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11 Biggest 'Real Housewives' Feuds of 2010

by Amy Kuperinsky, posted Dec 13th 2010 3:30PM
Jill and Bethenny, former friends on 'The Real Housewives of New York City'Countdown to Festivus on Dec. 23: On the eleventh day of Festivus, TV gave us to ... 11 'Real Housewives' feuding.

They're "done" with each other. Headed towards divorce. Foaming with passive aggression. Pulling weaves. Hitting poles. They are the beloved stars of Bravo's 'Real Housewives' franchise.

These ladies love to fight, whether woman vs. woman, group of women vs. woman, woman vs. man or man vs. inanimate object.

Here are our top 'Housewives' feuds of 2010.

1. Jill vs. Bethenny, 'The Real Housewives of New York City'

Jill and Bethenny's impasse tops the list for several reasons. One, because it lasted an awfully long time (the entire season until ... now?). Two, because it lacked any kind of pretty resolution. And third, because it was unexpected. The pair, who once made multiple daily phone calls to each other and were seemingly tied at the hip, are no longer friends. At all. As the season started, Jill alleged Bethenny wasn't there for her when her husband was sick.

During a call from Bethenny, Jill confirmed the friendship was "done," leaving her former buddy in tears. Unbeknownst to B, the whole conversation was played via speakerphone to a listening LuAnn. Later in the season, Jill was the one to break down, confessing that she missed Bethenny -- especially when her life had exploded with mazel-worthy events, baby and marriage among them.

2. NeNe vs. Gregg, 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta'
NeNe and her husband Gregg seemed to have had a calm relationship -- until this season when Gregg turned from a regular presence to a ghost, hidden in his basement lair. Then NeNe confronted Gregg after a radio DJ played a private conversation in which Gregg vented furiously about having given NeNe money to start her career. At the end of the talk, NeNe wasn't afraid to say she "married a damn monster."

3. Teresa vs. Danielle, 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey'
In a season full of feud-y moments, Teresa's showdown with Danielle at the country club stands above the rest. Thing we learned from it: Teresa is from Paterson and her house is certainly not in foreclosure. This showdown was followed up with a screaming tirade and the pushing of one Andy Cohen during the reunion show. What was your favorite instance of Teresa/everyone vs. Danielle?

4. Kelly vs. Almost everyone, 'The Real Housewives of New York City'

Scaring everyone present (including the even-keeled Sonja), Kelly was clearly out of sorts on the ladies' trip to a tropical paradise -- "Scary Island" -- speaking more of her own special language than usual. The bizarro clash, infested with Kelly's random paranoia, caused the episode to rightly be dubbed 'Terror on the High Seas.'

5. Joe vs. a pole, 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey'
The Giudices are establishing a trend of plowing through inanimate objects. Last year's victim? A table. This year's? Trees and a pole.

"I get through the trees, I hit the pole," said a matter-of-fact Joe Giudice. He was referring to a roadside pole, not a pole of the strip club variety (though on this show you could be forgiven for making that mistake). Alleging that all he did was shut his eyes for a mere second or two, Teresa's husband flipped his car, then walked to a friend's house. Where he drank some alcohol. When cops showed up, they issued him a DWI. Pesky pole.

6. Ashley vs. Danielle's hair extensions, 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey'
With hair-tugging already firmly entrenched in the 'Housewives' playbook, Jacqueline's teenage daughter Ashley stepped it up with her decision to engage in a little bit of hair-pulling directed at her favorite foil and Facebook/texting frenemy. This may have happened during the country club incident, but it deserves its own ranking. Why? Charges were filed!

7. Danielle vs. Kim G., 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey'
The you-know-what hit the fan when Kim G. confirmed to Danielle that she had been talking to the Manzo clan about her business -- including the search for her birth mother -- information that then circled back to her children. After being confronted, Kim G. seemingly had it, giving us one of the best promo lines ever: "Look at you, you'll be a f***ing old lady with your fake and square tits." Classic!

8. Tamra vs. Simon, 'The Real Housewives of Orange County'
Simon claimed his wife's dresses were too slutty, her personality was out of control and fame had gone to her head. Tamra said Simon was cold and mean. Now they're headed toward divorce.

