Friday, May 31, 2013

The Real Housewives of New Jersey on "The TODAY Show"

The five stars of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" are back for a fifth season, and they tell TODAY's Kathie Lee and Hoda that they have a show that "people can really learn from."  
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Alexis Bellino Slams Lydia McLaughlin, Says She Isn’t ‘Putting Herself In My Shoes’
During this week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Lydia McLaughlin had a sit-down chat with Alexis Bellino and tried to convince her to make amends with their other cast members. But, Alexis doesn’t want to do that, and she wishes that Lydia would just lay-off.

“When Lydia and I met for coffee, I really didn’t expect her to keep asking me to be the one to reach out,” Alexis writes in a May 29 Bravo Blog. “It’s frustrating, and I truly don’t feel she is putting herself in my shoes.”

Alexis wants Lydia to support her decision and also to not feel bad for her.

“By the time we filmed this, we had known each other for quite a few months,” Alexis writes. “We’d had many serious talks, and we had hung out on several occasions, and I feel she should have a better understanding of the dynamic between the girls and me.”

SHE adds, “It’s not necessary that she agrees with me, but I had hoped she would respect my decision and support me, whether it’s the same choice she would have made or not.”

On May 27, Lydia blogged that she does feel that she is the peacemaker in the group.

“At this point in the season, I feel like I have figured out my place amongst the woman,” Lydia says. “I’ve started to think perhaps my ‘role’ in this whole group of woman is to be a peacemaker and help everyone get along [sic].”

Lydia had recently seen a “softer” side to Alexis’ archenemy, Tamra Barney, which convinced her it was time for Alexis to “move on.”

“Maybe Alexis and Tamra could put their past behind them and move on,” she explains. “I know it is not good to hold onto such negativity and so I wanted to encourage Alexis to talk to Tamra.”

To make that happen, Alexis has to forgive Tamra for epically kicking her out of party.
RELATED:  Tamra Barney Admits Kicking Alexis Bellino Out Of Party ‘Was Not Nice’

Lisa Hochstein Battles to Demolish Historic Mansion
“Real Housewives of Miami” star Lisa Hochstein and her husband, a plastic surgeon renowned locally as “the Boob God,”  are locked in a fight with preservationists who want to keep the couple from knocking down their $8 million mansion on Star Island in Miami, Fla.

Hochstein and her husband, Dr. Leonard Hochstein, bought the historic waterfront mansion for $7.6 million but now they want to tear it down and rebuild.

“It is really not functional or safe. As a matter of fact, the engineers have said that the balconies can fall at any time,” Lenny Hochstein said as he led ABC News through the house’s battered interior.

The Hochsteins want to demolish the house and build a 20,000 sq ft home with all the modern amenities.

“It will have more modern plumbing, modern air conditioning. It will be functional for our family,” Hochstein said.

The couple breezed  through the preliminary stages of city approval for their renovations, but ran into a wall in the form of Miami Beach’s preservation society, which hopes to designate the “Gatsby”-era castle as a historic home, preventing it from being demolished.

An application for historic designation on the home was cleared by the City of Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board and now awaits final approval.  For the Hochsteins, it’s a waiting game since they can’t make major improvements while the application is pending.

“Most homeowners of Miami Beach respect the history. This particular couple does not,” said Kent Harrison Robbins, attorney for Miami Design Preservation League. “This is a matter of preserving the historic resources of a community.”

When the couple hosted a gangster-style theme party last week, splattering fake blood all over the walls of the mansion, the Preservation League was not happy. Some would call the couple’s paint party desecration to such a historic home.

The home, Robbins said, was built in the 1920s and is the “crown jewel” of Miami Beach. Star Island is also home to celebrities such as Rosie O’Donnell, P. Diddy and Gloria Estefan.

“This is not an $8 million house. The value of the property is in the land,” Hochstein insisted.

Hochstein said preservationists didn’t pay any attention to the home until he and his reality star wife purchased it.

“I don’t think there is any question that all of this was because my wife has notoriety,” he said.
RELATED: Flashback! Real Housewives’ Lisa Hochstein Shows Off Her Killer Bikini Body

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Joe Giudice To Stand Trial in July on Falsifying Charge
“Real Housewives of New Jersey” hubby Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice will go on trial July 15 on charges he posed as his brother to get a driver’s license, an alleged offense that could cost him 10 years in state prison if he’s convicted.

