Dorit Kemsley Criticized For Lack of Time Spent with Daughter

31 Jan

Inquisitr.com:

Dorit Kemsley is the new kid on the block on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Fans have been quick to judge her, calling her out on every little thing she does or doesn’t do. This is typical of the fan base, those who have watched the show for several seasons are invested in the long-time cast members. Kemsley came in through Lisa Vanderpump and her husband, PK happens to manage Boy George. After starting off the season with “pantygate,” things have taken a much more brutal turn for Dorit.

Putting your life out there for the general public to judge can be a hard thing, but it seemed that Dorit Kemsley was handling things quite well. She was responding to things said on social media, defending the things she did and said. After last week’s episode, things took a turn for the worst when some fans mentioned her young daughter, Phoenix. According to All About the Tea, Dorit Kemsley did respond to the harsh critique of her parenting skills. Also, Boy George chimed in to say that he thinks she is a wonderful mother. It looks like talking about her daughter struck a nerve, and they aren’t going to let it fly.

Kids of the women from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are quite often talked about. In fact, Dorit Kemsley is hardly the first reality star to have her kids talked about because of her very public life. Phoenix was seen last week on the show because Kemsley had thrown her husband, PK a birthday party. She was holding her daughter as some of the other cast members arrived and they gushed over how cute the little girl was in her dress. Some of the comments about her young daughter have crossed the line according to some fans. Most believe that children should be off limits, even if the parents are really making it hard to like them.

It is unclear how much of the season will feature Dorit Kemsley with her children. Up until this point, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has only seen Phoenix twice. Kemsley and PK did some filming at the doctor’s office when their daughter had her corrective helmet removed. That was the first introduction to her daughter, and last week was the second time she was seen on camera. Kemsley is not apologizing for the way she is raising her children. The comment that struck a nerve was about the lack of eye contact that Phoenix reportedly had with her mother. She is still a young child and sometimes, it just isn’t always there.

A new episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will be airing tomorrow night. It is unclear whether or not Dorit Kemsley will be showing her daughter more this season, but if she does, there will likely be more drama on social media. Fans have come to her defense, telling the people with comments about Phoenix to back off, but it is almost drawing more attention to them. Kemsley has had a lot on her plate this season dealing with her cast members and now, she is the target of online bullying about her daughter. “Pantygate” wasn’t great for her either, but she has spoken out again and again about how that wasn’t how it was meant to come across and that she was really just trying to joke around with Erika. Adding Dorit Kemsley to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was definitely a big move on the part of casting, but it seems that she fits in rather well with the cast, stirring up drama whenever she has a free moment.

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Kelly Dodd Claims Heather Dubrow Really Quit ‘RHOC’ After Getting Demoted To ‘Friend of the Housewives’

30 Jan

Inquisitr.com:

Did Heather Dubrow voluntarily quit The Real Housewives of Orange County? On Friday, right after Heather announced her departure from the show after starring on it for five seasons, it was reported that she didn’t exactly leave just because she no longer wanted to do it. According to The Dirty, Heather declined to return after she was offered only a “friend” of the housewives spot for the upcoming 12th season. After that was reported, Kelly Dodd, who joined the cast on Season 11 and whom viewers saw battle with Heather throughout the season, confirmed that it’s true that Heather was only offered a “friend” role for the next season. Kelly has also spoken up about whether viewers will see her again on the next season.

The Dirty quoted a source as saying that producers offered Heather a “friend” rather than starring role for Season 12 because they decided that her story lines were getting too boring to warrant her holding an orange in the starring credits. According to the source, Heather declined the “friend” position.

“Heather was offered a friend role for this season. However, she decided not to take it…Production was bored with her story line. It’s been about her house and wealth for years, and they didn’t feel there was enough substance for her to return again as a full time Housewife. Heather turned down the friend role and thus left.”

In the Real Housewives world, a “friend” of the housewives position typically means that the woman is shown intermittently interacting with the starring housewives in group settings. She may or may not take part in the group trips and may or may not appear on the reunion show, depending on how involved she is with the season’s dramatic story lines. Unlike the starring housewives, a “friend” does not appear in the starring credits nor is much focus typically paid to her personal life outside of her interactions with the other housewives.

A viewer left a comment on Kelly’s latest Instagram post about what The Dirty reported regarding Heather’s departure. The viewer gave her opinion that Heather only left because she wasn’t offered a starring role, which she and her husband, Terry Dubrow, would have gladly accepted since they’re “money and fame wh**es.” The viewer also speculated that it was Tamra Judge who gave the website the scoop since she’s friends with the website’s founder.

