Kim Zolciak’s wedding to Atlanta Falcon’s football star Kroy Biermann won’t broadcast on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. It’s believed the wedding will air on Kim’s spin off show with Kroy. The Bravo series is expected to be like Bethenny Frankel’s spin off, “Bethenny Ever After.”
But a People poll from two weeks ago suggested that only one third of the Real Housewives of Atlanta audience will tune in for Kim’s show. An overwhelming 75 percent of viewers said they won’t watch Zolciak’s show because they get enough of her on Real Housewives of Atlanta.
However, Kim and NeNe’s final separation, one hopes, may just be reason enough to turn into Kim’s new show. Especially if it premieres when the RHOA’s 4th season ends. After being burned for what seems like the seven thousandth time by meanie bad girl NeNe Leakes, it’s unlikely that Kim and NeNe will interact much on the RHOA show this season. Typically, irreconcilable rifts among or between Housewives starts renders one or both of the arguing parties out of the show.
Jill Zarin’s irreconcilable difference with Bethenny Frankel spoiled an entire cast. Zarin and the other original cast member, Alex, both lost their slots in the New York franchise. Kim Zolciak wouldn’t even engage with NeNe Leakes during the reunion episode of last season’s Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion episodes.
In previous seasons, Kim Zolciak bravely defended herself and her ideas against NeNe’s abrasive and scabrous attacks. Season 3, a pregnant Zolciak, in love with a NFL football player couldn’t be bothered with NeNe. Kim blew NeNe off and left the most boisterous of the Atlanta Housewives, next to Kim Zolciak herself, to argue and fester all alone.
This season on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kroy and Kim move into a mega mansion and Kim delivers her son. During the first season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, a palm reader predicted that Kim would have another baby. But at the time, Zolciak candidly admits, her life was a hot mess. Zolciak’s affair with a married man and her belief that he and she would get married and move in together left her in a bad place with viewers and NeNe Leakes who couldn’t appreciate Kim’s mistress status.
Kim’s wedding, two weeks from now, is by invite only. Kim’s guests must sign releases to appear on television. Kim and Kroy have also barred cell phones and cameras from the wedding event.
Well, I guess we can now say “it” has been brought. During the game night from hell on last week’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, new girl Brandi Glanville challenged Kim Richards to “Bring it, b!thch!” after feeling the wrath of the Richards sisters. While Brandi apologized to Kyle Richards in the following episode at an awkward spa day, Kim wanted nothing to do with the piranha named Brandi.
Kyle has since done damage control spoken out about the women’s behavior, but her sister Kim has remained relatively mum (save a tweet or two)…until now. In a blog on her twitter page, Kim addresses the fight, her actions, and that pesky little crystal meth accusation.
Kim begins, “Let me first start off by apologizing for the delay in my blogs. It has taken me some time to come to grips with certain events that have unfolded on the show. One event in particular is the situation that occurred on Game Night at Pam’s aka Dana’s (haha) That night was the first time I had ever met Brandi.”
She maintains, “For someone who doesn’t know me personally to outright accuse me of using crystal meth leaves me bewildered. Not only did she accuse me of using crystal meth, she accused me of using crystal meth on national television. Drug abuse isn’t something you just throw around as a jab. When Brandi uttered those words on camera, the only thing I could think of was ‘where the hell did that come from?’”
As you recall, it was Kim’s odd behavior and multiple bathroom trips that prompted the outburst while the three women were fighting. Kim is adamant that it wasn’t drug abuse but anxiety medication that is to blame for her very loopy demeanor.
She explains, “I told the others that night, that I had just left my doctors for treatment of my anxiety and panic disorder. I have suffered from this for many years. They knew he had given me medication for it. I found myself groggy, as this was a medication I had never taken before. That is why I was carrying my coffee with me. I should have gone home to lay down. Instead I went to shoot RHOBH. My doctors have been trying to determine which medication is right for me.” Perhaps she took this same medication while Adrienne and Paul were waiting on her to fly with them to the Kings game?
