Saturday, May 31, 2014

Gretchen Rossi Calls Herself 'The White Oprah' On New Show 'Marriage Boot Camp'

How long can you keep up the storyline that says you want to get married and have babies, but your deadbeat boyfriend/fiancee doesn't? Apparently forever:
Just minutes after meeting their castmates on WE TV’s Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (premiering tonight at 9 p.m. ET), controversial former Real Housewives of Orange County couple Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley begin ruffling feathers.

In’s exclusive preview clip, the aspiring singer— who was booted off her Bravo hit series after bitter clashes with her well-heeled costars— announces to new Boot Camp castmates Traci Braxton and her husband of 17 years, Kevin Surrat, that she’s the “White Oprah.”

“So what’s your guys’ story?” she asks the couple. “I am literally the white Oprah. I will ask you every question under the sun 86 times over and over and over again.”

In their confessional, Braxton, 42, and Surrat begin mocking Rossi, 35.

“She was talking like this, really nasally,” says the Braxton Family Values star, imitating the bubbly blonde. “I didn’t watch the show, so I didn’t know who you guys were…”

“I was like, ‘Who is this?’” asks a perplexed Surrat.

Later, Smiley, 40, says he was excited to meet Braxton and Surrat— because he’s friends with her Grammy-winner older sister.

“I am a fan of Traci. I know her sister Toni,” he boasts.

“You know, know her?” Braxton asks skeptically.

“Well, I know her music!” the radio host counters.
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Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud Reportedly Fired from "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"
The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast is getting another shake-up.

Newcomers Joyce Giruad and Carlton Gebbia have reportedly been fired from the Bravo reality series after just one season, according to Us Weekly. The women were brought on for Season 4 after former cast members Adrienne Maloof, Taylor Armstrong and Camille Grammer left.

"Decisions were made and Joyce and Carlton have been informed that they're not coming back," a source told the magazine.

A representative for Bravo was not immediately available for further comment.

Rumors that Giraud and Gebbia were getting the axe first surfaced on TMZ back in February. The website reported the ladies were on the chopping block because "they're just not exciting enough."

The former Miss Puerto Rico had reservations about joining the show from the get-go.

"I was slightly scared," Giraud told Nicole magazine this month. "Specifically at the beginning when I saw that editing is a huge factor but I always remained true to myself and I think at the end of the day regardless of the editing the audience can see the real you."
On Tuesday, TMZ reported "RHOBH" veteran Lisa Vanderpump has been considering quitting the show after a contentious season. Bravo honcho Andy Cohen allegedly dined at Vanderpump's new hotspot, Pump, with Lance Bass in an effort to convince her to stay.

Reports have circulated that "RHOBH" guest Shiva Safai and "Real Housewives of Miami" star Joanna Krupa may be joining the cast. 
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Alex McCord Recaps "Real Housewives of Orange County" and "New York"

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Kenya Moore Is Starting IVF Soon, Talks Potential Sperm Donor
Exciting news from Kenya Moore! Following the "Secrets Revealed" episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta on Sunday, May 11, Kenya sat down for a special one-on-one interview with Andy Cohen, where she discussed her fight with Porsha Williams and other topics. Among the happier notes, Kenya gave us an update on her baby-making status — a very appropriate subject to talk about on Mother's Day!

When Andy inquired Kenya about her plans, she revealed, "June 2nd, I have my first IVF session scheduled."

"That's my birthday!" Andy marveled, before asking her if she had chosen a donor.

"Yes, I have always known who I wanted to be the donor," Kenya smiled, later adding, "I wanted to make sure that that person and I wanted the same thing."

Kenya went on to confirm that the donor is someone she knows, but that she wasn't always 100 percent that it would work out, and so that's why she went to visit a sperm bank during Season 6.

"I went to a sperm bank because I wanted to explore all of my options. I didn't know if the person that I was dating would say yes. And so I wanted to know what are my options in case they say no," Kenya explained.

As for the donor's identity, it looks like we are going to have to wait to find out who the lucky guy is. All we know for now is that he may or may not be the African prince. When Andy wondered if her mystery man was behind her future baby, she teased, "Well, you'll find out. Maybe not. But it's happening and I'm nervous as hell."
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Bethenny Frankel Cries During Custody Battle For Daughter Bryn, Claims Jason Hoppy Called Her 'Garbage'
It was a rough day in court for Bethenny Frankel on Wednesday, May 28. The TV personality and mother of 4-year-old daughter Bryn took the stand for the first time in her custody case against ex Jason Hoppy

The pair are in the middle of a messy court battle after splitting in December 2012. Throughout her testimony, the talk show host, 43, struggled to hold back tears, breaking down and crying at several points as she relived her painful divorce proceedings. 

Frankel and Hoppy were forced to live under the same roof after Hoppy reportedly refused to leave their NYC pad, and the experience certainly wasn't a pleasant one for the former Real Housewives of New York star. 

"Jason said to me, 'Get ready, we are going to war. It's over. We're done," Frankel recalled. "He would leave the house in shambles. There would be dishes everywhere. He would pee and poop and leave it in the toilets. He would hold Bryn, and he would say, 'You're finished, you're done. I'm going to ruin you.'"

Frankel claimed Hoppy's taunting happened numerous times in front of her daughter, and that he often tried to get the little girl to turn against her.

Frankel claimed Hoppy's taunting happened numerous times in front of her daughter, and that he often tried to get the little girl to turn against her.

"He would say, 'Mommy should be Ursula the witch. She's a great witch.  You be the princess, I'll be the prince, Mommy will be the witch,'" the Skinnygirl cocktails creator said through tears. 

