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Days after the reunion smack-down seen around the country world, the battle continues off screen for the Real Housewives of New York City.

In an interview with the HollywoodLife, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps is still reeling from the reunion over some comments made by Ramona Singer. Ramona revealed LuAnn had an open marriage with her ex-husband (something LuAnn has still yet to deny) and Ramona also questioned her parenting skills.

“It was very upsetting that I have women that are attacking an old marriage when I’m finally happy and I have a new relationship,” LuAnn says. “The only thing that they could pull out of their hat was to attack my old marriage which is very desperate. I find that they would use my family as a way of getting to me — I think it’s the lowest of the low.” They? Wasn’t Ramona the only one who brought up her marriage? And while the Countess didn’t come right out and attack Ramona’s marriage, she did insinuate Mario was cheating on WWHL after the psychic episode aired.

The Countess also slams Ramona for bringing up her daughter during the reunion. “She has no moral threshold. It’s very upsetting to have a woman — we’ve been in this together since the beginning — that has no moral standards or doesn’t keep her word first of all and second of all that she would go so low to go after my children. That’s just not OK,” says Luann.

And of course Luann’s BFF Jill Zarin also had to chime in. “Ramona was being hypocritical,” reveals Jill. “For the last couple of seasons, Ramona has been relentless about exposing LuAnn’s problems in her marriage, talking about LuAnn cheating, and saying all these things. [And] we agreed four years ago when we started filming that children were off limits.”

Err didn’t Jill spend the first two seasons talking about Alex McCord’s kids misbehaving?

“God forbid her [Ramona’s] daughter ever goes through a tough time in her life and to have one her co-stars bring attention to it,” continues Jill. “Ramona and LuAnn had talked about some issues and agreed to not talk about it on the show — and she broke her promise. I couldn’t stand to witness it. I was angry. I was very protective.”

As for Ramona, she expresses regret over her comments about Luann’s daughter (she stated Luann’s daughter had been to 4 schools in 4 years). “The only thing I regret is talking about her daughter,” Ramona confesses. But “I think she knows how I feel. LuAnn pushed my buttons. They didn’t show it fully on the show. And I thrashed back and it was impulsive (that makes me Ramona). I’m not a liar, but it was disrespectful for her daughter. She threw me against the wall.”

And if there’s one thing to be learned about the RHONY drama, it is that it’s all real as in these women really do hate each other both on and off screen, as evident by this reunion clip. In fact, the Huffington Post is reporting things are very “toxic” amongst the ladies to the point that Bravo is now worried if they will be able to continue doing the show together. Evidently you can have TOO MUCH drama on a housewives series. Who knew?

“Things have gotten so bad that producers are worried that this cast can no longer film together,” several insiders reveal. “All the ladies have long memories and will not let the smallest thing go. The level of hatred at the moment is so high that it’s toxic and all consuming. It doesn’t make for good TV drama. Now it’s just petty and sad.” Petty and sad indeed.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON LUANN AND JILL’S COMMENTS? DID RAMONA GO TOO FAR? HAS THE SHOW BECOME TOXIC?

Days after taking some low blows at her ex-fiance Hugh Hefner, Playmate Crystal Harris is now apologizing, admitting she went too far.

During Crystal’s interview on the Howard Stern Show on Tuesday, she stated sex with Hef only lasted “like two seconds” and that she was definitely “not turned on by” him.

Crystal has now taken to her twitter to apologize. “The Stern interview scared me, he’s harsh,” wrote Crystal. “I was unprepared and blurted out things I shouldn’t have said, I’m sorry,” she added.

It also appears Hef, who was adamant Crystal was lying about their lack of a sex life, accepts Crystal’s apology. “Crystal apologized for her Howard Stern interview, which I appreciated. It didn’t have much to do with reality,” tweeted Hef. “I think Crystal told Howard Stern what he wanted to hear. That’s her MO with most everyone,” he added in a tweet to a fan.

Hef also claimed they had a great sex life in a now deleted tweet from earlier this week. “The sex with Crystal the first night was good enough so that I kept her over two more nights,” wrote the 85-year-old.

Good thing for Hef, some gold-diggers Playmates have come to his defense in light of Crystal’s comments. “I’ve heard girls say they have a lot of fun in there,” said Playmate Hiromi Oshima to PEOPLE. “Hef is a lover,” said Dani Mathers, who works at Playboy TV. “I think they definitely had sex more than that one time and it wasn’t two minutes. Hef definitely has a sex life.”

