Saturday, November 18, 2017

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave Joins Cast of ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’


IslandPacket.com:
Bravo clearly loves Hilton Head Island.

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, who attended Hilton Head Preparatory School and grew up on Hilton Head, has just been announced as the newest cast member of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” 

She replaces “The Young and the Restless” star Eileen Davidson. 

Mellencamp (yes, durrrrr, the daughter of rock star John Mellencamp) is the third former Hilton Head Islander to star on a Bravo show — that I know of. I have not yet finished drawing detailed origin charts for each and every Bravolebrity. Someday my masterpiece will be done! Someday! 

“Southern Charm” stars Shep Rose and Chelsea Meissner also grew up on the island, and both were here last week to film scenes for the fifth season of the Charleston-based reality show.

In anticipation of the premiere of RHOBH’s eighth season, Bravo posted “5 Things You Need to Know About Teddi Arroyave, the Newest #RHOBH Housewife.”
 
One of the five things is that she is “fitting in perfectly,” guys.

Which is Bravo-speak for “she’s not.”

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Kenya Moore Flies to Barbados for IVF Treatment


TMZ.com:
Kenya Moore and her husband, Marc Daly, are down in the Caribbean doing everything they can to get pregnant through IVF treatments. 

The Atlanta 'Housewife' was seen earlier this week in Barbados entering a building that houses the world-renowned Barbados Fertility Centre. We checked with people close to her, and they confirmed she is indeed undergoing IVF right now.

She's solo right now, but we're told Marc will arrive Friday. Kenya's made no secret of the fact she wants a baby, and the 46-year-old is putting in the time and effort. We're told she'll be in Barbados for at least a couple of weeks -- the process can take that long, even if all goes smoothly.

No 'RHOA' camera crews were in sight, but we're told Kenya wants to discuss her experience during the reunion show taping early next year.
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Camille Grammer Officially Re-Joins 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'...But As A 'Friend'


Bustle.com:
There is a lot to look forward to this December — besides the winter holiday, that is — because The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills returns on December 19, with a fabulous looking new season. Even better, Camille Grammer is back as a Friend of the Housewives, as Andy Cohen tells Bustle. And judging by social media it seems like she is going to appear in a number of episodes during RHOBH Season 8.

Speaking with Cohen as part of Purina's #DogThanking campaign ahead of the National Dog Show Presented by Purina, and the Watch What Happens Live host reveals that Grammer "is a Friend" in RHOBH Season 8 "She's always going to be in the Housewife universe," Cohen says.  

His confirmation comes as a relief to us fans of Grammer, as she wasn't really featured in the RHOBH trailer that was released on Thursday. In seasons past, she has been featured as a "Guest," so being a "Friend" is a step up, even if it's not the big step up some fans were hoping for.

As you can tell from the preview, Grammer isn't going to be holding a diamond as a full-time Real Housewife this season. According to Cohen, she had a rough experience during the first season of the show, which is why she left after Season 2 and has only seen in small appearances as a Guest in Seasons 5 through 7. 

"You know," Cohen said, "Camille really had a rough first season, and so I think she feels… I think it might be challenging for her to be in front of the camera, because she let everything rip Season 1 and she had a rough time with it."
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Shannon Beador On Divorce From Estranged Husband David: ‘I Have Good Days and Bad Days’


USmagazine.com:
Shannon Beador just made her first public appearance as a single woman, and it was full of emotions. The Real Housewives of Orange County star opened up about how she is coping after she announced her divorce from husband David Beador during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Monday, November 13.

“When you we filmed the reunion, we had been separated for five weeks and there was a part of me that thought finally getting it out there would be a sense of relief but in actuality it made it official and it made it real,” Shannon said after host Andy Cohen played a clip from RHOC’s upcoming reunion. ”So I’ve been having, sorry, I tear up again, I’ve been having good days and bad days.”

Shannon continued: “Like last week, I saw he took his wedding ring off and that’s inevitable but it’s just making the adjustment and I have good days and bad days. No more downer tonight. It’s all good. It’s all good. This had to happen and good times are ahead.”

Cohen and fellow guest Leslie Grossman comforted the Bravo reality star after she got emotional.

“You’re OK, feeling emotion,” Cohen said. “You can be however you want to be.”

“I think that’s why people love Shannon,” the American Horror Story actress and Bravo superfan said. “Because you’ve been so real, you’ve been so open with your struggles and you are representing tons and tons of people who are going through the exact same thing.”

Shannon announced her separation from her husband of 17 years last month and broke the news to her RHOC costars while filming the season 12 reunion the same day.
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Kenya Moore Enjoys a "Family Night" Out with Husband Marc Daly in New York


BravoTV.com:
Now that Kenya Moore is married to New York-based restaurateur Marc Daly, she's been spending a lot of time in the Big Apple. And yes, that does include some super cute date nights, like the one she and Marc just had in Brooklyn. 

The Real Housewives of Atlanta couple recently had a "family night with #TheDalys" at Brooklyn Bowl. Kenya and Marc look absolutely adorable in their matching gray sweaters and beanies as they rocked and bowled, don't they? "Nothing is more important to me than my family," Kenya gushed on Instagram.

