Thursday, February 28, 2013

Joanna Krupa Talks "Housewives" Future, Intimacy and Wedding Plans



TooFab.com:
Housewives in Hollywood!

"Real Housewives of Miami" stars Joanna Krupa and Karent Sierra made their way to the left coast, where toofab's Lawrence Yee caught up with them at the OK! Pre-Oscar event.

The two, who became best friends on the show, reflected on their first seasons as housewives and what's to come. Joanna also shared that she and fiance Romain Zago hope to marry this year (previously, she told us they had planned to wait) and who she would want her bridesmaids to be -- including one celebrity friend.

Plus, find out Joanna's one regret from filming and who she would like to get kicked off the cast:
RELATED: 'Housewife' Joanna Krupa talks intimacy

Lisa Vanderpump Lands "Dancing With the Stars" Gig


EOnline.com:
From Beverly Hills to the ballroom!

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans were in for a pleasant surprise when ABC announced that fan favorite Lisa Vanderpump would be competing in Dancing With the Stars' upcoming season alongside celebs such as Aly Raisman, Andy Dick and more. But how did Lisa's fellow Housewives react to the news?

Lisa exclusively tells E! News that she's heard from cast members Kyle Richards and Brandi Glanville since news broke that she would be competing for the mirror ball trophy, so what did they have to to say?

And what does her husband Ken Todd think of his wife joining the ABC reality hit?

"I have had texts from Kyle and Brandi has tweeted me and they are being very supportive," Lisa exclusively tells us, adding that her husband is also excited for her new Dancing gig. "He loves watching me gyrate with a 29-year-old man," she says with a laugh. "Ha, no, he's fine about it. "

Speaking of the 29-year-old man, aka new dancer Gleb Savchenko, Lisa tells us, I've met my partner and I'm excited. I am nervous about everything though."

But what about the other man in her life: Giggy, her beloved dog? "Giggy will be a part of it I am sure," Lisa assures us. "He is the man in my life."

Between Dancing with the Stars and filming Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which begins production on its new season in April, Lisa is going to be quite busy, telling us, "I am going to give it my best. I'm not sure how I am going to fit everything in with the restaurants and businesses and of course Housewives, but I will make it work."

So why did Lisa join the show? "I did it because it's an honor to be asked. I think it's one of the most glamorous shows on television," she explains. "It's exciting and such a challenge, but I am nervous."

DWTS season 16 premieres March 28 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
RELATED:  Lisa Vanderpump denies that ‘Vanderpump Rules’ has been cancelled

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Kandi Burruss On Cover of Sister 2 Sister Magazine, Rules Out Xscape Reunion


S2Smagazine.com:
Kandi Burruss is a little confused about Bow Wow’s recent criticism of her, but she clarified that her absence at the So So Def anniversary party wasn’t meant as a diss to Jermaine Dupri.
“Me not coming to the reunion has nothing to do with me being disrespectful to Jermaine. I always feel like I will be in debt to him for what he’s done to my career, and I appreciate everything that he’s done, but for me,” Kandi told radio host Big Tigger.

Before the 20th anniversary party, Kandi’s label mate Bow Wow vented frustration about Kandi’s decision not to join her former Xscape members at the event.

“Kandi is wack for not wanting to show up for jd for ’20th anniversary so so def show’ put ego to the side and give the fans what they want and understand w/ out jd know one would even know who you are,” the “106 & Park” host said. “She act’n like she booked out like she too busy! Better yet dont come. The ones thats there are the ones who really got live for JD and the history if the label.”

Kandi questioned why Bow Wow called her out, but didn’t mention that Tameka Tiny Harris, wife of rapper T.I., wouldn’t be in attendance either. “He’s just focusing on me, and not saying nothing about her because he doesn’t want to get the smack down from Tip,” she said.

Regardless of how J.D. or Bow Wow feel about it, Kandi said she has unresolved issues with her former group mates, and she doesn’t really feel like revisiting old drama.

“I’m just going to be honest and tell you, I don’t feel like all the members of my group, they don’t really have love for me like that. Tiny has love for me, but over the years people have told flat-out lies about me in public, dogged me, blamed me for everything that done went wrong in their life. To me, it’s just a situation where I feel like I don’t want to go back to that,” said Kandi who reminded listeners that she was literally in high school when the drama first emerged.

Kandi didn’t identify who exactly said what, but she addressed one rumor about her having a sexual relationship with Jermaine’s father.

“To this day now, I have to see people try to say that I had sex with Jermaine’s father. She said that just to make me look bad to people. She came back to apologize to me, but she never apologized in public,” said Kandi presumably referring to LaTocha Scott. “It’s not true. It was a flat-out lie. When people do stuff to try to damage you or bring you down to the public, that’s hateful.”

Though she didn’t definitively rule it out, Kandi said she doesn’t think she’ll ever be a part of any Xscape reunion.

“That’s just not something I want to revisit,” she said.
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Even Brandi Glanville's Dad Said Her Oscar Dress Showed "Way Too Much Boob"


My question is how the hell did this no-talent wench get invited to the Oscars in the first place? 
That's what family's for! Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville got a number of tongues wagging with her low-cut, high-slit gown on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday, Feb. 24, but her most honest critic was dear ole dad.

Eddie Cibrian's outspoken ex-wife shared her father's take on the frock via Twitter on Monday: "Hey brand, we looked for you on the oscars saw you in the dress," Glanville shared her dad's message on Twitter the next day. "Beautiful dress but way too much boob looked like you fall out any time. Dad."

