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As we reported last week, the Real Housewives of Miami season 2 has been given the green light by Bravo!

The network made the somewhat surprising announcement last week that it planned to revamp the show for a sophomore season despite the low ratings and lackluster reviews.

In a press release, Bravo announced season 1 housewives Marysol Patton, Lea Black, and Adriana de Moura would be returning, meaning Alexia Echevarria, alongside Larsa Pippen and Cristy Rice, would not.

Larsa and Cristy’s exit from the show was not much of a surprise as Adriana confirmed their departures last November. Alexia’s absence from the press release was however a shocker.

But today, Alexia is revealing she will in fact be returning to the series… but with a smaller role aka she’ll no longer be an official housewife. And just as we speculated, Alexia confirms the reason is indeed to due to the serious injuries her teen son Frankie Rosello suffered in an automobile accident last summer.

CLICK HERE TO MEET THE TWO NEW MIAMI HOUSEWIVES!

“It was a parent’s worst nightmare to get that phone call,’’ says Alexia to the Miami Herald, about the accident that occurred last August, when her 14-year-old son Frankie was riding in the passenger seat of a car driven by a friend from school. On that rainy day, the car spun out of control, into oncoming traffic. Frankie ended up in ICU with a serious head injury and various broken bones, including a crushed pelvis. He was the only one who got hurt.

Alexia shares that Frankie’s recovery won’t be a part of the show because it’s such a “personal matter.’’ But when filming on the new season begins in a couple of weeks (production is set to begin this month), Alexis will likely be filmed talking to her castmates about the accident.

The good news is that Frankie, who continues to undergo therapy five days a week. continues to make a ‘miraculous progress.’  Alexia shares, “He’s eating, he’s walking, he’s happy, he’s not on medication. The doctors are amazed. Speech is the most pressing issue at the moment.” In fact, just moments ago, Alexia tweeted a photo, posted below, of Frankie in therapy. Best wishes to Frankie!

As for Larsa and Cristy, they have yet to comment on being off the new season.

I must say, while I get Alexia doesn’t want to exploit Frankie for the show, I don’t see what’s so awful about putting your son’s recovery on a reality show as this seems more like a positive story to me. Thankfully, things seem to be going well for Frankie, who according to her is making good progress. But then again, perhaps this is Frankie’s decision to not want to put his struggles on the show, in which case, is very understandable. Alexis was my favorite housewife from the Miami franchise so it’s nice to know she’ll be returning even if it’s for a smaller role.

No word yet on when Bravo plans to air the new season. A report also came out last week that Bravo has cast model Joanna Krupa and Lisa Hochstein to join the cast!

[Photo Credit: Johnny Louis/WENN.com]

TELL US – IS ALEXIA MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION IN NOT PUTTING HER SON’S RECOVERY ON THE SHOW? WILL YOU MISS HER BEING AN OFFICIAL HOUSEWIFE?

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Poor Kim Kardashian, she overestimated just how much America really loved her and as a result, continues to suffer major backlash following her 72-day marriage, which reportedly garnered her over $17 million!

And unfortunately for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, there seems to be no quick resolve for her messy divorce as Kris Humphries is hell bent on proving she is a fraud.

As we reported during the week, Kimmie and Kris are now at a standstill as Kris wants an annulment on the grounds of fraud, while Kim continues to insist the marriage was real, hence her reason for wanting a divorce over an annulment. In fact, Kim reportedly instructed her lawyers to try to keep the divorce proceedings under wraps and in private–oh the irony!–while Kris wants a televised hearing so the world can finally see Kim and the rest of her family for the fakes that they are.

And according to a new report by Radar Online, Kimmie Kakes is willing to do whatever it takes to keep from being exposed, which includes offering Kris hush money to go away quietly. However, Kris’ lawyer has conveyed to Kim’s attorneys that he is NOT interested in a cash settlement. You go Kris!

“There have been informal settlement talks going on between Kim and Kris’ respective lawyers. Team Humphries has made it crystal clear though that Kris isn’t seeking any money from Kim. Kris doesn’t want one penny from her. His lawyers have said the only terms acceptable for a settlement would be if Kim agrees to Kris’ contention that the marriage was a fraud,” says the source to Radar.

The source continues, “There is a stand-off at this point because Kim will never agree to that, she says the marriage wasn’t a fraud. It just didn’t work out.”

Kris’ lawyer is now moving forward in trying to prove his fraud case, and is planning to question Kim, her pimpmomager Kris Jenner, and E! executives about the now infamous fake Dubai scene they claim was taped in October, which we exposed was actually filmed in December at a film studio in LA… months after the divorce filing.

