Housewives in Hollywood!
“Real Housewives of Miami” stars Joanna Krupa and Karent Sierra made their way to the left coast, where toofab’s Lawrence Yee caught up with them at the OK! Pre-Oscar event.
The two, who became best friends on the show, reflected on their first seasons as housewives and what’s to come. Joanna also shared that she and fiance Romain Zago hope to marry this year (previously, she told us they had planned to wait) and who she would want her bridesmaids to be — including one celebrity friend.
Plus, find out Joanna’s one regret from filming and who she would like to get kicked off the cast:
From Beverly Hills to the ballroom!
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans were in for a pleasant surprise when ABC announced that fan favorite Lisa Vanderpump would be competing in Dancing With the Stars’ upcoming season alongside celebs such as Aly Raisman, Andy Dick and more. But how did Lisa’s fellow Housewives react to the news?
Lisa exclusively tells E! News that she’s heard from cast members Kyle Richards and Brandi Glanville since news broke that she would be competing for the mirror ball trophy, so what did they have to to say?
And what does her husband Ken Todd think of his wife joining the ABC reality hit?
“I have had texts from Kyle and Brandi has tweeted me and they are being very supportive,” Lisa exclusively tells us, adding that her husband is also excited for her new Dancing gig. “He loves watching me gyrate with a 29-year-old man,” she says with a laugh. “Ha, no, he’s fine about it. “
Speaking of the 29-year-old man, aka new dancer Gleb Savchenko, Lisa tells us, I’ve met my partner and I’m excited. I am nervous about everything though.”
But what about the other man in her life: Giggy, her beloved dog? “Giggy will be a part of it I am sure,” Lisa assures us. “He is the man in my life.”
Between Dancing with the Stars and filming Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which begins production on its new season in April, Lisa is going to be quite busy, telling us, “I am going to give it my best. I’m not sure how I am going to fit everything in with the restaurants and businesses and of course Housewives, but I will make it work.”
So why did Lisa join the show? “I did it because it’s an honor to be asked. I think it’s one of the most glamorous shows on television,” she explains. “It’s exciting and such a challenge, but I am nervous.”
DWTS season 16 premieres March 28 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Kandi Burruss is a little confused about Bow Wow’s recent criticism of her, but she clarified that her absence at the So So Def anniversary party wasn’t meant as a diss to Jermaine Dupri.
“Me not coming to the reunion has nothing to do with me being disrespectful to Jermaine. I always feel like I will be in debt to him for what he’s done to my career, and I appreciate everything that he’s done, but for me,” Kandi told radio host Big Tigger.
Before the 20th anniversary party, Kandi’s label mate Bow Wow vented frustration about Kandi’s decision not to join her former Xscape members at the event.
“Kandi is wack for not wanting to show up for jd for ’20th anniversary so so def show’ put ego to the side and give the fans what they want and understand w/ out jd know one would even know who you are,” the “106 & Park” host said. “She act’n like she booked out like she too busy! Better yet dont come. The ones thats there are the ones who really got live for JD and the history if the label.”
Kandi questioned why Bow Wow called her out, but didn’t mention that Tameka Tiny Harris, wife of rapper T.I., wouldn’t be in attendance either. “He’s just focusing on me, and not saying nothing about her because he doesn’t want to get the smack down from Tip,” she said.
Regardless of how J.D. or Bow Wow feel about it, Kandi said she has unresolved issues with her former group mates, and she doesn’t really feel like revisiting old drama.
“I’m just going to be honest and tell you, I don’t feel like all the members of my group, they don’t really have love for me like that. Tiny has love for me, but over the years people have told flat-out lies about me in public, dogged me, blamed me for everything that done went wrong in their life. To me, it’s just a situation where I feel like I don’t want to go back to that,” said Kandi who reminded listeners that she was literally in high school when the drama first emerged.
Kandi didn’t identify who exactly said what, but she addressed one rumor about her having a sexual relationship with Jermaine’s father.
“To this day now, I have to see people try to say that I had sex with Jermaine’s father. She said that just to make me look bad to people. She came back to apologize to me, but she never apologized in public,” said Kandi presumably referring to LaTocha Scott. “It’s not true. It was a flat-out lie. When people do stuff to try to damage you or bring you down to the public, that’s hateful.”
Though she didn’t definitively rule it out, Kandi said she doesn’t think she’ll ever be a part of any Xscape reunion.
“That’s just not something I want to revisit,” she said.
My question is how the hell did this no-talent wench get invited to the Oscars in the first place?
That’s what family’s for! Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville got a number of tongues wagging with her low-cut, high-slit gown on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday, Feb. 24, but her most honest critic was dear ole dad.
