Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bethenny Frankel Hired A "Personlity" Coach?!?

Trying to make herself more likable for her return to “The Real Housewives of New York City,” Bethenny Frankel has hired personality coaches to help her “tone down.”

The reality star returns for the next season of “Housewives” after leaving in 2010 to star in “Bethenny Ever After,” a spinoff documenting her marriage to estranged husband Jason Hoppy.

But Frankel is working to earn back public appeal after a messy split from Hoppy and the cancellation of her daytime talk show, “Bethenny.”

A source told The New York Post that Frankel, known for her brash, opinionated demeanor, has hired personality coaches to help her “tone down her s–t.”

The source explained, “She’s turned herself into a victim and been told by these coaches to be much more demure, and not be as harsh as she was.”

Frankel recently appeared on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” chat show in which she admitted to host Andy Cohen that she would never get legally married again. 

She also confessed to being single after splitting up with boyfriend of about one year, financier Michael Cerussi III.

The reality star is still living in the same apartment as Hoppy which meant that she was forced to film everything for “Real Housewives” outside of the apartment.

The new season of “Housewives” starts April 7. Reps for Bravo and Frankel didn’t respond.
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Kim Zolciak and Nene Leakes Team Up to Travel "The Road to Riches"

Once notorious for their on-camera feuds, former enemies Nene Leakes and Kim Zolciak Biermann will soon be back together on TV with a brand new show.

Bravo announced Monday that the Real Housewives of Atlanta standouts will executive produce and star in the forthcoming series, which follows the pair as they take an epic road trip.

According to a network statement, "Atlanta's 'most driven' Housewives … drive out of their comfort zones and across the country to discover America on a one-of-a-kind adventure."

"The road to L.A. may be paved with good intentions, but that doesn't mean they won't occasionally drive each other crazy." 

While both Housewives have already starred in their own spinoffs – Zolciak Biermann's Don’t be Tardy has filmed three seasons while Leakes's I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding documented her second marriage to then ex-husband Gregg – this new series is a first for the RHOA alums.

While the ladies rev up their engines, Leakes can still be seen in new episodes of RHOA, airing Sundays (8 p.m. ET) on Bravo.
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Jacqueline Laurita Slams Woman Who Labels Autistic Children ‘Waste Of Society’s Resources’

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita has fired back against a hater of her adorable autistic son, Nicholas. 
According to the website “The Real Mr Housewife,” a woman named Jane Wong wrote a shocking comment on the online page of Autism Behavioral Services (a group that strives to improve the quality of life for children with the disorder). 
Wong reportedly asked, “Why do people give birth to autistic kids? Waste of society’s resources.” 
Laurita, whose son Nicholas was diagnosed with autism and has shared their journey on RHONJ, immediately wanted to educate the woman in an open letter. 
Laurita wrote: 
Dear Jane W(r)ong, When your appalling and uneducated post appeared on the Facebook wall of the Autism Behavioral Services page, I couldn’t believe that a human being could have such a lack of compassion and empathy for others by having the audacity to say something so vile, and so publicly, about the life of another human being. I thought to myself, ‘What a hateful, hurtful and ignorant thing to say!’ For a moment, I found your comment extremely offensive and I felt anger towards you.” 
Laurita went on to say, “I began to feel sadness for you. I have no idea what challenges in life that you have had to endure, or what kind of mental programming you’ve grown up with for you to think the way you do. 
“I began to think that maybe I could help you in some way. Maybe if I educated you, just a little, I could open up your mind into a new way of thinking and possibly open your heart to allow in a little more compassion. I believe it’s worth an effort.” 
Laurita added she is a very proud mother of a child with autism and made various points, including that there is no prenatal test that will tell you that your child will be born with the disorder and that she went through five miscarriages to finally give birth to her “miracle child,” Nicholas.
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Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker Confirm Spin-off Show: “Meet the Tuckers”

Spin-offs seem to be the thing nowadays for reality stars, especially for Real Housewives divas. First off, “Vanderpump Rules” with the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (RHOBH) star Lisa Vanderpump. Secondly, Kenya Moore from “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (RHOA) wrote, produced, directed and starred in her own sitcom “Life Twirls On.” NeNe Leakes from “RHOA” almost had one but rejected the offer. Now, the sex couple Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker confirmed their own. Read on to find out.

RealityTea.com reported the spin-off deal by the “RHOA” couple, based on Burruss’ Instagram posts. Their family drama, “Meet the Tuckers” (does “Meet the Fockers” ring a bell?), is expected to show their complicated married life, bittersweet parenthood and struggles of establishing their own production business.
The couple’s married life became confusing because of their Mama drama, specifically the infamous fight between Mama Joyce Burruss and the late Sharon Tucker. The show would surely present the hardships of Todd while recuperating from his mother’s death.

