Last night was the season finale ofBethenny Ever After. And it really felt like both the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. Julie Plake left, Jason Hoppy and Bethenny Frankel finally moved into their new apartment after a season-long HGTV show of decorating it, and Bethenny announced that the talk show is really happening.
I have to say, I’ve long had a love-hate relationship with Bethenny. I’ve loved her on Real Housewives of New York. I’ve adored her on Bethenny Getting Married?. And I’ve resented her and been in awe of her for complaining about having it all while actually accomplishing it all on BEA.
With that being said, I think it’s time for the Bethenny of reality TV to come to an end. She’s seems done. Frankly, the show seems done. And I think most of the viewers are ready to see the silly, fun Bethenny they fell in love with again. Which hopefully will happen on her talk show.
I can’t say enough about how much Bethenny is willing to let it all hang out – literally and metaphorically – and give us the very best and very worst of herself, but it seems she’s maybe given too much and it’s time to move on. I mean, case in point – do we even care about the revolving door of employees that have now come to dominate the show as Bethenny’s so-called friends and confidantes? Nope. Sorry, Jacs!
It was bound to happen, ladies; you start raking in the dough and eventually your ex-husband will come knocking and want some. Basketball Wives cast member Kenya Bellis feeling the sting of her newfound independent paycheck now that her ex-husband, basketball player Charlie Bell is demanding spousal support.
See, while Charlie makes a modest $100k playing basketball in Italy, it’s nowhere near the lifestyle he was accustomed to while playing for the Golden State Warriors, and it also doesn’t touch Kenya’s alleged reality star salary of $300k for her first season of Basketball Wives (a figure she denies).
We here at Reality Tea were reluctant to share because baby bump claims are always around and are usually unfounded. That said, after staring at endless photos of Bethenny from the last few weeks, we started see where the other outlets were coming from. We’ve shared a few of the photos below.
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Emily Maynard finally interacts with the “dro” twins, Alejandro and Allesandro, on episode 3 of The Bachelorette. One was definitely worth the wait. In fact, if I get my way, the star of The Bachelor season 17 was born tonight. More on that later. First, we must pick through the drab to get to the awesome.
Speaking of drab, my Tupperware has more personality than Emily Maynard does. You know what I mean, those bowls that have red sauce forever microwaved into their souls and lids that come out of the dishwasher melted and deformed. Emily did show some more spunk this week; however, she has hardly any inflection in her voice and that makes it hard to care about what she has to say. And, I’m not sure how much of it is real “spunk” and how much of it is “entitled princess.” Tupperware = oozing personality. Emily = mostly dispensing “golly” and “y’all,” hair smoothing, and teeth licking.
Well, all irony is not lost folks! Kim Kardashian, known for her relationship incompetence and failed 72-day-marriage, will be showing off her acting chops on Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva as somewhat of a relationship expert!
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star will be dispensing relationship advice as juice bar worker Nikki LePree, who is doling out more than smoothies! Yep, seriously. I must say, Kim has had more plastic surgery than any juice bar employee I’ve ever seen!
Interestingly Kim’s advice rings very true to something I could see Kim, herself, doing! Kim tells struggling model and hopelessly in love Stacy to be assertive and be careful with her underwear. “Now is the time to make bold moves,” Kim’s character advises. “And don’t leave anything on the table. Well, undergarments optional!” Practicing what she preaches right there!
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My oh my oh my! People certainly do some stupid stuff, don’t they? Francesca Eastwood, daughter of cinema icon Clint and star of the new reality show Mrs. Eastwood & Company, has come under fire lately…and literally!
TMZ is reporting that the nineteen-year-old has been receiving death threats via Facebook and Twitter after her controversial photographer beau Tyler Shields snapped pictures of Francesca destroying a $100,000 (in my Dana Wilkie voice) Hermes Birkin bag…all in the name of art. The photos show Francesca taking a chainsaw to the bag before setting it on fire. The pictorial enraged fashionistas and hard-working folks alike…you know, the people for whom that bag’s price tag would equate to years and years (and years) of paychecks.
American Idol winner Phillip Squared is headed into kidney surgery today according to TMZ. Phillip has had eight operations on his kidney as a result of living with kidney stones so big they can’t pass through his system.
He will allegedly have his ninth operation this afternoon. Phillip will be recuperating in a swanky Malibu mansion and recovery is expected to take as many as six weeks. Phillip’s new temporary digs are on loan from an A.I. producer who is letting him stay there with his family during the recovery process.
Good luck Phillip and we hope you are back on stage in no time!
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UPDATE: TMZ is now reporting that the A.I winner’s surgery is postponed due to Phillip having a sinus infection which triggered a high fever. The surgery has been rescheduled for early next week.
Finally, it’s the freakin’ finale of Basketball Wives. I don’t know about y’all, but this season has been incredibly exhausting, and the Tahiti trip has almost made me lose my cool!
We resume the same place we do almost every week, with Evelyn Lozada mouthing off after Jenn Williams escaped into her bungalow. Kenya Bell and Tami Roman are listening to her rants about how fake Jenn is, but I can’t take my attention off her hula hoop sized earrings. Shaunie O’Neal sneaks away to speak with Jenn, but I love that she’s more concerned about Jenn airing the group’s dirty laundry on blogs and twitter instead of Evelyn’s erratic and violent behavior. Why should everything be about appeasing crazy? And I’m not a Jenn fan…I think she should let it go, and I think she is extremely and purposefully pretentious, but geez, Shaunie! She isn’t doing anything worse than Evelyn is!