NeNe Leakes Claims She Was Offered Her Own Show

28 Feb

Wetpaint.com:

In a new interview with BuzzFeed, NeNe discusses how RHoA paved the way for other shows and where she sees herself going next.

“There was no Love & Hip Hop, Hollywood Wives, or whatever. There were no African-American shows like that with ensembles,” says NeNe. “We just came on the scene and just did whatever. We had no handbook.”

While NeNe has had her fair share of on-set feuds, she says that, despite pressure to “turn it up” for ratings, you’ll never see her physically attack a castmate.

“I honestly don’t feel like you need to stoop to the level of physically fighting on camera. For what? There is no check that’s big enough for that. I certainly have had my moments of arguments on the show. But physically fighting to me is crossing the line,” she says. 

Despite the drama that’s ensued over the last few seasons and her own admission that she wants a spin-off, NeNe says she’s still unsure about leaving the show behind.

“I’ve been offered my own show. [But] I don’t want the pressure,” she says. “Housewives is an amazing platform. We have millions of viewers. I’m known from that show. I started there. I can’t say that I will remain full time all the time … I always want to see the show do well. So, in order for the show to do well, I feel like I can’t… I don’t want to abandon the show. When the time comes for me to totally step away, I’m sure I will. I just don’t know when.”

Personally I don’t think NeNe should ever leave ‘RHOA’. Kind of like Vicki with ‘RHOC’, at this point, regardless of how much screen time she gets, ‘RHOA’ still feels like it’s NeNe’s show. So unless she goes full diva and demands the title be changed to “NeNe and Company”, I see no reason for NeNe to leave the show she helped build into the huge success it is today.

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Even A-List Actress Dakota Fanning Wants Evil Person Brandi Glanville Fired From RHOBH

27 Feb

RumorFix.com:

Dakota Fanning may not be the innocent girl next door we all think she is after all.

During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live Tuesday, the actress gave us a glimpse of her feisty side during the game of “Plead the Fifth” and “Never Have I Ever Whatsoever.”

The starlet opened u about who she’d like to see fired off The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. “Brandi [Glanville],” Fanning admitted. “She’s just a little aggressive for me on the show, I think.”

Dakota also opened up about what it was like working with 52-year-old Tom Cruise during the filming of War of the Worlds. “Nothing,” the 21-year-old admitted, “Honestly, I have nothing odd that he did.”

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Demetria McKinney Reveals Who She’s Really Friends With on the RHoA Cast

27 Feb

Wetpaint.com:

Demetria McKinney may be a newcomer to Real Housewives of Atlanta, but she’s already established some fabulous friendships with her fellow castmates.

Demetria may have had to suffer through Phaedra Parks’ impolite questions about drug use and plenty of cracks from other members of the cast about her less-than-smooth video release party, but it seems she’s still managed to find plenty of positive support from castmates Cynthia Bailey and Claudia Jordan.

In a new interview with Examiner.com, Demetria opens up about how her two new pals have helped her acclimate to the difficult world of reality TV.

Those were the two I felt genuinely gave me a chance to see how I was,” says Demetria. “Cynthia is who she is; you can’t help but love that. Claudia and I were supposed to be at odds. We are both tom boys, we both have successful backgrounds, we formed a friendship.”

Despite the fact that Demetria and Claudia were supposed to dislike one another, it’s clear that their bond has evolved into something special — she even gave her new pal a spot in her upcoming video for “Trade it All.”

“Cynthia, Claudia and I are genuinely friends,” explains Demetria. “I wanted to show in the video the difference between what people see and what happens behind the camera.”

While fans may want to see more of Demetria on RHoA, her reality career is far from the only project she has in the pipeline at the moment. In addition to Housewives and her music, Demetria recently filmed the pilot for TV show “Sons to the Grave,” co-starring Carlos Anthony Payne and Vivica Fox. 

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‘RHOBH’ Reunion Just Taped Last Week and Kyle Richards Says It Was the ‘Toughest Yet’

26 Feb

MusicTimes.com:

Season 5 of RHOBH has felt like one long fight, hasn’t it? Of course, Brandi Glanville has been smack in the middle of all the drama, as being there to hold up Kim Richards as she struggles to stay clean has really ticked Kyle Richards off. The sisters normally do have a bit of a rocky relationship, but lately things seem even worse than ever. On Friday, Feb. 20, the ladies gathered in Los Angeles to film the reunion show, and apparently things really got heated. It just taped, and Kyle said it was the “toughest yet.”

