Ramona Singer Cries Over Her Divorce in 100th Episode of ‘Real Housewives of New York’

30 Jun

People.com:

On Tuesday, Bravo will air the 100th episode of The Real Housewives of New York. And in honor of this milestone, emotions seem to be 100 times heightened.

In PEOPLE’s exclusive sneak peek, Ramona Singer pours her heart out to Bethenny Frankel about the demise of her marriage to Mario. As Singer details in her new book, Life on the Ramona Coaster, Mario’s infidelity ended their union after 22 happy years together.

“He’s part of me. It may not be good for me, but he really is part of me,” Singer confides to Frankel after the other women have gone to bed. “I wish I knew how to fix him. I can’t fix him, and I want to fix him so badly.”

Frankel comforts her friend, and the two weep openly as they embrace. “I feel what she’s going through,” Frankel says. “It’s like she lost a body part. She’s not herself without him, and I totally get it.”

The vibe among the Housewives is not nearly as loving elsewhere in the episode, which is the second installment of a four-part documentation of the ladies’ trip to Turks and Caicos. Other story lines include Singer’s tense confrontation with Sonja Morgan over Morgan’s suspected alcoholism and Dorinda Medley’s spat with Heather Thomson at dinner.

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NeNe Leakes Is Leaving Real Housewives of Atlanta: ‘I Feel Like a Weight Has Been Lifted’

30 Jun

People.com:

You’re going to need a glass of wine for this one. After nearly eight drama-filled years on Bravo’s hit Real Housewives of Atlanta, fast-talking fan favorite NeNe Leakes is calling it quits, she tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Leakes, 47, – arguably the network’s biggest star, who’s been with the show since its inception – will not be returning for season 8. She says there comes a time when enough is enough.

“This was definitely a hard decision for me,” Leakes tells PEOPLE. “Me and my husband [Gregg Leakes] have been going back and forth on it for weeks now. But my contract is up and I just think this is the right time. This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things.”

The announcement comes with the news that Leakes will soon be focusing on totally new projects

“I’m actually going to be doing a new primetime television show with a big legend,” Leakes teases of the series she begins filming this week. “All of my fans will get to see me be really happy, witty and funny and tell all of those one liners that I always have said on Housewives.”

It’s a positive new direction that the mother of two is more than happy to take.

“I feel a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders,” says Leakes, who throughout the years was the center of many arguments and altercations on the show.  

Wow! This comes as a shock. For the most part I’ve always been a huge NeNe fan so it’s kind of sad to see her go. To be fair tho, NeNe did pretty much run out of friends on ‘RHOA’ and tho I haven’t followed any of her acting gigs, she’s obviously serious about it, so you can only wish her well. Not only will NeNe be missed, but ‘RHOA’ will never be the same without her.

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Kathy Wakile May Return To ‘RHONJ’ As A Starring Housewife

28 Jun

Inquisitr.com:

Will Season 7 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey once again show Kathy Wakile in the opening credits? In an interview with OK! Magazine at its So Sexy Party, posted on Thursday, Kathy, who was a recurring housewife on Season 6, said that her returning to the show as a starring housewife may be a possibility.

“You’ll have to watch and see but there’s been a lot of talk.”

It’s not clear what Kathy meant by “talk.” Does she mean there are a lot of the show’s viewers asking for her return, or does she mean that she and the show’s producers are actually in negotiation for the next season?

Even if Kathy doesn’t return for Season 7, she still has plenty to keep her busy. Besides continuing to build her new home, she’s promoting her dessert cookbook and working on her next cookbook. Kathy still keeps in touch with some of the show’s other cast members. She went to OK! Magazine’s So Sexy party on Wednesday night with Jacqueline Laurita. The night prior, both Kathy and Jacqueline went to The Real Housewives of Miami‘s Lea Black’s book signing event in New Jersey.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, in March, 2015, executive producer Andy Cohen said that they have yet to officially cast anyone for the new season. He also said that he’s keeping tabs on Kathy Wakile’s cousin, the currently incarcerated Teresa Giudice, who has starred on the show since Season 1, via Dina Manzo. A few weeks later, Andy confirmed that they’re casting for the new season, but that it may take a while to finalize.

