Dorit Kemsley: Becoming a Kim Kardashian Lookalike???

Fans know that Dorit Kemsley has some incredible looks, stunning even her fellow Housewives with her sense of style.

But one of her latest looks has fans wondering if she’s trying to morph into Kim Kardashian.

So, a few days ago, Dorit took to Instagram to share her look.

She was engaging in a round of video conference calls, a habit that is not going away as the pandemic worsens in most parts of the country.

“On Tuesdays, we zoom,” Dorit tagged the photo, making a delightful Mean Girls reference. Here, you can see the pic for yourself.

Dorit may be excited to reveal the new product lineup for her Beverly Beach swimwear line, but she was alsready sampling some of the brand’s bronzer.

It was her hair — flawlessly straightened — and the makeup look that she was sporting that caught people’s eyes.

To them, it seemed less like Beverly Hills and more like a look you’d find 40 minutes away in Calabasas, if you catch our meaning.

“You’re starting to look like a Kardashian,” commented one fan.

Shining, almost absurdly healthy hair falling perfectly straight despite having body and a touch of volume is often associated with the Kardashians — at this length, particularly with Kim.

“Seriously thought it was Kim K 2.0 for a second,” another confessed.

“Kim Kardashian Kemsley is that you ????” another commenter jokingly asked.

Another quipped: “Who are you and what have you done to Dorit?!”

“I’m not kidding, I had to check the name and make sure I wasn’t following Kim Kardashian,” someone who likely has face blindness of some sort confessed.

Others chimed in to support Dorit emotionally, as if she were an insecure 15-year-old and not a 44-year-old woman with an estimated net worth of $50 million.

“Be yourself! You are gorgeous without makeup,” wrote one fan, who then insisted: “The Kardashian look is not a good one.”

I’m not saying that all of the Kardashians are necessarily the embodiment of human perfection, but “the Kardashian look” has made their family worth 10 figures.

“Gorgeous but you don’t look like yourself anymore,” another commenter observed, taking a bit of a critical tone.

“You were gorgeous already,” another fan insisted. 

“Please don’t change anymore. You are too beautiful to pull of a kardashian look,” yet another demanded.

To be clear, literally all that Dorit did was straighten her hair and lightly tweak her face’s makeup, with a little added emphasis to her eyelashes.

When you go on television with a specific look, you are not signing a pact to always have tha tlook, whether it’s Dorit’s very intense and tight ponytails or her scrunched up shoulder-length bobs.

The Kardashians have had the gall to try to trademark a number of things, but straightened hair is not one of them. Not yet.

Dorit can change up her looks if she wants to.

Fans are certainly allowed to offer feedback, but sometimes fans who see someone on television and on their phones can cross boundaries and forget that, well, famous people don’t know them.

We’re sure that Dorit will be just fine despite the backlash … if she ever even saw those comments in the first place.

Yazan Abo Horira Kicked Out of Home, Loses Job Over Brittany Banks

On this week’s 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way, we learned how much Yazan lost over his family’s disapproval with Brittany.

Watch in this clip as he discusses how he lost his home and job over his refusal to end the engagement.

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“Since Tiffany went back to America, I’ve been going through some difficult times,” Yazan tells the camera.

He continues, admitting: “I don’t know what to do.”

For this reason, he goes to visit his friend, Mohammed, on Season 2, Episode 16 of 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way.

Yazan abo horira maybe shes lying to me

“After Brittany left, I sat down with my father,” Yazan relates to his friend.

“We sat down,” he describes, “and he started talking about Brittany.”

Yazan continues, grimly revealing: “He said he is not accepting of the whole marriage.”

Yazan abo horira ive been going through some difficult times

“He doesn’t want it,” Yazan laments. “He started asking about social media.”

See, one of Yazan’s relatives scoured through Brittany’s social media history and found perfectly normal photos of her wearing things like bikinis and halter tops.

Though clothing like that exists in Jordan, too, it is clearly considered scandalous by Yazan’s deeply conservative family.

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Instead of just asserting that it’s Brittany’s body to show off however she sees fit and that the photos are tame and not unusual, Yazan argues a different case.

“Those are old pictures, Mohammed,” Yazan notes.

“He started telling me that she’s playing with me,” he shares, “she doesn’t want to marry me.”

Yazan abo horira he started asking about social media

Of Yazan’s family, he adds: “They feel that she is just lying to me.”

While it’s true that Brittany is lying to Yazan, she wasn’t lying about her desire to marry him. 

It’s just that her living her life is unthinkable to Yazan’s conservative dad.

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But Yazan’s father told him that if he still wants to marry Brittany, he can no longer work for him at the fish market.

He also kicked Yazan out of the house.

Yazan lost his home and his job and Brittany has no idea that it even happened.

Yazan abo horira father threatens to literally murder him

“I spent the first night at my uncle’s,” Yazan reveals. “After that, I had to stay on the street for two days.”

“Then I rented an apartment and looked for work,” Yazan shares with his friend Mohammed.

“I don’t talk to anyone,” he adds. “I spend time alone. I swear, Mohammed, this has been the most difficult, truly the most difficult time I’ve been through.”

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Ultimately, Mohammed and Yazan agree that Yazan is the only one making sacrifices in their relationship.

