Real Housewives of New York Recap: ‘Model Behavior’ [Episode 3]

Posted on Mar 26 2014 - 9:44am by Staff Writer



Last night’s episode picks up where last week left off, the Aviva and Carole ghostwriter fight!

Aviva and Carole voices have elevated and the ladies are now screaming at each other. Throwing out all kinds of mean jabs to convey their points.  Carole tells Aviva that she doesn’t criticizes the way she parents, which is the only job she’s ever had, so Aviva shouldn’t criticize her writing career. Aviva counters by telling Carole if she were pregnant, she would be nothing but supportive. Carole calls Aviva a “liar” and a “bitch.” Now is that how a professional writer/journalist communicates?


Aviva stands behind her point that Carole used a ghostwriter to write her first book. Carole is pissed off that Aviva would attack her credibility however isn’t that what Carole did initially to Aviva? Their fight spills into the party. Aviva says Carole is not a “well-wisher.” Carole calls Aviva a “psychopath.”  Carole grabs Aviva’s face and Aviva yells “Don’t touch me.”  Resorting to the physical illustrates a lack of intellectual ability to articulate your point. Bad move Carole.

Each lady goes to their respective corners of the ring for support and reassurance. Carole and Heather chat about what transpired. Carole claims Aviva is lying and is using bookgate to sell her book. Carole thinks Aviva is a stuck-up snobby bitch and an ill-mannered joke. But she’s not done, before she exits the party, the “professional” writer, approaches Aviva’s husband, Reid, to tell him “your wife is not a nice person.”  She’s still not done, her final “f*ck you” is when she told Harry,  Aviva’s ex-husband,  “Nice to meet you, I totally understand the divorce.”  Was any of that extra shade necessary?

The Day After
Heather and Ramona meet at Ramona’s apartment and of course Heather, Aviva’s  martyr, brings up bookgate. Heather inserts herself in bookgate drama and slams Aviva. Telling Ramona that Aviva’s behavior is slanderous and despicable. In their conversation, Ramona does not give Heather the time or day and quickly shuts her ass down! Good for you Ramona! Heather needs to mind her business and stay out of it. She’s really working double time to create a story line for herself this season.

Conveniently, Carole and her book editor, Barbara Jones, meet to work on edits for her new book, “The Widow’s Guide to Sex and Dating.” How convenient, the writer is showing the viewers, she’s a real writer. Suuuure you are Carole!  Carole brings up the ghostwriter accusation and Barbara doesn’t deny, confirm or says much besides “You have a ghostwriter, well that’s crazy.”I must say, if Carole truly wrote her own book and didn’t use a ghostwriter why would she care or give credence to Aviva’s claims? She admits it wasn’t her best moment, but at least it felt good to do a bit of screaming. Her need to constantly bring up the subject and need to prove she’s telling the truth and Aviva is the liar, seems desperate and are classic traits of a liar.

Sonja meets with a new intern to discuss intern duties. Sonja has figured out a way to run her household with free labor. Her interns have become an integral part of her story line. She says that wealthy families just send her their children so they can “learn from her mistakes.”

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Aviva is having her book cover photo shoot in Central Park. Kristen pays her a visit on the shoot and naturally, bookgate is the topic of conversation. Kristen conveys that she has compassion for Carole and her “writing career.”  Aviva assures her that she too has writing experience, she attended law school and was an English major. Kristen tells Aviva that she thinks it’s jealously. Kristen is turning into a mini Heather. Slow your roll, newbie! It’s bad enough Heather inserted her big honker into bookgate, not you too!!!  Aviva diffuses the situation by changing the subject.

Ramona’s daughter Avery is getting ready for prom. Ramona is over the top ramotional about her baby leaving for college and growing up. Avery is the most important person in her life and losing her will be like losing an arm, she explains. She plans to drown her pain in Pinot Grigio and Xanax. I hope the Bravo cameras capture every bit of Pinot Singer buzzed!


Carole host a baby shower for a friend and all the ladies attend with the exception of Heather, who sends her husband and daughter in her place and Aviva, it’s obvious why she didn’t come.

Ramona and Carole talk to clear the air about bookgate. Ramona doesn’t want Carole to feel like she abandoned her at the housewarming party, but Carole admits she was upset. Ramona says she doesn’t want to be friends with Aviva if it means not being friends with Carole. Why is Ramona kissing Carole’s ass? That’s not like her to kiss up to anyone. Carole whines on about Aviva not respecting her and defamation of character blah blah blah. Ramona realizes that Carole has no man, no kids and work is all she has. Ramona hugs Carole and apologizes. Ramona apologizing is shocking! Again, why is she kissing Carole’s ass?

