Lynne Curtin Files for Divorce

31 Dec

DigitalSpy.com:

Real Housewives of Orange County star Lynne Curtin has officially filed for divorce.

Just six days after her fellow Bravo star Bethenny Frankel announced she is separating from husband Jason Hoppy, Curtin has filed to end her marriage to Frank Curtin, her husband of 22 years.

According to TMZ, she cited “irreconcilable differences” in her divorce documents and has asked a judge to award her spousal support.

Curtin announced the couple’s separation in May 2012, saying: “I love Frank, but it was time to go out on my own.

“Who knows what the future holds, but I’m looking forward to doing the things that I want to do.”

Her former husband added at the time: “I’m not a willing participant in this. It hurts to even think about it or talk about it. Call me old-fashioned, but I take my vows very seriously.”

The Curtins married in 1990 and have two daughters, 24-year-old Raquel and 21-year-old Alexa.

The couple appeared on seasons four and five of Real Housewives Of Orange County, with their financial problems forming the primary focus of their plotlines.

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Phaedra Parks Expecting Baby #2

29 Dec

RadarOnline.com:

It’s celebrity baby season! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks has announced that she’s pregnant with her second child!

The happy news for Phaedra and her husband Apollo Nida will make her son Ayden a big brother.

Ayden’s birth was filmed for Season 3 of her reality show, and while season 5 has already wrapped she might be able to show off her baby bump at the reunion show!

Phaedra is a top entertainment lawyer in Atlanta and her hubby is a personal trainer.

They’re spending the Christmas vacation in the Bahamas together.

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‘The Real Housewives Of Miami’ Reunion: Adriana de Moura Sidi Calls Joanna Krupa An Alcoholic

29 Dec

HuffPo.com:

The Real Housewives of Miami” gathered for the first of their reunion specials after the close of the second season. Adriana De Moura Sidi took the opportunity to address a topic she felt was on almost everyone’s mind throughout the season.

“You are an alcoholic,” she said to Joanna Krupa, adding, “She’s an alcoholic. She’s a mental case.”

Joanna denied it, although she did admit, “I get a little more intense when I drink.”

By this point, though, Adriana was determined to get through this topic, as if the reunion were an intervention for the supermodel and she was running it. “Your mom has said you’re evil when you drink, your sister said, “I hate when you drink,’ your fiance says you’re an embarrassment.”

But does Joanna have a drinking problem? She certainly exhibited some bad behavior under the influence of alcohol throughout the season. Celebrity Dirty Laundry seems to agree with Adriana, writing that they’re glad the reunion acknowledged her “clear-cut drinking problem.”

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Teresa Giudice Spotted Talking to Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo

27 Dec

Wetpaint.com:

Based on what we thought we knew about Season 5 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, we were shocked to stumble upon a picture of Teresa Giudice talking to fellow H’wives Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita.

According to various reports, many (if not all) of the Jersey Housewives refused to film with Teresa, but this picture from All About the Real Housewives tells a different story. In the pic, Tre is clearly seen conversing with Caroline and Jacqueline at the Damian and Beau Monde Salon & Spa Holiday Party earlier this month.

What’s most interesting is that sources tell AATRH that Bravo cameras were rolling for this conversation.

In another picture, Teresa is also shown sitting next to Kim D., who will reportedly be a “friend” of the Housewives next season.

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Phaedra Parks “Respects” Kim Zolciak’s Decision to Leave ‘RHOA’ and Put Her Family First

27 Dec

Wetpaint.com:

When Sheree Whitfield left The Real Housewives of Atlanta last season, Kandi Burruss expressed disappointment over her departure. But when Kim Zolciak left abruptly in the middle of filming Season 5, the situation was a little different.

In the weeks and months leading up to her dramatic exit, Kim had already distanced herself from the other H’wives, so when she chose to leave the show, none of them seemed shocked.

