Cast Blog: #RHONY

Crazy Like a Fox

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

Crazy Like a Fox

Sonja discusses Harry Dubin, Ramona's "craziness," and her business endeavors.

Welcome back to Episode 3. Things are starting to gel. The new girls are integrated. And there no stopping us now!

Aviva and Harry are still very close. He stays with her and her husband and kids at the beach in their home. She's been married for five years, so I didn't think it an issue to share the love for Harry. Everyone I know loves Harry, knows we were together decades ago, and knows we have been best friends ever since. Harry's been single since me and after Aviva for many, many years, and has dated several of my friends -- and lucky for them!

Harry has a girlfriend now, and I go out with them all the time. Sometimes I go out with just him and the boys.

Anyone who knows Harry Dubin would never feel it an issue to speak of him openly because the minute you meet him you know he's a bon vivant and an internationally loved --- for lack of better words --- playboy. You can't change a tiger's stripes.

Even once Warren Beatty found his Annette Benning, he remained a legend with the women and a best friend to many men. That's Harry in our social set, off the MGM movie set and Hollywood playground

Having said that Harry is a visionary and invented Poopie the Pig, an animated character that is going to skyrocket! He's a great Dad, a loyal friend, a class act, and would give you the shirt off his back.

Lu looks so beautiful and relaxed in her home with her daughter. Tough subject to bring up,  another kid, but Lu is doing the right thing. My daughter was strongly against another child, but she's so much younger. I hope my daughter will be satisfied later without a sibling. My ex and I were devastated in 2004 when I miscarried my second. It was the first on many disappointments to come for me after a life so blessed. Victoria is so wonderful to be to be open hearted to a new family with Jacques. I love her.

Flying, heights, feeling trapped -- sounds all familiar to me. I thought I had phobias! I hate bridges, going underground (Vesuvio was a problem), small elevators, and high places (especially with balconies). We should have brought Aviva's getaway program to get up this elevator. It's a high one at the St James.

Ramona jet lagged from Florida! LOL. I get jet lag from a two hour flight too!

I didn't have the heart to tell Ramona that the bank accounts, the trademarks, the LLCs, checkbooks were already set up a long time ago. I have been setting up businesses since my early 20s.

The last company I set up I produced my first movie, The Marsh. It was a $7 million budget with Forrest Whitaker and Gabrielle Anwar, and we won two awards. I was then sued by one of my other co-producers on a movie I was trying to help raise money for.

So now I am going back to party planning, which I have done before. I have a powerful partner (he is partners with Donald Trump) who has several facilities, to be sure I can handle any size party from 10 to 2000 people. I have thrown parties of this size for many years. That and my luxury brand experience should go hand in hand. I love to entertain, and I'm a natural caregiver so I will be sure every client is happy!

At the same time I have been developing my toaster oven recipes for over 20 years and since the show I have been demonstrating. Catch me July 3, at Macys, Herald Square.

Heather understands the brand is bigger than just the start-up part, and the catering and special event keg of the business. And she realizes that the logo needs to invision this from the beginning -- because moving parts can change but the brand is always me. 

So I want to finish my recipe book to perfection to include lifestyle tips as well. This is what peeps are asking for!

I cannot rush into things and want to do things in a safe way, so I am not vulnerable once again. An LLC or EIN number will not protect you in these situations. I am sure many of you know that.

So tune-in further to see Ramona and Heather's dueling advice! The heat in the kitchen gets a little too hot for this chicken!

Mario laughed a little hard about Carole's comment that it's still great after 20 years. I think that was just a harsh cut! I think Ramona trusts me around her husband because she knows me so well. She just met Carole! Their dinner was funny though! Carole likes Ramona because she is secure, has a full life, many good and interesting friends. Also Carole has developed and maintained these relationships over the years (that I personally know of and have heard positive things from). That's proof in the pudding. So many people have come and gone in the different circles. I'm sure you all have experienced that in your towns.

Reid, with his soft-soled Hush Puppies must wear a ring! Even Beyonce said "put a ring on it"! And that's one independent woman! I feel a man will attract the wrong woman with a ring and the right women without a ring!! Who wants the right women hitting on your man!?

Wow! Ramona really gets a bad vibe from Heather. She thinks she is playing games. Let's see how this rolls out. Two update girls with strong minds. (I'm an upstate girl too BTW.)

Aviva was a superfan of me too when she met me in my garden. Don't feel bad, Carole. Feels great at first though -- so enjoy it! She's probably like me -- she meets people to love them. She stood up for Ramona when Lu accused her of threatening, too.

Makes good TV but, people think Ramona is crazy? Ramona crazy? Crazy like a fox. She is one smart chick. Carole's no slouch either, and she doesn't threaten easy.

Lu feels uncomfortable that she found out Aviva and her have H. Dubin common. What's the big deal? We should all rejoice in Harry having good taste.

Oh Ramona! First apology to Heather re: her Dad. Wonderful! Ramona does apologize. You just have to let her know you upset her, otherwise she may be oblivious.

Thanks for watching. Tune in next week when Ramona says I'm spaced out and have "diarrhea of the mouth." Should I bother to tell her I'm hurt? I don't think so -- cuz I'm not. That's just Ramona!!! She is entitled to her feelings while venting in the loo with her hubby.

Xo
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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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