Saturday, February 18, 2017

Kyle Richards Talks Erika Girardi's Upcoming Teary Moments on RHOBH: "I Was So Taken Aback"


BravoTV.com:
There's always plenty of drama among the ladies of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but let's not forget how much friendship there is, too. It has been particularly lovely to see Kyle Richards' friendship with Erika Girardi bloom even more this season. We mean, when someone treats you like a VIP on a Grecian getaway, that pretty much seals the deal that you're going to be friends for life, right?

But Kyle recently told The Daily Dish that she initially bonded with Erika on a deeper level. "From the moment Erika joined the show, I immediately liked her. We both had in common that we had our kids really young, and we just sort of started bonding over being young moms. I just liked her," Kyle gushed. "Now that she's been on the show, it's her second season, we've gotten closer and closer and I'm really enjoying my time with her." 

And that fab trip to Greece certainly helped. "We had so much fun, we really did," Kyle said. "Each trip and each time with any of the Housewives when we travel, people get closer and you learn a lot about people, and I think you could see that we enjoy each other's company."

Though we're slowly peeling back the layers on Erika this season, Kyle said that she feels like they've gotten to a place where the club hit queen can be more open with her. "Erika lets down her guard more with me, I think, just because we hit it off right away. I think coming into the Housewives, a lot of women have a lot of distrust. I don't know why," Kyle said with a laugh. "Lisa Vanderpump and I have been there for seven years, and I see the newbies come in. I feel bad for them. I think, 'God, it must be kind of weird to step into this arena and some people have never even been in front of a camera before,' so it can be scary. So it takes a little while to get close to people, but I think Erika and I just kind of clicked right away." 

Kyle also teased what we can expect to see from the usually calm, cool, and collected Erika during those surprising teary moments of hers featured in this season's trailer. "Each season you get to know each Housewife more and more, I think, and with Erika, she let her guard down a little bit more towards the end of the season," Kyle said. "So I think the audience will see another side of her, and she's gonna open up."
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Cynthia Bailey Dishes on Turning 50, NeNe Leakes Coming Back to ‘Real Housewives’ & Online Dating


ETOnline.com:
Cynthia Bailey is feeling fabulous at 50! 

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star turns the big 5-0 this weekend, but first she chatted with ET’s Denny Directo at the An Unforgettable Evening Benefiting the Women’s Cancer Research Fund event in Los Angeles. 

“It’s coming up on Sunday,” she gushes. “I don’t know [how I’m going to celebrate]. Eventually, I’m going to Thailand for a spiritual retreat. You know, I have lots of drama … Time to eat, pray, love! Feed some elephants.” 

After splitting from husband Peter Thomas last year, the model-turned-reality star confesses she might finally be ready to dip back into the dating pool. 

“I'm looking forward to love,” Cynthia shares. “I'm looking forward to finding a new love. Not marriage -- but at this point, I am looking for love.” 

Still, she admits the dating landscape is quite different from the one she left 10 years ago. 

“Everything has changed!” she exclaims. “I have heard a lot of success stories with, you know, the Match.coms. Someone just told me about some kind of celebrity app that's going on now. So, I may or may not be getting on that. You know, I'm very busy, so I don't really meet people unless I'm hooked up [by] my friends. I'm dependent on my friends.” 
RELATED: Cynthia Bailey's New Lakefront House Makes Her Feel Like She's on Vacation 24/7

Friday, February 17, 2017

Sonja Morgan Is Selling Her NYC Townhouse, Looking for $10 Million


USWeekly.com:
Any takers? Real Housewives of New York star Sonja Morgan is looking to unload her five-story townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a source tells Us Weekly exclusively.

“She’s serious about selling if the offer is right,” the source says of her fabled townhouse, which she has tried to sell on numerous occasions. The source says she is looking for $10 million for the home, which was built in 1899.

Morgan purchased the 4,500-square-foot home with then-husband John Adams Morgan in 1998 for a reported $9.1 million. She and the American aristocrat were married for eight years and divorced in 2006. Morgan has been forthcoming about her money travails and major debt since the split throughout the Bravo show.

“Her daughter Quincy is in boarding school, so she just doesn’t need that giant home alone,” the source explains. “Plus, she is busy promoting her new wine Tipsy Girl, so she’s home even less than usual.”

