Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lisa Hochstein Welcomes Baby a Month Before Due Date

If you're at all familiar with The Real Housewives of Miami, you know that Lisa Hochstein has been through a LOT to have kids. Well, the moment has arrived -- and sooner than we were all thinking! She and husband Lenny just welcomed their baby boy, Logan, a month early.

The news is especially momentous given Lisa and her husband have struggled with infertility. After three miscarriages and four failed IVF attempts, she hired a surrogate to carry her and hub's biological child.

And clearly little Logan was eager to meet his mom, since he arrived a month before his due date! According to Lisa's Instagram account, she says: "Craziest day of my life. #july3 Logan decided to come a month early!"
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Monday, July 6, 2015

Cynthia Bailey Reacts to NeNe Leakes' RHoA Departure: The Show Isn't About Just One Person

Out with the old and in with the new!

That's what Cynthia Bailey may be thinking when it comes to the upcoming season of Real Housewives of Atlanta.

While the model appears to be ready to go for another year, co-stars Claudia Jordan and NeNe Leakes are moving on to other projects. With so many casting changes, does Bravo's highest-rated show still have what it takes to remain on top?

"Well the show has never been about one person. It's just not what makes it work," Bailey revealed to E! News exclusively at the Essence Festival. "Sometimes you gotta change it up and mix it up. I look forward to a really great drama-filled season."

But isn't the loss of an OG Housewife extra hard? According to Bailey, it wasn't exactly a shocking announcement

"You know, I wasn't super surprised because I used to be very close with NeNe so I knew that at some point, she wanted to do other things and rightfully so because I think she has had a great run on the show," Bailey explained. "In my opinion, she will always be the original Atlanta Housewife and I wish her well."

She added, "We text back and forth…When I heard the news about her leaving the show, I shot her a text and said good luck to you. May you continue to shine. Do your thing so we are cool."
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Evil Brandi Glanville Blames Joanna Krupa For Her Own 'Smelly Vagina' Diss

Brandi Glanville has unveiled her defense in the defamation case Joanna Krupa filed against her ... Joanna's at least as much of a bitch as her, so she should shut up.

As we reported, Joanna's suing Brandi, claiming she was defamed when Brandi told Andy Cohen her vagina smelled like fish.

Brandi says in new legal docs what she's doing is nothing compared to Joanna's campaign of bitchiness, saying Joanna taunted her on Twitter by giving her the finger after the Hard Rock in Tampa cancelled Brandi's personal appearance.

And Brandi says Joanna has publicly ridiculed her, claiming she was a drunk and a racist with a "little brain" ... and she's trailer trash.

It gets worse. Brandi notes Joanna had the audacity to wear a "TEAM RIMES" tank top in public. 
Anyone heard the expression, "A pox on both of your houses?"
If I recall correctly Joanna only wore the "TEAM RIMES" after Brandi first publicly made the 'smelly vagina' diss.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Jeana Keough Responds To Vicki Gunvalson’s Accusation That She's More A Friend To Tamra Than Her

Jeana Keough was a topic of conversation on Monday night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live. During the show, Jeana Keough’s on-again, off-again friend, Vicki Gunvalson, spoke with Andy Cohen about her Real Housewives of Orange County co-star’s love of dramatic situations, and also accused Jeana Keough of being there for Tamra Barney than she was for her.

In an interview with Real Mr. Housewife on June 16, Jeana Keough responded to Gunvalson’s comments, defending her decision to help Barney, and her husband Simon, through their messy divorce years ago.
“I am always there for a friend when they need help…Anyone can be a good time friend. When bad things happen to my friends they always call me. They know I have the best criminal, personal injury and divorce attorneys. I have problem solving abilities outside the box. I always give good advice and I am always fair.”
While Gunvalson accused Jeana Keough of only involving herself in her fellow co-stars’ problems, Keough said it was simply in her nature, as the daughter of a fireman, to help those in need.