Another reason Kris wants the annulment over the divorce is because of the prenup he signed. The prenup reportedly prohibits him from speaking negatively of Kim or their marriage, but if he’s able to get an annulment, that prenup would be void, and he would be free to speak his mind.

While Kim continues to remain mum on her divorce and tanking popularity & brand, her BFF Jonathan Cheban is doing her dirty work his darndest to defend her.

Talking to the HollywoodLife blog, the very heterosexual Jonathan first slams Kris for wanting the divorce proceedings made public. “I mean for a guy that doesn’t like [media attention] … it’s really weird that he’s pushing for that to happen,” Jonathan states. “Kim is not doing the fighting, it’s up to the lawyers now. I just think that if he wants to keep pursuing it, he obviously has a big issue.” Perhaps someone needs to tell Jonathan most people wouldn’t take to well to discovering they were nothing but a prop for a famewhore’s reality show!

The wonky-eyed one then goes on to insist the 72-day marriage was very real! “The wedding was not fake, he’ll never be able to prove that the marriage and wedding was fake. It’s impossible,” Jonathan claims.”The wedding was real. I was there from the beginning where Kim was like ‘He’s cute, that guy, I want to meet him!’ You know what I mean? It could never work in court.”

And finally, it seems Kris, 27, has learned his lesson the hard way, as sources close to him are now revealing he is not only completely over Kim, but has also vowed to never marry another phony famewhore!

“Kris is so over Kim,” a source close to him reveals to the HollywoodLife. “He says he never even really knew who the real Kim was.” The source adds, “The Kim Kris fell in love with doesn’t exist anymore. Of course, she broke his heart, but Kris feels he’s a better person now.”

Kris, who is said not to be dating anyone at the moment, is reportedly taking his time before jumping into another romance or marriage. “Kris is more clear about the type of woman he eventually wants to marry and he doesn’t want her to be anything like the Kim you see on the reality show,” the source says. Can ya blame him?

[Photos Credit: WENN]

TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED KIM IS OFFERING KRIS HUSH MONEY TO GO AWAY? DO YOU BELIEVE KRIS WILL BE ABLE TO PROVE HIS FRAUD CLAIM IN THE ANNULMENT CASE?

VH1 Basketball Wives Season 4
Whoa drama! VH1 has just released the all new season four trailer for Basketball Wives, and folks, it does not disappoint!

In the five-minute clip below, the ladies offer us screaming matches, table fights and of course bitch slaps! And unfortunately for Jennifer Williams, it appears she is out of the circle, perhaps for good.

We had heard about the falling out between former BFFs Jen and Evelyn Lozada, but in the clip below, it’s pretty clear there is no love lost between the two ladies. Not only does Evelyn repeatedly threaten Jen with violence, but Evelyn’s assistant even goes as far as to slap Jen in one the scenes. Yikes. Jen reportedly filed a police report following that incident.

Also bringing the drama are newbies Kenya Bell and Kesha Nichols, as Kenya seems to be the new Meeka Claxton, getting into it with most of the cast, while Kesha attempts to go toe to toe with Tami Roman. Poor Kesha doesn’t stand a chance! The season trailer is below!

CLICK THERE TO SEE THE BASKETBALL WIVES SEASON 4 CAST PHOTOS!

No word yet on when we can expect the “You Ain’t About This Life” t-shirts from Ms. Evelyn, but you all know it’s coming!

And speaking of Evelyn, she continues to insist the wedding no one thinks is going to happen will indeed take place. According to TMZ, Evelyn and her NFL fiance Chad Ochocinco’s continue to plan their July wedding.

So can we expect Evelyn to change her name to Mrs. Ochocinco? That answer is no according to TMZ. The reason? Chad is planning to legally change his last name back to the one he was born with before his wedding date. And just in case you forgot what that name was, it is ‘Johnson.’

The new season of Basketball Wives premieres Feb. 20 on VH1.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE SEASON 4 TRAILER? YOU EXCITED FOR THE NEW SEASON? ARE YOU STILL DOUBTING EVELYN & CHAD WILL MAKE IT DOWN THE AISLE?

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UPDATE – Bravo just confirmed the news via a press release. The press release also stated season one housewives Marysol Patton, Lea Black, and Audriana de Moura will be returning! Meaning Alexia Echevarria, alongside Larsa Pippen and Cristy Rice, will not be on the new season.

