I. Am. Dead. We are only onto the second episode of Temptation Island and already the show is next level. If the rest of the season keeps up at this pace I don’t know if I’ll be able to handle it. For those who saw the episode already, you know exactly what I am freaking out about. And if you haven’t seen this episode yet, stop what you are doing and immediately find it on your DVR, streaming or on demand. This is truly must see TV.
We’ll get to the major bomb that dropped in a bit. But first, let’s start at the beginning. The couples say their goodbyes to one another, or rather lack there of. All of the women are crying as the men sheepishly walk out and head back to their villa where a bevy of single women await them. Everyone is pretty much regretting their decision to be on this show, but there’s no turning back now.
Rookie mistake? Braunwyn Windham-Burke made the moves on Tamra Judge not once but twice this week on The Real Housewives of Orange County.
At Shannon Beador‘s hot mess express-themed birthday party, the RHOC newbie swapped saliva with the show’s reigning vet at the dinner table before things got even more NSFW in a banquette next to the dance floor. In a new interview, Braunwyn is claiming she had no idea the cameras caught her steamy hook-up with Tamra. However, some of her cast mates aren’t so sure they buy into the naïveté.
Another life lesson from Boston Rob and Sandra, and these players are no better off. Yes, as I was told when I wanted to be a star Major League Baseball player at a young age: You can work hard, you can think harder, and you can out-hustle them all…but God-given “talent” is not something that can be taught, or acquired through hard work. In other words, you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. Relating this to this week’s episode of Survivor, Rob and Sandra can try to instill all the knowledge in the world, but the recipient still has to have “that certain something” in order to get it to work for them.
As I do at the beginning of every recap, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you have already seen this week’s episode of Survivor: Island of the Idols. If you have not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments of the episode, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap. It is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.
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Some things never change on Real Housewives of Atlanta. Kenya Moore made one appearance during the Season 11 finale at Cynthia Bailey’s product launch party, and NeNe Leakes flipped her wig. And then called Kenya a “monster.” It also caused NeNe to cancel her friendship contract with Cynthia.
For Season 12 of RHOA, Kenya twirled back to capture her peach, but she took a massive pay cut to do it. Kenya also recently announced the end of her two- year marriage to Marc Daly. Kenya was let go from the reality show after Season 10 because she didn’t want to document her marriage. The couple welcomed their sweet daughter, Brooklyn Doris, on November 4 of 2018.
At this point, it feels like every reality TV has their own podcast. Remove Southern Charm star Shep Rose from that list though. He has thrown in the towel. This is logical considering how Shep’s viewpoints have caused a lot of trouble in recent months.
He had the nerve to make fun of a homeless woman collecting cans and he posted a video with his commentary to social media. He doubled down on his “humor,” refusing to apologize before he eventually did (barely). Shep used to provide Southern Charm viewers with lovable fun, but now it’s just tough to watch.
Bravo has certainly given us some polarizing characters to deal with. People you either love or hate, with not much grey area. The shows we watch often celebrate poor behavior and even reward those who may commit crimes. We enjoy discussing the fallout of DUIs or court cases. But what about the folks behind these somewhat messy characters? The network execs who run the shows? One of those guys used to be Andy Cohen. He was the Executive Vice President of Development and Talent at Bravo until 2013.
People have a lot of thoughts on Andy, now the host of Watch What Happens Live. Several of the core Bravo franchise programs used to be fun and light. Viewers appreciated the luxury and escaping from their own lives for an hour. But as the years wore on, a few of the shows became darker. Many fans felt like horrible behavior was encouraged and fingers were pointed in Andy’s direction. Kathy Griffin used to have a reality show on Bravo and she has pointed some fingers at Andy too. Now she’s speaking out about her time on the network and how Andy performed in the boss role.
Season 10 of Real Housewives of New Jersey returns on November 4, and I am ready for it! We all know that drama with Teresa Giudice will be front and center, given her situation with her husband, Joe Giudice. Teresa and Joe both pleaded guilty to fraud in 2014, and both spent time in prison.
Joe completed his 41-month sentence in March of 2018. He was then taken into ICE custody. Joe never became a United States citizen and was ordered to be deported to Italy by an immigration judge.
Is Kelly Bensimon dating Southern Charm cast member Whitney Sudler-Smith? That’s what a lot of Instagram users think after their super random exchange in the comments section.
As random as this does seem, it seems like everyone on a Bravo show meets each other eventually.