“Are they or aren’t they” seems to be the question we’ve all been asking when it comes to Southern Charm’sThomas Ravenel and Kathryn Dennis. The couple has had quite the tumultuous relationship since they met on season one of the Bravo hit. The former politician and his much younger lady got together after a booze fueled hook-up, and their early start was plagued with mistrust when he learned she’d also had a fling with his best friend Whitney Sudler-Smith.
However, after a televised drunken pregnancy test, the wrap of the first season, and a beautiful baby girl, the duo seemed committed to making it work…until that crazy pool incident. When the sophomore season began, the premiere featured T-Rav and Kathryn living together at his Edisto Island plantation. Of course, rumors were already circulating that they had called it quits (yet again) before filming ended. This speculation seemed to be proven wrong when she appeared in the audience of Watch What Happens Live two weeks ago when Thomas was a guest in the clubhouse. Now, it appears their reconciliation was short lived…perhaps this latest break-up will be too!
Is Dr. Jeff the newest addition to the cast of Real Housewives of Atlanta? He certainly behaved the way any good newbie does on the show by complimenting the veterans and trying to navigate NeNe Leakes without looking like a total doormat, which, by the way, never works. I’d say he’s doing just fine. In a few more seasons, he may be at the same point as Kenya Moore. A man can dream, can’t he?
Initially her brand of cray confidence made her an outsider among the cast, but now Krayonce and her bullhorn have twirled into the inner circle of fabulousity. She’s found a loyal chum in Cynthia Bailey who once contractually obligated the Neenster into a friendship pact, and she’s open to finding love with a man who isn’t invisible or playing a role (well, I mean…can we confirm that?) with her recent stint on the Millionaire Matchmaker.
So remember years and year ago when Abby Lee Miller was just a teacher and Dance Moms was actually enjoyable to watch? Am I recalling it correctly, or have I clouded my memory with more positive thoughts in an effort to combat the negativity I have to watch now. It’s a total mind game. You know who else likes mind games? Sia. On last night’s episode, the world is finally introduced to this video. Many found it to be artistic, some found it to be highly inappropriate, but I was just happy to see Shia LeBeouf dancing around in a cage. People think he’s weird and controversial, but he’ll always be Louis Stevens to me. And now Louis Stevens is dancing around in a cage with Maddie the dirty wolf. What’s so wrong with that?
Maddie is excited about the video’s release, but she has a hard time explaining the concept to a confused Jill. Jill decides to just call it “artistic” and “open to interpretation” and be done with it. The other moms freak out when they learn that Kathy and her Candy Apples have assembled a brand new team of Abby’s “rejects” (Kira’s word, not mind), and they will be competing against the ALDC this week. Abby is livid, but she needs to focus on the pyramid. Kendall and Nia are on the bottom for not placing in their solos. JoJo, MacKenzie, and Kalani make up the second row for doing a wonderful job in their losing group number. Maddie maintains her place in the top spot. There will be no solos this week, as Abby wants to celebrate Maddie’s wonderful duet with Shia. She pairs Maddie with Kalani for one duet, and she pairs Kendall with JoJo for a Freaky Friday number. MacKenzie and Nia are partnered for a scary duet, which leads up to a murder in the group routine.
Y’all there’s a lot going on with the reality elite of Charleston. After last week’s episode, we were treated to a Thomas Ravenel debacle of single malt proportions on Watch What Happens Live, and then the political (once) hopeful took to social media to passive aggressively snark on co-star Cameran Eubanks while sharing his disdain for his involvement with the show. Don’t be so blue, T-Rav…you’re only two episodes in at this point! You’ve got this, buddy.
Last night’s Southern Charm begins with Cameran moving into her new office…in her mom Bonnie’s office space. Bonnie is still as poised and beautiful as she was twenty-five years ago when my mom signed me up for Millie Lewis so I’d know which fork to use at a dinner party. You know, what twelve-year-olds desire to learn! My mother is probably looking down on me and shaking her head as I pull out the Chinette and plastic ware for my guests (when I can convince people to come over!), and I hope Bonnie never learns of my disposable faux pas. Despite the fact that her new husband is a doctor, Cameran is determined to establish her own career. Across town, newbie Landon Clements greets Shepard “Shep” Rose who is helping her move to her new home on a sailboat. Landon reminds us again that despite her refined Georgia upbringing, she’s not your typical Southern belle. Her new abode, the “Miss Adventure,” is docked at the Charleston marina. She loves her friendship with Shep because it’s easy compared to the who’s who/what club is hot tonight scene of Los Angeles.
