The Real Housewives of New York City season eight was reportedly going to move forward without Kristen Taekman, who has been accused of failing to have an interesting storyline. However, after Taekman’s husband, Josh, admitted to being one of the 30 million users of Ashley Madison, a source claims Bravo has changed their mind about booting her from the show.
On August 25, a source offered the following Real Housewives cast update to Real Mr. Housewife:
“Kristen didn’t have much of a storyline this season, which is why Bravo was seriously considering canning her. However, Bravo loves a good scandal, sad as that may be, especially when it can play out for their cameras. Think of all of the drama this Ashley Madison reveal could bring to the show.”
Taekman was brought aboard the Real Housewives‘ New York-based franchise during the show’s sixth season and continued her full-time role when season seven returned earlier this year. Then, as the season came to an end, the Real Housewives star was thrust into the spotlight after her husband admitted to having an account on Ashley Madison, a dating website that promotes affairs. While speaking to PEOPLE Magazine, Josh claimed he made a mistake by “foolishly” signing up for the site and offered an apology to his Real Housewives star wife and their two children.
“Unfortunately, this is bound to be a tough time personally for Kristen, but this will up her chances at a [Real Housewives of New York City] return for sure.”
As the Inquisitr previously reported, rumors of Kristen Taekman’s possible firing from The Real Housewives of New York City first began swirling earlier this summer. At the time, a source told Page Six that Taekman’s feud with her Real Housewives co-star, Bethenny Frankel, wasn’t helping her cause when it came to returning for season eight.
“[Kristen Taekman] will probably not be invited back to the show because she doesn’t fit in and her story line is stale. It will be the nail in Kristen’s coffin. Bethenny wants her off the show. She is now the anchor. [Kristen Taekman] is likely departing.”
OK! Magazine also spoke of the Real Housewives star’s possible exit, claiming she “has been way too boring. She didn’t bring enough drama to the cast.”
They stunned fans when they locked lips during filming for Celebrity Apprentice last month.And it seems Gabi Grecko and Real Housewives Of Melbourne’s Gamble Breaux just can’t get enough of each other.The pair were inseparable on Tuesday as they dirty danced and once again kissed on the dance floor at the Fashion Aid Media Call in Melbourne.Showing off her freshly dyed purple hair, Gabi, 26, couldn’t keep her hands off the 43-year-old reality TV star- even referring to her as ‘my new love’ on social media during the event at Bond Nightclub.The close pals posed for photos together before hitting the dance floor.Wearing a plunging-neckline dress, Gamble stood behind the wife of 72-year-old Geoffrey Edelsten waving her hands in the air before arching her body back and bringing Gabi in close.
While Gamble showed off her ample cleavage, Gabi was hard to miss in a characteristically flamboyant outfit that consisted of pointed bust plates and sheer stockings acting as pants.But if the pair weren’t showing off their blossoming friendship, they were posing for photos alongside fellow Housewives Lydia Schiavello.Gamble took to social media to show off the ultimate three-some and captioned their photo: ‘The really undomesticated Housewives of Melbourne… Truly.’
This isn’t the first time Gabi and Gamble have flaunted a of public display of affection.Last month, the two socialites locked lips as they wrapped their arms around each other’s waists tightly while walking the busy streets of Sydney.At the time Gabi was filming scenes for the upcoming Celebrity Apprentice sparking rumours Gamble may be joining the Channel Nine show at some point in the series which also stars Housewife Gina Liano.
