Martha Stewart Gives Bethenny Frankel Some Blunt Divorce Advice

30 Sep] Yeah, because you know, Bethenny’s been a saint throughout all of this:

Martha Stewart is known for speaking her mind and she definitely does when she decides to give Bethenny Frankel some advice on divorce.

Appearing on Monday’s episode of Frankel’s new talk show, Bethenny, Stewart recalled her own 1987 divorce from Andrew Stewart  after 26 years of marriage as “a horrible thing to go through.

“Unfortunately, it wasn’t a compromise. It was his choice by the way not mine. His choice,” Stewart recalled.

Stewart then turned to Frankel and brought up her host’s very bitter and very high-profile split from Jason Hoppy.

“The best thing to do is think of your partner as a piece of you know what, it’s over and get on with your life,” Stewart blurted out.

As has been reporting, Frankel and Hoppy are in an ongoing battle over assets and child custody. Unable to reach any out-of court settlement, they’re now likely headed to a potentially embarrassing public trial.

Stewart, though, doesn’t think that’s going to put Frankel off of taking another marital plunge.  She predicted the former Real Housewife star will remarry twice more.

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Heather Dubrow Gets Taunted By Good Day LA Anchor Steve Edwards…Again

29 Sep

Heather Dubrow has the thickest skin in Hollywood because she returned as the guest host on Good Day LA on Friday where veteran anchor Steve Edwards ripped her again for being on a reality show.

Edwards is clearly a reader, referencing our stories about his taunting of the Real Housewives of Orange County star, who he describes as his “old friend.”

“Every time you come on and I make a little fun of your reality show they bombard me!” Steve complains.

As previously reported, Heather’s two prior appearances have earned Steve’s mocking and this time was no different.

“So be nice,” Heather admonishes him, but he just can’t!

“It’s hard for me to be nice about that,” Steve tells her. Check out the Steve mocking Heather on Good Day LA, which airs daily from 7-10am on KTTV FOX 11.

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Reports Claim Dina Manzo Set to Return to ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ After Sister Caroline Leaves For Spin-Off

29 Sep

Dina Manzo couldn’t be this passage-aggressive, could she? Who knows? But returning to a show she claimed out her in a “dark” place because of all the recurring “drama”…and only after your sister leaves? That’s just adding fuel to the fire IMO while sending a very pointed message to her estranged sister:

Multiple sources close to the show tell In Touch that the former Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Dina Manzo is “in serious talks” to return after being off the show for the past three seasons. 

An insider explained to In Touch that the decision to bring Dina back is marked by the departure of her estranged sister, Caroline Manzo, who will be getting her own spin-off.

“The timing is perfect — Caroline won’t be returning next season,” the source tells In Touch. “She has her spin-off and that’s what she’s moving on to. She might appear in a couple episodes here and there.”

Another insider explains “Dina Manzo’s return to the show is all but a done deal.”

Additionally Dina’s former nemesis, Danielle Staub, has long been gone from the cast. In the past, Dina has cited Danielle as a reason she left.

Not returning to the hit reality show is Dina’s husband, Tommy, who she is currently separated from.
Dina’s return is sure to mix up the RHONJ dynamic. As the insider explains, she’s an “ally” to Teresa Giudice and she has remained a strong supporter of Joe and Teresa in the midst of their legal woes.

One fact that remains to be seen is Dina’s residence — though she currently lives in New York, it’s unclear whether she’ll move for her return to the show.

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Melissa Gorga Responds To Ridiculous Book Criticism

28 Sep]

Melissa Gorga responded on Twitter this week to critics who thought her book “Love Italian Style: The Secrets Of My Hot And Happy Marriage” promoted marital rape.

Gorga said that the idea that her book was misogynistic and basically endorsed rape was ridiculous.

Gorga responded to the reviews on Twitter, writing: “I’m so disgusted that a reporter has taken things completely out of context simply for shock value. #SAD.”

Gorga is likely referring to Tracie Egan Morrissey of Several media outlets have written their own scathing critiques of the book but Morrissey’s article was one of the first to call Gorga out for endorsing rape.