The 40-year-old reality star's head-scratching outfit was a flesh-colored strapless number that barely fit her svelte frame ample cleavage, and featured a ruffled train and a thigh-high slit.

Glanville, who attended the Academy Awards as a fashion correspondent for OnTheRedCarpet.com, said she designed the gown herself, a second venture after the self-designed cocktail dress that she wore to her book release party in West Hollywood on Jan. 28.

"This collection is going to be sexier and edgier than what has been released so far," she told Us Weekly about the new designs she has in store for her fashion line Brand B. "I have been hands-on throughout the whole process so I can't wait to share them with everyone!"

Until the line's release, however, Glanville will have to rely on her best marketing tool -- herself -- to showcase her designer talents.
RELATED: Brandi Glanville opens up about LeAnn Rimes, Adrienne Maloof, plastic surgery and more

Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga and Caroline Manzo in Group Therapy for Season 5 of Real Housewives of New Jersey?


ChristianPost.com:

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga and Caroline Manzo have reportedly begun group therapy sessions in a bid to ease tensions in season five.

All cast members, including Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile, have been embroiled in ongoing feuds with Giudice. The mother of four and breakout star is constantly at the center of their problems, but they are now reportedly on a mission to put an end to the fighting.

"Teresa, Melissa and Caroline are sick and tired of all the fighting, so they say, so Bravo brought in a therapist from California to try and stop the arguments," a source told Fox News correspondent Tom Murro.
Giudice and Gorga, who also happen to be sisters-in-law, have also been dragging their husbands Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga into therapy. Both men have previously come to blows in recent seasons while defending their wives.

"Both Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga were also in the group therapy session, but Caroline's husband Al Manzo was not," the source said.

During season four tensions reached new heights toward the end of the season when, Gorga, 35, accused Giudice, 40, of plotting with outsiders to embarrass her at the Posche fashion show. The mother of three claimed that Giudice asked a man named Angelo Vrohidis- a former manager of a gentleman's club- to expose her rumored past as a stripper, which Giudice has always denied.

The bestselling author founder previously made lighthearted jokes about Manzo, 51, in one of her cookbooks, which ultimately sparked a feud between the two. Manzo refused to accept Giudice's apologies and has had difficulty moving past the incident.

"Even though they said they were going to bury the hatchet, everyone is really emotional, and right now they're not really able to have a rational conversation without sliding into threats and yelling and tears," the source explained.

"All the women and their husbands are acting like they get along, but there is so much underlying mistrust that it is hard for any of them to move forward," the insider added.
RELATED: 'RHONJ' star Caroline Manzo wraps up her final recording days

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Yolanda Foster Clashes With Taylor Armstrong On Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills


RadarOnline.com:
Tensions ran high on Monday’s edition of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Monday, as Yolanda Foster confronted Taylor Armstrong about the whispers she’d been hearing that Taylor had been “talking about her behind [her] back.”

The stunning former model invited her castmates to ex-husband Muhammad Hadid’s opulent mansion, as she finished redecorating the palatial digs.

Yolanda said she decided to confront Taylor after hearing the chatter from castmates Brandi Glanville, Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards.

At one point, the Holland-born beauty pulled Taylor aside and said, “You know, I wanted to ask you … I hear from all the girls in the group that you have an issue with me — do you know anything about it?”

Taylor, not breaking stride, smiled as she said, “No … what issue would I have with you?”

“I heard it like three times,” Yolanda said, “so I figured tonight I have to bring it up.”

Taylor, in an off-camera interview, said she didn’t get into detail with Yolanda because the get together didn’t “feel like the right time” for a pow-wow. She admitted the tension with Yolanda isn’t so much about Yolanda, but that Yolanda’s husband David Foster was once married to her good friend, Linda.

Kyle told Yolanda about the connection at the party, though she already knew, as Yolanda told Kyle that Taylor’s friend told her husband David “that she still loves him, and wishes they were still together.”

Not missing a beat, Yolanda said, “Obviously Taylor is lying [about the tension,] so I plan to just wait for Taylor to gather the courage to come to me and say what she thinks.”

On her Bravo blog Monday, Yolanda said she’d hoped she could smooth issues over with Taylor because “trash talk is poisonous and a bad habit.

“Even though I don’t believe we can or need to all be best friends, I still feel we need to look each other in the eyes and be honest,” Yolanda wrote. “Maybe if Taylor had taken the time to have a coffee with me, she might have liked me before she wasted her precious time not liking me.
RELATED: Yolanda Foster Opens Up About Ex-Husband's Infidelities, Moving On

Kenya Moore on "Huff Post Live"

 

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Feuding Joes, Gorga And Giudice, Come To Physical Blows


Celebuzz.com:
What ever happened to brotherly love?

New Jersey house husbands – and brothers-in-law – Joe Gorga and Joe Giudice got into a nasty brawl last week while on a retreat in Lake George, New York, Celebuzz has learned exclusively.
“Joe Gorga charged at Joe Giudice, and Joe Giudice put him in a chokehold,” a source said.

“It all started when Melissa and Joe Gorga were in a room with some other people, and they were arguing with Teresa,” a second insider added. “Teresa called for her husband, and when he came into the room, Joe Gorga charged at him.”

The second source added that Teresa’s burly husband used his fists first — and Bravo caught all the wrestling action on camera for the group’s hit show, The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

“Joe Gorga got behind Joe Giudice and had him in a bear-hug — but not the affectionate kind,” said the insider. “Joe Giudice punched Joe Gorga in the side, twice. Teresa was there, but she left the room mid-fight.”

