Tuesday, March 3, 2015

'Real Housewives of Melbourne' Season 2 to Premiere Thursday, March 5 on Bravo

Bravo Media welcomes back Australia’s elite as “The Real Housewives of Melbourne” return State-side with the season two acquisition premiering Thursday, March 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Businesswoman Chyka Keebaugh, bold barrister Gina Liano, psychic Jackie Gillies, property developer Janet Roach and fashionista Lydia Schiavello are back and more extravagant than ever. These socialites are joined by two new Housewives – dog-loving art consultant Gamble Breaux, and business owner Pettifleur Berenger. Successful women in their own right, these seven ladies are seen as Victorian royalty married to wealthy and high-profile businessmen, doctors and rock stars; and make no excuses for the lives of luxury they lead. “The Real Housewives of Melbourne” is produced by Matchbox Pictures, part of NBCUniversal International Television Production and distributed in the US by NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution.

There is no shortage of high-end drama as the champagne flows as quickly as the fiery remarks are made. These ladies are determined to start afresh and put last year’s tensions behind them, until two newcomers join the group and instantly change the dynamic. From luxurious golf outings to chic fashion shows, resentments rise and friendships are damaged beyond repair. With two new ladies in the mix, get ready for wild accusations and surprising revelations that leave everyone reeling and reaching for another cocktail. The full first season of “The Real Housewives of Melbourne” will be available on video on-demand and Bravo Now beginning Monday, February 23. For a sneak peek of season two please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/the-real-housewives-of-melbourne-returns-march-5

The International Housewives Include:

Chyka Keebaugh:
Chyka is one of Melbourne’s most liked and well-connected Housewives. Creative and friendly, she is a go-getter with a quiet confidence and positive outlook on life. Chyka married her best friend in her husband Bruce, and together they have built one of Australia’s largest privately owned catering and event companies, The Big Group, in addition to raising two children, Chessie, 20, and BJ, 18. As their lives get busier and busier, Chyka must manage to make time for not only her professional life, but also her personal one.

Gina Liano:
A Criminal Barrister and single mother of two boys, Gina has more to her than meets the eye. Her looks, flamboyance and sense of style cannot hide her love and family ties to fashion. Strong and assertive in her nature, Gina has confronted cancer with a sense of determination and optimism, and now lives life to the fullest. With a “no regrets” attitude, Gina is launching her own shoe line, securing a book deal and working towards becoming the Ambassador for the Cancer Council of Victoria.

Jackie Gillies:
The amazingly gifted, celebrity psychic Jackie is wife of rock royalty, Silverchair drummer, Ben Gillies. Together with her husband, Jackie is focused on growing their ready-to-serve cocktail brand, La Mascara, and having it present at all of Melbourne’s elite events and parties, and hopes to expand its name into a business empire.

Janet Roach:
A millionaire property developer now living life to the max, Janet is taking on a journey of self-discovery after catching her ex-husband cheating online. Fabulous and fun, this blonde bombshell is single and loving it. Janet is the proud mother of two sons, Paul, 30, and Jake, 26, and is passionate about her newest venture “Raw Essentials,” a medicinal tea where  a portion of all sales will aid in the treatment of burn patients’ scarring.

Lydia Schiavello:
Married to well-known Australian architect and CEO of Metier 3, Andrew Norbury, Lydia has recently graduated from an interior design and decoration course at RMIT University. She is a very passionate and capable woman, and has a diverse lifestyle from skiing to fashion, food to flying. Lydia loves spending time with her family and has two boys, one girl and three step-children – not to mention her fashion-forward Italian greyhound, Figaro.

Gamble Breaux:
Newcomer Gamble is quirky, entertaining and definitely marches to the beat of her own drum. She is partnered with Dr. Rick Wolfe, one of Australia’s most respected cataract and laser refractive eye surgeons, and is a contemporary art collector and consultant. A former model, Gamble believes in always looking her best, even if that means a little nip and tuck.

Pettifleur Berenger:
Determined, feisty and glamorous, Pettifleur thrives on a life of accomplishment and luxury. In a true ‘rags to riches’ story, Pettifleur now runs a successful property development business – building homes she could only dream of living in as a child – and lives in a penthouse in the heart of the city. She is a mother to three fantastic boys and is working towards her first book.

Dorinda Medley Joins The Cast Of "Real Housewives of New York"

Get ready for an explosive new season – the newest addition to The Real Housewives of New York City likes "to see a good argument between two people."

Dorinda Medley will join the seventh season of Bravo's hit reality series, which premieres April 7, reports the New York Post.

"I think you learn when you argue," Medley, 50, told the paper. "It's just an expression of your opinion."

