We need to remember that the rich (heck in this case wealthy) are really different from us. While I agree that it does seem silly she needs to get new china before she entertains again. I can see Rosario now...that MC...when is she getting some new china :) We must recognize that their level of entertainment is probably A LOT DIFFERENT from how most of us entertain.
One of my older sorority sisters had us over for a pot luck dinner/meeting..and I tell you that was the first time in my life that I had used real china/silverware for a meeting at a contemporary's house. Yes..for formal dinners, balls, work events, etc...I used them...but at an everyday house! It changed my life forever. I had a Christmas party and all my friends were impressed by the real china that I used. I am not saying that I have enteratined in the past with paper plates, etc...but you get the point.