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Jen Howell

It’s Jen Howell‘s world and we’re all just sailing through it! Or at least that’s what the worst stewardess in Below Deck history seems to believe!

Interactions between Jen and Kate Chastain are still strained after their ‘whore – no you’re the whore’ argument from last week. Jen doesn’t care though – she’s gonna be the best stew she can be (which means the worst stew Kate has ever seen) and she has a new ally in Kyle Dixon. Or so she thinks.

Phaedra Parks becomes a model

Phaedra Parks is a woman of many trades – from lawyering to funeral director, to aerobics instructor, and now that she’s an ex-Real Housewife, she’s reinventing herself again – this time as a model!

Phaedra has gotten a revenge body since leaving Real Housewives Of Atlanta and with that even phiner booty, she’s signed a contract with Wilhelmina Models to flaunt it. “I think I’m the face of ‘yes you can,'” triumphs Phaedra. “I have the opportunity to show people that beauty can come in every size, shade, color and age. It’s exciting and an adventure!”

Shannon Beador opens up about her divorce

The first part of the Real Housewives Of Orange County reunion was shockingly real as the ladies discussed broken marriages and motherhood. Shannon Beador finally stopped shrieking “WOOOOWWWWW! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! A VOW RENEWAL!” and quit convincing herself that David loves her. Which has always been the real joke. I mean, it’s been over for years – vow renewal and all –  but Shannon finally accepted it and moved out. Addendum: David finally kicked her out.

I mean it’s not like anyone believed this happy re-united love story of David and Shannon, although she certainly thought they were this inspiration to us all, but it’s still sad to see Shannon processing everything. Clearly she never saw it coming, which is the saddest thing of all.

The other hot topic was whether Jesus ate Lydia McLaughlin‘s brain, thus making her poisoned by a fear of drag queens. OK, it wasn’t quite that dramatic unless you’re Meghan Edmonds.

Kelly Dodd

This season, Kelly Dodd joined the ranks of Bravo’s unsurprising divorces. Kelly filed for divorce from Michael Dodd, her husband of 11 years, two months ago after viewers witnessed them fighting and trash talking each other for two seasons on Real Housewives Of Orange County.

Not even some sage advice about marriage and intimacy from Vicki Gunvalson could put MiKelly back together again! Imagine that… (sarcasm). What’s unique about Kelly’s situation, however, is that this is actually the second time she’s filed for divorce from Michael – and this time she hopes to see it through to the finish line. Kelly shares that they’re already working out a custody agreement for Jolie, 12.

Sheree Whitfield party planner drama

I’ll tell you what is about the most disappointing thing that could ever happen on a Real Housewives Of Atlanta episode – that I did not get to experience Sheree Whitfield Vs. Party Planner: The Resurrection. I was all excited for a revival of the infamous “Who gon’ check me boo?” moment (like basically my favorite real Housewives moment ever), and instead I got a lackluster mini-fit of Sheree tearing off her mic and acting like a normal person under stress. Let’s just call this what it is – unacceptable!

See, I depend on Sheree to act like, well, Sheree. Sheree of yore, that is. Like “Budget, what’s that?!” This new evolved, life-coached Sheree, who is essentially your average busy-body after an extra pumpkin spice latte and behaves strangely mature-ish (for her), is a real snooze.

Sheree's wig

Last season Sheree Whitfield finally got real about her marriage to Bob, and this season she continues to confront the painful reality of her ‘truth’ being exposed on Real Housewives Of Atlanta.

“My hope is through sharing this part of my life it can help empower others to face their past, learn from it, and heal from it,” says Sheree. “I want to continue to live in my truth and live my best life.”

D'Andra Simmons & LeeAnne Locken

I haven’t weighed in much on Real Housewives Of Dallas (too much going on with Real Housewives Of Orange County), but I have loved season 2 and my favorite is definitely D’Andra Simmons. I like how she calls out LeeAnne Locken in a direct and dignified way, and I enjoy how self-deprecating, silly, and sarcastic she comes across. Dare I say it but D’Andra seems like a Real Housewives unicorn – she’s REAL.

Anyway, following part 2 of the reunionD’Andra explains some of the contention that went on and continues to defend her friendship with LeeAnn.

On poor maligned LeeAnne being ‘brave’ enough to face Mark without Rich: “LeeAnne and I are similar; we’re used to facing the music alone. We know it’s better to just get the discussion over with instead of letting it drag out, even if it means jumping into a pool of piranhas that are craving us for dinner!” says D’andra. “LeeAnne was the bigger person for coming back, especially when she knew she was going to be the target.”

Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Season 8 Premieres December 19th – Teddi Mellencamp Confirmed As New Housewife!

OH, goody goody GOODY! My beloved Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills will soon be returning! All I want for Christmas is some Lisa Vanderpump, y’all! And just in time, season 8 premiers Tuesday, December 19th at 9/8c.

Changes are in the salty, sparkly Beverly Hills air – Eileen Davidson is out (and it doesn’t even look like she makes a cameo?), and it’s confirmed that Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave is stepping into Eileen’s tall blonde heels. The fitness coach and married mom of 2 is also the daughter of John Mellencamp, and is not at all shy about flexing her guns!