Saturday, October 31, 2015

Ramona Singer Signs On For More ‘RHONY’ At Tiny Day Rate
Ramona Singer has bowed down to Bravo, has learned. In recent weeks, she had been putting up a fight with the network in the hopes of scoring a massive season contract for RHONY, but multiple sources confirmed that after Bravo wouldn’t budge, Singer finally gave in and signed up for a daily shoot rate.

“Ramona signed the daily rate contract with Bravo and began filming on Oct. 29,” a production insider told Radar.

Unfortunately, Singer didn’t get any financial perks for signing in this manner.

“She’s not getting a big salary,” a second source said. “She ended up having to go on a day rate so she only gets paid for days she films.”

As Radar first reported, Singer had originally banded together with Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan to demand they be given season contracts like Bethenny Frankel, Carole Radaziwill and Dorinda Medley.

But while Morgan and de Lesseps continue to hold out, Singer couldn’t wait any longer.

“She got afraid and accepted a low ball offer just so she could make it on to the show,” the source said. “She decided fame is more important than the money.”

And it doesn’t sound like the network is going to budge when it comes to the other two ladies, either.
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Vicki Gunvalson Gets Caught in a Lie over Brooks Ayers' Cancer
Orange you glad Vicki Gunvalson is finally coming clean?

In an exclusive sneak peek at Sunday's Real Housewives of Orange County reunion finale, the "O.G. of the OC" turns a major corner when she finally admits to lying about embattled ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers.

Gunvalson was under fire for most of season 10 for supporting Ayers as he claimed to deal with a cancer – a diagnosis many of Gunvalson's cast mates actively questioned

On Sunday's episode, former friend Shannon Beador backs Gunvalson into a corner about a particular story Gunvalson told her about enlisting the help of Heather Dubrow's husband (and Botched star) Terry when Ayers was violently ill one night.  

At the reunion, Gunvalson admits Ayers had actually insisted that she not involve the Dubrows, so she never called Terry – translation: Gunvalson lied to Beador.

"I fabricated it because I really was looking for compassion," she admits. 

When the ladies – including Gunvalson's daughter Briana Culberson, who openly despised Ayers during his relationship with her mother – won't let up, host Andy Cohen feels he has to point out: "That's a very important thing ... she's admitting something to you guys. You've been accusing her this whole season."

But, as Gunvalson has learned time and again this season, answering one question only opens the door for many, many more – most pointedly from sometime best friend Tamra Judge: "Why?"

Gunvalson admits, "I'm not sure why. He was getting so quiet-mouthed about including me on everything that I just wanted to say, 'You know what, this is your baby. I'm going to work, I'm going to handle my family. If you have cancer, if you don't have cancer ...' "

Then, perhaps most shockingly of all – and despite splitting from Ayers in August – Gunvalson maintains, "I still believe he has cancer."  
RELATED: Briana Gunvalson Says Mother Vicki’s ‘Filth’ Ex Brooks Hit On Her

Friday, October 30, 2015

Bethenny Frankel Will Appear on 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'
Real Housewives worlds collide this year thanks to Bethenny Frankel and she's pretty happy about it. E! News caught up with The Real Housewives of New  York City star at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation's annual awards luncheon where she dished about her big Real Housewives of Beverly Hills appearance.

"I've known Kyle [Richards] for years. I used to work for Kathy Hilton and take Paris and Nicky to school and so I knew them through Kyle who's a friend of mine and she was coming into town so I got together with her in the Hamptons," Bethenny told E! News exclusively. "All very natural, but you know she happens to be on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and I got to meet all her friends."

E! News reported Bethenny hosted a dinner for Kyle and her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills costars and "Bethenny was Bethenny," a source said. "She was very direct with everyone. She wasn't afraid to speak her mind."

"I really enjoyed shooting with the Beverly Hills cast. I feel like I was really part of their cast for a small minute. I had some preconceived notions and I really liked talking to them and I thought it was amusing. I met someone new that I hadn't met before and I had a great time," Bethenny told us. "I really did, and I thought it was funny and I think there was a little drama and of course I was right in the middle of it, but I'm never afraid to say what I think about something. I might have put my foot in my mouth but you know it was funny, it was good."
RELATED: Bethenny Frankel gets real about women in business: 'Be on top of it'

Bravo Announces New Show: 'The Real Housewives of Cheshire'
Media gears up for a new flock of international housewives with the acquisition of "The Real Housewives of Cheshire" premiering Saturday, November 14, at 12 p.m. ET/PT, with additional episodes airing every Saturday also at 12 p.m. ET/PT. The 10-episode series follows the glamorous lives of six ladies who run in Cheshire's most exclusive social circle. Sharing drama and their lavish lifestyles will be housewives Tanya Bardsley, Leanne Brown, Magali Gorré, Ampika Pickston, Lauren Simon and Dawn Ward.

In Cheshire, a county in Northwest England, there are only two ways to move: up or out. Nicknamed the "Golden Triangle," it is known for its expensive homes, famous residents and spectacular countryside. In the premiere, Dawn Ward's annual Crème De La Crème Charity Ball, one of the biggest events on the Cheshire social calendar, quickly approaches but not without a few snafus along the way. It's a whirlwind of panicked last-minute dress fittings and big misunderstandings over tickets as the housewives prepare to make their grand appearance...even if they are unwelcome.

Meet the Cast:

Tanya Bardsley
Former model and current life coach, Tanya Bardsley, is a self-proclaimed party girl, shopping enthusiast and plastic surgery lover. Tanya loves watching her soccer player husband, Phil Bardsley, score goals on the Stoke City soccer grounds. The two were married at the prestigious Peckforton Castle in Cheshire and traveled to Las Vegas for their honeymoon with friend of 10 years and fellow housewife, Leanne Brown and her husband.

