When Dorinda Medley first joined Real Housewives of New York, she was an instant fan favorite, with her hilarious one-liners and fun attitude. This season? Not so much. It was just so uncomfortable to see her (seemingly) going after Tinsley Mortimer. Even Dorinda herself admitted that it was tough to watch herself on the show this season.
Maybe things will get better in the second half of the season now that Tinsley is in Chicago and off the show. Or, perhaps, she will just misdirect her anger at another cast member, which seems to be the most likely scenario at this point.
Most people like to lay low following a massive scandal so they can regroup, reflect, and ultimately, reinvent themselves for the better. However, former Vanderpump Rules cast member Stassi Schroeder is just not one of those people with (seemingly) staged paparazzi photos and early pregnancy announcements. What racism scandals? As a result of her racially offensive behavior, she got dropped by many brands. Her podcast was removed from all platforms. Her agent and publicist cut ties with her. She got fired from Vanderpump Rules. Then, she hired a crisis management team.
But at least, she has one good thing going on right now. Stassi and Beau Clark are expecting their first child in January
and have been using this news to deflect from the Faith Stowers scandal and build up some goodwill.
Considering that Larissa Dos Santos Lima and Colt Johnson haven’t been an actual couple for a long time, it was a little surprising to learn that they were cast for 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After again. But, here we are: Colt, Larissa, and Colt’s mom Debbie Johnson are back on our TV screens again.
And now there’s a new addition to the cast, Jess Caroline, Colt’s new love interest, who just also happens to be from Brazil. She got a lot more screen time than Larissa on the most recent episode and, yes, Larissa noticed it, and complained. She also edited it post soon after, but that’s why we have screenshots.
The beauty of being a Friend of the Housewives instead of a full-time cast member is that you get a lot of the benefits without as many of the drawbacks. The “Friends” get the trips and some camera time without an invasive look at their lives. However, a lot of the time, depending on the show, the friends don’t get to share their side of the story when it comes to drama. Well, except for Marlo Hampton, who reportedly gets paid than more than the full-time women on Real Housewives of Atlanta even though she’s never held a peach.
Someone else, who’s actually come across very well, is Tanya Sam. She’s been a “Friend” for two seasons and she just seems lovely. She’s so well-spoken and she just seems so together. What is she doing on this show? That’s why it was so shocking when Kenya Moore deciding to come for Tanya, of all people. After lying about wearing wigs sometimes, she called Tanya to get her wig that she left behind in a Toronto hotel room. Tanya did her a favor by grabbing that wig and then she told the girls about it. In response, Kenya brought the Cookie Lady, a woman who claimed Tanya’s man Paul Judge was trying to get with her to a lunch with Tanya. Oh, and then Kenya called Tanya the “C” word for no reason.
Marlo Hampton and Kenya Moore were good friends for a hot second, but that cannot be further from the truth these days. Kenya brought that marching band in to disrupt Marlo’s wig launch. Marlo said Kenya isn’t really married to Marc Daly.
These two are constantly going back and forth. However, it seems like Marlo does have some compassion for her rival. When it comes to Kenya’s dynamic with Marc, Marlo is cringing just like the rest of us. How can Kenya stand up to any of her co-stars, but not her own husband?
The longtime Vanderpump Rules have seen a lot of changes among the cast members. Some of them have grown into better people. Others are just getting into even more trouble than they were before.
One person who has seen a lot, from the very beginning is Peter Madrigal. He’s been on the show since day one and he runs Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant SUR, as one of the managers.
Below Deck is one of the most popular reality TV franchises. The original show is still going strong. Below Deck Mediterranean just started a new season. Below Deck Sailing Yacht recently finished its first season.
While Below Deck Sailing Yacht had some interesting drama, it became pretty exhausting to watch the ups and downs of Jenna MacGillivray and Adam Glick’s romantic relationship. Sure, it was entertaining at times, but it also was so draining. Or at least that’s how I felt, even from the comfort of my own couch at home. Adam had some redeeming moments on Below Deck Med, but pretty much none on this show. And don’t even get me started on Jenna. To put it kindly (sort of), she’s just not an audience favorite. However, I love Captain Glenn Shephard. He has a great attitude and he never hesitates to help out when the crew needs an extra hand. He’s very refreshing to watch… but I have no problem cleaning house when it comes to the rest of the cast.
At this point, pretty much every reality TV star has a podcast. Well, except for Stassi Schroeder, whose podcast was removed from all platforms in response to her racially insensitive behavior. But, then again, she’s not even a reality TV star anymore, not until the next opportunity comes along, anyway.
Now, that the former queen bee is out of the podcast scene, her
soldier close friend Katie Maloney is coming through with her own podcast. Will she address all of the recent Vanderpump Rules drama? That would be a great way to pull in a big audience for that first episode.