We had Krazy Kenya Moore and more crazy Mama Joyce and we had busloads of drama. I'm glad I was sitting down, sipping on some chilled wine because otherwise I would have needed my own dose of psych meds!
Let's rip this mess apart.
So NeNe Leakes is in her store-sized closet (she oughtta start letting 'bout to be broke Porsha Stewart shop in there. More on her later) packing for Savannah. She's excited to be planning a girls' bonding trip and Gregg is excited to be fitting into NeNe's shoes. They wear the same size. They should dress up as each other for Halloween.
On the other side of town Kandi Burruss pays a visit to Cynthia Bailey to bond over mamas who hate their man and wanting to cancel their weddings. Was that an episode of Jenny Jones ten years ago? Anyway, Kandi breaks down sobbing as she recounts for Cynthia the incidents at the bridal boutique the week before. Cynthia is shocked that Mama Joyce and the Aunts went all OLG: Old Lady Gang and got crunk amid some big ol' white ball gowns. Say Yes To SECURRRTY!
For onceKenya Moore is sounding more sane than crazy. Fluke or… fluke? Reacting to last week's episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta where Mama Joyce Said Yes To The Cray-Cray (Say Yes To The Psych Ward?), Kenya offers some advice and some commentary.
"I recently served as maid of honor for one of my best friends. I consider myself as her family. When Mama Joyce told Carmon it was a family affair, I was offended for her. I have been in the company of Mama Joyce many times and she is a sweet, caring, warm person. Having said that, even when emotions are running high, it is never a reason to be taken out of character," Kenya writes in her Bravo blog. Quite agree!
"I was disappointed to see her take off her shoes as if to prepare for battle or throw them at Kandi [Burruss]’s BFF from childhood, whom she considers a daughter herself," Kenya continues. "Mama Joyce must contain her inner angst and allow Kandi to live her life, trust that Kandi will protect herself, and understand that she instilled the values in Kandi that have made her the sharp, successful business woman she is today."
Instead of doing the adult thing and simply apologizing, Brandi wrote an entire blog justifying her actions. Well that's not good enough for Hard Rock Cafe where Brandi was scheduled to attend a celebrity event in Tampa this weekend! In light of the comment they canceled Brandi's appearance from the round up!
Dimitri has already seen the papers, because he's allegedly holding them when he spoke to Access Hollywood last month to give his side of the abuse allegation. Camille's attorneys tell TMZ they've attempted to formally serve Dimitri everywhere to no avail, trying to track him down at home, at his parent's house, his kid's school and through his own attorney.
Just in time for the holidays, Albert Manzo is getting a lawsuit in his stocking. Oopsie!
A waitress claims that Al and his brother Tommy Manzo (you know… Dina's hubby!) stiffed her of overtime pay plus called her and other co-workers "Spic bitches" along with other "racial, sexual, ethnic and country of origin epithets."
Lanise Jackson filed a suit against the former Real Housewives of New Jersey stars and Brownstone manager Robert Manger. Her lawsuit states she was employed there from October 2011 to April 2012 and then again from September to November 2013 when she was "constructively terminated as she could no longer endure the racial, sexual, ethnic and country of origin epithets hurled at her hourly."
Tamra's three kids were once part of her storyline as the "hottest Housewife in the OC" in her dreams, but ever since their divorce Simon has refused to let the kids be filmed for the show. He claims they hate the show and that it's better for them to be kept away from the spotlight! I agree. Simon even refused to drop his position to permit his children to be seen on Tamra's OC Wedding.
Tamra, of course, desperately wants her kids on film and like all good famewhores, she's fighting Simon on the matter. Tamra filed a court order to petition a judge to overturn Simon's ban, stating: “Petitioner (Simon) is acting in bad faith. When he himself was on the show, prior to our separation, he had no issue at all in consenting to the children’s participating."
“Now that we are separated, the Petitioner refused to allow the kids to partake and has directly threatened legal action against the network," say documents obtained by Radar Online. When filming for Tamra's wedding Simon did threaten the network not to even show the kids in passing – allegedly.
“My first marriage ended in divorce,” the former Real Housewives of Orange County star told In Touch Weekly. “And then my second fiancé passed away, so I kind of felt jinxed.” Gretchen joined the cast with Slave to address her commitment phobia issues. I think she only has commitment issues when the engagement ring is sub-par!