Andy Cohen wants us to believe the drama on Real Housewives is genuine. <fits of laughter> I know, right? It’s real, he said. It’s all about casting the right, highly emotional women, he said. And if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you, he probably said to himself.
Andy addressed the scripted complaints that plague the franchise, actually the majority reality shows these days, in a recent interview with Attitude Magazine.
It’s the oldest reality TV trick in the book: the leaked sex tape! Rumors are whispering that a certain member of the Real Housewives franchise is about to “leak” a so-called stolen sex tape! For today’s blind item let’s speculate about who it could possibly be…
According to sources the Housewife in question is in major debt and is going to sell a leaked sex tape to pay that off – but also because she hopes it will make a much bigger star; like Kim Kardashian huge! The tape, which was made in the last year, contains nasty, nastiness!
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!
Back in her early days on Real Housewives of New York she was the single girl trying to be something she wasn't: rich! Of course, Bethenny Frankel wasn't alone. That's pretty much the Real Housewives franchise's M.O. – fake it til you make it!
In the wake of Teresa Giudice's massive fraud indictment, (for whom Bethenny has said she doesn't feel sorry), she is now complaining that Bravo intentionally hires personalities that are all flash and no cash and slams the franchise as being a bunch of broke wannabes. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you…
Bethenny says the ladies of Real Houswives are "all show and no go" and are more intent of flaunting faux wealth than actually amassing that money!
She is quick to point out that while the ladies aren't exactly broke, per se, they aren't representing their real lifestyles or incomes. "It's not what you think it is," Bethenny warns.
This bit of blind gossip was too funny not to share! Give us your best guesses below!
“This Real Housewife is completely delusional. She freaks out over every item and photo that’s published about her, furious that the blogs and magazines don’t “clear them with her first”.
She then has the nerve to contact them and say that she would like to give them an interview. But only if she is given all the questions in advance. And only if she can approve all the photos. And only if she can make her own edits to the copy before the article is published.
If they refuse her, she tells them, “You should really reconsider, because I have the power to drive many visitors to your site. I can give them to you… or I can take them away from you.” Of course the media finds her threats completely laughable.
Andy Cohen was always the most talkative – until he ended up with a stint hosting Real Housewives reunions and then he couldn’t get a word in edgewise.
In a new interview with New Hampshire Public Radio the puppetmaster behind the Housewives super craze talks how he ended up crafting reality TV shows based on crazy pseudo-rich women and what led him to become the controversial figure at the of helm Bravo.
“My mouth has been my greatest asset and also my biggest Achilles’ heel,” Andy shares. Andy says he always wanted to get into TV, but his “wonky eye” stopped him from being in front of the camera so he got involved in producing and developing TV shows instead.
Perhaps, the Bravo producers are just as sick of the excessive housewives drama and reality star train wrecks as the viewers are. TMZ is reporting that while the network’s head honchos are not straying from the franchise that skyrocketed its viewership, it is going in a different, more Godly direction.
Sources tell the site that the new series will showcase “accomplished and upscale women in the Calabasas area who have fabulous lives, are very social, are involved in the community, but also have a very deep commitment to their faith.” Oh gracious…isn’t this where the Kardashians live? Please ladies, no need to apply! That goes for you too, Shanna Moakler!
TheChristianPost.com elaborates, hoping the show isn’t just reality television’s answer to ABC’s new hit GCB, which showcases Bravo-esque caricatures, as they practice anything but what they preach. Some critics believe that the scripted dramedy mocks the Christian faith, and they hope that this Calabasas housewives spin-off isn’t Bravo’s way of doing the same.
The site continues, stating that the “franchise typically follows the lives of elite housewives who are often seen flashing designer goods, indulging in exorbitant shopping sprees, and promoting cattiness which many would argue is far from the core values of the Christian faith.”
After all, the ladies of Real Housewives of Orange County already have a self-proclaimed Jesus Barbie, who gets more than her fair share of backlash for citing her morals before trashing a cast mate. And I don’t have to tell you that not only is that not considered very “Christian,” it’s also not considered very nice.
WOULD YOU WATCH THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF CALABASAS? COMMENTS ON SEEING A HOUSEWIVES FRANCHISE THAT FOR ONCE ISN’T BASED SOLELY IN DRAMA AND JEALOUSY?