Friday, August 31, 2012

Brandi Glanville 'Totally Supports' LeAnn Rimes' Decision to Enter Rehab

With the kind of past these two have somehow I don't believe Brandi is being 100% sincere here:
Putting their differences aside, Brandi Glanville is offering her support to ex-husband Eddie Cibrian's second wife, LeAnn Rimes.

On Wednesday, one day after her 30th birthday, Rimes checked herself into an in-patient treatment facility for anxiety and stress, her rep told Us Weekly.
"I totally support LeAnn's decision to enter rehab -- my top priority is my children, and at the end of the day we are a family," Glanville said in an exclusive statement to Us Thursday. "LeAnn is their stepmom, and they love her. I am wishing her all the best and I hope she will find what she is looking for while in rehab."

The 39-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was blindsided in 2009 when Us broke the news of Cibrian's affair with Rimes, his costar in the TV movie Northern Lights; Rimes was married to chef Dean Sheremet at the time. Glanville and Cibrian have two sons together, Mason, 9, and Jake, 5.
RELATED: LeAnn Rimes Enters Treatment for Anxiety and Stress

Phaedra Parks' Husband Apollo Nida Now Modeling For Cynthia Bailey’s The Bailey Agency
Cynthia Bailey of The Real Housewives of Atlanta pulled a few of her celebrity friends into the fold for her recent model search for The Bailey Agency.

Jay-Z’s ROCAWEAR joined forces with the supermodel and her co-host, legendary male model Tyson Beckford, to reveal the fresh new face chosen during the weeks long contest.

The winner, who will most likely be revealed during Season 5 of RHOA, received a $10,000 cash prize from ROCAWEAR, a one year contract with CLICK Models and a double fashion spread in Vibe / Vibe Vixen, shot by celebrity photographer Derek Blanks.

And while that’s all well and good… the real tea is that the event was actually all about Apollo Nida, husband of Bailey’s RHOA castmate, Phaedra Parks who was revealed as The Bailey agency’s newest talent!
Apollo got a job y’all!
RELATED: Should Cynthia Bailey Leave The Real Housewives of Atlanta?

Cheating Allegations Put LuAnn De Lesseps' Relationship With Boyfriend 'On The Rocks'
The Real Housewives of New York City star, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps' relationship with boyfriend Jacques Azoulay, is on the rocks after allegations that she hooked up with a Johnny Depp pirate look-alike while on vacation with fellow cast members in St. Barts, is exclusively reporting.

"All of the housewives are sent advanced copies of the upcoming episode that is going to be aired a week beforehand," a source close to the situation tells exclusively. "Normally, LuAnn and Jacques watch the upcoming episode together but this past week, for the first time in a very long time, they didn't. The footage of LuAnn flirting up a storm with the Johnny Depp look-alike and the revelation that the countess brought him back to the house that night would seriously be a cause of concern for Jacques.

"Compound that with LuAnn's bizarre phone call in which she tells the hot pirate to deny being at the house at all and LuAnn telling Jacques during a telephone call on the vacation that she had run into some of her old Italian friends and Jacques is very, very upset with LuAnn. Jacques just doesn't understand why LuAnn would need to lie about the situation at all, unless she has something to hide. Their relationship is very much on the rocks, despite what LuAnn is publicly saying." 

As previously reported LuAnn begged Bravo executives not to air footage of her and the pirate getting cozy.

"LuAnn begged Bravo execs to not air footage of the Captain Sparrow look-alike leaving the vacation house in the very early morning hours," an insider previously told Radar. "LuAnn was absolutely beside herself at the prospect of the man leaving the house in the same clothes he was wearing the night before being seen on television, especially by her boyfriend."

However, de Lesseps maintains she absolutely didn't cheat on Jacques and wrote on her Bravo blog Tuesday: "What may have looked like infidelity on last night's episode was in reality a ride home with a friend and a tour of the house after an evening of fun on vacation eight months ago."

"Do you think I would bring a man back to a houseful of housewives (and cameras) if I were planning on having an affair?

"My big mistake was trying to avoid the speculation and assumptions by telling a white lie," the Countess revealed, claiming that there is no trouble in paradise. "As I write this, Jacques and I are on vacation and we couldn't be more united and happy."
RELATED: Alex McCord Calls BS on LuAnn's RHONY Cheating Scandal (VIDEO)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Phaedra Parks Dishes On New Workout DVD And The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 5 Premiere
We’ve been waiting with bated breath for the return of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and although we know we have at least a month to go, the premiere of Season 5 will be here before you know it. Just ask star Phaedra Parks!

When a Twitter follower asked Phaedra when the new season of RHoA starts, she replied, “Hopefully September / October, as soon as I know you will too:-).”
RELATED: Phaedra Parks’s Donkey Booty Workout DVD Will Soon Be a Reality!

One Day After Father's Death Paul Nassif Files For Divorce From Adrienne Maloof
The number of actual wives on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" is dwindling even more: Paul Nassif officially filed for divorce from Adrienne Maloof on Tuesday (Aug. 28), reports TMZ.

