Melissa & Joe Gorga Cut Back Spending Over Fears Feds Targeting Them After Giudice Bust

31 Jan

RadarOnline.com:

Teresa and Joe Giudice‘s prison sentences didn’t just mean a lifestyle change for their family. RadarOnline.com has learned that ever since the legal crackdown, Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa have cut back their spending because they fear that they could be next!

“The Gorgas are in the same business as the Giudices,” a source close to the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars tells RadarOnline.com. “So that’s really hitting close to home.”

“There’s a fear: could the government come after them?” the source says. “Could the government be looking at them now and start digging into their books? That’s a scary thought.”

Though the Gorgas have nothing to hide and their books are clean, the couple want to avoid any hassle and are cutting back on conspicuous consumption, according to the source.

“Melissa has been kinder, a little bit more down to earth and really about her family,” the source says. “Before, Melissa really put an importance on material possessions and she’s not doing that as much anymore.”

“You’re talking about a girl who in her twenties had a dog named Gucci, was driving around in a Mercedes, and didn’t even have a pot to piss in,” the source continues. “That’s just how Melissa was. Now, you don’t see her like that anymore.”

“Teresa’s fate hit Melissa very hard, and it’s a real eye opener,” the source continued. “It puts things in perspective that material things are not as important. It really knocked her into reality a little bit more.”

“Joe Gorga has just been quiet lately too,” the source says. “He’s not really out in anyone’s face and is just kind of chill. He has been low key, which is not normal for Joe because Joe is always trying to put on a show for everybody.”

The Gorgas have taken a bite of “humble pie,” the source says.

“When you see something happen to someone who is so idolized for material wealth and makes a show of it, then you realize that doesn’t really matter,” another insider says. “What matters is you wanting to be with your children. It’s sobering for everybody who knows Teresa.”

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Kim Richards Opens Up About ‘RHOBH’ Drama, Sister Kyle And Brandi Glanville’s Fight

30 Jan

Inquisitr.com:

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards has taken center stage on the show. Between her friendship with Brandi Glanville, her strained relationship with Kyle, and the questions surrounding her sobriety, fans are dying to know what’s going on with Richards.

In her latest blog for Bravo, the Real Housewives star opened up about her sister’s fight with Glanville and her ongoing health struggles.

“I remember just wanting to leave so badly that I just kept on walking and didn’t even see the physical altercation between Brandi and Kyle. I was caught between a rock and a hard place. I mean one is my sister and one is my friend. I wanted to make it right, so I tried to speak to Kyle, but there was so much chaos between her and Brandi. Then the other girls joined in and at that point, I was frustrated and honestly wasn’t feeling well. I just wanted everyone to let me go home!”

As Richards admitted on the show, she had taken pain killers prior to the party because she was reportedly suffering from bronchitis and pneumonia, which landed her in the hospital just one day later.

“On the following day, my pain got even worse, so I spent the whole day getting tests done at the doctor’s. Next evening, I was admitted to the hospital. In my last blog post, I mentioned that I had been struggling with bronchitis and pneumonia for weeks. Well, the doctor said I had a fractured rib, ruptured disc, and hiatal hernia, which was caused by the increased pressure from coughing. No wonder I was in so much pain before poker night! I was in the hospital for nine days.”

Things on the show may have appeared to hint at a relapse, but Richards insists she’s still sober and healthy.

“If I were not strong in my sobriety today, I could never do the things I’m doing.”

As the Inquisitr reported earlier, Richards addressed her decision to take pain killers on Twitter after Tuesday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

After a fan wrote a message to Richards, which read, “I was so disappointed when U took those pills but I understand it’s a disease I wish U well & U R in my prayers, Kim,” she shared her response.

“Thank u Darcy looking back..? Me too!! But I honestly had a reason! I did nothing I shouldn’t have! Nothing u wouldn’t have!”

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Teresa Giudice’s Life in Prison: Working Out and Dreaming of Spray Tans

30 Jan

ExtraTV.com:

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice is taking advantage of her time at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn., to get into shape.

A source told UsWeekly.com, “She’s getting in the best shape of her life. Every night she hits the gym and has been asking friends to send her workout videos.” 

