Thursday, August 31, 2017

Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer Continue Feud on 'RHONY' Reunion Part 3


People.com:
It appears Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer‘s pact to stop making “nasty” attacks towards each other has fizzled.

In a PEOPLE exclusive clip from part three of the Real Housewives of New York City reunion, which airs Wednesday, the RHONY stars go head-to-head to discuss their season 9 feud that included Singer bringing up Frankel’s naked film past in the context of her 6-year-old daughter Bryn.

“Shouldn’t you allow Ramona to apologize for her outbursts this year?” host Andy Cohen repeated a fan-submitted question for Frankel, who replied: “If it ended there, yeah.”

Costar Luann D’Agostino chimed in to defend the Skinnygirl founder, 46, saying, “You know the difference? Children. You do not go after anyone’s children.”

Though the 60-year-old denied going after Bryn intentionally (and attempted to apologize many times), the Singer Stinger could not be tamed when asked if she “resents Bethenny’s success.”

“I’m proud of Bethenny’s success. I mean I was self-made by the time I was 30. She was self-made by the time she was 37,” Singer said as Frankel rolled her eyes. “I feel there’s a lot of mirror images to us even though she doesn’t see it. We’re both strong, opinionated women. I mean, I respect her utmost.”
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Phaedra Parks Catches The Holy Spirit in Church


TMZ.com:
Phaedra Parks channeled her inner Whoopi Goldberg and rocked her little heart out in the house of worship.

The 'RHOA' star hit up the Atlanta Dream Center for a Friday night service that also doubled as the album release party for her friend and gospel singer, Tasha Cobbs Leonard ... who, btw, is taking heat from the gospel community for featuring Nicki Minaj in one of her tracks.

More than 500 people packed the center, many of whom got down to the holy rhythm. Phaedra was there with friends and is clearly washed over by the Holy Spirit.

Don't fight the feeling ... 
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Is Tamra Judge Going to Give Peggy Sulahian a Second Chance?



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Cynthia Bailey Goes Instagram-Official with Her Boyfriend Motivational Speaker Will Jones


People.com:
Cynthia Bailey‘s personal life is heating up in Hotlanta.

Four months after finalizing her divorce from ex-husband Peter Thomas, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star made her new relationship Instagram-official, sharing a cuddly picture with motivational speaker Will Jones.

The pair are all smiles aboard a yacht in the selfie, posted Monday. Bailey, 50, also alluded to new love in a snapshot of her strutting down a dock, writing, “He’s got me feeling pretty special.”

Bailey and Thomas separated in 2016 and divorced last March, remaining open about their marital troubles on the Bravo reality show. Despite their split, the two remain friends.

“I’m really pleased with the way we handled our divorce,” Bailey told PEOPLE at the time. “I did not want to be mean, or ugly, or ratchet about it. I chose to be in my marriage. I was happy for many years in my marriage and a lot of great things came out of my marriage. I’m good, we’re good.”
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Monday, August 28, 2017

Meghan Edmonds Talks 'Drama Ahead' on 'Real Housewives of Orange County'


HuffPo.com:
Meghan King Edmonds is in many ways an underrated “Real Housewife “in the Bravo franchise. Part of the cast of Real Housewives of Orange County (RHOC) she reportedly almost didn’t become a main cast member this season since she spends significant time away from the OC. Thankfully, however, she is back and I’m glad. She’s an outspoken woman unafraid to verbalize her concerns and address the elephants in the room. What viewers don’t see on TV is how she is also an ardent feminist and passionate about social justice issues. On RHOC, she was the one that famously got to the bottom of Brooks Ayer’s cancer claim, exposing Vicki Gunvalson’s (now former) boyfriend for the fraud he was. 
Unlike prior seasons, the drama on RHOC - which is really the “magic” of any Housewives show - has been notably stilted so far in Season 12. It seems that the ladies filmed separately and there’s chemistry lacking between cast members. New addition Peggy Sulahian, who has been in the U.S. since she was a year old and was an English major in college (according to her daughters), seems to be either word-challenged or putting on an act, while insane accusations fuel the blogs and social media. 
The Internet fodder is more fiery than the dynamics between the ladies on TV, so I had to ask Meghan: What in the hell is up with that? I instantly felt like she was a friend I could commiserate with because she understood my sentiment that the ladies generally weren’t “bringing it” this season. As you’ll read in our discussion below, she did assure me that there is major drama up ahead when the cast takes their annual trip - this time to Iceland. 
I listened to your recent interview with comedian Kate Casey on her podcast Reality Life. I agree with Kate: I understood the sadness you felt when you discovered you weren’t carrying both of the embryos you had implanted. I feel bad that you got criticism for that, but I’m happy you were able to have your daughter Aspen.
Thank you. I’m obviously so thankful and appreciative and I adore my daughter and love her more than anything, but at the time and especially in that moment you saw on TV, it was a loss. I felt it and there were emotions hitting me. I wasn’t expecting the negative viewer reaction to that.
What’s really bizarre and interesting about this season of RHOC is that there seems to be little drama onscreen as compared to whats on the blogs and on social media.
I know, right?! it’s so weird. I don’t understand that! I feel like people are taking the blogs really seriously this year. It hasn’t really happened like this before.
It feels like everyone filmed separately and I’m not seeing as many of the dynamics between the ladies as compared to last season.
That’ what Kate Casey said too. I feel like it’s not that way. The executive producer said to me that she really wishes we could film more individual stuff because she felt like there was so much happening within each of the ladies lives, and she wishes she could film more private things.
Who of your cast mates do you see when you’re not filming?
I’m good friends with Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador. I was also close with Kelly Dodd and we would talk and hang out now and then. It’s hard currently because Jimmy and I summer in Idaho and it’s this kind of escape like an adult summer camp. We sort of disappear there and then will come back to Orange County, then hop around to Saint Louis until baseball season ends in October...The life that I live is so unrelatable, my friends (off of the show) can’t even understand it. I see the ladies when I’m in town, but traveling is so non-stop for me that I don’t even get to see my family.
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D’Andra Simmons: “I’m The Kind Of Housewife That If I Don’t Like Something, I Am Going To Tell You”!


