Sunday, December 21, 2014

Porsha Williams Reveals The Real Reason She No Longer Holds A Peach On 'RHOA'


Inquisitr.com:
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams recently explained the real reason behind Bravo’s decision to demote her. Following her season seven downgrade from official housewife to friend of the wives, Williams appeared on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live, where she revealed her failure to expose her dating life was likely the cause of her role change.
“What happened, I think … I was dating someone at the time, and of course, as part of the show when we sign up, it’s about showing who you date,” Williams explained to Cohen on his late-night show, according to a December 19 report by Reality Tea. “He was playing football, and his coach told him that he didn’t want him to film until later in the season. So unfortunately, I had filmed and shown some of my personal life, had told the producers that I would show him, but I couldn’t show him until the very, very end and by then it was a little too late.”
“They wanted a lot of the dating, and I totally get that because I’m coming from divorce, but I wanted them to film me performing ‘Flatline’ and my hair-line NAKED.”
Although Willliams was expecting to return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta as an official housewife, she claimed to Cohen the demotion was a blessing in disguise.

“I found out towards the end but you know what? It actually was a little less stressful,” she said. “I love being part of the Bravo family. As you see, it just gives me more time to sit in and read.”

For his part, Cohen appeared to agree with Willliams’ reason for her demotion. In an interview earlier this year, via the Inquisitr, Cohen said he and the producers simply didn’t have enough of a story from Williams to garner her with an official housewife role.

As the Inquisitr reported, Williams released a statement regarding her Real Housewives of Atlanta demotion

“This is not an easy time for me right now, but I want let everyone to know that I loved being a ‘Housewife’ on the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ and I am thankful for Bravo for the opportunity but it’s not goodbye, you will see me on the show throughout the season sharing and bonding with the other women and I promise to stay connected with my fans as I start an exciting new time in my life,” she wrote, via E! News.
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RHOBH’ Season 5 Cast Allegedly Demands Brandi Glanville be Fired


Classicalite.com:
Coming as a shock to absolutely no one even vaguely familiar with her Bravo antics, rumor has it that Brandi Glanville is no longer welcome on Bravo's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as far as the rest of the cast are concerned. According to the latest gossip news updates, Donald Trump's drunk Celebrity Apprentice has so upset the ladies in Season 5 that they are ready to band together to ensure that she's fired. In a related story, Lisa Rinna has come to Yolanda Foster and her daughter, Bella Hadid's DUI defense. The Melrose Place alum reminded the reality TV show's audience that everyone makes mistakes.

Sure, Brandi Glanville may have slapped a face or two during her tenure on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but it's not like she's the only one that decided to express their anger in physical way in Season 5, so it seems a little silly to single her out.

According to the a source who spoke in Life & Style's latest December 29, issue, that is exactly what the rest of the Bravo ladies are trying to do, however.

The behind-the-scenes informant told the publication that some of the ladies were actually planning to form a union and demand she be kicked off the show:

"At this point, Brandi hardly has a friend on the show...Yolanda is really the only one who tolerates her.
"Everyone is so over her, especially Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards.

"They think she is a toxic addition to the group and want her gone!"

If the cast is really that upset with Brandi as a whole, it would sure come as a shock to her.

Glanville told People that she was pretty sure that she knew how to handle a disgruntled Housewife at this point in her reality TV career:

"Number one: Compliments will get you everywhere.

"Number two: Fix their weave -- that always helps.

"Number three: tell them how smart they are. Even if you don't mean it."
If this is true (and God can only hope it is)...here's an easy solution: take Brandi off 'RHOBH' and give her her own show. After all, Kim Zolciak wasn't getting along with anyone on 'RHOA' right before she left and not only has both Kim and 'RHOA' thrived since they've been apart, but no one besides NeNe misses KIm on 'RHOA'. Supposedly Brandi has a ton of her own friends, she's still forever hating on her ex-husband and his talented wife and idiot Brandi stans are lurking everywhere. Taking the toxic Brandi Glanville off 'RHOBH' and giving her a show would make 'RHOBH' watchable again, satisfy her co-stars who've more than had enough of her, allow Brandi to keep getting a paycheck and probably be a win-win for Bravo. So just do it already....please!!!

