There’s a new casualty in the nasty divorce between one of the “Real Housewives of Orange County” and her husband — their house.
We’ve learned … Vicki Gunvalson and her hubby, Donn, have put their Coto de Caza, CA house on the market for $2.695 million.
The reason for the divorce — a midlife crisis, according to Vicki.
Also, they don’t get along at all.
Fans love Real Housewives of New York for it’s non-stop drama and endless catfights, so when news spread Jill Zarin would be a no-show at Ramona Singer’s upcoming premiere party, whispers and giggles were abound.
But RadarOnline.com spoke exclusively to Zarin’s rep, who dished the dirt: she won’t be there, but is not boycotting her “frenemies” event.
“I received several calls asking me if Jill was boycotting Ramona’s party,” Darren Bettencourt told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview.
“It’s true she is not attending, but it’s not true that it’s a boycott.”
Rumors of their feud stemmed from a RadarOnline.com report regarding Romona being a no-show during New York Fashion Week at Zarin’s launch party for her sexy shape wear line — Skweez Couture.
Housewives LuAnn de Lesseps, Cindy Barshop, Alex McCord, Sonja Morgan and Bravo executive Andy Cohen were all there to support Zarin on her big night.
Bravo shows are like Bedazzled cotton candy: No substance, so so so much style and totally addictive. (And yes, OK, fine, the Top Chef franchise has some substance.)
The network just threw its advertisers a party and gave us fans a gift bag of treats. In addition to a slew of new series annoucements, the network has ordered new seasons of Bethenny Ever After (yay!), Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, Top Chef Just Desserts (yay!), The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (quintuple yay!).
The hunt is on for well-heeled, well-preserved housewives in Toronto to star in a Canadian version of the juggernaut television franchise Real Housewives.
In recent weeks, the city’s doyennes of upper-crust domesticity have been fielding calls from casting agents asking them to audition for the chance to become the next Bethenny, the break-out queen of Real Housewives of New York.
So far, there’s been lots of blushing and giggling among a chosen set, but apparently few of the moneyed matrons of Rosedale, the Bridle Path or Forest Hill have accepted the invitation to have their tony family lives filmed as tawdry spectator sport. Definite no-gos include cable guy Ed Rogers’s wife Suzanne, as well as fashionista Stacey Kimel. Jessica Mulroney – wife of eTalk Daily’s Ben Mulroney and part of the Brown shoe family – is apparently still mulling it over.
Real Housewives of Orange County launched in 2006 on Bravo (part of the NBC Universal family) and now has spinoffs in New York, Beverly Hills, New Jersey, Atlanta, Washington and Miami. The series airs in Canada on the Slice network.
Louise Clark, founder of Vancouver’s Lark Productions, has confirmed her company is “currently investigating casting opportunities for a prospective new Canadian Housewives-type series.” But she won’t fess up to official Housewives status, and adds, “casting is in very early stages and a series has not yet been green lit.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice is known for causing a scene, and that’s just what she did while vacationing with the cast in the Dominican Republic last month – leading the star to be punched in the face and several of her cast mates in police custody!
RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned Teresa was the reason behind the February 23 bar brawl at the Hard Rock in Punta Cana and it was her playful antics that didn’t sit well with at least one bar patron in particular.
“It was late, they were on vacation, and she was just having fun,” said a show insider.
“She opened the champagne and just started spraying it everywhere and it went all over this woman near her.”
According to the source, the drenched woman’s husband did not take kindly to the rowdy group and physically attacked Teresa.
“It was crazy, he got really angry and punched Teresa in the face!”
RadarOnline.com previously reported that all the cast members partied at their hotel bar at about 1 am on February 23, including Caroline and her husband Albert, Jacqueline and Chris Laurita, Teresa and Joe Giudice, newcomers Kathy and Richy Wakile, Joey and Melissa Gorga, the Manzo children (Chris, Albie, and Lauren) and roommate Gregory Bennett.
“Joe, Albie and Chris were trying to protect Teresa and they just grabbed the guy and started fighting, and then people joined in.
“Bravo helped to break up the fight,“ added the source.
“Who pays for school? That would be me, Daddy Warbucks. I want a sugar mama.”
Slade Smiley, March 10, 2008, Bravo survey posted on Slade Smiley’s MySpace page
One of the storylines of The Real Housewives of Orange County season six, the inexplicable, ‘Will Gretchen Rossi marry Slade Smiley?’ storyline. According to sources, Slade and Gretchen got engaged, the engagement scene to be aired in the final episode. A thoroughly bizarre storyline, the beautiful, in her early 30′s, bright and bubbly Gretchen Rossi getting engaged to, in his forties, can’t find a job or pay child support for his cancer stricken young son, Slade Smiley. In season four, the bright, bubbly 30-yr-old Gretchen was engaged to cancer stricken Jeff Beitzel , 54, who died on September 13, 2008. At the end of season two Slade had dumped original Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Jo De La Rosa. Slade and Jo departed to LA where the two landed the first Bravo Real Housewive’s spinoff, Jo and Slade: Date My Ex. By season five, Slade was back on RHOOC as Gretchen’s live-in lover.
