Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ramona Singer Divorce From Mario Called Off, Couple Enters Marriage Counseling


ChristianToday.com:
Real Housewives of New York City reality star Ramona Singer reportedly called off her divorce from husband Mario.

The reality star, who filed for divorce three months ago after, reportedly agreed to go to marriage counseling to save her marriage.

A source told RadarOnline: "Mario and Ramona have been having very long and thoughtful talks about the state of their marriage. It has been a very painful process for both. But Ramona realizes how much she loves Mario. This will give them time to determine if there is enough love and most importantly, trust, to move forward."

Ramona and Mario Singer have been married for 25 years but the relationship hit the rocks amid reports that Mario cheated on her with a younger woman.

Despite filing for divorce, the couple recently made a public appearance together, hinting that they have mended their relationship.

Ramona recently tweeted a photo of them together with the caption: "What doesn't break you makes you stronger."

She also appeared on co-star Bethenny Frankel's chat show to discuss her marriage. "I know my husband loves me, he knows that I love him and we will see what happens. Nothing is written in stone, life is an evolution."

Ramona, 57, and Mario, 60, have one daughter together - 19-year-old Avery.
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Vicki Gunvalson 'Feels Bad' For Tamra Barney, Says She's Not An Unfit Mother


RadarOnline.com:
As Tamra Barney remains embroiled in a nasty custody battle with ex-husband Simon Barney, Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson has come to her defense, shooting down claims that she’s an unfit mother.

“When Tamra told us how hard it was for her to share her children 50 percent of the time with Simon, I felt so bad for her,” Gunvalson wrote on her Bravo blog this week. “Having the void of not having the three kids around when they are at their dad’s I’m sure is huge.”

As Radar has reported, Simon filed paperwork in March seeking modification of their child custody agreement. In the court documents, he claimed Tamra was negligent with the children, not properly feeding them or keeping up with their hygiene.

“I know how much her children mean to her, and I know how difficult the time that they spend apart is on her,” Gunvalson wrote, before reflecting on her own custody battle with ex-hubby Donn.

“When I was divorced from my children’s father, I received 100 percent custody of the kids, which I loved. I couldn’t imagine having them split between the two homes and only having them 50 percent of the time,” she wrote.

During Monday’s episode, viewers learned Barney, 45, was pining for a baby with her third husband, Eddie Judge, but Gunvalson advised her to hold off.

“Eddie doesn’t have kids. I can understand why she would consider having a baby with him so he can understand the love that a parent has towards their child,” Gunvalson, 52, wrote. “It’s indescribable. It doesn’t seem like Eddie wants a child right now, so it seems like Tamra should just put that aside.”

Tamra told the Bravo cameras that she missed her three kids, who were with her bitter ex-husband for Halloween as part of their 50/50 custody agreement.

“It sucks seeing your kids 50 percent less of their life,” she said in a confessional scene. “To me, family is kids running around and the house being crazy and it’s hard for me to say Eddie and I are a family when the kids aren’t there.”

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Melissa Gorga Dishes On Season 6 of Real Housewives of New Jersey


NJ.com:
Bravo is remaining mum about the upcoming season of "Real Housewives of New Jersey," but Melissa Gorga was more forthcoming during her appearance at the Tampa Home and Garden Show (first reported on allthingsrh.com). Here's what we learned:

• "Real Housewives of New Jersey" will return to Bravo in June or July, Gorga reports, a bit later than in previous years, and she also confirms that we won't see Jacqueline Laurita, but Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri are back in reduced roles — and Pierri is still dating that tall brunette we saw her uncomfortably flirt with last season. (Remember her pick-up line? "I got a lot of things going on upstairs — I'm like, 'Aaaahhhh!") And we "won't see as much" of instigator Kim DePaola in the sixth season. 

• Gorga says that she and sister-in-law Teresa Giudice are "in a really great spot, thank you Jesus," and that her sister-in-law, who will be sentenced in July for her role in a wide-ranging financial fraud, is "doing good."

