Jill Zarin and Ramona Singer Reunite Over Bobby Zarin’s Cancer Battle: ‘We’ll Always Have Each Other’s Backs’

31 Jul

People.com:

Real Housewives of New York stars Jill Zarin and Ramona Singer haven’t exactly seen eye-to-eye over the years, but they put their famous feud behind them now that Jill’s husband, Bobby Zarin, is in the hospital fighting for his life.

“It’s a whole new relationship for me,” Jill revealed to PEOPLE at her 5th Annual Luxury Luncheon in the Hamptons on Saturday, which raised money for the International Thyroid Oncology Group, which is researching cutting-edge treatments for advanced thyroid cancer.

“Ramona and I have gotten really close again,” she says. “We’re in a whole different place now. Boy, I never predicted that. I never thought that was coming, ever.”

Their once-tumultuous friendship made an 180-degree turn when Singer reached out to Jill as soon as she heard Bobby was hospitalized for complications in his fight against thyroid cancer — and told her that nothing from the past mattered now that he is so sick.

On Thursday, Jill revealed to PEOPLE exclusively that Bobby was recovering from a recent procedure at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City after his cancer took an unexpected turn last week. “We’re hoping for a miracle,” she said.

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How Cary Deuber Defies Every Reality TV Stereotype

31 Jul

RD.com:

When you think about a typical Real Housewife, the first attribute that comes to mind isn’t necessarily all the ways this person gives back. But Real Housewives of Dallas star Cary Deuber—also a registered nurse—truly defies stereotypes. Not only is she down to earth but she considers giving back to be the most important part of her celebrity status.

“I enjoy helping people,” Deuber says. “It makes me happy to help others—it’s in my personality and DNA.”

For Deuber, this means actively engaging as a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor—she’s spent the year being a “Big” to her “Little,” Leslie—a Dallas third grader, with whom she was paired after a rigorous application process.

“I’ll go to her school and have lunch with her and play games,” she says. “We make each other cards, and we have a little box where we keep all of our memories.”

Deuber will return to her every-other-week meetings with Leslie once school starts again in the fall.

“Leslie wants to be a dentist when she grows up, and it’s my dream to help her achieve her goals,” she says. “I love talking to her about her future goals and Leslie has changed my life just much as I have changed hers She teaches me a lot.”

This mom of a 4-year-old daughter and stepmother to a 17-year-old and 20-year-old, has also spent the past decade traveling abroad with her husband, a plastic surgeon, to countries including Belize and India, on overseas medical aid missions.

Her cause: Helping those with cleft palate and those in need of craniofacial reconstruction.

“I’ll never forget helping this one in girl in India who had a cleft lip and palate,” she says of a surgery performed about 11 years ago. “She had been sold to a husband for her dowry and was beaten every day by him. Once we fixed it, her whole family was so happy.”

Recently, Deuber began partnering with Amanda Gosman, a plastic surgeon in San Diego and founder of ConnectMed International, a non-profit that Gosman founded in 2010 to provide free reconstructive surgery and education to underserved communities worldwide. Most days, you’ll find Deuber in the operating room with Gosman.

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Monique Samuels Was “Devastated” When NeNe and Gregg Leakes Briefly Broke Up

30 Jul

BravoTV.com:

If every time you see NeNe and Gregg Leakes together, it doesn’t warm your heart, you may need to check your pulse. The Real Housewives of Atlanta couple is #RelationshipGoals, especially after they worked through their marital issues and remarried in 2013 to come back stronger than ever

NeNe and Gregg’s love story has definitely been an inspiration to one Real Housewife: Monique Samuels. “Oh my goodness, I remember when NeNe and Gregg broke up. I was devastated, because I love them as a couple, like together, and then when they got back together, you could just see that the respect level for each other shifted so much. And Gregg was just worshipping the ground NeNe walks on,” The Real Housewives of Potomac mom recently gushed to The Daily Dish. “A lot of times, the woman, we’re the ones that’s always pushing the man, and then they ended up breaking up, getting divorced, and then when they got back together, it was him, he’s her biggest cheerleader, so I really enjoyed that.” 

Monique, who became a Real Housewives superfan long before she ever got into the world herself, said she also admired how Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker similarly overcame adversity to keep their relationship alive. “She was having issues with her mom leading up to them getting married,” Monique said. “And to see them still going strong, they have a baby boy, I really enjoy seeing that. Like, it really makes me smile.”

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Jill Zarin’s Husband Bobby Hospitalized, ‘Not Doing Well’ Amid Cancer Battle

29 Jul

USmagazine.com:

He won’t stop fighting. Real Housewives of New York City alum Jill Zarin’s husband, Bobby Zarin, has been hospitalized as he continues to battle thyroid cancer. 

