Reality Tea

What Happened on Exile, Stays on Exile

Survivor began over 17 years ago as a social experiment of sorts: What would happen if different people, from various walks of life, of different religious beliefs, ages, and ethnicities, creeds, classes, and color, were put together on an island and forced to vote each other out?

In the Summer of 2000, with Survivor’s very first season, this question was put to the ultimate test, and television’s best Reality TV show was born. The reason it has endured for 34 seasons is not just because of the concept, or the entertainment value…surely there are other shows that haven’t lasted half as long as Survivor, that included elements of strategy, competition, or battling the elements. One of the main reasons that Survivor has lasted for so long was on display during the latest episode of Survivor: Game Changers. There wasn’t a massive blindside (well, not in the normal sense of the word anyways). There wasn’t an amazing come-from-behind challenge victory. No idols were played. No, on occasion, Survivor crosses the line and enters into social relevancy, tackling topics that are far more complex in the real world but dealing with them in a real, human way, within the microcosm of the game.

Please be warned that there are spoilers to follow, as we will be discussing in detail the events that took place during Episode 6 of Survivor: Game Changers.


BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Caitlyn Jenner attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)

Caitlyn Jenner makes a lot of accusations in new book – Dlisted

I’ve never heard of this wedding guest policy, have you? – Celebitchy

Gigi lands yet another cover – The Fashion Spot

Learn why your dog is tearing up your yard – Dogtime

Tyrese is dishing out dating advice to the ladies – Dlisted

Luann & Tom

Luann de Lesseps, now going by Luann D’Agostino (she will never be without her Extra D), wants everyone to know that she and Tom D’Agostino are completely in love and their marriage is very much closed – well except for the plethora of Real Housewives Of New York who can’t keep their noses out of what’s happening under Luann’s sheets!

Dorinda Medley also agrees that it’s time to leave Tom and Luann be.

On the season premiere, Ramona Singer used her crazy eyes to hypnotize Luann into believing she truly wishes her and Tom all the happiness in the world, and will stop speculating about their relationship. Then Ramona guzzled some Pinot and resumed her Googling.


What Happened on Exile, Stays on Exile

The Queen has now fallen, so who, if anyone, will step up to claim the crown? It’s not quite a game of thrones on Survivor, but with another big target like Sandra Diaz-Twine now out of the mix, there is sure to be a bit of blood spilled as the remaining 14 players jostle for position in the game. In addition to blood, it looks like tonight’s new episode will also feature some tears being shed, as one tribe faces an emotional meltdown.

In case you missed last week’s episode, you can get caught up here with our Episode 5 Recap, as well as the Exit Interview with last week’s voted out contestant.


Real Housewives of New York season premiere

In all honesty, the Real Housewives of New York season 9 premiere was kind of snooze fest. Basically nothing happened, but I was happy to see my girl Sonja Morgan again. In contrast, Luann de Lesseps and Dorinda Medley were happy not to see Sonja. It looks like Sonja has a tough season ahead of her. Even her on-again bestie Ramona Singer didn’t fully have her back – but that is not exactly shocking at this point in the series.

Sonja wasn’t happy to watch the episode and hear what everyone was saying behind her back. At least she had some cute scenes with Bethenny Frankel. It’s surprising after their Tipsy Girl feud last year, but grudges are short-lived on this show. The best alliances friendships are constantly switching up.


Craig Conover

As per usual, pretty much everyone in the Southern Charm fandom has been giving Craig Conover a hard time about his (lack of) desire to become a lawyer. Not only that, but Craig’s girlfriend Naomie Olindo has joined in on the quest to motivate Craig to focus and finally take that bar exam.

And of course, Craig has a lot to say after another Craig-focused episode has aired. He shared his side of the story in a series of tweets.


Teen Mom 2 recap

I can’t think of anyone I would trust less to ‘fix’ my life than Leah Messer, but apparently she wants to be a life coach. How in the hell do they determine the certification process for that?

The Teen Mom 2 star who had two disastrous marriages, a cheating scandal, a terminally messy house, a messy custody battle, and Cheetos, spray tan, man, and ‘other’ addictions, but has no job to speak of, just announced she is in the business of giving US advice on how to fix our lives. Heaven help anyone who would hire Leah!


Heidi Montag pregnant

I was all about The Hills back in the day. Sure, we were all rooting for Lauren Conrad to succeed, but all of the viewers have to admit that it was Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt’s antics that really made the show interesting to watch. They were always providing the entertainment. And now they are joining (most of) their fellow Hills alums in the parents club.

A lot of people doubted their relationship, but they’ve actually been married for eight years, so I’m a little surprised they didn’t have a baby sooner, but I love how Heidi is pregnant at the same time Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port are. In my head, I’m dreaming of Heidi and Lauren’s babies becoming friends, but I know LC would never go for that. Aside from that, I can’t wait for more cheesy photo shoots and hopefully some reality TV appearances involving this pregnancy and the eventual baby. I am in the minority on this one, but I am so on board with a Speidi resurgence.