Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ramona Singer Cries Over Her Divorce in 100th Episode of 'Real Housewives of New York'

On Tuesday, Bravo will air the 100th episode of The Real Housewives of New York. And in honor of this milestone, emotions seem to be 100 times heightened.

In PEOPLE's exclusive sneak peek, Ramona Singer pours her heart out to Bethenny Frankel about the demise of her marriage to Mario. As Singer details in her new book, Life on the Ramona Coaster, Mario's infidelity ended their union after 22 happy years together.

"He's part of me. It may not be good for me, but he really is part of me," Singer confides to Frankel after the other women have gone to bed. "I wish I knew how to fix him. I can't fix him, and I want to fix him so badly."

Frankel comforts her friend, and the two weep openly as they embrace. "I feel what she's going through," Frankel says. "It's like she lost a body part. She's not herself without him, and I totally get it."
The vibe among the Housewives is not nearly as loving elsewhere in the episode, which is the second installment of a four-part documentation of the ladies' trip to Turks and Caicos. Other story lines include Singer's tense confrontation with Sonja Morgan over Morgan's suspected alcoholism and Dorinda Medley's spat with Heather Thomson at dinner.
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NeNe Leakes Is Leaving Real Housewives of Atlanta: 'I Feel Like a Weight Has Been Lifted'

You're going to need a glass of wine for this one. After nearly eight drama-filled years on Bravo's hit Real Housewives of Atlanta, fast-talking fan favorite NeNe Leakes is calling it quits, she tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Leakes, 47, – arguably the network's biggest star, who's been with the show since its inception – will not be returning for season 8. She says there comes a time when enough is enough.

"This was definitely a hard decision for me," Leakes tells PEOPLE. "Me and my husband [Gregg Leakes] have been going back and forth on it for weeks now. But my contract is up and I just think this is the right time. This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things."

The announcement comes with the news that Leakes will soon be focusing on totally new projects

"I'm actually going to be doing a new primetime television show with a big legend," Leakes teases of the series she begins filming this week. "All of my fans will get to see me be really happy, witty and funny and tell all of those one liners that I always have said on Housewives."

It's a positive new direction that the mother of two is more than happy to take.

"I feel a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders," says Leakes, who throughout the years was the center of many arguments and altercations on the show.  
Wow! This comes as a shock. For the most part I've always been a huge NeNe fan so it's kind of sad to see her go. To be fair tho, NeNe did pretty much run out of friends on 'RHOA' and tho I haven't followed any of her acting gigs, she's obviously serious about it, so you can only wish her well. Not only will NeNe be missed, but 'RHOA' will never be the same without her.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Kathy Wakile May Return To ‘RHONJ’ As A Starring Housewife

Will Season 7 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey once again show Kathy Wakile in the opening credits? In an interview with OK! Magazine at its So Sexy Party, posted on Thursday, Kathy, who was a recurring housewife on Season 6, said that her returning to the show as a starring housewife may be a possibility.
“You’ll have to watch and see but there’s been a lot of talk.”
It’s not clear what Kathy meant by “talk.” Does she mean there are a lot of the show’s viewers asking for her return, or does she mean that she and the show’s producers are actually in negotiation for the next season?

Even if Kathy doesn’t return for Season 7, she still has plenty to keep her busy. Besides continuing to build her new home, she’s promoting her dessert cookbook and working on her next cookbook. Kathy still keeps in touch with some of the show’s other cast members. She went to OK! Magazine’s So Sexy party on Wednesday night with Jacqueline Laurita. The night prior, both Kathy and Jacqueline went to The Real Housewives of Miami‘s Lea Black’s book signing event in New Jersey.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, in March, 2015, executive producer Andy Cohen said that they have yet to officially cast anyone for the new season. He also said that he’s keeping tabs on Kathy Wakile’s cousin, the currently incarcerated Teresa Giudice, who has starred on the show since Season 1, via Dina Manzo. A few weeks later, Andy confirmed that they’re casting for the new season, but that it may take a while to finalize.
“I’m still having signings with my book Indulge. I’m having so much fun meeting everybody and talking about their favorite desserts. And I’m working on my next book!”
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YAWN!!! Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley Cancel Their Wedding

Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley skipped their own nuptials!

“We had our wedding on May 23, but we didn’t show up!” Rossi admits in a new interview with OKMagazine.com.

The reason? “Unfortunately, fairly quickly, we found out that a lot of family members already planned trips for Memorial Day weekend so we were unable to have it [then], she reveals.”

Now that the big day has come and gone, Rossi, 36, and 41-year-old Smiley aren’t in any hurry to march down the aisle.

“At this point, Slade and I haven’t rescheduled the date,” explains Rossi, noting that they have both been “so busy” with their careers and with work.

But their relationship is still on track, despite the holdup.

“It’s just not the first thing on our schedule right now,” adds Rossi of their wedding, “but we’ll eventually get married!”
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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lisa Rinna: Throwing a Glass at Kim Richards 'Was Probably the Biggest Moment of My Life'

If anyone is equipped to handle the drama that comes along with joining a reality TV show, it's Lisa Rinna.

Best known for her roles as Billie Reed on Days of Our Lives and Taylor McBride on Melrose Place, Rinna, 51, spoke to PEOPLE at the Barefoot Wine Bear Garten Pride Celebration in New York City on Thursday about her first season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – and yes, she talked about that whole glass-throwing incident.