Kenya also recently joined Marc in his philanthropic work as he volunteered to coach children at the Williamsburg Soccer Club in Brooklyn. "Love seeing my hubby volunteer coaching the kids!" Kenya captioned a series of photos of Marc volunteering on Instagram. "They just love him!"

Kenya's husband is kind of a big deal in New York. He owns the restaurant SoCo in Brooklyn, and he's also tight with Kenya's friend Chef Roblé Ali, who actually introduced the couple. "We are blessed, and our businesses are thriving," Kenya updated fans in her latest blog on Bravotv.com. "His restaurant @socobk is soaring, and we are expanding."
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Vicki Gunvalson Says She's 'Off This Damn Show!' in Explosive RHOC Reunion Trailer



People.com:
Is Vicki Gunvalson threatening to leave the Real Housewives of Orange County?

On the upcoming season 12 reunion, Gunvalson, who has starred on the Bravo reality series since its season 1 premiere in 2006, says that she is “done” with the show — and all of the juicy drama that comes with it.

“F—— a——-,” Gunvalson says in an E! News exclusive trailer as she gets up and walks off the reunion stage. As she enters her dressing room, the OG Housewife firmly says, “I’m off this damn show!”

During the explosive reunion, Gunvlason, 55, tells castmate and former friend Tamra Judge, “That doesn’t look good on you, Tamra,” who proceeds to fire back, “Nothing looks good on you.”

In addition to Gunvalson and Judge’s bickering, the two-part reunion will address the feuds between other cast members, including Lydia McLaughlin and Meghan King Edmonds.
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Luann de Lesseps Talks Life after Divorce



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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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Alexia Echevarria's Ex-Husband Faces Federal Cocaine Charges in Miami


MiamiHerald.com:
For a guy who escaped an assassination attempt while married to a future “Real Housewives of Miami” television star and who once snitched on a notorious drug kingpin, Pedro Rosello’s arrest proved pretty low key. 

Rosello, 52, was picked up last week during a traffic stop in Florida City with two kilos of cocaine that federal agents say he admitted he was going to sell, according to a complaint filed in U.S. federal court. 

The five page-complaint, signed by Drug Enforcement Administration special agent Joshua Evans, said agents received a tip last week that Rosello intended to sell five kilograms of cocaine, and they successfully set up a sting on Wednesday that ended with Rosello’s arrest after a traffic stop. 

“Rosello gave verbal consent for law enforcement to search the vehicle. A K-9 search was conducted and the K-9 alerted on the rear passenger seat of the vehicle,” the complaint says. 

Federal agents said they found two kilos of cocaine under the back seat and that Rosello was taken to the Homestead Police Department for questioning. His first Miami court appearance was on Monday.

For Rosello, last week’s arrest is a footnote to a life story that included marriage to Alexia Echevarria, who went on to the bright lights of television

Once a confidential informant himself, Rosello was more widely known as Luis Mendez during the Cocaine Cowboy heydeys of the 1980s. His nickname was “Pegy.” He once tipped off DEA agents and U.S. marshals to the whereabouts of cocaine kingpin Sal Magluta, who was hiding out as a fugitive at his La Gorce Island mansion in 1991.

The next year Rosello married Alexia Figueredo, as she was then named, who went on to become a “Real Housewives” star. The day their son Pedro was born at Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah, Colombian assassins allegedly sent by Magluta were hunting him down. 
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Monday, November 13, 2017

Tamra Judge Says She's 'Very Hopeful' About Reconciling with Estranged Daughter Sidney


People.com:
Tamra Judge is hopeful that she will one day reconcile with her eldest daughter.

“[There’s] not a whole lot of movement between the two of us,” Judge, 50, told Entertainment Tonight about where her relationship stands with 18-year-old Sidney Barney.

“But I’m very hopeful, because I feel like if she’s removed from [home] — she’s [at college] out of state — she’s on the East Coast, so just the fact that she’s living on her own and thinking on her own, I think it will be really good for her,” Judge continued. “I really do.”

The mother and daughter’s relationship has been a roller-coaster ride over the past few years, and recently took a downward turn when the Real Housewives of Orange County star was put on blast by Sidney in a lengthy Facebook rant in August. Sidney expressed her disinterest in the Bravo reality show, on which her mother has been a cast member since season 3 in 2007, and set the record straight on the status of their relationship.
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Sheree Whitfield on Dating Someone in Prison, Phaedra's Future & Kenya's Marriage | ESSENCE Now



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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Shannon Beador and Kelly Dodd Suddenly Attached at the Hip After Separations From Exes


RadarOnline.com:
Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador is getting by with a little help from her friends, especially costar Kelly Dodd!

RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that Shannon, 53, who recently split from husband David, 54, and former nemesis Kelly Dodd, 44, who also recently separated from longtime hubby Michael, are attached at each other’s hips in the aftermath of the marriage breakdowns.

“Shannon and Kelly are getting super close right now and have been spending a tremendous amount of time together getting glammed up and hitting the nightlife as single women,” a source close to the RHOC stars said.

They are having the time of their lives and it is so strange because all of the bad blood between them is completely gone.”

As Radar previously reported, Beador and Dodd have several similarities right now. Not only are both women single mothers, but Dodd recently sold her home and, as reported yesterday, Beador is currently looking for a new home for her and three daughters.

