Kim Zolciak Gets Booted Off ‘Dancing With the Stars’

30 Sep

Six days after Kim Zolciak suffered a stroke, she has withdrawn from “Dancing with the Stars.”

The former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, 37, appeared via Skype on Monday night’s episode to deliver an update.

“I feel really great,” she said. “I don’t know if you know, but I rehearsed on Saturday. I learned that whole dance that Jenna [Johnson] just did, but then my doctor told me yesterday that it’s too soon to fly.”

In her absence, Zolciak’s partner Tony Dovolani performed their scheduled dance with Johnson.

“I just wish her well,” Dovolani said of Zolciak. “I mean the family comes first, health comes first. I’m so happy she listened to the doctors. They said she might be able to fly on Sunday next week, so if the rules could be bent, just one time?”

Unfortunately, the rules couldn’t be bent. According to host Tom Bergeron, who referred to the show’s lawyers, any contestant who is unable to perform due to illness must withdraw from the show.

Zolciak then posted a video of her practicing on Saturday. “I just needed a few more days and then I’m cleared to fly,” she captioned it.

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Brooks Ayers Finally Reveals Medical Records, But the Ladies Still Aren’t Convinced He Has Cancer

30 Sep

Here’s the proof! Well, kind of. 

On the Sept. 28 episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Brooks Ayers finally revealed his medical records — but Tamra Judge et al remain unconvinced he’s telling the truth about his cancer. Plus, Heather and Terry Dubrow launched their skincare line on a home-shopping channel, and Vicki Gunvalson proved that she is the queen of passive-aggressive text messages. Oh, and during a meeting with her pastor, Tamra compared baptism to coming out of the closet and called for a “blonde version of the Bible.” Read the recap for more ridiculous(ly amazing) moments! Click here to see current pics of the Real Housewives’ kids.

Date Night
Shannon and David Beador have made repairing their marriage their first priority this season, and during this episode’s date night, their relationship looked stronger than ever. After the couple got settled at a beautiful beachside restaurant (aka Shannon ordered her signature Grey Goose soda with lime), they began to chat about their day.

“I talked on the phone a lot to Tamra and Heather,” Shannon said to David’s surprise. “Three months ago, I didn’t know if I could even trust Tamra or if they were my friends, and now I feel like both of them are really getting along.” 

“You were pretty close with Vicki and Brooks,” David responded. He mentioned the lunch that Shannon and Vicki had the day before and asked, “So you’re still close, aren’t you?” 

“That’s questionable,” she answered, reaching for her vodka cocktail.

After Vicki had left the lunch in tears the previous afternoon, she had sent Shannon a lengthy — and sassy — text message. Because what’s a sit-down with the OG of the OC without backlash?

“I’m extremely upset and hurt from lunch,” Shannon read to the camera. “Yes Shannon, I’m pissed and saddened by this BS. By the way, I never said that you were nasty and threatening. I said the lunch was nasty, which in my opinion, it was.” 

“I’ve only tried to help and I know that I’ve been a good friend,” Shannon told David, referring to the emotional support and medical references she had given Vicki after Brooks first claimed that he had cancer. “If she doesn’t think so, then that’s a real shame.” 

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Actress Kim Fields Officially Joins ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’

29 Sep

When NeNe Leakes said goodbye to the Real Housewives of Atlanta last year, the reality TV veteran left some big shoes to fill, but former Facts of Life star Kim Fields is ready to step into the spotlight.

“This is Hollywood royalty right here girl,” Kenya Moore says to Fields in the trailer for season 8.

Fields joins Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burress, Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks, Sheree Whitfield, and Porsha Williams in Bravo’s hit series, which returns Nov. 8.

While there’s never any shortage of drama when it comes to the Housewives, the latest season promises even more dramatic ups and downs as cameras capture Burress’ pregnancy, Bailey’s marriage troubles with husband Peter and Park’s new life as a single mom since ex-husband Apollo went to jail for fraud. 

And as far as Porsha Williams is concerned there’s only one thing on her mind.