"[The drama of RHOBH] surprised me," she told PEOPLE. "I don't think anything can prepare you for what ends up happening."

Rinna's most memorable moment from the show occurred when she went head-to-head with fellow cast mate Kim Richards during a dinner in Amsterdam. When Richards threatened to reveal a secret about Rinna's husband, Harry Hamlin, the night quickly went from cocktails and laughter to broken glass and tears.

Even she was shocked by her actions that night. "I'd say breaking the glass was probably the biggest moment of my life," she told PEOPLE.  

"I would have never thought that would happen in a million years. I didn't even know I had that in me," she added.

Rinna's last words on the issue echoed what she told Richards during the altercation: "You just don't go after my cubs and my family," she told PEOPLE. 

However, now that her first season has wrapped, the actress and reality star has "learned a tremendous amount about other people and about myself. I tried to go in saying, you know, 'I'm not going to react. I'm just not going to react,' and then you end up reacting. It's been really interesting."

Rinna was a fan of RHOBH "for years. I've watched all the franchises," she explained. "It's not like I don't know what I'm doing, but you get in there and you have no idea."

Sources told PEOPLE that Richards is not returning. Bravo has yet to officially announce that Rinna will be joining RHOBH's sixth season, but she took to Twitter earlier this week to coyly confirm she'll return for one more year of glass-throwing: "I've always liked the number 6." 
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Yolanda Foster's Lyme Disease Battle: "She Will Get Through It," Says Husband David Foster

Yolanda Foster keeps on fighting.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has been battling Lyme disease for three years.

"She's doing fair. She's just trying to work through it," her husband, music master David Foster, told me last night at the premiere of Amy, the new documentary about Amy Winehouse (in theaters July 3). "You know, it's been a tough battle, but she's a fighter.

"She's got big balls," he continued. "They're temporarily cut off, but they'll be back."

In January, Yolanda detailed her journey on her blog.

"Most of you know I have been battling Lyme disease for the past three years," wrote Yolanda, whose daughters are models Gigi and Bella Hadid. "I wasted the first year trying to get diagnosed and spent the next two trying to find a cure. I have gone from the conventional long-term antibiotics to about every holistic protocol there is to offer," she shared in her latest blog. "Unfortunately, I was only able to get to about a 60% recovery until I relapsed in early December and have not been able to find my way back."

She continued, "I have lost the ability to read, write, or even watch TV, because I can't process information or any stimulation for that matter. It feels like someone came in and confiscated my brain and tied my hands behind my back to just watch and see life go by without me participating in it."

Just yesterday, she posted a thank you to her fans on Instagram.

"Thanks a Million for riding the wave with me," she wrote. "Uncovering the mystery of chronic disease has been the greatest challenge Of my life. Your kindness and compassion during this journey has been a great source of support. I appreciate all your kind comments and check most your medical suggestions that resonate with me. As you know I am determined to find a cure affordable for all and hopefully life will grant me the opportunity to turn this test into testimony. Lyme disease is a global epidemic growing in the shadows so please be aware and educate yourself #OneMollionThankYou's #OneDayAtATime."
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Friday, June 26, 2015

Teresa Giudice Tweets From Behind Bars Again, Admits She’s Having A ‘Difficult Time’

Teresa Giudice is tweeting from jail again!

In the midst of her 15-month sentence, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star took a moment to thank her fans for their support during her ongoing struggles.

As Radar previously reported, Teresa’s outside communications are extremely restricted in relation to people who are not close family members.

Giudice likely used a representative to tweet:

“Thank you for your outpouring of support and for standing by me through this most difficult time. Love love love you all!”

But the tough Jersey gal won’t let jail-time get her down! The reality star has even been spotted sunbathing on prison grounds, showing off her hot bod to fellow inmates.

Meanwhile, hubby Joe Giudice has signed on to film an hour-long Bravo TV special on life without Teresa, after months of negotiating with the network. The slot is said to earn him $150,000 towards the $400,000 the Giudices owe the government!
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LuAnn de Lesseps Debuts New Single "Girl Code", Gets Called a 'Dumb Hypocrite' by Carole Radziwill

The gloves are off in the battle between “Real Housewives” Carole Radziwill and LuAnn de Lesseps.

After LuAnn created a new summer song called “Girl Code (Don’t Be So Uncool),” Carole told Page Six she’s recording a tune, “Ya Dumb Hypocrite.” Ouch!

Lesseps is about to release her “Girl Code” tune — but other “Housewives of New York” are sniping that she’s the one who broke all sorts of codes on their recent trip to Turks and Caicos.

Before the vacation from hell — which sources said will take up the final four episodes of the Bravo series — even began, LuAnn took exception to Carole’s dating 30-year-old Adam Kenworthy, LuAnn’s chef and an ex of her niece.

But sources tell us that during the Turks and Caicos trip, “LuAnn hypocritically slept with the 21-year-old son” of an island staffer, and the two “went skinny-dipping in the ocean.”

The source also alleged, “She also hooked up with another guy named David.”

But a friend of de Lesseps’ insisted: “David was part of a group that LuAnn and Ramona [Singer] brought back to the house for drinks. It’s not true about the [21-year-old] at all.”

LuAnn’s song — with the chorus, “Don’t be so uncool/you broke the girl code/cause all that glitters ain’t gold/I gotta let you go” — was inspired by the Turks and Caicos blowup.