Eddie Cibrian‘s outspoken ex-wife shared her father’s take on the frock via Twitter on Monday: “Hey brand, we looked for you on the oscars saw you in the dress,” Glanville shared her dad’s message on Twitter the next day. “Beautiful dress but way too much boob looked like you fall out any time. Dad.”
The 40-year-old reality star’s head-scratching outfit was a flesh-colored strapless number that barely fit her svelte frame ample cleavage, and featured a ruffled train and a thigh-high slit.
Glanville, who attended the Academy Awards as a fashion correspondent for OnTheRedCarpet.com, said she designed the gown herself, a second venture after the self-designed cocktail dress that she wore to her book release party in West Hollywood on Jan. 28.
“This collection is going to be sexier and edgier than what has been released so far,” she told Us Weekly about the new designs she has in store for her fashion line Brand B. “I have been hands-on throughout the whole process so I can’t wait to share them with everyone!”
Until the line’s release, however, Glanville will have to rely on her best marketing tool — herself — to showcase her designer talents.
“Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga and Caroline Manzo have reportedly begun group therapy sessions in a bid to ease tensions in season five.
All cast members, including Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile, have been embroiled in ongoing feuds with Giudice. The mother of four and breakout star is constantly at the center of their problems, but they are now reportedly on a mission to put an end to the fighting.
“Teresa, Melissa and Caroline are sick and tired of all the fighting, so they say, so Bravo brought in a therapist from California to try and stop the arguments,” a source told Fox News correspondent Tom Murro.
Giudice and Gorga, who also happen to be sisters-in-law, have also been dragging their husbands Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga into therapy. Both men have previously come to blows in recent seasons while defending their wives.
“Both Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga were also in the group therapy session, but Caroline’s husband Al Manzo was not,” the source said.
During season four tensions reached new heights toward the end of the season when, Gorga, 35, accused Giudice, 40, of plotting with outsiders to embarrass her at the Posche fashion show. The mother of three claimed that Giudice asked a man named Angelo Vrohidis- a former manager of a gentleman’s club- to expose her rumored past as a stripper, which Giudice has always denied.
The bestselling author founder previously made lighthearted jokes about Manzo, 51, in one of her cookbooks, which ultimately sparked a feud between the two. Manzo refused to accept Giudice’s apologies and has had difficulty moving past the incident.
“Even though they said they were going to bury the hatchet, everyone is really emotional, and right now they’re not really able to have a rational conversation without sliding into threats and yelling and tears,” the source explained.
“All the women and their husbands are acting like they get along, but there is so much underlying mistrust that it is hard for any of them to move forward,” the insider added.
Tensions ran high on Monday’s edition of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Monday, as Yolanda Foster confronted Taylor Armstrong about the whispers she’d been hearing that Taylor had been “talking about her behind [her] back.”
At one point, the Holland-born beauty pulled Taylor aside and said, “You know, I wanted to ask you … I hear from all the girls in the group that you have an issue with me — do you know anything about it?”
Taylor, not breaking stride, smiled as she said, “No … what issue would I have with you?”
“I heard it like three times,” Yolanda said, “so I figured tonight I have to bring it up.”
Taylor, in an off-camera interview, said she didn’t get into detail with Yolanda because the get together didn’t “feel like the right time” for a pow-wow. She admitted the tension with Yolanda isn’t so much about Yolanda, but that Yolanda’s husband David Foster was once married to her good friend, Linda.
Kyle told Yolanda about the connection at the party, though she already knew, as Yolanda told Kyle that Taylor’s friend told her husband David “that she still loves him, and wishes they were still together.”
Not missing a beat, Yolanda said, “Obviously Taylor is lying [about the tension,] so I plan to just wait for Taylor to gather the courage to come to me and say what she thinks.”
On her Bravo blog Monday, Yolanda said she’d hoped she could smooth issues over with Taylor because “trash talk is poisonous and a bad habit.
“Even though I don’t believe we can or need to all be best friends, I still feel we need to look each other in the eyes and be honest,” Yolanda wrote. “Maybe if Taylor had taken the time to have a coffee with me, she might have liked me before she wasted her precious time not liking me.
What ever happened to brotherly love?
“Joe Gorga charged at Joe Giudice, and Joe Giudice put him in a chokehold,” a source said.
“It all started when Melissa and Joe Gorga were in a room with some other people, and they were arguing with Teresa,” a second insider added. “Teresa called for her husband, and when he came into the room, Joe Gorga charged at him.”
The second source added that Teresa’s burly husband used his fists first — and Bravo caught all the wrestling action on camera for the group’s hit show, The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
“Joe Gorga got behind Joe Giudice and had him in a bear-hug — but not the affectionate kind,” said the insider. “Joe Giudice punched Joe Gorga in the side, twice. Teresa was there, but she left the room mid-fight.”
