Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Adriana De Moura Dishes on Season 2 Of Real Housewives of Miami
Basel, we have liftoff. Adriana De Moura is known as a reality star by many. But the Real Housewives of Miami cast member is also a great lover of art.

De Moura will be front and center Wednesday evening, curating a cocktail reception at Miami Art Space in Wynwood. The exhibit, headlined by Brazilian free-form photographer Henrique Souza, will open to the public Thursday through Sunday.

“In my taste he’s a very good emerging artist,’’ says De Moura, who has a gallery in Coral Gables that will soon relocate to the Design District. “He has a very distinctive way of capturing images, a very dreamy, ethereal style, embracing elements of nature.’’

De Moura is gearing up for a season 2 of the Bravo nighttime soap opera (c’mon, that’s what it is). Filming should begin within about six weeks for her, along with PR big Marysol Patton, Venue magazine editor Alexia Echevarria and socialite Lea Black. The cast is now minus two cast members.

“ Larsa [Pippen] and Cristy [Rice]’’ are out,’’ De Moura confirms. “Producers didn’t want this to go in a Basketball Wives direction. We’ll portray Miami the way it should be portrayed.’’

One topic that won’t be covered: Alexia’s son Frankie being involved in a serious accident. The teen is still recovering in an Atlanta facility.

“Hopefully soon she can resume her normal life,’’ DeMoura says of her friend. “We wouldn’t film something so private. The show is superficial, silly, just an escape.’’

As for the identities of the new Miami housewives: no clue.

“It’s so funny, when we aired, everyone said, ‘Oh that show is so bad. I don’t even watch it,’ Adriana says. “But when they were casting, all of a sudden — I’m not going to mention names — but now half of Miami wants to be in it.’’

Part of the problem, she explains, is that Bravo never meant for season 1 to be part of the Real Housewives franchise. It was set as a Miami Social knockoff but got switched up in the editing process.

“That’s why we had shorter episodes and all that foolishness,’’ she says. “Now we’re hoping to beat Beverly Hills!’’

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Kim Zolciak and Assistant Sweetie are Done
Remember last season on The Real Housewives of Atlanta when Kim Zolciak yelled "Sweeeeetieeeeee" really loudly in her home, on a tour bus and well, just about anywhere? Turns out, you may not hear that as much anymore, because Sweetie is no longer working for Kim anymore according to a recent tweet.

After a fan reportedly asked Sweetie if she's no longer worked for Kim, she tweeted back, "yes, it's true," indicating that she is no longer offering assistance to Kim Zolciak. She didn't elaborate on the matter. And Kim didn't respond to the conversation on Twitter, which opens up for the discussion that something may have happened between the two.

On the current season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Sweetie is still working for Kim Zolciak so either they just decided to end the working relationship behind the cameras or something dramatic happened near the end of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Did Kim's new husband and baby take Sweetie's spot in Kim's life? All Sweetie did was run errands for Kim and entertain her when she needed someone there, but now that Kim is a wife and a new mother, Kim may be doing all of the work herself. Perhaps Kroy's presence in her life made Kim realize that an assistant may not have been necessary.
RELATED: Kim Zolciak explains absence at Kandi's party

Cindy Barshop Closes Her Business

Forgive me for having some delight when I came upon this news, but the truth is that I never liked this woman:
Cindy Barshop has shaved plans to expand her Completely Bare hair removal spas after being axed from Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York.”

Sources say Barshop spent a fortune launching a series of “pop-up” spa locations to capitalize on her reality TV stardom. But in the last month, two Manhattan locations have closed, as well as a spa in Beverly Hills and one in Atlanta.

Barshop was cut from “Housewives” this season, along with Jill Zarin, Alex McCord and Kelly Bensimon.

“[Cindy] made a lot of financial investments into the salon when she signed on for ‘Housewives,’ ” a source said. “But when she left, she didn’t have the platform.”

But Barshop told us the closed locations were smaller shops she intended to keep open for a year. And the Rock Center address was shuttered because Equinox took over the spot.

“They didn’t close because we’re in financial distress,” she told us, adding she’s planning a 5,000-square-foot, $1.5 million location in Roslyn, LI. And she’s in talks with networks for a new reality series centered around Completely Bare.
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Kyle Richards Talks Situation With Taylor Armstrong and Lisa Vanderpump
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards is speaking out about the recent drama on the show involving her costar and friend Taylor Armstrong.

In her latest blog with Bravo, Kyle reveals the situation/confrontation involving Taylor was “very difficult” because no one wanted to put her in harm’s way.

First Kyle reveals her reasons for not defending pal Lisa Vanderpump, though she wouldn’t have needed to defend Lisa had she not been talking smack about Lisa with Taylor to begin with! Kyle wrote: “Although, Lisa wanted me to step in more, we were okay. I honestly did not want to be involved in another argument. I was still recovering from Game Night. The last thing I wanted to do was get in the middle of someone else’s fight.”

Kyle then sort of makes excuses for her comment about Lisa ‘preying on the weak.’ She writes, “In the episode when I had my séance, Taylor came over to my house to say she was upset with Lisa. We had a conversation on my bed where she told me that she was “scared of Lisa” and that she was intimidated by her. I have never felt that way about Lisa, but I am a strong person. I told her she should be stronger with Lisa. I said “maybe she preys on weak people.” I think that “prey” was too strong of a word. That conversation wasn’t about Lisa. I was trying to help Taylor be a stronger person in general, to have her speak up for herself — in all areas of her life. I know it bothered Lisa that I said that, and I do feel bad about that. I am not premeditated in what I am going to say. That means there will be times I regret saying certain things.”

Kyle also touched on Taylor’s confrontation turned intervention: “Later Adrienne, Camille, and I had dinner and discussed the tea party . I know Camille was worried that Taylor was upset with her. Camille spoke the truth. Taylor was obviously concerned because it was put out in the open. However, sometimes people say things in the heat of the moment. Emotions were running high. This situation is very difficult and none of us wanted to hurt her or put her in harm’s way. Later, I told Taylor later that Camille was just saying what Taylor had told all of us.”

In a new interview with Wetpaint, Kyle revealed her sister Kim Richards is still dating and living with her boyfriend, Ken Blumenfeld. When asked about Kim’s relationship, Kyle says disapprovingly, “They are still living together and I haven’t been over there.”

Alexis Bellino Had A Nose Job
Notice anything different?

Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino has changed her appearance, and has confirmed that she went under the knife to achieve her new look -- undergoing rhinoplasty.

“Most people don’t even know I had a nose job,” the 34-year-old blonde housewife said. ”They notice something [new] about me. It’s perked up my face,” she told The Orange County Register.

She had the surgery on October 17, and said it was more than just cosmetic – she’d suffered for years with sinus infections but decided that while she was having the operation she’d have the bump fixed that she got when her nose was broken when she was six.

Bellino, who has had breast implants, Botox and lip injections, said she was in tears before the surgery.

“Anything to my face I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t take the plunge. I did not want to go under the knife,” she said.

Dr. Michael Niccole of Corona del Mar performed the surgery, and described what she wanted fixed. ”She asked me if I could make the tip a little more defined and also file down her bump.”

So how does it look?

“It’s just perfect,” Dr. Niccole said.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Kim Zolciak Disses Cynthia Bailey! Plus Did Sheree Whitfield Lie About Building Her Home?
Oh these Atlanta ladies! In the latest round of Southern Hostility, Kim Zolciak is flinging every insult she can find at Cynthia Bailey! Girl must really be sipping on the margaritas as of late, because she is having some trouble keeping her comments to herself!

