Put the claws away! Gretchen Rossi has "traded the fighting for fashion."While Gretchen was unsure about her return to reality, she did have a comment about her feelings on Real Housewives of Orange County.
The Real Housewives star stopped by a local CBS station to discuss the next chapter of her life, and that means a new pet project for the reality star: hip new clothes!
had a lot of women reach out to me on the show that just said, ‘I want
to look and feel my best and you always seem to look and feel great, so
how do you do it?’ And so I really wanted to bring affordable fashion
and beauty to all of my fans and customers,” she said.
So look good and pay less? We're so on board!
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Bethenny Frankel Talks 'Real Housewives' and New Book "I Suck At Relationships So You Don’t Have To" on Sway in the Morning
RELATED: New Skinnygirl Digs: The Official Photos Of Bethenny Frankel’s $4.2 Million Apartment In 8 Clicks!
It's seven months since her husband started his eight-year prison sentence for fraud involving a $2.3 million money laundering scheme.And Phaedra Parks fought back tears as she revealed that she hasn't filed for divorce against Apollo Nida in Sunday's emotional Real Housewives Of Atlanta reunion show on Bravo.The 43-year-old also said she hadn't taken their sons Ayden, four, and 20-month-old Dylan to see their dad in Lexington Federal Prison in Kentucky.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley is brand new to the show, but since she knows Ramona Singer, she can handle the drama on the show. As a single mother who is dating a dry cleaner, fans love this breath of fresh air. And it sounds like Dorinda respects the many different women on the show, including the abrasive Bethenny Frankel.
Of course, Dorinda Medley is very different from Singer and Frankel. Many people love the fact that she is dating a dry cleaner and doesn’t go for the healthy millionaire. Dorinda wants a strong connection with her date, and it sounds like these two do get along great.
According to a new Bravo report, The Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley is now speaking out about her experiences on the show, including her first impression of Bethenny Frankel.
Apparently, Medley has been hanging out with Frankel, and she recently went to visit Bethenny at her new apartment. Dorinda appears to respect her new co-star and everything she stands for.
“Bethenny invited me to see the new apartment on Twitter on Tuesday night, and I’m so excited. Looks like a really great pad. B knows what she wants, how she wants it, and when she wants it. I admire that tremendously,” Dorinda Medley has revealed about Bethenny, adding about her interior design skills, “I need her to come up to the Berkshires with me and help me shake things up. I think her new SoHo apartment is even nicer than the TriBeCa apartment from the pictures I’ve seen. I’m can’t wait to go visit.”
Of course, some of the housewives were surprised to see Dorinda Medley’s boyfriend at Beautique without her. As Sonja Morgan pointed out, the ladies hadn’t invited her to come out because she wasn’t single. So when he showed up without her late at night, some of the ladies were questioning his motives. But Medley trusts him.
“I am always excited to take some time out and meet John up for a lunch or a drink, if our paths can cross between meetings and errands. It’s true, we don’t live together, and we don’t see each other every day, but because of that, I want to make the most of our time together. I love him, and he makes me happy,” Dorinda points out.
Dorinda Medley hasn’t really opened up about losing her husband on the show. According to the Inquisitr, Medley’s deceased husband died from liver failure in 2011. The death was tough on Medley, who was truly in love with her husband.
Kim Richards' Son Chad Davis Says Resident Ratchet Queen Brandi Glanville Is "Toxic" During Dr. Phil Intervention
Drama for his momma! Kim Richards' son Chad Davis joined the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star on Dr. Phil, where he called out Brandi Glanville as a bad influence.
Preview clips from the formal interview — along with excerpts — were released to Us Weekly on Monday, April 27, and revealed how the incident first started. According to Richards, she poured herself a "good-sized [drink]" and started to drive home when she thought she would swing by the Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel. As previously reported, it was at the swanky venue that Richards caused a scene and was taken into custody.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Nearly 18 months after Ramona Singer filed for divorce from cheating husband Mario, RadarOnline.com has learned she’s having second thoughts! The blonde reality star has been calling her estranged ex late at night, according to an insider, begging for a reconciliation — but he is refusing her advances.RELATED: Video: Ramona Singer's Divorce Improved Her Friendship With Bethenny Frankel
The late night phone calls began after RHONY premiered, an insider told Radar.
Ramona, 58, “was feeling very nostalgic, and started calling Mario,” the source said. “He would listen to her for a few minutes, but Ramona would always start nagging him about getting back together.”
Even though Mario has moved on, and has even joined online dating services, “Ramona is ready to forgive Mario for the cheating,” said the source. “They were married for over twenty-five years, and Ramona thinks this is just a phase that Mario is going through.”
“But Mario doesn’t want to get back together based on his actions, and is enjoying being a bachelor. The phone calls have increased over the past few weeks, and now he is either letting the calls go to voicemail, or hanging up on her,” the source continued.
What about recent previews for the Bravo show that feature Ramona going on dates?
The source insisted, “Ramona was only doing that for the show, and trying to make Mario jealous. She isn’t happy about being single at her age.”
During a recent episode of RHONY, Ramona admitted, “I don’t need labels for what’s going on in my life. I’m going day by day and whatever happens, happens. I’m on the horse and I have no idea where it’s going!”
