Bravo has certainly given us some polarizing characters to deal with. People you either love or hate, with not much grey area. The shows we watch often celebrate poor behavior and even reward those who may commit crimes. We enjoy discussing the fallout of DUIs or court cases. But what about the folks behind these somewhat messy characters? The network execs who run the shows? One of those guys used to be Andy Cohen. He was the Executive Vice President of Development and Talent at Bravo until 2013.
People have a lot of thoughts on Andy, now the host of Watch What Happens Live. Several of the core Bravo franchise programs used to be fun and light. Viewers appreciated the luxury and escaping from their own lives for an hour. But as the years wore on, a few of the shows became darker. Many fans felt like horrible behavior was encouraged and fingers were pointed in Andy’s direction. Kathy Griffin used to have a reality show on Bravo and she has pointed some fingers at Andy too. Now she’s speaking out about her time on the network and how Andy performed in the boss role.
Labor Day means a long weekend, which usually translates to some fun times with family and friends. Some of the Vanderpump Rules cast members headed down to Cabo to celebrate Lala Kent’s twenty-ninth birthday. Lala posted a photo in her birthday suit. Stassi Schroeder posed with a sombrero on. Katie Maloney showed off her assets for the camera as well.
Meanwhile, Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright went out of the way to make sure that their social media followers knew that they missed their flights to Cabo just in case anyone wondered if they weren’t invited. And I can’t blame them given Jax’s other cast feuds.
And the apology tour begins for Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes. After a volatile season where NeNe crossed the line with her castmates and Bravo production staff, NeNe recently lamented on her actions and decided it was time to make amends.
But will anyone accept her apologies? Everyone knows she was triggered from the pressure of taking care of her husband, Gregg Leakes, because he had cancer. Sad as that may be, it’s not a free pass to rip off a camera man’s shirt, or allegedly shove a pregnant Porsha Williams. Still, there is one person who has recently moved on with NeNe; talk show queen and frenemy Wendy Williams.
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jennifer Aydin is teasing what is coming up for Season 10, and it sounds epic! Jennifer said that we have the fiery Teresa Giudice back. Buckle up, and bolt down any tables in Teresa’s vicinity.
Tequila monster Jennifer and RHONJ co-star Melissa Gorga were seen arguing at a Hampton’s restaurant. In another incident, Margaret Josephs and Danielle Staub continued their feud by throwing water at each other, and allegedly lighting a purse on fire. Yikes!
Real Housewives of Atlanta fans have been vocal about their desire to see some familiar faces return to the show. I am talking about you, Phaedra Parks and Kenya Moore. I think that seeing Kenya as a new mom would be interesting. Twirl on back, Kenya! If Kenya can attend
former enemy frenemy Porsha Williams’ baby shower, isn’t anything possible in Bravo land?
Kenya and her camera-shy husband Marc Daly welcomed their daughter, Brooklyn Doris, on November 4, 2018. Brooklyn was born sooner than anticipated because Kenya was diagnosed with the life-threatening medical condition preeclampsia. In fact, Kenya endured a three-hour C-section, which sounds traumatic and very painful.
As of this moment, Kenya Moore has not shared any pictures of her baby. Sure, she posted some glimpses of Brooklyn Doris Daly. She has shared photos of her foot, her hand, and some pictures of the top of her head, but not much else. Kenya is all about making people beg her for
Wendy Williams discussed a rumor on her show last week about People paid $6,000 for photos of the baby. Kenya shot down that rumor and took her denial one step further with an Instagram Story.
The two new cast members on Real Housewives of New Jersey better be bringing it next season. How is Danielle Staub not a full-time cast member, again? She can throw shade like no other and she always brings the drama.
During one interview alone she shaded Margaret Josephs, her soon-to-be-ex-husband Marty Caffrey, RHONJ alums Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita, as well as Jackie Goldschneider, one of the two new Housewives. The other ladies better be bringing a lot to the table, if Danielle is giving this much and she’s only a Friend of the Housewives
Another week, another gallery of the reality TV stars showing off and sharing snapshots on Twitter and Instagram.
Above: former Real Housewives of Orange County star Heather Dubrow joked, “Me with and without my Botox.”
Look below for more selfies and snapshots from Below Deck’s Lee Rosbach, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley, Teen Mom OG’s Farrah Abraham, Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes, Little Women: LA’s Briana Renee, Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Melissa Gorga, and more.