Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Kim Zolciak Gets Booted Off ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Six days after Kim Zolciak suffered a stroke, she has withdrawn from “Dancing with the Stars.”

The former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, 37, appeared via Skype on Monday night’s episode to deliver an update.

“I feel really great,” she said. “I don’t know if you know, but I rehearsed on Saturday. I learned that whole dance that Jenna [Johnson] just did, but then my doctor told me yesterday that it’s too soon to fly.”

In her absence, Zolciak’s partner Tony Dovolani performed their scheduled dance with Johnson.

“I just wish her well,” Dovolani said of Zolciak. “I mean the family comes first, health comes first. I’m so happy she listened to the doctors. They said she might be able to fly on Sunday next week, so if the rules could be bent, just one time?”

Unfortunately, the rules couldn’t be bent. According to host Tom Bergeron, who referred to the show’s lawyers, any contestant who is unable to perform due to illness must withdraw from the show.
Zolciak then posted a video of her practicing on Saturday. “I just needed a few more days and then I’m cleared to fly,” she captioned it.
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Brooks Ayers Finally Reveals Medical Records, But the Ladies Still Aren't Convinced He Has Cancer
Here’s the proof! Well, kind of. 

On the Sept. 28 episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Brooks Ayers finally revealed his medical records — but Tamra Judge et al remain unconvinced he's telling the truth about his cancer. Plus, Heather and Terry Dubrow launched their skincare line on a home-shopping channel, and Vicki Gunvalson proved that she is the queen of passive-aggressive text messages. Oh, and during a meeting with her pastor, Tamra compared baptism to coming out of the closet and called for a “blonde version of the Bible.” Read the recap for more ridiculous(ly amazing) moments! Click here to see current pics of the Real Housewives' kids.

Date Night
Shannon and David Beador have made repairing their marriage their first priority this season, and during this episode’s date night, their relationship looked stronger than ever. After the couple got settled at a beautiful beachside restaurant (aka Shannon ordered her signature Grey Goose soda with lime), they began to chat about their day.

“I talked on the phone a lot to Tamra and Heather,” Shannon said to David’s surprise. “Three months ago, I didn’t know if I could even trust Tamra or if they were my friends, and now I feel like both of them are really getting along.” 

"You were pretty close with Vicki and Brooks,” David responded. He mentioned the lunch that Shannon and Vicki had the day before and asked, “So you’re still close, aren’t you?” 

“That’s questionable,” she answered, reaching for her vodka cocktail.
After Vicki had left the lunch in tears the previous afternoon, she had sent Shannon a lengthy — and sassy — text message. Because what’s a sit-down with the OG of the OC without backlash?

“I’m extremely upset and hurt from lunch,” Shannon read to the camera. “Yes Shannon, I’m pissed and saddened by this BS. By the way, I never said that you were nasty and threatening. I said the lunch was nasty, which in my opinion, it was.” 

“I’ve only tried to help and I know that I’ve been a good friend,” Shannon told David, referring to the emotional support and medical references she had given Vicki after Brooks first claimed that he had cancer. “If she doesn’t think so, then that’s a real shame.” 
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Actress Kim Fields Officially Joins 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'
When NeNe Leakes said goodbye to the Real Housewives of Atlanta last year, the reality TV veteran left some big shoes to fill, but former Facts of Life star Kim Fields is ready to step into the spotlight.

"This is Hollywood royalty right here girl," Kenya Moore says to Fields in the trailer for season 8.

Fields joins Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burress, Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks, Sheree Whitfield, and Porsha Williams in Bravo's hit series, which returns Nov. 8.

While there's never any shortage of drama when it comes to the Housewives, the latest season promises even more dramatic ups and downs as cameras capture Burress' pregnancy, Bailey's marriage troubles with husband Peter and Park's new life as a single mom since ex-husband Apollo went to jail for fraud. 

And as far as Porsha Williams is concerned there’s only one thing on her mind.

"I want a baby," she says. "All I need is sperm to get inside of me."

Real Housewives of Atlanta returns Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.  
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Brooks Ayers & Vicki Gunvalson Secretly Showed Tamra Judge His Cancer Records But She Still Doesn’t Believe Them
The Real Housewives of Orange County‘s number one drama queen, Tamra Judge, has been happy to join the chorus of housewives openly doubting Brooks Ayers‘ cancer diagnosis. But has learned that her recent comments about Ayers’ lack of proof could be yet another bit of reality TV fakery — because Ayers and girlfriend Vicki Gunvalson recently showed her his medical records!

As Radar has reported, this season of the RHOC has focused on Gunvalson’s boyfriend Ayers, who has said he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma last year. Meghan Edmonds and other women on the show have openly doubted his diagnosis.

Hoping to stop the gossiping, “Brooks and Vicki showed Tamra his medical records,” an insider told Radar.

What’s more, said the source, “The cameras were rolling and it’s supposed to be shown as part of an upcoming episode of the show.”

But that didn’t stop Judge from speaking out last week to insist she needed more proof. “I mean, I just want to see the medical book with all the tabs [Vicki] made,” she told Hollywood Today Live. “I just want to see that book.”

Is Judge lying or does she have a reason to doubt the records she has already seen? Said the source, “Everyone will find out the truth soon, whether it’s reality or just more manufactured drama at Brooks’ expense.”
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Monday, September 28, 2015

Kandi Burruss Admits She’s ‘Happy’ That NeNe Leakes Left RHOA

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Kim Zolciak: My Stroke Saved My Life
Kim Zolciak's mini-stroke was far more serious than anyone thought ... we've learned she had a heart procedure following the TIA and could have died.