Leanne Brown
Leanne Brown is a happy housewife who loves shopping, a good party and frequent trips to the salon. She and husband Wes Brown, a defensive soccer player for Sunderland, met at a nightclub and together have three daughters: Hallie, Lilia and Lola. Leanne is currently in the process of launching a children's fashion line inspired by her own kids.
Magali Gorré
Originally from The Hague in Holland, bubbly and fiery Magali Gorré believes everything in life is about respect, not just money and riches. She and her husband of 21 years, ex-professional soccer player Dean Gorré, are the parents to three soccer-playing boys: Kenji, Quinten and Aidan. Magali is currently writing her third book and has written soccer columns for several media outlets including Esquire, Grazia and The Telegraph.

Ampika Pickston
Savvy businesswoman and recent divorcee, Ampika Pickston, loves to be wined and dined from her many potential suitors. She runs her own lavishly-decorated beauty salon and spa, Opium, catering to the rich and famous of Cheshire. Ampika has one son, Jake, and a puppy named Bella whom she rescued from the ANIMAL shelter where she volunteers.

Lauren Simon
Born and bred in Cheshire, Lauren Simon is a stay-at-home mother and self-proclaimed "domestic goddess" who loves coffee, chocolate and men - but all have to be rich. It's a good thing her husband of 10 years, successful businessman Paul Simon, can afford to pay for her expensive hobbies including diamond shopping and party planning. Before transitioning into her role as a full-time housewife, Lauren worked in public relations and marketing for VIP events and nightclubs.

Dawn Ward
Dawn Ward, a well-respected interior designer whose high-profile clients include British television presenters and models, has been married to Manchester City soccer player and businessman Ashley Ward for 19 years. With her impeccable eye for design, Dawn lives with her husband in a grand family home on multiple acres, which houses their four daughters, private horse stables, and a personal beauty salon. Dawn's annual charity ball, Crème de la Crème, has some of the most sought-after tickets in all of Cheshire.

"The Real Housewives of Cheshire" is produced by Monkey, part of NBCUniversal International Studios and distributed in the US by NBCUniversal International Distribution. Monkey is also responsible for producing Bravo's "Newlyweds".

RELATED: I Am Way Too Excited About the Real Housewives of Cheshire 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

NeNe Leakes Confirmed to Return to 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta'

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Kim Richards: 2 For 1 Sentence In Target Shoplifting Case
Kim Richards copped a plea deal in her Target store shoplifting case, and the sentence is going to feel very familiar to her. 

Kim appeared in front of an L.A. judge who sentenced her to 300 hours of community service, 3 years probation, and 52 AA meetings.

Kim got precisely the same sentence for a drunken rampage at the Beverly Hills Hotel back in April. The judge decided she won't have to repeat the community service and AA meetings twice ... once will be sufficient. 

As TMZ reported, Richards was busted back in August for stealing more than $600 worth of Target merch at a Van Nuys store.  

She's been ordered to stay clear of the store.   

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Lea Black Doubles Up On Miami Mansion Sale
Roy Black -- the powerhouse attorney who handled Justin Bieber's Miami DUI case -- is about to score a sweet deal for his Miami mansion. 

Roy and his wife, ex 'Real Housewives of Miami' star Lea Black, just listed their palace on Star Island for $18 million -- an impressive price, considering they paid $7.5 million for it just 4 years ago.

The home was recently renovated and is huge -- 10,000 sq ft with 7 bedrooms and 7 baths, plus a guest house with 3 more rooms and 2 bathrooms.

Lea and Roy have options for a new primary residence -- they have another home in Miami, one in the Florida Keys, and one in L.A.

Kim Zolciak-Biermann Has Heart Surgery

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Kristen Taekman Leaving Real Housewives of New York City
See ya, says this Housewife. Kristen Taekman is the latest Real Housewives of New York City star to say goodbye to the Big Apple's franchise, she confirmed to Us Weekly on Monday, Oct. 26.

"My experience during my time on RHONY was fantastic and I made some great new friends," the model, 38, said in her statement to Us. "At this time in my life, I have decided to concentrate on my family and my new business ventures Pop Of Color nail polish and Last Night's Look, my fashion blog. I will remain a  Housewife and part of an amazing franchise forever and that is what is important."

Taekman first joined the series in Season 6, and continued her stint on RHONY alongside Bethenny Frankel, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Heather Thomson, Carole Radziwill, and newcomer Dorinda Medley in this past Season 7.

Joining Taekman in her departure is Thomson, whose exit from the franchise was revealed exclusively by Us Weekly back in July.
Taekman made quite the splash (literally!) in her first season on the series, after getting into a water- tossing fight with RHONY veteran Singer. While the following season was largely drama-free for Taekman — save for some minor squabbles with Bethenny and Sonja — the beautiful blonde couldn't say so regarding her personal life this past summer.

In August, it was revealed that her husband, Josh Taekman, was on infidelity website Ashley Madison, after hackers released millions of subscriber information in a massive leak.

In a statement to Us at the time, Josh apologized and admitted to registering on the site. "I signed up for the site foolishly and ignorantly with a group of friends and I deeply apologize for any embarrassment or pain I have brought to my wife and family," the Eboost founder told Us. "We both look forward to moving past this and getting on with our lives."
RELATED: Kristen Taekman Posts Photo Of Herself Puckering Up To Husband Josh, Says ‘Love Conquers All’

Report: Kim Richards Moves Into Condo After Being Nearly Homeless Following Rehab Stint
Kim Richards has reportedly found a place to live following the end of her most recent stint in rehab.
According to TMZ, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 51, moved into a new home after completing rehab. She had been living in her car after her family refused to take her in.

