Game of Crowns: Botox, Brawls and Twitter Wars!

Posted on Aug 4 2014 - 12:48pm by Reality LuLu


Bravo’s newest reality show, Game of Crowns, has been getting some bad press right off the bat. This has nothing to do with ratings however; it is about bad behavior! Are you shocked? Nah, me either.

Game of Crowns depicts six married women and what they go through to compete in “Mrs” beauty pageants.

Before we get to the news, let’s review who is who:

Susanna Paliotta, Mrs. Nation USA 2013 and Mrs. Massachusetts Perfect Woman, is a pageant mom to her two daughters as well as a participant.

Shelley Carbone, a wholesome mother of four, won the title of Mrs. Connecticut 2010 before going on to win the title of Mrs. America 2011.

Lynne Diamante, who has a law degree and runs a multi-million dollar eyewear company, is a pageant lifer who was crowned Mrs. Rhode Island 20 years after winning Miss Rhode Island.

Vanassa Sebastian, whose marriage into a casino dynasty funds her pageant addiction, was Mrs. Connecticut 2012.

Leha Guilmette, Mrs. Rhode Island 2013, is currently preparing for the 2013 Mrs. America Pageant.

Lori-Ann Marchese, who holds the title of Mrs. Connecticut 2013, will face-off against Leha in the 2013 Mrs. America Pageant.

During the premier party which was held at the Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut a few weeks ago, a bloody brawl ensued. It started when Vanassa and her husband Brian crossed paths with Leha Guilmette and her husband Nick Guilmette on the red carpet.

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Various news outlets have reported, two husbands started physically fighting. The fight got so bad that Nick channeled his inner Mike Tyson and bit Brian’s ear – not once but twice! A spokesperson from the casino said in a statement. “Foxwoods security, as well as Mashantucket and State Police all responded, and the situation was quickly diffused.”

Brian was treated, given stitches and released at a nearby hospital. No charges were made but the incident is still being investigated by the Connecticut State police. A source said that Brian will press charges against Nick.

Here is what I find to be the amusing part – Nick is a cop! Yup that’s right you heard me, he is a policeman. Apparently, Nick is very overbearing and all up in his wife’s beauty pageant business and talks horribly to the other women and their spouses. This could explain the form of contention between the other cast members and him.

The drama isn’t just on the show or the red carpet, it pores over to Twitter. It appeared that Susanna’s stylist, Anthony Palmieri, was tweeting some pretty nasty things to viewers of the show. The tweets were bad enough to get his account suspended.

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When Anthony’s account was reinstated he came up with the typical excuse:

“My account was hacked I do not agree with nor do I promote bashing and or bullying of any kind.” 

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Co-star Shelley tweeted to Anthony stating:

” Your vicious attacks on women and the bravo fans is unjust and inappropriate. You need to stop.  #manup #GameofCrowns  Anthony came back at Shelleysaying know the facts Shelly.. Ur little bought fans hacked my account. Bravo and NBC are watching. Play nice.”

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Anthony responded with the following:

“@shelleycarbone know the facts Shelly.. Ur little bought fans hacked my account. Bravo and NBC are watching. Play nice”

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It certainly sounds like this show is exactly what Bravo wants: beauty, botox, money, bitchiness and fighting.

Have you watched the show? If so what do you think of it?


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I began writing about people that put themselves on Reality Television 3 years ago after my son was in a car accident. I needed something to do when I became his primary caregiver. I started "Reality TV Morons" Facebook on where I gathered over 2000 followers. I've done interviews with people like Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Catherine Ommanney, Peggy Tannous and Rob Shuter. I am a Medical Assistant recently taking a leave from my job after losing my mother 2 months ago & 21-year old nephew 3 weeks ago. I'm taking time to reevaluate where I want to be and am looking forward to once again writing about Reality Television especially any of the Real Housewives Franchises.

  • Dave

    Where does Bravo recruit these savages from?

    • KJ

      Dave isn’t it amazing that there are REALLy people out there that act like that??
      What I don’t get is these people call themselves “the group,& sisters” dear Lord is hate to see their enimies!! Oh my!!

      • nan/4

        LOL!!!! 😉

        • KJ

          Hi nan

          • nan/4

            Hiya KJ! How are you honey? I’ve missed you too. 😉 OMG!!! These women are revolting. I never did understand women who are obsessed with pageants for their children or themselves. I mean really, don’t they have anything better to do with their time? Mrs. America of Rhode Island? WOW…..NOT!!!! The only people who care about who wins these competitions is THEM! They remind me of little girls who never did grow up!!!! lol

            Take good care of yourself KJ!!!! 🙂

          • KJ

            Hi nan love!
            I could NEVER be on a show like this! Free comps idc! I’ll use my coupons any day!
            To me it’s just gross!!

          • nan/4


      • Dave

        Haha. I would be very afraid for their enemies…very afraid.

    • Dave, you’re so funny. Bwahahaha!!!!!!

    • Birdie11

      New Jersey??

  • What in the world!!!!!!!

    • KJ

      Hi doc!! How are you love bug?? You are SO SO sweet!! Why don’t you move to kansas! I haven’t seen this much drama here!! LOL
      (Btw) if we could ever private msg each other I would definetely listen to anything good or bd going on with you! That’s what TRUE friends do & care!!

      • Hi my sweet KJ! ♥ *waving*

        You are too kind for words.

        Don’t ya love these reality stars? Their lives are a hot mess! We can live vicariously through their drama.

        I would love to email with you. My email addy is Let me know when you see this comment so I can remove my email.

        Hope you and Alex are having a good day. Chat with you soon on the other side. Xoxo

        • KJ

          Got it love!! Sorry had a storm & just got the net back up! ❤️

          • KJ…did you see my email already?

          • KJ

            Got it love bug!!

          • Great!! 🙂

    • Birdie11

      These pageants are hilarious…and that they are taken seriously is completely unbelievable to me.

      • Hi Birdie…..who knew this sub-culture of 40 footers existed!! LOL! 🙂

        • Birdie11

          Not me! Some are 80 footers!! 😀

          • Bwahahahaha! We are so bad. Ready for the whale tonight?

          • Birdie11

            Is she making an appearance?? ALWAYS!!!

          • Ah shucks! I forgot, the “ladies” are in Bali. No whale tonight for us but it should be a good episode. Lizzie gets neurotic Shannon pumped up to confront Tampon.

          • Birdie11

            Oh well…neurosis is fun too.

          • Why of course. Looks like a good one. I want to see Bali as well.

          • Birdie11

            Yes…neurosis in exotic location, all the better.

  • Birdie11

    Nick strikes me as the kind of cop who wants control and permission to hide behind his badge to do anything he wants. He gives me the creeps.

    • Lorn

      You and me both Birdie. I’m not surprised he bit an ear–the guy was twirling a steak knife at Susanna at one of the episodes. I am almost certain Leah is an abused wife in some way,shape or form.

  • KJ

    Thanks LULu, you rock on the funniest shiot!! You just crack me up & I LOVE reading what you write!!

  • Birdie11

    Whatever happened to the burning desire for world peace?? Isn’t that the beauty pageant way?

    • That mantra was many moons ago when families use to gather around the TV to watch Miss America pageants.

      • Birdie11

        I remember as the smallest child thinking it was all so STUPID.

        • You were even smart as a child.

  • Great post. Not sure if you read, but Anthony’s antics still haven’t stopped. Sending fake lawyer letters, asking teens to tweet about him and say he’s an awesome stylists, and being absolutely nasty and threatening to me on my Twitter account and blog? I’d say this Bravo “Extra” needs to get educated in proper cast behavior.