When I think about Jacqueline Laurita’s daughter Ashlee Holmes, a few things come to mind. First off, I get secondhand embarrassment for how she mistreated her mother back in her teenage years. Nevertheless, it seems like she’s grown up a great deal. Or at least I hope so. Then, I think about her changing her name from “Ashley” to “Ashlee,” wondering if that was inspired by Ashlee Simpson.
But, the standout memory was that Season 2 country club brawl on Real Housewives of New Jersey. Teresa Giudice famously told Danielle Staub not to call her “honey.” Jacqueline screamed about reading Danielle’s court records. And, it all came to climax when Ashlee pulled on Danielle’s extensions. Danielle moved forward with legal action. She even claimed that Ashlee typing the word ” bye” on Facebook was a threat. Danielle actually brought a mannequin head with extension to the RHONJ Season 2 reunion to reenact the incident. Now, Jacqueline is drawing some parallels between that iconic hair-pulling incident and the Season 10 scene when Danielle appears to do the same thing to Margaret Josephs.
Tonight is the night! After teasing us for weeks, we will finally see Michael Darby on set at the Real Housewives of Potomac Season 4 reunion. We’ve seen him walking into the building and overlooking the set, but not on the couch. Not only that, but husbands Chris Samuels, Chris Bassett, Ray Huger, and Robyn Dixon’s ex Juan Dixon will going the ladies to dish on the season.
Gizelle Bryant confronts Michael about some incidents that (allegedly) went down during Season 1. She says that producers claimed Michael interacted with them inappropriately and Robyn echoes those sentiments. Meanwhile, Ashley Darby sits there
in denial denying all allegations against Michael. Even Ray and Chris Bassett chime in.
Tonight is the night! The Real Housewives of Potomac cast gathers with Andy Cohen for Part 1 of the Season 4 reunion. After a fire season, there are plenty of topics to discuss. And, no, it’s not just all Michael Darby chatter.
Candiace Dillard’s mom Dorothy Dillard takes a seat on the couch and she has that purse with her. Yes, she actually brings the purse that Candiace says she hit her with at a wedding they attended. Dorothy claims that Candiace ran into that purse, but no one who watches RHOP believes that. How is this woman a therapist, again? I would love to hear from some of her patients.
If you know someone who slept on Real Housewives of Potomac, encourage them to binge-watch Season 4 before the reunion starts up. They broke down the fourth wall many times this season. Well, they didn’t really have a choice since the biggest story (allegedly) involved a cameraman, and Michael Darby, of course.
Almost every Housewife, and even the House Husbands, think Michael is guilty. And then, there’s Ashley Darby
in denial supporting her man. And he’s gonna need the support. Why does he still film this show? Oh, yeah, the crew that restaurant closed.
There were many unanswered questions when Real Housewives of Beverly Hills concluded Season 9. Literally though, the women refused to address almost anything remotely personal; i.e. lawsuits, plastic surgery, and finances.
The only that that was very clear is that Camille Grammer is on the outs with the RHOBH ladies. Sure, she got a long hug from latex-clad Lisa Rinna. But, other than that, bridesmaid Kyle Richards sided with Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave against Camille, which didn’t surprise Camille, since she declared that Teddi is “up Kyle’s ass.” Camille and Denise Richards’ had strong tension that came out of nowhere. And then there’s Erika Jayne, who doesn’t seem to care about
anything Camille at all. Camille was really marching into the lions den when she showed up to film, but it turns out she was already very much excluded before the reunion taping.
Even though all of the full-time Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast members are on the outs with Lisa Vanderpump, the end of her relationship with Kyle Richards stings the most. They were the two remaining OG cast members. Now, Kyle is the sole original remaining (as a full-time cast member, anyway), with Erika Jayne crowning her as the “queen” of the cast during the Season 9 reunion.
Many fans (adamantly) took sides in the Lisa vs. Kyle feud. Meanwhile, others wanted them to get back to the fun times they use to have
teaming up against other cast members. Reunion host and Real Housewives executive producer Andy Cohen is rooting for a reconciliation and he thinks he know what it will take for them to get back on good terms.
Denise Richards gave Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans some much-needed comic relief this season, but not much else. She told Camille Grammer to back off while she was wearing a fur coat and an Agency hat during the finale, but other than that, Denise had zero conflict this season.
Well, until the reunion. She and Camille randomly went at it. Camille said she didn’t like Denise and that she was boring this past season. Denise asked if Camille was “on something” during the taping. Then, Camille wondered if Denise was “on something” during a recent Watch What Happens Live appearance. In response, Denise took to Twitter to make a shocking claim about the RHOBH OG.
Oh friends, we have finally, finally said farewell to this interminable season of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. And wow can I just say this show is in peril and I don’t like a single one of them! Part 3 of the reunion was largely a waste of time, so I’m going to spend this recap discussing the RHOBH in general.
There’s not much that can be said about this group except that the lack of awareness and (here comes Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave‘s favorite word!) accountability is astounding. Camille Grammer had it right when she hissed, “Hypocrisy at its finest!”
As the woman all all sat up there railing against Lisa Vanderpump for being manipulative and shielding parts of her life from the cameras, not a single one of them admitted to doing the same thing. So when Kyle Richards decided not to confront Dorit Kemsley about what really happened with Lucy, or confront Teddi about the inconsistencies in her stories and involvement, and instead completely deflected everything onto Lisa? Kyle wasn’t ‘manipulating’?