The couple married in March 2010, and their romance was chronicled on the reality series Bethenny Ever After. 
RELATED: Bethenny Frankel: Husband called me 'garbage'

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Phaedra Parks Speaks On Kenya Moore-Vivica A. Fox Feud
When it comes to Vivica A. Fox’s serious issues with Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore, she won’t find any opposition from Phaedra Parks. It’s no secret that there’s no love lost between Kenya and her co-star, but we were excited anyway when we heard that the undertaker/lawyer was weighing in on the new Vivica-Kenya beef from this week.

If you somehow missed this surprising feud, let us fill you in. Both the RHoA star and Kill Bill star are competing on Celebrity Apprentice this season, and rumor has it that Kenya stole Vivica’s phone to tweet some nasty stuff (while pretending to be her). Needless to say, Viv was not pleased and took to Twitter herself to call her out as a “lying trick.”

When Phaedra appeared on Dish Nation this week, the hosts made a point to bring up the drama between the women. Then, Ms. Parks brought up that this isn’t the first issue Kenya’s had on the Celebrity Apprentice set.

“Also, allegedly, Kenya’s had a blow with Keisha Knight Pulliam,” Phaedra relayed. Yep, Rudy from The Cosby Show! How could you have an issue with that adorable face?

The hosts also cleverly pointed out that this is “the blackest cast” the NBC competition has had in some time, particularly with three women of color. “The Love and Hip Hop Housewives of Apprentice!” one joked, as everyone cracked up.

As for those reports that Donald Trump referred to Kenya as “the most evil woman he’s ever met” during her firing, they had to ask what Phaedra thought on that one: “Do you think she’s evil, Phaedra?”
“Do chickens cluck?” Phaedra quipped back. Oh, PhaePhae. You are such a wordsmith. Don’t ever change. 
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Lynne Curtin Goes from 'Real Housewives' to Mom of a Suicide Girl and a Porn Star

If you were paying attention when Lynne Curtin was on 'RHOC' this bit of news should come as no surprise. Besides the serious lack of parental guidance in the home, every time they appeared on screen both her daughters proved to be extremely dumb, rude, abrasive and materialistic. Any wonder the end justifies the means:
Considering the children of some former cast members of the Real Housewives of Orange County wind up in jail, props to Seasons 4-5 star Lynne Curtin for having two working daughters. And like mom, they are finding fame in front of cameras, as one is a Suicide Girl pin-up and the other is a porn star.

Lynne Curtin proved to be a real piece of work on Real Housewives. She and her then-husband Frank's pending eviction was rolled into the plotline, and a judge later served both a bench warrant for failing to appear in court to answer questions relating to a $1.2 million judgment they were ordered to pay to a former business partner. 

As the couple's finances were crumbling, Lynne still managed to afford plastic surgery. After leaving the show, and while divorcing Frank, she claimed to be broke, having less than $100 to her name.
So perhaps that is what has spurred Raquel, Lynne's oldest daughter, and Alexa, the youngest, to show off their moneymakers.

You can see much more of Raquel the Suicide Girl--an adult lifestyle brand redefining beauty with "unique pin-up girls and active, smart online community"--via her Instagram account: @suttinsuicide_. 

To check out barely legal Alexa Curtin, who performs under the name Jayden Taylors, you're going to have to go into full NSFW mode over at @jaydentaylors. Having Sex with the In-Laws is among her porn titles and Coed Cherry and Nubiles are among the sites that host her but, honestly, just type "jayden taylors" into Mr. Google and you'll find she's on so many XXX websites you'll develop carpal tunnel from ... uh ... clicking Next Page.
RELATED:  Former Real Housewives Of Orange County star Lynne Curtin claims she's 'broke with only $100 to her name'

Ramona Singer Sends Husband Mario’s Mistress A Cease & Desist Letter
The Real Housewives of New York City star Ramona Singer has made it very clear she’s taking her husband Mario Singer back after he allegedly cheated on her with Kyle “Kasey” Dexter.

And now, Life & Style reports that Singer had her and Mario’s attorney send a cease and desist letter to his mistress — warning her to back off!

According to the report, the RHONYC wine maker , 57, had her and Mario’s attorney send Dexter, 32, a letter telling the personal trainer not to contact them “in any manner, fashion, or form… in person, telephonically, electronically, by mail or by any other means.”

Singer filed for divorce from Mario, 60, in January after his cheating allegations surfaced, but later had a change of heart and took him back, even though Dexter had allegedly penned a shocking letter to Ramona about her explosive affair with the reality TV hubby. In it, Dexter reportedly gave the housewife an ultimatum—either you leave Mario or I will!

Now Singer, who has a college-aged daughter with Mario, has apparently given Dexter her answer by unleashing the legal dogs!
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Aviva Drescher on Rumors of Her Leaving 'Real Housewives'

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Lisa Vanderpump On Brink of Quitting 'Real Housewives': Andy Cohen to the Rescue
Lisa Vanderpump has had it with "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" -- but executive producer Andy Cohen is fighting tooth and nail to keep her ... using Lance Bass as his secret weapon.

Sources close to production tell TMZ, Andy and Lance double teamed Lisa at her Beverly Hills restaurant PUMP over the weekend in a last ditch effort to get her to come back for the next season of RHOBH ... disguising their attack as a casual dinner date.

We're told Lisa -- who's already killing it on Bravo with her other show "Vanderpump Rules" -- has not re-upped her RHOBH contract and has told Andy she's fed up with the show ... specifically because she felt extremely bullied by the other women last season.
According to sources, Cohen is extremely nervous about losing Vanderpump -- a big player on RHOBH -- and spent most of their dinner trying to convince her to stay ... it's unclear if Lisa has changed her mind. We're told Andy used Lance because he knows Lisa and Lance are good friends.