The former child actress’ new Westwood, Calif., condo is a 1 bedroom and 1 bath in an amenity building, with rents averaging $3k-$5k a month.

“Everything’s good,” Richards told longtime pal Brandi Glanville on her podcast, Brandi Glanville Unfiltered, on Wednesday, Oct. 21. “Just enjoying life, really, truly. It’s a good time for me right now.”

The reality star was sentenced to 52 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and 30 days of community labor following her arrest back in April after a drunken confrontation at the Beverly Hills Hotel. She was also arrested for shoplifting more than 100 items at a Target. Shortly after, her family checked her into rehab.

“One day at a time, sometimes one minute at a time,” the mother of four said during the podcast. “I’m living in the now, living in the present. If I look too far back or too far forward, it’s kind of crazy and I get fearful. Living in the present for me is just the best way, and the only way for me.”

Monday, October 26, 2015

­LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan and ­Ramona Singer Holding For More Money On 'RHONY'
There’s already drama behind the scenes of “The Real Housewives of New York,” which has begun filming its eighth season without three of the series’ stars who are holding out for more money.

Sources tell Page Six that the holdouts — ­LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan and ­Ramona Singer — are still negotiating new contracts since they want to get closer to the more than $1 million paycheck higher-paid co-star Bethenny Frankel is making.

But a source said the last-minute holding out “could work against them.” And if they don’t sign, Frankel has “a long list of friends” from which to suggest replacements on the show to Bravo.

Skinnygirl cocktail mogul Frankel scored a ­reported $1 million payday to return to the Bravo franchise last season, which gave the show a much needed boost. But “the other women aren’t even close” in salary, a source close to the show told us.
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Yolanda Foster Shares Update As She Continues To Battle Lyme Disease
Yolanda Foster recently gave an update about her health. "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star has been battling Lyme disease since 2012, and in a new Instagram post, the former model let her followers know that she intends to keep fighting the debilitating disease.

The 51-year old took to the photo sharing app on Wednesday, Oct. 21, to share a photo of herself during what appears to be a physical therapy session. She captioned the shot, "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you don't stop……..#SmallVictories #ComingBack #LymeDiseaseAwareness." In the photo, Foster is seen wearing a fitted white shirt and tan and white zebra print leggings.
Last week, the reality star also shared a photo of herself at a facility where she underwent Low Dose Immunotherapy for the first time. In the photo, a technician is seen injecting into Foster's arm. She captioned the photo, "Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional."

Since the star was diagnosed with Lyme disease, Foster has been regularly posting on social media to update her fans about her health and to share news about the various medical and alternative treatments that she has been trying and to spread awareness about the disease.

Earlier this month, Foster was honored at the Global Lyme Alliance Gala in New York City and she was given the Power of One award. During her speech, she revealed that her children, Bella, 18, and Anwar, 16, were also diagnosed with the disease in 2012.

"Watching my babies struggle in silence in order to support my journey, struck the deepest core of hopelessness in me," she said.
RELATED: Yolanda Foster Moves Out of Malibu Home: "Beautiful Ending to a Beautiful Chapter"

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Brooks Ayers Threatens To Sue Vicki Gunvalson If She Spills Cancer Secrets
Vicki Gunvalson is afraid to reveal the truth about Brooks Ayers’ cancer diagnosis because he has threatened to sue the Real Housewives of Orange County star, has learned.

“Vicki and Brooks signed a legal document stating they would never speak negatively about each other in the press when they started dating,” an insider told Radar.

Now, the source claimed, “Vicki is afraid to reveal her true thoughts about Brooks’ cancer diagnosis, because he has threatened to sue her. Citing the legal agreement, Brooks has told Vicki to keep her mouth shut” about claims he doesn’t have non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Indeed, legal action would not be a surprise coming from Ayers, since he recently sent RHOC star Meghan Edmonds a cease and desist letter for a similar reason, as Radar reported. And earlier this week, Gunvalson’s daughter Briana Culberson claimed he’s threatened to sue her as well.

Meanwhile, in a recent Bravo blog, Gunvalson continued to defend her ex-boyfriend Ayers‘ alleged battle with cancer, slamming former BFF Shannon Beador along the way.

“As I write this blog, I have so many mixed emotions, but mostly it’s sadness and betrayal,” Gunvalson shared. “The constant subject line of Brooks’ cancer, his choice of treatment, and if he was ‘faking’ it or not has gotten out of control. My stance is I do not believe he faked cancer, as there are way too many people involved, way too many doctor visits and way too many doctor reports which would be very difficult to falsify.”
RELATED:  Real Housewives of Orange County Ladies Have Celebratory Night Out Without Vicki Gunvalson

Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill Caught Filming Real Housewives of New York Season 8

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Tamra Judge Says Her Daughter Was Not the Author of Scathing Facebook Rant About Her
Tamra Judge claims her daughter Sidney Barney did not write a scatching Facebook rant directed toward her Thursday.

"I can guarantee she did not write it. I think we all know who did," Judge tweeted on Thursday after a Facebook post written from an account in Sidney's name slammed Judge as mentally and verbally abusive towards her 17-year-old daughter. The Facebook post has since been deleted. 

The Facebook post attributed to Sidney claimed the teen had asked her mother not to speak about her on The Real Housewives of Orange County, a request she had ignored.

"I try not to talk about personal family matters with my friends, but I was made aware that my mother was talking about me and discussing our personal family matters on the show again," read the Facebook post attributed to Sidney. "At this point I think it is necessary to tell the truth since she does not know how to tell the truth. The reason I do not live with my mother is not because of my dad, it is because she is mentally/verbally abusive and not a mother to me."

The post came after Judge spoke out about her strained relationship with Sidney during Monday's Real Housewives of Orange County reunion. Judge said Sidney has had little contact with her since the teen decided two years ago to move in with her father Simon Barney, Judge's ex-husband.

