Monday, December 31, 2012

Faye Resnick Contacts Police Over Dangerous Threats

Of course, it'd be foolish to not wonder if a Brandi Glanville stan has something to do with this:
Faye Resnick -- Kyle Richard's best friend and who regularly appears on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," claims a strange person has been following her and even left her a threatening letter.

Law enforcement tells TMZ, Resnick -- who also wrote a book accusing OJ Simpson of murdering her then-best friend Nicole Brown SImpson -- called police to report someone was tailing her.

Resnick -- who has also modeled for Playboy -- told cops someone even snuck on to her property and plastered a threatening note on her car.

We're told police are on the hunt but don't have a suspect.

In the meantime, cops have been doing extra patrols on Faye's block.
RELATED: Did Bravo Remove Faye Resnick’s RHOBH Bravo Blog Because Of Negative Fan Reaction?

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Lynne Curtin Files for Divorce
Real Housewives of Orange County star Lynne Curtin has officially filed for divorce.

Just six days after her fellow Bravo star Bethenny Frankel announced she is separating from husband Jason Hoppy, Curtin has filed to end her marriage to Frank Curtin, her husband of 22 years.

According to TMZ, she cited "irreconcilable differences" in her divorce documents and has asked a judge to award her spousal support.

Curtin announced the couple's separation in May 2012, saying: "I love Frank, but it was time to go out on my own.

"Who knows what the future holds, but I'm looking forward to doing the things that I want to do."

Her former husband added at the time: "I'm not a willing participant in this. It hurts to even think about it or talk about it. Call me old-fashioned, but I take my vows very seriously."

The Curtins married in 1990 and have two daughters, 24-year-old Raquel and 21-year-old Alexa.

The couple appeared on seasons four and five of Real Housewives Of Orange County, with their financial problems forming the primary focus of their plotlines.
RELATED: Tamra Barney, Peggy Tanous & Lynne Curtin — RHOOC Reunion!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Phaedra Parks Expecting Baby #2
It’s celebrity baby season! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks has announced that she’s pregnant with her second child!

The happy news for Phaedra and her husband Apollo Nida will make her son Ayden a big brother.
Ayden’s birth was filmed for Season 3 of her reality show, and while season 5 has already wrapped she might be able to show off her baby bump at the reunion show!

Phaedra is a top entertainment lawyer in Atlanta and her hubby is a personal trainer.

They’re spending the Christmas vacation in the Bahamas together.
RELATED: Phaedra Parks Spends Christmas With Kandi Burruss in the Caribbean (PHOTO)

Friday, December 28, 2012

'The Real Housewives Of Miami' Reunion: Adriana de Moura Sidi Calls Joanna Krupa An Alcoholic
"The Real Housewives of Miami" gathered for the first of their reunion specials after the close of the second season. Adriana De Moura Sidi took the opportunity to address a topic she felt was on almost everyone's mind throughout the season.

"You are an alcoholic," she said to Joanna Krupa, adding, "She’s an alcoholic. She’s a mental case."
Joanna denied it, although she did admit, "I get a little more intense when I drink."

By this point, though, Adriana was determined to get through this topic, as if the reunion were an intervention for the supermodel and she was running it. "Your mom has said you’re evil when you drink, your sister said, "I hate when you drink,' your fiance says you’re an embarrassment."

But does Joanna have a drinking problem? She certainly exhibited some bad behavior under the influence of alcohol throughout the season. Celebrity Dirty Laundry seems to agree with Adriana, writing that they're glad the reunion acknowledged her "clear-cut drinking problem."
RELATED:  The Real Housewives of Miami Season 2 Episode 16 Recap 12/27/12

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Teresa Giudice Spotted Talking to Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo
Based on what we thought we knew about Season 5 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, we were shocked to stumble upon a picture of Teresa Giudice talking to fellow H’wives Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita.

According to various reports, many (if not all) of the Jersey Housewives refused to film with Teresa, but this picture from All About the Real Housewives tells a different story. In the pic, Tre is clearly seen conversing with Caroline and Jacqueline at the Damian and Beau Monde Salon & Spa Holiday Party earlier this month.

What’s most interesting is that sources tell AATRH that Bravo cameras were rolling for this conversation.

In another picture, Teresa is also shown sitting next to Kim D., who will reportedly be a “friend” of the Housewives next season.
RELATED: ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Star Teresa Giudice and Her Trainer Reveal Top 10 Holiday Fitness Tips (EXCLUSIVE)

Phaedra Parks “Respects” Kim Zolciak’s Decision to Leave 'RHOA' and Put Her Family First
When Sheree Whitfield left The Real Housewives of Atlanta last season, Kandi Burruss expressed disappointment over her departure. But when Kim Zolciak left abruptly in the middle of filming Season 5, the situation was a little different.

