Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tinsley Mortimer Finds Love with Coupon King Scott Kluth


PageSix.com:
From “High Society” to CouponCabin. Tinsley Mortimer has moved on to another wealthy man after her disastrous relationship in Palm Beach, Fla., we’re told.

Sources tell us that the onetime queen of the socialites is dating coupon king Scott Kluth, founder and CEO of the popular money-saving site CouponCabin.

Mortimer skipped town for Florida after the collapse of her marriage to Topper Mortimer and her TV show “High Society” was axed in 2010. She had been in a tempestuous on-and-off relationship with sugar scion Nico Fanjul since December 2012.

That relationship — which saw Mortimer hospitalized on Christmas Day in 2013 “due to possible battery” — ended for good in April 2016, when Mortimer was arrested for trespassing outside Fanjul’s home.

Now Page Six has learned that Mortimer — who recently moved back to the city to appear on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York City” — has been dating Kluth for several months. Sources close to Mortimer tell us that she is “very happy” and that coupon king Kluth is, in contrast to her ex, “very nice to her.”

The 38-year-old Kluth, whose bargain-hunting empire is based near Chicago, is a Kennedy enthusiast who has an . . . interesting collection of historical artifacts, including the “largest known section of the fence from the grassy knoll, and the gun, badge and jacket of the police officer who arrested Lee Harvey Oswald.” In 2009, Kluth told Crain’s that he’s a “Real Housewives” fan, but added, “If that’s how the other half lives, I don’t want to be in it.”
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Porsha Williams and Kim Zolciak Are Filming Together


RadarOnline.com:
Porsha Williams may have sobbed over Phaedra Parks betrayal on the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion, but in real time, she’s forgotten all about her former best friend — and replaced her with a new one!

Insiders told RadarOnline.com that the 35-year-old Bravo star has been buddying up to returning RHOA queen Kim Zolciak, 39, in recent weeks.

“They are filming together,” a source said, adding that producers are eager to create a new “Frick and Frack,” Williams and Parks’ team nickname.

As Radar readers know, Parks, 43, was caught starting a vicious rumor that nemesis Kandi Burruss, 41, and husband Todd Tucker attempted to drug and rape Williams during a wild night out. Parks told Williams that she heard the story first-hand from Burruss, but later admitted that wasn’t true. In the aftermath, the single mother of two was fired for her behavior, and refusing to speak about her divorce from Apollo Nida on camera.

Meanwhile, execs are also seeking a fresh face to replace Parks on the show, the source added, and have considered T.I.’s estranged wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris, 41.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Yolanda Hadid and David Foster Finally Finalize Divorce


RadarOnline.com:
David Foster and Yolanda Hadid have finally finalized their divorce, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Former RHOBH star Yolanda filed for the split in January 2016. Documents filed in Los Angeles and obtained by Radar show that the couple submitted their final judgment package to the court on May 10.

A mutually signed agreement of who’ll get what, that document still must be approved by a judge. The process can take weeks or even months. (Details of the nature of the settlement were not made public.)
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Gizelle Bryant Speaks On Why She Feels She's A Loyal Friend, Being Perceived As A Trouble Maker & More



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Monday, May 29, 2017

Teresa Giudice To Publish Another Tell-All About ‘Darkest Times’


RadarOnline.com:
Teresa Giudice STILL has more secrets to reveal!

Just one year after releasing her prison tell-all, Turning Tables, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star has announced she’s publishing a second memoir this fall called Standing Strong.

“Writing this particular book has been very emotional and personal for me as I am going to depths that I have never gone to in previous books,” the mother of four said yesterday.

The 45-year-old will discuss single motherhood as her husband Joe serves a three-year prison sentence and faces possible deportation to Italy on fraud charges. (Teresa has completed a year-long sentence on similar charges in December 2015.)

She will also talk about her beloved mother’s death in March 2017.

“She is crushed,” a friend said at the time of the shocking loss.
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Bethenny Frankel on 'RHONY Newbie Tinsley Mortimer: 'F--k That B--ch'


BuddyTV.com:
Not everyone on The Real Housewives of New York City is warming up to newcomer Tinsley Mortimer.  After Tinsley noted that she thinks she's received a chilly reception from co-star Bethenny Frankel on several occasions this season, the Skinnygirl mogul slammed the socialite and defended her behavior.

"F--k that bitch," Bethenny said of Tinsley on Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday. "Here's what it is: This is my real life, this is a reality show, and I meet someone at a party and I say 'Hi, nice to meet you.' I don't go down on them."

"Everybody has this preconceived notion that they come on a show that's been on for 10 years, they're gonna come in and, 'Oooh, I'm gonna make Bethenny hate me or like me or I'm gonna fight with her,'" she continued. "It's like, 'Hey, hi, how are you?' That's it. Basic. Nothing. We don't know each other."

Bethenny's reaction was fueled by Tinsley's previous interview with The Daily Dish, where Tinsley said Bethenny can be a little cold sometimes.

"She's super chic and skinny and I love all of her clothes that she wears," Tinsley said. "She values her friendships and she's not just gonna immediately be a friend of yours, unless you get to know her better and build a relationship with her. And so she kind of sometimes can be actually nice and sometimes a little cold. It sort of goes hot and cold a little bit."

