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Below Deck Elizabeth Frankini James Hough

Kate Chastain, queen of the “bitchy resting face,” never shed a tear while on the job.  The Below Deck alum went through six seasons without losing her cool.  She was good at her job, and handled stress well.  Kate was a prime example of the perfect chief stew.  Her interior crew were not always on the same wavelength.  We’ve seen many tears, and emotional breakdowns over the years.  Understandably so.  It’s a tough job in a non-stop environment that you literally cannot escape.

So it does show true mettle when a stew can handle the pressure without losing their composure.  Chief stew Francesca Rubi cracked on the first charter.  Izzy Wouters wisely chose to leave the environment altogether in favor of working on deck.  Third Stew Ashling Lorger joined the team on charter two.  And after being thrown into the fray with no downtime, she broke down on her first night.

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Mary Cosby

Well darlings, if The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City started out with a snowstorm, it’s safe to say it’s quickly becoming a pop culture avalanche. At the every least, the (snow)ball is rolling down the hill, and gaining momentum with each passing week. After last week’s ski day showdown, the Housewives are supposed to be starting over with a clean slate. But like generations of Bravolebrities before them, when has that ever successfully happened. In Utah society, only God forgives, after all. And rarely does a Housewife forget…

It also appears that battle lines are starting to be drawn. And I could not be more here to see it, even if some of those lines seem poorly etched for the time being. I mean, did you ever expect to see Jen Shah pit herself against Meredith Marks? I mean, calm, cool and collected Meredith? The cast’s voice of reason? Of all people? And so quickly into the season too! But now I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s back up and start from the beginning, shall we?

Heather Thomson Ramona Singer Real Housewives Of New York

Have no fear! After a slight break, the filming for Real Housewives of New York has resumed. There has been a lot of speculation about casting this year. After Dorinda Medley was fired there were more than a few rumors about who would take her place. We officially know that Eboni K. Williams has been cast.

There’s also some tea that holla-back girl Heather Thomson will be returning part time! Fingers crossed she’s returned to knock Corona Ramona Singer down a few pegs like the good old days. Heather has been spotted with both Ramona and Luann de Lesseps. This could get wild. Meanwhile, Heather is commenting on who else she’d love to share the RHONY stage with.

Austen says in between drama with Madison and Craig this season; Says madison is his soulmate

What a tangled web Austen Kroll has weaved on this season of Southern Charm. He’s still reeling from his off-season threesome drama. Austen hasn’t been totally dumped by Madison LeCroy. At least not yet.

Despite the advances by newest cast-member John PringleAusten and Madison have remained committed to each other. For whatever reason, this seems to have drastically upset Craig Conover. Maybe because his temporary landlord and drinking buddy is too busy to hang out? Like, I really don’t get what Craig’s issue is.

Below Deck Mediterranean Season 5 Was The Highest Rated Season In Below Deck Franchise History

When the Below Deck series premiered, it was a novel concept.  It wasn’t a reality show about the glamorous and privileged, but of the people behind the scenes.  In this case, the staff and crew that create the experience for their guests.  We follow them living and working in confined and stressful quarters.  They fight, get along, hook up, and everything in between and we’ve been watching for eight seasons now.

Of course, the original series branched off to include Below Deck Mediterranean and Below Deck Sailing Yacht.  Below Deck Mediterranean just aired its fifth season, while Sailing Yacht finished its premiere season.  None of these shows disappointed, but there was a notable season that pulled in the highest amount of viewers ever.

 

90 Day Fiance

“Ah, fresh blood.”- Dracula…. probably.

In a year that can easily be described as the most torturous rollercoaster ride in recent memory, we finally have some light at the end of this dark and dingy tunnel: a brand new season of 90 Day Fiancé! With the current season of 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way in its denouement, trailers and previews of the upcoming 8th season of the OG franchise have been popping up on the network since early November.

And with a new season comes new couples! A wonderful mix of American love-seekers and their foreign flames who they’re hoping to eventually marry. With a formula that has been proven successful time and time again, it seems like we’ll never run out of zany long distance couples to follow on their journey into wedded bliss- not now and possibly not ever. And with so many variant shows under the 90 Day Fiancé umbrella, it’s super common for couples to cross over from one to the next based on their relationship status. According to Entertainment Tonight, Season 8 is packing some heat as trailers have already introduced us to several tumultuous newbies as well as some familiar faces. Let’s dig in!

Elizabeth Lyn Vargas Real Housewives of Orange County

Welcome back to another week of The Real Housewives of Orange County. One with, frankly, a whole lot of drinking and not a lot happening. Out of everything that’s happened so far this season, this episode felt most like a bunch of filler. Which is especially strange considering all of the women are stuck together. In Palm Springs. For Braunwyn Windham-Burke‘s 20-year vow renewal. You think that equation would equal fireworks. But instead, it was a whole lot of…nothing.

Honestly, the biggest confrontation comes at the very top of the hour, with Shannon Beador continuing to argue with Kelly Dodd over the concept of a tincture. But even that simmering feud isn’t that interesting. Because it really just boils down to the fact that Kelly doesn’t understand what a tincture even is, and was flat-out wrong in accusing Shannon of starting a water line. Shannon never said any such thing. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned this season, it’s this. Never tell Shannon Storms Beador she said something she didn’t say!

Ramona Singer Real Housewives of New York city RHONY

Is there anything Ramona Singer can’t do? The Real Housewives of New York star likes making money. She finds it an aphrodisiac. When Ramona isn’t busy selling her soul, you can find her hustling. She has sold jewelry. She stepped into the skin care market to renew herself several times. But she might be most famous for her undying devotion to wine, because “Turtle Time can now become part of your hourly daily routine” too…

Fans of RHONY are well-versed in riding the Ramonacoaster. Her alter ego who will take you on a jaunt across the Brooklyn Bridge to say you have no friends, or publicly shame you for having a mental illness. Some say Ramona has personality issues and others feel she’s full blown nuts. With any luck, her attitude won’t hinder her latest venture. Ramona’s new career move requires people skills and a positive attitude. Well… let’s just hope for the best. Good luck, world of high-end real estate.