Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bravo Executive Producer Ryan Flynn Talks When It's Time For A 'Housewife' To Leave


BravoTV.com:
For a Real Housewives fan, there's nothing quite as thrilling as finding out who will be returning next season. From Bethenny Frankel's departure from The Real Housewives of New York City in Season 4 to Heather Dubrow's recent exit from The Real Housewives of Orange County, there have been some major cast shakeups that have rocked the Bravo world. (NeNe Leakes' return for The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10, anyone?) 

When The Daily Dish Podcast caught up with Ryan Flynn, Bravo Executive Producer of both RHONY and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, hosts Megan and Rachael had to ask: How do you know when it's time to say goodbye to a Housewife?

"Most often than not it is a mutual understanding and a decision and it’s not even so much of a we’re telling someone to leave," he explained. "Everyone knows the time is just right." What defines that "right time" could be a myriad of things, according to the exec. "Whether it's a first season Housewife that just didn't click or never sort of found the rhythm, or whether it's someone who's been on many seasons who is just a very different person from when we started with them and their life is in a place now where it just maybe doesn't make sense for us to be sort of in their lives every day."



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Lydia McLaughlin Already Butting Heads with Shannon Beador on New Season of 'Real Housewives of Orange County'



BravoTV.com:
Lydia McLaughlin is back, and she's getting right back into the mix by butting heads with Shannon Beador. Ahead of The Real Housewives of Orange County's Season 12 premiere on July 10 at 9/8c, we're getting a sneak peek of all the drama set to go down. And it looks like Lydia and Shannon won't be seeing eye-to-eye when it comes to the latter's demeanor.

In this exclusive clip from the upcoming season, the two OC moms face off, and the results are explosive. "I was upset when you said that I was just like Vicki. That's what set me off," Shannon tells Lydia, with Tamra Judge by her side. "So let's be clear when you said I was just like Vicki. You don't know me, and I'm nothing like Vicki Gunvalson. I have a four-year history with her... I'm nothing like Vicki."

While Lydia, in interview, says she doesn't understand Shannon's reaction, back at the scene of the argument, Shannon makes one thing clear to the returning 'Wife: "I will never be like Vicki Gunvalson."
RELATED: Lydia McLaughlin Is Already in the Thick of the Drama in This Real Housewives of Orange County Season 12 Sneak Peek

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Phaedra Parks Is Reportedly Filming One Last Scene for ‘Real Housewives’


BET.com:
Phaedra Parks was unceremoniously fired from her gig on Real Housewives of Atlanta after telling one too many lies and wrongly implicating Kandi Burruss for sexually abusing Porsha Williams. But the supposedly former realty star has one more loose end to tie up before she gives up her peach for good.

AllAboutTheTea reports that Phaedra is filming one last scene for the franchise she's called home for the past several years. And it's a big one.

Apparently, Phaedra is going to film an "apology scene" with Porsha, bringing Frick and Frack together one last time.
“An ATL snitch tells AllAboutTheTea that Porsha finally cracked and has agreed to film with the ostracized reality star," an insider says. "Porsha has agreed to have a sit-down with Phaedra," the insider explained. "Porsha is the only one agreeing to film scenes with Phaedra. Bravo wants to tie up loose ends before Phaedra exits the show.”
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Trailer for ‘Real Housewives of Dallas’ Season 2 Is Here



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Monday, June 19, 2017

Bethenny Frankel Allegedly ‘Livid’ Over Nene Leakes’ Fat Salary


RadarOnline.com:
RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal that Bethenny Frankel and Nene Leakes have their claws out over who deserves more money — and insiders claim their “big fight” is turning ugly fast!

“Bethenny saw reports about what Nene is getting and is livid,” a source exclusively told Radar. “She wants to be the best paid housewife!”

Right after Radar exposed that Nene will bank $2 million for the new season of RHOA, the Real Housewives of New York star, 46, flew into a fit of rage.

“The network gave her the most lucrative deal in network history,” a production insider told Radar last week.

“Along with a lucrative seven-figure salary, Nene has a most favored nations clause which allows her to have preferential treatment when it comes to scheduling filming events around her personal and business scheduled,” the source added.

As Radar readers will remember, Leakes, 49, left the show after seven seasons to pursue other opportunities. But after three months of negotiations, the network is bleeding cash to have the in-demand reality star back.
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Meghan Edmonds Snubbed By Husband Jim’s Daughter In Shocking Post


RadarOnline.com:
Meghan Edmonds is having a “difficult” time adjusting to being a new mom — and she’s still seemingly struggling as a stepmom, too!

Jim Edmonds’ daughter Hayley shared a touching tribute to her family and friends, and left Meghan, 32, out of the post!

“Thinking back on the past month and I’ve never had so much fun and felt so much love in my life,” she wrote alongside photos of Jim, 46, her sister Lauren and her friends. “Thank you to my family and friends for filling my heart with so much joy. I’m so excited to see what the future holds because of the people who I share my life with.”

Hayley appeared on season 10 of the Real Housewives of Orange County, and seemed to get along with stepmother Meghan on camera. But, their relationship took a turn for the worse off-screen, and the 20-year-old did not attend any of Meghan’s baby showers before baby Aspen’s arrival.

