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…
Sutton Stracke was a polarizing figure last season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She was only a Friend of the Housewives for Season 10, but she still managed to stir up plenty of drama. Sutton is wealthy and informed everyone that she only wears couture. Sutton was appalled that Kyle Richards didn’t have place cards at her dinner party. During a game of first impressions, Sutton told pregnant RHOBH co-star Teddi Mellencamp that she thought she would be “boring.”
Sutton’s antics even caused Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jackie Goldschneider to call her “a little too uppity.” Sutton insisted that she was “not a mean girl.” She also said, “Can I be a little snobby? Yes. But is that my whole personality? No.”
Jen Shah showed her true colors throughout the first season of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. We know she’s prone to temper tantrums, insulting her so-called friends and refusing to take responsibility for her actions.
Fans have been undoubtedly excited for the upcoming Season 2 of RHOSLC after an explosive debut. However, the anticipation reached an entirely new level when Jen was arrested for her alleged involvement in a long-running telemarketing scheme. She and her No. 1 assistant Stuart Smith are facing federal money laundering and fraud charges, which hold a maximum 30-year sentence in prison. Jen’s managed to have all of the marital problems, legal issues and explosive outbursts that it’s taken Teresa Giudice 11 seasons to master.
The long and drawn out saga of Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi continues. Tom has pretty much lost everything. His wife, his career, and his reputation is already 6 feet under. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star hasn’t skipped a beat though. Erika filed for divorce from Tom under the guise he was a cheater cheater pumpkin eater, but that may or may not be accurate given the circumstances.
‘Ol Tom and Erika have some explaining to do. Tom’s camp is trying to avoid explaining by diagnosing him with Alzheimer’s Disease, which is currently being challenged. Erika has remained unbothered as usual, filming RHOBH and playing the victim of a man who did her wrong. But not so fast, darling! We might have our first tangible kink in the system, and I’m not talking about Erika’s fondness for latex. It looks like some signatures have popped up. This could implicate Erika. The Pretty Mess is about to get a whole lot messier, you guys.
Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah was indicted on fraud and money laundering charges for her alleged involvement in a long-running telemarketing scheme. The story just keeps getting crazier. Jen spent the weekend posting on her Instagram like nothing is wrong. Jen took a page from Erika Jayne’s book. She even got her hair done prior to a court hearing. She pleaded not guilty. Well, innocent people don’t typically run when they get a tip that they’re going to be arrested. But, that’s for the jury to decide.
And despite the charges, Jen has continued to go on a rampage against her fellow castmates. And if you thought fat-shaming Heather Gay and screaming at everyone in her vicinity was a lot, she’s really not holding back now. To be fair, she has nothing to lose, and probably needs the publicity from the show to fund her hearty lawyer fees. And her knee-high leopard boots for the courtroom.
It seems like at least one person on every reality TV show ends up facing tax issues at one point. On Real Housewives of Potomac, we’ve (sort of) seen Karen Huger and Ray Huger owe “millions” in back taxes and Robyn Dixon make a $90,000 mistake on her reports to the IRS. Nene Leakes, Porsha Williams and others from the Real Housewives of Atlanta have had tax issues of their own. And in Beverly Hills, Dorit Kemsley and Lisa Vanderpump, despite their separate successes, have both been caught up with tax issues of their own.
It’s no doubt that the financial issues surrounding reality stars are more high profile no matter the situation. Hey, filing taxes isn’t easy for an everyday person, let alone someone on Bravo with several businesses, assets and expenditures to keep track of. And while there are honest mistakes, it is fascinating to read that those we think of the rich and famous might be facing financial woes off-screen, even if their on-camera appearances show otherwise.
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.