The Spartan Race

Kristen and her husband, Josh, and Heather and her husband, Jonathan are running a Spartan Race for Josh’s company. Kristen is nervous about the amount of people at the race and the 20-foot rope over a mud pit, but Heather and Josh assure her that they have her back. Josh promises to run the whole race with her. Their promises only lasts about the first leg of the race. As soon as Kristen starts falling behind, Josh, Heather and Jonathan leave her in the dust to compete with their fellow Spartans who came to compete.


Kristen struggles the whole way through and says this is the most difficult thing she’s ever done. Kristen is furious at Josh for leaving her behind. She says that she hated every second of the race, and it would have been nice for him to support her while she was there to support him and his company.


When it’s over, Josh tries to give Kristen a hug, she rejects him and Josh tells her to “man-up.” Kristen daaarling, this is a race not a social outing and the purpose was not to congregate, sing kumbaya and hold hands, it was to compete. Josh was a bit insensitive but I do see his point. Kristen daaarling, get in shape and get over it! Stop starving your cells of valuable nutrients and maybe you’ll have the strength and stamina to compete next time.

Stay tuned for next week with the return of the Countess, LuAnn de Lesseps!



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  • RonnieIsBack

    Great recap! Kristen is just out of shape..period. that is what starving will do for energy. Gurl you should have had a bowl of pasta or at least oatmeal with fruit b4 that obstacle course..all the whining was unnecessary. We get it…you cannot stand your husband. LOL.
    Carole was barking a way…yup ADiva struck a nerve….and it was truly telling when her Editor didn’t flat out say “that is a lie you wrote every word.” Chile please.
    Ramona is trying to get sympathy votes. I am shocked she is kissing Carole flat azzback. Maybe she needs her connections now that she is getting divorced (I know this was shot prior, but signs were there…we all know that). Heather I am disappointed in you..every battle is not yours to fight. Carole can handle her own…she used to do powder with a certain best friend (allegedly)..she knows the streets…bony or not…yall saw how she came after ADiva.
    Sonja Sonja….OMG..just a hot mess…those kids do not clean, they run her errands, look after her animals and get into her business and you can best believe they get drilled by the socialite parents who are laughing behind Sonja’s back….sad clown…but I am liking her more season.

    • Dr Seuss

      Would you get out of my head!!!! I’m sitting here laughing my butt off and nodding at this comment. Ramona kissing Carole FLAT azz backs….ROFL.

      Carole can handle her own…she used to do powder with a certain best friend (allegedly)..she knows the streets…bony or not…yall saw how she came after ADiva.<======= YES! I heard the same thing and she looks like the type. She swears she's a bad ass and too cool for school. I can't stand people like Carole.

      Carole was barking a way…yup ADiva struck a nerve….and it was truly telling when her Editor didn't flat out say "that is a lie you wrote every word." Chile please.<===== THANK U!!!!!!!

      • RonnieIsBack

        You know we are “herre” Doc 😉

      • DG

        Carole is too good for this trashy show.

        • Thank you for your insightful commentary.

  • #rhoBH Yolanda and her husband David Foster are NOT splitting up!

    Yolanda listed her home under “HADID”
    Because it was built by “Hadid”
    “HADID” IS the “Picasso” of large fancy homes in California
    Listing your home under “HADID” is a BRANDING technique.

    David Foster is selling his home in Canada. WHY? I have no idea.
    Yolanda is selling her home I ASSUME because the smog, fume, noise, from living 2 feet from a major highway. I assume David’s music studio is not working out with all the noise. Yolanda lime disease = lemon garden that is polluted by the proximity to the freeway.

    Malibu might not be the ideal spot to live when they both are busy working in the entertainment industry full time as Davis is working with Stevie Wonder and many others and Yolanda has RHOBH. They are needed near LA = in my opinion

    • RonnieIsBack

      They are liquifiying assets because Geeehgi needs a new mani/pedi facial station built in her room…

  • GREAT BLOG! I love Carol being snarky. I love Ramona being feisty.

    • Dr Seuss

      Hey honey! Thank you and glad to see you here.I know how busy you are so thank you for coming.

  • Did you know prior to rhony Aviva was known for selling high quality FAKE handbags? TRUE STORY !

    • Dr Seuss

      NO WAY!!!! Seriously????

      • 100% positive take it to the bank !!

    • RonnieIsBack

      Wow now I woudl expect that from Sonja but ADiva…..holy fakeout Batman

  • Johnny Weir is NOT appearing on Celebrity Apprentice.

    • RonnieIsBack

      Because he is claiming he is broke….gotta pay that alimony…”I only have 10 millions dollars..that will not buy me enough sequined outfits or skinny jeans, wahhh”

  • WestCoastFeed

    Great recap, Doc. Upper East Side insults are so classy, Carole. Oh Yeah, I forgot, you aren’t really from the Upper East Side, are you?

    • Dr Seuss

      Ahahahaha! Carole is sooooo classy and sooooo cool, bleh.

