Here we go again. Paul Staehle from 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After is back to the off-screen drama. Maybe forever this time.
Paul has never been too shy to run to the press with his latest sob story or other dramatic moment. I’ll never forget the disgusting kitchy scene he tried to make happen in the tampon aisle. I’m also starting to think the machete cell-phone robbery was completely fake. He does the most. It’s almost like he relies on the measly checks from the 90 Day Fiance world to pay the bills. What’s his job again?
Austen Kroll, after years of puppy-dogging behind Shep Rose and Craig Conover, may finally be coming into his own. He’s one by one starting to call out his cast-mates for being shitty. It’s sort of impressive. He’s even come for Patricia Altshul’s caftans. Look out now!
While some seem to think Austen’s whining is limitless and played out, others are finding it refreshing. He’s certainly shooting his shot on this season of Southern Charm. On camera, and off.
The off camera Southern Charm drama has been absolutely flowing during and prior to this latest season. But let’s go back a little bit. This show, though loved for years, has also been touted as one of the most problematic Bravo has ever seen. They literally had episodes scrubbed from existence they were so disgusting. We’ve had empty couch seats at reunions due to sexual assault allegations. Yet somehow this season we have an entire racist monkey emoji fiasco. Not to mention a super lackluster rich guy acting entitled to his friends girlfriend?
I would ask if these people will ever learn, but I think the proof is in the pudding. Using words like “sanctimonious” then silently allowing slut shaming of a single mother. Ringing bells to alert the help and then purposely appropriating and selling entire outfits to contribute to your already massive wealth. The hypocrisy is THICK. At best, these seem more like morbid compulsions and not conscious choices. At worst, well….you know.
Netflix’s Selling Sunset is the perfect pandemic binge watch. They dropped Season 2 in May of 2020 and blessed us all with Season 3 just three months later. This show is like a combination of a Housewives, Vanderpump Rules, and Million Dollar Listing. Give me all the co-worker drama, ridiculous amounts of wealth, and a splash of home design porn. Thank you.
An iconic scene to set the stage, if you haven’t watched yet, was Christine Quinn’s ‘Botox and Burgers’ open house. Christine has put the show on the map with her pettiness but also fashion that won’t quit. She claims to spend $1k/day on glam for the show. Unfortunately, it looks like Christine’s dreams of becoming a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills may be on hold. But for a good reason this time!
The relationships of Southern Charm are all pretty depressing. Not to mention archaic. The love triangle between John Pringle, Austen Kroll and Madison LeCroy is a good example of both. Who can forget Austen getting caught in a threesome off season. Yet Madison stayed. Now John is trying to win her affection simply by….being rich? I’m not even sure what exactly this guy is offering. Yet everyone seems convinced he’s deserving of Madison’s affection.
I love watching two borderline unemployed men fight for the attention of a woman who owns her own business while raising a child and co-parenting. Not. Why did Madison stay with this jabroni?!?
Am I the only one breaking out in hives every episode of Below Deck this season? Besides Eddie Lucas and Francesca Rubi, everyone feels brand spanking new to the industry. Eddie has been on point so far. He’s trying to make up for a pretty awful reputation. Francesca seems genuinely concerned with her job, but also kind of stoned.
The rest of this rag tag crew needs an ass-whooping of Captain Lee Rosbach proportions. Lee has already commented on how vile deckhand James Hough is. Bless. More recently he’s commenting on sunny-side-up Shane Coopersmith. Grab your popcorn!
Have no fear! After a slight break, the filming for Real Housewives of New York has resumed. There has been a lot of speculation about casting this year. After Dorinda Medley was fired there were more than a few rumors about who would take her place. We officially know that Eboni K. Williams has been cast.
There’s also some tea that holla-back girl Heather Thomson will be returning part time! Fingers crossed she’s returned to knock Corona Ramona Singer down a few pegs like the good old days. Heather has been spotted with both Ramona and Luann de Lesseps. This could get wild. Meanwhile, Heather is commenting on who else she’d love to share the RHONY stage with.