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Real Housewives of DC

The Real Housewives of DC
It’s a wrap… officially.

Two weeks after RadarOnline first broke the news, Bravo has now confirmed the Real Housewives of DC has been canceled, making this the first time ever the network has canceled a housewives franchise.

“We had an amazing season and we told stories that were unique to any other in the franchise,” Bravo’s Andy Cohen told the Washington Post on Thursday. “I wish all our DC Wives the best and hope to work with them again in another capacity.”

Below are some reactions from the DC Housewives –

Stacie Turner – “The past 18 months has truly been an amazing adventure! Thanks so much for your support. The best is yet to come…….” she tweeted.

Mary Amons – “Bittersweet day, memorable fun ride w/ @catommanney @THErealLyndaDC @stacieturnerdc & the Bravo family! Exciting projects ahead! #staytuned,” tweeted Mary.

Lynda Erkiletian – “we are too dignified ! LOL ..its not a bad thing! Xo L,” she tweeted.

Cat Ommaney – “So the milk was spilt,and we cried over it..(meow meow) and then the next show..mmm well thats going to be ‘creme de la creme’!!..” tweeted Cat.

As for Michaele Salahi, she promises her next project will be “wild and entertaining,” perhaps referring to her upcoming appearance on Celebrity Rehab.

While the DC Housewives averaged decent ratings, 1.4 million viewers, it didn’t quite compare to its counterparts, for example the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills which averaged over 2 million viewers for its freshman season. It seems the final straw for Bravo was the report that the DC Housewives had banded together and refused to do the show if the controversial Michaele was allowed back on by the network which wanted her to return.

Michaele also spoke to PEOPLE, confirming that her castmates did indeed want her off the show. “I sort of knew this was going to happen,” Michaele tells PEOPLE. “The other women didn’t want me back on the show, and [Bravo executive] Andy [Cohen] stood his ground and said there wouldn’t be a show without me on it. I’m grateful to him for that.”

This cancellation of the DC housewives could also spell trouble for the Real Housewives of Miami, which averaged a poor 1.1 million viewers this season.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON BRAVO CANCELING THE DC HOUSEWIVES?

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Days after Andy Cohen revealed there was a bit of a standstill between the Real Housewives of DC and Bravo over the return of Michaele Salahi, a new report now states the show is officially dunzo!

RadarOnline is reporting that Bravo has decided to can the DC Housewives for good. The reported reason? The show just didn’t perform well enough for the network.

“The show just didn’t do well and it wasn’t worth airing another season,” a source close to the situation told Radar. “The DC housewives were meant to be starting shooting their second season now and they haven’t heard a peep from Bravo.”

“No one from the cast has been contacted yet and told that the show is cancelled,” dishes the source.

The source adds that the ratings disaster of the Real Housewives of Miami and the so-so ratings for the DC Housewives is now forcing Bravo to reconsider its housewives strategy. “After DC failed in the ratings and Miami just bombed, they realized they can’t just start a show anywhere and it will succeed,” the source said. “Bravo used to think it was about the brand and they could switch the housewives at any point but now they have realized it is about the women involved and that has changed their perspective.”

The source adds that Bravo has “realized a lot with the failure of DC and Miami, and they’re going to concentrate on the successful shows they have and not expand any further.” The source reveals when it comes to the DC franchise, “We’re just hoping that people forget it ever happened.” Ouch.

The report yesterday stated that DC housewives Mary Schmidt Amons, Cat Ommaney, Lynda Erkiletian, and Stacie Turner had banded together and threatened to walk if Bravo allowed the Salahis to return. And quite frankly, the DC Housewives are no Real Housewives of New Jersey, which seems to be doing just fine and dandy following the exit of Danielle Staub.

This news doesn’t come as a surprise because when you take away the Salahis, the Real Housewives of DC equals the Real Housewives of Miami, except probably worse. While the DC Housewives minus the Salahis might have been successful in the earlier days of Bravo Housewives (think season 1 & 2 of the OC Housewives), the ante has however been upped in recent years thanks to the antics of some of the other franchises, aka table flipping and limo fights. The DC ladies might however want to take this news as a compliment as it means they are simply too boring classy for the successful Bravo franchise.

By the way, the Real Housewives of DC had higher ratings than the Miami Housewives. And this news brings us to an interesting question…

TELL US – DO VIEWERS REALLY WANT TO WATCH CLASSY HOUSEWIVES? OR DO THEY PREFER THE DRAMA & TABLE FLIPPING? WILL YOU MISS THE DC HOUSEWIVES?