This is not the case, of course, but it matches the story that Yazan shared.

Where they disagree is what to do about it. Mohammed suggests that Yazan dump Brittany. Yazan counters that he is madly in love with her.

Sometimes, love isn’t enough, and Yazan and Brittany have both deceived each other in ways that should be dealbreakers.

Additionally, the way that Yazan spoke to Brittany on the first night of her arrival, all by itself, should have been the end of this relationship. Unfortunately, it was not.

But we know that we can’t make relationship decisions for Brittany or for Yazan. Sadly, Yazan’s parents don’t seem to have gotten that memo.

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Tori Spelling: I’m FINALLY Joining The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills!

First fans wondered if Kris Jenner would join RHOBH, then rumor said that Caitlyn Jenner might receive a diamond.

Those were just rumors. It is now reported that Tori Spelling is joining the cast … and she won’t be alone!

Dorit Kemsley’s husband already spilled the return of Dorit, of Kyle Richards, Erika Jayne, Lisa Rinna, and Garcelle Beauvais.

A report has since claimed that Kathy Hilton will appear on Season 11 in a “friend” role.

That much is no surprise. The same cannot be said of Tori Spelling’s alleged casting. (After all, Bravo has not officially confirmed anything)

Celeb Magazine reports that an inside source has revealed that Tori will be getting a temporary diamond.

“Tori spelling is doing [RHOBH] with her mom, [Candy Spelling],” the insider dishes.

Perhaps unfairly, some of us cannot help but wonder if Candy was the make-or-break part of this.

“People who have followed Tori know her relationship with her mom has been contentious for many years,” the source notes.

“Kathy Hilton – Kyle Richards‘ and [Kim Richards]‘ sister- is also expected to join,” the insider adds.

“And,” the insider reveals, “she has some issues with Candy as well.”

It is unclear what issues may be at play between Kathy and Candy.

That said, Kathy it seems will be part of the season through Kyle.

“Tori is expected to join in a similar vein to Kathy,” the source says, adding “specifically as a friend of the Housewives.”

The insider reveals: “Tori is also expected to come on as Kyle’s friend.”

Now, it is truly no surprise that Tori would agree to have a role on the show.

In fact, rumor has it that she has been making deliberate efforts towards becoming a Real Housewife.

Instead of shading Tori about her infamous desperation, we’ll focus on the facts.

In 2018, Tori hired Teddi Mellencamp to be her “accountability coach.”

Allegedly, this was part of a long-term scheme to acquire a “Friend” role through Teddi and to then become a full-time cast member.

That’s a pretty smart plan.

There are just a couple of problems with it.

You may have already spotted at least one of them.

First and foremost, Teddi is no longer part of the series. Tori was trying to climb out of the water by grabbing a sinking boat.

Second of all, that whole “accountability coach” thing is the reason that many of Teddi’s former fans now dislike or even despise her.

As you may recall, she was accused by former clients and by doctors of running a dangerous starvation diet scheme fueled by bullying and a cult-like atmosphere.

When your “business” is compared to NXIVM’s DOS cult, you either have some unfairly bad PR or … you have some extremely fairly bad PR.

So no, Teddi is not a ladder that anyone can climb to Housewife status. She’s no longer on the show.

Presumably, she’s busy dividing her time between caring for her baby and, one imagines, yelling at a woman for eating an unapproved apple and demanding more photos of the woman’s body.

Tori has in the past denied pursuing the role, apologetically saying that she was “too nice” for the role.

Of course, every time that Tori denies casting rumors, she also happens to lay out what a huge fan of the show she is and her close friendships with multiple stars.

However, Erika Jayne has pushed for Tori’s casting as recently as this past summer, declaring that Tori embodied many things about Beverly Hills. Well, she certainly helps people remember the area code.

Braunwyn Windham-Burke Shades Kelly Dodd Marriage: WHO CARES?!

On the Season 5 premiere of RHOC, Braunwyn Windham-Burke admitted her alcoholism. It was an intense confession.

These days, she is sober, explaining rumors of a marital split, and mocking Kelly Dodd’s marriage to Rick Leventhal.

Braunwyn is 256 days sober. But alcohol isn’t the only thing that you won’t find in her house.

She and her husband, Sean Burke, are not living together.

But as you can see in the video that we have included, Braunwyn explains that they’re not separated — they are “redefining what marriage means.”

Showing off her spacious closet in her sprawling home, Braunwyn says “No one’s allowed in here. Just me!”

Braunwyn is living the dream, and says of Sean: “I love him drearly, we haven’t gotten along this well in a long time.”

She adds that they are “not following the old, antiquated rules anymore.” And she’s not just talking about living apart.

They have an open marriage — with a caveat. Braunwyn explains that the marriage is open to “hot girls” only.

“We’re finding a new normal. We’re renegotiating the terms of the contract when it comes to our marriage, for sure,” Braunwyn states.

She then affirms: “We are [and] we will be married forever. We have one hundred percent faith we are going to raise our kids and grandkids together.”

“That being said, do we have to fall into the social norms that everyone else does? No,” Braunwyn wisely notes.

“We’re doing it our own way,” she adds. “Like I said, [it’s a] modern marriage.”