Kim’s, I mean, Kroy Biermann’s, ostentatious (re: tacky) baby shower may have been months ago, but she is still fighting mad at Cynthia and her husband, Peter Thomas for showing up over four-hours late and causing a scene with Phaedra Parks‘ husband, Apollo Nida! Oh, and for failing to give her a shower gift! I mean Kim was only registered for Louis Vuitton changing pad covers and diamond encrusted pacifiers – why is Cynthia so cheap?!

Taking to her Bravo blog, the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star speaks out about Peter’s behavior and blames Cynthia for not keeping her man in check! “The fact that Cynthia and Peter came twenty minutes before it was over, without a gift, and then Peter started some ridiculous fight was more of an insult than not showing up at all… It’s obvious Peter had an ulterior motive walking in there, because he said, ‘I hope we don’t get kicked out.’”

“I’m not mad at Apollo, because he was defending his wife. I would want Kroy to do the same for me,” Kim continues. “But Peter took the whole argument to another level and as a wife, Cynthia should have kept her man in check!”

“But if you haven’t noticed, Cynthia doesn’t speak unless she has permission from NeNe [Leakes] so it came as no surprise that she didn’t say anything to Peter.” Wow! “I certainly will not be inviting Peter or Cynthia to anything else,” Kim “Side Boob” Biermann added.

Kim didn’t stop there; she continued her onslaught through Twitter! “My baby shower was beautiful and then Peter shows up and causes a mess!!” she snapped. “Apollo really did hold his composure as long as he cud! He was defending his wife!”

Then, she called Cynthia boring and boasted about having the hottest hubby! Really, Kim – anyone else remember how “hot” Big Poppa was? “Ughh Cynthia….. Boring snoozefest!! I have the hottest househubby for sure!!!!!! #jealous” Kim commented, referring to last week’s WWHL poll questioning who is the hottest man in the ATL. “Hell yes Apollo and @biermann71 tied for hottest house hubby! No doubt @PhaedraParks and I r lucky!!”

As for Cynthia’s allegation that Kim actually didn’t get a wedding present, Kim claims that’s not true. She retaliated with a tweet slamming Cynthia and calling her a liar! “Cynthia is full of sh*t Kroy & I gave her card w/ cash 4 her wedding! We knew she was having financial problems so we figured she could use the $ instead of purchasing something she didn’t need!” Well, if Cynthia is so “poor” maybe Kim shouldn’t have expected a baby gift from her?

After basically insulting Cynthia on all levels and keeping it classy (cause that’s how Kim rolls), Kim did admit that both Peter and Apollo apologized for their behavior. “Wish ya all got to see everything that happened but that wud b hrs worth!” she explained. “For the record Peter did apologize as did Apollo!! We still had a good time!” Oh, well then were all the rude comments necessary, NeNe? Oh, whoops I meant Kim!

Cynthia, who was a guest on Wendy Williams this Wednesday, did not respond to Kim’s comments but Tweeted: “Never mind who is against you, just focus on who is with u.” On her own Bravo blog, Cynthia praised Kim’s shower and the relationship Kroy has with her daughters. She also reiterated that she was tardy for the party due to work!

Although Cynthia does confront present-gate! “Kim said I did not bring a present. I brought her the exact same present that she brought me to my wedding. Nothing. It took me hours to pick it out, and it was perfect.”
RELATED: Sheree Whitfield Builds Home in Sandy Springs (or does she?)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Lisa Vanderpump Says She “Expected Too Much” From ‘Disloyal’ Kyle Richards, Regrets Defending Her Against Brandi
Last season on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, costars Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards appeared to be very close BFFs and were almost inseparable. So when this season came along, many wondered what happened to their bond as Kyle acted differently towards Lisa, badmouthing her to Taylor Armstrong, and even accusing Lisa of “preying on the weak.”

Well it appears Lisa is now pondering what happened to that close friendship she once shared with Kyle as well. In her latest Bravo blog, Lisa finally touches on the Kyle issue and she doesn’t mince her words.

Lisa makes it clear she expected loyalty from Kyle and the others during Taylor’s high school confrontation, but was surprised she didn’t get that, going on to compare Kyle and the others to “rats deserting a sinking ship.” Ouch. Lisa also reveals she regrets defending Kyle when it came to the drama with Brandi Glanville.

Below are excerpts from Lisa blog -

“I expected too much. Even though you give others support, it is still impossible to assume that you will be rewarded with the same. I learned you can’t expect loyalty to be reciprocated. Take heed. It was like rats deserting a sinking ship. I don’t want anybody to “back me.” If you believe I am right, and many had voiced the same doubts as I over the last year, then speak up. Don’t do as I had mistakenly done, in defending Kyle against Brandi when I did not have an accurate picture of what had really transpired.”

Lisa goes on to reveal she was hurt to hear Kyle confirm she had been talking behind her back to Taylor -

“What did I learn from this humiliating experience, where I was insulted so publicly? I learned to pick my battles, and I realized that the person I was dealing with had greater battles of her own. Was my pride hurt? Yes, of course. Hearing Kyle confirm Taylor’s accusations against me regarding my ego was very hurtful. But it was also enlightening, as previously I had no idea what had been said between the two of them.”

Lisa also hints that while she embraced Taylor, she realizes she was likely being manipulated by her -

“I embraced her, confirming, much to Kyle’s surprise, that it was time to start anew and erase all the negative feelings and many unanswered questions and extend a hand of support to somebody who desperately needed it. I really believed at that time, whether or not, I was being manipulated, that her need to have me as a friend superseded all that I felt and would just continue to feed into her insecurities.”
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‘Real Housewives of New York’ Sneak Peek: Ramona Singer & Sonja Morgan Face Off
Sources close to the show say the former BFFs will both vie for supremacy this season — and Ramona will be the biggest drama queen!

The Real Housewives of New York City is likely returning in spring, and in addition to the recent layoffs, insiders say the real sparks will be between frenemies Ramona Singer & Sonja Morgan!

Ramona and Sonja used to be BFFs, but tensions will drive them apart this season, the New York Daily News reports.

“Everyone was invited [on a recent London trip] but Ramona,” says the source. “[She's getting] the diva-bitch edit this season” — meaning she will be painted as the enemy, turning her against her friend Sonja.

The upside for Ramona? Producers have allowed her to promote her business as well as her Ramona Singer Pinot Grigio.

“Ramona is still a troublemaker,” the source says. “She delivers drama big time.”
RELATED: ‘Real Housewives of New York’ stars forming new alliances and rivalries for upcoming season five

Saturday, November 26, 2011

NeNe Leakes Admits She Chose Fame Over Friendship; Claims She Doesn’t Like Being A Celebrity
Dare I say it, is NeNe Leakes admitting to bad behavior!? NeNe confesses that celebrity (C-List though it may be) isn’t what she expected and that she has unfortunately chosen fame over friendship! Although NeNe believes she had to because her co-stars are jealous of her accomplishments! And regardless of what anyone else thinks, NeNe has big plans to leave Housewives behind for her own talk show!

Speaking to Anderson Cooper, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star explains she had no plans become famous! “I had no idea that being on the ‘Housewives’ show, that we were going to blow [up] the way that we did,” she mused. “If you were with me in a day-to-day situation, I don’t hang out — I’m a real homebody. I don’t like people digging into my personal life,” NeNe claimed. “I don’t see those girls outside of the camera rolling. I don’t hang out with them or anything,” she asserted. Does that mean Cynthia Bailey is only a made-for-TV friend? Based on Peter Thomas‘ latest interview, I’m guessing no!

