Monday, June 18, 2018

Aviva Drescher Says Bravo Keeps The Booze Flowing


PageSix.com:
Aviva Drescher, who starred on Seasons 5 and 6 of “Real Housewives of New York,” said the show’s production team could sometimes go too far with their eagerness to liquor up the cast.

She recalled the time a producer phoned ahead of filming and asked her to take a shot of alcohol with castmate Ramona Singer during a reconciliation scene at a restaurant.

“I told the head producer, ‘I don’t want to do a shot. Can you just fill it with water?’ ” said Drescher, 47, who grew up with an alcoholic mother and says she had never taken a shot before. “And they said no.

“I was so weak and so intimidated by the production team, and I had just gone through all the negotiations of my contract for the second season and those were demoralizing,” she said. “I took the shot. I felt tremendous pressure to do it.”

She’s hardly the only “Housewives” star who’s had a problem with the alcohol served while filming.

On a May 9 episode of Bravo’s “RHONY,” Dorinda Medley showed up to dinner seemingly wasted, slurring her words and picking a fight with the Puerto Rico hurricane-relief team she was dining with in Miami.
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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Gretchen Rossi Reveals Her Summer Plans: "We’re Focused on Having a Baby"


USmagazine.com:
Holding on. Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley have not given up on their baby plans.

“We’re focused on having a baby,” Rossi told Us Weekly exclusively at the grand opening of the Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center on Thursday, June 14. “That’s our summer plans.”

The process has not been easy for the couple, though. “It’s hard. It’s a very arduous, hard thing to go through,” the Real Housewives of Orange County alum, 39, explained. “I’m so thankful I have an amazing partner to go through it with. We are pushing through it, and hopefully we will have an announcement that we are pregnant.”

Smiley, 44, applauded his fiancĂ©e — the Marriage Boot Camp stars got engaged in 2013 — for her strength throughout the pair’s in vitro fertilization attempts. “I have to give Gretchen huge props, because it is such a hard, difficult process,” he said. “A lot of the burden falls on the woman going through the IVF process, and not only has she embraced that challenge but she’s using that to be an advocate for other women who are struggling with IVF and can’t get pregnant. I’m so impressed how she jumped right in [and] became a voice for every woman. I’m very proud of her.”

Rossi emphasized that they rely on a broad support system to keep them going: “Truthfully it’s a partnership. We have an amazing doctor, and that makes a difference. It’s a very confusing, hard, difficult process. It takes a lot of good people around you.”
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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Tamra Judge's Husband Eddie Undergoes 5th Procedure in 6 Months for Heart Condition


People.com:
Tamra Judge‘s husband, Eddie, was back in the hospital on Monday as he underwent his fifth heart procedure in six months.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star, 50, shared the news with her Instagram followers, posting a photo to her story of her and Eddie holding hands before he went in for his second ablation — a non-surgical procedure to remove scar tissue inside the heart.

“Praying this will be the end of [Eddie’s] heart condition,” she wrote. “I love you babe.”

Earlier in the day, Tamra posted a photo to Instagram of Eddie’s hat from their shared business CUT Fitness, resting on a model of a heart. “Good thoughts,” she wrote.

Tamra started documenting Eddie’s health progress on Instagram back in December, when he underwent his first cardioversion for Afib, an irregular heartbeat. He’s since had two more cardioversions (electrical shocks to the heart) and one other ablation.

Back in May, it seemed Eddie was on the mend as Tamra shared a video of the 45-year-old working out on a stationary bike.

“Six months of Afib and he’s finally in sinus,” she captioned the photo, along with the hallelujah emoji.

The moment was especially exciting for Eddie. Back in February, Tamra posted that Eddie said “I just want to ride my bike again,” as he headed to the hospital for the second time.
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Friday, June 15, 2018

Is Tinsley Mortimer The OG Of Jail?



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NeNe Leakes' Husband Gregg Has Cancer


BravoTV.com:
NeNe Leakes' husband Gregg Leakes has cancer, The Real Housewives of Atlanta entrepreneur shared on Instagram Wednesday. 

NeNe confirmed the news in a post that featured Gregg sitting at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, which has locations in the greater Houston area, according to the facility's website. There's also a computer screen in the background of the photo that features the word "cancer" with a red line through it. NeNe captioned the photo, "Our New Normal and the fight begins." 

As you can see, NeNe and Gregg are staying strong during this challenging time for the RHOA couple. You can see it in the hashtags NeNe included in her post, too: "#f---cancer," "yougotthis," and "#iloveyou."

NeNe's fellow Real Housewives of Atlanta have shown their support for the couple. Kandi Burruss commented on the Instagram post, "Praying for y'all! He's got this!" Cynthia Bailey also wrote, "God got you guys covered sis."

Melissa Gorga also sent her love from New Jersey. "Praying for you always," she commented on the Instagram post. "I [heart Gregg]."
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

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Carole Radziwill On Why She Joined 'Real Housewives of New York City'


Bravo.com:

Carole Radziwill is aware that she can seem like one of the most serious of all the ladies on The Real Housewives of New York City.

"I’m a very rational person — it’s the way my brain thinks, by nature and training. I’m a journalist," she explained in an interview with Refinery29. Despite this perception, she admitted that she joined the show in an effort to become more lighthearted.

“My young life was filled with very serious endeavors," she said. "I was very intense in my 20s and 30s, and I just thought, When I’m 80 and look back at my life, if this [RHONY] is the silliest thing I’ve ever done, I’m totally okay with that. The show balances that out. I don’t think I could do it if I didn’t have that foundation.”

However, Carole decided at the beginning that she wouldn't try to create a new persona.

“I knew who I was," she said. "I wasn’t prepared to pretend to be anything I wasn’t. In fact, I downplayed a lot of my background and my career. At that time, I felt good about myself, and I thought, I’ll show that to the world a little bit and it’ll be fine.”

Carole also made a point to avoid the pitfalls of reality television.

“There’s a lot of faux indignation on those shows, like women are morbidly wounded for not being invited to a brunch," she revealed. "I don’t play into it.”
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

'Real Housewives of Orange County' Season 13 Trailer Is Here



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Kandi Burruss Is Bringing Her 'Sexy Talk Show' Kandi Koated Nights to Bravo


People.com:
Kandi Burruss is bringing her acclaimed talk show to Bravo.

PEOPLE can exclusively announce that the Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 42, will be back on the network Sundays starting in July with Kandi Koated Nights — a candid half-hour chat program that gathers friends and celebrity guests together to discuss salacious topics surrounding sex, relationships, dating, and pop culture.

As fans of the singer may remember, Kandi Koated Nights originally debuted as a web series in 2011 and has gained a loyal following online since. It’s even been featured on past episodes of RHOA, too.

“I am so excited to have partnered with Bravo to bring my favorite sexy talk show to TV screens,” Burruss, who will executive produce and host the show, told PEOPLE. “We are going to have so much fun keeping it real, taking a deep dive into all things sex, relationships and pop culture!”

Added Burruss’ husband (and co-executive producer) Todd Tucker: “Nobody is more direct about the bedroom than my wife, the queen, Kandi Burruss. America is not ready for what is coming. Buckle up.”
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