In the weeks and months leading up to her dramatic exit, Kim had already distanced herself from the other H’wives, so when she chose to leave the show, none of them seemed shocked.

However, Phaedra Parks tells Examiner that given the circumstances, she understands and respects Kim’s choice. “At the table with all the bickering, I realized that her priorities have changed and her main focus shifted to her family and there is nothing wrong with that,” Phaedra says. “Whatever it is that you love, that’s what you should do.” 

As for Kim’s decision to prioritize her family over the show and her friendships with the other women, as a mom herself, Phaedra explains that she “can respect” Kim’s choice.

Of course, while Kim will be rid of the RHoA drama for the foreseeable future, she is currently filming her family’s spin-off, Don’t Be Tardy..., so the cameras are still a big part of her life.
RELATED:  'RHOA' star Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida share some sad news

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Take A Peek Inside Porsha Stewart's Sumptuous & Elegant Atlanta Home
When you think of the Real Housewives of Atlanta the first thing that usually springs to mind is non-stop insane drama! So it comes as somewhat of a shock to take a peek inside the newest cast member's sumptuous mansion and find a tranquil oasis of elegance and calm.

Porsha Stewart
, the granddaughter of Civil Rights leader and philanthropist, Rev. Hosea Williams and wife of former NFL football player Kordell Stewart, is offering up a glance inside her home in the exclusive Buckhead community of Atlanta and has the photos and details, courtesy of

Sumptuous, elegant and tasteful are all adjectives that could be used to describe Porsha's beautiful home. With large open spaces, high ceilings, a muted color scheme throughout and tons of natural light pouring in through the huge windows, it seems that the house was purposely designed to provide a relaxing and must needed respite from the tensions of a hard day's battling with Atlanta's resident bad girl, Nene Leakes!

Front and center in the huge foyer is a stunning double-staircase which adds a large dose of glamor to the open and spacious area. The upstairs hall, living room and entrance hall are all visible from the white painted foyer, with gleaming polished wood flooring and stunning silver and glass furniture offering up a taste of what's to come further inside the house.

The classy, formal sitting room incorporates built-ins and French doors that are a staple in all of Atlanta's most elegant homes. And a mocha-colored couch at one end of the living room adds contrast to the room's understated cream theme.

Porsha's well equipped kitchen consists of tasteful dark wood cabinets, granite counters and two food prep islands lined with comfy but sophisticated red and gold embroidered breakfast chairs. Flowers brighten the kitchen's centerpiece, a large window filled with natural light.

The kitchen opens into the family room, making for a relaxed, fluid floor plan. Earth tones make the space cozy, even with its super-high ceiling.

The large formal dining room's nude color scheme pops with the furniture's rich fabrics and provides the perfect setting to enjoy dinner parties with Atlanta's elite -- and with a total of ten place settings it's guaranteed no-one will be left off the invite list!

Throughout the home are reminders of Porsha's family and friends. Pictures of her adorable stepson Syre are intermixed with her framed marriage certificate and wedding photos along with pictures of the philanthropist and her girlfriends.

And then, there's the almost full size painting of the reality star and her hubby in pride of place as a prominent reminder to any man hungry co-stars should they forget he's already taken!

You can take a tour of Porsha's stunning Atlanta mansion right here. 
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Bethenny Frankel on Jason Hoppy Separation: "We Will Work Through This as a Family"
It's not going to be the merriest of Christmases this year for Bethenny Frankel and estranged husband Jason Hoppy.

On Sunday Dec. 23, Frankel, 42, announced that she and Hoppy, 41, are separating after two years of marriage.

"I am heartbroken. I am sad," reality star, talk show host and mogul Frankel tweeted shortly after breaking the news. "We will work through this as a family." Frankel and the NYC businessman share daughter Brynn, 2.
Indeed, in her initial statement to Us Weekly, Frankel noted, "We have love and respect for one another and will continue to amicably co-parent our daughter who is and will always remain our first priority. This is an immensely painful and heartbreaking time for us."

Frankel has not just her friends and loved ones to lean on -- but also her fans, including her 1.1 million Twitter followers, whom she also acknowledged on the microblogging site Monday.

"Thank you all so much," the former Real Housewives of New York star wrote. "You give me so much love, and I am so grateful. It feels like your words could get someone through anything."
RELATED: Did Bethenny Frankel's Therapist CAUSE Her Split From Jason Hoppy?!

Alexia Echevarria's Son Signs Plea Deal In Homeless Man Attack Case, Won't Do Jail Time
Peter Rosello, son of Real Housewives of Miami star Alexia Echevarria, was arrested for allegedly hitting a homeless man in the crotch. Rosello,has reportedly entered into a plea bargain that will keep in out of jail for the attack which ultimately spawned the “Hobo Gets Nutcracked” online video.

