Reality Roundup

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NeNe Leakes arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 13, 2013. (Source: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Did NeNe Leakes and Kim Kardashian brawl on Sunday night? Not exactly. However, NeNe sure is beating Kim when it comes to TV ratings! Last year, the Kardashian clan signed a $40 million dollar contract with E! that included a slew of reality show spinoffs of the original Keeping up with the Kardashians. Now, despite tons of publicity surrounding the family- ratings for the various spinoffs have been dragging. The heavily promoted premiere of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami debuted on Sunday night to disappointing ratings, landing less than 2.2 million viewers.

So, why is the Kardashian TV dynasty failing? My guess is that seeing Kim “ugly-cry” for an hour is much less entertaining than the Gone with the Wind Fabulous-ness over in Atlanta! The Real Housewives of Atlanta continues to be the highest rated series of the housewives franchise and continues to bring in over 3.2 million viewers each week!

If you do not read cast members blogs on, you don’t know what you’re missing! All of the housewives update and post weekly blogs after a new episode of their show is aired. This week, NeNe weighed in on the Kenya Moore vs. Phaedra Parks Booty Battle” in her blog:

“Now if I have to choose between a donkey or stallion booty, I will go with a stallion because it just sounds and looks better. But at the end of the day, I don’t want either one of them! The ass I choose is my own. Now may the best ass win! ”

And it seems that being on #TeamNeNe has gotten the stripper turned actress very far! The New Normal actress rubbed elbows with many A-list celebrities last week on the Golden Globes red carpet.


Speaking of asses, will we be seeing any Persian bare behinds in the future? Perhaps! Shahs of Sunset star, Mike Shouhed has announced that he will, in fact, be posing for skin mag, Playgirl.

“I’m very excited to announce that I’ve actually agreed to accept Playgirl’s offer,” Shouhed said on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens LIVE on Sunday. “It took a lot of soul-searching, and a lot of thinking. First of all, I’m flattered because not only am I going to be showing of for Playgirl, but it’s their 40th year birthday and I’m in good company, following in the footsteps of Pierce Brosnan and Brad Pitt.”

So, will it be full frontal? “Listen, it’s a work in progress,” Mike told Andy.

In other Shahs news, Shahs of Sunset star Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi has officially called off her engagement to Omid Kalantar.

“We’re actually in a rocky place. We both jumped the gun a bit, so we’re trying to slow things down,” GG admitted to Wetpaint in a recent interview. “No wedding plans right now. I’m seeing what happens.”

Rachel Zoe (Source: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Polish up those pumps, fashionistas! All new seasons of The Rachel Zoe Project and It’s a Brad, Brad World return this March! Every Wednesday from 9-11:00pm beginning March 6, 2013 Bravo launches “Fashion Night by Bravo”! I die. Included in the lineup is new series, Dukes of Melrose featuring renowned fashion boutique owners Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos.

Dukes of Melrose will follow the duo in the world of vintage couture. “Whether it’s bidding on a classic Balenciaga gown at a Parisian auction or finding a chic Fendi handbag in the closet of the Hollywood elite, Cameron and Christos will go to any length to source the créme de la créme for their demanding clientele. In the series premiere, one of Hollywood’s biggest nights, The Oscars, is fast approaching and Cameron and Christos must make their partnership work to dress the most fashion-forward celebrities.” [via press release from Bravo]

It seems like Tarzan isn’t the only beast Melissa Gorga is fighting off!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, tweeted that she met a baby bear in her driveway on January 24th!

Luckily, Melissa survived unscathed. But will she come out in one-piece by the end of the new season of RHONJ? I guess we will have to wait and see…

Are The Real Housewives of New York City gearing up for season six? Unfortunately, not yet! Filming for the new season of RHONY has been pushed back—for the second time—until late February.

“The entire thing is in disarray,” a source told New York Daily News. “They were told one date and it didn’t happen. The last season ended in October and they were told to keep February onwards free. They’ve been waiting weeks to get story lines and plot out the season, but nobody’s called.”

“They are going crazy. They call the network every day demanding answers,” the insider continued.

While the cast has yet to be officially announced, our guess is that season six is likely to have no cast changes.