• Gorga doesn't name her new co-stars — reportedly sisters Teresa and Nicole Napolitano and Amber Marchese, who live in the Colts Neck area — but says they "definitely come and bring the fire." Their connection to the current housewives? "I do know one of the girls from a long time ago," Gorga says. "She comes and brings some friends with her. I think that it was time for a little bit of a switch-up." In other words, an extremely tenuous connection. 

If Giudice is taking a backseat to all the drama due to her real-life legal saga in the upcoming season, RadarOnline.com reports that Marchese and Teresa Napolitano have been fast to fill the void. And Bravo reportedly scared up Victoria Gotti, the daughter of former Gambino crime family boss John Gotti and the star of "Growing Up Gotti," to cause more trouble. Gotti, who appeared as a Giudice confidante last season (they were contestants on "Celebrity Apprentice" together), reportedly helps spread some rumors about Napolitano's husband, which leads to the inevitable catfight.

Meanwhile, Marchese tangles with Gorga about Gorga's failure to call her when she had cancer. (Hey, didn't Teresa basically accuse Gorga of the same thing when Teresa's dad Giacinto took sick? Retread!)
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Porsha Stewart’s Lawyer Says Kenya Moore Was “Primary Aggressor” in Reunion Fight and Doesn't Have a Case


Wetpaint.com:
After weeks of anticipation, we finally got to see the explosive fight between Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams during part one of the Season 6 Reunion of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Since the incident, Kenya has pressed charges against Porsha, who willingly turned herself in. But according to Yahoo! News, Porsha’s lawyer is confident that Kenya doesn't actually have a case.

Attorney Joe S. Habachy said, “Cast member Kenya Moore sought out the warrant and, although the claim is unfounded, Ms. Williams fully cooperated with investigators and looks forward to clearing her name.

He went on to add that there is plenty of evidence to show that Kenya was the "primary aggressor in the altercation.

“Furthermore, several cast mates and witnesses report that it was clear that Kenya Moore was undoubtedly the primary aggressor in the incident. Thus, Ms. Williams, who has never been arrested before, intends to contest the pending misdemeanor and to pursue felony charges against Kenya for aggravated assault," he stated.

Just last week, NeNe Leakes appeared on a special one-on-one episode of Watch What Happens Live, where she told Andy that she felt that Kenya provoked Porsha. Other cast members have shared her opinions. Plus, watching the mayhem go down live, it was pretty clear whose side the women were on, as they all flocked to Porsha immediately after the incident took place.

Still, Andy himself thought that the attack came out of nowhere.
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Tamra Barney‘s Attorney Conceded That They Wouldn't Be Challenging Court-Appointed Doctor’s Recommendation That 3 Kids Not Appear on the 'RHOC'


RadarOnline.com:
Tamra Barney‘s attorney conceded in a March 2014 letter to ex-husband Simon Barney‘s attorney — exclusively obtained by RadarOnline.com — that they would not be challenging the court-appointed doctor’s recommendation that their three children not appear on the Real Housewives of Orange County.

When a 730 Evaluation was issued by the court, used to assess the parents mental health and parenting practices, Dr. Galindo filed a report which “didn’t shine a positive light” on Tamra, an insider tells Radar.

The evaluation by Dr. Galindo was ordered after Tamra filed a motion seeking permission to film the children; Sidney, 15, Spencer, 13, and Sophia, 8, without consent from Simon.

“As I have previously referenced, I did not anticipate that Ms. Barney will be contesting the findings set forth in Dr. Galindo’s report,” Tamra’s attorney, Daniel Monarch, stated.

“Now that she has had an opportunity to review the report, she does not want to contest the recommendations set forth therein.”

Sources tell Radar Tamra chose not to challenge the doctor’s report — which is sealed — after reviewing it, but that the report has had “a snowball effect” and is the platform for which Simon is challenging the current child custody situation.

As Radar previously reported, Simon’s bombshell filing late last month was riddled with accusations against the reality TV star, claiming she was negligent with the children, not properly feeding them or keeping up with their hygiene.

The court filing also included an explosive text message conversation between Tamra and Sidney, which then spiraled into a twitter war between the mother-daughter duo in which the teenager slammed her mom saying, “Stop lying about everything” and said of Simon, “He is a great dad but everyone thinks he is a terrible person because they believe the lies. It’s getting old.”