The "friction" between Bethenny and Tinsley stemmed from Bethenny's very quickly introduction of herself to The Real Housewives of New York City rookie at Sonja Morgan's Mad Hatter party. Bethenny later defended the encounter in her Bravo blog, writing, "Sorry if my greeting wasn't up to Southern standards. I like Tinsley, and that is how I am when I meet someone new. I go with a handshake and a hello. I wasn't quite ready for friendship bracelets or matching tattoos."

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Robyn Dixon Opens Up About Ex-Husband Juan's Off-Camera Conversation with Producers


BravoTV.com:
Bravotv.com: Why did you want to go to OZ – did you plan on confrontingAshley Darby the way it went down?
Robyn Dixon: I don’t believe in attacking the messenger when the message comes from a sincere place. However, I was really bothered after hearing about how Ashley completely attacked and disrespected Charrisse Jackson Jordan and her unfortunate situation while in the dress shop. It became very clear to me that Ashley has no compassion nor sincerity and completely has no respect for what we have experienced and endured in our lives. I then thought more about exactly what Ashley had said and done to me – bringing gossip to a public party, repeating the gossip over and over again, going in the face of the person she was gossiping about to encourage him to dance. It just all screamed messy, insincere, and childish. I decided to visit Ashley at Oz because I wanted to express those feelings to her and to ask her to think about her intentions before speaking about other people’s lives. Don’t pretend to really care about someone but then gossip all night about them – it comes off as phony and malicious. Don’t throw stones at another woman’s decisions when you’ve never walked a day in their shoes. Why was she so interested in my personal life anyway? I gave her the benefit of the doubt last year when speaking about my financial troubles. But I can’t continue to let her gossip about me and think it is ok.

While on the way to Oz, I envisioned us having a mature and productive conversation. Unfortunately, that is not the way it went down. When I saw Ashley, I was immediately reminded of her phoniness and how she tries to project a sweet, bubbly image but really is not a genuine person. I didn’t want to play Ashley’s phony smile-in-your-face game and instantly became frustrated and agitated at the sight of her. I definitely did not plan on making a scene at her place of business but things quickly escalated and turned into a yelling match. I absolutely am not proud of that moment and wish I had handled things differently.

Bravotv.com: What do you think about Juan’s conversation with the Producer off camera?
RD: Juan’s off-camera conversation with the Producer was definitely unfavorable and not fun to hear, however, it was not news to me to hear how he felt. We have had many private conversations about the state of our relationship and what we each desire. And what I have been saying the entire season - that Juan would like to get married again, have more kids, be in a relationship - is pretty much the same thing he said, “I want to share my life with somebody. I want something more.” His frustrated tone and the fact that he’s whispering to a trusted producer makes the message sound worse than it really is and as if he is hurting me. However, the fact that I am always focused on business and don’t share the same desires for a relationship that Juan does definitely sometimes leads to tense moments between the two of us.

Bravotv.com: What were you thinking during this conversation with Charrisse’s therapist – did you expect to break down?
RD: I didn’t know what to expect in talking to a therapist and definitely didn’t want to hear more of the same message that my friends had already delivered but I still went into this meeting with an open mind. Fortunately, Dr. Jeff has a special way of making you feel comfortable and at ease. He also has a way of making you take a step back to look at your life from a different perspective. After mentioning my children, I began to become emotional. Just thinking about how much I love my kids made me realize that I need to be the best Robyn that I can be, not only for my personal sake but especially for my kids’ lives and futures. I also began to think about my past struggles that I have endured and survived and of the memories of the pain and how my past experiences continue to affect me. I definitely did not expect to break down, but thinking about some of my darkest days was a strong trigger in that emotional moment.
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Kandi Burruss on Post-Phaedra Parks Drama: "We Can Never Talk Again"


EOnline.com:
The lies are over and Kandi Burruss is moving on after one brutal season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The Bravo reality series had a history-making four-part reunion where everything about the supposed drugging story came to light for Kandi and costars Phaedra Parks, Porsha Williams, Sheree Whitfield, Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore.

E! News spoke with Kandi about the RHOA reunion reveals at the Fueled by Culture dinner where she was presented with the Fortune Insider Award by Marcus Damas. The event, which was sponsored by Lyft and Avion Tequila, was held at the Hunt & Fish Club in New York City.

"It's a relief to me that my name was cleared, that people no longer have to wonder if I would do something like that," she said about the drugging rumors and "lesbiangate" reveals coming out. "You can't fight a lie. I'm just so glad the truth finally came out because I would never want something like that to be attached to me."

E! News previously reported Phaedra Parks is not returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta. When Andy Cohen, Real Housewives executive producer, spoke to us at the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront, he said they were in a bit of a pickle.
"The question that we look at now with Phaedra is, when the reunion ended, none of the other women wanted to have anything to do with her. So that's what you have to look at," he told us. "How do you shoot a show about a group of friends when no one is speaking to one of the friends?"

Kandi agreed that the cast does not with to work with Phaedra.

