It’s time to check out the reality TV listings and plan your week.
Check out the reality TV listings list, which includes the Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen guests for the week, and let us know what you’ll watch.
The war between Siggy Flicker and
her ego everyone else on The Real Housewives of New Jersey has reached a boiling point. And Margaret Josephs, once again, finds herself on the receiving end of Siggy’s latest barbs – this time about being anti-Semitic. Thus, the drama that has gone well beyond cake-throwing, heading now into straight up character assassination (and, dare we say, defamation?) territory.
Margaret visited The Jenny McCarthy Show on SiriusXM Stars this week to dish on the latest drama between Siggy and her. Asked to briefly describe this season of RHONJ, Margaret says, “Good, bad, ugly, epic, and – amazing!” When asked who she’s pissed off so far this season, Margaret does not mince words: “Soggy and Dolores.” Yup. That just about sums it up!
She may be trying to leave her tarnished reputation behind on The Real Housewives Of New Jersey, but Danielle Staub still has plenty of baggage from the old days weighing her down. Danielle recently described this tough period in her life on Amy Phillips’ SiriusXM show, claiming that Caroline Manzo and her family systematically harassed her so relentlessly after the infamous Teresa Giudice table flip, she had to move out of town.
“There was everything from bullying my children behind the scenes – remember, there were eleven of the Lauritas and all of them had children as well,” says Danielle, whose girls were “terrified” of the backlash they received at school. Caroline, who was originally a Laurita (along with sister Dina Manzo and brother Chris Laurita), was likely the ringleader of the harassment, according to Danielle.
Cynthia Bailey’s relevance on The Real Housewives Of Atlanta has always been somewhat questionable, but this season it appears that she’s taking on the role of Kenya Moore’s #1 defender. She explains in her blog why she thinks her cast mates are being unfair to Kenya about her “secret” marriage to Marc Daly, and why she also empathizes with Porsha Williams.
Cynthia reflects on why she felt compelled to comfort Porsha on the trolley in San Fran, even if she didn’t quite understand what her tears were all about. She explains, “It was on my heart to have a one on one with Porsha on the trolley in San Francisco because I felt compelled to try to help her get to a place of being open to listening and receiving some of the issues that some of the ladies were having with her, and not be defensive or feel attacked.”
Shannon Beador may not know how to work an iPhone, but she sure knows how to assemble a legal team! The Real Housewives Of Orange County star has hired a “forensic expert” to review David Beador’s income and assets. And Shannon is demanding that David pay the $25k for the additional legal expenses! So, are we looking at a new spinoff of Forensic Files: David’s Monkey Bars? In any case, it’s certainly a baller move by Ms. Beador. Well played.
Shannon’s separation from David made reality TV headlines this fall when the couple announced they were splitting. This came after two seasons featuring Shannon trying to get over the affair her husband had with an Orange County woman (who was also married), and rising tensions in their household. Now that actual divorce proceedings are underway, it’s time to think about finances – and Shannon thinks David is lying about how much money he has!
The saga of Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy continues. The bitter ex-husband and wife have been embroiled in court battles since their divorce was filed in 2013, most recently escalating into stalking charges against Jason for a verbal confrontation that occurred at their daughter, Bryn’s, school last year. Now, The Real Housewives Of New York star and Skinnygirl mogul is suing Jason for full custody of 7-year old Bryn. The couple currently share custody, but communicate exclusively through third parties.
On December 6th, Bethenny reportedly “reopened her 2013 divorce case” against Jason in order to seek altered custody arrangements, however the parents won’t appear in court until January.
Shocking news! Not everything we see on reality television is REAL! Okay, we already knew that, but in Melissa Gorga’s case, made-for-tv-drama is coming back to bite her in a very real way. The Real Housewives Of New Jersey’s former business partner, Jackie Beard Robinson, is filing suit against Melissa and Andy Cohen for besmirching her good name publicly. She’s hired hard-hitting lawyer Larry Klayman to handle the case.
Jackie, who opened Envy boutique with Melissa last year, parted ways with the reality star in January due to differences of opinion and clashing visions for the store’s direction, “specifically about Robinson’s desire to expand selection to accommodate shoppers who aren’t, say, a size 2,” according to the press release. Jackie and Melissa both signed legal paperwork to dissolve their partnership, but since then Melissa is reportedly fabricating a story that Jackie deceived her and actually “stole” her merchandise in the middle of the night. Not true, according to the lawyers!