I knew Bravo would target Nene next! The network is using this book as payback. It is so short-sighted -- Bravo wants immediate buzz, but no consideration for the longer term. RH is a brand, and you have to maintain the brand.
These books lifting the curtain on BTS shenanigans take away some of the mystery. I mean, I'm not a complete fool when it comes to 'scripted reality,' but... And of course, Bravo faves get preferential treatment -- until they fall out of favor. This kind of BTS gossip is one of the selling points of the shows, but when it becomes the only juice? Then the show risks swerving out of control and crashing as it burns through HW after HW.
As far as LVP is concerned, she should cop to it. I find it a bit gross that everyone is so pressed about (gasp) feeding a story to the tabloids, which they all do. Versus Dorit adopting and then quickly dumping two puppies.
Bethenny will put her receipts online. LVP is massively retweeting her fan support. Nene is not going to take this one lying down either. As usually with the RHs, everyone is obsessed with controlling the narrative, and with this book, we know that was Bravo. So HWs are going to want to claw some of that back.
Thanks for providing background and context to this concept @JaneAusten.
Yeah, the insistence on reducing workers to consumers is... unsettling to me. I wonder whether, in the wake of these mushrooming strike actions, this stance will shift.
I also feel as if I need to do a bit of reading on this topic. I'm really on a memoir/autobiography kick but maybe the next book I read should be a non-fiction book on policy.
On the contempt of Congress charge for that crony of the former administration-- I need to see some demonstrable action before I get my hopes up.
Apparently, we can add Nene to the list too as they are discussing the Nene choking Kim at Atlantic Station story in the book.
Honestly, is this book supposed to take a shot at the women that put Housewives on the map--Nene, Bethenny, LVP...????
Also, with the LVP bit, who cares if she sold a story to the press? They all sell sh-t to the press. I wish that LVP would come out and be like, "I did it and what?"
With Bethenny, like @Cat stated, Carole and Ramona can't be mad when they were laughing and prospering from the Tom story. And I don't even like Bethenny any more but come on now.
IMO, I feel like this book/exposé is about to result in the death of Housewives. Why? B/c the fandom is gonna pick this book apart (they already are) and prove what we suspect--production playing favorites to certain wives.
This is a book you put out after a show is dead and gone, not when it still has some life force. I think this book is gonna cause so much drama amongst the women, the network, and production. Hell, Bethenny already tweeted that she is this close to putting out her receipts online. This is about to be a big mess.
And wasn't Donna a journalist or at least a journalism student when Carrie Mitchum was in the role? Years later they acted as if JG Donna was some "blonde bimbo" who never been anywhere higher than high school.