Happy 4th of July!

56th Annual Detroit Fireworks Show

To our U.S. readers: Happy Independence Day!  For our readers outside the U.S.: Happy Friday!

We will be light on posting today so our writers (Melissa, Suzy, Mary, Lauren and our new recapper crew – Gina, Cecile, Kara, Geoff and Bonnie) can crawl out of their reality TV bunkers, unglue their fingers from their laptop keyboards, and peel their eyes off the television for a couple of hours.  We hope they'll get some fresh air, enjoy a BBQ, maybe spend a few moments getting reacquainted with their family members and watch some explosions in the sky (rather than on TV between some catty reality stars). 😉

If you find yourself hanging out on Reality Tea today, we're happy to have you.  If you're looking for some excitement (other than the World Cup matches today!), we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite recent articles and photo galleries for your browsing pleasure.  Enjoy!  And have a happy and safe 4th of July.

Start here: Dos and Don'ts of Participation

Kathy and Rich Wakile didn't hire Joe Gorga to build their new house

A new baby for this trainwreck couple 

Was Joe Gorga making deals behind Melissa's back?

Happy Birthday to The Situation

Terry says his marriage is just fine!

Alexis Bellino shows off her bikini bod again

Is this the coolest house yet?

We're loving this new show!

This Mob Wife is gettin' around

Is this NeNe's best or worst look yet?

What about this look?

Hate her or not, you have to appreciate the business savvy, no?

Is their day in court coming soon?

 

Photo Credit: Getty Images