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 Bravotv.com, 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 Bravotv.com. 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.

 

Reality Roundup

Bethenny  Frankel shows off her new book and teeny tiny frame. sourde: Bethenny Frankel Facebook

Bethenny Frankel shows off her new book and teeny tiny frame.
source: Bethenny Frankel Facebook

By Lesley Rousso

Happy Sunday! Well, you either love her or you hate her and once again Kim Kardashian has angered people. According to Rumor Fix, Kim compared Keeping Up With The Kardashians to the beloved, iconic I Love Lucy. Kim recently said her show doesn’t get the respect it deserves and because, of the nine spin-offs it spawned, it has more episodes than the 1950’s television legend. Lucy fans were less than impressed, even offended by, the statement.

Speaking of Kim, her stepmother stepfather has raised waxed eyebrows once again. This week Bruce Jenner was spotted sitting in his car in Malibu with fire engine red nails and smoking a cigarette. I’m not sure which is more controversial. The nails were really no surprise but I was blown away that the worlds greatest athlete smokes. The next day we caught up with him again and the polish was gone. Later on in the week, TMZ reported that Bruce is being taunted on the golf course. A couple of hecklers asked Bruce how his d*ck was, possibly suggesting it may not be there much longer. Another guy made fun of his hair and threatened to cut it off. I’m starting to feel sorry for him.

Bethenny Frankel caused a bit of an uproar this week after posting a pic on Facebook where she looks shockingly thin. Many people commented and expressed concern for Bethenny’s health. Guess her brand isn’t named Skinnygirl for nothing. Meanwhile Jason Hoppy, B’s ex and father of daughter Bryn is fighting to keep the four-year-old off of Real Housewives Of New York when B returns. Jason’s attorney will be filing papers quoting Bethenny’s own words about how horrible the show is. Lawyers for both will hash it out in the next few weeks.

Former RHONY star Aviva Drescher is returning to Reality TV. She and husband Reid will appear on the second season of Marriage Boot Camp. US Magazine reports that the two, who both have had previous divorces, are intent on making this one work. The magazine reports that their main problem is Aviva’s self destructive behavior and that Reid is tired of living in her drama. Among the cast of the show, which will premiere in January, are everybody’s favorite Reality Star has-beens Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt.

Last but not least Gia Giudice made her music video debut this week. Gia and her girl group 3KT released their cover of Britney Spears’ hit song Circus. Rumor has it that Teresa Giudice, despite millions in debt and a looming prison sentence for fraudulent finances, splurged $10,000 on the video, which was also paid for by the other parents of the aspiring singers. Radar Online reports that Joe Giudice, who will serve time after his wife, isn’t thrilled about Gia wearing hot pants and a leather bustier and that he thinks the video is too risqué. I think at this moment, that’s the least of Joe’s problems.

Stay tuned tonight for a first look at the new season of Real Housewives of Atlanta at 8, followed by part one of the Real Housewives Of New Jersey reunion at 9, then the  Manzo’d with Children finale at 10, and Watch What Happens live at 11.

On Beyond Bravo

Photo: NY Daily News/Getty images

Photo: NY Daily News/Getty images

By Lesley Rousso

 

Sorry ladies, according to People Magazine, The Voices Adam Levine married model Bahati Prinsloo in Mexico over the weekend.  Guests included Robert Downey Jr. as well as Adam’s Maroon 5 bandmates.  Oddly enough Jonah Hill officiated the ceremony.  Stevie Nicks also was on hand to sing a duet with Adam during the reception.

Us Weekly is reporting that Brody Jenner had a couple of reasons for not attending step-sister Kim Kardashian‘s wedding to rapper Kayne West.  For one, Brody says, it was in Paris, quite far away and Kim didn’t give anyone, including her family, notice until just a few weeks prior. Jenner goes on to say that he’s not at all close with Kanye, and in fact barely knows him.  All of this talk stemmed from Brody attending the nuptials of Kim’s ex boyfriend Reggie Bush last weekend.  Brody explains that he and Reggie have been friends for years.

The Biggest Losers former trainer Jillian Michaels opened up to People about her exit from the NBC show.  Jillian claims that the producers portrayed her as being too tough and weren’t revealing the bonds she shared with her clients.  She also goes on to say that the nasty side of fame was spilling over into her personal life which includes partner Heidi Rhoades and their two children.

VH1 had a few premieres this week which included Candidly Nicole and LeAnn and Eddie.  Candidly stars Nicole Richie goofing around with friends and singer/father Lionel Richie.  I loved it and I think Nicole is hilarious.  This didn’t surprise me, after all I was a big fan of The Simple Life.  LeAnn and Eddie on the other hand can be described in one word.  Boring!  The only thing this show actually does is make LeAnn Rimes look pretty normal and Brandi Glanville look that much more insane. Eddie Cibrian just looks kind of dumb.  Hmm.

Last week ABC‘s Celebrity Wife Swap starred none other than former Bravo Tv housewife Jill Zarin.  Jill swapped places with Blossom star Jenna Van Oy and went to Nashville while Jenna came to the Hamptons.  It was mostly an uneventful show but it did prove one important thing.  Jill is still the same obnoxious person she always was.  One of her lines, and I quote “You’ll see one day, children are overrated.”  Classy Jill, bet that made Ally feel good.

Stay tuned…