Reality Roundup

Porsha Stewart of The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Source: Butch Dill/Getty Images)

On Wednesday The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Stewart made her first official appearance since her marriage split.  Porsha attended the Bravo Upfront Presentations just two weeks after her estranged husband, Kordell Stewart filed for divorce.

Porsha told reporters outside the event that although she is going through a difficult time, her supportive family is helping her get by. “When you have strong arms and strong family around you, they cover you -– that’s what they’re there for,” she said, according to Us Weekly. “So that’s who I’m leaning on. And it’s really a blessing to see people, supporters and fans are standing up and just really showing me the love.”

Now that the third season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has ended, viewers want to know which cast members will be back for season four?! With Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof gone and the new rumors surrounding Taylor Armstrong‘s departure, fans of the show want some answers!

One answer is that RHOBH guest-star, Faye Resnick will not be returning. Faye turned down the offer to become a full-time cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills next season, according to RadarOnline.  In fact, Faye does not even want to appear on the show in the future. Resnick’s decision to not return isn’t the only headache producers of the show have to deal with. Part-time Beverly Hills housewife, Marisa Zanuck may not return for Season 4 either.

The newest name to be thrown back into the mix of possible Real Housewives replacements is Lisa Rina, who was reportedly approached to join the cast for season one back in 2011. A source revealed to Radar Online that “Lisa already knows people at Bravo and they really like her. She’s funny but she’s got a great sense of humor so she can send zingers.” Other possible replacements include former Extra host and Plastic Wives star Dayna Devon.

Finally, ratings for part two of the Beverly Hills reunion soared with over 2.1 million viewers at airtime.  Brandi Glanville spilled about her friendships with the Beverly Hills ladies in her latest BravoTV.com blog. “Lisa is an amazing human being, mentor, and friend, and Yolanda is the same. I would ‘cut a bitch’ for either on of them. Kyle, Kim, and Taylor can be fun at times but those are the kind of girls you have to watch yourself around.” So what about Adrienne? Did she miss her at the reunion?  “I was relieved that Adrienne [Maloof] didn’t [show], but then again I kind of figured she wouldn’t if she couldn’t bring her lawyer with her.” Ouch!

Bravo has officially announced the renewal of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for a fourth season, The Real Housewives of New York City for a sixth season, The Real Housewives of Miami for a third season and The Real Housewives of Atlanta for a sixth season.

Speaking of RHOA, three of the Georgia Peaches have official spinoffs—including Phaedra Parks! “When the rich and famous of Atlanta have a dispute, they know that only one lawyer will deliver some cold, hard justice: Phaedra Parks of The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” the official description from Bravo reads. “Whether it’s friends battling over an $8,000 loan or accusations of stolen Chanel handbags or confusion over a prenuptial agreement and whether it entitles you to two or three live-in staff members, the rich certainly have an odd sense of what qualifies it as a problem in today’s world, and Phaedra will be there to help them sort it all out.”

Phaedra’s personal life will likely come into play as well in Rich People’s Problems (working title). Phaedra, who is expecting her second child with her husband Apollo Nida, certainly leads a colorful life!

Bravo execs have also ordered new seasons of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles and Million Dollar Listing New York. Top Chef, Top Chef Masters, Tabatha Takes Over and Vanderpump Rules have all been picked up for all new seasons as well. For a full list of the new and returning series, click here.

Fans will also be seeing a lot more of Jeff Lewis on the network! Bravo ordered new seasons of both Flipping Out and Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis. Jeff also landed a third gig on the network in an upcoming new series titled Property Envy. In a recent interview with TV Guide Magazine Jeff spoke about his newest television show. “You already have two property design shows,” the mag stated. “How will Property Envy be different?” “It’s a design and real estate show where I serve on a panel of judges,” Jeff responded. “It’s kind of like Fashion Police, but it’s for design and real estate so it’s fast and funny and quick. You’ll see gorgeous homes and then we guess the prices. And we do a little celebrity real estate.”

So, who else is on the panel?Mary McDonald from Million Dollar Decorators, who is hysterical. It was funny because we did all these chemistry tests and Mary and me really jelled the best. Now the problem is that we’re looking for a third person, and we think we found her. It’s interesting because it’s not exactly who I thought — I thought we all were going to love each other, but we don’t all love each other. I guess that makes for good TV.”

So what shows didn’t get picked up? Unfortunately Bravo has axed most of the new lineup from 2012-2013. In fact the ONLY new show to get a second season is Vanderpump Rules. Second season shows like Kathy and Pregnant in Heels have also claimed their place in Reality TV heaven. Here’s hoping Bravo finds some new winning ideas in the upcoming months.

Teresa and Joe Giudice (Source: Peter Kramer/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank)

The season five premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is just around the corner! Melissa Gorga, Kathy Wakile, Caroline Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice will all be returning for the new season of the series which airs the first week of June according to our sources. However, will all the househusbands return?

There is no end in sight for Joe Giudice’s legal toubles. Husband of RHONJ star Teresa Giudice, Joe, has turned down a plea bargain in light of the identify theft charges against him. Joe allegedly falsely obtained a driver’s license in his brother’s name a few years back after his own license was revoked.

InTouch reports that if Joe had taken the deal, he would have had to serve up to four years in NJ State Prison.  Now, if Joe is found guilty during his court trial, he could be facing up to 10 years behind bars. “Today [April 1] the state offered him NJ State Prison, and we rejected that offer,” Joe’s attorney, Miles Feinstein told the magazine. “Instead, we set a trial scheduling hearing for May 28, since we’re rejecting the new plea offer.”

Two other househusbands, Chris Laurita and Joe Gorga may also be facing some legal trouble. Both were rumored to have been called in for questioning after a brawl at Kim D’s second Posche store opening. Details about the scuffle are all over the net, however having been at the event, filmed for the show, we can’t comment.

Only three of the Real Housewives of New York City attended the Bravo Upfronts on Wednesday night. Carole Radziwill, Ramona Singer and Heather Thompson were the only N.Y. ladies present at the event, leaving LuAnn de Lesseps, Aviva Drescher and Sonja Morgan noticeably absent. So, which of the Big Apple babes will be returning for the upcoming season? The NY Daily News is reporting that Ramona will certainly be back as will Heather and Carole. However, Countess LuAnn, Aviva and Sonja are still under contract negotiations over money although Bravo is still unsure whether or not they want the three ladies to return. “They may want to round out the cast with fresh meat,” a source told Confidenti@l. Tell us—does The Real Housewives of New York City need a second cast massacre? Leave a comment down below! Make sure to come back next week and enter into That Housewife Guy’s Third Birthday Giveaway! ***ENTER OUR CURRENT GIVEAWAY HERE***

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