Thursday, October 30, 2014

"The Real" Interviews Amber Marchese

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Jacqueline Laurita Confirms 'RHONJ' Return, Hints About Reconciling With Dina Manzo
Could the ice finally be melting between Jacqueline Laurita and her estranged sister-in-law, Dina Manzo?

Following‘s exclusive October 22 report of the real reason that the two Real Housewives of New Jersey stars fell out on Season 1, it seems Laurita, 42, is intent on taking another stab at making amends.

“I’m happy in my life,” tweeted Laurita. “I have a lot of great things coming up. Those that want to be a part of my life can be there, those that don’t…k bye.”

She then followed up with a second message: “I welcome those that make an effort.”

Even Jacqueline’s 24-year-old daughter, Ashlee Holmes, got involved in on the action with an inspirational Instagram message posted a short time after her mom’s messages.

“An unresolved past never goes away  until you find the courage to revisit all the pain and accept there’s nothing to do to change the past,” read the quote. “What’s happened has happened. And what’s done is done.”

“If I see a quote I like and it resonates with me in some way where I feel it helped me…I like to share it with all of you,” explained Holmes.

But just because the duo seems to be struggling to reach out and move on doesn’t mean they will sit back and let anyone, like 44-year-old Manzo, walk all over them.

“Life is too short to waste one single second with someone who doesn’t appreciate and value you,” read a message Laurita retweeted.
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bethenny Frankel's Estranged Husband Jason Hoppy Taking Her To Court To Stop Daughter Bryn From Appearing On ‘RHONY’
Bethenny Frankel returning to the Real Housewives of New York City is a done deal, but her decision means someone else is making a dramatic re-appearance — her estranged husband, Jason Hoppy! can exclusively reveal that Hoppy, 44, is expected to formally ask the judge handling their bitter divorce to prevent their 4-year-old daughter Bryn Hoppy from ever appearing on the Bravo reality show.

Frankel has already begun filming for the upcoming season of RHONYC, but “Jason isn’t thrilled with it because he knows Bethenny is going to get in numerous jabs about the divorce,” says the source.

While that is out of his control, Hoppy is taking charge in asking the court to issue an order that would prevent Bryn from ever appearing on camera.

“It’s just not healthy for Bryn to be on TV at a time when her parents are getting divorced,” explains the source. “Bethenny signed up for the show, their daughter didn’t.”

As Radar first reported, the 43-year-old failed talk show host — who starred on the Bravo hit series from 2008 until 2010— spent the summer carefully considering a move back to the series that made her a star.
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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Danielle Staub Catches Break and Gets $700K In Liens Cancelled In Bankruptcy Case
Former Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Danielle Staub‘s triumphant comeback continues as a judge overseeing her now discharged bankruptcy case, has canceled more than $700,000 in liens against her, has learned.

According to court documents obtained by Radar, Judge Donald Steckroth signed off on judicial liens that had been made against Staub on October 21.

Included in the total was a lien obtained by Fairfield Property Management for $687,000; Tri County Maintenance, for $14,982.17; Fortis Capital, for $21,537.55; and the New Jersey Division of Taxes, $5,162.33.

The 51-year-old’s Chapter 7 was formally discharged last summer after she found herself nearly $1.9 million in debt.

Staub filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in June 2012 claiming she had $1.9 million in liabilities — and only earned $63,000 that year.

The former reality TV star owed more than $100,000 to the IRS, $70,000 in taxes to her local township and various attorney fees.

Staub is currently in talks with Bravo to re-join RHONJ for the upcoming season, as Radar has reported.
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Claudia Jordan Feuding With Phaedra Parks, Brings Up NeNe Leakes' Stripper Past
Claudia Jordan was originally slated to be a "B Character" or a secondary cast member on the show, according to MailOnline, but an on-camera intense cat-fight with the Queen Bee herself, NeNe Leakes, apparently changed that and thrust the former 'Deal or No Deal' model as a full-time regular housewife in the Bravo hit reality TV series.

During the location shooting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jordan managed to snag an argument with Leakes. Thus provoked, NeNe told Claudia she has a reputation for sleeping with lots of men in Hollywood and for wearing cheap clothes. She also called Claudia a "pretender" who was desperately trying to get a job on the show and living living in Kenya's shadow. Given the opening she seemed to have been fishing for all along, Jordan lashed back at NeNe, telling her "that she was just a few years from being off the stripper pole for good and that if she kept spending all her money on plastic surgery, she would have to brush up on her pole dancing routine... [and] that maybe she should've brought back some of her old stripper moves while doing Dancing with the Stars. Then maybe she would have won," according to the MailOnline gossip news. Ever since that exchange, Leakes and Jordan have been bitter enemies.

NeNe Leakes is not the only veteran Atlanta housewife who's been kept up on her toes by the feisty newcomer. Phaedra Parks during the word association game segment of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" called Claudia "Satan Jr." She was given a chance to answer back when she was interviewed at "The Ricky Smiley Morning Show." There Jordan called out to Phaedra whose husband Apollo was recently jailed for fraud and identity theft. Said Claudia: "First of all, why are you calling anyone Satan? I'm actually shocked that she feels this way. Women are natural detectives by nature - if your husband doesn't have a job and all of a sudden he's bringing in millions of dollars, you mean to tell me you don't see a red flag when has this in his past? You're a lawyer; that is your job to be up on game. I do not believe this for a second." Jordan also took to Twitter, tweeting: "I have no respect for someone who smiles in my face then pops off and feels FROGGY a thousand miles away. Is that what we doing now?"

