Dorinda Wanders if Carole Has the Final Approval of All Guest Lists


Dorinda Medley is taking to her blog to say that she wasn’t pleased how the guest list for Mexico was composed. Medley asks if Carole Radziwill has the final approval of all guests lists and shares her compassion for what Jules Wainstein is going through with her divorce.

“Well well well…here we are, out of the fire and into the flame…and you can see there are new fires just “getting lit.” I keep saying this and I feel like I’m the only one: Live and let LIVE! We are grown women and can decide what, where, and when we spend our time, and, specifically, WHO WITH. What may work for me in my relationships may not work for someone else. At this point, I think it’s clear — what works for me may not work for other relationships. With that said, it makes me really uncomfortable to see Luann’s relationship with Tom — however “young” it may be — be scrutinized and judged like this. But I do understand there is quite an “element of surprise” in all this. Would I like it if my close girlfriend dated the man I am in love with? No, but I tend to be a bit territorial to say the least…LOL. And yes, even jealous. To be honest, I would be asking lots of questions and asking every detail: How many times did you go out, where did you go, what did you wear, what did SHE wear, what did you order, did you kiss, did you sleep together, etc…. But that’s me. (And maybe that’s you too?) Credit to Lu, she doesn’t seem to mind about the past and is all focused on her future. She’s happy, so that’s that. At the end of the day, it’s not my business to poke around in it.

I will say this: Ramona should’ve been given the heads up, because they DID go out on several dates. Ramona mentioned it to all of us, and it would’ve been the right thing for Lu to do. So that’s that. (And if anyone should’ve gotten a bracelet out of all this, it should’ve been Sonja! Am I right, ladies?!)

Oh, Sonja…

She shouldn’t really talk about her “relationship” with Tom. That’s not nice. And you know me, I like it NICE! So I understand that Sonja is still upset about the Berkshires — not just in this episode, but STILL — like, in real life. Like I’ve been saying for weeks, I stand by my decision. I told her in this episode, going to the Berkshires “would have been DREAD-FUL for you.” Truly, madly, deeply dreadful. It wasn’t me keeping Sonja away or trying to “ice her out,” it was me understanding that this had the potential for being a high-intensity overnight stay, and I knew there were a few witches a-brewin’ and that at any moment something wicked could’ve come her way! It’s the same reason Sonja was basically blocked from the Mexico trip. Here’s the thing, going on holiday or a girls trip is NOT the time or the place to try and iron out some wrinkles. So, Sonja, the right place was NOT Dorinda’s. The right place was somewhere in which you and Bethenny were both willing participants and where you could both easily just leave if the situation became worse. Cooped up in a country house is NOT that kind of place! Leaving a party or getting into a car and going home IS. I just think it’s odd that Sonja’s clinging to the Berkshires thing and doesn’t really have much to say about the Mexico thing. I mean, she was virtually thrown out of Bethenny’s office, in tears, after hearing the words “I never want to see you again,” but yet she’s furious with ME?! Seems a bit odd, don’t you think? She called me a “fake” on WWHL, and let me tell you… that’s the first time anyone’s ever referred to ME as “fake.” Just proves she’s still lovable, delusional Sonja Morgan. But it was nice to know she loved my Berserkshires moment about all the toil and trouble at Blue Stone Manor that night when she was on Watch What Happens Live. (And my new #MCM will be the adorable superfan Jerry O’Connell!)

But, wait…there’s MORE! Yes, I have an issue with how the Mexico invitation list was “composed” as well. Does Carole have final approval of guest lists? I listen to people’s suggestions and concerns, but I don’t let anyone hijack an event, party, or guest list because they have a bee in their bonnet…that’s not NICE! Anyway, I *THINK* I’m invited, but after that little chat with the girls, I don’t know if anyone actually *IS*… Seriously, your guess was as good as mine.

But back to Luann… If we’ve learned anything about Luann, it’s that Lu doesn’t take NO for an answer. Even though she was never asked, she will preemptively not take NO for an answer. It’s comical. Even how they showed up, Lu in white, B in black… This was an epic, poetic, Cold War showdown over red wine in Manhattan. It was funny, awkward, provocative, and very, very telling. It looked like B was in a revival of “Dazed and Confused” by Tommy Tune, and not getting a word in edgewise for the first time since 1986, and Lu was having quite the soliloquy about love, life and her pursuit of happiness. Tear down those walls, Lu!

And now, in closing, a few thoughts on Jules and Michael…

Let me fill you in on some facts… They were over an hour late. So what else is there to do? #MartiniTime! And when they showed up, you could cut the tension better than the steaks we were served. And you know me…Dorinda likes to make it NICE, so I proceeded to try and give some advice — some Martini-fueled advice, but it was all from a good place. I’ve been married twice, and I can tell you this: The best of marriages have those moments where you love him so much, you can’t breathe. And then there are times where you can’t stand him to save your life. Clearly this was one of those moments. But also, we now know there was much more going on behind the scenes that even I didn’t see. I realize there were deeper problems now, with Michael always being late, always on the phone, taking selfies, joking about hot nannies or hot girls… Much deeper problems, sadly.

