Thursday, September 30, 2010

Adrienne Maloof-Nassif Says Camille Grammer 'Doing Really Great'

One of the new stars of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Adrienne Maloof-Nassif, is speaking out in defense of her friend and fellow cast mate, Camille Grammer.

In an exclusive interview with, Maloof-Nassif says Camille - who recently split with husband Kelsey Grammer - is handling everything with class.

“Camille and I knew each other before we did the show,” Maloof-Nassif said. “She’s doing really Great. We’re all standing behind her, supporting her.”

It came as quite a shock when Grammer, 55, announced he was splitting from Camille after 13 years of marriage. But even more surprising was the announcement that he was expecting a baby with his new 29-year-old flight attendant girlfriend, Kayte Walsh.

Camille is featured as one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, part of Bravo’s hit series.

Larsa Pippen Brings Heat

While Bravo passed on creating a "Real Housewives of Chicago" -- and a locally produced copycat concept didn't materialize -- there will be a new "Housewives" series with a slight Chicago connection.

Retired Bulls great Scottie Pippen's wife, Larsa, is part of the lineup Bravo will showcase in ''The Real Housewives of Miami,'' a show the cable channel originally had planned as a somewhat different reality show initially titled ''Miami Social Club.''

However, a longtime pal of Pippen's says the newly inducted NBA Hall of Famer was less than enthusiastic about his wife being part of the Miami show's mix.

''As everyone knows, Scottie is a very private guy -- especially about his personal life. ... It took a lot of convincing and cajoling to get Scottie to get on board this project,'' said the source.
''But Larsa really wanted to do it, so he finally gave in.''
Notice that a couple of the Miami "Housewives" are basketball wives, wonder if that has anything to do with VH1's "Basketball Wives" show? Hmmm.

Michaele Salahi's Mom Says She's Not Anorexic Or Fame Obsessed

Depending on how you feel about Real Housewives of D.C. star Michaele Salahi, this is a tale of either mother knows best or parents are always biased.

Michaele’s mother Rosemary Holt spoke to exclusively, defending her controversial daughter against ongoing criticism.

Recently, some people raised a skeptical brow when Salahi announced that she suffers from multiple sclerosis.
Though cynics questioned the validity- and timing- of the news, Rosemary adamantly defended Michaele, shooting down rumors that Michaele’s thin frame was due to an eating disorder.

Rosemary, who is 83, says Michaele has suffered from MS since she was about 27. “It’s hard for me to remember [exactly how long Michaele has had it],” Rosemary admitted.

“She has seen our family doctor for years and when she left my house to go to the winery she was 124 pounds.

“She’s never been diagnosed or treated for [anorexia]. She does beautiful with MS. I am concerned now because there’s so much stress put upon her at the winery and I saw her break down a couple times.”

Rosemary says that she has dealt with her daughter’s condition by relying on the book about multiple sclerosis by Dr. Louis Rosner and Shelley Ross.
Again, Lynda owes Michaele an apology for starting this whole "anorexic" crap in the first place.

Kim Zolciak Defends NFL Beau - 'He's Not Dating Me For Fame'
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak has been enjoying a personal life overhaul and recently opened up about her new younger man, defending him against allegations that he's dating her to raise his profile.

Since splitting with "Big Poppa" -- the married man Zolciak famously spoke about dating on the reality show -- she has been in a relationship with Atlanta Falcons player Kroy Biermann.

"People keep calling me a cougar. But I'm 32, he's 25," she said during a conference call to promote the Bravo show's third season. "We just have a great connection and we're still together. It's been over 5 months. He's just fantastic. I'm really happy, I'm in a great place... He's great, I mean, he's great with my girls. He's not 25 out partying every night and that kind of thing. He doesn't have that mind frame and maybe that's why it worked.

"I mean whether he's younger or not is irrelevant."
Don't people realize by now that Kim Zolciak has no standards. None. Married men, Women. Younger guys. Everything is "irrelevant".

Ramona Singer Confirms Addition of Cindy Barshop to Real Housewives of NYC
Cindy Barshop is the owner of the Completely Bare Salon, a boutique in New York City that specializes in total and complete hair removal.

Now, it's been confirmed by Ramona Singer that this socialiate will be baring her soul on national television, as Barshop will definitely be coming on board The Real Housewives of New York City next season.

"She's really a fabulous woman," Singer told Us Weekly. "I've known her for a while. We have a lot in common. She's independent, a strong business woman. She's a very impressive woman: Smart, powerful. I think she will be an amazing addition to our crew."

With Bethenny Frankel on her own show, Singer also expects "a lot less drama" on the new season.

"Last season got very dark and sad," she said. "This season will be a lot more lighthearted. There is definitely a lot to look forward to!"

Bravo is yet to confirm the addition of Barshop, or a premiere date for the next season of this franchise.
I have to admit: the prospect of not having Bethenny next season on RHONYC doesn't make me enthused at all. They need someone to keep it real with Team Jill and Ramona likes to play both sides of the fence too much to do that, Sonja is hard to take seriously and while Alex finally found her mojo last season, she can't do it alone. I hope this Cindy lady is up to the task.

Bethenny Frankel Faces Off Against a Fifth Grader
Is Bethenny Frankel smarter than a fifth grader?

Find out when the Bravo reality star, 39, appears on the Oct. 5 episode of the MyNetworkTV game show, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? has a sneak peek of Frankel wracking her brain after she is asked a 4th grade-level question about the Pyrenees.

After she says she's stumped, host Jeff Foxworthy asks her for her "gut instinct answer."

"What does my gut tell me?" Frankel asks. "To go into the bathroom and get sick right now!"

