Monday, February 29, 2016

Vicki Gunvalson Shares Pics of New Boyfriend Jack: "Life Is Funny Sometimes"
The Real Housewives of Orange County star Instagrammed pictures with her new man Jack on Sunday, showing the pair when they first met back in February 2011 and again in January 2016. Both pics were taken at the Handlebar J bar in Scottsdale, Ariz., but a whole lot went down in the five years between those snaps.

Back when the first photo was taken, Vicki was still legally married to Donn Gunvalson. She'd already filed for a dissolution of marriage (their divorce was finalized in 2014) and Brooks Ayers was just about to enter the picture. Vicki's daughter Briana Wolfsmith wasn't exactly thrilled about her mom's new man, but that romance continued off and on for the next four years. Finally in August 2015, following quite a controversial few months which included Brooks lying about his cancer treatment, the pair called it quits for good.

Now, though, Vicki is happily back in the dating game. As E! News exclusively reported last week, the Bravo star and Jack go way back. "She has known him for several years and he is a really great guy and she is incredibly happy," her rep told E! News. "They met several years ago. She was in Arizona and saw him recently and he told her when she comes back to Arizona they should go out. They went out this past Saturday. They went to the Handlebar J bar in Scottsdale. She said she had the time of her life [during the date] and is very excited for her future. And she is thrilled the family approves."

And that's always a good thing! "It's not exclusive and not serious but Jack has already met Brianna and Brianna definitely approves," Vicki's rep added. "And Ryan [Culberson, Briana's husband] is very excited because they have a lot in common and same interest like ATV riding."
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Kenya Moore Continues To Fuel Pregnancy Rumors With New Instagram Video
Kenya Moore continues to be at the center of pregnancy rumors. The 45-year-old “Real Housewives Of Atlanta” star is rumored to be expecting her first child with boyfriend Matt Jordan, 28.

Moore hasn't directly commented on the reports, but she has been posting cryptic messages on Instagram. Sunday, the former Miss USA posted a grainy video of her telling fans that she was on her way to an Oscars event but was having a hard time zipping up her pants.

The Bravo star also posted a selfie Friday, captioning it, “I have a secret.” It's rumored that Moore will announce her alleged pregnancy during the Season 8 reunion of “Real Housewives Of Atlanta.”

Rumors first began that Moore was expecting baby No. 1 when castmate Phaedra Parks hinted about the pregnancy on “Dish Nation.” While Phaedra was discussing Kenya’s fight with cast mate Cynthia Bailey, she said: “I did hear that one of [Cynthia’s] non-best friends might be having a bundle of joy, so maybe she can be the godmother.”

Phaedra also teased Kenya’s pregnancy during an appearance of “Watch What Happens Live” earlier this month. When host Andy Cohen asked whether Kenya was with child, Phaedra responded, “Well, that's what I heard.”

She added, “I have no proof. But that’s what I heard form a somewhat reliable source.”
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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Meet the 'Real Housewives of Dallas' LeeAnne Locken and Cary Deuber
Last week, Bravo announced that two new shows will be joining the network's "Housewives" franchise, and it was revealed that "The Real Housewives of Potomac" and "The Real Housewives of Dallas" will be making their way to TV screens in 2016. While the Potomac cast has been announced, there is no word on who will be joining the Dallas franchise.

However, Reality Steve has the scoop on who made the cut. According to the website, two ladies that are "definitely going to be players in the cast" are LeeAnne Locken and Cary Deuber.

Deuber is the wife of Mark Deuber, who is said to be a very successful plastic surgeon in Dallas. According to her website, she has a baby daughter and is a stepmother to two children. She is also a certified registered nurse assistant and describes herself as a "dedicated yogi, philanthropist, and travel guru."

Meanwhile, Locken is an actress who has appeared in some TV series and a few movies. The 48-year-old played the part of Miss Nebraska in "Miss Congeniality" and also competed in the reality show called "She's Got the Look." According to her LinkedIn page, Locken currently works as an anchor for a local TV show called "Realty Times Inc."
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Kyle Richards: Faye Resnick Not Happy About O.J. Miniseries

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Yolanda Foster Pushing ‘RHOBH’ Execs To Bring Kim Richards Back Next Season
As Yolanda Hadid‘s health continues to improve, has learned the Lyme disease advocate has found a new cause: Kim Richards! The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is telling friends she’s been pleasantly surprised by how well Richards has coped with death of her ex-husband, Monty Brinson. And now, sources say she is telling producers that Paris Hilton‘s aunt should be welcomed back with open arms for the next season of the Bravo hit show.

Friends were concerned about Richards relapsing after Brinson died at the age of 58 on January 24, following a long cancer battle. But so far she’s stayed on the straight and narrow.

“Yolanda has been so impressed with Kim’s commitment to her sobriety,” an insider told Radar. “Watching Monty suffer for so very long was the hardest thing for Kim to deal with. She basically put her life on hold for the last two years to take care of Monty.

“But Kim has been absolutely committed to her sobriety and promised Monty that she would stay on the path to maintain it,” the source explained.

So now, “Yolanda wants Kim to rejoin the cast of the show for next season,” the source revealed. “Kim has also been a great support for Yolanda during her divorce from David and her recovery from Lyme disease.”

Hadid could benefit from having a close friend on the show, after recently sparring with Lisa Rinna, Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards when they questioned her Lyme disease diagnosis.
As long as they never, ever bring Brandi back...I'd be ok with a Kim return.

