That’s right, folks! Beloved Ramona Singer will be putting Turtle Time on hold as she stars in her Off-Broadway debut! The Real Housewives of New York City star will be in the performance of Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage this Saturday!
"The producers of the show knew about my 'Dating Rules for Marriage', so they asked me to appear in the play as they thought it was an appropriate match,” Ramona said. “Mario and I went to see the show first, and I have to say I loved it! We could not stop laughing!”
"After meeting me, they actually asked me to take on the starring role of Miss Abigail for a few months! There was just no way I could block off that much of my schedule. So they said, ‘OK, how about one night as Miss Abigail? You’re the perfect fit.’ So we settled for this one night cameo. I was so flattered."
The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Before They Were Stars!
What were the stars of The Real Housewives of Atlanta up to before the cameras were rolling? Well, you can find out this Sunday, October 30th when Bravo airs “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta: Before They Were Stars.”
NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Kim Zolciak and Cynthia Bailey will reveal photos and recount stories of their life before the fame! Family and friends of the housewives will also be included in the special!
The stars of the hit reality series The Real Housewives of New Jersey, can’t seem to stay out of the tabloids! Let’s see what unfolded this week in the latest New Jersey Roundup!
The cover of the new issue of InTouch Magazine blasts the headline “The Secrets that Could Ruin Them”. The article claims that Caroline Manzo, Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita all have secret pasts.
The juiciest of the rumors is that Jacqueline met her husband Chris while working as an exotic dancer in Las Vegas!
Jacqueline told The Huffington Post "Sorry to disappoint, but there is no truth to that," She claims that there is no secret past to hide! In fact, at the time she met her husband she was a single mother and working as a beautician and being a part time convention-model.
Jacqueline has been lead to believe that Teresa and Danielle Staub are behind the madness. "My insiders tell me Teresa and Danielle [Staub] did that." She also stated that Teresa has a contract with the magazine and put the story out there for some extra cash.
Teresa later tweeted, ”So I put out a story that bashes ME ? Crrazzyy…I don’t play crazy Twitter games & threaten people, but I have to defend myself on this one. I don’t have a ‘contract’ with any magazine.”
The rumors of Joe Giudice and his affairs have been erupting for months. It has been an ongoing cycle of allegations and denies from Teresa and her husband.
Just last week drama erupted due to a photo that was leaked of Joe and a “family friend”, according to Teresa, eating at a TGI Fridays. (see photo)
Now, InTouch is reporting that Joe spent a weekend away without his wife in Atlantic City! In fact, a source tells the magazine, “He was drinking at the Waterfront Tower with four women. At 2 a.m., I saw Joe leave a hotel room carrying his duffel bag. He looked like he didn’t want to be noticed.” But Teresa claims that Joe is not cheating and stated during the reunion that Joe has never been unfaithful to her.
On the reunion this past week, it was revealed that there is an issue between sisters, Dina Manzo and Caroline Manzo. Caroline led us to believe that Teresa is the underlying cause for the rift in the sisters relationship, Yet Dina, who left the show last season, says that Teresa is not to blame!
On the reunion Caroline said, “[Dina] was led to believe a lot of things that are not true. She has a good friend that likes to talk and she says things to her that aren’t true against me and Jacqueline [Laurita]… [Dina] claims I never supported her, and Teresa’s a big part of it. When you get into this world, the fame, your mind isn’t right. You drink the Kool-Aid.”
Dina said her friendship with Teresa isn’t as close as Caroline may think in fact, they only recently reunited. "It wasn’t until very recently that Teresa showed up at my doorstep in tears,” Dina wrote on her personal blog this past week. ”Apparently Caroline and Jacqueline had a sit down with her on camera [for season 4] and she felt attacked. All I did was console a friend who was obviously shaken. I felt bad for her…even though I had distanced myself from her a bit I was still her friend and she needed me.”
