Saturday, December 31, 2016

Cynthia Bailey's Ex Peter Thomas says that Phaedra Parks Always Knew About Apollo Nida's Criminal Ways
The drama never stops on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and now Phaedra Parks is part of it once again. Peter Thomas is speaking out and saying that Phaedra actually knew all about the illegal things that Apollo was doing. Of course, Phaedra has never admitted to knowing about what he was doing. All About the Tea shared the details about what Peter had to say.

Peter Thomas is Cynthia Bailey's ex, and he reached out to a radio station in Charlotte called Power 98 FM. While talking to them, Peter talked about he feels like Phaedra is fake. It is very obvious that he is not a fan of hers. He says that Phaedra has two sides. One of them is her great religious side, and he said that her other side is a total freak. He is also saying that the rumors that Phaedra Parks had an affair with someone named Mr. Chocolate are totally true. He even says that he saw the proof on Apollo's phone.

While on the radio show, Peter Thomas wasn't holding back about calling Phaedra out. Peter even says that Apollo was faithful to Phaedra and if he hadn't been then he would have been caught for sure. 

The shocking thing that Peter had to share was that he says that Phaedra Parks allegedly knew all about the illegal stuff that Apollo was doing and basically told him not to get caught doing it. As Peter said, Phaedra is a lawyer. He explained that he feels like there was no way that Phaedra couldn't know that Apollo was committing fraud when he was bringing home all kinds of new stuff, but didn't have a paystub to explain where it was coming from. He says that Phaedra has only gone to see Apollo twice. One time for him to sign their divorce papers and the other time was because the network made her take the kids to see him according to Peter. He isn't holding much back.
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One of the 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Abusing Xanax ?
Following the season 7 premiere of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, In Touch has exclusively learned that one series cast member will be forced to come clean about her drug addiction this season.

A source revealed to In Touch that the cast member — either Eileen Davidson, Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Eden Sassoon, or Lisa Vanderpump — is approached on camera by her co-stars, as they believe she's been abusing Xanax.

“People pop Xanax when they’re stressed out. And let’s face it, there has never been a shortage of drama when it comes to the ladies of Beverly Hills," a source exclusively revealed. 

Further, the source adds there will be "major fireworks" surrounding her addiction, but "the other housewives will help her deal with this." 

Kyle's sister Kim Richards, who was a former cast member on the series, previously opened up about her drug use with Dr. Phil. In addition to taking unprescribed pain killers, she admitted she smokes marijuana "every once in a while."
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Friday, December 30, 2016

Kandi Burruss Slams Phaedra Parks for Being ‘Full of S**t’
Well, it wouldn’t be a Housewives fight if the person the fight is about isn't around to defend herself. 

ET has your exclusive first look at Sunday night’s all-new episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, which finds Sheree Whitfield seemingly calling some sort of “Come to Jesus” meeting between Kandi Burruss and Porsha Williams. 

The set-up: Porsha does not agree with how Kandi has been talking about Phaedra Parks, alleging that Kandi has been spreading rumors about Phaedra cheating on her incarcerated husband, Apollo Nida. (The couple has since divorced.) 

“I didn’t say the word ‘cheated,’” Kandi claims. “I said she was talking to other people before Apollo went to jail.” 

“That’s saying that she cheated,” Porsha fires back. “I mean, if your best girlfriend seems like she’s confirming that to the streets…” 

“That’s why I am not her best girlfriend, first and foremost,” Kandi says, cutting Porsha off. “But that ain’t stop her from doing s**t to me. She’s not gonna keep running her mouth behind closed doors when people don’t know she’s talking. Don’t think that s**t don’t get back.” 

“I’ve never heard her say anything that I felt was below the belt,” Porsha says. “Like, ‘You cheated on your husband and were damn near married to somebody else.’ I ain’t never heard her say something like that.”
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Luann de Lesseps Says Upcoming Wedding Number 2 Will Be Very Different
We all know Luann de Lesseps is excited to walk down the aisle with Thomas D'Agostino, Jr. And although it’ll be her second marriage, it doesn’t make it any less meaningful.

But, be sure, the two wedding ceremonies will be very different. Luann explains how her 2017 wedding will go down.

“My first wedding, we eloped…I wore jeans, a turtleneck, and a blazer and that’s the way we wanted it to be,” she explains of her 1993 marriage to French entrepreneur Alexandre De Lesseps, the one that labeled her a countess.

“We wanted it to be very casual and it was just the two of us, so this time around, I want to have my family around,” she says.

The two share kids Victoria and Noel together and divorced in 2009.

“And so, that’s very special to me. Having my children, and I think when you have children, it’s important to show the example of even though we’re not together and we are divorced, we are still their parents and we’ll always love them,” she says. “And so, what better to show your children that, even though you’re not together any more, you can still get along together. I think it’s so important, I think it’s so healthy…and I think it’s you know, parents have to set an example like that, because we are parents nonetheless.”

Luann says her kids love Tom, so they are all one big happy family, including her ex.

“The kids like Tom, so they like him very much,” she says.
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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Vicki Gunvalson Reveals Season 12 'RHOC' Status, Teases New Co-Star
What would a season of “Real Housewives of Orange County” be without Vicki Gunvalson? Fans may never know.

The self-proclaimed O.G. of the O.C. appears to be returning to the Bravo reality series for Season 12. Her status was unclear following two contentious years with the franchise, but Vicki’s been a staple on “RHOC” for more than 10 years — why stop now? The insurance mogul seemingly confirmed her return in an Instagram post. She appeared in a photo with Brianna Stanko, who it seems may be joining “RHOC” in Season 12.

