“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” producers have lured back 2 big stars … one of whom they fired.
Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof are the secret to restoring the show to its former ratings glory … at least that’s what producers are banking on — sources connected with the show tell TMZ.
Pretty ironic … Camille was fired after her divorce from Kelsey. Her problem … she went from crazy to boring after her divorce.
Adrienne was a hell-freezes-over type girl, because we’re told producers said they would NEVER work with her again after she quit the show.
But times and ratings change. Now that the show has 86’d Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud crashed and burned, there was a gigantic hole in the cast … now filled.
We’re told Camille and Adrienne won’t be on all the time … they’ll be on here and there. They’ve already shot scenes — most recently at Kyle Richards’ infamous white party.
Adrienne went through a nuclear divorce with Paul Nassif but we’re told neither he nor their kids will be story lines.
It looks as if the husbands of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” have some competition. In an interview with Wetpaint Entertainment, posted on Thursday, June 26, returning housewife Melissa Gorga said that the new husbands of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” will have everyone talking.
Besides Melissa, season six of the show, which premieres on Sunday, July 13, will feature Teresa Giudice, Dina Manzo, Amber Marchese, Teresa Aprea, and Nicole Napolitano. Kathy Wakile and her sister Rosie Pierri will also be seen on a part-time basis. Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita, who have starred on the show since the very first season, will instead be seen on Caroline’s spin-off “Manzo’d With Children.”
According to Melissa, the new husbands, instead of just tagging along to events and staying in the background, will be taking center stage. She said that viewers will love some of the new guys but hate the others. Teresa A. is married to Rino, whom she actually divorced and re-married 11 years later. Amber is married to James, with whom she raises four kids. Teresa A.’s twin, Nicole, is currently divorced so it seems as if viewers will be seeing some of the guys that she dates or perhaps her ex-husband.
If the new guys have such strong personalities, you can only imagine what the new girls will be like. Melissa said that the addition of Teresa A., Nicole and Amber provides a “fresh and different” feel to the upcoming season since they’re so full of energy and were ready to go right from the beginning. However, with their energy comes a lot of drama. Melissa admitted that the season with the new housewives is “a bumpy road,” with a lot of unexpected occurrences.
A sneak peek video for the upcoming season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” certainly shows that it’s the new housewives, Amber Marchese, Teresa Aprea and Nicole Napolitano, who will be at the center of much of the major drama. In contrast, Melissa Gorga, Teresa Giudice and Dina Manzo seem to be more calm and level-headed.
Her fate on the show was shaky, but it seems that Kim Richards is coming back to Beverly Hills.
But the former actress— who famously struggled with her sobriety in the series’ early seasons— is joining costars Yolanda Foster, Lisa Vanderpump and sister Kyle Richards on the Bravo hit’s fifth season.
With an entourage of cameramen in tow, Richards filmed scenes with daughters Brooke, 28, and Kimberly, 19, in West Hollywood, California on June 24— and it looks like she’s amping up the drama.
“She was fighting with her daughter Brooke during filming,” an onlooker tells Radar. “Brooke seemed really angry.”
*Phaedra Parks will no longer get to avoid a legal matter over accusations that she ran a criminal enterprise.
According to Radar Online, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star has been slapped with a court order stipulating that she sit for a deposition in her ongoing defamation lawsuit within 45 days, or face the wrath of a judge.
Parks sued former friend Angela Stanton in 2012 over claims Stanton made in her e-book, Lies of a Real Housewife. Stanton alleged Parks oversaw a “criminal enterprise” that included auto title fraud and more.
Two years later, Stanton’s attorneys are still trying to get Parks to sit for a deposition and divulge just what she knows. According to court records, they “began asking for available dates to take Parks’ deposition” back on November 15, 2013. From that date forward, they tried to “work with Parks, by and through her counsel, on numerous occasions to schedule her deposition, but [have] met with nothing but excuses, refusals and empty promises…”
All told, the attorneys claimed Parks has shown a “refusal to participate in good faith in the discovery process.”
Now, Radar has learned, a judge agreed that Parks’ deposition is a “necessary step” in the case, issuing an order on June 19 for Parks to set a date for a deposition by July 4, and to sit for the deposition by August 3.
Stanton claimed in her book that “there was criminal activity involved in our relationship” as she and Parks became business associates in a scheme involving “fraudulent bank accounts, insurance checks, fake IDs, chop shops, stolen cars, fraudulent titles and fraudulent registration cards.”
