Monday, July 27, 2015

NeNe Leakes: I'm Taking Martha Stewart Down!!!
NeNe Leakes wants you to have a seat on her.

We're told the freshly departed star of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" is getting into the lifestyle biz, designing and hawking furniture and home accessories.  

She came up with the idea when she was furnishing her new home in Georgia and spent a lot of time in High Point, NC, a mecca for furniture design. 

NeNe's shopping her idea to several merchandisers and she's already gotten offers. She hasn't picked one yet, but it would seem HSN is a front-runner since she's already got a successful clothing line on the network.

It's a good thing, right Martha?

‘RHONJ’ Cast Members Demanding Massive Pay Raises After Teresa Giudice Signed $1M Contract
Teresa Giudice is still behind bars, but she’s already stirring up drama with her Real Housewives of New Jersey castmates! has learned that Melissa Gorga and other members of the cast have banded together to demand huge raises from Bravo after they learned Giudice had signed a $1 million contract for the upcoming season.

The first ladies of New Jersey reality television are “disgusted that Teresa is getting such a huge paycheck, especially since she is a convicted felon!” an insider told Radar. “It sends a very bad message to their fans that crime does indeed pay.”

So now, the source said, “Teresa’s sister-in-law, Melissa is demanding a significant raise, and wants to be paid $1 million too. Dina Manzo is also seeking a bump in pay.” And another source added, “Jacqueline wanted to be paid as much as Teresa too.”

“And although producers want Carolyn Manzo to come back,” the source said, “she is going to be holding out for a big offer, and she isn’t ready to sign back up for all the crazy drama that comes with being on the show.”

As for the other cast members from last season, twins Teresa Aprea and Nicole Napolitano, an insider said they’ve yet to be offered a contract — and it seems unlikely they will be.

“The twins were boring, and didn’t do anything to increase ratings for the show,” the source said.
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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Watch Amy Schumer, Bill Hader and Judd Apatow Reenact a Real Housewives Scene
Amy Schumer has been making the late-night rounds promoting her new movie Trainwreck, but you wouldn’t be faulted for thinking she’s promoting the Real Housewives franchise instead. After poking fun at the series with a fake audition video, she and co-star Bill Hader and director Judd Apatow acted out a scene from Real Housewives of New York during an appearance on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live. Schumer played Sonja Morgan, Apatow played Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Hader played Bethenny Frankel, and the result is as over-the-top and ridiculous as the show they’re parodying.
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Meghan King Edmonds Says Vicki Gunvalson's Boyfriend Brooks Twists Cancer Story
Meghan King Edmonds has been on The Real Housewives of Orange County for a couple of months now, and she is learning that speaking her own mind can cause troubles with her co-stars. But Meghan has no problem calling people out when she sees something wrong. And this season, King Edmonds is going after Brooks Ayers and his cancer diagnosis.

Even before the show started, Meghan King Edmonds made headlines because she made the comment that Brooks was faking having cancer. And this idea spread to other co-stars, who quickly began questioning his motives. Was he really faking being sick?
According to a new Bravo report, Meghan King Edmonds is now revealing that she does think that her co-stars are twisting the cancer story a little bit. What fans forget is that Meghan knows someone with cancer as Jimmy’s ex-wife is currently battling the disease. In other words, King Edmonds understands all of the treatment plans that Brooks is going through.

“Shannon mentions how Brooks is losing weight and Brooks says he has indeed lost 42 lbs due to juicing (no mention of cancer here). LeAnn did all kinds of juicing while she was doing chemo, she was willing to try anything,” Meghan King Edmonds reveals, adding, “So I understand why Shannon is pushing for Brooks to do anything and everything to kill his cancer. And when Vicki mentions to Shannon that five months of chemo hasn’t worked, doesn’t she really mean three rounds of chemo? Saying “five months” makes it sound much worse than it is.”

Of course, Meghan has called out Brooks before for his cancer diagnosis. King Edmonds claims that Ayers is lying about having cancer, and she may be able to spot major differences between his cancer story and Jimmy’s ex-wife’s journey. Either way, Meghan is open to listening to Vicki’s stories. And she does so with respect for Shannon Beador’s storyline.

