Heart Walk on Behalf of Lynn Hudson
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What New Jersey Housewives Should have Learned
The housewives franchises aren’t in their infancy any more. NY is in their 5th season, NJ their fourth, and OC is in their whopping 7th season. You would think the housewives knew how to play the game by now – but they make the same mistakes. Again and again.
10. Don’t ask viewers to pick sides; they may not pick your side
Jill Zarin played this game and lost – remember Team Jill versus Team Ramona? Team Jill versus Team Bethenny? You would think that Caroline Manzo would have figured out that no one wins when lines are drawn in the sand. Perhaps her early success alienating Danielle Staub led her to think she could turn viewers against Teresa. It’s one thing to get the other cast members to pick sides – and a very different thing to get viewers on your side.
9. Don’t hold cast mates to higher standards than you hold yourself
Countess LuAnn is a prime example of this – always lecturing her cast mates on how they should behave while oblivious to her own behavior. Caroline Manzo has fallen into the same trap. What is it about wanting to give advice no one has asked for? Caroline has plenty to say about Jacqueline’s daughter Ashlee – but thinks her three children walk on water. She throws Teresa’s family problems in her face – but has huge issues getting along with her own siblings. Viewers aren’t stupid, and they know Caroline is being a hypocrite.
8a. Don’t spill cast mates secrets’
No one likes a snitch. LuAnn is considered one of the biggest snakes in housewife history because of the way she is continually throwing her cast mates under the bus. Take St. Barths for example. When Ramona and Sonja were trying to dodge Aviva’s questions about whether Reid was welcome or not – LuAnn made things worse by telling Aviva what had been said the night before. Caroline Manzo is falling into the same trap with Teresa – telling Melissa and Kathy all the nasty things Teresa has said about them over the years. Snitches never come across well, and Caroline should have know that she wouldn’t win viewer support by outing Teresa’s venting.
8b. Don’t spread stories in the press about your cast mates
One of the many reasons viewers turned on Jill Zarin was that she’d run to the Huff Post or Page Six to annihilate her cast mates. Bravo even made it part of the story line in Season Two. Adrienne Maloof accused Lisa Vanderpump of the same thing – only without proof her accusations fell flat and Lisa turned it around by accusing Adrienne of doing the same thing – through the help of her chef – Bernie. Brandi took this to a new level by outing Adrienne every time she tried it during the filming of BH this year. Teresa did the same thing to her cast mates – and they were furious. For Teresa it was all about money – or that’s how Joe Giudice made it sound when he told Chris Laurita that Jacqueline should have taken the $50,000 offered to her to tell Teresa’s secrets. But it’s not cool.
7. If you make a mistake – own it
Ramona Singer sets the example for this one. Sometimes it seems like Ramona busts into a room and offends everyone. But just as you start to get frustrated with her – she recognizes what she’s doing and makes it better. Brandi Glamville is another one who can make it work by owning her mistakes. There is very little “owning it” with the New Jersey crew. They are all finger pointers and seemingly oblivious to their own shortcomings. Teresa is probably the biggest example of this, and surrounds herself with people that tell her what she wants to hear.
6. Don’t let your jealousy show
Many of the franchises have a break out star. Bethenny Frankel, Lisa Vanderpump, NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak, Teresa Guidice. Some people have the “it” factor – and others don’t. You can’t force it, and if you try to hard you come off looking like a fool. NeNe and Kim have found a way to co-exist on Atlanta – with both bringing home huge paychecks. Adrienne Maloof tried to bring Lisa Vanderpump down, and only ended up bringing herself down. Melissa Gorga is rumored to have joined New Jersey because she wanted to be a bigger star than her sister-in-law Teresa. She needs to stop worrying about Teresa and concentrate on herself. The scenes where all she talks about is Teresa are getting old.
