While she's not filming her talk show, Bethenny still interacts with her fans the way any normal celeb does…thank you, Twitter! The Bravo diva has tried to converse with her followers lately about the state of her hormones–and her thoughts on walking down the aisle again!
Things begin with Heather Dubrow being ridiculous. Apparently Heather just cannot possibly attend Lydia's salsa party if AlexisBellino is there given that Alexis is like soooo fake and phony and faux and everything horrible. Lydia encourages Heather to try and make amends with Alexis and call her so they can put their differences aside. Lydia calls herself the "Friendship Whisperer." If this woman starts teaching classes and writing how-to books about training people to curb their aggression using treats I think I might explode.
After much twisting of the Chanel pearls ('cause costume jewelry is only acceptable if it's Chanel) Heather concedes she will be the bigger person and call Alexis. Lydia lets out a squee.
I do like thatBravo focuses on them as a group – for better or for worse – and doesn't allow any one Princess to dominate the show. However, in my opinion, the cast as a whole is neither likable nor interesting. I mean, these women are in their late twenties and early thirties, and really all we have seen thus far is one drunken fight over Facebook and a ridiculous amount of crying over high school drama from twelve years ago. I expected so much more.
Casey Cohen and Erica Gimbel break down the drama in their Bravo blogs. Erica insists she "respected" Casey's relationship with Dave, the boyfriend, and Casey calls her a liar. Also, Erica explains why she was so out of sorts in the Hamptons and addresses the Adderall.
Real Housewives of New Jersey premiered at 2.84 million, which dipped down to 2.25 the next week and again lowering to 2.13 this past Sunday night. Princesses: Long Islandstarted out at 1.2 million viewers in its first week, dropping to 887,000 the next week and winding up with just 780,000 this week! Also declining steadily is Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Kim and family debuted at over 3 million, dropped to 2.46 the next week and landed at just 2.11 million this week.
Hollywood Exes returns for a second season next month on VH1 and will feature a new cast member. But the interesting part is that the new castmate isn't Daphne Wayans!
Back for another season are Nicole Murphy, ex-wife of Eddie Murphy, Jessica Canseco, ex-wife of Jose Canseco, Mayte Garcia, ex-wife of Prince, Sheree Fletcher, ex-wife of Will Smith, and Andrea (Drea) Kelly, ex-wife of R. Kelly.Shamicka Lawrence, recently divorced from comedian/actor Martin Lawrence, joins the group.
Daphne was initially confirmed as a new castmate earlier this year and we even interviewed her the day that VH1 verified she had signed on. A few months later, a small rumble of rumors emerged, speculating that Daphne had been fired for being too difficult to deal with. Nobody confirmed or denied the reports, but judging from the season 2 lineup and not a single mention of Daphne, it seems the rumors were true.
I'll be honest. I have been actively trying to connect with these couples to no avail. There was so much bickering and pettiness. However, last night's Newlyweds: The First Year actually made me feel for the couples (it's about time given that the finale is next week!). I celebrated their successes, and I was upset about their hardships. Tina Sugandh and Tarz Ludwigsen suffer through a traumatic event, and they grow closer thanks to Tina's dad's ridiculous new girlfriend. Blair Late is concerned about how active Jeff Pedersen's solo sex life is, while Kim and Alaska Gedeon actually get along. He's even quite charming! I know. I couldn't believe it either. Kathryn Bougadis and John Lagoudesimpatiently wait (and wait and wait and wait) for the birth of their son.
After being excited about her cycle being late, a teary Tina reveals to her mother-in-law that she suffered a miscarriage. It's heartbreaking to hear her say she's not fit to carry a child. Tarz's mom reminds Tina to look at this as an isolated incident. She doesn't want her daughter-in-law to jump to conclusions with no medical information to back up her worries.