Paris Hilton‘s aunt and reality star, Kim Richards, has been sober for almost two years after a lifelong battle with drugs and alcohol. But now, RadarOnline.com has learned, there are new concerns for her sobriety as Richards and the entire cast of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are heading off for a booze- and drug-filled vacation — to Amsterdam!
The cast trip is a staple of the Housewives franchises, and this time around producers settled on the European capital, where many forms of marijuana are legal.
A source told Radar, “Kim isn’t thrilled about going. Being absolutely committed to her sobriety and going to a place that so many drugs are legal is bothersome for her.”
Richards “doesn’t think there will be any temptations, because of her determination to stay sober,” the source continues. “The main thing Kim isn’t looking forward to is comments from the other ladies about her battle with alcohol and prescription drugs.”
“Whenever Kim and Eileen film together, there is always a lot of eye rolling on the part of the soap star,” the source reveals. “Eileen complains that Kim is a total airhead and doesn’t understand why she is even on the show. In Eileen’s opinion, Kim is a total bore, and just rides on her sister, Kyle‘s coattails.”
The veteran Days of Our Lives and The Young & The Restless star “has indeed signed on to join the cast for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” the source confirms. “She was only working on a limited basis for DOOL and Y&R. Eileen has a huge fan following, and will be paid for $750,000, which is a record for a new cast member.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey went in search of alligators as part of their girls’ trip to Florida on Sunday night, but Amber Marchese’s husband, Jim, had the biggest bite of them all.
“Better watch out for the gators,” Kathy Wakile wisely told her sister, Rosie Pierri, as she showed her the new house she was building. “And I’m not even talkin’ about the ones in the Everglades.”
“Don’t you sing or something?” Rosie asked, looking directly at Kevin Jonas, who co-owns a construction company and is helping to build the Wakile family’s new home.
“That was my day job,” said the former Jonas Brother. “Now I’m doing this.”
But there was no joking in Florida.
“How can one person make everyone hate him?” Melissa Gorga’s husband, Joe, said ahead of the arrival of Jim Marchese, who infuriated the group when he refused to attend a guys’ night out because he runs a mortgage company and didn’t want to be around Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe, who pleaded guilty to fraud.
Jim and Amber arrived in Florida looking to mend fences and Jim began sweet-talking Nicole Napolitano, which didn’t sit well with her boyfriend Bobby (Jim’s former best friend). Bobby was so irritated he stormed off, calling his girlfriend, who tried to chase after him, “stupid,” before locking himself in the bathroom.
Jim wasn’t done yet, despite his wife begging him to stop. He then accused Bobby of being unfaithful to Napolitano.
“You don’t know what Bobby told me about your family,” Jim said to twins Teresa Aprea and Napolitano, hinting to the big rumor about Aprea’s husband Rino sleeping with the twins’ mother.
“In a man’s world, Jim is considered a bitch,” Joe Gorga said as tempers continued to rise.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and other shows in the Housewives franchise are experiencing some major cast shake-ups. And, according to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills spoilers, there might be a new lady, beside Eileen Davidson, joining the Bravo series. But, not if Yolanda Foster has anything to say about it. Apparently Yolanda is threatening to quit the show if Bravo adds Shiva Shafai, her ex-husband (Yolanda has more than one) Mohammed Hadid’s new fiancée to the cast. While Yolanda has filmed a few family scenes with Mohammed and Shiva in the past, Bravo is reportedly in talks with Shafai to bump her up to series regular.According to the October 6 edition of Star Magazine, “While the 50 year old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star acts chummy with ex-husband Mohammed Hadid and his fiancée Shiva Safai on camera, sources say that Yolanda is livid that Shiva might become a cast member!” Star’s inside source goes on to explain that, “Yolanda is very insecure and worries that Shiva, who is younger and prettier, will steal her thunder. She’s nice to Shiva for the show, but she can’t stand her. Yolanda made it clear that if Shiva’s offered a spot on the show, she’ll quit.”There are so many rumored new additions to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, it’s hard to keep them all straight. Supposedly The Young and the Restless actress Eileen Davidson has also signed on to the next season of RHOBH, so there isn’t much room on the cast for another new girl. But, on the other hand, it makes total sense that Bravo would want to promote Shiva to a regular cast member because her presence will surely drum up some drama between her and Yolanda.
But despite the lingering threat of prison, RadarOnline.com can reveal that the couple received a bit of mercy from a federal court judge last week.
On September 24, attorneys for the troubled reality stars, both 42, begged the judge not to allow “sentencing letters submitted by concerned citizens to the court,” state documents exclusively obtained by Radar.
The pair seems to fear that angry former friends or business associates could help decide their fate.