“makeupcrayz: @rhoc_kellyddodd: The Dirty.com is a reality/celeb site now. New post about Heather not leaving due to other opurtunities. A source( which lmao, we all know is Tamera because she is tight with Nik Richie) says she was only asked back as a “friend” and not full time. She turned it down and left. Is it true? I believe it. The Dubriw’s are money and fame wh**es. No way they would turn down that check.”

Kelly replied that it’s true. It’s not clear whether Kelly is confirming that it’s true that both Heather was only offered a “friend” role and that it was Tamra who spilled the beans or if she’s just confirming the producers’ casting decision.

“rhoc_kellyddodd@makeupcrayz it’s true!”

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Porsha Williams Addresses Her Anger Management Problems

30 Jan

People.com:

Porsha Williams’ hot tempter and history of violent behavior has been extensively documented on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. But the 35-year-old Dish Nation host addressed her issues on Sunday’s all-new episode of the hit Bravo series, taking proactive steps to change her habits and fix some of her broken relationships.

Attending an anger management session with licensed psychologist Dr. Matt Smith, Porsha explained how a tense argument with Kandi Burruss and Kenya Moore left her nervous about attending an upcoming group “glamping” trip.

“Kenya, I know how to deal with,” she said. “But Kandi going off and acting a fool like that? She’s had some feelings towards me lately that I can not explain … I haven’t really figured out how to deal with her besides walk away right now.”

“Why in the hell would I go on a trip with women, who are no. 1 more angry than me?” she asked. “I just really need space from all these girls.”

It was a good question to ask, as Williams had been previously involved in three physical altercations on the show — including one at the season 6 reunion in which she grabbed Moore by the hair and threw her to the ground. There was also a battle with Cynthia Bailey during a season 8 trip to Lake Lanier, and an off-camera fight last season involving her and her “Go Naked” marketing manager Jami Ziegler.

She got some good advice from Dr. Smith, though. “I think that maybe this trip might be good for you,” he said. “A lot of the times we have to be able to get through the muck in order to be able to get to what’s good.”

He also suggested Williams bring someone with her on the trip and envision bad scenarios so that she can be prepared if they actually happen.

“I would think that you should bring a support system because a support system may help you to fight when people are throwing shade, for lack of a better [phrase],” he advised. “I want you to kind of talk about what you want your legacy to be and how that can help you deescalate some of the triggers you might have. You also have to use imagery to see what might go wrong and ask, ‘How will I deal with each scenario if it goes wrong?’ ”

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Melissa Gorga Reopens Boutique Business

29 Jan

TapInto.net.com:

Envy by Melissa Gorga will reopen on Saturday after having been closed for over a month due to unique unforseen circumstances.

She recently announced on her Instagram and Facebook page that she will reopen this weekend and will be in the store greeting customers from 12-3 p.m. 

Envy opened last spring and was featured on the runway during Montclair Fashion Night and closed abruptly just before the holidays.

No formal announcement had initially been made by Gorga regarding the closing, however, she eventually opened up and shared some insight with E News. It had been publicized on blogs and now Gorag is opening up revealing that Gorga’s former business partner Jackie Beard Robinson had liquidated all of the inventory and then sold the goods at another store Posche owned by Kim DePaola (also known as Kim D).

Now, it appears that Gorga is back and without a business partner, will reopen as planned.

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Miami Judge Forces Joanna Krupa To Produce Five Years of Gynecological Records in Brandi Glanville Lawsuit

29 Jan

MiamiHerald.com:

A Miami-Dade Circuit judge has ordered supermodel and former “Real Housewives of Miami” star Joanna Krupa to produce five years of gynecological records.

Say what?

Judge Pedro Echarte wants to see if Krupa’s doctors ever reported an unsavory odor associated with her lady parts.

Wait, there’s more, and it’s not false news … even if it sounds like it.

If Echarte finds a whiff of evidence of a bad smell in the paperwork, he’ll then admit the documents into evidence for the upcoming trial in a slander lawsuit filed by Krupa against “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” standout Brandi Glanville two years ago.

Krupa, 37, wants to make Glanville pay for telling the TV audience of cable’s Bravo that Krupa’s former lovers weren’t too impressed with her freshness.

Since the best defense against slander is truth, the judge decided it would be appropriate to check for himself.

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Kenya Moore Claims Shereé Whitfield Has Been in an Abusive Relationship

28 Jan

People.com:

Kenya Moore and Shereé Whitfield have always been at odds with one another on The Real Housewives of Atlanta — playfully bantering throughout the past two seasons about the status of their respective homes, Moore Manor and Chateau Shereé. But on Sunday’s all-new episode, things between the two got way more personal when Moore claimed Whitfield had some personal experience with domestic violence.

