Luann de Lesseps pleaded to “being fabulous” in her tagline for season 11 of the Real Housewives of New York. A ballsy nod to Countess Lu’s arrest in Palm Beach for being a hot drunk mess. These days the Countess’s fabulousness consists of more feuding than etiquette, so there are plenty of candidates for the crown of “least favorite.”
Luann’s conflicts with Dorinda Medley and Ramona Singer have been a focus of the season so far. Both costars angered Luann by mocking her approach toward rehab and recovery. For the moment, Luann and Bethenny Frankel appear to be on solid ground. But based on their past, there is some truth to Ramona calling it a friendship by “default.” In past seasons, Luann and Carole Radziwill were mostly “all uncool.” It was a coldness rooted in Carole’s relationship with Adam Kenworthy, Luann’s former chef and the ex-boyfriend of her niece. Luann has even accused Tinsely Mortimer of being a mean girl even though I don’t think Tins could hurt a fly. So, who is Lu’s least favorite Housewife?
If NeNe Leakes has a spirit animal it would be a tiger. On season 11 of Real Housewives of Atlanta, we’ve seen the tiger fighting everyone. That includes the cast, who’ve been demoted from friends to co-workers. And crew like the cameraman who dared venture into her closet. What’s hiding in there?
NeNe even expanded her territory across the Real Housewives franchise and tried to take on Lisa Vanderpump (!?!) who she accused of stealing her restaurant idea. Even crazier, NeNe has been publicly feuding with her husband Gregg Leakes. Gregg has been dealing with a very serious cancer diagnosis. Both on show and on social media, she admitted the obvious: It has changed their marriage “tremendously!”
The 90 Day Fiance franchise delivers real drama due to the ticking time bomb of an expiring visa. Those subsequent marriages also create plenty of fodder for spin-offs
and divorce and immigration lawyers. So I, for one, cannot wait for the return of Season 4 of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? later this month. Happily Ever After
is a spin-off from 90 Day Fiance
that provides an update for some of those visa-challenged couples. Who’s still married, pregnant or divorced? Which couples from 90 Day Fiance
will be called up to the spinoff?
Brandi Glanville and Lisa Vanderpump used to be a dynamic duo on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Then they became bitter enemies and Brandi started calling out Lisa for her manipulation tactics. This was before Brandi slapped Lisa on a cast trip to Amsterdam in a slap heard around the reality-verse. It continued once Brandi, a self-described “reality all-star” was out of a job.
In an RHOBH
reunion episode in 2016,
host Andy Cohen
pointed out that nearly every season Lisa
had someone calling her a puppet-master
. So it comes as no surprise that Lisa’s co-stars are accusing her of manipulating PuppyGate for her own purposes. Namely, punishing Dorit Kemsley
for two failed dog adoptions, and setting up a Vanderpump Dogs spinoff while she’s at it. Lisa’s attempts to defend herself
have not been warmly received.