The Berkshires Queen Reigns For A Night
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The Berkshires Queen Reigns For A Night

In reality, it may be contested who the most famous woman in The Berkshires is, but on reality TV — and according to the millions of reality TV viewers — there is no contest. You say “The Berkshires,” and most of America will say, “Where Dorinda lives.”

When Dorinda Medley joined the cast of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City,” a glossy, fizzy, and often out-of-control peak into the expensive lives of the city’s charity circuit Champagne-drinkers, the Berkshires native brought the countryside to the masses. Blue Stone Manor, her abode in Great Barrington, Mass., became the weekend trip setting for some of the show’s most disastrous dinner parties and clamorous, Cabernet-fueled confrontations — in other words, television gold.

Medley, a fan-favorite known for her wit and one-liners turned internet catchphrases — including replying to “Sex and The City” author Candace Bushnell’s banal greeting by saying she was doing “Not well, bitch!” — is taking the stage at Tanglewood, in Lenox, Mass., on Thursday, June 22. She’ll join host Peter Sagal and scorekeeper Bill Kurtisfor in NPR’s humorous and educational quiz show “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” for a live tapping in The Koussevitzky Music Shed. “Wait Wait” has always been a popular event in The Berkshires, so where else would Dorinda be?

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