It is pointed out on RealityTea.com how strange it was that Kandi seemed to be distant from the other Housewives’ recent issues. In the latest episodes, Kandi appeared to be more focused on her family and marriage counseling with Todd. It was probably a warm-up for their spin-off.

According to StraightFromTheA, the nonstop conflicts between the couple regarding their finances, relationship, Mama drama and attempt for another baby led to Bravo’s trust in offering them their own show.
Kandi posted on Instagram some photos of her flawless headshot (she really looked amazing!) and her family’s vacation. The headshot was taken from an interview (confessional, maybe?) while the vacation would possibly be featured in the spin-off.

The official cast for “Meet the Tuckers” is Mama Joyce, the couple’s daughters namely Riley and Kaela and some crazy hilarious extended family members such as Kandi’s “The Old Lady Gang” aunts.

It is reported that Bravo airs three episodes on Sundays in summer 2015 and continues the season if the ratings are high. However, the couple’s co-star Moore and her “Life Twirls On” spin-off kept on having publicities but no specific schedule yet. On the other hand, ex-Housewife Kim Zolciak’s “Don’t Be Tardy” is obviously successful because of its return in July 2015.
RELATED: Kandi Burruss Slams NeNe Leakes' Behavior in Therapy

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Patti Stanger Claims She and Jill Zarin Saw Mario Singer Cheating on Then-Wife Ramona

Lesson to all would-be cheaters: If you're going to be unfaithful, don't let Patti Stanger see it.

On Thursday's Watch What Happens Live, the Millionaire Matchmaker star told a shocked Andy Cohen that she was a firsthand witness to Mario Singer stepping out on his now-estranged wife Ramona Singer.

Now, Stanger has exclusively talked to PEOPLE to fill in the details of the night when she "saw the whole thing go down." In fact, Stanger says she witnessed what she believes was the beginning of Mario's long-term affair with twenty-something Kyle "Kasey" Dexter.

When a WWHL caller asked Stanger, 53, if she'd seen any "warning signs" that the Real Housewives of New York star and her husband might be headed for divorce, Stanger said she saw one giant red flag: "I was there that night he cheated." 

"I saw him pick the girl," she told Cohen, 46.

Stanger told PEOPLE she'd been at another dinner with Ramona's former RHONY costar (and sometime nemesis) Jill Zarin before they both headed to the party and spotted Ramona, 58, and Mario, 61, engage in a flirt-off.

Very quickly, says Stanger, "I noticed that everybody there was a little too wasted. Everybody seemed a little too flirty – almost overtly."

"We went to the dessert table," she says, "and I noticed that Mario was talking to this young lady who was a little bit out of his league. She was very young. In her twenties."

"Ramona was watching," adds Stanger. "Ramona was mad."

Though Stanger says Ramona was also chatting up a younger man, her husband had already made a connection with Dexter.

"You could see he was a target, but that he was excited to be a target. They both went for each other and eyes locked," said Stanger.

"I just felt creepy about the whole thing. I feel sorry for her."  
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Jackie Gillies Talks New Ladies, New Fights in Season 2 of "Real Housewives of Melbourne"

The Real Housewives of Melbourne has been upgraded.

After Bravo aired the reality series from Down Under on Sunday afternoons last year, season 2 moves to Thursday nights, and star Jackie Gillies promises, "There's drama, there's tears, there's arguments – happy moments, too. There's a lot of comedy this season, I will say."

But, let's be honest, we don't come to our Housewives for laughs, we come for the glass-throwing antics.

With two new cast members entering the fray (regular Andrea Moss exited after season 1), Gillies promises there will plenty of fresh strife. Here are the highlights:  

One of Melbourne's most controversial figures in season 1 was Gina Liano, a heavily made up, foul-mouthed Housewife who never missed an opportunity to remind the ladies, "I'm a lawyer. I deal in fact."

"Gina and I definitely get into it this season," Gillies says. The previous bench mark? Liano accused Gillies, who is psychic, of talking to demons after Gillies insinuated Liano's long-term (now ex-) boyfriend was having an affair.

But that incident was on camera. As things heat up this season, Gillies says plenty of off-camera shadiness will occur: "What's frustrating to the other cast members is that Gina's not always herself on camera. She's very controlled."

She adds cryptically, "Sometimes when people are confronted with the truth, they don't know how to handle it."

