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, Shereé 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!
RELATED: Ramona Singer Says There Was Only One Time She Considered Leaving RHONY for Good

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.”
RELATED:  Is Phaedra Parks to Blame for Porsha Williams’ Drug Claims Against Kandi Burruss?

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."
RELATED:  'Devastated' Carole Radziwill Tears Up Reading Victory Speech She Wrote for Hillary Clinton on RHONY

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Kandi Burruss Talks Drama at 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Reunion w/ The Ryan Cameron Morning Show



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Joanna Krupa Separates from Husband of Less Than Four Years


PageSix.com:
It’s over for Joanna Krupa and Romain Zago.

The former “Real Housewives of Miami” star has been separated from her husband of less than four years since December, E! News reported Monday.

“They just grew apart,” an insider told the website.

Krupa, 38, wed Zago, 44, in June 2013 after several years of dating. The estranged pair do not share any children together and according to the source, are on friendly terms.

The social media-savvy Krupa, who regularly shares selfies and snaps from events, has posted a slew of photos since the alleged split without her wedding ring.
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Phaedra Parks Fired from 'RHOA' Over Spreading Drugging and Rape Rumors



TMZ.com:
Phaedra Parks won't be showing her face anymore on 'RHOA' -- she's been fired for spreading lies and rumors about cast members conspiring to rape ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the production tell us Phaedra was let go due to a rumor she told Porsha Williams about Kandi Burruss during the course of this latest season, which came to dramatic end Sunday night.

We're told that during filming for the show, Phaedra had told Porsha that Kandi and her hubby, Todd Tucker, were planning to drug Porsha and take her back to their home to take advantage of her sexually. Kandi threatened Bravo if they aired that clip ... so they didn't. 

But during Sunday's finale of a 4-part reunion following the 9th season, all those secrets finally spilled in front of America ... with Phaedra being outed as the source of the nasty rumor.

We're told Bravo felt like Phaedra's allegations were so out of line, they simply couldn't continue working with her and informed her in early April
RELATED: NeNe Leakes Rips Into Phaedra Parks

Teresa Giudice Gets Reprimand for Probation Slipups


USAToday.com:
A Real Housewives of New Jersey star on supervised release following her imprisonment for fraud could be in danger of violating her probation after she failed to report two traffic violations, according to a court filing.

Teresa Giudice was ticketed in northern New Jersey last month for talking on her cellphone while driving and for making an illegal left turn in New York last September, according to the filing last week.

She is required to report any contacts with law enforcement to her probation officer within 72 hours, said the filing signed by Donald Martenz Jr., her supervising probation officer. That didn't happen in either case, according to Martenz's report.

Future noncompliance by Giudice "will result in the issuance of a violation petition," the document went on to say.

Her lawyer, James Leonard, didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment Monday.

Giudice served nearly a year in prison and was released in December 2015 after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud. Her husband, Joe, is now serving a 41-month sentence for fraud and failing to pay about $200,000 in taxes.
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Monday, May 8, 2017

Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida Divorce Proceedings Now Set To Begin July 10


RadarOnline.com:
The end is near! Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida’s nasty divorce will go before a judge on July 10, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Parks filed for divorce from her imprisoned hubby back in 2015. And although it was approved in November 2016, the ruling was reversed when a judge decided that Nida was not properly served with his divorce papers and never had notice of a final hearing, either.

Nida’s attorney Tessie Edwards told Radar exclusively that the issues with how Parks’ filing seemed deliberate.

“It’s important to note that when Apollo got served with the divorce, he had called Phaedra and asked her about it because it wasn’t even in their legal name,” Edwards said.

Indeed, according to the original filing he was listed as “Nita,” not Nida.

Edwards continued, “Phaedra advised him that she was going to just set the entire divorce aside. She said that there were errors in the papers as they appeared and not to worry that they will file it when he gets out of prison.”
RELATED:  Phaedra Parks Responds To ‘RHOA’ Reunion Backlash

Meghan Edmonds Apparently Changes Her Mind, Rejoins 'Real Housewives of Orange County'


RadarOnline.com:
Real Housewives of Orange County star Meghan King Edmonds must have had a big change of heart about leaving reality TV to focus on her family. RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that the 33-year-old wife of Jim Edmonds and new mom to daughter Aspen is actually returning as a full-time cast member this upcoming season.

