Monday, January 31, 2011

Camille Grammer Talks End Of Marriage On "The View"

Cynthia Bailey's Husband Peter Thomas Speaks Out On The "Real Housewives of Atlanta"

And this guy doesn't mince words, below are the juicier parts of the long Q&A with UPTOWN magazine:
Earlier this week, BV posted an interview with Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Cynthia Bailey. The beauty, who graces the cover of UPTOWN’s Weddings and Travel issue, spoke candidly about her summer nuptials to entrepreneur Peter Thomas. Anyone who follows the show knows all about the investment Cynthia made in Thomas’ now defunct restaurant venture. Cynthia dished her side of the story declaring, “I don’t know when I am getting that money back, but he’s going to have to give me something.”

We heart Cynthia and Peter, so it only seemed proper that both parties had the chance to address the seemingly touchy subject. Peter most certainly wanted to clarify a few points and set the record straight. In an exclusive with UPTOWN, the self-proclaimed “reckless mouth” didn’t hold back on a number of subjects, including marriage, the ex-factor, and how he really feels about the rest of the RHOA cast. In his words…

As much as I appreciate what she’s done, it probably came across to everybody that she put up all this money to help me build my restaurant. No. Initially, she put up $10,000. Uptown [Restaurant and Lounge] cost several hundred thousand dollars—$10,000 couldn’t buy the silverware and the plates at Uptown.

So it’s not like she’s supported my vision and gave me money to build a restaurant ’cuz that’s not what happened. And I want to clear that up. I didn’t agree with her putting that out there to the public. But she’s on a reality show and she’s a new jack to it, so she might feel as if that’s what she needed to do. I didn’t agree to that. But I didn’t oppose either, especially if she’s telling the truth. She has the right to say it. But I don’t want the viewers to leave with the impression, “Oh, sh-t. He got with this model girl and she’s putting up all this money to support his sh-t.” That’s not the way it is.

If I need her to do something for me again, she better step up. That’s part of her duty as a wife. Because she’s never gonna call on me and I say no—never. It’s my duty as a husband to provide whatever support to [help] her go forward. The show that I’m on is called Atlanta Housewives, not Atlanta Husbands. I’m not getting paid to be on the show. But I have to do it to support my wife. So I just gotta bite my lip, swallow my spit, and call it a day.

I say anything I f—ing feel, because I don’t feel I need to answer to anybody but God. People are going on Andy Cohen’s show and being all careful—I don’t give a f-ck. If they ever put me on that sh–, I’m gonna say exactly how I feel, and that’s what people wanna hear. If he asks, “What do you think about the guys in Atlanta wearing heels?” I’m gonna say, “That sh-t is not cute.”

If they say, “What do you think about the other Housewives?” I’m gonna say, “I can’t stand Phaedra’s ass. I think Kim is crazy as f–k. Nene has a big-ass mouth, okay? And Sheree’s not cute! She thinks she’s cute, but she’s not cute.” And this is ON the record. The only one I like is Kandi, and she’s too soft. That’s why she got played with Kim. And that’s how I truly feel. “

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Phaedra Parks: Kim Zolciak Is "Not" A Racist, NeNe Leakes Is A "Bully"

This might be te smartest thing Phaedra's said all season and I wholeheartedly agree:
Hello! I hope everyone's January has been productive and indicative of their New Year's Resolutions wish list. While Sunday's episode edited our four day excursion into a 45 minute fiasco, it did not fully encompass how tense and uncomfortable this girls' getaway truly was. The trip was planned in Cynthia's honor but as the old adage says, "Things don't always work out as planned."

After watching the episode, several possible topics came to mind; the importance of financial planning as it relates to Cynthia and her wedding woes, house guest etiquette and NeNe's lack thereof, Kim and Sweetie's relationship or better yet, NeNe's slave barrage targeted at Sweetie. In the shadow of Martin Luther King's birthday and in the wake of black history month, I decided race relations was the most poignant issue since last two episodes have flirted with this very sensitive topic. Is Kim a racist? Is Sweetie a modern day slave? Is NeNe being a bully as usual, or is she really concerned about Sweetie's well being?

While everyone will have their opinion, as they are rightfully entitled to; personally, I do not think Kim is a racist, nor do I think Sweetie is a modern day slave. However, I do believe that NeNe is a bully and couldn't care less about Sweetie's well being. In this era of political correctness we often skirt around the hard topics, because we are afraid of offending others and do not want to be accused of being a racist. But avoiding sensitive issues does not change our country's history, which is fraught with the mistreatment of people of color. Admittedly, race relations have improved drastically over the past 40 years, but improvement does not heal the wounds caused by the aggregation of disparate treatment. As a person of color, I understand the ramifications of being denied rights, excluded and rejected. A modern day racist doesn't dress in white sheets or burn crosses, they are much more subtle and covert. Unlike Kim, a racist would not employ you or treat you like a family member, as she has with Sweetie. I had the opportunity to have several long conversations with Sweetie and Kim in Miami, and during those chats I realized that Kim and Sweetie have a sibling like relationship that spans well over a decade. My heart went out to Sweetie because as a woman of color, I know comments that evoke historical hatred can make you doubt what you know in your heart is true. 

Kyle Richards @ The Critics Choice Awards

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" Is Bravo's Hightest Rated 'Housewives' Show
Bravo now has seven different versions of the popular “Real Housewives of…” reality series, including versions in Orange County, New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Beverly Hills, and the latest, Miami. And out of all of the “Housewives” shows, according to recent stats and figures, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” is doing the best as far as ratings are concerned.

Last Sunday’s episode gave the show its best numbers ever, at 3.43 million viewers. Apparently these recent numbers for Season 3 of the show are much better than last season, which saw about 2.9 million viewers per week. This has a lot to do with the show moving from Monday nights to Sunday nights this season.

As of right now, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” remains the top franchise among the six “Housewives” that have aired so far (“RHO Miami” begins airing this March). RHOA airs its season finale tonight at 10 pm, followed by two weeks of “reunion” footage shot at the Georgia Aquarium.

Sounds like everybody really likes Nene, Sheree, Kim, Kandi, Cynthia and the rest of the Atlanta Housewife gang! Either that, or they like he drama they all bring. SMH…

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lisa Vanderpump chats on 'Real Housewives' drama, Cedric -- and, of course, Jiggy
Lisa Vanderpump joined Show Trackers for a live chat Friday morning to talk about her first season on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and the first part of the dramatic reunion on Thursday night (next week promises even more drama!). Even though there was much to discuss, the conversation centered around a few things: Cedric, formerly known as the Permanent Houseguest. How she manages to keep her reputation on a show that has a tendency to annihilate them. And, of course, Jiggy!

As season came to a close, we learned that Lisa and her husband were ready for Cedric to finally flee from their nest. He lallygagged and in the epilogue to the season finale, we also learned that there was a big blow up between Lisa and Cedric as he moved out. They haven’t spoken since. She wasn’t going to talk much about it -- she didn’t want to spoil the second part of the reunion Thursday -- but she did reveal how much the situation pained her.