In her caption, Vicki shared that she was “having so much fun” at dinner with Brianna. She told her 675,000 followers that the blonde beauty had only recently moved to Orange County, California, from Atlanta, asking that they “give her some love.” Vicki used the hashtags “#rhocinthemaking” and “#season12,” which many took as a sign that she planned to appear in the upcoming season of the popular Bravo reality series.

Vicki also hinted at the fate of Kelly Dodd, who caused quite a stir during Season 11 — her first with “RHOC.” She gave a shout out to the controversial reality star in her Instagram caption, adding that both she and Brianna were “missing” her. Kelly was one of Vicki’s only friends during Season 11 of “RHOC” after the pair were ostracized by the rest of the cast for their questionable behavior.

Kelly came under fire from a majority of the cast for her foul mouth and quick temper during her first season on “RHOC.” Most notably, she feuded with Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador — taking a dig about her husband’s affair during a cast trip to Ireland. Kelly was also not well-received by Heather Dubrow and Meghan King Edmonds, who introduced her to the rest of the “RHOC” cast.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Phaedra Parks: Why ‘Real Housewives’ Doesn’t Need Nene Leakes & Never Ruling Out an Apollo Reunion

RELATED: Phaedra Parks to pay Apollo’s $2M restitution fine

Dorit Kemsley On Why She Needs So Many Nannies
When Season 7 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premiered on Dec. 6, many long-time viewers immediately took note of the new face among the crowd of familiar uber-glam (and uber-dramatic) housewives. Dorit Kemsley was introduced on the series' latest season premiere as the wife of Paul "PK" Kemsley, an English businessman. Right off the bat, Dorit's somewhat surprising number of nannies was highlighted by Bravo as one of the notable things about the fashionable socialite. But exactly how much do Dorit Kemsley's nannies earn?

Information about the exact salaries that Dorit's nannies make isn't widely available, but as all parents know, quality childcare doesn't come cheap — particularly for around-the-clock care and for very young infants. Given Dorit's busy multiple careers, it's no wonder that she's hired several childcare professionals to watch her children so that she can work — after all, fathers are free to work full-time without judgment, and why shouldn't mothers be allowed to do the same?

Dorit and PK have two young children, which includes their son Jagger and their daughter Phoenix. Dorit's rather large childcare and house staff was one of the first things that Bravo mentioned about the newest housewife addition, in their sneak peek at the currently airing season of the long-running RHOBH. But Dorit was quick to address and defuse any shade that might've been thrown at her about the seemingly excessive amount of help her family relies on.

"Currently, my staff includes Peggy, who's baby nurse, Neila, Jagger's main nanny, and then I've got a few nannies for Jagger and Phoenix—to fill in—three full-time housekeepers, and Tiffany, who's my husband's assistant," Dorit explained to E!. "For those who will criticize me for having a big staff," she clarified, "I'm not exactly lounging in bed eating bonbons."

While that certainly might seem like a lot of extra hands, if the Kemsley's can afford the help, why not get it? Based on Dorit's Instagram account, which is filled with pictures of both parents doting on their children, it's clear that the couple spends plenty of quality time with their babies.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Gretchen Rossi Sued By Her Own Lawyers
Gretchen Rossi may have to lawyer up somewhere else after she stiffed a law firm for hundreds of thousands of dollars ... according to a new lawsuit.

Brown & Charbonneau, LLP -- a SoCal business and family firm -- just filed suit against the ex-'Real Housewives of Orange County' star, claiming she left 'em hanging with an invoice of about $285,000 in late 2013 ... and then another for $16,000 a few months later.

Gretchen's camp tells us she hired B&C to work on a harassment case and plans to pay her unpaid balance once she collects in an unrelated legal matter.  She chalks it up to a "misunderstanding."
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Stephanie Hollman Talks Conquering Domestic Violence and Enjoying Holidays with Children
Having a place in “The Real Housewives of Dallas” cast has changed Stephanie Hollman’s world. The reality TV star grew up in a small sheltered town in Oklahoma and told CBS that she’s never experienced drama before the franchise -- and there’s tons to gossip about when the Lone Star state’s socialites come together. But when the cameras aren’t around, Hollman’s true passions shine. CBS spoke to Stephanie Hollman about how she’s tackling domestic violence.

How has being on “The Real Housewives of Dallas” changed your life?
It changed my life in every aspect. I’ve grown more in the past year and a half than I have in my whole life. I grew up very sheltered and I never experienced drama or conflict with other people. When you live in a small town, there’s only so many girls. You have to be kind to everyone because it is such a small town. 

Was there a particular moment on the show when you realized this is now your life?
Marie’s cocktail party when LeeAnne threw the glass. I thought, “Oh my goodness, this is not good.” That’s when it became real. She was upset at me and it scared me. I didn’t know how to take it and I didn’t know how to reconcile everything.  

What can you tell us about season 2?
It’s going to be great. We are a little over halfway done. I think going in for the second time you know what to expect. That can be a good and bad thing because it can be a little scary. The worst case scenario is that you’ll get some mean tweets. But I cannot wait! 

I know you’re really passionate about philanthropy. How did you get involved in that?
Before I met my husband [Travis], I worked in social services. I worked for a homeless pregnancy center in Oklahoma and that’s where I met a lot of my clients. Most of them left a violent relationship and needed to seek shelter for both them and their unborn babies. So I’ve always worked with women dealing with domestic violence. 

My passion really came after I met my husband and I had my first son. I decided I really wanted to be an advocate for domestic violence and have my family take a stand. I feel it’s something no one really wants to talk about. It’s not like being an advocate for breast cancer awareness where many people come together. Domestic violence is uncomfortable. With this opportunity, I want to be a voice and stand up. As a community, it’s something that we should not accept and not tolerate.

