Reality Tea

Bethenny Frankel

At first, I was kinda shocked Bethenny Frankel announced her return to Real Housewives of New York prior to any official season seven announcements courtesy of Andy or Bravo, but I’ve since had an ah-ha! moment.

Bethenny‘s currently in the middle of a press tour for her books, Cookie Meets Peanut and Skinnygirl Cocktails, so now she’s promoting the books AND she’s talking about the ratings challenged show. As they say, timing is everything.

In a recent interview with Extra, Bethenny talked about her decision to return to Real Housewives of New York, her personal life, and her reaction to Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Teresa Giudice‘s prison sentence.



Love & Hip Hop Atlanta fans are going to be floored to hear that Benzino and Althea Eaton have been fired from the show and won’t be included in season 4!  Benzino learned of the news online this afternoon and is not taking it very well.  Our Lauren is not going to take this well, either! 

Benzino is going nuclear on Twitter, bashing the show and lashing out at their decision to keep Stevie J. and Joseline Hernandez and not him and Althea.  He shares that they were planning to get married on the show in season 4! 

Benzino writes, “Damn, I thought after all I have done for the franchise, I eould be appriciated, not vicitmized, I guess doing the right thing dont count.  So this is what happens when a man shows loyalty to his so called bro huh? All I did was stick up and protect the woman I fell in love with.” 

Tori Spelling

A stressed Tori Spelling broke down in tears on True Tori last night. Well, err, she covered her face and whined obnoxiously when she felt pressured to sell a warehouse full of her stuff to make money. And it is out with the old storyline, cheating husband, and in with the new storyline, financial crisis.

Tori is a hoarder, but she doesn’t want to sell anything <boohoohoo> because her dad would not have wanted her <boohoohoo> to live modestly.

When Dean McDermott asked why she’s so against selling the stuff, Tori said, “It’s a life I built. It’s a life I worked really hard for. Everyone mocked me… they thought my dad gave me everything. They gave me nothing. I worked so hard for all of that. It’s MY stuff. At 41 years old, I don’t want to think I have to sell off everything to start over. My dad would not have wanted this.”


Khloe Kardashian

Well, what else is she supposed to say? Khloe Kardashian is just about to premiere the latest spin-off of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons. A series that just happens to prominently feature her relationship with former flame, French Montana.

So, despite reports that French was just using Khloe for her fame, she has to spin it in a positive way for her new show, right? Of course, she does! Also, because Kris Jenner told her that is how she needs to spin it…..


amy johnson and kelley johnson below deck season 2 reunion

It was rough waters for rookie reality TV members and siblings Amy Johnson and Kelley Johnson, who relied on each other to survive a tumulus season of Below Deck – which included gossiping Kat, heartbreaker Jennice, and crazy crazy charter guests! 

Amy and Kelley reflect on their first season and how they processed working in such stressful circumstances. It turns out having a blood is thicker than water ally definitely worked to their advantages. Neither shares whether or not they’d come back for another season, however. If they’re invited, that is. Rumor has it Bravo plans to shake up the crew every season to prevent the drama from going stale, but keeping a couple key players like Captain Lee and Chef Ben Robinson

Amy admits she had reservations about joining the crew of The Honor. “For me, [the cast] already had this established relationship so they were really in tune — especially with Captain Lee. When your leader already feels the vibe with those three, it was kind of like odd man out and [I had] to prove that I can earn his respect.”


kim kardashian wants respect at the recode social media conference

Kim Kardashian is trying to make a name for herself outside of vapid sex tape star, dramatic divorcee, and reality TV harlot. The name she is trying to make for herself is Mrs. West: fashion savvy, business maven, who is a force to be reckoned with! And she wants people to respect her work. 

Kim is tired of not being taken seriously and blames Keeping Up With The Kardashians for putting a negative connotation on all she has accomplished

“I pride myself with my work ethic, and I work really hard,” Kim says. “I think when people hear that I might have gotten success off of a ‘reality show,’ they take that as a negative. We’re in our tenth season. We have more episodes than ‘I Love Lucy.’ We have so many milestones that people don’t think about.” Milestones… um… divorces, butt injections, child slave labor, and selling out your most intimate personal moments for attention. Got it! 

Kim says she is proud of the “well-shot, well-lit home movies” which is what she considers KUWTK and cites the ability for her family to “share” and treasure these moments on film for the rest of their lives. 



This week on Manzo’d With Children we saw something very rare — one of the Manzo children made a major decision without consulting mama Caroline Manzo. Normally, you would think — “Well, it’s about time, these kids are adults!”

But the problem this time was not that Lauren Manzo did not consult her mother before she made major renovations to her business — including construction and a name change. The problem was that she did not consult her business partner and investor, who just also happens to be her mother.


June Shannon appears on Extra.

One of the most horrifying reality TV stories we’ve ever had to report is the shocking case of Mama June rekindling her romance with Mark McDaniel, the man who spent 10 years in prison for molesting her then 8-year-old daughter Anna (“Chickadee”) Cardwell. This week Anna revealed that as an elementary school student when she initially told June about Mark abusing her, June did not believe her, but luckily a school teacher did and Mark spent 10 years in prison for child molestation.

Upon his release June has seemingly reignited their flame, dumping Sugar Bear, resulting in TLC pulling the plug on the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo empire! June certainly is giving up a lot for tainted love – including the possibility of losing custody of her three minor children: Chubs (17), Pumpkin (14), and Honey herself, Alana. June has introduced Alana, 9, to Mark and the two were photographed together. 

Now details from the police report and trial of Mark McDaniel have emerged revealing the absolutely horrific abuses he enacted against Anna, who was SO brave for coming forward and telling the adults in her life what she was going through. Anna initially told an elementary school teacher, who shocked by the graphic and very specific details of Anna’s story, immediately alerted authorities. 


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