Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud Reportedly Fired from “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”

31 May

HuffPo.com:

The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast is getting another shake-up.

Newcomers Joyce Giruad and Carlton Gebbia have reportedly been fired from the Bravo reality series after just one season, according to Us Weekly. The women were brought on for Season 4 after former cast members Adrienne Maloof, Taylor Armstrong and Camille Grammer left.

“Decisions were made and Joyce and Carlton have been informed that they’re not coming back,” a source told the magazine.

A representative for Bravo was not immediately available for further comment.

Rumors that Giraud and Gebbia were getting the axe first surfaced on TMZ back in February. The website reported the ladies were on the chopping block because “they’re just not exciting enough.”

The former Miss Puerto Rico had reservations about joining the show from the get-go.

“I was slightly scared,” Giraud told Nicole magazine this month. “Specifically at the beginning when I saw that editing is a huge factor but I always remained true to myself and I think at the end of the day regardless of the editing the audience can see the real you.” 

On Tuesday, TMZ reported “RHOBH” veteran Lisa Vanderpump has been considering quitting the show after a contentious season. Bravo honcho Andy Cohen allegedly dined at Vanderpump’s new hotspot, Pump, with Lance Bass in an effort to convince her to stay.

Reports have circulated that “RHOBH” guest Shiva Safai and “Real Housewives of Miami” star Joanna Krupa may be joining the cast. 

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Kenya Moore Is Starting IVF Soon, Talks Potential Sperm Donor

30 May

Wetpaint.com:

Exciting news from Kenya Moore! Following the “Secrets Revealed” episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta on Sunday, May 11, Kenya sat down for a special one-on-one interview with Andy Cohen, where she discussed her fight with Porsha Williams and other topics. Among the happier notes, Kenya gave us an update on her baby-making status — a very appropriate subject to talk about on Mother’s Day!

When Andy inquired Kenya about her plans, she revealed, “June 2nd, I have my first IVF session scheduled.”

“That’s my birthday!” Andy marveled, before asking her if she had chosen a donor.

“Yes, I have always known who I wanted to be the donor,” Kenya smiled, later adding, “I wanted to make sure that that person and I wanted the same thing.”

Kenya went on to confirm that the donor is someone she knows, but that she wasn’t always 100 percent that it would work out, and so that’s why she went to visit a sperm bank during Season 6.

“I went to a sperm bank because I wanted to explore all of my options. I didn’t know if the person that I was dating would say yes. And so I wanted to know what are my options in case they say no,” Kenya explained.

As for the donor’s identity, it looks like we are going to have to wait to find out who the lucky guy is. All we know for now is that he may or may not be the African prince. When Andy wondered if her mystery man was behind her future baby, she teased, “Well, you’ll find out. Maybe not. But it’s happening and I’m nervous as hell.”

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Bethenny Frankel Cries During Custody Battle For Daughter Bryn, Claims Jason Hoppy Called Her ‘Garbage’

30 May

USMagazine.com:

It was a rough day in court for Bethenny Frankel on Wednesday, May 28. The TV personality and mother of 4-year-old daughter Bryn took the stand for the first time in her custody case against ex Jason Hoppy

The pair are in the middle of a messy court battle after splitting in December 2012. Throughout her testimony, the talk show host, 43, struggled to hold back tears, breaking down and crying at several points as she relived her painful divorce proceedings. 

Frankel and Hoppy were forced to live under the same roof after Hoppy reportedly refused to leave their NYC pad, and the experience certainly wasn’t a pleasant one for the former Real Housewives of New York star. 

“Jason said to me, ‘Get ready, we are going to war. It’s over. We’re done,” Frankel recalled. “He would leave the house in shambles. There would be dishes everywhere. He would pee and poop and leave it in the toilets. He would hold Bryn, and he would say, ‘You’re finished, you’re done. I’m going to ruin you.'”

Frankel claimed Hoppy’s taunting happened numerous times in front of her daughter, and that he often tried to get the little girl to turn against her.

Frankel claimed Hoppy’s taunting happened numerous times in front of her daughter, and that he often tried to get the little girl to turn against her.

“He would say, ‘Mommy should be Ursula the witch. She’s a great witch.  You be the princess, I’ll be the prince, Mommy will be the witch,'” the Skinnygirl cocktails creator said through tears. 

The couple married in March 2010, and their romance was chronicled on the reality series Bethenny Ever After. 

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Phaedra Parks Speaks On Kenya Moore-Vivica A. Fox Feud

29 May

Wetpaint.com:

When it comes to Vivica A. Fox’s serious issues with Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore, she won’t find any opposition from Phaedra Parks. It’s no secret that there’s no love lost between Kenya and her co-star, but we were excited anyway when we heard that the undertaker/lawyer was weighing in on the new Vivica-Kenya beef from this week.

If you somehow missed this surprising feud, let us fill you in. Both the RHoA star and Kill Bill star are competing on Celebrity Apprentice this season, and rumor has it that Kenya stole Vivica’s phone to tweet some nasty stuff (while pretending to be her). Needless to say, Viv was not pleased and took to Twitter herself to call her out as a “lying trick.”

