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.

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Sonja: Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously

Sonja explains why she and Ramona are family, why she's hiring Aviva, and why LuAnn is still her friend.

At this point, I am numb to the whole BookGate debate. I am not on anyone's side, I just hope that both books are bestsellers and that Carole and Aviva are making enough money to pay the bills with their books because BookGate has definitely taken an emotional toll on their friendship. I know that they were close and had great times together. In fact, Carole was once the godmother to Aviva's daughter. How can this come between them? Such contention over the accusations! I don't know why they let it get so heated. It's not worth it! I just hope that they can forgive each other at some point. As you get to know someone, you get to see their strengths and weaknesses -- and you have to accept those if you're going to be friends.

I was surprised when the girls laughed at me discussing my ability to forgive and voicing my Christianity. I think that it is one of the reasons that I can live my own life and not worry about everyone else's or the grass being greener. It's all relative. We are on Earth for such a short time. I am enjoying every day of my life. I am grateful for the family and friends that I have and my beautiful daughter.

I have so much more than many other people, and I remind myself of that every day with the charity work that I do. That's why I feel so much more comfortable working with artists, animals, the LGBT, and children. It's such a sensitive, caring, and loving place to be. I love my Sonja In The City event planning business because it lets me be me -- an artist and a promoter -- while helping others reach their highest capabilities. Plus I get to do all that while helping me get my daughter through school in a stable environment. It keeps me connected to the movers and shakers who help me manage my investments. I love to produce and to contribute. It makes me feel good.

I believe some of the women fail to take me seriously because I only show them my party side. There is a private side to me that most people don't see, because they only see me out at social events and while I'm entertaining. I throw a lot of events, so a lot of people only see that side, as it's my business and the way I broker some of my deals.

It is amazing how moms like Heather find strength to do dealing with their children's issues, like her son's health and hearing loss. It's what we do with loved ones. We do it with marriage partners too! I surprised myself when my ex had a terrible accident and I was called upon to deal with all of the doctors, therapists, and financial advisors.

I dont feel that Ramona called Aviva vile. She said that she had a vile side. That's different!

I'm not upset that Ramona spoke behind my back about my financial problems. She's human, and I spoke my feelings then and we worked through it the way that family does. We have too much water under the bridge to let opinions or men get in between us.

Heather questioning the legitimacy of my friendship with Ramona is just silly. She knows that we have been friends forever and whatever I have said about Ramona I have told her to her face. Heather knows this very well -- since I'm very upfront about my feelings with her.

The girls saying that Aviva's leg throw was staged is silly. I let Aviva know that everyone was saying she was fake. Even if she plans to throw it on the table to make a point, that doesn't make it staged. It just means she was pushed to a limit. I thought she was hilarious. After all, it was a private party in the back room. We weren't in the actual restaurant. Aviva doesn't go around throwing her leg around in normal restaurant situations. Maybe she and I should take her act on the road! A real dog and pony show! I always said I was a performer, a comedian, and a producer. At my Sonja In The City parties, now we can include Aviva as part of the show!

My overall thoughts of the season was that the reunion had more drama. I felt the season flip-flopped around quite a bit. Harry and I will always have a very strong relationship, just as Ramona and Aviva will always be in my life. Aviva's son Harrison is like my family.

Ramona was definitely going through something this season. I let her know I was upset, but I can't change her and she can't change me. We accept each other the way we are and we work our differences out.

I didn't know LuAnn was going through a breakup. She never shared that with me, and I was getting upset that she wasn't trusting my friendship and was blaming me for everything. I didn't give any credence to any of the rumors that were going around town through the salon that Satoko worked at. Kristen and I just asked the facialist to tell us for fun. I can't stop LuAnn from running out of parties with my guys -- just like I can't stop Harry from taking off and leaving me because he knows I want commitment and he wants to fool around. But that doesn't mean LuAnn's not my friend and that I can't speak my mind in front of her, and it doesn't mean that Harry isn't someone that I love as well.

I hope that you found the season entertaining. I hope that you don't take yourself too seriously! And when the naysayers back you into the corner, just say what Glinda the Good Witch said to the Wicked Witch of the West "Be off with you, your black magic doesn't work here!"

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