Saturday, June 25, 2016

Shannon Beador: I've Forgiven Vicki Gunvalson, But...


EOnline.com:
The new season of The Real Housewives of Orange County has only just begun, but already the drama is off the charts—both on camera and off.

While the premiere episode of season 11 saw Vicki Gunvalson attempting to begin her apology tour after last season's debacle with ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers and his cancer claims left her on the outs with just about every other cast member—including longtime bestie Tamra Judge—social media became a battlefield between the Bravolebrities after Vicki sat down with E! News' Melanie Bromley to discuss her co-stars. Turns out that Tamra didn't take too kindly to what Vicki had to say about her, leading to a war of words that's got us worried about just how ugly season 11 will be.

E! News caught up with Vicki's co-stars Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador, and new Wife on the block Kelly Dodd at the premiere of Adventures in Babysitting, the 100th Disney Channel original movie, to get their take on the drama and see where they stand with the OG of the OC. Spoiler alert: It doesn't look good.

"I feel like there's been so much drama in social media from a lot of the cast members and we've only had one episode aired, which is a little bit shocking," Heather told us before teasing the season to come. "I will tell you that it's going to be really interesting how this season plays on."

Shannon, of course, didn't mince words when it came to Vicki. "I don't want a friendship with her," she said flat out. "I've forgiven, but I don't want to be her friend."

It wasn't all bad news for Vicki though. Looks like Kelly has gone from burgeoning friend in the season premiere to full-on ally by season's end, as she told us, "I just talked to her just a second ago about how Tamra said she bashed her, but I don't think that's true...I hope they can get through their drama and become friends again." We've got a feeling that's not happening any time soon.
Here's hoping that Vicki doesn't want a friendship with Shannon either. I mean, this party pooper can forgive and take back her lying, cheating husband, but can't be friends with Vicki again?!? Hypocrite much?

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Bethenny Frankel Had Fibroids Surgery, Gives Health Update


EOnline.com:
What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

After watching a sneak peek for the 13th episode of season, Bethenny said she was embarrassed over getting teary on camera after her pre-op appointment.

"It just feels embarrassing," she told Andy.

"It's a scary thing to go into," Veep star Matt Walsh told her.

"I know, but I don't know, now I feel like it's kind of common. I don't know, I just feel embarrassed. I shouldn't feel embarrassed, people were saying it's so great that you're talking about it and it definitely is. It was serious and I was scared. I just don't have that much familiarity with surgery and things like that and I didn't really know anything about it," she conceded.

After visiting the doctor with Dorinda Medley, Bethenny revealed her doctor told her she had lost 10 percent of her blood due to fibroids in her uterus and surgery would be required to remove them. She had the surgery May 20 and was hospitalized for three days.

"I've been treating myself really healthfully since then and I recovered pretty well," she said on Watch What Happens Live. "I have a scar and I think I'm OK now."

Her next check up is Thursday, June 23.
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Jules Wainstein May Be Getting Dumped From ‘Real Housewives of New York City’


USWeekly.com:
Jules Wainstein may have just been dumped … again.

A source reveals in the latest issue of Us Weekly that the Real Housewives of New York City season 8 rookie, 35, won’t appear in season 9. “Bravo isn't asking Jules back," the insider says.

The news comes a week after reports revealed June 15 that Jules’ husband of eight years, Michael, 44, filed for divorce. Since then, the two have been hurling nasty accusations at each other.
 
Jules' rep accused venture capitalist Michael of infidelity, claiming he cheated with one of the reality personality's friends. Then, Michael's attorney claimed Jules physically attacked her husband in 2012.

Though the vicious back-and-forth might seem like perfect fodder for reality TV, the source claims it wasn't enough to keep Jules around for another season. Despite opening up about her eating disorder and chaotic home life, says the pal, "she isn't resonating with viewers."

And with costar Ramona Singer's season 7 split from her husband of 22 years, Mario Singer, still a leading story line, the insider explains, "producers don't want another divorced woman."
I've watched every episode of 'RHONY' this year and Wainstein hasn't resonated much with me either. Wonder if Wainstein's possible exit could open the door for JIll Zarin coming back?

