Reality Roundup

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Rumors that Alexis Bellino’s husband, Jim Bellino forbade her from filming season eight of the Real Housewives series circulated for months before it was confirmed that she would return. (Source: Ryan/

Fans of the original housewives series, The Real Housewives of Orange County won’t have to wait much longer for the show to return! The eighth season of the show will be back in a few weeks, according to Gretchen Rossi.  “End of March,” the OC Housewife posted on Twitter after a fan asked when the new season would premiere.

So, who will be back? After months of speculation, It has been confirmed that Alexis Bellino (a.k.a.  Jesus Jugs) will be returning.  Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi and the rest of the gang are all set to return as well, including the “First Lady of Bravo”, Vicki Gunvalson.

Fans will also reportedly be introduced to newcomer, Lydia Stirling McLaughlin.  Lydia is a thirty-one-year-old heiress and mother of two with ties to Beverly Hill’s housewife, Lisa Vanderpump. Lydia is also the editor of Beverly Hills Lifestyle, a magazine which contains a column written by Lisa. Sounds juicy!

Congratulations are due for The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, NeNe Leakes! NeNe’s sitcom, The New Normal, won a People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy! NeNe has most certainly arrived, honey!

Don’t be tardy for Kandi Burruss’ wedding! Yup, that’s right! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and her line producer boyfriend, Todd Tucker, are getting hitched! The pair first met when filming the fourth season of Real Housewives of Atlanta in Africa back in late 2011.

Kandi has not had it easy in the love department over the years. Viewers may recall watching Burruss’ rocky relationship to former fiancé, Ashley “A.J.” Jewell on season three of RHOA. Their relationship unfortunately ended in tragedy when Jewell was killed in October of 2009.

Kandi is set to star in her own show, The Kandi Factory, sometime in 2013. The competition-type show will follow the Grammy Award winner as she searches for the next musical sensation.  In the end, only one performer will have their song released and a music video will be produced by Kandi and her team.

Kim Zolciak, cites breast-feeding and keeping busy as the source of her weight loss.

The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Kim Zolciak has lost 30 pounds since giving birth to her four-month-old son, Kash. “I don’t eat red meat or pork or much dairy, and I always eat in moderation,” the mother-of-four told Life & Style.  Congrats, you skinny bitch!

Has Bethenny Frankel moved out, and moved on? Just two weeks after filing for divorce, Bethenny has moved out of her $5 million Tribeca apartment, the home she shared with estranged husband Jason Hoppy.

Life & Style reports that Bethenny and her two-year-old daughter Bryn are now staying on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in a building where rumored love interest, billionaire Warren Lichtenstein owns an apartment.

Bethenny Frankel with daughter, Bryn, 2. (Source:

Bethenny Frankel is not letting her marital tragedy get in the way of her career. The reality television star turned business tycoon has landed a guest appearance on the ABC sitcom The Neighbors. Bethenny, who always dreamed of becoming an actress, will play a business woman who will help Debbi Weaver (played by Jami Gertz) launch a handbag business.

Bethenny also found some time to get in a dose of retail therapy with her friend Kyle Richards, star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills at her clothing store in Beverly Hills, CA. “Only Kyle Richards could get me to go into a retail store & shop til I drop. I only like online but KYLE has great stuff,” Bethenny tweeted.

Despite reports that Bravo was looking for housewives in the San Diego, California area, a Real Housewives of San Diego is not in the works… for now.  Bravo has not officially been attached to any projects in the area, nor has the Housewives franchise.

Tell us, do you think the world needs more Real Housewives? 

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UPDATE: Bethenny Frankel has since addressed the rumors about her moving out of her apartment in Tribeca. When asked by a fan on Twitter if she was moving, her response was a simple “Nope.” Wither or not she is dating again is another story. Stay tuned! (Thank you, Pam Dryburgh for giving us this update!)


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Brent Osborne has always been loud, a little brash and unapologetically truthful. Prior to joining TBB, Brent founded and authored the successful Real Housewives blog, and the column of the same name. Brent’s industry experience is extensive and includes interviewing former Real Housewives of New York City star, Jill Zarin. Inspired by his former teachers, Brent is currently pursuing a career in Childhood Education with hopes of becoming a High School Guidance Counselor. With coffee running through his veins, Brent works numerous jobs and attends school full-time. Brent’s mantra is “Love what you do and work with others who do the same.” He’s grateful to his supportive family and friends for cheering on all of his endeavors!

12 thoughts on “Reality Roundup

  1. I personally think there can never be too many housewive franchises, I would like to see them mix it up a bit though….Real Housewives of Texas, Chicago, Las Vegas perhaps? I don’t know but as long as RHO anywhere is on, this girl will be watching! I’m sad for Bethenny but whatever road she takes I hope it makes her happy, that’s all anyone really wants at the end of the day anyway….happiness! I just can’t imagine her leaving that apartment though, she really put her heart and soul into making it just the way she wanted it, if I recall correctly Jason didn’t have much say about anything going into the apt besides his man cave! Lol. Oh well, life goes on I guess, just goes to show money can’t buy happiness and doesn’t fix all of life’s problems. I am excited for OC housewives, I really like most of the women, Jesus Jugs I could do without but what can ya do?! Well, I’m off, it’s gorgeous here today,it’s about 75 degrees and the sun is shining, time to get off the iPad!

  2. I’m so happy I found I love the variety of this site! No false stories or drama. I can just grab my coffee & enjoy reality round up, the great interviews, great photos & so much more! Love you all & appreciate all you do! 😘

  3. whatever city you put the housewives in i will probably be watching, but i wish they would bring back DC!
    i wonder if they will be filming kandis wedding or nenes wedding or tamras wedding for the show or as separate specials (like they did for kim z)?
    thank you brent and TBB reality!

  4. Nice article, first time reading you. Will be back for sure. One thing, Bethenny tweeted earlier this week that she has in fact not moved out of her NYC Apartment. That is all. Thanks for the updates.

  5. Too many west coast housewives, beverly hills and oc are enough for me… but i think a mid western show would be interesting…

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