To aid in unloading the multimillion-dollar pad, which features a spa, gym, and patio, the 53-year-old turned to the CEO of real estate firm Bold New York, Jordan Sachs, the source says. The two were photographed meeting on Wednesday, February 15.
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Lisa Rinna Says It's "Frustrating" Reliving Conversation She Didn't Remember


EOnline.com:
"I never said that." That's an excuse made generally when people are cornered with gossip or drama. They may have said "that," but really there's no way to prove it in most cases. Except The Real Housewives, in this case The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Roll the tape!

The latest drama for RHOBH involves Lisa Rinna, Eden Sassoon, Kyle Richards and Kim Richards, and Kim's sobriety. Kim hasn't been a full cast member in two seasons. Eden and Rinna's conversation about Kim and Kyle's relationship made its way to Kyle via Lisa Vanderpump. When finally confronted about it, Rinna said she didn't remember any of it at all. It's on tape.

"Clearly, I need to add more Ginko Biloba to my pill bag, because I could benefit from its memory-helping benefits. It's embarrassing and frustrating to watch all of this play back, because I truly did not remember the conversation I was accused of having," Rinna wrote in her Bravo blog. "Instead, the intention of what I said regarding Kim was all twisted after going through so many people, and I simply wasn't going to own up to something that I couldn't remember."
Rinna said when she told Eden Kim was near death, she was referring to the conversation they all had in the Hamptons where Kyle relayed her fear of losing her sister. "In no way was I saying Kim was on a path to destruction, nor was I implying that Kim was on the brink of death. But unfortunately, this is how my message was relayed to Eden's attentive audience shortly before we all left for Mexico," she said.
"The bottom line is this, I wish I had never said what I did to Eden, regardless of my intent, because it's obvious that we have two very different realities of the situation," she said. "For that, I hold myself responsible and like we see Erika say about me in her interview, ‘I betcha she'll get around to owning it.' And I betcha Erika is right."

In her blog, Eden said she wanted to set some facts straight.

"Lisa Rinna said she had a deep conversation with me, about me, and that I wanted to help her heal her relationship with Kim Richards. Yes, we did talk about me, and her, and about A LOT! But RINNA is the one who asked me to help her heal her relationship with Kim! I didn't think it would be too hard… but then again, I didn't realize that they couldn't stand each other! I didn't watch past seasons, so I didn't see how volatile their relationship was. That was my first mistake — agreeing to help," she wrote.
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

NeNe Leakes Fires Off Warning to Former 'RHOA' Castmates



TMZ.com:
NeNe Leakes delivered a stern message to 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' stars bitching about her possible return to the show -- I'm the straw that stirs the drink and best get used to it.

NeNe was at Catch Monday night in WeHo and we asked her about some cast members holding a meeting to protest her possible return. Check it out ... pretty clear NeNe's confident she'll outlive anyone else talking smack.

For what it's worth ... Cynthia Bailey was partying with NeNe, and all seemed A-OK ... but unclear how they feel about Kim Zolciak.
RELATED: ‘RHOA’ Cast Is Not Excited About Nene Leakes And Kim Zolciak’s Potential Return

Erika Jayne - XXPEN$IVE (New Official Video)



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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Brunch With Tiffany | Sonja Morgan Talks Sex & Surgery



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Eden Sassoon Stands by Her Decision to Insert Herself in Kyle & Kim Richards' Drama


People.com:
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Eden Sassoon has no regrets about getting involved in the Richards sisters‘s ongoing drama.

Sassoon tells PEOPLE that she stands by her decision to reveal to Lisa Vanderpump that Lisa Rinna had accused Kyle Richards of enabling her sister Kim, who has battled substance abuse for years.

“It came from a place of complete compassion and caring,” Sassoon tells PEOPLE. “And yet everyone sort of came at me in a different way like I’m meddling in their business.”

Sassoon faced backlash for sharing the information, but the reality star says it’s just her nature to lend a helping hand.

“I am that way in life. I want to help. I want to make a difference,” she explains. “I want to, sort of, ‘If you need me, I’m here.’ ”

Sassoon, a recovering alcoholic herself, has been sober now for four years and is motivated by helping others with addiction issues.
RELATED: Eden Sassoon Recalls the 'Painful' Days on Tuff Turf Set with Kim Richards & Sister, Catya

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

'Real Housewives Of Toronto' Cast Revealed


HuffPo.com:
The "Real Housewives" reality series is headed for Toronto. 

The show's second Canadian franchise is set to premiere on March 7 at 10 p.m. ET on Slice TV, said Corus Entertainment on Thursday.

The network revealed the cast — billed as some of Toronto's wealthiest women — who will allow cameras to follow their day-to-day 

"Not all that glitters is gold as these women reveal details about their relationships, family drama, including the highs and lows of living large in the big city," the news release read. 

