Normally, we love to keep things light and make sure our readers are entertained. We know that many people love to escape by reading our website and that’s something we understand. We also know that other times, our readers look to our site for that intersection of reality TV and other important news. Recently, our site has covered different aspects of the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to the global health crisis, there are issues in this country that cannot be ignored. Recently, reality TV stars have been using their platforms to demand justice for George Floyd, a man who was killed on May 25 when a policer officer named Derek Chauvin shoved his knee into his neck. George told him, “Please, the knee in my neck, I can’t breathe.” According to CNN, witness Donald Williams told the policeman, “Officer, he’s not resisting arrest, you have your knee on him and you have handcuffs on him, he’s detained at this moment.'”
Over the weekend, some of your favorite reality TV stars attended protests. Others encouraged people to take action and speak up.
You can now own a piece of Real Housewives history! Former Real Housewives of Miami star Ana Quincoces has called on housewives from all cities to donate some of their most iconic reunion dresses to be auctioned off for coronavirus relief efforts.
Housewives from all over the country answered Ana’s call and donated some amazing reunion dresses. This is such a fun and creative way to give back to our frontline workers. If you’re a Housewives superfan, you don’t want to miss this auction. Ana has collected over 30 pieces from not only the Housewives, but also Andy Cohen himself!
Are you excited for the new season of Real Housewives of Potomac? The ladies have some drama coming in the form of public wig-dragging, ALLEGEDLY, combined with their volatile existing dynamic. Ahead of the premier, some interesting and not entirely unexpected turmoil is ramping up for Ashley Darby. Ashley is the wife of Michael Darby and new mom to a baby boy. Though she navigated some questionable behavior from her husband in the past, it looks like she’s about to go through it again. Shocker.
Michael has had some previous controversial situations. In 2018 he was accused of sexual assault, following groping accusations by a Bravo cameraman. Ultimately those charges were dropped but Michael’s image didn’t exactly recover. Rumors of past infidelities have haunted him, especially since the nature of his supposed dalliances may or may not have been with another man. Well look out because some new info has popped up and it isn’t particularly flattering. While Ashley has gotten an overwhelming amount of practice defending Michael’s antics in the past, this time we have…video.
Every year, Real Housewives of Potomac star Gizelle Bryant’s tagline has something to do with “the word on the street.” Well, the “word on the street” was that Gizelle’s
cheating ex-husband/current boyfriend Pastor Jamal Bryant fathered a child with a member of his congregation.
During the Season 4 reunion, Gizelle revealed that she was back with the father of her three children, giving us all Robyn Dixon and Juan Dixon-esque hopes. So, is the word on the street actually accurate. Let’s see what Jamal has to say.
We can’t cover every news story ourselves. Fortunately, there are a lot of great sources for reality TV news and gossip. Check out these links from some of our favorite sites in the April 21 edition of Tuesday Morning Tea.
Even with the quarantine, plenty of reality TV stars celebrated Easter. Some of them even dressed up to eat dinner in the dining room, which is way more than what I did. Props to them.
Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley wore bunny ears in the Berkshires. Margaret Josephs spent some quality time with her mom, Marge Senior. Terry Dubrow, Heather Dubrow, and their kids all wore matching Easter pajamas. I had no idea that was a thing. But, again, they put a lot more effort into getting dressed than I did yesterday.
Usually, this time of year is consumed by tax-related worries. April 15 is around the corner, after all. However, that deadline has been pushed to July in response to the coronavirus pandemic. There’s no doubt about it, this is a difficult time for all of us. The coronavirus has changed everything. Essential workers are putting themselves at risk on the front lines. Many people have lost their jobs. So many of us are working at home while taking care of relatives and homeschooling kids. Everyone has had to adjust in some way.
At the very least, there are still some small joys to provide escapism, like reality TV for instance. Some of our readers are binge watching old favorites. Others remember the day of the week based on the new show that is on that night. Yes, there are more important things going on in the world, absolutely. But, at least reality TV has given us all some entertainment and a community for discussion.
The news cycle never stops. Even in a global pandemic, reality stars are thirsting for attention (i.e. going live on Instagram and making embarrassing Tik Tok videos). Not only that, but there are some old episodes and news stories that will be interesting forever. One thing that a lot of reality stars have in common, other than extreme thirst and a propensity for cosmetic enhancement, is an issue with taxes. How do so many public figures think they can get away with not paying taxes when they’re in the spotlight? Can’t they just hire someone to be on top of this? Overall, it makes zero sense, yet it happens a lot. Let’s take a look back at some of the reality TV star tax scandals throughout the years.
During these tough times, there is one bit of good news. The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 5 trailer dropped and it looks amazing! Everyone from last season is back and they are joined by Wendy Osefo, which isn’t surprising since pictures from the cast photoshoot leaked a few months ago and Wendy was in them.
It looks like everyone is bringing it this year. Karen Huger is right when she quips, “Five years, boo boo, and we going strong.”