Friday, August 31, 2018

Kim Richards Says She's at a Peaceful Place' After Leaving RHOBH, Debuts Secret Boyfriend of Six Years
What a whirlwind it's been for former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards and it turns out she's happy it's all over. 

The 53-year-old opened up about her relief from being off the iconic reality TV show while, ironically, promoting another one. 

At the premiere of the new season of WE Tv's Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars on Wednesday, Richards said she's 'in a peaceful place' now that her housewives days are behind her. 

'Right now, I'm really at a peaceful place in my life, being a mom and a grandmother,' the reality maven told PEOPLE. 'It's just so amazing for me. I like not having the negativity, being at peace, waking up in the morning and going to watch my grandson or having him for a week. I'm super grateful for that.'  

The actress starred on RHOBH, alongside her sister Kyle Richards, for five seasons and then returned as a guest star for two more.

Richards will be featured on the upcoming season of Marriage Boot Camp, which premieres September 7 on WE Tv,  with her boyfriend of six years Wynn Katz.

The pair walked the red carpet and attended a celebration Wednesday for the show.The couple's debut was a bit of a shock since no one seemed to know they were dating.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Tamra Judge Reflects On Skin Cancer Diagnosis Changing Her Life

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Luann de Lesseps Avoids Jail for Drunken Christmas Meltdown
Luann de Lesseps won’t have to worry about spending another Christmas behind bars.

A Palm Beach County, Fla., judge signed off on a plea deal that avoids jail time for the “Real Housewives of New York” star on Wednesday morning, per court documents obtained by Page Six.

De Lesseps agreed to plea guilty to battery, trespassing and disorderly intoxication in exchange for the felony charge against her being reduced.

She will also perform 50 hours of community service (with at least 10 hours per month) and attend two Alcoholics Anonymous meetings a week in New York, per the deal. The “Countess and Friends” star will also attend a Mothers Against Drunk Driving victim impact class and she cannot use drugs or alcohol.

She will be required to submit to random testing throughout her year-long probation.

De Lesseps, 53, already wrote an apology letter to the cop she hit.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Where Is Danielle Staub and Teresa Giudice's Friendship Today?

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Alexis Bellino's Divorce Is Finalized
Alexis Bellino is officially back on the market ... 'cause the former 'Real Housewives of OC' star just finalized her divorce with now ex-husband Jim

Alexis and her former fling, Jim, filed docs in California Monday officially signifying their marriage is a wrap.

TMZ broke the story ... Jim filed for divorce in June, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple married on April 16, 2005.  

It's the second divorce for Alexis, who joined 'Real Housewives' in season 5 before leaving the show in 2013. She married her college sweetheart in 2002, and they split in 2004.

Jim is also going after 'RHOC' stars Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador ... filing a lawsuit against the women last month and suing for more than $1 million in damages for allegedly lying about his trampoline business and calling his divorce fake. 
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Bethenny Frankel Says On-Off Boyfriend Dennis Shields' Death is 'Painfully Raw' and 'Excruciating'
Bethenny Frankel said the sudden death of her on-again, off-again boyfriend Dennis Shields is “excruciating” and “painfully raw.”

The “Real Housewives of New York City” star penned an emotional tweet on Sunday, two weeks after Shields died of a reported overdose in his New York City apartment. His funeral was held on Long Island days later.

“It’s hard to breathe & I appreciate you giving me the space & support to try to do so. It’s excruciating-sudden death is no closure & constant ?s [sic] & memories,” Frankel, 47, wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

“Our relationship is current so it’s painfully raw. Trying to stay healthy & move through it w tears & close friends. Xo,” she added.

Frankel previously broke her silence on the 51-year-old’s death, saying he gave her “endless unconditional love.”

Tamra Judge Reveals She Changed Her Name to Join 'Real Housewives'

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Dina Manzo Reveals the Last Time She Spoke to Her Estranged Sister Caroline
Sometimes time heals wounds, but when it comes to the fractured relationship between Caroline Manzo and Dina Manzo, that doesn't seem to be the case. When Dina appeared on SiriusXM’s Jeff Lewis Live, she not only confirmed her engagement to David Cantin, but also offered an update on where things stand with her sister and fellow The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum.

