Porsha Williams vs. Cynthia Bailey on ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’

30 Nov

Bustle.com:

Porsha and Cynthia have not been quick to get along on any recent seasons of Real Housewives of Atlanta, and even though it seemed as through they were finally back to normal, tensions erupted again over Porsha getting in a physical fight with Cynthia while out on a boat trip (terrible idea) with almost all of the Housewives. And even though Cynthia didn’t really seem married to the idea of being on the boat together with everyone, Kenya put it together, getting very protective over the guest list. But even though they were getting along before the event, it was actually Porsha, not her friend Shamea, who caused the most trouble.

Throughout the trip, most of the ladies were imbibing more than a few drinks, trying to egg on the “bachelorette party” theme of the party with good food, dancing, and a good time. And once a little tipsy, Porsha made a mistake: saying a joking “Whatever, b*tch” to Cynthia, who was immediately offended by the remark.

Cynthia, who, to be fair, certainly does use the word in an affectionate way, claimed that modifying it by saying “Whatever” made the whole thing “dismissive” and insulting. And even though Porsha did have a point that it was pretty clear that she was joking, she kept refusing to apologize, which would have instantly diffused the conflict.

And, of course, things got even worse when a physical scuffle started. Finger pointing very quickly turns into a fight, which is, of course, how Porsha found herself getting kicked out of the cast in the fist place, when she grabbed Kenya during the reunion.

And it looks like the next episode will feature Cynthia and Porsha pairing up again, so she wasn’t immediately kicked off of Season 8. Hopefully she can learn how to apologize by the time they meet up again, and Cynthia realizes that the jape was meant affectionately, because these two do not need to be exchanging any more blows on Real Housewives of Atlanta.

I know she’s still young, but the more Porsha gets into physical fights, messes with dudes who have scandalous backgrounds and continues to flaunt her body like that’s all she has to offer, the more you understand why ex-husband Kordell left her.

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Kim Richards Not Filming ‘RHOBH’ Season 6 For Free

30 Nov

Design&Trend.com:

Kim Richards is not working on the upcoming season 6 of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” for free.

Earlier this month, Life & Style published a report claiming that Richards is not getting paid for any of her appearances in the new installment of the Bravo series. Sources told the magazine that she found her way back to the show after agreeing to work for free.

“Kim wasn’t paid a dime to return to ‘RHOBH,'” an insider said. “She was desperate to get back on TV to restore her reputation.”

A few days after the story was published online, Richards’ sister Kathy Hilton took to Twitter to deny the report, writing: “Why would my sister @KimRichards11 work for free? I know we have a couple of snakes in the woodpile ,yet this is beyond!”

After starring as a main cast member on “RHOBH” for five years, Richards was fired from the show a few weeks after she was arrested for public intoxication, battery and resisting arrest at the Beverly Hills Hotel in April.

Last month, Radar Online broke the news that Richards is returning to the franchise after a source told the website that she was spotted filming with a Bravo crew outside of Palm Springs. Her comeback was then confirmed by the trailer for the new season.

While some fans are happy about Richards’ return, there are also some who criticize her for her decision to come back, believing that she’s not yet well enough to appear on the show.

However, Hilton appears to believe that it’s okay for Richards to be back on the reality show because she’s all better. On Wednesday, Nov. 25, Hilton retweeted a Twitter post expressing the belief that Richards got the help that she needed, and that’s why she’s back on the show.

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Tamra Judge Undergoes Cosmetic Procedure With Dr. Paul Nassif’s Help

26 Nov

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EOnline.com:

Things are getting real for Dr. Paul Nassif!

The Botched doctor recently had a Bravo star step into his private Beverly Hills office. But instead of wanting something fixed or repaired, Tamra Judge simply wanted a minor procedure that would target her lips.

“I am 48 years old and I feel like things are starting to fall and I don’t necessary want to get the surgery,” the Real Housewives of Orange County star told E! News exclusively. “I don’t do fillers. I’ve done them before and it was kind of a disaster.”

She continued, “It just didn’t look good so I don’t want that. I don’t want duck lip. I don’t want my lips to enter the room before me. I just want it to look a bit more youthful, more fuller.”

Don’t worry, Tamra. You are in good hands!

In his minor procedure, Dr. Paul uses Juvederm to “gently, conservatively” put some filler in both sides of Tamra’s lips.

Within a matter of minutes, viewers can see a difference without any bruises or visible swelling. 

