Heather Thomson’s random inclusion in the Real Housewives of New York cast getaway to Ramona Singer’s Hamptons house seemingly served the sole purpose of whipping Leah McSweeney up into a frenzy. I’d venture a guess that producers were hoping the fallout from Heather’s podcast would cause more of a reaction from Luann de Lesseps or Sonja Morgan. But the Breakfast at Tiffany’s dinner was rather tame by RHONY standards. Ramona and Leah had a heated argument about proper decorum at the table, but that’s standard.
No, the big payoff for shoving Heather into this mess was her fight with Leah in the van. They were going tit-for-tat the whole time, but it all came to a head when Eboni K. Williams told Leah about a conversation she had with Heather. A little bit of misinformation, and the stress Leah was feeling about her grandmother led to an altercation on the way to Pageant night. And ironically, the whole thing could have been avoided had Eboni not thrown in the word “irresponsible.”
Real Housewives of New York has turned into another Real Housewives of Messy Town and it’s becoming all too common lately. Allow me to be completely transparent and say I have no dog in this fight. Both of the people involved usually run their mouths incessantly and saying anything even remotely worthwhile is a rare occurrence. Heather Thompson came back for a few brief appearances on RHONY and to say Leah McSweeney was locked and loaded would be pretty accurate.
Leah was already mad, but the anger is being blamed on her grandmother’s poor health. Before Heather showed up, Leah started lighting matches by pouring over the internet in search of articles containing Heather’s smack-talking. After dinner table dramatics, communications broke down because Leah likes to impress people with her wokeness but Heather clearly knows the Black experience because she has photos with Puff Daddy. So deciding who is more to blame for acting like an idiot is difficult for viewers. According to Heather, if Leah had just stayed home with her ill grandma, all of the drama could have been avoided.
Real Housewives of Orange County fans knew that a cast shake-up was coming, and Bravo did not disappoint. On June 15, 2021, viewers found out that Kelly Dodd was fired. And Elizabeth Lyn Vargas was one and done. Get ready to toast with some champs, because RHOC alum Heather Dubrow is returning for Season 16. I love me some Heather, so I am here for it!
Braunwyn Windham-Burke was also let go, even though she recently expressed her desire to appear on another season of the show. “I’m incredibly sad to not be able to come back to The Real Housewives of Orange County next year,” Braunwyn said. “It feels revolutionary to say, but I was able to get sober and stay sober on reality TV. And I came out, becoming the first gay Housewife in the franchise’s history,” she stated.
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A new documentary outlining the embezzlement charges Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne could be facing is juicier than the previous few seasons of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Dubbed The Housewife and the Hustler, the ABC doc dug into all of the fraud allegations surrounding Tom’s longtime (and now disgraced) legal practice where he allegedly misappropriated settlement funds due to his clients for years. We heard horrific first accounts from the victims of the crime who are suffering. And fans even saw Tom’s deposition, where he admits to losing $50-$80 million in cash.
While Erika says she’s a scapegoat in all of this, the feds aren’t letting her off the hook that easy. The documentary brought new questions surrounding her shady divorce, which definitely makes it look like a ploy to protect her assets. Like, Tom gave her company a $20 million loan that he earned off the trauma of his clients ALLEGEDLY so she could prance around in high-end fashion while bragging about her multiple jets. The entire thing is totally nauseating and makes us wonder if Erika will have her own stint at camp a la Teresa Giudice.
The Bravo gods have answered our (my) prayers — Heather Dubrow is returning to the Real Housewives of Orange County. The news of Fancy Pant’s long-awaited return comes along with some arguably even better news — Kelly Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke are OUT for good. No more Kelly Fraud’s nasty comments and total ignorance. Or Braunwyn’s over-the-top narcissism. Both ladies were eyeing for a return, but the fans have spoken. And Boringwin really uprooted her entire life as she knew it for a TV show that doesn’t want her back. What a shame. Oh, and Elizabeth Lyn Vargas is out after one season, but we hardly got to know her anyway.
The Fancy Pants news is just too much to bear. We’ll finally see the completed Dubrow family mansion. Terry Dubrow, despite duping fans about Heather’s return, will be back on our screens to provide plastic surgery advice and corny dad jokes. And this could lead to a potential Tamra Judge return, but no news has been announced yet. CHAMPS FOR EVERYONE, except maybe Shannon Beador.
Real Housewives of Miami was an awesome show and it’s forever bewildering as to why it was cut loose. Andy Cohen said, it was cancelled largely in part to the death of a cast member’s mother, which might sound good in theory but doesn’t really hold water. Thankfully, the rumors of an RHOM comeback turned out to be true and a brand new season of the show is currently in production and will air on the Peacock network.
Veteran viewers are tossing names around of a possible line-up and confidence is high some of the original players will return. Exactly who is coming back and who is coming on board is still kind of a mystery, though it appears we have one confirmation. Recently kicked out of the Kardashian friendship circle, Larsa Pippen has been spotted with cameras she doesn’t pay for following her around. Now it looks like Kim K.’s loss is our gain because we have our first official RHOM lady. Thanks Kim, you really shouldn’t have.
The ladies of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are bringing it this season. And it’s a refreshing change from the past few seasons filled with gang-ups, deflections and a whole lot of NOT owning it. We know that Erika
Vain Jayne’s fishy divorce and ongoing legal issues with Tom Girardi will be addressed shortly, and she’s choosing her words carefully since the feds are tuning into Bravo now. Sutton Stracke is putting her new diamond to work with her constant crying and ugly feud with newbie Crystal Kung Minkoff. Garcelle Beauvais is not over Lisa Rinna’s behavior last season toward her so-called friend Denise Richards. And it’s pretty hilarious to watch Rinna continue to try to brush it off, while Garcelle refuses to let up. And don’t even get me started on the joy that is Kathy Hilton, the true savior of RHOBH.
It appears as though the RHOBH cast is paying attention to what fans have been saying about the past few seasons. Rinna is doing overtime to try to appear like a good friend. The girls are learning to throw shade in every direction, rather than ganging up on one person. Well, unless that person is Lisa Vanderpump.
These ladies, particularly LVP’s old buddies Dorit Kemsley and Kyle Richards, will never let up on shading the Brit for their volatile past. And while a Kyle and LVP reconciliation would happen when pigs fly (or when Erika is actually HONEST about ANYTHING in her life), the two can’t help but have a little fun by being shady to one another in the press. To me, it honestly seems like they miss each other because they both love to bring the other up any chance they get. It’s almost kind of endearing, in some sick and twisted way.
The Real Housewives of New York have had quite an intense (and dare I say, dragged out) trip to the Hamptons. Ramona Singer was forced to face her bad behavior head-on when Eboni K. Williams called her out for using the term “the help” to describe her staff. Sonja Morgan had a meltdown or two about her love life, J.P. Morgan, and everything in between. But thankfully, Eboni is by her side to help her regain her confidence. Leah McSweeney, aside from dealing with some serious family issues back in the Big Apple, has been feuding heavily with Holla Heather Thomson. And Luann de Lesseps has shown her white fragility, calling Eboni “angry” for merely saying she has more formal education than her co-stars. And in between all of that, we had nude models, themed parties and a whole lot of meaningless bickering.
During Eboni’s first season as the first Black RHONY housewife, she’s been central to the plot. And forcing the group of upper-class white women to actually talk about racism and internal bias. Last week’s episode was another lesson in microaggressions, ending with the Countess apologizing to Eboni for her words (and her ego asking for an apology in return.) Truthfully, it made me understand why Eboni needed a social media break so badly. The only one who understood their need to sit down, shut up and listen was Miss Morgan, my queen.