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Lisa Hochstein and Baby Logan Marc

Lenny and Lisa Hochstein‘s lives changed forever on July 3rd with the birth of their son Logan Marc. The former Real Housewives of Miami star talked to The Daily Dish about Logan‘s earlier than expected birth – via surrogate – and life as a first time mom.

Logan wasn’t due until August 1st, so imagine Lisa‘s surprise when she got the “it’s time” call on July 3rd.

“I got a phone call from the surrogate. She was going into contractions,” shared Lisa. “And, of course, I started flipping out because it was so early. He wasn’t supposed to be due until August 1st. I was trying to pack a bag, trying to pack his bag. My hair was soaking wet. [I was] trying to book a flight because I had to fly to another city within Florida.”

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Shannon & David continue to have issues

The discomfort of watching Shannon and David Beador’s marriage crumble on camera during the Real Housewives of Orange Country is off the charts this season (or maybe that’s just me?). This week, Shannon reflects on how tough it is to watch “every single negative moment” she has with David, but reassures viewers that there are good times ahead. She also claims that David is really trying to make their marriage work. Well, I don’t know if the viewers need to be reassured of anything at this point, but let’s dig in to her blog nonetheless! 

“What an episode,” begins Shannon. “Such joy and such sorrow all at the same time.” Happy that Tamra Judge visited Vicki Gunvalson before she traveled to her mother’s funeral, Shannon also touches on the “unique relationship” that her own daughter, Stella, has with “Aunt Vicki.” She shares that her girls “of course heard everything that had happened when Vicki was at the bunco party and Stella took my phone and wrote Vicki the sweetest, heartfelt text the next day.” 

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Luann is cool, why aren't you?

The waves came crashing down on Real Housewives Of New York. There were so many rules of engagement and disengagement, I’m not sure who broke what and if they used an icepick or a d-ck. Between Class With The Countess, How-Tos With Heather, and Bossing By Bethenny there was just a whole lotta lecturing going on. Ladies – just stop being so uncool and let Ramona Singer get her groove on. 

Things resume at the F-U dinner, but the only thing they’re feasting on is each other and still fighting about whether or not an F-bomb is an acceptable way to pepper a conversation. Dorinda Medley starts sobbing. Heather Thomson rushes her to console her in the bathroom, but here comes Ramona, all gold lamé and I want it my way, wedging herself between Heather and Dorinda. Dorinda is RAMONA’s FRIEND – Hands OFF!

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On last night’s Secrets and Wives the aftermath of Susan Doneson’s pet pig husband Jonathan’s despicable behavior is on everyone’s minds. When Gail Greenberg shows up at Cori Goldfarb’s spa to get a peel, Cori tells Gail about the thumb-up-the-arse move that Jonathan pulled on Liza Sandler at the Doneson’s son’s 5th birthday party. Gail is grossed out, as is everyone else who watched Jonathan’s drunken antics that day. 

Meanwhile, Susan is meeting Andi Black for some shopping and defensive maneuvering. When asked about Jonathan’s thumb move, Susan laughs it off. “Jonathan is really comfortable with himself,” says Susan. Andi understands that Jonathan has some good qualities, but she doesn’t know whether to love or hate him at the moment. Well, I’ve got a suggestion: just go ahead and hate the misogynist S.O.B! He already hates all of womankind, so it’s allllllll good, ladies.  

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dance moms abby

I knew it was too much to ask for another Abby Lee Miller bye-week on Dance Moms. It’s like my week is just full of Mondays! It’s deja vu as the episode begins with the moms yet again wondering if the ALDC leader will show her face this week. Kira announces that she’s enlisted Kalani’s hometown dance teacher Alexa to work on a solo for Kira at this week’s competition in Phoenix. Jill wonders if it’s such a good idea to defy the crazy lady to whom they subject their children, but Kira retorts that if Abby has a problem with her decision, perhaps she and her daughter will leave with her original instructor. Kira also shares the rumor that Jeanette has taken over Candy Apples with good ol’ Cathy. I am not sure I’m up for all of this drama (pours wine, shovels Trader Joe’s mac and cheese into mouth for a late dinner/really ate lunch…)! 

Across town, Jeanette reveals that Cathy won’t be joining the Candy Apples in Los Angeles this week, but she’s gotten her blessing to lead the studio to victory. The Candy Apple moms must have gotten a Groupon on Botox. Jeanette cites their group number as an interpretation of people who get a taste of fame and go crazy. The ALDC girls notice that there is no pyramid set up this week, and Abby enters, totally ignoring all of the moms. Holly questions her intentions, and she coldly leads the girls in warm-up and mentions her attendance will be determined on a daily basis. Kira mentions her plans to have Kalani to work with her hometown instructor, and Abby says she’ll think about it…not.

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Real Housewives of Atlanta 100th Episode Special

It’s no secret that NeNe Leakes is leaving the Real Housewives of Atlanta in the dust as she burns rubber outta there and into her next gig on ABC’s gameshow To Tell the Truth. While speculation surfaced about whether NeNe would return in some capacity to the Bravo show that started her career, NeNe has denied these rumors.

NeNe’s also denying that career moves had much to do with her decision to leave RHOA, period, claiming that it was only after she announced her departure from RHOA that To Tell the Truth reached out to her. She recently told Extra TV, “the moment I announced it, ‘To Tell The Truth’ producers reached out and said come over here and play with us at ‘To Tell The Truth,’ this would be a great place for you to come.” 

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carole radziwill and heather thomson

The Real Housewives of New York stars Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson were guests on Watch What Happens Live tonight. They talked about tonight’s episode, including the unattended naked man and more.  Carole slipped some tea about the reunion taping, revealing that Luann was nasty at the reunion and even lunged at her!

Carole’s reaction to Bethenny saying she was Heather’s pet: “I didn’t like that.  I just thought it was so stupid.”  Heather says they’re friends, not each other’s pets.

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