Find out if Frankel takes home cash for her charity, Step Up Women's Network, when Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? airs Oct. 5 at 8:30 p.m. (EST) on MyNetworkTV.

Stacie Turner Has The Same Views On Gay Marriage That Barack Obama Has

So what is Paul Wharton not going to vote for Obama unless he changes his mind about gay marriage too? I hate it when people try to impose their personal beliefs on others, so count me in the group that says that Paul Wharton and Lynda Erkiletian are big hypocrites for coming down on Stacie, her husband, clueless Mary and anyone else who believes that marriage is between a man and a woman. If there's one thing people should know about Christians, esp. Black Christians, is that when it comes to the Bible, they have strict interpretations of it. For Black Christians the Bible is the authoritative word of God. So put word's God's word vs. the words of gay activists and 99% of the time God is going to win. Listen, I get that Bravo is pro-gay, but honestly I don't care because I don't watch "Housewives" for that. I watch it for the women, the drama, bickering, fights and feel-good stories. I watch it because it's fun. If Bravo wants to get serious sometimes that's fine too, but when you're dealing with politics or other issues of importance I think that Bravo needs to do a better job at presenting both sides of the issue, instead of trying to make good people like Stacie Turner (who is clearly a very tolerant person) out to be something she's not.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"Lift Every Voice" Interviews Kandi Burruss

RanusReviews Interviews Kim Zolciak And Phaedra Parks

Is there a more conceited bitch out there than Kim Zolciak?

Caroline Manzo And Jacqueline Laurita To Testify Against Danielle Staub
Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita will reportedly testify against their former castmate Danielle Staub.

The three women appeared together on Real Housewives of New Jersey during the first two seasons of the show.

Radar Online reports that Manzo and Laurita have joined a witness list for the upcoming defamation trial brought against Staub by her ex-husband Kevin Maher.

Earlier this week, it was announced that the case will go to trial following Staub and Maher's inability to reach a settlement.

Maher filed a defamation lawsuit against Staub after she made allegations that she was raped and abused by him during their brief marriage.

Manzo will reportedly appear to testify about Staub's character, after describing her as 'dishonest' and 'a pathological lair'.

Staub was renowned for being at the centre of many of the disputes during the first two seasons of Real Housewives of New Jersey.
When you lie about, manipulate and threaten people karma can really be a bitch.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lynda Erkiletian to Michaele Salahi: "Get a Therapist!"
Listen up, Michaele Salahi!

Your Real Housewives of D.C. costar Lynda Erkiletian thinks it's time to get professional help...
"Get a therapist," Erkiletian told reporters at the Operation Smile Gala in L.A. when asked if she had any advice for the controversial reality TV star.

"I think it's really unfortunate that people feel like they have to make things up to create a spotlight," she continued. "I think it's better to just work for it as opposed to making it up."

Erkiletian went on to call Salahi and husband Tareq's news-making antics a "distraction," from their White House party crashing to Michaele's recent announcement that she has multiple sclerosis.

"I was very surprised," Erkiletian said. "No one really knows what they're making up, but I hope that she's not using MS, something as serious as that, to sell a book. Even I would be shocked by that. I wish her the best and I hope that she's getting proper treatment. She looks amazing so let's hope that's not MS being BS."
From all the venom Lynda's been hurling about Michaele this season sometimes one has to wonder if they really ever were close friends.

Another Vacation For Jill Zarin, Heading Down Under

All that time traveling, shopping and spending Bobby's money can wear a woman down:

Talk about getting away from it all! The Real Housewives of New York has started filming the next season, but Zarin is squeezing in an escape to Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef.

She will leave for two weeks with hubby Bobby, she told me at the Jones New York lunch for NYU power women on September 23, 2010. An excited Zarin, who was honored at the event along with fellow RHNY Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Broadway star Kristen Chenoweth, and RHNJ’s Caroline and Dina Manzo, looked sharp in a knee-baring Rachel Roy shift dress and heels. Caroline Manzo rocked in red Sergio Ross, pumps and a red Louis Vuitton purse.

Real Housewives of Miami to Feature Drag Queen Elaine Lancaster

Oh God, I guess it was bound to happen:
Snooki was just a warm up. Miami now has its own "Housewives" series.

Eonline is reporting that the "Real Housewives of Miami" has already been shot and is ready to roll out to the masses. But just like anything dealing with South Beach, this version of the popular Bravo series will have an interesting twist.

One of the featured "housewives" will be Elaine Lancaster, the drag queen extraordinaire of South Beach.

Joining the diva known in male form as James Davis will be Scottie Pippen's wife Larsa and Christy Rice, ex- wife of former Miami Heat star Glen Rice. Other women getting in on the reality TV fun are Adriana Sidi, Alexia Echeverria, Marysol Patton and Lea Black.

Real Housewives of Cooter County - Episode 1

Too funny.

Joe Giudice Released From Jail
Lindsay Lohan wasn't the only one to get out of jail early! Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, the husband of The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice, was released from prison Tuesday morning after serving 8 days of a 10 day sentence. reports that Mr. Giudice left the Morris County Correctional Facility (black and white jumpsuit and all) after having turned himself in last week. The reality show hubby was sentenced after driving with a suspended license.

In addition to his shortened jail stay, he still has to pay a $1,000 fine and will once again have his license revoked (he lost it earlier this year when he was charged with a DUI.) 

According to Radar, Giudice told their reporter to "get outta here" when they attempted to ask him questions. Of course, questions from bloggers are the least of the Giudice's concerns, as the couple is currently facing bankruptcy woes and affair rumors

Kandi Burruss Going On Tour With Fantasia
Looks like Fantasia has put all her demons behind her! Girls is ready to work!

