Reality Tea

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This week we’re seeing a lot of new interviews from The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice.  He opened up for the latest issue of Us Weekly and he also sat down with the crew from Extra, too.  Joe’s talking about Teresa Giudice’s life in prison as well as how the family is handling her absence. 

Extra sat down with Joe in the family kitchen to talk about their life and Teresa’s, with Joe calling her “an amazing woman.”  Joe and the girls hung out with the TV crew and played a game with dad during the interview.  Joe shared that no matter how strong you try to be, you break down.

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Yesterday on social media Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams teased that she had a huge announcement that she’d be making on Dish Nation.  So I tuned in, naturally, but keeping in mind that yesterday was April Fool’s Day. 

During her segment her co-stars got it out of her that she was engaged.  She was wearing a ring and admitted that the lucky guy was an athlete.  She also shared that she would bring him to the studio with her on Thursday because he’s in town until Sunday.  Then Porsha let it slip that she was pregnant as well.  At this point, I’m waiting for her to yell out “April Fool’s, y’all!”  But she never does.  She even half-jokes about wanting them to edit the part about the pregnancy out for the TV airing of the show because she only wanted to air one announcement, not two. 

rhonj melissa gorga jewelry

How did I miss the fact that Melissa Gorga had a jewelry line that actually survived the “idea” phase where many a housewives’ hock is created but never comes to fruition? Clearly, cookbooks and cheap sweet bubbly are immune from this branding backlash phenomenon!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star has launched her own line of affordable baubles on HSN, and dare I say the majority of the line is both wearable and budget friendly. I’d have predicted a lot of gaudy CZ at blood diamond prices, but I was pleasantly surprised!

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love hip hop peter erica

I can’t say I’m surprised to hear that Erica Mena is calling it quits on a little scripted train wreck I like to call Love & Hip Hop. The controversial star spent more time over the past few seasons starting fights, slaying the viewers with ridiculous one-liners, and trying to decide if the lady pond was the best place to swim. However, on the most recent installment, Erica wasn’t starting club brawls…if she was even featured, she was chatting with her son, giving reasonable advice (what?) to her co-stars, and gushing about her upcoming wedding to Lil’ Bow Wow

Of course, most of the time Erica was just absent. The once wild-eyed, sharp-tongued crazed instigator took a backseat on the show where she was once the focus. If she was filmed, Erica was calm, cool, and collected. I felt like I wasn’t even watching L&HH in terms of Erica’s contribution, but thankfully Rich Dollaz brought me back to reality (the fabricated kind) every week.

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Yolanda Foster

Yolanda Foster hasn’t been able to blog much throughout season five of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills due to her struggle with Lyme disease, but she managed to write a doozy of a blog following part one of the reunion. The blog is more about Lyme disease, which she compared to the AIDS epidemic, than the reunion, however. Yolanda also told us a little story about another infection she is battling due to letting a baby cow suck on her chin.

Yolanda explained why she felt it was necessary to attend the RHOBH reunion despite her setback with Lyme disease, “I know the reunion is an important end to the season, so I felt the need to pull up my bootstraps and show up, no matter what. In my mind, keeping my commitment to Bravo and Evolution was very important, even though my body wasn’t ready to get dressed and all dolled up after living in my robe and pajamas for the past four months.”

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Giuliana Rancic on too skinny criticism

Giuliana Rancic is responding to criticism about her weight. After the Fashion Police star appeared on the Golden Globes red carpet looking shockingly thin, Giuliana says the attention to her body size has “gotten out of hand” and she feels compelled to speak-out to dispel rumors that she has an eating disorder. 

“I eat more than any of my friends,” Giuliana insists. “I eat a very robust, healthy, balanced diet and dessert almost every night. I’m not hiding from anything.” 

When the barrage of comments about her weight refused to diminish, Giuliana felt she had to defend herself! “I never want my weight to distract people from what I do. But it is becoming a distraction, [whenever] I wear something sleeveless, show my arms, my back.”

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Death of Fake Reality TV

With the help of reality stars Jon Gosselin, Ronnie Ortiz-Margo, Omarosa, Tila Tequila, and Big Ang, AOL held a mock funeral for “fake reality television” in Times Square to promote its new organic reality series Connected

So my first reaction to this ridiculousness was, OMG! The reality TV stars really will show up for anything! (And I was shocked professional camera chasers Slade Smiley and Gretchen Rossi weren’t there.) But I’ve come to appreciate that these guys don’t take themselves too seriously and are able to poke fun at the genre that made them famous. During the funeral, Jon buried an Ed Hardy t-shirt, Big Ang dumped a bottle of alcohol, and Ronnie said farewell to “GTL” and buried a dumbbell, tanning lotion, and a bottle of laundry detergent.

Check out more pictures of Jon, Ronnie, Omarosa, Tila, and Big Ang at the “Death of Fake Reality TV” and learn more about Connected below.

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We all knew it was just a matter of time before Teresa Giudice broke her silence! And we all know it’s just a matter of time before her exclusive WWHL interview from Danbury is aired, right?!

Sharing a family photo with au naturel hair paired with Wet-n-Wild cosmetics straight from the commissary, Teresa, through her lawyer reveals she’s doing fine, but is homesick. “I miss Joe and my girls terribly,” the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star revealed. Joe Giudice confesses that he’s handling it the worst of all! Really?

“I cry more than the girls,” Joe says of leaving Teresa after their six-hour visiting days. “I pretty much cry every time I leave. Like a little baby.” As for how their four daughters are coping, Joe admits to Us Weekly that their youngest, Audriana (5) thinks mommy is “working” (uhhhh…) and that Teresa keeps in contact regularly through phone and email. 

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