If y'all are anything like me, you are still reeling from the first installment of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion. Even though it was essentially four against one with Andy Cohen sitting there like a mannequin, I have totally switched gears. I may be the only person who now has no sympathy for Teresa Giudice. I mean, take some responsibility! Geez. I am getting hives just thinking about it.
However, there were some positives surrounding the reunion. What are those, you may ask? Just some narcotics and sky-high ratings, of course!
Wow. Give a girl a sitcom with actual accomplished actors who have been honing their craft for years and she will totally forget from where she came. Here's a quick reminder–NeNe Leakes, you are from a Bravo reality show in Atlanta! You may want to start practicing that humility that your real television star cast mates (you know, the ones who don't do reality television) have always shown.
NeNe has been talking a lot lately about how she may be finished with Real Housewives of Atlanta sooner rather than later so people will consider her to be a legitimate actress who isn't best known for cattiness and girl fights. I have a crazy, out-there plan. Don't be catty and instigate girl fights, and you'll probably do just fine!
Another Monday night, another episode where people have nothing better to do than meet for a) cocktails; b) lunch; c) breakfast; d) dinner; or e) all of the above. Are the VH1 producers actually asleep when they plan these episodes? Have they just totally given up completely? Oh well. Last night's Basketball Wives LA was more of the same, beginning with Wacky Jackie Christie's attempt at a make-up party.
Draya Michele and Malaysia Pargo are the first ladies to arrive for the soiree. Draya is a tad weirded out by the fact Jackie has framed pictures of the women all over the food table. It looks like a very fancy deli section at your local Harris Teeter. Take the stuff out of the plastic! It doesn't have to be served on a silver platter, but no one wants to see how much you spend on that egg salad! Laura Govan warily arrives second. Draya accuses Jackie of not trusting her to speak with Gloria Govan and calling Gloria herself. Gloria arrives with Brooke Bailey. Jackie shares that Draya is upset with her for calling Gloria, to which Gloria responds, if it weren't for Draya explaining the situation, she would have never come to Jackie's.
What happens when you take a show centered around a cooking club in Miami and splice and edit it into a housewives show? You get a boring season with a confusing dinner party in each episode. However, what happens when you revamp that season, let the ladies know to bring the drama, and replace some Basketball Wives with a supermodel and some successful surgically enhanced professionals? Amazingness…that's what. The only constant is Mama Elsa.
Real Housewives of Miami has certainly found its footing as a legitimate member of the Bravo franchise. These women (and their ginormous boobs!) certainly know how to bring the drama. Case in point? Joanna Krupa had a meltdown of epic proportions on the most recent episode, ruining the 10th anniversary party for her fiance's nightclub…all thanks to a cheating DJ. Now that's what I'm talking about, ladies!
It seems that almost everyday there's a little buzz about which city will be hosting the next round of Bravo insanity with its own set of overly catty, surgically enhanced, and Botoxed to the hilt drama queens…marriage license preferred but certainly not required.
While the Bravo cash cow has women fighting each other in franchises all over the country, one rumor has been consistent for a while. Could Bravo be heading to the homeland of Eden and Cruz (yeah, I went there!) to film the next installment? With the original Real Housewives of Orange County still bringing in the ratings andReal Housewives of Beverly Hills still bringing the most-talked about dramatics, wouldn't it make sense to go back to Cali for the next batch of crazy?
Giuliana and Bill Rancic's lives have been an open book even before they started documenting their marriage on their hit reality showGiuliana and Bill. She is a long time E! correspondent, and he is a past Apprentice winner and public speaker. Also, given that Giuliana considers the ultimate fame mongering reality persona to be her second mother, it's only natural everything she and her husband do involve a camera crew.
Giuliana shared her struggles with infertility with her fans, as well as her battle with breast cancer. However, when the couple's son was born via gestational surrogate, they didn't allow the cameras in to film the birth. Instead they opted to video the birth themselves so they could have it for their personal footage.
Melissa is speaking out about her time on the show, saying that while it ruined her family, she wouldn't change the experience. Of course she wouldn't. I am starting to wonder if any of these women isn't a total fame seeking mess. Holy heck, did Teresa just make Nicholas'autism about her??? I am going to get back to this post before I reach through my television. It's bad when these women are making Danielle Staub look sane. Okay, I'm back on track. I think. So, let's revisit Melissa talking about her time on the show, shall we?
If you had told me when Real Housewives of Atlanta started that NeNe Leakes would be the breakout star, I would totally have agreed with you. However, if you had told me she would segue her Bravo gig into a legitimate acting career, I would have pointed you in the direction of the nearest loony bin. Clearly, I was wrong.
NeNe is now commuting between Atlanta and Los Angeles where she is filming the NBC sitcom The New Normal. She's no longer screaming in Kim Zolciak's face. Instead she's trading jokes with The Ellen Barkin. So, it begs the question…will NeNe be a reality star or an actress? NeNe seems conflicted herself.