Kyle Richards is NOT quitting Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, RadarOnline.com has learned. Her brother-in-law, Rick Hilton, made the shocking claim earlier this week, but insiders say it’s just the latest salvo in their ongoing family feud.
When Rick told reporters at LAX on Monday that Richards was done with Bravo, “Kyle was absolutely stunned,” an insider told Radar. “There has been so much family drama between Kyle and her sister Kathy Hilton, Rick’s wife, ever since Nicky‘s wedding last summer. Kathy was furious that Kyle was blabbing about the wedding drama on camera.”
Reconciliation seemed possible when Richards and Kathy ran into each other at Kris Jenner‘s Christmas Eve party. According to the source, “Kyle told Kathy she had asked Bravo to cut any further mention of the wedding from RHOBH, but there was never any talk about quitting the show.”
So why did Rick speak out?
“Kyle thinks Rick is trying to publicly pressure her into leaving RHOBH,” the source claimed. “That if she refuses to do so, it will make her look bad.”
But the source insisted, “These family issues won’t take Kyle off the show. She loves being on it, especially without her other sister Kim.”
On Sunday’s episode of RHoA, Kenya called Kim out on the outfit she’d chosen for Kandi Burruss and Demetria McKinney’s video release party, saying the shorts-and-boots combo the former Living Single star had picked made her look like a “confused prostitute at Disneyworld.”
It doesn’t look like Kenya’s shade has left Kim hurting, however — the mom of two took to her BravoTV.com blog to provide a little info on the look, giving no apologies for the risque outfit.
Kim described her sexy look as “Fashion History: Vintage ‘hot pants ‘n boots’ a la late ’60s early ’70s.”
While Kim seems to be keeping her cool about the whole situation, this isn’t the first time it’s been clear Kenya is gunning for her this season.
Prior to laying the recent sartorial smackdown on Kim, Kenya tore into her for seeming to defend Tammy McCall Browning’s nephew when he got aggressive in Miami. Master of shade that she is, Kenya expressed her disappointment through a series of tweets in which fans accused Kim of bearding for her husband, followed by Kenya’s call for Kim to be removed from the show’s cast.
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” is introducing two new regular cast members this season, with recording artist Erika Girardi, better known by her stage name Erika Jayne, making her debut on Tuesday’s episode.
Recruited to the show by her best friend and co-star Yolanda Foster, Girardi joins the Bravo reality show with fellow freshman Housewife Kathryn Edwards for Season 6.
Though jumping into a show after six years can be a daunting prospect, and Girardi says she hadn’t watched the show before being cast, she jumped at the opportunity.
“To step into a group of women [who have already known each other for years] is sometimes awkward, sometimes uncomfortable,” Girardi said in an interview with TheWrap. “But everyone is really smart and has a lot to offer. And it’s a really fun group of women. I enjoyed my experience immensely.”
Read the full interview below:
TheWrap: What was it like coming on to a show that’s been around for a while with an established cast?
Girardi: You’re right that they were already an established group. So to step into a group of women like that is sometimes awkward, sometimes uncomfortable. But everyone is really smart and has a lot to offer. And it’s a really fun group of women. I enjoyed my experience immensely.
Did you find that the women acted differently on- and off-camera?
I think everyone is pretty much themselves all the time. And at their core, these are some really strong, smart, accomplished women.
What made you want to do the show?
I think it’s a great opportunity to be yourself and have fun. And I don’t have a lot of women friends. That’s the great thing about this show, it’s an opportunity to invite this group of women into your life.
In efforts to maintain her storyline beyond being an instigator and a pot-stirrer, Kenya has introduced viewers to her new man.
Trainer Matt Jordan recently made his debut on RHOA. Twitter couldn’t help but have mixed reactions to their on-screen chemistry.
“Kenya, Matt doesn’t want you,” said @IamBJP
What makes Matt and Kenya’s union seemingly real is the fact that he went to bat for her on social media.
He recently made the former Miss USA his WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) a few days early and his comments included some haters.
“…People swear she can’t get a man, clearly she doesn’t want one,” said @gotebi. To which Matt responded, “She can get what she desires, she has a man and she’s well taken care of!”
