Kelsey and Camille Grammer Settle Custody Case

29 Feb

TMZ.com:

Kelsey Grammer and Camille Grammer have ended their custody war … settling the dispute and doing it amicably … TMZ has learned.


According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the case has officially been taken off calendar. Sources connected with the former couple tell TMZ … Kelsey and Camille have agreed to joint custody of their 2 kids — 10-year-old Mason and 7-year-old Jude.


We’re told the kids will both continue living in Los Angeles with Camille, but Kelsey will maintain “meaningful contact” with both of them.


The couple had reached a temporary custody agreement last July, but this one is permanent.


As for the couple’s financial dispute, sources tell us … they have almost resolved all of the money issues and it should be settled very shortly.

RELATED: Camille Grammer’s Romance Heats Up

Heather Dubrow, Newest O.C. ‘Housewife,’ Says Co-Stars Don’t Get Her Jokes

29 Feb

HuffPo.com:

Heather Dubrow, the newest addition to “The Real Housewives of Orange County” cast, stopped “Good Day LA” (weekdays, 7 a.m. PST on Fox) Tuesday to visit with her old friends, Steve Edwards and Jillian Reynolds. Dubrow first met the “GDLA” team back in the 90’s, when she was still Heather Paige Kent, a struggling actress who appeared in many short-lived sitcoms such as “Jenny”, “Stark Raving Mad” and “That’s Life.”


Edwards, who is very open about his disdain for the “Housewives” franchise, seemed surprised that Dubrow joined the show, and after watching a clip of a conversation between Dubrow and fellow “Housewife” Alexis Bellino, asked her if she was perhaps too smart to relate to her co-stars. Dubrow answered carefully. “I’ll let you form your own opinion about that,” she said, but added that the women don’t seem to get her humor.


A clip from Tuesday night’s episode reinforced the disconnect. In a scene where Dubrow met with Bellino to try to get their rocky new friendship on track, Bellino mentioned she was a morning show anchor, and Dubrow asked if she was more like a Jillian Barberie (Reynolds’ name from a former marriage) or a Katie Couric. Bellino looked confused and didn’t seem to know who Jillian Barberie was, but realized she was “not a Katie Couric,” so she chose the former.


But fear not: Dubrow also reported that her fellow “Housewives” started to get her jokes after getting to know her a little better. “I would say now that I’ve become friends with Tamra and Gretchen, they’ll say to me, ‘Oh, now I get that joke from the first episode!'”

RELATED: ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’ recap: Episode 4

Sheree Whitfield: “I Didn’t Throw Kandi Under the Bus”

28 Feb

Wetpaint.com:

No Housewives vacation is ever drama-free — and The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s cast trip to Africa was no exception.


Although it may have looked like Sheree Whitfield stirred up trouble last week between Kandi Burruss, who was with her in Africa, and Kim Zolciak, who was home in Atlanta, Sheree wants to set the record straight: That’s not exactly how things went down!


To recap: Kim claimed she didn’t go on the trip because she wanted to stay close to her newborn son, Kroy Jr. — but cast member Cynthia Bailey had her doubts. Following a visit to a local orphanage, Cynthia remarked that she couldn’t envision Kim holding African babies. Furthermore, she said she couldn’t picture Kim wanting to visit Africa at all.


Later that day, when the ladies called Kim to say hello, Sheree appeared to rat Kandi out, telling Kim it was actually Kandi who made the comment!


So, what really happened? “First of all, the conversation in the jeep was a lot longer than was shown,” Sheree exclusively tells Wetpaint Entertainment. “It went on for several minutes.”


“Second, I stand corrected: Cynthia did make the initial comment about Kim, but Kandi immediately agreed with her. She said something along the lines of, ‘I agree. Actually, I don’t see Kim in Africa period.’ Only that wasn’t shown. No one watching at home realized that Kandi had agreed with Cynthia. Hopefully, they’ll air the entire conversation during the reunion.”


Sheree took more of an issue with Kandi for agreeing, than with Cynthia for making the initial comment.