The shocking revelation came after Moore explained that she didn’t feel comfortable going on a girl’s trip with Porsha Williams due to the Dish Nation host’s hot tempter and history of violent behavior.

“Sometimes on trips things happen,” Moore said. “I don’t feel comfortable going on a trip with somebody who does not have those issues resolved.”

Williams has, after all, been involved in three physical altercations on the show — including one at the season 6 reunion in which she grabbed Moore by the hair and threw her to the ground. There was also a battle with Cynthia Bailey during a season 8 trip to Lake Lanier, and an off-camera fight last season involving her and her “Go Naked” marketing manager Jami Ziegler.

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Whitfield, who stayed silent for most of the argument, didn’t buy the “concerned” act that Moore was playing. “I honestly don’t think that Porsha’s anger management has anything to do with us taking a trip,” she said. “I mean, if the bitch want to f— you up, she’s going to do it in Atlanta.”

That’s when Whitfield pointed out that Moore might have antagonized the violent behavior from Williams. “You provoke people,” she said. “Just look at you and Matt — he’s breaking windows. Obviously you provoke a lot of people.”

Frustrated by the implication that she caused her ex-boyfriends violent behavior, Moore turned the lens back on Whitfield. “Now don’t do that —you provoke people too,” she said. “You have former boyfriends who have jumped on you, too. I haven’t been jumped on since I was 16 years old.”

“I know for a fact Shereé has been in an abusive relationship before,” she confessed to viewers. “Someone that has had a man putting their hands on them should not be saying to another woman that she is the cause of a man being violent to them.”

Whitfield denied it, later telling Williams and Parks, “I’m thrown off on the ex that used to beat me.”

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Heather Dubrow Announces That She’s Leaving ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’

28 Jan

EOnline.com:

The Real Housewives of Orange County is losing a housewife.

Heather Dubrow has announced that she won’t be returning to the Bravo show.

“After a lot of careful thought and deliberation, I have decided not to return to RHOC this season. These past 5 years have been an incredible journey and I’m so proud to have been a part of such an iconic piece of pop culture,” Heather said in a statement on Bravo’s blog, The Daily Dish. “I am so grateful to Evolution Media, Bravo and the whole NBCU family for all of the incredible experiences and the opportunities RHOC has afforded me and my family. However, at this point in my life, I have decided to go in another direction and do what’s best for my family and career. Should I change my mind, I thank Andy Cohen, Evolution and Bravo for telling me that the door is always open.”

Heather and her husband Dr. Terry Dubrow joined the series in season seven and have showed the ups and downs of their family lives, including Dr. Dubrow’s busy career, the craziness of raising four kids and the construction of Chateau Dubrow.

“It’s a little bittersweet,” Heather added in her podcast, Heather Dubrow’s World. “I’m a little sad, a little nervous, a little excited.”

Heather credits RHOC with giving her and her family more opportunities than they could have ever imagined like Botched, her podcast, her closet show and more. “Look, focusing on all the positive things, the show has been incredible for my family…So many things were born out of getting our creative juices flowing and being back on television and Terry and I working together. So it’s done so much for us,” she added.

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Porsha Williams Dishes on Those RHOA Threesome Rumors with Kandi Burruss

26 Jan

People.com:

Inquiring minds want to know: Was Kandi Burruss in a threesome?

The tea heated up on a recent episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta when Porsha Williams and Phaedra Parks claimed that their mutual friend Shamea had been involved in threesomes with Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker.

However, Williams is clearing things up, telling PEOPLE that she never said her friend “did anything sexual with Kandi.”

“My friend Shamea has never told me anything like that has happened with Kandi,” Williams said. “As far as what else Kandi is doing with her personal life, watch the rest of the show. It will come out.”

Williams, 35, added that she has never propositioned Burruss, 40, for a threesome, but a drunken night did once lead to a kiss.

“I have no want to be with Todd whatsoever. There was a night when we were in the club and I was super drunk with beer goggles and there was a kiss,” the reality star said. “There was fun in the club. But there was nothing where anybody went home with anyone.”

Williams also opened up about her feud with former RHOA costar NeNe Leakes, telling PEOPLE Now that she has reached out to the breakout Housewife after Leakes, 49, sent a few jabs her way during a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live.

“I did call and those calls weren’t returned. It’s just very unfortunate,” she said. Williams added that she doesn’t “have the door closed” when it comes to a potential friendship with Leakes — “I do not have any personal issue.”

