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If you have suggestions for Open Post topics, please send them to [email protected], but in the meantime, it’s time to light up some sage, open your chakras, and awaken the third eye, because today’s topic is the Top Ten Psychic Moments on Housewives!
I always thought the presence of psychics, mediums, and clairvoyants on nearly every season of every franchise of Real Housewives has always been a strange phenomenon. Do all wealthy women have a hard-on for the paranormal, or is this merely an Andy Cohen fantasy conjured up in his grand scheme of what it means to be a bored, rich housewife? Probably the latter. Regardless, let’s don our sacred vestments and summon the Top Ten list, shall we?
10 – The coffee grounds reading with Viktoria Ballavoski on RHONY, season 7. Carole Radziwill, Heather Thompson, and Dorinda Medley were all in utter shock as Viktoria quietly studied the wet coffee sludge, and told them things that were deeply personal and accurate. My favorite part of this clip is Dorinda’s iPhone footage of a lone, red balloon drifting by the fireplace, that the entire family is SURE is Richard’s ghost.
9 – D’Andra Simmons’ pet psychic on RHOD, season 2. I looooove how D’Andra goes to a pet psychic to find out why her dog doesn’t want to be around her (LOLOL), and then turns the reading into a metaphor about her relationship with Mama Dee.
8 – The hypnotist session with Kimberly Friedmutter on RHOSLC, season 1. Whitney Rose, in all her bouncy, jiggly wisdom, decided that a hypnotist-therapy session would be JUST the thing the ladies needed to round out a disastrous Vegas trip. It starts with a breathing exercise at the dinner table, and ends with Jen Shah pouting on the couch like a little kid.
7 – The reading about past lives with medium Rebecca Fearing on RHOBH, season 8. Kyle Richards’ psychic Rebecca has been on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills off and on since season 1, but I picked this particular session because it has so much to offer. First, Dorit Kemsley couldn’t close her mouth. Second, Rebecca admitted to looking at Lisa Vanderpump’s twitter post about Pink Dog dying prior to the reading. Third, Teddi Mellencamp spent the whole time pantomiming the word ‘skepticism.’ And finally, Erika Girardi – in an effort to make herself sound more interesting – claimed she used to be a kidnapped Spanish boy in the bottom of a ship.
6 – The eerily accurate reading by psychic Justin on RHOP, season 3. Robyn Dixon invited over this bleached-blonde Sean Hayes look-alike to get some closure on things, and her ex-husband Juan Dixon is a classic example of someone that walks in dubious, and walks out a believer.
5 – The Arizona psychic that made Rosie Pierri cry on RHONJ, season 5. Oof, I’ve always loved Rosie. COME BACK TO US, DEAR. The whole gang gawks in disbelief as the psychic tells Rosie and her sister Kathy Wakile details about their dead father, and in the midst of this heartfelt scene, we get some GREAT flashback photos of Kathy’s wedding dress and huge hair.
4 – The Elephant Room with energy reader Mbele on RHOA, season 10. At this point on Real Housewives of Atlanta, Nene Leakes was starting to get very creative with the theme of her parties, and in an obvious bid to stir shit up, threw an Elephant in the Room party, which is an event that would fit nicely in the Seventh Circle of Hell. Mbele wags her finger at Sheree Whitfield with purpose, and has something critical to say to all the ladies except for the host who booked her.
3 – The psychic Scott Cruz that outed Brooks Ayers for faking cancer on RHOC, season 10. Detective Meghan King Edmonds already had a hunch something was amiss with Vicki Gunvalson’s boyfriend’s claims about his health. However, when Scott met up with Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, and Meghan, and showed serious doubt about Brooks’ cancer diagnosis, all of the ladies’ jaws dropped to the floor.
2 – The fortune teller in Morocco that predicted Ramona Singer’s husband was stepping out on her on RHONY, season 4. This fortune-telling session had it all. Sonja Morgan speaking in a weird accent about really liking “a good lifestyle, y’know?” And Kelly Bensimon losing her mind when the psychic says the words “autre femme” during Ramona’s session. When Luann de Lesseps tells the group it means “other woman,” everyone – including Ramona – sits in stunned silence.
1 – Camille Grammer’s infamous dinner party with medium Allison Dubois on RHOBH, season 1. It’s a real testament to Allison Dubois’ star power in this scene on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills that it’s rated as #1 on both the Top Ten Most Dramatic Dinner Parties and this list. And for good reason, too. Allison came in hot right from the beginning, and not even Lisa Vanderpump’s look of disapproval could stop her from gunning for Kyle Richards. Most people find psychic readings to be cathartic, and sometimes even spiritual, experiences, but no, no. That’s not what happened here. Allison summoned the dark side of her special powers, and two cocktails in, had just about everyone at the table fighting with each other.
Well, there you have it! There are plenty of psychic moments on Housewives that didn’t make the list, so talk amongst yourselves on which ones you think should have made it. I’d like to wish all the moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day, and I’ll see you in the comments section!
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