Giudice in April rejected a plea deal that would have gotten him four years in state prison. The prosecution has maintained that it is the final offer.

 The trial date was scheduled during a status conference on the case by state Judge Greta Gooden Brown in Paterson. Miles Feinstein, the defense lawyer for Giudice, and Jay McCann, a Passaic County assistant prosecutor, said in court that a mid-July start would give them reasonable time to prepare.

“We are happy that a trial date has been set and we look forward to Joe being exonerated,” Feinstein said following the brief hearing Monday, in which Giudice attended with his mother. Both declined comment.

Feinstein predicted a “rather lengthy trial” in light of the difficulty seating a jury in July, when many people are on vacation. He also said given his client’s fame – Giudice appears frequently on the Bravo TV show -- finding unbiased jurors could take time. Jury selection could take weeks and the trial itself could last as long as two and a half weeks, Feinstein said.

But he said a trial is preferable to accepting terms offered in April by the prosecutor’s office.

“The plea deal offered by the state is totally unacceptable and is contrary to other plea offers in other similar cases,” he added. Feinstein accused the state of being harder on Giudice because of his “celebrity status.” “Joe should be treated, like anyone else,” he said.

The state has denied the allegation.

Giudice, 43, of Montville, is accused of using his brother Pietro's identity in June 2010 in an attempt to obtain a driver's license at the Motor Vehicle Commission office in Paterson. Obtaining a false driver's license in New Jersey is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Authorities allege that Giudice used a marriage and birth certificates belonging to his 39-year-old brother to obtain the license. Giudice's license was suspended at the time for driving while intoxicated after he flipped his pickup in Montville in January 2010.

The brothers came under suspicion by investigators after Pietro Giudice was pulled over by Lincoln Park police. When the officer ran Pietro Giudice's information through a dashboard computer, the search produced Joe Giudice 's photograph, authorities said.

Feinstein has argued that because Joe Giudice has no prior criminal convictions, he should be eligible for probation.

Giudice is married to Teresa Giudice, a castmember of the show, which takes place in various North Jersey locations.

Despite all the glam, the couple has had their problems. In September 2010, Joe Giudice served a 10-day jail sentence for driving without a license in Morris County. In October 2009, the Giudices filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
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Report Says Tamra Barney Banned Alexis Bellino From Her Wedding
Tamra Barney is banning most of her Real Housewives of Orange County castmates from her wedding to fiancé Eddie Judge — particularly nemesis Alexis Bellino — because she doesn’t want the other housewives snapping up all the attention on her big day.

According to a report from The National Enquirer, Tamra won’t be inviting Alexis and the feisty blonde told the magazine, “Let’s just say not all the Housewives will be invited.”

An invite for Vicki Gunvalson is an, “Um, maybe,” Tamra told The Enquirer.

“Vicki had been trying to smooth things over,” a source told the magazine of the dramatic episode when she brought Alexis to a dinner party celebrating the opening of Tamra’s new gym.

“She was hoping to broker an end to the feud so that Tamra would invite Alexis to the wedding. But Alexis just couldn’t resist taking another shot at Tamra — and that ended any change of getting all the ‘Housewives’ together. Both Tamra and Eddie want nothing to do with Alexis.”

As previously reported, Tamra and Eddie had a joint bachelorette/bachelor party in Las Vegas earlier this month and were only joined by two of her Housewives castmates, because Tamra wanted a drama-free affair.

“This wedding may be tearing the cast apart,” the source told The Enquirer.

“And Tamra loves it.”

To find out who’s invited and who’s not, pick up the latest issue of The National Enquirer, on newsstands Thursday.
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Heather Dubrow Says Her Relationship With Husband Terry Is “Stronger Than Ever”
Frankly, we’ve been a bit worried about Heather and Terry Dubrow’s marriage ever since their bickering reached a fever pitch over the last few episodes of Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8.

Terry caused some serious waves in Season 8, Episode 7, when he mentioned in front of all the other housewives that he and Heather have discussed divorce in the past. 

But to Heather, reliving these difficult moments by watching Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 isn’t hard for her. Rather, it reminds her of how great her marriage is.

Taking to her Bravo blog, Heather Dubrow explained why she loved re-watching the scene of Terry apologizing to her in Season 8, Episode 9.

We are so blessed in so many ways and we love each other so much,” wrote Heather. “After more than 16 years, we are stronger than ever. Although I know we aren't perfect and we will have other issues on our journey through life, I know we are strong and we will navigate those times. . .together.”