“Cynthia and Kim aren’t close. There’s no loyalty there — they’re not friends,” she explains. “But Kandi is supposed to be Kim’s friend — and I thought it was strange that she was agreeing with Cynthia on a sentiment that was basically insulting Kim and implying she could possibly be racist.”


Sheree continues, “After the jeep ride, the producers asked us to call Kim, so we did. And yes, I told Kim what Kandi had said.”


While she was at it, why not mention Cynthia as well?


“Like I said, Cynthia and Kim aren’t close. Kim doesn’t expect Cynthia to have her back. But she considers Kandi a close friend. Again, Kandi did not make the initial comment, Cynthia did. But to me, it was bad that Kandi agreed and chimed in with her own comments.”


“Kim was thankful that I mentioned it,” Sheree explains. “She knows I’m not messy person. But I do believe in loyalty. Most real friends would appreciate that.”


After the incident, Sheree admits things were tense between Kandi and herself, but “we’re fine now.”

RELATED: Kim Zolciak Says Kandi Burruss ”Knows Better,” Defends Sheree Whitfield

Bethenny Frankel: I Won’t Give Up on My Marriage

28 Feb

LifeandStylemag.com:

From a wedding to a baby to business prosperity, Bethenny Frankel’s wildest dreams have come true but the Bethenny Ever After star admits when it comes to her marriage to Jason Hoppy, it isn’t always a fairytale.


“It’s just hard,” the creator of SkinnyGirl healthy lifestyle products and mom to 21-month-old Bryn admits to Life & Style in an exclusive interview. “I often feel like I come across as the crazy one in the relationship. Once in a while, I want to be the good cop.”


In the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now, Bethenny opens up about navigating through the hard times on her way to happily ever after.


“Relationships are about acceptance,” Bethenny tells Life & Style. “Jason and I are very different; I have a strong personality and he’s more mellow. Plus, we got married in our late 30s, and you’re very set in your ways by then. It’s about trying to compromise when you can.”


But even through the tense times, divorce has never crossed her mind. “No. Marriage is a commitment,” Bethenny says. “We work at it every day.”

RELATED: Fabulous at 40: Bikini girl Bethenny Frankel parades her skinny frame poolside in Miami with toddler daughter

Slade Smiley Compares Franchise To STD

28 Feb

Not only is Slade Smiley a deadbeat dad, but a parasite and an all-around loser. I mean despite all of that the guy has boned 3 chicks on RHOBH and he has the nerve to compare the show to an STD?!? What an a-hole:

Bravo’s original “Housewives” show, “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” is back and one of the show’s stars, Gretchen Rossi, takes full responsibility, along with now-boyfriend Slade Smiley, for helping to start the franchise epidemic.


“Yes, it’s like an STD,” Slade told me on the set of my HDNet talk show “Naughty But Nice.” “I think the success is based on how they are cast, because it is an inside look into the lives of these very rich, yet dysfunctional people.”


Although Gretchen is the first to admit that she brings her fair share of dysfunction to the Orange County-based show, she said she’s just being herself.


“At the end of the day, it’s because we are real people,” she said about why the Bravo-network franchise is so popular. “We are going through divorces, we are going through relationships, we have children and I think people can relate to them.”


Although the pair is currently enjoying all that comes with their newfound stardom, they want to warn other “Housewives” and ex-“Housewives” that their 15 minutes of fame won’t last forever.


“People need to understand that this kind of thing is fleeting,” Gretchen said. “You are going to be here and gone tomorrow.”


Slade also added that though people may recognize them from the show, they don’t consider themselves famous.


“We don’t like to think that we are celebrities … but it does allow us to expose some of the business ventures that have come of this,” he said.

RELATED: Gretchen Rossi Opens Up about New Friendships and Old Enemies

Jill Zarin In Heated Dispute Over Jewish Charity Dinner Speech

28 Feb

RadarOnline.com:

Jill Zarin is embroiled in an angry dispute after her speech at a charity event led to the hosts to send out a letter of apology to the guests!


The former The Real Housewives of New York City star was invited to give a speech Thursday night alongside her sister, Lisa Wexler, and mother, Gloria Kamen, at a women’s event organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas.