Kim takes a little responsibility for instigating the incident, admitting, “I know I was no angel that night. I am embarrassed that I fed into the negativity. I didn’t like the way I acted and that is not my character. When I said ‘I don’t want her on my team’ I was just joking with my sister. We have our own sibling banter and we get each other’s jokes. That’s my humor. It’s my fault for not making it obvious to Brandi that I was joking and for that I apologize.”
Kim alludes that Brandi’s excuse for her meltdown is more than a tad hypocritical. “By Brandi throwing out that accusation, it not only hurt me and my reputation, but hurt my children. Brandi was so concerned saying ‘don’t talk about my children’ But did she think for one moment about MY children when she carelessly threw those words out?” Kim makes a pretty valid point there.
She continues, “My kids have been devastated by her cruel words. My children and their friends and families watch this show as well. I can say that I am not embarrassed or apologetic for coming to my sister’s defense. I love my sister with all my heart no matter what ups and downs we go through. She always has my back and I will forever have hers.”
Kim doesn’t deny a past history of substance abuse. She says, “I’ll be the first to admit that I have struggled in the past with certain vices; but I have never in my life, EVER, used crystal meth. I have discussed openly my issues with alcohol. As many of you know, sobriety is a lifetime process, a process that is a priority in my life right now. I am grateful for the love and support of my children, family and dear friends.”
Birds of a feather flock together, which is why a friendship between Bethenny Frankel and Kyle Richards is unsurprising.
Both women appear on different versions of Bravo’s Real Housewives series: New York and Beverly Hills, respectively.
The long-time friends seemed to have immensely enjoyed themselves as they stepped out for dinner last night at Boa steakhouse in West Hollywood.
Bethenny, 40, couldn’t keep the huge grin off of her face as she exited the restaurant, while 42-year-old Kyle descended the stairs to valet very, very carefully.
Instead of standing up and waiting for their cars, the pals decided to sit down on the steps and exclaim over Bethenny’s black Christian Louboutin stilettos.
The women, who bear an uncanny resemblance to one another, seemed completely immersed in their footwear discussion.
Unfortunately, it didn’t look as if Kyle’s similar black wedges received any talk time at all.
Paris Hilton’s aunt didn’t seem to mind, especially given that the reality stars have been friends for over twenty years.
She told the New York Post last year: ‘[Bethenny] was the hostess at a restaurant in Beverly Hills.. She’ll probably kill me for saying this, but I was having lunch one day and she plopped down right next to me and said, Do you use Lancome eye makeup remover?’
‘Turns out she was dating my ex and the Lancome was in his apartment. We started laughing and became friends. Then I got her a job with my sister [Kathy Hilton] driving Paris and Nicky to school.’
In addition to looking alike and sharing a similar taste in men, the ladies have had to defend themselves against criticism recently.
After watching herself fight with co-star Brandi Glanville, Kyle told Wetpaint Entertainment: ‘That’s just not who I am at all!’
Bethenny, who is mother to 17-month-old daughter Bryn, has recently come under fire for allegedly pretending to be lost at sea with husband Jason Hoppy.
As a child I was obsessed with actress Kim Richards, whom you might better know these days as one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. From her role as the adorable moppet on Nanny and the Professor to an endangered waif with magical powers in Escape to Witch Mountain, I thought she was the perfect combination of cuteness and spunk — a girl you could be best friends with, but was still fierce and cunty enough to dress up in the latest fabulous French fashions.
Here are some of my favorite lesser-known Richards career highlights from before her days of calling Housewives cast mate Brandi Glanville a “slut pig” on national television. Charmant, as the French say.
1. Frankie Croyden, Tuff Turf.
This movie was supposed to be a bad-ass new-wave LA story of teens run wild, but was more like an SNL digital short. I was so excited to see it because Kim had crimped hair and a tough-girl sidekick played by Catya Sassoon, daughter of hair-stylist Vidal Sassoon. In this scene James Spader serenades Kimmy’s character. Robert Downey Jr. also co-stars
2. Ruthie Alder, Hello, Larry.
This was a slightly rotten sitcom on NBC at a time when the peacock network was in third place. (There were only three networks at the time.) It was produced by the people who created Diff’rent Strokes, and starred McLean Stevenson as a radio disc jockey in Portland raising two daughters. I didn’t care that it was lame. I was excited to see Kim play a tomboy with braids!