Adrienne Maloof and Sean Stewart spotted on January 20, 2013 at Crustacean Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. (Source:

Which Beverly Hills housewife was spotted kissing a 32-year-old guy? None other than the ever-so-fabulous Adrienne Maloof! People magazine reports that a source recently spotted Adrienne and Sean Stewart, the son of legendary singer Rod Stewart, locking lips outside of a popular Beverly Hills restaurant. Although Adrienne and Sean’s relationship is casual, it is certainly official! The fling “started as a business relationship and now we’re casually dating — it’s casual, real casual,” the 51-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star told People. “He understands my world, the entertainment industry and being a public figure.”

“I’m a modern business woman — I don’t think of age,” the mother of three told the mag.

Sean is no stranger to reality television. Sean first appeared on the reality series, Sons of Hollywood followed by a stint on season 2 of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Adrienne said that Sean’s past struggles with substance abuse, including the use of heroin came “…when he was a young kid… He’s been clean and sober for years.”

Adrienne and ex-husband, surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif reached a divorce settlement agreement in late 2012.

Tell us, is age really “just a number”?

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Drew’s View- Shahs of Sunset

Think you have enough gold?  Think you have enough diamonds?  Well, think again, because you obviously haven’t met the new Shahs of Sunset.  Back for its second season, Ryan Seacrest’s show follows six rich Persians as they work, play, and throw daggers all over Tehrangeles.  Already 3 episodes in, I can tell this season will focus more on businesses and relationships than season one.

Asa Soltan Rahmati is, as she claims, a Persian Pop- Priestess.  She’s a well-known singer in the Arab community and fully embraces her heritage.  Her distinct wardrobe revolves around gold, bold colors, and Bohemian clothes.  She’s a true gypsy.  She and GG have some beef, but will Asa let this picayune fight interfere with her Diamond Water business?  Let’s hope not!

Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi is a feisty 30 year old who “works” with her sister promoting their new business, GG’s Extensions.  It’s clear that GG has some anger management issues to work out (For instance, she threatened to cut her pregnant sister’s face off).  Will GG’s immature attitude lead her to become this show’s Danielle Staub, or will she fight through the verbal attacks?  PS, congrats to GG on her recent engagement to Omid Kalantari (she announced the news on Dec. 9 on WWHL)!

Mercedes “MJ” Javid tries to balance her nightlife with her job as a real estate agent.  Last season, we saw MJ blackout in Las Vegas and throw up in a club (my favorite scene of the season) but this season, MJ seems to be more focused on clearing her head.  Her critical mother is affecting MJ’s emotions and now, MJ is stuck between sticking up for GG or sticking with friend of 20+ years, Reza.  We just saw Reza walk out of a conversation with MJ in episode 3; will their friendship self-destruct?

Openly gay Reza Farahan keeps the atmosphere light with his witty comebacks.  He’s a successful real estate agent with a luxurious lifestyle to keep.  On camera, he’s hilarious, but no one is more comedic in side interviews than he is!  Some obsessed fan will definitely publish a book on Reza’s quotes (possibly me)!  Even though he views MJ as his sister, she is failing as a business partner, and Mike is slowly stepping into the equation.  How will Reza balance his business, his personal life, and his friendship with GG in season 2?

Mike Shouhed is an ambitious commercial real estate agent with an eye on girls, money, and fights.  Has he found love with Jessica?  The two had their date documented, a cuter moment on the show.  After GG’s fight at Solati’s pool party, Mike is shifting himself away from her.  Now, he’s stuck as the mediator between MJ and Reza.  Mike, can you save the group from falling apart like Danity Kane?

Newcomer Lilly Ghalichi is the real Persian Barbie.  She’s thin, she’s rich, she’s hot, and she’s fabulous.  She’s a licensed attorney in California but likes designing sexy bikinis instead.  This Louboutin-rocking designer has already wound up in some drama with MJ!  They had a pretty awkward dinner on episode 3, but Lilly just smiled and kept her cool.  I’m excited to see how much brawn this attractive star has.  We know she’s got the brains, but will she get physical at all this season?

I am EXTREMELY excited for this season of Shahs.  I rewatched last season three times because it was fabulous, but I know things will be different this year, especially with a newbie in the crew.  I wish I was as glamorous as these stars, but I’m sure I’ll learn a few tips from them.  For Christmas, I need gold.  LOTS of gold.  Oh, and a puppy.  #ShahsTips