As loyal as I am (and have always been) to Real Housewives of New Jersey, I cannot help wondering where the show goes from here. Season 6 (with those twins and Amber Marchese) was the worst ever. Then they took a break in filming Season 7 since there’s no way they could have done a season of this show while Teresa Giudicewas in prison. Teresa and her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga made up after years of feuding during that season and turned their one-liners against Jacqueline Laurita. Other than that, the season was just OK. I was expecting so much more after waiting forever and a half for it, but I obviously watched every single episode (many times over).
Jacqueline was out for Season 8 and we watched Siggy Flickerand Margaret Josephs go at it for most of the season. Conversely, Teresa experienced her first season where she was on good terms with every cast member- including her former enemy Danielle Staub. With Siggy off the show, we are only left with some second-rate tension between Dolores Catania and “Friends of the Housewives” Danielle to sustain us. Is this the beginning of the end?
There is only one Bethenny Frankel in the Real Housewives franchise. Even though almost every Real Housewife does the most to monitize her status as a reality TV star, more often than not, these business ventures are actually pretty cheesy. Some women endorse hair growth vitamins while they’re obviously wearing extensions, others have no shame pushing laxative teas, others are proud to rock blinged out running sneakers. These ladies are hustlers, that’s for sure.
In Dolores Catania’s case, describing her next business move as “cheesy” is actually appropriate and not-at-all insulting. This is because the Real Housewives of New Jersey star actually has her very own line of cheese for the Real Housewives fans (and whoever else) to enjoy.
There is just so much reality TV action to keep up with, from the shows themselves, to the latest headlines in between seasons, and then there are all of the social media posts. No need to worry about keeping up with the Instagram posts though. This week’s Instagram Roundup has you covered with all of the best, weirdest, and most interesting reality TV star photos from the week.
Margaret’s mother Marge Sr. is a total gem and a half. She really deserves more screen time, or maybe they can just have the mother/daughter duo as full-time cast members. Aside from her adorable scenes with her mom, Margaret had some good moments with Siggy’s BFF Dolores Catania, and the queen of the show Teresa Giudice.
Every time I see photos of Real Housewives from different cities hanging out, I want to know what happened before and after those pics were taken. Are these people actually friends or are these just photo opportunities that guarantee a lot of likes on Instagram?
Let’s hope that Luann de Lessepsdidn’t log into Instagram after she checked out of rehab earlier this week. She might feel a little bit slighted by her Real Housewives of New York costars. They did some sort of jail-themed workout class, complete with mock mugshots. Shade much? Or is it a merely a coincidence? I’m going to assume that it’s the former and just hope that this ends up contributing to a story line next season.
Aside from those glorious faux mugshots, there were some other great reality star photos for this week’s Instagram roundup.
Now Danielle and Teresa are on good terms, but the same cannot be said about Danielle andCaroline Manzo, Dolores Catania, and Siggy Flicker– which is surprising to just about no one. Speaking of Danielle’s beefs, she recently revealed that she has issues with Atlanta Housewife NeNe Leakes.