Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sonja Morgan: Ramona Is “Oblivious” When It Comes to Heather Thomson
Real Housewives of New York star Sonja Morgan was a little devastated by what Ramona Singer said about her on Season 5, Episode 4: “Diss-Invite”, but she seems to have very little sympathy for Ramona’s woes.

During the show, Ramona was clearly peeved that Sonja decided to join Heather Thomson — Ramona’s newest rival on the show, it seems — on her trip to London, and said, “Sonja’s my really good friend. I love her like a sister. But sometimes I feel like when things happen to me, when the other women are picking on me, instead of picking a side she just tries to like ride the fence, or even worse take the other side. It’s starting to piss me off a little, I have to say.”

In her latest Bravo blog, Sonja admitted that this comment made her cry, because she doesn’t believe Ramona really feels that way about her, and that she just took it out on her. “She was really hurt that she was not included and displaced her anger on me. Not sure why because she doesn't know Heather well but that doesn't change the pain Ramona is feeling.” Sonja continued,  “I didn't know she had a miff with Heather either. However Heather has no obligation to invite her regardless of how hurt she feels,” Sonja wrote.

In Sonja’s opinion, if Heather doesn’t want Ramona around for the trip, she’s gotta stick to her guns about it. “If Ramona rants and raves and tries to control the situation in order to get invited, that doesn't mean Heather has to bow if she is not comfortable sharing her trip abroad. One has to draw boundaries with Ramona. That's why Ramona and I are still good friends and respect each other in the end.”

The biggest conundrum for Sonja, though, is why Ramona would want to go in the first place.

“Why Ramona would want to be included on Heather's trip is strange, because they are so uncomfortable together. But Ramona is still oblivious at this point that her and Heather are not on the same page,” she wrote.

That is a wonder.
RELATED: (K9 Magazine) Interview With Sonja Morgan

Lisa Vanderpump's Former Mansion On Fire
Firefighters are busy tonight trying to contain a huge blaze that has struck a Beverly Hills mansion—one that just might look familiar to you.

The manse is the former home of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump.

Yes, the same house in the opening credits of the show and also where her daughter Pandora got married.

Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department said that the fire was reported around 6:30 p.m. Fire officials requested additional units within minutes of arriving to the location. It was stated that smoke was billowing from at least three sections in the home's roof.

According to the LAFD Alert account, "Over 100 LAFD Firefighters maintain aggressive attack. Fire not extinguished but contained to structure. No injury."

Luckily, shortly afterward, the fire officials released another alert sharing that the fire was reduced down, "KNOCKDOWN: Over 100 FF in just over 1 hour. No injury."
Vanderpump sold this house in September and made a home out of a smaller estate, but neighbors and costars Dr. Paul Nassif and Adrienne Maloof were close to the scene.

"At home with the family and smelled smoke. The house across the street from us is on fire. All of us here are OK!," Nassif tweeted. He then confirmed to fellow housewife Kyle Richards that it was "sadly" Lisa's old house.

"Thanks for your concern everyone," he said. "It looks to have been just the interior of the house and the BHFD hasn't gotten it under control."
RELATED: Beverly Hills 'Housewives' Forced to Evacuate Due to Massive House Fire

Aviva Drescher Claims “Deadbeat Dad” Harry Dubin Owes $350k in Child Support
The first off-camera drama of The Real Housewives of New York Season 5  is upon us, and it involves Aviva Drescher, her 10-year-old son Harrison, and the man everyone has apparently slept with, Harry Dubin. Aviva tells the NY Post that Harry, her ex-husband and Harrison’s father, owes her $294,372 in child support, plus $50,000 in private school and summer camp fees.

“I am very sad that his father has abandoned his son,” Aviva says. “I empathize with all women and children who have been hurt by deadbeat dads.” And sources back up her claims, telling the Post that Harry hasn’t paid child support for over a year.

One of the most surprising allegations comes from a source who claims, “Even if Harry is bitter about the divorce, his son shouldn’t have to suffer. He has no health insurance.” Aviva’s 10-year-old son has no health insurance? That would be shocking, considering the lavish Manhattan home she lives in with husband Reid Drescher and her four children. Not to mention the fact that Harry is reportedly a wealthy real estate investor who should be able to support his son.

Aviva also says that Harry Dubin’s parents, once known as the “definitive Washington power couple,” have refused to help her, choosing to “divorce themselves” from their grandson’s life altogether.

We have a feeling that Harry will respond to these very public accusations any day now. And we can’t help wondering whose side LuAnn de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan will wind up on — their former lover or their new friend?
RELATED:  Real Housewives of New York's Aviva Drescher Calls Ramona Singer a 9-Year-Old

Friday, June 29, 2012

Jacqueline Laurita Says She’s ‘Moved On’ From Teresa Giudice; Claim's Teresa's Jealous Of Melissa Gorga
Teresa Giudice’s fights with Jacqueline Laurita are so bad that their friendship is beyond repair has exclusively learned!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey ladies have been battling with each other and Jacqueline dropped the bombshell news exclusively to that their friendship is over.