I confess that I’m old enough to actually remember “Tuff Turf”.
A day after In Touch Weekly reported she used to be a former stripper, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita is now denying the report… sort of.
At first it appeared Jacqueline wasn’t going to respond to the shocking report, but she eventually did on Wednesday night when she took to her twitter page and wrote: “Chris and I want to share with you our wedding song…” The tweet included a link to a song by artist T-Pain titled “I’m In Love With A Stripper.”
Jacqueline later tweeted: “ITS A JOKE!!! GET IT????” She then added, “In case you were wondering… No, the rumors aren’t true. ( You know the ones;0) ).”
Jacqueline’s former friend and RHONJ costar Danielle Staub also chimed in yesterday, maintaining Jacqueline was indeed a past stripper.
Hours after the report came out yesterday, Danielle, who has admitted to being a former stripper and then some, tweeted: “It only takes a moment to tell a lie but a lifetime to cover up! The truth always comes out! I’m proud that I’ve always kept it real.”
And when a fan asked Danielle why she never revealed Jacqueline’s alleged secret (though she sort of did weeks ago), Danielle replied: “That’s bc I’m not a backstabbing bitch I kept it to myself bc JL was so weak and asked me to not say anything.”
As we reported yesterday, Teresa Giudice also insinuated Jacqueline was a former stripper when she tweeted last month that she had “lots of ex-stripper friends…”She made that tweet the same day Jacqueline was making negative tweets about her.
As for Jacqueline’s friendship with Teresa UsWeekly is reporting that it is over for good and that Jacqueline has vowed she “will never speak to Teresa again.” She definitely has good reason as Jacqueline believes Teresa was the one who supplied In Touch Weekly with the stripper story.
The source reveals that Caroline Manzo is also done with Tre, stating that Caroline “hasn’t spoken to Teresa in months.” Our RHONJ insider told us the same thing weeks ago stating Caroline was NOT on speaking terms with Teresa, even before the Posche Fashion show drama. “Every time they get together to film, everyone’s fighting with Teresa,” says the source to UsWeekly. The ladies just wrapped up filming on season 4.
Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga added: “Caroline is upset over the charade.” When it comes to the status of the Gorga/Giudice relationship, sources reveal it’s still definitely strained. “Teresa and Melissa still communicate for family stuff, but things are strained,” a show insider states.
As for the reunion drama, Melissa admits, “It was dramatic and painful to watch.”
Meanwhile, perhaps to further clear up the rumors that she met her hubby Chris Laurita while stripping, Jacqueline revealed on her blog today on exactly how she met her husband. Jacqueline wrote that she met Chris in “the summer of 1996 when Ashley was only five years old,” adding that at the time, she was renting “a chair in a salon doing hair as a licensed cosmetologist in Las Vegas.”
Jacqueline reveals she also did some modeling back then for “conventions that came to town.” Jacqueline says she “modeled clothes, shoes, accessories, electronics, computers” etc. She states she actually met Chris in Chicago during a trade show she was working at.
As it turns out, ragging on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Brandi Glanville is a team sport, if you ask Kyle and Kim Richards.
Shortly after Kyle got in her digs over Glanville’s potty mouth and slammed her parenting skills, Kim is taking her shots on Monday’s all-new episode.
Gathered with the rest of the cast for a spa party at Adrienne Maloof’s house, former model Glanville can already sense she’s on the outs with the women.
“I did a couple of spa treatments where I didn’t have to talk to anyone on purpose because I was scared,” reasons Glanville, who had her crutches hidden by the Richards sisters at Dana Wilkey’s game night shortly before the spa party.
Taunted by insults from Glanville — including being called a “slut pig” — Kim opts not to interact with her cast member, in an effort to ward off negativity.
“Know what I’ve decided? [She’s] not worth my time,” Kim tells her sis Kyle in a sneak preview from Monday’s show. “I don’t like anyone who’s going to be negative [and] talk like that…not worth my time.”
Kyle agrees, calling feeding into Glanville’s behavior like feeding a “piranha.”
But once Glanville is out of earshot, Kim can’t resist getting in her own jabs.