5. Don’t ask people to read between the lines or tell them they’d understand if they knew all the details
Be honest with viewers. Don’t make up lies about why you’re mad. Jill Zarin was seething that Bethenny got a spin off and left her behind – but she blamed Bethenny for not being a good enough friend when Bobby went through his cancer surgery. It didn’t add up for viewers. Aviva’s reaction to Ramonja in St. Barths was over the top. Jacqueline feeling like Teresa should confide in her more didn’t explain the end of their friendship. The comments in Teresa’s cookbook couldn’t have been the cause of Caroline’s anger. Jacqueline writes long rambling blogs that say nothing. Caroline tells us to read between the lines – but no cares enough to do that. Just tell us why you’re so mad – and maybe we’ll understand. If we don’t get it the first time, don’t try to explain it again. Chances are we don’t care.
4. Viewers have short memories. Don’t expect them to hold your grudge
Grudges are never good in the housewife world. Viewers like it when people make up and alliances shift. In New York it was clear that things had to be shaken up because the alliances weren’t shifting – which led to a massive cast replacement. NeNe and Kim have figured it out in Atlanta – and give viewer a little hope that they might be friends again – at some point in time. Caroline is probably the best at holding a grudge of any of the housewives – and it seems like when she says she’s done – she’s done. That leaves very little room for things to change – which means the producers may have to shake up New Jersey. At the end of the day you’ve been hired to do a job and entertain viewers. Drama is okay – but toxicity isn’t. You have to be ready to move on and pretend you don’t care.
3. Don’t be a mean girl
Watch what you say in the blogs, on twitter, and in your talking head interviews – because no one likes a mean girl. Hire a ghost writer to pen your blogs. Ghost writers won’t have the emotional attachment to the situation, and will be able to get the points across succinctly. Teresa wins big points for this. Twitter meltdown are never good. Lauren Manzo, Melissa Gorga, Ashlee Holmes, and Jacqueline Laurita have problems with this and should stay off twitter. LuAnn manages to keep her tweets and blogs high level and light – which helps buffer her snake like personality.
2. Snark – use humor to get your point across
Bethenny and Carol have this down to an art. Snarky one liners and observations work well in the housewife world because while no one likes a mean girl, a Pollyanna is boring. You can snark in your talking heads – but you should do it selectively. Both Bethenny and Carol use LuAnn as their target – building off viewers frustrations with the Countess. None of the New Jersey crew know how to snark. They come off as whiny and humorless.
1. Viewers gravitate toward the underdog. If you ever find yourself the underdog. Embrace it. Don’t fight back too hard
Bethenny knows this better than anyone. Bethenny Frankel fell into the underdog role during Season 3 of New York. Her father’s death, high risk pregnancy, and all out attack from Jill Zarin caused cast mates Ramona Singer and Alex McCord and viewers to form a protective circle around her. Alex McCord was also the underdog – but decided to fight back rather than embrace underdog status. It wasn’t a good fit – and made viewers uncomfortable. Lisa Vanderpump was forewarned by Brandi Glamville that an attack was coming at her reunion. She allowed her cast mates to get in their digs before shutting it down. Teresa went into the NJ reunion the underdog. It will be curious to see how she played her hand.
New Jersey worked this season – because it was all about shifting alliances. Now that viewers know the cast members have been in a stalemate for the last year, it’s hard to see where it will go from here. The reunion could have been an opportunity to mend fences and move forward. It doesn’t sound like that happened. You think they would have learned after New York – but it doesn’t seem like it.
Dina Manzo Updates and Dina’s Party – Season 2 Episode 3 – Dina Manzo throws a whimsical Anniversary Party by NoMoreDrama
This is Season 2 of Dina’s Party – the show Dina landed after she left/was fired from Bravo’s housewives. Rumors are swirling that Dina will be back on Housewives of New Jersey next year now that she’s in a feud with sister Caroline Manzo. Bravo even has a tribute to Dina on their website – 10 reasons to love Dina Manzo. This has Andy’s fingerprints all over it. Some of the reasons they chose:
Dina thinks a great fundraiser involves wearing wigs, and we couldn’t agree more.
No. 4 – Her Boobs are Too Big for Tennis
That’s our kind of athlete.
? Really ?
No. 3 – Her Demanding Expectations
Qualifications for being Dina’s Personal Assistant:
1. Must love cats
2. Willing to buy tampons
3. Happy to receive payment in the form of hugs
No. 2 – Her Great One Liners
“I don’t know if she wants to be me, or skin me and wear me like last year’s Versace.”