Photo credit: Rachel Worth / WENN.com

TELL US – WHEN IT COMES TO HEF’S SEX LIFE, WHO DO YOU BELIEVE? THE PLAYMATES OR CRYSTAL? PLUS THOUGHTS ON CRYSTAL’S APOLOGY?

Jersey Shore Season 4

With less than a week until the season 4 premiere, the Jersey Shore cast is starting to do some press to promote the show while also filming season 5 at the same time.

In a new interview with Extra, Snooki discusses her car crash in Florence, Italy which ultimately led to her license being suspended. “The brakes weren’t really working in our Fiat. They were, like, old. I tried to use the brakes and they didn’t work,” said Snooki of the fender bender. “So to avoid the cops, I ran right into a wall so I didn’t hurt anybody.”

Snooki adds that the cast stayed close to home following the crash. “The only time we [drove was] to the gym, so after that nobody went to the gym — we’d just walk around,” she tells Extra.

Moving on to the on-again off-again poster couple Ronnie and Sammi. As we reported weeks ago, the two once again got back together during filming in Italy.

And surprisingly, they are still going strong today though something tells us they’ve probably had 10 breakups between then and now. While talking to Extra, Sammi admits they are indeed “back together,” adding they are now “moving forward each day in the right direction.” Uh uh. When Ronnie is asked if he thinks fans want to see them back together, he answered – “I think fans want to see us together but not fighting. They want to see us together and happy.” Something tells us fans would rather not see them together at all since that always equals fighting.

In the same interview, Vinny reveals we will have to wait and see if he got to meet his family in Italy. And The Situation’s favorite Italian phrase? It translates into “let’s go back to the house” of course.

The Italian season 4 of Jersey Shore premieres August 4 on MTV at 10/9c.

On Monday night, Bachelorette star Ashley Hebert narrowed down her picks to the final 2!

One of those lucky men is J.P. Rosenbaum who is now the target of some not so flattering tabloid reports. According to a new cover story by In Touch Weekly, J.P. is a jealous and controlling person who is still not over his ex.

The mag claims that J.P., who seems like a sweet and happy guy on the show, has been living a double life for the sake of the cameras. “J.P. was severely depressed over the breakup when he tried out for the show,” reveals a Bachelorette insider. In fact, “he only tried out for The Bachelorette at the insistence of a friend who wanted to snap him out of his heartbreak.”

That ex is Stephanie Kerman, a 27-year-old publicist in NYC, who reportedly broke J.P.’s heart back in 2008, and has since moved on with another serious boyfriend. A source however insists J.P. just can’t seem to totally move forward. “After she broke up with him, he would send her flowers at work, and I remember him showing up at the office more than once,” a friend of Stephanie’s explains.

The friend adds that jealousy and other factors led to their breakup. “I think he is a very jealous person,” says the friend. “Stephanie met someone she was attracted to, and that was the beginning of the end of their relationship… J.P. was a nice guy, but he seemed a little controlling.”

And this might be a problem for Ashley if J.P. is the guy she is currently engaged to. In Touch adds that even though J.P. has told Ashley he loves her and might be receiving the final rose on the finale, he may still be too damaged by “the one that got away” to live happily ever after with Ashley.

You can read more about this story in the latest issue of In Touch Weekly.

TELL US – IF ASHLEY PICKS J.P., IS THIS RELATIONSHIP DOOMED ALREADY?

If you thought part 1 of the Real Housewives of New York City reunion was dramatic and draining, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

In a new preview clip released by Bravo, things get even more intense between the housewives. The drama kicks off when Andy Cohen reads part of Jill Zarin’s blog in which she strongly insinuates her costar Ramona Singer has a drinking problem. Ramona fires back by alleging Jill has been to AA (Alcoholics Anonymous).

In the clip below, Andy asks Ramona if she has a drinking problem. “I only have a problem because of the way it’s being shown. I don’t drink any more or less than I have in the past 4 years. We film at parties, social events, I don’t have a problem,” says Ramona, who has always remained adamant that she was simply trying to promote her pinot line on the show.

As Ramona continues to talk, Jill can be heard making snide remarks. Andy then goes on to read the statement from Jill’s blog in which she pretty much says Ramona drinks in an unhealthy manner, is leading a bad example for her daughter and accuses her of lying about how much she drinks, stating she can go back to footage from the show and count the number of times Ramona drank without food. Jill finishes off her blog by stating Ramona is “lying to herself.” Shots fired.

Ramona’s retort is pretty shocking. “You know what Jill, I really respect you. I think you are a fabulous woman. I know at times you had problems. You went to AA, you had alcoholic problems. Just because you did doesn’t mean I do,” says Ramona.

