Despite the show’s high ratings, Bravo has yet to announce a second season, though it is likely there will be a season two. This season has brought us a wedding and the birth of Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy‘s first child.
In tonight’s episode, as Bethenny (slowly but surely!) adjusts to motherhood, her emotions take over when she must leave Bryn overnight to head out of town on business. With her new priorities, Bethenny is in tears as she heads out the door, leaving Bryn and Jason back in NYC. Luckily, once she’s back the new family heads for a vacation out in Montauk. Bringing along the whole crew, the baby nurse, Julie and Max, the trip is off to a rocky start when Jason and Bethenny realize they’ve forgotten a place for Bryn to sleep, along with many other essential baby items.
In other Bethenny news, just a week after some of the Real Housewives of DCcalled Bethenny their role model, the Real Housewives of NYC star is dishing out some advice to the DC ladies.
When asked by the HollywoodLife what she would like to tell the DC ladies, Bethenny says: “Be true to yourselves and don’t manufacture who you want to be on the show” she advises. “It’s not fool’s gold — you don’t go on television to be rich, famous and successful . You have to have something to back it up.”
She also advises the ladies to keep their kids away from the cameras as much as possible: “Look at what happened in Jersey,” Bethenny said “I haven’t really been watching, but I hear one of the Jersey daughters [Ashley] is in a fight with one of the Housewives [Danielle].”
“I would say keep your kids out of it as much as possible,” Bethenny suggested. “You’ve got to be an adult and know how to deal with it.”
Bethenny also took the time to thank DC Housewives Stacie Turner and Mary Amons for referring to her as their role model. “I think it’s really nice that the D.C. housewives say I’m the housewife role model,” Bethenny said. “That’s flattering and so nice!”
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Andrew Gordon, a 39 year-old podiatrist from Miami Beach, FL, found himself the latest house-guest to be eliminated from Big Brother12.
In a new interview with PEOPLE, Andrew aka Captain Kosher, discusses his elimination despite being a pawn, his eviction speech, finding out about Matt‘s lie, and why he thinks Rachel is an “idiot.”
Excerpts from Andrew’s interview below -
What do you think was your biggest mistake in the house was?
I shot myself in the foot with the speech that I gave during the veto meeting and couldn’t recover.
During that speech, you lied and said you were coming after Rachel and Brendon. Had you stayed in the house and won HOH, who would your targets have been?
I would have targeted Kristen and Hayden with the intent of getting Kristen out of the house.
Julie Chen called [your speech] “the best plea speech I’ve ever seen.”
I think it was on of the top eviction speeches ever. I hope people don’t take it to heart after the show is over with. If I had more time, I would’ve liked to have exposed the Lane and Matt connection.
You lied about your profession but now that you know the truth about Matt, do you feel he went too far?
It’s part of the game. Some people in the world believe he did go too far. I believe that when you go into the house, it is a game and you should never take anything personally.
What did you think of Rachel’s goodbye message when she accused you of trying to get between her and her man?
Rachel is an idiot. I think if anything I saved her man and now she repays me by sending me out. I want to ask her that when she gets out as well.
Nominated for eviction tonight are Hayden and ‘girlfriend’ Kristen, as Britney did not use the POV to save either of them. The plan by HOH Rachel is to get Kristen out, but we will find out tonight if that works.
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Pictured above is Peggy Tanous and husband Micah Tanous on their wedding day. Radar is reporting the Alexis Bellino clone Peggy has joined the cast and has even began filming scenes with the other housewives.
Oddly enough, Peggy is said to be a friend of Alexis Bellinowith insiders describing her as being “truthful and blunt” and someone “who always tell it the way it is.”
Peggy’s husband, Micah, is described as being an internet entrepreneur. Peggy and Micah have two daughters together.
According to Radar, Peggy will be joining existing cast members Vicki Gunvalson, Gretchen Rossi, Tamra Barney and Alexis Bellino. Lynne Curtin’s name was left out of the list, could she be off the show? Only time will tell.
A report by Popeater today states that the Bravo Housewives are tired of being used by the network.
According to Popeater, “All the ladies have had enough of being used by Bravo and plan to start fighting back.” A source tells the site, “They are pissed that they only get paid $3,000 to tape each episode and are furious that they get paid nothing to tape the reunion episode. It’s two full days of their lives with no lunch breaks and no pay. Everyone on the set is getting a paycheck except the stars. How can that be right?”