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Robyn Dixon’s Former Maryland Home is on the Market
The 3,800-square foot colonial formerly owned by Robyn and Juan Dixon — the divorced couple that acts like anything but on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Potomac” — just hit the open market after being foreclosed on in 2015.

Juan, a former Washington Wizards player and current coach at his alma mater the University of Maryland, and Robyn, a publicist, bought the three-bedroom Silver Spring home in 2002 for $725,000. Nearly 14 years later their dream house, located in the upscale Hampshire Green golf course community just outside the Beltway, is now on the market for $715,000.
“It’s priced to sell,” said our source in the local real estate community. In the halcyon days of the housing market homes in the area — big, estate-style affairs made for entertaining and sitting on leafy one-acre lots — could sell in the million-dollar range. These days not so much.

The Dixons’ financial trouble — they both filed for bankruptcy in 2013 — has been a central plot point on “Housewives,” charting the couple’s joint climb out of bankruptcy. Despite divorcing in 2012, the former high school sweethearts still live under the same roof and sleep in the same bed.
In a recent interview with OK Magazine, Robyn said she was “bank on track” but not yet fully recovered.
“It’s not perfect. It’s not where I want it,” she said. “We are still dealing with repercussions from everything that’s happened to us.”
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Friday, February 26, 2016

Kim Fields Joining the New Season of 'Dancing With the Stars'

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Kyle Richards Feels 'Threatened' By Yolanda Foster
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards tries to stay out of the drama on the show, but her honesty tends to get her in trouble. Throughout this season, Kyle has defended her decision to speak out about Yolanda Foster’s Lyme disease and her children’s diagnoses — simply because Foster brought it up first. But now that Yolanda is fighting back, Richards is sharing her thoughts.

According to a new Bravo report, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards is now revealing that she felt threatened by Foster’s comment about having plenty of secrets about her in “the vault.” And based on the lunch, Richards assumes that Yolanda actually has issues with everyone.

“Yolanda also seems to have an issue with Lisa’s and my friendship. It feels like whenever Lisa and I are on a good path, happy and enjoying each other’s company, someone has to make a snide remark. We are the closest of the group, nobody can deny that. We have had our issues but we also laugh together and care about each other,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star reveals in her Bravo blog.

When Foster made the comment about “the vault,” Kyle felt threatened. She thought that her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-star was threatening her. She felt that Foster was saying she would start dishing details about her life if she continued to talk about Lyme disease.
“Yolanda saying ‘I hold a lot in the vault, Honey’ was an absolute threat. No matter how she may try to spin it. Nobody says that in that tone for any other reason,” Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle reveals. None of the other ladies said anything about “the vault,” but Richards clearly felt threatened by the comment. 

And it doesn’t really make sense that she would bring it up. On social media, Yolanda decided to post a message about “the vault” comment after The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills aired on Tuesday. She points out that a vault is a sensitive, secret, and protective place, and she didn’t mean to threaten Richards. But it’s hard for Kyle to take that seriously, especially since she got an email from her Real Housewives co-star later that night.
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sheree Whitfield's Proposed Spinoff Show Gets Shut Down by HGTV
Now this is embarrassing.

Sheree Whitfield may have reprised her role on Bravo’s hit reality series “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but it appears that the long time reality star’s dream of scoring a second reality show on HGTV has been squashed. On January 17, the 46-year-old took to Twitter to gush over allegedly nabbing a new series on the Scripps Network channel, focusing on her nearly 5-year construction project, Chateau Sheree. “It’s time for my spinoff to show the finishing touches on #chateausheree Come on @hgtv,” she tweeted.

But when a fan asked Whitfield what the show was called, she replied, “Must sign the deal first and then I will let you know luv!” This led fans to believe the show wasn’t a concrete deal:

Unfortunately for Whitfield, new reports claim a deal with HGTV is never going to happen. A representative tells Radaronline, “At this time, Sheree does not have a contract with HGTV for a show.” In fact, according to the network, the mother of three was just sharing wishful thinking. “It appears that she is interested in having her own HGTV show to showcase her renovations but we do not have any plans for that currently,” added the rep.

While it’s no secret Whitfield has been working on her home for several years now — some progress has even been documented on “RHOA” — HGTV just isn’t buying what she’s selling. Meanwhile, the socialite and fashion designer has yet to respond to HGTV’s announcement. 
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Kim Richards Admits It's 'Devastating' That Her Struggles Have Forced Daughter Kimberly to Become Her 'Caretaker'
Exposing her deepest secrets on reality TV hasn't only been harsh for Kim Richards – it's also had "devastating" effects on her daughter Kimberly Jackson.

In an exclusive sneak peek at Lifetime's upcoming series The Mother/Daughter Experiment, the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 51, and her youngest daughter, 21, reveal how being in the public eye changed the dynamic of their relationship.

"It's been a roller coaster ride," says Richards, who has been battling addiction in the spotlight and was arrested last year for public intoxication and shoplifting. "Being part of the Housewives has been an experience. It really hurt me because I was struggling with certain things."

Jackson then admits in a separate interview: "I feel like I'm her caretaker because she's fragile physically and emotionally. And it does overwhelm me."

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Bethenny Frankel Laughs Off Dating Rumors, Jokes About Unending Divorce Proceedings
Bethenny Frankel knows her relationship status is complicated, but she's poking fun at romance rumors linking her to an old pal.

"fyi, I'm dating abt 65 guys. They're all married, rich, famous & I'm pregnant w multiple babies," the wise-cracking Real Housewives of New York City star tweeted Monday. "Oh & guess what? I'm married too." 

