I know, I know. Like you, I thought we'd (kind of) heard the last of Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars Jon Gosselin and ex-wife Kate. Sure, they'd appear every once in a while with a complaint or a new haircut, but, for the most part, they had left the building.
Enter VH1's Couples Therapy. With that one reality television gem that sensationalized Jon's "journey" post-divorce, the most dysfunctional family of eight was once again thrust down our throats like a bad corn dog. I'll be honest…I'd been Team Jon because I believed he'd intentionally dropped off our radar in an effort to be a "normal, hard-working dad," but in all actuality, he's just as much a fame whore as his ridiculous ex. Thanks, TLC. That was a can of worms that should have never been opened!
So I'm really trying to make sense of Aviva Drescher. Like really. I initially thought she was a breath of fresh air on her first season of Real Housewives of New York. And then her dad arrived…as did her phobias (and no judgment on the phobias…I have my own compound of them). The next thing I knew she was slinging around the phrase "white trash" about Ramona Singer and Sonja "Sexy J" Morgan. While she wasn't quite wrong, I think you'll agree that her delivery fell very short. It was awkward. And awful. It was what reality television should be if you want to cringe a lot.
Imagine my surprise (our collective surprise) when she arrives for her sophomore season kissing more a$$ than I ever thought possible. She hated Ramona. That's fine. Own it! But her constant "you look fabulous, can we try to be friends?" coupled with "your hair is just so white, I love it!" (as a fan of the blonde bleach, let me assure you that white hair is never a compliment unless you're a Golden Girl). Now, Aviva, who does have the luxury of knowing how the season transpires, has decided to play the victim. She's like a gargoyle…and that's not me making that comparison…it's her! What the—?
Lisa's hubby Ken Todd was in attendance, as was Tori Spelling's mom Candy, and even Real Housewives of Miami's Joanna Krupa. I'd give Joanna crap for trying to cozy up to Lisa in the hopes of landing a spot on RHOBH, but she's a big animal rights supporter, so I can't give her too much hell. She did share a smooch with a member of the Modern Family cast – see the gallery. Sadly, no Romain Zago sighting. What gives, Jo?
In other SUR news, Lisa's restaurant made it on OpenTable's Diners' Choice Top 100 List – "2014 Hot Spot Restaurants in America". Congrats, Lisa!
Kim Kardashian is desperately trying to keep up with the A-listers, and it's costing her big time! You might wonder what more Kim has to lose – she's already lost her dignity and self-respect, but now she's apparently losing all the money she earned in the process.
“That woman burns through money like no one else," a friend tells Life & Style. “She’s the rich version of living paycheck to paycheck.” Kim is dropping piles of cash on things like lavish gifts, clothing, shopping sprees, and the insanely lavish mansion she is renovating with Kanye West. The friend reveals that Kim recently spent $100,000 on a Cartier watch for Kanye.
Proving that no job is too corny for the Real Housewives of New Jersey star, she just released a new commercial for her Fabellini wine. Teresa has been doing bottle signings all over and really selling the product.
"Sexy. Sophisticated." (Two words that totally come to mind when I think of Teresa!) "We invite you to fall in love," says Teresa as she smizes her heart out. Well, hopefully it'll work. Reality Tea has tried it – and we were not swept away by the sexy sophisticatedness. Nor did we fall in love.
Brandi is irritated at Kyle for not fully explaining the tabloid situation and giving her some credit for warning Kyle early on that the rumors of Mauricio's cheating was about to break. "Kyle knows the truth about the tabloids — case closed. I still don't quite understand why Kyle doesn't acknowledge the fact that I warned her in advance about the stories coming out in Star magazine because I had a friend that worked there. I myself have gone through a similar situation and I would have loved a warning or a heads up."