Teddi Mellencamp has been on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for three seasons too long. The only interesting thing we’ve seen her do is vacillate from helping Lisa Vanderpump takedown Dorit Kemsley, to actually helping take down LVP. Other than that, we’ve seen her “be chill” and talk about some made up accountability coaching job. Seriously, how are you John Mellencamp’s daughter and this uncool?
It seems that producers are wondering this too. On RHOBH, this season we barely saw scenes from her life at home. Maybe she was hoping for more camera time by trying to force Denise Richards to be accountable. Now, it looks like Teddi will have to hold herself accountable for pretending to have health expertise.
It seems that former Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier was not the only Below Deck Mediterranean cast member ready to leave yachting. While Hannah made it clear on many occasions that she, “hates this f–king job,” Aesha Scott excelled in yachting and exhibited a unique ability to serve and mingle with the guests in just the right combination. She also has an unusually positive attitude in any situation. The only hint that Aesha was missing land life was her admission about desperately wanting to visit her family.
But the last six months have been nothing if not a time to reassess priorities. Why not take a chance to rekindle and old flame? And Aesha revealed a need for self-reflection as she approaches her 30th birthday.
There’s a fundamental principle to being a rookie cast member on any long-running reality show. I wouldn’t call it a hard and fast rule, but it’s basic common sense for any newbie. And especially for one who joined a given show as the boyfriend of a cast member almost universally reviled by fans. And it’s this: if you’re brand new to the show, try not to make the fan favorite cry. Simple, right?
Well somehow Tom Checketts managed to do just the exact opposite to Aesha Scott on this week’s Below Deck Mediterranean. Over, of all things, a cucumber. And an avocado. It was bizarre. It was unnerving. And it was a confrontation so out of left field that it bears being addressed right at the top. Plenty of viewers had reservations about Tom when he magically popped on board as Malia White‘s boyfriend. The timing felt suspiciously perfect for him to take over the galley, and helped fuel rumors that Malia had somehow managed to basically cast the show in the wake of several firings by Captain Sandy Yawn.
Below Deck Mediterranean has had one hell of a season. Never before have we seen the crew try so hard to keep their jobs. First came the exit of second stew, Lara Flumiani. Then deckhand Pete Hunziker was (rightfully) let go after the season was done due to racist behavior. While it didn’t happen on the show, producers made sure to highlight what a scumbag he was. Chef Kiko Lorran was next after one bad night. And finally, the worst firing of them all was Chief Stew and longtime castmate, Hannah Ferrier.
Hannah’s firing caused a lot of controversy online and opened up a bigger conversation surrounding mental health. Captain Sandy Yawn, who did the firing and Bosun Malia White, came out looking pretty bad. In the wake of letting Hannah go, they promoted Bugsy Drake to Chief Stew. That left room for one more stew in the mix. Enter past cast member and fan favorite Aesha Scott.
Leah McSweeney had big shoes to fill during her first season on Real Housewives of New York. On the heels of Bethenney Frankel’s departure, Leah was brought in as a brand new lady on the scene. She’s younger, has her own business, and like the other Housewives on the show, does not identify as married. Basically the antithesis of Tinsley Mortimer, Leah doesn’t care what you think or how she looks.
Viewers would probably deem Leah’s newbie year a success, I mean, we’ve had worse. She became a fan favorite with her quick wit and refusal to take any of Ramona Singer’s shit (pun intended). Leah makes no apologies for who she is and people were able to relate to her personality. While Sonja Morgan drunkenly moaned about the ancient Morgan Papers or Dorinda Medley waxed poetic about “making it nice”, Leah has held her own and kept it somewhat real. Well, you know what they say, don’t bite the hand that feeds you. Looks like Leah made it through the initial cut, but wants a bigger piece of the pie.
Remember Kathryn Edwards? Along with Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud, Kathryn is part of the “one and done” crew from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Kathryn appeared on the show in 2016 and seemed to share much of her conflict with The Morally Corrupt Faye Resnick. Though she tried to play the game (don’t hate the game, just marry a player), she was benched after her freshman season. Let’s all take a moment and reflect on the juicy drama and great one-liners Kathryn gifted us with. Aaaaand we’re finished.
While Kathryn didn’t have the opportunity to strut her stuff for a second season, because, fired, she did learn a few things during her tenure on the show. Sometimes reality television isn’t pure in the “reality” sense of the word. You already know this if you have a working tv and access to any type of media device. Recently, Kathryn shared some insight on producer-driven drama in the Bravo universe and certain cast members
earning their check driving that producer-driven bus.
The couples on 90 Day Fiance really leave an impression. Some good, some bad. One couple I would put in the “horrible but unforgettable” category would be Nicole Nafziger and (fiance?) Azan Tefou. The couple has been “together” for quite some time now and I use the word “together” loosely. My definition of together would be in an actual relationship. Nicole’s definition of together is being perpetually engaged to a man that may or may not have married and started a family with his cousin.
As if that wasn’t enough, Nicole’s plans to visit him this past spring ran into a snafu when the pandemic hit. That left Nicole stuck in Morocco and away from her young daughter. All for love, you say? If love means never actually having proof of spending time with the other person. It’s true, the only photos that Nicole posted of her and Azan during 5+ in Morocco were throwbacks. All of this leaving fans to speculate that Nicole is either having a complete relationship in her head.
You guys. It’s almost like finding love on the internet from another hemisphere and then filming it all for clout doesn’t end it happiness! This season of 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way has been the hottest mess. Well except for Kenneth Niedermeier and Armando Rubio. But seriously, the number of women who toted their mothers across the globe to yell at their baby daddies is two too many. I’m looking at you, Ariela Weinberg and Deavan Clegg. I’m guessing everyone else watching this show is having flashbacks to *that* relationship. You know, the one where everyone saw the chaos but you.
Deavan and Jihoon Lee are one of the extra tragic couples who have both sets of parents involved. A necessary evil when your job is selling stolen cell phones, I guess. Economic, sure. But sadly for our dear Jihoon, it’s not exactly a marital panty-dropper to constantly ask your mommy for cash. Especially while your wife has to crowd source boob-job money. Yea. That happened.