The $3,000 per episode fee was unveiled in Teresa Giudice’s bankruptcy documents. However, that amount only applies to the Real Housewives of the New Jersey. Negotiations are done separately for each franchise and the Real Housewives of Atlanta did receive $100,000 each for their second season, and will be reportedly receiving $150,000 each for their upcoming season 3. One of the Atlanta Housewives confirmed the salary to the Atlanta Constitution Journal a while back. No word yet on how much the other franchises are receiving.
And in case you follow any of the housewives on twitter, you probably noticed a lot of them took a trip to New York last week, while not revealing what they were going there for. Well Popeater is now revealing the executives at Bravo decided to have the housewives make an appearance on ‘The Fashion Show,” in other to boost the ratings.
“None of the housewives wanted to be on ‘The Fashion Show,’” an insider dishes. “However, the network insisted they film all week for hours and hours, and to add insult to injury, they got nothing in return. Not even a thank you.”
Popeater also reveals that the reason the Atlanta Housewives decided to dial down the drama during last year’s infamous boring reunion show was because of money. The ladies reportedly took a stand together, agreeing not to fight unless they got paid. This reportedly led to Bravo paying the NYC ladies for their reunion, thus leading the drama filled 3-hour reunion special.
The reunion of the NJ Housewives is also being taped today and tomorrow in Atlantic city according to Popeater. It’s safe to say the entire premise of the reunion will be all the ladies vs Danielle. Wonder if Kim G. will make a special appearance?
So are the Bravo Housewives getting screwed? Absolutely. The Housewives series continues to hit ratings highs as the popularity of the show continues to soar all thanks to the ladies who decided to put their heads into this toilet to put their lives (the good and bad) on national television.
To give you an example of this, the main stars of MTV’s The Hills‘ were earning over $500,000 per season, while the Atlanta Housewives only earned $100,000 per season last year. The ratings of both shows? About the same, plus there are less cast members, meaning less people to pay on the Atlanta Housewives. So yes, I do think the ladies deserve more money, but then again, something tells me these women would do the show for free, as they all seem to want to be famous at any cost, or no cost at all rather.
Also want to add that the guy that wrote this article has relationships with a number of the NJ Housewives, so the source for this story is likely one or more of the NJ ladies.
In other NJ news, it seems Danielle Staub continues to hit new lows, even after the release of the self-leaked sex tape that came out earlier this year.
The Crushable blog is reporting that Danielle encouraged some crazed fan of the show on twitter, after he made some disturbing remarks about Ashley Holmes.
Twitter user @PriinceEdwiin tweeted the following to Danielle: “ItsMyBDAYToday And I Want @_ashleyholmes 2 kill herself & videotape so I can sit back, relax, & share the popcorn w/ @DanielleStaub.”
Danielle then tweeted back: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY boo!!!! May Every wish come true!!”
And despite the public outcry, Danielle has yet to take down the status. The story even makes this week’s issue of Life&Style with a “source” close to Ashley’s mom Jacqueline Laurita telling the mag, “No matter what happened between Danielle and Ashley, Danielle is the adult,” says the insider. “She’s a mother. What if someone said something like that about her kids? How would she react then?”
TELL US: DO THE HOUSEWIVES DESERVE MORE MONEY FROM BRAVO? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON DANIELLE’S WORDS?
“What happened in Miami was a wake-up call,” a source close to the Kardashians tells Life & Style. “Scott realized that Kourtney could bar him from seeing Mason if he kept drinking. That’s what ultimately led him to get help.”
According to the mag, Scott is taking the 50th second chance Kourtney is giving him seriously and is now seeing a therapist.
TELL US – WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE LAST EPISODE OF KKTM? WILL SCOTT EVER CHANGE?
“I’m not dating yet. I’m still just taking time for me,” the former Bachelor star told PEOPLE at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in Chicago. “I’m definitely doing some ‘me time’ right now.”
And when asked about the current season of the Bachelorette featuring his ex Ali Fedotowsky, Jake had the following to say: “I feel like I know Ali [Fedotowsky] pretty well,” he said. “I think any decision she makes is going to be the right one for her. She could go either way.”
And despite has nasty split with Vienna, Jake has no regrets with doing the show. You grow up so much during that show,” he added. “You’re not the same person when you start that you are when you finish. It’s an incredible experience.”
After watching the drama that took place between these two, I only have three questions. Who is nuttier between the two? Who is the bigger drama queen? And did Danielle finally meet her match in Kim G?
