Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Kristen Taekman Thinks That Ramona Singer Is ‘Out To Get Me’
Ramona Singer can dish it out, but she cat take it! After the Real Housewives of New York City   star condemned Sonja Morgan’s “incestuous” fling with a 23-year-old playboy during this week’s episode, she didn’t take kindly to Kristen Taekman trying to interfere in their drama and threw a glass of champagne at the former model. Now, Taekman’s  opening up about the “Singer Stringer” in her Bravo blog.

“She was out to get me from day one,” Taekman wrote. “She keeps pushing me. I am not taking her bait. I think it’s irritating her even more that I am not freaking out back at her.”

Foreshadowing events to come, Taekman revealed that the pair will continue to “butt heads” throughout the season.

“Why can she throw wine at me and it’s not OK for me to throw it back? #staytuned,” she added.

Meanwhile, Singer claimed she wasn’t intentionally trying to meddle with Morgan and her boy toy, Ben, and thought Taekman’s comments were unnecessary.

“I never called Ben’s mother. A friend of Ben’s mother called me and asked if it was true that Sonja is dating Ben. Sonja flipped out on me over this. It was totally innocent on my end and I wasn’t looking to create a problem for her,” Singer stated on her blog.

But Mario Singer‘s wife explains she “got so annoyed” when Taekman tried to immerse herself in the conversation, claiming Singer was “jealous” of Morgan’s love life.

“I said, “Why are you adding fuel to the fire Kristen? Kristen I am putting out the fire!’ and I tossed my champagne, which is wet, into the water she was in, which is wet, Singer wrote. 

“Then Kristen proceeded to get my hair wet, which I just had done, annoying me further.  Getting my freshly styled hair wet when you know I am going to an event is below the belt,” Singer added.

Dancing With the Stars 2014 Elimination: NeNe Leakes Goes Home on Season 18, Week 7
Dancing With the Stars Season 18 is well past the halfway mark, making every elimination an edge-of-our seat affair. So, who went home on Season 18, Week 7?

Sadly, tonight was the end for NeNe Leakes and partner Tony Dovolani.

After her elimination, NeNe said she is proud of herself. Dancing With the Stars has been an amazing and positive experience for her. She thanked her family, friends, fans, and the judges. She is so proud she went up against Olympians and made it as far as she did. She hopes she's been an inspiration to women everywhere.

In the video package after the elimination we saw more of NeNe and Tony's partnership. NeNe thinks she's made a friend in him. Tony called partnering with her an adventure. She said it was good to do something out of her comfort zone.

Tony also said that NeNe brought a wonderful attitude, and had him laughing more than any other partner. He has gained a friend, and they came out on top.
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Apollo Nida Talks Status Of Marriage To Phaedra Parks: ‘I Only Wish Her The Best’
Last week Apollo Nida’s alleged accomplice, Gayla St. Julien, pled guilty to fraud charges and was sentenced to more than five years in prison. With Apollo’s fateful day quickly approaching and his future still hanging in the balance, the “Real housewives of Atlanta” star spoke with Sister 2 Sister about how he’s feeling regarding the impending charges.
“I don’treally get nervous,” the fitness instructor explained. “And this is not just boasting or bragging. Phaedra – I’m sure she’s nervous because at the end of the day, I’m putting my career in jeopardy.”
As for how he made it through his last prison stint, the father of two says he turned to religion.
“I studied three religions when I was down: Buddhism, Islam and Christianity. I also led a ministry when I was in there, like a congregation.”
The troubled reality star also opened up about his tragic upbringing, which included witnessing his mother overdose on heroin at age seven.
“My mom OD’d on heroin, actually in front of me when I was about 7.”
And of course, Nida discussed his wife, Phaedra, who is rumored to be contemplating divorce.
“I really admired everything that she did as a woman. I think that we have lost sight of the true picture, which is that we did take an oath to God and we did build a family and a brand. Whatever has come of this reality fiasco, we have had two beautiful children, and at the end of the day, I only wish her the best.”
As for whether or not he feels their marriage will last, Nida says:
“I can’t say if it’s going to last. But I hope that it does…I definitely love her. I’ve grown to love her more.”
As you may recall, just a few weeks ago Phaedra also discussed the divorce rumors in an interview and her carefully selected words seemed to also fuel the rumors.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bethenny Frankel Refuses Jason Hoppy’s $10M Offer To Settle Bitter Divorce
The divorce battle between Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy has been raging for more than 15 months, and doesn’t appear headed for a resolution any time soon: has learned that the failed talk show host has turned down an offer from the pharmaceutical sales executive to settle the whole thing for $10 million.

“Jason is willing to take a $10 million settlement in the divorce from Bethenny,” an insider told Radar. “He feels entitled to that large amount because he helped her to launch Skinnygirl. She sought his advice and counsel on the cocktail line from the beginning and up until the sale.”

“As for child custody,” the source continued, “Jason is agreeable to joint custody of Bryn.”

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Frankel turned the multi-million-dollar offer down. “She thinks it’s outrageous that Jason is demanding so much money,” the source explained.

Just two weeks ago, Hoppy was spotted at a New York City courthouse squaring off against Frankel, and wasn’t wearing his wedding ring — the first time he was spotted without the band since the couple split almost eighteen months ago.

