Also below, Taylor Armstrong signs copies of her tell-all book with her daughter in tow; Melissa Gorga walks the streets of NYC; Gretchen Rossi attends a fashion show with beau Slade Smiley;Alexis Bellino pictured at a NYC event; Bethenny Frankel pictured in NYC;Ramona Singer pictured with Top Chef’s Richard Blais; Kyle Richrds shops in Beverly Hills; Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen attend an event; Jill Zarin launches her shapewear line at Macy’s;and Phaedra Parks attends a fashion show in New York! Plus, photos of Kelly Bensimon, Brandi Glanville, Rachel Zoe& more!
Also below,Kim Kardashian and pimpmomager Kris Jenner do lunch; Renee Graziano steps out in Florida;Padma Lakshmi dons an interesting get up; Plus, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Aubrey O’Day and more!
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The Bravo network has now released a new preview clip for Kandi Burruss’spin-off show, The Kandi Factory!
Kandi, star of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, who is now notorious for helping turn tone-deaf Kim Zolciak into a iTunes music super star will attempt to do the same with two music hopefuls by giving them their chance at music stardom.
In this special, Kandi will give two protégés, with no music industry experience, the opportunity to come to Atlanta. She will write an original song for each based on their personal stories. The amateurs will then have the chance to work with her team of experts–composed of a producer, choreographer and stylist–to master the key elements that make a pop star.
It, however, appears Kandi’s show will be a one time special, for the time being, and not a weekly series. No word on why Bravo decided to use this format. Perhaps, it was always intended to be a special than a weekly series.
The Kandi Factory will air March 4 on Bravo at 10/9c in the form of a 90-minute special. A video sneak peek is below!
Moving on to some RHOA drama, Kandi does not bite her tongue when it comes to her costar Marlo Hampton. In her latest Bravo blog, Kandi tells the truth refers to Marlo, who took over 25 pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes to Africa for a 10-day vacation, as being both “shallow and materialistic.”
“I think for the most part Marlo is a nice person, and yes, I think she’s fashionable, but I just don’t like being around people who constantly boast and brag about what they have. It comes off as shallow and materialistic,” blogs Kandi. “I hate when NeNe says that I’m mad just because I let it be known that I don’t like Marlo’s bragging. Now when I remind NeNe that she has made similar statements about Kim, she says it’s because Kim is materialistic and superficial but Marlo doesn’t seem that way. Huh?! ”
Kandi continues, “Well anyway, I think Marlo has an incredible closet full of beautiful clothes and shoes, but the constant talk about them I can do without.” Amen sister!
Kandi also touched on Cynthia Bailey’s two-facedness! On the last episode of the show, Cynthia continued to prove she is nothing more than Nene Leakes’ lapdog as she appeared scared to share her true feelings and opinions about Marlo when her leader, Nene, was around.
Kandi writes: “Now Cynthia on the other hand does hang out with Marlo from time to time, because of NeNe I suppose. It threw me for a loop when she was so open on the safari about her thoughts of Marlo when it was just us Smalls listening, but she TOTALLY changed her tune when NeNe met up with us. If she has ever wondered why people have said she follows NeNe and doesn’t have her own mind, then maybe she gets it now. I didn’t get it. Why wasn’t she as honest with NeNe about her opinion as she was with us? That was crazy.”
Crazy indeed for an adult woman to be scared of another adult woman! Especially, one who’s suppose to be her friend.
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TELL US – WILL YOU BE TUNING IN TO KANDI’S SPECIAL? THOUGHTS ON HER COMMENTS ABOUT MARLO & CYNTHIA? IS CYNTHIA A COWARD?
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According to a new TMZ report, Leah, 19, was attacked by three women over the weekend outside of a movie theater, in West Virginia. Sources reveal Leah was getting ready to leave the theater with her fiancé, Jeremy Calvert, on Sunday night when an older woman began following her and calling her names.
While Leah asked the woman to leave her alone, two more girls appeared, and all three decided to jump Leah. Luckily for Leah, Jeremy and a security guard were able to break things up and get Leah away from her attackers.