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Amber Marchese Reveals Lyme Disease Diagnosis


USmagazine.com:
From one battle to the next. Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Amber Marchese — who has been fighting her second round of breast cancer since April 2015 — revealed in a new interview that she has been diagnosed with Lyme disease.


“I was officially diagnosed last week,” the reality star, 38, told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday, June 21. "About two weeks ago, I had flulike symptoms which included a low-grade fever, headache, aches, chills, joint pain and awful neck pain."

When Marchese wrote about her condition on social media, a friend told her that she should get checked for Lyme disease: “She shared with me her struggles with Lyme disease, and we shared many of the same symptoms.”

Luckily, the former Bravolebrity caught the illness in its early stages and won’t have to undergo treatment as she continues to undergo chemotherapy. “But we are going to monitor it,” she assured ET.
 

Marchese, who is married to husband James Marchese, with whom she shares two kids, survived breast cancer in 2009 and was rediagnosed last year. Despite her recent health setbacks, the New Jersey resident has maintained a positive outlook on life.

"I am coping by getting my butt to the gym and pushing myself as hard as I can!” she said of dealing with her Lyme discovery. “I enjoy every day as a blessing and focus on my family and friends."
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Luann de Lesseps Has a Plan to Avoid the Real Housewives Divorce Curse


EOnline.com:

Luann de Lesseps has seen it all on the Real Housewives.  
From co-stars exchanging vows in front of cameras to couples dropping the "divorce" word on national television, the Bravo reality star knows that having and then maintaining a successful marriage under the public eye can be difficult.  
But as the Real Housewives of New York City star prepares for her New Year's Eve wedding to fiancĂ© Tom D'Agostino, the Big Apple veteran is setting boundaries as to what the public can and cannot see.  
"I adore Tom and I want to be happy. I don't want to have the Housewives curse so I don't think that's something I'm willing to do," Luann shared with E! News when asked about a possible televised wedding. "I think there's a lot to be learned from Housewives wedding specials. I think the only person who has been able to pull it off is Kim Zolciak-Biermann."  
She continued, "I think your husband needs to really be into it. The person or partner you're going to be with really needs to be in it and you know, Tom is a very private person and I respect that."

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

New 'OC Housewife' Kelly Dodd: “Sometimes I Say Things Without Thinking That Get Me Into Trouble”!


HuffPo.com:
Every city of the “Real Housewife” can always use a refresh and a jolt of energy. Kelly Dodd has landed in the O.C. and this lady is a virtual lightning bolt for “The Real Housewives of Orange County” (premiering June 20th on Bravo, check local listings). We chatted with her about being the newest lady on the block, her opinions on her fellow cast members, and what it’s like to have the cameras watching her virtually all the time.

Kelly, new Housewives historically are a mixed bag. I have a feeling that, based on what I have seen so far, you are going to be one of our favorites. Oh thank you! 
How does it feel to be the official new “Real Housewife” in the O.C.? It feels great. It’s been such a great experience and a really fun experience. It’s awesome and I have enjoyed myself through the whole season. I love it! 
Were you a fan of the show before being cast? I watched it more when it was more of the beginning, the Cota De Caza scene. Once they started fighting...I really liked the relationships, the family, the teenagers, the parents. All the fighting stuff, I really wanted them to get back to the women and the family. I kind of stopped watching then, but when it would be on I would watch it, just never from the beginning to the end. I would see it because I would have Bravo on, I just didn’t follow it strictly. 
Was it very different going from being a regular wife and mom to suddenly having cameras following you to everything, from small events to the biggest events? You know, actually it seemed very natural. At first it was weird, in the beginning. I felt very natural since I built relationships with the camera people and the production team. It seemed very natural and not very weird. They are in here quite a bit, but they are great and such awesome people. 
 
They say one of the keys to being a great Housewife is to not write your own narrative and to just simply be yourself. Do you think, looking back, you were truly yourself? I think I was my real authentic self, I feel like the other women aren’t, at least a couple of them-Shannon and Heather-are fake. 
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Joshua Waring, Son of Lauri Peterson, Suspected of Attempted Murder


USWeekly.com:
Joshua Waring, the son of former Real Housewives of Orange County star Lauri Peterson, has been arrested for suspicion of attempted murder, Us Weekly can confirm. 