Meanwhile, Frankel was recently called out in yet another lawsuit involving her ex-“boyfriend,” billionaire Warren Lichtenstein, whose baby mama is suing him for child support.

Annabelle Bond, who has a six-year-old daughter named Isabella with Lichtenstein, 49, claimed he is “traveling the world on private jets, expanding his huge compound in Aspen . . . living in a beachfront mansion in [California], and dating Bethany (sic) Frankel.”

Frankel also seems to have potentially violated the gag order a source told Radar was imposed on the couple. Appearing on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live recently, Frankel spoke about her divorce, saying it was a “really, really hard time.”

Frankel has finally moved out of the couple’s tony NYC home, which Hoppy refused to leave, and has tried repeatedly to end the marriage that fans watched happen on her reality show Bethenny Ever After.
RELATED:  Bethenny Frankel takes smiling daughter Bryn for a leisurely stroll... as her divorce battle with ex Jason Hoppy rages on

Cynthia Bailey Calls NeNe Leakes ‘My Worst Enemy’
It’s official — the Real Housewives of Atlanta feud between NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey is epic!

After the former friends slammed each other during part two of the reunion show Sunday night on Bravo, Bailey told Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen that Leakes is now “my worst enemy,” and has all the details.

The former model said she came to that conclusion after Leakes blindsided her by appearing on a recent WWHL episode by saying Bailey should be axed from RHOA because she wasn’t interesting enough.

Among other things, Leakes commented of Bailey, “It’s not like she’s really bringing anything to the show… Girl, bye! ”

And on Sunday night, Bailey was outraged and told Cohen that the housewives alpha dog was proved right because she was no friend of hers.

“I want people to know that I was a loyal friend to NeNe, however, I’m actually glad she did that show with you because it actually validated that she was never my friend,” Bailey declared.

“She’s actually my worst enemy. For her to go on national television and say such things is just unheard of.

“So what, we’re not talking anymore. That means now, all of a sudden, I can’t be on the show because you don’t think I should be on the show? NeNe doesn’t control my destiny. God controls my destiny, and I was relevant before the show, I’m relevant on the show, and I’ll be relevant after the show,” Bailey said to audience applause.

Leakes had said Bailey was wishy washy, going wherever the wind blows, but the modeling agency owner fired back, “The wind is fine to blow as long as it’s blowing up her a**.”

“It’s about respect and accountability. She never thinks she’s wrong about anything and she never wants to admit when she’s wrong,” she added.

“When it comes to me, there was [no respect] and I respected her.”

As RHOA fans know, Bailey was particularly irked when Leakes called her husband Peter Thomas a b*tch.

“A real lady doesn’t call their best friend’s husband a b*tch,” she said.

Cohen mentioned that Leakes had just written an open letter to Bailey online, blogging that she should have spoken to her privately instead of dissecting their friendship during the reunion show.

“I have carried you on my back. Goodbye, friend,” Leakes wrote on her Instagram account, also posting pictures of herself at various events with Bailey, and adding, “P.S., If U or anyone else thinks the demise of our friendship is your story line 4 for season 7, think again flip flopper.”

Bailey responded, “NeNe is the one that doesn’t have a storyline. If anything, she should be glad we got into it because that was her storyline this season.”
RELATED:  Cynthia Bailey’s Open Letter: The Reality of a Friendship Gone Awry

#InTheLab with @ ArthurKade Interviews Shannon Beador

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Aviva Drescher Accuses Heather Thomson Of ‘Verbally Raping’ Her
Ramona Singer returned from her family trip to Africa and tried to play the peacemaker between feuding co-stars Heather Thomson and Aviva Drescher on Tuesday’s The Real Housewives of New York City.

After a lot of persuasion, Thomson finally agreed to meet the “Leggy Blonde” author. The pair faced off over drinks, as Drescher first accused her co-star of “verbally raping her.”

Thomson was shocked by the remark and confessed in an explicit rant that she doesn’t like her co-star very much.

“The things you say about people are really, really vile,” Thomson explained.

Although Drescher played coy, Thomson listed a number of things she said about the other housewives.

“You said Sonja Morgan was on a downward spiral like Anna Nicole Smith,” Thomson said.

“That was actually a huge compliment,” Drescher replied.

An irate Thomson shot back: “She died, Aviva — that’s not a compliment!”

Drescher turned the tables and claimed her co-star hurt her “deeply,” but when she didn’t just come out and say what happened, Thomson lost her cool.

“The conversation with Aviva – there is no substance to it. She just goes on and on and round and round and round,” Thomson told the Bravo cameras.

“You have no idea?” Drescher asked her co-star numerous times.

“You want to ask me one more time because you’re so f*cking dramatic. What is it? … You’re dramatic. 
You’re f*cking dramatic! I just don’t like you that much,” Thomson bluntly stated.

“Stop attacking me,” Drescher said.

Thomson went on: “Do you give a sh*t about me?”

“Yes,” Drescher said.

Thomson explained that she was “outraged” about how her co-star treated Carole Radziwill for starting rumors that she used a ghostwriter for her book, to which Drescher fired back: “Are you guys lovers are something?”

