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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism View Post
    So who paid for the trip to Marrakech? Surely not CountAss Lu. Airfare for seven is maybe $30k, the riad for a week or so probably 6,000 or 7,000 Euro's - about $10 or $12k, a couple day's rental for top designer caftans probably a couple thousand $, dinner with belly dancing, transportation, camels and a tent dinner.... add several thousand $ more. Maybe she got the ex-husband to pay, with the idea that it would increase his likeability by looking as if he left her with a lot of money? Do you think Bravo would shell out that much?
    And don't forget all the guides and security they had. Probably had a medical team on call also.
    The Countless wouldn't have parted with one red cent for these women unless Bravo paid for it. Was it her idea to travel there?? Otherwise, I never understood why she felt she was the Hostess. My problem with these women is that I just can't figure out who is the most pathetic. They are all a bona fide mess. I knew people like them existed but who knew you could find 7 women so dysfunctional????
    (altho I still want their caftans. )

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    I always wondered who funded the elaborate trips and end of season dinner parties. My guess is that Bravo chooses a cast member to "host" the event whether it be a dinner party or a "get away". For example, last season Bravo asked Ramona to host the boat trip and I assume that she planned everything and then handed the bill over to Bravo with them having final approval. As for this last trip...Bravo probably chose Luanne to be the hostess (without the most-ess) her opinion as to where they should film and Luann screamed "Morocco!!!! lolololol Bravo most likely has staff that organizes the air, excursions, housing, dinners...etc... . Luann, in this case as acting "hostess" is the person that is in contact with Bravo staff and then sends out the e-mails and relays the information to the other women as to where they are staying, their flight information....etc.. as if she made the arrangements on her own. I am guessing it is much easier for Bravo to deal with one cast member who they call the "hostess" rather than trying to coordinate with 5-7 head strong and crazy women. JMHO...of course!

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    That's how I imagine it going down, too. Perhaps even a meeting with all HW's before the season starting deciding who's going to play "hostess" this year and what are people's ideas on what to do/where to go.
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    It's my understanding, on any TV shows, reality or otherwise, the destination is chosen and the production team then contacts the tourism board in the area chosen and says "how would you like your hotel, restaurant, riad...whatever it may be, to be shown on TV with our cast of characters exclaiming over the beauty, fun and excitement of your establishments for free"...free national advertisement for the places shown and free trips for the network. There is a small percentage paid by the networks for these trips. You can be sure the housewives themselves pay nothing. The one "hosting" is based on what storyline they have going on.

    If these women didn't go on "trips of a lifetime", go to fancy parties where they act inappropriate, fight and act nuts no one would watch. Who really wants to see an average housewife going to a 9 to 5 job, cleaning, doing laundry, grocery shopping, cooking meals, and driving kids around, then falling into bed exhausted at the end of the day? That's my life and it's boring!

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    i mean i've never been a big luanne fan, but good grief. what a vile hypocritical witch!!!!!!!! i would NEVER go on a trip with her!
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    and her line abt alex causing or bringing "casino" instead of chaos. kelly's a looney tune. no ifs ands or buts abt it!

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    I don't take this show one bit seriously so Kelly had me cracking up last night. "You ruined my tattoo! Who's going to fix it? Santa?" and the whole "Close your eyes...open your eyes" portion of the Alex fight had me rolling. But my favorite little snippet of the show was at the beginning, when Alex and Sonja are comforting Ramona and she wants a glass of water, goes for Sonja's glass asking if it's water, and Sonja pulling it away saying "No, not really".
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    I agree with the others on wondering what possessed the producers to put Cindy into the show - what a bore.
    Yeah-she does not make good tv. For the longest time I actually thought her name was Carrie. That is how well she sticks with me.
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    Re: The Real Housewives of New York

    Quote Originally Posted by maryhse View Post
    It's my understanding, on any TV shows, reality or otherwise, the destination is chosen and the production team then contacts the tourism board in the area chosen and says "how would you like your hotel, restaurant, riad...whatever it may be, to be shown on TV with our cast of characters exclaiming over the beauty, fun and excitement of your establishments for free"...free national advertisement for the places shown and free trips for the network. There is a small percentage paid by the networks for these trips. You can be sure the housewives themselves pay nothing. The one "hosting" is based on what storyline they have going on.

    If these women didn't go on "trips of a lifetime", go to fancy parties where they act inappropriate, fight and act nuts no one would watch. Who really wants to see an average housewife going to a 9 to 5 job, cleaning, doing laundry, grocery shopping, cooking meals, and driving kids around, then falling into bed exhausted at the end of the day? That's my life and it's boring!
    Omigod, you just described my life! Still laughing!
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    Re: The Real Housewives of New York

    I also loved some of those caftans...just loved Sonja's...it was sooo pretty....I WANT!!!

    And as much as I hate to say it....LuAnn's was gorgeous and looked beautiful on her....uurrgghh....there...I said it...I gave her a compliment. That was very hard to admit!

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    I loved it when that camel started doing that bucking-dance and LuAnn was rocking back an forth. I laughed until I cried!
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