Also revealed in the court papers filed by Simon were claims from Sidney that her mother is “verbally and emotionally abusive.”
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Carole Radziwill Dishes on Dating George Clooney During 'Real Housewives' Crossover Episode With Brandi Glanville and Yolanda Foster


USmagazine.com:
It's a Housewives summit! Carole Radziwill and Kristen Taekman recently swapped saucy stories with their West Coast counterparts, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Brandi Glanville and Yolanda Foster, for an upcoming crossover episode of the Real Housewives of New York City.

The ladies who lunch gathered at Sarabeth's in Manhattan, where they gabbed about everything from their past and present dating lives to crazy nights out. First on the menu was Radziwill's talked-about romance with George Clooney. "We dated literally during the Eisenhower administration," she told the girls of the "lovely" actor, 52.

Radziwill's romance with the hunky actor was revealed back in 2012 during an NYC Housewives episode that featured the the 50-year-old author on the beach. An impressed Sonja Morgan quipped, "Look at the ass on Carole… No wonder Clooney did her for a year."

During the convo, Glanville, 41, also dished about 36-year-old Taekman's epic Las Vegas bachelorette party back in 2004, and said she caught the bride-to-be "kissing" an Elvis impersonator.

The lunch, though, was a judgment-free zone. Ridziwill added, "We've all kissed some frogs -- and some princes, too."

The episode will air on Tuesday, April 15 at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.
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Yolanda Foster Is Reconnecting With Hubby Amidst Divorce Rumors: "Keep Your Romance Alive"


Wetpaint.com:
We have adored getting to see Yolanda Foster's cute relationship with husband David Foster over the past two seasons of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Now, Yolanda is sharing a pic of them as they take time to strengthen their bond.

On April 16, Yolanda posted a photo to Facebook of herself and David going for a hike along a beautiful path. "Make time to reconnect with your love 'Get Wise, Keep your Romance Alive' #GetWise," Yolanda captions the shot.

It's great to see that Yolanda and David still go on little outings and spend time together one-on-one. We know that David has a very busy schedule as an in-demand music producer, so we love that he can find time to enjoy the great outdoors with his wife.

There had been rumors recently that the two were having marital trouble. But judging from this photo, there doesn't appear to be any truth to those claims.

We also think it's awesome that Yolanda is able to stay so active, despite the fact that she is battling Lyme disease.
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Kandi Burruss Is Trying To Have A Baby With New Husband Todd Tucker


You just know Mama Joyce is rejoicing at hearing this news:
Just days after marrying longtime love Todd Tucker, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss reveals to In Touch that they are ready to grow their family!

“We’re trying now for a baby!” Kandi exclusively tells the new issue of In Touch. “We haven’t succeeded yet. If it happens today, then we’re good with it.”

“We’re really looking forward to having kids together,” Kandi tells In Touch. The reality star is already a mom to daughter Riley, 11, and Todd has daughter Kaela, 17, from a previous relationship. “I can’t wait to [have] one big family!”

Bethenny Frankel Refuses Offer To Return To Real Housewives of New York


ShowbizSpy.com:
BETHENNY Frankel has clearly forgotten her roots.

The Skinnygirl mogul has turned down offers to return to the ratings-challenged Real Housewives of New York — despite a personal request from Andy Cohen, according to RadarOnline.

Even though Cohen is no longer an executive at Bravo, “honchos at the network asked him to reach out to Bethenny and ask her if she would be open to making a return to RHONY,” an insider said.

“The hope was she would come back as a regular cast member, but Bethenny was also offered a guest role. Andy no longer has the power to hire or fire anyone at Bravo, since he lost his executive job, but the bosses knew how much Bethenny respects and likes him and thought he could convince her.

“Bethenny didn’t even take time to think it over [before saying] no. She has absolutely no plans at this time to return to reality television. She believes she has moved on from that.

“She would love to appear on television again in a different capacity, perhaps even as a fill-in host for Andy on Watch What Happens Live.

Producers of RHONY will “definitely be approaching her again” about returning to the show, the source reveals. “It might have been to soon after the cancellation of her talk show to make the offer. The show would tremendously benefit from having her back.”
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