Thursday, November 20, 2014

Teresa Giudice's Daughter Gia Seeks Donations for Her 3KT Group Music Video


People.com:
The show must go on.

At least that's the attitude Gia Giudice is taking when it comes to her burgeoning music career.

Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice's eldest daughter is taking financial matters into her own hands, asking for online donations to help make her music dreams come true.

Despite the fact that her parents will soon serve time in prison for multiple charges, including bankruptcy fraud, the 13-year-old singer is looking on the bright side.


"Obviously, any news that is hurtful or horrible to hear is so upsetting. But my family is probably one of the strongest families I know, so we'll get through this," she recently told Access Hollywood, adding, "It's going to be fine and when it's over, we're going to be better than ever."

But while the cash-strapped family is dealing with hefty fines and legal fees, Gia isn't putting her music on hold. A member of the group 3KT, the band she started with pals Alexa Maetta, 16, and Christianna Cardinale, 14, Gia and her friends launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for their upcoming video.

"3KT love our fans! We want to give you an awesome original Christmas music video in time for the holiday!" reads a message on their Kickstarter page, which seeks to raise $7,500 by Dec. 12.

As for what the parentals think of her pop star aspirations, "My parents think it's fun," Gia told Access Hollywood. "I just want to make them proud." 
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Camille Grammer Slams Her Ex-Husband Kelsey Grammer: "Total Dick"



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Cynthia Bailey Slams Porsha Williams: “Keep My Name Out of Your Mouth!”


Wetpaint.com:
It’s no surprise Porsha Williams is at odds with Cynthia Bailey, considering she has a “little sis-big sis” relationship with Cynthia’s recent ex-pal, NeNe Leakes, and Cynthia has been hanging out with Porsha’s foe, Kenya Moore. However, the image of these two really getting into it in a sneak peek of the November 23 episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta is still quite jarring!
Who knew Cyn had it in her? The supermodel is definitely showing a new, more confrontational side of herself in Season 7, and this clip proves that it’s here to stay. While we’re not sure what exactly prompts the tiff, we can tell that both ladies are riled up. Cynthia — looking like an old timey reporter in a pageboy cap and thick-rimmed glasses — first raises her voice to the recently-demoted Porsha while the two are sharing a meal. 

“You say something crazy about me, I’m gonna say something crazy about you,” she asserts, as Porsha talks over her, “If you aren’t thinking about me, why are you commenting?” To that, Cynthia replies, “You keep my name out your mouth, I’ll keep your name out my mouth,” and Porsha fires back, “That’s very childish.” 

Then, sounding eerily similar to her former Miss USA pal, Cynthia spits, “Do not come for me.” ...Unless I come for you? Isn’t that how it goes?

To be fair, Porsha also reuses a familiar term or two (coined by the aforementioned NeNe). “Flip-flopper, you’re two-faced! Go ahead and turn around so I can see your other face!” Porsha says about her co-star to the Bravo cameras.

Along with that fight over apparent gossip, this Episode 3 will also bring us Kenya’s beloved aunt (and the woman Andy Cohen calls RHoA’s “moral compass”), who tells her it’s “very important to forgive everyone.” Phaedra Parks? NeNe? We can’t wait to find out who will be receiving this forgiveness.

Then we have Porsha and NeNe discussing new Housewife Claudia Jordan — which, of course, turns to some shade-throwing courtesy of NeNe. “The thirst is real,” the soon-to-be Broadway star quips.

And finally, there’s Phaedra finding out from Kandi Burruss that Apollo Nida apologized to Kenya for lying about their rumored tryst. Boy does she look shocked. Cut to: Apollo at the lawyer’s office apparently going through with his divorce threats from the premiere!
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lisa Vanderpump Reveals It Was Brandi Glanville Who Slapped Her in 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Trailer


USmagazine.com:
Fee-fi-FOE-fum! Lisa Vanderpump joined Jenny McCarthy on her SiriusXM radio show Dirty, Sexy, Funny on Monday, Nov. 17, where the Brit revealed the identity of the culprit who slapped her in the explosive Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season five trailer. (Us Weekly revealed the trailer earlier this month.)

