The Real Housewives Of New Jersey Recap: Growing Up Jersey

Throughout the years, Melissa Gorga has tried out a few different careers for story lines on Real Housewives of New Jersey. She has tried singing (an interest that I want her to revive next season), running a fashion boutique, owning an Italian restaurant, and  just like most Housewives she “wrote” wrote a book.

According to reports, Melissa and her husband Joe Gorga had yet another career in mind and it also involves reality television.

Instagram Roundup: Yolanda Hadid, Jax Taylor, Farrah Abraham, Tamra Judge, & More!

There has been a lot going on with all of your favorite (and least favorite) reality stars this week, which means that Instagram was full of new photos. Jax Taylor got support from his Vanderpump Rules costars (past and present love interests) Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, and Brittany Cartwright in Michigan at a “Celebration of Life” event to honor his father who recently passed away. Meanwhile Scheana Marie cozied up to (yet another) one of Brandi Glanville’s exes- Gerard Butler- and posed for a selfie with him, of course. She even claims that he was the one who insisted on taking the photo.

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice celebrated her oldest daughter Gia Giudice’s birthday with the rest of her family. Gia’s aunt Melissa Gorga also shared a photo with a sweet caption in honor of the big day. Margaret Josephs and her man Joe Benigno (the THIRD RHONJ husband named Joe) enjoyed a date night with friends. RHONJ alum Dina Manzo shared a selfie with her daughter Lexi.

Instagram Roundup

There is just so much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Obviously, health and happiness are high up on the list, but somewhere after the main priorities in life, the dedicated TV viewers are thankful for their favorite reality stars. Aside from spending time with family and devouring delicious foods, there’s no better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than by enjoying some reality star photos in the latest edition of Instagram Roundup. It’s also a lot better than indulging in awkward or boring conversation with your least favorite relatives.

There were just so many random (and juicy) things going on this week! Real Housewives of New Jersey pot stirrer Kim D was hanging out with former cast members Jacqueline Laurita and Amber Marchese to talk shit about Teresa at a friend’s baby shower. Love & Hip Hop star Joseline Hernandez shared a photo with her and Cynthia Bailey’s ex husband Peter Thomas. Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent shared a selfie from church (yes, you read that correctly) and she even made it to Kathy Wakile’s pizza restaurant in New Jersey- if that is not the most random pairing in the world, then I don’t know what is. Oh wait, yes I do: Whitney Sudler-Smith at a baby shower with Reese Witherspoon. I have so many questions about that one.

Check out the most interesting photos from the last week in the gallery below!

Bravo Reality TV Shows - Fredrik Eklund and Bethenny Frankel

Bravo announced a long list of new and returning reality TV shows to keep us busy this summer and fall. First, Top Chef, Shahs of Sunset, Million Dollar Listing New York, and Real Housewives of Orange County will return this summer.

Also renewed, but premiering later in the year, are Real Housewives of New Jersey, Flipping Out, Married to Medicine, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Below Deck, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Inside The Actor’s Studio, Don’t Be Tardy, Summer House, Real Housewives of Dallas, and Vanderpump Rules.

As for the new shows, oh boy, are there some surprises – Fredrik Eklund and Bethenny Frankel teaming up to scout, buy, and design amazing properties, Shep Rose looking for love, Ryan Serhant training sales agents and showing off his skills, and more. Check out the list of new shows below.


MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA -- Season:9 -- Pictured: David Parnes -- (Photo by: Tommy Garcia/Bravo)

If you’re like me, you were very excited to tune in to last night’s super sized premiere of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles. For me, the anticipation was even greater than normal, given I’d spent my afternoon chatting over tea and crumpets with the lovely David Parnes and James Harris. Both gentlemen were incredibly easy to talk to, complimentary, and gracious. I may create some kind of mix of their responses on my sound machine so that their lilting accents can lull me to sleep at night? Weird? I’m totally kidding then…

Yesterday I shared my interview with James, and he filled us in on working the Malibu scene with Madison Hildebrand while refraining from dishing any dirt on his dear pal David. Did David return the favor? You’ll have to read and see. He does share some crazy open house shenanigans (I’m going to replay in my mind him excitedly stating “pandemonium!” while figuring out how to work that word into my everyday vocabulary, using his accent when I say it, of course) and hints about difficult times in his personal life we’ll be privy to this season.


MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA -- Season:9 -- Pictured: James Harris -- (Photo by: Tommy Garcia/Bravo)

Cheerio, y’all! Without a doubt, the most amazing part of this job is getting to interview the fancy folks I get to watch each week on television. Every time, I’m happily surprised by how down to earth these people are – but this time, I wasn’t shocked at all. I knew the British gentlemen from Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles would exude nothing but grace and class – what a privilege to get to chat with James Harris and David Parnes!

With the premiere of MDLLA looming this evening at 9 PM/ET on Bravo, it was a huge treat to get to speak to two of the most gracious reality stars on the planet. In an effort to give you dear readers twice the accent and double the gentility, I’ve split their separate interviews into two posts. Tonight, please enjoy a peek into the charismatic personality that is James Harris. He’s absolutely every bit as precious as he appears on the show…maybe more so!



Congratulations are in order for Million Dollar Listing stars Josh Altman and Heather Bilyeu! The newlyweds have announced that they are expecting their first child together! 

Thankfully for the fans, this will all play out when the next season of Million Dollar Listing airs October 6 on Bravo. But don’t worry, Josh and Heather aren’t leaving all of the juicy material for the show. The couple revealed that Heather is already in her second trimester and they shared the baby’s gender.


MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA -- Season:9 -- Pictured: Madison Hildebrand -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/Bravo)

The Joshes? Obviously one is hilariously precious and the other just got hitched (I’m sure we’ll be privy to the planning of said nuptials). The Brits? They shouldn’t Brexit just yet. However, Joshes and Brits aside, Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles is welcoming back a familiar face, and I couldn’t be more excited.

Madison Hildebrand, the formerly surfer coiffed, snarkily hot, sometime whiny, dog revering real estate agent, is returning to the Bravo show that gifts us with Robin Leach style California real estate porn. He’s the Malibu Ken of beach front property, and I cannot wait for his homecoming and the new season in general. Let’s be honest, Madison is beyond fabulous, and Josh Flagg is adorably neurotic. Don’t forget Josh Altman‘s ego, which is endearing when he lets down his guard, and the baby faces and beautiful accents of James Harris and David ParnesAdd it all together… and you have got a recipe for reality success!