She also admitted to drunk-dialing the Silver Fox. Put down the Chardonnay, Ms. Leakes, it will only lead to bad things! “So I’m doing a newscast one night, and my phone rings and I look down and I don’t recognize the number, and I don’t answer,” Anderson relayed. “During a commercial break, I check it and it’s NeNe Leakes drunk-dialing me from the back of a limo yelling ‘Don’t be tardy to the party’!” Ok – that’s a pretty fabulous side-effect of fame; having AC’s cell phone and the cajones to drunk dial him!

While NeNe was there to promote her “I’m Very Rich, Bitch” t-shirts and her new wine, Miss Moscato (was her drunk dialing escapade supposed to be an advertisement for the product?) talk was ALLL about the latest RHOA drama. “Celebrity hasn’t gone to my head, but what else can you say? My star is rising, hers is falling,” she snipes about former friend, Sheree Whitfield. “And what do you do? You usually talk about the people that are rising.”

As for her former bestie Kim Zolciak, NeNe reveals they apparently haven’t spoken for “like a year and a half” and although Kim is a “fun girl” as far as rekindling their friendship that’s a “no.” Is anyone else sort of sad that NeNe and Kim are no longer?

In a new interview with Life & Style, NeNe discloses that she definitely chose fame over certain friendships — and she’s ok with that! “It’s very difficult,” NeNe reveals of participating in Housewives. “You can’t trust a lot of people. Your girlfriends all change, and your family is now against you. There’s definitely a cost that comes with fame.”

“I have never experienced so much hate, so much negativity,” she complains of her co-stars reactions to her successes, particularly once she landed a coveted spot on Celebrity Apprentice. “I’ve got a lot of shine and had things happen for me, and they’re definitely jealous.”

Did Brandi Glanville Lie To Get On Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills?
Fans of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are obsessed with the ladies’ conniving ways. So it’s only fitting that Brandi Glanville landed her role on the show by spinning a tall tale, insiders tell Star.

The rumor mill started buzzing back in February, when 39-year-old Brandi was spotted having lunch in Los Angeles with Lisa Vanderpump’s houseguest-turned-archenemy, Cedric Martinez.

“He’s my best gay friend!” Brandi proudly announced to reporters on the scene at the time. “I’ve known him for 16 years. We modeled together in Milan and Paris and London back in the day.”

However, a source close to Brandi confirms that it was all a big fat lie! “Bravo bigwigs set the meeting up to see if Brandi and Cedric would bond and if she could prove a worthy opponent for Lisa,” an insider reveals.

“Brandi came up with the story of their ‘friendship’ over lunch, hoping it would land her on the show.”

Says the source, “It obviously worked! And it really makes you question how much else she’s lied about over the years.”

Friday, November 25, 2011

Vicki Gunvalson’s Daughter Briana Wolfsmith Is Married, Elopes In Las Vegas!
Real Housewives of Orange County star Briana Wolfsmith has officially become Briana Culberson.

While Briana’s mom Vicki Gunvalson announced her engagement November 3 via Twitter, a source confirms to Reality Tea that Briana, a 24-year-old nurse, has actually eloped and gotten married in Las Vegas!

Briana’s new husband is Ryan Culberson, a military man and a North Carolina native. As of the moment, there is no word yet on how long they’ve dated or known each other. It’s presumably less than a year as Vicki was still trying to set her daughter up on the last season of the RHOC. Our source tells us they met at a bar.

Our source also adds that Ryan, a Marine, has been previously married before and is actually recently divorced — having ended his marriage at the end of 2010.

No word yet on how Vicki feels about her daughter eloping though we will likely find out on the upcoming season of the RHOC — which is currently filming.

Congrats to Briana!

In other OC news, Vicki recently posted some new photos to her facebook page of herself and her costars plus boyfriend Brooks Ayers. Those are below!

Cynthia Bailey's Husband Peter Thomas Speaks Out Again
Cynthia Bailey’s other half Peter Thomas isn’t known to hold his tongue. Last season when the couple showed up on the The Real Housewives of Atlanta, it didn’t take long for Peter to make an impression. Becoming man and wife hasn’t dimmed the fiery Jamaican’s flame either. Sunday night’s episode, where he clashed with Apollo and had choice words for Sheree at Kim and Kroy’s baby shower, proved that. And, judging by the previews for the next episode, Peter has a lot more fireworks in store.

UPTOWN caught up with Peter, who is a part of the fam, and he dished about his castmates, why UPTOWN Restaurant and Lounge failed, his latest venture bar One, whether any of his kids will be on the show and his love for his wife Cynthia.

On clashing with Apollo:

What people see is what it is. I don’t really know Apollo. Apollo felt like he was defending his wife [regarding] the UPTOWN article that I did . . . the article wasn’t about them. The article was about how I felt about what my wife said and what people were saying about, you know, UPTOWN Restaurant and Lounge and that she gave me money to do it and I wanted to set the record straight by saying yes she made a contribution but I didn’t take her wallet to do it.

The real problem with Sheree:

She talks about everybody f****ed up all the time, especially my wife. She said my wife is spineless. She said my wife has no backbone. She said my wife follows around NeNe like some little puppy. She says a lot of really f****ed up things and my wife is too much of a classy chick to even go in on that so, when they ask me what I think, because me and my wife is one, I’m gone say how I feel. She thinks she’s cute but I don’t think she’s cute. If she thinks she’s cute, then that’s on her. It’s like when I watched [the show Sunday] night and she said ‘well, I know I’m cute’ and my answer was ‘really.’ It didn’t change how I feel. But all of that was at the top of the year. I just saw Sheree recently after the Soul Train Awards. She came through to bar One and maybe she forgave me or I forgave her. We don’t know. Let’s see what happens next.

About NeNe and her mouth:

When I say NeNe is loud, it’s because NeNe got a big ass mouth but I love her. I love her to death. I love her. She’s cool as hell. She’s the realest as far as I’m concerned.

About Kim and her mouth:

When I say Kim is crazy as hell, it’s because her mouth is so reckless. All kinds of s**t come out of her mouth. I don’t think they have ever shot Kim without beeping, without beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep, because she talks crazy. That’s how she talks.
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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ramona Singer Talks Business, Happiness & Housewives! Claims Everything She Does On The Show Is “Real”
Before Ramona Singer was blunt to the point of rudeness, pinot-swilling, combatant on Real Housewives of New York she was first and foremost a business woman.

Speaking to, Ramona discussed starting her first business, balancing career and family and, of course, Housewives. Surprisingly this interview is positive, professional and inspiring! Was Pinot the victim of Invasion Of The Body Snatchers?!

Ramona reveals that she started her first business at age 29 after borrowing $70,000 in startup capital from her father. She was so successful she was able to pay him back – with interest – after one month! Say what? Ramona “Foot In Mouth” Singer?

“I was witness of domestic violence growing up. I would constantly ask my mother, ‘Why are you married? Why don’t you leave Dad?’ Her answer to me was always the same, ‘I had no money, I got pregnant, and I have 4 kids, where am I going? Promise me Ramona, you will always make your own money. Become successful in your own right, so God forbid your marriage goes south, you can walk out the door,’” Ramona shares of her tumultuous upbringing.

“That was my message growing up. I have been on my own since 19 years old, and put myself through college.” Despite her father’s abusive behavior he was a successful executive. “I actually think I got my brains from him,” Ramona says. When she approached him with her idea for her first business he was immediately on board. “I had an idea and was looking for a partner with startup capital. My dad said to me, ‘You don’t need any partners in life. How much money do you need?’”

Now as we all know, Ramona owns several businesses hawking everything from skin care to Pinot! “I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur, because I wanted flexibility in my life. I wanted to have it all- motherhood, marriage, career, and owning my own business gave me that flexibility.”