The American Idol has just announced her first headlining tour ever! Starting in November, Fantasia will hit 30-cities on her Back To Me Tour, finishing off on New Years Day in St. Louis!

How appropriate! New Fantasia, new year!

Coming along for the ride will be opening acts Eric Benet and Real Housewives star Kandi. (How many of you were praying it wouldn't be Kim Zolciak???)
Still, don't be surprised if Kim shows up somewhere along the trail.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Teresa Giudice Lands A Second Book Deal
The feisty, over-the-top spender on 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' landed a cookbook deal focusing solely on -- what else? -- Italian cuisine.

Teresa Giudice's upcoming book 'FABULICIOUS!: The Italian Family' will feature "easy, budget-friendly recipes that will please the whole family." The book is slated to be published by Running House and will hit store shelves in the Spring of 2011, according to Publishers Marketplace.

The inspiration for the book may have come from the fact that Teresa -- along with hubby Joe -- filed for bankruptcy in June. The couple admitted to being over $11 million in the red and may have learned a thing or two about cooking meals for an entire family that won't break the bank.

The couple apparently owe money on their $2.6 in mortgages on their three houses, $12,000 to a fertility clinic, and $20,000 on high end department stores like Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus and Nordstom. In addition, the couple apparently owe at least $104,000 to at least eight credit card companies.

Teresa's first cookbook titled, 'Skinny Italian: Eat It and Enjoy It Live La Bella Vita and Look Great, Too!" apparently landed on the NYT Paperback Advice bestsellers List, which automatically makes her a New York Times bestselling cookbook author.

Court Documents: Tamra Barney Claims Longtime Abuse From Estranged Husband Simon
We've obtained the court papers in which Bravo star Tamra Barney was granted a temporary restraining order from her estranged husband Simon after raising allegations of longtime physical and verbal abuse.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star said in the court docs, issued in an Orange County courtroom September 23, that Simon physically assaulted her repeatedly during their 11-year marriage, as "his angry outbursts occurred, and continue to occur in the presence of our children.

Tamra said she did not break her silence on the alleged abuse until now because she "wrongfully believed that maybe these violent acts could be rationalized, and also due to embarrassment [she] did not report these instances of physical abuse in the past."

Tamra said that last August, Simon told their 4-year-old daughter he wanted to change the ring tone of his cell phone to the sound of howling dogs for any calls he would receive from her mother.

Simon was arrested last week on domestic violence charges and subsequently released from Santa Ana's Men’s Central Jail after he posted $10,000 bail. The Orange County District Attorney refused to file charges on the case.

Simon later told the Orange County Register he's "confident and [has] faith that the truth will come out in the courts instead of the media" regarding the assault allegations.
It's hard to believe that Tamra's just making all this up to get back at Simon. Besides, the guy's anger-control issues were there for all the world to see already.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Geraldo Rivera Interviews Michaele And Tareq Salahi
Taking a break from the midterm insanity Geraldo interviewed last year’s White House crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi last night. Geraldo introduced them as two people who were “reviled in Washington D.C., a town full of unpopular people so it’s quite an achievement!”

In the segment Michaele denied accusations that she lied about having MS and explained why she was so thin (said Geraldo “should I get you some rice and beans?”). Riveting stuff. They are also broke from defending themselves from all the lawsuits coming their way (what Tareq calls “the Falcon Crest saga”).

Ramona Singer And Catherine Ommanney" Cross Blondes Debate 2010

Stacie Turner Talks 'Housewives,' Being Adopted & The Salahi's
She's the sole African-American cast member on a series set in a place often called Chocolate City. Regardless, Stacie Turner is no table-tossing, neck-rolling, Ebonics-speaking, stereotypical character one would come to expect from a 'Real Housewives' cast member; but instead she offers sophisticated sass while showcasing her business acumen on the debut season of the 'Real Housewives of DC.'

A real estate executive with a heart for philanthropy, Turner received an undergraduate degree in Finance from Howard University and her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business.

The happily married mother of two not only talked about life as a one of the nation's capital's 'Real Housewives;' but she shared with BV Buzz during our lunch at the Eurasian restaurant Oya her thoughts on the infamous White House crashers!

You are the only Black woman on a series set in a predominantly Black city. Is that a lot of pressure?

Heck yeah! All women are different so to think that I can represent every lifestyle of every African-American woman in DC is like insane. To the extent that I can show what my reality is and reflect some of what I think African-American women can relate to is all that I can try to do. I definitely feel pressure!

Do you hold back on the show? Is there ever a time you feel your inner "sister girl" coming out, but tuck her away because of the cameras?

I'm always thinking that I have a little daughter and she can not see her mama show her behind on camera. In past episodes, they show how this whole topic of things related to race that comes up innocently and it's this expectation that you'll let it roll off and not go there with it. Meanwhile, it's like why does this even come up? We are sitting here having dinner so just because me and Ted Gibson are the only Black people there why does there need to be a connection about race? All it does is create a situation. And when it is brought up, why does the neck roll and the dialect change? It's just interesting.

'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Sneak Peek: Nene Leakes Confronts Dwight

Seems like Dwight had that one coming.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Michaele Salahi Admits Her Age On "The Today Show"
It’s official! Michaele Salahi is 44. After rumors circulated about her lying about being a Washington Redskins Cheerleader, Michaele Salahi set the record straight when she stopped by for a visit on The Today Show. Hoda and Kathy Lee got right to the point.