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Kim Fields Admits ‘I’ve Lost Myself’ While Becoming Mom

25 Nov

People.com:

Kim Fields doesn’t have a lot of female friends.

The former Facts of Life star, 46, has openly admitted she was interested in joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta because she hoped it would bring her friendships outside her close-knit family.

“Now how in the world can you live without a girlfriend? Who do you tell your secrets to?” RHOA’s Phaedra Parks asks new castmember Fields in a preview clip exclusive to PEOPLE.

“For me, I don’t have, you know, the hangout girlfriends,” Fields responds in the clip, which will air Sunday. 

Fields goes on to admit (to Parks’ shock) that she doesn’t go and get her nails done or have spa days.

“Oh my god. Why? Are you kidding me? As long as I don’t look or smell homeless, I’m good,” Fields says.

In a to-camera confessional, Parks quips, “as a church going sister, I would think she would know cleanliness is next to godliness.”

“I don’t have a Kim happy place for Kim,” Fields says. “Other than my work, my kids, my husband.”

The actress – who is raising sons Sebastian, 8, and Quincy, almost 2, with husband Christopher Morgan – asks Phaedra how she found her happy places.

“I didn’t marry young. I knew who I was. I knew what I liked to do,” Parks says. “I didn’t want to lose myself in my marriage and my kids. So, I get my nails done every week. I get my hair done every week. You gotta get that time.”  

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Vicki Gunvalson Tells Andy Cohen: “If I Had to Do It All Over Again, I Would Not Have Divorced Donn”

25 Nov

USmagazine.com:

Hello . . . Donn. Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson revealed during her tell-all, one-on-one interview with Andy Cohen on Monday, Nov. 23, that while she is over her ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers, she cannot seem to let go of her ex-husband, Donn Gunvalson

Gunvalson, 53, has been on a very public tear against Ayers after he recently copped to fabricating cancer documents. “He said, ‘You’ll never have access to my medical records,'” Gunvalson told the Watch What Happens Live host. “It was another red flag.” 

Ayers owned up to faking documents after a rep from City of Hope hospital told Us Weekly earlier this month that he was never a patient at its cancer-treatment facility. 

“Words cannot express the deep regret that I have in fabricating documents to ‘prove’ to the world that I, in fact, have cancer,” Ayers told E! News on Nov. 11. “What I did was wrong and inexcusable. I acted alone, without Vicki’s knowledge, to produce documents for a reality TV show in hopes of putting doubts about my cancer to rest. I never intended to disclose my actual medical records or details about my private and personal medical history, thus the rationalization of presenting documents that weren’t true simply for a ‘story line’ for the show.”

Vicki, for her part, has claimed that she was duped by Ayers and had nothing to do with his cancer lies. In order to prove her point, she even provided email exchanges between her and her ex-boyfriend. “It means I am not in on this, right?” she said. “He had to orchestrate some crazy-ass chain of lies in order for all of this to make sense. He brought his work, friends, me, and the [Housewives] cast into this.”
 
While they were together, she fought to see the papers and for Ayers to prove his point. “Every night I fought with him. Every night,” she shared. In fact, there were instances when she herself would confront Ayers about his sickness. Gunvalson recalled how she would say, “Brooks, what’s going on? Do you have cancer? I don’t get what’s going on here.”

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Kyle Richards Talks Kim’s Alcohol Abuse On ‘Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’

24 Nov

Bustle.com:

Over the seasons of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, drama between the Richards sisters has been running rampant. As if the franchise needed even more confrontation, Kim and Kyle Richards have brought familial drama to RHOBH since Day One. On one hand, this dynamic is entertaining. On the other hand, it’s an entirely different relationship level that when it’s bad, you’re essentially watching a family fall apart. One of the things that has drawn the women apart is Kim Richards personal struggles with addiction, which have been made public throughout the seasons of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. On the RHOBH special, which highlighted Season 1 of the franchise, Kyle Richards opened up more about her sister’s alcoholism, revealing just how bad things got during the first season — specifically, limogate.

In one of the most iconic, and heartbreaking, scenes in Housewives history, Kim accused her sister of stealing her house, while Kyle accused her sister of being “sick and an alcoholic.” For both women, it was a low spot to relive during the reunion, but they seemingly were able to put their differences aside and work through things. Knowing that things haven’t necessarily been smooth for the women since is sad, but as a fan of the show, we didn’t even know how bad things were between the sisters until Kyle, and the other women, opened up about it on the special.