HuffPo.com:
If there was every anyone that was born to be one of “The Real Housewives of Dallas” it’s D’Andra Simmons. With an extensive charity background and a Dallas pedigree, Simmons is giving the ladies of Dallas something to talk about indeed! I got a chance to have a talk with D’Andra about her new role in life as a “Real Housewife”, what her mother Dee thinks about being the mom of a “Housewife” (hint-she loves it!) and what we may be able to expect from the newest gal to hit the newest Housewives franchise. 
You have hit “The Real Housewives of Dallas” this year and after only a couple of episodes you are fast becoming a fan favorite. Many people, particularly in Dallas circles, thought you would be one of the first ladies in the cast last year. The reason I didn’t come on board initially is that they were working on it being patterned after a different show, and then it became a “Housewives” show. If you ask me, there should have been a “Housewives” in Dallas a long time ago, Dallas is the perfect place for a show like that! By the time I found out about the show, I wanted to see what it would be like, how the girls would interact, and just see how it went. I also had to think about what was going on in my life and I was also chairing a bunch of big events and I had been doing that since 2004 straight on. In regards to being respectful to the people that were counting on me, I had to be sure that the timing was going to be perfect in terms of doing something that I had not been doing before. 
I think that you and Kameron both are a perfect fit for the cast. Did you watch last year or did you only get to catch glimpses of the ladies here and there? I did watch, because LeeAnne (Locken) is my friend and Carey (Deuber) and I have known each other for years. I did watch and I was curious as to what would happen after I decided I was not going to be a part of it. I am also a fan of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” because I think it is very similar, with Lisa Vanderpump for example, being very similar to other business woman. I also am a fan of “New York” and have watched those franchises, and I am also getting into “Orange County” now a little bit than I had been before. 

Is being an official “Housewife” what you thought it would be and more? Well it is a little bit. I think one thing that is interesting to me is the power of a Housewife, I did not realize that. It shocks me how many people love the Housewives. The whole power of a “Bravolebrity” is not something I was familiar with. There are so many people who are excited. I was not really as involved with Twitter until the last four months maybe, and there are so many people that are excited, I mean they are just fanatics! You do have the people that hate on you for one reason or another too, Maybe you put your pants on wrong or don’t have the right nail polish, they are going to find a reason to not like you. That is the hard part for me, I’m a sensitive little girl sometimes, people just seem to find a reason not to like you. I’m just going to kind of not take it personally. 
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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Bethenny Thinks Luann's "Penthouse" is Pretentious As F---- (Season 9, Episode 21)



Does Bethenny ever realize what a hypocrite she can be?

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Dog Rescuer Who Sued Lisa Vanderpump Lose Lawsuit & Forced to Shut Down Shelter


PageSix.com:
Hollywood dog rescuer Lizzie Scherer was forced to shut down her controversial Saving Spot rescue by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra last week.

“Understand that when the Attorney General’s Office issues a cease-and-desist order, it’s not because it’s the first time we knock on someone’s door and say you’re doing something wrong,” Becerra told CBS LA, which reported on Scherer last May and discovered her tax-exempt status had been revoked by the IRS.

Separately, Scherer and her charity director Ira DeWitt went after “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump and husband Ken Todd last month, seeking $500,000 for breach of contract, fraud and physical assault after a dispute over the shelter. The case against the reality show canine couple has been thrown out.

“There is a legal issue and a moral issue, just because they got off on a legal technicality doesn’t excuse their actions,” DeWitt told us. Their lawyer Lisa Bonner added, “We had no choice but to dismiss after we filed because of a corporate issue that happened after we filed.

Lisa told the Daily Mail on Friday, “I am pleased that we stood steadfast against these egregious claims.”
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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Carole Radziwill ‘Took a Step’ Away from Boyfriend Adam Kenworthy...But It's Not A Breakup


People.com:
Carole Radziwill made headlines this month when it was reported that she and boyfriend Adam Kenworthy had split.

But on Wednesday’s Real Housewives of New York City season 9 reunion part 2, the 54-year-old What Remains author revealed her relationship with Kenworthy wasn’t exactly black and white — refusing to call their scenario a breakup.

“It’s a step away,” Radziwill said. “And after six months of living together, we needed to take a moment.”

Radziwill and Kenworthy first met in 2014, while filming season 7 of RHONY (he was hired as a personal chef for Luann D’Agostino, and she was a guest at D’Agostino’s house). Though there were obstacles with their May-December romance (mainly that Kenworthy, 32, had previously dated D’Agostino’s niece Nicole Nadeau), their chemistry was all-but deniable — and they quickly formed one of the most charming and drama-free couplings in the history of the Bravo franchise.

