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Jackie Christie
Following the highly dramatic recent episode of Basketball Wives LA, Reality Tea caught up with the woman in the midst of it all — Jackie Christie for an exclusive interview!

In our chat with Jackie, she opens up about the drama involving her costars, the public perception that she’s the one stirring things up, her treatment of Draya Michele, whether she has any regrets about doing the show as well as her business endeavors (she is currently writing her fifth book). Below is our interview with Jackie —

Reality Tea: Hi Jackie, Why Did You Decide to do Basketball Wives?

Jackie: When the producers called me regarding the show I really felt comfortable and knew that it would be a good show, I also knew 2 of the girls prior to filming the show. Having been married for a very long time and having been with my husband Doug through his entire NBA career, I knew I had a lot I could offer the girls as far as experience knowledge and leadership and I’m grateful for having that opportunity to have shared so much with them all.

Reality Tea: How Do You Respond To The Criticism That You Are The One Stirring Things Up Amongst the Remainder of The Cast?

Jackie: That bothers me at times when people fail to realize that I was the one being talked about negatively in the beginning of our fall out, and discussed it with my cast mate who apologized and said she was kidding. But most people in my life that know me already know that I’m a very real and up front person. I believe communication is very important in any relationship, so trying to talk about it with the ladies was my motive but it was not received well. I just tell people when asked to watch the whole season before finalizing their judgment.

Reality Tea: How Hard Was It Being Confronted By Your Castmates On The Most Recent Episode In Hawaii and Ultimately Being Asked To Leave? Who Do You Think Is To Blame For All The Drama?

Jackie: It was bittersweet because I was a bit disappointed that the girls were not able to come clean and put all their issues on the table once and for all. Just be honest, then proceed to discuss those matters like adults but I did have my wonderful husband by my side after the drama, which meant the world to me. I was able to talk to him, and vent as he is my best friend and biggest supporter. He knows me thoroughly & totally understands my heart, and that I care for all my friends, even when they are wrong. With that being said, you will all have to stay tuned until the next episode to see how it all turns out.

Reality Tea: After Watching The Show, Do You Think You Received a Fair Edit?

Jackie: I do, because the editors are given footage and they proceed to then cut it to put the show together. Sometimes they may leave out a line or two or make it look one way when it was maybe different but I feel like they did a great job. I’m happy with the show and I feel like VH1 and Shed Media were awesome to work with.

Reality Tea: Do You Have Any Regrets About Doing The Show?

Jackie: No, I don’t have any regrets but I would rather the incidents with the other cast members would not have happened. I would have liked everyone to come clean and put all their cards on the table, but I have a big heart and forgive people easily.

More of Jackie’s interview below in which she talks Draya, the drama with her daughter, and season 2!

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It’s Nene Leakes vs. Sheree Whitfield take two as the war rages on between the Real Housewives of Atlanta costars!

After Sheree accused Nene of going behind her back to snag a hosting gig, Nene, who feels her castmates are jealous of her because of her fame, is now firing back in her latest Bravo blog, calling Sheree one of her biggest haters.

“Sheree made claims that were simply false! She has been one of my biggest haters, and I find that sad!” wrote the very, very rich Nene. “Of all the ladies, she has had the least success and her jealousy has reached an all-time high . So sad! Now I don’t want to spend too much time talking about someone that’s not even relevant, and I don’t owe anyone an explanation for the favor God has shown me in my life!”

Nene also defended her decision to buy her troubled 21-year-old son Bryson Bryant a car… with cash money… since she is now very rich… all due to her appearance on Celebrity Apprentice. If you recall, Bryson has been arrested a number of times on drugs and theft charges.

“My boys mean the world to me, and I want them to have better than I did. My son Bryson has made a few mistakes like any 21-year-old might. Sometimes good people make bad choices, but that doesn’t mean they’re bad! It means they are human. We went out to buy Bryson a car, which I was happy to do. I bought his car with cash money simply because I could!” wrote the Nene.

Sheree also blogged about the drama making it clear Nene did indeed try to jeopardize her hosting gig.

Sheree wrote: “To elaborate, NeNe called Tyrone several times complaining about him booking me for the amount I was being paid, all the while on speakerphone, obviously unbeknownst to her. She stated that since he knew her first, he should have booked me through her! She went on to say that he shouldn’t pay me the agreed upon rate, because she could have gotten me for a much lower rate, which would have created more money for her. She was saying that she should make the most out of all of us yada yada yada!”

Sheree continued, “Excuse me? You are getting the monetary amount you asked for. Why would you try to stop or get in the way of someone else? What’s the problem? Why would she feel the need to do this? Greed, envy, jealousy… This info comes from someone whom I’m very close to and I consider him to be one of my dear, loyal, and trustworthy friends, Charlie Mack. I was actually going to call him as well, but NeNe took off before I could! I wonder why? The funny thing is I felt that there could be some truth to what Charlie was saying, because I have experienced this type of undermining, manipulating behavior in the past from NeNe.”

