Kenya Moore, we see you having a great day. Seemingly overnight, news about Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams has broken the internet. Yesterday Porsha revealed a brand new chapter of her love life, straight out of a Jackie Collins book. The Hot Dog King has been returned to his bun to make way for… The Oil Guy.
The Oil Guy is Falynn’s Guobadia’s ex-husband, Simon Guobadia. As you know, RHOA featured Falynn this season, along with Simon, who is now engaged to Porsha. Yesterday Porsha dropped a bomb that she has a brand new ring, courtesy of her newish man. Both Simon and Porsha confirmed their love, stating their affair of the heart began about 4 weeks ago. Fans are side-eyeing the timeline, because we aren’t idiots, and some interesting social media posts have resurfaced. Now that we’re talking about the soon-to-be-ex-husband, let’s talk about the boat.
Below Deck Mediterranean introduced our first look at a female yacht captain, Sandy Yawn. She was a leader in a predominantly male industry and provided an optimistic look towards putting a crack in the glass ceiling. When Season 5 announced a crew with women in the high-ranking positions, many viewers saw this as a potentially groundbreaking effort and a nod towards, for lack of a better term, female empowerment. Then filming began and it all went to shit.
What transpired was nothing less than an infantile display of public humiliation and accusations, helmed by Captain Sandy. She seemed to almost compete with returning Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier while Bosun Malia White was able to whine her way out of situations that didn’t benefit her career. Hannah left the series after a disturbing sequence of events, but it’s apparently not over. Recently the Captain took a rather unnecessary shot at Hannah, but this time former co-worker and barrette aficionado Bugsy Drake is stepping in.
Real Housewives of Atlanta had an… interesting season. It’s difficult to sum up, but if you enjoy exotic dancers wearing fake Chanel crime tape, then I guess you had a great time. New cast member Drew Sidora came on the scene and it might be fair to say she watched every single episode available of RHOA prior to her debut. But don’t forget Drew is a master thespian and can assume any personality she wants to portray, thanks to her amazing acting skills.
Drew and husband Ralph Pittman had quite a storyline. Ralph likes to play music and take long drives. Like really long drives – all the way to Florida long. And it was one of Ralph’s road trips that got him in hot water. Thank goodness he had solid evidence in the form of financial receipts to confirm his innocence. In the event you are one of the fans maintaining a healthy side-eye at ‘ol Ralph, then save a seat for Marlo Hampton because she is on your team.
Vanderpump Rules is finally returning after an extended hiatus. It has been a long time coming, but the Rona dictated most of our actions over the past year and definitely put a crimp in some of our favorite shows. Lala Kent is one of the few veteran cast who wasn’t pink-slipped during the Pump Rules exodus. You can say a lot about Lala because she doesn’t hide much, and that’s what keeps viewers interested.
Lala has definitely provided some shocking television moments over the years. Mistakes have been made and lessons have been learned, but we’re all human. We see people navigating life, love, and the abundance of vodka through the lens of a camera during an edited 60 minutes, thanks to Bravo. It’s easy to forget the struggles or emotional turmoil anyone on our televisions might have suffered prior to playing the fame game. In her new book, Lala revealed an extremely sensitive decision she made during a particularly dicey time in her life. Now she shares why she opened up about a personal choice, and her hope that it will help others.
While many of your favorite Bravo shows are on hiatus, a lot of the stars need to compensate for lack of attention. This might be why everyone and their mother now have podcasts. It’s an outlet that provides a platform to openly discuss politics, environmental issues, or in Bravo’s case, what random people are in bed together.
That’s why we’re lucky to have the Pillows and Beer podcast courtesy of Southern Charm stars Craig Conover and Austen Kroll. If you think that sounds too good to be true, prepare for your mind to be blown. Recently Vanderpump Rules new mom, Lala Kent, joined Craigy and Austen to chat. How much star power can one podcast handle? Lala and the boys teamed up to dish on life, love, and the pursuit of Madison LeCroy’s happiness.
Many Housewives face legal issues, but none have had levels of disgust quite like Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi. In the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 11 trailer, Erika repeatedly denied knowledge of Tom’s alleged tricky bookkeeping that may or may not have funded her “music career”. Erika also filed for divorce from Big Tommy right before the shit hit the fan, which raised some eyebrows. Fun fact: Erika has been on the Board of Directors at GIRARDI FINANCIAL since 1999, which doesn’t help her cries of “Only HE knows…” Perhaps Sutton Stracke could bring this up next time Erika bares her teeth.
Victims of Tom’s supposed swindling don’t have the luxury of posting lingerie shots on Insta and moving into $1.5 million homes. Tom has been forced into bankruptcy in an effort to discharge his debts, but one former client isn’t backing down. A victim of the PG&E gas explosion who was burned over 90% of his body now adds his name to the long list of people wanting Tom to pay the piper.
For many people, May 4th has historically been known as Star Wars day. A date dedicated to reflecting upon joyous times when we would search for droids we weren’t necessarily looking for and attempt to engage others in light saber battles. What, just me? Anydarkside, now Bravo is giving us a whole new meaning to May 4th with the premier of Real Housewives of New York Season 13.
Fans are already excited because RHONY’s first Black cast member, Eboni K. Williams will be introduced. Tons of viewers are waiting with bated breath for the return of Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, and the always beloved Lady Sonja Tremont Morgan. This year Sonja has a plan and that plan is to finally meet Mr. Right. We know she’s already met most of the men in the greater Manhattan area, so now she’s going to find, THE ONE.
It sounds like the Battle of the Brain Cells is going down during a break in filming Real Housewives of Orange County. It certainly isn’t rare for women no longer appearing on a show to comment needlessly about their former gig. It’s also the #3 rule in a non-existent handbook that former stars must not speak well of the current cast in any manner. This is most likely because they didn’t leave they show voluntarily and instead found themselves the victim of being #firedbybravo.
So it makes sense that Gretchen Rossi’s name dusted off the dirt and decided to come out and play. Recently Gretch was on a podcast, god bless the podcast host who remembered her, and decided to speak on Braunwyn Windham-Burke. Yes, Braunwyn has done the most and a lot of viewers found her distasteful, but the one thing Braunwyn has going for her is at least she isn’t… Gretchen. After calling Braunwyn inauthentic and claiming not to “understand her sexuality”, Braunwyn has a response. This would be a good time for Gretchen to pack for Bass Lake.