Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Monique Samuels Joins 'The Real Housewives of Potomac'


BravoTV.com:
Monique Samuels joins the fierce ladies of The Real Housewives of Potomac this season, and she is not afraid to shake things up with her "tell it like it is" style. Monique grew up in Pleasantville, NJ surrounded by her loving family. She grew up a tomboy, and her father instilled a sense of strength and independence into her. When Monique was a teen, he would not let her drive a car until she knew how to change a tire and check under the hood. Monique’s close-knit family has helped her remain the down-to-earth Jersey girl that she is today.

Monique was the salutatorian of her high school graduating class. After graduation, she moved to Pittsburgh to attend Duquesne University on a full academic scholarship. After a few semesters, Monique decided to pursue her true passion, a career in music. She packed her bags and moved to Washington, DC where she met her future husband, Chris Samuels, a six-time Pro Bowl left tackle who played for the Washington Redskins. Chris and Monique’s friendship has blossomed into a marriage of five years and their beautiful four-year-old son, Christopher, and one-year-old daughter, Milani.

Monique is a boss in every sense of the word, as she manages her husband’s businesses, which include a real estate investment company, a business enterprise, and the Chris Samuels Foundation. As if that weren't enough to keep her busy, she is currently completing her business degree from the University of Alabama and working on her blog, Not for Lazy Moms, which discusses holistic and natural remedies for adults and kids. When she has time to relax at one of the couple's five homes, Monique enjoys weekly spa treatments and international jet-setting travel with her family. 
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'Real Housewives Of Toronto': Meet Joan Kelley



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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

53-Year-Old Lisa Rinna Posts A Nude Selfie


UPI.com:
Television personality Lisa Rinna stripped down for a nude selfie Sunday.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and two-time Playboy cover model shared a naked photo on Instagram following news the magazine will again feature nudity.

"It's back. I got scared then I said I'm 53 -- zero [expletive] given! Cheers to @playboy for going back to nudes," Rinna captioned the snapshot.

"The female body is so beautiful, every size and every age. Be proud! #thefemalebodyisbeautiful #allshapesandsizes #loveyourself #loveyourbody," she added.

Rinna first posed for Playboy in 1998 while six months pregnant with her daughter Delilah. She later appeared on the magazine's May 2009 cover after competing on the ABC series Dancing with the Stars.

"While I'm definitely a product of this mindset, I don't get all the fuss our society has over people's weight," the star told People in 2009.
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Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss Both Come Out the Closet


RadarOnline.com:
As The Real Housewives of Atlanta fans know, Porsha Williams has been spreading scandalous rumors about costar Kandi Burruss‘ sex life all season — but on last night’s episode of the Bravo hit, the mother of two got her revenge!

Way back in November, RadarOnline.com exclusively revealed that Burruss, 40, kept secret texts proving Williams, 35, propositioned her and husband Todd Tucker for sex at an Atlanta nightclub in August 2014. And now, the Bedroom Kandi CEO finally spilled the tea on what really went down that night.

“She was in front of me. He was behind me, and she kissed me,” she told her staff. “There was tongue, and then she told me she wanted to eat my p***y until I came!”

“We all know that Porsha gets down with girls. I know it. She’s knows it. She knows I know it!”
Later on, Burruss confronted Williams in a very, very uncomfortable lunch date.

The single divorcee vehemently denied the club seduction, and brought even more accusations back on her frenemy.

I’m not out here telling your business, but if you want to go there, Kandi, it is what it is,” she screamed. “Because if I’m single and that’s what I choose to do, but if I’m married and I choose to bring other women in my bed and flip flop them like pancakes, that’s something totally different.”

Burruss did admit to having had one threesome with Tucker in the past — but says that’s as far as her freak flag flies.

In a shocking last twist, Williams went on to accuse Tucker of cheating on Burruss with other women on the sly.

“You like the fact that your husband has other chicks that he goes with in different states?” Williams asked in a rage. “As a matter a fact, why don’t you call Todd and ask him about what he just told a girl in New York this past weekend. Telling her his name is Marvin so he can cheat. Marvin — his alias. That’s what you need to worry about.”
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Jules Wainstein’s Estranged Husband Ordered to Sell UWS Penthouse


PageSix.com:
Former “Real Housewives of New York” star Jules Wainstein’s estranged husband, Michael Wainstein, must look for a new home, because a Manhattan divorce judge ordered him to sell his penthouse apartment in a famed Upper West Side building.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz said Tusday that although Michael is living in the condo, it is in Jules’ name, so her reputation will suffer if they are evicted for nonpayment of fees.
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Meet Kara Alloway Of 'Real Housewives Of Toronto'



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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Kyle Richards Talks Erika Girardi's Upcoming Teary Moments on RHOBH: "I Was So Taken Aback"


BravoTV.com:
There's always plenty of drama among the ladies of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but let's not forget how much friendship there is, too. It has been particularly lovely to see Kyle Richards' friendship with Erika Girardi bloom even more this season. We mean, when someone treats you like a VIP on a Grecian getaway, that pretty much seals the deal that you're going to be friends for life, right?

But Kyle recently told The Daily Dish that she initially bonded with Erika on a deeper level. "From the moment Erika joined the show, I immediately liked her. We both had in common that we had our kids really young, and we just sort of started bonding over being young moms. I just liked her," Kyle gushed. "Now that she's been on the show, it's her second season, we've gotten closer and closer and I'm really enjoying my time with her." 

And that fab trip to Greece certainly helped. "We had so much fun, we really did," Kyle said. "Each trip and each time with any of the Housewives when we travel, people get closer and you learn a lot about people, and I think you could see that we enjoy each other's company."