However according to a writer for the website www.tvtime101.com things did not go as planned for the trio, who are co-authors of the book Secrets of a Jewish Mother.


Wexler reportedly told the audience that stay-at home-moms are not fulfilled, moms need to also work outside the home, and that caused some women in the audience to walk out of the event.


The organizers felt the same about the speech – which had been billed as a fun take on being a Jewish mom – and were quick to email an apology to guests the next day.


“We also realize that our entertainment after dinner was a true and complete disappointment,” read the apology letter, obtained by RadarOnline.com. “Their presentation was not what we had planned with them and certainly did not meet our expectations of a funny and poignant take on Jewish motherhood.”


However in an exclusive statement to RadarOnline.com from Wexler on behalf of her reality star sister and mom, she insists they’ve had nothing but positive comments regarding their talk.


“We have presented to numerous groups throughout the country with very positive feedback. We are disappointed to hear that some members of the Dallas audience did not feel that way.


“The sentiment of the person who wrote that letter is not reflective of the very positive audience feedback we personally heard after the event as well as emails we received.”


Wexler – who has her own radio show – also addressed her own words.


“I spoke from my heart. I spoke of my values as expressed in our book and on my radio show every day,” she told Radar. “In a group of 700 women, some will agree with me and others will not. As to the specific allegation that I spoke against stay at home moms, that is an absolute lie.”

RELATED: Former ‘Real Housewives’ Jill Zarin Gives New Interview

Bethenny Frankel Continues To Promote Skinnygirl Drink Despite It Being Pulled From Shelves

27 Feb

DailyMail.co:

No one can accuse Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel of lacking bottle.


For the reality television personality is continuing to promote her drink Skinnygirl, which has been pulled form shelves for containing potentially cancer causing ingredients.


Bethenny, who left the popular show in 2010, was in South Beach, Florida to drum up interest in her cocktail mix drink.


The 40-year-old gave a presentation at the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival.


And she continued to talk up the benefits of using the brand, despite the fact Wholefoods have stopped stocking the products for containing potentially carcinogenic ingredients.


Wholefoods found it contained the preservative sodium benzoate, which can become carcongenic when mixed with vitamin C.


But that is far from the only blow that has been dealt to the drink brand.


Earlier this week it was been accused of using poor quality, non-pure tequila, rather than the ‘100 per cent blue agave tequila’ advertised on the bottle.


The company founder has repeatedly claimed that her ‘margarita you can trust’ had just two ingredients: agave nectar and 100 per cent blue agave tequila.


Skinnygirl drinkers Christopher Rapcinsky and Erin Baker brought a $10 million class action lawsuit against its makers for falsely claiming the drink was ‘all natural’ with ‘no preservatives’.


Rapcinsky and Baker have now amended their suit after discovering the tequila in the drink is ‘a lower quality and purity tequila by-product called mixto – essentially a mash of tequila and some unknown additives’.


Comparing pure tequila to mixto ‘is like comparing Thunderbird wine to a fine Chianti. They’re both wine, but very different,’ said their lawyer, Tom Mullaney.


Frankel sold the two-year-old drink line earlier this year for a reported $120million, according to the New York Post.


The lawsuit claims that after liquor giant Beam Global bought the Skinnygirl brand from Frankel, the labels changed to say the drink was made ‘with premium Blue Agave tequila’ – taking out the ‘100 per cent’ reference.


The statement that it includes the premium tequila could therefore be true, the suit said, but is still misleading.


It adds that Skinnygirl’s ‘entire marketing campaign, both its advertising and labelling, is based on falsehoods’.


‘Consumers would not have purchased Skinnygirl Margarita had they known it was manufactured with inferior mixto tequila,’ it said.


In a statement, Beam Global argued: ‘Skinnygirl Margarita is made with premium blue agave tequila and meets the highest quality standards. We will defend our case


vigorously, and we are fully confident we will prevail.’Frankel fiercely defended the drink earlier this year when it was revealed it was not as natural as she’d claimed.