Monday, April 27, 2015
Boobs, boobs and more boobs!RELATED: 'RHONY’ Season Seven: Is Kelly Bensimon Returning Full-Time?
Kelly Bensimon has been known to turn a few heads. After all, who can forget Bethenny Frankel's reaction to seeing the model on last week's Real Housewives of New York City.
But on Saturday afternoon in the middle of the Big Apple, the Bravolebrity took part in an extra risqué photo shoot that resulted in more than one nip slip.
Wearing a completely sheer blouse, the 46-year-old showed off her assets from the front on numerous occasions while photographers snapped away. And no, her white blazer was not exactly shielding her from any revealing moments.
The mother of two completed her look with dark denim skinny jeans and a silver clutch before changing into other outfits.
As it turns out, this isn't the first time the fashion blogger has had some malfunctions with her ensembles.
During a recent trip to Miami, Bensimon tried to enjoy a dip in the ocean blue water before realizing her bathing suit top was exposing a little too much. Oops!
Ever since leaving the Real Housewives of New York City full-time after season four, Bensimon has developed a lifestyle website centered around style, travel and home décor.
And instead of reliving Scary Island and not-so-glamourous moments from the show, the reality star focuses on the positive. After all, her tagline was "I'm living the American Dream, one mistake at a time."
"I have passion and follow through," Bensimon told one follower. "Therefore im happy :)"
Kim Richards had an ah-ha moment a few days ago ... she needed help, so she made the decision on her own to check into rehab.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, Kim is in a live-in facility in Malibu which specializes in substance abuse. We're told she made the decision after consulting with family.
As we reported ... the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star was arrested 9 days ago at the Beverly Hills Hotel after allegedly causing a scene while heavily intoxicated. She was booked for trespass, resisting arrest, battery on a police officer, and public drunkenness.
We're told she will stay at the rehab facility "as long as it takes."
Sunday, April 26, 2015
The Real Housewives of New York City continues to deliver the drama!
During the last episode, Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer faced off when they held rival brunches — but Singer isn’t the only person Frankel seems to be sparring with these days.
In a preview for the upcoming episode, Heather Thomson confronts Frankel about deliberately slighting another housewife.
“I spoke to Kristen Taekman,” Thomson says. “Her feelings were hurt because you didn’t invite her.”
Too bad Frankel doesn’t care about Taekman’s feelings.RELATED: 'Battle of the Brunches'
“Oh my god, are you really bringing that… honestly?” Frankel replies in an overly dramatic tone. “I just fell asleep. Hold on. Wake me up when this is over.”
Thomson isn’t thrilled by Frankel’s dramatics concerning her friend’s hurt feelings.
“What a bitch!” Thomson tells the cameras.
Other women in the backstabbing group also have issues of their own.
Dorinda Medley is “not happy” that her costars recently spotted her boyfriend John Mahdessian at a late-night NYC hangout for singles without her.
“I just wish that every once in a while he would use a little more good judgment,” she laments.
In other news, Ramona Singer, who is in the process of divorcing her philandering husband Mario Singer, goes on a date.
“Peter is a big flirt and I’m technically single,” she explains.
Meanwhile, Carole Radziwill repeats the gossip that she is dating a younger man.
REALITY TV star Gina Liano has prompted a police investigation after claiming a cyber stalker is hellbent on destroying her professional reputation.RELATED: Real Housewives of Melbourne Week 8 Recap
The Real Housewives of Melbourne star said she became aware this week that someone had been posing as her online, creating three fake Google Plus pages to abuse fans and post comments that could damage her career.
The barrister and Cancer Council ambassador said the fake Gina had also made disparaging remarks about “taking down Eddie McGuire”, whom she had been working with on a Foxtel pilot series, tentatively called Judge Gina.
Ms Liano believes an old acquaintance with a history of violence and mental illness wants to “bring her down” because she is jealous of her new TV role.
She said the person appeared to be a staunch supporter of Andrea Moss — Ms Liano’s former co-star, whom she was famously embroiled in a bitter feud with last year — and may be acting out of misplaced loyalty to her.
Ms Liano said it seemed the stalker was trying to destroy her reputation so she was no longer a viable candidate to front Judge Gina, a series similar to the US show Judge Judy, in which Ms Liano would mediate real-life disputes.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Pheadra Parks’ imprisoned husband Apollo Nida has not seen his children in the seven months since he entered prison, and it looks like he’ll have to wait much longer for a reunion. Parks spoke out in her Bravo blog today to insist she won’t be bringing their kids — Ayden, 4, and Dylan, nearly 2 — to visit.RELATED: Apollo Nida Says Phaedra Parks Refuses to Let Their Children Visit Him in Prison
“Despite the fact that I’m on a reality show, there are some things in my life that are off-limits,” Parks wrote in her Bravo blog.
“People who watch the show only get one slice of the entire Phaedra pie, and it’s unfair to make judgments about someone, or a situation, without having all the information.”
The reality star defended her choice to keep them from their father, writing that she knows what she is doing.
“The one thing I will say is that every single decision I make is based on one thing: the well-being of my two boys. It’s easy for people to ask why she did that or why she isn’t doing this, but the simple truth is unless you are in that situation yourself, you really can’t make that judgment,” she insisted.
