Kim Zolciak Biermann and Kandi Burruss may be going head-to-head in Federal Court, but they're also facing off in your living rooms.  That's right!  It's Kandi vs. Kim: Ratings Edition!  

While Kandi is suing her former friend and Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star over the song Don't Be Tardy for the PartyKim may be having the last laugh over whose spin-off is garnering the most attention.  Viewers were right on time for the premiere of season two of Kim's Don't Be Tardy show, while last week no one seemed to want to party at The Kandi Factory.  I wonder how Kim will feel to learn that this week she actually gave her new nemesis' show a boost?



He She went to Jared's?  Big news!  Gretchen Rossi decided to Skatell Slade Smiley she loved him with a surprise proposal.  That's right!  The Real Housewives of Orange County star reversed normal gender roles and popped the question to her love slave.

Don't worry.  The whole scenario was allegedly caught on film by Bravo's ever-present cameras, so you'll get to see the awkwardness and requisite emasculation in the comfort of your own living room.  Before I catch any slack, I don't think that a woman proposing is emasculating…it's just so cringe-worthy to see how Gretchen usually treats Slade.  Now that we've cleared up that potential miscommunication, let's get on to the good stuff!


Watch What Happens Live - Season 9

As you know, I'll be sharing some Watch What Happens Live posts sporadically throughout the week, and for Monday's show, I was in full recap mode.  For last night's episode, I tried to go less recap/more highlight reel to see which style our wonderful readers prefer.  Please sound off with your opinions in the comments section!

Andy Cohen's guests last night were former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak Biermann and Tony award winner and writer Harvey Fierstein.  The leading lady of Harvey's Broadway hit Kinky Boots is the bartender.  Harvey thinks Kim's hair is real (um, does he need glasses?), clarifying, if she bought it, it's really hers.  Fair enough.  If I close my eyes and just listen to Harvey's voice, I can easily picture Big Ang from Mob Wives!

The drinking game alert is "boots" (said thirty times throughout the show!), and we learn that Kim keeps all her old pregnancy tests.  Ew.



So, Married to Medicine is a ratings success for Bravo, and more than 2.66 million viewers tuned in to watch Mariah Huq and Toya Bush-Harris attack one another. 

While the episode wants us to believe that Mariah is upset with Toya for gossiping about her family's personal business, I'm not so sure I believe this order of events. My gut tells me that the poolside brawl was nothing more than a pathetic, unfortunate, low class drunken fight. However, seeing as how Mariah is desperate to be a reality TV star and already suffers from Reza-ego-itis, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Mariah (as an executive producer) and Bravo (as a story-driven maniac) manufactured the scene with Lake (Mariah's sister) after the fact to save face. 

That said, check out this week's blogs from Mariah, Toya, Kari Wells, and Quad Webb-Lunceford, and let us know what you think!

In her blog, Mariah maintains that Toya had several open conversations about her daughter's adoption in two different hair salons. She expresses shock over "the lengths people will go to become more relevant" and says that Toya is void of "morals, values, and boundaries."



Bravo's Married to Medicine is a ratings success! 

Reality Tea readers didn't seem too impressed when Married to Medicine debuted to record breaking numbers. Many comments read like "really?" and "this show sucks" and "the ratings will drop." Um. Not so much. 


I, too, expected the ratings to drop. In reality, however, Married to Medicine's ratings are going up! This past week, the much anticipated brawl between two cast members brought in 2.66 million viewers, a series high.


camille wwhl

On last night's Watch What Happens Live, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Camille Grammer graced Andy Cohen with her presence in the clubhouse.  Joining her was rocker – and Ashlee Simpson ex – Pete Wentz, who will be hosting a new tattoo competition show on Oxygen.  Andy addresses the tragedy in Boston, and declares it a night where everyone needs a drink.  That said, there is no drinking game word…you just drink when the word "Drink" flashes across the screen.  Seems easy enough for me!  The bartender is the guy who designed the logo that is Andy's face which can be found on most of the Mazel products. 

Andy opens the vault to reveal two clips of Camille scantily dressed and dancing on '90's late night shows.  She admits to having a breast reduction since those glory days.  My, my, my!  Those are some jugs.  Pete compliments the current state of Camille's rack.  The poll question involves Real Housewives of Orange County, and Andy wonders if Briana had the right to ban Brooks Ayers from her mother's house. 



Last week on Married to Medicine, Mariah Huq worked to bring Kari Wells and Quad Webb-Lunceford together, to settle their differences before Aydin and Duncan's birthday party. Turns out, if she wanted a drama-free party, she should have focused her pre-party energy on herself. Oy vey, even for Bravo, the party turns out to be a nightmare. 

This week's show begins and ends with Mariah and Toya Bush-Harris. First, despite the fact that Mariah and Toya merely tolerate one another solely because their husbands work together, Mariah stops by Toya's house with a gift. She brings a white Christening gown for Toya's one-year-old son's upcoming baptism. Toya is like, thanks but no thanks, and Mariah feels offended. 
Meanwhile, Dr. Simone Whitmore checks in with Dr. Jackie Walters. Simone knows exactly where to find the "fat police" doc, at the gym. While the other ladies' back and forth jabs come across as hurtful and below the belt, Simone and Jackie's banter always feels playful and lighthearted. Jackie jokes that Simone is more about food than fitness; Simone shares that she has no interest in sweating off her hair. 


Bravo's original housewives franchise is back in full force, and the women of the O.C. are going to bring the drama without question.  After saying she wouldn't be returning for this season, Alexis Bellino is back with a vengeance to confront her "bullies."  I was convinced that she'd actually been fired, and was just saying she'd quit to save face.  Even her husband Jim "the Chin" Bellino was vocal about how much he didn't want his wife on Real Housewives of Orange County

Now that she's back, Alexis claims she didn't want her kids to think she succumbed to bullies.  While I don't agree with how the ladies ganged up on Alexis last season, she needs to quit it with the bully talk.  She's a woman who gets paid to be on a show that perpetuates drama.  It irks me that Alexis keeps saying she was the victim of bullying because I think it takes away from people who are actually bullied.  Let's be honest, Alexis loves being on television, plain and simple. 


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