Jill Zarin Wants To Quit ‘Real Housewives Of New York City’

30 Jun
It’s all up in the air. No one knows which of the The Real Housewives of New York City are staying or going, but Jill Zarin “told me that she doesn’t want to go back to the show,” Cooper Lawrence, host of the nationally syndicated Cooper Lawrence Radio Show, tells HollywoodLife.com!

“[Jill] said there were compelling reasons to not return,” explained Cooper, who spoke with Jill over the phone while Jill was at dinner with Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger. “She wants to go on a spiritual journey!”

It sounds like Jill may be trying to run away from her problems, or at least one problem specifically — her co-star Bethenny Frankel! After all the fighting we’ve seen between the two ex-BFFs on season three, as well as her countless attempts to make amends with Bethenny only ending in refusals, it’s no surprise that Jill has had enough.
I think that Jill really is heartbroken over losing Bethenny’s friendship this year, but Jill needs to confront the fact that her childish antics played a huge part in why it ended. Some could argue that Bethenny should stop holding a grudge and forgive the “mean Girl”, but Bethenny’s such a different person now with a new marriage, baby, TV show, etc., who needs the drama Jill creates? I’m of the opinion that RHONYC could survive without Jill, but I’d be lying if I said that she wouldn’t be missed.

Teresa Giudice Goes Looking For Drama With Danielle

29 Jun

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Really, when I first saw the clips for tonight’s show last week, highlighted by the confrontation between Teresa and Danielle, I could’ve sworn that Danielle started the whole thing. But to see Teresa instigate a fight with the prostitute whore especially after all the crap she was talking about how people shouldn’t be friends with her (as well as Jacqueline’s warning not to talk to her) just made me lose some respect for her.

Are The Real Housewives Violating Child Labor Laws?

28 Jun

Watching the drama were Staub’s noticeably alarmed daughters, then 11 and 15, whose mother had kept them in the room for the exchange.

New Jersey prohibits minors from appearing in entertainment productions dangerous to their “life, limb, health or morals.” But the state could not say whether the “Housewives” series was subject to its child labor laws.

A public records investigation by The Times found that dozens of kids are appearing on reality programs without legal safeguards because of widespread uncertainty about how to classify the shows. In its examination of some of the most visible series featuring children under 16, The Times found that a majority had not obtained work permits to employ minors — including TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” WE tv’s “Raising Sextuplets” and the entire “Real Housewives” franchise on Bravo.

Although I’m kind of shocked that no one’s come out to get Danielle Staub’s kids now that she has a porno out, I think that kids appearances on TV should be left up to the discretion of the parents.

SNEAK PEEK: Watch A Preview of The Real Housewives of DC!

27 Jun

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Examiner.com:

DC is about to “Get Real” according to Bravo. Here’s your first look at The Real Housewives of DC which will make its debut on Thursday, August 5 at 11/10 central.


Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise goes to Washington to bring us a slice of life amongst intelligent, rich and busy women who are raising kids, driving careers and mixing it up with their friends and family with the “unwritten social rules of the Beltway.”


Viewers will get to know these women through a Washington DC lens and Bravo promises “a compelling combination of politics, society and race, as well as how the proximity to political power dictates where one fits within Beltway society.” Watch these DC “power players” navigate the most important events, galas, gallery openings and fundraisers in Washington society.


The cast includes: Mary Schmidt Amons, described by Bravo as “the true Washingtonian” and the granddaughter of radio and TV personality Arthur Godfrey. Lynda Erkiletian, “mother hen” and owner of D.C.’s top modeling agency. Catherine Ommanney, model, married to a White House photographer; model Michaele Salahi, the founder of D.C.’s America’s Polo Cup, but who most people know because of the White House state dinner incident last November; Stacie Scott Turner, Harvard graduate, active political fundraiser and philanthropist.


The Real Housewives of D.C. went into production shortly after the historic election and inauguration, reflecting D.C. almost as its own character in the series.

Danielle Staub Talks Dina Manzo Leaving The Show, Takes Shot At Teresa

25 Jun

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Guess that scene where she brought thugs, who threatened people (and directed gay slurs at Caroline’s teenage kid Christopher) while at Dina’s charity event for that cancer-stricken baby earlier this season didn’t happen. When people interview Danielle Staub they really need to do their research first just to call her out on all her lies. The woman is considered filth by 99% of the population for a reason.

Caroline Manzo Drops 20 Pounds

24 Jun
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo is proving that you can still enjoy Italian food and lose weight in the process. The reality star showed up to the premiere of Grown Ups in a pair of skinny jeans, showing off her new figure and 20-pound weight loss. Caroline told People that her secret to losing weight has been eating less and keeping things lighter as the day goes on.

“I eat what I want. I just eat the bad things earlier on in the day . . . If I want pasta, I have it for lunch instead of for dinner. That’s all. If I want a piece of cheesecake, I have half instead of a whole.”