The melee is nothing new for the feisty Italian family, whose ongoing bickering on RHONJ has gone from an infamous Christening gone wrong in 2010 to season 4’s Strippergate, and a whole lot in between.

So what caused the family feud?

“Nothing specific — it’s everything. It’s them being them, all the back-and-forth,” said the second insider. “There wasn’t one thing in particular. It’s their history.”
RELATED:  Teresa Giudice And Melissa Gorga’s Children Are Finally Reunited For A Cute Playdate! (Photos)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

LeAnn Rimes Publicist says Brandi Glanville Is 'Narcissistic', Has A Drinking Problem and 'Never Takes Responsibility For Anything'


Truer words have probably never been spoken about this tart:
Brandi Glanville’s latest verbal volleyball is directed not at Eddie Cibrian or his new wife, LeAnn Rimes, but rather to LeAnn’s Hollywood publicist.

In a stinging rant tweeted Thursday, The Real Housewife of Beverly Hills star offers up this little gem, writing: “Here is my response 2 the statement my ex’s publicist put out about me this am “Go F** Urself” & u can quote me. #igotmorejobsthenjlobitch

Glanville, 40, was responding to an extremely forceful statement from LeAnn’s publicist, Marcel Pariseau, who earlier in the week blasted the former model as she continues to bash LeAnn with extremely candid comments while touring to promote her explosive tell-all memoir, Drinking & Tweeting and other Brandi Blunders.

As RadarOnline.com previous reported, Glanville told Life & Style that she is concerned the country singer may be unstable and is in need of professional help. LeAnn previously checked into a treatment center and Brandi has noted that she is worried about her children at times when they are in the care of the singer.

But Brandi’s comment that LeAnn may be unstable didn’t sit well with LeAnn’s camp and her publicist defended the singer — and then some!

Pariseau apparently has simply had enough of Brandi bashing LeAnn and didn’t hold back in responding. In his statement, Pariseau said: “Brandi might consider getting some help with her drinking. If you watch her show, read her book and follow her tweets, she is constantly referring to her drinking. Even the title of her book has the word drinking in it. In fact, she was arrested for a DUI. It is a fact that after a night of drinking in Vegas she married her ex-best friend’s ex-husband.

“In reality [Eddie Cibrian] has two films in the can and recurring on two television shows. [Brandi] makes it sound like they are scraping by but read her book where she devotes a whole page to what she does to her face; fillers, botox, skin treatments, etc. And just recently on Entertainment Tonight had botox done to her hands. All of that doesn’t come cheap. Eddie pays for all of the boys expenses like school, sports, clothing, etc.

“Brandi is one of the most narcissistic people around. She never takes responsibility for anything. Basically everyone past and present is at fault but no fault lies with her.

“Read the description of Narcissistic Personality Disorder and tell me what you think?
RELATED:  Brandi Glanville: LeAnn Rimes Isn't Joining Real Housewives

Kenya Moore Releases 'Booty Boot Camp' DVD

HuffPo.com:
The battle of the booties rages on between "Real Housewives of Atlanta" stars Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks. With shots fired as recently as this week from Parks' camp, the release of Moore's workout DVD, "Booty Boot Camp," (also known as "Stallion Booty") seems like a timely, if not strategically planned rebuttal.

The total-body sculpting workout, as it's described in a press release from DVD producer, Acacia, "offers three 20-minute workouts that will sculpt your lower body, shrink your waistline, flatten and define your abs, and, most importantly, lift and firm your backside." In short, the training promises to make you "Gone-With-The-Wind Fabulous," Moore says.

In an interview with HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd last month, Parks told viewers that she had yet to see Moore's much-talked-about workout DVD. But it looks like she will finally get her chance when "Kenya Moore: Booty Boot Camp" hits stores on March 5.
RELATED: Kenya Moore is Dating a New Man!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Aviva Drescher And Ex-Husband Harry Dubun Settle Child Support Case


NYDailyNews.com:
The real-life financial war between “Real Housewife” of New York Aviva Drescher and her ex-husband, real estate mogul Harry Dubin, is over. 

Drescher had accused her ex of not paying more than $300,000 in back child support for their son, Harrison, and the two hashed it out in court Wednesday morning. 

“The two of them have finally reached an agreement that involves a confidentiality clause and a check,” one court insider tells Confidenti@l. “Neither of them will ever talk about this matter again.”
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Kim Zolciak’s Ex-Husband, Father Of Her Oldest Daughter And Convicted Child Molester To Be Released From Prison On Valentine’s Day


RadarOnline.com:
The bad news just keeps coming for Kim Zolciak.

The ex-husband of The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is set to be released from prison in February after serving time for molesting a 15-year-old girl, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

Daniel Dominic Toce, the father of the reality star’s oldest daughter, has been behind bars since 2011 after pleading guilty to a single count of felony sex abuse against a minor.

He was serving his 2 ½ years sentence at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution in Connecticut, a maximum security prison, but RadarOnline.com has confirmed he was recently transferred to the Brooklyn Correctional Institution in Connecticut, a level 3 medium security facility, in preparation for his release.

Toce is scheduled to be set free on Valentine’s Day — February 14, 2013.

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, at the time of his initial incarceration, Kim was consulting lawyers to see if she could terminate Daniel’s parental rights.

His recent ex-wife, Mary Toce, said she wanted Daniel to “rot in prison” for what he did to the victim.

