Martha Stewart is known for speaking her mind and she definitely does when she decides to give Bethenny Frankel some advice on divorce.RELATED: Kyle Richards Talks Pal Bethenny Frankel's Divorce: "She's a Strong Girl"
Appearing on Monday’s episode of Frankel’s new talk show, Bethenny, Stewart recalled her own 1987 divorce from Andrew Stewart after 26 years of marriage as “a horrible thing to go through.
“Unfortunately, it wasn’t a compromise. It was his choice by the way not mine. His choice,” Stewart recalled.
Stewart then turned to Frankel and brought up her host’s very bitter and very high-profile split from Jason Hoppy.
“The best thing to do is think of your partner as a piece of you know what, it’s over and get on with your life,” Stewart blurted out.
As RadarOnline.com has been reporting, Frankel and Hoppy are in an ongoing battle over assets and child custody. Unable to reach any out-of court settlement, they’re now likely headed to a potentially embarrassing public trial.
Stewart, though, doesn’t think that’s going to put Frankel off of taking another marital plunge. She predicted the former Real Housewife star will remarry twice more.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Yeah, because you know, Bethenny's been a saint throughout all of this:
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Heather Dubrow has the thickest skin in Hollywood because she returned as the guest host on Good Day LA on Friday where veteran anchor Steve Edwards ripped her again for being on a reality show.RELATED: Heather Dubrow Reveals Which Song She Sang at Tamra's Wedding!
Edwards is clearly a RadarOnline.com reader, referencing our stories about his taunting of the Real Housewives of Orange County star, who he describes as his “old friend.”
“Every time you come on and I make a little fun of your reality show they bombard me!” Steve complains.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Heather’s two prior appearances have earned Steve’s mocking and this time was no different.
“So be nice,” Heather admonishes him, but he just can’t!
“It’s hard for me to be nice about that,” Steve tells her. Check out the Steve mocking Heather on Good Day LA, which airs daily from 7-10am on KTTV FOX 11.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Reports Claim Dina Manzo Set to Return to 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' After Sister Caroline Leaves For Spin-Off
Dina Manzo couldn't be this passage-aggressive, could she? Who knows? But returning to a show she claimed out her in a "dark" place because of all the recurring "drama"...and only after your sister leaves? That's just adding fuel to the fire IMO while sending a very pointed message to her estranged sister:
Multiple sources close to the show tell In Touch that the former Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Dina Manzo is “in serious talks” to return after being off the show for the past three seasons.
An insider explained to In Touch that the decision to bring Dina back is marked by the departure of her estranged sister, Caroline Manzo, who will be getting her own spin-off.RELATED: Are Dina Manzo and Danielle Staub Still Fighting?
“The timing is perfect — Caroline won’t be returning next season,” the source tells In Touch. “She has her spin-off and that’s what she’s moving on to. She might appear in a couple episodes here and there."
Another insider explains "Dina Manzo's return to the show is all but a done deal."
Additionally Dina's former nemesis, Danielle Staub, has long been gone from the cast. In the past, Dina has cited Danielle as a reason she left.
Not returning to the hit reality show is Dina’s husband, Tommy, who she is currently separated from.
Dina’s return is sure to mix up the RHONJ dynamic. As the insider explains, she’s an “ally” to Teresa Giudice and she has remained a strong supporter of Joe and Teresa in the midst of their legal woes.
One fact that remains to be seen is Dina’s residence — though she currently lives in New York, it’s unclear whether she’ll move for her return to the show.
Melissa Gorga responded on Twitter this week to critics who thought her book “Love Italian Style: The Secrets Of My Hot And Happy Marriage” promoted marital rape.
Gorga said that the idea that her book was misogynistic and basically endorsed rape was ridiculous.
Gorga responded to the reviews on Twitter, writing: “I’m so disgusted that a reporter has taken things completely out of context simply for shock value. #SAD.”
Gorga is likely referring to Tracie Egan Morrissey of Jezebel.com. Several media outlets have written their own scathing critiques of the book but Morrissey’s article was one of the first to call Gorga out for endorsing rape.
Morrissey points to one passage in particular that seemingly encourages men to rape their wives.
The passage reads: “Men, I know you think your woman isn’t the type who wants to be taken. But trust me, she is. Every girl wants to get her hair pulled once in a while. If your wife says ‘no,’ turn her around, and rip her clothes off. She wants to be dominated.”RELATED: Real Housewives' Melissa Gorga: It's "Disgusting" That People Think I'm Promoting Marital Rape
Morrissey writes: “That is rape and it is insane that it got past the publisher.”
Kim LaCapria of the Inquisitr took a similar stance. Kim points to a different passage that says a woman must be a puttana (which means “a woman who sells her body for a little money… sometimes just for pleasure) in order to keep her husband from cheating or going to a whorehouse.”
The passage reads: “The way I see it, if a wife is a puttana, her husband will never feel the urge to go outside the marriage to actual whores, or strip clubs. He won’t hit on women in bars, or drool over his friend’s girlfriends or the secretary. He’ll rush home to his wife, who makes sure he’ll have a good time (the best time) in the comfort of his own home.”
