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Eating For Free

Apr 6, 2023

A president was indicted? Who cares! We're still in #Scandoval. As the biggest news in the nation, VPR is Bravo's greatest success story, and its stars' highly lucrative nightmare.
Let's dive into the business of a scandal; this is how gossip gets made.
  • Andy Cohen responds to fans calling Raquel Leviss’ apology ‘terrible’ [Page Six] [Mar 8, 2023]
  • Andy Cohen issues PSA for upcoming ‘Pump Rules’ episode: ‘You won’t believe it’ [Page Six] [March 14, 2023] 
  • Raquel Leviss Breaks Silence on Tom Sandoval Cheating Scandal (Exclusive) [ET]
  • ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Raquel Leviss Privately Reached Out to Ariana Madix Last Week (Exclusive) [ET]
  • We Have Exciting News About Ariana Madix & Katie Maloney’s Sandwich Shop [Bravo]
  • Lala Kent Drops “Send It To Darrell” Merch After Blasting Raquel Leviss’ Legal Letter [Yahoo]
  • The billboard car. [Twitter]
  • The Merch. []
  • Béis gifts Ariana Madix its 'whole collection' after shading Raquel Leviss [Page Six]
  • Teddi Mellencamp thinks Lisa Vanderpump ‘paid’ Raquel Leviss to have affair [Page Six]
  • ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Stars Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix’s Relationship Timeline [Us Weekly]
  • Andy Cohen's Red Flags from Recent Vanderpump Rules Castmembers' Watch What Happens Live Appearances [Radio Andy]
  • Shoeless Ariana Madix awkwardly tries to avoid cheating Tom Sandoval [Page Six]
  • Schwartz and Sandys [Instagram]
  • BravoTV Tweet: [Twitter]
  • Ariana Madix shades Tom Sandoval, Raquel Leviss after explosive ‘Pump Rules’ reunion [Page Six]
  • Raquel on Instagram [Instagram]
  • Raquel’s Second Statement on Instagram [Instagram]
  • Kristen Doute podcast: [Apple Podcasts]
  • Ariana Madix Instagram [Instagram]
  • Raquel Leviss’ Restraining Order Against Scheana Shay Dismissed [ET]
  • Here's the Truth About Raquel Leviss Visiting Tom Sandoval's Home [E!]
  • RHOLSC’s disgraced Jen Shah’s jaw-dropping reality TV salary revealed as she settles into 6-year prison sentence [The Sun]
  • Was Jen Shah Paid a $483,000 Salary for RHOSLC Season 3? Find Out How Much Will Go Towards Her $9 Million Restitution Bill [Reality Blurb]
  • Here’s How Much the RHOSLC Cast Makes Per Episode [Heavy] [March 2022]
  • ‘RHOSLC’ Ratings Reach Season High [RealityBlurb
  • From Behind Bars, Teresa Giudice Leverages Reality Fame To Pay Debts [Forbes]
  • Mutiny! 'RHONJ' Cast Members Demanding Massive Pay Raises After Teresa Giudice Signed $1M Contract [Radar Online]
  • 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' stars like Danielle Staub make big drama, small salaries on Bravo [NYDailyNews]
  • 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' premiere ratings: Worst since 2009 debut []
  • Erika Jayne’s Salary Will Be ‘Much Higher’ If She Continues on ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ [Us Weekly]
  • Ratings: ‘RHOBH’ Season 12 Sees Its Largest Audience So Far [TVDeets]
  • Felony Flop! Teresa Giudice's Prison Special Is Ratings Bomb -- 'RHONJ' Contract In Jeopardy? [RadarOnline]
  • Raquel Leviss says she 'can relate' to Bryiana Dyrdek's autism diagnosis [Page Six]
  • Béis gifts Ariana Madix its 'whole collection' after shading Raquel Leviss [Page Six]
  • Andy Cohen addresses Raquel Leviss’ future on ‘Vanderpump Rules’ after affair [Page Six] [Mar 6, 2023]
  • Scheana Shay Accuses Raquel Leviss Of 'PR Stunt' After Being Served With Legal Documents At 'Vanderpump Rules' Reunion [Radar]
  • Scheana Shay Vows To Stay 100 Yards Away From Raquel Leviss At 'Vanderpump Rules' Reunion [Radar]
  • Inside Scheana Shay, Raquel Leviss’ ‘heated confrontation’ about Tom Sandoval affair [Page Six]
  • “Right now, Scheana is fully focused on supporting Ariana,” the insider adds.
  • 'Liar and cheat' Raquel Leviss was 'never punched' by Scheana Shay: attorney [Page Six]
  • Tom Sandoval, Raquel Leviss planned to confess affair to Ariana before getting caught [Page Six]
  • ‘Heartbroken’ Ariana Madix ‘blindsided’ by Tom Sandoval, Raquel Leviss affair [Page Six]
  • Ariana Madix felt ‘gaslit’ by Tom Sandoval in on-camera confrontation over affair [Page Six]
  • ‘Pump Rules’ cast not talking to Raquel Leviss amid ‘bizarre’ post-affair antics [Page Six]
  • ‘Pump Rules’ Fans Outraged Over Scheana Shay’s New Venture [TV Show Ace]
  • ‘We Provide the Bag, Not the Baggage’ [Bies Instagram]


Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.

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