Kim’s ex is required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, and he will remain on probation for 10 years.
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Melissa Gorga & Teresa Giudice Bury The Hatchet - For Now Anyway


RadarOnline.com:
After not speaking for months — except for an argument last month – The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa Giudice and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga got along swimmingly at a February 18 promotional event for Teresa’s Milania Hair Care line, In Touch reports.

“It seemed like they had reconciled and put the past behind them,” a source told the magazine. “There was a lot of laughing and joking around between the families.

“But of course, things were not all picture perfect.”

In addition, their husbands, Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga — who’ve had simmering tension over the years — played around like old pals.

The love fest stood in stark contrast to the war of words the Jersey Girls engaged in Jan. 11, when according to the source, Melissa was verbally attacked by Teresa and her friends while attending the 12th birthday party for Teresa’s daughter Gia.

“Teresa’s pal Kim D. was drunk and was the instigator, stirring the pot — as always — over petty stuff,” the source said.

The next season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is currently filming.
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Brandi Glanville Admits To Making $18,000 for 1st Season of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'



She had to know that she wasn't supposed to reveal salaries, yet she did it anyway. The woman is a cancer and Bravo just needs to get rid of her now before she destroys 'Housewives' altogether:
It's obvious many of the women on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" have ginormous savings accounts, but the same can't be said of Brandi Glanville.

While promoting her new book, "Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders," on "The Howard Stern Show" Tuesday, the reality personality revealed that compared to the other ladies on the show, she was making chump change.

"For the first season I worked for 18 grand, so it wasn't a lot," she told the shock jock.

When Stern sidekick Robin Quivers expressed her surprise that it wasn't $18,000 per episode, Stern chimed in, "In other words, they were like, 'Hey, prove yourself and then we'll give you a contract. ... and prove yourself you did! You really did!"

Glanville, who joined the hit Bravo series in its second season, has been front and center for much of the show's drama since, thanks to her tendency to blurt the truth without much regard for potential consequences. In her first season, she and fellow co-star Kim Richards were embroiled in a rivalry after some mean-girl antics by the latter led Glanville to accuse the former child star of being on drugs. This season, Adrienne Maloof is allegedly suing her for revealing a family secret that Bravo has censored from the show.

Glanville said that she doesn't think the poor welcome she received was because the others were jealous of her looks. "They just didn't want me there!" Glanville said. "They were like, 'Oh, she doesn't fit in. She's out.' " She pointed out that unlike the other housewives on the show, she doesn't even have one million dollars to her name, much less the hundreds of millions some of them have.

The former model also told Stern that the other ladies on the show earn a whopping $250,000 per season.

"I'm not supposed to tell anyone this, but I'm just telling you," she said. (Again with the truth telling!) And it sounds like the pay scale may not yet be equal, though Glanville has just one season less under her belt than the other women.
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Taylor Armstrong Denies Kyle & Kim Richards’ Claim She ‘Lost’ Daughter – Admits To Just Being ‘Tipsy'


RadarOnline.com:
Taylor Armstrong is strongly defending herself after the latest episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills seemingly painted her as a bad mom who leaves her daughter Kennedy with friend Kyle Richards far too often and doesn’t always know where the six-year-old is.  And then, there’s the drinking issue

In her latest blog posted Monday, Taylor begins by writing, “Let’s talk reality. I’m so tired of friends not standing up and supporting one another when they know the truth. This week’s episode makes it look like I wasn’t keeping track of my precious Kennedy. Nothing could be further from the truth. And Kyle knows it.”

Taylor goes on to explain that her nanny was on her way to take Kennedy to her grandparents’ home in Orange County for the weekend, but when she stopped by Kyle’s home to pick up Kennedy’s iPad, which she had left there during a play date with Kyle’s daughter Portia, it was Kyle who suggested that Kennedy go with her and Portia to Kim’s ‘nose coming out party’ so the little girls could play together.

“Kyle is one of my closest friends and she truly has been like a second mom to Kennedy,” Taylor writes. “The nanny was very aware of the strong bond between our families and knew I would have complete confidence having Kennedy with Kyle and family. She made the decision to let Kennedy stay without consulting me. She did let my mother know that Kennedy was with Kyle and would be coming down to O.C. in the morning. I was not called which was unacceptable. My mother assumed I had approved the change in plans.”

Taylor goes on to say she was “shocked on the phone to hear Kennedy was at Kim’s because that was not the specific instruction and plan we had for the weekend. I take my responsibility for Kennedy more seriously than anything. Kyle knows this well, and I am hurt she didn’t communicate this and the facts of the evening when the girls were discussing it at the table at Kim’s.”

Taylor also takes a swipe at busy-body newcomer Marisa Zanuck, who seems to have an opinion about everything.

“Marisa doesn’t know me and doesn’t know Kennedy. I don’t know her and don’t find her interesting enough to want to. She has no business talking about my child,” she writes.

Taylor also takes Adrienne Maloof – a “friend for years” – to task for not speaking up to support or defend her.

“I am not surprised considering her lack of support for both Kennedy and me over the last few years, just disappointed. . .again,” she writes.

Taylor goes admit though that she had been drinking when she called Kim to say she wouldn’t be able to attend the party as she was going away for the weekend with a new man she was falling in love with.