Giudice is also making a list of all the things she’s going to do when she’s released early next year. 

According to the source, Giudice “writes down everything she wants to do when she gets out,” and first on her list is a spray tan and a massage. 

Teresa received her first visit from husband Joe and their four daughters on January 17, and a second visit on January 24, according to Us.

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Concerned Kyle Richards Says Sister Kim Was Rushed To Emergency Room ‘Doubled Over In Pain’

29 Jan

RadarOnline.com:

Kim Richards, on Tuesday night’s edition of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, wound up in the emergency room after her sobriety was questioned once again.

While viewers didn’t find out what was wrong with the 50-year-old reality star (who has previously been in rehab for alcoholism) she insisted on her Bravo blog that she was suffering from bronchitis and pneumonia before the infamous poker party thrown by Eileen Davidson and her husband Vince Van Patten.

During the party scenes that aired on last week’s episode, Kim admitted to sister Kyle Richards that she had taken “something” for pain, which bothered Kyle so much that the party ended with a fight between the sisters.

And as Tuesday’s episode picked up, their co-star Lisa Rinna — who had previously asked Kim if she was drinking, which Kim denied — sighed, “When sisters collide, I don’t know what the f*ck to do.”

During Rinna and Kyle’s ride home from the party, Kyle, 46, revealed her concern about how Kim was dealing with the illness of her ex-husband, Monty Brinson.

As RadarOnline.com told you first, Brinson has been living with Kim as he battles cancer that began in his lungs and then spread to his brain and spine.

Rinna warned Kyle, “I know your sister is a sober person, but she did not seem sober to me.”

The former Days of Our Lives star, who is married to L.A. Law star Harry Hamlin, then dropped a bomb of her own in confessional.

“I know what Kyle is going through because I saw Harry watch both of his brothers drop dead of alcoholism within six months of each other,” Rinna said. “Unless anyone wants help, you can’t help them.”

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NeNe Leakes Warns Kenya Moore and Claudia Jordan: Call Me Bipolar and I’ll Sue

29 Jan

TMZ.com:

Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes says it doesn’t matter they’re all on a reality show  — if Kenya Moore and Claudia Jordan don’t zip their lips she’ll sue.

Both Moore and Jordan got warned by Leake’s lawyers Tuesday to stop damaging her brand with smack talk. NeNe’s pissed at Jordan for calling her bipolar and, even worse, sporting bad veneers. Her beef with Moore is unclear.

Two things strike us. It’s a little “pot calling the kettle black” because NeNe’s been known to go after other cast members … por ejemplo saying Claudia was such a tramp “her clit has left her body.”

And you gotta wonder what producers think about their stars setting limits on the drama.

Coming from a steady name-caller like NeNe Leakes, this is too rich.

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Rumors Surface on Possible Return of Alexis Bellino to “Real Housewives of Orange County”

28 Jan

Inquisitr.com:

Could Alexis Bellino be a part of the upcoming 10th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County?

Although the mother of three was reportedly fired from the series years ago, a new report claims she may be headed back.

On January 21, LALATE reported the following.

“St. Louis resident Jim Edmonds is now following all current RHOC cast members on Twitter. But he is also following former cast members as well. Why is Jim Edmonds following Alexis Bellino on Twitter? Bellino is from Missouri, and Edmonds, born in So Cal, is a resident of Missouri. So is Alexis going to be filming with RHOC this season? That remains unclear.”
“Yet, if you think that Jim Edmonds was following Alexis before this season just because of their Missouri connection, think again. Twitter reveals Jim just started following Alexis in the last few days.”

At the end of last year, as reported by the Inquisitr, Alexis Bellino had allegedly led fans to believe she was coming back to The Real Housewives of Orange County through her postings on social media. However, at the time, a source insisted to Radar Online that Bravo had no interest in bringing Bellino — or any other former members of the show — back for Season 10.

“Alexis is desperate for attention and by posting it likely is trying to get people think she is returning to the show, but she is not. Don’t believe what you see there. None of the old housewives will be coming back to the show for this season. Bravo has no interest in their story lines, which is why they were gone in the first place!”

