Kate Chastain, love her or hate her, is an iconic Bravo-lebrity. Before her time on Below Deck she was also a Bravo super-fan! And that is why so many love her. She dishes her real feelings towards all the other Bravo-lebs she meets.
Tragically, Kate is leaving Below Deck. For those of you who stan, don’t worry, shes got her own new show on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM channel! She’s also teased being back on our screens in the future. For those of you who can’t stand her, it’s been a tough summer, let’s at least enjoy the deep shade she brings, even if it’s off screen.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills “OG” Kyle Richards and newbie co-star Garcelle Beauvais are never, ever going to be besties. In April, Garcelle was interviewed on Watch What Happens Live, and she shared her feelings about her new co-stars.
During the games that night, Garcelle named Kyle as the least welcoming Housewife. Garcelle also chose Kyle as the RHOBH co-star she would least like to be quarantined with. And, spoiler alert, the new Housewife said that Kyle had the biggest ego among her co-stars. Are you feeling the love, Kyle?
Danielle Staub has finally given up her dreams of being a full-time cast member on Real Housewives of New Jersey. After doing all the dirty work as a part-time cast member for three seasons, she announced her “retirement” from the series, which was pretty silly considering that she had zero friends in the cast. Obviously, she wasn’t going to film again, but that “choice” was hardly her own.
However, the show did resort to bringing in Danielle when the actual cast members weren’t generating enough drama, which seemingly meant that the door was always open for a Danielle Staub comeback, and by that I mean, an overly exploited and underpaid appearance or two. Welp, that ship has sailed. Danielle went in on Real Housewives executive producer Andy Cohen, calling out his alleged party habits in addition to claiming that Andy used her to become friends with Kelly Ripa.
After giving the
actual other cast members storylines for three years in a row without being full-time on Real Housewives of New Jersey, Danielle Staub walked away. She waxed poetic about how it was truly the end, but no one really believed that, or at least I didn’t. I assumed she could be very easily swayed if they asked her to stir up drama for the right price.
However, since she recently went in on Andy Cohen, that is never going to happen. She called out his alleged partying habits, wondering how his parents and son feel about his supposed recreational activities. Now, she’s claiming he used her for a famous friend, his now-BFF Kelly Ripa.
For anyone hoping that Danielle Staub would return to Real Housewives of New Jersey to wreak havoc, that ship has sailed. Why do I say that?
Danielle recently dedicated an entire podcast episode to trashing Andy Cohen, the executive producer of the show, and the spokesperson for the Bravo network. She put the nail in her own coffin with this one.
By now, everyone has heard about Vanderpump Rules firing four cast members for racist behaviors. Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens had only been on the show for one season, where they subjected us all to a love triangle that no one cared about. However, Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were original cast members. We all know Stassi was favored by the editors. Who will they show making comments on everyone else’s storylines when/if the show returns?
The show normally films in the summers, but, because of the coronavirus, they are not filming. But, will they ever film again? There are plenty of vocal people who don’t want the show to come back. Others just want specific people to get fired along with the rest of them. And, then there’s just the cold, hard truth that the show just is not as good as it used to be. Everyone is wifed up and the storylines just fall flat. Not to mention that there are just way too many cast members to keep track of.
Hannah Ferrier’s struggles with anxiety and panic attacks have surfaced over the five seasons that she’s been Chief Stew on Below Deck Mediterranean. In the past, Captain Sandy Yawn displayed some degree of empathy towards Hannah. She even let her take a day off during charter to regroup after a particularly taxing flare up. This season, unfortunately, Hannah was not in trustworthy company when she was on her knees in distress and asking for a Valium. Bosun Malia White took the liberty of reporting Hannah’s prescriptions, not the morning after the incident, but in retaliation for an unrelated matter days later.
It’s simply too convenient that production was itching for a cast shake-up and Hannah was just not into the job anymore. They found a willing participant to take advantage of Hannah’s vulnerability. And while Hannah should have registered her medicines with the boat, and perhaps it was time for her to leave the industry, the way Malia and Sandy were complicit in taking Hannah down has left them at the mercy of fan backlash.
“I haven’t even seen tonight’s episode and I’m already angry about it.” That was the tweet that popped up on my timeline before I sat down to watch the latest Below Deck Mediterranean. Or something like that. After having now sat through a grueling 75 minutes, I can confirm that viewer’s harbinger of things to come was accurate. Remember when this season was supposed to be about girl power? Women supporting women? How cool it is to have the first all-female leadership team in franchise history? Yeah, that’s officially a pipe dream.
Tonight was the episode every Below Deck Med fan has been waiting all season to see. We knew going into the premiere that Hannah Ferrier didn’t make it through the charter season. That she left sometime in the middle of filming. Did she quit? Was she fired? All fans knew was that the chief stew was now glowing and pregnant. And that she’d given up her career in yachting (and on Bravo) to give a life on land a try with her boyfriend and daughter-to-be.