“As for my being ‘tipsy’ when I phoned, I was,” she confesses. “I had been at a business meeting all afternoon and then met my friend, business adviser (and ultimately my boyfriend), John at the Peninsula hotel for a late lunch. He and I had just resolved yet another of the challenges I had been left with and we decided it was worthy of a champagne toast (or two).
RELATED:  Kim Richards Lectures Taylor Armstrong in Season 3, Episode 15

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Kathy Wakile May Be Downgraded To "Friend of the Housewives" On Next Season Of 'RHONJ'


Examiner.com:
The housewives from New Jersey have been filming the current season for a couple of months and rumor has it that this newest season will already air in May. However, the stars of the show have been rather silent about what is going on in New Jersey at the moment, and according to a new Reality Tea report released on Feb. 4, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Kathy Wakile could be on the show less than the previous season. The report talks about a rumor that Kathy has actually be downgraded to a friend of the housewives, which would make room for the new rumored housewife, a friend of Teresa Giudice.

According to the report, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Kathy Wakile is no longer a full housewife. Last season, fans saw how Kathy was there because she was friendly with the Gorgas and the Giudices despite the family drama, but besides her children growing up and her pursuing a dessert business venture, her plot line didn’t involve much drama. Over the years, the show has become much more about the drama and less about the actual life of the average housewife.

In addition, the report claims that “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Kathy Wakile’s husband Richard is furious about this downgrade, and he has supposedly acted out on Twitter about it. And one can imagine that he would be upset given there is a pay cut from Bravo with the demotion.
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Cynthia Bailey’s First Miss Renaissance Pageant: Fun or Fail?


Wetpaint.com:
Based on the sneak peeks for tonight’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, we didn’t exactly have high expectations for Cynthia Bailey’s very first Miss Renaissance pageant, but we were pleasantly surprised with how things ended up.

Sure, things got off to a rough start when co-host Boris Kodjoe showed up looking like he was heading to a baseball game and no one could seem to follow the script, but after working out a few kinks, the pageant actually turned out to be a great event. All the young ladies who were competing brought their a-game, and the winning teen was totally touched to be taking home the crown.
We know Cynthia would have prefered her first pageant to be free of hiccups, but even our girl kept her cool under pressure and laughed it off as best she could.
RELATED: ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Recap: Cynthia Bailey’s Pageant Has A Rough Start

Lauri Peterson Returns For Season 8 In April With Lydia McLaughlin



HuffPo.com:
The show that started it all, "Real Housewives of Orange County," is returning to Bravo with new episodes -- and a new cast member. 

Season 8 of "Real Housewives of Orange County" kicks off on Bravo on Monday, April 1 at 8 p.m. with Lydia McLaughlin joining returning cast members Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi, Alexis Bellino and Heather Dubrow. This season will also see the return of former cast member Lauri Peterson. According to Bravo, Lauri will rekindle her friendship with some of the ladies and "reveal shocking information that will rock one of the wives' worlds."

This season, look for Vicki to celebrate being a grandma while struggling to keep her relationship with Brooks afloat. Tamra got engaged to Eddie last season, but now the two have to merge their once separate lives when they move in together and try to start their fitness studio. Meanwhile, Gretchen has wedding bells on her mind now that Slade has a job as a radio DJ. Heather will start taking acting jobs and come into conflict with her husband. In Alexis' world, look for her to bond with the new housewife, Lydia, an heiress and owner of a high-end magazine about life in Southern California, who is a devout Christian.
RELATED: 9 Things To Know About Bravo’s Newest O.C. Housewife

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lisa Hochstein Dishes on 'Real Housewives of Miami' Castmates and Beauty Rituals


OKmagazine.com:
Real Housewives of Miami star Lisa Hochstein is a self-proclaimed chatterbox, and I love her for it. When I spoke with her recently she happily revealed her beauty secrets (she has her very own skincare serum in the works), chatted openly about her co-stars and gave me an update in her ongoing fertility efforts. Keep reading for all the scoop from our candid convo!

OK!: You always look flawless, what are some of your secrets for looking great?
Lisa Hochstein: Lately I’ve been on this green juice kick. I found a place in Miami where I get 10 pounds of cold-pressed juices into this one little bottle and I’ve been drinking two of those a day. I swear it has such an effect on your skin. Eating your leafy greens like your kale and all of that good stuff definitely makes your skin glow and makes it brighter. I don’t drink enough water so I made a New Year’s resolution to drink eight glasses a day and my skin is always good, but now it’s incredible. People seem to forget it’s always what you eat and what you drink that’s going to show in your skin. I think that’s more important than any skin cream you can use on your face. I have a half hour ritual that my husband laughs at that I do every night. It literally takes me about 20 minutes to do my ritual at night which includes my toner, my mask, my two creams that I alternate every night. I’m actually working on a serum. I’m trying to pick my name and then it will be available in the next couple of months for everyone to buy.

OK!: Have you always had an interest in a skincare line?
LH: I’ve always really wanted to brand myself in nutrition, fitness and skincare because my whole life I’ve been obsessed with skincare and fitness and eating right and looking good. Everyone around me has always said, “Your skin is so great. Your body is so fit. Give me some advice. Tell me what you do.” I didn’t have much of a platform, even though I modeled before I made a bit of a name for myself. Being on the Real Housewives of Miami gave me the platform and I’m wanting to take advantage of that. Now that I have a bit of notoriety, people are looking for my advice and looking to me for my tips and tricks so I think it’s a perfect fit for me.

OK!: The reunion was pretty intense, who are you talking to from the show these days?
LH: I love Karent. Love, love, love Karent. She is so sweet. She got so much flack on the show for doing absolutely nothing other than being nice to everybody. Because it’s one of those things where some of the women, I’m not even going to say names, you can make that assumption for yourself, some of the women feel like they need to have relevance so they need to start drama for poor Karent who is such an easy target because she’s the kind of person who likes to stay above it all. Sometimes people who have nothing else going on in their lives have to use someone like that as a scapegoat to make themselves more relevant. But in my situation, my personality and my life was enough. I don’t even have that much drama and I was still more relevant than some people on the show.