The no-nonsense restaurateur, 54, first called out McCarthy, 42, for comments she made while appearing on Watch What Happens Live with Brandi Glanville earlier this year. (In February, McCarthy questioned Vanderpump's motives on Andy Cohen's show. "I think Lisa's looking out for her spin-off…" McCarthy observed. "I think she's creating drama.")

Vanderpump went on Monday's show to put McCarthy in her place. "You can come on Watch What Happens Live and back me up for a change!" she joked, while the former View co-host unabashedly responded: "I'd love to call in and let's just trash Brandi. I'll be a s---starter for you."

The always-entertaining Glanville, 42, remained the main topic of conversation between Vanderpump and McCarthy on Monday. "How do you not punch some of these bitches in the face?" McCarthy commented, following up with the burning question: "Who ended up smacking you?"

"Well, your very good friend," Vanderpump responded. "The one you were on Watch What Happens Live! with — the one that you were backing."

"She hit you?!" a shocked McCarthy yelped. "Tell me you hit her back!"
While the reality TV veteran remained mum on what happened after the slap, she said the aftermath is still ongoing. "I'm not giving you final page of that book," Vanderpump said. "It was right at the end of filming, but it definitely changed the dynamic for me. I tried really hard, despite the fact that I was on that bloody show."
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NeNe Leakes: ‘I’ll Make My Donation When I Get Ready To Make It’


S2Smagazine.com:
NeNe Leakes said Kenya Moore took her time making a donation to the Detroit Public Schools, and NeNe’s not rushing to match those funds, just because Kenya finally gave her money.

“I’ll make my donation when I get ready to make it. She made hers when she got ready,” NeNe recently told TMZ.

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” fans likely remember that NeNe challenged Kenya to make a $20,000 donation to a charity of her choice, and NeNe said she would match that donation.

Now, that Kenya has given her money, “RHOA” fans have been waiting to see whether NeNe will keep her word. Though she spoke about a “statute of limitation” on “Watch What Happens Live,” NeNe clarified that she never said she would not keep up her end of the bargain.

“Did I say I wasn’t going to pay the Detroit Schools? Did you hear me say that?” she asked. “No one heard me say that… There was no time where you heard me say I wasn’t going to make a donation.”

According to NeNe, she needs to do some investigating before forking over those thousands.

“We made to make sure Kenya made a payment first of all,” she said. “We also need to make sure they are a charity…and we made to make sure they are active…You have to make sure they’re credible.”

NeNe pointed out that some of her “RHOA” cast members have been less than truthful in other situations. She did not name Kenya specifically, but reasoned that she needs to check the facts first before being so generous.

“What I know is there’s a bunch of lies out there and I’ll pay when I get ready just as she did,” she said.
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After 5th Attack on a Human, Kim Richards Finally Sends Pit Bull to Trainer


People.com:
After Kim Richards's beloved pit bull Kingsley attacked her niece, Alexia Umansky, earlier this month, the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has temporarily removed the dog from her home.

"He's in a good place," Richards told TMZ on Saturday. "He's safe and with a trainer."

But the decision to send her dog away didn't come easy, despite a total of five reported incidents where Kingsley attacked humans.

"At this point I am looking into options to what the next step is for Kingsley," Richards, 50, said in a statement received by the New York Post after Kim's sister, Kyle (who also appears on the show), confirmed that her daughter had been bitten


"Regarding Alexia: She was attacked by a dog and has to have surgery. As always, she is trying to make the best out of a bad situation. Thank you for your thoughts & well wishes," Richards posted on Facebook Nov. 4.

Despite the animal's aggressive behavior, it doesn't appear that the mom of four – who got the dog to be her companion once her children moved out of the house – has any plans to put him down.

"As many of you can relate, he is my best friend," says Richards. "This is a very difficult decision and time for all of us, but the safety of my family always comes first."
  