No. 1 – She’s Giggy’s Mother-in-Law
Dina brought together two of the most powerful Housewives families through the union of Giggy and Grandma Wrinkles– the Vanderpumps and the Manzos. Get this woman a Nobel Peace Prize!
I find this ode to Dina pretty strange. If feels like Bravo is wooing her back. _________________________________
Dina’s Party is a much better fit for Dina – who claims to be zen. The show typically has gentle drama – will the furniture arrive on time sort of thing – but nothing toxic.
This episode Dina is asked to throw a 15th Anniversary party for Ileana and Angelo Cascio. It’s never clear on this show who pays for the party – the producers or the clients. I suspect the producers, because Dina always gives the client a big surprise that they can keep after the party decorations are taken down. This time it is a new bedroom inspired by a hotel room – so that they can have a get-away in their house. Dina tells us not to skimp on the bed and bedding – because we spend much of our lives in the bedroom – recharging – among other things (said with a wink).
Much of the show is like a giant craft project, as Dina’s crew strings together fake flowers, frames pictures the clients have taken (Dina claims this is instant art), and over decorates the living/dining rooms in yellow roses, and more yellow roses. Outside they create a giant tent inspired by Twilight complete with wisteria and moss and chandeliers.
The show must pay for all of this as the client is always happy. This couple is no exception, as they break down in tears and can barely get through their vows. Dina’s final surprise for them – a giant yellow chicken. I kid you not. Dina had noticed a chicken in their wedding photos – and decided it must be important to the couple. The show ends with everyone dancing with the chicken. You can’t make this stuff up.
Tacky, over the top, but drama free. Would Dina give this up to be a housewife again?
On Thursday Dina tweeted this message: “Can’t wait to see my little muffin goddaughter for her Birthday today @teresa_giudice it’s been too long!”
And then yesterday, “Look at her belly… Happy birthday little princess!” with the picture of little Audriana.
I think this is a clear message to her family that she’s on Team Teresa and she doesn’t care if the world knows it. I wonder when they’ll be signing contracts for S5 of RHONJ. Should be interesting.
Real Housewives of Miami Cast Blogs by I Don’t Believe in Unicorns
Lea Black’s blog was the first one I read and I was a bit nervous seeing the seven pages as to what I might be in for. Luckily most of the housewives didn’t have much to say. Lea is kinda sorta like Carole with her blogging. Very creative and almost poetic at times. I’ll attempt to do it justice but I must say out of all of them, it is worth the read if you dare to visit the Bravo site.
After watching the first episode of the new and improved Real Housewives of Miami, I just had to wonder — are we all that different really? Do we all view the world that differently, or is it just more comfortable to talk in clichés? Are we more used to criticizing than complimenting? Are we in the habit of looking for what’s wrong or looking for what’s right in the world we live in?
After reading all of the other ladies blogs, I thought the same about all the cliches used. I can tell you what’s wrong with my world right now in one word… Bravo. May even be an epidemic.
Miami was showcased in all of its grandeur — the sexiest city on earth and magnificent beyond description — or was that just the visual I saw? So while listening to some of the girls describe it as “full of jealous people” (sometimes true), “people will walk all over you” (stilettos and all) ,”the rich are always trying to undo you” ( I guess when they’re not counting their money or polishing their diamonds,) “it’s smoke and mirrors” (hidden amongst the white beaches, the blue skies, and the skyline of over-the-top architectural buildings), and, of course, “everyone’s a recovering alcoholic” (or chilled out on Xanax — Xanax is the new booze). And is that the “old Miami” that should just shrivel up and cry, or “move over?” After all, the old Miami is now the new Miami, I hear. It just made me think maybe I do live in a state of non-reality reality. Oh never mind, that would be a Housewives show?
You heard it from a real housewife herself, Lea Black!
Obviously we will all disagree on everything all of time — so when in doubt, just believe me. As you know by now, I can deal with a lot, but “I can’t deal with stupid.”
Good thing she’s not on RHoNJ.