“This is the first episode so far that I really enjoyed the scenes of Shannon and David. I thought the Valentine’s dinner was very heartfelt and David’s dragon bracelet gift to Shannon was so loving. I smiled when Shannon gave David a huge hug. And by the way, major props to Shannon for showing her tummy on television – go girl!” Meghan King Edmonds reveals after having her own issues with Shannon.
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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Melissa Gorga Gives Update on Teresa Giudice in Prison: "Everyone's Hanging in There"
Teresa Giudice's family is continuing to look at the positives. While the Real Housewives of New Jersey reality star completes her 15-month prison sentence in Danbury, Conn., her husband, Joe Giudice, and their daughters, Gia, 14, Gabrielle, 10, Milania, 9, and Audriana, 5, are staying strong, according to Giudice's sister-in-law Melissa Gorga.

"Everyone's hanging in there," Gorga, 36, told Andy Cohen in a Thursday, July 23, Watch What Happens Live interview. "The girls are doing good too."

Teresa, 43, is making the most of her time behind bars and her spirits are strong, Melissa said. "She's doing as well as can be expected for the situation," her sister-in-law told Cohen. "She's really strong and she's really good at keeping it positive especially when she talks to the girls on the phone and connects with her husband and everyone."

Teresa, who is allowed email and phone privileges at the Federal Correctional institution, has also had in-person visits from her family, including brother Joe Gorga. Melissa, however, is still waiting to get her face time. "I requested to [see her], but I haven't been approved yet," Melissa told Cohen. Melissa believed it was the prison officers who would authorize her visits; Cohen suggested Giudice herself has control over guests.

Kim Richards Says She's Sober, Producers Want Her Back on 'Real Housewives'
"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kim Richards sat down with ET on Wednesday to address her struggles with sobriety, the now-infamous Dr. Phil interview, and what really happened the night she was arrested for public intoxication at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

"I love sobriety," Richards told ET's Nischelle Turner. "I've always loved sobriety, and relapsing was very hard for me. It was not easy. I have to say, don't take this wrong, but I really wanted to go to treatment because I needed a break from what I was going through at home."

Richards cited family stress as a contributing factoring to her arrest, telling Turner, "Monty, my ex-husband, is very sick and my son wasn't well. And I had to give away my dog, and I wasn't talking to my sister [Kyle Richards]."

Richards says she has completed her treatment program and has been sober for more than 30 days. 
"I went in and I got to learn a whole lot about myself," she told Turner. "I dug deep into my past, things that happened to me as a child, good and bad, teenage years, relationships with all my loved ones, where they need to be mended, where they're very powerful. I worked on me."

Richards entered rehab for the fourth time earlier this year after being arrested on April 16 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, following an incident. According to the Beverly Hills Police Department, Richards was acting belligerent and refused to leave the hotel’s restaurant, locking herself in the bathroom. Once taken into custody, she reportedly kicked a police officer in the leg. The reality star was charged with public intoxication, trespassing, resisting arrest and battery of a police officer, and issued a citation for a misdemeanor.

When Turner asked if the arrest was Richard's "a-ha" moment that led her to seek treatment, the reality star admitted, "Actually, my arrest was my 'a-ha I get to go away now and rest and take a break from all this.' I don't want anybody to take this wrong, but I truly needed a break from hospitals, family, the pressure. I needed to go away."

Days before Richards’ most recent rehab stint, she walked out of an interview with Dr. Phil after becoming increasingly uncomfortable with his questions about her arrest.

In ET’s exclusive sit-down, Richards opened up about her plan to stay sober since she left treatment, which includes a "wonderful" sponsor, a life coach, and "a great home group and sober friends."
As for a possible "Real Housewives" return, Richards told ET that she hasn't spoken with producers about coming back to the show because she's been focusing on her treatment, but she revealed that they’ve expressed interest in having her back next season. "My representative did speak to them," she said. "They have asked me to come back."
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Friday, July 24, 2015

LuAnn de Lesseps and Carole Radziwill Nearly Come to Blows During RHONY Reunion
Don’t cross the countess! 

Real Housewives of New York City’s LuAnn de Lesseps almost got physical with costar Carole Radziwill during the series’ Season 7 reunion taping on July 7, sources reveal in the new issue of Us Weekly

The fight started when de Lesseps, 50, accused Radziwill, 51, of stealing the countess’ niece’s one-time boyfriend, Adam Kenworthy. After Radziwill reminded de Lesseps about the countess’ romp with a married man during their Turks and Caicos trip, the “Money Can’t Buy You Class” singer snapped. “She lunged at Carole, screaming, ‘How dare you?’” reveals a show source. “Carole put her hands up and told her to back off.”