“I have no more interest in being friends with Teresa,” Jacqueline told's friend Fox Connecticut’s Tom Murro.

“I've moved on from that friendship.”

As previously reported, Jacqueline and Teresa fought on the hit reality show right from the beginning, but things got progressively worse as the season progressed.

Jacqueline said her former-friend isn’t handling their fights well.

“When Teresa flips out I just look into her crazy eyes and I can see she's hurt and angry but doesn't know how to express or control her emotions,” she said.

Instead of lashing out again though, Jacqueline told that she doesn’t harbor any bad feelings toward Teresa.

“I feel bad for her. I just want to hug her,” she shared.
RELATED: Jacqueline Laurita Says Teresa Giudice Is Jealous of Melissa Gorga

Bethenny Frankel To Be Deposed In Skinnygirl Suit
Looks like former Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel might eventually be heading to court over her Skinnygirl Cocktail brand.

According to the New York Post, Bethenny will be deposed about her Skinnygirl margarita line, which is now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that the beverages were premixed with “rot-gut tequila” rather than the “100 percent blue agave” ingredients which the label champions.

It’s in the early stages, but since the judge has now decided Bethenny’s testimony is relevant to the case, despite her camp’s protests, she’ll now be closely involved in the matter, starting with this deposition. So, if the matter does go to court, there’s a good chance Bethenny could be right there in the thick of it!

Yikes. Looks like Bethenny, who’s just begun her own talk show, may very well be in some hot water over these cold beverages!
RELATED:  ’Bethenny’ struggles to find its footing, despite strong start

Kenya Moore Blasts “Fake” Stories Saying She’s Joined The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Many have speculated that former Miss USA Kenya Moore will be joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta for Season 5, but Kenya recently warned her Twitter followers not to be so easily persuaded by rumors, hinting that she wasn’t actually joining the show. Say what?!
When a follower tweeted Kenya about a photo of her taken with several existing RHoA cast members, Kenya replied, “@True_Brownii some people are so thirsty they send fake stories to bloggers#nothingsurprisesme.”

Does this mean Kenya won’t be a housewife? Only time will tell!
RELATED:  Is Kenya Moore on 'the Smalls' team?

Anti-Fur Vicki Gunvalson Slams Sarah Winchester For Carrying A Leather Purse
Oh, Vicki Gunvalson… we all know the truth. After you were forced to return your rent-a-mink (for which your deposit was surely lost following the pit-stains and odor of BO) you are now denouncing fur! Suuuurrrrre… a likely story.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Yolanda Hadid 'Is A Bore!,' Says RHOBH Costars
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars are known for their dramatic over-the-top arguments, but has learned that the newest member of the cast has been a big disappointment because she’s so boring!

Yolanda Hadid, the wife of music mogul David Foster, is the latest addition to the ladies of the 90210 and while she fits in with the other women because she’s wealthy, sources say that she is really dull and that isn’t making for interesting reality TV.

“Yolanda doesn’t bring any drama to the table,” a source involved with the show exclusively told

“She isn’t fighting with the other women and she isn’t doing anything outrageous. She is a bore!”

Yolanda has been filming scenes with Taylor Armstrong, Kim and Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof and Brandi Glanville but the sparks are definitely not flying.

“The other ladies are clashing with each other all the time, there are a lot of crazy emotions involved, but Yolanda isn’t causing any drama or adding any drama.”

The source told that Bravo producers “only like when people are delivering good stories, they have to have some drama or cause some drama. Yolanda isn’t doing anything like that and so she’s not going to be on camera that much.”

The rest of the ladies are fighting this season and Brandi is definitely amping up the drama, but the source said that Yolanda “is really dull and isn’t doing anything to be relevant to the show.”

The source warned that Yolanda should try and change how she’s acting, for the sake of the show.

“Yolanda needs to start making waves somehow, because that’s what viewers and producers want, and if not her time on the show will be short lived.”
Of course, being "boring" (i.e. normal) doesn't work on reality-TV, esp. the 'Housewives' franchise (just ask DeShawn Snow). But if that's who you really are, instead of amping up fake drama (like Sheree Whitfield) you could always pull a Kathy Wakile (who let's face it, is extremely boring by herself) and bring on entertaining family members and/or friends so that way you can stick around and continue collecting a paycheck.

RELATED: Exclusive! The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Party in Las Vegas — But Who Refused to Go?

LuAnn de Lesseps Admits to Using Acupuncture to Help Her Get Pregnant at 47
Real Housewives of New York star LuAnn de Lesseps, 47, was serious when she told her 17-year-old daughter Victoria that she and boyfriend Jacques Azoulay wanted to have a baby together. In fact, she was so serious that she’s now submitting to acupuncture to increase her chances of conceiving.