If you aren’t confused by now, don’t worry, you will be within the next few weeks. I’m still trying to figure it all out. I guess when you mix all those different cultures, add in love and romance, and did someone say “jealousy” when describing Miami? Well seems like the perfect storm could become a hurricane? Wonder who this hurricane will be named after? I think we are up to the “I”s now, as in Hurricane Isaac that hit a couple of weeks ago — doesn’t K and R (as in Rodolfo, mystery man who?) come after “I”? Some people are just unlucky with the alphabet I guess. Gotta blame it on something, because everyone’s right in this scenario, or so I’ve been told… It’s complicated.
Sounds downright ominous.
Lea then has several paragraphs with her own cute, little description of each housewife. I don’t think I’ll include any of them. I don’t want to be accused of snubbing anyone and it’s way too soon for me to show favoritism… I don’t know them well enough and we all know we can’t get a good impression from one measly episode. And I slept through most of season one… yawn.
And we have seen some Emmy-award-winning crocodile-tear moments. Oh, the sagas of the real life housewife — or not really housewife but maybe someday a housewife? Does it matter? It’s all so fun to watch, housewife, non-housewife, does anyone really care? Translation: the new housewife is any woman with a house (apartment, car, garage, a beach or a party) filled with drama. And if you’re hot and sexy, well that makes you a super housewife. Then there’s the super-duper housewives (I’ll just let you think about that one).
I have a few guesses about who she’s referring to as the super-duper housewives.
Hope you liked Episode 1. And if I left anyone out — I’ve been known to snub you know — don’t take it personally. Enjoy the calm, it doesn’t last for long. They don’t refer to the Miami heat just because of the weather, the hurricanes which don’t always include rain, and the mosquitoes really bite, those pesky little mosquitoes, I have names for a few of them. (Just kidding. Not.)
I had to go back and count, but Lea didn’t snub anyone. Not in this blog anyway. Although she may have dropped a few hints on who she thinks those pesky little mosquitoes are… you know, if you read between the lines.
So I hoisted myself off the recliner and moseyed on over to the computer room at the retirement village to write this, my first RHOM blog. I am happy to report that I did not break a hip in the process. Now, let’s put this “older woman” jab into perspective shall we? First, let me say that the age disparity between Karent and I can hardly be described as a generation gap, regardless (or in Karent-speak “irregardless”) of what anyone says.
Funny. I must admit however that I missed the comment or somehow blocked it out. I’m sensitive to those “older woman” comments.
In my tender years I have managed to become a lawyer, an author, a chef, build a successful practice, enjoy a 20-plus year marriage, and, most importantly, be a mom to two extraordinary young women. If every smile or every tear I shed in the process contributed to an unfilled, un-botoxed line here or there, then I welcome them. They are badges of honor earned throughout a very fulfilling lifetime. I would say Karent has some catching up to do, wouldn’t you?
Normally such boasting would make me ill but I get she said it to make a point. I can only approximate Ana’s age but I think she looks great. I read some of the comments and many say that she actually looks younger than Karent. I agree.
There have been numerous questions about my “unorthodox” relationship with Robert. I suppose for those who have suffered through an ugly divorce, our situation is not the norm. The truth is that our separation was a very mutual and well thought out decision. It was not triggered or caused by any third party or scandal. It was a sad decision fueled by the realization that while we loved each very much, the relationship had evolved into a strong friendship — the kind of affection you have for a sibling. We decided that we were both too young to hang it up in the love and passion department – so here we are, still struggling with the aftermath of our decision but continuing to forge ahead in a positive and caring manner for the sake of Kati and Beba, who are everything to us.
It’s a shame her relationship with Robert is referred to as “unorthodox.” Personally, I think more divorced couples, especially those with children, should aspire to maintain a respectful, caring relationship. We often hear “for the sake of the children” yet many obviously don’t know what that means or even worse, don’t care. Even if their children are older, they didn’t stop being parents. There isn’t an age when you should stop setting a good example for your children.
Ana promises drama, intrigue and surprises. I don’t think this season of Miami is going to be boring. That’s a good thing, right?
Adriana De Moura
Welcome back to Miami! I’m so thrilled to be able to say that to all the viewers out there!