Nassif was the one to originally file for legal separation from his wife of nine years in July. In the divorce docs, which cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, he reaffirmed that he would like joint custody of his and Maloof's three sons and acknowledged the couple's prenuptial agreement.

Maloof had reportedly planned on filing her own divorce papers simultaneously but backed out at the last minute -- possibly out of respect for Nassif, who lost his father the day before filing.

"Adrienne and I have tried very hard to make our marriage work, but this is the best course for both of us," Nassif tells TMZ. "This is a difficult time for our family and my prime focus is to ensure our boys are well and happy. In addition, sadly I just lost my father yesterday -- a man who taught me how to be a man. I deeply appreciate the outpouring of support from family, friends and patients. We will get through this."
RELATED: Camille Grammer Sends Her Support to Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif

Gretchen Rossi Talks Overcoming Bulimia, Working Out With Hotel Lamps
With such a fast-paced schedule, how does Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi ever find time to work out?

“Because I travel so much, I end up doing a lot of my workouts on the road,” Rossi told Celebuzz in an exclusive interview. “I know it sounds silly, but I’ll literally get into a hotel room, pick up the bedside lamp and start doing bicep curls. Sometimes you just have to improvise when you don’t have the time.”

Revealing her “get fit” tips, Rossi — who ranked No. 25 on the Celebuzz 101 Hot Bodies countdown — gave Celebuzz the scoop on her guilty pleasures, her new secret health habit and which housewives she thinks are the hottest. (Hint: She doesn’t share an area code with any of them.)

Celebuzz: What was the ‘a-ha moment’ in your life that made you want to take health and fitness to the next level?
Gretchen Rossi:
I grew up playing soccer and softball, and was a cheerleader. So, I’ve always been extremely athletic. As far as taking my health to the next level, though, it was actually in high school, because I suffered from an eating disorder. When I finally decided I wanted to get healthy and educated about how to stay in shape, I went and got my personal training certificate. I started training other people in college, which really helped me get past my own issues, because I was able to help people in that way. Now, I’m totally capable of knowing how to take care of myself on my own.

Celebuzz: What exercises do you do to stay in shape?
I work so much that I don’t get the consistent time to be in the gym any longer. I do have a trainer that I work with, Ken Rawlins, and he’s amazing. I have him meet me at the house because my schedule is that crazy! He brings a bunch of equipment with him and we do everything from free weights and exercises on the bench to work with rubber bands and these things called gliders that I found. We’ve been using those a lot lately, which has been really fun. Basically, we do a lot of lunges and squats and pushups on a ball.

Celebuzz: What’s on your workout playlist?
 I definitely work out to music; it’s more motivating. But there are times that you don’t need it. I go on walks on the mornings that I’m up early. The dawn is so beautiful that you really don’t need music. Normally, though, I listen to a playlist of “ampy,” get-you-going songs. Lately, it’s been my own song “Unbreakable”; it’s really a great workout song! I didn’t even realize what a great workout song it was until I put it on my iPod; it really gets me going. Also, I absolutely love anything by Britney SpearsLady Gaga and Katy Perry.


Celebuzz: What’s your guilty pleasure?
Alcohol will always be on my list. I’m really more of a social drinker and have a cocktail when I’m out on the town on a Friday or Saturday night with friends. And, if I feel like having a bite of dessert when I’m out, I will. I won’t do much more than that, because that’s when you end up eating the entire dessert. I don’t do well with that.

Celebuzz: Do you have any secrets for total body confidence when putting on a bikini?
First and foremost, get a spray tan; that’s the number-one top secret. It really helps to disguise cellulite. Also, little things like a really good moisturizer that makes you look shiny and pretty really helps, too.

Celebuzz: Do you have a secret habit that is part of your healthy lifestyle?
In the last three months, I’ve really been been upping my vitamin intake — MSM, Grapeseed Extract, things like that. I’m also trying this new product called Play Again, for healthy joints, because when I workout a lot they sometimes ache and hurt. I hate to swallow pills, let alone having to take them; but you really start to see your body change, so it’s worth it.
RELATED: Real Housewives' Gretchen Rossi Thinks Alexis Bellino Is Copying Her, ‘Single White Female’ Style

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ramona Singer Makes Peace With Heather Thomson, Dishes on LuAnn's Shady Behavior and Says Aviva Drescher Verbally Abused Her
St. Barths was beyond amazing! It's always a treat to be able to leave NYC in January when it is so cold and ugly, especially when you get to land on this dream island!

I have been happily married for over twenty years and I must say that even I was looking forward to having a blast with just the girls. Sometimes you need that time with your girlfriends without children and husbands/significant others. Little did I know what I was getting into . . .

We really got off to a bang on our first night out -- Le Ti was so much fun! As you all well know, I love dancing! After everything that has gone on between Heather and me, it looks like all we needed was a little dance?! Once Heather, Carole and I got on top of the tables to dance it was sealed. Heather and I reached an unspoken understanding with each other.

How many times did LuAnn say Thomas looks like Johnny Depp? Was it just me or was she obsessing a bit with the way he looked? I really don't know why LuAnn would lie about having Thomas over to the home. And to say Italian people, not French?

