By Lesley Rousso
So as we all know, our fearless Bravo TV leader Andy Cohen‘s interview with Teresa and Joe Giudice finally aired this week. The special Watch What Happens Live was a two parter, divided between Monday night and Thursday nights. My opinion remains mostly the same. Teresa is dumb as a rock and Joe could mostly give a damn. The way I see things, Teresa understands none of it and just double talks because she doesn’t know how to answer. Joe acts as if he did nothing with comments such as, “Yeah I forged some documents (Like, so what).” In my opionon, Andy asked all the right questions and proved he really can give good “serious interview”. One almost forgot that Tamra Judge‘s implant was sitting in the background. Almost.
While we’re on the subject of Tamra Judge, the Real Housewives of Orange County star has won the custody case against her ex, Simon Barney. The judge ruled in her favor allowing her to maintain joint custody over two of their three children, Spencer and Sophia. The two will return to court in December to discuss eldest daughter Sidney‘s custody after the teen begins court ordered therapy. According to Radar, Simon claims he’s pleased with the decision and hopes it forces Tamra to become a better mother.
Perhaps the next Housewife couple to debate custody will be in Atlanta. People magazine reports that Real Housewife of Atlanta‘s Phaedra Parks will divorce husband Apollo Nida who was sentenced to eight years in prison last July. She has retained legal counsel and a source says she will be better off. For now she’s focused on children Ayden, 4 and Dylan, 1.
Radar Online is reporting that Tori Spelling had a sit down with Dean McDermott‘s ex wife Mary Jo Eustace, which was filmed for the new season of True Tori. Tori admits to Mary Jo that Dean was unfaithful and tells her, “you can say I told you so”. Mary Jo calls Dean a “knob” but is forgiving towards Tori. She goes on to say that most people thought she’d be happy he cheated on Tori, but she’s not because it’s really affected the couples’ four children.
Now these last two tidbits have nothing to do with Reality TV but maybe they should. Amanda Bynes was back at it on twitter the other day in a brilliant display of clearly being off her meds. She accused her father of sexual abuse and claimed to be suing several publications. In a tweet yesterday she refuted the claims saying the microchip in her brain made her say those things . She has since checked into a Los Angeles mental hospital with the help of none other than Britney Spears’ former manager
sleazy Sam Lufti. In other mentally ill news, actor Stephen Collins’ estranged wife Faye Grant has released audio tapes of him admitting to molesting a 12 year old girl. Since these tapes surfaced, his agents have dropped him and he’s lost his recurring role on Scandal and one in the upcoming sequel to Ted. The NYPD is investigating the case after a complaint was filed.
I will finish with a friendly reminder that Top Chef has its season premiere Wednesday night at 10. 16 chefs from around the country will battle against each other in Boston. See you next Sunday…