Many of the chatters brought up the Cedric situation. They said he was a conman, at worst, and -- even if he was the least bit genuine in his mooching -- he was taking advantage of the Vanderpump family. One commenter, Kristen, asked Lisa is she doubted Cedric’s sincerity.

“I must be stupid,” Lisa wrote back, “ but everybody warned me and no [she didn’t question his sincerity] not until the end.”
If you spot a professional freeloader coming run in the other direction as quick as possible.

20 Questions With Fashion Model Cynthia Bailey
In this season on 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta,' Alabama-born model Cynthia Bailey has her share of ups and downs. Much of the storyline for this former Essence magazine cover girl and single mother revolves around her nuptials to entrepreneur Peter Thomas. Bailey opened up about her dwindling finances in the midst of planning her lavish wedding, and things got really ugly when the couple discussed their money problems with actor and New York Times best-selling author Hill Harper. chatted up the 43-year-old statuesque beauty to discuss all the hype surrounding her marriage, and we got the lowdown on just how "real" she is. It seems like the perfect time to talk about your role on 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta.' You've definitely had a transition on the show this season.
Cynthia Bailey: I was really happy with how they rolled me out. They rolled me out really slow. We do end with the wedding, and from this point on you see a lot of me and maybe more than you want to. For my first time doing it, it was good to have a slow transition.

BV: There are so many questions people have regarding your relationship with Peter. We see you two fighting about money and things get heated. How does that make you feel watching it back?
CB: Those are not my favorite things to watch because there is so much emotion there. We have a great relationship, but we're going through a crazy financial crisis while shooting the show and having the wedding. We lost the restaurant and everything was happening at the same time. We both deal with things differently. I feel like I'm a worrier. I don't know anybody who wasn't affected by the recession. We didn't have to be forthcoming, but I didn't want to sign up for the show and try to hide that. It would've taken way too much energy. Some people on the show don't always say, "My money isn't right," or "I can't afford this. I can't afford this car."

BV: Some people are buying Aston Martins, right?
CB: Right, exactly! I feel like I've had an amazing life, and I never thought I would not have money, but going through this with my partner was difficult, but very humbling. I don't think he dealt with it in a good way. He was a complete a**hole a lot of days. It would have been easier for us to act nicely, but we just kept it real. I would walk away like, "Why did you have to act like that?" I know it looks crazy. There are things that I watch and I say, "What the hell?" but you have to realize you saw 10 minutes of a three-hour shoot. I don't have any control of editing. But in this house with Peter Thomas it's a 50-50 venture, and he isn't controlling anything more than that.

BV: Your relationship is definitely different from Nene and Gregg's. What are your thoughts on that?
CB: I do try to let Peter be dominant -- not saying Nene doesn't, but I think Nene comes across more dominant in that relationship, and I don't know if that is actually the case. She comes across more dominant in terms of the show.

BV: Let's keep it real. You have the only real strong-willed husband on the show. Phaedra's husband, Apollo, follows suit with what she says, too.
CB: I think Phaedra has a lot of control in that relationship. It comes across like that on the show. I'm not trying to be negative with my cast mates, but the dynamics of those three marriages are very different. I think with mine and Peter's, he is the man in the relationship. I give him that respect. I think he is a complete jackass sometimes, but he wants to handle things well and to be able to pay for things and not stress me out about anything, but that just wasn't our situation. I wish we could've been balling out the whole season, but it didn't happen that way.

BV: Another thing that some people love about you, Cynthia, is how you've showed this whole phenomenon in which women give their men money to build their careers and sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn't. Do you regret giving Peter money for the restaurant?
CB: I support Peter's vision and who he is. I supported his decision. I didn't say I was going to partner with him. I said, "Oh you need this? I am going to give you that." It was a business transaction. That was his thing, and I was doing my thing. I thought no matter how much I was in love, I need to get my money back and they didn't have anything to do with each other. I may be 60 and say, "Are you going to give me that money back from Uptown from 30 years ago?" When you say I need to borrow it, it's a loan. A loan is a loan. Nothing changed we just got married. I still want it back.
Cynthia Bailey was a great and much-needed addition to RHOA. Sure, she's a longtime supermodel, but her story goes way beyond just her looks or her career. And what with Kim and Nene usually dominating the storyline on RHOA, the show needed something unique but at the same time real and Cynthia more than provided it throughout the season.

Camille Grammer's Request for Divorce Case Delay Granted by Judge

Good for Camille. Kelsey's audacity is wanting to get his marriage over with so he can marry his mistress is just way over-the-top:
Camille Grammer's request for a delay in her divorce from estranged husband Kelsey Grammer has been granted by the judge handling the case.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star asked Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson to postpone the couple's proceedings as to provide her lawyers sufficient time to review their pension and financial asset information, E! News reported Wednesday.

Kelsey had been hoping to accelerate his divorce from the 42-year-old reality TV star, his third wife, so he could legally wed Kayte Walsh, his current fiancee, next month. Last month, the actor had asked the judge to bifurcate the case and hold off on the division of the couple's marital possessions for a later time so that a divorce decree could be granted as soon as possible.

"There is no question [that Kelsey] plans to remarry immediately," Camille's lawyer reportedly told the judge. "She shouldn't have to go into her pocketbook to fight for the estate when you know there is going to be a remarriage... with Ms. Grammer number next."
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Adrienne Maloof Talks About Shooting Show's 'Grueling' Reunion
For fans who tuned in to see drama and catfights during Part 1 of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" reunion special on Bravo Thursday night, one of its cast members says the final product was edited down from a long, grueling day of, well — even more drama and catfights.

On a visit Friday to the Sundance Film Festival, Adrienne Maloof recalls it took 15 hours to shoot the Beverly Hills reunion, which has been broken into two one-hour parts.

"It was physically grueling, mentally draining. When you pack a whole season into 15 hours you have to relive everything," she admits.

The women have had a lot of rehashing to do, with the season focusing on feuds between sisters Kim and Kyle Richards and between Kyle Richards and Camille Grammer. Recent episodes also featured the unraveling of Camille's marriage to actor Kelsey Grammer.

For her part, Maloof managed to stay out of the frey throughout the season and was only a bystander to the arguments that broke out.

"They're all very lovely girls, but there are those moments where it gets very dramatic," she said. "I would like to say each of our personalities really does come out organically and I think that's what makes the show such a hit."
Listen, I like Adrienne, I think everyone does--she's certainly the sane and reasonale one in the group and I like how she stuck up for the lush that is Kim Richards in the limo on the finale. But for entertainment purposes, if it wasn't for her family's immense wealth and the ongoing (but funny) bickering between her and her hushand Paul, Adriennne would risk suffering the same fate as past "nice, but boring" 'Housewives' like DeShawn Snow. Just putting it out there.

RELATED: How Adrienne Maloof's Husband Helped Save Charlie Sheen

Friday, January 28, 2011

Bethenny Frankel, Baby Will Be “Best Friends”
Bethenny Frankel steals a few hours away from daughter Bryn, 8 months, when she hosts Pampers Gifts To Grow launch event at NYC’s Oasis Day Spa, where guests indulge in massages, facials, manicures and pedicures.