According to Kyle, Kim’s drinking has been kept a secret by the family for a while. Kim had been sober for some time, but throughout the season, Kyle started becoming suspicious that Kim was drinking again. In certain moments, like the dinner in New York City when Kyle and Camille Grammer go head-to-head, you can tell that Kyle is cautious of her sister’s sobriety, purely by the way she interacts with her. Taylor Armstrong also talked about Kim’s drinking on the special, claiming that there were small hotel liquor bottles empty in Kim’s room.

During the special, producers said they were aware that Kim was hiding her drinking. At the final party of the season, producers claimed that Kim was in a limo by herself, late to Taylor’s birthday party, because her manager was trying to sober her up. In another “unseen moment,” Kyle tells Kim that she was no longer going to “help” Kim because she didn’t stay “OK.”

Kim has been honest about her struggle with alcohol telling Dr. Phil, “I am an alcoholic,” and speaking about her relapse in the April 2015 interview. “I did have drinks a couple other times over the past few months. It was wine. I was ashamed to say anything at the reunion, embarrassed,” she admitted. “I was angry and frightened and I was scared. I knew what I had done … None of this would have happened if I didn’t drink.”

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Sheree Whitfield Disappointed By NeNe Leakes’ Exit From ‘RHoA’

23 Nov

DesignnTrend.com:

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Sheree Whitfield admitted that she’s quite saddened by NeNe Leakes’ departure from the Bravo series.

In a recent interview with The Daily Dish, Whitfield revealed that she would have liked the chance to speak with Leakes in the current season 8 of the reality show. But since Leakes announced her exit from the series over the summer, that potential conversation between them has become less likely.

“I was a little disappointed because I’ve always said I would definitely like to be back on the show when NeNe is there just so we can see how we’ve grown [and if] we’re we able to move forward, or are we still gonna be in the same place … four seasons ago,” Whitfield said. “That whole dynamic would be interesting.”

But should the conversation happen, considering the bad blood between the two ladies in the past, the 45-year-old fashion designer hopes it would be grown up. “I hope we would be able to sit and have a civilized conversation… and maybe have some laughs,” she said.

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Why Bravo Picked Potomac for the Newest ‘Real Housewives

23 Nov

WaPo.com:

Much like a photoshopped Tinder profile pic, America’s introduction to Potomac, Md., might have been just a tad misleading.

Viewers watching the promotional trailer for Bravo’s upcoming “Real Housewives of Potomac” could be forgiven for assuming that the Washington suburb was packed with nightclubs and other hotspots.
That’s not exactly the Potomac that residents would recognize.

So what’s it really like? Residents describe it as a quiet little hamlet, a bedroom community for Washington’s downtown bigshots who favor having a little land to spread out compared to the denser, close-in ‘burbs. It’s got a small cluster of mom-and-pop shops and offices, but not much nightlife to speak of. Once a rural retreat, the area saw a rush of development in the 1980s and 1990s.

“People who come from other bedroom communities, like Greenwich, are surprised — they might expect something older,” says Bill Moody, a co-founding partner of  Washington Fine Properties. “It’s a quaint village that doesn’t try to compete with city amenities — it’s never going to have its own Kennedy Center, because it’s part of that community already.”

Potomac has one element, though, that makes it prime territory for some Real Housewifery: it’s suuuper-wealthy. It regularly makes lists of wealthiest zip codes, and according to Forbes, the median home price is just under $1.2 million. The trailer for the show at least captures area’s country-clubby, equestrian flavor, with its shots of sprawling green.

Setting the show in the close-in suburbs was seen as a way for Bravo to have a second shot at the D.C. market. The network’s first effort at setting the show in Washington proper, 2010’s one-and-done “Real Housewives of D.C.,” was an unquestioned failure. The constraints of official Washington — clients, constituents, etc. — kept the onscreen behavior just a tad too proper to achieve Maximum Housewife.

As “Real Housewives” exec producer Andy Cohen promised during a recent visit to Washington, this cast will be all Bravo and no CNN. “Unlike the DC Housewives, this series is staying far away from the political drama,” he said.

Another reason to set the show in the relatively unknown ‘burb: even to those viewers unfamiliar with Maryland geography and culture,  “Real Housewives of Potomac” just sounds ritzier than “Real Housewives of Silver Spring.”

Potomac Chamber of Commerce president Adam Greenberg says neighbors have had mixed reactions to the news that their community’s national name recognition is about to soar higher than a Housewife’s stiletto. “I’ve heard everything from ‘I’m moving’ to ‘Bring it on — it will be fun,’” he says.

