Reality Roundup- December 6, 2014

Snookie ties the knot... Source: Twitter

Snooki ties the knot…
Source: Twitter

On Beyond Bravo by Lesley Rousso

Tuesday night’s episode of True Tori was a train-wreck if I ever saw one. The episode began with Tori (Spelling)‘s mother (Candy Spelling) showing up at one of her grandkid’s birthday parties with Tatum O’Neal. Despite both women being from legendary Hollywood families, Tori and Tatum, did not know each other…and we thought the entertainment industry was small. In the episode, Tatum was ragging on Tori because she was in the house with a headache. Not that I don’t agree, but, desperate for air time much? Meanwhile, Tori doesn’t speak to her mother unless it’s at one of her kids’ parties. Later in the episode Tori went away on a girls’ weekend and basically complained the whole time. She really needs to pull herself together.

Nicole Snooki Polizzi married her baby daddy Jionni Lavalle over the weekend. I saw the pics, she looked gorgeous. Jionni unfortunately spent his first weekday of married life in court copping to a DUI claim. His license was revoked for three months and he’ll have to attend a drug and alcohol education class.

By Tara Cushing (The Bravo Blonde)

Speaking of DUI, Cake Boss Buddy Valastro pleaded guilty on Monday to a similar charge. Valastro, who reportedly told cops, “You can’t arrest me, I’m the Cake Boss,” stated that he was “very disappointed” in himself for the event which occurred last month. Valastro, 37, was pulled over in New York City when police noticed his yellow Corvette was swerving in and out of traffic. Valastro lives in Montville, NJ, the same town as another favorite reality star convict (see next story)…

Credit:Getty/Dave Kotinsky via popsugar.com

Credit:Getty/Dave Kotinsky
via popsugar.com

Whether you love her or loathe her, you can’t argue that Teresa Giudice makes great TV. She’s the Housewife that changed Housewives and she’s been the unofficial star of Real Housewives of New Jersey for seasons. E! Online reports, however, despite rumors,  the star will NOT be appearing on camera at all prior to her January 5th departure for the big(ger) house. E!, who, like Bravo, is part of NBC Universal, states that not only is Tre not filming before she reports to a Danbury, CT prison, but without her the show may not go on…initially. “Postponing season seven is just one possibility,” the article that was published on Tuesday reads, “…the powers that be are considering all options regarding the future of (the) series and whether Teresa is a part of it or not.” Jacqueline Laurita revealed to us in a recent interview that her own full-time return to the cast of the show is one of those possible options. Would you watch RHONJ without Teresa?

Speaking of Tre, TMZ says they have “obtained” a lawsuit she has filed against her bankruptcy lawyer. Teresa is suing Jim Kridel, for being “a slacker who never even met with her prior to filing bankruptcy docs.” Giudice accuses Kridel of failing to list several key assets including bank accounts, cars, and rental property income. Teresa is suing Kridel for malpractice to the tune of 5 million according to the TMZ article.

Our condolences go out this week to Todd Tucker, husband of Atlanta Housewife Kandi Burruss. Todd’s mother, Miss Sharon, passed on Tuesday unexpectedly. A friend of the family found Sharon unconscious. Todd was in Atlanta and flew to New York to be at his mother’s side where she was comatose in a New York hospital. Tucker, whose father passed when he was young and was raised by his mother, made the following statement via his social media:

“Today I lost my partner, my ride or die best friend! I don’t know what to do? I’m lost! My heart hurts so much! She was a fighter, a warrior for her son! It was me and her agains the world! She’s in a better place!! Mom I love you to death! Rest in peace!”

 

Nene takes on Broadway! Credit: theatermania.com

Nene takes on Broadway!
Credit: theatermania.com

In other, happier Real Housewives of Atlanta news, Nene Leakes has taken on Broadway and she’s been attracting Housewives from across the franchises to the Great White Way. Since her first night as the Evil Stepmother in Keke Palmer’s Cinderella, Nene has been cheered on by Melissa and Joe Gorga with their three children, Kathy Wakile, Kristen Taekman, and former RHONY star Jill Zarin. On her website Nene, who is never humble bashful, posted:

“Waking up this morning in a daze like what just happened! I stood before a SOLD OUT Broadway theatre screaming my name! The overwhelming amount of love and support brought me to tears! I have so many people to thank this morning…I can’t believe this. Like I really can’t believe this!”

