Reality Tea


The viewer numbers for Sunday night are in! This week, our favorite reality TV shows are competing with Shark Week, which is wildly popular. Who will win?

Real Housewives of New Jersey, Keeping up with the Kardashians, and Sister Wives held steady despite the deadly competition.  Real Housewives of New Jersey's viewership (2.48 million last week and 2.574 this week) didn't seem to be affected by the media storm surrounding Joe and Teresa Giudice's federal indictment

Meanwhile, the sharks ate the Hollywood Exes alive, as only 667,000 viewers bothered to tune in.  Hollywood Exes has two problems in my opinion.  One – too much competition on Sunday. The show should move back to Wednesday. Two – viewers are over the Andrea Kelly and Jessica Canseco drama. 

Finally, Princesses: Long Island finished their first (hopefully last) season on a higher note, with 899,000 viewers.  Even the sharks swam away from this hot mess in search of something less irritating. Princesses Long Island's season average was 889,300.



In less than a month (I know… hold me!) Tamra's OC Wedding will premiere on Bravo.

Since it seems like all you have to do get a reality show around that network is get engaged, the Real Housewives of Orange County star allegedly snatched Gretchen Rossi's storyline and convinced Eddie Judge to stage a romantic proposal in Bora Bora. 

After Eddie proceeded to drag his feet for ages while he waited for the Bravo contract, Tamra Barney secured a wedding date and of course a spinoff! 


Photos: The Real Housewives of Miami Season 3 Premiere Party

The Real Housewives of Miami cast celebrated the premiere of season 3 last night. 

Joanna Krupa, Lea Black, Alexia Echevarria, Marysol Patton, and Adriana de Moura hit the red carpet to kick off the third season of their hit Bravo show.  The only Housewife missing was Lisa Hochstein. Lisa was soaking up some sun in Ibiza and couldn't make the event, Tweeting that she was sad to miss out on it but the timing was bad. We're just sad we missed out on what she might have worn!

A few of the significant others were in attendance, too:  Romain Zago, Frederic Marq and Herman Echevarria turned out to support their ladies. 

I only have one question/complaint: Where's Mama Elsa??!

Season 3 of RHOM kicks off on Monday night, August 12th!



Last night's Dance Moms saw Abby Lee Miller's Broadway Baby return from the dead.  It was frightening.  Even more frightening?  Kelly creepily lurking in the auditorium during this week's competition.  That's right…the season (which has been going on for years now, right?) doesn't seem to be ending anytime soon!

Abby is still basking in her victory over Kathy and her Candy Apples.  She calls the group routine amazing and praises Payton's desire to be part of the team.  Abby spouts on and on about how even the Supremes and the Beatles had to replace members at some point…which brings her to the bottom of the pyramid.  It's no shock that Brooke and Paige at the bottom.  They are followed by Payton for her smart mouth during the competition.  Leslie snaps that Abby needs to call Payton by her name, and not get her confused with Kendall or Brooke.  Abby quips that she's happy to call Payton "replaceable."  Asia and MacKenzie round out the bottom level, and Abby is proud of their performance in the group number.  Kristie 2.0 is livid that MacKenzie is one spot higher than Asia.

Chloe is the bottom of the second tier, and Abby basically tells her that them's the breaks…she did a good job, but whatevs.  Maddie is next on the pyramid because Abby is concerned that if she keeps winning all the time, she'll lose her hunger.  Abby is also getting tired of seeing the same faraway and melancholy facial expressions from Maddie each week.  Kendall is in the second spot because of her mom's gumption when standing up to Kathy and her crazy apple moms.  Can it be?  Dare I hope?  YES!  Nia is finally at the top of the pyramid!  Abby reveals that Nia gained the coveted spot because she was the only dancer who asked Abby how she could improve after the competition.  She is over the mood.



Tamar Braxton is one busy lady!  Not only is the Braxton Family Values star gearing up for her new talk show, she's also fallen in love with her latest role…mom to new baby boy Logan.  She recently showed off her new bundle of joy after a somewhat secret pregnancy.

Of course, now that the cat is out of the bag, Tamar is all about sharing her excitement.  Speaking to Us, Tamar dishes on the birth of her son with husband Vince Herbert.  Of the delivery room antics, she reveals, "Vincent had a Hugh Hefner robe on and was doling out orders to everyone, and my sister Toni was giving unsolicited advice on how to push."




Photo Credit: Ivan Nikolov/wenn

Teresa and Joe Giudice arrive at federal court

Teresa Giudice's indictment is the crash heard round the reality TV world! Nearly everyone has a comment (or a tactful non-comment) about the situation. 

Lea Black, a fellow Housewife with familiarity to the legal process, is speaking out about the Real Housewives of New Jersey star and she feels terrible about the predicament the Giudices have found themselves in

"The consequences may be bigger than anyone would think," Lea told PEOPLE. Lea says her "heart breaks" for Teresa's girls and the family. "It's a bad situation for them to be in."

And she thinks those around Teresa should remain positive. "You don't kick someone when they're down. They've got four kids, they're in a lot of trouble and they're trying to survive." Lea also comments that Teresa may need "help" raising the girls because of the possibility of Juicy "going away." 


The Real Housewives of Miami - Season 3

You know, it's a shocker that Adriana de Moura and Joanna Krupa aren't biffles.  Maybe the Real Housewives of Miami stars are just too much alike to get along.  To be honest, but for their hair color, they could practically be the same person.  Both ladies have explosive tempers, flawless figures, and potty mouths, and they strive to always be the center of attention while stringing along the men in their lives.  Wonder twin powers, activate!  Form of: silicone ice, shape of: boobalicious Bravolebrity!

Now Adriana is following in Joanna's PETA footsteps, and now she's starring in her own animal empowering photo shoot.