Following the highly dramatic and somewhat draining Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion show, the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion part 1 seemed almost dull in comparison though it did have some highlights. If anything, the looks of dagger exchanged between frenimies Nene and Kim, what seemed to be an issue with lighting, as well as the sharks swimming in the background, made for a bit of entertainment.
The reunion begins with Andy Cohen greeting the ladies and comparing hanging out with the housewives to being in a shark tank, though judging by how the reunion show went, a goldfish tank might have made a better, more accurate analogy.
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It’s now been two weeks since Bravo made the surprising announcement to postpone the Real Housewives of New York City season 4, which was originally scheduled to debut tomorrow Feb. 15, and the NYC Housewives are still defending the show.
The latest cast member to speak out is Ramona Singer, who tells E! News there is “no truth” to the reports that reveal the show was pushed back and is being overhauled due to a lack of drama.
“How could it be boring? Am I boring? I could never be. It really is everyone’s scheduling. Everyone has different schedules and things going on and we are working on it,” she said.
Ramona then went on to add that Bethenny Frankel’s absence will actually make the show better. “Oh my gosh, this is the best season ever, because there’s no evil drama,” she says. “People ask will the show be good without Bethenny on it, but I think the show will be better because she made it too dark. She and [BFF-turned-nemesis] Jill [Zarin] made it too dark with the fighting.”
Ramona once again reiterates that this upcoming season is the best one yet. “I’m telling you, I know, I filmed it,” she says. “This is the best season yet. We’re in Morocco and it’s better than Sex and the City.”
And in a separate interview with E! News, Alex McCord also echoes Ramona’s sentiments by stating this season is filled with drama and many fights.
“Oh, it’s not one epic fight, it is 100 fights,” Alex told E!. “We’re comfortable enough with each other now that it’s no holds barred. I did not know Cindy before. You’ll have to see what happens with her and everyone.” Alex adds that one incident reaches such madness that “you can’t make up what happens.”
E! also interviewed Bravo exec Andy Cohen who states the network simply needed more time to edit the season. “It’s great, it’s an amazing season, we just wrapped three weeks ago, we really wanted to get it perfect and we had Miami sitting on the shelf,” he told E! News. “It’s great, we all love it. Bethenny and Jill had their own drama. What’s interesting about the premiere is the dust is still settling on that feud so it’s interesting to see how these women are picking it back up.”
And finally, below is an old school photo of Kyle Richards and Bethenny Frankel. Kyle tweeted the photo which was taken back in 1993. If you recall, Bethenny and Kyle go way back as Bethenny was the chauffeur to Kyle’s nieces Nicky and Paris Hilton.
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Days after UsWeekly published a cover story detailing Brad Womack’s proposal to his ex-girlfriend just weeks before filming The Bachelor, it seems one of Brad’s contestants is next in the scandal hot seat.
According to a recent press release by Star Magazine, via Starcasm, contestant and rumored front runner Chantal O’Briencheated on her first husband Jason Vena with a cop, and that infidelity is what led to her divorce.
“Star can exclusively reveal that Chantal’s marriage crumbled because she had a torrid affair with a cop! “They met at a grocery store,” says an insider. And where was her husband? “He was on vacation with her dad!” the insider reveals. She soon filed for divorce and moved in with the policeman. “Her family really disapproved, and ultimately they broke up,” adds the insider.”
The latest issue of Star magazine did not publish the story so it is safe to assume the next issue will have the story along with more details. It’s gets even more interesting as Bachelor insider Reality Steve confirmed the story is indeed true.
In fact, Reality Steve doesn’t just confirm the story but also questions Chantal’s sincerity in doing the show. “Her marriage ended because she cheated, was finalized in Dec. of 2009, then wanted her ex husband back all the way up til leaving for the show in Sept. of 2010, and now four weeks into filming she’s telling Brad she loves him? Please. This chick is strictly out to win a competition and for attention. I don’t buy any of it, and ultimately, I don’t think Brad will either. Then again, these two might be two peas in a pod and deserve each other. Who knows?”
Meanwhile, Brad took to theLopez Tonight show late last week, during which he vehemently denied proposing to his ex-girlfriend Laurel Kagay.