Frankel, 45, is technically still wed thanks to prolonged divorce proceedings with estranged husband Jason Hoppy.

The couple split in 2013 following months of rumors that the two were on the rocks.

Shortly after the breakup, a source told PEOPLE that Frankel was "devastated." She and Hoppy, 45, are parents to 5-year-old Bryn, and they fought a contentious custody battle and are still arguing over finances. 

Though the Skinnygirl mogul was seeing entrepreneur and CNBC host Marcus Lemonis over the summer, a source tells PEOPLE that she's not settling down.

"She's dating but not dating anyone exclusively," the source explains. "She is happy being single and is focused on her business and her daughter."  
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Kathryn Edwards Talks Being a ‘Real Housewives’ Newbie
Despite the family feuds and occasional glass of wine tossed, that didn’t stop “Real Housewives” newbie Kathryn Edwards from joining the Beverly Hills installment of the long-running show.

While chatting with Page Six on Tuesday, the 51-year-old reality star said she counts the eclectic cast of characters as her close pals.

“I am friends with Lisa Vanderpump and I don’t think any of them [the women] are petty,” Edwards explained.

Though she and the “Vanderpump Rules” matriarch are as thick as thieves, Edwards also admitted to clashing with other wives later in the season, including Erika Girardi over the use of a certain slur.

“I was adamant about the C-word. I understand it now, but I still don’t like it,” Edwards recounted of her previous tiff with Girardi, 44, in which they argued over the word c–t. As for Lisa Rinna‘s comments on Kim Richards‘ troubled behavior, Edwards was less forgiving.

“Scary seemed really insensitive to me considering where Kim was,” Edwards noted of the former child star, who was arrested for public intoxication and shoplifting on two separate occasions in 2015.

And while Edwards opted to take the “high road” where her disagreements with Kyle Richards‘ longtime friend Faye Resnick is concerned, should she return for Season 7 of the series, Edwards hopes to enjoy more special moments with her co-stars.

“Going to Dubai with all the ladies was a great memory,” she dished. “Some of them might not feel the same way.”
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Lisa Vanderpump Scolds Erika Girardi for Talking Behind Her Back: 'It's Just Child's Play'
Word to the wise: Don't talk about getting tangled in Lisa Vanderpump's web behind her back.

In an exclusive sneak peek at Tuesday's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kathryn Edwards reveals to Vanderpump that new cast mate Erika Girardi has been saying some unflattering things about the Vanderpump Rules star.

Sitting around a table with Vanderpump, Kyle Richards and other cast members, Edwards recounts (not 100 percent accurately) a conversation in which Girardi said of Vanderpump: "I think she's a sniper from the side. I think she doesn't want to leave any finger prints." 

Here's how Edwards remembers the conversation: "She said, 'Don't let her steer you and don't get caught in her web.' ... Those weren't the words she used, but something like, basically I got the feeling: 'Watch your back.' "  

Vanderpump doesn't take kindly to that.

"It kind of pisses me off that Erika would say that," she tells the camera. "Don't get caught in my web? I barely have time to go to the bathroom. What do they think I'm doing? Spinning a web? It's just child's play." 
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Kim Fields Calls Out "Irrelevant" Kenya Moore For Lying About Husband Being Gay
Wendy Williams warned Kim Fields that joining the cast of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” wasn’t going to be fun for her, and true to Williams’ sentiment, Fields has had a rough time trying to fit in with the ladies and also deal with what seems to be constant shade from her co-star, Kenya Moore. Since the beginning of the season, the two ladies have been at odds with each other, with Moore throwing every bit of shade she possibly can at Fields during their beef. Although Fields has tried to keep her shade throwing to a minimum, it seems like she reached her breaking point last night because she posted a scathing Instagram post about Moore.

As fans of the show remember, Moore has claimed for months that Fields is boring and pompous and has thrown been throwing shade at her, while Fields has only hurled a sparse amount of disses in Moore’s direction.

However, things came to a head during the recent ladies’ trip to Jamaica when Cynthia Bailey asked Fields and Moore to co-direct her eyewear commercial and Bailey ended up choosing to work with Fields alone after Moore failed to show up to the pitch meeting and then completely failed to support Bailey during the shoot.

Since the decision, Moore claimed that Bailey was being a bad friend and that Fields was an unfit amateur at directing. She also claimed that Fields was trying to drive a wedge between her and Bailey, as well as alienate her from the rest of the cast. Moore took her shade a step further by also sharing news of rumors that Fields husband, Chris Morgan, is allegedly gay.

During last night’s episode, Fields brushed off the rumors about her husband and sat down with Moore to try and squash their beef. The ladies both claimed that they likely would never get along, but they both agreed to at least respect each other.

However, that pact was clearly thrown out of the window last night when Fields blasted Moore in an Instagram post.
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Adrienne Maloof Gives DCFS Interview Amid Child Abuse Claims Targeting Ex-Husband Dr. Pau Nassif
Adrienne Maloof has formally been interviewed by child protective services as part of an ongoing investigation targeting her ex-husband, Dr. Paul Nassif, has learned.

The allegations involve the couple’s three children, Gavin, 12, and twin sons, Colin and Christian, 6.

The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 54, “has been interviewed by the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services,” a source told Radar. “Social workers asked how the kids were doing, and other routine questions that are commonly asked. Adrienne’s primary concern is the kids and their well-being. Period.”

The abuse scandal began when Nassif’s former bodyguard, Kevin Villalobos, stated in his resignation letter, “I could not silently standby while you hit and injured your children in angry outbursts.” The letter was also sent to Maloof. Nassif later sued Villalobos for defamation over the claims, but that wasn’t enough to stop the investigation.

