Lisa Vanderpump’s Former Mansion On Fire

30 Jun

EOnline.com:

Firefighters are busy tonight trying to contain a huge blaze that has struck a Beverly Hills mansion—one that just might look familiar to you.

The manse is the former home of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump.

Yes, the same house in the opening credits of the show and also where her daughter Pandora got married.

Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department said that the fire was reported around 6:30 p.m. Fire officials requested additional units within minutes of arriving to the location. It was stated that smoke was billowing from at least three sections in the home’s roof.

According to the LAFD Alert account, “Over 100 LAFD Firefighters maintain aggressive attack. Fire not extinguished but contained to structure. No injury.”

Luckily, shortly afterward, the fire officials released another alert sharing that the fire was reduced down, “KNOCKDOWN: Over 100 FF in just over 1 hour. No injury.”

Vanderpump sold this house in September and made a home out of a smaller estate, but neighbors and costars Dr. Paul Nassif and Adrienne Maloof were close to the scene.

“At home with the family and smelled smoke. The house across the street from us is on fire. All of us here are OK!,” Nassif tweeted. He then confirmed to fellow housewife Kyle Richards that it was “sadly” Lisa’s old house.

“Thanks for your concern everyone,” he said. “It looks to have been just the interior of the house and the BHFD hasn’t gotten it under control.”

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Aviva Drescher Claims “Deadbeat Dad” Harry Dubin Owes $350k in Child Support

30 Jun

Wetpaint.com:

The first off-camera drama of The Real Housewives of New York Season 5  is upon us, and it involves Aviva Drescher, her 10-year-old son Harrison, and the man everyone has apparently slept with, Harry Dubin. Aviva tells the NY Post that Harry, her ex-husband and Harrison’s father, owes her $294,372 in child support, plus $50,000 in private school and summer camp fees.

“I am very sad that his father has abandoned his son,” Aviva says. “I empathize with all women and children who have been hurt by deadbeat dads.” And sources back up her claims, telling the Post that Harry hasn’t paid child support for over a year.

One of the most surprising allegations comes from a source who claims, “Even if Harry is bitter about the divorce, his son shouldn’t have to suffer. He has no health insurance.” Aviva’s 10-year-old son has no health insurance? That would be shocking, considering the lavish Manhattan home she lives in with husband Reid Drescher and her four children. Not to mention the fact that Harry is reportedly a wealthy real estate investor who should be able to support his son.

Aviva also says that Harry Dubin’s parents, once known as the “definitive Washington power couple,” have refused to help her, choosing to “divorce themselves” from their grandson’s life altogether.

We have a feeling that Harry will respond to these very public accusations any day now. And we can’t help wondering whose side LuAnn de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan will wind up on — their former lover or their new friend?

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Jacqueline Laurita Says She’s ‘Moved On’ From Teresa Giudice; Claim’s Teresa’s Jealous Of Melissa Gorga

29 Jun

RadarOnline.com:

Teresa Giudice’s fights with Jacqueline Laurita are so bad that their friendship is beyond repair RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey ladies have been battling with each other and Jacqueline dropped the bombshell news exclusively to RadarOnline.com that their friendship is over.

“I have no more interest in being friends with Teresa,” Jacqueline told RadarOnline.com‘s friend Fox Connecticut’s Tom Murro.

“I’ve moved on from that friendship.”

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Jacqueline and Teresa fought on the hit reality show right from the beginning, but things got progressively worse as the season progressed.

Jacqueline said her former-friend isn’t handling their fights well.

“When Teresa flips out I just look into her crazy eyes and I can see she’s hurt and angry but doesn’t know how to express or control her emotions,” she said.

Instead of lashing out again though, Jacqueline told RadarOnline.com that she doesn’t harbor any bad feelings toward Teresa.

“I feel bad for her. I just want to hug her,” she shared.

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Bethenny Frankel To Be Deposed In Skinnygirl Suit

29 Jun

Wetpaint.com:

Looks like former Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel might eventually be heading to court over her Skinnygirl Cocktail brand.

