Cast Blog: #RHONY

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Ramona on Her Divorce From Mario

Carole on Elitists and Bitches

Heather Says That's a Wrap

Sonja: Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously

The Countess: Sonja and I Are on the Outs

Aviva Says Bye for Now

Kristen on Surviving Her First Season

LuAnn: For Ramona Ignorance Is Bliss

Who Cares How Carole Wrote Her Book?

Carole on Stupid Things You've Heard on Bravo

Aviva's "Foul Ignorance"

Kristen: Ramona's Out of Touch with Reality

Sonja Is Very Private

Ramona on the Grueling Reunion

LuAnn: Sonja Is Off the Rails

Heather: Et tu Ramona Singer?

Aviva on Kristen's "Gatemouth" Look

Kristen: Sonja Could Be Successful

Sonja's Glad Aviva Threw Her Leg

Carole: Waiter, We're Done

Ramona: Aviva's Leg Scared All of Us

Heather Focuses on What Matters

LuAnn: Sonja Only Has Herself to Blame

What Else Does Aviva Have in That Bag?

Aviva: Leggy Blonde

God Gave me a Great Ass and His Approval

Sonja on Her Harry Situation with LuAnn

Ramona: Where Did the Time Go With Avery?

Heather Tips to Plan a Party for Carole

Aviva Rises Above the Nonsense

Love Kristen Tender

Sonja and Harry Aren't Good for Each Other

Ramona: Mario's Voice Is So Sexy

Aviva Defends Her Asthma

Heather's Sasha Fierce Moment

Nothing Is Too Romantic for Sonja

LuAnn: I Sing When I Feel Like Singing

Kristen: This Show Has Helped My Marriage

Carole: Oh Beautiful for Spacious Skies. . .

Ramona: Just Don't Ask Me to Go Every Year

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Sonja talks about her surprise birthday party and the "mean tweets."

Here we go again. Wheeee!

I'm so touched that Ramona planned a surprise party for me! No one has ever had the nerve to surprise me! LOL. I couldn't believe that friends stayed in town that Friday for me. I made the joke that Ramona must have said, "You must come!" She probably wouldn't accept no for an answer! Well, whatever she did, it worked out well. Everyone enjoyed themselves. Arthur Backal knows how to throw a party, doesn't he? We danced the night away and I really felt loved. How funny were the pictures of Ramona and I over the years??? Mario really did look like JFK Jr., did you see that?

It is weird to begin with that Simon and Jill have a relationship exclusive of Alex. So for him to ask Jill to get together with him is so awkward, especially now that Alex and Jill are speaking again. I would not want to come between Alex and Jill's relationship if possible, and definitely not now, and I would just let it go with Jill. However, what Alex and Simon decide works for them is up to them. They are a family and everyone should respect that above all.

Whats all the talk of mean tweets? Where are these mean tweets? No one in this group is shy when it comes to snarky comments. I have to see the actual mean tweets to believe it.

What did you think of the Liquid Tech Plumber? Not bad huh?! LOL. I was calling them to send someone on a Saturday because I was hoping for weeks the toilet would soften and not be a problem, and then I had an art show coming up. Anyhow, I finally had a moment to deal with it, and they sent the owner! With no tools! He was probably excited to be on Housewives, or maybe he was just happy to see me? I told him not to charge me. You know when they come for one toilet it is very, very expensive. I usually have a whole list of "to dos " when a workman comes.

Judith Wendell ( was so nice to come over and help me clear the energy fields in my home. I am used to jealousy and people putting me in a box and labeling me without really knowing me. People assume a lot about me and it gets me down at times, but I continue to give back, see the best in people, and hope for the best. What hurts the most now is letting go of the past. I knew my man for seven years, we were married for 10, and we built so much together -- so it's not so simple. I need to be financially independent again like I was before I married. What a tangle marriage can be!

I came up the stairs and thought, "This birthday party is for Kelly." I was in shock! I'm not used to not being in control. To see Bonnie, Janna, Shannon, Tina, Anna, Lucia, and Brian all waiting at the top of the stairs was wonderful. I couldn't get them in the same room, same night myself. I'm so grateful to Ramona for doing this. Ramona and Cindy did have a little bump. I helped to soften that one. Ramona did not want to invite Cindy to the party and I felt bad. I saw glimpses of Cindy wanting to hang with us and have fun even though there was the riff with the brunettes. I just explained that to Ramona, and Ramona is a pushover. She really does mean well, and she invited Cindy with open arms. By the way, where was Lu Lu? For my surprise birthday? Would have been fun to have her as well. She missed my masquerade party too,  but weekends are tough when you have kids.

Kelly saying she is concerned when it comes to Alex doesn't ring true. If she has a problem with Simon, she knows Alex is not going to get in the middle of that, so why ask her? That just puts Alex on the spot. Why doesn't she talk about her relationship with Alex? Why is Kelly saying Alex is not doing so great? Because she lives in Brooklyn? What is that about? Why is Kelly pointing out Alex is red? So mean and unfeeling. When Alex and I had our misunderstanding, I made it clear that Simon could come between us -- but in the context of how it would effect us. I also made it clear to Alex our friendship meant something more important to me than our disagreement. I do hope everyone backs off Alex about her man. It pains me to see her have to defend her union, in fact I still regret bringing up Simon's name at my house for the art party -- that is when our disagreement really escalated that evening. We got through it, thankfully.

