That Housewife Guy: Over and Out– Top 5 Real Housewives Meltdowns

The TBB Reality Crew– Brent, Lesley, & Tara

For years Bravo’s The Real Housewives series has made us laugh, cry, and even a little angry at times. For the past few years I have had the pleasure of watching, writing about, meeting, and socializing with many of the Real Housewives.

Five years ago, I was convinced by a friend and her mother to put my unapologetically truthful verbal commentary about the series into writing. Since then, life has taken me down an unimaginable path. There are no words sufficient enough to describe the wonderful experiences I have had as “That Housewife Guy”. From running my own website, to writing for major media outlets, to finally joining forces with TBBReality. However, after 5 years as “That Housewife Guy”, I have decided to retire. While I’ve cherished each and every minute of my time, I must move forward. Life is about constant change and growth. Being thankful for your past, hopeful for your future, and always embracing the present moment you’re in.

Being a part of #TeamTBB has been an amazing opportunity that I am blessed to have been given. Tara—thank you for all of your support and direction in my more recent years. I’ve had a blast working with you. Lesley—thank you for being such a great teammate. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and finally meeting you! And to you, our readers— thank you for your active participation and kind words. We do this for you!

All the best,

That Housewife Guy– Brent.

Here are some of my top 5 Real Housewives Meltdowns from over the years:

 5. Wine Toss

After an entire season of brash between Tamra Barney and Jeana Keough on The Real Housewives of Orange County, the two dueled it out in a game of wine toss. After serving Jeana with a Cease and Desist Order, Tamra tossed a glass of wine in Jeana’s face. In retaliation, Jeana attempted to throw a glass of wine back at Tamra; however, she missed and wet an innocent partygoer. It was the classiest thrown down in Real Housewives history.

4. Stretched Thin

More heartbreaking than ridiculous, the stretch-limo fight between The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Kim and Kyle Richards brought true reality into the the series. After Kim accused her sister Kyle of stealing her house, Kyle revealed to the world that her sister is an alcoholic.

3. Square Tits

Like most friendships on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, the odd relationship between Danielle Staub and Kim G. ended in a brawl. After discovering that Kim G. had been sharing information with Danielle’s enemies (Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice), Danielle confronted Kim G. over a lunch outing. The conversation quickly went south and ended with napkin throwing and square tit accusations.

2. Unbeweaveable

 After trying to break up an argument between her Real Housewives of Atlanta co-stars NeNe Leakes got caught in the middle as Sheree Whitfield tried to tear off Kim Zolciak’s wig.

1. Flipping Out

It’s the be all end all of Real Housewives meltdowns. After The infamous table flip gets high marks for being an iconic moment of the Real Housewives franchise and the explosive scene that launched the first season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

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Kathy Wakile Shows Her Sweet Side

imageAs many of you know I love to cook, especially bake. It’s a skill I learned very young and I’m always looking to expand my culinary knowledge. So when Kathy Wakile announced she would be publishing some of her recipes for the magnificent bite sized treats she’s always showcasing on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, I made a note on my mental wish list. I mean, I have had this woman’s cannolis at more than one event and they literally are to die for!

The book, Indulge (St. Martin’s Press) recently released and the Wakiles, yes Richie is by his wife’s side every step of the way, are on a book tour. On September 11th they held a book signing event at Books and Greetings in Northvale, NJ. Kathy answered questions from fans and foodies, along with one nervous newlywed who claims she can’t cook beyond Easy Mac. Kathy assured her that there are recipes for cooks at every level in Indulge (which she wrote with Miriam Harris).

Broken into reimagecipes by season, so that we can use the freshest and most abundant ingredients, Indulge is a treat in itself with vibrant photos of food and family. In the audience was Kathy’s own niece, who had driven over an hour to surprise her aunt who she fondly remembers with the 80’s big hair and a “lip phone”. As Kathy said to me, cooking for others is the fastest way to “make people happy.”  I believe the beautifully bound Indulge will help bakers of all abilities make many people happy…but don’t go looking for the cannoli recipe…as sweet as Kathy is, she’s still smart about her business. Read on to find out what else she told me…

 

TBB: How many recipes are in the book?

KW: There are over 75 recipes in the book. I didn’t count them, but I know there’s over 75.

TBB: Which one is your absolute favorite and why?

KW: You know, that’s like asking me which on of my kids is my favorite (laughs). I’m only kidding! I think the lemon tiramisu or the lemon cheescake are really my favorites taste wise, just because I love lemon, but there’s a really sentimentel one, and it’s called Figs In a Basket. It has a lot of sentimental significance to me.

TBB: Because…

KW: …because the day after Rich and I got engaged my mother and father invited his family over for dinner. At that point our families didn’t know eachother really well and my parents spoke with an accent and his parents spoke with a different accent. After the dinner was over we all went out to the deck and my father presented my in-laws this big basket of figs and their eyes just lit up like “these people are just like us.” There was this mediterranean commonality. It meant so much. It was the best harvest we’ve ever had with the figs. After that (my father) planted (figs) in their yard too. It was just a really nice day.