However, Phaedra Parks tells Examiner that given the circumstances, she understands and respects Kim’s choice. “At the table with all the bickering, I realized that her priorities have changed and her main focus shifted to her family and there is nothing wrong with that,” Phaedra says. “Whatever it is that you love, that’s what you should do.” 

As for Kim’s decision to prioritize her family over the show and her friendships with the other women, as a mom herself, Phaedra explains that she “can respect” Kim’s choice.

Of course, while Kim will be rid of the RHoA drama for the foreseeable future, she is currently filming her family’s spin-off, Don’t Be Tardy…, so the cameras are still a big part of her life.

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Take A Peek Inside Porsha Stewart’s Sumptuous & Elegant Atlanta Home

27 Dec

RadarOnline.com:

When you think of the Real Housewives of Atlanta the first thing that usually springs to mind is non-stop insane drama! So it comes as somewhat of a shock to take a peek inside the newest cast member‘s sumptuous mansion and find a tranquil oasis of elegance and calm.

Porsha Stewart
, the granddaughter of Civil Rights leader and philanthropist, Rev. Hosea Williams and wife of former NFL football player Kordell Stewart, is offering up a glance inside her home in the exclusive Buckhead community of Atlanta and RadarOnline.com has the photos and details, courtesy of Bravo.com.

Sumptuous, elegant and tasteful are all adjectives that could be used to describe Porsha’s beautiful home. With large open spaces, high ceilings, a muted color scheme throughout and tons of natural light pouring in through the huge windows, it seems that the house was purposely designed to provide a relaxing and must needed respite from the tensions of a hard day’s battling with Atlanta’s resident bad girl, Nene Leakes!

Front and center in the huge foyer is a stunning double-staircase which adds a large dose of glamor to the open and spacious area. The upstairs hall, living room and entrance hall are all visible from the white painted foyer, with gleaming polished wood flooring and stunning silver and glass furniture offering up a taste of what’s to come further inside the house.

The classy, formal sitting room incorporates built-ins and French doors that are a staple in all of Atlanta’s most elegant homes. And a mocha-colored couch at one end of the living room adds contrast to the room’s understated cream theme.

Porsha’s well equipped kitchen consists of tasteful dark wood cabinets, granite counters and two food prep islands lined with comfy but sophisticated red and gold embroidered breakfast chairs. Flowers brighten the kitchen’s centerpiece, a large window filled with natural light.

The kitchen opens into the family room, making for a relaxed, fluid floor plan. Earth tones make the space cozy, even with its super-high ceiling.

The large formal dining room’s nude color scheme pops with the furniture’s rich fabrics and provides the perfect setting to enjoy dinner parties with Atlanta’s elite — and with a total of ten place settings it’s guaranteed no-one will be left off the invite list!

Throughout the home are reminders of Porsha’s family and friends. Pictures of her adorable stepson Syre are intermixed with her framed marriage certificate and wedding photos along with pictures of the philanthropist and her girlfriends.

And then, there’s the almost full size painting of the reality star and her hubby in pride of place as a prominent reminder to any man hungry co-stars should they forget he’s already taken!

You can take a tour of Porsha’s stunning Atlanta mansion right here. 

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Bethenny Frankel on Jason Hoppy Separation: “We Will Work Through This as a Family”

26 Dec

USmagazine.com:

It’s not going to be the merriest of Christmases this year for Bethenny Frankel and estranged husband Jason Hoppy.

On Sunday Dec. 23, Frankel, 42, announced that she and Hoppy, 41, are separating after two years of marriage.

“I am heartbroken. I am sad,” reality star, talk show host and mogul Frankel tweeted shortly after breaking the news. “We will work through this as a family.” Frankel and the NYC businessman share daughter Brynn, 2.

Indeed, in her initial statement to Us Weekly, Frankel noted, “We have love and respect for one another and will continue to amicably co-parent our daughter who is and will always remain our first priority. This is an immensely painful and heartbreaking time for us.”

