Hooooo-boy, I’m so behind on blogging NJ that viewers must’ve thought one of my RHONY castmates called Danielle’s people to take care of me. Or maybe I was busy lobbying to get Bergen County’s blue laws repealed. Nope, the truth is I just got bogged down, and for that I guess I get the "ho-bag of the week" award. Life’s been a little crazy with our three-part reunion and our book tour, which has been going beautifully – thanks, everyone! So this blog isn’t 10 pages long I’m going to hit the highlights of the episodes I missed.
Congratulations to Teresa and Joe! Leave it to Teresa to give birth while still looking glam – luckily she got off her email faster than I did with Johan – we barely made it there in time. Loved watching Chris’ face at Scores and it was a great first effort with the car wash – maybe moonlight car washes and guys can pay extra to wash their own car while the girls dance?
Seems like Danielle had good intentions with the benefit for the sick child, but that exploded into psychodrama, didn’t it? Take it from me, if you are asked to attend a charity function where there will be people you don’t want to see, you show up, do your job (bringing donations, taking pictures, whatever it is, etc.) and leave. Not only is this easy to accomplish, Simon and I have accomplished it at the Brownstone. It’s a very big venue! It was absolutely appropriate to invite Kim, but what planet was Danielle on, to bring a group of guys who as far as I can see did not pay or even make a reservation, and instead paced around the perimeter of the room like they were about to take the whole party hostage? It seemed that the family of the sick child didn’t know all these people were coming with Danielle either, and they were clearly embarrassed. I’ve met my share of Hells Angels and Guardian Angels and tough guys, and without exception they have been lovely people who like their bikes and protecting people. These guys, on the other hand, looked like they scared the s**t out of the guests, which is not what you want when you’re raising money for anything.
God, you are annoying. How many times are you going to reference a certain RHONY cast mate??? Look who's talking about bringing up the drama AGAIN!!!
looking forward to the "lost footage" episode on RHONY tomorrow--will we finally see the "1000 times worse" outtakes of Kelly's breakdown? It's what everyone wants to see! Meanwhile in NJ, plastic boobies seem to be the rage. Is it just me or do other women out there think inserting plastic crap under the skin is just revolting? I think our generation has let down the women's movement. We should be celebrating boobies of all shapes and sizes that are natural, not perpetuating some distorted male fantasy. Trust me, there are plenty of guys out there who think plastic boobies are nasty. Kudos to Dina for downsizing!
Hey,do you remember that TV sitcom LAVERN AND SHIRLEY that little guy that tried to act like a tuff guy Squeakie,Lennie's roomate? Doesnt that little weasle guy (Danny) remind you of him?Except you know Squeakie had class!!!!
Though I have to state this is the first clear conscise blog from you that is both pensive and accurate. About time , I think when you are not defending your actions , you hit the nail on the head. Stick to commenting on other shows housewives , you need a reality check in yours. But well put on this Blog!!!
I absolutely love your blogs. I always watch you, but I feel like sometimes as a viewer I don't know you because you seem uncomfortable in front of the camera. In your blogs though you are fluid and charming and an all out crack up. Everything you brought up was right on the money. I'm so happy to see you coming out of your shell more. I think your showing more heart and fire!!! And sometimes we all deserve the ho-bag of the week award!!! That's hilarious!!!!!
Thanks for returning to the blog. I am not a mother but cried for Caroline also when she had her talk with Albie. I also cried for you when you first approached Jill about talking about your children. Nothing is greater than a mother's love and as my mom used to say, "God help the person who comes between that". Love your comment on the word in edgewise with the party planner. I thought I was the only one who caught that on your series. If that party was to show off Jennifer as a great party planner, it was not effective and in fact, was a dis-service to her.
love you alex! thanks for blogging again:) and on a side note, we better see you on RHONY next season!!
OH Alex love LOVE your blogs about new jersey group!!! Happy to see you back. You're a breath of fresh air! :) Hope the book signing continues to be successful. Any chance you and Simon will be coming to florida for your signing? Good Luck!!
You are so much fun, Alex. Thanks for your commentary. Hope you can stay out of the drama if you choose to return to Housewives, but I'd love to see you pass on returning and continuing your writing instead.
I can respect your attempt to be the new and improved, and outspoken Alex, but your attempt at humor sometimes fall flat and leaves the reader feeling a bit awkward... and embarassed. I kind of miss the old Alex.
You don't ever get to be the ho-bag of the week. What a thing to say.
Can't wait to see you next season in RHONY. You, Bethenny, Sonya, and Ramona have th only storylines that will keep me tuning it week after week.
I have really grown to like you this season. It seems that you are much more comfortable and are more firm in your beliefs. I guess you have found your voice!! And even your dear Simon - he has been a breath of fresh air this season! I wish you much luck in your future endeavors. And thank you for the commentary...we are all thinking the same!