We got Rick at LAX Monday, and asked about the family rift over Nicky’s wedding … where Kyle’s hubby Mauricio was persona non grata.
Rick told us Kyle’s upset at Bravo … so upset she’s given notice. Fact is … we’re told Kyle has threatened to quit in the past.
We’re getting a very different story from sources connected with “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” who say what this is really about is that Mauricio is now a competitor of Rick’s in the real estate biz. As for Kyle, they say she’s going nowhere.
For one Real Housewives star, news that his kids haven’t gotten permission to visit him in prison is reportedly a good thing.Apollo Nida, husband of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks, is currently serving an eight-year sentence for fraud and was recently moved to a new prison facility, according to TMZ. The site reports that Nida’s two children, 5-year-old Ayden and 2-year-old Dylan, have not gotten approval to visit their father, but that both parents are OK with that. TMZ reports that sources say Nida believes it would be too traumatic for the boys to see him in prison, at least until they are older, and Parks agrees. In the meantime, the children will FaceTime with their dad.While still legally married, Parks and Nida are no longer together.Though both parents seem to have their children’s best interests in mind, Stacey Bouchet, an expert on family strengthening who is also the child of a formerly incarcerated parent, says it’s always best for children to see their imprisoned parents in person. “Some parents think it’s traumatic, and it’s true that it can be an ordeal,” she tells Yahoo Parenting. “But it benefits the children a great deal. Many prisons have special activities set up for parents to engage meaningfully with children, and it can be a wonderful experience.”
Is Eileen Davidson’s marriage in jeopardy? During a sneak peek at the December 22 episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Eileen Davidson and her husband, Vincent Van Patten, are seen sitting down for lunch as they discuss a timing issue.
“I can’t look at the clock and go, ‘It’s almost nine, now I can get mad at him.’ I mean, I can’t do that,” Eileen Davidson explains, likely in regard to one of her sons.
Then, in response, Van Patten tells Eileen Davidson, “Because you are an idiot.”
Right away, Eileen Davidson appears to be caught off-guard, and who can blame her? However, despite Van Patten’s odd comment, Eileen Davidson recently claimed she and Van Patten are just fine. In fact, she says The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has actually been beneficial to her marriage, and made her relationship with Van Patten stronger. Although a separate preview clip of the sixth season also seems hint at marital troubles, Eileen Davidson spoke to OK! Magazine weeks ago, confirming her and Van Patten’s marriage was very much intact.
“Actually that is just a teaser because there is nothing going on in our marriage frankly,” Eileen Davidson told the magazine, according to a report by Radar Online. “We always were and we are [doing fine] right now, yes.”
“I told Lisa Rinna just a couple months ago: The show is actually really good for my marriage because I appreciate him so much going through all these ups and downs with the ladies. In our instance, it’s making our marriage stronger.”
As for why Eileen Davidson seemed to be at odds with Van Patten on the show, she noted editing as the culprit.
“I guess you can misconstrue it because it doesn’t really say anything, does it?” she said. “It just has me crying about something, and then it has him saying, ‘You were attacking me.’ But you will just have to look at it to really understand what context it’s in.”
Before the season began, a report spoke of a possible divorce between Eileen Davidson and Patten.
“It appears that some of the show’s biggest highlights will surround Davidson and her husband drama,” Soap Shows reported in November, prior to the premiere of the sixth season. “Has her marriage become so fragile that the once-happy couple may not make it through another season of cameras following their every move?”
Demetria McKinney may not be on Real Housewives of Atlanta anymore, but she’s still making use of those friendships she formed while on the show, especially as they pertain to her burgeoning music career.
Not only did Kandi help write the upbeat tune about troublesome fellas, but the former Xscape member also sings on the track and appears in the accompanying music video, a snippet of which you can see below.
Kandi shared the clip on Instagram and noted we’ll get to see how the video came together on this Sunday’s episode of RHoA. The expectant mom also revealed the new single will be available on iTunes on Sunday, December 27.