To hit home the point, Heather even included a photo of herself and Terry on their wedding day, looking blissful and fairytale perfect.
RELATED:  Gretchen Rossi Explains Why She Was Late to Heather Dubrow’s Taping

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Kordell Stewart Slams Claims That He Locked Estranged Wife Porsha Out Of Home
Porsha and Kordell Stewart’s (pictured) divorce apparently gets uglier by the day. Earlier this week, Porsha, the reality show starlet of the Bravo hit “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” claimed that Kordell changed the locks of their 12,500-sq.-ft. mansion and locked her out. Now Kordell is firing back at Porsha’s accusations, stating that he did indeed change the locks of their home because his wife “abandoned the marital home on April 2, 2013,” according to HipHollywood.

In the filed court document, which was obtained by HipHollywood, the former NFL Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback reportedly contends:

“[Porsha] established a routine of leaving (the) pre-marital residence without explanation and without consideration of the detrimental effects such behavior would have on the parties’ marriage and [Kordell’s] 9-year-old son.”

Kordell also claims, that he did in fact forewarn his soon-to-be-ex missus via a text message that he had made the move to change the locks of their home. The following text was also included in the court filing:
Hey reaching out not knowing who may or may not have keys to the house at this point, I was concerned for our safety so I changed the locks on the house. If and when you need to get in give me a heads up so you can get in.
The 40-year-old former gridiron-star-turned-sports-analyst even goes in on Porsha with regards to her claims of having to move in with her mother after she was locked out of the marital property. Kordell states that his wife, whom he says is now a “celebrity,” has managed to generate more than enough lucrative income via endorsements, public appearances, and her Bravo hit reality series.
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Kathy Wakile Almost Didn't Return For Season 5 of "Real Housewives of New Jersey"
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Kathy Wakile will be back for Season 5 of the Bravo reality TV show and the down-to-earth entrepreneur will once again join the madness and mayhem that only her castmates can provide. In a recent interview with Out IN Jersey Kathy gabs on Season 5 of the hit show starting out in the wake of a natural disaster and throwing the ladies for a loop. 

I was definitely happy to see the page turn for some things,” Kathy says about the upcoming season of RHoNJ. “The season opens with Hurricane Sandy, and it was definitely tough. We signed up for this though; it's our lives, it's our families, and you need to document both the good and the bad. With Sandy, it's the same things as rebuilding our families; we needed to rebuild and to get it to the splendor that it once was. you have to do the work. We put in a lot of work & it definitely wasn't easy. Repairs of any kind, done on or off camera, need to be done.

Kathy also addresses how “friends of the housewives” Kim D., Jennifer Dalton and Penny Drossos added a little flavor to the Jersey cast. 

I think having some new ladies definitely helped freshen things up a bit, it definitely helped. For me, it's fun to interact with new people, and I didn't really have any problems with them.

Having new ladies freshened it up all right. As you know, Penny Drossos is the wife to John “Johnny the Greek” Karagiorgios — the same “Johnny the Greek” that was involved in the epic “Jersey brawl” this past March with RHoNJ’s Jacqueline and Chris Laurita and Joe Gorga. As you can imagine, we can’t wait to see how things go down. 

Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 5 premieres Sunday June 2 at 8 p.m. on Bravo.
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Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson Deal With Relationship, Family and Suicide Drama
Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney and all of your favorite damsels near Disneyland were back with a brand new episode of Real Housewives of Orange County Monday, and we’ve got the details for you right here on

Viewers got a look at Vicki’s ongoing tightrope walk as she continued balancing her relationship with on-again, off-again beau Brooks Ayers and her disapproving daughter Briana Wolfsmith-Culberson and marine son-in-law Ryan (who have been outspoken in their disdain for Brooks).

“The O.G. from the O.C.” had lunch with Brooks, but things got a bit tense when Vicki wasn’t able to join him for a weekend getaway due to a preexisting obligation to babysit her grandson. When she tried for a different weekend, Brooks was unavailable, as he had his own kids to tend to.

The Coto de Caza, Calif. native asked her sometimes-paramour, “Can I get a raincheck?” to which he responded, “Maybe if you’re nice.”

“I’m always nice — until you pi** me off,” Vicki told Brooks, who responded, “You don’t want to piss me off either.”

