I was very happy with my first live performance of Money Can’t Buy You Class. It wasn’t easy to get up in front of the cameras and perform for some of the most important people my life. It was such a thrill to perform the song in front of a live audience; I was super excited yet nervous at the same time. My producer, Chris Young, did such a fabulous job that night. I loved how he arrived in a stretch Hummer packed with gorgeous women; so rock star!
I wasn’t nervous about introducing Jacques to the group because I knew that they would love him! He’s always charming and gracious to my family and friends. Although keeping Jacques a secret was fun, I wanted him to be a part of my big night and since my family was coming out, I thought it would be the perfect time to introduce him to everyone. My mother liked him and that’s what really counts!
Jacques is a good man and he’s got my back. We share many of the same interests. He makes me very happy and I’m lucky to have him in my life. Also, Jacques is French and very sophisticated, which I love and he is a successful businessman, which I respect.
I was a little disappointed when Alex, Bethenny and Ramona didn’t come out to support me at my CD release party. The girls knew how important this night was to me. They missed all the fun, their loss.
You are absolutely gorgeous in your music video! You are beautiful anyway...but let the hair grow out. You are hot! Good job, woman!
Your video is amazing, you are by far the most gorgeous adult woman with a video, it is fabulous, I wish you so much greatness in your life. You deserve so many gret things, you are absolutely beautiful!
Watching back I can really see where you cannot mind your own business. You need to let Jill either fight her own battles or quit making comments about what she wants to do. I am glad she and Bethenney had lunch. And I think with some work it will all work out. You just need to keep your nose out of it. Maybe the new b/f and your music will ke3ep you so busy you will not have time to meddle.
Congrats on the release of your song! It's such fun! And Jacques is HOT!
As far as Jill and Bethenny are concerned, you've nailed it: Jill had to endure the pain of Bobby's cancer without Bethenny's friendship. This is something that Bethenny STILL does not get and won't because she sees herself as a victim. Heaven forbid Alex should experience some tragedy and need Bethenny's support. Bethenny isn't capable of giving herself to others.
Great job, LuAnn!!!! I am so happy for you; your world fell apart, and then came together again!!!
I really, really L-O-V-E-D you this season :))))
Yes, it was sad to see Bethenny and Jill's friendship fall apart. Life is too short to be mean and say things that we can't take back. Congrats to you on your new song, I sang it during the commercials. Do whatever it takes to make you feel good about life. Just breathe and enjoy yourself.
Your new boyfriend is gorgeous. You two make a great looking couple, and I hope that greatness translates into every aspect of your life. You truly have been through so much. I am so happy to see the sun shining back in your window. Good luck to you.
OMG! LuAnn, you did it! I'm so happy for your CD! Watched your video & you are truly a classy woman. And Beautiful with your long tresses!(Hair for you youngsters) I adored Jacques! He's gorgeous and a true gentleman. Crossing my fingers you'll have a long & happy future together. Time has a way of healing things. Eh?
Luann..congrats on your song!! You look really good in the video..I love the long hair, you look so beautiful!!
LuAnn you say that you were upset that some of the girls didn't show up to show you support, but then again I feel that if they did show up you would complain either way. Its a lose lose situation with you. And lets be honest here you aren't close with Alex or Bethenny so why have people that you don't like around you. Its best to have your closest friends around to support you and I think you had that and should be happy about that.
Enjoy your time with Jacque. I hope that things work out the way that you wish, but please do not let your happiness depend on any man. Men are wonderful and special, but women must learn that their success and happiness depends on themselves. Only then can we become a strong woman. I am not a man hater, and have been very happily married for many years, but I had to learn to like myself, and depend on myself before my Prince appeared. You can do it. Believe in yourself!
I think you are a truly giving and caring person. While I did not enjoy watching a lot of the drama around you and your co-stars I find I still like you and your pick yourself attitude.
Luann or is it Countess... I am very happy for you and your dreams. However, I do want to say something about you wanting Jill and Bethany working things out. Do you really? You have been trying to cause problems for them all year. Real Classy huh? Understandably, friends vent and talk to other friends but goood friends listen they don't get into the middle and cause more trouble. As for Alex, Ramona and Bethany not showing up, after the way you, Jill, and Kelly treated them why would they? Really do you think that much of yourself?
