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BravoCon Is Coming to New York This November

We certainly love our Bravo. And the fandom following each and every show is passionate and loyal.

Well, the opportunity of the life time is coming.  Move over, Comicon. BravoCon is about to sweep the nation. And our fans are even more intense!

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave

When Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave first joined Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, there was one question on everyone’s minds: What is an accountability coach? She has explained it several times over with countless self-promotion tactics, but it’s still perplexing to some people.

One of those people is Below Deck star Kate Chastain. Not only is she a Bravolebrity, but she’s also a Bravo fan herself. She has been keeping up with Season 9 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and she has a lot of opinions, as per usual.

Caroline Bedol Quits

There are reality TV moments that are so outrageous and excessive that it unites fans in their disbelief.  Caroline Bedol’s departure from Below Deck last season was one of those moments.  It wasn’t Caroline quitting her Third Stew position that was shocking, but the manner in which she was treated by her superiors before she left.  Chief Stew Kate Chastain and Second Stew Josiah Carter hooked up a speaker outside Caroline’s door to blast “eviction music.”

Crewmate Ross Inia put a stop to it and questioned Kate’s bullying tactics.  Fans of the show agreed.  Even Captain Lee Rosbach had a similar reaction.  A question of ethics also came up.  Should audition screening be more thorough to make sure no one is put into a high-pressure situation that they may not be able to handle?

Caroline Bedol Quits

When Caroline Bedol quit Below Deck, she did so without any advance notice.  Correction, she first gave two days notice. Then, she abruptly decided not to get out of bed the next morning.  Chief Stew Kate Chastain and Second Stew Josiah Carter were left with a full workload, yet again.  But Caroline wasn’t in a hurry to leave the boat.  What happened next was one of the most talked about events all season.

In retrospect, maybe Caroline’s squatting tendencies resulted from not having a home to return to.  She is certainly not in a stable situation now.  Last week, Caroline was publicizing her Paypal account and asking for money.  She must not have gotten the response she needed because Caroline is now “between homes.”

Below Deck Jet Ski Accident

Ahoy, readers!  I must announce all of my nautical dreams and wishes have come true in the form of another series from the very popular Below Deck franchise!  Always a fan of watching any and all antics on the high seas, another form of this show brings me so much joy and makes me downright giddy with excitement.  This time the action on the high seas will happen aboard a luxury sailing charter rather than the charter yachts we have become accustomed to.

We are coming off the most recent season of Below Deck where we witnessed wild (“I’m a boat captain too you know!”) Rhylee Gerber yelling “Got it!” to long-suffering Bosun Ross Inia a minimum of 15 times per episode. And, of course, the amazing working relationship between Queen of the High Seas of Chief Stew-dom Kate Chastain and Josiah Carter.  #bestseasonever

Exclusive Interview: Below Deck Charter Guest Charley Walters Shares Behind-The-Scenes Scoop

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a Below Deck charter guest? What can you request? What is out of the question? How do the cast members really act? Are they professional? Or are the romances and workplace tension very apparent? There are just so many questions that come to mind. Personally, I’m such a fan that I would want to hang out with the crew members just as much as I would want to chill with my own friends. Who am I kidding? I would ditch my closest friends to have dinner with Captain Lee Rosbach.

Charley Walters has the answers to a lot of those questions. He was a charter guest on Below Deck multiple times. During the most recent season, Charley and his friends reminded Second Stew Josiah Carter of the bullying he faced growing up. Ultimately, it all ended well with Josiah rocking a gold speedo at their gold themed event. Nevertheless, the episode did showcase Josiah’s vulnerability, something the viewers did not get to see much of considering Josiah’s near perfection as an employee.

Below Deck - Season 6 Reunion Cast

Last night we officially sent the cast of Below Deck on their final charter and we waved farewell with Tahitian flower crowns in our hair. Don’t I wish! Actually far from sunsets, the entire affair took place in the dark, sordid Watch What Happens Live clubhouse, with the disco’d up cast perched on uncomfortable stools which are clearly the castoffs from one of Lisa Vanderpump‘s collaborations with Nick Alain gone wrong!

First off Andy Cohen clears the suspense by stating that Caroline Bedol and Chandler Brooks won’t be joining them. That statement made it pretty much apparent that the reunion would be boring as everyone else was BFF by the time the season ended. Several of them are still close friends today!

Seriously, though, I had forgotten Caroline and Chandler were even on the show this season was so busy. Other than Rhylee Gerber they were the sole sources of drama in the first half of the season. 

Captain Lee

Captain Lee Rosbach is not one to mince words.  The crew of Below Deck Season 6″ has been exceptional.”  And to mirror that sentiment, Captain Lee’s blog was filled with praise for each crew member.

Adrian Martin really kept himself focused in the galley.  He functioned mostly drama free, but earned camera time with amazing dishes and presentation.