"At the end of the day, all the girls throw shade at each other, but to know that people actually plot, behind the scenes, to plant information on people that's completely made up, that's a real problem. It wasn't even for the sake of television; it was for the sake of tearing me down," Kandi said. "The fact that she never once let on that she had anything to do with it, clearly, she just wants to tear down my reputation, kill my fan base, hurt my business. It was really just terrible. And then she's supposed to be friends with Porsha? Then she set her up to be the fall guy? That's a lot of plotting going on. People don't want to deal with that."
Kandi said she hasn't seen or spoken to Porsha since the reunion.
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Friday, May 26, 2017

Andy Cohen Confirms Lydia McLaughlin's Return To 'Real Housewives of Orange County'


Bustle.com:
It's official: this Real Housewives of Orange County alum is coming back to Bravo. Lydia McLaughlin is returning to RHOC, The Daily Dish confirmed Thursday. Rumors first began circulating of McLaughlin's return last February. An insider told Us Weekly at the time, "She seems really excited." I'm sure fans of the Bravolebrity who first joined the original Housewives series in Season 8 are just as excited as McLaughlin.

Andy Cohen, host of all the Housewives reunions and late-night talk show Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, first teased the return of some familiar faces to Orange County in May. He told The Daily Dish, "And some old Housewives [are] returning and it's really good." Now fans know that includes McLaughlin. In addition to McLaughlin, Season 11 Housewife Kelly Dodd is also coming back, Cohen revealed to Entertainment Tonight Monday. Let's hope Gretchen Rossi makes a triumphant return as well, because that would make one epic Season 12. 

When McLaughlin left the show, it was entirely her choice. She revealed in her 2015 memoir, Beyond Orange County: A Housewives Guide to Faith & Happiness, "As I prayed about the decision, I didn't feel in my heart of hearts that I was called [by God] to do another season of the show," she wrote. Clearly, something has changed and she's ready to once again be a Housewife.

Ever since her departure, she's been busy. Not only did she and her husband, Doug McLaughlin, of 10 years have a third child, son Roman, but she started her own lifestyle blog, OC Lydia. She and Doug also started their own men's lifestyle magazine, NOBLEMAN, in October 2016.

RHOC viewers are in for a real treat with McLaughlin's return. Not only will it be interesting to see how she interacts with the other women this time around, but to see how much of the drama she gets involved in. She wasn't really one who loved arguing, though she certainly didn't hold back her feelings or opinions.
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Luann D'Agostino Wants to See Receipts


EOnline.com:
For some reason the women of The Real Housewives of New York City decided to return to the Berkshires. Yes, after last year's meltdown of epic proportions, Dorinda Medley hosted Ramona Singer, Luann D'Agostino, Carole Radziwill, Bethenny Frankel and this time Sonja Morgan, as well as newbie Tinsley Mortimer, for another round of holiday fun.

Ramona showed up with gifts, or rather what viewers would consider gifts: gossip about Luann's fiancé Tom. She said she had texts about Tom kissing and groping a former girlfriend and shared these texts with the ladies. Dorinda took the info to Luann.
"What should have been a relaxing girls' getaway to celebrate Dorinda's birthday and the holidays somehow turned into relationship intervention," Luann wrote in her blog. "Don't these women have anything else to talk about besides my upcoming nuptials?"

At the time, Luann was two weeks away from marrying Tom. "Also, if the girls had texts insinuating that Tom acted inappropriately, why didn't they show them to me? These girls grasp on to innuendo without even considering that these ‘blasts from the past' are unsubstantiated! As Dorinda said, it was logistically impossible for Tom to do these things! We are happily married now, and we were happily engaged then! I think it's time for these ladies to focus on their own lives rather than mine."
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Source Confirms Lisa Vanderpump;s Return To 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'


RadarOnline.com:
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump’s fans can rest assured.

Though she desperately wanted out earlier this year, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that the 56-year-old veteran reality star will be returning to the show that made her a superstar next season.

“Lisa has decided to return for season 8 after getting a very lucrative deal that she simply could not refuse,” a source close to the wife of Ken Todd, 59, said, adding that she is now “the highest paid housewife!”

In addition, Vanderpump’s spin-off reality show, Vanderpump Rules, is still turning out the ratings as it enters its 6th season.

According to the source, however, the most important thing to Vanderpump is her charitable causes — most notably Stop Yulin Forever , her grassroots movement to end the slaughter of dogs in China.

“Lisa is very pleased with the direction that last season took, highlighting all of her charitable causes,” the source told Radar.

Bethenny Frankel On Where She Stands with Ramona Singer & Being Part of Bravo Family



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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Karen Huger Feels ‘Empowered’ After Surviving Sexual Assault


PageSix.com:
“Real Housewives of Potomac” star Karen Huger is opening up publicly for the first time about being date-raped at the age of 19.

“I was raped almost 35 years ago,” Huger revealed to Page Six, and she is now fighting against what she calls an “alarming” suicide rate among sexual assault victims.

“The fact that I survived is part of my reality and I’m hoping that message resonates with the viewers,” she said.

In what she describes as  “a typical date that went totally off the rails,” the mom of two, now 54, isn’t hiding what happened to her, she’s vocalizing it on national television — with a purpose.

“I am put in a very wonderful position to show that when adversity comes your way it doesn’t stop you, it can propel you,” she said of her platform as a Bravo fixture. “It is my responsibility to be real. I have no shame and I carry no burden because of what happened.”

However, the name of her attacker is something she chooses not to disclose.

