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Posted Monday 7/16/18 at 3:05PM EDT
Real Housewives of New York's Luann de Lesseps enters rehab for the second time in seven months
Her second rehab stint comes days after three family members sued over her $8 million house sale. It also comes seven months after she was arrested for attacking a police officer while drunk. “Luann is now surrounded by a core group of people who truly have her best interests at heart and who are working to make sure she gets the help she needs," says co-star Bethenny Frankel. “Bravo has been very supportive of Luann during this time. It’s a brave and honest decision by her, and everyone is rallying around her and wants the best for her."
Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
The Handmaid's Tale and The Real Housewives of New York City have been the perfect Wednesday summer double feature
"The far extremes of television entertainment, these two," says Darren Franich. "The Manhattan affiliate of Bravo’s docu-soap franchise is real-ish farce, starring personalities who once were human, showdowning Hamptonite social etiquette over winebrunch. The Handmaid’s Tale is a dark drama, important enough to win Hulu some Emmy Awards, requiring star Elizabeth Moss to soulshriek the sins of misogyny through her eyeballs. You could say the entertainment value came from the dissonance — like the lost days of Must See TV, when the sitcom antics of Seinfeld and, like, Caroline in the City dead-ended into the sliver-of-human-hope drama ER. But there has been something extra-special, horrifically necessary, about 'Handmaids & Housewives' in 2018."
- Yvonne Strahovski was pregnant from Episode 9 onward: "I’ve heard a thousand 'Blessed be the fruit' jokes"
- Strahovski's Serena was the only reason to watch Season 2
- Season 2 finale set up a compelling new direction for The Handmaid's Tale
- Season 2 was a case of brilliant acting accompanied by frustrating storytelling
- Amanda Brugel won a college scholarship 20 years ago from her essay on her Handmaid's Tale character
- Handmaid's Tale composer Adam Taylor: "I think of the orchestra as the sound of humanity in the midst of everything"
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
Keith Hernandez recalls his past "friends with benefits" romance with Real Housewives star Luann de Lesseps
The Major League Baseball and Seinfeld vet revealed on Watch What Happens Live that he had a past romance with de Lesseps. “Oh, it was a brief moment,” he said, adding that it was more "friends with benefits" than actual dating. De Lesseps responded: "He said that we hooked up . . . I mean, we hooked up many times, but I prefer ‘dated.’ At this age we don’t ‘hook up.’ We date.”
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 11:02PM EDT
Andy Cohen: Why I never approached Melania Trump for The Real Housewives of New York
“I don’t know if she has a strong enough personality for the show,” said the Bravo host. ALSO: Cohen and Melissa Gorga may be off the hook in $30 million lawsuit.
Posted Sunday 4/08/18 at 5:24PM EDT
Luann de Lesseps says she was groped by Russell Simmons
“He grabbed my ass in an elevator, he was just a pig,” The Real Housewives of New York star tells The Daily Beast. “I haven’t told anybody about that before. I was grossed out. I was like ‘How dare you.’ He invaded me, he took advantage of me, being who he is, thinking he is all ‘it,’ all everything. He thought he could just do that. I looked at him and said, ‘Don't ever do that again.’”
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Why The Real Housewives of New York is perfect reality TV
"It is the best, bar-none, of the Real Housewives franchise. And it is the best reality TV show currently on television," says Kevin Fallon, adding: "Reality TV isn’t just entertaining. It doesn’t just have value. It doesn’t just influence society and culture and even politics in very real and tangible ways. It can also be good. RHONY is crazy, hilarious, moving, honest-to-god good television."
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 1:50PM EDT
Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps apologizes for dressing as Diana Ross
The reality star was accused of using blackface to look like the iconic singer. “I’m so sorry. I don’t want it to be a thing, so I apologize if I have offended," she said after being made aware of the accusations. She added: “I had bronzer on, that I wear normally, like the rest of my skin — I’m tan right now. So I didn’t add anything, or try to ever, ever dream of doing a blackface, ever.”
Posted Thursday 3/01/18 at 1:32PM EST
Real Housewives of New York's Season 10 trailer shows the aftermath of Luann de Lesseps' arrest
The Bravo reality show will look at the fallout from de Lesseps' Christmas Eve arrest for disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.
Posted Monday 2/19/18 at 11:12PM EST
A Real Housewives of New York pleasure cruise descended into chaos
The boat that the Bravo stars were traveling on caught fire and started sinking near Colombia.
Posted Sunday 1/14/18 at 1:04PM EST
Real Housewives of New York City alum Bobby Zarin, husband of Jill Zarin, dies of cancer at 71
“I always enjoyed Bobby Zarin and admired his cool presence and steady hand. My condolences to @Jillzarin and the whole family,” tweeted Andy Cohen.
Posted Saturday 9/02/17 at 3:23AM EDT
Why were Real Housewives of New York stars so nice to each other at their reunion?
Is this a new Trump era way of dealing with each other?