June 30th, 2011
12:03 PM ET
“Real Housewives of New York City's” Countess LuAnn de Lesseps’ latest single “Chic C’est La Vie” is getting plenty of attention, but perhaps for all the wrong reasons.
The reality TV star turned, um, singer has followed up her track “Money Can’t Buy You Class” with an ode to the glamorous life.
In a music video featuring her cast mates Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon, the Countess sings (if one could call it that), “Gold, diamonds, caviar, life is but a dream, when every day you’re living in is featured on TV.”
As Anderson Cooper points out, a lack of vocal talent did not stop de Lesseps, although he does add that “as far as bad singing Housewives go, she’s not as bad as Danielle ‘do not flip a table on me’ Staub.”
And in case you missed it, James Franco joined De Lesseps in what was apparently “music video release day” on Wednesday, as the clip for his single with Kalup Linzy “Rising” was unveiled. The song is from the upcoming EP “Turn it Up,” which, as NY Mag's Vulture notes, is coming out in a few weeks from an actual record label.
The song itself features Linzy’s vocals over a slow groove with Franco…in the video for a bit, it seems. The invisible art maker did tell Vulture that he wasn’t claiming the EP as his, adding that all he really does is “do some spoken word on it.”
If you’re curious, check out the video here.
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