Reality Tea


Last week on Shahs of SunsetGolnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi expressed interest in cutting her pregnant sisters face, Mercedes "MJ" Javid accused Lilly Ghalichi of sexual pet endangerment, and Reza Farahan and Mike Shouhed blindsided MJ at the office. A heated exchange ensued. In the end, Reza walked out, saying to MJ, "Mike and I are going to go talk about real estate and you can make some nail appointments."

Fast forward to Mike and Reza's business lattes, Reza self-righteously says, "That's crazy. Who does that in an office atmosphere?" Reza, honey… you do. Reza says he's done with MJ because she called him fat and sided with GG. He sounds like a child.
Lilly introduces us to her sister Yassamin. I have to say, Yassamin is smoking hot. And she's naturally gorgeous. I imagine Lilly is too… but it's hard to tell under 100 pounds of makeup, hair, and boobs. Lilly could benefit from a serious make-under. Lilly repeatedly mentions that she's the younger sister because most people incorrectly guess her to be the older sister. 
Lilly, Coconut, and Yassamin go for a walk. While Coconut spins, Lilly asks her sister to join her at the group's next party. Yassamin doesn't understand why Lilly would want to hang out with these people…specifically with MJ and Omid, who have offended Lilly in the past. Clearly, Yassamin doesn't know how reality TV works. To us, Lilly voices her concern about seeing Omid since he threatened to back hand her the last time she saw him. She says, "I'm a little worried that he may throw another line like that at me, and my sister, being my older sister is going to get defensive. My sister is a f-ing tiger." 

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Oh, it seems like at least one couple from Teen Mom is really trying to make it work!  I'll admit, most of the girls from both Teen Mom franchises make really stupid decisions and do totally dumb things–even when they have an amazing support system.  None of them seem to be in healthy relationships except for Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra.  Surprisingly, this pair had the most stacked against them…her mom was an addict, his dad was in and and out of jail, and they ended up becoming step-siblings when her mom and his dad entered into a tumultuous marriage.  It's enough to mess up any teen couple.  Or anyone, for that matter!

However, Catelynn and Tyler are different.  They've been together since the seventh grade, and, realizing that their daughter could be raised in a much more stable environment, they decided to choose adoption.  They are the only couple in the history of 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom to do so.  While they've definitely struggled in their relationship (Catelynn needs a lot of reassurance), they seem to be committed to one another and are now engaged.  Even if Catelynn and Tyler don't make it (I really hope they do), they are more mature than all of the other Teen Moms (1 and 2!) put together.  That may not be saying much, but I still think they still think they are head and shoulders above their counterparts. 

I'll admit, I laughed a bit when Tyler decided to move to New Orleans to focus on his acting career–mainly because he went to New Orleans and not New York or Los Angeles…or even Wilmington, North Carolina!  When Tyler decided to fulfill his dreams, he and Catelynn vowed to make their relationship work long distance.  Now, the couple is reunited for the holidays.


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I'll admit, my fist pumping has turned into more of a fist wrist flick.  Not only did the Jersey Shore end, it ended with a fizzle, not a grenade.  It was time, and although I love my gross, orange, drunk, poorly dressed friends, that finale was just too tame.  Don't get me wrong…I wasn't looking for alcohol infused antics, but these roommates have shown us time and again that they can entertain without being totally wasted.  The pranks, rascal races, family dinners, and meatball auditions were hilarious.  The series finale was not.


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Last night was a Sister Wives' road trip from hell.  I got totally stressed out just watching it.  Kody Brown's behavior rivaled that of his youngest children, and we learned that Meri Brown and Robyn Sullivan-Brown's great-great-(and great) grandfathers were both hanging out in Nauvoo, Illinois at the same time.  Perhaps that's why they have such a connection?  Christine Brown fancied herself a Chris Brown with her impromptu stand-up routines during the sofa interviews, and I think that Janelle Brown said maybe three words.  She was probably still traumatized from the road trip. 

