'RHONY's Carole Radziwill Shouldn't Bite the Bravo Hand That Feeds Her

carole radziwillRight now, in the world of Housewives, Carole Radziwill is everything. I was almost ready to jump ship on The Real Housewives of New York last year, what with that ridiculous -- and insulting -- storyline of Ramona "thinking she was pregnant," but Bravo really saved that show with the bringing in of Carole Radziwill and Aviva Drescher (jury's still out on Heather Thomson).

Carole isn't your typical reality TV housewife. She's smart. She's already super successful. And she's cool. Like, genuinely cool. Not "I'm-going-to-talk-about-how-I eat-chicken-wings-and-drink-beer-all the-time-Kelly Bensimon cool." She's a lady I'd like to have a drink with. So, since the start of the season, I've wondered, "What the hell is she doing on this show?"

Turns out ... she has no clue.

In a recent issue of TV Guide Magazine, Carole mocks the notorious franchise that she's now a card-carrying member of, saying: "Have I come around to seeing the appeal in watching grown women argue? Not yet. Give me more time.”

Then ... why are you on the show? Have you never seen -- or heard -- of The Real Housewives? That's all there is to the show. Each episode is 42 minutes of women arguing. That's it. Why be a part of something you don't find appealing? That so doesn't sound like you, Carole.

The weird -- and gross -- thing is, I actually was thinking about this last night while I watched RHONY, before I read this quote. During the scene where Carole is "scolding" Luann about being a "friend jumper" while trying on earrings, I thought how weird the two looked together in a scene. Luann seemed like a caricature of herself, while Carole just looked so over the whole thing -- Luann, the show, everything.

She's said in the past that she's basically in it for the money, which is totally fine. Do you. But don't make statements, saying that you don't understand what the appeal is of watching grown women fight. That fighting is paying your bills.

(Still, though, loveyoumeanit, Carole!)

Who's your favorite NY Housewife?

 

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UKFan136 UKFan136

I really like Heather and Sonja!  Carole & Aviva aren't so bad but Luann & Ramona are trainwrecks!

lauraweb lauraweb

I like Aviva, Carole, Heather and Luann! Sonja and Ramona act like they are on Jersey Shore! Whole diff level!

nonmember avatar Michael Shea

She is worth 50 million she is only on to hawk her possible new tv series!

Deb Walsh

I'M GLAD CAROL AND AVIVA ARE THERE,  I TRUELY ENJOY THEM...RAMONA IS THE ONE I LOVE TO HATE,  SHE WAS SO IGNORANT LAST NIGHT...I WANT TO SEE AVIVA PUT HER IN HER PLACE.  I DO THIN IT'S NICE TO HAVE A FEW NORMAL-ISH STARS TOO...

nonmember avatar michelle m

I don't really like any of them. All the new girls look like drag queens. Carole looks just like Steven Tyler.

Cate Marcin

I adore Carole R.  She's a huge breath of fresh air.  She calls it like she see it.  Do NOT compare her to that trainwreck Kelli B. That one couldn't think her way out of a paper bag with a map.  Heather is a scary piece of work; I hope she leaves.  Her juvenial "holla" and repulsive smile are slimey tactics.  Please, at least give Carole her own show.  She's wonderful.

Fran Colleton Gyomory

I gave up RHONY when they kept LuAnn, the "countess of snobbery" over some other ladies.  This bunch is typical of what people think of New York "society" and maybe that is really it.  I lived in New York for 28 years.  Born and raised there.  If you want REAL houswives of New York, all you need is one from each borough and that would be real!!!!!!!!bad

Joanna Berardi

I don't find Carole cool at all. All she does is talk about her past--how she used to work as a correspondent, blah, blah, blah. She was married to Jackie O's nephew and was great pals with John Jr. and his wife. Well, sadly all 3 died about 1998. And yes, that is hugely shattering--I remember when it happened. She was married to her husband (prince of Poland, cause his mother, Jackie O's sister married a prince, what else...)for about 5 years. But that was a long time ago and those days for Carol are gone--but that is all she seems to focus on them. I don't care for her much.

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