Melissa Gorga writes in her book that relationships are built on respect. While most people, like Kim and Tracie, would agree with that point it’s hard to see how “respect” plays a part in “Love Italian Style.”
Friday, September 27, 2013
Get out your credit cards, ladies: Cynthia Bailey's new book, Carry-On Baggage, is officially available on Amazon and the rest of The Real Housewives of Atlanta couldn't be more excited about it. Both NeNe Leakes and Kenya Moore showed Cynthia support by tweeting about her tell-all book about her marriage, which she co-wrote with her hubby, Peter Thomas.RELATED: Plus Size Modeling News: Straight Size Model Cynthia Bailey Seen Posing in Product Ads On A Plus Size Retailer’s Website
Cynthia herself promoted her new title, writing, "Our book came out today. Order your copy from http://Amazon.com . @PeterThomasRHOA & I appreciate your support."
NeNe backed her up, adding, "My girl @CynthiaBailey10 book came out 2day wit her hubby @PeterThomasRHOA Order ur copy."
Kenya followed suit with a shout-out of her own saying, "Hey #teamtwirl Order your copy of @CynthiaBailey10 & @PeterThomasRHOA's book ‘Carry On Baggage’ on Amazon today. It is a fun read. #support."
It's great to see the women supporting Cynthia's writing endeavor. We can't wait to hear your reviews on the book.
Caroline Manzo is ready to peace out of the Housewives franchise. After five drama-filled seasons on Real Housewives of New Jersey, Manzo, 52, will not be returning for season six, multiple sources tell Us Weekly.
The tough-talking, no-nonsense married mother of three was one of the original cast members on RHONJ when it debuted back in 2009; she costarred alongside sister Dina Manzo, sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita, Teresa Giudice and Danielle Staub. Both Dina and Staub -- who notoriously clashed during seasons one and two -- have since left the show.
Despite the RHONJ departure, though, Manzo won't be leaving the Bravo fold. As reported earlier this month, she's already taping the pilot for her own spinoff, Manzo'd With Children. Following the matriarch's role as "ringleader of the crazy circus that is her Italian family," the series will feature husband Albert, grown kids Albie, Chris and Lauren and her sister Fran. (Another insider says of Manzo's status on the show that launched her: "Nothing is final.")
The season-five finale of RHONJ -- which currently stars Manzo, Giudice, Laurita, Giuidice's sister-in-law Melissa Gorga and cousin Kathy Wakile -- airs on Sunday, Sept. 29. (Season six of RHONJ has not yet been confirmed.)RELATED: Caroline Manzo Says Her Sons “Never Wanted to Be in the Food Business"
Duck! Real Housewives of Beverly Hills vixen Lisa Vanderpump has a rotten experience in a grocery store recently when an unhappy fan hurled at her and RadarOnline.com has all of the exclusive details.RELATED: Lisa Vanderpump Responds To Gay Bar Dispute Lawsuit — I Didn’t Do Anything Wrong!
“Lisa and Ken were shopping at Pavilions and someone who really hates her saw her and decided to throw eggs at her,” a source close to the situation revealed.
“She was so rude and didn’t even acknowledge the cashier or anything,” they said about Vanderpump’s interactions with the West Hollywood store employee.
Ken refused help with bagging his groceries the source said, and was standing at the end of the line putting only two or three items into the six paper bags (not recyclable!) when another customer tossed the eggs at his wife.
“A girl threw two eggs at Lisa! They totally missed her but that girl didn’t care. She wanted to make a point to Lisa that she isn’t welcome in West Hollywood.”
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Vanderpump and Todd are locked in a nasty legal battle over property across the street from the grocery store and the source said the person who threw the eggs is outraged over their proposed new hotspot P.U.M.P.
“People in the store were shocked, but this girl was really pissed!”
Thursday, September 26, 2013
The holidays came early to Hollywood Tuesday night!RELATED: Switching Teams? Kyle Richards Admits She’s ‘Grown Closer’ To One-Time Nemesis Brandi Glanville In Wake Of Lisa Vanderpump Feud
"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kyle Richards hosted the 8th Annual Christmas in September event benefiting the Children's Hospital Los Angeles at The Abbey Food & Bar.
The West Hollywood hot spot was transformed into winter wonderland complete with go-go dancing elves, holiday lights, Christmas trees and even snow (in the form of bubbles). Guests, including Lance Bass and David Furnish, brought toys to donate to kids at Children's Hospital.
"My husband was sick as a child," Kyle told toofab's Lawrence Yee. "To see these children suffering and what their families go through is unbelievable. To think you can put a smile on a child's face by bringing them a toy during the holidays -- I can't think of anything better."
Kyle, her husband Mauricio Umansky, and their four daughters have also gone through a tough time lately, with allegations of Mauricio's infidelity brought up in the upcoming season of "The Real Housewives" -- allegations they say are lies.
Kyle revealed to us exclusively that the allegations were "devastating" and that she felt guilty dragging her husband into the drama. She also talked about raising a family on camera and why her daughters won't have the same notoriety as the Kardashians or Jenners.