“A few years in jail is not enough,” he fumed. “The time is not enough for the crime.”
Due to their plea deal, Joe will reportedly serve a minimum of five years in prison, while Teresa will escape jail time altogether.
However, Joe and Teresa seen to be safe from outsiders’ influence— the judge agreed not to allow the written letters into the courtroom.
Porsha Williams’ love life has been making headlines all year. Immediately following the finalization of her divorce from ex-NFL star Kordell Stewart, rumors started circulating about an alleged love interest.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta reality star reportedly walked away from her marriage with the clothes on her back. However, several media outlets reported she had no problem with that because of her new man – Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mbasogo, the son of a wealthy African dictator. Mbasogo was rumored to be the man who picked up where the former Pittsburg Steeler left off. But, Porsha refuted the dating rumors.
Now, there’s reportedly another new man in her life. This time, All About the Tea, is reporting she’s opted for a “sugar daddy.” He’s reportedly a Nigerian billionaire. A “rock solid source” reportedly shared some interesting details about Porsha’s alleged money man.The man has been identified as Bashorun Jide Omokore. So who exactly is he? Well according to the source, he’s one of the most wealthy oil barons in Nigeria. Omokore is the chairman/CEO of Atlantic Energy Limited and Seven Energy. But, there’s one problem with him – he’s married! His wife, a Nigerian bank executive, has reportedly learned about the alleged affair and she’s definitely not a happy camper. The source claims Okomore’s wife has warned Porsha about having any type of involvement with her husband.
Although the rumor has yet to be confirmed or denied, there’s one reason why a number of gossip sites suggests the speculation is true – Porsha’s $500K Rolls Royce. The source revealed Omokore reportedly purchased the extravagant vehicle as a gift for the 33-year-old reality star. While Porsha has a number of other business ventures outside of reality TV, the lavish car has raised lots of eyebrows!
During the current season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Amber Marchese supposedly started a rumor that Nicole Napolitano carried on an affair with a married man. This caused so much drama that Napolitano and Marchese ended up in a physical fight. But RadarOnline.com has learned that Marchese wasn’t the one who started the drama and that Napolitano and Melissa Gorga used the affair rumors to make their own storylines more exciting!
“Amber wasn’t filmed talking to Melissa about Nicole cheating,” a friend of the Housewives told Radar. “Nicole and Melissa made it a storyline for themselves.”
According to the source, “Amber told Melissa in private that people had been telling her that Nicole had an affair, but Amber didn’t believe what she was hearing.”
“Melissa then advised Amber to hold onto that information and use it later on,” the source said.
But then Gorga was the one who used the information to her own advantage.
“Melissa put it in her back pocket and used it to stir up drama later,” the source said.
And prior to the drama being caught on camera, Marchese had actually approached Napolitano about the allegations.
“Amber had already talked to Nicole about the rumor prior to the scene where Melissa confronted Nicole about what Amber had told her,” the source said. “Amber and Nicole talked about it — but then Nicole stopped communicating to Amber about it.”
Napolitano then pretended to act surprised when Gorga told her about the rumors — and after that is when the fight went down.
“Melissa stabbed Amber in the back and made alliances with the twins,” the source said. “They were getting everyone riled up after that and then the fight happened the next week.”
Marchese hadn’t intended for the rumors about Napolitano’s cheating to be repeated.
“Amber didn’t want to create drama,” the source said. “Melissa and Nicole were the ones who used the information to light the fire.”
Is Joan Rivers celebrating – or turning over in her grave?
According to a new report, NeNe Leakes is at the front of the line to replace Rivers on E!’s Fashion Police.
A source on Perezhilton.com said the outrageous The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is now getting serious consideration because she has great comic timing — and also, E! is looking to diversify their panel with a different ethnicity.As Radar has previously reported, while the investigation into Rivers’ shocking death continues, E! confirmed that her Fashion Police legacy would live on. In a statement to Radar, the network announced the show would return to air — but not until next year.The network said it’s what the comic legend, whose daughter Melissa Rivers is a Fashion Police producer, would have wanted.Although Rivers’ fellow comedienne and friend, Kathy Griffin, is also a frontrunner to replace her, the web site said Leakes could be in the driver’s seat.In addition to making reality fans laugh on RHOA, Leakes, 46, launched a clothing line for HSN which was a smashing success. Most of the clothes in her NeNe Leakes Collection sold out in a day.Leakes, who wears a size 10, enjoys representing curvy gals.And the Bravo reality apha dog might be looking for a new gig as she’s hinted about quitting RHOA.
Jacqueline Laurita, her husband, Christopher Laurita, and several other family members are signing an agreement to end the $8 million lawsuit flap related to their former clothing company, Signature Apparel.