Ever since Camille Grammer announced that she had been diagnosed with cancer in 2013, her fans and supporters have been eagerly hoping for her to have a full recovery. The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star gave HELLO! US an update on her health while attending the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards in West Hollywood.“It is much better,” she told us at the Pump restaurant event. “Thank you. I’m here to support the Humane Foundation, but I have a great foundation that I’m very passionate about. It’s the Foundation for Women’s Cancer and I’m the chairman of the national race this year in Washington DC.”The mother-of-two spoke about why it was important for her to work with the Foundation, after going through her own battle with the disease. “It’s a huge honor and I’m so passionate about this because my mom had ovarian cancer, Stage 3. I had uterine cancer Stage 2. There’s so much awareness for breast cancer, and we all agree that that’s important, but there are other female cancers that need to be in the forefront also. So that’s my goal. To heighten and raise awareness and teach people to go to their doctor and learn their symptoms.”However, just because she was recovering from a serious illness, doesn’t mean Camille doesn’t want to have a personal life. She spoke about what it’s like trying to date while also recovering from her battle with cancer.“Well, I needed time to recover from chemo radiation,” she admitted. “It was very hard after the surgery I had, a radical hysterectomy, to jump into a romantic situation. I do have great male friends and of course I have somebody very special in my life but I keep it, I don’t talk about it. Maybe down the road, but you know, I’m just taking everything slow.”
“My trip in Israel is one I will always treasure but the most special and spiritual moment was getting baptized and being thankful for God and Jesus,” the 36-year-old wrote alongside an Instagram photo of herself Wednesday in a flowy dress after the ceremony (she noted that the dress is a Michal Negrin original)
Krupa, a devout Catholic, told the New York Post’s Page Six that she decided on the baptism (in the Jordan River) despite being baptized as an infant, saying, “As an adult I wanted to confirm my beliefs and to show thanks for my life and everything I have accomplished.”
Krupa slipped into the Michal Negrin number after wearing an oversize white shirt (that featured a religious image on the front) above a pink and blue bikini for the baptism.
Photos of the biblical ceremony show Krupa emerging from the water, where Jesus is believed to have been baptized, with her arms in the air and a smile on her face.
Well, that’s a first.
Andy Cohen has hosted hundreds of hours worth of Real Housewives reunions. He’s seen tears, cat fights, walkouts and plenty of wine-chugging. But on Thursday night, Bravo’s finest managed to lull a Real Housewives of New York City star to sleep.
“Do you want me to wake you when something happens regarding you?” Cohen asked, laughing.
Then, the cast went back to business, bickering over their doomed trip to Turks and Caicos, otherwise known as the sixth circle of hell.
Kristen Taekman, Heather Thomson and Radziwell were still being all, like, uncool about Singer and LuAnn de Lesseps letting a naked man into their vacation home, which led the ladies to debate the most pressing existential question of our time: What’s the girl code?
“Ramona, it is completely inappropriate and sloppy of you to send a complete stranger that you met two hours ago upstairs,” Taekman chastised. “That’s gross and disgusting, and that, my friend, is breaking girl code.”
Singer and de Lesseps explained that they got drunk at a karaoke bar and brought two guys home. Yes, de Lessep’s was married/”getting divorced”, but no, she insisted, they did not hook up – they just went for a platonic stroll on the sand!
“You didn’t walk on the beach and play Parcheesi,” Bethenny Frankel cracked.
Thomson’s problem was that the “safety and security” of the sleeping Housewives was put at risk. (“It’s a lot, Scarlett O’Hara,” Frankel said, rolling her eyes.)
There was a lot of talk of de Lesseps’ dalliance with the French Johnny Depp pirate man in St. Barths a few seasons ago, Singer admitted she should have just called a cab for her inebriated overnight guest, and Frankel declared the squabble “the most ridiculous argument in Housewife history.”
Kim Zolciak is going dancing! The Don’t Be Tardy star will hit the dance floor for season 21 of Dancing With the Stars, E! News has exclusively learned from multiple sources. ABC does not comment on casting rumors.
Kim shot to fame on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta. From there, she launched a singing career—don’t deny, you know you love “Tardy for the Party” and “Google Me”—and got her spinoff, the appropriately titled Don’t Be Tardy…
A mom of six, Kim is married to footballer Kroy Biermann. The two met while Kim was on RHOA and their wedding was chronicled for a spinoff. Other women from the Real Housewives world to compete on DWTS include Lisa Vanderpump and NeNe Leakes.
Season 21 of Dancing With the Stars also includes Nick Carter, Bindi Irwin, teen sensation Hayes Grier and jockey Victor Espinoza. E! News has also learned Paula Deen, Chaka Khan, Alex Vega and Big Time Rush‘s Carlos Pena will also be part of the growing cast.