Parks has never been charged, questioned, or named in connection with such schemes by the authorities, and insists all of Stanton’s claims are the libelous rantings of a bitter woman.
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Reality TV star NeNe Leakes (“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”) is bringing the drama of her often-controversial TV appearances to a run of 10 “Zumanity” shows.
It’s part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the show, and Cirque du Soleil officials have told me that if successful, it will herald other guest stars and new cast and routine changes into its second decade.
NeNe, who appeared as a stripper in the 2003 Cuba Gooding and Beyonce film “The Fighting Temptations,” starts her guest-hosting role Friday night, but this evening I’ll chat with NeNe after I watch her rehearsals as the erotic Edie, Mistress of Sensuality, in Cirque’s sexy, adult-centric show at New York-New York.
She’s already made it clear that while the show is provocative and risque and several performers go topless, she won’t be getting naked. However, fans will see plenty of skin.
“We’ll be as sexy as we can be,” 46-year-old NeNe told our colleague Susan Stapleton at Las Vegas Magazine. NeNe worked as a stripper when she met husband Gregg Leakes, whom she married in 1997.
Dancing won’t be too difficult for the “Glee” star (coach Roz Washington) when she takes over as “Zumanity” mistress Edie, as NeNe competed in Season 18 of “Dancing With the Stars” and finished seventh with pro partner Tony Dovolani.
I met NeNe during her run on Season 11 of Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” when she made a promotional appearance with “Apprentice” co-star DJ Lil Jon at Steve Wynn’s Encore. Also on that season: Meat Loaf, Gary Busey and Star Jones. NeNe quit the show before the Donald yelled his signature “you’re fired” line.
You all must remember the epic catfight to end all reality TV catfights between NeNe and Star on “Apprentice.”
NeNe says that while in Las Vegas, she expects to do a lot of shopping and dining at Strip restaurants. On Sunday night, NeNe was spotted at Tao in the Venetian with Gregg celebrating their anniversary. Dressed to the nines, the couple toasted with cocktails while enjoying appetizers and sushi. Guests nearby noticed the reality TV star and stopped by her table to say hello.
We’ll have her full interview Tuesday, but she has already commented: “I’m really looking forward to ‘Zumanity.’ It’s a great show, and I love performing before live audiences. This is going to be rewarding for all of us.”
Hey, if she does get an offer, why not take it? Sure she’d have to share the stage with at least 3 or 4 other women (including Whoopi Goldberg), but The View would fit her desired trade, it’s an iconic show, the studio’s based where she lives and the Bethenny who speaks her mind on any and everything would seemingly be a perfect fit. Just saying:
Bethenny Frankel has big plans for the future, but based on her latest Twitter update, these do not include serving as one of the co-hosts on The View. The former Real Housewives Of New York City star recently denied this and several other rumors in a very sarcastic social media rant.
A recent round of Facebook rumors suggested that Bethenny Frankel was set to take over for Barbara Walters on The View. Although a rep for the show claimed that there was no true replacement for the iconic former co-host, the implication was that a younger host would be arriving in the near future in order to spice up the show. But based on a recent tweet from Bethenny Frankel, that new co-host will probably not be a Real Housewives star.
Obviously annoyed by the constant rumors, Bethenny took to Twitter to share her frustration in a clearly sarcastic manner. She tweeted, “I forgot to tell you I’m the new host of @theviewtv AND I will be gracing the cover of @voguemagazine in @tjmaxx designs.” Just in case any fans managed to miss the intent of her message, the reality star added the following essential hashtag: “#mostgossipisbs.” She later returned to quip, “I don’t like to brag but Clooney broke off his engagement because I’m having his baby.”
So, if she’s not a co-host for The View, what will Bethenny be doing now that her talk show is officially over? The reality star says she has big plans, although she hasn’t bothered to explain what, exactly, they are. Fans assume she’ll continue to promote her Skinnygirl line, and, perhaps, pursue other hosting or reality opportunities.
Despite rumors that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills producers were planning to replace several of the show’s stars, Kyle Richards and Yolanda Foster reveal to In Touch that they’ll be returning!“Yes, [we’ll] be back,” Kyle confirms, but refuses to dish on the rest of the gang. (Newbies Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia have reportedly both been axed.) In fact, “I’m ready to go back,” she adds.“We began filming [the new season] a few days ago,” Yolanda explains to the mag, adding that while there has yet to be any hair pulling, she’s sure chaos and drama will ensue. “It’ll be great. Things always start off slow in the beginning.”