“I do my best to make smart decisions after carefully considering all options and consulting with experts and others who advise me. I know in my heart that everything I do is based on what is best for my children.
Nida spoke out earlier this week to beg Parks to bring them, insisting he needs “that support.”
Will Tamra Barney be joined by former housewife Tammy Knickerbocker on the 10th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County? According to a April 24 report by Bravo’s Daily Dish, Tamra Barney and her former co-star recently reunited — and it may have been during filming for the upcoming installment of the hit reality series.
“Look who I ran into tonight,” Tamra Barney coyly captioned her Instagram photo, which included former housewife Knickerbocker.
While it’s hard to tell whether or not Knickerbocker filmed, it does appear likely, judging by a post made by Tamra Barney hours earlier, which included her co-stars, and the hashtag, “RHOC.”
“Having too much fun. Stay tuned @heatherdubrow @shannonbeador #sisterwives #rhoc #buttercake.”In Tamra Barney’s photo, she appeared alongside Shannon Beador and Heather Dubrow, both of whom are returning to The Real Housewives of Orange County for Season 10. Also expected to return are Vicki Gunvalson and Lizzie Rovsek, who will be joined by Meghan King Edmonds and Katie Hamilton.
Another former co-star of Tamra Barney, Jeana Keough, will reportedly return to the show, as well, but only in a guest role. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Keough filmed a handful of scenes for the show after producers felt her return made sense.
In January, a source revealed the following to Radar Online in regard to Keough’s return to The Real Housewives of Orange County.RELATED: Tammy Knickerbocker: My Life After the Real Housewives
“Bravo has reached out to Jeana. They have asked her what is going on in her life with the hopes of understanding what a potential storyline for her could be. [Jeana Keough] has had lots of changes going on in her life. Her daughter recently got married, her oldest son is dating someone new, and she has two exchange students that live with her and keep her busy!”Although Keough and Gunvalson had a falling out during a previous season of the show, during which Gunvalson grew closer to Tamra Barney, they have since made amends, which makes Keough’s return even more sensible for the Bravo reality series.
“Vicki and Jeana are still good friends. Vicki has made it publicly known on social media that she would love Jeana to come back, and the two definitely would have a great relationship.”For more of Tamra Barney and the rest of the Southern California wives, tune into The Real Housewives of Orange County, when the series premieres on Bravo on June 1.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
On Season 7 of Real Housewives of Atlanta, newbie Demetria McKinney has been all about her music — even skipping the RHoA reunion to perform and prepare for an upcoming tour — so that's what makes this news especially sweet. Demetria just revealed exclusively to Wetpaint that she has officially signed with eOne records! We were present at the signing, so be sure to scroll down for exclusive photos and videos.RELATED: Demetria McKinney Teases RHOA Departure, Says She’s ‘Definitely Learned A Lot’ From The Reality Show
Demetria has had tremendous success with her debut single “100” featuring Da Brat, which soared to No. 4 on iTunes R&B charts after she performed the song on RHoA, and her current single, “Trade It All," is gaining momentum. What’s more? Demetria was recently added to R. Kelly's upcoming Black Panties tour and to the Funk Fest tour, which kicks off this summer.
“This is a dream come true for me. I'm so grateful to eOne, my team, and Bravo TV for giving me the platform to share my music which has now culminated into me joining eOne. I look forward to my upcoming tours with R. Kelly and Funk Fest, as well as releasing some great music this summer" Demetria says via a press release from eOne.
Alan Grunblatt, President of eOne Music, adds, “We are thrilled to be welcoming Demetria McKinney to the eOne family of artists. She has a beautiful voice and is a talented singer and actress.”
No luck for Teresa! Giudice’s hopes to be granted early release from Danbury, Connecticut correctional facility have been crushed – by none other than her husband Joe.RELATED: 'Real Housewives' star Teresa Giudice's foreclosures: 7 questions answered
An insider close to the couple recently told Life & Style, “Teresa and Joe had a deal on the table that would reduce Joe’s sentence and get Teresa out early.”
The source added, “[Teresa] was expecting to be out in time for the full holiday season, ad even thought there was a chance she’d be home for summer. She thought she’d be able to be under house arrest until the end of her sentence in February, and be home with the kids.”
Unfortunately, things didn’t go according to plan for The Real Housewives of New Jersey star.
“As usual, Joe screwed everything up,” the insider claimed. “He met with the feds and the whole thing fell apart during those meetings because of the things he said.”
“So now the deal is off the table,” they continued. “[Teresa] is going to be sitting in prison for the rest of her sentence.”
Yikes! No doubt Teresa will be even more furious with Joe when she finds out what happened.
As Radar previously reported, the reality star forbade her jailbird hubby from visiting after the strain of his alleged cheating scandal.
At least she’s being treated like a celebrity in prison!
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Bethenny Frankel On Seeing Kelly Bensimon Again on Real Housewives of New York: 'That Is So 2000 and Who Cares?'
Break out the jelly beans because Kelly Bensimon is back on The Real Housewives of New York City! In our exclusive sneak peek, Kelly shows up for Countess Luann de Lesseps' night out, but all the ladies don't exactly welcome her appearance. And by ladies we mean Bethenny Frankel.Good to see that Bethenny hasn't lost any of her razor sharp wit.