As we reported, Kim had the mini-stroke in Atlanta, hours after appearing on "Dancing with the Stars." She had lost feeling on one side and her ability to speak, but it was only temporary. 

Kim has told friends that doctors thought she could be released almost immediately, but a test revealed there was a more serious, underlying heart issue. Doctors kept her in the hospital and she told friends the docs performed a procedure Friday. We do not know the nature of the problem or what doctors did to correct it. 

We're told Kim would never have known about the heart issue had she not gone into the hospital for the TIA. And doctors told Kim if the heart problem were left untreated, it could have become life-threatening.

As for Kim's status on "Dancing with the Stars," our sources say it's highly doubtful she'll dance Monday.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Teresa Giudice and Husband Joe Have Phone Sex In Prison
Teresa Giudice has made it clear ... one thing she DEFINITELY misses about life outside metal bars is hot steamy lovin'.

We're told during an upcoming Bravo special about Teresa's time in prison, viewers will be treated to phone conversations between Teresa and Joe. The camera is on Joe ... you only hear Teresa from the prison phone. 

During one conversation, Teresa pleads for a little phone sex. Joe laughs it off ... probably because a camera is trained on his mug.

Teresa talks about creating a fantasy life behind bars. Somehow she was able to watch "Magic Mike" and says she pictured Joe's face on Channing Tatum's body as he grinded away. Picture that.

As for a little 'OITNB' action ... nada. Teresa says she's had no romantic interaction with female inmates, but she hears plenty of it.  

The special airs October 11.

Kim Richards Celebrates Birthday With Former 'Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' Castmates Brandi Glanville and Yolanda Foster
Kim Richards celebrated her birthday in style alongside former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" castmates and close friends Brandi Glanville and Yolanda Foster. As of late Kim, 52, has been struggling with her sobriety which has lead to some severe legal woes. Photos from her special day, however, suggest she may have turned over a new leaf. 

As was reported by Us Weekly, Kim spent her birthday lunching with Brandi, 42, and Yolanda, 51. The ex "RHOBH" star posted the photo on Instagram, sharing with fans that the trio "had a great birthday lunch" and referring to Brandi and Yoland as her "girls." Brandi shared another version of the photo on her Instagram and Twitter Wednesday using the hashtag "#realfriends."

That wasn't Kim's only appearance on social media this week. Sister Kyle Richards shared a throwback photo of her and her sister on set 1977 set of "The Car" with actor James Brolin, who was playing their father. The photo shows Kyle, 46, and Kim on the back of a motorcycle being driven by Brolin, now 75. Kyle made little mention of her sister in the post other than when she acknowledged that she was photographed. 

Kim has been in and out of rehab for alcohol addiction several times since April after relapsing. On Aug. 2 she was arrested at a San Fernando Valley, California, Target for shoplifting $600 worth of items. 

According to reports, Richards walked into the store, filled two carts worth of various items including snacks, stickers and lint rollers from the dollar section and left the store without paying. She is said to have gotten close to three feet outside the store's exit before she was stopped by a security guard who placed her under citizens arrest. Richards was taken to a room for questioning before being placed under arrest by local authorities. It is also believed that she was living in her car at the time after over staying her welcome with several friends.

Prior to that she was arrested at the Beverly Hills Hotel after hotel staff alerted local authorities that she had been causing a scene inside the Polo Lounge. Police arrive shortly after the call was placed at which time they had to forcibly remove Richards from the hotel. She was taken to a local police station where she is said to have kicked an officer. 

She maintains that she is healthy since checking out of rehab one final time on Aug. 27, despite continued reports claiming otherwise. Richards recently returned to Twitter where she told an inquiring fan that she was still sober.
If Kim's serious about staying sober she wouldn't be hanging around a total lush like Brandi Glanville, who's so desperate to get back on 'RHOBH' that she'll do anything to stay "friends" with Kim and Yolanda. But hey, whatever.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

LuAnn De Lesseps Wants Jill Zarin Back On 'RHONY'

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Kim Zolciak Has Mini-Stroke, Now OK
Outspoken "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kim Zolciak-Biermann suffered a scary health event that left her silent on Wednesday.

After flying home to Atlanta from an appearance on "Dancing With the Stars" in Los Angeles, Zolciak-Biermann says, she was overcome by a "mini-stroke" within minutes of her arrival. 

She knew something was wrong when the left side of her body went numb and she lost the ability to speak, according to a post on her Instagram account. 

The reality star, 37, shared a photo of herself in a hospital bed wearing a gown and monitoring devices but says she's doing better.

"I have 100%of my feeling back THANK GOD," she said in the post.

The "Tardy for the Party" singer thanked her husband, NFL player Kroy Biermann, among others, for reacting quickly and helping her during the unexpected event. She closed out her message with #CrazyAgeDoesntMatter.

A mini-stroke, or transient ischemic attack, is caused by a blood clot that temporarily blocks an artery, according to the American Stroke Association.
Zolciak-Biermann was set to be released from the hospital Thursday.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Gretchen Rossi Slams Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge
Gretchen Rossi may have left The Real Housewives of Orange County with a broken heart and fewer friends, but she has bounced back. Gretchen was shocked that her co-stars didn’t find her proposal to Slade Smiley emotional and powerful. Some of Rossi’s co-stars called the proposal hollow, and she was clearly hurt by the words. These days, Gretchen doesn’t really speak to any of her former co-stars, and she knows why.

