Reality Roundup

Kenya Moore (Source: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America)

By: Brent Osborne


There is no doubt that Kenya Moore’s presence on the fifth season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta contributed to record breaking views. The former beauty queen delivered plenty of drama on RHOA, but will she end up twirling her way to a spin-off?

Housewife Head Honcho Andy Cohen says no!

Kenya caught shade from the Watch What Happens: Live host when a fan suggested a Kenya Moore spin-off to Andy on Twitter: “Hey Bravo need to give Ms Kenya Moore her own television show before I get mad and bodyslam somebody !”, a fan tweeted. “she has one,” Andy replied. “it’s called the real housewives of Atlanta! and it’s awesome!”


While multiple ladies, including four Atlanta housewives, have landed their own spinoff shows or specials, Kenya may not want to hold her breath waiting for her turn…

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast may be welcoming a new neighbor into their gated communities this upcoming season. Two-time Miss Puerto Rico, Joyce Giraud has joined the cast of RHOBH and “has started filming,” according to Radar Online.

“Joyce is going to make an excellent addition to the cast,” a source told Radar. “She has it all: looks, brains … and Joyce is feisty…Joyce is a straight shooter, so it will be very interesting to see how the rest of the cast reacts to her during the entire season.”

But the mother of two may not be the only addition to the season 4 cast.

Rumor has it that Carlton Gebbia and Baroness Monica Van Neumann may be joining the ladies on escapades down Rodeo Drive also.

Everyone will be very pleased with who is coming back,” Andy Cohen assured WetPaint in an interview last month. Adding, “Everyone will be very excited to meet the new Housewives.”

Joyce is married to a successful movie producer, Michael Ohoven and the couple has two young children together.

Judges for Hoboken’s annual “Sinatra Idol” contest will get some star power from one of Bravo’s hottest reality shows.

Hoboken residents and business owners Albie and Chris Manzo from The Real Housewives of New Jersesy will be part of this year’s Judges’ panel at the Frank Sinatra impersonator contest. The event, which takes place at 6:30 at Sinatra Park, draws big crowds each year of both spectators and entrants.

The Manzo brothers will host an after-party at their restaurant, Little Town New Jersey.

Speaking of the Manzos, tomorrow is the premiere of RHONJ season 5! Tune into the Moms Thoughts show weekly to hear TBB and I break down all the gossip  with MT host Anne! Also you have one last day to register for our drawing for our autographed copy of Caroline Manzo’s Let Me Tell You Something! To enter click HERE !

Talk that the Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Joseline Hernandez may be joining the cast of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta next season began earlier this week, but an inside source at Bravo revealed to HipHollywood that the rumors are “not true.”

Hernandez, an aspiring rapper, was rumored to be replacing Porsha Stewart next season on RHOA. However, it does not seem that Joseline will be bringing her spunk to Bravo.

Rumor has it that The Countess LuAnn de Lessepess has officially signed on for the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of New York City. 

After many conflicting reportsThe Hollywood Reporter says LuAnn finally signed her contract and has already started filming for the sixth season.

Teresa and Joe Giudice (Source: Splash News)

It’s not all meatballs and marinara sauce in the Garden State! The criminal saga involving Teresa Giudice’s husband, Joe rages on as his July court date quickly approaches.

A 2011 court case was filed against The Real Housewives of New Jersey househusband involving charges of fraudulently obtaining a driver’s license will head back to trial next month.  A source close to the case tells Celebuzz that new evidence could land Joe in the slammer for years to come.

“Joe is caught on surveillance camera walking into the motor vehicle’s office with papers in his hand on the same day the driver’s license was issued in his brother’s name,” the source revealed.

Charges were brought against Joe for obtaining a driver’s license using marriage and birth certificates that belonged to his younger brother after his license had been suspended following a DWI charge in June 2010.

Joe’s attorney Miles Feinstein confirmed to CB that his office was presented with the new evidence from the Department of Motor Vehicles, stating: “It’s my understanding there may be some grainy photos of individuals at the Department of Motor Vehicles. It may be Joe and other individuals and it may not.”