We're told the other housewives have also not signed on for the next season yet -- but clearly Andy is already playing favorites.
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Dina Manzo Talks Friendship With Teresa Giudice
It's no secret that Dina Manzo and Teresa Giudice used to be really tight back in the day, but there did seem to be somewhat of a falling out there for a while… or so we thought. But, according to a recent interview that Dina did with BravoTV, she claims that her and Teresa were always friends, before, during, and after her time on the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

"It's great hanging out with Tre again," she says. "We never stopped being friends. We just drifted apart a little bit, so it's fun being with her again."

Some rumors circulated that things were amiss between Teresa and Dina, when Teresa was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice. Apparently, Dina was expecting Teresa to play for her charity, Project Ladybug, but Teresa picked a different recipient. Still, if we're to believe what Dina told the Dish about her and Tre always being friends, the Apprentice rumors were likely only rumors.

Dina makes her return to the Real Housewives of New Jersey on the upcoming Season 6, which premieres on Sunday, July 13. She definitely seems excited to be back on television, especially with all of the changes that have occurred in the past few years.

"I'm starting a new chapter of my life, it's like I'm 18-years-old again," Dina tells the Dish. "A lot has been going on in my life. It feels good to be back. But you'll have to watch the season to [see what's changed]. There's a lot."
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sheree Whitfield Hit With Massive Tax Lien
The scandals just keep piling up for The Real Housewives of Atlanta stars!

Former star Sheree Whitfield has been slapped with a massive tax lien for more than $100,000, has learned.

The federal government filed a tax lien against Whitfield on Dec 12, 2013, in which the IRS accuses her of failing to pay her taxes for the year 2011.

According to the lien, Whitfield failed to pay a total of $111,226.58 in income tax.

But this isn’t the first time Whitfield has been in hot water with Uncle Sam. She was reportedly slapped with another tax lien in early 2013 which accused her of owing a total of $41,752.83 for unpaid taxes for the years 2009 and 2010.

Last year, news also surfaced that Whitfield — whose conflict with her ex-husband, former Atlanta Falcons football player Bob Whitfield, was a storyline on RHOA – had been ordered by a judge to give her divorce lawyers $119,000 for an unpaid legal bill.

In addition, Whitfield allegedly had her issues with RHOA bosses. Radar reported she was fired from the Bravo show after season four in 2012 for being a diva.

However, in the wake of numerous RHOA feuds and scandals, it’s been rumored Whitfield might come back to the show for season seven!
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Sonja Morgan Talks Season 6 of 'RHONY', Helping Dogs & Dealing with Haters

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Gretchen Rossi Says She 'Feels Bad' For Heather Dubrow on RHOC This Season
Things haven’t been going great this season of The Real Housewives of Orange County for Heather Dubrow. She’s been accused of being condescending and controlling — and then there was “Chairgate,” aka the weirdest, drunkest game of musical chairs to ever grace our screens. (Obviously, we loved every second of it.) Finally, someone’s sticking up for poor Heather, though not the person you’d expect!

Gretchen Rossi offered her sympathies to Heather on Twitter this week, after a fan pointed out the similarities between the two women. “@HeatherDubrow is @GretchenRossi this season. Why does Tamra and Vicki have to be so mean [sic]. #RHOC #MeanGirls,” a Twitter user wrote. In response, Gretchen tweeted back, “I haven't seen it, but if so I feel bad for her.”

Gretchen had a rough final season with RHOC. After being deemed “too boring” by producers (Another feud with Tamra Barney? Yawn!), Gretchen got the boot, along with co-star Alexis Bellino. What we’re hoping for is a triumphant return — and a friendship with Heather. We can imagine the two ladies teaming up and taking the OC by storm! At the very least, Heather should look into grabbing a drink with Gretchen, who might be able to give her some advice, so long as Gretch doesn’t try to sit in the middle seat.
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Monday, May 26, 2014

Kenya Moore Debuts Mystery Man, Wants ‘To Be In Love’
For those of you who needed proof that Kenya Moore does, in fact, have a man and doesn’t spend her nights snuggled up next to Casper The Friendly Ghost, look no further. Over the holiday weekend, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star shared an intimate photo of herself with her beau and revealed to followers just how in love she is. 

“That moment when you think about closing your eyes or getting hot grits,” she captioned the photo.
“#tobeinlove #tobesafe #toletyourguarddown #toforgive #toloveunconditionally #topickyourbattles #tobeprotected #toletshitgo #tofightfair #tobecommitted Love is a choice, to trust is a choice. You choose your fate. You can’t let other people and the past dictate how you treat others. #timetoheal.”

She followed up with a photo of her shirtless beau browsing her website.

“LOL I’m his motivation #obsessed have a blessed day #behappy #stophating #myfamily note to all the haters: I’m unbothered find someone else to hate stalk,” she captioned the image.

The identity of Kenya’s newfound lover remains a mystery, but at least now folks can stop saying that he’s a figment of her imagination. And best of all, he appears to be an upgrade from Walter Jackson.
RELATED: Kenya Moore Refuses to Talk About Porsha Williams

Sunday, May 25, 2014

LuAnn de Lesseps Wants Kelly Bensimon Back On 'RHONY', Became Close To Carole Radziwill This Season

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Caroline Manzo, Kathy Wakile and Jacqueline Laurita Talk 'RHONJ' Departures
The official sneak peek of season six of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" was released on Wednesday, May 14, and it likely upset fans of Caroline Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile. That's because the trailer and press release confirmed that Caroline and Jacqueline have left the show while Kathy has been demoted to a recurring role rather than returning as a starring housewife. After the announcement, all three women spoke out about the new season and their new futures.

Caroline, who besides Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline had been the only cast member to be on the show since season one, confirmed that she quit the show. She tweeted that she decided to leave the show but that viewers can still see her on Bravo when her spin-off, "Manzo'd With Children," premieres in the fall.