You may recall Bethenny's last season on the show, season three, and the trip the ladies took that is now affectionately known as Scary Island. On that trip, Bethenny and Kelly had some…issues. And everything that went down on that trip was on top of their previous drama.
"It's girls night, so I invited my single friends," Luann says in the clip below. "And Kelly, I happened to run into. She's a sweetheart. She's just really cool."
All the ladies had different reactions to seeing Kelly, a cast member on the show from seasons 2-4.
"Kelly's here? Jelly bean Kelly?" Ramona Singer says. But what you're really here for is Bethenny's reaction and it is trademark Bethenny with a big zing! Check out the preview above.
And it's safe to say Kelly's return sparks some drama between the ladies, specifically Luann and Bethenny.
The drama between Bethenny and Kelly extended off screen for years, so you know this is going to make for some good TV.
RELATED: Missing Dresses, Emotional Conversations and Brunch Battles on The Real Housewives of New York City
Kim Richards has already booked her first TV appearance since her arrest for public intoxication – but it won't be for a special edition of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.RELATED: Rehab Excuse? Kim Richards Planning To Leave Country For Daughter Brooke’s Wedding Party
Dr. Phil has snagged Richards for an interview following her arrest Thursday morning at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
"I was angry and frightened and I was scared. I knew what I had done," Richards told Dr. Phil, according to an early transcript. "The whole night is my fault. None of this would have happened if I didn’t drink."
At the time of her arrest, Richards "was displaying symptoms of alcohol intoxication including slurred speech and belligerent insolent behavior cursing at the officers and passively resisted arrest," according to a statement from the Beverly Hills Police Department.
So far, a friend tells PEOPLE, Richards will not go to rehab.
Richards' struggle with sobriety was frequently addressed during the recent season of RHOBH.
Her interview on Dr. Phil will air Tuesday, April 28.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Perhaps the years of manufactured drama has worn as stale as two-day-old oatmeal on the audience of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”Let's face it, Phaedra and estranged husband Apollo Nida's relationship, while at the forefront this season, just wasn't winning over viewers. And it couldn't have helped that Kenya was mostly drama-free this year, much less keeping her love life such a secret, nor did everyone ganging up against NeNe. Bottom line, it's still NeNe's show and Bravo execs may need to be reminded of that.
Not even the addition of full-time cast member Claudia Jordan and part-timer Demetria McKinney could do much to clear the cobwebs from the corridor of decision making from Bravo brass.
Whatever the reason, RHOA ratings have plummeted from the time of being America’s most popular reality show this side of the Kardashians.
“The show’s ratings have definitely waned as the season moved on and the drama fell off,” the AJC reports. “Last week was a case in point: 2.62 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating for the 21st episode.
“A year ago? 3.9 million and a 1.7 18-49 rating. These are overnight ratings. The Live+3 (DVR usage) ratings did improve the numbers to 3.2 million and 1.5-18-49. But it’s clear the show is far less popular this season than season six. Average overnight viewership is about 3 million vs. 3.7 million a year ago.”
Have we seen the best days of RHOA? Or is it simply a case of RHOA taking a backseat to more popular reality shows such as the “Love and Hip Hop” and “Basketball Wives” franchises?
RELATED: NeNe Leakes: My RHOA Co-Stars Wanted to Break Me!
Amber Marchese, the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star who beat breast cancer once, revealed Monday on Twitter that she is undergoing surgery to remove a lump in the same breast.RELATED: Amber Marchese Speaks Out On ‘RHONJ’ Future While Dina Mazo Hints At New Show
The Colts Neck mother and stepmother of four, who was first diagnosed with breast cancer at 31, discovered the new pea-sized lump earlier this month. Marchese writes that she knows rationally that the odds of the lump being cancerous are low, but, "I still have spent the last couple of weeks in complete anxiety, fear, and stress. I was swept right back into the agony one faces when they could possibly face death."
Though she typically deals with stress by shutting out the world, she writes that at Sunday Mass, she suddenly felt an overwhelming sense of peace. "It is all going to be fine, regardless what the outcome," she writes. "I am physically strong and through my spiritual faith, I am mentally strong. I have turned to God and put my trust into Him instead of shunning Him away ... If you have faith, no matter what religion you may follow, you we will have peace. I know it is hard to believe in something that we cannot see, touch, or understand, but you can feel Him in all the beautiful moments that life has to offer.
"God willing, I can put this all behind me and simply be mom again, however in the meantime I will continue to strengthen my faith and show my love to all. I am armed with today's Sacraments, I was anointment by my Priest, and have my "Catholic bag" ready to go (LOL). I am ready!!! I am ready for it all!!!!"
Monday, April 20, 2015
There’s never a dull moment when NeNe Leakes is in the house. But The Real Housewives of Atlanta veteran brought an extra dose of drama for this season’s reunion special, breaking down in tears and storming off the set!RELATED: Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: Here We Go Again! NeNe Leakes Storms Out of Another Housewives Event
Radar was the first to report the news of her on-set meltdown back in March. And now, a new preview clip for the big show proves just how bad it really was.
In the sneak peek obtained by Radar, the reality show matriarch goes head-to-head with Kandi Burruss and melts down when asked about her mom.
