Plus: Lydia McLaughlin reflects on Ryan's explosion, Kandi Burruss preps play and more.

on Oct 18, 2013 - The Dish

Caroline Manzo is calling it quits, the Real Housewives of Atlanta are back and so is Queer Eye for the Straight Guy! There were plenty of other Bravo happenings this week, so read on for all the news, stories and clips you might have missed.

Caroline Manzo Calls It Quits

On part 2 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion, Caroline Manzo made the shocking announcement that she will not be returning to RHONJ next season. “I simply feel that my role has run its course and I have nothing more to give,” she blogged. “I practice what I preach, and as I said on the reunion, I’m done.” But the fiery redhead’s fans need not worry—Caroline and the rest of the Manzo gang aren’t leaving Bravo for good. They are in the midst of shooting their spin-off series, Manzo’d with Children.

Teresa’s Two Cents

Of course Caroline’s departure brought about some reactions from her former co-stars. Teresa Giudice weighed in on the situation this week, tweeting out “God forbid we end the season on a good note. I would never go backward to talk about Caroline. We ended in peace & happiness.” Fans may remember the tiff Caroline and Teresa had on the reunion, when Teresa said that she was insulted that Caroline called her superficial.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta are Back!

What are you doing on November 3rd? Watching the premiere of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, of course! This season, ATL’s finest are facing everything from infidelity to money troubles. And newly divorced Porsha Stewart is navigating her way through the dating world. Oh, and don’t worry—there will be plenty of twirling from Kenya Moore.

Kandi Burruss Dishes on Her New Play

Speaking of RHOA, Kandi Burruss recently announced that she is stepping into the theatre world with her brand new play, A Mother’s Love. Based on her own life, the show will chronicle her relationship with her mother, as well as her fiancé Todd Tucker. “I’m so excited!!!,” she wrote. “Everyone is going to be there so you should be also!” And if you’re in Atlanta from November 22-24th, then you can be!

Lydia McLaughlin Weighs in on Ryan’s Couch Explosion

Last season of the Real Housewives of Orange County was a tough one for Lydia McLaughlin, who found herself in the middle of an explosive fight between her mother and Ryan Culberson—Vicki Gunvalson’s son-in-law. Culberson flipped when Lydia’s mom put her feet on Vicki’s new couch. Lydia recently chatted with TooFab and reflected on the incident, saying that she expected an apology, but never got one.

The Diss Heard Round the World

Dueling brides has been the theme of this season of The Real Housewives of Miami, as Adriana de Moura and Joanna Krupa prepared to marry their beaus. Well apparently the tension hasn’t diffused yet—Joanna took to twitter to deliver a diss about Adriana, writing “Alll I can say is that i can’t wait til my wedding airs Nov 4 :)” But that’s not all: “And mine is a REAL wedding :)” she finished. Snap!