Dancing With the Stars returns September 14 on ABC. The full cast will be announced on Good Morning America on September 2. Kim’s Don’t Be Tardy airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on Bravo.
Brandi’s lawyer has fired off a series of written questions which Joanna must answer under oath, notably:
“Is it your contention in this lawsuit that your vagina and/or vulva are odorless? If yes, please explain with specificity why your vagina and/or vulva are odorless.”
It would seem Brandi and her attorney are going down a path that could lead to some interesting courtroom testimony … and demonstrations.
Yes, we’ll be livestreaming.
Even a breakup from her boyfriend of four years can’t take the “woo-hoo!” out of Vicki Gunvalson. The Real Housewives of Orange County star just announced her breakup from Brooks Ayers this week, but we hear she’s back on the dating scene!
The OG from the OC reportedly is already looking ahead to the next season of the show, where she hopes to explore love with another man — someone she has yet to meet.
“The company that she owns is doing amazing and she has a lot to offer someone,” a source close to Vicki tells RadarOnline.com. “She does want to find someone to spend the rest of her life with and thinks that the right guy is definitely out there.”
Glad to hear her split hasn’t ruined her spirits! It can be hard being an empty nester and having no one to spend your free time with — well, aside from her dramatic pals like Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge. But all of Vicki’s RHOC co-stars are apparently very happy she’s called it quits with the controversial Brooks.
“Her co-stars are really glad that she is finally done with Brooks and are really looking forward to making her quest for love a part of the show. It will be fun for them,” the insider explains.
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A mogul match! Bethenny Frankel is dating CNBC’s The Profit’s Marcus Lemonis, Us Weekly exclusively confirms.
“They met over the summer and have been seeing each other. He’s really smart, successful, and so nice. They really like each other,” a source tells Us of the Real Housewives of New York City star, 44, and the businessman, 41.
The couple have been enjoying their time in and out of the city, and attended Ron Perelman’s Apollo in the Hamptons dinner on Aug. 17 together, a second source tells Us.
Back in July, the Skinnygirl mogul gave Lemonis a shout-out on Twitter. “Couldn’t sleep. Found @marcuslemonis on @TheProfitCNBC I like him & his way of doing business,” she shared with her followers.
Earlier this month the Bravo star joked about rumors she was dating friend and Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet, and in March told Andy Cohen on WWHL that she didn’t know what kind of guy she was looking for. “I think the kind of guy that I would need to be with has to be able to handle me, which is a tall order,” she said.
It’s not often a Real Housewives star threatens another so openly, but that’s just what Vicki Gunvalson did to Meghan King Edmonds on The Real Housewives of Orange County. Something tells us this won’t be the only fight to go down in Heather Dubrow‘s gigantic (seriously, it is HUGE. She has 14 bathrooms!) mansion.
“I say this: Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus, he’s cured. Don’t you ever question if he has cancer again. I’ll take you down!” Vicki shouted over the luncheon table at Meghan. “Is my mother still alive? Guess what? She’s dead. How dare you! I’m shaking right now because I’m so upset with you.”
Let’s rewind: Tamra Judge brought her iPsychic (she had only previously consulted with him over Skype) to lunch with Heather and Meghan and he said he didn’t see cancer in Brooks Ayers‘ life. Meghan, whose husband’s ex-wife was battling cancer at the same time, had questioned Brooks’ recent choices after he stopped chemotherapy and decided to go an alternative route. She shared her questions with Tamra, Heather and Shannon Beador, and Shannon couldn’t complete her dinner with Vicki without spilling there was gossip. But, Tamra was the one who told Vicki exactly what the gossip was.
Vicki told Meghan she should assume the iPsychic meant Brooks was going to beat the cancer and that’s thanks to Jesus. “We thank Jesus in advance for his healing, amen,” Vicki said. “God has the answer, not a psychic.”
“We’re not going to talk about God,” Meghan said.
The fight continued with fingers wagging and more threats.
“Shame on you,” Vicki said.
“For what? Caring?” Meghan asked. “Do you realize you’re upset with me for being concered? You’re just an old woman who’s bitter at the world.”
