Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Ana Quincoces Now A Contestant on "Food Network Star"
Ana Quincoces may be a name that rings some bells if you are an avid watcher of the Real Housewives franchise. Before The Real Housewives of Miami was canceled by Bravo, Ana starred on the show, and fans remember her for being a feisty woman who didn’t take anything from anyone.

Quincoces was working in the legal field, which gave her an edge, but she was also unhappy with being caught up in cheating rumors, as Karent Sierra’s then-boyfriend had been cheating on her with a woman named Anna. Quincoces has left the drama of The Real Housewives of Miami behind, and she’s now ready to fight again — but on her terms.

According to a new Bravo report, Ana Quincoces is a contestant on Food Network Star, a show about talented cooks who are competing to get their own cooking show on the network. While she was filming The Real Housewives of Miami, Ana was often spotted cooking in her kitchen, and she has admitted that she’s talented when it comes to Cuban food. But the Cuban angle won’t be her winning edge — it will be her ability to make something out of nothing.

“Making something from nothing. I will go into a kitchen with bare cupboards and very little in the refrigerator and I can make something really great,” Ana told The Food Network of this new experience, according to Bravo. “It’s kind of like a challenge. I think if you go to the grocery store and buy every single ingredient you need to make a meal… anybody can do that. So if I have something, some starting point, I will kind of figure something out with whatever’s available. That and the fact that I’m fast in the kitchen. I think I have an ability to balance flavors really well. Different dimensions of flavors and different layers of flavor. I think… the hallmark of Cuban cooking is very much like that. So, I think I have that ability.”

Of course, Ana Quincoces does have working experience in the food industry. She’s a cookbook author and chef, and she’s created a line called the Skinny Latina. She’s a finalist on the show, and she’s so close to landing her own show. Does she have a weakness that could prevent her from winning? No, but she does have a weakness: her sweet tooth.
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: Siggy Flicker and Dolores Catania Join 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey'
The Real Housewives of New Jersey are bringing two new housewives into their circle — Dolores Catania and Siggy Flicker — and, with Season 7 premiere of the hit Bravo television series on it's way, these latest introductions will also be stepping into your living room. One of the newest RHONJ cast members, Dolores Catania, is no stranger to these women. She might be a stranger to some fans, however, which means we need to ask the obvious question: who is Dolores from RHONJ Season 7?

Catania, a single mother of two, is actually said to be a family friend of fellow cast members Teresa Guidice (who has returned from prison for the new season), Jacqueline Laurita, Kathy Wakile, and the Manzo family. In fact, according to All About The Tea, fans have actually seen Catania before in tapings for previous seasons and at events for the show. But there's still a whole lot more fans need to know about one of the show's latest additions.

First off, the New Jersey native is a whole lot more than a housewife and a mom. Aside from raising her two college-aged children, Gabrielle and Frankie, the happily divorced housewife has also held a number of jobs over the years. Catania has done everything from serving as a corrections officer to working as a surgical technician to acting as a realtor in the state she knows and loves. Most recently, she also owns a number of fitness centers in the area and is an active member in charity work as well. Basically, between working, staying close with her ex-husband of 15 years, raising a family, and being apart of the latest season of the Real Housewives, Catania might as well be called Wonder Woman. And, in the latest sneak peak of the new season, it seems like looking for love is just going to be another addition to her already busy schedule.

However, as fans can see in the Season 7 preview, having so much on her plate is just the cusp of what we can expect from Catania. Having a busy schedule, a strong Italian background, and a soft spot for her friends also proves that nothing is going to get past this straight-forward new cast member. At the 2:10 mark of the trailer, she is already letting her friends know how serious she is by screaming, "Trust me when I f*cking tell you, I've had enough of it all! I don't f*cling deal with this sh*t!"
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Ahead of New QVC Line, Lisa Rinna Apologizes To Fans On Instagram Over Season 6
Lisa Rinna has second thoughts about her recent "Housewives" behavior.

Season 6 of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" was very intense for both Lisa R. and Lisa Vanderpump. After Lisa R. accused Lisa V. of manipulating the Munchausen rumors about Yolanda Hadid, the friendship between the Lisas was over.

This drama divided "RHOBH" fans, and it caused Lisa R. to fight back at some of them as well. However, Lisa R. is now having second thoughts about the way she reacted.

On Friday, the former soap opera actress took to Instagram to apologize to fans for any rude comments she may have sent their way, during the end of season 6.