It’s always sad when a family has to go through that and a marriage breaks apart. Had I known it was the beginning of the end, I would have just asked for the check instead of another glass. But I’m here for you, Jules. We all are.”

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14 Replies to “Dorinda Wanders if Carole Has the Final Approval of All Guest Lists”

  1. Oops, think that was supposed to be “wonders”, but fat fingering happens to the best of us 😀 I do think Dorinda is spot on. Carole deciding who should be cut off of trips is ridiculous. Since when do her and Bethenny decide the casting? Very strange this season.

  2. Sonja is right. It is not Dorinda’s job to protect her. She should have been included in the Berkshires…and I love Dorinda, but that martini gibberish is getting disturbing.

  3. Love Dorinda!!!! Refreshing!!! I’ve wondered also why Bethhaney needs Carole’s approval for anything. I think it’s time to leave Carole out … she doesn’t really contribute anyting to the events shown except for EXTREME cattiness… and at her age…. geezzz…

  4. I see Bethenny and Carol’s situation more like an alliance. I do think they are friends, but I also think they’ve got this “I’ve got your back” ridiculous agreement about the show.

    1. DeBren I agree with you about the alliance, but it is Bethany that takes all of the chances and Carol just sits back and rides on Bethany’s coat tails and agrees with whoever Bethany doesn’t like. I mean what does Carol have against Sonja , other than Bethany having a beef with Sonja? As you stated it is a silly alliance.

  5. Carole has to have an attack dog in her corner at all times. The last 3 Seasons it was Heather, who protected her from any harm, & now it’s Betheeny turn.
    I agree with Dorinda, since when does Carole approve of the guest list?!
    Lu has apologized ore than enough, be a andult,& move forward. Holding onto grudges causes more wrinkles,& unnecessary stress.

    1. I agree southern plaid and I’m still wondering what Carol has against Sonja, other then jumping on B’s bandwagon. I like what gigicat suggested and let B and Carole just go on a trip themselves. After all they ARE life partners That was actually a pretty funny line.

      1. @ Freedom girl. Thank u. Yep, they are ” scissor sisters.” Lol. Agree. Poor Sonja couldn’t even give Carole a compliment on their matching outfits, without Carole giving a muffled snarky response.
        By the way, where is Heather? I mean, Carole loved Heather so much. Was like family to her? That’s why it drives me nuts when people say,” I love you, ” so flippantly.

  6. This Mexico trip proposed by Bethanny is actually a business trip that she decided to invite some friends for fun afterwards. Bethanny should be able to invite anyone she wants and I think after her “talk” with Luann in the Berkshires and knowing how upset her good friend Carole is with Luann why in the heck would she invite her?? But I have said it before, I have many friends and never have any of them acted like these witches do.

  7. First of all, just let B and Carole go to Mexico by themselves. It’s clear they don’t like anyone else. And for all of Carole’s claim to be a world-weary journalist… she certainly acts like a spoiled little girl. She’s getting worse and worse with every season. Dorinda can invite or not invite anyone she wants to her house. If she didn’t want Sonia there, maybe Sonia needs to stop needing the entire rooms attention at all times with her constant talk of her vagina and her sex life. She’s disgusting actually. I wouldn’t want her in my house but then again I wouldn’t want any of them in my house.

  8. “…..she was virtually thrown out of Bethenny’s office….” Nice little spin Dorinda. Sonja wasn’t THROWN out, virtually or otherwise, she left. Bethanny’s handling of that situation in front of her staff was reprehensible. Dorinda also seems to conveniently forget that she introduced Tom and Luann. Perhaps she should have provided the much disputed ‘heads-up’.

  9. Please bravo get rid of Carole I can’t stand the way she chews! OMG if I had a mouth like tat I would never eat in public how many dam apologies does Carole need from Lu and say she is sorry about everything and then move on what is his high school
    & dont even get me started on Bethany I’m so sick of her skinny girl product bullshit makes me sick she’s taking over the show
    Mean Girls plain & simple Beth had done a 360 since she hit it on her Crappy line of Junk! Dorinda open tat trap of ur’s & call the wicked witches out on their BS ! Dear trout pout & Skelletor act like grown ups instead of 16 yr old twits!! By the way Carole Adam seems so not in to u we all see it why can’t u!

  10. Bethany and Carol are birds of a feather.
    The seem to be flying high now but one day they’ll have the rug pulled out from under them and these two uppity birds will be making a crash landing. They’re going to poke their stick at the wrong person one day.

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