Dear LuAnn Countess de Lesseps, Your song is a blast. The only complaint I have is it's short. Maybe you should add a few lines to it later and make another CD. Now Jacques, sorry if I misspell his name, if you read above, his name is spelled in the blue box with no C while your commentary spells it with a C. I'll go by your spelling. Anyway, he is exactly who I have always pictured for you. I am so happy because I was not Impressed with the Author, Cort/Cord. Sorry, forgot his name. Anyway, Please Countess, Please keep in mind, if you marry Jacques, you loose your alimony. I know that is tacky of me to even think about this and mention it, but reality is reality. Jill schemed to have a fight with Bethenny to sell her book. Bethenny was clueless to it. Think about it, why not have a fight go down on camera, than make up in the last episode, during which will help sell her book. The Problem Is, Bethenny was not a fool. I think Bethenny figured it out to. A fight and A Book Sale. Love Ya Countess and Congratulations on your renewal.
LuAnn - did you see what Kelly tweeted about you after tonight's episode? She said "money can buy you a mute button". She deleted it but plenty of people captured her temper tantrum before she removed her remarks.
Dear Countess, I forgot to mention, I watched the video and IT WAS FANTASTIC! You are right up there with Shania Twains video, "Man, I Feel Like A Woman!" Seriously, you are hot! lol
I'm so thrilled that you have been able to heal from your divorce and live life on your own terms. That is truly inspirational. Let Go and Let God! Hopefully you've seen some of the facts and events that have been going on around you during this season and realize things and people for who they really are... much blessings!
I know you're sorry some of the housewives didn't come out to support you - now maybe you can imagine how Ramona felt when you didn't go along to the trip she planned for all of you. Maybe she'd rather spend time with her daughter too?
Honey, I love you, but you just aren't that good of a singer. I must however give you kudos for having the cahones to do the song and the video, but lets be honest here, you won't be the next star singer. I am thrilled for you and you are now heading into this exciting full-filling new chapter in your life. I wish you nothing but the best...but stay off the airways...please?!?!
"I was a little disappointed when Alex, Bethenny and Ramona didn’t come out to support me at my CD release party. The girls knew how important this night was to me. They missed all the fun, their loss."
Perhaps you are now able to appreciate Ramona's feelings about your refusal to accept the very real importance of her marriage renewal and all the ritual that goes with it. Perhaps you truly didn't understand why she would choose the 17th year as the time to do this but that's not the point, it was her choice and it was very important to her.
You sang great! Catchy song too. You've turned into my favorite housewife. Such grace under fire. Although I'm throughly against shock value tv, your scenes were relaxing and enjoyable to watch. That's my kind of tv;-)
LuAnn, Your song is cute. It looks like you had a great night at the CD release party. However...it was blatantly obvious that you were lip singing. You closed your mouth before the words being played ended. This happened several times during the performance. So when you say it was your first "live" performance....not so much. Lots of singers do this and a lot of singers get slammed for it. At least be real. Good luck with your CD..just don't think the viewers are that easily deceived.
Lu I think your awesome. Just learn to stay out of the drama and you will be fine. Enjoy life stay out of petty stuff please!! Money can't buy you class BUT money can buy you a plane ticket out of town away from Kelly!!
Not everybody who's French is sophisticated, and kissing on both cheeks doesn't make you sophisticated either. Sophistication is about style and content, charm and depth. Class is lower, middle, or upper, and you're wrong. You CAN buy it. What you can't buy is authenticity. Your reality on this show would be far more interesting if you played yourself.