And that’s exactly how she approaches RHONY — as a business opportunity. Oh, really? You don’t say… “As far as the show goes, everything I do on the show is real,” Ramona claims (making me question her behavior even more!). “You can blame editing – yah maybe some highlights are edited, but it’s real, and I’m really me. And that is why I have a strong fan base.”

“I’m not mean spirited. Sometimes I’m unedited, and I do need to filter things, but I am trying to learn to keep my mouth shut a little,” she says laughing. “For me, this season is all about showcasing how you can have it all. I feel very blessed with a great family, and great friends.”

Ramona’s initial motivation for joining Housewives was to promote her business True Faith Jewelry, but the platform allowed her to expand into so many other avenues. And Ramona admits to her, “money is power!” “Money is freedom. I got married at 37 – I didn’t need a man to buy me things or take me on vacations. I married for love and family,” she adds, perhaps taking digs at some of her co-stars past and present for marrying for other reasons.

“You have to constantly reinvent yourself to stay on top,” she advises. And that’s perhaps exactly why she’s so successful on reality TV; she’s able to shift with the tide and follow the drama (which means $$!).

Kyle Richards Reveals Her Holiday Plans: She Won’t Be Going to Kim’s House
With Thanksgiving on our doorstep and Christmas just around the corner, Wetpaint Entertainment was curious about what Beverly Hills Housewife Kyle Richards was up to for the holidays.

Along with being part of one of Hollywood’s highest profile families (her sister is Paris Hilton’s mom, Kathy), Richards has four children and a husband of her own so the holidays are a busy time.

“We take turns (hosting Thanksgiving),” Kyle told Wetpaint Entertainment at Virgin Unite’s Rock the Kasbah event in Hollywood. “Sometimes we go to my house, or Kim’s, sometimes Kathy’s,” she explained.

“We all cook. Kim and I do the turkey, I do the mashed potato. Kathy does her thing.”

When asked if the men of the house chip in, Richard laughed, “The men don’t cook! The only time my husband cooks anything is if it’s barbeque. I think he thinks that it’s manly with all the equipment.”

When it comes to Christmas, Kyle said the sisters have different weather wishes, so they often split up for the big day.

“My sister Kathy always likes to go to Hawaii and be in the sun, I’m more of a mountain and snow person so I like to go skiing,” Richards revealed. “I have Christmas at home and then the next day we take off and to either Aspen or Vail. This year we’re going to Vail because it’s less Hollywood.”

One thing is for sure, Kyle won’t be going over to her sister Kim’s house for the holidays as long as she is living with Ken Blumenfeld.

“They are still living together and I haven’t been over there,” she said, disapprovingly.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bethenny Frankel’s Talk Show In Danger: Not Picked Up By Major Networks
Bethenny Frankel has been the subject of constant controversy as of late; it seems every other day she is embroiled in some sort of issue causing a media tail-spin! Needless to say — it’s been quite a year for diet drink maven and wannabe mogul.

Bethenny has made no secret of her desire to leave reality TV behind in the hopes of landing her own talk show. Recent reports stated Mama Frankel had shot a pilot for her own show, but was having trouble hooking a network even going so far as to hire a coach to soften the abrasive, no-nonsense style that made her famous in the reality world.

The Bethenny Ever After star’s dreams of being the next Oprah were apparently closer than we all thought, as The Hollywood Reporter is revealing NBC was jonesing to pick up some new talk show blood and Bethenny made a short list of contenders that included Survior host Jeff Probst and Ricki Lake (formerly of talks show’s pasts, currently of Dancing With The Stars).

The Hollywood Reporter describes that launching a talk show is a precarious situation for a network with all the competition from already established shows, thus they must carefully weigh who will gain the most traction with viewers nationwide. Basically, a show must stay in a holding tank and be demoed across a variety of markets before it is “cleared” in the “three-quarters of the country” needed to garner a launch. Once it gets a “launch” a network will back it and air the show.

“If NBC stations pass on her Warner Bros. Telepictures’ show, the former Real Housewife of New York could find it difficult to get the clearances she needs to launch despite support from Ellen DeGeneres,” THR explains of Bethenny’s predicament.

Well, unfortunately for Bethenny it seems NBC made the decision to go with Jeff’s show instead, while Ricki’s show is headed for the Tribune group of stations that helped launch Anderson Cooper’s now popular talk show. “This shuffle is probably bad news for Frankel who must now struggle to find enough carriage to make a launch likely,” the article alleges. Currently there is no expected launch for Bethenny’s show as she is still waiting to be picked up by major networks.

Taylor Armstrong Breaks Silence On Drama With Lisa! Camille Grammer Speaks Out
Following last week’s super dramatic episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Taylor Armstrong is breaking the silence on her drama with costar Lisa Vanderpump.

On last week’s episode, Taylor, 40, accused Lisa of mistreating her and refusing her friendship, and no we are not back in elementary school! Things took a turn for the bitchier nastier when Taylor outed her costars for talking smack about Lisa behind her back, while also trying to rile them all up to go against Lisa.

Unfortunately for Taylor, her attempt failed… miserably as the ladies ended up turning the night into an intervention for her regarding her marriage and her claims of physical abuse at the hands of her now deceased husband, Russell Armstrong.

Taylor, who hasn’t blogged all season, took to her Twitter to discuss the drama. First she appeared to be defending her awful behavior when she tweeted: “U didn’t see all the conversations. But, I love [Lisa] and were good.” This was in response to a fan telling her Lisa never said she was not her friend, but rather stated she was not masquerading as her best friend.

Taylor later added: “I was a nut case. Getting healthy,” after a fan accused her of being a nut case. Lisa, who has been rather gracious with the whole ordeal, also retweeted Taylor’s message so it appears all is well between both ladies. Taylor also had a message for her “haters,” tweeting: “I actually feel for the haters. What a waste of a life.”

Meanwhile, Camille Grammer spoke out about last week’s tea party drama, first making it clear she wasn’t a fan of Taylor’s behavior and then expressing regret for revealing Taylor’s abuse claims on camera.

Camille blogged: “The argument should have been just between Lisa and Taylor. If Taylor had any problems with Lisa, I think she should have pulled Lisa aside or took her for tea alone and discussed their issues… Some of Taylor’s stories were inconsistent which led to our confusion. It was a very touchy and difficult subject and so sad and unfortunate. All we really wanted was the best for her and to help without crossing the line.”

Camille continued, “Accusations were flying around the room. I was frustrated because Taylor basically kept accusing us of being liars and talking behind Lisa’s back. When she said nobody is being honest it struck a nerve with me. I thought, ‘OK, you might not think everyone is being honest but who is really being honest? You’re not being honest with yourself. How do we help you because I know we all tried?’ Over the last year and a half we have protected her and helped her. My frustration stemmed from her blaming others when she needed to look inside her own relationship and to also realize that we were there for her. So what I said came out of that frustration.”
RELATED: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap: Pity the Children

Gretchen Rossi Dishes on New Orange County Castmate
There's a brand-new real housewife on the OC block!

When season 7 of Bravo's Real Housewives of Orange County premieres in 2012, the regular cast will be joined by a mysterious new cast member, and as Gretchen Rossi tells Us Weekly, the woman sure had it tough when first entering the OC fray.

"The first party [where we were all together,] we were pretty hard on her," Rossi told Us at Sunday's Rolling Stone AMA after party held at the Rolling Stone Restaurant and Lounge in Los Angeles and sponsored by Lady Foot Locker's VIP Program and Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka. "We just gave her a hard time and every time she said something we'd just be rolling our eyes or doing something, but nothing too harsh. We don't make her go running in her underwear around the street or anything like that!"