The reality star confessed that Hayley was “the most unexcited” about her pregnancy and that their relationship was “not in a great spot”.
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Kenya Moore Shares First Photo From Wedding Day


ETOnline.com:
Kenya Moore has finally found "true love." 

The 46-year-old Real Housewives of Atlanta star, who tied the knot last weekend, shared the first official photo from her wedding day on Instagram on Friday. 

Moore gave fans a peek at her wedding gown in the matrimonial snap, where she and her groom can be seen holding hands on the beach. 

"A good man is hard to find but true love is even harder. I found both,” she wrote with the hashtags ​"#truelove​,"​"#happiness​"​ and ​"​#crazyinlove.​"​ 

The couple tied the knot in front of family and friends during an intimate beach ceremony in St. Lucia. Moore's new hubby is a businessman that she had reportedly been dating for several months, although she’s keeping his name under wraps.  

"I'm just ecstatic," Moore told People after the ceremony. "This man is the love of my life and I'm so happy to begin our lives together as husband and wife." 

Now that she's married, a baby could be the next big announcement for the first-time bride. 

Last year, Moore -- who was granted a temporary restraining order in March against ex Matt Jordan -- opened up to ET about her fertility struggles, which she previously chronicled on RHOA. 

"You have to be on a schedule, and you have to be tested at a very specific time," the former beauty queen explained of documenting the in vitro fertilization process on camera. "And it just never worked out while I was filming, and so I just decided to do it while I'm not [filming], and we'll see."
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Jill Zarin’s Take On The ‘Berzerkshires Breakdown’



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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Charrisse Jackson Says Her Estranged Husband Said 'The Real Housewives of Potomac' Would Destroy Our Marriage


USmagazine.com:
He called it. Charrisse Jackson's now estranged husband, Eddie Jordan, once warned her that The Real Housewives of Potomac would destroy their marriage.

"When I told [Eddie], I said, 'They want me to do this reality show' — at the time we didn't know it was Housewives, we were thinking maybe it could be Housewives — and so he said, 'Well, if you do it, we'll probably get a divorce,'" she recalled to Bravo's The Daily Dish on Thursday, May 25. "It was not the answer I was expecting. So when he said it, I was devastated. Like I literally gave up my career twice because of his career."

Jackson ended up joining the series in its debut season last year and later revealed that Jordan stopped speaking to her once the show aired.

Still, Jackson doesn't seem to regret her decision. "I needed to do it for me, so that's why I did it," she explained.
The reality star opened up about her new single life in an interview with Uptown Magazine in March. "What’s new? I guess the new part is that I’ve come to terms with my relationship," she said at the time. "I’m embracing Charrisse and trying to find what makes Charrisse happy."
Jackson and the retired NBA player, 62, tied the knot in 1998 and are parents of Jackson, 18 and Skylar, 16.
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Lea Black Talks Like After 'Real Housewives' and Advising Joanna Krupa To Drop Lawsuit Against Brandi Glanville


HuffPo.com:
When Real Housewives of Miami failed to return for a fourth season, there was never an official “cancellation” announcement from Bravo. Some viewers speculated that the series was on hiatus and could magically return. However, enough time has passed with enough Housewives (of other cities) to entertain that most fans are not counting on it. Despite the absence of Miami on Bravo, the name of one of the cast members, Lea Black, has recently become synonymous with “gay icon” and “informed liberal” though when I share the former with Lea herself, she tells me it’s the first she’s hearing of it. This surprises me because she was known for introducing a famous Miami drag queen to her former cast mates and she has always seemed much beloved by gay members of her community. 

Today, Lea is only friends with a few of the Housewives including Joanna Krupka, a stunning model who is connected to a mortifying and grotesque debacle that made for tabloid fodder and brought about a notorious lawsuit against another “Real Housewife” http://people.com/tv/joanna-krupa-sues-brandi-glanville-for-slander/ . ”I advised Joanna to drop the lawsuit to make this (gossip and entire ordeal) go away,” Lea relates, “but you have to know Joanna, particularly when she is angry! This is something she needs to see through to justice and it doesn’t matter what anyone else says.”
With outspoken friends like comedians Julie Goldman, Brandy Howard and Ronnie Karam (who are all based in Los Angeles where Lea now also retains a residence)as her unofficial cheerleaders, Lea, whose political leanings were well-known in Miami where she held events to raise money for democratic politicians, has been able to share her convictions with a larger audience. 
Although she refers to herself as a “centrist” in our conversation, she champions all the causes that resonate with liberals. She has always been a supporter of gay rights and shows a keen awareness and clear empathy for the average American who isn’t part of “the 1 percent.” As Julie Goldman said on her podcast with Brandy Goldman, Dumb Gay Politics: “Lea is really rich, like really really really rich and she is an avid democrat, so suck it, they exist!”
Lea is witty but not at all condescending, quirky with a lilting Texan cadence and she lacks both self-consciousness and pretense. She is extremely well-read and knowledgeable (she’s also married to successful civil and criminal defense trial attorney Roy Black and familiarizes herself with the law) and is staunch in her political affirmations while remaining respectful of those on the right. After all, despite purchasing a house in Los Angeles, she spends a large portion of her time in her red state residence in Florida.
“If you are against abortion, then don’t have an abortion!” she says logically when we discuss a population of those who voted for Donald Trump. She enforces the notion that women are responsible for their own bodies and one issue voting is not the way to go nor does it bode well: “One issue voting certainly didn’t make sense for this administration.”
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Jill Zarin Reveals What She Would Say If She Ran Into Bethenny Frankel Today


BravoTV.com:
Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin's fallout was one of the most intense friendship breakups in Real Housewives history. In the years since, the two seem to have moved on from their past drama. 

