The leaves may be falling, but Shady Sunday is coming back again this Fall, with new seasons of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Married To Medicine debuting Sunday, November 6! Bravo announced the premiere date this week, along with confirmation on who’s coming back – and what they will be sharing with us in the months to come.
Real Housewives of Atlanta season 9 will see a return of the same cast we know and love, with one notable upgrade: Sheree Whitfield is back as a full time housewife, ya’ll! Who gon’ check her BOO? Two snaps in a circle for that. Snap, and a snap. It’s Sheree’s first time holding a peach since season 4. Though hinted at heavily during the off season, NeNe Leakes is not currently on the Housewife roster (nor is Kim Zolciak) but we all know she will likely poke her head in front of the camera for a scene or two.
The biggest story line of whether or not Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney will say ‘I Do’ has already been busted thanks to social media (Yes, they tie the knot, aka Tom’s balls are tied in a knot forever), but apparently there was a lot of back and forth leading up to the altar. No surprise there, as Tom‘s fear of commitment has always been an issue.
The 4th Annual Reality TV Awards nominations were made a few weeks ago and voting starts today! Reality Tea is extremely honored to be among those nominees, as we were included in the “Reality TV Website” category (alongside some pretty heavy hitters). The voting started today, with the awards ceremony happening on November 2nd. If you’re so inclined, you can cast your votes here. It’s super simple – enter your email and then just click. The new categories will automatically pop up.
See a full list of the nominees below! And start voting today!
David Foster’s daughters, Sara and Erin Foster, are out promoting season 2 of their hilarious show Barely Famous and stopped by to chat with Jenny McCarthy. The girls had a LOT to say about David and Yolanda’s divorce, Yolanda’s health and more – and even when they weren’t saying anything, they were saying EVERYTHING.
The girls start off explaining a bit about their show – which is a scripted comedy that pokes fun at reality shows, life in Los Angeles and people’s obsession with fame. So naturally they get to talking about their dad’s ex, Yolanda Hadid and her desire to be on reality TV.
She really is the girl next door! The Real Housewives of Dallas has found a keeper in Stephanie Hollman, who is bringing a little bit of “real” to Reality TV, yet managing to entertain us along the way. All without screaming in another woman’s face, demanding apologies from people for 16 straight weeks, or forcing her “journey” down our throats. How does she do it? According to Stephanie, who I got a chance to chat with this week, it’s about being who you are – cameras or no cameras. Below, Stephanie breaks down her reality, whether it’s true friendship with Brandi Redmond, firm boundaries with LeeAnne Locken, or how her spiritual upbringing keeps her sane today.
How has life changed since your debut on RHOD? “I will say it’s been very hard. Even before the first episode came out, people were harsh. But now I’ve been getting 95% positive feedback from Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. I stay off of other websites because I feel like people will take time to be negative rather than positive.”
Landon Clements made her Southern Charm debut last season as a designer living on a sailboat. Prior to the show, Landon spent a great deal of time exploring Italy before moving to Telluride where she worked with an interior designer for Ralph Lauren Home. Following this adventure, Landon started a career in Los Angeles working with SBE and Philippe Starck as they developed hotels, restaurants, and nightclubs all over the city and then eventually expanding nationally.
On a series known for drama, Landon stayed above the fray on her inaugural season as the majority of the craziness surrounded Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenel. However, as we’ve seen thus far this season, Landon has garnered more of a voice when it comes to her fellow cast mates. She was kind enough to take the time to share with me the details of her upcoming projects (her travel/lifestyle website Roam launches this fall!), the fans’ biggest misconception about her, and the truth behind those pesky rumors of a secret romance between her and T-Rav.
Good news – maybe?! – the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has already been renewed. Bad news – the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast won’t change much for season seven. Why can’t we have nice things?
Earlier today, Bravo announced the six new and fourteen returning shows that will fill its summer and fall schedules. Obviously, RHOBH is on the list for fall. It will be a while before the cast is set in stone and revealed; however, when a fan tweeted @ Andy Cohen that Lisa Rinna, Yolanda Foster, Erika Girardi, and Eileen Davidson must go, he replied, “No way!”
Are y’all still with me? If you haven’t taken a sledgehammer to your phone/tablet/computer because of Andy‘s bad judgementTweet, look below to find out what other questionable choices goodies Bravo has in store for viewers.
Ashley Darby is the youngest cast member of Bravo’s newest Real Housewives franchise: The Real Housewives of Potomac. Despite her pint-sized frame and youthful glow, she’s not afraid to take on the tough posse of etiquette-obsessed Potomac ladies she’s been cast alongside. I got a chance to chat with Ashley this week about everything from how it feels to debut on reality TV to why she’s a self proclaimed “adrenaline junkie!”
How are you feeling about the first episodes of RHOP? “Very excited. It’s surreal to see yourself on TV. It’s just about getting to know people, spending a lot of time together. There are always going to be some bumps in the road. Having spent as much time with them [the cast] as I did, I really feel like I know them well now. I actually consider them my friends – even though it did take some time. We are forming a foundation.”