“Old woman”? Those are fighting words.
Kristen Taekman‘s husband Josh on Monday admitted he used an Ashley Madison account, after reports surfaced linking him to the cheating website.
“I signed up for the site foolishly and ignorantly with a group of friends and I deeply apologize for any embarrassment or pain I have brought to my wife and family,” Josh, 46, told People. “We both look forward to moving past this and getting on with our lives.”
The husband of the stunning Real Housewives of New York star, who has an energy supplement business called EBOOST, initially denied the existence of the account to DailyMail.com, saying that “there’s not a shot in hell that [he’s] a subscriber,” and that someone was “fraudulently using [his] name and number.”
Josh, who has two kids with the outspoken blonde beauty — Cassius, 6, and Kingsley, 3 — was linked to the site since June 2011 under the email JTeezy012@gmail.com, which matches his Twitter handle, @Jteezy012. He paid for 62 transactions over that time, the website reported, adding that all activity on the account ceased in June of 2014.
Kristen told our friends at OK! last year that she was “really bummed about how he was portrayed” on the Bravo series, amid harsh feedback on social media.
“People are calling him a douche bag, and it really hurt him; he is not a douche bag,” she said. “The show made him seem much harsher than he really is. Josh is an amazing guy, and a wonderful father.”
Drink! Real Housewives of Orange County star Meghan King Edmonds isn’t 100 percent real — the Bravo newcomer revealed to Us Weekly during a fun game of Never Have I Ever that she has breast implants. She also dished that she’s not opposed to marijuana and she’s willing to turn things up in the bedroom with husband Jim Edmonds!
“It wasn’t fair because my mom always had boobs and was super skinny and I never did…so I had to pay for mine,” the pink-haired reality star tells Us. (Edmonds dyed her tresses in honor of her husband’s ex-wife LeAnn, who lost her battle with cancer last month.)
The Season 10 newcomer, 30, also took a sip of bubbly when asked if she’s ever watched porn with someone else. “I have with my husband,” she admitted. “I think it’s disgusting usually.”
Also on her “have” list? The youngest Housewife revealed she’s smoked weed and eaten a whole pizza and cake by herself. “Who hasn’t done that? Aren’t we American?” she joked, laughing.
She hasn’t, however, joined the Mile High Club yet or gotten into a bar fight with another woman — a surprising revelation considering she stars on RHOC!
The names continue to trickle out after the recent Ashley Madison hack.
The same hackers who threated to expose the identities of more than 37 million cheaters last month appeared to have followed through with their promise shortly after their security breach, and the latest name to surface is the husband of Real Housewives of New York star Kristen Taekman.
E! News has learned that Josh Taekman had an account with the website, which is used for individuals looking to have an affair, and a source tells E! News that this new information could be the breaking point for this reality couple.
“Kristen is embarrassed by this entire situation,” the insider tells us. “They have had their problems in the past but worked hard on them. This could be the final straw and the end of their marriage.”
The couple, who are currently in Los Angeles as part of their EBOOST tour, have displayed some problems within their marriage on the small screen in the past.
During Taekman’s debut on the reality show, fans quickly saw that there was tension between the duo from arguments that played out in front of cameras. Those interactions drew a number of negative reactions from viewers on social media, which became part of the reason they decided to not show Josh on-camera for the Bravo series anymore.
Listen, Kristen Taekman annoys the crap out of me with all her whining and that gross look she gets on her face when she’s…surprised. Plus, she’s a friend of Brandi’s which makes me can’t stand her even more. But damn, finding out your husband joined a notorious website for people looking to cheat…well, that just sicks.
The Real Housewives of Orange County family is growing!
Kara Bosworth, the daughter of former cast member Jeana Keough, is expecting her first child, a girl, with husband and NFL player Kyle Bosworth.
The couple shared the news in an adorable pregnancy announcement video.
“We’re so excited about Baby Girl Boz and we can’t wait to be parents,” the couple told E! News. “Grandma Jeana already has a nursery set up in her house—this is going to be one spoiled baby!”
The couple also told E! that their due date is Feb. 3.