"Last month, as 'RHOBH' was wrapping up, my social media platforms were flooded with intense, unkind messages. As a rule, I prefer to focus only on the wonderful, amazing fans out there because they bring such incredible light with everything they do and say," Lisa R. began the post. 

"Unfortunately, the consistent negativity that appeared on my Twitter, Instagram and Facebook day after day, seeped in and to my disappointment, got the better of me."

She continued, "I used ugly, derogatory words in the comment section of my Instagram account to try and stop the people who were constantly lashing out at me. That's not okay."

At the end of the post, Lisa R. was hopeful that anyone who she hurt can forgive her.

"Please take this as my sincere and heartfelt apology to anyone that feels slighted, hurt or disappointed by my comments directed to a very specific group of Internet trolls," she wrote.
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Real Housewives of Orange County Trailer Has More Brooks Ayers Drama, Baby Dreams for Meghan King Edmonds and Marital Woes for Terry and Heather Dubrow
Here's your first dose of Real Housewives of Orange County goodness ahead of the new season.

There's a lot to unpack in the first trailer for season 11 of the Bravo show. Read on for (just a few) of the highlights.

The Brooks Drama Lives On

After last season's cancer drama surrounding Brook Ayers, Vicki Gunvalson tells the ladies she's moved on from her ex. But the women aren't all so sure, with accusations flying during the trailer that she still loves him ... which isn't unfounded as the trailer contains footage of Gunvalson telling Ayers over the phone as much. 

But despite the suspicions, PEOPLE confirmed Monday that Gunvalson has a new man in her life – former police officer Steve Lodge, whom she has been spotted getting cozy with on Instagram in recent weeks. After breaking up with Ayers last year, she was previously dating A construction superintendent in Arizona 

Meghan Is Ready for a Baby

Meghan King Edmonds is already a stepmother to her baseball pro husband Jimmy Edmonds' children, and now she's ready to have a biological baby. She's doing so with the help of IVF, and seems quite keen on the idea.

"Baby, baby, baby, baby," she repeats over and over in the trailer for good luck.  
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Monday, May 23, 2016

Teresa Giudice Celebrates 44th Birthday with Daughters and Brother Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga
Party for Tre! Teresa Giudice was surrounded by her loved ones while celebrating her 44th birthday on Wednesday, May 18.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star appeared to have a low-key gathering at her Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, home. She was joined by her daughters — Gia, 15, Gabriella, 11, Milania, 10, and Audriana, 6 — brother Joe and sister-in-law  Melissa Gorga, and others.

One noticeably absent family member was her husband, Joe Giudice. Joe, 43, is currently serving time at the Fort Dix Correctional Institution in New Jersey for conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud. He began his 41-month sentence March 23. (That same month he got five months knocked off his sentence.)

Teresa, who completed 11 months behind bars in December, shared several photos of her birthday festivities via Instagram. Dressed down in a white tank top and jeans, she posed with her family while sitting next to a vanilla sheet cake.

"the sweetest birthday with my beautiful girls," she captioned one photo. She added in a second pic with the Gorgas: "With my beautiful family @melissagorga."
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NeNe Leakes Hints She’ll Be Back Full Time on ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Season 9
NeNe Leakes, speaking to hundreds of fans at the Ultimate Women’s Expo this past weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center, refused to answer specifically whether she’ll be back for the ninth season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

But her teasingly noncommittal answer certainly implied that she will return because if she really wasn’t planning to, she’d say so. She’s that type of person.

The questioner asked straight out if she was coming back after complaining this past season without her was a “snoozefest.”

“Season nine?” Leakes said on stage. “Uhhhh…’Housewives?’ Uhhhh…. you got to wait for them [Bravo] to announce it. I can’t announce it. I would be in so much trouble if I made the announcement.”

“Maybe?” the questioner said.

“Maybe. We’ll see. I think you guys will be surprised by who’s coming back and who’s not coming back.”
Leakes during her 30-minute talk also said she has a one-woman show which she plans to bring in Atlanta toward the end of the year.
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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Luann de Lesseps Talks Wedding Plans and Losing Her Countess Title

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Dawn Ward Cries 'Witch Hunt' After Neighbours Oppose Her Plans to Build a Wedding ...
REAL Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn Ward has blamed a “witch hunt” after neighbours opposed her plan to build an extension to her £13.5m mansion, Warford Hall. 

The lavish ten-bed home in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, already boasts a cinema, a games room, a beauty salon, a gym, a swimming pool, a bar, seven reception rooms and stables for 15 horses. 