No word yet on why Alexia is out – perhaps it has to do with her 13-year-old son Frankie who suffered a very serious car accident last summer that left him hospitalized for months. Alexia had previously stated she did not wish to have Frankie’s recovery and rehabilitation filmed for the series. Bravo also confirmed production on the new season is set to begin this month.

The original story is below

According to a new report, the Bravo network is gearing up to officially announce that the Real Housewives of Miami has been renewed for a second season!

This news is not much of a surprise as cast member Adriana De Moura pretty much confirmed it last November. The Hollywood Reporter states that Bravo is also cleaning house behind the scenes, as the network has called in the big guns–production company Purveyors of Pop–to produce the new season.

Purveyors of Pop is the same company behind Bravo’s more successful Atlanta, New Jersey, and New York Housewives franchises, as well as Bethenny Ever After.

THR also confirms what Adriana stated, which is that not all of the season 1 cast members will be coming back. While THR doesn’t confirm who will be getting the boot, Adriana has revealed both Larsa Pippen and Cristy Rice will not be returning.

Indeed, a new report by the Miami Herald today states Bravo has already cast replacements for Larsa and Cristy! And one of those new housewives is reportedly model Joanna Krupa!

That name should ring a bell as Joanna, 32, appeared on the 9th season of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. As for Joanna’s link to Miami, she is engaged to Mynt nightclub owner Romain Zago.

The second addition to the cast is said to be Lisa Hochstein, wife of plastic surgeon Dr. Lenny Hochstein of the short-lived Bravo version of Nip/Tuck called Miami Slice. Photos of Joanna and Lisa are below!

Bravo is said to be currently doing a test shoot with the new cast members. “They’re filming with these new women to see if it makes it more watchable, which compared to the first season, shouldn’t be that hard,” reveals a TV insider. Ouch! As for Bravo, they are not confirming the news simply stating: “No decision has been made on The Real Housewives of Miami.”

The Herald also adds that Mama Elsa Patton played a big role in Bravo’s decision to give Miami another chance. The first season of the series was not only lackluster, but it also tanked in ratings, too. Just how bad did the Miami housewives do, you ask? Let’s just say the now canceled Real Housewives of DC had better ratings!

I do wonder if this franchise can be salvaged – perhaps Bravo might want to consider adding more than two new housewives. Or better yet, I’m still waiting on my dream franchise aka The Real Housewives of Dallas… Sigh.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE TWO NEW ADDITIONS? DO YOU THINK THE SECOND SEASON WILL BE BETTER THAN THE FIRST? WHAT IS YOUR DREAM HOUSEWIVES CITY?

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR MORE PHOTOS OF JOANNA & LISA!

You know that old saying – once a famewhore, always a famewhore! Well, Jake Pavelka continues to hold on to his last few seconds of fame by any means necessary!

According to UsWeekly, the former pilot Bachelor star has signed on for a gig working for Chippendales!

Yes, Jake, 34, will start his new job at the Rio in Las Vegas on Feb. 23. But before you get overly excited, the reports state Jake will not be wearing the traditional Chippendales uniform, as he will only be the celebrity MC.

JAKE’S EX VIENNA GIRARDI SAYS KASEY KAHL ABUSED HER

However, while Jake’s not required to take off his clothes, sources tell UsWeekly he probably will!   “At this time, he’s not officially stripping, but you never know what can happen. It’s a live show and the audience always plays a big factor,” reveals Jake the source.

Since his stint on The Bachelor back in 2010, Jake has yet to return to being a pilot instead appearing on more reality shows including the Bachelor Pad and more recently, the VH1 disaster Famous Food.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON JAKE’S LATEST GIG? IS IT TIME FOR HIM TO GET A REAL J.O.B?


Bringing you an all new photo post this week!

Above is a photo of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong leaving the NBC Studios in New York City on February 6, after taping an interview to promote her new tell-all memoir.

Below, the OC Housewives film an interview for Extra and Alexis Bellino takes a non flattering photo; Caroline Manzo attends an event with hubby Albert; Nene Leakes has lunch in Los Angeles; Kim Richards steps out with sister Kathy; Kyle Richards steps out with BFF Faye and hubby MauricioKelly Bensimon attends an event, as does Sonja Morgan! Lisa Vanderpump steps out with hubby Ken! Plus photos of Gretchen Rossi, Tamra Barney & more!

Also below, Kim Kardashian is pictured with Larsa PippenKhloe Kardashian is pictured with no makeup on; and Mob Wives’ Big Ang makes a big entrance in Los Angeles! Plus Snooki, JWoww, Holly Madison, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and more!

[Photo Credit: Patricia Schlein/ WENN.com]

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOS!