Though we're slowly peeling back the layers on Erika this season, Kyle said that she feels like they've gotten to a place where the club hit queen can be more open with her. "Erika lets down her guard more with me, I think, just because we hit it off right away. I think coming into the Housewives, a lot of women have a lot of distrust. I don't know why," Kyle said with a laugh. "Lisa Vanderpump and I have been there for seven years, and I see the newbies come in. I feel bad for them. I think, 'God, it must be kind of weird to step into this arena and some people have never even been in front of a camera before,' so it can be scary. So it takes a little while to get close to people, but I think Erika and I just kind of clicked right away." 

Kyle also teased what we can expect to see from the usually calm, cool, and collected Erika during those surprising teary moments of hers featured in this season's trailer. "Each season you get to know each Housewife more and more, I think, and with Erika, she let her guard down a little bit more towards the end of the season," Kyle said. "So I think the audience will see another side of her, and she's gonna open up."
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Cynthia Bailey Dishes on Turning 50, NeNe Leakes Coming Back to ‘Real Housewives’ & Online Dating


ETOnline.com:
Cynthia Bailey is feeling fabulous at 50! 

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star turns the big 5-0 this weekend, but first she chatted with ET’s Denny Directo at the An Unforgettable Evening Benefiting the Women’s Cancer Research Fund event in Los Angeles. 

“It’s coming up on Sunday,” she gushes. “I don’t know [how I’m going to celebrate]. Eventually, I’m going to Thailand for a spiritual retreat. You know, I have lots of drama … Time to eat, pray, love! Feed some elephants.” 

After splitting from husband Peter Thomas last year, the model-turned-reality star confesses she might finally be ready to dip back into the dating pool. 

“I'm looking forward to love,” Cynthia shares. “I'm looking forward to finding a new love. Not marriage -- but at this point, I am looking for love.” 

Still, she admits the dating landscape is quite different from the one she left 10 years ago. 

“Everything has changed!” she exclaims. “I have heard a lot of success stories with, you know, the Match.coms. Someone just told me about some kind of celebrity app that's going on now. So, I may or may not be getting on that. You know, I'm very busy, so I don't really meet people unless I'm hooked up [by] my friends. I'm dependent on my friends.” 
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Friday, February 17, 2017

Sonja Morgan Is Selling Her NYC Townhouse, Looking for $10 Million


USWeekly.com:
Any takers? Real Housewives of New York star Sonja Morgan is looking to unload her five-story townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a source tells Us Weekly exclusively.

“She’s serious about selling if the offer is right,” the source says of her fabled townhouse, which she has tried to sell on numerous occasions. The source says she is looking for $10 million for the home, which was built in 1899.

Morgan purchased the 4,500-square-foot home with then-husband John Adams Morgan in 1998 for a reported $9.1 million. She and the American aristocrat were married for eight years and divorced in 2006. Morgan has been forthcoming about her money travails and major debt since the split throughout the Bravo show.

“Her daughter Quincy is in boarding school, so she just doesn’t need that giant home alone,” the source explains. “Plus, she is busy promoting her new wine Tipsy Girl, so she’s home even less than usual.”

To aid in unloading the multimillion-dollar pad, which features a spa, gym, and patio, the 53-year-old turned to the CEO of real estate firm Bold New York, Jordan Sachs, the source says. The two were photographed meeting on Wednesday, February 15.
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Lisa Rinna Says It's "Frustrating" Reliving Conversation She Didn't Remember


EOnline.com:
"I never said that." That's an excuse made generally when people are cornered with gossip or drama. They may have said "that," but really there's no way to prove it in most cases. Except The Real Housewives, in this case The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Roll the tape!

The latest drama for RHOBH involves Lisa Rinna, Eden Sassoon, Kyle Richards and Kim Richards, and Kim's sobriety. Kim hasn't been a full cast member in two seasons. Eden and Rinna's conversation about Kim and Kyle's relationship made its way to Kyle via Lisa Vanderpump. When finally confronted about it, Rinna said she didn't remember any of it at all. It's on tape.

"Clearly, I need to add more Ginko Biloba to my pill bag, because I could benefit from its memory-helping benefits. It's embarrassing and frustrating to watch all of this play back, because I truly did not remember the conversation I was accused of having," Rinna wrote in her Bravo blog. "Instead, the intention of what I said regarding Kim was all twisted after going through so many people, and I simply wasn't going to own up to something that I couldn't remember."
Rinna said when she told Eden Kim was near death, she was referring to the conversation they all had in the Hamptons where Kyle relayed her fear of losing her sister. "In no way was I saying Kim was on a path to destruction, nor was I implying that Kim was on the brink of death. But unfortunately, this is how my message was relayed to Eden's attentive audience shortly before we all left for Mexico," she said.
"The bottom line is this, I wish I had never said what I did to Eden, regardless of my intent, because it's obvious that we have two very different realities of the situation," she said. "For that, I hold myself responsible and like we see Erika say about me in her interview, ‘I betcha she'll get around to owning it.' And I betcha Erika is right."

In her blog, Eden said she wanted to set some facts straight.

"Lisa Rinna said she had a deep conversation with me, about me, and that I wanted to help her heal her relationship with Kim Richards. Yes, we did talk about me, and her, and about A LOT! But RINNA is the one who asked me to help her heal her relationship with Kim! I didn't think it would be too hard… but then again, I didn't realize that they couldn't stand each other! I didn't watch past seasons, so I didn't see how volatile their relationship was. That was my first mistake — agreeing to help," she wrote.
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