TBB: How long did the process of writing Indulge take?

KW: Over a year, a long long year. It took a lot of time.

TBB: You have such a passion for baking, any cooking shows in the works?

KW:  You never know, you never know! I am working on some things right now so we’ll see what happens!

TBB: What recipe should beginning bakers try first?

KW: I think the apple crumble is just the perfect thing for a beginner to do and if you don’t like apples and you want to substitute it with peach that will work too.

TBB: Have you been watching the new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey?

KW: Yeah, I’ve been watching.

TBB: What are your feelings on the new cast members?

KW: I haven’t gotten a chance to get to know Amber (Marchese) too well, I only filmed with her a little bit but Nicole (Napolitano) and Teresa (Aprea) I got to know and I like them, they’re a lot of fun. I honestly think it’s hard when you’re invested in a previous cast and their families. It’s hard being the new kid on the block, being the new kid at school, and I feel for them because I was the new kid at school too but I think they’re a lot of fun.

TBB: I have to ask, has your other famous cookbook writing cousin congratulated you yet?

KW: No, no comment.

***Stay tuned to TBB as we will be testing one of Kathy’s recipes!…Ok probably more than one!

Reality Roundup

Nene Leakes,  Diddy, Naomi Campbell source:rollingout.com

Nene Leakes, Diddy, Naomi Campbell
source:rollingout.com

Can you believe it’s Sunday again? I feel like I was just here yesterday, maybe because there’s so much news that happened over the past week, the time has flown! Let’s start not with Housewives, but with house pimps…are Ryan Serhant and Fredrik Eklund working on a million dollar friendship? The Million Dollar Listing New York stars and rivals have been spending much more time together. The pair, along with their siginificant others, have been hitting the event circuit and posting pictures to their Instagram accounts.

The agents are currently filming their fourth season along with Luis Ortiz. Serhant, who mugged with Ortiz just the other night in a photo he captioned, “I’m making this photo black and white because it’s classic. #lastnight #neverforget #getready #SEASON4 ,” has more than just the new season to celebrate. He recently made his movie debut. Last week he traveled to Toronto for the premiere of While We’re Young, a film starring Ben Stiller. Rumor has it that Ryan, who used to star on As The World Turns, is the movie’s runaway star, but he’s not ready to leave real estate.

Perhaps Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa and Joe Giudice should give Ryan a call. The couple, who await sentencing for multiple counts of financial fraud, have reportedly put their sprawling Towaco New Jersey mansion on the market. Earlier this week TMZ broke the news that the property has been listed for $3.99M . That’s a lot of change! I’m wondering if the new owner gets to keep the chickens.

If social climbing were a sport Nene Leakes would be wearing gold. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star was in New York for NYFW last week hanging out with Naomi Campbell and Diddy. Never modest, the soon to be Broadway star, took to social media to brag about it:

“About last night! So my girl @iamnaomicampbell calls me up & say ‘let’s hit the town darling’ (in my Naomi voice LOL) she scoops me up from my hotel and the rest is history! No I think the rest is a movie LOL! Love her. This is how you do fashion week #thecatsmeow.”

If anyone can get away with name dropping it’s Nene, or can she? What do you think?

While Nene is hanging out with A-listers, one of her Atlanta co-stars is hanging out with the O-list, as in offenders. Apollo Nida reported to serve his jail sentence on Thursday according to TMZ. Wednesday the estranged husband of Housewife Phaedra Parks failed to turn himself in and reportedly had a “meltdown” at the home he still shares with Parks. Allegedly the couple fought over finances.

On Thursday Nida took to Twitter and Instagram to thank those who have supported him. Parks’ publicist took to the media outlets to say, “This situation has put a tremendous strain on Phaedra and her family, and she is working hard to bring back a sense of normalcy to everyone’s lives.”

Last week we reported the speculation that actress-singer Demetria McKinney (Devious Maids, Tyler Perry’s House of Pain) had joined the cast of RHOA, but in an interview with Enstarz.com McKinney neither confirms or denies the rumors. Stating that she has “a lot of friends on that franchise”, she was elusive as to why she’s been seen partying with the HW‘s, specifically on what was a recent cast trip to Puerto Rico.

Last but not least, Victoria Gotti, mob daughter and now RHONJ pot-stirrer, has denied some threatening tweets being aimed at Amber Marchese. In a statement to her fans Gotti made it clear that the threatening posts were not aimed at Amber, though she had previously been angry with her. New speculation is that the threats could be aimed at Rino and Teresa Aprea. The couple has accused Gotti of fame seeking by bringing to the show a very scandalous story about  Rino Aprea having an affair with Teresa’s mother many years ago. Rino, Teresa, and twin sister Nicole Napolitano vehemently deny the rumor.

Do you believe Victoria’s story?

Share with us your thoughts on this week’s stories as well as last week’s episodes!

 

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