WOW. We will have to wait until Monday night, when part II airs on Bravo, to see how Jill responds to that. Some are now saying this might explain why Jill seems to always stay away from alcohol on the show, mostly sticking to diet coke during social occasions. Some are also saying Jill seemed to use some AA/12-step talk during this season.

My take is had Ramona made this revelation about anyone else on the show, I would probably have some sympathy but since it’s Jill… I will also add that it was very unwise of Jill to repeatedly insinuate Ramona had a drinking problem if she indeed does have this skeleton in her closet. The preview clip is below. The reunion airs Monday at 10/9c.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE PREVIEW AND RAMONA’S ACCUSATION? DO YOU BELIEVE IT? DID RAMONA GO TOO FAR OR FAIR GAME?

A week after he was reported to be in talks to join Dancing With The Stars, TMZ is now confirming Rob Kardashian is officially signed on!

Multiple sources confirm to TMZ that Rob, 24, is officially on board despite concerns about the DWTS schedule conflicting with his older sister Kim Kardashian‘s big mediawhore wedding in August.

Rob has reportedly signed the dotted line for the new season which will premiere September 19. Rob won’t be the first Kardashian to compete on the show as Kimmie made it all the way to week 3 back in 2008.

Oddly enough, TMZ reported last week that the DWTS producers were working hard this season to get some real A-listers on the show, even changing their policy to a no minimum rehearsal requirement.

And it appears Jersey Shore’s Snooki might be a no go despite the report that she was also negotiating to appear on the show. Her manager issued a non-denial denial to the Rumor Fix simply stating “Not true” when asked about the DWTS rumors.

As for Rob, no word yet on what exactly makes him a “star.”

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON ROB BEING CAST ON THE SHOW? IS HE EVEN Z-LIST?

Big Brother 13’s Cassi Colvin found herself on the chopping block after the Veteran alliance, well mostly Rachel, decided she was a threat.

And perhaps they were right. Unlike most players who play the Big Brother game, Cassi was loyal to her alliance till the end, unwilling to tell the others what they wanted to hear and even refused to campaign against her partner Shelly to stay in the game. Not surprisingly, Cassi was evicted from the BB13 house last Thursday in an unanimous vote.

In a new interview with DigitalSpy, Cassi reveals if she really thinks Rachel is jealous of her, why she refused to campaign against Shelly (she’s not aware Shelly back stabbed the alliance) and reveals what she would have done differently. Excerpts from her interview below –

There was a lot of discussion about girls in the house being jealous of your looks. Do you think that’s what was really behind Rachel’s dislike for you?
“Honestly, that belief was brought to my attention several times and I was the last to give any credit to that being the case. I think Rachel’s biggest issue with me is that I am a girl [who’s] comfortable in my own skin and happy with who I am on the inside when I don’t think she has found herself yet. Also, I think she was intimidated because she knew that I wouldn’t be her minion because of the Brenchal union or her experience in the game. I feel that I was the most independent newbie, the one least likely to let their promises of safety throw me off guard and make me easy to sway – I have my own mind.”

You said that you didn’t feel you could campaign against Shelly because you two had become so close. Do you feel that relationship was worth potentially giving up $500k?
“Shelly and I always said it was our worst nightmare to be put on the block together. We hoped to make it through the duos and golden key period intact. She was the only person in the house that my trust in never wavered with. Because I respect and adore her so much, I had nothing negative to say about her. Any speaking I did on my behalf after nominations was never to portray myself as a better option to keep in the house but only to remind people of what I had to offer in the game. I feel pretty confident that my pleas would have been to no avail because from a gameplay standpoint at this point in time, I am the bigger threat. I don’t think my campaigning or lack thereof affected my chance at the prize and I still left with my integrity and no regrets.”

If given another chance to play the game, would you have done anything differently?
“As cautious as I was from day one with what I said and who I said it to, I definitely could have been more tightlipped. I think a lot of the newbies recognized that I was ready to play from the start because I was so outspoken and honest. This made it easy for me to become the scapegoat for the things we were all feeling.”

The newbie alliance seemed pretty solid in the beginning but crumbled soon after, with two members flipping over to the other side in the first week. What do you think went wrong there?
“Although unspoken, the line was clearly drawn coming into the house with new versus old players and unfortunately rather than the newbies realizing that this was a golden opportunity to use our number advantage to our benefit, they cowered to intimidation because of the veterans’ experience in the game and relationship with one another outside of the house.”

