Monday, September 25, 2017

Luann de Lesseps is Back in the Studio


PageSix.com:
Ladies and gentleman, the former Countess has arrived — to the studio, that is.

Newly single Luann de Lesseps documented her latest trip to the recording studio Thursday, a month after pulling the plug on her seven-month marriage to Tom D’Agostino.

The “Real Housewives of New York” star, who dropped the memorable singles  “Money Can’t Buy You Class” and “Chic, C’est La Vie,” teased new music following the split.

“I want to pour my heart into music again, and I’ve been working on a book about resilience, about how I bounce back no matter what life throws at me,” De Lesseps, 52, told People. “I don’t regret this marriage. I have learned from it.”

De Lesseps filed for divorce in August amid allegations of D’Agostino’s infidelity. The Bravo personality remains adamant he was faithful during their union.

“He’s a flirty guy, he’s a social guy, and I think people take that the wrong way sometimes. But it’s not a good look,” De Lesseps said recently on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.”
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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Teresa Giudice Is Not Running For New Jersey Governor


Gossip.com:
Teresa Giudice is not running for governor of New Jersey, despite a ridiculous report. This sensational claim is nothing but fake news. Gossip Cop confirms with a lawyer for the star that she has no intention of entering the political race.

But the disreputable blog Naughty Gossip is falsely announcing, “Teresa Giudice Running For New Jersey Governor.” According to the dubious site, “Real Housewife, Teresa Giudice, isn’t happy just being a reality star. Now the New Jersey girl is getting advice that she should run for governor.” Purported “sources” are quoted as saying, “Teresa couldn’t do a worse job than Chris Christie. At first it was suggested that she run for governor as a press stunt but now she is really thinking about it.”

The outlet’s supposed “sources” go on to assert, “She has a massive social media following to get her message out and she has a lot of good ideas about how to help her state. Plus, she isn’t going to be shutting down any access to bridges. It’s about time real people took back political power and after her stay in jail, Teresa isn’t frightened of anyone.”

Christie’s term as governor is set to expire in January of 2018, and the state election for his replacement will be held this November. And while, as a longtime New Jersey resident, Giudice is eligible to throw her hat into the ring, she absolutely will not be doing so. Her attorney, James J. Leonard Jr., exclusively tells Gossip Cop, “It’s embarrassing that someone would even suggest this and even worse that someone would actually write it. Teresa is not running for governor. Period.”
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Are Tamra Judge and Heather Dubrow "Back in Touch"?



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Saturday, September 23, 2017

D'Andra Simmons Regrets Wearing This Outfit on 'RHOD' "I’m Like What the Hell Was I Thinking?"


BravoTV.com:
We're only a few episodes into D'Andra Simmons' first season on The Real Housewives of Dallas and the newbie is already cringing at her time onscreen. Specifically, she wishes she hadn't worn a certain outfit on the show.

D'Andra recently revealed her biggest fashion regret of the season to PEOPLE: the outfit she wore when she had an emotional conversation with her stepson Keatin when he shared that he wanted to leave their home in Dallas to return to South Carolina (clip above). “I was wearing my sweater inside out from Anthropologie. I had a bandana on my head," she said. "I’m like what the hell was I thinking? I think it was my first week of filming. I learned after that.”

But D'Andra isn't one to dwell on the past too much. She's moving forward in helping her mother, Dee Simmons, run the family business, although it's unclear when D'Andra will be able to take the reigns herself. D'Andra recently moved the empire to "a newer, more contemporary building," '90s relics and all, according to PEOPLE. 

D'Andra's closet is full of finds from the past and present, including an enviable collection of Oscar de la Renta pieces.
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Melissa Gorga Facing Heat Over Her Limited Clothing Sizes for Envy By MG


BlastingNews.com:
Last year on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” fans saw how Melissa opened the store with a business partner. The business partner kept giving Melissa advice that she didn't really want and when the show wrapped, the business partner decided to leave the store behind. She took all the inventory with her to start a new business.

The store is back in action

After some financial struggles, Melissa built herself back up, and she's ready to start selling again. As the trailer for the new season aired on Bravo, Melissa started marketing her new products for her store and fans were not impressed.

The pieces themselves were beautiful, but the sizes were limited. One person pointed out that Melissa should've stuck with her business partner, as the sizes she's currently offering are very limited.

Not everyone is a size 2.

"I agree on w your previous business partner - you need to have apparel that fits more than a size 2. There's a lot of women you're not targeting. And I'm not talking plus sizes. Just normal sizes," one fan wrote.

Another fan directly told her that she was wrong in just sharing limited sizes and that she was cutting out a huge part of her demographic, essentially losing money because she didn't suit everyone in her audience.

About the brand or the money?

One can imagine that Melissa Gorga wants to do well with her business, but perhaps she's just trying to target people who are a specific size. The fan pointed out that she didn't mean plus size when she talked about offering up different sizes, but rather any size above a size 2, such as a size 10, 12, or even 16. It's clear that Melissa wants to specific look for her brand and it sounds like many people are being left out in the cold because of the specific vision.

Based on Melissa's experiences last year with a business partner, it doesn't sound like she's ready to take on another partner. Maybe she will listen to her fans as they are willing to buy clothing that would fit them.
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Lydia McLaughlin and Shannon Beador Go Head to Head



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Kandi Burruss Lands First ESSENCE Cover


ESSENCE.com:
Kandi Burruss has been working for 25 years. No, let's rephrase that: Kandi Burruss has been beasting the game for almost three decades. 

While Generation X may know the 41-year-old for her role on Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA), she's established a career as a chart-topping R&B singer, lucrative songwriter and successful entrepreneur. But despite her many accomplishments, she is humble as pie about her first ever ESSENCE cover.

