By Lesley Rousso
Last weekend two Housewives tied the knot. Real Housewives of Atlanta Kandi Burruss, married TV producer boyfriend Todd Tucker on April 4th. Burruss’s storyline has revolved a lot around her mother Joyce‘s lukewarm feelings toward Tucker, but it seems like all went well for the big day. The 37 year old singer/songwriter was thrilled telling In Touch, “This is one of the best days of my life. I never imagined that I would marry my best friend. Todd’s been that to me.” Earlier this year Burruss and her mother appeared together on the Bethenny show to tell the world they have made peace regarding the relationship. Burruss has one daughter, Riley, 11, who she brings to the union.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Taylor Armstrong also married last weekend. Taylor whose former husband Russell committed suicide in 2011 after she filed for divorce, has an 8 year old daughter Kennedy. Taylor appeared on VH1’s Couples Therapy with new husband John Bluher. On the show Bluher had told Armstrong of his plans to adopt Kennedy to which she replied,“There could be no better father for (her)”. According to Radar Online, the lavish affair, which took place at the Pacific Palisades, CA Bel Air Bay Club cost the Bluher’s nada. The entire wedding and reception tab was picked up by WETV’s My Fair Wedding. Seems, even though she’s no longer a Housewife, Taylor just can’t keep off of Reality TV.
Last week, Joanna Krupa took to Instagram and Twitter to put to rest some long time rumors that have been swirling around. “The rumors that I wanted to be transferred to RHOBH were always false,” she stated. Joanna goes on to say that the rumors that RHOM has been axed or renewed are also false. Too bad, because given Joanna’s history with RHOBH resident bitch Brandi Glanville, that would’ve been an intersting season. As far as RHOM goes Bravo TV announced their returning shows last week and the Miami franchise was not on the list. Considering Bravo beats to their own drum, this could mean anything. In our opinion, if they do bring it back, a cast shake-up is in order.
According to E! News, former RHOC star Lydia McLaughlin is pregnant with her third child. Lydia announced on Friday that she’s due in November and couldn’t be happier. She goes on to say that she was trying to have another baby and didn’t want that to be her storyline on the show. Hence the reason she left. Lydia says it was “bittersweet” to exit RHOC but she was ready to move on.
In RHONJ news, Lauren Manzo and fiancee Vito Scalia had a blowout engagement party at the Manzo family’s Brownstone catering hall. According to Instagram and Twitter the only remaining cast members present at the party were Melissa and Joe Gorga and Kathy and Rich Wakile. If you remember the Manzo family left the show to focus on Manzo’d With Children. Obviously former castmates the Laurita’s, Chris and Jacqueline being the bride to be’s uncle and aunt, were also there.
Manzo’d With Children may have been the right move for Caroline and company. Last week Bravo announced their new lineup, and the RHONJ spinoff, along with two Atlanta spinoffs made the cut. Kim Zolciak, husband Kroy and their six kids will be returning for another season of Don’t Be Tardy and Kandi and new hubby Todd will appear in Kandi’s Wedding (working title). The short term series will be similar to NeNe Leakes’ spinoff I Dream Of NeNe and focus on the planning of their wedding. Apparently the theme is Coming to America, which symbolizes the couple meeting in Africa. Bravo has also announced some scripted shows to their lineup including Odd Mom Out, which is a series produced by and starring novelist Jill Kargman as an Upper East Side mom who is trying to keep up with the proverbial Joneses.
Back to Atlanta, according to TMZ, Kenya Moore has threatened to have Porsha Williams fired after she attacked her at the taping of the reunion show. The other Housewives are alledgedly on Porsha’s side, but no matter what happens, we cannot wait to see this reunion. Hey Andy Cohen, at least no one attacked you this time.
TMZ also reports that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills husband Ken Todd is being sued for allegedly attacking two construction workers outside of Sur, the couple’s West Hollywood restaurant. Brothers Kevin and David Cazaref were using a concrete chipper when they accused Ken of complaining about their work and threatening and attacking them. Apparently this is not the first lawsuit to come from the incident. Ken sued the brothers in October 2013 saying he had been attacked and that the brothers tried to extort money from him. The Cazaref bros are now suing for slander, and assault and battery.
Okay since I am guest Roundup blogging for Brent this week I cannot omit “The Killing Off of @TheBravoholic” from Twitter fiasco. As a former Bravoholic I was saddened when Bravo decided to get rid of the handle. In case you’re unfamiliar with it, @TheBravoholic was a contest in which @BravoTV chose a viewer (tweeter) to tweet as the Bravoholic for a week. Long story short, Bravo chose someone to be the Bravoholic that final week, that people were up in arms over. This woman, had made a very nasty comment to Carole Radziwill regarding her deceased husband while live tweeting RHONY the previous week. Complaint tweets came flooding in along with lots of unfollowing and Twitter wars. I tell you it was a show in itself. Bravo blamed it on a security breach sending the former ‘holics an email telling us this-
“Due to questionable activity we’ve been experiencing with the account over the past few weeks we’ve decided to retire the Twitter handle and end the weekly contest. We have evidence of multiple people accessing the account past their tenure as Bravoholic, and since we cannot pinpoint the source of this activity, we have no choice but to deactivate the account.”
Well, this set off another Twitter frenzy, with all mourning @TheBravoholic. It spun off polls and fights and banding together as former Bravoholics with moments of tweet silence. While I do feel bad the account is gone, and that TBB’s own Tara Cushing and Brent Osborne should’ve been chosen over some of theses clowns (collagegate, holicgate 13), the whole thing was super entertaining. I wish that others could’ve had the chance but it is what it is. It was fun and I got to do it and that was pretty damn cool. It’s over but there is a group of us who are now, the few, the proud, the Holics.