Villalobos made a formal complaint with officials, and as Radar reported, a DCFS investigation against Nassif was launched. Insiders said the case is likely to be dismissed, and a source insisted, “Paul is a dedicated dad, and is fully cooperating with the investigation. He has nothing to hide.”
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Dina Manzo Announces the Creation of GLOW BY DINA Skincare Line

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Michael and Ashley Darby’s Plan For Surviving ‘Real Housewives’? To Have Fun.
Having suffered his share of public drubbing when some of his riskier bets during the go-go years of the real estate boom went bust, followed by a divorce from his wife of 20 years and then marriage to the much younger Ashley, Michael Darby, 56, was past the point of caring about other people’s opinions.

Similarly, you would have thought Ashley — a stunning 27-year-old beauty queen who is used to speaking at public events and posing for photos with celebrities, socialites and underprivileged children — would not feel self-conscious in front of 100 or so people. 

But when those people are watching your debut on the latest iteration of Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise — whose main selling point is rich, brassy women being rich and brassy — you might forgive her for feeling a tad nervous, especially since in her first scene, she gushes: “My husband has a really big penis, I swear to God.”

By the time the show aired, on Jan. 24, she had also told viewers that she finds her husband’s Australian accent sexy and that after exercising they like to “bang like rabbits.” 

Ashley was a late addition to the cast, joining in Episode 2. She is by far the youngest but fits nicely into the conceit of the show. Like the other five cast members, she is an African American woman with wealth partying in an exclusive Maryland suburb that is 76 percent white and under 5 percent black. Only three of the women — Karen Huger, wife of “the Black Bill Gates”; Charisse Jackson Jordan, wife of former NBA coach Eddie Jordan; and model Katie Rost — live or grew up in Potomac. Ashley grew up in Sandy Spring, Md., the oldest of three kids raised by a single mom. Until marrying Michael, her only memory of Potomac was as a child sitting in the front seat of her grandfather’s truck. A retired county parks department worker, he had a business mowing lawns and trimming hedges at mostly wealthy people’s homes around Washington.
Huger is also from a modest background, having grown up on a Virginia farm. What sets Ashley apart from the other women is her youth and her marriage to Michael, a former competitive skiier who at 25 directed the landmark restoration of the Willard Hotel and went on to co-found one of the highest-flying real estate firms in the region. After saving his business from near death during the Great Recession, he could have kicked back and worked on his golf game, but instead he donned a flak jacket and headed to Mogadishu to plunge into the real estate market there. 

In real life, all that audacity and canniness has earned him a deep well of respect around Washington. But millions of viewers now know him mainly for being 29 years older than his wife, a pink-fleshed, bald baby boomer who sticks out like a wad of bubble gum dropped into a bowl of Hershey’s Kisses. 

It isn’t hard to guess some of the insults the couple now gets online; “gold digger” and “daddy complex” are common entries for Ashley. On Ashley’s first episode, Gizelle Bryant, ex-wife of a megachurch pastor, assumes aloud that Michael is on Viagra and refers to Ashley as “THOT-ish” — THOT being shorthand for “that ho over there.” Bravo instantaneously promoted the diss online.

So why expose yourself to gawking and ridicule? Why not keep your extraordinary sex life and vacations to yourselves? And play video-game bowling and beer pong in the privacy of your own penthouse condo or beach house?

People go on reality television for a reason. Ashley and Michael Darby are already rich. So what else are they looking for?
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Jacqueline Laurita's Daughter Ashley Holmes Is Engaged
There's going to be a new Housewife in town.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita's daughter Ashley Holmes is engaged to boyfriend Pete Malleo, she announced Friday.

"I woke up so happy today knowing my beautiful, grown up, 25 year old daughter @ashleenicholexx will be in good hands with this thoughtful, considerate, handsome, kind gentleman," Laurita, 45, captioned an Instagram of the happy couple posing in Hoboken, New Jersey, along the Hudson River.

"I said 'yes,' " Holmes captioned another sweet photo, adding a diamond ring emoji. Thank you for such an amazing day @c3peteo ...I'm so excited for this next chapter of our lives." 

E! News reports that the proposal was filmed for RHONJ. According to the outlet, Malleo was friends with his bride-to-be's cousin Albie Manzo in high school.

Holmes, a makeup artist who now oges by Ashlee Nichole, is Laurita's first child from a previous marriage. (Laurita has two sons, CJ, 13, and Nicholas, 6, with husband Chris, 46.) The mother and teen daughter clashed often on the reality show, and Holmes made headlines when she pulled out part of Danielle Staub's extensions during an on-camera brawl. (She was found guilty of assault and paid a $189 fine.) 
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Friday, February 19, 2016

Lisa Rinna To Yolanda Foster: You’re Faking Lyme Disease
Lisa Rinna is on the attack! The actress will not stop telling the world that she believes Yolanda Foster is pretending to have Lyme disease. It turns out Lisa heard a rumor from her hairdresser, that Yolanda has Munchausen syndrome. But Yolanda fired back during WWHL with Andy Cohen and revealed that it’s ridiculous that Lisa keeps running her mouth.

“Are you really going to listen to what the hairdresser says? If you’re my friend you should be saying ‘what are you talking about’,” Yolanda said Feb. 16. “It’s hurtful…obviously I’m sharing my journey to bring awareness to Lyme disease, and chronic invisible disease in general. I’m not sharing for a pity party or trying to get any special attention. I’m as frustrated with the disease as everybody else is … but I want answers, I want a cure.”