In court papers filed September 24 that RadarOnline.com has exclusively obtained, the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars “agree to pay the total gross sum of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00)” to a trustee for plaintiffs.
The couple will have to immediately fork over $100,000 when a judge approves the agreement that comes just before the case was due to go to trial. The Lauritas will then be responsible for periodic payments of $112,500 through September 2016.
As Radar reported, the couple was accused of siphoning off millions from the company and using it to support their lavish lifestyle — even though they knew the business was failing.
When the pair finally filed for bankruptcy protection in 2009, the Lauritas were charged with knowingly defrauding their creditors, and the trustees of the case hit them with a $7.8 million lawsuit in an attempt to get back whatever money they could.
If the agreement gets the green light, the Lauritas latest filing states they admit no wrongdoing.
Brace yourself: The latest RHOC casting rumors says Tamra Barney Judge is getting fired and being replaced by Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa Bryant. Should this gossip pan out, is Vanessa the right replacement and what viewers want?
Like other reality TV shows in the franchise, Real Housewives of Orange County has its share of cat-clawing drama. Buzz about the firecracker blonde getting canned is nothing new on the presses, but if the gossip going around that the Black Mamba’s wife is working out a deal behind the scenes to replace Barney, this rivals anticipation around Teresa Giudice’s sentencing date. Tamra getting fired is likely utter nonsense, but play along for a bit.
Like anything else, change is inevitable, and at the end of the day, even the biggest and brightest of star’s candle can be doused in favor of some funky, fresh talent. Apparently, Andy Cohen and company are mulling over the idea of giving Tamra the boot, because the drama has caused rifts among cast members — and fans are seeing through her theatrics.
In taking a quote from RumorFix, the writing is on the wall about Vanessa Bryant being tapped.
“There will be a new girl and a new friend. They are looking at athletes wives. There is one who plays professional baseball. There have also been talks of Kobe Bryant’s wife being scoped out.”
A RHOC insider weighed in on Bravo’s calculus in its potential move to fire Tamra and hire Vanessa Bryant.
“Everyone is stirring the pot too much. So they’re NOT looking for someone who’s a sex pot or out of control. Actually, just the opposite. They want someone who’s really successful, an entrepreneur or just someone who’s well respected among their peers. She is not being authentic and the audience is not connecting with her.”
During a pow-wow with Cohen and the Real Housewives, a caller posed a question to Tamra Barney Judge and essentially put her on blast about being a troublemaker and appearing to deliberately ruffle the weaves of all cast mates. And in keeping with her baseline denial, she put a spin on the caller’s characterization of her in a manner only Tamara could do.
“I’d like to rephrase the question. Am I [a] trouble maker or am I just making the show worth watching?”
Cohen, in a cosign gesture to the caller, redirected Tamra with the deftness of a fiery attorney on cross-examination.ADVERTISEMENT
“Earlier you said it’s your job [troublemaking], but really your job is to be yourself on TV.”
I’ve said it before…firing Tamra Barney would be a HUGE mistake for Bravo. Love her or hate her, people TALK about Tamra and that’s what you should want the most in a reality-TV star, someone interesting as opposed to a total bore who no one cares about. As for Vanessa Bryant possibly joining ‘RHOC’: I’ll believe it when I see it, tho I do think ‘RHOC’ should have 6 stars instead of 5.
The Real Housewives Of New Jersey reunion show has already been delayed so that it takes place after Teresa Giudice’s fraud case sentencing. But that doesn’t mean that her cast mate Dina Manzo isn’t worried that some of the drama that unfolds during the taping will involve her. RadarOnline.com has learned that the blonde is so worried that she has been working the phones, calling the other Real Housewives to put an end to any feuds they may have.
A source tells RadarOnline.com, “Dina Manzo is worried! She has been calling fellow cast members over the last few weeks – a preemptive strike!”
“Her efforts have been to try to squash any beefs prior to the reunion taping a few days after the Giudice trial,” the source says. “She is scared of any drama and figures by calling people, she will not get into any confrontations.”
As RadarOnline.com previously reported 42-year-old Manzo struck a secret pact with newbie Housewives, twins Teresa Aprea and Nicole Napolitano when they started the show.
She reportedly promised not to talk about their family drama if they didn’t mention her estranged sister Caroline.
Now her desperate bid to avoid drama on the reunion show may also fail.
The source reveals, “Some of the cast members are agreeing but, behind the scenes, others are still planning to go against her.”
