Jacqueline Laurita has been all over the news (well, the reality TV version of the news anyway) for her suspected firing from Real Housewives of New Jersey; but Jacs has something to say about that and she insists it’s simply not true!
Jacqueline took to Twitter (Where else?) to debunk the rumors claiming she is still deciding if she wants to return. “Thats not true.Its all undecided rght now but Im considering it if everythings in the rght place.Lets say theres talk right now.”
There’s been some rumors circulating from purported insiders that Jacqueline’s salary will be reduced if she is brought back for Season 5 and Bravo is basing her inclusion on whether or not they find a suitable Housewife to replace her. Jacqueline notoriously skipped the vengeful Season 3 reunion claiming she was feeling sick, which is a MAJOR no, no. Multiple reports have stated Bravo can no longer trust her, hence their reason for wanting to fire her. I guess we’ll see what happens!
Moving right along, Kathy Wakile recently did an interview with The Norton Report where she talked about her decision to come on the show and what’s next for her.
Explaining what motivated her to join RHONJ (besides the obvious), Kathy reveals: “I was at a point in my life where I wanted to do something outside of the house. I had been a stay-at-home mom for 17 years, my kids don’t need me as much, and it was at a time where they needed to realize I have to start doing some things on my own.”
“I thought, should I go out and get a job? And this opportunity just really fell into my lap at the same time,” she adds. “It really all fell at the right time, especially for my kids who are older and can handle being in the spotlight. It’s been a fun adventure.”
“I’ve had a lot of fun, I’ve done different things I wouldn’t normally be doing, interacting with new people and it’s just been a great experience so far.” I’m not sure how a huge, embarrassing family feud played out in a public arena is a great experience, but whatevs!
Kathy also talks about her role as a mediator amongst the cast: “Well, I’ve always been a good listener. I believe in order to be able to help people with conflict you really need to listen to what they’re saying. If you’re doing all the talking, you’re not getting all the facts. Being a good listener really is the number one component to being able to help.”
“I don’t like conflict so I like to create balance and try to understand everyone’s point of view. I always try never to hurt anyone’s feelings; we’re all imperfect so unfortunately that happens sometimes, but my intentions are always good.”
Since NeNe Leakes and her husband, Gregg, split up last year, there has been plenty of speculation over who she’s currently dating. Rumors swirled that NeNe and Charles Grant were an item, but could NeNe have really found her match in Famous Famiglia co-founder, John Kolaj?
We watched as John and NeNe went on a newsworthy first date, but it turns out that there is a lot more to Mr. Kolaj than meets the eye. Wetpaint Entertainment spoke with him exclusively, and he dished about all of the lavish gifts he’s given NeNe, and what an amazing woman she really is.
As we guessed, John takes full credit for a bevvy of extravagant gifts NeNe’s recently tweeted about. “Absolutely, I gave her that ring! It’s 8 carats. I gave her a set of diamond earrings, too.”
But that’s not all! John also revealed that he’s gifted NeNe with multiple pairs of those coveted, red-soled, Louboutins. “I got her a few pairs,” he said.
Like a true gentleman, John only had wonderful things to say about Miss NeNe Leakes. “Nene Leakes is a smart, amazing woman who is a dear friend of mine, and I hope she’s in my life for a very, very long time.”
However, when asked directly if he and NeNe were a couple, Kolaj remained tight-lipped, offering “no comment.”
Kim Richards is still in rehab, according to her rep.
Despite earlier reports she had left treatment and was home with her sister Kyle, she was, in fact, visited by Kyle.
“She’s doing okay,” a source tells PEOPLE of the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star. “Everyone is hoping for the best.”
Kim’s daughter Kimberly as well as Kyle’s three oldest daughters were part of the visit. “They were all happy to see each other,” adds the source.
This is not the 47-year-old’s first time in rehab. “But every time is a new time, and everyone just hopes this sticks and that she gets the help she needs,” another source told PEOPLE when Kim sought treatment for alcohol abuse and “other problems” this December.
Kim’s “bizarre behavior” as it played out on the reality show on which she and her sister appear was attributed to her prescription drug use in November, but Kyle has also called her an alcoholic.
And earlier in the season, costar Brandi Glanville accused Kim of being “wasted out of her f—ing mind” during a game-night episode. Kim denied it, and one of the season’s biggest fights ensued.
Taylor has been very vocal about the abuse she suffered in her marriage to Russell Armstrong but a new report claims Taylor found comfort in the arms of another woman just four days before he died!