The melee is nothing new for the feisty Italian family, whose ongoing bickering on RHONJ has gone from an infamous Christening gone wrong in 2010 to season 4’s Strippergate, and a whole lot in between.
So what caused the family feud?
“Nothing specific — it’s everything. It’s them being them, all the back-and-forth,” said the second insider. “There wasn’t one thing in particular. It’s their history.”
Truer words have probably never been spoken about this tart:
In a stinging rant tweeted Thursday, The Real Housewife of Beverly Hills star offers up this little gem, writing: “Here is my response 2 the statement my ex’s publicist put out about me this am “Go F** Urself” & u can quote me. #igotmorejobsthenjlobitch
Glanville, 40, was responding to an extremely forceful statement from LeAnn’s publicist, Marcel Pariseau, who earlier in the week blasted the former model as she continues to bash LeAnn with extremely candid comments while touring to promote her explosive tell-all memoir, Drinking & Tweeting and other Brandi Blunders.
As RadarOnline.com previous reported, Glanville told Life & Style that she is concerned the country singer may be unstable and is in need of professional help. LeAnn previously checked into a treatment center and Brandi has noted that she is worried about her children at times when they are in the care of the singer.
But Brandi’s comment that LeAnn may be unstable didn’t sit well with LeAnn’s camp and her publicist defended the singer — and then some!
Pariseau apparently has simply had enough of Brandi bashing LeAnn and didn’t hold back in responding. In his statement, Pariseau said: “Brandi might consider getting some help with her drinking. If you watch her show, read her book and follow her tweets, she is constantly referring to her drinking. Even the title of her book has the word drinking in it. In fact, she was arrested for a DUI. It is a fact that after a night of drinking in Vegas she married her ex-best friend’s ex-husband.
“In reality [Eddie Cibrian] has two films in the can and recurring on two television shows. [Brandi] makes it sound like they are scraping by but read her book where she devotes a whole page to what she does to her face; fillers, botox, skin treatments, etc. And just recently on Entertainment Tonight had botox done to her hands. All of that doesn’t come cheap. Eddie pays for all of the boys expenses like school, sports, clothing, etc.
“Brandi is one of the most narcissistic people around. She never takes responsibility for anything. Basically everyone past and present is at fault but no fault lies with her.
“Read the description of Narcissistic Personality Disorder and tell me what you think?
The battle of the booties rages on between “Real Housewives of Atlanta” stars Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks. With shots fired as recently as this week from Parks’ camp, the release of Moore’s workout DVD, “Booty Boot Camp,” (also known as “Stallion Booty”) seems like a timely, if not strategically planned rebuttal.
The total-body sculpting workout, as it’s described in a press release from DVD producer, Acacia, “offers three 20-minute workouts that will sculpt your lower body, shrink your waistline, flatten and define your abs, and, most importantly, lift and firm your backside.” In short, the training promises to make you “Gone-With-The-Wind Fabulous,” Moore says.
In an interview with HuffPost Live’s Nancy Redd last month, Parks told viewers that she had yet to see Moore’s much-talked-about workout DVD. But it looks like she will finally get her chance when “Kenya Moore: Booty Boot Camp” hits stores on March 5.
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The real-life financial war between “Real Housewife” of New York Aviva Drescher and her ex-husband, real estate mogul Harry Dubin, is over.
Drescher had accused her ex of not paying more than $300,000 in back child support for their son, Harrison, and the two hashed it out in court Wednesday morning.
“The two of them have finally reached an agreement that involves a confidentiality clause and a check,” one court insider tells Confidenti@l. “Neither of them will ever talk about this matter again.”
Daniel Dominic Toce, the father of the reality star’s oldest daughter, has been behind bars since 2011 after pleading guilty to a single count of felony sex abuse against a minor.
He was serving his 2 ½ years sentence at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution in Connecticut, a maximum security prison, but RadarOnline.com has confirmed he was recently transferred to the Brooklyn Correctional Institution in Connecticut, a level 3 medium security facility, in preparation for his release.
Toce is scheduled to be set free on Valentine’s Day — February 14, 2013.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, at the time of his initial incarceration, Kim was consulting lawyers to see if she could terminate Daniel’s parental rights.
His recent ex-wife, Mary Toce, said she wanted Daniel to “rot in prison” for what he did to the victim.
Kim’s ex is required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, and he will remain on probation for 10 years.
After not speaking for months — except for an argument last month – The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa Giudice and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga got along swimmingly at a February 18 promotional event for Teresa’s Milania Hair Care line, In Touch reports.
“But of course, things were not all picture perfect.”