Now businesswoman Dawn, 42, who shares the mansion with her husband, ex-footballer Ashley Ward, and their four daughters, wants to add a conference and wedding venue to host up to 60 events per year. 

The glam WAG, who already runs a successful interior design company, has been granted planning approval to build an extension, but she still needs approval for a “change of use” for the space, which is currently being used as living and office space. 

And neighbours aren’t happy – up to 150 people have objected to her plans, complaining the venue would cause too much noise and disruption in the community. 

A final decision is expected to be made at a planning meeting at Macclesfield town hall June 1, which locals are being encouraged to attend. 

A letter to neighbours reads: “We feel that by our very presence we may hope to display to members of the committee the strength of feeling there is against what could change forever the character of our peaceful village community.”
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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Carole Radziwill's Boyfriend, Adam Kenworthy, Injured in Plane Crash

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Robyn Dixon Speaks on How Race Plays a Role on 'Real Housewives of Potomac'
During the first season of The Real Housewives of Potomac, Robyn Dixon had one of the more intense storylines. By the time the season ended last month, she'd discussed her unconventional romantic relationship with her live-in ex-husband, former professional basketball player Juan Dixon; revealed that they'd had to declare bankruptcy in 2015 after being scammed by a close friend in what Robyn called a "mini-Ponzi scheme"; and gotten into heated arguments about her racial identity after other cast mates insinuated she wasn't black enough.

It all came to a head when one Housewife's husband grabbed another Housewife's boyfriend's butt at a party—and Robyn responded by asking if it was a "white guy thing." While this might seem merely playful, it caused an uproar, with one of the Housewives calling Robyn "racially obsessed" and saying Dixon was biracial "as if it was a fighting word." Following the dramatic season finale, we talked to Dixon about her relationship, the bankruptcy, race, and how they all played out on the show.

BROADLY: This season, you revealed that you had to file bankruptcy in 2015 after you were scammed in a Ponzi scheme. What happened?Robyn Dixon: Juan and I have a friend that we knew since high school, and we all went to college together. He was in our wedding, and he was the guy who would always check on me and the kids when Juan played [basketball] overseas in Europe. This guy was very close to us.

As long as we knew him, he always worked in the financial industry—that's what he always told us, so that's what we believed. Why would we not believe our friend when he tells us what he does?
So eventually he's like, I've got this great opportunity coming up where you'll make 40 percent and get your money back in a couple of months, blah, blah, blah. Obviously now that sounds too good to be true, but at the time I was like, why would I doubt him? That was our close friend. He looked like he was living a reasonable life. 

When did you figure out something was up?He kept periodically sending phony documents so you'd be like, let's put more in, or leave it in, or whatever. Then Juan and I got to a point where we no longer had income. We said, "OK, we need our money back." Then it was lie after lie after lie. [The friend] was in court for a year from a guy that was suing him, and we didn't even know this. He was just hiding so much behind the scam.

Then he was going to face jail time because he needed to give this guy his money. That's when he came to me and asked me for more money. I was like, wait a minute—what are you telling me? You're telling me you don't have anyone's money?

A few days after I realized the money was gone, he threw himself off a bridge and killed himself. It was very crazy and emotionally complicated because I was so angry, but I was so devastated that he killed himself. Losing a ton of money sucks, but the fact he was our friend that killed himself was so awful. It was the worst time of my
Did this situation impact your decision to do the show?I was very honest with the producers and casting people when I was approached to do this show. I was like, listen—I'm not living that glamorous life that you might want to portray. They were totally fine with that, because I have connections to the women and I have lived that life and am in that circle.

I made the conscious decision to go on the show and tell my story. Most people in my situation would run away from an opportunity like this because of embarrassment or shame, or just because they don't want people to know what happened. I kind of looked at it as an opportunity to help people who watch the show by proving there is still hope after going through a devastating situation like mine.

Can you talk about your unconventional relationship with Juan?Juan and I met in high school a few months after he had lost both of his parents to AIDS-related illness. They were drug addicts who were in and out of jail and the street and weren't really consistent parents in his life. When I met him, it was shocking to me that somebody my age had already experienced so much. My father is a dentist and my mother is a business owner and college professor, and they've been married for 43 years; my life was completely different. I was so touched by his experiences, and we just immediately connected after we met. We've been stuck together for the rest of the lives.

Did you expect racial identity to be such a big topic of conversation on the show?I went to predominately white schools all my life, and whether I wanted to or not, race was always discussed. People would always say things like, "What color are you? You're not black." I remember being in third grade and during a Black History Month lesson, the discussion turned into "What color is Robyn?" The teacher herself said, "Your parents must be white."