As the Inquisitr previously reported, news of Jeana Keough’s return to The Real Housewives of Orange County was first reported earlier this year. At the time, a source told Radar Online that Bravo was hoping to feature more of Jeana Keough’s story line during season 10, which had just begun filming.
“Bravo has reached out to [Jeana Keough]. They have asked her what is going on in her life with the hopes of understanding what a potential storyline for her could be. [Jeana Keough] has had lots of changes going on in her life. Her daughter recently got married, her oldest son is dating someone new, and she has two exchange students that live with her and keep her busy!”
Radar Online‘s source also claimed Gunvalson and Keough were “still good friends,” and said Gunvalson had made it clear that she would love to have Keough back on The Real Housewives of Orange County for season 10. As fans will recall, Gunvalson and Keough were two of the original five wives when the series began years ago. Now, Gunvalson remains as the only original housewife left standing. Everyone else left the show, or was fired by Bravo.

For more Jeana Keough, tune into The Real Housewives of Orange County on Mondays at 9 p.m. on Bravo. Keough may make more guest appearances as the series continues.
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NeNe Leakes Sets The Record Straight About Quitting The Show

NeNe Leakes has had enough of the rumors surrounding her departure from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." The 47-year-old announced her departure from the show June 29, saying she was ready to focus on other aspects of her career. Since her announcement, multiple stories have surfaced claiming to know the real reason she quit, the potential for her to return to the show as a "friend" of the cast members, as well as what's next on her agenda. But according to NeNe you can't believe everything you read.

TMZ caught up with NeNe at LAX to get the scoop on her exit. During their discussion, the former "RHOA" star told the outlet that her departure had absolutely nothing to do with her salary, but rather scheduling conflicts. She also said there is no chance she'll be returning to the show in Season 8. That doesn't mean she's completely done, however. NeNe appears to be considering signing back on for a later season.

Whether she decides to make a Bethenny Frankel style comeback on "RHOA" or not, fans haven't seen the last of NeNe. During her time away from Bravo's cameras she will be participating in ABC's 60s game show reboot of "To Tell the Truth." NeNe will appear on the show each week alongside Betty White and another unnamed panelist. They will face off against contestants who are trying to convince them that whatever they are saying, whether it's that they've invented something great, been somewhere exotic, or made a wild discovery, is the truth. The show, which will be hosted by Anthony Anderson, is slated to begin filming today.

In addition to her game show role, NeNe will be starring in a brand new Bravo reality series. She and Kim Zolciak-Biermann, another former "RHOA" star, will be traversing the country in search of new adventures. The show is being called "The Road to Riches." According to its description, the ladies will be pushed outside of their comfort zones during the cross-country road trip.

Neither "To Tell the Truth" nor "The Road to Riches" have received premiere dates.
RELATED: Was NeNe Leakes Actually Forced To Resign From ‘RHOA’ By Pissed-Off Bravo Producers?

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Amber Marchese's Blog: Cancer 'Is Not My Reality'

Amber Marchese, star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey , is blogging about her second battle with cancer for PEOPLE. After surviving breast cancer in 2009, she discovered a lump, which turned out to be cancerous, in her right breast in April. Marchese will share updates on her treatment and how she is coping with this second round of the deadly disease with prayer, a positive outlook and the help of her family.

As I wrote last week, my scans were now complete, as was my lumpectomy – my first of several more surgeries to come. I was anxiously awaiting the scan results, which would determine my prognosis. It felt like an eternity waiting for my results. I scheduled an appointment to meet my oncologist Dr. Nissenblatt (whom I call Dr. N) to get my results.

As I drove to his office I thought back to what happened and how the last few weeks had transpired. Over the last few weeks, some days I was wracked with fear, others I glided through with no issues, almost as if my diagnosis was just an episode on TV. Seriously, this is not my reality.

Do you believe in miracles? Growing up my answer would have been no. I believed in God, but I did not believe that miracles really happened. I did not think God, his saints nor his angels had any hand down here. I suppose it was because I watched my healthy, robust father wither away and die from pancreatic cancer in less than three months. I was 19 years old. This happened despite my prayers, my asking God to heal him so we could have more time. Instead, he took my dad home on Jan. 19, 1997. It was the very first time the word cancer really meant anything to me. It rocked me to the core and made the next 10 years very difficult. It made me determined beyond measure to succeed, but, emotionally, I struggled with so much. I fell away from God and the Church.