Waring, 27, shot a 35-year-old man in the torso around 2:30 a.m. in Costa Mesa, California, on Monday, June 20.

"Apparently there had been a previous confrontation between [Waring] and the occupants of that residence earlier, and he had returned," Costa Mesa police lieutenant Paul Beckman said in a statement via the Los Angeles Times.

Waring wasn't handcuffed until several hours later, after a car chase with police. He crashed while driving a stolen SUV and tried to run away before authorities booked him. According to a Costa Mesa police press release, Waring was initially spotted by an Orange County Sheriff's helicopter and "surrendered" at the scene. The gun used hasn't been found yet. 

The unidentified victim, meanwhile, was taken to Orange County Global Medical Center and is expected to survive, according to Costa Mesa Fire Department.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Stephanie Hollman: 'It Was Scary' Filming with LeeAnne Locken


FOXNews.com:
“Real Housewives of Dallas” star Stephanie Hollman said it wasn’t easy filming with co-star LeeAnne Locken, who revealed during Sunday’s reunion special on Bravo that she is in anger management therapy.

“I think she needs anger management counseling, so I am actually proud of her for that because if you know better, you do better,” Hollman told FOX411 on Monday. “Maybe this season was a way to look at herself and say ‘I need help.’ I’m hoping she can change and seek help in therapy. It was honestly a really hard year. It was a scary year dealing with her at times.”

Hollman, who is closest to Brandi Redmond on the show, revealed what she really thinks of Locken .
“I think she is only comfortable if she has power and I felt like that the entire season,” she said. “If she is in control and has power and then everyone is agreeing with her, she is easy. But the moment she feels so doesn't have control, it’s like she’s trying to get you in line. And I feel like that is what she was trying to do to me. She wanted to make sure she was the alpha at all times.”

The one thing from the reunion special that Hollman didn’t like was the amount of time it took Locken to apologize to fellow co-star Cary Deuber for their past conflicts.

“The only thing I did not like was I felt it took her a long time to apologize. I felt she was making excuses of her behavior instead of just owning it and saying ‘you are right I shouldn’t have done that.’”

Hollman charged that Locken is manipulative.

“I think she has been through a lot when she was younger, and I think the only way she feels safe is if she is in control. I do think she bullies and manipulates to get her way a lot.”
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Meghan King Edmonds Is Going To Be A Mom To A Baby Girl


People.com:
Meghan King Edmonds is going to be a mom!

The Real Housewives of Orange County star and her husband Jim are expecting a daughter, Edmonds tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“I’m so over the moon, I couldn’t believe it the first time I peed on a stick and I saw that little line kind of get a little darker,” she says.

“I’ve always dreamed of this, but it’s still such a miracle. I can’t even describe the feeling.”

This is the first child for Edmonds, though she’s had plenty of practice as stepmom to husband Jim’s two children from his previous marriage.

Now four months along, the mom-to-be says she’s feeling good and has lots of energy, but her road to motherhood wasn’t easy.

“We went through IVF and fortunately we got pregnant the first time,” Edmonds says, adding she didn’t have fertility issues, but that her husband underwent a vasectomy and froze his sperm.

“It was just such a long process with the IVF, step by step by step with so much information.”
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Monday, June 20, 2016

New 'Real Housewives' Star Siggy Flicker: 'I Did 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey Because I Didn’t Like The Way Jersey was Being Portrayed'


CourierPostOnline.com:
One of the new cast members of Bravo's hit reality show, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," has South Jersey ties.

Fans of the show will see new cast member Siggy Flicker when the seventh season premieres at 8 p.m. July 10 on Bravo.

Flicker, a graduate of Cherry Hill West, is a relationship expert, professional matchmaker and author.
While she is an expert at handing out love advice, she's no stranger to television. In 2011, she starred in the VH1 series "Why Am I Still Single?!" where she gave dating lessons to clients looking for love. For the past five years, she's been a featured guest on "Good Morning America," "Dr. Phil," "Wendy Williams" and others.

This time around, she's making a point to represent New Jersey the right way with what she calls a "loud, outspoken, big personality."