This accusation is so beyond stupid, but typical when you consider the liberal times we live in. I haven't read the book, but judging from the passages I've seen it should be pretty clear that Melissa Gorga believes in certain traditional roles when it comes to marriage and sex. And if being submissive to her man makes Melissa happy then who is anyone to judge, much less make dumb accusation like this one?
Melissa Gorga, who stars on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” is facing tough scrutiny since she and her husband Joe appear to promote marital rape in her newly published book.
In her book, “Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage,” Mr. Gorga also contributes to the content, the Daily Mail first reported.
“Men, I know you think your woman isn’t the type who wants to be taken,” he wrote. “But trust me, she is. Every girl wants to get her hair pulled once in a while. If your wife says ‘no,’ turn her around, and rip her clothes off. She wants to be dominated.”
“Women don’t realize how easy men are. Just give us what we want,” he said.
The couple’s sex life has also faced scrutiny because Mrs. Gorga frequently mentions how arguments are swept under the rug with sex, or arguments start because there’s not enough of it, the report said.
“In the beginning, Joe wanted to have sex every single day, at least once, if not twice or three times…If I didn’t give it to him once a day, he’d get upset,” she wrote. “I can do something that pisses him off on a Monday, but if we had sex on Sunday night, it blows over more easily. But if we haven’t done it for two days and I give him attitude? It could be a huge fight.”
It’s also mentioned in the book that Mrs. Gorga has to be home when her husband gets home. Mr. Gorga wrote that marriage is about mutual respect.
“After a fourteen-hour workday, if a man comes home and there’s no dinner on the table, and his wife is on the phone, watching TV, or on the computer ignoring him, he won’t feel respected,” he wrote.
“I think it’s controversial in many ways because we do really live an old school type of marriage but with a modern twist,” Mrs. Gorga said in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight.
The Gorgas have three children, and Melissa said she’s be happy to give the book to her daughter when she gets married someday.RELATED: Melissa Gorga Plays Jersey Trivia with Celebuzz
If Camille Grammer promises to desecrate you, she will desecrate you ... at least that's the lesson her boyfriend's bitter ex just learned in court.RELATED: Camille Grammer & HOT Boyfriend Show Killer Beach Bods
You'll recall, Camille filed a lawsuit against Lisa Chynoweth last year, claiming her boyfriend's ex and baby mama illegally recorded a phone call in which Camille threatened to "desecrate" the woman and her family.
Camille claimed Lisa baited her into making the angry threats, and illegally recorded the conversation without her consent. Lisa then used the recording as ammo in her custody battle with Camille's BF Dimitri Charalambopoulos, making Camille look like a crazy, vindictive person.
Among the threats, Camille said, "I will desecrate you ... I have lawyers that are beyond what you can imagine and they will pull stuff on you and you will be so mortified about your life and your family and what you have done."
The phone call was played during a deposition for Dimitri and Lisa's custody war, and a recording surfaced on YouTube soon after. Camille blamed Lisa for recording and then leaking it.
Camille just won the lawsuit, and she won without a fight, because Lisa never filed an answer to the complaint ... so the judge just issued a default judgment.
Lisa has been ordered never to release the recording in question ever again, as well as NEVER to record Camille without her permission. Period.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Teresa Giudice is the latest reality star to blast Bravo for their selective editing in what they choose to air and how they “fictionalize” a story, with her new claim that they’re not showing the truth about her very own family feud.RELATED: Teresa Giudice Reacts to Joe Gorga’s Insults — "I Feel Numb"
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star has been viciously fighting with her brother, Joe Gorga, for multiple seasons but according to her even though they’ve made up Bravo refuses to show that side of the story.
Teresa said that she has “bonded with her brother” but that the network wasn’t showing the happy times, only the fights.
“Bravo is not interested in that – they only want the drama!” she said at the Daytona Beach Lifestyle & Boat Show on Saturday, September 22.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the guest appearance contracts that Bravo requires people sign if they are on RHONJ states that they are able to “fictionalize” material.
“The rights granted herein shall also include the right to edit, delete, dub and fictionalize the Footage and Materials, the Program and the Advertisements as Producer sees fit in Producer’s sole discretion,” the opening clause in the contract reads.
Teresa said that she’s turned down a spin-off series of her own many times because she doesn’t want her four daughters exposed to the scrutiny that she is under.
“I was offered many times,” she said. “I don’t want a show that focuses on me and my children…I would not want my family ripped apart!”
She also insisted that if the girls don’t want to film they don’t have to.
“I don’t force them to go before the cameras. I only let them on if they feel like it.”
Jason Hoppy Asks Judge To Boot Bethenny Frankel's ‘Skinnygirl’ Staff From Their New York City Apartment
Booze and babies don’t mix, according to Bethenny Frankel‘s estranged husband.RELATED: Martha Stewart explains why Bethenny Frankel lost 'The Apprentice' spinoff
Jason Hoppy has asked a New York judge to order the talk show host and entrepreneur to move her offices for Skinnygirl, the business behind her multi-million dollar low-calorie cocktail line, out of their luxurious Manhattan apartment because he claims it’s disrupting their three-year-old daughter Bryn, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
A number of staff, including a marketing executive and interns, work from the home office, we’re told.
