Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice were convicted of federal fraud charges and each was sentenced to serve separate prison terms. The presiding judge, Esther Salas, was critical of the two at their sentencing, even stating that “It feels like things have been hidden.” She cited these omissions as a factor in her decision to sentence them both to prison time. Now, there has been a vicious attack on Judge Salas’ family that appears to be a targeted murder. The attack left the judge’s son dead and her husband in the hospital.
Erika Owens and Stephanie Matto‘s relationship seemed so promising in the beginning. As the first same-sex couple on 90 Day Fiance Before the 90 Days they seemed genuinely infatuated with each other and looked so cute together to boot. Unfortunately, when Steph traveled to Australia to meet Erika in person, things quickly unraveled. Steph was extremely jealous but did not give Erika any affection at the same time. They quickly broke up, with Erika getting the better edit and Steph appearing to be uptight and controlling.
Erika has come off as authentic and comfortable with herself all along. In spite of her beer-bonging, friend-shagging ways, she is proud of being a free spirit and seems very upfront about who she is. Erika definitely stands out with her bright, colorful appearance, but also conveys a sense of calm maturity that contrasts with Steph‘s frenzied insecurity. It is not surprising to see that Erika has found a new partner, although her new love may surprise fans.
Dina Manzo was an integral part of making the early seasons of Real Housewives of New Jersey all about family. Along with family members Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita, Dina talked incessantly about the importance of family. Dina and Caroline are not only sisters, but they married brothers as well. The three ladies’ family ties became the essence of the show. That’s why it was so surprising when Dina chose to walk away from the show after Season 2. She also divorced her husband, Tommy Manzo. Soon after, Dina seemingly cut ties with the entire Manzo family.
Still, she seemed to be moving on peacefully until the shocking attack on Dina and her now-husband David Cantin in 2017. It was a horrifying crime that came out of nowhere. They were tied up and beaten. The official story was that it was a random violent robbery. It always seemed like a particularly vicious attack for a simple robbery. Now it seems that the truth behind the attack may be even uglier than it first appeared.
Lisa Vanderpump left the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills last season after all the main cast members called her a liar and turned their backs on her. The most surprising betrayal came from her supposed best friend Kyle Richards. As the last remaining OG’s from the 1st season, LVP and Kyle always had each other’s backs throughout any drama. But last season, Kyle basically called her a liar and refused to believe her friend, regardless of their long history. It was surprising to see Kyle refuse to back up Lisa, and even more surprising for Kyle to side so quickly with the other ladies, who she has not known nearly as long.
Although LVP tried to leave the drama of the show behind, fans on social media just do not want to let the Lisa/Kyle feud die.
From the very first episode of Vanderpump Rules this season, I found Dayna Kathan to be suspect. In her very first scene, she tells us that she just starting hooking up with fellow newbie and TomTom manager Max Boyens. How convenient. Then, mid-season, she suddenly starts dating the other newbie Brett Caprioni, who coincidentally happens to be Max’s best friend. And they both happen to have also hooked up with none other than Scheana Marie! It is almost like she is following a “How to Be Relevant on Reality TV” Handbook. Dayna does not seem to have chemistry with either of the guys, and the whole thing makes me skeptical of her motives in general.
Dayna‘s flings with Max and Brett naturally led to a rivalry with Scheana. Hooking up with the newbie best friends was Scheana’s plan for this season! Dating the resident f***boys is Scheana’s role! Dayna definitely stole her storyline. Even though Scheana says everything is good between all of them now, she did not miss the chance to call Dayna out for her calculated moves this season.
The 90 Day Finance franchise has no shortage of hot mess couples. Even with all of the hot messes competing for stardom on the current seasons, Colt Johnson and Larissa Dos Santos Lima from Season 6 rank high on the list of the greatest. The couple started out with Col-tee bringing his Brazilian bombshell home to live with his mother and forcing her to eat Mama Debbie‘s beef stew. Col-tee then proposed at dinner on top of a Vegas skyscraper despite knowing Larissa was deathly afraid of heights. Things quickly spiraled from there. By the end of the season, Larissa had been arrested for domestic violence multiple times, they were on the verge of divorce, and the Queen was facing deportation.
That’s why it is a little surprising to see that they are coming back for Season 5 of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?. Sure, they are entertaining, but we already saw one Happily Ever After? season showing their total dissolution as a couple. I know this is 90 Day Fiance, which sometimes resembles the Twilight Zone, but isn’t the whole point of the Happily Ever After? franchise to show what happens to our favorite couples once they are married? If they wanted to film people separately they could just call it “Stupid People Dating” or something along those lines.
Elyse Slaine is a bit of a mystery on this season of Real Housewives of New York City. She just showed up one day with very little explanation as to who she is or what she is doing there. She appears in almost every group scene with no mention as to who actually invited her. According to Elyse, that is because she was never meant to be on the show, she really did just show up one day to film with Ramona Singer. Production liked her and asked her to keep showing up. That explains why her introduction has been so awkward, but it still makes her come off as sort of creepy. She is mostly just there, silently staring in the background, kind of like some judgy Upper East Side Morticia Adams.
Anytime Elyse does speak, she talks very quietly and calmly, and almost always states the most rational opinion. It is as though she is doing her best to come across as the voice of reason. What she is really saying is, “Please do not think that I am crazy like these women, listen to how calm I am.” And she definitely seems like a smart, put-together woman. But just the fact that she has been friends with Ramona for years implies that there must be some cray cray going on behind her sleek facade. Now she is even claiming that she introduced OG cast members Jill Zarin and Bethenny Frankel.