Disgusted, Thomson added: “This comment tells me she’s childish and insanely jealous of my friendship with Carole.”
RELATED: "Real Housewives of New York City's" Heather Thomson Goes Crazy on Aviva Drescher

Andy Cohen Responds to Fan Backlash . . . There Will Be No More Props at Reunions
While Andy Cohen was certainly in a tough spot during Sunday night’s first reunion episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta — he was literally caught in the crossfire when Porsha Williams weave-snatched Kenya Moore — but he may have been in an even worse spot afterwards with the reality show’s fans!

The skirmish between Porsha and Kenya was already public knowledge, thanks to Ms. Moore calling 911 after the taping. And as much as we all were secretly anticipating being able to see the much-touted drama unfold on-screen, the actual events were somewhat jarring to watch. Many fans agree with us, and they’re not letting exec producer Andy off the hook for allowing Kenya to bring those provocative props.

Call me crazy guys but I didn't see that coming. I hear y'all about the props but at the time I didn’t see that result coming,” he explained after receiving a number of upset tweets about the situation, adding, “if I thought it was going to go there I obviously would've taken the bullhorn away asap.”

However, that doesn’t mean that Andy is siding with Porsha and her actions, either. When one fan wrote, “how would you feel if you were on the receiving end of the megaphone,” Andy threw back, “I wouldn't like it but I wouldn't get up out of my seat either.” 

And it wasn’t just the viewers who took issue with how things were handled. RHoA star and reunion attendee NeNe Leakes also spoke out on the props issue, stating, “This is what happens when u hire ppl 2 be on the show who has NOTHING 2 lose & will do anything for 2$. Bring props should b again all rules.” She also repeated this sentiment on her blog.

After hours of angry tweets poured in, the Watch What Happens Live host had heard enough. “It's official - no more props at reunions,” he mandated, probably sending Kenya (and many other Housewives) into a tizzy. 

But don’t you fret — that doesn’t include those trusty printouts that pop up as “evidence” every year. As one follower wisely pointed out, “but the ladies can still bring evidence, right? text messages,  printouts, voicemail? : ) #ReunionRulesbyBravo,” to which Andy affirmed, “yes!!!” #Thankgod.
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Lisa Vanderpump Reaches Out To "Real Housewives Of Melbourne" Star Gina Liano
After this tumultuous season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa Vanderpump knows all about what it's like to face tension with many of your co-stars. So she's reaching out to Real Housewives of Melbourne star Gina Liano, who has endured a similar situation this season on her show.
Lisa was informed on Twitter that Gina has been feuding with her cast members, so Lisa tweeted her support to Gina back in March 2014. Then, Lisa called an Australian radio show on April 23 when Gina was the show's guest.

"You know, it does hurt," Lisa told Gina. "When I did tweet you, it was just to reach out and say, 'Hey, I know how you feel.'"

We think it's very sweet that Lisa is helping Gina to get through a tough time. This isn't the first time Lisa has offered her support to a Real Housewives star from a different show. Recently, she offered tips for succeeding on Dancing With the Stars to Real Housewives of Atlanta's NeNe Leakes. 

While talking to the Aussie radio show, Lisa also provided an update on her status with Brandi Glanville. "A lot of things have been put to rest, but it does hurt," Lisa reveals.
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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Tamra Barney Says Heather Drubrow ‘Needs To Get That Stick Out Of Her A**'
Tamra Barney seems to have a new best friend in Shannon Beador and the two of them decide to “do shots” before a dinner party. “I always hope for a little bit of crazy at a dinner party,” says Beador.

But the fun turns nasty on the next episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County when Heather Dubrow enters the picture and mocks Barney for her wacky behavior.

“She needs to pull the stick out of her a**,” says an annoyed Barney.

It goes downhill from there, with Dubrow confronting Tamra’s husband, Eddie Judge, telling him his wife had been crying about wanting another baby.
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Are Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan On The Outs?
Is Ramonja no more?

Hold the Pinot Grigio: A sneak peek at the next Real Housewives of New York City suggests best buddies Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan are on the outs.

Singer, 56, missed Morgan's "cabaret-meets-soft burlesque" show a few episodes back while vacationing with her daughter in South Africa. Once Singer returned, she apparently unfurled less-than-flattering comments about Morgan's performance – and the toaster-oven entrepreneur isn't putting up with her friend's criticism.

"I have fabulous parties to go to tonight where people appreciate me, who I've known just as long if not longer than you, who think I'm talented," Morgan, 50, rants in the clip, as Singer approaches her at a social gathering.

For once, a wide-eyed Singer is speechless.

"I'm sorry, I should have zipped it," she apologizes. But Morgan won't have it.

"You couldn't handle a day in my life, Singer. Not one day. You would fall apart. And you don't have a lawsuit, you don't have a divorce, you don't have a custody battle, you're not a single mother," she spits. (Ironically, Singer did file for divorce from husband Mario after the season stopped taping.)

"I'm keeping my s--- together, and I need you to be a friend and not make those kind of negative comments, because you should know better than anyone in this room," Morgan finishes.

Watch the drama unfold firsthand – and see what happens next during an explosive Fourth of July weekend in the Hamptons – when The Real Housewives of New York City airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. (ET) on Bravo. 
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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Phaedra Parks Says “Hell No” to Representing Apollo Nida in Fraud Case
Phaedra Parks may be a self-acclaimed top-notch attorney in Atlanta, but once in a while she has to turn down a potential client. In this case, it's her very own hubby, Apollo Nida! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star stopped by the Bravo Clubhouse after Part 1 of the Season 6 Reunion aired to chat with Andy Cohen, and she made it pretty clear that she had no interest in representing Apollo during his current legal drama.