There have been rumors that she and Sean were preparing for divorce — rumors fueled in part by some vague social media posts that Braunwyn made earlier this year.

Their new set-up, however, seems to be working.

Not only is she wisely rejecting things that should be optional — like cohabitation and monogamy — it has done more than just save their marriage.

Braunwyn confides that this current arrangement means that time spent with Sean is more enjoyable and meaningful.

As we mentioned, Braunwyn is 256 days sober — or was at the time of this interview. For that, we offer our heartfelt congratulations.

She does acknowledge that she is uncertain if she will be on the next season of The Real Housewives of Orange County.

The reason for her uncertainty is that … well, to put it bluntly, she is not currently on speaking terms with any of her castmates.

At first, she implies that some of them are merely uncomfortable with her sobriety journey, which is a very polite way of putting it.

However, you can see that there is clearly further drama behind Braunwyn’s polite smile.

Some of it, at least, she likely cannot spoil because the season has scarcely begun.

But when Kelly Dodd’s wedding to Rick Leventhal comes up, Braunwyn is asked how she feels about missing such a major life event.

Braunwyn’s amazing reply is: “I mean … it’s her third wedding. Is that really monumental?”

You don’t act like a friend’s third wedding is no big deal because you’re not hanging out with them quite as much. Something downright ugly must have gone down. Juicy!

Braunwyn windham burke shades kelly dodd marriage who cares

Kim Kardashian: O.J. Simpson Called My Mom from Jail!

For decades, the Kardashians have been haunted by O.J. Simpson’s connections to their family

Now, Kim is opening up about how his infamous trial tore apart their obviously broken family.

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman is an interview series on Netflix.

Season 3 will drop on October 21, featuring interviews with Robert Downey Jr., Dave Chappelle, Lizzo, and Kim Kardashian.

Though we will not be able to see the full coverage until later this week, we already know what Kim discusses with the late night TV legend.

David Letterman and Kim Kardashian promo image for Netflix

She admits to David that the O.J. Simpson trial “tore her family apart.”

Kris was good friends with the late Nicole Brown Simpson. Robert was part of O.J.’s defense team.

Naturally, this set her parents at odds in ways that impacted her and her siblings then and continue to resonate with them to this day.

“The week before that happened,” Kim says of the horrific murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, “we were all in Mexico together at a family trip, the Simpsons and us.”

“Then this happening was kind of unimaginable,” she expresses.

In 1994, O.J. was a widely beloved figure among sports fans. For many others, the first that we ever heard of him was after the murders. For Kim … the Simpsons were like family.

Kim shares that O.J. reached out to Kris from behind bars. 

This split the adults in her life down the middle.

“Then having your dad take one side and your mom take the complete opposite side,” she recalls.

“I mean, I remember answering the phone,” Kim describes.

“It was dinnertime and we were all sitting down,” she shares, “and I answered the phone and it was a call from jail.”

That would be awkward for any child — and Kim would have been only 13 or 14 at the time. When the case is famous, being caught in the middle can be downright traumatic.

“It was OJ, and I handed my mom the phone because he wanted to speak to her,” Kim narrates.

“I just remember them getting into it,” she says, referring to Robert defending O.J. while Kris wanted justice for her murdered friend.

Kim adds: “My mom was extremely vocal on her feelings.”

Kim also shares that the infamous court case “kind of tore our family apart I’d say for the whole time of the trial.”

Tragically, O.J. was acquitted of all murder charges.

Kris, like everyone else with a functioning brain, was horrified at this miscarriage of justice.

“[Kris] believed that, you know, her friend was murdered by him,” Kim explains, “and that was really traumatising for her.”

She continues: “And then we’d go to my dad’s house and it was a whole other situation there.”

Kim describes: “It would be like [OJ’s lawyers] Johnnie Cochran, Bob Shapiro, my dad, like the whole team.”

At the time, being children, the Kardashian sisters felt tugged in both directions.

“So we really didn’t know what to believe or whose side to take as kids,” Kim recalls.

She continues by explaining: “because we didn’t want to hurt one of our parents’ feelings.”

“My dad took us to court one day with him and he took us out of school and didn’t tell my mom,” Kim shares.

“And,” she continues, “I remember my mom was sitting with Nicole’s parents and Kourtney and I were sitting right behind OJ.”

“And we look over at my mom and she’s like giving us this death stare like, ‘What are you doing out of school? What are you doing here?’” Kim describes.

Kim continues the anecdote: “And Kourtney and I were like, ‘Just look straight. Do not look at mom.'”

While there may be times when courtroom experience is important for children, it is wildly inappropriate for one parent to unilaterally use their children to visually endorse someone like O.J.

That said, in Kim’s case, it gave her a taste of what court is like. She is currently studying to be an attorney.

90 Day Fiance The Other Way: Yazan Gave Up EVERYTHING for Brittany

90 Day Fiance: The Other Way is not holding back when it comes to Season 2 drama.

On Episode 16, we see Ariela undergo her emergency C-section.

The friction between Ariela and Biniyam’s fundamental disagreements isn’t going away, however, even as she recovers from surgery.

Armando and Kenneth see how Armando’s family is reacting to their engagement news, especially little Hannah.