Caroline's sister-in-law Jacqueline also confirmed that she left the show of her own accord. She tweeted that she wasn't fired but was "burnt out from drama that didn't interest [her]." She also wrote that she has a part-time role in a show that's more upbeat. She confirmed that the show that she'll be appearing in is Caroline's spin-off. Compared to the drama of the "Real Housewives" show, Jacqueline wrote that Caroline's show is "fun" and "hilarious."

While Kathy, as well as her sister Rosie Pierri, will still be seen in season six of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," she won't be a starring housewife, which means that she won't appear in the opening credits or have much of her own storyline. Like other women who have been friends of the housewives, she'll most likely appear in group functions and perhaps do a few talking head interviews. 

Kathy released a statement to E! News on her new role. She pretty much admitted that her contract as a starring housewife wasn't renewed but spun it in positive terms. She said that she has "now agreed to terms that give [her] the opportunity to film the show in a way which better suits [her] lifestyle." She said that her new role as a friend of the housewives has allowed her to get to know the new housewives, Amber Marchese, Nicole Mauriello and Teresa Aprea, while also giving her the time to focus on her expanding dessert empire. 
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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Joanna Krupa Admits She Wants To Join RHOBH: ‘I Only Have One Friend On RHOM!’
Joanna Krupa is finally admitting that she wants to join the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Rumors began swirling in January that the reality star wanted to leave the Miami cast for the gals in BH, and Krupa is now explaining why.

In a recent RHOM recap, the 35-year-old writes that she only has one friend on the show–Lea Black. “Besides her, I’m not friends with any of the other women. There’s just too much drama and things that can’t be unsaid or taken back,” the blonde bombshell writes.

The star then admits she’d “like to join the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” because I” have a few friends on the show and I’m bicoastal and spend time in Los Angeles and Miami. It definitely would make sense—and anything can happen in this crazy business.”
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LuAnn De Lesseps And Kandi Burruss on "Celebrities Undercover"

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Gigi Hadid Defends Mom Yolanda Foster: Nude Shoot Was My Choice

She picks a pretty dumb reason to be posing nude, but she's right: at 19 she's no longer under parental control and therefore can make whatever dumb choices she wants to make:
Model Gigi Hadid says it’s her choice to pose in the nude — not the choice of her mother, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Yolanda Foster.

“My mom understands because she was in fashion,” Hadid tells the Daily Summer, referring to a recent shoot that had her naked on a train. “A lot of media and blogs attacked her for it, which kind of pissed me off. I’m 19 years old. It’s me and my manager guiding my career, not my mom.”

Hadid doesn’t see nudity as an issue: “If you look at sculptures from hundreds of years ago, everyone’s naked. It’s not a bad thing.”
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Bethenny Frankel Vows Ex-Husband Jason Hoppy Won’t Take Her Daughter
Bethenny Frankel is not going to give her daughter up without a fight and has exclusively learned that she’s going to take the stand in an explosive court showdown to battle Jason Hoppy for custody of little Bryn Hoppy.

The former Real Housewives of New York City star has had one of the nastiest divorces in Hollywood and now the fight is coming to an end as the two have their day in front of a judge arguing over who should ultimately have custody of their 4-year-old child.

Frankel, 43, and Hoppy, 42, were in a Manhattan family courtroom on Thursday when a judge set a trial date for Wednesday, May 28 at 9 am a source confirmed to Radar.

And the Skinnygirl mogul is not shying away from the legal battle – the source told Radar that she is “taking the stand first thing Wednesday morning” in order to fight for the custody she wants of her child.

In a strange legal twist, the source told Radar the attorneys for the embattled couple did not file appropriate documents to keep the courtroom sealed and currently press will be allowed inside to observe the proceedings.

Hoppy had been hoping to settle with his estranged wife, but the source said Frankel is refusing to settle.

“Bethenny sat outside the courtroom and made notes on what looked like a script or a book draft,” an eyewitness told Radar.

“There were no tears or emotions.  Both Bethenny and Jason looked very somber.”
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"Celebrity Apprentice" Co-Star Vivica A. Fox Calls Out Kenya Moore For Being a “Lying Trick” Who Stole Her Phone
NeNe Leakes and the rest of the Real Housewives of Atlanta may put up with Kenya Moore’s shenanigans, but you better believe her Celebrity Apprentice co-star Vivica A. Fox won’t be. The former Miss USA is rumored to have stolen Vivica’s phone to tweet some nasty things earlier this week, and now the actress is taking her to task on social media!

As the story goes, Kenya jacked her competitor’s mobile device and, pretending to be her, wrote some things about her being menopausal and “not sexy.” Vivica apparently found out, brought it to Donald Trump’s attention, and Kenya was sent packing — but not before the Donald gave her an earful, even calling her “the most evil woman he’s ever met.” Yikes!

Now, Vivica’s breaking her silence on Twitter, making her feelings on the RHoA star very clear.
“Was trying to hold my tounge[sic] ya'll but I can't stand a lying trick! GAME ON TRICK,” Vivica tweeted. Accompanying the strongly-worded statement is a hilarious screenshot of the actress from the classic 2001 movie Two Can Play That Game, where she’s saying similar sentiments.

And in case there was any question as to who Vivica was talking about, she made a point to follow up with a blatant call out to the Atlanta Housewife.

“FYI!  My last tweet was in response to me making it clear that I do believe 100 percent that Kenya stole my phone! Trick Chick ; (,“ she explained. Dayum, girl!