But of course, we all still can't help but wonder what would happen if these two Real Housewives of New York City ladies came face-to-face all these years later. "I have no idea," Jill said on Wednesday's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen when asked what she would say to Bethenny today. "I think I would say, 'I don't even remember what it was about. I don't even remember what we fought about.'" 

That is so much the case that Jill said she would not only be cordial if she came into contact with Bethenny again but actually be super friendly. "I'd give her a hug and a kiss, absolutely," she said.

In fact, Jill kind of did reunite with Bethenny — vicariously through her daughter, Ally Shapiro, that is. The RHONY mogul and the 24-year-old ran into each other on a plane recently, Jill revealed on WWHL. "Yeah, I met her daughter [Bryn Hoppy]," Ally said from the Clubhouse audience. "It was great. First time in a while." 

Bethenny previously told The Daily Dish that she doesn't "think that much" about Jill these days. Even though we may not see Jill on RHONY every week — with the exception of her brief return earlier this season — she said she still watches the show and has seen a change in Bethenny since they last took a bite out of the Big Apple together.
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Yep, Kenya Moore Really Did Get Married


EOnline.com:
Bravo has confirmed to E! News that Kenya Moore is a married woman!

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star tied the knot during a secret reception in St. Lucia last weekend in front her closest friends and family members, People magazine reported

The publication confirms she married a businessman who she met a year ago and began dating a few months later.

"I'm just ecstatic," the reality star told People. "This man is the love of my life, and I'm so happy to begin our lives together as husband and wife." 

She's obviously kept her relationship very private over the last year and continues to withhold the identity of her now-husband.

This might be due to avoid situations like the public drama that unraveled between her and her ex-boyfriend, Matt Jordan, last year.
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Tamra Judge Reunites with Estranged Daughter Sidney at Her High School Graduation


People.com:
Two of Tamra Judge‘s broken relationships are on the mend — and the Real Housewives of Orange County star “couldn’t be happier.”

The Bravo personality took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a smiling family photo from her estranged daughter Sidney Barney‘s high school graduation. In the sweet picture, Judge and her ex-husband, Simon Barney, are flanked by their three children — Sidney, 18, Spencer, 17, and Sophia — and her oldest child, Ryan Vieth.

“So many things to be proud of this month. Our family has come a long way and I couldn’t be happier,” Judge, 49, wrote in the heartfelt caption.

“Simon and I are so proud of these amazing, smart, funny, beautiful & crazy kids,” she continued. “Congrats Sidney your smile lightens up the room and your future is so bright.”

Judge added the hashtags, “#gaveituptojesus #2017 #family.”
Judge revealed in the season 10 reunion that Sidney had been living with Simon, and hadn’t seen her mother in two years, while son Spencer, on the other hand, had been living with Judge full time and didn’t speak to Simon.

“After I opened up about it on the reunion, all hell broke loose, and it was kind of a breakthrough in the sense that we were communicating,” Judge told The Daily Dish. “It wasn’t necessarily the best communication, but we were communicating.”
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NeNe Leakes Signs On for 'RHOA' Season 10


TMZ.com:
You didn't really think NeNe Leakes was going to let Kim Zolciak hog the spotlight -- she's finally signed on for Season 10 of 'RHOA.'

Sources connected to production tell us NeNe signed on the dotted line Wednesday, ending months of negotiations to bring her and Kim back for the show's 10th anniversary. Kim struck her deal back in April, but NeNe's been holding out.

There's a twist though ... NeNe will only be a part-time cast member. We're told she passed on a full-time gig because she has too many other balls in the air right now such as her clothing line.

Some of the other women on the show have already started shooting the next season, but NeNe's yet to appear.

As you'd expect, NeNe's being totally modest about her new deal, saying ... "All hail the queen for season 10."
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Leanne Brown, Tanya Bardsley and Ampika Pickston Threaten To Quit 'Real Housewives of Cheshire'


TheSun.com:
THE Real Housewives of Cheshire has been thrown into chaos by a new behind-the-scenes row between the show’s millionaire stars – with three even threatening to quit.

Leanne Brown, Tanya Bardsley and Ampika Pickston threatened to quit but have now been convinced to stay, despite being labelled a “lap dancer” and a “slag” and a “prostitute” by one co-star in the furious row.

A source said: “Leanne, Ampika and Tanya were on the verge of quitting altogether this week.

“The rows have been getting even worse, so they thought leaving the programme was their only way out.