“I will never reveal his name, he has passed on,” she explained. “[But] I can say he was a public figure.”
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Kelly Dodd Is Definetely Returning To 'Real Housewives of Orange County' Next Season


BravoTV.com:
Summer is nearly here. And that means you are likely bubbling over with anticipation for any and all 411 about the new season of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Well, we're here to share which one of the ladies will return.

After leaving her mark in her debut season, Kelly Dodd will be back for Season 12, premiering later this year.

While we'll have to wait a little longer to find out what she'll be up to when the new season kicks off, we recently got a tease from Andy Cohen about what we should expect from her sophomore season

"The new season is, it's shifting alliances. I think you're gonna be surprised by Kelly Dodd this season," the Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen host confirmed to The Daily Dish earlier this month. "And some old Housewives [are] returning and it's really good."

We. Can't. Wait.
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Danielle Staub Is Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend Marty Caffrey


EOnline.com:
Danielle Staub appears to have found her happily ever after!

Multiple sources confirm to E! News that the Real Housewives of New Jersey star recently got engaged to longtime boyfriend Marty Caffrey.

"The day he proposed, Danielle said her life is now perfection," a source shared with us about the special moment that occurred this past weekend.

E! News has also learned that Bravo cameras were rolling when the proposal took place. It's far too soon, however, to know what will be shown in the new season.

Followers of Danielle have noticed Marty popping up on the mother-of-two's Instagram feed. Whether enjoying dinner dates or weddings together, the pair hasn't been able to hide their love for one another.
"Here's to my #first year #anniversary with this cutie," Danielle recently shared on Instagram. "You are a wonderful man and I'm blessed to have you in my life ... #happyoneyear."
And while viewers may remember Danielle for her feud with Teresa Giudice and for being engaged 19 times, fans may just see a whole new side of the Bravo star when she returns in the upcoming season.

"I never had any problem with her, and I never wanted her off the show," Teresa shared with E! News after mending fences with her co-star. "She was attacked, and I guess she felt like she didn't know how to come back from that because we were all attacking her. So I feel like she needs to come back and she probably has a lot to say, and I feel like she needs closure from that."
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Dina Manzo ‘Still Recovering’ After Home Invasion/Robbery


PageSix.com:
A little over a week after Dina Manzo and boyfriend David Cantin were victims of a terrifying home invasion, the couple’s lawyer tells Page Six they’re “still recovering.”

“It just takes time,” attorney Andrew Brettler told us. “Time heals all wounds.”

The former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star and Cantin were met by a pair of masked thieves when they walked into their Holmdel, NJ, home on May 13, police said. One intruder repeatedly struck Cantin, 37, with a baseball bat while another hit Manzo, 46, a number of times.

The crooks bound the couple together and then made off with an undetermined amount of jewelry and money, according to authorities.

Millionaire businessman Cantin, who suffered a broken nose, and Manzo were both treated at a New Jersey hospital and released.

The couple has since returned to their Malibu, Calif., home, where they continue to heal from injuries sustained from the invasion.

Cantin and Manzo confirmed their relationship to Page Six last summer.
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Monday, May 22, 2017

Could Sonja Morgan Ever See Herself Getting Married Again?


BravoTV.com:
Could it be that Sonja Morgan is ready for marriage again? We've watched The Real Housewives of New York City party girl have her fun in the dating department since her divorce from John Adams Morgan in 2006, but now it seems that Sonja might be more open to walking down the aisle.

"I definitely want to be married again, but I wasn't ready before. You know I had a 5-year-old daughter living at home [when I got divorced]. She's now 16, off to boarding school and my businesses, my hands were tied with the Chapter 11 reorganization and the movie lawsuit and now that's done. I had just started new businesses. I don't want to go into a relationship with the guy thinking he has to take care of me," she recently revealed to The Daily Dish. "I definitely don't want to go live with some guy. When I married my husband, I had to be on sure footing because these are very strong men and they will steamroll you. So now I'm ready. Now I feel like I can participate in a relationship as a real partner."

The days Sonja has been spending her time with a guy known as "the Frenchie," a 39-year-old hotelier who splits his time between NYC and France. No word on if he's the one, but we do know a bit more about what Sonja is looking for in her next life partner. "Someone who respects me and understands who I am and where I come from and where I'm going," she said. "And who wants to go in the same direction as me. Someone who obviously likes to travel. Someone who's international, cultured, educated. Someone who polishes the rough edges on me. And I'm a bubble, I need a rock kind of thing. But he's not gonna be the same as my ex-husband. He's gonna be different, I'm sure."
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Tea with Monique Samuels of Bravo's Real Housewives of Potomac



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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga Open Family Restaurant To Honor Late Mother


People.com:
Another day, another Real Housewives business venture.

Gorga’s Homemade Pasta & Pizza, owned and operated by RHONJ‘s Joe Gorga with help from his wife, Melissa Gorga, and sister, Teresa Giudice, is officially opening its doors to the public in East Hanover, New Jersey on Friday. The project is a tribute to Joe and Teresa’s mother, Antonia, who passed away in March.

“My mother loved to cook; it was like her drug,” Joe told PEOPLE at the private opening party on Thursday night. “I always told her I was gonna open up a restaurant for her. Then I got busy. While I signed a contract on this place we lost her. So this is for her.”

“We wanted to share her recipes with the world,” Teresa added. “I always would say, ‘Mom, everyone has to try your food!’ because that’s how I learned to cook.”

