Sure, I “liked” Kristen Taekman when she was a Real Housewives of New York cast member, but if I’m keeping it real she added nothing to that show. That’s not necessarily an insult since most of the people who make good reality characters aren’t people you would actually want to spend time with in real life since they have an affinity for shit stirring. Nevertheless, I really did want her to stay on the show after her husband Josh Taekaman’s membership on Ashley Madison (a dating service for people who are married) became public. Unfortunately for me (and fortunately for Kristen) that did not happen and now the former RHONYstar thinks she’s a relationship role model.
Wait. What? I don’t know what qualifies her (or anyone else) to be a relationship role model, let alone declare that. I do think it was good how she kept things private after the hack for the sake of her family, but I have no idea if she was really “keeping her private life private,” or if people just didn’t care since she wasn’t on reality TV anymore. But anyway, Kristen is opening up about it now.
Reality Tea is ranking ALL the Housewives from every season and every city! Our list is broken down into three parts with Housewives ranked from worst to ‘best’ (or best of the worst, if you will). Below is Part 1.
What makes a superior species of Housewives? Is it class? Money? Fabulous plastic surgery and good shoes? Beautiful home? A revolving door of crazy that keeps us on our cheaply-clad toes? Is it a supportive husband? An in-home zoo of fabulous miniature fluff balls clad in their own designer wardrobe? Is it a witty zinger or indispensable advice? Is it their ability to rewrite history without irony? To crack open the egg of their emotional travails in front of cameras? Or is it their ability to deftly control the scenery while cracking a Chanel whip?
The best part of Halloween is not the candy, it’s all of the cute little kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating!
A slew of reality star parents took to Instagram to show off Halloween costume pics of their little ones. Kim Zolciak dressed twins Kane and Kaia as ‘Grease’ characters Sandy and Danny. JWoww and her crew went dressed as The Incredibles, while her BFF Snooki and her kids were all decked out as Spiderman. Also dressing in a family theme was Kourtney Kardashian and her three kids – they went as a group of Power Rangers. Check out these and more photos below, including ones from Lisa Hochstein, Teresa Giudice, Thomas Ravenel and man more!
In case you haven’t heard, Jenelle Evans is anxious for Teen Mom 2 fans to see the upcoming season. Because, dude, this is totally the season she finally gets it together and acts responsibly. <eye roll> You know, just ignore all the pictures, like Kaiser bouncing (according to snapchat) on her dog or Jenelle taking Kaiser to the beach in a hurricane, that tell a different story.
As for the more mature and well-adjusted reality TV stars (when compared to Jenelle Evans, at least), look below for photos of Teresa Giudice celebrating Gabriella‘s 12th birthday, Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd welcoming their baby to the world, Heather Dubrow celebrating Katarina‘s 10th birthday, Jen Arnold‘s cute kids Will and Zoey playing dress up, and many more.
Brandi is joining forces with Kristen Taekman and Carole Radziwill to star in a performance of The Vagina Monologues. “Heading to Dallas this weekend with these beauty’s @KristenTaekman @HurricaneCari & @CaroleRadziwill #TEXASTIME,” Brandi shared on Twitter.
Some of our favorite reality TV stars were spotted out and about (all over the country!) and on the red carpet this week. Vanderpump Rules star Tom Sandovallooked dapper as he attended The Buzzies, BuzzFeed’s Pre-Emmy party.
Kim Zolciak and Brielle Biermann have been doing press in NYC for the return of their show, Don’t Be Tardy. They stopped by the AOL headquarters, with Kim literally busting out of her top. Also out and about in NYC: Yolanda Hadid (minus a bra) and daughter Bella.
Terra Jole and Amber Rose were spotted behind the scenes prepping for Dancing With the Stars. Meanwhile, over in Atlanta, Kandi Burruss attended ESSENCE And Johnson & Johnson’s Path To Power event. Also below: Kim Kardashian in Florida (and missing a shirt), Snooki and JWoww in NYC, and more!
Also throwing a party last night was Us Magazine. Showing up for that event was Bethenny Frankel and her sidekick Carole Radziwill, as well as Padma Lakshmi and others. Check out all of the photos below!