The episode begins as the family is celebrating Logan's birthday.  Kody announces that everyone is going to file into two RVs for a road trip to Nauvoo, Illinois which is where the Church of Latter Day Saints gained popularity.  While the Browns aren't a part of that denomination, they are looking forward to learning more about their Mormon forefathers.  Needless to say, the teenagers aren't super thrilled at the idea of driving three days to Illinois to learn their church history, while the younger kids just hear "RVs." 

Hunter and Logan manage to get out of the pilgrimage thanks to prior plans and football camp.  The teen girls are beyond jealous of their brothers' good fortune.  Logan and Hunter aren't even pretending they're upset to missing this debacle.  Christine and Robyn will be staying in hotels while the other ladies will be bunking in the RVs.


The Real Housewives of Atlanta - Season 5

Kenya Moore is the resident Real Housewives of Atlanta crazy and while many have suspected she is majorly ramping things up for the camera time and career boost – something about me thinks her koo-koo-kachoo behavior may just be more authentic than we think! 

Kenya has already been caught in one scandal to get a storyline for the show. She convinced former boyfriend Walter Jackson to pose as her serious boyfriend whom she was talking marriage and family with. Unfortunately once the cameras stopped rolling Walter decided to call it quits on the prank prompting Kenya to start spreading rumors around Atlanta that he is gay! 

Well, now Kenya is apparently being caught in another lie! Anyone remember when Kenya claimed she owned her massive Atlanta home? According to a popular Atlanta blogger Funky Dineva, Kenya is only renting it!


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After two and a half years of marriage and denying the divorce rumors that have been circulating for months, Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are splitting up.

Bethenny released a statement this afternoon to confirm the break up news. 

"It brings me great sadness to say that Jason and I are separating. This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family. We have love and respect for one another and will continue to amicably co-parent our daughter who is and will always remain our first priority. This is an immensely painful and heartbreaking time for us."

Bethenny also took to Twitter to express her sadness. 

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Bethenny and Jason have been together since 2008 and have one child together, daughter Bryn Hoppy, 2.


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Normally the week leading up to Christmas (and the week after) is pretty quiet on the news front, but when it comes to reality TV stars, there's no such thing as time off from trying to grab that spotlight! 

This week we saw more drama with Brandi Glanville and LeAnn Rimes, which has us on #TeamBrandi all the way.  We won't discuss how many copies of her book I have on preorder just to show my support.

The Real Housewives of Miami ended their season on a high note of closure and clarity.

And finally, we said goodbye to our favorite guidos and guidettes on Thursday night as the cast of Jersey Shore shared their last days in the shore house.  Here's to hoping for a special reunion show down the road. (at the shore house, of course!)

Check out the rest of the news, recaps and photos that you might have missed this week! 


Giggy helps judge Miss Universe Pageant

LeAnn Rimes ruins Carly Rose Sonneclar's song on X Factor

La La Anthony is a sexy disco ball at the VH1 Diva event

Coco gives Vegas a peepshow

See the fashion wrecks and winners of the week


Kim G heads back to TV with a new reality show!

Asa Soltan Rahmati's secret boyfriend revealed as Jermaine Jackson, Jr.

Courtney Stodden continued to creep us out

Sources call Melissa's new book a joke

Jenelle Evans raised a ruckus on Twitter

RHONY faces a cast shake up!

Kim Zolciak keeps the home fires burning (all 8 of them)

Kyle Richards denies any wrong-doing at her dinner party


The Basketball Wives get together to rehash the past

The Teen Mom 2 cast make big changes in their love lives

Feed your inner foodie with Top Chef Seattle's recap

Faye Resnick sticks her nose where it's not wanted on RHOBH

Big Rich Texas ends the season with a bang!


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Real Housewives of New Jersey star and Voli Light Vodka brand ambassador Melissa Gorga spent some time greeting members of the military at NEX Navy Base this week in Norfolk, Virginia.  

Winners were treated to a meet and greet with Melissa, chatting about holiday cocktail recipes and posing for photos.

It's been a busy week for Mrs. Gorganew books, personal appearances, and more.  I'm a little surprised we didn't get a new Christmas single!


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