'RHONY': Luann de Lesseps regrets blocking Dorinda Medley from attending the clam bake (Exclusive)

Luann de Lesseps regrets not letting Dorinda Medley attend Barbara Kavovit's clam bake on "The Real Housewives of New York" this season.

While the cast was in the Hamptons to kick off the current eleventh season of the Bravo hit, Barbara hosted a get together at her home, but Luann urged her to disinvite Dorinda from the party -- unless she agreed to call Luann to clear the air about their drama dating back to a comment made during the cast's Colombia trip and Luann's cabaret show last season. Because she refused to do so, she wasn't allowed to attend the Hamptons soirée.

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During an exclusive sit-down with AOL's Gibson Johns backstage before her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City over the weekend, Luann revealed that she regrets not allowing her longtime pal to come to the party with the rest of the cast.

"In retrospect, I think it would’ve been a good idea to have Dorinda come," she told AOL. "I kind of feel bad about that. She is sincere, and I know that she does miss me. I felt the same way, but I was just still hurt. In retrospect, I wish I had more of an open mind to it."

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Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
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Luann has been on the up and up since checking out of rehab for a second time last year, performing countless sold-out dates of her #CountessAndFriends cabaret show around the country. Though the general gist of the show remains the same, the original "RHONY" cast member recognizes the importance of changing up her set and list of guest stars as fervent fans continue to come back for more.

"It’s a fun show, it’s a good time, it’s old school entertainment. As [comedian] Murray Hill would say, it’s show biz. You know what I mean?" Luann said with a smile. "It’s also kind of the 'Housewives' show, obviously, and it's about seeing me live, cabaret, show biz and Carol Burnett all wrapped into one. I have different guests, and I keep the show fresh by singing different songs and [new entries from] my diary, because I want people to see different shows when they come back."

Returning to the Borgata also has a special significance for the reality star, who filmed the music video for her second single, "Chic C'est La Vie," at the iconic hotel and casino.

"The Borgata is a great venue. I’ve played it before, and we had free rein of this place when I filmed my music video for 'Chic,'" Luann said. "We were running around here and had the best time. It has a lot of great memories for me, and it just feels like home. It feels very special to be back."

The making of that music video, in particular, provides incredible memories for the "Money Can't Buy You Class" singer, who filmed it alongside then-co-stars Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon.

"That prance through the lobby, I think we did that at least 15 times," Luann recalled of the video shoot. "Jill was like, 'I can’t really be a model! I’m not a model!' And Kelly was like, 'Just do it this way, Jill!' And Jill was flipping out because she wanted it to be perfect. That’s one of the things I remember the most."

 

 

"I also actually remember being really hot by the pool in those bathrobes, because it was like a steaming day, trying to keep our makeup on and having to get into that car for sunset," she went on. "The director was like, 'Get in the car! We’re going to lose the sun!' And, if you notice, in the music video, it’s perfection. It’s perfection. We got it, and it was a great time."

"The Real Housewives of New York City" airs on Bravo on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Dorinda Medley arrives at Gabrielle's Angel Foundation's Angel Ball 2017 at Cipriani Wall Street on October 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation For Cancer Research )
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Episode 14159 -- Pictured: (l-r) Dorinda Medley, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, Andy Cohen, Melissa Gorga, Shannon Beador -- (Photo by: Paul Zimmerman/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: TV personality Dorinda Medley visits the SiriusXM Studios on September 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Episode 14159 -- Pictured: Dorinda Medley -- (Photo by: Paul Zimmerman/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Dorinda Medley, Martha Stewart and Hilarie Burton attend the Meredith Corporations Second Annual BrandFront Presentation at Cedar Lake on September 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Meredith Corporation)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Dorinda Medley attends OK! Magazine's Fall Fashion Week 2017 Event at Hudson Hotel on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images,)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Dorinda Medley attends Josh McBride's 30th birthday celebration on September 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by CJ Rivera/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Dorinda Medley attends Saks Fifth Avenue celebrates New York Fashion Week at Saks Fifth Avenue on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Sarah Paulson and Dorinda Medley -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: TV personalities from 'Real Housewives of New York' Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan visit 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on August 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 02: Dorinda Medley and John Mahdessian attend Christmas in August with NEST Fragrances on August 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Real Housewife of New York cast member Dorinda Medley attends the DailyMail.com NYC Boat Party hosted by Swish Beverages for White Girl Rose on July 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for DailyMail.com)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Tinsley Mortimer, Carole Radziwill, Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer, Dorinda Medley, Luann D'Agostino, Sonja Morgan -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Dorinda Medley -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) TV personality from 'The Real Housewives of New York', Dorinda Medley visits the SiriusXM Studios on May 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Lucia Hwong Gordon, Dorinda Medley, Dottie Herman, Shiela Rosenblum, Carolyn Maloney, Jean Shafiroff and Carole Crist attend the Kentucky Derby Party New York City at Le Cirque on May 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Dorinda Medley and John Oliver -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: John Mahdessian and Dorinda Medley attend American Friends of Soroka Medical Center Annual Gala at The Pierre Hotel on April 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Dorinda Medley attends 'The Real Housewives Of New York City' Season 9 Premiere Party at The Attic Rooftop Lounge on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Dorinda Medley (L) and Ramona Singer of The Real Housewives of New York visit SiriusXM Studios on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: John Mahdessian, Dorinda Medley and Dr John Mesa attend the Tahor Group Presents Inbal Dror and Madame Paulette at Madame Paulette on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY -- 'Thank You and Good Night' Episode 919 -- Pictured: (l-r) Dorinda Medley, Carole Radziwill -- (Photo by: Heidi Gutman/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Dorinda Medley, Hannah Danger Lynch and Danni Benson attend the Nicole Miller Fall 2017 collection during New York Fashion Week at The Gallery at Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Owen Hoffmann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Dorinda Medley attends the Nicole Miller collection Front Row during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 2, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images For New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Hannah Lynch and Dorinda Medley attend ELLE, E!and IMG Host New York Fashion Week February 2017 Kick-Off Event on February 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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