Just to give you a little back story … Munchausen syndrome is a disease in which someone “exaggerates or creates symptoms of illnesses in themselves to gain examination, treatment, attention, sympathy, and/or comfort from medical personnel.” Yikes! This is quite the accusation coming from Lisa. Yolanda confronted Lisa during the RHOBH and said: “I don’t care. You said it. You put it out in the universe, and it sucks. You labeled Kim last year, you labeled Brandi, and now you’re labeling me.” It really is ridiculous that Lisa is going around spreading such hurtful rumors that have no basis whatsoever!
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Danielle Staub's Daughter Christine Reveals How RHONJ Ruined Her Teenage Years
Being on The Real Housewives isn't always glamorous — we could have surmised that much ourselves.

But we had no idea how bad it could actually be. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub's forthcoming memoir includes a personal essay written by her teenage daughter, Christine Staub, explaining how her mom's role on the show ruined her teenage years.

The trauma Staub endured sounds downright nighmarish. In one passage, she describes seeing her mother verbally and physically attacked in a restaurant.

"In her two seasons on the show — and the half dozen years following — my mother has been described in many ways. She's been called trash, garbage, a pig, an extortionist, a felon, a husband stealer. She was even branded as a 'prostitution whore,"' Staub writes. "Imagine an irate woman flipping over a table as she screamed that name at my mother. Actually, you don't have to imagine at all, because the scene lives on as one of the most iconic moments in reality television history. As for me, I don't need to be reminded. My little sister and I were there. We saw the table fly on our mother, we heard the expletives, we ran as fast as we could to try to catch up as she was chased around the restaurant, and we heard her cries for help. We felt helpless and unable to defend her."

In another passage, she describes sexual harassment that took place in her high school because of a comment another Housewife had made about her mom.

"Freshman year of high school, for example, I was cornered by a group of football players. 'C'mon, Christine,' one of them said, as he motioned towards his crotch. 'I'm ready for my daily blow job.' I was mortified. Not to mention confused. Behind him, the other guys snickered. 'Don't be shy, Christine,' he said, moving closer. 'I mean, isn't this what you and your mom do for fun?'"

Eventually, after Danielle Staub left the show, she and her family were forced to leave their New Jersey hometown so Staub could find work without being judged for how she was portrayed on RHONJ. Christine Staub, now a college-bound high school senior, encourages readers to give her mother her voice back.

"As for my mother, she has been silenced for far too long, and now it is time for her to open up about every dirty detail once and for all," she writes. "I don't care what any TV viewer believes her to be, or how any media outlet defines her. I know who she is, and I admire her. Now I have a voice, and the time has come for my mother to reclaim her own — to reclaim the respect she deserves."
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Lydia McLaughlin Announces Return To ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’
Lydia McLaughlin decided to leave The Real Housewives of Orange County behind after a single season, because the show was too much for her. Lydia was shocked at the amount of drama that went on while filming, and during the reunion special for that season, she walked off the set. And while she later announced that the entire McLaughlin family would not be returning, she’s now changing her mind. Maybe Bravo came with a great offer for her, because she’s now returning to the show. According to a new Instagram post, Lydia McLaughlin is now revealing that she’ll be back on The Real Housewives Of Orange County.

“I’m back #RHOC #BTS,” Lydia revealed on an Instagram post, using both the official Real Housewives of Orange County hashtag and adding the hashtag “be there soon.”

In the picture, Lydia is getting her hair done, and it is possible that she’s getting ready to film. And it would make sense, as the upcoming season is close to getting started.

Based on her replies to the post, many people are excited about her return, as one person wrote, “I’m so excited! Been waiting for your return ever since you left! Wish you all the best.”
So what has McLaughlin been up to since leaving The Real Housewives of Orange County? She’s written a book, Beyond Orange County: A Housewives Guide to Faith and Happiness, and McLaughlin had a third baby, baby Roman. Even when she was writing the book, McLaughlin knew that it was time to walk away from the show. In her book, she reveals what made her walk away from Bravo.

“When I was asked back to do season 9, I wanted to do it. Being on the show was everything the world tells us to desire and it was what I desired,” Lydia McLaughlin writes in her book, according to E! Online. “But deep, deep down—so quiet I could almost silence it—I knew in my heart it was not God’s plan for me to go back. I knew God was calling me to walk away from the show.”

What can Lydia expect when she returns to The Real Housewives of Orange County this season?

Apparently, McLaughlin hasn’t been watching the show since she left, which means she may be on neutral grounds when it comes to Brooks Ayers’ cancer scandal and Vicki Gunvalson’s involvement. Vicki and McLaughlin were never best friends, but Lydia’s mother was disrespected by Briana’s husband, Ryan, after she had put her feet up on the couch during a party. McLaughlin was heartbroken, and she admits that she didn’t watch the show after leaving it behind.
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Aviva Drescher Says ‘Real Housewives’ Is All Acting
Former “Real Housewives of New York” star Aviva Drescher sat front row at the Carmen Marc Volvo fashion show Tuesday, and she told The Post that she’s nothing like the person people saw on TV.

“For me the whole thing was sort of an acting job. It was never a reality for me,” she said. “There were like 10 cameras around and I was there to entertain people and take them out of their hard day. So when I threw my leg, I was looking at it as entertainment.”