Frankel has not just her friends and loved ones to lean on — but also her fans, including her 1.1 million Twitter followers, whom she also acknowledged on the microblogging site Monday.

“Thank you all so much,” the former Real Housewives of New York star wrote. “You give me so much love, and I am so grateful. It feels like your words could get someone through anything.”

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Alexia Echevarria’s Son Signs Plea Deal In Homeless Man Attack Case, Won’t Do Jail Time

26 Dec

Inquisitr.com:

Peter Rosello, son of Real Housewives of Miami star Alexia Echevarria, was arrested for allegedly hitting a homeless man in the crotch. Rosello,has reportedly entered into a plea bargain that will keep in out of jail for the attack which ultimately spawned the “Hobo Gets Nutcracked” online video.

The Real Housewives of Miami cast member was allegedly clearly visibly in the video of an October attack on a homeless man in Florida. Although Peter Rosello may have thought the alleged attack and video were just a prank, Miami police officer took the incident very seriously. Alexia Echevarria’s son turned himself in to face felony battery charges, according to Radar Online.

Whether the Florida homeless man was once a hard worker who had fallen on difficult times or a drug user who willingly made the choices that led to living a life on the street, he was still a human being and not just a prop for a sophomoric prank.

The Miami homeless man, Gary Lee Brown, 65, was sleeping on cardboard boxes when Rosello allegedly hit him in the crotch, the Huffington Post reports. An excerpt from Rosello’s Facebook comments posted below the video on his Facebook account read:

“It’s funnyyyyyyyy. I’m f*****g around though. I feel bad for those people. Didn’t mean to offend anyone. They got my love, I always give them like 5 bucks or weed.”

The plea bargain Rosello inked with Miami prosecutors was agreeable to the homeless man shown in the video. The Real Housewives of Miami minor cast member and sometimes models supposedly agreed to writing a letter of apology to the man shown in the “Hobo Gets Nutcracked” video. The Bravo reality show performers reportedly must also complete 100 hours of community service at a homeless shelter, attend a class on social values, pay for the costs of the investigation, and donate $1,000 to the victims assistance fund.

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Cynthia Bailey on Her ‘Atlanta’ Journey: ‘I Don’t Have Any Regrets’

26 Dec

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Celebuzz.com:

Although The Real Housewives of Atlanta has documented some of her most intimate and trying moments, star Cynthia Bailey isn’t looking back on her three seasons with the Bravo reality series in a negative light.

“I don’t have any regrets,” Bailey told Celebuzz in an exclusive sit-down interview. “I am having a good time, especially this go around.”

“The first season was just hard,” Baily, who joined the show in season 3, continued, “because you don’t know what you’re doing. It doesn’t come with a manual. You think reality TV, so you’re just supposed to get on there and be yourself. So, that’s what my husband [Peter] and I did.”

“I don’t really regret it, even though it wasn’t fun to watch [the] first season,” she added.

“Second season was a little better, because now I knew what the first season was and I had something to compare it to … It still wasn’t ideal.”

Now, with three seasons under her belt, Bailey says she doesn’t have time for any Real Housewives drama.

“I have so much to focus on, with my daughter, who is 13 now, my business. I’m doing a lot,” she said.

In fact, she thinks this season will be her best — for now, anyway.

“Hopefully, next year, if I’m back, it will be better. I hope I just keep going up and up.”

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Camille Grammer Dishes About Her Upcoming Fight With Lisa Vanderpump

25 Dec

Wetpaint.com:

Camille Grammer has been calm and collected so far this season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but even she won’t stay completely immune to drama in future episodes.

Camille tells Glamour that we’ll see her and Lisa Vanderpump have an issue soon, and then Camille won’t be as visible on the show for a bit after that.

“There’s just really one scene where Lisa and I have a little tiff, but if I didn’t, I’d disappear anyway,” Camille explains. “I stay calm until something really upsets me, and then I say, ‘Enough’s enough.'”

