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Lisa Rinna Denies Complaining To Andy Cohen About Her Daughters Not Appearing On Watch What Happens Live Kids’ Special; Says They “Were Asked”

I love a good mystery and when all else fails, this one will do. Recently Andy Cohen announced a Watch What Happens Live special featuring the children of Bravolebrities. “Children” meaning 18 years old and over… No minors will be a part of this program, but that doesn’t stop parents from subjecting their youngsters to scorn and humiliation over the course of 13 episodes. The line up includes various spawn representing most of the Real Housewives franchises.

Not every adult kid could participate. Some are in college, some have families in far away places, and some weren’t asked to join in on the fun. Rumors began swirling that two pissed off Housewives called Daddy with a bone to pick because their child wasn’t tapped. The Bravo detective squad, arguably more lethal than the CIA, began sleuthing in attempts to figure out which indignant women complained. According to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Lisa Rinna, we can eliminate her from the list. But we all know Lisa has memory problems, so she might not even remember making the call…

Jen Shah Heather Gay Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City

Jen Shah from the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City has a reputation for being pretty vicious (and tone-deaf). She called Mary Cosby a “grandpa f–ker” and says Mary thinks she’s white. She’s fat-shamed Heather Gay and accused her of being “racist AF.” She’s gone after Meredith Marks’ marriage and has a burning rage for Whitney Rose. She’s even got beef with Meredith’s son Brooks Marks. The only ally she seems to have is Lisa Barlow, apparently because she’s the only one that’s not a “fake ass white girl” aka makes excuses for Jen. 

Things took a turn for Jen recently when she was arrested for her alleged involvement in a telemarketing scheme. She and her assistant Stu Chains (Stuart Smith) are facing federal fraud and money laundering charges that carry a maximum of 30-years in prison if found guilty. In true fashion, she’s denying it all, even pleading not guilty in court. Oh, and disparaging her castmates at every turn along the way. 

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You can’t get blood from a stone, but you can surely squeeze Bravo stunts for all they are worth. First we hear a Real Housewives All Stars project is in the works and now we have… Children of the Bravolebrities. If you aren’t staying awake at night wondering what haute couture Brooks Marks will release next, then who are you? Bravo has never ventured into these waters before, but it’s not a half bad idea. Why not hear from the people who never signed up to be on television?

While most of Bravo’s content stems from adults, often times the kids are the most level-headed. I’m looking at you, Gia Giudice. Some start out as toddlers and literally grow up before our eyes, venturing out into the real world and starting families of their own. They also have their fair share of challenges from cameras following them throughout their awkward years. Now Andy Cohen is giving fans the opportunity to catch up with some of the Bravo spawn and he has announced the line up. Spoiler alert, Milania Giudice got the shaft, but perhaps, that’s because she’s not 18 yet.

Jen Shah Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City

Jen Shah has been a total anomaly since her first scene on the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. Her husband, Coach Shah, was MIA all the time, and she seemed to fill the void with several assistants called the “Shah Squad.” She bragged about her fancy house, wore full glam every day and was never filmed working and making money, just spending it. Jen’s first season was filled with blowups. She accused Mary Cosby of “effing her grandpa” because she told Jen she smelled like hospital. She blew up on anyone and everyone.

And on Tuesday, the story took an even crazier turn when Jen and her assistant Stuart Smith were accused of being involved in a long-running telemarketing scheme. The two are facing federal charges for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering after conning “hundreds” of victims in a decade-long scam, according to the NYPD. Hey, at least now we have a concrete answer as to how she got so rich. 

Jen Shah Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City

Jen Shah can run, (and she tried to, bless her heart) but she can’t hide now that she’s been busted. This is how you get the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City second season started. As you know, Jen is going out in a blaze of leopard print glory now that her ALLEGED criminal activities have come to light. To be fair, most of the viewing audience clocked Jen’s sketchy financial situation when pretty much no one believed someone could have that much designer clothing on a college football coach’s salary.

While the supposed scamming jobs Jen and her assistant have ALLEGEDLY run on people since 2012 blew up in her face, we might have some new insight on Jen’s somewhat high-strung attitude. Nothing can make a girl pop off like the looming discovery of a telemarketing scheme that defrauded hundreds of people. Honey, if you are doing shady business deals, reality television is not the platform for you. Now Jen is about to face the music. Yesterday Jen was to virtually participate in her arraignment, but an overloaded conference call line caused the hearing to be postponed. We see you, Andy Cohen Bravo fans!

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Meredith Marks Brooks Marks

While it is April Fools Day, it’s no joke that Real Housewives of Salt Lake City self-described MVP Jen Shah was arrested this week. She and her assistant Stuart Smith are facing federal money laundering and fraud charges. The two were allegedly involved in a decade’s-long scheme that prayed on “hundreds” of victims, many of them elderly. And the maximum sentence for a fraud conspiracy charge is 30 years, so it’s definitely not all (rented) chalets and champagne for Jen anymore.

All of this went down as RHOSLC is filming its second season. Rumor has it Jen was tipped off about the arrest while filming and left abruptly. The cast was apparently going on a trip to Colorado, but Jen was recently told she can’t leave Utah without permission. She appeared in court on Tuesday after she was arrested, and Bravo cameras might have caught the whole thing on tape. While the whole situation is no laughing matter, this storyline will no doubt make a crazy plotline in Season 2.

Jackie Goldschneider Real Housewives Of New Jersey RHONJ

The feud between Teresa Giudice and Jackie Goldschneider on this season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey has gone on far too long. Tre started it all when she spread a rumor that Evan Goldschneider cheats on his wife at the gym. Jackie, for some reason, tried using LOGIC on Teresa and made the worst analogy ever that involved a rumor that Gia Giudice snorts cocaine at parties. As expected, Teresa exploded because family is #thickasthieves around here.

Since the first episode, this fight has been brought up time and time again this season. Jackie skipped the first cast trip because of the feud and hosted a second birthday party for Evan since Teresa “ruined” the first one with the rumors. And even though they haven’t filmed together since the blowup, the two have spent the majority of their screentime bashing one another.  And, of course, the fight has made its way to social media.

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City reunion Meredith Marks, Whitney Rose, Heather Gay, Andy Cohen, Jen Shah, Mary Cosby, Lisa Barlow

It’s reunion time for the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City! And considering this will be the first three-part reunion for a debut season in Housewives history, it’s sure to be historic. The elaborate, winter wonderland-themed set certainly fits that bill. It’s gorgeous. With Andy Cohen as their trusty guide, it feels like the ladies were dropped into a fairytale Utah ski village in the middle of New York City. Which brings up a small point in production. At one point in an Instagram Live, Andy revealed he had his ticket to SLC booked for the reunion…but they filmed it in New York. I assume that changed because of COVID. But I can’t help but wonder how it was easier to fly all six ‘Wives and some of their husbands to NYC…

Speaking of the ‘Wives, let’s talk reunion fashion! Apparently the ladies’ silver, red and gold color scheme was chosen as a nod to Utah’s long mining history. But as a Utah native, I certainly didn’t catch the reference. It’s mostly just looked like an oddly-chosen color palette. Of all the dresses, Lisa Barlow‘s liquid copper look is my far-and-away favorite. It’s minimalist, which is her style, and not overdone like some of her co-stars. Whitney Rose is stunning in her ruby red gown, though it leans a bit holiday decor for my personal taste. In fact, it’s the perfect complement to Teresa Giudice‘s iconic green “Christmas pageant dress” at the RHONJ Season 4 reunion so many years ago.