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Shannon confronts Vicki

Now that we’re heading into the home stretch of this season’s Real Housewives of Orange County, it’s apparently not all Aries parties and Woo-Hoo-ing for (former?) besties Shannon Beador and Vicki Gunvalson. Though she stayed loyal to Vicki and her many delusions about Brooks Ayers despite the ladies’ growing skepticism of Brooks’ cancer status, Shannon revealed her own skepticism this week’s episode. Which has led to a more serious rift in their friendship since then, says Shannon.

Shannon argues that she was “loyal to a T” when it came to defending Vicki all season on RHOC. But she told E! News in an interview this week, “When you’re my friend, you’re my friend for life. It’s just that there were so many different, inconsistent stories.” 


Cynthia Bailey At NYFW

Cynthia Bailey just spilled the beans on Real Housewives Of Atlanta‘s worst kept secret: that Sheree Whitfield is back! Cynthia is pleased that the addition of new Housewives will bring much-needed “changes in the dynamic” to RHOA, and therefore Cynthia is happy to welcome Sheree back into the mix. She’s also excited to usher NeNe Leakes out with style. Fashion Police style that is! 

“I’m always for new blood,” says Cynthia. “I think it just makes everything more interesting and more fun.” (except when it comes to Peter seeking out new blood I presume?). 


Dancing with the Stars Val and Tamar

For part two of Hometown Glory week on Dancing with the Stars, the focus is on the pros. Val Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani share their stories… but it’s still up to Tamar Braxton and Kim Zolciak to dance well and move forward in the competition.

Val considers his hometown New York City. “My parents dropped everything in Ukraine, their job, their friends, and came to New York City with nothing just so that their kids could become something,” shares Val. “Everything I have now is because of them.”

Once again, Val and Tamar butt heads in the rehearsal. When Val explains his vision for the dance, Tamar takes issue with him chasing her around shirtless. Wait, what? A shirtless Val is everything. #FansSelf #Shallow #DontCare I’m not here for Tamar making Val keep his shirt on.



With their long-awaited baby boy on the way, Erik Tsou and wife Traci Harrison Tsou have taken some time away from the spotlight, but not from their dreams. While Traci celebrated at the baby shower that her former Little Women: LA costar (and still best friend) Terra Jole threw her last weekend, Erik has taken to Instagram to share his story of weight loss and renewed health. 

The subject of maintaining a healthy weight is an important one in the little people community, as we’ve seen on Little Women: LA for the past three seasons. Back issues, bone development, and metabolism for given height/weight ratios are topics of concern – and much discussion – of the show’s stars, and the little people community at large. Former LWLA hubby Erik, like many little people, has struggled with his own weight in the past. Yesterday Erik shared the above pic on Instagram, stating, “Everyone has their own story of where they’ve been & where they are headed. Here is mine…. This is 6 years in the making & I’m not done. I still have work to do to accomplish my goals. This was at my heaviest 221.5 pounds. As of today I’ve lost a total of 95 pounds.”


Heather Dubrow

For the most part, Heather Dubrow has managed to stay out of the nonsense on Real Housewives of Orange County this season. Until now. Heather especially did NOT want to be pulled into the Brooks Ayers cancer drama, but here we are…

Heather took to her blog to explain why she talked to Vicki Gunvalson about the speculation surrounding Brooks‘ cancer, “I felt obligated to pull Vicki aside and discuss my feelings about what was going on with Brooks. There is a lot more to this part of the story and it will come out, so you will have to stay tuned to watch this unfold. What I can say is that I didn’t want to be involved in Brooks’ health issues, real or not. However, it was Brooks himself that pulled me into it! You will have to wait and find out how that happened.”


below deck connie amy kate

Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream, when Don gets replaced with a hotter deckhand, it’s Rocky’s perfect dream! After Don Abenante’s departure and Emile Kotze and Raquel “Rocky” Dakota Bartlow’s drunkalicious failed date last week on Below Deck, it was time for some new blood. I think the correct term in this situation is “chum.” But beautiful chum, nonetheless!

Last night’s episode introduced us to Dane, and Rocky was all about him. Sorry Emile! Also, perfect, sweet, unassuming bosun Eddie Lucas suffered a hit involving his long-term, long distance relationship. The show begins with Rocky tackling a pile of laundry and dismissing Emile who is now trying harder than ever to win her heart. She needs maturity, experience, and someone who can handle his liquor. Connie Arias decides to jump ship from her cabin with Emile in favor of bunking up with Kate Chastain. Kate is thrilled because she’s much rather share living space with a friend than Don’s unknown replacement. In the kitchen, Emile shares with chef Leon Walker that he plans to head to California to win over Rocky’s family. Delusional, party of one? Leon joins the majority in thinking that Emile is clueless about girls, and Amy Johnson agrees as she hears Rocky’s recap of the date. There is a reason why Captain Lee Rosbach likes to keep yacht crew hook-ups to a minimum.


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Yay, babies! After a bit of a rough road to motherhood, Little Women LA‘s former castmate Traci Harrison Tsou seems to be in full celebration mode at the baby shower her bestie and costar of LWLA, Terra Jole, threw for her this past weekend. Terra posted the above pic on Instagram yesterday, joking, “Someone has a bow hat going on large from her baby shower!”

In anticipation of the party, Traci tweeted Sunday, “#BabyShower Day!! Cant wait to celebrate #BabyTsou with my closest friends. Thank you @TerraJole for hosting. You’re the best! Love u.” An outpouring of support from fans followed Traci’s post.