“I want a baby,” she says. “All I need is sperm to get inside of me.”

Real Housewives of Atlanta returns Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.  

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Brooks Ayers & Vicki Gunvalson Secretly Showed Tamra Judge His Cancer Records But She Still Doesn’t Believe Them

29 Sep

The Real Housewives of Orange County‘s number one drama queen, Tamra Judge, has been happy to join the chorus of housewives openly doubting Brooks Ayers‘ cancer diagnosis. But has learned that her recent comments about Ayers’ lack of proof could be yet another bit of reality TV fakery — because Ayers and girlfriend Vicki Gunvalson recently showed her his medical records!

As Radar has reported, this season of the RHOC has focused on Gunvalson’s boyfriend Ayers, who has said he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma last year. Meghan Edmonds and other women on the show have openly doubted his diagnosis.

Hoping to stop the gossiping, “Brooks and Vicki showed Tamra his medical records,” an insider told Radar.

What’s more, said the source, “The cameras were rolling and it’s supposed to be shown as part of an upcoming episode of the show.”

But that didn’t stop Judge from speaking out last week to insist she needed more proof. “I mean, I just want to see the medical book with all the tabs [Vicki] made,” she told Hollywood Today Live. “I just want to see that book.”

Is Judge lying or does she have a reason to doubt the records she has already seen? Said the source, “Everyone will find out the truth soon, whether it’s reality or just more manufactured drama at Brooks’ expense.”

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Kim Zolciak: My Stroke Saved My Life

28 Sep

Kim Zolciak‘s mini-stroke was far more serious than anyone thought … we’ve learned she had a heart procedure following the TIA and could have died.

As we reported, Kim had the mini-stroke in Atlanta, hours after appearing on “Dancing with the Stars.” She had lost feeling on one side and her ability to speak, but it was only temporary. 

Kim has told friends that doctors thought she could be released almost immediately, but a test revealed there was a more serious, underlying heart issue. Doctors kept her in the hospital and she told friends the docs performed a procedure Friday. We do not know the nature of the problem or what doctors did to correct it. 

We’re told Kim would never have known about the heart issue had she not gone into the hospital for the TIA. And doctors told Kim if the heart problem were left untreated, it could have become life-threatening.

As for Kim’s status on “Dancing with the Stars,” our sources say it’s highly doubtful she’ll dance Monday.

Teresa Giudice and Husband Joe Have Phone Sex In Prison

26 Sep

Teresa Giudice has made it clear … one thing she DEFINITELY misses about life outside metal bars is hot steamy lovin’.

We’re told during an upcoming Bravo special about Teresa’s time in prison, viewers will be treated to phone conversations between Teresa and Joe. The camera is on Joe … you only hear Teresa from the prison phone. 

During one conversation, Teresa pleads for a little phone sex. Joe laughs it off … probably because a camera is trained on his mug.

Teresa talks about creating a fantasy life behind bars. Somehow she was able to watch “Magic Mike” and says she pictured Joe’s face on Channing Tatum‘s body as he grinded away. Picture that.

As for a little ‘OITNB‘ action … nada. Teresa says she’s had no romantic interaction with female inmates, but she hears plenty of it.  

The special airs October 11.

Kim Richards Celebrates Birthday With Former ‘Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ Castmates Brandi Glanville and Yolanda Foster

26 Sep

Kim Richards celebrated her birthday in style alongside former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” castmates and close friends Brandi Glanville and Yolanda Foster. As of late Kim, 52, has been struggling with her sobriety which has lead to some severe legal woes. Photos from her special day, however, suggest she may have turned over a new leaf. 

As was reported by Us Weekly, Kim spent her birthday lunching with Brandi, 42, and Yolanda, 51. The ex “RHOBH” star posted the photo on Instagram, sharing with fans that the trio “had a great birthday lunch” and referring to Brandi and Yoland as her “girls.” Brandi shared another version of the photo on her Instagram and Twitter Wednesday using the hashtag “#realfriends.”