Morrissey points to one passage in particular that seemingly encourages men to rape their wives.

The passage reads: “Men, I know you think your woman isn’t the type who wants to be taken. But trust me, she is. Every girl wants to get her hair pulled once in a while. If your wife says ‘no,’ turn her around, and rip her clothes off. She wants to be dominated.”

Morrissey writes: “That is rape and it is insane that it got past the publisher.”

Kim LaCapria of the Inquisitr took a similar stance. Kim points to a different passage that says a woman must be a puttana (which means “a woman who sells her body for a little money… sometimes just for pleasure) in order to keep her husband from cheating or going to a whorehouse.”

The passage reads: “The way I see it, if a wife is a puttana, her husband will never feel the urge to go outside the marriage to actual whores, or strip clubs. He won’t hit on women in bars, or drool over his friend’s girlfriends or the secretary. He’ll rush home to his wife, who makes sure he’ll have a good time (the best time) in the comfort of his own home.”

Melissa Gorga writes in her book that relationships are built on respect. While most people, like Kim and Tracie, would agree with that point it’s hard to see how “respect” plays a part in “Love Italian Style.”

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Cynthia Bailey’s New Book Hits Amazon With Atlanta Housewives Showing Support

28 Sep

Get out your credit cards, ladies: Cynthia Bailey‘s new book, Carry-On Baggage, is officially available on Amazon and the rest of The Real Housewives of Atlanta couldn’t be more excited about it. Both NeNe Leakes and Kenya Moore showed Cynthia support by tweeting about her tell-all book about her marriage, which she co-wrote with her hubby, Peter Thomas.

Cynthia herself promoted her new title, writing, “Our book came out today. Order your copy from . @PeterThomasRHOA & I appreciate your support.”

NeNe backed her up, adding, “My girl @CynthiaBailey10 book came out 2day wit her hubby @PeterThomasRHOA Order ur copy.” 

Kenya followed suit with a shout-out of her own saying, “Hey #teamtwirl  Order your copy of @CynthiaBailey10 & @PeterThomasRHOA’s book ‘Carry On Baggage’ on Amazon today. It is a fun read. #support.”

It’s great to see the women supporting Cynthia’s writing endeavor. We can’t wait to hear your reviews on the book.

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Reports Claim Caroline Manzo Leaving Real Housewives of New Jersey After Five Seasons

27 Sep

Caroline Manzo is ready to peace out of the Housewives franchise. After five drama-filled seasons on Real Housewives of New Jersey, Manzo, 52, will not be returning for season six, multiple sources tell Us Weekly.

The tough-talking, no-nonsense married mother of three was one of the original cast members on RHONJ when it debuted back in 2009; she costarred alongside sister Dina Manzo, sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita, Teresa Giudice and Danielle Staub. Both Dina and Staub — who notoriously clashed during seasons one and two — have since left the show. 

Despite the RHONJ departure, though, Manzo won’t be leaving the Bravo fold. As reported earlier this month, she’s already taping the pilot for her own spinoff, Manzo’d With Children. Following the matriarch’s role as “ringleader of the crazy circus that is her Italian family,” the series will feature husband Albert, grown kids Albie, Chris and Lauren and her sister Fran. (Another insider says of Manzo’s status on the show that launched her: “Nothing is final.”)

The season-five finale of RHONJ — which currently stars Manzo, Giudice, Laurita, Giuidice’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga and cousin Kathy Wakile — airs on Sunday, Sept. 29. (Season six of RHONJ has not yet been confirmed.)

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Angry Shopper Throws Eggs At Lisa Vanderpump In Grocery Store

27 Sep

Duck!  Real Housewives of Beverly Hills vixen Lisa Vanderpump has a rotten experience in a grocery store recently when an unhappy fan hurled eggs at her and has all of the exclusive details.

“Lisa and Ken were shopping at Pavilions and someone who really hates her saw her and decided to throw eggs at her,” a source close to the situation revealed.

