Reality Roundup

We love Joanna Krupa's transformation, even though it's not as drastic as Bruce (Jennerfer) Jenner's.

We love Joanna Krupa’s transformation, even though it’s not as drastic as Bruce (Jennerfer) Jenner’s.

By Tara Cushing and Jamie Bertolini

According to Andy Cohen via Twitter, the entire cast of Vanderpump Rulesall let Stassi [Shroeder] ‘have it’” during the reunion filming on Friday. At one point, Jax Taylor tweeted “I need a drink so bad this reunion could not be going any worse ….” The SUR staff posted photos after filming wrapped at PUMP and neither Stassi, nor Kristen Doute were present.

Our deepest condolences to Vicki Gunvalson. The Real Housewives of Orange County star lost her mother on Wednesday. The original OC Housewife posted the following tribute on her Instagram page:

“Tonight I received a phone call that is every person’s

worst nightmare. My amazing, beautiful and strong

mother passed on and is now with the love of her life

my father in heaven. I am who I am today because

of her. An amazing cook, organized, bold personality

and had a sense of style and fashion I adored. I miss you

so much mommy! My life will never be the same without

you to give me advice and your wisdom. You were so healthy

and so vibrant, and so beautiful. I still need you. I love you MOM.”


In other unfortunate RHOC news, Radar Online reports that one season wonder Peggy Tanous is not only divorced from husband Micah, but could also soon be homeless. According to Radar, Tanous has missed a whopping 75 mortgage payments on her $840K home, and that she filed for bankruptcy two years ago. Court documents show that Tanous is only bringing in an estimated $30K a year. Her only current income is $2500 per month in checks from her ex, although she has never publicly acknowledged their split. We have interviewed Peggy and she has always remained a friend of TBB ‘s Twitter. If the reports are true, we wish her the best during this trying time.

Caroline Manzo’s son, Christopher Manzo of the Real Housewives of New Jersey had a second chance on Millionaire Matchmaker this week. According to his interview on, he is still single but has dated since appearing on the show.

Real Housewives of Miami gone Beverly Hills Joanna Krupa took to Instagram to show off a new bob this week. The model had her hair cut by dry cut specialist and stylist to the stars, Mika Fowler. The new do is a sophisticated look for Krupa. We love the upgrade! To see more of Mika’s work you can follow her @mikafowler on twitter and @mikafowlerxx on Instagram.

In Million Dollar Listing New York news, Fredrik Eklund and his husband Derek Kaplan have once again listed their Manhattan apartment for sale. The recently renovated, West 27th Street home is on the market for $2,995,000. Fredrik and Luis D. Ortiz also announced that they’ve co-listed a Chelsea Penthouse to the tune of $6 million. We are wondering if this will be seen on the net season of MDLNY.

Good news for GG2D fans: Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce has been renewed for a second season and production is set to begin filming this summer. Bravo‘s first big foray into scripted television has been a big hit.

It appears that Kristen Taekman and Bethenny Frankel are not hitting it off as filming continues for The Real Housewives of New York City. According to Kristen’s interview on Kristen states, “I feel like I was really looking forward to getting to know her,” she tells the New York Daily News, “and at this point I feel like that hasn’t really happened yet in a way that I wanted to.” Will Kristen have a glass of Skinnygirl tossed at her next season? We will have to wait and see.

Southern Charm fans, T. Rav returns to our TVs on March 16. Being a South Carolina resident (Jamie) and quite a fan of Charleston, I love this show and the drama that it brings! Also, I can’t wait to see the rise and fall of Ravenel’s campaign if we’re being totally honest here.

Outside of Bravo TV, network news heavyweight Brian Williams is involved in a scandal that’s becoming sleazier than one of his daughter’s scenes on Girls. The Nightly News anchor and managing editor is stepping away from the news desk at NBC for an undisclosed period of time, following allegations that he lied about his personal experiences and eyewitness accounts. NBC is investigating while Lester Holt will be filling in for Williams.

Last we bring you more news about Bruce Jenner, here on in referred to as Jennerfer. Jennerfer has been a huge topic of conversation over the last few weeks with the reveal that he/she is indeed undergoing a gender metamorphosis. After months of speculation following surgery to remove his Adam’s Apple, the former Olympic athlete and Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has finally come out, or his family pushed him out, of  the gender reassignment closet. Rumored to be filming a docu-series for E!, and revealing his/her process in an exclusive Diane Sawyer interview, Jennerfer already had enough emotional stress. Sadly Jennerfer was involved in a fatal car accident in Malibu, along the Pacific Coast Highway Saturday morning. While he/she walked away without a scratch, the Lexus Jennerfer rear-ended was struck by a Hummer when it was pushed into oncoming traffic, killing the driver. According to TMZ police are obtaining a search warrant for Jennerfer’s cellphone to determine if the accident is a result of texting while driving, which is illegal in the state of California. If it is determined that Jennerfer was texting at the time of the accident, he/she could be charged with vehicular manslaughter.


E! Didn’t Botch This One

Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nasiff make quite the team. Photo:

Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nasiff make quite the team. Photo:

It’s been quite a while since I broke my allegiance to Bravo TV. I confess I seldom have the desire (or the time) to venture to other networks and become addicted to more reality shows. When Househusbands get their own gig, however, I simply must check it out.  Throw in plastic surgery and I now am actually looking forward to the show.

Botched (10/9 C on E!) follows The Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Terry Dubrow and former The Real Housewives of Beverly Hillsstar Paul Nasiff as the latest surgical partnership to hit the small screen. With Dubrow’s down to earth pragmatism and Nasiff’s cool with the right amount of cocky, they are The Odd Couple meets Nip Tuck.

The series debuted on Tuesday June 24th, to rave reviews from TBB‘s twitter following.  Though the doctors may have a Houswives pedigree, Botched is no table flipping, cat fighting trainwreck. It’s instead interesting and informative with an appropriate balance of sarcasm and quirk. Nasiff and Dubrow are a plastic surgery A-team that know how to push one another’s buttons as they tackle uniboobs, and collapsed nostrils.

Dubrow specializes in breast reconstruction and Nasiff is the nose-man. Together they assess three potential clients, two with a plastic surgery gone wrong nightmare and one narcissist cum would-be mental patient. The two former get the thumbs up and the latter gets the big reject, which should come with referral to a psychiatrist. Don’t worry, you will get your share of quirk, apparently. Though a robotic looking Ken Doll cosmetic surgery addict and a Chinese comedian (at least I hope that was her excuse for her wardrobe and behavior) were given the boot, one patient who made the cut was whacky reality television veteran and supermodel Janice Dickinson.

Housewives fans will enjoy getting to know these men apart from the women that made them household names. It’s a true testiment to the Mars/Venus theory as we see just how real and calm these men are in their element. The men are blunt with their patients, and Dubrow, the softer of the two, shows genuine care and concern.

I can attest that this is as real as reality tv can get. Last summer I had the pleasure of speaking to Dr. Dubrow by phone before my own plastic surgery. I had last minute questions the week before while my own surgeon was on vacation. Dr. Dubrow listened and gave sound advice. He treated me as if I were his own patient.

On Sunday Botched moved to its regular time after Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Will we see Bruce Jenner on the show? One can only hope! Set your DVRs folks, Botched on E! has my seal of approval!