Later on in the show, we saw Ryan, headed to Afghanistan on an 11-month tour-of-duty, in his military regalia, a fitting sight for the Memorial Day broadcast.

Elsewhere, Tamra had a busy slate as well, looking foxy as she delivered a speech at a Los Angeles Women’s Expo.

Afterwards, the blonde beauty engaged in an incredibly personal — and quite uncomfortable — exchange with her mother that might help explain the cause behind the anger issues she’s admitted to: She was never told “I love you” by her parents as a child.

Tamra told her mother that her inability to tell her that she loved her has left a lasting impression on her. Her mother explained that that’s how she was reared, and that “it becomes a habit,” unfortunately.

Tamra said because of those scars, she’s had a real tough time emotionally connection to others, both in romance and friendship.

“It’s been one of my biggest challenges of my entire life,” Tamra told her mom. “Do you know that it’s hard for me to tell you that I love you?”

 The two, on good terms, then exchanged the three magic words and a hug, giving the segment a heartwarming, Disney ending.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

LuAnn de Lesseps Very Close To Signing On For 6th Season of “The Real Housewives of New York City"
LuAnn de Lesseps is thisclose to signing on for the upcoming sixth season of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” reportedly holding out for a bigger payday.

“We are this close to settling my contract so it’s all very positive — I have a very good relationship with Bravo and so I think it’s going to work out,” she told us at the Miracle House Gala at Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club in Bridgehampton on Saturday night.

“They are used to the ‘Housewives’ and all of the drama that goes on with the show, and obviously there’s a lot of drama that goes on with women, and housewives,” she added.

De Lesseps’ co-star Aviva Drescher was also at the gala, and confirmed that she is returning to the show.
"Yes. I am. We started filming,” Drescher said. “We’ve been filming for a couple of weeks."

De Lesseps and Ramona Singer are the only two original cast members left on the Bravo reality show. Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson round out the cast.
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Monday, May 27, 2013

Brandi Glanville Slams Kyle Richards, Denies Bullying Allegation
Brandi Glanville isn’t taking being called a bully lying down.

“If bullying is giving a fellow housewife a heads up wen negative stories R coming out about her husband then color me confused#IMAgirlsGIRL,” The Real Housewife of Beverly Hills star tweeted  to her fans on Friday.

As reported, Kim and Kyle Richards  have complained that several other BH Housewives, led by Brandi, confronted Kim with allegations her husband Mauricio Umansky  is cheating on her.

The Richards sisters responded with their opinion that what Brandi did was nothing more than “bullying” and Kim even threatened to quit the Bravo show, in defense of Kyle.

Brandi, who knows something about a cheating spouse — she was married to Eddie Cibrian  when he famously began his affair with the also married LeAnn Rimes  — assumed Kyle would want to know about the allegations regarding Mauricio.

Apparently not.
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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Lisa Wu Launches New Line of Lipstick
Lip Addyct announced today they have partnered with Real Housewives of Atlanta’s star Lisa Wu to launch a new line of lipsticks named “Chameleon.”

“When making the decision to enter the lipstick market, we decided to partner with an entrepreneur we admire and Lisa Wu fits the bill,” said Adrienne Owens, owner of Lip Addyct. “She’s fearless and works hard to push her brands. We knew she’d bring that same enthusiasm and work ethic to her line and we are pleased with the results.”

The cosmetics company, based in Memphis, TN, produces a line of lip care products that includes lip glosses, lip lacquers, lipsticks and lip balms.

“Our glosses have been and continue to be extremely successful. We offer every type of lip gloss one can imagine and they’ve been highly embraced nationwide,” adds Owens.

Chameleon by Lisa Wu is a line of lightweight, paraben-free, smooth and creamy lipsticks which has been formulated to care for the lips while providing them with a long-lasting and rich color.
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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Kim Richards Threatens To Leave ‘Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ Over Sister's Bullying

Frankly, I'm disappointed that Kim, Kyle and Taylor don't all just take a stance and join forces to force Andy Cohen's hand and demand that he make a choice between them and the cancer that is Brandi Glanville:
Don’t mess with Paris Hilton‘s aunts!

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards has threatened to quit the hit Bravo television show because of concerns that sister, Kyle, is being bullied by co-stars Brandi GlanvilleLisa Vanderpump and Yolanda has exclusively learned.

