Phaedra Parks Reveals She Hasn’t Yet Divorced Apollo Nida

30 Apr

DailyMail.com:

It’s seven months since her husband started his eight-year prison sentence for fraud involving a $2.3 million money laundering scheme.
And Phaedra Parks fought back tears as she revealed that she hasn’t filed for divorce against Apollo Nida in Sunday’s emotional Real Housewives Of Atlanta reunion show on Bravo.
The 43-year-old also said she hadn’t taken their sons Ayden, four, and 20-month-old Dylan to see their dad in Lexington Federal Prison in Kentucky.

‘I want people to be proud of me as a mother and a wife,’ the entertainment lawyer said as she struggled to keep her composure. 
Dressed in a white gown with a plunging neckline, she continued: ‘I make plenty of money. I don’t need this…what I do need is time to make the appropriate decision for my family.’
Viewers last saw the 36-year-old storming into the family home yelling just as Phaedra, who thought her estranged husband had reported to jail, was clearing out the garage.


The surprise intrusion, captured by Bravo cameras, lead the other Housewives to believe that Apollo had been violent toward Phaedra during their six-year marriage.
Host Andy Cohen asked, very directly:  ‘Did he ever get physical with you?’
There was a very long silence before Phaedra finally replied: ‘I just don’t know if I need to discuss that with you, to be honest.’
On Sunday she took to her Bravo blog to defend her decision not to take their children to see Apollo.

‘People who watch the show only get one slice of the entire Phaedra pie, and it’s unfair to make judgments about someone, or a situation, without having all the information,’ the personality said.
‘The one thing I will say is that every single decision I make is based on one thing: the well-being of my two boys.’

Dorinda Medley Says She Respects Bethenny Frankel: ‘Bethenny Knows What She Wants’

29 Apr

Inquisitr.com:

The Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley is brand new to the show, but since she knows Ramona Singer, she can handle the drama on the show. As a single mother who is dating a dry cleaner, fans love this breath of fresh air. And it sounds like Dorinda respects the many different women on the show, including the abrasive Bethenny Frankel.

Of course, Dorinda Medley is very different from Singer and Frankel. Many people love the fact that she is dating a dry cleaner and doesn’t go for the healthy millionaire. Dorinda wants a strong connection with her date, and it sounds like these two do get along great.

According to a new Bravo report, The Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley is now speaking out about her experiences on the show, including her first impression of Bethenny Frankel. 

Apparently, Medley has been hanging out with Frankel, and she recently went to visit Bethenny at her new apartment. Dorinda appears to respect her new co-star and everything she stands for.

“Bethenny invited me to see the new apartment on Twitter on Tuesday night, and I’m so excited. Looks like a really great pad. B knows what she wants, how she wants it, and when she wants it. I admire that tremendously,” Dorinda Medley has revealed about Bethenny, adding about her interior design skills, “I need her to come up to the Berkshires with me and help me shake things up. I think her new SoHo apartment is even nicer than the TriBeCa apartment from the pictures I’ve seen. I’m can’t wait to go visit.”

Of course, some of the housewives were surprised to see Dorinda Medley’s boyfriend at Beautique without her. As Sonja Morgan pointed out, the ladies hadn’t invited her to come out because she wasn’t single. So when he showed up without her late at night, some of the ladies were questioning his motives. But Medley trusts him.

“I am always excited to take some time out and meet John up for a lunch or a drink, if our paths can cross between meetings and errands. It’s true, we don’t live together, and we don’t see each other every day, but because of that, I want to make the most of our time together. I love him, and he makes me happy,” Dorinda points out.

Dorinda Medley hasn’t really opened up about losing her husband on the show. According to the Inquisitr, Medley’s deceased husband died from liver failure in 2011. The death was tough on Medley, who was truly in love with her husband.

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Kim Richards’ Son Chad Davis Says Resident Ratchet Queen Brandi Glanville Is “Toxic” During Dr. Phil Intervention

29 Apr

USmagazine.com:

Drama for his momma! Kim Richards‘ son Chad Davis joined the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star on Dr. Phil, where he called out Brandi Glanville as a bad influence.