“She was so rude and didn’t even acknowledge the cashier or anything,” they said about Vanderpump’s interactions with the West Hollywood store employee.

Ken refused help with bagging his groceries the source said, and was standing at the end of the line putting only two or three items into the six paper bags (not recyclable!) when another customer tossed the eggs at his wife.

“A girl threw two eggs at Lisa! They totally missed her but that girl didn’t care.  She wanted to make a point to Lisa that she isn’t welcome in West Hollywood.”

As previously reported, Vanderpump and Todd are locked in a nasty legal battle over property across the street from the grocery store and the source said the person who threw the eggs is outraged over their proposed new hotspot P.U.M.P.

“People in the store were shocked, but this girl was really pissed!”

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Kyle Richards Talks “Real Housewives,” Brandi Glanville/Lisa Vanderpump Feud, Fame and Family

27 Sep

The holidays came early to Hollywood Tuesday night!

“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards hosted the 8th Annual Christmas in September event benefiting the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at The Abbey Food & Bar.

The West Hollywood hot spot was transformed into winter wonderland complete with go-go dancing elves, holiday lights, Christmas trees and even snow (in the form of bubbles). Guests, including Lance Bass and David Furnish, brought toys to donate to kids at Children’s Hospital.

“My husband was sick as a child,” Kyle told toofab’s Lawrence Yee. “To see these children suffering and what their families go through is unbelievable. To think you can put a smile on a child’s face by bringing them a toy during the holidays — I can’t think of anything better.”

Kyle, her husband Mauricio Umansky, and their four daughters have also gone through a tough time lately, with allegations of Mauricio’s infidelity brought up in the upcoming season of “The Real Housewives” — allegations they say are lies.

Kyle revealed to us exclusively that the allegations were “devastating” and that she felt guilty dragging her husband into the drama. She also talked about raising a family on camera and why her daughters won’t have the same notoriety as the Kardashians or Jenners.

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Melissa Gorga Falsely Accused of “Promoting Marital Rape” in New Book

26 Sep

This accusation is so beyond stupid, but typical when you consider the liberal times we live in. I haven’t read the book, but judging from the passages I’ve seen it should be pretty clear that Melissa Gorga believes in certain traditional roles when it comes to marriage and sex. And if being submissive to her man makes Melissa happy then who is anyone to judge, much less make dumb accusation like this one?

Melissa Gorga, who stars on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” is facing tough scrutiny since she and her husband Joe appear to promote marital rape in her newly published book.

In her book, “Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage,” Mr. Gorga also contributes to the content, the Daily Mail first reported.

“Men, I know you think your woman isn’t the type who wants to be taken,” he wrote. “But trust me, she is. Every girl wants to get her hair pulled once in a while. If your wife says ‘no,’ turn her around, and rip her clothes off. She wants to be dominated.”

“Women don’t realize how easy men are. Just give us what we want,” he said.

The couple’s sex life has also faced scrutiny because Mrs. Gorga frequently mentions how arguments are swept under the rug with sex, or arguments start because there’s not enough of it, the report said.

“In the beginning, Joe wanted to have sex every single day, at least once, if not twice or three times…If I didn’t give it to him once a day, he’d get upset,” she wrote. “I can do something that pisses him off on a Monday, but if we had sex on Sunday night, it blows over more easily. But if we haven’t done it for two days and I give him attitude? It could be a huge fight.”

It’s also mentioned in the book that Mrs. Gorga has to be home when her husband gets home. Mr. Gorga wrote that marriage is about mutual respect.

“After a fourteen-hour workday, if a man comes home and there’s no dinner on the table, and his wife is on the phone, watching TV, or on the computer ignoring him, he won’t feel respected,” he wrote.

“I think it’s controversial in many ways because we do really live an old school type of marriage but with a modern twist,” Mrs. Gorga said in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight.

The Gorgas have three children, and Melissa said she’s be happy to give the book to her daughter when she gets married someday.

