The Real Housewives of Potomac Reunion put Monique Samuels back onscreen after being iced out of the group since her fight with Candiace Dillard. Her name was constantly on the lips of her cast mates, but Monique was largely missing in action for the latter part of the season.
Both Candiace and Monique were able to speak their truth regarding the altercation. They faced each other, but were unable to resolve the situation. Some fans questioned the impartiality of the reunion, specifically Andy Cohen’s role in monitoring the conversation. Candiace had the support of Gizelle Bryant, Robyn Dixon, Wendy Osefo, and at times Karen Huger as well. She also got more time to speak, so it’s not surprisings that Monique’s fans are crying foul. Especially since Monique quit the show because of her treatment at the reunion.
Austen Kroll has not had much luck in the romance department. Perhaps it’s because he still clings to the teet of a craft IPA instead of embracing adulthood. On this season of Southern Charm, Austen reignited the flames of
desperation love with Madison LeCroy. But it was probably less about their shared interests and more about the production crew following them around. Hey, if Madison wanted to take back a guy who was literally busted on television having an equally busted threesome, have at it honey.
Even after Madison and Austen got back together for the 95th time, it was a rocky road. Austen appeared unable to accept basic concepts like Madison having relationships with men prior to him. While Southern Charm explores sensitive topics like white privilege and dealing with a pandemic, Austen continued to try and make his beer and his bond with Madison stick. Unfortunately, neither of those things happened. Now Austen reflects on his tumultuous time with Mads and how it compares to his other ex, Chelsea Meissner.
What’s the natural progression these days when a reality star has established themselves as a household name? Create a product to capitalize on your name and recognition of course. It started with the Kardashians, but now Bravolebrities have taken the helm on this trade.
No idea is too mundane, though you may not be taken seriously until your product takes off. Take Craig Conover. The Southern Charm star was mocked when he bought a sewing machine and started creating pillows. It’s a different story now that Sewing Down South proved successful. It may have inspired Patricia Altschul to create her own line. And while competition may be friendly, it’s still competition.
Teresa Giudice is one of Bravo’s most famous stars. Not because she is an engaging public figure, who gifts the people with words of wisdom during trying moments. It’s mostly because she flipped a table and has done more time behind bars than Lucky Luciano. A few Real Housewives of New Jersey diehard fans still feel some type of way about Teresa. She was never particularly good at owning up to her crimes or being accountable for her attitude.
But Teresa hasn’t exactly had it easy. She raised four daughters with little help. She dealt with marriage infidelities. Law violations and extended camp stays proved to be too much for Teresa’s 20 year relationship with Joe Giudice. Once it was decided divorce was going to knock her traditional values to the wayside, Tre waded into the dating pool. Now that Teresa is boo’d up with Louie Ruelas, she wants folks to know she’s in no rush – so don’t go ordering those monogrammed tea towels just yet.
Thomas Ravenel was introduced as a relic of a bygone era. The Southern Charm OG cast member, in theory, embodied what we envision as a “southern gentleman.” He has the money, the established name, and a renovated plantation. Thomas even wears the white dinner jackets. The most eligible bachelor in a cross-section of the Charleston population to whom things like that matter. Society, and the cast of the show, revolved around his events and personal life.
It didn’t take long for the real Thomas to emerge. He blamed it on bad editing. Thomas “quit” the show, calling it the “worst mistake” of his life. One could assume that Thomas would not want to be in front of the cameras again. However, he appeared in the Season 7 premiere alongside his ex and baby momma, Kathryn Dennis. He even allowed cameras in his home to film their two children.
If you ask anyone about the current season of Below Deck Mediterranean, chances are they will lower their head in despair and talk about what we should have gotten versus what we received. It was a train wreck in every sense and Hannah Ferrier lost her job as a result. On the bright side, Hannah is moments away from giving birth to her first daughter and has the Below Deck Med drama in her rearview.
Captain Sandy Yawn plays favorites. This is more of a fact than an assumption. After labeling bosun Malia White as
gay her “pride and joy”, Sandy bent over backwards in an effort to accommodate Malia’s every whim. What Sandy did not do is accommodate Hannah’s anxiety medication. After failing to clear the meds with her captain, Hannah was relieved of her duties. Now Captain Lee Rosbach weighs in on Sandy’s decision and what he did when faced with a similar situation.
You are cordially invited to witness the finest performance 2020 has blessed us with. Please don your pearls to clutch and your hankies to weep into. The saga of NeNe Leakes’ controversial departure from Real Housewives of Atlanta continues. As you know, NeNe will not be returning to the show that made her famous. SHE DEFINITELY WAS NOT FIRED, but there seems to be some speculation it was not her choice to leave.
NeNe’s farewell has been filled with strife. With claims of mistreatment and being “forced out” by Bravo, NeNe is not going gentle into that good night. After former friend Wendy Williams appeared on Watch What Happens Live, NeNe was unable to prevent the unleashing of her full wrath. Lobbing accusations of racism at Andy Cohen one way, hurling personal insults at Wendy another, NeNe ripped off what was left of her filter and scorched her previous relationships. What else is left for NeNe to do, as a consequence of her actions? Cry about it.
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.