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

Which Bravolebs Are Guest Starring on ‘Rupaul's Drag Race’?

Padma Opens Up About Her Childhood in India

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Richard Blais' Three Tips for Winning 'Top Chef'

Caroline Manzo: I’ve Lost Almost 20 Pounds!

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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.

Padma Opens Up About Her Childhood in India

The 'Top Chef' host reveals what she learned about food across the globe.

Growing up, Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi learned a lot from her family about food and cooking. She spent part of her childhood living with her grandparents and extended relatives in India. Now, she's opening up about what her life was like halfway around the world—and how she adapted to life in the U.S.

Padma lived in Chennai, India, a beach town with her relatives, but also grew up with her mother in New York City. "I became used to shuttling back and forth between two homes and cultures, but being the new girl in school all the time wasn't easy," she writes in an essay for the Wall Street Journal.

When she eventually moved to the Big Apple on a more permanent basis in 1979, she "adapted quickly," she notes in the essay.

"In New York, I'd roller-skate all over town," she recalls. "Even though I was vegetarian, I found I had lots of options—pizza and soda for under a dollar, a bagel with a half-pound of cream cheese on it for 50 cents, or a pretzel for a quarter. It was the early '80s and I was pretty independent. Mom cooked spicy vegetarian Indian food at home, which I loved. At my grandmother's house, I'd climb the painted concrete shelves of her pantry to search out the hottest pickles at the top."

Everything I learned in the kitchen I learned from my grandmother or other women in my family.

Padma Lakshmi

In the summers, she would still visit her family in India. "Everything I learned in the kitchen I learned from my grandmother or other women in my family," she adds.

And even now, when she returns to India, she feels like a little kid, she says in the piece.

"I've never lived there as an adult, so I revert to a childlike state whenever I return," she writes. "When I shop, I linger at every stall, and I visit the local Hindu temple and stop off at the beach. This isn't nostalgia. I truly feel at peace there, where no one cares about what I do in the States. In India I'm a nondescript person. They know I live in New York and that I'm famous for something. But they mostly still see a kid in her school uniform running to catch the bus."

[Source: Wall street Journal]

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