“Bobby is back in the hospital,” a source close to the couple told Us Weekly. “He’s not doing well right now.” 

The TV personality, 53, and the businessman, 71, have been getting support from some of their RHONY pals. “Dorinda [Medley], Ramona [Singer] and some of the other housewives have been stopping by to visit him,” the source adds. 

Jill is supposed to be hosting her annual Luxury Luncheon at her Southhampton residence on Saturday, July 29, to raise money for thyroid cancer research. “Jill has her annual Hamptons party this weekend,” the insider noted. “She’s not sure if she’ll be able to make it.”

Bobby, who owns Zarin Fabrics, was first diagnosed with thyroid cancer in June 2009. He had his thyroid removed and underwent treatment, but the cancer returned in 2013 and spread to his lungs.

Jill revealed to Us in November that her husband’s cancer continued to spread. “We received the news last week that Bobby’s cancer has spread to his brain,” Jill told Us in a statement at the time. “We remain strong during this difficult time with the love and support of our family, friends, and fans who remind us that we are not alone in our fight against cancer. Cancer is a disease that affects people all around the world and we must unite through this common bond, and work together to find a cure once and for all.”

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Caroline Manzo Announces End of ‘Manzo’d with Children’

29 Jul

People.com:

Caroline Manzo is saying goodbye to reality television.

Just days after she welcomed her first grandchild — granddaughter Marchesa Anna Scalia — into the world on Feb. 24, the new grandmother is closing her chapter of starring in her own reality TV show.

On Tuesday, the Manzo’d with Children star revealed in a sweet Instagram post featuring her newborn granddaughter that the series — which documents her life with her husband (Albert) and three children (sons Albie and Christopher, and daughter Lauren) — has ended with its third and final season.

“After three Seasons of Manzo’d we out – Markie drops – we are forever grateful to our viewers, we love you all! #threefingersup #manzod #manzodwithmorechildren,” she captioned the photo.

Since announcing the bittersweet news to fans, the Real Housewives of New Jersey alum admitted that she was “completely blown away” by the outpour of support.

“I’ve been reading all your comments regarding the end of Manzo’d With Children and I have to say that I’m completely blown away by your reaction. Thank you from the bottom of my heart,” she shared in an Instagram post Wednesday of the cast and crew.

“I’ve been reading all your comments regarding the end of Manzo’d With Children and I have to say that I’m completely blown away by your reaction. Thank you from the bottom of my heart,” she shared in an Instagram post Wednesday of the cast and crew.

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Gretchen Rossi, Slade Smiley Speak Out, Say They Are Sure Tamra Judge’s Husband Eddie Is Gay

28 Jul

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Inquisitr.com:

The rumors have flown in the past that Eddie Judge of The Real Housewives of Orange County could be gay. Of course, Eddie is married to Tamra Judge and their marriage seems to be doing well. All About the Tea shared, however, that Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley do think that Eddie is actually gay — and they are now speaking out about it.

Gretchen and Slade were on The Tomorrow Show and they spoke up about what their thoughts are on Eddie. Gretchen explained why she thinks that Eddie is gay, citing one particular situation, but it came across a bit confusing.

“We were filming; there was something that was said about, uh, Eddie at the table. Somebody brought up a situation that they walked into, and I simply asked the question, ‘wow, well do you know if Eddie’s gay or not?’ I asked a question based off of the information that was being given to me. I wasn’t there to try and call Tamra out or try and call Eddie out. It was nothing like that. And quite frankly, whatever their deal is, is between them, And I, it’s like, if I wanted really to out that, I could have done that a long time ago. It surprised me the story that I heard in that moment because I hadn’t heard that story before, and I was like, ‘wow like that’s pretty, pretty interesting.’”

Slade Smiley shared his thoughts, saying that nobody cares if Eddie is gay or not. The fans do care, but Slade feels like there is something else they care about a lot more, and it is the fact that if Eddie is gay, then Tamra Judge is totally lying about her relationship. If that is the case, then the fans would not be happy about that at all. Gretchen even thinks that if everyone knew the story she knows, they would agree with her. The thing is, Gretchen is avoiding telling the story, so all she has done is confuse the fans a bit more.

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Brandi Glanville: Joanna Krupa Refuses to Hand Over Gynecological Records

28 Jul

TMZ.com:

Brandi Glanville‘s had it with Joanna Krupa refusing to turn over medical records … so she’s asking the judge to toss out the smelly vagina lawsuit.

Brandi filed docs saying the court ordered Joanna back in January to hand over her gynecological records but Joanna hasn’t done it yet … and Brandi says she’s had more than enough time.

It’s interesting … Joanna also filed docs with a list of witnesses for the case and it reads like a Bravo reunion — Lisa Vanderpump, Mohamed Hadid, Andy Cohen — sprinkled with a couple other characters — Mark Consuelos and Howard Stern.