Gretchen Rossi stopped by Watch What Happens Live last night and she had plenty to say about this season of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Even though Rossi left years ago, Gretchen still keeps tabs on her former co-stars, especially those who have hurt her. While Rossi may not have gotten an offer to return to the show, Rossi knows why Tamra Barney would hate to see her return.
According to a new Bravo report, Gretchen Rossi thinks that Tamra’s new “good girl” persona is one that she is faking on this season of the show. And if Rossi was on The Real Housewives of Orange County, she would be the first person to call her out.

“I think it’s funny, because I know why she wouldn’t want me back,” Gretchen told the Daily Dish at her fashion show recently, adding, “Because I would call her out on all of her sh**. That’s just the truth. Right now she’s playing the ‘Oh, I’m a good girl this season,’ because she loves to go back and forth and play this character, as she said in the press she plays. So this season it’s, ‘Oh, I’m going to be the character of the nice Christian girl’. If I was there I would be calling her out.”

But Rossi has another card up her sleeve. Rossi is friends with one of Tamra’s former best friends and that means she has some potential dirt on the new grandmother.

“Because I’m friends with her ex-BFF Ricky, who has a lot of dirt to tell me about her,” Gretchen Rossi told Andy Cohen, sharing that Tamra would hate for her to come back on the show, according to Reality Tea.

“The truth is that Vicki and Tamra had so much to say about my relationship with Jeff and they beat me up all the time about it. I was attacked and harassed a lot about that. I just find it interesting that Vicki’s now coming on the show with a family member that’s sick with cancer when they said I shouldn’t be on the show with somebody that’s sick with cancer. They also had a lot of false accusations about me and now Vicki’s in that same hot seat. Part of me feels compassion for her but at the same time I feel like Karma has shown up and her name is Meghan,” Gretchen reveals.
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Cynthia Bailey Talks 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta' Season 8, NeNe Leakes and Sheree Whitfield
Fans will see a few new faces when "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" returns for season 8 this fall, and while Cynthia Bailey won't confirm the identity of the new members of the Bravo series, she did say in a recent interview that bringing new people to the reality TV series keeps it interesting.

"I'm always for new blood," Bailey told Wetpaint referring to the several potential cast members rumored to be a part of "RHOA" in the upcoming season. "I think it just changes the dynamics of the group and makes everything more interesting and more fun."

Bailey also expressed her excitement for Sheree Whitfield's return. "I'm excited to have Sheree back, in particular, because we never really got a chance to get to know each other when we were on the show before," the 47-year-old TV personality said. "We have kids of the same age ... and they actually went to an acting camp together, so it's going to be interesting to see how it plays out this time around."

Whitfield, who is one of the original housewives when the series was launched in October 2008, last appeared on the show's season 4. It's still unclear whether she's a main housewife in the new installment.

At the latter part of the interview, Bailey also addressed NeNe Leakes' exit from the series, saying that she respects her former co-star's decision despite their differences in the past.

"I know that she wanted to move on to other things, [and] it's cool," she told Wetpaint. "Regardless of what NeNe and I have been through, I always respect her as a businesswoman. She works hard, and I respect that."
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Shannon Beador on the State of Her Marriage and Huge, Unresolved Vicki Battle

Shannon Beador's got some serious lemon bowl arranging to do because things are getting real in the O.C.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star sat down with E! News to preview the road ahead as season 10 begins to wind down—and it's safe to say that her recent tension with Vicki Gunvalson isn't going away. In fact, it's only going to get worse.

"I'm just gonna say, 'Shannon vs. Vicki.' That pretty much describes the finale to me," Shannon told us ahead of the Monday, Sept. 21 episode. "And it's not something that I'm excited about. It's not something that should've happened."

What happens between the former Aries pals?

Fractures in the ladies' friendship began to show on Monday night's episode when Shannon joined the chorus of voices questioning the legitimacy of Vicki's boyfriend Brooks Ayers' cancer diagnosis, something that didn't sit well with the O.G. of the O.C. "My friendship is being questioned by Vicki and I am loyal to a T," Shannon said. "When you're my friend, you're my friend for life. It's just that there were so many different, inconsistent stories."

Shannon said leading into the filming of the reunion special, she and her former BFF have hardly spoken—and that's the way she wants it. "What's best for me with what I'm dealing with in my life…is I go dark. I don't need all this stuff in my life. I don't need all this added drama that makes no sense to me so I just shut it down," she revealed. "There's no need for me to talk to her if I'm going to keep getting accused of not being a good friend and drinking the Kool-Aid...What kind of Kool-Aid is that? I don't get that." Yikes!

For more on the beef between the blondes, and a happy update on the state of Shannon's marriage, be sure to check out the video above!
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Dina Manzo Dating Younger Millionaire Car Dealership Owner
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dina Manzo has a new man in her life, Daily Mail Online can reveal.

The housewife, who left the show after season two but returned for season six, has been secretly dating millionaire car dealership owner, Dave Cantin, 35, a man eight years her junior.

Dina, 43, announced her separation from her husband of seven years, Tommy, back in February. She has a 17-year-old daughter from her first marriage. Cantin separated from his wife, Melissa, more than a year ago and filed for divorce in January.

Until recently he was co-owner and vice president of the hugely successful Hyundai dealership Brad Benson Auto Group based in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey. The dealership was sold in July, after 16 years, and Cantin is now a commercial broker.

Speaking to Daily Mail Online Cantin confirmed the relationship but stressed that Dina was not the cause of his split from his wife. He said: 'I've been separated for more than a year and met Dina after that separation. I filed for divorce in January.'

Dina has been separated from Tommy for two years though the couple have yet to finalize their divorce.

Tommy Manzo told Daily Mail Online: 'We've been separated for two years and we're going through finalizing our divorce hopefully in the next few weeks. Now she has her boyfriend, I have my girlfriend we've moved on with our lives.'