It was actually Kyle who clued us in to the fact that the Season 5 reunion had taken place through her tweets. According to the reality star, this reunion was the roughest one yet, and that actually makes a lot of sense. In the most recent episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills that are airing on Bravo, it is clear that the cast is divided in how to handle Kim.

Most of the ladies, like Glanville, Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson, believe Kim is back to her old tricks and using again. They feel it is their responsibility to speak up if they see her messed-up patterns starting again. Kyle, on the other hand, seems like she would rather tip-toe around the elephant in the room rather than risk making her sister mad.

There is absolutely no doubt that things took a hostile turn when it came to any discussion of Kim. Another issue is the health of Yolanda Foster. In recent months she has had a setback with her Lyme disease that left her struggling to read, write and process information. While the network would likely have let her skip the reunion, Foster is always a stickler for honoring her commitments, so while her involvement might be less than usual, she was there.

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Sonja Morgan Launches New Fashion Line and ‘Sonja In The City’ Podcast

26 Feb

Inquisitr.com:

Sonja Morgan may have been absent from Bravo for quite some time, as The Real Housewives of New York wrapped earlier in 2014. But that doesn’t mean that this mother of one is ready to leave the spotlight. In fact, Morgan is rumored to be filming the newest season of the show alongside Ramona Singer and Bethenny Frankel.

And in case you were wondering why Sonja Morgan hasn’t released her toaster oven yet, it is because she is busy building her Sonja Morgan brand. Morgan had tried to convince her fellow co-stars that the way forward for her was her Sonja in the City brand. And while her co-stars may have questioned her, Sonja is pushing forward.

According to a new tweet, Sonja Morgan is in the studio, recording a podcast for herself called Sonja in the City. Here, Morgan will talk about things that she likes, stories from her life and, of course, her fashion ventures and business life. This is something that many people have looked forward to, and Morgan has shared some updates from the recording studio.

“Star of ‘Real Housewives of NY’ Sonja Morgan recounts stories from her life as a television personality, fashion icon and marketing guru as well as week-to-week updates on her entrepreneurial endeavors and jet-set lifestyle,” reads the official iTunes description for the podcast.

Of course, Sonja probably won’t be able to dish out some secrets from the upcoming season of the show, but she may be able to reflect on older episodes. Last season, Sonja Morgan had her heart broken by Harry Dubin, who couldn’t really commit to her. Since then, Morgan has been linked to much younger men, including a man half her age, according to the Inquisitr.

Even if there isn’t a toaster oven on the market, it sounds like Morgan is in full control when it comes to branding her Sonja in the City business. A podcast may be a great idea, given she can’t stay on social media all day to chat with her fans. Plus, with more products coming up, this podcast will be a great place for her to market her new ventures.

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Kenya Moore Slams Phaedra Parks For Her Alleged Affair With ‘Mr. Chocolate’

25 Feb

RadarOnline.com:

The news of Phaedra Parks‘ alleged affair with a man named Chocolate is whipping through Atlanta, and her co-stars are horrified at the allegations.

In a sneak peek of the upcoming episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Cynthia Bailey is seen telling Kenya Moore and Claudia Jordan about Parks’ text messages with “Mr. Chocolate.”

“She was even saying I love you. She is in love with this guy apparently,” Bailey revealed, repeating what her husband Peter Thomas had told her.

“So she was having an affair on him and he’s not even in prison yet?” Moore asks incredulously, and then loses her temper about the double standard.

“What? Excuse me? I have just spilled tea all over myself,” she dramatically exclaims.

“How do you look me in my face and call me a wh*re,” Moore asks, referring to a previous time when Parks was insulting her. “You are f**king married!”

And Bailey agrees, saying she brought up the cheating story because of the “double standard, and says Parks shouldn’t be throwing rocks if she lives in a glass house.

“There is way too much wh*re calling!” Bailey declares.

And Moore agrees, saying: “Over the past few years, Phaedra has seemed to have an issue telling the truth.”

Parks has strenuously denied all infidelity allegations.

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Bethenny Frankel Engaged?!?