“Caroline does not speak to me at all … we haven’t spoken in two years,” Dina said about the Manzo'd with Children matriarch, via PEOPLE. She noted that fame may have contributed to their rift: “People become [caricatures] of themselves. A little part of what people say that they liked, they tend to put it on.”

While she noted about the crew in her chat with the Flipping Out designer that “I think we all changed" once the show premiered, she adds she saw a bigger transformation in her sister: “It was when I didn’t recognize who she was any more that I said, ‘I’m out.’”

She continued, “And then the television thing [factored in] after I watched Season 1. I was saying very nice things about them and watching back, they weren’t doing the same for me. So I was like, ‘What the f---?’ Is there envy going on here? They don’t want me to look good?’ I don’t know, but it freaked me out.”

In the midst of their rift, life has not only changed for Dina who has found love again, but also for Caroline who became a grandma last year. Dina added, “Maybe becoming a grandmother has brought her back down to earth."
While Caroline and Dina don't speak, Dina did note that she is close to her other siblings. “That’s what people don’t realize. I get infuriated when people say, ‘You don’t speak to your family.’ I have 10 siblings,” she said. “[My brother] Chris [Laurita], I saw him not too long ago, when we lived in Malibu and he came out and we had a nice dinner. We don’t see each other often because we’re on different coasts. But we’re definitely fine. And Jacqueline as well. If they called me tomorrow and they needed me, I’ll be there. They’re great.”
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Luann de Lesseps Confirms She's Moving Back To NYC
Luann de Lesseps is on the move! The Real Housewives of New York City cabaret performer confirmed that she's heading back to the Big Apple. "Moving back to New York City! Is #nyc ready for Countess ? I hold the city down. #gLUe #newlifenewLu #rhony," she confirmed on Instagram. Luann shared a little snippet of what her move looks like in a video she posted to the site of her: "OK, moving back into New York. Here we go. fun, fun," she added. (Above, Luann chats more about her new life.)

That's not the only real estate news going down in Luann's life as of late. During an appearance on Megyn Kelly TODAY this month, she confirmed that she was keeping her home in the Hamptons after flirting with the idea of selling the property and buying a home upstate in the wake of some drama with her family regarding that move.

This summer, Luann completed her second stay in rehab, during which she missed the Season 10 reunion taping for RHONY. She recently addressed her absence, sharing, "Wish I could’ve been there but #Healthfirst."
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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Kameron Westcott Is A Blond Detective

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Dina Manzo and Dave Cantin Are Engaged
Former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Dina Manzo and millionaire boyfriend Dave Cantin are engaged.

“We’ve always been engaged,” Manzo said on SiriusXM’s “Jeff Lewis Live” on Wednesday. “We got engaged once, early in our relationship, and then we both realized it was way too early. And then we got engaged again last year.”

When asked if she’s going to throw a huge soiree to celebrate, Manzo joked that it would be “small” and that everyone would “learn about it after.”

“Our life is a honeymoon,” she said. “We don’t do a lot of traveling, but we are definitely in the honeymoon phase.”
In a potential plot twist, however, Manzo hinted that she and Cantin may have secretly already gotten married when she asked Lewis not to refer to her as Manzo anymore.

“I’m not Manzo anymore,” she said. “We had no children.”

Manzo and Cantin have been together since 2015 following her separation from Tommy Manzo in February of that year. They live together in California.
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Friday, August 24, 2018

Carole Radziwill Tells Andy Cohen He's"Full of Sh--

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Danielle Staub's Husband Files for Divorce — Less Than 4 Months After They Married
It’s over for Danielle Staub and her husband, Marty Caffrey.

Less than four months into their marriage, Caffrey has filed for divorce from Staub, multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE.

“Marty was willing to reconcile with Danielle, but after the last few weeks he knew there was no turning back,” an insider close to Caffrey tells PEOPLE.

In a statement to PEOPLE on Thursday, her rep said, “Danielle has not received any filing, and we cannot comment on something we have not received.”

Staub and Caffrey had been dating since April 2016 and lived together in her New Jersey home. He proposed to her on a season 8 episode — news of which PEOPLE first reported in May 2017 — surprising Staub on the grounds of a beautiful mansion, where a violinist played Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” and a handful of couples danced around them.