Now Dina has abandoned her New Jersey roots and moved to California, funded, according to sources close to the couple, by her younger 'sugar-daddy' who has been footing the bill for the self-proclaimed, 'damned talented event planner, hostess and designer,' since the couple hooked up together more than a year ago.

Just two months ago the star, whose show tagline was, 'I'm back to bring the zen. Namaste bitches!' posted an image on her Instagram account boasting of her swanky Californian rental and stating, 'Never thought my zip code would be #90210.'
Hey, I'm just shocked that they actually got a quote from the forever-reclusive Tommy.

Melissa Gorga And Dina Manzo Celebrate Joe And Teresa Giudice’s Daughter’s Birthday

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Porsha Williams Confirms Split from NFL Player Duke Williams
Porsha Williams is back on the market now that she and NFL player Duke Williams are no longer dating. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star confirmed the breakup during an appearance on Dish Nation's The Rick Smiley Morning Show. 

"I'm not having sex right now," the 34-yea-old reality star  said when asked if she had any news to share.

When asked specifically about  her "NFL man" Porsha confirmed, "No, we're not having sex. We're done."

The RHOA star and pro football player started dating earlier this summer but their relationship has since been plagued by gossip. In July, it was rumored that Duke was texting a porn star while dating Porsha. Recently Porsha seemingly threw some shade on Twitter, leading many fans to believe that she's referring to Duke cheating.

"If one won't another one will? Congrats I hope she help you get that Repo back & be asked to pay for her own flight," Porsha said in a  tweet, which has since been deleted.
Despite all the rumors, Porsha reveals that she and Duke called it quits due to distance. While Porsha resides in Atlanta, Duke is based in New York, where he plays for the Buffalo Bills.
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Taylor Armstrong Implies That Yolanda Foster Faked Lyme Disease
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster is BACK. The Bravo star has been fighting a grueling battle with Lyme Disease for three years, but over the summer she seems to have made a rapid recovery. But, the nature of her recovery is raising a few eyebrows, including her costars. No one is accusing Yolanda Foster of faking the disease, it is very serious and very real – however her symptoms and magical cure aren’t really fitting a typical case of Lyme Disease.

This week’s edition of Star Magazine reveals “Yolanda says her Lyme disease was so bad that she couldn’t read, write, or watch television – symptoms not normally associated with the disease. Then, when it looked like she might never recover, she suddenly sprang back to health in August – supposedly after having silicone from a 20 year ruptured breast implant removed from her chest.”

Yolanda took to Twitter after the silicone was removed and informed her followers that her doctor “hit the jackpot” by finding the silicone and removing it – and her health was on the mend. We’re not doctors, but last time we checked ruptured silicone implants don’t make it impossible for you to watch television either.

According to Star Magazine’s inside sources, Yolanda’s RHOBH co-star Taylor Armstrong is just as baffled by Yolanda’s health as the rest of us – and the two women reportedly got in a bit of an argument over it. The source dished that Yolanda took offense because she has documented her battle with Lyme disease over the years, and none of the other housewives on hand bothered to defend Taylor’s accusations that she might be faking the disease. It looks like this is going to be another dramatic season of the Bravo reality TV show!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Vicki Gunvalson Defends Brooks Ayers' Cancer on RHOC: "What Does He Have to Do, Die?"
Vicki Gunvalson had some harsh words for frenemy Tamra Judge on an upcoming episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County after Judge got into an intense shouting match with Gunvalson’s boyfriend, Brooks Ayers — all over ongoing questions about his cancer diagnosis.

Judge, 46, attempted to smooth over the confrontation by apologizing to Gunvalson, but the original RHOC cast member wasn’t having it.

“First of all, I want to say to you — and I would say it to Brooks if he was here — that I’m sorry for going at him as hard as I did,” Judge began, about confronting Ayers for calling her a liar. “I was kind of upset. So I kind of got hit with, ‘Wait, are you calling me a liar?’ Brooks should have never said that. He made a mistake by saying that.”

Gunvalson, 53, was not so quick to forgive, telling the cameras after-the-fact that Judge “has a track record of mixing up information.”
“I mean, why Tamra even went to Meghan with this information is beyond me,” she said.

On the Sept. 14 episode of the hit Bravo reality show, things got tense when newcomer Meghan Edmonds revealed the findings of her self-appointed investigation into Ayers’ past to see whether or not he actually had cancer.

Her search included getting in touch with one of Ayers’ ex-girlfriends, who had also previously noted that Gunvalson’s boyfriend lied about having cancer.

Gunvalson questioned Judge’s allegiances, noting that Judge and Edmonds had only known each other for three months — leading Judge to defend herself.

“Meghan has gone above and beyond trying to prove Brooks wrong,” she admitted, “but I’m here to tell you what everybody’s saying. I don’t want you to get defensive, I don’t want you to get mad …it’s [just] starting to wear on me, and it’s like shit does he have cancer, is he lying?”
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Sonja Morgan Debuts 22-Year-Old New Boyfriend
For Sonja Morgan, hunky young men are the best accessory. And has learned that this fashion week, she’s got a new model by her side — literally!

The 51-year-old Real Housewives of New York star has been getting close to 22-year-old model and landscaper Tommy Maksanty.

Maksanty, a native of Virginia, is a landscaper by trade.

But he recently flew up to New York to walk in several shows at Fashion Week. During his stay, he caught Morgan’s eye, and the two were inseparable at the Sonja Morgan New York Fashion, Swimwear, and Jewelry event presented by Social Life at Beautique on September 16.