The Real Housewives of Miami cast member was allegedly clearly visibly in the video of an October attack on a homeless man in Florida. Although Peter Rosello may have thought the alleged attack and video were just a prank, Miami police officer took the incident very seriously. Alexia Echevarria’s son turned himself in to face felony battery charges, according to Radar Online.
Whether the Florida homeless man was once a hard worker who had fallen on difficult times or a drug user who willingly made the choices that led to living a life on the street, he was still a human being and not just a prop for a sophomoric prank.

The Miami homeless man, Gary Lee Brown, 65, was sleeping on cardboard boxes when Rosello allegedly hit him in the crotch, the Huffington Post reports. An excerpt from Rosello’s Facebook comments posted below the video on his Facebook account read:
“It’s funnyyyyyyyy. I’m f*****g around though. I feel bad for those people. Didn’t mean to offend anyone. They got my love, I always give them like 5 bucks or weed.”
The plea bargain Rosello inked with Miami prosecutors was agreeable to the homeless man shown in the video. The Real Housewives of Miami minor cast member and sometimes models supposedly agreed to writing a letter of apology to the man shown in the “Hobo Gets Nutcracked” video. The Bravo reality show performers reportedly must also complete 100 hours of community service at a homeless shelter, attend a class on social values, pay for the costs of the investigation, and donate $1,000 to the victims assistance fund.
RELATED: IRS Going After RHOM’s Alexia Echevarria, Hubby

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Cynthia Bailey on Her ‘Atlanta’ Journey: ‘I Don’t Have Any Regrets’
Although The Real Housewives of Atlanta has documented some of her most intimate and trying moments, star Cynthia Bailey isn’t looking back on her three seasons with the Bravo reality series in a negative light.

“I don’t have any regrets,” Bailey told Celebuzz in an exclusive sit-down interview. “I am having a good time, especially this go around.”

“The first season was just hard,” Baily, who joined the show in season 3, continued, “because you don’t know what you’re doing. It doesn’t come with a manual. You think reality TV, so you’re just supposed to get on there and be yourself. So, that’s what my husband [Peter] and I did.”

“I don’t really regret it, even though it wasn’t fun to watch [the] first season,” she added.

“Second season was a little better, because now I knew what the first season was and I had something to compare it to … It still wasn’t ideal.”

Now, with three seasons under her belt, Bailey says she doesn’t have time for any Real Housewives drama.
“I have so much to focus on, with my daughter, who is 13 now, my business. I’m doing a lot,” she said.

In fact, she thinks this season will be her best — for now, anyway.

“Hopefully, next year, if I’m back, it will be better. I hope I just keep going up and up.”
RELATED: Cynthia Bailey feels sorry for Kenya Moore

Camille Grammer Dishes About Her Upcoming Fight With Lisa Vanderpump
Camille Grammer has been calm and collected so far this season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but even she won't stay completely immune to drama in future episodes.

Camille tells Glamour that we'll see her and Lisa Vanderpump have an issue soon, and then Camille won't be as visible on the show for a bit after that.

"There's just really one scene where Lisa and I have a little tiff, but if I didn't, I’d disappear anyway," Camille explains. "I stay calm until something really upsets me, and then I say, 'Enough's enough.'"

Camille says she perfers to avoid conflict, but she's willing to take a stand if it's warranted. "When I really feel it’s important to put my foot down, I will," she says. "Like last year, with the whole Taylor thing. You can tell I was shaking; I was nervous. You can hear my voice cracking. I was very upset with her, but very protective in the same way because we were all."

Camille doesn't seem to appreciate Yolanda Foster's comments about how Yolanda isn't as infatuated with the Beverly Hills way of life as the other women are. "Yolanda brings a lifestyle — you know, she walks off of her jet — and then she says, 'Oh, these women are so Beverly Hills.' Yeah, you show up with your $20,000 Hermes bag, walking off a private jet, and you're making fun of us because we have dresses on?"

"I think she’s more Beverly Hills than all of us," Camille continues.

Camille says her first impression of Yolanda is that she isn't a barrel of laughs, but that could change. "At first, you could see in the first few episodes we’re all like... 'OK, snooze.' But you know, we'll see."

Camille admits to feeling a bit disconnected from what's going on since she's no longer a full-time cast member. "I’m just out there drifting along going, 'Okay, where do I belong this year?'" she admits. "It’s an uncomfortable feeling because I’m not there for the day-to-day drama, so when I do show up I have to ask, 'What’s going on? Fill me in, girls!'"

She also weighs in on her ex-husband Kelsey's recent drama involving bringing his newborn to a Playboy Mansion party. "You know what, the Playboy Mansion is not something I would have done. We would have just stayed home — we were kind of homebodies, honestly. We were very private people," she says. "But you know, it’s a new circumstance now," Camille says, referring to Kelsey's new wife and child.
RELATED:  Are Camille Grammer and Boyfriend Dimitri Charalambopoulos Spending the Holidays Together?