Preview clips from the formal interview — along with excerpts — were released to Us Weekly on Monday, April 27, and revealed how the incident first started. According to Richards, she poured herself a “good-sized [drink]” and started to drive home when she thought she would swing by the Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel. As previously reported, it was at the swanky venue that Richards caused a scene and was taken into custody.

“You’re an alcoholic who fell off the wagon and you pull into a bar?” Dr. Phil said to the former child actress, who told the psychiatric expert that the bar was closed upon arrival. According to the police report, the star, 50, “was displaying symptoms of alcohol intoxication including slurred speech and belligerent insolent behavior cursing at the officers and passively resisted arrest.”

Dr. Phil then called out Richards for setting a poor example for her four kids, three of whom were present for the intervention. “You are drunk in a bar, fighting with a cop,” Dr. Phil noted, as Richards’ kids Brooke Brinson, Chad, and Kimberly Jackson looked on. “That is not good mothering.”

In fact, eyewitnesses told Us Weekly that Richards’ erratic behavior was on full blast the night of her arrest. “She became loud, yelling and laughing at other people,” one onlooker told Us in the new issue. “She was slurring, and people were moving away because they didn’t want to be on the receiving end of her comments.”

Richards, however, claimed sobriety to Dr. Phil in her daily life. “I haven’t been working a program,” she said. “Living through this season on the show, sometimes it’s hard enough to get through it. The fans are very hard on me, and I went on Twitter to see what people were saying and it was just horrible.”

Her kids, however, had different opinions about their mother’s state of mind. “This is the best thing that could have happened,” Brooke noted of Richards’ arrest.

Meanwhile, the reality star’s son Chad called out Glanville, who has evolved into one of Richards’ close friends in season five of the franchise. “She’s toxic,” Chad said. While Richards has become pals with Glanville this season, the same cannot be said about her relationship with her sister Kyle.

Dr. Phil’s intervention with Kim Richards will air on Tuesday, April 28.

Ramona Singer (Allegedly) Begging Mario To Reconcile In Secret Late-Night Phone Calls

28 Apr

RadarOnline.com:

Nearly 18 months after Ramona Singer filed for divorce from cheating husband Mario, RadarOnline.com has learned she’s having second thoughts! The blonde reality star has been calling her estranged ex late at night, according to an insider, begging for a reconciliation — but he is refusing her advances.

The late night phone calls began after RHONY premiered, an insider told Radar.

Ramona, 58, “was feeling very nostalgic, and started calling Mario,” the source said. “He would listen to her for a few minutes, but Ramona would always start nagging him about getting back together.”

Even though Mario has moved on, and has even joined online dating services, “Ramona is ready to forgive Mario for the cheating,” said the source. “They were married for over twenty-five years, and Ramona thinks this is just a phase that Mario is going through.”

“But Mario doesn’t want to get back together based on his actions, and is enjoying being a bachelor. The phone calls have increased over the past few weeks, and now he is either letting the calls go to voicemail, or hanging up on her,” the source continued.

What about recent previews for the Bravo show that feature Ramona going on dates?

The source insisted, “Ramona was only doing that for the show, and trying to make Mario jealous. She isn’t happy about being single at her age.”

During a recent episode of RHONY, Ramona admitted, “I don’t need labels for what’s going on in my life. I’m going day by day and whatever happens, happens. I’m on the horse and I have no idea where it’s going!”

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Kelly Bensimon Can’t Stop Having Nip Slips During Risqué Photo Shoot

27 Apr

EOnline.com:

Boobs, boobs and more boobs! 

Kelly Bensimon has been known to turn a few heads. After all, who can forget Bethenny Frankel‘s reaction to seeing the model on last week’s Real Housewives of New York City.

But on Saturday afternoon in the middle of the Big Apple, the Bravolebrity took part in an extra risqué photo shoot that resulted in more than one nip slip.

Wearing a completely sheer blouse, the 46-year-old showed off her assets from the front on numerous occasions while photographers snapped away. And no, her white blazer was not exactly shielding her from any revealing moments.

The mother of two completed her look with dark denim skinny jeans and a silver clutch before changing into other outfits.

As it turns out, this isn’t the first time the fashion blogger has had some malfunctions with her ensembles.