Tim and Melyza sleep together for the first time since he arrived. It was great … and then everything goes downhill.

Deavan and Jihoon are settling into their new apartment and looking to finally have a real wedding.

Brittany speaks to her family about the situation, omitting some key details so that they won’t worry. They’re worried anyway.

Meanwhile Yazan’s family has turned his life upside down. He has lost everything for Brittany, he reveals.

1. Ariela Weinberg and Biniyam Shibre

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Ariela went in for a normal ultrasound only to find out that she would have to undergo a C-section that very day. It is absolute nightmare fodder. With Biniyam there for emotional support, she also calls her family. Her mom, Janice, assures her that it will be okay, that the family will come out to see her, and that she cannot wait to meet her grandbaby.

2. But obviously, she’s still frightened

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Giving birth is frightening and painful enough on the due date. A C-section is major surgery, which always carries risks, and Ariela is understandably overwhelmed.

3. Biniyam gets weird

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He shares that his family and community have taught him that a natural vaginal birth is somehow more pure or loving than a C-section and that it helps the mother and child bond. This is not an Ethiopia-only mindset; you can find plenty of people spewing insulting brainrotten nonsense in the US, too. Delivery methods have nothing to do with how much a mother loves her child.

4. Dude, no

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Biniyam also thinks that having surgery is less painful??? Just because you’re asleep for it doesn’t mean that they are not cutting through the wall of your abdominal muscles and then slitting open your uterus to remove a whole baby. It’s giving birth — there’s no fun or easy option.

5. Ariela is having such a hard time

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She has to stop crying and shifting so that they can put her under. Oh this was so hard to watch. Like, you wish that her mom could just teleport there to hold her hand.

6. Finally, she was under

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Obviously, we didn’t see the gruesome details of the surgery. It might have done Biniyam good to see it, to be honest.

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Armando Rubio’s Mom Doesn’t Want to Attend His Wedding to Kenneth Niedermeier

We watched Armando announce his engagement to his family on this week’s 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way.

Now it’s time for him to talk about wedding plans with his mother … and it’s not going well.

Oh no. This looks awkward and painful.

In this sneak peek for Sunday’s new 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way, Armando Rubio has a seat with his mother to do as she asked.

She told him that she wanted him to talk to her first about things, so that’s what he’s doing about wedding plans with his fiance, Kenneth Niedermeier.

“Tell me the truth. Were you surprised when I told you we got engaged?” Armando asks his mother.

She admits: “I was surprised because I didn’t expect it.”

“You didn’t even hint about it,” she accused.

“I told you, I am your mother,” she reminded him. “You must always tell me things first.”

It is clear to Armando and to viewers that this has less to do with the surprise and more to do with the fact that it’s a surprise related to Armando’s sexuality.

This is a painful moment, but Armando’s not hiding how he feels about it.

“I can tell my mom’s not thrilled still about hearing that Kenny and I are engaged,” Armando sadly shares to the camera.

“Her telling me that she would have preferred I told her in private shows me that she’s still struggling with it,” he observes.

Heartbreakingly, Armando adds: “I think in some ways maybe she feels embarrassed that I’m gay.”

“She needs to learn how to accept me without worrying what anybody says, thinks, or who is around,” Armando correctly emphasizes to the camera.

Armando came out to his family early this season, but it was not the first time.

He had previously been outed to his family — by his late ex-wife, no less — but was then forced back into the closet. No one should have to live a lie.

When Armando begins to speak to his mother about his and Kenneth’s plans for a wedding, she reacts with astonishment.

Apparently, she imagined that if they were married, they would simply fill out paperwork and be done with it.

Translation: she had hoped that it would be something easy to hide and not something that she or others might have to either attend or decline attending.

“We want to celebrate it,” Armando says as he for some reason finds himself having to explain the concept of weddings, like his mother is new to the concept.

“Like any other couple when they love each other and they get married,” he continues.

Armando then states, again as if speaking to a preschooler instead of a grandmother who is familiar with the concept: “It’s a very important day.”

Armando then has to ask multiple times if she will attend her own son’s wedding.

“I want it to be a happy day,” Armando emphasizes..

“I want to have full support from you and from and the family,” he explains, “So I can feel complete.” In this sneak peek, she does not give a verbal answer.

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Kendall Jenner EXPLODES at Corey Gamble on KUWTK: Don’t F–king Yell at Me!

The fallout from last week’s sisterly brawl between Kendall and Kylie continued on KUWTK.

But this time, Kendall was taking her mom’s boyfriend to task for his role in the fight.

Last week, Corey Gamble was caught between Scylla and Charybdis … that is, between Kendall and Kylie.

The absurd sisterly spat (They are both grown adults! One of them is a mom!) was as heated as it was juvenile, and Corey waded into the fray.

This week, Corey extended the olive branch … only to get an earful from Kendall

Kris was preoccupied by the brawl between her two youngest daughters.

To keep her mind off of things, Corey accompanied her to Karina Smirnoff’s dance studio, where she would learn the tango from DWTS pros Artem Chigvintsev and Cheryl Burke.

But as the lesson begin, Corey got a call back from Kendall, whom he had previously tried to contact.

Corey was calling to invote Kendall to attend a sports game with him, announcing that he has “the best seats.”