“I’m still having signings with my book Indulge. I’m having so much fun meeting everybody and talking about their favorite desserts. And I’m working on my next book!”

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YAWN!!! Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley Cancel Their Wedding

28 Jun

RadarOnline.com:

Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley skipped their own nuptials!

“We had our wedding on May 23, but we didn’t show up!” Rossi admits in a new interview with OKMagazine.com.

The reason? “Unfortunately, fairly quickly, we found out that a lot of family members already planned trips for Memorial Day weekend so we were unable to have it [then], she reveals.”

Now that the big day has come and gone, Rossi, 36, and 41-year-old Smiley aren’t in any hurry to march down the aisle.

“At this point, Slade and I haven’t rescheduled the date,” explains Rossi, noting that they have both been “so busy” with their careers and with work.

But their relationship is still on track, despite the holdup.

“It’s just not the first thing on our schedule right now,” adds Rossi of their wedding, “but we’ll eventually get married!”

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Lisa Rinna: Throwing a Glass at Kim Richards ‘Was Probably the Biggest Moment of My Life’

27 Jun

People.com:

If anyone is equipped to handle the drama that comes along with joining a reality TV show, it’s Lisa Rinna.

Best known for her roles as Billie Reed on Days of Our Lives and Taylor McBride on Melrose Place, Rinna, 51, spoke to PEOPLE at the Barefoot Wine Bear Garten Pride Celebration in New York City on Thursday about her first season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – and yes, she talked about that whole glass-throwing incident.

“[The drama of RHOBH] surprised me,” she told PEOPLE. “I don’t think anything can prepare you for what ends up happening.”

Rinna’s most memorable moment from the show occurred when she went head-to-head with fellow cast mate Kim Richards during a dinner in Amsterdam. When Richards threatened to reveal a secret about Rinna’s husband, Harry Hamlin, the night quickly went from cocktails and laughter to broken glass and tears.

Even she was shocked by her actions that night. “I’d say breaking the glass was probably the biggest moment of my life,” she told PEOPLE.  

“I would have never thought that would happen in a million years. I didn’t even know I had that in me,” she added.

Rinna’s last words on the issue echoed what she told Richards during the altercation: “You just don’t go after my cubs and my family,” she told PEOPLE. 

However, now that her first season has wrapped, the actress and reality star has “learned a tremendous amount about other people and about myself. I tried to go in saying, you know, ‘I’m not going to react. I’m just not going to react,’ and then you end up reacting. It’s been really interesting.”

Rinna was a fan of RHOBH “for years. I’ve watched all the franchises,” she explained. “It’s not like I don’t know what I’m doing, but you get in there and you have no idea.”

Sources told PEOPLE that Richards is not returning. Bravo has yet to officially announce that Rinna will be joining RHOBH’s sixth season, but she took to Twitter earlier this week to coyly confirm she’ll return for one more year of glass-throwing: “I’ve always liked the number 6.” 

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Yolanda Foster’s Lyme Disease Battle: “She Will Get Through It,” Says Husband David Foster

27 Jun

EOnline.com:

Yolanda Foster keeps on fighting.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has been battling Lyme disease for three years.

“She’s doing fair. She’s just trying to work through it,” her husband, music master David Foster, told me last night at the premiere of Amy, the new documentary about Amy Winehouse (in theaters July 3). “You know, it’s been a tough battle, but she’s a fighter.

“She’s got big balls,” he continued. “They’re temporarily cut off, but they’ll be back.”

In January, Yolanda detailed her journey on her blog.

“Most of you know I have been battling Lyme disease for the past three years,” wrote Yolanda, whose daughters are models Gigi and Bella Hadid. “I wasted the first year trying to get diagnosed and spent the next two trying to find a cure. I have gone from the conventional long-term antibiotics to about every holistic protocol there is to offer,” she shared in her latest blog. “Unfortunately, I was only able to get to about a 60% recovery until I relapsed in early December and have not been able to find my way back.”