After being confronted about allegations that Kyle’s husband, Mauricio Umansky, was cheating on her, “the mean girls, headed up by Lisa, she had a very emotional visit with Kim. Kim and Kyle have had their issues over the years, but when the chips are down, they look out for each other. After Kyle told producers she wanted off the reality show, Kim issued the same ultimatum,” a source told Radar.

“Kim has come a long way in her sobriety, and isn’t afraid to assert herself now. She demanded that the bullying Kyle was being subjected to stop, or else. Kim only did the show because Kyle wanted her to, and she needs the money. It’s not worth it to her though, to see her family getting raked through the coals for ratings.”

The latest drama unfolded when the ladies blindsided Kyle during filming last week with allegations that her husband was cheating on her.

Although hunky Mauricio has previously denied being a womanizer, Lisa and Brandi decided “to confront Kyle about it on camera,” an insider previously told Radar. “They absolutely blindsided her, and were relentless.

“Brandi maintained she had solid information to prove that Mauricio has been cheating on Kyle. Kyle became extremely upset, and refused to listen to the girls. She felt especially betrayed by Lisa because they had once been so close.”

The Richards sisters “are contractually obligated to film this season. Kim doesn’t want Kyle to end up like Adrienne Maloof and how she was maligned on the show last season. Don’t mess with Kim, she isn’t the pushover she used to be,” the insider revealed.
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Friday, May 24, 2013

Melissa Gorga Talks Wanting "A Bigger Booty!"
After three children, Melissa Gorga definitely worries about how her body looks in a bikini -- but not in the way one would think. "I know there's a lot of women who try to minimize their backsides . . . but I actually want a bigger booty!" the married mom of Antonia, 7, Gino, 5, and Joey, 3, told Us Weekly at a bikini photo shoot for our annual Hot Bodies issue, out Fri., May 24. "I do a lot of squats and lunges to bulk and lift it up."
Sticking to a strict thrice weekly workout schedule, Gorga, 34, often hits up group classes at New York City's Soul Cycle, or lifts weights with her husband of eight years, Joe Gorga. Admitting that she was about 10 pounds heavier when she first met her husband, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star slimmed down after each of her kids was born.
Teaching healthy habits to her three children from a young age, the fit "I Just Wanna" singer -- who donned a sexy red bikini at Us Weekly's shoot -- says she's become more conscious of showing skin as a mom. "I'm a firm believer in showing a little bit, but keeping a lot a secret," Gorga tells Us, adding that her stomach is her favorite body part. "If I'm going to show leg, then I'm not going to show much boob. I feel like everything in small drips is great."
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Yolanda Foster Becomes a U.S. Citizen
Yolanda Foster doesn't have to worry about visas anymore—and we mean the government kind, not the credit card.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has officially been sworn in as a U.S. citizen at the Los Angeles Convention Center, E! News reveals exclusively.

Accompanying Foster to today's ceremony was her husband, Grammy-winning music producer David Foster, fellow RHOBH castmember Brandi Glanville, and a camera crew for the hit Bravo series which filmed the reality star taking the oath for the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services along with 4,000 other people.

Dressed in a white suit with an American flag scarf, Foster told E! News, "As a little girl, it was always my dream to come to America."

"I am living the American dream every day. I am so thankful," she said. "We worked very hard. We worked for everything we have in our life. We worked hard to get where we are today."

After finding success traveling around the world as a model, Yolanda left her native Holland two decades ago to take up permanent residence in the U.S. After moving to Los Angeles in 1994, she ended up marrying Mohamed Hadid and having three children before the two divorced in 2000. She tied the knot with David in a star-studded wedding on 11-11-11.

Foster told E! News that not being an American citizen always made her feel like there was a "separation" from her kids.

"When we would arrive in America, I would go in one line and they would go in another line," she said.

The Bravo personality also noted that she's looking forward to voting since she's actually never had the opportunity—ever.

"I've never voted in my life. I left Holland right when I was 16 and I wasn't eligible to vote and when I came here I wasn't allowed to vote. I'm excited to go with my husband and discuss politics," she remarked.
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Kandi Burruss Talks Real Housewives of Atlanta and Porsha & Kordell Stewart's Divorce


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Tamra Barney Lands Wedding Spinoff Show
Someone ring the spinoff alarm because another Real Housewives one is a-comin'!

Tamra Barney from The Real Housewives of Orange County has landed her own series, the Bravo reality star announced on Twitter. "Rumors are True....Wedding spin off," Tamra tweeted on Wednesday.