In an interview with Life & Style, LuAnn explained that she does indeed want to have a baby with Jacques because she thinks he’d become a “great father,” but that they’ve had no luck getting pregnant so far. A fertility doctor told her that her chances of having a new little one were less than 5 percent, so she’s upping her odds by submitting to acupuncture.

“Apparently, acupuncture increases your chances by like 50 percent,” she explained. “The great thing about being in your 40s these days is that there are options … I feel very lucky because of that.”
RELATED: Real Housewives of New York City Star Countess LuAnn de Lesseps: I Will Have a Baby at 47!

Tamra Barney: Strained Relationship With Vicki Gunvalson "Breaks My Heart"
Vicki Gunvalson's new man, Brooks Ayers, sure has wooed the Real Housewives of Orange County star -- but the same can't be said for Gunvalson's Bravo costars.

Angered by Ayers' behavior throughout the season, RHOC's Tamra Barney couldn't take it any longer, and got into a heated spat with Gunvalson on Tuesday's season finale.
Barney -- recently engaged to boyfriend of two years Eddie Judge -- flipped once and for all when Ayers accused her of giving Gunvalson "the evil eye." "For him to continuously tell her in her ear, 'She's giving you the evil eye,' is crazy," Barney, 44, said on the emotional episode. "You're trying to get her pissed off, and you're definitely pissing me off."

Their feud escalated when Gunvalson, 50, asked Judge to "take control" of Barney, a request that didn't sit well with the fired-up reality star. "I don't have [a man] to take control of me ... Stop letting him tell you what to think," Barney snapped.

Fired back Gunvalson, making a scene by storming out of cast mate Heather Dubrow's name-changing party: "Don't talk that way to me or him ever! You're supposed to be my friend no matter what! My friend, my soulmate, my sister."

During a post-finale appearance on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live Tuesday, Barney confirmed the duo's relationship is still strained, and that tensions reached a boil at the reunion taping. "It's strange," Barney told Cohen of her current relationship with Gunvalson, her partner in their Wines By Wives venture. "We have our business together, but other than that, it's a few text messages here and there. We kind of hashed it out at the reunion -- things got bad -- and I'm waiting for everything to settle down."
Though Gunvalson appears to have her mind made up that her friendship with Barney is officially over, Barney still wishes her foe -- and beau Ayers -- well. "Vicki's been a good friend for many years and [our strained relationship] breaks my heart. I wish her well and I hope that everyone else is wrong [about Ayers' motives in their relationship] and they live happily ever after."
RELATED: Real Housewives: The Five Worst Friendship Break-Ups in Franchise History

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lisa Vanderpump Breaks Down During Tearful Vegas Showdown With Kyle Richards
What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas, especially when The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills hit Sin City! 

The cast was there last weekend to shoot a special episode of the show, and has exclusive behind-the-scenes details on the drama that went down. 

"Lisa Vanderpump had a huge break down on the plane ride home," an insider exclusively revealed. "She and Kyle Richards have been working hard to repair their relationship after last season and things came to a head."

As previously reported, the British reality matriarch recently told Richards that she had better get in line, and either be with her or against her. 

After playing hardball just a few months ago, Vanderpump showed her sensitive side coming home from the Vegas trip, much to the surprise of all her costars

"Lisa was talking about how hurt she had been by Kyle turning on her at the end of the season and she burst into tears," the show source told Radar. 

"None of the women had ever seen Lisa cry like that and they were completely in shock.  Kyle felt awful and was doing everything she could to comfort her."

Luckily, the midair meltdown had a positive side affect by reuniting the old allies. "Their friendship is in a much better place but it hasn't totally healed yet," said their pal.

Meanwhile, newcomer Yolanda Hadid, the wife of music mogul David Foster, watched in amazement at the craziness unfolding before her, and may already be having regrets about signing on for life in front of the cameras.

"It seems like Yolanda was unprepared for the level of drama that comes with filming this show. She's kind of out of her element. Every time there was a fight or a breakdown, she was in disbelief. After the trip was over, she told friends she can't believe that grown women act this way," said the insider. 

Another source earlier revealed to Radar that Hadid's mellow nature is far from captivating TV. "The other ladies are clashing with each other all the time, there are a lot of crazy emotions involved, but Yolanda isn’t causing any drama or adding any drama  - she is a bore!"
RELATED: Lisa Vanderpump On The Warpath, Demanding The Housewives Take Sides

Crazy Kelly Bensimon Readies To Raise $150K For Haitian Children

Hey, even crazy people can sometimes do the right thing:
How Can You Help?