Love and Hip Hop 2 Yandy Smith

Following the highly dramatic second season of Love & Hip Hop, and the non-reunion recap show, Yandy Smith is now opening up on a whole lot in a new interview.

Talking to VH1, Yandy confirms what we reported, which is that Chrissy Lampkin was indeed the reason VH1 could not film a typical reunion, as she refused to be in the same room with Yandy because Yandy refuses to bow down to her unlike Emily and Olivia. Diva much?

Yandy also reveals the status of her relationship with Jim Jones and Mama Jones today, discusses how she actually helped create the Love & Hip Hop series, and responds to all those rumors out about her – including the pesky one that she’s pregnant. Below are excerpts from Yandy’s interview:

What are your thoughts on the recap episode?

I was a little apprehensive, I was a little upset at the last few episodes with Erica and I was like ‘Oh my god, you guys made it look like I was setting Kim up!’ so I was kind of upset with production and Mona [Scott-Young] and I was like, why aren’t we doing a regular reunion show, I want to address people and certain things that were said and done, and Mona was like well, Chrissy doesn’t want to tape with you. I was like with me?? Why not? So I was like, I only want to do it if I can address the things that have happened because I don’t like looking a certain type of way.

I know that you were around for the filming on season one. I don’t know what your role was though. Were you on the set a lot?

No, I pitched the show but it was called, ‘Keeping Up With the Joneses.’ I pitched it. We couldn’t really get Jim to commit the way we needed him to, so I called my good friend Mona and she came in and she was pitching a show to another network about the women behind the scenes in hip-hop. So we put our brains together, and we figured out that we did the same kind of concept that she had but with Jim and Chrissy. Season one, I was actually overseas with Missy Elliott. I was overseas for three months, and that was the whole taping. I came back the day of Chrissy’s proposal to Jim and I was there for that. You’ll see me on clips briefly in that proposal scene.

Have you spoken to Jim at all since everything ended?

Nope, I haven’t.

And what about your relationship with Mama Jones?

I’ve spoken to Mama Jones… a bunch of times. I just spoke with her yesterday. Things are okay with her and I. She got mad at the last episode, but other than that…well not the last episode, she got mad when Chrissy and I got into it at the club. She was like, “That was unnecessary!” People don’t understand that when you’re human, you can only hold your composure but for so long, especially if it’s not who you really are. I’m not someone who gets talked to crazy or one that gets mistreated. You know, I have pretty good relationships. I’ve always maintained my relationships, so that was really difficult for me to keep biting my tongue. Someone just kept picking at me. You know? It was just difficult. It got to a point where I just got really tired and I was like, “You know what? I’m going to quit because I don’t ever want to disrespect someone’s lady.” So that’s when I just felt like maybe the best thing for me to do is just walk away from the situation to make things a little easier for him.

Do you take any comfort knowing that [Chrissy’s] anger and her feelings weren’t only directed at you? She had her fight with Kimbella. She’s had her history with Somaya—

Then Olivia for a little bit.

Exactly.

I don’t take comfort in knowing that because I think it’s sad, you know? I don’t take comfort in knowing that someone’s so bothered and just so unhappy that they have to find something to pick at. That doesn’t make me happy. That doesn’t make me comforted. I wish she could’ve been happy and have enjoyed taping and had a great experience from it. I do not find comfort in knowing that, you know, she had to find someone to pick at every season or every episode.

You’ve been the target of rumors, including one about you being pregnant, how do you handle that?

It’s crazy. I’ve heard I got a nose job, people put up before and after pictures of me, but they don’t know about makeup contouring. I’ve heard that I have butt implants. I’ve heard that I hosted a party at a gay and lesbian club so I’m a lesbian, I’ve heard so many crazy things, I don’t know how to explain it. I think people are used to it and know that it’s nonsense. Every single week I hear something new about me and it’s 98& false and 2% okay, I’ll give you that, maybe I gained weight so my boobs look bigger and I do look fatter.

What’s going on with your jewelry line?

It’s going really well! We’re calling it a lifestyle brand, EverythingGirlsLove.com is the name of the jewelry line and the online magazine. It launched when the show launched and it’s doing amazingly well in such a short time. We have Karen Gravano from Mob Wives on the cover now, last month we had Mashonda, the first month I was on the cover.

Meanwhile, Jim Jones made the following tweets below about producer Mona Scott Young after the recap episode aired on Monday night:


When all else fails, blame editing or better yet blame the producer! Both Chrissy and Jim are acting like whiney sore losers. The minute fans are no longer team Chrissy, all of a sudden they are ready to quit the show. Perhaps Chrissy needs to accept responsibility for her own bully actions, instead of blaming others! She’s the one who made herself look bad this season; starting with the nastiness by stomping and sucker punching Kimbella.