On Thursday, Judge addressed the Facebook post in several tweets while responding to questions from her followers.

"It's heart breaking. I can do no right," Judge tweeted after a follower told her own story of having a "daughter who turned against me." 

When a follower said she had experienced a similar situation but had since patched things up with her daughter, Judge wrote: "I hope it turns out that way for me too."  

When one follower suggested giving up the Bravo reality show would repair Judge's relationship with Sidney, Judge tweeted, "not true I already suggested it." 
RELATED:  It's WAR! Tamra Judge’s Estranged Daughter Declares War — ‘RHOC’ Star ‘Does Not Know How To Tell The Truth’

Friday, October 23, 2015

Heather Thomson Says Company Co-Manager Cost Her Business 'RHONY' Camera Time & Money
'Real Housewives of NY' star Heather Thomson is desperate to give her company's manager the boot after she says he squashed any chances of featuring the brand on 'RHONY.'

Thomson is suing Eric Rothfeld, who manages and owns part of Yummie by Heather Thomson, because she says he refused to allow the show's cameras in their building. In the suit, Heather says Eric's decision hurts their bottom line ... since being on the show would be a great promotional opportunity for Yummie.

She says Eric's killed other media opportunities as well, but since he's part owner of the company ... Heather can't just fire him. She's trying to put a new manager in Rothfeld's position, but he's fighting that.

Heather wants a judge to validate the steps she's already taken to 86 Rothfeld as manager. 

Kyle Richards Husband Mauricio Umansky Calls BS: Brandi Glanville's NOT Coming Back To 'RHOBH'
Mauricio Umansky was first shocked and then scoffed at a new report claiming Brandi Glanville is making her triumphant return to "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

Mauricio was leaving Craig's in WeHo Wednesday night when our photog clearly surprised Kyle Richards' hubby, and he used all the vocal force he could muster to shoot it down. 

Kyle and Brandi hate each other ... at least that's the way it played on the show.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Brooks Ayers Speaks Exclusively to E! - Full Interview, Slams Vicki Gunvanson's Daughter Briana

RELATED: Over For Good! Vicki Gunvalson Reveals Why She Will Never Take Brooks Ayers Back — And Why He Fled The OC

Brandi Glanville Is Reportedly Returning to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for Season 6
Hide the wine glasses! After announcing in June she was leaving The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Brandi Glanville — who memorably threw a cocktail in costar Eileen Davidson’s face in Season 5 — has taped scenes for the upcoming sixth installment of the Bravo hit, sources reveal in the new issue of Us Weekly

“She’ll pop up here and there,” one insider says of the mom of two, 42, who last season clashed with nearly every single one of her cast members, including Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, and Davidson. “But by no means will she be on full time.” 

Producers have already filled Glanville’s Louboutins. As Us previously reported, Kathryn Edwards, the ex-wife of NFL legend Marcus Allen, and Erika Jayne, a singer from Atlanta, Ga., have joined the cast. (Bravo has yet to announce a premiere date for the new season.)

But even with those additions, Glanville’s spunky energy was missed, says a second source: “Producers brought her back to bring in some drama and liven things up.” 
Glanville joined the show in Season 2 and quickly became known for her call-it-like-I-see-it attitude and curse-filled rants, which led to numerous disputes with the other Housewives over the years.

Her return isn’t completely unexpected. When The New York Times best-selling author announced her exit
"After a lot of careful thought and deliberation, I have decided not to return to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," the Bravolebrity shared with listeners. "I mean, they've been awesome. And Bravo will always be my family. Like [executive producer] Andy [Cohen] said, 'It's the mafia, you never really get to leave us.’"

A rep for Bravo had no comment.
RELATED: Kim Richards Opens Up to Brandi Glanville About Sobriety: 'I'm Super Grateful For Right Now'

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Melissa Gorga Is Opening a Clothing Boutique
Envious of Melissa Gorga’s style? Now there’s no need to be.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, 36, is opening an upscale clothing boutique, envy by Melissa Gorga, in Montclair, N.J., in November.

"Moving into apparel was a natural next step for me,” Gorga, who launched a jewelry line with HSN in 2014, tells Us Weekly exclusively. “Fashion and styling is something that I have always enjoyed.” 

Gorga hand-selected the labels she will feature, including Elizabeth & James, Derek Lam, and Jay Godfrey. “Over the past several months I have been meeting with brands and visiting showrooms to pull together a mix of some of my favorite designers,” adds the Bravo star, who will also launch an e-commerce website by the end of the year.

The new business venture is a family affair. Melissa’s husband, Joe, 41, a developer, "is helping build out the interior to really bring my vision for the store to life with beautiful trim work, elegant lighting, and lots of textures,” says the mom of three. "I am designing the boutique to feel like you are stepping into a closet that's warm yet contemporary.”

The Gorgas can currently be seen on Bravo’s three-part special The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In, on Sundays at 8 p.m. On the miniseries, the Gorgas pitch in to help their in-laws, the Giudices, while Joe's sister, Teresa Giudice, is serving time in federal prison.

Lynne Curtin Wants To Return To 'RHOC': Lauri Peterson Not So Sure, Jeana Keough 'No'
It was a blast from the past on Watch What Happens Live! Andy Cohen brought together three former Real Housewives of Orange County stars—Lauri Peterson, Lynne Curtin and Jeana Keough—to weigh in on the RHOC season, the reunion drama and stoke the flames of possible comebacks.

Both Jeana and Lynne appeared this season of RHOC and Lauri previously returned in season eight as a "friend." So would they come back as full-time cast members?

"No," Jeana quickly answered when asked by a caller whether she'd be back full-time. The same caller asked which cast member she'd vote off and Meghan King Edmonds was her voice.

