Aaaahhh… it wouldn't be a day in reality TV blogging without some Real Housewives of New Jersey gossip. Ever hear of that saying Cher, cockroaches, and spam would survive an apocalypse? I think we need to add our favorite dueling New Jersey sisters-in-law to that list!
First up, Teresa Giudice says what some have been thinking all along; that Melissa Gorga is using Teresa's name – and their televised feud – to keep herself in the press! After complaining long and hard that Teresa loves the tabloids more than her family and friends, it seems Melissa also has a tabloid love that once unleashed cannot be squashed. Perhaps tabloid interviews are like tattoos (or designer sweaters, in my case) – in that once you get one, you just can't stop!
Melissa has been making the rounds pleading her case and talking up Teresa left and right. In a recent Bravo Blog, Melissa accused her fame hungry sister-in-law of being behind strippergate yet again and cites Teresa's friendship with Kim D as proof. Melissa also accused Teresa of doing appearances with Kim.
Well, well… lookee here! She by SheBroke is She by SheNotAsBroke. Hopefully that son of her's will be trading in that air mattress for a real, live mattress. Although, truth be told an air mattress is pretty comfortable.
So, it would appear that the many years long child support case between Sheree and Bob Whitfield (which was heavily featured in Sheree's final season of Real Housewives of Atlanta) has finally come to an end. TMZ reveals that a judge granted Sheree $75k – and he has 21 days to pay up or else!
According to court documents Bob was remiss for 38 months of child support payments to the tune of $2,142 per month for the two children he shares with Sheree. Bob claimed he was to Bob By HeBroke to afford them, despite being an ex-NFL player (who signed a $30M deal with Falcons in 2000) and something of a music mogul who sold a successful recording studio.
RumorFix is reporting that Alexis Bellino has been filming for the eighth season (which other cast members have claimed is in progress) and that her husband Jim Bellino was spotted at a high-end store asking to "borrow" an expensive purse for the show!
Last night on Real Housewives of Miami, drama was as plentiful as the uneaten food. Joanna Krupa may or may not have caught her fiancé in the throes of a passionate affair. And Adriana de Moura may or may not have accused Karent Sierra of being a desperate delusional famewhore to her face. Oh – and best of all Mama Elsa my or may not have threatened to beat a drag queen's ass. Yep, never a dull moment in the Sunshine State!
Things begin at Alexia Echevarria's party. Karent has come guns blazing after Joanna slipped and told her Adriana was planning to confront her about famewhoring. Karent is like I'll worry about that after photos! CHEESE. That girl was in her Mecca all over the step n repeat!
Inside the party the awkwardness is palpable right away and Adriana is following Karent with narrowed eyes just waiting to strike. Karent is also acting like nothing weird has ever happened with Ana Quincoces and Rodolfo as she keeps trying to yank her in for more photos. Girl – how many photos do you need?
Karen claims she scarcely sees the girls, whom she helped raise, and had never even met her newest grandson Kash Kade. Trouble began over Kim's wedding toKroy Biermann. If you recall Kim threw her mom out of the wedding on Don't Be Tardy For The Wedding after Karen refused to used the state-of-the-art luxury port-o-potties and instead snuck into Kim's house (which she has since been evicted from because of the wedding!).
Well, it seems things haven't been resolved and now Kim and Karen are in court. And it's getting nasty! TMZ reports that the Real Housewives of Atlanta star is now alleging her mom is an "unfit parent." And even worse Brielle (15) and Ariana (11) have released a sworn affidavit that they don't want contact with their grandparents!
There is never a dull day in the land of Real Housewives of New Jersey. In my mind pretty much the entire state is wrapped up in the cesspool of drama that is this show. And while I'm not always Bethenny Frankel's biggest fan, what I'm about to write has me agreeing whole-heartedly with one of her recent tweets: "Does it ever amaze you what desperate people will do to stay relevant?" And while I'm pretty sure she wasn't referring to the ladies of Jersey, i still think it applies.
First up Melissa Gorga is not letting this season go. After spending an entire season complaining thatTeresa Giudice was talking about her in tabloids, it seems Melissa really just wanted a piece of the pie. And it's tabloids and more tabloids! Speaking to In Touch Weekly, Teresa's regular haunt, Melissa has a little advice for her sister-in-law.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with Marysol Patton from Real Housewives of Miami. Marysol was very easy to talk to and friendly. We discussed how her work plays a big part of her persona on the show, her love of fashion, and how she handles her mom, MamaElsa, becoming the break out star.
Below is an excerpt from our conversation:
Q: What Interested You About Joining RHOM?
Marysol: "The first season, I didn't really know what we were doing. The second season I knew I was doing a Housewives show and I really enjoyed doing it with my mother the first time around, so I thought: 'How could I not?' And mom really wanted to do it. We have a lot of fun working together."
Danielle dragged her poor besieged daughter Christine to NYC where she had a sit-down with Andy and claims they talked many things – including Housewives. "It was a general meeting," Danielle hints. "There was a lot of talk about everything — including Housewives."
Danielle obviously left with a goodybag because she was clutching Cohen's book like it was a life support device and she was on her last breath… Which speaking of, Reality TV wise she kinda is. Unless…