There has been a shake-up in the Housewives universe lately. Lisa Vanderpump quit Real Housewives of Beverly Hills over “puppy gate.” Thanks again to Dorit Kemsley for that fiasco. Bethenny Frankel shocked everyone (including her co-stars) when she walked away from Real Housewives of New York.
And there was some stunning news from Real Housewives of Orange County. The “OG” of the OC was demoted. That’s right–Vicki Gunvalson lost her orange after being on the series since the launch. Vicki even managed to
coerce get a proposal from her boyfriend, Steve Lodge, but it wasn’t enough to save her full-time position.
When it comes to Bethenny Frankel‘s sudden departure from The Real Housewives of New York City, Andy Cohen‘s feeling nothing but love.
On the Wednesday, September 4 episode of Andy Cohen Live, his SiriusXM show on Radio Andy, the Bravo boss spoke out for the first time regarding Bethenny quitting the show that made her a household name.
As much as
Bethenny Frankel haters don’t want to admit it, Ramona Singer is entertaining. Even when she’s being rude as hell, she manages to make me laugh in between being offended by her antics.
We all know that Ramona is not the best at remembering people’s names, even people she’s “met” many times, you know like fellow Real Housewives and other Bravolebrities. Mercedes Javid, Dolores Catania, and the notorious Kim D have called her out for her poor attitude in recent months. Clearly, Ramona doesn’t watch any Bravo shows she’s not on. And, apparently, she had no idea that Gizelle Bryant is a Real Housewife too. Even now.
A new Real Housewives series is supposedly in the works! Housewives fans will either rejoice or recoil at the news. Currently, there are seven series on Bravo’s rotation. Real Housewives of Orange County and Real Housewives of Potomac are on and rocking right now. Season 4 of Real Housewives of Dallas premieres this week, on Wednesday, actually. Sometime this year fans will be able to watch Season 10 (!!) of Real Housewives of New Jersey. In 2020, we’ll get new seasons of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Real Housewives of New York (in spite of losing Bethenny Frankel) and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (in spite of losing Lisa Vanderpump).
That was a lot to write! There are seven series in the Housewives canon! Imagine if Real Housewives of D.C. and Real Housewives of Miami were still on. I would literally get nothing done. Even though my life revolves around watching Housewives, there are simply too many shows to keep up with. Now, my time and attention will become even more limited since the location of this new series hits home!
During last season of Real Housewives of New York, Dorinda Medley made some big changes. At the reunion, she finally mended her relationship with cabaret star Luann de Lesseps. However, Dorinda wasn’t as kind to RHONY newbie Barbara Kavovit. She compared Barbara to a turnip sitting in a fruit basket. Wow.
Dorinda also moved to a new three-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. And while long-time boyfriend John Mahdessian would love to move in, Dorinda isn’t exactly putting out a welcome mat.
Labor Day means a long weekend, which usually translates to some fun times with family and friends. Some of the Vanderpump Rules cast members headed down to Cabo to celebrate Lala Kent’s twenty-ninth birthday. Lala posted a photo in her birthday suit. Stassi Schroeder posed with a sombrero on. Katie Maloney showed off her assets for the camera as well.
Meanwhile, Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright went out of the way to make sure that their social media followers knew that they missed their flights to Cabo just in case anyone wondered if they weren’t invited. And I can’t blame them given Jax’s other cast feuds.
Many reality stars naturally continue their friendships with castmates off camera. Like the sycophantic relationship between the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Kyle Richards and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave. Or former Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel helping frenemy Luann de Lesseps find her way to rehab #2.
On occasion, however, more confounding alliances pop up in the reality world. Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge, who has always been known to speak her mind, recently defended two reality stars most of us probably never imagined she had a connection to.
Ramona Singer has done something few other Housewives have accomplished–survived 11 seasons of a Real Housewives show. The Real Housewives of New York star has done it Ramona-style, giving us classic Housewife moments, such as her pop-eyed catwalk, embarrassing herself with awkward social gaffes and demanding the best room and service on nearly every Housewife cast trip.
Season 12 of RHONY is reportedly filming, minus Bethenny Frankel, who recently announced she was leaving the show. It is difficult to imagine the impact that departure will have, but the show has survived without Bethenny before. Could the show also survive without OG Ramona?