“It’s not a big office, but the employees use the bathrooms in the apartment and often gather in the kitchen to just gab,” a source close to the couple, whom wed in 2010, revealed.
“It’s very concerning for Jason. He believes it’s disrupting Bryn’s sleep schedule. He is also concerned for Bryn’s safety, as Jason doesn’t know the background of these people.
Added the source, “It makes no sense to cram all of those people into that small room. Jason believes that Bethenny is trying to make him as miserable as possible in their apartment… especially considering that she can certainly afford to lease office space for the staffers.”
A judge has yet to rule on Hoppy’s request.
Said the insider: “Jason had asked Bethenny to do it, but she refused, so he had no choice but to go to court and have a judge rule on the matter.”
Frankel, 42, had a home office for her Skinnygirl empire, long before her contentious divorce proceedings with Hoppy, a pharmaceutical executive, ignited.
It’s just one of many issues dogging the couple, who, as Radar previously reported, have been unable to reach a divorce deal and are now headed for a bitter divorce trial.
The ex-Real Housewives of New York star is attempting to seek sole custody of their only child, Bryn.
According to one source, Hoppy has been left perplexed as to why the ex-Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny is “trying to axe him out of their daughter’s life.”
“She makes all of these public statements that she hoped the divorce would be amicable, but then filed for sole custody of Bryn,” said the insider.
“How could it have remained amicable when Bethenny is doing that? Did she honestly believe Jason would just walk away from their daughter? There is no way he would ever do that.
“If it means going to trial, Jason is willing to take his chances.”
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The not-so-shocking news came on Perez Hilton's site yesterday. Earlier reports have said that the Real Housewives of New Jersey franchise had "fictionalized" the lives of the women involved and even made some Housewives' more evil than they were.
The release form suggests more to the viewers, not altering by means of cutting unimportant scenes but by cutting the scenes to make it look more controversial and more exciting to the audience. Tampering with the materials of the reality show is permitted under the Appearance Form that TV producers have given the participant Housewives.RELATED: Melissa Gorga's Book Controversy: See the Real Housewives of New Jersey Star's Shocking Marriage Advice
The form is the biggest proof that reality shows nowadays aren't really about reality but about "faking it" or making their lives larger than it seems. It goes to show that reality shows are more about showing what the audience wants like more drama, more sneaky catfights even cheating boyfriends and spouses.
The contract reveals that the reality celebs should conform into the story that is to the producers' liking. The contract reads:
"The rights granted herein shall also include the right to edit, delete, dub and fictionalize the Footage and Materials, the Program and the as Producer sees fit in Producer's sole discretion," from RadarOnline
And the most stunning of all the clauses is the one that says: "They will not be paid for participating. "I hereby waive any and all rights I may have to any compensation whatsoever." Can you believe that these rich women are not even paid for their appearance to the show and seen as "volunteers?" People can't believe that these Housewives were all after the 15 minutes to fame since it sounds "stupid."
Some personalities of the franchise also doubted to be even existing at all, as one clause says that the characters' makeup and clothes are upon the discretion of the producer.
This news doesn't surprise the public because they "know how these reality shows work." "Radar Online released a Bravo contract and it seems reality stars have no over their own image...crazy!" user @OldSchoolBeauty comments.
But how does the contract revelation affect the reality show of "Real Housewives of New Jersey?" Nothing much "...but you know people don't want to hear the truth. (...). As long as you have people out here who want to stan (star) for reality stars, they will NEVER go away." as user DominiquesWords puts it.
Just when Porsha Stewart's divorce from former football player Kordell Stewart starts to become a distant memory, the drama kicks up again when we least expect it. In response to the most recent Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 6 preview, where Porsha insinuates that she has doubts about his sexuality, Kordell has e-mailed a statement to Straight From the A in an attempt to set the record straight.RELATED: Kenya Moore Fires Back After Being Accused of Copying Porsha Stewart's Hair Line
"Kordell didn't necessarily want me physically, which makes me wonder, what does he want?" Porsha ponders in the preview.
Here's what Kordell had to say about her implication:
"I’m very ashamed of my wife for saying something that she knows is not true at all. The rumors have never been true. I’m not gay," he began.
Kordell then points out that Porsha isn't just hurting him with her actions, but the entire gay community.
"It is sad that she would target the homosexual community which often times lacks support to begin with. It is very disappointing that she will do anything and say anything for a minute of so-called fame," he wrote, adding, "She can have that life, I just want to continue to be the best single dad and father that I can for my son."
Honestly, we think Kordell’s reading too much into Porsha’s words and Bravo’s editing. She could have just meant that she didn’t know how to please him or if anything would make him happy.
The Real Housewives of New York City star Sonja Morgan seems to have a wandering eye when her 23-year-old boyfriend Benjamin Benalloul is away.RELATED: 'The Real Housewives of New York' Season 6 Wraps Filming
In photos exclusively obtained by RadarOnline.com, Sonja is seen getting up, close and personal with former Bachelor star Lorenzo Borghese — and the reality star herself admits to RadarOnline.com that Ben was out of town the night she was out with Lorenzo!
