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They say when it rains, it pours and unfortunately for Bethenny Frankel it continues to storm.

Just days after the towboat operator who “rescued” her publicly stated she faked the whole ordeal for her reality show, a new report by the Huffington Post is now stating Bethenny did not receive the widely reported $120 million for the sale of her Skinnygirl drink line earlier this year. Just how much did she earn? $8.1 million — a far cry from the reported amount.

The Huffington Post uncovered the SEC quarterly financial disclosures posted on Fortune Brands’ (the company Bethenny sold her line to) website yesterday which revealed the acquisition of the Skinnygirl cocktail business was for $8.1 million. The statement read, “…the acquisition of the Skinnygirl ready-to-drink cocktail business ($8.1 million).” Below is another excerpt from the disclosures –

“In March 2011, we acquired the Skinnygirl ready-to-drink cocktail business. The acquisition included inventory and identifiable intangible assets. In addition to goodwill, we recorded contingent consideration, which is based on the achievement of certain sales targets. In future periods, the Company may be required to record contingent consideration in an amount not in excess of approximately $25 million. Any change in the Company’s estimated liabilities for contingent consideration will impact operating income in future periods.”

To sum this up, Bethenny received $8.1 million upfront and stands to earn up to an additional $25 million based on future sales, incentives, meeting high targets etc. W.O.W.Z.E.R.S. That puts the full possible sum of the sale at $33.1 million. While still definitely impressive — it is definitely a far cry from the reported $120 million.

Ramona Singer expressed her doubts about that amount back in May citing the amount was likely closer to $30 million. Who would have thought Ramona had it right? “I was thinking before that figure came out she got about $30 million total,” Ramona said. “And divided that between her and her partners David, and usually they do a pay out, they don’t give you the money up front, they pay you out over time.”

In Bethenny’s defense, she has never confirmed that $120 mil amount, but then again she never denied it. I guess the question now is should she have spoken up and publicly stated the number was way off? It will be interesting to see how Bethenny responds to this. She has yet to comment on this latest finding.

Moving on to Bethenny’s other dilemma aka Lost-at-sea-gate. The original story by Bethenny, star of Bethenny Ever After, was that she alongside her husband Jason Hoppy, her therapist and a Bravo camera crew were lost at sea for over 20 hours after their GPS malfunctioned.

Bethenny first gave an interview to E! News recounting the ordeal which she described as “traumatic.” And then during an appearance on The Ellen Show, she told host Ellen DeGeneres that she tipped tow boat operator Tim Russell $2,800 for safely returning her to shore.

Right away, some questioned the authenticity of Bethenny’s story which led the Jewish Journal to find Tim and interview him about what really happened. Tim had some very harsh words to say about Bethenny as he revealed she was never in any real danger while insisting that the navigation system was working when he received the call. Tim also added he was only called to help after the Coast Guard refused due to the lack of danger. To top it off, Tim said he never received the $2,800 tip from Bethenny.

Wowzers. Bethenny is now firing back in an attempt to defend herself. She is still sticking to her story as she tells E! News she was indeed lost at sea.

“Fiction? For some reason the craziest things just happen to happen to me,” she tells E!. “Not many people have an iguana poop in their suite on their honeymoon or their baby nurse attempt to baptize their child.”

“I wish that boat trip were fiction rather than the nightmare it actually was,” added Bethenny. “My truth is stranger than fiction.”

Bethenny also made the following tweets: “I will ALWAYS be honest with my fans. I know you know that!” She added: “Let’s review last week’s idiocies 1)I have a”nice”coach 2)I’m getting divorced 3)I’m pregnant 4)I lied re:being lost at sea Anything else?”

For someone as brash and honest as Bethenny, I was expecting a better defense of herself especially if someone is falsely accusing her of lying. I personally feel she should have answered the tough questions such as did she really tip Tim $2,800? And why would Tim come out and state her story was fake? I can’t imagine a man who was tipped $2,800 woould publicly state that he wasn’t.

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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST? SHOULD BETHENNY HAVE SPOKEN UP ABOUT THE REPORTED $120 MILLION SALE AMOUNT? DO YOU BELIEVE BETHENNY OR TIM?

Big Poppa who? It’s official! Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak is finally engaged!

Kim confirmed on her twitter page that she will be tying the knot with NFL beau/baby daddy Kroy Biermann!

“I am happy announce that YES @biermann71 and I are engaged! I’m on a cloud and so blessed!!” tweeted Kim. She later added: “Thank u ALL so much 4 the Congrats on our engagement I have never been happier @biermann71 has made me smile from day 1! Appreciate the ♥!”

