Countess Luann of NYC 'Housewives' releases new single: Hear it and weep


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Sometimes one brash atrocity follows closely on the heels of another.

But Countess LuAnn of the NYC Real Housewives was kind enough to wait more than a year before unleashing her second single, “Chic, C’est La Vie,” on the world.

This comatose club thumper is an ode to the “money power and romance” that fill LuAnn de Lesseps’ waking hours. “Life is but a dream/When every day you’re living is featured on TV,” she asserts, but this music video itself indicates that perhaps her musical moments are best left undocumented by camera, tape recorder, or human ear. Watch it here:

Ripping into this tune is almost too easy, but I will say that if LuAnn wants to sing a simple song, next time she could bother to, you know, actually sing. Instead we find de Lesseps droning lyrics about the high life with all the enthusiasm of a Catholic reciting the Apostles’ Creed.

Keep an eye out in the video for fellow Real Housewives Jill Zarin and Kelly Killoren Bensimon (the others don’t appear in spite of her generous shout-outs).

By the way, in case you took a useful language in college like Spanish, it’s worth noting that the song’s French title roughly translates to “hey, look at me everybody!!” (Or if you want to get technical, “Fashionableness! That’s life.”)

What do you think of the video? Has the Countess outdone herself? Has she proven the message of her first single, “Money Can’t Buy You Class”? Or is she just tardy to the reality TV star music-making party?

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  • CountessOfSuburbia

    Tres Horrible!

  • Bethanny

    LuMann – this is just horrible!

    • Kevin

      Well she does sound like a drag queen throughout the video…

  • Silex

    EW thank you for not editting your comments like does. This morning over 500 comments were deleted because they said “mean tweeting” things about the ladies. Now there are barely 150 – pretty much all nice! Andy – let the people speak!

    • chandra Filson

      hey Silex i am with u,and if this is the real simon,keep on being u,an u can SING. U are entertaining,an this is the good old U.S. So dont let anyone keep u from commenting on what we all know is the truth!!!!

  • Rhonda

    It’s been interesting to watch Luann this season have her I’m a huge celeberity moment. She clearly thinks she’s a bigger deal than she really is. She’s been insufferable on the show.

  • iggy

    For the love of God, make it stop!!!!

  • Scott

    Better than that current Britney single, at least.

    • JohnT

      LuAnn is that you???

    • OMG

      Don’t you talk smack about Britney!

    • Backfat Betty

      Chris Croker voice: LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!!

  • Jo-Anne Margolin

    What might be cute at 25 years old is really pathetic at 45!!! So that’s what life’s all about for you Countess?

  • Mario

    It looks like Count LuMann is coming on to crybaby Jill!

  • Brian

    gotta love a good drag queen.

    • Sonia

      You are so right. It was the first thing that came to mind when I saw her.

    • Bobbeee

      Look at those man hands!

  • Dee Jones

    All these `ladies` are disgusting and pathetic. Ramona is case with those as LuAnn put it `crazy eyes`, Joan Jett/Chrissy Hyndes lookalike Cindy is a neurotic mess. Tukam Sam Jill is potentious mess. Kelly is just a mess, I mean for real!! Alex and that husband belong together cause no one else would want them.

  • Gail

    I fell over laughing at Iggy’s comment. It was spot on! This woman is a crass opportunist and I am truly amazed at her self-perception as a person of class. The classiest people I know don’t spend their waking hours reminding others of their status. Class speaks for itself and requires no trumpeting. Please, Luann. Go away now.

  • jackie


    A W F U L !


  • Buffy Freak

    So now we know money can’t buy you class OR talent.

  • Cantbetrue

    WHAT WAS THAT??? Rebecca Black’s Friday is better than this single!!

  • Beverley

    Someone seriously needs to smack this woman really hard and tell her to “SNAP OUT OF IT!” She cannot sing. She is no longer a countess and should not be referring to herself as one. She is not a 20 year old and should not be attempting to dress or act like a 20 year old. The only thing that she has ever said that is right is that “money can’t buy you class” and LuAnn is a perfect example of that. Loads of money, minimal amounts of class, decorum or talent.

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