Just sit right back, and you’ll hear a tale…a tale of a fateful trip, that started from a Colombian port, aboard a broke-ass ship. OK, I’ll stop. As I posted about yesterday, the Real Housewives Of New York were in Colombia and decided to do a little yachting. Only, it turned into a disaster. While Bravo tried to downplay how bad shit was, it sounds like the cast is looking to get lawyers involved…guess this means we’ll be seeing a cast purge after this season!
Page Six says Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer, Tinsley Mortimer, and Dorinda Medley were “hysterical” after their boat broke down and managed to take on water AND catch fire. Admittedly, they also are “hysterical” when two of them showed up to a party wearing the same Hervé Leger, so I’m going to need more details. Luckily for us, there are plenty! First, let’s get Bravo’s take:
“On the return trip to the mainland, the boat encountered turbulent water, which caused the anchor to deploy unexpectedly…At no time . . . was the vessel in danger of sinking, nor was a rescue required. Thankfully, everyone is fine. The safety of our cast and crew is paramount and, to that end, we are still reviewing the situation.”
Well, that’s no fun and full of yawns. Now, let’s get podcaster and Real Housewives doctorate-holder Danny Pellegrino’s take:
Looks like #RHONY info has leaked, so I’ll say what I heard: cast got a parasite & it left them ill (Sonja in a diaper!). Also, allegedly, cast got so pissed about the safety on the boat that they stopped production &, last I heard, still haven’t settled.
— Danny Pellegrino (@DannyPellegrino) February 20, 2018
Parasite-inducing Sonja the Shit Monster?! Now that is some must-see TV! That’s a ballsy move that the cast would halt production since (presumably) LuAnn de Lesseps is too busy trying to avoid the pokey to film. The Daily Mail also posted of Ramona at the Cartagena airport in a wheelchair, but some say that was just from previously twisting her ankle. However, Ramona shared a picture last week of her standing just fine aboard the SS Bravo Ratings Driver.
Bravo told the Mail they weren’t aware of any threats of lawsuits, and the Housewives’ contracts might keep them from suing the network. But Bethenny tweeted out a shady “shit happened but not how it’s being reported” note last night:
One thing abt the housewives…we never let the truth get in the way of a good story. There was a boating incident. That said, the details being reported are false.
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) February 21, 2018
I’m sure as soon as she landed in New York, Bethenny wheeled Ramona to Andy Cohen’s office to say the message would stay like that so long as Skinnygirl Kombucha gets recurring placement for the rest of the season of else she’d sing like a canary that Sonja can’t do so much as open her toaster oven without decimating her undies thanks to the deep shit Bravo producers put them through!