Luann, I have to say that your tune is catchy. Where you writing it on anyone specifically? Like Jill for example:)
Hello and congratulations on June 3 live appearance of you singing your new song! I am new to this blog, so please bare with me. This season 3 has left me so frustrated at times I thought I may never watch the show again. Too much meanness. There has been too much "one sided" going on this season. Jill made mistakes. Big deal. Ramona, Bethenny, and Alex at every turn gossiped about Jill, how terrible she was about speaking ill about people or friends, yet they can't see that when they are doing that, they are doing the very same they accuse her of. They spoke ill of you for no reason, except for the fact that you did not throw Jill under the bus the way her friend of 15 years did. Ramona...Whether or not Jill should have went to the Island unannounced has nothing to do with how friends treat one another. First, Ramona grabs the girls hands, bug eyed and frantically dramatic saying, 'Oh No' "Oh No--what am I going to do'? She behaved like a monster was coming through the entrance, yet Jill was pleasant and trying to make amends, albeit the wrong way, was trying and Ramona kept on with her antics, then said to Jill 'What are you doing here'? 'Why are you here'? Jill did not expect balloons and banners when she chose to go there, but Ramona chose to treat her unkindly when it was uncalled for. Jill answered her questions, as did Jill's husband Bobby. Ramona should have at least been cordial. Why, after all, it was just the night before she was wishing Jill was there and hurt that she wasn't. Well, there was Ramona's chance not to feel hurt and be happy that her "friend of 15 years" stopped by to give well wishes and spend a litte time in spite of how they had talked about her and treated her. Even worse. The dead silence of "you are not welcomed here" and the ugly face and anger spewing from Alex during that scene was way too much. Alex showed expressions eqivalent to someone who had harmed them all their life. What does Ramona do? She gets up and goes to Alex, conforts her, and is worried about her because she is turning red. I would turn red if I was Alex too and saw Jill pop in after how Alex had cornered and spoke out of line to her at improper times. Alex also went back to Bethenny's apartment after one of those temper tantrums and rude approaches to Jill, and discussed it like a teenager and how good it felt to do that to Jill, yet it's Alex calling Jill a "mean girl"? A definite overeaction on Alex's part. I saw a side to her this season that left her very unattractive, and purposely antagonizing to Jill and others. Ramona, though, instead of going to her best friend of 15 years as she walked out to the car in tears, chose to comfort someone who she trashed all season long before. Jill was treated like rubbish and had to excuse herself because she was not wanted, Ramona should have excused herself from the other ladies and went somewhere to talk to Jill and invited her to stay for drinks, tea, lunch, or dinner. They treated her the way they claim she is. Ramona was two faced. She went out to the car to apologize to Jill, yet really didn't offer her anything because right before that she's gossiping about her to the other women. As for ALex, she looked as though she just may need therapy after Jill popped in late on her invite.Alex, seriously, check yourself, that anger is not good on something so trivial, especially when it's things in your head based on half truths and the other women, except for one that you are sitting with talked about you like scum and treated you the same way.People in Haiti are suffering still. Use your anger for something like that. All of you on the island said you didn't want drama. Then don't act so dramatic. Bethenny has a loud harsh mouth with an attitude, yet I have always found her funny and down to earth. Not this season. She says Jill holds a grudge. What does she think she is doing when Jill, after realizing she could have done things differently, kept reaching out to Bethenny, even on this last episode, but acted like a peice of cold ice to Jill. Then at Ramona and Mario's renewal-display-whatever you want to title it (not even a 2nd honeymoon afterwards), Jill walked over to Betheny, was polite, asked if they would be talking or seeing each other and talking pleasantries with her, Bethenny says that Jill needs a lot she has to work on. So let me get this right...Bethenny wants Jill to work on herself, needs to work on herself, has to work on herself, but Bethenny wants to be accepted for who she is. That is the same thing Jill wants. Jill is upfront about who she is, her problems, and that she has learned a lesson. Jill needs to forget people like Alex and Bethenny and realize that right now, Bethenny wants Jill to suffer. Bethenny ignored Jill when she needed her. Bethenny wanted to fix it when she wanted to, yet Jill wasn't ready. Bethenny needs to look in the mirror. She is doing exactly what she is accusing Jill of being. Ramona came in to a benefit or opening Jill was doing for Kodak, then started critizing the whole thing, going as far as yelling during the ceremony, yet tells Jill again tonight that "she needs to look beyond herself" and that "it's not all about you", when Jill lovingly came up to wish her well before that renewal ceremony, mind you, after the way Ramona treated her on 'Poision Island' too. It