Way back in 2012, Real Housewives of Atlanta fans were introduced to one Porsha Williams Stewart. Porsha was a young married girl, filled with hopes and dreams of being the perfect mother and wife. Her now ex-husband, former football star, Kordell Stewart, ran a tight ship and kept a tight leash on his spouse. It was not an easy freshman year for Porsha. She didn’t exactly portray herself as the wisest Housewife ever, after displaying her complete lack of knowledge on historic facts regarding the Underground Railroad or how many days are in a year…
Porsha’s debut wasn’t finding a lot of support amongst the Bravo big guys. Keep in mind, this was before she bought economy-class tickets to THOTlandia and started using “her voice”. Now Andy Cohen is sharing some intel about Porsha’s first season, and believe it or not, her role was on very shaky ground. According to Andy, she was pretty much on the way out, but something happened at her first reunion that wound up changing minds and getting people on board that phantom train she had running beneath the Earth’s surface.
Throughout history we cling to tales of true love and triumph over adversity. We root for an underdog couple to find their way, despite the limits of society and last call at 2am. But sometimes Cupid’s arrow falls a bit short of the happily ever after scenario. Just ask Thomas Ravenel and Kathryn Dennis. If we’re being honest, Kathryn and Thomas’ photo should be front and center beside the definition of “messy” in the dictionary. Thankfully, Southern Charm managed to capture their budding relationship, their mutual substance abuse issues, and ultimately their downfall.
But Kathryn and Thomas did have two beautiful children as a result of their union. They also had rage-fueled fights and disturbing revelations. Not to mention a custody battle where Thomas deposed most of the cast and Kathryn’s My Size Barbie from 1994. After Thomas’
descent into madness unfortunate experience with a nanny and subsequent arrest, he got the boot. While some viewers cheered his absence, others noticed a gaping hole of drama was exposed and the show was difficult to watch. The rumor mill has been saying Southern Charm hasn’t been filming due to a cast shake up and a drought of action. So what is a girl to do about this? Stunt Queen, party of two – your table is ready.
Days before the new season of Vanderpump Rules wows us with train wreck lifestyles, Lisa Vanderpump’s trendy hotspot Pump will be under construction. Nothing says this is going to be an excellent year like picking glass out of your hair! Lisa’s restaurants are often the site of multiple drunken arguments, finger-pointing, and the occasional body-shaming comment, now the crew can add a new destructive element to the list.
I’m not sure this is the kind of publicity Lisa wants heading into the Pump Rules premiere tomorrow night, OR IS IT? I’m certain nothing would surprise us at this point. That said, brunch patrons at Pump got a little more than they bargained for on Sunday. Thanks to a driver with a questionable turn radius, Lisa’s staff suddenly found themselves cleaning more than the remnants of mimosas and desperation from the tables.
Someone is having a boo-hoo moment on Real Housewives of Orange County and for once it isn’t Tamra Judge. The subject, however, is her son Ryan Vieth. It’s been kind of a Ryan-heavy season thus far on RHOC. Tamra’s eldest kid has been struggling with
being a dick personal issues for quite some time.
During a recent episode, we saw Ryan visit a life coach at his mother’s suggestion. Naturally, the intimate moment was filmed and
Tamra’s storyline Ryan’s perceived vulnerability was put on display. Unfortunately, the angle they were going for might not have been reached. Viewers were rubbed the wrong way by Ryan blaming his upbringing for his unemployment lack of structure. One person stuck up for Ryan, that being kiss-ass Tamra’s buddy Gina Kirschenheiter. After saying Ryan “gets a bad rap” and complimenting his parenting, Ryan had a response for Gina.
It appears no one can save demoted Real Housewives of Orange County star, Vicki Gunvalson from her own mouth. In a superhuman effort to remain pertinent to the cast, Vicki has inserted herself into all kinds of controversial content. Even though Vicki’s status went from “in a relationship” to “it’s complicated” with her orange, she still plays a heavy role on the show. Unfortunately, her way with
rumors words might have earned her more clapbacks than a standing ovation.
Without Vicki, there would have been no sex train this season. We wouldn’t have a nickname for Brown Wind Windham-Burke. And viewers would be remiss to have escaped Vicki’s annual visit to the hospital during a cast trip. While Vicki’s campaign to come back full time has been rammed down our faces, some viewers and cast members feel it might be time for her to go once and for all. Now, Vicki’s words have gotten her into hot water once again. Condragulations, honey!
You might be wondering why the media won’t give up on Lisa Vanderpump and anything to do with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The simple fact is, the loss of Lisa is a huge blow to the franchise. Whether you love Lisa or consider her the mind-manipulating force behind orchestrated canine scandals, you are kidding yourself if you think it’s over.
When Lisa left the show, she also left her friendships in the dust. She said buh-bye to her close relationship with Kyle Richards after Bangs visited Lisa’s house to accuse her of lying. Lisa was never particularly close to Erika Jayne, because no one gets close to a riddle wrapped in migraines and designer sneakers. And let’s be honest, who really wants to be friends with Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave? So what does that mean for the rest of the gang? Well, Lisa says she is interested in maintaining a friendship with at least one of them. I’m sure it will be totally fine with the other ladies…
I hate to say you told me so, but you told me so. Yep, it sounds like Southern Charm is in ICU and the prognosis isn’t looking too great. It might be time to call friends and family members and get out your favorite black outfit. By all accounts, the show is in trouble. I’ll say it, the current cast is circling the drain because Thomas Ravenel departed. We don’t have a lot of people bringing interest to the table these days. No one seemed fascinated by Austen Kroll’s journey in trying to be a boy toy and Shep Rose has less personality and dignity than Naomie Olindo’s cat.
If the truth hurts, this will too. The ladies of the cast are leaving fans high and dry. Cameran Eubanks was the voice of reason when the show began, now she is the voice of judgment and often glosses over her friends’ shitty behavior. Chelsea Meissner is lovely but dang, she lacks a life. Since her “love interest” is some dude on a boat at sea, there are no relationship storylines for her. Kathryn Dennis is drama personified but not legally able to speak about certain things. Quite frankly her moods were so strange last season, fans constantly wondered if she was either on something or just checked out. Now we are hearing production has delayed filming through January, and you know what that usually means. Are we watching one of Bravo’s old favorites taking it’s last few breaths?
It just goes to show the old cliché is true. There might be someone out there for everyone! Exhibit A: Ashley Jacobs. The former
victim girlfriend of Southern Charm alum, Thomas Ravenel, has certainly been unlucky in love. During her reality television stint we saw Ashley plucked from the polo fields of Santa Barbara and plopped in the swamp by Thomas’ guest house. Ashley made quite an impression on the cast and viewers alike, as in nobody wanted to be around her in any capacity. Ashley’s fondness for torturing Kathryn Dennis after her daily ritual of gaslighting by Thomas became exhausting.
Thomas and Ashley’s relationship was anything but conventional. It was toxic at best and Ashley seemed to embrace her role as the Villian of Charleston proper. She managed to alienate most everyone, eventually Thomas had enough of her antics as well. After a brief return to the show last season, Ashley figured out
everyone hates her she needed to head back to sunny California to start over. Now Ashley is spinning the wheel of love once again, and this time she landed on someone without an AARP card.