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Southern Charm Thomas Ravenel

So, I received a text last night from my dear friend Will (not Folks–ew–a.k.a. T-Rav’s consultant turned nemesis) asking if I’d seen Thomas Ravenel’s latest campaign commercial. As many of you know, the Southern Charm Lothario and par for the course embarrassing South Carolina politician is running for United States Senate. He wrote, “PLEASE tell me you’ve seen T-Rav’s political ad. He’s holding his baby, talking about how he doesn’t ‘run away from his responsibilities.’ YouTube it. Totally worth it.” (Un)fortunately, I didn’t have to YouTube anything, as the seems to run on a constant loop on any given channel…and he was right–totally worth it.

In the ad, T-Rav goes on to say he’s done things he’s proud of as well as things he’s not proud of (I wonder in which category Southern Charm falls). Well, yesterday news erupted that made this campaign ad particularly hilarious…and it involved Thomas likely doing something he’s not proud of while holding his daughter…allegedly. According to a recent accusation, T-Rav drunkenly fell in his pool while holding his baby (she’s fine!) before assaulting girlfriend Kathryn Dennis’ stylist. Good times!

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mama june

Last month, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star Mama June, split with her “husband”, Sugar Bear, over allegedly trolling internet dating sites. At the time the twosome seemed to be putting on a united front, despite the break-up.

Sugar Bear and I have decided to take some time apart to figure out some things in our relationship,” they said in a statement. “We are taking things day by day but regardless of what happens the girls will always be our #1 priority. We want to thank ya’ll for your support.”

Well, that support may soon be over, because recent reports claim that Mama June has moved on and it is with a man from her past.

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brandi glanville and her 23-year-old mystery man from Amsterdam

Brandi Glanville and her nemesis Adrienne Maloof have more in common than we thought – they’re both playing Mrs. Plasticson Robinson to much younger men! 42-year-old Brandi has finally found someone who matched her maturity level in the form of a 23-year-old boyfriend whom she met during the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills trip to Amsterdam. How did she find the time amid all the crazy?

“So, I just got back from a little trip to Amsterdam with the other ‘Housewives’. I can’t tell you anything about the trip except I have a boyfriend!” Brandi gushed to Australia’s News Weekly magazine, sharing that her handsome and wealthy man child may be “100 percent Mr. Right” on twitter. 

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 mdlla2

This season on Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles is like the final season of Parenthood. Waiting for something awful to happen. Unfortunately, we already know how things end on this show and we must wait to exhale every time Josh Flagg comes on the screen.   Every phone call, every conversation, every mention of his grandmother’s name, Edith, is gut wrenching. And this week’s episode is no different. We know that her health is failing. And we know that Josh is carrying on with his work and life because that is what she would want him to do. While it is hard not to see how much pain he is in, the show must go on. A little trip down the Pacific Coast Highway just might be the distraction that he needs right now.

Back in Beverly Hills, David Parnes, who is out for a jog with Maxi and Bella, is summonsed by James Harris back to the office.   Their ‘Rock Star’ client, Zach Vella, is in town from the East Coast. Yes, that Zach Vella! Fredrik Eklund’s number one developer on Million Dollar Listing New York. Where is Fredrik?? Why is he not with him in California? Ryan Serhant would be there if it were his client, right? Well, not so fast. This time it’s personal. Zach is searching for a place to put down roots with his fiancé, Michelle. Our poker faced developer is looking for a turnkey 4-5 bedroom home with lots of privacy and an ‘LA feel’ in Trousdale or west of Bel Air. ‘Find a steal’ he tells the boys. Easy peasy! James is concerned as there is a drought of inventory in the market for $10-15m homes in these areas.

victoria gotti stirs up trouble on rhonj

After her triumphant return to reality TV on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Victoria Gotti is returning to her reality TV roots with a new special, set to air next month.

Growing Up Gotti: 10 Years Later gives us an update on the lives of notorious mob boss John Gotti’s daughter, Victoria and her three sons John, Frank and Carmine.

It has been 10 years since the show premiered on A&E, and a lot has changed in their lives…

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below deck season 2 cast

Ahoy maties, Luxury Yachting by Bravo will be back for round three! Bravo announced that Below Deck, the popular show about the crazy demands of uber wealthy clients and the crazier below the deck crew will be renewed citing great season 2 ratings! 

The Below Deck season 2 finale, which aired Tuesday, was the highest rated episode of the season raking in 1.4 million viewers and gained viewership each week. On Tuesday night the only higher rated cable broadcast was Sons of Anarchy. The season average was 1.5 million. 

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teresa giudice and joe giudice sentencing

Teresa Giudice was pulling out all the last-minute stops to get out of her impending 15 month fraud sentence, including having her new attorney petition the judge to let her serve 12 months of her sentence in a halfway house. But today a judge said No way – you did the crime, now you do the time!

The prosecution immediately opposed the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star’s petition and Judge Esther Salas agreed. She told Teresa she will not recommend that she serve the bulk of her sentence in anything less than a prison.

Her main reason is, like with everything else, Teresa’s disorganization shot her in the foot! The judge told Teresa that she and her former defense attorneys (the ones Teresa implied didn’t do their jobs) should have made that request at her October 2nd sentencing instead of weeks later by letter. Of course. at that time, Teresa believed she wouldn’t do time. Oops. 

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RHONJ season finale Amber Marchese

Real Housewives of New Jersey scholar Amber Marchese changed it up for her last essay of the season: short and sweet. Yeah, that’s a lie, but isn’t it a nice thought? Amber’s blog is more of the same ‘blah, Dina Manzo sucks, The Cancer, Jim Marchese is a Spartan Warrior, The Cancer, Bobby Ciasulli is a bad friend, blah’ endless nonsense she treated us to all season.

“We made it Housewife friends!” cheered Amber. “As it was my rookie season, I felt like I was being hazed in a sorority, but as hard as it was, I made it!”

“I learned so much about how strong I am as a person and some areas that I can work on. I learned that I really do have a ‘no surrender, never retreat’ mentality. I will go to bat with anyone, at any time, and will defend myself and my family at all cost. I also witnessed the undying love that my husband has for me and his family. He was not going to let anyone hurt me and will unleash hell if someone tries. He is truly my modern day Spartan warrior.”

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