‘RHONYC’ Caught Filming Totally Fake Scenes for Season 6

carole and heatherIt's not necessarily a surprise, but it still stings a little. The Real Housewives of New York are currently filming season 6 and cast members Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson were just caught recording scenes for the show in the Hamptons. Only problem is, the scenes were totally staged. A source told RadarOnline that there was nothing real about what was happening. "It was like something you would see on the set of a movie or scripted television show."

Not only that, but the "friends" were told to film things more than once.

Carole and Heather stood on Meeting House Lane and waited for the crew to call ‘rolling,’ before walking toward the camera and sitting on a park bench. They even shot the scene twice!

Later in the day, the source spotted Heather at trendy Southampton restaurant 75 Main (which, by the way, must have a great relationship with Bravo -- Princesses: Long Island filmed a boozy brunch there, too) and recalls that Heather was filmed talking to some men, and as soon as the cameras stopped rolling, she got up and left.

Sure, no one's shocked to learn the scenes are scripted, staged, and shot in multiple takes, but it's somewhat annoying that the ladies fiercely defend the show's realness, when really, really for reals, it's not real at all.

I mean, just this weekend, Carole gave an interview to The New York Times in which she says she'd never fake things ... she has too much integrity for that.

Mmm hmm.

Even though I'm sure this is how the show is shot across all Housewives franchises, I'd venture to guess that most of the scripting and staging happens with the New York women because they don't know each other that well. It'd be hard to have a natural conversation on camera with someone you've only met twice, so it's no wonder they have to have pre-determined talking points and their movement mapped out.

Without it, we'd hear them getting to know one another and having normal convos about their upbringings, marriages, children, careers, vacations, friends, etc., which, hello, boring! If they're not talking about Ramona's drinking problem, I'm not interested.

What I like about the ladies in New Jersey and Beverly Hills is that they all know each other really well, they're even family. The more established their relationships, the less need there is to fake it.

For reference, Carole and Heather met for the first time ... on the show.

What do you think about RHONYC's staged scenes?

 

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Stephanie Meyer Andreoni

I think its a disappointment actually. Takes the real out of reality

nonmember avatar teri

I myself am disappointed .... I do however thing that some are getting a little boring so they should make a new housewives and retire some of the old perhaps bring them back from time to time for updates... I think a new housewives should be from Las Vegas.. and NO I do not live there and would not be one of them but I think it is a very good place to have ultimate housewife drama

Daniela Burbage

That's terrible to stage a reality show! Makes me not want to watch anymore!

Barbara Palaith-Newson

Does it really matter?  Is this really worthy of an article?  Surely there must be something of substance to write about other then the reality of reality tv.  Like this isn't common knowledge?

nonmember avatar Anita

Wow, it's so disappointing that they're faking the show. Jill Zarin always seems more real when she was on, and definitely seems genuine in this interview with her: http://www.cupidspulse.com/jill-zarin-on-technology-in-relationships-and-her-husband/

Beth Smith Gardynik

Scripted television...Guess I wont be watch RHONYC anymore...

Denice Schnipper Boyer

Problem is even though I am a follower of all of the housewives shows, these women are not housewives, some are not even married, they do not do what a normal housewife/mother does in her daily routine.......... they are all rich and have nanny's chef's etc... they don't wake up make breakfast pack lunches rush to get the kids to school on time, go home to clean the house do the laundry, make lunch, go back out to pick up the children, come home do homework, prepare dinner for family, clean up the kitchen from dinner, bathe the children, read them stories before bed and tuck them in all to pass out before even getting to watch the local news, then to start all over again the next morning.... add in the weekly chores such as grocery shopping, clothes shopping for the family, visiting friends or family members, attending family functions, taking the children to dance class, softball games, swimming lessons, etc.......... real housewifes would be a much better choice women who do it all, and are not born with silver spoons in their mouths, competing with eachother for the top spot on the show..............

Joanne Hester

This sounds so weird. I guess it is true because all the show seems staged at times.

Erika Coico-Ferrazzano

Very well said Denise, but would we watch if there weren't-some type of drama in all that? I think they need to change the name of the shows because what you described is a real house wife. If they followed a real house wife and drama started around the kids i definitely wouldn't want to watch. Lets call them " the woman of drama on the oc, ny beverly hills and jersey.. Real house wives just don't fit right anymore and i am a little disappointed by the staging, althou i knew it..lol

nonmember avatar Cass

Too funny that Jill replied on here as "Anita":

Nonmember comment from Anita Tuesday at 2:41 PM
Wow, it's so disappointing that they're faking the show. Jill Zarin always seems more real when she was on, and definitely seems genuine in this interview with her: http://www.cupidspulse.com/jill-zarin-on-technology-in-relationships-and-her-husband/

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