During a recent trip to Miami, Bensimon tried to enjoy a dip in the ocean blue water before realizing her bathing suit top was exposing a little too much. Oops!

Ever since leaving the Real Housewives of New York City full-time after season four, Bensimon has developed a lifestyle website centered around style, travel and home décor.

And instead of reliving Scary Island and not-so-glamourous moments from the show, the reality star focuses on the positive. After all, her tagline was “I’m living the American Dream, one mistake at a time.”

“I have passion and follow through,” Bensimon told one follower. “Therefore im happy :)”

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Kim Richards Check Herself Into Rehab After Drunken Arrest

27 Apr

TMZ.com:

Kim Richards had an ah-ha moment a few days ago … she needed help, so she made the decision on her own to check into rehab.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, Kim is in a live-in facility in Malibu which specializes in substance abuse. We’re told she made the decision after consulting with family.

As we reported … the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star was arrested 9 days ago at the Beverly Hills Hotel after allegedly causing a scene while heavily intoxicated. She was booked for trespass, resisting arrest, battery on a police officer, and public drunkenness.

We’re told she will stay at the rehab facility “as long as it takes.”

Heather Thomson Calls Bethenny Frankel ‘A B***h’ For Dissing Kristen Taekman

26 Apr

RadarOnline.com:

The Real Housewives of New York City continues to deliver the drama!

During the last episode, Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer faced off when they held rival brunches — but Singer isn’t the only person Frankel seems to be sparring with these days.

In a preview for the upcoming episode, Heather Thomson confronts Frankel about deliberately slighting another housewife.

“I spoke to Kristen Taekman,” Thomson says. “Her feelings were hurt because you didn’t invite her.”

Too bad Frankel doesn’t care about Taekman’s feelings.

“Oh my god, are you really bringing that… honestly?” Frankel replies in an overly dramatic tone. “I just fell asleep. Hold on. Wake me up when this is over.”

Thomson isn’t thrilled by Frankel’s dramatics concerning her friend’s hurt feelings.

“What a bitch!” Thomson tells the cameras.

Other women in the backstabbing group also have issues of their own.

Dorinda Medley is “not happy” that her costars recently spotted her boyfriend John Mahdessian at a late-night NYC hangout for singles without her.

“I just wish that every once in a while he would use a little more good judgment,” she laments.

In other news, Ramona Singer, who is in the process of divorcing her philandering husband Mario Singer, goes on a date.

“Peter is a big flirt and I’m technically single,” she explains.

Meanwhile, Carole Radziwill repeats the gossip that she is dating a younger man.

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Gina Liano Claims Cyber Stalker Is Destroying her reputation

26 Apr

HeraldSun.com:

REALITY TV star Gina Liano has prompted a police investigation after claiming a cyber stalker is hellbent on destroying her professional ­reputation. 

The Real Housewives of Melbourne star said she became aware this week that someone had been posing as her online, creating three fake Google Plus pages to abuse fans and post comments that could damage her career. 

The barrister and Cancer Council ambassador said the fake Gina had also made disparaging remarks about “taking down Eddie McGuire”, whom she had been working with on a Foxtel pilot series, tentatively called Judge Gina. 

Ms Liano believes an old acquaintance with a history of violence and mental illness wants to “bring her down” because she is jealous of her new TV role. 

She said the person appeared to be a staunch supporter of Andrea Moss — Ms Liano’s former co-star, whom she was famously embroiled in a bitter feud with last year — and may be acting out of misplaced loyalty to her. 

Ms Liano said it seemed the stalker was trying to destroy her reputation so she was no longer a viable candidate to front Judge Gina, a series similar to the US show Judge Judy, in which Ms Liano would mediate real-life disputes.

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Phaedra Parks Slams Critics Who Say She Should Take Kids To Visit Dad Apollo In Jail

25 Apr

RadarOnline.com:

Pheadra Parks’ imprisoned husband Apollo Nida has not seen his children in the seven months since he entered prison, and it looks like he’ll have to wait much longer for a reunion. Parks spoke out in her Bravo blog today to insist she won’t be bringing their kids — Ayden, 4, and Dylan, nearly 2 — to visit.

“Despite the fact that I’m on a reality show, there are some things in my life that are off-limits,” Parks wrote in her Bravo blog.