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Phaedra Parks: 'I Would Love' for the Kids to Visit Apollo in Jail for Christmas


People.com:
One place Phaedra Parks is planning to visit this holiday season? Prison.

When TMZ cameras asked the Real Housewives of Atlanta star if she was planning to let sons Ayden, 5, and Dylan 19 months, visit her estranged husband Apollo Nida in jail over the holidays, Parks made it clear there's no more bad blood between the two.

"I would love to," she said. "I have sent him a Christmas card and everything. I speak to him all the time."

While the former couple seems to be on amicable terms now, tensions flared between the two when Nida landed in hot water with law and was sentenced to serve eight years in jail for fraud back in July.


"Life is extremely difficult right now," said Parks, after skipping out on Nida's sentencing. "Apollo's actions are the ultimate betrayal … I thought he was a changed man."

After months of speculation, the Bravo star officially announced her split from her former husband in October.

"Phaedra has retained an attorney with the intent of amicably ending her marriage," her rep, Steve Honig, told PEOPLE.

And despite having initial doubts about bringing her children to visit Nida behind bars, the mom of two has changed her tune for now. As she previously said, "If taking them to a prison is going to traumatize them, I'm not going to do it." 
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Friday, December 19, 2014

Amber Marchese Talks 1st Season As A 'Real Housewife', Launches New Business Venture


FOXNews.com:
“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” is chock-full of cattiness and diva antics. Amber Marchese was a new addition to the cast last season, and was thrust into the ring of fire. After one season on the highly volatile show, the reality TV novice is ready for another season of battle, should it present itself.

FOX411: Why did you decide to join the cast knowing you would have to deal with all of that drama? Amber Marchese: First of all, if a challenge is presented I will never, ever say no to a challenge and it was that exact challenge. I knew it was going to be a fun ride, and it was going to be a wild ride. I don’t think it set in that it was so drama-filled and so difficult to go through, I really blocked that part out of it and had really a tunnel-vision of this is really the coolest thing in the world, and it really is. You know, it was too easy for me. It’s not like I tried hard. The opportunity landed in my lap. I follow signs in life, and I felt like this was a really good sign.

FOX411: Your co-star and long-time “Real Housewife” veteran Teresa Guidice is about to start her jail sentence. Have you been in touch with her? Marchese: I saw her at the reunion, and I do talk to her via text once in a while. I really reach out just to say “hey, how are you?” Just thinking of you. Hoping you’re ok and everyone is doing alright.” She’s doing what any mother would be doing. She’s basically shutting the world out, and concentrating on her children. I commend her for that. I mean what else are you going to do? She’s doing what needs to be done.

FOX411: Your husband Jim has been vilified on the show. Do you regret him being a part of it? Has it hurt his career or your marriage? Marchese: No, it hasn’t hurt his business whatsoever. Actually his business is doing very well.  Thank God.  As far as his involvement, he did not want to be involved. He set out to just be the husband and the supporting and loving father. It did not work out that way. He started to be a part of it, and he was like I can’t be half pregnant, so now I’m involved. Then he saw how everyone was really coming at me, and he could just not seat by idle without helping me, and he really did come to my defense and stand by my side. My husband was my alliance.

FOX411: Will you be on next season? Marchese: A lot of rumors. A lot of talk but nothing is set in stone. Nothing. Even on my end, I haven’t heard anything.  They’re not keeping me in the loop I think by design but once I get that phone call if they want me back, we’ll deal with it then but until then I kind of live my life.  I’m happy.

