This season of Below Deck Mediterranean should have been inspiring. We should have been watching females in lead positions, running a boat efficiently, and not taking any crap. What we received was a sneaky bosun, a micro-managing captain, and a racist deckhand. Captain Sandy Yawn made some executive decisions and as a result, fans made some decisions of their own.
Hannah Ferrier is currently living her best life. Pregnant with a baby girl, Hannah has somewhat retired from the world of yachting. But the way she went out felt, I don’t know, kind of underhanded. Hannah was fired for having undeclared meds onboard, in the form of a Valium Rx and CBD pen. Viewers had a lot of feelings regarding Hannah’s termination and Captain Sandy has not been on the receiving end of good press. Now Sandy shares her thoughts on Hannah’s untimely exit, and her one regret regarding the controversy.
Malia White has appeared on two seasons of Below Deck Mediterranean. During season 2, she was promoted to lead deck hand, and on season 5, Malia joined as bosun. Malia is undeniably successful, diligent, and competent at her job.
However,Malia’s love life on both seasons overshadowed her professional successes. First, Malia maneuvered a love triangle with chef Adam Glick and bosun Wes Walton. Now, Tom Checketts’ short temper is the main event. Since Tom joined the crew, Malia has spent most of her screen time coaxing him out of the bathroom and diffusing his temper.
NeNe Leakes is again exercising grace and humility upon her leave from Real Housewives of Atlanta – if we lived in Narnia. NeNe has never been silent if she feels someone has done her wrong, and her release from the show was clearly not her decision. After melting down when Wendy Williams appeared on Watch What Happens Live, NeNe went into rage tweet mode and declared war with both Andy Cohen and Wendy.
After alienating 99% of the cast (and crew) during her tenure on RHOA, NeNe morphed into that toddler at Target who bodily throws themselves on the floor in heart attack inducing hysterics when mom won’t buy another bucket of slime. She labeled Andy as a racist and ranted about Wendy posing as Tony Montana. NeNe advised the duo to stop talking about her and even threatened a lawsuit. What do you do when you want people to keep your name out of their mouths? Duh, make a video on YouTube.
When Bethenny Frankel announced that she was exiting Real Housewives of New York before Season 12, viewers were stunned. Since her RHONY departure, Bethenny has been busy. She has been on the front lines with her efforts to help those affected by the coronavirus.
Bethenny had a role in getting Leah McSweeney cast on RHONY. Leah and her naked tiki torch throwing shenanigans made a big splash on the show. Leah has been attending protests and posting on social media in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The RHONY newbie has been vocal in her belief that the show needs diversity. And it turns out, Leah isn’t alone in her calls for diversity on the franchise.
DAMN, GINA! NeNe Leakes has
gone nuts come out swinging, but metaphorically this time. The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star is on Twitter again and to say it’s a lot is an understatement. We get it, she’s emotional, but now NeNe is saying things that could really bite her in the ass. On the bright side, she’s already out of a job, so there’s not much left to lose. Dignity went out the door about five years ago.
Viewers have seen NeNe upset before. She kind of remains in a bothered state, so this is nothing new. This latest temper tantrum finds NeNe throwing jabs at (former?) friend, Wendy Williams and former boss, Andy Cohen. According to NeNe, Andy is racist and Wendy is under the influence of cocaine. Because clearly anything is easier than admitting you are wrong. Now, NeNe isn’t giving lessons on how to burn bridges. She’s giving lessons on completely incinerating them.
Bethenny Frankel has since moved on from her place at the top of Real Housewives of New York. But one thing she hasn’t been able to move on from is her marriage to Jason Hoppy.
The spit has been full of nasty allegations and custody battles. That’s no secret. But what may come as a surprise to many fans is that it’s still going on to this day.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Bravo has had to become creative putting together new shows. They’ve shot confessionals at home and reunions via zoom. It’s not the same, but it’s better than nothing, and these efforts are appreciated by the fans who are watching at home.
Now, there’s a new Zoom talk show coming up with a pretty random, all-star cast. Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams and Below Deck alum Kate Chastain will executive produce and host Bravo’s Chat Room along with Potomac Housewife Gizelle Bryant and Hannah Berner from Summer House.
Holla! I will admit that I loved Heather Thomson when she joined Real Housewives of New York during Season 5. She was smart and quick to call anyone out on their bullsh*t. I loved seeing her friendship with fellow RHONY newbie Carole Radziwell blossom.
Viewers may recall watching Heather try to help co-star Sonja Morgan launch her toaster oven line. And who can forget Heather refusing to invite Ramona Singer to the cast trip to London? But after three seasons, Heather was tired of the fake drama and exited the series.