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Drinking & Tweeting

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Note to self– don’t engage in a Twitter feud while drinking wine.

Sometimes right before I go to bed I will email myself listing the things I’m either worrying about or don’t want to forget for tomorrow.

Last night I was up late watching the Yankees BEAT THE INDIANS AND MOVE ON TO THE ALCS (!!!) and I wrote myself the following email: Read More »

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7 Things to Look Forward To {Real Housewives of New York Season 9}

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Check out 7 Things to Look Forward To on RHONY!

Real Housewives of New York is back already? Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy, really I am. RHONY is my second favorite after RHOBH.

But I feel like we just ended the season. The scandal of Tom cheating on Luann remains fresh in my mind.

In any event, judging by the trailer for the new season, it’s going to be a good one. Read More »

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Don’t Shoot the Messenger {Real Housewives of New York Finale}

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Luann finally saw photographic evidence of Tom cheating on her…but will she call the engagement off?

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This season of Real Housewives of New York really got off to a slow start.

We had some John/Bethenny drama that was a big deal, then we had Bethenny’s health scare which seemed like a big deal but kinda faded out, and then finally we had the really big deal of Bethenny’s smoking gun photo.

So basically, THIS SEASON WAS ALL ABOUT BETHENNY. Read More »

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God Help the Men of RHONY

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The RHONY ladies have done a dismal job of picking their men…

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I guess it’s slim pickings in New York City these days, because the women of Real Housewives of New York have some pretty horrific men in their lives…as evidenced by recent episodes.

Let’s start out by discussing Tom, the man of the hour.

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Tom, now engaged to Luann, previously took Ramona on either two, five, or six dates, depending on who you ask. I tend to believe Ramona, because her story seems more credible and she has no reason to lie.

Okay fine. Social circles can be small– it’s certainly not surprising if a person ends up with someone that her friend may have dated a few times. It happens.

But wait.

Tom also slept with Sonja many times over the past decade. Oy.

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Shouldn’t Luann have known about that? Wouldn’t that have deterred her from going after Tom? No?

The more important question, however, is shouldn’t Tom have known that Luann, Sonja, and Ramona were all pretty tight? I mean, he knew they were all on a TV show together. He knew this would be talked about on camera.

But let’s pretend that everyone’s fine with the fact that Tom has a past with all three ladies, because eventually they’ll all get over that.




Now he is in a bar making out with some woman only weeks after getting engaged to Luann? That is low.

And I’m pretty sure that it actually happened. Tom seems to admit to it when he said, “With any relationship, there are always bumps in the road. We had one misunderstanding that led to actions that I deeply regret. What is important is that we were able to work through it and we are stronger than ever.”

For Luann’s sake, I hope that’s true…

Michael

As shady as I find Tom, I have even less respect for Jules’ husband Michael. I think even without learning the duo was filing for divorce, viewers would have seen this season and been like, Ruh-roh. 

Every single time he is late or missing from home or needing a shower it just makes me think that he’s off with his mistress. Which I’m sure he was.

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This doesn’t mean I think Jules is an angel. Far from it. But she doesn’t deserve for her husband to cheat on her (while they are filming a reality show, no less) and leave her to parent the kids alone every time he runs off to bang his lover.

What a d*ck. Also how stupid, right??

Your skeletons always come out when you step into the limelight.

John

I guess after a month or two of filming Dorinda figured out a surefire way to keep John out of the line of fire– don’t let him film.

His antics at the start of the season were awful, though. From drunkenly accusing Bethenny of copying the name “Skinnygirl” from the brand “Skinny Cow” to making that weird remark about the mouthpiece being moist when Tom spoke to Luann on the phone.

Ew.

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I think Dorinda just likes someone who will get sloppy drunk with her and not judge her for it.

Thoughts?

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All the Countess’s Men: Real Housewives of New York Recap

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The Countess introduces her boyfriend to the group, while Bethenny hosts a Secret Santa gift exchange.

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If there’s no Rey in the episode do I even want to watch it?

I’m still obsessed with last week’s introduction of Luann’s crazy ex-boyfriend Rey, so I can’t wait to see what an episode entitled “All the Countess’s Men” has to offer. I bet she loved the title of this one. Not.

Jules and Dorinda shop for gifts for Bethenny’s Secret Santa exchange. Read More »

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Airing Your Dirty Laundry: Real Housewives of New York Recap

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Sonja is caught off guard by Bethenny’s harsh response to Sonja’s new brand of prosecco, Tipsy Girl.