In that case, the socialite will be well-placed among the ranks, which include a newly reinstated Bethenny Frankel

Medley married Richard Medley, a hedge fund advisor, in 2005. He was her second husband; she has a child, Hannah, 21, from a previous marriage.

Following Richard's death in 2011 at just 60 years old, the socialite is ready for this next chapter. "I've been presented with a lot of different challenges, and that's why I wasn't afraid to be on the Housewives," she told the Post. "The whole point is to keep going forward and try again."

Having made cameos on the show in the past, Medley came on the radar thanks to friends Ramona Singer and LuAnn de Lesseps.
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Monday, March 2, 2015

Kandi Burruss Dissed By 'RHOA' Fans For Not Backing Phaedra Parks When Confronted By Kenya Moore And Cynthia Bailey Over ‘Mr. Chocolate’

Some people apparently don’t think that Kandi Burruss is a true friend to Phaedra Parks. As the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta aired on Sunday night, Kandi was heavily criticized on social media for not doing enough to help Phaedra when she was confronted with the rumor that she was cheating on Apollo Nida with a “Mr. Chocolate.” 
In the latest episode, during a group gathering, Cynthia Bailey brought up that Apollo told her husband, Peter Thomas, that Phaedra was cheating on him with an African man nicknamed “Mr. Chocolate.” Not surprisingly, Phaedra did not react to the accusation well. Phaedra told Cynthia that no such thing was happening and that Apollo was just lying again, just as he lied about the whole texting situation with Kenya Moore. 
The situation quickly escalated into a heated argument between Phaedra and Kenya. When Kenya accused Phaedra of doing what Apollo claimed, Phaedra jumped up out of her seat and held up her purse as if she was about to attack Kenya. Yet Phaedra stopped herself from actually getting physical and left the table. 
During the exchange at the table, Kandi was silent the entire time except for when Phaedra jumped up. “Whoa, whoa, whoa,” Kandi said, as the other women also made noises. 
Some people didn’t think that was enough and made sure to tell Kandi via social media. In response, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star posted several tweets to defend herself. 
She first wondered what else she was supposed to do. 
I was on the other side of the table. Was I suppose to jump across the table to stop it??? SMH… #RHOA
— Kandi Burruss (@Kandi) March 2, 2015
She then wrote that she definitely wasn’t holding Phaedra back. I don't know how I all of a sudden became the enemy. But ok… And let's be clear. Phaedra stopped herself. Nobody was holding her back. — Kandi Burruss (@Kandi) March 2, 2015
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Tamra Barney Judge Settles Custody Dispute Over Teen Daughter, Ex-Husband Simon Gets Sole Custody

The Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Tamra Barney Judge is speaking out about giving up custody of her teen daughter Sidney.

“My family means everything to me and NO it is not perfect all the time. Sometimes you have to make the hardest decision in your life to make someone you love happy,” Judge explained on her Facebook page
“You have to put it in God’s hands and believe in your heart that they will understand what you went through and the sacrifices you made for their happiness.”

As RadarOnline.com reported, Judge’s ex-husband, Simon Barney, will get sole physical custody of Sidney, 16. Judge will have visitation with Sidney “every other weekend, and one day midweek from 4:00 to 7:00 pm every week, and any other additional times at Sidney’s discretion,” according to court documents.

Judge told All Things Real Housewives, “Simon and I came to terms outside of court. We both want what’s best for our daughter, her happiness is what matters most. Sidney’s wish was to have her main residence at her dad’s. She is 16 and can chose where she wants to live.”

Judge, who has two other children with Barney that they split custody of 50/50, explained, “There was no loss in court for me, the judge threw out the original case.”

The Cut Fitness owner also said they “are all in a good place and continue to work on family.”
RELATED:  Tamra Barney Demands 'Custody Be Taken Away' From Ex-Husband Simon, Who She Claims Committed 'Child Abuse’ In 'Alienating' Daughter Sidney

Saturday, February 28, 2015

NeNe Leakes Claims She Was Offered Her Own Show

In a new interview with BuzzFeed, NeNe discusses how RHoA paved the way for other shows and where she sees herself going next.

“There was no Love & Hip Hop, Hollywood Wives, or whatever. There were no African-American shows like that with ensembles,” says NeNe. “We just came on the scene and just did whatever. We had no handbook.”

While NeNe has had her fair share of on-set feuds, she says that, despite pressure to “turn it up” for ratings, you’ll never see her physically attack a castmate.

“I honestly don’t feel like you need to stoop to the level of physically fighting on camera. For what? There is no check that’s big enough for that. I certainly have had my moments of arguments on the show. But physically fighting to me is crossing the line,” she says. 

