Monday, September 26, 2016

Bethenny Frankel Reveals What It'll Take To Convince Her To Attend LuAnn de Lesseps' Wedding
Luann de Lesseps' New Year's Eve wedding is just three months away, but Bethenny Frankel won't be marking her calendar for the celebratory occasion.

During a visit to the PEOPLE offices, the Real Housewives of New York personality revealed that she and de Lesseps are not speaking following the reunion show.

"No, I haven't strangled her and I haven't spoken to her, so she's still alive and I hope she is happily engaged. And no I haven't spoken to her," Frankel, 45, tells PEOPLE. 

Although the pair feuded on season 8 of the Bravo reality series, Frankel cites the Countess' "bad behavior" as a reason for her no longer being upset with de Lesseps.

"I'm not really upset with her because I wasn't really that surprised by her bad behavior," Frankel states. "The truth is not Luann's very good friend. So, I'm not really that surprised. I'm not angry. There have been people that I've been on the show with before that I was very angry at and was just like, 'I can never speak to them again' and I don't feel like that with Luann because I just don't expect that much from her."

On season 8, Frankel dropped a bombshell on de Lesseps when she revealed that the Countess' fiancé, Tom D'Agostino, Jr., allegedly made out with a Playboy model at New York's Regency Hotel the day before the couple's engagement party.

"In the end, really, because I was the messenger and you know people want to kind of get the stain off of them and just throw it onto someone else. I presented something that represents the truth and Luann, like I said, isn't a very good friend of the truth," Frankel tells PEOPLE. 
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Teresa Giudice Talks Upcoming Drama on 'RHONJ' Vermont Trip
It's the Real Housewives of New Jersey trip we've been hearing about since before the season started. The one that would pit Jacqueline Laurita against both Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga for good. It's the explosive expedition to Vermont. And it's finally here.

"I guess if you put a bunch of women together on a vacation trip, drama is bound to happen and you're gonna see some explosions," Teresa told E! News in advance of the big getaway making its way to your TV screens.

"I bring friends on the show that have issues with some of the other Housewives of the show," she added. "So you'll see that play out."

Which Housewives, you ask? "There was drama between Jacqueline and someone else, one of my friends that comes on the show," Teresa told us, before offering an advisement. "But watch closely of how it plays out."

When Jacqueline goes toe-to-toe with Tre's friend Robyn almost immediately, it'll cause Melissa to look at her then-friend in a whole new light. And naturally, poor Dolores Catania and Siggy Flicker will be stuck in the middle, trying to keep the peace. 
"This plays out in two episodes, so the first part is pretty explosive, but the second part is even more explosive," Teresa teased. "So you definitely have to watch it."
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Judge Sets January Date To Hear Motion On Joanna Krupa's Slander Lawsuit Against Brandi Glanville
Reactions to smells, if you believe the latest 100-page motion in the defamation case brought by former reality TV star Joanna Krupa against “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” standout Brandi Glanville, are subjective and statements of opinion.

Cigar smoke, the motion by Glanville to dismiss the 2-year-old lawsuit argues, can be “intoxicating” and “delightful” to some people while odious to others.

Therefore, the motion argues, a judge in Miami should throw out the lengthening case where “Real Housewives of Miami” principal Krupa is asking for big money from Glanville for the latter’s televised claims two years ago that Krupa’s lady parts are stinky.

Actually, the judge is keeping a stiff upper lip and set a January date to hear the motion, one where the absurd — in as many as 156 separate filings and counting — has been pushed to the extreme.

Take Ray Rafool, Krupa’s attorney, for example.

He took time off from playing polo in Ibiza earlier today to discuss the latest by telephone.

“For you and I to say this is a ridiculous case that shouldn't be going through the justice system is easy,” Rafool said. “We’re not the ones who were slandered.

“Everywhere Joanna goes, someone brings it up. She’s trying to save the cougars in California, and wisecracks about female scent spring up.

“People come up to her husband [Miami Beach nightclub owner Romain Zago] and say to him ‘I heard your wife’s … smells bad.’ What do you do?

“In a civilized society, you don’t get into a fistfight over it. You go to court.”

Until Glanville admits she was lying when she alleged that Krupa’s nether regions aren't as neat as she looks, Rafool says, the case will likely continue.

Said Susan Warner, Glanville’s Jacksonville attorney: “This was a nonsensical joke at best, and it could be an opinion — nothing defamatory.

“You need to ask this other side why they’re pursuing this.”

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Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Daughter Brielle Talk New Season of 'Don't Be Tardy'

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Amber Marchese Finishes Treatment After Second Breast Cancer Battle
Amber Marchese has overcome her second battle with breast cancer.

The former Real Housewives of New Jersey star opened up to PEOPLE about her current health at WE tv's celebration of the return of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Thursday in New York City.

"I'm actually done with treatment," revealed Amber, 39. "Actually, two weeks ago was my last treatment. I'm clean, I'm clear and I'm just ready to get on with life."