Kendall said that she has plans … but she did want to talk to him about what went down in Palm Springs.

“I’m definitely not cool with how everything went down,” Kendall expressed to Corey.

Kendall confronted him over the phone: “I feel like you were the adult in the situation and you handled it very badly.”

“I understand,” Corey replied, protesting “but that was you and Kylie doing that.”

“You wanted me out of the car,’ Kendall challenged him, referring to how she had to leave the vehicle and was not able to return home at that time.

“You guys were yelling at me,” Kendall reminded him.

Corey countered: “Kendall, y’all was goin’ on for five minutes before I even opened my mouth.”

“You had already called her names,” he accused, “and you had already…”

Kendall countered that she had not called anyone names, ading: “I just know what you were trying to do!”

“No, no, no, you thought,” Corey fired back.

He told her: “You was in your mind, like you always are!”

Corey insisted that neither he nor anyone else was against Kendall, which did not sit right with her.

“You said ”F–k you” to my face,” Kendall recalled.

She challenged him: “You can’t even say, ‘I’m sorry.'”

Speaking to the confessional camera, Kendall lamented that Corey was just trying to deflect to avoid conflict with Kris.

“I just don’t know how to feel about that,’ Kendall admitted.

She then expressed: “It doesn’t make me feel nice.”

“Let me tell you one thing,” Corey blurted out.

He told her: “Kendall, you’ve been a rude person for years, man.”

“You’re an a–hole when you feel like it,” Corey accused. “You get riled up for no reason.”

“What did you call me now?’ Kendall bristled.

“No, no, no, no, I’m about to tell you the truth about how you are,’ Corey insisted.

“You don’t apologize for nothing,” he spat. “You get into one thing, now you got something to run and harp on… yeah, you trippin.”

“Just because I don’t kiss your ass doesn’t mean I’m an a–hole,” Kendall countered. “It just means I don’t f–k with you.”

“‘Kiss my ass?’ Corey demanded. “I don’t need nobody kissing my ass. What the hell are you talking about?”

Kendall told him that he had behaved like “a f–king bystander” and allowed “this whole thing happen!”

‘I was just trying to make sure you were straight, man,’ Corey insisted.

“That was it,” he added. “You don’t even know what you’re talking about.”

“The way it was handled was really just wrong,” Kendall told him. So much for that olive branch.

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Kelly Dodd Boycott: Fans Shun Real Housewives of OC Premiere, Ratings Tank!

The Season 15 premiere of RHOC was actually pretty good, culminating in a tearful confession from Braunwyn Windham-Burke.

But a nosedive in ratings has Bravo scratching their heads. Do viewers miss Vicki and Tamra, or do they just hate Kelly Dodd?

Season 15 of The Real Housewives of Orange County premiered this week, and the ratings were, to put it bluntly, bad.

Since Season 6, only one episode of the show has had lower viewership … and it was Part 1 of the Reunion for Season 14.

Ratings and how they are compared are complicated, so we’ll lay it all out for you, with all of Season 14’s ratings for context.

RHOC Season 14 ratings

For comparison’s sake, here are the numbers:

The Season 14 premiere had 1.42 million viewers.

The (pre-reunion) Season 14 finale episode had 1.24 million.

The very last episode of that season, Part 3 of the Reunion, had 1.03 million viewers.

RHOC Season 15 season premiere ratings

With the obligatory caveat that the TV landscape is different these days, and all ratings decline over time:

The premiere of RHOC Season 15 brought in 1.05 million viewers.

If you look at the dropoff from 1.24 million to 1.05, it doesn’t look like that hefty of a loss, especially in 2020.

As we said, it’s a weird time for television.

And if you compare Part 3 of Season 14’s Reunion special to the Season 15 premiere, viewership actually goes up a little – 1.03 to 1.05.

But we don’t look at season premieres and season finales through the same lens.

With rare exceptions, you expect more people to tune in for a season premiere, conventional wisdom saying that they either lost interest or have resolved to “catch up” later.

Most of the time, when measuring the health of an ongoing series, you compare season premieres to season premiere.

Doing that with Season 14 and Season 15, you witness a drop of 370,000 viewers.

Basically, like the population of a large American city, vanishing from one season to the next.

There is always a chance that some of these viewers will return as the season goes on, catching up or remembering that it’s on.

But at the moment, it looks like a solid percentage of people have just … lost interest in viewing one of Bravo’s flagship series.

Why? Where do we begin …

The most obvious difference between Season 14 and Season 15 is that, for the very first time, Vicki Gunvalson is not part of the cast.

She is the OG of the OC. She has been part of this franchise since its inception.

And she’s not the only one who’s gone. Tamra Judge, after 12 years on the show, also took her leave after turning down Bravo’s insulting “Friend” offer.

A lot of people have grown to actively hate Vicki and Tamra over the years, and were on social media (and even in their mentions) celebrating their departure from the show.

But it may be that even more fans are sad to see them go and aren’t invested in watching what the show is like without them.

Whether we’re talking about politics or TV ratings, it’s so important to remember that social media does not reflect how the broader world feels.

Vicki has been a mainstay on the series, and it may turn out that dropping an OG from the show was a mistake.

