Shannon Beador Calls Kelly Dodd’s Near Divorce ‘Wacko’

30 Jun

USAToday.com:

Foreman Beador hits hard.

On Monday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Meghan King Edmonds had Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, and the newest cast member, Kelly Dodd, over to her house to help reno her kitchen.

After a couple slugs of a rubber hammer, the ladies sat down to eat, and a teary-eyed Tamra talked about her painful divorce from Simon Barney. Kelly also opened up about her own relationship strife.

“I have a husband similar to yours,” Kelly said. “We went through a divorce for two years. He’d rather have given the money to the lawyers than to give it to me and my daughter.”

The women were shocked when Kelly revealed she was talking about her current husband, Michael.

“Before I got married Michael was perfect,” Kelly confessed to the cameras. “And then when we got married, he became like Hitler. He was a control freak. I felt like he was controlling every aspect of my life and then we filed for divorce, but we weren’t legally divorced.”

The tumultuous relationship was just a little too much for Shannon.

Shannon, who joined the reality show in season 9, has been known to offend her castmates with her “judgy” eyes.

Shannon thought Kelly rocked the boat during their first meeting at Heather Dubrow’s yacht party on the premiere. When Kelly joked that USC, the school Shannon repped on what appeared to be her phone case, stood for the University of Spoiled Children, Mrs. Beador was rubbed the wrong way — not in the healing Dr. Moon way.

Perhaps that’s why she didn’t hold back when she evaluated Kelly’s relationship.

“That’s just… wacko,” she said.

And when Kelly revealed a 730 psychiatric evaluation (sometimes conducted when determining custody) showed that her husband had a narcissistic personality disorder, the outspoken Tamra couldn’t resist interjecting her two cents in front of the cameras.

“Hi, this is my husband, and I had to have a 730 evaluation done on him because he’s crazy, but I’m staying with him. What?!”

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Tamra Judge Explains Why She Has No Belly Button

29 Jun

FOXNews.com:

“Real Housewives of Orange County” star Tamra Judge has no belly button, and she explained why in detail on “Watch What Happens Live” and Instagram on Monday.

Judge said she felt the need to explain after photos of her showing off her toned tummy were causing fans to ask questions.

“… 3 years ago, I was home alone and experienced excruciating pain,” she wrote on Instagram. “I called [Dr. Terry Dubrow] immediately and he told me to call 911. Terry stayed on the phone with me while the paramedics took me to the hospital. He also communicated with the on call surgeon . My stomach wall had burst due to gastric hernia . 5 hours of surgery this is what i was left with.”

Judge shared a graphic photo of her stomach with a visible gash down the middle. She thanked her co-star Dubrow for his help during her ordeal. 

She continued, “Yep I have a [scar] and a screwed up belly button but my intestines where saved . Thank you [Dubrow] for being that Doctor that cared and took the time. If you need a new case for [E!’s ‘Botched’] you got my digits.” 

Judge has been seen on the “Real Housewives” perfecting her body to participate in fitness competitions.

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The Real Housewives of Melbourne Season 3 Reaches the United States

29 Jun

EOnline.com:

The Housewives from Down Under are making their splashy return to the States once again on Friday, July 22 with the season three premiere of The Real Housewives of Melbourne. All your favorites— Chyka Keebaugh, Gamble Breaux, Gina Liano, Jackie Gillies, Janet Roach, Lydia Schiavello and Pettifleur Berenger—are back along with newcomer Susie McLean. Yes, Real Housewives of Melbourne has a ballooning cast of eight ladies.

Last year, there were stripper rumors, feuds, bitch switching, trips and more rumors and feuds over rumors.

This season, the ladies reach a “whole new level of madness” as Gamble and Rick get hitched, but not without some drama of course. Pettifleur has some family issues, and the ladies go on what’s sure to be a dramatic trip. Meanwhile, Gina continues to be a force to be reckoned with. Just look at the trailer below for further proof.

“How about you all go f—k yourselves,” Gina says as she gets up from the table. It’s on.
And it looks like newbie Susie, a 47-year-old property stylist, isn’t going to be sitting on the sidelines. She looks like she’ll be mixing it up with the best of them. She’s been in Melbourne society for years and has a large circle of friends, according to Bravo.

The Real Housewives of Melbourne season three premieres Friday, July 22 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

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Kenya Moore Talks Cooking Show Meltdown Rumors and Vivica A. Fox

28 Jun

ESSENCE.com:

Rumors swirled this week that Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore flew into a fit while filming for Food Network. Allegedly, Moore was cast in the latest edition of The Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition and lost it when she was eliminated in the first episode. But, Moore says the rumors are false.