According to the New York Post, Bethenny will be deposed about her Skinnygirl margarita line, which is now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that the beverages were premixed with “rot-gut tequila” rather than the “100 percent blue agave” ingredients which the label champions.

It’s in the early stages, but since the judge has now decided Bethenny’s testimony is relevant to the case, despite her camp’s protests, she’ll now be closely involved in the matter, starting with this deposition. So, if the matter does go to court, there’s a good chance Bethenny could be right there in the thick of it!

Yikes. Looks like Bethenny, who’s just begun her own talk show, may very well be in some hot water over these cold beverages!

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Kenya Moore Blasts “Fake” Stories Saying She’s Joined The Real Housewives of Atlanta

29 Jun

Wetpaint.com:

Many have speculated that former Miss USA Kenya Moore will be joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta for Season 5, but Kenya recently warned her Twitter followers not to be so easily persuaded by rumors, hinting that she wasn’t actually joining the show. Say what?!

When a follower tweeted Kenya about a photo of her taken with several existing RHoA cast members, Kenya replied, “@True_Brownii some people are so thirsty they send fake stories to bloggers#nothingsurprisesme.”

Does this mean Kenya won’t be a housewife? Only time will tell!

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Anti-Fur Vicki Gunvalson Slams Sarah Winchester For Carrying A Leather Purse

29 Jun

RealityTea.com:

Oh, Vicki Gunvalson… we all know the truth. After you were forced to return your rent-a-mink (for which your deposit was surely lost following the pit-stains and odor of BO) you are now denouncing fur! Suuuurrrrre… a likely story.

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Yolanda Hadid ‘Is A Bore!,’ Says RHOBH Costars

28 Jun

RadarOnline.com:

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars are known for their dramatic over-the-top arguments, but RadarOnline.com has learned that the newest member of the cast has been a big disappointment because she’s so boring!

Yolanda Hadid, the wife of music mogul David Foster, is the latest addition to the ladies of the 90210 and while she fits in with the other women because she’s wealthy, sources say that she is really dull and that isn’t making for interesting reality TV.

“Yolanda doesn’t bring any drama to the table,” a source involved with the show exclusively told RadarOnline.com.

“She isn’t fighting with the other women and she isn’t doing anything outrageous. She is a bore!”

Yolanda has been filming scenes with Taylor Armstrong, Kim and Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof and Brandi Glanville but the sparks are definitely not flying.

“The other ladies are clashing with each other all the time, there are a lot of crazy emotions involved, but Yolanda isn’t causing any drama or adding any drama.”

The source told RadarOnline.com that Bravo producers “only like when people are delivering good stories, they have to have some drama or cause some drama. Yolanda isn’t doing anything like that and so she’s not going to be on camera that much.”

The rest of the ladies are fighting this season and Brandi is definitely amping up the drama, but the source said that Yolanda “is really dull and isn’t doing anything to be relevant to the show.”

The source warned that Yolanda should try and change how she’s acting, for the sake of the show.

“Yolanda needs to start making waves somehow, because that’s what viewers and producers want, and if not her time on the show will be short lived.”

Of course, being “boring” (i.e. normal) doesn’t work on reality-TV, esp. the ‘Housewives’ franchise (just ask DeShawn Snow). But if that’s who you really are, instead of amping up fake drama (like Sheree Whitfield) you could always pull a Kathy Wakile (who let’s face it, is extremely boring by herself) and bring on entertaining family members and/or friends so that way you can stick around and continue collecting a paycheck.

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LuAnn de Lesseps Admits to Using Acupuncture to Help Her Get Pregnant at 47

28 Jun

Wetpaint.com:

Real Housewives of New York star LuAnn de Lesseps, 47, was serious when she told her 17-year-old daughter Victoria that she and boyfriend Jacques Azoulay wanted to have a baby together. In fact, she was so serious that she’s now submitting to acupuncture to increase her chances of conceiving.

In an interview with Life & Style, LuAnn explained that she does indeed want to have a baby with Jacques because she thinks he’d become a “great father,” but that they’ve had no luck getting pregnant so far. A fertility doctor told her that her chances of having a new little one were less than 5 percent, so she’s upping her odds by submitting to acupuncture.

