LuAnn de Lesseps has been an iconic figure on Real Housewives Of New York as The Countess. Although LuAnn was demoted last season, she’s back with a bang in season 7, and continuing to embrace a down-to-earth, relaxed attitude – including leaving behind the pretentious of the Upper East Side and Southampton.
Gracing the cover of Resident Magazine, LuAnn spills all about what led her to NYC, how she became involved in RHONY, and just how real she thinks reality TV is!
LuAnn says she signed on for reality TV after meeting Jill Zarin at a Michael Moore party (of all places – it was the screening of Sicko in 2007). Jill, ever the social climber, immediately climbed on board with adding a Countess to her friends roster.
The winners of Reality Tea‘s first annual Readers’ Choice Awards were announced throughout the day Friday. There were a few surprises!
I, for one, was shocked to see Teresa Giudice win favorite Real Housewives of New Jersey star and Jill Zarin win former Real Housewives star you wish would return. I was pleasantly surprised, however, to learn Caroline Stanbury beat out Jim Marchese as the breakout reality TV star of 2014.
In case you missed a few (or all) of the winner announcements, check out the complete winners list below. You can click on each category to see the runners up. Don’t forget to cast your vote in the final poll, Favorite Real Housewife of 2014. Thank you for your participation. We hope you enjoyed it.
The polls are closed and the votes are tallied in our First Annual Reality Tea Readers’ Choice Awards! Stay tuned today as we unveil the winners for each of the categories you voted in over the past two weeks. Some of the results might really surprise you!
Reality TV is usually known for its TERRIBLE fashions, but once in a while a gal (or guy) gets it right. Rarely, but hey – it happens. Lord knows this list was a struggle, I had to really search and search – wrack my memory, so to speak – to find the good looks.
However, after careful consideration, lots of overlooking, and focusing on the positives here’s my pick for best dressed reality TV stars of 2014. Many people are on this list because of progress made – even if it’s merely outfit to outfit progress, but remember we’re thinking positively. <side eye>
Bethenny Frankel returned to Real Housewives Of New York to save her career after a disastrous divorce and the network hoped she could also bolster ratings for the sagging show, but it seems she has a case of the sour grapes over her decision. As a result Bethenny isn’t meshing well with her co-stars, and they’re also bitter that she’s getting paid way more than they are to do nothing but be difficult and demanding!
Sources say Bethenny is refusing to film certain scenes or interact in ways she considers “fake,” which is a real departure to her past approach on reality TV. Bethenny’s co-stars feel she’s acting like a spoiled, entitled “brat” especially since they took pay cuts from Bravo in order for the network to finance Bethenny’s return.
Reality star sightings this week include Phaedra Parks, Abby Lee Miller and so many more!
Phaedra Parks and her ah-freaking-dorable boys took a trip to L.A. to attend the Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! at Staples Center. Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott and their four kids were also spotted at the same event.
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite photos from this week. Enjoy!
Above: LeAnn & Eddie star LeAnn Rimes shared, “Kisses. #OneChristmas #OneLove #hothubby #goodtimes #Rockefeller #RockMyFella.”