The American TV franchise has already seen success in Canada with a Vancouver spin-off that aired for two seasons from 2012 to 2013. It's also made waves with other international editions in Australia, England and New Zealand.
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Shereé Whitfield Explains How She Was Able to Bury Her Drama with Kim Zolciak


Bravo.com:
ICYMI, Kim Zolciak-Biermann is slated to return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta drama later this season. The Don't Be Tardy mom will make a cameo at a housewarming party hosted by Shereé Whitfield. While a preview for the appearance proves that Kim and Kenya Moore aren't exactly excited to see each other, it's clear that she and Shereé have buried their beef.

"When you step back and you take time for yourself and you realize what's important — Kim and I were really cool, or even NeNe [Leakes], so you know that stuff was old. You can't harbor all the negative energy," she recently told The Daily Dish. "I just want to move forward, so we were able to move forward and be peaceful."

Shereé and Kim have certainly had some unforgettable encounters in the past (like that time Shereé pulled off Kim's wig), but she insists the past is and should be in the past. "[It's like], 'Why are we mad?' Like that was something that happened, what eight years ago? Why are we still mad?" she said. "It's just dumb."

This season, Shereé has faced off a bit with some of the ladies (Kenya, specifically), but she says that learning how to stay out most of the drama was the biggest lesson she learned during her hiatus from the show. "I'm usually a part of the drama or fighting when I was on before," she said. "I was either fighting with Kim or I was fighting with NeNe, so to be able to sit back and kind of, I want to say that I'm kind of facilitating something for these girls — like a conversation that needs to be had. They're talking about each other behind each others' backs and I'm kind of the voice of truth. So instead of being messy — some people say it's messy — I think it's just holding them accountable for their words. 'You guys, get together, talk about it. We don't all need to be there, but you guys need to have this conversation.'"

Shereé added that these days, she's OK with agreeing to disagree. "I think being away and coming back, you realize what's important and what's not important," she said. "You're not always going to agree with everybody or some of the things that they do, but I've learned how to pick my battles. And backstabbing is just something I've never been a part of and I don't want to be a part of it."
RELATED: 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Wants NeNe and Kim Back

Monday, February 13, 2017

Sources Say 'Real Housewives of Dallas' Cut Tiffany Hendra, Adds Kameron Westcott and D’Andra Simmons


USmagazine.com:
Bring on the drama! The Real Housewives of Dallas is shaking up its cast as it heads into season 2.


Multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly that Tiffany Hendra will not be returning to the Bravo franchise after season 1. The 45-year-old actress, who is married to pop rock singer Aaron Hendra, will be the only original cast member not returning. 

To fill the void left by Hendra, Kameron Westcott and D’Andra Simmons have been added to the show, the sources confirmed. They will join returning cast members Brandi Redmond, Cary Deuber, LeeAnne Locken, Stephanie Hollman and Marie Reyes.

“Kameron is crazy wealthy,” a source told Us. “Her husband just sold something to Apple.”

Westcott is already hinting at her new role in her Twitter bio, which reads, “Housewife in Highland Park, Mommy, Fashionista, Philanthropist…I Believe in PINK & Anything that SPARKLES.”

Simmons is a “well-known society woman in Dallas,” the source says of the CEO of the skincare line Hard Night Good Morning.

Simmons seems to have cozied up to Locken, tweeting on Tuesday, February 7, that she was Locken’s plus one at the Esé Azénabor Women X Power Fashion Show, which benefited My Refuge House for trafficked women.
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Leanne Brown and Dawn Ward Feud Over a £500,000 Loan Amid Allegations That There is No 'Intention To Pay It Back'


DailyMail.com:
Two Real Housewives of Cheshire stars are said to be at war over a £500,000 loan.

Leanne Brown, 40, who is married to former Manchester United player Wes, 37, is said to have loaned the cash Ashley Ward's wife Dawn, 43. 

A source told The Sun on Sunday that money was loaned to Mrs Ward, an interior designer, four years ago and it hasn't been paid back.

Mr and Mrs Brown are now said to be taking legal action against Mrs Ward and the disagreement has jeopardized the friendship between the two. 

The source said: 'Dawn asked to borrow the cash. They agreed, but with interest payable after six months.

'It seems to them she took advantage of their kindness and has no intention of giving it back.

'The tension between the pair during filming is palpable. Last week tempers flared on set again and a glass was smashed.'

