The past season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills revolved around Dorit Kemsley. As the public attempts to push #puppygate to the darkest corner of their minds, it’s now being rehashed on the reunion. Dorit played the victim so well, you would have thought she was doing budget Shakespeare in the Park. The mum of two hasn’t a care in the world, with her
rented Hollywood mansion and leased rosè hued Bentley.
We have rarely seen a flaw in Dorit’s armor of Alexander McQueen couture and diamond baubles. But all isn’t perfect in Dorit’s
fantasy world. A dark cloud has been hovering over Dorit and PK Kemsley for quite some time. Thanks to public records and Camille Grammer, fans of RHOBH finally see through the facade of Chanel and suspicious accents. While the cast took luxurious trips and displayed their wealth, something else was happening. Behind the scenes, most of the Housewives were dealing with legal issues. Financial legal issues. As layers have been uncovered and lawsuits exposed, we are finding out that while Dorit may consider herself the Queen of McQueen, she also might be the Queen of Delusion.
The Real Housewives of New York is wrapping up its first season since Carole Radziwill left. Viewers remember Carole spending most of last season arguing with former BFF Bethenny Frankel. With Carole being right about everything. And Bethenny being, well, wrong about everything. Because, we came to learn over time, Carole likes to be right.
Carole left RHONY in a blaze of her own glory, announcing she was leaving the show before the season even finished airing, which is a no-no in Housewife land. And she famously told Andy Cohen that he was full of sh*t at the reunion. At the time, Carole claimed she was leaving the show to pursue her journalism career. Recently, Carole revealed that there might have been more to it than that. Which we all probably suspected.
This incident gets my vote for one of the strangest things to happen in celebrity news in 2019 this far. Along with Kanye West starting a church and basically everything Lindsay Lohan posts on Instagram.
Just so y’all don’t waste a bunch of time Googling “Lil’ Kim” like I just did, let me fill you in on the basics. Lil’ Kim is a rapper, model, and actress. She also appeared on Dancing With the Stars in 2009. Apparently, she enjoyed her reality television stint because she is currently making the rounds to promote a reality TV show that she produced and stars in. The show is called Girls Cruise and it airs on VH1. Girls Cruise will feature Lil’ Kim and several of her besties traveling together on a cruise. I will watch a LOT of terrible TV, but this one is a gets a hard pass from me.
We witnessed a LOT this past season of Real Housewives of New City. Viewers are probably going to remember Bethenny Frankel’s Miami meltdown for years to come. Needless to say, this season delivered as always. Tinsley Mortimer finally coming to play was just the cherry on top.
Tinsley dealt with some loss this season. First, she broke up with boyfriend Scott Kluth, after dealing with all of the women inserting their opinions into her relationship. Then she lost Bambi. All the while dealing with a complicated relationship with her mother, Dale Mercer. Dale never seems to give Tinsley a break. I still shudder to think about all the things she said to Tinsely while she worked that carnival.
When I sat down to write this post, I decided to refresh my recollection regarding the messy divorce between Camille Meyer (f/k/a Camille Grammer) and Kelsey Grammer. First of all, Camille filed for divorce in 2010. I remember watching an episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in which Camille and Kelsey awkwardly rode to the Tony Awards together. They were in the back of a limo. Camille was wearing a red dress and looked amazing. Kelsey was mean to her. Soon after it came out that Kelsey was having an affair.
Anyway, to bring this story back to the really important point: how it relates to me… That episode aired 2009/10-ish? Which means I have wasted at least ten years of my life watching this drivel. Forget the Tony that Kelsey was speeding towards in the back of that limo a decade-ish ago! I deserve some sort of lifetime achievement award from Bravo. I will accept my award in the form of Skinnygirl products.
Watch What Happens Live executive producer and host Andy Cohen is, for all intents and purposes, the face of Bravo. Without him, the landscape of reality television might look very different today. And we would not know that women can be called “Housewives” without actually being married!
Andy, of course, is also the executive producer of the Real Housewives shows, which have been the standard after which many other reality shows have been modeled. Haven’t you always wondered if Andy has a favorite among all the Bravo shows? Would it be the Real Housewives of Orange County, which started the Housewives franchise? Or the Real Housewives of New York, which takes place in his beloved adopted home town? Maybe another Bravo show which he does not produce himself?
Can you believe that we are finishing up Season 11 of the Real Housewives of New York? It seems like the show just started back up and now the reunion is almost here. RHONY has become the gold standard of Housewife shows. The ladies are clever, combative and aren’t afraid to look like fools on camera. And their genuine friendships usually result in them finding a way to work out their differences. Except with Luann de Lesseps, of course!
Ramona Singer has been around since the beginning of the show and has never been afraid to display her real self on camera. And it is not always pretty. Ramona can be thoughtless, rude, demanding and self-centered. You have to wonder, what does Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen think about Ramona and her diva-like ways?
Months later, it’s still hard to get over how epic Andy Cohen’s baby shower was. Imagine all of those Real Housewives on a moving float. Plus cast members from Vanderpump Rules, Southern Charm, Below Deck, and Shahs of Sunset. That was the Bravo float for the Pride celebration in New York City this past weekend.
Andy gathered the most enthusiastic group of Bravolebrities. They dressed up in festive rainbow outfits. They danced, sang, and they had a few cocktails, of course.