Nothing Bethenny Frankel does is an accident, and it’s starting to look like making the demise of her marriage a central plot line to her reality show may have been a segue into its real life dissolution. The ever reputable Star magazine reports that Bethenny and husband Jason Hoppy are headed for divorce court with a source claiming it was “imminent.”
And the winner of American Idol is…nah, I won’t give it away until after the jump for those of you who decided to watch Law and Order: SVU (and by “you” I mean me) and save the Idol recap for later. I actually learned who won right before I started watching. Thanks DVR and internet. It’s down to Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips. Who will it be? Let’s find out in what may be the most anticlimactic AI finale EVER. At least that lead in was dramatic, right? The final twelve perform, and blah, blah, filler, blah. Really do we need two more hours of Idol after two hours of Idol last night?
After the initial hoopla performance, the judges and Ryan Seacrest are introduced. Ryan and his bump-it recap the prior evening, making a two hour finale seem like just minutes with his suave style…in just a short two hours, we will have a new American Idol. He meets with the finalists, and Jessica admits she managed two hours of sleep before her big night. Smug Phil slept for nine hours. I want to reach through my television and smack him. I can’t remember the last time I slept for nine hours straight…and I need it. I need it bad, people.
Watch out Bethenny Frankel – there’s another Housewife mogul nipping at your heels! Teresa Giudice just announced that her third cookbook Fabulicous Fast & Fit has made it’s way to the NY Times Bestseller list.
“Jumping, screaming, flipping table in happiness!!! ‘Fabulicous: Fast & Fit’ made the NYT Bestseller list!!! 3 books in a row! I have the MOST amazing fans! Thank you, thank you! I am so honored & humbled you all have stuck by me! Love love love you.”
So, does Teresa like exclamation points or what? First rumors of a spinoff, now a three-time bestseller… Teresa may just be the next uber successful Bravo star to go out on her own! Congratulations, Tre!
And just a reminder – Reality Tea will be reviewing Fabulicous: Fast & Fit for next month’s Booze ‘N’ Books Club! Grab a copy and let us know what you think of Teresa’s newest bestseller. We’re also reviewing her cocktail Fabellini. The best reviews will be published on our site! Keep them fun and be honest – good, bad, ugly, and divine! Submissions are due May 25th.
SURPRISED TERESA MADE THE LIST AGAIN? HAVE YOU USED ANY OF HER COOKBOOKS?
TMZ reports that the Roswell Fire Department got a call around 9:35am yesterday morning to send a truck to the scene where a four-wheeler was burning. The fire department was able to extinguish the fire and no one was hurt.
I would make a joke about white trash and four-wheelers catching on fire, because I’m from WV and can do things like that – but house fires are serious. Let’s just say: good thing no one was injured and the house didn’t end up in flames.
Kim tweeted her appreciation, “Shout out to Roswell Fire Dept for their quick response this morning God is always on my side! #grateful!” We’re grateful too.
According to the commentary on the wedding photographer’s site, Vicki Gunvalson is going to have a new grandson to spoil! Rumor has it that Briana is having a boy!
Briana Culberson and her new husband Ryan revealed the happy news to their family and friends during the cake cutting at their wedding reception. Hidden inside their gorgeous cake was colored frosting that would let the guests know the baby’s gender. And, as you can see in the photo below, it was blue!
The photographer writes: “Briana and Ryan cut the cake to find out the gender of their baby! Probably my favorite part of the wedding,” she continues, “BLUE FROSTING! IT’S A BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Congratulations to Briana and Ryan (and grandma Vicki!).
CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE THE CAKE SHOT!
It’s no secret that Teresa Giudice is having some major issues with her day job. And unfortunately her professional problems are also carrying over into her personal life. Rumors have been flying that the Real Housewives of New Jersey star may be gravitating towards a spinoff centering around Teresa and her girls. Well, now it seems Teresa is majorly hinting that she might be ending her days as a Housewife.
In her recent Bravo blog, Teresa talks about life on reality television and about her experience on Celebrity Apprentice, away from the family drama and friendship breakdowns. “Last night was also a personal celebration of the exciting new chapter I am starting in my life. I am in a really good place now and just want to wish everyone the best,” she wrote of being on Arsenio Hall‘s winning team.
Reality stars never cease to amaze me. Namely, one Evelyn Lozada, but that’s neither here nor there. Vibe recently interviewed Evelyn of Basketball Wives, alongside Tamar Braxton of Braxton Family Values, Kandi Burrus of RHOA, and Chrissy Lampkin, formerly of Love & Hip Hop fame. The interview addresses the violence and drama fueled fights often highlighted on these shows, and the women, one in particular, seems to like laughing all the way to the bank. I was, however, extremely impressed to see Chrissy take responsibility for her temper. It’s a long interview, so I’m just sharing my favorite highlights. You can read the whole discussion here, and try not to laugh when Tamar says Evelyn is beautiful “inside and out.” Enjoy excerpts from that interview below!
Last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County was all about the things we do for love. Some women finally change their name after a decade of marriage, some women overlook grifting opportunists because they bring her coffee, and some women… well they’ll just leave their man alone from 10-2 everyday so he can pretend to do stuff. Love is a powerful thing, but equally powerful is denial. I feel like Heather Dubrow needs to start teaching a class about how to have an adult relationship.
The other thing that happened was the sort of not so epic Tamra Barney vs. Alexis Bellino showdown. T’was sort of, I dunno, meh… and predictable.
Ok, so we begin with Brooks Ayers descending upon Vicki Gunvalson‘s office with of all things Starbucks. Blessed Starbucks. Hey, I’m a girl who loves her coffee and I wouldn’t throw a man out the door for bringing me lattes he bought on my credit card.
Shockingly Brooks was only bearing breakfast, not a folder full of Hallmark cards. Remember those wallets everyone’s dad used to have before smartphones and iPads – the ones with the flip out photo holder? I think Brooks has one full of affirmations and inspirational quote cards. Need a lift, I’ve got good tidings to go! I bet he just whips them out whenever Vicki starts asking too many questions.
Vicki tells Mr. Hallmark about the fight with Briana Culberson, including that Briana called him an opportunist. Brooks starts rambling on about how Briana has truth, her truth and I can see him straining to remember that Joel Osteen segment on being the best you you can be. Truthfully though, I think Brooks handled it well. Vicki doesn’t understand why Briana is upset, after all she’s always been the perfect mother! Yep – she said that.
Naturally, Vicki thinks Briana has daddy issues because of her father and Donn. I wonder if Briana has daddy issues or mommy issues? Vicki cries that she is tired of her life being under construction, she just wants her life to be finished product. Are these two perfect for each other or what? Love tanks, construction zones, what’s next? A garden analogy?