Love & Hip Hop Atlanta fans are going to be floored to hear that Benzino and Althea Eaton have been fired from the show and won’t be included in season 4! Benzino learned of the news online this afternoon and is not taking it very well. Our Lauren is not going to take this well, either!
Benzino is going nuclear on Twitter, bashing the show and lashing out at their decision to keep Stevie J. and Joseline Hernandez and not him and Althea. He shares that they were planning to get married on the show in season 4!
Benzino writes, “Damn, I thought after all I have done for the franchise, I eould be appriciated, not vicitmized, I guess doing the right thing dont count. So this is what happens when a man shows loyalty to his so called bro huh? All I did was stick up and protect the woman I fell in love with.”
Bethenny Frankel is doing double book duty! Her new book “Skinnygirl Cocktails” released today. She’ll be doing a load of promotion for that one and she’s still busy doing press work for “Cookie Meets Peanut,” including readings and book signings with Cookie in tow. Perhaps this is why she wasn’t along for the Real Housewives of New York’strips to the Hamptons and Arizona – previous contractual agreements for the books?
Bethenny shared the photo above and captioned it, “My newest book #SkinnygirlCocktails comes out today!! Get it wherever books are sold! All of my favorite @skinnygirl party drink and snack recipes in one handy little book!”
The Vanderpump Rules cast gathered last night to celebrate the upcoming premiere of their third season. Lisa Vanderpump and crew naturally gathered at the venue where all of the drama takes place: SUR.
The only cast member who appeared to be missing was Stassi Schroeder. This only fans my flames of speculation that she’s pregnant and trying hard to keep it under wraps until her spinoff is announced. You heard it here first.
Update 3: Kenya Moore came through! She not only posed with the check, but she really sent it! DPSF shared on their website that she did indeed donate $20,000! No word on NeNe Leakes matching the $20K, but we doubt she’ll want to be bested by Kenya, so I think it’s hopeful that she’ll come through! P.S. Our own GoFundMe total raised is almost up to $1500!
Update 2: We’re stalled out at $1081 right now, but slow and steady wins the race, right?
Update: We’re standing still around $861 right now! It’s a far cry from $40,000, but when you consider that my hope was to raise at least $5, we’re doing great!! :) We appreciate that you guys are still sharing it on Twitter and Facebook! Every little bit will help the foundation!
Fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta may remember during this season’s reunion show (part 3), there was a $20,000 charity challenge issued. One star promised to donate $20,000 to the charity of the other star’s choice, so long as the other star sent her check first. The charity chosen on the reunion show was the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. It sounded like a grand gesture that would put their previous fundraiser event ‘misunderstanding’ to rest once and for all.
Fast forward to months later when the reunion aired and, after media outlets inquired with DPSF, the organization confirmed that neither star had yet sent their promised $20,000 check to the worthy cause. The stars tried to get out on a technicality, claiming they’d send their donation check only when the other mailed hers (and one even claimed to not remember it all). As a fan of the show and of genuine charitable giving, this didn’t sit well and it has bothered us ever since. We reached out to DPSF this week and they confirmed the status of the checks as still “not received.” So, we want to do something about it.
To kick off the day, Lea was given the key to the city of Miami Beach by the mayor and the day (October 25th) was named for her! Lea Tweeted, “Oct 25 just named Lea Black day in city of #MiamiBeach by mayor @MayorLevine what a surprise!” This year Lea went big for the 20th anniversary of the event and managed to reel in Aretha Franklin for the charity fundraiser’s headlining entertainment!
On this episode of Manzo’d With Children, it looks like a typical summer day in the Manzo household with Albie and Christopher practicing their chip shot in the backyard and Lauren moping around them. Caroline decides to drop the bomb that they are heading to good ole Austin Texas next week to do some research on BBQ sauce. It’s the last family vacay before Lauren gets married and Caroline wants to make sure her bbq sauce is competitive with other brands out there before it hits the shelves. The whole family is on board and this should be fun!
As they’re packing their stuff up, we learn Albie and Christopher’s dog died last Christmas and the last memory they have is of him peeing on their luggage. Gross. Across the hallway, Lauren is packing stilettos and might want to throw in some gym shoes because you know, Texas has dirt. Good God. Christopher is eager to get to Texas and experience some authentic Texas goodies (gun fights, big hair, etc.). While I appreciate their stabs at humor, it’s just very Paris Hilton/Nicole Richie-esque and not funny at all. Meanwhile, we learn Abie is now not eating meat and it’s apparently huge drama as Texas might not have any white meat for him. Oiy!
Albie Manzo and Chris Manzoare having their friends over for a casual night of cards and fun. In true high school fashion, Caroline interrupts the party the party in the basement to tell the boys to keep it down. Brittney is among the guests and Caroline compliments on her top (which happens to consist of a peach-colored Kleenex and some dental floss (bonus: it has pockets!) on her way out. Caroline is a tad concerned as Brit-Brit is showing her face more often than she expected.
On last night’s My Five Wives, Brady Williams comes up with a not-so-bright idea, becomes a grandpa, and celebrates Father’s Day with his 24 kids.
It’s another fine day at the polygamous compound, and Brady leaps out of Robyn’s bed to start the day by visiting each of his other wives for his “good morning” routine. Rosemary is feeling down and out. Noniereminds us that she is still trying for another baby, while Paulie is empty-nesting it and keeping up with her running. All of the wives, and Brady, are feeling like they’re not getting enough time with each other. Brady says his main challenge is “being fair with his time.” I thought his biggest challenge was bankrolling the lives of 29 dependents?