I want my boys to know they have to be respectful and kind. That situation is not okay for them or any of their friends to be in. 
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Monday, December 26, 2016

Sheree Whitfield Claims Her Neighbors Are Racist
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Sheree Whitfield, 46, is alleging her neighbors are racist after she was fined $1,000 for not getting the proper permits to throw her October housewarming party.

Last month Whitfield appeared in court and was fined $1,000 by Sandy Springs, Georgia and put on unsupervised probation for 18 months over her October 28 'Chateau Sheree' bash, which was filmed for the hit Bravo show. The production company was also fined $1,000.

She told IHeartRadio this week, according to AJC, that her neighbors 'are p***ed off that a little black girl was able to move into the neighborhood.'

The party, which ended more than five years of construction headaches and plotlines about the custom built home, was captured in photos by

Photos showed fellow castmates Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss, former castmember Kim Zolciak Biermann and husband Kroy, and Peter Bailey, the estranged husband of castmate Cynthia all in attendance, as well as massive film production crews and crowded streets of double parked cars. 

Speaking to the Domenick Nati Show Whitfield said the situation was 'blown out of proportion,' saying 'I am not happy with the city I live in. I pay taxes like everybody else.'

She said other people in her neighborhood threw parties and no one complained. 

The neighbors, she said, 'are p***ed off that a little black girl was able to move into the neighborhood and build a home that's bigger than some of theirs. They are p***ed for whatever reason. I totally don't think it was fair.'

Sonja Morgan and Her New Boyfriend are ‘Starting To Get Real’
It’s getting serious between “Real Housewives of NYC” star Sonja Morgan and nightlife impresario Rocco Ancarola.

“We’re liking each other a lot,” Ancarola told me. “It’s starting to get real.”

After being set up on a blind date last summer by fellow Bravo “Housewife” Jules Wainstein, Ancarola took Morgan to his friend Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental benefit in St-Tropez. She took him to a hockey game at Barclays Center.

Last week, they went together to a holiday party thrown by p.r. guru R. Couri Hay at his Upper West Side townhouse, co-hosted by actress Leesa Rowland.

“Sonja’s really fun,” said South African-born Ancarola, whose clubs included Boom and Pink Elephant. “We’re taking it one step at a time. We’ll see where it goes.”

Ancarola was surprised how many people watch the show in Europe and ask Sonya for selfies: “Everywhere she goes, people recognize her.”
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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Erika Girardi Loses Underwear and Gains New RHOBH Enemy: Dorit Kemsley
Dorit Kemsley, the newest Housewife on the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, has spent much of her three episodes on the hit Bravo show so far boasting about how well-traveled she is. But while she’s seen Paris, and she’s seen France — Kemsley definitely hasn’t seen Erika Girardi’s underpants!

That’s because Girardi isn’t wearing any.

On Tuesday’s all new episode, Dorit, 40, found herself face to face with a whole new side of Girardi, 45, when the singer showed to a pre-drinks gathering for a white party being held at one of Vanderpump’s restaurants wearing a stunning short designer dress and no underwear.

“It doesn’t look good under my dress,” Girardi said, defending her decision to go commando. “Why would I break up a beautiful design with a panty line?” Really?”

Her au naturale fashion choice was fine until Lisa Vanderpump jokingly put her hand up Girardi’s skirt, looking for a pair of underpants to donate to Housewife Kyle Richards — whose white underwear was showing through her white outfit. The motion caused Girardi to “flash the puss,” as it were.

“Don’t put your hands up my skirt unless you want to see what’s up there,” Girardi sassed. “Don’t push me Ms. Vanderpump — I’ll take you there. I told you that.”

While everyone was laughing at the time, Kemsley didn’t seem to be later on.

The next day while at home, she and her husband Paul “PK” Kemsley discussed the peek-a-boo moment. And though Dorit admitted she first thought it was “no big deal” since “we all have done without any underwear,” she questioned whether Girardi had deliberately flashed everyone – especially Paul, who was seated directly across from her.
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Porsha Williams Fires Back at Ex-Husband Kordell Stewart: 'Don't Blame Me for Buck Naked Video'
Porsha Williams says Kordell Stewart is DEAD WRONG for insinuating she had anything to do with the release of a naked video featuring the ex-NFL star ... saying the whole thing smells like a publicity stunt.

We broke the story ... Kordell says a naked video of him was stolen and released without his permission and he pointed the finger at his ex-wife, Porsha, claiming she had something to do with it.

But we just spoke with Porsha -- and she ain't havin' it.

"This is obviously a publicity stunt that Kordell and maybe one of his partners in crime came up with."

"The truth is I have not spoken with Kordell Stewart since the day I signed our divorce decree. I have nothing to do with Kordell 'TOOTING' his derrière to the camera for the world to see."

She adds, "I would suggest Kordell find another hobby and wish him a very Happy New Year."
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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Kyle Richards Talks Dealing with the 'Dueling Lisa's' & Joining 'Celebrity Apprentice'

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Lawyer Says Teresa Giudice ‘Is Thriving’ One Year After Prison
On Dec. 23, 2015, Teresa Giudice walked out of the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, a free woman after serving time for nearly a year on fraud charges.

One year later, the star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey “is thriving,” her attorney James J. Leonard Jr. tells PEOPLE.

“She is still so happy to be home and to be there for her girls,” adds a source close to Giudice.

Still, this is the first Christmas without her husband of 17 years, Joe, who this past March began serving a 41-month sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix, New Jersey, for fraud and tax evasion charges. (He and Teresa were found guilty in October 2014.)

