Thursday, October 31, 2013

Kenya Moore Claims ‘Kanye West Hit On Me Before Kim Kardashian'
Kimye, there was Kenya. Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore is making new claims about a steamy encounter she had with Kanye West. But don’t worry Kim. Moore says it all happened long before he hooked up with his baby mama, Kim Kardashian
“Kanye likes beautiful women, curvy women…” Kenya revealed during Access Hollywood Live on Tuesday. 
“He was really sweet when I met him. He seemed very humble. I thought he was a great guy,” the 42-year-old former Miss USA 1993 continued, admitting that the encounter happened “a few years ago.” 
“We met in Beverly Hills. He walked over, he was very humble. He spoke to me. He was super nice,” she explained. 
But despite their undeniable chemistry, Moore says, “Of course, we didn’t date, because I was with someone. He was a very charming guy, I can say that. I was very charmed.” 
“Did he give you elevator eyes?” host Billy Bush asked, wondering if West had checked out her cleavage. 
“Well, he’s a guy,” a coy Moore answered, hinting, “he appreciates women.” 
Still, the Atlanta housewife stressed that the chart-topping rapper was respectful to her. 
As Radar previously reported, West proposed to Kardashian San Francisco’s AT&T Park for the socialite’s 33rd birthday.“It was just friendly, ‘Hey, I want you to hear some music.’ It was all above board,” she continued. “I’m very happy that he’s found love and that him and Kim are having a good relationship.”
RELATED: Kenya Moore talks NeNe Leakes tension

Dina Manzo Says She's Returning To 'Real Housewives Of New Jersey'
Dina Manzo is returning to "Real Housewives of New Jersey." The reality star tweeted about her return to the Bravo series.

Dina was one of the original cast members of "Real Housewives of New Jersey." She left during Season 2. Her return follows the news that her sister, Caroline Manzo, was leaving the show to focus on her Bravo pilot "Manzo'd With Children." 
Jacqueline Laurita, Dina's sister-in-law, told Us Weekly that Dina was likely returning to the franchise and confirmed there will be new faces. 
"There's two twin Italian girls -- Teresa and Nicole -- and then a girl named Amber," Laurita told Us Weekly. "And, I think that my sister-in-law Dina [Manzo] is coming back!" Jacqueline said. 
In early October, news of Nicole & Teresa Napolitano and Amber Marchese joining the reality show first surfaced. According to In Touch, Dina had Jacqueline booted from the show.
RELATED: Jacqueline Laurita Thinks Dina Manzo Is "Coming Back" to Real Housewives of New Jersey

Camille Grammer Hires 24/7 Bodyguards After Ex-Boyfriend’s Alleged Beatdown
Camille Grammer has hired round-the-clock security guards to guard her home in the wake of her domestic abuse ordeal, has learned. 
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 45, reacted to the incident with her ex-boyfriend Dimitri Charalambopoulos by swiftly ramping up the protection at her Los Angeles-area home. 
In court documents filed in her successful request to obtain a restraining order against the Dallas-based bankruptcy attorney, the ex-wife of Frasier star Kelsey Grammar detailed her fears that she could be attacked again. 
“I am informed and believe that there are numerous firearms… at his disposal,” she wrote in the explosive filing. 
“Mr. Charalambopoulos placed me in mortal apprehension, fearing that he would follow through with his threats to bash in my skull and to knock me unconscious. In so weak a state and faced with such a vitriolic and prolonged physical attack, any reasonable person would share that fear. 
“Furthermore, by and through his actions, Mr. Charalambopoulos did molest, attack, strike, threaten, and batter me. He disturbed my peace.” 
The single mother-of-two added, “I wake up at least twice per night with visions of his face as he was attacking me. I continue to fear for my safety and for the safety of my children, who had grown to trust Mr. Charalambopoulos during the course of my relationship with him.” 
The reality star has already been spotted in Malibu, Calif., with a series of bodyguards, according to multiple eyewitness accounts. 
“Security has been significantly increased at her home and Camille will keep the security detail in place for the foreseeable future. She isn’t taking any chances.”“As soon as Camille returned from Houston, she hired the bodyguards,” a source said. 
Included in Grammer’s request for the restraining order against her boyfriend of two years were nine black and white photos that were submitted to the Houston Police Department, showing what she has alleged to be the aftermath of Charalambopoulos’ attack — including her smashed iPhone next to clumps of hair he had pulled right from her head. 
A hearing on November 19 will determine if the restraining order will be made permanent.
RELATED: Does It Run In The Family? Brother Of Camille Grammer’s Ex-Boyfriend Is A Violent Criminal

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

HLN Host Nancy Grace Predicts That Teresa and Joe Giudice Will Be Going To Jail
Teresa and Joe Giudice have not been found guilty yet in a court of law but according to Nancy Grace they are “going down” for their tax fraud and evasion charges.

The acid-tongue HLN host appeared on Watch What Happens Live Monday night where she answered a caller’s question about whether or not the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars would be going to jail.

