Kim Richards is baaaaack to ramble about “MY SOBRIETY” again. After being in and out of several rehabs following an April arrest, Kim insists, “I love sobriety!” And this time she plans to stay that way. We’ll believe it when we see it — hopefully NOT on Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills!
“I’ve always loved sobriety,” Kim declares. “Relapsing was very hard for me.” Kim blames Kyle Richards and other family issues for her very-public falling off of the wagon. Isn’t one of the steps taking accountability? “Monty, my ex-husband, is very sick and my son wasn’t well. And I had to give away my dog, and I wasn’t talking to my sister.”
MDLLA will once again follow the ups and downs of Josh Altman, Josh Flagg, James Harris, and David Parnes. In season 8, Josh Altman is all about selling real estate – a million dollars a day to be exact – but Heather Bilyeu is all about making babies. Josh Flagg is “always moving forward” thanks to his grandmother’s influence on his life. “With boyfriend Colton at his side,” shares Bravo, “Josh Flagg is more aggressive than ever as he aims to become L.A.’s top-selling real estate agent.” As for James and David, they’re both struggling to find a work/home balance. “When work stress mounts, they lash out, causing them to not only clash with competing agents, but also each other.”
I may be in the minority, but this season of Real Housewives of New York is just the bees’ knees for me. Bethenny Frankel grates on my last nerve, but I find her much more likable and down-to-earth than the Bethenny who covers the tabloids as I’m checking out at the grocery store. Dorinda Medley is a wonderful addition, simply because you never know what you’re going to get. She’s like a tamer, yet angrier, less likely to strip for fun version of Sonja Morgan. Luann de Lesseps and Heather Thomson both want to be cool, but I find them to be um, I don’t know, uncool most of the time–but entertaining nonetheless!
This crew doesn’t stew indefinitely after a blow-up (except on Twitter), and their personalities mix well together for both silly pettiness and those rare but endearing moments when you realize that some of these friendships are the real deal. Of course, Carole Radziwill has remained my favorite since she first burst on the scene, but she’s not winning points with a few folks (one in particular) after this week’s episode.
After last week’s sad episode, it’s good to be back to the nuts and bolts of the design world with Jeff Lewis and the gang on this week’s Flipping Out. Gage Edward and Jeff are ready to put Gramercy on the market, despite their strong emotional connection to the house.
Jeff says that he likes change, but “controlled change.” What doesn’t he like? Sitting so close to Jenni Pulos in their joint interview segments. It’s all about personal space, people! Jeff wants to sell Gramercy to buyers who pinky swear that they will not change a THING about it. Not a window treatment, nor a black wall, nor a single brick in the patio. Any takers out there?
Someone is celebrating some exciting news! Something tells me that Mama Joyce is over the moon at the news that her daughter Kandi Burruss and the son-in-law she simply adores are expecting their first child together. I kid, I kid. I am sure she’s psyched to learn she’s getting another grandchild…plus they have that prenup, right?
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and husband Todd Tucker shared their excitement over Kandi’s pregnancy. This baby will make them a family of five, as both Kandi and Todd each have a daughter from previous relationships. I hear that Andy Cohen is already planning a baby shower in the clubhouse! 😉
Finally we’re seeing some more upbeat scenes on the Real Housewives of Orange County with Shannon Beador, even if those scenes involve squeezing one’s flab and celebrating love with dragon bracelets! This week, Shannon expresses relief that the show is highlighting some of the healing in her marriage, as well as her body.
“I like this episode,” begins Shannon. “Finally you are seeing some fun and positivity!!!” As for her choice to bare it all at the gym, she remarks, “I know, what was I thinking??? I lifted up my shirt and squeezed all the flab on my stomach. I thought that it would motivate me to finally tone up my body and exercise. It has. As most women enter their 50’s, we get a little thicker around the midsection! Today I can say that I am still not the biggest fan of exercise, but I like the results and I am actually becoming stronger and more toned. David is such a workout fanatic so it’s nice that we can do another activity together.”