Weeks after the story was shared, a second report surfaced, claiming Bravo was interested in bringing Jeana Keough back to the series. Days later, Keough confirmed the news on Twitter, telling fans she was “thinking” of returning to the show.

Of Keough’s possible return, a source told Radar Online the following.

“Bravo has reached out to Jeana. They have asked her what is going on in her life with the hopes of understanding what a potential story line for her could be.”

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LuAnn de Lesseps Thinks She’ll Be Back In ‘RHONY’ Fold As Full-Timer

27 Jan

RadarOnline.com:

Countess LuAnn de Lesseps brushed off last season’s demotion on The Real Housewives of New York City, as the socialite defended her contributions to the reality show.

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, de Lesseps’ status on the reality show was reduced last year after a long-and-drawn-out contract negotiation with Bravo, at the end of which, the network scaled back her status to part-time.

But the socialite tells OKMagazine.com that the so-called demotion didn’t particularly impact her airtime or presence on the show, which she’s been apart of since its 2008 beginning.

“As you saw last season, I was part-time but I was really on every episode,” de Lesseps, 49, said. “I really pulled my weight in terms of the show.”

The Real Housewives of New York City royal predicted she’ll be figured in as a full-timer for the show’s seventh season — “I think I will be,” she said — as she thinks Bravo big wigs have realized “how important [she is to] the franchise.”

Whether she is or she isn’t, de Lesseps said it’s “not important to” her, as she loves “doing the show” regardless.

“I’m here because I want to be here,” she said. “Whether I have an apple in my hand it doesn’t matter to me.”

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Jacqueline Laurita Updates Fans On Son Nicholas, Possible Return To ‘RHONJ’?

27 Jan

Inquisitr.com:

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita has been struggling over the past five years with her son, who was diagnosed with autism. For Laurita, it has been an emotional struggle as she revealed that she felt a tremendous amount of guilt for not giving him everything she felt he deserved. While filming The Real Housewives of New Jersey, fans saw Jacqueline try just about everything to help her son.

Jacqueline Laurita has been out of the spotlight for a while, as she has been taking care of her son and raising her children in New Jersey. Laurita did make an appearance during the last episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, as Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe learned of their sentences. Laurita was clearly heartbroken.

According to a new tweet, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita is now revealing that things are going great since filming that little scene. In fact, when it comes to Nicholas, there are nothing but positive things to say.

“At 5 years old, my son may not be able to hold a conversation yet, but he’s reading & spelling things like MickeyMouse clubhouse & Baby Prodigy,” Jacqueline Laurita revealed about Nicholas’ progress, adding, “Nicholas just looked up the Barber Shape Quartet on his iPad all on his own. Yesterday he typed out Minnie Mouse Bowtique. Incredible memory!”

But just because she isn’t filming the show anymore doesn’t mean that Laurita is completely done with the spotlight. According to the Inquisitr, Jacqueline has been working on making a return to the show. Now that Teresa Giudice is locked up, Bravo has been looking for potential replacements. Since the show didn’t blow ratings out of the water last season, it is possible that it wouldn’t do well without a familiar face.

It is also possible that Kathy Wakile will return, as she and Jacqueline have become good friends. Rumor has it that Melissa Gorga will return as a downgraded housewife, and Dina Manzo won’t return at all.

Even if Jacqueline Laurita doesn’t return to the show, she has plenty in the works. Laurita has been working on two separate books about her journey with autism and personal beauty. It sounds like she has been able to create a balanced life, where she can both take care of her son, and work on her books.

RELATED: Jacqueline Laurita And Kathy Wakile Have ‘Had Enough’ Of Teresa Giudice, Abandon Their Friendship With ‘RHONJ’ Star

Kyle Richards Slams Brandi Glanville In Blog, Says She ‘Can’t Be A Friend To Anyone’

26 Jan

Enstarz.com:

Reality star Kyle Richards isn’t too happy with her co-star Brandi Glanville and she had some pretty harsh things to say about her after things turned physical between them.

Reality star Kyle Richards isn’t too happy with her co-star Brandi Glanville and she had some pretty harsh things to say about her after things turned physical between them.