“Yes, yes, yes, yes,” the former prosecutor announced and said she believes the charges are legitimate.

“I think that they are founded, sadly for the franchise.”

The Giudices have been charged with 39 counts of tax evasion and fraud and are facing 50 years behind bars, and Nancy said she doesn’t see them avoiding jail time.

“I think they were in it together and you know what? You can get away with shoplifting, maybe stealing a car but don’t mess with the feds when it comes to money. Never mess with the tax man. Never mess with the feds alright? They have no mercy.

“I predict they’re going down,” she told Andy Cohen and explained why she believes they’ll end up incarcerated.

“Much as Martha Stewart was used I think they will be used as an example to other people.”

Andy tried to defend Teresa, but Nancy quickly dismissed him.

“She told me she absolutely had no idea,” the WWHL host pleaded on Teresa’s behalf.

“Did she sign her name on those documents?” Nancy asked him and he replied “Yes,” but when she asked “Did they get money? From loans? Bank loans etc. from signing those documents?” he pled the fifth.
RELATED:  RHONJ Feud! Caroline Manzo, Kathy Wakile Not Invited To Kim DePaola’s Annual Posche Fashion Show

Ramona Singer, Husband Mario Enjoy "Family Time" Together After Cheating Scandal
Sticking together! After denying reports of a cheating scandal earlier this month, Ramona Singer and husband Mario Singer showed a united front over the weekend while visiting daughter Avery at Emory University in Atlanta. The Real Housewives of New York City star, 56, shared photos of their trip and special "family time" on Twitter.

"On our way to Atlanta visiting Avery for parents weekend. We brought a surprise for her, Coco!!" Ramona captioned a selfie with Mario, 60, and their dog Coco on Thursday, Oct. 24.
On Saturday, she shared a group photo of Avery reuniting with family and wrote, "Loving our time with @averysinger. Mario even brought Coco as a surprise for her #4specialday #familytime."

"This has been such a special weekend," she tweeted the following day. "Enjoying our last few hours before heading back to NYC." Before getting their flight home, Ramona shared one last photo of the threesome posing together with the caption, "Such a special family weekend with @averysinger and Mario in Atlanta. We miss her."
Earlier this month, The New York Post's Page Six alleged that Mario had had an affair and impregnated a young New York socialite. Ramona denied the claims to Hollywood Life that same day, saying, "It's not true."

The spouses of 27 years seem to be doing well despite the scandal. Ramona tweeted on Oct. 28, "Mario and I are matching this #Halloween! Guess what we will be . . . Hint: we'll be wearing masks."
RELATED: Jill Zarin to Ramona Singer: “I Never Wanted to Do Anything to Hurt Her”

Camille Grammer Claims Boyfriend Dimitri Charalambopoulos Bruised and Battered Her, Wins Restraining Order
Camille Grammer just got a restraining order against her boyfriend, claiming he brutalized and terrorized her in a hotel room, leaving her bruised and battered. 
In her declaration, filed by attorney Larry Stein and obtained by TMZ, Camille claims on October 16, she was in a Houston hotel room with boyfriend Dimitri Charalambopoulos ... recovering from cancer surgery just days before. 
At 1:30 AM Camille says a woman started texting Dimitri and ended up calling him and screaming. 
The phone call triggered an argument between Camille and Dimitri.  She claims at that point he grabbed her by the hair, twisted it around his hand and repeatedly pulled her head into the bed and its headboard.  She says he pulled out clumps of her hair in the process. 
Camille says she tried to call for help, but Dimitri smashed her iPhone. 
But it didn't end there.  Camille claims Dimitri "squeezed my nose between his finger and pushed upward forcefully, covering my mouth in an attempt to silence me to prevent me from breathing." 
Camille also claims Dimitri wrestled her on the hotel bed, "repeatedly slamming my head and face into the furniture and completely immobilizing me."  She claims he said, "I wanna smash your head in.  I'll give you a reason to call the cops."

Camille says the abuse went on for 40 minutes to an hour as she feared for her life and begged him to stop.
She says as Dimitri was about to leave he said he would knock her out if she moved from the bed. 
Camille, who claims she felt Dimitri would kill her, ended up bruised and battered. 
A judge just granted a temporary restraining order ... ordering Dimitri to stay 100 yards from Camille and her 2 kids.
RELATED: Camille Grammer Says “BF Is Out of the Picture” — Did She Split From Dimitri?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Report Claims Dina Manzo Rejoined New Jersey Housewives Because She Wants Financial Independence From ‘Beholden’ Cheating Husband

I still don't believe Dina is coming back to RHONJ, will wait till Bravo officially announces next season's lineup:
Dina Manzo has signed on for season six of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and has uncovered the secret reason why she opted to return to the drama zone.

According to a source close to the RJONJ alumn, she was faxed with a vexed choice: either go back to Real Housewives to make her own money and become financial independent, or stay married to her cheating husband Tommy Manzo who still financially supports her.