Amber survived breast cancer in 2009 before going on to discover a lump, which turned out to be cancerous, in her right breast in April 2015. 

Of how the experience changed her outlook on life, the reality star says it's made her full of "love."

"Oh my god – I love people, I love life, I love my family and I appreciate everything," she said. "I mean, I just don't take anything for granted. Nothing's guaranteed." 
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Ramona Singer Finalizes Divorce from Mario Singer
Let freedom ring for Ramona Singer.

The “Real Housewives of New York” star’s divorce from Mario Singer was finalized on Wednesday, two years after they first split, her reps confirmed to Page Six on Friday.

“We signed off on a divorce agreement last September. Unfortunately, it took the judge over a year to sign off on it due to paperwork glitches,” she told E! News. “I found out yesterday from my attorney, who sent it to me along with a key chain that says, ‘The divorce is final.'”

Ramona, 59, wed Mario in 1992 and they renewed their vows on-air in 2010. The Bravo personality tearfully recalled on “Housewives” this season how she actually discovered on Page Six that her spouse of over 20 years allegedly cheated with a much younger woman.

Though Ramona and Mario called it quits in August 2014, she says she has since forgiven him. “Forgiveness is very important,” she told us last summer. “I forgive [Mario]. Sometimes people just lose their way and you can’t help them find it.”
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Melissa Gorga Takes Teresa Giudice's Side In Feud Against Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri
Melissa Gorga is taking a stand against Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri!

Gorga, 37, revealed that that she has no intention of being a part of their feud with Teresa Giudice, as she wants to keep the family at peace after their explosive sit-down!

“You have seen throughout the past five seasons, there have been A LOT of ups and downs between all of our families and our friendships,” she began her blog. “No one’s hands are 100% clean, including my own, but what I have learned is that actions speak louder than words when it comes to finding peace.”

“Our issue with Kathy and Richie is that they are the ones that pulled away from Joe [Gorga] and I, waaay before Teresa went away, and I’m still not even sure why,” she explained. “Now, they all of sudden are ready to come back around and are annoyed that we aren’t dropping everything to make time for them. Even though we hadn’t heard from them in a long time, we still supported them, checked in to make sure Victoria was okay and came to see their new beautiful home.”

“The second we walked into their house, we got thrown into a heated conversation about Teresa,” she said of the most recent episode of RHONJ. “I was pretty clear that I didn’t want to be put in the middle, and I’m glad Joe called Richie out on his unnecessary dig. Teresa, Joe and I agreed that we would put the past in the past, that there would be no more secrets, and that we would shut down any negative conversations about each other when that person was not there to defend themselves. And that is exactly what we did!”

“I am proud of how Joe handled himself throughout this entire episode,” she continued. “He loves his family and does want peace, but he’s right… we all need to be genuine to move forward, and if you’re not ready to do that, then be honest and tell them. When people said we weren’t supporting Kathy and Rosie, I think that’s unfair. If it wasn’t for Joe, Teresa would have never even sat down with her cousins.”

“I can’t speak for Teresa, but I know from my own experience with her that she goes through a process and she’s gotta get over one thing before she can approach the next,” she concluded. ” She said she doesn’t feel that Kathy and Rosie wanting to reconcile is genuine, and I can see both sides. I do believe they want to be back in the family and want to be with us, but I get that Teresa feels it’s not real since they didn’t reach out while she was away. I was not on the visitor list or approved email list, but I still wrote to Teresa to tell her how I felt and send pictures of her girls. I made the effort to let her know that I wanted her to be in my life and that I wanted us to be good.”
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Shannon Beador's Mother-in-Law Causes an Angry, Tearful RHOC Scene
Shannon Beador and her husband David have worked to rebuild their marriage since his infidelity threatened to tear it apart. And on this season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, the couple – who married in 2000 – appear to be in the best place ever.

Now two years after David's affair was exposed, the Beadors have worked through their problems in therapy and say they've come out stronger for it. They even renewed their vows in front of their loved ones – and shared an intimate second honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas with viewers.

But on Monday's episode, it appears one person close to Shannon and David hasn't exactly been rooting for the pair to stay together.

David's mother, Donna, attended a concert the Beadors' daughters were having – and made it known to Housewives Tamra Judge and Kelly Dodd that she thought her son was justified in cheating on his wife. 

"He's a wonderful guy," Donna told them, of her son. "He made one mistake. And she pushed him. But I'm sure he regrets it now."

The words were a shock to Judge and Dodd, who had just met Donna for the first time minutes earlier.

They were both aware that there was previous tension between Shannon and her mother-in-law because Shannon had spoken of their strained relationship when Donna and her daughter Vicki first arrived at the event.

"David's mom and sister are here, just so you know," Shannon told her friends. "I mean, I haven't seen them since Christmas. I didn't know they were coming. They've never liked me."

