Bethenny Frankel talks ‘Bethenny and Fredrik,’ Her Influence on ‘Real Housewives’ and New Business Learnings

31 Jan

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Bethenny Frankel doesn’t have time to think about her hair, thank you very much.

When I sat down with the original “Real Housewives of New York” cast member last week, she was in the midst of a pre-Super Bowl celebration with Febreze, preparing for the series premiere of “Bethenny and Fredrik,” in-between filming for the upcoming tenth season of “RHONY” and celebrating the launch of Skinnygirl Jeans.

And those are just the newest developments in her life. So, when I remarked that her hair had never looked better (really, it looks phenomenal!), Frankel seemed surprised.

“I don’t think about it that much!” she said with a laugh and, well, I believed her.

Which, of course, is nothing new. For six of the nine seasons of “The Real Housewives of New York” (she left the show for three seasons before a much-heralded return), Frankel has been the woman that viewers can count on to tell it like it is — no holds barred. With Bethenny, there’s no beating around the bush, no passive aggressive behavior and no bullshit. She doesn’t have time for it; she never has, and she never will.

“Andy [Cohen] told me years and years ago that I might have been the one who wasn’t married or the broke one, but they had me come on as the sort of Greek chorus or the narrator,” she told me.

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Shannon Beador Pushes Back Nasty Child Support Battle With Ex-Husband David

30 Jan

RadarOnline.com:

Shannon Beador asked the court for more time as she continues her nasty legal battle with her cheating ex for spousal support and physical custody of her three daughters, according to documents obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com.

Shannon and David were supposed to appear in court last week for a hearing concerning her request for child and spousal support, but she asked for a continuance on the matter. According to court minutes, the Real Housewives of Orange County star phoned in a request on Jan. 24 to push back the hearing to next month.

Shannon is asking a Orange County Superior Court judge to grant her physical custody of their three daughters, Sophie, 16 and twin girls, Stella and Adeline, 13. She is also seeking spousal support from David, but is asking for joint legal custody of the girls.

The former couple, who were married on Sept. 16, 2000, renewed their marriage vows in front of the Housewives cast and their friends and family in an elaborate ceremony that played out in front of cameras.

They finally called it quits after several attempts to repair their marriage after it was revealed on the show that David had cheated on Shannon.

The couple announced their separation in September 2017, with Shannon filing for divorce on December 1, 2017.

The two are scheduled to return to court on March 12 to discuss Shannon’s requests.

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Kenya Moore Storms Away from RHOA Cameras During Filming

30 Jan

People.com:

A psychic predicted last week she might not be around the group for much longer. And on Sunday’s all-new Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kenya Moore proved that reading to be right — storming out of filming and flipping off the Bravo cameras while telling producers “I’m done with this.”

“I didn’t come to constantly be dragged in the mud,” she shouted after being confronted about her bad behavior during a disastrous dinner with Housewives Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams, their sisters and frequent RHOA guest Shamea Morton.

“I don’t give a f—. I don’t give a f— about any of them bitches,” Moore continued. “Every time I do something positive it turns into some b——-.”

Moore, 46, had been accused by Morton and others in the group for being rude during the women’s trip to Houston, where (among other volunteer activities) they worked to rebuild houses for Hurricane Harvey victims with Habitat for Humanity.

“I wasn’t rude to nobody at that event. F— these m———— hoes,” Moore screamed at her producer. “The whole table is f—— stupid as s—.”

She then blamed her cast mates for the reason why her husband, Marc Daly, has yet to appear on the show.

“That’s why Marc don’t wanna be part of this. Because every time you turn around and trash his f—— wife,” Moore said. “Sick of it! I don’t f—— gotta do s— no more. Take my m———— mic off.”

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Eva Marcille Has No Time Her ‘RHOA’ Co-Stars’ Drama

29 Jan

RadarOnline.com:

Eva Marcille may be joining The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but that doesn’t mean she has any interest in her co-stars’ pre-existing feuds.