Dina signed because she had little choice,” the source tells

“Here’s the thing, she wants to get a divorce from Tommy. They have a pre-nup that’s the size of a frigging phone book. If she divorces, she isn’t getting anything. She walks away with no house, nothing — so it’s either sign back with Bravo or you stay with the devil.”

Dina wants to divorce Tommy — who she married in 2005 and then separated from in the fall of 2012 — because of his continuous infidelities.

Despite planning their nuptials in front of VH1 cameras for the reality show, My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding, the pair’s romance has been anything but a fairytale.

Dina has openly admitted that Tommy cheated on her multiple times during their courtship.

“She’s caught him a number of times. It is disgusting,” said the source.

Once things take off again with RHONJ, the source suggested it wouldn’t be long until Dina officially files for divorce.

“That’s what I think,” the source says. “I think that’s one of the reasons she wants to do this and I don’t f****ing blame her. I would to do it.

“I’m proud that she would do something, even something she doesn’t like, to not be in a loveless marriage,” the source added. “Who wants that? I would rather [join].”

And Dina knows that it’s not going to be an easy ride since she has already been a cast member in the past.

“Housewives is an ugly job [and] is as rough as you get,” the source told Radar. “They’re ruthless. She is going into the lion’s den. There’s no question. Dina’s got some skeletons and she knows it.

“But she [had] to make a choice… either she stays with a cheating husband or she does the show… so she signed.”
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Kyle Richards Denies "Blind Sighted" Cheating Rumors, Talks New Season of RHOBH
Kyle Richards warns don't believe everything you read.

Richards, 44, says rumors that her husband Mauricio Umansky cheated on her or flirted with another woman are all "part of the snowball out-of-control thing."

Telling PEOPLE that the twosome was "blind sighted" by the reports – which are highly touched upon in the trailer for season 4 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – Richards says, "My husband and I both were [worked up about it]. We were literally like, 'What?' "

After taking photos with her arm around her hubby at the show's Hollywood premiere party on Wednesday night, Richards said, "I don't think anything is perfect in life, but [what we have] is perfect for us. I could not love my husband more. I mean I really love him with all my heart and soul, and he loves me. He's an amazing husband, he's an amazing father, he's an amazing human being." 

Added the reality star, "He did not deserve to be sucked into this, and he didn't sign up for this spotlight. I did."


Richards also provided an update on where she currently stands with some of her castmates.

"Some are really cool and some not as much," she said of the new Housewives: self-proclaimed witch, Carlton Gebbia, and actress Joyce Giraud.

"We're very different. I think some were open-minded and nice and some were very closed-minded and very negative energy to me."

Although she didn't explicitly state which new girl she feuded with, when asked if anyone tried to cast a spell on her, she said with a laugh, "That's what I'm talking about!"

As for her former BFF Lisa Vanderpump, Richards would only say teasingly, "We have our moments. We've had difficulties. We've had our issues and that's addressed this season."

Acknowledging her relationship with cast mate Brandi Glanville, with whom she has formerly feuded, Richards told reporters, "We're in a good place. People are like, 'Ooh, they're best friends.' We're in a much better place than we were, obviously, but it can't get any worse than it was."

And a former Housewife she's still totally fond of? Recently engaged Taylor Armstrong.

"I'm very happy for her," Richards said of Armstrong, who is planning to wed John Bluher. "He's a really nice guy. He really cares about [Taylor's daughter] Kennedy. They seem very happy and she seems at ease."
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Porn Star Farrah Abraham Blasts ‘Rude, Degrading’ Bethenny Frankel After Talk-Show Appearance

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You know things are really going bad for you when you dissed by a porno star:
It’s a reality television smack down.

Ex-Teen Mom turned porn star Farrah Abraham has come to to rage against Bethenny Frankel after she filmed a contentious appearance on the one-time Real Housewives of New York star’s struggling talk show Bethenny — set to air Monday.

During the interview, both Frankel and her audience had a lot of tough questions for the controversial single mother who was forced to defend her parenting skills and some of the decisions she has made, including waxing her daughter Sophia‘s unibrow when she was just three years of age.

According to Abraham, 22, it’s not what she signed up when she agreed to appear on the nationally syndicated chat-fest.

“Before going on the show, I was told that it would be a positive and inspirational talk for mothers and business women,” the star of Backdoor Teen Mom, an adult film, told Radar in an exclusive interview.

“But as soon as I met Bethenny, it turned into a judgmental zone. She did not like how I valued my daughter’s opinion and care so much about her that I allow her to have her own voice.

“Then, she brought up very old misconstrued tabloid topics like my daughter’s unibrow and had judgmental women who were in the audience act disrespectful towards me and twist my opinion — as a mother, I care about my daughter’s hygiene — to suggest Sophia would not be beautiful, even if she had a unibrow.
“It was rude and I felt Bethenny siding with these women and their untrue statements.”

Abraham, who has also launched her own sex toy line, described Frankel as “degrading to women” and “hating” on their gender.