Taylor Armstrong a lesbian? Taylor went through a tumultuous year with the suicide of her husband Russell Armstrong but InTouch claims Taylor has a passionate tryst with The Real Housewives of Orange County star Fernanda Rocha!
But the report goes on to claim that as soon as Taylor realized the fling wasn’t good for her image, she tossed Fernanda to the side and now Fernanda has something to say about it!
“Be responsible for your actions,” Fernanda says. “And don’t dismiss the other human being that you are connecting with. When people started asking, it was like, ‘Don’t say this, don’t say that …’ That is hurtful. I couldn’t really be open about how I felt because I was protecting her.”
However, Taylor’s rep tells HollywoodLife.com that the claims are “untrue.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has just finished writing a tell-all book about the abuse she was subjected to in her marriage — we’re sure she’s not mentioning the fling.
“A lot of straight girls want to have an experience with another woman,” Fernanda goes on to say. “But they don’t take into consideration that we’re human!”
Wouldn’t surprise me any if this is true. First, I think that there’s lots of scandalous stuff about Taylor and Russell Armstrong’s relationship that we’ll never know about. Second, I recall Taylor flirting heavy with Kyle during season one. Lastly, ever since she came unto the scene Fernanda Rocha has been nothing but trouble (remember her own ex-girlfriend of some years talking on air about Fernanda cheating on her during an episode in the first season). And I think Fernanda’s a serious egomaniac who gets off on getting “straight” chicks to “swim in the lady pond”–no surprise then that idiot blondes like Tamra Barney and now maybe Taylor would go there.
Around the holidays we all need new recipes to try out on the family, and why not take some advice from an outspoken Italian Mother! Real housewife and author of “Fabulicious” Teresa Guidice is here to show us a recipe perfect for Christmas eve dinner…
Looks like NeNe Leakes had an especially merry Christmas this year. Just days after giving the world a peek at her new diamond earrings (courtesy of a wealthy mystery man) NeNe added some more ice to her ever-growing collection.
On Christmas day the Real Housewives of Atlanta star tweeted, “OMG he gave me an amazing all Diamond Letter N necklace! I love it.”
She followed the pic (below) with another tweet showing her love of diamonds, and her new man. “Diamonds r a girls best friend & they just keep comin & comin & comin.”
Even though her real name, Linnethia, obviously doesn’t begin with an “N,” somehow we don’t think she’ll mind.
Again, we aren’t totally sure who this mystery Daddy Warbucks is, but all signs are still pointing to pizza heir, John Kolaj. If their awkward dinner on RHoA was any indication, this guy is totally obsessed with our NeNe.
Millionaire Matchmaker (and friend of NeNe’s) Patti Stanger seems to think our gal found a keeper. She tweeted at NeNe, “This guy’s in love with you, go for it.”
Tareq Salahi has fired off legal docs in his nasty divorce from Michaele Salahi, claiming she lived waaay beyond her means … and, oh yeah, she was banging another dude.
In Tareq’s response to MIchaele’s divorce petition, he claims she was a compulsive liar. The examples he gave … she SWORE she was a Washington Redskins Cheerleader and a Victoria’s Secret Model.
Tareq also says Michaele lived beyond her means, routinely spending thousands of bucks on hair extensions and beauty treatments and throwing lavish parties for him — in one case $16k.
And the whole banging thing … Tareq quotes Journey guitarist Neal Schon, who boasts he had sex with Michaele in his dressing room after a concert while she was still with Tareq. Schon says, “I have tennis shoes on and she’s, like, nine feet tall over me. And she looks down at me like she’s standing on stilts and says, ‘I love you. And that’s never gonna change.’ And when that happened I said, ‘Get over her! This has taken 15 years.'”
It’s a shame. They seem so … right for each other.
All About the Real Housewives is exclusively reporting that Jacqueline Laurita was not asked back for Season 5 of Real Housewives of New Jersey.
A source close to the RHoNJ h’wives claims that Jacqueline wasn’t asked back for Season 5 after she failed to show up for the Season 3 reunion taping and tweeted details about Season 4 earlier this year. The source reveals, “Jacqueline won’t be returning to season 5 because she violated her contract and Bravo doesn’t trust her anymore. Her contract is now terminated.”
Aside from Jacqueline’s alleged departure, it also sounds like the other ladies are having issues of their own.
The source continues, “No one has been signed for Season 5 but Teresa Kathy and Melissa will be in it for sure. Caroline will possibly be on season 5 and she can’t stand Melissa Gorga! They haven’t even spoken and have only seen each other at Albie Greg and Chris’s apartment a few weeks ago.”
Does that mean that Caroline will be heading back to Team Giudice in the near future, or will she have to find some new friends?