"Teresa had nothing to do with me staying away from everyone, I even stayed away from her too and I have no clue about all the drama that went on with everything else," Dina continued. "I feel bad that my relationship with my sister and her family is strained, but I can assure you that one day it will be back to the way it was….I don’t like fighting, I don’t like drama, I don’t like confrontation, I don’t agree with ganging up on someone [one of the other reasons why I left season 2] and I don’t need to share anymore than that.”
So, what are your thoughts on all this? Are you over the drama? Do you believe Joe is cheating? Are you still a fan of Teresa? Let us know what you think in the comment section! Click here to comment.
The rumors surrounding the season four cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta have been ongoing. Marlo Hampton was one of the rumored new housewives to be on the show this upcoming season. In fact, a press release stated that she would be the newest addition.
However, that is not the case. StrightfromtheA is reporting that Marlo was merely being tested as a possible candidate and did not make the cut. Marlo even flew to South Africa with the housewives.
Speculations are being made as to why Marlo did not make the cut. One reason may be the fact that Marlo was arrested seven times between 1998 and 2003, including aggravated assault.
Marlo is not in any of the promotional photos for the upcoming season either yet she does show up in the season four trailer! Click here to see the sneak preview to the fourth season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Season four of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is set to premiere November 6th.
That’s right folks! After Jill Zarin was fired from The Real Housewives of New York City, she kept busy by promoting her shape-ware line, Squeeze Couture and taking extended vacations with her husband, Bobby.
So, what is next for Jill Zarin? A fan wrote to Jill on Twitter: “”I am very mad at @BravoAndy. I can’t wait for your tell-all book. Can you update us on it?” Jill replied: “Starting to write down the truth!”.
Yikes! As a house-wife super-fan, I believe I can speak for all of us by saying we want to know the good, the bad and the ugly!
Kelly Bensimon, former star of The Real Housewives of New York City, may have lost her job on RHONY last month, but she is now moving on to bigger and better things!
Kelly has announced the launch of her shoe-line, ‘Kelly by Kelly Killoren Bensimon’. The line of chic ballet flats will debut this spring.
"I want to make it super chic but incredibly affordable because I feel like why can’t fashion be democratic?” Kelly said.
Kelly will be donating three dollars from every forty to Breast Cancer research. "The reason I am doing this is because I’m the mother of two girls. If I can put my name out there on something creative and help generate money to find a cure for this disease then I’m going to do it. I’ve seen the courage and I’ve seen the hope and I’ve seen amazing women persevere through such horrible situations. It’s really exciting to be able to help in any way." She continued, “This is the start of a bigger Kelly collection. This is my first huge milestone and I’m hoping to bring all this great product and be able to be as charitable as possible on the largest scale possible. That’s my goal. That’s what I want.”
It is no surprise that the November 11th wedding will be filmed by Bravo. Perhaps it is part of her un-confirmed spin-off series!
TMZ obtained a copy of the invitation that states the use of cell phones, cameras, or other recording devices are prohibited. Guests will also have to sign a release form that allows their consent to be filmed! Click here to view the invite!
Are you happy for Kim? Would you watch her spin-off?
Interested in buying a wedding ring, sculptures, underwear, shoes and more? Then you are in luck!
Tareq Salahi, the estranged husband of “Real Housewives of D.C.’s” Michaele Salahi, is auctioning off all of Michaele’s stuff!
Tareq says he seeks emotional closure after the couple’s split.
“Tareq decided to sell these items to get rid of them and help calm his anger management issues,” Salahi’s spokeswoman Anouska De Georgioua said Thursday. “It’ll also help bring closure to his relationship with Michaele.”
If you recall, Tareq reported that his wife went missing only to find our that she had run away and was having an affair with the lead guitarist of Journey.
Are you tired of the Salahis? Were you a fan of The Real Housewives of D.C.?
Last week we found out that Peggy Tanous, star of The Real Housewives of Orange County, has made her departure from the series.
Peggy said of her departure,”After months of negotiation and soul searching, I have declined [Bravo’s] offer to return to the show. I just felt in my heart that … the time it would take me away from my family was just not a healthy path for me.”