Needless to say, there are some women on the cast that are weary of the duo’s reconciliation.
“Several of the other ladies feel like their kinship is strictly to ensure that they both get back on the show,” the insider told Radar.
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Cynthia Bailey Isn't Happy with Kenya Moore's Decision To Get Married in Secret


ETOnline.com:
Cynthia Bailey wasn’t happy when her Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star, Kenya Moore, got married in secret.

“I'm a really, you know, good friend of Kenya's,” Cynthia tells ET. “But I did not know that she was getting married. Now, I definitely didn't know that, and I was definitely a little pissed off about that. 

Like, I would've loved to have been there. I feel like, I've been through a lot with Kenya and her relationships and this is the good stuff that's happening right now. Like, she met this great man and they're getting married. I'm like, hello! I've been through the bad ones with you. Can I please be a part of this amazing guy that you're in love with?”

Kenya’s decision to get married in secret, then keep her husband’s identity a secret for as long as possible, is a major part of The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s current 10th season. Cynthia says she has since met Kenya’s husband, Mark Daly, but it did take some time.

“He exists,” she jokes. “He's awesome and they are great together. I am so rooting for them, 100 percent, and I really, honestly couldn't be happier. I've been telling them, they have to have another wedding. One that I can not only go to, but that I can actually be a part of in some way. I have to be a bridesmaid or something.”
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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Dolores Catania On Why She Still Lives With Her Ex-Husband


BravoTV.com:
Dolores Catania recently revealed she's been dating her new boyfriend, Dr. David Principe, for the past year — yet she's currently living with her ex-husband Frank Catania. Wait, how did that happen? 

"My ex and his girlfriend have been together 11 years and they're in this thing where they keep fighting about the same thing," The Real Housewives of New Jersey mom explains to The Daily Dish. "Nothing's getting better, so it's time to take a break. I think after 11 or 12 years, it's worth giving it a shot, maybe you need a little break and not be in the same house and argue about the same things, so he moves back in with me." 

That could be a recipe for disaster, but it sounds like Dolores honestly loves it.

"It's the greatest thing!" she exclaims. "I come home, he's mopping my floor, he's handling my appointments, he's doing the dishes, he's paying all the bills."

Pal Siggy Flicker says, "It's hard for people to understand, but Dolores and I have extremely good relationships with our exes. My ex-husband was the best man at my wedding, Dolores' ex Frank and my ex have a wonderful relationship. You know why? Because we're able to put our egos aside and it benefits [our kids] Frankie, Gabby,  Sophie and Joshua. So if my ex said, 'Hey, I don't know what I'm doing right now and I need a place to stay,' I'd say, 'My house is your house, your kids are living there.' Dolores did the same thing."
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Stephanie Hollman Talks Benefits of Donating Bone Marrow


SELF.com:
In May, Real Housewives of Dallas star Stephanie Hollman revealed on Instagram that she was donating bone marrow to help someone in need. Now, she's talking about what really went into that process on The Morning Breath and urging others to donate, too.

Hollman says that she first registered be a donor about five years ago and was told at the time that there was less than a 1 percent chance that she would be chosen. However, she later received a call saying she was a “10-out-of-10 match” with a total stranger. About three weeks later, she was in the hospital donating stem cells.

Bone marrow donations can be used in the treatment of life-threatening conditions, such as leukemia, myeloma, and lymphoma. But it's not actually the marrow that doctors are after—it's the stem cells that mature within the marrow before being released into the bloodstream, the Mayo Clinic explains. And these aren't the same as embryonic stem cells, which are found in fertilized egg.

Donating is "actually really easy,” Hollman said. “It’s done like giving blood.” She explained that she was hooked up to a machine that took out her blood, removed the stem cells, and put it back in, and that was it. She says she was a little tired afterward but added that “your body replenishes everything in 30 days…you can literally save somebody’s life.” And, Hollman says, she would do it again.
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Margaret Josephs Tearfully Reveals Two of Her Kids Haven't Spoken to Her in 6 Years


People.com:
Margaret Josephs has been a ball of confidence during her short time on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. But on Wednesday’s all-new episode, the 50-year-old fashion designer let her guard down and got emotional about the private turmoil she’s been living with since the breakup of her first marriage– revealing that two of her three stepchildren haven’t spoken to her in the past six years.

“It’s devastating,” a tearful Margaret told fellow New Jersey Housewife Dolores Catania during a candid sit-down. “I think of them all the time, I look at their pictures on Facebook. It’s a sad, rough go of it.”

“You know when they say time heals all wounds? It doesn’t,” she continued. “There’s always that piece missing.”

The news was especially tough to hear considering Margaret had helped raise her stepchildren since she was 24, when she met and married her ex-husband Jan Josephs. She alleges her split from Jan contributed to the estrangement between her and her kids.

“I was madly in love with him. I can still say getting married to him is one of the top five best days of my life,” Margaret said of Jan, whom she wed in 1994 and was with for 19 years before their divorce in 2013.
Being 20 years older than Margaret, Jan had three children from a previous marriage — ages 8, 14 and 16. 