“The show is in tatters – another big argument between the wives and that could be it.”

Meanwhile, fellow Real Housewives star Lauren Simon has blasted her co-stars as “pathetic drama queens” after the series of rows had a shattering impact on the entire cast.

The latest season has seen the women divided due to Dawn Ward and Leanne Brown being embroiled in a legal dispute cash, with both parties now locked in a legal battle.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online she said: “This series has been very hard with Leanne and Dawn arguing, and I have to admit it’s been sad with all the emotions and money involved.

“But I work hard and play hard and try and ignore all the drama queens because it’s pathetic.

“It’s really sad to see all the friendships break up, but at the end of the day they’re not my friendships so I don’t care.
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Did Kenya Moore Just Get Married?


BET.com:
It’s being reported (or at least rumored) that Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore has moved on from her ex and married a new man.

According to blogger Tamara Tattles, Kenya and her boyfriend of eight months got hitched during a private ceremony in a remote and exotic location.

“A Tamara Tattles spy has sent photographs which appear to show Kenya getting married. […] I know for a fact that the couple has been at Sugar Beach, the new hot spot at the foot of Pitons, for several days. The thing that pushed this story over the edge for me is that Kenya’s best friend, Brandon Deshazer, was there.”

Some proof of a wedding could’ve come from Kenya herself. She recently posted a pic of two wine glasses with Champagne and two pairs of sunglasses.

It is certain that Moore has a new-ish boo, but we still don’t know who he is. Neither person has revealed on social media or in interviews the details of their relationship. Apparently, she's been telling people close to her that she's "very happy."
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Jill Zarin on Bethenny Frankel: "I Don't See the Same Person Anymore, But That’s Not a Bad Thing"


BravoTV.com:

Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin's friendship has been over for almost seven years now, but their time together as BFFs is etched into the memory of Bravo fans forever. Jill admitted to still watching The Real Housewives of New York City on The Daily Dish podcast, so what does she think when she sees her ex-friend on the show week over week?

"I don’t see the same person anymore," Jill says about the Bethenny we see today versus the Bethenny she used to spend summers with in her Hamptons home. "I don’t. But that’s not a bad thing. It’s just a growing thing. You know, she’s a mom now, she wasn’t a mom then. [You have] to grow up fast when you’re a mom. Now you’re responsible for another human being. When she was with me, she was just her. It was all about her. It was just a different time in our lives, the innocent time. Life was easy."

Jill said it was hard to see Bethenny going through so many life changes in Season 3 around the same time their friendship was dissolving. 

"I don’t know too many people who could survive what she survived. She had four major life changes all happen to her at the same time. She lost a parent, she got pregnant, she moved—I don’t know if people realize that she was moving from her apatment to Downtown—and she was planning her wedding...I really wanted to be there for her, but she did not want me in her life, and I couldn’t force that. You can’t force yourself on someone."
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Kenya Moore Addresses Past Abusive Relationship with Matt Jordan + Dishes On Porsha & Phaedra Drama



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Monday, June 12, 2017

Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley and Tinsley Mortimer Play 'Spin The Bottle'



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Gretchen Rossi’s Alleged Stalker Attacks Fiancee, Slade Smiley


CelebDirtyLaundry.com:
Former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star, Gretchen Rossi has been entangled in legal disputes with her former friend and alleged stalker, Jay Photoglou for years. But, now things have gotten physical. According to arrest records obtained by Radaronline, Photoglou phsysically assaulted Gretchen’s current fiancĂ©e, Slade Smiley.

The reported attack happened on April 21st when Gretchen, 38, and Slade, 43, had finished having dinner at popular Newport Beach Eatery, A’s Restaurant. The duo were waiting for the valet to bring their car around, when Photoglou allegedly came up behind Slade and hit him in the back of the head. Police were called and Photoglou was arrested and charged with assault and battery. Photoglou will have to appear in court on June 5th to face the assault and battery charges.

Gretchen and Photoglou first battled it out in court when the “Real Housewives of Orange County” alum accused her former friend of stalking her. She also alleged that he leaked nude photos of her and told lies to tabloids about her, causing her to be fired from the popular “housewife” franchise and cost her $500,000 in endorsements.

Gretchen scored a legal victory when a jury awarded her $523,000 in damages. However, she never received the money because shortly thereafter, Photoglou filed for bankruptcy. What has since followed is Gretchen again taking him to court in an attempt to collect the money she was awarded.

On a side note, Gretchen’s attorney who represented her during her civil lawsuits against Photoglou, recently fired Gretchen as a client.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Jill Zarin on LuAnn De Lesseps: I Would Agree with Everything So Far That She’s Done or Handled"


BravoTV.com:
OG Housewife Jill Zarin made her comeback to The Real Housewives of New York City in honor of Luann D'Agostino's wedding — and the world couldn't have been more excited. And by the world, we mean Bravo HQ. It's literally been buzzing with people saying, "Bobby!" ever since we saw her appear in the Season 9 trailer. 

Before her appearance, The Daily Dish Podcast hosts Rachael and Megan sat down with the tennis player to discuss everything from life after Housewives to what she thought about Luann's relationship with Tom when the cameras are off. 