"I don't ever want to feel like I've made it," she told ESSENCE. "When people feel like they've made it, they're on the first step to falling off."

With the highs of success, have come lows —two brought on very publicly by women close to her. The first came from fellow Xscape member, Tamika Scott who shared a nasty rumor on the radio about Burruss sleeping her way to success. They've since reconciled and toured together, making one of their first concert stops at the ESSENCE Festival last July.

The second upset was between fellow RHOA co-star, Phaedra Parks. On the show Parks alleged that Burruss was planning on drugging and raping co-star Porsha Williams— an insane lie.

"I honestly had a lot of times when I just cried," she said. "There were moments when I wanted to say, 'You know what? I'm done with this!' I was vindicated in front of millions, which helped me feel comfortable again."
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

D’Andra Simmons’ Talks Diamonds, Designer Gowns and Twitter Feuds Between 'RHOD' Castmates


People.com:
Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Dallas may just be getting started, but new housewife D’Andra Simmons has already established herself as having one of the best wardrobes of any Real Housewife in history (OK, maybe tied with Lisa Vanderpump). From her closet full of high-end designer gowns to her blinding collection of jewelry, the Dallas native’s style follows the age old saying, “everything’s bigger in Texas.”

Turns out, her impeccable wardrobe is thanks to flawless taste and her background in fashion — before transitioning into a business woman with her own beauty empire, she worked at Saks Fifth Avenue under Rose Marie Bravo (who later ran Burberry). During our conversation with Bravo’s breakout star, we learned so many fascinating fashion tidbits like this, that we’re sharing all the secrets to her stellar style, below.

She had a personal connection to Oscar de la Renta.

In the episode where D’Andra cleaned out her closet, eagle-eye viewers may have noticed the shocking number of Oscar de la Renta pieces she owned. “Before my husband, I was engaged to Oscar de la Renta’s godson and so I have a ton of Oscar de la Renta in my closet,” she tells PeopleStyle. “I’m not getting rid of the things [created] before he passed away.”

Her closet is the size of a small home.

Since she owns so many designer pieces, her closet is massive. “Literally I can probably have a 10 person slumber party in there,” she says about the size of her closet. “What happened was when we moved into this house, which I built for myself as a single woman from the ground up, this person who designed my closet was a giant. She’s 6’2″ and I’m tiny so I’m always on a step stool and I can’t get to anything.”

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Phaedra Parks Doesn't Appear To Be Returning To 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'


USmagazine.com:
Is she back? Phaedra Parks parted ways with The Real Housewives of Atlanta after the shocking reunion episode that aired on May 7, but a source has confirmed to Us Weekly that reports that she is asking to come back for season 10 of Bravo’s hit show are false.
A source told Us that the rumors are “not true" and also confirmed that she hasn’t filmed anything for the tenth season — so far.

“Phaedra has been talking to some of the women of RHOA again but has not filmed any scenes so far,” another source told Us. “They are still filming so anything could happen and there is room for a cameo but she has not returned and obviously still isn’t part of the cast.”

Bravo premiered the new trailer for the upcoming season on Tuesday, September 19, and Parks is noticeably absent from the clips. In one scene, Kim Zolciak and Porsha Williams are holding hands and Williams asks her, “Are you my new Frack?” since Williams and Parks used to be referred to as "Frick and Frack."
As Us Weekly previously reported, the 43-year-old attorney wasn't asked to return after starring on seven seasons of the hit reality show. “Phaedra is not coming back as of now,” a source told Us in May. “Bravo is not planning to ask her back.”
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

'Real Housewives of New York City' Cast Thinks Tinsley Mortimer’s Boyfriend is Buying Her Way Onto ‘Housewives’


PageSix.com:
Some members of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York City” cast are sniping that a series of ads bought by Tinsley Mortimer ’s wealthy new beau have helped her get ahead on the show.

But the network says the scuttlebutt is nonsense and that the ads her boyfriend, Scott Kluth, bought for his Web site CouponCabin.com have nothing to do with Tins staying on the show for a second season.

A Bravo rep called the claims “totally inaccurate in every way.”

After the newest member of the cast was snapped up for a second time, whispers began to circulate among her detractors that Bravo signed her up in part because her techy beau Kluth bought hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of ads during the Bravo show.

One of the ads — which stars the Tins and fellow cast member Carole Radziwill — already ran several times during the final episodes of the season.

In the spots, Radziwill explains to Mortimer how the site works and admires her purchases, enthusing, “This is a nice toilet!”

Sources close to Mortimer say that she was never in danger of being chopped, and that she’s been a hit with fans and the press.
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Real Housewives Of Atlanta Season 10 Trailer



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Monday, September 18, 2017

Lisa Vanderpump Sued Over Luxury Dogwear


HollywoodReporter.com:
Real Housewives star Lisa Vanderpump is in a legal dogfight over a luxury pet clothing line and her Pomeranian Giggy's Instagram account.

Fifi & Romero Boutique owner Yana Syrkin is suing Vanderpump, and her husband, Ken Todd, for allegedly failing to give her brand promised credit in social media posts and using her designs to launch a competing petwear line.

Syrkin says she met the couple at an American Humane Association event in 2012 and they asked about having a custom outfit made for Giggy. Later, they proposed that she create custom outfits for the pooch and only charge them the manufacturing costs in exchange for their promotion of her brand.

Giggy, whose full name is Gigolo and who has his own website, became famous among reality TV fans by appearing in both Housewives and the spinoff Vanderpump Rules.

Over the course of the next two years Giggy would appear on TV, in magazines and across social media in Fifi & Romero clothes and Vanderpump would credit the doggy designer.