Kim, 33, and Kroy, 26, who plays for the Atlanta Falcons, have been together for over 18 months. The two met during the filming of the RHOA last year.

CLICK HERE TO READ ALL ABOUT KIM’S NEW BRAVO SPINOFF!

Kroy and Kim welcomed their first child together — a son back in June. Kim has two daughters from previous relationships.

Following the engagement announcement, Kim also tweeted a photo of herself and Kroy with popular wedding planner Colin Cowie. That pic is below as well as some other recent pictures of Kim from the last week!

Filming on the upcoming 4th season of the RHOA is in its last days so it’s likely Kim’s engagement will be a part of the season!

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KIM’S ENGAGEMENT? HAPPY FOR HER?

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Weeks after Joe Giudice was photographed having an intimate dinner with a mystery woman, Reality Tea can now reveal the identity of the woman!

While Teresa Giudice was busy stirring up drama attending the Posche Fashion Show on September 27, Joe, star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, was photographed having dinner at a local TGI Fridays with a mystery brunette. RadarOnline was the first to publish the photo.

Well our RHONJ insider is now alleging to us that the mystery lady is Davana Medina, a divorced 37-year-old professional female body builder. And while Teresa came out stating the lady photographed with Joe was simply a family friend, the insider tells Reality Tea that is not the case.

The insider alleges that Davana used to date Joe’s brother Pete Giudice way way back in the day. “She used to “hook up” with Pete Giudice when they were younger. They have known each other a long time,” says the source. “But she sure is not a “family” friend as Teresa stated. [Teresa] had no idea he was going out with her that night. It is rumored that they have been seeing each other for years.”

The same insider revealed last week that Teresa was “a mess” and very “upset” over the Joe cheating allegations, adding that she “has accused him of infidelity many times over the years.”

A different source tells Life & Style magazine: “Joe actually used to date Davana’s sister before he married Teresa,” reveals a former friend of Davana’s. “But Joe was very close to Davana, as well. He’s been at her house many times, late at night.” Yikes.

As for Teresa, she stated in a recent interview that she would leave Joe if he cheated on her. More photos of Davana below.

In other RHONJ news, Teresa is firing back at costar Caroline Manzo following Sunday night’s dramatic season 3 finale! In a blog posted on her website, Teresa claims the comments she made about Caroline in her Fabulicious book ware simply jokes (Isn’t it funny how she never does anything wrong?) and also goes on to accuse Caroline of being jealous of her cookbook success. Below are excerpts from Tre’s blog –

“I remember when I was writing my very first book proposal, Caroline was also trying to sell her own cookbook (and 5 other Housewives were too!). Caroline told me I was doing it wrong, that I wasn’t smart enough, that I didn’t have the right agent, the right co-writer, the right anything. I took her criticism like I always do, with a smile, and did what I wanted to anyway. And my book got picked up. Caroline’s didn’t. Not one publisher wanted it. I don’t know why. I wish everyone success in all they do, but I can’t help it hers didn’t get published. “

“What I wrote about the Manzos in Fabulicious! was the same thing: a joke. And not even a mean joke, a repeated joke that was made up for a fake feud on the “Rachel Ray” show…. To be honest, I don’t think Caroline is really upset. I think she’s trying to make up a reason to be mad at me and she doesn’t have anything else because I’ve never done anything to her or her family…”

Below is the excerpt from Teresa’s book that set Caroline off. Not quite seeing the humor in it…

Unlike some of the other “Housewives,” I do not condone young girls stripping to bring in business to a car wash, old ladies in hot pants climbing up on a pole to bring their sexy back, or videotaping yourself in any state of undress at any time.”

TELL US – DO YOU THINK JOE’S CHEATING? ARE YOU BUYING TRE’S CLAIMS THAT HER COMMENTS WERE A JOKE? DO YOU THINK CAROLINE IS JEALOUS OF HER SUCCESS?

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Ready or not, there is a new OC housewife ready to make her mark!

As we reported last week, Peggy Tanous is officially NOT returning for the Real Housewives of Orange County season 7. According to Peggy, the decision was her choice, but really who knows?

What is clear is that Bravo has already replaced Peggy on the series with newbie Heather Dubrow! The National Enquirer was the first to break the story which has now been confirmed by other media outlets.