When we contacted Radziwill for comment about any beef with LuAnn, she quipped that she’s recording “Ya Dumb Hypocrite.”

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Claudia Jordan Injured in Six-Car Pileup

Claudia Jordan got caught smack in the middle of a massive pileup Wednesday in Atlanta ... TMZ has learned. 

According to our sources, Jordan was driving on Interstate 20 when 2 cars in front of her wrecked -- she hit the brakes ... and then got rear-ended by 2 cars behind her. When the dominoes stopped ... a total of 6 cars were involved. 

Our sources say Jordan was able to drive herself to the hospital ... and doctors say she escaped with a bad case of whiplash. 

Not a great week for Claudia -- she just got word she was booted from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."

Desperate Brandi Glanville Tries To Save Face After 'RHOBH' Firing

Brandi Glanville says she's willing to give 'Real Housewives' a second chance -- if the show wants to give her one, which is cute ... since producers already cut her, but sounds like she's still available.

Glanville went on her podcast and announced the news TMZ already broke last week -- that she's leaving 'RHOBH,' but she made it seem like it was her decision, not the show's.

As we also told you, Bravo was open to having her as an occasional guest next season. Check out the clip -- Brandi's either totally up for that, or telling her old bosses ... thanks, but no thanks. It's hard to tell ... especially since she offered a cryptic hint about what else she might do for money. 

We'll miss you, Brandi ... and your nipple, too.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Nene Leakes’ Son Bryson Was Arrested Again...This Time For Connection To Check Forgery

AJC's Radio & TV Talk:
NeNe Leakes’ oldest son Bryson Bryant was arrested last week in Douglas, GA in connection with a check forgery case.

Bryant, 25 of Duluth, was not charged with check forgery. He had a fake check written to him, but he hadn’t cashed it yet so he couldn’t be charged for that, according to Coffee County investigator Robert Sprinkle

Bryant was arrested only because he provided the cops with a false name, a misdemeanor.

On Tuesday, June 16, investigators made two arrests involving fraudulent payroll checked passed throughout the state, with more than $35,000 tracked. The Douglas Police Department saw an individual at a local McDonald’s with a laptop and printer making fraudulent Taco Bell payroll checks. That man, Inginac Walter Theodore of Athens was arrested on five felony counts for printing fraudulent checks.

The police said Bryant was in the vehicle and lied about who he was. Bryant’s ID was found with Theodore.
Bryant was arrested and released on bond. Theodore remains at the Coffee County jail, Sprinkle said.
According to booking information, Bryant is married and works at Five Guys.  RadarOnline said Bryant has a couple of children with Ashley Hill.

He has been charged with various minor infractions in his adult life. He was arrested in 2010 in Gwinnett County for a small pot possession charge. 

In 2011, he was arrested for shoplifting two Mach 3 razors at a Wal-Mart.

The rest of this comes from Radaronline:

In 2013, he was arrested for DUI after a car accident, then for reckless driving later in the year in Johns Creek.

While on probation, Bryant failed to report to his probation officer multiple times, tested for cocaine and skipped mandatory DUI school. As a result, Radaronline said he spent three months last fall in prison. He was also ordered into rehab earlier this year.
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Taylor Armstrong: 'I Didn't Get To Be Myself' on "Real Housewives"

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Phaedra Parks Didn't Bring Sons To See Imprisoned Dad Apollo Nida On Father's Day

Apollo Nida had an extra sad Father’s Day, locked up in his federal prison cell ... without a single family visitor. 

Apollo’s estranged wife, Phaedra Parks didn't bring their two sons to visit him in prison on Sunday.

Sources tell TMZ ... psychologists told her it wouldn't be good for 5-year-old Ayden and 1-year-old Dylan to see dad locked up -- especially because they're so young. 

The boys still showed Apollo some love, sending cards and photos of what they’ve been doing.

As we've reported, Apollo is serving an 8 year prison sentence for stolen checks and money laundering.
We’re told Phaedra hasn’t visited him once -- however, she does transfer funds to his prison books so he can make purchases while in the slammer. 

Just a guess, but he'd probably choose seeing his kids over a fresh pack of cigs.  

Heather Dubrow Accused of 'Abuse' After Taking 8-Year-Old Daughter To Get Legs Waxed — ‘You Could Hear The Poor Girl Screaming!’

Bravo beauty Heather Dubrow raised eyebrows recently after subjecting her 8-year-old daughter Max to a painful beauty procedure: Getting her legs waxed.

“You could hear the poor kid screaming all through the salon,” a witness at the Los Angeles salon the procedure was performed at told Star, adding their opinion of the wealthy reality TV beauty’s parenting decision.

“Even if her daughter was asking to get waxed, a good mom would realize that is way too young,” the witness said, sarcastically adding, “What’s next, Botox?”
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Monday, June 22, 2015

Bethenny Frankel Calls 'Real Housewives of New York; Castmates Spoiled, Thinks God Is Punishing Them

Bethenny Frankel ripped cast mates Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan as "being spoiled" while they all vacation in the Turks & Caicos during an upcoming episode of their "Real Housewives of New York" reality TV show.