I say get rid of Kristen Taekman’s super-annoying, whiny ass, make LuAnn a fulltime member again, keep everyone else and yes, dare I say it….place a call to Jill Zarin and see if she’s willing to come back. Hey, with Jill’s ego, the opportunity to comeback and “save” RHONY alone could be worth more than the paycheck:
Housewives of New York … you’re fired! As the current season of the Real Housewives of New York continues to tank in the ratings, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that Bravo bosses have decided to axe the entire cast — except for Ramona Singer. In fact, sources tell Radar, auditions for new ladies are already underway!
“Bravo doesn’t want to cancel the series because New York is the unofficial capital of the United States,” an insider told Radar. “The amount of wealth concentrated into such a small area makes it a major draw.”
But the series sinking ratings are simply unacceptable, and so, “The entire current cast, including Sonja Morgan, Heather Thomas, Luann de Lesseps, and Carole Radzwill are all expected to get pinks slips,” the source said.
At this point, “Ramona will most likely be offered a contract to come back,” according to the source, “and Aviva Drescher could be offered a much smaller role, of series guest star.”
As for the new cast members, the insider explained, “Expect them to be over-the-top wealthy and very charismatic with multiple estates.”
Though the current series’ stars have plenty of drama in their personal lives — cheating scandals, bankruptcies, and boy toys – much of the major excitement has happened off-screen. As a result, viewers have been tuning out in increasing numbers since the first episode, which brought in a measly 1.33 million viewers — the lowest number since the show debuted.
Indeed, the episode that aired on June 17, garnered fewer than one million viewers for the first time since the series premiered in 2008, according to BravoRatings.com.
“The ladies just aren’t connecting with viewers and they need something major to happen to them,” a source previously told Radar.
Three months after Tamra Barney Judge’s ex filed explosive court documents accusing her of child neglect, the psychologist for their teen daughter, Sidney, has come forward to tell the court that the Real Housewives of Orange County star is “a great mother,” and that her ex Simon Barney “misrepresented” the reality of the situation. Now, only RadarOnline.com has the stunning details of the declaration that’s blowing apart the couple’s bitter custody war.
Renee Hulse, the therapist for Sidney, 16, said in a declaration that she has met with Sidney and both parents “on numerous occasions.”
“Based on my numerous meetings with both parties and the children, I have no problem advocating that Tamra is a great mother of her three children,” Sidney, Spencer, 13, and Sophia, 8, Hulse said. “She cares deeply for all three children and has never done anything intentional or purposeful to hurt her children.”
“She tries hard to fill their needs and cares about their feelings and wants to support them in any way she can,” Hulse continued. “Tamra is conscientious to instill responsibility in the kids as well as teaching them the value of work and respect towards others. She provides a loving home for them and supports her children to connect with their father, Simon, often.”
Despite Barney’s claims, the therapist insisted, “I have never heard anything … that would indicate that she has ever done anything out of the ordinary, that [she] would hurt, abuse or neglect her children in any way.”
In fact, although Barney presented a letter from Hulse dated January 5, 2014 claiming that Judge was the cause of Sidney’s “anxiety,” Hulse said the letter was never suggested any such thing.
She insisted, “The purpose of this letter was not to advocate for one parent or the other but to simply convey the current state of affairs [http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/04/tamra-barney-accused-child-neglect-ex-husband-says-no-bathe-food-kids-for-days/]pertaining to my therapy with Sidney specifically. This letter was actually a positive letter …”
Barney’s insistence that Sidney suffers from anxiety “is a lie,” Hulse claimed. “Nowhere within [the letter[ is the word anxiety or physical pain even referenced. My letter has been taken out of context and it is being misrepresented by Simon.”
Barney has since said he wants Sidney to stop seeing Hulse, and now Judge is asking the court to make it mandatory.
In a memorandum, her lawyers argued, “The therapy has generated positive results as it pertains to the relationship between Sidney…and her mother. To maintain these positive results, [Tamra] is requesting the court order both parties to cooperate and continue this therapy with Ms. Hulse. [Simon] has refused to allow this therapy to continue, so an order is needed.”
“The substantial danger the lack of therapy poses is that [Tamra] and Sidney’s relationship will not improve without conned therapy,” the documents read. “The therapy has proven successful thus far, however, her father is not allowing it to continue. It is in the best interest for Sidney to have continuing and frequent contact with both parents..”