For those who missed it, Apollo has been charged for his alleged involvement in a scam that brought in close to 3 million bucks. Unless he takes a plea deal, he is due back in court at the end of this week — April 25 — for his trial.

When one WWHL caller asked Phaedra to talk about Apollo's case, the savvy lawyer pleaded the Fifth.

"Obviously I have nothing to do with his current issues, and so he is going to appear and have his own conversation with the lovely Andy Cohen, and he will tell you all about his issues and problems, and I will sit back quietly and listen," she responded.

Andy then asked her if she would be representing Apollo in court, to which she quickly replied, "Oh, well, hell no."

But, just because Phaedra isn't standing next to her man as his attorney, that doesn't mean she's not standing next to him as his wife.

"At the end of the day, I am a Southern belle and I believe in family and I will support him until this is resolved," she vowed.
RELATED:  Apollo Nida’s co-conspirator sentenced five-plus years for bank fraud, ID theft

Source Claims Tamra Barney’s Ex-Husband Simon Left Her With ‘Black Eyes And Busted Lip’ In 1997 Incident
Tamra Barney is locked in an EPIC custody battle with her ex-husband Simon Barney, who has accused the Real Housewives of Orange County star of neglecting their young children. But is there a domestic violence secret behind the pair’s drawn-out, knock ‘em dead court fight?

A new report claims Simon was arrested for domestic violence almost 10 years ago after an incident which left Bravolebrity Tamra with injuries so extensive that she “had black eyes and a busted lip.”

As previously reported, the Real Housewives of Orange County  star’s husband was arrested in 2010 on domestic violence charges.

This apparently wasn’t Simon’s first brush with the law, however: As Radar previously reported, Tamra’s eldest son Ryan Vieth recently wrote about an incident on his Facebook page.

“I was 11 years old the first time Simon beat my Mom up and was arrested,” Vieth wrote on April 18.

According to a new report on blog All Things Real Housewives, Tamra was left bloodied and bruised after allegedly being assaulted.

“She was hit so hard that she had black eyes and a busted lip,” a source told the website.

The incident was said to have taken place in 1997 but after the arrest, Tamara, like many victims of domestic violence, “refused to press charges on Simon,” a knowledgeable insider said.

Today, a “devastated” Tamra — who has remarried — is fighting for custody of the three minor children she shares with Simon.

The divorce was hard enough on them,” she said in a recent interview.

Friday, April 25, 2014

NeNe Leakes on "The Arsenio Hall Show"

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Shannon Beador Says Husband Never Physically Assaulted Her
Nothing is off-limits when it comes to Real Housewives of Orange County’s newest member, Shannon Beador! The newbie tells Star exclusively that she went into filming willing to be an open book for the cameras.

“We had a sit-down with the family, and I said, ‘If we do this, we’re going to go all in — no censorship — because if you tell me you can’t talk about something, I’m not going to do it,” she says. “I hope viewers realize that I’m completely honest and authentic.”

The reality star and her husband, David Beador, have three daughters. “If another child comes up and says, ‘Your mother did blah, blah, blah,’ they know to answer, ‘I don’t agree with you. You have a right to your opinion, but I’m sorry you feel that way,” Shannon explains. “I’m hopeful it’s just going to help my children develop thick skin and become stronger women.”

These days, the family’s home is a “toxic-free zone,” but it wasn’t always that way. Two years into the marriage, in February 2003, David was arrested by Newport Beach police and charged with misdemeanor counts of assault and “battery against a cohabitant.” He pled guilty to both charges, and completed three years of informal probation, 10 days in a work program, a voluntary batterer’s treatment program.

Still, Shannon insists to Star, “There was no abuse, no physical anything. We had an argument that was resolved very quickly afterward. I just thought that if I called the police, the fight would end. We’ve moved on; it’s over and done.”
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Teresa Giudice’s Prison Sentencing Could Delay Premiere Of ‘Real Housewives Of New Jersey’ Season 6
Teresa Giudice‘s upcoming prison sentencing hearing will most likely delay the premiere of the sixth season of Real Housewives of New Jersey, is exclusively reporting.

Bravo doesn’t have an air date for the upcoming season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey because of Teresa Giudice’s prison sentencing hearing. Obviously, Teresa is going to be a key character in the upcoming season, and Bravo wants to maximize her storyline. Having Teresa available to do press interviews, and promotions is essential,” an insider told Radar.

“Teresa’s legal team absolutely won’t let her do any interviews before the sentencing hearing because it could impact her sentence. If Teresa was out doing press interviews promoting RHONJ before the July 8 sentencing, it would look like she wasn’t taking the process seriously…..which she definitely is. After the sentence is handed down, it’s expected Bravo will officially give season six a premiere date.”

Giudice could be facing 27 months in prison, while her husband Joe could get 46 months hard time after pleading guilty to nine counts of mail, wire, bank and bankruptcy fraud in March.