If the comments on Kandi’s post are any indication, her fans (and Demetria’s) will eat this joint effort up.
“I like it. Give me more,” one fan wrote.
Demetria first teased her collabo with Kandi nearly a year ago, telling Wetpaint exclusively she was “excited” to work with the music industry vet.
Melissa Gorga is keeping it real this holiday season.
“Merry Christmas to all of you & your beautiful families. Hope you all have an incredible night,” Gorga, 36, captioned the picture, in which her family of five sticks to a blue and white color scheme in jeans and cozy sweaters.
The Gorga family recently welcomed home Melissa’s sister-in-law and fellow Real Housewife Teresa Giudice, 43, from prison.
Yolanda Foster is not letting a certain Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star’s comments about her health get to her.
The reality star and mother of models Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid has been battling chronic Lyme disease for years. On Tuesday’s episode of the Bravo series, co-star Lisa Rinna appeared to question the validity of her ailment when she read to cast members Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump a definition of Munchausen syndrome, a mental disorder in people “feign disease, illness, or psychological trauma to draw attention, sympathy, or reassurance to themselves.”
Yolanda responded to Rinna’s remarks on her Bravo blog.
“I don’t blame Rinna, Kyle or LVDP—I understand it and feel sorry to see my battle be such a point of weakness for them,” she said. “If I let fear of what others say about me creep into my mind, I probably would not be where I am today.”
“I am inspired by my life on a day to day basis and consciously avoid stressful situations by walking away and letting go of remarks from people like the women in this group, but it seems in today’s world your word isn’t good enough anymore so even though I should not have to prove my case, I’m not afraid to do so,” she said. “I will move on from the absurd Munchausen comment that is an insult to my integrity and that of my two children who battle this disease on a daily basis.”
Yolanda had said in October Bella and son Anwar Hadid had also battled chronic Lyme disease.
“My talents and creativity as a healthy human being when starting my journey as a housewife would have gotten me way further in life then lying in bed, debilitated, forced to find a cure for this lame disease as I watched life from the side lines these past four years,” she continued. “This is not just about me; this is about bringing awareness and ensuring a healthy life for my two children and millions of others that are affected by this invisible chronic disease.”
She then threw in a bit of shade.
“I’m probably the only Housewife in the entire franchise that uses this platform to bring awareness in the world rather than just money in my pocket,” Yolanda added.
Rinna told Bravo’s The Daily Dish that she “felt bad” she engaged in the conversation with her co-stars and that she is “supportive” of Yolanda.
“And I do believe that she is suffering from Lyme,” she added. “And, I think that it’s complicated.”
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Former “Real Housewives of New York” star Kristen Taekman caught up with FOX411 to chat about her reality television days and her various projects.
Taekman revealed to FOX411 why she exited the popular show.
“I feel like I had a great two year run, it was so much fun,” she gushed. “All good things come to an end; onward and upward onto new things. The beauty of it is I am still really good friends with all of the ladies, I just don’t have any of the drama anymore.”
The mom of two is thankful for her time on reality TV because it allowed her to see her kids in a different light.
“I think the beauty of it is and a lot of people say this with kids on reality TV, you really get to see your kids grow up.”
Plus Taekman won’t rule out the chance for a return to reality TV.
“Never say never,” she said. “I think if something presented itself, why not, yeah!”
In August, when the infidelity website Ashley Madison was hacked, it was revealed that her husband, Josh Taekman, was a subscriber to the site. He issued a statement to US Weekly apologizing to his friends and family, “”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.”
However, these days, Taekman has moved on from the scandal. She’s keeping busy as she partnered with King Digital for a game called Blossom Blast Saga.
“The game is about flower, blossom, color and light and bright and happy,” she explained. “The game is great because it’s about flowers; I’m completely addicted—I got my mom addicted!”
After five years working on what was infamously dubbed “Chateau Sheree,” the construction workers are tired of listening to Sheree Whitfield construct excuses as to why she has not paid them, so they are taking the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star to court for outstanding fees that run in the tens of thousands.
