I admit it. I’ve gotten lazy during this whole Jodi Arias Trial. All I really had to do was put up a daily update and sit back and wait for folks to show up and discuss it to death in the comments. I suspect that a lot of my sources are busy with the trial too because there hasn’t been that much housewives stuff reported to me. To carry on with my lazy reporting, I’m going to do a hodge-podge of housewives updates here. Hopefully, my housewives fans are still out there and haven’t completely given up on me! Click through for the tea on RHONY, RHONJ, RHOM and RHOA.
Let’s start with RHONY. I thought we all agreed here, that Heather, Carole and Ramona were the only three asked back. Those three have been filming for the show, at least the Summer By Bravo commercials. Sonja is in France with her boytoy. Luann is taking anything that comes her way, a cameo on Celebrity Apprentice here, a glimpse of her in other things, there. If there is a camera around she is trying to get in front of it. She would be thrilled to be asked back and would automatically have a better salary than the newer ladies to start with she would just be happy to be invited back. She was not. That leaves Aviva. There was some speculation that the Boston Bombing might have given Aviva a storyline, which she desperately needed, and she was being reconsidered. Perhaps that is true, again, Aviva would take any offer to be back on the show. None of this whole contract deadline nonsense is the least bit believable I don’t have the first source that supports it. It’s just a publicity stunt. Pay it no mind. Or buy into it if you must, but I don’t.
Also in NY, Bethenny Frankel is making the news interviewing with People magazine and going on The Ellen Show. I feel sorry for Bethenny but I don’t think she is doing herself any favors. The general themes she keeps discussing include Bryn as her savior and the reason she is able to get through the divorce. Bryn is three. Her parents are divorcing. Shouldn’t it be the parents getting Bryn through this difficult time? Her other theme is that Jason shined a light on her brokenness and made her feel broken and abnormal. She doesn’t seem to think she is either. It’s like all of that therapy didn’t click with her. Her childhood experiences have damaged her. Rather than try to heal the damage, she has decided that being married to much less damaged man makes her look bad, so she is taking the baby and going home. It’s sad.
I’ve had some RHONJ tea I have been holding on to, I think I may have alluded to it previously, but despite all of the on-camera positivity and light the cast is trying to sell us, things behind the scenes remain the same. Teresa has decided to divert attention away from her marriage by accusing pretty much everyone else’s husband of cheating. We knew at the end of the last season that Melissa is going to be the target for this one. Teresa will be the one to bring out the parentage issue regarding one of Melissa’s children. Personally, I don’t think that should even air. That should be too low even for Bravo. But we shall see. Teresa is also going to accuse Caroline’s husband Albert of cheating. Essentially, Teresa is this season’s shit stirrer and Melissa and Caroline are her targets.
Over on RHOM, the crazy continues. Lisa is still fighting with the city about tearing down her house to rebuild. Things appear to be in legal limbo. In other RHOM news, my friend Lesley Abravanel at the Miami Herald continues to investigate the whole fake wedding of Adriana and Frederic storyline. I was sure I posted about this back in January, but for the life of me I can’t find the link. But Lesley has all the latest tea on that debacle here. It’s juicy, go read it. I love Lesley’s writing style… flaccid finish of the second season…moaning and groaning…spreaders… it’s very 50 shades. Sadly, while Adriana will have the major (fake) storyline, my girl Marysol has been given the dreaded “friend of…” demotion. Pray we still get lots of Mama Elsa. They are filming now.
Finally, I had a baby, it’s a boy. Ha! Not really. Remember the whackadoodle poster that thought I was Phaedra Parks? Well, I’m not. But the real Phaedra had her baby a couple of days ago. The official word is that mom and baby are doing well. I hope that is the case. Still no word on the name. If she goes with another A name, I recommend Amusement. Get it? Amusement Parks? I crack myself up.
So there. I believe that catches us up. If I missed anything juicy, let me know.