A year after Caffrey popped the question, the duo got married in May in a sunset bohemian beach ceremony held on the Bahamas’ North Bimini Island at the Luna Beach Club.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Ashley Darby Reveals She Suffered a Miscarriage During Teary 'Real Housewives of Potomac' Reunion

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Emily Simpson Fires Back at Body Shamers
Emily Simpson doesn't have time for body shamers.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star took to Twitter on Saturday to clap back at social media trolls who've judged her and others based on size.

"It's never ok to call a woman fat, fatass, plus-size, etc," she tweeted. "I will take the criticism and be the voice for all the women out there that feel inadequate because they don't fit someone's ridiculous standard of beauty. Be strong. Be proud. Be confident. I got you." 

While the reality star normally ignores "everything people say via Twitter," she revealed she recently received direct messages to her Instagram account that felt "just completely inappropriate" and like a "personal attack." 

This isn't the first time she's received this kind of hurtful judgment, either. Simpson revealed she's been "called every fat name you can think of" and that she's received "some awful messages from women" who've called her "fat and fatass." 

"It's horrible," she wrote.
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Monday, August 20, 2018

Kyle Richards Hints Charlie Sheen May Be on 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'

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Carole Radziwill Addresses Rumors That She's Joining "The View"
We're all eager to see what's next for Carole Radziwill following her departure from The Real Housewives of New York City this summer. However, she recently took to Twitter to set the record straight on a gig she won't be taking in the near future.

Carole shot down rumors that she would be joining The View. " rumors start. I was having lunch with my old ABC News pal from my days with Peter Jennings and people just start talking nonsense," Carole responded to one fan's tweet bringing up the rumors, which has since been deleted. "I watch The View and I've been a guest but that is not the direction I'm heading. Stay tuned."

As RHONY fans know, Carole goes way back with ABC News. She landed an internship at ABC News in 1988, which kicked off her long career in journalism. Carole would go on to work with Peter Jennings' documentary unit and the newsmagazine shows Primetime Live and 20/20, which would garner her three Emmy Awards, a Robert F. Kennedy Humanitarian Award, and a GLAAD Award. She paid tribute to Jennings on what would have been his 80th birthday on August 7.
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Sunday, August 19, 2018

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Cynthia Bailey To Open The Bailey Wine Cellar
Cynthia Bailey of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is opening a wine bar in Grant Park called The Bailey Wine Cellar.

Slated to open late-fall, 2018, The Bailey Wine Cellar will be situated in The Beacon Atlanta development.

Last week the reality television star teased a Seagram’s Escapes tasting on her Instagram.

Bailey will carry a few of the Seagram's flavors at The Bailey Wine Cellar including "a yummy combination for my signature flavor that you guys are going to love," according to the social media post.

In late-July, following the filing of a permit application with the City of Atlanta, Bailey posted a photo posing with the architectural plans for The Bailey Wine Cellar.

The Beacon Atlanta developer Philippe J. Pellerin of Pellerin Real Estate confirmed the plans in an email to What Now Atlanta (WNA).

Bailey and her team have not responded to several requests by WNA for comment.
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Friday, August 17, 2018

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D'Andra Simmons: Size 6 is ‘Over the Limit’ in Dallas
"The Real Housewives of Dallas” star D’Andra Simmons says there’s “huge pressure” to be thin in Texas.

“I call it the little L.A.!” she recently told Page Six of Dallas.

“All the women have to be glamorous and thin and basically look like they’re stepping out of a photo shoot every time they leave their house,” she explained. “My mother has perfected the smokey eye at 8 a.m.! So she’s never been overweight a day in her life. She’s just this gorgeous, I mean statuesque woman and she always has been. And to keep up with all the beautiful women and what you’re supposed to be — you’re supposed to be glamorous. You’re supposed to be classy. You’re supposed to be thin. A size 2 would be preferable. I’m a size 6 so I’m a little bit over the limit!”

Simmons, 49, previously opened up about struggling with her weight on a podcast and came under fire for her claims that everyone she knew was skinny because they abused Adderall.

