Ramona Singer, hung with Andy Cohen in the “Watch What Happens Live” clubhouse last night following the premier episode of “The Real Housewives of New York.” She was joined by RHONY superfan, Christina Ricci of “The Chronicles of Lizzie Borden.” Perfect! Both women look wonderful, Ramona is smiling and glowing. Tending Bar? Gay shark, who reveals a Ramona ice luge sculpture.
Secret word for the night? Bethenny. To get fans going on the path toward being plowed, Andy reads several tweets, the first from Bethenny (DRINK!). She calls Ramona the “New Switzerland” for not wanting to get involved in conflict. Countess Lu comments that Ramona is experiencing a humbling moment and has changed for the good. Jenny McCarthy’s tweet praising #RHOBH’s Lisa Rinna’s performance at the reunion is read. McCarthy especially loves Lisa’s STFU slam.
Andy stirs the pot early by asking his guests what they thought of Bethenny crying about living out of hotels. The Singer Stinger recalls when Bethenny didn’t have a “pot to pee in” and asks why, now that she’s accumulated a lot of wealth, God bless her, hasn’t she simply rented an apartment? A WIN for the Stinger. I can’t figure out the utterly offensive “richest homeless person in NYC” shtick, either.
Andy is in full orgasmic grin mode but then defuses the situation by commenting on how good it was to see Sonja’s facialist. Since the show was billed as Ramona answering the questions she wouldn’t answer at the reunion, I don’t care about the facialist, or the HWs bingo cards gift that he gives Ricci (and that you can download at Bravotv.com). I am curious about tonight’s poll: Do you think Ramona has changed for good? I guess that was an easier question to answer before she grabbed Ricci and attempted to fully control the conversation. YIKES!
Andy gives us the three things he is obsessed with including: 1) #RHOBH Lisa Rinna’s reunion performance and comedian Amy Phillips’ imagined Rinna outtakes from the reunion (and it is good). Amy is actually wearing a wig that Rinna sent her. 2) Clips from next week’s #RHOBH part 3, in which it is revealed that Rinna sent mean texts to Kim Richards. Ricci is dying to know what Harry allegedly did. 3) Andy cites Bethenny’s return to the show as triumphant. He shows a sneak peek of Ramona and Bethenny mixing it up at LuAnn’s in the Hampton’s next week. It’s hilarious with Ramona telling Bethenny to breath deep and calm down.
The questioning starts. Ramona tells Andy she went on the offense when he asked her about her marriage at the reunion and turned everything back on him. A minor debate about “offensive” and “defensive” ensues. He says she was defensive, but she explains how she saw it differently. We learn that Mario told Ramona that she can’t talk about their relationship. When she spoke it on Bethenny’s show he told her that they couldn’t be together if she was going to talk about them and she wanted to save her 22 year-long marriage. She realizes that instead of going on the offense and throwing it back at him, she should have just told him that she is respecting her husband’s wishes. Yup. That is the extent of it. No new details or insights. Ramona has a book coming out in July, “Life on the Ramona Coaster” – which may be why she didn’t talk about the details of her break up.
Fan Questions and Answers / Caller:
Ramona asks why she looks so good and she swears that it’s just that she’s happy. No surgical enhancements.
Patti Stanger’s previous comments come up and Ramona cuts the caller off to avoid having the comments repeated. She says that Stanger is like Jill and wants to be relevant and impress by using others.
Ramona learns that Brandi Glanville called her “Bat Crap Crazy” during Steve Harvey’s morning show. Since they had a nice dinner together in L.A. last year, Ramona is shocked. She refers to herself as smart, educated, and references her money and says, that’s your crazy. When Ricci is asked what she thought of Glanville at the reunion, Ramona interjects with, “She has a lot of injectables, Oh my GOD.” Ricci smiles and Andy adds, “ya think?” They follow up by complimenting Brandi’s body.
Game time? Riding the Ramona Coaster. Ramona is blindfolded with the “Ramona Eyes” and rides the coast while Ricci describes the ‘Real Housewife’ placed in the ride with her. She gets Bethenny right away. It take a while to get Nene since the word “Blonde” was used. She immediately thinks of Kim Z. She gets Kyle and Vicky (OC), but is stumped when Ricci uses the clue “her last name rhymes with whore” to describe Kenya. I’m calling foul on that.
Poll Results of the evening. Do you think Ramona has changed for good? Yes 38% No 62%
Mazel of the day? The Ramona ice luge, from which both women drink a shot.
I’m an exasperated soap fan who keeps hanging on – waiting for the daytime I once loved to return to its former glory! Hey, it doesn’t hurt to have a dream. I learned to love soaps thanks to my wonderful mother and grandmother. I’ll always have fond memories of daytime, most especially of ‘Another World’, my first stoap love. The ever great, but sadly defunct, daytime shows like Ryan’s Hope, Search for Tomorrow, The Doctors, Loving, and many others keep a special place in my heart, as well.