Though Rossi and the new wife -- whose identity has yet to be confirmed -- got off to a slow start, Rossi tells Us they're getting along just fine at the moment. "At first I didn't like her, but now I really like her," Rossi says. "As I've gotten to know her the friendship has blossomed. She's blunt and she's very straight forward yet she has a very classic and sophisticated appeal to her. I think the audience is really going to like her."

The new housewife will replace Peggy Tanous, who left the series in October in order to distance herself from the "negative energy of certain cast members."

While Bravo has yet to confirm the identity of the woman set to replace Tanous, various reports speculate the new cast member is Heather Dubrow, a mother of four and the wife of plastic surgeon Terry Dubrow, who appeared on The Swan and Bridalplasty.
RELATED: Gretchen Rossi Hits the Town Without Slade Smiley! Exclusive

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kim Richards' New Boyfriend Ken: Why the "Jury's Still Out"
Is Ken Blumenfeld real househusband material?

On last week's episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kim Richards came clean with sister Kyle about the man she had been secretly seeing for a year and their imminent plans to move in together.

Kyle was visibly shocked and upset by her older sister's mysterious new guy -- whose unsavory past has been popping up online -- but what do the other castmates thinK?

"I had mixed feelings" about Blumenfeld, Paul Maloof, Adrienne Maloof's plastic surgeon hubby, admitted to Us Weekly during a visit to Us' NYC headquarters. "The jury's still out."
RELATED: Kim Richards’ Boyfriend Ken Blumenfeld Criminal History Revealed! Kyle Richards Says She Doesn’t Like Ken

New Jersey Strip Club Manager Says Melissa Gorga Was A Stripper For Less Than A Year
Ai ya ya. The drama definitely never ends for the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Just when you thought the whole Porsche Fashion Show drama and stripper-gate was over, it has now been reopened all thanks to Angelo Vrohidis, who just happens to have been the General Manager for the Lookers strip club in New Jersey for over 13 years.

In what happens to be his first interview since the drama exploded in September, Angelo, former boss of Melissa Gorga, shockingly reveals she was indeed a stripper at his strip club and not a bartender as she has stated in the past. W.O.W.Z.E.R.S.

In the bombshell interview with the blog, Angelo talks Melissa’s alleged stripping past and admits he was at the Porsche Fashion Show, but denies Teresa Giudice had anything to do with his appearance there. Our sources have, however, insisted to us that Teresa was in 0n the plan to expose Melissa.

Below are excerpts from Angelo’s interview -

AllAboutTRH: Was Melissa Gorga a dancer at Lookers, or a bartender like she claims?
Vrohidis: She was a dancer.

AllAboutTRH: How long did she dance for?
Vrohidis: It was less than a year

AllAboutTRH: So you attended the fashion show?
Vrohidis: Correct

AllAboutTRH: Did Teresa Giudice contact you to attend the fashion show?
Vrohidis: No.

AllAboutTRH: So is it true that you went up to Melissa and as soon as she saw you, she ran to the bathroom?
Vrohidis: No, actually, I was at the bar talking to some friends because a lot of my friends were at this event. I began talking to my friend, Mike, and his wife. We all started walking back over to our table. I happened to see Melissa so I walked up to her and said hello. She looked like she recognized me and seemed very, very embarrassed and shocked. I just said hello and briefly had a conversation with her and then sat down. I stayed for a while and then I left.

AllAboutTRH: Were you there when Melissa’s husband came to the event?
Vrohidis: No, I had left. I received a phone call and had to be somewhere else. I had no idea her husband was coming and had no idea any of that stuff was going to happen. It’s not my place to know that.

AllAboutTRH: I heard you had a microphone on you, is that true?
Vrohidis: Yes I did. I was asked to help promote my friend, John’s, salon and I was at the salon while Teresa was getting her hair done. Everyone in the salon had a mic on them.

AllAboutTRH: I heard Teresa was getting blamed for you being there and you were mic’d because Teresa knew that you used to work with Melissa.
Vrohidis: No. I did not know Teresa at all. Teresa knew nothing about this. When she was at the salon getting her hair done, I introduced myself to her and Kim D was there. I said hello and told her, you know I know your sister in law. She used to work for me. And she was very shocked. I never met the girl before in my life. That was my first time.

AllAboutTRH: What did she respond back to you when you told her Melissa danced at lookers? How did she react?
Vrohidis: I don’t want to say too much but she was very defensive of Melissa and said, “Listen don’t talk about my family like that.” She didn’t like the fact that I mentioned that Melissa and I worked together. I apologized to her repeatedly and told her that I had no idea she didn’t know. You know, I would assume she would know this about her sister-in-law. But you’ll see what happens when it airs.

AllAboutTRH: So she didn’t dance for years?
Vrohidis: No. It wasn’t even for a year. I don’t know what she did before that nor do I know what she did after that… My friends from ‘Lookers’ did contact me but there also have been people that I have spoken to who claim Melissa tried contacting people from ‘Lookers’ to tell them to say she was only a bartender, not a dancer.

Vrohidis: I wasn’t out to hurt anyone. I just met the girl (Teresa) at the salon and said to her, I know your sister in law. I didn’t know anything was going to happen. I wasn’t trying to be malicious or hurt anyone. That’s not my intention and I’m just not that kind of person.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl Margarita Line Slammed For Using Inferior Tequila
Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl Margaritas are still under fire, this time for using “lower quality” tequila.

As previously reported, a $10 million class-action lawsuit was filed against Bethenny’s Skinnygirl Margarita company and the parent company Beam Global Spirits, for falsely claiming the drink was “all natural” with “no preservatives.”

In an amended version of the lawsuit, two drinkers of Skinnygirl claim that the tequila used is “a lower quality and purity tequila by-product called mixto – essentially a mash of tequila and some unknown additives (rarely organic) which may comprise as much as 49 percent of the final mixed liquor,” according to the NY Post.

The ex-Real Housewives of New York City star has said her margarita has only two ingredients: agave nectar and 100 percent blue agave tequila, but the lawyer for the lawsuit, Tom Mullaney, says “100 percent blue agave is not stuff people mix.”

Mullaney said comparing blue agave to mixto “is like comparing Thunderbird wine to a fine Chianti. They’re both wine but very different.”

Frankel sold Skinnygirl margarita to Beam Global Spirits for a reported $100 million. The company has said the lawsuit is “frivolous,” and defended the product.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tareq Salahi to Neal Schon You Owe Me MILLIONS For Banging My Wife

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Tareq Salahi ain't taking his internationally humiliating divorce sitting down -- TMZ has learned, he's now demanding his estranged wife and her rock star BF cough up $17 MILLION ... for publicly humiliating him with their torrid affair.

Tareq's attorney just fired off a letter to lawyers for Michaele Salahi and "Journey" guitarist Neal Schon -- claiming the adulterous couple profited unfairly off Tareq's misery ... and sabotaged his career in the process.

The taunting, the $10,000 lingerie shopping sprees, the onstage make-out sessions, the penis pics ... that was all just salt on the wound.

According to Tareq's lawyer, the large-scale publicity surrounding Michaele's affair with Schon skyrocketed ticket sales for Journey's most recent tour -- all while torpedoing several pending TV deals Tareq had previously made with his wife ... before she ran off with the rock star.

Tareq claims Michaele and Neal have since put the wheels in motion for their own reality show -- leaving Tareq in the dust ... with $2 million of debt.