When asked if Liano is a truth-teller, Gillies, responds, "Absolutely not."
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Lynne Curtin’s Porn Star Daughter Alexa Was Arrested In '13 For Domestic Violence--Used A Knife & Tiki Torch

The Real Housewives of Orange County star Lynne Curtin’s porn star daughter Alexa was always known as a reality TV wild child — but her legal issues were worse than the world ever knew! RadarOnline.com has uncovered yet another of her past arrests, this time for felony domestic violence involving a knife and tiki torch.

The terrifying incident took place on July 13, 2013, when a then 20-year-old Alexa went over to her ex-boyfriend’s house in Westminster, California to rekindle their romance.

But when Michael Devecchio, her live-in boyfriend of three years, found out she may have “hooked up” with another guy, things got heated, according to the police report obtained by Radar.

When cops arrived on the scene, shirtless Devecchio was “visibly intoxicated” with watery eyes, the report said. And he told cops the former reality star was “drunk and out of control.”

Devecchio claimed he had “discovered a suspicious message on her Facebook profile” from another guy. So he contacted the other man who claimed he and Alexa had “sexual relations,” said the report.

Devecchio became “enraged” and confronted Alexa, now 22, about the alleged cheating, calling her a “liar” and “derogatory” names, according to cops. When he took her wrist and asked her to leave, the report claims, she refused to get up from his couch and instead grabbed a large kitchen knife and held it to her neck.

According to the report, “she held the knife up to her throat and threated to slice her own throat. She asked him if he wanted her to kill herself since he didn’t want to be with her.”

Because her ex was unsure if she was serious about killing herself or just doing it to garner “sympathy,” the ex report states, Devecchio grabbed her wrist and the knife dropped out of her hand.

Still, when he tried to get Alexa out of his house, she resisted by hitting and scratching him, per the report. She then allegedly took a tiki torch from an outside planter and threw it at him.

According to official incident documents, Michael walked away with two small bloody cuts on the back of his hand, two-inch scratches on his neck and chest, and a four-inch scratch down the middle of his chest — while the only injury Alexa sustained were “hickee” bruises on her neck.

When cops showed up, Devecchio told them she “acts that way usually.” In fact, he didn’t want police to arrest her and said he regretted calling them. He even backtracked, insisting Alexa never hit him.

But after a neighbor told cops he knew about their “constant fighting” and Alexa’s inconsistent statements to police, the responding officers put her in cuffs and charged her with spousal abuse.

A judge later granted an emergency restraining order against her, but she got lucky when the district attorney refused to prosecute based on insufficient evidence.
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Claudia Jordan Talks Fighting At Drake's Party, Slut Shaming and Nene Leakes Beef

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Melissa Gorga Reveals She Has Not Visited Teresa Giudice In Prison

The feud between "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga continues. Melissa recently appeared on "Good Day New York" where she revealed that she has not seen or spoken to her sister-in-law since she began her 15-month prison sentence earlier this year after being charged with multiple counts of fraud in October 2014.

The pair have been at odds before, allowing many of their feuds to play out in front of Bravo's cameras. They appeared to have made amends during Season 6 of the Bravo series. Gorga even acted as a support system for Giudice as she enjoyed her final months of freedom. Unfortunately, it seems that reconciliation was short-lived.

During her appearance on the morning talk show, Melissa revealed that she had not yet visited with Teresa, saying her sister-in-law and co-star was most likely saving all of her visits for her husband Joe Giudice and her four children.

"I think she's going to want every visit to be with her children," she said. "It's obviously not easy being away from the children, but I think that's probably the hardest part."

Not only have the "Housewives" stars not had a recent face-to-face conversation, Melissa also shared that the only contact she's had with Teresa has been through her husband, Joe Gorga. The 36-year-old says Joe regularly receives emails and phone calls from his sister and shares the updates with her.
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Resident Ratchet Queen Brandi Glanville Suffers Nip Slip On ‘RHOBH’ Finale


Eek! ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star Brandi Glanville gave the viewers more than they asked for during the shows finale when her boob fell out of her top and exposed her nipple.

Brandi Glanville, 42, accidentally showed off her best assets on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills March 24 finale. While wearing a very low-cut black top without a bra, Brandi’s boob slipped out of the shirt without any warning. At first, she didn’t even notice!

Talk about a wardrobe malfunction. Brandi’s own boob made a cameo on the explosive RHOBH finale, and ,believe it or not, that was one of the “lighter” moments during the explosive episode.

It happened while she was talking to her pal and co-star, Kim Richards, who was polite enough to point out the slip before anyone else caught it. Phew!
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