E! News caught up with the America’s Next Top Model winner ahead of her debut episode, airing Sunday, Jan. 28, at the launch of Urban Skin Rx at Target stores, and when we asked for her two cents on the bitter fighting going on between Kim Zolciak-Biermann and her enemies Kenya Moore and NeNe Leakes, she made it clear that she has no time for that.

“Life is a lot of drama. I don’t have a take because I don’t invest in it,” she said. “It can be very nasty. I don’t major in the minor. I have a three year who’s turning four at the end of this month and then a child due in two months and a wedding to plan and a home to outfit and a city to learn so I have a lot more on my plate than to worry about people’s perceptions of each other. It’s so trivial to me.”

So, how’d she get dragged into this messy circle in the first place? It all came down to her re-location to the ATL and her longtime friendship with the Queen of Bloop, honey. “Actually, it was kind of an organic move. I moved to Atlanta, my fiancé was running for mayor and I found myself back and forth to Atlanta over the past two and half to three years. And then more so when he was running so I decided to make the big move. I moved myself and my daughter to Atlanta,” she told us. “And I’ve known Nene Leakes for years and she was one of my first calls when I moved here. I was like, ‘Hey, I’m moving back to Atlanta, I’m older now, I don’t know anyone. Where do I go, what do I do? Where’s my gym, what’s my spa, who’s my nail tech?’ And she goes, ‘I’ll teach you everything.’ So that was my segue into Housewives. She introduced me to some of her friends. She took me to some of the venues here, including Kandi’s restaurant. Kandi [Burruss] has a son who’s a little younger than my daughter, but we’re both moms of toddlers so it was an organic fit.”

While she may hope to stay above the fray, the dramatic midseason trailer hints at some entanglement with Cynthia Bailey‘s suspicious new beau Will. “This man crazy,” we see her tell NeNe. “Like, 5150 crazy.” Does she know something about his player ways? It looks like it. We’ll have to tune in to find out what sort of dish she comes ready to drop.

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Lisa Vanderpump On How She’s Taken Advantage Of Being A Reality TV Star

28 Jan

NYTimes.com:

She laughed before pausing and dropping her voice to a whisper. “Then, I got it. Everywhere you go people stare at you and are very aware of you being on the show,” she said. “You start to choose your vacation based on where the show wasn’t aired. You start to live your life differently.”
The show, of course, is Bravo’s hit reality series “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” now in its eighth season, which chronicles the boozing and brawling among a group of privileged female frenemies in the luxurious Los Angeles enclave.
It has helped transform Ms. Vanderpump from glamorous restaurateur into an avatar of the city’s obsession with wealth, good looks and success.
She is also the producer of the popular spinoff “Vanderpump Rules.” That show focuses on the mudslinging between the hard-drinking staff at her restaurant SUR, which she owns with her husband, Ken Todd.
Ms. Vanderpump, however, made it clear that she’s not complaining. She not only embraces her peculiar form of fame, she also capitalizes on it.
Ms. Vanderpump uses her celebrity to promote her restaurants (she is also an owner of Villa Blanca); the magazine Beverly Hills Lifestyle, of which she is editor; and most recently Vanderpump Rosé, a libation that matches her feminine and bubbly worldview. It’s a fitting tie-in. During one recent season, her tag line during the show’s title sequence was “Life isn’t all diamonds and rosé. But it should be.”
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Teresa Giudice Has Harsh Words About Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita Possibly Rejoining RHONJ

28 Jan

USmagazine.com:

As is tradition, once a Real Housewives show wraps up its reunion, all eyes turn to the season ahead. For The Real Housewives of New Jersey season nine, that could mean an infusion of new (or familiar) faces. Siggy Flicker already announced her exit, claiming she got a bad edit, and rumors are already swirling that the Garden State series could be bringing back original cast members Caroline Manzon and Jacqueline Laurita to shake things up.

“Maybe if they both come back it’s because they need the money,” Teresa Giudice told E! News. “But, I mean, whatever, bring it on. I could give two s—ts if they come back. Do I want to reconcile being friends with them again? No. They’re both evil people and I really don’t want anything to do with evil people. I don’t, but if I have to give them a piece of my mind I will.”

