So last night's episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey was, dare I say it, fun! And positive. I was clearly watching the wrong show. Or I fell into the Twilight Zone.
While Teresa Giudice and Poison are practicing their "I Feel" statements with Dr. V in the anti-psychotic chamber, the rest of the crew (with Caroline Manzonow in attendance!) is discussing Jacqueline Laurita. Yes, Teresa blames Jacqueline for the Mayan Calendar failing to drop a house on Melissa Gorga's head. And yes, Jacqueline blames Teresa for her spontaneous combustion which left nothing but some wine corks and a pile of old tweets on Chris' pillow.
So anyway, Jacqueline is here in spirit. Evil spirit!
After Dr. V convinces Teresa and Poison they need to like spend time together not arguing and everyone hugs, Melissa comes in. I was really confused about when Tammy Faye Baker was cast on RHONJ, but there she was sitting there with Dr. V and Poison tearing up and refusing to take responsibility for anything. Huh… OH – wait – that was just Teresa with the worst, most ridiculous eye makeup ever. Seriously, she is so much prettier without the crazy eyelashes and the bad weave.
When you're a housewife making money off your wares and tomes and cocktails, you've got to strike while the iron is hot…and your brand is still making money. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'Brandi Glanville is no dummy, and she's following the Bravo formula to a T.
On the heels of her wildly successful Drinking and Tweeting, Brandi is ready is to get to work on a follow-up book. The wild Bravolebrity promises a no holes barred look at her life, love, and crazy antics, and there is no doubt that readers will be treated to plenty of Brandi's brash humor and jaw-dropping one-liners.
Page Six is reporting that there is some major discord surrounding the talk show which is helmed by the reality star turned mogul…and Bethenny's attitude is to blame. Sources close to the show tell the site that Bethenny is "very particular and difficult," and it's already turning off some of her employees.
Alex McCord is the latest reality star to get our fashion flashback treatment.
The former Real Housewives of New York star is on par with many of her other Housewives cohorts in the fashion department – a few hits and some wacky and tacky misses!
I was pretty shocked that there were SO many photos of Alex, but she IS in New York where there are fifty events happening on any given night, so there's that. Take a look at the few dozen pics we rounded up and share in the comments which looks you love and which ones were complete misses.
Dish Network has launched their new campaign, "Speak Like a Boston".
Can you talk or at least understand the Boston accent? On Talkboston.com you can take quizzes to see how well you can translate the Boston "language" and even learn a few new words and pronunciations for some popular Boston terms. Check out the series of videos, tutorials, tests and games!
Teresa Giudice and Dr. V were together on tonight's episode of Watch What Happens Live. They spent the episode reflecting on the retreat and dishing on everything from Caroline Manzo coming up to help, and Teresa reverting back to her "I'm not to blame" mentality. It left me smacking my head against the wall just a little bit.
Dr. V starts off about her first impression of Teresa, "I met a very whole hearted person, a very vulnerable person." She says she was inspired by the entire family by the time she left.
When Andy plays a clip ofJoe Giudice being the voice of reason, Teresa tears up, saying "because I know my Joe's a sweetheart."
The first caller asks Teresa how it felt to be hugged Joe and Melissa? And also why she called Melissa a bitch? "I was kidding, first of all. It (the hugs) felt really great. It felt good. That's how we are, we kid around. My husband and my brother always bust each others chops. Me and Melissa don't do it that much, but a little bit. That's how we are. And hello, you see Richie. He's like that alll the time."
Real Housewives of New Jersey is right in thick of serious drama. Last week Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga tepidly began to process their issues with the help of the formidable Dr. V (there isn't enough alcohol in the world for me to try and tackle that mess – so props to her!).
Caroline Manzo was also brought on by Teresa to try and mend the issues. "This is a tough bunch. They are very passionate people and very stubborn," Caroline dishes to The Hollywood Reporter.
However Teresa admitting she needed help shocked Caroline enough into going! It's not often Miss. Everything's Fine admits there's a problem, as we know… "I was very surprised to hear from Teresa," Caroline admits. "She's a strong girl and doesn't usually ask for help. I knew something was up."