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Sources Say Meghan King Edmonds Is Not Returning to ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’

26 Jan

USmagazine.com:

A familiar face won’t be returning to The Real Housewives of Orange County! Meghan King Edmonds is leaving the Bravo unscripted series and will not appear on the show’s upcoming 12th season, multiple sources confirm exclusively to Us Weekly.
 
The Missouri native, 32, was a full-time cast member on seasons 10 and 11, with the finale for the latter airing in October. The other season 11 Housewives were Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador and Kelly Dodd.

Bravo declined to comment for this story. The network has not yet announced an official pickup for a new batch of episodes.

Multiple sources previously confirmed exclusively to Us that Judge will return for season 12, despite Gunvalson and Dodd’s efforts to get her ousted.

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Andy Cohen Reveals Danielle Staub is ‘In Discussions’ to Return to ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’

25 Jan

BuddyTV,com:

The official cast for season eight of The Real Housewives of New Jersey has yet to be announced but its sounds like all signs point to Danielle Staub’s return. Rumors about the mother of two making her Bravo comeback has been strongly reported after she and nemesis Teresa Giudice reunited over yoga and seemingly buried the hatchet but now Bravo exec Andy Cohen confirms to HollywoodLife.com that the former Real Housewives star is ‘in discussions’ to return.

“We are casting Jersey right now,” he added. 

As for Danielle, she still wouldn’t confirm anything but she did say she’s very much looking forward to be part of the cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, even if it means dealing with frenemy Jacqueline Laurita.

“The only thing I can say is if Andy [Cohen] decides that it is time for me to come back then I would definitely say yes,” she told Wetpaint.com when asked about a potential season eight return. “Oh, especially [if Jacqueline is there]. I mean, I am Danielle Staub after all. It’s time for her to get ‘booped.'” 

Most recently, Danielle posted an article on Instagram, hinting that Jaqueline should be scared of her return. She also added “ITS ALL UP TO @bravoandy” in the caption.

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Tamra Judge Confirms Return To ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’

25 Jan

USmagazine.com:

Tamra Judge is staying put. Despite attempts by her Real Housewives of Orange County costars Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd to have Judge booted from the long-running reality show, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly the 49-year-old will be back for season 12.

While Judge has not officially confirmed her return for next season, she let her Mother Trucker hat do the talking in a Monday, January 23, Instagram post that featured a photo of the “#HOUSEWIFE” hat with her own hashtag, “#stillahousewife.”

In November, a source told Us Weekly that Gunvalson and Dodd hoped Judge would not return for the upcoming 12th season. The duo were at war with Judge, who has accused Gunvalson of being in on ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers’ cancer claims, which the cast now believes are false. The insurance maven, an 11-year vet of the show, also stirred up drama last season by repeating rumors about Judge’s husband, Eddie Judge, being gay.

At the time, the source explained, “The more Housewives dislike someone, the more producers want to keep them.”

Judge’s hat on January 23 suggests she plans to stick around — and this isn’t the first time she’s let an accessory speak for her. Earlier this year, she posted a photo of her strong arms as she wore another Mother Trucker hat that read “#FITMOM.”

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Lawyers Say Chris and Jacqueline Laurita Owe Them $290K

24 Jan

NJ.com:

Lawyers representing “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Chris and Jacqueline Laurita in their prolonged business bankruptcy case are claiming the couple owes them more than $290,000 in unpaid legal fees. They are now asking a judge to be removed from a part of the proceedings. 
The case is an especially complicated one, even by the standards of “Real Housewives” legal imbroglios. 

Chris Laurita’s clothing firm Signature Apparel — which manufactured clothes under various trademarked brands — filed for bankruptcy in 2009. In 2010, Anthony Labrosciano, the person designated by the court to settle the company’s affairs, filed a lawsuit against the Lauritas, as well as Chris’ brother and sister-in-law Joseph and Adeline Laurita, and another brother Anthony Laurita for using Signature Apparel bank accounts to furnish their own high-flying lifestyles, including private jets, lavish vacations and expensive cars.  


Joseph and Adeline Laurita settled their portion of the case in 2014 for $1 million, but Chris and Jacqueline as well as Anthony Laurita remain in litigation over the matter. 

Jacqueline Laurita, who briefly left the franchise but was asked to return as the legal drama surrounding former best friend Teresa Giudice began heating up, has discussed the couple’s money woes on the show, but for the most part blamed them on the costs associated with their younger son’s autism treatment.

Their Franklin Lakes home went into foreclosure in 2015, but the couple — who returned as full-time cast members in the show’s seventh season last year — were able to make their loan current. The couple still face two tax liens filed in 2013: $338,337 from the state and $85,127 from the federal government.

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