I’ve always observed a love/hate relationship with Bethenny – I’ve adored her, I’ve found her annoying, and in the last couple years I’ve really soured on her in the wake of her divorce and her constant discussing of Jason in the press. Although there is still a smarmy me-me-me element to Bethenny that always bubbles beneath, she’s really grown on me this season and I do feel that her divorce coupled with the loss of her talk show has humbled her. She handled the reunion with a dignity we’ve never seen form Bethenny, and a side of her I hope to see more of.
Bethenny didn’t allow herself to be talked down to, she ignored petty slights like Heather Thomson trying to goad her into a fight with Luann de Lesseps by revealing a toast to ‘take Bethenny down’ at the start of the season, and she didn’t go overboard trying to defend herself.
I don’t know about you, but last night’s parade of bump-its, spray tans, and grown-a$$ women dressed in prom dresses was exactly what I’d expect from the Dance Moms Reunion. As the mothers get dolled up pageant style, we learn that Abby Lee Miller has been texting them constantly, forbidding them from attending the reunion. Of course, when she finds out they are already there, she arrives and silently takes her seat, putting a slew of papers under the cushion.
As the show begins, Abby refuses to speak to anyone because she’s classy like that. I’m thrilled that Jeff Collins dialed back the orange tint in his hair from the last go-round. As the mom take the stage, Jeff rehashes the Nationals upset. Abby holds up a sign that reads, “Fixed!” Jill explains that the competition was orchestrated, and Holly interrupts to say that yes, the awards ceremony was a mess, but they’ve never complained when the ALDC won. No one cries “fixed” then! Jessalyn touts that it made their team seem like sore losers, and suddenly Abby has found her voice with Jill and Melissa co-signing her every word.
So apparently not a soul in New Jersey is currently in the market for a shore house swathed in the scent of Bain de Soleil, moscato, and Joe Giudice’s sweat and failure. I know…I’m as shocked as y’all are. However, we’ll just chalk it up to yet another financial scar on the credit report of the Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Juiciest duo.
With the table-flipping, Italian-cooking, Fabellini-swilling Teresa Giudice behind bars for fraud–and Joe entering the clink once his wife serves her sentence–those owed copious amounts of cash thanks to the reality pair’s shady dealings are trying to recoup what little of their investments are left. Most recently, the beach house the Giudice clan called their weekend getaway was part of a foreclosure sale. Who was lucky enough to score the keys to such a special piece of reality television history? Welp….
The Real Housewives of Atlanta is going to be a whole new ballgame next season. There are a so many new faces and a lot of recycled faces coming on board for this sure-to-be-drama-filled season that we can barely keep track of the guest list anymore! Most of them turned out Monday night for the kick off of Kenya Moore’s latest business venture – a hair care line, which was filmed for the show, of course.
Among those in attendance: Kenya Moore (with a new beau??!), Marlo Hampton, Sheree Whitfield, newbieAmiyah Scott, newbie Kim Fields, returning cast Porsha Williams, Phaedra Parks, and Kandi Burruss, showing off her adorable baby bump. Also returning – at least for a hello – is Claudia Jordan! She was rumored to have been dumped for the new season, but she was in attendance for filming and it wasn’t just as Kenya’s guest (if you’ll remember, she opened up attendance to fans on Instagram, too), as Claudia claims she was mic’ed. “They told me to go in and say hello and I was mic’d. It was waAAAAAY too many people in the scene.” She added that “it was HOT as hell in there! We left early.”
Ramona Singer is going overboard to prove Ramona Pinot is better than Skinnygirl! According to sources Ramona was totally drunk at the Real Housewives Of New York reunion after she spent the entire filming sipping on her own fine wine.
Ramona got so drunk an insider claims she passed out on the stage during taping! “The ladies broke for lunch, which was ordered into the venue and Ramona supplied her own wine,” a source shares. “By the time they had to return to the set, she was out of it.” Due to her constant pinot swilling Ramona requested two bathroom breaks, which required filming to be paused.
“Ramona drank so much of her own wine, which she brought with her to the taping, that she literally fell asleep,” dishes an eyewitness. Hopefully someone drew all over her face with eyeliner! Ramona denied taking a mid-reunion nap and claimed she was “meditating” for a few minutes. She was just resting her eyes, you guys!!!!
“One day the people that didn’t believe in you will tell everyone how they met you,” wrote Monty. “That quote is in honor of @kimrichards11 all I will say at this time besides being best friends, and personally a person who has a great heart is thankful to all her fans and friends for believing in her.”
Most ladies worry about gaining too much while pregnant – not Coco! The former reality star, turned talk show, host who is pregnant with her first child, reveals she’s lost her appetite and lost 10lbs when she ditched booze after learning she was knocked up. But her boobs are getting bigger and bigger, so at least that’s good news, right?!
Given that Coco is not like most women, she doesn’t do anything the usual way. “Think of a pregnant lady and I’m almost always the opposite of her,” she declares. Coco has started a pregnancy blog to chronicle her pregnancy experiences and share what she’s learned with other women.
Through her blog Coco dispenses advice, such as her belief that stress over baby weight makes pregnant ladies eat more and therefore get fatter. Above, Coco shows off her itty-bitty baby bump, writing “See? U can see a baby bump? 5 months”