Despite the brief commitment, the married reality star misses her little girl and the cute things they do together.

“I put her in a bow every single day — and me, too, sometimes,” Bethenny, 40, tells me between spoonfuls of soup. “We wear matching bows.”

Unlike many tots, Bryn loves hair accessories.

“She’s easy with everything. She wears hats. She’s not dressed up in tutus or anything crazy, but she has her little bow. It’s her signature.”

And that’s not all.

“She says ‘ma ma ma,’” Bethenny says. “She has a tooth coming in … she sits up, she laughs, she sleeps through the night. I took her to a couple singing classes. We have fun. When we’re on my tour bus [promoting Pampers Gifts To Grow], we sing The Wheels On The Bus. We have a good time. I want to be with her every single second of the day. She giggles. She giggles for days. I make her laugh a lot. We sit in the mirror and we look. We sing songs. Everything is a precious moment with a baby. Everything.”

Kim Richards Too Drunk To Fly
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards recently embarrassed herself at an airport when was prevented from getting on a plane because she was too wasted fly.

Kim was caught on tape slurring, stammering and popping pills at San Francisco International airport in July. After she repeatedly kept asking about her flight delay, airport security arrived to help control the reality star. Upon further investigation, they soon discover Kim is in the wrong flight terminal.

Police expressed concern about the former child star's condition and asked her, "Have you had anything to drink today... [the staff] is kind of concerned about your sobriety."

Richards eventually was taken out of the airport without further incident.

Sources close to the family say they've been dealing with Kim's "issues for a long time. Kim's family checked into rehab after the final episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was filmed, but she checked herself out only a few days later.
TMZ has the video. The part where she attempts to name-drop so she can get out of the situation is pretty sad.

RELATED:  Where Does Kim Richards Get Her Money?

NeNe Leakes Recent Pregnancy Scare
Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes was at the center of a pregnancy scare recently and it wasn’t by her husband Greg Leakes, can exclusively reveal.

The reality diva – who is on the verge of divorcing Greg – was terrified that she might have fallen pregnant at the worst possible time.

NeNe has been linked with Chicago Bears defensive end Charles Grant in recent times although he has denied any involvement with the reality actress.

Ironically, recently revealed how NeNe 'flipped-out' after she discovered her son Bryson had got his girlfriend pregnant because she did not believe that the child was actually his.

A source told “NeNe was in a real panic because she thought that she was pregnant and the timing could not have been worse.

“Fortunately, it turned-out that she was just late and she was really relieved when she found out that she was not in fact pregnant.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Kim Richards On 'Entertainment Tonight' In 2002

LuAnn de Lesseps To Guest On 'Law & Order: SVU'
PopWatchers, I’ve got more housewives on my mind than Paul Finch. (Late ’90s shout-out!) Because not only can we expect an epic, two-hour Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion showdown tonight, but we can also start preparing ourselves for a semi-nude scene from LuAnn de Lesseps in an upcoming episode of Law & Order: SVU. (Where does “semi-nude on a procedural” fall on the Alex’s smutty art to Kelly’s artsy smut scale?) NBC confirms to EW that the Countess will play an art patron who poses for a painter in the opening scene of the Feb. 23 episode. And that, dahling, is the interesting part: Lesseps appears to be only in the opening scene. So, hearing that news, let’s guess what happens to her character, shall we?

1) She patronizes the painter (works two ways!) to death and is quickly charged with one count of condescension.

2) She escapes after the painter attempts to off her with a copy of Class With the Countess, which is too thin to do any damage.

3) She’s murdered when the painter discovers that money can’t buy you class, but it can buy you a gun.

Real Housewives of Orange County Season 6 Trailer

The Real House-Husbands Strike Back
It's not easy to be married to Real Housewives—you can be publicly humiliated, insulted, or dumped. Nicole LaPorte talks to Beverly Hills spouses Mauricio Umansky and Russell Armstrong about the perils of public marriages; to New York's Bobby Zarin about being an "Ambassador of Good Will;" and to Bravo executive Shari Levine about the show's divorce rate.

"I'm going to be more engaging next season," Russell Armstrong said, when cornered at a party recently and asked about his stint on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Over the course of the recently-ended reality show (Part 1 of the reunion episode is Thursday), Armstrong—a straitlaced venture capitalist married to Housewife Taylor Armstrong—emerged as an unrivaled schmuck.

Robotic and awkward, Russell appeared always to be dragging a pouting Taylor away from parties just as they were getting started; he bought their allergic daughter a puppy and then seemed to want them to keep it. Even just sitting at the breakfast table, he looked like he'd prefer to be having a colonoscopy. Taylor, meanwhile, spoke openly to her fellow Housewives about her marital problems.

"I didn't really understand what we were getting into," Russell told The Daily Beast defensively, but with more charm than was ever displayed on TV (not that that's saying much). "I don't really watch reality television. And so we decided early on that this was Taylor's project; that I was going to be supportive, but just stay in the background. And that backfired."

It's not easy being a Real Househusband. Although the show—which has also explored the McMansions of Orange County, New Jersey, New York, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.—ostensibly revolves around the demi-fabulous femmes of its title, spouses inevitably get dragged into the drama. Very often, there is a price, and coming across as a schmuck is the least of it. These people were all cast, at least in part, for their potential volatility; being prodded by producers and fellow castmembers, and seeing their relationships through the public's eyes, can be a combustible combination.

On The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Mauricio Umansky, husband of Kyle Richards, came close to losing one of his biggest real-estate clients (Frasier star Kelsey Grammer) after his wife had a spat with Grammer's soon-to-be-ex-wife Camille. More seriously, the series has attracted attention for the number of couples who have divorced after, or while, being on the show—most recently, we've seen the Grammer union dramatically implode, and on last year's The Real Housewives of D.C., British expat Cat Ommanney's husband, Charles, a White House photographer who appeared visibly irritated while cameras were rolling, filed for divorce not long after the show wrapped. In its six different editions, there have been seven Housewives divorces and one broken engagement.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Camille Grammer Wants $10 Million Safety Net From Kelsey In Case He Dies
Attorneys for Kelsey and Camille Grammer appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom to address the financial settlement in the couple’s contentious divorce, has exclusively learned.

Neal Hersh and Lance Spiegel appeared before Judge Maren E. Nelson’s Wednesday when it was revealed that the paperwork previously submitted by Kelsey was only a proposed settlement – not permanent as ordered by the court in order to grant the bifurcation.

Last week, Camille filed a series of new documents with the Los Angeles County Superior Court challenging the bifurcation, claiming that her pension expert, Darren J. Goodman, Esq., wasn't given a chance to properly review Kelsey's fortune - including his Screen Actors Guild Pension, which she is entitled to a share of given there is no pre-nup -- despite the former Frasier star's court bid to rush through the split.

Camille's lawyer, Neal Hersh, addressed the court with his concerns that if Kelsey remarries next month and then he dies, Camille would have to pay out of her own pocket for any litigation regarding his estate.

