Here's a question for you…given the opportunity, would you rather spend a day with the peeps from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, engaging in their small town (and often gross) shenanigans or spend a week with those Kardashian Jenners, traveling to promotional gigs around the world and being treated to overpriced tiny rapper inspired wardrobes? I'll give you my answer later in this post.
The truth is, both families have their fair share of haters and media backlash, but they couldn't be more different. One group is constantly looking to increase its visibility and find more lucrative gigs, while the other dynamic happened to feed their five-year-old pixie sticks and enter her in pageants. Now, I am NOT condoning amping up a child on sugar and go-go juice so she can twirl around stage in a dress that costs more than your monthly income; however, one crew seeks out fame at every turn, and the other is dealing with the effects of having notoriety fall in their laps. It's not the same, I don't care how you spin it!
You know, there is something genuinely entertaining about former Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin. Seriously. I don't think she intends to be entertaining in the hilarious and ridiculous way in which I find her, but it's fun stuff nonetheless!
Not one to shy away from the spotlight, Jill has managed to extend her fifteen minutes into several hours, which is, in and of itself, rather impressive. One minutes she's dying to get back on the Bravo show that hired her, the next she's scoffing at the idea of reality television. Oh Jill, you are such a fickle filly, and I love it!
I have, what I consider, to be bittersweet news. One of my favorites is quittingReal Housewives of New Jersey. I realize I'm likely in the minority, but I have a soft-spot for most of the Manzos. Sure I didn't like when Caroline Manzo got all bitter for an entire season (I was fearful someone was going to awaken to a horse head in their bed), but I do think she is sick of the toxicity and drama…even if she was a participant.
Even though it can certainly be argued that Caroline's children are overly coddled, I still think Albie and Chris are good guys. A friend of mine grew up with Albie, and he has nothing but nice things to say about their family. Of course, without the Manzo boys, there would be no Greg Bennett. Greggy is by far my favorite Manzo by association…and now he's leaving.
Greg is heading to the West Coast at the end of this month to make his home in San Francisco. Sadly (for me), this means he will no longer be appearing on RHONJ, but I'm hoping that he gets some screen time when he comes back to visit!
Breaking news, y'all! Some of the things we see on VH1's Love & Hip Hop franchise aren't actually true! Yes, that's right! Relationships, fights, and drama are faked for the sake of entertainment. I know, I know. I couldn't believe it either. I'll give you a moment to deal with this shocker…
There are some major rumors swirling around the original Love & Hip Hop, as well as Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. My initial guess was that Joseline was actually a Julliard trained actress who graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, but I was a tad off base. Still, it's good gossip, nonetheless! We'll start with the tame and move along to some really juicy deets which involve the Ericas from both series. Read on!
We all know that Teen Mom 2'sJenelle Evans goes through boyfriends like tissues…and then she recycles them. I likely couldn't put together a timeline of her paramours if my life depended on it.
Of course, each of her past loves/fiances/husbands/boyfriends all want their fifteen plus minutes of fame, and it appears that Jace's father Andrew Lewis is no exception. Also trying to extend his notoriety is Jenelle's soon-to-be-ex-husband Courtland Rogers, although he's going about it in a way that will likely wind him up in jail. Oh gracious! Will these guys (and Jenelle, for that matter) ever learn?
Remember how just the other day I was writing about a source saying Khloe Kardashian Odom was getting axed from the X Factor (even after a professional hosting expert called her "awkward")? If so, do you also recall yesterday when Kim Kardashian promised to be more private going forward? Well, guess what? Apparently neither of those things are happening!
Of course, with "sources" and "insiders" you can never be too sure which side of the story is true. However, Kim flat out told a magazine that she wanted to keep more things to herself…perhaps she was only referring to things that pertain to herself. Obviously, she's more than happy to talk all about her family members' business!
Last night's Dance Moms was a lesson in opposites. For once, Abby Lee Miller was in a (dare I say?) nice mood. She kept her criticism to a minimum and was full of compliments for the girls. However, former besties Kelly and Christi caused tension wherever they went and end up at each other's throats. Was it a full moon?
The episode begins as the dancers and moms convene at the studio, and the women are all wondering about Christi and Chloe's status with ALDS. Kelly still hasn't heard from her friend, although Christi has briefly spoken to Holly. The mother-daughter duo arrive, and the girls are elated to see their friend. Abby refuses to speak to Christi, but Christi still manages an apology and admits that she's made peace with the competition's director to smooth things over on Abby's behalf.
Abby is very disappointed in the girls' showing at the recent competition, and she rips Cathy to shreds. Holly maintains that Abby was insensitive to Nia's health issues, but Abby doesn't want to hear it. Nia is at the bottom of the pyramid, as is Paige for not getting to dance thanks to Holly's outburst. Kendall joins her friends because she didn't place in her solo. MacKenzie and Brooke are on the middle rung, and both gain Abby's praise. Maddie is back on top again for winning with her solo. This week, the girls will be dancing in Florida. Everyone is permitted to dance in the group routine entitled "Money is the Root of All Evil." The costumes will be green and made out of real money. What? Maddie and Brooke both receive solos.
Just in case you were wondering, Basketball Wives' volatile star Evelyn Lozada still enjoys talking to the media. I realize it's been a few weeks, so you were likely worried that she'd fallen off the face of the earth. Fear not, she's still here, and she's got a lot to say.
Evelyn dishes on her desire for a husband and more kids, her complicated relationship with former spouse Chad Johnson Ochocinco Johnson, and all of her latest business ventures. While she's clearly super busy, Evelyn still has time to say "Cheerio" to her fans across the pond while attending London Fashion Week. Hey, it's beats throwing wine bottles at people, right?