“During the show, she brought up my sex toy line… and tried to encourage the audience to not buy my line because ‘I’m a Teen Mom and that’s all I will ever be,’” added Abraham.

“This was very rude as my life has moved on from all of this, plus, it made no sense at all being the first release of the sex toys are for men not women. Perhaps her ex-husband Jason will be purchasing my sex toys… not women like Bethenny.”
RELATED: 'Bethenny': Frankel is determined to become extremely famous

Monday, October 28, 2013

Joanna Krupa Blames Lisa Hochstein's Fertility Struggles on Alleged Partying
The Real Housewives of Miami ladies seemed relatively tame in comparison to other casts—right up until their explosive reunion was filmed last week. 
In fact, two sources tell E! News exclusively that things took a turn for the worse between former BFFs Joanna Krupa and Lisa Hochstein. At one point, Joanna alleged that Lisa's hard partying could've even played a role in her in struggles to start a family. Bravo had no comment on what happened during the Oct. 18 taping. 
There have even been rumors that Lisa is considering taking legal action in response to Joanna's claims, although E! News has not independently confirmed these reports. 
Former Real Housewives of Miami star Ana Quincoces seemed to allude to some legal strife, however, when she took to Twitter on Oct. 18 (when the reunion episode was filmed), writing, "Legal advice of the day: Reality 'stars' who threaten w/ defamation suits better make sure they r squeaky clean because discovery is a bitch." 
Joanna tweeted "Brutal" after the show's taping, and the following day, Lisa seemingly weighed in on the drama as well, writing, "The craziness is over. Time to get back to my real life and focus on friends and family I love." 
Fair enough. Make sure to tune in Monday, Oct. 28, at 10 p.m. for a new episode of Real Housewives of Miami.
RELATED: Is Lisa Hochstein Suing Joanna Krupa? — Report

Andy Cohen Reveals Casting Secrets, Including Who He Wants To Rehire
Real Housewives come and go, but the man behind the franchise, Bravo boss Andy Cohen, has seen it all during his years running the many iterations of the series. Now, for the first time ever, Cohen dished on some juicy casting secrets during a video on his blog — including who he’s dying to get back on the air! 
“I always wanted to bring [The Real Housewife of Orange CountyLauri Waring-Peterson back, but Lauri did not want to come back,” Cohen revealed in the latest installment of his @sk Andy videos. (She did eventually return,but only as a part-time member.) 
Generally, Cohen said, he prefers not to have cast members leave in the first place. “Typically,” he explained, “I’m at the forefront of trying to woo formers back to the show.”As for other axed Housewives, such as RHONJ star Danielle Staub, who are constantly rumored to be getting a second chance on the show, Cohen says he relies on his staff to act as a barometer. “If it’s a terrible idea,” he revealed, “people will say to me, ‘It’s a terrible idea.’” 
Generally, Cohen said, he prefers not to have cast members leave in the first place. “Typically,” he explained, “I’m at the forefront of trying to woo formers back to the show.” 
And for all those hoping to get on the show themselves, Cohen did offer some insight into how the casting process goes down. “I am involved in all of it,” he confirmed. “We have a team … we work with the production company to go over the submissions for Housewives.
RELATED: Dina Manzo Denies Having Jacqueline Laurita Fired

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Did Kandi Burruss Elope With Fiance Todd Tucker?
Did Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss get married?

The singer-songwriter posted several pictures of herself on the beach in Cancun, Mexico, including one where she was standing next to chairs that looked like they were decorated for a wedding, causing many to believe she'd tied the knot with fiance Todd Tucker.

According to reality-TV blog Tamara Tattles, Kandi did indeed get hitched while in Mexico - and all her co-stars, including newlywed NeNe Leakes, were there! The blog reports that the wedding was filmed and will be on the next season of Real Housewives, which may be why Kandi has to keep mum about what happened.

The 37-year-old, who won a Grammy for writing TLC's hit "No Scrubs," has finally found luck in love. Her former fiance AJ Jewell died tragically in 2009, and since then Kandi focused on being a mom to her daughter Riley.

However, sparks flew when she met Todd, a TV producer who had worked for Bravo. Eventually, Todd gave up his work on the network so that he and Kandi could be together and moved into her Atlanta home.

