Real Housewives of New York has been under plenty of scrutiny this season. It’s not looking good. With the exit of Dorinda Medley and Tinsley Mortimer, there was plenty of speculation about how the new cast would work. Leah McSweeney was added last year, bringing some
chaotic energy youth into the mix. And Eboni K. Williams was added, becoming the first Black housewife to join the franchise.
But Eboni has had a lot of hate for her role on the show, with fans calling her too “preachy.” It’s no surprise that educating OG housewives like Ramona Singer and Luann de Lesseps might be a tall order. And Eboni is taking the hate in stride, refusing to apologize for who she is. Aside from Eboni, Leah has also been blamed for “ruining” the franchise.
We’re in the dog days of summer, which means the cast of Summer House is back to spending their weekends at the Hamptons, chugging rosé and LoverBoy until the sun comes up. The last season of Summer House was a doozy. The Good Vibes Tribe was stuck together 24/7 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and they were feeling the effects of not having any breaks from one another. On top of that, they had to skip out on their massive ragers and one-night stands, so there was little reprieve.
The most polarizing figure on Summer House last season was undoubtedly Hannah Berner. Her strange relationship with Luke Gulbranson had almost everyone in the cast, aside from Hannah’s partner-in-crime Paige DeSorbo, at odds with her. After a very triggering reunion, Hannah decided to skip out on the Hamptons this year, opting for pursuing her stand-up comedy career or whatever. I bet Kyle Cooke is happy that summer WILL BE FUN again because, in his book, Hannah = not fun.
Real Housewives of Potomac is back, baby! And it’s already started off with a bang. New boobs! Housewives that can’t add (ahem, Mia Thornton)! Gizelle Bryant coming for Karen Huger! What more could we want from a franchise.
Well, RHOP is going to give us a lot more this season. Including Gizelle, and maybe the rest of the cast, continuing to come for La Grande Dame, Karen.
It’s not every day that a Housewife walks away from the limelight on their own accord. Let’s just say these roles attract a certain time of fame-seeker. But, there are exceptions to every rule.
Following her single-season appearance in season 11 of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Shamari DeVoe made it very clear to her fans and critics that she was NOT fired from the franchise. Instead, the singer who was brought on by her pal Kandi Burruss decided to leave the show on her own. If you blinked, you may have missed Shamari’s time on RHOA. Personally? I adored her.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is having one of its most explosive seasons yet, mostly due to the tornado of scandals swirling around Erika Jayne. Erika’s divorce from Tom Girardi amidst his embezzlement claims is unfolding before our eyes. And Erika is either telling the truth or doing her best soap opera acting to make fans believe she wasn’t involved. Even though the evidence is sketchy and she’s still flying private. She seems to only worry about “woe is Erika” and not the millions allegedly stolen from the REAL victims in the story.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, even if Erika is telling the truth, she hasn’t released ONE statement about the victims. Not a single acknowledgment or apology. And the questions just keep piling up about the whole situation, from Tom’s health status to just how long this whole thing’s been going on. Thankfully, a judge ordered that victims can go after Erika for their payments. Considering the price tag on one of her massive rings could literally TRANSFORM the lives of these people and their families.
Lala Kent knows how to ruffle some feathers. But maybe it’s not all her fault since she wasn’t exactly welcomed with open arms to Vanderpump Rules. The Witches of WeHo gang hated her instantly and Lala didn’t do herself any favors when she decided to go topless in Hawaii. How would she know Katie Maloney-Schwartz would blame Tom Schwartz’s wandering eye on her alone?
From that point on, it seems like Lala put up a shield, and anyone who attempts to penetrate that shield is met with total vitriol. That’s not say Lala isn’t entertaining. We have her to thank for James Kennedy’s famous “not about the pasta” freak out and for the phrase “bambi-eyed bitch.” For anyone wondering if motherhood has given Lala any pause in calling people out – it hasn’t!
If you blinked, you might have missed Barbara Kavovit’s short run on the Real Housewives of New York during Season 11. She came in as a friend of Luann de Lesseps, which didn’t last long once she started bashing the Countess by saying she couldn’t sing. Some would argue that’s exactly what real friends are for. However, when it comes to Lu and her cabaret, getting in the middle of that is a death sentence for any friendship. Since then, Lu’s best friend has been Jovani, with Ramona Singer coming in a not-so-close second.
Barb The Builder wasn’t the best fit for RHONY, considering she really didn’t get too involved in the drama. Also, she didn’t really have the most natural chemistry with the ladies, particularly Sonja Morgan and Dorinda Medley. Following her short reality TV run, Barb made a run at becoming the mayor of New York City. However, she dropped out of the race, showing that Miss Morgan’s voting power might carry more weight than everyone thought.
I am loving Season 6 of Real Housewives of Potomac. The drama on this franchise is a refreshing change of pace. Of course, Karen Huger and Gizelle Bryant are still fighting.
During Wendy Osefo’s “nude interlude” party, Wendy showed off her new assets. Literally. Wendy gifted herself a boob job. RHOP newbie Mia Thornton accompanied Karen to the event.