The Daily Dish

The Week by Bravo: Caroline Departs, 'RHOA' Returns

Plus: Lydia McLaughlin reflects on Ryan's explosion, Kandi Burruss preps play and more.

Caroline Manzo is calling it quits, the Real Housewives of Atlanta are back and so is Queer Eye for the Straight Guy! There were plenty of other Bravo happenings this week, so read on for all the news, stories and clips you might have missed.

Caroline Manzo Calls It Quits

On part 2 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion, Caroline Manzo made the shocking announcement that she will not be returning to RHONJ next season. “I simply feel that my role has run its course and I have nothing more to give,” she blogged. “I practice what I preach, and as I said on the reunion, I’m done.” But the fiery redhead’s fans need not worry—Caroline and the rest of the Manzo gang aren’t leaving Bravo for good. They are in the midst of shooting their spin-off series, Manzo’d with Children.

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Teresa’s Two Cents

Of course Caroline’s departure brought about some reactions from her former co-stars. Teresa Giudice weighed in on the situation this week, tweeting out “God forbid we end the season on a good note. I would never go backward to talk about Caroline. We ended in peace & happiness.” Fans may remember the tiff Caroline and Teresa had on the reunion, when Teresa said that she was insulted that Caroline called her superficial.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta are Back!

What are you doing on November 3rd? Watching the premiere of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, of course! This season, ATL’s finest are facing everything from infidelity to money troubles. And newly divorced Porsha Stewart is navigating her way through the dating world. Oh, and don’t worry—there will be plenty of twirling from Kenya Moore.

Kandi Burruss Dishes on Her New Play

Speaking of RHOA, Kandi Burruss recently announced that she is stepping into the theatre world with her brand new play, A Mother’s Love. Based on her own life, the show will chronicle her relationship with her mother, as well as her fiancé Todd Tucker. “I’m so excited!!!,” she wrote. “Everyone is going to be there so you should be also!” And if you’re in Atlanta from November 22-24th, then you can be!

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Lydia McLaughlin Weighs in on Ryan’s Couch Explosion

Last season of the Real Housewives of Orange County was a tough one for Lydia McLaughlin, who found herself in the middle of an explosive fight between her mother and Ryan Culberson—Vicki Gunvalson’s son-in-law. Culberson flipped when Lydia’s mom put her feet on Vicki’s new couch. Lydia recently chatted with TooFab and reflected on the incident, saying that she expected an apology, but never got one.

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The Diss Heard Round the World

Dueling brides has been the theme of this season of The Real Housewives of Miami, as Adriana de Moura and Joanna Krupa prepared to marry their beaus. Well apparently the tension hasn’t diffused yet—Joanna took to twitter to deliver a diss about Adriana, writing “Alll I can say is that i can’t wait til my wedding airs Nov 4 :)” But that’s not all: “And mine is a REAL wedding :)” she finished. Snap!

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Should Ryan Serhant Play Christian Grey?

50 Shades of Grey fans are now without a leading man since Charlie Hunnam dropped out of the film this week. But might Million Dollar Listing New York hold the answer? According to ex-Real Housewives of New York’s Jill Zarin, the new star should be MDLNY’s very own Ryan Serhant. “I am always flattered when fans call me their Christian,” Ryan responded. “Christian and I have a lot in common…I’ll leave the rest to your imagination.”

Rachael Ray on Paula Deen

Food Network star and talk show host Rachael Ray guested on Watch What Happens Live this week, and she had a few things to say about the recent Paula Deen controversy over her use of racial slurs. “You know, Food Network loves Paula Deen and I think that they were really caught between a hot pan and a hard place there,” she told Andy Cohen. “I believe that one day the whole [Food Network] family will make up as all good families do.”

14 Reasons You Can’t Miss the Queer Eye Reunion

The Fab Five are finally reuniting this Sunday, and we can’t wait. To celebrate, we put together a list of the 14 reasons why you can’t miss the Queer Eye for the Straight Guyreunion. At the top of the list? It’s their first time together in seven years! Need more convincing? Check the full list here, and tune in this Sunday at 9/8c!

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Bryan Voltaggio Takes On New Orleans

If you didn’t get enough of Bryan Voltaggio on Top Chef and Top Chef Masters, then you’re in luck—you can get your Volt fix with our new series, Bryan Voltaggio Takes on New Orleans! In this exclusive web series, Bryan transforms some of his favorite dishes, but with a NOLA twist. Click here to check it out.

Watch Lisa Vanderpump Speak at the U.N. About Ebola

Exclusive: the Beverly Hills Housewife also reflects on lending her name for an important cause.

Lisa Vanderpump left the warm climes of Beverly Hills to lend her name for an important cause: fighting ebola.

On Monday in New York City, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star had the distinguished honor of speaking at the United Nation's "Stop Ebola and Build For the Future" relief concert. And for those who couldn't make the event, part of her inspiring speech is online (watch below).

"It was an incredibly overwhelming experience that will be remembered for a long time," Lisa tells the Daily Dish. "But that didn't overshadow the importance of the event Stop Ebola. Light relief after was had in the Clubhouse." (She dropped by to visit with Andy Cohen last night at Watch What Happens Live.)

"Distinguished and honored guests, do not let your legacy be one of silence. That we can still learn by our mistakes. [That] mistake being the silence during the Reagan administration in regard to the complacency in action taking in relation to the AIDS epidemic. It was 'their' disease. It was a 'gay disease.' Twenty-two million people died. Twenty-five million people are still infected. So they we were wrong," she said. "It was our disease and it still is. The same goes for ebola. It's not West Africa's disease. It is ours. Let us remember: Silence, apathy, a lack of support equals fatalities."

Other attendees at the event included former RHONY star Kelly Bensimon, Jackie Chan, Jeffrey Wright, Derek Jeter, Naomi Campbell, Timbaland, Salt and Peppa and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who took a photo with Lisa at the event. The event was co-hosted by Nick Cannon and Cheryl Wills and included performances by Estelle.

Such an honor to meet Ban Ki-moon and speak at the UN today #EbolaResponse

A photo posted by Lisa Vanderpump (@lisavanderpump) on

Over the weekend, Lisa and the other RHOBH stars celebrated another cause at the Family Equality Council event in L.A., which shines a light on TV shows that include LGBTQ characters.

"What an incredible event last night for Family Equality," Lisa tweeted about the awards ceremony. "Heartfelt speeches,children blessed with loving parents #adoption # Equalrights."

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