Hersh is requesting for Kelsey to put money into a bond to cover any potential future court costs until the divorce case has settled - suggesting $10 million should cover it!

“My client shouldn’t have to litigate against the Mrs. Grammer-to-be-next. We’re not in the gambling business,” Hersh told the judge.

Kim Richards Defends Her "State of Mind" at Housewives Reunion
It ain't over yet!

Though Taylor Armstrong's feud with Kim Richards was shown months ago, the women continue to rehash the drama on Thursday's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion show.

Revisiting the scene in which Camille Grammer flipped during a dinner with the cast after overhearing a costar call her "insecure," Kim still says it was Amstrong who initiated the name-calling.

In a sneak peek from the reunion special -- hosted by Bravo's Andy Cohen -- Amstrong is still not willing to take the blame.

"Did you really think I was going to threaten her? I don't even know what 'Oklahoma' means," says Amstrong, who threatened to "go Oklahoma on [Kim]'s ass" at the time. "[Kim] had to learn some manners so we had to go outside. I've never laid a hand on anyone in my entire life. If that was taken in a way that makes it seems like I'm a violent person, then I misspoke."

As Kim trails off in response, Armstrong offers an aside to Kim's sister, Kyle.

"Should we talk about her state of mind at that table?" she asks, keeping in mind the cast's disastrous dinner party hosted by Grammer.

Says a fuming Armstrong: "She's about to push me there!"

As the siblings' rivalry came to a head on the show’s January 20 finale, a source tells the battle has been brewing for years.

"Kim's out of control. She was in rehab before too," an insider says of mom of four Kim. Adds another source: "Jealously isn't the root of their disagreements. It's tiring to watch Kim not make smart decisions and not learn from her mistakes. The family has been through hell!"
Listen, I could see early on that Kim was shall we a...kook. From the first episode you could tell that something was a bit "off" with her and her lifestyle, but that still doesn't excuse Kyle's bullying her and siding with her friends when they fought with her own sister. And Taylor, despite the fact that she's on tape having started this mess, really needs to to man up and admit she's wrong. Interview With Peggy Tanous
The Real Housewives of Orange County have a new blonde in town!

Stay-at-home mom of two Peggy Tanous is set to join the cast of the smash Bravo reality series, can exclusively reveal.

The 41-year-old Tanous, a former swimsuit model and TV host, says she's ready to bring the drama for season 6.

"People call me 'Feisty Peggy' and I can definitely be feisty! I'm an Aries [with a] very strong personality. Friends say I'm the life of the party," Tanous, who joined the cast at the urging of fellow Housewives star Alexis Bellino, tells Us.

"When Alexis got on the show, we saw her, and my husband said, 'Maybe this is something you should try because you've already been in the industry your whole life, and I feel like this could be something really good for you,'" says Tanous, adding that the series provided an outlet for her to overcome the postpartum depression she battled after the birth of daughters London, 3, and Capri, 1 1/2.

"It was kind of a perfect way for me to kind of get me back in the swing of things but not take me away from my family too much."

And Tanous tells Us not to expect any table-flipping antics in her early episodes.

"I didn't clash with anyone! I got along with everyone," she insists. "Tamara [Barney] and I hit it off the most. She's got a daughter a couple years older than London and our personalities are alike. She's really funny and she jokes around a lot and so do I."

As for Tanous' first impressions of lively Vicki Gunvalson?

"Vicki and I are both Aries! So when I met her, I was like 'You have got to be great because you're an Aries, because I'm an Aries and I'm great!'" Tanous jokes. "We had a whole Aries vibe going."

The Real Housewives of Orange County premieres March 6 on Bravo.
Well if she really gets along with "everyone" (esp. Vicki) than I don't see how she's gonna stand out and make an impression on anyone.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Photos From Cynthia Bailey's Wedding
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Cynthia Bailey finally made it to the altar, despite a season of wondering whether she'd go through with it.

On July 24, the stunning model, 43, wed her beau of 3½ years, Peter Thomas, before 200 of their closest family and friends at Atlanta's grand Fernback Museum of Natural History, Life & Style magazine reports.

"I felt 100 percent sure when I got ready to walk down the aisle," Bailey told Life & Style, adding, "Peter is the one." She walked down the aisle in a one-of-a-kind platinum-silver Rubin Singer creation.

Fellow Atlanta Housewives NeNe Leakes, Kim Zolciak and Sheree Whitfield attended the nuptials. "It was an incredibly emotional day," Bailey gushed, recalling the tears she shed while she and Peter recited the vows they'd written. "It was exactly the day I wanted, and we couldn't be happier!"

The wedding airs on the season finale, January 30th on Bravo.

Kelsey Grammer Wants His Own Reality Show
Now this could be juicy.

Perhaps inspired by his now ex-wife Camille's tumultuous run on 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' -- which she says he forced her into doing -- Kelsey Grammer is looking to break into the Reality TV game himself, Variety reports.

Sure, he is already a multi-Emmy Award winning actor, but maybe he wants to bring his side of the messy divorce, as well as his new upcoming nuptials, to television.

Stella Bulochnikov-Stolper, Grammer's producing partner, already has a deal in place with production company Zodiak USA, and is working the phone lines to make the shows a reality.

"I knew that Kelsey loved this space and would love to pop some big shows," Bulochnikov-Stolper told Variety. "The idea that he would lend his name and brain and star power to working on some formats was so exciting to me, and then to have a partner like Zodiak to produce them and sell them all over the world -- that's really going to produce some fireworks."

Fireworks, indeed. Grammer is in the middle of a messy divorce from Camille, who is demanding $50 million in a divorce settlement. Grammer is now engaged to marry Kayte Walsh, his 29-year old girlfriend. The wedding, so long as he can get a divorce in time, is scheduled for February.
No shame in his game, none whatsoever.

MJ Talk Cruze 1.1: Interview w/ Kelly Bensimon: Cruze-arati

"I was like literally thrown into this clam chowder..." She's so full of shit, yeah like Bravo was just begging her to appear on RHONYC because it was doing so bad till she came.

Real Housewives Reunion Sneak Peek: Whoa, Did Camille Already Change Her Name?


Nene Leakes' Step-son Speaks Out
Real Housewives of Atlanta diva Nene Leakes has trouble on her hands with her step-son leaking out the drama about her and Greg's non-divorce.

Damian Leakes, Greg Leakes 34-year old reportedly spilled all the beans to Radar. Read below:

"Once he met her he kicked us out of the house," Damian said, "the young siblings went to my mom's, and he just ran off to start a whole new life literally in front of our faces."

Pertaining to the divorce: "Nothing has been filed, but lawyers have been retained," Damian said.

"Gregg is also trying to get $300,000 back, but NeNe doesn't want to give him anything.

"She (NeNe) wants to keep the house and move on with her life. They're trying to portray it as 'we're not getting divorced' and they're trying to work it out right now, but that's not the case."

Where did all money come from: "That's pretty much what the kids are trying to figure out because we never knew that that kind of money was available or within reach to put into that kind of project."

"At the time when the show started was when we all started really bumping heads with NeNe and Greg.