People just didn't understand why I looked the way I looked. I was like, no, I'm black. They were always like, there must be something else there. And my best friend at the time was like, "No, she's black. I know her parents and they're black." We need a whole other episode or show just to talk about black history. There [is] white ancestry in my blood, and I don't deny that, but I can't identify a white parent or relative like Katie [Rost] can. 

Were you surprised by the reaction of some of your fellow cast members to these discussions about race and racial identity?I was mostly surprised by Katie's, because I thought she would understand my experience, but after awhile I realized she had a completely different experience than [I did].
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Friday, May 20, 2016

Ramona Singer and Dorinda Medley's Dramatic Feud Spills Over Onto Twitter
They just can't stop! The Real Housewives of New York City stars Ramona Singer and Dorinda Medley took their beef to Twitter late on Wednesday, May 18, as footage of their spectacular bust-up at Medley and boyfriend John Mahdessian's party aired. 

As Us Weekly reported previously, when Mahdessian decided to throw Luann de Lesseps' former squeeze Rey out of the party, Singer decided to make a stand, resulting in a screaming match between her and Medley (which even included threats to call the police!)

And taking to Twitter as the episode aired, the feisty duo proved neither of them had managed to put any of their hotheaded history behind them. 

"I was so disgusted..I thought @ramonasinger was leaving with that nut job and I know she’s almost as certifiable as HE clearly was…. or IS," blasted Medley. 

"Only you are certifiable and you know why I'm disgusted by the way john treats women including YOu!" blasted Singer.
"Look it’s just not her place.. You don’t create problems just because there’s nothing interesting FOR YOU going on," Medley went on. "It was Luann’s issue and she was gone. John was fully right in having him leave."

"It was disrespectful to me, to JOhn, to Malan, the caterer, the press, the guests, & the employees who worked hard to put this together," she continued. "Just not nice and not right @ramonasinger. Look everybody.... She walked in with an agenda, it wasn’t positive, and this is a man's business!!!!"
I'm on Dorinda's side on this one. That lush was acting erratically and Ramona didn't seem to care one bit of how he was behaving and what a distraction he was causing.

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Is 'The Real Housewives of Dallas' in Real Danger of Being Canceled?
We’re more than halfway through the premiere season of The Real Housewives of Dallas. We’re using the word ‘we’ because this is a team effort. We can’t do it alone. We need support. See?

That's because the ratings for The Real Housewives of Dallas have been consistently low. The first two episodes had a 0.4 rating (meaning 0.4 percent of people ages 18 to 49 watched), and then a 0.3 rating for episodes 3 through 5. Things are mildly starting to look up with episode 6 earning a 0.4 rating.
But it's still not great. To put that in perspective, more people are watching SpongeBob SquarePants at 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoons on Nickelodeon. The viewership for Dallas’ Housewives installment drops off after Southern Charm finishes at 9 p.m. on Bravo. (1.161 million people tuned into its latest episode, while 883,000 people tuned into The Real Housewives of Dallas’ latest episode, which aired directly after Southern Charm.)
During the same timeslot, Teen Mom 2 on MTV garnered 1.455 million viewers, surpassing The Real Housewives of Dallas by several hundred thousand viewers. And to make matters worse, when Bravo pulled a Surprise Saturday on May 7, airing all the week's new episodes Saturday night, The Real Housewives of Dallas didn't even earn a spot in the top 100 most watched cable showed by people ages 18 to 49. Monday night, however, it was in the top 50.

These numbers pale in comparison to The Real Housewives of Potomac and The Real Housewives of Atlanta (see graph). Atlanta is the Housewives' highest rated installment, according to Rick Porter, editor of TV by the Numbers. Potomac, like Dallas, also premiered this year, but seems to be doing better.
This season of The Real Housewives of Dallas will have 10 episodes, not including the reunion, which films next week. A Bravo representative did not offer up a timeline of when or if it will be renewed for a second season, adding they don't know, but if we were in the betting business, it’s not looking good.
I tried a couple of episodes of 'RHOD' and found these women contrived and kind of boring. Then too, the hype surrounding an alleged 'former porn star' turned me off. Plus, these women don't exactly exude the kind of 'southern charm' that you'd expect from Texans and I think the timing of the show was bad with 'RHOBH' just ending and 'RHONY' getting started and doing so well--'RHOD' kind of got lost in the crowd.

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