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Heather Bilyeu & Josh Altman from Million Dollar Listing; LA

Heather Bilyeu never dreamed that when she agreed to film for Million Dollar Listing: LA as Madison’s assistant so so much of her life would change. Yesterday Reality Tea had the opportunity to speak with Heather about how she found herself on Bravo, what the show has meant for her career and as well as her personal life, and her craziest experiences in real estate. Heather also opened up about her relationship with fiancé Josh Altman, and her passion for rescue dogs. 

Heather had absolutely no intention of being on TV and was even shy about listing to her own voicemail messages! “I definitely didn’t want to do it at first, but I’m so happy I did,” she reflects. “I have no regrets.” 

“When I first started working for Madison he was on the show, but he wasn’t aware that he was getting picked up for another season. When I interviewed with him he said, ‘Don’t worry – you won’t need to be on the show.'” Heather says producers really enjoyed the “synergy” she and Madison had and encouraged her to film with him. “I was very reluctant,” she admits. “I had to push myself.” 

“It’s really been amazing for me,” Heather shares. “I’ve discovered so much about myself and it’s been great for my business and I found my soon-to-be-husband.” 

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Kristen & Josh Taekman

While Kristen Taekman has been posting a series of photos on her blog “Last Night’s Look” called the ‘Sex And The City Tour’, Josh Taekman has been running around Ashley Madison under the pseudonym “Mr_Big_NYC.” So we know what these two watch on Netflix! 

Earlier this week Josh was busted amid the slew of names associated with the Ashley Madison leak, which unearthed him as being a long-time account user who had spent $1500 on the cheater website. Josh allegedly paid for services on the website at least 62 separate times.

The Real Housewives Of New York star’s husband opened a profile under the name Mr_Big_NYC which described, “Looking to enjoy the finer things life has to offer… total respect for my situation and yours but looking for a beautiful sexy woman, who wants to be treated like a woman, engaged socially and intellectually and see where it goes from there….but no stress and no pressure… Looking for opportunity to wine and dine and have discreet experiences.” 

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below deck foam party

Drama, exciting and new…come aboard, we’re expecting you! Where y’all as excited as I was for the season premiere of Below Deck? Those Captain Lee, Stud of the Sea ads on Bravo have been quite a tease. Thankfully, our wait is over. Bring on crystal blue water, Captain Lee lectures, millionaire antics, and sunny insanity! 

Before we get into the recap let’s meet the crew, shall we? Returning this season are a few fan favorites. Adorable bosun Eddie Lucas is back, as is Kate Chastain and her bitchy resting face. Kate’s least favorite stew Amy Johnson returns as well. Of course, it wouldn’t be the show without everyone’s favorite captain! Joining the group are some folks who are sure to bring the crazy. Raquel “Rocky” Dakota is a former competitive diver and surfer who went to culinary school in the hopes of being a yacht chef. Unfortunately, this summer she’s just second stew. She’s also likely to be in a 5150 hold at some point in the near future.

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Caitlyn Jenner leaves Patricia Field's store

Caitlyn Jenner has been in the 2015 zeitgeist more than Madonna circa late ’80s, but today a piece of news is cropping up that’s been dogging Caitlyn since winter. Back in February of this year, when Cailtyn was Bruce Jenner, she was involved in a Malibu car crash that left one woman, Kim Howe, dead.   

Shortly after the crash, Howe’s two adult stepchildren attempted to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Bruce claiming, “Bruce was ‘careless and negligent’ when he slammed into Howe’s Lexus on PCH…causing it to careen into oncoming traffic where it collided head on with a Hummer.” But TMZ is reporting today that the initial settlement shows the accident to be tragic, but not criminal. 

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bethenny-frankel-wwhl

After the second installment of the Real Housewives of New York reunion, Bethenny Frankel admits it’s all a bit of a blur. “This one made me laugh,” writes Bethenny in her Bravo blog. “Let’s just say that I say some things, and when they air it, it is like hearing it for the first time.” 

One thing Bethenny does remember is Ramona Singer’s cuckoo behavior, whether searching for nuts to eat on set or defending her petty theft of dresses. Bethenny snarks, “She doesn’t needs nuts. She is nuts enough for all of us. Even though I love and forgive her, she had to be held accountable for her actions. From taking my property to lying about me cheating, she had to be checked. Based on a very kind voicemail she left me yesterday, she definitely feels remorse.”

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rhony-recap-bethenny

The second installment of the Real Housewives Of New York reunion felt like it should have been the first. Things were calm and largely collected before all the little slights and under-the-breath mumblings collected into the makings of a huge fight. 

Last night the ladies covered what I refer to as administrative details, but Andy Cohen was utterly superfluous as Bethenny Frankel stepped in to truly host the reunion, which is an excellent way to take heat off your own misdeeds. Like when Bethenny repeatedly accused Ramon Singer of being nasty and having a nasty side and saying truly awful things. I was like for every finger Bethenny is pointing at Pinot Pologies of The Ramacrame Delusions of Turtle Time Island, there are four Singer Stingers pointing back at Bethenny. Honestly, is Bethenny cognizant that she is the queen of the cutting and nasty comment? Back to Dr. Amador‘s couch you go! She should just move the good doc into her Skinnygirl subsidized apartment, paint him red, and make him part of the zillions of products she hawks under the guise of healthy living. 

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blac chyna amber rose

What’s that sound I’m hearing? Oh! It’s the entire Kardashian empire’s heads simultaneously exploding. News broke today of MTV nearing the end of contracts to produce a new reality series with Amber Rose and Blac Chyna, sworn (social media) enemies of most of the Kardashian – and Jenner – women. I picture Kim, Khloe, and Kylie smearing war paint under their eyes at this very moment, armed only with selfie sticks.   

Amber Rose skyrocketed to stardom for her high profile romances with rapper Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West. West notoriously dogged Rose after their relationship was over, spilling in a radio interview that “It’s very hard for a woman to want to be with someone that’s with Amber Rose… I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim.” Rose has also been very outspoken about Kylie Jenner’s questionable relationship with rapper Tyga, who he left his baby mama (and Rose’s friend) Blac Chyna for. Rose stated in a Feb. 2015 interview, “[Tyga] should be ashamed of himself. For sure. He has a beautiful woman and a baby and left that for a 16-year-old who just turned 17.” (Kylie is now 18.) Big sister Khloe got into it on social media with Rose after her statement.

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Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn

VH1 has decided that we all need a little more Dr. Jenn Berman Mann in our lives. Clearly, VH1 is wrong, but I digress. Yesterday, the network announced a Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn spin off, Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn.

This is great news for the fame whores, has beens, and never wases who are desperate to extend their 15 minutes of fame but don’t have a significant other. (not that this minor detail stopped Farrah Abraham)

The first season will feature parents of no year ever Dina Lohan and Michael Lohan, entrepreneur Damon Dash, Teen Mom 3 man hater Briana Dejesus, Jackass star Bam Margera, and I Love New York star Tiffany Pollard.

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