This is a long one kiddos, so settle in. There's a bevy of news about the new season of Real Housewives of Atlanta which is finding itself in a bit of a hot mess. We've been sitting on this and combing through the info so prepare yourself for a read-thru.
Last week Cynthia Bailey hosted some charity fitness event called The Bailey Bowl. According to FreddyO.com the event was filmed for RHOA – and all the ladies were in attendance. It's interesting that they are still filming considering the season airs in less than a month. Bravo still hasn't released the official cast photos yet, which brings us to the issue at hand…
Attending the event was also former RHOA extra Marlo Hampton, previously fired for being too scandalous and too criminally cultivated. Marlo staged a return to Bravo on NeNe Leakes wedding spinoff I Dream Of NeNe. The show has been popular and rumors are swirling that Bravo is making some last-minute cast changes to RHOA. Meaning MARLO is being re-introduced to the show.
So let's talk about what happened. Andy Cohen has obviously been watching a lot of old episodes of 20/20 and he put on his hard-hitting interviewer costume to ask all the really deep questions we've been obsessively tweeting him for seasons. A sign of end times? Also everyone behaved like an adult for the most part. Probably because three-fourths of the people on that stage aren't coming back next season and had nothing to lose or gain. I personally enjoy Jacqueline Laurita much better when her sequins are flying out of her seat and shimmering with rage.
Was Kathy Wakile even there? I wouldn't have even noticed her except she was rocking a low-rent version of Melissa Gorga's blackout eyes that she was sporting all season. It was so much black she looked like a panda bear. Speaking of pandas, since the government shutdown I can't watch the baby panda cam on the National Zoo website. Get it together federal government! Get it together Kathy's makeup team!
Bethenny believed the show would catapult her out of the reality television genre and give her the opportunity to connect one-on-one with her fans. Unfortunately "fans" aren't tuning in. And she's being slaughtered in the ratings by Queen Latifah, who surprisingly turned out to be her biggest talk show rival.
"Bethenny is livid about Queen Latifah beating her – she can't believe this is happening," a source told Star Magazine (print edition). Indeed Bethenny's ratings have been slipping. Bethenny's show is averaging a .9 Nielsen rating while Queen Latifah is nabbing a healthy 1.4.
In season one of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Camille shared that her mother was fighting cancer. Now Camille's rep reveals that she was just diagnosed with early stage endometrial cancer – a cancer that effects the lining of the uterus – and opted to get a radical hysterectomy!
"She underwent a radical hysterectomy today," Camille's rep Howard Bragman told People. "The surgery went well and she is expected to make a complete recovery following a significant recuperation period."
Dina left the show because she felt it became too negative. Now with the network looking to revamp and get away from all the fighting and animosity, Dina is claiming she's been offered a spot on the show! “I have been offered, I can say that. I'm considering it,” Dina revealed to In Touch Weekly.
While hosting The Abbey's 8th Annual Christmas in September Charity Event, "Klassless Kyle" turned her wrath towards Lisa's friend Daniel DiCriscio. You may remember him as a former friend of Faye's, who sold him out once she thought she hit the big leagues interior decorating Paris Hilton's pad (which if you've seen The Bling Ring is nothing to brag about from a design standpoint).
Daniel was a guest at the event, invited presumably by Kyle, which he quickly realized was a set-up for the hair-whipping, high-kicking, splits wielding Kyle to scream at him about how much Lisa sucks and accuse of him of trying to ruin her reputation and Faye's. Lovely. Last year the two had issues at an after party for Lisa's appearance on Dancing With The Stars.
Weeee-eeeeell. What have we here?! Remember in Real Housewives of New York season 4 when the ladies were in Morocco and visited a fortune teller. And remember Kelly Bensimon translated the woman's French and claimed she said Mario Singer was cheating on Pinot Singer. And remember Sonja Morgan bawling about how much she loved Pinot. Well perhaps Pinot was too drunk to remember but we sure aren't! Anyway, according to Page Six those predictions are turning into fact.
Jill Zarin and LuAnn de Lesseps Multiple sources confirm to the infamous tabloid that Mario, aged 60, has been getting cozy with a twenty-something socialite. So cozy in fact that said blonde got knocked up! Mario met his lady on the side in the Hamptons at a party and the two started spending a lot of time together. Even getting together at the Hamptons home he shares with Ramona while she was out of town! Ouch.
Gossip about the clandestine affair spread like wildfire and then socialite's roommate confirmed that the affair was indeed happening. In fact there are even NAKED PHOTOS of Senor Singer to prove sexytime shenanigans took place!