Dana Wilkey might go down as one of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ greatest friend of. Some of you might be scratching your heads as to who the hell Dana is. Well, for starters, “did you hear? $25,000.” As in, sunglasses. $25,000 for sunglasses. Ringing a bell now?
Yes, Dana was one of the earliest (and thirstiest) of housewife friends. She was introduced to us by none other than Taylor Armstrong, so please direct all your grievances her way. Dana’s stint on RHOBH was short, but impactful. Boasting about absurdly expensive sunglasses even made Kyle Richards blanche at the time. And for that, I salute Dana. Or Pam. Or whatever she calls herself because there is the whole question of her real name too.
We have finally been treated to another season of 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way. One well known couple has made their way back into the mix. I’m talking about Deavan Clegg and husband Jihoon Lee. We have been following them from the beginning of their relationship and who could forget them? Between their awkward marriage and the birth of their son, we’ve seen it all.
This season, Deavan has officially made the move to South Korea to be with Jihoon. And she dragged her kids and mom (for a few episodes at least) along for the ride. In the latest episode, we saw the forever lazy Jihoon introducing Deavan to their new neighborhood. The one that she pre-paid a months rent to live in. Let’s just say, it wasn’t what she was hoping for. But Deavan is living in another country and jobless, so what’s she gonna do.
Alcohol is no friend to Leah McSweeney. The Real Housewives of New York newbie chose to be sober for many years before deciding to start drinking again during filming. Her descents into alcohol-induced madness gave viewers golden reality TV moments. There was the attack on Ramona Singer’s tiki torches, the attack on Sonja Morgan’s heritage, the shredding of some decorative curtains at a quaint dinner in Rhode Island, and the throwing of some classy ravioli at a classless Ramona.
The self-destructive behavior has entertained us viewers, but certainly caused strife for Leah as she is alienating the other ladies with her unpredictable outbursts. Leah is also at odds with her mother, who does not approve of her decision to resume drinking. Besides that, it just looks plain exhausting to be that charged up on emotions and histrionics.
It’s been years since Heather Dubrow has graced our screens on Real Housewives of Orange County. Truth be told, I didn’t love her on the show, but now I really miss her. I miss how she stayed on the outskirts of most of the drama but always managed to be a part of it anyway. I miss her blatant self-absorption over the building of her mega-mansion. Hell, I even miss her telling Shannon Beador, “We’re done, please leave.” It wasn’t her best moment, but it was one of her brightest.
While she has made appearances on husband Terry Dubrow’s hit show, Botched, she’s (mostly) quiet. Unbothered if you will. Ok, so there was an assistant scandal thrown in there. Rich people problems, ammirite? And well, they did catch major heat for selling overpriced hand sanitizer during a pandemic. Not cool. But she’s trying to focus on other things, like casting for a new series with Terry. When other former housewives cling to their past glory, Heather stays in her lane.
Dina Manzo was an integral part of making the early seasons of Real Housewives of New Jersey all about family. Along with family members Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita, Dina talked incessantly about the importance of family. Dina and Caroline are not only sisters, but they married brothers as well. The three ladies’ family ties became the essence of the show. That’s why it was so surprising when Dina chose to walk away from the show after Season 2. She also divorced her husband, Tommy Manzo. Soon after, Dina seemingly cut ties with the entire Manzo family.
Still, she seemed to be moving on peacefully until the shocking attack on Dina and her now-husband David Cantin in 2017. It was a horrifying crime that came out of nowhere. They were tied up and beaten. The official story was that it was a random violent robbery. It always seemed like a particularly vicious attack for a simple robbery. Now it seems that the truth behind the attack may be even uglier than it first appeared.
The second half of Real Housewives of New York Season 12 has some major changes in store for fans. RHONY viewers have watched Dorinda Medley attack Tinsley Mortimer all season. Dorinda accused Tinsley of secretly dating Tinsley’s ex, Scott Kluth, and lying to the ladies about it. Dorinda also claimed that Tinsley didn’t share her real life with her co-stars.
Then Tinsley and Dorinda blocked each other on Instagram. Now Dorinda is left without a punching bag because Tinsley announced on the show that she was leaving RHONY to move in with Scott in Chicago. Maybe Dorinda should go take boxing lessons at the gym Leah McSweeney goes to? Just saying.
It’s no revelation that Darcey Silva and her sister Stacey Silva are trying to profit off of their twin lifestyle. They have a clothing line; House of 11. And Darcey shared her dating life on three seasons of the hit reality show 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days. She documented her romantic journeys, first with Netherlands native Jesse Meester, then with Brit Tom Brooks. Stacey appeared on the show often enough to come off as thirsty for camera time as well.
Was Darcey really following love or did she play a role to secure a consecutive season? Judging by the tears, the sobs, and the insecurity, it seems that Darcey’s experience was genuine. Love her or hate her, she is very entertaining to watch. TLC seems to agree because Darcey and twin sister Stacey were given a spinoff on the network. And one of her exes is not too happy about it.
Am I going to miss Kristen Doute on Vanderpump Rules? To a degree, yes. She always delivered on the show without even meaning to. Who else tells their boss to suck a dick and thinks they were wrongfully terminated? Only Kristen. Do I agree with Bravo’s decision to fire her? Absolutely. Do I think what her and Stassi Schroeder did to Faith Stowers was horrible and ignorant? Yes. Will Pump Rules be okay without them? Yes. You can have great reality TV without bigots.
At one point in time, I really enjoyed watching Kristen. She always displays an inability to learn anything from her mistakes. She also never bothers to take a minute to think before she addresses basically anyone in her life. Kristen is, of course, repeating the same patterns on Twitter.