"Probably not," Lauri said. But Andy was quick to point out Lauri always has "caveats." "It's always a discussion," he said. As for who she'd vote off, it's her frienemy Vicki Gunvalson.

"I would love to come back, of course," Lynne said. Lynne was a cast member for seasons four and five and has popped back up ere and there. She said her daughters, who were featured prominently during her time on the show, are "a little scorned" from the experience.

"They won't let me watch the show right now," she said. They're a little bit hurt by things that happened on the show with them. For the most part they've survived, as I have."

Lauri gave an update on her son Joshua is still struggling with addiction. "It's not good," she said. They are in contact though, but it's "really bad."  "At this point, our government hasn't figured out how to handle addiction and until they figure out how to treat it like an illness instead of criminalizing it, things just aren't going to change, so it's really bad."

Meanwhile, Jeana, who is friends with both Tamra Judge and her ex Simon Barney, said she talks to both of them and said they both encourage the kids to see each other. Tamra revealed her son Spencer lives with her and her daughter Sidney lives with Simon.
RELATED:  Meghan Edmonds Hassles Vicki: ‘You Though Jeana Was Disgusting’

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Teresa Giudice's Husband Joe Giudice To Serve Prison S entence at FCI Fort Dix
Joe Giudice revealed on the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" special Sunday night that he will be serving his 41-month sentence at the Federal Correctional Institute in Fort Dix, a low-security prison in Burlington County.

In a conversation with his brother-in-law Joe Gorga on the way to the Giudices' vacation home in Manahawkin (since foreclosed upon), Giudice indicated a sign for Fort Dix and said, "That's where I'm stationed to go at the (bleeping) end of March." He also called his daughter Gia, in another car, to point out the prison, joking, "I'm gonna become a military expert."

Fort Dix FCI includes a minimum-security prison camp, and the entire facility houses 4,655 male offenders. The average sentence served per prisoner is 89 months, and the average age of prisoners is 37. Most of the inmates are from the surrounding area, with a large number of "deportable aliens," according to the prison handbook.

Giudice and his wife Teresa pleaded guilty in 2014 to bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. He reports in March. Following his sentence, he faces deportation to his native Italy because he never became a United States citizen. Teresa is currently serving her 15-month sentence at the Federal Correctional Institute in Danbury, Conn., and is due to be released to home confinement in December. 
RELATED: Joe Giudice Says Teresa Would 'of Course' Follow Him to Italy If He Gets Deported Following Prison Sentence

Monday, October 19, 2015

Did Porsha Williams Make Up Recent Gay Rumors About Ex-Husband Kordell Stewart?
Porsha Williams was very upset when she learned that her husband, Kordell Stewart, had filed for divorce behind her back. Porsha learned that he had filed for divorce when she was going through her social media accounts. It was completely heartbreaking, and the filing happens as the ladies were watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta season on television. It was Porsha’s first season on the show, and she appeared to be enjoying it.

But during Porsha Williams’ second season, she tried to make sense of the divorce. Clearly, it came as a shock to her, and she talked to her family and her friends about the split. And some of her friends started questioning whether Kordell was indeed into women. As Porsha revealed on the show, she could be naked right next to him and he would completely ignore her.

According to a new report, Porsha Williams is now being accused of planting more gay rumors about her husband. Recently, a man named Andrew Caldwell, who also happens to be a YouTube celebrity, revealed that he had a romantic relationship with Kordell. Andrew revealed that it had also been sexual. He later recanted the story, and now sources hint that Williams could have been behind the setup.

“I’ve never met the brother before. I’m a heterosexual man,” Kordell revealed during an interview with The Big Tigger Show, adding that the gay rumors started over 20 years ago when he was working as a professional football player, and then the rumors resurfaced when Porsha Williams started accusing him of liking the other sex on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

“She created accusations with her castmates, yes she did,” Kordell revealed, adding that she was going it out of spite, saying, “Bitterness. Dude, I filed for divorce … She alluded to [my rumored homosexuality] with Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks about the little sex toys that Kandi sells … They were trying to insinuate a little something, and I figure that’s what escalated it even more on a whole ‘nother level, because it started in the world of sports and you’re bringing it to pop culture.” Surely, it isn’t nice to be accused of something he isn’t, and he revealed that he will take legal action to punish those who start these rumors. Kordell isn’t surprised that the rumors have resurfaced, but he is ready to fight the source. “There are repercussions when it comes to running your mouth and getting out of order,” said Kordell, adding, “That goes for those castmates on the Housewives show and it goes for that ‘delivert’ dude.” Kordell filed for divorce in March of 2013, just short of 2 years after they got married. The divorce was finalized in December, 2013, and Porsha Williams walked away with nothing. Porsha has used The Real Housewives of Atlanta to share her story, but Stewart also made some appearances to clear his name. He talked to Peter Thomas about tax issues to make Williams look bad.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Vicki Gunvalson's Ex-Boyfriend Brooks Ayers Breaks Silence on Split, Reacts to Faking Cancer Accusations
Brooks Ayers wants to set the record straight about his love life and his health following some serious drama and shocking accusations on The Real Housewives of Orange County.

In an exclusive interview with E! News, set to air in two parts on Monday and Tuesday, the ex-boyfriend of cast member Vicki Gunvalson breaks his silence about their split. He also talks about his relationship with her daughter and finally answers once and for all whether he is exaggerating his cancer battle, following recent accusations of faking it.

He and Gunvalson had announced their split in August, following four years of dating. In the new E! News interview, Ayers talks about how he and Vicki are moving on—and gives an unexpected answer when asked about his own dating situation! Is He also reveals what ultimately drove him and Gunvalson apart. Would they still be together if it weren't for the show and the women? Plus, is he still in love with her?