Following the airing of the first season, which was met with controversy and so-so ratings, the big question has remained will the Real Housewives of DC be returning for a second season?

Well, that answer is now a strong maybe according to Bravo’s own Andy Cohen. The Crushable website reports that during Andy’s recent appearance on the Live With Regis & Kelly show a little over a week ago, he revealed that Bravo would like the DC Housewives to come back for a second season but under one condition – that is with Michaele Salahi returning to the show. Wowzers!

According to Crushable, Andy admitted Bravo was “in negotiations” to bring back Real Housewives of DC but added that while the network wants Michaele back on the show, the other four housewives do not. In fact, they have reportedly banded together and refused to work with her.

Mary Schmidt Amons, Cat Ommaney, Lynda Erkiletian, and Stacie Turner reportedly tried to negotiate as a group, similar to what some of the Real Housewives of New Jersey did when they wanted to get Danielle Staub off the show.

It appears, the question now is does Bravo think the Real Housewives of DC is worth watching without the party crashing and compulsive lying of the Salahis? We can’t help but wonder if the DC Housewives will end up being another Real Housewives of Miami without the Salahis.

Meanwhile, Stacie’s husband Jason Turner recently commented on a previous story we did about Stacie traveling to Nigeria to meet her birth father and family.

In the story, we questioned whether the camera crew pictured with Stacie was from Bravo, and according to Jason, it was not. In the comment, made just two weeks ago, Jason also voiced uncertainty regarding a second season of the show. Part of Jason’s comment below –

“Contrary to popular opinion, we photographed and filmed this trip entirely on our own, since we feel like our (Stacie’s) family story couldn’t be “owned” by anyone but Stacie. So we partnered with Silverbird Group, one of the largest media companies in Africa, who provided a full film crew that chronicled over 30 hours of high def footage as we visited Lagos, Abuja, the Nigerian capital, as well as Owerri, which is in the southeast part of the country, where we met her birth family. As I write this, we don’t know what the future holds as far as a Season 2, but HW or not, we look forward to sharing what is an emotional, beautiful, provocative, intriguing, and super surprising story of one person’s search to discover something deeper about themselves.”

You can read Jason’s full comment by clicking here.

TELL US – DO YOU WANT TO SEE ANOTHER SEASON OF THE DC HOUSEWIVES? WILL THE SHOW BE WORTH WATCHING WITHOUT THE SALAHIS?

It seems the housewives buck stops in Miami.

According to Bravo’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development aka Andy Cohen, the Real Housewives of Miami is the end of additional cities to the successful reality series.

When asked about which city he would look to next to find more housewives by OK! magazine, Andy replied, “I really feel like we’re done.” When further pressed on if Miami is the last stop on the Housewives spinoffs? Andy answered, “Yeah.”

And when it comes to other housewives getting their own Bravo spinoff shows a la Bethenny Frankel, Andy reveals that is very unlikely.  “I think they’re all good where they are,” he stated.

This comes as no surprise following the lackluster ratings and reviews of the Miami franchise.  The show has averaged a dismal  1.18 million viewers over the first 3 episodes.

While ending the addition of new franchises might be best, we are a little disappointed we will never get to see a Real Housewives of Dallas.  That would have been all kinds of awesomeness no?

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON ANDY’S COMMENTS? ARE YOU HAPPY WITH THIS DECISION? WHAT HOUSEWIVES FRANCHISE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE?

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They simply refuse to disappear.

Weeks after they reportedly crashed a Suberbowl suite at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, TMZ is now reporting that the gruesome twosome known as Tareq and Michaele Salahi have signed up for Celebrity Rehab.

Yes, sources connected to the show confirm to TMZ that the Salahis, stars of the Real Housewives of DC, alongside some others have signed on for Celebrity Rehab season 5.

Other “celebs” joining the Salahis? Michael Lohan – daddy to troubled actress Lindsay Lohan, Bai Ling – Z list actress, Jeremy Jackson – former Baywatch actor, and Dwight “Doc” Gooden – former pitcher for the NY Mets.

A new report by TMZ also reveals that Lindsay Lohan is livid that her embarrassment of a father has signed up to do the show.

Lindsay was reportedly “shocked and upset” to hear the news, telling friends she’s worried he’ll embarrass the family. Sources add that Lindsay is most upset that her dad, Michael, began taping the show without giving her a heads up. She is also adamant she will NEVER make an appearance on the show.

