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.”
Have you recovered from Nightmare On Dorinda’s Street yet? Well, apparently, Luann de Lesseps has! Because she breezes through her blog this week on the wings of a bird who got sniped a few times, but eventually broke free from the cage of horrors that was The Real Housewives of New York!
Bottom line: Luann thinks Bethenny Frankel had it out for her from the very start. She accuses, “From the get-go, Bethenny decided that I was her prey and she was going to kill me with words. Obviously she’s been harboring a lot of anger towards me. I was surprised as I spent a lot of time with her over the summer, and she never shared her feelings with me. In fact, we talked about it at the beginning of the season, and she’s still holding a grudge.”
Brandi Redmond may have mended fences with the perpetually “Doesn’t Do Hurt!” LeeAnne Locken. But that doesn’t mean she trusts her! So, she’s keeping her friends close and her carny tricks enemies closer, eh? In her blog this week, the Real Housewives of Dallas star advises Cary Deuber – LeeAnne’s latest target – to do the same.
But first, Brandi clarifies, “I want you all to know how much I love the Hollman’s and I always enjoy Travis’s National Holiday. When Stephanie [Hollman]called to tell me that she invited LeeAnne to Travis’s party, I truly didn’t care. It’s not my place to say whom someone can or cannot invite. I own that I’m a big girl and can control my emotions and behave at social gatherings.”
Stephanie Hollman’s version of going deep on this week’s Real Housewives of Dallas equals jumping out of a cake for hubby Travis and seeing LeeAnne Locken in a whole new light – after one (weirdly aggressive!) public speaking engagement. Oh well. At least she’s tryin’! In her blog, Stephanie discusses the finer points of Travis’ birthday party, why she values her bestie Brandi Redmond, and how she thinks LeeAnne is worth a second chance.
“Every year I plan an over the top party for Travis. He loves celebrating his birthday and always wants a big party or dinner to celebrate the magical day of his birth,” explains Stephanie. The magical day of his birth? Is this why Travis constantly looks like a grumpy baby with a dirty diaper? Arrested development does not even begin to cover this Elmo Has A Birthday level of play!
As the Frick to LeeAnne Locken’s Frack, Tiffany Hendra seems to be locked in the role of defending, pardoning, and egging on her totally unhinged best friend with each passing week. This behavior isn’t doing any favors for Tiffany’s rep though. But The Real Housewives of Dallas star says she doesn’t care. LeeAnne is her SOULMATE!
Speaking of soulmates, Tiffany throws some leftover love at hubby Aaron, whose concert she gushes was “so amazing. THANK YOU ALL! A few people speculated that I was behind the idea of Aaron dedicating ‘My Number One’ to Brandi [Redmond’s] brother Michael, but that was all Aaron’s idea and it’s been beautiful to see the conversation that’s started around our military and PTSD.” Tiffany claims the concert also “gave Aaron a boost toward calling Dallas ‘home.'”
This weeks brings us the return of So You Think You Can Dance, America’s Got Talent, MasterChef,Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars, featuring Tara Reid and Dean May, America’s Next Top Model‘s Lisa D’Amato and Adam Friedman, Toya and Mickey “Memphitz” Wright, Bachelor in Paradise‘s Cody Sattler and Michelle Money, and Basketball Wives L.A.‘s Lorenzo Gordon and Brittish Williams, and I Am Jazz.
Take a look at the listings and let us know what you plan to watch.
Andy Cohen has been busy in the Bravo Clubhouse. So busy, in fact, that he’s enlisting help from his celebrity friends as temporary late night hosts! Look Who’s Hosting Live, a new Bravo show in which celebrities becomes hosts of their very own late night talk show – for one night only – is one of seven new shows in the works for Bravo.
Bravo describes the celebrity spin on Watch What Happens Live as a chance for wannabe hosts to do it all: “From writing monologues, to picking their sidekicks and guests, these hosts-for-a-night will get the chance to live out their fantasy and design their dream show.” But does celebrity mean Bravolebrity? Are we gonna get to see Ramona Singer interviewing some hapless starlet while sucking down Pinot from her new beer goggles? Because if so, then…yes please!