During BravoCon, Andy Cohen had the Bravolebrities attempt to settle their feuds with people from different shows. Ramona Singer had beef with Vicki Gunvalson, Dolores Catania, and Gizelle Bryant (who Ramona kicked out of a photo). Of course, Ramona didn’t actually resolve anything with any of those people.
And they’re far from the only reality TV stars who have been offended by the Real Housewives of New York OG. Margaret Josephs is not a fan of Ramona’s either. And, well, quite honestly, the list of Ramona’s enemies goes on and on. And on.
I just want to say out of the gate, I do not appreciate being put in this position. I didn’t wake up this morning expecting to… defend Lisa Rinna. But here I am, thanks to fired Real Housewives of Orange County star, Vicki Gunvalson. WHY VICKI, WHY? Because Vicki still cannot fathom the concept that she was released from her duties. RHOC was her entire identity and she is having a rough time moving on from the show that gave her the boot.
Bravo terminating Vick was a gut punch because she thought she was irreplaceable and she can’t fully comprehend she wasn’t needed. But between her cancer scamming and her screeching, fans were ready for her to be gone with the wind fabulous. Unfortunately, nothing about Vicki’s departure has been fabulous because she won’t go away. She made sure to bash the remaining members of the RHOC cast, but that was literally everyone this past season. Now Vick has moved on to bashing Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Spoiler alert, they don’t care.
There has been a ton of drama this season on Real Housewives of Potomac. The one moment that defined the season was the physical altercation between Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard. Bravo cameras rolled during the incident. It was horrible, violent, and difficult to watch.
Candiace filed a case against Monique for second degree assault. After, Monique filed one against Candiace for the same. Luckily, a judge dismissed both cases.
Welcome to The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City! Over a year since it was first announced at BravoCon, the newest Housewives franchise is finally here, and let me tell you, dear readers. The wait was worth it. In the famous words of the Mormon prophet Brigham Young, who settled the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, “This is the place.”
I feel confident in saying the premiere episode was pretty well near perfect. (Which makes sense because, as one of the ‘Wives says of life in Salt Lake City, “Perfection is attainable!”) The last time we were graced with a first episode this good was back when Real Housewives of Potomac premiered in 2016. (Though the hype surrounding RHOP was comparatively much smaller at the time. Bravo even leaned into a full slate of ads asking “Where is Potomac?” ahead of the premiere. And it took seasons of under-the-radar perfection for the show to finally be respected today as the top-tier Housewives franchise it is.)
Who is ready to welcome new friends to the Bravo Universe? Full disclosure, I am very excited about Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. We haven’t had a new franchise in years and sometimes the same old faces bring the same old drama. How many seasons can we really tolerate Lisa Rinna telling us to “own it”?
Thankfully, Bravo is showing mercy on our tainted souls by introducing Salt Lake City (and diversity) to viewers. When you think of extravagant lifestyles and wealthy histrionics, Utah might not be the first state that comes to mind. However, by all accounts these ladies
are nuts have strong personalities and some very interesting background stories. Now the RHOSLC taglines have been released, giving fans a little insight into these strong personalities. I know Utah has a lot of mountains, but I didn’t know it was so shady.
Bravo is trying really hard to make Kate Chastain a thing in her post-Below Deck life. First, Andy Cohen gave Kate a short-lived radio show. Now, she’s hosting a talk show with Porsha Williams, Gizelle Bryant, and Hannah Berner. She also appears on special editions of Below Deck Med episodes, which are just the previous week’s episode with additional commentary from Kate.
However, she’s actually interested in joining another Bravo TV show.
Tragedy struck Jeana Keough‘s family earlier this month when her ex-husband Matt Keough passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 64.
Now, two weeks after his devastating passing, the Real Housewives of Orange County alum is finally speaking out about the reason behind her ex’s death and how it has affected her family.
Bethenny Frankel has long been a staple on Real Housewives of New York. Hell, on Bravo as a whole. She has long been the face of housewives, arguably being the most successful housewife outside of the show. She’s absolutely built an empire off her housewives fame and that part is indisputable. But since she made another exit from RHONY, this first season without her has been polarizing to viewers. While some think the show lacks luster without her, others are excited to see the new dynamic. A lot of that dynamic is thanks to new housewife Leah McSweeney. Love her or hate her, she really has brought the show some new life and it looks like we are going to see more of that in the next episode. Vibrator in the chicken, anyone?
But back to Bethenny. She’s seemingly pretty busy with her own projects post-RHONY. Bethenny’s foundation has done a ton of admirable coronavirus relief work. She has also announced that she’s coming out with her own show on HBO Max. Despite all that, there are rumblings that Bethenny might be missing the show a little more than the show is missing her. It certainly seems like it given her comments about the show. We recently reported how she said housewives wasn’t “inspiring content right now.” Ouch.