Kristen gushes, “Smiletrain event! It’s finally here! My first ever charity event! I am so honored to be a part of such an amazing organization! We raised a bunch of money, thanks to Heather [Thomson]and Yummie!” Kristen goes on to clarify Heather’s involvement in her charity work, which consisted of more than throwing “a few necklaces down on a table” and demanding acknowledgment. “Let me set the record straight! Heather and I had collaborated six weeks before the event to work out the details that her Yummie team had been in contact with Smiletrain about to set up the pop-up store and work out the logistics.”
Melissa reiterates that Lauren wanted Caroline Manzo to wear white to her wedding last weekend. She said Dina did come to the church but that’s it. She confirms that Joe Giudice didn’t attend. She also says that Joeyinsisted on wearing those plaid pants despite Melissa asking him to dress in all black.
Tamra Judge is admitting that she and Eddie Judge bit off more togetherness than they could chew by opening a new business in their first year of marriage. In this week’s episode of Real Housewives Of Orange County Tamra told Eddie she’s going to be less involvement in CUT Fitness to re-focus on her real estate career.
“Getting married and starting a business in the same year was a challenge and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone,” advises Tamra. “CUT Fitness has had its up and downs and so many times I wanted to throw in the towel, but what I have learned is it takes a good three years to get a company off the ground.
Kim Richards is baaaaack to ramble about “MY SOBRIETY” again. After being in and out of several rehabs following an April arrest, Kim insists, “I love sobriety!” And this time she plans to stay that way. We’ll believe it when we see it — hopefully NOT on Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills!
“I’ve always loved sobriety,” Kim declares. “Relapsing was very hard for me.” Kim blames Kyle Richards and other family issues for her very-public falling off of the wagon. Isn’t one of the steps taking accountability? “Monty, my ex-husband, is very sick and my son wasn’t well. And I had to give away my dog, and I wasn’t talking to my sister.”
MDLLA will once again follow the ups and downs of Josh Altman, Josh Flagg, James Harris, and David Parnes. In season 8, Josh Altman is all about selling real estate – a million dollars a day to be exact – but Heather Bilyeu is all about making babies. Josh Flagg is “always moving forward” thanks to his grandmother’s influence on his life. “With boyfriend Colton at his side,” shares Bravo, “Josh Flagg is more aggressive than ever as he aims to become L.A.’s top-selling real estate agent.” As for James and David, they’re both struggling to find a work/home balance. “When work stress mounts, they lash out, causing them to not only clash with competing agents, but also each other.”
I may be in the minority, but this season of Real Housewives of New York is just the bees’ knees for me. Bethenny Frankel grates on my last nerve, but I find her much more likable and down-to-earth than the Bethenny who covers the tabloids as I’m checking out at the grocery store. Dorinda Medley is a wonderful addition, simply because you never know what you’re going to get. She’s like a tamer, yet angrier, less likely to strip for fun version of Sonja Morgan. Luann de Lesseps and Heather Thomson both want to be cool, but I find them to be um, I don’t know, uncool most of the time–but entertaining nonetheless!
This crew doesn’t stew indefinitely after a blow-up (except on Twitter), and their personalities mix well together for both silly pettiness and those rare but endearing moments when you realize that some of these friendships are the real deal. Of course, Carole Radziwill has remained my favorite since she first burst on the scene, but she’s not winning points with a few folks (one in particular) after this week’s episode.