“He was a great father. He had custody of his children, they needed someone to love them and I was completely obsessed with them,” Margaret recalled of her kids, who are now 31, 37 and 39. “And then we had my son [now 21] and they were my entire life.”

That’s when the tears began. “When everybody got older, they moved out. And you know, my marriage started falling apart — it was very tumultuous. And I met [new husband Joe Benigno] and fell in love with Joe. I realized I have to be happy too.”
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Teresa Giudice's Husband Joe Is Being Transferred to a New Prison

BravoTV.com:
Joe Giudice is being transferred out of the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Dix, New Jersey, according to documents filed by the U.S. Attorney and obtained by The Blast. The Real Housewives of New Jersey husband will continue his sentence at FCI Allenwood in Pennsylvania. 

Joe will be transferred "soon," according to the documents, as reported by PEOPLE. He began his 41-month prison sentence at FCI Fort Dix in March 2016 after pleading guilty to conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud charges in 2014. His wife, Teresa Giudice, served more than 11 months at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut in 2015 after pleading guilty to the same charges.

Teresa gave an update on how Joe has been during his time away when The Daily Dish caught up with her last month (clip above). "Joe is doing great. I mean, he's lost like maybe 30, 40 pounds. I mean, he's thinned out and he's really muscular and really toned and really fit," she gushed. "Like I saw him, not last week, the week before, and I loved the way his hair was styled. When I go see them, they're all clean-cut, they look really good. You know, everybody looks good when all their families come to see them, so he looked really good that day." 

The RHONJ mom has expressed some rare anger toward Joe this season, as well as in her new memoir Standing Strong, even going so far as to express uncertainty about the longevity of their relationship. "Writing my new book Standing Strong was really therapeutic for me to write because after the loss of my mom, that's when I started getting really angry. I lost time out with my mom. I lost 11-and-a-half months with her [when I was in prison], so I got angry, and that's what you see in the book. I got it all out," she told The Daily Dish earlier this season. "Sometimes when you let everything out, you feel better, and you can move on from it. I let Joe know how I felt, and so he knows, and hopefully things will just get better from here."
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Kim Zolciak, NeNe Leakes Feud After KKK Comments


FOXNews.com:
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" stars Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes have had a tumultuous friendship, but Zolciak said Leakes recently crossed the line when she called her co-star racist and included the hashtag #KKK in an online rant about their feud. 

Zolciak told US Weekly in a recent interview she wouldn't discuss the specifics of their current friendship status as she has recently hired famed attorney Marty Singer to represent her and stop Leakes from defaming her.

She did, however, explain to the magazine, "Saying I’m part of the KKK was the demise [of our friendship]. I’m not a part of that, I’ve never been a part of that. To insinuate something so ridiculous in this day and age when people are actually dying over racism, is pretty gross.”

Zolciak and Leakes rocky relationship reached a breaking point after the actress said Zolciak's daughter Brielle mocked her home and implied it was full of cockroaches.

Leakes called her friend's daughter "racist trash" and included the hashtag #KKK. 
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Peggy Sulahian Criticized Meghan Edmonds' Parenting


Bustle.com:
The drama really amped up in Iceland during The Real Housewives of Orange County cast trip. It got so intense in the Nov. 6 episode that Peggy Sulahian left early. Peggy criticized Meghan Edmonds as a mother on RHOC, when she pointed out in front of the entire group that Meghan's baby Aspen was "crying for 10 minutes" alone. Clearly the pressure got to her, but Peggy didn't seem to realize how offensive she was being. 

As a mother of three herself, Peggy should have some sensitivity talking to a new mother about her child, but that was not the case here. Tamra Judge came to Meghan's defense by saying, "she's doing a timing thing." She even screamed "She's training her baby!" in her "This is my opinion!" voice. Peggy did not seem to grasp why every other person in the group was defending Meghan, who was crying her eyes out.

After such an explosive episode, it made sense to check Meghan's Twitter account to see her public reaction to Peggy's mommy-shaming. Unfortunately she didn't tweet anything about that (yet), but she did "like" a tweet mentioning the Ferber Method. An article from Parenting Science breaks down the training concept. According to the site, the Ferber Method involves parents leaving their children alone for intervals that are timed. They are not supposed to go to their babies, even if they fuss and cry. Theoretically, the children learn to sooth themselves.

Peggy obviously wasn't aware of this, but actually seemed to believe that Meghan was neglecting her child to drink with her friends. But Meghan and her cousin/babysitter Bridget knew exactly what they were doing by letting Aspen cry it out. They were simply training Aspen to modify her behavior. As a mother, it's her choice how she wants to raise her child.
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

LeeAnne Locken Breaks Down Every Twist & Turn of Season 2


EOnline.com:
To say that LeeAnne Locken had an eventful second season as one of the stars of The Real Housewives of Dallas would be putting it mildly.