"Luann is Teflon," Jill said, in reference to the cheating allegations that have been lobbed at Tom, and that now-infamous text last year in Miami. "She’s Teflon, and you know what? She loves Tom and she realizes that this man has been single for 49 years. Never married, no kids, and with that comes some baggage and she’s practical the way I am. I would agree with everything so far that she’s done or handled. I would never break up with a man over one kiss or one thing like that." The former Housewife continued that without the show, maybe Luann would have been in ignorant bliss walking down the aisle. "I was thinking that if it wasn’t on a reality show that maybe she wouldn’t have known some of the things that came out and sometimes what you don’t know won’t hurt you." 

Either way, Jill confirmed that what Luann has shouted from the rooftops for months is absolutely true: these two are in L-O-V-E. "I definitely think they love each other I mean, I’ve been with them obviously alone — I’m never with cameras, you know? I’m with her in her real life and they are so in love and lovey dovey. They’re in the phase you’re supposed to be in when you’ve been together a year or two. When you’re together for 20 years I don’t expect it."
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Robyn Dixon Thinks That Karen Huger Is a 'Hypocrite'



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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Bethenny Frankel Talks Inspiring Women In Crisis With Her Charity B Strong



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Vicki Gunvalson Looks Back on 12 Seasons of 'Good, Bad & Ugly Times' with RHOC Head Shot Collage


People.com:
Her frenemies have occasionally accused Vicki Gunvalson of being two-faced, and now as the Bravo star readies for a new season, she’s offering up a dozen.

Bravo’s longest-running Housewife is celebrating the start of her 12th season on The Real Housewives of Orange County with a flashback collage of her evolving looks during the show’s run.

Gunvalson, 55, shared her official promo photos from each season in an Instagram post, remarking that a lot has changed in her life through the past 12 years and thanking fans who’ve gone through both good and bad times with her.

“Thanks to those who have stuck by me through all my crazy moments captured on camera,” she wrote. “Thank you for your love, support and patience as I endured the good, the bad and the ugly times. [Love] you.”

While we’ve seen a lot of good times go down on the show (particularly when she’s “whooping it up” at Andales in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!), there has been some dark times throughout her tenure.

She went through a public divorce from her ex-husband Donn Gunvalson and endured considerable drama when she was dating her ex-boyfriend, Brooks Ayers.

During season 10, RHOC cast mates accused Ayers of faking cancer. He eventually admitted to fabricating cancer documents to make it appear that he had been a patient at cancer hospital City of Hope, while Gunvalson maintained that she wasn’t aware of his lie.
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Friday, June 9, 2017

Ramona Singer Accuses Bethenny Frankel of Sleeping Her Way to the Top, Says Skinnygirl Is 'Done'


People.com:
“The Apologizer” has left the building!

After years of a “rinse and repeat” cycle of insult and apology that earned her the aforementioned superhero title, Ramona Singer has finally stopped saying she’s sorry. Though … she may be rethinking that strategy moving forward.

In an epic, drunken, late-night battle with estranged friend Bethenny Frankel on Wednesday’s all-new Real Housewives of New York City, the 60-year-old mother of Avery went on the attack — criticizing everything from Frankel’s Skinnygirl empire to her relationship status to the real way she allegedly made her millions.

“You’re an opportunist. You use people,” Singer said. “I accept people for who they are. You are broken. You are so f—— broken you don’t even see it. And I feel sorry for you. I love people and I actually do care for you. But you just sat down to attack me, and I’ll attack you back.”

“The truth came out that you’re a bitch,” the Ramona Pinot Grigio owner continued. “You’re a bitch. You’re the Bethenny bitchy witch, that’s who you are.”

It was the sort of mix of wild behavior and “Singer stinger” insults that earned her the “Ramona Coaster” nickname from Frankel on the show years ago. But this time, Frankel wasn’t laughing.

“You and I will never speak again. We will never be on the same sidewalk ever again,” the 46-year-old mogul told Singer at the end of their argument, before storming out of Dorinda Medley’s Berkshires house for the third (and likely final) time with a sarcastic message of support. “I wish you the best and I want you to be really happy. I really do.”
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Gretchen Rossi and Lizzie Rovsek Return to 'RHOC' as 'Friends' of the Housewives


ChristianPost.com:
Bravo TV released a preview of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" season 12, featuring Rossi and Rovsek with Vicki Gunvalson at a group dinner. In the preview, Rossi asked Gunvalson if Tamra Judge's husband, Eddie Judge, is really gay or not.

Gunvalson didn't get the chance to answer, but appeared looking away uncomfortably from Rossi's question.

Previously, Tamra already addressed the rumors about her husband being gay.

In a previous segment of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," Tamra was asked what her sex life is like with her husband, Eddie. Tamra refused to answer the question because she prefers to keep her sex life private, even though most of their relationship was aired on TV.

But when Tamra found out that the reason for that question was because of the rumors that her husband is gay, she decided to set things straight.