“I can’t. I can’t talk about my mom,” Leakes says as she breaks down sobbing and leaves the set.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Joe and Teresa Giudice of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" originally listed their home at $4 million in September before heading to court for bankruptcy fraud. Now, a report says, the bank has foreclosed on it.RELATED: Joe Giudice Relists New Jersey Mansion For Sale While Teresa Locked Up
After the two plead guilty to a huge money scheme, Teresa went to prison in January, where she will serve 15 months for bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Her time will be staggered with her husband so they can coordinate child care for their four children.
When she reported to prison, Giudice released a statement that was, in part, to say that she was sorry that her and her husband's decisions had negatively impacted their children.
"I am heartbroken that this is affecting my family, especially for my four young daughters who mean more to me than anything in the world," the statement read.
The original asking price for the couple's home was $3.99 million, but they dropped that price to $2.99 million this week, NJ.com reports. The bank, however, has now begun the process of foreclosing on the home, according to the website.
The couple and their four children have lived in the house since 2008, around the time the show started, TMZ reports.
The 10,000-square foot home sits on 3.5 acres. Downstairs is a kitchen, "great room," dining room, family room, full bath and bedroom, a playroom or craft room, laundry room and two patios. Upstairs are a game room, office (with another patio), sitting room, loft and five bedrooms, including the master bedroom with three walk-in closets.
Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer have opened up about their explosive fight on the previous episode of The Real Housewives of New York City.
“I guess this episode is why the promos say, ‘The B is back,’” Frankel wrote in her Bravo blog .
“I was a little intense in this episode. It was slightly overwhelming walking into a new dynamic of eight women. I run in smaller circles, and I’m fairly guarded when it comes to new people. I have had some negative interactions with Ramona in the past, and I did not know what to expect.”RELATED: LuAnn de Lesseps Is So Cool, Dishes About RHONY Drama Queens Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer: Watch!
Frankel and Singer had a typically vicious housewives fight, but the newly returned cast member seems to be taking it all in stride.
“Ramona was hilarious by the fence. Between Ramona and myself, I’m not sure who is crazier!” wrote Frankel. “You know Ramona wears granny panties, since she was so defensive. Maybe now that she’s single, she’ll step it up! It’s also nice to see Ramona being a little more humble and calm. What she has gone through seems brutal!”
But Frankel’s intensity was clearly a little scary for Singer.
“I was surprised when I invited everyone to the lunch that I was hosting in honor of Dorinda that it turned into an argument with Bethenny,” she explained in her own Bravo blog.
“Was she right? Was I right? It really doesn’t matter who was right or wrong. To me, what matters is to get past it and just work it out,” insisted Singer. “That’s why I ran after Bethenny. I wanted to patch things up. I was shocked by her anger toward me. I felt verbally beat up by her and very hurt.”
Saturday, April 18, 2015
‘Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ Producers Consider Adding ‘Sobriety Clause’ To Kim Richards’ Contract After Arrest
Kim Richards has sat in silence since her very public arrest while on a rampage at the Beverly Hills Polo Lounge on Wednesday night. But behind-the-scenes, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned, producers of the reality star’s hit TV show are spinning over what to make of the incident.RELATED: Kim Richards' Drunken Arrest: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Star Has Recently Been "Horrible to Everybody"
As Radar previously reported, the executives of RHOBH called an emergency meeting after finding out that the 50-year-old troubled star had gotten arrested while causing a scene at the iconic landmark and allegedly kicked a police officer while detained.
“During the meeting with the producers of the show yesterday they decided that they would possibly like to implement a sobriety clause into Kim Richard’s contract,” the insider says.
Although the source claims that the “details are still being worked out,” a few things are clear.
“They do not want to get rid of Kim on the show because she does so amazing for ratings, but they also think that keeping her on the air is not conducive to her well-being,” says source.
“The fame that this show has brought her has seemed to actually make her alcoholism worse instead of better because whenever you throw a lot of money and fame at someone who is already struggling with addiction issues, the situation can become incredibly volatile, as it has in her case.”
Richards has been open about her struggles to stay clean and sober and the show has focused many episodes on her battle to overcome addiction.
However, the insider tells Radar, “The higher-ups do not want to be held responsible if something tragic happens to her.”
Friday, April 17, 2015
Porsha Williams is well aware that good looks can go a long way, but that isn't what she relies on when it comes to creating her beauty empire.RELATED: Does Porsha Williams Lose it at RHOA Season 7 Reunion? (VIDEO)
Although she does look absolutely flawless on the cover of Upscale, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star tells the magazine knows that superficial characteristics shouldn't matter even though they sometimes do, despite what her mother, who she names as her "biggest inspiration," has told her.
"[My mother] taught me that beauty comes from the inside out; but I also know that the outside does matter," she says. "My outside beauty wasn't always so pretty, though."
Williams opens up about the bullying she faced as a young child for "being super skinny with big teeth." She also says that other black girls "would tease me and pull my hair because it was long." Even though she has faced critics her whole life, especially since appearing on the hit TV show, the reality star says it has only made her stronger.
"It's funny, but not, that I can feel so confident in my own skin, even with my flaws," she says. "But my looks have warranted a general consensus that I'm ditzy or an airhead, thanks to the show. It's meant for entertainment, so I get it."