LuAnn got so busted with her telephone conversation. I can't believe she even said she would continue to lie to us girls! "He cannot say he was here last night, I told the girls it was a group." I'm still a bit confused as to how she thought it would not get out. LuAnn does make up stories, as we all just saw with Thomas. Kind of reminds me of that bizarre story she was telling that I threatened her with her children . . . hmmm.
I was shocked that Reid was staying at our villa on this girls' trip. That was never the plan. I was not the only one who felt this wasn’t going to be a positive change in plans. LuAnn even said, "The dynamics will change when Reid comes." Remember that for next week's episode!!!!

I'm off to Michigan tomorrow for three Ramona Pinot appearances! Check out the details at, and while you're at it, explore my all-new site a bit!
Til next time . . .
RELATED: Ramona Singer: Aviva Drescher Gets Verbally Abusive After St. Barts

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tamra Barney Suffers Hernia, Thought She Was 'Going To Die'

"Real Housewives of Orange County" star TAMRA BARNEY had to call 911 after doubling over in pain from a hernia that severely affected her bowels.  “I thought I was going to die,” she told The ENQUIRER in an exclusive interview from an Orange County Hospital.
“For the past month or so, I thought what I had was maybe an ulcer, every once in a while I would get these excruciating pains but they would go away, on Monday night they didn’t.
“It was around 7pm Monday [August 27] Eddie was gone to a meeting and I was home alone sitting on the couch drinking a cup of coffee when a sharp pain hit me like a ton of bricks; at first I thought it would go away, but it didn’t.”
Tamra got so concerned, she sent out this tweet to her 350K plus followers: Tamra Barney @TamraBarney “S**t here we go again, think its time to see a doctor? Severe pain in upper stomach after drinking coffee. Ulcer maybe?”
Tamra elaborated to The ENQUIRER, “Within in minutes I was doubled over, it was the worst pain I’ve ever suffered in my life, it was 100 times more painful than childbirth.
“I could barely talk when I called 911… an ambulance came within minutes and rushed me to the hospital.
“At the hospital doctors first thought I had a perforated ulcer, but what they found after conducting some tests, was much more complex, a hernia the size of a dollar in my abdomen wall that my bowels were entering through.”
Her emergency surgery that began at 2AM lasted almost three hours.
Tamra told The ENQUIRER she is worried and still doesn’t know the prognosis, but is glad to know what has been causing her such pain for the past month.
Tamra, who was planning to leave with Eddie on a vacation, is thankful that her emergency happened while at home and not on vacation.
“Doctors told me that if I had waited much longer I could have lost half of my bowel or worse,”  Tamra added.
She hopes to be released from the hospital by her birthday on Sunday. 
RELATED: ‘RHOOC’ Tamra Barney gets email from hateful stalker

Caroline Manzo: I'm Not Bullying Teresa Giudice
Love her or hate her, Caroline Manzo is speaking her personal truth when it comes to Real Housewives of New Jersey costar Teresa Giudice.

Airing their dirty laundry in a shocking, expletive-laden fight on Sunday's episode, Manzo and Giudice -- still at odds over Giudice's reference to Manzo in her Fabulicious cookbook -- spoke to Andy Cohen after the show on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live Sunday night. (The foes chatted via separate taped segments about the nasty incident that happened a year ago in Napa Valley, Calif.)
"I only got involved when she turned around and said 'I apologize for the cookbook,'" said Manzo, 51, who declared her frenemy to be a "sociopath" and a "fraud" during their wide-ranging spat that led to Giudice storming out and calling Manzo a "c--t." "The apologies were always for the cameras, for the public reaction. I'm never going to accept it so [she should] shut up already. Just say to me 'I was so angry about you and I was a bitch.'"

In her own interview segment with Cohen, Giudice, 40, brushed off Manzo's insults. "Caroline thinks she's better than everybody. She's definitely not better than me," Giudice said. "What she says to me doesn't really bother me. Caroline has nothing on me. I don't know what's happening in her head. She's a very angry person."

As she and Giudice sever their friendship ties for good, Manzo told Cohen she's anxious to put season 4 of Real Housewives to bed -- and isn't worried one bit about being labeled a villain.
"Understand one thing: I have never attacked her, never said anything that wasn't in response to something she said to me. I do get agitated and I'm only human," Manzo -- who shares grown kids Albie, Christopher and Lauren with husband Albert -- said. "If [viewers] think I'm a bully, that's fine. I just want my husband and kids to love Caroline Manzo and I'm good. If I have to be the most hated woman in the country because of that moment, so be it. That's my truth."
RELATED: Caroline Manzo: Teresa Giudice Is a "Sociopath," "Fraud"

Monday, August 27, 2012

Camille Grammer Speaks On Kelsey's Interview, Says 'I Wish Him No Ill Will'
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Camille Grammer tells exclusively that she has "no ill will" towards ex-husband, Kelsey Grammer after he said in an interview that he felt obligated to give his third wife "fame."

