There’s truly nothing better in my book than a Bravo crossover. It’s why I’m jumping in my seat for Bravo to air Winter House (I will never get used to Summer House Winter Charm) and the Real Housewives All-Stars special. Even singular episodes, like when Real Housewives of New York alum Bethenny Frankel made a guest appearance on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. B and Kyle Richards go wayyyy back and it was everything to see them together on-screen. B shaded Erika Jayne. She kept her cold sense of humor around a bunch of glam valley girls. And, of course, there were SkinnyGirl margs. Sounds to me like Christmas morning.
Like I said, Kyle and Bethenny have history. They met in the 90s in LA and B even served as an assistant to the one, the only Kathy Hilton. The throwback pics are EVERYTHING and worth a deep-dive to see these two ladies starting out their adult lives, big hair and all. However, they both take (or in B’s case, took) their time on Real Housewives very differently. Kyle would have to leave RHOBH kicking and screaming, while B never wants to return. Kyle is putting on a front of close friendship among her co-stars while Bethenny isn’t afraid to lash out and burn bridges. Maybe that’s why their friendship lasted so long — because they both live on different coasts of the U.S. and don’t see each other that often. Let alone, they’ve never appeared full-time on the same show.
The current season of the Real Housewives of New York is truly unlike any other. The smaller gang of five women take on the coronavirus pandemic (namely, Ramona Singer’s maskless antics) and a racial reckoning across the country that truly impacted NYC in a significant way. The show FINALLY added its first Black cast member Eboni K. Williams, a friend of Leah McSweeney and a totally badass career woman.
It’s clear as Bravo has started to diversify Real Housewives casts from many cities that the burden is being put on the woman of color who are responsible for educating and correcting the behavior of upper-class white women of privilege. Just look at Tiffany Moon’s first season on the Real Housewives of Dallas or Crystal Kung Minkoff’s first few episodes on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. And honestly, it’s not their job to be the moral compass of the group. Just show me their massive houses and fabulous lifestyles, and let the ladies who can’t get with the program read a book to deal with their own issues.
Last week’s RHONY episode was especially hard to watch. Luann de Lesseps called Eboni “angry” and kicked her out of her house for correctly saying she has more education than her fellow co-stars. The Countess needs a chill pill. I’d understand the outrage if Eboni was trying to be the queen of cabaret or a spokesmodel for Jovani, but that’s not the case.
It’s safe to say that nearly every Bravo fan is eagerly awaiting the premiere of the Real Housewives All-Stars series. The first rendition of the spin-off will follow seven women, and one surprise guest, from different cities on a tropical vacation that’s bound to be chock-full of tequila, drama and antics. The first cast includes Kyle Richards, the solo rep of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Real Housewives of New Jersey sista-in-laws Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice were there too, macrame and all. Of course, we had Real Housewives of New York OGs Luann de Lesseps and Ramona Singer. And Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey joined the party.
The cast for the first season of the spinoff has been controversial to say the least. Kandi Burruss of RHOA has let her dream cast picks be known. And OGs from the Real Housewives of Orange County Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson begged to get in on the action. Despite the mixed feelings, the show’s down to be good. I mean, you have the Ramonacoaster and Twirl on the same vacay. Some messiness is bound to go down.
It looks like All-Stars might turn into the Main Event. What did you expect when the biggest
fame whores personalities on Bravo all get together under the same luxurious roof? It appears everything is going according to the network’s dastardly plan. Dropping seven ladies in the middle of paradise with clear sparkling waters, an abundance of alcohol, and the lingering scent of dry shampoo can only lead to one thing…
DING, DING, DING! Cats and kittens, in this corner we have Real Housewives of New York OG, Ramona “The Apologizer” Singer coming in at a petite 5’5″. She is allegedly battling none other than Real Housewives of Atlanta diva, Kenya “White Refrigerator” Moore with her impressive 5’10” frame. If you believe the rumors coming out of Turks & Caicos, our beloved Ramona may or may not have kicked some sand in the wrong faces. Call your Vegas guy because it’s the legend versus the icon and sparks are sure to fly in the first Real Housewives crossover event, the War of Cockburn Town.
The Real Housewives All Stars show is the worst kept secret at this point. We all know that Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Cynthia Bailey, Kyle Richards, Kenya Moore, Luann de Lesseps, and Ramona Singer are a part of the cast.
There are no Housewives from Orange County, Dallas, or the two shows that are currently filming: Salt Lake City and Potomac in the cast. Then, rumors swirled that there was an additional Real Housewife that was set to join the cast mid-filming to add some drama, in a Jill Zarin crashing Ramona’s trip sort of way. Not long after, Jill herself shared that she was packing for a trip, most likely diminishing any chance at the comeback she’s been begging for. After that, Tamra Judge was rumored to join the group. And now, Tamra is addressing the speculation, of course.