Author Carole Radziwill celebrated her 50th birthday, fittingly enough, with a Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil party on Tuesday's Real Housewives of New York City, and – in addition to real butterflies, chandeliers, lots of lace, mannequins and snake handlers – there were plenty of other surprises.
"I never celebrated my birthday after my husband died," said Radziwill, who stated she initially wasn't looking forward to celebrating her 50th, "but I feel sexy and empowered and strong."
Although New York's health department nixed the snakes, Heather Thomson, who planned Radziwill's birthday bash, was able to infuse NYC with Southern charm as well as all the dirty secrets from John Berendt's best seller.
Lizzie Rovsek held a dinner party – complete with fire dancers – at her family beach house on Monday night's Real Housewives of Orange County, but it went up in flames after yet another heated fight between Shannon Beador and Heather Dubrow.
And who was again fanning the flames? None other than Tamra Barney.
She may not look like a grandma, but Real Housewives' Tamra Barney couldn't be more excited about her new title.
Sunday's Season 6 premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey was filled with new blood, old blood, bad blood and – as always – big hair.
Front and center, of course, were the legal woes plaguing Joe and Teresa Guidice, who pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud in March and await sentencing in September.
"Our money's going to attorneys," said Teresa. "I had a normal life, and now I'm in this nightmare."
Despite legal trouble that resulted in Teresa Giudice pleading guilty to four counts of fraud, the reality star had no hesitations about returning to the Real Housewives of New Jersey amid the ongoing court case.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Apollo Nida was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday, PEOPLE confirms.
Shannon Beador and her husband, David, headed south of the border to try and salvage their rocky marriage on Monday night's The Real Housewives of Orange County, and despite Vicki Gunvalson's help their marriage may still be headed south.
"Divorce stinks, and if I can be some sort of outside influence, I'm going to encourage them to stay together," said Gunvalson, who took the couple barhopping (and bar-top dancing) and also arranged for them to go horseback riding and enjoy a private lunch together.
Things certainly got real between the Beadors – whose marriage has been this season's main storyline – as they enjoyed a lunch that not only had stunning views but even more stunning revelations.
Will Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof head back to the 90210?
TMZ reports that the former reality stars are set to return to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills next season, shooting some scenes with the show's leading ladies: Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Yolanda Foster and Brandi Glanville.
The Real Housewives of New York City went to a rodeo in Montana on Tuesday, but they ended up stampeding all over hostess Kristen Taekman when they went glamping.
"Move over, bitch," Heather Thomson said to Taekman in their tricked-out tent in the middle of Big Sky Country after the two had exchanged heated words earlier in the day.
"Really? You're calling me a bitch right now?" asked Taekman. "I've not seen this side of Heather before."