Wow. Here I thought that this week might be slow due to The Real Housewives of Atlanta being pre-empted by the Super Bowl. Um. No. I've caught up on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as well as continuing to branch out into other programming. This week, I take on Teen Mom 2 and Dance Moms. And of course, the divorce that everyone's talking about. Why have I been silent?
This week I saw a few tried and true behind-the-scenes reality TV strategies. On Beverly Hills, we saw "Compare and Contrast," with Gigi Hadid, daughter of Yolanda Foster, and Kimberly Jackson, daughter of Kim Richards, heading off to college. One took painting, the other painted her body, getting a matching tattoo with her mom. Which would you rather?
We also see the "Event Power Play," with Lisa Vanderpump canceling on Yolanda with literally two minutes to spare -- but in this week's exclusive video below, I discuss why that might be a smart move on Lisa's part for Vanderpump Rules, even if it is mean. On the VPR front, I talk meshing the two shows, and why Lisa would have wanted her SUR waitstaff as far from her Housewives' party as possible. If you want a hint, think "Before and After Reality Stardom."
Another trick I saw this week, and one of the dirtiest ones in the book, I think, is "Turning a Lie Into the Truth." If you want to know what I mean, scroll down and watch!! It's really, really awful.
It's well documented that before I was a Housewife or a Couples Therapy participant, I had never watched reality TV. Ever. So it's with the eyes of a worker, not a viewer, that I'm branching out into other series. This week, I took on Dance Moms, and would you believe I found some common ground between Abby Miller and Lisa Vanderpump?? And oh MY. I saw the new season of Teen Mom 2. What did I think MTV's popular teen pregnancy show did better than the Dance Moms or the Housewives this week?
Finally, I heard you. Many have been asking me to weigh in on the reports of Ramona Singer splitting from Mario. In today's video I explain the path I've chosen there, as well as the implications for the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of New York City. Join me!
Are you surprised by Ramona and Mario's split?
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