The pair continued on into the wee hours of the morning at Townhouse gay bar on the Upper East Side. A source close to Morgan told Radar, “They did karaoke past 1 am with her staff, friends, and a guy she said she found on the street!”

Maksanty bragged about the outing on his Instagram, writing, “After party at the townhouse wasn’t too shabby…”
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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Kim and Kyle Richards Reunite For Kim's 51st Birthday
Kyle Richards stunned everyone Saturday when she took her estranged sister Kim to dinner for her birthday.

Kyle has put a tough-love wall up between her and Kim since she fell off the wagon in Mexico several months ago.  Things have not gotten better for Kim ... she was arrested for shoplifting at Target.

But all seemed well outside Ocean Prime in Bev Hills -- at least on the surface.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer Break Down Over Splits on Real Housewives of New York 100th Special
Cat fights, friendships — and heartbreak. Ramona Singer and LuAnn de Lesseps looked back at their past splits during a Watch What Happens Live special with Andy Cohen on Thursday, Sept. 17. The longtime friends and costars dropped by the Bravo show in honor of The Real Housewives of New York City's 100th episode.

Singer, in particular, shed her fair share of tears on RHONY during her marriage woes with now ex-husband Mario Singer. Ramona split from him after 22 years together (and one child, daughter Avery, 19) amid his cheating scandal last year.

"He had a midlife crisis. That's the only way I can rationalize it," she told Cohen Thursday night. "He turned 60, and something snapped."
Ramona, 58, has tried to get back in the dating game since the breakup. In Season 7 of RHONY, she even annoyed her costars when she flirted too heavily with a bar owner named John — completely ignoring her pals in the process — during a Turks and Caicos getaway. Although she has moved on, the winemaker and jewelry designer still gets emotional thinking about her failed marriage.

"Oh my God, we were like that a few years ago. How the hell did this happen?" she asked Cohen after watching old footage of the exes. "I don't know if I can sit back and watch it, because the man he is today — I don't really know who he is anymore."
The Countess could relate to Singer's devastating blow. Married for 16 years, de Lesseps' marriage abruptly ended when her ex-husband, Count Alexandre de Lesseps, told her via email that he had met someone else. The couple called it quits in 2009.

"I feel very lucky that I have this living photo album [from RHONY]. I have those moments forever," she told Cohen of her ex, with whom she shares two children, Noel and Victoria. "Because, I had a wonderful marriage. A beautiful marriage."
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Friday, September 18, 2015

Lisa Rinna Says Dramatic Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 'Gave Me My Voice'
After decades of being in America's living rooms as an actress and TV host, Lisa Rinna says her work on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is what gave her a voice.

"I'm an entrepreneur at heart and to make all of other businesses run and do everything I want to do, I have to be on TV," Rinna says in an exclusive clip from Oprah: Where Are They Now?. "I knew the girls on the show, and that's one of the reasons I felt comfortable."

The former Days of Our Lives andMelrose Place star joined RHOBH in season 5, which proved to be a life-changing experience. It included some dramatic moments, including her throwing a glass at cast member Kim Richards.

"I learned so much doing Real Housewives, because it gave me my voice. That voice has always been there. It's been inside of me, but it gave me the permission to just let it really fly." 
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Kim Richards Sentenced To One Year of AA Meetings & 30 Days Community Labor For Drunken Hotel Arrest
Kim Richards will NOT do jail time for her drunken antics at the Beverly Hills Hotel, but she didn't get the community service she was after.

Her case was plea bargained and the judge just sentenced her to 30 days community labor. This is not office work. It involves real labor, like graffiti or garbage removal.

Kim tried to convince the judge she couldn't do strenuous work because of a foot injury, but the judge wasn't buying it.

The judge also placed Kim on 3 years probation. She's been ordered to stay 100 yards away from the Bev Hills Hotel.

And there's more. Kim must attend 52 AA classes ... one a week for the next year.

Teresa Giudice Prays to Get Out of Prison in Husband Joe's The Real Housewives of New Jersey Special
It's been almost a year since viewers were brought into the Giudice home, but that's about to change with The Real Housewives of New Jersey Teresa Checks In. E! News has your exclusive first look at the three-part special about the reality show family living life while matriarch Teresa Giudice is in prison.

"It's amazing how she still controls everything from in there, you know what I mean?" Joe Giudice says in the trailer below.

Teresa Checks In, which debuts Sunday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m., follows Joe at home with his four daughters: Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana. He's Mr. Mom, but he's not alone. Teresa's brother Joe Gorga and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga are around, as is Teresa's cousin Rosie Pierri. Tasks at hand while Teresa is behind bars include: Gia's eighth grade prom and graduation (and the adolescent hormones that come with it!), a coffee-guzzling Milania, trips down to the Jersey Shore and a venture to Upstate New York to the Catskills.

All this while Joe faces his own prison sentence and possible deportation back to Italy stemming from the fraud charges he and Teresa pleaded guilty to last year.

Despite her prison sentence, Teresa is still very much a force within the household. She has daily "check in" calls and his regular visits with her family. Teresa has been in prison since January and is expected to be out around Christmas holidays.

"Oh, please God, bring me home to my family as soon as possible," Teresa says in the trailer below. "And bless my four daughters and my husband. Amen."

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Teresa Checks In premieres Sunday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. Catch an exclusive clip from the first episode during the season premiere of The People's Couch on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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Monday, September 14, 2015

Yolanda Foster Secretly Planning To Spill Kim Richards’ Relapse Secrets On ‘RHOBH’ To Get Back At Kyle Richards
Yolanda Foster is healthier than she’s been for months — and feistier too! has learned that the RHOBH star plans on confronting Kyle Richards on camera soon and spilling secrets about her sister Kim Richards‘ recent relapse.