Based on your behavior on recent seasons of Real Housewives of Atlanta, neither can we! All jokes aside though, it sounds like an amazing show! Maybe I should try to get my glass slippers down there to check it out! The show runs through January (Hmm maybe that could be my birthday present…calling Mr. Blonde…)

Speaking of Nene, it appears she will get another chance to tell Kim Zolciak to close her legs (or stop reproducing). The frenemies are scheduled to have a sit down with Housewives Fairy Godfather Andy Cohen on a December 7th airing of Watch What Happens Live. Despite a tumultuous relationship, the two have both come around to wanting to reconcile, with Kim recently saying that she missed her pal. Could this be a prelude to a RHOA comeback for Kim? Don’t Be Tardy for this WWHL episode!

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Reality Roundup

Is Tori Spelling faking it? Photo credit: people.com

Is Tori Spelling faking it?
Photo credit: people.com

By Lesley Rousso

It’s been quite the busy week in the land of reality tv. But then again, when isn’t it?

First off, let me welcome Bethenny Frankel back to The Real Housewives of New York City. Opinions seem to be mixed about the Skinnygirl‘s return but I for one, am thrilled. Bethenny belongs on reality tv and always brought fun and a little drama to the scene. I can’t wait to see her interaction with the other ladies.

Speaking of The Real Housewives, Us Magazine is reporting that this will be the “most intense” season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills yet. According to Kyle Richards and Yolanda Foster, it’s a complicated season that features newbies Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson. On a side note, how ironic is it that two soap opera stars are joining a soap opera? Anyway, the ladies dish that there is all sorts of drama to go around in the fifth season, including many disagreements and some new friendships. Additionally, several outlets including Radar Online are reporting that Lisa Rinna’s husband Harry Hamlin refuses to appear on the show. His agents allegedly told him it may be bad for his acting career if he participates. Sources say it’s quickly becoming a storyline as one cast member relentlessly questions Lisa about Harry’s absence. We shall see. Season five of my favorite housewives franchise premieres soon on Bravo TV.

True Tori premiered this week and as expected it was another crying and whining fest. I cannot for the life of me figure out why anyone would do a reality show of this sort. Well obviously for the money but it seems like blood money to me. While I do think Dean McDermott is definitely a cheater, I did a little investigating the other night and I cannot find a photo of this woman he cheated with anywhere. Is it fake? The world may never know. Tori Spelling meanwhile who’s in the hospital with respiratory issues, yet again tweeted out a cryptic message the other day, claiming she now knows there’s one person who will never be there for her. Is it Dean? Is it Mama Candy? Again, the world may never know, and probably doesn’t care anyway!

Hasta la vista Honey Boo Boo. TLC has cancelled this ridiculous show after four seasons. Why you ask? Well, Mama June is currently dating a convicted child molester who People magazine reveals is an old boyfriend. Mark McDaniel served ten years in a Georgia prison for aggravated child molestation. Get this, Anna Cardwell, June’s 20-year-old daughter, was the eight year old victim of McDaniel. Anna is reportedly beyond hurt by her mothers actions and says their relationship may be over. Honestly, why these people were ever on tv is a mystery to me. I found this show only mildly entertaining and I’ll watch pretty much anything. Watching those fools and their disgusting behavior does not, a tv show make. Na Na Na Na Na Na Na, hey hey hey, goooooodbye.
Tonight on Bravo, Real Housewives of New Jersey secrets revealed part one airs at 8 EST. Why not the reunion? That’s annoying. It’s followed by a couple of episodes of Manzo’d With Children and Watch What Happens Live with Dina Manzo and Mark Consuelos at 11:30.
Watch this space for my latest reality adventure as I meet up with Andy Cohen yet again at his next book signing in November.  Stay tuned…