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Camille Grammer Desecrates Boyfriend’s Baby Mama In Illegal Recording Lawsuit

26 Sep

If Camille Grammer promises to desecrate you, she will desecrate you … at least that’s the lesson her boyfriend’s bitter ex just learned in court.

You’ll recall, Camille filed a lawsuit against Lisa Chynoweth last year, claiming her boyfriend’s ex and baby mama illegally recorded a phone call in which Camille threatened to “desecrate” the woman and her family.

Camille claimed Lisa baited her into making the angry threats, and illegally recorded the conversation without her consent. Lisa then used the recording as ammo in her custody battle with Camille’s BF Dimitri Charalambopoulos, making Camille look like a crazy, vindictive person.

Among the threats, Camille said, “I will desecrate you … I have lawyers that are beyond what you can imagine and they will pull stuff on you and you will be so mortified about your life and your family and what you have done.”

The phone call was played during a deposition for Dimitri and Lisa’s custody war, and a recording surfaced on YouTube soon after. Camille blamed Lisa for recording and then leaking it.

Camille just won the lawsuit, and she won without a fight, because Lisa never filed an answer to the complaint … so the judge just issued a default judgment.

Lisa has been ordered never to release the recording in question ever again, as well as NEVER to record Camille without her permission. Period.

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Teresa Giudice Says She’s Bonded With Her Brother… But ‘Bravo Not Interested In That’

26 Sep

Teresa Giudice is the latest reality star to blast Bravo for their selective editing in what they choose to air and how they “fictionalize” a story, with her new claim that they’re not showing the truth about her very own family feud.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star has been viciously fighting with her brother, Joe Gorga, for multiple seasons but according to her even though they’ve made up Bravo refuses to show that side of the story.

Teresa said that she has “bonded with her brother” but that the network wasn’t showing the happy times, only the fights.

“Bravo is not interested in that – they only want the drama!” she said at the Daytona Beach Lifestyle & Boat Show on Saturday, September 22.

As previously reported, the guest appearance contracts that Bravo requires people sign if they are on RHONJ states that they are able to “fictionalize” material.

“The rights granted herein shall also include the right to edit, delete, dub and fictionalize the Footage and Materials, the Program and the Advertisements as Producer sees fit in Producer’s sole discretion,” the opening clause in the contract reads.

Teresa said that she’s turned down a spin-off series of her own many times because she doesn’t want her four daughters exposed to the scrutiny that she is under.

“I was offered many times,” she said. “I don’t want a show that focuses on me and my children…I would not want my family ripped apart!”

She also insisted that if the girls don’t want to film they don’t have to.

“I don’t force them to go before the cameras. I only let them on if they feel like it.”

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Jason Hoppy Asks Judge To Boot Bethenny Frankel’s ‘Skinnygirl’ Staff From Their New York City Apartment

25 Sep

Booze and babies don’t mix, according to Bethenny Frankel‘s estranged husband.

Jason Hoppy has asked a New York judge to order the talk show host and entrepreneur to move her offices for Skinnygirl, the business behind her multi-million dollar low-calorie cocktail line, out of their luxurious Manhattan apartment because he claims it’s disrupting their three-year-old daughter Bryn, has exclusively learned.

A number of staff, including a marketing executive and interns, work from the home office, we’re told.

“It’s not a big office, but the employees use the bathrooms in the apartment and often gather in the kitchen to just gab,” a source close to the couple, whom wed in 2010, revealed.

“It’s very concerning for Jason. He believes it’s disrupting Bryn’s sleep schedule. He is also concerned for Bryn’s safety, as Jason doesn’t know the background of these people.

Added the source, “It makes no sense to cram all of those people into that small room. Jason believes that Bethenny is trying to make him as miserable as possible in their apartment… especially considering that she can certainly afford to lease office space for the staffers.”

A judge has yet to rule on Hoppy’s request.

Said the insider: “Jason had asked Bethenny to do it, but she refused, so he had no choice but to go to court and have a judge rule on the matter.”