In an interview with Rolling Out, Moore denied the allegations, saying, “Over some cooking, hell no! I think people just love to put out crazy stories because people will believe them so they can get clicks … I think it’s just a little publicity stunt. … All the cast were the best.”

Apparently, there are even plans for Moore to have her own cooking show on Food Network, “I have no idea where that story would come from. … The producers are talking to me about me doing my own cooking show.”

Moore also talked about her ongoing feud with Vivica A. Fox, who added fuel to the fire when she appeared on The Wendy Williams Show. Fox referred to Moore as a “toxic trick,” and stated that she hasn’t spoken to Moore since Celebrity Apprentice. “I’m too busy having a legitimate career and making sure people get paid.” Moore fired back at Fox, taking a dig at her plans for a reality show about male strippers, saying, “Why is she doing a reality show of her own? Worry about how you’re gonna fix your face.”

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Tamra Judge Says Vicki Gunvalson ‘Needs a Flea Collar’ After Brooks Ayers Relationship

28 Jun

People.com:

The Real Housewives of Orange County stars’ claws are coming out.

Tamra Judge stopped by Jenny McCarthy‘s Dirty, Sexy, Funny SiriusXM show on Monday, and she did not hold back about her feelings towards her costar Vicki Gunvalson.

“You know what, I took her back this year, accepted her apology – well, her half-assed apology – forgave the past and tried to move on, only to get burned again,” said Judge, 48. “She was behind my back with a machete this time.”

Judge went on to slam Gunvalson, 54, for her contentious relationship with ex Brooks Ayers, whose cancer scandal created major drama last season when he admitted to forging medical records.

“Well, I’ve given up on trying to keep away from Brooks,” Judge said. “I now think that they’re soul mates. They’re a match made in heaven.”

Of Gunvalson’s tendencies to return to Ayers despite the drama, Judge said she couldn’t understand it.

“You know what, there were a lot of years where I wanted somebody in my life, but you don’t want a douchebag. Like if somebody’s douchey, ew, that’s a turnoff,” she said. “It’s not attractive to me. I can’t buy that.”

Added Judge, “You hang out with dogs, you get fleas. Maybe she needs a flea collar.”

As for whether her relationship with Gunvalson could be salvaged, Judge made it pretty clear things didn’t look too promising.

“That’s where I’m at – I’m burned,” she said. “I said: ‘You know what, one more thing. One more thing, and I’m done. I’m done.’ ” 

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Jacqueline Laurita Allegedly Writes Joe Giudice Letters in Prison

27 Jun

InTouchWeekly.com:

In Touch has learned that Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Jacqueline Laurita has been writing letters to Joe Giudice at the Fort Dix, N.J., prison, reporting on her costar Teresa Giudice’s behavior.

Jacqueline has told Joe that “Teresa’s been out drinking, staying out late at night and flirting with other men,” the insider says.

“She’s sent five or six letters so far.”

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Heather Dubrow: “I Like To Think Of Myself As The Greek Chorus”

26 Jun

HuffPo.com:

Every franchise of Bravo’s “Real Housewife” has that one woman who seems be somewhat of a cross between the moral high ground and narrator of sorts; for the “Orange County” franchise, Heather Dubrow fills that role to the hilt. Between juggling her children, her husband Terry, numerous businesses, along with all of the drama with the other ladies, Dubrow seems to be navigating the waters of this hit franchise just fine. She took a break to chat with us about the upcoming season of “The Real Housewives Of Orange County”, her true feelings on last year’s “Brooks-Gate” and what it takes to keep your marriage strong while spending so much of your life in front of the cameras. 

