To say that the show is hard to watch, is putting it mildly. On the heels of his wife’s week long hospital stay for a mental breakdown variety of sicknesses, Dean announced that he is leaving True Tori.
Yesterday Reality Tea had the opportunity to chat with Victoria Gotti about her feelings about reality TV then and now, her decision to return to reality TV in Growing Up Gotti: 10 Years Later, and what’s changed in her life after reality TV. Victoria also shared an update on her sons’ lives.
Victoria was candid, unapologetic, a dedicated mother, and exactly what you see on TV – which was a refreshing. She was adamant that the ‘blame the editors’ adage so many reality stars cling to is ridiculous, but she also admitted that reality TV has changed over the years. I take it her recent experience on Real Housewives Of New Jersey led her to that conclusion.
Victoria is excited to show viewers how her family has grown since we saw them on Growing Up Gotti, and she maintains that her experiences on that show, and on other reality shows, have been a positive ones, which is why she decided to open her life up the cameras again for an update.
Quoting Al Pacino from The Godfather III, Victoria joked, “‘Just when I think I’m out, they call me back in.’ No pun intended. But I think once you do it, that’s it!” Victoria says she has “no regrets” about participating in the original incarnation of Growing Up Gotti – and neither do her sons. “I loved it! When I was asked to come back, do this, I didn’t hesitate.”
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have a lot more than just relationship problems. The troubled reality stars have been sharing their quest to keep their marriage afloat since April on True Tori. The Lifetime series is seriously like watching a train wreck, it is so gruesome to look at, yet you just can’t look away.
Last night while crying over her money woes, Tori claims that the family lives paycheck to paycheck, making supporting her four kids and husband difficult.
If you recall — Tori grew up SUPER WEALTHY — when her dad Aaron Spelling died he left behind $600 million, but sources claim the reason Tori only received $800,000 was because of her excessive spending. Spending habits that she still seems to maintain, even though she is not on Daddy’s payroll anymore.
A stressed Tori Spelling broke down in tears on True Tori last night. Well, err, she covered her face and whined obnoxiously when she felt pressured to sell a warehouse full of her stuff to make money. And it is out with the old storyline, cheating husband, and in with the new storyline, financial crisis.
Tori is a hoarder, but she doesn’t want to sell anything <boohoohoo> because her dad would not have wanted her <boohoohoo> to live modestly.
When Dean McDermott asked why she’s so against selling the stuff, Tori said, “It’s a life I built. It’s a life I worked really hard for. Everyone mocked me… they thought my dad gave me everything. They gave me nothing. I worked so hard for all of that. It’s MY stuff. At 41 years old, I don’t want to think I have to sell off everything to start over. My dad would not have wanted this.”
Jillian Michaels famously left The Biggest Loser because she felt the show had taken a negative turn and destroyed her reputation as a health and wellness advocate in favor of promoting dramatic weightless results. But Jillian hasn’t left reality TV behind for good – she’s embarking on her own solo show and she’s also rebranding herself after taking a public beating.
In an effort to reestablish her image after her merry-go-round relationship with the Biggest Loser, Jillian now reveals a softer approach – and a more down-to-earth one. Like “hell no!” she doesn’t like to exercise, “I watch the clock every minute,” the personal trainer admits.
“People assume that I think I’m better than that show. I do not. Also, there’s a misconception that I keep leaving,” Jillian explains. “On season three, I was fired. On season 11, I asked for time off to start a family. In this go-round, it was a mutual decision. I wanted to make some creative changes, but I was not a producer. I need some control in something with my name attached to it.”
Bethenny shared on her website, “Well, there has been a lot of speculation about my return to television and to Bravo in particular. Bravo and I have maintained an incredible partnership and relationship over the years, which is something I am very proud of and grateful for. It really is where it all began for me, and you can’t forget where you came from.”
“Euros of Hollywood follows six outrageous Europeans living in Los Angeles with personalities as big as their native countries while they strive to achieve their version of the American Dream,” shares Bravo. “These ambitious and unfiltered men and women will stop at nothing to rise to the top. With their hearts on their sleeves and a shared bond as Europeans, they’ll help each other in their pursuit of fame, fortune, and family.”
Euros of Hollywood premieres November 3 at 10 pm ET/PT on Bravo. Check out the cast photos and bios and the trailer below.