RELATED: Why Skinnygirl Wines Are A Bad Idea

Marlo Hampton Clears the Air on Fights, Her Money, and the Gay Slur

27 Feb

HollywoodReporter.com:

In her short time on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Marlo Hampton has made quite the impression on her cast mates and the show’s fans. According to the socialite, her time on the show ends soon after they return from the epic Africa trip. But, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a lot more to say.


While the source of her wealth is in constant debate on the show, there’s much to look up to Marlo for. She was a foster child who we all know had some tough times with the law – including a rap sheet with at least eight charges. But now, she has made herself a comfortable life, become a well-known figure in Atlanta, and founded Glam It Up, her organization that mentors girls growing up in the foster care system.


“The main part is that I invested my money,” Hampton tells The Hollywood Reporter about her money. “I wasn’t crazy, I didn’t have to spend on everything. My home is paid for, my vehicles are paid for… I came from nothing to where I never want to go back to being a foster child, being homeless, or being in the projects, and just struggling, and not knowing where my next meal was going to come from. I don’t want to go back to that.”


At any rate, she caused quite a stir on the Bravo show with the housewives and spoke to THR about what went down including her on-air fights, her money, and her controversial use of a gay slur during her argument with Sheree Whitfield.


I’m impressed by the fact that you and Nene Leakes dated the same guy, but you guys get along and got over it. How did you do that?
Marlo Hampton: I really didn’t care from when I first heard about it, them dating or whatever. I didn’t know him then. Why the hell do I care who he dated before me or talked to before me? I didn’t know Nene, I didn’t know him. So, the only thing I did want to know though, like “Hey, if I am going to be working with or around her, I want to know what happened, is it over with?” And once it was all confirmed it was like “OK, move over, get over it.” And when she cleared the air, he cleared the air, it was done. But the girls wanted it to be something major.


How would you characterize the experience of the Africa trip?
Hampton: Oh my God, that was just a life experience. I just loved that experience, it changed my life. It was wonderful, the bad part definitely being Sheree’s argument, I hate that that happened. But then the orphanage and the children, I loved that part, it touched me like no other. It reminded me of my dad, which you don’t know, well you should know. I grew up in a foster home also, so just being in there just kind of reminded me of my childhood and it was just really sad. I wish I could’ve grabbed them and brought them back here to the U.S. with me.


What was the real cause of your fight with Sheree?
Hampton: I would not have cared about her inviting me to the party, because I know that Sheree doesn’t really care for me too much, whatever. But, after we sat on the boat and we’re all like “Hey, we’re going to bond, at least when we see each other we’re going to speak, we’re going to be cordial,” I’m like, OK, we’re starting off on a new foot, we’re connecting. So as soon as we get back to the room, you call Cynthia over and invite Cynthia and not me, really? Sheree, seriously? Where we just left 30 minutes ago saying “Oh, we’re going to try to get along,” so that really just shocked me. And then we started the argument, I guess the part that blew me was when she was like, “Oh don’t go there, you’re dating an 80-year-old white man.” I just lost it.


The source of your money was an ongoing drama among the women. Why do you think Kandi Burruss is so interested in where you got your money?
Hampton: I don’t even know, to tell you the truth, it took me by surprise. Like, say if I meet someone, I’m assuming I’m going to say, “What do you do for a living?,” not “Where do you get your money from?” So, it took me by surprise. Like, I don’t get it, I don’t get it. That one puzzled me, I want to ask her too, why was she so concerned about that?


You still don’t know why?
Hampton: Oh I just got it. It’s jealousy and envy, that’s what it was. I mean, it’s got to be jealousy and envy, something, Lord — women with low self-esteem only. The gay men love me, men love me, and strong-minded women love me, who have high self-esteem. Only the low self-esteem women have a problem with me, and it’s like, “Why? What is your problem?” Just because I love fashion, my story is different from yours, my occupation is different from yours, what is the problem?