The menu is made up of standard Italian staples—many of which came from Teresa’s cookbook, Fabulicious—and a variety of specialty dishes named after themselves and their children, like Audriana’s Rock Shrimp Arrabiata, Milania’s Pesce del Giorno and Antonia’s Chicken Francese. The walls of the small space are lined with black-and-white family portraits.

Though the trio went through a phase of explosive family drama and estrangement, they have since buried the hatchet following Teresa’s 11-month stint in jail—and this business has only made them closer.

“I think any time you’re working with family, you spend so much more time together—sometimes that can be good or bad, but thank God we’re doing good,” Melissa says. Adds Joe: “My sister and I were at each other’s throats for a while, but we’re back together, and now we’re gonna stay together.”
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Eden Sassoon Talks Leaving "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"



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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bethenny Frankel on Ramona Singer Feud: 'You Haven't Seen Anything Yet'


EOnline.com:

Despite spending much of Real Housewives of New York City season eight as allies and—more importantly—friends, season nine of the Bravo hit has been nothing but trouble for Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer's relationship. With Ramona questioning Bethenny's investment in their friendship at every turn, and B shutting down in the face of Ramona's questionable delivery, it's been a rocky road.

And as Bethenny tells it, this feud has only just begun.

"And it gets a lot worse, just so you know," she told E! News on the blue carpet at the NBCUniversal 2017 Upfronts presentation in NYC. "It's only the tip of the iceberg."

So what actually caused Ramona to turn on her the way she has? Bethenny says she's as in the dark about that as we are. "I don't know what's going on. I don't know if she's unhappy," she said. "But I think she's always been like this. I think it's just more crystallized now. I think I'm sort of saying, 'You must not be a self-aware person.' I think I'm sort of sitting back so you can hear what's really going on, rather than an argument. If you engage, then everybody's wrong."
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Andy Cohen Denies Producers Orchestrated 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Drama, Says Phaedra Parks Return Is Still 'Up In The Air'


ABCNews.com:
Andy Cohen is pushing back against rumors that producers of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" set up Phaedra Parks during the series' jaw-dropping season 9 finale. 

In the final installment of the four-part finale, Parks, 43, finally admitted that she was the one who spread rumors about Kandi Burruss, claiming that the R&B singer along with her husband, Todd Tucker, tried to drug fellow housewife Porsha Williams for a tryst. 

Parks, a lawyer and mother of two boys, maintained, however, during the reunion episode that she was only repeating the salacious rumors. 

Later, rumors swirled that Parks tried to point the blame at producers for manufacturing drama for TV. 

Cohen, an executive producer on the series, said on Friday's Breakfast Club that he was "very surprised that Phaedra said this came from me."

He continued that he also doesn't believe any other producer on the series told Parks to spread the rumor. 

"You can't tell them, 'Oh, go say this on camera.' It just doesn't work," Cohen, 48, explained. "Have you ever met a 'Real Housewife?' They do their own thing. That's why we hire them!" 

So, is Parks returning for "Real Housewives of Atlanta" season 10? 

Cohen said the decision is honestly still up in the air, but it's not looking good for Parks.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Bethenny Frankel Talks 'Shark Tank,' Those Soft Porn Rumors & More



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Robyn Dixon Confronts Ashley Darby Over Relationship Rumors


USmagazine.com:
Robyn Dixon isn’t playing games. The Real Housewives of Potomac star confronts her costar Ashley Darby for spreading rumors about her relationship with estranged husband Juan Dixon on the Sunday, May 21, episode of the hit Bravo series — and Us Weekly has an exclusive first look. Check out the fight in the clip above!
As viewers saw on the Sunday, May 14, episode of RHOP, Darby told Robyn, Gizelle Bryant and Charisse Jackson Jordan that she believes Juan is seeing another woman. Naturally, this infuriated Robyn — who still lives in the same home with Juan and their young sons, Carter and Corey — since she and the former NBA star had been working on repairing their romance.

“If [Ashley] really had something that she was concerned about, call me. I’m done. She needs to stop,” Robyn tells her pal Bryant during a car ride. Bryant then has the bright idea to stop by Darby’s D.C. eatery, Oz Restaurant and Bar, to confront her. “Maybe we need to go to her restaurant,” Bryant suggests. “The conversation needs to be firm.”
Robyn is more than down with the idea. It takes no time for the duo to strut their way into Oz, where they immediately go in on Darby. 

“I just wanna tell you, you need to stay the f--k out my business,” Robyn tells the beauty queen-turned-restaurateur, who then asks, “What is the hostility for?”
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Peter Thomas Dishes On Brawl with Kenya Moore's Ex-Boyfriend Matt Jordan, Phaedra Parks & More RHOA Drama



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Carole Radziwill Was Threatened By Woman To Not Air Private Convos On 'RHONY'


TMZ.com:
UPDATE

1:20 PM PT -- Bravo says the judge just ruled in its favor, rejecting Barbara's motion to block ... which means Barbara stays in the picture ... TV show, in this case.'Real Housewives of New York' star Carole Radziwill secretly recorded talks she had with a woman, and their private convos will air Wednesday night unless a judge steps in ... according to new legal docs.