“She misses Joe a lot,” says Leonard.

Especially during Christmastime – her favorite holiday. She has spent the last month decorating the house and shopping for gifts, says the source.
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Friday, December 23, 2016

How Will Tinsley Mortimer Fit into a New Season of RHONY?
New York has a new Housewife.

PEOPLE has learned that Tinsley Mortimer has been filming scenes for The Real Housewives of New York City‘s upcoming season, and a source reveals that the troubled socialite will be taking the place of last season’s newest cast member Jules Wainstein, who became embroiled in a contentious divorce after the show finished filming.

Mortimer, 41, is certainly no stranger to either reality TV or personal drama.

Formerly the star of The CW’s 2010 series High Society, she was arrested this past April for trespassing on her ex-boyfriend’s property in Palm Beach, Florida. According to a police report obtained by PEOPLE at the time, Mortimer was allegedly crying and screaming in an attempt to collect belongings from the home of sugar heir Nico Fanjul.

“She sat on his doorstep for hours and banged on the door,” a source told PEOPLE at the time. “She was frantic and very upset. Finally they called the police to get her out of there. She’s not a bad person but she was too upset to be thinking rationally.”

Another police report from 2013 then surfaced, alleging Mortimer had been abused by Fanjul. The report claimed he had smothered her with a pillow and damaged her car during a drunken altercation. (Mortimer refused to press charges, and Fanjul denied the allegations.)

In July, Mortimer struck a deal to cease all communication with Fanjul and keep her distance from both her ex and his parents’ home. Her case will not go to trial, and the charges against her will be officially dismissed on Dec. 30.

“Tinsley has always maintained her innocence. She is relieved and feels she has been vindicated,” a source close to the star told PEOPLE after the settlement. “Now she can finally move on with her life. This is a victory for her.”

Added the source: “Hopefully, one day she can help other women that have found themselves in similar situations and feel like they can’t get out.”
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Phaedra Parks Has Advice For Cynthia Bailey On How To Handle Divorce
If anyone understands how hard it is to go through a divorce with the eyes of the world on you, it's Phaedra Parks. The Real Housewives of Atlanta attorney went through her own very public split from Apollo Nida when they ended their marriage in 2014. So she has some words of wisdom for Cynthia Bailey as she currently goes through a divorce from her husband, Peter Thomas.

"Well Cynthia and I spoke and I feel bad for anyone going through a divorce because it's very difficult in particular when you are on a television show and everyone is giving their opinions," Phaedra told The Daily Dish. "So you have to do what's best for you because at the end of the day nothing is more important than your peace of mind and your joy — and when you lose that, you have lost yourself."

Cynthia confirmed her divorce from Peter earlier this summer after six years of marriage. And now Phaedra thinks now the former model should put herself first. "So I would tell anybody: Do what's best for you because you only have one life," she said. "And the good book only says he promises 70 years and so, you know hey, count it down."
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Eileen Davidson Talks Saying Goodbye to her Mother and Defending Erika Girardi
Just when I thought I was getting an emotional reprieve…

Going up to my mother’s house for the last time felt like a final goodbye to her. Even though I hold my mother in my heart, letting go of her things and her home felt like another way I was losing her.

My family and I have suffered an unbelievable amount of loss. My husband has been an incredible support system, but he’s grieving too. We’re all just trying to navigate this bumpy, winding road, hoping for it to smooth out eventually. But it has started to feel like it just keeps getting windier and bumpier.

I finally decided I needed someone like my amazing therapist Kelly to help me through this. Obviously, the journey is far from over, but it was a very helpful step.

Through all of this, I think about Jesse. He’s lost so many people on both sides of his family at such a young age. Going through what we all have, I’m reminded that our children are so much of what make life important and worth living. And having my kids, Jesse, Duke, and Vinny, is such an incredible gift.

Watching everyone else with their kids this week was a gift too. Lisa R.’s girls Delilah and Amelia are not only stunning, but they are hilarious.
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Meghan King Edmonds Credits Breastfeeding for Her 25-Pound Weight Loss
Meghan King Edmonds is ready to break a sweat in 2017.

As the Real Housewives of Orange County star prepares to celebrate her first Christmas with her baby girl Aspen, the new mom is sharing new details about her weight-loss journey.

In an Instagram post shared Tuesday afternoon, the Bravo star posed for a selfie in LA BLACK activewear as she shared her personal health story.

"25lbs down (due to breastfeeding alone), 12 to go!" she shared with her followers. "I can work out again in two weeks! But question: why are my abs so spread apart?"

The #Hashtag Hats founder added, "I know I have some diastasis recti but maybe it's normal? Should I be using a waist trainer to pull them back together? #girlygirlbeingbad #girlygirllooksguilty #breastfeedingweightloss."
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

'I Might!': Kim Zolciak Talks Possible Return to 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'
Kim Zolciak is already Tardy for the Party, but now she may be ready to return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta too!

“I love doing Don’t Be Tardy,” the 38-year-old revealed to Andy Cohen during her WWHL appearance when a caller asked if she’d return to the show that made her a household name. “I love Sheree, I really like Cynthia. I don’t know.”

“Sheree’s really awesome,” she explained. “Sheree and I had that one wig pulling situation, but Shereé and I have known each other for 14 years, and she’s a pretty good person. And she introduced me to my husband. So I might go back and get her a man. We’ll see. I’m not opposed to it.”

Zolciak met her husband, Kroy Biermann, 31, at a charity event in Atlanta in 2010. Their meeting was documented for RHOA, and their wedding received its own spinoff.
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Why Erika Girardi Doesn’t Drink on ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'
Erika Girardi aka Erika Jayne came onto the “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” like a hurricane — however, the blonde bombshell was hesitant to join the show. 

