Sunday, August 31, 2014

EOnline Has A "Best Housewife Ever" Contest Going On

Forget to blog about this earlier, but it's still not too late to vote what with 8 contestants left (including somehow Kim Zolciak) and voting ending tomorrow at 5pm. My vote would be for Ramona Singer, but unfortunately she's no longer in the running:
Welcome to the elite.

That's right, we're down to just eight ladies in our Best Housewife Ever tournament, which is finally deciding once and for all who is the all-time favorite star of the Real Housewives franchise.

There have been many surprises, including the early exits of favorites such as NeNe Leakes and Bethenny Frankel, and the Sweet 16 saw the shocking departures of The Real Housewives of Orange County's Tamra Barney, Beverly Hills' Brandi Glanville and RHONY's Ramona Singer.

So who is Bravo's ultimate Housewife? That's up to you!

Still left in the competition? Vicki Gunvalson, Caroline Manzo, Teresa Giudice, Shannon Beador, Kenya Moore, Jacqueline Laurita, Lisa Vanderpump and Kim Zolciak.

Voting in this round closes at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1, which means you totally can say you have plans this holiday weekend: voting for your favorite Housewife so that she lands a spot in the semi-finals!

Aside from securing the ultimate bragging rights at their next showdown on their respective show, The winner's coronation will reach almost 30 million people, as it will be announced on E! Online and all of our social media platforms. Plus, the winning Housewife will also be invited onto the E! News set to receive a prestigious (and, possibly, hilarious) award trophy, to be aired in front of our global E! audience. 
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Kenya Moore Denies That She's Dating Kordell Stewart
Speaking of rumors that came completely out of left field, it appears that there has also been talk of a secret romance between Kenya Moore and Kordell Stewart.

The former pageant queen recently took to Twitter to shut down the whispers—not that we’re really sure people were believing them in the first place.

KENYA MOORE         @KenyaMoore
Me and Kordell Stewart? NEVER...

As it turns out, the rumors began with a report published to MTO, which claimed that the two hit it off at the opening of Peter and Kordell’s new sports bar Sports One. Although there were plenty of instances where Kenya showed a little too much interest in Porsha’s marriage and divorce from Kordell, we never thought that she was interested in him romantically. If anything, her interest in Porsha’s misery was more than likely fueled by her strong dislike for her.
Update 2:20 p.m.: Kordell has also responded to rumors that he’s seeing Kenya Moore.
“There is a lady who I am very interested in,” Kordell told “however, it is not Kenya Moore.”
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Taylor Armstrong's Former Father-in-Law Believes Son Russell Was Murdered
Former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Russell Armstrong's dad thinks his son's death in 2011 wasn't a suicide -- he believes it was murder, and he claims Taylor Armstrong won't help him prove it.

According to court docs obtained by TMZ ... Louie Armstrong is asking the court to force the L.A. County Coroner's office to fork over Russell's autopsy pics, which he plans to have checked out by his own forensic specialist.

As we previously reported ... Russell's family hired a private detective after his suicide in 2011 -- because they were convinced he was killed.

Armstrong seems to think Taylor would have better luck obtaining the photos, since she was Russell's next of kin at the time of his death. In the docs, he says she refuses to assist his efforts.

We reached out to Taylor. So far, no word back.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Adrienne Maloof Appeals to Thief to Return 'Priceless' Diamond Necklace Taken From Her Beverly Hills Home
"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Adrienne Maloof says she was robbed of a priceless necklace, but she's hoping the thief is a kind-hearted bandit who will someday return it.

We saw Maloof at Berri's in L.A. and she told us about a diamond encrusted necklace that was stolen from her house a while back ... possibly during a party at her Bev Hills mansion.

Maloof tells us the diamonds alone are worth more than $10K -- but that's NOT the reason she wants it back.
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Tamra Barney Apologizes To Alexis Bellino, But Alexis Doesn't Believe It's Sincere
Tamra Judge had an epiphany on The Real Housewives of Orange County last week after she was confronted by most of her co-stars during dinner in Bali.
And, because of it she apologized to former cast member Alexis Bellino. Now, only, RumorFix has Alexis’ reaction.

Tamra said the attack by the women reminded her of a trip she, Alexis and other other girls took to Costa Rica where Alexis was called fake and a show off.