The spinoff, which will center on her upcoming nuptials to Eddie Judge, has yet to be titled, and Tamra asked her fans for some help: "Can you help us with the name?"

Of course, Tamra offered up some options of her own, tweeting three hashtags: "#sweating4thewedding #tamra&eddiearefinallyready #thirdtimesacharm."

And the Orange County mother-of-four is defending her decision to air her wedding after someone on Twitter asked her how much money she traded her soul for. "A lot, thank you very much," Tamra responded.

Tamra isn't the only Housewife to land her own spinoff: Real Housewives of Atlanta fan favorite NeNe Leakes' new series I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding will premiere this fall on Bravo; Atlanta's Kim Zolciak and Kandi Burruss have Don't Be Tardy and The Kandi Factory, respectively; Beverly Hills' Lisa Vanderpump stars in Vanderpump Rules; and New York City's Bethenny Frankel headlined Bethenny Ever After.
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Now Kyle Richards Is Claiming That She’s Being Bullied By Co-Stars

Guess if anyone remembers how Kyle acted in season 1, they'd say karma is a bitch. But at least now Alexis Bellino isn't the only Housewife claiming to be bullied by her co-stars:
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards is telling close friends she is being bullied by fellow cast members Lisa VanderpumpBrandi Glanville and Yolanda Foster, and is on the verge of quitting the hit Bravo reality show, is exclusively reporting.
Paris Hilton‘s aunt “is just at a loss for words as to why she is being picked on by Brandi, Lisa and Yolanda. Kyle feels that she is being targeted in the same way that Adrienne Maloof was last season. Kyle was blindsided by the girls attacking her marriage over allegations that Mauricio was cheating on her,” a source told Radar exclusively.

“She was particularly hurt by Lisa’s actions because they once used to be such close friends. They no longer are, and Kyle had wanted to work on that friendship, and try to mend it…now, that seems impossible. Kyle just can’t understand why the girls can’t come together and support each other.”

Although hunky Mauricio has previously denied being a womanizer, Lisa and Brandi decided “to confront Kyle about it on camera,” an insider previously told Radar. “They absolutely blindsided her, and were relentless.

“Brandi maintained she had solid information to prove that Mauricio has been cheating on Kyle. Kyle became extremely upset, and refused to listen to the girls. She felt especially betrayed by Lisa because they had once been so close.”

However, Kyle’s sister and fellow housewife, Kim Richards “has absolutely stood up for her sister, big time. Kim got into a heated altercation with Brandi and Lisa telling them to butt out of Kyle’s marriage. Even though Kim and Kyle have had their issues over the years, they always stand up for each other publicly. That family bond can never be broken,” the source said.

Kyle is contractually obligated to film season four, “but this will most likely be her last one. She doesn’t want her family to come under attack for no reason because of the show,” the insider revealed.
RELATED: Kyle Richards to Get Tested for Breast Cancer, Gives Thanks to Angelina Jolie

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lisa Vanderpump and Len Goodman Dance Together on "Dancing With the Stars" Finale
We didn't see this one coming!

On the
Dancing With the Stars Season 16 finale tonight (May 21), Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko returned to the ballroom to dance the Foxtrot. Their twirls and twists lead to an even bigger twist — Len Goodman taking the stage!

Len cut right in, performing the second half of the dance with Lisa. They even shared a near peck on the lips at one point. We're obsessed!

Gleb flawlessly cut in afterwards, closing out the dance with high energy and a smile. And man, did we miss that sexy smile!  
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LuAnn de Lesseps Interview with Gurian News Network

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Lydia McLaughlin Calls Real Housewives of Orange County Costars 'Intense'
When Lydia McLaughlin was offered the chance to join the eighth season of The Real Housewives of Orange County she leapt at the chance.

But now, just halfway through her maiden season, she admits that she may have been a bit naïve when she climbed aboard the reality TV ranks.

"It is more difficult than I thought it would be!" she told PEOPLE while attending Corolle's Adopt-a-Doll event in Los Angeles on Saturday.

"I was just like, 'Yeah, what do I have to lose?! What would people not like about me?! I'm just going to be myself, and I'm going to be positive, and have a different type of voice!'" 

t was an inspired, if not somewhat innocent approach to the Bravo franchise, one that was quickly tested by fellow cast members Gretchen Rossi and Tamra Barney.

"When everyone is screaming and yelling, you really can't win in this type of show," the 32-year-old admitted. "It's intense, and those women are intense and they have an opinion, and that's what they've been on the air for so long."