“I just hope that in real life, nobody thinks that I really do that, I have three kids,” she said.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Eileen Davidson Hangs Out With Yolanda Foster’s Ex-Husband Mohamed Hadid
On the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Yolanda Foster asks Lisa Vanderpump to read her children’s medical records – to prove to her that they (Bella and Anwar Hadid) indeed do have Lyme disease. On a previous episode, Lisa had said Yolanda’s ex-husband Mohamed (father of Bella and Anwar) told her the kids are fine. Lisa thought that meant the kids didn’t have Lyme disease, just the opposite of what Yolanda had publicly announced.

Then at a pool party at Erika Girardi’s, Eileen Davidson tries to help clear the name of her friend Lisa Rinna, who’s also taking heat for seeding the Yolanda’s-kids-don’t-have-Lyme-disease rumor. Davidson may know more than anyone else, at least about what the father thinks. She's been hanging out in Hollywood with Mohamed and his girlfriend (see below). And note Eileen’s new do! Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesdays at 9pm on Bravo.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Kenya Moore Calls Kim Fields' Husband Gay
Trouble in paradise! As the Sunday, February 14, episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta began, Kenya Moore was still stewing over the news — as reported by Sheree Whitfield — that Cynthia Bailey had denied their friendship to NeNe Leakes (who had arrived in Jamaica with her husband, Gregg Leakes, the night before). 

In response to the perceived slight, Kenya opted to skip the group trip to see some of Peter Thomas' old stomping grounds in order to snuggle up with Matt, her boyfriend, at the spa instead. 

Meanwhile, Cynthia and Peter, NeNe and Gregg, Kim Fields and Chris Morgan, Porsha Williams, Phaedra Parks, Sheree and Malorie headed off in a bus to enjoy an authentic fish fry and meet Peter's aunt.
"I never denied my friendship with Kenya," Cynthia explained. "All I said was, 'We are not best friends' — because we are not best friends!" Her tone quickly softened, though, as she started to cry. "I think last night it was clear that I'm excited that NeNe's back in my life, and if anything should have been taken from it, that's what should have been taken." 

She continued on in a sort of manifesto moment. "I want to be good friends with everybody. We all have our different friendships." She did admit, however, "it's never going to be what it is with me and NeNe."
Sheree instigated this mess, but Kenya really crossed the line with this one. Still, everybody knows that Kenya just loves being the villain.

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Ashley Darby Becomes Season 1 of 'Real Housewives of Potomac's Villain
Ashley Darby has been a cast member of the Real Housewives of Potomac for two weeks in a row now, and she's already causing some huge problems. As her first act as a Housewife, she threw a whiskey tasting party in a basement, which horrified the other women, and made it totally worth it in my opinion. On the latest episode, though, she went several steps further when she confessed some less-than-adorable online shenanigans to Katie (who, by the way, is still obsessed with getting Andrew to marry her, lest you think she got over that since the last episode).

Ashley's big reveal is that she Googled the entire cast, Katie included. In an interview, she defended her actions by saying that you just never know with people, and you should have some idea of what's going on with them. I guess, but it's not like these are prospective Tinder dates. Also? Google away, but don't tell people about it. That's like the number one rule of Googling, and rule number two should be that you don't let the producers of the Bravo show you're on convince you to tell the other cast members you Googled them.

Anyway, Ashley's Internet antics revealed what everyone apparently already knows about Katie, mainly that she dated Russell Simmons (Katie would like us to know that they're still BFF's). What Ashley learned about Robyn is the definition of why you keep your mouth shut about things you learn online: Her home, where she lives with her kids and ex-husband, is allegedly in foreclosure and they have almost nothing in the bank. (Cue gasp from Katie.)

And what do you do when you find out someone has been searching for information about you and your friends online? If you're Katie, you go and tell everyone about it, which is exactly what she did, and right before Ashley's cat-themed 27th birthday party, which, to the horror of many, had no open bar. (Note: When Ashley first mentioned the theme of her party, I totally misheard and thought she said "kiddie," prompting a flashback to Ariana's 30th birthday party when Tom was a huge jerk. But anyway, cats!)

Robyn confronted Ashley, clad in animal print, who claimed she had no nefarious intentions towards her. Robyn was skeptical, but agreed to let it go for now. I don't know what to make of this. There's the obviously stupid move on Ashley's part to tell Katie about Googling everyone, and then there's Katie telling everyone about it. Is Ashley just trying to start trouble? If she is, there are far better, more advanced ways to do that. She might want to consider hanging out in Beverly Hills for a while to pick them up.
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Monday, February 15, 2016

Phaedra Parks Hints That Kenya Moore is Pregnant
Usually when Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks are talking about each other, the two women are throwing colossal levels of shade at each other behind each other’s backs on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” However, Parks seemed to take a partial break from shading Moore this week when she hinted at some shocking news about her cast mate.

This week on “Dish Nation,” Parks filled in for Porsha Williams, who was recently cast in the upcoming season of “Celebrity Apprentice.” While chatting with her co-hosts, Parks discussed Cynthia Bailey’s blowup with Moore about denying that they’re BFFs. Parks then shared that she heard a rumor that Moore is pregnant.

“Honey, I did hear that one of her NON best friends might be having a bundle of joy, so maybe she can be the godmother,” Parks said on-air.

Parks’ co-host, Headkrack, asked Parks, “Is this person named after a country?”

“I think so, and some coffee. And she peddles around in sperm banks,” Parks said, while also bringing up some previous shade she mentioned about Moore not having a man and needing a sperm bank to get pregnant.

Headkrack then asked Parks directly, “So you’re saying Kenya’s pregnant?”