FOX411: You’re a breast cancer survivor, and now you have a new fitness line. Can you tell us a bit about that? Marchese: I had a fitness line called Vici Fitness, which means to conquer and whatever you’re conquering; having a baby, breast cancer, any kind of disease you can conquer it and get on to fitness, but then I found this other group called Revolutionize, and they share the same philosophies of working out as I do, so we combined our businesses together and now I have this consulting firm. It’s a nutrition and personal 
one-on-one training. It can do Skype. It can do phone calls. It can do anything.
RELATED: RHONJ’ Star Amber Marchese Goes Out On Her Own: Launches New Business Venture

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sonja Morgan Fights Ex-Husband’s Claim That She Owes Him $6.2 Million


RadarOnline.com:
Real Housewives of New York vixen Sonja Morgan has headed to court demanding a New York judge throw out her ex-husband John Morgan’s lawsuit, which alleges she owns him a whopping $6.2 million dollars.

According to legal documents obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com, Sonja explains that during proceedings in her bankruptcy case — the result of a bad investment in a movie venture — her 83-year-old ex filed claims for $3.5 million for his share of their Colorado property, $1 million he said he spent maintaining that property and an additional $1,778,000 he believed he was owed from their French estate.

Sonja points out that the final order in their divorce specifically states that she is only to pay half of the mortgage debt on their Colorado home and owes her ex-husband nothing relating to that property. She also states that a judge awarded her 99.9% interest in their French estate after it was determined John gifted her the property during their marriage.

The RHONY star also charges that John rented out their French estate for years and never paid her a dime of the money he collected. Furthermore, as part of their divorce, which was finalized in 2008, she claims she never received the $3 million dollars owed her in a lump sum and that the amount has now ballooned to $4 million because of accruing interest.

Sonja is now demanding all of her banking heir ex’s claims be dismissed.

A federal court hearing has been scheduled for next month to determine if the reality star must pay up.
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Tamra Barney Says She Was a "Sad, Sad Person" on Latest Season of RHOC


Wetpaint.com:
Looks like someone has a redemption arc coming up! Tamra Barney, who was the main instigator for a lot of the drama on last season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, is trying to make amends. The soon-to-be grandmother explained to Perez Hilton, “Last season should have never happened.” Harsh! (But, you know, a little fair.)

Last season, of course, Tamra had been dealing with some major legal drama courtesy of her ex-husband, Simon Barney. “You know what, I was going through a lot, personally, with my ex,” Tamra shared. “I really came in a very sad, sad person.”

Tamra naturally couldn’t resist throwing a teeny bit of well-deserved shade: “It was very unfortunate that none of my cast members took me aside — other than Heather [Dubrow] — and said, ‘I know what you’re going through. I’m sorry.’ And Heather’s been my rock. She’s been my girl… I found out who my friends were.”

On the bright side, Tamra feels very optimistic about the future. “I always believe that everything happens for a reason,” she said, “and I’ve had so much good come out of it, and I’m just in such a good place in my life.”
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Kenya Moore Slams Kandi Burruss For Not Changing Her Name After Wedding


Inquisitr.com:
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore is known for saying just about anything when she wants to, and this has gotten her into trouble with her co-stars. However, Moore is a strong woman, and she can handle just about anything. As last night’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta was airing, Kenya thought it was interesting that Kandi Burruss hadn’t changed her last name to Tucker, even though she had gotten married.

Kenya Moore decided to ask her followers whether it was time for Kandi to make the big leap and legally change her name. But rather than talk to Kandi about it first, she decided to put it on Twitter for everyone to see. And this, of course, caught Burruss’ attention.

According to a new tweet, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore wanted people’s opinions about Kandi’s lack of action when it came to the name change.

“Who thinks Kandi should change her last name? #rhoa,” Moore asked, which had Kandi replying, “I’m going to change it mam…… Did you have to take a poll? Lol!”

It sounds like Burruss hasn’t had the time to change her last name just yet. But the new family has had to deal with some big things lately. Todd Tucker’s mother, Sharon, passed away recently, as she had a sudden stroke. Sharon was on last night’s episode of the show, which made it a weird thing to relive.
“It’s so weird watching this episode knowing that #MamaSharon isn’t here anymore. I truly miss her! On tonight’s episode you’ll see her let me have it about the things that were said about her, but what you won’t see is how two seconds later she was ready to go have fun. The cool part about Sharon was that she would speak her mind & put you in your place if she needed to but as soon as she got it off her chest she was giving you hugs & wanting to have fun together. #RIPSharon,” Kandi revealed on Instagram.