“Everywhere you’ve go, crisis follows you,” said Kathy Lee. “Just the whole thing with the Redskin-ettes, they were saying you’d bever been a cheerleader…”
Apparently, Salahi lied about when she was a cheerleader - telling people that shook those pom poms in 1991, not the 80s, to appear younger than she really is.

So there you have it.

Hoda and Kathy Lee also grilled the former housewife about her book, Cirque du Salahi, and a doll in the likeness of Michaele in the outfit she wore to the White House State Dinner. Salahi was quick to explain tht she doesn’t make a penny off her pint size doll, and that it goes right to charity.

Dina Manzo Place Setting Decor

Dina Manzo teaches you how to decorate your seasonable table with place settings at a very low price. Great way to start the fall and upcoming holidays.

Michaele Salahi Action Figure Doll Priced At $39.95
Whitehouse party crasher Michaele Salahi gets her own action figure selling for $39.95. Michael Salahi, one of the alleged White House gatecrashers, has watched her 15 minutes of fame morph into a crazy media storm that has not abated in 10 months. 

And if "The Real Housewives of Washington, D.C," a bikini shoot plus a rumored Playboy pictorial are not enough, she now has achieved immortality --albeit in plastic.

Doll manufacturer Herobuilders has begun selling the Salahi action figure called “The Girl Who Changed Everything,” for $39.95 on its website.

The doll has Salahi dressed in the wardrobe that started it all, the famous red sari and shawl she wore to the White House state dinner in November 2009.

Your own doll? That's when you know you've reached VIP level.

Danielle Staub Leaves 'Real Houswives', Goes Solo In Own Show
Danielle Staub leaves Real Housewives of New Jersey and the rest of the catty cast behind to go solo on her own show.

Yesterday, a slew of reports came in that there are more networks who are keen to command her spin-off from the Bravo show than Staub can commit to but Radar Online says through one of their sources that there is one solid offer waiting to sign her.

Here's the scoop from Radar:

"Danielle has been taking meetings with networks and production companies and so far there's a solid offer from a major network... Everyone's interested because it's all about the star behind the reality star-her life as a mom, manager, musician, her relationships and her private life."

Calling Staub a star may be a bit of a stretch. OK, she has gone pro singer with two iTunes singles on sale ("Real Close and "Cry"). However, that hardly makes her Lady Gaga, or even Kate Gosselin for that matter.

Mary Amons And Jeff Lewis On WWHL

Teresa Giudice's Husband Joe Has His License Revoked For Two Years
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice’s hubby Joe shouldn't expect to get behind the wheel of a car any time soon following his release from jail.

After his latest run-in with the law –- which landed him behind bars on Monday -- has learned that the burly reality-TV dad won’t be getting his drivers license back until 2012.

Furthermore, he will be forced to install an Ignition Interlock Device in his car which acts much like a breathalyzer.

It’s been a year of setbacks for the Giudice family, after already having filed for bankruptcy.

In January Joe was charged with driving under the influence when he crashed his car into a telephone pole. After being treated at the hospital, he was released to the police due to outstanding warrants.

Friday, September 24, 2010

O.C. District Attorney Drops Charges Against Simon Barney
The Orange County District Attorney's Office will not file charges against "househusband" Simon Robert Barney because of a lack of sufficient evidence, a spokeswoman for the O.C. District Attorney said Friday.

Simon, the estranged husband of Tamra Barney, one of "The Real Housewives of Orange County," was arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of throwing a dog leash at his wife Monday night. He was released Tuesday from Men's Central Jail in Santa Ana after posting his $10,000 bail.

Simon's case was submitted to the O.C. District Attorney's Office Friday morning, spokeswoman Farrah Emami said. The District Attorney's Office reviewed it and declined to file charges.

"It just shows that justice is blind, but it’s not stupid," Simon Barney said. "It’s not gullible, and it’s not persuaded by fame."

In a statement issued Wednesday, Simon, 46, said the leash-throwing incident and his subsequent arrest were a setup so Tamra could claim 100 percent custody of their three children. The two are going through a divorce, after 11 years of marriage and three years on the Bravo reality TV series.
This won't be the last time Simon will be facing domestic charges, the guy's a creep, he just can't help himself.

Bethenny Frankel Mocks 'Housewives' Kelly & Jill, Discusses Her Own 'E.T.' Toe
Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel just filmed one of those "Closet Confessions" for, and because she's Bethenny Frankel, this episode is especially entertaining.

In the video, Bethenny reveals that red is her power color, holds up a shiny number and says "This would be Kelly [Bensimon] because it is a shirt," and finds bird excrement on a Chanel clutch. Frankel then goes into newborn daughter Bryn's closet, holds up a tutu and says "she'll wear this to the the frozen food section." Finally the reality star goes into her enviable kitchen pantry-turned-shoe closet and says "My toe is hideous: it looks like E.T.'s finger, so it can only be a peep-toe."

Teresa Giudice To Sign Books at Hamilton Spa
Teresa Giudice of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey” will appear at Sorella Day Spa at 1220 Whitehorse Mercerville Road in Hamilton on Sunday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m.

Tickets for the event, priced at $45, can be purchased by calling the spa at (609) 581-7400.

Giudice will be signing copies of her book, “Skinny Italian,” and there will be music, cocktails and music for the event.

Catherine Ommanney Answers Viewer Mail

Bethenny Frankel Takes Baby Bryn Out For Lunch
Fiery reality star Bethenny Frankel showed she's completely mellowed after the birth of her daughter Bryn. She was seen out with her husband Jason Hoppy and 4-month-old daughter enjoying some family time.

