Friday, April 30, 2010

Kim Zolciak Performs "Tardy for the Party" @ Spin Nightclub

Clearly she needs to put more work into her stage performance.

Nene Leakes Denies Cheating On Husband

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes and her husband are battling back against rumors that she is a cheater.

For weeks blogs have been buzzing that Leakes has been having an affair with NFL player Charles Grant – a charge she strongly denies.

“Greg and I are still together – not separated or divorced,” Leakes said in a statement released to CNN. “I have not left my husband for NFL player Charles Grant, and I don’t know how those rumors started.”

“Charles Grant is no more than a casual acquaintance of mine since hosting one of his charity events in Atlanta about a year ago,” she added. “I really have not had any contact with him since the Super Bowl, where I congratulated him for his big win along with other fans.”

Leakes husband, Greg, backed up his wife’s assertion that she has been faithful.

“I stand behind my wife 100 percent,” he said in a statement. “NeNe and I have been married for 13 years, and she has been a faithful wife to me. We are a normal married couple, going through ups and downs, just like any other couple.”
They don't know how these "rumors" got started? Puh-leeze. Look hard enough and I'm sure you're bound to find Kim Zolciak's handprints somewhere.

Real Housewives of New Jersey On The Today Show

Get Danielle a friend. This 4 vs. 1 stuff is gonna get played.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gretchen Rossi: Wanted Woman!

Too funny.

Bravo Announces Premiere Date For Bethenny Frankel's New Series

Bethenny Frankel the no-nonsense housewife on The Real Housewives of New York City, starring on her own series? We all know that's bound to happen some time soon. But the fact that she's shining in her own spin-off hasn't really generated much buzz these days considering she's still bickering with the other housewives, specifically Jill, on the third season of the docu-drama that catapulted her to fame. But with the Bravo's announcement of the title and the premiere date of Bethenny's new gig, everything's pretty much official now.

On Thursday, June 10 at 10pm, Bravo will kick off
Bethenny Getting Married?, a new docu-series starring Bethenny as she prepares for motherhood and her wedding with Jason Hoppy. Of course there's more to this show than just babies and brides because the Real Housewives of NYC star will also be focusing on her career as an author and natural foods chef.

Besides Bethenny,
Bethenny Getting Married? will feature her fiance, Manhattan businessman Jason Hoppy, and her beloved dog, Cookie. Also appearing on the show is Julie Plake, Bethenny's assistant who helps keep track of her business and personal endeavors, and Max Meisel,  Bethenny's intern who is often the butt of Bethenny's jokes.
I've always liked Bethenny and she's certainly funny, but can she carry a show on her own? I don't think so. Bethenny's at her best when she plays off the other Housewives idiot antics, in her own world I don't know how appealing she'll be, esp. what with her being so "happy" now.

Monday, April 26, 2010

"Countless" Luann - "Money Can't Buy You Class"

Yeah, I took a "cheap shot" with that title, but LuAnn's been really irking my nerves this there. Then too, I don't care how much auto-tune they tried to use here, the Countess sings as well as she cooks. Really LuAnn, next time you think about going into the booth, consult with Kim "Tardy for the Party" Zolciak there's a REAL singer.

LuAnn de Lesseps - "Money Can't Buy You Class"

Lauri Waring's Son Josh Busted By Police Again

It's been a while since we've heard from Josh Waring of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" fame -- that's because it's been a while since he was arrested.

Waring -- whose mom Lauri was on the show for several seasons -- was busted on Friday for battery on a spouse or significant other and false imprisonment, both misdemeanors. He was taken to Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana where he is being held without bail until a hearing on Monday.

Waring was busted in June 2008 (possession of heroin and ecstasy and intent to sell) and in July 2009 (possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia).

He served 240 days in jail the first time and 30 days the second.
Weird how the housewives of O.C. seem to have the kids who get in the most trouble with the law.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Gretchen Rossi Files Lawsuit Against Jay Photoglu, Arrest Warrant Issued

Real Housewives Gretchen Rossi Files Lawsuit Against Jay Photoglu, arrest warrant issued. Real Housewives of Orange County is full of drama. Gretchen Rossi (of the vibrator fame) is reported to have filed a lawsuit against Jay Photoglu for lying to the media, pulling her hair, borrowing money and not paying it back, threatening to kill her, among other things.

