Bad news for Real Housewives of New York fans: Aviva Drescher's contract was renewed for season 6. The tall blonde with the holier than thou attitude just closed her deal with Bravo, only two weeks before filming is slated to start. Drescher joins confirmed cast members Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, and Ramona Singer ... apparently, LuAnn de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan are holding out for higher paychecks.
Here's the thing: Aviva sucks. I'm sorry! She does. And she doesn't suck in a fun way, like Ramona, she sucks in an "eew get off my TV screen" kind of way.
Her behavior on slutty island was ridiculous and, again, not ridiculous in a drunk-Sonja-having-anal-sex-with-a-pirate-kind-of-way, but in a sad, brutally painful way. Remember how she was aghast there wasn't a sign welcoming her to the house? Gross.
And don't get me started on her dad. I don't care how old that guy is, he's still a sleazy creep. When he showed up to do Aviva's bidding at Ramona's charity event, you kind of had to wonder why. Does he not have better things to do? I suppose he and Aviva thought he'd be an endearing, light-hearted addition to the cast, but really, he's just kind of leering and crude.
I'm disappointed to hear that Aviva's back on the show. I didn't like her story lines, I found her phobias obnoxious, and her sanctimony on the reunion show was so primed, I wouldn't be surprised if she pulled a Jill Zarin and had a media coach spend the night at her apartment the night before the big gathering.
Season 6 doesn't yet have a premiere date. Filming was supposed to begin in January, 2013, but has been pushed back until May.
Are you happy Aviva's back?
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