    • DG

      Who cares? None of those women are. Sorry, but after this slander mess no accomplished woman will do this show. That’s too bad because this show has the potential to be so interesting but we are stuck with an entitled loony toon who slanders accomplished women because she’s envious, a woman whose unpaid labor puts magic marker on her old, er, I mean vintage handbags. Yep, that’s interesting all right!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Was Sonja channeling Audrey Hepburn on last night’s show?

    • Dr Seuss

      That’s exactly who she looked like. I think Sonja is natural beauty.

      • yes i agree…. Audrey Hepburn

        • Dr Seuss

          She’s gorgeous imo

          • RonnieIsBack

            Yes Sonja has that sex kitten appeal barnone…

          • Yes she does and that’s what she should center her brand around not toaster ovens.

  • Phaedra Parks Thurs., April 3, will be signing books at Georgia Tech’s Barnes & Noble at 7pm.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Kristen’s husband looks like Charlton Heston.

  • cutie pie

    you know I support you doc..this biased blog is not of popular opinion and people who care for you and your work do not wish to offend you…hope you understand…

    • I appreciate your honesty. I know, I’m not on the popular side of the fence but thanks for the feedback. You know I love you, Cutie.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Since I haven’t watched NY in years, I had no preconceived notions about Carole or Aviva. But I did watch them as this controversy grew. My first reaction was that they were both doing it to publicize their recently released books. Then, when I say how Carole overreacted to the accusations Aviva made, I said to myself, hmm. I think there’s a truth in there somewhere that Carole does not want to face. I don’t know what. Maybe she had more help on that first book than she wants to admit. Perhaps Aviva was right and a publisher did tell Carole that her second book needed months more work before they would consider it. I just felt that Carole protested way too much for a confident author.

    • Exactly my point! Thou doth protest too much.

    • DG

      Carole didn’t pay much attention to Aviva at lunch, but suddenly became concerned when Ramona mentioned that Bill guy. He’s a very respected editor who edited the Atlantic Monthly for years. I think Carole freaked out that her real life colleagues were being slandered and dragged into Aviva’s dysfunctional, crazy mess.
      I feel awful for Carole.

      Aviva’s schtick is not entertaining at all, and I bet this show gets canceled next year.

      • Name

        I agree. Aviva doesn’t bring drama, she brings an uncomfortablness that makes me feel like my skin is too tight. However, what do you think about bringing back the original cast (sans Kelly) and getting rid of Aviva, Heather, Kristen? Might be interesting for a season.

        • Hello & Welcome!! I think they should bring Jill Zarin’s crazy butt back. She made me crack up. “Bobeeee”

          • Name

            Thanks for the welcome. Set up an avatar because I know I’ll want to add comments as the season progresses. I don’t think Jill did anything to cause her to get fired. Now Carlton from RHOBH is another matter. Stick her and Aviva on an island please!

          • Hi Name…Ha! That’s funny.

            Carlton really doesn’t irritate me that much, it’s like she doesn’t exist to me. And Aviva is my girl, she’s very cool and down to earth despite how the show depicts her.

      • Hello & Welcome!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Bravo is filming something tonight. Perhaps a staged Project Ladybug event. Dina Manzo tweeted a pic of a great dane that she called her date for tonight’s Project Ladybug. Melissa’s hair and make-up guy took a selfie with Melissa which indicate she has been prepped for filming. The Project Ladybug website says there are currently no scheduled events. Looks like something is being done for the cameras only. Season finale, maybe?

  • Birdie11

    I have always liked the NY franchise…but good grief, I hope it picks up. I need more out of Pinot than crying about Avery and acting sympathetic to everyone who talks to her. Sonya looks fabulous, and I still have no opinion of the Kristen girl. I can’t stand Aviva, but when Carole sniped at Reid and Harry, she lost some credibility with me. That was a trashy move.

    • Birdiiiiieeee!!! I love your woodstock avi. So cute and just in time for spring! Carole last little “fuck you” to the husbands was straight up wack!

      • Birdie11

        Thanks Suessie! Ronnie’s surfing Snoopy inspired me.

        • Aw, too cute….it fits your name and reminds me of Ronnie. Good choice.

    • DG

      Slander is a trashy move.

      • Hi DG. I agree. Do you have proof Aviva is lying? Just curious.

  • DG

    I used to love RHONY but Aviva has ruined it, much the same way Brandi has ruined RHOBH.

  • Norrth

    I can’t imagine a circumstance that would lead me to attend someone’s housewarming party and attack them in front of guests. I would never attack a host in her own home (I just wouldn’t have gone to her housewarming). More than that, I would never involve the people who love her – her husband and her ex. No matter how nasty it was for Aviva to share/start those rumors, Carole killed any good will she had, with me, when she did that. The NYC crowd has always behaved in a way that suggests, to me, that the feel entitled, even more than the BH crowd. Carole was over the top.

    • BOOM!!!! Well said and on point.