"You have to keep up with the Joneses, so to speak."

"He [Gregg] feels like he put her where she is... he feels that she wouldn't be anywhere if he didn't give her the money to put her where she needs to be.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Lisa Vanderpump: What Happened After Kim and Kyle's Fight
Yes, life did continue for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills after Kim and Kyle Richards' vicious limousine fight -- but it wasn't easy.

Days after Thursday's shocking season finale, fans of the Bravo hit are still talking about the sisters' shocking blowout. Kyle's best friend Lisa Vanderpump -- who had her own (un-televised) blowout with "permanent houseguest" Cedric -- revealed in her blog just how intense the aftermath was.

"In the weeks that ensued it was very upsetting to see how everybody struggled to put their lives back together, feelings in tatters, feelings that reverberated through the family and friends like myself," Vanderpump wrote in her blog.

As fans know, Kim Richards -- Kyle accused her of being an alcoholic during their brawl -- entered rehab for just one week, and she and her younger sister are reportedly now estranged.

Vanderpump's blog continues: "I know that this family ultimately loves each other, but like so many others there are instances when things accelerate into a rapid decline. Then you then have to draw upon the strength and bond that is so resolute, and will hopefully see them through."

"When I saw this episode for the first time," she says, "It cut me to the quick. Tears rolled freely."

As for the battle itself, Vanderpump is quick to defend her pal Kyle. "There's a lot you the viewer don't know and hasn't been witness to, and I, as a very close friend who has been privy to the emotional turmoil and devastation that has occurred as a result of this type of situation, still am not fully aware of the path that these two sisters have taken," she says.
First of all Lisa can defend Kyle all she wants, but if Kyle didn't come off as a bully throughout the entire season she wouldn't have felt the need to apologize. And no one's "judging" Kyle anyway, it's just seems to be most people's opinion that she can be a self-centered bully and all-around jerk is all.

Sonja Morgan-Tremont Writing Toaster Oven Cookbook
The Real Housewives of New York City star Sonja Morgan-Tremont will soon be proving that she's more than just a pretty face.

The single mom is writing a cookbook for all the fast-paced ladies of the city on a budget -- with quick and easy recipes for the toaster oven -- and has all the details and photos.

"It's very exciting. It's really attractive to the young girls who live in the city who ask me, 'How do you do it'?" Sonja told in an exclusive interview.

"They said, 'You cook in a toaster oven?' So people started asking me if I they could have my toaster oven recipes." She keeps her recipes on cards stored away in her kitchen, Sonja says.

Sonja revealed that she has interested publishers and promises the cookbook will be hit shelves in six months. And although she's writing the book herself, she added that she's getting a little help from notable friends like acclaimed writer Steven Priggé.

"With my mouth, I'm not short on material! It's more than a cookbook, it's a lifestyle book," she laughed.

"Everything is very healthy. I'm body conscious... and nowadays we live longer. We want to look good longer and we want to be relevant, so I have to have healthy food and need to be able to do it quickly. The way to do that is either with a crock pot, a blender or a toaster oven!"

Bethenny Frankel Sips Cocktails During Her One-Woman Show
Bethenny Frankel is currently touring the country for her one-woman show, "Skinnygirl Night Out: A Conversation with Bethenny Frankel."

The Real Housewives of New York City star decided to hit the road to speak with women and give advice about food, motherhood, exercise, marriage and a whole lot more.

Frankel, who recently gave birth to daughter Bryn, is quite the career juggler - in addition to being a natural foods chef and mixologist she's also starring in the second season of her hit Bravo show, Bethenny Getting Married and is the author of the New York Times best seller Naturally Thin. Her second book, A Place Of Yes, hits bookstores in March.

And that cocktail she's drinking? It's her own creation, the "Skinny Girl Cocktail" - a 100 calorie Margarita.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Kyle Richards Speaks Out About Limo Fight with Sister
It shouldn't have gone so far – or become so ugly.

So says Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards of her nasty blowout that left her on the serious skids with sister Kim in the season finale.

"The events that transpired that evening were quite unfortunate and should never have occurred on or off camera," the reality star, 42, said in a statement released Friday by Bravo. "There are a lot of elements to the story that viewers didn’t see."

She adds: "This has been difficult for our entire family as we both said and did things that we regret. My sister and I love each other very much we want to move forward and put this behind us."

In the clash in a limo, Kyle called her older sister, 46, an alcoholic and threatened to revoke any aid – apparently financial – that she and her husband provide. Kyle also said she'd stop covering for Kim amid allegations of alcohol.

Kim and Kyle will discuss the matter further in a reunion special hosted by Andy Cohen on Jan. 27 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

Sonja Morgan & CiCi Li in the Kitchen

NeNe Leakes says 'Gregg Doesn't Want a Divorce,' But She's Undecided
On the current season of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," we've watched NeNe Leakes and her husband, Gregg, go through some painful marital problems.

In the meantime, we've been hearing a lot of "he said, she said" surrounding the status of their divorce. So, when Zap2it spoke to NeNe recently, she cleared up a few things for us.

The public first got word of the impending divorce when it seemed Gregg did a radio interview with Internet radio station, Large FM (which later aired on the Bravo show). In it, he slammed NeNe saying he had spent a lot of money to set her up in Atlanta society and he confirmed they were going through a divorce.

Here's the first catch. Gregg says he had no idea his phone conversation was being recorded and according to NeNe that's true.

"Gregg didn't do an interview with a radio station," NeNe says. "He is friendly with that guy. He called the guy at a time he was mad at me or we were having an argument and he recorded their conversation when Gregg was confiding in him."

Then, of course, there's the confusion of who filed for divorce. According to an interview NeNe did with, Bravo edited the footage in the wrong order. According to the housewife, she filed for divorce months before he made that phone call to the radio station host. And she confirms to us that she filed the papers not Gregg as some reports say.

"I filed for divorce," she says. "So Gregg and I are currently divorcing, but it's not final."

So, the divorce has been filed and according to, NeNe has hired her divorce attorney. But ten days after that report on Jan. 13, posted an interview with Gregg saying the couple had put the divorce behind them.

"I think [divorce] has been thrown around so much that I'm over it," he tells the site. "She's over it, and we're just moving on with our life. And we're moving on with our life as best we possibly can and that's old news for the both of us."

That might just be wishful thinking on his part, though. When we spoke to NeNe the day after his interview posted, she was clearly keeping her options open.

"Gregg does not want a divorce," she tells us. "And he's trying to see what he can do to make it work. I don't know if we're going to get back together or we're going to make it final."

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Taylor Armstrong Talks about Her Marriage On "Wendy Williams"

Housewives of Dallas May Be Real or Unreal
Since QC Cong posted Facebook photos of a party at the Fashionistas’ Heidi Dillon’s (pictured) house, keyboards have been pounded to death. Seems the rumor mill is buzzing that it was a gathering of LA producers and likely house fraus for a “Real Housewives of Dallas” television show. One person SOS-ed:

“Is it true there is a Real Housewives of Dallas????? . . .There is some lady (Editor’s note: in the Facebook photos) with GIANT hair (even for Texas) Patty Comu or something.”