24 Feb

RadarOnline.com:

Bethenny Frankel showed off her banging bikini body while on vacation in Miami but all eyes were distracted by the ring she was wearing on THAT finger! Did boyfriend of a year Michael Cerussi propose? RadarOnline.com has a gallery of the maybe-bride-to-be’s sizzling beach look.

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Lydia McLaughlin Reveals She Is Now Close Friends With Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley

24 Feb

RadarOnline.com:

When Lydia McLaughlin starred on The Real Housewives of Orange County’s 8th season, the fervent Christian clashed with costars Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley. But in her upcoming book, the Beverly Hills Lifestyle managing editor, 33, reveals she is now at peace with the controversial couple, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.

“During filming I mostly argued with Gretchen and Slade,” McLaughlin, married to entrepreneur Doug, 33, writes in Beyond Orange County: A Housewives Guide To Faith & Happiness, out on April 14. “But Doug and I have gone on double dates with them once we stopped filming, and consider them true friends!”

She even dedicated her Christian advice book/memoir in part to the pair, who were booted off the Bravo series in 2013.

“I am thankful for the friendships with Alexis, Jim, Gretchen, and Slade that continue to grow,” she says in the acknowledgements, also referring to former cast member and longtime friend Alexis Bellino, 38, and her husband Jim.

McLaughlin infamously lashed out at Smiley, 41, on camera when he made a comment about her pin thin frame.

Rossi, 36, hit back at McLaughlin for calling out her fiancée, snapping “I really want to be friends with you and cool with you … but now you’re starting to upset me.”

McLaughlin left the series after just one season, telling Star magazine she wanted to have a third child out of the spotlight.

She welcomed son Roman Scott on November 4, 2014.

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Claudia Jordan Slams Porsha Williams In New ‘RHOA’ Blog, Doesn’t ‘Want Her Life, Hair Or Body’

21 Feb

RadarOnline.com:

Claudia Jordan had better watch her back, because fighting with Porsha Williams is never a good idea!

Despite being the newbie on the block, 41-year-old Jordan is already ruffling a lot of Real Housewives of Atlanta co-stars’ feathers—Williams’ included.

But in a new post on her Bravo blog, Jordan is absolutely adamant that she’s “not jealous” of her catty co-star, Williams, 33.

“I am not that emotionally invested in Porsha, and if you ever catch me getting there, please take me out to pasture and put me out of my misery!” Jordan rants.

“Let’s be very clear — like crystal clear — I am not jealous of Porsha, she has nothing I want or couldn’t get if I wanted it. I do not want her life, hair, body, mouth, or situation,” she adds.

As Radar previously reported, Jordan is far from friends with the other women, and has earned the “most hated” status since her arrival, but she defends herself in this latest missive.

“I’ve never been the type of woman that couldn’t co-exist with successful women. I’ve never had the need to be the ‘star’ in my group of friends,” she explains.

“I actually like to surround myself with women that are upwardly mobile, intelligent, fabulous, successful, independent, and inspirational. So to suggest jealousy over a woman that only has more material items than me for now is laughable.”

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Lisa Vanderpump Disses Bethenny Frankel For Having Evil Co-Star Brandi Glanville On Her Old Talk Show

20 Feb

Inquisitr.com:

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump has never hid the fact that her friendship with Brandi Glanville has been a painful journey. Brandi began questioning Lisa’s intentions and Vanderpump was extremely hurt. Glanville never apologized and the housewives were confused as to who to believe.

Luckily, some of the Real Housewives were able to come to their own conclusions. Joyce Giraud continued her friendship with Vanderpump, while Brandi Glanville went on a media tour, explaining how much Lisa had changed from being in the spotlight. Sadly, Glanville’s drinking made people think that she was just a drunk looking for attention. Now, Bethenny Frankel is getting involved in this broken friendship, because of a single tweet. It sounds like the insults are flying on Twitter.

According to a new tweet, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump learned that Bethenny was catching up on this current season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. And in the tweet she shared, Frankel revealed that she had known many of the women for a long time. But she also said that she was biting her tongue. Clearly, she had plenty of things to say about the drama happening.

That’s when one follower called out Bethenny for talking about The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars on her talk show, Bethenny, and even inviting Brandi onto the show to dish about the drama on The Real Housewives. And that’s when Vanderpump decided to make some digs at Frankel.