Radar reported Frankel said, "God punished you guys for being spoiled," as Morgan complains about there being no bath tub in the "luxurious vacation homes" where they are residing. Frankel later adds of Morgan's reaction and behavior, "She's like a four year old. Ramona is like Benjamin Button. She's going in the wrong direction."

The 43-year-old Frankel returned to the Bravo-aired show this season after a brief hiatus and since her return has been as outspoken and controversial as ever. During yet another recent episode, she hinted about a past "lesbian phase" in her life and added she "might still be in it."

Certainly, Frankel has had her share of problems with men. She and soon-to-be ex-husband Jason Hoppy are still in the midst of a bitter split where she has already been ordered to pay him monthly alimony and cover all of his legal fees.

The two are also embroiled in an ongoing custody battle over their 5-year-old daughter. Frankel recently broke down in tears during one court appearance where she labeled Hoppy "white trash" and "disgusting."

A pharmaceutical salesman, Hoppy earns only a fraction of Frankel's estimated $5 million per year in salary. With that in mind, Manhattan Supreme Court judge Ellen Gesmer also recently ordered her to pay Hoppy $3,000 a month in child support and to continue paying the mortgage on the 3,400-square-foot, $11,000 per month Tribeca apartment the two once shared and where Hoppy still resides.
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Report: Bravo Possibly Bringing Back Real Housewives of DC, But as RHOA 2.0 with African-American Cast

The Real Housewives phenomenon has come a long way since its premiere ten years ago with Real Housewives of Orange County.

Following the success of the OC, we saw how affluent women live in New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Miami and Beverly Hills.

The franchise has even been picked up internationally in such locations as Canada, England, Greece, Israel, Ireland, Australia and supposedly later this year Johannesburg, South Africa will premiere their first season of the successful franchise.

Real Housewives of D.C. aired in 2010 with pretty solid ratings but was not renewed for a season two because of the alleged legal issues with the U.S. government that followed when housewife Michaele Salahi and ex husband Tareq Salahi made national news when they crashed a White House dinner.
Fast forward to 2015.
Leftfield Entertainment has been trying to get a reality show in the DMV area for quite some time now. DMV is local term that refers to DC, Maryland and Virginia metro area. Leftfield Entertainment owns Sirens Entertainment which is the production company for Real Housewives of New Jersey.

According to The Washington Post, Leftfield Entertainment is searching for “uber-fabulous” and “queen bee” type women in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Prince George’s County is the number one wealthiest county in the world for African-Americans.

Bossip, an African-American entertainment website recently reported sources close to the website told them that a Real Housewives show was being filmed in the D.C. area, mainly in Maryland, for the last couple months. This show will feature an all African-American cast.

Some of the women who are rumoured to be on the show are Katie Rost, Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon.

Katie Rost is a model and TV personality. Rost also dated Russell Simmons at one point as well.
Gizelle Bryant is another woman rumoured to be on the show. Bryant is a successful business woman who owns a woman’s shape wear company.  Move over Heather Thomson.
Robyn Dixon is a publicist who is married to former Washington Wizards player Juan Dixon. The couple divorced and then remarried and are raising their kids together. Juan is currently basketball coach at University of Maryland.
RELATED: Bravo officially pulls plug on ‘Real Housewives of D.C.’

Sunday, June 21, 2015

‘She Needs To Back The F Up!': Kristen Taekman Trashes Ramona Singer Over Photo Shoot Fight

The bad blood between Kristen Taekman and Ramona Singer continues to boil, as Taekman took to her blog to vent that her “S*** Stirrer” castmate “needs to back the F up.”

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the two had a major confrontation on this week’s Real Housewives of New York after Singer ranted toward Taekman, over the blonde beauty’s annoyance with Bethenny Frankel’s wishy-washy attitude toward a cast trip. At one point, Singer barked at Taekman, “Are you that dumb?”

Taekman held little back in her blog in firing back at Singer, saying her castmate is “always just out to get me.”

She said Singer had no place in telling her to ask Frankel about the trip, shooting back at her castmate: “NO! Ramona, you don’t make the rules.

“I do what I want, and she needs to back the F up,” Taekman wrote, adding that she’s “so over Ramona and her opinions.”

The stunning Taekman also singled out Singer for her conduct at LuAnn de Lesseps’ photo shoot for her clothing line in the episode.

“She walks right into Lu’s event and immediately criticizes and attacks me about NOTHING,” Taekman wrote, making clear she brushed off Singer’s “dumb” dig aimed in her direction.

“‘I’m dumb’… ohhh, haven’t heard that one before,” Taekman wrote, saying that Singer “just rambles and rambles and rambles and stirs the s*** pot.”
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Claudia Jordan Fired From 'RHOA' – Nene Responsible?

Claudia Jordan learned the hard way not to mess with Nene Leakes …  because she's been fired ... TMZ has learned.

We’re told that producers gave her the ax this week … and she didn’t see it coming.

Jordan got a lot of face time last season by standing up to the show’s O.G. Nene Leakes. Fact is ... Kenya Moore also mouthed off to Nene, but she's earned her stripes over time.

The new season begins filming next month in ATL. Bravo hasn't decided if Claudia can come back for guest appearances.

Nene Leakes always wins.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sonja Morgan's Clothing Line Is Finally Here

Anybody who knows anything about The Real Housewives of New York City knows that there's been a lot of plotline action surrounding Sonja Morgan's clothing line. (Is it happening? Is it not happening? Why did she invite Bethenny, not Heather, to preview it all?).

