I've got to hand it to Jason Hoppy. Y'all know that Bethenny Frankel never would have pegged him as the dude who would battle her at every turn of their divorce. He was so passive in their marriage, I figured he would have rolled over by now! While I'm not surprised that Jason is fighting for custody of the pair's daughter, I think Bethenny is floored that he's giving her a run for her money…literally.
It's her money Jason wants…at least to pay his attorney fees in this never ending divorce proceeding. As the two continue to face off in court over Brynn, their shared multi-million dollar home (as in, they are still both living there), and everything else under the sun, Jason is racking up the legal bills with his lawyer's work being estimated at $900 an hour. How do you get to be one of those people??
We love to snark here at Reality Tea (it's kind of our thing), but we would never wish ill on anyone no matter how much they annoy us or how vile they seem to be in their everyday lives as they're caught on camera. I have to say that I'll never condone Tami Roman's atrocious behavior on Basketball Wives, but I hated to learn that she was taken to the hospital Wednesday night after fainting. Thankfully, she's doing much better!
The reality star is busier than ever these days, reportedly starring in her own reality show Roman Empire and prepping to act along side Halle Berry in a new CBS drama produced by Steven Spielberg. Seriously, how did that happen? Do you think Halle Berry looked at her agent and was like, are you kidding me? And Spielberg? E.T.? Saving Private Ryan? Indian Jones? Anyway, I digress. I just find the pairings odd. #understatement. Where were we? Oh yes, Tami had a health scare.
What to do, what to do…it seems poor Kyle Richards has gotten herself into somewhat of pickle. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star turned on friend Lisa Vanderpump to align with former nemesis Brandi Glanville, and where does that leave her? Smack dab in the middle of some drama that Brandi is now attributing to Kyle's loose lips. Kaftan shouldn't be surprised to learn that Brandi is a loose cannon, right? Not only has Kyle now been accused of Calabashing Lisa and Todd's finances and past, but she can't catch a break from Carlton Gebbia. Perhaps it's time to split!
Taking to her Bravo blog to set the record straight, Kyle begins, "For last week's Reunion I didn't write a blog because I feel that the Reunion IS where we explain everything. It's also not to easy go back (almost a year now) and keep rehashing these issues while trying to move forward. However, a lot of you asked me to, so I'm going to address a couple of things from last week before I move on to this week…"
The duo has already taken Miami in one of the family's bazillion spin-offs, and if it isn't broke, why fix it? Kris Jenner is determined to shove her offspring down our throats in as many ways possible, and this time the folks of East Hampton will have to sacrifice their summer for some reality vapidness. Somewhere the Countess is rolling her eyes!
I love to see someone taking an inventory of all of their talents and then using them accordingly. You have to give NeNe Leakes credit where credit is due. Girlfriend knows how to capitalize on her fifteen forty-five minutes of fame with savvy business decisions and calculated risks. Remember that NeNe that used to fly off the handle with drama on the early seasons of Real Housewives of Atlanta? She's been replaced with a diva who knows that too much crazy is a bad thing, and instead she gives us gems like "close your legs to married men, WIG!"
She's a smart one, I tell you. Sure, the Neenster may feel that she's too good for the show that made her famous, but soon enough, she may not need it. She's built quite the little empire for herself given her humble beginnings as a stripper. NeNe's held some legitimate acting roles and maintained her presence in the reality realm with her own spin-off and a stint on Celebrity Apprentice. I almost forgot about her present gig on Dancing with the Stars! Now, her past is meeting her present. With the Neenster's newest endeavor, she gets to exercise her acting chops while presumably using some of the skills she perfected on the pole. Anyone going to Vegas anytime soon? If so, NeNe may have the show for you!
This is the season that doesn't end…yes, it goes on and on, my friend! Last night was yet another episode of Dance Moms in what is proving to be the most drawn out season in the history of the world. And I thought last season was long!
Abby Lee Miller is thrilled that her team is eleven for eleven this season, and she rocks the boat by including both Kalani and Peyton. She announces that she has finally replaced Brooke, Paige, and Kelly. Kalani's mom will be the new Kelly, while Kalani is the hybrid of the Hyland girls. Leslie goes crazy. Why is Peyton even here? She follows the rules! She's been trained by Abby since she started walking! What kind of witch would bring in her daughter only to make her an outcast? That's a rhetorical question, right?
We're two-thirds of the way through the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, so I think it's safe to say we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. We need to power through, people! Joyce Giraud is never going to see eye-to-eye with Brandi Glanville, and I have to agree with her assertion that Brandi's depression (and I have had people very, very close to me suffer from it, so I know it's nothing to take lightly) isn't a pass to treat people badly. Do I doubt that Brandi suffers from it? Absolutely not, but that isn't an excuse to be so hateful! Joyce also takes on Yolanda Foster and kind of disses Lady Gaga…that part I can't condone! 🙂
She begins her Bravo blog, "Hola Mis Amores! First of all: THANK YOU!!!! Thank you so much for voting for me as the Loveliest Locks. It was very sweet, and I'm so honored to have been chosen by all of you — as I do think all the ladies have amazing hair, especially my friend Kyle [Richards]. Your love and support through this journey has made everything worth it. In this portion of the reunion…"
Forget about a segue for last night's Southern Charm…let's just get started with the pregnancy drama, shall we? We pick up where we left off last week as a wasted Thomas Ravenel walks a sloppy Kathryn Dennis down Broad Street for more boozing. They flirt like middle schoolers as to whether they should purchase a pregnancy test. T-Rav questions whether Shep Rose could be the father, but Kathryn slurs that he was just a fling and goes in for the make-out. Thomas grabs ass before they head to the Rite-Aid for an EPT. I'm sure that the cab driver thinks he's being punked by Taxicab Confessions.
Back at his house, Thomas and Kathryn are plagued with test errors, which are actually more user error. A pouty Kathryn can't believe that T-Rav would be so irresponsible as to put her in a position to be pregnant (really girl?), but she gets more upset when he assures her that they may be in the clear. So, does she not want to be preggers or is this her dream? Thomas promises his entire family fortune to this potential unborn child.