During Tuesday night’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, viewers watched as things got physical between Richards and Glanville after Glanville physically blocked her from talking to her sister.

The new episode was fully of so much drama because apparently, Richards’s sister Kim had started drinking again after months of sobriety.

Kim insists that she hasn’t had any alcohol or drugs, but it’s clear that she’s lying and all of the women become concerned, especially Kyle.

Kyle tries to reach out to her sister but she is stopped by Glanville and then pushes her away.

In her cast blog, Kyle is opening up about the incident, and it’s pretty safe to say that her friendship with Glanville is over for good.

“One thing that was very clear to me in watching this is that Brandi is not my friend. Never has been,” the reality star wrote.

“I have tried to give her the benefit of the doubt but always kept her at arms’ length. To see her pretending to be friends with me in the car ride to Eileen’s and then turning on me made things abundantly clear to me; Brandi can’t be a friend to anyone. Including my sister.”

It’s clear that Kyle isn’t happy with Glanville and she thinks her new enemy has been intentionally trying to create drama between her and sister.

“Brandi clearly has been driving a wedge between my sister and me, which seems to have been her master plan from the beginning.”

RHOBH airs every Tuesday at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

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Adrienne Maloof ‘Playing The Field’ After Jacob Busch Split, ‘Not Heartbroken At All’

25 Jan

RadarOnline.com:

The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof is single and ready to mingle!

Following a recent breakup with her much younger boy toy, Anheuser-Busch heir, Jacob Busch, 26, the 53-year-old former Housewife “is going to take some time out for herself and just be single for a change,” a close friend reveals to RadarOnline.com exclusively.

The RHOBH star first met Busch at a party for Robert Shapiro in Beverly Hills, Calif., in Sept. 2013.

“Everyone told her to be careful when she got together with him because of the age difference, but she assured her friends that she was in control,” the source says. “Adrienne thought that she was going to marry Jacob.”

Radar was the first to report that things started heading south for the cougar and her cub when Busch was caught sneaking over to Paris Hilton’s house, who is Maloof’s neighbor. “He never goes with Adrienne, and it’s obvious he isn’t going over there to borrow some sugar, or milk,” an insider previously said.

“Her divorce hardened her and she thought she was not going to be able to love again,” the insider tells Radar, referring to Maloof’s ex-husband, Paul Nassif, 50, who she divorced a year prior to meeting Busch.

“Now that she knows she is capable of loving again, she is playing the field,” the insider says. “Although Adrienne has a thing for younger men, the next guy she dates will definitely be more age appropriate.”

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Gia Giudice Releases Emotional Music Video Featuring Mother Teresa

24 Jan

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EOnline.com:

Whoa. When we heard that Gia Giudice and her girl group 3KT were releasing a new music video, we definitely didn’t expect to be reaching for a tissue by the end of it.

E! News has exclusively obtained the first look at the young reality star’s creation for the band’s song “Just 13,” and it is one emotional and inspiring ride.

The track, which features Lil Cee, focuses on the obstacles that come with growing up in front of cameras.

The lyrics include, “Mama said be strong/ So against this storm I stand through it all/ It’s just a joke to you/ I’m just another hashtag/ And if a camera crew followed you/ What would they see/ You’re just like me.”

Gia stands alone with a black background soulfully singing the lyrics—she sounds amazing, by the way—while images of family photos including her mom Teresa Giudice flash on the screen.

And if you aren’t getting teary-eyed by now, the end will surely get you. The music video comes to a close with a home video of Teresa who tells her daughter, “It’s not saying goodbye, it’s saying see you soon,” and blows a kiss to the camera.

Gia recently told E! News she had been preparing and supporting her mom leading up to the Real Housewives of New Jersey star’s prison time.

“Me and my mom are extremely close. We’re like sisters,” she revealed. “Honestly, I was with her every step of the way. There were obviously things where she like didn’t tell me, but basically like I was with her every step of the way…My sisters, they really had no idea. They would see things in like magazine but they really had no idea. It was really just me because I was older, I was 13 at the time and I did understand.”

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