Friendships are falling apart left and right on Married to Medicine – first it was Quad Webb-Lunceford and Mariah Huq and now it is Toya Bush-Harris and Dr. Simone Whitmore. On the season premiere, we found out that Dr. Simone "freaked up on" Toya's husband Dr. Eugene Harris at a charity bowling event. IMO, Toya has handled the situation all wrong, and Dr. Simone has overreacted to every situation so far this season. #BrokeDoctorProblems
Like good little Bravolebrities, Toya and Dr. Simone took to their Bravo blogs to discuss their heated confrontation. Toya jumped right in: "Excuses, Excuses, Excuses… Dr. Simone, my dear friend, my under pressure, over worked friend, my very forgetful friend, and, most importantly, my friend who obviously loves to drink while bowling – please stop with the excuses and own that your behavior towards my husband and my marriage was wrong."
Cody Simpson does not seem to be taking his exit from Dancing With the Stars too hard. He didn't skip a beat after leaving the hit ABC reality show. Instead of laying low and nursing his wounds, he released a brand new music video to his song, Surfboard, which he and partner Witney Carson performed to on the March 31 episode.
My personal opinion is that waiting too long (over a year) between seasons leaves viewers uninvested in storylines and confused. I mean we don't even remember why Aviva Drescher started hating Ramona Singer or when LuAnn de Lesseps became besties with Heather Thomson. Or when Sonja Morgan last wore underpants. It's just too frazzled. It's like trying to decipher the product names in an iKea catalog. While it's all kindsa topsy-turvy drama, it all revolves around Meviva – just the way she likes it!
Aviva is one of those women who is validated by attention – any attention – which is why she keeps confabulating drama that centers around sheer ridiculous-ness. She seemingly doesn't care how idiotic she looks so long as she's being focused upon and talked about. And God bless the crazy train of her thoughts because it's working!
I'll be honest, I wasn't over the moon (and I don't mean Dr. Moon!) with the premiere of the newest season of Real Housewives of Orange County. Thankfully, there are new ladies to detract from the same old mean girls who have been instigating the same drama year after year. Whoever could I mean? That said, I'm going to go on the record by saying I like Shannon Beador, although that opinion is clearly subject to change…and change back, and then change again. Sure, she's wacky, but she still doesn't have that hardened "I need to act a certain way around the cameras" demeanor…although I'm sure it will come if she sticks around. It always does.
In her inaugural Bravo blog, Shannon sheds some light on her eccentricities, and I find it refreshing. The majority of us didn't have cell phones as tweens (granted, because they didn't exist) and we're still here to tell the tale! Shannon begins, "Hello everyone! It is very exciting to be writing my first blog! I readily admit that I choose to live a lifestyle that is quite different from most people in Orange County and am looking forward to giving you a glimpse into my life! It is surreal to watch real things that have happened played back to you on a TV screen and after watching the first episode of the season, there are things that I am both happy and not so happy with. Let's dive into it!"
Gretchen recently made the announcement — because you know so many people were asking — on her Facebook page, "Announced on Friday! For those of you who are asking…yes I'm on new show with Slade called Marriage Boot Camp on @WETV starting May 30th!"
I don't know what I more saddened to learn about last night's Dance Moms…that it was ninety minutes long or that that it was the mid-season finale. Seriously, Lifetime? MID-SEASON? This season has been going on since before MacKenzie was born–at least that's how it feels! Of course, we finally got to meet the new team that Abby Lee Miller has been threatening to introduce for decades!
The super-sized episode begins with Abby returning to the studio after the death of her mother. Her dancers share their condolences, and once again, both Maddie and I are in tears. Abby cuts through the emotional moment by forging ahead with the pyramid. Chloe is on the bottom due to her fifth place solo finish, with Nia following. Kalani rounds out the bottom tier for not standing out in group number. Kendall is in the third spot for her second place solo. Maddie is in second, with MacKenzie on the top for balancing dance and her It's a Girl Party video…which, by the way, is available for download on Lifetime. Do people really buy these things?
I think we can all admit that one of the most toxic Bravo franchises is Real Housewives of New Jersey. There is straight up malice and manipulation which seems to eclipse the regular ol' mean girl antics of the other series. That said, I believe that all the women on RHONJ are both guilty of the abhorrent behavior as well as victims of it. Case in point? Jacqueline Laurita. There were so many instances in which I felt sorry for her, yet as the seasons progressed, she became part of the problem.
Of course, when her son Nicolas was diagnosed with autism, Jacqueline's priorities shifted away from the drama, and there were several rumors circulating that she wouldn't return for a sixth season. Her daughter Ashlee recently debunked this gossip, but nothing has been confirmed. Perhaps if she does return, Jacq will use the opportunity to show viewers the woman we first met in season one.