Bravo executives are “hopeful that Joe will be sent to prison first, and will be ordered to serve time before Teresa’s sentence is served. Teresa is contractually obligated to do press for the show, but the network is working with her because of her legal problems.”

Radar broke the story: The Giudices will likely be forced to sell their New Jersey mansion to pay off outstanding debts and legal bills.

“Teresa has hardly any income coming in because of her guilty plea in the federal fraud and conspiracy case. If it weren’t for the money she’s made from Real Housewives of New Jersey, she would be in serious financial trouble right now,” a source previously told Radar.

“Her book sales have been very low, and Teresa hasn’t been offered any gigs for paid promotional appearances either,” the source continued. “It’s a foregone conclusion, Teresa absolutely will have to sell her beloved New Jersey mansion. She’s terrified she could end up homeless.”

The luxe-living reality TV couple will only be ordered to pay back $7,500 of the shocking $13 million debt they cited in a 2009 bankruptcy filing, and their creditors are angry about being stiffed.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Porsha Stewart Returns The Favor, Will Pursue Felony Assault Charges Against Kenya Moore
Porsha Williams may be facing assault charges for her part in the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion brawl, but she’s not taking them lying down. In fact, she’s planning to counteract the case co-star Kenya Moore is making against her with her own felony assault charges against the former Miss USA!

Porsha’s lawyer, Joe S. Habachy, maintains that not only does Kenya not have a case against his client, but it’s Porsha who actually has a case against her. 

He says, “Cast member Kenya Moore sought out the warrant and, although the claim is unfounded, Ms. Williams fully cooperated with investigators and looks forward to clearing her name.”

As we reported before, Porsha’s attorney says that Kenya was the “primary aggressor” in the attack — we assume verbally — and that they have plenty of evidence (cast and crew witnesses) to make a case against her.

“Ms. Williams, who has never been arrested before, intends to contest the pending misdemeanor and to pursue felony charges against Kenya for aggravated assault,” he states.
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LuAnn de Lesseps Responds To Sonja Morgan Calling Her 'LuMan'
Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, sitting down with Andy Cohen on Tuesday’s Watch What Happens Live, responded to a low blow from castmate Sonja Morgan on that night’s edition of The Real Housewives of New York City.

After the Countess razzed Morgan, Sonja said to her pals, as de Lesseps was leaving, “I just got screamed in my ear by ‘LuMan;’ talk about a drag queen trapped inside a woman’s body!”

The Countess didn’t let the barb get to her, and said she stood by her upfront actions as opposed to Morgan’s sneaky ones.

“That was not nice; I tell Sonja what I think to her face, I don’t wait until she leaves the room, and talk about her behind her back,” the 48-year-old Bravo beauty said. “That’s not my style.”

The East Coast socialite added, “I love drag queens, by the way!”
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Lizzie Rovsek Definitely Wants Another Baby
Uh-oh! Following the end of Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8, Lydia McLaughlin decided to leave the show so that she and husband Doug could try for another baby, and now Lydia is in fact preggers with her third child. So could we be about to lose another cast member to the stork?

RHOC newbie Lizzie Rovsek has yet to make her debut on the show in Season 9, although we should see her pop up very soon. Lizzie, 33, married real estate exec Christian Rovsek in 2009, and the couple has two sons. 

Now, Lizzie is telling Radar Online that she and Christian want another tyke in the not-too-distant future. "We definitely want another baby," Lizzie admits. "That’s a definite 100% thing. We’re not sure exactly [when]."

Lizzie says the couple is not actively trying to conceive, but they don't seem to have any issues in that department. "Every time that we even say the word, I get pregnant," she explains. "There’s no trying. It just happens. When we’re ready, we’re just going to say, ‘Let’s go.’ Maybe next year."

Exciting news! We can't wait to meet Lizzie and her family on the show, and we're hoping she won't leave the show if she indeed decides to have a baby. 
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cynthia Bailey Stays Mum On 'RHOA' Reunion Fight
Cynthia Bailey had one of the unluckiest seats ever at the reunion of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." As viewers saw, Cynthia was literally caught in the middle of Porsha Stewart's fight with Kenya Moore. Not only did she have to hear them screaming at each other right near her ears, she suffered a major wardrobe malfunction because of it. When Porsha couldn't take Kenya's name-calling anymore, she stood up and dragged Kenya down to the floor by her hair. In the process of doing that, she accidentally grabbed Cynthia's dress and pulled it to the side, exposing her breast.

What happened at the reunion seems to be too much for Cynthia, who is currently in New York City for a charity gala event. On Monday, April 21, she retweeted a fan's tweet stating that it's good to see her in New York City "doing what she knows best" and "leaving that toxic ATL drama." Clearly, Cynthia agrees that the show has taken a turn for the worst.

So far, Cynthia, perhaps because she is just too busy and/or is still too upset about it, has yet to directly comment on what went down between Porsha and Kenya and getting caught in the crossfire. One person even directly asked her what was going through her head when Porsha accidentally exposed her breast. Unfortunately for the curious, the questions has remained unanswered so far. 