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, don’t mess with someone who starred in Kill Bill — just think of all of that martial arts training! Can’t twirl your way out of this mess, my dear.
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Crazy Kelly Bensimon Talks Returning to RHoNY and Setting Up Carole Radziwill
Though Real Housewives cast members come and go, we never forget our favorites. Real Housewives of New York was hit hard a few years back when three of its heavy-hitters — Bethenny Frankel, Jill Zarin, and Kelly Bensimon — departed the show at once. Then recently, rumors began swirling that Jill and Bethenny might be coming back to the Bravo series — which Bethenny immediately shot down. But that got us thinking… what about Kelly?

Luckily, Wetpaint Entertainment was able to catch up exclusively with the original supermodel Housewife while she was promoting her new fragrance, In the Spirit Of, now available now at She spilled all on her surprising return to RHoNY this season, playing yenta to Carole Radziwill, and whether Dina Lohan would be a good addition to the New York cast.

Wetpaint Entertainment: What made you decide to get into the fragrance industry?
Kelly Bensimon: I’ve been fascinated by the world of fragrance for a long time — since I was a model and traveling to France. After being on Housewives and all of the amazing recognition that the brand gave me, I decided to explore things that I wanted to share with the world. I named my fragrance In the Spirit Of because what you get out of it and what I get out of it is different because everyone has their own DNA. I wanted something alluring and expensive smelling that wasn’t overpowering. 

You mentioned back in the fall that you’d be making a few appearances on this season of RHoNY. Can you tell us more?
LuAnn asked me to come on with her. She was like, ‘Will you walk in this fashion show for me and surprise all the ladies?’ And I obviously told her that I would. It was really fun. I got to meet Carole Radziwill, who’s incredibly smart, funny, and charming. She said she wanted to meet some guys to snuggle with, so I set her up on some dates.

Did she say how they went?
I don’t know! I didn’t ask her. I didn’t follow up. 

RHoNJ’s Dina Manzo is going to be first departed Housewife to return to the series. Would you ever consider following suit?
I loved being on the show and meeting these women and observing their lives. The only way that I would actually ever consider coming back is if I could actually show my real life and be able to celebrate who I am, versus being in a scene with women I don’t know. Forcing an undercurrent makes the viewer really unsettled. Just let the cameras roll, let the women go for it. Why do you stop filming? When we were in Morocco, all of the best things that happened were after the cameras finished. Me sitting in my underwear drinking wine with LuAnn and Sonja crying? I mean, that’s like TV gold. 

What are your thoughts on Lindsay Lohan telling Andy Cohen to put her mom, Dina Lohan, and Jill Zarin on RHoNY?
I’ve met Dina a couple of times with Jill. She seems really nice. I don’t know her well. I love Jill Zarin. I think she’s awesome spirited, and I think Dina could be fun. But I really think they need to showcase how awesome New York is.There are these amazing, type A personalities, and I think they need to tap into that. If they amp it up, then I’m coming on!
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Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker Talk Recent Marriage on "The View"

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Lisa Vanderpump Says There’s ‘No Way In Hell’ She’d Forgive Brandi Glanville Right Now
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump isn’t ready to forgive her friend-turned-foe Brandi Glanville.

The pair’s falling out was chronicled throughout the last season, as Glanville started a flurry of allegations about Vanderpump regarding deportation and bankruptcy.

“Brandi denies and denies her behavior — and all I can do is throw my arms up and walk away. It’s not worth the pettiness,” Vanderpump told Star magazine.

The British brunette is not hopeful about their friendship, even admitting she wouldn’t accept Glanville’s apology – at least not yet.

“If you’d asked me weeks ago, I would have said no way in hell; but that would be quite immature of me. [Forgiveness] would take a lot,” she said.

The restaurateur is still doing damage control after Glanville told their co-star Kyle Richards that Vanderpump had put copies of magazines containing articles about Richards’ husband Mauricio‘s alleged cheating into her suitcase, hoping that she would take them on the gang’s Palm Springs trip.

“I am definitely hurt by everything that happened — the names she’s called me, the things she’s said. It’s shocking,” Vanderpump added.
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Kristen Taekman Refuses Ramona Singer's Apology
Before we get into the real drama of tonight's episode of RHONY, can we take a moment to acknowledge the weirdness that was Heather Thomson meeting Kristen Taekman and her son at Central Park, and asking Kristen's son for a bite of his ice cream cone? I mean, having a few licks of your kid's cone is one thing, but a friend's kid? A friend's kid who you're not super close with? Kind of odd if you ask me. But whatever. Maybe it's a rich person thing.

Okay, the drams.

The girls decided to confront Ramona Singer after she left them in the Berkshires to go to Molly Sim's party in the Hamptons. At first, Ramona got super ramoshional, denying everything and freaking out, as she's wont to do. But, the ladies had the genius idea of boxing Ramona into the booth they were sitting in, so she couldn't pull her classic bolt-in-the-middle-of-a-confrontation move. After being forced to sit there and deal with the women, Ramona actually ... apologized. Was it disingenuous? A bit. But she did cop to feeling embarrassed about throwing a glass at Kristen, so that's a start.

Later on, Ramona and Kristen met for tea so Ramona could apologize for hurling things at her face on more than one occasion. The conversation started out positive with Ramona presenting Kristen with flowers and saying that she truly felt horrible about what she did. But Kristen, both understandably and irrationally, needed more. After hearing Ramona's apology, she repeatedly chided her for what she did. On the one hand, I get it. A pretty yellow bouquet isn't an automatic get out of jail free card. But on the other, this is Ramona we're talking about, Kristen. The woman doesn't apologize. Ever. So the fact that she was all but groveling was huge.

Instead of making up and agreeing to not like each other but get along for the sake of the group, the ladies began arguing. A lot. Kristen was relentless in insulting Ramona (and Ramona, of course, was condescending back), and we left off with things seeming worse than they were in the Berkshires. Maybe that's why Ramona never apologizes.