"Let's just put it this way. Me and Eddie are such trolls that I need to be married to somebody that's gay? Why? Why? What's the point of it? Why is it that a hot guy can't be straight?" Tamra said.

Rossi and Rovsek's appearance sparked speculations that the two are finally returning to the reality show as full-time stars. However, Rossi announced on Twitter, in response to a fan, that she only filmed one scene for the upcoming season 12.
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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Ramona Singer and Bethenny Frankel's 'RHONY' Fight Comes to a Heated Head


EOnline.com:
What would The Real Housewives of New York City do without the Berkshires? Dorinda Medley's country home has been the site for so much drama, and this season it's the backdrop to the major blowout between Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer. You knew it was coming, Bethenny warned us all about this fight, but seeing it, well, seeing it is another story. And you can see it in the exclusive sneak peek below.

But before you watch, a brief recap: Ramona brought up Bethenny's "acting" past, which included a topless scene and whether she told her daughter, Bryn, about it or if people were asking Bryn about it since the role was making headlines. This did not sit well with Bethenny, obviously, and the two have been frosty since. At the Berkshires, Ramona apologized to Bethenny and assumed everything was all good. She was wrong.

Bethenny said Ramona wasn't a good friend to her, which prompted Ramona to say "Are you kidding me?" numerous times.

"You came over this summer when Dennis was there and you didn't mention my topless movie then because you wanted to wait until you had an audience to do it. And you know what Ramona? That's the truth and that's not a friend," Bethenny says in the preview above.

Ramona doesn't back down because it's Ramona Singer we're talking about. She goes on to list all the things Bethenny has done on camera when she was trying to make it as an actress, to which Bethenny responds, "Mention it all!" while spreading her legs. The conversation then turns to earning al living and making money. According to Ramona, Bethenny dated men for their money. Things take a turn from their and the ladies eventually begin comparing their alcohol sales.
"I had pinot grigio before you did! And I sold 10,000 cases my first year and that's pretty awesome," Ramona says.

"You got into the booze business because of me and you know you did," Bethenny says.
"I drink wine," Ramona retorts.
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Mystery Still Swirls Around Dina Manzo Home Invasion Month After Attack


NBCNewYork.com:
Nearly a month after a former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star and her millionaire boyfriend were victimized in a brutal weekend home invasion that left both traumatized and with facial injuries, sources familiar with the probe tell NBC 4 New York investigators don't appear much closer to making an arrest. 

The investigation into the May 13 attack on Dina Manzo, 46, and David Cantin, 37, in Holmdel remains active and ongoing, the sources said.

The couple had walked into their home that Saturday night to find two masked robbers already inside, according to sources and law enforcement officials. 

The attackers rushed toward them, beating the man with a baseball bat and punching the woman, sources said. The couple was then bound together in the home. The robbers went through the house and stole cash and jewelry before fleeing, prosecutors said. Both victims were treated for facial injures, but were otherwise expected to be physically OK, officials said. 

"Dina and David are obviously shaken up from the traumatic and violent home invasion and robbery," the pair's attorney Andrew Brettler said in a statement shortly after the attack. "No one should ever have to go through what they did. They are grateful to law enforcement and the other emergency responders and appreciate everyone’s concern and well-wishes."

It wasn't the first home invasion at the home; the previous owners were also targeted. Neighbors said they were concerned they too could become victims.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Bethenny Frankel Dishes on Dating Celebs & New Business Ventures



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Peggy Sulahian Joins 'Real Housewives Of Orange County


Bustle.com:
Happy Monday! Bravo has released a trailer for The Real Housewives of Orange County, and this new season looks pretty epic, if you ask me. We see the return of the much-beloved OG of the series, Vicki Gunvalson, Bravo's longest-running Real Housewives star. But proving the new season really will be a historic one, Season 12 will also see the introduction of the 100th Real Housewife, Peggy Sulahian. But besides being the first housewife in the triple digits count, what else do we know about Peggy? 

Well, for starters, she isn't terribly active on social media. Although she has an unverified Instagram account, up until a few days ago, she hadn't been posting very often. Plus, Peggy does not appear to have a Twitter account. There was a fake account with her name which had reportedly been throwing some shade at fellow RHOC star Shannon Beador, but the account is now suspended.

Peggy recently made the "difficult decision" to undergo a double mastectomy after doctors found a lump in one of her breasts. She's preparing for reconstructive surgery, and as Bravo notes, "she wastes no time inserting herself into the drama" in this new season of RHOC. 

Indeed, check out Peggy feuding with Meghan King Edmonds and Kelly Dodd in the trailer. If she keeps giving us quotes like "It sure doesn't suck to me, now does it?" and "I'll make you look like a fool," then I'm sure she'll be a fan favorite.

Oh, and if you happen to have noticed that there are a ton of photos of cars in Peggy's unverified Instagram feed, there's a good reason for it. According to International Business Times, her husband Diko is a "custom wheel tycoon" — whatever that means.
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Would Brandi Glanville Ever Return to "Real Housewives"?