"I wish [Kelsey] no ill will and I have moved on," Camille tells exclusively. The blond beauty was married to the former Cheers star for more than 10 years and the couple has two children together. Kelsey filed for divorce from Camille after meeting flight attendant, Kayte Walsh in 2010, it was finalized last year. Two weeks later, Kelsey married Kayte and she recently gave birth to a daughter, Faith.

As previously reported, Kelsey and Kayte were recently interviewed together. Preview clips released ahead of the interview, which will air this Sunday, reveal that Kelsey still has a lot to say about Camille, even though he refuses to even say her name!

Kelsey said that he felt he owed "fame" to Camille, claiming, "I did believe that I owed something to that person, that I owed fame. She had given up so much to just endure this horrible life she had with me."

Camille's divorce to Kelsey was featured on the first season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Sources close to the situation tell Radar that Camille was blindsided by Kelsey's decision to pull the plug on the marriage.
RELATED: Camille/Kelsey Grammer Malibu Mansion for Sale $17.9 Million

Bethenny Frankel Announces Contest For Skinnygirl Shapewear Fashion Show
The star of the "Bethenny" show, Bethenny Frankel has updated her official Twitter account today to share some exciting news. The star has published a link to her official website, to announce that she is holding a contest to meet some of her fans at a New York City event next month. A fashion show for Frankel's Skinnygirl Shapewear line is the event that will take place during Fashion's Night Out on September 6. Three fans will be chosen.

Bethenny Frankel wrote on Twitter today: "Enter to meet me in New York for a Skinnygirl Shapewear ! ." The rules, and what one must do to enter the contest, can be viewed on her website. Frankel's Skinnygirl Shapewear line has become an instant hit with fans, and she has created a very successful brand of various products.

The star also launched a new talk show in June, and fans are hoping to see it return, and made available in various markets. She also appeared on "Real Housewives of New York City" for a number of seasons, as well as her spin-off, "Bethenny Ever After."
RELATED: Bethenny Frankel: Daughter Bryn’s Yummy Cupcake Bedoom

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Adrienne Maloof Working On Spin Off Show
Goodbye Beverly Hills, hello network show!

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof is trying to branch out from the ladies of 90210 with her own reality show, and has exclusive details about the development plans for her new gig.

NBC is in talks with Adrienne and her family to put the show on their network, which is the parent of Bravo, the home of the hit Housewives shows, a source reveals.

"The show is in the works and it will focus on Adrienne and her brothers and the Maloof family businesses. The show is in the early planning stages but it will be a competition-style reality show based around family businesses,” the source says.

Adrienne and her plastic surgeon husband, Dr. Paul Nassif, split up just as they finished shooting the third season of their reality show, and she has found herself the target of her co-stars Lisa Vanderpump and Brandi Glanville's ire.

“The new show will not be a catty fight fest, but will focus on finding new businesses,” the source says.

“Everyone is very excited about the possible new show and the network believes in the Maloof brand of luxury, business, family and hard work ethics.”
RELATED:  Brandi Glanville Hints at Who Is Buying Followers, Leaking Stories

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Lisa Vanderpump Disses Prince Harry's Penis
Prince Harry's package is so small ... he shouldn't be allowed to call himself a prince at all  -- this according to British "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump.

Lisa was out in Beverly Hills earlier today when we asked if she's seen the pictures -- and she must have been living under a rock the last 12 hours ... because she hadn't.

So our camera guy showed them to her on his phone -- and Lisa replied, "I need a magnifying glass to see that! Hold on, let me get my glasses."

Once she got a good look, Lisa handed the phone back in disbelief, saying, "That's not a ROYAL penis!"

Oh, but it is.

Sonja Morgan Avoids Event With Aviva Drescher
Aviva Drescher apparently is so scary that one of her co-stars refuses to be in the same room with her and has exclusive details about her latest feud with Sonja Morgan.

Aviva attended the 13th annual BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis at the W New York Hotel Thursday night and even though her Real Housewives of New York City co-star Sonja was on the guest list and had confirmed she would be there she didn’t show up because of Aviva.

“Sonja Morgan was invited and she was supposed to be here but when she found out I was going she refused to show up,” Aviva told Fox News correspondent Tom Murro.

“I guess she was afraid of me and was too scared to show her face,” the blonde housewife dished about her co-star.

After trying to set her “sex addict” Dad up with Sonja this season it looks Aviva isn’t Sonja’s favorite housewife.
RELATED: PHOTO & VIDEO: RHONY’S Aviva Drescher Shares How She Really Feels

Friday, August 24, 2012

Kelsey Grammer Tells Oprah He 'Owed' Camille Fame
More than a year after the divorce, Kelsey Grammer is still taking jabs at his ex-wife, former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Camille Grammer.

In a preview of clip for Sunday night's episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter," Grammer tells Oprah Winfrey he believes he "owed" Camille fame after Winfrey presses the "Boss" star on the circumstances of the split.

"You already knew your marriage was over, it had already gone on too long, according to you, because it was over when it started and it was a facade," Winfrey says to Grammer. "But you lacked the courage to come home and say something."

"Yeah, I did. And I did believe that I owed something to that person, that I owed fame," Grammer says, refusing to use Camille's name.

