Oh Laura Govan, please try to do everything you can to stay slightly relevant in light of the rumored cancelation of Basketball Wives: LA. The former reality star is posing for a photo shoot where she sets a wedding dress on fire in a symbolic protest regarding society's views on single women being less important than married women. Ohhhh, deep!
Of course, Laura is engaged to NBA player Gilbert Arenas who is the father of her four children, so she's kind of straddling the fence between single and married while trying to raise awareness about how flammable satin is women's roles.
He and partner Peta Murgatroyd competed for eight weeks on the show, but Monday they found themselves at the bottom of the leader board thanks to a measly 42 out of possible 60 points for his dancing. It's all good though, because now Sean will have more time to spend with the girl he will spend the rest of his life with his fiance Catherine Giudici.
It's a boy (although we already knew that)! The stork has officially visited everyone's favorite genteel Southern attorney with the booty of a donkey. That's right! Phaedra Parks of Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta has given birth to a bouncing baby boy.
After sharing their pregnancy joy back in December, Phaedra and husband Apollo Nida welcomed their second child this afternoon in Atlanta, and both the reality star and the new addition are doing great!
It's a hard life when you're Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'Kyle Richards. Doing a reality show for Bravo isn't easy, and being put in the middle of your friends' drama (when you've never wanted to be in the center of it–EVER) makes things difficult.
Thankfully, Kyle has learned to cope with her feelings by talking to any media outlet that will listen. For Kyle, the reunion was especially contentious…one might even call it "torture." Well, Kyle calls it torture, so there's that. Woe is Splits!
The executive producer of Dance Moms, Jeff Collins, is back to host the crazy tell-all that is the Dance Moms Season 3 reunion. Bless him. He thinks he can wrangle in Abby Lee Miller and the drama fueled moms who trust Abby to teach their daughters. He looks heavily medicated…as he should be for the task. It's part one of two-part reunion, y'all!
A hoarse Abby is first to join Jeff on stage. Does she ever have a voice? Jeff brings up some of her more memorable altercations this season…like when she was yelled at by a Candy Apple dance dad and got into it with Kathy. Abby is quick to remind Jeff that she was "verbally assaulted" by said dance dad and "physically assaulted" by Kathy. Semantics? Eh, it's a tough call. He wants to do word association, and Abby is quick to call Kelly "foolish" and Christi "evil." Melissa is "sly like a fox" while Kathy's purse (the one from the aforementioned assault) is "heavy, sharp, hurtful" among other things. In the green room, the moms play their own game.
When questioned about Melissa's new loyalty to the mothers this season, Abby cites disappointment in Melissa putting her need to be accepted above her daughters' success. Melissa joins Abby on stage to talk about her wedding. She admits that she wanted the ceremony filmed for the show, but she respected her husband's wishes to keep their day private. As the audience asks questions, the other moms are reacting backstage. Even the reunion is scripted! Geez Louise!
So apparently I wasn't the only one watching Bravo's newest reality show Newlyweds: The First Year. I had 999,999 of my closest friends watching with me…give or take a few!
The series, which follows four couples through their first year of marriage, premiered on Monday night with three of the four pairs saying their "I dos" in lavish ceremonies. The show promises to document the ups and downs of family, finances, sex, and the major adjustment that is the first year of marriage.
Money. Communication. Sex. The first year of marriage faces multiple difficulties…and I'm guessing that having your life filmed during those initial 365 days isn't going to make things easier. Bravo is now banking on the fact that half of all marriages end in divorce, and the network is following four couples as they face the ups and downs of the first year of marriage. I think I'm going to really like watching Newlyweds: The First Year!
Tina Sugandh and Tarz Ludwigsen are preparing for their wedding. She's an Indian pop star, and he's a dude named David who is always covered in glitter thanks to Tina's obsession with all things shiny. Tarz is an unfortunate nickname. The pair has been together for four years, and Tina never expected to marry a man who wasn't Indian. Early in their relationship, the couple had intense sexual chemistry, but now it's just eh. Tina's willing to power through on the wedding night so they can start a family right away, although Tarz would like to wait a while.
Kathryn Bougadis suffered lots of heartbreak before meeting John Lagoudes. She's giving up her career and home in Manhattan to move in with John in Long Island. The couple met when John spilled a drink on Kathryn at a restaurant, and they were engaged six months later. Many of their friends think that they are moving too quickly, and John has a hard time giving up space in his closet for Kathryn. Before John met Kathryn, he was engaged to a woman he'd been with for seven years. He broke off the engagement four times before it finally stuck.
OhLove & Hip Hop Atlanta, you know how to make even a family meal a drama fueled brawl! Last night was an endless hour of craziness and candle tossing. Let's get to it, shall we?
Karlie Redd makes her first appearance of the season, and Rasheeda Frost and Tracey Steel come join her in the studio. The three women are anti-K. Michelle for talking smack about them in songs and on social media. Karlie hopes to enlist her friend to join her in a diss song, but Rasheeda doesn't to waste her voice on the rivalry. She'll definitely think consider it though.
Erica Dixon is getting dinner ready for Lil' Scrappy, and he's telling her about Momma Dee's ambush with Shay. Erica is not happy with this turn of events. She thinks it's incredibly disrespectful for Shay to keep sharing her feelings for Scrappy knowing full well he's engaged. Scrappy and Erica think that Momma Dee needs a sit down. He seems to be a much more devoted partner to Erica this season, although VH1 really needs to consider bringing back his subtitles.