That wasn’t Kim’s only appearance on social media this week. Sister Kyle Richards shared a throwback photo of her and her sister on set 1977 set of “The Car” with actor James Brolin, who was playing their father. The photo shows Kyle, 46, and Kim on the back of a motorcycle being driven by Brolin, now 75. Kyle made little mention of her sister in the post other than when she acknowledged that she was photographed. 

Kim has been in and out of rehab for alcohol addiction several times since April after relapsing. On Aug. 2 she was arrested at a San Fernando Valley, California, Target for shoplifting $600 worth of items. 

According to reports, Richards walked into the store, filled two carts worth of various items including snacks, stickers and lint rollers from the dollar section and left the store without paying. She is said to have gotten close to three feet outside the store’s exit before she was stopped by a security guard who placed her under citizens arrest. Richards was taken to a room for questioning before being placed under arrest by local authorities. It is also believed that she was living in her car at the time after over staying her welcome with several friends.

Prior to that she was arrested at the Beverly Hills Hotel after hotel staff alerted local authorities that she had been causing a scene inside the Polo Lounge. Police arrive shortly after the call was placed at which time they had to forcibly remove Richards from the hotel. She was taken to a local police station where she is said to have kicked an officer. 

She maintains that she is healthy since checking out of rehab one final time on Aug. 27, despite continued reports claiming otherwise. Richards recently returned to Twitter where she told an inquiring fan that she was still sober.

If Kim’s serious about staying sober she wouldn’t be hanging around a total lush like Brandi Glanville, who’s so desperate to get back on ‘RHOBH’ that she’ll do anything to stay “friends” with Kim and Yolanda. But hey, whatever.

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Kim Zolciak Has Mini-Stroke, Now OK

25 Sep

Outspoken “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kim Zolciak-Biermann suffered a scary health event that left her silent on Wednesday.

After flying home to Atlanta from an appearance on “Dancing With the Stars” in Los Angeles, Zolciak-Biermann says, she was overcome by a “mini-stroke” within minutes of her arrival. 
She knew something was wrong when the left side of her body went numb and she lost the ability to speak, according to a post on her Instagram account. 
The reality star, 37, shared a photo of herself in a hospital bed wearing a gown and monitoring devices but says she’s doing better.
“I have 100%of my feeling back THANK GOD,” she said in the post.
The “Tardy for the Party” singer thanked her husband, NFL player Kroy Biermann, among others, for reacting quickly and helping her during the unexpected event. She closed out her message with #CrazyAgeDoesntMatter.
A mini-stroke, or transient ischemic attack, is caused by a blood clot that temporarily blocks an artery, according to the American Stroke Association.
Zolciak-Biermann was set to be released from the hospital Thursday.

Gretchen Rossi Slams Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge

24 Sep

Gretchen Rossi may have left The Real Housewives of Orange County with a broken heart and fewer friends, but she has bounced back. Gretchen was shocked that her co-stars didn’t find her proposal to Slade Smiley emotional and powerful. Some of Rossi’s co-stars called the proposal hollow, and she was clearly hurt by the words. These days, Gretchen doesn’t really speak to any of her former co-stars, and she knows why.

Gretchen Rossi stopped by Watch What Happens Live last night and she had plenty to say about this season of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Even though Rossi left years ago, Gretchen still keeps tabs on her former co-stars, especially those who have hurt her. While Rossi may not have gotten an offer to return to the show, Rossi knows why Tamra Barney would hate to see her return.

According to a new Bravo report, Gretchen Rossi thinks that Tamra’s new “good girl” persona is one that she is faking on this season of the show. And if Rossi was on The Real Housewives of Orange County, she would be the first person to call her out.

“I think it’s funny, because I know why she wouldn’t want me back,” Gretchen told the Daily Dish at her fashion show recently, adding, “Because I would call her out on all of her sh**. That’s just the truth. Right now she’s playing the ‘Oh, I’m a good girl this season,’ because she loves to go back and forth and play this character, as she said in the press she plays. So this season it’s, ‘Oh, I’m going to be the character of the nice Christian girl’. If I was there I would be calling her out.”