When Phaedra appeared on Dish Nation this week, the hosts made a point to bring up the drama between the women. Then, Ms. Parks brought up that this isn’t the first issue Kenya’s had on the Celebrity Apprentice set.

“Also, allegedly, Kenya’s had a blow with Keisha Knight Pulliam,” Phaedra relayed. Yep, Rudy from The Cosby Show! How could you have an issue with that adorable face?

The hosts also cleverly pointed out that this is “the blackest cast” the NBC competition has had in some time, particularly with three women of color. “The Love and Hip Hop Housewives of Apprentice!” one joked, as everyone cracked up.

As for those reports that Donald Trump referred to Kenya as “the most evil woman he’s ever met” during her firing, they had to ask what Phaedra thought on that one: “Do you think she’s evil, Phaedra?”

“Do chickens cluck?” Phaedra quipped back. Oh, PhaePhae. You are such a wordsmith. Don’t ever change. 

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Lynne Curtin Goes from ‘Real Housewives’ to Mom of a Suicide Girl and a Porn Star

29 May

If you were paying attention when Lynne Curtin was on ‘RHOC’ this bit of news should come as no surprise. Besides the serious lack of parental guidance in the home, every time they appeared on screen both her daughters proved to be extremely dumb, rude, abrasive and materialistic. Any wonder the end justifies the means:

Considering the children of some former cast members of the Real Housewives of Orange County wind up in jail, props to Seasons 4-5 star Lynne Curtin for having two working daughters. And like mom, they are finding fame in front of cameras, as one is a Suicide Girl pin-up and the other is a porn star.

Lynne Curtin proved to be a real piece of work on Real Housewives. She and her then-husband Frank’s pending eviction was rolled into the plotline, and a judge later served both a bench warrant for failing to appear in court to answer questions relating to a $1.2 million judgment they were ordered to pay to a former business partner. 

As the couple’s finances were crumbling, Lynne still managed to afford plastic surgery. After leaving the show, and while divorcing Frank, she claimed to be broke, having less than $100 to her name.

So perhaps that is what has spurred Raquel, Lynne’s oldest daughter, and Alexa, the youngest, to show off their moneymakers.

You can see much more of Raquel the Suicide Girl–an adult lifestyle brand redefining beauty with “unique pin-up girls and active, smart online community”–via her Instagram account: @suttinsuicide_. 

To check out barely legal Alexa Curtin, who performs under the name Jayden Taylors, you’re going to have to go into full NSFW mode over at @jaydentaylors. Having Sex with the In-Laws is among her porn titles and Coed Cherry and Nubiles are among the sites that host her but, honestly, just type “jayden taylors” into Mr. Google and you’ll find she’s on so many XXX websites you’ll develop carpal tunnel from … uh … clicking Next Page.

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Ramona Singer Sends Husband Mario’s Mistress A Cease & Desist Letter

29 May

RadarOnline.com:

The Real Housewives of New York City star Ramona Singer has made it very clear she’s taking her husband Mario Singer back after he allegedly cheated on her with Kyle “Kasey” Dexter.

And now, Life & Style reports that Singer had her and Mario’s attorney send a cease and desist letter to his mistress — warning her to back off!

According to the report, the RHONYC wine maker , 57, had her and Mario’s attorney send Dexter, 32, a letter telling the personal trainer not to contact them “in any manner, fashion, or form… in person, telephonically, electronically, by mail or by any other means.”

Singer filed for divorce from Mario, 60, in January after his cheating allegations surfaced, but later had a change of heart and took him back, even though Dexter had allegedly penned a shocking letter to Ramona about her explosive affair with the reality TV hubby. In it, Dexter reportedly gave the housewife an ultimatum—either you leave Mario or I will!

Now Singer, who has a college-aged daughter with Mario, has apparently given Dexter her answer by unleashing the legal dogs!

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Lisa Vanderpump On Brink of Quitting ‘Real Housewives’: Andy Cohen to the Rescue

28 May

TMZ.com:

Lisa Vanderpump has had it with “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” — but executive producer Andy Cohen is fighting tooth and nail to keep her … using Lance Bass as his secret weapon.

Sources close to production tell TMZ, Andy and Lance double teamed Lisa at her Beverly Hills restaurant PUMP over the weekend in a last ditch effort to get her to come back for the next season of RHOBH … disguising their attack as a casual dinner date.

We’re told Lisa — who’s already killing it on Bravo with her other show “Vanderpump Rules” — has not re-upped her RHOBH contract and has told Andy she’s fed up with the show … specifically because she felt extremely bullied by the other women last season.

According to sources, Cohen is extremely nervous about losing Vanderpump — a big player on RHOBH — and spent most of their dinner trying to convince her to stay … it’s unclear if Lisa has changed her mind. We’re told Andy used Lance because he knows Lisa and Lance are good friends.

We’re told the other housewives have also not signed on for the next season yet — but clearly Andy is already playing favorites.