"She had given up so much to just endure this horrible life she had with me," Grammer continues, sarcastically.

It's not the first time the former "Frasier" star has claimed his ex-wife owes her celebrity to him. In October 2011, he told Australian morning show "Sunrise" that Camille's reality TV career was his "parting gift" to her. "It was a very difficult marriage and a very difficult decade," he said. "I thought, 'So long, here's a present for you.'"

The couple's messy divorce was finalized in February 2011. Just two weeks later, he wed current wife Kayte Walsh, a flight attendent he admitted to starting an affair with six months before splitting with Camille. Walsh and Grammer welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Faith, in July 2012. 
Camille's gotsa respond to this.

RELATED: Kelsey Grammer says he paid Camille in fame

Ramona Singer Claims Jill Zarin Is Miserable Because She Isn’t Filming ‘RHONY’
In an exclusive interview with Wetpaint Entertainment, The Real Housewives of New York star Ramona Singer opens up about her “strained” relationship with Aviva Drescher since their vacation in St. Bart’s (check out this preview of Season 5, Episode 13: “Pirate Booty Call”), and how she feels about Jill Zarin (hint: not good).  
Wetpaint Entertainment: What do you have to say to Jill Zarin’s recent comment that you all seem miserable on the show?

Ramona Singer: None of us are miserable. We’re a great success. Ratings are good, Bravo is happy and the fans are getting involved. Everyone’s happy. She’s the one that’s miserable.

How did you feel about Heather’s recent comments about Mario?
You know what? I love my husband, I love my daughter. My husband is a stand-up guy. Everyone adores him. He allows me to be me. I love the way he came to my defense. He’s very gallant in that way.

How are your friendships with Aviva and Carole right now?
Carole and I always got along. We’re friendly. Aviva and I are strained right now because I don’t like the way she spoke to me in St. Bart’s.

Do their tweets upset you?
No, not at all. I tell them to tweet, it’s good for the show.
RELATED: Ramona Singer: Aviva Drescher "Scared Me" With Outburst

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Jacqueline Laurita Reveals Son Has Autism
Jacqueline Laurita had tried for years to have another baby, so when she finally welcomed son Nicholas three years ago, the proud mom celebrated his every achievement.

But then, at around 18 months old, Nicholas began regressing with his speech and motor skills, then refusing to answer to his name or notice people enter a room.

"We had no idea what was going on," the Real Housewives of New Jersey star, who hid her son's medical issues from the reality cameras as she continued taping season 4 last year, tells PEOPLE exclusively.

After an agonizing wait to see multiple doctors, the Lauritas got a diagnosis: Nicholas is autistic.
"I worry about him being independent when he's older," admits Jacqueline, who is also mom to Ashlee, 21, and C.J., 10. "I spend all my time researching what we can do for him."

Adds her husband Chris: "You never want to think that your child isn't perfectly healthy. We didn't want to believe it was true." 

NeNe Leakes Is A Grandmother
Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes might have to pack away a few pairs of her Christian Louboutin heels if she's going to chase after her new granddaughter.

In an interview with In Touch magazine, Leakes shows off her little bundle of joy, Bri'asia, who was born in June.

"I always wanted to have a girl," she says, "and now I have one! She's just adorable."

But it wasn't an easy road to grandmotherhood, Leakes says. Her 22-year-old son Bryson didn't even tell her he and his girlfriend were expecting!

"I only found out about everything because I ran into (his girlfriend) Ashley when she was more than six months along," she says. "I said, 'You look pregnant.' And she said, 'Hasn't Bryson told you?' But he hadn't because he knew that I wouldn't approve of him having a child so young."

Leakes adds that she's had no problem financing her granddaughter's life since she's in a position to help Ashley, 21, as she comes to terms with being a young mother.

"I paid for everything in the nursery: the clothing, the diapers. I don't want her to feel strapped."
RELATED: NeNe Leakes is living the high-profile life in Hollywood

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Carole Radziwill Calls Other Real Housewives of New York "Crazy Bitches"
Carole Radziwill is arguably the most grounded castmate on The Real Housewives of New York Season 5. She certainly manages to stay out of most of the intense fights, preferring to watch from the sidelines and save the quips for her confessionals.

So maybe it's no surprise that in this sneak peek of Season 5, Episode 13, Carole seems a bit nervous to introduce her boyfriend, Russ Irwin, to the gang while they are on vacay in St. Bart's.

"These crazy bitches," she whispers while she hugs him — but it sounds less mean than just plain exhausted. "They're always fighting," she explains. "I mean, I don't even know what they're talking about."

Fortunately the first meeting seems to go okay. Well, except for the part where Sonja Morgan starts rambling about how sexy Carole is, and how nervous she is about embarrassing Carole on the trip...
RELATED: 'RHONY' LuAnn de Lesseps FINALLY Realizes Carole Radziwill Can't Stand Her

Teresa Giudice "Begged" Bravo to Not Air Episode Where Husband Joe Calls Her A "C--T"
Joe Giudice had a lot of explaining to do to his wife Teresa after Sunday's episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

In a new Bravo blog post, the reality star admits that she initially wasn't aware of the ugly insults her husband spewed during a Napa Valley outing in which Joe calls Teresa "my bitch wife" and, most distressing, a "c--t" -- getting notified about the on-air tirade shortly before the episode's broadcast.