This season, fans got to see a little bit of strife between the two, as Kenworthy temporarily moved into Radziwill’s Soho apartment. The situation wasn’t a good fit for the couple, which Radziwill admitted during a confessional. “Living together, our relationship evolved past the point where either of us felt comfortable,” she said. “I didn’t want to keep reminding him to pick up his socks. I’m not that girl.”
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Jacqueline Laurita's Husband Chris Liable for Fraud in Bankruptcy Case


NJ.com:
"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Christopher Laurita was found liable for fraud on Thursday by a federal judge in connection with a protracted bankruptcy case.

Chris Laurita's clothing firm Signature Apparel filed for bankruptcy in 2009. In 2010, Anthony Labrosciano, the person designated by the court to settle the company's affairs, filed a lawsuit against Chris and Jacqueline Laurita; Chris' brother and sister-in-law Joseph and Adeline Laurita; and another brother Anthony Laurita, for allegedly using Signature Apparel bank accounts to pay for private jets, lavish vacations and expensive cars.  

Joseph and Adeline Laurita settled their portion of the case in 2014 for $1 million, but Chris and Jacqueline as well as Anthony Laurita remained in litigation over the matter. 

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert E. Grossman for the Southern District of New York ruled on Thursday that Chris Laurita and management company Iconix, a subsidiary of Studio IP, were liable for fraud, negligent misrepresentation and tortious interference with contractual relations for diverting some of Signature Apparel's assets. Laurita was also found liable for breach of his fiduciary duty, and Iconix was found liable for aiding and abetting Laurita's fiduciary breach. 

Grossman also found Studio IP liable for breach of contract, and New Star -- another Chris Laurita compay -- was liable for unjust enrichment of $1.8 million. 

A hearing will now be set to determine the remainder of the damages. 

Earlier this year, lawyers representing Chris and Jacqueline Laurita asked to be removed from the case due to the couple's $290,000 in unpaid legal fees.
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Friday, August 25, 2017

Vicki Gunvalson Reportedly Refusing To Film With Tamra Judge


CelebrityInsider.com:
According to a source on set, the reality celeb told the producers that she does not intend to change her decision no matter what! Feuding stars of Real Housewives of Orange County Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge have been making things really difficult for the show’s entire team.

The 55-year-old Gunvalson reportedly refuses to film any more scenes with 49-year-old arch nemesis Tamra Judge.

Even worse, Judge totally agrees that it’s better if they don’t cross paths.

The insider explained that although this season the women managed to avoid any massive on screen fights, it was mainly because they barely filmed together at all.

In the negotiations for season 13, the Housewives are being even more difficult.

Apparently, the network doesn’t want to boot either of them, and they are well aware their presence is needed for ratings.

Because of that, they are blackmailing the show’s execs to get what they want.

‘Producers do not know what to do about it at this moment, and they are considering paying each one of them a substantial bonus to coexist in the same scenes together. They are the reason that the Orange County franchise continues to do so well,’ the trusty insider claimed.
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Bethenny Frankel Gets In-Depth About Her Torturous Divorce During Part 2 of the Real Housewives of New York City Reunion


EOnline.com:
Part one of The Real Housewives of New York City's season nine reunion special may have been all about Luann de Lesseps' doomed marriage to Tom D'Agostino, but it was a different failed romance that got put under the microscope when the special returned for part two.

After talk about Tinsley Mortimer's possible drinking problem and Sonja Morgan's bizarre love triangle with Rocco and (possible actor?) Frenchy, as well as a valiant attempt to get each woman to reveal who they voted for in the 2016 election, host Andy Cohen turned to Bethenny Frankel for an update on her love life and her ugly divorce from ex-husband Jason Hoppy. And while B may have remained tight-lipped about her suffering all season long with the other women, she did not hold back as she sat on that sofa.

After revealing that she was back together with Dennis Shields, as E! News had previously exclusively reported, Bethenny admitted to the world that she'd been doing a lot of work on herself in order to combat the damage the divorce and its ensuing drama had done. "I have my moments where I don't trust and I'm afraid. I've learned a lot about myself in the last year, year and a half. I've been working on myself more. I've been in therapy," she said, choking back tears. "I have a difficult time getting close to people, especially since my situation, I will not allow people in. Dennis has said, 'You will not allow me to love you.' Because it's very, very hard."

When Andy asked if she was worried about what Jason might say to their seven-year-old daughter Bryn when she's in his custody, Bethenny admitted that she'd chosen not to focus on that. "I can only worry about my side of the street," she said. "My message to my daughter is everybody loves you."

As talk turned to the suffering she'd endured as Jason was hit not once, but twice, with with charges of aggravated harassment and stalking, Andy asked if her decision to keep her cast mates in the dark had any influence on the way she interacted with them this season. "I'm sure it does because it is indescribable and inexplicable," she said. "And if someone wants to talk about a war zone in Israel, how are you going to explain that to someone? It's like, I'm not comparing this to actual war, but in my personal life, you can't even imagine the torment this has been. You can't even describe it. I just stifled it in because if I let any of it out, I'm just going to totally break down."
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Margaret Josephs Joins 'Real Housewives of New Jersey'


People.com:
A new blonde is being added to the group of brunettes who make up this season’s New Jersey Housewives!

When the eighth season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres in October, audiences will meet Housewife and businesswoman Margaret Josephs, who will join returning Housewives Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, and Siggy Flicker, as well as Danielle Staub, who appeared on seasons 1 and 2 of the Bravo reality series.

Here are five things to know about Josephs.