Well lo and behold, it's happening, with a website taking preorders for a range of dresses, tops, jackets, and swimsuits that actually look really good.

This sheer-back blouse would work well on a date, on the weekend, or worn under a respectable blouse for work. Also? So Sonja.

If you watch the show, you might remember Sonja talking about how the line was going to encompass all the types of pieces she wears regularly, including polished jackets. This open-front shawl style, in a vivid red, would look amazing on Lady Morgan.

Swimsuits are included too (both one- and two-pieces) and everything has the classic look we've seen her wear when the ladies summer in the Hamptons or beyond.

And, as promised, the evening gown she wore to celebrate her cover of Latino Show is available for everyone to purchase (though at $1,095, it's definitely not the Kmart level fellow housewife Heather Thomson asked about).
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Friday, June 19, 2015

Sonja Morgan's Bankruptcy Nightmare Over, $9 Million Later: ''It Feels Great''

Sonja Morgan's legal woes have finally come to an end.

After nearly five years of dealing with her bankruptcy case, E! News confirms that the Real Housewives of New York star's nightmare has come to a close.

"Its over now. Its come to an end. The $9 million-plus is all there. It was $7 million judgment but with the administration fees, it was about another $2 million," Morgan tells us, and adds that she's "out of Chapter 11" (This chapter of the Bankruptcy Code usually proposes a plan of reorganization to keep its business alive and pay creditors over time).

"It feels great. I did a great job. I paid what I had to pay and it wasn't easy, but at the same time it was an experience," Sonja continues. "It's nice to be free of everyone looking at my money. I finally have my financial privacy back."

The reality star, who joined Housewives in its third season, says a failed venture between her production company, Sonja Productions, and another company, Hannibal Pictures, Inc. is what destroyed her financially. The company, with Morgan's backing, was supposed to make a movie with John Travolta called Fash Flash to Bang Time, but it never got off the ground.

Apparently, Travolta, who never officially signed on to the project, had some movie-star demands that Morgan could not meet, resulting in Hannibal Pics filing a suit against her and winning a $7 million judgment.

"I'm keeping the townhouse. I let the Colorado house go and I sold the house in France," the reality star explains, but notes that she's excited for what's to come. "I'm looking forward to building up my business of fine jewelry, evening wear, sportswear and swimwear."

Morgan says, "People accused me of not being focused. I'm doing everything I said I wanted to do and I still have more to do. I still want to do home goods and appliances down the road."
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YES!!! Brandi Glanville Finally Gets The Boot From 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'!!!

Brandi Glanville has gotten the ax on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the show tell TMZ ... she's been difficult to work with and most of the girls don't want to work with her anymore. 

Several sources say the women don't feel safe around Brandi because of her frequent erratic behavior. 

One more twist ... Brandi is tight with Kim Richards, who may also be 86'd from the show. Without Kim, Brandi becomes something of a 3rd wheel.
But we're told producers are open to having her as an occasional guest, but Brandi has not committed.
FINALLY!!! Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead!!! Of course, on her Twitter the lying witch is trying to make it out like she quit, but from all accounts, the other women on 'RHOBH' finally just fed up with her act. Tho I'd venture to guess that with her only 'friend' left on the show being Kim R. and Kim being on the firing line too with all the issues she's had lately since the last season wrapped up, Brandi remaining on the show wouldn't make any sense what with all the lines she's crossed with the other ladies--to the point where they all literally hate her guts. Either way, who cares? It was the right decision by Bravo and now the Evil Witch is gone...good riddance.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Jacqueline Laurita's New Jersey Home in Foreclosure

Another "Real Housewives" star could be real house-less soon. Hudson City Savings Bank has filed papers in Bergen County Courthouse to foreclose on the Franklin Lakes home of Jacqueline and Chris Laurita. Another home owned by Chris Laurita, located in Wayne, is also being foreclosed upon.

The couple had placed the Franklin Lakes home on the market in January 2014 for $2.85 million, then dropped the price later that year to $2.78 million. The custom-built six-bedroom home on nearly two acres features ornate millwork, hand-painted murals in the dining room, a custom kitchen with a wine fridge, and a walk-out basement with playroom, wine cellar and an office.

According to the filing, Chris Laurita took out a $1.6 million mortgage in October 2007, with monthly payments of $10,846, but has not made made a payment since October 2014.

Court records also show that Nationwide is foreclosing on another home owned by Laurita -- a four-bedroom Colonial in Wayne that he purchased in 2007 for $725,000, taking out a $525,000 mortgage.
The home was put on the market in 2012 for $699,000, and the price dropped to $599,000 by the time the listing was pulled in January. Nationwide claims Laurita has been in default since January 2012.

The Lauritas were not initially not invited back for the show's sixth season, though they did appear in later episodes, primarily to serve as a Greek chorus of sorts, commenting on the legal drama surrounding co-star and frenemy Teresa Giudice.

Jacqueline Laurita also revealed on camera that they had put their home on the market because of mounting bills for their son Nicholas's autism treatment. They didn't mention the lawsuit they were facing that stemmed from Chris's business bankruptcy and in which they were accused of draining the company's bank accounts to fund their lavish lifestyle.
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Cynthia Bailey Doesn't Think That Husband Peter Caught Kissing Another Woman Is Necessarily Cheating

Cynthia Bailey doesn't think video of her husband kissing another woman is evidence of cheating ... seriously.

