Nothing like the scent of fresh-washed laundry! What’s better than to have your mom do your laundry for you – at the age of 28, no less? This week’s episode of Manzo’d with Children starts with Caroline Manzotending to her cubs’ (aka Albie and Chris) clothes-folding duties and chatting it up with her hubby Al Manzo. Al thinks the boys will be staying with them for 6 months – MAX! The fact that Caroline is even folding their laundry is code for her never wanting them to leave, IMO. Suddenly, a black tank top, ahem, a black female tank top, is found amongst the basketball mesh shorts and boxers. Caroline wants to barf at the sight of it, but is going to wait for the owner to claim it before she raises hell trying to figure out where it came from. Hint: Albie has a girlfriend. But man, wouldn’t it be kinda fun to meet Chris’ girlfriends once in awhile?
Instead of allowing the moment to be a fashion nightmare, Yolanda and Lisa posed together and laughed the whole thing off. Or perhaps they planned the matching gowns ahead of time? Anything’s possible with these ladies.
Here’s a happy update for you! Kenya Mooreis finally making good on that promise to donate $20,000 to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation! According to a new report she’s making an appearance on October 17th – with Real Housewives of Atlanta cameras in tow, of course – and finally donating the cash. Better late than never!
Kenya shared, “A lot of these kids now, because this city is bankrupt, they are just not getting the opportunities. How do you expect them to excel when they can’t get a book they need for class, let alone a computer? I think right now it’s a dire situation for Detroit. I wish I could give more of my money to DPS. Clearly, $20,000 is not going to solve the problem, (but) hopefully it will help.”
Andy starts right off with Teresa’s claims in court that the show is fake. “In court papers you claim that The Real Housewives of New Jersey is scripted. ‘It is little more than a work of fiction engineered by Bravo TV through scripted lines and clever editing.’ What did you mean by that?” Teresa responds, “Meaning that there are editors on the show and our producers”, Andy cuts her off “were you told to flip the table?” Teresa says “no flipping the table I did.” Andy asks if she was told to fight with Melissa or Joe Gorga. “My family coming on the show, you know Andy, I didn’t know they were coming on the show.” Andy says “you didn’t want them on the show,” Teresa jumps in “not that I didn’t want them on the show, they never told me they were coming on the show.” Andy tries to end it with “we’ve had this discussion many times, ya ya ya.” Teresa says “When my family came on, I didn’t like the way I was portrayed. I was the villain, I was this mean person. People would come up to me and they’re like ‘oh my God you’re so nice’ and I’m like ‘what do you mean?’ and they’re like ‘you come off so mean on the show.”
Rumors have been swirling for months that Bravo is desperately trying to woo Bethenny Frankel back to The Real Housewives of New York. Bethenny admitted that she and Andy Cohen ARE working on projects together, but hasn’t confirmed if one of them is the reality show that made her famous. Fans of the show have been equally divided over her possible return, but one cast member spoke out to say she’d be thrilled to have Bethenny back on the show: Sonja Morgan.
Sonja dished with her good friend Tom Murro, sharing that Bethenny coming back on board would be cool with her. “I heard the rumors the Bethenny could be considering coming back. Would be a breath of fresh air.” Sonja throws a little dig at her co-stars, “I could use a good sense of humor in the bunch!”
Welcome Back Manzos!!! It’s a full house this time around on Manzo’d With Children as Albie Manzo and Chris Manzo have moved back home to save money to start their own business (another business? what about the bar? what about BLK water?). I’m curious how much money they actually save by living at home. You take away rent and utilities and groceries that definitely helps. However, I imagine they are still going out to bars, restaurants and shopping – which is where most of my income went at that age anyway. The key to saving money is actually making money (I’m assuming the Bravo salaries are plentiful) and so far every scene has been the boys lounging around at home like it’s summer vacation. Maybe the cameras are just capturing the weekends – but do these guys have any job right now??? Even if they are earning money from BLK or the restaurant on the side – that still requires doing some work. This Manzo business idealism throws me for a loop. Wanting your children to be their own boss in their early 20s might not be the best idea, Caroline Manzo. There is something to be said for busting your butt for a company, learning all the ropes and then maybe after 5-10 years you can be confident enough to do it independently. I have a feeling moving home had more to do with the show than saving for their “business ventures”. Sorry, I had to rant on this topic, it irks me to no end.