Parks took the opportunity to throw more shade at Moore as she revealed the rest of the rumor.

“That’s what someone told me, but I haven’t confirmed it because I’m not a gynecologist. Only Jesus knows who that baby daddy is, if it is true,” Parks said.
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Lisa Rinna Attacks Erika Girardi For Being A Snitch
Lisa Rinna was on a mission to clear her name on the Feb. 9 episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. When Yolanda confronted Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle about them possibly saying her kids don’t really have lyme disease, she said Lisa Rinna fed her the info. But that wasn’t the case, so Lisa Rinna tried her best to reveal the truth.

It was actually during a trip to San Diego, where the ladies were invited to watch Erika perform at a gay club, that Lisa felt the need to do some investigating. Knowing that both Kathryn and Eileen hadn’t talked to Yolanda, Lisa Rinna figured out that it must have been Erika who told Yolanda the ladies were discussing her kids’ health. (We, as viewers, already knew this.) But after the performance at the gay club, when Lisa Rinna brought it up and gave the guilty party a chance to fess up, no one talked. Erika even said she wasn’t the one who told Yolanda, but then during her interview, she admitted it was. So she clearly lied to the ladies and Lisa Rinna wasn’t happy about it. Poor Lisa Rinna — she just wanted to clear her name.

In other RHOBH news, Kyle and Lisa Vanderpump also went and tried cryotherapy with Yolanda, while Kathryn called Erika out for wearing a necklace with the word “c***y” on it.
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Sunday, February 14, 2016

According To Brandi Glanville, Kim Richards Is 'Sober ... But There's Always A Chance For Relapse'
Brandi Glanville says her "Housewives" co-star Kim Richards is doing remarkably well with her sobriety ... but it's up to her friends and family to keep it that way.

Brandi is set to appear on this weeks podcast episode of "Allegedly" with Matt Weiss and Theo Vonn. She talks a lot about him Kim is doing, and mentions there's always a chance Kim could fall off the wagon.

It's interesting ... Brandi also gives her take on the Yolanda and David Foster divorce, take a listen to what she says and if she saw it coming or not.

The entire interview drops Tuesday, you can download it here.

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Tiffany Hendra's Adult Film Past Revealed
“The Real Housewives of Dallas” hasn’t even premiered and it’s already stirring up controversy.

On Thursday, Bravo announced the cast for the latest “Housewives” franchise, which features Tiffany Hendra, who has starred in several pornographic films, Page Six has confirmed.

Her biography from the show’s website states the working actress and model, 45, has a “troubling past from her time in the limelight.”

A quick search for “Tiffany Bolton,” her maiden name, turns up several NSFW photos and videos of the new reality star dating back to 1999.

Hendra has been married for 12 years to Australian rocker Aaron Hendra.

The show, which debuts April 11 at 10 p.m., will follow the couple as they settle into a new life in Texas, where Hendra grew up. She’ll make an effort to leave her past behind and reconnect with her best friend LeeAnne.

The show will also feature Hendra delve into charity work — specifically with Angels of East Africa.
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Charrisse Jackson Jordan Says 'She's the Mistress" In Marriage To Husband
The wife of Rutgers men's basketball coach Eddie Jordan reportedly feels, "his life is his job and I'm the mistress."

In a clip of an upcoming episode of "The Real Housewives of Potomac," Charrisse Jackson Jordan continues, "I don't even know if I'm the mistress, at least the mistress gets something. Now I'm just trying to figure it all out because I don't really know where this road is going for me."

Jackson Jordan lives in Potomac, Maryland, with the couple's children, while her husband is in his third season coaching here in New Jersey.

"I'm running around half the time like a chicken with my head cut off because I'm trying to make up for being daddy and mommy," she says on the Bravo reality show.

Friday, February 12, 2016

'The Real Housewives of Dallas' Cast Revealed
They're here, y'all! The cast of The Real Housewives of Dallas was announced on Thursday, February 11.

Newcomers to the Bravo family include Texas socialites Cary Deuber, Tiffany Hendra, Stephanie Hollman, LeeAnne Locken and Brandi Redmond. The network promises extravagant galas, crazy egos, scandals galore and, yes, plenty of drama.

"Pedigree and status may grant an automatic invite to the most exclusive gatherings in town, but one misstep could send anyone to the blacklist," Bravo's press release teases. "Pecking orders and relationships are at stake when old-money meets new-money meets no-money, and these ladies soon realize who will survive the twists and turns, and who will be left in the dust to lick their wounds."

Some ladies are sure to have one another's back, though. In between throwing lavish charity events, the stars will be spending time with their families — and BFFs. Fans can expect Tiffany to reconnect with her former pal LeeAnne, while Stephanie is sure to side with pal Brandi when fights go down. Their friend Marie Reyes will also be going along for the ride.

The Real Housewives of Dallas debuts on Bravo on April 11 at 10 p.m. EST. 
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Claudia Jordan Starring on TV One’s New Show ‘The Next 15″
Getting dropped from a reality show can be a big blow to anybody’s ego when being a reality star is part of your being.

It happened to both Benzino and Claudia Jordan. VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” dropped him and his fiance Althea Hart in 2014 after a stormy season three reunion show. Jordan lasted just one season on “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and was let go last year.

But Carlos King, the man behind “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” still wanted to be in business with Jordan. And he nabbed Benzino as well.

Called “The Next 15,” the reality show plays off the Andy Warhol “15 minutes of fame” line. It debuts on TV One at 9 p.m. Wednesday night.