Stay tuned …

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Bethenny Frankel Dishes on ‘Real Housewives of New York City”s Mexico Trip

27 Jul

Wetpaint.com:

When The Real Housewives of New York City stars drink some tequila in Tequila, Mexico, anything can—and will—happen.

E! News caught up with Bethenny Frankel, the woman behind the big trip that already saw Luann D’Agostino take two big spills, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan battle the other Housewives over rooms, and Tinsley Mortimer have a little breakdown over being written up in the paper, for a tequila tasting. There, she spilled on what’s ahead.

“My best memory of Mexico was the day that we all went to Tequila,” Bethenny told us. “That was my rose, which is the high point, and my thorn was behind the scenes the girls were whispering…people were feeling a little resentful about the origin of the trip. To be honest, [Carole Radziwill] did check everyone, like, ‘Can’t you just be happy?'”

Seems some of the ladies were vocal about it being a trip having to do with Bethenny’s Skinnygirl empire, which caused B feeling the need to go about “apologizing for my success.”

“I was just a little self-conscious about the trip being about me and my product, that’s the truth,” she said.

And of course Luann’s tumbles were a highlight for Bethenny (and viewers). “Luann falling down twice without a scratch on her was pretty fantastic too. The elasticity in her body from the tequila is mesmerizing,” she said. “And she got up to surf the next day! And did yoga!”

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Yolanda Hadid’s Memoir Slams Ex-Husband David Foster For Saying “Your Sick Card Is Up”

27 Jul

Wetpaint.com:

Yolanda Hadid is opening up about her four-year marriage to David Foster and why things suddenly ended in 2015.

The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star spills all her secrets in her new memoir, Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease. 

From her ongoing health battle to the troubles in her marriage, the mother of three holds nothing back in the book, which is expected to be released this September.

The 53-year-old’s Lyme disease battle has been well documented on RHOB, but very few know just how painful and emotional the journey has been for the former model.

“Too many nights I found myself lying naked on the bathroom floor, the only relief being the cold tiles on my bare skin, wondering how much more pain I could take and how many more days, months, and years I could suffer,” she writes in the book, which was obtained by the Daily Mail

“There were plenty of times when I thought that I wouldn’t make it through the night alive, and others where I wished and prayed that I would die.”

Not only would she spend days inside, she experienced hair loss, among other grueling symptoms.

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Jill Zarin Set to Reunite with Ex-Real Housewives Co-stars at 5th Annual Luxury Luncheo

26 Jul

DailyMail.com:

Jill Zarin will reunite with her Real Housewife cast members at her Southampton estate for her fifth annual Luxury Luncheont this weekend. 
Speaking exclusively to Dailymail.com the New York socialite, who returned to Real Housewives of New York last month, said this year’s event will be open to the public to raise money for cancer research.
Zarin’s husband Bobby is currently undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer at MD Anderson and Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Florida – both of which will receive donations. 
‘I’d like to raise as much as possible,’ she said. ‘Bobby has thyroid cancer and I really want to focus in on thyroid cancer because people think that it is a curable cancer.
‘For the most part it is – 93 per cent of the people who get it, get treated so they never have to be treated again.
‘But seven per cent don’t respond to the standard care and less than one per cent have it spread to the brain.
‘So I want to focus on that small percentage of people and help find a treatment out there that can help them.’
A limited number of tickets, which start at $1,000 a pop, will be sold via Zarin’s website. 
Guests at the lavish summer bash will be treated to gift bags, which Zarin says are valued at $1 million in total, as well as food provided by New York caterer Carlyle off the Green.

Kim Zolciak Attacks Kenya Moore After Alleged Comments About Kim’s Son

25 Jul

TMZ.com:

Kim Zolciak raged out on Kenya Moore because she thought Kenya said something about her son, who was horribly injured by a dog bite — and it took several cast members to hold her back.

Multiple ‘RHOA‘ production sources tell us Kim went all Mama Bear while they were shooting over the weekend at a home in Atlanta. We’re told Kenya and Kim were throwing shade as soon as they saw each other — but when things got personal, it got out of hand.

Kim made comments about Kenya’s new marriage being fake … and Kenya fired back that Kim had pimped out her daughter to get John Legend tickets. Everyone we spoke to agrees to that much, but here’s where it gets messy.

We’re told Kim thinks Kenya said the Legend tix were for “your injured son.” Others in the house say they never heard Kenya say the son part. Doesn’t matter … Kim was convinced and lost it … rushing at Kenya, knocking over and breaking glasses on the way.

Cast members and production staff grabbed Kim and calmed the situation. We’re told Kim immediately bounced, and is genuinely pissed — not just “for the show” drama … like last season.

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