Would you look at that?? I found behind-the-scenes parallels between Mob Wives and the Real Housewives. So interesting! By the time this article goes up, Teresa Giudice and hubby Joe Giudice will have had their day in court to request a plea deal, but it seemed prior to today they were a little conflicted on WHAT that plea deal would be.

On The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, we've got two episodes (17 & 18) to catch up on, including that disastrous trip to Puerto Rico and the aftermath. With Mob Wives, it's an explosive season 4 reunion, and I rate Sherri Shepherd opposite Andy Cohen!

UPDATE: Joe and Teresa Giudice have pleaded guilty and their plea has been accepted. Sentencing will be in July. In today's exclusive video below, I detail why there were conflicting stories about the contents of the plea.

Lisa Vanderpump is having issues with everyone. Are they of her own making? Someone else's? I give you MY theory on magazine-gate and how it might just relate to something that happened on RHONY in Morocco. Or the game of Clue. Or both.

Also in Puerto Rico, Brandi Glanville has something to say about Scheana Marie, and even Yolanda Foster jumps in. It brings up a WHOLE gray area about real-life friends and what they do, versus reality show castmate friends and what they do. And don't do. Using examples from various shows and timelines, I explain today how lines can get blurred. And yes, I did think about singing that.

There's always something I have to cut from the episode for time, and this week it was the ear piercing scene where we learn that Taylor Armstrong's little daughter Kennedy is stronger than Kyle Richards and all her daughters put together. Didn't you want to see Kennedy jump from behind a bush and flip the Richards girls during self-defense class? Also, Yolanda and Kim Richards sending their daughters to college. I loved it that Yolanda was concerned with Gigi's professionalism and ability to work while studying, and Kim was concerned with ... glow sticks. And wait, WAIT! I also have to go back and talk about Kim speaking Spanish. I died a little. She proved that she is loopy, lovable Kim. In any language.

Could you believe the Mob Wives reunion? I was fascinated by a few parallels the ladies brought up, proving that whether it's the Housewives or anything else, documentary soap-opera style reality gets made the same way everywhere. I was particularly moved by the argument between Renee Graziano and Natalie Guercio about mean tweeting and their children. Having direct experience with that myself, I break it all down for you in the video. And Drita D'Avanzo. That girl got real. Did you love it?

AND it took me watching a reunion show not hosted by Andy Cohen to realize a few things, and it was amusing. You'll have to tell me whether you agree.

Finally, viewer questions! @NateFame on Twitter, I'm talking to YOU! Please let us know in the comments if you have any trouble viewing the video, and next week "The Real Deal" moves to Wednesdays in order to capture both Atlanta and New York!

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