While Cynthia Bailey has remained mum over the drama, her husband, Peter Thomas, has made it clear that he's on Porsha's side. On Sunday, April 20, he sent a tweet about everyone having a breaking point and reacting when pushed to their limit. When someone pointed out that people would never see Cynthia reacting the way that Porsha did, proving that Porsha is just not mature and strong enough to handle the drama that comes with "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," Peter responded that no one can ever predict what someone will do when put in that situation.
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Ramona Singer Divorce From Mario Called Off, Couple Enters Marriage Counseling
Real Housewives of New York City reality star Ramona Singer reportedly called off her divorce from husband Mario.

The reality star, who filed for divorce three months ago after, reportedly agreed to go to marriage counseling to save her marriage.

A source told RadarOnline: "Mario and Ramona have been having very long and thoughtful talks about the state of their marriage. It has been a very painful process for both. But Ramona realizes how much she loves Mario. This will give them time to determine if there is enough love and most importantly, trust, to move forward."

Ramona and Mario Singer have been married for 25 years but the relationship hit the rocks amid reports that Mario cheated on her with a younger woman.

Despite filing for divorce, the couple recently made a public appearance together, hinting that they have mended their relationship.

Ramona recently tweeted a photo of them together with the caption: "What doesn't break you makes you stronger."

She also appeared on co-star Bethenny Frankel's chat show to discuss her marriage. "I know my husband loves me, he knows that I love him and we will see what happens. Nothing is written in stone, life is an evolution."

Ramona, 57, and Mario, 60, have one daughter together - 19-year-old Avery.
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Vicki Gunvalson 'Feels Bad' For Tamra Barney, Says She's Not An Unfit Mother
As Tamra Barney remains embroiled in a nasty custody battle with ex-husband Simon Barney, Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson has come to her defense, shooting down claims that she’s an unfit mother.

“When Tamra told us how hard it was for her to share her children 50 percent of the time with Simon, I felt so bad for her,” Gunvalson wrote on her Bravo blog this week. “Having the void of not having the three kids around when they are at their dad’s I’m sure is huge.”

As Radar has reported, Simon filed paperwork in March seeking modification of their child custody agreement. In the court documents, he claimed Tamra was negligent with the children, not properly feeding them or keeping up with their hygiene.

“I know how much her children mean to her, and I know how difficult the time that they spend apart is on her,” Gunvalson wrote, before reflecting on her own custody battle with ex-hubby Donn.

“When I was divorced from my children’s father, I received 100 percent custody of the kids, which I loved. I couldn’t imagine having them split between the two homes and only having them 50 percent of the time,” she wrote.

During Monday’s episode, viewers learned Barney, 45, was pining for a baby with her third husband, Eddie Judge, but Gunvalson advised her to hold off.

“Eddie doesn’t have kids. I can understand why she would consider having a baby with him so he can understand the love that a parent has towards their child,” Gunvalson, 52, wrote. “It’s indescribable. It doesn’t seem like Eddie wants a child right now, so it seems like Tamra should just put that aside.”

Tamra told the Bravo cameras that she missed her three kids, who were with her bitter ex-husband for Halloween as part of their 50/50 custody agreement.

“It sucks seeing your kids 50 percent less of their life,” she said in a confessional scene. “To me, family is kids running around and the house being crazy and it’s hard for me to say Eddie and I are a family when the kids aren’t there.”

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Melissa Gorga Dishes On Season 6 of Real Housewives of New Jersey
Bravo is remaining mum about the upcoming season of "Real Housewives of New Jersey," but Melissa Gorga was more forthcoming during her appearance at the Tampa Home and Garden Show (first reported on Here's what we learned:

• "Real Housewives of New Jersey" will return to Bravo in June or July, Gorga reports, a bit later than in previous years, and she also confirms that we won't see Jacqueline Laurita, but Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri are back in reduced roles — and Pierri is still dating that tall brunette we saw her uncomfortably flirt with last season. (Remember her pick-up line? "I got a lot of things going on upstairs — I'm like, 'Aaaahhhh!") And we "won't see as much" of instigator Kim DePaola in the sixth season. 

• Gorga says that she and sister-in-law Teresa Giudice are "in a really great spot, thank you Jesus," and that her sister-in-law, who will be sentenced in July for her role in a wide-ranging financial fraud, is "doing good."

• Gorga doesn't name her new co-stars — reportedly sisters Teresa and Nicole Napolitano and Amber Marchese, who live in the Colts Neck area — but says they "definitely come and bring the fire." Their connection to the current housewives? "I do know one of the girls from a long time ago," Gorga says. "She comes and brings some friends with her. I think that it was time for a little bit of a switch-up." In other words, an extremely tenuous connection. 

If Giudice is taking a backseat to all the drama due to her real-life legal saga in the upcoming season, reports that Marchese and Teresa Napolitano have been fast to fill the void. And Bravo reportedly scared up Victoria Gotti, the daughter of former Gambino crime family boss John Gotti and the star of "Growing Up Gotti," to cause more trouble. Gotti, who appeared as a Giudice confidante last season (they were contestants on "Celebrity Apprentice" together), reportedly helps spread some rumors about Napolitano's husband, which leads to the inevitable catfight.

Meanwhile, Marchese tangles with Gorga about Gorga's failure to call her when she had cancer. (Hey, didn't Teresa basically accuse Gorga of the same thing when Teresa's dad Giacinto took sick? Retread!)
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Porsha Stewart’s Lawyer Says Kenya Moore Was “Primary Aggressor” in Reunion Fight and Doesn't Have a Case
After weeks of anticipation, we finally got to see the explosive fight between Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams during part one of the Season 6 Reunion of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Since the incident, Kenya has pressed charges against Porsha, who willingly turned herself in. But according to Yahoo! News, Porsha’s lawyer is confident that Kenya doesn't actually have a case.