According to a source close to Foster, the blonde beauty is furious with Kyle “for not defending allegations from Taylor Armstrong questioning if Yolanda ever had Lyme disease.”

“Yolanda found out that Kyle didn’t tell Taylor that she had been struggling with Lyme disease, when Taylor said she thinks Yolanda is faking the diagnosis for attention.”

So now, said the source, Foster plans to hit Kyle where it hurts. Although the RHOBH ladies have avoided discussing Kim’s troubles out of respect for Kyle, “Yolanda is no longer going to abide by that,” said the source. “She will accuse her of being a terrible sister for not being more there for Kim during her struggles.”

“Yolanda has held a lot of secrets over the years, so expect the fireworks.”

Foster will film her scenes “in the next week,” the source revealed. “She will hold nothing back, and other cast members could be the target of her anger!”
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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Kim Richards Returns to Twitter, Tells Fans She's Still Sober
After a lengthy silence, and a highly publicized rocky summer, Kim Richards is back on social media and sending positive messages to all of her adoring fans.

The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star took to Twitter this week to write, "I hope you all had a fun & safe Labor Day. I've missed you all! Thank you for all the love you mean so much to me."

Then earlier today she added, "It's a wonderful Wednesday. Remember to appreciate and love yourself as well as others today. Have a VAVOOMSHABANG kind of day. Stay cool!"

And when several fans of the former child star turned reality star reached out directly, she informed them that she's feeling good and that it's "good to be back."

One fan even asked flat out, "Still sober?" which Richards replied with, "Yes I am." along with several smiley face emojis and hearts.

It's been a little over one month since E! News confirmed that Richards' family had her briefly hospitalized.

A source confirmed that she had been released shortly after and gave no word on the exact reason behind her stay.

The former Bravolebrity was arrested for shoplifting upwards of $600 worth of merchandise from a Target store in the San Fernando Valley.

Richards ended up spending one night in jail before being released on $5,000 bail.
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Bethenny Frankel Reveals Surprising Origins of Real Housewives of New York Falling Out With Jill Zarin
Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin were the best of friends…until season three of The Real Housewives of New York City. Their infamous falling out was chronicled throughout that year and made for some pretty riveting TV—"Hiiiiiii! Surprise!" Now, almost five years later Bethenny is opening up about the big divide in an interview with Andy Cohen to celebrate The Real Housewives of New York City's 100th episode.

"I remember there was a turning point and I was hosting the Today show," Bethenny explained. "When I got there, the first thing that was told to me  by the producers was Jill called her and she lost her mind. ‘Why not me? I'm better than her.'"

Bethenny said she'd get invited to do other shows out in Los Angeles and Jill would ask why Bethenny wasn't bringing her and that they'd be better together. "Listen, I'm not in a girl band," Bethenny told Andy.

Then cameras went up on the show and the infamous "we're done" phone call took place. "It was like, 'Whoa, this is one cunning bitch,'" Bethenny said. "She's waiting to be on camera to come at me with things and make America hate me. It was really clear that she wanted people to hate me."

But that kind of backfired. Bethenny left the show after the third season—Jill left after season four—and Bethenny went on to have her own spinoff, a talk show, huge success with Skinnygirl and eventually return to RHONY.

The two supposedly made nice at the season three reunion, but judging from the above clip…yeah.

"It must be very difficult for her that she can say she's responsible for putting me on the show and people say I'm the most successful Housewife in history and she would've been on the ride with me," Bethenny said. "You know, pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered and that's how it goes."

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Gretchen Rossi Isn't Sure Why This "No Makeup Pic" Got So Much Attention

Gretchen Rossi didn't really think much of the barefaced selfie she posted to Instagram Wednesday afternoon.

In the pic, the former Real Housewives of Orange County star isn't wearing any makeup as she snuggles up to one of her dogs. This is Gretchen's "Happy Place at the end of the day," she explained, "cuddled in bed, no makeup, ready for beauty sleep."

The 36-year-old ex Bravo star was surprised when her sans fards snap made headlines. "So not really sure why this 'no makeup' pic got so much attention when I posted it yesterday," she wrote in an Instagram post Thursday, "because I have posted plenty of other pics and even a video washing my face with no makeup.....but ok."

Gretchen definitely doesn't regret sharing the makeup-free snap! "I'm comfortable in my own skin, makeup or not, and I'm proud to show women it's ok to be vulnerable and not perfect," she wrote. "I'm a true blonde so when I take off my makeup, my eyebrows and eyelashes are so light that they virtually disappear...the joys of being a true blonde."

The RHOC alum actually has her own line of cosmetics, Gretchen Christine, that she started after Real Housewives fans started asking about the different looks they saw her wearing on the show.

"...I had so many of my fans tweeting and emailing me saying, 'what kind of makeup are you wearing? You look really pretty in this scene' or 'what kind of lipstick do you have on?' so I started responding to some of my fans," she explained to Arizona Foothills Magazine back in 2013." that time, I would explain I was wearing this foundation called Clau De Pau and they would go online and look it up only to find out the foundation is $150 a bottle...They would write back and say 'Oh my gosh, that's so much money! I could never afford $150 for foundation.'"

"I started realizing there was this need in the market for high quality makeup at an affordable price," she added. "That's what really inspired me was the fans, they inspired me to start the cosmetics line."
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Thursday, September 10, 2015

NeNe Leakes Wants On 'Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills': 'They Need A Brown Girl'
NeNe Leakes is done with "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," but is down with "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

According to NeNe, the ladies of the 90210 could use a little diversity on Rodeo Drive.