OK!: What surprised you the most either while filming the show or while filming the edited episodes afterwards?
LH: Definitely watching you really get to know yourself and you really get to know the other women on the show much better. You don’t see what they’re doing when they’re not around you. I only really was interacting mostly with Joanna, Leah, Karent and Adriana. I didn’t really interact with Alexia , Ana and Marysol. So I really got to know them watching the footage back. You really make up your mind if you like or you dislike the person. You get a really good feeling of who they are. I do talk to Marysol. From that group I have no interaction whatsoever with Alexia and Ana. Zero. But I think Marysol is great. You always have to be careful, though, about what you talk about with any of these ladies because there’s all these different teams and different sides. With Karent I adore her. Joanna is super busy. She’s filming in Poland but we are in contact and I really like her a lot. Adriana and I have become very close throughout the show. My husband gets along with her fiancĂ© amazingly. And Leah, surprisingly we’ve become pretty close. She’s actually one of my favorites. Leah is a great lady. As Ana might say, no, I’m not drinking the Leah Kool-Aid. I just really like Leah. She’s tough on the exterior but she’s soft on the inside and I think that she means well.

OK!: Are you willing to do another season of the show?
LH: As you know we don’t have any 100 percent confirmation yay or nay yet, but I had a really good time doing it so if I was asked back I would definitely consider doing it.

OK!: You were really open about your fertility issues, do you have any updates on that?
LH: Yes, I was doing so many different cycles of IVF and I really just needed to give my body a break. It made me feel a little crazy and I wasn’t myself, so I feel like (now) I’m in a better place. I feel like I’m taking much better care of myself, eating and drinking all of these green drinks. I’m taking vitamins and doing everything I can possibly do to try to make it work this time.
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Monday, February 18, 2013

Adrienne Maloof Wants Out of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'


Who could blame her? With the addition of Brandi Glanville, RHOBH has taken a dark and nasty turn, Camille Grammer recently confirmed this herself not too long ago. And even though I don't think using a surrogate to have kids is that big a deal, it was something private that Adrienne Maloof should've been able to share with the world herself. Brandi Glanville is an evil, vindictive, morally bankrupt and all-around nasty woman and bringing her on to Housewives was a bad decision that already caused one marriage to break up (tho I doubt too many people will point fingers at Brandi considering how much we used to see Paul and Adrienne fight onscreen anyway) and will undoubtedly continue to lead the show down a very dark path...kind of like Brandi's miserable life as a whole:
Adrienne Maloof is breaking up with the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" -- informing producers she does not want return to the show next season, TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Adrienne tell TMZ she has had multiple talks with the show's honchos over the past few months ... discussing her desire to leave the show.

We're told Adrienne believes the intrusiveness of the show has "ruined" her family and personal life. 

Our sources also made it clear ... Adrienne's departure has nothing to do with finances (she's worth millions), catfights with other cast members, or her recent divorce from Paul Nassif -- with whom she fought constantly on the show.

Fact is ... Adrienne may be beating producers to the punch. We're told she and Taylor Armstrong are on the chopping block and their replacements are already being cased. As we first reported, former "Extra" host Dayna Devon is currently a front-runner, along with Rod Stewart's wife, Penny Lancaster.
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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Gretchen Rossi's Alleged Ex Wanted Re-Trial, But Judge Says No


TMZ.com:
"Real Housewives of Orange County" star Gretchen Rossi can breathe a sigh of relief  ... the man who lost a $500,000 lawsuit against her asked for a retrial claiming the verdict was decided by a bunch of starstruck jurors -- but a judge just shut him down.

TMZ broke the story ... Gretchen sued a man named Jay Photoglou back in 2010 for defamation and a slew of of other things, claiming Jay lied about being her ex, trashed her in the media and as a result, she lost job opportunities. 

The case dragged on until last November, when a jury sided with Gretchen and awarded her $523,250 in damages.

But Jay recently filed docs in CA court demanding a re-trial ... claiming the jury's verdict was based solely on popularity and NOT the evidence because Gretchen is "a beautiful actress and [Jay] is a used car salesman."

Gretchen fired back with docs of her own -- arguing she won the $500k fair and square.

On Feb. 8th the judge agreed with Gretchen and said there was "sufficient evidence to support the jury's finding." And adds, "A verdict of $500,000 is not excessive."
In other words ... CHA-CHING!
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Dina Manzo To Star In New Reality Series About Her Divorced Life


Wetpaint.com:
Dina Manzo is on a roll. After departing The Real Housewives of New Jersey after Season 2, she’s gone on to star in an HGTV series (aptly named Dina’s Party), and will start filming upcoming soap opera Tainted Dreams soon.

And her post-Housewives career just got even bigger. Deadline reports that she’s “returning to the docu-reality genre with a new series project” that will document the new chapter of her life — aka post-divorce from her ex-husband, Tommy Manzo.

But wait, there’s more!

Not only will our girl have her own show, but Al Roker will be developing the series. Dina recently inked a development deal with Al Roker Entertainment, and the Today weather anchor says, “This collaboration will be an opportunity for Dina’s fans to go behind the scenes into her world — which is different than most people would expect.”