Attorney Joe S. Habachy said, “Cast member Kenya Moore sought out the warrant and, although the claim is unfounded, Ms. Williams fully cooperated with investigators and looks forward to clearing her name.

He went on to add that there is plenty of evidence to show that Kenya was the "primary aggressor in the altercation.

“Furthermore, several cast mates and witnesses report that it was clear that Kenya Moore was undoubtedly the primary aggressor in the incident. Thus, Ms. Williams, who has never been arrested before, intends to contest the pending misdemeanor and to pursue felony charges against Kenya for aggravated assault," he stated.

Just last week, NeNe Leakes appeared on a special one-on-one episode of Watch What Happens Live, where she told Andy that she felt that Kenya provoked Porsha. Other cast members have shared her opinions. Plus, watching the mayhem go down live, it was pretty clear whose side the women were on, as they all flocked to Porsha immediately after the incident took place.

Still, Andy himself thought that the attack came out of nowhere.
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Tamra Barney‘s Attorney Conceded That They Wouldn't Be Challenging Court-Appointed Doctor’s Recommendation That 3 Kids Not Appear on the 'RHOC'
Tamra Barney‘s attorney conceded in a March 2014 letter to ex-husband Simon Barney‘s attorney — exclusively obtained by — that they would not be challenging the court-appointed doctor’s recommendation that their three children not appear on the Real Housewives of Orange County.

When a 730 Evaluation was issued by the court, used to assess the parents mental health and parenting practices, Dr. Galindo filed a report which “didn’t shine a positive light” on Tamra, an insider tells Radar.

The evaluation by Dr. Galindo was ordered after Tamra filed a motion seeking permission to film the children; Sidney, 15, Spencer, 13, and Sophia, 8, without consent from Simon.

“As I have previously referenced, I did not anticipate that Ms. Barney will be contesting the findings set forth in Dr. Galindo’s report,” Tamra’s attorney, Daniel Monarch, stated.

“Now that she has had an opportunity to review the report, she does not want to contest the recommendations set forth therein.”

Sources tell Radar Tamra chose not to challenge the doctor’s report — which is sealed — after reviewing it, but that the report has had “a snowball effect” and is the platform for which Simon is challenging the current child custody situation.

As Radar previously reported, Simon’s bombshell filing late last month was riddled with accusations against the reality TV star, claiming she was negligent with the children, not properly feeding them or keeping up with their hygiene.

The court filing also included an explosive text message conversation between Tamra and Sidney, which then spiraled into a twitter war between the mother-daughter duo in which the teenager slammed her mom saying, “Stop lying about everything” and said of Simon, “He is a great dad but everyone thinks he is a terrible person because they believe the lies. It’s getting old.”

Also revealed in the court papers filed by Simon were claims from Sidney that her mother is “verbally and emotionally abusive.”
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Carole Radziwill Dishes on Dating George Clooney During 'Real Housewives' Crossover Episode With Brandi Glanville and Yolanda Foster
It's a Housewives summit! Carole Radziwill and Kristen Taekman recently swapped saucy stories with their West Coast counterparts, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Brandi Glanville and Yolanda Foster, for an upcoming crossover episode of the Real Housewives of New York City.

The ladies who lunch gathered at Sarabeth's in Manhattan, where they gabbed about everything from their past and present dating lives to crazy nights out. First on the menu was Radziwill's talked-about romance with George Clooney. "We dated literally during the Eisenhower administration," she told the girls of the "lovely" actor, 52.

Radziwill's romance with the hunky actor was revealed back in 2012 during an NYC Housewives episode that featured the the 50-year-old author on the beach. An impressed Sonja Morgan quipped, "Look at the ass on Carole… No wonder Clooney did her for a year."

During the convo, Glanville, 41, also dished about 36-year-old Taekman's epic Las Vegas bachelorette party back in 2004, and said she caught the bride-to-be "kissing" an Elvis impersonator.

The lunch, though, was a judgment-free zone. Ridziwill added, "We've all kissed some frogs -- and some princes, too."

The episode will air on Tuesday, April 15 at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.
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Yolanda Foster Is Reconnecting With Hubby Amidst Divorce Rumors: "Keep Your Romance Alive"
We have adored getting to see Yolanda Foster's cute relationship with husband David Foster over the past two seasons of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Now, Yolanda is sharing a pic of them as they take time to strengthen their bond.

On April 16, Yolanda posted a photo to Facebook of herself and David going for a hike along a beautiful path. "Make time to reconnect with your love 'Get Wise, Keep your Romance Alive' #GetWise," Yolanda captions the shot.

It's great to see that Yolanda and David still go on little outings and spend time together one-on-one. We know that David has a very busy schedule as an in-demand music producer, so we love that he can find time to enjoy the great outdoors with his wife.

There had been rumors recently that the two were having marital trouble. But judging from this photo, there doesn't appear to be any truth to those claims.