But the rumors of who may replace her on the next season are already flying!
The Real Housewives of Orange County is entering its seventh season and all of the cast members, besides Peggy, will be back!
According to The National Enquirer, actress Heather Debrow will be joining the show when it starts filming in late fall. Heather is best know for her role on the CBS series, That’s Life.
Heather is married to a famous plastic surgeon (surprise, surprise) whom has appeared on several reality television shows. Her husband, Terry Dubrow was the plastic surgeon on The Swan and most recently Bridalplasty.
Heather and Terry have four children together and live in Newport Beach!
Do you think Heather will fit in with the O.C. women? Are you upset about Peggy’s departure?
NeNe Leakes, star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, announced via twitter recently that she will be kickin’ her heels into the food business by opening up her own restaurant!
But NeNe is not going the traditional route (shocker!); the restaurant will cater to hungry travelers in the Sacramento, California airport! “Comin through Sacramento CA anytime soon? Check out my new restaurant Famous Famiglia opens OCT 6!” NeNe Tweeted.
The Italian-style fast food restaurant will be the first of several NeNe plans to open according to StraightFromTheA.
StraightFromTheA is also reporting that NeNe is next in line to get her own spin-off series!
Kim Zolcaik and Kandi Burruss both have spin-off series in the works and apparently it is now NeNe’s turn!
The show will reportedly take place in Los Angeles, NOT Atlanta, and will focus on NeNe living the luxurious single life!
You may want to sit down before I tell you how much Ramona Singer and LuAnn de Lesseps, the veteran stars of The Real Housewives of New York City, are reportedly making.
Ready? Ok. Ramona and LuAnn’s salaries have increased from $275,000 dollars per season to $500,000 bucks a season!
BUT, Sonja Morgan and the two newbies will not make nearly as much as Ramona and LuAnn.
“Sonja [Morgan] and the new ladies are not earning
anything like the money LuAnn and Ramona are, and that is already causing tension — plus, a very unlikely friendship between past enemies LuAnn and Ramona. It’s way too early to know how all this is going to play out, but early meetings have gone great.” a source told The Huffington Post.
Just remember, ladies. Money can NOT buy you class!
How CRAZY is that! Do you think they deserve that kind of cash?
Peggy Tanous, star of The Real Housewives of Orange County has confirmed via Facebook her departure from the franchise.
"After months of negotiation and soul searching, I have declined [Bravo’s] offer to return to the show," Tanous, 41, wrote. "I just felt in my heart that…the time it would take me away from my family was just not a healthy path for me."
"I loved being a part of the Bravo family and do look forward to any new endeavors this may bring," she said. "I already have several opportunities to host upcoming TV shows that will empower woman, as well as my husband and I are about to launch our own wine."
"Who knows, perhaps if many of you want to continue to follow me and my family’s lives, then a new show can be created! One of ‘real’ family fun, natural life drama, holistic living, life lessons and experiences."
Will you miss Peggy on #RHOOC? Would you watch her show if she got a spin-off?
That is right, folks! Our beloved Kandi Burruss, star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has scored her own television show on Bravo!
The show will not be like The Real Housewives, however. “The Kandi Factory” will focus on Kandi as an artist and how she can use her musical wisdom to create musical stars!
Kandi will mentor some hopeful musicians and teach them the fundamentals of pop music success.
Kandi is a musician herself and her most recent album, Kandi Koated was a huge success.
Kandi also has plenty of experience with song-writing and producing. She is responsible for creating the International number one hit, No Scrubs for TLC.
“With her breakout personality and straightforward attitude, Bravo fans have grown to love Kandi onThe Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Bravo’s VP of Development Eli Lehrer says. “The Kandi Factorywill capture a unique look at her successful music career as Kandi transforms two music hopefuls into the next big pop star.”
Kelly Bensiom, former star of The Real Housewives of New York City may have found a new job!