Heather, pictured above at the 2002 People’s Choice Awards, is an actress who is married to plastic surgeon Dr. Terry Dubrow. The two tied the knot in 1999, have four children together and reside in Newport Beach, CA. Heather, who used to go by the name Heather Paige Kent, also appeared on the 2000-2002 CBS drama That’s Life.

Heather’s husband Terry made the following tweet on September 27 —Ok I’ll admit. I’m doing a major new reality program. Cameras everywhere. Very weird.” He however now claims he was not referring to the RHOC but rather a plastic surgery show he was filming for a Latino network.  Dr. Terry is no stranger to reality TV as he has appeared on Fox’s The Swan and E!’s Bridalplasty.

Heather also tweeted the following to Gretchen Rossi after attending her improv show on Oct. 6 (yes Gretchen is now doing comedy improv with Slade): “@GretchenRossi you guys were awesome! So brave ! Loved being there!”

Meanwhile, Peggy told The ENQUIRER, “I declined Bravo’s offer to return to the show. The atmosphere was just too toxic.”

More photos of Heather below plus a pic of her husband Dr. Terry!

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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON HEATHER’S ADDITION TO THE CAST? YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW SEASON?

It’s slowly turning into the Ricki Lake Show on Dancing With The Stars as for the third week in a row, Ricki led the scoreboard!

The surprise of the night however came when it was revealed that Ricki, 43, had threatened to quit the show during the week, despite being the one to beat. “I feel a tremendous amount of pressure,” said Ricki while struggling with the new routine. “Has anyone ever quit the show?”

“I am going to have a breakdown. I just can’t do it,” Ricki complained. “It’s just very confusing for me. I am not getting it. I want to quit. Like I totally want to quit — and I am not a quitter.”

Fortunately for Ricki she hung in there, and even more impressive, she and her partner Derek Hough (who is rumored to be dating Lauren Conrad) nabbed the season’s first scores of 10! Following her performance of a tango that judge Carrie Ann Inaba called “brilliance in the ballroom,” Ricki earned two perfect 10s, scoring a total of 29 points out of 30.

Coming in second place for the third week in a row is war veteran J.R. Martinez and his partner Karina Smirnoff. J.R. received a good score of 26 points for his smooth fox-trot.

At the bottom of the scoreboard was Carson Kressley, who earned a low score of 20 points for his underwhelming pirate-themed Viennese waltz. Judge Len Goodman said the dance was “like childbirth: terrible while it’s happening and enjoyable when it’s over.” Ouch! Carrie Ann also criticized Carson before going on to call the dance his “most butch” performance yet.

The full scores from last night are below –

Ricki Lake & Derek Hough: 29
J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff: 26
Hope Solo & Maks Chmerkovskiy: 24
Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke: 24
David Arquette & Kym Johnson: 23
Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus: 21
Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer: 21
Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani: 21
Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya: 20

On tonight’s results show, another celebrity will be sent packing!

TELL US – DO YOU THINK RICKI WILL WIN THIS SEASON? IS IT CARSON’S TIME TO GO?

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof is finally responding to a report that she is experiencing financial difficulty.

A month ago, RadarOnline reported that Adrienne, who hails from the very wealthy Maloof family, was experiencing financial trouble and was forced to downgrade her lavish lifestyle.

Adrienne is now setting the record straight, admitting she is indeed cutting back on her wealthy lifestyle. “Regardless of your income, everybody is cutting back, it’s the responsible thing to do,” Adrienne told RadarOnline about her family’s financial situation.

Adrienne, whose wealth stems from her family’s successful ownership of the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, as well as the NBA team the Sacramento Kings, says while her family is wealthy, they still watch their purse strings.

“This is how we’ve been successful for over 150 years in our family business…. we watch our overheads, we don’t spending frivolously, we take care of our employees and give back philanthropically to various charities — And of course, we always work very hard on all our projects,” Adrienne added.

In other RHOBH news, there are new reports that Taylor Armstrong, whose estranged husband Russell Armstrong committed suicide two months ago, is now moving on and dating again.

Even more surprising, Taylor is being romantically linked with another Bravolebrity — Most Eligible Dallas star Matt Nordgren (what happened to his relationship with Courtney???). The original report by In Touch Weekly stated Taylor was “spotted openly holding hands with the quarterback-turned-energy-entrepreneur at two separate high-profile events” in Dallas two weekends ago.

Another report by local Dallas columnist OhSoCynthia added that sources inside Matt’s circle revealed he and Taylor “hooked up” in July when the cast was in Los Angeles doing press and publicity.