Leah suffered injuries which included, a swollen cheek and redness on her chest and neck. Leah maintains she does not know who her attackers are, and plans to file a police report.
A photo of Leah’s injuries is below.
Moving on to troubled Teen Mom, Amber Portwood, who is gearing up to leave jail and enter a drug program halfway house. If you recall, the judge in Amber’s case gave her the option of doing five years in prison or entering a drug program.
Amber chose the latter, but suffered an unexpected blow when the judge told her she could NOT film anything for MTV while doing the program, and had to get a regular 9 – 5 job, that does not include filming for Teen Mom.
According to a shocking new report by E! Online, sources close to Amber reveal that despite her past comments about wanting to get out of her contract with MTV, she is now having second thoughts as she a) needs the income and b) does not want to get a 9 – 5 job like all the other regular folk.
Even worse for Amber, she has spent most of her MTV earnings on her legal fees. Sources tell E! Amber decided, Saturday, that she would rather “do her time now and get it out of the way,” because the halfway house is “not the right place for her. She’d have a 10 p.m. curfew and would never see Leah because she wouldn’t want to bring Leah around that place.”
Err… Amber does realize ‘doing her time now and getting it out of the way’ means doing five years in prison right?
“The system doesn’t want Amber to succeed,” the source said. “She needs to stay in the entertainment industry. There are no jobs in Anderson. She needs to finish her schooling. She can’t do all of that with a $7-an-hour job.”
A court clerk tells E! News that Amber has to stay in the drug program for a minimum of 18 months, and up to a maximum of three years. While doing the program, Amber is also required to appear in drug court every week.
MTV is currently filming a new season of Teen Mom, which will reportedly premiere sometime in April. E! reports Amber hasn’t filmed since Thanksgiving.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON LEAH GETTING JUMPED? AND THOUGHTS ON AMBER HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT ACCEPTING THE PLEA DEAL?
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After going under the knife last year for a full body makeover, Mob Wives star, Renee Graziano, is now showing off the labor of her plastic surgeon’s hard work!
The 41-year-old showed of her new slimmer body in a blue two piece bikini over the weekend as she visited Hollywood, Florida.
Renee, who was on vacay with her 17-year-old son AJ Pagan, was pictured lounging at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Sunday.
Renee has recently spoken out against plastic surgery after experiencing some serious life-threatening complications following hers last summer. If you recall, Renee lost six pints of blood and had to stay in the hospital for over 15 days during what she has described as, her near death experience.
According to the latest issue of Star Magazine, Maci’s baby daddy, Ryan Edwards, now wants full custody of their 3-year old son Bentley.
“Ryan initially wanted joint custody,” reveals a source. “But after the incident in Anaheim when she got kicked out of the hotel, he’s trying to get full custody. Full is what he really wants.” The incident in Anaheim is apparently when Maci and Kyle had a major fight in California about their relationship, which in turn led to them being kicked out of the hotel, after which, Maci went out partying until 3:00 am.
So what led to Ryan’s change of heart? Apparently his “concern about Maci’s drinking and partying,” explains the source. “Maci goes out all the time. As it is now, Ryan already has Bentley more than she does. Maci will leave Bentley with Ryan so she can go out and party.”
The source also claims Maci’s bad behavior is now rubbing off on her young son. “Bentley will go to Ryan’s after being with his mom, and he’ll be cussing a lot,” reveals the source. “Ryan will ask where he gets it from, and Bentley says, ‘Mama and Ky.’ She’s being really inappropriate.” Yikes!
To make matters worse, the newly single Maci, 20, has reportedly moved in “with three drunk party girls,” the source says. It has “Ryan really worried.”
For the time being, Ryan has yet to officially start the custody war, as he’s waiting to petition the courts until he can establish himself as the more responsible parent.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS REPORT?IF TRUE, SHOULD MACI LOSE CUSTODY? COULD YOU EVER SEE RYAN AS BEING THE MORE RESPONSIBLE PARENT?