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'Real Housewives of Orange County' Trailer for Season 12 Is Here



Refinery29.com:
This summer, the Housewives are out in full force. That's because the 12th season of The Real Housewives Of Orange County returns to Bravo on July 10th. At this point, you might think you know exactly what to expect from the reality show — and you'd be right! A sneak peek of the upcoming California-based season of the series has been released, and it's filled to the brim with insults, tears, and copious drinking that fuels the drama we can't stop watching.
The trailer begins with some of the choice insults from the season ahead overtop a tranquil beach scene.
"You're despicable. I will never, ever speak to you again," we hear.
Then, another voice interjects with "If you're gonna talk shit you gotta be able to take shit," and so on and so forth. Finally, the real clips begin, and all our favorite housewives are up to the same antics — until we meet Peggy Sulahian. Peggy is the new Housewife on the block, and is proud to live her life like a "princess."
"My lifestyle is extravagant," she says. "It sure doesn't suck to be me, now does it?"
But before we know it, we're face-to-face with the real drama this season: mommy shaming. But also fat shaming and poor shaming and rich shaming and friend shaming and literally all kinds of shaming that presumably builds until someone is taken into an ambulance in Iceland. How did we get there? Unclear.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Jill Zarin On Return To 'Real Housewives of New York City': "I Kind of Miss the Gossip"


EOnline.com:
To quote Jill Zarin when she arrived on Scary Island, "Surprise!" Yes, the OG Real Housewives of New York City star is back on the Bravo reality series after five seasons for a bullying lunch. Just go with it.

The women of RHONY escape the Berkshires and head right to lunch with Jill, which is basically what happened after the infamous Scary Island trip.

"Jill's always maneuvering. Of course I'm oblivious, I'm just showing up, happy to go to lunch and support the cause, but there's bullying going on in the bullying lunch," Dorinda Medley says about their lunch. They don't say what exactly the bullying lunch is about, but could it be "systematic bullying"? Get it? That's what Kelly Bensimon said happened to her on Scary Island. Anyway…
Dorinda and Luann D'Agostino joined Jill for the lunch and it's there where Jill drops a bombshell that will likely surprise nobody: "I miss it. I'm not going to lie. I kind of miss the gossip."

The gossip Jill is referring to is the "knockdown drag out" Berkshires blowout between Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer that started at the end of the Wednesday, May 31 episode. Just look at Jill's face when they talk about the fight. It's perfect. Luann then shared everything Ramona was saying about Tom D'Agostino and his many gal pals.
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Monique Samuels Plans to Make a Difference in the World Through Her Foundation


InTouchWeekly.com:
The breakout star of The Real Housewives of Potomac shares her mission in life to make a difference in the world.  

Monique Samuels is more than just a Housewife, she is a mom, wife, entrepreneur, and advocate for change.

The mother-of-two is a boss in every sense of the word. She manages her husband’s multiple businesses, which includes a real estate investment company, business enterprise, and the Chris Samuels Foundation. On top of that, she is also completing her business degree, managing her portfolio of real estate, working on her blog, “Not for Lazy Moms,” which discusses holistic and natural remedies for adults and kids, and touring schools across the country to inspire children to succeed with her B.O.S.S. mentality. 

We caught up with Monique to find out what being B.O.S.S. (beating odds, setting standards) means to her. 


Monique, what drives your passion to make a difference in the world?

MS: My family inspires me every day. I want to serve as a positive role model by working hard to make a difference in the world. My philosophy is that if you can change the mindset, you can change a generation.

What is the mission of your foundation?

MS: If you can perceive it, you will achieve it! The "I’m B.O.S.S. Foundation" is committed to guiding youth and members of the community through establishing mentorship and leadership programs. Many crave the idea of success, fame, and fortune without developing the mentality to be prepared to achieve it. God will never give you more than you can bear, so why not prepare your mind to be ready to receive the blessings he will pour out to you in your due season?
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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Ramona Singer on Jill Zarin's Return to 'RHONY': 'I Don't Want To Talk About Her'


BuddyTV.com:
Jill Zarin, who is set to make her return to The Real Housewives of New York City on Wednesday's episode, has never held back when it comes to her long-standing feuds, especially when it comes to Ramona Singer.

In recent interview, Jill opened up about her current status with Ramona, which she describes as "all fake and phony." She says Ramona isn't happy about her return to RHONYC because she "felt like I stole thunder away from the cast," but Jill denies this and vows to bring out the claws if necessary. 

"So now, gloves are off. I'm done being nice, and no, she will not be at my party this summer. She's not being invited," Jill says of Ramona.

On social media, Jill has also been tweeting her feelings about the current season of RHONYC.
 
While Jill has been vocal about her relationship with Ramona, the latter isn't as expressive. In fact, Ramona would rather not waste her time and energy talking about her enemy.

"I don't even want to talk about her," Ramona told the Daily Dish. "I could care less. I don't really engage with people who are negative. It's bad karma, bad energy. That's the reason why I look so good. I have good energy.
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Teresa Giudice Gushes About Daughter Gia Going to Prom


People.com:
Teresa Giudice love love loves celebrating prom season with her daughter Gia.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star proudly posted photos on Instagram on Thursday of her oldest child, 16, getting ready for the big dance.