Bethenny and Jason had pizza and shared laughs as they took turns giving Bryn her bottle. The family were in the city's Tribeca neighbourhood enjoying the warm autumn sunshine.
The next day the newlywed couple ventured out on their own walking hand in hand while they shopped in the Meatpacking district. The couple married 6 months ago which was filmed for Bethenny's spin off show Bethenny Getting Married?
Great pictures available on the link!

'Real Housewives Of D.C.' Recap: 'It was Awkward and Horrible'
Cat has finished Inbox Full (in tv time, in real life the book won't be out until December). It's interesting to hear Cat say that her marriage with Charles "not all as rosy and sparkly as it may seem" with the revelation of her recent divorce (two months after filming ended). It would be difficult, as Charles's schedule is so crazy that he only has hours in DC at a time.

Speaking of crazy, Michaele is talking about being a Redskins cheerleader again, which is completely unconfirmed. It's an enticing mystery, as Michaele seems to know some of these women at the former cheerleader event. She doesn't seem to know the routine, though. We learned on Watch What Happens Live that the Redskins Organization has confirmed that they have no record of Michaele being a cheerleader. You can buy your way into the alumni association.

Meanwhile, Stacie hosts a party for some of the Housewives (Cat, Mary, Lynda, plus Erika) and their kids. Erika calls Cat mean and pretends to strangle her in that way that's "a joke" but not really a joke at all. Erika's son asks "who's the oldest mommy?" and stupidly, the mothers have them guess. Gew. But the ladies have better things to do than feel old, they need to discuss Michaele's pathological lying, and gay marriage. Mary brings it up, so it turns out she does like to talk about people.

Mary mentions that Lolly quit her job because she was miserable and Stacie brings up that if you had rent to pay you wouldn't do that (Lolly lives at home). The barbs are out tonight!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Danielle Staub Almost Killed For Bad Drug Deal

The reality series, ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ has made Danielle Staub a household name. But a former acquaintance says he saved her life and kept her out of the big house when her drug deal went wrong.
During a mammoth deposition last month in Diamond Bar, California, former drug cartel kingpin Daniel Aguilar told police he met Staub in the 80’s when she worked as hooker in Florida and called herself ‘Angela Minelli.’

Aguilar says Staub joined his division of the infamous Medellin drug cartel, for whom he was an enforcer. And she would frequently hang out at his safe-house, smoking marijuana joints which she sprinkled with cocaine.
Aguilar says he saw Danielle do “more than 50 or 100″ such joints.

“We became intimate friends,” he told Police. “Then she came to me and said, ‘I have this guy and he wants to buy four kilos of cocaine.”

Staub got the drugs, but she later claimed the entire $100,000 bundle was stolen during the deal. And that got her marked by the cartel for disposal.

“Even my men were saying, ‘We should just kill her. She’s nothing but a prostitute and a b**ch.’” Aguilar recalled.

Teresa Giudice Hasn't Visited Her Husband In Jail

It looks like Real Housewife of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice has yet to visit her husband Joe in jail. 

A source told that Joe’s parents Filomena and Francesco visited their son on Tuesday but there has been no sign of Teresa yet. While there was another visitor that arrived with his parents, the source said the unidentified visitor was a male. 

“His parents have been really down about Joe being in jail,” a source close to the family told
Hey, it's only a week or so, they could probably use the time apart.

Did Michaele Salahi Lie About Being an NFL Cheerleader?
Gimme an F-A-K-E! What does that spell? Perhaps Michaele Salahi can answer.

The Real Housewives of D.C. star is under fire – again – this time for allegedly lying about her past as a Washington Redskins cheerleader.

In Thursday's episode of the Bravo reality show, Salahi joins the "first ladies of football" to rehearse ahead of an alumni performance. But her inability to perform a routine – and the fact that no one seemed to remember her – raised eyebrows.

According to a Washington Post report published in December after the episode taped, several former cheerleaders tried to learn more about Salahi's experience with the team.

"She was never at an audition, never at a game and never performed," former cheerleader and choreographer Sheryl Olecheck told the paper. "When I saw her, I had to ask around: 'Who is that?' "

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Sneak Peak: Obama, Paris Hilton, and Kelsey Grammer All Dissed

Building on America’s fascination with the “Real Housewives” franchise, Bravo is bringing some serious 90210 money and mayhem with its latest installment – “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Pop Tarts scored a sneak peak at the season opener, and it’s every inch the gag-fest of lavish lifestyle meets too much surgery, equaling terrific, train-wreck television.

The official cast includes Adrienne Maloof, Camille Grammer, Lisa Vanderpump, Taylor Armstrong, and Paris Hilton’s aunties Kim and Kyle Richards. Back in the day, the now 46-year-old Kim Richards was the dame of “Disney” and a prominent child actress who stepped away from the limelight and is now raising a family of four as a single mom – and she wasn’t afraid to put niece Paris in her place.

“Paris and I went out for dinner and as we were leaving (the paparazzi) kept calling ‘Paris! Kim! Kim!’ and she kept looking at me like ‘who are you?’” Kim said, adding that the paps had to remind the young hotel heiress that her aunt “was here first” and that she was an “icon.”

Bravo Flips Over Teresa Giudice's Table-Tossing Contest
A "Real Housewives of New Jersey"-inspired table-flipping contest -- hosted by table-flipping queen Teresa Giudice -- just got tossed ... after Bravo put the kibosh on the event.

The owner of The Funkey Monkey in Delaware tells TMZ ... just as they green lit the table-flipping contest for Teresa's appearance Saturday, Bravo caught wind of it and shut it down.

A rep for Bravo tells us the network has a hands-off policy regarding personal appearances -- but according to inside sources Teresa was told the contest might be a dumb PR move ... so she'd be better off not flaunting her famous Season 1 move.