The two reportedly said their "I do"s at the El Dorado Royale Riviera Maya resort.
RELATED: Kandi Burruss and Porsha Stewart Pose Together in Sexy Dresses (PHOTO)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Bethenny Frankel’s Talk Show Still Flopping: ‘Bethenny’ Slips In Ratings To #14
Bethenny Frankel‘s daytime talk show continues to slip in the ratings, and has learned the former Real Housewives of New York City star’s show has dropped to number 14 — out of just 18. 
According to the rating numbers ending the week of Oct. 13, Bethenny is holding steady at number 2 in terms of talk show newcomers (behind Queen Latifah), but in overall household rankings she’s only bringing slightly more viewers than ArsenioThe Test and Trisha which are tied for number 16, andThe Better Show. 
Bethenny showed no changes in their viewership from the week before — neither losing nor gaining viewers — and this will likely spell trouble for the struggling talk show. 
As Radar previously reported, Frankel’s talk show boss, Ellen DeGeneres, even appeared on her show (via satellite) in an attempt to help out the ratings-starved talk show. 
But Frankel blames a poor showing during her first season on a lack of A-list guests — which DeGeneres promised her. 
“[Frankel] is absolutely peeved that she has been unable to get a big name celebrity to come on. Frankel was told numerous times by DeGeneres before the show premiered that she would absolutely help her in getting all of the big names in show business,” a source close to the situation told Radar. 
“During Bethenny’s trial run, DeGeneres pulled some strings and got Justin Bieber to come on. DeGeneres’ former booker is now working for Bethenny but he’s been unable to get Sandra Bullock,Gwyneth Paltrow or Miley Cyrus.” 
In fact, Frankel couldn’t even get her old Bravo co-stars to appear on her show!
Jill Zarin and Alex McCord were both offered an insulting $400 to appear on the show and rejected the pitiful plea.
RELATED: It’s Not Just Poppy Hoppy! Bethenny’s Chilly Behavior Off-Putting To Staff, Audience, Guests On Talk Show Set

Friday, October 25, 2013

Brandi Glanville Calls Joyce Giraud A ‘Narcissistic B**ch!’ And Dishes On Her Fallout With Lisa Vanderpump
Brandi Glanville didn’t hold back (as usual) at the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premiere party on Wednesday night, calling new cast member Joyce Giraud a “narcissistic b*tch” and reveals that former BFF Lisa Vanderpump was “using me,” as was first to report.

“It’s such a shakeup, all the friendships change and turn,” Glanville told Extra of the new cast members Giraud and Carlton Gebbia.

Kyle [Richards] and Carlton hate each other, and I like them both. It’s a problem. But Kyle likes Joyce, and I don’t like Joyce. She’s a narcissistic b*tch!”

And while Glanville and Vanderpump have both admitted they’re not currently on speaking terms, neither have yet to reveal the exact reason.

“It really just comes down to, was she using me this whole time to get ahead in something else?” Glanville, 40, told Extra.

“Some things that I found out that were really disappointing, and when the cards were down for me, she wasn’t really there.”

As Radar exclusively revealed, the initial confrontation between Glanville and Vanderpump was during an August trip to Puerto Rico and it was all caught on camera by Bravo.

But Glanville concedes she’d like to have her friendship with Vanderpump rekindled, telling Extra, “It’s actually super sad. I just hope that we can reconcile at some point.

“I miss her and I love her. I just want to make sure our friendship is really real, and I’m not just a pawn in some sort of bigger deal.”
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Alex McCord Ridicules Jill Zarin's Claims that Ramona Singer’s Husband, Mario Made a Series of Advances Towards Her
Former The Real Housewives of New York City star Alex McCord claims Jill Zarin is lying about co-star Ramona Singer‘s husband trying to hit on her.

And McCord, who appeared on seasons 1-4 of RHONYC, implies it’s another example of real housewives fakery in which producers try to pump up the drama for ratings.

In the latest reality TV shocker, ex-RHONYC star Zarin told In Touch magazine that Ramona’s husband, Mario Singer, 60, made a series of advances towards her.

“I don’t buy it for a red hot minute,” McCord says.

“Having known the Singers for six years, Mario is a flirt but all talk and no action!

“He might flirt with a housewife; he might yell at a housewife. He’s not going to sleep with a housewife — except Ramona.”

She adds of her former co-star Zarin, who also appeared on RHONYC seasons 1-4, “I think Jill is up to her old shenanagins, trying to keep her name in magazines and feeding her irrational hatred of Ramona. Why do this? I’m shaking my head.”

But McCord also suspects housewives’ producers are behind it!

“For years, reality producers are trying to make Mario a Lothario, just like any time you saw ever saw Ramona sip a drink or Kelly roll her eyes or me turn red–any time Mario’s attention was distracted, the producers showed it,” she says.

“But if all they’ve got is edited clips, they’ve got nothing. If all they’ve got is him flirting with ladies at parties, they’ve got nothing!

“I’ve flirted with him! It’s all in good fun. It doesn’t mean you’re actually doing anything.”
RELATED: Jill Zarin’s Bombshell: ‘Ramona’s Husband Hit On Me!’

Sheree Whitfield Appears on TV One's "Life After"
“Life After” Season 5, Episode 8: Sheree Whitfield: Real Housewives of Atlanta premieres on TV One tonight, where Sheree Whitfield is profiled and recalls seeing a clip of herself, realized how her  image was portrayed on TV,  and was not happy with that!

In 2008, Sheree joined the cast of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Bravo’s most popular TV series to date. She left the show after four seasons, citing dissatisfaction and disappointment with the cultivated plot lines and general production.