1. She’s a New Jersey native.
Josephs, 50, was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and moved to Tenafly, New Jersey, at the age of 24 to raise her three stepchildren with her first husband, Jan Josephs. Not long after tying the knot, the couple welcomed a child of their own — a son — before later divorcing. She then met the love of her life, a.k.a. “Super Joe” (a plumber and contractor); they eloped in 2013.


2. She graduated with a degree in fashion design.
If any of the Housewives need fashion advice, they can turn to Josephs — she has a degree in fashion design! Josephs graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in marketing and fashion design, and later went on to work as a dress designer in the heart of the New York Garment Center.


3. She’s a “powerhouse in pigtails.”
She may wear pigtails, but don’t mess with this blonde businesswoman! She’s earned the nickname of “powerhouse in pigtails” for good reason.


4. She’s the founder of her own company.
After earning her degree in marketing and fashion design, Josephs later went on to launch her own line of home accessories: Macbeth Collection by Margaret Josephs. Since launching, her company has grown into a lifestyle brand, covering fashion, beauty, tech and more.


5. You might have seen her on TV before.
She’s soon to star as one of the New Jersey Housewives, but Josephs has had her fair share of time in front of TV cameras — but in a far different capacity. As the founder of her own lifestyle brand, Josephs regularly utilizes her skills as a lifestyle expert on TV programs, where she shares her tips for organizing, accessorizing, and, of course, glamorizing.
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The Real Reason These Real Housewives Were Fired



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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Shannon Beador Wants to Open a Restaurant


EOnline.com:
Shannon Beador may be on a health food kick as she tries to lose weight, but she doesn't exactly have the full support of her entire family.

In this sneak peek of tonight's all-new episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, exclusive to E! News, she gets hit with the one-two punch of her kids feeding her healthy dinner to the dog under the table and her husband David not fully embracing her plans to open a healthy restaurant. (Yes, you read that right, Shannon is going into the restaurant business!)
Before talk about her successful meeting with her new business partner can even happen, the mood is soured when David questions whether Shannon's use of buttermilk to marinate her chicken is all that healthy as he shovels tortilla chips into his mouth. "I can not tell you how frustrating it is when you work to get a meal that's healthy on the table and your husband comes in and tries to cram as many chips in the five minute period before the dinner gets served on the table," Shannon rants in her confessional. (There is something slightly hypnotic about the sound of his chewing, however.)

When Shannon does finally tell her family that Chris Bright of Z Pizza fame has agreed to go into business with her as she develops her affordable healthy eating restaurant, her daughters appear to secretly give some of their food to the family dog (while confessing that their mom's healthy cooking is "disgusting" in an interview). As for David? He doesn't seem so sure about his wife's plan.

"The restaurant business can be a brutal business," he tells his wife.

"You know what, David. This is a very unique concept: affordable healthy eating," she replies. "And we might not make the profit margin that normal restaurants would make."

"Well, you have to have profitability to sustain yourself," he replies. And though he's not wrong, that's not exactly what his wife wanted to hear.
RELATED: Shannon Beador Opens Up About Tamra Judge's Support During the "Ups and Downs" of Her Weight Loss Journey

Cary Deuber Talks Making Nice with LeeAnne Locken


ETOnline.com:
Cary Deuber grabbed her star and got in formation for The Real Housewives of Dallas’ second season -- and she totally gets that that might sound crazy.

“Sometimes you think, is there something wrong with you?” she jokes to ET. “Are you mentally ill? No, you know what? In the end, I follow through with everything and I thought, I’m not done with this.”

Cary arguably had the hardest first season of the RHOD cast, with co-star LeeAnne Locken sharing “information” that called Cary’s marriage into question, all of which Cary adamantly denied. It got so bad, Cary even walked off the reunion show in tears. Still, she was ready for round two -- with the show, and LeeAnne.

“You know, LeeAnne approached me and apologized, and I felt better about it,” Cary shares. “I think I want to be her friend … but, you know, it takes some getting over.”

“It's gonna take a minute, boo,” she adds. “I'm not gonna just run over and be like, OK … I'm definitely putting forth the effort, but you're going to have to wait and see what happens with that.”

Cary teases that fans will see “a little bit of bonding” between her and LeeAnne this season, but wouldn’t say whether that leads to a lasting relationship. 

Monday, August 21, 2017

What's the Deal With Sonja Morgan's Relationships?



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Cynthia Bailey Talks Love Life and Swears Her $34 Readers "Will Complement Your Whole Situation"


EOnline.com:
Seasons may change, but Cynthia Bailey Eyewear never goes out of style.

As Real Housewives of Atlanta fans know, Cynthia Bailey has been slowly building a fashion and accessories empire with her line of eyewear, travel luggage and more.

And while cameras may be rolling on a new season of her hit Bravo reality show, Cynthia is reaching a huge milestone in her career. She's making her debut on QVC today with a set of two readers.

"They're going to complement your whole situation: face, clothes, everything. You can proudly pull out your readers at the dinner table with your husband or boyfriend to read the menu because they're fabulous," Cynthia shared with E! News exclusively. "They look great."

Priced at just $34.50, Cynthia's readers don't exactly follow "super, super trendy" styles. Instead, the designer went with "chic, timeless, classic" looks.
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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Peggy Sulahian Responds To 'Troubled Marriage' Rumors


RadarOnline.com:
Peggy Sulahian just unleashed an explosive rant over her “troubled marriage” to husband Diko after RadarOnline.com exclusively uncovered a divorce bombshell between the RHOC couple. As Radar previously reported, Diko secretly filed for divorce from Peggy in 1996.