Judge even offered to continue paying for it herself.
Meanwhile, the couple faced off in court today but agreed to a continuation until September 10.
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Dina Manzo is back—but not with a vengeance. After leaving The Real Housewives of New Jersey in 2010 amid lots of family drama, the Bravo star is ready for a fresh start in season six. It worked out that estranged sister Caroline Manzo and estranged sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita are no longer on the show, but Dina insists that she had nothing to do with Jacqueline’s exit.
“I didn’t get anyone fired,” the reality star, 43, shares exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly. “One of my first questions for the producers when I was invited back was, ‘You’re not getting rid of anyone because of me, right?’ And they said, ‘Absolutely not.'”
On a trip to Montana, the wives tried their manicured hands at a lot of outdoor activities, including fly-fishing, but largely came up empty-handed.
“I had a vision of fish flying out of the water,” said Kristen Taekman, while Ramona Singer worried more about the fishy fashion. “The worst part of fly-fishing is the outfit … I look like Humpty Dumpty.”
But at least Humpty Dumpty and BFF Sonja Morgan caught a fish – with the help of their guide – while Heather Thomson let one slip off her hook, before falling into the water.
The barbs didn’t really stick until dinner that night, when LuAnn de Lesseps asked Morgan why she hadn’t defended her after Morgan’s esthetician spilled sexy gossip about the countess.
“Sonja seems to have a stick up her ass,” said de Lesseps. “Make that the whole tree.”
“Are you upset with the facialist, or what people are saying?” asked Morgan.
“I don’t even want to listen to this anymore,” yelled de Lesseps. “You don’t defend me, your friend?”
“The community’s saying it about you,” Morgan retorted.
“Don’t talk s–––!” De Lesseps screamed. “You are not a friend!”
“You lie down with pigs, you’re a pig,” said Morgan, which prompted de Lesseps to depart dinner, yelling, “I’m done!”
“I treated her like family,” said the countess. “The fact she treats me like I’m a disposable friend hurts.”
Teresa Giudice is sharing her memories and gratitude with fans after her father-in-law’s recent untimely death Wednesday.
Teresa’s husband Joe’s father, Frank Giudice, collapsed at their home which led to his untimely death recently. Teresa, the 43-year-old “Real Housewives of New Jersey” personality, took to Twitter to share their memories with the late patriarch while thanking fans.
“Thank you all for your prayers…xx,” Giudice tweeted.
She went on to share images from the communion of one of her four daughters and an image from father’s day.
“We Love you Dad Forever in our hearts,” Teresa tweeted on the social networking website.
Teresa and Joe’s 13-year-old daughter Gia took to Twitter to share her own heartfelt message for her grandfather.
“Strongest man I know.. I love you nonno. Rest in peace… 6/18/14,″ she tweeted.
Joe and their daughters were reportedly at their home when his father collapsed suddenly Wednesday.
“Teresa arrived shortly after it happened. He had just collapsed in the yard,” a source reportedly told Radar Online. “They called 9-1-1 but there was basically nothing anyone could do when they got there. This was totally out of the blue.”
Wendy Feldman, Teresa’s representative, tweeted about the sad ordeal while calling for prayers for the family.
“Sadly it is true that father of my client and friend Joe Giudice passed away today @Teresa_Giudice asks for privacy and prayers,” Feldman tweeted.
Some people never learn! Gretchen Rossi (formerly of The Real Housewives of Orange County) and fiancé Slade Smiley joined the cast of WE tv’s Marriage Boot Camp this season, and were shocked — shocked! — at the edit they were given.
On last Friday’s episode, the couples did a truly bizarre exercise where one of them (Gretchen, in this case) had to play dead in a morgue while the other (Slade) had to talk to the “corpse” one last time. Creepy, right? Apparently, Gretchen wasn’t happy with the way her and Slade’s bit was cut, and took to Twitter to complain.
“Ok now I’m pissed!” Gretchen tweeted (via AllAboutTRH). “Just watched the morgue scene and that was a total voice over of Elizabeth saying ‘that’s it, your [sic] not going to touch her one last time’ that was never said in that moment and they did not show half of what Slade said to me and how he embraced me afterwards. I’m calling #bs with that editing on #MarriageBootCamp #notcool exactly why we were hesitant to do the hot button exercise right before that.”