The Bravolebrity weathered fights, failed friendships, and a flesh-eating bacteria over the course of 12 episodes—and she did it all with her trademark sass that's made her (in her own words) "the Mouth of the South" and (in our words) one of the biggest reasons to tune in every week. With the two-part season two reunion special debuting Monday, Nov. 6, Locken sat down with E! News for a wide-ranging interview that covered every inch of her experience this year. We talked her doomed attempt at friendship with Brandi Redmond, her shocking behind-closed-doors comments about Cary and Mark Deuber, and her sweet marriage proposal from fiancé Rich Emberlin. And if you think she held back, you don't know Locken.
E! News: I want to start with the midseason turning point, that moment in your doctor's office when you were caught talking behind closed doors about Cary and Mark Deuber. Do you have any regrets about that?
Locken: It's hard to regret something you don't remember. I took medication before I left my house and then I took medication again when I got to the doctor's office. So for me, I think if you look at the moment on the boat, when Brandi tells me what I said, the look on my face is, "Really, Locken? You can't shut the eff up for five minutes? You don't have to repeat everything you know!" I beat myself, but then you know what? I was like, "You said it, own it." If the information is in my head and somebody tells me that I said it, whether I remember it or not, it's probably true. So I owned it.


Did you even know you were being recorded at that point?
Well, I was naked, but Brandi had clothes on. At the reunion, Brandi said, "I walked out of that room and I looked at the producer and said, ‘Tell me you got that.'"


Oh! Well, that sort of segues into what I was going to ask next. One, were you surprised that Brandi even told Cary? And two, larger question, watching back the season and having sat through the season, where's your relationship at with Brandi?
Non-existent. At the reunion, Brandi specifically said she does not see a future. When Andy asked me, I said, "I choose to live every day with Acts 2:25 constantly in my mind, which is, 'I pitched my tent in the land of hope.'" So, I'm always hopeful. But my mother always said I woke up singing and I went to bed crying and that's never going to change. That's my personality. So, I'm hopeful, but if her stance is she wants nothing to do with me, then that's her and her Christianity to handle. My Christianity is quite safe and sound within me and rests with rainbows and peace.


Before you got to that point at the reunion, when you were just watching the episodes unfold, how were you handling the surprise of seeing her sort of speak out of both sides of her mouth about you at times?
Heartbreaking. I'll be honest with you, while we were filming, I genuinely thought she was my friend. Not that I confided in her. You have to understand that when you grow up the way that I do, trust is not something that you just give right away, so there's levels and doors that you have to pass through. But she certainly was someone that I took the time to defend and to support. It was disheartening to see that through the whole filming I pretty much thought we were friends right up until episode 12. I really thought we were friends. To see in the last scene, what she did and how it got twisted, heartbreaking.
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Porsha Williams Gets Gun, Louis Vuitton Bags Stolen from Car


TMZ.com:
Porsha Williams is out one gun, and a few expensive handbags, after someone broke into her SUV and jacked her stuff ... TMZ has learned.
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Sources close to the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star tell us Porsha left her Range Rover in a garage at her assistant's home last week in the Buckhead section of ATL. An eyewitness says a man wearing a mask smashed a back window to get into the vehicle.

We've confirmed police took a report and are investigating.

The good news for Porsha is she hasn't been left unarmed -- we're told she has a 2nd handgun. Also, it looks like the suspect didn't get everything of value out of her whip.
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Monday, November 6, 2017

The Erika Jayne Parody On 'SNL' Has 'Real Housewives' Fans On Twitter Totally Obsessed



Bustle.com:
Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong has taken on many celebrity impressions during her time on the series. She has hilariously stepped into the shoes of First Lady Melania Trump, Sofia Vegara, Kendall Jener, and Rachel Maddow, to name a few. In Saturday, Nov. 4's episode, Strong may have done a perfect Erika Jayne Girardi parody on SNL and Real Housewives fans are living for it. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills personality is not mentioned or identified in the sketch by name, but fans on Twitter thought it was fairly obvious that SNL was parodying her.

The sketch was so funny that host Larry David broke character and could not stop laughing during it. SNL cast member Kate McKinnon even asked David if he was OK, because it was so unexpected. Maybe he's a Real Housewives fan, too? In the sketch, a lawyer named Vincent (played by David) has a party with a bunch of other lawyers to celebrate his recent marriage. In comes Candice (played by Strong), who is dressed in gold and provides him with a pocket square. "Look at you lawyers, serving up Ally McBeal realness," Candice says in the sketch. "I'm gagging."
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These Tweets Prove Margaret Josephs and Siggy Flicker's Drama Is Definitely Not Over


BravoTV.com:
It seemed as though whatever tension transpired between Siggy Flicker and Margaret Josephs earlier this season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey could be fixed with one good meal at the local diner. And it did seem as though Siggy and Margaret hashed things out over cheese fries and an omelette — until they reunited at the Gorgas' restaurant tasting in Wednesday night's episode of RHONJ, that is (clip above). 

And the short lifespan of their so-called "diner truce" was something Margaret took note of as she live tweeted the episode. She also called Siggy out for not seeming to be able to move past their drama.

Margaret Josephs @MargaretJosephs
She doesn’t move forward about anything…hello? By the way, doesn’t anyone want some cake??? 👀


Margaret Josephs @MargaretJosephs
Isn’t the ability to one of the tenets of maturity & dignity? I think an expert on relationships is held to that same standard no??

