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.
As we were flipping through all of tonight's photos from the Bravo upfront presentations, we noticed something missing: Joanna Krupa's engagement ring!
Joanna and Romain Zago have been on and off, but last we heard the engagement was back on. Romain is with her in NYC this week, so they're obviously still together.
There are more photos below of Joanna out and about in NYC this afternoon – again with no ring. She was also not wearing it at an event last night. The last photo we can find where she's sporting her rock is back at the beginning of March.
After a season full of controversy concerning her relationship and her realness, followed by family issues and a reported double-foreclosure, Karent Sierra has decided Real Housewives is not for her!
RumorFix is reporting that Karent couldn't deal with the cattiness and is focusing on other TV projects, because she is a dentist with a publicist after all! Karent previously hinted at other TV projects in the works and commented that the show was very difficult for her to handle!
With her annual gala less than a month away and the rumors swirling about filming getting underway for season 3, Real Housewives of Miami starLea Black answers our burning questions. Well, some of them.
As she dashed to catch a flight yesterday, Lea took a few minutes to dish on her upcoming book, her gala, season 3 rumors, and to share her latest projects.
What can we expect from this year's gala? Can you give us a hint about what celebs will be performing?
Big names! BIG surprises! Flo Rida, Whiskers and an amazing sound and light show by him! There will be other surprises, lots of entertainment, celebrities on the red carpet and the best guests ever! People make the party!
Last time we spoke you mentioned you were working on a book; can you give us an update?
It's scandalous! A mystery novel. Fiction. And all about Miami socialites and crazies. A lot of "camouflaged" characters and composites of various personalities. A Vanity Fair writer told me it was very Truman Capote-esqe, his earlier scandalous writings. Will be fun watching everyone, figuring out who's who! And it’s a fun read.
How has fan reaction been after season 2?
Apparently, even Bravo was surprised with the response. Advertisers loved it. Seems it left everyone hungry for more.