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Dina Manzo Talks Friendship With Teresa Giudice

28 May

Wetpaint.com:

It’s no secret that Dina Manzo and Teresa Giudice used to be really tight back in the day, but there did seem to be somewhat of a falling out there for a while… or so we thought. But, according to a recent interview that Dina did with BravoTV, she claims that her and Teresa were always friends, before, during, and after her time on the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

“It’s great hanging out with Tre again,” she says. “We never stopped being friends. We just drifted apart a little bit, so it’s fun being with her again.”

Some rumors circulated that things were amiss between Teresa and Dina, when Teresa was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice. Apparently, Dina was expecting Teresa to play for her charity, Project Ladybug, but Teresa picked a different recipient. Still, if we’re to believe what Dina told the Dish about her and Tre always being friends, the Apprentice rumors were likely only rumors.

Dina makes her return to the Real Housewives of New Jersey on the upcoming Season 6, which premieres on Sunday, July 13. She definitely seems excited to be back on television, especially with all of the changes that have occurred in the past few years.

“I’m starting a new chapter of my life, it’s like I’m 18-years-old again,” Dina tells the Dish. “A lot has been going on in my life. It feels good to be back. But you’ll have to watch the season to [see what’s changed]. There’s a lot.”

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Sheree Whitfield Hit With Massive Tax Lien

27 May

RadarOnline.com:

The scandals just keep piling up for The Real Housewives of Atlanta stars!

Former star Sheree Whitfield has been slapped with a massive tax lien for more than $100,000, RadarOnline.com has learned.

The federal government filed a tax lien against Whitfield on Dec 12, 2013, in which the IRS accuses her of failing to pay her taxes for the year 2011.

According to the lien, Whitfield failed to pay a total of $111,226.58 in income tax.

But this isn’t the first time Whitfield has been in hot water with Uncle Sam. She was reportedly slapped with another tax lien in early 2013 which accused her of owing a total of $41,752.83 for unpaid taxes for the years 2009 and 2010.

Last year, news also surfaced that Whitfield — whose conflict with her ex-husband, former Atlanta Falcons football player Bob Whitfield, was a storyline on RHOA – had been ordered by a judge to give her divorce lawyers $119,000 for an unpaid legal bill.

In addition, Whitfield allegedly had her issues with RHOA bosses. Radar reported she was fired from the Bravo show after season four in 2012 for being a diva.

However, in the wake of numerous RHOA feuds and scandals, it’s been rumored Whitfield might come back to the show for season seven!

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Gretchen Rossi Says She ‘Feels Bad’ For Heather Dubrow on RHOC This Season

27 May

Wetpaint.com:

Things haven’t been going great this season of The Real Housewives of Orange County for Heather Dubrow. She’s been accused of being condescending and controlling — and then there was “Chairgate,” aka the weirdest, drunkest game of musical chairs to ever grace our screens. (Obviously, we loved every second of it.) Finally, someone’s sticking up for poor Heather, though not the person you’d expect!

Gretchen Rossi offered her sympathies to Heather on Twitter this week, after a fan pointed out the similarities between the two women. “@HeatherDubrow is @GretchenRossi this season. Why does Tamra and Vicki have to be so mean [sic]. #RHOC #MeanGirls,” a Twitter user wrote. In response, Gretchen tweeted back, “I haven’t seen it, but if so I feel bad for her.”

Gretchen had a rough final season with RHOC. After being deemed “too boring” by producers (Another feud with Tamra Barney? Yawn!), Gretchen got the boot, along with co-star Alexis Bellino. What we’re hoping for is a triumphant return — and a friendship with Heather. We can imagine the two ladies teaming up and taking the OC by storm! At the very least, Heather should look into grabbing a drink with Gretchen, who might be able to give her some advice, so long as Gretch doesn’t try to sit in the middle seat.

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Kenya Moore Debuts Mystery Man, Wants ‘To Be In Love’

26 May

Madamenoire.com:

For those of you who needed proof that Kenya Moore does, in fact, have a man and doesn’t spend her nights snuggled up next to Casper The Friendly Ghost, look no further. Over the holiday weekend, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star shared an intimate photo of herself with her beau and revealed to followers just how in love she is. 

“That moment when you think about closing your eyes or getting hot grits,” she captioned the photo.

“#tobeinlove #tobesafe #toletyourguarddown #toforgive #toloveunconditionally #topickyourbattles #tobeprotected #toletshitgo #tofightfair #tobecommitted Love is a choice, to trust is a choice. You choose your fate. You can’t let other people and the past dictate how you treat others. #timetoheal.”

She followed up with a photo of her shirtless beau browsing her website.

“LOL I’m his motivation #obsessed have a blessed day #behappy #stophating #myfamily note to all the haters: I’m unbothered find someone else to hate stalk,” she captioned the image.

The identity of Kenya’s newfound lover remains a mystery, but at least now folks can stop saying that he’s a figment of her imagination. And best of all, he appears to be an upgrade from Walter Jackson.

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