On thing is for sure, these ladies will continue to not get along throughout the rest of the season and it will make for pretty fantastic television. But not television as good as the dog funeral Sonja Morgan has in store for us all next week. That seems like it's one for the books.
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Teresa Giudice Still Spending Lavishly At Daughter Milania’s First Communion Party
Teresa Giudice celebrated her daughter Milania’s First Communion in true Jersey style – with an “over the top” party that an insider told exclusively was “a blowout affair,” for the legally challenged family.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star was one proud mama at her daughter’s Catholic ceremony, but our spy said the threat of their looming jail sentences seemed far from the minds of the reality stars.

“Teresa and Joe put on a great game face,” the source told Radar.

“You never would have known that they’re about to be sentenced for their felony charges.  And you really wouldn’t have known from the party.”

Sparing no expense for the daughter’s ceremony, the source said the party was just like any other Giudice affair.

“It was really over the top and it seems like Teresa got a lot of the stuff donated.  It was a blowout affair.

She and Joe are not used to watching their money and this showed that they haven’t learned anything.”

However, there was family harmony at the event, with Melissa and Joe Gorga and their three children attending the party.

“There was no drama between Melissa and Teresa. It’s all about putting family first right now,” another source told Radar about the former feuding family members.

Little Milania, dressed like a princess bride in a custom designed gown from Little Nicki’s, where her cousin Antonia Gorga is the “model” for their communion gowns, was the belle of the ball.

“Miliana looked beautiful and loved being the center of attention,” the source told Radar.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

LuAnn de Lesseps Reveals She's 'Open' To Returning Tp 'RHONY' Full-Time
After five seasons on "The Real Housewives of New York City" as a starring housewife, LuAnn de Lesseps decided to step back for season six, reducing her role to that of a "friend of the housewives." As it happens, the ratings for season six haven't been as high as the show's producers would like and certainly not as high as seasons past. Does LuAnn think that her reduced screen time has caused less people to tune in?

Hardly. In an interview with Radar Online, posted on Monday, May 19, LuAnn gave the reason for why she thinks the show's ratings have been lower this season. According to her, it doesn't have anything to do with the cast. Neither her reduced role nor the presence of Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson, who joined in season five, and new housewife Kristen Taekman are to blame. LuAnn said that it's simply because the show was off the air for so long so it took people longer to get back in the show.

As LuAnn points out, there was a big hiatus in between season five and season six. "Real Housewives" shows from other cities ended their previous seasons later that the New York City show but started their new seasons while the New York City show remained in the dark. "They kept their momentum going. We kind of lost our momentum for a moment," LuAnn said. She pointed out that as the season has gone on, the ratings have increased. She's optimistic that it'll continue to climb.

LuAnn also revealed that viewers may very well see her holding an apple again on the opening credits of "The Real Housewives of New York City." She said that she's "open" to making a full-time return to the show. Since she said that she scaled back her role on the show because she wanted to concentrate on other business opportunities, including launching her new clothing line, perhaps she will indeed come back once things settle down a bit?

Two women who will certainly be happy to see LuAnn de Lesseps return, especially if she replaces Aviva Drescher, are Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson. The two recently tweeted that they would love to see LuAnn make a comeback and for Aviva to be permanently gone.
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Porsha Williams Says 'RHOA' Can Survive Without NeNe Leakes
Porsha Williams is revealing why her fellow "Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member NeNe Leakes may have issues with the popular Bravo TV show.

Williams, 32, recently appeared on "The Rickey Smiley Show" where she was questioned about a cryptic tweet written by Leakes, 46, that could be hinting at her leaving their reality television series. Williams explained why Leakes may have issues with the popular show.

"She has a problem with where the whole show is going. Last season was really dark," Williams said on the radio show. "She said that she feels like it's changed."

While Williams said she believed Leakes' departure would be a mutual decision and not a situation where she would be fired, the former admitted that the latter was a diva.

"She's a diva. I think she deserves that," she said on the radio show. "She's been on the show since the very beginning. She has a true fan base."

Still, Williams believes "Real Housewives of Atlanta" can survive without Leakes.

"She would definitely be missed, but would the show go on," Williams responded to prompts on the radio show. "I think it would just because it's an ensemble cast."
Leakes has been hinting about her issues with the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" after the close of the recent sixth season.
"There is a part of me that is tired. There's a part of me that doesn't want to sit on a panel and belittle each other all day long," she told Atlanta radio station V-103 recently.
"I mean that's very draining. We shoot this show for over eight months."
Despite Leakes' current issues with her co-stars Kenya Moore and former friend Cynthia Bailey, she insists it is not easy being negative on the series.
"I feel like at the end of the day, all of us women have accomplished something to even be on this show," she said. "So to just sit there and be so negative towards each other is … I have to say that a part of it wears me out."
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Aviva Drescher To Be Axed From ‘The Real Housewives Of New York’???
It's no big surprise that there's drama behind the scenes of "The Real Housewives of New York." It's what they're supposed to do, after all...right? But it looks like this time one of the housewives may have gone too far.

Rumors are flying that Aviva Drescher may be getting the boot from the show.

RadarOnline has reported that the housewife was put on a three-episode hiatus from the Bravo reality show.

While Drescher maintains that the hiatus is "not newsworthy," producers will be cutting her from more episodes and are contemplating firing her from the show at the end of the season.

One source told Radar, "Because she refused to go on two separate trips with the rest of the women the producers are fuming at her and they're taking her out of the show as punishment."

Drescher has denied being fired from RHONY, but has been missing from episodes 9,10 and 11. She was also cut out of this season's opening credits this season after she refused to go on a group trip to the Berkshires.