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Kelly Bensimon Talks Playboy, Cindy Crawford, Her Jewelry Line & The 2.0 On Her Next Book w/ In the DollHouse with Lina



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Camille Grammer Demands Ex-Boyfriend Show He’s Unable To Pay $121K In Legal Fees


RadarOnline.com:
Camille Grammer won her assault lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend when he was ordered to pay her attorneys’ fees – but she still hasn’t seen a dime of it! RadarOnline.com has obtained exclusive court documents that reveal Grammer is asking Dimitri Charalambopoulos to prove he’s broke!

According to documents obtained from the District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Charalambopoulos was ordered by the court to pay Grammer $118,999.61 in attorneys’ fees and $2,308.05 in expenses.

On November 11, 2016, one day before the deadline to pay the fee award, Charalambopoulos filed a Notice of Inability to Pay Court Ordered Attorney’s Fees because he doesn’t the funds to pay the award.

The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star requested the court have Charalambopoulos provide proof that he is unable to pay the amount by looking into his engagement, contingent fee, loan and settlement agreements. 

But Charalambopoulos is objecting her request for the court to look into his finances because he believes her order is “irrelevant to Plaintiff’s ability to pay the fee award.”

“Grammer respectfully requests that the Court enter an Order overruling Plaintiff’s objections to Grammer’s Request Numbers and ordered Plaintiff to produce documents in accordance with those Requests,” the papers read.

As Radar readers know, the Bravo star accused Charalambopoulos of domestic violence after an incident in their Texas hotel room in 2013.

He responded with a lawsuit accusing her of damaging his reputation before the judge eventually threw it out.
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Friday, February 10, 2017

Cynthia Bailey on Divorce, Modeling and an ‘RHOA’ Spinoff with Peter Thomas



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Lisa Vanderpump Slams Lisa Rinna Over Kim Richards Claims


USmagazine.com:
Shutting down the rumor mill. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Tuesday, February 7, episode features Lisa Vanderpump expressing her dismay after Eden Sassoon spills about her recent conversations with Lisa Rinna.

The Bravo series' preview clip, exclusive to Us Weekly, shows Sassoon telling Vanderpump that Rinna has lately been questioning Kim Richards' sobriety. "After Rinna and Kim's argument, we were shopping, and Rinna said to me, 'I don't think she's sober,'" the cast newbie says. "[Kyle Richards'] guilt came up, and the fact that she enables [Kim]. And it got intense."

Vanderpump doesn't like what she's hearing, especially Sassoon mentioning that Rinna said Kim is near death. "How could she say that?" the restaurateur asks Sassoon, who herself has been outspoken about her sobriety and battles with addiction. "And so then you feel that suddenly because of your history, that's what's going on here, right?" 

Vanderpump adds to the camera, "Oh, my God, Rinna has a big mouth."

Sassoon feels she is taking the fall for things Rinna has been saying, and Vanderpump empathizes. (During the season 6 finale, the Melrose Place alum, 53, claimed that the Sur boss, 56, encouraged her to accuse Yolanda Hadid of playing up the symptoms of her Lyme disease.)
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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Kenya Moore Is Not Happy About Kim Zolciak-Biermann Being Back on 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'


People.com:
From Kenya Moore‘s violent boyfriend to Cynthia Bailey‘s divorce from husband Peter Thomas to Porsha Williams and Phaedra Parks‘ suggestion that Kandi Burruss might have swum in the lady pond, the first half of The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s ninth season has already brought plenty of drama … and that’s apparently just the beginning.

In an exclusive trailer for the second half of the hit Bravo franchise’s current season, the drama in the ATL explodes with, among other things, the return of original Atlanta Housewife Kim Zolciak-Biermann.

She was last seen on RHOA‘s season 5, when she exited the series a few episodes in after refusing to go on a girl’s trip with the cast. Since then, she, her husband Kroy Biermann and their brood of children have run amok on their hit spinoff show Don’t Be Tardy.

But the opening of Shereé Whitfield‘s Chateau Shereé brings Zolciak-Biermann back for the RHOA cameras — and it doesn’t take long for her to pop-off on Moore.

“Your husband doesn’t have a job right now, so worry about that,” Moore quips in the clip.
“Bitch, you want to be me,” Zolciak-Biermann responds. “You want to have a baby, you can’t. You want to have a man, you f—ing don’t. Bye.”
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Larsa Pippen Spotted with New Ring as She Reunites with Husband Scottie


TMZ.com:
Scottie and Larsa Pippen aren't in any rush to finalize their divorce -- in fact, they're trying to get back on the road to love ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Scottie and Larsa tell us the couple aren't calling it quits quite yet, and are currently focused on getting back to a good place in their marriage. 

