There have been many fights over the years on Real Housewives but few are as epic as the one between Real Housewives of New York’s Bethenny Frankel and Kelly Bensimon. Mention “Scary Island” to any Bravo fan and they will instantly know what you’re talking about. In fact, if you watched, it’s impossible to forget Kelly’s colossal meltdown. With the beautiful backdrop of St. John, she accuses Bethenny of “trying to kill her” while munching on a bag of gummy bears. Kelly went on to call Bethenny Al Sharpton until Bethenny finally snapped, shouting “GO TO SLEEP!” It’s actually one of my favorite gifs to use to this day.
Needless to say, it’s been bad blood between these two for as long as we can remember. They were never meant to get along and it made for the golden years of RHONY.
So many Vanderpump Rules couples have come and gone (RIP Jax Taylor and Laura-Leigh) but Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix seem to be the exception to the rule. Ever since Tom’s explosive breakup with Kristen Doute and subsequent hook-up-turned-relationship with Ariana, the two have been a united front of inseparable couples. It wasn’t easy either. Kristen was long suspicious of Tom and Ariana’s closeness behind the bar and had been accusing Ariana of messing around with Tom for some time. Ariana denied it over and over, only for Tom to finally admit that they kissed in a Las Vegas pool. But by that point, it didn’t really matter – Tom and Kristen were over and Tom was ready to move on to Ariana.
Ariana quickly moved in and the two have been solid as a rock, despite a few issues with Ariana’s insecurities that led to a dry spell in their sex life. They also butt heads over Ariana’s desire to write a book, which they ultimately wrote together. But when it came to Tom’s dreams and ambitions, Ariana was his biggest supporter, championing his work in opening and running TomTom with best pal, Tom Schwartz. If only Katie Maloney was as supportive of her partner. Tom and Ariana went on to buy a house and settle into domestic life.
Season 10 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills hasn’t even started yet but there is so much gossip coming out of this cast that I’m living for it all. The cast has been on what seems like a press tour, responding to all kinds of rumors about what’s going to happen this season. It does make me wonder if they can all live up to the hype now that we are going to see our first season minus Lisa Vanderpump. It does kind of seem like the cast is trying pretty hard to let us all know we won’t be disappointed and I hope we aren’t.
So let’s do a quick recap of what all the fuss has been about. First, there was the addition of new cast members Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke to help add some flair to the existing group. Then there are the lawsuits – Erika Jayne and husband Tom Girardi have been sued for an unpaid debt, calling the lawsuit a “publicity stunt”. Dorit Kemsley has not only been hounded by not only her own lawsuit but divorce rumors from husband PK Kemsley . They have both denied that they are headed for a split and tried hard to do some much needed damage control. Next we find out that Kim Richards is putting out an “unafraid and unapologetic” memoir that sister Kyle Richards didn’t even know she was writing.
Finally we come to the biggest doozy of them all, which will likely be a central story line on the season: the Denise Richards and Brandi Glanville hookup rumors. Unless you’ve been living under a rock completely devoid of all housewives news, you have likely heard plenty about this, with multiple cast members weighing in on their thoughts. Denise also responded to the rumors, vehemently denying she hooked up with Brandi or that she has an open marriage. Whew that was a ride.
We’ve talked at nauseam about NeNe Leakes and he lack of presence on this season’s Real Housewives of Atlanta. There have been so many rumors about what the cause may or may not be. Is she having a contract dispute with producers? Is she boycotting filming with her nemesis Kenya Moore? None of this is confirmed and NeNe isn’t exactly being forthcoming.
But NeNe took things to a whole new level when she decided to announce on social media that she hired high-powered attorney Lisa Bloom for….well, we still don’t really know. We ran this story almost two weeks ago and NeNe is still no closer to telling us what it’s all about. Between this and the whole Wendy Williams spilled tea on her supposedly saying she was going to quit RHOA, I’m thinking NeNe needs to hire a new PR person.
As much as it’s keeping her in the news, it doesn’t exactly make her look very transparent to fans. If you ask me, it all seems like a ploy for the attention she’s not getting from this season. Or maybe it’s her way of trying to keep the heat off her from the rumors that she spit on Kenya. This has yet to come to light but one thing NeNe is saying is that she’s not getting what she deserves.
Things on Real Housewives of Atlanta are really starting to heat up. Now that we have started to move past the “everyone has a new baby” storyline *snooze*, we are finally starting to see the drama that RHOA is known for giving us season after season. Kenya Moore came for Marlo Hampton at her wig party. Then Tanya Sam came for Kenya and her alleged wig use. Which led to Kenya coming for Tanya with the Cookie Lady. Apparently, the Cookie Lady’s real name might be Shiana. But, does she really deserve to be called anything other than Cookie Lady after that poor attempt at a Tanya takedown? No, she does not. It was very clear that even if Kenya set out to create mess, it was only good in theory. And she can thank the Cookie Lady for failing miserably.
But the real reason RHOA is bringing the heat is who else? NeNe Leakes, who is never too far from the drama, even if she has barely shown up in any of the episodes this season. We all know how much she hates Kenya and the rest of the season will be no exception of her displaying that disdain. All of that to say we are leading up to the “did she” or “didn’t she” spit on Kenya.
NeNe Leakes just cannot stop talking about Kenya Moore. These two just cannot seem to get to a good place. Hell, they can’t even get to an OK place. It’s bad, guys. I’m not sure where it went so horribly wrong (OK, maybe it was the comment about Kenya carrying a buffalo when she was pregnant comment) but now that the season runs on, the castmates are revealing more and more about how much they hate one another.
NeNe has barely been on the show this season, but that hasn’t stopped her from having issues with Kenya on and off-camera. She stomped off when Kenya showed up at Marlo Hampton’s hair event with a marching band (admittedly, one of the shadiest moments in recent memory) and she is even rumored to have spit on Kenya in a future episode.
Here we go again with Jennifer Aydin. It’s hard to read about any gossip coming out of this season’s Real Housewives of New Jersey that doesn’t involve Jennifer. She’s bringing so much drama to the show. I’m having a hard time keeping up with all of her shenanigans. Isn’t that the whole point of Housewives though? That’s an obviously rhetorical question because we all know the answer is a resounding YES.
Jennifer has made no secret of who she is (at least I think) when it comes to the show. She’s shown us her extended family and roots back in Turkey. She let us in on what her home life is like, which heavily features chasing after the needs of five children.
How are we feeling about this season of Real Housewives of New Jersey? The show got off to a slow start, there has been plenty of fighting as of late. Which is all I really care about, let’s be honest. Besides the obvious choice of Danielle Staub, there has been one standout when it comes to being the center of all the drama: Jennifer Aydin. We already spent the better part of the season with her griping about Jackie Goldschneider’s kid’s birthday party being too cheap for her taste. When Melissa Gorga dared to come to Jackie’s defense, Jennifer ended up tossing cutlery at her to get her attention, prompting a whole new fight. Last season we saw a similar pattern with Jennifer who, fueled with tequila, went after Melissa by brandishing a broken wine glass on a particularly explosive vacation fight. One thing’s for sure, Jennifer is no punk.
As for this season, there’s been plenty of tension between Margaret Josephs and Jennifer and let’s just say neither of them are handling it with much grace. I’m not sure exactly why these two started beefing but it’s been like oil and vinegar, ahem, oil and water ever since. I do think it’s the fact that Jennifer is constantly sticking up for Teresa, who continues to stick up for everyone but Margaret. At least that’s what I think.