But Rossi has another card up her sleeve. Rossi is friends with one of Tamra’s former best friends and that means she has some potential dirt on the new grandmother.

“Because I’m friends with her ex-BFF Ricky, who has a lot of dirt to tell me about her,” Gretchen Rossi told Andy Cohen, sharing that Tamra would hate for her to come back on the show, according to Reality Tea.

“The truth is that Vicki and Tamra had so much to say about my relationship with Jeff and they beat me up all the time about it. I was attacked and harassed a lot about that. I just find it interesting that Vicki’s now coming on the show with a family member that’s sick with cancer when they said I shouldn’t be on the show with somebody that’s sick with cancer. They also had a lot of false accusations about me and now Vicki’s in that same hot seat. Part of me feels compassion for her but at the same time I feel like Karma has shown up and her name is Meghan,” Gretchen reveals.

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Cynthia Bailey Talks ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Season 8, NeNe Leakes and Sheree Whitfield

24 Sep

Fans will see a few new faces when “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” returns for season 8 this fall, and while Cynthia Bailey won’t confirm the identity of the new members of the Bravo series, she did say in a recent interview that bringing new people to the reality TV series keeps it interesting.

“I’m always for new blood,” Bailey told Wetpaint referring to the several potential cast members rumored to be a part of “RHOA” in the upcoming season. “I think it just changes the dynamics of the group and makes everything more interesting and more fun.”

Bailey also expressed her excitement for Sheree Whitfield’s return. “I’m excited to have Sheree back, in particular, because we never really got a chance to get to know each other when we were on the show before,” the 47-year-old TV personality said. “We have kids of the same age … and they actually went to an acting camp together, so it’s going to be interesting to see how it plays out this time around.”

Whitfield, who is one of the original housewives when the series was launched in October 2008, last appeared on the show’s season 4. It’s still unclear whether she’s a main housewife in the new installment.

At the latter part of the interview, Bailey also addressed NeNe Leakes‘ exit from the series, saying that she respects her former co-star’s decision despite their differences in the past.

“I know that she wanted to move on to other things, [and] it’s cool,” she told Wetpaint. “Regardless of what NeNe and I have been through, I always respect her as a businesswoman. She works hard, and I respect that.”

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Shannon Beador on the State of Her Marriage and Huge, Unresolved Vicki Battle

23 Sep

Shannon Beador‘s got some serious lemon bowl arranging to do because things are getting real in the O.C.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star sat down with E! News to preview the road ahead as season 10 begins to wind down—and it’s safe to say that her recent tension with Vicki Gunvalson isn’t going away. In fact, it’s only going to get worse.

“I’m just gonna say, ‘Shannon vs. Vicki.’ That pretty much describes the finale to me,” Shannon told us ahead of the Monday, Sept. 21 episode. “And it’s not something that I’m excited about. It’s not something that should’ve happened.”

What happens between the former Aries pals?

Fractures in the ladies’ friendship began to show on Monday night’s episode when Shannon joined the chorus of voices questioning the legitimacy of Vicki’s boyfriend Brooks Ayers‘ cancer diagnosis, something that didn’t sit well with the O.G. of the O.C. “My friendship is being questioned by Vicki and I am loyal to a T,” Shannon said. “When you’re my friend, you’re my friend for life. It’s just that there were so many different, inconsistent stories.”

Shannon said leading into the filming of the reunion special, she and her former BFF have hardly spoken—and that’s the way she wants it. “What’s best for me with what I’m dealing with in my life…is I go dark. I don’t need all this stuff in my life. I don’t need all this added drama that makes no sense to me so I just shut it down,” she revealed. “There’s no need for me to talk to her if I’m going to keep getting accused of not being a good friend and drinking the Kool-Aid…What kind of Kool-Aid is that? I don’t get that.” Yikes!

For more on the beef between the blondes, and a happy update on the state of Shannon’s marriage, be sure to check out the video above!

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