Reality Roundup

Orange County Housewife Tamra Barney and her husband Eddie Judge (Source: Splash)

Get ready for some new faces and, inevitably, some new drama. Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County will be welcoming two new cast members next season.

Elizabeth Rovsek and Shannon Beador will be joining the cast for season nine of the hit reality show, Us Weekly confirms.

Elizabeth, “Lizzie”, is a former model who was crowned Miss Kentucky USA back in 2002. Lizzie is in her early thirties and has her own swimwear line, Sun Kitten Swimwear by Lizzie. She and her husband, Orange County real estate executive Christian Rovsek, have two sons, Kingston and Presto.

Shannon is married to construction mogul David Beador, who is the owner of Beador Construction Company, Inc. The couple has three children, including one set of twins.

Orange County Housewife Tamra Barney broke the news of Shannon’s addition to the cast via Facebook and Instagram earlier this month after posting a photo of the two together with friends at a recent USC-UCLA football game.

“Excited to be going to the game tomorrow with Shannon & David (new housewife) can’t wait to see you…,” Tamra wrote on her Facebook page.

The Facebook post and Instagram photos with Shannon have since been deleted.

The two newbies will be joining the returning ladies—Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, and Heather Dubrow are all set to return next season.

Orange County bombshells Alexis Bellino, Gretchen Rossi, and Lydia McLaughlin will not be returning for season 9 of the hit reality show.

The Real Housewives of New York City star Countess LuAnn de Lesseps is moving on after splitting from her beau Jacques Azoulay.

LuAnn was recently set up with Sean Rooney, a computer software developer, during a recent segment on Steve Harvey’s talk show.

“He’s a software developer and lives in Denver, but he comes to New York a lot,” LuAnn told Life & Style. “He used to live in Paris, so he speaks French. He’s very charming!”

It looks like there will be a sixth season of The Real Housewives of New York City after all!

Bravo unveiled a season teaser, which confirms that Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, Aviva Drescher, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, and LuAnn will all return.

Take a quick look at what’s to come:

Season six of The Real Housewives of New York City will air in early 2014.

Is there beef between Lisa Vanderpump and former NYC Housewife Bethenny Frankel? Recently a fan tweeted her excitement that Lisa’s SUR eatery serves Bethenny’s popular line of Skinnygirl Cocktails. Lisa tweeted back that it was in spite of Bethenny “trashing”her. Frankel has had both Brandi Glanville and Kyle Richards on her show and Vanderpump’s name has come up on those interviews. 

Speaking of Bethenny her talk show continues to struggle for ratings and has been removed from its original time slot in Cleveland Ohio. In a statement to a fan the network said they really  “talked” f or a “long time” about what to do, but the final decision was to move Bethenny to a 3 AM time slot and replace her original one with Family Feud. Ouch!

Teresa and Joe Giudice are not the only Real Housewives of New Jersey couple in legal turmoil.

According to the New York Daily News, a former employee of The Brownstone is suing Caroline Manzo‘s husband, Albert, and his brother, Tommy Manzo, for harassment and failing to pay overtime.

Lanise Jackson, a former waitress at the popular catering hall, says that she was terminated because “she could no longer endure the racial, sexual, ethnic and country of origin epithets hurled at her hourly.”

Jackson also claims that oftentimes she would work more than 40 hours a week, yet she was never compensated with overtime pay.

Albert says he is “appalled” by the lawsuit, “I’ve never spoken to any employee in that manner.”

Despite the negativity, big things keep happening for the former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo.

Caroline’s memoir Let Me Tell You Something: Life as a Real Housewife, Tough-Love Mother, and Street-Smart Businesswoman, is now available in paperback!

“Walking through Barnes and Noble, and I see myself on the shelf — surreal!” she tweeted this week, along with a photo of her book on the shelves at the bookstore.

Caroline and her family are currently filming their spin-off reality show, Manzo’d with Children

Every installment of The Real Housewives has had some cast changes since their first season and Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta is no exception. NeNe Leakes is the last standing original housewife on the popular reality show, and things just are not the same.

 “I never thought in a million years that I would say this, but I kind of miss the old girls a little bit,” NeNe said.  “The deal is, we started together, and it was a sort of like a journey that we had together, so I miss them in that way.”

Expanding on the success of the original hit series The Real Housewives of Orange County, Bravo headed South for its third installment of The Real Housewives franchise. Season one of The Real Housewives of Atlanta followed the lives of five glamorous Southern belles — DeShawn SnowKim ZolciakLisa wu Hartwell, NeNe Leakes, and Sheree Whitfield.

Currently, The Real Housewives of Atlanta is the highest rated installment of the franchise as well as the most-watched series on the Bravo network.

Catch a glimpse of the women from season one:  Season 1 | Hot-lanta. I love how real the conversations were. No scripts, no staging! You can even see the overhead microphone in the shot! I miss the rawness of reality shows!

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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!

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