Few of us can imagine RHONY without Kyle Richards. And we have no idea what RHOA will look like without NeNe Leakes.

However, though there is much to be said about Vicki and Tamra, maybe this ratings slump has less to do with what’s missing … and more to do with who’s still there.

Kelly Dodd has spent 2020 lashing out at fans, followers, and countless others, signaling her malice again and again on social media.

She said that the COVID-19 pandemic was “God’s way of thinning the herd” as Americans died in hospital hallways.

She mocked the death toll, told outright lies about the virus, made false comparisons to the flu, and spread dangerous misinformation about COVID and masks that got her posts censored on Twitter.

The long and short of it is that on top of being a divisive personality, Kelly simply flauted safety guidelines again and again.

She also condemned heroic Black Lives Matter protests as “terrorism in America” when her Fox News fiance (now husband) showed her his network’s propaganda.

For some fans, it’s all been too much.

Viewers and fans expect Housewives to be over-the-top or even toxic people. They expect to see personality disorders that make people entertaining to watch.

But as calls to fire Kelly and to boycott the show while she’s on it have grown, it’s clear that fans draw the line at a genuinely evil person.

Maybe we’re seeing that boycott in action with these numbers.

June Shannon: I Can Smoke a Little Crack and Still Be on TV!!!

Some fans are worried about whether June Shannon can stay sober on her family’s show. Others wonder if it’s even coming back.

June is offering some reassurances that both she and her show are coming back … but not as soon as fans hope.

This week, Mama June Shannon took to Instagram to address questions posted by some of her curious fans.

She also wanted to give people a little update on how she is doing — with her life and with her sobriety.

When June allowed fans to pose questions, one follower of course inquired if her family’s show is returning for another season on WEtv.

“Yes,” June confirmed on Instagram, “the show is coming back.”

In fact, this isn’t hypothetical — as the show has begun to film.

“Production did start last week,” she detailed.

Given what time of year it is, however, fans shouldn’t hold their breath for a season premiere any time too soon.

June confirms that the show is in production “but we’re not coming back until 2021.”

“So,” the grandmother expresses, “it is what it is.”

Obviously, last season, June was not a cooperative participant for most of the season, only showing up a couple of times.

This time, it seems, things will be different.

“And will I be back?” June asks before answering the very popular question: “Yes, I will.”

Last season, June let down her family, and not for the first time.

Instead of going to rehab as she had planned, she ghosted.

Refusing to return her family’s messages, June seemed more interested in her boyfriend and drugs than in getting her family back.

Her downward spiral with Geno Doak continued for months.

Sadly, there were times in late 2019 and very early 2020 when many feared that the next piece of news about June would be the last.

Geno confessed that he and June managed to spend $150,000 in just six months … every cent of it going to crack cocaine.

But downward spirals eventually have to end, one way or the other.

Fortunately, June’s ended with the realization that she had lost all control over her life — and lost her family and career in the process.

She set about fixing up her life, working on her sobriety and repairing a missing tooth.

Part of the key to her new sobriety journey was having a traveling companion, so to speak.

Just as Geno had been part of June’s extended drug binge, he was part of her recovery.

In fact, new photos of Geno that circulated in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic gave fans reasons to hope.

Fans asked if suddenly seeing photos of him in short sleeves and putting on weight meant that he was no longer covered in fresh track marks and was taking better care of himself.

In response, Geno hinted that they were right.

Needle marks are conspicuous, but less so when someone stops shooting up. And weight gain can be a very promising sign that someone’s life no longer revolves around a needle.

June has recently revealed that she is now nine months sober.

Her return to reality TV may end up testing her, however, because with a return to TV comes a renewed flow of income.

Hopefully, June will stick to her sobriety journey. Besides, she’s going to need that income in order to buy a new house.

David Beador and Lesley Ann Cook: We’re Married!

In July, David Beador and fiancee Lesley Ann Cook revealed that they were expecting their first child together.

Now, the expecting couple have crossed another huge milestone: they’re married!

On Thursday, October 15, Lesley Ann Cook dropped a massive hint that she and Beador had gotten hitched.

Namely, she changed her name on Instagram.

Say goodbye to Lesley Ann Cook and hello to Lesley Beador!

Lesley Ann Cook IG announcement - married David Beador

Then, on her private Instagram, she shared a Story post (seen above) in which she had screenshotted her own profile (in light mode).

“#lesleybeador” she wrote triumphantly across the screenshot.

For her location, Lesley put “Dreams Come True.” Ma’am, that is not a place, but congratulations nonetheless.

Lesley also shared this photo some time later in the afternoon on Thursday.

She and David are clearly married and showing off their thematically appropriate and very stylish nuptial face masks.

Getting married as a deadly viral pandemic decimates our country isn’t ideal, but if you can do it in style, you’ll have some of the most unique wedding photos in history.

“You are the most supportive, kind, adventurous, loving and patient man,” Lesley captured the creative nuptial photo.

She gushed at David: “Grateful to have found you.”

Lesley concluded her post’s warm caption by telling her new husband that she is “Proud to be your wife.”

It was very early this year when news broke that Lesley and David were engaged.

After dating for more than two years, their engagement news had been long-anticipated by fans … and by David’s critics.