While at Universal Studios Hollywood, “Extra’s” Mario Lopez caught up with the singer, who said she was cautious when she first joined the cast. She said, “My first season I was completely sober — did not have a drink at all… I knew things would escalate, and I knew that that's where you could get into trouble.”

Going into her second season, Season 7 for the show, Erika admits she butts heads with the new girl, Dorit Kemsley, who she says "has some very strong opinions of me.”
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Andy Cohen On How Will Luann de Lesseps' Marriage Affect the Real Housewives of New York City?
Luann de Lesseps is about to close out 2016 with a bang when she ties the knot with fiancé Thomas D'Agostino Jr. on New Year's Eve in Palm Beach, Florida. And Andy Cohen has nothing but well wishes for the couple as they begin their new life together. "I see nothing but happiness," he said during the latest installment of Ask Andy (clip above). 

Andy has previously said that he won't be able to attend the ceremony since he'll be away for New Year's Eve. He revealed in the Ask Andy clip that he's still working on getting the soon-to-be Mrs. D'Agostino a wedding gift. 

Since Luann and Tom's relationship was such a controversial topic last season of The Real Housewives of New York City, Andy's assistant Daryn Carp was curious to know if he foresees their nuptials shaking things up among the RHONY crew in the future. "I hope so," the Watch What Happens Live host said enthusiastically. 

Last season's RHONY reunion was a doozy, thanks to the drama surrounding Luann's upcoming marriage. But for Andy, he said that he doesn't experience the after effects of Real Housewives reunions as strongly anymore. "I think they used to affect me differently. They used to make me really exhausted," he explained. "There have been ones where even the next day I'm like, ugh, just so irritated." 

That's how he felt after past Real Housewives of Atlanta and Real Housewives of New Jersey reunions because "the next day, they were still reverberating in my head" and they were "the most emotionally taxing."
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Kandi Burruss Says Phaedra Parks Was Unfaithful to Ex-Husband Apollo Nida
Admitting she was ready for Nida to go, Parks confessed that she wasn’t prepared to handle the emotions that came with his departure. She hoped Burruss would have understood that, rather than making their split “light.”

That implication set Burruss off.

“I’m making it light because you made it light to me,” she clapped back. “You was already talking to other people before your husband even went to jail. When we would talk, you’d be like you was already ready to marry somebody else by the new year. So it really was a stress off your back at the time. That’s the way you was puttin’ it to me.”

Her words were shocking — even though this wasn’t the first time Parks had been accused of having an extra-marital relationship. Before Nida went to jail to begin serving his eight-year sentence for bank fraud and identity theft, he claimed he had found text messages between Parks and a man only know as “Mr. Chocolate.”

Though they’re divorced now, Nida and Parks were still legally married at the time of the “Mr. Chocolate” texts and had not filed any divorce paperwork.

Parks denied the cheating allegations at the time, but kept mum while Burruss — who said she knew “Mr. Chocolate” — brought their rumored romance up.

“I understood you can’t just let everybody know how you really feel because people look down upon woman who don’t stand by their man the whole time, so I just let it go,” Burruss said. “But don’t make me the scapegoat. That’s how I felt all these years — you was doing your pity party, but when you were with me there was no pity party.”
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Monday, December 19, 2016

'Friend of the Housewives' Eden Sassoon Talks Joining 'RHOBH'
Eden Sassoon was more than ready to jump into the action on the seventh season of Bravo's "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." As one of the two new cast members this season, Sassoon will have the spotlight on her as she enters the show in January, as all new "Real Housewives" do," but she's more than up for the challenge.

Sassoon owns multiple businesses herself in Los Angeles, including a full service salon called EDEN by Eden Sassoon and two pilates studios called EDEN by Eden Sassoon Pilates, and she is the daughter of the late beauty icon, Vidal Sassoon. In addition, the single mother of two recently celebrated four years of sobriety.

Regardless of all that she has going on in her life, Sassoon maintains that she is -- and always will be -- an open book both off camera and on. I recently caught up with the newest "Real Housewives" star to talk about why she decided to join the show, whether or not she had any anxiety about it and what we can expect from the show's seventh season, which is being dubbed a "new chapter."

Congrats on the new gig as a "Real Housewife!" What was the process like of joining the show?
[Lisa] Rinna and I were kind of friends via two degrees of separation, and it was a very natural progression. She had come into [my] studio for pilates, and we had mutual doctors and things, and it was just, like, "Hey! Do you want to come hang out and do this?" At this point in my life, I'm open to anything that comes my way, because I think there's a lesson to learn in everything. So, I said yes, and here we are!

Were you a "Real Housewives" fan before you signed on? How much of the show had you seen?
To be honest, no. My kids are 10 and 11, my father passed four years ago, I've been sober for four years, I have three businesses and a non-profit and I'm single! You can imagine the amount of time that is spent in life versus getting in and watching six or seven other women's lives. I really had to focus on my life.

Of course, being in Beverly Hills you hear what's going on, and I have watched a couple of episodes in the past, but last year for me, to be honest, was hurtful. There were things that went on that had me going, "What goes on here?! This is really disturbing and upsetting!" That was kind of my past feeling about the show.

Considering that you had only really heard negative things about the franchise, did you have any anxiety about joining the cast?
No, I'm one to live in each moment and bring myself [to the situation] and be present, so I just thought, "Let's do this completely." And If I stay true to who I am, then I feel that the energy can shift. Whatever it is that I'm up against, if I am me, then no matter what the energy can shift. That's just how life is. So, I was willing and ready to take on whatever I was going to be faced with.
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1st Season of 'Real Housewives of Sydney' to Premiere in February
IT’S official, The Real Housewives Of Melbourne will be back next year.
Foxtel confirmed last week in press notes for their 2017 schedule that the popular Melbourne reality show will be back for a fourth series.