Her co-star Brandi Redmond took offense at her claims, but Simmons told us they have since made up and resolved their issues.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Bethenny Frankel Mourns On-and-Off Boyfriend Dennis Shields Following His Funeral
Bethenny Frankel addressed the death of her on-and-off boyfriend, Dennis Shields, on Monday morning.

After attending his funeral in Long Island, the reality star posted a picture of Shields laying in bed with her dog Cookie, who passed away earlier this year, on her Instagram. “Rest In Peace my sweet babies who gave me endless unconditional love,” she wrote. She added the hashtag “#nowandforever.”

Shields, 51, was found dead in his Trump Tower apartment on Friday morning of a suspected OxyContin overdose. Though Frankel recently admitted that she “loves” the millionaire investment banker in an episode of the “Real Housewives of New York,” she also said she “could never marry him.”

Shields, however, gushed about Frankel as recently as last week. “She’s great. She’s a great mother. She’s a great person. She’s really, really smart. She is terrific in every way,” he said on a business podcast.

Jill Zarin, Frankel’s former “Housewives” co-star expressed her condolences. “I know what it is like to lose someone so soon. It’s unbearable,” Zarin told us on Friday. “There is nothing worse than sudden death. You can’t prepare. There is no time to say goodbye.”
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Danielle Staub Files Restraining Order Against Husband Marty Caffrey 3 Months After Marriage
Danielle Staub filed for a temporary restraining order against her husband Marty Caffrey after an incident at her home late Sunday.

According to the order obtained by Page Six, Staub said she arrived at the home and found that Caffrey had disengaged their garage door so it wouldn’t open. When the other two doors opened, “she found her husband standing in her garage. He appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, agitated and confrontational.”

She claimed that she wanted to avoid fighting with him, so she went straight to her bedroom. But “after hearing a disturbing noise in another area of the residence she walked downstairs and found [Caffrey]. Then she realized that several of her family portraits of her children and other sentimental framed photographs had been taken down causing her to be upset.”

We’re told that Caffrey called the police as Staub, 56, went through the house to search for the photos, but when officers arrived, Staub was the one to get the order as she “believes that [Caffrey] is attempting to tarnish her reputation and career by making repeated false reports to the media,” per the filing.

The order says that Caffrey, 66, was given 20 minutes by the police to gather his belongings at the scene.

Now, Caffrey must stay away and refrain from contact with Staub and her two daughters and he is barred from NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and Monmouth University in New Jersey. Staub has exclusive possession of the home.
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Monday, August 13, 2018

Candiace Dillard Is Married! Weds Restaurateur Chris Bassett
Candiace Dillard is a married lady!

The 31-year-old Real Housewives of Potomac star said “I do” on Saturday, marrying longtime boyfriend Chris Bassett at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

Both were dressed to the nines for the event, Dillard in a custom-made gown by Karen Sabag.

Their big day — and its theme of “cosmopolitan sophistication with a touch of southern class”— had 260 guests in attendance, including a few of Dillard’s RHOP costars.

“Candiace’s wedding reminded me of a Parisian fairy tale overflowing in gold and white. When she walked down the aisle you forgot about the beauty of the room because she was absolutely radiant,” a source at the affair tells PEOPLE.

This is the first marriage for Dillard, a former Miss United States, and the second for Bassett, who has three children from two previous relationships.

The pair met while working at a restaurant together in D.C., where he was the manager and she a server. Bassett proposed in May 2017, surprising Dillard with all their friends and family.
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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Does Ashley Darby Regret Saying How Much Monique Samuels Drank?

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Dorit Kemsley and Husband PK Sued Over Swimwear Line
Dorit Kemsley‘s new swimwear line may not be so beachy after all.

The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star and her husband Paul “PK” Kemsley are being sued for over $200,000 by their business partner Ryan Horne, per Los Angeles Court documents obtained by Page Six.

Horne claimed in his filing that the trio orally agreed to work together in August 2017, with his company paying for advances on the line and the Kemsleys reimbursing him. He also alleged that they agreed to share the profits, and they established Beverly Beach by Dorit in May 2018.

Horne claimed that he sent the couple goods worth $129,052.51 and advanced costs worth $75,000 — but he never received a dime back.