Attend the 5th Annual Edeyo Gives Hope Ball on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 (7:00 pm) at The DL – 95 Delancey Street, New York, NY.  To RSVP visit

About The Evening

Model and author Kelly Bensimon and actor Boris Kodjoe (previously named one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by People magazine) will co-host what has been described by some as an epic rooftop experience.

Nigel Barker, Honoree
Noted fashion photographer Nigel Barker will be honored at the Ball for his charitable contributions to the cause.

“Our 5th anniversary is a milestone, it’s very important for everyone to feel they have seen and witness the growth and the development of the foundation as it relates to its unique project,” said Unik Ernest, President and Founder of Edeyo.

In addition Ernest said, “We also want everyone to feel they have made a significant contribution to that growth and they are part of the empowerment and self-reliance of the children of Edeyo!”

Attire: Carnival Chic
Ladies are encouraged to wear orange, red and gold, and gentlemen white, green and blue.  Run a quick Google search if you want some ideas.
RELATED: Club Hero Unik Ernest: Having a Ball Helping Haiti

Jim Bellino Had Every Right To Get Up Leave Heather Dubrow's Party, Says He Was Set Up

Saw tonight's RHOC finale and have to say major props go to Jim Bellino for getting up and walking out of that party the minute that witch Tamra sat down at the table to butt in on him and the Dubrow's conversation. First, it was enough that Heather felt the need to join in on the 'man-to-man' chat that her husband was having with Jim about the "phony" remark he made earlier this season about Alexis. Then too, it sucks that Terry flat-out pulled a sucker move by dissing Jim once he left, while pretending that he couldn't possibly understand why Jim would feel "confronted"--especially after Tamra butted in on a conversation that had NOTHING to do with her. Lastly, ever since her divorce Tamra's turned into a she-devil and all her heinous actions the last couple of seasons have proven that (any wonder ex-husband Simon felt the need to keep her on such a leash while they were married). While Gretchen's too blonde dumb to remember all the evil things Tamra's said about her in the past (Jeana too, but she's always been in idiot), at least Vicki's finally seen the light, which is good considering that I always thought that her being friends with Alexis made way more sense than Tamra.
Tonight is part two of the Real Housewives of Orange County’s finale, and the battle is raging on between former besties Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney over Vicki’s affirmation-lovin’, creole cookin’, child support payin’ (oh wait…) beau Brooks Ayers.

In her Bravo blog, Vicki compares Tamra to Jeana Keough, writing, “I…believe Tamra should not have chosen Heather [Dubrow]‘s party to replay her drama with the wine episode with Jeana. Remember why Tamra was mad at Jeana last year? To refresh your memory, it was because Jeana was getting involved in Tamra and Simon’s marriage and “butting in.” Hmmm. . .isn’t that what she has been doing with Brooks and I?”

Tamra explains the difference to, saying, “Jeana was going to the press and giving them false stories about me.  That no way compares to me not liking Brooks. I simply don’t care for Brooks like everyone else, including her own family. I am worried for Vicki and feel she is being taken advantage of.  At this point I have said all that I can and when she needs me I will be there for her.”

The women of the O.C. also reached a new feat last week by beating out Dance Moms in the ratings.  The show was almost able to top Tuesday’s leader Tosh.O.  I love some Daniel Tosh, but really?  That’s the most watched Tuesday night show?  Fascinating!  While the first half of the finale didn’t quite top last season’s finale in viewership, the women still have tonight to pull in the numbers.  Perhaps more people want to watch Tamra drench Jeana with chardonnay as opposed make up with her at a name-change celebration…

On the final portion of the finale, Tamra is complaining about Vicki calling her a brown-noser.  Tamra believes that Vicki is just jealous of her friendship with Gretchen Rossi.  Gretchen then bestows upon her new biffle one of the ugliest charm bracelets ever, which Tamra responds to appropriately…in ugly cry mode.  Awww.  Tamra will never let Vicki’s taunts come between them, and Tamra has nothing but love for ol’ Gretch.  Their past is now locked up in the, well, past.

A drunk Sarah Winchester is trying really hard to understand why Heather is being so darn mean to her.  She apologized for cake-gate, didn’t she?  Heather wants Sarah to leave, but she refuses.  Alexis Bellino is called in and she’s yelling about why things are still happening with Sarah.  Gretchen gets heated with Alexis when she puts her hand up in Slade Smiley’s face.  Alexis wants to be a mediator, not a bodyguard.  She will not escort Sarah out of the party.  Gretchen and Slade are kind enough (what?) to calm Sarah and take her home so that the others can enjoy the soiree.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jill Zarin Is Not Returning to Real Housewives, Says Bravo
After a big casting shake-up this season on The Real Housewives of New York City, Jill Zarin seems to think Bravo needs her back.

But that's not going to happen.

"We wish Jill the best, but there is no consideration of her returning to the series," a network spokesperson tells PEOPLE.

