This season is all about Erika Jayne on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. But Sutton Stracke is also bringing the tears, and drama, every week. She has earned her first RHOBH diamond for her constant clashing with newbie Crystal Kung Minkoff.
During the girls’ trip to Lake Tahoe, Sutton entered Crystal’s room to return Crystal’s jacket. Crystal was naked and felt that she was “violated.” Garcelle Beauvais had issues with that term, but Crystal refused to back down. Crystal can certainly hold a grudge.
Real Housewives of Potomac is in fine form this season. And the legendary feud between the Grand Dame Karen Huger and Gizelle Bryant is still going strong. During the RHOP premiere episode, Wendy Osefo threw a “nude interlude” party to show off her new breasts and ample new butt.
Karen took a moment to call out Gizelle for having a “fiery box” and said that’s why they “went to Sing Sing.” What the hell was Karen talking about? Gizelle dissed Ray Huger’s “broken penis.”
Erika Jayne is putting on quite the show. Possibly the biggest show of her life. On the latest episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika continued to weave a tall tale about how her life has unraveled. A car crash, dementia, hidden cash. Her story has all the makings of a Lifetime movie. Or a documentary on Hulu.
But as wild as her tales are, she has plenty of people in her corner. As in, all of her castmates. Only Sutton Stracke seemed a little put off by Erika’s stories. And we know from the midseason trailer that Sutton only gets more suspicious. Now, it looks like Erika has another housewife in her corner.
Eboni K. Williams may be the first Black cast member on Real Housewives of New York, but her repeated attempts to educate her co-stars about racial issues have fallen flat. Even Eboni’s bestie, Leah McSweeney, realized that Eboni was fighting a losing battle at her Harlem dinner party. The ladies were there to eat, not learn. And Ramona Singer was already lacing up her running shoes.
RHONY viewers met Bershan Shaw at that dinner. Bershan is friends with Ramona. In March of 2021, Bershan, who is a motivational speaker, was added to the cast. She is also a cancer survivor. I thought Bershan seemed interesting and fun.
Season Six of the Real Housewives of Potomac is here, and I am living for it. The toxic environment that resulted from Monique Samuels dragging Candiace Dillard by the wig cast a dark cloud over last season. Monique peaced out ahead of Season 6.
Wendy Osefo, who joined RHOP during Season 5, boasts an impressive resume. She has a PhD. Wendy is married to Eddie Osefo, and they have three kids. But all might not be well in Wendy’s world. There was an unconfirmed report that Eddie has a mistress and a secret baby.
Breaking: Real Housewives of New York is painfully boring this year. Oh, you already heard? Great! You and everyone else who tunes into Bravo. What’s that? You blame the two newest Housewives exclusively? Riveting. Can you repeat that at least 600 more times for me? That’d be swell.
Somehow, on a franchise where the women literally claim to be ageless, the two millenails are taking the blame for committing a heavy lift and derailing the entire series. How’s that for work ethic!? I’m still not even sure what Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, and Sonja Morgan are supposed to be bringing this year. That is, besides ongoing drunken spectacles, judgmental side-eye, and…poop? I mean, really. That’s it. But by all means, let’s throw this season’s flop onto the back of newest Housewife Eboni K. Williams who actually maintains a job/personality outside of the Bravo spotlight.
If you haven’t already watched The Housewife and the Hustler, get to it. Not only does it open with the ever-hypnotic and chaotic Danielle Staub divvying out strip club secrets, but the actual alleged victims of Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne are heavily involved. Hearing the story of these embezzlement claims from the victims’ mouths is another experience altogether.
That said, if you have ears, eyes, and a shred of critical thinking, you are probably getting a good sense of what’s going on from watching Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in isolation. That “crying scene” Erika put on with Kyle Richards last week was…something. Of course, Bravo fans have been glued to this season. We also know investigators have been tuning in. What’s next, the victims?
Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards. Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. Danielle Staub and Teresa Giudice. Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. What do all of these things have in common? They’re legendary feuds in their own right. And I would argue that the ongoing back and forth between forever frenemies Gizelle Bryant and Karen Huger on the Real Housewives of Potomac trumps them all, at least when it comes to expert shade-throwing. And somehow it still feels like it’s just getting started.
Gizelle and Karen have battled it out to be the Queen B of RHOP since the beginning. And their feud has so many iconic moments, from Gizelle’s #FreeUncleBen shirt to the Grand Dame’s attack on Jamal Bryant who lives in the phone. We had the mime scene. The birthday party seat fiasco. And countless arguments during reunions. It’s a feud that I will never tire of and never truly pick one side of — I love it for what it is, and I never want either of them to leave RHOP.