Here’s a synopsis of the show:

“Ever wondered what happened to some of your favorite celebrities? Life After investigates what happened to them after a major turning point in their careers. Did they succumb to their tragedies or did they rise above it all? Whether public or private, triumphant or tragic — something happened that ultimately defined how we remembered stars like Christopher “Kid” Reid, Bell Biv DeVoe, Eva Marcille, Al Reynolds, Jamiee Foxworth, Taimak, Daryl “Chill” Mitchell and Omarosa. Life After gives you their stories from their own mouths and they’re not holding anything back. Season three of TV One’s hit series Life After is here, filled with more drama, more testimonies, and more fascinating celebrities. Whether public or private, triumphant or tragic, something happened that ultimately defined the person, and the personality. Uncensored, from their own mouths, Jackee Harry, Danielle Spencer, Christopher Martin, Ginuwine, Christopher Williams, AJ Johnson, Countess Vaughn, Antonio Fargas, Kim Coles, Jayne Kennedy and Andre Harrell share jaw-dropping confessions, surprising and sometimes shocking twists.”

“Life After” Season 5 Episode 8  airs Wednesday, October 23, at 8:00 p.m. on The CW.
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Did Dina Manzo Have Jacqueline Laurita Booted From ‘RHONJ’?
The new cast of the sixth season of Real Housewives of New Jersey has caused quite the shake-up. And now an insider reveals exclusively to In Touch that Dina Manzo was behind Jacqueline Lauritas exit from the series.

The source tells the new In Touch, on stands now, that Dina made sure her sister-in-law Jacqueline wouldn’t be back for the series when Caroline left for her Bravo spin-off, Manzo’d With Children. The insider dishes, “When Bravo told Dina that Caroline got a spin-off, Dina said, ‘Jacqueline has to go, too. It’s her or me.’”
Jacqueline even addressed the issue exclusively, telling In Touch, “I understand why Dina wouldn’t want me on the show: She doesn’t want to address family issues on-camera!”

What’s behind Dina’s outrageous demand and the bitter family feud? An insider close to the cast tells the mag, “Dina started it because she wanted Caroline and Jacqueline to quit the show when she left [in 2010],” reveals the source, who says the three women are not speaking. “They didn’t, so this is her way of getting back at them.”
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New 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Star Carlton Gebbia Talks Joining The Show and Practicing Witchcraft
“Carlton is a badass. She’s hot,” is how Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Brandy Glanville describes her new costar and friend, Carlton Gebbia. Meet the latest woman to join the wild cast of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, tattooed, actress-turned-interior designer, Carlton Gebbia. Appearing in the season four trailer making out with Glanville, Gebbia has certainly already made her reality TV splash, and seemingly acclimated well with the housewives crowd.

Raised in a myriad of places—she cites England, Guernsey, and South Africa among the few—Gebbia transplanted herself to Beverly Hills nearly twenty years ago. “I’ve been out here a long time” she laughs. Married to David Gebbia, owner of corporate investment firm StockCross Financial Services, with whom she has three children, Gebbia prides herself on her family and, yes, her practice of witchcraft. It’s a first for the housewives: a witch by spiritual means, rather than personality. Gebbia talks to The Daily Beast about her faith, feeding squirrels with Kim Richards, and her love for Real Housewife of Atlanta (and Celebrity Apprentice alum) Nene Leakes.

What has your family thought of you joining the show, putting your lives on tape?

Well, [they’ve been] very supportive actually. My mother-in-law used to watch the show anyway, so she got a giggle out of the idea. My brothers-in-law and my sistesr-in-law have been really supportive, and have actually been a part of it.

Did you watch the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills before you joined?

You know, I didn’t. I never really watched a lot of reality television, but then once I knew this was going to materialize, I did catch up on some episodes, just to kind of get a general idea of what I was walking into. It was ill-prepared [Laughs].

It’s quite an interesting thing to walk into.

Yeah. But I do feel like I walked in with my eyes wide open.

Were you friends with any of the cast members beforehand?

No, I wasn’t. I didn’t really know them. I knew we were in the same circles, but [we] hadn’t really had the opportunity to meet one-on-one.

So during filming, or even after filming, did you become particularly close with anyone? Or did anyone really reach out to you as a new housewife?

Yeah, actually the very first time that—this is when I was at the Chamber of Commerce event at Kyle [Richards’s] house. I got to meet all of the girls and definitely Yolanda [Foster] completely reached out to me. So did Lisa [Vanderpump]. And then, I think Brandi [Glanville] and I had a funny exchange in words. But those three, I would say, were the most accessible initially.

Do you have any funny or standout moments from filming?

[Laughs] Let me think about that one.

Obviously Brandi and I had a moment when we were in the pool, which has been shown in slow motion, might I add.

I had a funny moment actually with Kim [Richards]. We were feeding squirrels in Palm Desert, which was hysterical because the girls were running away from them. It was really a lot of fun. We had a few encounters with some bees and things.

I think you’re definitely going to see both sides of me. You’ll see the side of me that’s really about my faith, which is about nature, and then you’ll see somewhat of a wild side.

Right. I have read a lot about your faith. You practice Wicca, correct?