The club's owner tells us they've reached a compromise -- a look-alike contest. Nevertheless, he concedes, "I can't help it if the [look-alikes] get on the stage and flip tables."
As dumb as this contest sounds, with Teresa's ongoing financial problems who can blame her?

Michael Eric Dyson Interviews Stacie Turner

HollyscoopTV Interviews Kyle Richards

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Settlement Talks Fail; Ex-Husband Taking Danielle Staub To Trial

The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s most controversial resident Danielle Staub has been embroiled in a federal defamation lawsuit filed by her ex-husband Kevin Maher for months, and it looks like it’s definitely going to trial. has learned exclusively that all parties were in settlement negotiations Wednesday but were unable to come to a mutual agreement and the negotiations abruptly fell apart.

"The mediator Gary Donovan tried all day for a settlement and the other side jerked us around,” Maher told exclusively.

“We tried to settle this in good faith and negotiations failed. We are going to trial!”

Staub’s lawyers had filed a motion Tuesday requesting to exclude certain evidence from trial regarding Staub’s criminal history, Maher’s polygraph examinations, any references to Staub’s extra-marital sexual history, the testimony of Daniel Aguilar, and Caroline Manzo’s deposition testimony.

'Real Housewives' Offer Makeovers On 'Maury'
Over on “Maury,” the paternity tests are getting a break.

Taking a breather from the baby daddy drama, veteran TV host Maury Povich is enlisting the help of a few “Housewives” with another pastime of the longstanding talk show: makeovers.

In the episode, to air Thursday,  Danielle Staub ("Real Housewives of New Jersey"), Ramona Singer ("Real Housewives of New York City") and NeNe Leakes ("Real Housewives of Atlanta") will help transform a few disheveled “real” housewives into moms worthy of being followed around by cameras.

Hmm. Images of knee-high boots with broken heels, age-inappropriate skirts and revealing tops are dancing in our heads. 

Christoher Manzo Hooking Up With "Jersey Shore" Guidette?

So Deanna Nicole Cortese may be dating Chris Manzo. That's right, the newest Jersey ShoreThe Real Housewives of New Jersey product. guidette and

Foul-mouthed Deena, who we have yet to see on the Shore, was seen with Chris, the son of Caroline Manzo, at a hot New Jersey nightclub recently.

The unlikely duo ran into each other in the VIP section of hotspot, 118 Lounge, this past Saturday, where they got down and dirty on the dance floor.

Deena Nicole Cortese "was basically humping Chris in front of everyone,” said one onlooker. Hey ... you gotta beat up the beat 'til you lose control.

Chris Manzo, whose penchant for naughty girls was an important storyline on the RHONJ, apparently has taken quite a liking to the Jersey wild child.
Geez, you'd think Chris could do better.

MyWorkButterfly Interviews Caroline Manzo

Parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

'Real Housewives Of Atlanta' Sneak Peek: Nene Leakes Discovers Kim Zolciak's New Relationship with DJ Tracy Young

When it comes to Kim Zolciak "media whore" is an understatement.

Tamra Barney To File Restraining Order Against Husband

The Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney showed up at an Orange County courthouse Tuesday to inquire about filing a restraining order against Simon, her estranged husband, has learned exclusively.

Simon was arrested early Tuesday morning on a domestic violence charge.

With her head down and wearing dark sunglasses, the reality TV star arrived at the courthouse in Orange County, CA accompanied by her boyfriend Eddie Judge and Bravo cameras.

When asked by if she could comment about the incident with her estranged husband, Tamra said, "I can't talk about it right now, maybe later."

And when asked if she was there to file a restraining order against him, Tamra said nothing, but responded by nodding her head "yes."

She then entered the courthouse; she left about 20 minutes later.

A source tells that Tamra will file a request for a restraining order against Simon this week.

Bethenny Frankel Brings Sass and Style to Bluefly's Closet Confessions
Real Housewife of New York alum Bethenny Frankel stars in the sixth installment of the online video series and social community Closet Confessions by Bluefly (). Joining an impressive lineup of style stars including fashion designer Christian Siriano, heiress Nicky Hilton, Olympic figure skater and aspiring stylist Johnny Weir, model/DJ/It Girl Harley Viera Newton, PR Maven Kelly Cutrone and her adorable daughter Ava, Frankel gives viewers an exclusive peek inside her lavish closet, engaging audiences with her tongue-in-cheek wit, and dispensing practical fashion tips along the way.

Whether it be the one-of-a-kind Dolce & Gabbana steal she customized with her own buttons or the countless Herve Leger dresses she's given away over the years, Frankel says the key to a perfect fit is tailoring. "I would tailor my underwear," she jokes. Frankel goes on to tease, "Housewives have their own sense of fashion," and in characteristic feisty form, imagines the pieces in her closet that would appeal to her former cast members. "This would be Kelly [Killoren Bensimon] because it is a shirt," she quips, holding up a metallic silver getup that is indeed on the shorter side.

Audiences also get a look inside her meticulously-organized shoe closet--a dream come true to shoe fanatics and neat freaks alike. Then there is Bethenny's newborn daughter Bryn's beautiful collection of collector's items. The fashionista-in-the-making has a closet that boasts an old school Adidas sweatsuit and a classic white sundress.

Danielle Staub -- Don't Call Me a Slut!
Danielle Staub -- star of her own sex tape -- doesn't want to be called a prostitute, a slut, a whore or a sex tape star ... in court, according to the new legal documents she just filed. 