Ayers had said in 2014 he was battling Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, an aggressive form of blood cancer, following an initial diagnosis from the year before, Bravo's website reported. Several of Gunvalson's co-stars have accused Ayers of faking his illness.

On an episode of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Orange County that aired in August, a psychic was shown telling three cast members that he had a "wishy-washy perspective" on "the cancer issue."

"HE is NOT faking's a fake story that the girls made up," Gunvalson had said on Twitter that month, days before she revealed she and Ayers broke up.

On Bravo's Watch What Happens Live this week, she told host Andy Cohen, regarding her ex's health, that he is "sick."

On the Real Housewives of Orange County season 10 finale, cast member Tamra Judge told Gunvalson, "You're not Jesus and you're not getting nailed to the cross, but you could be going to hell if you're lying about cancer."

On the season 10 reunion (which airs in three parts over the next three weeks, starting on Monday on Bravo at 9 p.m. ET/PT), co-stars Heather Dubrow and Shannon Beador also voice skepticism about whether or not Ayers has the disease. Gunvalson tells the women, "I don't have any proof that he's not faking cancer and I don't have proof that he is."

In the new E! News interview, Ayers says she had told him after the Real Housewives of Orange County reunion taping, "I truly believe everything that you told me, the ladies just backed me into a corner."
He also reveals which former cast members have supported him and whether he would be willing to take a lie detector test.

Also in the E! News interview, Ayers says Gunvalson's daughter Briana is the one who got the story wrong regarding his previous health issues. He talks about their relationship and makes a shocking claim as to the root cause of her resentment towards him.

And when it comes to the Real Housewives star, he minces no words; Ayers gets candid about how he feels about the Housewives who spoke negatively about him on the show, namely Judge and Meghan King Edmonds.
RELATED:  Shannon Beador Says She Has Proof Brooks Ayers Is Faking Cancer

Teresa Giudice Wanted to Hide News of Her Prison Shakedown from Daughter Gia
Teresa Giudice's time in prison may be almost up, but the latest episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In gives more unsettling insight on the emotional impact of her scary shakedown.

In an extended version of the clip shown on last Sunday's Watch What Happens Live, Joe Giudice takes his daily call from his wife, who tells him, "Go in the other room, I don't want the girls to hear this."

Then she tells him about frightening incident that stemmed from Teresa asking her daughter Gia to tweet to her fans to thank them for their support earlier this summer. 

"Our room got shaken down," she tells Joe, 43. "I guess they were looking for a cell phone or something. ... They're so invading, like you have to bend down and cough."  

Says Joe, "I never thought my wife would be getting a shakedown. That definitely makes me upset thinking my poor wife has to go through this bulls--- in there."

But what's most concerning for Teresa, 43, is how it might impact her oldest daughter Gia: "I don't want her to think that she did anything wrong. She didn't anything wrong. She did what I told her. I asked her to do it."

The alarming encounter proved once more that prison for Teresa has not been, as Joe described it in Sunday's premiere, a "low-budget spa."

As Teresa's attorney James J. Leonard, Jr., told RHONJ cameras during the premiere: "This is not a country club, this is not a day in the park for her, you know, she's in prison." 
RELATED: How The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Gia Giudice Is Stepping Up While Mom Teresa Is Away

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sheree Whitfield Allegedly Offered A Fulltime Spot On RHOA In Exchange For Producer Stealing Her Reality Show Idea
Have you wondered why Sheree Whitfield is back on RHOA for season 8 after departing in season 4? According to The Daily Mail, Sheree thinks she was tricked! In addition to being a fitness guru and former clothing designer, (remember #SheBySheree?) the 45-year-old is also a licensed real estate agent.

Though she has yet to finish building her own mansion, “Chateau Sheree”, she’s said to be great at selling other people homes. While working in the field, she’s met several other successful women brokers and of course they need a reality show.

Sheree pitched the idea to one of the RHOA executive producers, Carlos King who then went behind her back and pitched the idea to several networks. WeTV eventually picked up the series, Selling It: In the ATL as a spin-off of Cutting It: In the ATL.

In effort to not have Sheree sue him for stealing her idea, Carlos offered her a co-executive producer title on “Selling It” and a full time role on RHOA. Sheree thought she was going to step into Nene‘s queen bee position and have season 8 focus on her return the way Bravo promoted Bethenny Frankels return to the Real Housewives of New York.

Sheree started filming before receiving her contract. Once she did, she learned she was only in 10 of the seasons 24 episodes and her services won’t be needed for the three part reunion show! #Ouch

Supposedly, Sheree’s last day filming was in DC during the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March which she attended with Porsha.

Now that Sheree is left out for the rest of the season, she’s upset! But we don’t understand her issue, she’s actually winning. After a three year TV hiatus, she’s getting an executive producer credit and checks for the two series and she doesn’t even have to put up with the cast full time?

If she really wants to hold a peach again, all she has to do is take some notes from Porsha who was demoted and promoted within one season. Sheree just needs to find some mess to get into during the hiatus and she’ll be back to full time peach by season 9!
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Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador Talk Reunion Special

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Brandi Glanville (Allegedly) Parts For Good With Bravo
Fans had been urging for Brandi Glanville to come back to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and it seems like Bravo decided to act on it. Even Andy Cohen had quipped in that real charm of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will be lost is Brandi Glanville isn’t a part of the show. However, he couldn’t say anything else since Brandi left the show on her own and it was her own choice if she wanted to come back for the next season.

Inquisitr has reported that Brandi Glanville was offered a lucrative deal by Bravo, where she was supposed to be paid $15,000 for every episode in the next season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but she turned it down.

Brandi Glanville had quit the show stating that she won’t be coming back, but given the kind of fan base she has, Bravo was hoping for her to come back in the show as a friend, but that seems like a distant possibility now.