"Once I watched it, I was sick. I felt like I'd been kicked in the stomach," Teresa wrote in her blog Monday after the episode aired. She admits she had, futilely, "begged" the network to yank the episode before Sunday, but, as Teresa explains, "When you sign up for a TV show, you sign up to show everything. . . Kind of like that other promise: for better or worse. Welcome to the 'worse.'"

Though Joe Giudice's bad behavior is a common storyline on the Bravo series, Teresa insists her husband doesn't speak that way to her at home -- and doesn't remember him using such language during their wine country getaway with the Wakiles, Manzos and Gorgas. Still, "It hurt my feelings, and it was horrible to watch played out on national TV," says Teresa, who argued that her husband may have been intoxicated at the time.
"Believe me, if he talked to me like that regularly, we would not be together," the mom of four daughters insists, adding that her husband did apologize after the episode aired -- one year after their Napa trip took place. "I don't know why the camera [and alcohol] brings out the worst in him. . . it just does."
Though she and Joe are on better terms now, the reality star admits that she's considered pulling the plug on their marriage -- but is instead weathering the storm.

"Joe and I are happy together now. He's a great dad and a great husband and we still really like each other. He's not perfect, I'm not perfect, but you put up with each other's faults for the good of the whole," she writes. "Should I break up my family and leave him because he called me an ugly name a year ago? My pride wants to of course, but I don't think that's the right or responsible thing to do."
Blame it on the alcohol...Jamie Foxx must be so proud.

RELATED: Teresa Giudice Makes Out With Husband Joe After He Calls Her "My Bitch Wife"

Adrienne Maloof May Leave Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to Save Her Marriage
Adrienne Maloof is reportedly trying to work things out with her husband of 10 years, Paul Nassif, and fixing their marriage might mean the third season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will be her last.

The couple is separated, and Radar Online quotes a source who says, “Adrienne's friends have been telling her that she must quit the show, if she has any hopes of reconciling with [Paul].”

Reports say filming for Season 3 was particularly rough for Adrienne and the strain “certainly took a toll on her marriage.” As a result, the source reports, Adrienne is thinking of ending her time on the Real Housewives “because she has just had enough.”

The show’s taping only ended in July and likely won’t start until May of 2013, so she has a long time to decide whether or not she wants to return.
RELATED:  Exclusive Video: Adrienne Maloof, Dr. Paul Nassif's Relationship Is "Very Volatile"

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

NeNe Leakes Finally Buys L.A. Home
After months of pondering whether or not she should take the plunge and purchase a home in Los Angeles, it looks like NeNe Leakes has finally made up her mind.

On Aug. 16 NeNe tweeted, “Slept n my LA house last nite 4 the first time & heard coyotes #scary.” 
We wouldn’t be too thrilled about having coyotes as neighbors either, but we’re glad NeNe finally caved and purchased herself some undoubtedly fabulous L.A. digs. With roles on The New Normal and Glee (both of which shoot in L.A.), we’re sure NeNe will be getting plenty of use out of her new west coast abode!
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LuAnn De Lesseps Dishes Her 10 Best Summer Entertaining Tips
Already an author, actress, reality star, mother and New York City socialite, Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City castmember Countess LuAnn de Lesseps knows a thing or two about entertaining society’s upper crust.

And now she wants to share her party planning know-how for a memorable summer soiree exclusively with Celebuzz.

Here are the Countess’ top 10 summer entertaining tips to bring out your inner-hostess and make your next bash the hottest of the summer season.

What are her festive ideas?

1. Send a “save the date” in the mail or via email a month or two in advance so that you get on your friends’ calendars before they book up. You can also send a fun Evite invitation, which is better in the summer since mail often goes to the guest’s main residence rather than their summer homes. Remember to indicate how guests should RSVP, the time it begins and the dress code for the party.

2. Invite a variety of people. Having a mix of guests from all walks of life makes any gathering more interesting.

3. Circulate your party. Introduce people to one another, spark up conversations, or tell a good joke or two when there’s a lull in conversation.

4. Plan a creative and fun menu that works well in the hot summer months. Keep the food colorful, light and fresh. Think ceviche, grilled chicken and fish, and cold salads. Passed hors d’oeuvres followed by a buffet supper is a great option for summer dinner parties.

5. Put your mark on the drinks. I love to serve Rose and white wines — but serving signature cocktails in the hot summer months is also a great idea. Think sparkly and fruity when choosing the libations.

6. Greet your guests at the door with a smile on your face and a glass of wine in your hand. If the party is outside, make it clear where your guests should go upon arriving by stationing a friend or a staff member at the entrance.
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Caroline Manzo Has A Book Deal
"Real Housewife" Caroline Manzo wants to tell it straight.

The brash star of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" has a deal for "Let Me Tell You Something," in which she will give life lessons on family, friendship and long-term happiness. It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Monday that the book will come out March 26, 2013.