After three seasons on RHONY, Kelly got the boot and was fired from the show! But Kelly says that she is not sad about being let go. “Tomorrow is a new day”!
"Sad is a big word. When my dog died, I was sad. You know, nothing lasts forever…I really want to stress that the show isn’t about Kelly Bensimon. It’s about my intersection with different women of New York City. It was a really heavy learning curve.
Change is good. In adverse situations—and I’ve dealt with so many adverse situations [on the show]—I’ve always opened the door and came out smiling. Tomorrow is a new day.”
However, it did not take long for Kelly to find a new gig! Kelly has become the crossing guard at her daughter school in the big apple!
Looks like Kelly has turned a new leaf! Stay dry, Kel! xo
In a slew of tweets this past week, New Jersey housewife Jacqueline Laurita made some pretty interesting remarks.
It has been rumored that Jacqueline may be leaving The Real Housewives of New Jersey for many reasons including working on her relationship with her daughter, Ashlee.
Other reasons include Teresa Giudice.
Jacqueline said that she was not going to attend the reunion show for season three because she was ill. She then followed up with a tweet, “Someone (not me) got set up tonight. There are some sneaky people trying to make someone look bad & then play innocent on camera. Sad….2b honest. I’m tired of the BS & s—-y low life people. I didn’t know this was what I signed up 4. I have 2rise above & move on.”
”I can’t be part of the Charade anymore. It’s unsettling. It’s disturbing & against what I stand for. I’m a REAL housewife,” she wrote Wednesday. “There is no real love there. Things aren’t always what they seem. SOME people live a different life OFF camera then they do on. (ahem). You’ll all see through the bull—– if you look closely enough. I think you all are pretty smart.”
She also wrote, “I’d like to only focus on positive things now please. I threw the trash out. I’m cleaning now and reorganizing. Starting fresh and new.”
NOW, verbal blows are being thrown between Teresa and Jacqueline. When the rumors surfaced this past week that Melissa Gorga was once a stripper, Jacqueline implied that Teresa was behind the madness.
"Teresa told me that ‘rumor’ about Melissa when she first started the show," She Tweeted Saturday. “She wanted her out then. She knew. She plotted it. She played dumb on camera and even defended Melissa.”
Followed by “Teresa is scum!”
Melissa then took to her blog to clarify the situation:
”There have been a lot of rumors floating around over the last few days that I want to clear up. As everyone knows we are filming season 4 so there is not too much I can confirm, but there is one thing that I would like to clarify…the accusation that I was once a
dancer at a strip club. This is 100% NOT TRUE. I did bartend for a few weeks at a bikini bar while I was in college. My outfit was a tank top, shorts and sneakers. SORRY, no bubbies there. You will have a better chance at seeing some nudity on the episode this Sunday. Thanks to the always shy Joe Gorga!
The reason I am so adamant about clearing this up is because people are making false accusations solely to hurt me and my family. Someone desperately wants to knock me down and prove that I have something to hide, but then tries to cover it up by putting the blame on production. I have been happily married to my husband for 7 years and we have 3 beautiful children. Even if I had been a dancer, I do not know why anyone would care 10 years later.”
What a mess! The show is headed into a downward spiral!
"OK, so I’m losing it… this is what all this negativity I’m surrounded w/does 2me. I’m taking deepbreaths&gettingcontrolofmyself." Jacqueline tweeted.
She also says that Teresa has hurt her many times and she is not going to be so forgiving anymore.
Jill Zarin and Alex McCord along with some of the cast members of The Real Housewives of New York City were axed from the show a few weeks ago.
But Alex is not leaving just yet!
Jill Zarin was scheduled to be part of The Real Housewives Live Tour in Atlanta on October 15th but she will no longer be part of the performance. Bravo has confirmed that Alex McCord will be replacing Jill Zarin at the Atlanta stop.
"The audience coming to see The Real Housewives Live Tour want to know about the past and our experience of filming and being a ‘Real Housewife’ on Bravo TV,” McCord continues. “With four seasons under my belt, I have plenty to say about that subject! The live show format is similar to a tour I did with the New Jersey ladies a few years ago, and we had a lot of fun doing it.”