We also think it's awesome that Yolanda is able to stay so active, despite the fact that she is battling Lyme disease.
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The Real Housewives of Melbourne Season 1 Episode 8

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Kandi Burruss Is Trying To Have A Baby With New Husband Todd Tucker

You just know Mama Joyce is rejoicing at hearing this news:
Just days after marrying longtime love Todd Tucker, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss reveals to In Touch that they are ready to grow their family!

“We’re trying now for a baby!” Kandi exclusively tells the new issue of In Touch. “We haven’t succeeded yet. If it happens today, then we’re good with it.”

“We’re really looking forward to having kids together,” Kandi tells In Touch. The reality star is already a mom to daughter Riley, 11, and Todd has daughter Kaela, 17, from a previous relationship. “I can’t wait to [have] one big family!”

Bethenny Frankel Refuses Offer To Return To Real Housewives of New York
BETHENNY Frankel has clearly forgotten her roots.

The Skinnygirl mogul has turned down offers to return to the ratings-challenged Real Housewives of New York — despite a personal request from Andy Cohen, according to RadarOnline.

Even though Cohen is no longer an executive at Bravo, “honchos at the network asked him to reach out to Bethenny and ask her if she would be open to making a return to RHONY,” an insider said.

“The hope was she would come back as a regular cast member, but Bethenny was also offered a guest role. Andy no longer has the power to hire or fire anyone at Bravo, since he lost his executive job, but the bosses knew how much Bethenny respects and likes him and thought he could convince her.

“Bethenny didn’t even take time to think it over [before saying] no. She has absolutely no plans at this time to return to reality television. She believes she has moved on from that.

“She would love to appear on television again in a different capacity, perhaps even as a fill-in host for Andy on Watch What Happens Live.

Producers of RHONY will “definitely be approaching her again” about returning to the show, the source reveals. “It might have been to soon after the cancellation of her talk show to make the offer. The show would tremendously benefit from having her back.”
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Kenya Moore Is Experiencing Huge Money Woes
Kenya Moore likes people to believe that she has a wealthy boyfriend and is living in the lap of luxury but has exclusively learned that she is in dire financial straits and most of her expensive things didn’t really belong to her.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star has come under fire for not revealing who her “rich African boyfriend” is and often insinuates that he is paying her bills but a source close to the situation revealed that she isn’t telling the truth.

“Kenya is basically broke and she doesn’t have any money,” a source close to the Bravo star told Radar.

“Most of the things that she shows off, like purses or cars, don’t belong to her.”

Keeping up with the likes of NeNe Leakes is always part of RHOA, with the women trying to one up each other with their high-priced accessories, but the source said Moore isn’t as well off as she wanted the viewers to believe.

“Kenya  had a local car dealership in Atlanta give her a really expensive car on loan and then they got the publicity that she was driving a car from their lot.  It was just during filming and it was a good deal for both of them. She was able to pretend she had a high end car and they got the free press.”

The source also said the former Miss USA, who is competing on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice, was always getting involved in business deals that fell through.

“Kenya previously turned down money-making TV appearances and she had a movie she was going to do overseas but it never happened. So when Celebrity Apprentice came up she had to say ‘yes.’  She desperately needs the money and the longer you stay on the show the more you get paid.”

Dismissing Moore’s claims that she’s being supported by a boyfriend, the source told Radar that was highly unlikely.

“She needs money to keep up her fake celebrity lifestyle.”

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tamra Barney Now Pointing Fingers At Gretchen Rossi For Allegedly Exploiting Custody Battle With Estranged Daughter

Far be it for me to ever agree with Gretchen, but in this case she's kind of got a point:
Tamra Barney is being slammed by Gretchen Rossi  who is taking sides with The Real Housewives of the Orange County’s estranged daughter in her bid to live full time with her dad.

In a stunning Facebook open letter to Barney, Rossi writes:
Once again having to take time out of my day to address & deal with this persons lies and BS. As your daughter said in her tweet to you “it’s getting old”
@tamrabarney lying once again. Slade or I have not called one single reporter! My PR group has received tons of emails & calls regarding this issue only because YOU were so vocal in attempting to trash & defame Slade as a parent for so many years. Of course they are going to want to know how we feel about all the documents coming out about you now. Slade & I have not spoke about you or the show since our exit, and it wasn’t until YOU started discussing me in media to promote the show & on the 1st episode that I’m back having to defend myself against your BS. If I’m such a nobody then why are you still talking about me? And if I’m such a nobody why did production call me two months ago and ask me to consider coming back to film with you guys, which I declined. You don’t know anything about our exit or what happened because you were not privy to those conversations. Also hate to break it to you Slade & I do not need press, we get plenty of press without discussing you (google us)
Maybe you should stop worrying so much about what we are doing, & get off twitter because obviously there is a lot more important things for you to be focusing on. #truthalwayscomesout #karma

As has been exclusively reporting, Barney’s ex-husband, Simon Barney is claiming she has been “verbally abusing” their three kids.

Daughter Sidney  moved in with him full time last year and he’s now petitioning for full custody of the 15-year-old.

Most shocking, Tamra even engaged in a public Twitter war with Sidney!

Rossi had stayed quiet on the evolving controversy until Barney publicly accused her and fiancĂ©, Slade Smiley, of calling reporters and offering her opinion on the Barney family drama. That’s something Rossi insists she never did.
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