There are expected to be cast changes, and filming will take place the first half of 2017.

Meanwhile the first series of The Real Housewives Of Sydney has finished filming, with the all important editing process now taking place.

It will air February 26 on Foxtel’s Arena.
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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Kandi Burruss Thinks Phaedra Parks Should Be on 'How to Get Away with Murder'

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Lisa Rinna Talks Apologizing to Lisa Vanderpump In Attempt To End Bitter Feud
Vanderpump was open to moving forward — admitting that she preferred the side of Rinna when “she’s not calling me an evil manipulative bitch.” But Vanderpump told Rinna she wanted “a f—— apology” first.

Rinna obliged. “I’m sorry for treating you and being hard on you,” she said. “I was hard on you. So I will apologize for that. I’m sorry for being so hard on you. And I’m not proud of it. ”

It shocked Vanderpump, who swiftly agreed to move on. “I never thought I’d actually get an apology from Rinna,” she told viewers. “So this just [small] bit of remorse gives me little bit of hope for the future.”

“I think that’s as good as it’s gonna get with Lisa Vanderpump,” Rinna remarked. “I’m hopeful that’s closure and we’re moving forward.”

The Melrose Place alum wanted to move forward too. As she told Kyle Richards, the death of her father gave her a new perspective on things.

“I think that we were so divided and everybody got on one thing and wouldn’t get off of it,” she said. “As I was saying to Eileen, once you lose a parent or once you lose someone close to you, for me — everything changed. My perspective, it was like, life’s too short. You have to accept someone for who they are and get on with it. You can get over it. it just takes time.”

While Vanderpump and Rinna were able to kiss and make up, it wasn’t as easy for Vanderpump and Eileen Davidson. Vanderpump was still holding on to a lot of the resentment, even complaining to husband Ken Todd that Davidson was “pretty cold” when the two had seen one another at Erika Girardi’s 45th birthday party the week prior.
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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Kim Zolciak-Biermann’s Heart Surgeon Sees Abnormality on Her EKG
On the Season 5 finale of Don't Be Tardy... ‘Life Goes On,’ while KJ Biermann gets private golf lessons, his mother Kim Zolciak-Biermann complains about her heart. (Six months ago she suffered from a stroke and had a device put in her heart. Kim says for about six weeks, “Since the launch of Kashmere (her skin care line) my heart started acting a little crazy.” She adds, “It’s very odd that it would kind of continue" so she makes an appointment with her heart surgeon, Dr. Babaliaros.

Dr. Babaliaros informs Kim that her ultrasound came back “great” but he did see an abnormality on her EKG. He thinks it will be okay but refers her to an cardiac electrophysiologist (one who diagnoses and treats irregular heartbeats or arrhythmia). Kim is nervous because as she says “I never had an abnormality on my EKG, even after my stroke.” Don’t Be Tardy… airs Wednesdays at 10pm on Bravo.
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Claudia Jordan Is Engaged to Actor Medina Islam
Claudia Jordan is soon to be a real-real housewife!

The former The Real Housewives of Atlanta reality star and radio personality revealed during ESSENCE Festival 2016 that a trip down the aisle is in her near future. 

"I'm in a new relationship and we are looking like we are heading to the altar," she said. "He's a great guy and it just came out of no where."

"Y'all watch The Haves and the Have Nots?," she asked the Empowerment Stage audience who gathered to see her talk about reinventing personal branding alongside Survivor's Remorse Star Tichina Arnold and Married to Medicine's Mariah Huqq, during the first day of the weekend long festival. "Ya'll know the little thug on there Quincy?," she added before pointing to herself claiming that the character played by actor Medina Islam is all hers!

Jordan and her soon-to-be boo forever were spotted together at the 2016 BET Awards where they hit the red carpet arm in arm looking too cute.

No date as to when the nuptials will take place but when they do we're sure it will be a grand affair!
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Friday, December 16, 2016

Luann de Lesseps and Tom D'Agostino Just Got Their Marriage License
They didn't say it would be easy, but they did say it would be worth it.

With Luann de Lesseps' wedding just weeks away, the countdown is officially on for the Real Housewives of New York star's dream ceremony with Tom D'Agostino.

"Getting our #wedding license," the reality star shared on Twitter Monday afternoon. "#exciting #marriage #love xo."

Exciting? Yes. Easy as pie? Not exactly.

In the last season alone, viewers watched the couple experience more than a couple of hurdles in their relationship. At first, it was Luann finding out her fiancé had previously gone on dates with her co-stars Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan.

But then, Bethenny Frankel received photographic proof of Tom kissing another woman at the Regency Hotel.

"Yeah, I made a mistake, and I feel awful about it," he admitted to The Insider after the episode aired. "If I could take it back, I would. I love Luann tremendously."

And despite plenty of hesitation and concerns from her co-stars, Luann stood strong in her belief that Tom was her soulmate and that they could move forward.

"Yes, we did hit a little bump in the road. I think that when those things happens, it's a real test of people loving each other and getting past things that happen," she shared on The Steve Harvey Show. "I think that if you can't forgive somebody you love, who can you forgive?"
She continued, "It's made us stronger than ever and I knew then and I know now that we do love each other and that's the most important thing and so, we're getting married."
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Phaedra Parks Isn't Interested in Mama Joyce's 'Obsession' with Her & Is No Longer Friends with Kandi Burruss
Phaedra Parks and Kandi Burruss may no longer be buddies, but they can agree on one thing — neither woman wants to reconcile. Mirroring comments her former The Real Housewives of Atlanta pal shared last month, the Atlanta attorney doesn't see a reconciliation in the cards anytime soon. She also doesn't seem too worried about Kandi's mom, Mama Joyce, who has been quite interested in the latest events in Phaedra's life this season, including her divorce from Apollo Nida and a bomb scare in which Phaedra was involved.