At that time, Alexis left the table and was crying in her room. “I want to publicly apologize to Alexis for being any part of that night,” Tamra wrote. “I had no idea how bad it hurt to have so many people coming at you like that while being so far from home. But now I do and have learned so much. Like that saying goes — ‘karma is a bitch!’

In a statement to RumorFix,  Alexis says, “Thank you for your apology, Tamra. I forgave you long ago. Next time maybe pick up the phone instead of doing it publicly, which feels more for attention than sincerity.”
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jacqueline Laurita Doesn't Believe Victoria Gotti's Story About Rino Aprea Cheating On Wife Teresa
Jacqueline Laurita may have left The Real Housewives of New Jersey because the show became too much for her. Laurita was heartbroken when her friendship with Teresa Giudice started crumbling. Laurita was upset because Giudice wasn’t open about her legal struggles and wasn’t telling her friends about the fraud charges.

Laurita decided to focus on Caroline Manzo’s family instead, as she has been filming a few episodes of Manzo’d With Children, which will air this fall on Bravo. However, it sounds like Laurita has been watching this season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, because she knew everything about Victoria Gotti’s story that Rino had cheated on his wife.

According to a new RumorFix report, Jacqueline Laurita may have left the show, but she has no problem sharing her opinion about this rumor. And given her experience with the show, Jacqueline doesn’t think that the rumor is true.

Teresa Aprea and her husband, Rino, had been married, divorced, then remarried. Gotti revealed that Rino had told him that he had slept with Teresa’s mother, which led to their first divorce. Teresa’s mother, Santa Napolitano, hasn’t issued a statement since the episode aired.

“It’s unfortunate that people, especially when you are not castmates, including Victoria Gotti, purposely come on to Real Housewives of New Jersey just to start horrible rumors, especially about somebody’s mother and husband/father on national TV,” Jacqueline Laurita has said about the story.

“It seemed all too familiarly set up. Maybe someone felt threatened by Teresa and her family’s presence on the show and wanted to take them down a peg. I don’t know. I just don’t understand,” Jacqueline Laurita added.

Plus, Gotti claims that she is friends with Rino, but she was eager to share this rumor with the world, even though Rino had remarried Teresa. But it does seem odd that such a rumor would come up at this point in time. Many have assumed that Victoria was just trying to get back on television.
RELATED: ‘RHONJ’ Star Jacqueline Laurita — Creditor Accuses Her Of Playing Dirty Legal Games, Purposely Delaying $7.8M Legal Battle

Heather Dubrow Speaks On Rumors She's Leaving "Real Housewives of Orange County"
Is Heather Dubrow leaving Real Housewives of Orange County after tonight’s reunion? Heather Dubrow implies to RHOC fans that this might be her final season. Generally, Housewives who exit the show often don’t share final remarks to viewers in their blog. But this month, Heather implies that this might her final season. 

When Heather Dubrow started Real Housewives of Orange County, she had taken a break from acting after a series of major TV roles. During Heather’s first RHOC season, Alexis Bellino wrongly claimed that Heather wasn’t an “actress like Angelina Jolie”. But as LALATE first reported when Dubrow signed onto RHOC several years, Heather was (and still is) a major TV actress. She was not credited back then under her married name. Dubrow progressively added more credits to her acting resume in recent years. And now, from having less than roughly twenty thousand Twitter followers upon joining Bravo, Heather has become one of the most recognized BravoTV personalities. 

 So is Heather leaving RHOC? She tell news this month “No one is perfect, certainly not us. This show is small glimpses of our lives. You as the audience are privy to what’s going on in everyone’s world . We are not and sometimes we act and react differently than you’d expect because we didn’t have that knowledge. There were also many situations this season that became such a big game of telephone. It was hard to keep track.” 

Heather was deeply troubled with the final dinner of the season. “Terry and I have been together for almost 18 years and I have never seen him speak to another person as he did to David at Vicki’s party. SO not like him. All I can say is Terry never heard David OR Eddie yell out lewd things to me at the hoedown. We were told repeatedly by a very reliable (or so we thought) source about what David had said and they made it sound VERY bad. That was what Terry was reacting to.” 

