That Housewife Guy: Over and Out– Top 5 Real Housewives Meltdowns

The TBB Reality Crew– Brent, Lesley, & Tara

For years Bravo’s The Real Housewives series has made us laugh, cry, and even a little angry at times. For the past few years I have had the pleasure of watching, writing about, meeting, and socializing with many of the Real Housewives.

Five years ago, I was convinced by a friend and her mother to put my unapologetically truthful verbal commentary about the series into writing. Since then, life has taken me down an unimaginable path. There are no words sufficient enough to describe the wonderful experiences I have had as “That Housewife Guy”. From running my own website, to writing for major media outlets, to finally joining forces with TBBReality. However, after 5 years as “That Housewife Guy”, I have decided to retire. While I’ve cherished each and every minute of my time, I must move forward. Life is about constant change and growth. Being thankful for your past, hopeful for your future, and always embracing the present moment you’re in.

Being a part of #TeamTBB has been an amazing opportunity that I am blessed to have been given. Tara—thank you for all of your support and direction in my more recent years. I’ve had a blast working with you. Lesley—thank you for being such a great teammate. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and finally meeting you! And to you, our readers— thank you for your active participation and kind words. We do this for you!

All the best,

That Housewife Guy– Brent.

Here are some of my top 5 Real Housewives Meltdowns from over the years:

 5. Wine Toss

After an entire season of brash between Tamra Barney and Jeana Keough on The Real Housewives of Orange County, the two dueled it out in a game of wine toss. After serving Jeana with a Cease and Desist Order, Tamra tossed a glass of wine in Jeana’s face. In retaliation, Jeana attempted to throw a glass of wine back at Tamra; however, she missed and wet an innocent partygoer. It was the classiest thrown down in Real Housewives history.

4. Stretched Thin

More heartbreaking than ridiculous, the stretch-limo fight between The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Kim and Kyle Richards brought true reality into the the series. After Kim accused her sister Kyle of stealing her house, Kyle revealed to the world that her sister is an alcoholic.

3. Square Tits

Like most friendships on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, the odd relationship between Danielle Staub and Kim G. ended in a brawl. After discovering that Kim G. had been sharing information with Danielle’s enemies (Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice), Danielle confronted Kim G. over a lunch outing. The conversation quickly went south and ended with napkin throwing and square tit accusations.

2. Unbeweaveable

 After trying to break up an argument between her Real Housewives of Atlanta co-stars NeNe Leakes got caught in the middle as Sheree Whitfield tried to tear off Kim Zolciak’s wig.

1. Flipping Out

It’s the be all end all of Real Housewives meltdowns. After The infamous table flip gets high marks for being an iconic moment of the Real Housewives franchise and the explosive scene that launched the first season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Reality Roundup: Get Him Out, Get Her On, Get Our Ratings Up

Melissa and Joe Gorga. Photo:TheHollywoodGossip.com

Melissa and Joe Gorga.
Photo:TheHollywoodGossip.com

By Brent Osborne

We are one week away from the premier of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but things are less than flowery in one of the Garden State’s backyards. Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Melissa Gorga and husband Joe are suing the inhabitant of their former home.

It turns out the couple’s Montville, NJ mansion was never actually sold, despite the claims that they received their full 3.8 million dollar asking price last August. There had been much speculation as to why a sale had never been legally recorded and it’s come out that the sale was actually a rent to purchase agreement with Kai D. Patterson, a software engineer and founder of Project Child Support. Reps for the Gorgas said that the agreement was “a purchase agreement with an extended close option…To date (Patterson) has failed to uphold his financial obligations under the agreement and provided bounced checks totaling $20,000 as well as failed to pay rent for the months of April, May, and June 2014…After repeated attempts to have (Patterson) honor his agreement, the Gorgas were left with no other choice, but to pursue legal action and filed a summons for eviction.”

Melissa, who has had to continue to pay the taxes on the mansion, told US Weekly, “I believe in giving people the benefit of the doubt, but I am not going to pay for a complete stranger to live in a multi-million dollar home.”

Reality Tea published Kai Patterson’s statement regarding the issue. According to Patterson, the Gorgas have failed to fix several problems with the property, many that stem from burst pipes that resulted from Melissa shutting off the utilities last September. Patterson says that he entered into a lease/purchase agreement with the Gorgas that entitles him to the benefits of a renter/landlord situation, while putting money towards the downpayment of the house. After many chances for Joe to fix the problems associated with the property as per the agreement, and some back and forth personal business dealings with Joe, Patterson decided to refuse payment until the issues were addressed. Patterson also says he received hateful texts from Melissa, whom, he believes, did not have full knowledge of the deals he had made with Joe.

All I can say is, had Patterson watched last year’s RHONJ he may have seen this coming. Who can forget when Jennifer Dalton went to turn on a sink in the mansion and the knob came off? Red flagging much?

In other NJ news, former RHONJ Danielle Staub is ready to come back to Bravo, but is Bravo ready for her? In a desperate plea to get back on the show and defend her family, Danielle ranted on her Facebook page about needing to come back for the sake of her children. In a series of tweets she also stated that Bravo TV  and Andy Cohen have asked her back on more than one occasion. Truth or delusion? Either way on Saturday Staub called for her fans to petition the network.

Credit Facebook.com

Credit Facebook.com

While on the subject of HW  casting, with summer in full swing, casting rumors for the upcoming seasons of The Real Housewives are warming up

TMZ reports that two former reality stars are set to return to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills next season! Former RHOBH cast members Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof were reportedly shooting scenes with the show’s current stars including Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Yolanda Foster,Kim Richards, and Brandi Glanville. 

After the recent network firings of newcomers Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia, there are two openings! However, this RHOBH return is too good to be true! Although both Camille and Adrienne were filming at Kyle’s annual White Party, there are no plans for them to return to the series in any full capacity, People confirms.