She continued, “I have lost the ability to read, write, or even watch TV, because I can’t process information or any stimulation for that matter. It feels like someone came in and confiscated my brain and tied my hands behind my back to just watch and see life go by without me participating in it.”

Just yesterday, she posted a thank you to her fans on Instagram.

“Thanks a Million for riding the wave with me,” she wrote. “Uncovering the mystery of chronic disease has been the greatest challenge Of my life. Your kindness and compassion during this journey has been a great source of support. I appreciate all your kind comments and check most your medical suggestions that resonate with me. As you know I am determined to find a cure affordable for all and hopefully life will grant me the opportunity to turn this test into testimony. Lyme disease is a global epidemic growing in the shadows so please be aware and educate yourself #OneMollionThankYou‘s #OneDayAtATime.”

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Teresa Giudice Tweets From Behind Bars Again, Admits She’s Having A ‘Difficult Time’

26 Jun

RadarOnline.com:

Teresa Giudice is tweeting from jail again!

In the midst of her 15-month sentence, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star took a moment to thank her fans for their support during her ongoing struggles.

As Radar previously reported, Teresa’s outside communications are extremely restricted in relation to people who are not close family members.

Giudice likely used a representative to tweet:

“Thank you for your outpouring of support and for standing by me through this most difficult time. Love love love you all!”

But the tough Jersey gal won’t let jail-time get her down! The reality star has even been spotted sunbathing on prison grounds, showing off her hot bod to fellow inmates.

Meanwhile, hubby Joe Giudice has signed on to film an hour-long Bravo TV special on life without Teresa, after months of negotiating with the network. The slot is said to earn him $150,000 towards the $400,000 the Giudices owe the government!

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LuAnn de Lesseps Debuts New Single “Girl Code”, Gets Called a ‘Dumb Hypocrite’ by Carole Radziwill

26 Jun

FOXNews.com:

The gloves are off in the battle between “Real Housewives” Carole Radziwill and LuAnn de Lesseps.
After LuAnn created a new summer song called “Girl Code (Don’t Be So Uncool),” Carole told Page Six she’s recording a tune, “Ya Dumb Hypocrite.” Ouch!
Lesseps is about to release her “Girl Code” tune — but other “Housewives of New York” are sniping that she’s the one who broke all sorts of codes on their recent trip to Turks and Caicos.
Before the vacation from hell — which sources said will take up the final four episodes of the Bravo series — even began, LuAnn took exception to Carole’s dating 30-year-old Adam Kenworthy, LuAnn’s chef and an ex of her niece.
But sources tell us that during the Turks and Caicos trip, “LuAnn hypocritically slept with the 21-year-old son” of an island staffer, and the two “went skinny-dipping in the ocean.”
The source also alleged, “She also hooked up with another guy named David.”
But a friend of de Lesseps’ insisted: “David was part of a group that LuAnn and Ramona [Singer] brought back to the house for drinks. It’s not true about the [21-year-old] at all.”
LuAnn’s song — with the chorus, “Don’t be so uncool/you broke the girl code/cause all that glitters ain’t gold/I gotta let you go” — was inspired by the Turks and Caicos blowup.
When we contacted Radziwill for comment about any beef with LuAnn, she quipped that she’s recording “Ya Dumb Hypocrite.”

Claudia Jordan Injured in Six-Car Pileup

25 Jun

TMZ.com:

Claudia Jordan got caught smack in the middle of a massive pileup Wednesday in Atlanta … TMZ has learned. 

According to our sources, Jordan was driving on Interstate 20 when 2 cars in front of her wrecked — she hit the brakes … and then got rear-ended by 2 cars behind her. When the dominoes stopped … a total of 6 cars were involved. 

Our sources say Jordan was able to drive herself to the hospital … and doctors say she escaped with a bad case of whiplash. 

Not a great week for Claudia — she just got word she was booted from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

Desperate Brandi Glanville Tries To Save Face After ‘RHOBH’ Firing

25 Jun

TMZ.com:

Brandi Glanville says she’s willing to give ‘Real Housewives‘ a second chance — if the show wants to give her one, which is cute … since producers already cut her, but sounds like she’s still available.