Their business relationship escalated in 2015 when they launched a partnership to sell luxury pet clothing under the label Fifi & Romero for Vanderpump Pets, according to the complaint. (The lawsuit notes that agreement is currently the subject of a private arbitration.)
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Caroline Manzo Opens Up About Recent Weight Struggles


Bravo.com:
Caroline Manzo is getting real about her struggles with trying to live a healthier life. The Manzo'd with Children mama opened up about her ups and downs in a candid post on Instagram.

"What you put in your body counts. Exactly One year ago today I was down 30+ pounds by exercising and eating healthy foods that were compatible to my body make up. That meant no pork, no beef, no sugar, no dairy, no bread or rice. It sounds awful but I never felt better or had more energy," she shared. "Fast forward to January where I unceremoniously fell off the wagon, and just like that the pounds are back. Well, here we go again. I refuse to let poor eating habits take my energy and confidence away. Back on the wagon we go, three pounds down. Wish me luck."

Caroline took fans inside her journey to getting healthier in 2016, noting that following a health scare and a foot injury, it was time to put herself first.

"I have to lose the weight that I put on because I'm only 5'1" and I was 154 pounds. That's 40 pounds overweight. That, number one, because it affects everything, your blood pressure, your sugar, things like that. I just felt awful. I just felt terrible," she told The Daily Dish last year. "So now that I'm back on my feet, I have to lose the weight that I gained."
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sonja Morgan on Luann de Lesseps and Tom D'Agostino's Divorce: He's 'Not A Marriage Guy'


People.com:
Count Sonja Morgan as another person who wasn’t surprised by Luann de Lesseps and Tom D’Agostino’s divorce.

The Real Housewives of New York star, who previously dated D’Agostino, revealed that the businessman is not the marrying type.

“He was my party friend,” Morgan, 53, explained to Us Weekly at the Unitas Gala Against Human Trafficking on Tuesday, September 12, at Capitale. “You party with him, he takes your friends out. He's the guy buying, not a marriage guy, I didn't think.”

“He was my drinking partner on the down low bro, now he's marrying my girlfriends,” she added. But according to Morgan, her Bravo castmate Dorinda Medley thought the Countess and D’Agostino were a good match.

“To Dorinda I said, 'Really?' And she said, 'Oh they're two very similar people. It's perfect.' But I never thought of a guy, I think of a guy that you marry that you cook dinner at home most nights, you go to bed early and then you have big parties once in a while, not a party every night,” Morgan explained.

De Lesseps is doing well despite her divorce, says Morgan. “It’s amazing, that girl bounces. She is so resilient and she puts on a proud face and moved on already, I guess. We're going to have to get into that a little more next season.”
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Yolanda Hadid Explains How She Found Out She Had Lyme Disease



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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Tinsley Mortimer Apologizes to Ex-Husband on RHONY Reunion



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NeNe Leakes Says Jennifer Lawrence Doesn't Hire or Fire 'The Real Housewives'


TMZ.com:
NeNe Leakes isn't afraid of Jennifer Lawrence giving her two cents on who should be fired from 'Housewives' ... in fact, she says when it comes to Atlanta, the actress has no pull at all.

You'll remember -- Andy Cohen told us Lawrence is an enthusiast of the popular show -- even advising him on who to fire. However, when we spoke to NeNe at LAX Thursday she made one thing clear, J Law certainly isn't calling any employment shots.

Leakes didn't totally turn the cold shoulder on Jennifer though -- saying she'd be open to the possibility of working with her in Hollywood one day -- just don't ask her what her favorite Lawrence movie is.

The shade ...
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Tamra Judge Slams Her Co-Stars for Questioning Eddie Judge's Sexuality


EOnline.com:
Tamra Judge is sticking up for her man and marriage.

On Monday night's Real Housewives of Orange County, accusations resurfaced that Eddie Judge may be gay.

In fact, it was the talk of Vicki Gunvalson's party as Gretchen Rossi, Lizzie Rovsek and Kelly Dodd gathered around their co-star to fuel the rumors once again.

"I don't want to know this. I don't want to know this. I don't want information in my brain that validates what was told to me. I don't want to know this," Vicki shared in her confessional. "Tell me more!"

As soon as the episode aired on the East Coast, Tamra set the record straight on Instagram while calling out some of her co-stars.

"How staged and wrong was that? The worst acting I've ever seen. They are nothing but homophobic bullies that think it's okay to try and out a straight man hoping to humiliate him," Tamra wrote to her followers. "Well guess what it didn't work! It's not the 1920's and being gay is not something to be ashamed of or mocked. You should all be ashamed of yourself. Vicki was 100% behind this and I hope she loses her job just like Phaedra [Parks]."

Soon after, Gretchen discovered the post and decided to defend herself and her friends with her own statement.

"Talk about reaching, this post takes the cake even for Tamra. Some of my dearest & best friends are part of the LGBTQ community...I am not homophobic in any way! No one was trying to 'out' anyone," she explained. "By the reaction on all our faces no one could have anticipated what Ricky was going to say when asked if he knew if Eddie was gay (which I only asked him because I knew he had been best friends with Tamra for 13 plus years and if anyone he might know)."
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ABC Developing Drama Inspired by Life of Kyle Richards


Variety.com:
ABC is developing a drama series inspired by the life of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards, Variety has learned.

Titled “Glass Houses,” the potential series would follow the financially overextended Anisa Shattenkirk-Glass as she launches her own company to challenge her former employer and mother-in-law Dahlia for control of the L.A. real estate market, all while trying to court and please L.A.’s most lucrative and elite clients.