Sheree goes on to make it clear she does not consider Nene to be a good person. “Bottom line it doesn’t matter what the dollar amount is, it’s the principle! If someone can smile in your face while stealing behind your back, that’s a conniving, evil person that I do not care to have around me… My mother always told me, ‘The people you look down upon on your way up will be the same people you look up to on your way down,'” added Sheree.

So the question is –

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TELL US – WHO DO YOU BELIEVE WHEN IT COMES TO THE HOSTING GIG? NENE OR SHEREE?


According to a new report, Kim Richards is not the only Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star with an alleged drinking problem.

In Touch Weekly magazine is reporting Taylor Armstrong continues to hit rock bottom with her drinking. A friend of Taylor tells the mag that while she used to be a social drinker; she is now up to 20 drinks a day since the tragic suicide of her estranged husband Russell Armstrong back in August.

“She starts early in the morning,” says the pal. “She’s gone from wine to hard liquor. She’ll pretty much drink anything.” The pal adds that they are terrified Taylor’s becoming an “alcoholic.”

In fact, Taylor’s loved ones are reportedly considering an intervention. “She’s drinking away her pain and her grief,” the friend explains. “But she has a major problem and needs to come to terms with it.”

The mag, however, reports that Taylor is a long way from coming to terms with anything as she is said to be in denial about her issues. On a recent Friday night, Taylor was spotted stumbling out of the trendy Trousdale Lounge in LA, looking more like a trashed starlet than a 40-year-old mom.

Her wild behavior in addition to her scary skinny look now has her loved ones worried as they fear she won’t be able to care for her 5-year-old daughter Kennedy if she keeps going down this downward spiral.

Taylor is refusing to get the help she needs and is not listening to those who truly care about her reports the mag, instead choosing to hang out with enabling “drinking buddies” such as Most Eligible Dallas star Matt Nordgren, 28, who is described as her “new boyfriend.”

“He’s a partier, too, so they love to go out together,” the pal shares, adding, “Taylor’s acting like she’s in her twenties again.”

The pal adds that Taylor turns to alcohol to avoid her guilt, grief and ongoing money issues. And she doesn’t curtail her drinking even around her daughter. Yikes.

[Photo credit: WENN]

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Ready or not, the second season of Braxton Family Values premieres tonight on WE tv!

As previously reported there will be plenty of drama to go around this season. For starters, Toni Braxton has fired her manager/brother-in-law Vince Hebert and reports claim there is a rift between Toni and her sisters.

Also, in the season trailer (below) we see the Braxton sisters struggling to deal with Tamar Braxton and her over the top antics.org as they feel her ego is now more out of control due to all the attention she received from the first season!

Meanwhile, Toni continues to deal with her health issues as well as her move to LA, Trina continues to deal with issues in her marriage, Towanda moves in with Trina, Traci is struggling with becoming a back up singer for Toni again, and Mama Braxton is dating!

The show premieres tonight (9/8c) on WE tv.

Below is the season trailer as well as PHOTOS from the NYC premiere party this Tuesday!

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Bringing you a new photo post this week of your favorite reality stars!

Above is a photo of Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Melissa and Joe Gorga during her performance at Splash in New York City on November 4, 2011.

Below, more pictures of Melissa Gorga, Teresa Giudice and husband Joe Giudice pictured on the set of Celebrity Apprentice, Taylor Armstrong, Kyle Richards and Adrienne Maloof step out for an event, Nene Leakes and Cynthia Bailey at the RHOA viewing party, Jill Zarin pictured in NYC, Ramona Singer pictured at her wine signing. Plus more photos of Kathy Wakile, Marlo Hampton, Rachel Zoe & more!

Also below, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Snooki, JWoww, Holly Madison, Maksim Chmerkovskiy & more!

[Photo credit: Dave Kotinsky/Davekotinsky.com]

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In today’s not so shocking news, TMZ reports that Kim Kardashian is moving forward with her divorce after all!

If you recall, Kim, 31, had visited “husband” of 72 days Kris Humphries in Minnesota over the weekend in what many felt was simply an attempt to save face from the public backlash. Kimmie or “sources” close to her rather even managed to leak out a story to TMZ stating she was open to reconciliation.

Fast forward to today especially since the Minnesota visit didn’t help her image, and the divorce is 100% back on! TMZ states that while Kimmie is still pretending to be somewhat conflicted, she feels getting a divorce is the right thing to do. The purpose of the Minnesota trip is now being described as a trip for face-to-face closure with Kris.

While Kris continues to remain mum on the divorce for the time being his father is now speaking out on his behalf.

In the latest issue of Life & Style magazine, out on newsstands Friday, William Humphries is brutally honest when he tells the mag that his son Kris was totally “blindsided” by the divorce, confirming Kris did indeed find out about it through the media.

“There was never a discussion about it — it just came out of nowhere and blindsided Kris,” William reveals. “How could someone do that? Kris was completely surprised. The news was already published before he found out!” Wow.

While a rep for Kim continues to insist Kris knew the divorce was coming, his friends and family say Kris remains heartbroken. “He’s hurting, but we’re here for him,” William reveals to Life & Style. “It’s nice that he’s here [in Minnesota] with family during this time.”