Margaret clapped back at Siggy, saying that she felt like the RHONJ rookie stabbed her in the back. "Oh boy... I don’t stab people in the back, Siggy, I tell it to their face. (Or write it in my #blog)," Margaret tweeted. "Also, I don’t use weapons 

Margaret was also not pleased to see Siggy stick her tongue out and playfully shimmy behind her as she exited the Gorgas' event. 

Siggy explained her behavior during the dinner on Twitter. "When I'm constantly getting jabs thrown at me I'm not going to sit back and take it," she said.
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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Kandi Burruss Admits She Considered Leaving ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ After Last Season’s Reunion


USmagazine.com:
Even Kandi Burruss can hit her breaking point. Following last season’s reunion special of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, the singer and her husband, Todd Tucker, nearly left the show, she exclusively tells Us Weekly.

“For a second, we had thought about throwing up the deuces and saying goodbye,” Burruss admits to Us. “Last season after the reunion, I was really kind of done and I was really kind of thinking maybe I should go on about my business.”

However, after Bravo reiterated how much they supported her, she decided to stay. As for her husband, she says, he’ll always stand by the choices she makes.

Following the end of that season, she also reveals, she never spoke to Phaedra Parks again — and she never plans to. At last year’s reunion, Parks was caught in a huge lie that after repeating something to Porsha Williams, that turned out to be untrue. “Absolutely not,” she answers when asked if she has an interest in patching things up.


Scottie and Larsa Pippen Make It Official, Divorce Canceled


TMZ.com:
Scottie Pippen is finally ready to tear up those divorce docs he filed -- he and Larsa are officially calling off the split.

According to court docs, both sides have agreed to dismiss the case -- they filed Thursday in Florida's Broward County court. The NBA Hall of Famer filed for divorce back in 2016 ... after 19 years of marriage and having 4 kids.

The legal move isn't a huge shock, considering the couple moved to L.A. together back in September ... and we've seen them around town plenty of times. Apparently, things are going well for the Pippens.

The judge still needs to sign on the dotted line to make things officially official ... but the couple has clearly worked things out. 

Cuffing season, indeed.
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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Porsha Williams Says She's Recovered From Baby Fever


People.com:
Porsha Williams has spent the past few seasons on The Real Housewives of Atlanta on a quest to become a mother, even trying last season to get her now ex-boyfriend Todd Stewart to sign a “baby prenup,” ensuring he would hold up his end of the bargain should they have a child together and things not work out for them romantically.

But when the hit Bravo show returns for its milestone 10th season on Sunday, fans will find that the 36-year-old Dish Nation host, who is now single, has cooled her jets on her quest for motherhood — something she attributes to time spent with her 1½-year-old niece Baleigh.

“Every time I’m around my niece, she gives me baby fever. But that’s the thing about baby fever. You have it, and then you get well again,” Williams tells PEOPLE. “I’m okay right now. I’m not going to have a baby until I’ve found that right guy. And I’m sure once I find him, that’ll be one of the first things we do.”

“For me, I’ve thought of a lot of creative ways I can make that happen without a man. Once I realized it doesn’t have to be one way, then it gave me a little more time,” she continues. “So I’m not obsessing over it anymore.”
That’s not the only change fans can expect to see from Williams this season. After being in the center of the drama last season for her role in spreading false allegations that castmate Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker had planned on drugging Williams and their mutual friend Shamea Morton in order to take advantage of them sexually last season, Williams said she did her best not to get down in the dirt.

“Season 10 was filled with a lot of big moments, a lot of drama, but I really tried not to involved myself in as much of it,” she says. “I really just wanted to have a good time, so I tried to focus on those good moments in the group when I could.”

“I’ve learned from my mistakes,” she continues — explaining that she’s yet to repair her friendship with ex-Housewife Phaedra Parks, who was blamed (and fired from the show) for starting the rumors about Burruss and telling them to Williams in the first place. “I’ve definitely in the past been loyal to a fault. I’m a little more guarded when it comes to friendships.”
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Kelly Dodd Sounds Off on Real Housewives’ Husbands: Tom D’Agostino ‘Gets Around Like a Record’


USmagazine.com:
Kelly Dodd is a single lady! As previously reported, The Real Housewives of Orange County star recently announced that she plans to file for divorce of husband of 11 years, Michael Dodd. But that’s not stopping her from having a good time! 

She came by Us Weekly’s New York City headquarters and was a good sport as she played a game of “Marry, Date or Ditch.” The twist though? She had to choose from all the husbands past and present from the Real Housewives franchises.

The Bravo star, 42, held nothing back with her responses. Watch the video to see who she wants to marry, date or ditch!

The Real Househusbands of Orange County
Terry Dubrow: “Ditch Terry Dubrow ‘cause he’s pompous.”
David Beador: “I would probably date. ‘Cause he’s cute. But he doesn’t talk so we would have to just date.”
Eddie Judge: “Eddie is just marriage material!”

The Real Househusbands of New Jersey
Joe Giudice: “The guy in the clink? No. I would totally ditch the goomba.”
Joe Gorga: “I’d marry him because he’s cute and got a good body.”
Chris Laurita: “Date him.”

Friday, November 3, 2017

Shereé Whitfield Dishes About the New Season of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and Her Boyfriend.



