This has been a busy 2019 for Bravo host Andy Cohen. In December of 2018, the Watch What Happens Live host made a very special announcement. Andy shared that he was going to become a father while several “OG” Housewives, including Ramona Singer, Teresa Giudice, Kyle Richards, Vicki Gunvalson, and NeNe Leakes, were chatting in the WWHL clubhouse. I just loved that reveal!
In fact, Andy even moved Watch What Happens Live from New York City to Los Angeles for four weeks while he prepared for the birth of his son via surrogate. This was only the third time that the talk show had filmed in Los Angeles.
Harry Hamlin is definitely one of the most low-key House Husbands. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna’s hubby is not one for drama or publicity. He is not a lawsuit lightning rod like PK Kemsley. Or a shameless business promoter like Mauricio Umansky. Harry pops up on the show on occasion, but avoids Lisa’s pot-stirring shenanigans. Maybe Harry is trying to protect his image as a serious actor. Lest we forget, Harry has appeared on LA Law and Mad Men and he also starred in the landmark film Making Love.
You have to wonder what Harry thinks about his lovely bride being on RHOBH. Lisa is a notorious attention seeker, who has acted as an unwilling Kim Richard’s’ sobriety counselor, has performed stripper moves on tables and makes tasteless jokes about her “pill bag.” To put it nicely, Mrs. Hamlin can be a handful. However, it is clear that Harry loves her anyway. Part of the secret of the success of their marriage might be that Harry chooses not to know everything about Lisa–and their daughters.
Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd went to visit her friend, RHONY’s Ramona Singer, in the Hamptons in August. Kelly had just split from her plastic surgeon boyfriend, Brian Reagan. What better way to mend a broken heart than hanging out with your friends and chilling?
Ramona introduced Kelly to Rick Leventhal, who is a Fox News correspondent, at a BBQ in the Hamptons. In November, Rick put a ring on it after a few months of dating. He proposed to Kelly on the rooftop terrace of his home in New York City.
I have a feeling that Bethenny Frankel is unaware of it, but she is in a (one-sided) feud with Jennifer Aydin. It all started with an Instagram comment that is standard Bethenny. She responded to a clip of Jennifer from a recent Real Housewives of New Jersey episode. Jennifer said, “I’m a funny girl. I’m a comedian. I get off on making people laugh.”
In response, Bethenny commented, “Said nobody funny about themselves ever.” It really wasn’t the biggest scandal, but, of course, a caller asked Jennifer about it during her Watch What Happens Live appearance last week.
When Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle repeat outfits, they’re praised for “keeping it real.” However, not everyone in the public eye gets the same accolades. Andy Cohen threw some shade at NeNe Leakes during Sunday night’s Watch What Happens Live episode.
The host said, “By the way, one of NeNe’s confessional looks this year is the same dress she wore to our big doorbell show in LA, where the strap broke. So, I guess she fixed her strap, which we love.” Moments later he asked, “Was that shady?” He concluded, “I didn’t mean for that to be shady.” Oh, yeah right. “Shady” is Andy’s middle name. Still, it was some light shade. It could have been way worse. Seriously though, there are way worse things to say about NeNe. However, NeNe did not find his comments to be funny.
During the Real Housewives of Orange County cast trip in Arizona, Kelly Dodd slammed Gina Kirschenheiter as an “unaccomplished woman.” Truth be told, most of us know nothing about Gina other than her propensity for ratchet hair extensions and overdone eye makeup. I have no clue how accomplished Gina is. In all fairness, I’ve never heard of any of the RHOC ladies until they joined the show. So, I only know the background information that they choose to provide.
Needless to say, Gina did not take too kindly to Kelly’s diss, especially since Kelly said this after she hit Gina on the head. And this was right after Kelly hit that bowl on Shannon Beador’s head. Neither of those actions enhanced Kelly’s credibility, but she stood by her statement about Gina.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Rinna and Kim Richards have not always seen eye to eye since being cast members together. Although the two only shared one full season together–season 5–they built up enough mutual animosity to last a lifetime. Kim resented Lisa’s offering up unsolicited advice on her sobriety. Lisa was furious after Kim hinted that she knew scandalous information about hubby Harry Hamlin on the casts’ Amsterdam trip, resulting in Lisa’s epic wine glass breaking tirade.
After Kim left the show, she and Lisa continued to spar when she would pop up as an RHOBH guest. Kim notoriously declining Lisa’s gift of a stuffed bunny for her grandson was one of the many low points in their feud. Lisa continued to meddle in Kim’s sobriety and so on and on and on. Oh, the drama! The two finally called a truce at Kyle Richards’ Halloween bash last season. Although Kim and Lisa are probably not destined to be BFF’s, the civility has seemed to last. Now, the two have a surprising new connection that gives them an added incentive to play nice.
It looks like Below Deck’s lead deckhand Brian de Saint Pernmay have found love on the open seas. But, he wisely waited until AFTER the boat docked to pursue his supposed love interest.
And judging by their social media, it appears as though Brian and his new friend, Kimberley Kirk, are having a blast together.