We’re drawing to the end of this season of Love & Hip Hop….after all, these folks need some time to recuperate from all their brawling and baby drama! Peter Gunz was back last night after a one episode hiatus (admit it, you missed him!), and he’s decided he’s definitely, one-hundred percent kind of maybe a little head over heels in love with Tara Wallace, um I mean Amina Buddafly. Does it really matter at this point. Peter really only seems to care for these ladies when they decide they’ve had enough of him. He’s decided to prove his feelings with a long overdue wedding ring for his once secret wife, and he’s enlisted bling expert Erica Mena to help him pick out the perfect bauble. Erica questions whether the ring is going to make everything better…shouldn’t he just try being loyal to one woman?
Rich Dollaz has decided to put all of his crazy lady drama on the back burner to do some shopping with pal Cisco. He relives his recent altercation with Jhonni, bragging that he knows when to leave before the chicks really lose it due to their extreme love for him. Cisco is glowing thanks to a new crush on Cyn. Rich reminds his friend about how they have been in beast mode in every major hip hop city–is Cisco ready to slow his roll? Cisco is ready to settle down, and he doesn’t want to let a good one get away. Rich is wary. Does his friend know how hard monogamy is? Cyn is also confused about the situation with Cisco, so she’s meeting Chrissy Monroe at the hair salon. Chrissy is sporting her finest Swiss Miss braids, and she’s clearly not getting her fake hair done at this place. Cyn is proud of the fact that her song is raising so much money for suicide awareness on the Internet, and both ladies think it was a tad creepy and inappropriate for her producer to express his love at that event. Plus, Cyn is starting things back up with her high school flame, so she needs to nip things in the bud with Cisco. Chrissy reveals that she’s finally met Chink’s father, but she’s concerned that Chink may still be cohabitating with his current wife when he’s not with her. She’s decided to surprise him with an apartment for the two of them, and we all know how much Chink loves Chrissy’s surprises!
We all remember that incredibly hard to watch limousine ride on the season finale of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills when Kim Richards accused her sister Kyle of stealing her house and then Kyle outed Kim as an alcoholic. It was so awkward, and we got round two on the latest episode in Kyle’s very, very brown new home. Seriously, it was a lot of brick!
After Kim once again accused Kyle of unfairly cheating her out of her portion of their mother’s Palm Desert home, Kyle decided it was time to defend herself. She explains some of the background on selling the house and updates viewers on where the sisters’ relationship currently stands. It doesn’t sound good.
The Kardashain/Jenner family is known for living their entire lives in front of the E!’s cameras for their reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and when they aren’t being filmed, they are supplementing their need for attention with a constant barrage of Instagram posts. I’d say Kim Kardashian is the worst offender of the bunch, but perhaps she’s just trying to make up for brother Rob’s absence on social media. She may want to rethink that…
Rob, the only male offspring of Kris Jenner, used to be a fixture in the reality realm like his sisters. He relished in his friendships with Lamar Odom and Scott Disick, and he was especially close to sister Khloe. However, after gaining a lot of weight and rumors of addiction, Rob decided to take a hiatus from reality and his family. He was notoriously absent from Kim’s over-the-top wedding to Kanye West, and she has been less than supportive of his struggles.
Southern Charm has returned, the weather is warm, it’s Friday. I’d say all is right with the world, wouldn’t you? Last week, the cast of my guiltiest pleasure made their way past the Mason-Dixon line to celebrate the second season’s premiere in the Big Apple. On hand to celebrate was everyone’s favorite politician turned felon turned lovable lush Lotharia turned new dad Thomas Ravenel. Joining him were co-stars Shepard “Shep” Rose and Whitney Sudler-Smith, along with newlywed Cameran Eubanks.
The southern socialites mingled with fans to toast the show’s sophomore season with–what else?–mint juleps while noshing on gourmet grits and ham. No warm white wine, mason jars, or sweltering swamp humidity for this fete! As usual, Cameran was hanging out as one of the guys. Cameran is the Taco Bell-loving unattainable (for these guys, at least!) beauty who doles out tough love and one-liners like it’s her job (which I guess it kind of is). Of course, now she’s unattainable in a whole new way. She’s no longer just out of these playboys’ league, Cameran’s a married woman. So, will we get to meet her new husband over the course of this season?