Tareq wants $17 million to compensate him for all his suffering. We reached out to reps for Neal and Michaele -- so far, no word back.
RELATED: Neal Schon & Michaele Salahi Laughing at Tareq's Legal Threats

Kandi Burruss Slams Nene & Cynthia! Denies Being a Hater & Playing Both Sides
The Real Housewives of Atlanta drama rages on off-screen!

Following the comments by Nene Leakes that she “plays both sides of the fence” and is a “hater,” Kandi Burruss is now firing back and defending herself. In the process, Kandi also takes some shots at Cynthia Bailey for being a phony friend to the Nene. You know, the type of friend that encourages you to buy a home you can’t afford so she can come vacation there!

“OK, I had to go back and fast forward this episode to Kim’s birthday to see where I was allegedly ‘hating’ and ‘playing both sides’ as NeNe says,” writes Kandi in her Bravo blog. “After re-watching it I have to ask, what the h*ll were y’all watching where you hear me hating on her or playing both sides?”

Kandi continues, “First off I don’t say anything about either one of them behind their backs that I won’t say to them in person, and I’ve never said anything about either one of them that wasn’t true… I did not say anything negative about Cynthia or NeNe. When Kim asked me about the trip I said it was cool and to end any more conversations about the trip I made the joke, “The one thing that I can say to y’all is that she’s rich now.” That was the on-going joke ever since NeNe and Sheree had that argument, so it wasn’t a big deal.”

Kandi adds: “I even said something to NeNe about the “I’m rich” comment when I was with her in Miami, so it’s not like I didn’t make a joke of it in front of her. I’ve never tried to make NeNe feel like I wasn’t cool with the other girls. So clearly she knew that I would continue to hang out with them when I got back.”

As for the “hater” allegations made by the Nene, Kandi, arguably the wealthiest and most modest of the Atlanta housewives, makes it clear she is far from a Nene hater.

“For anyone to suggest I’m hating on NeNe would mean that she had something I could be jealous about or felt the need to hate on. There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that NeNe has that I want or can’t buy if I wanted to. I have my own lane and I stay in it. She doesn’t do what I do. What I do for a living is not even in her job description. We are not in competition. There’s no way you can even compare us,” writes Kandi.

Kandi then explains why she advised Nene against purchasing the $9 million home in Miami, you know, assuming Nene could even afford a house worth 10% of that amount! “Being in the industry as long as I have has allowed me to see the mistakes of others who have made a lot of money but over extended themselves and not thought about the possibility that they may not continue to make that same money forever. I’ve seen people who were way more successful than me have their houses foreclosed and cars repossessed, because they acted as though the money would never stop,” Kandi blogs.

Kandi also makes some very valid points about not only Cynthia’s gullibility, but also her somewhat phony friendship with the Nene.

“Some people love to have friends who just stroke their egos and encourage them to buy the big houses and the most expensive cars, but when times get hard and you need help, they’re not going to pay for a damn thing,” says Kandi. “They’ll sit up and enjoy the ride with you, but when the money train stops, they’ll be on to the next. People need to stop using the term hater so loosely.”

Lisa Vanderpump Feels Under Attack from Other Women
Lisa Vanderpump is known to be outspoken on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but despite always speaking her mind, she is coming forward; she feels under attack from the other women on the show. While some like her for being her outspoken self, others find that she is too insensitive, especially with Taylor Armstrong's personal issues with husband Russell and his August suicide.

"I felt a bit under attack this season with people saying this and saying that," Lisa tells Parade. She just wants to stay true to herself and she realizes that you can't please everyone, but it seems there are more haters that supporters. Much of that has to do with her comments about Russell's suicide and his marriage to Taylor before the fateful day in August.

Despite offering some rude and bold comments to Taylor on this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa assures people that she and Taylor are "in a pretty good place right now. Things get worse before they get better." Get worse for whom? Taylor has already been through enough, so Lisa may be the one needing to feel the worse rather than the good.

And perhaps she is getting ready to leave the successful The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills show behind. According to Reality Tea, rumors are circulating that the women's drama is just becoming too much for Lisa and she wants to move on.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

NeNe Leakes Reveals Her Own Wine 'Miss Moscato' Pop Bottles With Anderson Cooper Cause She Very Rich

Stacie Turner Speaks Out Against Non-Stop Drama On Reality TV; Questions It’s Realness

Woah, haven't heard from this former 'Housewife' in a while:
Stacie Turner, star of ghost of reality shows past, Real Housewives of DC, is speaking out about fabricated reality TV drama and is really fed up!

The classy, articulate, and extremely refreshing Stacie, who says she initially turned down a spot on Housewives fearing it would be too “intrusive,” has always presented herself as the type of person that would not engage in catty, famewhoring behavior. Now she is commenting on the constant altercations and misbehavior happening on reality shows and wondering just how much of it is actually real!

Speaking to Sister2Sister, Stacie expresses her displeasure at the extreme behavior exhibited to generate ratings and C-List celebrity. “I just think that at this point, people have flipped tables. They’ve had fights… that now, it’s almost a competition to see how outrageous you can make the show,” Stacie laments, echoing what many fans are starting to suspect.

“I think in the first or second season it really is real because the people are real people. They’re not actors; they don’t know what to expect. By season four, you’ve got to outdo for ratings. And it becomes, you know, it’s all about entertainment.” Here’s looking at you, Real Housewives of Atlanta!

Stacie believes the decorous behavior (save for those Sahalis) displayed on RHODC, which “lacked the typical catfighting and hair-pulling seen on the other ‘Housewives’ shows” is one of the reasons Bravo issued a cancellation notice! Except Stacie feels that was a mistake as not all viewers want to watch the non-stop arguing!

“I think based on the tons of fan mail that we’ve gotten, there was a segment of viewers that were really happy to see something that was a little different, but for whatever reason the powers that be decided to cancel,” Stacie explains of how a little too much realness may have discouraged the network from continuing the series.

Regardless, she has no regrets! “I’m proud of the way that we portrayed ourselves on ["RHODC"], and relieved that the overall takeaway that I’ve gotten is that other women could identify with me, and see a woman who was doing positive things.”

Alexis Bellino Living in $5 Million Home Despite Bankruptcy
Some of the Real Housewives of Orange County women have had public money problems, but one seems to have moved beyond her own financial troubles. At last year's reunion of the show, Alexis Bellino and her husband revealed that they were indeed caught in foreclosure. It must have been a good financial year for the couple, since Alexis and her husband have moved into a brand new home.

No details have been released about whether the house was purchased or rented, but the couple doesn't seem to be downsizing if they are having money troubles. The home is reportedly worth around $5,000,000, meaning the price tag was hefty or the rent is high. And the salary she gets for Real Housewives of Orange County won't be covering the price tag.

One has to wonder what a couple like Alexis and Jim uses five bathrooms, five bedrooms, and three stories house for. Sure, you could argue that they have children and nannies, but why are an elevator, an eight-car garage, and a private beach necessities when they were facing foreclosure last year? In addition to the foreclosure, Jim's business also experienced bankruptcy. So where the heck is all of this money coming from?

Could Alexis be answering some questions about her finances on the upcoming season of Real Housewives of Orange County?
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Friday, November 18, 2011

Kim Zolciak Wishes Cynthia Bailey Would Shut Up
First, NeNe Leakes and Sheree Whitfield were fighting, and now it looks like there’s some tension between Kim Zolciak and Cynthia Bailey.

Kim has been dropping hints that she wasn’t terribly fond of Ms. Bailey, but now we have proof. Earlier this week, Kim tweeted, “I wish Cynthia would STFU why is she talking about my relationship that was over 2 plus years ago!! I'm now a wife! #runawaybride4xs”

Cynthia has mentioned two of Kim’s high-profile relationships recently. First, on last week’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Cynthia said that the gals may run into Kim’s ex DJ Tracy Young because it was Lesbian Pride Week in Miami.