The former Housewife, who was fired after the fourth season along with Alex McCord and Kelly Bensimon, has publicly criticized the newly rebooted series and recently told the New York Daily News, "You don't change what works."

Zarin has also pointed to the casting changes as indicative of a decline in viewer interest and ratings, telling the Daily News, "I'm happy that these new women are enjoying their fame; I've reached out and offered [Bravo] any support they need."

Before the show premiere, Zarin told the Huffington Post that being ousted from the show has brought "the highest highs and lowest lows." 
RELATED: Why Did an Old RHONY Reunion Special Make Jill Zarin So “Sad”?

Tamra Barney Loses $3k Court Battle
Tamra Barney is battling with her co-stars on The Real Housewives of Orange County, and has exclusively learned that she's also just lost a court battle and has to pay out $3,000!

The stunning blonde was sued in small claims court by Heather Hummel for breach of contract and she lost the suit.

Hummel claimed that when she was hired in 2011 to ghost-write Tamra’s book, she was not given the material she needed from Tamra to complete the memoir and was unable to meet the publisher’s deadlines.

The clerk of the Superior Court of California in Monterey County exclusively told that the judge ruled in favor of Heather and ordered Tamra to pay her $3,000, plus $110.00 in court fees.

Heather told that Tamra and her fiancé Eddie Judge were in the courtroom in Monterey County in early June to fight the case, but the judge sided against her.

“I’m so glad the judge sided with me and not with Tamra and that the ruling was in my favor,” Heather exclusively tells us.
RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: New Details In Tamra Barney/Ghost Writer Battle

Monday, June 25, 2012

Ramona Singer Calls Sonja Morgan An Airhead, Says She Has 'Diarrhea Of The Mouth!'
Harsh words for a best friend.

Real Housewives of New York star Ramona Singer says cast member Sonja Morgan is like a sister to her, but goes on to call her an "airhead" and says has "diarrhea of the mouth" -- and only has your exclusive sneak peek.

Only three episodes into the new season and the drama is already heating up when Ramona gets miffed because she wasn't invited to new cast member Heather Thomson's London trip, and it's Sonja that gets the brunt of her wrath.

"Sonja's my really good friend. I love her like a sister," Ramona said.

"But sometimes I feel when things happen to me, when other women are doing things to me, instead of picking a side she just tries to ride the fence or even worse take the other side."

Sonja defended herself saying she felt blindsided by Ramona and explained, "Ramona's used to getting her own way all the time. She thinks she can just snap her fingers and be like, 'You're not going on this trip,' and sometimes I have to snap her into reality and say, you know what, I'm a grownup. I make my own decisions!"

"Sonja's not supporting me. She's saying I'm wrong with my feelings. She's not, like, acknowledging my feelings. Sonja's an airhead, ok? I don’t know where her head's at," Ramona says, causing a rift in her friendship with Sonja for the first time.

"And then she goes on and on and on and doesn't make sense. She has, like, diarrhea of the mouth!"
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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Recap: Teresa Giudice Makes Nice With Her Family for All the Wrong Reasons

On the surface, Teresa Giudice was all forgiveness and goodwill when it came to her family tonight on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She called up Kathy Wakile to have lunch and catch up; she caved and said she'd go to therapy with Joe Gorga; and she even forgave Melissa Gorga
Some big steps for sure, but the reason she was making them was suspect at best. All of her niceties were more like a completely obvious and desperate attempt to keep at least someone in corner after she offended and alienated her very last (and very faithful) friend -- Jacqueline Laurita

She needed someone on her side, so it was back to the family she's begrudged for so long. Kathy realized it right away. "Ding, ding, ding!" indeed.

I suppose that's what family is for to some extent -- to always be there for you -- but you can only attack them so many times before even they don't want you. Also, Teresa's actions tonight felt so fake and self-serving that you have to wonder if the real problems will be addressed. For example, though Teresa agreed to go to therapy, she told the cameras she's going with hopes that her brother will realize HE has a problem. Sigh. 

She virtually no self awareness, evidenced especially well toward the end when she said that everyone else has changed, but she's remained the same ... well, except she's become more understanding. Uh huh.

At least Jacqueline finally saw through her bullsh*t. You could tell that after days of crying over their big blow up, Jacqueline was really hoping to smooth things over. Then Teresa started attacking her and twisting things, and Jacqueline finally had it. "F*ck you!" she told her. "Now I see why everyone f*cking hates her," she told her husband. 

Meanwhile, Teresa told the cameras that Jacqueline is a "psycho bitch"and that she should have punched her in the face

Melissa was gracious, and even though she saw through Teresa's motivation, still said they'd be there for her no matter what. That's pretty darn big of her, as was admitting she was wrong in the whole Danielle Staub drama from two years ago. Teresa said she was going to forgive her, but of course, didn't apologize for anything she'd done. I loved the look on her face when Melissa told, "Just be normal." Tall order there for Teresa, I think. I can't wait to see what the therapist thinks of her next week.