9. Lynne vs. Frank, 'The Real Housewives of Orange County'
Normally known for being calm, collected and actually pretty groovy, Lynn confronted her husband Frank to blast him about keeping her in the dark about their finances. He allowed Lynne (and his daughter) to go ahead with plastic surgery and the family to move into a new home without telling them they were pretty much broke, a fact that quickly became clear when their daughter got served with an eviction notice.

10. Camille vs. Kyle, 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'
Being the new girls on the 'Real Housewives' block hasn't stopped the ladies of 'Beverly Hills' from getting down and nasty. It went down like this: Camille thinks women, in general, are jealous of her. Mrs. Grammer also thought Kyle thinks she is nothing without hubby Kelsey Grammer. Kyle suggested Camille needs help. And the feud continues to grow.

11. NeNe vs. Dwight, 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta'
More than just a bit of wine-induced belligerence on NeNe's part, the dispute between these former best buds may have been a casualty of NeNe and Gregg's deteriorating lines of communication. Either way, it's another instance of how Gregg's accusations about money have rocked the most in-your-face housewife's world.

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Someone explain this to me. I am SO sick and tired of people ripping on this franchise, yet it is perfectly acceptable to watch "Jersey Shore" and all of the other reality shows?? I've had people bash me to my face for watching the Real Housewives, but in the same breath they said that their reality show "was different". How the hell is this reality franchise any different than the other crap out there?? If you're going to bash this reality show, than you may as well count them altogether...because in my mind, one is just as bad as the other!

December 14 2010 at 4:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

@ Frank: You wrote, "Those poor SOBs who are married to them should grow some stones and get the hell AWAY from them forthwith." Are you kidding me?? Some of these men are JUST as shallow as their wives! Why the hell else are they with women like that..true love??? Please, these men are NOT victims.

I watch these shows, however, it does not make me a person of less intelligence. I deal with intense, nonstop days in the finance industry day in and day out. It also cracks me up how some people criticize like they don't watch the show, but obviously know enough about it to rip on it. :)

December 14 2010 at 4:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

OMG who cares, is there nothing else to talk about today!

December 14 2010 at 3:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tarah O\'Carroll

Personaly the time that people have to sit and speak so rudely about another is beyond me. The fact that these women are on tv, make every hater jelous. These women are beautiful, intelligant, well cultured personalitys. Not to mention smarter than all of us, while they make thousands for episodes and people opsing them do nothing but sit in thier one bedroom white trailor trash shacks holding their bibles up in fear! Those are the people that are a disgrace to society!

December 14 2010 at 2:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Thank goodness I am not the only one who feels that these Housewives programs are the bottom of the the worst one can get on TV/Internet. Bully for them letting cameras follow them around and record their "lives". What I miss for the Housewives programs - and a great deal of the cable reality programs - is that certain adverbs and adjectives that used to be used to describe these folks aren't being used any more. So young people watching think this is great. Go back to the usage of these words to describe what you really see, what kind of people they really are, and then maybe they'll understand that they aren't special, just the worst of the worst society can offer and that the audience is not happy to see them, just happy we're NOT them.

December 14 2010 at 12:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It frightens me that this kind of video excrement is so popular.

December 14 2010 at 12:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Buncha glorified hood rats!

December 13 2010 at 10:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

ALL the "housewives" are insipid, vacuous bimbos and those ridiculous black women from Atlanta are just unbelievable. Orange hair...fire engine red hair...and those CLOTHES !!.......absolutely awful. I only flip the channel by that farce for the comedic value. I wouldn't spend 10 minutes with ANY of them. Those poor SOBs who are married to them should grow some stones and get the hell AWAY from them forthwith.

December 13 2010 at 9:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Frank's comment

But you do watch! Admit it....

December 13 2010 at 9:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What about the "Housewives" sister show on Logo, the uber tacky "The A List"? The passive Reichen just stands there and watches the bratty Austin bit ch slap his hot boyfriend, Rodney.

December 13 2010 at 9:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Nothing like a herd of skanks from coast to coast with a collective IQ of about 75... pathetic. And please -- who is this beast Theresa in NJ?? What a dog -- and what's with the husband? Looks like they yanked that goomba out of central casting. Is that their house or do they just shoot their scenes in the American Museum of Tacky?

December 13 2010 at 9:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to falconer64's comment

They all are nothing more than your atypical "City Gorillas" ready to go apes-h-i-t on one another.

December 13 2010 at 11:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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