“Apparently, acupuncture increases your chances by like 50 percent,” she explained. “The great thing about being in your 40s these days is that there are options … I feel very lucky because of that.”

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Tamra Barney: Strained Relationship With Vicki Gunvalson “Breaks My Heart”

28 Jun

USmagazine.com:

Vicki Gunvalson‘s new man, Brooks Ayers, sure has wooed the Real Housewives of Orange County star — but the same can’t be said for Gunvalson’s Bravo costars.

Angered by Ayers’ behavior throughout the season, RHOC‘s Tamra Barney couldn’t take it any longer, and got into a heated spat with Gunvalson on Tuesday’s season finale.

Barney — recently engaged to boyfriend of two years Eddie Judge — flipped once and for all when Ayers accused her of giving Gunvalson “the evil eye.” “For him to continuously tell her in her ear, ‘She’s giving you the evil eye,’ is crazy,” Barney, 44, said on the emotional episode. “You’re trying to get her pissed off, and you’re definitely pissing me off.”

Their feud escalated when Gunvalson, 50, asked Judge to “take control” of Barney, a request that didn’t sit well with the fired-up reality star. “I don’t have [a man] to take control of me … Stop letting him tell you what to think,” Barney snapped.

Fired back Gunvalson, making a scene by storming out of cast mate Heather Dubrow‘s name-changing party: “Don’t talk that way to me or him ever! You’re supposed to be my friend no matter what! My friend, my soulmate, my sister.”

During a post-finale appearance on Andy Cohen‘s Watch What Happens Live Tuesday, Barney confirmed the duo’s relationship is still strained, and that tensions reached a boil at the reunion taping. “It’s strange,” Barney told Cohen of her current relationship with Gunvalson, her partner in their Wines By Wives venture. “We have our business together, but other than that, it’s a few text messages here and there. We kind of hashed it out at the reunion — things got bad — and I’m waiting for everything to settle down.”

Though Gunvalson appears to have her mind made up that her friendship with Barney is officially over, Barney still wishes her foe — and beau Ayers — well. “Vicki’s been a good friend for many years and [our strained relationship] breaks my heart. I wish her well and I hope that everyone else is wrong [about Ayers’ motives in their relationship] and they live happily ever after.”

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Lisa Vanderpump Breaks Down During Tearful Vegas Showdown With Kyle Richards

27 Jun

RadarOnline.com:

What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas, especially when The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills hit Sin City! 

The cast was there last weekend to shoot a special episode of the show, and RadarOnline.com has exclusive behind-the-scenes details on the drama that went down. 

Lisa Vanderpump had a huge break down on the plane ride home,” an insider exclusively revealed. “She and Kyle Richards have been working hard to repair their relationship after last season and things came to a head.”

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the British reality matriarch recently told Richards that she had better get in line, and either be with her or against her. 

After playing hardball just a few months ago, Vanderpump showed her sensitive side coming home from the Vegas trip, much to the surprise of all her costars

“Lisa was talking about how hurt she had been by Kyle turning on her at the end of the season and she burst into tears,” the show source told Radar. 

“None of the women had ever seen Lisa cry like that and they were completely in shock.  Kyle felt awful and was doing everything she could to comfort her.”

Luckily, the midair meltdown had a positive side affect by reuniting the old allies. “Their friendship is in a much better place but it hasn’t totally healed yet,” said their pal.

Meanwhile, newcomer Yolanda Hadid, the wife of music mogul David Foster, watched in amazement at the craziness unfolding before her, and may already be having regrets about signing on for life in front of the cameras.

“It seems like Yolanda was unprepared for the level of drama that comes with filming this show. She’s kind of out of her element. Every time there was a fight or a breakdown, she was in disbelief. After the trip was over, she told friends she can’t believe that grown women act this way,” said the insider. 

Another source earlier revealed to Radar that Hadid’s mellow nature is far from captivating TV. “The other ladies are clashing with each other all the time, there are a lot of crazy emotions involved, but Yolanda isn’t causing any drama or adding any drama  – she is a bore!”