McLaughlin also revealed that the bold personalities and on-screen standoffs aren't the result of editing.

"I think that the ladies are genuinely who they are on the show, and that there isn't a lot of acting," she says. "In some degree some of the worst drama actually happened when the cameras went down." 
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Kyle Richards Almost Quit Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Over Allegations From Brandi Glanville & Lisa Vanderpump That Husband Was Cheating
The only thing the producers of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills need to do is let the cameras keep rolling because the drama is at an all-time high with a shocking confrontation leading one of the cast members to the verge of quitting.

During filming for season four of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills last week, Lisa Vanderpump and Brandi Glanville confronted Kyle Richards about allegations that Mauricio Umansky has been cheating on her, has learned exclusively.

The situation became so heated and intense that Kyle wanted to quit the show!

Although hunky Mauricio has previously denied womanizing, Lisa and Brandi decided “to confront Kyle about it on camera,” a source told Radar.

“They absolutely blindsided her, and were relentless.

“Brandi maintained she had solid information to prove that Mauricio has been cheating on Kyle. Kyle became extremely upset, and refused to listen to the girls. She felt especially betrayed by Lisa because they had once been so close.”

The interaction was brutal and when it was over the hit show almost lost Kyle.

Kyle was “so upset and disgusted after the confrontation, that she called producers of the show, and told them she wanted out,” the source said. “

Producers were able to talk her out of it, but Kyle is extremely unhappy with how season four is unfolding.”

“Yes, I want more babies,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star said. “I wish I’d done it right after Portia.”
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Jacqueline Laurita Admits to Having Plastic Surgery
In a truly startling turn of events, a member of Bravo's Real Housewives franchise has admitted to going under the knife.

Jacqueline Laurita made the admission last night on Watch What Happens Live, using the interview to discuss her tummy tuck and neck lift and hype the services of Dr. Brent Moelleken.

"When workouts and diets fail to put your body back in order after three kids, is there anything wrong with having a Dr. Brent put you back together again?" she asked on Twitter earlier this year.

"I honestly think it's beautiful when people grow old gracefully. I have no idea why I choose not to. I'll fight gravity with a laser like Luke Skywalker."

Laurita also has breast implants and has undergone Botox on at least one occasion.

You can catch back up with her and her irritating castmates when The Real Housewives of New Jersey returns Sunday, June 2 at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo.
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Ramona Singer Helps Cops Pull Off Sting On Pal’s Nanny
Real Housewives of New York City star Ramona Singer came to the aid of Park Avenue pal Lucia Hwong Gordon, who was missing a fortune in jewelry and other items, and we’ve got the full details for you right here on

After Gordon, a composer, quizzed her live-in nanny Raquel Santos about the disappearances, the nanny wept, and admitted she’d swiped and pawned the priceless items, among them a diamond-and-ruby necklace, to two local shops.

While she was hesitant to turn Santos into authorities, it was Singer who encouraged her distraught pal to do so, a source told the NY Post.

“Ramona said she needed to speak up before the woman victimized another family,” the source said.

Ramona told Gordon to bait Santos by offering to buy back the stolen goods, and when Santos showed up at her apartment to do just that, the cops were there to put her in cuffs.

The Bravo star told the paper, “I’m thrilled justice was served. My friend showed strength and perseverance.

“It was important that this was investigated. If it had not been investigated, she might have just gone to work for another family and done the same thing.”

“Ramona gave [Gordon] the strength to deal with this,” an insider told the paper.
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Monday, May 20, 2013

Porsha Stewart Claims Kordell Stewart Changed The Locks On Her
Kordell Stewart REAALLLY doesn't wanna see his estranged wife Porsha Williams anymore ... 'cause the ex-NFL star just changed the locks on the family home to keep her out ... this according to Porsha.

The "Real Housewives of ATL" star just filed new docs in her divorce war with Kordell ... and it appears the nasty split just got even NASTIER.

According to the docs, filed in family court in Georgia and obtained by TMZ, Porsha claims Kordell has locked her out of their residence on multiple occasions ... and she had to have her lawyer beg Kordell's people for a key.

Sources close to the situation tell us Kordell isn't playing ball -- and hasn't forked over a key.

But there's more ... according to the docs, Porsha tried to work things out with Kordell in a mediation session, but she claims he blew the whole thing off ... and called it a "waste of everyone's time."