Fast forward to 2015. My life is amazing. My children are happy and healthy. Jim and I are enjoying life, business is doing great and life couldn't be any better. I did, however, slow down attending church, stopped praying as much and certainly did not pray the Rosary or a Novena in many years. My mind was wandering around too much, looking for instant gratifications and becoming more and more selfish. Although the words came out of my mouth that I am a Catholic, I did not have God in my life as much as I should have. I knew in my heart I had wandered from my path, even despite my first bout with breast cancer and feeling God's miracle once before.

Then one day, as I watched a movie with my husband, I leaned back at a 45 degree angle, reached my left hand over to my right breast and simply touched it. There it was a hard lump the shape and size of a lima bean. I could move it, which was good, but it was hard, so I knew something was wrong. Ironically, this happened on Good Friday, one of Holiest days in the Catholic Church. Needless to say, I began praying again. A lot. 
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Vicki Gunvalson Reveals Why She Collapsed After Phone Call

In the teaser trailer for an episode of Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki Gunvalson found herself in the midst on a huge meltdown. What caused the reality star, who normally keeps herself together in tough situations, to finally break?

The video showed Gunvalson lying on her kitchen floor and crying uncontrollably after talking with somebody on the phone. Although the video did not reveal why Gunvalson lost it, she decided to explain herself on Twitter to help clear the air.
The exchange on social media occurred after a fan noted the timing of the release of the trailer was on Mother’s Day. “It’s the most terrible thing to have to re-live again,” Gunvalson responded. “Especially on Mother’s Day.”

Gunvalson lost her mother back in February, and it looks as though the show caught the moment when she first heard the news. Following her mother’s death, the Real Housewives of Orange County star released a statement on Instagram.
“Tonight I received a phone call that is every person’s worst nightmare. My amazing, beautiful and strong mother passed on and is now with the love of her life my father in heaven. I am who I am today, because of her. An amazing cook, organized, bold personality and had a sense of style and fashion that I adored. I miss you so much mommy! My life will never be the same without you to give me advice and your wisdom. You were so healthy and so vibrant and so beautiful. I still need you. I love you MOM.”
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Friday, July 3, 2015

Teresa Giudice's Prison Diary Reveals 'Real Housewives' Star Attends Church, Prays for Early Release

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice has been going to church while in prison and praying for an early release, according to excerpts from her diary.

The mother of four has been incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, since Jan. 5, after a judge sentenced her to serve 15 months in prison following a bankruptcy fraud conviction. In newly released excerpts from her prison diary, the Bravo TV stars opens up about life behind bars and says that she feels God's presence guiding her.

"Great mass. I enjoy [going to church], it makes me feel good after I go and during. I feel like God is really present there with me," she wrote in one passage obtained by Us magazine.

Giudice, 43, has had recent prison visits from friends and family, including her husband, Joe, who is scheduled to begin serving his 41-month sentence upon her release in December, and their daughters Gia, 14, Gabriella, 10, Miliania, 9, and 5-year-old Audriana.

"I called the girls after school today. I miss them so much," she wrote. "They are all I think about all day long, and I pray that God helps me to go back home to be with my daughters and my husband. Please God, help me."
RELATED: Teresa Giudice’s prison diary reveals reality star’s life behind bars: Yoga, workout tapes, 'gross' food, fights and TV time 

Brandi Glanville Calls Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards the C-Word: 'I Didn't Get Fired'

Brandi Glanville is at her most unfiltered following her exit from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Just a week after saying Bravo will always be her family, the former model had some choice words for her costars – including the, ahem, "See You Next Tuesday" one – because she says they've been fueling rumors that she was fired from the reality show.

"They don't know. They have no idea. But here's what sucks, and this is why they're c---s," she told Howard Stern on Wednesday. "Because they're saying I got fired, and I'm in the process of moving, trying to rent a house for my two children, and no one will rent to me because they don't think I have a job." 

That's not the case, she insisted, teasing that she has a "new show" and a "development deal with a big network" on her slate.

So what really went down? Glanville, 42, said she decided to leave after taking a beating online after last season's antics.

"I felt like I played ball, I gave my all to the show, and then when it aired I thought, 'Oh my God, they did me no favors in the editing room.' And I got really upset and a little depressed," she explained.  
The way Howard Stern was kissing Brandi's ass throughout this interview made me want to throw up. But then when you find out that Stern's wife Beth is friends with Kristen Takeman who's friends with Brandi it starts to make sense.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

NeNe Leakes To Star On Remake of 60's Game Show "To Tell the Truth,"

NeNe Leakes, who became famous as a truth teller, will now decide who's telling the truth on primetime TV, and Betty White's gonna help her.

