Reality Tea

Bravo Channel cast members leaving for the NBC upfronts

A few more photos of our favorite (and really not so favorite) reality stars are trickling in this morning.  Cameras caught a few of the stars as they arrived at the hotel earlier in the day and several of them as they left their hotel last night to head to the event.

The stars in attendance are usually a sign of who might be coming back for the next season and who isn't.  For instance, I think it's pretty clear that Lilly Ghalichi won't be returning to Shahs of Sunset next season since her co-stars were all on hand last night and she's back in L.A.  That, coupled with the fact that she has had almost no interaction with them since the reunion pretty much says it all.  #sadface

NeNe Leakes is another example.  Rumors were swirling about her status.  Was she fired? Did she quit? Was she downgraded? Sources came out of the woodwork, cryptic Tweets were sent out to tease the fans, and then she turns up for the presentation, which pretty much means she was invited back for another season of Atlanta.  But no sign of Kenya Moore or Porsha Stewart or Phaedra Parks – all so that we can be kept guessing for a little while longer what Bravo decided to do about those messes. 

Shannon and Heather feud over chair

This week's reality TV viewer numbers are in – Real Housewives of Orange County dropped down to 1.435 million viewers last week, but it bounced back. 1.746 million watched Heather and Shannon fight over a chair this week. Ramona's crazy antics in the Berkshires brought 1.427 million viewers back to Real Housewives of New York this week. 

Last week, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta returned with an impressive 3.761 million viewers. For reasons unknown, VH1 aired a second episode last week, which garnered only 2.642 million. This week's regularly scheduled episode attracted 3.216 million viewers. 

Only 1.791 million bothered to watch the Real Housewives of Atlanta secrets revealed special – and without RHOA's lead-in, Married to Medicine lost over a million viewers. 1.226 million tuned in to see more Mariah vs. Quad drama at the WEN conference. 16 and Pregnant lost viewers too. 1.069 million watched Summer's story this week.

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Beyond Fashion Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

I don't know about y'all, but I'll be thrilled when Kim Kardashian and Kanye West finally get hitched so all the speculation about when, where, and who surrounding their upcoming wedding can finally be put to rest…until we start speculating about baby number two, South! In fact, the only question I have regarding their marriage is WHY do I care so much? 

Today's nuptial gossip brings us a totally new location for the big day, some strict rules regarding photographs (and no doubt surveillance footage) of Queen B and Jay-Z, and some hang-ups regarding that pesky prenuptial agreement. Let's start with that, shall we?

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Bachelorette Andi

I'm glad to see that some things haven't changed. Former Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis is still a pretty big douchebag. Don't tell me you're surprised! With the premiere of Bacherlorette Andi Dorfman's season next week, Juan Pablo is already vowing not to watch. Please.

Juan Pablo tells Life & Style, “I’ve never seen the show before. [On the Bachelor] I wanted to see what they put on TV and what they didn’t' In this case, I have nothing to see there.” He never saw the show? Sure. And keep blaming editing, buddy. That always works! While he's not a fan of the franchise, he does admit to appearing on the May 19th opener, sharing, “I gave [Andi] advice when she was announced, so you’ll see me on May 19 doing something.”

When asked if he'd be watching, he shrugs, "I doubt it." Give me a break.

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bravoupfront

Bravolebrities on the loose in NYC tonight!  Kim Richards, Kandi Burruss, Kyle Richards, Melissa Gorga, Vicki Gunvalson and Sonja Morgan all met up for drinks after the Bravo upfront presentations and smiled for their bossman Andy Cohen. 

Reza Farahan was tapped to talk on stage about Shahs of Sunset, while the cast of Vanderpump Rules, The Real Housewives (of every city except Miami) and Flipping Out hit the red carpet and sat in the audience for the presentations.  Also spotted – NeNe Leakes front and center – an obvious sign that she's sticking around RHOA (or maybe landed a spinoff?).

So far the photo agencies only have a handful of pics from the event, but a slew of reality stars Tweeted and Instagrammed photos and we've rounded up some of them for you!  Take a peek at the festivities below and tell us what show you're looking forward to the most!

Neil Patrick Harris

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine's 60th Spirit of Achievement Luncheon

Your favorite reality stars were seen out and about this week.  From Melissa Gorga to RHONY's Kristen Taekman to Coco Austin and more!

Above: Real Housewives of New Jersey's Dina Manzo hangs with Real Housewives of New York City stars Ramona Singer and Aviva Drescher at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine's 60th Annual Spirit of Achievement Luncheon at The Plaza Hotel. 

Below you'll find pictures of the Kardashian sisters arriving at the upfront presentations in NYC (more of those pics featuring the Bravolebrities coming later), Kelly Bensimon on the streets of NYC, and Lisa Vanderpump attending an event with Ken Todd.  You'll also find LuAnn de Lesseps, Lilly Ghalichi and others.

Ken Todd and Lisa Vanderpump PUMP grand opening

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump is celebrating the opening of her new West Hollywood bar, PUMP, this week. According to RumorFix, "PUMP will be featured on Vanderpump Rules – Bravo's cameras were everywhere!" 

Many reality TV stars attended the grand opening, including Joanna Krupa, Bruno Tonioli, Joyce Giraud, Carlton Gebbia, Jenni Pulos, and Gretchen Rossi. Of course we all noticed who wasn't there too! About that, Lisa snarked, "All of the housewives had an invitation, but I might have forgotten to mail some of them." On a serious note, Lisa added, "This is a night of positivity – and after what I went through last season, I just need it to be a positive night." 

We already shared red carpet photos from PUMP's grand opening. Today, we gathered up a few party shots of Lisa and her guests, as well as pictures of PUMP's decor. Lisa designed PUMP herself. "I wanted to create a garden that makes you feel like you're in paradise, like France," Lisa told the LA Times. "I always look for what I think the market needs in a certain space. For this – it is very gay friendly because we are right in boy's town."

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