Universal Television will produce in association with NBCUniversal International Studios and Working Title. “The Good Wife” writer and executive producer Leonard Dick will write and executive produce “Glass Houses.” Richards will also executive produce along with Working Title’s Andrew Stearn, Tim Bevan, and Eric Fellner.

Richards and Working Title are repped by UTA. Dick is repped by WME.

Richards has been a main cast member on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” since its first season along with her sister, Kim. She was also a contestant on “The New Celebrity Apprentice” when Arnold Schwarzenegger took over hosting duties from now-President Donald Trump. Prior to “Real Housewives,” Richards appeared in multiple film and television projects, most notably in a recurring role on “Little House on the Prairie.” Her other television credits include parts on “Fantasy Island,” “Love Boat: The Next Wave,” “ER,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” and “7th Heaven.” On the film side, she has appeared in the original “Halloween,” “The Watcher in the Woods,” and “National Lampoon’s Pledge This.”

This is the latest TV project to be based on Richards’ life. The upcoming drama “American Woman” will also be based on Richards. That project stars Alicia Silverstone and Mena Suvari. Set amid the sexual revolution and the rise of second-wave feminism, “American Woman” follows Bonnie (Silverstone), an unconventional mother struggling to raise her two daughters (Makenna James and Lia Ryan McHugh) after leaving her husband. With the help of her two best friends, Kathleen (Suvari) and Diana (Jennifer Bartels), these three women will each discover their own brand of independence in a world reluctant to give it. The series landed a 12-episode order for its first season.
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bethenny Frankel to Undergo Skin Cancer Removal Surgery


People.com:
A growth on Bethenny Frankel‘s face has been diagnosed as basal cell carcinoma.

Last month, a source confirmed to PEOPLE that the Real Housewives of New York City star was being tested for skin cancer after she “had a growth removed” below her eye. Now, the Skinnygirl mogul will undergo surgery to remove the the skin cancer.

“I had a growth on my face that was enlarging. I guessed it to be a basal cell carcinoma and had it lanced and removed,” Frankel, 46, tells PEOPLE. “The doctor confirmed it is indeed basal cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer, and says while it is cancer, I am lucky to have it removed — so it won’t affect my overall health.”

“I am now scheduled to undergo Mohs surgery to remove the cancer, followed immediately by plastic surgery to remove any scarring,” she shares.

In light of her diagnosis, Frankel implores everyone to be diligent about protecting their skin from the sun.

“I am extremely lucky to have caught it in time, and it just goes to show you have to know your body and be very aware of any changes. This was a sharp reminder why it is so important that I religiously wear large hats to cover my face and reapply sunscreen,” she says. “Always make sure to rub in spray-on sunscreen on your kids — spraying it on by itself doesn’t cover them enough. Apply it thoroughly every two hours and check the expiration dates as sunscreen does expire; and sit in the shade whenever possible.”

“I love to swim in the ocean and go to the beach, but this is a reminder that the sun is not your friend,” she adds.
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Yolanda Hadid Talks New Book and Reveals How Ex-Husband David Foster Supported Her During Lyme Disease Battle



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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Teresa Giudice's Husband Joe Challenges Prison Ruling


FOXNews.com:
The husband of a "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star says prison officials are improperly preventing him from entering an alcohol-treatment program.

Joe Giudice made the claim in a court filing Friday. He says authorities at Fort Dix are using a detainer placed on him by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials as a reason to exclude him from the prison's treatment program.

The Bureau of Prisons' website notes that inmates can't join the program if a detainer prevents completion of the community treatment aspect.

The husband of reality star Teresa Giudice was recommended for the program after his and his wife's 2014 sentencing for bankruptcy fraud. It would have helped Joe Giudice reduce his prison sentence by up to one year.

Teresa Giudice completed a 15-month sentence in 2015.
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Lisa Hochstein Faces Backlash for Tone-Deaf Irma Post


PageSix.com:
Did Lisa Hochstein learn nothing from Louise Linton’s Instagram fail?

The “Real Housewives of Miami” star is facing a storm of criticism after posting a picture of her family grinning in front of a private jet before they escaped from Hurricane Irma.

The tone-deaf shot of Hochstein with her surgeon hubby, Lenny, their son, Logan, 2, and two dogs received a swift backlash from locals.

“What’s up with all of the private jet photos,” Nathan Lieberman, son of South Beach Hotel Group’s Alan and Diane Lieberman, asked on Facebook. “Bragging about how you are leaving a life-threatening situation when some people can’t afford to leave. Who are you people?”

Meanwhile, a Twitter user wrote, “I get evacuating. I don’t however understand their need to be vapid a–holes.”

The debacle has echoes of the one in August when Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, posted a shot of herself getting off a government jet and boasted about her designer accessories.

But while Linton apologized, Hochstein was unrepentant and posted a response to “all of these ignorant people leaving nasty comments.”

“Although it’s none of your damn business, we were not the only ones in this plane,” she spat, perhaps missing the point. “Every seat was occupied and my son had to sit in my lap. EVERYONE IS POSTING ON [social media] about how they escaped! This happens to be mine and I don’t need to apologize or hide to ANYONE ABOUT HOW WE DO SO.”
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lydia McLaughlin's Son Is Worried About Her Competing in a Spartan Race



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Lisa Rinna 'So Proud' To See Daughter's Runway Debut At NYFW


TheDailyBeast.com:
On Monday morning, under the glittering chandeliers and spotlights of the Plaza Hotel’s Grand Ballroom Lisa Rinna was the proudest momma bear.