“It is what it is. No, sir, I can 100 percent tell you I did not actually ask this woman to marry me….100 percent,” said Brad to George Lopez. “I’ve saved that for a very special woman. And if that [a proposal] happened…I’ve always saved that for a very special woman,” he added.
Laurel’s text messages to UsWeekly seem to prove otherwise while sources close to the situation tell E! News Laurel’s claims are “all true.”
And finally, an all new episode of the Bachelor airs tonight on ABC, in which Brad will be seen doing a sexy photo shoot for Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition with three of his remaining six contestants.
Those lucky ladies are Chantal, Ashley Herbertand Michelle Money, and SI has released two photos below from the shoot. The ladies along with Brad will actually appear in the SI 2011 swimsuit issue which goes on sale tomorrow Feb. 15.
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On the 5th episode this season titled ‘Kentucky Friend and Char Broiled,’ Potential roomie warfare is the result when Lauren challenges Char, while Kori casts light on her problematic past.
The new episode airs at 9/8c on Oxygen and a preview clip is below.
In other Bad Girls Club news, in perhaps very shocking news, former bad girl Florina Kaja aka Flo, from BGC season 4, recently tied the knot… and with a man!
It doesn’t end there as Flo is also pregnant! Flo, who is openly bisexual, wed fiancé Patriot in a traditional Albanian wedding last week. It gets even better as Oxygen has now announced a one hour special featuring the pregnant Flo planning her wedding and moving in with her in-laws in true Albanian fashion.
The special titled ‘Flo Gets Married‘ will air Feb. 28th on the Oxygen network at 9/8c. Photos from Flo’s wedding are below.
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So what can we expect tonight? Well on the first part of the reunion show, the ladies sit down with Andy Cohen to discuss their season of marital meltdowns, premarital panicking and due-date discrepancies. The reunion airs at 10/9c on Bravo.
Watch What Happens Live – The show also returns tonight with guests Cynthia Bailey and her husbandPeter Thomas.
In other Atlanta news, Nene Leakes and her BFF of the moment/only friend she has left on the show/her minion Cynthia Bailey did an interview with Zap2It during which they both revealed that their fellow housewives decided to form an alliance against them for the reunion show. And no, we are not making this up.
First, Cynthia discussed just how stressful the reunion shows really are. “The reunion show is a big deal and I guess it’s big to the viewers that watch the show, as well. I was very anxious to do it and get it over with,” said Cynthia.
Nene gave her take on the issue, comparing the reunion to a game of Survivor. “People try to form alliances,” NeNe said. “Which I never do. I just go in. It’s just a really difficult thing to sit there in front of the person that you said this or that and they’re asking you why you said that.”
So who is the leader of this so called alliance? According to Nene, it is Phaedra. “Phaedra [Parks] is hilarious to me,” said Nene. “She talked all this stuff about everybody, all us girls, but I seem to be the only one who has a problem with it. That is probably because she has called each girl up and made friendly with them, saying I’m sorry I didn’t mean to say that… So, Phaedra and all of them apologized to each other and of course they all want to be against me. It was sort of like me and Cynthia against them.”
And follower Cynthia made certain to cosign the comments of her leader friend Nene. “Yes, that would be accurate,” Cynthia said of the alliances. “I don’t know what’s going on with the other girls. I don’t really talk to them as much as I talk to NeNe. So, I think it’s pretty obvious that they were all together, you know, in terms of conversation. They all seemed to be fine with everything coming from them and then, you know, it was kind of like us versus them.”
On that note, below is a preview clip of tonight’s show –
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UPDATE – Mediatakeout posted the below photo of Nene and Sheree taken before they became Bravo housewives.
On the 8th episode this season, the ladies travel to Madrid, but Royce’s phantom illness and Tami’s mood swings put a damper on the festivities. Meanwhile, a man catches Jen’s eye, and the ladies overindulge on the local feed.
It airs tonight at 8/7c on VH1. A preview clip is below.
In other Basketball Wives news, NFL player and DWTS alum Chad Ochocinco is finally opening up about his engagement to Evelyn Lozada and based on his comments, it’s safe to assume these two crazy kids will not be tying the knot anytime soon.
If you recall, Evelyn announced the engagement via twitter back in November and according to Chad, it isn’t all sunshine and roses for the duo. “To be honest, we bump heads. Like, the personalities,” Chad told Entertainment Tonight.