In court documents filed in the fall of 2009, Smiley claimed he was ‘destitute’ and ‘indigent’. According to a recent report from the OC Register, a judge recently ordered Slade Smiley to find work, get a job outside of the ‘entertainment/TV and title industries’. An unusual order unless you’d read the original court documents filed by Smiley.
Season six airs Sunday, March 6, 9/8 Central.
According to the Register, Slade Smiley owes $138,857.64 in back child support to Smiley’s ex-girlfriend Michelle Arroyo. Smiley and Arroyo’s son, Grayson Arroyo-Smiley, 10, has a rare form of brain cancer, diffuse fibrillary astrocytoma. According to the Register, Smiley, who has been seen driving around Costa Mesa, had his driver’s license suspended on January 8th for non-payment of child support. The most interesting detail from Pedro and the Watcher at the OC Register:
‘Last but not least, a judge recently ordered Smiley to seek work outside of the entertainment/TV or title industries, because he’s been unable to obtain money through those ventures for extended periods of time.’
When former Real Housewives of Atlanta star DeShawn Snow endured a very public, bitter divorce from NBA player Eric Snow last summer, the mom of three didn’t eat out of stress — in fact, she did the very opposite: She dropped 30 pounds!
“I felt everything was out of my control,” Snow, 37, tells UsMagazine.com exclusively of the time period in which she was prompted to slim down. “I had no control over anything that was happening in my life and the weight and working out was something I could control.”
Snow credits her close friend and personal trainer, Trey Crump, with keeping her motivated through her relationship troubles.
“[When] Trey heard [of my divorce], he texted me and was like ‘Meet me at the gym at 6 a.m.’ He didn’t ask me any questions, we just worked out. That was his way of getting me out of bed and then once I started, I just got consistent.”
As for her diet, Snow — who works out two hours a day and says she’d like to lose 10 more pounds — is sure to eat in moderation.
“I supplement with protein shakes and I try to stay away from carbs,” Snow tells Us. “Sometimes I’ll have seafood or vegetables. Basically it’s portion size, a maintenance thing.”
Three years after her stint on Housewives, Snow is ready to impart her body confidence secrets to others through scripted TV dramas and yes, another reality series.
“All of my projects are basically to empower and encourage young women,” Snow says. “The hardest thing in life is to believe that things happen for a reason. You can’t be a victim, you have to be a victor — press through it — and know that success is the best revenge.”
Not to knock her weight loss or anything, but if you ask me judging fron those Before/After pics she looked better with the extra baggage on than without it.
Listen, I know and understand why everyone loves Marysol’s mom and all, but I gotta and say that that mug is hard to look at.
Joe Giudice has a date with a Passaic County, NJ judge Monday morning, and RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal that The Real Housewives star intends to plead “not guilty” to the fraud charges that have been leveled against him.
Teresa Giudice’s controversial husband has been charged with Forgery and Wrongfully Using the Identifying Information of Another in an attempt to obtain a driver’s license in his brother’s name.
Officials claim he presented his brother’s birth certificate and marriage license, and signed his brother’s name to the application. Joe’s own license is suspended as a result of a DUI conviction.
He was arrested at his home Friday and as RadarOnline.com previously reported, spent six hours in jail before family members put up his $50,000 bail. His mother then drove him to a resort in the Poconos where his The Real Housewives of New Jersey star wife was having a book signing.
All’s well that ends well.
Jill Zarin’s friendship with Bethenny Frankel went down in flames on the last season of Real Housewives of New York.
What’s the group dynamic nowadays — with newcomer Cindy Barshop in and Frankel out?
The sixth season (premiering April 7) is “my favorite,” Zarin told UsMagazine.com during a visit to the NYC headquarters with her sister, radio personality Lisa Wexler.
“Living through it was the most enjoyable season,” Zarin. (Frankel now stars in her own Bravo series, Bethenny Ever After; waxing salon entrepreneur Barshop joins show vets Zarin, Sonja Morgan, Luann de Lesseps, Kelly Bensimon, Ramona Singer and Alex McCord.)
“I don’t think Bethenny ever really fit into the group,” Zarin tells Us. “She’s found herself on her own show — her own island. She self-admittedly doesn’t like people [besides her husband Jason Hoppy and daughter Bryn, 10 months.].”
In the clip, Zarin and Wexler, talk about a new paperback edition of Secrets of a Jewish Mother, which they co-authored with their mother Gloria Kamen.
Funny how Jill conveniently forgets how her and Bethenny were like BFF’s just a few years ago. But it’s never Jill’s fault, is it.