Yeah. Well, there’s a lot of debate about what I supposedly practice, because Wicca and other religions are covered under the umbrella of Paganism. I’m Celtic, which is my ancestry.  And I practice witchcraft. My grandmother was a Pagan. There are so many branches of Paganism and there are also different ways to practice these faiths. There’s no one defined answer.

Because I’m a sole practitioner, it’s more of what works for me personally and spiritually, and something that has been in my family since the day I was born. It’s not something I fell into, although it’s a fantastic faith. It’s incredibly positive. We believe that the spirit lies in everything around us and I believe that spiritual growth is related to the cycles of the earth. I believe in the moon phases as well.

Are your children being raised to practice this as well?

No.  The one thing that I have decided is because they are young, they believe in the power of prayer—which I believe in as well—, the healing of crystals, and prayer candles. Those are kind of the three things they understand and are comfortable with. If this is something they want to explore further, I’ll teach them.

Again, I’ve said it before, any religion they decide to follow I’ll be supportive of it. I’ve never, until I had to really explain what I believe in—which happened when I was in school—I just don’t define people by their religious beliefs. I don’t stand in judgment of anybody’s religion. It’s now been a repetitive cycle for me.  From school to now, it [has been] judged, unfortunately negatively.  But if people who have a genuine interest do the research, they’ll see that it is very, very positive.

I also read that you’re writing a children’s book.

I am actually. I had wanted to do this a long time ago and wanted to write basically a toddler’s storybook with a tiny bit of Victorian gothic flair. But, then I figured it may be interpreted not as lightly as I intended, so I put a hold on it. [My girls and I] always tell these stories before bed and give [them] a different flair. As my girls have gotten older, I decided I was going to continue with the book—but that I was going to write the short stories with a bit of a gothic, Victorian edge and have my children illustrate, because they’re fantastic little artists. So we’re going to make it a family affair. My husband might draw a stick figure. I’m not sure about that.

Do you have a favorite housewife from any of the other cities?
I hadn’t watched [them] before. I just started, I figured I better. I just started watching older, fairly new episodes—they’re on demand—of Orange County. But NeNe [Leakes], I think she’s a firecracker. I like her a lot. She’s a force to be reckoned with.
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Caroline Manzo Wants Smaller Breasts After Daughter’s Successful Plastic Surgery
Inspired by her daughter’s recent breast reduction, Caroline Manzo wants to go under the knife again.

The ex-Real Housewives of New Jersey star is now looking into having the same procedure done, Lauren Manzo told in an exclusive interview.

“Although my mom was completely against me getting the breast reduction, she is amazed with how well everything went and now, she wants to get one,” Lauren revealed.

Under the care of New Jersey cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Zubowski, Lauren went from a G to a C cup earlier this year, as we previously reported.

“The recovery was painless, so now my mom wants to get it done,” Lauren said.

“She has always had big boobs like me, but now that my back problems have disappeared, my mom is seriously considering it.”

Lauren, who also underwent lap-band surgery in 2011, decided to get her recent breast reduction because her boobs no longer fit her thinner frame.

“After the [lap band] surgery, I thought my boobs would shrink, but they didn’t. G-size boobs don’t work on a smaller frame, so I decided – against my mom’s wishes – to get the reduction,” Lauren revealed.

“I’m so happy and glad I got it done. I’ve wanted the surgery since I was in high school,” Lauren said, adding that she had a “G” cup bra size as a freshman.

Despite going under the knife several times, Lauren insists she’s done for now.

“I’m not addicted to plastic surgery. I’ve never had Botox or any skin treatments done. Never say never, but I don’t think I’ll get anything done again until after I have kids,” she said.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Melissa Gorga Talks 'Haters', Teresa Giudice and New Book

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Lea Black Defends Herself from Marysol Patton's Verbal Attack
For the entire third season of The Real Housewives of Miami, Lea Black has been targeted by mean girls Adriana de Moura, Marysol Patton and Ana Quincoces. During last night's episode, she was verbally attacked by Marysol, who accused her of not reaching out to her sick mother, Mama Elsa. Now Lea wants to make it clear that her accusations are nothing but lies.

"Wow! The amount of camouflaged and blatant hatred, venom, lies, bitterness and phoniness that spews out at me each week says more about anyone than I could ever say," Lea wrote on her Bravo blog. "Forgive them, they know not what they do."

Lea also said that Marysol exaggerated her relationship with Mama Elsa, although the two of them have always shared a special connection. Which is why she sent Elsa flowers and cards when she found out she was in the hospital.

"I never had any spiritual conversations or advice from Elsa other than season 1 when she sat at a dinner table and gave all the girls her opinion on each of us. And by the way, she said nice things about me," Lea clarified. "I have reached out to Elsa many times with cards, calls and flowers that can be verified by florists, and I sent an email to her daughter, who never replied back."
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Kelly Bensimon Launches First Signature Fragrance, In the Spirit of
Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, and Britney Spears all have one -- so why not Kelly Bensimon? The leggy model and former Real Housewives of New York star is set to launch her first signature fragrance, In the spirit of.