Matt, while admitting he did spend time with Taylor in Dallas, is however playing coy by giving the PC statement that he and Taylor are just friends. “It’s important for the Bravo family to support each other. Anytime someone’s going through that difficult of a situation I want to be supportive. She’s a friend, and that’s what friends do. She was in town handling business for her situation,” said Matt.

There is another Texas connection with Taylor as Russell is originally from Texas. Taylor continues to lay low though she was photographed about a week ago without her wedding ring.

Moving on to tonight’s all new episode! On the 6th episode this season titled “Let The Games Begin,” Taylor’s gal-pal Dana hosts a game night, yet the breezy fun turns dicey when Kim spends an inordinate amount of time in the bathroom. As suspicions rise about Kim, accusations fly. Adrienne also confronts Kyle about her concerns with Kim’s well-being after Kim’s recent, odd behavior.

The episode airs at 9/8c and a preview clip is below –

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TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE ADRIENNE’S IS EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DIFFICULTY? THOUGHTS ON TAYLOR POSSIBLY DATING MATT? AND THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?

Three months after her widely reported suicide attempt, Teen Mom star Amber Portwood is now opening up for the first time and in a shocker, she reveals she is “still suicidal.”

While talking to E! News, Amber, 21, reveals she was rushed to the hospital last Wednesday after suffering a severe panic attack. “I couldn’t breathe and I passed out,” says Amber. “I stopped breathing.”

Amber, who continues to make tabloid headlines with baby daddy Gary Shirley, then goes on to state she is still having a hard time despite spending weeks at a rehab facility in Malibu.

“Honestly, I feel like I did two months ago. I’m still suicidal,” Amber reveals. “I’m f–king depressed. My family’s not together.”

Amber goes on to add that she is very upset at all the tabloid headlines, most notably the recent Life & Style magazine cover story which stated she is choosing partying over spending time with her 2-year-old daughter Leah. The mag even managed to get quotes from Amber’s own brother Shawn Portwood who stated that Amber “enjoys her freedom too much right now.”

“What hurts me the most is when people believe the lies about me,” Amber tells E! News. “The bullying is too much to handle. Look at the rate of teen deaths related to bullying. It’s scary.”

Amber also makes it clear that she doesn’t have a drinking problem and that she did not go to rehab for such. “I went to rehab for depression and anger management, not drug or alcohol abuse,” says Amber. “I have been out twice since I left rehab and I’m 21. I take my medication the way I’m supposed to.” Amber revealed last year that she suffers from bipolar disorder.

As for not seeing her daughter Leah, Amber reveals she agreed to let Gary have custody in other “to keep CPS off our backs.” She adds that she tries to see her daughter as often as she’s allowed. “I see Leah whenever I can. I have stipulations as to when I can and can’t see her.”

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TELL US: SURPRISED AMBER’S STILL SUICIDAL? SHOULD SHE QUIT TEEN MOM? SHOULD MTV STEP IN?

Following her shocking elimination on Dancing With The Stars, Kristin Cavallari had some harsh criticism for the ABC hit show!

Despite receiving a high score and praises from the judges last Monday, The Hills alum and her partner Mark Ballas were given the boot on Tuesday night.

Following her elimination, Kristin spoke to UsWeekly and was quite honest about her feelings. “I’m really sad,” said Kristin, 24. “But I’d rather go out on top and have people be shocked than have people be like, ‘Thank god she’s leaving, it’s about time.’ It was the best experience I’ve ever had. I could not be happier that I did the show.”

Kristin then went on to state the obvious that DWTS is clearly not a dance competition but more of a popularity contest! Okay perhaps I added in that last part.

“It is what it is,” mused Kristin. “That’s the thing with Dancing with the Stars, you never know,” she said, laughing. “It’s clearly not a dance competition!”

Kristin however preferred to remain mum when asked about her reconciliation with ex-fiance/NFL quarterback Jay Cutler, stating: “I’m just not talking about it.” Kristin made headlines earlier this year after Jay dumped her out of the blue. The two are now back together.

Kristin also appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! during which she revealed that perhaps not having enough of a “sob story” was part of the reason she was sent packing. The episode called for each celebrity to perform a dance that evoked the most memorable year of their lives.

“Maybe I didn’t have a good enough story. It’s hard to compete with memorable years. Mine was I graduated from high school and moved to L.A,” said Kristin. A new episode of DWTS airs tonight on ABC.

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TELL US – DO YOU AGREE WITH KRISTIN’S COMMENT THAT DWTS IS NOT A DANCE COMPETITION? SHOULD THE JUDGE’S SCORES HOLD MORE WEIGHT?