Looks like the latter won’t be so hard since rumors are also circulating that Bravo is looking for three new Housewives to add to Season 5.
Spa owner and former Bravo star Cindy Barshop avoided a hairy court drama when a discrimination case against her was dropped this month.
Former Completely Bare Spa employee Altovise Collier filed a complaint with New York’s Division of Human Rights accusing Barshop of firing her because she was black. Collier claimed she was given only partial information during employee training, which led her to inadequately perform procedures leading to customer complaints.
Collier also claimed other employees joked that she was hired to “inject some color” into the spa. When Collier told Barshop of the alleged treatment, she says she was fired. But the HRC said in its decision to toss the case that evidence failed to show Collier was fired because of her race, and pointed out that several Caucasian and Latino employees were axed in the same period.
Barshop said, “I’m so happy that the truth has come out. I’ve never looked at people based on race, religion, creed, or color. I see people for who they are.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County has a new cast member, Heather Dubrow, who is married to plastic surgeon Dr. Terry Dubrow, and he has been sued by at least two former patients, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
The gorgeous brunette reveals in a video on the Bravo website that she has been married to Dr. Dubrow for 12 1/2 years, and the couple has four children together, all under the age of eight.
In court documents, obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com, Leah Goodman filed a personal injury lawsuit against Dr. Dubrow, and the Newport Heights Medical Center.
Goodman filed the lawsuit against the plastic surgeon on March 4, 2011, and is seeking at least $25,000 in damages. Goodman is alleging medical malpractice, and general negligence. She is seeking unspecified damages.
A year earlier, June and Mark Hofherr filed a lawsuit against Dr. Dubrow and the Newport Bluffs Surgery Center for general damages, after June suffered complications from an unspecified procedure that the doc performed on her.
The court docs state: “Defendants failed to disclose material risks of the procedure to the plaintiff and thereby failed to fully describe the procedures that were proposed and/or exceeded the scope of the disclosure and thereby failed to obtain informed consent from the plaintiff for said course of care, treatment and/or surgery. Had plaintiff been adequately informed of all the risks of the procedure, plaintiff would not have consented to said procedure.”
Mark Hofherr says that because of the surgery: “June Hofherr has been unable to perform the duties of a spouse and the work and services usually performed in the care, maintenance and management of the family home, June Hofherr will be unable to perform such work, services and duties in the future.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County season seven premieres on February 7, 2012.
After a year of chaos and drama, Adrienne Maloof spent her holidays in NYC with husband, Paul Nassif, and their three sons where Adrienne was promoting her new shoe line Adrienne Maloof for Charles Jourdan. You can buy a pair, any pair you see on the Bravo Home Shopping Network for the fair and reasonable price of about $700. SOLD!
While in NYC, Adrienne spoke to WetPaint about Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Talking about her role as the cast peacemaker, Adrienne credits her family business for giving her the skills to pay the bills. “I think, growing up in a family business with my brothers and having to, at the end of the day, make things work because you live together and you run a business together really prepared me for this job. Because it is, you know, a job. And I think it’s just in my personality to be a peacekeeper.”
As for exposing her friend Brandi Glanville to the crazy Kim Richards, Adrienne thinks Brandi is holding her own. “I met her through a mutual friend and she was going through a divorce,” Adrienne explains. “I thought it might be nice to bring her into the mix. So far, I think she’s doing quite well. It’s an adjustment having the cameras around all the time.”
Of the rest of this season Adrienne warns, “Oh, there’s a lot more drama coming, believe me,” and she is still deciding if she is on board for Season Three! “I’m still trying to get through Season 2! But I do enjoy doing the show and I’ve been having a good time. We’ll see.” And as for who of her cast mates are returning, Adrienne is keeping her lips sealed. “You’re going to hear a lot of rumors, it’s the nature of the beast. But I will say one thing: On this show, you never know!” Fair enough.
If this story is true then it’s a official: Dina Manzo is an immature, disloyal and classless bitch:
While it might be Christmas, it looks like the drama with the Real Housewives of New Jersey doesn’t take a break… not even for the happiest time of the year!
The Laurita and Manzo families did not get to see their Aunt Dina Manzo at Christmas today as she made it clear that she wants nothing to do with either Jacqueline Laurita or Caroline Manzo.
When Jacqueline sent out an invitation for Dina to join them for Christmas dinner, Dina responded, “@JacLaurita ooops sorry, I’m doing open heart surgery on Rudolph so he can deliver all the toys to the good little girls and boys.”