You attempted to align yourself with the veterans after the first elimination. Is this something you always imagined you’d have to do at some point in the game or was going to the other side just a last-ditch effort to stay in the game?
“The veterans actually approached Shelly and I with the proposal of keeping one another safe. In my mind, it was never an alliance nor did I have any intention with aligning with the veterans as a whole. For me, it was simply a deal to keep Shelly and I safe for the time being, hence why I encouraged other newbies to put Brendon and Rachel up because they were the biggest threat in the game and it wasn’t an option for myself because my word is my word. But further on down the road, I would have been interested in aligning with Jeff and Jordan.”

A live eviction episode of Big Brother will air tonight on CBS at 9/8c during which host Julie Chen will reveal a new twist! As we reported last week, the eliminated HGs are being sequestered. When you add in Evel Dick’s early departure, it’s all but certain there will be a twist to bring back one of the evicted HGs.

Up for eviction tonight are Dominic and Adam. And thanks to Danielle’s shenanigans and all around bad game play, it’s all but certain Dominic will get the boot. Dominic is however not giving up just yet as he is trying to sway the newbie votes (Kalia, Shelly and Porsche) his way. He seems to have Kalia’s vote but will Shelly, who claims to be feeling very guilty for backstabbing her alliance, and Porsche vote for him to stay? We will find out tonight. Once again, here’s to hoping a newbie wins tonight’s HOH so there is a desperately needed shift of power in the house!

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CASSIE’S INTERVIEW & TONIGHTS EPISODE? WHO ARE YOU ROOTING FOR TO STAY? DOMINIC OR ADAM?

A ton of Real Housewives of New Jersey news to report today so let’s begin with the 4th season of the hit show!

Yes, filming on the RHONJ season 4 has already began! In fact, it began weeks ago. This is pretty surprising as to my knowledge, Bravo has never filmed a new season of a Real Housewives series while the previous season was still on the air.

It is likely this is being done due to the extremely high ratings and the network doesn’t want to wait an entire year to push out a new season. There are also rumblings Bravo did this to capture Teresa Giudice’s bankruptcy fraud trial which was originally scheduled for mid July. As we reported, that trial has now been postponed to October 13. I am also hearing Bravo is planning to debut the new season this fall. Wowzers.

Meanwhile Perez Hilton recently reported the producers behind the show put out an ad looking for new housewives. I can however confirm all of the current five housewives have been filming so it’s likely Bravo is just looking to add an extra housewife to the mix.

In other news, after receiving backlash for the awful things her husband Joe Giudice said about Melissa Gorga on the most recent episode of the show, Teresa is now blaming editing for Joe’s actions claiming he wasn’t trashing Melissa. While the Gorgas visited the Giudices for Christmas, all seemed to be going well until Joe decided to unleash some not so nice words about Melissa who was nearby but couldn’t hear. Bravo captioned Joe’s words on screen and below is the transcript of Joe’s exact words –

  • “I don’t give a sh*t about her”
  • “She’s a friggin’ animal”
  • “They’re f*cking animals”
  • “Who the hell would want to be that friggin’ racoon face over there? She’s a witch”

In Teresa’s latest blog on Celebuzz, she claims Joe wasn’t talking about Melissa but rather one of Melissa’s sisters – Lysa Simpson – and that Bravo simply edited it to make it appear he was trashing Melissa. “At my Christmas Eve party, sitting in his own house with his own brother-in-law, Joe was talking about Lysa NOT Melissa,” wrote Teresa. But how can Joe be talking about Lysa when he used the words “over there” to describe the person he was trashing? Need more proof? Below is a screen shot from the episode.

Perhaps Melissa’s sister was lurking in the room somewhere in Teresa’s home and went undetected by everyone including Bravo’s cameras. Even more interesting are the number of negative comments on Teresa’s Celebuzz blog. As you all know, Bravo has a policy of not posting the very negative comments on the housewives’ blogs on the Bravotv website.

Also interesting is the fact that those “f*cking animals” are not the ones going on trial for bankruptcy fraud, being arrested for DUIs, or facing 10 years in prison.

And finally, the most recent episode of the RHONJ featuring the smackdown of Kim Granatell was the highest rated episode of the season! Over 2.9 million viewers tuned in to see the Manzos take down the sh*t stirring Kim G. Sunday’s episode was up 15 percent among total viewers compared to the previous week’s episode.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON TERESA’S DENIALS & JOE’S COMMENTS? ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF A NEW RHONJ SEASON IN THE FALL?