We are already a few weeks into the Below Deck season and are starting to get a read on the new crew. It appears that at least a few of the crew members will be stirring up high seas drama. Chef Kevin Dobson has already raised the ire of chief stew Kate Chastain by calling her out for poor service at the first crew meeting. No good can come of that! Plus, Kevin has already stirred up a full season of drama in just two episodes with his intestinal issues. Pity the poor charter guests who are now watching the show knowing that he prepared their food!
Crabby third stew Courtney Skippon whines more than any crew member I have ever seen. What’s so bad about being on a yacht making great money in beautiful Thailand? It’s not like you are serving time in a Russian prison, Courtney! You have to wonder what it would be like to be Captain Lee Rosbach and have to deal with some of these characters. What would happen if he could pick his own dream crew for Below Deck?
Albert Einstein once said Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I can think of at least one person who should not only learn the quote, but should follow it as well.
Real Housewives of New York City Tinsley Mortimer has decided to rekindle her relationship with ex Scott Kluth. Again. For what seems to be the hundredth time.
It’s hard to believe, but it was just a little over a year ago that Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel lost her on-and-off boyfriend Dennis Shields to a possible overdose. Dennis had even recently proposed to Bethenny, and bought her daughter Bryn Hoppy a ring as well.
Bethenny was a trooper, and somehow managed to film a season of RHONY shortly thereafter. Some of the cast consoled her, namely Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan. But there were also two little fur babies that Bethenny had gotten with Dennis that also provided her comfort. And according to Bethenny, they are still keeping the memory of Dennis alive and well.
Real Housewives of New York’s Bethenny Frankel shocked us all when she decided to bail on the show. For Bethenny, the timing was right. According to Ramona Singer, Bethenny’s co-stars found out this juicy information through the press. Ouch!
So, who would Bravo pick to step into Bethenny’s fashionable shoes? We learned that Leah McSweeney apparently signed on for Season 12 of RHONY. Since Bravo doesn’t comment on casting, this hasn’t been confirmed. We also don’t know if Leah will be a full-time Housewife or Friend of the Housewives.
Isn’t it great to have Below Deck back? How beautiful is the exotic Thailand setting? I think this might be the most stunning place Below Deck has been yet. Back for more charter merriment on the high seas are Captain Lee Rosbach, prickly chief stew Kate Chastain and last year’s favorite deckhand, now promoted to bosun, Ashton Piennar.
The yacht drama has already started with a nauseatingly sick on the first charter chef Kevin Dobson. Handful deckhand Abbi Murphy and complaining third stew Courtney Skippon are sure to make for an eventful season. Such crew members make you wonder, what would Kate do if she could actually pick her own crew? Maybe from some other Bravo franchises?
Back in August, Real Housewives of New York’s Bethenny Frankel shocked us all when she announced that she was leaving the show ahead of Season 12. Why Bethenny? Why?
She is in a happy relationship with Paul Bernon, who is very private and probably doesn’t want to add appearing on a reality show to his resume. There is some hope for the future, since Bethenny left the show before and then later triumphantly returned.
While LeeAnne Locken has had some up and down relationships with her Real Housewives of Dallas costars. However, it seems like things are going a lot better with Real Housewives from different TV shows. Specifically, Erika Jayne. No word on how she feels about Erika Girardi. Lame joke, I’ve moved on.
Recently, LeeAnne dished on how Erika reached out to her during a tough time when none of her RHOD costars did. She also talked about Sonja Morgan and Tinsley Mortimer’s fight during Pride Weekend in New York this past summer. LeeAnne even theorized about why she would not be accepted by the Real Housewives of Atlanta cast.
Do we really expect anyone on a Bravo show to get along? No sir! Real Housewives of New York might be down one protagonist, but that doesn’t mean everyone will magically stop arguing. Gone are the days where viewers expect to see lavish homes and luxurious vacations, not spoiled by errant fighting and drunken spats. Fortunately Dorinda Medley and Tinsley Mortimer have already been spotted having words at an anti-bullying event. Now new cast member Leah McSweeney is supposedly cutting her teeth in the East Coast Fight Club.
Luann de Lesseps recently headlined a benefit called STOMP Out Bullying, so naturally a shouting match occurred. We already know Dorinda and Tinsley had a blowout during the soirée, regardless of the inappropriate environment. Now with reports saying Leah was involved in the melee as well, Luann admits she has also had a run in with the new kid on the block.