Asked about the rumors, Heidi lobbed:

“Nothing is for real until the day comes that you turn on the tv and watch the show. My producers and I are working on developing several shows for various networks.”

When pressed, Heidi coyly continued:

“You’ll just have to watch what happens.”

That Heidi knows how to play the situation like Jerry Jones knows how to cut a deal.
I guess Dallas would make sense for another 'Housewives' show, but so too would Chicago, Denver or even St. Louis if they're thinking Midwest.

Kelsey Grammer Walks The Dogs With Fiancee Hours After Marriage Meltdown Airs On TV
The end of his marriage to Camille Grammer was played out in front of the cameras on Thursday night's finale of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

But Kelsey Grammer appeared to be putting it all behind him as he stepped out in New York yesterday with fiancée Kayte Walsh.

The 55-year-old was walking the dog with Kayte, 29, who was wrapped up warmly against the cold in a brown poncho and black hat.

And it's clear the actor is as smitten as ever with his new love, who he was already involved with while filming the reality show with estranged wife Camille, 42.

The Frasier star is expected to make a wedding announcement soon, according to TMZ.

A source close to Grammer says he wants to get married to former flight attendant Kayte at the end of February, as his play La Cage Aux Folles ends on February 13.

But this will only happen if the judge in his divorce case ends his marriage to Camille on Wednesday.
"Smitten" is one thing but really what's the rush to get get married again so quick? It's like Kelsey just found out he only has a few years left on earth or something. Unless there's more to the story I don't get it.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Kim Richards Checks Into Rehab After Brawl On Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills
Paris Hilton's aunts Kyle and Kim Richards got into a vicious fight in a limo on Thursday's season finale of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which ultimately resulted in a shocking end -- Kim checking into rehab!

The skirmish began during castmate Taylor Armstrong's birthday bash, where a tipsy and teary Kim told off Taylor, Kyle and Lisa VanderPump-Todd before retreating into a limo, where Adrienne Maloof-Nassif tried to calm her nerves to no avail.

When Kyle caught up to Kim, she called her an delusional and demented alcoholic, adding, "mom had to die and leave this on my shoulders... we are done.

"You're on your own now Kim!" Kyle told her sister, who subsequently checked into rehab after the blowout.
Now that it's proven that Kim's an alcoholic, here's a question: what was she doing on RHOBH in the first place? All season long Kim seemed like the odd girl out and her lifestyle alone clearly didn't fit in with the other 'housewives'. Plus so many times, whether it was seeing Kyle bully her around or just watching Kim watching Kim battling loneliness, you couldn't help but feel sorry for her--makes you think Kyle pushed her into doing the show because she couldn't have wanted to do it on her own. I don't know, maybe we'll find out on the reunion.

RELATED: Kim Richards Family Troubles

Camille Grammer: Kayte Walsh Destroyed My Family
After returning home from her ill-fated meeting with Kelsey Grammer last summer, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer says she "felt sick to my stomach" after the Frasier star, 55, abruptly ended their 13-year marriage.

"When we got back from the Tonys, he laid down next to me and he put his arm around me," she tells her friend D.D. while fighting back tears. "He snuck out as soon as I went to sleep."

(At the time of filming, Camille, 42, did not yet know the identity of Kelsey's mistress, British flight attendant Kayte Walsh.)

"Who is this woman?" she asks. "Does she not know that she's destroying a family? She's destroying my children. They're going to be just devastated without their dad."

RUMOR: NeNe Leakes' Husband Greg Gets Into Fistfight With Her New Boyfriend

It's MediaTakeout that's reporting this so take it with a huge grain of salt:
Here's a breaking report, sent in by an MTO spy:
Just seen NeNe Leakes of Atlanta Housewives with [a man who looked like] NFL football player, Charles Grant outside a 24-hour supermarket just minutes after 1:00AM in Alpharetta, GA.

While [the man] and NeNe's husband, Greg, wrestled for what seemed to be car keys. The altercation lasted about 10 minutes but was stopped by an officer in a private security vehicle. NeNe Leakes left the scene as a passenger in what appeared to be [the new BF's] vehicle.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bethenny Frankel Heads to Genesee
Author, chef and reality-TV star Bethenny Frankel, who began as a contestant on “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart” and became the breakout star of “Real Housewives of New York City,” is taking her act on the road.

Prior to starting a new season on Bravo with “Bethenny Ever After” in February, Frankel has launched an 11-date tour — “Skinnygirl Night Out: A Conversation with Bethenny Frankel” — that began Jan. 13 in Lowell, Mass., and includes a Midwest swing that stops at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan on Jan. 28 (8 p.m.; tickets priced at $78, $40.50 and $32.50).

“Come hear Bethenny speak as she travels across the country,” reads the tour information from her official Web site, “She will share secrets for fitting healthy living into her packed schedule, as well as how she balances life as an entrepreneur, author, television star, new wife and mom. She will tell stories with her signature wit (and share) recipes she loves to prepare.”

Supermodel Iman Giving Career Tips To NeNe Leakes
It's not the most obvious of partnerships!

Former supermodel Iman has been giving Real Housewives Of Atlanta star, NeNe Leakes tips about how to brand herself with her own make-up and clothing line, can exclusively reveal.

NeNe and David Bowie's wife appeared on Watch What Happens Live Wednesday night to talk about the Golden Globes fashion.

And the famous supermodel turned TV host -- who has made a fortune out of her own make-up line -- has encouraged NeNe to strike out on her own too.

The Somalia born beauty's make-up line, Iman Cosmetics, is a $25 million a year business and specializes in making products for ethnic women.

The source revealed: "At present NeNe does not know if she will return for the new series of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta and is trying to negotiate better terms.

"She wants to market herself as a brand by bringing-out her own make-up and clothing line because she thinks a lot of black women would buy her products.

"Iman is very experienced in this area and she was happy to give NeNe a few pointers in this area and she was really appreciative of the advice."

Teresa Giudice Will Greet Morris County Fans at Appearance
Montville housewife Teresa Giudice will make a Morris County appearance next week to promote her book.

Giudice will appear at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29 at Mendham Books to sign copies of "Skinny Italian." In the book, the hot-tempered 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' cast member offers healthful advice, mouthwatering recipes and a dash of behind-the-scenes gossip, according to a press release from Mendham Books.

Mendham Books suggests fans arrive 20 minutes early to the event. The bookstore is located at 84 East Main Street.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion Shocker: "Do You Have a Drinking Problem?"
Oh damn. If you've paid any attention at all to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this season, you're going to want to watch the new reunion-show promo, because it looks like things get ugly.

There's the usual Camille Grammer-Kyle Richards-Kim Richards-Taylor Armstrong quadrangle of bitchery, of course, but let's just cut to the money moment, which is when Andy Cohen asks Kim Richards, "Do you have a drinking problem?"

Damn! To say this looks like it's going to be good is an understatement.

NeNe Leakes "Embarrassed" By Housewives Screaming Match With Kim Zolciak
She may not have minced words during Sunday's volatile tour bus blow-up with Kim Zolciak, but days later, Real Housewives' NeNe Leakes admits she's embarrassed by her actions.

