I’m going out of town tomorrow morning so no time for a recap. Besides I thought part I of the reunion was much ado about nothing. Maybe part II will be better. I’ll have to wait for the repeat next week. No I don’t have a DVR or whatever is needed to record crap these days. 🙂 Since Bravo taped 7 hours of reunion chatter, I would love to know if the best parts are being shown on TV. The talking over each other isn’t that interesting to me. Nothing gets said. Everyone interrupts what point is trying to be made. Blah.
Here are all the housewives’ reunion blogs and previews of part II of the reunion.. I’ve only glossed over Bethenny blog. It’s funny and scathing toward Kelly and Ramona. Do people really expect Kelly to say “general studies at Columbia”? 1.)Most people don’t know general studies of Columbia even exists. So they would likely give her a WTF expression. 2.) I would get tired of saying it. At first I would say. “I went to Columbia. Uh, not the real one but the general studies part.” ???!! Just say “Columbia”. The only people who care are Columbia snobs and the media/bloggers (::clears throat::) trying to hit Kelly with anything. She transferred from another university to Columbia (of general something) so she could model. BFD. Sorry, I’ve been meaning to get that out. I shall carry on…
“Everything came out,” Frankel tells Us, “and it was off the rails. Really, absolutely crazy.” These days, Frankel tells Us that she has a sense of humor about her past bickering sessions with Bensimon.
“We’re going to do a Pay-Per-View event at Madison Square Garden, a mud wrestling event,” she jokes. “Then we can at least profit off of this. It can’t get any crazier, though.”
Bensimon also seems to be over the feud. “Honestly, I don’t hate her,” she tells Us. “I actually really respect her. It’s not easy trying to start a business and be single in New York.”
“We can be cordial,” adds Bensimon. “I’m not going to go out of my way to, like, be a bitch.”
So then you’d say that over the past two years you’ve been portrayed fairly? “Oh 100 percent … I’m totally aggressive, I’m manic, I’m you know very hard-working. I’m tough. Everything that I am on the show is everything that I am and everything that everyone is on the show is everything that they are and if they don’t admit it then they’re not being truthful.”
I hope she gets on DWTS. I hate the show (I tried to ‘get it’…) but I would watch just to see her. I am such a Stan.
“It was a really, really fun process,” she told PEOPLE during a recent phone interview. “For next season, I want people to see the real Kelly.” So far, “another season of New York is not locked for anybody yet,” she explains, but “I would love to be a part of the brand.”
Bensimon says joining the already-established cast in the show’s second season was like diving into a “shark tank,” and blames her nerves for causing her to act like someone she’s not. “I was so guarded, I came across as not being me,” she said. “Everyone I know was like, ‘That’s not you! That’s the not the fun Kelly who’s always on Kelly time!’ I didn’t know these women. I was treading in murky waters and I didn’t know how to navigate.”
At this point can she not be guarded? I still wonder if she has the uh, ‘let everything hang out’ personality to be on the show. I do want her to appear next season but not as timid Kelly.
In a baby T and skin-tight Paige jeans, Ms. Frankel, the only single woman on the Bravo reality series “Real Housewives of New York,” was at Tortilla Flats in the West Village for the weekly Hula-Hoop competition with her date, Jason Hoppy.
“My friends call him ‘Tenjune’ — that’s his name,” Ms. Frankel said, referring to the nightclub in the meatpacking district where the couple met. Mr. Hoppy, who says he works in real estate, saw Ms. Frankel getting attention from photographers, he said, and walked up and said something unprintable. She liked that.
Ms. Frankel’s first big brush with fame was in 2005 on “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart,” where she finished second, losing to a contestant who seemed sunnier and less brash. “There was a lot of drama and scandal surrounding the finale,” Ms. Frankel said “But had I won and taken a job for Martha, I probably would never have soared on my own.”
Do you have a lot of fans, other than us? And if so, are they crazy?
I do have lots of fans. I am on Twitter — twitter.com/AllyZarin — and i get a lot of feedback there. I have had one “crazy” fan on Facebook, but besides that all the feedback and the fans have been supportive. I have a blog*, ItsAllyZarinS.wordpress.com, so they comment there. I have a lot of support from the arthritis community and young girls and their parents. I am starting to sell my photography, so they go there to purchase it. One of my dreams is to own a gallery with my photographs in it!
Who is your favorite Housewife, other than your mom?
The housewives are all amazing. But I have spent the most time with Bethenny, and we bond all the time. My mom and her are best friends and we have been on a few vacations together. She is so unique, fun, has a huge heart, and is definitely an overachiever.
*as her mother often says, “Be nice” if you tweet her or visit her blog.