Maybe Teresa's motivation for making nice doesn't matter as much as the end result. If she can successfully reunite with her family, that would be great for Teresa, but more importantly, for her kids. I fear, however, that the chances of any kind of peace actually lasting are about as low as Juicy Joe's class.

Cat Ommanney Auctions Off Her Wedding Dress
Her reality series lasted only one season and her marriage -- seen on the show -- survived not much longer than that, so now Cat Ommanney is getting rid of her wedding dress, auctioning it off for charity.

The former The Real Housewives of D.C. star has listed her frothy dress on

"I was persuaded into buying the ‘candy fairy dress’ after a rather long boozy lunch, on a weekend trip to Miami. It was supposed to be a fairy tale wedding day, hence the dress, but as history now shows it was all imaginary fantasy," Cat writes on the site.

"All the money raised for this dress will go directly to the Humane Society as a contribution to all the incredible work they do, the lives they save, the time they give and the love they provide."

As exclusively reported, Ommanney lived in London prior to moving to D.C., and had a steamy affair with Prince Harry in 2007.

Sexy blonde Cat, who now lives in Spain, says she paid $1,800 for the dress she's selling. The opening bid is $1,000 with the auction closing July 1.

Andy Cohen Slams Former Househusband Simon Van Kempen For Gossiping About RHONY

Of course. the irony here is that maybe if Simon wasn't so glued to Alex all the time and insistent on camera time his wife might still be on RHONY:
Andy Cohen wants Simon van Kempen and his red leather pants to shut. up. The former Real Housewives of New York househusband has been spending his days trolling twitter talking Housewives and apparently working on his “social media company.”

Recently Simon decided to call Bravo out on some antics about the casting of this season’s RHONY and Andy had enough!

“@SimonvanKempen with all due respect Simon your “spies” don’t know s—!” Andy tweeted in response, letting Simon know just where he stands in the RHONY know-how.

Simon responded telling Andy, “respect back atcha,” and continued insisting Bravo is unhappy with the way things are shaking out this season and planning a “post mortem on RHONY Season 5.” Andy didn’t dignify the comment with a response.

The network has been taking some serious heat about the show being boring and the cast shake-up, particularly with the ratings being somewhat low so far.

Simon isn’t the first former castmember with a case of the sour grapes; Jill Zarin is all but purple in color she’s so jealous and snarky about her firing.
RELATED: Alex McCord: The Truth Behind Those ‘Housewives’ Trips!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sarah Winchester Talks About Her Real Housewives Start, Feud with Heather Dubrow
If you’re wondering where the heck Sarah Winchester came from on Real Housewives of Orange County, you’re not alone. There’ve been a lot of conflicting rumors and reports about how Sarah got on the show, so who better to clear it up than herself?

Speaking to Cinderella’s Glass Closet, Sarah says that she was originally invited to become a full-on cast member for RHoOC thanks to her relationship with Peggy Tanous, Gretchen Rossi, Alexis Bellino, and others, but that she declined the opportunity to become more than just “a friend of the Housewives” so as to keep her son off-screen. “I was not ready for that,” she admitted.

She probably also wasn’t ready for the big feud she and Heather Dubrow have entered into thanks to the Cake War that began on Season 7, Episode 19 and has since moved to Twitter.

However, she’s totally game for talking about the rivalry.

“Heather, Terry, and I used to get along very well,” she said. “However, at one point we shared a mutual acquaintance. All I can say is: ‘If people really knew what happened between closed doors’ they would be very surprised.” Wow, way to leave us hanging Sarah!
RELATED: Heather Dubrow or Sarah Winchester: Whose Side Are You on in the Real Housewives’ Cake War?

Jill Zarin on The Derek Z Show

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Jacqueline Laurita On Teresa Giudice Fight: I Lost A Best Friend Tonight, F**k It!
The battle between Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita has hit a new low, and it looks like their 15-year friendship is over for good!

In this exclusive sneak peek up the upcoming episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey obtained by Jacqueline sobs as she comes to the realization that her friendship with Teresa is over and she doesn’t care.

“I lost a best friend tonight,” Jacqueline says. “F**k it!”

The former best friends have battled all season, and their vicious war of words has ruined their friendship, especially after Teresa dismisses Jacqueline at a party.

“I completely broke down,” Jacqueline sobs about their many epic fights.

Jacqueline’s husband even weighs in on the drama, saying: “I’m not sure that Jacqueline will ever forget that Teresa wasn’t a very good friend.”
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Kandi Burruss Talks Sex on 'Bethenny', Honors Anniversary Of Brother's Death
It's another day of talking about sex for Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss. She stopped by former NYC Housewife Bethenny Frankel's new daytime talk show Bethenny to talk about her new sex toy line Bedroom Kandi.

