The RHONY superteaser looks appropriately crazy/fantastic/terrible, but what of this news that Countess LuAnn DeLesseps will only be a recurring housewife this season?
E!Online has an interview with the Countess in which she confirms that she will be absent from the new season's first three episodes, and that she will in fact be only "recurring" this season.
"The show has been a part of my life for so long," LuAnn said. "There's a special place in my heart for the show, for the women, I'm really close to the women on the show. I just made the decision to step back so I can spend more time doing my things with business and my family.
"It's a win-win for me," she continued. "I'm still on the show. I'm still very much a part of the show, but it's not a fulltime thing. It's very engulfing when you're on it. It takes up all of your mental and physical energy."
Does this mean LuAnn is pulling a Camille Grammer for this sixth season? Pulling herself out of the main cast only to snipe away from the sidelines, before going away for good the next season? Dear
Jesus Andy Cohen please at least tell me that LuAnn will remain in the opening credits. We need to see what bon mot she's chosen to introduce herself with this year. "A countess remains chic in any language," perhaps? Or "The only things deeper than my voice are my loyalties"?
So while the Countess decides to focus more time on pursuing "acting gigs" (cue this reaction), The Real Housewives of New York have added a new cast member, Kristen Taekman, ex-model, youngest of this current Housewives cast, and friend of Beverly Hills' Brandi Glanville, which could portend shit-stirring.