A major fight reportedly broke out on the set of reality TV series The Real Housewives of Atlanta recently. Phaedra Parks lashed out at castmate Kenya Moore because the latter was goading her about her husband, Apollo Nida, who has just started serving his 8-year prison sentence for fraud. Parks reportedly became infuriated when Moore brought up the subject of her husband and even accused her of cheating on Nida throughout their marriage.
Despite being given a warning from Parks about talking about her husband and other personal matters, Moore, a former Miss USA was relentless. According to MediaTakeout.com, Parks at one point lunged at Moore and tried to put her hands on her. It was reportedly Moore’s accusation about Parks cheating on Nida that made the mother of two snap. Fellow castmate Kandi Buruss restrained Parks before she could hurt Moore.
Nida started serving his prison sentence earlier this month, and Parks is believed to be having a hard time dealing with her family situation. Her publicist told CNN recently, “Phaedra is now putting all of her energy into ensuring the well-being of her two children and making decisions that are in their best interests. This situation has put a tremendous strain on Phaedra and her family, and she is working hard to bring back a sense of normalcy to everyone’s lives.”
Meanwhile, a source told RadarOnline.com that Parks plans to file for divorce from Nida while he is incarcerated in a Kentucky facility. “There were serious trust issues with Apollo, and Phaedra suspects he has been unfaithful, and has been burning through money. Phaedra has always been the breadwinner, and she began to resent it,” the source said.
Girl power! Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville is finally putting her well-pedicured foot down about something that really matters: her family. Her two boys, Mason and Jake Cibrian, share a last name with Brandi’s ex, Eddie Cibrian, who infamously ditched Brandi for his Northern Lights co-star LeAnn Rimes back in 2009.
“I would like my children to be hyphenated,” Brandi said in her most recent Podcast One (via All About The Real Housewives). “We’re not together and I did all the work.”
But what inspired this decision? It turns out that inspiration can come from the darnedest places! Brandi had received the gift of three monogrammed Ralph Lauren blankets for her and her boys — but the blankets were initialled with “G” for Glanville. Whoops! “I didn’t want to break her heart because they were expensive,” Brandi said about the gift in her podcast. “And it made me think ‘why not?’”
Why not, indeed! It turns out the legal fees for name-changing (as well as the fight Eddie might put up about the whole thing) are pretty steep, which is giving Brandi a little bit of pause.
Will Ramona Singer’s divorce turn into the War of the Roses?
The Real Housewives of New York City star’s cheating husband Mario won’t leave their home, says a new report.
According to the latest issue of Life & Style, Ramona kicked Mario out of the house after his alleged affair but he moved right back in against her wishes.
And now, he’s “sleeping in daughter Avery’s bedroom since she’s in college. Ramona’s freaking out, but they both have rights to the home until the divorce is settled. She’s stuck with him,” a source said.
As RadarOnline.com readers know, Ramona’s marriage blew up after she learned Mario, 60, had allegedly cheated on her with pretty personal trainer Kasey Dexter, 32.
This summer, Mario’s reported mistress charged that the two harassed her with a cease and desist legal. Sources said the move was part of Ramona’s attempt to reconcile with Mario.
But in August, Ramona, 57, told US Weekly although they had worked on their relationship, “I got the feeling that he started seeing [Kasey Dexter] again.”
Ramona said she confronted her husband in therapy on July 23 and, “He wouldn’t admit to it. He said everything was great with us. Then the next morning I pushed him on it and he admitted he [had seen her], and I just said, ‘I can’t do this anymore. Goodbye.’”
That day, July 24, the RHONYC star told US, she kicked Mario out, leaving him a note to get his own apartment and not to come to their house in the Hamptons.
But according to the new report, he’s now back living in the same home with the Pinot Grigio goddess as they work on their divorce.
Melissa, appearing alongside her husband Joe on Sunday’s edition of Watch What Happens Live, shot down the embarrassing story, saying she “100 percent [does] not believe it,” before sharing kind comments about Santa and her family.
“If you ever met her she’s just the sweetest, nicest lady,” the sometimes-singer told Andy Cohen. “And the family has such a tight bond … there’s no tension.”
Elsewhere in the chat, Joe’s insatiable libido — Melissa joked with the phrase, “50 Shades of Gorga” — was the topic of discussion, as Teresa Giudice’s baby brother told Andy Cohen that even when his stunning wife is not in the mood for love, she’s understanding and obliging toward his urges in the bedroom.
“She’s like, ‘Alright honey, whatever you gotta do’ … there’s other ways, we do other things too.”
In spite of the ongoing hanky panky between the married lovebirds, don’t expect to see any little Gorgas anytime soon, as Melissa said she’s “happy with three” children, while Joe “would have five,” if he had his druthers.
“In a second,” he said. “I want one more daughter.”