Heather thanks for taking the time to chat with me, between premiering the next season of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and finishing your spectacular new home, I am thrilled you found the time! Thank you! Believe it or not, we’re still not moved in. We’ve waited this long, and we are four months over where I thought we would be, but at this point I just want it to be perfect. You order things, something is wrong, something is broken, you may have to change around a few things, but I’m so excited with how it’s turning out .The best part is that I haven’t let Terry see the house in a month; I think since the furniture started coming in. I want to give him a big splashy reveal! 
What do you think is your favorite room in the house that you have absolutely fallen in love with? Oh wow, there are so many fun rooms! I think it would have to be the laundry room; It’s so cool. I love the laundry room, the closets, our kitchen, our family room. I designed every square inch of this house and I’m so proud of what I did. 
Your house is almost another “Housewife” to add to the mix isn’t it? You know, it definitely is another character I think. 
So this season is definitely a departure, especially after it got ultra-dark with Brooks and Vicki last season. The addition of Kelly will also definitely change things in so many ways I think. In terms of “Brooks-gate”, it almost felt like you were trying to see the best in Vicki despite what was going on. You know, I was. I think I was trying to give her “an out” many times. We were at a party and I would always ask her if she needed anything, if she needed help, anything at all. I said, and I always will say, I think she was duped, but at some point she knew. I just think it was too far gone for her and she didn’t know how to get out. I don’t know if that’s the truth, but that’s what I think the truth is.
By the end of the season and everything that had happened with Brooks, and then him showing false documents to E! New, at some point, we all went “Come On”! it was just too much. The thing with Vicki is that, while I love Vicki, she just has a hard time being accountable for things she has done. 
As the “O.G. of the O.C.” Vicki consistently seems to have an issue with the new girls joining the cast, be it Lizzie, Gretchen or Alexis. Shannon and yourself have been rare exceptions. Kelly seems to be an exception as well, which is exactly what Vicki seems to need right now though. She really did need a friend, she was very isolated from everyone. I had spoken with her a few times as Tamra had, so it’s not like we weren’t in contact with her. It was a very difficult relationship to try and repair and figure out how we were going to move forward. It’s very difficult when you know that someone has done something so bad, how do you move forward without an acknowledgement. I mean, if Vicki had ever once said “hey listen, i didn’t mean for this to affect you” we all would have moved on. All we got was the “Gretchen Apology”.

It seems that Vicki is kind of all thumbs when it comes to choosing men. Conversely, you have managed to juggle your children, the Housewives, your husband Terry’s show “Botched” along with your skin care line Consult Beaute. How do you think you manage to keep everything going in such a positive direction? You know it’s funny, Terry and I just celebrated what we thought was our eighteenth wedding anniversary, even though it was only our seventeenth; It must have just felt like eighteen. We have been together as a couple almost twenty years, and just like any other couple, we have our ebbs and flows. We bicker, but we never really fight about anything big like money. The only thing we’ve ever fought about is the show. Our first couple of years on the show was very difficult for me, because I was going from scripted to unscripted. I was going from being at home with my kids to doing this.

Terry thought it was all hilarious, he would make jokes at my expense, because he didn’t care, he was a doctor. For me, I was very hung up wondering how this was going to look and I had a really hard time releasing myself. So he and I would argue about the show. That’s why I think in the first few seasons it looked like we were really fighting, because that was all we fought about. Finally I thought to myself “ok, I can do this” Also, I actually became friends with everyone, and developed real relationships with the girls. I mean, I was kind of plucked from obscurity and placed in this group. For me, it went from a very unreal situation to a very real one, and then we stopped fighting about it. 

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Teresa Giudice Sends Love to Imprisoned Husband Joe in Sweet New Instagram Message

25 Jun

People.com:

Teresa Giudice is missing her “Juicy Joe.”

The 44-year-old reality star posted a photo to Instagram on Wednesday of her and husband Joe Giudice, who is currently serving a 41-month prison sentence for fraud.

“Can’t wait to do yoga again with my Juicy Joe,” Teresa, who visited Joe in prison last month, captioned the shot. “Love him.”

She added a heart emoji afterwards. 

Teresa has a new love for yoga and previously told PEOPLE she plans on becoming an accredited yoga instructor after practicing it during her nearly yearlong stint in prison.

“I love yoga,” she explained. “It really changed my life. It really got me through this whole ordeal – it really did – being there and everything. I can’t live without it now.”

“I want to come out with my own yoga DVD tape, my own yoga line. If you put out what you want, sometimes you get it. Never say, ‘I can’t do that,’ because then you’re already bringing yourself down,” she continued.  

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Shannon Beador: I’ve Forgiven Vicki Gunvalson, But…

25 Jun

EOnline.com:

The new season of The Real Housewives of Orange County has only just begun, but already the drama is off the charts—both on camera and off.

While the premiere episode of season 11 saw Vicki Gunvalson attempting to begin her apology tour after last season’s debacle with ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers and his cancer claims left her on the outs with just about every other cast member—including longtime bestie Tamra Judge—social media became a battlefield between the Bravolebrities after Vicki sat down with E! News’ Melanie Bromley to discuss her co-stars. Turns out that Tamra didn’t take too kindly to what Vicki had to say about her, leading to a war of words that’s got us worried about just how ugly season 11 will be.

E! News caught up with Vicki’s co-stars Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador, and new Wife on the block Kelly Dodd at the premiere of Adventures in Babysitting, the 100th Disney Channel original movie, to get their take on the drama and see where they stand with the OG of the OC. Spoiler alert: It doesn’t look good.

