For eight (or is it nine?) years, Vicki has been 'on the fence' about whether or not she'll stick around for another season but the original Housewife and Bravo institution won't go anywhere until they drag her out kicking and screaming. Talking to E! News from the Bravo Upfront presentation, about her future with the show, what's to come this season – Vicki also shares that her friendship with Shannon Beador lasts the season and is legit! Has Shannon replaced Tamra Judge? …The horror!
Oh yeah, and Shannon had some things to say about being a first-time Housewife.
Well lookee here another Housewife is moving up and out!
Shannon Beador's non-toxic palace by-ish the sea just hit the market for a paltry $13,498,000 million.
The Real Housewives of Orange County star's 13,306 square feet mansion contains 7 bedrooms, 8 full and 5 half bathrooms, multiple kitchens, a craft room, plus a secret tea room. Oh – and a regulation-sized basketball court! All that plus sustainable living can be yours – if you're rich enough to buy and sell Vicki Gunvalson 10 times over. Heather… are you out there?
After Jacqueline announced that she will not be returning for the upcoming 6th season of RHONJ (but she will have a guest role on CarolineManzo's spinoff Manzo'd With Children), Ashlee got on twitter to slam the show that made her weave-tugging, aimless misbehavior (and terrible hatwear) a national 'What Not To Do'.
It seems that Bravo is done dragging dead weight all season – and they've learned a little lesson over Aviva Drescher's hiatus and NeNe Leakes' phoning it in. Don't bring the drama all season long, get dropped mid-season. And it's all completely legal!
In order to boost sagging ratings and keep viewers invested, NaughtyButNiceRob reports that Bravo has renegotiated the HW contracts to include a shocking new clause!
"Now ladies are being offered only 8 week contracts. If they don’t deliver the drama in the first few weeks of taping they will be dropped,” a Bravo insider says. Bravo has decided to do this to cover their asses storylines.
Apollo says that despite pleading guilty to mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud charges that does not affect the goodness of his character. Uh huh. "It doesn't take away from my character and who I am as a person, I mean people make mistakes."
Poor Ramona Singer – all her protestations about being lady-like and having a legit breakdown in the Berkshires have fallen on deaf ears. Meaning – we don't believe you Singer!
With Ramona's constant cycle of backtracking and story changing and victim playing she should be an extra on Law & Order, but instead she's just a Real Housewives of New York star trying to escape the badgering of her fellow Housewives and exonerate herself from some very necessary blame. I mean what kind of excuse is 'don't annoy me and then I won't fling things at your face'? I guess it makes perfect sense in the loopy land of pinot. Anyway, in her new Bravo blog Ramona talks leaving the Berkshires, getting intervened upon, and apologizing to Kristen Taekman.
Ramona claims the new realreason she left was that she was "uncomfortable around Kristen," on the trip. Wait – I thought she was uncomfortable around trees and suffering from hot flashes and a deflated blowout? "Heather [Thomson]had put so much effort into the weekend that I did not want to ruin everyone else's time," Ramona continues.
Could this be Joe Giudice's last birthday of freedom? Too mean to joke at a time like this? Aaahhh… it's my job!
Anyway, Juicy Joe, my favorite Neanderthalian (I know it's not a real word) Real Housewives of New Jersey husband just, celebrated his birthday with a low-key dinner that included Teresa Giudice and his four daughters.
Teresa shared some photos on twitter of the family. I have to say, good for T-money for resisting the urge to splash out on a big fancy party, I mean given that this could be Joe's last birthday out before he goes "away".
Above, Teresa captioned the photo "Happy Birthday to my Love…"
The couple is still hoping Teresa will be able to avoid jail time and in the meantime are putting on a happy front. With Real Housewives of New Jersey starting days after Teresa's sentence is handed down, one of Bravo's most recognizable stars has been suspiciously absent from any network events – even skipping the Upfronts. (Somewhere Melissa Gorga is doing a happy dance that she is finally number 1! Let's hope Poison didn't take any business tips from his brother-in-law. RHONJ season 9 – Can I borrow your leopard print prison jumpsuit when you're done with it?)