Monday, December 24, 2012

Bethenny Frankel And Husband Jason Hoppy Are Separating

This is sad for me because Bethenny's always been my favorite 'Housewife' and I've always rooted for her. Hopefully if they can't reconcile, for Bryn's sake, this doesn't become a long and bitter divorce:
The reality of being a housewife has caught up with Bethenny Frankel. 
The former co-star of the “Real Housewives of New York City,” says she and her husband of nearly three years, Jason Hoppy, have split up. 
“It brings me great sadness to say that Jason and I are separating,” Frankel, 42, said in a statement Sunday. “This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family.” 
From meeting to wedding to birth of their 2-year-old child, Bryn, the couple’s ups and downs, fights, foibles and makeups have been ratings-spiking fodder for reality TV.

Frankel, a chef, author and wildly successful entrepreneur, said the couple will not part on bitter terms. “We have love and respect for one another and will continue to amicably co-parent our daughter who is and will always remain our first priority,” she said.
“This is an immensely painful and heartbreaking time for us,” Frankel said. 
The couple’s relationship has been on the rocks for months, but until now they have denied their marriage was in trouble. 
Hoppy, 41, a pharmaceutical sales rep and New York City real estate broker, could not be reached for comment. 
He hasn’t been pleased with his soon-to-be ex-wife’s career ambitions or her big mouth.
She is the creator of the Skinnygirl line of cocktails, food and nutritional products. She’s also the host of a daytime talk show on FOX.
Earlier this year, Hoppy was said to be enraged at Frankel for going public about their sex life, according to press reports. 
In an interview with Life & Style magazine, she said Hoppy’s “penis has cobwebs on it” because of their lack of sex. The comment prompted a spike in the ratings for her reality show “Bethenny Ever After.” 
Back in 2011, Frankel’s estranged mother, Bernadette Birk, predicted the marriage wouldn’t last. 
“Right now, he is a good father, but soon she won’t need him and she will dump him,” Birk told Star magazine. “Her husband seems like a really nice guy, but it won’t last. He is really too weak for her.”
Frankel and Hoppy met at the Tenjune nightclub in the Meatpacking District in 2008. Eleven months later, when Frankel was seven months pregnant, they got engaged. 
Their March 2010 wedding at the Four Seasons restaurant was shown on their Bravo reality show “Bethenny Getting Married?” as was the birth of their daughter in May of that year. 
Before they wed, the couple agreed to a prenup that ensures Frankel gets to keep her earnings from business deals and endorsements.
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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Porsha Stewart Gets Called Stupid By Wendy Williams And Porsha Says “Kenya Is Envious Of Me”

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Gretchen Rossi Talks Season 8 of 'RHOC' and a Possible Wedding
Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi chatted with British radio host (and former reality) Luke Marsden recently, and she wasted no time in answering his burning question: Is she on board for the show’s upcoming eighth season?  

“I am on board,” she said, “We’re in the middle of filming right now!” Well, that answers that!  

It hasn’t been all smooth sailing so far, of course, as Gretchen and boyfriend Slade Smiley have been supporting his son Grayson, who is currently battling a rare brain tumor.

“I had so much going on in my personal life with Slade’s son being sick,” she said. “So I haven’t been filming as much as I usually am.”

So does that mean will we see the wedding everyone is waiting for? Gretchen was cagey as ever about her relationship with Slade, even though their just-announced baby quest is currently making headlines

“You’re going to have to watch and see what happens!” she answered.  
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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Adrienne Maloof on Her Drama With Brandi Glanville: “I’m Tired of the Cattiness”
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Adrienne Maloof kept it short and sweet on her Bravo blog again this week, briefly explaining why she thought it best to steer clear of Kyle Richards’ dinner party.

“I would have attended Kyle’s dinner party, but knowing Brandi Glanville was going to be there, I didn't want to put myself in a compromising situation I'm tired of the cattiness,” Adrienne wrote.

Adrienne said she’s still not allowed to discuss Brandi’s comments about her family.

“It's difficult for me to elaborate on the events of the last few episodes; I am still in the process of my divorce and under a gag order, which prevents me from speaking about my family,” she explained.

But she does want viewers to know how much she appreciates their support. “I want to thank my fans for your kind words through this very difficult time,” Adrienne said.

And she’s thankful for a certain Real Househusband, whom we’re pretty big fans of as well. “Also, I'm grateful for the support for all my girlfriends on the show and Mauricio he is an example of a true gentleman,” she continued.

