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RHONY Recap: Carole Radziwill Vs. Aviva Drescher; Plus Apples And Space Ships!

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The ladies of New York are back! We ended last week with Aviva kissing Ramona’s ass and we begin this week with Aviva’s puckered lips moving onto Carole’s ass. They meet for lunch, Aviva takes Carole’s clothes and pulls a piece of her hair out to save for later so she may BECOME her! No no, but really, Aviva busts out some eye glasses talking about how she wishes it were Carole’s and then begins to bug Carole about if she had wrote her own book or not. Carole, as a published writer of 20 years with many credited companies and worldwide known agencies, is somewhat offended and I don’t blame her. This is Carole’s life, her dream, her world. She doesn’t have a husband, or kids to live vicariously through. Her writings ARE her kids that she’s living vicariously through. Aviva wouldn’t appreciate Carole asking Aviva if she used a surrogate would she?? Aviva was acting floozy from the get go, and then in a round about way asks Carole if she had a ghost writer..I felt like Aviva wanted to high five and giggle about using ghost writers together if Carole would have said yes. But when Carole got offended and justified her true talent that she wrote her own book Aviva changed her tune…’oh yea yea me too. I wrote my own stuff” riiight… you emailed for 8 days straight and next thing you know, it was a memoir! BOOM! Aviva’s a writer. Mhmm…Anywho moving on. Ramona is shopping for wine, for Aviva asked for her expertise on which wines to serve at her House Warming Party. (Seems like Aviva is asking for a lot of help lately. Carole help me write a book, oh wait I can email, move over, I’m a writer! Ramona, help me choose wine, oh I can open a bottle of wine, I’m a sommelier and I shall sell Rose! Seriously..I’m just waiting for it)

Bravo does it’s infamous ‘she said, I said’ back and forth bewtween Aviva and Romana with Kristen, Heather, and Carole. Carole is telling Heather & Kristen she was appalled Aviva would belittle the craft of being a writer and ask Carole to essentially justify herself for something she has been so passionate about and that has been a large part of her life and in extension who she is. At the wine store, Aviva claims her publishing company denied Carole’s book and Ramona asks all the right questions for Aviva to dish on all she knows. Back in the park with Carole, Heather and Kristen are disgusted with Aviva. And it looks like we have our Teams. We then move forward to Kristen’s apartment. She’s having a play date with Heather. Kristen shares her struggles with her little girl who is 17 months old, she’s not walking and that they are turning to leg braces. Heather shares her struggles with her son and his liver transplant. The cycle of something awful happening on the other end in order for him to receive a liver, but the blessing it all is that with the loss of one life he can save 50+ more by donating his organs. It’s touching and it has me choked up. I couldn’t imagine having to go through all this and be the strong mom, wife, business woman, and person. Huge props to Heather! And all those organ donors out there! You’re amazing!


Aviva is moving into an apartment and Harry (her ex husband, you know the one who boinks dates Sonja) drops off their son to Aviva. She shows her son his new room, and this 11yr old has nicer things than I do! New leather couch, fire place, flat screen…my gawd! Aviva then begins to ask Harry what he is doing later and their SON reveals he’s going on a date with Sonja! Aviva won’t stop asking questions about Harry and Sonja and if they’re F*** buddies. Oh so classy in front of your child. Do I sense a little jealousy Ms. Aviva? Jelly are we? We jump from this awkward discussion to Sonja having Kristen over for a spray tan. Kristen strips down and goes first. Sonja sits awkwardly in the shower while staring down Kristen’s spray session. I feel like Sonja needed a long cigarette and scotch in the corner! LOL But seriously, Sonja was all about Kristen’s body. (Who can blame her, WORK IT KRISTEN!!) Sonja goes for her spray and then they gossip BookGate and Kristen fills Sonja in on the 411.


Next, Aviva and Heather go for manicures together. Heather admits she’s gonna sniff around for deets about Aviva’s book. As soon as the mani begins Heather jumps in with the questions. What’s your book about? Why are you writing this book? Who’s your audience? And it sounds like Aviva doesn’t know what her books about, she doesn’t know her audience. In her talking head Aviva makes a dig about getting advice from Heather when she wants to start making fat binding panty hose. Uh..Bishh please! Heather is making bank with them panty hose…how’re the book sales coming along Aviva?


We go straight to dinner with Sonja, Harry, and Sonja’s boobs! They look fabulous! She looks fabulous! Sonja and Harry talk about their different 20+yr old something rathers and then discuss hanging out more and even marriage! Sonja then rattles off 2,349 different endevears she wants to do..and Harry says what we’re all thinking. FINISH one of them! Where’s the toaster oven? The lingerea? What else was she trying to start up? Harry walks her home and slithers his way into joining Sonja inside for a ‘night cap. (bow chica wowow!)

Small snippet of RHONY between commercials was Sonja sharpie’ing her Chanel purses. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? Didn’t you just throw out there you had $25 million blah blah blah? and you have to buy a $2 sharpie to fix your purses? okay..whatever floats your boat I guess. Even though if I had the money I would probably just buy new ones, but that’s just me.

Aviva’s house is unpacked, put together, and quite GORGEOUS if I may say so myself. I may not be the biggest fan of her, but damn I love her taste in décor! The elevator in her apartment is broken. Party’s ruined. Not the main elevator in her apartment building, but the one IN her private apartment. People are going to have to walk up a flight of stairs to check out her new pad? EEK! Everyone walks into her housewarming party and let the pettiness BookGate continue.. after jumping on the bed of course! Sonja and Ramona bounce around on the bed and Aviva, Reid, Harry, Sonja, Ramona, & Mario all awkwardly talk about who what all has happened in that bed. Hence, Harry’s bed, Aviva’s bed, Sonjas bed… Moving on! Carole arrives and whisks Aviva away to a room upstairs (that they had to actually WALK up the stairs too…rough life these women). Carole starts first. She justifies her career and calls out Aviva for gossiping behind her back. And compares her career and Aviva’s memoir to apples and space ships! Not even oranges! I was with her until she said that. Aviva retaliates and claims some guy named Bill is running around saying Carole had a ghost writer. Carole calls Aviva out saying Aviva’s own publishing company doesn’t want to work with her. Aviva says her publishing company turned down Carole’s book. It’s just back and forth with these ladies. (side note: I can’t stop staring at the pink walls, the window a/c unit, and Carole’s awesome gladiator knee high shoes!) Back to BookGate: Sonja, Kristen, Ramona, and Heather are discussing it and Heather says it best ‘none of us wrote a book so we don’t know what the hell we’re talking about.’ Aviva then goes all Kelly Bensimone on Carole with hand gestures about where they stand (up here, down there, over there, maybe here) ..and so ends this weeks episode.


So who do you believe? Do you think Carole or Aviva wrote their own books? Or used ghostwriters?