Pedro and the Watcher at the Orange County Reporter report that she is “seeking unspecified damages for assault, battery, defamation (slander and libel), false light, stalking, intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract, conversion, intentional interference with contractual relations and intentional interference with prospective economic relations.”

Rossi claims that the damage done by Jay is irreparable, and she will never be seen the same by fellow cast members and viewers. In addition, she claims that his actions have hurt her cosmetic line business.

Her lawsuit isn’t the only woe facing this Orange County Housewife. It has also been reported that a judge issued a bench warrant for Rossi for failing to appear in court, but has since held the warrant as long as she appears April 29 she should be okay.
Gretchen Rossi in trouble with the law again? Shocker.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Confirmed: Phaedra Parks, Cynthia Bailey New Castmates On ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’

April Love, a local PR rep for Lisa Wu Hartwell, confirmed to me that both attorney Phaedra Parks and model Cynthia Bailey (left) are now new castmates on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” which began shooting its third season this month.

Mediatakeout broke the news about Bailey earlier today.

I reported the rumor about Bailey being in the running in February.

Love doesn’t know about how Bravo will deal with seven housewives and how they are going to pare the cast down to something more manageable during the season.

If anything, it’s smart for Bravo to shake things up and shift the dynamics, which were starting to get a wee bit tiresome toward the end of season two.

The four original housewives (Kandi Burruss came on year two) have three-season contracts. It’ll be interesting who will stick around for a fourth season – if there is one.
This comes after the news that "Real Housewives of New York" would be adding two new members this season as well. Bad idea in my opinion. Bravo risks overindulgency with all these cast members and then too who wants to follow 7 different women in an hour-long episode? The only show that needs a new member is "New Jersey", just to spice it up a bit as the 4 vs. 1 (Danielle vs. the world) drama just seems like it'll get played out soon enough. 6 should be the limit on each show as it gives each women a fair amount of time.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Kim Zolciak In Demi Moore's New Movie

Holy Real Housewives of Atlanta!

Kim Zolciak has a part in Demi Moore's new movie The Joneses. We kid you not.
Sure, it's not a substantial role (she has no lines), but…

Ms. "Tardy for the Party" is seen not once but twice in all her signature big blond 'do glory in the background of a—what else?—party scene. Her brief cameo garnered a bunch of gasps and giggles at last night's Hollywood premiere of the movie.

And get this, Kim was actually tardy for the screening! She arrived so late, she ditched the flick and headed to Katsuya for dinner. She did, however, make it to the afterparty at Playhouse Hollywood, where a Marchesa-clad Moore held court with hubby Ashton Kutcher and daughter Rumer Willis. "Demi is a doll," Kim just tweeted us.

The Joneses stars Moore and David Duchovny, who are hired by a stealth marketing company to pretend they are married with children (Ben Hollingsworth and Amber Heard) in order to promote products to their unsuspecting suburban neighbors.

Alex McCord Sipped Champagne While In Labor

We'll give the "Real Housewives of New York" something to talk about on their next episode - we got our hands on fellow castmate Alex McCord and her house hubby Simon van Kempen's new parenting book - and it's sure to make Jill Zarin say "oh my gawd!"

The pair, who have been criticized in the past for their child-rearing skills on air (Countess LuAnn Delessepps recently scoffed at their son Francois's behavior when he climbed up a stranger's leg in the Hamptons) are adding new fuel to the fire by spilling their unconventional parenting rules in "Little Kids Big City: Tales From A Real House In New York City."

"Throughout my pregnancy, I gave into every craving I felt," admits the Housewife in one chapter of the tome, which will hit bookstands April 6th. "When I wanted to have a drink, I did."

And this includes the night she went into labor with Francois: in fact, McCord says she was sipping on champagne when Simon escorted her to the hospital.
Credit Alex's honesty, but when it comes to risking your child's health this is just over-the-top. If people weren't judging the McCord's as bad parents before, they certainly will now.

Teresa Giudice's Take On Last Night's Episode Of RHONY
This was definitely the best episode of this season of The Real Housewives of New York City so far!

So much drama! I was totally sucked into it and couldn’t believe the show was over so quick! I can’t wait for next week (although, spoiler alert, I think Bethenny is pregnant).

