New cast, more drunken drama in the Real Housewives of New York City’s preview

The Real Housewives of New York City return in June on Bravo, minus the four fired cast members and plus three new women, who Bravo announced today.

In a witty headline (for a press release, at least), Bravo said the show “gets a face lift” with the addition of Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill, and Heather Thomson, who join Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, and Ramona Singer. The release also said the returning cast members “welcome” the new ones, but that’s not exactly how it appears in the preview below, which focuses largely on the returning cast members, perhaps because they’re recognizable.

After what some people thought was a sleepy season (a season I really, really liked), this preview brings the drama, from an older man telling a woman, “I could give you your first squirting orgasm” to LuAnn accusing Ramona of blackmail and threats and saying, “What other dirty tricks do you have to pull out of your pinot-filled ass?” I’m excited to find out the answer.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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