Well, we can’t wait — especially since Dina says that “viewers will be surprised at the type of show this will be.” Color us intrigued!
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Dayna Devon: Front-Runner to Join 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'


TMZ.com:
Dayna Devon -- the former host of "Extra" and a star on the TLC show "Plastic Wives" -- is the front-runner to replace one of the cast members on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" ... sources connected to the show tell TMZ.

Sources tell us Taylor Armstrong and one other cast member are on the chopping block ... and Devon has recently had "multiple contacts" with a casting company about coming on board for next season.

Devon is married to famed Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Brent Moelleken ... who also starred on "Plastic Wives."

Sources say ... Penny Lancaster -- Rod Stewart's wife -- is also a strong candidate for one of the open positions.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Melissa Gorga: Cheating Rumors Make Me And Joe Stronger


RumorFix.com:
The tabloids just can’t seem to back off of these sweet little Housewives.

The latest “bombshell exclusive” was published in this week’s edition of Life & Style magazine, in which the gossip rag accuses Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Melissa Gorga of cheating on her hubby Joe Gorga.

An ex-boyfriend of the reality star is spilling to the media that he hooked up with Melissa just months after she tied the knot with Joe.

Brian ‘Bulldog’ Bowen claims that he has some “serious dirt” on Mrs. Gorga. Bulldog tells Life & Style that the mom-of-three  hooked up with him in “the parking lot after Melissa left early from a dinner with friends.” Furthermore, “Melissa and Brian occasionally saw each other after she and Joe got married.”

But wasting no time setting the record straight, Melissa tells RumorFix she’s sick of the media dragging her and her family through the mud. She says, “I can’t even begin to keep track of all the lies that are out there right now. Everyone is coming for their 15 minutes of fame with all talk and absolutely no proof to back it up. Keep talking. This is only making Joe and I stronger.”
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Brandi Glanville, Sort Of, Admits To Cheating On Eddie Cibrian First


RadarOnline.com:
Serial tweeter Brandi Glanville is admitting she’s also a cheater  – well “technically” speaking!

The 40-year-old reality beauty makes the admission that she (sort of) cheated on her now ex-husband Eddie Cibrian to Anderson Cooper during her appearance on Friday’s Anderson Live, and RadarOnline.com has all the details on her confession.

When asked to comment on accusations that she cheated on her ex first – before his affair with country singer LeAnn Rimes – Brandi initially insists: “No, it’s not true.”

Then, the outspoken Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star gives a more sarcastic response, saying: “Well, I’ve slept with everyone in Beverly Hills as we already know.”

Jokingly, she asks Anderson, who came out last year as gay: “You don’t remember our affair?”

She then brands the cheating allegation as ludicrous — given the alleged affair supposedly took place just weeks after she gave birth to one of the two sons she has with Eddie.

“Right after I had a child, because we are all so attractive after we just give birth!” she quips.

Finally, she reconsiders, confessing: “Technically, did I cheat on Eddie? I guess so.

“After he moved in with LeAnn I was still legally married to him and did my own thing for sure.

“But, no, I was with one man – that man for 13 years – and he’s lucky.”
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Phaedra Parks Announces That She's Having Another Boy


HollywoodLife.com:
“I will be having another little boy!”  Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks, 40, gushes in a new interview. Apollo Nida and Phaedra are expecting to welcome the baby by a C-section procedure at the end of May.


This will be the lawyer’s second boy. Her firstborn, Ayden, 2, has been so excited about the arrival of his future brother! “He’s such a great helper,” Phaedra continues telling In Touch, “He’ll be a wonderful little brother because he likes to help and he’s so smart.”

Phaedra tells In Touch that she has been having difficulties with this pregnancy. “Doctors have diagnosed me with placenta previa, which means I need to be careful this time around because I can’t have a vaginal birth,” said Phaedra.

According to BabyCenter.com, placenta previa is when the placenta is lying unusually low in the mother’s uterus. Bleeding can occur if the placenta is still close to the cervix later in pregnancy, which can lead to an early delivery. When you have placenta previa, you must have C-section.

“I would entertain a third child, but I would have to guarantee that it was a little girl. I think that would be plenty after that,” said Phaedra. “I’m just super excited for this baby to get here!”

In December, Phaedra told PEOPLE about her pregnancy. She revealed a lovely photo of her on the beach in a one-piece bathing suit, flaunting her baby bump. Phaedra admitted to In Touch that the couple was hoping for a girl, but they are so happy to welcome another boy to their family.
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Kyle Richards and Bethenny Frankel Have Fun Mother-Daughter Day at Disneyland


USmagazine.com:
Bravo BFFs! Bethenny Ever After star Bethenny Frankel and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards got together in Tuesday, Feb. 12 with their daughters for a special trip to Disneyland. Frankel, 42, and her daughter, Bryn, 2, posed for a picture with Richards, 44, and her daughter, Portia, 4, while visiting the theme park in Anaheim, Calif.

"Had the best mommy/daughter day yesterday with Bethenny, Bryn and Portia at Disneyland stalking princesses all day," Richards tweeted. In the adorable snapshot, the reality star moms are wearing Minnie Mouse ears while posing with their girls next to Little Mermaid star Ariel.

One of Richards' Twitter followers commented on the image that they didn't know the two moms were friends. Richards replied, "For more than 20 years!"

For New Yorker Frankel, the Disneyland trip and catch-up with her pal was probably a much-needed break. The talk show host is currently going through a painful divorce with Bryn's father, Jason Hoppy, after nearly three years of marriage.

In addition, Frankel has been having a rough past week on mommy duty.
On Feb. 8 she tweeted, "I've decided that the definition of being a mom is your kid throwing up all over you and you don't even notice because you're so worried about them."