It's all over the $5 million defamation suit the former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star's ex-husband Kevin Maher filed against her -- claiming she falsely accused him of raping her on broken glass, sticking a loaded gun in her privates, and murdering her dog.

According to the new docs, obtained by TMZ, Staub wants to make sure any evidence depicting her as "a prostitute, or a slut, or a whore" -- including her sexual history and sex tape -- is excluded from the trial.

In the papers, Staub claims her dirty laundry would turn a jury against her.

Oddly, the motion to exclude makes no mention of her performance on 'Housewives.'
It's always something.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Caroline Manzo Fights To Bring Down Leaked Video
In the latest turn in the Kevin Maher defamation suit against ex-wife, Danielle Staub, video of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey's" Caroline Manzo's deposition leaked to the media and the reality star isn't happy.

Sources close to the housewife tell Zap2it that the star was not pleased the video was leaked to TMZ. While she's working with Bravo to try and get the video pulled, she's unsure TMZ will cooperate.

In the video, Manzo's testimony in Maher's $5-million lawsuit confirms his claims that Staub had accused him of raping her, killing his dog and playing Russian Roulette by placing a gun inside Staub's vagina. All of which, Maher vehemently denies and forms the basis of his defamation lawsuit.

Later, more video was released from Manzo's deposition in which the housewife admits to giving Bravo the ultimatum that she wouldn't be returning to the show for Season 3 if Staub remains a cast member.

Kandi Burruss Performs @ "The Diron O Show"

Vicki Gunvalson Talks New Season Of 'Real Housewives of Orange County"

"Real Housewives of Orange County" star Vicki Gunvalson stops by Redstone American Grill in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, for a book signing on September 17, 2010.

Joe Giudice Could Get Early Jail Release

If Teresa Giudice’s husband Joe is on his best behavior he could get out of jail earlier than expected, has learned exclusively.

According to sentencing guidelines set by the state, as long as The Real Housewives of New Jersey star doesn’t act up, he could be out in nine days, not the expected ten.

Last week, a judge sentenced Joe to ten days in jail for driving with a suspended license – the consequence of a previous run-in with the law.

In January, Teresa’s house hubby was charged with driving under the influence after crashing his car into a telephone pole in Montville Township, New Jersey. He was taken to the hospital and then released to the police due to outstanding warrants. In March, he was fined $864, had his license revoked for 12 months, and was sentenced to 30 days of community service. 

But Joe was pulled over again on May 17 in Lincoln Park, New Jersey for driving with a suspended license, which ultimately led to the jail time.

According to a spokesperson at the Morris County Jail, for every six “good” days Joe has at the jail, he gets one day off his sentence.

Tamra Barney's Estranged Husband Simon Busted for Domestic Violence
As if the O.C. crew was going to let those New Jersey goons steal the spotlight: one of them goes to the clink, so does one of theirs.

Which is just one of the reasons why Real Housewife of O.C. Tamra Barney's estranged husband remains in police custody on $10,000 bond.

The other reason is alleged domestic violence.

The Orange Country Sheriff's Department confirms to E! News that Simon Barney was arrested last night on suspicion of the offense, though on-the-record details of the altercation remain under wraps.

"We got the call at about 8:45," a spokesman told E! News. "He was booked around 1:30."

According to RadarOnline, Simon, who is in the midst of a divorce from Tamra, turned up at his ex's house last night, ostensibly to return her dog. An argument ensued, leading the reality star to call for backup.

Simon remains in police custody.
Well, no surprise here. RHOOC viewers got to see what a creep Simon is during the last season. Good thing Tamra finally (I'm sure Vicki's still patting herself on the back too for waking Tamra up) got the good sense to get her and the kids away from this monster.

Michaele Salahi Not Returning To 'Real Housewives Of D.C."?
Michaele Salahi won’t return as a star on ‘Real Housewives of D.C,’ according to sources. A source has revealed that Salahi won't repeat as a star to the show if it is renewed for a second season. Half Yard Productions, a Bravo subcontractor, is hunting for a 'bitchy' replacement for the housewife.

Bravo reps are annoyed with the duo for saying the network has held them back from coming clean. "The notion that the Salahis have been barred under their contracts . . . from speaking . . . is simply not true," the New York Post quoted Bravo as saying.

Castmates aren't thrilled with Michaele either. Lynda Erkiletian and Paul Wharton complained to friends at Peacock Cafe in Georgetown last week about the couple's publicity stunts.
If this is true then it'd be a bad move by Bravo. I don't care how annoying and publicity-driven the Salahi's are, without them RHODC would be a total snoozefest. Sure Bravo could find a replacement, but I don't see them not wanting a piece of the Salahi brand considering how great they are at making themselves part of the news in some, way, shape or form. Besides Bravo execs had to have some idea of what they were getting themselves into when they signed up Michaele and Tareq in the first place.

Gretchen Rossi Served With Lawsuit At 'Housewives' Party
More than dinner was served when Gretchen Rossi got together for a meal with her Real Housewives of Orange County co-stars last Saturday night.

As soon as Rossi arrived at the party she was served - with a lawsuit, learned exclusively.

The suit was filed by her ex boyfriend Jay Photoglou and a source familiar with the situation said Rossi's attorneys refused to accept service, leading Jay to have Gretchen served publicly.

It happened at the home of Peggy Tanous, the new Orange County cast member. Stars from Bravo's reality series got together at Tanous' home for a dinner, that was taped by the network.

"Gretchen pulled up in her car and as soon as she got out she was served with the legal papers," a source told "She turned away and acted as if she was going to try to avoid being served. But there were two people there to serve her and she had no choice. She finally just accepted service."