So, where did you get you your money?
Hampton: I mean, from work, and I did own and found the Red Carpet Boutique at Perimeter Mall in Atlanta for three years, which I just closed when I started taping with Bravo. And people always ask about my clothing, they love my advice, my style, and it made more sense to go global, so I did the Simply Marlo, Marlo’s Closet online, and I invested my money. I mean, I did have a boutique for three years, and of course, I have been spoiled by my boyfriends. The main part is that I invested my money.

RELATED: RHOA’s Nene Leakes Defends Marlo Against the Smalls, Calls Kim a Liar; Cynthia Talks Marlo Comments; Plus PHOTOS from Nene’s Son’s Birthday

Kandi Burruss Searches for Next Big Pop Star On New Reality Show “The Kandi Factory”

25 Feb

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People.com:

Kandi Burruss is getting her Simon Cowell on.


The Real Housewives of Atlanta star – who turned Kim Zolciak into a pop singer – will coach two young people through a chance at music stardom on a new spin-off special.


On The Kandi Factory, which will air March 4 (10 p.m. ET) on Bravo, Grammy winner Burruss will invite a young man and a young woman to Atlanta, where she’ll work with them on “three factors that have to fit together to create a pop sensation,” according to a press release from Bravo, “the song, the look and the performance.”


Of the two singers, who have no previous experience in the music industry, one of them will get a big opportunity: their song will be released and a music video will be produced by Burruss’s team at The Kandi Factory.

Kim Richards Feeling ‘Really Good’ Post-Rehab

24 Feb

People.com:

Just over a month after leaving rehab, Kim Richards says she’s feeling better than ever.


“It was a rough go to get here, but I feel really good,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star tells PEOPLE. “I love life. I’m just enjoying it so much.”


Speaking at The Hollywood Reporter’s Nominees Night pre-Oscar party on Thursday, Richards, 47, said it was her own motivation that prompted her to seek treatment in December, but that she also relied on the support of those around her, including her sister Kyle.


“I was definitely tired of the way my life was and I wanted to get better,” Richards said. “My family and friends – without them I just definitely couldn’t do it.”


Also providing help along the way: her fans.


“The fans have been so supportive,” she said. “I steal a sneak peek at Facebook or Twitter … I look on there and I see them and they’re like, ‘We love you and you’re the best’ or whatever they say. And when I go places, too. I’m walking down the street and people walk up to me and they just hug me and they cry and they’re like, ‘We love you and we watched you go down and come back up.’ “


“That’s so rewarding to me, to know that I’ve been something good in their life as well that I can come up on the other side now,” she added.


Since leaving treatment, Richards has started hiking and doing Pilates, as well as taking more time out of her schedule to just focus on herself.


Though she did not comment on whether she’d be returning to the Real Housewives, Richards said her struggles with substance abuse aren’t a reason to shy away from the cameras.


“It doesn’t make me want to walk away from anything,” she told PEOPLE of her stint in rehab. “It makes me want to step out in front of everything and just say you know what? Anybody can do it. I don’t want to walk away from anything in my life. It’s part of life, you know, facing it.”

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Fireworks On The ‘Apprentice’ Set: Teresa Giudice Explodes At Hubby Joe

24 Feb

NationalEnquirer.com:

The messy marriage of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star TERESA GIUDICE is wreaking havoc on the set of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” sources say.


Teresa — already incensed that hubby JOE is facing more than 10 years in prison — blew up at him backstage and screamed: “You’re a cheater!”


“Teresa has a hair-trigger temper and her ‘street-hood side’ comes out when she gets agitated,” an insider told The ENQUIRER.


“That’s what happened when she thought she’d ‘caught’ Joe with one of the show’s gorgeous female contestants.


“It turns out that he’d been hanging out with some cast members behind the scenes during filming. Joe had been drinking and he was acting like a fool when Teresa thought he was hitting on one of the women.”


This season’s “Apprentice” — hosted by billionaire business mogul DONALD TRUMP — is packed with knockout beauties, including singer/actress AUBREY O’DAY, former Miss Universe DAYANA MENDOZA and model PATRICIA VELASQUEZ.


And 41-year-old Joe was like a kid in a candy store among all those women, insiders say. “Besides his booze benders and violent outbursts, Joe has a wandering eye,” said another source.