“Ben was in Dubai that night,” Sonja tells RadarOnline.com.
Sonja continues on, though, to explain the circumstances of her night with Lorenzo.
“I filmed an all-cast event at Le Cirque [on Sept. 12] and then I organized a dinner party over at Jamie’s restaurant and I invited Lorenzo,” she says. “And he came to join me for dinner.”
“I know Lorenzo because he and I work on different animal charities together including his own, Animal Aid USA,” she adds. “I hosted Bidawee last year and he came with Tinsley Mortimer, his ex-girlfriend. Howard Stern was also sitting at the table with his wife.”
After an initial friendship, it sounds like Lorenzo started to show an interest in Sonja.
“I modeled in a charity [event] in June,” Sonja says. “I was modeling with Marly my daughter’s dog for Celebrity Catwalk’s Paws in the City.”
It’s at that charity event that the flirtations started.
An insider says, “Prince Borghese was MCing. He was overtly flirting on the microphone as she came down the catwalk and was making flirtatious comments to Sonja.”
But things only continued to heat up as the summer continued along.
“After he broke up with Tinsely, he asked me to co-host his charity at a rooftop event,” Sonja says.
But it wasn’t as innocent as Sonja makes it sound.
“I saw them leave in the wee hours from the rooftop this past summer,” a partygoer says. “They got into a limo together. It was like two in the morning.”
And just a month after Sonja was pictured cozying up next to her costar Aviva Drescher’s ex-husband Harry Dubin, she was photographed snuggling up to Lorenzo at her late night dinner.
“Things seemed to be heating up on the couch at Jamie’s restaurant,” a source says, adding, “When the cat’s away, the mice will play. We’re seeing this pattern.”
Sonja’s response to the question of if she is romantically interested in Lorenzo?
“Well, I’m a grown woman,” she says.
“When Ben is away, I have friends and I go out!”
Monday, September 23, 2013
Jacqueline Laurita Says Penny Drossos & Husband Are Nothing But ‘Media Wh***s, Trying To Get On The Show’
Jacqueline Laurita implied that her Real Housewives of New Jersey enemy Penny Drossos, is more than sketchy!RELATED: Teresa Giudice Praises Jacqueline Laurita’s Attitude Toward Penny Drossos
“I think Penny and her husband are definitely media wh***s, trying to get on the show,” Jacqueline told Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen about the recurring RHONJ hanger on and her husband, Johnny Karagiorgis.
Penny and Johnny allegedly gossiped that her son Nicholas didn’t really have autism.
And on Sunday night’s RHONJ, Jacqueline confronted Penny about nasty Tweets, which she rather confusingly denied.
Meanwhile, Jacqueline wanted to “plead the fifth” on Penny’s accusation that Teresa Giudice was behind all the gossip surrounding Melissa Gorga.
Jacqueline was joined on Andy’s talk show by Live daytime co-host and housewives fan Kelly Ripa, — and they all laughed about how Penny said on RHONJ that she loved autistic kids “to death” and “taught” autism.
“Is that a course?” Andy asked.
When questioned if she’d resolved things with Penny, Jacqueline said, “Not yet.”
The Jersey housewife told fans her son Nick is “doing really well.
“He’s progressing. His vocabulary has increased a lot. He’s learning to put words together. He’s spelling on his own. He’s reading, more eye contact, focusing more on others. It’s positive.”
After having patched things up with Teresa, Jacqueline told viewers, “I think we’re on really good terms. Our lives have changed since we were friends before. Since we’ve stopped filming, we have texted each other here and there.
Report Claims Gretchen Rossi And Alexis Bellino Have Been Fired From "The Real Housewives of Orange County"
The Real Housewives of Orange County stars Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino have been fired, according to Star Magazine.RELATED: Gretchen Rossi May Put Wedding On Hold For Baby
Star‘s sources say Rossi got in trouble with producers during the just-finished season 8 because of her lack of storyline. And as Star previously reported, she even made up her engagement to Slade Smiley to stay relevant on the show. But sources say it didn’t work!
Gretchen sobbed on the reunion show in August after her co-stars asserted that her engagement was phony.
Meanwhile, Bellino was already axed from the show before season 8, but was brought back at the last minute when a new cast member dropped out, sources told Star.
But never fear, OC housewives fans! Producers have asked favorites Tamra Barney, Vicki Gunvalson, Heather Dubrow and Lydia McLaughlin back, Star reports, and season 9 starts filming this month.
The Countess is back on the market. LuAnn de Lesseps has split from boyfriend Jacques Azoulay, The Real Housewives of New York City star's rep confirms to Us Weekly.
"They are at different points in their life now and have mutually agreed it is best," the rep tells Us. "LuAnn is upset, but it's amicable and they remain friends. Jacques has been a wonderful part of her life."
Housewives costar Kelly Bensimon also exclusively tells Us, "I love both LuAnn and Jacques and feel for them during this difficult time."
De Lesseps, 48, began dating the wine entrepreneur, 38, in 2010. The couple began talking about the possibility of starting a family together during the fifth season of the Real Housewives, which aired in summer 2012.