Major cast renovations may be underway in New York! As the current season of The Real Housewives of New York continues to plummet in the ratings, Bravo execs may be taking a significant bite out of the Big Apple.

“Bravo doesn’t want to cancel the series because New York is the unofficial capital of the United States,” an insider told Radar Online. “The amount of wealth concentrated into such a small area makes it a major drawThe entire current cast, including Sonja Morgan, Heather Thomson, Luann de Lesseps, and Carole Radziwill are all expected to get pinks slips,” the source said.

The source continued to say that Ramona Singer will most likely be the only current RHONY star to be offered a contract to return next season and that “Aviva Drescher could be offered a much smaller role, of series guest star.”

Remember, however, casting rumors always abound with Housewives. After the dramatic sixth season and an intense reunion brawl, rumors surrounding the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta began spiraling out of control. Porsha Williams was thought to have been fired after being removed from the season six reunion taping after an argument with cast mate Kenya Moore turned physical. Speculation surrounding the return of RHOA veteran NeNe Leakes also spiked after the dramatic reunion show.

Despite the rumors, all six ladies will be returning for season seven of the hit reality show. Porsha, Kenya, and Nene will be back to grace our telivision screens along with Phaedra Parks, Cynthia Bailey, and Kandi Burruss. The ladies are set to begin filming in the next few weeks. Season seven of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is likely to premier this November.

That’s all for now, but Reality Roundup will be back on WEDNESDAY! Lesley Rousso will dish weekly about some of the hottest reality TV shows on E!, MTV, VH1, FOX and many more in a new On Beyond Bravo column! Stay tuned!

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Reality Roundup

Dina Manzo (left) with Teresa Giudice (right). [Source: Getty Images]

One Real Housewives rumor has become quite the reality. Former Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Dina Manzo is in fact returning to the hit series next season.

“Well I guess the (hairless) cats out of the bag,” Dina tweeted. “Yes I’m back, Unlike the past this time it felt ‘right’ … See you on Bravo my friends.”

Dina, one of the original RHONJ cast members, left the show during season two after a feud with her then co-star Danielle Staub.  Dina’s return follows the news that her estranged sister, Caroline Manzo, will not be returning for Season 6.

The changes coming to The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast do not stop there. Producers will be adding three new housewives to the mix next season, a source told InTouch.

“They have added three new women — twins Nicole and Teresa Napolitano and their friend, Amber Marchese.”

“The show got really dark,” the insider explained. “They needed to bring in new faces to get back to some of the lighter drama that everyone loves from the Real Housewives franchise.”

There is no official word from the remaining cast members Teresa GiudiceJacqueline LauritaMelissa Gorga or Kathy Wakile regarding their roles next season; however, rumor has it that Jacqueline’s future on the show is highly in question. When we saw Melissa last week she was tight lipped regarding Season 6.

Since her departure from the series, Dina has hosted her own show on HGTV, Dina’s Party. She also separated from her husband Tommy of seven years.

Uncle Sam wants The Real Housewives of Atlanta super-star NeNe Leakes and her husband Gregg to pay up! Reports claim the newly-weds owe the state of California and Georgia a combined $158,000+ in back taxes.

NeNe must have been too busy planning her million dollar wedding that she forgot to pay her taxes! Hip Hop Daily Press reports the state of California has slammed the reality star with a $25,212 tax lien on her and her pizza franchise, Famous Famiglia. The site also claims that Gregg owes both state and federal taxes to the state of Georgia totaling over $130,000!

Perhaps NeNe can use one of her Bravo pay-checks to free her from this debt. According to OK! magazine, NeNe signed a $1 million contract plus bonuses for starring on Season 6 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Business is booming for The Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney.  She and her husband, Eddie Judge, are planning on expanding C.U.T. Fitness, the gym the couple own together.

“Where would you like to see our next @cutfitoc open? San Clemente -Costa Mesa-Huntington Beach- Dana Point-etc.?” the blonde bombshell asked on Twitter.

The newlywed business mavens recently featured their nuptials on their Real Housewives spin-off titled Tamra’s OC Wedding.

In a recent interview, RHOC veteran Vicki Gunvalson is blaming the hit reality show for destroying her family.

“I think that my family would still be together. There’s some really great things that have come from the show, but one of the downsides was that it broke up my family, and that’s tough to take,” she told Digital Spy.  “I think the show had a lot to do with me getting divorced. I think it was too much pressure on a weak marriage. I wonder where Donn and I would be now if we didn’t do the show. But we elected to do the show together as a family. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out for us.”

Despite all the heartbreak, Vicki does not plan on leaving the show. “I’m not a quitter,” she says. “and I feel like the viewers still want to see me. My story’s not over. I try to bring some good to the show, as best as I can, to inspire single women.”

Season 9 of The Real Housewives of Orange County is currently filming; however, rumor has it both Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino are not involved.

Every week I will rummage through the Bravo vault to find vintage photos from the past or revisit a classic moment from one of our favorite shows! Last week, I uncovered a classic photo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita. In this week’s Roundup Throwback, we will revisit one of the most infamous moments in Real Housewives history.

The season one finale of The Real Housewives of New Jersey was one for the history books. It was the table-flip seen ‘round the world!  Teresa Giudice seethed with anger at a dinner party after former costar Danielle Staub picked a fight. Finally reaching her boiling point, Teresa flipped over the dinner table and propelled a plethora of insults, calling Danielle a “prostitution whore”.

 Besides making “prostitution whore” an instant catchphrase, the table-flip scene quickly made Teresa a reality superstar.  This scene made the show’s season one finale an epic disaster and set the bar high for the seasons to come.

Catch a glimpse of the monumentis scene below.

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