Last night was the first installment of the Real Housewives of Orange County reunion – was it me, or was that kind of lack-luster? After a season of serious hysteria and drama I expected something with a little more oomph, but it all felt watered down. Maybe they made a pact that they wouldn’t argue as loudly or as crazily just to spite Andy Cohen? Hey – stranger things have happened!
Can we just be done with Brooks? Talk about beating a deadbeat! He’s smarmy, he’s scummy, no one in Vicki’s life likes him, but for some inexplicable reason she likes him. A lot. So much so that she pretty much imploded her marriage to Donn over her “emotional affair” with Brooks, and she had to shell out big (in massive check form) to finalize her divorce. Tamra can’t forgive the recording of Brooks calling Vicki a “whore” and threatening to beat her (truly unforgivable) and Vicki has forgiven and is moving forward.
Despite all the drama – and some sketchy rumors that she was fired – Tamra promises to return next season! When asked on twitter if she was leaving after this season, Tamra responded “not a chance.” Adding, “I have been told im the highest rated on our show. Just keeping it real baby” Well, of course she is – real classy!
Guest of the hour, Victoria Gotti, claimed that Rino told her he and Teresa Aprea divorced after Rino slept with his mother-in-law. As in Teresa’s mother Santa! Of course, Teresssssssa et al and Rino are strenuously denying these accusations!
Rino is so up in arms about the accusation he called Victoria “a garbage person” on twitter. That’s some balls!
It makes me feel warm inside that despite all the cast changes, Real Housewives Of New Jersey hasn’t given up the sleaze factor. I’m not sure if they reached a new low last night or not, but whatever – it keeps us on our toes right?!
The big drama is that Victoria Gotti, mentoress in all things badly-behaving criminal husband to our beloved Teresa Giudice, showed up and oh boy did she have some secrets stashed under that Barbie weave. (Kim D collection, y’all! Actually Kim gets her weaves from the VG Collection – real hair, scalped by the finest Italian mobsters in all the land!)
It turns out that Victoria has known Rino, husband of one Teressssssssssssa Aprea for quite some time. It turns out Rino used to have a thing for Victoria. It turns out Rino has a thing for older ladies of a certain Mrs. Robinson persuasion. More on that later…
It all started when Amber Marchese made a comment about Nicole allegedly breaking up a marriage, which Melissa Gorga repeated… to Nicole! Of course some hair pulling and back stabbing occurred. But this week, Amber and Nicole finally made peace and it seemed like things were moving forward in a positive direction. Or will they?
“It was great to finally get an apology. Going back to that night and remembering how I felt, it was a really good feeling to forgive and let go. I truly feel what I said in my interview: ‘Bitterness is leprosy to the soul,'” Nicole recalls. “At this point weeks had gone on with a lot of hurt , lies, and deceit, and with all the anger that I had towards Amber also came deep hurt.”
K. Michelle has branched out from Love & Hip Hop Atlanta to land her own spinoff. But that doesn’t mean K. is leaving the drama behind. She reveals that her new show features plenty of chaos and we’re likely to see some of her ex-co-stars along the way! It won’t just be craziness, we’ll see a lot of K. Michelle recording her album, being a mom to her son, and everything else she has going on in her life.
“You’ll just get to see me with my friends and my everyday life. And how I’m juggling everything and how you know, just because things are happening for me, there’s still a growth within me that I have to do in order to maintain it,” K. Michelle shares. And those friendships will be a key source of the drama.
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On this week’s episode Tameka Raymond, ex-wife to Usher, got into an altercation with Traci Steele, ex Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star, at Tameka’s “Tea Market” event. An event, I remind you, that was thrown for a charity honoring Tameka’s deceased son. What is that etiquette rule that states Everything has a time and a place, again? Yeah, Tameka, Traci, and Torrei Hart need to read up on their Emily Post!
Rumor has it the fight prompted Tameka to quit the show, which necessitated producers to beg her back. Traci is speaking out to tell her side of the story, and of course she is crying editing foul! Girl please, you want back on reality TV, you were desperate for a big blown up mess that would remind producers you exist and are drama worthy.
“There was a buildup to that. It was much longer and a lot more arguing in between that and all of that was cut out, so it looked like she said one word to me and I snapped and went off. And that’s not the case at all,” Traci begins.