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 His license was revoked for three months and he’ll have to attend a drug and alcohol education class.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!

Tell us: Would you like to see Nene and Kim together again?

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Reality Roundup November 22, 2014

Reality Roundup by Tara Cushing (The Bravo Blonde)

Will Lisa Rinna be the new queen of the Housewives? Source:stylebistro.com

Will Lisa Rinna be the new queen of the Housewives?
Source:stylebistro.com

Ramona Singer and Real Housewives of New York City castmates celebrated in Atlantic City last weekend. The group, which included Bethenny Frankel, whose filmed birthday celebration we reported about last week, hopped aboard a party bus to celebrate the newly single Singer’s birthday.

Countess LuAnn DeLesseps shared a photo on her social media that showed the cast, and an unidentified blonde, lined up on their way to one of my favorite places, The Borgata Casino Hotel. This is the first time the cast was filmed at the Jersey Shore and not their usual weekend playground, the Hamptons. I’ve got three thoughts, who is the unknown woman, I wish I had gone there last weekend, and is Bravo’s cast vacay budget shrinking?

It’s a trend! It seems that Housewife returns aren’t going to stop. The latest name to be dropped as a born again HW is Caroline Manzo. Radar Online reports that with its star Teresa Giudice leaving the land of fur collars for the cell of orange jumpsuits, Bravo execs are trying to get a game plan together for the next season.

A source told Radar that both Caro and Jacqueline Laurita are very good prospects for full time status once again for season 7. One factor is that ratings increased when Jacqueline and Kathy Wakile both returned to the show for small parts during the ratings starved season 6. For those who are wondering if Caroline returning means that Manzo’d With Childen is not, the source told Radar that the spin-off actually “exceeded Bravo’s expectation ratings-wise and they are definitely interested in another season.”  Check out TBB next week when we post a Jacqueline exclusive in which she talks about plans for next season!

How would you feel about a double dose of the Manzo family? If Caroline were to return she would be joining the ranks of her estranged sister, Dina Manzo, and Bethenny Frankel as Housewives who learned the hard way to never say never. Also on that list are Camille Grammer, who called her actor ex Kelsey a “dick” and an “ass” on Watch What Happens Live  on Tuesday, Taylor Armstrong, and Adrienne Maloof. All three women made return appearances on this week’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premiere. How much of them we will see this season? We hope enough to keep it interesting.

While on the topic of The Real Housewives of Beverly HillsE!Online says that everybody’s new favorite 90210-er is going to be Days of Our Lives and Melrose Place alum Lisa Rinna. Rinna, who has several reality series to her credit (Celebrity Apprentice,Dancing with the Stars and Harry Loves Lisa) told E! that filming RHOBH was “was very close to doing Melrose Place without a script in your hand.” Interesting words for “reality”. If any of you have seen the trailer of Lisa tossing a glass of what appears to be wine at Kim Richards, you have to be wondering if a veteran soap star isn’t going to be acting at least a bit. Fellow soap actress Eileen Davidson is also joined the series. Bring on the drama queens! What are your thoughts on actresses on reality television?

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On Beyond Bravo by Lesley Rousso

Can Kathy carry Joan? Photo credit: Getty Images

Can Kathy carry Joan?
Photo credit: Getty Images

Although she hasn’t confirmed it personally, TMZ is reporting that Kathy Griffin will take the place of Joan Rivers on Fashion Police. Reportedly the show will no longer be  airing weekly and will be downsized to only awards shows and special events. Radar Online reports that Griffin was handpicked for the show by Rivers’ daughter Melissa. Do you think Kathy can fill Joan’s shoes?

Radar Online is reporting that Kyle Chrisley, the troubled son of Todd Chrisley, is making claims that his father is in fact gay. The family patriarch’s sexual orientation has been questioned since Chrisley Knows Best began airing due to him being overly flamboyant. Kyle, whom his father says is bipolar, is not the first one to make this claim. A former male employee sued the reality star after he asked him to perform a sex act on him. What are your thoughts on Todd Chrisley?

MTV reality star Diem Brown passed away last Friday after an extremely long battle with cancer. Family and friends payed tribute to her in a memorial service held in Manhattan on Tuesday. Her sister and friends eulogized her and Tricia Yearwood sang. Former The Challenge castmates, including Chris “CT” Tamburello, Diem’s on again off again boyfriend, were also on hand at the 34 year old’s funeral. We send her family love and prayers.

 

We are happy to introduce our new and improved Reality Roundup! We know you are busy and will still offer the same all in one place gossip “cheat sheet”, but we will also give you the option of reading it as the gossip grows during the week. Read now or read later, it’s up to you, but we will have the latest buzz waiting for you when you are ready!

Tell us below what you think of the new Reality Roundup format and any opinions you have on this week’s news!

Let the tongues wag! 

 

TBB Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway 2014

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