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Phaedra Parks' Estranged Husband Apollo Nida Admits He Lied About Kenya Moore Wanting to Have Sex with Him


People.com:
Apollo Nida dropped a bombshell on Sunday's The Real Housewives of Atlanta when he apologized to Kenya Moore and admitted he lied about her wanting to have sex with him in L.A. last season.

"I apologize to you. It was a lie," Nida said of the allegation that infuriated his wife, Phaedra Parks, last year and made her and many of the wives turn their backs on Moore.

"You don't get what I've been through because of the things you said to your wife," said Moore. "She [said] I did these things, and they believed it. I've never been anyone's whore."

Pressed Moore: "Have I ever seen you in L.A.?" 


"Kenya, you've never seen me in L.A.," admitted Nida. "I know where I'm going, and I need my slate to be clear."

"In this moment, I truly feel vindicated," said Moore. "But I won't be vindicated until Phaedra apologizes." 
 
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Lisa Rinna Talks Joining "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"


EOnline.com:
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is getting a dose of drama from a woman who knows all about it: Lisa Rinna.

The Melrose Place and Days of Our Lives veteran joins the reality show for season five alongside fellow soap opera vet Eileen Davidson and it's safe to say the two aren't afraid to mix things up with Real Housewives veterans Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Brandi Glanville and Yolanda Foster.

Rinna, who has appeared on Dancing With the Stars and Celebrity Apprentice and also co-starred opposite her husband Harry Hamlin in the reality series Harry Loves Lisa, said doing Beverly Hills Housewives was similar to Melrose Place.

"This is very close to doing Melrose Place without a script in your hand," she said. Rinna had been rumored to join the series during past seasons and was adamant that she was not joining the fray…until now.

"Like everything in life, it's all about timing. It's funny, when I went on to Melrose Place it was year five. This is year five of Housewives…To be honest with you, after talking about it with my husband, it's been a really great gig for me," she said, citing her time with her kids and being at home. "It felt right, to be honest with you…and I like an adventure, I was looking for an adventure."

In The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills trailer, Rinna is seen throwing wine (or some other kind of liquid)—and subsequently, a glass—at costar Kim Richards. Rinna had to remain coy about the details, but said, "I can't say it's anything I would have ever expected or imagined to ever have happen in my life…most of my friends have ever heard me raise my voice or get angry, really…what I learned is I am fiercely protective of my family."
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Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley Accused of Partying Instead of Going to See Slade's Son While In Hospital


RadarOnline.com:
Former The Real Housewives of Orange County stars Gretchen Rossi and fiancĂ© Slade Smiley are fighting back against web accusations that they partied instead of showing up to his cancer-stricken son Grayson’s bedside when the boy was hospitalized.

In an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com, Rossi  called the charges “absurd,” and explained that Grayson’s mother Michelle Arroyo, Smiley’s ex-girlfriend, didn’t inform him of the health crisis.

And Smiley, 41, and Rossi enjoyed a surprise party Smiley had organized for Rossi’s 36th birthday at a different time frame from his son’s hospital visit, she said.

Smiley’s son, now 13, is battling a couple of different rare forms of brain cancer.

Rossi fumed to Radar, “Michelle made a Facebook post on Saturday, November 1, for everyone to see that Grayson went into the hospital. She did not even notify Slade about it and he had to find out through a third source, which personally I think is wrong.”

According to Rossi, “When he called Michelle to find out what was going on she said because of Grayson’s compromised immune system they admitted him to the hospital, but that he was fine and was released from the hospital.”

The couple was let go from RHOC but recently talked about Grayson’s illness on the reality show Marriage Bootcamp.

But Rossi objects to those who jump to conclusions about the situation, telling Radar, “The individuals and blogs who continue to use his son’s illness to promote false information in order to try to make us look bad or claim that Slade doesn’t care about his son are disgusting. Obviously they are just trying to drive traffic to their websites.

“Slade loves Grayson very much and just so it’s clear he would ALWAYS choose to be with his son over anything else — unfortunately he is not always given that choice.”

As Radar has previously reported, Smiley has wrestled with child support payment issues with Arroyo  in the past and his former RHOOC co-star Tamra Barney called him “a deadbeat with a sick son.”
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