LeeAnne Locken is the perfect Housewife villain. The Real Housewives of Dallas star has been stirring things up on the show for four seasons. LeeAnne can go from to sticky sweet to stick you in the back with an emotional knife in three seconds. You never quite know what is going to set her off–which is part of the fun–and part of the terrifying carnival thrill ride that is LeeAnne.
This year, newbie Housewife Kary Brittingham has raised LeeAnne’s ire for some reason. The relationship between the two started turning sour during the casts’ trip to Kary’s beautiful family home in Mexico, with LeeAnne seemingly ungrateful at every turn. On the current cast trip to Thailand, things have gone from bad to worse, with Kary and D’Andra Simmons’ cruel ribbing of LeeAnne’s L’Infinity dress at dinner. And in response, LeeAnne demonstrated some very unseemly behavior–taking ugly digs at Kary’s cultural background behind her back.
Sonja Morgan is always the life of the party. The Real Housewives of New York star makes sure fun follows wherever she goes. Sometimes a little too much fun. Last season, Sonja had a scary fall from a chair on the cast Miami trip while drinking. Fortunately, she was alright. Last month, she was reportedly booted from a Philadelphia gay bar for bad behavior. You know the behavior must be terrible if an iconic Housewife is booted from a gay bar!
One area of Sonja’s life that hasn’t always been a carefree party is her New York City townhouse. It was apparent from past seasons that the place had seen better days. Dated decor, plumbing issues, water damage and more have bedeviled our Sonja for years. Not to mention the bathroom sink that came off the wall during one of her amorous adventures! Oh–and the brown ice that was dispensed from her refrigerator–another townhouse highlight. Now, Sonja has decided to sell her beloved Morgan Gardens.
It can be difficult to find anything likeable about some of the cast members on 90 Day Fiance. However, I always try to pinpoint something positive in each of them. Colt Johnson could counsel you on issues you might have with your mother, as he is closely–maybe a little too closely–bonded with his own mother, Debbie Johnson. Laura Jallali is a bit thirsty and foolish, but she would be a fantastic resource for sex toy questions. Darcey Silva is needy, whiny and neurotic, but she probably would be great fun to shop for engagement rings with.
Sometimes 90 Day Fiance cast members stretch the likability limits to the max. Case in point–Tania Maduro. Things started off OK–Tania seemed like an energetic, idealistic character who lived life to the fullest. In the ensuing weeks, we found out she is…well, full of something. Unrealistic, self-absorbed and pushy are a few words that come to mind for her. In this week’s episode, Tania revealed that she was leaving her South African fiancé Syngin Colchester to go study herbs in Costa Rica. For a month. Not surprisingly with Tania, there is a little more to this story than is apparent at first glance.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Rinna and Kim Richards have not always seen eye to eye since being cast members together. Although the two only shared one full season together–season 5–they built up enough mutual animosity to last a lifetime. Kim resented Lisa’s offering up unsolicited advice on her sobriety. Lisa was furious after Kim hinted that she knew scandalous information about hubby Harry Hamlin on the casts’ Amsterdam trip, resulting in Lisa’s epic wine glass breaking tirade.
After Kim left the show, she and Lisa continued to spar when she would pop up as an RHOBH guest. Kim notoriously declining Lisa’s gift of a stuffed bunny for her grandson was one of the many low points in their feud. Lisa continued to meddle in Kim’s sobriety and so on and on and on. Oh, the drama! The two finally called a truce at Kyle Richards’ Halloween bash last season. Although Kim and Lisa are probably not destined to be BFF’s, the civility has seemed to last. Now, the two have a surprising new connection that gives them an added incentive to play nice.
Alexis Bellino seemed to largely disappear after leaving the Real Housewives of Orange County after four seasons in 2013. Sure, she posted a lot on social media, but we didn’t hear much about her until her divorce from Jim Bellino last year. Since then, Alexis has been popping up on the semi-regular. Earlier this year, she made some waves when she posted a few Instagram pics with her new man, Andy Bohn. And Alexis was soon was faced with Andy’s estranged wife making a public plea for privacy for her family due to Alexis flaunting her new relationship on social media.
Alexis is currently starring on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars-Family Edition with her mother and is also making an upcoming appearance on Below Deck. Something tells me Alexis won’t be as sweet as Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Cynthia Bailey was when she was on the show! Alexis also appeared on RHOC this season due to her friendship with Emily Simpson. Apparently, all this attention wasn’t enough, as Alexis is now in a bit of a social media kerfuffle over comments she made about her household help on Instagram.
TLC’s 90 Day Fiance is the gift that keeps on giving. Since the show premiered in 2014, viewers have been treated to unparalleled drama from cast members. When the show began, the couples seemed more genuine and a little more, shall we say, normal. Somewhere along the way, the show turned into a trash-fest of dysfunction, poor life-choices, naivete and shake your head stupidity. There are still some normal couples who pop up on the show. But, now it is often all about the crazy.
After watching Darcey Silva begging for an engagement ring, Angela Deem stomping around like Godzilla and Paul Staehle running into the woods when stressed out, you might wonder if we have seen it all. Surprisingly, one thing we haven’t seen on the show is a same-sex couple. How has this not happened yet? Recently, a TLC executive explained the lack of same-sex couples on 90 Day Fiance and what TLC is doing to change this.
Southern Charm star Cameran Eubanks has a unique place on the show. She has been Southern Charm’s narrator since its debut in 2014. Through six seasons, Cameran has offered up her take on the behavior of her castmates in a way few other reality stars have been able to do. Of course, Cameran is also a star of the series, but she has largely kept her personal life private, a rare feat in reality television.
Cameran’s doctor husband Jason Wimberly has been almost completely MIA from the show, although he did show up in last season’s finale. Unfortunately, he popped up while Cameran was fawning over Naomie Olindo’s boyfriend Metul Shah! We have gotten to know a little bit more about Cameran in the last few seasons as she has shared her fears about becoming a mother, as well as her worries about being a good parent to daughter Palmer. And her ambivalence about having a second child. Another thing we know about Cameran is that she and alcohol don’t always mix. Recently, Cameran revealed why she gets a little crazy sometimes when she drinks.
One of the perks of reality star fame is that it can be a great launching pad for starting businesses. Reality stars have branched off into clothing, makeup and skincare lines, restaurants, wines and more. Some of these endeavors have been successful, some of them not. It is understandable anyone would want to strike while the reality iron is hot.
Southern Charm’s Craig Conover is one reality star who has started to have some success in the business world. His co-stars snickered when Craig shared his dreams of making pillows, but during the past year, he has launched a business, Sewing Down South, that is becoming more and more successful. Two of Craig’s fiercest critics have been co-stars Shep Rose and Cameran Eubanks. We all know Shep is not likely to eat his throw pillow words anytime soon, but Cameran has started to see the light on Craig’s business venture.