"My chances at this point in my life of getting pregnant are not good and I know it's not going to be easy," De Lesseps admitted on the show. (The reality star is already mom to two teenage children, Victoria and Noel, with ex-husband Alexandre de Lesseps. "It's definitely not like the first time I had children. I think Fertile Myrtle has taken a little wander into the pasture."
De Lesseps received the title of Countess from her marriage to French nobleman Count Alexandre. The two divorced in 2009 after 16 years of marriage, but the Bravo star has continued to use her royal title.
When De Lesseps began dating again a year after her divorce, she told Us she likes men who make sweet gestures. "It's about the intention behind the actions," she said. " It's about showing the other person that you really care and are thinking of them. It's about making someone feel special."RELATED: LuAnn de Lesseps, Jill Zarin, and Kelly Bensimon Reunite at Keratin Complex Salon (PHOTOS)
Sunday, September 22, 2013
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" is gearing up for its sixth season premiere this November, and a sneak peak of the upcoming show features star Porsha Stewart being more open about her divorce that began after the cameras stopped rolling last season.RELATED: Porsha Stewart offers love lessons learned
Media sources like TMZ reported about the divorce taking place between Stewart and her husband last March. Porsha, the granddaughter of civil-rights leader Hosea Williams, was shocked by the news and publicly admitted it.
Stewart learned on Twitter that her estranged former NFL playing husband Kordell Stewart was divorcing her. However, Stewart is publicly opening up about her feelings concerning her estranged spouse in a teaser for the new season of the show.
"Kordell didn't necessarily want me physically," Stewart said in a preview clip of the show featured on the Bravo TV website. "And that made me wonder, what does he want?"
Months after the news first broke, the 32-year-old reality television star has a new outlook on love.
"I think a woman should look for a man who they feel they can trust and who has their best interest at heart," Stewart recently told S2S Magazine. "The way that you'll know if a man is equally yoked to you is if your purpose in life is aligned with his."
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Always entertaining, unfortunately (RIP Russell Armstrong) not for all the right reasons, Taylor will be missed:
When we exclusively revealed the cast photo and trailer for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' fourth season, a lot of fans were wondering why original castmember Taylor Armstrong was noticeably missing. Well, now we have an answer.RELATED: Where’s The Bling? Taylor Armstrong Still Not Wearing Her Engagement Ring
Armstrong, who has been with the Bravo reality series since 2010, is officially no longer featured as a full-fledged Housewives castmember, a source tells E! News exclusively. Not only is Taylor Armstrong not billed as main cast, but viewers will be hard-pressed to catch a glimpse of her at all in the new season.
"Taylor is not returning as a Housewife," our source says. "You'll see her here and there in a few scenes, but that will be the extent of her participation."
RHOBH just added Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia to the cast, so there will be no shortage of ladies or drama in season four.
"I think the way I would describe it is it's still a school playground, but they're older," Gebbia told us in a exclusive sit-down. "Nothing's changed. Not one bloody thing."
Back in June, we reported that Armstrong was filming less and less for season four, probably due to her full schedule of planning her wedding to John Bluher.
"Taylor's been filming, but barely," an insider told us. "And she's no longer on salary. Her current deal is pay-for-play. She only gets paid for the days that she shoots. As of now, that hasn't been a lot."
The new season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will premiere on Monday, Nov. 4 on Bravo.
Friday, September 20, 2013
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" returns on Bravo November 3 with no sign of a new cast member - just yet. (Chuck Smith's wife Mynique has been hanging out with the ladies.)RELATED: Plus Size Modeling News: Straight Size Model Cynthia Bailey Seen Posing in Product Ads On A Plus Size Retailer’s Website
The show last year, thanks to the insertion of Kenya Moore, generated its best ratings ever, averaging 3 million viewers in overnight ratings.
It's practically tied with New Jersey as the most popular "Real Housewives" franchise.
The network provided short teaser synoposes of each of the six castmates:
* NeNe relishes being Gregg's new wife again and settles back into Atlanta after a year of living in Hollywood.
* Recently engaged Kandi attempts to get closer to the altar with fiancé Todd, but faces unexpected roadblocks along the way. She also adds to her growing entertainment empire by producing her first ever musical production, a project which brings all of the ladies together in very surprising ways.
* Soon-to-be-divorced housewife, Porsha, faces major setbacks in her life, yet continues to fight valiantly to get back on top. (My guess we won't be seeing Kordell Stewart on air again.)
* Meanwhile, Kenya battles her landlord over an impending eviction and delves into her family's history, hoping to unlock the secrets from her childhood.
* Always on the go, Cynthia faces challenges of raising a teen daughter and is surprised by others that are not supportive of her choices.
* Phaedra resists slowing down with baby number two and studies nonstop to get her mortician’s license while supervising Apollo as he tackles remodeling their new home. The stress on their marriage shows when Apollo’s opinion isn't always aligned with his whirlwind wife’s ideas.