It started with our mom-to-be walking across the Brooklyn Bridge with Ramona, who went on the attack right away. Ramona called Bethenny a “press monger” and said that she was “self-serving” and that she had no friends and would probably mess up her relationship with Jason. Wow. I’ll give her points for in-your-face honesty, but that was pretty brutal. I will say, though, that with your close friends, you can tell it like it is, apologize if you cross the line — like Ramona did — and then you’re fine. Even though Bethenny was crying, by the end of the walk, they had made up and moved on. I thought that was the best example of a true friendship I’ve seen all season.

I don’t care who you are, where you live, if you’re on TV or not, you’re gonna get into disagreements with your friends and family. To pretend like you never argue with anyone is so fake. The show is real. People fight. But usually, especially if you’re good friends with a long history, you make up.

Which brings us back (again, again, again!) to Jill and Bethenny. For the love of all that is holy, the two of them need to get over it already! I cannot believe we have watched this simmer for six weeks. I cannot believe they still hate each other so badly (their blog comments about each other on are not very nice).

This is a terrific recap of last night's episode and I wholeheartedly agree 100%. Bethenny has tried again and again to make up with Jill and enough enough's already: Jill needs to seriously get over herself, put her stupid pride aside and forgive Bethenny already. What makes Jill look even worse here is that she kept the drama going even after finding out about Bethenny's dad being sick. And yes LuAnn has replaced Kelly as the most annoying and just-hate-her-guts housewife on RHONY. Going all drama-queen and getting in the middle of Jill and Bethenny's sit-down (btw, good job by Ramona to set that up and yes Jill's a hypocrite for getting mad at Ramona because she the same, exact thing last season with Bethenny and Kelly) was just stupid and completely self-serving. If anyone needs to 'get a life' (much less a real friend) it's LuAnn. Either way, if I was Bethenny I'd just be done with Jill--I mean how much rejection can she take? Like Ramona said last year, Jill only likes you when you're the "underdog" and she's clearly moved on LuAnn--a sick puppy who needs all the help that she can get--any wonder the Count cheated on that snobby bitch?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Danielle Staub Has Completed Her Spiritual Journey And Her Memoir
She still hates her castmates, though! At least that's what she told us last night at The Park at the premiere party for indie film Happythankyoumoreplease. We got the scoop on the show's upcoming season.

Staub, the hard-bodied, rock-climbing anti-hero of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, which returns next month, is toweringly tall, super-skinny, and surprisingly quick, with one foot on this planet, the other somewhere else and somewhere awesome. Drinking a tequila with "as much juice as possible" in it, she told us what to expect from the upcoming Housewives season.

"I wish I could say it has a plot, but it really doesn't," she admits. "I think for the other women the plot is trying to dig up information on me from 25 years ago, and for me it's trying to stay as far away as possible from that." So Staub's not their friend off-camera? "I can't associate with anyone who would treat someone the way they treated me. Nobody deserves to be called a piece of garbage—especially not in front of their kids. I'm still a human," she says.
Yeah, just what we've all been waiting for: Danielle's memoirs.

Gretchen Rossi Fights Claims She Set Up Fake Leukemia Charity
“Real Housewife” Gretchen Rossi is hardly a stranger to drama, but the O.C.-based reality star ignited a firestorm recently when news broke that a charitable memorial fund she set up last year didn’t actually exist. 

According to Rossi, she received verbal confirmation last year from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) that the Jeff Beitzel Fund, founded in memory of her late fiance, would be established through their organization. But Rossi tells Tarts that she was unaware that the agreement was not carried out on their end. 

“I was always under the impression that the fund was set up with them. After speaking with them now, I realized it was not their intention to not communicate the details of how restricting funds within the organization works. They are a large organization with a lot of moving parts,” Rossi explained exclusively to Pop Tarts. “I was told by a former employee last year that all money raised could be restricted into a fund we would call 'The Jeff Beitzel Memorial Fund.' 

"I was then told that it would be at my discretion how those funds would be used within the organization (i.e. research, patient services etc.). It has since been brought to my attention that the fund was never actually set up.”
As quickly as she seemed to get over her cancer-stricken ex to hook up with Slade (of all people), would anyone really put it past Gretchen to do something devious like this?