Hubby Peter Thomas had some 'splainin' to do after video surfaced of him smooching a chick in a Charlotte, N.C. bar. Peter has the standard response ... she's just a friend.

It looks romantic to us ... and everyone else, except Cynthia, who tells us it's just an innocent peck on the cheek. Check out the video and decide for yourself if it's the cheek or the smacker.

Cynthia was vague, acknowledging the video is embarrassing to her but she'll deal with Peter privately. It's unclear if that means a new ring or an ass whooping.

But she insists she's standing by her man. Hey, Hillary did, and now she's running for President.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Heather Thomson Dishes on Sonja Morgan's Party-Girl Ways

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Tamra Barney Addresses Rumors She's Faking Storyline on 'RHOC'

Tamra Barney is NOT creating fake story lines for Real Housewives of Orange County, despite reports! The reality star is slamming recent rumors that she’s “faking it” for the cameras, telling RumorFix exclusively, what you see is what you get!

The bubbly blonde fell victim of tabloid gossip after In Touch claimed she has been creating phony story lines for the hit Bravo reality show. “[Tamra Barney] says she’s found religion, but her ‘new leaf’ story line is completely fake.” But Barney laughs off the accusation, telling RumorFix, “Ha! It’s not my ‘story line,’ I happen to get baptized at the end of the season,” noting that the fabricated rumor “clearly came from someone that knows nothing about my story line.”

The speculation came after a trailer for RHOOC season ten was released, which shows the mother-of-four getting baptized in the very first scene, and is then seen just a few moments later “running topless in a thong.” The clip garnered a crew of critics who began questioning Tamra’s intentions on finding faith in religion, citing the old saying “actions speak louder than words.” But this isn’t Tamra’s first rumor mill rodeo, recalling other false stories that were made up about her. “Kind of like the story I got fired last year? Lol. Or that my husband was divorcing me,” Tamra chuckles, adding, “Clearly someone has to much time on their hands and were bit jealous.”
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Carole Radziwill Spills That She And Bethenny Frankel Have Become BFF's

When Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill, two of the realest Real Housewives out there, get together, anything can happen. Especially if it's imagined!

Bethenny returned to The Real Housewives of New York City for the first time since her season three exit and apparently, Carole made quite the impression.

"I had a sex dream about you. I touched you inappropriately," Carole tells Bethenny in The Real Housewives of New York clip below.

"Did we go Downtown Julie Brown?" Bethenny asks.

Um, what?! Of course when we got Carole on the phone we had to ask about what exactly went down between her and the Skinnygirl mogul—imagined or otherwise.

"I had this idea that she was—when I first met her—that she was going to be super funny," Carole told us. "I didn't really know that much about her, honestly, other than that she had created Skinnygirl and it was amazing and she really, far as business, she was killing it. That was very impressive. I thought she would be really impressive, which she was, and I had this feeling that she'd be really super funny and chill. When we met, she wasn't that in the beginning to me, she was very intense. She's a very intense girl and she's going through a lot of stuff."

That stuff includes the cancellation of her talk show and a divorce. Oh, she was also bouncing around from hotel to hotel while her new apartment was getting worked on.

"Our little love affair was slow and steady," Carole said with a laugh. The cast of Real Housewives of New York City now has eight ladies: Carole, Bethenny, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, Luann de Lesseps and Dorinda Medley. Carole, who admits to not being a little shy to mix it up in group scenes, said it wasn't until about a month or two into filming that she and Bethenny began doing scenes on their own.

"See, I had a dream where I was pleasuring her to get her to relax. Right? I felt like she needed to relax, she needed to chill and be calm, I think that's where the sex part came in. But she was very relaxed in the dream," she said, laughing. "It was one of those dreams where you wake up and—no joke, it was Bethenny. You know when you have dreams and sometimes it's the image of or the feeling of a person? But it was her. I wasn't going to tell her because I didn't know her that well and then I thought, ‘What the hell?' That sort of broke the ice between us…She's so cute. Later on we're on the trip and stuff and she was much more relaxed."

The two have been spotted out together since filming has wrapped. In fact, they dined and danced with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kyle Richards…and David Blaine!

"We had a really good time that night. David Blaine came over to the table and did these amazing card tricks that still blow my mind, he sat with us for a while and then we went upstairs to the lounge and danced. I'll tell you, that Kyle Richards—I could watch her dance all night. She's hilarious. [Laughs.] At one point she did dance right into a glass-plated window," Carole added with a laugh. "She was just fun…Bethenny and I have been out a bunch and we don't really talk about the show that much, just to say, ‘I hope it's good!'"
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Lizzie Rovsek Claims She Knew About David Beador’s Affair For Months

Apparently everyone on the cast of Real Housewives of Orange County knew that Shannon Beador’s husband, David, was cheating on her — except Shannon!

Tamra Judge said earlier this week that she knew about David’s affair for months, and now Lizzie Rovsek claims she did too!

Rovsek exclusively told Radar, “I knew there were some things going on” when asked about her knowledge of David’s affair.

Shannon is a good friend of mine,” said Rovsek, 35. “We talk about things that are close to us and there are certain things that, when you a really good friends with someone, you keep to yourself.”