"Well you know I think Mama Joyce is obsessed with me, because when you're destined for greatness, people will be obsessed with your spirit and your aura," Phaedra told The Daily Dish. "So she's attracted to me, like most people, her attraction just went into the level of obsession. My life is full enough that I don't have to bother with worrying about others because I'm doing things that interest me — and she doesn't actually interest me."

Phaedra also doesn't seem very interested in planning any spa days with Kandi anytime soon. "Kandi and I were good friends at one point in time, very close friends, and that season has passed," she said. "So I have no ill will against Kandi. Her name is not in my mouth. It is what it is and I've accepted it and hopefully she will soon accept it. We aren't friends and I'm fine with it. My life doesn't depend on anything that happens with her and her life."
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Erika Girardi Explains Her Teary Moments On This Season of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'
Erika Girardi isn't holding anything back in her sophomore season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and that means letting viewers see her more emotional side. Not only does the RHOBH Season 7 supertease (clip above) show Erika going at it with fellow Housewives like newbie Dorit Kemsley, but we also see her shed some tears. 

In one emotional moment in the trailer, Erika can be heard firing back at one of her castmates saying, "You don't know what I deal with every night." Of course, fans are wondering what caused Erika to make such a statement and what she meant by it, specifically if it had anything to do with her home life or her marriage to husband, Tom Girardi.

Erika explained the moment during a recent interview with ET. “I was [surprised I cried], actually, and I was driven there out of frustration, and really just nothing else to give, you know?" she said, adding that she hates crying. "So, yeah, I was kind of shocked that I did that myself.” 

We'll have to wait and see how the other RHOBH ladies reacted, but Erika said they were just as curious to know why she got so upset. "Well, we'll find out, but I think it was kind of like, 'What is wrong with homegirl? What happened to her?'" Erika explained. "Not my best moment." 

The singer wouldn't give details about what inspired her sadness, but she did tease that it's probably not "what people think it is," confirming that it has nothing to do with her marriage. In fact, she and Tom just celebrated 18 years together.
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Kenya Moore and NeNe Leakes Bond Over 'Retail Therapy'
NeNe Leakes and Kenya Moore have had their differences over the years on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. For instance, just last season they were arguing over who is really Cynthia Bailey's BFF.

But NeNe and Kenya just proved that nothing brings people together like some retail therapy. Kenya checked out NeNe's new Atlanta store, SWAGG Boutique, this weekend, and the two looked chummier than ever. "@neneleakes is doing it!" Kenya captioned a pic of herself and NeNe twinning in fur jackets and black leggings at the boutique. "So proud of my girlie. So many cool clothes I had to shut the place down."

It sounds like Kenya also showed her support for NeNe's new business venture by practically buying the place out. "Yass for Miss Twirl @thekenyamoore laying down that credit card in #swaggboutique I love shoppers like Kenya who walk in wearing 1 thing and leave wearing #swagg booty pop black leggings," NeNe also captioned the above photo in a post on her Instagram profile. "I literally had to close the boutique down for Kenya! She bought every damn thang #boss #shegotit #mygirlie #mooremanor #respect #womensupportingwomen."

Kenya confirmed to The Daily Dish last month that despite NeNe's absence from RHOA this season, she still keeps in touch with the ATL OG. "The viewers love her. Some of the cast members love her still," Kenya joked. "She's sorely missed, but she's moved on, and she's moved on to things that make her happy, and we just have to be happy for her."
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tinsley Mortimer Wants To Use ‘ Real Housewives’ To Rebrand Herself
Tinsley Mortimer is busy casting herself as “the innocent victim of bad romances” and plotting her Manhattan comeback after joining “The Real Housewives of New York City.”

Page Six exclusively revealed the former top Manhattan socialite-turned-Palm Beach hot mess, 41, has been filming the Bravo series around town, and she’s using the show for redemption.

The former wife of Topper Mortimer made headlines in April after being arrested in Florida for trespassing at the home of sometimes-boyfriend and sugar heir Alexander “Nico” Fanjul, 30.

It was later exposed by The Post that Mortimer had been in an allegedly abusive relationship with Fanjul for years — though Mortimer never pressed charges and Fanjul’s mother denied any allegations, calling Tinsley “insane.”

An insider said of Mortimer, “She is using the show to plot a comeback and ‘get the truth out there.’ Tinsley knows she’s made some wrong choices, and fallen for the wrong men, but once again she’s back, she’s single, and looking for love. But while once her life seemed to be coated in gold, now things are a struggle.”

The insider said Tinsley will be seen on the show making her return to Manhattan society, trying to get other cast members to set her up on dates with wealthy suitors while saying she’s best friends with her ex, who’s now engaged to designer Tabitha Simmons. Producers have even moved her in with Sonja Morgan, sources say.
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Kyle Richards Talks New 'RHOBH' Cast Members Dorit Kemsley & Eden Sassoon
Kyle Richards‘ tagline on this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is that she knows how to “spot a fake” — so we put her to the test.

PEOPLE Now recently caught up with the Bravo star, and she dished on the tagline and the two new Housewives that joined the cast this season.