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Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas Argue About Marriage Woes: ‘Maybe I’m Just Not in Love’

22 Nov

People.com:

Things are looking rough Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas’ marriage.

In a clip for Sunday’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, the couple has a major confrontation about their relationship – and where it is headed.

Thomas says that the couple’s work lives have been the priority over their relationship, while Bailey says there is a “disconnect” between them that they need to address because they “can’t keep going like this.”

“Our problem is we made no time for each other,” says Thomas, going on to blame his wife for that. 

Bailey, 47 responds that she’s sacrificed for the relationship, uprooting herself from New York to be with her husband.

“I just know that I’m unhappy. What I equate to being unhappy is, ‘Well, maybe I’m just not in love with him anymore.”

Thomas, 55, pauses before saying he wants to know one thing.

“When did you stop loving me?” he asks.

The couple, who celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary over the summer, have faced rumors of infidelity after a video surfaced online of Thomas getting close with another woman. Bailey told PEOPLE over the summer they were working through any marriage problems they had.

“The show has more than tested our relationship, but I think we’re good,” she told PEOPLE. “And hey, God forbid we don’t make it, we know we tried! We can walk away with no guilt because we know we tried it in ever way.”  

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Shereé Whitfield Talks About Real Housewives of Atlanta Return, Kenya Moore Feud and Her Love Life

21 Nov

EOnline.com:

Shereé Whitfield helped bring the drama when she returned to Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta and there appears to be no love lost between her and co-star Kenya Moore, who she says has “no class.”

The 45-year-old appears on season eight, which began two weeks ago, after being away for three years. She and Moore, 44, got into a confrontation over their unfinished homes, which are located near each other.

“Let me be very clear, the word ‘friend’ is a big word with lots of meaning. I did not have any sort of friendship with her prior to the show, aside from a couple quick passings via mutual friends,” Shereé told E! News exclusively. “She has no class to have said what she has said, especially to someone she doesn’t know very well.”

“Good thing for her, I am an entirely different woman than I was when I first started the show,” she said.

Shereé said she is “enjoying this season of being back where I started.”

“We are a very diverse cast of strong personalities, but at the end of the day we have one thing we are looking out for—ourselves,” she told E! News. “There are many surprises coming from me in coming episodes!”

Moore talked about Shereé in a post on her Bravo blog.

“Now, I don’t count someone else’s money,” she wrote. “However, Shereé chose to purchase an existing home and tear it down to then build a custom 16,000+ square foot mansion with cash—and that’s her business. With that said, it becomes the City of Atlanta’s business when the build takes over four years, making it an eye sore for the neighbors and a nuisance by bringing property values down.”

“When I stated the obvious ongoing issues, Shereé took to unnecessary jabs at my home,” she said. “Things escalated from there because I touched on a sensitive subject. We are both strong women and prideful. I could have taken the high road and simply offered to start a Kickstarter campaign for her to finish building her house. Sheree came for me…what did you expect from Twirl?”

Shereé told E! News that when she purchased the lot for her family home, she “thought it would all flow and be done in no time.”

“However, that could be farther from the truth, especially when you are a perfectionist,” she said. “Then there is the contractors and everyone trying to take advantage of you.”

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Kyle Richards: We Won’t Hide Alcohol From Sister Kim

20 Nov

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TMZ.com:

Kyle Richards does not see any looming danger now that her sister Kim is back on ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,’ despite the fact that there’s booze on the set.

Kim has lost several rounds in her struggle with alcoholism, but Kyle clearly thinks it’s ridiculous to baby her sis and hide the bottle.

Kenya Moore On Attacking Sheree Whitfield Over House: ‘I Was Just Delivering The News’

20 Nov

BravoTV.com:

Kenya Moore‘s first encounter with Sheree Whitfield in the Season 8 premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is a moment we’ll never forget. What started as Sheree welcoming Kenya to the neighborhood upon hearing about the close proximity of Chateau Sheree and Moore Manor, quickly turned into a shade match between the two ‘Wives.

So does Kenya think she was a little too hard on Sheree, someone she had only met a couple of times before? Not at all, according to what she said during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live Sunday night. “I don’t think I went hard on Sheree. I think that I was just answering the questions that were asked,” Kenya said. “Even on [Sunday night’s] episode, we saw Kandi talk about Porsha’s guy dating some transgender [woman]. We’ve heard girls talk about other girls and deliver the news. I was just delivering the news.”

In other words, don’t shoot the messenger — especially when she delivers the news with a twirl.

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