Before getting down to the dirty details of her line, Kandi talked about being the face of sexual liberation for women in the black community.

"The crazy thing is I didn't try to make it a race issue, but because I'm black I found it along the way," Kandi said. "Because I'm black, obviously, I had a lot of people come up to me and say 'Did you realize you're the face of black women being more liberated and talking about sex?' And I didn't realize that until now."

Kandi claims that although she wasn't necessarily targeting her products to a certain community, it makes sense because to a certain extent, the topic of sex and sex toys is still "hush-hush" and "taboo." She also said it's a touchy subject, especially when dealing with the men.

"Black men a lot of times are not down with that at all because it's this whole thing of 'black men are supposed to be swinging,' which a lot of them are not," Kandi said. "But they feel like 'you don't need that; I'm handling things around here.'"

Kandi said she designed her toy line specifically because women deserve to have their moment just as often as men do. And with her background in the music industry, it made sense to develop a product that had a beat.
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Friday, June 22, 2012

Tamra Barney Talks About “Victim Barbie” Alexis Bellino on Her Real Housewives of OC Co-Star Slade Smiley’s Radio Show

So now she's suddenly buddy-buddy with Slade after repeatedly (and deservedly) berating the guy for years?!? Tamra Barney is such a con artist:
Things got candid when Real Housewives of Orange County’s Tamra Barney appeared on Slade Smiley’s radio show today. During the Playlist 92.7 program — which airs from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday — the former enemies made nice and came together over their shared feelings for one person: Alexis Bellino.

It was clear they had a topic in mind before Tamra and Slade took to the airwaves. On Twitter, Gretchen wrote that the pair would discuss “some cast members [sic] Bull Honkey.” Tamra replied, “Are you suggesting I talk about "victim Barbie?”
In between hits of the ‘80s, ‘90s, and today, Tamra and Gretchen Rossi’s boyfriend talked about their co-star and the intervention the ladies held for her in Costa Rica.

“I felt like she was starting to alienate herself,” Slade explained, but he took issue with her calling the women’s intervention “bullying.” “I think it’s sick actually, because bullying is a very, very serious situation,” said the radio host.

Tamra agreed, saying, “I think Alexis needs to open her eyes and realize, hello, you’re on a reality show.” The only thing Tamra regrets is calling Alexis “stupid.”

“It wasn’t nice of me,” Tamra admits. Slade summed up their feelings: “We have no ill will towards either [Alexis or Jim],” he said, but “You don’t have special rules.” Everyone needs to play the same reality TV game.
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Kim Zolciak Lunches With Rumored New Atlanta Housewife, Kenya Moore
Bravo has yet to confirm who (if anyone) will be replacing Sheree Whitfield on The Real Housewives of Atlanta next season, but the possibility that former Miss USA Kenya Moore is being brought onto the show is looking more and more likely with each passing day.

Earlier this month, Kenya posed for a pic with veteran housewives Phaedra Parks and Kandi Burruss, and on June 21, Kim Zolciak tweeted that she went to lunch with Kenya.
Just had a great lunch at Twist with my girl @kenyamoore she had me lmao!!!!!!,” Kim wrote.

Again, we’re still waiting on confirmation, but it seems like Kenya is getting pretty cozy with the Atlanta ladies!
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Lauren Manzo Lost 30 Pounds
Lookin' good, Lauren!

After years of yo-yo dieting, Lauren Manzo's battle of the bulge became a major plot point on the current season of Real Housewives of New Jersey -- and she suffered cruel comments at the hands of anonymous Twitter followers.

"I hated myself," the 24-year-old, 5-foot-3 owner of makeup store Cafface tells Us Weekly exclusively. "I was depressed." At her heaviest, she weighed 185 pounds.
So, last September, Manzo finally followed the advice of concerned parents Caroline and Albert and underwent lap band surgery -- in which a silicone band is placed around the top part of the stomach to control food consumption. (Her dad Albert had the surgery back in 2008).

Losing 20 pounds over the next seven months, Manzo had the band loosened in May -- and dropped another 10 by following a strict protein-and-vegetable diet and working out six days a week. The Bravo star (who's been dating Vita Scalia for three years) hopes to lose 35 more pounds.

Showing off her incredible new shape to Us, Manzo says she feels "amazing. Getting the lap band was the best thing I've done in my life."

She admits to Us that she initially kept the lap band surgery secret. "So many fans related to my struggle," she says. "I didn't want to feel like I was letting them down."

She cautions of the device: "It's not a miracle button that lets you eat whatever you want . . . I wanted to try to lose weight on my own for a while."

And, indeed, although Manzo avoids salt, sugar, carbs and fat with her new diet regime -- and endures intense sessions with trainer Guy Del Corso -- she still loves to eat.

"I like food," she explains. "I can't drink liquid egg whites for the rest of my life. So I've learned a lot of great ways to cook now . . . I have great willpower."