The tour kicks off tonight, October 1st in Atlantic City, New Jersey with Caroline Manzo, LuAnn de Lesseps, Cynthia Bailey, and Vicki Gunvalson.
Followed by a stop in Hammond, Indiana on October 8 with, Sonja Morgan,Gretchen Rossi , Kathy Wakile, and Phaedra Parks.
The tour will come to a close on October 15 when NeNe Leakes, Melissa Gorga, Alex McCord and Marysol Patton arrive in Atlanta.
Season 5 of The Real Housewives of New York City will take go on without Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop as they were let go this past Thursday.
So who will be part of the season five cast? Well, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan will return for the upcoming season. But, there may also be some new faces on our screens.
The New York Daily News is reporting that three new housewives will be added to the New York City lineup, including, Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, and Aviva Drescher.
Carole is a former ABC news producer and was married to one of the Kennedy sons. She has no children and also has a best-selling book, ’What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love’.
Heather, a single mother of two, owns a shape-ware line called Yummy Tummy. (Hmm.. just like JZ!) She is also a clothing designer and is best known for helping superstars such as Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce launch their clothing lines.
And last but not least, Avivia is a mother of three with her husband Reid. He founded Spencer Clarke Securities and Investment Banking. ($$$$)
They don’t sound to exciting, eh? Will you miss Jill, Alex, Kelly or Cindy? Will you watch season 5?
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Caroline Manzo is walking to raise money for Hug-a-Bunny Rabbit Rescue.
"Every animal deserves to be a member of a loving family, in a safe home. I know our three dogs, Austin, Atlas, and Chaos are very much a part of our family… Your donation will help Best Friends continue lifesaving adoption and spay/neuter programs, rescue at-risk animals and find new homes for them, and save animals from the misery of life in puppy mills. These are just a small number of examples of all the good things your contribution makes possible: $5 feeds 5 dogs a day, $25 is enough to fix a dog or cat to prevent unwanted litters, $50 can provide five cats with microchip IDs to help them find their families if lost.”
Bethenny Frankel, hubby Jason and some crew members of Bethenny Ever After were lost at sea this past weekend.
Bethenny and Jason went on a boat trip from Block Island, RI to Nantucket, MA on Saturday and due to a GPS failure, they were lost at sea for over twenty hours!
The GPS aboard the ship failed during the journey, leaving Bethenny and the others stranded in the middle of the ocean as the captain tried to reach the coast-guard.
"The captain had to call the Coast Guard and we were hit by a big wave. It was very scary. It was traumatic. Absolutely traumatic…We were in the middle of the deep sea with no land or anybody near us. The captain had never, in 30 years, called the Coast Guard." Bethenny told E! News.
"It was so scary…I was thinking, ‘Oh, my God, Bryn!’ I’m not going to be there at six o’clock in the morning when she wakes up and she’s going to wonder where Mommy is, and gosh, if something were to happen to me, what would happen to her? I was having horrendous thoughts."
Luckily, the Coast Guard was able to find the boat and direct them back to shore.
Thank goodness! If anything were to happen to B we would be devastated!
That is right! WWHL is back for an all new season! The fifth season of Bravo’s Watch What Happens: Live is set to return on Sunday, September 25th at 11 p.m.
There will be two new episodes each week on Sunday and Monday nights. (always subject to change)
Patti Stanger will be the first guest of the new season and she will be answering questions live from viewers!
This coming season will again feature two new episodes a week, but instead of the previous Sunday and Thursday rotation, Watch What Happens: Live will air on Sunday and Monday.
