The C(o)untess Is Forced To Eat Humble Pie

In today’s New York Times Style section, there’s a profile of LuAnn de Lesseps, the soon-to-be-former C(o)untess and star of “The Real Housewives Of New York City.” You see, she’s got a book, Class With the Countess, to promote, despite havoc in her personal life that makes the timing oh-so-awkward. A few weeks ago, news broke that Count de Lesseps — from whom LuAnn was already separated — had taken up with a sexy younger woman halfway across the world, and the twosome were headed for divorce. Bummer, sure, but embarrassing, too, as the news comes on the heels of LuAnn braying about the success of her marriage on “Real Housewives.” Oh, and she gives advice on seducing and hanging on to a man. You can skip that chapter, ladies! So, why did her advice fail her? “You can be doing all the right things,” she said. “But if your partner is not meeting you halfway, it’s not your fault.” Hmm, maybe he didn’t like that you called him by his first name and not “The Count.”

Gwyneth would give me a lashing for saying this, but I find the timing of LuAnn’s misfortune to be hilarious. After all, I hate her. The saddest part is that it’ll no longer be accurate to call her the C(o)untess. Otherwise, a little public embarrassment and discomfort is what this woman needs to wipe that smug, arrogant, elitist, classist, entitled smirk off her face. [NY Times]