I'm very grateful for the RHONY family that has been following us and tweeting along. I thank you for joining my Facebook contest to win a Doggy Goody bag or a call from me to gossip. I need the fans. Seems everyone prefers tweeting these days! I am starting a newsletter to share recipes, decorating tips, flower arrangements, beauty and fashion advice, and travel ideas. Luxury and elegance can be affordable, and I think a MUST! Check out my website blog, my 2011 reel on YouTube, and my Twitter for everyday thoughts with viewers and friends.

Carole on Elitists and Bitches

Carole says what she really thinks of Aviva and all of her talk about her book and things being "ghetto."

Dear Fans,

Let me start with something I stole it from Twitter this week. "The most dangerous liars are those who think they are telling the truth."

I'll say it again. The blonde at the end of the right couch, the one who's prone to lobbing limbs and insults, is an Insulting. Bitch. Some of you didn't believe me. Maybe some of you still don't. But after watching the reunion shows I imagine it's harder and harder to cheer for the anti-hero. Just when you think she can't get any faker she does.

The story according to Aviva makes me laugh: We were arguing, she insulted me, I called her a psychopath and that prompted her to affectionately compliment me on my age. Sure. Her disdain for the intelligence of the audience is palpable. It was too stupid for me to even reply. But as I was watching the reunion, and particularly Aviva and the way she treats people, I was reminded of something my Grandma Millie used to say. (I love everything Grandma Millie used to say.) "At 25, you have the face you're born with. At 45 you have the face you deserve."

I'd rather be 50 and me than be 45 and Aviva, any day of the week. She aged worse this season than a president in his first term. Holy short dress, I don't mind at all how I look. Overbite and all. I'll take it.

When I first met Aviva she was lovely. Really lovely. I meant what I said on the couch, I wish we had seen more of that. Her easy laugh and funny neurotic ways. Instead all we saw was a mean and angry woman. All because I asked her if she hired a writer -- a writer she did hire. It makes no sense. Three years ago she told me she'd read my memoir, What Remains. This was a book published in 2006 about my childhood, my family, my career and marriage, and then the death of my husband, Anthony Radziwill. A man I loved more than anyone I had loved before or have loved since. She gushed over my book. She quoted from it. We hugged. She seemed so sincere. Flash forward and she now believes it was written by a ghostwriter. She even knew his name, and it wasn't Truman Capote. It was Bill Whitworth, she told me. She repeated this over and over to anyone who would listen. And it doesn't matter how many times she repeats it -- it will never make it true.

When they stopped listening she started saying in the press and on social media that not only was my book written by someone else but that it was not my place to have written a book about my life, and my marriage. And, as if I didn't remember, she reminded me that I'd written about people who had died. Um, yeah. I know. It was my husband and my family and my closest friend who died. Just. . .wow. But I wasn't important enough to tell my story because my husband's family was famous, or historic or whatever she said. Because they had money and privilege and yachts. Really. Who do I think I am?

I’ll tell you. I’m a girl from upstate New York who grew up in a loving, if sometimes kooky, Italian working class family. I worked for everything I earned, just like my parents did and their parents before them. I have a proud family history of hard work and small but precious rewards that followed. My family won't be in any history books. I didn't grow up privileged. We didn't spend summers in Europe or Christmas in Palm Beach. A day spent at the town pool or playing in the woods behind our house was great. Much like Heather, I was taught strong values and decent manners. I learned to live with integrity and honesty. I'm proud of my upbringing and the woman I became, as was my husband. As is his family to this very day. I've known people who lived in what Aviva would consider the "ghetto" who have more class and decency than she shows.

All this talk about class and ghetto -- you'd think we were living in communist Russia. Here is the thing. This is America. In our country it doesn't matter a lick where you are from, it only matters where you're going. So don’t let anyone tell you that you aren't good enough because you didn’t grow up on Park Avenue or in a family that had some history, or because you enjoy saying mother-f---er now and then. I’ve met people from all walks of life. I spent time in refugee camps in Southeast Asia, and in the projects of Chicago. I've been to State dinners with Presidents. I met the Queen of England on a beach in Anguilla. No one is any more valuable or important than you are. No one is more important than your family and your friends.

Let the elitists go slow into the night.

In spite of the BookGate dust up I had a great time this season. I made wonderful new friends in LuAnn and Kristen and my friendship with Heather is more special and important to me than I could have ever imagined just three years ago. Friends have each other's backs. I love her, madly. And while we didn't always act appropriately, we had a lot of laughs. I hope you did too.

Thank you all for your supportive and funny and brilliant tweets. And while we didn't all agree on everything all of the time I enjoyed your participation in the show. Even the mean tweets about my skinny neck and my overbite were amusing. Like I said, I've stolen some tweets already. You may see others as dialogue in my next book, and yes, you can all say you were my ghostwriters.

As always,

With love, Writer Girl xoxo

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