Her 16-year-old daughter Amelia Gray Hamlin was making her runway debut, opening and closing Dennis Basso’s New York Fashion Week show, and Rinna, wine-glass smashing star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and today dressed all in white and silver, filmed on her mobile phone every moment and movement of her daughter’s appearances.

The last of those saw her daughter close out the show on the arm of Basso himself—with Rinna sporting a huge, proud smile on her face. It's a far cry from the not-to-be-messed with 'housewife' who can be spiky and angry when crossed. 

Most memorably, when a fellow cast member threatened to dish on some unspecified scandal involving her husband, Rinna smashed a wine glass on a table. 

After the Basso show, the star, who was accompanied by husband Harry Hamlin and fellow model daughter Delilah, told the Daily Beast of Amelia’s appearance: “She was so amazing. She’s so beautiful, we’re so proud. I’m speechless. She rocked it. It is such proud moment. We were in tears. I am overjoyed with pride: to see her open close and then come out with Dennis… I mean what an amazing moment.”

Rinna had bought Amelia to her first fashion show, a Dennis Basso show, when she was 13, she told the Daily Beast. “She saw it. She started to cry she was moved by it so much,” Rinna said. “She said, ‘I want to be a model.’ Rinna paused. “Amazing. What a fabulous day.” 

Basso’s show featured 69 looks, all shamelessly luxe and dreamy; from a hand-embroidered and draped Georgette strapless gown to a glittery, sparkly, don’t-breathe-out tight mini-dress. There was fur—like green sheared mink paired with a hand embroidery paneled coat, and a cream mink and fox cape with pleated chiffon gown. There were jewel and desert tones and a lot of hand beading. And even more fur.
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Monday, September 11, 2017

'RHONJ' Cast Wants 'Racist' Danielle Staub Edited Out of New Season



TMZ.com:
Some of the 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' want Danielle Staub edited out of the new season because they just found out about a racist rant she went on years ago ... TMZ has learned.

Cast members are demanding a meeting with producers after someone on the crew pointed out the audio footage existed. The audio recording is reportedly from a fight Danielle had with an ex-bf in 2015. She can be heard calling him a "stupid f***ing Mexican." She also dropped the n-word several times. 

Danielle was not on 'RHONJ' at the time of that recording ... she left after season 2. But here's the dilemma -- she's back now for season 8, which has already wrapped, and we're told she has an enormous amount of airtime. Cutting around her would be no simple task for producers. 

Still, now that they know about Danielle's rant ... we're told several cast members are disgusted they shot scenes with her. They're worried it will hurt their reputations and the show's ratings.
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Dorit Kemsley: Don’t Blame ‘Housewives’ for Divorce


PageSix.com:
Even though many marriages have crumbled in front of Bravo cameras, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Dorit Kemsley says her and her husband are going strong.

“I can only speak from my own personal experience and I can say that the show is never going to be the catalyst to breaking up a marriage,” she told Page Six. “If a marriage is strong enough and [a couple is] supposed to be together then you’ll live through everything.”

“I don’t think there’s any danger of PK and I separating because of the show,” she added while chatting about her husband, Paul Kemsley, at a party celebrating her Bella Magazine cover at Manhattan’s Attic Rooftop on Wednesday.

However, some couples who have been brought into the Bravo spotlight can’t say the same. Most recently, steady cheating rumors led to “Real Housewives of New York” star Luann de Lesseps’ divorce after only seven months of being hitched.

During Dorit’s first season on the show, the couple, who married in 2015, found themselves in the middle of the show’s main story line, when PK was accused of glaring up the skirt of Erika Girardi, sparking what became known as “pantygate.”
Kemsley noted that this time around, he’ll be on better behavior.
“He’s probably going to take a back seat in some regard,” she said about the show’s upcoming season. “But I think when it comes to defending his wife, he’s always going to be front and center.”
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Sunday, September 10, 2017

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Dolores Catania Details Daughter’s Hurricane Irma Ordeal


PageSix.com:
As Hurricane Irma continues its path of destruction, “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Dolores Catania is counting her blessings that daughter Gabrielle made it safely through the catastrophic storm while in veterinary school on St. Kitts.

“To Gabby’s credit, she’s a scrapper, she’s a farm girl. She rides horses, she delivers cows, that’s what she did in undergrad — Gabby is a tough chick,” the Bravo personality told Page Six Friday of her only daughter, who is studying at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the Caribbean island.

As the deadly hurricane thrashed through the waters earlier this week, Catania and her ex-husband, Frank, wanted to bring Gabrielle home. Unfortunately, the airport had already been shut down.

“Then the panic set in and I didn’t sleep for two days,” Catania recalled. “There’s nothing you can do, Mother Nature is going to take its course. We couldn’t get to her, so we had nothing left but to pray at that point.”

She said her biggest concern was whether her daughter’s building could handle the strength of the hurricane. According to the university’s website, student housing is located on the east side of the campus by the Caribbean Sea.
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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Shannon Beador’s Husband David Admits Wishing ‘Things Were a Lot Better’ a Year After Their Vow Renewal


People.com:
Shannon and David Beador are having a much-needed heart-to-heart about their marriage.

Last year, the 53-year-old Real Housewives of Orange County star celebrated her birthday with a surprise party and vow renewal ceremony thrown by her husband David at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe – where the couple originally said “I do” 16 years prior and where David had first proposed to her on her birthday.

The renewal was an emotional event, which followed the work the couple put into repairing their marriage in the wake of David’s affair.

“Last year on my birthday my husband gave me the greatest gift of all — something that I didn’t think would ever happen in our relationship,” Shannon says in a preview of Monday’s upcoming RHOC episode, referencing their 2016 vow renewal.

But a year later, it appears the couple, who shares daughters Sophie, Stella and Adeline, still has a ways to go in strengthening their relationship.