We're told they've maintained contact ever since Scottie filed for divorce -- but just to handle business with their kids ... nothing more. Since then, they've gotten a lot friendlier.

The bottom line ... there's still work to be done to fully mend the relationship ... but both Larsa and Scottie would rather stay together, considering their long history.

The proof's also in the courts. Scottie and Larsa each missed deadlines last month for the divorce process, and by the looks of their last outing, this whole thing might get dropped.
RELATED: Larsa Pippen Spotted with New Ring as She Reunites with Scottie: ‘They Are Working on Their Relationship,’ Source Says

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Eileen Davidson Wants to See More of Erika Girardi on 'The Young and the Restless'


BravoTV.com:
As Erika Girardi gets ready for her close-up on The Young and the Restless this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, she hasn't exactly been her usual, confident Erika Jayne self. Eileen Davidson said she was sure Erika could pull it off, but even the soap star couldn't help but worry just a little. "After I thought about it a little bit, having Erika on the show was a little stressful just because, I had every confidence in her, but nobody else really did, because they didn't know what I felt. At the 11th hour, I was like, 'Ooh, I'm sure she's gonna do well, but what if she doesn't? This is gonna be really bad,'" Eileen told The Daily Dish. "But thank God she nailed it, like one take. One take each time." 

It was Erika's passion for soaps that convinced Eileen to give her a chance on Y&R in the first place. "I thought that Erika would be a great fit for The Young and the Restless because she was a soap opera fan. She shared that with me last year when I brought her to set just to visit. And she was very excited just about being there and witnessing the whole process," Eileen explained. "So I thought, 'Oh my God, if I have her on the show, she's gonna really love it.' And I knew she'd fit right in, and she did."

And that's impressive because performing onstage as her alter ego Erika Jayne is quite different from acting in a soap opera. "I think the fact that Erika is a performer certainly helped. But what she does has absolutely no correlation to my show, except for the fact that she's got a great presence and a fantastic personality," Eileen said. "I knew she had acted a little bit before, too. So I had every confidence in her." 

Erika even auditioned for her part on the show, which she aced. "They gave her a little bit more than maybe just one line. It could've been just one line. She could've just walked through and picked up a glass and been a waitress and that would have been it," Eileen said. "The fact that she actually could act and was good at delivering stuff, what they needed in a scene, they decided to write her a little bit more."

In the episode, which aired last December, Erika played Farrah Dubose, a successful real estate agent who gets into some major drama with Eileen Davidson's character, Ashley Abbott, after she spills coffee all over her couture suit. "We actually had a lot of fun with it because it had a little bit of that cattiness and then we make up. So it kind of came full circle," Eileen said. "I thought it was a great choice of dialogue, too. [Saying], 'what a bitch' at the end of that was so much fun."
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Kandi Burruss On 'The Real Housewives Of Atlanta' Drama: 'We Are At Each Other's Throats'



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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

David Foster on Life After Divorce From Yolanda Hadid


USmagazine.com:
Bouncing back! David Foster opened up in a new interview about life after his divorce from ex-wife Yolanda Hadid, and said that being single in his sixties is better than expected.

Chatting with Vanity Fair, the famed music producer, 67, candidly discussed his split from the 53-year-old former model and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum.

"I tend to go from marriage to marriage — leaving one wife for another," Foster — who began dating supermodel Christie Brinkley in December — told the magazine. "This is the first time in my adult life that I've been single. It's a very powerful feeling, but I'm not used to it.”

Before Hadid, Foster was previously married to singer B.J. Cook, model Rebecca Dyer and Linda Thompson

The 16-time Grammy winner continued, "Someone said to me recently that you need to be very careful about the person you pick to spend the rest of your life with. It's kind of weird that I'm hearing that now and thinking, 'Oh, right.'"

Hadid officially filed for divorce from Foster in January 2016 after more than four years of marriage. One month prior, the pair announced their plan to part ways in a joint statement to Us Weekly.


"Sadly we have decided to go our separate ways," the former couple told Us in December 2015 "We've shared nine beautiful and joyous years together. During that time we experienced love, friendship and the inevitable challenges that come with managing a marriage, careers, blended families and health issues."

During a March 2016 appearance on The Dr. Oz Show, Hadid — who is mom of model siblings Gigi, 21, Bella, 20, and Anwar, 17, with ex-husband Mohamed Hadidsaid that her years-long battle with Lyme disease contributed to her breakup with Foster. (Indeed, that illness played out on Hadid’s final season of RHOBH, which wrapped up last year.)
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Lydia McLaughlin Is Returning for 'RHOC' Season 12


USWeekly.com:
She's back! Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Lydia McLaughlin is returning to the show for season 12, multiple sources confirm exclusively to Us Weekly.