"I would love to join the Beverly Hills 'Housewives.' I'd be the only brown girl there," NeNe, who will be appearing "The Real Husbands of Hollywood" and "Fashion Police," told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Thursday's Access Hollywood Live.

NeNe said she'd jump at the chance to mix it up with the cast at Pump, Sur and Villa Blanca.
"[I'd love] to fight those girls a little bit. They need a brown girl, I promise. I'd love to do it," she said with a smile.

As for why she left "Atlanta," Nene – who once famously proclaimed, "I am rich, bitch!" said her departure wasn't about the coin.

"Honey, money ain't everything, OK? I was the only original there, and it was the end of my contract," she explained. "I was offered Season 8, to come back, and it was my decision. I just wanted to do other things. Also, I felt like being on the show all of this time, I felt like I was being attacked a lot. I felt like it was very negative at times. And it was just time for me to sort of step back and just try other things.
I believe that NeNe and Kyle are cool (but then who isn't friends with Kyle?) so this makes some sense. But I've been saying for years that it's Real Housewives of New York that should've had a 'brown girl' on there by now, esp. considering NYC's renowned diversity.

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Melissa Gorga Speaks Of 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Bravo Premiere Date
Melissa Gorga spoke of the upcoming season seven premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Twitter earlier this month.
According to a report by AllAboutTRH, Gorga, who is believed to be returning to the show, along with Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita, gave an update on the show, but unfortunately, she didn't reveal much.

In response to a fan who tweeted, “I must say, I feel like a piece of my life is missing without a new season of #RHONJ,” Gorga wrote, "I hear Ya... Coming soon."

While Gorga told fans a premiere was coming soon, the show hasn't yet begun production, and thus far, no cast has been confirmed.

Around the time Gorga's tweet was shared, a source confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that Gorga, Giudice and Laurita had all been asked to return to The Real Housewives of New Jersey for its upcoming seventh season. However, Amber Marchese, Nicole Napolitano and Teresa Aprea had not been asked back to the Bravo reality series, and Dina Manzo isn't expected back either (she moved to Los Angeles after filming season six).

As for the roles of friends of the Housewives, they will reportedly be given to Kathy Wakile, the cousin of GIudice, and her sister, Rosie Pierri. Wakile and Pierri have appeared on the show for the last few seasons, and continue to be a hit with fans.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Heather Thomson Officially Leaves Real Housewives of New York City
New York City is officially down one housewife.

Heather Thomson will not be returning for the next season of The Real Housewives of New York City, the reality star confirmed to ET.

"The reality of it [is] that I just can't do it anymore," she told ET. "I have to focus on the things that are really, really important in my life, and that's my family and my business. While I'm filming the show, I also am running a multimillion dollar business, and it takes away a lot of my time from the company."

Thomson joined the show three years ago, and feuded with LuAnn de Lesseps after waking up to find a naked man brought home during their trip to Turks and Caicos. 

"My third year I kind of figured out where I was with the women," she said. "There was a beginning, middle and end for everything, and for me, that was the end. The opportunity, the experience – it was all amazing while it lasted. But, again … the third time was the charm for me."

Outside of her time on the show, Thomson is known as a businesswoman and the creator of Yummie by Heather Thomson, a brand of wardrobe essentials.
The show kept her away from her family and business?!? Yeah, ok Heather.

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Sheree Whitfield Asked Fan For $5 To Take A Picture with Him
Real Housewives Of Atlanta founding cast mate Sheree Whitfield recently announced that she will be returning for the next season of the hit Bravo show, but despite reports that she will be collecting a hefty paycheck to reprise her role as the sassy ex-baller’s wife, Whitfield is being put on blast for asking a fan for five dollars to take a picture with him!

Yesterday, a fan posted an Instagram video of himself after an encounter with Whitfield. In the video, he alleges that after he asked to take a photo with the reality star, she demanded that he pay her five dollars — to take the picture with his own phone!

After the fan’s video when viral, Whitfield responded — doubling down on her diva demands! In the insta comment captured by The Shade Room Whitfield said, “Most charge fees hunni! Next time it will be $10! #iworkhard #whogoncheckmeboo #umadornah #itwasagreatday”

As has reported, Whitfield’s return to Bravo comes with an impressive $250,000 payday. When last seen on RHOA, the star was working toward the completion of her dream home, Chateau Sheree. Fans look forward to seeing what, if any, progress has been made on the home since she left the show.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Dorinda Medley Reveals Feeling Guilt Over Late Husband’s Death OK! Magazine

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Porsha Williams Opens Up On Alleged Cynthia Bailey Attack
Porsha Williams has stayed mum about her run-in with Cynthia Bailey that ended with her kicking Williams in the gut (allegedly) while taping Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but she is able to joke about it now.

She made an appearance on The Tom Joyner Morning Show earlier this week and said she couldn’t say too much about it, but that didn’t stop her from laughing and joking about what her gut is telling her now.

“We’re still filming. We just did a photo shoot and some other things. But I can’t really go into detail. I’m not at liberty to say…Now my gut is telling me get a dang on egg mcmuffin…I’m hungry…

"But I would love to dish with y'all and tell y'all everything, but y'all have to invite me back in the fall and I promise you I will give you the scoop honey. I tell you my gut will have the same feeling then as it has now.”

She was also tight-lipped about the new stars on the show and suggested that while we have seen some rumored returners and fresh faces filming scenes with the stars, that’s not a confirmation that they’re joining the series.