“So where do you think we stand a year later?” Shannon asks David while at home on the couch.

“To be honest, I wish things were a little bit better with us — a lot better with us,” he candidly tells her. “I think the last six months have been very stressful for you and I don’t do well when you’re very stressed ’cause I essentially pull away when you’re stressed.”

“Yeah, I’m stressed about Vicki because I didn’t know how her allegation, if it was going to come out and how it would be received,” she admits to him.
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Camille Grammer Hangs Out with Season 8 Cast of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' at NYFW...Is She Coming Back?


TooFab.com:
Camille Grammer was flanked by the entire Season 8 cast of Bravo's "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" on Thursday at the Malan Breton runway show during New York Fashion Week, reigniting speculation she's returning to the show.

Bravo nor the reality star herself would confirm whether she's returning as a full-time or recurring cast member, but Grammer and her daughter Mason spoke with TooFab about having the "RHOBH" cast in the house for the runway moment.

"I can't say too much. I was thrilled to have the girls there, to be there to support Mason and they were fantastic," Camille told TooFab. "It was so much support and love for Mason from Lisa Rinna, Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle, all of the ladies. I don't think they've ever seen Mason in this capacity walking the runway. Kyle said she was tearing up because you know, when we first started this whole journey 8 years ago, Mason was just a young girl."

"I was so glad that the cast of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' was there to support me," Mason added. "Lisa Rinna was super supportive of me, I'm so thankful to her, and Lisa Vanderpump and everyone was so supportive and I was very happy that they came."

When asked about the positive Twitter reaction to photos of Camille alongside Vanderpump, Rinna, Kyle Richards, Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley and Teddi Jo Mellencamp, Grammer said "that's always good to hear."
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Friday, September 8, 2017

Tom D’Agostino Gives His Side Luann de Lesseps Split: ‘There Was Real Love Lost'


USmagazine.com:
Tom D’Agostino is struggling in the wake of his split from Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps. "There was real love lost here,” the businessman, 50, told Us Weekly exclusively on Thursday. “I’m saddened and I wish Luann only the best.”

As previously reported, the former couple announced their split on August 3 after nearly seven months of marriage. "It's with great sadness that Tom & I agreed to divorce,” de Lesseps, 52, wrote on Twitter at the time. "We care for each other very much, hope you respect our privacy during this sad time!”

Prior to their separation, D’Agostino told Us Weekly exclusively that the couple, who married on December 31 in Palm Beach, were working on their problems. "There is a lot of love here,” he said on July 17, amid rumors the couple were headed for a split. “We want it to succeed.”

Although de Lesseps has stayed relatively mum on the matter since announcing the divorce, she took to Instagram on Monday, September 4, to let her followers know she is doing well. “It matters not how straight the gate, I am the captain of my…?” she captioned a photo of herself steering a boat. “#i #am #Happy #captain #end #of #summer.”

Shortly after, she shared another photo in which she smiled on the boat. “Goodbye summer ☀️ you were a warm friend and here just when I needed you most 💛,” she wrote. "#seeyounextyear #thankful #summer.”

The businessman opened up to E! News on Wednesday, September 6, hinting that the Bravo show may have had a part in their split. "I fell in love, got married quickly and am very sad that two people in love are not together," he said. "The publicized reasons for the divorce make for a great Reality TV story line. I wish Luann much happiness and love."
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Vicki Gunvalson Asks Tamra Judge to Meet With Her One on One



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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Ramona Singer and Dorinda Medley Tell How Luann de Lesseps' Coping Amid Divorce



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Danielle Staub: There Wouldn't Be 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Without Me and Teresa Giudice


EOnline.com:
That's right, Danielle Staub is back, bitches. The woman dubbed "prostitution whore" by Teresa Giudice is back for The Real Housewives of New Jersey season eight and she made a surprise appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen and brought a sneak peek at her return to the Garden State series with her.

"I'm going to give her a chance," Teresa said in the sneak peek. "But I am a little bit more cautious."

Danielle and Teresa made amends over yoga following Teresa's release from prison and documented their reunion on social media.

"Am I the only one who thinks she's crazy and this could be a problem? I don't know," Dolores Catania said in the preview of the premiere.


In the preview above, the ladies are having brunch and discuss everybody's favorite Posche owner, Kim D.

"Kim D? I haven't seen her since she had me set up to have my hair ripped out of my head," Danielle said to Melissa Gorga and the other RHONJ ladies. The Kim D bashing does not sit well with Siggy Flicker. And here comes the conflict!

Back in the WWHL clubhouse, host Andy Cohen admitted he was surprised to see Danielle and Teresa on the same side.

"She is my girl," Danielle said.
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

LeeAnne Locken Shares Her Thoughts On Brandi Redmond and Stephanie Hollman Making Up


BravoTV.com:
Now that Brandi Redmond and Stephanie Hollman are back to being besties, it would seem that all is right with the world once again. But could LeeAnne Locken, who has formed a newfound friendship with Brandi and come at odds again with Stephanie this season, throw a monkey wrench in their plans? 

LeeAnne wants you to know that she would do nothing of the sort. "I truly believed that they were too close not to be friends again," LeeAnne recently told The Daily Dish, adding that she wasn't surprised to see Brandi and Stephanie ultimately resolve their issues. "I said to Brandi over and over, 'Look, whatever happens between you and Stephanie, [if] you and Stephanie reconcile, if you and Stephanie don't reconcile, whatever happens between you and Stephanie is between you and Stephanie, and I'm not a part of that. And I don't want to be a part of that. What I am is your friend. And if you need my support, if you need me to pick you up, if you need me to back you on something, if you need me to go somewhere with you, I'm here to be your friend. My issues with Stephanie are separate from me and you." 