In the spirit of what, exactly? The name was inspired by her book, In the Spirit of the Hamptons, about the famous chichi playground for the elite. But, says Bensimon, the scent "should always be in the spirit of you."

The 45-year-old New Yorker became obsessed with perfumes as a model in Paris, where she fell in love with the city's floral shops and the arrangements she'd see in the ateliers of Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino, and other designers. When she met scent guru Sarah Horowitz, the two decided to collaborate. After just minutes of mixing and matching scents, In the spirit of was created.

According to a press release, Bensimon's scent "has a sparkling top note of fresh cut lemon. The middle note accord is honeysuckle meeting with the lush, tropical note of tuberose, accented by a touch of spicy carnation. It rests on a base note accord of clean musk with a hint of the sexiest vanilla that is at once beautiful, warm and deep — just like the woman who inspired it."

Bensimon spoke to Us about her favorite celebrity fragrances on Oct. 3 at a screening of The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete hosted by The Cinema Society and Tommy Hilfiger in NYC. "I like Kim Kardashian -- it's a well done fragrance. Justin Bieber -- I don't know what the base is, but it smells really good and my kids love it too. I really like the Britney Spears since it smells like carnations."
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Kandi Burruss Still Going After Kim Zolciak For "Tardy for the Party" Loot
Don't be tardy for the next court date! Kandi Burruss tells Us Weekly that her legal battle with Kim Zolciak over their 2009 song "Tardy for the Party" isn't over yet.

On Saturday, Oct. 12, The Wrap reported that a judge at the United States District Court in the Northern District of Georgia ruled in favor of Zolciak in Burruss' lawsuit against her former Real Housewives of Atlanta costar. But the 37-year-old singer-songwriter and record producer tells Us she's not dropping her case yet. "Kim really didn't win. That was just one level of it," she explains. "Now it goes back to other levels of the court and it's still going on."

Burruss sued Zolciak, 35, in March for profits made from the sale of the song, claiming the track was sold "without [the] plaintiffs' authorization, license or consent." Zolciak responded by filing legal documents of her own, accusing Burruss of filing the lawsuit to promote her now-canceled show The Kandi Show.
"It's just the principal of it at this point," the Grammy winner tells Us of the ongoing lawsuit. "It's not about the money. I'm doing great otherwise. It's all just silly. It's not a big deal to me. I've got my daughter and my fiance and am working on new music and a Broadway show that I will star in! So it's all good."

Indeed, on Oct. 10 she shared on Instagram that her upcoming Atlanta-based play has a premiere date. "I'm so excited!!! My new stage play Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker Presents: A Mother's Love is coming to The Rialto Theatre in Atlanta November 22-24, 2013," she wrote. "It stars Eddie Levert Shirley Murdock D. Woods Q. Parker Chandra Currelley myself and more to be announced. Everyone is going to be there so you should be also! Tickets Available October 15, 2013! Please spread the word!"

Back in September, Burruss said she was working on music for the show. "I'm creating songs for my play. I can't wait to hear the voices of the people we casted on the songs," she shared. "I hear so much in my head but I can't play an instrument. So I'm singing a full out song with harmonies & all to just a click track. I'll have a musician come play to what I wrote later but I need to put this idea down now. I love what I do! You would be amazed at what I can do with no music."
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Sunday, October 20, 2013

‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Season 6 Trailer
The Real Housewives of Atlanta have all returned with their drama to boot.

This season, we’ll witness the messiness that is Porsha Stewart‘s divorce, Kenya Moore‘s alleged eviction, Cynthia Bailey‘s medical mystery, Phaedra Parks‘ new bouncing baby boy, NeNe Leakes‘ readjustment to married life and Kandi Burruss journey down the aisle.

Check out ahead of the season six premiere on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 8/7c on Bravo.
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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Caroline Manzo Says She Quit Real Housewives of New Jersey To 'Maintain Her Moral Dignity'
As previously reportedCaroline Manzo is leaving The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The reality star opened up about her decision in a BravoTV blog Monday, saying she is leaving the show to maintain her moral dignity.

"Over the past few years my outlook on the show has changed from something I couldn't wait to show my future grandchildren to something I hope my future grandchildren never see," Manzo wrote. "I've always prided myself on being a good example for my children and my decision to leave is based on advice I've always given them: 'Be true to yourself and be proud of who you are, you are born with a name and you die with a name, don't dirty it up.' Going back to film another season of Housewives would only make me a hypocrite. For me, peace and integrity cannot be bought with money or fame. I practice what I preach, and as I said on the reunion, I'm done.I simply feel that my role has run its course and I have nothing more to give."

Manzo added that she's already in production on a pilot for Bravo, Manzo'd with Children."We are having an absolute blast filming it, and I hope you all join us as we start our new chapter within the Bravo network," Manzo said. "We didn't close the book, we just turned the page."

Manzo is the third original cast member to leave the series, following Dina Manzo and Danielle Staub.
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