Manzo, who turns 51 next week, has been married since 1984 to Albert Manzo, who runs The Brownstone, an event and catering facility in Paterson, N.J. They have three children.
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Monday, August 20, 2012

Alexis Bellino Issues Ultimatum To Bravo: I’m Not Returning Without Backup

Alexis is on point here. Sure, she may have Vicki on her side now, but the fact that Vicki was close friends with and thought she could trust someone evil and mean like Tamra still doesn't make sense to me. Then too, why not play some hardball with Bravo, who clearly wants her back? But considering how much husband Jim hates RHOC (with good reason), for Alexis to go against her husband's wishes and have to put up with Tamra, she should get everything she wants (tho I guess Bravo did try this before with Peggy Tanous, but it never helps to bring on a "friend" who once slept with your husband)...just please don't the new friend be Sarah Winchester because she's batshit crazy:
Alexis Bellino certainly saw her relationships change on the last season of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County.

Previously, she told Celebuzz she wasn’t sure whether she would sign on for Season 8 as she licked her wounds after last season’s brutal reunion specials.

What does the Housewife need in order to return next season?

“If I do the show again, I would have to have a friend on the show with me,” she tells Celebuzz exclusively.

She later explains, “Who wants to go into a pack of wolves and not have anyone with her? I would definitely want to have a friend.”

Bellino certainly had a tough season as she and new castmember Heather Dubrow were like oil and water from the get-go. And to make matters worse, former enemies Gretchen Rossi and Tamra Barney called a truce that left Bellino out in the cold.

Bellino’s ultimatum for coming back on the show may stem from hurt feelings, as she felt ganged up on during the Season 7 reunion specials.

“I think we have a really good season and it was a really good cast,” she says. “But, I feel like it doesn’t have to be so hateful and mean all the time. We could still have a really good season, just not being so mean.”

In response to Celebuzz’s request for comment, a Bravo spokesperson tells us, “We have not yet made an announcement about a Season 8 pickup.”

Bellino, a married mother of three, joined the cast on its fifth season.
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Melissa Gorga Talks Husband Joe’s Napa Nudity and Current State of Relationship With Teresa Guidice
Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga sat down with Celebuzz executive editor Joseph Kapsch for a fun and far-ranging discussion at NYC’s W Hotel Union Square, where she was celebrating the launch of Voli Vodka’s new Light Line of which she’s the spokesperson.
During the chat over drinks, the super delightful Gorga spoke about whether viewers can expect the current ceasefire in the drama with sister-in-law Teresa Guidice to hold out for the rest of the season.   “There’s a couple don’t miss moments coming up between Caroline and Teresa and the Posh Fashion show has some stuff,” revealed Gorga.
The Napa Valley trip episode, filmed last year, featured a thaw in the relationship between Gorga and Guidice along with some welcome lighthearted moments between the families.  When asked about the current state of the relationship with Guidice, Gorga responded: “Well, what you’re seeing now is footage from last summer, so there’s a lot happening in a year’s time. It got a little rocky, unfortunately, not because I wanted it to, or because I didn’t do everything you’re seeing in these episodes. Everything you saw on this last episode was real. I meant every moment of it. I was truly, genuinely truly enjoying her company. I would never imagine someone would throw a punch after that…  But there’s a couple bumps that come after that and you’ll see them on the show.”  Gorga also revealed the real story behind why husband Joe Gorga was stripped down to his undies for most of last Sunday’s episode.
“I wish my husband would stop getting naked on camera. We’ll be sitting on the couch watching the show and I’ll look at him and say, ‘Do you like this?’ ” joked Gorga, “No, but see they didn’t show why he was in his underwear the whole episode. He had a bet with Albie [Manzo]. My husband had these really nice swim shorts. These awesome swim shorts that I just bought for him and so Albie wanted to wear them and they had a bet and Albie won the bet so he had to give his shorts to Albie. But they didn’t show that, so you’re just thinking he’s just walking around in his underwear but there was a reason he was.”
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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ramona Singer Says Sonja Morgan Is "Riding Both Sides of the Fence" With Me and Heather Thomson
I think Sonja Morgan's idea of having two looks for her photo shoot was a good one, which I encouraged her to pursue. Heather Thomson had a strong vision for the half-naked man with the toaster (which I, for one, still don't get!)

Sonja had an equally strong vision to have shots of herself alone and also separate shots of the toaster. I was surprised, though, by the choice of the male model -- I don't think he was as cut or as built as he could have been considering he was to be the focal point of the packaging. I still believe a focus group before shooting would provided the answers of what direction to take.

I was very excited about the launch of my Ramona Red Wine. The Pierre is a very special place to me, it is where Mario and I renewed our vows. This was the perfect place to host the introduction of my Sangiovese Merlot from Tuscany. It just so happened I was also on the cover of two magazines J'Adore and Millennium -- I have never been on one cover, let alone two, so I thought, why not celebrate that also?

