A Breakdown Of All The CRAZY Bravo Tea From The Last Week!
We're only two weeks into 2023 and Bravo has already showered us with a plethora of juicy tea. Long-time cast members are exiting their shows and dramatic trailers are dropping all over the place. In the words of Scheana Shay's tragic forearm tattoo: It's All Happening. Considering I only returned in the last few days it seems like the perfect opportunity to break down all the insane news that's gone down in the last week.
Jen Shah's prison sentencing was obviously a hot topic of its own and I'll be digging into SLC's resident elderly scammer next week, so keep your eyes peeled for that!
Lisa Rinna and Diana Jenkins Exit RHOBH
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is expected to start filming in the coming weeks and both Lisa Rinna and Diana Jenkins have announced their exits from the show. In her departure announcement, Diana claimed she was leaving the show to focus on her pregnancy. Obviously, it would be difficult to film one of these shows pregnant, especially when you've had a sad history of miscarriages but Diana wanting us to think she left on her own accord is hilarious. Diana is a one-season wonder who barely showed up for the reunion, so this news isn't exactly surprising.
Lisa Rinna's exit on the other hand is a big deal. This is a classic case of the toxic fans begging for someone to be fired only to turn around and call the show boring once they're no longer on it. Rinna's antics were way too produced and played out during her last few seasons so a Dorinda-esque pause is probably the best thing for her. Hopefully, she can chill out, ignore all the social media bullshit and enjoy her life without the toxicity of the Housewives. Bravo will probably put her on a Girls Trip, make the fans remember why they fell in love with her and bring her back to RHOBH in a few years. It worked for Tamra Judge...
Vanderpump Rules Season 10 Trailer
The last season of Vanderpump Rules was one of the worst seasons in reality TV history but the season ten trailer gives me hope the show can return to its iconic glory days. It sucks that Stassi, Kristen and Jax aren't returning in any capacity but it looks like the existing cast is doing perfectly fine without them.
Tom and Katie's relationship was trainwreck television, so their divorce storyline will be like watching a seven-car pile-up on the freeway. James is drinking again which may be horrible for his relationships, mental health and liver but is amazing for all of us. Raquel also seems to be opening her mouth and/or legs to anyone with an ounce of Bravo fame (eg. Schwartz, Peter and even Garcelle's married son) so it'll definitely be a messy season for the Bambi Eyed Bitch. Everyone is losing their minds in the trailer and I hope it's enough to resurrect the dying show.
RHUGT Season 4 Cast Revealed
Bravo announced the season four cast for The Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip and it's an OG Bravo fan's dream. Brandi Glanville, Vicki Gunvalson, Phaedra Parks and Eva Marcille are all returning for a second season. At first, I thought recycling the same Housewives was a dumb idea but these four are all excellent TV and we should count ourselves lucky we get to have them on our screens for another round. The only sad part of Brandi returning for another "Ex-Wives Club" season is that it means she probably won't be holding a diamond on Beverly Hills which is fucking devastating.
Rounding out the cast we have Gretchen Rossi, Camille Grammer, Caroline Manzo and Louis Vuitton's favourite customer Alex McCord. They haven't even filmed anything yet and I'm already excited to see how Brandi and Gretchen interact or who Vicki decides to team up with and/or scream at. I also can't wait to see Alex and her Herman Munster shoes touch back down on Moroccan soil after her hibernation in Australia. She is truly the wild card of the bunch - and that's saying something.
Kathryn Dennis Leaving Southern Charm
Everyone's favourite Southern redhead is leaving Southern Charm after eight seasons and I can't exactly say I'm shocked. Kathryn Dennis barely showed up for filming last season and allegedly treats the crew members like shit which is a winning combo to not have your contract renewed. For the majority of Southern Charm's run Kathryn has been at the centre of the drama, so much like Lisa Rinna, it will be weird not to have her in the mix. However, if filming is boring I wouldn't be surprised if they throw her in midseason to stir some shit up, it's not like she doesn't need the money. In true Bravo has-been fashion, Kathryn's already created an OnlyFans so hopefully, there are enough pervy guys interested to keep her out of debt.
Phaedra Parks (Allegedly) Joining Married To Medicine
Look, I've never exactly been a Phaedra Parks phan but even I'm excited about this idea. Married To Medicine has slowly been circling the drain in recent seasons so it only makes sense for Phaedra to join the mix and add some shade to the show considering she's now dating a doctor. Shady Phae Phae is extremely private about her relationship and hasn't even posted an Instagram photo with her new man so I don't know if she'd even want to put her relationship on reality television - but we'll see what happens. As long as Kandi Burruss is on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Phaedra will never hold a peach again, so if you're a Phaedra phan, this is the next best thing.
Shannon Beador Dumped By Boyfriend John Janseen
We need a welfare check on Shannon Storms Beador ASAP because if there are two things this woman doesn't handle well it's change and heartbreak. Say what you want about Shannon but at the end of the day, all she wants is to be loved and being dumped by her boyfriend of three and a half years has got to sting. In the above clip, Shannon talks to Jeff Lewis about the breakup and it's heartbreaking to see her cry. Shannon claims she's never loved anyone more than her ex John Janseen (cop that David Beador) and as a 50-something-year-old woman on a reality television show it would be so scary having to start over again.
Apparently, during their final scene together on the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, John told Shannon he wanted to take their relationship to the next level only to break up with her the next week. That is what we call cunt behaviour. I know Shannon is sad at the moment but let's throw her onto season five of RHUGT with Lisa Rinna, Sonja Morgan and a few other party girls to boost her confidence and give her a fun time. Justice for Shannon!
Summer House Season 7 Trailer
It may be winter in the states but February is looking HOT. Not only do we have The Real Housewives of New Jersey and Vanderpump Rules premiering in the same week but now we can add Summer House to the list as well! This season's main feud looks to be between ex-besties Lindsay Hubbard and Danielle Olivera which I'm sure with be both sad and extremely juicy to watch. We also have a couple of newbies and visits from Pillow King Craig Conover, his sex pest friend Kory Keefer from Winter House and everyone's favourite Italian model Andrea Denver. Summer House has really become one of Bravo's top shows and February can't come soon enough!
Out of all the new shows airing in Feb, let me know which ones if any, you want me to recap.
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