Of course, at the time of the proposal, we’re sure that neither of them imagined that their wedding would feature special custom face masks.

Lesley is also pregnant, as she revealed to the world in early July.

She showed a photo of a literal bun in a literal oven in order to break the news to her followers.

Lesley’s Instagram account is actually set to private, as many famous or near-famous people do when they fear that fanatical fans might leave hate. Going private lets you share good news but makes it easier to block people.

Though this will be their first child together, Lesley and David are of course already parents.

David has three beautiful teenage daughters whom he shares with his ex-wife, Shannon.

Lesley as two children, a son and a daughter, from her own previous relationship.

Now, all five of those children are going to have a baby sister.

With some of the age gaps, they may end up feeling more like she is a niece than what most of us consider to be a “sibling” relationship.

That happens sometimes, especially when remarriages and marital age gaps are involved. Family is complicated.

Some fans are raising their eyebrows at Lesley’s announcement coming the day after the Season 15 premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County.

Folks, we have to imagine that the coincidence is just that — mere happenstance.

Even if someone were to plan their wedding around an ex’s TV premiere, RHOC’s premiere date has been pushed around more than once by Bravo. Sometimes, stuff just coincides.

Paul Staehle Reveals Karine Martins’ Baby Bump in New Family Photo

90 Day Fiance stars Paul Staehle and Karine Martins reconciled, but have been awfully quiet for the most part since patching things up.

Now, Paul is sharing a photo of their reunion … with Karine’s baby bump on display.

Paul Staehle shared this busy family photo on social media.

He stands wearing a seasonally appropriate (though his critics might call it a little on-the-nose) shirt.

Beside him stands Karine, whose baby bump is visible in her form-flattering pastel pink outfit.

Karine is holding their 19-month-old son, Pierre, on her hip.

Paul’s two dogs are in front of them.

At the side of the photo, Paul’s mother, Mary, can be seen leaning over to pet one of the dogs.

Now, Paul previously showed fans evidence that he and Karine were back together.

Earlier this month, he shared a photo of Karine with brand new hair.

The hair looks absolutely great, by the way.

Karine Martins with the new hair on Paul Staehle IG

This photo was shared weeks after Paul and Karine dropped their respective restraining orders and seemingly reconciled.

But Paul wasn’t sharing any of Karine’s baby bump in the process.

Though we cannot say with certainty when the photo at the top of this article was taken (despite some obvious clues), Paul has now shared it and it is the first glimpse at Karine’s baby bump this pregnancy.

Looking at that family photo, snapped outside of an establishment in Louisville, Kentucky, it looks like the sort of picture that one might see of any young couple and their growing family.

(Well, “young” is relative — Karine is 24 and Paul is 37, just four years younger than fellow reality star Mama June Shannon, who is a grandmother)

However, the photograph does not show the months of very serious drama that involved police and fans as this couple (once again) broke up.

At the very end of July, Paul inexplicably went live on Instagram to broadcast a police visit to his home.

No one has ever been able to explain Paul’s decision-making or weird behavior, but this was an extreme case, even for him.

Paul had freaked out upon seeing that Karine was talking to an attorney, something that we have seen him do on camera. Karine took off not long afterwards, taking Pierre with her.

Paul claimed that Karine was “missing” and tried to recruit his followers to act as spies to hunt for her location.

Karine was forced to speak on Instagram, stating that she was safe, that police knew where she and Pierre were if they needed them.

Clearly, she was afraid that Paul might find out where she was at the time.

Karine took out a restraining order against Paul, accusing him of abuse, sexual assault, and of controlling her.

Specifically, she said that he made unilateral decisions about their lives without consulting her, prevented her from leaving the house, and withheld important documents including her passport.

Paul retaliated with his own restraining order, accusing Karine of putting shards of glass in his food … something that he later admitted was not her doing.

Somehow, this toxic couple is once again back together, even though so many fans had hoped that they would remain apart for good.

Of course, they’ve broken up before, even living on separate continents, and gotten back together.

We cannot claim to understand their marriage. We will simply continue to hope that everyone involved, especially the children, remains safe and well.

Big Ed Brown Works Out on Camera: I’m Gonna Be Hotter than Rose!!

This summer, we reported that Big Ed Brown is filming again for 90 Day Fiance.

It looks like he’s trying to get in shape before he returns to the spotlight, because he just shared a workout pic. Yes, really.

Before we get into Big Ed Brown’s gym photo that is making the rounds, we should talk about what Rosemarie is up to.

It’s relevant.

Also, her latest photos are showing her with a more polished look and flaunting gorgeous new hair.

Rose hopes to use her brush with 90 Day Fiance fame to support herself, her son, and her family.

That means upgrading her look and her social media content, as so many other 90 Day Fiance stars have done towards the same end.

She looks great — and some fans wonder if jealousy over the positive attention that she is receiving is what is driving her ex to try to “compete.”

This week, Ed took to Instagram to post a photo of himself working out.

Specifically, he appears to be doing strength training on his arms using resistance equipment.

The effort that he is exerting is visibly apparent on his face in the photo, which is well lit. We’d expect no less from a professional photographer.

Big Ed is one of the most infamous stars in recent 90 Day Fiance history, in part because he had so many eye-catching moments on screen.