Camille says she perfers to avoid conflict, but she’s willing to take a stand if it’s warranted. “When I really feel it’s important to put my foot down, I will,” she says. “Like last year, with the whole Taylor thing. You can tell I was shaking; I was nervous. You can hear my voice cracking. I was very upset with her, but very protective in the same way because we were all.”

Camille doesn’t seem to appreciate Yolanda Foster‘s comments about how Yolanda isn’t as infatuated with the Beverly Hills way of life as the other women are. “Yolanda brings a lifestyle — you know, she walks off of her jet — and then she says, ‘Oh, these women are so Beverly Hills.’ Yeah, you show up with your $20,000 Hermes bag, walking off a private jet, and you’re making fun of us because we have dresses on?”

“I think she’s more Beverly Hills than all of us,” Camille continues.

Camille says her first impression of Yolanda is that she isn’t a barrel of laughs, but that could change. “At first, you could see in the first few episodes we’re all like… ‘OK, snooze.’ But you know, we’ll see.”

Camille admits to feeling a bit disconnected from what’s going on since she’s no longer a full-time cast member. “I’m just out there drifting along going, ‘Okay, where do I belong this year?'” she admits. “It’s an uncomfortable feeling because I’m not there for the day-to-day drama, so when I do show up I have to ask, ‘What’s going on? Fill me in, girls!'”

She also weighs in on her ex-husband Kelsey’s recent drama involving bringing his newborn to a Playboy Mansion party. “You know what, the Playboy Mansion is not something I would have done. We would have just stayed home — we were kind of homebodies, honestly. We were very private people,” she says. “But you know, it’s a new circumstance now,” Camille says, referring to Kelsey’s new wife and child.

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Bethenny Frankel And Husband Jason Hoppy Are Separating

24 Dec

This is sad for me because Bethenny’s always been my favorite ‘Housewife’ and I’ve always rooted for her. Hopefully if they can’t reconcile, for Bryn’s sake, this doesn’t become a long and bitter divorce:

The reality of being a housewife has caught up with Bethenny Frankel. 

The former co-star of the “Real Housewives of New York City,” says she and her husband of nearly three years, Jason Hoppy, have split up. 

“It brings me great sadness to say that Jason and I are separating,” Frankel, 42, said in a statement Sunday. “This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family.” 

From meeting to wedding to birth of their 2-year-old child, Bryn, the couple’s ups and downs, fights, foibles and makeups have been ratings-spiking fodder for reality TV.

Frankel, a chef, author and wildly successful entrepreneur, said the couple will not part on bitter terms. “We have love and respect for one another and will continue to amicably co-parent our daughter who is and will always remain our first priority,” she said.
 

“This is an immensely painful and heartbreaking time for us,” Frankel said. 

The couple’s relationship has been on the rocks for months, but until now they have denied their marriage was in trouble. 

Hoppy, 41, a pharmaceutical sales rep and New York City real estate broker, could not be reached for comment. 

He hasn’t been pleased with his soon-to-be ex-wife’s career ambitions or her big mouth.
She is the creator of the Skinnygirl line of cocktails, food and nutritional products. She’s also the host of a daytime talk show on FOX.
 

Earlier this year, Hoppy was said to be enraged at Frankel for going public about their sex life, according to press reports. 

In an interview with Life & Style magazine, she said Hoppy’s “penis has cobwebs on it” because of their lack of sex. The comment prompted a spike in the ratings for her reality show “Bethenny Ever After.” 

Back in 2011, Frankel’s estranged mother, Bernadette Birk, predicted the marriage wouldn’t last. 

“Right now, he is a good father, but soon she won’t need him and she will dump him,” Birk told Star magazine. “Her husband seems like a really nice guy, but it won’t last. He is really too weak for her.”

Frankel and Hoppy met at the Tenjune nightclub in the Meatpacking District in 2008. Eleven months later, when Frankel was seven months pregnant, they got engaged. 