“I don’t even want to look at her,” she seethes. “I don’t think she’s cute. I don’t think she has a pretty mouth. [She has a] dirty, dirty ugly mouth, like a sewer! Not someone I’d like in my house. No, thank you!”
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She is regularly seen by TV viewers as a particularly svelte and slim member of reality show The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
But Melissa Gorga looked almost unrecognisable as she stepped out in New York City today in a fat suit.
The 36-year-old aspiring actress and singer wore the suit under a bright pink tracksuit, ensuring she stood out enough to film a special segment for TV show Entertainment Tonight.
According to Radar Online, the star taped a special piece for the show to see how people treat her as a plus-sized woman, with the results apparently to be seen on the show this Thursday.
Melissa also wore glasses and sported special makeup on her face to give her an all-over larger look.
She strolled through the Manhattan streets, attracting the stares from onlookers as she bought a hot dog, put makeup on and hailed a taxi.
Melissa, who has been married to Joe Gorga for seven years and has three children, looked a far cry from her ultra svelte self.
She joined the show for the third season which kicked off back in May, and is the sister-in-law to current cast member Teresa Giudice, with whom she has a strained relationship.
‘It’s been kind of crazy,’ she told TV Guide after her first few episodes had aired. ‘I’m not really used to it. Everywhere I go, I get spotted so it’s a new world for me.’
However, she admitted she saw her entry into the show as a good opportunity to launch her singing career.
‘We didn’t want to do it at first, and Joe was definitely saying no to the point where it was pretty much a no,’ she recalled.
‘Then, he took that I do sing into account and that it is a huge opportunity, and we kind of thought maybe we could outsmart them. This will be fun.’
As if the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills didn’t have enough drama this season, everybody’s favorite ousted houseboy Cedric Martinez is back in all his glory — and he’s talking exclusively to Wetpaint Entertainment!
For those of you who have been on Mars, Cedric was a regular on Season 1 as an unofficial member of the Vanderpump-Todd household. As the RHoBH season progressed, Ken convinced Lisa to ask Cedric to move out, saying he had sponged off of them long enough. Ouch! Now that Season 2 is underway, Cedric is back in the picture by way of his friendship with new cast member Brandi Glanville and some less-than-flattering remarks Lisa has made about him. Lisa says she hasn’t seen Cedric, who she once considered “family,” since their falling out, but she’s sure he’ll “go a long way to find another idiot like me.” The usually loquacious Cedric has not spoken back, however — until now.
“It was a rough year,” says Cedric, “but I’ve landed on my feet. Ken stabbed me in the back and Lisa twisted the knife, but they didn’t kill me.” The former houseguest now a place of his own and a job he loves. And that’s not all: He’s got a tell-all memoir in the works.
Cedric says that Lisa not only planted negative stories about him in the tabloids, but she also talked to the media about Taylor Armstrong’s marital troubles, an act that anyone following Season 2 knows Taylor herself believes to have happened. “Absolutely!” says Cedric. “There’s no question about it. I’ve known Lisa has Us Weekly on speed dial since she sold out my relationship with Lance Bass.”
When contacted by Wetpaint Entertainment to comment on the remarks, a representative for Lisa Vanderpump declined to return our call.
Cedric will make an appearance later on in Season 2, but in the meantime, he is watching the show closely and has some concerns. Take Kim Richards. “Anyone watching this season knows drinking is the least of her problems,” says Cedric. “I hope and pray she gets the help she so desperately needs.”
A preview for next week’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” episode includes footage of a dinner party where the late Russell Armstrong talks about suing co-star Lisa Vanderpump for talking about him to a magazine.
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“So did you read the big story today?” Armstrong asks, as he passes a magazine article across the dinner table. “They link it to Lisa.
“We’ll just serve them with a lawsuit,” Armstrong continues as Kyle Richards — Vanderpump’s closest friend on the show — looks on in surprise.
“This is very awkward,” Richards says later in a separate on-camera interview. “Am I next?”
Speaking of awkward … so much for letting the troubled Armstrong rest in peace.
Aside from a brief cast discussion about Armstrong’s August suicide that aired before the season two premiere, the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” has largely ignored the subject of Armstrong, who complained before his suicide in August that the show had ruined his marriage.
