Step aside Countess! The self-proclaimed cabaret queen Luann de Lesseps has competition. Well, officially that is, because Real Housewives of New York fans know that Sonja Morgan can run circles around Luann. Both the ladies have stage presence and comedic timing, but Sonja’s certain degree of humility and vulnerability make her utterly charming onstage. Unlike our countess, Sonja can poke fun at herself and we adore her for it all the more.
Sonja’s proved herself with a saucy burlesque show, and appeared in cameos on Luann’s show Countess And Friends. And life is a stage dahling. Sonja is always in character, whether she’s batting her eyes over a glass of bubbly, or prancing around her ruin of a townhouse. She’s created a persona that she tried to market with her various business ventures. While the toaster oven may not have worked, the idea of bringing Sonja’s character to life seems like a winner.
Married at First Sight is one of my guilty pleasures. I must admit that there are some crazy matches on that series. But there are also some sweet love stories to come out of this social experiment. Season 13 of the series is underway in Texas, with a new bunch of hopefuls ready to walk down the aisle.
During Season 10, network technician Austin Hurd married Jessica Studer. Jessica is a nurse manager. The quirky couple hit it off for the most part, but they did face some challenges.
This season of Real Housewives of New York has been dismal. Eboni K. Williams was the first Black Housewife on the franchise, and she brought a fresh energy. This television host and attorney has been accused of being “preachy,” but that doesn’t bother her at all.
Eboni has tried to educate her RHONY co-stars about racial issues, but it wasn’t easy. Ramona Singer referred to her staff as “the help.” She apologized after Eboni explained why that term wasn’t appropriate.
Real Housewives of New York has definitely hit a bump in the road this season. Fans are complaining left and right that it’s just not the same. And it’s not. Which is kind of the whole point. Cast members come and go, the dynamic changes. I admit the start of the season was a complete snooze fest. But the addition of Bershan Shaw added plenty of drama.
Bershan wasted no time stirring the pot. She called the ladies grandmas and told them they were boring. Then she started in on our beloved housewife, Sonja Morgan. Bershan mocked her incessantly and called her a clown. It was not a good look for Bershan. And it’s no surprise that Sonja’s fellow housewives took issue with the attack. Luann de Lesseps proved to be a good friend and defended Sonja. But one long time friend was missing from the defense team – Ramona Singer.
There’s Real-life courtroom drama making its way onto this season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. And the more news comes out, the worse the story gets. Tom Girardi is accused of embezzling millions upon millions from his law clients. And many of them were granted settlement funds after being victims or family members of victims of horrific accidents. Erika Jayne decided to get out of dodge and divorce Tom as the news came out. Which obviously raised questions about whether or not it was a ploy to protect her assets.
And Erika seems to be worried about her appearance (and clutching onto all the “gifts” Tom gave her) rather than the actual victims who are OWED the money. Like she said herself, she really doesn’t give a f–k about anyone except Erika Jayne. Or that’s at least how she’s acting on the internet.
Big news broke recently that Tom has been put under conservatorship due to his ailing health, with his brother in charge of cleaning up the mess. Tom’s brother, Robert Girardi, was ordered to appear in court with all of Tom’s financial records. Erika also is expected to turn over her records, which she’s reportedly NOT happy about. And a judge recently ruled that the victims can go after Erika for the money they’re due, rightful so. But the Ice Queen is still crying poor me in SOMEONE’S private jet, to slap the victims in the face one more time.
The Real Housewives of Potomac is off to the races. Season six of RHOP has wasted no time in showing other franchises what’s up. This how you move on from a season riddled with trouble and deep divides. Rather than rehashing the Monique Samuels drama of yester-year in lieu of focusing on their own issues, these Potomac women are bringing some fresh intrigue to our lives. Specifically, Wendy Osefo and Mia Thornton are taking it to the next level.
While Karen Huger has hinted at a reconciliation with Candiace Dillard, she may have spoken too soon. Unfortunately, Karen seems to be taking the easy route this season. She’s basically focusing on her vow renewal to Ray Huger. With the women, her MO seems to be drumming up Gizelle Bryant’s side-comments from seasons-past.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has always been the show with the most celebrity cameos, considering the Hollywood of it all. Beverly Hills, the land of the rich, famous and plastic, it’s one of a kind. Back when Yolanda Hadid was on the show, Gigi and Bella Hadid made appearances before they were the worlds’ biggest supermodels. We’ve seen ultimate momager Kris Jenner, who’s tight with Kyle Richards. Not to mention old school actors like Lisa Rinna, Harry Hamlin, Kelsey Grammer and more.
But it’s not all diamonds and rose — just take a look at Erika Jayne’s empire crumbling down before our eyes. Or Dorit Kemsley’s seemingly never-ending tax issues. Just because you wear designer, doesn’t mean you can afford it. But while I’m not die-hard into them flashing expensive clothes, I live for a name-drop moment on RHOBH. A la Rinna’s inability to bring up her daughter’s older boyfriend Scott Disick at any chance she gets.
Here we go again — Kelly Dodd, a recently (and finally) fired cast member of the Real Housewives of Orange County, is at it again. This woman truly can’t stop herself from shutting up and not saying and doing the most offensive things she can possibly think of. I guess that’s what happens when you find yourself with a massive following and wayyy too much time on your hands.
Kelly’s fall from grace from RHOC has been anything but graceful. But what did you expect from a woman who seemingly is incapable of feeling empathy for other people or taking accountability for her actions? Thankfully, Heather Dubrow is coming back to save the sinking ship of a show, that people boycotted because of Kelly’s vile actions. And thankfully, Bravo fully attempted to fix its mistakes by firing Braunwyn Windham-Burke too.