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Joe Giudice is one busy man. Ever since being deported to his native country of Italy, he has stayed in the news. I’m hearing way more about him now that when he was just living here as Mr. Teresa Giudice. He’s jetted off to Mexico to party with some mystery ladies. He is all up in Teresa’s Instagram comments, complimenting her on her boobs. Joe even weighed in on Italy’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling it “ridiculous”. He later issued a mia culpa and cooked food for those who were in isolation.
But now that Juicy has lost his last deportation appeal to come back to the U.S., he’s gotta figure out what to do from here. One of those things includes a podcast. Yes, you heard that correctly. Juicy, who has never been much of a talker, is starting his own podcast. Lucky for us, that’s not all he has up his sleeve.
Coronavirus is hitting the world pretty hard. We’ve all been cooped up in quarantine for what feels like forever. While Bravo is doing us a great service by running marathons of various past seasons, it’s not always enough. But we are all in this together, including our favorite Bravolebrities.
It’s reassuring to hear that so many of them are doing their part to make the world a better place right now. Bethenny Frankel is at the top of my list after donating thousands of medical supplies to hospitals in need. Dolores Catania has done similar work, organizing food, medical supplies and even shoes for local healthcare workers. Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz raised money to help their TomTom staff get paid while they are out of work. Tinsley Mortimer and fiance Scott Kluth did something super sweet and donated $10K each to the family of a Bravo editor who passed from the virus. Hell, even Teddi Mellencamp hooked us all up and gave away free workouts so everyone can stay healthy while cooped up. But not all of our Bravolebrities have left us feeling good during the pandemic.
Bethenny Frankel has long been a staple on Real Housewives of New York. Hell, on Bravo as a whole. She has long been the face of housewives, arguably being the most successful housewife outside of the show. She’s absolutely built an empire off her housewives fame and that part is indisputable. But since she made another exit from RHONY, this first season without her has been polarizing to viewers. While some think the show lacks luster without her, others are excited to see the new dynamic. A lot of that dynamic is thanks to new housewife Leah McSweeney. Love her or hate her, she really has brought the show some new life and it looks like we are going to see more of that in the next episode. Vibrator in the chicken, anyone?
But back to Bethenny. She’s seemingly pretty busy with her own projects post-RHONY. Bethenny’s foundation has done a ton of admirable coronavirus relief work. She has also announced that she’s coming out with her own show on HBO Max. Despite all that, there are rumblings that Bethenny might be missing the show a little more than the show is missing her. It certainly seems like it given her comments about the show. We recently reported how she said housewives wasn’t “inspiring content right now.” Ouch.
We are only one episode into Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and I’m already loving Garcelle Beauvais. Anyone who shows up and shows out in leopard print for their first big housewives scene is fabulous. While we didn’t get as much Garcelle as I would have liked, I feel like she has come to save this franchise from becoming stale. Ever since Lisa Vanderpump’s exit last season, I think us fans were wondering what these ladies could possibly bring to the table. They spent so many years trying to get LVP off, what could possibly be next? And don’t tell me it’s a Teddi Mellencamp pregnancy story line.
But between Garcelle and Sutton Stracke, we might just have ourselves a season. Side note, even as a friend of, looks like Sutton is making quite the splash. I know everyone is going to be focused on the whole Brandi Glanville and Denise Richards hook up. But we need other housewives to add some much needed input outside of that. RHOBH has long relied on the same cast of characters to drive plot lines, leaving the rest in the dust. For example, Teddi. Even when she was involved in puppygate, she had a bit part and was overshadowed by Kyle Richards and Lisa Rinna. But I suppose it takes quite the personality to not get lost in the shuffle. It also takes some very thick skin, which Garcelle seems to have. Even with thick skin, it doesn’t mean she couldn’t use a little sage advice for her debut.
Did you guys miss Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? I was worried the first episode would be a snooze fest but I thought it was pretty entertaining. After all, what could these women be up to now that they have successfully driven Lisa Vanderpump off the show? Turns out, a lot. We were introduced to newcomers Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke. Teddi Mellencamp announced she’s pregnant. Lisa Rinna is well, being Lisa Rinna. Same for Erika Jayne. Neither of them really have much to add in the first episode but ok, let’s give them some time. Denise Richards is obviously going to be a focal point of drama for the season, as witnessed by the last few minutes of the episode. But before we get there, we spent pretty much the whole episode watching Kyle Richards fret about her fashion show. Yes, looks like Dorit Kemsley isn’t the only one putting models down a runway. And she won’t let you forget it either.
While Kyle fussed in an anxiety riddled haze, she turned to Dorit for help. Ever the humble one, Dorit tries to give Kyle some direction beforehand. She tells us in the confessional that she’s going to “save Kyle’s show”. Shots fired.