Despite Peggy’s constant claims of having the perfect marriage to her partner of over 20 years, Radar obtained court documents proving Dikran K. Sulahian filed a petition for dissolution of marriage against Peggy Atteukenian (the reality mom’s maiden name) on April 24 of that year.

Peggy took to her Bravo blog on Tuesday to dispute tales of a troubled marriage. “As you can see, I have an amazing relationship with my husband Diko,” Peggy insisted. She also pointed out a scene during Monday night’s episode in which she and Diko’s playful and loving nature was revealed as they giggled over the Armenian beauty’s misunderstanding of the popular American phrase “beating a dead horse.” “We have the best of times being silly, with love and laughter, even having fun with a topic of idioms such as ‘beating a dead horse,'” she wrote.

Peggy insinuated the phrase goes perfectly with the troubled marriage rumors she’s currently facing. “I googled it later, to find out it meant something pointless to discuss since it’s been discussed so many times already; he’s so right.”

As Radar readers know, the two were married on April 29, 1995 and separated less than one year later, on March 29, 1996. According to the Los Angeles Superior Court documents, the divorce was finalized on December 11, 1996, by Judge Robert A. Schinder. Neither party was present when the marriage was officially dissolved.
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Brandi Redmond Talks Marriage Struggles After Challenging Year


BravoTV.com:
Brandi Redmond wasn't afraid to open up about the good, the bad and the ugly of her personal life last season of The Real Housewives of Dallas, especially when it came to her marital issues with husband Bryan Redmond. The RHOD mom shared how she felt distant with her hubby and even revealed that he said he wanted a divorce after how she acted during one wild night at the strip club last season. 

But what a difference a season makes, because Brandi and Bryan are in a totally different place these days. "Bryan and I are amazing. If you go back, if you look at what we went through, I think it was a learning lesson for both of us. We learned to communicate better and just reflecting back on that, it was actually a blessing, because we were able to pull ourselves together, go through counseling, and really focus on the things that we really needed to to make our marriage better," Brandi recently gushed to The Daily Dish. "I love that I had the opportunity to come back and show it to everybody. It makes me smile."

The RHOD couple got to such a good place that they even renewed their vows in front of their closest friends and family in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, last year. "I think what's funny is we were all wearing pretty dresses, the girls, and my husband comes out with all the guys, and they're all wearing robes and then they take them all off and they're in little whitey-tidys. And I'm like, 'Wait, I can't post these pictures,'" Brandi said of one hilarious and memorable moment during the big day. "It was fun, and I think it was more intimate, and we needed it."

Brandi teased that we'll see more of Bryan's fun side this season of RHOD, which fans may not have seen much of in the past. "He was very closed off. He was scared because he didn't know what we were getting ourselves into," Brandi said of the way Bryan came off during Season 1. "And this season, I think you're going to be very surprised with Bryan because his personality really shines and he relaxed and he was himself and he had fun doing it." 

Though Brandi said Bryan doesn't watch the show, reliving Season 1 proved to be a valuable experience as she approached working on her marriage. "Bryan and I's relationship and everything we went through last season, it definitely made us stronger," she said.
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd Talk New Season of 'Real Housewives of Orange County'



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Joanna Krupa and Romain Zago Amicably Finalize Divorce


EOnline.com:
It's officially over for Joanna Krupa and husband Romain Zago.

The former Real Housewives of Miami star and the Miami nightclub owner finalized their divorce in a Miami courtroom on Thursday, court records show, a month after they both filed papers to end their four-year marriage. Krupa, 38, and Zago, 44, have no children together.

Neither of them asked for alimony. The two provided the judge with signed copies of a confidential post-nuptial agreement and told them they both signed voluntarily and understand the conditions, according to DailyMail.com, which first reported the news.

Krupa and Zago had previously divided up their assets privately with a Marital Settlement Agreement, E! News had learned.

"Joanna and Romain successfully and amicably resolved all matters; both remain friends and desire the best for each other," a lawyer for the exes said last month.
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Friday, August 18, 2017

Meghan King Edmonds Dishes on "RHOC" Season 12



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Bethenny Frankel Extends Support to Jill Zarin's Husband Bobby Amid Cancer Battle


EOnline.com:
Bethenny Frankel put her rocky history with Jill Zarin aside in order to show her support for Jill's husband, Bobby Zarin, as he continues to battle cancer.

As you may recall, the former Real Housewives of New York City stars haven't spoken in quite some time after their fallout several years ago. But all of that has changed as of recently.

E! News can confirm Bethenny put the drama aside, sending the Zarin family a thoughtful gift during this difficult time.

In fact, Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stranger joined Heather McDonald's podcast Juicy Scoop earlier this week and dished more details about the situation..

"Bobby's dying. He doesn't have a lot of time," Patti said. "This is not something to play around with. Network antics aside, me and Andy [Cohen] have been texting and e-mailing, and this last week, Bethenny did send a basket of goodies to Bobby."

Patti continued, "At the end of the day, if you get sick—like Bobby—you need support, and we can all get sick."
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jacqueline Laurita Claims To Be Happy To Be ‘On the Outside’ of ‘RHONJ’


PageSix.com:
Jacqueline Laurita is over the drama of being a “Housewife.”