doesn't matter who was wrong or right in that situation, but Ramona did at least come to Jill and apologize much later. Ramona said she was in the middle. Ramona put herself in the middle. Ramona should have been telling Bethenny and Alex from the beginning of this season that Jill has been her friend for 15 years and she wanted to not be involved. She became involved when she gossiped right along with them, lashed out like a redneck at a function of Jill's and other inappropriate times, and talked about Jill behing her back, then with her acted like she wasn't in the middle. Alex put herself right into it as well. She relished telling Jill at a party in front of guests that "Bethenny wanted nothing to do with her". Not a place to do it, but she wanted it to embarass Jill and the worse part is that she enjoyed it. Oh how Alex forgets. It was just last season the Ramona constantly made fun of Alex and her husband. So did Bethenny. Yet she verbally attacks Jill and befriends those who put her, her children, her husband, their life style, and eveything one could think of last season, down. Even this season Ramona is tearing Bethenny apart on the bridge, yet she tearfully tells Ramona tonight that she doesnt know what she would do without either of them these past few months. When was that? At the bridge? Or was it during the gossip fests they had about Jill and the rest of you girls? Ramona, Alex, and Bethenny? After all the mean things they did and said to Alex last year? I mean geez, Ramona actually left a dinner party Bethenny was giving just because Alex's husband showed up, but not beofre she went on a verbal asssault. Yet Alex goes off about all Jill has done to her and she has kept it inside and is letting it out now? Really? Just what did Jill do to Alex? The one thing Alex confronted her with, proved to be mistaken. When did Alex confront, with such rage, all the things Ramona unkindly said and did to Alex and her family last season? When did she do it with Bethenny? They pick every little thing Jill does as if it's evil when half the time they don't know her intentions. Supposition. Alex said in the closing of tonights show, that she is the girl to speak up now. Okay, so everyone has to get use to this, yet they are all telling Jill she has to change? Jill has done that, tried to make amends, it went nowhere, she has heard what they have had to say, and now it's time for Jill to just continue what they are going to do. Be herself. A kinder self and not stoop to their level of pettiness. Jill has learned. They have not. As hurtful as it is for Jill to suffer the loss of a frienship, she must ask herself, was Bethenny really a true friend? There was a reason Jill held a grudge. Bethenny needs to ask herself why. Then continue on with herself because that is where this started. Jill thought her friend would be there in a time of need, this time being her husbands cancer, Bethenny thought cards and balloons were enough. Bethenny would have and is acting the same way, plus befriending people who she claimed less than a year ago, not to stand. Mean girl, Alex? What do you call Bethenny making fun of Jill and you laughing at it. Grow up. Bethenny making fun of Jill's voice, comparing her to a fog horn? Those girls are heartless. Yet, if something doesn't sound right to them someone they know says, all heck breaks loose. The stab in the back gossip fest is on again. LuAnn, you have remained a lady at all times through this and a friend to Jill, Kelly, reaching out to the others staying as neutral as you can in a situation like this. That of course got the other ladies tongues wagging. Stay true to yourself. You carried yourself with class. You are braver than I could ever hope to be in this life. You made choices that were wise, such as not going on the "girls trip" when you knew there was bad blood, plus I do believe you had a prior engagement. Poor Kelly, she should have never went. To believe that Kelly would have had her back was naive. Kelly claims to, but you don't have someone's back and when they leave the room, talk ill of them with the other guests. So, LuAnn, their not coming to your party--your live performance of your new song is inexcuseable unless there was a death in their family, because you have not done any ill will towards them. If they felt uncomfortable around Jill, or Alex is still red with evil at the sight of Jill, the place was packed with hundreds of other people they could have mingled with and never seen or had to socialize with Jill, you, or Kelly, for that matter. That makes them in the final tally of this entire season, the true "Mean Girls". Oh I just thought...Kelly kept saying something about the way Alex looked on that trip. She described as scary, spooky, demon, among other words. I think now I know what she was trying to say. I didn't until after I saw Alex's face when Jill visited. Kelly was right to leave. Don't stay where you feel unwanted, and in turn begin to say things that sound odd because you are affected by the way you have been treated. Well, that was a random thought and I might do good to close this blog with another random statement: In my bucket list is an odd wish, but I'll tell you any way. One of my wishes is to spend a day, or weekend with you and Jill. I think it would be fun. Best of wishes on all your endeavors in the future. You were the best this season. It is with great hopes you continue that way.