Despite the drama that’s ensued over the last few seasons and her own admission that she wants a spin-off, NeNe says she’s still unsure about leaving the show behind.

“I’ve been offered my own show. [But] I don’t want the pressure,” she says. “Housewives is an amazing platform. We have millions of viewers. I’m known from that show. I started there. I can’t say that I will remain full time all the time … I always want to see the show do well. So, in order for the show to do well, I feel like I can’t… I don’t want to abandon the show. When the time comes for me to totally step away, I’m sure I will. I just don’t know when.”
Personally I don't think NeNe should ever leave 'RHOA'. Kind of like Vicki with 'RHOC', at this point, regardless of how much screen time she gets, 'RHOA' still feels like it's NeNe's show. So unless she goes full diva and demands the title be changed to "NeNe and Company", I see no reason for NeNe to leave the show she helped build into the huge success it is today.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

"Live! With Kelly and Michael" Interviews Lisa Rinna

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Even A-List Actress Dakota Fanning Wants Evil Person Brandi Glanville Fired From RHOBH

Dakota Fanning may not be the innocent girl next door we all think she is after all.

During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live Tuesday, the actress gave us a glimpse of her feisty side during the game of “Plead the Fifth” and “Never Have I Ever Whatsoever.”

The starlet opened u about who she’d like to see fired off The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. “Brandi [Glanville],” Fanning admitted. “She’s just a little aggressive for me on the show, I think.”

Dakota also opened up about what it was like working with 52-year-old Tom Cruise during the filming of War of the Worlds. “Nothing,” the 21-year-old admitted, “Honestly, I have nothing odd that he did.”
RELATED: Brandi Glanville On Verge of Leaving Real Housewives of Beverly Hills — Find Out If She's Getting Fired!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Demetria McKinney Reveals Who She's Really Friends With on the RHoA Cast

Demetria McKinney may be a newcomer to Real Housewives of Atlanta, but she’s already established some fabulous friendships with her fellow castmates.

Demetria may have had to suffer through Phaedra Parks’ impolite questions about drug use and plenty of cracks from other members of the cast about her less-than-smooth video release party, but it seems she’s still managed to find plenty of positive support from castmates Cynthia Bailey and Claudia Jordan.

In a new interview with Examiner.com, Demetria opens up about how her two new pals have helped her acclimate to the difficult world of reality TV.

Those were the two I felt genuinely gave me a chance to see how I was,” says Demetria. “Cynthia is who she is; you can’t help but love that. Claudia and I were supposed to be at odds. We are both tom boys, we both have successful backgrounds, we formed a friendship.”

Despite the fact that Demetria and Claudia were supposed to dislike one another, it’s clear that their bond has evolved into something special — she even gave her new pal a spot in her upcoming video for “Trade it All.”

“Cynthia, Claudia and I are genuinely friends,” explains Demetria. “I wanted to show in the video the difference between what people see and what happens behind the camera.”

While fans may want to see more of Demetria on RHoA, her reality career is far from the only project she has in the pipeline at the moment. In addition to Housewives and her music, Demetria recently filmed the pilot for TV show “Sons to the Grave,” co-starring Carlos Anthony Payne and Vivica Fox. 
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'RHOBH' Reunion Just Taped Last Week and Kyle Richards Says It Was the 'Toughest Yet'

Season 5 of RHOBH has felt like one long fight, hasn't it? Of course, Brandi Glanville has been smack in the middle of all the drama, as being there to hold up Kim Richards as she struggles to stay clean has really ticked Kyle Richards off. The sisters normally do have a bit of a rocky relationship, but lately things seem even worse than ever. On Friday, Feb. 20, the ladies gathered in Los Angeles to film the reunion show, and apparently things really got heated. It just taped, and Kyle said it was the "toughest yet."

It was actually Kyle who clued us in to the fact that the Season 5 reunion had taken place through her tweets. According to the reality star, this reunion was the roughest one yet, and that actually makes a lot of sense. In the most recent episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills that are airing on Bravo, it is clear that the cast is divided in how to handle Kim.

Most of the ladies, like Glanville, Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson, believe Kim is back to her old tricks and using again. They feel it is their responsibility to speak up if they see her messed-up patterns starting again. Kyle, on the other hand, seems like she would rather tip-toe around the elephant in the room rather than risk making her sister mad.

There is absolutely no doubt that things took a hostile turn when it came to any discussion of Kim. Another issue is the health of Yolanda Foster. In recent months she has had a setback with her Lyme disease that left her struggling to read, write and process information. While the network would likely have let her skip the reunion, Foster is always a stickler for honoring her commitments, so while her involvement might be less than usual, she was there.
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