The Real Housewives of New York, Episode Six Recap

The animosity between Heather and Aviva sets in even deeper, despite Ramona’s best efforts to play peacemaker. We open with some of the housewives at the Karen Karch jewelry store in Gramercy. It’s a fundraising event for Heather’s foundation (her son Jax had a liver transplant) The Kellner Family Pediatric Liver Foundation. Ramona is back from her trip to Africa, and is not happy to hear about the fight between Heather and Aviva. She’s especially not happy to hear that Heather is uninviting Aviva to her tenth anniversary party. She tells the camera, “Heather has a history of not inviting people to places and events.” We see from flashbacks that Ramona has been on the bad end of this. “It’s just not a nice thing to do,” she says. Sonja arrives, and she agrees Aviva … Continued

Real Housewives of New York, Episode Five Recap

We have some loose ends to tie up from last week before we move on to this week’s drama. And it gets REAL. The rancor from last week continues as we pick up at LuAnn’s barbecue. The “housewives” go around and around in circles over bookgate. Heather tells Amanda she has been “so insulting” to everyone (as if they all don’t tear each other apart on a regular basis.) The group is completely polarized between Carole and Aviva. Aviva’s husband defends her, while the other men stand around impotently. Heather starts talking “street,” which apparently she picked up hanging out with P Diddy. All the women (aside from Aviva) pretend they don’t even know who Amanda is, even though she has been in every episode this season. Heather says, “Someone needs to take out the … Continued

Real Housewives of New York, Episode Four Recap

Sonja is putting together a Hampton’s fundraiser for the LGBT youth center. It’s going to be a “cabarlesque” — a combination of cabaret and “soft burlesque.” (Very soft, as we will soon see.) We open with Sonja late for rehearsal. When she finally shows up, she basically goofs around and misses all of her marks. “I have my own way of moving. Very confident. If I may say, very Liza Minnelli.” Carole and Kristen are driving out to the Hamptons for Sonja’s event. Josh is meeting them out there later, and Kristen is happy for the time apart because she’s still angry about the Spartan Race. At the the way they struggle to get into their wet suits, you pretty much know we’re not going to be watching Point Break. Carole doesn’t get¬†beach, Heather, Kristen, … Continued

Real Housewives of New York, Episode Three Recap

We continue right where we left off last week, with Carole and Aviva duking it out over their literary cred. Carole tells Aviva that she doesn’t talk about her parenting, so “don’t talk about my career.” It gets ugly. Carole tells Aviva she’s a sick person. Proving her point, Aviva retorts, “And who in the Kennedys are you still friends with today?” Carole tells Aviva she’s a psychopath with no soul. Aviva says, “Well, at least I’m not fifty years old.”¬† How do the other ladies react? Romana tells the camera she feels “really bad” about being the catalyst for the fight. Yeah. She also says, “To tell you the truth, Aviva can turn. And when she turns — look out.” Kristen can’t take the heat. “It’s not that big a deal. Can’t we all … Continued

Real Housewives of New York, Episode Two Recap

The hashtag for this episode is #BookGate, so I knew I was in for something good. We open with Carole and Aviva at lunch so that Carole can give her advice about the book and just get it over with. As we learned last week, Aviva has written a memoir (It’s called Leggy Blonde, in case you’re interested.) Aviva puts on her eyeglasses, and Carole is weirded out and annoyed because she copied the same frames Carole has for her glasses. Aviva freely admits this, saying “I Single White Femaled you a long time ago.” Carole tells the camera, “Imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery. Flattery is the sincerest form of flattery.” It’s all downhill from there. Aviva insists that she wrote her book herself, and implies that Carole used a ghostwriter for … Continued

The Real Housewives of New York City, Season Six Premiere Recap

I’ll admit I was a RHONY virgin before watching the Season 6 premiere this week (and I’m aware the word virgin doesn’t belong anywhere near the words Real Housewives of New York). I tuned in mostly because I’m a fan of Carole Radziwill’s books — her poignant memoir What Remains, and more recently her debut novel The Widows Guide to Sex and Dating. So I was excited when the show opened with Carole getting made up for her author photo shoot. Fellow housewife Heather is along for support. Carole hates getting her photo taken. To get her mind off of it, Heather asks about Russ — her ex-boyfriend? From what Carole says it seems the break-up wasn’t amicable. She tells the camera, “I wish I was the type of girl who likes to have sex … Continued