When last season of RHOC wrapped, the blond beauty was very pregnant. Sadly, it seemed that fans were not going to be able to witness Edmond’s mommy skills. She quit the show, insisting that the drama was not for her.

As previously reported, Edmonds told fans that she was moving to her native St. Louis with her baseball legend husband, 46, and newborn daughter. However, “producers felt that bringing her back full time could be good for her and good for ratings,” the source said.

“Meghan started off as being a friend or a guest on the show for this upcoming season. She was really wanting to focus on her family,” the insider added.

As RHOC die-hards know, King Edmonds was not having any of the drama that was brewing between Vicki Gunvalson, 55, and Tamra Judge, 48, last season. But things are quite different now, as the source told Radar, “Meghan has formed a close bond with Tamra and Shannon [Beador] and it is working out really well so far.”

Though they knew she could bring the drama, “producers had already written Meghan and her family out of the show, so she had to really plead and show them she wanted to return badly,” the source told Radar.
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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sheree Whitfield: I Feel ‘Stronger’ After Talking About My Allegedly Abusive Marriage


USmagazine.com:
She's bouncing back! The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Shereé Whitfield spoke exclusively with Us Weekly, and opened up about the strength she found within herself after talking about her allegedly abusive marriage to ex-husband Bob Whitfield on the hit Bravo show.

As fans saw earlier this season on RHOA, Shereé, 47, was stunned when Bob, 45, made an insensitive joke during a cast vacation to Hawaii about not choking the reality starlet hard enough during their seven-year marriage. On part two of the season 9 reunion, Shereé — who split from Bob in 2006 amid cheating allegations and a painful custody battle, as documented by Bravo cameras — broke down while discussing the emotional aftermath of the retired NFL player’s cruel remark.
"With Bob, it was a lot of verbal, emotional abuse, and we have had some altercations," she told host Andy Cohen during the Sunday, April 23, telecast. "I have not talked about it for 10 years. I wanted to protect my kids and I just never wanted to talk about it."

During her chat with Us, Shereé, who finalized her divorce from Bob in 2007, revealed why she is happy to finally share her story. “As you guys know, I’ve never brought up any of those things and that’s not something I wanted to talk about. But when it came up, it’s like, OK, he’s opened Pandora’s box. Let’s talk about it. But talking about it, actually, in a strange way, I think it definitely made me stronger,” the Bravolebrity tells Us. “And it made me open up, and feel a lot of hurt and pain that I didn’t even know still existed. I suppressed it for a long time, so being able to get that out, I felt better.”

Not only does Shereé — who shares son Kairo, 20, and daughter Kaleigh, 17, with Bob, and an older daughter named Tierra from a previous relationship — feel relieved after discussing the drama, she finds comfort in knowing that she has the potential to help other women.

“It feels great because I know that I’m not the only one, and just to be able to help other women, and have them reach out to me to tell me that they’re going through the same thing, is incredible,” the “Who Gon’ Check Me Boo” singer tells Us. “Since then, I’ve gone to the grocery store, I’ve gone to the post office and women, they come up to me and they’re like, ‘Oh my God, I just wanna hug you.’ 
RELATED: Sheree Whitfield on Managing Son Kairo and Abusive Past With Bob Whitfield

Lisa Vanderpump Got Emotional Talking About Son Max's Search for His Birth Mom


BravoTV.com:
Season 7 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been emotional for the 90210 ladies. Controversies and controversial statements aside, things reached a different level of emotion during Part 3 of the RHOBH reunion when Lisa Vanderpump candidly opened up about the current status of her son, Max, and his search for his birth mother. We're breaking down some of the buzziest moments in The Daily Dish Morning After.

1.  A Mother's Love

During the reunion, the restaurant mogul confirmed that her son had found his mother after hiring a private investigator during a teary moment. So what's next? "I'm OK with it. I don't know why I feel tearful," she said. "I think he should [meet her]. And he said to me the most unbelievable thing. He said to me, 'I want to thank her.'"