Barbara K, founder of a DIY company, claims she had what she believed to be a private discussion with Carole at a charity party in Manhattan. She says 'Real Housewives' was filming ... but their convo took place far away from cameras and she didn't know Radziwill was mic'd.

According to the docs ... Barbara had a phone call with Carole more than a month later that was also recorded without her knowledge. She claims Radziwill called her back afterward to inform her both interactions had been recorded for 'RHONY.'

Barbara says she told Carole she didn't have permission to use the convos on the show or anywhere else, and her lawyer fired off a letter to Bravo telling them the same.

Despite this, 'RHONY' still plans to put Barbara in Wednesday night's episode ... which is why she requested an emergency court order to stop the show from using her likeness and/or voice.

The clock's ticking.
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann Renew Wedding Vows


Wetpaint.com:
Kim Zolciak and husband Kroy Biermann have been going through a lot lately. Not only has Kim decided to up the drama by re-joining The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but their son Kash just recovered from a serious dog bite that left him hospitalized.

There seems to be no better time than now for the reality TV couple to renew their vows, so the couple took to the beaches of Turks and Caicos to re-dedicate themselves to each other.

Take a look at the Biermanns and their six children as they give Kim the best Mother’s Day gift a girl could ask for!
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Andy Cohen On Phaedra Parks’ ‘RHOA’ Exit: ‘No One Wanted To Work With Her’


HelloBeautiful.com:
The fallout from Phaedra Parks’ massive lie about former friend and Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Kandi Burruss continues to send shockwaves through reality TV. Now, Bravo head honcho Andy Cohen is speaking out for the first time about the drama…and it’s safe to say Phaedra is basically done on the show.

During the NBCUniversal Upfronts earlier this week, Andy Cohen was interviewed on the red carpet by E! and naturally he was asked about the jaw-dropping revelation about Phaedra Parks being the one who spread the rape and drug allegations about Kandi Burrus. According to E!, Cohen pretty much confirmed her permanent exit from the show with a single statement, “No one wanted to work with her.”

Cohen’s full sentiment on Phaedra’s behavior elaborated further on how difficult it would be to continue RHOA with Phaedra as a member of the cast going forward. He stated, “The question that we look at now with Phaedra is, when the reunion ended, none of the other women wanted to have anything to do with her. So that’s what you have to look at,” Cohen told E!. “How do you shoot a show about a group of friends when no one is speaking to one of the friends?”

If you are familiar with other Housewives cities in the franchise, then you know that the easiest way to get someone off the show is banding together as a cast and refusing to film with a certain person…and Phaedra has just learned how cold that feeling can be.

While Bravo has yet to officially announce that Phaedra will not return for the show’s 10th season, Cohen’s statements, along with Phaedra’s blaming of producers, the writing is clearly on the wall. Filming of RHOA season 10 is set to begin sometime this summer.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Jill Zarin Arranging All City "Real Housewives" Reunion


PageSix.com:
Jill Zarin is reuniting “Real Housewives” from various cities and seasons for her fifth annual Luxury Luncheon at her Southampton estate on July 29.

“It’s the unofficial ‘Housewives’ reunion,” a source said.

Zarin’s invited “all cast members from each franchise over all the years,” and she’s opening the luncheon to the public for the first time to benefit thyroid cancer research.

Her husband, Bobby, was first diagnosed in 2009. “Bobby continues to get stronger every day and will be back in Southampton for the summer,” Zarin’s rep said.
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Dina Manzo and Boyfriend Attacked In Brutal Home Invasion


HuffPo.com:
Former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Dina Manzo and her boyfriend, Dave Cantin, were victims of a terrifying home invasion this weekend after two robbers broke into their New Jersey townhouse.
After celebrating “RHONJ” co-star Teresa Giudice’s daughter’s first communion on Saturday night, the couple returned to their home in Holmdel, New Jersey, around 11 p.m. to find two masked assailants already inside.
The robbers reportedly rushed at them, beating Cantin with a baseball bat and punching Manzo multiple times, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office via People. The two were then bound together, as the robbers raided the house of personal items like jewelry and cash before fleeing the scene. Police are reportedly still looking for suspects.
Cantin was eventually able to break free of his restraints and phone the police, who arrived at the home shortly after to transport the couple to the hospital. Both were treated for facial injuries, with Cantin suffering a broken nose, and were later released.
“Dina and David are obviously shaken up from the traumatic and violent home invasion and robbery,” their attorney told E! Online in a statement. “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.”
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Monday, May 15, 2017

Phaedra Parks Owns Up To 'Being Petty' with Kandi Burruss


People.com:
Phaedra Parks ended season 9 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta in hot water, when she owned up to spreading drugging accusations about Kandi Burruss to Porsha Williams — therefore fueling the season’s most dramatic and damaging drama.

It was a revelation that not only left the 43-year-old mother of two on the outs with Burruss and Williams, but also reportedly off the show’s tenth season as well.

And to think, it all could have been avoided had Parks listened to her fellow Atlanta Housewives as she tried to repair her once close-friendship with Burruss.

On Sunday’s all-new “Secrets Revealed” episode, fans got to see unseen footage of Parks during the season — including one scene in which castmates Cynthia Bailey, Shere√© Whitfield, Porsha Williams, and Kenya Moore tried to bring the two women back together.

