We receive requests on a daily basis asking us to cover more of your favorite reality TV shows with weekly recaps. We often have to respond, explaining "we'd love to, but we don't have enough time, budget, etc". For a long time now, many of our wonderful readers have offered (and begged – you know who you are!!) to write the recaps for us, just for fun because they love a certain show. We're truly blessed to have such amazing and loyal readers and have decided to give this a trial run! We may tweak things as we go, but as of right now, we are on the hunt for anyone who is interested in participating in our new Fancap test drive.
Below are a few of the shows we get requests for, but feel free to pitch us on any not listed, too!
RuPaul's Drag Race
Braxton Family Values
*Gypsy Sisters – tentatively spoken for
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Bad Girls Club
*Rachel Zoe – spoken for this season
If you have a knack for writing and want a way to share your love of a favorite show, here's your chance! Send a sample recap (sample can be of any show) to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Fancap" in the subject line.
Be sure to include what reality show you're interested in covering (that we don't already do on a weekly basis). For example, please don't pitch us on shows we regularly cover already, like HW's, Shahs, Bachelorette, Teen Mom, etc.
On last night's Dance Moms,Abby Lee Miller highlighted the competition among her smallest dancers, pitting an over-the-top Asia against an injured (cough, cough) MacKenzie. Good times!
The girls and their moms pile into the studio for the pyramid reveal, and Abby is livid about the second place finish. Loooserrzzz! MacKenzie is in the bottom spot since she didn't dance due to her injury. Paige follows her for doing a disservice to our nation by not properly holding the flag during the group number. Perhaps there shouldn't have been a flag to mishandle in the first place, but what do I know? Kendall is next for her lack of focus, while Brooke rounds out the bottom rung. Chloe starts the middle level, followed by Nia. Holly couldn't be more proud. Asia is number two for winning her division, and Maddie finds herself back on top. She is, after all, America the Beautiful. What the…?
Abby questions where MacKenzie's air cast is. She's still injured, right? MacKenzie claims that she's able to dance, while Melissa urges her daughter to tell Abby what the doctor told her….if she feels 100%, she can participate. Abby wonders if MacKenzie returned to her doctor for this news, and Melissa explains that she didn't, but MacKenzie knows her own body well enough to know if she's okay to dance. Abby knows what's going on (someone doesn't like being replaced by Asia!), and she tells Melissa that the doctor originally said two weeks, so she's going to make MacKenzie sit out for two weeks. She doesn't want to trust an over-the-phone diagnosis.
Last night I had a nightmare; a giant wig was taking over, smothering me with it's synthetic polyester strands and reeking of olive oil and burnt hair. It emerged from a microwave waving a cigarette in my face. It's tendrils grabbing at me like Ursula from The Little Mermaid, smothering me and whispering 'Biiiiig Poooopa. Don't Be Taaaardy for Biiiig Pooooppppa!' I couldn't escape! It was horrible! It was so frightening. I woke up and realized it wasn't a nightmare. That really happened. And it was called the premiere of Don't Be Tardy: When Wigs Attack. Otherwise known as the Wigs-N-Cigs Variety Show!
So Kim Zolciak-Biermann invaded our screens again last night and the more things change the more they stay the same, eh. In the two-episode series premiere things open with Kim popping out Baby Kash. Yes, she was wearing a wig and stage make-up in the delivery room. No, she did not put down her phone even while crowning. And worst of all, Kroy Biermann was pigging out on fast food while she was having contractions. And that's how Kash emerged forth into the universe. Immediately before giving birth Kim starts directing her daughters to pick up a massive order of ravioli and frappuccinos. And cigarettes and wine.
NeNe accused Phaedra of being in cahoots with Kim Zolciak and Sheree Whitfield, with Phaedra seeming like the mastermind because she had a previous acquaintanceship with NeNe's sisters. NeNe was furious and Phaedra was oddly demure, which seemed like an omission of guilt. I've heard gossip about this situation for two years now and I have my own opinions (OPINIONS, people) which I'll share below, but let's hear some alleged behind-the-scene scoops on what went on!
Last night was the premiere party for the upcoming season of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. Rasheeda Frost showed off her very pregnant belly on the red carpet. Rasheeda announced her pregnancy in the super trailer (see below).
Reality Tea readers didn't seem too impressed when Married to Medicinedebuted to record breaking numbers. Many comments read like "really?" and "this show sucks" and "the ratings will drop." Um. Not so much.
I, too, expected the ratings to drop. In reality, however, Married to Medicine's ratings are going up! This past week, the much anticipated brawl between two cast members brought in 2.66 million viewers, a series high.