Adriana really said nothing in her blog… Here’s a sample.
What is there but a dream? This season we dared to dream, and we dreamt big and fierce. In fact, we did more than dream, we actually realized our dreams of showing the city we love and live in as it should be shown. In this season Miami becomes the main character in which we all work hard, play harder, fall in love, break up, fight, and make up.
She thanked the fans and Bravo and promised that this season is much more exciting, i.e. better scripted perhaps or masterfully edited? What are the chances Bravo got it right this time? I’m holding out hope… at least it CAN’T be worse than Jersey… can it? NAH
I really can’t wait to show you all that went on, but also would like to say that I’m filled with gratitude towards all the fans and who believed in us and for Bravo who had the vision to see that inside the cocoon was a beautiful butterfly — Miami! And I promise you that this new season of Miami will not disappoint!
She also spoke about a roller coaster of emotions and drama, and to hold tight and buckle up… and let me add cross your fingers.
I’m so excited to be back again participating in the second season of The Real Housewives of Miami.
Mama and I have so much fun filming together, and it is such a wonderful bonding experience.
Really? A bonding experience? Hear that TeJoGu and MeJoGo? I’m waiting… waiting… didn’t think so.
If you were a viewer last season, by now you know my husband Philippe and I have separated.
This has been a very difficult and painful period in my life, which will unfold as the season progresses.
This seems to be a real housewives mantra. I do feel badly for her, but she was very unsure about getting married if I recall correctly
You have now met our sweet little dog Napoleon, who we adopted from the Humane Society. Napoleon is very mischievous and loves the rattle of a bottle of pills so much so that he intoxicated himself and fell asleep in the closet.
Huh? First, it’s weird that this would put a dog to sleep but what I want to know is who is sitting there rattling bottles of pills enough to unknowingly put a dog to sleep?
In the final scene of the show, you all see Mama Elsa collapse at an event. Mother was overwhelmed with the crowd and the heat. She had spent several days not eating, because she was so upset about Napoleon being missing.
Me thinks Mama Elsa may have been the one “rattling” the bottles of pills. I’m just glad to hear she’s okay.
Haha let’s begin with the Ocean Drive shoot. I agreed to the shoot, because I was told it was a cover. If I was offered an editorial, I probably still would have agreed to do it (as I have done numerous editorials over the years and have nothing against them), but the fact that I was tricked into it made it unacceptable, and I wasn’t going to just sit there and go on with the shoot pretending everything is great and dandy.
I can’t say I know much about the modeling world, okay, I don’t know anything about the modeling world. While Joanna acted like quite the diva I can understand her being angry about not getting what she was promised. I believe she is the first housewife who really is the supermodel she claims to be so she’s used to getting things done HER way… however…
That being said, I love Ocean Drive, and both the covers I did with them are some of my favorites. I am very grateful to Ocean Drive, because if it wasn’t for my first cover, I might have never met my fiancé, Romain Zago, as he is the one that organized my cover party at Mynt, and that was the night we fell in love.
…she has a strange way of showing that she’s grateful. How much can she really love her fiance? My first impression was that she wasn’t capable of loving anyone but herself. She doesn’t need him anyway. There are men lining up to be with her. I am just getting to know these ladies, so could I be wrong about this seemingly selfish woman?
For those that haven’t followed my career over the last 10 years and are meeting me for the first time on the show, I am a huge animal lover/activist. I am always rooting for the underdog, especially when they are defenseless and voiceless. Animals need humans to protect them, since they can’t fend for themselves... …My dream is to have my own animal sanctuary together with a therapy center for underprivileged and sick kids, where the kids and animals can heal each other and be away from reality for a few hours every day and be happy.
Then the clouds parted and the angels sang. I surprisingly discovered I LOVE Joanna Krupa! After all, she doesn’t put up with nonsense because she had to work the hard way to get where she is… as she said, she doesn’t have a sex tape, or a rich daddy, or a wealthy husband to tend to her every whim. She explains how her protests got the Kardashian’s store in Calabasas closed down for lying and selling fur. I will bet that THIS “supermodel” won’t change her mind tomorrow and decide it’s okay to wear fur yet still claim that she supports PETA.
