It was reported back in September that Bethenny had already signed on for season 8, but she now makes it official: “Yes. I am back [this season], and it is spicy. You know last year, I had my ‘new car smell’ still on me. And I wasn’t getting into too much trouble. This season, I am knee-deep in the mud.”
Lisa starts off talking about the revelation that it was Erika who tattled to Yolanda about the kids being brought up. “Just so we’re clear here, I don’t give a sh– that Erika told Yolanda anything, and I wasn’t “calling her out” about doing so. I simply wanted my own name cleared from this part of the scenario. I already have enough on my plate to own, thank you very much.”
Y’all, I am not excited about Twitter drama (lie), but if I was, it’s only because of what it means. In the case of Kathryn Dennis’ recent social media tirade against Thomas Ravenel, it means that Southern Charm is gearing up for another season, and that, to me, is like Christmas. I. Love. This. Show.
No, I don’t take joy in the parents of two beautiful children airing their dirty laundry in the Twitterverse. However, I do applaud Kathryn for putting it out there and keeping it out there, unlike other stars who tweet, retreat, and delete! If she said it, she’s sticking to it! Also, the cynic in me believes that when we start hearing about outside feuds (knowing that Shep Rose, Cameran Eubanks, and crew have wrapped filming in Charleston), it’s because the puppeteers at Bravo are amping up anticipation for the third round of Southern Charm. It’s a Bravo formula that has worked well with multiple franchises, amirite?
Before we get into the lemon-lyme mess of moushchen-houschen-doth-protestest-too-much, the ladies are still in San Diego recovering from the Erika Jayne treatment. As if the Erika Jayne gyration experience wasn’t enough, she gave them whiplash when she bold-faced lied the night before. Nevertheless the ladies are climbing aboard Erika’s golden tour bus for a trip to Kathryn Edwards‘ house. At Kathryn’s they may not have c-nty necklaces, or a plethora of naked male dancers, but they do have a fireplace of stones imported from Jerusalem!
Over brunch Eileen Davidson demands an answer to who told Yolanda that Bella and Anwar’s Lyme was discussed (and lied about the context). Finally Erika confesses. No one asks why she lied the night before, or to Yolanda. She claims she merely mentioned the discussion to Yo. The side-eye of Lisa Vanderpump does not believe her.
Yolanda and Andy talk about her daughters being everywhere – on magazine covers, walking in the fashion shows, etc. Andy mentions that Lisa Rinna was at the Tommy Hilfiger NYFW show at the same time Yolanda was but Yolanda says she didn’t know it until Anwar asked, “Isn’t that the woman who said you had Munchausen’s disease?” Andy praises her for getting the pronunciation of Munchausen right. She says she had a lot of practice from hearing it on the show so much. He plays a montage of all the times Yolanda attempted to pronounce the word on RHOBH.
Gizelle Bryant is not mincing words when it comes to her two younger castmates’ behavior on this week’s Real Housewives of Potomac! Whether it’s in defense of the dirt dug up on her good friend Robyn Dixon, or the eye bleach we all needed after witnessing Katie Rost publicly swap spit with her boyfriend Andrew, Gizelle is ready to call it like she sees it.
But first, a few words about her ex-hubby, Pastor Jamal Bryant, who made an appearance on RHOP for lunch with their kiddos. Gizelle explains, “My girls absolutely love spending time and doing fun things with both their parents. Jamal and I love our kids and want to see them happy so anytime we get together it is nothing but fun and laughs. As a divorced parent my responsibility is to make the best situation possible for my kids and anything less is just selfish.”
If there’s one thing that Abby Lee Miller can consistently do, it’s bring the crazy to Dance Moms. Despite her legal woes, she managed to be a part of last night’s episode–although she appeared to be on the verge of a mental breakdown the entire time. However, I don’t think Abby’s as unhinged as she appears…I think it’s all ego. Also, Lifetime, I’m on to you adding nine extra minutes to the episodes this season. Not cool.
Abby is sporting pajamas and rollers as the ALDC waits to practice. Jill has her nose so far up Abby’s bum in hopes of drawing her out of the insanity. “Your hair is going to look so great when you finally take out of those hot rollers,” and, “You don’t want to go out on the bottom…you need to show the world you’ve still got it!” Abby retorts that she wasn’t put on this earth for the Feds to make her look bad. She’s done working with the ALDC. Holly questions whether they should pursue an opportunity with Debbie Allen. They want to be supportive, but if she doesn’t want them there, they don’t have other options. As Abby melts down, she shuns Melissa and Jill who hope she’ll change her mind. Gia is equally stressed as she works with the girls on their group number.