Her ultimate goal? "Hopefully, by the end of the summer, I'll be in a bikini. I've never worn a bikini in my life!"
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Gretchen Rossi: I’m Not Jealous Of Tamra Barney’s Engagement

Gretchen stopped by to set the record straight about her feud with Alexis and Vicki. Plus, she reveals her own possible engagement to Slade Smiley!

Gretchen Christine Rossi wants you to know that she’s not in a rush to walk down the aisle. spoke to the reality star about part one of the season seven finale of the Real Housewives of Orange County, and she says there’s no jealousy over Tamra Barney‘s engagement.

But will she and Slade Smiley finally get engaged on part two of the finale that airs June 26?
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Melissa & Joe Gorga Owe $2.25M In Mortgage On Their $500K Home
Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Melissa and Joe Gorga just put their Toms River home on the market for half a million dollars, but has exclusively learned the couple owes more than four times that on their mortgage.

According to public property records obtained by from the Ocean County Court House, the Gorga's took out a $2,250,000 mortgage on November 16, 2007 with Sterling Bank, plus interest.

"This mortgage is given as additional collateral for a construction mortgage loan," the paperwork states.
Melissa and Joe originally purchased the home for only $450,000 in 2005 on which they took out an initial mortgage of $360,000 and a secondary mortgage of $45,000.

Looks like Joe's sister Teresa Giudice and her husband aren't the only ones who are in over their heads financially and even visited a bankruptcy attorney to discuss their options.

"In bankruptcy, you are able to start your life again -- and that's exactly what I'm doing. Just because you do bankruptcy doesn't mean you have to crawl and die in a hole," Teresa said.

"Am I terrified of being poor? I don't think I'll ever be poor. Because I am a hard worker and my husband's a hard worker."

As previously reported, Melissa and Joe are unloading their homes because they just can't afford them anymore.

"Melissa and Joe are in way over their heads. Joe owes a lot of people money," a source close to the couple revealed.

"They are portraying a life they that they really didn't live prior to the show. Melissa likes to drop name brands now and has become very arrogant. Joe loves the fact that Joe Giudice has financial issues, yet he's in the same boat!"
Guess now the story will be about seeing whether or not Melissa stays around while she and her husband go through this financial mess--either that or prove Teresa right for being nothing but a "golddigger".

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Ratings for ‘Real Housewives of New York City' Drop Over 20% and That Spells Trouble for Bravo

Somewhere, probably vacationing (per usual), I'm sure that Jill Zarin had a huge kool-aid smile on her face upon reading this news:

‘The Real Housewives of New York” are up a creek without a Cohen.

Ratings for the first two episodes of the Bravo reality series are down considerably over last year, and, worse , a source tells us the franchise’s onetime champion, Bravo exec Andy Cohen, is so busy with his burgeoning career that he’s distanced himself from the show.

Nielsen numbers for the first two episodes of “RHONY” tell a worrisome tale. Compared to the ratings average for last season, the average ratings of the June 4 and 11 episodes of NYC’s “Real Housewives” were down 21% in total viewers — from almost 2 million to 1.6 million.

Based on the same comparison, the season so far is down 22% among viewers 25-54, the key demographic on which advertisers base their commercial buys.

Although only the third episode of “RHONY” aired last night, the ratings will have to pick up soon — and significantly. The show is on track to be the lowest-rated since the 2009 season.

“The new girls don’t seem to be working, and Bravo is concerned,” says one show insider, referring to cast additions Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson.

Well, almost everyone at Bravo is concerned.

One “RHONY” insider says Cohen, the cable network’s exec vice president of original programming and development, “doesn’t care if the ratings for this season tank” and has “backed away from the show.”

The source adds: “This is the first season he’s not editing. He’s busy with other projects and doesn’t have time to go over hours of film.”

Cohen has recently been touring major cities to promote his memoir, “Most Talkative: Stories From Behind the Front Lines of Pop Culture.”

He also has his Bravo talk show, “Watch What Happens Live,” which sources say has become the focus of Cohen’s career aspirations.

That still leaves Bravo with the dilemma of boosting “RHONY’s” ratings, and one source who has worked on the show (but not the current season) suggests it’s time for the cable net to orchestrate the return of drama-generating housewives of yore.

“The best thing they could do is bring back Jill and Alex and pretend this season never happened,” says the source, referring to Jill Zarin and Alex McCord , who were cut from the cast last fall.

Zarin told us, “I’m happy that these new women are enjoying their fame; I’ve reached out and offered [Bravo] any support they need.”

Zarin is working on her own projects, but says she’s puzzled producers felt the need to shake up the cast last season.

“You don’t change what works,” she says.

A Bravo spokesperson says: “We're very happy with  the performance of the first two episodes especially given its new time slot and the current competitive period with over 200 original shows launched in June alone. We love both existing and new cast members.”

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