A true gentleman who’s also not too bad on the eyes, we might add.
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Friday, December 21, 2012

Alexia Echevarria Dismisses Rumors Started By Joanna Krupa & Karent Sierra That Her Husband Is Gay
Alexia Echevarria says husband Herman Echevarria is not gay and that rumors about him the Real Housewives of Miami were hurtful. Alexia Echevarria responded to Herman Echevarria allegations surfacing this week on RHOM after Karent Sierra, Rodolfo Jimenez photos dominated the telecast. 
Alexia tells news “I was hurt and disgusted, but not surprised or offended about the comment, because it was coming from them and we live in Miami.” She added “I’m used to it! It’s funny how everyone thinks everyone is gay here. As a matter of fact, I’ve heard those same gay rumors about Rodolfo and Romain.”

She also said “I must say, it’s so low and disrespectful for two women who don’t even know Herman to say something like this. Show me the proof and the facts.”

Alexia further tells news that, in her opinion, Karent’s relationship with Rodolfo was fake. “That may be a rumor, Karent, but your fake relationship with Rodolfo is a FACT and the whole world knows it including you!”

Alexia called Karent and Joanna the “Devilish Duo”. “I was hurt and disgusted when I saw Karent and Joanna trying to stir up nonsense about my relationship of 13 years with my husband, Herman. Herman is an exceptional man, human being, husband, and father, which is more than they can say about their men.”

She continued “That’s why I’ve been with him for 13 years. He has proven himself in so many ways. Like every marriage, it’s not perfect and we have had our share of problems, but never in the s–x department. I dare these women bring up this nonsense with no validity at such a fragile time like this in my life — seriously? Try again, girls.”
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Melissa Gorga To Pen Book About Marriage
Melissa Gorga may have sung "'cause I'm on display, display, display…" in her sort-of catchy single, but she's certainly not shying away from the public eye. Us Weekly reports that the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star has just inked a deal to publish her first book, to be titled "Love, Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage," with St. Martin's Press. 

"I can't tell you how many times Joe and I approached by fans asking how they can have a marriage like ours," Gorga told the publication. "A great marriage doesn't just happen. It's a job."

Gorga's book would make the 33-year-old reality star the second author of the hit Bravo series, joining sister-and-law (and sworn enemy) Theresa Giudice and her three cookbooks. According to Gorga, the upcoming book will offer readers "practical strategies on how to strengthen their marriage, amp up the passion, and the secrets that make my marriage as sexy and hot as it is warm and loving."
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Linda Thompson Claims Yolanda Foster Nabbed Reality Show Role And Her husband
Even when the cameras aren’t rolling, the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” are catty.

Yolanda Foster, who is among the latest additions to the show along with Marisa Zanuck, may have come at the expense of her Grammy Award-winning music mogul husband’s ex-wife: Linda Thompson, a source exclusively tells Confidenti@l.

When Thompson learned the show wanted new cast members for season three, “she was campaigning hard, trying everything,” an insider says of the 62-year-old former pageant queen, who was married to Bruce Jenner before marrying David Foster.

The source also said the famed former girlfriend of Elvis Presley isn’t a stranger to “Housewives.” As a longtime pal of cast member Kyle Richards, Thompson has appeared peripherally in past seasons of the Bravo show. “She’s tried everything to get in front of the camera at parties,” the source sniffs.

But Thompson’s attempts were futile. “When she found out Yolanda was cast [on the show], she told everyone, ‘Not only did Yolanda take my husband, she also took my show!’” says the source. “She was so desperate to get that role, but Yolanda got it.”

Boxed out, the bitter wanna-be-Housewife then tried to make lemonade out of lemons.

“Linda thought then at least with Yolanda on the show, as David’s ex-wife, maybe she’d get more screen time,” the source says. But Yolanda “knew that Linda wanted the part and told Bravo that she didn’t want Linda near the cameras.”

A spokesperson for Bravo refutes that “this is totally false” and as a bonus for Thompson, “Linda appears in the show this season.”

This isn’t Thompson’s first try for reality stardom. “When she was married to David, she was desperate to be on television,” explains the source. “She finally convinced him to be on a reality show with her called “The Princes of Malibu.” The short-lived Fox show featured Thompson’s two sons, Brody and Brandon Jenner. “She thought it would turn into something, but it caused all kinds of problems.” Thompson filed for divorce from Foster after 14 years of marriage in 2005, the day after the show premiered. He married Yolanda about six years later.
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Cast Of 'Real Housewives of New York City' Season 6 Could Be Uncertain
Season 5 of "The Real Housewives of New York City" saw the largest cast-change in "Real Housewives" franchise history. Four ladies, Alex McCord, Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop all were fired and replaced with three new cast members, Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwell and Heather Thomson, resulting in a double-digit ratings decline.

“It's very simple: Shows like 'Housewives' are about ratings,” one network executive tells The Huffington Post. “It’s not a high-class show like 'Mad Men' that wins awards and appeals to top-notch advertisers. That’s why such a dramatic ratings drop is so devastating.”