Camille Grammer is still trying to unload the stunning Malibu mansion she once shared with ex-hubby, Kelsey Grammer, so she’s dropped the price a whopping $3 million down from $17.9 million to $14,995,000 — and RadarOnline.com has all the photos and details.RELATED: A good match! Kelsey Grammer whispers sweet nothings to wife Kayte as they snuggle up court-side at US Open
The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has been trying to sell the opulent home in the Serra Retreat area since August 2012.
“Camille wants to downsize and the Malibu mansion is just way too big for her and the kids,” a friend of the reality star previously told Radar.
“She will probably buy another property in Malibu as she really loves the small town feeling of the seaside community. The mansion was the family home she shared with her ex-husband, Kelsey Grammar, and she wants to start over in a new house that doesn’t have painful memories.”
The private property sits in a gated community on approximately 4.77 acres that feature flowering gardens, a lighted tennis court, towering trees and a large private pool,Trulia.com reports.
At 4-bedrooms, 6-bathrooms and a massive 6,645 square-feet, the estate has a large master bedroom with spanning , a Creston engineered home theater with large projection screen, a detached guest house with large kitchen and several bedrooms and a 5 car garage.
The property also boasts a dressage riding ring and nine-stall barn.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
This morning we told you that Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia have officially joined season four of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and now we have the exclusive first interview the new ladies.
Giraud and Gebbia sat down with us to talk about how they were approached to join the show and what we can expect from them once the new season premieres. But first, let's hear a little bit about the duo.
"My friends would describe me as ying and yang because…you'll see the nurturing side of me and then you'll see a very wild, unconventional side," Gebbia says, adding that her husband David Gebbia was "not thrilled" when she decided to do the show.
"The big stipulation was that he didn't want to become the other housewife," Gebbia revealed.
As for Siberia star Giraud, she describes herself as a loving mother and wife who has always run in the same circles as Kim and Kyle Richards; sources tell us they've became instantly close following Giraud's addition to RHOBH.
But as Gebbia describes it, it's not all harmony and friendship when it comes to this group of ladies.
"I think the way I would describe it is it's still a school playground, but they're older," she says. "Nothing's changed. Not one bloody thing."RELATED: 'I like her, she's hot!' Brandi Glanville shares kiss with 'bad-ass' new cast member Carlton Gebbia in Season 4 RHOBH trailer
The new season of Real Housewives and Beverly Hills will premiere on Monday, Nov. 4 only on Bravo.
NeNe Leakes sat down with Andy Cohen for a no-holds-barred interview on Tuesday’s edition of Watch What Happens Live, where the recently re-married stunner opened up on the prenuptial agreement she and husband Gregg inked prior to exchanging vows this past June.RELATED: NeNe Leakes Denies Plastic Surgery Rumors: 'Honey, I Am Black, And I Don't Need A Facelift'
“You have to get a prenup, there’s nothing wrong with it — people look at it like it’s a bad thing, and it’s not a bad thing,” The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s biggest star told Cohen. “It is a smart thing.”
The Glee star appeared alongside Robin Thicke‘s wife Paula Patton, who chimed in that the prenup was also a useful tool for keeping your man in check.
NeNe disagreed some, saying the prenup was “not necessarily [to] keep him in check, because I wouldn’t want him to not have if I wasn’t with him.”
Calling Gregg “smart” and “successful,” NeNe said the purpose of the legal pact was “to lay things out in case something does happen.
Teresa Giudice may stand to lose everything if convicted of mortgage, tax and bankruptcy fraud, but at least throughout the legal process, her hair will look good.RELATED: Kathy Wakile's Son, Joseph, Calls Out Teresa Giudice
The CEO of Milania Haircare, of which Giudice is a spokeswoman, says he does not plan to drop the troubled "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star, despite her recent fraud indictment.
"Teresa and I met last week in New York to discuss her future with Youthful8 — The Milania Collection hair care brand," owner and CEO Jerel James Sabella told Radar Online.
"Obviously, Teresa has been in the headlines over the past few weeks due to legal issues, and I wanted to allow her some time to assess the situation and see how these issues could, or would, affect her role with the company before making any decisions."
"We understand the serious nature of the charges," he added. "But we will leave it to the U.S. court system to decide the outcome based on facts and not speculation ..."
"We are in the professional hair care business and Teresa, during her time with us, has professionally supported all initiatives," Sabella said. "Unless the situation changes, Teresa will continue to work with us as a spokesperson for Youthful8 — The Milania Collection."
This endorsement is one of many Giudice retains, as she proceeds with her business ventures while facing various legal issues.
Last month, hours after being arraigned in federal court, the reality TV star visited Posche Boutique (owned by her pal and resident "Housewives" troublemaker, Kim DePaola), to sign copies of a cookbook she authored and released earlier this year.
On that day, Giudice said she could "feel the support" from her fans, some of whom showed up in shirts emblazoned with her face and the words "Free Tre" in large, bold lettering.
Giudice, 41, and her husband, Joe, 43, were charged in July with exaggerating their income while applying for loans before the 2009 debut of their Bravo TV show, while hiding significant assets and income during a two-year bankruptcy proceeding.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Real Housewives of Miami star Joanna Krupa is glad her then-fiance Roman Zago patched things up with Frederic Marq. Just don't expect her to do the same with Adriana De Moura anytime soon.