She detailed more to viewers. "David's mother doesn't like me," she said. "David gave his mother a lot of attention when he wasn't married and I was taking him away from her."
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Siggy Flicker Says Kathy Wakile & Sister Rosie Had Bad Timing For Confronting Teresa Giudice

From Siggy's Bravo blog:
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…TIMING IS EVERYTHING! This applies to a lot of the relationship turmoil that’s happening during this season of RHONJ. I’m so happy to offer my relationship expertise to anyone who’s willing to listen, but unfortunately, I’m not a magician! Ideally, I’d love to see everyone back together as one big happy family but I would need both parties to agree to that. Remember, it takes two to tango! 

It’s heartbreaking to see relationships not getting back to where and what they used to be, but it’s important to keep in mind that EVERYONE has a lot going on in their own lives that’s more important to them at the moment; Teresa Giudice is trying to get in as much family time as possible in the short time between her arrival home and Joe’s departure. (Can you imagine the stress?) One person can handle only so much emotionally. The timing just isn’t right to work things out.

There is a big difference between making up with a brother and making up with a cousin. I’m sure Teresa and Joe’s parents had a lot to do with bringing them back together -– they undoubtedly encouraged them to get along –- and I’m sure the children know how much it meant to their parents that they works things out. Richie’s comment certainly didn’t help the situation at all, but knowing Richie, he didn’t intend to cause any harm. Sometimes we say things in the heat of the moment that we don’t mean.

Some relationships are easy to fix, some take a little time, some may be past the point of repairing. It all comes down to: is it worth it to you at the moment to put in the effort? Down the road, when and if the timing is just right, I hope that this entire group can get along again. Although it doesn’t look like it’s going to be anytime soon, I’m not counting any of these relationships out yet … and neither should you.
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Bethenny Frankel Talks Contentious Divorce, Love Life and Skinnygirl Cocktails @ Wendy Williams Show

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Lisa Vanderpump Shuts Down the Idea of a Brandi Glanville 'Real Housewives' Return: ‘Absolutely Not!’
Lisa Vanderpump is ready to bring the drama back to Bravo.

ET’s Leanne Aguilera caught up with the reality star on the red carpet at Sunday night’s Emmys, where she dished all about the new seasons of Vanderpump Rules and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Both shows are set to return before the end of the year. 

“We're back really soon,” Lisa promises. “And it's a bit of a tumultuous ride, shall we say? It's [all] coming back.” 

The restaurateur promises “a bumpy road” leading to Vanderpump Rules stars Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz’s wedding, which was followed by co-star Stassi Schroeder crashing their honeymoon.

“Why would they need her to sleep on their couch?” Lisa asks. “I have no idea! But that group, I mean, they love each other. A little dysfunctional, but they do love each other. I wouldn't invite Stassi on my honeymoon. That's for sure.” 

Lisa did, however, invite a new friend to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Her pal, fashion designer Dorit Kemsley, has joined the cast of season seven. 

“So, that always changes the dynamic,” Lisa teases. “She's actually a friend of mine, so I like her … Normally, they beat me up, so this one worked!” 

Lisa, of course, is referencing former co-star Brandi Glanville, who slapped her in a season five episode. While Brandi made guest appearances in season six, Lisa says don’t hold your breath for any more cameos. 

“Oh, no!” She exclaims. “Absolutely not. No, I don't think Brandi's gonna be back. Well, definitely not on our show.” 

When asked if Brandi is now on her “blacklist,” Lisa simply responded with, “She’s not on my list, period. How about that?”
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A Racial Slur Haunts 'Real Housewives of Auckland'
Lost count of the amount of Real Housewives franchises around the world? So have we.

Yet the Auckland-based version of the franchise in New Zealand is in a tonne of hot water, due to one of its stars being filmed using an awful racial slur, which producers have chosen to include in Tuesday night's episode — albeit bleeped out.

One of the show's stars, Julia Sloane was recorded off-camera using the n-word in reference to another housewife, Michelle Blanchard in episode six of the series. Blanchard is British and of Caribbean descent.

The comment was made during a luxury yacht trip with the housewives, when another housewife Gilda Kirkpatrick asked Blanchard for some help, prompting Sloane to make the comment "she's not your boat n***er," according to the New Zealand Herald.

Sloane has since issued a statement to the New Zealand Herald, in which she said she apologised for the remark.

"While in Port Douglas filming for Real Housewives of Auckland I made an off-camera and off-the cuff inappropriate comment which caused hurt to Michelle," she said. "I wasn't thinking. I made a mistake and I have apologised to Michelle for my remark.

"There is no excuse for using offensive words under any circumstances and I have learned from this foolish mistake. I have put this distressing experience behind me and am moving on."

Sloane's husband, investment banker Michael Lorimer, told the newspaper it was a "tongue-in- cheek boating term" that he and his wife would use occasionally while sailing, and that alcohol might be a factor in why the remark was made. 

They're both trying to get lawyers to amend the episode, saying it's "grossly unfair" on the part of the producers. 

Blanchard told The Spinoff that she's still unhappy about Sloane not owning up to the incident, although explained that she doesn't have a problem with Sloane as they have a "professional working relationship."
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