As Radar reported, the still-married parents to 13-year-old Sophie and 10-year-old twins, Stella and Adeline, disclosed the affair on the season premiere of RHOC, but chose not to disclose the identity of the woman who he cheated with, or when the affair took place.

But after RHOC co-star Tamra Judge confirmed the affair, Rovsek is speaking out about why she kept quiet for so long.

“You don’t go and talk about it to other people and you keep your mouth shut. Not everybody does that,” Rovsek told Radar at on June 10 at the Hallmark Shoebox Relaunch and 29th Birthday Celebration at the Improv in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Monday, June 15, 2015

Kandi Burruss Admits That Now Mama Joyce ‘Wants All’ Of Her Attention

Kandi Burruss and her mother, Mama Joyce have had quite the dramatic relationship over the past few years. But when the reality TV star took her mother, her family and the family of her husband, Todd Tucker, on a week-long vacation for her Kandi’s Ski Trip special, it proved to be just the getaway the family needed.

The trip definitely had its heated moments -- who can forget that blowup between Mama Joyce and Burruss’ bestie Carmon Cambrice! However, when reflecting on the trip in her Bravo blog, Burruss said she considered it to be an overall success.

Speaking of her decision to let her mother and best friend hash out their issues alone, Burruss admitted that may not have been the best idea. “I was surprised, but I should have known better. Things had been going pretty well between them before that point. I pushed it too far by suggesting they should talk alone. I felt like they were never going to get back on track after that conversation. Thank God they both decided not to continue the negativity the next day,” Burruss said.

And she also talked about her aunts' claims that her mother’s medication for a health condition from years ago may still be altering her moods. “I don't know if it's the surgery. She had that surgery a long time ago when I was in middle school. But she is on a lot of different medications though, so I'm not sure what the side effects are,” Burruss explained.

She did add that she felt they were right about one fact though, and that’s the amount of attention her mother wants from her! “I do agree with them about the fact that she wants all of my attention. Anytime someone comes into my life and is around me a lot, she seems to find something wrong with them. It's like she gets focused on pushing them out of my life,” Burruss said.
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Shannon & David Beador’s Fight To Save Their Marriage After His Affair — ‘Counseling & Couple Therapy’

Now that Real Housewives of Orange County’s David Beador has come clean to his wife Shannon about the affair that nearly destroyed their family, it’s time for them to pick up the pieces. The couple spoke exclusively to RadarOnline.com about how they are currently working with therapists and counselors to restore their broken marriage.

“We are not at a traditional therapist, but we work with a woman who runs something called ‘Couples Retreat,'” the 51-year-old Housewife told Radar. “They have an over 90 percent success rate with repairing marriages.”

As Radar reported, the still-married parents to 13-year-old Sophie and 10-year-old twins, Stella and Adeline, disclosed the affair on the season premiere of RHOC.

And while going public with their secret was therapeutic, according to the Beadors, the real healing is happening off-camera.

“We have more mentors, I like to call them than counselors. The mentors hold us accountable,” David told Radar on June 10 at the Hallmark Shoebox Relaunch and 29th Birthday Celebration at the Improv in Los Angeles, Calif.

“My mentor is in the Army and he holds me accountable, but it is another man and I am able to speak man to man,” he added.

“With Shannon, she has a woman and she is able to speak woman to woman. I think that is important.”
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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Kenya Moore and Nene Leakes Reportedly Both Encouraging Sheree Whitfield Comeback

Kenya Moore may be ready to film the newest season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but it sounds like Bravo is still trying to figure out how they should feature on the upcoming season. NeNe Leakes has often threatened to quit over drama with the other ladies. Claudia Jordan revealed that her first season was tough and she was questioning her return. 

But it sounds like Kenya Moore would love for nothing more than to return to the show. And Real Housewives of Atlanta Kenya Moore already has an idea of who should back on the show. Sheree Whitfield has been questioned as a returning cast member, as Kim Zolciak is busy with her own show, Don’t Be Tardy. Many fans of the show are wondering what happened to the iconic Sheree, and Bravo could be exploring that option.

According to a new tweet, Real Housewives of Atlanta Kenya Moore is hoping that Sheree Whitfield will return to the show and she thinks it will be a good fit. But Moore may have a strategy here. Kenya Moore isn’t the most popular person on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and she could use some backup in calling out her co-stars. And some fans believe that Whitfield is the right person for it.

“Do you think Sheree Whitfield should be on the next season,” a fan asked Real Housewives of Atlanta Kenya Moore, which had her replying, “I do I think it might be a good addition,” and another fan chiming in, “If she’s added to the cast still keep your eyes open, be guarded she tend to carry /return gossips.

For one, Sheree Whitfield actually knows Real Housewives of Atlanta NeNe Leakes from when they were filming the show years ago. Back then, NeNe Leakes was just another housewife. If she decides to return to the show, Sheree Whitfield may be dealing with Nene Leakes, who may want to compare where they are now compared to back then. In addition, Sheree Whitfield may not be happy with Kenya Moore’s strategy in bringing her back, if she is indeed expected to be a sidekick.

Real Housewives of Atlanta Kenya Moore has been in the headlines herself with various stories, including one that Kenya Moore’s newest boyfriend was married to someone else, despite going on Millionaire Matchmaker. According to MTV, Vivica A. Fox, who filmed Celebrity Apprentice with Kenya Moore, felt that it was a setup and called her out for faking the stunts in her life.
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Bethenny Frankel's Estranged Husband Jason Hoppy Spotted Arm-in-Arm with Mystery Woman in N.Y.C.