She adds, "But off camera, behind the doors at my office, it's a different story."
In addition to her place on RHOA, Porsha is busy building a growing beauty empire that includes hair extensions, shapewear and lingerie. She explains to the magazine that "dark moments" growing up allowed her to emerge stronger and therefore create something based on her "aesthetic."
"To be able to build something based on my life, my style...blows my mind," she says.
But it wasn't just the bullying from fellow students that helped shape her into who she is today. As the granddaughter of famed freedom fighter Hosea Williams, Portia says she has always "stood for something, so no matter what people think, I won't fall for just anything."
And now that her face is essentially everywhere, she explains that women have started to see her as an inspiration, which also helps her find affirmation in all that she does. "Women support me strongly, and I love it," she says.
Kim Richards was arrested at the Beverly Hills Hotel early Thursday morning -- after allegedly going on a drunken rampage and kicking a police officer ... TMZ has learned.Sad, but not a surprise considering her long history with alcohol abuse. One can hope that Kim gets the help she desperately needs and get her life back together. But also that all the idiots who sided with Kim and Evil Brandi during that recent reunion, get a dose of reality from this news and understand all the pain Kim has heaped on herself, Kyle and the rest of her family. Then too, the con job that Brandi played in pretending to befriend Kim on air and get in-between her and Kyle should also be brought to light here too, after all, I'm sure Brandi was nowhere in the vicinity of this latest relapse.
Sources tell us ... Richards had been hanging out at the famous Polo Lounge inside the hotel and was asked to leave because she was too hammered and being "unruly."
We're told Richards went to a bathroom and refused to come out. Cops were called to the scene and we're told they had to "drag her out" of the bathroom.
Richards -- who has struggled with substance abuse in the past -- was reportedly belligerent, slurring her speech and reeked of booze.
We're told Kim was taken to a nearby jail -- where she allegedly kicked a police officer.
She's been charged with trespass, resisting arrest, battery on a police officer and drunk in public.
Cops issued a citation to Richards -- and she was later released.
Richards' sobriety was called into question on the recent "Real Housewives" reunion special -- when Lisa Rinna suggested that Kim was on something during a car ride earlier in the season.
Kim had admitted that she had taken a pain pill -- but was adamant she had not fallen off the wagon.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
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“It was time to turn that page and it’s been really exciting to go into the next chapter of my life,” Gretchen said about her stint on the show.
“Real Housewife” Lea Black — who might have the best argument in favor of jury duty since she met her hubby while serving on one — has written what she knows in “Red Carpets & White Lies” (due from Beaufort Books on May 5).RELATED: Oscars Bling: Real Housewives of Miami's Lea Black Rates the Best and Worst Jewelry Looks!
One of “The Real Housewives of Miami,” Black met her lawyer husband Roy Black when she was on a jury and he was successfully defending William Kennedy Smith on a rape charge.
In the book, the first of a trilogy, she’s socialite Leigh White, who is busy planning what she hopes will be the best charity ball in Miami history while coping with the hysterics of her friends and pseudo friends.
Move over, Jackie Collins.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Bethenny Frankel Slams Heather Dubrow's Doctor Hubby Terry As ‘Fame-Hungry’ After He Says He’d Like To ‘Feed Her’
Bethenny Frankel ripped Dr. Terry Dubrow as a “fame hungry” “dumbsh*t” Monday, after the plastic surgeon hit a nerve saying he’d like to “feed her a little bit.”I saw this live while it was being played out on Twitter last night. Yeah, Bethenny really went IN! and Heather couldn't apologize quick enough for her husband's hypocritical remark. Bottom line, don't be stupid enough to diss a woman's eating habits when your own wife could use an extra couple of pounds or two.
The socialite took aim at Dubrow — husband of Real Housewives of Orange Country star Heather Dubrow, and star of E!’s plastic surgery reality show Botched — jabbed at her when asked, on Monday’s Watch What Happens Live, which Real Housewives star he would want to help fix up on his show.
Dubrow set his sights on the prominent Real Housewives of New York City star, needling her about the already-sensitive issue of her weight.
“I would put on Bethenny and just feed her a little bit: She looks amazingly pretty [and] natural, but just a little skinny girl for me,” Dubrow said, with no pun intended.
When host Andy Cohen challenged Dubrow his that his own wife Heather also has a lean frame, Dubrow countered, “I think my wife has a little more muscularity going.”
The Skinnygirl entrepreneur took to Twitter to shoot back after the unflattering remarks, asking “Who is dr dubrow & what happened?”
She continued painting Dubrow as attention-hungry, commenting, “So he’s a ‘rich, busy & [successful]’ [M.D.] using his wife’s reality show to comment on me [because] he’s bored? Irrelevant? fame hungry? Needs $?”
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Cynthia Bailey Talks Kenya Moore & Phaedra Parks Making Peace On ‘RHOA’: ‘I Applaud Both Ladies For Their Efforts’
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey may not have gotten much out of her attempted conversation with Phaedra Parks a few weeks back on the show, but it sounds like she is glad that Kenya Moore found peace with the mother of two. Phaedra has clearly struggled to figure out who to believe after being betrayed by her husband, and she may have wanted Bailey’s support more than anything.