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Dolores Catania Is Still Friends With Jacqueline Laurita


Bravo.com:
Jacqueline Laurita may be gone, but she's definitely not forgotten in Dolores Catania's eyes. In fact, The Real Housewives of Jersey pal definitely keeps in touch with the Garden State alum after she confirmed her exit from the show back in August.

"I do, I do. Jacqueline has a heart of gold," Dolores revealed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Wednesday. "I don't see her enough 'cause I've been so busy."

Though it is fairly easy for the two ladies to stay in contact, since, as Dolores noted, "She lives around the corner from me, actually."
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Camille Grammer Is Engaged to Attorney David C. Meyer


EOnline.com:
Camille Grammer once called 2010 the worst year of her life. 

The mother of two had been shooting the first season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills while simultaneously facing the end of her 13-year marriage to star Kelsey Grammer. "My whole life was falling apart," she told Katie Couric of that time in her life two years later on Good Morning America. "My husband left me. He was having an affair with another woman in New York City while I'm filming a reality show—it doesn't get worse than that."

While the two stars differed over the details of their downfall, as it later unfolded in the public spotlight, her longtime husband had fallen in love with Kayte Walsh, a British flight attendant, and the two became engaged by the end of that year.
"Kayte and I are marrying because we are in love and we see no reason to postpone our happiness any longer," he told E! News via a rep. The couple tied the knot a few weeks after Grammer's divorce was finalized in early February 2011 and have since welcomed three children together.

However, the Frasier star and his ex's divorce grew ugly as they fought over custody of their two children and the aftermath of their contentious breakup played out on TV. 

Meanwhile, Camille started dating Dimitri Charalambopoulos, but the relationship had another highly publicized ending after Grammer alleged he had abused her in a Houston hotel room where she was recovering from cancer surgery. In 2014, she was granted a 3-year restraining order against him and, later that year, a Texas grand jury decided there was not enough evidence to take the case to trial. 

However, when the relationship began, the mother of two welcomed the idea of another marriage. "At some point, possibly yes," she told E! News in 2011 of a future wedding. "A year ago I would have said I definitely never, I will never enter into that kind of agreement. But, now I've definitely changed my mind."

Nearly a decade later, that time has officially arrived. The TV personality is now engaged after finding love again with attorney David C. Meyer, her rep confirmed. "Camille is very happy. They met through mutual friends at a party. He's lovely," an insider told E! News in March. "Camille is in a really good place."

Grammer herself adds, "I'm so happy! I'm ready for this new chapter in my life!"
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LeeAnne Locken Regrets Hot Mic Moment, Reveals Reunion 'Epiphany'


AOL.com:
"Real Housewives of Dallas" star LeeAnne Locken has had quite the season: From extreme highs (getting engaged!) to extreme lows (contracting a flesh-eating bacteria) and every argument and hot mic moment in between, Locken has truly been through it all this year. And she's ready for a break.

"I'm done. Emotionally, I'm done," she told AOL Entertainment during a recent sit-down. "We've shot the reunion, and everything that's going to happen has happened. I'm sad about some of it -- most of it -- but as far as how I'm holding up, I'm Texas Strong. If a flesh-eating bacteria isn't going to take me out, then a freaking reality TV show won't either."

Locken told us that it took over three month to kill the bacteria, which she got towards the end of the cast's trip to Mexico during filming, and that she still has to undergo a second reconstructive surgery as a result. 

In addition to fighting a flesh-eating bacteria, the outspoken Texas native was constantly at odds with fellow cast member Cary Deuber this season. Their tense relationship took a shocking turn when Brandi Redmond told Deuber about the rumors Locken repeated to her just before undergoing surgery -- essentially, that Deuber's husband, Mark, had allegedly solicited men at a local gay bar in Dallas. It's a controversial moment that Locken wishes she could take back.

"I regret saying it, completely," she admitted to us. "I regret repeating what people told me, but I will say this: I had taken medication when I left my house. I don't like surgery, and I'm a control freak. You give me pills, and I'm going to fight those drugs and be aggressive. If you look at that boat scene where Brandi says what I said, the look on my face says it all: I don't even remember saying it! I knew I had said it, because I'd been told that information. I did not plan on repeating it, though."
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Monday, October 30, 2017

Tamra Judge Wants Vicki Gunvalson to ‘Go Home’ and Leave 'RHOC'


9news.com:
Tamra Judge wants her Real Housewives of Orange County co-star, Vicki Gunvalson, to flip her stance on her season 12 tagline.

“It's time to go home,” Tamra scoffs, referencing Vicki’s opening line this year, “I go big or I go home, and I’m not going home.”

ET caught up with Tamra at The Quiet Woman bar and restaurant in Corona Del Mar, California -- the scene of the now-infamous "That's not my plate!" dinner fight between Shannon Beador and Kelly Dodd.

“I think some work needs to be done, think some people need to go,” Tamra says ahead of filming the season 12 reunion. “When you have somebody that's constantly attacking your family and then turning around going, 'I'm the victim, I'm the victim, I just wanna have friends! I just want everyone to get along!' That's when it's hard for me, because if you really wanted to be friends … you probably wouldn't have done all these horrible things that you're doing to me.”

This season, Vicki has been involved in bringing back some old rumors about Tamra’s husband, Eddie, being gay. Tamra confronted Vicki about the rumors on a recent episode, and Vicki couldn’t explain why she keeps repeating them.