Frankel, 42, had a home office for her Skinnygirl empire, long before her contentious divorce proceedings with Hoppy, a pharmaceutical executive, ignited.

It’s just one of many issues dogging the couple, who, as Radar previously reported, have been unable to reach a divorce deal and are now headed for a bitter divorce trial.

The ex-Real Housewives of New York star is attempting to seek sole custody of their only child, Bryn.

According to one source, Hoppy has been left perplexed as to why the ex-Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny is “trying to axe him out of their daughter’s life.”

“She makes all of these public statements that she hoped the divorce would be amicable, but then filed for sole custody of Bryn,” said the insider.

“How could it have remained amicable when Bethenny is doing that? Did she honestly believe Jason would just walk away from their daughter? There is no way he would ever do that.

“If it means going to trial, Jason is willing to take his chances.”

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Real Housewives of New Jersey ‘Confidentiality Form’ Permits Producers to ‘Fictionalize’

25 Sep

The not-so-shocking news came on Perez Hilton’s site yesterday. Earlier reports have said that the Real Housewives of New Jersey franchise had “fictionalized” the lives of the women involved and even made some Housewives’ more evil than they were.

The release form suggests more to the viewers, not simply altering by means of cutting unimportant scenes  but by cutting the scenes to make it look more controversial and more exciting to the audience. Tampering with the materials of the reality show is permitted under the Appearance Form that TV producers have given the participant Housewives.

The form is the biggest proof that reality shows nowadays aren’t really about reality but about “faking it” or making their lives larger than it seems.  It goes to show that reality shows are more about showing what the audience wants like more drama, more sneaky catfights even cheating boyfriends and spouses.

The contract reveals that the reality celebs should conform into the story that is to the producers’ liking.  The contract reads: 

“The rights granted herein shall also include the right to edit, delete, dub and fictionalize the Footage and Materials, the Program and the Advertisements as Producer sees fit in Producer’s sole discretion,” from RadarOnline

And the most stunning of all the clauses is the one that says: “They will not be paid for participating. “I hereby waive any and all rights I may have to any compensation whatsoever.” Can you believe that these rich women are not even paid for their appearance to the show and seen as “volunteers?” People can’t believe that these Housewives were all after the 15 minutes to fame since it sounds “stupid.”

Some personalities of the franchise also doubted to be even existing at all, as one clause says that the characters’ makeup and clothes are upon the discretion of the producer.

This news doesn’t surprise the public because they “know how these reality shows work.”  “Radar Online released a Bravo contract and it seems reality stars have no control over their own image…crazy!” user @OldSchoolBeauty comments.

But how does the contract revelation affect the reality show of “Real Housewives of New Jersey?” Nothing much “…but you know people don’t want to hear the truth. (…). As long as you have people out here who want to stan (star) for reality stars, they will NEVER go away.” as user DominiquesWords puts it.

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Porsha Stewart’s Estranged Husband, Kordell Stewart, Speaks Out: “I’m Not Gay”

24 Sep

Just when Porsha Stewart‘s divorce from former football player Kordell Stewart starts to become a distant memory, the drama kicks up again when we least expect it. In response to the most recent Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 6 preview, where Porsha insinuates that she has doubts about his sexuality, Kordell has e-mailed a statement to Straight From the A in an attempt to set the record straight.

“Kordell didn’t necessarily want me physically, which makes me wonder, what does he want?” Porsha ponders in the preview.

Here’s what Kordell had to say about her implication:

“I’m very ashamed of my wife for saying something that she knows is not true at all. The rumors have never been true. I’m not gay,” he began.

Kordell then points out that Porsha isn’t just hurting him with her actions, but the entire gay community.

“It is sad that she would target the homosexual community which often times lacks support to begin with. It is very disappointing that she will do anything and say anything for a minute of so-called fame,” he wrote, adding, “She can have that life, I just want to continue to be the best single dad and father that I can for my son.”

Honestly, we think Kordell’s reading too much into Porsha’s words and Bravo’s editing. She could have just meant that she didn’t know how to please him or if anything would make him happy. 

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