Reality Tea

Melissa Gorga

This week’s episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey gave us very little of Melissa Gorga. Now before you all let out a huge “Thank you, Jesus,” let me ask, would you really rather hear about Rino Aprea‘s finger-lickin’ good prostate exam? Or see Rino’s little toucan come out to play? Call me crazy, but I’d rather look at Joe and Melissa’s plans for Chateau Sheree 2.0 until I’m cross eyed than see that again.

Still, Melissa took to her blog to share her thoughts on the episode, starting with the 9,000-square-foot home Joe Gorga plans to build. “A Joe Gorga house is impeccable,” Joe said on RHONJ. “When you open up those history books and you look in Rome, that’s what I build. I just have that gift. I’m the Michelangelo of New Jersey of building homes.” History books? I think he meant Beaver Habitats For Dummies.

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Lauren Manzo grew up in front of the Real Housewives of New Jersey cameras. So should come as no surprise that the reality star is pretty open about sharing details from her upcoming wedding to longtime love Vito Scalia.

Lauren, along with the help of her mother, Caroline Manzo, have been planning up a storm. The date — next summer. The place — do you really think that she would get married anywhere other than the family-owned The Brownstone? The dress — a beautiful Vera Wang gown. But what about the guest list?

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This season of Real Housewives Of Atlanta is bringing tons of changes! Discussing all the goings on are Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker. And oh my, it’s a juicy dish with lots of info!

Of course we all know that Phaedra Parks‘ marriage to Apollo Nida has unraveled in the wake of his legal problems. While we all assumed it was his going to prison that caused the distress, Kandi reveals that there were many, many other things we don’t know! And guess who’s right smack dab in the middle of it: Kenya Moore

Stating that she and Phaedra are “cool” Kandi defends her friend and has her back. And she reveals that the nonsense between Kenya and Apollo is definitely not resolved, but Kandi won’t give too many details! 

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ABC kicked off Season 19 of Dancing with the Stars last night. Despite my ho-hum reaction to the “stars” cast, I enjoyed the show. I especially enjoyed a peek of Maks Chmerkovskiy in the audience. 😉

Some seasons, like this one, the only reason I turn on the premiere is to see my favorite pros dance. Luckily I always find a star or two to root for along the way. But my interest fades a little bit each time one of the pros I like to watch – Anna Trebunskaya, Tristan MacManus, Chelsie Hightower, Kym Johnson, and Maks come to mind – leaves the show.

Now it sounds like I will have one less reason to tune in to Season 20. Another one of my favorite pros, Cheryl Burke, recently announced that Season 19 will probably be her last on Dancing with the Stars

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Nobody likes a borrower who tries to be a keeper! Case in point: Aviva Drescher who is being sued when she borrowed art work and decided it looked too pretty to let go of! 

Remember how Aviva held an art viewing party at her brand new NYC townhouse? The apartment she purportedly rented solely for the purpose of filming for Real Housewives Of New York because the co-op board at her real apartment wouldn’t allow Bravo cameras on the premises. Well anyway, Aviva fancies herself a bit of an amateur curator and went on to install other works of borrowed art! But now she likes them so much she wants to keep some of them without paying! 

Matthew Satz, a Hamptons-based artist, filed a suit against Aviva for $620,500. In June 2013, Satz says he loaned Aviva 5 paintings and hung them in her Upper West Side apartment in exchange for “some exposure” presumably of the RHONY kind and now he wants his artwork back. 

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NeNe Leakes will be starring in Broadway’s Cinderella as the evil stepmother – but Kenya Moore definitely won’t be heading to the Great White Way to check out her rival’s performance. Oh no, Kenya already knows NeNe is wicked! 

“I think it’s perfect casting, I do,” Kenya said of NeNe being cast as the evil stepmother. As for how the two Real Housewives Of Atlanta stars are getting along during filming, Kenya admitted it’s not going so well

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There will never be another Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. I wish Mona Scott Young would just figure this out and spare us all of these L&HH franchises, but I know that will never happen. So, let’s just dive into the premiere of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood.

We first meet Teairra Mari, a singer who signed with Def Jam when she was sixteen. No longer with the label, Teairra is determined to prove she’s still in it to win it when it comes to her music. Hazel-E is a former superstar publicist who left her high powered career to pursue her dream of being a rapper. She and Teairra are roommates, and they are catching up after some time apart. The love of Teairra’s life is Ray-J, and she reminds us that we may know him from a few songs and perhaps a tape or two. I love it. Teairra reveals that while the pair had an on-and-off relationship for nine years, she hasn’t seen or talked to Ray-J in eight months when she found out he was cheating. Hazel can’t believe they’ve been apart for so long, and I have to wonder what “roommates” go eight months without a gossip session or two. Sounds a bit staged to me. Ray-J has moved his new lady into his house without returning any of Teairra’s belongings, and she’s ready to rectify that situation.

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Mayim Bialik

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