2.  Doggone Cute

Is there a rivalry brewing between Vanderpump's equally-adorable pooches Giggy and Harrison? Not a chance. Why? Well according to Vanderpump, "The Gigster still reigns supreme and they're best friends." And that fact warms our heart.

RELATED: Who Is Lisa Vanderpump's Son's Birth Mother? Max Is Close To Meeting Her IRL

Friday, May 5, 2017

Alex McCord Reunites with Ramona Singer on 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen'


EOnline.com:
Talk about a blast from the past! The Real Housewives of New York City veteran Alex McCord joined her former costar Ramona Singer on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

Alex, who was an original cast member of the series and left after season four along with Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Jill Zarin and Cindy Barshop, revealed what she's been up to living life Down Under. Naturally, Andy Cohen launched a speed round of questions to get updates on her life now. Here's what we learned: Her sons do not of Australian accents, she keeps in touch with Jill the most, "She's such a great pen pal," she said, and husband Simon van Kempen has not recorded any more songs and he's in law school.
But does she watch Real Housewives? "Not at all," she said. "Not even Australia?" Ramona asked, referring to the wonderful The Real Housewives of Melbourne. "No!" Alex said.

Alex also gave her take on the happenings currently taking place on RHONY.

"It made me sad," she said about Ramona's divorce from Mario Singer. But she wasn't surprised about Bethenny Frankel's divorce from Jason Hoppy. "I mean, I'm sad about it, but I didn't think that was going to work…Look, I think that a marriage is a partnership and if it's…not equal, if you don't come at it from a level playing field then that's a problem and I don't think it did," she said.
RELATED:  Ramona Singer Has One Regret When It Comes to How She Treated Simon van Kempen

Kim Zolciak Offers Up Daughter Brielle for Oral Sex to See John Legend


TMZ.com:
Kim Zolciak was joking when she said her daughter, Brielle, would trade oral sex -- in fewer words -- to meet John Legend, but if you didn't know it was a joke ... Kim says you can kick rocks.

Kim hit up Legend's wife, Chrissy Teigen, Wednesday on Twitter about his upcoming Atlanta show. Naturally, several of their followers thought her joke went too far, or maybe she'd been hacked.

But Kim tells us it was all in jest, and if you regularly follow her and Chrissy, you would know that's just their sense of humor. She added, "If you can't take a joke feel free to unfollow."
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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Ramona Singer Admits Her 'Delivery Sucked' During Explosive Bethenny Frankel Fight


People.com:
Ramona Singer is taking a page out of Lisa Rinna‘s book and “owning it.”

The Real Housewives of New York City star stopped by PEOPLE Now recently to chat about her big blowout with cast mate Bethenny Frankel — which erupted on the show’s April 19 episode when Singer asked if Frankel’s 6-year-old daughter had heard about her naked film past.

“Okay, I admit — my delivery sucked. Okay!” Singer, 60, said. “But she took it like an attack and it wasn’t.”

According to Singer, bringing up Frankel’s daughter was merely an attempt to connect with the Skinnygirl mogul.

“Looking back watching it, what I was really trying to do was relate to her mommy to mommy,” she explained. “I did not bring it up to embarrass her. I did not bring it up to insult her. I first just brought it up to her very gently. I said to her, ‘I know you were in the press very recently a lot.’ I didn’t say, ‘I know you were in the press because you bared your breast and you were having sex on top of a water bed!’ ”

“These are pictures all over the press and it brought me back to the time that [former RHONY star Alex McCord] was nude in the press in all the magazines and my daughter was at a very elite private school and people were showing around the pictures — all the older kids,” Singer added. “And it put her and me in a very bad position. So I was concerned for her like, ‘Is everything okay?’ ”

As viewers know, Frankel didn’t take it that way — snapping back, leaving their dinner conversation, and skipping Singer’s dinner party the next day.
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Eden Sassoon Says She’s Not Returning to ‘RHOBH’: ‘I Feel Free’


USmagazine.com:
There’s room for another housewife in 90210. Eden Sassoon confirmed via Facebook on Wednesday, May 4, that she won’t be returning to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. A source previously told Us Weekly, in the new issue on newsstands now, that Sassoon would “likely not be returning.”