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Crazy Kelly Bensimon Readies To Raise $150K For Haitian Children

27 Jun

Hey, even crazy people can sometimes do the right thing:

How Can You Help?

Attend the 5th Annual Edeyo Gives Hope Ball on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 (7:00 pm) at The DL – 95 Delancey Street, New York, NY.  To RSVP visit www.Edeyo.org

About The Evening

Model and author Kelly Bensimon and actor Boris Kodjoe (previously named one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by People magazine) will co-host what has been described by some as an epic rooftop experience.

Nigel Barker, Honoree
Noted fashion photographer Nigel Barker will be honored at the Ball for his charitable contributions to the cause.

“Our 5th anniversary is a milestone, it’s very important for everyone to feel they have seen and witness the growth and the development of the foundation as it relates to its unique project,” said Unik Ernest, President and Founder of Edeyo.

In addition Ernest said, “We also want everyone to feel they have made a significant contribution to that growth and they are part of the empowerment and self-reliance of the children of Edeyo!”

Attire: Carnival Chic
Ladies are encouraged to wear orange, red and gold, and gentlemen white, green and blue.  Run a quick Google search if you want some ideas.

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Jim Bellino Had Every Right To Get Up Leave Heather Dubrow’s Party, Says He Was Set Up

27 Jun

Saw tonight’s RHOC finale and have to say major props go to Jim Bellino for getting up and walking out of that party the minute that witch Tamra sat down at the table to butt in on him and the Dubrow’s conversation. First, it was enough that Heather felt the need to join in on the ‘man-to-man’ chat that her husband was having with Jim about the “phony” remark he made earlier this season about Alexis. Then too, it sucks that Terry flat-out pulled a sucker move by dissing Jim once he left, while pretending that he couldn’t possibly understand why Jim would feel “confronted”–especially after Tamra butted in on a conversation that had NOTHING to do with her. Lastly, ever since her divorce Tamra’s turned into a she-devil and all her heinous actions the last couple of seasons have proven that (any wonder ex-husband Simon felt the need to keep her on such a leash while they were married). While Gretchen’s too blonde dumb to remember all the evil things Tamra’s said about her in the past (Jeana too, but she’s always been in idiot), at least Vicki’s finally seen the light, which is good considering that I always thought that her being friends with Alexis made way more sense than Tamra.

Tonight is part two of the Real Housewives of Orange County’s finale, and the battle is raging on between former besties Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney over Vicki’s affirmation-lovin’, creole cookin’, child support payin’ (oh wait…) beau Brooks Ayers.

In her Bravo blog, Vicki compares Tamra to Jeana Keough, writing, “I…believe Tamra should not have chosen Heather [Dubrow]‘s party to replay her drama with the wine episode with Jeana. Remember why Tamra was mad at Jeana last year? To refresh your memory, it was because Jeana was getting involved in Tamra and Simon’s marriage and “butting in.” Hmmm. . .isn’t that what she has been doing with Brooks and I?”

Tamra explains the difference to RumorFix.com, saying, “Jeana was going to the press and giving them false stories about me.  That no way compares to me not liking Brooks. I simply don’t care for Brooks like everyone else, including her own family. I am worried for Vicki and feel she is being taken advantage of.  At this point I have said all that I can and when she needs me I will be there for her.”


The women of the O.C. also reached a new feat last week by beating out Dance Moms in the ratings.  The show was almost able to top Tuesday’s leader Tosh.O.  I love some Daniel Tosh, but really?  That’s the most watched Tuesday night show?  Fascinating!  While the first half of the finale didn’t quite top last season’s finale in viewership, the women still have tonight to pull in the numbers.  Perhaps more people want to watch Tamra drench Jeana with chardonnay as opposed make up with her at a name-change celebration…

On the final portion of the finale, Tamra is complaining about Vicki calling her a brown-noser.  Tamra believes that Vicki is just jealous of her friendship with Gretchen Rossi.  Gretchen then bestows upon her new biffle one of the ugliest charm bracelets ever, which Tamra responds to appropriately…in ugly cry mode.  Awww.  Tamra will never let Vicki’s taunts come between them, and Tamra has nothing but love for ol’ Gretch.  Their past is now locked up in the, well, past.