Always remember: treat others as you want to be treated…
I’m just hoping she practices what she preaches.
After watching this first episode, I felt excited to see what the fans think and who they will gravitate towards. Perception is reality, and this is reality TV!
Wow, that’s deep. And it’s about as deep as she gets in her two short paragraphs blog.
I am so pleased that my family life came through on the screen, as my family (my parents especially) are extremely important to me.
Is she talking about the scene where she and her boyfriend (or is he her fiance?) was talking inappropriately while eating breakfast with her parents?
I want fans to see me as a real person who stands for many causes. That’s why I agreed to be a part of The Real Housewives of Miami.
Blah blah blah – that’s what they all say.
As far as my castmates, I have formed some wonderful friendships and, well, didn’t with a few others. But that’s life and reality.
Here she is talking about reality again… is she trying to convince us?
This has been a crazy, wild ride and some of it was bumpy, while some of it was very exhilarating. From my personal life and relationship to my social and professional life, all limits were tested. All I hope is that this first episode gives viewers a peak into my life. I hope they stay along with me through the entire season!
I would like to start my blog this first episode by thanking all of the fans of the show for your prayers, love, and support this past year. Your love and support made it easier for me to make the decision to come back, along with the fact that God blessed us with Frankie’s miraculous recovery. My reality and my life this time around is very different from Season 1, and for that matter very different from the other ladies’ lives in Season 2. I couldn’t see the girls as much, because my day-to-day routine is filled with, first and foremost, Frankie’s therapies — physical, occupational, and speech in the mornings; aqua therapy and music therapy in the afternoons; all while trying to integrate myself back into the magazine and my life at home with Peter and Herman. I had been totally withdrawn and consumed for six months while at the hospital with Frankie and at the rehabilitation facility in Atlanta.
I’m glad Alexia came back. For one reason, I liked her last season and it also means that her son is doing well. It sounds like she had a rough six months plus but hopefully things are getting back to normal for her.
I was excited to see the new girls and the “original” ones as well. I had kept in touch with and seen Marysol, Ana, Lea, and Adriana. I knew Karent socially and was very surprised with her cold greeting, but was even more surprised that she showed up with Rodolfo and that Rodolfo didn’t know Ana.
Sounds like Karent might be the quintessential villain, or at least one of them. Bets anyone?
It’s the beginning of a new journey and beautiful friendships! (Or not?) One of my favorite things in life is meeting new and interesting people and experiencing new things, so being introduced to a new social circle of so many talented, strong, beautiful women was exciting for me. (Although I already knew Adriana and Joanna, who are both fabulous.)
I do believe that Miami RHs have more beautiful and successful women than all the other franchises. Ironically, it’s Lisa herself who is the only one who’s only claim to fame that I know of is being married to an apparently successful plastic surgeon.
We are definitely spoiled living in Miami; the weather is beautiful, the people are sexy, and there is no shortage of fabulous things to do and see. I of course am very blessed to have such a wonderful husband in my life, who also happened to be my best friend.
I wonder if he would be her best friend if he wasn’t a wealthy successful plastic surgeon. After all, she did admit that that’s exactly what she wanted to do with her life… marry a plastic surgeon. I doubt he was her best friend before he was a wealthy plastic surgeon.
My husband brought me the great news about our Star Island home, and I was super excited. Many people asked why we wanted to move, since our home was already so beautiful.
I love decorating and my husband’s second passion besides his career as a plastic surgeon is the building and the construction process.
Isn’t that what he does as a plastic surgeon? Build and construct?
My housekeeper/assistant, Daysy, is very dear to me. Not only does she work for me, we have become friends. She is truly an amazing, loyal, and genuine person, who really cares about me and my husband. It’s rare to meet people in life who are so selfless and want the best for others… …Daysy had expressed to me she was very unhappy with how she looked, and didn’t feel comfortable with her body. I discussed this with my husband and decided that he would do her surgery for her. All we asked is that she became healthier before surgery and tried to lose some of the weight on her own. Diet and exercise coupled with surgery is ideal if you want to truly get the best results. Being the fitness and health enthusiast that I am, I volunteered to help her do that. Needless to say she’s ecstatic and excited for her new body.