“She's been telling that rumor for about four years now,” Tamra shares. “Eddie says, ‘At least she's not calling me a criminal,’ or you know, ‘I don't beat my wife.’ Like, being gay is not illegal!"
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‘Real Housewives’ Saved Dorinda Medley After Her Husband’s Death


PageSix.com:
Dorinda Medley says reality TV saved her life after the 2011 death of her husband, Richard.

“I think reality TV saved my life because after Richard died and [daughter] Hannah went to college, I was lost,” she told Page Six. “I lost all my identity — I was no longer a wife, a mother . . . I was like, ‘Really? This is what 50 looks like?’ ”

But joining the “Real Housewives of New York City” cast “took me away from the grieving . . . It made me get out and focus on something completely different.”
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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Melissa and Joe Gorga's Custom Built New Jersey Home



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Cynthia Bailey and NeNe Leakes Officially Welcome Eva Marcille to The Real Housewives of Atlanta Crew


Bravo.com:
When we heard that Eva Marcille would be joining Season 10 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, we were, of course, dying to know what the other Georgia Peaches think of the new girl. Well, Eva just received a warm Hotlanta welcome from two of the RHOA ladies, and it's making us smile.

The RHOA rookie recently joined vets NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey for what appears to be some Halloween shopping. And they took this scary-good photo in the process.

We're already loving this terrific trio. 

Eva was revealed as a new member of the RHOA squad earlier this month. "I'm so excited to join NeNe and the ladies for the 10th season of RHOA," she told Us Weekly at the time. "Atlanta and America, get ready!" 

We can't wait to get to know Eva even more when Season 10 of RHOA premieres Sunday, November 5 at 8/7c.
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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Brandi Redmond On Her Nanny Gate Accusations “I Was Wrong On Every Level”



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Shannon Beador Separates from Husband of 17 Years


TMZ.com:
Shannon Beador and her husband, David, have separated after 17 years of marriage ... TMZ has learned.

The 'Real Housewives of Orange County' star told her fellow housewives Friday while filming the season 12 reunion show. She says David and her split a little more than a month ago.

Shannon released a statement saying she felt alone in her marriage and tried to do what she could to keep the family together ... but it wasn't working in their relationship.

Shannon and David's rocky relationship has been portrayed on the show during her 4 seasons, especially a bombshell in season 10 -- that David cheated on her. They worked on repairing their marriage ... but it was very up and down.

The ex-couple have 3 daughters together.
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Friday, October 27, 2017

Has Porsha Williams Been in Touch with Phaedra Parks?



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Danielle Staub On Why She Thinks Siggy Flicker and Dolores Catania Need a Table Flipped at Them


EOnline.com:
Danielle Staub got into her first true conflict during her triumphant return to The Real Housewives of New Jersey and it involved being called "scumbag" by Dolores Catania. Not once, but five times in a row, Danielle pointed out to us.

"I wanted to give her a thesaurus, to be honest with you," she told E! News.

This came after Danielle told Teresa Giudice that Dolores told her Teresa only cared about money, and then of course there's Cakegate with Siggy Flicker pissed at Teresa and Melissa Gorga over a playful cake food fight.

"I mean, clearly Siggy and Dolores need to have a table flipped at them to know the Cakegate isn't that big of a deal," Danielle cracked. "That's all I have to say on that one."
Filming done for the season and Danielle is still in contact with three women every day. "I've reached out several times to the other two. It's kind of met with silence," she said. And this time, she's ready for the reunion.

"I didn't prepare myself because I never watched the seasons when it was on, so I didn't know what was going to happen when I would sit down on the couch, and then stuff would happen, things would be said," she said. "I would watch a scene and I was literally watching the scenes for the first time."

"This one I'm going in armed and ready," Danielle promised.
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Vicki Gunvalson Gets Emergency Medical Attention During 'RHOC' Trip to Iceland


People.com:
She was airlifted to the hospital last season following a terrifying ATV accident in Glamis, California. And this season, emergency medical services were once again called for Vicki Gunvalson during a group getaway — this time to Iceland.

It all went down on the final moments of Monday’s Real Housewives of Orange County, when the 55-year-old O.G. of the O.C. told Icelandic police, “I might be having a heart attack!”

She was experiencing a multitude of symptoms, including nausea, lightheadedness, weakness and headaches.

“I’m just tired. I’m not feeling well. I feel weak, I just don’t feel good,” Gunvalson said throughout the evening. “I feel so sick. I don’t know what’s going on with me. Since yesterday I have not been feeling well. I feel like my heart is racing like a billion miles a minute and I don’t have a watch.”

Helping Gunvalson were pals Kelly Dodd and Peggy Sulahian, both who urged her to take it easy.

“You need to get into bed and relax. She has heart problems,” Dodd said, helping Gunvalson lay down. “I think we’re going to have to call an ambulance. She’s having heart palpitations.”

“Her face turned white, her arm gets numb. She’s complaining about her heart really, really pumping. I’m really worried for her,” Sulahian confessed to viewers. “Vicki doesn’t look good, her color’s pale. I’m honestly thinking that Vicki’s going to have a heart attack.”
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