If you thought the Real Housewives of New York was going to get less dramatic following the firings of Jill Zarin,Alex McCord, and Kelly Bensimon, you’d be wrong. Rather than getting classier, the show is probably going to look a lot more like the menopausal, passive aggressive version of Bad Girls Club. The show premieres in two weeks and already, the ladies are taking shots at each other in the press for truly pointless things like their premiere parties.
Rob Shuter of the Huffington Post, who love him or hate him, does appear to have a direct line into the RHONY world, reports that the upcoming season will be Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan versus the rest of the gang, which isn’t surprising. As far as Countess LuAnn, she remained more opportunistic, as she usually is, and stuck with the new blood, and the anonymous cast member tells Rob “The Countess, who has tried to stay neutral in the past, was forced to choose between the new ladies and her old cast mates … and picked the former.”
We here at Reality Tea are often just shocked to the gills by the antics of reality stars. From the products they shamelessly hawk to the ridiculous relationships to the epic fights to the hilarious outfits – the fun never stops! With all the insanity reverberating from every corner of every network, low-budget to high, we’ve often wondered… which crazy would you rather?
In order to spread the fun, we’ve decided to start a weekly game called Reality Tea: Would You Rather? And for today’s question – in honor of summer vacations – we wanna know:
Us Weekly‘s annual Hot Bodies issue is out on newsstands and just who found themselves the recipient of such title but three of our Housewives friends!
Gretchen, Melissa, and Alexis all got together to talk being hot and how they stay that way while posing as fifties housewives in cute retro swimsuits. All the ladies are in their thirties – and they look phenomenal – photoshop or no!
About her appearance Alexis Bellino, who has admitted to struggling with an eating disorder in the past and has had several surgical enhancements says: “I’m done picking myself apart. Life’s too short to spend another month recovering.” Did I hear this correctly – Jesus Barbie is over plastic surgery?! Well, I guess hell does freeze over.
Alexis also shares that she’s over obsessing about what she eats. “I won’t give up red wine, chocolate, or carbs.” Say whatever you want about ol’ Lex, but she looks fantastic for three kids and eating carbohydrates.
Friends of the Bethenny Ever After star have denied rumors of marital discord, saying the couple is committed to the marriage. Well, it appears they’re also committed to Bethenny’s rising career! Bethenny refused to confront rumors head-on; taking to Twitter to encourage fans to wait and watch her talk show for the deets. Well, that lead many to speculate that Bethenny may be using the rumors to create publicity for said new talk show.
HollywoodLife is reporting that Bethenny’s sudden marital problems are no mere coincidence! “Bethenny knows better than anyone how to work the media,” a source reveals. “She’s doing this for TV ratings for Bethenny Ever After.”
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Was it field day or feud day on this past episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey? Don’t you just love reading the women’s blogs, hearing what they have to say, knowing all the things they know now? Those talking head interviews can be really biting, and it’s never easy to hear a supposed friend talking smack about you. That said, can we please talk about Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo’s sportsmanship intervention with G-to-the-ia? I am not going to comment on the spunky Miss Gia (as I think it’s incredibly unacceptable and disgusting to see how some bloggers and commenters bash these kids who never asked to be growing up on television in the first place), but I will ask, do you think Jacqueline went to far in disciplining her friend’s child? Jacqueline addresses the situation in her Bravo blog:
Teen Mom star Amber Portwood has been a wreck for a while now and is desperately pleading with a judge to send her to prison!
Amber was offered a second chance by the judge back in January. She could’ve avoided prison if she successfully completed a drug rehab program. Amber has been in and out of jail and is now requesting that she be sent to prison so she can serve the time and get clean.
During a routine hearing yesterday, Amber admitted to the judge she would always “be a bad girl” and that she hasn’t been clean at all since starting the program at the beginning of the year. Amber told the judge she couldn’t stand the drug program and wanted out. The only alternative for Amber is prison.
Amber was taken into custody and will sit in the county jail until her sentencing – which could be up to five years per the original agreement.
This makes me so sad for her that she thinks the only way to help herself is prison. She clearly has had some deep problems all along, but how much of it is related to the pressures of being in the media spotlight at such a young age?
TELL US – DO YOU THINK MTV IS TO BLAME FOR ANY OF AMBER’S ISSUES? DO YOU THINK PARTICIPATING IN TEEN MOM IS TOO MUCH FOR THESE YOUNG GIRLS TO BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT?
Call in Judge Judy. Better yet, call in Extreme Akim! There is a law suit getting ready to unfold in Atlanta, y’all, and this time Phaedra Parks isn’t going to be the attorney…she’s the plaintiff! After the publication of Angela Stanton’s tome Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil by Vibe.com, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star is suing Vibe Holdings in federal court for libel and defamation of character.
You all recall that in the book, Angela touts Phaedra and now husband Apollo Nida as living a life of crime, guilty of theft, racketeering, and forgery. She alleges the couple wooed her into their inner circle of criminals, and left her out to dry when she was arrested.
Last week two time loser in television love and all around loser Brad Womack slammed his ex-fiance Emily Maynard; saying he “dodged a bullet” with her and had no plans to watch her look for love again on The Bachelorette. Well, Emily is a nice person and speaking to Access Hollywood, she genuinely believes Brad didn’t mean to sound so harsh. OK – is it possible for Emily to, like, ever get upset?
“At first, my feelings were really hurt, because we left everything very civil and I’ve never said a bad word about him,” Emily confessed. “But, knowing Brad, he didn’t mean it that way. That’s what I want to say,” she added.
As for how things went for her this season, Emily said she had serious reservations about kissing so many different guys as The Bachelorette, but whaddaya gonna do?