Season 5 became the second-lowest-rated season of the New York show dropping 26 percent in the 18-49 demo from season 4, leaving Bravo executives to debate whether to make more cast changes for the next season or move ahead with the existing cast.

“At the moment, it looks like all the ladies will be invited back, but alternatives are being discussed. Taping has been pushed back from January to the end of February until decisions have been finalized; at the moment, no cast members have been told they will be coming back,” one insider says. 

“The show still gets a decent audience, plus, as the audience got to know the new ladies, ratings grew as the season progressed. The biggest question now is, will the three new ladies get a pay raise from the $40,000 per season they currently earn and will Ramona Singer and LuAnn De Lesseps be asked to take a pay cut from the $400,000 they get?”

A spokesperson for Bravo had no comment. 
RELATED: Has Ramona Singer Made Up With RHONY Co-Stars Heather Thomson and Carole Radziwill? (PHOTO)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Faye Resnick Calls Brandi Glanville “Disingenuous,” Says Adrienne Maloof Shouldn’t Have to Apologize
Faye Resnick took to her Bravo blog to defend her heated remarks to Brandi Glanville in Season 3, Episode 7 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, saying she wanted Brandi to understand the pain that she caused for Adrienne Maloof.

“I have always known Adrienne to be a woman of great integrity and with one of the kindest hearts in Beverly Hills,” Faye wrote, saying that she spoke to her shortly after Mauricio’s event. “I called to check on Adrienne and heard the hurt in her voice as she cried on the phone. It broke my heart.”

“By raising the issue at the dinner party, I was hoping Brandi would shed some light as to what would drive her to reveal something so intensely personal and private,” she continued.

Faye wrote that she tried to offer Brandi “a solution on how to make amends,” but that Brandi wasn’t receptive. “Brandi's response was confusing. She first said she was sorry for what she said but didn't want to apologize yet. I didn't understand?” Faye wrote. “If you’re truly sorry, you apologize and cleanse your aura.”

“But minutes after saying she was sorry she said she wasn't going to apologize because Adrienne hadn't apologized to her. Apologize for what?” Faye asks.

Brandi’s joke about Adrienne buying a book deal really bothered Faye, who saw it as a continued attack on Adrienne. “And as far as her telling everyone at the table that ‘it's none of your business,’ she should have followed her own advice. What business was it of Brandi to involve herself in the most private and personal business of Adrienne and Paul's?” 

Faye also wasn’t buying that Brandi really meant that she was sorry. “And while afterwards she claims to be ‘sorry’ for what she said, the harm has already been done, so saying, ‘Things just come out my mouth’ or ‘I'm sorry’ time and time again, this behavior becomes disingenuous,” according to Faye.
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Real Housewives of Atlanta Scores Highest Rated Episode of the Season . . . Without Kim Zolciak
It turns out that a lot of people wanted to see Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas renew their vows last Sunday on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Oh, who are we kidding. While we love Peter and Cynthia, the main draw of last week’s ep was the highly anticipated showdown between Kenya Moore and Porsha Stewart! So just how many people tuned in to watch the gorgeous newbies duke it out on a tropical island?
According to a Bravo press release, the Dec. 16 episode of RHoA was the highest-rated episode of the season among all key demos with over 3.6 million total viewers. Overall, the ep was the third highest-rated episode in the history of the series, too!

Looks like people love the new gals!
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Taylor Armstrong Says She's Ready to Reconcile With Brandi Glanville
When Taylor Armstrong visited Us Weekly's New York City offices Dec. 3, the 41-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star said she's open to forging a friendship with her costar, Brandi Glanville . (The two women have frequently traded barbs since the model and mother of two joined the cast during season 2.)
"Brandi and I are just getting to know one another. Our relationship  absolutely ebbs and flows over the season," Armstrong said. "There's definitely a future there for us to work through some things."
The two famously feuded during the season 2 reunion after Glanville accused Armstrong of exploiting her husband's suicide by writing a memoir, Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss, and Finding the Courage Within. (The book was released in February 2012.)
Glanville is set to release her first book, Drinking & Tweeting and Other Brandi Blunders, in February 2013; the tome reportedly details her split with ex-husband Eddie Cibrian, who cheated on her with LeAnn Rimes, his costar in the Lifetime movie Northern Lights, in 2009. Armstrong took issue with Glanville's publish plans during a recent season 3 episode.
"When the topic of Brandi's book comes up, I think it's such a hot button for me because it was a really difficult decision and it was something that I struggled with," Armstrong told Us of their spat during a girls' trip in Ojai, Calif.

Choosing to take the high road, Armstrong added, "As far as her book goes, I wish her all the success . . . I didn't live her life, either, so I'll look forward to hearing her story and maybe we'll understand one another better."

Armstrong also explained how she mended fences with costar Kim Richards, with whom she fought often on the Bravo reality series. "It was really just a misunderstanding form the beginning . . . I think because of my close relationship with Kyle [Richards], I've been lucky enough to be around Kim more."