Brandi Glanville had decided to quit the show after she had major issues with all the cast members. She didn’t get alone with Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump or Lisa Rinna. She had made herself into an alien and hence it was getting difficult for her to continue in the show.

Brandi Glanville, Andy Cohen said was decided to move out of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills so that she could focus on her television show and she had decided to wrap up her story in there.

Brandi Glanville made an appearance at the Howard Stern show and informed the audience that when she first joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in Season 2, she was supposed to make an appearance as a friend for $16,000 per episode. She was then made a series regular and her pay was hiked to $500,000 per episode in Season 3 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Now with the report that Brandi Glanville is being offered a meager $15,000 per episode, there are no chances that she will be willing to come back. Even fans are of the opinion that the deal isn’t good enough to better the time when she was a new face in the show way back in Season 2. Fans might have to come to terms with a new season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills without Glanville in it.
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Heather Dubrow is Done With Vicki Gunvalson, Says Friendship is Over

RELATED: Heather Dubrow Says Brooks Ayers Faces The Terry Phone Call Lie At ‘RHOC’ Reunion, Shannon Beador Adds Vicki Lied With Brooks

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Jacqueline Laurita on List of Biggest New Jersey Tax Delinquents
It’s, like, didn’t these “Real Housewives” stars have enough problems already?

The state Department of the Treasury has identified the state’s top business and individual tax delinquents who owe a combined $83 million, and a “Real Housewives” couple found themselves on the list.

“Real Housewives” stars Jacqueline and Chris Laurita of Franklin Lakes, who have bankruptcy and foreclosure issues, appeared at number 54 on the list, each owing $338,337.05. A home owned by Chris Laurita, located in Wayne, is 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, according to

The custom-built six-bedroom home features ornate millwork, hand-painted murals in the dining room, a custom kitchen with a wine fridge, according to the report. According to court recods, 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.

The Lauritas were not initially not invited back for the show’s sixth season, though they did appear in later episodes, commenting on the legal drama surrounding co-star and frenemy Teresa Giudice, according to the report.
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Vicki Gunvalson Admits to a "Couple of Lies" About Ex Brooks Ayers
It’s hard to know who to believe these days. In a new sneak peek clip for the Real Housewives of Orange County reunion special, Vicki Gunvalson can’t seem to get her story straight. 

In the clip the OG reality star, 53, is filmed getting ready to sit on the couch with her costars and host Andy Cohen, saying, “I didn’t lie about anything. Well, maybe a couple of lies.” 

As her heated RHOC costars, specifically newbie and main adversary Meghan King Edmonds, continue to question her ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers’ claims that he is battling cancer, Gunvalson says, “I don’t have any proof that he’s not faking cancer and I don’t have any proof that he is.”
After the other ladies continue to browbeat Gunvalson about Ayers, she shouts, “I didn’t lie on purpose!”

Ayers, who apparently couldn’t appear on the reunion due to a work trip, told his side of the story to Cohen in a previously taped segment, which will air during the RHOC reunion.
Gunvalson’s ex also spoke with Us Weekly about his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma earlier this month, saying, “These ladies are barely acquaintances with me. I see them three or four times a year, and for them to pretend like they know everything that’s going on in my head and my doctor’s appointments and what I’m doing and what I’m going through … That’s the sad part, where I’m having to spend negative energy and unnecessary stress to be able to deal with an issue to try and rid my body of this cancer.”
RELATED: Brooks Ayers & ‘Real Housewives’ Vicki Gunvalson Cancer Claim Slammed By Shannon Beador: Preview ‘RHOC’ Reunion!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Caroline Manzo on 'The Steve Harvey Show'

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Why Real Housewives of Orange County's Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers Broke Up
Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers have weathered a cancer scandal, her daughter's disapproval and the demands of broadcasting their private lives on TV.

But in the end, the strain proved too much for their relationship, the Real Housewives of Orange County star revealed Monday night on Watch What Happens Live.

Asked by Andy Cohen what factors led to their August breakup, Gunvalson ticked off a laundry list of reasons.

"There was a lot of things. I just think that the conflict with Briana, and him and I and him being from the South, he really wanted to go back to the South, and I just think the stress of the show, and he's sick, and at the end of the day it just didn't work anymore," she said. 

"Long-term, we were not gonna work," she added. "Short-term, it was amazing."  

In September, her costar and close friend Tamra Judge told Cohen that Ayers was the one to call it quits, saying Gunvalson, 53, is "really heartbroken."

During Monday night's RHOC finale, Gunvalson defended Ayers against her girlfriends' mounting accusations that he is faking cancer.

And on WWHL, she said the Housewives have not been supporting her after the split. 

"They're not there for me," she said. "That makes me realize that we're just TV friends I guess, I don't know."  
RELATED: The Truth At Last! Tamra Judge Reveals Why She Doesn’t Believe Brooks Ayers’ Cancer Claim — And What Vicki Gunvalson Knew

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Teresa Giudice Slapped With Two More Months Of Lockup
The finish line of Teresa Giudice‘s prison stint is in sight, but has learned she won’t be released free and clear just yet. According to an insider, the reality star turned felon will be required to complete two months of house arrest after her release from prison in December.

Even though Teresa is being released in December, “She will still be under the supervision of the Bureau of Prisons and will be required to wear an ankle bracelet while under house arrest until February 2016,” an insider told Radar. “She will only be able to leave the house with prior permission from the B.O.P. If she attempts to leave without permission, Teresa will go back to prison.”

Meanwhile, her husband Joe “is being told to expect to surrender to a federal prison in early March,” the insider said. “This will give Teresa and Joe around three months together, as she is going to be released hopefully before Christmas. Joe isn’t thinking about going away for almost four years. Instead, he is focused on being reunited with his wife.