For now, Heather thanks BravoTV fans for allowing her and Terry to come into their homes for several seasons. “I don’t know what my future is with Housewives show but I am very grateful for all of the opportunities it’s presented to me and my family. I hope you have enjoyed getting to know us over the past three years and realize we are not defined by moment or a season, but by how we live our day-to-day lives, how we love our family, and how we cherish our friends”. 
RELATED: Heather Dubrow on Her Husband’s Finale Blow-Up: "Terry Is Not an Elitist"

Phaedra Parks' Husband Apollo Nida Ordered To Go To Prison....Now
It’s time! Just weeks after Apollo Nida was sentenced to eight years in prison for his fraud case, has exclusively learned that the Real Housewives of Atlanta star has been ordered to report to federal prison on September 10.

According to court documents obtained by Radar, Phaedra Parks’ husband must surrender himself at the FMC Lexington prison in Lexington, Kentucky, on September 10 at noon.

Though he originally faced up to 30 years in prison, Nida was sentenced to just eight years for fraud and identity theft back in July. He also must pay nearly $2 million in restitution.

According to a written affidavit, Nida created fake companies, enabling him to access databases to find individuals to rip off. He opened fake bank accounts under those real names and funneled stolen U.S.

Treasury checks and auto loan proceeds into those accounts.

He also allegedly opened a fake auto dealership and applied for auto loans in the names of stolen identities.

Nida was first named in connection with the crimes in January. After multiple closed-door meetings with prosecutors, he entered a guilty plea in May.

This is not his first time behind bars: He previously served six years for a car theft scheme.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Dina Manzo on Divorce: 'It’s A Very Hard Subject For Me To Talk About'
According to a new Bravo report, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dina Manzo is now sharing her divorce struggles on the show. Dina sat down with divorce attorney Vikki Ziegler and explained that she wasn’t necessarily ready to take it further and push for a full divorce.

Dina Manzo adds that she has known Ziegler for years, as they went to high school together. So, it isn’t surprising that Manzo is so open with Vikki about her struggles. Dina revealed that even though they had been separated for a year, she wasn’t ready to draw up the divorce papers and sign them.

“I love that I can turn to her for advice on my separation; I know she’ll always have my best interest at heart,” she reveals, adding, “It’s a very hard subject for me to talk about, and I think you could tell by how swollen my eyes were from crying the entire drive to her office that day. I am doing the best I know how, and I’m so grateful for all the support that I have in my life.”

Dina Manzo didn’t tweet with fans while watching the episode, but she did give a big thanks to everyone who sent her supportive messages.
I missed a lot of your tweets tonight, too many came in to see now but I appreciate how supportive you all are, I really do xo,” she tweeted as the episode aired.

During the show’s second season, Manzo decided to leave the show because of the drama with Danielle Staub. But she decided to come back in support of her friend, Teresa Giudice.

According to The Inquisitr, Dina Manzo came back to the show as her sister, Caroline Manzo, left to film her own spin-off show, Manzo’d With Children. The sisters are not speaking these days, but both of them are hoping for a reconciliation down the road.
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Vicki Gunvalson Admits To Flirting With Shannon Beador's Husband David
The Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson admitted flirting with "hot" co-star David Beador in one of the stranger moments from last night's reunion.

This came out after David and Heather Dubrow’s husband Terry joined their wives and the other cast members housewives on the couch with Andy Cohen.

Vicki revealed that David asked her a rather provocative question about her bra - what color it was - and that the "hot" RHOC husband is a total flirt.

David, whose marital problems with Shannon Beador are well documented if you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online, was in the hot seat.

This tied into David's infamous hoedown "spread those legs" catcall of the mechanical bull-riding Heather Dubrow, which Terry “lost two months of sleep” over.

Terry said that part of the reason he took an inappropriate, but mostly harmless comment so hard was that Gunvalson had also riled him up about it.

After telling him that David “loves to flirt with me and touch my underwear,” Terry said it was hard for him to let go of the remark, even if David apologized.

Gunvalson then said David “never touched” her underwear, but definitely flirted with her as they got dressed and ready for the Dubrow hoedown.

Heather begged to differ in this Real Housewives of Orange County Season 9 Episode 19 rehashing, insisting that Vicki told her all this about David.

Vicki shrugged, “He just said, ‘What color bra do you have on?’ I’m like, ‘I don’t know.’”

David, ashamed, added, “You were getting dressed at our house before the hoedown.”
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