The scheduled guests for the following weeks are as follows:
Monday, Sept. 26: Tia and Tamera Mowry of Style Network’s reality hit Tia & Tamera Sunday, Oct. 2:Bridesmaids‘ Wendi McLendon-Covey and The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Caroline Manzo Monday, Oct. 3: CNN anchor and talk show host Anderson Cooper Sunday, Oct. 9:The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Melissa Gorga and comedian Jay Mohr Monday, Oct. 10:Work of Art executive producer Sarah Jessica Parker
"Tardy for the Party" and Other Housewife Songs Bring in the Buck$!
Many of our beloved Real Housewives from all over the country are bringing in money from various event appearances, book-deals and most important, singing.
I bet, if you looked at your music library right now you would have at least one song from a real housewife. Cha-Ching!
Many of the Real Housewives including Melissa Gorga from The Real Housewives of New Jersey are making some mega-bucks for having a song. (Melissa debuted her first song, On Display this season.) But which housewife has racked in the most?
Well, it seems that Kim is the Queen!
Kim Zolciak(Atlanta) “Tardy for the Party” – 101,000+ downloads
Countess LuAnn (New York City)
“Money Can’t Buy You Class” – 19,000+
Melissa Gorga (New Jersey) "On Display" – 8,000+
Gretchen Rossi (Orange County) "Nothing Without You" – 5,000+
Danielle Staub (New Jersey) "Real Close" – 3,000+
Simon van Kempen (New York City) "I Am Real" – 1,000+
This is not including Kandi Burruss from The Real Housewives of Atlanta. If you recall, Kandi was a member of Escape and is a major songwriter. She has worked with artists such as NSYNC, PINK, TLC and Fantasia.
Ex-Husband of Real Housewife Convicted of Child Molestation
Are ya ready for this one?
The National Enquirer reports that the first husband to Kim Zolciak, the star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and father of 14-year-old Brielle and 10-year-old Ariana, Daniel Dominic Toce, is currently in a Connecticut state prison after pleading guilty to molesting a 15-year-old.
A source tells the Enquirer, “When she got the news, she was sick to her stomach. Kim can’t stop thinking about the shocking crime that Daniel committed on that innocent girl.”
Daniel is no stranger to brushes with the law. Way Back in 2004, Daniel was charged with breach of peace, felony robbery, and larceny. And in 2010 he was arrested for sexual injury of a minor.
Daniel pleaded guilty in the molestation case and has been sentenced to ten years behind bars. When he is released, he will be on probation for an additional ten years and will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
Kim hopes to cut off all communication between him and their two daughters said the source.
Taylor Armstrong’s estranged husband, Russell was found hanging from an electrical in a L.A. home August 15th. But could this mean he may have been a murder victim?
Although Russell Armstrong’s death was ruled a suicide, family of Russell suspect otherwise.
"We want a murder investigation," Armstrong’s mother, John Ann Hotchkiss, told Us Weekly. "We will do whatever is necessary to proceed."
Russell’s mom does admit that he was overwhelmed from finances, yet she says he was never suicidal.
"(Russell) was personable and warm and had a giving heart more than anyone I have ever know, he cared about people and loved his children almost to a fault. knowing him as a person and how he valued life, I don’t think he would do this…The general consensus of everyone we know who loved and knew Russell (is that) he was murdered and there was a set-up."
Crazy, huh? How do you think Bravo handled the death of Russell thus far?
Rumor has it that a housewife from D.C. might make her way back onto Bravo.
Cat Ommanney, author of Inbox Full and one of the stars of The Real Housewives of D.C. might be making her way to the big apple. According to a new report, Cat is being considered as a replacement/new addition to The Real Housewives of NYC!
But don’t get your hopes up yet folks, there are no guarantees nor any word from Bravo.
Lisa Vanderpump’s 24-year-old daughter Pandora has said “I Do” to her fiance, Jason at the Vanderpup estate. Pandora and Jason tied the knot yesterday, which was sadly the same day as a memorial service in honor of Russell Armstrong’s death. The service was held for his family in Texas.
After a short filming hiatus, it has been reported that Bravo’s cameras were rolling.
The ceremony had a rumored 257 guests including Mr. Charlie Sheen who was once Lisa’s neighbor!