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Will someone get these Real Housewives of New York City out of Montana and back to New York where they belong? It's season 6, episode 17 and it's going to happen, and from the coming attractions, we'll see that we get Aviva Drescher back as well. Meanwhile, I've got LOTS of behind-the-scenes commentary about what it actually MEANS to be a hostess of a trip on a reality show, plus a healthy debate over whether newbie Kristen Taekman is in over her head or fooling us all. Watch today's exclusive video for all the dish!

Personally, now that we're a good eight years into the Real Housewives franchise, newcomers should do their homework before signing up to join the madness. There's no such thing as friendship loyalty, simply because it gets in the way of the business of making a drama-filled show. In today's episode below, I explain what you CAN expect from long-term relationships when they are televised in this way and give you a couple of options for Kristen's behavior. AND viewer questions about hair, makeup, and sleeping. AND why Ramona Singer called herself the hostess.

Next, it's on to my continued expansion into new shows, with Celebrity Wife Swap on ABC. I've been meaning to watch this show for weeks and finally got to see the episode with Penn Jillette and Judy Gold and their families. WOW. I deconstruct the process, what I saw, and what really, really bugged me -- and yes, I wind up arguing with myself. In this episode in particular, I think a HUGE cheap shot was taken. Can you guess what it is? Watch now!

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Do you think Kristen's waterworks were a big act?

 

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