Shot after Parks and Burruss’ tense private dinner — and well before Williams ever brought the drugging accusations to Burruss — the scene showed Parks admitting to mistakes she had made with Burruss in the past.

“The conversation sort of went awry because she brought up things that had happened in the past and that’s not what I was there for,” Parks first explained of her meeting with Burruss, where the two spoke about digs Parks had made about Burruss’ husband Todd Tucker.

“I will say this, maybe I was being petty,” Parks continued. “But she never apologized about stuff that I’m like, ‘Unbelievable.’ I’ve been accused of turning her into the feds!”
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Stephanie Hollman Undergoes a Bone Marrow Donation


BravoTV.com:
Stephanie Hollman is helping someone in need. The Real Housewives of Dallas mom is undergoing a bone marrow donation, it was recently revealed on Instagram. 

Stephanie's husband, Travis Hollman, first notified his Instagram followers of the news with a photo of his wife looking happy to make the donation in the hospital. "Proud of this girl! @stephhollman jumped on a flight last night to undergo a bone marrow donation, potentially saving the life of a much needed recipient," Travis shared. "She's a superhero in my books! I couldn't have asked for a more selfless, kind-hearted, caring wife and mother to our children. I love you baby! Please keep Steph in your thoughts and prayers as she goes under for the procedure!"

Travis later posted a photo of Stephanie in day two of her bone marrow donation. "She is doing this for a complete stranger," he captioned the pic. "They had to put a direct tube into her jugular and take all of the blood out of her body for two days at 5 hours each day. I am so proud of her." 

After the procedure, Stephanie thanked her fans for their love and support on Instagram. "If I could give you all a big, warm hug, I would! Thank you for all the kind messages and prayers you have sent over the past 24 hours! I promise, I have read each and every one of your comments, tweets, emails, DM's and text's. I could not be more blessed to have such wonderful internet friends!" Stepahnie gushed. "I have the most AMAZING nurse @atucky who has taken the best care of me, I couldn't be more appreciative!"
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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Exclusive Footage of Peter Thomas and Matt Jordan Brawling is Released



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Ramona Singer Addresses Face Lift Rumors


BravoTV.com:

Ramona Singer is an OG The Real Housewives of New York City pal. A lot has changed over the course of nine seasons—including the way our favorite New York ladies look. From changed hairstyles to tweaked fashion taste and a bit of Botox along the way, the beauty-loving group isn't afraid to change things up. 

But this season, Ramona has had to field an unusually high number of questions about what, exactly, she's had done in the cosmetic-procedure department. And, frankly, she's a little tired of the unwanted attention. Ramona even took to Twitter to vent: "I really wish people would stop being so negatve. I work hard and I do what I feel comfortable with." Apparently, that's skincare and Botox. 

But if you want the whole truth, you'll find it on Ramona's website. The entrepreneur took to RamonaSinger.com to pen a piece on "The Art of Aging." She reminded fans that she's always been transparent about which procedures she's had done—"so transparent that I have even had procedures on the show," she pointed out.

But to put nagging rumors to rest for once and for all, Ramona broke down which beauty hacks she'll proudly admit to. Those include eyelash extensions, Juvederm injections around her eyes, micro-needling to make her pores appear smaller, and light treatments for sun spots. 

However, Ramona has not had anything done to her neck, lips, nose, or cheeks—and she hasn't gone near a face lift. And, she even offered some free beauty tips at the end: "I also must say that I have great genes!," Ramona wrote. "I stay as hydrated as I can, eat healthy and stay in shape." So, let's be positive, everyone!
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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Kenya Moore Dishes On Phaedra Parks, Fake Love & Why She's Packing Heat



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Dorinda Medley Remembers Her Late Husband Richard with a Sweet Moment from Their Wedding Day


BravoTV.com:
Dorinda Medley gave Real Housewives of New York City fans an intimate look into her relationship with her late husband, Richard Medley, in Wednesday night's episode. The RHONY mom honored Richard with a memorial five years after his death in 2011 with her mom, dad, sister, daughter Hannah Lynch, and Carole Radziwill

Dorinda continued to reminisce about Richard on Instagram, sharing photos from her wedding day, as well as a photo of herself and her late husband with Hillary Clinton. Richard long had ties to Washington, serving as Chief Economist for the House Banking Committee and Chief of Staff for the Democratic leadership in the U.S. Senate under Robert Byrd and as the head speechwriter for Geraldine Ferraro's vice presidential campaign during the 1984 election, according to his obituary in The Berkshire Eagle. "Can't believe it's been 5 years," Dorinda captioned the photo on Instagram. "Sad and beautiful."

Dorinda and Richard wed on October 15, 2005 with a ceremony at the Brick Church sanctuary and a reception at the Four Seasons, New York Weddings detailed at the time. The restaurant was transformed into something of an aquarium with multicolored koi in glass bowls as centerpieces and acrylic tables with small streams running between them. Guests also got to indulge in the most delish-looking and gorgeous chocolate wedding cake. The self-described "1950s couple" had women dressed as cigarette girls and candy stripers stroll among the tables to give the night "an element of performance art," Dorinda told New York Weddings.

