With The Real Housewives Awards in full swing, we've asked celebrities and pop culture icons to share why they love our hit franchise. This week, Broadway legend Kristin Chenoweth, on why she adores Lisa Rinna and the fact that Carole Radziwill doesn't have a kitchen.
Some people get wound up [when they watch the Real Housewives] — it relaxes me. I try to understand constantly what makes people tick and I know there are cameras there — I get that — but I like to see why people do horrible things and what makes people do great things and who seems genuine.
I like Caroline Manzo. From what I've seen, she's a good mom. She tries to be a good wife and I think she really is a good matriarch, head of family. And I think she listens. I'm sure she's had her moments — in fact, I know because it's been on [the show] — [but] there's some respect there I really like.
[I'd like to hang out with] Carole Radziwill. She's intellectual. She's a writer and she's no joke — and doesn't really have a kitchen, so I'd like to think we have a few things in common.
There's not one thing wrong with [Yolanda Foster] and she looks like that, for real. She just wants to be a good mom. She does good things for the world and she tries to be a good listener. I met her once and she was lovely. And I just wanted to put her in my pocket — but, of course, she wouldn't fit. She is a supermodel and I am 4 [feet] 11 [inches], and that being said she is gorgeous and kind.
I'm always gonna go with [Real Housewives of Beverly Hills newbie] Lisa Rinna [in the Rookie of the Year category] 'cause she's my buddy. And talk about somebody who has a good heart. She's actually my favorite one of all. So, that's the truth. I love her. She wins. Lisa Rinna, I mean there's no bigger heart and she's so fun and she's the real deal. What you see is what you get. And she's beautiful.
To me, the Best Comeback was [Dina Manzo on Real Housewives of New Jersey]. Caroline and Teresa don't get along and there's the interesting [thing] of what's going on with Dina and Teresa. I also think she's really pretty. I like to look at her.
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