“He fancies himself a ladies’ man, so it’s not hard to figure that he’d flirt with the women on the show.


“But none of them want anything to do with Joe. Although they were polite, they kept him at arm’s length. Teresa doesn’t have a thing to worry about as far as her ‘Apprentice’ rivals go. But she’s a hothead.”

RELATED: Teresa Giudice: ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Takes Stamina

Do The Real Housewives of the O.C.’s Brooks Ayers and Slade Smiley Both Owe Child Support?

24 Feb

Wetpaint.com:

It was an acute case of the pot calling the kettle black on Real Housewives of Orange County Season 7, Episode 3, when Gretchen Rossi and boyfriend Slade Smiley discovered that his number one nemesis, insurance saleswoman Vicki Gunvalson, was dating a man accused of not paying child support. That’s continually been Vicki’s main complaint about Slade. But who is really in the wrong here, Slade, Brooks, or both?


Let’s take a look at the facts: Vicki’s right that Slade hasn’t exactly been keeping up with his bills. Radar Online previously reported that Gretchen’s boy toy owes a cool $138,857.64 in back child support. Vicki’s made many a comment about the situation, and Gretchen tried to clear things up on her blog last May: “Slade pays as much child support as he can every month, but to keep up with his original order of $4,000 a month on top of medical bills [ed. note: Slade’s son Grayson is battling a brain tumor] would be difficult for anyone in these harder economic times.” In an interview with The National Enquirer, Slade’s ex Michelle Arroyo said, “My son’s father, Slade Smiley, is a deadbeat dad.”


Still, while Vicki holds Gretchen’s love muffin to a high standard, it seems she doesn’t expect the same from her own man. Another Radar Online story claims Vicki’s beloved Brooks Ayers has his own issues with the courts, and he may be even worse off than Slade.


Brooks was arrested twice by Alabama and Mississippi police for not paying over $40,000 in child support. To make matters worse, Brooks owes money to two baby mamas: estranged wife Kim and ex-girlfriend Nicolette. People might lie, but numbers don’t.

RELATED: Gretchen Rossi: Vicki Gunvalson Needs a Makeover!

Majority of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Cast Returning For Season Three; Dr. Paul Nassif Threatened By Patient

24 Feb

RadarOnline.com:

The majority of the cast of Bravo’s hit show, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, will be back for season three, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.


The final episodes of the last season garnered record ratings for the reality show franchise, which featured Taylor Armstrong finally admitting to the other ladies that she was physically abused by her late husband, Russell Armstrong.


The Texas beauty feared that she wouldn’t be asked to return for another season. However, network executives realize that Armstrong and her saga were ratings gold, and she will be asked back.


“Taylor, Lisa Vanderpump, Adrienne Maloof, Brandi Glanville, and Kyle Richards will all be asked to return,” a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com. “Bravo would love Camille Grammer to return too, but she might want to move on to other projects which she has expressed interest in. Kyle’s sister, and fellow housewife, Kim Richards, has made it known she doesn’t want to come back. Kim is still very fragile after her latest stint in rehab.”


As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Lisa Vanderpump’s spin-off show for Bravo wasn’t picked up. “Lisa was hoping to follow in the footsteps of New York housewife Bethenny Frankel who had her own successful spin-offs focusing on her wedding and new baby, but the network decided not to pick up her show,” a source close to the Real Housewives told RadarOnline.com.


While none of the ladies have formally been asked back for the third season yet, it’s expected that Bravo will extend the offer for season three in the next several weeks to Taylor, Adrienne, Kyle, Brandi and Kyle.


Meantime, “The network is actively looking for new cast members for the third season,” the insider says.


Taping for the new season will begin after the 4th of July.

RELATED: ‘Bev Hills Housewives’ Doctor My Nose Job Patient is Threatening Me!