The comment at the dinner table was just one sign of the stress the show brought into his life.
Armstrong’s attorney, Ronald Richards, told TheWrap that Armstrong spent his savings trying to make himself and his wife seem wealthy enough to be on the show. He settled a lawsuit accusing him of siphoning off money from a business to pay for a redecorated home, which was just one of his apparent extravagances.
Armstrong’s mother, John Ann Hotchkiss, recalled him telling her during an interview on HLN, “Mom, they’re just going to crucify me this season. I don’t know what to do. I’ll never survive it.”
If viewers thought Teresa Giudice had been attacked enough on the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion’s first installment, they best think again, as the mom of four was raked over the coals once more in Sunday’s part two.
On Sunday’s show, Giudice came under fire largely for incidents involving her family, including hubby Joe and daughters Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Adriana. Recalling this season’s infamous christening scuffle, the women discussed the fact that Giudice left daughter Audriana alone while punches were being thrown.
“No mom wants to be attacked on their child,” said Giudice, who slammed her cousin Kathy Wakile for ducking out of the party, not knowing she was tending to Audriana at the time. “If she was a good cousin, she wouldn’t have said that to me,” Giudice said, taking issue with Wakile’s comment that Audriana was “unattended.”
Giudice’s reply didn’t sit well with mother of three Caroline Manzo. “She took your child out of danger,” Manzo shot back. “She’s a good cousin because she did what I would want somebody to do.”
The women also came to blows over the heartfelt song Gia Giudice sang at a family birthday party, urging her mother and uncle Joe Gorga to reconcile.
When Manzo told Giudice she should have taken her 10-year-old into another room to sing the song in private, Giudice argued she tried to keep the dialogue open with her daughter. “I asked her, ‘Gia, do you see Mommy trying? Do you think I should do more?’ She’s like, ‘No, Mommy, I see that you’re trying. I just wish Joe would try back,'” Giudice recalled.
“What you did to that child with that song was wrong,” Manzo sniped. Wakile took a bit more tact: “Knowing that this song was something that could be potentially emotional, singing it on national TV, don’t you think that you could have proofread it first?” she asked Giudice.
“She wanted to surprise me…I thought it would open my brother’s eyes,” Giudice replied.
Countered Manzo: “You used your child as a tool!” The conversation took a wild turn when Giudice took quite an effort to explain how ‘real’ she is.
As Giudice went on, Manzo offered a be all, end all statement: “I could choose to be in the tabloids, but I choose to be a mother to my children,” she sniped.
Dina Manzo is coming clean.
In an extended blog post labeled “The Truth!” the former Real Housewives of New Jersey star explains why she left the show…and why she is feuding with her sister and former castmate Caroline.
“I debated on if I should even do this but maybe this will put this all to rest,” Dina wrote. “Just so you know I’ve been offered a SERIOUS amount of money to sell this to many outlets BUT I chose to do it for free here. So all of you who have something to say can shove it.”
So what’s she saying about all the drama?
Dina explains that once she decided to leave RHONJ, she began to distance herself from all the ladies on the show because all the drama between them became too “toxic” for her.
“I really wanted to walk away from all of the toxic behavior, I was not into ganging up on anyone and I was no longer obligated to talk about Daniele so the best thing for me to do was stay away…I guess some of the Housewives may have taken that as I think I’m better than them…that couldn’t be further from the truth.”
She then explains that through her children’s chairty, Project Ladybug, she began to see that the bickering on the show seemed “so silly” and that she discovered what is really important in life—for her that no longer included reality television.
“I’m not proud of what went down season one and I entered into season two with a heavy heart, not really into it at all,” she wrote. “Once I left I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders and I finally felt a sense of peace.”
Dina says distancing herself from the show and cast did include not being as close as she once was to Teresa Giudice, but that the duo were still occasionally speaking. At the time she also had a falling out with her sister Caroline.
“Feelings did get hurt,” Dina said of her family battle. “I won’t get into them because I have no desire to rehash the past that can only hurt my parents whom I adore…There is no side here, this is a private matter there are 3 sides to every story remember…it depends on who you ask.”