Luann, i do like your song, better then the other housewife, Kim, and i like you in long hair ... think u should leave it like that. congrats on the new guy. Just becuz u are divorced doesnt mean that you cant find happiness .... happened to me ...and i couldnt be happier.
Please don't go all Kelly on us with your phony disappointment about Alex, Ramona and Bethenny not coming to your big night. You didn't attend the Brooklyn Fashion show that was important to Alex. You didn't attend Ramona's bachelorette party/trip - hiding behind Victoria's birthday, as you admitted to Jill, and you were constantly sabotaging Jill and Bethenny by whisking Jill away. You also "told" Alex to make it right with Jill because "you were the hostess and wanted Jill to be comfortable" without considering Alex's feelings. You didn't get it. You set Alex up to be shut down by Jill, and so did Bobby. Neither of you said, maybe you should listen to Alex, Jill. You have been a major catalyst in this season's relationship messes. I don't think you have been a good friend to Jill at all.
Love the video - you look gorgeous! Jacques is dreamy. Congratulations.
As for the girls, you are fabulous, darling, you don't need to continually agree with everyone - be you. Loved watching this season and can't wait for the reunion show.
You held yourself beautifully this year despite all the things you went through and you were a good friend to Jill. I'm glad to hear that things are getting better for you! Blessings!
I'm glad you have Jacques ...he will keep you busy... Jill and Bethenny may just have a chance. A lot this season was due to outside interference. Remain the gracious lady you are and mind your own business.
"I was a little disappointed when Alex, Bethenny and Ramona didn’t come out to support me at my CD release party."
Maybe you should ask yourself why. They are not two-faced and going there would have been hypocritical. If you return next season, maybe you could stop insulting people and then putting a huge smile on your face.
in your blog you stated that you had to get use to running a household alone...your husband was never home. you two lived apart months and months and months at a time.
Luanne, You were the most transformed on the show this season. I could see your confidence building and your security settling as the season progressed. In the beginning, the show portrayed you as a hanger on'er to Jill, her sidekick. Then slowly it showed you build your confidence and become your own woman. My favorite part was when you advised Jill not to go to St. John and then when having lunch with Kelly you told her that Ho bag comment was not a good idea, even when Betheny had called you a snake earlier in the season. You showed to me by the end of the series that you were thinking for yourself. I enjoyed seeing you transform. Good luck with your new relationship.
LuAnn, I don't care what anyone says...I applaud your courage at getting up there. The person who said you were lip-synching? I wonder when HER CD is coming out? Oh...she doesn't HAVE one coming out you say? Well then be quiet. If you have nothing nice to say, then say nothing. Money can't buy you class.
Lying down with several men lying down around you is classy??? I'm sure your parents loved that picture!
Congrats on your song and new life! Be a better friend to Kelly- women need more friends that are not judgemental, and truly, Bethanny seems to place herself in the position of judge and jury of everyone. Jill made mistakes with Bethanny, but try to remember- the girl called you a "snake" in public for no reason. I believe Bethanny used Jill and now that she has her boyfriend, (husband)she decided she didn't need her anymore. For her to tell Jill at the end that she has a lot of changes to make, and not taking any of it on herself, as clearly Jill has done, made me sick. Jill apologized and put her heart out there. Bethanny apoligized while making snarky comments for the camera, i.e. "Jill's grubby little hands are all over this one" it was like 6th grade. Bethanny DOES play the victim. Stick with Jill and Kelly; not perfect, but better friends for sure.Stay classy and don't let the 6th graders pull you down.
The fans are glad to see that you're channeling your energy into music instead of Jill And Bethenny affairs.
Are you kidding me that you were dissappointed that Alex, Bethanny, and Ramona were't there for your special night???? Aside, from Ramona's renewal of vow's (which I'm assuming you were contracted to be at with the "finale" being taped) what did you show up to for any of these women. Remember you would not be caught dead at anything Alex and Simon would do. You couldn't bring yourself to go to Romana's for Memorial day or on her girls getaway and you freaked out whenever Bethanny entered the room. Remember to do unto others and you will not always be so dissappointed:(