Oh Cynthia, DJ Tracy Young was so last season!

To add insult to injury, Cynthia also went after Kim’s controversial relationship with Big Poppa in a blog post she wrote earlier this week. Cynthia wrote, “I have enough of a backbone to respect the union of marriage and not date another woman's husband. Or did we forget about that?”

Again, Big Poppa is old news, and as Kim pointed out in her tweet, she’s married to someone else now.
This is a biased and very dumb report. Big Poppa and DJ Tracy "old news"?!? Puh-leeze. Kim and her admirers can run away from her very recent past all they want, but considering how Kim unapologetically slept with a married man for years and than slept with a woman, Cynthia and everyone else on the planet has every right to be skeptical about her new marriage.

Kandi Burruss Talks About New Season of RHOA, Stereotypes and Sex Toys with

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Melissa Gorga: Teresa Giudice Made Herself A Target; Says Show Brought Them Together
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga is once again speaking out about the reunion bitchfest showdown!

If you recall, Bravo host Andy Cohen was criticized by some fans of Teresa Giudice as they felt he was simply too hard on her.

Today, Melissa is now speaking out because she disagrees with the criticism. According to Melissa, her sister-in-law Tre made herself a target.

“I don’t think he was too hard on her at all,” Melissa tells Star. “It’s Andy’s job to ask the questions, and Teresa has put herself at the center of all the issues and controversy. Otherwise, we’d be sitting around smiling at each other and not saying a word, which I highly doubt is what the viewers would have in mind.”

Melissa continues, “There were so many hurt feelings on the reunion show because of something dramatic that happened the night before. I can’t tell you what it was — but it’ll be on season four.”

The incident she’s referring to is the Porsche Fashion show drama during which sources have told us Teresa tried to expose Melissa as a past stripper, though she was never even one.

Melissa, 32, who has just been named the “reality advisor and ambassador” for Voli Light Vodkas, however reveals Teresa and her are in a much better place today. Why do I feel like we’ve heard this one before???

“She and I have talked since the reunion and are on better terms now,” says Melissa. “We’ve had our ups and downs — but in the end, we’re still family.”

In a separate interview with the Boston Herald, Melissa also reveals she has no regrets about doing the RHONJ saying the show actually brought Teresa and her closer together (was she watching the same show we were watching?!)

“I have no regrets,” said Melissa. “We weren’t speaking at all before the show. The show brought us together, and we have to be in the same room and fix the problems instead of avoiding each other. It helped us to get back together.”

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kyle Richards Explains Why the Housewives Protected Taylor Armstrong
In this week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the ladies got everything out into the open, including the fact that Taylor Armstrong confided in them about the abuse she had allegedly suffered at the hands of her late husband Russell. It even appeared that some of the Housewives questioned the validity of Taylor’s stories. But, why? Kyle Richards took to her blog this week to clarify that not all things on camera are as they appear.

“Taylor had told all of us that Russell had been abusing her. None of us ever wanted to discuss that in front of the cameras. Taylor was scared what Russell would do if he found out. That is why we danced around this subject for so long. To protect Taylor. I said a few times when someone would say too much on camera “well, maybe that’s not true. We don’t know the whole story” because I was scared too. For Taylor and all of us.”

If that isn’t protecting a friend, we don’t know what is. Kyle says that in private, they were doing everything they could do to help Taylor without letting the cameras see, but that during Lisa’s tea party, the truth came out. “I thought “Oh my God. What just happened??” That was the moment Taylor had been fearing the most…”
RELATED: Camille Grammer Regrets Abusive Comment to Taylor Armstrong

Vicki Gunvalson Talks New Season & Divorce, Continues To Defend Boyfriend Brooks Ayers
Everybody’s favorite workaholic Housewife, Vicki Gunvalson, is promoting a natural eyelash growth product she helped develop called Cilea Lash and now she is trying to convince us we need to buy it. In a new interview with radio station 97.9, Vicki talked about the upcoming season of Real Housewives of Orange County, her divorce, dating Brooks Ayers and of course, Cilea Lash!

Speaking candidly, Vicki admits that being the OG of the OC makes her “feel old” as each new cast member comes “a little younger and prettier.” Although she is happy with new Housewife on the block Heather Dubrow, who she describes as genuine and “very, very sweet,” Vicki also appreciates that at 41; Heather is “a little bit older,” instead of a “32-year-old that’s never had children.” (I wonder who that could be referring to, ahem… Gretchen Rossi!).

As for dealing with new Housewives Vicki, who describes the Housewives franchises as “like a sorority”, doesn’t hesitate to participate in a little OC Housewives Hazing! “It’s all the way they approach the seasoned cast members, which is Tamra [Barney] and I,” Vicki says of newbies joining the show. “We try to bring ‘em in with open arms and sometimes they come in with claws.”

“Sometimes you have to go ‘Really girl? Step back a little bit!’ and put them in their place and then everybody fights!” It’s nice to know Vicki and Tamra are still BFF. Apparently Heather got off on the right foot because Vicki reveals filming together is a “great experience.”

This season she says the ladies are a little older and a little wiser and there is less bickering (thank goodness!), but lots of “interesting things” happening, including a cast camping trip! “We don’t really know what our reality is from day to day. Every day is a new day,” she says of participating in a reality show.

Apparently Gretchen and Tamra are actually getting along! “Gretchen is realizing there’s two sides to every story and I see Gretchen and Tamra trying to resolve some of their issues,” Vicki reveals.

“They are never going to be best friends, but we’re growing up and maturing on TV and nobody wants to see women fight. And if you do [fight], do so in a respectful manner. Not name calling, not hurt people,” she declares, perhaps sending Bravo a message! “I’m hopeful everyone can get along and be class acts. My goal is try to get everybody to help each other.”

When asked about last season focusing on her divorce from ex-husband, Donn Gunvalson, Vicki describes that having the end of her decades long marriage play out on camera was “obviously very, very difficult.”

“I never really wanted any of my marriage demise to be on camera,” Vicki explains, adding that she “pretended everything was fine” to the producers to avoid the drama being included in the show. Unfortunately, the production company “saw right through the film” and confronted her about the state of her relationship with Donn because otherwise her only storyline was insurance! Vicki shares that while pretending to be happy, she was actually filing for divorce and eventually confessed that her marriage was “done.”

Despite her protests, Vicki says the producers said “we have to film this” and she relented allowing it be included in the show. As for the accusations that her addiction to work contributed to her marriage falling apart, Vicki insists that’s not true. “They don’t know what goes on behind closed doors. Donn and I are very private people,” she explains. “We will never disclose what happened.”

“It takes two to get divorced. If Donn wanted to still be married to me, we would still be married.” Although, Vicki assures us that despite rumors of infidelity none took place and the split was “amicable.” “I never cheated on Donn the entire time we’ve been married – absolutely not,” she states, insisting she’s never heard “that rumor,” because she doesn’t read the tabloids or blogs anymore.

“That’s the kinda stuff that really makes you throw up. It’s like really? Everyone can just sit there and say anything about you and you have to defend yourself all day long,” Vicki scoffs of tabloid gossip.

Finally, Vicki talked about her new relationship with OC deadbeat dad 2.0 boyfriend Brooks, who she revealed via Twitter will be making an appearance on Housewives this season! As for their relationship, they are taking it slow since she is a “damaged soldier.”