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It’s official.

The Countess has packed her bag(s) and moved into the fifth floor of Chateau Mor-ganne, pronounced in an entirely different way than Sonja usually says her last name of Morgan.

It’s secluded, plus there’s a bidet and a tiny fridge in case Luann wants to entertain. Which she most likely will…but what she really wants is to settle down with a nice man who owns a place in the city.

Also needing to settle down is Sonja’s bubbly and unrealistic view of her life. Yes, Sonja, you need to put the heat on in the winter. No, Sonja, Bethenny is not going to like you using the name “Tipsy Girl” for your prosecco. Even Luann can see that. Read More »

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Tipsying Point: Real Housewives of New York Recap

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A psychic’s claims start a fight between Ramona and Dorinda about, what else, John.

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I swear the weeks go by so slowly when the first Real Housewives show I have is on a Wednesday night. (I don’t watch Dallas.

Can we get RHONJ started up soon, Andy Cohen? 

Back in the Big Apple…

Sonja is prepping for her upcoming birthday party by getting a facial made with either human stem cells, placenta, or semen. #unclear Read More »

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Birthday Bashing: Real Housewives of New York Recap

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Bethenny and Jules try to repair their relationship, but will Jules give Bethenny a second chance?

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Hopefully everyone has recovered from the World’s Worst Hamptons Hoedown.

No? Me neither.

But anyways. Bethenny is back in the city and packing for a trip. Or, packing for her daughter Brynn, rather.

Brynn has learned what is both Bethenny’s and my husband’s #1 Travel Rule…you always carry on. I swear to you, my husband even made me take a carry-on suitcase for our 10-day honeymoon.

P.S. Brynn’s bedroom is nicer than my room. I’d love to live there with the light-up “L.O.V.E.” on the wall. Seriously. I’ll rent it from her when she has her visitation weeks with Jason. Read More »

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The Biggest Boob: Real Housewives of New York Recap

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It’s always fun when someone’s drunk boyfriend accosts you on your birthday…right, Bethenny??

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I guess this is why Bethenny hates her birthday. It seems to be the one day of the year when shit rains down on her.

We rejoin the ladies at Dorinda’s ill-fated lingerie party. It seems like everyone is back to “being cool,” as The Countess would say.

Dorinda is outside smoking a cigarette?! Jules takes a drag, too, and tells Dorinda she has her back. (Just not her lungs, I guess, if she’s supporting her smoking habit.)

Bethenny, Jules, Dorinda, and Carole actually do try on bras, which, if you recall, was the reason for the party. Jules and Carole argue over who is skinnier, and Jules offers that she is totally fine because she gets her period every 30 days.

“The fact that you’re even saying that is weird,” says Carole. Agreed. Read More »

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An Intimates Affair: Real Housewives of New York Recap

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Dorinda’s attempt to have a fun ladies’ night fails miserably.

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It’s only one episode in and I’m already loving this season of Real Housewives of New York. Mainly because I’m almost 100% positive we will not hear the word “Munchausen’s.” 

Thank you, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for ending. Good riddance to a shitty season.

But back to the NYC ladies… Read More »

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Start Spreading the News: Real Housewives of New York Recap

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Season 8 starts off with a bang in the Big Apple…get the scoop!

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First off, let’s just acknowledge the fact that this is the same cast photo as last year, but with Heather and Kristen deleted and new Housewife Julianne Wainstein subbed in between Luann and Bethenny. Umm…

Anywho. 

I go back and forth between Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Real Housewives of New York as my two favorites but right now, as I sit here watching Bethenny, her new haircut, and Dorinda open the show, it’s clear to me–

I heart New York. Read More »

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Real Housewives of New York: Reunion, Part Three

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I’m a little disappointed with the lack of drama thus far in this Real Housewives of New York Reunion. Maybe they saved it all for Part 3?

Let’s see if that’s the case. Here are the Top 10 Highlights from Part 3 of the Real Housewives of New York Reunion…

10. “Nobody wants to see you fail, they just want you to be honest.” –Bethenny, to Sonja about her international fashion lifestyle luxury brand. And that is the point everyone has trying to make to Sonja all season long.  Read More »

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Real Housewives of New York: Reunion, Part Two

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Let me start by saying I HATE YOU BRAVO. 