"I want to BE the one to share with everyone this news. I WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO #RHOBH NEXT SEASON," the Pilates guru wrote. "In receiving this #news I feel free & ALIVE to BE the REAL ME that was not shown to the #bravo world of viewers. I truly am #grateful for the experience & huge life lessons I was up against."

Sassoon made her Bravo debut during season 7 of RHOBH and clashed with nearly all of her costars, particularly Kim and Kyle Richards

As fans of the show will remember, Sassoon got into hot water after she questioned Kim Richards’ sobriety and repeated that Lisa Rinna said that Kim was near death.  

The hair salon owner, who is the daughter of Vidal Sassoon, teased that her reality TV days might not be over though. 

"Remember an END is just a NEW BEGINNING...I will be in full force with #love #hugs #truth and #compassion which are all things that make me shine," she wrote on Facebook. “Another chapter in #EdenLoveStory thank you @evolutionusa you know I truly Luv to LOVE YOU! @bravorhobh may u continue to create fun #drama always.”
RELATED:  Eden Sassoon 'Finally Finds Her Words' in Explosive Attack on Lisa Rinna in 'RHOBH' Finale (Video)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

NeNe Leakes Wants Porsha Williams and Phaedra Parks Kicked Off 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta'



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Gizelle Bryant Says It's Ok To Haze 'Potomac' Newcomers


BravoTV.com:
To say that Gizelle Bryant hasn't gotten along with new Real Housewives of Potomac lady on the block, Monique Samuels, would be a bit of an understatement, to say the least. Their first meeting at high tea seemed more like an interrogation, their hookah night out was similarly shade-filled, and Gizelle struck out when she was caught whispering about Monique in her own home during game night, before getting asked to leave the RHOP newbie's home. 

This isn't the first time that there's been some tension between Gizelle and a new member of the group. Gizelle memorably had a lot of prying questions for Ashley Darby about her husband, Michael Darby, when they first met last season. Sensing a possible pattern here, Karen Huger even went so far as to say that Gizelle enjoys hazing newbies.

Gizelle told The Daily Dish in April that she doesn't agree with what Karen said, but she added that "a little bit of hazing ain't bad." "However, Monique came to the group via Charrisse [Jackson Jordan], so she was already gonna get some shade. That's just on association," Gizelle explained. "Had she come from Robyn [Dixon], then I would have probably welcomed her with open arms immediately."

Remember that when Gizelle first met Monique at the high tea, she and Charrisse were still in the midst of their intense beef. Gizelle said that if she and Charrisse were on better terms at that time, "it would have been all good" between her and Monique from the start. "But, you know what? Monique was new. Ashley was new. And Ashley held her own quite well, and I love Ashley," Gizelle shared. "So we'll see what happens with Miss Monique."
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

After Being Exposed As A Liar, Fans Want Phaedra Parks Fired From RHOA


Bossip.com:
After part 3 of the explosive RHOA Reunion, pissed off fans are urging producers to give a housewife the boot—for real this time. On Sunday’s episode, all eyes were on Phaedra Parks after she at first faced off with Porsha’s bestie Shamea Morton who called her out for allegedly trying to holler at her ex.
Shamea: “I told you don’t go so hard for her. I’m just telling you to be careful. You don’t know where her vagina has been seeing as though she tried to holler at my ex.”
Phaedra: Please stop saying that I was trying to holler at your ex…
Shamea: “I’m not talking to you.”
Phaedra: “Girl, bye!”
and after her Frack Porsha apologized to Shamea…
“I want to publicly apologize for whatever I did, whatever I said, however you felt,” said Porsha. “I love you. When it came to Phaedra and what she was saying, I was caught up in the tea and what was going on, I was wrong.”
even more drama ensued.
Just as the credits were about to roll on the show, the rumor that’s been speculated for weeks was confirmed. It was indeed Phaedra Parks who started those insane allegations that Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker wanted to drug Porsha Williams to take advantage of her in their “sex dungeon.”
“I was served a cease and desist by Kandi, and I no longer can speak on the subject,” said Porsha. “What I want to do is have Phaedra speak because she’s the one who told me that Kandi said that.”
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