“Teresa is obviously counting down the days to the release, and is happy to have three months with Joe. It’s more time than Teresa had previously been told they would have together as a family,” the source explained.

As Radar reported, Joe recently said in an interview with TODAY‘s Tamron Hall that he was to blame for Teresa’s prison sentence for fraud.

“I was to blame — I took full responsibility for everything, but they still put her away,” the burly New Jersey native told Hall. “I mean, I was supposed to go away, not her. And that was part of the plea. What I thought, anyway.”
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Shannon Beador Has a Heated Confrontation With Vicki Gunvalson on The Real Housewives of Orange County Finale
The Real Housewives of Orange County season 10 is coming to a close and it's safe to say some relationships will never be the same. Former gal pals Vicki Gunvalson and Shannon Beador seem to be closing out the season on opposite sides of the friendship fence, as you can see in the exclusive clip below.

Everybody has been harping on Vicki and her (then) boyfriend Brooks Ayers about whether or not he actually has cancer. In the process a rift formed between Viciki and Shannon—and that rift widened exponentially at Tamra Judge's baptism when Vicki's brother's girlfriend confronts Shannon about David Beador's affair.

"She's going to go beat somebody's ass," RHOC's Lizzie said as Shannon marched toward Vicki.

"Thank you so much, for being the true friend and not telling anybody my secrets," Shannon said as she clenched Vicki's arm.

"What secrets?" Vicki asked. "What just happened?"

Oh yeah, the affair.

"It wasn't like I was telling a secret," Vicki said in a confessional. "Shannon had already told Tamra and Heather. I was just telling Rhonda and Billy what they were going through because Billy knows David and Shannon because we were in Mexico together."

Rhonda brought up the affair because of all the talk about Brooks' cancer battle.

"I'm just gonna say, 'Shannon vs. Vicki.' That pretty much describes the finale to me," Shannon told us in September. "And it's not something that I'm excited about. It's not something that should've happened."
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Monday, October 12, 2015

Kandi Burruss On Porsha Williams & Cynthia Bailey's Recent Fight
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kandi Burruss has opened up about what she thinks happened during the recent on-set altercation between her fellow housewives Porsha Williams and Cynthia Bailey.

During a recent interview with Hip Hollywood, Burruss said that the spat between Williams and Bailey -- which she jokingly described as "good TV" -- "was one of those arguments that kind of got out of control."

"It wasn't even initially them arguing," revealed the 39-year-old former Xscape member. "The best way I can describe it is ... you know the year that me, Cynthia, Peter [Thomas] and Todd [Tucker] almost got into it ... like the arguing didn't' even start with us ... and then all of the sudden that negative energy was transferred ... I feel like it was similar to that where other people who were going back and forth, and [the energy] transferred and then they started having words."

"Cynthia said she felted threatened," added Burruss, before bursting into laughter.

As previously reported last month, Bailey kicked Porsha in the stomach while filming the upcoming season 8 of the Bravo reality series on a boat. Sources told TMZ that Williams called Bailey a bitch, prompting the latter to distance herself. Bailey reportedly walked to the other side of the boat, but Williams followed.

According to E! News, Williams walked to where Bailey was sitting and tried to hash it out again, causing Bailey to snap and kick Williams in the gut while wearing high heels. Producers of the show reportedly came in before Williams could react and restrained her. Williams was said to have been brought to the hospital where she was given pain meds.
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How Teresa Giudice Mothers Her Daughters from Inside Prison: 'I Don't Want It to Affect Them in Any Way'
Just because Teresa Giudice is behind bars doesn't mean she's out of her children's lives.

In fact, the Real Housewives of New Jersey Star, who will be released on Dec. 23, helped plan her daughter Gia's eighth-grade formal with the help of cousin Teresa, who said Giudice had sent multiple emails on the day of the event to ensure every detail down to the table cloths was perfect.

On the first episode in three-part special The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In, which premiered Sunday night, viewers got a look at how the Giudice girls – Gia, Milania, Gabriella and Audriana – were coping with their mom's absence – and how she worked to make it up to them.

In a phone call with husband Joe, she stated clearly of her time away: "I don't want it to affect them in any way." 

Daughter Gia said keeping a sense of normalcy went as far as telling the youngest daughters that Teresa is "working" as opposed to in prison, though Joe clarified on Sunday's Watch What Happens Live that all the girls are aware.  
When it came to the planning for Gia's party, though, Joe affirmed, "My wife, she doesn't miss a beat, for sure."

Her attorney, James J. Leonard Jr., had a more colorful take: "I tell Joe she's like a crime boss – she barks out orders, and if you don't do what she wants, she isn't happy."
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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Bethenny Frankel To Call The Shots As Producer Of 'Real Housewives'
“Real Housewives of New York” kicks off filming Monday, Confidenti@l has learned, with Bethenny Frankel acting as an uncredited producer for the eighth season of the Bravo reality show.

“She is acting as a producer and if she doesn’t like you, you’re off the show,” one source close to production tells us. “You saw what happened with Kristen (Taekman) and Heather (Thomson). Bye-bye, see you later. She didn’t like them.”

Our source adds that along with series creator Andy Cohen, Frankel is calling the shots behind the scenes on how she is portrayed.

“It’s come down to what she talks about with her shrink in her therapy sessions that air. Last year she made the show do a contracted four sessions with her psychiatrist and the point was to soften her image and bring out the violins,” adds our insider.

We’re told that focus groups that had viewed advance cuts of the show saw her as popular, but also “hard and tough and unapproachable,” which Frankel wanted to fix.

“(Bravo) uses focus groups throughout filming and editing to filter out scenes to determine how the show gets cut. The advance viewings are done around New York City,” says the source.
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