Their March 2010 wedding at the Four Seasons restaurant was shown on their Bravo reality show “Bethenny Getting Married?” as was the birth of their daughter in May of that year. 

Before they wed, the couple agreed to a prenup that ensures Frankel gets to keep her earnings from business deals and endorsements.

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Gretchen Rossi Talks Season 8 of ‘RHOC’ and a Possible Wedding

23 Dec

Wetpaint.com:

Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi chatted with British radio host (and former reality) Luke Marsden recently, and she wasted no time in answering his burning question: Is she on board for the show’s upcoming eighth season?  

“I am on board,” she said, “We’re in the middle of filming right now!” Well, that answers that!  

It hasn’t been all smooth sailing so far, of course, as Gretchen and boyfriend Slade Smiley have been supporting his son Grayson, who is currently battling a rare brain tumor.

“I had so much going on in my personal life with Slade’s son being sick,” she said. “So I haven’t been filming as much as I usually am.”

So does that mean will we see the wedding everyone is waiting for? Gretchen was cagey as ever about her relationship with Slade, even though their just-announced baby quest is currently making headlines

“You’re going to have to watch and see what happens!” she answered.  

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Adrienne Maloof on Her Drama With Brandi Glanville: “I’m Tired of the Cattiness”

22 Dec

Wetpaint.com:

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Adrienne Maloof kept it short and sweet on her Bravo blog again this week, briefly explaining why she thought it best to steer clear of Kyle Richards’ dinner party.

“I would have attended Kyle’s dinner party, but knowing Brandi Glanville was going to be there, I didn’t want to put myself in a compromising situation I’m tired of the cattiness,” Adrienne wrote.

Adrienne said she’s still not allowed to discuss Brandi’s comments about her family.

“It’s difficult for me to elaborate on the events of the last few episodes; I am still in the process of my divorce and under a gag order, which prevents me from speaking about my family,” she explained.

But she does want viewers to know how much she appreciates their support. “I want to thank my fans for your kind words through this very difficult time,” Adrienne said.

And she’s thankful for a certain Real Househusband, whom we’re pretty big fans of as well. “Also, I’m grateful for the support for all my girlfriends on the show and Mauricio he is an example of a true gentleman,” she continued.

A true gentleman who’s also not too bad on the eyes, we might add.

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Alexia Echevarria Dismisses Rumors Started By Joanna Krupa & Karent Sierra That Her Husband Is Gay

21 Dec

LaLate.com:

Alexia Echevarria says husband Herman Echevarria is not gay and that rumors about him the Real Housewives of Miami were hurtful. Alexia Echevarria responded to Herman Echevarria allegations surfacing this week on RHOM after Karent Sierra, Rodolfo Jimenez photos dominated the telecast. 
 
Alexia tells news “I was hurt and disgusted, but not surprised or offended about the comment, because it was coming from them and we live in Miami.” She added “I’m used to it! It’s funny how everyone thinks everyone is gay here. As a matter of fact, I’ve heard those same gay rumors about Rodolfo and Romain.”

She also said “I must say, it’s so low and disrespectful for two women who don’t even know Herman to say something like this. Show me the proof and the facts.”

Alexia further tells news that, in her opinion, Karent’s relationship with Rodolfo was fake. “That may be a rumor, Karent, but your fake relationship with Rodolfo is a FACT and the whole world knows it including you!”

Alexia called Karent and Joanna the “Devilish Duo”. “I was hurt and disgusted when I saw Karent and Joanna trying to stir up nonsense about my relationship of 13 years with my husband, Herman. Herman is an exceptional man, human being, husband, and father, which is more than they can say about their men.”


She continued “That’s why I’ve been with him for 13 years. He has proven himself in so many ways. Like every marriage, it’s not perfect and we have had our share of problems, but never in the s–x department. I dare these women bring up this nonsense with no validity at such a fragile time like this in my life — seriously? Try again, girls.”

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