"I think it was very classy and big of Romain to decide to meet up with Frederic," Joanna writes in her Bravo blog. "Romain isn't the type of person that will allow anyone to disrespect me, and the fact he wanted to set a good example makes me love him even more and proves that he has an amazing heart." Awww!RELATED: Joanna Krupa Responds to "Fake Bangs" Allegations
"The meeting with Frederic was strictly because he felt he wanted to make amends, otherwise he would have never showed up," she explains. "I admire him for meeting with Frederic and seeing past Frederic’s crazy wife, finding forgiveness, and moving on, since we will always see each other as we are part of a circle that has mutual friends. It made the most sense (at least for the men) not to hate one another."
And Joanna praises Lea Black for suggesting the trip to L.A. "It was sweet of Lea to come up with the idea to go to LA with me and bring along Lisa, because I am always open to hear other people’s advice and opinions, even though I was pretty set in stone on what I wanted for my wedding and how I wanted it to look," she writes. "I think we all were ready for a little getaway from the Miami drama and certain people."
Former BFF’s Lisa Vanderpump and Brandi Glanville continue to spar during filming of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and the British beauty is fuming that Eddie Cibrian‘s ex-wife is out to get her, because the younger starlet wants to be in the spotlight, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.RELATED: Brandi Glanville's Birthday Gift to Lisa Vanderpump Could Finally End Their Feud
Lisa just “can’t believe how Brandi has betrayed their friendship and trust. After Brandi tried to pin the blame on Lisa for confronting fellow housewife Kyle Richards about allegations her husband had cheated on her, it was the end of their once very close friendship,” a show insider told Radar.
“Brandi has made no secret about how jealous she is of Lisa’s over the top lifestyle, beautiful mansion and happy marriage…she is now out to make Lisa look bad in hopes that she will get more camera time. It’s all about Brandi, 24/7, and sadly, Lisa is now recognizing that.”
It’s the latest salvo in the ongoing bitter feud between Vanderpump and Glanville.
As Radar previously reported, Glanville recently accused Vanderpump of using her to get publicity for one of ex-husband’s mistresses.
According to Radar’s insider, “Brandi knew that viewers were growing tired of her constant moaning about the fact Eddie cheated on her withLeAnn Rimes. She was beginning to sound like a broken record. So, Brandi obviously made a decision to try and make Lisa look bad in front of the cameras.”
Glanville recently wrote a column for Australian NW Magazine and revealed, “I found out some unsettling things about her using me to get this Scheana girl, the girl Eddie cheated on me with, publicity.”
“I thought I had done my part by talking to her [Scheana] in the first place,” Glanville wrote and said she was helping her RHOBH co-star get her spin-off, Vanderpump Rules.
“I wanted Lisa to get her show. But then to find out Lisa is like her second mother and there are plans to help her [Scheana] get a spin-off show?”
“I really trusted Lisa,” she revealed. “I’ll always love her, but I want an apology. I feel like I was becoming her sidekick and I needed to find me again.”
Meanwhile, Lisa “just couldn’t believe that Brandi has gone so public with the troubles in their friendship. Writing a magazine column about it, really? Not very classy. Brandi is a foul-mouthed, low class wannabe,” added.
“Lisa’s family had warned her about Brandi, but she always sees the good in people, and chose not to listen to them. She has no regrets, but don’t expect to see them being friends ever again. Once you cross Lisa once, you are cut-off from her world,” the source concluded. “This betrayal offended Brandi, who said that she was hurt by the actions.”
Real Housewives of New Jersey stunner Melissa Gorga says she’s skeptical of anything said by Penny Drossos — the supposed voice behind the scathing rumor that she cheated on her husband Joe — in her latest blog for Bravo.RELATED: Melissa Gorga — a self proclaimed a 'lady, cook and puttana' — gives secrets to a hot and happy marriage in her new book 'Love Italian Style'
As we previously reported, the rumor was circulated by Penny — who when confronted by the Gorgas, spilled the beans that it originated from — surprise, surprise — Teresa Giudice.
“It was your sister,” Penny told Melissa. “She asked me if I knew who **** was, and then she said to me, ‘Can you confront my brother about it?’”
In her blog, Melissa admits that after talking to Penny, she’s confused as to how much truth, if any, Penny is getting out there.
“Penny was pretty open with us about who she’d been talking to about me, but she is hardly a reliable source,” the beauty, whose singing aspirations were also chronicled in the episode, wrote. “As you can see I was very skeptical about her.
“I asked my questions and she gave me her answers. Whether those answers were just another flat out lie, we didn’t know. There was Penny’s side and Teresa’s side,” she said, conceding that “the truth was probably somewhere in the middle.”
She said that the revelation really didn’t spark new animosity against Teresa after the two decided to bury the hatchet after a long and bitter feud.
“Penny’s news that night wasn’t earth-shattering for Joe and me,” Melissa wrote. “When I decided I was going to let go of the past issues with Teresa, I pretty much knew what I was from.”