Moving on to Emily Bustamante, who posted a picture of her and her rapper beau Fabolous, proving the two are still indeed together or something like it. Emily posted a cozy photo of the two under the caption: “Don’t sleep on us.” That photo of Emily and Fab is below!

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON YANDY’S INTERVIEW? TEAM CHRISSY OR TEAM YANDY? DO YOU WANT TO SEE CHRISSY RETURN NEXT SEASON? IS EMILY SMART TO GET BACK TOGETHER WITH FABOLOUS?

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Ready or not, the original housewives aka the Real Housewives of Orange County return tonight on Bravo!

On tonight’s season 7 premiere, Peggy Tanous, who is no longer on the show, makes a brief return as she and Alexis Bellino come face-to-face for the first time since Alexis found out that Peggy dated her husband Jim, “meanwhile, Tamra must work hard in order to make ends meet and is trying to increase her real estate sales. Enter super rich Heather Dubrow who is looking for a new lot to build on. Tamra befriends Heather, but will the other ladies welcome Heather into their inner circle or will this only create more drama between the ladies?”

The show debuts tonight on Bravo at 9/8c and a preview clip is below!

Moving on to Gretchen Rossi, 33, as the outspoken blonde, talks of her feud with Vicki Gunvalson and takes serious issue with Vicki’s treatment of Slade Smiley, considering Vicki’s new boyfriend Brooks Ayers also has issues with child support. “Vicki has always had a lot to say about Slade and his issues with paying child support, she always has an opinion on it,” says Gretchen to The BPlot blog. “Yet now, she’s dating a man who has had similar issues. She’s still being judgmental and a hypocrite. It escalated from there.”

Gretchen said the fight (the one that’s been shown on the previews) exploded over Vicki’s ignorance about Slade’s son Grayson‘s illness. Gretchen admits she “kind of lost it” when Vicki implied Gretchen doesn’t understand what it’s like to have a sick child. Vicki’s daughter, Briana Wolfsmith, has been seen dealing with health problems the past couple seasons. “Slade’s son … has been sick for multiple years, and I just thought she was really out of line,” Gretchen seethes. “That’s really where you kind of see me kind of blow my gasket with her.”

VICKI GUNVALSON’S EX DONN GUNVALSON IS BATTLING CANCER

Gretchen is, however, happy she is no longer at odds with Tamra Barney. “I saw myself last season on camera, and I was just a very bitter, angry, resentful person,” she says. “I just kind of woke up one day and realized that’s not who I am.” That made Gretchen realize it was time to let it go and move forward.

I’m still not totally buying this sudden friendship between Gretchen and Tamra Sue. Perhaps I’ll have a change of heart once the new season begins airing!

In a separate interview with Life & Style magazine, Gretchen also discusses making babies with Slade! Though she’s still not ready to marry him.

“I know I want to have babies,” Gretchen tells Life & Style. “But I don’t know if I should have babies without being married, and I don’t know if I really want to be married yet.” Gretchen also promises we’ll see “a lot of personal contemplation” about her predicament on the new season. Err wasn’t that her storyline last season???

VICKI’S DAUGHTER BRIANA WOLFSMITH ELOPES IN LAS VEGAS!

Finally, newbie Heather Dubrow is speaking out about joining the show in an interview with Ology. And in somewhat of a shocker, Heather reveals she had never watched the series before deciding to sign on! “I think me coming to the show is sort of interesting, because I’ve never seen the show. I came in with fresh eyes and met everyone for the first time,” says Heather, adding that she started filming two days after agreeing to join the cast.

When asked how she got along with her castmates, Heather reveals she and Alexis Bellino had the most drama! “I’m really enjoying their friendships. Out of everyone though, I would say Alexis and I have had some friction, which I guess you’ll have watch to see what happens.”

Heather was also asked about the jab by Gretchen which has been shown repeatedly on the Bravo network for the new season promo. In the promos, Gretchen reveals she has never heard of Heather before, who can be seen telling everyone she meets that she’s an actress. Heather states, “Oh, it didn’t bother me. I’ve never gone by Heather Dubrow in my professional life, so I wouldn’t expect her or anyone to know.” Right Heather, because I’m sure everyone knows who Heather Paige Kent is!

The new season preview is below!

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON HEATHER & GRETCHEN’S COMMENTS? PLUS THOUGHTS ON THE NEW SEASON PREMIERE?

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE THE PREVIEW!