Kris was reportedly so hurt by the divorce filing that he refused to even speak to Kim until she surprised him by flying to Minnesota on Nov. 6 to hash out the details of the divorce. “Kris told me that Kim was texting him a lot, but he wouldn’t respond,” his friend tells Life & Style. “They did speak briefly the day the split was announced — but only because Kim was apparently pissed that Kris had released his own statement.”

Kris’ dad adds: “It’s not a nice situation. No matter how you look at it, he’s going through a divorce.” In the meantime, Kris reportedly wants back the engagement ring he gave to Kimmie, valued at $2 million, though Kim is refusing to return it. In fact, Kim’s mom Kris Jenner has publicly stated Kim deserves to keep the ring, adding that Kris H. would be an “Indian giver” if he wanted it back.

When it comes to the wedding gifts, worth over $200,000, Kris is not happy with Kim’s decision to keep them. “Kris is disgusted that Kim is making a donation to the Dream Foundation,” a friend of Kris’ says of Kim’s decision to donate money to charity in favor of returning the gifts. “The gifts cost people a lot of money. They should be able to get their money back.”

As for Kim, she is back to work as she flew into Atlanta yesterday to start filming Tyler Perry’s movie “Marriage Counselor.” As reported, Tyler has been receiving a ton of backlash from his fans for hiring Kim to be in his movie. But then again perhaps this is all part of a master plan by Tyler to officially end Kimmie’s career by having her star in the surely soon to flop movie!

And finally, the E! network continues to keep it classy by definitely not taking advantage of all the press regarding Kim and Kris’ divorce. In a new preview clip released for the upcoming Kourtney and Kim Take New York, set to premiere Nov. 27, Kim and Kris can be seen getting into more fights as Kim contemplates breaking up with her husband!

The clip, posted below, also confirms my suspicions that Kris Humphries will definitely be getting a jerk edit on the reality show while Kimmie will be made to look like a long suffering sympathetic bride… albeit a long suffering sympathetic bride of only 72 days.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KIM MOVING FORWARD WITH THE DIVORCE (WAS SHE EVER NOT) AND THE COMMENTS BY KRIS’ DAD? WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THE NEW PREVIEW CLIP?

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In today’s ‘Oh Yes She Did’ news, Teen Mom star Amber Portwood is speaking out about the recent demise of Kim Kardashian’s marriage and, even better, actually compares herself to Kimmie!

In a new interview with E! Amber, 21, reveals she, like many others, was not surprised the marriage between Kim, 31, and Kris Humphries led to divorce. “I don’t think anyone was surprised,” said Amber.

Amber then goes on to make it clear she can relate to Kimmie because they are so totally a lot alike! “I mean it is heartbreaking, but Kim and Kris are like Gary [Shirley] and me. Total opposites,” noted Amber. “One is a diva and the other is a down-home guy.”

Kim Kardashian Jr. also explained why she calls herself a diva! “Well, Janice Dickinson told me I’m a diva, so I guess I’d have to say I’m the diva,” laughed Amber. Okaaay.

As for the current state of her relationship with baby daddy Gary Shirley, Amber reveals the two are working on finally becoming adults becoming better co-parents to their daughter, Leah. If you recall, they are currently broken up for the week time being. In fact, the two are working together to plan a birthday bash for little Leah who turns 3 next week! (She’s already 3?)

“We’re having a giant bash for her,” said Kimmie Jr. “It’s going to be all princess-themed. She’s going to be Cinderella. Gary and I realized that it’s all about Leah. It’s not about what he wants or what I want. It’s her day.”

In Amber’s defense, Kim and her do have a lot in common as they are both famous for being famous and lacking any known talent!

[Photos credit: INF, WENN]

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON AMBER’S COMMENTS? IS SHE A LOT LIKE KIMMIE?

Love and Hip Hop Season 2 Cast

With just a week until the season 2 premiere, VH1 has released the all new Love and Hip Hop season 2 cast photos!

As we previously reported, the new season also comes with some new changes. Not only is the show getting two new cast members, but the weekly series will now be an hour long!

Below are more pics of the entire cast including returning cast members Chrissy Lampkin, Somaya Reece, Emily Bustamente and singer Olivia. Plus, newbies Kimbella Vanderhee (model/girlfriend/baby mama to rapper Juelz Santana) and Yandy Smith (manager of Jim Jones).

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LOVE & HIP HOP SEASON 2 TRAILER!

In other news, did Chrissy finally get a proposal from long-term boyfriend/rapper Jim Jones? According to a report that is the case! If you recall, Chrissy proposed to Jim last season yet nothing ultimately came from that.

According to a report by Bossip, Jim finally popped the question to Chrissy last month in Miami. Sources tell the blog: “Jimmy had a super romantic outdoor proposal planned, the rainy weather forced him to take it indoors.” The proposal reportedly took place in the ballroom at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Miami with most of Chrissy’s castmates present. No word yet on whether or not VH1’s cameras were on hand to capture this moment.

The new season of Love & Hip Hop premieres Monday, November 14 on VH1.

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