Cynthia Bailey had learned that Phaedra Parks may have been cheating on her husband with a man named Chocolate prior to him going to jail, but it sounds like Parks had no interest in talking to Cynthia about it. Instead, she decided to focus her energy on simply taking care of her children and talking to Kenya in the Philippines.
According to a new Bravo report, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey is now revealing that she is very happy that Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks have solved their issues in a very emotional conversation.
“My favorite part of the Philippines trip was when Kenya and Phaedra finally agreed to sit down like the intelligent, grown women that they are and discuss their issues. I love closure, therefore I really appreciated seeing the two ladies talk, cry, apologize, hug, and hold hands to pray,” Cynthia Bailey has revealed about the trip.
Of course, the drama between Kenya and Phaedra has been going on for quite some time. Two years is a long time for a single lie to be carried on. Moore has been very affected by the comments that Parks has made about her, based on the lies that Apollo Nida has shared with the entire cast.
“Two years is too long to hold onto energy that is toxic and negative to your spirit and soul. Sometimes you just have to let things that no longer serve you positively go and move on. I applaud both ladies for their efforts. Their gesture was uplifting and great for the morale of the group. I am happy for both of them,” Cynthia Bailey adds.RELATED: Can Cynthia Act? The 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Model Does Have Some Prior On Camera Experience
Cynthia herself attended the therapy session, where she had hoped to make peace with NeNe Leakes. But since NeNe walked out of the therapy session before any work had been done, Bailey hasn’t really gotten closure on anything.
According to the Inquisitr, Cynthia Bailey has revealed that she will move on from the drama with Phaedra, as she realizes that she probably won’t get the apology she is expecting. Some are questioning why Bailey is expecting an apology, as Cynthia was the one who got involved with Parks’ personal business.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Is the queen of RHOA, Nene Leakes coming back to the hit Bravo reality show? The reality star recently signed on to do a new show with former BFF Kim Zolciack and says she wasn’t really feeling the ladies on Real Housewives.RELATED: ‘I Don’t Want To Be Bothered': Nene Leakes Storms Out Of ANOTHER Cast Event After Co-Stars Confront Her
Nene believes that the ladies are all conspiring against her and want to take over the show, even some “shady” RHOA producers are to blame for the hostility and divisiveness on the show…
We recently reported that Claudia Jordan was hinting at her own series after showing off her close relationship with some RHOA producers at lunch in LA.
Their relationship has been strained for some time, but Kyle Richards may finally be ready to make amends with Kim and put their bitter family feud behind them.RELATED: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion: Kim Richards Makes Kyle Richards Cry -- Find Out Why!
This weekend, Kyle captioned an Instagram post: "#NationalSiblingsDay these are my siblings @kathyhilton & @kimrichards11 #sisters no matter what …."
While Kim didn't respond to her sister's public message, the friendly photo is a far cry from their recent appearance on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, where the pair went head to head.
"The way you act is just mean," said Kyle, 46, who asked if Kim, 50, was going to "disinvite" her to her daughter's wedding. "I want to have your children in my life."
Kyle broke down in sobs and was nearly unable to continue: "You're so f---ing mean! Just leave me alone!"
While the reality stars continue with their back-and-forth drama, Kyle admits it's never been this bad between the two.
"I'm the first to say that my sister's and my relationship has obviously had its ups and downs, but this has by far been the worst place our relationship has ever been in," Kyle wrote in her Bravo blog post April 9.
"There seems to be no recollection of the love and support that I have given her throughout our lives."
Monday, April 13, 2015
Six kids and still killing it! Kim Zolciak is loving her beach vacation with hubby Kroy Biermann and her six kiddos. The family's excursions have been thoroughly documented on the reality star's Instagram page, including a series of bikini shots.Hey, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
"Lovin that salt on his chest!" the Don't Be Tardy star, 36, captioned a shot of herself wearing a green bikini and licking her football-playing husband's bare chest.
She also posted a photo of the athlete lifting her in the air, showing off her impressive booty and flashing a little side boob.
"He loves me just way I am #ItNeverGetsOld #IMustHaveDoneSomethingRight #AskBelieveandReceive," she captioned the sweet pic.
Zolciak also shared a series of family shots with her many children, including her look-alike eldest daughter Brielle, 18. The teen has gotten a lot of flack for dressing too maturely for her age, so Zolciak tried to combat that in the caption of Brielle's bikini image with her boyfriend.
"Hey cuties @briellebiermann @sladeosborne #SheIs18AnOldEnoughToHaveABoyfriendSoShutUp #SheIsOldEnoughToWearABikiniSoShutUp #SheIsConsideredALegalAdultSoShutUp #SheIsStillMyBabySoShutUp," she wrote with the pictures.
When Real Housewives of Orange County returns for season 10 later this year, audiences will finally get to see the "real" side of Heather Dubrow.RELATED: Dr. Terry Dubrow Promises New Botched Episodes Will Be 'Season 1 on Steroids'
As an actress–turned–reality star, Dubrow admittedly had a bumpy transition when she joined the cast in season 7.
"I came in not knowing anyone. I came from the scripted world, and I was very uncomfortable doing reality," Dubrow tells PEOPLE.