After Page Six exclusively reported in March that Laurita will not be returning to “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” she explained to us that the decision to leave was her own.

“They had given me a start date,” she told us. “A couple days later they expressed concern that I wasn’t getting along with a few of the girls and they were like, ‘How’s this going to look authentic if you don’t want to be hanging out with each other?’”

“They wanted me to come on and start filming part-time to see how the storyline unfolded and then [said they] maybe would make me full-time,” she explained while promoting her health and beauty book “Get It!” at an event hosted by fitness app POPiN on Thursday night. “They weren’t guaranteeing full-time, so for me to film all season long under all that stress and drama to not have a guaranteed full-time [spot] was not worth it for me, so I said no.”

Cameras had followed Laurita’s on-again, off again friendship with fellow “Housewife” Teresa Giudice, whom Laurita subtly referred to her while signing copies of the book she co-wrote with Jene Luciani (author of “The Bra Book”).
A fan, coincidentally with the same first name as Giudice, prompted Laurita to quip, “I know a few Teresas.”

And as for why the workings behind Laurita’s latest venture — which was released in May — were never captured on camera?

“You can only promote so many books on the show, you know?”
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Cynthia Bailey's Ex-Husband Peter Thomas Has a Spin-off Show in the Works with Bravo


TMZ.com:
Peter Thomas -- the guy who brought a knife to a ... well ... fight -- could be getting his own spin-off show after splitting from Cynthia Bailey on 'RHOA.'

Production sources tell us Peter and Bravo started filming a pilot focusing on his club in Charlotte, NC, Club One -- think "Vanderpump Rules."

We're told the show will cover Peter's life owning and managing the club in the aftermath of his breakup with Cynthia last year on 'Real Housewives of Atlanta.' We're told it's highly unlikely Cynthia will come on as a guest.

You'll recall ... Peter pulled a box cutter on Kenya Moore's ex, Matt Jordan, in March during a brawl the 2 had in the middle of a radio interview. At the time, he claimed self-defense.

We're told the network is happy with what it's seeing and it's looking like the show will make air.
Hey ... why wouldn't it? The drama's so thick, you could cut it with a ... forget it.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Have Carole Radziwill and Boyfriend Adam Kenworthy Called It Quits?


People.com:
What’s going on between Carole Radziwill and Adam Kenworthy?

The Real Housewives of New York City star and the chef first sparked breakup rumors last week after Radziwill, 53, unfollowed Kenworthy, 32, on Instagram. Now, Entertainment Tonight is reporting the two have called it quits — but a source close to the Bravo star tells PEOPLE it’s not that simple.

“They took a break — but they still spend a lot of time together,” says the source. “It’s still unclear. It’s not black or white. The truth is they have an unconventional relationship, and they’re in an in-between stage.”

A rep for Radziwill declined to comment when reached by PEOPLE.

“He moved out, but he never really moved in permanently,” continues the source, referencing a June episode of RHONY that depicted Kenworthy moving out of Radziwill’s apartment. “They took a trip right before the reunion. But it’s not a conventional situation.”

Radziwill has previously admitted that living under the same roof wasn’t a good fit for the couple.

“Living together, our relationship evolved past the point where either of us felt comfortable,” she said during a RHONY confessional. “I didn’t want to keep reminding him to pick up his socks. I’m not that girl.”

“It’s time for him to have his own place,” she added. “I’m not sad. I think six months of living together was a lot for me, you know? It’s not like we don’t love each other. I feel like there’s balance again. Our relationship is not one where we should be living together.”
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Vicki Gunvalson Speaks on Wanting More Grandkids and Shannon Beador Blaming Her For Gaining Weight



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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ramona Singer Shares Advice She Gave To Luann de Lesseps After Divorce Reveal


Bravo.com:
Ramona Singer was one of the first Real Housewives of New York City to reach out to pal Luann de Lesseps following the news that she and husband Tom D'Agostino would be divorcing. The RHONY entrepreneur tweeted "I am so sad for you" in response to Luann's divorce announcement on Twitter earlier this month.

Well, Ramona has been in touch with Luann since her breakup, and she has continued to console her friend during this difficult time. "We've texted each other. We've talked about how my heart is really broken for her because I know when something ends, it's really, it's horrible," Ramona recently told E! News. "And I know she had her heart and soul in this relationship. And once she decided she wanted to marry him, we were all behind her 100 percent. And she really was never happier than when she decided to marry him, and I never saw her happier. So I'm really sad for her, I really am."

Ramona gave some more insight into the relationship during a recent interview with Extra. "I think Luann is a person who, like every woman, wants the white picket fence and the knight in shining armor," she explained. "Of course, that doesn't always exist, but we still want for it and hope for it, and that's what she was hoping for." 

Ramona and the rest of the RHONY gang will have more to say about Tom when the ladies sit down for this season's reunion, which kicks off on Wednesday at 9/8c.
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Stephanie Hollman Reveals Big Changes She Made Going into Season 2 of 'Real Housewives of Dallas'


AOL.com:
This ain't her first rodeo, but Stephanie Hollman still made some changes going into Season 2 of "Real Housewives of Dallas."

The mother of two, who charmed Bravo loyalists last year with her quippy one-liners and her playful friendship with Brandi Redmond, recently opened up to AOL Entertainment about the pressure she felt while filming Season 1 and her new approach going into Season 2.

"Last year I felt like it was so serious," she explained to us. "I was so nervous all the time, and it's hard to trust the process when you're not sure what's going to happen. This time around was very different for me, though, because I trust Bravo and Bravo's fans more [than I did before]. I trust the process. It's easier to let your guard down when you do that."