Penalties for the charges, which include forgery, could land Joe behind bars for up to 10 years. The case goes to trial July 15th, 2013.

Food inspectors have forced one Real Housewife’s restaurant to temporarily close its doors. Jody Claman, one of the cast-members on The Real Housewives of Vancouver, had to shut down her business earlier this year after inspectors with the Vancouver Coastal Health Department discovered discharge of a noxious chemical.

Jody’s Fine Foods and Catering was closed from March 22nd to May 6th and was permitted to re-open  after food inspectors were satisfied that the food was being stored properly and safely and its facilities were clean.

Claman also owns Glass Haute Couture, a clothing store that was targeted by animal rights activists in March for selling fur. Jody believes that Mary Zilba, her rival on the reality show was responsible.  

Jody isn’t the only Real Housewife with business woes. A disgruntled diner at Lisa Vanderpump’s Beverly Hills restaurant, Villa Blanca found a piece of cardboard in her lobster and crab salad. She sent it back to the kitchen, only to be given a second salad with another piece of cardboard tossed with the greens!

“I tried to be understanding about the first piece of cardboard,” the diner told RadarOnline. “But when the second one came out and had another piece of cardboard in it I was done. My two other guests and I did not finish our meals, we were disgusted.”

The diner revealed that although their meal was comped and she and her friends were given complimentary glasses of wine, she doesn’t think she will be making another reservation in the near future.

“I just don’t know what I’ll find in my food so I don’t think I’ll be going back there any time soon.”

According to their website, Villa Blanca received 10 violations during their last Los Angeles County Health Department inspection that was conducted on 2/26/2013.

Tamra Barney and Eddie Judge (Source: Bauer Griffin)

The third time’s a charm for The Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney. The bride to be will be documenting her upcoming nuptials to fiancé Eddie Judge in front of Bravo cameras during her untitled spinoff series.

Viewers won’t be seeing many of the O.C. Housewives on Tamra’s spinoff because she has reportedly banned most of them from her guest list.

“Let’s just say not all the Housewives will be invited,” Tamra recently told the National Enquirer.

And despite Vicki Gunvalson‘s efforts, Tamra has not so surprisingly put Alexis Bellino at the top of her do-not-admit list.

“Vicki had been trying to smooth things over,” a source told the magazine. “She was hoping to broker an end to the feud so that Tamra would invite Alexis to the wedding. But Alexis just couldn’t resist taking another shot at Tamra — and that ended any change of getting all the ‘Housewives’ together. Both Tamra and Eddie want nothing to do with Alexis.”

In fact, Vicki may not be getting an invite herself! When asked, Tamra replied, “Um, maybe.” Yikes!

“This wedding may be tearing the cast apart,” a source said. “And Tamra loves it.”

We can tell you, however, that Heather Dubrow will be at the wedding. “Tamra has asked me to sing at her wedding,” Heather told TBB in March. Pictures were also posted on Twitter of Heather having a great time at Tamra’s Las Vegas bachelorette party.

Tell us: Should Tamra invite Vicki to her wedding? Leave a comment below!

All new Reality Roundups return Saturday June 22nd, 2013! Be sure to follow @HousewifeGuy  on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest Real Housewives gossip!

About HousewifeGuy

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!

3 thoughts on “Reality Roundup

  1. so everytime a HW gets married there is a spinoff?
    Bethenny Frankel from NY
    Kim Zolciak from Atl
    Nene from Atl
    and now Tamra barney from OC

    . . . . how come Joanna Krupa of Miami didnt get s spinoff

    • That’s a good question , and neither did Adrienne DeMoura. I’m guessing because Miami hasn’t been on as long. Tamra, Nene, and Kim were all heavy hitters for Bravo before their engagements. As once told to me by a newbie Bravoleb, the network takes a while to accept their talent as family. It’s like they have to prove themselves first.

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