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I bet y'all can't wait until September 17th!  While I hate to wish away the spring (if we ever have one!) and summer, you are going to want to mark this date in your calendar.  Why, you ask?  Well, it's the day that Melissa Gorga's book Love, Italian Style hits the shelves.  Can't wait that long?  You can pre-order it now!  The Real Housewives of New Jersey star is going to morph into sister-in-law Teresa Giudice if it's the last thing she ever does!

Melissa's book is filled with advice on how to make love last by putting your husband first.  It's filled with tips for keeping romance alive and maintaining a fulfilling sex life.  Sadly, I don't think I'm going to be able to get Poison Gorga's little body out of my head when reading about that, so I'm not sure I'll recommend this tome to my book club…



I guess we've been spoiled by Duck Dynasty and the Robertson family, and I'm certainly alright with that.  However, imagine my sadness when I realized that last night we were just treated to one new episode instead of the two to which we've grown accustomed.  Granted, it was hilarious, but I can always use a full hour of the Roberston boys.  Phil, Si, Willie, and Jase bring a balance to my week, and I'm forever grateful to them for it!

I have to say that Missy stole my heart when she decided that "Jason" (who's that? haha!) needed a wedding band.  We all know he'd never stray, she just wanted an outward symbol of their marital bond.  Can you blame her?  Of course not!  And when hilarity ensues (like it always does with the boys from Duck Commander), you've gained my attention!

Missy takes Jase to Grassi's Fine Jewelry determined to put a ring on it.  Beyonce wishes she were there too, without a doubt.  Jase likens ring shopping to fishing when you don't have a good lure.  He admits that he lost his initial wedding band over twenty years ago, but that's okay because when women see him, they run.  Unfortunately, that statement isn't a compliment to sweet Missy.  The pair look at bands, and Jase is hoping to find something that won't make him the laughing stock of the warehouse. 


NeNe - Kim

Can we say PUBLICITY STUNT?! Of course, but who cares because the last time I actually liked watching Kim Zolciak on TV she was friends with NeNe Leakes

After 3 seasons of fighting and one awkward run-in, the Real Housewives of Atlanta friendship that spawned the greatest one-liner in HW history, "Close your legs to married men, trashbox!" is possibly, tepidly, resuming. At least on TV! You know NeNe is chasing that Bravo paid-for wedding. 

Kim announced on twitter last night that she and NeNe had spoken. Just in time to start promoting her spinoff Don't Be Tardy which starts in two weeks. 


catelynn tyler

Oh my good gracious.  Y'all know how I feel about the ladies of MTV's Teen Mom franchise, but I'll let you in on a little secret.  I've always held out hope for a slightly normal life for the first cycle's Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra.  The couple chose adoption for their daughter on their episode of 16 & Pregnant, and they have faced multiple relationship and socio-economic hurdles with grace and maturity.

Both Catelynn and Tyler came from backgrounds where the cards were already stacked against them, but the pair seems determined to beat the odds.  Despite family drama (his jailbird dad married her addict mom–and that relationship was nothing short of abusive), the two graduated high school and started working towards college degrees.  Now, they are moving their issues to MTV's sister network.  Le sigh.


Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - Arrivals

Take a look at what your favorite reality TV stars have been up to for the past week with our all new photo post.

Khloe Kardashian arrives at Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards in L.A.

Below we have Andy Cohen on vacay with his beau, more maternity monstrosities with Kim Kardashian, and Teresa Giudice celebrating a birthday with her family.  You'll also find Yolanda Foster, Draya Michele, Vicki Gunvalson and more!

Photo Credit: Getty Images


Celebrities Visit SiriusXM Studios - March 26, 2013

Caroline Manzo's new book came out this week and she is working hard to get it rivaling Teresa Giudice's on the NY Times Bestseller list. 

Speaking to Fox & Friends, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star shares that she was certain she wasn't going to get cast on the show when she told producers, "These are real [gesturing to her boobs] and I love my husband." Surprise, surprise she made the cut. And the rest is history!

"I never envisioned in a million years it would turn into what it is; lots of heartache, lots of insanity but lots of really great things. So I have no regrets." And the show has certainly brought a lot of opportunities to all the women. Caroline's motivation for writing Let Me Tell You Something actually came from viewers. 



Marisa Zanuck's final Real Housewives of Beverly HIlls blog gave a send-off to the show which implies she will not be returning for a second season. 

Casting for season 4 has reportedly been in upheaval as Bravo seeks to revamp the show and bring on more big-money Beverly Hills names. Many had speculated Marisa would not be coming back after she confirmed she had not invited to the RHOBH reunion

Calling the show an "incredible journey" Marisa takes the time to reflect upon what she has learned and update us on her relationships. She also personally thanks bloggers (including Reality Tea!) and fans directly for supporting her and offering constructive criticism. 

"This is my final blog and I want to dedicate it to all of you that have supported me immensely throughout this experience. I really appreciate the time you took to write me and share your perspectives; you have given me some really great advice. I also appreciate the constructive criticism because it helped me think about the choices I have made and the things I have said," Marisa writes


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Oh my, oh Si!  I seriously cannot get enough of the Robertson family, and I am so excited to share more of this fabulous group with the wonderful RT readers.  The fan favorite seems to be Uncle Si, although I have a soft spot in my heart for Jase.  Poor Willie seems to be the brunt of the family's good-hearted ribbing, with Phil doling out the most deadpanned advice.  Honestly, I wish other reality families would take note (cough, cough Kardashians!).
Today, we get to delve a little behind the scenes of the Robertsons, and the executive producer of the Duck Dynasty shares just why this show works so well.  Enough chatter from me…let's get to it, shall we?  

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