He has been widely memed this year, though of course attention to him has died down in recent months.

Is Ed, widely believed to be a desperate famewhore who is thirsty for attention, trying to meme-bait 90 Day Fiance fans?

Alternatively, some have wondered if he might be teasing a glow-up spinoff or miniseries.

Danielle Mullins almost got her very own version of From Not To Hot. There have been whispers about Angela Deem succeeding where Danielle failed.

Is Big Ed going to get a makeover? Or at least, you know, have a professional come to his house and ask him to stop slathering his hair with mayonnaise?

Well, probably not.

The reality is that Ed was not posting that photo entirely for himself.

The photo is either a thank-you shoutout to a company, Special Compass, or a paid advertisement that should have been tagged per FTC guidelines.

Special Compass is a non-profit special needs organization that works towards inclusion of the disabled community in fitness and athletic events.

Ed Brown is, lest we forget, disabled.

The condition that reduced the mobility in his neck and has drastically reduced his height is a disability, which is why it has been so heartbreaking to see some poke fun at his neck.

There are countless reasons to make fun of Big Ed, from his mayonnaise hair to how catastrophically his desire to be loved backfired.

He has many fans, thanks to his time on television and his eagerness to do interviews.

However, fans who watched the way that he treated Rosemarie cannot get the image out of their heads of the way that he acted.

Interrogating someone about their sexual history is rude. Doing it on camera is worse.

Pressuring the person you want to be with to take an STI test while refusing to take one yourself? That’s not a good look.

And neither is shaming someone for their body hair or falsely accusing them of having poor dental hygiene.

But Big Ed’s worst affront was the lies. He lied to Rose from day one, knowing that she wanted more kids and that he wanted a vasectomy.

Why didn’t he tell her what he wanted so that she could either accept it or break it up?

The only answer that makes sense is that either he just wanted to use her for fame, that he just wanted to have sex with her, or both. Sadly, his plan worked.

Jill Duggar SHOCKER: Did She Just Endorse Joe Biden and Kamala Harris?

A lot of people may be rooting for Jana Duggar, but that doesn’t mean that they agree with her pro-Trump post or her brother’s campaign.

One person who may disagree is Jill, whose continuing rebellion from her family may include her political leanings, too.

Lawn signs are commonplace in the final months of any political campaign, but they can be tacky, easily damaged, and are sometimes stolen.

19-year-old James Duggar had an idea for a way to signal his family’s fundamentalist take on the 2020 election — making a bold statement.

He carved “TRUMP 2020” into the lawn, killing perhaps enough blades of grass to to match how many Americans Trump has allowed to die preventable deaths from the pandemic.

James did this and then Jana shared it, but they are hardly alone.

Jed Duggar’s political campaign, in which the 21-year-old who has effectively never had a real choice in his life, aims to put him in the Arkansas House of Representatives.

He has no qualifications whatsoever or any life experience or valuable education. What he does have is staunch conservative views that his family has drilled into his skull since infancy.

Now, Jill has been conspicuously distant from her family for some time, and there is more to that than squabbling about Jim Bob enriching himself off of their roles on reality TV.

Jill has a nose piercing. She speaks about sex, though marital, that is not framed as submission to her husband’s desires but as a bonding activity between partners.

She has enrolled her children in public school, where they can be exposed to people and ideas that are not members of the Duggar family’s cult.

But it has always been assumed that Jill and Derick’s politics remain staunchly conservative.

After all, Derick’s biggest scandal is the abhorrent transphobic things that he has said about trans children and about trans teenager Jazz Jennings.

But … Jill just shared a post that has only nice things to say about a certain Senator and Vice Presidential candidate.

“Kamala is beloved,” the post begins, referring to Democratic running-mate Kamala Harris.

The post continues: “Donald is fearfully and wonderfully made.”

That could only be a reference to the current occupant of the Oval Office, Donald J Trump.

Jill Duggar shares - Kamala Harris is beloved

“Mike is cherished,” the post adds, clearly referring to Vice President Mike Pence.

The post then reads: “Joe is important enough that I died for him.”

That, of course, is in reference to Presidential candidate Joe Biden.

All four statements, though on separate lines, are presented as a quote.

The quote is then credited to Jesus Christ.

Additionally, the post includes an eye-catching hashtag that reads “#Jesus2020.”

Written atop the image is “Such a good reminder for us all.”

“And,” the caption continues, “a heart check for me.”

Additionally, “this” is written across the post to emphasize how important the message seems to be.

Of course, Jill did not create this image or manufacture the quote.

She is sharing a post that was originally shared by Derick’s sister-in-law, Deena Dillard.

Jill is married to Derrick, whose brother Daniel is married to Deena. Clearly, they are on similar pages when it comes to theology.

A central element to Christian theology is that Jesus died as a substitute sacrifice that then atoned for the wrongdoings, past, present, and future, of all humanity.

As such, there is often (but not always) a push within religious circles to honor that sacrifice, in part by not directing hatred at any human being — because Jesus died for them, too, within their theological framework.

Jill isn’t necessarily choosing sides. But anything short of calling Joe Biden and Kamala Harris “demons” or “luciferians” will put her at odds within some fundamentalist circles.