Real Housewives of Atlanta City Season 7 start is on November 9 at 8 PM says Bravo TV. Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, Phaedra Parks, and Kenya Moore will be back to comprise the regular Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 7 cast. Porsha Stewart, who has been a regular for the past two seasons, will however return demoted to a recurring guest role in the Bravo reality TV show. There will also be two newcomers to the Real Housewives of Atlanta City Season 7. The now controversial Jordan, a TV and radio personality, will come on board as a full-time 'Housewife' while singer and actress Demetria McKinney will be a recurring guest star on the program according to US Weekly.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dina Manzo Already Hints At Quitting "The Real Housewives of New Jersey"
Ever since news broke that Jacqueline Laurita will return to The Real Housewives of New Jersey, reaction from fans and current cast members has been decidedly mixed.

With Teresa Giudice headed to prison for 15 months, producers were left with few options with regard to women who are available and might be able to bring a tenth of the drama that Queen T brought to the table.

Laurita seemed a safe - if not perfect - choice, but now it seems that adding her to the cast may have left execs with another vacancy to fill.

Sources say Dina Manzo was furious to learn Laurita will be returning to the show, and now it looks like her anger may have prompted her to quit the series.

Asked by a fan on Twitter if she had any interest in returning to the show next season, Dina promptly tweeted back, "NONE my soul can't bear to be around terrible people."

Given the reports about Dina's outrage over Jacqueline's return, it's safe to assume that Laurita is one of the "terrible people" she's referring to.

Of course, it's possible Dina was fired and is now trying to save face, but either way, it looks as though yet another Manzo won't be returning to the Housewives franchise.
I say just bring Danielle Staub back, God knows she wants back in. And find someone new and polarizing to replace Teresa G. and 'RHONJ' will be fine.

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Bethenny Frankel Allegedly Returned to ‘Real Housewives of NYC’ Only After $1M Offer
Weight loss mogul Bethenny Frankel is excited to return to the “Real Housewives of New York City,” she confirmed in a message on her website.

Frankel, whose talk show was recently canceled, said she’s happy to return for season 7 of “RHONY” and can’t wait to see what adventures lie ahead.

“After many years of hesitation, I have decided to return to my roots on ‘The Real Housewives of New York City,'” she wrote. “I have been through a long and arduous road since my departure, and I’m finally coming out on the other side. It finally feels right to go home again.

“The idea of doing the show feels exciting and refreshing, like it did at the beginning all those years ago. New faces, new circumstances, and in many ways, a new me and a new life. I can’t wait to see what the road ahead has in store for us.”

Bethenny previously insisted she was not returning to “RHONY” after reports surfaced that Bravo executives had offered her $1 million to come back.

Bethenny starred on the Real Housewives of New York from 2008 to 2010 before getting her own spin-offs, “Bethenny Getting Married” and “Bethenny Ever After.”

Earlier this month, Bethenny made headlines after a judge ordered her to stop wearing her four-year-old daughter’s pajamas and posting them to Instagram.

The order came in the middle of Frankel’s heated divorce battle with ex-husband Jason Hoppy.

Judge Ellen Gesmer of the Manhattan Supreme Court said Bethenny showed poor judgment by posting her pajamas selfies to Instagram, saying the photos are “ridiculous.” “No more pajamas!” said Judge Gesmer.

 “It’s not a joke. Her child is not a joke.”

Gesmer warned Frankel that photos like her pajama selfie will live on forever on the Internet and could embarrass her daughter, Bryn, down the line. Ironically, Bethenny had sought sole custody of Bryn after calling her ex-husband “white trash.”

The couple reached an agreement to co-parent in June 2014. A trial to divide up Frankel’s assets, estimated at $55 million, is expected later this year.

After spending two decades being obsessed with weight loss, diet and exercise, Bethenny is more relaxed about her body. Frankel detailed her fitness secrets in her book, Naturally Thin.

Frankel, who previously revealed she suffered from anorexia and bulimia for decades, said she no longer suffers from the eating disorders. The 5-foot-6 Bethenny said she stays fit by following a portion-controlled diet and doing yoga workouts.

Bethenny shared her weight loss and success secrets in her bestseller, Skinnygirl Solutions.
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Teresa Giudice Denied Halfway House Request, Will Serve Prison Sentence In Danbury, Conn. Federal Pen
Teresa Giudice's prison life is officially headed down a familiar path ... because a N.J. judge ordered the reality TV star to serve her time behind the bars made famous by "Orange Is The New Black."

After her request to spend 12 of her 15 months at a halfway house was denied ... Teresa got the news Wednesday that she'll be headed to the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, CT.

Strangely enough, on "OITNB" ... lead character Piper Chapman is similarly sentenced to 15 months at Danbury ... for money laundering.

Teresa's been begging the judge for weeks not to send her to Danbury ... which the show depicts as being one of the worst prisons in the U.S.

Don't drop the soap, Teresa!
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