According to multiple reports, the lawsuit against Sheree, filed December 17, 2015, in Fulton County Superior Court, comes from Stoploss Specialists, which describes itself as an “emergency response contractor,” according to the AJC. They are suing Whitfield for unpaid bills of about $15,450 and asked for $23,000 after late fees and other charges.
The company in the lawsuit said it signed a deal with her on December 17, 2014, exactly one year earlier “to supply equipment, labor and/or materials for the improvement” of the property.
Sheree Whitfield, the ex-wife of former NFL star and Atlanta Falcon Bob Whitfield, bragged ad nauseum in 2011 that she was constructing her dream house and mis-named it “Chateau Sheree.” It was a damning debacle from the very beginning and the property has been languishing as eye pollution ever since — and it is now almost 2016.
Whitfield’s problems were exacerbated when her husband Bob Whitfield filed for bankruptcy, effectively ending her gravy-train ride of spousal support. Luckily, however, Whitfield was asked to return to the season eight of RHOA after flagship star Nene Leakes temporarily quit.
But since Whitfield is just a recurring guest she is not bringing in the stacks of paper need to finish the mansion. Compounding Whitfield’s humiliation, in the first episode of RHOA’s season 8, Kenya Moore, immediately pounced on Sheree’s and mocked her inability to complete Chateau Sheree, even as Moore mentioned that she herself was working on her own fixer upper down the street, which Whitfield called “mold manor.”
Time and perhaps perspective has humbled the once thorny and smug Sheree Whitfield. On her Bravo blog, she admitted that with Chateau Sheree she “took on an enormous project with my family and clearly got in way over my head.”
Sheree Whitfield does have some things working in her favor. One, she is being compensated for her time on “Real Housewives,” albeit as a recurring character, so her salary wouldn’t be nearly as much as if she were a regular.
Secondly, Whitfield scored a hit as an executive producer of the new hit WEtv show “Selling It: In the ATL,” a reality show that illuminates the trials, tribulations and triumphs of five local female real estate agents. Since the show has been a ratings hit, it looks promising that it will be picked up for a second season.
Westwood’s tony, celeb-magnet condo complex The Carlyle Residences where Candy Spelling famously holed up while her Century City penthouse was undergoing an intense renovation can add yet another celebrity to its roster. A kindly tipster tells us Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster is moving into the Carlyle after downsizing from a huge, lavish mansion in Malibu. (It sold in the fall.) Ms. Foster has posted a few Instagrams indicating that she’s found a new home, and those photos match with the amenities and views afforded in this posh 3,950-square-foot Wilshire Corridor condo.
Though this place isn’t a nearly 12,000-square-foot beachfront mansion like Ms. Foster’s last residence, the three-bedroom condo is not lacking in luxury. Remodeled by its last owner, the unit has a high-end kitchen with new appliances, 11-foot-high ceilings throughout, automated UV window shades, a whole guest suite on the second floor of the residence, and a “direct entrance from the private elevator foyer.” Listed for $4.78 million, property records show that the unit in the Carlyle sold for $4.59 million at the beginning of this month.
Aside from being a reality TV star famous for loving lemons and cleanses, Ms. Foster is also the ex-Mrs. Mohamed Hadid (the spec mansion developer who’s been named as a defendant in a criminal case against his massive, totally illegal Bel Air megamansion project) and the mom of celebrity models Gigi and Bella Hadid.
Ramona Singer is a single woman.
Two years after her husband’s cheating scandal was first exposed, The Real Housewives of New York star has officially ended her marriage to the unfaithful Mario, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.
The union was legally dissolved on November 24, a spokesperson for the New York Civil Supreme Court confirms to Radar.
According to court records, Ramona, 59, and Mario finally settled after two compliance conferences, the last of which took place on September 8.
Though the dirty details of the case remain sealed, Radar has reported that Mario, 62, the owner of a struggling trophy-making business, was gunning for successful entrepreneur Ramona’s assets.
“Mario is trying to take Ramona for everything she worked so hard to achieve,” an insider told Radar in May. “Ramona earned a lot of the money, and he’s going after it.”
However, Ramona was able to keep the couple’s Manhattan condo and their Southampton mansion.