Besides practicing portion control, Caroline has been spending time on the treadmill — at least least three times a week for 45 minutes. Caroline, 49, started to make these lifestyle changes in March because she was concerned with potential health issues.

When I was married, I was 92 lbs. I’m tiny. I’m only 5’1″. And once I hit 40, I always say the wheels fell off. Now, I’ll be 49 in August, so it’s the time. Now I really have to start thinking about [my weight] because the metabolism is slowing down. And health issues could start kicking in now. So I just want to be aware of my body and start taking really good care of it.”

Yeah, I was thinking that Caroline had actually lost too much weight this season, but if that’s her normal size than more power to her because she looks great.

Dina Manzo Invited To RHONJ Reunion Show

24 Jun
Dina Manzo gave up her Real Housewife of New Jersey title for one very good reason – Danielle Staub. She said, “I tried. I’m done. I’m out.”  She wants nothing more than to stay away from her, for her and her family’s sake. “She’s dangerous. I’m not sure what she’s capable of.”  But as the wounds from the bitter relationship heal, Dina might just tear them right back open…
Dina was invited to partake in the always ultra dramatic and high octane reunion show. Dina tweeted that “Yes I’ve been invited to the reunion & yes I’m welcome to still blog. Torn~ I really want to be done w her. That won’t help make it go away. What do you guys think??”
She continued to say, “Maybe I should just show up at the reunion dressed like her weave & all & just sit there like nothings wrong…Now THAT would be funny.” But that would be a pretty impossible feat. She added that, “ahhh screw it, I’m sending @kathygriffin w a blonde wig in my place at the reunion. I have a feeling she could shut that Beyotch down.” Not a bad idea.
This is a no-brainer. If Dina truly left RHONJ because of Danielle then no way should she ever come back on as long as the prostitution-whore is still on the show. Then too, just how long is Bravo going to continue to put up with Danielle’s dangerous antics, like hanging around with ex-convicts, threatening kids, etc.? Maybe the other Jersey Housewives should get together and call Bravo execs to the carpet on Staub’s increasingly volatile behavior.

Will Elvira Grau Replace Dina On “The Real Housewives Of New Jersey”?

23 Jun

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Now that Dina Manzo has come to her senses and run in the other direction from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” the show is down a cast member. Any minute now, Bravo will be replacing her. People has floated a few ideas for who could take her place. Perhaps Kim G, Danielle’s new friend, who’s been getting an awful lot of screen time lately for totally indulging Danielle in her crazy. Their other idea—Ashley, Jacqueline’s daughter who is constantly feuding with her mama. But it looks like the new housewife may be Elvira Grau. 
Elvira has sassy blonde hair, apparently always wears sequins, and is kinda nuts. “I’m the crazy bitch,” she says, describing herself. Elvira is Teresa’s event planner who organized her housewarming party. Last episode, she invited Teresa to her house and the two had the frenemy-tastic exchange above where they pick each other apart and give all sorts of backhanded compliments. Grau has confirmed that she is getting an expanded role on the show, for at least five or six episodes, and that she’ll also be appearing on “Bethenny’s Getting Married.” 

This is a surprise as I thought for sure that one of the two “Kim’s” would replace Dina.I feel better about Elvira tho as she certainly seems capable of standing out on her own, plus let’s face it Kim D. is an ugly drunk and Kim G. is a two-faced liar and just all-around creepy.

LuAnn de Lesseps Unsure Of Return To RHONYC

23 Jun
Last week, Dina Manzo announced that she’s done being on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Bethenny Frankel is leaving her options open, telling PEOPLE recently, “I don’t see myself going back to The Real HousewivesCountess LuAnn de Lesseps says she is unsure about her future as a Housewife. the way the cast is now.” And now,
“We haven’t been asked back yet. So, you know, let’s see if the show is renewed for another season and then we’ll see,” de Lesseps, 45, told PEOPLE Tuesday at a party for New York Magazine‘s “Summer Fun” issue at Upstairs, the new rooftop area of Manhattan’s Kimberly Hotel. “I’m going to cross that bridge when I get to it.”
Unlike Frankel, though, de Lesseps says her return isn’t contingent upon cast changes. “I don’t have a problem with anyone on the show,” the Countess said. 
In fact, de Lesseps is a fan of Frankel’s spin-off, Bethenny’s Getting Married? “I’ve seen it,” she said. “I think it’s great.” 

LuAnn really irked me with her over-the-top, Team Jill theatrics in the first half of last season, but then I started coming around to liking her again as I watched her hilarious dating adventures, saw her turn out a hit single (admit it, we’ve all hummed “Money Can’t Buy You Class” when nobody’s looking) and watched as she finally came around to seeing Kelly for the crazy witch that she is. In other words I hope the Countess comes back.