Glanville went on her podcast and announced the news TMZ already broke last week — that she’s leaving ‘RHOBH,’ but she made it seem like it was her decision, not the show’s.

As we also told you, Bravo was open to having her as an occasional guest next season. Check out the clip — Brandi’s either totally up for that, or telling her old bosses … thanks, but no thanks. It’s hard to tell … especially since she offered a cryptic hint about what else she might do for money. 

We’ll miss you, Brandi … and your nipple, too.

Nene Leakes’ Son Bryson Was Arrested Again…This Time For Connection To Check Forgery

24 Jun

AJC’s Radio & TV Talk:

NeNe Leakes’ oldest son Bryson Bryant was arrested last week in Douglas, GA in connection with a check forgery case.

Bryant, 25 of Duluth, was not charged with check forgery. He had a fake check written to him, but he hadn’t cashed it yet so he couldn’t be charged for that, according to Coffee County investigator Robert Sprinkle

Bryant was arrested only because he provided the cops with a false name, a misdemeanor.

On Tuesday, June 16, investigators made two arrests involving fraudulent payroll checked passed throughout the state, with more than $35,000 tracked. The Douglas Police Department saw an individual at a local McDonald’s with a laptop and printer making fraudulent Taco Bell payroll checks. That man, Inginac Walter Theodore of Athens was arrested on five felony counts for printing fraudulent checks.

The police said Bryant was in the vehicle and lied about who he was. Bryant’s ID was found with Theodore.

Bryant was arrested and released on bond. Theodore remains at the Coffee County jail, Sprinkle said.

According to booking information, Bryant is married and works at Five Guys.  RadarOnline said Bryant has a couple of children with Ashley Hill.

He has been charged with various minor infractions in his adult life. He was arrested in 2010 in Gwinnett County for a small pot possession charge. 

In 2011, he was arrested for shoplifting two Mach 3 razors at a Wal-Mart.

The rest of this comes from Radaronline:

In 2013, he was arrested for DUI after a car accident, then for reckless driving later in the year in Johns Creek.

While on probation, Bryant failed to report to his probation officer multiple times, tested for cocaine and skipped mandatory DUI school. As a result, Radaronline said he spent three months last fall in prison. He was also ordered into rehab earlier this year.

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Phaedra Parks Didn’t Bring Sons To See Imprisoned Dad Apollo Nida On Father’s Day

23 Jun

TMZ.com:

Apollo Nida had an extra sad Father’s Day, locked up in his federal prison cell … without a single family visitor. 

Apollo’s estranged wife, Phaedra Parks didn’t bring their two sons to visit him in prison on Sunday.

Sources tell TMZ … psychologists told her it wouldn’t be good for 5-year-old Ayden and 1-year-old Dylan to see dad locked up — especially because they’re so young. 

The boys still showed Apollo some love, sending cards and photos of what they’ve been doing.

As we’ve reported, Apollo is serving an 8 year prison sentence for stolen checks and money laundering.

We’re told Phaedra hasn’t visited him once — however, she does transfer funds to his prison books so he can make purchases while in the slammer. 

Just a guess, but he’d probably choose seeing his kids over a fresh pack of cigs.  

Heather Dubrow Accused of ‘Abuse’ After Taking 8-Year-Old Daughter To Get Legs Waxed — ‘You Could Hear The Poor Girl Screaming!’

23 Jun

RadarOnline.com:

Bravo beauty Heather Dubrow raised eyebrows recently after subjecting her 8-year-old daughter Max to a painful beauty procedure: Getting her legs waxed.

“You could hear the poor kid screaming all through the salon,” a witness at the Los Angeles salon the procedure was performed at told Star, adding their opinion of the wealthy reality TV beauty’s parenting decision.

“Even if her daughter was asking to get waxed, a good mom would realize that is way too young,” the witness said, sarcastically adding, “What’s next, Botox?”

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