Now that Richards, a former child star, is clean and sober, Armstrong said, "I'm just so proud of her for all that she's come through, and I love all her little quirky personality traits. I adore her!"
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Porsha Stewart Talks RHOA with The Breakfast Club Power 105.1


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Monday, December 17, 2012

Kelsey & Camille Grammer Finally Reach Financial Settlement In Divorce
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Camille Grammer, and her former husband, Kelsey, have finally reached a financial settlement more than a year after their divorce was granted, is exclusively reporting.

"Camille and Kelsey had a post divorce conference scheduled for December 20, but it has been taken off calendar because they hashed out a settlement within the last few days," a source tells Radar.  "Even though their divorce was granted in February 2011, they had been unable to reach a financial agreement until this time. Camille and Kelsey had a very complicated settlement because of the properties they owned together and various investments."

Famed attorney, Neil Hersh repped Camille during the nearly two year divorce battle.

As previously reported, Camille had an emotional sit-down with Anderson Cooper recently where she dished about her on-going divorce drama and claimed that her children are banned from saying her name in their father's house!

When asked how "co-parenting" with Kelsey was going, she replied, "Thank you for asking that but it's very difficult to co-parent with someone who won't speak to you, text you or email you.

"He doesn't speak to me at all. So it's very, very difficult because I've reached out to him. I think it's very important to be amicable to raise children and he refuses to. There's just so much I can do at this point," said the reality star sadly.

The former Playboy model and the Frasier star had two children together, Mason Olivia, 11, and Jude Gordon, 8, both were born to a surrogate mother. Rather than talk voice-to-voice, Camille said the feuding couple communicate through lawyers. "So we are spending a fortune just to try to co-parent, which is ridiculous," Camille, 44, told the Anderson Live host.

"The kids at this point, which is kind of sad I found this out, that they are not allowed to say my name in the house," Grammer said. "So these poor kids, my daughter and my son can't say my name in their father's house."
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Kenya Moore Fights With Porsha Stewart, Fake Relationship Exposed By NeNe Leakes
Kenya Moore explodes on Porsha Stewart on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Since the beginning of Season 5, Kenya told anyone with a pulse how she’s ready to get married and start a family with her beau Walter Jackson. The former beauty queen kept the pressure on Walter like Spanx on a red carpet diva, and demanded he think about wedding bells while away in Anguilla. Would Kenya finally get to say “I do”?

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched “I Do… But, I Won’t.”

With romance in the air on their island vacation, Cynthia Bailey’s husband Peter Thomas decided to plan their vow renewal. The restaurateur schemed alongside Phaedra Parks’ husband Apollo, NeNe Leakes’ ex-Gregg, Kandi Burruss’ boyfriend Todd, Porsha’s former football player hubby, Kordell and, Walter to surprise Cynthia.

The next day, Cynthia treated the ladies to a day of pampering at a spa. NeNe started to grill Kenya on the true status of her relationship with Walter. The outspoken sitcom star didn’t beat around the bush on her feelings about Kenya’s romance. NeNe told the former Miss USA she didn’t think their relationship was genuine, and it “felt off.” An outraged Kenya insisted she and Walter were legit, and didn’t care what anyone thought. She was stunned NeNe would say such a thing. NeNe fired back that she based her opinions on what Kenya said about him; Walter was a ladies man when she met him. Kenya claimed she and Walter were a few steps on the way to wedded bliss, and she had nothing to worry about. Does Walter know this Kenya?

Cynthia was brought to tears when she learned what Peter cooked up once everyone arrived to the ceremony in awe. After the vow renewal, everyone headed back to their accommodations to unwind from the day’s event. NeNe commented how great it was that Kenya and Porsha got along on the trip, since their dust up at Porsha’s charity event. The fiery housewife inquired why Porsha and Kenya quarreled in the first place. Oh NeNe, you needed to leave that one alone!

As Porsha relayed what occurred, Kenya agreed with Porsha’s recap of their tiff and tried to drop the subject. Porsha kept prodding Kenya to explain what their problems were, but Ms. Moore again attempted to stop the conversation. Porsha struck a nerve when she called Kenya a “non factor,” and continued to comment on how much of a tramp Kenya was for the behavior she exhibited on the trip.
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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Lisa Vanderpump Says Adrienne Maloof “Has Been Economical With the Truth”
Lisa Vanderpump says that Brandi Glanville made controversial comments about Adrienne Maloof on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this week because the former model was fed up with rumors that Adrienne had been spreading about Brandi and Lisa.

“Adrienne has been economical with the truth on many occasions, vicious lies from her employee about myself and Brandi in the press, social media, etc,” Lisa writes on her Bravo blog.