“There’s a lot of rumored people…Well you know…There are a lot of pictures. We’ve done, like I said, scenes, and they’ve let the press be there. So they’ve caught pictures of Sheree [Whitfield]. They’ve caught pictures of Kim Fields. You know, all these different people I can’t confirm exactly who is on the cast or not because I really don’t know. All I know is that season will be built with a lot of friends. It will have a lot of people that are involved in the main cast members.”

As for her arch nemesis Kenya Moore, Williams, who plans on hitting the music scene in the near future, said they’ve changed their enemy status since the last season.

“Actually we’re getting along just fine. I think both of us were ready to forgive. Maybe not forget but move on. Grown women who are doing things in our communities. I don’t feel like arguing.”
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Monday, September 7, 2015

Tamra And Eddie Judge Fight Over $8,000 Gift To Son
On the next episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Tamra and Eddie Judge have an intense dinner that leads to the couple disagreeing on how to help their oldest son. Tamra, who was a single divorced mom to 30-year-old Ryan before marrying Eddie, decided to give her son nearly $8,000 in moving expenses without consulting new hubby. In previous episodes Tamra brushed giving Ryan the money off saying that she would eventually bring it up to Eddie.Tamra wanted Ryan and his girlfriend to move back to Orange County since the couple just had a baby, her first grandchild.

Back to the tension at dinner in the current episode. Eddie blows up at Tamra accusing her of being an enabler to Ryan. “He’s not a baby, he’s a man.” Eddie said over dinner. “He has to pay us back, this is a loan.” Tamra tells Eddie that she does not think this is a big deal and Eddie gets even tougher. “I think you’re making a big mistake.” He added.

Tamra and Eddie aren’t the only ones fighting in this episode. Vicki Gunvalson and her daughter Briana are fighting about Brooks again. Vicki’s boyfriend Brooks continues to be a sore spot with her daughter who does not like him. The two ladies end up yelling at each other and Vicki says she’s not arguing anymore about it in front of the cameras - ouch! Reality stars don’t typically acknowledge the cameras unless something super personal goes down that they don’t want documented on film for the show.

Also in this episode Shannon and David Beador get ambushed by their kids to have a sweet romantic dinner alone at home.  
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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Bethenny Frankel in Final Negotiations on Her Contract for Eight Season of 'Real Housewives of New York'
The B is back. “Real Housewives of New York” cast member Bethenny Frankel is in final negotiations on her contract for an upcoming season eight of the reality series, Confidenti@l has learned.

Her fellow cast members LuAnn de Lesseps and Carole Radziwill are also deep in negotiations and are seeking raises to return to the Bravo show.

The two are at war off screen as well as on, and producers want that to play out, we hear. Radziwill is still going strong with boytoy Adam Kenworthy, a much-younger chef. At her 52nd birthday in August, Radziwill posted a picture on Instagram of the two overlooking Manhattan, writing: “#cutepairdontcare and #summerlovin.”

Network execs and the show’s producers have not yet extended new season contracts to Ramona Singer or Kristen Taekman, who was rumored to be on the chopping block for being “boring.” But Taekman is back in play again after it was revealed that her husband, Josh, had an account on cheating site Ashley Madison.

In a “Real Housewives of New York City Secrets Revealed” special, which aired previously unseen footage of the ladies, producers included footage from the Taekmans’ 10th anniversary party. Those scenes now look much more salacious because of the cheating scandal. “Kristen definitely isn’t boring any more,” says one network insider. “She was perfect and pretty, and now she has problems like everyone else. That makes for good TV.”
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Teresa Giudice to Return to Real Housewives After Prison Sentence

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Tamra Judge's Ex Simon Barney Slams Her as 'Abusive' in Fiery Custody Battle Statement
Simon Barney is responding to allegations from his ex-wife, Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge, that he is an unfit father.

"I have always tried to keep quiet and take the high road," Barney says in a statement to PEOPLE. "Unfortunately the latest barrage of negative press has warranted some kind of statement. My statement is to set the record straight with facts, truths, not fabrications and accusations."

He continues, "Not only does my daughter have to read and hear about what her mother says about her father on the internet and various talk-shows, she is forced to relive it over and over from her 'friends and classmates.'"  

On Friday, Judge spoke out against her ex-husband in an interview with Radar Online, saying that he was turning their their daughter Sidney against her. She said Sidney's therapist testified the 16-year-old was suffering from "parental alienation," which occurs when a child rejects the parent he or she is not living with. Judge said Sidney's therapist referred to Barney as "the gatekeeper." 

"I've tried everything to get my daughter help," Judge said. "Simon fought so hard to get Sidney out of therapy and he went as far as to drag his daughter into a courtroom to testify how she doesn’t want any more therapy."

Sidney attended her parent's court hearing on Aug. 24 to let the judge know she didn't want to spend time with her mother, Radar reported. The court found Barney was "not involved in any alienating conduct in this case."

In July, Judge broke down on Watch What Happens Live after relinquishing full custody of Sidney to Barney when she was accused her of being a negligent mother in court documents.

"My oldest daughter has chosen to live with Simon because she is the one between the three kids – she got caught up in the middle of it," Judge told host Andy Cohen. "It's a bad case of parental alienation, and it's hard, and it's still a struggle, and I love her more than anything."

In his statement Thursday, Barney says he is protecting his daughter from Judge's behavior during the most recent season of Real Housewives of Orange County.

"The not so classy moments her mother is so famous for on the show which she is a main cast member, i.e., bathtub scene, talking about anal sex, talking about having sex with her husband, being topless, grabbing other women's body parts, trash talking, throwing wine, drunk, having her private parts in a man's face, having a male stripper's private parts in her face and being overall abusive," he says.
It's a shame that some people can't let things go and just do what's best for the kids.

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