“I feel like there’s been so much drama in social media from a lot of the cast members and we’ve only had one episode aired, which is a little bit shocking,” Heather told us before teasing the season to come. “I will tell you that it’s going to be really interesting how this season plays on.”

Shannon, of course, didn’t mince words when it came to Vicki. “I don’t want a friendship with her,” she said flat out. “I’ve forgiven, but I don’t want to be her friend.”

It wasn’t all bad news for Vicki though. Looks like Kelly has gone from burgeoning friend in the season premiere to full-on ally by season’s end, as she told us, “I just talked to her just a second ago about how Tamra said she bashed her, but I don’t think that’s true…I hope they can get through their drama and become friends again.” We’ve got a feeling that’s not happening any time soon.

Here’s hoping that Vicki doesn’t want a friendship with Shannon either. I mean, this party pooper can forgive and take back her lying, cheating husband, but can’t be friends with Vicki again?!? Hypocrite much?

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Bethenny Frankel Had Fibroids Surgery, Gives Health Update

24 Jun

EOnline.com:

What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

After watching a sneak peek for the 13th episode of season, Bethenny said she was embarrassed over getting teary on camera after her pre-op appointment.

“It just feels embarrassing,” she told Andy.

“It’s a scary thing to go into,” Veep star Matt Walsh told her.

“I know, but I don’t know, now I feel like it’s kind of common. I don’t know, I just feel embarrassed. I shouldn’t feel embarrassed, people were saying it’s so great that you’re talking about it and it definitely is. It was serious and I was scared. I just don’t have that much familiarity with surgery and things like that and I didn’t really know anything about it,” she conceded.

After visiting the doctor with Dorinda Medley, Bethenny revealed her doctor told her she had lost 10 percent of her blood due to fibroids in her uterus and surgery would be required to remove them. She had the surgery May 20 and was hospitalized for three days.

“I’ve been treating myself really healthfully since then and I recovered pretty well,” she said on Watch What Happens Live. “I have a scar and I think I’m OK now.”

Her next check up is Thursday, June 23.

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Jules Wainstein May Be Getting Dumped From ‘Real Housewives of New York City’

24 Jun

USWeekly.com:

Jules Wainstein may have just been dumped … again.

A source reveals in the latest issue of Us Weekly that the Real Housewives of New York City season 8 rookie, 35, won’t appear in season 9. “Bravo isn’t asking Jules back,” the insider says.

The news comes a week after reports revealed June 15 that Jules’ husband of eight years, Michael, 44, filed for divorce. Since then, the two have been hurling nasty accusations at each other.
 
Jules’ rep accused venture capitalist Michael of infidelity, claiming he cheated with one of the reality personality’s friends. Then, Michael’s attorney claimed Jules physically attacked her husband in 2012.

Though the vicious back-and-forth might seem like perfect fodder for reality TV, the source claims it wasn’t enough to keep Jules around for another season. Despite opening up about her eating disorder and chaotic home life, says the pal, “she isn’t resonating with viewers.”

And with costar Ramona Singer‘s season 7 split from her husband of 22 years, Mario Singer, still a leading story line, the insider explains, “producers don’t want another divorced woman.”

I’ve watched every episode of ‘RHONY’ this year and Wainstein hasn’t resonated much with me either. Wonder if Wainstein’s possible exit could open the door for JIll Zarin coming back?

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Amber Marchese Reveals Lyme Disease Diagnosis

23 Jun

USmagazine.com:

From one battle to the next. Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Amber Marchese — who has been fighting her second round of breast cancer since April 2015 — revealed in a new interview that she has been diagnosed with Lyme disease.

“I was officially diagnosed last week,” the reality star, 38, told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday, June 21. “About two weeks ago, I had flulike symptoms which included a low-grade fever, headache, aches, chills, joint pain and awful neck pain.”

When Marchese wrote about her condition on social media, a friend told her that she should get checked for Lyme disease: “She shared with me her struggles with Lyme disease, and we shared many of the same symptoms.”

Luckily, the former Bravolebrity caught the illness in its early stages and won’t have to undergo treatment as she continues to undergo chemotherapy. “But we are going to monitor it,” she assured ET.
 

Marchese, who is married to husband James Marchese, with whom she shares two kids, survived breast cancer in 2009 and was rediagnosed last year. Despite her recent health setbacks, the New Jersey resident has maintained a positive outlook on life.

“I am coping by getting my butt to the gym and pushing myself as hard as I can!” she said of dealing with her Lyme discovery. “I enjoy every day as a blessing and focus on my family and friends.”

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