"She seems really excited," an insider tells Us.


McLaughlin was a full-time cast member for season 8, which aired its finale in September 2013, but she did not return after that. The other stars of season 8 were Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino. (Rossi and Bellino also left after that season.)

At the time, McLaughlin, 35, told Us of her decision to leave, "It's bittersweet. I compare it to breaking up with a boyfriend you know you're not going to end up with — it's hard, but overall you know you're doing the right thing."

Us exclusively revealed in November 2014 that she and husband Doug had welcomed their third child, son Roman. The couple renewed their wedding vows in April 2016 after 10 years of marriage.

The show is getting closer to finalizing its season 12 roster. Us exclusively revealed from sources last month that Meghan King Edmonds will not return after two seasons as a cast member, while Judge will be back for her tenth season.
RELATED:  Lydia McLaughlin Reveals Why She Really Left Real Housewives of Orange County: ''It Was Not God's Plan for Me''

Monday, February 6, 2017

Andy Cohen Talks How 'Real Housewives' Handles (or Avoids) Real-Life Drama





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Kim Zolciak's Husband Kroy Went On Vacation Instead of Attending Super Bowl To Support Ex-Team


Bustle.com:
The Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots are facing off for football glory in the 2017 Super Bowl. But some fans may be wondering about a certain famous former Falcon — is Kroy Biermann at the 2017 Super Bowl? Unfortunately, Instagram photo posts by his wife Kim Zolciak place him on a tropical vacation in Turks & Caicos with his family rather than at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas — or just fresh from a relaxing vacay. On Saturday, Zolciak posted a photo of herself and Biermann together on a beautiful beach, and wrote in the caption, "I love him to the moon and back! ...  Thankful for this last week! Romantic and restful!"

So it sounds like the Don't Be Tardy stars and the kids spent the past week on the beach, but there also hasn't been any word of Biermann being attendance at the Super Bowl or watching it with his family. After all, it might be hard for him — Biermann played for the Falcons from 2008 until 2015, and now his former team is competing for the Super Bowl trophy without him. You might think he's bitter, but Biermann doesn't seem to be. On Jan. 22, he tweeted his well wishes to his former team: "Congrats 2 the players, coaches, [owner] Arthur [Blank], and the staff of Falcons!! I know the work u all put n and its much deserved. Keep kicking ass!!"
 Even Zolciak posted her support for Biermann's former team on Instagram and Twitter. An hour before the Super Bowl began, she tweeted on Sunday: "Rise up @Atlanta Falcons."
RELATED: After attending SoxFest, Brielle Biermann lobbies for a 'Real Housewives of Chicago'

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Dolores Catania Talks Newfound Independence: 'It's About Me Now'



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Source Says Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd Will Return to 'Real Housewives of Orange County'


RadarOnline.com:
Heather Dubrow is not returning to The Real Housewives of Orange County, but what about her enemies? RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal if Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd will be back in the OC for season 12.

“Vicki and Kelly are going to return,” a source told Radar. “They are just trying to get more money since they know that they bring the drama and RHOC needs their drama.”

Dodd seems to be working hard for a raise, as she sparked departure rumors when she tweeted that she will “prob not” return to the Bravo show.

“I may come back, but it’s probably unlikely,” she told a user. “I’m not sure yet.”

The cast shakeup comes after Dubrow announced her departure from the show.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Erika Jayne Talks #Pantygate, New Music Video & The P-Word


Refinery29.com:
Since 2007, Erika Jayne has had nine No. 1 singles on the U.S. Billboard Dance Club chart. She’s worked with the likes of Flo Rida and Maino. Her up-tempo hits are direct descendants of the disco music that fueled nightclubs in the '70s. Latching onto this version of pop has helped Jayne reach icon status in the LGBT community, where her music is in heavy rotation. She even won the News Ally Entertainer of 2015 award.

I don’t think Jayne is the type of woman anyone would expect to be a housewife. MILF? Definitely. Housewife? Eh. Jayne has a wealthy husband in the form of Tom Girardi, but that’s where the trope ends. Still, she has assumed the title as one of the newer additions to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast. But trying to wrap Jayne up into a neat little box doesn’t work in anyone’s favor.