A source reported "Aviva also refused to go to Montana with the women, so she won't be in those upcoming episodes either.... No one would want her to risk her health or anything if that's the reason she claimed was why she didn't go, but the producers are fed up with her now."

"Her storyline about Bookgate was dumb and then not being part of the rest of the show is making her more difficult so the producers are seriously considering firing her at the end of the season."

Drescher has been part of the "Real Housewives" cast since it's fifth season.
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Monday, May 19, 2014

Dina Manzo Claims She Was Asked Back to 'RHONJ' Every Year; Came in Last-Minute

Narcissism, anyone?:
Get ready to see a new New Jersey. Bravo's Real Housewives of New Jersey returns with new episodes in July, complete with four new castmembers. Well, three new castmembers and one returning one. So what brought Dina Manzo back to the fold?

"Well, I'm asked back pretty much every year to be honest with you. It never felt right," Dina told E! News at the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfronts. "This year, it kind of felt right between the changes going on in my life, and Teresa and I have organically gotten closer this past summer because of what she's going through…We became close friends again, hanging out, and it organically just happened. And they asked me last-minute. I came in last-minute."

Dina is of course referring to Teresa Giudice's legal woes. She and her husband Joe Giudice are facing federal fraud charges and could get prison time. Dina joins returning castmembers Teresa and Melissa Gorga, and new faces Amber MarcheseNicole Mauriello and Teresa Aprea. Expect the drama to come from these new ladies and not between Melissa and her sister-in-law.

"Obviously with what my sister-in-law is going through, I think the drama is irrelevant at this point and it's nonsense. When push comes to shove, we're family and I'm here to back her up, so is her brother," Melissa said. "I think where you're going to get drama is with these new girls that are coming in."

"I keep saying they're swinging from the chandeliers and we're trying to catch up with them," Dina added. "They're a lot to handle, but they're a lot of fun. They're great TV. Their one-liners are amazing and they don't even realize how funny they are. They're those kind of girls."

If the Real Housewives of New Jersey season-six trailer is any indication, along with the conflict there will be some lighthearted moments. "I feel like it was a fun season," Melissa said.

One thing we definitely won't see: Danielle Staub. Rumors swirled that the former RHONJ cast member would be making a comeback. "She is not on season six, I can assure you that."
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LuAnn de Lesseps Talks New Clothing Line For Women
LuAnn de Lesseps can now add another hyphenate to her title. The model-nurse-TV personality is going into fashion with her own clothing collection.

Lesseps first hit it big six years ago when she landed a role on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City.” Then came a book on manners, “Class with the Countess: How to Live with Elegance and Flair,” as well as two hit songs: “Chic, C’est La Vie” and “Money Can’t Buy You Class.”

With her debut collection, the East Coast native, better known as “Countess LuAnn,” combines her love for travel, entertaining and a vibrant lifestyle with elegant yet affordable styles.

The NYC-made Countess Luann Collection debuts on Shop HQ Saturday at 1 p.m. Before the launch, the Countess talks summer styles and gives us tips on how to be well dressed for this upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

Q: Who’s your favorite dress designer?
A: My favorite dress designer is Michael Kors. I also just bought a great dress from [Roberto] Cavalli. I wore it to the opening of Tavern on the Green [on May 12].

Q: Why did you go into fashion?
A: I wanted to launch a sportswear collection: three dresses, three pairs of pants, three blouses and a cropped jacket. The on-trend collection of figure-flattering and easy-to-mix-and-match styles features a signature swirl pleated jersey dress with a hint of stretch in my favorite vivid pastels and prints, jewel-toned cut-out and animal print sheaths, the perfect cropped jacket, lace pants, a classic stretch ponte slim leg black pant and beautiful printed sheer tops.

Q: What’s unique about this line?
A: I created a line women shouldn’t live without. These items can stand alone or be mixed into an existing wardrobe. With this collection you know you are dressed right for the occasion. And most are priced under $100.

Q: Who’s your female icon?
A: Sophia Loren. She’s sophisticated, elegant and a great beauty. I also admire Diane von Fürstenberg and what she’s done to inspire and empower women while looking great.

Q: Why are manners so important to you?
A: Without good manners what do you have? Money can’t buy it. When you strip someone down to the bare roots and take away all their worldly things, all they have is how they behave towards other people.

Q: Is reality TV good for branding?
A: It can be. It’s given me an amazing platform to highlight what I care about — philanthropy, manners, good style and music.

Q: What did you want to accomplish with your own clothing line?
A: Women are busy, and it’s work to put yourself together. With my collection, I want to take the stress out of dressing.

Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Classic with an edge.

Q: What are your essentials for a fun Memorial Day weekend?
A: Eres bathing suit, bottle of wine form Gabriella wines (Teres Rosé from the South of France that I love) Eric Javits handbag, compact and Rose Quartz lipstick from Chanel, Jo Malone Grapefruit fragrance and glasses from Cohen’s Fashion Optical.

Q: What’s the best advice anyone ever gave you?
A: It’s better to overdress than underdress.
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Brandi Glanville Blames Being Homeless on Ex-Boyfriend Jonathan Ruiz: "Don't Date Your Real Estate Agent"
Brandi Glanville wouldn’t be the same Brandi Glanville we know, love, fear, and shake our heads at if she stopped throwing shade at people online. No worries there. 

We know the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star (and upcoming Celebrity Apprentice feuder) has been having real estate drama, since she tweeted about moving out on April 30, with no idea of where she was moving next. 

Apparently the situation has not improved, since she tweeted on May 15, “@TheAgencyRE -Word to the wise- if you dont want to be homeless maybe don't date your real estate agent! #thisiscrazy.”