He also claimed that the company is now worth $300,000, and the Kemsleys kept the money for themselves. Horne wants his money back and the revenue he says he’s owed.

A source close to the couple told us that Horne “is a manufacturer who let everyone down with false promises and did not have the capacity to do what he said he would do. He has sort to extort the Kemsleys with the threat of publicity and a fabricated lawsuit which now sits in the realms of fantasy. He did not advance any money nor did he invest in the business. His behavior towards Dorit and her team was unacceptable and his actions have caused the business a lot of damage. Any lawsuit will be vigorously defended and countered.”
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Saturday, August 11, 2018

LeeAnne Locken Is Going Zen For Season 3 of 'Real Housewives of Dallas'

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Bethenny Frankel's On-Off Boyfriend Dennis Shields Found Dead of Suspected Overdose
Bethenny Frankel‘s on-off boyfriend Dennis Shields has died of a suspected overdose.

“We are all heartbroken. Dennis was, and will always be, the love of my life,” Shields’ wife Jill Shields said in a statement to PEOPLE. “His spirit lives on in our children. Please respect our family’s privacy at this time.”

Shields was found dead in his Trump Tower apartment on Friday, according to the New York Post and TMZ. He was 51.

A New York Police Department spokesperson confirmed to PEOPLE that a 51-year-old man was pronounced dead on the scene at Shields’ Trump Tower address. The NYPD could not share the individual’s name yet. “Preliminarily, we are investigating it as a possible overdose,” the spokesperson said.

“The medical examiner’s office is investigating the death of a man believed to be Dennis Shields, found at the Trump Tower. The investigation is ongoing, and we will release cause and manner of death when completed,” the medical examiner’s spokeswoman Aja Worthy-Davis told PEOPLE.

According to the Post, the New York banker asked his assistant to give him Narcan, an emergency medication intended to reverse the effects of a narcotic overdose, but he lost consciousness before the medication could take effect. He was later pronounced dead.

Frankel and Shields began dating in 2016 — three years after the Skinnygirl founder filed for divorce from ex-husband Jason Hoppy, with whom she shares 8-year-old daughter Bryn.
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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Bethenny Frankel Says Her 'RHONY' Co-Stars 'Can't Afford' Their Lifestyles
Bethenny Frankel thinks some of her fellow “Housewives” are living beyond their means.

“They can’t afford the lives they’re living,” Frankel, 47, said in the September issue of Money magazine. “And if the music stops, they’re going to get in some trouble.”

Frankel, who Money reported made only $7,250 for the first season of “The Real Housewives of New York City” in 2008, says she made a deal that wouldn’t allow Bravo to make any profit off her businesses that she promoted on the show.

“Everybody else just had to try to play catch-up after they saw what I did,” Frankel said.

Frankel — who has been feuding on screen this season with frenemy Carole Radziwill — doesn’t have to worry about pinching pennies now, as she made $100 million by selling her Skinnygirl cocktail line in 2011 and can still use the brand name. She didn’t start out flush with cash, though.

“Until my late 30s, everything was just an anxiety and a struggle,” shared Frankel, who had built up $20,000 in credit card debt. “It’s like the way people feel when they eat something and they don’t feel good about it. I’d be on the phone begging to get the [fees] reduced.”
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Denise Richards Confirms She's Joining The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Denise Richards has officially joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

The 47-year-old actress confirmed her participation in the hit Bravo show’s upcoming ninth season exclusively to PEOPLE, saying “I am so excited to join the cast of [RHOBH] as I am a huge fan of the show.”

She’ll join Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Lisa RinnaErika GirardiTeddi Mellencamp Arroyave and Dorit Kemsley, all of whom are expected to be back for another round of drama in the 90210.

“I am looking forward to spending time with all the ladies… and hopefully meeting Boy George!!” Richards added to PEOPLE, referencing Kemsley’s close friendship with the ’80s pop icon. (Her husband, Paul, is Boy George’s manager.)
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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Andy Cohen Says the Women Were "Gunning" for Bethenny Frankel at the Season 10 Reunion

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Emily Simpson Joined ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ During a ‘Midlife Crisis’
Emily Simpson decided to join “The Real Housewives of Orange County” during her “midlife crisis” — and got her contract on her birthday.