Geeezzz Alex. You just can't help yourself, can you? Must you continue to take jabs at Jill even on a different show's blog? Move on, already!!!
Alex, You were AMAZING this season!!! It was so nice watching what a true friend you were to Bethenny when it seemed she really needed it. The fact Ramona has seen how wonderful you are, well, I'm so glad!! The "St. John Four" , (Bethenny, Alex, Ramona & Sylvia of course!) are the reason I watch the show....You girls are a class act..
Alex, this is my first time commenting, but I like the new you that speaks up. I really enjoyed you this season thank you. Keep up the good work and hope your book goes through the roof on sales. You two deserve all good things that can come your way.
You always make me laugh at your comments. I think most of the same things you get to say. Thanks!! Hope to see you and Simon on B's show at least while the RHWONY are on break. Keep being your beautiful self. We all love you.
Love you Alex! Good analysis. I'd like to add that I would hate to ever see you leave RHONY. Please don't be a Dina who I was also a fan of.
Alex, you always know just what to say!! I really love your "new self" this season. You really get your point across, in a good way!! I love hearing what you have to say about Danielle, because she and Kelly seem to have taken over the CRAZY housewives on both shows!! Good luck to you and Simon on your book tour!!
I love that u have found ur voice and are so honest, weather it is about u or just seeing what us viewers see and how we feel. Good luck on ur book tour i live in a little town in WI so i dought that i would see u but i look forward to more of New York Housewives!!!!!
Spot on Alex, your observation is amazaing. Best of luck to you and your family, hope to see you on RHNJ next season.
Alex, I was wonderign when another one of the housewives was going to step up and say something about these ladies!! BRAVO, lol, for actually following a show and a fellow housewife left due to the stress. I was looking for Tamra, Vicki, Jeana, Ramona, Jill, some of the atlanta gals and possibly some of the new to be DC ladies to weigh in. Headlines have indicated Danielle was harrassing Dina more involving custody etc. I wish her well and hope these are just press rumors. As a very avid watcher out of the all seasons of the housewives, I understand that not all of them will be best of friends, but wish more of the ladies would have each other's backs! Not to glorify "crazy kelly", but women really should celebrate each other, not berate! Heres to more of Alex!
Alex, you have the best blogs! I will miss watching your episodes, can't wait for the next season! By the way, I thought you were very appropriate this season. Your kind heart and loyalty to friends does not go unnoticed! I wish lots of success to both you and Simon!
That was too big of a reach on your Jill slam... Sounded rather pathetic (and a bit obsessive on your part).
Alex, you seem sincere and balanced. I'm glad you stood up to Jill Zarin. We don't get to see everything that's filmed, but we've seen enough to know Jill is jealous of other's success and seems to keep score of any nice thing she does and expects payment in kind or you have wronged her. When Andy asked you what she has done to you, it must have been hard to come up with a list. You don't keep lists, but you know what's happened and learned from it--the old saying holds true "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice shame on me." I am hopeful Jill won't put you or your family down again. She should leave the show.
Alex, I love you! You and Simon are so fun and so normal. I think the reason the other ladies had a hard time getting to know you is because you two are a normal happily married couple. Thank you for giving marriage a good name!
Alex, Your comments are always so intelligent and thoughtful! I live in Ohio and I heard your interview with Toledo's Andrew Z in the Morning Show...you were hilarious and I loved it. I'm glad you're blogging more often because I always enjoy reading your opinions!
It's always good to hear from you...bright, balanced and fun. And I loved seeing you and Simon visiting with Bethenny. I would hate to see BGM? dragged down with Jill's petulance, LuAnne's artifice or Kelly's chaos. Bethenny Getting Married? has such great energy.
Alex: Your blogs are always refreshing to read. I hope all is going well with you and your family and that your book is successful. It is great.
Alex- I ABSOLUTELY love,love,love your blogs! You have become one of my most favorite housewives. Simon and the chums complete the picture. You looked so "young Ann Margaret chic" in your talking head interviews--unlike some people, you get better each season! Wishing you only the best, C
Love, love, and love you some more Alex! Along with your precious, sweet, absolutely hilarious and obviously very caring and compassionate husband Simon. I have been watching the show since the beginning and you and Simon seem to have really grown into being on TV in a terrific way!
I think you are probably the most fabulous mother to your two beautiful boys and I wish nothing but happiness, prosperity and peace always for both you, your husband and your two beautiful children.
I hope with everything that I have that Bravo decides to sign you up for another year on the RHONYC! You are a great addition to the case and you don't seem to have a mean bone in your body.
I now it is just tv. But it is "reality tv" after all and I can't help to feel so sorry for you for the way that she devil Jill has treated you and your husband over the past several years. I was overjoyed that you stood up to that snob!
I hope you have a wonderful summer! See you next year!