"When I first started the show, I was very buttoned-up and very reserved. It's really been an evolution for me in the group and on the show."
That evolution brought its own challenges. Dubrow, 46, says family pressures and feeling like an outsider in the cast meant we saw an uncharacteristic side of her in season 9.
"I was very tired, and I didn't see the other girls a lot. I felt very isolated," she says. "I was really angry last year, and I wasn't sure why. I think that's why."
Dubrow and her husband Terry, who stars in the E! reality show Botched, worked on that anger by giving Dubrow space to take charge of the family while he shot his show.
After time away from the cameras with her four kids, Dubrow was ready to step back into the spotlight for season 10 of RHOC.
"When Terry went back to work on Botched, as a family and a couple we talked about it and we decided I needed to take a step back. Let Terry go do his thing," she says.
"I need to be in charge of the family and our marriage and make sure everyone is functioning, and then I'll have my time again. You need to make those critical decisions, and it made me such a happier person, and it allowed me relax."
Thanks to that self-imposed time-out, RHOC audiences may see a whole new Heather Dubrow this season.
"Of course every season has been me," she says, "but I would say I have felt more like myself this season than any other season. The audience will see a lot of my personality that they haven't seen before, and I'm probably more of who I really am."
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Everybody is talking about the never-ending Gamble and Janet feud on Real Housewives of Melbourne, and by everyone, I mean just Gamble and Janet. The feud started when Janet said Gamble was a stripper, or at least that is the rumor she heard. Gamble was quick to deny deny deny all of the rumors — even threatening litigation — but at the end of the day, the damage was done, and the lines have been drawn. It is officially Janet versus Gamble on RHOMelb, and from the looks of it, these two aren’t going to be exchanging friendship bracelets soon and we’ve got the exclusive video to prove it.RELATED: Who Is Lisa Tonkin on ‘Real Housewives of Melbourne’?
Gamble’s sister is joining the women on Thursday’s episode, and she’s bringing a little bit of that Gamble Family Bite with her to meet the women. At an event the women attend, Tempest — Gamble’s sister, their parents definitely have a knack for the unique — confronts Janet in the most un-chill way ever, and it’s basically one of the best thing confrontations to occur on the series because Janet has no idea what to say in return. As Janet says, Tempest’s anger escalates so quickly. Imagine the speed of which Ramona Singer — of RHONY and Turtle Time — would jump up for a glass of Pinot Grigio, that’s how quickly Tempest gets angry. And you don’t want to see her angry. I also can’t imagine this confrontation is going to do anything for the Gamble & Janet Truce From Heaven I envisioned for the two women.
While I want to tell Tempest to pump the breaks, because she really could have picked a better time and place, I also think Janet should stop with the “everybody” is talking about it and start naming names. Where is the evidence? SHOW ME THE MONEY!
Also, Gamble and Janet really need to just pull the plug on this entire fight. These two have been arguing about the same thing since Episode 1. We’re now on Episode 6, that’s about five episodes too long to be having this argument. Ladies, it’s time to move on, let it go, and chalk it up the fact that you’re never going to be best friends. Herein lies the issue I have with RHOMelb. These women dwell on about one huge fight a season and don’t focus on anything else. Last year it was Gina and Andrea, this year it is Gamble and Janet. Now it’s just a matter of seeing which one makes it to next season.
Bethenny Frankel is fighting back against her weight critics by getting on the scale once and for all to set the record straight about her weight, and RadarOnline.com has the video!Thin, but not 'too thin" liek so many people make herout to be.
The 44-year-old Real Housewives of New York City star took the weight challenge on Access Hollywood while wearing a short red dress and heels. She has been routinely taken to task for her skin and bones looks lately, especially when she’s been in a bikini, but the reality show veteran is not afraid to show off what number the scale will show.
And Frankel’s weight is…
“Her weight is a non-issue,” host Billy Bush said, coming to her defense. “She gets a lot of flak for being too thin.”
But according to the Body Mass Index, 5’7″ Frankel is decidedly “underweight.”
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Saturday, April 11, 2015
Move over Teresa Giudice! There’s a new diva in New Jersey, — and it’s none other than Melissa Gorga.RELATED: Joe And Melissa Gorga New Friends With Potential ‘RHONJ’ Cast Members, Teresa Giudice’s Youngest Daughter Thinks She’s Working
With 42-year-old Giudice locked up in a federal prison, her estranged sister-in-law is itching to take over the starring role in The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
“Melissa realizes that she has a huge opportunity now with Teresa gone,” a source close to the reality vixens tells RadarOnline.com.
“She is going to be the star now since Teresa is behind bars and she’s loving her new role.”
Long-suffering Gorga has spent her last few years on the show battling rumors about her personal life that always seemed to stem from Giuidice (who can forget Strippergate!)
But, the source insists, the days of Gorga getting pushed around are over!
“Melissa is relieved that she isn’t going to have to defend herself with all the lies that she believes Teresa was spreading about her,” explains the source.
As Radar previously reported, Gorga, 36, is getting a hefty raise to continue with RHONJ, and the source says she is going to ramp up her presence on camera and is “ready to be the center of attention and have the show revolve around her.”
Adds the source: “Teresa’s year-long sentence is a blessing in disguise for Melissa.”