Teresa cited Caroline cozying up with her own family as a plot just for the show because she’s a “money hungry bitch.”

Click play to hear what she else she has to say about Caroline.

As for Siggy, who said, “After much reflection and Bravo’s support, I have decided that this will be my last season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. I am grateful to the network for allowing me to be part of this successful franchise and wish only the best for Teresa, Melissa, Dolores, Danielle and Margaret. At this time, I want to focus on my beautiful family, my growing business and some exciting new projects,” Teresa said she’s not shocked that Siggy quit the show.

“It’s not for everyone. You’ve got to have thick skin in this business,” Teresa said.

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Lauri Peterson’s Son Joshua Set To Go On Trial For Attempted Murder

27 Jan

LATimes.com:

The attempted-murder trial for Joshua Waring, son of former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Lauri Peterson, is expected to begin Monday with jury selection.

Waring, 29, is facing three counts of attempted murder and other felony and misdemeanor charges in connection with a shooting at a former sober-living home in Costa Mesa in June 2016, according to Orange County Superior Court records.

Waring could face multiple life sentences if convicted.

His mother was a cast member on Bravo’s Orange County-based reality TV series from its debut in 2006 until 2008.

A man identified only as Daniel L. was seriously injured in the shooting in the 2900 block of Babb Street.

Witnesses told police that Waring had left the house, described as a “drug crash pad,” after a confrontation with a resident but returned around 2:30 a.m. June 20 in a BMW X3 belonging to his girlfriend, authorities said. Shots were fired at three people outside, authorities said.

Waring was arrested about eight hours later after a police pursuit through Santa Ana.

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How Teresa Giudice Found Out Melissa Gorga Was Joining ‘Real Housewives’

27 Jan

PageSix.com:

Although they’re sisters-in-law, Melissa Gorga wasn’t who told Teresa Giudice she would be joining the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast full-time for Season 3.

“I get a phone call from Andy Cohen that Melissa and Kathy [Wakile] are going to be the new ‘Housewives,’ and I’m like, ‘What? I just talked to them,’” Teresa said on “The Morning Breath” live show Thursday night in New York City. “I was surprised. You don’t do that. That’s not cool with family.”

Teresa said her time behind bars helped her move “past” her feud with Melissa.

“I just forgot about everything with Melissa, and I’m glad I did because it made my parents happy and now I don’t have my mom anymore,” Teresa, 45, shared. “I’ll take going away 10 more times, I just wish I never lost my mom.”

Teresa and Joe Gorga‘s mother passed away in March at age 66.

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Meghan King Edmonds Is Leaving ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ to Focus on Family & Pregnancy

24 Jan

People.com:

Meghan King Edmonds is hanging up her Housewives hat.

On Tuesday, the Real Housewives of Orange County star announced that she’s stepping away from the Bravo show after three seasons, explaining her “bittersweet” decision in a lengthy blog post.

“I arrived at this multi-faceted decision after much thought, and then I thought some more,” she said. “As you might suspect filming this show takes a massive emotional toll: I’m literally filming my real life in real time and engaged in situations and circumstances which can be contentious. Then, when the show airs, we relive some trying of the most trying moments in our lives and then endure the public’s reaction; we never come out as winners to every viewer.”

Edmonds, 33, also said the show took a “physical toll” on her as she underwent IVF treatments in season 11, and experienced the busy life of a new mom after welcoming daughter Aspen King Edmonds in season 12.

“Filming is grueling!” she admitted. “After my first season I knew what to expect for round two, but even still, filming during IVF and then the beginning of pregnancy during my second season was difficult. I was hormonal and tired all the time. But my third season takes the cake: I had a newborn and had to hire a full time live-in nanny (my cousin) so as to allow me the flexibility to meet my obligations of continuous days and long hours of filming, traveling, etc.”

“My mind was often foggy as I filmed but I put on a great face and did it because I loved being a Housewife and was so grateful for my opportunity,” she said.

Isn’t this the second time that she announced that she’s leaving ‘RHOC’?

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