But Kandi’s last name isn’t all Kenya Moore is talking about. Moore has been trying to clear her name, and she really wants an apology from Phaedra Parks, as her husband decided to spread lies about her. But Kenya isn’t getting any sympathy from Parks. According to the Inquisitr, Phaedra believes that Kenya is just faking the emotions to get sympathy, including her emotional breakdown in the gym.
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Teresa Giudice Says She Didn't Fund Daughter Gia's Music Videos


People.com:
When it comes to her eldest daughter's budding music career, Teresa Giudice isn't shelling out any cash.

Despite reports that the Real Housewives of New Jersey star dropped thousands on music videos for daughter Gia, 13, and her pals Alexa Maetta, 16, and Cristianna Cardinale, 14 – who formed their girl group 3KT this summer – the teen's manager told TMZ that simply wasn't the case.

Instead, the videos were paid for by the management company and private investors.

But the girls have already proven they can help raise cash for their group by seeking funding from Kickstarter for their Season of Joy video. (The campaign was pulled, however, well in advance of hitting its $7,500 goal.)


And despite Teresa and Joe's impending staggered prison sentences set to begin in January, the 13-year-old is staying positive and focusing on her music dreams.

"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."
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Have Dina And Caroline Manzo Reunited???


RadarOnline.com:
Jacqueline Laurita and Dina Manzo aren’t the only ones mending fences. A source close to the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars tells RadarOnline.com that Dina has also ended her epic feud with her sister Caroline Manzo as well — and only Radar has all the details of their secret reunion.

“Caroline and Dina met away from cameras a few weeks ago,” the source says. “They reconciled privately.”

The family doesn’t care how this holiday miracle took place.

“It doesn’t matter to the family what brought Caroline and Dina back together or who approached who first,” the source says.

The Manzos are just thrilled to be a reunited family again.

“Now, the whole family is good,” the source says. “They are all just very happy to be together again.”

Laurita told Radar on Dec. 11 that she is also glad that she could reconnect with her estranged family members.

“We all mutually decided to stop the nonsense and move forward in a positive way,” she said. “We even had Thanksgiving together for the first time and it was peaceful and normal and great to have everyone together.”

Dina even got to meet her nephew Nicholas, who has autism, for the first time.

“He loved her,” Laurita said. “He even sat on her lap and played with her hair.”

As for Dina, she also seems grateful that the family feud has ended.

“Things have been good for a bit just wanted to keep it private for a minute,” she tweeted on Dec. 11. “Not everything needs to be done w cameras”
RELATED:  Dina Manzo Spends Thanksgiving With Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita

Alexis Bellino & Vicki Gunvalson Reunion Sparks ‘RHOC’ Casting Rumors


RadarOnline.com:
With filming for The Real Housewife of Orange County yet to begin, rumors about the cast lineup are running rampant. Speculation reached a fever pitch this week when Vicki Gunvalson and former housewife Alexis Bellino posted chummy pics of a girls’ night out, leading some to guess that she would return to the show. Now, only RadarOnline.com has the truth behind the photos fans are talking about.

Bellino posted a photo with Gunvalson captioned “What people think doesn’t matter. What people DO does matter. @vickigunvalson.”

Does this mean that Bellino is re-joining the show, which is rumored to start taping next month? “No way,” an insider close to the show claimed.

“Alexis is desperate for attention and by posting it likely is trying to get people think she is returning to the show, but she is not,” the source said. “Don’t believe what you see there.”

In fact, it’s not just Bellino who is blacklisted, according to the source. “None of the old housewives will be coming back to the show for this season,” the source said. “Bravo has no interest in their storylines, which is why they were gone in the first place!”

While Gunvalson may be playing nice with Bellino, she certainly has her hands full with other drama. As Radar reported, she accidentally posted a photo of her bare breasts on Thursday. Not long before, her on-again off-again boyfriend Brooks Ayers was caught on video admitting to being violent with and cheating on Gunvalson.
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