Diet and exercise is for disciplined, hard working, ambitious people who like to read. Guess not everyone can just prove they’re lazy and depressed, get a lap band and call it a day.
So much happened that night at the Smith and Wollensky event with Elsa fainting (thankfully she’s OK!), tension between the other women, and Marta crying. I quickly came to the conclusion that I would never be bored in this group.
“Tension,” crying,” “I would never be bored in this group.” All sound like warnings to me.
Housewife News – BB and NoMoreDrama
Caroline Manzo spoke to US Weekly about season four of Real Housewives of New Jersey. “I feel really good — so unburdened,” she said after taping a heated reunion special. “This was a very ugly season for me; every week I watched and got more and more upset because I didn’t like who I was, but I had to say what I needed to say.” It’s good to hear Caroline say she didn’t like who she was on Season Four -because many viewers found it difficult to watch as she got more and more bitter. Hopefully she’s in a better place now and can move on.
Looks like Bethenny Frankel isn’t the only (former) housewife) with her sights set on a talk show. NeNe Leakes wants everyone to know that she’d like one too. Could NeNe Leakes Be The Second Housewife to Score a Talk Show?
In a September 11th Q and A with the New York Post, NeNe says, “Whatever the topic is, I feel I could talk about anything. Politics, men, money, shoes . . . anything. I wouldn’t want to do a ‘Maury Povich’ show. Baby daddy! Who’s your daddy? Who’s your mama? I wouldn’t want to do that kind of show.” She went on to say she caught Bethenny Frankel’s talk show and thought she did a wonderful job. When asked if they did an all-star “Housewives” edition, who would she like to see on it, she answered “I would probably do me, Bethenny, I like Jill Zarin even though she’s not there. I think she is everything of New York City. Her accent and everything is just great. I would probably grab Gretchen [Rossi] from “Orange County,” Teresa from “New Jersey,” and we could work it out.” For more of the interview: Click here
OC Housewives News
Vicki Gunvalson. WetPaint.com interviewed the OC housewife on September 6, where she talks about how excited she is about becoming a grandma in a few weeks and her current relationships with castemates and current boyfriend. She’s not sure what her relationship is with Gretchen and Slade, but calls Tamra a hateful person. She says her relationship with Brooks Ayers was damaged by the all the negativity, but they are still dating and she’s happy and not going to worry about what people think anymore. She is also launching a new business venture, Vicki’s Vodka (just what the public needs, another brand of Vodka). At the time of the interview, she was still in talks about coming back for Season 8 of the Real Housewives of the OC. For more of the interview: Click here
Gretchen Rossi. On September 11, Gretchen told WetPaint.com she has been asked back for Season 8, she hopes she’ll be back, and they’re still in the middle of negotiations. Gretchen also heard Bravo will be adding a new housewife next season. She doesn’t talk to Alexis Bellino at all and she and Vicki Gunvalson are just whatever. She’s still close to Tamra Barney and Heather Dubrow. I guess nothing’s changed since the season 7 reunion. For more on what’s going on with Gretchen and Slade: Click here
On the WWHL aftershow – Andy Cohen talks about why they made the decision to renew Miami – and starts to talk about DC but gets cut off by a viewer. Watch it here
The Posche Fashion Showdown – Who’s Responsible?
In the next two episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, we finally get to see what goes down during the Posche Fashion Show from a year ago when Angelo Vrohidis, former manager of Lookers, a gentlemen’s club, makes an appearance and supposedly all hell breaks loose. Back on November 16, 2011, in an exclusive interview with allabouttrh, Mr. Vrohidis alleges Melissa Gorga was a dancer at Lookers for less than a year, despite her claim that she only bartended there. Mr. Vrohidis further states he did not know Teresa Guidice prior to meeting her in a hair salon and telling her he used to work with her sister-in-law. He claims Teresa was very shocked and defensive of Melissa saying “Listen, don’t talk about my family like that.” To read the entire interview: click here
Polls (thank you WCW and BB for the NJ Poll Questions)