While Amber Portwoodhad publicly expressed her wish to end her career with MTV’s mega hit show, Teen Mom, citing she felt “exploited,” it is now becoming extremely likely that Amber will never appear on another episode of the series.
If you recall, Amber was sentenced by an Indiana judge recently to either do five years in prison or a stint in a drug program. Amber wisely chose the latter and will be heading into the Sister 2 Sister Ministries program any day now, pending evaluation.
While the judge did not give Amber, 21, a clear time frame of how long she needed to be in the program, TMZ is reporting Amber was ordered to live in a halfway house for up to three years.
In addition to that, she must also get a court approved 9-to-5 job that she must attend at least five days a week. The judge, however, made it crystal clear that filming Teen Mom does NOT constitute as a job. In fact, the judge even went one step futher by stating Amber CANNOT film anything for MTV while staying at the halfway house, working her job or appearing in court.
The judge also got in touch with MTV, and the network promised the court it would not sue Amber for breaking her contract with the series due to her sentencing.
I’m not surprised MTV is willing to let Amber out of her contract as for starters, not agreeing to do so would equal very bad publicity for the network. Plus, following Amber’s suicide attempt last summer, something tells me MTV might be more than happy to part ways with her, perhaps not wanting to experience blame or backlash in the case of any future tragedy. In fact, just last October, Amber revealed she was still suicidal.
Amber’s departure from MTV would spell bad news for her baby daddy, Gary Shirley,who has reportedly blown most of his MTV earnings on boozing and strippers.
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TELL US – DO YOU THINK AMBER WILL EVER APPEAR ON TEEN MOM AGAIN? DO YOU THINK SHE HAS A BETTER CHANCE OF GETTING HER LIFE ON TRACK AWAY FROM THE CAMERAS?
“There was cattiness going on, working with girls,” admits Teresa, adding that it was even worse than the NJ Housewives. “Put a bunch of girls together, cattiness does happen.”
Teresa, who chose The NephCure Foundation, a charity working to cure kidney diseases, over her fake BFF Dina Manzo’s Lady Bug charity however adds that she got along well with the men’s team.
“I loved Arsenio (Hall),” gushes Tre. “He was awesome. I have to say, all the men were amazing — Clay Aiken, Arsenio, Adam Corolla, Paul Teutal — they were all amazing. I love, love, love them!”
Teresa who got into a huge blowout with fellow Italian Victoria Gotti however makes it clear she has no issues with “standing up” for herself. “I was not intimidated by anyone and I don’t get starstruck,” she says while admitting the board room was a stressful place. “If anyone was intimidating to me, it would be the Trump.”
And in a separate interview with UsWeekly, Teresa also discussed her RHONJ costars! When it comes to Caroline Manzo and Melissa Gorga, Teresa revealed she hasn’t spoken with Caroline since the very dramatic reunion “I have not spoken with Caroline. Melissa and I are a work in progress,” she says.
Teresa also promises the upcoming 4th season — set to premiere this Spring on Bravo — “will be a real eye-opener.” Whatever that means.
Moving on to The Donald a.k.a Donald Trump, who is now stating that the Real Housewives are dying to be on his show! When asked if other Bravo Housewives have approached him about doing the show, The Donald told reporters, “Almost all of them!”
He then went on to sing the praises of Teresa. “Teresa is on there and is great, as you know. She was a real piece of work and is terrific on the show. She’s very tough, very educated and she’s got her own ideas. She was a great character, no question about it.”
The new season of Celebrity Apprentice premieres tonight on NBC at 9/8c. A preview clip is below!
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UPDATE – Melissa Gorga just tweeted: “Good luck to @Teresa_Giudice. Hope she raises a lot of $ for @Nephcure on #CelebrityApprentice. I Met Matthew & he is truly an amazing boy.”
TELL US – HOW DO YOU THINK TERESA WILL DO ON CELEBRITY APPRENTICE? DO YOU THINK SHE’LL EVER MAKE UP WITH CAROLINE?
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