We've learned NeNe will be one of the stars on the reboot of ABC's "To Tell the Truth," once a huge '60s game show.  

The premise of the show ... 3 contestants will try to convince NeNe, Betty and a third panelist that they invented something, discovered something or whatever. Two of the contestants are impostors and one is the real deal. The panelists ask questions to figure it out.

 Anthony Anderson is the host.

It's a big move for NeNe, who wanted to break out of reality TV, even though primetime is riddled with reality. No air date has been set.

Fun Fact: one of the panelists of the original "To Tell the Truth" was Allen Ludden ... Betty's late husband, who went on to host "Password." 

Vicki Gunvanson Talks How Reality TV Impacts Real Life

It's hard for Vicki Gunvalson to not think of the past decade of her life in terms of TV seasons: She's the only remaining original cast member on Bravo's first "Real Housewives" series, "The Real Housewives of Orange County."

Gunvalson, 53, said in a recent interview that she equates milestones in her life to what season they aired on. The show, which airs at 9 p.m. EDT on Mondays, is now in its 10th season.

"This season my mom dies. Last season, I had situations with Tamra (Judge) and then I look at another season where I decided to divorce (ex-husband) Don," she said.

In a recent interview with The Associated Press, the OG of the OC talked about friends from the show and how reality TV impacts real life.
AP: Which woman on the show is a legitimate friend in your eyes?

Gunvalson: It changes from season to season. Tamra is my friend ... right now. ... (Former cast member) Alexis Bellino absolutely is my friend. She reaches out to me weekly. I see Lynne (Curtin) every now and then. I see Jeana (Keough) every now and then. You think about all these people I've filmed with all these years and there's not many I stay in touch with.

AP: Is it hard to be married on a reality TV show?

Gunvalson: I definitely think you need a strong bond and a strong foundation. ... It's definitely tough on marriage and relationships. I'm in counseling over this because I don't know how to some days handle it. 'Is this my reality or is this reality?'

AP: Because you have seen castmates come and go, is it ever awkward?

Gunvalson: The disadvantage I have is the new cast members coming in have watched me, so they're gonna try to either be my friend or they're gonna try to tear me down. I never watched anybody. When I started filming, there was no reality show. We were the first.
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Dorinda Medley Talks Returning To RHONY And Overcoming The Bravo Breakup Curse With Boyfriend John Mahdessian

On Dorinda Medley’s debut season of Real Housewives of New York, not only has her relationship with boyfriend John Mahdessian come under fire, but she has also found herself in the crossfire of her co-stars’ fights. Regardless of the drama, the show’s new girl isn’t letting that stop her from returning for a second season!

In an exclusive interview with OKMagazine.com, Medley revealed why she wants to return to the show and how her relationship with her long-time boyfriend won’t fall victim to the Bravo’s breakup curse.

“I hopefully will return next season,” Medley told OKMagazine.com at Haute Hippie’s shopping party to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The Bravo star explained that the show came at an “important time” in her life, as her husband Richard Medley passed away almost four years ago.

“I got into a little bit of a rut after that,” she explained. “It was like falling off a bike. I didn’t know how to get back on.”

After best friend and RHONY vet Ramona Singer encouraged her to join the show, Medley confessed the experience has been like “rehab” for her.

“It got me back out, it got me involved and it got me into a routine,” she explained. “I know these girls. It wasn’t like me entering into something that was totally bizarre or unnatural. It was a very healing experience.”

Despite the show’s positive effect on her life, Medley’s storyline kicked off with the ladies questioning her boyfriend’s intentions after he was spotted hitting a NYC hotspot without her. In a later episode, he was criticized for getting too close with co-stars Sonja Morgan and Kristen Taekman.

But despite the way he’s been portrayed on the show, Medley insisted they’ll continue to overcome any obstacles that come their way.

“I don’t believe in this Bravo curse,” she said. “It’s a situation that accelerates anything that was going to happen anyway. If you’re having problems in your relationship, this puts more of a focus on it.”

She added, “If you’re strong enough, which I know we are, we love each other, I’m sure we’ll make it through.”
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