Plus: NeNe is ready for Vegas, Bevy Smith's Met Gala picks.

May 9 - The Dish

New books, new projects, and new feuds—there were lots of highs (and a few lows) in the Bravoverse this week, from Andy announcing his latest book to Apollo owning up to his legal issue. Read on for all the news and gossip you might have missed.


Tamra Judge Explodes at Gretchen Rossi
Though Gretchen has exited RHOC, but that hasn't stopped her from stirring the pot with her former castmates. In recent weeks, Tamra has been dealing with a heartbreaking custody battle with her ex-husband Simon—and Gretchen has weighed in with her opinion on the matter. She reportedly told a tabloid that Tamra cared more about the Housewives than her children—which caused Tamra to explode on social media.

Andy Dishes on His New Book
He's currently penning a follow-up to his bestselling Most Talkative, set for publication this Fall. But Andy gave the scoop on what to expect from The Andy Cohen Diaries, his day-by-day chronicle of rubbing elbows with the biggest celebrities in the world's greatest city (that'd be NYC). "It's a bold thing to say, but everybody in New York is in this book," he says. "It's funny how many interactions I've had with a lot of people over the last year."

Apollo Nida Pleads Guilty to Fraud
Sad news out of the ATL: Apollo Nida has 'fessed up and pleaded guilty to charges of mail, wire and bank fraud. He'll be formally sentenced on July 8, but has taken "full responsibility for [my] actions" and admits that "it's my fault at the end of the day. I got sucked in and engulfed and lost sight of things."

Bethenny Frankel Opens Up About Her Divorce
The former RHONY star's divorce from Jason Hoppy has been dragging on, but she's being as optimistic about her personal life as possible. "I'm very happy," she said. "I am!" Her daughter Bryn may have something to do with her cheery outlook—and Bethenny said she's looking forward to spending Mother's Day with her little girl. "We'll go to a girly brunch and just be with friends," she said.

Right and Ratchet: the Best of the Met Gala
Fashion Queens host Bevy Smith may not have been at this year's star-studded Met Gala in New York City—but she definitely had her eye on all the red carpet looks. Who looked right? And who looked ratchet? And did Karolina Kurkova (above) make Bevy gag? Check out her full rundown of the best and worst dressed.

NeNe's First Look at Cirque du Soleil Show
Coming this summer: the fiercest gal from the ATL will be bringing the heat to an adult-themed burlesque show in Las Vegas. That's right, NeNe has scored a guest spot in Cirque du Soleil's risqué new production—and she offered up some behind-the-scenes flavor. It involves muscular punks, muscular little people—and a fierce-as-all-get-out looking' NeNe.

What's Next for Cynthia Bailey?
Now that the drama has subsided from the Reunion, Cynthia Bailey is looking forward to some R&R. The Atlanta Housewife gave us the scoop on her plans for the summer. While a vacation is in the cards, she's also got plenty of projects in the pipeline—including her own little version of American Idol.