Last week on Manzo’d With Children, we left with Albie Manzo and Lauren Manzo fighting on the deck about her disapproval of Albie’s new girlfriend, Brittany. Albie stormed off and went crying to Caroline about how people need to just stay out of his business. Lauren (having no friends) calls her fiancé, Vito Scalia crying about how mean Ablie was to her. Caroline Manzo doesn’t want Albie and Lauren to fight and certainly doesn’t want either of them to not speak to each other ever again. So mama Manzo tells Albie to get over himself and tells Lauren she should have not called Albie a d%*k and a douche and to make peace otherwise they are all kicked out of the house (yeah right, Caroline).
This big blowout causes Albie to make a 911 call to Amber, his life coach, for a home visit STAT! Amber uses her jump to conclusion mat to discover that perhaps Caroline and Lauren are too involved in Albie’s life and their motivations are more about themselves than Albie’s well-being. Bingo. Well, hopefully Albie will be able to resolve this issue with Lauren in a civilized way.
Bethenny shared on her website, “Well, there has been a lot of speculation about my return to television and to Bravo in particular. Bravo and I have maintained an incredible partnership and relationship over the years, which is something I am very proud of and grateful for. It really is where it all began for me, and you can’t forget where you came from.”
Andy commented and asked Teresa Aprea if she felt bad about her scene with the “clink clink” karma diss, saying she took a lot of heat over it on Twitter for “kicking”Teresa Giudice when she’s down. Teresa A says she did feel bad and that the two of them are okay at the moment. “I did apologize. It came from a place of anger. It was mean, it was a little harsh. So, I did apologize and I did address the situation.” Teresa G sees the clip for the first time at the reunion and Teresa Aprea admits that Tre was pissed.
Season Two of My Five Wives is upon us and in full disclosure, this is my first season of watching this show. The only reference point I have about polygamy is HBO’s fictional Big Love and of course, the national news. So, here we go! A quick recap of Season 1 shows us Brady Williams and his struggles with his five wives (in order from first wife to 5th): Paulie, Robyn, Rosemary, Nonie and Rhonda.
It’s summer time at the compound (are we aloud to call their homestead that!?). Nonie wants another baby & is emotional over it “taking so long” to conceive. I guess 24 kids are just not cutting it. Brady claims he is fertile, so no worries in that department. Rosemary is glad to have more relaxed time with the kids, while Robyn has dreams of writing a book. Rhonda is nervous about the results of her next mammogram (she had a breast cancer scare last year). Paulie says things are great & is planning her 23rd wedding anniversary with Brady. As the first “empty nester” of the group, she reflects on how much time she has on her hands now. Don’t worry, Paulie! More kids are on the way via a uterus near you.
When I saw Starbucks’ new “Meet Me At Starbucks” campaign this week, it reminded me of the way I think of our community here at Reality Tea. It’s sort of our virtual Starbucks. We all fire up our phones and laptops and tablets and grab our morning coffee (or Passion Tango Iced Tea Lemonade in my case because summer is over and my beloved Blackberry Mojita is gone, gone, gone) and we hang out and dissect the day’s reality TV news, gossip, and latest episodes.
When I watched the video featuring all of these people from 28 countries coming together for a million reasons, it made me think how cool it would be if we could all REALLY meet up at Starbucks and chat in person and spill the tea together! But we’d have to bring along little signs with “up arrows” because we wouldn’t know how to interact without them! Then again, would they let us in? We can get a little fired up and rowdy around here….
*This is a sponsored post, but all babble, thoughts and opinions are entirely mine.
It has been no secret that Josh Altman and Heather have called off their wedding. For now. But on last night’s episode of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, seeing him try on his custom inscribed tuxedo, ‘to a beautiful beginning’ on the lapel and ‘I’m sold’ under the collar, gave me the sads. Fortunately, his brother Matt, in his Yolanda Foster approved Hermes belt, will be there to help him get through the tough times. And carry him professionally as well.
The Altman Brothers have a Big Fish to catch. Up for grabs is the majestic Dorothy Chandler estate in the Hancock Park section of Los Angeles. A major deal in Josh Altman’s career. At the same time, he is supposed to be planning his client-focused wedding extravaganza with Heather, who is none too pleased to be meeting with the florist on her own. Josh senses that things are going south with his fiancé when she hangs the phone up on him. And Heather never hangs up on him.
New Atlanta Housewife Claudia Jordan was red hot at the “Beyond The Lights” screening in Atlanta. Kim Richards grabbed food from Judy’s Deli, and Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles star James Harris hit up Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in West Hollywood.
Joe Giudice threatened to kick cameramen in the head on his way to court this morning if they didn’t get out of his way and it looks like one of them got a little too close. Juicy shoved the camera out of his way and it appears as if it hit the cameraman in the face and knocked his glasses off.
CBS reporter Dave Carlin shared the photo on Twitter, “EXCLUSIVE Reality TV’s #JoeGiudice roughed up a News photographer before taking a plea deal in Passaic Court. CBS 5pm.” He also says that Joe dropped an F bomb while the altercation went down.