I don't even know what to say about last night's episode of Real Housewives of Orange County. It was surprising – to say the least – surprising in that it featured real emotions and a storyline that did not seem entirely crafted by producers. Sure, there were moments that seemed 'encouraged' but the reactions of the women to the circumstances seemed deliciously authentic – which makes the episode both incredibly sad, and incredibly engaging to watch. In short, this is one of the most interesting episodes of RHOC I've seen in a while, except for the revolting Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers scenes.
Let's dive in!
Shannon Beador is at Tamra Barney's house looking for a confidante in a former kindred spirit. See Tamra has been down that divorce road again and again (and if this season's Eddie has any indication… again!). Shannon confesses that since their children were born – pretty much the beginning of their marriage – things have been very strained and distant; that David does not look at her with love in his eyes, and after a bout with allergies David pretty much permanently switched his sleeping accommodations to a guest room (which explains why the master bedroom looked so itty-bitty last episode!)
What ever happened to celebrities being just like us? Not that I ever thought that Kanye West thought that applied to Kanye West, but apparently not even the police will treat Kanye West like anybody else in trouble with the law.
Most people and celebrities spend hours picking up trash or working at homeless shelters to serve their community service hours. But not Yeezus. He somehow managed to sweet talk his way into a plush teaching gig at a fashion school to serve his community service stemming from assault charges last year.
On last night's Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, I truly started to wonder just how orchestrated this craziness is. Based on the preview I was wondering if cameras were actually around when Benzino got shot on the way to his mom's funeral. At this point, nothing would surprise. I feel like the scene with Stevie J. telling Joseline Hernandez about the entire situation was filmed so long after the fact. I just can't handle the scriptedness!
Anyhoo, the episode begins with Althea, or Ho-thea as Joseline has coined her, in the studio, and the Puerto Rican princess heads to the studio to see if she's the real deal. Althea brags that it only took her one night to record her latest single and she suggests that she and Joseline should cut a track together. Please! Joseline only sings ho-lo, I mean solo. She isn't impressed with Althea, and Joseline is throwing a ton of shade regarding Althea sleeping with the entire cast. She hopes that Althea isn't playing Benzino. He's finally found the love of his life, or at least the love of this season.
Last night’s episode starts with Kris stepping in dog sh*t, and with that intro I knew tonight’s episode would be a good one. Apparently Kendall has left her dog at home with Kris while her modeling career has taken off. Unfortunately for Kris, Blue is not house trained just yet and she has left her a special present. Kris screams bloody murder and Kim runs to her aid. Kim chastises her mother for being so loud when baby North is asleep and the two proceed to bicker about who should be cleaning the mess up. I’m sorry but as if these two princesses don’t have a team of cleaners at their beck and call. #NiceTryLadies
Me-ow! NeNe Leakes gave an exclusive sneak peek at the dress rehearsal of her new gig – starring in Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque Du Soleil at the New York New York otel in Las Vegas.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star announced earlier this year that she had landed a guest starring role in the show. “I am so excited to be starring in Zumanity. The show is absolutely fabulous and the cast members are so talented! I can’t wait to be in the sexiest show on The Strip and perform on a Cirque du Soleil stage!”
Later she shared some pics from a photoshoot for the show, but this costume (all created by Gilbert Chagoury, of Chagoury Couture) is a far cry from the earlier looks! NeNe looks great and she looks so happy, too! I can imagine her having a blast with this.
Her stint in the show kicks off officially on June 27th and only runs through July 1st.
As Shannon's marital problems escalate with David sending her an email stating his plans to move out, she confides in Tamra Barney, a veteran of divorce. Unfortunately Tamra is also a veteran of ruthless gossip and she shares Shannon's plight with Heather. And unfortunately Heather shares it with a lot of other people!
So what better way for Todd Tucker to let loose than with a Coming To America-themed bachelor party thrown by his Real Housewives of Atlanta costars, Peter Thomas, Apollo Nida along with his best man Chad. Although the party actually took place a couple of months ago, the episode which featured the party just aired last night. Todd sat down with Life & Style to break down the party.