When it comes to ratings on Tamara Tattles it was definitely the year of Southern Charm. Thomas and his multiple legal problems, Ashley and her reckless mouth and JD and his bankruptcy and arrest were the top of the list in 2018. Check out the following links before we say goodbye to 2018 and prepare for 2019.
Number Ten: The Luzanne Otte Situation
I know a whole lot more about this situation now, than I did then. I am not at liberty to discuss it. I will share with you some shocking news. Luzanne convinced me to make amends with Patricia Altschul. Now THAT is some tea.
Since I am the last person on earth without a
electronic leash cell phone, I can’t really DO Instagram, nor am I that interested until someone links me to something interesting. Recently, I was sent a screengrab that was not taken by the person sending it to me where Ashley allegedly gave an “all press is good press” response when someone asked her how Thomas was doing in the face of multiple sexual allegations, including rape. These allegations have aired on the local news channels all over Charleston. I can’t imagine I’d be taking selfies and arguing with people on Instagram if my man was being accused of sexual assault and sexual aggression by one or more women. I certainly would not be commenting on the issue, since NBCu has officially told the entire cast not to make any comment while the investigation goes on. So I had to wade through hundreds of comments on her most recent post most of which were about her apparent eating disorder and her treatment of Kathryn. And eventually, I was able to verify that yes, she did actually say that.
Number Eight: Oh Look, Ashley Jacobs Is Having Another Meltdown
I TOTALLY FORGOT THAT Ashley had a meltdown that I exposed her as a troll.
However, Tamara Tattles has been drawn in to her current deep dive into crazy. I mentioned in my post about Luzanne Otte, that I had proof of Ashley trolling her on my site. This blind item drew a LOT of crazy behavior to my site. One of Ashley’s batshit crazy allies started emailing me multiple times a day IN ALL CAPS (a sure sign the crazy is strong) threatening to call the police on me and calling her lawyers (lol, turned out to be her beleaguered husband whose specialty apparently didn’t include the communications decency act of 1996, nor did he know the role of my company’s lawyer and registered agent, but I digress). I really should have posted those email. They were hysterical. But also, Ashley posted in the comments herself under the fake name Melanie O. Not to deny that she was the subject of the blind, but to post crap about Luzanne. I think even the crazy person who emailed me for days realized she was backing the wrong pony in this fight.
Are you starting to see a trend here?
Furthering the trend that y’all love posts about the most vile people, I give you Yolanda Hadid who tried to pretend to be a modeling rep for some aspiring models many of whom were disgusting people. I kind of loved the show myself but it was so bad that Lifetime burned off the last for episodes on a Saturday. My exclusive announcement of the burn off generated a lot more comments but my crappy half-assed episode of the last four episodes generated the most views by far. We all needed to know how the trainwreck ended and no one wanted to get up on a Sunday morning in February to watch it from 10 am until 2 pm. You’re welcome. Plus I DVRed it. TT does not do ten am on a Sunday.
In more,you can’t judge a post’s worthiness by the number of comments news, this post got 38 comments and six figures in views as well. We were all interested in what made Captain Lee cry. BTW I am just a few pages away from the end of Running Against The Tide and I don’t want it to end. (I am working on this post days before posting it). The recap of the show that was not in the top ten got 89 comments and was the highest rated show in Below Deck history topping over 2 million views. I point out this because you guys always ask me to recap some show over another show like say, Catfish that pulls in lots of ratings over time while Bravo shows don’t re-air like MTV’s Catfish does. That show is in a marathon every night. I didn’t get this far with my typos and misspellings without knowing what I am doing. 🙂
Thomas got fired from Southern Charm over all of his sexual allegations and was banned from the reunion. All the drama from last season caused Southern Charm to have seven of the top ten most viewed posts.
Thomas Ravenel and Ashley Jacobs were not the only two people publicly disgraced this year. JD lost his business, his marriage, and has some sexual allegation problems of his own. Turns out he’s not so charming either.
I was able to spoil the entire Southern Charm reunion before it aired this season and had pots and pots of hot tea about all sorts of other things like Dierdre is still employed by Thomas and causing problems. You really need to go see all of this tea if you missed any of the many updates.
Number Two: Remember Phaedra Parks? No? Well She’s Desperate For Your Attention
Well this one is a shocker. I can’t believe this post about Phaedra and Vivica Fox and 50 cent is number two. It must have gotten lots of links from Lip Stick Alley or Redditt.
This one surprises me too. I think we were all just a bit hungry to hear about the custody hearing. The custody battle continues to this day. Kathryn has gone back to court after Thomas was arrested for raping the nanny and news of hush money payments came to light. Apparently the latest news is that Thomas has talked about locking the kids in their rooms at night. Kathryn’s most recent filings refer to Thomas abusing alcohol and prescription drugs. It appears she is asking for full custody of the children and seeking child support. Thomas is fighting it all and especially the child support which for some reason he never wants to pay.
Thanks for a record-breaking year in 2018 On to 2019!