Apparently, having all the money you want, the reality fame you desire, and the plastic surgery you covet isn't always easy for housewives of the Bravo franchise. Just ask Real Housewives of Miami'sLisa Hochstein who is still battling it out with a preservationist society over her Florida dream home. The grass isn't always greener, y'all!
While the majority of her face and body is fake, I think Lisa's personality is as real and as sweet as it gets for these shows. She and her surgeon husband have been at odds with local groups regarding a house on Star Island, and I feel badly that she's being put through the wringer to keep the home they've purchased.
Adriana's publicist insisted that the license was nullified because of a typo (her maiden name is misspelled) and since the couple married on a whim they decided it was a blessing in disguise and opted to hold out on tying the knot. And then reality TV came along to splash out for a big ol' wedding!
Well some of Adriana's co-stars, you know the ones who don't like her, reportedly tried to use this lie as leverage to get her canned. I'm placing my bets on Joanna Krupa and the now defunct Karent Sierra!
As you know, I'll be sharing some Watch What Happens Live posts sporadically throughout the week, and for Monday's show, I was in full recap mode. For last night's episode, I tried to go less recap/more highlight reel to see which style our wonderful readers prefer. Please sound off with your opinions in the comments section!
Andy Cohen's guests last night were former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak Biermann and Tony award winner and writer Harvey Fierstein. The leading lady of Harvey's Broadway hit Kinky Boots is the bartender. Harvey thinks Kim's hair is real (um, does he need glasses?), clarifying, if she bought it, it's really hers. Fair enough. If I close my eyes and just listen to Harvey's voice, I can easily picture Big Ang from Mob Wives!
The drinking game alert is "boots" (said thirty times throughout the show!), and we learn that Kim keeps all her old pregnancy tests. Ew.
That green dress sure has been popular among the Housewives this month! Kim Zolciak wore it to the Real Housewives of Atlantareunion and Melissa Gorga wore it to the Bravo upfront presentations, who will be next? Maybe one of the OC ladies or someone from Beverly Hills. We'll have a who wore it best poll for you later!
What's not to love about Andy Cohen? He's the King of Bravo, he hosts a phenomenally random and funny late night show in a tiny clubhouse, and he penned the hilarious memoir Most Talkative. Let's not forget the fact that he gave us the housewives franchise. What would we have to talk about if not for all of those ladies? Sure he's a horrible reunion host, but nobody's perfect, and he seems to be getting better in my opinion.
Not only is Andy all of these things and more, he's a huge advocate for the gay community. In fact, he was recently named 14th on Out's Power List, which showcases fifty gay men and women who influence the way Americans–and the world–perceive the gay community. RuPaul also made the list in the 50th spot.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'Kim Richards is quite a multi-faceted lady. In one breath, she calls out her cast members for poking their noses where they don't belong–literally. Seriously, she spends a page of her Bravo blog getting on Brandi Glanville smelling her pillow and then calling out its stench during the reunion. It was a pretty random conversation/cat fight, I'll give them that!
Of course, in the next breath, Kim pick, pick, picks at Yolanda Foster's behavior throughout the season, and even wonders if her memory loss from Lyme disease is nothing more than an excuse. She also calls out Yolanda for suggesting an builder learn English (which YoFo herself had to do) and for "lying" about that whole master cleanse situation. Suzanne Somers was involved, it was clearly a filming opportunity. I don't doubt that Yolanda invited Kim—and the rest of the cast!–to partake. Geez.
In her Bravo blog, Kim addresses pillow gate, and I have to admit, she does it with a pretty keen sense of humor.
If you'd told me two years ago that Bravo's Real Housewives of Miami franchise would have lasted beyond that horrendous first season, I would never have believed you. Now, the show is entering its third season, and despite several cast shake-ups, the ladies of South Beach are still bringing the drama.
One of the women who is constantly at the center of the gossip is model Joanna Krupa. Not only does she like to spar with her cast members, she's constantly on and off with her fiance Romain Zago. After some speculation of another break-up after Joanna went ringless to Bravo's Upfronts, she is setting the record straight regarding their relationship.