“I’m a hopeless romantic and Brooks and I have a wonderful relationship, but I’m taking it slow,” she reveals. “I’m gonna be 50 this year. I deserve to be loved and he loves me, I deserve to be happy and I am happy with him, but I am also not rushing into anything.”

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

NeNe Leakes on The Wendy Williams Show

NeNe Leakes from The Real Housewives of Atlanta talks about her marriage and sex life, and reveals what she thinks about her co-stars.
RELATED: NeNe Leakes Explains 'Very Rich' Claims

Kim Zolciak Lands Bravo Spin-off Series

One question: Why? Does Kim Zolciak really have that much of a following to warrant getting her own show? I know that after the Kandi Burruss-written and produced "Don't Be Tardy for the Party" became a hit Kim gained a huge gay male following (and no doubt a lesbo fanbase after she "swam in the lady pond" with that DJ chick awhile back), but other that I don't see Kim Z being that big a deal or having a story that appeals to enough people to warrant Bravo giving her a spin-off. And really watching a shady, lying and conniving person like Kim Zolciak achieve bliss just rings hollow to me:
Forget the party!

New bride Kim Zolciak is heading down the aisle as the star of Bravo's new docu-series "Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding."

"I am so excited to give an up close and personal look at the next chapter in my life," gushes Zolciak, 33. "My life has turned into a true Cinderella story and to watch the pieces unfold is going to be great! I can't wait to share with all of you!"

Each 30-minute episode will showcase Zolciak during the hectic two months that she had to prepare for her Nov. 11 wedding to 26-year-old Kroy Biermann, defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons.

Among other adventures, fans will get to watch as she scores what she deems the perfect dress - a handmade $58,000 Baracci silk gown covered in pearls, beads, embroidered lace and Swarovski crystals - works with celebrity event planner Colin Cowie and tries to lose the weight she gained while pregnant with her now nearly five-month-old son, Kroy Jagger Biermann.

Zolciak, who met her husband at an Atlanta fundraiser last year, reportedly spent over $1 million on their lavish wedding.

"We spared no expense, you only do this once," she told Life & Style. "This is it for me. It's very expensive but we're in a position where we're able to do that and I'm thankful for that."

She's probably also thankful she's getting even more time on TV.

Lisa Vanderpump On Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Intervention Of Taylor Armstrong

RELATED: 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': Was the tea party scene the most uncomfortable of the season?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kim Zolciak Fires Back At Nene Leakes Over Kids Comment
Days after tying the knot, the first wedding photo of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak has been released!

Life & Style magazine, which got exclusive rights to Kim’s wedding pics, released the picture (above) of Kim with her new NFL husband Kroy Biermann.

Kim, 33, tied the knot with Kroy, 26, on Friday in front of their closest family and friends. “I just remember thinking, this is the day I’ve waited my whole life for,” Kim tells Life & Style. “I really do feel like I’m dreaming.”

Kim wore a $58,000 pre-owned, handmade Baracci gown made of Duchess satin and embellished with Swarovski crystals, pearls and embroidered lace. Yes, you read that right, it was a used wedding dress.

This marks the second marriage for Kim and the first for Kroy. Kim has two daughters from a previous relationship and a previous marriage. Life & Style promises more exclusive images and details from Kim’s wedding in their next issue.

Meanwhile, Kim took some time off her newlywed bliss today to fire back at her castmate Nene Leakes for the comments she made about her daughters! On last night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live, Nene stated Kim now had three kids by three different men!

Kim tweeted about Nene: “Real cute how Nene loves 2 talk abt my kids she needs to worry abt keeping hers out of jail!” Ouch!

When a user tweeted this to Kim: @Kimzolciak don’t NeNe’s kids have different dads? Just saying… No one should forget where THEY came from, Kim responded with, “Exactly! Pot calling the kettle.”
First, I always thought that Kim Z's kids first two kids were from the same guy?!? Second, Kim's right...with all the drama and trouble we've seen Nene's eldest son Bryson get into over the years, she's the last person to be talking about anybody's kids.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Kim Richards' Boyfriend Is Still Active On Popular Dating Website

Sorry, but this is too funny:
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards announced on last week’s episode that she’s moving in with her secret boyfriend of a year, but has exclusively learned he’s still active on a popular dating website!

According to a profile on with Ken Blumenfeld’s photo clearly used, he was last active more than three weeks ago — just before he was showcased on the popular Bravo show, two weeks ago.

As previously reported, Kim’s sister, Kyle Richards, broke down in tears last week when Kim said she was moving in with Ken, but now it looks like Kim might be the one crying of a broken heart if it didn’t work out with Ken.

The profile lists Ken as a 48-year-old, currently separated man living in Westlake Village, Calif., seeking women ages 26 to 49.

“Looking for a person who is genuine in all ways. Says what she feels and resolves issues and moves on,” he wrote in the section of what he’s looking for in a woman.

“Sometimes agrees to disagree as a resolution and gives and cares and expects the same from who she is with. Knows herself and makes it clear. Does not feel she has to be someone she isn’t is necessary ever.”

Ken lists his occupation in the financial/accounting/real estate field and says, “Senior Vice President-Investments now semi retired after 22 years. Want to live life now not live to work.”

Kim and Ken met in their Westlake neighborhood and he has two children of his own.

Last week’s episode ended with Kim introducing Kyle to Ken, with a shot of him wearing a wedding ring — leading to speculation that the two were already married — but the existence of his dating profile might point to the opposite: a breakup.

Dana Wilkey and Fiance Sued for Fraud
You're not truly a member of "The Real Housewives" family until you've been sued over a business deal gone wrong -- so congratulations, Dana Wilkey ... you're officially one of the gals now!

Wilkey, who joined the Beverly Hills gals in season 2, is being sued along with her fiancé, John Flynn, for allegedly defrauding an investor out of $53,000.

According to the lawsuit, filed this week in L.A. Superior Court, Mary Painter claims she invested money in 2008 with Wilkey, Flynn and another man ... who claimed she would get at least a 10% return on her investment. It's unclear from the lawsuit what exactly Painter was investing in.

Painter says she tried several times to pull her money out over the past two years ... but so far, she has not received a dime back.

She's suing for breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation, among other things, and is asking for her money back ... plus damages.

Flynn tells TMZ, "There is no fraud. Dana Wilkey is not a properly named defendant, and we expect to continue to negotiate and gain dismissal of this lawsuit as quick as possible."

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Kandi Burruss Speaks On Wanting More Black Support For Real Housewives Of Atlanta
When you think of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, the words drama, NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak likely come to mind. In the season 4 opener the ladies scored the highest season opener of all the shows within the franchise and bested their own season 3 premiere by 20%! And of course the episode did not end without incident. This time it was between NeNe Leakes and Sheree Whitfield, read more on that here. But despite their record breaking ratings, Kandi Burruss wishes black people supported the show without the heavy dose of criticism. She tells Hello Beautiful:

“Before I even joined the show everybody was talking about how it brought down the image of black people and black women. But I always tell people when you come on a reality show you’re not trying to represent for a whole race, you’re just doing you.”

She continues, “Yes, it does play into the stereotype of what people say black women are with the neck popping, finger rolling or whatever but I don’t feel like it’s any different than the New Jersey Housewives where it’s mostly Italian Americans on there… It’s a whole lot of hot headed Italians on that show but I don’t see their communities saying, ‘Oh, they’re not representing us Italian Americans correctly or they’re not representing white women correctly.”

“I feel like we as black people can be very critical of our own race and I don’t even think it should be a thing of “How are they representing us?” Guess what? If you had a camera on you for six months and they taped as much as they wanted to tape and edited it down, I’m sure they’re going to have some moments where you’re showing out too.”