“People who watch the show only get one slice of the entire Phaedra pie, and it’s unfair to make judgments about someone, or a situation, without having all the information.”

The reality star defended her choice to keep them from their father, writing that she knows what she is doing.

“The one thing I will say is that every single decision I make is based on one thing: the well-being of my two boys. It’s easy for people to ask why she did that or why she isn’t doing this, but the simple truth is unless you are in that situation yourself, you really can’t make that judgment,” she insisted.

“I do my best to make smart decisions after carefully considering all options and consulting with experts and others who advise me. I know in my heart that everything I do is based on what is best for my children.

Nida spoke out earlier this week to beg Parks to bring them, insisting he needs “that support.”

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Tamra Barney Reunites With Former ‘RHOC’ Housewife Tammy Knickerbocker

25 Apr

Inquisitr.com:

Will Tamra Barney be joined by former housewife Tammy Knickerbocker on the 10th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County? According to a April 24 report by Bravo’s Daily Dish, Tamra Barney and her former co-star recently reunited — and it may have been during filming for the upcoming installment of the hit reality series.

“Look who I ran into tonight,” Tamra Barney coyly captioned her Instagram photo, which included former housewife Knickerbocker.

While it’s hard to tell whether or not Knickerbocker filmed, it does appear likely, judging by a post made by Tamra Barney hours earlier, which included her co-stars, and the hashtag, “RHOC.”

“Having too much fun. Stay tuned @heatherdubrow @shannonbeador #sisterwives #rhoc #buttercake.”

In Tamra Barney’s photo, she appeared alongside Shannon Beador and Heather Dubrow, both of whom are returning to The Real Housewives of Orange County for Season 10. Also expected to return are Vicki Gunvalson and Lizzie Rovsek, who will be joined by Meghan King Edmonds and Katie Hamilton.

Another former co-star of Tamra Barney, Jeana Keough, will reportedly return to the show, as well, but only in a guest role. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Keough filmed a handful of scenes for the show after producers felt her return made sense.

In January, a source revealed the following to Radar Online in regard to Keough’s return to The Real Housewives of Orange County.

“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 storyline for her could be. [Jeana Keough] has had lots of changes going on in her life. Her daughter recently got married, her oldest son is dating someone new, and she has two exchange students that live with her and keep her busy!”

Although Keough and Gunvalson had a falling out during a previous season of the show, during which Gunvalson grew closer to Tamra Barney, they have since made amends, which makes Keough’s return even more sensible for the Bravo reality series.

“Vicki and Jeana are still good friends. Vicki has made it publicly known on social media that she would love Jeana to come back, and the two definitely would have a great relationship.”

For more of Tamra Barney and the rest of the Southern California wives, tune into The Real Housewives of Orange County, when the series premieres on Bravo on June 1.

RELATED: Tammy Knickerbocker: My Life After the Real Housewives

Demetria McKinney Signs Record Deal, Hints At Departure From “RHOA”

23 Apr

Wetpaint.com:

On Season 7 of Real Housewives of Atlanta, newbie Demetria McKinney has been all about her music — even skipping the RHoA reunion to perform and prepare for an upcoming tour — so that’s what makes this news especially sweet. Demetria just revealed exclusively to Wetpaint that she has officially signed with eOne records! We were present at the signing, so be sure to scroll down for exclusive photos and videos.

Demetria has had tremendous success with her debut single “100” featuring Da Brat, which soared to No. 4 on iTunes R&B charts after she performed the song on RHoA, and her current single, “Trade It All,” is gaining momentum. What’s more? Demetria was recently added to R. Kelly’s upcoming Black Panties tour and to the Funk Fest tour, which kicks off this summer.

“This is a dream come true for me. I’m so grateful to eOne, my team, and Bravo TV for giving me the platform to share my music which has now culminated into me joining eOne. I look forward to my upcoming tours with R. Kelly and Funk Fest, as well as releasing some great music this summer” Demetria says via a press release from eOne.

Alan Grunblatt, President of eOne Music, adds, “We are thrilled to be welcoming Demetria McKinney to the eOne family of artists. She has a beautiful voice and is a talented singer and actress.”

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