In fact, LeeAnne said that she couldn't stand to see Brandi so upset over her falling out with Stephanie. "I can't tell you how many times we talked over the summer, and she was truly hurt by what was going on between her and Stephanie. And I think when you love someone, it's easy to forget how deeply they hurt you because you want so much for the love to come back," she shared. "But I very clearly remembered the tears and the crying and it broke my heart. And that is the truth. It really did." 

As for those who think LeeAnne did put herself in the middle of Brandi and Stephanie's beef, the RHOD charity maven is not here for it. "That's their opinion. Opinions are like ***holes; everybody's got one. You know what, I didn't. Stephanie can say it until the cows come home, but I'm not between the two of them. I never was. She was. Here's what Stephanie does. She and Cary [Deuber]. They're deflectors. She doesn't want to own that she's injured Brandi, so she's gonna make it my fault. And the reality is, own your sh**. I own mine. They certainly demand that I own mine. So my philosophy is don't make me the villain when you did the deed. I was over here listening to tears. I didn't do anything. And I never told Brandi not to be friends again with Stephanie. That never came out of my mouth. I will state that until I am dead," LeeAnne said. "We're adult women. My friendship with one human has nothing to do with someone else. If people are immature enough to need to blame it on someone else, then that's their own immaturity." 
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Dorit Kemsley Reveals She Originally Said No to ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’


ETOnline.com:
Dorit Kemsley wasn’t interested in becoming a Real Housewife, at least not at first.

“I was very hesitant when they first asked,” she admits in the new issue of BELLA New York. “My husband was all for it and eventually convinced me to give it a shot.”

“It turned out to be nothing that I had expected,” she adds. “But then again, I didn’t know exactly what I was getting into. If I had to describe it, I’d say it was a very bumpy roller coaster ride as well as a great learning experience.”

Dorit covers the September/October issue of BELLA New York, hitting newsstands on Sept. 6. ET has your first look at her high fashion spread.
Inside the glossy, Dorit dishes more on what fans can expect from season eight of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which is currently filming.

“The viewers will get to see a lot more of who I am,” she shares, adding that she will relaunch her eponymous swimwear line by season’s end.

“It’s documented in real-time,” she teases. “You’ll see the complications and the hurdles one goes through in business, along with a glimpse of the finished product. It’s all very exciting and nerve-racking at the same time.”
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Here's What Danielle Staub's Been Up To Since She Last Appeared on 'REal Housewives of New Jersey'


Bravo.com:
Pay attention, puh-lease! Danielle Staub will be returning to The Real Housewives of New Jersey for Season 8. 

Of course, it's been a while since we last saw Danielle around our favorite Garden State ladies when she last appeared on RHONJ in Season 2. Given all of the unforgettable moments that Danielle was a part of in the past (which you can relive above), we can't wait to see her triumphant return to RHONJ. 

And we'll have a lot of catching up to do with Danielle in the new season since it's been seven years since she's hung out with the Housewives. The RHONJ mom has kept quite busy since then, after all. See everything Danielle has been up to, below.

1.  She Made More Music

Shortly after Season 2 of RHONJ, Danielle followed up her iconic debut duet with Lori Michaels, "Real Close," with her first single of her own, "Cry," which was about domestic abuse. "The song is just so full of emotion and victory, and I’m very proud," Danielle told Entertainment Weekly about the single in 2010. Sadly, Danielle didn't release any more songs after "Cry," but now that she's back on RHONJ, perhaps she'll have the music in her once again.

2.  She Returned to TV

After RHONJ, it wouldn't be long before we saw Danielle back on our TV screens. She appeared on the series Famous Food in which she competed with other celebrities, including Heidi Montag and Vincent Pastore, to win a partnership in a restaurant owned by the Dolce Group. Danielle emerged victorious in the competition as one of two winners, the other being Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul. Unfortunately, that eatery, Lemon Basket, closed five months after its opening, but Danielle's hidden restaurateur skills are impressive nonetheless.

3.  She Made an Unforgettable Appearance on WWHL

Andy Cohen invited Danielle back to the Clubhouse in 2013, and the then-RHONJ alum came prepared to spill the tea on everything from Teresa and Joe Giudice's legal issues to her current drama with Jacqueline Laurita to rumors that Melissa Gorga had cheated on her husband Joe Gorga. Here's hoping Danielle pays another visit to Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen again soon.

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Joanna Krupa Talks Finalizing Divorce and Freezing Her Eggs


People.com:
Joanna Krupa has no regrets about freezing her eggs.

In an interview with Life & Style, the former Real Housewives of Miami star, 38, revealed why she’s happy she previously decided to freeze her eggs.

“Thank goodness I froze my eggs,” said Krupa, whose divorce from ex-husband Romain Zago was finalized earlier this month. “I would honestly be freaking out right now if I didn’t.”

The model, who was married to Zago for four years, said she’d ideally like to have one boy and one girl, and believes she made the right choice in freezing her eggs.

“You don’t want to wake up one day and be like, ‘My god, what was I thinking?’ ” she said. “I decided a few years ago to freeze them so I would be safe.”

The reality star opened up to PEOPLE in 2014 about the process, saying, “I don’t want to regret [not doing it] two, three years down the line, when I’m trying to have kids, in case for some reason I’m infertile. I would never forgive myself.”

“I don’t really have any concerns about what could go wrong because I made a decision to do this, and I think it’s a responsible decision this time in my life,” she added.