The love fest stood in stark contrast to the war of words the Jersey Girls engaged in Jan. 11, when according to the source, Melissa was verbally attacked by Teresa and her friends while attending the 12th birthday party for Teresa’s daughter Gia.
“Teresa’s pal Kim D. was drunk and was the instigator, stirring the pot — as always — over petty stuff,” the source said.
She had to know that she wasn’t supposed to reveal salaries, yet she did it anyway. The woman is a cancer and Bravo just needs to get rid of her now before she destroys ‘Housewives’ altogether:
It’s obvious many of the women on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” have ginormous savings accounts, but the same can’t be said of Brandi Glanville.
While promoting her new book, “Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders,” on “The Howard Stern Show” Tuesday, the reality personality revealed that compared to the other ladies on the show, she was making chump change.
“For the first season I worked for 18 grand, so it wasn’t a lot,” she told the shock jock.
When Stern sidekick Robin Quivers expressed her surprise that it wasn’t $18,000 per episode, Stern chimed in, “In other words, they were like, ‘Hey, prove yourself and then we’ll give you a contract. … and prove yourself you did! You really did!”
Glanville, who joined the hit Bravo series in its second season, has been front and center for much of the show’s drama since, thanks to her tendency to blurt the truth without much regard for potential consequences. In her first season, she and fellow co-star Kim Richards were embroiled in a rivalry after some mean-girl antics by the latter led Glanville to accuse the former child star of being on drugs. This season, Adrienne Maloof is allegedly suing her for revealing a family secret that Bravo has censored from the show.
Glanville said that she doesn’t think the poor welcome she received was because the others were jealous of her looks. “They just didn’t want me there!” Glanville said. “They were like, ‘Oh, she doesn’t fit in. She’s out.’ ” She pointed out that unlike the other housewives on the show, she doesn’t even have one million dollars to her name, much less the hundreds of millions some of them have.
The former model also told Stern that the other ladies on the show earn a whopping $250,000 per season.
“I’m not supposed to tell anyone this, but I’m just telling you,” she said. (Again with the truth telling!) And it sounds like the pay scale may not yet be equal, though Glanville has just one season less under her belt than the other women.
Taylor Armstrong is strongly defending herself after the latest episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills seemingly painted her as a bad mom who leaves her daughter Kennedy with friend Kyle Richards far too often and doesn’t always know where the six-year-old is. And then, there’s the drinking issue…
In her latest blog posted Monday, Taylor begins by writing, “Let’s talk reality. I’m so tired of friends not standing up and supporting one another when they know the truth. This week’s episode makes it look like I wasn’t keeping track of my precious Kennedy. Nothing could be further from the truth. And Kyle knows it.”
Taylor goes on to explain that her nanny was on her way to take Kennedy to her grandparents’ home in Orange County for the weekend, but when she stopped by Kyle’s home to pick up Kennedy’s iPad, which she had left there during a play date with Kyle’s daughter Portia, it was Kyle who suggested that Kennedy go with her and Portia to Kim’s ‘nose coming out party’ so the little girls could play together.
“Kyle is one of my closest friends and she truly has been like a second mom to Kennedy,” Taylor writes. “The nanny was very aware of the strong bond between our families and knew I would have complete confidence having Kennedy with Kyle and family. She made the decision to let Kennedy stay without consulting me. She did let my mother know that Kennedy was with Kyle and would be coming down to O.C. in the morning. I was not called which was unacceptable. My mother assumed I had approved the change in plans.”
Taylor goes on to say she was “shocked on the phone to hear Kennedy was at Kim’s because that was not the specific instruction and plan we had for the weekend. I take my responsibility for Kennedy more seriously than anything. Kyle knows this well, and I am hurt she didn’t communicate this and the facts of the evening when the girls were discussing it at the table at Kim’s.”
Taylor also takes a swipe at busy-body newcomer Marisa Zanuck, who seems to have an opinion about everything.
“Marisa doesn’t know me and doesn’t know Kennedy. I don’t know her and don’t find her interesting enough to want to. She has no business talking about my child,” she writes.
Taylor also takes Adrienne Maloof – a “friend for years” – to task for not speaking up to support or defend her.
“I am not surprised considering her lack of support for both Kennedy and me over the last few years, just disappointed. . .again,” she writes.
Taylor goes admit though that she had been drinking when she called Kim to say she wouldn’t be able to attend the party as she was going away for the weekend with a new man she was falling in love with.
“As for my being ‘tipsy’ when I phoned, I was,” she confesses. “I had been at a business meeting all afternoon and then met my friend, business adviser (and ultimately my boyfriend), John at the Peninsula hotel for a late lunch. He and I had just resolved yet another of the challenges I had been left with and we decided it was worthy of a champagne toast (or two).