“I can put my foot down but I’m trying to let her feel like she wears the pants. That’s what you’ve got to do sometimes. You’ve got to reverse it,” said Chad going on to add that Evelyn controls his finances. “The thing is, I can’t even spend it, man. Don’t get engaged man, don’t get engaged. She done put a stop to all the spending and all the having fun and I’m on a budget every month now and it’s frustrating because that wild side and that fun Chad is going away. I’m so businesslike because of that other half.”
So are there any wedding plans on the horizon? “I haven’t made wedding plans. Right now, I’m still in the stage of trying to make sure we’re on the same page before we [take that step], you know?” confesses Chad.
Here’s to hoping this won’t be another 10-year engagement for Eve.
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Just in case that whole Bravo housewives thingy doesn’t quite work out, it seems Camille Grammer is looking ahead when it comes to her “career.”
According to TMZ, Camille filmed a cameo role on CBS hit show $#*! My Dad. And get this, Camille plays a character named “Camille” who stars on a reality show called “Real Divorcees of San Diego.” Camille’s method acting will reportedly be featured on the show’s season finale.
Camille, 42, is no stranger to acting, having starred in soft porn movies such as The Naked Detective and New York Nights. Some photos of Camille filming her guest spot are below.
TMZ also reports that Kelsey Grammer’s 27-year-old daughter Spencer Grammer tied the knot with James Hesketh yesterday at City Hall in New York City. Present at the wedding was Kelsey, 55, and his fiancée Kayte Walsh, 29. Spencer is also an actress and currently stars on ABC Family’s Greek.
And finally, the web was abuzz this week following a report by RadarOnline in which Spencer Pratt told the site that Heidi Montagwas actively pursuing joining the cast of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Spencer even claimed they had a meeting planned with Bravo execs while Heidi took to her twitter page to declare – “Watch out Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Here comes Heidi.”
We didn’t report on the story because for one it sounded just as ridic as the story that came out last week claiming Camille might be joining the RHONYC cast. Plus we also had a ban on writing about the famewhores known as Heidi and Spencer unless the story about them ends up being pretty darn interesting and authentic, such as what you are about to read below.
This story immediately took an interesting turn when Andy Cohen first denied it earlier this week by tweeting a simple “Hell no” when asked if he would ever consider adding Speidi to the BH cast.
Things then took a turn for the better when Andy proceeded to let us know how he really felt about the two dingbats during the Thursday airing of Watch What Happens Live.
“Professionally, I’m not supposed to discuss any negotiations so I have to parse my words here,” said Andy on WWHL. “That trash is delusional and I would sooner stab … knives into my own eyes than see her on this network.” Andy then went on to award Heidi the “Jackhole of the Week.”
Mazel to you Andy. Mazel.
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In fact, Nene, star of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, has slammed Star in multiple interviews, recently stating she “wouldn’t spit on Star if she was on fire.” While Donald Trump revealed during an appearance on the Jimmy Fallon Show that things turned physical between two castmates on the show, referencing Nene and Star.
Fast forward to today and a new report by Popeater reveals things got so bad that Star has had to hire security to keep Nene away from her.
“NeNe is coming unhinged,” a source close to Star tells Popeater adding that she even made LaToya Jackson cry and got in the face of singing legend Dionne Warwick.
The source adds that the issue is with Nene, who has also been shown getting into multiple fights with her RHOA castmates. “Clearly, she can’t get along with women, especially other black women. She is losing it.”
And while Nene continues to trash Star in the press, the source adds that Star is trying to rise above the negativity. Star however still feels that Nene could be a physical threat to her, which has led to her hiring her own private security guards.
“Star is a real celebrity, not some cheap reality star who is enjoying 15 minute of fame,” the friend says. “She’s a lawyer and a lady. NeNe can say what she wants about Star, but she doesn’t care now that she knows she’s safe.”
As for the Donald, he is reportedly excited at what is being called the “most dramatic season of ‘The Apprentice’ ever.” The source adds, “Donald Trump loved it. He’s no fool. He knows that this sort of drama is TV gold.”
Meanwhile, part 1 of the RHOA reunion airs this Sunday on Bravo, and below is a preview clip.
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