Week By Bravo: Mama Joyce Explodes, Kim's Post Baby Bod
Plus: The cast of Downton Abbey are coming to WWHL, Lisa dishes on her new dog and more.
From Mama Joyce's explosive attack on Kandi's fiance Todd, to Kim Zolciak showing off her post-baby body just nine days after giving birth, there were plenty of Bravo happenings this week. Read on for all the news, clips and gossip you might have missed.
Fans Agree: Mama Joyce is Out of Line
Bravo’s biggest headline this week came after Mama Joyce’s explosive outlash at Todd Tucker, Kandi Burruss’s fiancé. Kandi has had a difficult time convincing her mother that Todd is a good man, and the tension came to a head on Sunday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Fans weighed in on Mama Joyce’s harsh words to Todd, and the results were unanimous: Mama Joyce needs to back down--stat.
Kim Zolciak Welcomes Twins
Psychic Rose has long predicted that a baby girl was in Kim Zolciak’s future, and Rose’s prediction came true last week when Kim and Kroy welcomed a baby girl—and boy. Kaia Rose and Kane Ren were born last Monday, bringing the Biermann clan to a total of six children. And in light of Rose’s psychic prediction, it’s fitting that Kim and Kroy named their newest daughter after her. But what we’re really dying to know is how Kim slimmed down to a size 4 just one week after giving birth. To twins, we might add.
Downton Abbey Coming to WWHL
The cast of the hit British drama will grace the Watch What Happens Live stage to dish about last season, which ended with the shocking death of a main character. The episode, which airs on December 10th, will also give viewers an idea of what to expect from the upcoming season, which premieres in January. And since Andy Cohen once referred to Below Deck as "Downton Abbey on a private yacht,” it’s safe to say he can’t wait to sit down with the cast.
Andy Lights Up With Whoopi
Whoopi Goldberg stopped by Watch What Happens Live this week, and surprised us all in the Teach Me Your Talent! game. The Sister Act star didn’t teach Andy how to sing a la Sister Mary Clarence—instead she taught him, in great detail, how to roll a joint. Her biggest tip? “Just take your time. You ain’t in a rush!” Noted.
After eight months of proceedings, Porsha Stewart’s divorce from former NFL player Kordell Stewart is finalized. Less than two years after their wedding, Kordell filed for divorce from the Real Housewives of Atlanta star—and didn’t bother to tell Porsha, who found out on Twitter. But Porsha says she is looking to the future. “Today is the 1st Day of the rest of my LIFE,” she tweeted this week.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans were treated to an extra dose of cuteness a few months ago when Lisa Vanderpump introduced us to her new pup. But now that the cuteness has worn off, Vanderpump says that Rumpy Pumpy has turned into a teething monster that is destroying her house. And on top of that, he doesn’t get along well with his pet siblings. “I have to keep them separate,” Lisa said. “He is a very naughty bear of a dog.” Sounds like someone needs a dog whisperer.
Kandi Burruss: Broadway Star?
Kandi Burruss is expanding her already illustrious music career to include a role in the off-Broadway production of NEWSical the Musical. This isn’t Kandi’s first time on stage—the Real Housewives of Atlanta star just wrapped her own original play, A Mother’s Love, which is loosely based on her relationship with Mama Joyce, who also made headlines this week. Kandi will appear in NEWSical for two weeks from January 14 to January 26.
Lisa Hochstein’s Surrogate Search May Finally Be Over
Lisa Hochstein and her husband Lenny have been searching for a surrogate in their quest to start a family, and the wait may soon be over. “We recently met a woman who we think is going to be my surrogate,” Lisa revealed. “I’m hoping and praying we can get pregnant within the next few months.” This news comes after a devastating experience where her surrogate backed out. “It was a nightmare,” Lisa said.
Are the Gorgas and Giudice’s Feuding Again?
The Gorgas and Giudices patched things up during the Real Housewives of New Jersey finale, but the two families chose to spend this Thanksgiving apart. Melissa Gorga vacationed in Jamaica, while Teresa Giudice and family spent the holiday at home. But this doesn’t mean the truce has been broken. Melissa said that instead of Thanksgiving, the try to spend Christmas and Easter together.
NeNe’s New Music Video
NeNe Leakes is the queen of one-liners, and now the Real Housewives of Atlanta star has a hilarious new music video to commemorate one of her most famous phrases. The mash-up video features her declaring her "rich bitch" status to fellow RHOA stars like Kandi Burruss and Sheree Whitfield, among others. Watch What Happens Live debuted the “I Am Rich Bitch” music video on its Youtube page this week, and we've been hooked ever since.