Reality Tea

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I never thought I’d see the day when Kim Kardashian was overshadowed in the media by anyone else, but Caitlyn Jenner has managed just that.  Kim’s second pregnancy news was left in the dust after Vanity Fair dropped the cover photo for their July issue, which featured Caitlyn’s debut and every single media outlet hasn’t stopped talking about her since!   And now I am anxious to see if Caitlyn will oust Kim in reality show ratings, too. 

Caitlyn Jenner’s new docuseries (the new and improved word for reality show), “I Am Cait,”  is debuting at the end of July on E! and we have our first peek at it now.  

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In today’s reality stars roundup, we have Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kim Kardashian, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle stars T.I. and Tiny, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump, and more.

Above: Kim Kardashian squeezed her pregnant self into a latex dress for the launch of Hype Energy Drinks. Kim also showed up at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards this week, where her bra, panties, and horrendous fashion sense were on full display.

Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid attended the CFDA Fashion Awards, as well, and looked as classy as ever. Brody Jenner, T.I. and Tiny, and Maria Menounos were photographed at the Los Angeles premiere of Entourage.

Also spotted this week, Joanna Krupa and Romain Zago out on a date, Kate Gosselin at the TLC Block Party in Philadelphia, Lisa Vanderpump out and about in West Hollywood, Terry Dubrow and Heather Dubrow at a fundraiser, and many more.

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Teresa Giudice caused quite a stir on Sunday when a tweet popped up on her personal Twitter account. “Thank you everyone for all of the cards, letters, and kind words of support,” the tweet read. “I love, love, love you all. XO, T!”

Many wondered, is the Real Housewives of New Jersey star getting special privileges in prison? Or is a friend/family member tweeting on Teresa‘s behalf? Teresa’s lawyer, James Leonard Jr, came forward to clear up the confusion.

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Reality TV Listings Secrets and Wives

It’s premiere night for Bravo’s newest experiment with real friends navigating life and love on the North Shore of Long Island: Secrets and Wives.  Bravo follows six ladies, Andi Black, Susan Doneson, Cori Goldfarb, Gail Greenberg, Amy Miller, and Liza Sandler, who’ve grown up together, gotten married – and divorced – together, and are living out their pitfalls and triumphs under the microscope of a close-knit community where no one is exempt from criticism. Although my first impression of the promos for this show was “ugh, yet another housewife knockoff!!” I’m kind of revising that thinking now that I’ve seen just how real the ties are among this group of ladies. Many of them went to high school together (the throwback photos alone rival RHONJ in their ‘80s awesomeness!), and more than a few of them have gotten a bit messy-boots with their inter-dating histories.

We first meet Cori Goldfarb, who’s yelling at her dog and complaining to her housekeeper, with the help of a Smartphone Spanish translation app. Cori describes the North Shore of Long Island as one of the “premiere suburbs in the country,” kind of like Beverly Hills. (But kind of…not.) Cori is still married to her first husband, Sandy, which makes her somewhat of an anomaly in her town. Friend Amy Miller says Cori & Sandy were the “It” couple back in the day. Sandy & Cori recently opened a business together, a high-end spa, which they funded by selling off their beloved Hamptons home. Although Cori sometimes wants to smother him with a pillow “until he, like, stops breathing,” she says she still loves Sandy. The couple have four daughters together.

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Reality TV Listings Secrets and Wives

Premiering tonight on Bravo is the much-hyped Secrets and Wives, a show that looks very Real-Housewifey on the surface (and may well turn out to be), but is based on a different premise, and an important one at that: these chicks are actually lifelong friends. Growing up on the North Shore of Long Island, they went to high school together. They dated each other’s ex boyfriends (and, in some cases, ex-husbands). They got bad spiral perms in 1983 together. In short, they know where the bodies are buried. Which could make for some good drama…or some insufferable RHONJ-like feuds. 

”There’s no jealousy between us; we’re all really supportive,” S&W cast member Andi Black tells Long Island Weekly. “Most of the time when you have all these gorgeous women, you think you wouldn’t be supportive of each other, but there’s a love there.” She adds, “We all have had our weak times, and when you see all these other women being strong and lifting each other up, you realize you can get past anything. There’s not an issue that someone can’t relate to on the show.” Big words for a brand-spanking new reality “star.” But only time will tell if the group’s lifelong friendships will withstand the test of Bravo cameras in their faces day in and day out. After all, many a reality marriage has crumbled under similar conditions.

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Sonja Morgan wants everyone to know she will not be held down or held back by mean girls! She is not a victim – she is a fighter – and an entrepreneur. Part of Sonja’s I am not a victim anthem includes lashing out at her castmates – and she’s not cutting anyone slack as she throws them under the broiler of her invisible toaster oven to nowhere. 

Tired of being on everyone’s radar, Sonja encourages her Real Housewives Of New York co-stars to stop being mean girls and start celebrating her successes. I mean, after all she has working plumbing in the upstairs bathroom now, right?!

“I’m not a survivor; I’m a fighter. I’m not going to play victim here,” Sonja declares. “What we have is mean girls: people who are being very insecure about their position with me. I think that it threatens Ramona [Singer] and Luann [de Lesseps] because they are so close to me that they feel like we want to keep Sonja just a silly party girl that laughs everything off. You think they would be happy – not thinking about themselves.” 

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Real Housewives Of Orange County Season 10

Real Housewives Of Orange County season 10 premiers next week, but the Housewives assure us this season will be a very different glass of wine. Don’t expect producer-amped up melodramas, instead expect real and raw emotions as the ladies confront birth, death, Tamra Judge finding Jesus, relationships, terminal illness, and very real friendship issues

“You’re going to see a lot of real – with all of us,” shared Shannon Beador. “I think it’s a really good season this year. We have a birth, my granddaughter, we have a death, we have everything in between,” Tamra agreed. “It’s really real life stuff going on. It’s not like, ‘You didn’t invite me to a party! You took my chair!’ It’s not that stuff…”

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