The Week by Bravo: Manzo 'Drama,' Carlton Talks Wicca
Plus: Teresa promises new attitude, Top Chef's Stephanie Izard is married and more.
Carlton Gebbia opened up about her Wiccan beliefs, Chris Manzo showed ‘proof’ of his father’s infidelity, and John Legend dished on whether or not he's a nudist. That’s just the tip of the Bravo iceberg—read on for all the news, gossip and Bravo happenings you might have missed this week.
Carlton Gebbia on Life as a Wiccan
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will welcome two new ‘Wives when it returns on November 4th, and viewers may be surprised to learn that one of them is a practicing wiccan. Carlton Gebbia opened up about her faith in a Bravotv.com exclusive interview. Gebbia says she has been a practicing wiccan from an “early, early age,” and explains that the faith is “all based on positive energy. It’s all about love, it’s about harmony.”
Chris Manzo's 'Proof' of His Father’s Infidelity
Caroline Manzo made a shocking admission during Part 1 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion when she revealed that her husband Albert may have cheated on her. Now, Chris Manzo has stepped forward, asserting that he has photographic proof of his dad’s infidelity. Indeed, Albert was caught in a potentially compromising situation—with Ted, the foul-mouthed teddy bear from the hit film of the same name. “Shocking PROOF in the on going scandal of my dads cheating ways,” Chris joked in an Instagram message, along with the photo.
John Legend: Nudist?
John Legend made a splash on Watch What Happens Live this week when he opened up about his apparent nudist ways. He recently filmed a short video for Funny or Die called "At Home with John Legend" that might lead viewers to think that the singer-songwriter loves to get naked. But when pressed by Andy Cohen to explain the clip, Legend admitted that it was "a bit fabricated. Occasionally I walk around naked, but it’s not a normal thing." Bummer.
Caroline vs. Teresa: Part 2 of the RHONJ Reunion
There’s still more drama to come for the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Part 2 of the reunion premieres this Sunday at 8pm ET, and it finds Caroline Manzo and Teresa Giudice coming to blows. Teresa explodes at Caroline for allegedly starting a “hate on Teresa” campaign which sets of heated spat between the two.
Heather and Madison's War Rages On
It’s no secret that Heather Bilyeu and Madison Hildebrand aren’t each other’s biggest fans, and their rivalry came to a head yet again when Madison showed up unannounced at Heather’s co-listing with Josh Flagg. Madison accused Heather of going behind her fiancé Josh Altman’s back by showing the listing, which she had not discussed with Altman. "Altman and I keep business and personal separate," Heather blogged, "meaning my business is MY business, not Altman's, not Flagg's, and not yours."
The Fab Five Are Back!
What are you doing on Sunday, October 20th at 9pm ET? Watching the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy reunion, of course! For the first time since the series finale seven years ago, the Fab Five are back together, and they’re sitting down with Andy Cohen to dish about everything from who was the biggest diva, to who came out to his family as a result of the show. And on a more serious note, they’ll discuss the impact of the show in bringing homosexuality to the forefront of pop culture.
Wedding by Bravo
Andy Cohen put his brand new marriage license to use when he presided over the wedding of two die-hard Bravo fans on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday. New Jersey lovebirds Kristie and Matt, who have been together for eight years, won the WWHL Wedding Contest, and tied the knot in front of the audience (as well as witnesses Lisa Vanderpump and Giggy and wedding crashers Jenni Pulos and Sonja Morgan).
Did NeNe Leakes Get Vajazzled for her Wedding?
In preparation for her big day, NeNe Leakes had a lot to take care of, but getting "vajazzled" was not one of them. As part of their pre-wedding duties, her bridesmaids decided to get glammed up by jazzing up their private parts in rhinestones, and tried to convince NeNe to follow suit. But it seems like Ms. Leakes is not letting anyone but Gregg get below her belt. Getting vajazzled is "against my religion," she says.
Has Teresa Turned Over a New Leaf?
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is trying to keep life for her and her family as normal as possible, despite her legal troubles. She recently blogged that she’s reached a good place with her family after the long period of tension between her and the Gorga clan. "We’re not perfect, but we’re trying," she wrote. "And we love each other." Besides improved family relations, she also writes that the days of "table-flipping Teresa" are long gone.
Top Chef Winner Stephanie Izard is Married
Wedding bells rang for Stephanie Izard this week when she married craft-beer consultant Gary Valentine. And given the couple’s culinary vocations, it’s fitting that one highlight of the celebration was the amazing food. The menu included short ribs and black cod, among other things. And for dessert, a layer cake of strawberry Nesquik and chocolate marble with bacon buttercream frosting, along with a second layer of Cheez-It cake with chocolate ganache, peanut butter and chocolate-covered Cheez-Its. Yep, you read that correctly.
Lance Bass’s Prom Date Was…
…Topanga Lawrence! That’s right, the ‘N Sync star took Boy Meets World’s Danielle Fishel to his prom, Andy Cohen revealed when Bass visited Watch What Happens Live this week. Andy decided to "Open the Vault" and reveal Bass and Fishel’s prom photo, which features a bleach-blonde, spikey-haired Bass in a tux, awkwardly holding Fishel as they cheese for the camera.