Former Real Housewives of New York cast member Barbara Kavovit lasted one season in her “friend of” role for Luann de Lesseps. Barbara was a staunch defender of Luann, when most of the cast had given up on her at the time. Unfortunately for Barbara, she just couldn’t quite make it work with most of the ladies, ahem…Ramona Singer and Dorinda Medley. She even ended up losing her friendship with Luann. Sadly, Luann confirmed they are still on the outs during the last episode of the season 12 reunion when she agreed Barbara was a one hit wonder like Elyse Slaine.
Even though Barbara and Luann had a falling out, Barbara shared she still keeps in touch with former castmates Bethenny Frankel and Tinsley Mortimer. In the end, the construction business mogul was probably too normal and nice for the cast. Being the voice of reason on the show doesn’t get you far. After she left the show, Barbara kept herself busy demolishing the old offices of Harvey Weinstein. And now, Barbara announced she is up for a new challenge. One that is quite a bit tougher than being a cast member of the RHONY.
The pandemic has not been friendly to the restaurant business, and especially not to Lisa Vanderpump’s West Hollywood empire. Unfortunately for the Vanderpump Rules star, she had to permanently shut down her restaurant Villa Blanca. Lisa’s other establishments, SUR, Pump, and TomTom had closed their doors, while many others in Los Angeles remained open for take out. Lisa also had troubles when a former employee sued her for allegedly not paying SUR employees.
As time passed, things began to turn around for LVP. She started a new podcast, and booked a new show for her rescue, Vanderpump Dogs. Who wouldn’t want to watch cute dogs for an hour? However, I’m sure most people will fast forward through the staged scenes of Lala Kent pretending to stock dog food and clean up poo. There is more good news for Lisa; one of her restaurants has finally reopened! And some of the Pump Rules gang are back as well.
Vanderpump Rules season nine may still be up in the air, but the OG cast members have been anything but quiet as of late. Lala Kent announced she and
her sugar daddy Randall Emmett are pregnant and expecting a baby girl. Luckily, Lala already has a supply of baby bottles on hand. Former cast member Stassi Schroeder also announced her pregnancy, and recently had her first interview post firing from Pump Rules for racist behavior. And Katie Maloney has been continuing her ongoing battle to clean up her mean girl image.
In contrast, the newbies on the show have been pretty quiet. Last season, VPR had about fifty new people join the cast, several of which also got let go for racist behavior. Namely Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens. Dayna Kathan, who was part of a love triangle with Max and Brett, has remained mum since the firings. However, she recently came forward to talk smack about someone else on the cast, and it just so happens to be everyone’s favorite punching bag on the show.
Vanderpump Rules star Katie Maloney is probably pretty happy she does not work at SUR anymore. Unfortunately, Lisa Vanderpump had to shut down her restaurant businesses because of the pandemic. And she even had to permanently close Villa Blanca. On top of that, Lisa was sued for allegedly not paying her employees at SUR. We know Katie was at least getting paid; how else could she afford that over-priced home in Valley Village?
Katie might not be working at SUR, but she is still a part of Pump Rules. And there is a very good chance this show might not come back because a good portion of the cast was fired for racist behavior. Those fired from the show included two of Katie’s best friends, Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute. With those two out of the picture, this wouldn’t leave much for Katie to do on the show. So with the future of VPR uncertain, what plans does Katie have for moving forward?
That same back and forth drama has also crossed over to Shahs of Sunset alum Lilly Ghalichi. She may not be on the show anymore, but her real life drama is mirroring that of her castmates. Just last year, Lilly’s husband, Dara Mir, filed for divorce. However, the couple reconciled and Lilly called it off. Lilly and Dara made it known that nothing was standing in their way as a couple when they were caught kissing passionately at their daughter’s birthday party. But, all is not as it seems as some sad news about the couple has recently come to light.
Last week we finally got the long over due first part of the Shahs of Sunset reunion. It was good to see the cast back together again, and hear their thoughts on the latest season. Noticeably absent however, was newcomer Sara Jeihooni. I guess Sara’s one storyline of being upset her younger brother hooked up with Destiney Rose wasn’t enough to merit her joining the reunion. Better luck next year, Sara!
Still, the rest of the cast was on hand to bring the drama. Mercedes Javid walked off at one point, and Golnesa Gharachedaghi heckled Nema Vand. I guess even motherhood can’t make GG more mature. The main highlight of the night though was the season long feud between MJ, Reza Farahan, and his husband, Adam Neely, over whether MJ encouraged Ali Ashouri to confront Reza with the NSFW texts Adam had sent him. And things got even more heated between MJ and the cast during part two of the reunion.
The long-awaited Shahs of Sunset season eight reunion has finally dropped! Recently, Bravo has delayed a lot of their shows for several weeks, such as the Real Housewives, but Shahs got the short end of the stick with a several month delay. Regardless, it’s better late than never. As Mike Shouhed claimed, Shahs is the best show that Bravo has.
When we last left the Shahs of Sunset crew, the camp was divided between team Mercedes Javid and team Reza Farahan. Things were so bad between the group that Golnesa Gharachedaghi, Reza, and Mike didn’t even attend MJ’s sip-and-see for her baby on the season finale. But, that is minor drama compared to the rest of the season. We had such gems as Tommy Feight tearing up Reza’s backyard for posting about his wife MJ’s pregnancy complications online. In turn, Reza put a restraining order against Tommy. And this all started because Reza thought MJ was responsible for spreading rumors about his husband Adam Neely having strip Jenga parties. So, what drama will happen during the reunion? Let’s find out!
The drama is nonstop for former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump. First, a good portion of her Vanderpump Rules cast were fired for racist behaviors. Then her restaurant Villa Blanca recently closed down, and her other restaurants are still shut down due to the coronavirus. Lisa should have kept SUR open for takeout; they would have made buckets of cash from fired Pump Rules cast member Stassi Schroeder drowning her sorrows in fried goat cheese balls.
The drama does not end there, however. Last year, actress Sarah Paulson did an interview and commented on which Real Housewives show she would like to be a part of. For those who are curious, it was Real Housewives of New York. Sarah, there’s an open spot for you now that Tinsley Mortimer is gone! In that same interview, she also said she met Lisa once and she wasn’t that nice to her. Ouch! Well, Sarah recently mentioned her story about Lisa again, and this time Lisa took to Twitter to sound off about it.