“Too funny but that is why I never did the show…It was all too much,” Lisa reveals about Bethenny’s talk show, hinting that going onto a talk show to make your case almost seemed sad and desperate.

“Lisa you been in the game long enough to no what is expected when you go on a talk show,” one follower pointed out, which had Lisa replying, “yes I know and it was my choice not to go….then it was cancelled.”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Vanderpump clearly made a dig at Bethenny, reminding the New York housewife that her talk show was cancelled after just one season. Lisa’s spin-off show, 

Vanderpump Rules, is currently wrapping up a successful third season with a big potential for a fourth. Plus, now that Frankel is returning to The Real Housewives of New York, Vanderpump could have said much more to really shut Bethenny up.

Of course, Lisa is currently trying to move on from Brandi and their failed friendship. It is painful to watch The Real Housewives to see what is being said and done behind Lisa’s back. According to the Inquisitr, Vanderpump is done with Brandi and could be done with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

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Kenya Moore Rips ‘Cold-Hearted’ Phaedra Parks For Dumping Convict Husband Apollo Nida

20 Feb

RadarOnline.com:

Kenya Moore is taking sides in the split between Apollo Nida and Phaedra Parks, and it’s no surprise whose team she’s on! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star ripped into her co-star in her latest Bravo blog, calling Parks’ attitude towards her husband “unbothered, stoic, cold-hearted, and condescending.”

As Nida’s jail sentence is set to begin on the show, viewers have seen him and Parks caught in conflict after conflict, and Moore says she is supporting the convicted criminal over his wife.

“It was very uncomfortable to watch them,” Moore wrote about the fighting pair. “No one wants to witness the demise of a marriage when there are children involved. Phaedra appeared unbothered, stoic, cold-hearted, and condescending.”

And why the animosity? It’s all personal with Moore.

“The truth is and remains that they each have said malicious and hurtful things to me to cause public humiliation and disrepute. However, I find myself more empathetic toward Apollo, because the difference between Phaedra and Apollo is that Apollo had the decency to apologize to me for what he had done to me,” she claimed. “He showed contrition for his smear campaign and Phaedra has not.”

Moore, who famously fought with Porsha Williams at the reunion episode, blames Parks for not apologizing to her.

“She is seemingly proud of what she did to me and has no remorse. Therefore, when I witnessed all the accusations about him threatening to burn the house down, having punched holes in the walls (which we did not see), and her mother stating she doesn’t want to come home and find ‘everybody dead,’ it seemed to me like another one of her smear campaigns, thereby making it easier to defend the cheating allegations coming down the pike [sic].”

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Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer Duke It Out at Sonja Morgan’s Fashion Show

19 Feb

NYPost.com:

Bethenny Frankel’s right back in the “Housewives” drama.

Frankel, who has returned to the series, was seen having a heated argument with fellow Housewife Ramona Singer in the front row at a fashion show Tuesday night for Sonja Morgan’s new clothing line, held at the Carriage House Center for the Arts.

Cameras for “The Real Housewives of New York City” were rolling during the showing of the collection, which included a 10-minute period smack in the middle when, bizarrely, no models came down the runway.

It was during this lull that Frankel and Singer could be heard passionately arguing over the thumping of the club music playing.

Fellow Housewives Kristen Taekman, Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson and LuAnn de Lesseps were also in attendance, as well as reported new cast member Dorinda Medley. Though they were all sitting together, none of the other ladies appeared to engage in the quarrel.

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Teresa Aprea, Husband Rino Sued by Former Workers

19 Feb

InTouchWeekly.com:

Teresa Giudice isn’t the only ‘Housewife’ with legal issues!

Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Teresa Aprea is being sued by her restaurant staff at Angelo’s of Mulberry St. in New York — and they’re seeking compensation for shorted checks and laundry bills!

An anonymous colleague told ‘TMZ’ the staff was paid for seven hours, but would usually work up to 10 hour shifts. It is also state law for an employer to foot the bill for all work uniforms that need cleaning, but the reality star had her staff handle their laundry themselves.

Class action suit attorney David Gottlieb is asking the reality star to pay $2500 per employee, which covers “unpaid wages and overtime, uniform cleaning costs,” in addition to unspecified damages.

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