“I felt that when Brandi exposed this particular scenario that Adrienne had wanted to keep secret, it wasn't to expose the issue, but to expose that this was just something else that they weren't honest about,” Lisa continues.

That being said, Lisa wishes Brandi hadn’t said what she did. “Look, I cannot condone what she did (she regrets it herself), but I understood her frustration. I too have been at the end of Adrienne's wrath. I deal in a different manner,” Lisa writes.

Lisa didn’t attend Mauricio’s shindig because of Ken’s hip replacement surgery, and she admits to being tense about the procedure. “[Ken and I] are so incredibly entwined I felt as nervous as he did,” she says. “It was a tedious wait, nervously reassuring myself that all would be fine but always cognizant of the fact that whenever you are under for hours, there is always risk.”

Meanwhile, Lisa is happy to have skipped the craziness at the party. “I, honestly was thankful I wasn't there. I hated to see the anger and hypocrisy about suing Brandi after what has transpired between us all, but understandably they were upset,” Lisa says.

“I could've retaliated myself and screamed lawsuit on a couple of occasions, but I don't believe there are ever any winners in that situation,” she continues.

Lisa says she didn’t give Sur employee Stassi a chance to explain her issue with the customer because Lisa had already heard about the dust-up from several eyewitnesses. “The customer in question was somebody I trust implicitly,” Lisa explains. “Stassi continues to work for me, and is best friends with my daughter, so I make constant allowances for her.”
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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Marysol Patton Calls It Quits With Husband
Florida may be known as the Sunshine State, but it hasn't been all been sunny for "Real Housewives of Miami" star Marysol Patton.

On an episode of the Bravo reality show that aired Thursday, Patton -- the president of a Miami public relations firm -- decided she was ready to end her marriage to French businessman Philippe Pautesta-Herder.

“I was really, really, really sad the whole time we were filming," Patton, who has been divorced once before, told Celebuzz in November. "I was an emotional wreck. My father was sick. My parents had just separated.

I was going through a divorce. I was filming. I was running my company. I had a lot on my plate and it was a really hard time for me. I was just an emotional mess, but I tried.”

Although the "Real Housewife" says she and her husband are still on good terms, she admits it was her dedication to her career that may have soured the relationship.

"Honestly, I’m all about work, work, work, work, and I put my work first, and it just didn’t gel," she told Wet Paint in September. "We were in two different places, we still love each other, we’re like family."

Patton and Pautesta-Herder tied the knot during an intimate ceremony in Aspen, Colo. in March 2010.
Is the purported "Real Housewives" divorce curse spreading from one city to another? Just last month, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" stars Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif finalized their acrimonious divorce after several months of nasty feuding.
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Friday, December 14, 2012

Bethenny Frankel Says Jill Zarin Is Still In 'High School', Trying To Stay Relevant

Couldn't have said it any better:
Hey. If any of you are looking for any last-minute Christmas ideas for me, I have one. I'd like Andy Cohen, leader of Bravo, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, so I could tell him what a mad genius he is, and how he makes my life better, and how without his show Watch What Happens Live, I'd be lost. He deserves the biggest Christmas hug ever because when I was scrolling through the channels last night and saw that Bethenny Frankel was going to be in his clubhouse to discuss the interview with Jill Zarin from October, I dare say I clapped a singular, strong clap, poured m'self some Doritos onto a paper towel, and settled in for 24 minutes of pure bliss. And Bethenny, friends, did not disappoint.

As if she ever would. If there's one thing Ms. Frankel knows how to do, it's entertain an audience of assholes like you and me.

First off, Andy asked her about her personal life and Bethenny revealed that her talk show has been picked up (but doesn't have an air date yet), that Bryn is doing great, and that things with Jason are fine, but he's not around much because he goes on golf trips. That doesn't sound fine to me, and rumor has it their split is coming soon, but we're not going to talk about her mundane marriage when there's the Bethenny/Jill divorce to harp on.

Glorious Andy showed clips of his interview with Jill and gave Bethenny an opportunity to respond ... and it was awesome. Bethenny said that Jill's assertion that their friendship was "all business" is "a travesty of a mockery of a sham" and complete "bull shit."

And what about Jill's complaint that Andy favored Bethenny? B responded that Andy had a lot of crazy women to deal with, and Bethenny was one of the few who kept her nose clean. She became friends with Andy because, as people often do, you become friends with people you work with. She went on to say that this specific lament of Jill's is totally high school, which, like, yes. Yes it is.

Then, when Andy showed the clip of Jill proclaiming she has the most followers on social media of all the Housewives combined, Bethenny responded perfectly, saying Jill needs to get a hobby if she has time to keep track of all of that.

At the end, Bethenny put a nice little bow on everything and said that she knows Jill's just trying to stay relevant (duh), that she knows Jill regretted that interview (really!?), and that she wishes her well.
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