At 45, Jayne is living a life that would turn a 21-year-old green with envy. On this season of RHOBH, she and her vagina have caused enough drama to have their own spin-off. But when pussy is one of your favorite words, these are the kinds of situations you can handle with grace. And Erika Girardi, the woman behind Erika Jayne, is nothing if not graceful. I was lucky enough to chat with her over the phone about her humble beginnings, her current grind, and going commando.

Let’s address an important issue. I’ve been watching this season of RHOBH and following the fallout of #pantygate. Why do you think it’s still such a big deal to go without underwear?
"I don’t know why it’s such a big deal. I think that something that was small and innocent on my behalf got turned into something else which is disappointing... I’ve said everything I needed to say about it. I’m not quite sure what the motivation is here. I don’t understand why the punishment. It’s unfortunate, honestly, to see women go after other women like that."

Are you and Dorit cool now?
"What you’re seeing now happened six months ago. Not to give away the show, but things progressed. When I watch the show now and I see the things that were said about me, it kind of reopens some old wounds. I’m not gonna lie. It’s like, 'Why would you say that?' or 'Wow, you really took that to heart and you really do feel that.' [There’s] so much I’m kept away from. All of us are. So when you see people's sit down interviews, and you see how they feel...their personal feelings in their homes you go, 'Well damn, okay. You really felt that.'"

Is there anything that people are going to be shocked or surprised to see from you in this season?
"No, I don’t think you’ll be shocked. You’ll get to see me with my mother in a very human moment. You get to see me cry. Which I don’t like to do. You get to see me be a little bit more human and not so showgirl all the time. Which I think is good because a lot times people feel that when there’s a lot of weave, and there’s makeup, and there’s pumps, and there’s boobs and ass, that’s all you can be. You can’t possibly be tender or caring or sensitive or loving. They kind of just paint you with one paintbrush. They never think: This is a human. This is a daughter, a mother, a wife, a friend. You get to see my mother and I talk about some sensitive things."
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Kandi Burruss Claims Phaedra Parks Has No Storyline, and No ‘Boyfriend’


RollingOut.com:
On “The Real” this Friday, Feb. 3, guest co-host Kandi Burruss clapped back at a fan “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast mate Phaedra Parks’ storyline.

Here’s how the conversation started.

Jeannie Mai: We were cruising your Facebook page when we found this little gem posted a preview of an upcoming episode of “The Real” Housewives of Atlanta. J-Mar Vaton Tymes wrote, “So over Kandi and her rude behavior. She doing anything for a paycheck and keep using Phaedra name as a storyline.” Kandi, do you want to hit reply on that?

Kandi Burruss: Oh gosh. I want to hit reply on that, but they’re going to be mad. [Laughs.] OK, first and foremost, sweetheart I mean come on, I mean, I don’t have to do anything for a paycheck. I get multiple paychecks. Can we google first?

KB: If you gonna come at me with a diss, let it be something that makes sense. So I don’t have to do anything for a paycheck, but then also the whole thing about using Phaedra as a storyline, uh, what’s her storyline? If it wasn’t for, you know, the stuff that’s going on between me, her or my family or whatever — the things that you know, we say and she says about us, what is her storyline? I don’t see a boyfriend, I don’t see any work getting done. I don’t see nothing [sic]. I saw one charity event, but other than that, it’s like a friend of the show at this point.
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Friday, February 3, 2017

Dorit Kemsley Explains the Origins of Her Accent



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Attempted-Murder Trial to Start For Son of Lauri Peterson Gets Delayed


LATimes.com:
Joshua Waring, son of former "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Lauri Peterson, won't face trial on charges of attempted murder for at least two weeks. 
Waring's trial had been scheduled to begin Thursday. But after about 20 minutes of debate Thursday morning involving Waring, his attorney and Orange County Superior Court Judge Sheila Hanson, Waring ultimately agreed to delay his trial until Feb. 16 to give him time to retain a private defense attorney.
Deputy Alternate Defender Ray Chen, who currently represents Waring, had filed a motion Monday to delay the trial for several months to give him time to prepare Waring's defense.
"It would be a dereliction of my duty as an attorney to even contemplate answering 'ready' today," Chen said Thursday.

Waring initially refused to go along with his attorney's request for a delay and instead asked Hanson to allow him to make a phone call so another attorney could represent him at trial Thursday. Hanson declined, saying it is not up to her or court staff to aid his search for alternative counsel.

Earlier in the morning, Waring had refused to leave his jail cell for court until guards allowed him to make a phone call. The purpose of the call was unclear.
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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Bethenny Frankel Bails on ‘Housewives’ Filming After Ex-Husband’s Arrest


PageSix.com:
“Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel skipped filming the reality show on Friday night, after an alleged incident involving her ex-husband, Jason Hoppy, Page Six has learned.

