July 4, 2012 10:40 pm
It’s one of the finer points of the RHONYshowdown between Ramona Singer and “Countess” Luann de Lesseps—Luann making a reference to Ramona’s “pinot-filled ass.”
Or did she? Later views of the clip have her spouting a much more countess-appropriate barb: “Your pinot-filled hat!”
Sonja Morgan weighed in when asked about the show’s editing during Tuesday’s cooking demonstration at NYC’s Macy’s Herald Square store.
“The show’s not scripted, but they get you with the edits,” Sonja told customers. “Did you see the time when Luann said ‘Your pinot-filled hat?’ The first time, it said, ‘Your Pinot-filled ass!’ And she was so mad, [saying] ‘I don’t talk like that!’ But the first time they cut it, it said ‘ass.’”
“They have full license to edit,” Sonja explained, pointing out that the edits weren’t always fair.
Sonja also had insight to add about the RHONY filming process and why some cast members (ahem… ahem… Ramona) might not react too well to feeling “excluded.”
“[The producers] call us, and we say, this week, we have this, this and this—then they choose what they want to film,” she explained. “Basically, it’s who has the most interesting thing to film and who you’re inviting… who’s included.”
“That’s how you get on the show, getting invited to things… so if you don’t get invited on a trip, you start to get a little nervous.”
Sonja’s comments help viewers understand more of the recent Ramona-Heather rift and Ramona’s overly intense reaction to being left out of Heather’s London trip. If part of being a successful cast member (one who doesn’t get fired) is being invited to events, then getting left out of a major trip—and all of the camera time that the trip implies—would send even the most normal of reality stars into a conniption. Now, given that this is Ramona, can anyone be surprised at how bad she took the diss?