“I feel like it was an opportunity that came kind of at the right time in my life,” Simpson told Page Six on Monday. “When you’re in those 40s, you have the midlife crisis and you’re kind of like, ‘Sure, I’ll do that!’ So that’s what it was. Midlife crisis!

“It was actually a really long audition process. I don’t know if people know that, but you actually go through several auditions and you know, I took the whole audition process with a grain of salt. Like I was just like, ‘Whatever. I have so many other things going on in my life.’ I was just like, ‘You know what? Whatever, I’ll do it.’ But I kept getting farther and farther and farther and I’ll tell you my husband kept getting more nervous, and more nervous and more nervous because he was like ‘Ah, I don’t know about this! I don’t know if I want anything to do with this!’”

“I was actually offered the job, like the contract on my birthday,” she added. “So it was January 18th. I remember that specifically. It was my birthday and that’s when they called and said, ‘Do you want to be a ‘Housewife?’ And I was like ‘Yes! What did I just sign up for? But I’m going to do it!’ It was really exciting. I’ll never forget the day. What can someone call and tell me on my birthday next year that would be better than that?”

But, Simpson, 42, quickly learned that filming with four other girls wasn’t going to be as pleasant. While she struck up a bond with fellow newbie Gina Kirschenheiter, she didn’t get so lucky with veteran Shannon Beador.

“Everyone knows how Shannon is with new people,” Simpson told us. “Shannon doesn’t really like new people. But I really feel like if Shannon would let me get to know her and her get to know me, we’d be best friends. We would hang out and have slumber parties and stuff, but she has to break that wall down. Let me in!
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Monday, August 6, 2018

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Joanna Krupa Marries Douglas Nunes in ‘Very Private’ Ceremony
Joanna Krupa has tied the knot!

The Real Housewives of Miami alum and businessman Douglas Nunes got married on Saturday during an intimate ceremony in Poland, where Krupa is originally from.

“We did it ! @nunes451… “ wrote Krupa, 39, alongside a photo of the pair gazing into each other’s eyes on the big day.

“It was a very private and small family gathering,” added the bride, who was wearing an elegant white floor-length, off-the-shoulder gown. “Wish I could have shared it with all the people that I love.”

Krupa also wore a simple veil, opting to pull her hair back into an understated updo for the happy occasion.

Sharing his own image from the happy day, Nunes posted a photo of the pair riding inside a car together, presumably after the ceremony was over.
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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Take A Tour Of Emily Simpson's Home

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Teresa Giudice Sought Advice From Tamra Judge Before Entering Bodybuilding Competition
When Teresa Giudice made her debut in a bodybuilding competition earlier this summer, savvy Real Housewives fans probably couldn't help but notice that she was following in the footsteps of The Real Housewives of Orange County fitness guru Tamra Judge. And it turns out when The Real Housewives of New Jersey yogi wanted to transition into the world of bodybuilding, she actually asked Tamra for some advice.

"I talked to her. I had seen Teresa maybe a year ago, after my competition, in New York and she had said, 'Oh my gosh, I've always wanted to do that.' And I said, 'You should; you should try it.' And I saw the past [six months], like everybody else, the pictures of her working out and I could tell by the way she was working out that she was training for a competition because not too many girls train like that," Tamra recently told The Daily Dish. "It's just not typical. So I'm like, 'I bet she's going to do a competition,' and sure enough she did one."

Tamra notes that it takes a lot of work to get to a place where you can compete and place in a competition like Teresa did. Teresa debuted in her first bodybuilding competition back on June 9 at the NPC South Jersey Championships in Medford, New Jersey in an unforgettable little purple bikini. Teresa placed third in the Bikini: 40+ category in the competition.

"And it takes so much dedication, so much drive," the SoCal fitness guru said. "It consumes your life. Like 24 hours, it consumes like everything in you to do this. And I just sent her a message just saying I was proud of her. She looked great and good job."

But, Tamra is quick to point out that she was the first among the 'Wives to make her debut in the fitness competition world, having first started competing back in 2016. "I'm a trendsetter, come on!" she laughed. "I think I had the first boob job on the show — and sure enough, everyone else starting getting them."
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