Is it even Father’s Day, if it’s not documented on social media? Apparently not if you’re a reality TV star.
Real Housewives of Orange County
In the wake of Luann de Lesseps‘ trip to rehab, former (and present) stars of Real Housewives Of New York and other franchises are speaking out about the producers’ tactics to allegedly push alcohol on the women in an effort to solicit big drama. This accusation is nothing new, but the details are quite illuminating and provide an interesting testimony for the behind-the-scenes workings of the show.
Aviva, known for the infamous prosthetic leg toss on the finale of season 6, was part of the RHONY cast reboot after season 4 and appeared on the show for two seasons (“writer girl“). Kelly, obviously, is notorious for her feuds with Bethenny Frankel culminating in Scary Island. Both women, along with some current housewives who chose to remain anonymous, claim there is a vested interest to push booze on the cast – even if it’s clearly against their best interest.
You know what they say, “the costars that take photos together stay together.” Well, no one actually says that, but it does make some sense. A lot of your favorite reality TV stars spent some quality time with their castmates (and their fellow network celebs) this week. And of course, they documented it all on Instagram.
Shep Rose shared a photo of himself with Austen Kroll at the Southern Charm reunion taping. New York Housewife Tinsley Mortimer met up with Shep while he was in her city to film the Southern Charm reunion.
After a painfully boring 12th season, the Real Housewives of Orange County really owes the fandom. The trailer for Season 13 was just released and it looks promising.
After two seasons of loyal friendship, Kelly Dodd and Vicki Gunvalson are at odds after Vicki went on a double date with her boyfriend Steve Lodge, Kelly’s ex Michael Dodd, and one of Vicki’s friends. Kelly and Michael just got divorced. Vicki is the one who set up Michael with her friend.Of course, Kelly would be upset. Plus Vicki did this during filming. It just screams like a ploy for a story line, if you ask me.
Real Housewives Of Orange County will return on July 16 and bring with it tons of changes – including two new Housewives: Emily Simpson and Gina Kirschenheiter. (I will never remember how to spell that!)
We already knew that Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge were coming back, along with Kelly Dodd and Shannon Beador. Both newly single Kelly and Shannon have united to navigate the dating scene and support each other through divorce and single motherhood.
This week most of your favorite (and even some of your least favorite) reality TV stars were all about the family time and shared lots of photos on Instagram.
Even with all of the drama on screen and off, Southern Charm stars Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenel came together as parents to support their daughter. Now I just can’t help wondering who took that family photo? Was it Ashley Jacobs?
Now that Kelly Dodd is going into her third season on Real Housewives of Orange County, it is time for her to use this platform to create a brand. Kelly has gone above and beyond to earn that orange she holds in the opening credits, so she might as well reap the benefits of being a Real Housewife.
Just like plenty of Housewives (and other reality TV stars) who came before her, Kelly has her own clothing line in the works.