Jordan has since moved back to Los Angeles. Benzino was planning to open an office for “Hip Hop Weekly” in L.A. anyway so he joined the show as well.

The first episode is a bit of a meta show because it shows the “casting” process or whatever King chooses to show as the casting process. Jordan tells King she wants to create a talk show featuring former reality stars.
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

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Cynthia Bailey Tearfully Admits the Truth About Her Friendship With Kenya Moore
Hot tub confessional! The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kenya Moore has a lot to say about Cynthia Bailey and NeNe Leakes while sharing a sudsy dip with boyfriend Matt Jordan in the Sunday, February 14, episode, as seen in Us Weekly's exclusive sneak peek.

The episode continues the ladies' trip to Jamaica, where things got tense last time after Kenya felt that Cynthia downplayed their friendship in front of the group.

"Cynthia pretty much denied that we were close friends," Kenya tells Matt. "She basically said, 'Oh, well — we're working on a friendship.' Like, it just didn't make any sense to me and actually really hurt my feelings."

The clip then shows Cynthia giving her side of the story to the ladies on a bus to Kingston.

"We all have our different friendships — it's never going to be what it is with me and NeNe," Cynthia says through tears, about her relationship with Kenya. She adds that they weren't able to work things out because "she wouldn't let me talk."
If I was Cynthia I wouldn't want NeNe or Kenya's friendship, they both did her wrong in the past and they both shady.  

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dina Manzo, Teresa Aprea and Nicole Napolitano Get the Ax from 'Real Housewives of New Jersey'
Teresa Giudice is a shoo-in for season 7 of 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' but 3 other women are suddenly unemployed ... TMZ has learned.

Our production sources tell us Dina Manzo and the twins Teresa Aprea and Nicole Napolitano all got the ax. 

No word yet on who will fill the vacancies ... we're told Bravo's currently shopping for other housewives.

As of now, Teresa's sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, and former member cast member Jacqueline Laurita are the only others locked in ... but it's gonna be the Teresa show all the way.

Cameras have been following Teresa since her release from prison and it'll provide a chunk of the story line.

Bethenny Frankel Claims Luann de Lesseps' Fiance Romanced Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan
According to Bethenny Frankel, Luann de Lesseps' new fiance, Thomas D'Agostino Jr., gets around.

On Monday, the 45-year-old reality star chatted with Andy Cohen on his Sirius XM show, Radio Andy, and claimed that Lesseps wouldn't be the the first Real Housewives of New York City star that D'Agostino has romanced.

Frankel admitted to Cohen that she didn't know her co-star's fiance personally, but alleged, "Ramona [Singer] dated him, and Sonja [Morgan] used to be his 'friends with benefits,' so they kind of gave a little intel recently."

While Frankel joked about D'Agostino, she share her excitement for her RHONY co-star."I feel excited for [Lesseps]. She's having a moment. It's exciting," she said. "She wasn't that happy this summer, and I feel like who knows, I suck at relationships. I'm not one to talk about anyone's relationship. I'm in the 12-year divorce."
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bitter Ex-'Housewife' Brandi Glanville Slams Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump
She's off The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but Brandi Glanville remains a pot-stirring presence on the reality show this season.

During last week's episode, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump both discussed their feud with the former model – Richards, 47, blames her for exacerbating deeply rooted issues with her troubled sister Kim, and Vanderpump, 55, accuses Glanville of driving a wedge between her and their other costars.

On Friday, Glanville fired back – and let the expletives fly.

"Those bitches are cowards," she said on Podcast One's Brandi Glanville Unfiltered. "They're going to talk about people that can't themselves 'cause they don't want to talk about each other. So I'm just going to address two things that were said about me, and then I will have my side out there and they can f--- off." 

She's off The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but Brandi Glanville remains a pot-stirring presence on the reality show this season.

During last week's episode, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump both discussed their feud with the former model – Richards, 47, blames her for exacerbating deeply rooted issues with her troubled sister Kim, and Vanderpump, 55, accuses Glanville of driving a wedge between her and their other costars.

On Friday, Glanville fired back – and let the expletives fly.

"Those bitches are cowards," she said on Podcast One's Brandi Glanville Unfiltered. "They're going to talk about people that can't themselves 'cause they don't want to talk about each other. So I'm just going to address two things that were said about me, and then I will have my side out there and they can f--- off."  
As much as I've made it no secret that I can't stand Brandi, to be fair, Kim and Kyle have long had issues in their relationship and we all got to see that in 'RHOBH' Season 1. Still, the idea that Kim's recent relapse and drama with police had nothing to do with hanging around the likes of Kyle and that Brandi didn't get off by driving a further wedge between Kim and Kyle is total B.S.

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It's Official: ‘Real Housewives Of New Jersey’ Renewed; Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga & Jacqueline Laurita To Return
Bravo Media announced today that The Real Housewives of New Jersey will return for Season 7 later this year, with Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga and Jacqueline Laurita all confirmed to be back.

The new season picks up with Giudice’s release from prison after her fraud conviction as she looks to repair fractured relationships with her family and friends and prepares for husband Joe to begin his sentence at the end of March. Meanwhile, Laurita, whose main focus continues to be helping her autistic son, longs for the “Lucy and Ethel” friendship she had with Giudice.

Real Housewives of New Jersey is produced by Sirens Media, LLC, A Leftfield Company, for Bravo. Rebecca Toth Diefenbach, Valerie Haselton, Lucilla D’Agostino, Caroline Self, Omid Kahangi and Tess Gamboa Meyers serve as executive producers. Andy Cohen also serves as an Executive Producer.
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