A drunk Sarah Winchester is trying really hard to understand why Heather is being so darn mean to her.  She apologized for cake-gate, didn’t she?  Heather wants Sarah to leave, but she refuses.  Alexis Bellino is called in and she’s yelling about why things are still happening with Sarah.  Gretchen gets heated with Alexis when she puts her hand up in Slade Smiley’s face.  Alexis wants to be a mediator, not a bodyguard.  She will not escort Sarah out of the party.  Gretchen and Slade are kind enough (what?) to calm Sarah and take her home so that the others can enjoy the soiree.

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Jill Zarin Is Not Returning to Real Housewives, Says Bravo

26 Jun

People.com:

After a big casting shake-up this season on The Real Housewives of New York City, Jill Zarin seems to think Bravo needs her back.

But that’s not going to happen.

“We wish Jill the best, but there is no consideration of her returning to the series,” a network spokesperson tells PEOPLE.

The former Housewife, who was fired after the fourth season along with Alex McCord and Kelly Bensimon, has publicly criticized the newly rebooted series and recently told the New York Daily News, “You don’t change what works.”

Zarin has also pointed to the casting changes as indicative of a decline in viewer interest and ratings, telling the Daily News, “I’m happy that these new women are enjoying their fame; I’ve reached out and offered [Bravo] any support they need.”

Before the show premiere, Zarin told the Huffington Post that being ousted from the show has brought “the highest highs and lowest lows.” 

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Tamra Barney Loses $3k Court Battle

26 Jun

RadarOnline.com:

Tamra Barney is battling with her co-stars on The Real Housewives of Orange County, and RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that she’s also just lost a court battle and has to pay out $3,000!

The stunning blonde was sued in small claims court by Heather Hummel for breach of contract and she lost the suit.

Hummel claimed that when she was hired in 2011 to ghost-write Tamra’s book, she was not given the material she needed from Tamra to complete the memoir and was unable to meet the publisher’s deadlines.

The clerk of the Superior Court of California in Monterey County exclusively told RadarOnline.com that the judge ruled in favor of Heather and ordered Tamra to pay her $3,000, plus $110.00 in court fees.

Heather told RadarOnline.com that Tamra and her fiancé Eddie Judge were in the courtroom in Monterey County in early June to fight the case, but the judge sided against her.

“I’m so glad the judge sided with me and not with Tamra and that the ruling was in my favor,” Heather exclusively tells us.

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Ramona Singer Calls Sonja Morgan An Airhead, Says She Has ‘Diarrhea Of The Mouth!’

26 Jun

RadarOnline.com:

Harsh words for a best friend.

Real Housewives of New York star Ramona Singer says cast member Sonja Morgan is like a sister to her, but goes on to call her an “airhead” and says has “diarrhea of the mouth” — and only RadarOnline.com has your exclusive sneak peek.

Only three episodes into the new season and the drama is already heating up when Ramona gets miffed because she wasn’t invited to new cast member Heather Thomson’s London trip, and it’s Sonja that gets the brunt of her wrath.

“Sonja’s my really good friend. I love her like a sister,” Ramona said.

“But sometimes I feel when things happen to me, when other women are doing things to me, instead of picking a side she just tries to ride the fence or even worse take the other side.”

Sonja defended herself saying she felt blindsided by Ramona and explained, “Ramona’s used to getting her own way all the time. She thinks she can just snap her fingers and be like, ‘You’re not going on this trip,’ and sometimes I have to snap her into reality and say, you know what, I’m a grownup. I make my own decisions!”

“Sonja’s not supporting me. She’s saying I’m wrong with my feelings. She’s not, like, acknowledging my feelings. Sonja’s an airhead, ok? I don’t know where her head’s at,” Ramona says, causing a rift in her friendship with Sonja for the first time.

“And then she goes on and on and on and doesn’t make sense. She has, like, diarrhea of the mouth!”

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