Photoglou is suing Rossi for libel, slander and five other counts. The suit was originally filed in Los Angeles but for procedural reasons he needed to re-file it in Orange County.
Damn, getting served with a lawsuit at the new 'Housewives' dinner party?!? Now THERE's a way to make an introduction.

Joe Giudice Calls Jail A 'Vacation'
The husband of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice — who turned himself in to jail Monday, as exclusively reported — has brashly told family and friends the slammer is just like a “vacation”.

The beefcake dad of four was sentenced to the next 10 days in the slammer for driving with a suspended license but he is supposedly looking at his time in the pokey as a paradise.

“He doesn’t care if he goes to jail because he said then he gets paid because the magazines will want his story,” a source told

“He said he’ll be on vacation and getting paid at the same time.”

Said the source: “He is not bothered by it at all. He doesn’t care about going to jail. It’s absolutely no big deal for him.”

Monday, September 20, 2010

Megan Fox Is Embarrassed To Be `Hooked` On Real Housewives

Don't worry Megan you're in good company:
Actress Megan Fox is embarrassed to be 'kind of hooked' on US TV show Real Housewives.

Fox may have a busy schedule juggling film projects but she still finds time to fit in watching the reality TV show that follows the lifestyles of housewives.

While at the Toronto International Film Festival
, the 24-year-old told MTV News: 'I've been watching Real Housewives, it's embarrassing, but I have.

'You know, I hated previous seasons of the New Jersey Housewives, but this season I got kind of hooked on that, and it's just really embarrassing.'

Kim Zolciak Releases Sneak Peek Of New Single, "Google Me"
Because we live in a strange, strange world, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak has released a follow-up single to last year’s ridiculous “Tardy for the Party.” This time, she’s preaching the benefits of the Internet, encouraging all of her adoring fans, possible suitors, and reality show creators to “Google Me” (Not to be mistaken with former My Super Sweet SixteenTeyana Taylor‘s 2008 single). But lest you forget who Ms. Zolciak is amidst the sea of horrifying but hypnotic Housewives‘ singles, she reminds you: “I’m not the same as them (the same as them), my name is Kim!” subject
"Google Me"?!? Talk about narcissism.

'Real Housewives Of Miami' On The Way?
Seems that the Godzilla or Friday the 13th of TV, Bravo's wildly popular Real Housewives franchise, may have, indeed, invaded Miami in the guise of the tentatively titled Miami Social Club. Our behind-the-camera mole tells us that an ``official'' Real Housewives promo -- you know, the one where the ladies are either fondling a peach or something to represent their geographical location (in Miami's case, a bag of cocaine or a saline implant wouldn't be such a bad thing since an orange was already taken) -- was recently filmed with all the gals in tow. We contacted our official Bravo mouthpiece who was cagey, telling us that since no air date has been secured, the show sort of remains nameless. But it all sounds like it's pointing to that splashy, trashy, trainwrecky drama-fest many of us, ahem, have grown to love.
Miami makes sense, great scenery, a lot of VIP's and maybe Bravo can get some Hispanic women on there as well. Still think they should venture somewhere midwest too tho in the future.

Caroline Manzo May Have Had Bravo Fire Danielle Staub From 'Real Housewives of New Jersey'
Did Caroline Manzo get Danielle Staub kicked off "Real Housewives of New Jersey"?

In a deposition Manzo gave in July during Staub's defamation suit - filed by her ex-husband, Kevin Maher - Manzo revealed she forced Bravo to choose between her and the brunette singer for the show's third season.

"There is no amount of money that you can put on the table for me for next year - if Danielle Staub is on, I am out," she said in the video, obtained by "My integrity means to much to me and my family's safety means to much to me."

Manzo said she decided to give the network an ultimatum after seeing the Brownstone episode, in which Staub used a gay slur in reference to Manzo's son, Christopher.

"It's either Danielle Staub or myself," Manzo said, adding that her co-star's involvement turned a fun show into a "dark" one.
If it's true than I don't blame her. All the idiot Danielle stans out there can make Caroline out to be a hater all they want, but it was Danielle who made threats against the Manzo's, hangs out with criminals, allegedly tried to get Lexi taken away from Dina, made constant references to having guns (or her bodyguards anyway), threatened Chris Manzo and has a history of drugs, prostitution and God knows what else. The woman is a total nutcase and even if Caroline never had to film with her, there comes a point where enough is enough.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Caroline Manzo And Teresa Giudice Talk "Jersey Shore" On Dr. Phil

The reality TV show Jersey Shore is a cultural phenomenon that gave the world Snooki and The Situation, but do shows such as this give Italian Americans a bad name? Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo, cast members from The Real Housewives of New Jersey, weigh in. Plus, Kathy, a Dr. Phil senior supervising producer, speaks up!

Real simple: don't like what's on TV turn the channel.

Danielle Staub Has Her Car Repossessed

Somewhere, Teresa Giudice is having a very, very good day!

After her constant mocking of cast mate Teresa Giudice for her financial problems throughout the last season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, it looks like karma finally came for Danielle Staub — in the form of repo men! Life & Style reports, “at approximately 11am EST this morning, Danielle Staub’s Range Rover was repossessed from the house where she has been staying.” Looks like the sales of her hot new single aren’t what she thought they might be!

The report goes on to cite a source who said, “You should have seen the begging. Danielle pleaded with the repo guys but they had their job to do, and they did it.”

We have now reached a point where the frequently inebriated and seldom coherent cast of Jersey Shore is more financially solvent than the Real Housewives. The apocalypse is near.
Well, considering that Teresa's husband just went to jail, I don't think Teresa cares too much about what's going on with Danielle right now.