Dina then Tweeted an additional message, presumably with Jacqueline in mind, writing, “The most dangerous ‘Hateful’ people are the ones who has everyone convinced that their angels… eventually the ugly comes out for all the world to see.”
Jacqueline responded to the Tweet writing back to her, “What a hateful thing to tweet. Lol! I agree with u. R we going to see u at Caroline’s today? Let’s make it happen. Time 4 a change.”
Caroline, meanwhile, didn’t seem to want to chime in on all the Twittering that was going on and instead concentrated on preparing the big meal she was going to feed her family with.
But in a surprise move, Dina did reach out to former nemesis Danielle Staub and wished her a Merry Christmas. Wow, how the tables have turned!
Taylor Armstrong reveals to HollywoodLife.com how it’s felt to watch her troubled relationship with her late ex-husband Russell Armstrong on ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’
HollywoodLife.com spoke to Taylor Armstrong at Sweet E’s, the mini bake shop, in Beverly Hills Dec. 22, where Taylor’s daughter, Kennedy, and her little girlfriends were decorating holiday cupcakes and cookies. She explained how life has changed since last summer when her late ex-husband Russell Armstrong committed suicide and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season two began airing.
“My daughter Kennedy is doing good, we are both getting stronger every day,” she began, adding that Kennedy is asking for an iPad for Christmas. “We are just taking it one day at a time. We know we are going to make it.”
She explained, “It’s difficult watching the show because we taped it so long ago. But I do get to see other people’s perspectives so I understand them better. But it’s difficult doing reality TV because you experience the drama in your life when you are experiencing it and then when you watch it months later on TV you re-live it.”
Even though she and Russell weren’t allowed into Kyle Richards‘ white party, Taylor and Kyle have put that incident behind them and remain close.
“We are all pretty good about keeping in touch,” Taylor said. “I talk to Kyle the most because we live close to each other and our kids play with each other. I see her a lot. I saw Lisa [Vanderpump] the other night.”
When we asked Taylor about her autobiographical book, which comes out Feb. 7, she explained why she considers it a labor of love. “I want my book to inspire people to talk about [abuse] — to make it a conversation, because if it’s not talked about, there can be no change.”
We wish Taylor and Kennedy the very best this holiday seasons.
Merry Christmas RT Readers!!! A very special thanks to you all for being loyal readers and hoping 2012 will be your best year yet!!
And on this special day, I bring you news about the never ending Real Housewives of Atlanta drama!
While former BFFs Kim Zolciak and Nene Leakes promised to never speak again following their tour bus blow up on season 3, many fans believed that pact wouldn’t last. It has however lasted as evident on last week’s RHOA episode which had both ladies in the same room not speaking, while also not acknowledging one another.
In her latest Bravo blog, Kim Zoliack Biermann talks about seeing the Nene during Cynthia Bailey’s opening of her modeling agency.
“I had baby KJ three weeks before Cynthia’s event, so it was my first time getting into regular clothes in a while. A Louis Vuitton jumpsuit to be exact. It was nice to get out! Everyone was so worried about me and NeNe being in the same room together, but I wasn’t!,” says Kim.
Kim continues, “I am an adult, and both NeNe and I have come to the understanding that we will never speak ever again. Besides, I’m in a different place than I was on the bus tour. NeNe doesn’t exist to Kim Biermann. NeNe may be taller than I am, but she is definitely not on my level. Moving on!” Me to the ow!
Kim then takes a minute to get on her soapbox about newbie Marlo Hampton’s claim to riches! “Everyone has been buzzing about this new girl, Marlo, and I was excited to meet her. I had heard rumors that she sleeps with much older men for money and that’s her claim to fame in Atlanta.” Uh isn’t that YOUR claim to fame as well Kim?!
Sitting comfortably in her glass house, Kim continues, “Now listen, I’m not one to judge how a bitch pays her bills, but admitting to it and then boasting about it is just tacky! She kept bringing up her “big poppa” and hearing those two words was making me sick!” Didn’t you used to brag about your “big Poppa”? Anyone else remember that scene from season 1 during which she went on and on about the married and rich Big Poppa buying her a Range Rover?
Kim closes out her blog by stating: “She and Kandi started arguing about God knows what, and it totally reminded me why Kroy and I are happy to stay at home. These women are in their late thirties and early forties and they still go to events and argue. I couldn’t have left any faster. Bye, bitches!”
Funny how these Bravo housewives get their own spinoffs and are all of a sudden too good for the drama! Coughs, Bethenny, coughs. And finally, Kim’s daughter Brielle posted an old photo on her Myspace page (people still use Myspace?) of her mom without her wig on!