She's brash and loud and skinny and quite the alcohol mogul. Whether you're her biggest fan or she's the reality star you love to hate, everyone seems to have an opinion on Bethenny Frankel.
The former Real Housewives of New York star has made a name for herself with spin-offs, cocktails, and a daytime talk show. She has a cult like following and an equally large number of people who can't stand to hear her voice. However, you can't deny that her sharp wit and acidic tongue can be downright hilarious.
It seems that Kody Brown has gotten some sort of hairstyle/hairdo/haircut situation since last week's Sister Wives premiere. His bowl-cut/mullet hybrid seems more tame. Is he not watching these old home videos of himself that we're forced to watch? He's actually not bad looking with shorter hair. I don't know if I'll ever get over his mane situation. Kody drones on and on about how many polygamists don't raise their children in such a public manner due to the stigma of the lifestyle. Of course Kody wants to be front and center with each of his bazillion kids so they realize how strong the family bond is.
Kody and his wives are heading to the high school for a parent(s)-teacher conference. Oddly enough, they opt for the mini-van instead of Kody's convertible. Strange. The first meeting is with Mariah's Spanish teacher. Mariah reminds us that she was inducted into the National Honor Society…last episode year. A little editing problem there, TLC? That would explain Kody's haircut. Anyhoo, the Spanish teacher is meeting with three of the kids moms. It's funny watching the wives pretend like they understand Spanish. Christine thinks that Senora Hess is hot. She would totally learn Spanish from her…and there is next season's story line–recruiting Senora Hess as the next wife.
Next, the women meet with the P.E. teacher. While she's only teaching Aspyn this year, she had many of the daughters last year. Aspyn likes to skip P.E. a lot, but she's making up the work to increase her grade. Christine allows Aspyn to skip school a lot because she's such a good student. That's good…it's totally like that in the work force too, so kudos to you Christine for preparing her for real life. Meri admits that Mariah often tries to skip citing Chistine's lax nature with Aspyn, but Meri won't stand for it. However, like Mariah, Aspyn also wants to be in a plural marriage like her parents.
You can't not love Mama Elsa. Or maybe you can. I will say she's given me several moments of pause this season. I like to think that the celebrity has just gone to her head, and who can blame her for that?
I will say that Real Housewives of Miami has come back in a way no one anticipated. Sure, the series started out as an awkward cooking show that morphed into a housewives favorite, but I'm still shocked. I just can't believe that these women have become such a popular reality staple. Yes, I love them, but I'm also really proud. I feel they've come a long way. Mama Elsa totally forged this franchise.
Now there is speculation that said mystery brunette could be a new cast member. Her name is Lydia Stirling McLaughlin, and she's a thirty-one-year-old heiress, business woman, and mother of two with ties to both Heather Dubrow and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'Lisa Vanderpump.
I hope all of our U.S. readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends, and I hope that you're all recovering from your food comas better than this girl. Good gracious! I'm still uncomfortably stuffed (but happy!) from a giant delicious meal with twenty-five of my favorite chosen family, and I'm thankful that Evelyn Lozada never fails to make me giggle…when she's not throwing wine bottles. Bless her heart. Seriously. Bless it.
The Basketball Wives star loves being controversial (and violent), but she's also a bit of a narcissist (understatement) which leads to countless funny stories about the high regard in which she holds herself. This time around, Evelyn is patting herself on the back for being the subject of one of pop superstar Rihanna's latest songs. I'll let you stop laughing before I continue. Maybe it's not totally inconceivable, given that the pair does know each other, but I still think it's a stretch.
Kim Kardashian has a new fan. Don't worry…it's not me! The reality maven recently came under fire for a series of tweets about the discord in the Middle East. While I think that the backlash Kim received for trying to be nice (even I have to face the fact that she was being genuine…and that's hard to admit), she is at least finding solace in the comments of fellow (less famous) reality stars. Riding coattails much, Shahs of Sunset?
Reza Farahan, the openly gay and amazing breakout star of Bravo's latest hit, is coming to Kimmie Kakes aid in light of her attempt at international diplomacy. After getting death threats for her Israel and Palestine tweets, Kim is planning a goodwill trip to Kuwait and Bahrain. She heard they have awesome nightclubs. Reza thinks her Middle Eastern promotional tour is the greatest idea ever. Seriously, dude, you need to play it a bit cooler. After all, your show has already had a successful season with another on the way. No need to salivate over Kim like you don't know what it's like to be slightly famous.
Uh oh. Poor Real Housewives of Miami newbie. I love the totally plastic Lisa Hochstein, but she's going to have Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen after her screaming trademark infringement….mainly because they have nothing better to do and desperately need to remain relevant. I kid, I kid. If anything, Lisa is boosting Silex's t-shirt sales. The uber-enhanced housewife is sharing her insight on the most recent episode of RHOM, and I have to say, it's both spot on and hilarious. It's why I adore Lisa–at first glance, you expect nothing under those injections but a ditzy airhead, but she's actually extremely down-to-earth and objective (except when she's bathing her dogs, of course).
Taking to her Bravo blog, Lisa dishes on the fashion show drama that had Marysol Patton literally running away from the teetering and towering drag queen Elaine Lancaster. Stealing the words right out of Silex's mouth, Lisa writes, “It was the wrong time, wrong place, wrong attitude. She looked like a thug in a cocktail dress," adding, “I understand Elaine was angry, but the pointing, tone of voice and chasing made the guests uncomfortable. Although Elaine is dressed as a woman, she/he is still a man.”
Love and light, readers, love and light. What do you do when one of the housewives franchises has become beyond toxic? Well, if we're talking about Real Housewives of New Jersey, you'd bring back the most controversial woman ever…prostitution whoreDanielle Staub.
The former stripper, singer, stage mom, perpetual victim, and employer of personal security is set to return in the upcoming season to set the record straight about all the drama she was reportedly stirring up behind the scenes with Melissa Gorga about the table-flipping Teresa Giudice. Now, I am terrified of Danielle. I wouldn't want to meet her or her "friend" Danny in any sort of dark alley situation, that's for sure. However, this new twist could be very interesting.
Will Danielle side with the one woman who hated her the most in an epic effort to take down a shiny sister-in-law? Will Danny return to intimidate Poison Gorga while plotting to bring an end to the Manzos and their blk water? Can we get Ashlee Holmes back for an episode or two to rip out more of Danielle's weave? Oh, the possibilities are endless.