As for the Salahis, no word yet on their supposed addiction. Michaele did reveal a while back that she had multiple sclerosis, so feel free to try to determine which drug or alcohol goes best with the BS MS.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE SALAHIS DOING CELEBRITY REHAB? DO YOU CALL BS?

UPDATE: VH1 has confirmed the cast today and Tareq will not be a part of the show though Michaele will be. Below is part of the official press release –

“This season will follow Michael Lohan (celebrity dad), Michaele Salahi (The Real Housewives of DC), Amy Fisher (“Long Island Lolita”), Bai Ling (The Crow) and Jeremy Jackson (Baywatch) on their quest for sobriety. Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew is slated to premiere early summer on VH1.”

While Michaele is the one actually doing the rehab, it is safe to assume Tareq will crash the show at some point during the season to help support his wife‘s fame addiction.

Following their well earned and rightfully deserved label as the world’s most famous party crashers, one would think Tareq and Michaele Salahi would be keeping a low profile but it seems the infamous white house party crashers feel differently.

According to a report by TMZ, the Real Housewives of DC stars were able to crash finagle their way into the owners’ suite at the Dallas  Cowboys Stadium on Sunday for the Superbowl. “We were guests and stayed in the Owners Club Suites the entire time and had so much fun meeting new friends,” said Michaele to TMZ.

The TMZ article went on to ask, “How do they do it?”

Well a day after the TMZ report, a new report by RadarOnline answers that question by revealing the Salahis once again crashed the event. It gets even better as Radar was able to get a quote from a higher up for the Cowboys Stadium, confirming the Salahis were escorted out by security once it was discovered they were NFI (Not F*cking Invited)!

“Not invited and were immediately, but discreetly, escorted out of the suite by security,” Brett Daniels, Director of Client Services for the Dallas Cowboys, told RadarOnline.

Ouch! Oddly enough, Michaele made the following tweet on Sunday — “Super Bowl XLV rocks. Owners suite, with Jerry Jr and friends,” along with a photo of her and husband Tareq with Jerry Jones Jr., the son of Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones. That photo is below –

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST ANTICS BY THE SALAHIS? DO THESE PEOPLE HAVE NO SHAME?

After going 42 years without knowing her biological father, that finally changed for Stacie Turner as she reunited with her birth father just days ago in Nigeria. Her dad is to the left of her in the above photo.

The Real Housewives of DC star had her difficult quest to find her biological dad chronicled on the Bravo hit show. During the 1st season, Stacie, who was adopted early on in her life, discovered from her biological mom that her father was Nigerian. And though Stacie’s birth mom refused to reveal the identity of her father, she did hand her a photo of him. Stacie’s husband Jason Turner took that photo to the embassy and began to get leads on her father’s identity.

Fast forward to Jan. 10 when Stacie arrived in Nigeria for what she called a 2 day medical mission and most importantly, reuniting with her birth father Nze Augustine Onyema and her 10 siblings.

“Yes! just landed in Owerri Nigeria. We are guests of the Governor–doing a 2 day medical mission–then mtg my family,” Stacie tweeted Jan. 12.

According to Nigerian paper the Daily Sun, Stacie and her father were in tears when they finally saw and hugged each other. “An unbelievable reunion with my Papa in my village of Amaocha Afara, 1 of the 9 villages in Mbaitoli,” she later tweeted on Jan. 15 with the above photo.

Stacie also seems to be enjoying her time in Nigeria as she tweeted today, “I absolutely love this country and feel right at home.”

Stacie revealed that the “entire experience is being documented on film” with one of the photos she tweeted showing what looks to be a professional camcorder. And according to reports, Stacie arrived in Nigeria with hubby Jason and a big entourage.

All signs point to this monumental event in Stacie’s life being filmed by Bravo, more than likely for a season 2 of the Real Housewives of DC.

More photos of Stacie in Nigeria as tweeted by her below –

UPDATE – Stacie’s husband Jason Turner posted a comment below, revealing that both he and Stacie has a wonderful experience in Nigeria.  Jason also reveals that while the Nigerian visit was documented on film, it wasn’t for the Real Housewives of DC.  You can read the full comment in its entirety below.

MERRY CHRISTMAS! WISHING YOU ALL A WONDERFUL & BLESSED DAY.

A special thanks to you for being a Reality Tea reader! No stories today or a photo post as there were not really enough photos to make one. Who knew reality stars took time off from fame whoring?

So thanks to a suggestion by our reader Carol, we decided to create two polls to see who your favorite and least favorite Bravo housewives are?

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TELL US – WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE & LEAST FAVORITE HOUSEWIFE & WHY?