Heather begins her Bravo blog, "Let's get right into this…The email…When Tamra and I were at Fig & Olive having lunch, she told me that things weren't good between Shannon and David and told me that he had written her a bad email. When I left her I went to a dinner in the other room with a group of women. They asked me what happened at my lunch with Tamra. They were very happy to hear that we had made up because they knew how upset I had been about the breakdown of our friendship. They then asked if I had ever heard from Shannon after what happened at her holiday party weeks earlier. I said no, but apparently things weren't good with her and David and he sent her some funky email and let's give her a break. Basically, exactly what Tamra had said to me. Should I have said anything at all? Probably not. Was it said in a gossipy, malicious way? Definitely not. The conversation was no longer than a minute or two. Unfortunately, one of the ladies present texted under the table to her friend that this conversation happened. The person she texted is a lady friend of David Beador's which is how the story got back so quickly." Is it just me, or is "lady friend" a negative insinuation?
Andy Cohen is the ringleader when it comes to all things Housewives, not just the reunions. The former Bravo executive is the man we have to blame for our weekly obsession. It all started with an idea to go behind the gates of Coto de Caza and see how the other half live in the Real Housewives of Orange County.
Now we have multiple versions that we can watch a couple of nights a week, all year long. Thanks Andy!
But when Andy really shines is when he is trying to referee a housewives reunion or interacting with guests on his late night gab fest Watch What Happens Live!.
Andy recently opened up with a few snippets into what it is like to host a Housewives reunion, how he preps and what WWHL guest made him the most nervous.
Bravo has expanded its Million Dollar Listing franchise – my favorite – with Million Dollar Listing Miami. The hot new show kicks off Wednesday, June 25 – and I seriously cannot wait.
"With a surging market in South Florida, properties are selling for record rates and agents are cashing in on massive commissions like never before," says Bravo. "The mansions are bigger, high-rises are taller, amenities are more lux, and locals have access to amazing views, beaches, and a lifestyle unlike anywhere else in the world. Business can get heated as the brokers attempt to make a name for themselves and outshine their competition by landing the next big listing."
Million Dollar Listing Miami features Chad Carroll, Samantha DeBianchi, the franchise's first female agent, and Chris Leavitt. Check out the cast bios and photos and the trailer below.
Full disclosure: I set out to loathe Southern Charm. I anticipated watching like one would a train wreck. In the beginning, I did, but then something strange happened. It was as if the Who's Who of WhoovilleCharleston various towns throughout my great state were able to change this Grinch. At first I couldn't stand the thought of Thomas Ravenel, having once watched him make out at the table next to me in some oyster bar years ago. Then, strangely, I began to feel sorry for him, as he clearly just wanted to find love and a proper Senator's wife. Finally, he grew on me, much like a wart or some other weird skin abnormality, but grew on me nonetheless. I honestly think he's going to be an amazing dad.
That said, I guess I'm going to have to start following politics, because T-Rav isn't planning on any more Bravo stints. Instead, he's hoping to revamp his political career with the hopes that people will remember his time on Southern Charm more than they do the time he served in prison. T-Rav certainly has a colorful past, doesn't he? He's like a modern day Ernest Hemingway without the works of literary genius.
"Our latest crop of development is all about connecting Bravo viewers with who they definitely must know and what they absolutely cannot live without," sharedBravo's SVP of Development Lara Spotts. "From a glimpse inside a luxury ski resort to a curation of what is new and what is next, Bravo has its finger on the pulse of the latest trends for our viewers to keep up at the water cooler."
Patti Stanger is one of three executive producers behind Family Love, which follows Lisa Galos and her unconventional family of matchmakers, including her beautiful single daughter, gay son, ex-husband, and even her ex-husband’s former mistress. Family Love follows Lisa and her offbeat family as they set up singles (and probably not-so-single since Bravo's involved) in Chicago.
"This year’s campaign features over thirty-five bravolebrities, who are starring in a three-ring circus – Bravo style," boastedBravo. "Fans can watchLisa Vanderpump and Giggy as lion tamers, Curtis Stone make an impressive fruit salad in mid-air, Jenni PulosandZoila Chavez dressed up as clowns playing a joke on Jeff Lewis, and James Lipton as a human cannonball. It’s sure to astonish fans of all ages."
It seems that Bravo is done dragging dead weight all season – and they've learned a little lesson over Aviva Drescher's hiatus and NeNe Leakes' phoning it in. Don't bring the drama all season long, get dropped mid-season. And it's all completely legal!
In order to boost sagging ratings and keep viewers invested, NaughtyButNiceRob reports that Bravo has renegotiated the HW contracts to include a shocking new clause!
"Now ladies are being offered only 8 week contracts. If they don’t deliver the drama in the first few weeks of taping they will be dropped,” a Bravo insider says. Bravo has decided to do this to cover their asses storylines.
We all have very strong opinions about the Real Housewives – that is the understatement of the year, says Reality Tea's comment moderator, I'm sure – and we all have favorites and not so favorites! Personally, I love when nobody takes the shows too seriously, and we all have fun discussing the housewives latest fashion disasters, relationship drama, and friendship explosions.
Andy Cohen, the man responsible for bringing us the best of the best and the worst of the worst, knows the housewives better than anyone. So, when he hosted the CLIO Image Awards for excellence in fashion and beauty last week, Allure Magazine asked Andy to name the "BEST HOUSEWIFE" in several categories. Who's the best dressed? Who's Andy's ideal dinner partner? Who has the best hair and the best booty? A few of the names shocked me!