“My baby Gia is going to Prom with her Adorable handsome BF Nick! Love them to pieces! Here we go! #Prom2017 #mybabyisgrowingup,” Giudice, 45, captioned one of five pictures.

Also featured in the photo series was her youngest daughter, Audriana, 7.

The mother of four has been enjoying many family celebrations as of late.

In May, Giudice opened the doors to her East Hanover, New Jersey restaurant, Gorga’s Homemade Pasta & Pizza, which is also co-owned and operated by brother Joe Gorga with help from his wife, Melissa Gorga.

That same month, Teresa rang in her 45th birthday with family by her side as she continues to wait for her incarcerated husband Joe to come home.

And in April, the reality star celebrated Gia’s confirmation with a family party.
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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Andy Cohen Says Bethenny and Ramona Need to "Shut Their Mouths" About LuAnn's Wedding



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Kandi Burruss: I Almost Quit ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’


USmagazine.com:
She nearly hit her breaking point. Kandi Burruss spoke exclusively with Us Weekly and explained why her Real Housewives of Atlanta costars Phaedra Parks and Porsha Williams made her consider walking away from the hit Bravo show.

The Grammy-winning songwriter, 41, caught up with Us on Friday, May 26, at NYC’s Hunt & Fish Club, where Marcus Damas, CEO of Fueled by Culture, presented her with the Fortune Insider Award.

“During season 9, I was feeling like I might want to leave because there was so much hate from fans online and I was having trouble because, how do you defend yourself from a lie?” Burruss said. “How do you defend yourself from something that never happened?”

The “Don’t Think I’m Not” singer is referring to the fourth and final part of RHOA’s season 9 reunion, in which Parks, 43, admitted to telling her bestie Williams, 35, that her ex-BFF Burruss and Burruss’ husband, Todd Tucker, had planned on drugging Williams and taking her home — even though it wasn’t true. For her part, Parks apologized to both Burruss and Williams during the reunion, acknowledging that she "shouldn't have repeated it."
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Friday, June 2, 2017

Bethenny Frankel Breaks Down over 'Torturous' Divorce: 'I Don't Know Why I'm Being Punished'


People.com:
Another trip to the Berkshires, another “blackout” breakdown by Bethenny Frankel.

On Wednesday’s all-new Real Housewives of New York City, the 46-year-old Skinnygirl mogul was brought to tears when discussing her “torturous” divorce from ex-husband Jason Hoppy.

The moment came after Frankel — and fellow Housewives Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill, Dorinda Medley and Tinsley Mortimer — confronted Luann D’Agostino about her upcoming wedding to Tom D’Agostino, Jr. amid new allegations of infidelity they had heard about her husband-to-be.

“I don’t want to hear this bulls— anymore. I’m done,” Luann told the girls in response. “I’m not going to change [a 50-year-old man] from who he was. I don’t have to explain myself.”

“I wouldn’t walk down that aisle unless it was 100 percent — this is real,” she continued — bringing up the makeout Tom engaged in at the Regency Hotel the day before their Palm Beach engagement party, which almost derailed their relationship. “Did he make a mistake? Yes. Am I confident that isn’t going to happen again? Absolutely. Tom and I are confident in who we are and we trust each other. And that’s all that matters to us. I’m a grown woman — I know what I’m doing.”

But that’s not what set Frankel off. No, it was later in the evening when Luann gave advice about finding love — suggesting women go with their heart, gut and instinct instead of trying to find a man that meets their criteria.

“Luann, my heart and gut and instinct got me in the toilet bowl,” Frankel said, reflecting on Hoppy and their contentious divorce battle. “The worst situation of my entire life. I’m literally in a dungeon and torture chamber, and that is because I just went with my heart and my gut and could never have imagined what happened. That is real.”
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'I Survived!' Meghan King Edmonds Confirms 'RHOC' Return


RadarOnline.com:
Meghan King Edmonds finally confirmed that she’s returning to season 12 of The Real Housewives of Orange County — but RadarOnline.com first revealed the news back in May!

“I’m back on #RHOC season 12 with two new additions!” the reality star captioned of a photo of her new title shots.

“Welcome Baby Aspen and @therealgirlygirl and of course my boyfriend @jimedmonds15!” she joked. “I am still in shock that I survived season 12 with an infant and a puppy.”

Edmonds, 32, revealed on the season 11 finale that she wanted to move to St. Louis permanently, saying: “If this is the kind of example my child has to look forward to in the O.C., I don’t know if I want to be around for that.”

She quickly moved back to Missouri after wrapping the reunion, and gave birth to Aspen in her hometown.

But, she quickly returned to become a “friend of the Housewives,” a source told Radar.

“Meghan started off as being a friend or a guest on the show for this upcoming season. She was really wanting to focus on her family,” the insider explained. “Producers had already written Meghan and her family out of the show, so she had to really plead and show them she wanted to return badly.”

Ultimately, Bravo changed their mind on her.

“Negotiations fell through with production on with a potential new cast member, so they were able to make room for Meghan,” the insider said. “She was the last person to get an offer to return to the full-time cast.”

“Producers felt that bringing her back full time could be good for her and good for ratings,” the source added.
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