We can’t cover every news story ourselves. Fortunately, there are a lot of great sources for reality TV news and gossip. Check out this links from some of our favorite sites in the September 23, 2019 edition of Monday Morning Tea.
When Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewers first “met” Yolanda Hadid, she was actually Yolanda Foster, the wife of music producer David Foster. He is now married to Katharine McPhee, who I would love to join RHOBH, by the way. We can get some more Baby Face piano singalongs.
Anyway, Yolanda has a new man and she actually broke the news about his identity herself.
It can’t be easy growing up with two famous parents. Being raised in a city where looks can get you almost anywhere and there is a heavy emphasis on appearance. Lisa Rinna has brought up two daughters in Los Angeles. Her lifestyle and marriage to Harry Hamlin have been featured since she joined Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Their children, Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray, were then thrust into the public’s eye.
Piggybacking on the modeling success of Yolanda Hadid’s kids, Lisa found herself in the role of momager. Delilah and Amelia went from working in a deli to signing modeling contracts with a lucrative agency. They began traveling, showing up on catwalks, and participated in print campaigns. But these girls are young and perhaps weren’t ready to tackle a profession that lacks in… emotional stability. Now Delilah is sharing a bit of what she went through, as she tried to navigate life in the fast lane.
We all know Mohamed Hadid. Father of supermodels, Gigi and
not-Gigi Bella Hadid. Ex-husband of Lyme disease survivor (#neverforget) Yolanda Foster. Or is it Hadid? I can’t keep up with Yolanda’s illnesses or last names. Viewers would also recognize Mohamed as a close friend of Lisa Vanderpump, showing up occasionally on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Mohamed is also a billion-dollar real estate mogul. A
completely non-shady businessman devoted to building some of the most luxurious pads in California. Recently one of these pricey mansions got Mohamed in some hot water. After violating certain codes, Mr. Money found himself on the receiving end of some community service. But the insanely wealthy are not like us. They have people on-hand to take care of every request, from screwing in a light bulb to scrubbing the toilet. Except for Kyle Richards, of course. She does everything herself! So if you thought you would see mega-rich Mohamed on the side of the road picking up trash, think again. He’s got people for that…
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has had one of the most interesting casts of any of the Housewife shows-from actual millionaires to poseurs and real-life actresses. Since the show began in 2010, 17 ladies have been cast as full-time Housewives. Two OG’s from Season 1 remain-Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump (we will see what happens after this season, though)! And snarky Camille Grammer has been either a Friend of or Guest on every season but one after leaving as a full-time Housewife after Season 2.
This season, two other former Housewives are coming back for at least one appearance. And they happen to be two of the most talked about-and polarizing-cast members of any of the Housewife shows-former child star Kim Richards and volatile, often-acts-like-a-child Brandi Glanville. And current cast member Erika Jayne recently shared her thoughts about the return of Kim and Brandi.
It would be difficult to dispute that The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Rinna is the queen of the hustle. From hawking adult diapers to shilling her clothing line on QVC, Lisa will do anything to make a buck. Nothing wrong with that. For the right price, who wouldn’t don a diaper on television?
Lisa’s favorite sideline over the past few years, however, has been as a “momager,” attempting to launch her daughters with Harry Hamlin into modeling careers ala Yolanda Hadid. Delilah Hamlin and Amelia Hamlin have had some success in the modeling world so far, with magazine covers and ad campaigns. And now, there is an unconfirmed report that a possible reality show starring the Hamlin sisters in the works.
OK-who wants to immediately vacation at Baha Mar in the Bahamas? I do! The resort is the kind of place where you can swim, golf, see baby flamingos and luxuriate in suites bigger than your own house. And of course, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills couldn’t visit such a beautiful place without leaving their designer mark upon it.
Accusations of half-truths, bad intentions and revenge are on the menu at the resort courtesy of Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and Dorit Kemsley. With claims of Lisa Vanderpump being the evil chef who serves up manipulation stew. And stirring the pot to make sure that everything bubbles to the surface is none other than sous chef Lisa Rinna. Although she laid low last season, the Chef of Instigation is back with a vengeance. And making sure she is front and center in the drama of Dog Gate.
We all know that being a Housewife comes with some great perks. Public exposure on a popular television show. Endless opportunities to self-promote whatever it is you are selling. Being a Housewife has led some anonymous women to fame and fortune and helped others in a career lull to re-invent themselves ala Lisa Rinna.
Sounds good so far. But there is sometimes a downside for Real Housewives. And that is the battering they can take on social media. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Erika Jayne has just found out how low the comments can go when you are famous. And you have a son who is a police officer.