One week after the reunion (set to air as specials in August), Radziwill was still peeved. “Luann lunged at me because she couldn’t take hearing the truth about her own bad girl behavior,” Radziwill, who maintains that de Lesseps' niece had already moved on to another man before they started dating, told Us. Quoting de Lesseps' 2010 song, she added, “If elegance is learned, then she needs to go back to school!” 

Kandi Burruss Is Pregnant, Expecting First Child With Husband Todd Tucker
Cue the lullabies!

It looks like the stork is heading to the ATL. E! News can exclusively reveal that The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss and husband Todd Tucker are expecting their first child together!

"We're so thrilled to announce the news of our bundle of joy, it's a dream come true," Kandi tells E! News.

They haven't learned the sex of the baby yet, but they've already started sharing the good news. We hear Kandi just told her RHOA co-stars who, naturally, are thrilled. And Kandi's daughter, Riley, and Todd's daughter, Kaela—both from previous relationships—are equally excited.

"Our daughters, Kaela and Riley, couldn't be happier about becoming big sisters," Todd tells us.

He and Kandi tied the knot in April 2014 in a ceremony that the bride later described as the "wedding of her dreams."

Meanwhile, the baby isn't Kandi's only new project, either. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter recently re-launched her record label, Kandi Koated, and has already signed two acts, the girl group Glamour and the band Loud.

"Glamour and Loud are about to take the world by storm! Not only do they have great vocals, their stage presence is amazing," Kandi says. "It was a no brainer for me to sign them up to represent the next generation of artists on Kandi Koated Entertainment."
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ramona Singer Claims She Contemplated Suicide After Her Husband Mario Cheated On Her
When Ramona Singer’s husband of more than 20 years, Mario, began cheating on her with a much younger woman, the Real Housewives of New York star’s world came crashing down.

The 58-year-old wife and mother became so depressed, she claims in her upcoming book, Life On The Ramona Coaster, she contemplated suicide, can exclusively reveal.

“The stress of everything became unmanageable and it began to wreak havoc on my mind, body and spirit,” she writes in her brutally honest memoir. “There were times when I was so low that I almost felt like throwing myself in front of a subway train.”

A doctor soon placed the “emotionally broken” jewelry designer on anxiety medication, she claims.

But it didn’t help. Ramona began taking too many pills in order to dig herself out of the hole.

During a Broadway performance of Kinky Boots, “I kept nodding off because I was taking too much anxiety medication,” she confesses. “I didn’t realize it at the time, but I was overmedicating myself to combat depression.”

Fortunately, Ramona kicked her 60-year-old hubby out of the house and slowly began to regain her health, she says.

After learning Mario was still cheating with fitness instructor mistress Kasey Dexter, 33, last summer, she filed for divorce for the second time.

Though sources tell Radar she has considered giving him a third chance, the former couple has yet to reconcile.
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Claudia Jordan Says Her Real Housewives Status Is Still 'Up In The Air'

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Taylor Armstrong Seen Filming with Lisa Vanderpump: Officially Back on 'RHOBH'?
It’s official! Taylor Armstrong is returning to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills! has learned that two years after leaving the show and moving to Colorado, she’s returned to 90210 and is back to filming with the Beverly Hills ladies.

Armstrong told Radar in May she was considering returning to the show, and now, a source confirmed to Radar, “Taylor has signed a contract and will be featured on RHOBH this upcoming season.”

“She will be moving back to Beverly Hills with her husband, John, and her daughter, Kennedy. John was reluctant to move to California, but he knew it meant a lot to Taylor, so he agreed.”

Over the weekend, Armstrong filmed with the ladies at Lisa Vanderpump‘s house to celebrate her husband, Ken Todd‘s birthday.

On Monday, Armstrong wished Todd a happy birthday on Twitter.

“Happy Happy Birthday @KenToddBH!! Wishing you another beautiful year ahead. Enjoy every moment. xoxo,” the blond beauty said.

Hinting at wife Taylor’s comeback to the show, her husband also added on social media on Sunday, “Brunch w my love @TaylorArmstrong – love being back in Beverly Hills .”
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NeNe Leakes Opens Up About Her ‘RHOA’ Departure and New Show 'To Tell the Truth'

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