June 30, 2011 08:30 PM by Shayla Perry
This week on Bravo‘s Real Housewives of New York City, the ladies are getting fed up with Simon Van Kempen’s “realness,” which usually comes in the form of some harsh words either in person, or online. So what happens when they finally confront Alex McCord about her husband’s behavior? Find out after the jump!
After the dueling Sweet Sixteen parties, Ramona Singer, Kelly Bensimon, and Alex McCord meet up and Ramona tells the ladies her plan to throw Sonja Morgan a surprise birthday party, which you’d think they’d know since they’re there to meet with the event planner and check out the venue.
Not surprisingly, the party will also be for Ramona, whose birthday is also coming up.
Cindy Barshop is working and partying hard at a promotional event for one of her new products. Jill Zarin, Lu Ann de Lesseps, Simon Van Kempen, Alex McCord, and Kelly Bensimon all show up to support the new Housewife. Boy, do they get around!
Out of nowhere, Simon approaches Jill.
Jill takes Kelly’s advice and tells him that she doesn’t think it’s appropriate (and it’s beyond weird) for them to meet for lunch, telling him that she and Alex are in a good place, and that’s all that really matters. Simon isn’t too happy with that though, and tells her to “Watch out.”
What does that mean?
Kelly later approaches Simon, telling him that it’s not right for him to talk to Jill that way and to make her so uncomfortable. Simon gets defensive, which unleashes the beast in Alex, who immediately tells Simon that they should leave. After agreeing that Kelly is a “waste of space” the two head home.
Meanwhile, at Lady Morgan’s…
A Blackberry in the toilet would definitely ruin the house’s Feng Shui. Hopefully she didn’t have to pay for that!
Jill Zarin is also doing some work around the house, but she’s called in the Countess and Kelly to help her out. While Lu Ann and some random lady with Ramona’s hair paint, Jill and Kelly talk about Simon’s “threat” and the cyber bullying he’s been engaging in, which Kelly thinks is beyond “weird” and “odd.”
Simon and Alex discuss the issue with Jill, with Alex telling him that she would never be angry with him for what he’s said to someone — especially Jill — noting that the main reason she made up with Jill was because of him. Simon asks if that’s being hypocritical and “Jill Zarin – like” to stop being friends with someone just because someone else is (yes, yes it is), but Alex argues that there’s a big difference.
At Ramona & Sonja’s party, Ramona yells at everyone to get in a perfect line, but when Kelly walks in with the other birthday girl, it’s a tad awkward when everyone just stares at her instead of — you know — yelling surprise.
Rather than that, Ramona instructs Sonja to take off her jacket, then tells her that she’s like a sister to her and that the party is also for her. Just what everyone going through bankruptcy wants — a secondhand party!
In all fairness, Ramona gave Sonja a great gift — all of the guests donated to her favorite charity, the ASPCA. And for Sonja, secondhand or not, it was the first party anyone had ever thrown for her, which got her (and us) and little teary-eyed.
But of course, it’s not a Housewives party without the drama.
Jill Zarin and Ramona happen to be near one another and Jill tells Ramona that everything turned out beautifully. Still sore about not being invited to her focus group, Ramona takes the opportunity to tell Jill how she should have handled things. Jill blames everything on her partner, but then tells Ramona that she’s right, and that in the future, she’ll do things differently. That went a little better than we thought.
As a surprise, Ramona and Mario take Sonja into a special room to show her a slideshow of pictures of them when they got married and her on her wedding day. Um… Not sure if that was the best idea, but Sonja seemed to enjoy it.
Later, Cindy Barshop and her parents head out for lunch. Cindy makes an attempt to make things easier and take just one of her twins with her (who is absolutely ADORABLE), but as it turns out, 1 isn’t as easy as she thought, and Cindy ends up calling one of her employees to come pick up her daughter before they’ve even placed their orders.
In another part of town, Kelly Bensimon meets up with Alex McCord for a chat about Simon.
What do you think…. Whose behavior is more “weird” — Simon Van Kempen, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon, or Jill Zarin?
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