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Our favorite train wrecks had one hell of a year in 2011. Divorces, foreclosures,bankruptcies and plain foolishness are par for the course with our Real Housewives. Here are some of the highlights and lowlights of the last 12 months:

  • January

As the new year dawned, we have the usual headline making antics, like

ADRIENNE MALOOF CALLS 911 FOR CHARLIE SHEEN, and the Camille and divorce gets uglier, right as Season 1 of is wrapping. In the meantime, Kyle Richards accuses of being an alcoholic on the season finale, and is making a complete fool of herself on Celebrity Apprentice.

  • February

After airing weeks of previews, Bravo pulls the plug on the premiere of the    The twitter world goes bananas, and many vow to boycott the replacement series, the Real Housewives of Miami.

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK SEASON PREMIERE POSTPONED

Simon van Kempen husband of cast member Alex McCord, particularly freaked out, since all his rantings and ravings are on twitter, it was interesting to watch. Little did he know at the time how the editing would spin his twitter habit.  News of a in the Dominican Republic involving the was beginning to leak out, with , , and Joe Giudice being detained for several days by the police.

  • March

JOE GIUDICE ON A 10 DAY VACATION, a stint in the pokey for Juicy Joe, as he is caught driving with a fraudulent New Jersey drivers license. But the big news was

 BETHENNY FRANKEL MAKES 120 MILLION ON SALE OF SKINNY GIRL COCKTAILS.

This changed the face of the Housewives franchise forever, as the remaining famewhore world sat up and took notice. In the meantime, Nene Leakes gets fired from Celebrity Apprentice.

  • April

In an unprecedented move, Bravo drops the , probably because of Michaele and Tareq Salahi and that White House gatecrashing stunt in 2009. Bravo got a shit-storm of trouble over that.

VICKI FREES DONN, HAS NEW MAN , or rather, a man she’s been creepin’ with since 2007, according to his ex-girlfriend. It was a shocker, especially as we learn that Brooks Ayers is reportedly a deadbeat dad.

Additionally, the come back, the editing is a mess, and the season is not entertaining.  Danielle Staub gets a gig on a competitive reality show, on VH1, and actually wins.  Bethenny Frankel does a stint on Skating with the Stars, and comes in second place due to strong support from her fans.

  • May

seems to be on the cover of Life and Style Magazine every week, with all or a combination of her four girls. The lawsuits are starting for Frankel, everyone wants a piece of that $120 Million. On May 31st Kim Zolciak gives birth to a baby by of the Atlanta Falcons. And gets her own spin-off show, Don’t Be Tardy To The Wedding.”

KIM HAS A BABY BOY

  • June

June was not a good month for Simon van Kempen and the Real Housewives of New York. As rumors of the possible replacement of most of the cast were swirling around the internet, Simon was denying accusations that he was involved with the hate blogger, even though he clearly was. On top of that, , the target of the hate blogger and Kelly Bensimon were accusing him of being a cyber bully, on air.

In the meantime, ’s bankruptcy fraud trial was moved from July to October, and Bravo began filming of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, while Season 3 was on the air. Speculation is Bravo wanted to complete filming before Joe and Teresa went to jail.

  • July

July brought us the news of impending divorce between Taylor and , with alleged abuse and all sorts of sordidness.

TAYLOR ARMSTRONG FILES FOR DIVORCE

  • August

There could be no bigger news than the suicide death of Russell Armstrong. Not only did he have a troubled past, his marriage to Taylor was over and he was in a world of financial trouble, accused (with Taylor) of bilking MyMedicalRecords.com and it’s investors out of millions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme, all the while proclaiming to the world they were broke.

THE RUSSELL ARMSTRONG SUICIDE DEATH

Bravo is expected to more carefully screen it’s prospective famewhores after this tragedy.

  • September

Comic relief! September brought us the mad adventures of Tareq Salahi as he runs to the tabloids to report Michaele has been kidnapped! Turns out Michaele got tired of posing and being broke and ran off with old boo of the rock band .  All this the same week Oasis Winery was being sold at auction.

MICHAELE SALAHI RUNS AWAY WITH NEAL SCHON

Wondering when I’d get to Zarin? In September, after the debacle of season 4 of the Real Housewives of New York, Alex McCord, Jill, Kelly Bensimon and were unceremoniously dumped by Bravo. To make it even worse, the replacements were immediately announced, , , and , no less.