"It's an embarrassing thing to see as a mother and as an adult," Leakes tells "I apologize to my viewers and fans, and to my children and family and friends who love and care about me. ...I apologize to them for them having to see me stoop to such a trashy level. When you fool with trash, it can get all over you."

Leakes and the pregnant Zolciak got heated on the Real Housewives of Atlanta episode during a confrontation over the way Zolciak treated her longtime assistant, Sweetie Hughes.

The pair's latest altercation comes a year and a half after Zolciak filed a police report against Leakes, alleging that her Bravo reality costar "strangled" her.

So why did Leakes choose to get so fired up this time around?

"I got up out of my seat because I feel like Kim is a child," she says. "I feel like you need to get up, like you would do for your child, get down to their level, look them dead in the eye, and say, 'I'm not playing with you. I am dead serious. You need to shut your mouth now.' That's what I feel she needs. It's almost like you need to wake that b---- up. My intentions were to get in her face and let her know, 'Listen, don't play with me. I've had it.'"

On the heels of her dust-up with Zolciak, the star tells she isn't even entertaining the idea of a fourth season.

"Right now, I'm just not interested. I don't know if I would change my mind later," Leakes, who will appear as a contestant on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice in March, says. "With everything going on in my life, I can't work with a bunch of women who are non-supportive. I can't work with a bunch of women who don't support one another. I just can't work like that anymore. For my own sanity."
NeNe will leave RHOA someday, but not because of Kim Zolciak--much better to do so on your own terms than let a witch like Kim win.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Kyle Richards To Be On Paris Hilton's New Show?

Simon van Kempen Gets His Own Spinoff (Web) Show
When we caught up with Alex McCord last week at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, she told us that not only is "The Real Housewives of New York" still shooting down to the wire as its Feb. 15 premiere approaches, but Bravo has put her husband, Simon van Kempen to work, too.

"In addition to the season premiere," Alex tells Zap2it. "Simon is shooting his own webisodes for A web spinoff, which is phenomenal. That's going to be on the website the same time the show's airing."

She adds, "Literally, he's been shooting while I've been here."

It's so hot off the presses, it doesn't have a title yet! Premiering the same day as "The Real Housewives of New York," Simon tells that the web series will focus on his everyday life outside of his wife's show from "shopping, cooking, accidentally injuring myself and attempting to overcome one of life's toughest afflictions."

"I'm delighted to get a mini spinoff from 'Housewives,'" Simon tells the site. "And so glad I didn't have to get pregnant or married to do so! Seriously, Alex, the boys and I have a lot of fun living in Brooklyn, and these webisodes give viewers a chance to see all four of us away from the drama of 'Housewives.'"

Kandi Burruss's Real Housewives Confessions
When it comes to the entire Real Housewives franchise, there's only one REAL singer: Kandi Burress, a former member of Jermaine Dupri-produced '90s girl group, Xscape (one of my favorites! Remember this one?)

I recently caught up with the sassy single mother, 34, to talk about her second solo CD, Kandi Koated (out now) -- plus, behind-the-scenes dish such as her real thoughts on "Tardy For The Party," the surprise dance hit she penned for co-star Kim Zolciak! I've been listening to Kandi Koated a little bit and love it. It has a lot of the old Xscape sound to it.

Kandi Burress: That was on purpose.

US: It's a little different than "Fly Above," which was on the EP. So what did you try to do differently with this from the EP?

KB: I wanted it to be a real hot R&B album -- no borderline pop, borderline this, borderline that. So what I thought about was my favorite time in R&B, which of course was the Xscape era. I really wanted to give people all new songs, and songs that I kept, like "Fly Above," because I feel like it's such an uplifting, inspirational record.

US: And "I Just Know," right?

KB: Yes. "I Just Know" is such a beautiful ballad, and also one of the songs that was inspired by my relationship with AJ when we were together, so I decided to use it.

US: Right, that song came after the whole AJ tragedy, but how did that shape this? There's a lot of hopeful songs about love, too.

KB: This album, isn't just about my relationship with him -- it's about finding love, having love, losing love, and getting it back again. I wrote that song right after AJ and I broke up before he passed. But it was after he passed that I really felt the lyrics even more.

US: Which leads me to ask: Are you seeing anyone now, or what's going on? Have you found someone?

KB: Yeah, I'm dating.

US: Just dating around or is there one person?

KB: One person right now, but it's not an official relationship.

US: Anybody famous?

KB: Not at all. (Laughs)

US: Recently on the show you were preparing this tour with Kim. Did that tour ever happen?

KB: Yes, it did. We did three cities: Charlotte, Miami, and Orlando.

US: And what was that like?

KB: The performances were cool. Being on the tour bus together 24/7 was interesting. (Laughs)

US: Why, what happened? Were there wigs everywhere?

KB: Well, there's just a lot of energy with her and NeNe. NeNe ended up joining us from Orlando to Miami, and then all hell broke loose. I can't tell you any more than that.

US: A lot of people say that you're the brains behind the whole Kim phenomenon, and that she's not serious. What do you think? And also, do you think it tarnishes your reputation? She's not the greatest singer, let's admit it.

KB: Honestly, she may not be the greatest singer, but everybody loved the song "Tardy for the Party." So that has to say something good on my part. Now, as far as Kim is concerned, I think that she's just having fun. In her mind I feel that she really does feel that she's a singer.

US: Do you think that she takes herself seriously?

KB: No, that's what I'm saying, I think she just does it for fun. It's fun for her.
I think that Kandi hits it on the nail here. "Tardy for the Party" is just fun for Kim. The song works with the 'Housewives''s gay base and allows for Kim to pretend like she's a diva--whether you hate Kim or not, one can't deny that she fell face first into a hit single and clearly NeNe's a little jealous of that. Either way Kim (and her legion of fans) still needs to give more credit to Kandi for being the brains behind the whole operation.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Stacie Turner Reunites With Nigerian Father After 42 Years
Arik Air, West Africa’s largest commercial carrier, on Tuesday ensured the American TV star, Stacie Turner of Real Housewives of DC’s will reunite with her Nigerian birth father. Stacie and her husband, in company with a large entourage, touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos Tuesday afternoon aboard Arik Air’s nonstop flight from New York JFK.

On her experience aboard Arik Air flight from New York to Lagos, Stacie said: “Arik Air is my new favourite airline! I’ve never seen a cabin like that, it’s wonderful”.

Stacie, the only African-American woman cast on the runaway hit reality TV series in Washington DC, recently discovered that her birth parents are Caucasian and Nigerian. It was only after discovering her medical history that she embarked on a journey to find her biological parents. Speaking about her family Stacie said, “I am overwhelmed and thrilled to find a welcoming family in Nigeria–my birthfather, 10 siblings and a huge extended family — who I plan to meet now.”

The Real Housewives of DC star who arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport with a large entourage including an official of the Nigerian Embassy in USA was all smiles on arrival in her native country and could not hide her appreciation to Arik Air for making the historic trip possible.