One way that Hollman was able to relax a bit more during the four-month filming process was to reevaluate her household's dynamic in order to be more realistic about how much she could have on her plate at one time.

"I was smarter this year! Last year, juggling the kids going to and from school, that was a real struggle for me," she continued. "If things ran over with filming, I couldn't just call the school and be like, 'Sorry!' I never wanted to be that mom that's not dependable, so we hired an assistant/house manager just to get everything done. I just realized that I don't do well under stress, and I wanted to make sure my kids never felt like they couldn't do the things that they always could."

Hollman's struggle with dealing with stress was proven when she suffered a string of three car accidents while filming the show's first season. It was a scary reminder to take a step back.

"I don't know if you noticed, but last year I had three different cars during the ten episodes, because I had three different accidents during filming," she revealed to AOL Entertainment. "I would get so flustered! I wrecked my car, my loaner car and then my car again. I lost my insurance, so I also had to get someone to drive me around [this season]."
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Monday, August 14, 2017

Danielle Staub’s Bathroom Romp With BF Caught By ‘RHONJ’ Cameras


RadarOnline.com:
Danielle Staub still can’t keep her romps to herself, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.

The RHONJ star stopped her sex tape from leaking after she left the show eight years ago, but now her rendezvous with her new man Marty Caffrey could be aired on Bravo!

Multiple insiders confirmed to Radar that Staub and Caffrey had sex in the bathroom while filming the opening celebrations at Gorga’s Homemade Pasta & Pizza in May — and her costars were far from impressed from her humble brags about his ejaculation on her shoe.

Dolores Catania went nuts calling her a pig,” an insider said, noting that Catania made it clear there were children present at Teresa Giudice, Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorgas family event.

The insiders did not mention if Staub’s daughters, Jillian and Christine, were in attendance.
Staub, 55, and Caffrey, 65, began dating in April 2016, just seven months before she teased her TV return to Radar. Their relationship began shortly after she split from fiancĂ©e Joe Masalta.

“My new relationship is public so whatever I do whether it’s this show or another show or anything I do with my life, yes, it’s here to been seen,” she told Radar at the time.
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New Dallas 'Wife Kameron Westcott Calls Her Husband Hobbit



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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Kathy Wakile Speaks On Her Longtime Friendship with Jill Zarin


PageSix.com:
As Jill Zarin continues to cope with husband Bobby’s cancer diagnosis, the former Bravo star knows she can lean on a fellow “Housewife.”

“Jill and I met about six or seven years ago at an event and we hit it off right away,” “New Jersey” alum Kathy Wakile told Page Six on Friday. “The thing I love about Jill is that she’s a real girlfriend. She gives everything of herself and she wants to help you no matter what.”

Kathy, 51, who was in attendance for Jill’s Luxury Luncheon in the Hamptons late last month, recalled a “bittersweet undertone” as Bobby remained in the hospital battling thyroid cancer. When she connected with Jill days later at a separate event, it appeared Bobby was on the mend.

“I had asked about Bobby, about how he was doing, and she said, ‘You know what, he’s on this experimental medicine and he’s taking a turn around and he’s feeling really great. It’s nothing short of a miracle,'” Kathy revealed.

After making plans to meet up, Kathy and husband Richie were pleased to see Jill and Bobby ahead of dinner at New York eatery Tony Di Napoli’s.

“I had expected to see him in a wheelchair and the wheelchair was there, but Bobby was walking,” Kathy said. “He was feeling great, looking thin, a little weak, but still really good. And it just shows the positivity, the positive thoughts, that don’t-ever-give-up attitude, and Jill’s amazing at his side.”

She continued, “She’s so encouraging, not sitting around, ‘Oh, this is the diagnosis,’ they’re just pushing through each day with whatever they have and knowing not to do too much, but still, you know, living life.”
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Kim Zolciak Slams Kenya Moore’s Birthday Message To Husband After Quickie Wedding


RadarOnline.com:
The Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Kenya Moore‘s bitter feud is continuing.

In a Friday night Instagram post, Moore celebrated her husband Marc Daly‘s birthday in New York with a loving picture of the two of them and a caption that read, “Happy Birthday to my husband my one and only my everything. Your wife for life #MrsDaly.”

But when “The Shade Room” decided to repost Moore’s missive, Zolciak weighed in with just one word, as E! News reported, “Lies!!”

As Radar has reported, the battle between the two RHOA stars began with Moore questioning Zolciak’s finances, and mother-of-six Zolciak throwing shade at the beauty queen’s quickie wedding.

Then the two women got into an explosive argument at Nene Leakes‘’ “white party” after Zolciak, 39, confronted Moore, 46, about spreading rumors about her money troubles with hubby Kroy Biermann, 31.
Also, “Kenya came into the party flashing her wedding ring and calling Kim jealous that she took her spot on RHOA,” an insider told Radar. Moore shocked fans by walking down the aisle with Daly in a secret ceremony in St. Lucia this June, with Bravo cameras not present. The marriage has raised eyebrows as Moore was previously accused of faking things with her previous boyfriend to get publicity.
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Friday, August 11, 2017

'Real Housewives of New York': The Official Reunion First Look



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Tamra Judge: 'I Would Never Abuse, Hurt or Neglect' My Daughter


FOXNews.com:
"Real Housewives of Orange County" star Tamra Judge is defending her parenting despite what her estranged daughter says. 

