2012 is rapidly, rapidly coming to an end and before the Mayan Apocalypse claims us all make sure to catch up on all your 2012 reality TV marathons. Who doesn't need a 50th viewing of the infamous "Who gon' check me, boo?" argument.
In honor of the year coming to a close let's celebrate some of the best, craziest, and most entertaining reality TV star products to hit the market this year.
We all know there's only one reason to appear on these shows right? Product hawking!
Below is Reality Tea's list of the best products of 2012:
If Camille Grammer wasn't absent from the opening credits of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, I'd never believe she's been demoted to "friend" of the housewives. She's more present now than she's been in past seasons. I'm not complaining…I think Camille is hilarious.
Her divorce from Kelsey Grammer has long been finalized, but their issues with each other are still as rampant as ever. The more I hear about Kelsey and his irresponsible and arrogant ways, the happier I am I never watched Frazier. To borrow a term from Andy Cohen, he seems to be quite the jackhole. Now Kelsey has taken their parenting war to an entirely different level by not allowing his children to mention Camille when they are with him. Explain to me how that isn't hard on those poor kids!?!
A new bikini line isn't the only project that Real Housewives of Orange County'sGretchen Rossi is working on. The reality TV star reveals in a new interview that she and Slade Smiley are working on having a baby together.
Gretchen tells Ok magazine, "We’re working really hard right now to have a baby. He actually has a vasectomy so he has to get a reversal and we have to kind of figure that all out. The scoop is we are taking the steps to try to have a baby."
Although she turned Slade'smarriage proposal down a few months back, Gretchen tells the mag that she might be ready now. "If that is the path we are taking there should be some sort of commitment and I don’t know when that is going to happen and who is going to ask who. I might not [ask him to marry me], but I’m just saying you never know. I kind of have a wild hair up my ass. I’m just saying a guy doesn’t always have to do it. He can still do it, but maybe I might too. I don’t know, but if [he] doesn't something soon, I might have to!"
Aaaahhh… same old saga, eh? What product does Bethenny Frankel have hitting the market? Kidding, kidding! Anyway, the Bethenny Ever After star may not be so happily ever after any more.
Bethenny has been tweeting up a storm about holiday activities with daughter Bryn and her upcoming talk show, as well as handing out fitness, nutrition, and holiday tips. What is Bethenny NOT mentioning? Husband Jason Hoppy! Where is that guy?
Well, perhaps there's a reason… Bethenny's marriage has been plagued by break-up rumors since the beginning and Bethenny's reality show showed the couple fighting and growing exceedingly distant from each other.
"Things have gotten even more strained in recent months," a friend tells Us Weekly. "They're fighting a lot." In fact the couple is barely spending any time together at all! Bethenny spent Thanksgiving on a girls' weekend and Jason reportedly missed the Skinnygirl Christmas party for a golf weekend.
The History Channel's Pawn Stars is being sued for a whopping $5 million!
The talent agency Venture IAB Inc. signed Richard "Rick" Harrison, Richard "The Old Man" Harrison, Richard "Big Hoss" Harrison, and Austin "Chumlee" Russell as clients in 2007 and again in 2009.
According to the talent agency, they played a part in the deal that led to Pawn Stars, which premiered July 19, 2009 on History.
However, just six months later, the stars of Pawn Stars terminated their contracts with Venture IAB after alegedly being influenced by two Pawn Stars execs, Mary Donahue and Nancy Dubuc, to sign with a friend of theirs, Michael Camacho.
I know, I know, this could describe almost every single one of the reality TV stars of late, right?! Being rich seems to be the exception and not the rule. This little blind item tidbit has to do with a more up and coming Housewife reality TV star and that's all we can say about that.
The alleged dirt:
"Mrs. X has several kids from (possibly) two different baby daddies and there may be another on the way. Her husband, who has been touted as a "very wealthy man" doesn't quite live up to that title (when do they ever?!). His profession is not what it has been presented as. He is actually a general laborer of sorts. Considering that the application process for many reality shows include a full and lengthy questionnaire on financial details, it's safe to assume they may have fudged the numbers a bit – or a lot. They borrow luxury brand items to make it seem like they have the best of the best – including clothing. The show may have a hot scandal on its hands since he reportedly has wandering hands and she and the kids spend a lot of time at a friend's house because of it."
Remember that Blind Items are more about the fun of the guessing game. Although, the truth does tend to come out eventually….
Oh Evelyn Lozada. You keep doing your thing, and I'll continue to have a job. It's a win-win! Geez, the Basketball Wives star needs to teach a class at a local college called Staying Relevant 101. Perhaps it could parlay into an upper lever professorial career. If there is one thing that Evelyn knows, it's how to throw a wine bottle keep her name in the media. Surely it has to get exhausting, right?
Not only has Evelyn just unveiled her new PETA photo shoot, she's also responding vehemently to haters. I KNEW it! All of Ev's fur vests were faux, and her leather boots/gladiator footwear/snakeskin stilettos were so fake. She's a friend of animals even if she's not a friend of actual humans. Evelyn is so multi-faceted. Don't you agree? I know you don't, and I love you all for it!