“I’m really excited about the prospect of meeting my birth father for the first time and it’s going to be an exciting time when I get to Mbaitoli (near Owerri) where he resides,” Stacie stated as she walked her way down to the arrival hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos this afternoon.

Full Bus Fight Between NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak

I've finally come to realize that NeNe likes Kim because she reminds of her ghetto self. But for the same reasons NeNe hates her guts too.

Kelsey Grammer's Secret Life -- Crossdressing Is Just The Start!
Camille Grammer stopped just short of publicly saying that her husband Kelsey likes to wear women's clothes, but not only is it true, it's just one of many shocking secrets the 5-time Emmy Award winning actor has been hiding for years, has learned exclusively.

Kelsey has dressed up in lingerie and high heels for his sex life, and once took photos that displayed some of his other unusual proclivities and those photos ended up being seen by the media, we've learned.

Kelsey dumped Camille and is now engaged to Kayte Walsh. And while there is a fortune of $120 million at stake in Kelsey and Camille's split, the former Frasier star may also lose some of the secrets he's shared only with Camille and other women.

Camille has the ability to write a tell-all book about Kelsey, and if she does, she'll have plenty of material we've learned.

"It's absolutely true that Kelsey wears women's underwear, and lingerie," a source told "Camille never understood why he did. However, that is just the tip of the iceberg of what she knows about Kelsey.
Add this to the 'Some things are best left a secret' file.

It Looks Like Sonja Morgan Could Be Dating Her ‘Manny’ Brian Farrell
Sonja might be dropping her role as the single gal on the upcoming fourth season of ‘The Real Housewives of NYC!’

Has Sonja Morgan finally found love? The Real Housewives of New York City star was spotted Jan. 13 at the Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, Calif., where she attended the NBC Universal all-star party — but she wasn’t alone. An eyewitness saw Sonja in the lobby, at breakfast and by the pool with her daughter AND her manny, hottie Brian Farrell!

“This looked too hot to be just a friendship,” the source tells exclusively.

But when asked if Brian is her new man, Sonja coyly responded, “You know Brian — he’s my trusted artist friend, as seen on the show.”

As any RHONY fan would know, Sonja joined the cast for season three and has maintained the role of the fun and flirty single girl that never settled in a serious relationship during the past season. But it looks like her role may be shifting!

Could Sonja’s possible interest in Brian be a plot point in the upcoming fourth season of The Real Housewives of New York City? We’ll just have to wait and see when the show premieres Feb. 15 on Bravo!

Also, be sure to keep an eye out for Sonja’s lifestyle/cookbook that will be coming out soon!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Lisa Vanderpump Does Not Want To See Camille Grammer Leave ‘Real Housewives!’
Everyone’s favorite Beverly Hills cast member says there is still no word on a second season, but she doesn’t want the cast to change!

Camille Grammer may still be debating whether or not she should return for a second season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but costar Lisa Vanderpump does not want to see her go! Lisa was at the Access Hollywood “Stuff You Must” Lounge Jan. 15 and said of a second season, “We haven’t been picked up yet, but if we do I hope that the cast stays the same. It’s been such a brilliant season, our ratings have been fantastic.”

Lisa was on hand checking out the goodies at the lounge with cast mate Taylor Armstrong, who walked around sipping a Slim Fast and joined Lisa for a game of Uno.

As for her portrayal on the show, Lisa seems quite content with the treatment she has been receiving and has no regrets. “Occasionally I’ll say things but not really. I mean, I think it’s life. I was always of the mind that I was going to be honest. Sometimes it’s emotional, the fights between the girls – I sit in the middle, my character is very much the peacemaker. But no, I have no regrets. Even though it’s an emotional journey, I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

NeNe Leakes Isn't Interested In Returning Next Season
Andy Cohen is going to have a lot to talk to "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star, NeNe Leakes, about when she appears on his talk show, "Watch What Happens: Live" on Sunday (Jan. 16) evening.

They just finished shooting the reunion special last Wednesday and NeNe's finally able to talk about being on Season 4 of "The Celebrity Apprentice." But when it comes to the next season of the Bravo reality series, NeNe dropped a bomb on us.

"I'm not really interested in joining the next season," NeNe tells Zap2it. "I'm just not really interested right now."

Bam! She said that just as our conversation came to a close. So, other than saying her desire to leave the series has nothing to do with her feud with cast mate, Kim Zolciak, she was unable to tell us why she doesn't feel like returning for another season. So, we do hope Andy gets the rest of the scoop on Sunday night's show.

Maybe... "The Celebrity Apprentice" awakened her entrepreneurial spirit? NeNe told us she wants to focus on being an independent woman: She's currently working on a shoe line, a handbag line, her local Atlanta talk segment and a desire to go behind-the-scenes producing radio and TV shows.
Listen, while I'm sure that all 'Housewives' have to exit stage left at some point...I'm willing to bet the house that NeNe returns to RHOA for a 4th season. Her ego wouldn't allow her to leave just yet.

‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ Trailer: Sonja Is ‘A Thug In A Cocktail Dress!’
The ladies are back for more catfights on season four!

Season four of The Real Housewives of New York City is premiering on February 15, and Bravo is making sure we’re prepared for the drama!

The trailer doesn’t show too much, but we do get a glimpse of the ladies back to their typical routine of drinking poolside and courting drama. Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, and Sonja Morgan all return, along with brand new cast member Cindy Barshop.

The biggest infighting is between Alex and Sonja, the latter of whom kicks Alex out of her house in a blaze of anger. This inspires the best line of the trailer, where Alex refers to Sonja as “a thug in a cocktail dress.”

Even though Bethenny Frankel won’t be around to join in the fun, there will be more than enough scandal to go around — and when the cast heads to Morocco, you know that there will be MAJOR catfights!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Can Camille Grammer Really Put a Stop to Kelsey's February Wedding?
Camille Grammer's attempt to throw a wrench in her divorce proceedings may not land with much impact.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star filed a motion Thursday opposing estranged hubby Kelsey Grammer's request to finalize their divorce ASAP and let them figure out the division of their assets and their child custody issues later.

Well, the pen is mightier than the sword, right?

Not so much, in this case.

Camille probably won't be able to foil Kelsey's plan to take a fourth wife next month, a plan he revealed Thursday on The Late Show With David Letterman, when he encouraged Dave to be "pleased for the new developments" in his life.

Family lawyer Lynn Soodik exclusively tells E! News that Camille will probably not be successful in preventing Kelsey from getting a divorce granted by February. In California, divorces can be finalized six months after the initial filing, meaning Camille's July 1 filing is just a divorce waiting to happen.

"She can make it difficult but she can't prevent it," Soodik said. "They can either agree to do it amicably or they can duke it out in court. She can't stop it but she can get some conditions. He definitely has the money so he can show that she won't be harmed by the granting of the bifurcation."

While Camille's motives might appear to be spiteful, Soodik said, it could just be evidence that the former dancer wants to protect her financial situation after such a long marriage. Since she and Kelsey were married for almost 13 years, Camille is eligible to receive spousal support for life, she added.