The fact that Luann de Lesseps has no comprehension that my wine is a large business which I am passionate about and invested in just proves to me her lack of business savvy. I was so thrilled about introducing the newest addition to my Ramona wine brand -- now I have a red to complement my white. What people don't know is I enjoy my red wine as much as I do white -- I don't drink red wine in public as it would end up all over myself and friends (LOL!)

The last thing I wanted was an altercation with Heather that night. Sonja had told me that she wasn't being listened to at the photo shoot and wanted me there to make sure her voice was heard -- and told me point-blank that Heather did not want me there. Heather and I had a conversation a few weeks prior that in the future she would communicate with me, so the London scenario wouldn't be repeated. I was upset, as I felt she should have picked up the phone and said "Ramona you can be a pain in the ass, so I don't want you on the set " I felt Heather was being dishonest to me by not personally conveying I wasn't allowed to be there.
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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Kyle Richards Talks Dodging the Reality TV Relationship Curse
The women of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are coiffed and coutured so it only makes sense that one of their kind—Kyle Richards—has created a place where shopping isn't just an errand, it's a method of relaxation and socialization.

"We wanted it to be very inviting and comfortable," Richards told PARADE about her store Kyle by Alene Too (which is open now in where else? Beverly Hills!).

"It's a place where people want to sit down and hang out. It really is the new place we hang out. My husband had the girls recently while I was in New York for work and they hung out at the store! I want people to feel comfortable and glamorous at the same time."

Read on for more about her transformation into a businesswoman, keeping her marriage strong, her exciting TV plans, and chopping off her flowing, chestnut mane:

On becoming the boss.

"It's been a real learning process. My partners in Boca have successful stores there so they were really teaching me the ropes. Then getting the store up and running was another learning process between permits and Beverly Hills codes. It's been a fun process and I've learned a lot. It's brought out the businesswoman in me."

On changing her habits.

"I can't shop anywhere else. I used to have to run around to a million different stores to get everything I needed but now everything is under one roof. So now I don't like shopping anywhere else unless I have to. I think I'll eventually have to do [menswear]. Dedicate a corner to men and maybe kids. My girls run in there all the time and Portia asks where the things are for her."

Kyle on reality TV vs. Kyle in reality.

"On the show, we go to a lot of events so we're dressed up a lot. But at home, I have little to no makeup on and am just in jeans and a t-shirt or leggings. I have to be comfortable when I'm at home."

Her luscious locks.

"I have cut it before. My hair grows really fast and when I'm on the show, I have to color it sometimes and I wish it wouldn't grow as fast so I wouldn't have to color it as much when we're shooting. I've cut it many times. The shortest I ever cut it was to my shoulders. I dyed it blonde and had that choppy, Sally Hershberger cut that was so popular. It just did not look good on me. Some people didn't have the nerve to tell me until it grew out. This is just the look I feel the most comfortable in and is the most like me."

Her big TV news.

"I only stepped away from acting when I was pregnant and my babies were little. I was on ER for ten years on and off. I was pregnant during some of it and hiding my stomach in my scrubs. I really have a passion [for acting]. I actually sold a pilot. I can't say what network but it's a half-hour sitcom. I can't say yet [what it's about] but I'm really excited about it." 
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Jill Zarin Says The RHONY Cast Is “Miserable and Going Through a Really Hard Time”
Former Real Housewives of New York City star Jill Zarin claims that some of the remaining cast members on the show are “miserable.”

“I’m in contact with a few of the current girls,” Zarin, age, told Celebuzz Tuesday night at Manhattan’s Dopo Teatro East, where she and family members were getting ready to send her daughter, Ally, back to college.

“I’m not going to name names, but what I will say is that they are miserable and going through a really, really hard time.”

“They hear what other people think of them or say about them and it hurts,” she explained, when Celebuzz asked why the unnamed ladies were miserable. “Sometimes it’s the truth and the truth can hurt too.”

“It’s unnatural for you to know what other people are thinking. We all go through life through rose-colored glasses. Could you imagine if you could actually hear people’s thoughts?”

Last September, Zarin was let go from the popular Bravo series after four seasons, along with Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop.

The girls were eventually replaced by three new HousewivesAviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson — in time for the show’s fifth season, which premiered to lower ratings in June.

Asked why the show’s ratings — which had fallen 21 percent from last season over the first two episodes — were down, Zarin cited the cast shake-ups as a potential reason.

“I think they changed the formula that worked,” she said. “I don’t know why. I think they changed it too soon. Why would you change the formula of a show when the ratings were up 15 or 20 percent last year? I say, you change the show when the ratings are down, because then there’s only one way to go, hopefully, and that’s up.”

“We’ll see where they go,” she added. “I only wish them the best. I loved doing the show when I did it. But it was a different cast; there were only five of us. It was great. But we’ve all changed from fame, some in a better way than others. But I loved doing it and what it’s brought to me and my family. I think it’s also caused me to pay attention more to staying in shape and taking care of myself.”

In the meantime, Zarin has plenty to look forward to. On her plate: a weekly gig on the new ABC series Good Afternoon America, and an August 22 appearance on HSN to promote her Skweez Couture, which you can tune in to at 1AM, 6AM, 1PM and 3PM.
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