On Aug. 17, Krupa finalized her divorce to Zago and her attorney, Raymond J. Rafool, confirmed the news to PEOPLE.
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Monday, September 4, 2017

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Jacqueline Laurita Talks Why She Really Left 'Real Housewives of New Jersey'


LifeandStyleMag.com:
Drama, drama, drama! Usually, episodes of Bravo's Real Housewives franchise are full of theatrics, but in Jacqueline Laurita's case, she just wasn't feeling the pressure to deliver. The Real Housewives of New Jersey regular was a staple in Seasons 1-5, but was demoted in Season 6 to a "friend of the Housewives." But it was the fallout from Season 7 that really helped Jacqueline — a mom-of-three — make a concrete decision about her role on the show.

That's why the Franklin Lakes native announced that she won't be coming back for Season 8. "Unfortunately, I will not be returning," she told Entertainment Tonight. "I think the feeling [from the network] is that I no longer have an authentic connection with two of the season’s cast members."

Season 7 saw Jacqueline sever ties with co-stars Teresa Giudice — who has accused her of leaking the Giudice family's criminal activity to the feds — and Melissa Gorga. "I think they feel I no longer fit in with the group," she continued. With Jacqueline on the outs, Bravo allegedly attempted to make a deal with her, claiming that if she brought the drama — "depending on how my story unfolded and if I meshed with the group," the 47-year-old said — she could stay on the payroll.

But Jacqueline admitted she wasn't interested. It was the feeling of having to prove herself (again) that ultimately shaped her decision to part ways with Bravo and the rest of the New Jersey Housewives.

"I just felt that after being on the show for seven years and putting my time and everything into that, to not have a confirmed full-time decision, with that feeling that I had to kind of tryout again, it just didn’t feel right," she confessed.

And for those who might be wondering what role salary played in her decision to leave, Jacqueline revealed money wasn't even a topic of discussion. "No, we didn't even talk money. We didn't even get that far!"
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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Shannon Beador Raced To Hospital For Massive Nosebleed


EOnline.com:

Shannon Beador is recovering from a traumatic incident this afternoon in Orange County.

Shortly before her daughter Sophie was scheduled to take her driver's license test, the Real Housewives of Orange County star discovered that her nose was bleeding.

What came next was a series of events no Beador could have predicted.

"Poor Sophie. I feel horrible for traumatizing her today. Was driving with Sophie to the DMV this afternoon so she could finally get her license and my nose started to bleed," Shannon shared on Instagram from a doctor's office. "Then it started gushing out of my nose, down my throat, and out of my left eye. Sophie had to call 911."


She added, "I was sitting in the DMV parking lot with blood spewing out everywhere. Was in the hospital all afternoon, but everything is ok now. Probably because of the dry weather here."

For those not in Orange County, much of Southern California is experiencing an end of summer heat wave with triple-digit temperatures.

Despite the health scare, Shannon was happy to announce that Sophie did pass her test and officially has her driver's license.
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Siggy Flicker Says She and Dolores Catania Take Things From "a Two to a 10 Plus" This Season


BravoTV.com:
Well it seems Danielle Staub isn't the only one mixing things up in Season 8 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Siggy Flicker, who will be coming back for her second season as a Real Housewife, says fans are about to see a different side of her.

"I am coming back. I couldn't resist," Siggy told The Daily Dish podcast. "There's something about the girls that I truly love. A lot of people are like, 'Why do you love Jersey so much?' Because I like to surround myself with people who love their families. You're talking about Teresa, Melissa, Dolores and myself. We love our children, we love our husbands, we love our families, we love our ex-husbands. Family is really, really important to us, and I love being with them. And I'm with them when the cameras are down."

But it won't be all love and light this season.

"It's going to be a very interesting season. And you're going to see a lot of different sides, especially from me and Dolores. This season we really feel more comfortable with our positions, and we really go for it. So we take it from like a two to a 10 plus."
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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Vicki Gunvalson on Shannon Beador Abuse Claims: ‘I Have Text Messages and Pictures’


People.com:
If there was ever a chance for Vicki Gunvalson to mend her friendship with Shannon Beador, that was pretty much thrown out of the window on Monday’s Real Housewives of Orange County.

The former BFFs have been on the outs in recent seasons, driven by fights over Gunvalson’s part in ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers’ cancer scam and Gunvalson’s shocking claim that Shannon’s husband David has “beat the s— out of [Shannon]” during their marriage.

Those allegations have had particularly damaging effects on Shannon. Though she has vehemently denied their truth at every chance she could — beginning with the moment they were first raised on camera during a group trip to Ireland and then more clearly at the RHOC season 11 reunion — the stress of the false rumors led her to emotionally eat and gain 40 lbs. between seasons.

“I am angry with myself that I let what she put out there affect me,” Shannon said on Monday. “It affected me physically because I just ate more, I didn’t care. I was just a mess. David does a lot of things but he doesn’t beat me.”

But Gunvalson, as it turns out, hasn’t backed down.

The former BFFs have been on the outs in recent seasons, driven by fights over Gunvalson’s part in ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers’ cancer scam and Gunvalson’s shocking claim that Shannon’s husband David has “beat the s— out of [Shannon]” during their marriage.

Those allegations have had particularly damaging effects on Shannon. Though she has vehemently denied their truth at every chance she could — beginning with the moment they were first raised on camera during a group trip to Ireland and then more clearly at the RHOC season 11 reunion — the stress of the false rumors led her to emotionally eat and gain 40 lbs. between seasons.

“I am angry with myself that I let what she put out there affect me,” Shannon said on Monday. “It affected me physically because I just ate more, I didn’t care. I was just a mess. David does a lot of things but he doesn’t beat me.”

But Gunvalson, as it turns out, hasn’t backed down.
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