Judge, 49, took to Instagram on Wednesday to address daughter Sidney Barney's Facebook post that accused her of being a neglectful parent, People Magazine reported. 

"I want to say thank you to everyone that has reached out to me to see if I’m okay. I/We are trying our best to enjoy our vacation. Thank you to my Mom who is not taking this very well and feels the need to defend me. I love you Mom," Judge wrote in a since-deleted caption.

Judge is in Aruba renewing her vows with husband Eddie Judge amid the drama. On Monday night, Barney, who lives with her father Simon Barney, Judge's ex-husband, posted a lengthy Facebook message saying her mother was "mentally and emotionally abusive." 

"The reasons I left my mothers house are that she was neglectful (leaving us at home with no food or simply ignoring us entirely), she constantly put herself first and the biggest reason was that she was mentally and emotionally abusive. She was no mother to me," the 18-year-old wrote.
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sonja Morgan Is 'Done' with Former Flame (& Luann's Ex) Tom D'Agostino



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Tamra Judge Calls Gretchen Rossi a 'Thirsty Wannabe' After She Comes to Estranged Daughter's Defense


People.com:
On Tuesday afternoon, Judge, 49, took to Instagram and wrote a negative post about 38-year-old Rossi, in which she called her a “thirsty wannabe” and “#obsessedfreak.”

I usually don’t give this troll any attention because it’s exactly what she wants. But after years of her bashing me and now reaching out to my daughter I must say. Gretchen you are the biggest piece of s— I’ve ever met. Move on with your sad empty childless life and stay out of mine you thirsty wannabe,” Judge wrote. 

“You are obsessed with my life and I haven’t even seen or spoke to you in 5 years. #MoveOn You have NO IDEA What my family is going through or what the truth is, Nor do you care. It’s just an opportunity for you to get your name in the press. #obsessedfreak,” Judge continued. “Funny you of all people should be talking about morals . You have none!

The attack on Rossi comes a day after Judge’s estranged daughter, Sidney Barney, unloaded on the Real Housewives of Orange County star in a lengthy Facebook post, where she claimed that Judge “was no mother to me.”

In an effort to extend her support, Rossi left a comment on 18-year-old Barney’s Facebook post, encouraging her to “stay strong.”

“You have no idea how your brave words are helping so many who have been wronged by your Mother’s manipulation and lies as well….so thank you for being brave enough to speak the truth,” Rossi commented. “I am so sorry your mother and your family is going through any of this, especially publicly, but continue to stay strong. Your morals and strength are commendable and inspiring.”

But Judge evidently didn’t appreciate Rossi chiming in on the personal family matter: her Instagram attack was sparked by Rossi’s comment and featured a screenshot of the RHOC alum’s message. Judge’s Instagram post has since been deleted and Rossi has yet to publicly respond.
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Ana Quincoces Has a Solution for Single Women


MiamiHerald.com:
Ana Quincoces likes to think of herself as a fierce, independent, single woman, but everyone needs a little help sometimes

Especially with zippers. 

You know what we are talking about, ladies. 

When you don’t have anyone to zip you up, what’s a woman to do?

“Necessity is the mother of invention,” said Quincoces, who came up with a product called ZipEaze, a gadget with a clip that hangs from a zebra print lanyard. “My kids moved away. I was all alone, sitting around in a bathrobe, sipping martinis and smoking cigarettes.” (That’s a joke, folks.)
One memorable night the divorced mother of two was even forced to sleep in a particularly tricky high-necked jumpsuit. 

That’s when she started using her noggin.

“I thought, ‘I can’t be the only person with this problem,’ ” said the former “Real Housewives of Miami” star, who found a lanyard in a drawer and attached a clip to it — and voila. “It took me about 45 minutes struggling, but I was able to finally get the zipper up and down. I said, ‘I’ll come up with something and use that premise.’”

ZipEaze, which can be found on zipeaze.com and may be in some brick-and-mortar stores soon, isn’t all Quincoces has going on. Her line of Skinny Latina marinades are doing well and the “The Next Food Network Star” finalist is developing new flavors for fall.
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Tamra Judge's Estranged Daughter Sidney Calls Her ''Mentally and Emotionally Abusive''


EOnline.com:
Tamra Judge has hit a severe road bump in an ongoing attempt to make amends with her daughter. 

Sidney Barney, 18, slammed the Real Housewives of Orange County star in a lengthy Facebook message shared Monday evening, accusing Tamra of neglecting her three youngest children and inflicting mental and emotional abuse on them throughout her divorce from their father, Simon Barney.

She also claimed Tamra went against her promise to refrain from publicly sharing photos from her recent college graduation, which Sidney described as another example of Judge "[putting] herself, her fame, her reputation, and her bank account before me."

Barney wrote, "I want to start by clearing some things up as my mother continues to talk about me despite me requesting her to stop speaking of me publically as I don't want to be associated with her or the show. For starters, I did not move out when my parents got a divorce nor did I chose my father's side in the divorce. My parents separated in 2010, I moved out of my mother's house in 2013. Me leaving has nothing to do with the divorce, it has to do with the living conditions at my mother's house and the way she treated me and still treats me today."
"In regards to choosing sides," she continued, "I actually chose my mother's side when my parents separated. This was due to the fact that my mother, the true parent alienator, would constantly talk negatively about my father in front of me and my siblings, putting us kids in the middle of my parents' arguments."
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