“Well, you know, it’s kind of a funny story — a fan that I’ve actually never met came up with that tagline!” revealed Richards, 47. “She met a friend of mine in Oklahoma. So she came up with it, and I was like: ‘You know what? That’s perfect.’ I love it, and there are a lot of fakes in Beverly Hills and I am really good at spotting them, so I went with it.”

As for new additions to the cast, Richards said she grew particularly close to Dorit Kemsley.

“She entertains me — she makes me laugh, because things just fly out of her mouth,” said Richards. “She’s kind of like, a really good audience because everything I say, she dies laughing. Once we got to know each other, we really had a lot of fun together.”

Kemsley is definitely “very real,” added Richards. “I think there are times people are going to say: ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe she said that,’ but she’s not lying. She’s very honest, so I appreciate that in someone.”
Up next? Eden Sassoon, whom Richards cautiously calls an “interesting character.”

“I got the sense that she had seen the show because sort of zoned in on me and my relationship with my sister Kim, and I was sort of like: ‘Oh my God, no. Give me a minute. Let me get to know you,’ ” said Richards. “But she’s a good person. All in all, our entire cast are smart women and they’re good people. They sometimes say things they shouldn’t and make kind of bad choices — and I’m one of them! I’m not saying I’m excluded from that.”
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Kandi Burruss Baby Father: Ex-Wife Says 'RHOA' Star Was a 'Side Chick'
Kandi Burruss knew what she was getting into when she hooked up with her bad boy baby daddy! Russell “Block” Spencer’s ex-wife exclusively revealed to that The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Watch on Hulu)Advertisement star was a “side chick.”

On the current season of RHOA, Burruss complained about her baby daddy’s limited involvement in their daughter Riley’s life. But his ex-wife (who asked Radar to keep her name private) claims Burruss knew about their marriage when she became pregnant.

“Kandi definitely knew what was going on with the situation,” she exclusively told Radar. “It’s sad that he’s not part of Riley’s life, but he was in a relationship with four other women at the time. She was a side chick, it was expected!”

The ex, who was with Spencer for 25 years, claims Burruss was the one who broke the baby news to her.

He cheated on me with Kandi,” she alleged. “I told her then he wasn’t going to do anything. What does she expect? She knew what was going on, and now she wants to play the victim. Girl, you knew!”

Spencer’s former wife also revealed how Burruss’ relationship with Spencer lasted three months.
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Sonja Morgan’s Tipsy Girl Restaurant Relocates to Hartford, Connecticut
Chalk it up as another victory for Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl franchise. Being driven out of Manhattan, rival “Housewife” Sonja Morgan’s ill-fated Tipsy Girl restaurant has regrouped and will open in Hartford, Conn., instead.

“The Real Housewives of New York City” star’s attempts to open the eatery downtown were vanquished earlier this year by the combined forces of co-star Frankel — who rankled at the similarity of its name to her Skinnygirl brand — and the community board, which denied boozy Morgan a liquor license.

Hoping for a better pour in a different state, Morgan and business partner Peter Guimaraes have signed the lease on the new space in Hartford, Page Six has exclusively learned, and hope to open this month after some renovations.

We’re told they’re eyeing a Miami location next and hope to reapply for the liquor license in New York after making some “legal changes” to an application. They don’t expect Frankel to launch a new challenge this time around, however.

The “Housewives” hooch hassle has raged throughout 2016. Morgan announced late last year she was launching the Tipsy Girl line of prosecco and planned to open the restaurant chain. Calling it a “feeble attempt to trade on her brand reputation,” Frankel — who sold the cocktails arm of her business to Jim Beam in 2011, but still owns the rest of the Skinnygirl brand — responded by trying to trademark the similar “Tipsygirl” herself, to prevent Morgan from using it, a move Guimaraes called “underhanded.” But the US Patent and Trademark Office killed her attempt.

Earlier this year, Morgan told us that — in spite of the similar names — the brands are actually very different. While Frankel’s products are aimed at calorie-conscious drinkers, Morgan said, “I’m a big, fat, tipsy girl . . . I have a different market . . . The very young party girl and a very old party group that just wants to brunch all day, tourists [who] sit around and drink all day.”
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Monday, December 12, 2016

Heather Dubrow Addresses Her 'RHOC' Future After 'Very Ugly' Reunion
Heather Dubrow is in recovery mode after wrapping season 11 of The Real Housewives of Orange County last month.

"I thought I knew how the reunion was gonna go, and it didn't go exactly how I thought," Heather tells ET. "I thought it was shocking … there were a couple of people who were really smug, that really just couldn't make amends, and couldn't own up to anything and just felt like they had been wronged. I thought it was odd."

Only ET went inside the star's brand new home to get the scoop. Tune into Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday to get an exclusive tour of the 47-year-old's ultra-luxe, boutique-style closet.

"Right after the reunion I would have said, 'Time will heal things, let's see how everyone comes back together,'" Heather admits. "But honestly, I'm not sure."

The mom of four says, usually, the cast members "go to their corners" after a season wraps, but this year, there has been a lot of continued fighting on social media.

"The postseason Twitter nonsense and Instagramming … it's honestly like a mini-show after the show!" she notes. "The stuff that's been going back and forth, it's crazy."

For now, Heather isn't sure how she feels about going back into the fire of Housewives.

"I'm really grateful for everything that Housewives has given me," Heather shares. "Terry and I have been so lucky, and we're blessed … and we owe all of it to being on The Real Housewives of Orange County, so if they asked me back, I would assume I would probably say, 'Yes.'"

"But I have to say, given the climate of what's going on with the cast, I would probably have to think about it a little bit," she continues. "My knee-jerk reaction [is] I want to come back, yes. I would absolutely love to come back for season 12."
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