And it didn't get any better three days later. On Feb. 11, she shared, "In the past week Bryn has peed, pooped and hurled on me. It's like hitting the trifecta. It's always glamorous with me."
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Karent Sierra to Appear on Daytime Show "The Doctors"


Examiner.com:
What could lead The Doctors, a daytime talk show about health issues, to book a star of The Real Housewives of Miami? Well, if she's a doctor herself, that's what. Karent Sierra, D.D.S., a successful dentist in the Miami area who joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Miami for Season 2 is set to appear on The Doctors to show off her patient's dental transformation.

Karent recently tweeted that she was getting ready to film an episode of The Doctors, whose air date is currently unknown, about one of her patient's amazing dental transformations. Karent does not reveal any other information about her patient or the show, but does follow up the tweet with another tweet saying
Happy girls are the prettiest
Karent's patient is likely very happy with her transformation and presumably happy to have gotten a discount or the service performed pro bono in exchange for appearing on the show. After all, Karent's appearance on The Doctors and reveal of her work is great advertising for her dental practice.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Medium Allison Dubois on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Drama


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Joe Gorga Poses for Sizzle Tan Billboard


USmagazine.com:
Forget gold -- Joe Gorga is going for the bronze! Posing in an ad for Sizzle Tan tanning salon, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star shows off his tanned, toned physique for all of the Garden State to see.

Gorga's shirtless torso appears on a billboard for the New Jersey-based company, which has locations in East Hanover, Morris Plains, Totowa, West Caldwell, and Rockaway. The larger-than-life sign is located in Totowa, N.J., just off Route 46 -- which happens to be right near the home of the Bravo star's estranged sister, Teresa Giudice.

"She has to pass it every day," a source tells Us Weekly. Incidentally, Giudice has a history of shilling for the tanning salon, too. Back in 2010, she did an on-camera ad for Sizzle Tan in which she showed off her bronzed bod in a bikini. (Jersey Shore star Snooki has also worked with the company.)

"Teresa did the Sizzle Tan commercial as a one-off thing," an insider tells Us. "Joe didn't replace Teresa because she wasn't working with them anymore. Also, Joe only did the billboard shoot -- he's not a spokesperson for the company."

Still, Giudice is apparently not happy about her brother's ad. "Teresa is pissed that everyone is congratulating Joe on Twitter," the source says.

It could be worse, though. Insiders say Gorga was supposed to do the ad with his wife, Melissa Gorga, who is a main source of conflict for the brother-sister duo. "Sizzle Tan originally wanted both Melissa and Joe, but Melissa wanted Joe to have the spotlight," a source tells Us. "So he did the billboard himself."
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Taylor Armstrong Could Be Out of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Next Season



EOnline.com:
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is being primed for a makeover.

Sources tell E! News that original cast member Taylor Armstrong is likely on her way out as a star of the show and producers are reaching out to some new ladies in the neighborhood—including Rod Stewart's wife, Penny Lancaster—to get some fresh plot points in the mix.

At the moment, none of the existing leading ladies have received their official pick-ups yet, but filming will have begun by April and they will know at least three weeks beforehand which of them should be expecting camera crews at their doorsteps.

One source tells us that Armstrong doesn't know that she's up for replacement, but "producers are looking at other options. They feel like Taylor's storyline has become too dark and they need to shake things up a bit."

Much of Armstrong's involvement in the show has dealt with the fallout from her husband Russell's suicide in 2011, and the third season concluded with Kim and Kyle Richards being concerned as to whether their friend was drinking too much.

"They have been talking to quite a few new people," the source adds, noting that at least five women have been approached, including Lancaster and a woman whose family owns swanky L.A. seafood house Crustacean. "There are also discussions about Faye Resnick  possibly coming onboard as a full time-member."

Bravo and Armstrong's rep have not yet responded to requests for comment. 
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Melissa Gorga’s Ex-Boyfriend Claims She Continued Affair With Him After She Married Joe


RadarOnline.com:
The upcoming season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is sure bring the drama, backstabbing and controversy — and RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned cheating plays an integral part in the plot line of Season 5 of the hit Bravo show.

According to an insider close to the show, Melissa Gorga has a boyfriend from the past, Bryan “Bulldog”, that comes back to haunt her during the taping of the show and alleges that not only did she marry Joe Gorga for his money, but that he and Melissa continued to sleep together well into her marriage.

“While the women were taping at the Posche Fashion Show last year the owner of the salon that set up Melissa last season with the whole strippergate thing again opens her mouth and hints to Teresa Giudice about an affair her sister-in-law had,” the source exclusively tells RadarOnline.com, referring to Le Chateau Allure salon owner Penny Drossos.

“While the cameras are rolling, Penny gets out her cell phone and calls Bryan directly, although he goes by ‘Mike’ on the show, and while on speakerphone he validates everything — and then some!”

The insider explains that before Melissa met and married Joe, she was in a four-year relationship with Bryan and the two were even living together.

“While on speakerphone ‘Mike’ says that Melissa lied to Joe about why she needed to move in with him after they met. She told him that her female roommate kicked her out and that she had nowhere to go,” the source says.

“When in reality, Melissa was living with Bryan and wasn’t even interested in Joe until she saw his house. Once she had him wrapped around her little finger she continued to have a discreet affair with Bryan and he had no problem blowing the lid on it this season.”

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Bryan alluded to being involved in RHONJ this season when he tweeted, “Time and a place for everything just know the phone call was an atomic bomb and not for me tick tick tick lol.”
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