TGIF! It’s hot photo Friday! Let’s see what our favorite reality TV stars have been up to! The Real Housewives of Orange County stars Terry and Heather Dubrowtook a break from overseeing the building of their mansion and were spotted having a good time (?) together at a Lakers game in L.A.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Kenya Moore, NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey and Kandi Burrusswere all photographed at events this week. Kenya was in Miami to attend the TREND Group and Granite Transformations global rebranding and “Immense” product collection launch event at Temple House. Cynthia Bailey was seen at the Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival with Married to Medicine stars Dr. Heavenly Kimes and Lisa Nicole Cloud in Miami. NeNe Leakes and husband Gregg were in Vegas for the fourth annual “One Night for ONE DROP” imagined by Cirque du Soleil, a show that raises awareness and funds for critical water issues worldwide.
Finally a bit of good news for Bethenny Frankel in her never-ending divorce saga, which has been going on for over three years now!! Yes, Bethenny’s divorce has now been dragging on longer than the length of the actual marriage!
The Real Housewives of New York star has been forking out $12,000 a month in alimony to Jason Hoppy for the past year, but she can now consider her checkbook a little fuller today as a judge ruled she can finally stop making those payments to her ex!
Real Housewives casting director Melissa Stanforth said there’s no shortage of “socialites” and “wannabes” who want to be on Real Housewives, but she shared, she typically finds “new blood” via her professional sports and high-end real estate connections.
Melissa said she asks potentials, “What’s off the table?,” to gauge if reality TV would be a good fit. “[If they] say, ‘This, this, this, and that,’ I say, ‘You shouldn’t be on reality TV.'” Every once in a while, however, a perfect Real Housewives candidate just falls into their laps.
It has only been 7 months since season 7 ended, but in just four weeks The Real Housewives of New Yorkare heading back to our screens for an 8th season! I’m a tiny bit disappointed since April has been the starting time for new seasons of Real Housewives of New Jersey, but it’s looking like we’ll have to wait until later summer or fall for that premiere. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to have RHONY back (even if it’s without one of my favs, Heather Thomson).
Speaking of Heather, her efforts to help Sonja Morgan with her toaster oven empire may not have been a waste of time! Sonja dished this week that there is still a very good chance we’ll see these ovens up for sale.
Between the tight space and the plastic runway I can’t help but think Cynthia‘s show was held in the lobby of her hotel – without permission – and she lucked out when Mother Funders‘ Carla Stephens and Real Housewives of New York‘s Jill Zarin stumbled upon the “show” so Cynthia could pose for pictures with the “stars” who attended her show. Poor Cynthia. If I could stop laughing, I might feel sorry for her.
It was reported back in September that Bethenny had already signed on for season 8, but she now makes it official: “Yes. I am back [this season], and it is spicy. You know last year, I had my ‘new car smell’ still on me. And I wasn’t getting into too much trouble. This season, I am knee-deep in the mud.”