'Real Housewives of New York' Recap: Rude Move, Cindy

Sonja MorganThis episode of The Real Housewives of New York was primarily about LuAnn de Lesseps and her video for “Chic C’est La Vie.” And we’ll get to all that drama, but first: How rude was Cindy Barshop?

After the tension that’s brewed between them all season, Sonja Morgan invited Cindy to breakfast to try again. It was scheduled for 11 a.m. on workday, which admittedly was a little odd on the timing (wouldn't you at least call it brunch?), but Cindy accepted. Sonja went to a special effort, getting all of Cindy’s favorites and even making her toaster oven eggs. After all that, you’d think Cindy would actually have eaten instead of conducting an unannounced conference call right there in Sonja's kitchen, but she was ready for business, even bringing along her assistant, much to Sonja’s chagrin. Not that Sonja had any intention of feeding her, or Cindy had any intention of letting her eat.


Cindy didn't even put a kibosh on the call when Sonja asked her to and actually had the nerve to get pissy about it. If she was at the bottom of the pecking order before, she’s not even a speck on it any longer. When Cindy shushed her, it was all over.

And really, who does that? Sonja’s been a brat this season, but Cindy was flat out rude. At least we noticed she was there this week.

The rest of the ladies were either preparing to be in LuAnn’s big video (Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon) or making up a bunch of excuses as to why they couldn’t be in it (Sonja, Ramona Singer, and Alex McCord). The blondes versus the brunettes thing again ... with Cindy off presumably on a conference call somewhere.

Alex had the best and most entertaining excuse for not participating in the video. She would have been fine if it had been gangsta rap, but she balked at the fact that Luann uses the “C word” or “C-L-A-S-S”. “I’d rather say ‘see you next Tuesday’”, she said. Hmmm, “Money Don’t Buy You ‘I’d Rather See You Next Tuesday'” just doesn’t have the same ring, but she made some good points.

“I have a problem with her condescending air and teaching the little people how to behave when she doesn’t know how to behave herself.” So Alex was out. Simon chimed in with, “Just move the ‘o’ out of countess.”  Funny guy, Simon.

Sonja was out because Ramona was, but made all sorts of excuses as to why she couldn’t attend. Ramona confronted LuAnn in person to tell her why she wouldn’t attend. Basically, she said it was because her daughter, Avery, was opposed to it after seeing LuAnn roll around on a bed with a bunch of men in her last video … and LuAnn is a bad mother because she’s doing this video and never spends any time with her own daughter. That was the sum of it anyway.

“I raise my daughter differently than you do,” Ramona said ever so pointedly. “I spend a lot of time with my daughter." Rude? Yes, but I still find Ramona a lot more tolerable than the countess.

LuAnn stormed off and proceeded to film her video in Atlantic City while the blondes stayed home and learned The Dougie. The Dougie looked like much more fun.

Finally, the previews for next week have everyone all a blather about Ramona’s big pregnancy scare, but clearly Ramona is not pregnant. Menopause is more likely the cause of whatever symptoms have her peeing on sticks.

Were you shocked by how rude Cindy Barshop was at Sonja’s house? Do you blame the ladies for not being in LuAnn’s music video?

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