Kandi Burruss Clears the Air After Controversial Africa Trip Comments, Sheree Says She’s Not Sorry For What She Said To Kim

23 Feb

BuddyTV.com:

In this week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kandi Burruss, who’s usually neutral among the ladies, found herself right in the middle of all the drama. Now, after being accused of saying that Kim Zolciak wouldn’t go to Africa or hold a black baby at an orphanage, Kandi’s writing on her Bravo blog to clear the air with her opinions about her friend Kim.


First, she addresses Marlo Hampton, the friend of the housewives (specifically NeNe) who brought 29 pairs of shoes on their ten-day trip to Africa, which she wasn’t even technically invited to.


“I think for the most part Marlo is a nice person, and yes, I think she’s fashionable, but I just don’t like being around people who constantly boast and brag about what they have,” Kandi wrote of Marlo’s constant need to flaunt her expensive labels. “At a certain point people will only notice you for what they can see on the surface, if that’s all you seem to offer. I think Marlo has an incredible closet full of beautiful clothes and shoes, but the constant talk about them I can do without.”


Kandi also makes clear her opinions about her friend Kim Zolciak missing the trip to Africa, and defended her claim that she “couldn’t see” Kim helping out at the orphanage that the ladies visited:


“First off, I do not think Kim would have gone to Africa, even if she hadn’t just had the baby, and I don’t see her spending time at an orphanage, especially not the one we went to in Africa,” she wrote. “Kim has been avoiding NeNe for over a year. It would have taken a million dollars to get her to come on a trip where she was stuck for a whole week in close proximity to NeNe. On top of that she hates long flights. As for me saying I don’t see her at the orphanage, no I don’t. She may disagree, but that’s my opinion. I just don’t see her being the type to be there. Not that Kim wouldn’t help. I think she would help with giving donations to get them what they need, but I don’t see her doing physical help.”


Despite standing by her claims, Kandi wasn’t appreciative of being “thrown under the bus” by her fellow “Small” Sheree. Kandi says that she didn’t mean to imply anything racially in her comments about Kim and that her words were twisted by Sheree.


Kandi also resents NeNe claiming that Kim was the “boss of the Smalls.” In the episode, she said that no one else is the “boss” of her in any aspect of her life.


“No one in the Smalls leads the other,” Kandi wrote. “We all have our own opinions and are not easily influenced. She also says that we think she is the leader of the Talls, and that they do what she says. I might agree she’s the leader of Cynthia. She may not lead Cynthia, but she definitely seems to influence Cynthia. Cynthia said that the Smalls seem nicer when NeNe isn’t around, but I think it’s just that when NeNe is not there, Cynthia is more open with us.”

RELATED: Sheree Whitfield: I’m NOT Sorry For What I Said About Kandi

Vicki Gunvalson’s ex-Husband Donn Spotted Frequently at Sex Clubs: Report

23 Feb

Hey, the guy’s single and just been diagnosed with cancer, let him have a little fun:

Even though Vicki Gunvalson admitted that she was going through a “midlife crisis” when she and her husband filed for divorce in 2010, it’s Donn who’s reportedly been seeking a little racy fun – via sex clubs.


A source told RadarOnline.com that Donn was spotted recently at one of the largest 21+ swingers clubs in the L.A. and Orange Country area, Freedom Acres. And he wasn’t alone.


“I recognized him immediately, and once I started talking to him he introduced himself as Donn,” the insider at the club said of the former reality husband.


“He went to the back room with the woman he brought and they were engaged in public sex.”


According to Radar, the source requested anonymity because of her own involvement in the swingers club scene.


The source also told the site that though she’s seen Donn in the club a number of times, he usually just has public sex with the woman he enters with, but doesn’t attempt to engage others.


“I’ve never seen him have sex with anyone other than who he brings,” she said.


Freedom Acres, according to its site, requires a yearly membership and features a “pool table, an oversized hot tub, dance floor with raised stage complete with a pole for dancing and many TVs throughout the club showing XXX movies.”


As for Vicki’s own version of racy divorcee fun?


The “Real Housewife” told Us magazine at the time that proof of her midlife crisis was evident.


“I’ve got a convertible, a belly button ring, and I’m getting a divorce!” she told the magazine.


The couple was married for 16 years before their split.

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