The episode begins with the morally and financially bankrupt Giudices, who have now come up with another creative way to continue living beyond their means, even after filing bankruptcy. Joe and Teresa visit the Brownstone to plan out yet another party. This time around, it’s for baby Audriana‘s christening and Teresa declares she wants ice sculptures. Teresa then reveals that the cause of Dina not being around anymore is Danielle. Evidently their close friendship only extended to being in front of Bravo cameras.
Next up we see Danielle pull up to a hospital, and we soon find out this TMI hospital visit is for her 16-year-old daughter’s first visit to see a OB-GYN, and I find myself asking if it was really necessary for Danielle to bring the cameras around for something so private. I mean it’s bad enough Christine has Danielle for a mother, is it really necessary to have her OB-GYN appointments filmed? Are we about to see poor Christine’s pap smear? Are the other home viewers as uncomfortable for Christine as I am at this point? Thankfully, we find out this appointment was more of a talking one. Danielle decides she isn’t done embarrassing her daughter on national television and proceeds to ask her if she’s having sex or “being a good girl” rather. An embarrassed Christine refuses to answer, and we get a HPV after school special. In this scene we also find out born again virgin Danielle does not date, not surprising considering she’s too busy making sex tapes with randoms.
Christopher Manzo is playing some pool with best friend John G. who just happens to be Kim G’s son. Kim G. decides to randomly show up with some popcorn for the adult men, and immediately gives us this awkward scene when she tries to get Christoper to arrange a playdate between she and Caroline. “Umm… Why don’t we go with you,” is what Chris is able to muster up. Kim G. is game and ready to do whatever it takes to become a regular on the show Caroline Manzo’s new BFF!
It’s the day of the weddingquinceanera christening and we see Teresa getting her girls ready. “Mom, where’s my purse? Can I wear my silver Juicy Couture one?” asks diva in training Gia. Teresa shares that Joe’s a little grumpy this morning due to working long hours in the pizzeria, oops his father’s pizzeria that is of course. Me thinks Joe’s a little grumpy cause he had just gone bankrupt trying to make his wife happy, but that’s just me.
Miami is about to get even hotter! Following its most successful season ever, tonight marks the premiere of the all new 5th season of Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club.
Bad Girls Club Miami marks the first time in the show’s history that it is being taped in a new location other than Los Angeles. Below is part of Oxygen’s press release -
“This season, the new batch of seven self-proclaimed “Bad Girls” live together with similarly explosive personalities, resulting in constant clashing between housemates. Besides hitting the trendy South Beach clubs, these “Bad Girls” are ready to take it up a notch — with manipulative backstabbing friendships, in-house love triangles, exotic trips to the Caribbean, unexpected alliances and endless mind games.”
I also had the privilege of viewing the premiere episode in its entirety and I must add that it includes whole lot of insanity and bad behavior.
What can you expect in tonight’s premiere? Let’s just say the episode ends with a full blown fight between one of the bad girls(Morgan) and a few of her castmates. Morgan, who happens to be a Miami local seems to be channeling last season’s Natalie Nunn as she declares herself the prettiest girl in Miami, and deems most of her fellow house mates as being too unattractive to hang out with her.
Morgan’s castmates don’t take to well to her superior attitude of course and they decide to let if be known by moving all her belongings out of the house and locking her out during one of her nights out. Morgan returns home to find her belongings outside, and ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE. What happens next? You will have to tune in tonight at at 9 PM ET/PT on Oxygen.
Below are the Photos and Bios of the newest bad girls! -
Morgan Osman, Miami Fl – Confidence is no issue for this Miami local. Morgan claims she is the prettiest girl in Miami and refuses to pay rent or bills, when she knows she can get away with whatever she wants. Before moving into the “Bad Girls” house, Morgan lived the high life with numerous celebrities. In Morgan’s world, life is all about being beautiful and being at the hottest clubs in South Beach.
Kristen Guinane, Boston MA – A self-proclaimed princess, Kristen grew up doing no wrong in her parents’ eyes. At the age of nine, Kristen entered the pageant circuit, fostering an intense competitive nature in her. This pampered, privileged blonde bombshell brings her taste for the high life to the “Bad Girls Club,” as well as her life-long aspiration to be a Playboy Playmate.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE NEW CAST AND SEASON PREMIERE OF BAD GIRLS CLUB?