Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is BACK. This week’s episode was so good for so many reasons. Everyone is talking about “friend of” (why is she not a full Housewife?) Sutton Stracke’s lack of manners and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave’s inability to “be chill.” Don’t forget Denise Richard’s Big D*cked husband Aaron Phypers. Who’d have thought he would turn out to be a cancer-loving, self-healer? Or that he makes all his money by telling the Yolanda Hadid’s of the world that you can cure illness through sound amplification? This is the stuff we need!
This is the stuff you can’t write. It is the magic of having a cast free of Lisa Vanderpump’s Bobby Fischer-ing-manipulations. This is honest Beverly Hills-rich people-crazy talk and I’m here for it all! RHOBH doesn’t need LVP. They also don’t need to make up stories anymore. If this week’s episode proved anything, it’s that the truth is stranger than a fictional storyline. Andy Cohen even agrees!
Am I the only one who has binged Netflix’s Love Is Blind – twice? Well, I did, and I’m not sorry for it. This show is a reality television masterpiece. It has everything fans of romantic reality shows love – proposals out of nowhere, hot tubs and rose petals, epic fights featuring Beyonce lyrics, and Jessica Batten (google her). It’s so great to watch a first season of a reality show. The kinks haven’t been worked out yet, and it doesn’t have a reputation, which makes it more authentic. Part of the fun of watching this show was the extreme social experiment of getting engaged to someone you’ve never seen. But what was more fun was how messy it got. Literally.
Giannina Gibelli was a standout personality. She proposed to Damian Powers in the pods, and then continually self-sabotaged throughout the “experiment.” On the day of their wedding, Giannina was denied by Damian at the alter and she quickly became the runaway bride who fell in mud. Then in the next scene, we see her dramatically confront Damian, and her dress is whiter than white. People on Twitter were quick to call out shoddy editing.
I think too many people forget that Scheana Marie IS Vanderpump Rules. Had she not had an affair with Brandi Glanville’s Z-List ex-husband, Eddie Cibrian, Lisa Vanderpump would have had to put actual effort into selling a Pump Rules spinoff to Bravo. Point being, she’s always being trolled by producers and fellow castmates, when really, they should kiss her ring for starting this show!
It’s no secret that the “Good As Gold” singer believes in psychic powers and mediums. Last year she guest-starred on The Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry. If you’re like me, devoid of a real life outside of reality shows, you also know from Scheana’s podcast, Scheananigans with Scheana Shay, that she frequents a psychic. Her visits with Tyler Henry and psychics have actually yielded pretty spot-on predictions. So, it is not a surprise that Scheana would turn to the help of psychics for a serious emergency.
Being on a reality show looks fun from the outside. People like Katie Maloney get paid for rage texting while drunk and laying around knitting. But these people also take a ton of hate online from trolls who hate-watch the show. A few years back, Scheana Marie faced a lot of skinny shaming from people on social media. And if you watch Vanderpump Rules, even the most (seemingly) confident people come back with new faces.
Choosing to get botox and/or plastic surgery is just that – a choice that people can make. Telling people that they need it, is a whole other story. Obviously being on a public platform like reality TV, your littlest flaws become magnified. There are too many stories about women on Bravo who feel a sort of invisible pressure to change how they look. That pressure can come from anywhere, whether it’s in the individual’s head or influenced silently by people’s hurtful comments. Pump Rules newbie, Dayna Kathan is not here for this type of negativity.
It’s no secret that Bravo producers and network executives are trying hard to shake up the Real Housewives franchise. It all started with the demotion of Vicki Gunvalson for Season 14 of Real Housewives of Orange County. Then came the news that her and Tamra Judge were out for Season 15. Even on this season of Real Housewives of Atlanta, we’re seeing Nene Leakes get less and less screen time. Erika Jayne herself has said “everyone is replaceable.” The message is clear – all these women are dispensable to producers. To quote a line from Showgirls (yes, I am), producers know, “there’s always someone younger and hungrier coming down the stairs after you.”
As Reality Tea has previously reported, Tamra was offered three episodes to close out her story-arc on RHOC for Season 15. Since she wasn’t left with much of a choice to participate in the show, she declined the offer. She went out on a good note with Andy Cohen, doing an Instagram Live interview with him a few weeks back, where she joked about needing to study up on real estate again. But now Tamra is putting a new spin giving additional details on her departure.
When does Real Housewives of Beverly Hills start? Seriously – where’s the trailer? Some of us are dying for it! Last season was such a snooze. The point of manufacturing drama is to get people to enjoy watching the show and not fall asleep, right? So, I can’t believe that I’m actually looking forward to this season of RHOBH. We have new cast members Sutton Stracke and Garcelle Beauvais. This is awesome because Bravo is finally desegregating this franchise by including women of color on shows with all rich white women. Now that Lisa Vanderpump is gone, we have Brandi Glanville fighting for her life to be on the show! Cannot. Wait.
In case you’ve been living under a rock in Bravo-land, there’s a major rumor going around that Brandi and Denise Richards had a several-months-long affair (GASP). Basically, Brandi perpetuated this storyline rumor herself. To that, I say “bravo” (see what I did there, I’ll show myself out), because this is a better-manufactured plot than anything LVP did last season. Denise has been on the defense since these rumors started and she’s using hashtags on Instagram to prove Brandi wrong.
Love her or hate her, Scheana Marie always works for her life on Vanderpump Rules. Have you seen her intro shot? She is serving that tray! Over the years Scheana has really bared all about her relationships, unlike some people we know. As we venture into Season 8 (!) of Pump Rules it’s become blatantly clear that Scheana is the favorite cast member for producers to troll. Sure, maybe it’s just too easy. But if you listen to Scheana’s podcast, she’s been open about how producers only show her issues with men. They could instead actually show her working on music, her podcast, or her show in Vegas. They’ve also never talked about the fact that Scheana bought a house in Palm Springs. Instead we’re only seeing certain cast members “grow up” (eye-roll), and buy homes, like Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright, Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney, and Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix.
What we’re seeing about Scheana this season is not good. First, she’s still “working” at SUR. Second, she’s being framed as though she is jealous and insecure over new girl, Dayna Kathan. Third, she’s apparently obsessed with bigots Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni. On last weeks’ episode, we caught a glimpse of some remorse for treating Dayna badly. But perhaps there’s more to the story here.
Hell hath no fury like a scorned Shannon Storms Beador! Shannon is the last surviving member of the Tres Amigas on Real Housewives of Orange County. If we’ve learned anything about her over the years, it’s that she does not take any accusation or legal battle lying down. This woman makes it her job to ensure that we ALL SEE THE TRUTH!
This past season of RHOC we gained more info about the lawsuit filed by human garbage pile Jim Bellino against Shannon and Tamra Judge. Viewers discovered some of this information simply because Kelly Dodd likes to shout about legal issues (looking at you Jane Roe Vicki Gunvalson). But now this lawsuit has apparently been settled and Shannon is coming for Jimbo’s money in the name of Jesus – er Jesus Jugs.