"I did 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' for one reason only," Flicker told Courier-Post. "I didn’t like the way Jersey was being portrayed and I am very proud to be a Jersey girl."

Flicker was born in Israel but spent most of her childhood in Cherry Hill, living in different apartment complexes on Cooper Landing Road before attending college at Monmouth University. She has fond memories of having breakfast at Ponzio's Diner and playing softball with friends from her high school.

"Cherry Hill was the most beautiful town to grow up in," Flicker said.

Filming wrapped in May and while mum's the word on any details of the show, Flicker says fans can expect a lot of heart, soul and the obvious drama.

"The show has some great girls."
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Cary Deuber Sets the Record Straight on Her Marriage


Yahoo.com:
After a season of accusations and allegations about how they first got together, Real Housewives of Dallas stars Mark and Cary Deuber are setting the record straight with ET.

"Some people tried to imply that Cary was a homewrecker, and she stole her husband, and that's not how things went down at all," Mark says.

Co-star LeeAnne Locken seemed to imply multiple times throughout the Bravo series' first season that Cary and Mark first got romantic while Mark was still married. The couple has worked together for years -- Mark is a plastic surgeon, while Cary is his first assistant and nurse. 

"We've actually known each other for 15 or 16 years," Mark explains. "I was a resident, and she was a young nurse at the hospital … Then, I had been in practice about three or four years, and she came to work for me. The reason she did that is because I was doing a lot of complex types of reconstructive surgery that required an operative assistant."

"Which is why I wanted to work for him," Cary explains. "Not because I wanted to sleep with him!"

The couple says over the years, they became close friends, as colleagues do. Mark and his family even attended Cary's second wedding, a marriage Cary confesses lasted "a skinny minute."

"I don't want to trash my first marriage or my ex-wife," Mark shares, "but suffice it to say, I was not in a good place for a long time in my marriage. I think I gained a lot of weight, I drank a lot. I think I was just not taking care of myself at all ... I started taking care of myself, and I started losing weight, and I was kind of checked out on my marriage."

LeeAnne involved her friend, Heidi Dillon, in the Cary-Mark rumor mill. In one episode, Heidi scoffed, "Most of the women in Dallas got their rich husbands because, at one point, they were on their knees under his desk, right? That's what I know of Cary."

"It's certainly been implied that we were sneaking around," Mark responds. "I mean, a lot of what was said was true: we did work together, and we did wind up getting together, and we're married now. And you know what? Things like that happen. We did not sneak around and have an affair."

"We definitely got together quickly after he got separated," Cary admits. "But there was a line drawn."

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Jules Wainstein Allegedly ‘Brutalized’ Her Husband Michael


PageSix.com:
Cops reportedly “swarmed” the Manhattan home of “Real Housewife” Julianne Wainstein recently — but an attorney for her husband Michael Wainstein says that he’s the victim.

On Thursday, the Daily Mail reported an NYPD “officer was seen leaving [the couple’s] apartment carrying a written statement, with the words ‘threatening me . . . going to ruin my life’ easily legible.”

But Michael’s attorney Mark Jay Heller said it’s Michael who’s been a past victim of his statuesque and beautiful wife, Julianne. “She has brutalized him, poor guy — a foot shorter than her — and he is not going to take it anymore.” He complimented Michael — who stands well below his wife in pictures of the pair — as “diminutive but brave.”

A rep for Julianne commented when asked about any alleged abuse, “The truth will prevail.”

Meanwhile, Heller said of the Thursday incident, “At about 8 a.m. . . . his wife called the police to come to the home and she told the officers that he was talking too loud. They looked at her and said, ‘That’s no reason to call the police.’”

He previously claimed, “She regularly calls the police with false allegations, and the police arrive and find there was no incident . . . That’s a tactic that some women use.”

Julianne’s rep has called Heller’s remarks about the “false allegations” “utterly disgusting.”

An NYPD rep said there was no record of a 911 call at the address Thursday morning.

Reports have said Michael filed for divorce in May after he was “busted” for cheating. Julianne’s rep confirmed the adultery accusation and said that Julianne was “blindsided,” but “she’s very strong.”
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