May 1, 2010

ARE THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NY FOR REAL ?

I never thought that I would be saying this, let alone be writing about it, but *deep breath* I've become addicted to Bravo's Real Housewives of New York. I know, I know. It's awful and embarrassing, but at least let me explain.
First of all, I'm a Hamptons buff. I love the place. I love its history, the beaches, the fields, the homes . . . its alluring mystery. I can't get enough of it. So when I found out that The Real Housewives of NY is partly filmed in the Hamptons, I had to watch it. Anyway, once I started to watch the show, I was shamefully drawn into how these ladies were acting towards each other. I COULD NOT BELIEVE all the backstabbing, the whispering, the finger pointing, the jealous gossip, the smear campaigns---OMG! Is that what money does to people? Or should I say, *Luann, this is for you, girl* CAN MONEY BUY YOU CLASS? Obviously it can't. I believe Luann de Lesseps' new dance hit is quite apropos, considering how juvenile and bitchy this rich group is. BTW, I'd refer to Luann as "Countess", but to be a "Countess", one would at least have to be married to a Count. So anyway, where was I? I posted a picture of THE HOUSEWIVES, up above. They're a good looking bunch, aren't they? So why are they so miserable. They have money and success, friends and families. And when I'm watching Jill Zarin about to pull one of her 'poor me, I'm the victim' routines, I'm actually on the edge of my bed talking to her: Jill, don't do it. Don't do it, Jill. Don't go there. You're doing it. Jill, you did it. WTF is wrong with you, woman?

So here's my question. Are the ladies putting on an act for the sake of ratings, or are they really that mean and petty? Somebody tell me, please? Because honestly, these ladies are the kind of ladies that you just love to hate. They're great!!!!

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