Things were not looking good for the future of The Real Housewives of New York City earlier this week when contract disputes held up the beginning of production on season six. Basically, they wanted fat ass raises and banded together to get them, but Bravo basically told them to figure it out by May 10 or hit the unemployment line. That threat apparently lit a fire under their asses and they’re all on board.
The Real Housewives of New York salary stand off with Bravo is over. Ramona Singer, Carole Radziwill, LuAnn de Lesseps, Heather Thomson, Sonja Morgan and Aviva Drescher today all signed their contracts with the cable channel I’ve learned. Details are sketchy but it seems the Housewives took the modest pay increases Bravo was offering for season 6 rather than continue to hold out for big raises and risk getting booted off the Big Apple version of the multi-city reality franchise. The cable channel also threw in a few more contractual baubles like covering expenses for additional hair and make-up for the cast.
Ugh, stop. Season 5 of RHONYC was the lowest rated in the show’s history and these women are still acting like they’ve got some leverage. That being said, thank f-ck they got this worked out because I love this show (even though I only binge watch it when there’s marathons on) and the world needs more trash like this on TV.
In any case, when things come crashing down on this show because they want $8 million an episode or something stupid and they’re finally told to take a hike, I hope we can all remember this very important lesson:
This is really dishy shit. So, you know Victoria de Lesseps, Countess LuAnn from Real Housewives of New York’s daughter? Well, yesterday another Real Housewife, Ramona Singer, retweeted a video that was sent to her by a fan. In the five minute clip, Victoria is seen rolling up what appears to be either a joint or a cigarette (but who the hell rolls cigarettes anymore?) and saying the N-word. The video, which has already been removed from YouTube, was a recorded conversation between Victoria and a friend on Skype.
Her friend has since defended Victoria and said that she uses the N-word like one might use the word “pal” and doesn’t view it as a racial slur. As if that really makes any kind of difference.
Ramona’s decision to put her co-star’s teenage daughter on blast is pretty lame (leaving kids out of your adult drama seems like the only classy thing to do,) but Victoria’s offenses are serious. They’ve covered on the show that Victoria attends some fancy schmancy boarding school. I wonder if this behavior is something she picked up there or if maybe that’s the reason she was shipped off in the first place. Now that I think of it, she did have a broken arm at the beginning of season two, allegedly for trying to sneak out of her Hamptons bedroom balcony to meet her friends. Probably to smoke pot, now that I think of it.
Khloe Kardashian is probably the coolest chick on the planet, but I wouldn’t exactly throw down in order to sit next to her for five minutes in a night club. Sad thing is, Ramona Singer aka “Crazy Eyes” from Real Housewives of New York totally would and did on Tuesday night.
Ramona and her co-star, the free-spirited and bananas Kelly Bensimon were both at Quo in NYC for the launch of some new flavor of vodka. It was clear that the two have some some sort of beef because they refused to be photographed together (and what Real Housewife says no to a camera?) or even speak to one another. That’s when Khloe Kardashian showed up. Kelly joined Khloe in a booth and the two were catching up like old pals, which sent jealous Ramona in to a rage.
Ramona reportedly went over to the table and practically clawed her way between the two women and started talking. According to a source who spoke to the New York Post, “Suddenly there was a ruckus. Ramona barged her way through the VIP area and practically jumped over a table to get to Khloe, and tried to sit between her and Kelly, who was mortified and left immediately.”
Now, Ramona’s rep is obviously denying this and told the paper, “Ramona did not steamroller her way in — Khloe invited her. They chatted and they took a picture together,” but c’mon. Doesn’t that sound exactly like something Ramona would do? Busy body Ramona with the crazy-ass eyes? As if she didn’t do that. Woof. How pathetic. These women are mothers.