Porsha wants a judge to force Kordell to either allow her to use the house ... or pay her enough cash so she can get a "suitable alternative residence."

Sources tell us Porsha is currently living with her mom in ATL -- guess she feels it's just not a "suitable residence" for a grown woman.

Calls to Kordell's people have not been returned.
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NeNe Leakes Thinks Real Housewives of Orange County Needs to Be Recast, Gretchen Rossi Responds
During Andy Cohen's one-on-one special with NeNe Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, they covered everything from her non-friendship with Sheree Whitfield to her opinion on other Real Housewives shows. As far as her sisters in Orange County go, NeNe shared her view that RHoC needs to be recast.

When Californian Gretchen Rossi visited the Bravo Clubhouse this week, Andy gave her a chance to fire back.

"So NeNe and I are good friends, so I immediately texted her and I was like, ‘really?’ I was like ‘what the hell is up with that?’," Gretchen revealed. "She texted me back and she told me who she thought should be recast and it wasn't me ... and I'm not going to spill the beans because I don't want to get her in trouble."

Her real issue with NeNe wasn't the recasting comment, however, but her implication that only a handful of the Real Housewives actually work for a living.

Gretchen explained, "But the thing that really made me even more upset than even that was that she said that only like her and Vicki and Ramona work," adding, "I'm sorry but I'm a really hard worker and I've always been a hard worker ... I take a lot of pride in being a woman entrepreneur and building everything that I have, so I was a little upset about that one, but we talked it out."
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Sunday, May 19, 2013

'90s Actress Carlton Gebbia Says She's Joining 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'
'90s TV actress Carlton Gebbia has high hopes for her upcoming stint on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" ... telling friends she hopes to ditch the TV cat fights and empower women instead. Goooood luck.

Sources tell us ... Carlton, who guest starred on shows like "The Young and the Restless" and "Suddenly Susan" back in the day, is definitely joining the cast for season 4. Bravo has yet to confirm it, but our sources tell us it's happening.

Plus, we got Carlton out in L.A. recently and she all but said, "Yes, I'm on the show." Instead she talked about what she WOULD do IF she were on it. Yeah.

The addition should be interesting ... our sources tell us, Carlton's made it clear -- she's "sick of the silly s**t women do" on "Real Housewives" and wants to portray her sex as beautiful, strong and powerful, i.e., no table flipping.

FYI -- Carlton is married to StockCross owner David Gebbia and is reportedly worth about $50 mil. 
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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Adriana De Moura Marries Longtime Boyfriend Frederiq Marq
This Real Housewife is now somebody's real wife! Adriana De Moura wed longtime boyfriend Frederiq Marq in Coral Gables, Florida on Friday, May 17, Us Weekly can confirm. The Real Housewives of Miami star looked stunning in a dramatic gown with a poufy skirt, bedazzled embellishments and fringe. Frenchman Marq complemented the bride, wearing a white and ivory tux.
Escorting the art dealer bride into the ceremony, which was taped for season three of the Bravo hit: Fellow housewives Marysol Patton, Lisa Hochstein and Alexia Echevarria. (Rumors suggest that De Moura and Marq had previously wed legally, with Friday's bash marking their chance to celebrate with loved ones.) 
"Big day today!" Hochstein tweeted teasingly. According to a source, the reception had a Great Gatsby theme, and was held at the Biltmore Hotel. 
It's the second union for the Brazlian-born beauty, who has one son from her previous marriage.
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Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice Argue Over 'On Display'
Before the explosive new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres June 2 on Bravo, Andy Cohen is sitting down with the show's feuding stars to discuss a number of topics, including how close relationships were fractured.

Among them? Melissa Gorga's song, "On Display."

Apparently, her sister-in-law Teresa Giudice thinks the song – which Gorga wrote and recorded during her first season on the show – may be about her.

"So many people told me that," Teresa tells Cohen in a clip of Watch What Happens Live: NJ Housewives Tell All, airing Sunday (8 p.m. ET) on Bravo. 

The issue is in the lyrics about being followed by paparazzi.

"She just had written that song. There were no paparazzi following her," Teresa says. "[My fans said], 'Teresa, everywhere you go there's paparazzi following you.' They're like, 'She wrote that song wanting to be you.' "

Melissa's response: "No. It's definitely 100 percent not [about her]. It's like can anything be mine? ... No one gets credit for 'On Display.' It's my song."  
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