MASS FIRINGS AT RHONY

As we recover from that shock, word leaks out about the filming of the New Jersey Housewives Season 4

THE POSCHE FASHION SHOW 

Which was an epic fail, including stripper accusations, and all sorts of ugliness, including showing up to kick ass, while Joe Giudice is caught out that same night with one of his girlfriends. Whew!

  • October

had “issues” in October. First, she is so upset with Teresa Giudice that she fails to attends the Season 3 New Jersey housewives . Next, she, her husband and one of his brothers are named in :

JACQUELINE LAURITA NAMED IN $8 MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT

Then, as icing on the cake, the news of her stripper past ( which had been hinted at for years) came out. In fact, the Manzo’s also had some of their dirty laundry aired, and they have plenty of it, with mortgaged to the hilt and Teresa giving Life and Style an expose’. In the meantime, Teresa lands a gig on Celebrity Apprentice, which burns them all to the core.

TERESA GIUDICE ON THE NEXT CELEBRITY APPRENTICE

  • November

Kim Zolciak marries baby daddy Kroy Biermann 11/11/11, has part of the production of her spin-off show. The news from this event is she reportedly kicked her mother out of the wedding.

chickens came home to roost when she was faced with a massive against her for extortion brought by MyMedicalRecords.com. She appeared in a Los Angeles Courtroom December 16 to answer charges.

THE MYMEDICALRECORDS .COM VS. TAYLOR ARMSTRONG COURT DOCUMENTS

  • December

More comedy! From Jill Zarin, of all sources. Turns out she taped a Barbra Streisand concert at an event she attended in LA, and posted it on YouTube to show thei world she’s still relevant. Barbra threatened to sue her if she didn’t take it down…….too funny.

On a more serious note, Kim Richards was admitted back into rehab for her drug and alcohol abuse December 4. Word on the street has it that Bravo insisted she admit herself, to cover their asses for allowing her clearly dysfunctional behavior on the show.

kIM RICHARDS BACK IN REHAB

And,

JOE GIUDICE INDICTED IN DRIVERS LICENSE FRAUD. this week. This is why they filmed season 4 New Jersey when they did. The bankruptcy fraud was dismissed after Teresa decided to try and pay the 11 million dollars to creditors rather than face a prison term.

There you have it!  What craziness will 2012 bring? 

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  7 Responses to “Real Housewives Year In Review”

  1.  

    Good recap, but Bethenny was on Skating with the Stars in Nov./Dec. 2010.

  2.  

    Ms. Admin, do you know what came of TayTay’s December 16th court date? I haven’t seen any information on any websites. Enquiring minds want/need to know :)

    PS Thanks for a great website and hope you have a healthy and prosperous 2012. Happy New Year!

  3.  

    Of course Trump fired her “in absentia.” She did something no woman had ever dared to do. She told Trump no – in public, on video for all to see him being denied. There Trump was in a situation he couldn’t control with a woman he couldn’t control. It was probably one of the most humbling moments of his life and the most infuriating.

    And for the record, he did not so much call her to ask why she left as much as he called to talk her into coming back. As I said, she refused and the rest is history. Recorded history.

  4.  

    Enjoyed the review! On another note – I was wondering if anyone else caught Jill Zarin as a judge on Iron Chef? I have to say – I was embarrassed for her. Typically, the judges on that show are very knowledgeable about food, in general. Oh, but not Jill.She kept opening her big mouth, admitting that she had never even tasted certain foods that she SHOULD have been familiar with before going on Iron Chef. I only mention this because she is such a know it all. She looked like a complete idiot!

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      No, but I did catch her on a episode of Oprah, an ep where they get all the gifts (last year Oprah did two eps of that). Getting all the free goods – again – that she could.

  5.  

    If you’re doing a re-cap, at least keep it honest. NeNe was not “fired” from Trump’s freak-show. She quit. We even got to see The Donald call her on the phone to beg her to return.

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      Helen
      That is not what happened, Nene walked out, Trump called her to ask her why, she wouldn’t return, Trump fired her in absentia at the next board meeting.

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