Of course, that word to the wise was tweeted to The Agency, which is owned by Kyle Richards' husband Mauricio Umansky. That’s also where Brandi’s real estate agent ex-boyfriend Jonathan Ruiz works. Brandi actually met Jonathan through Mauricio, and now she’s dragged the Househusband’s company into her own on-and-off romance drama.

RHOBH viewers saw Brandi find a place with Jonathan last season, but she had to start her house hunt all over again in December 2013. She was renting her home and the people who owned it wanted to sell, even though she had only been there nine months. Then she updated at the end of April about moving with nowhere to go. 

It sounds like a tough situation to be in but, as usual, fans had a lot to say about Brandi’s drama and her decision to tweet about it (again).

One commenter, who also tagged Kyle Richards, wrote, "you ARE YOUR CHOICES. BG exceeds In making the WRONG ONES." Another wrote, "a word to the wise- don't include your ‘BFF's husband's company in a negative tweet. Smh. @KyleRichards18." Another, adding Mauricio's personal handle, wrote, "She's throwing shade at JR, nothing against @MauricioUmansky firm. She needs to get out of an exclusive IMO."

Here are more: "how about buy your own house and not depend on men to keep you and your children in a home. #nytimesbestseller," "u just moved, I'm confused. did an offer fall thru? is ur agent not on top of things? find a different agent,” “good advice. What would your real estate agent have to do with her being homeless?Not his fault,” and "oh no so sorry! @MauricioUmansky can't step up and help?"

How excited must Kyle and Mauricio be to see their names repeatedly brought into the conversation? But they must be used to it by now. And whatever else you want to say about Brandi, you can’t say she’s boring. She keeps her followers occupied, that’s for sure. Maybe her next book should be called Drinking & Moving.
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Sunday, May 18, 2014

New 'RHONJ' Castmate Amber Marchese Is A Breast Cancer Survivor
Amber Marchese, a breast cancer survivor, has joined the cast of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” for the sixth season. Marchese juggle marriage, motherhood and her fitness brand, Vici Fitness.

Marchese is shown in the official trailer of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” which was released yesterday, May 14, telling old friend Melissa Gorga about her cancer. Melissa Gorga appears to have no idea that Amber has undergone a double mastectomy as well as 18 months of chemotherapy.

Amber Marchese, who has a Masters in Bio-Behavioral Studies and Exercise Physiology from Columbia University, was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 31, when her children, Corbin and Isabella were both under three years old. Her passion for health and fitness drove her to develop Vici Fitness. In Italian vici means “to conquer” and that is just what Amber has done and will continue to do.

In addition to her fitness brand, Amber Marchese is a philanthropist and actress. She has appeared in several commercials and also was involved in taping an episode for The Food Network, according to her Bravo TV bio. Marchese plans to pursue an acting career in addition to her many other activities.

Amber and her husband James reside in Colts Neck, described as a breathtaking equestrian town in New Jersey. The couple has the typical fiery, solid and loving Italian marriage. Fans may find that Amber and James give Melissa and Joe Gorga a run for their money in the sexy marriage department.

In her Bravo bio Amber Marchese describes herself as intensely passionate, but also downright silly. Her hard fought battle with breast cancer has instilled in her the drive to never surrender and to be a better person. As she tries to be an inspiration, she often finds herself involved in conflicts with others, especially Melissa Gorga.

Fans will meet Amber Marchese when season six of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” premieres at 10 p.m. Sunday, July 13 on Bravo. Fans will also meet the other two new “RHONJ”, Nicole Mauriello and Teresa Aprea, identical twin sisters whose lives could not be more different.
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Tamra Barney Slammed by Creepy Slade Smiley as a ‘Trashy, Lying, Cheating Adulterer’
Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley aren’t even on The Real Housewives of Orange County any more, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t stirring up drama with the other housewives! After Tamra Barney was accused of neglecting her children in her bitter custody battle with ex-husband Simon Barney, Rossi and Smiley were quick to weigh in, reigniting their long-simmering feud. Barney fought back, and now Smiley is standing up for himself and his fiancée, telling exclusively that Barney’s comments have been “disgusting,” and he predicts that she will eventually be fired from the hit Bravo show!

“I don’t know what her problem is,” Rossi’s fiancé told Radar about Baney’s since-deleted Tweet calling Smiley a “f**cker” and a “deadbeat  with a sick son.”

“She sucks off people.  I’d like to see her accomplish something in her life,” he said. “I am disgusted she would make an accusation about me as a father.”

Smiley insisted Barney has no clue about his relationship with his son, who has been diagnosed with cancer, and how he has been financially supporting him.

“Tamra has no knowledge of what is going on in my life!” he said. “She doesn’t know my son and she doesn’t know what I do for him.  When I was on Housewives I had them pay my son’s foundation directly. 

If, say, I got a $20,000 check for a reunion show, it would go straight to the foundation, not to me.”

In addition, Smiley was adamant that he and Rossi do not sell stories about their former castmates, and slammed Barney’s efforts to exploit his child’s illness.

“All Tamra was trying to do was to get my ex on the show,” he claimed.

As for Barney’s custody battle, and his comments on it, Smiley said, “I don’t know why we’ve been brought into everything. Simon is not the one claiming she is neglecting her children. Doctors and therapists are submitting claims of child neglect. They’re the ones saying that she verbally abused her kids and they don’t want to stay with her. These are professional people saying this.”

Recalling his own experiences with Barney, he said, “I have never seen Tamra with her kids. I am not surprised because I bet they are having the same experience that … I had. Tamra is more interested in fame than being a parent. I’ve been to plenty of events that were not filmed and she was never with her kids.”

Ultimately, Smiley said he predicts that Barney will eventually be dumped from Bravo’s original Housewives franchise.

“Tamra WILL be fired in the future,” he told Radar. “She is a trashy, lying, cheating adulterer that will be leaving.”
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