As Bethenny Frankel and her estranged husband continue to battle it out in court, it seems as if Jason Hoppy has a new woman in his life.

The pharmaceutical sales executive was spotted with a mystery woman who held on tight to his arm as they left a dinner date in New York City's Tribeca district on Thursday.

Frankel and Hoppy, both 44, married in 2010 and welcomed daughter Bryn, now 5, that same year. Though they filed for divorce in 2013, the couple are still finalizing property negotiations. (Frankel quipped during the premiere episode of this season's Real Housewives of New York City that she is "homeless," a charge which Hoppy's lawyer adamantly denied.) 

The two share custody of Bryn, although Hoppy's lawyer, Bernard Clair, has said in court the girl is "a prop" for Frankel in her "pursuit of career success."  

Meanwhile, Frankel said last year in court that living with Hoppy following their split was "brutal, horrendous [and] excruciating." 
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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Tamra Barney Slams Vicky Gunvalson In Bravo Blog

Season 10 of Real Housewives of Orange County premiered this week on Bravo, we are only one episode in and Tamra Barney is already up to her old tricks. RHOC viewers have watched Tamra create unnecessary drama, lie, and bully her co-stars for years. Ironically, this season Tamra insisted that she had turned over a new leaf and was even going on a “spiritual journey” during Season 10 – but judging from Tamra’s Bravo blog, the Orange County housewife is just as petty as ever.

During the Season 10 premiere of Real Housewives of Orange County Vicky Gunvalson mentioned in passing that Tamra hadn’t even reached out to her when she found out her boyfriend had cancer. Tamra was horrified that Vicky was throwing her name under the bus and as expected she ranted about it in her Bravo blog after the premiere aired.

Tamra wrote in her blog, “was a little surprised to hear Vicki say that she called me to tell me that Brooks had cancer and that I never reached out to her after that call. SAY WHAT? That is 100% incorrect!!! I found out that Brooks had cancer when it was announced online. I texted Vicki at that point (we were not speaking) and told her I was sorry to hear about Brooks’ cancer and asked her if he had started treatment. Vicki NEVER called me and I never called her! I am not sure what she was trying to do, maybe make it look like I am not a good friend and she was?”

As if Vicky didn’t have enough to deal with, you know with Brooks’ cancer and all, Tamra Barney basically declared war on her former friend and ended her blog with “Let the housewife games begin.” At the end of the day – someone was diagnosed with freaking cancer, does it really matter who called who after the fact?! Even if Vicky Gunvalson is in the wrong, the bottom line is – Tamra Braney insisted that she was turning over a new leaf, and was done stirring up unnecessary drama. Call us crazy – but that looks like exactly what she is doing.

Bethenny Frankel Quashes One Feud...and Starts Another?

The most recent episode of The Real Housewives of New York City—titled "Pop of Crazy"—had everything: arguments, rumors, tears and beef quashing. All the hallmark reality TV tropes were there and checked off, many thanks to Bethenny "I don't want attention" Frankel.

The episode, a continuation from last week's "Birthday in the Berks," picked up with Heather Thomson and Bethenny hugging it out after an intense back and forth about meatballs, fish allergies and Heather being on Bethenny's "jock."

"I just wanted to end the dynamic with Heather. Although I am a reality star, I don't always want the spotlight on me. I love doing reality TV, because I love the connection with the audience, the running commentary, the interaction with the women, and ultimately, the humor of it all. This doesn't mean that when I'm going through some personal s--t that I want people up in my grill. It takes me a minute to get warm. Dorinda [Medley] hit the nail on the head. I am like a squirrel and too quick and too fast makes me skittish and run. I own my stuff," she wrote on her Bravo blog. "I just wanted to hug and make up and keep it moving. I am high strung and uptight. I know. Add that to some personal stresses that are indescribable that I cannot discuss, and you have a situation."

The hugging didn't stop there! Heather and Bethenny embraced again in hopes of further derailing any potential feud at Ramona Singer's holiday party at her bar/restaurant AOA. "I approached Heather, because I really didn't want this to become some insane Housewife rivalry that it isn't. She came on strong. I backed up. That is it. Different strokes for different folks. She is not my frenemy. Life is too short."

Luann de Lesseps and Bethenny had some words, but moved on. Then Kristen Taekman got her turn. Kristen was complaining that she felt boxed out of friendships/conversations…and it's kind of true. She's still the new girl, despite the additions of Bethenny and Dorinda. Both Bethenny and Dorinda have ties to the other women. Well, Carole Radziwill lit the angry flame more when she told Kristen that Bethenny was concerned about Kristen's nailpolish trademark and she reportedly called Kristen dumb.

"I never said Kristen didn't register the trademark. I never said Kristen was dumb. I had no idea about either of these things. I simply questioned Kristen choosing a name that is remarkably similar to another much larger brand," Bethenny wrote. "This moment was nonsense. You will take this ride with me and see."

"I felt that I should just confront Bethenny myself. Seriously, what's the deal here? You barely speak to me to my face, but yet you have plenty to say behind my back? I really just don't get it at all," she wrote. "And once I do approach her, she just dismisses me rudely and walks away! I have made the conscious decision that I don't need any more friends!"
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