Music filled Sunday's season finale of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, which included some high notes – and some low ones.
Kandi Burruss's musical, A Mother's Love, based on her life, loves and ongoing battles with her own mother, opened to a sold-out audience that not only such celebrities as Tyler Perry, but also Momma Joyce herself.
"Some of the things I couldn't say to my mother, I say in music," Burruss said. "As my mom is watching the show, I hope it makes her say … 'We can make this happy ending in real life.' "
It was a day she never thought would be possible. On April 4, a beaming Taylor Armstrong exchanged vows with new husband John Bluher, finally finding the happy ending she'd so longed for.
Armstrong's first marriage, to Russell Armstrong, was turbulent and abusive, even landing the reality star in the hospital. Then, just one month after Armstrong filed for divorce in July 2011, Russell committed suicide, leaving her with unpaid bills, an outstanding lawsuit and their then 5-year-old daughter, Kennedy, to raise on her own.
"When everything you think is one way turns out to be different, it's a scary feeling," Armstrong, 42, tells PEOPLE. "I couldn't fathom ever loving somebody again, ever trusting somebody again."
The accessory of the weekend: a cowboy hat.
But an adorable dog comes in at a close second. As Las Vegas goes country for the ACM Awards, here's what you missed:
5. Miley Cyrus Welcomes a New Furry FanAs Cyrus grieves over the loss of her dog Floyd, she's found herself a cutie who's happy to lend a paw. The singer took to Twitter to introduce fans to Moonie, her new dog from her mother, Tish.
Kandi Burruss has tied the knot.
It looks like Real Housewives of New York star Ramona Singer may be getting back together with husband Mario.
Sonja Morgan tried to take The Real Housewives of New York City back to the days of The Great Gatsby with her "caburlesque" show Tuesday night, but it ended up more akin to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
"It's not Moulin Rouge, it's not Dita Von Teese, but it is Sonja Morgan," Carole Radziwill, 50, said, aptly summing up the "cabaret meets soft burlesque" show Morgan hosted for the LGBT center in the Hamptons.
"It's obvious I love my gays," explained Morgan, 50. "I have my own way of moving … very Liza Minnelli … I'm gonna bring the sexy, and I'm gonna improvise."
Before The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stroll into the setting sun on Rodeo Drive until next season, there was time for a few more diamond-studded fights on the reunion finale.
Life certainly wasn't all diamonds and rosé for Lisa Vanderpump, whose fractured friendships were front and center all season, and who felt ganged-up on during the reunion.
Leading the attack was Kyle Richards, who once compared Vanderpump to chess player Bobby Fischer due to all her strategizing and who was still miffed at Vanderpump for bringing up the tabloid cheating rumors about her husband.
NeNe Leakes told Cynthia Bailey's husband, Peter Thomas, to stop acting like "a bitch" on Sunday's The Real Housewives of Atlanta", and the word and its delivery was nearly enough to break up a close friendship.
After Thomas and Gregg Leakes went loco in Mexico, and NeNe inserted herself into the ongoing masquerade ball battle – telling Thomas that he needed to stay out of the women's business – the longtime friends went after one another.