Dorinda and her family remembered Richard's incredible generosity and intelligence on RHONY. "I appreciate the life I had with Richard. It was a moment in time, and it served me very well, and now this is another chapter," Dorinda said during the episode. "I'm happy to say without guilt that I'm happy five years on."
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Phaedra Parks Says 'RHOA' Producers Set Her Up Then Fired Her, Now She's Getting Harassed


TMZ.com:
Phaedra Parks is blasting 'RHOA' producers for feeding her lies and firing her when she called them out ... which has ruined her rep and led to daily threats and bullying.

Sources close to the ex-Housewife tell us she's mad as hell, because she claims a producer gave her the B.S. story she told to Porsha Williams about Kandi Burruss -- the whole drugging and raping thing.

The producer didn't necessarily tell her to repeat it with cameras rolling, but we're told Phaedra explained the producer's role during the reunion show. She's also angry because that was edited out of the reunion to make it look like she acted alone.

We're told the way Phaedra sees it, she was fired in retaliation for throwing producers under the bus.
Phaedra's been getting online threats, and as we reported ... at least one fan wants her to face even more punishment. We're told her office is also getting bombarded with hate mail, and her kids are getting harassed.

We're told Phaedra insists the 'Housewives' crew knows she's not the source of the lie.
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Lisa Rinna May Not Be Coming Back to ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’


Wetpaint.com:
Lisa Rinna may be done with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for good.

The former Melrose Place star finished Season 7 in tears after the crazy bunny drama with Kim Richards — not to mention all the drug accusations — so needless to say, the 53-year-old is enjoying her time off.

“I'm on hiatus. I don't have any thoughts. I'm done. I am not working right now, and it is heaven. All I have to say. Heaven!” she told Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, May 10.

And, because the season was so rough for the actress, she’s not sure if she’ll be back for another round next year.

“I have no idea. No one ever knows whether they'll be back until, like, five minutes before, to be honest with you. Who knows? I don't know what the plan is for me. I never do.”

However, she did shut down rumors she and her family are doing their own reality show.

“Is that a rumor? I think we've done that. We kinda did that with Harry Loves Lisa back in the day. I don't know. The girls are so busy. I don't even think I could hire the girls if I wanted.”
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Porsha Williams Breaks Silence, Says She No Longer Speaks To Phaedra Parks


PageSix.com:
Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams hasn’t spoken to Phaedra Parks since their dramatic reunion episode was filmed.

“You know, my uncle passed a couple of weeks ago and [Parks] did text me and offer her condolences,” Williams, 35, told Dish Nation Tuesday. “Besides that, I haven’t talked to her.”

Parks, 43, was fired from the show after revealing she spread a bizarre rumor that fellow castmate Kandi Burruss and Burruss’ husband, Todd Tucker, planned on drugging and raping Williams. A source close to Parks told Page Six that a producer told her the story, an allegation Bravo denied.

“[Parks] was like my best friend,” Williams fumed. “Someone I talked to on the phone every single day, and for me to feel like she had betrayed me like that, and the fact that I was sitting right there and watched her continue to lie on me about it, that’s the part I can’t get past and I don’t know if I ever will. Right now, I just can’t talk to her.” She added that she has a “soft spot for Phaedra, [but] it’s where you don’t want to be manipulated 

She added that she has a “soft spot for Phaedra, [but] it’s where you don’t want to be manipulated anymore. I just don’t want to hear anymore of it right now.”

Williams didn’t rule out a reconciliation in the future, however — just not anytime soon.

“I may get to the point where I’m strong enough to where I can talk to her and maybe we can work it out,” she said. “Right now it’s still so new to me. I haven’t even talked to the other girls.”
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Bethenny Frankel Talks BFF Carole Radziwill's Obsession with Politics


BravoTV.com:
In case you didn't hear it, Carole Radziwill knows a lot about politics. And she spent a good chunk of the first part of this season of The Real Housewives of New York City reminding everyone — including Ramona Singer — of just how savvy she is when it comes to world affairs. Even her BFF, Bethenny Frankel, wasn't immune to hearing Carole speak a lot about the 2016 election. 

"I dont know how you can say someone is the most political," Bethenny recently told The Daily Dish about the avid Hillary Clinton supporter. "Everybody gets one vote, so you can scream at the rooftops louder than anyone else — it doesn't mean you're getting more than one vote. You get your vote and the person next to you gets their vote also. So we have different styles. Was Carole more passionate and obsessed with the election than I was? Yeah, I mean I have to focus on my daughter and my job and a bunch of other things too. I don't have all day to be worried about the election. It does affect our country and it does affect my daughter, so I definitely was aware of it and I'm aware that it was a very crazy, crazy election."

The Big Apple crew's own passionate internal dialogue about the 2016 election certainly mimicked the country as a whole. Bethenny added, "This became a country and a culture where nobody could have a conversation because everyone would just be yelling at and bullying other people for what they thought. So people were then in secret voting for who they wanted maybe because they couldn't have a real conversation maybe because there wasn't a good dialogue. I think that dialogue shut down."

Regardless of how eye-to-eye the two women saw on the election, at the end of the day they are always best friends. "I have a very high standard for friendship, so I think the reason Carole's the only person I've become friendly with on the show is because she's really the only person that meets that standard of actually being able to be a good trustworthy friend," she said. "I'm learning a lot about the women. Dorinda [Medley]'s pretty cool in that regard too, but when you get burned you don't really want to go back in."
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