Hoppy was charged with harassing and stalking Frankel after he allegedly sent a series of abusive emails and turned up at their daughter’s Manhattan school on Friday. An NYPD spokeswoman told Page Six on Tuesday that Hoppy approached Frankel and a friend at the school around 8:15 a.m. and “tried to provoke a fight. He said, ‘I will destroy you, you can get all the lawyers you want, you’ve been warned.’” (Hoppy’s attorney told us he “intends to vigorously fight these false charges.”)

Spies have further told Page Six that after the alleged incident, a distraught Frankel skipped filming her show Friday night.

A source told us that the Bravo show’s cameras were rolling when the “Real Housewives” cast attended a Dressed to Kilt charity fashion show. “All the other ‘Housewives’ were there … Bethenny was a no-show,” a spy said. The source added, “When Carole Radziwill [Frankel’s best friend on the show] is there and the cameras are rolling, you know Bethenny is expected so she just didn’t show.”

A source close to the star told us that Frankel did not attend because of Friday’s earlier drama, but that she did then go on a trip with the cast to the Killington Ski Resort in Vermont.
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Kyle Richards Defends Relationship with Sister Kim Amid Addiction ‘Enabler’ Gossip from Eden Sassoon


RadarOnline.com:
Eden Sassoon is a dog with a bone! She just can’t leave Kim and Kyle Richards alone but the sisters set her straight during this week’s episode.

Kyle already had her back up because Eden approached her at Lisa Rinna’s barbeque about how she thinks Kim isn’t in a good place with her sobriety.

The daughter of hair icon Vidal Sassoon, had only brief encounters with the sisters but claimed Kim was “closed off” and “abrasive” towards her.

“I think maybe you’re reading into things with a magnifying glass or something,” Kyle told Eden. “I don’t really know what to do with that to be honest. I think it’s just injecting yourself into something you don’t know anything about.”

But later on at Kyle’s over-the-top Great Gatsby-themed bash at an incredible oceanfront estate in Malibu, the three women finally came face-to-face-to-face.

“What I’m hearing is that you’re judging me,” Kim explained to Eden. “You were looking for trouble and I didn’t want to be around that. I just needed to back away from you a little bit.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Porsha Williams Talks Her Dramatic Exit from Celebrity Apprentice


People.com:
This week’s episode of Celebrity Apprentice took the phrase “cutting the cord” a bit too literally —  yet Porsha Williams still got the boot.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star dished on Arnold Schwarzenegger eliminations with PEOPLE Now, revealing that she didn’t think she should have been “terminated” in addition to Chael Sonnen (who purposely caused a power outage in order to buy his team extra time to complete their task of creating a spellbinding brochure for Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter).

“I knew he was going to be eliminated for doing that,” Williams shares, adding that the team was concerned for his well-being. “That was a scary situation because I honestly thought that he had hurt himself. I didn’t realize that he did it on purpose.”

“I was thankful for the time, but at the same time, you cannot cheat in this game,” she continued. “Come on. This is for charity, and so he’s a gangster.”

Although Sonnen got the ax when his cheating tactic was exposed, somebody from Williams’ losing team had to go. The reality star took the blame for the creative aspects of the brochure and was sent packing from the boardroom.

“Now when I look back, I’m like, maybe we should have waited to bring up with Chael thing until later, you know, whoever got brought back, so that way only he would have gotten fired,” the 35-year-old reality star explains.
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Jason Hoppy Ordered to Stay Clear of Bethenny Frankel


TMZ.com:
Bethenny Frankel now has a powerful weapon in her arsenal in her post-divorce war ... there's a restraining order against ex-hubby Jason Hoppy.

The order was issued in conjunction with Hoppy's arrest Friday for stalking and harassment. He confronted Bethenny at their child's school, allegedly saying, "I will destroy you."

We've learned the restraining order requires Hoppy to stay clear of Bethenny's home, Bethenny's school, and place of business.

The order also requires Jason to stay radio silent ... no communication with Bethenny. 
  
The only exception for Hoppy is if a judge allows him access at the various locations to facilitate the custody arrangement.

There's one kind of vague part of the order ... Jason is not permitted to have any "third party contact." Although the order does not specify the identity of third parties, it's safe to assume it includes Bethenny's boyfriend, Dennis Shields, who was with Bethenny when Jason got arrested

The restraining order lasts 6 months.
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