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Braunwyn Windham-Burke Real Housewives of Orange County

It was a relief when it was announced that Real Housewives of Orange County alum Heather Dubrow was returning to the franchise. You know that Heather will make the series classy and extravagant once again. Elizabeth Lyn Vargas and Kelly Dodd were fired from the show.

Braunwyn Windham-Burke was also axed after two chaotic RHOC seasons. And make no mistake, she was not happy about it. The woman loves a camera! “I’m incredibly sad to not be able to come back to The Real Housewives of Orange County next year,” Braunwyn said. “I loved every moment of being a Housewife and am so proud of my time on the show–the good, the bad, and the in-between.”

Katie Thurston The Bachelorette

Katie Thurston is having quite the season on The Bachelorette. None of the men really seem to be there for the right reasons and producers have forced the cast to basically go to therapy on TV. Some people, like Katie, are mature enough to parse through their past experiences, no matter how uncomfortable.

Katie even decided to open up about her experience with sexual assault. This shows that Katie is no stranger to being vulnerable and tough. She’s using those strengths now to discuss a health scare that happened more recently than people think.

Luann de Lesseps Real Housewives Of New York

Season 13 of Real Housewives of New York has fallen flat compared to its heyday. RHONY always delivered an entertaining season, so naturally fans are disappointed. Eboni K. Williams joined the cast as the first Black Housewife for the franchise. She has been trying to educate the ladies about racial issues, but it’s been a slog for Eboni.

Eboni had to explain why Ramona Singer shouldn’t call her staff “the help.” While Ramona is famous for running away from any dispute, or lecture, Eboni is still speaking her truth. “Frankly, I was not going to tiptoe around these women when it came to any of it,” Eboni stated. “Their comfort is just not my concern.”

Brody Jenner Is Upset That Ex-Wife Kaitlynn Carter Didn’t Share News Of Her Pregnancy With Him Sooner; Says He “Should Be In The Top 10” Of People Told

The Hills: New Beginnings is the perfect nostalgia for millennials who grew up watching Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari take turns dating Brody Jenner. Kardashian who? Brody was famous from The Hills long before Kylie Jenner became a self-made billionaire. It’s been fun watching Brody, Audrina Patridge, Heidi Pratt, Spencer Pratt, and Jason Wahler play act some scripted reality this season.

Brody’s current story on The Hills revolves around the disintegration of his  marriage  to Kaitlynn Carter. They married in 2018 and enjoyed having three-ways until, well, Kaitlynn didn’t anymore. They divorced in 2019. Kaitlynn was spotted making out with Miley Cyrus a week later. Both parties have since moved on. Brody is pursuing Audrina like a middle-schooler and Kaitlynn is dating Kristopher Brock. She’s also very pregnant, which Brody has thoughts about.

Real Housewives of Orange County reunion Kelly Dodd

OK so it’s safe to say that most of us know by now that Kelly Dodd is a damn trainwreck. The fired Real Housewives of Orange County star can’t help but offend anyone and everyone in her path who disagrees with her. Whether it’s not getting the backlash for wearing a “Drunk Wives Matter” hat or throwing low-blows regarding peoples’ appearances, Kelly has proved her inability to be a compassionate, kind person.

And she continues to prove that Bravo made the right move by firing her and bringing Heather Dubrow back to save RHOC. Especially after Kelly accused Heather’s son of giving her COVID, and gave a half-hearted apology to avoid being sued by the Dubrow family lawyers. Maybe if she just learned to just SHUT UP she wouldn’t have to make all of these apology videos to combat her rightfully-owed backlash. Shouldn’t she be focusing on finding a new job for her and her husband Rick Leventhal by now? Or literally finding ANY other somewhat productive way to spend her time.

Below Deck Mediterranean Season 6 Episode 4 recap courtney veale confessional

The current season of Below Deck Mediterranean has started out with SEVERAL bangs. Just a few episodes in and we’ve already seen Chef Mathew Shea quit twice, Captain Sandy Yawn get screamed at by guests for bad food and a complete meltdown from Satan Lexi Wilson.  We’ve seen drunken guests who try to jump off the boat and fight the night before their supposed on-ship wedding. And it seemed like it might be hard to beat last year’s bombshell of a season, but it’s shaping up nicely.

Unfortunately, we still have to deal with the worst yachting duo ever of Malia White and Sandy. Their crusade that got Hannah Ferrier fired from her chief stew position left a bad taste in every viewer’s mouth. Malia, the snake, tattled on Hannah for having prescription Valium on board ONLY when a fight broke out between the one-time roomies. And since then, both of them have doubled down on their decisions, with Sandy, in particular, rubbing salt in the wound. And Malia was definitely NOT a fan favorite heading into Season 6.

Nicki Minaj

Real Housewives of Potomac literally is life. The ultimate remedy to the Sunday Scaries. And one of the only Real Housewives cities that I tend to watch each episode at least twice in the same week because I just can’t get enough. The ladies of Potomac are truly the Grand Dames of Bravo and it’s only getting better every season.

This season of RHOP is highly anticipated for several reasons, one being we’re finally getting past the infamous fight between Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard-Bassett. Gizelle Bryant and Wendy Osefo seemingly go head-to-head thanks to none other but the chatter on the streets of Potomac. Karen Huger has a new sidekick Mia Thornton who’s a shady and chaotic new addition. And whether you agree or not, Robyn Dixon and Ashley Darby are the messy side characters I need in every episode.

Cara Maria Sorbello The Challenge

MTV’s The Challenge is one of my all time favorite shows. Not just reality shows but shows in general. I watched faithfully every week from the very beginning (showing my age here, guys). And quarantine boredom made me go back and watch every single season all over again. Don’t judge me, quarantine has been loooong.

Cara Maria Sorbello has been a staple of The Challenge for years. I admit that I started my journey absolutely loving her. She was a scrappy underdog, being thrown into elimination after elimination and always coming out on top. Cara Maria was also a loner and incessantly picked on. Who could forget Wes Bergmann infamously dumping a bottle of soda on her head? I was firmly in her corner. Seasons went on, but Cara Maria turned into someone I stopped rooting for. The turning point was really her “relationship” with castmate Kyle Christie, with whom she had a brief fling with. Despite eventually moving on to Paulie Calafiore, Cara never seemed to let it go. And her game and relationships just got more vindictive. Which I guess is a good thing if you’re on The Challenge. But maybe not so good for viewers like me.