Right 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!)
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