Reality Tea

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Accomplished actors have to be complete chameleons in order to to suspend reality for the audience and portray their characters. We don’t watch Rosemund Pike pretending to be Amy Dunne in Gone Girl….we are drawn into watching the craziness that is Amy unfold on our screens. To be honest, it was hard to come up with that analogy…one, while I am not opposed to a Ben Affleck full-frontal, I have yet to see Gone Girl (couldn’t put down the book though!), and two, all the Oscar nominated performances I watched this season were stories about real people, not characters. I didn’t want to sound trite or callous by comparing an actor to the true person he or she portrayed.  So a Rosemund Pike/Gone Girl example it is! It’s a tough job, y’all.

Why am I even talking about actors and their craft? Well, because of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, of course! Actors must become storytellers, and I sometimes forget that Kim Richards, before she was the mess we see on Bravo, was quite the actress. I so wanted to be her on Escape to Witch Mountain, and I’m not ashamed to say that I own the entire Magnum, PI series on DVD. Kim is an actor and a storyteller, and she told one doozie of a story on this week’s RHOBH!

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Tamra Judge shared tonight that her son, Ryan Vieth, had to take fiance Sarah Rodriguez to the hospital with a pulmonary embolism.  The Real Housewives of Orange County star took to Instagram to ask for prayers for baby Ava’s mom. 

Tamra shared tonight, “Please say a prayer for Sarah @sarahrod77 She has been hospitalized with pulmonary embolism. Waiting for an update. Please God watch over her.” 

Sarah and Ryan just welcomed their baby girl, Ava, last month. 

Our thoughts are with Sarah, Ryan, Tamra and their families.  We’ll keep you posted on any updates Tamra shares.

UPDATE 1:  Tamra shared this morning, “Thank you for all the prayers for @sarahrod77 And please keep them coming. She has 3 large blood clots in one lung and 2 in the other. She also has some swelling around her heart.   love you Sarah. Get well sweetie.”

 

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Real Housewives of Melbourne

Get ready! Real Housewives of Melbourne returns tonight. The season two cast includes returning cast members Jackie GilliesChyka Keebaugh, Gina Liano, Janet Roach, and Lydia Schiavello and new cast members Pettifleur Berenger and Gamble Breaux.

Speaking to E! News about season two, Jackie shared, “If you’ve seen season one my friend, I certainly have not changed anything. I always keep it real, I’m always very straightforward. I could probably swear a little less. It sounds much nicer in another language, like I usually swear in, but when you swear in English it sounds a bit more, uh, bloody awful.”

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Brandi Glanville has had enough of the hypocrisy and the double standards on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. So much so, she apparently traveled back in time and rewrote history to back up her never ending delusions.

“I am going to touch on the double standards of some of our Housewives. No need to name names,” blogged Brandi. “If you watch, you’ve already seen it. Let’s compare reactions.” I suggest y’all grab a drink and a snack for this mess.

Brandi compared the reactions to her “tossing an inch of wine” vs. Lisa Rinna “heaving broken glass at people’s faces.” “HORRIFIC – Tossing an inch of wine while ‘play acting soap opera’ was worthy of pearl clutching and disgust usually reserved for when people find a mass grave,” said Brandi, exaggerating. “It’s called joking, horseplay, goofing, messing around. My intent was mischief. I was playing. It was misunderstood, but it’s not in the same league as violence.”

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In not so shocking news, another Jenelle Evans relationship has come to an end with her boyfriend/fiance/husband being hauled off to jail for domestic violence. It’s a rite of passage, really, for those who end a relationship with the messy Teen Mom 2 star. In case you’ve misplaced your flow chart, Jenelle was most recently engaged to Nathan Griffith, the father of her second child.

Police were called to Jenelle and Nathan‘s home around 4:45 a.m. yesterday morning. No arrests were made during that (probably regularly scheduled) visit, but the police were called back yesterday afternoon and Nathan was arrested for domestic violence. According to the Horry County police report, there was a physical fight involving a toilet and an engagement ring. Only on Teen Mom.

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Phaedra Parks

So Phaedra Parks is a bit less, um, genteel this season, wouldn’t you say? Don’t get me wrong, she’s still wants to seem like a refined Southern Belle, but her words are more Mad Dog 20/20 even if her voice is as smooth as a mint julep. Come to think of it, most Southern ladies (myself included) can be that way, so maybe she’s right on point!

I do know, however, that the Real Housewives of Atlanta star’s next career path should be that of a tree farmer. Phaedra is all about the shade this season! Granted she’s been through a lot with the Apollo drama, but I think she may just be coming a bit more out of her shell! Ooh how she came at Kenya Moore on this week’s episode, and Krayonce wasn’t even wielding a bullhorn!

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I will be the first to admit it – I never tire of the delusional ego of NeNe Leakes. I’m not sure why, but she amuses me to no end with her holier than thou attitude and ability to throw stones while living in a glass! Reflecting on this week’s episode of Real Housewives Of Atlanta, NeNe calls out Cynthia Bailey on the obvious and calls out other people -ahem, ahem Kenya Moore – on the hypocrite act! 

Without naming too many names, NeNe alludes to the misdeeds of others. “It always amazes me how these ladies like to point fingers. It’s always somebody else’s fault rather than admitting, ‘Yeah I was wrong,’ or, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t have said that at that time,’ or, ‘Maybe I wasn’t there for her because I had my own problems going on,'” lectures NeNe, the Godmother of Housewives everywhere. “It’s always easy to point the finger at your girl NeNe and hope that no one will see their true colors!” 

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