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Todd Chrisley

Monday Morning Tea- July 6, 2020: The Stories You Need To See

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 July 6 edition of Monday Morning Tea.

Reality Star Tax Problems

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.

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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.

Instagram Roundup: Cameran Eubanks, Jax Taylor, Teresa Giudice, Briana DeJesus, & More!

Even though the sisterly drama has played out Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (and behind the scenes) throughout the years, Kyle Richards and Kathy Hilton joined Kim Richards to celebrate Kim’s birthday- and marked the occasion with a family photo, of course.

Real Housewives of Atlanta cast members Porsha Williams and Shamea Morton showed off their growing baby bumps.

Instagram Roundup

Does a birthday even count if it isn’t documented on social media? No, not these days. Even reality TV stars are all about celebrating a birthday with an Instagram post.

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga and her husband Joe Gorga celebrated their daughter Antonia’s thirteenth birthday with their whole family.

Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kourtney Kardashian all gathered to celebrate Kylie Jenner’s 21st birthday. Kylie also kept the celebrations going with a birthday trip to Las Vegas.

Instagram Roundup: Bethenny Frankel, Andy Cohen, Farrah Abraham, Sean Lowe, Lala Kent, & More!

I would give anything to witness the Housewives crossover that went down when Teresa Giudice, Carole Radziwill, and Brandi Glanville all took part in the same promotional event. Obviously, they all looked amazing, but I would love to know what they chatted about in between working. It seems like such a random grouping of people that I cannot help being interested in and entertained by.

Speaking of Teresa Giuidice, one of her most formidable opponents, Kim DePaola, the eternally infamous Kim D, hung out with Teresa’s estranged cousin Kathy Wakile… and made sure to photograph it, of course. When were these two ever friends? I can’t imagine Kathy wanted anything to do with Kim D when she orchestrated the Strippergate shenanigans back in the day. I imagine they got together to talk shit about Teresa and Melissa Gorga….or maybe I’m just getting dramatic and they just wanted to cause a stir by posing together for a social media post. If that’s the case, then mission accomplished. If they actually are legitimately friends with no ulterior motives, then color me shocked.

Instagram Roundup- Lisa Vanderpump, Kandi Burruss, Terra Jole, Jenelle Evans, & More

Pics or it didn’t happen- right? Or at least it seems like the case for most reality TV stars which does make sense since they do live out some of their biggest moments in front of a reality TV crew. So it’s not surprising that they shared some great photos for this week’s Instagram Roundup. This is especially true during the holiday season. It seems like almost everyone is getting into the holiday spirit these days.

Real Housewives Of New York cast members Ramona Singer, Carole Radziwill, Dorinda Medley, and Tinsley Mortimer got together for the annual Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center. Jersey Shore star Jenni “JWOWW” Farley’s two kids sat on Santa Claus’ lap.

Teen Mom stars Jenelle Evans, Chelsea Houska, Kailyn Lowry, and Leah Messer posted some adorable family photos.

Instagram Roundup

A new roundup of reality TV stars social media pics to kick off your weekend!

Above: NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, & Sheree Whitfield filming Season 10 of Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Below you will find pics from Flipping Out‘s Jenni Pulos, Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel, Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kylie Jenner, Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga, and more.