Where do you get off switching the time of the Real Housewives of New York Reunion Part 2 to 8:00 when the show has aired at 9:00 all season long?

I totally missed it and am only getting a chance to watch it now. On a Saturday. Because I’m at the beach and I don’t have a DVR here. #thestruggleisreal

Here are the Top 10 Highlights from Real Housewives of New York Reunion Part 2Read More »

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Real Housewives of New York: Reunion, Part One

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Love me a good reunion, especially with the ladies of New York!

This season has had all the components of a good Real Housewives’ season…an island vacation, drunk sloppiness, and lots of personal product promotion. #Skinnygirl #TruRenewal

Here are the Top 10 Highlights from the Real Housewives of New York Reunion Part One… Read More »

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New Beginnings: RHONY Finale Recap

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Don’t let that picture fool you. The ladies had plenty of bitchiness and name-calling before that shot was taken.

Let’s dish about the top ten moments from last night’s Real Housewives of New York finale, shall we?

10. Well, we finally got to see Bethenny’s finished apartment. I will admit, I kind of liked her old one better (the one she spent so much time renovating with Jason). But this one is still pretty fabulous, minus all the bright Skinnygirl-red accents…too bright for my taste. Still, hooray! She’s not “homeless” anymore. Read More »

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Be Cool

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I’ve only been waiting all season for this episode.

From the moment I saw Luann say “Be cool” in her hoarse morning-after voice in this season’s trailer, I knew that she was going to be my M.V.H. this season (Most Valuable Housewife).

It’s the final days of the Turks and Caicos trip. So let’s all just be cool and check out these Top 10 Highlights from last night’s Real Housewives of New York, which are surprisingly chock-full of zingers from Sonja! Read More »

Marriage Relationships

The Bethenny Project: Chapter 5

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Chapter 5 in I Suck at Relationships deals with what Bethenny refers to as “playing the game.” That cat-and-mouse thing you do when you’re dating and trying to entice someone.

Isn’t it funny how you get married and half the time you’re trying NOT to entice your husband? Please let me go to sleep. Please let me go to sleep. (Or is that just me?)

Still, Bethenny says that “the game doesn’t end when you get married; it just changes.” 

Her advice? Get dressed up and flirt to bring some excitement back into your marriage.  Read More »

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RHONY All-Time Rankings

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In seven seasons of the Real Housewives of New York, there have been 13 different Housewives. Only three current Housewives have been there from the start…Ramona, Luann, and Bethenny.

Bethenny, of course, skipped out on seasons four, five, and six, while Luann was only considered a “friend of the Housewives” during season six. That still confuses me.

This leaves Ramona as the grand dame of RHONY, who has been a legit “Housewife” for all seven seasons. For that alone, she ranks in the top five for me. Here are the rest of my RHONY All-Time Rankings… Read More »

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The Rise of Angry Sonja

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Remember the softer side of Sonja? Well, say goodbye to that.

Enter Angry Sonja. 

She’s mean, she’s loud, she’s rude, and yes, she still drinks (but is in complete denial of her lack of control of drinking).

I had to chuckle when Sonja told the ladies that hey, we all need to be carried home some nights. Ummm maybe in my twenties, but I’d like to think that once I’m approaching 50 I will have settled down a bit and will be able to get myself into my own bed each night. Read More »

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The Bethenny Project: Chapter 3

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Chapter 3 of Bethenny Frankel’s book I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To is entitled “Master the Catch and Release.”

She gives pointers on how to catch and keep your ideal guy. Since I’m already married and I hopefully don’t have to do anymore catching and keeping a guy in my lifetime, I wanted to share my own story of how I snared my husband.

So here is the story of us. Hold on tight, because it’s quite the rollercoaster… Read More »

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Turks and Cray-cos

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Thank you, Real Housewives of New York. I needed this– a break from my own reality as an actual “real housewife” to embark on a trip that is utterly nuts and crazy, just like the RHONY ladies themselves.

I mean, this is like Scary Island times ten. Replacing Kelly Bensimon in the role of Resident Delusional One is Sonja Morgan, and reprising her role as Sane Truth-Teller is Bethenny Frankel.

Hope y’all packed your Xanax and your favorite wine tumblers you can throw at a friend without breaking!

Here are the Top 10 Highlights from last night’s Real Housewives of New York. Read More »