The Real Housewives All Stars show is the worst kept secret at this point. We all know that Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Cynthia Bailey, Kyle Richards, Kenya Moore, Luann de Lesseps, and Ramona Singer are a part of the cast.
There are no Housewives from Orange County, Dallas, or the two shows that are currently filming: Salt Lake City and Potomac in the cast. Then, rumors swirled that there was an additional Real Housewife that was set to join the cast mid-filming to add some drama, in a Jill Zarin crashing Ramona’s trip sort of way. Not long after, Jill herself shared that she was packing for a trip, most likely diminishing any chance at the comeback she’s been begging for. After that, Tamra Judge was rumored to join the group. And now, Tamra is addressing the speculation, of course.
What was more awkward to watch? Evan Goldschneider’s first birthday party where Teresa Giudice went around to everyone in the parking lot spreading rumors that he “does stuff at the gym” or the second party when Jackie Goldschneider greeted each guest with “tell Evan you know he doesn’t cheat.”
As a viewer at home, I couldn’t help cringing on my couch as I watched both parties. It was the storyline that just never stopped and will (unfortunately) dominate the reunion episodes as well. I just want to know who “from the group” told Teresa about these rumors. I have my guesses though…
Aside from the Bolo of it all, the current Real Housewives of Atlanta season wasn’t as drama-filled as years past. Sure, NeNe Leakes has burned bridges with Bravo, Andy Cohen, and most of her former co-stars, but the woman always gave us something to
complain about talk about.
Once again, Kenya Moore carried the season on her back (in terms of drama) with newbies Drew Sidora and LaToya Ali trying their best to make some waves. During the reunion, Kenya and Drew got into it multiple times. Meanwhile, Cynthia Bailey didn’t say much else other than “Hi Andy.” How is she a part of the Real Housewives All Stars season? Can someone explain that one?
“It’s all happening” Scheana Shay is officially a mom. The Vanderpump Rules OG cast member welcomed her first child with boyfriend Brock Davies. In true Scheana fashion, she notified her followers that she was in labor via Instagram Story… which shared on her own account and the account she made for her daughter while she was still in the womb. Then again, that’s really the norm these days, especially for reality TV
castoffs cast members; I.e. fellow new parents Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright.
Snark aside, congratulations to Scheana and Brock. Scheana has been very open about her desire to become a mom and her motherhood journey, which included freezing her eggs. She had a rough time in Summer 2020 as she went through her miscarriage in the midst of feuding with Lala Kent, who she claims ditched her for a dinner with Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly, which is very on-brand for Lala.
Years ago, we saw Kandi Burruss‘ daughter Riley Burruss attempt to reconnect with her estranged father Russell “Block” Spencer on Real Housewives of Atlanta. We didn’t hear much about their strained relationship until the current season when Riley shared that she wants the child support money that she never got from her dad.
After that, Block slammed Kandi and his own daughter in a radio interview. He claimed that Kandi knew she was a side piece when they conceived Riley. He even said that he’s “cool” with all of his kids except for Riley. Yikes. Now, Kandi is addressing his claims.
The Vanderpump Rules editors tried really hard to make Dayna Kathan a thing last season. She got so much camera time in comparison to all of the other cast members, including the veterans.
The season as a whole was really strange and felt like two different shows: Vanderpump Rules Veterans and Vanderpump Rules the new cast. And then on top of that strange separation, there was just way too much footage revolving around Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s pre-wedding celebrations. And well, the new cast members were not exactly a smash hit. Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni got fired for racist tweets from their past. And, then of course, Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute got fired for their own racist activity. And months later, Jax and Brittany announced they were “leaving” the show. The future of Vanderpump Rules has been in limbo for almost a year. But, we do know one thing is for sure: Dayna will not be on the show if/when it returns.
Soon after the Real Housewives of Dallas cast filmed the Season 5 reunion in New York City, rumors swirled that Kary Brittingham had to shoot her portion virtually. When she got to the Big Apple and took her coronavirus test, she was positive. To make matters worse, she was reportedly sitting on the plane with Brandi Redmond, who apparently had her newborn daughter with her as well.
As a result, they both appeared virtually. Brandi previously had coronavirus, but it’s unclear if she tested positive again this time around. I was really looking forward to/hoping someone would try to force Brandi to sit in a folding chair like she did to LeeAnne Locken last season. Oh well. Kary confirmed that she did indeed have covid and that she stayed in her New York hotel room post-filming on her podcast Kam and Kary Do Dallas, which she hosts with Kameron Westcott. After that, her social media activity was rather questionable.
In recent months, Real Housewives viewers have been asking Andy Cohen and Bravo to fire Erika Jayne and Jen Shah for the “alleged” involvement in illegal activities.
Nevertheless, a Bravo reality TV star with a history of legal trouble is nothing new at this point. Teresa Giudice and her now-ex-husband served separate prison sentences for multiple counts of fraud. And ever since the legal issues became public fodder, Teresa’s legal issues have become the backbone of Real Housewives of New Jersey, aka The Teresa Giudice Show.