Dina added that she loves all her brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews and wants the best for them all.
“If any of them needed me I would be there for them in a heartbeat,” Dina wrote. “There are 11 of us, 5 are girls, there is always someone fighting with someone at some point, that’s just the way it is with a big family.”
On the topic of her friendship with Teresa and if she was the cause of her rift with Caroline, Dina says all she did was console Teresa after she felt attacked on the show.
“I felt bad for her…even though I had distanced myself from her a bit I was still her friend and she needed me,” she wrote, saying she also went to a party that Teresa invited her to, but the Bravo cameras were there and she was unhappy.
I read the entire blog post and still think Dina’s full of it. First, I never bought that Dina left RHONJ because of Danielle (which is what she stated publicly) because Danielle’s interactions with Dina were mostly minute and never that serious. Secondly, from what I’ve seen if her, Dina Manzo is a passive-aggressive narcissist. In other words, as much as she likes to play the role of down-to-earth, peace-loving, wife and mother, there’s too many stories out there of Dina being an angry, control freak (business-wise) and there’s something not right about a person who spends a million bucks on their wedding, much less marries a guy who she admitted cheated on her constantly. I’m sorry but there isn’t.
Then too, if Dina’s known Teresa for over 15 years, than she has to know what an acid-tongued, manipulative, idiot witch that Teresa is. Teresa’s problems with her brother started way before Caroline got involved. Teresa’s huge financial problems had nothing to do with Caroline and if Dina was really watching the show this season (and past) then she saw how supportive Caroline was of Teresa (something Teresa herself has admitted time and time again on her RHONJ blog) throughout Teresa’s troubles the past few years.
Lastly, if Dina wants people to stay out of her life, she should do what most people do when they want people to stay out of their business: lay low. Dina’s on her 3rd reality-TV show now, she tweets, blogs, the whole nine. So when she gets on her high horse and starts complaining about people wanting to know what’s really going on with her and Caroline, it’s just hypocritical and rather condescending. Frankly, I’m tired of Dina’s manipulative ways. To think, I used to be a fan. I mean, yes, all families fight sometimes, but even the idea that Dina could watch Teresa’s actions the couple of years, how she lies and treats her own brother, sister-in-law, cousin and puts up with that boor of a husband and still be “supportive” of her while not talking to her own sister, just sickens me.
The feud between Real Housewives Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo may be new but it looks like it’s here to stay.
On part one of the explosive New Jersey reunion show, Teresa brought up an apparent rift between Caroline and her sister, former Housewife Dina Manzo. But Teresa later said, “I don’t get Caroline’s problem with me.”
Now, in a new blog on Bravotv.com, Caroline clearing up any confusion and revealing her reasons for wanting to keep the “sad situation” between her and Dina out of the spotlight.
“My fear in having this issue exposed had nothing to do with me at all. It was all about my parents,” Caroline writes. “Teresa knew how important it was to me to keep the Dina issue hidden, but … she finally had her moment at the reunion. Did she think I would deny it? Congratulations, Teresa, the only thing you succeeded in doing was hurting my parents. What a fool I’ve been in my efforts to bring your family together when it was your intent to destroy mine from the start.”
During the reunion, Caroline revealed that Teresa said she never planned to make up with her brother, Joe Gorga, and had called him “an a——.” Teresa denied this and called Caroline a liar.
But if Caroline is so interested in keeping family business away from the cameras, why did she bring that up? Caroline insists she was telling the truth, but says she regrets the comment.
“I will never forget the look on Joe Gorga’s face when he saw the clip of me outing Teresa’s true feelings about reconciling with him,” she says.” “Many of you think Teresa said this to me in confidence, not true, it was widely known and said to others beside myself. Joe didn’t deserve to hear that, and I wish I never said it.”
And before signing off her blog post, Caroline says she doesn’t take Teresa’s comments – whether it’s what she said at the reunion or in her cookbook – too seriously.
“She can never hurt me, because I take into account where it’s coming from,” she writes. “Unlike you, Teresa, I can look in the mirror and hold my head high knowing that I have always given the best of myself to my family and friends. I live my life with integrity and self-respect.”