What’s a mom of 8 to do when you have multiple nannies and no job, well if you’re Kate Gosselin, you take a vacation!
The Kate Plus 8 mom was photographed once again lounging in Australia. As we reported, Kate is currently on vacation with her kids, 2 nannies, body guard, camera crew and a sound technician. The vacation is being filmed for her TLC reality show.
The photos were takenby the pool of a luxury hotel in Brisbane, Queensland on Wednesday. Kate reportedly took her kids to the zoo later on during the day. More bikini photos of Kate below.
In other Kate related news, bravolebrity Kathy Griffin announced yesterday that she is ending her Bravo reality show My Life on the D-List. And get this, the 50-year-old comedienne stated part of the reason she is leaving the show is so that she doesn’t end up like Kate Gosselin.
“It was a really tough decision because I think of the D-List as pretty much my baby for the last six seasons and I also think it was really time to stop doing it,” Kathy told PEOPLE. “Reality is great, but I really didn’t set out to be a reality star. So now it’s time to spread my wings and show that I’m a little different than Kate Gosselin. I’m not saying better,” she said, laughing, “but maybe separate myself from the pack a little bit.”
But fret not, as Bravo plans on airing four brand-new comedy specials featuring Kathy in 2011.
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Though Bravo has yet to officially confirm there will be a second season (very likely as the ratings have been great), a source close to production confirms to THR that Camille has decided she will not be returning either way.
Camille, 42, has found herself on the receiving end of a lot of backlash whether it be regarding her four nannies for two children, her crazy friendships with married tennis partner Nick Stabile and medium from hell Allison Dubois, and her now infamous feud with costar Kyle Richards.
In fact, Camille recently graced the cover of Life & Style magazine after being declared the most hated housewife ever. THR, a very reputable media outlet, does not give a reason for Camille’s decision to leave the show.
But we have to wonder if this could be also related to the reunion show which was taped yesterday (Tuesday) in Los Angeles. While Bravo attempts to keep the details of the reunion under wraps until it airs, below are the tweets from Andy Cohen and some of the housewives regarding the taping –
“Giggy and I just wrapped an INCREDIBLE reunion show! Wow” – Andy
“Omg. Such a long day! Too much to even begin to get in to :/… I feel like I’ve been shagged thru a hedge backwards :)” – Kyle
“Ok …all I can say is wow…it’s over! Goodnight fellow housewives,a lot to deal with today.sleep well everybody x x” – Lisa
“Good Morning! Yesterday was such an emotional day filming the reunion. Hoping for a sunny LA day to help shake off the blues.” – Taylor
Bravo has yet to announce the airing date of the reunion show but we will let you know once they do. And finally, the following blind item was posted on the CDAN website yesterday via Bravo Gossip –
“This controversial Real Housewives star is about to have some added drama in her life. The tabloids are working overtime to get a bunch of stories about our Housewife and her glory days as a hooker. Not anyone in New York or New Jersey.”
It seems to be referencing Camille Grammer, who is long rumored to have been a past escort. Yikes.
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UPDATE – Hours after the HollywoodReporter first broke the news, TMZ is also confirming Camille has indeed quit the show. In fact, Camille has reportedly lawyered up and is now discussing a “settlement” with Bravo. We’re guessing the lawyering up is so that she can get out of her contract with the network.
As for the reason she is quitting, sources close to Camille reveal she is upset with the way she’s been portrayed on the show. And that she did the show because her soon to be ex-husband Kelsey Grammer wanted her to, but now that she’s a single mom, “circumstances have changed.”
UPDATE #2 – A rep for Camille tells PEOPLE “she has not made any decision yet about whether she’s returning to the show or not.” The rep adds, “She taped a very explosive reunion episode yesterday, where people are going to see a different side of her than they’ve seen before.” TMZ and THR are two highly reliable media outlets so we’re are going to go with what they are reporting. The comments of Camille’s rep probably has to do with legalities and the fact that she is still under contract with Bravo.
The magazine cover, which came out today, headlines ‘Divorce Drama!’ Adding that the 25-year-old Playmate and star of E! reality show Kendra has met up with divorce lawyers behind Hank’s back.
According to In Touch, Kendra and Hank have been fighting over everything, and are not looking forward to spending time together once football season is over. “One night she actually told him, ‘I’m done,” reveals a source close to the couple adding that “the meeting [with a divorce lawyer] took place in December.”
The mag adds that Kendra now wants to protect her assets and has began preparing a post-nuptial agreement with her attorney. Meaning Hank won’t see a dime from the reported millions of dollars she made from her sex tape in addition to an estimated 2010 earning of $2 million. “Kendra is making a lot of money these days, but Hank’s not earning as much as he did when they got married. She’s just looking out for her own interests,” a friend of Kendra’s explains.
Kendra reportedly sees herself as the breadwinner in her marriage as Hank’s one year contract with the Vikings only netted him $800,000.
“Kendra misses being single,” adds the source. “When they got married, Hank made far more money than Kendra … now he makes a lot less than Kendra.”
Kendra and Hank’s marriage has been plagued with rumors of marital problems for the past few months now. There seems to be some smoke though the verdict is still out on an actual fire.
TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE THIS STORY? DO YOU THINK HANK & KENDRA ARE HEADED FOR A DIVORCE?
Despite winning a $260,000 ruling against his former business partner Joe Giudice for forging his name on a $1 mil mortgage loan and then pocketing the money, it seems Joe Mastropoleis not too optimistic he will be able to retrieve a penny of the amount owed to him.
In a new interview with RadarOnline, Mastropole feels his ruling is bittersweet because he doesn’t believe Teresa Giudice, star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey and her hubby Joe will cough up the money. In fact, Mastropole refers to Joe’s money as “untraceable.”
“I’m disappointed because she’s [Teresa] the one making income and his money is fraudulent, untraceable and untaxed,” Mastropole told Radar.“She’s the only one bringing money in right now… You can’t really go after him.”
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem Mastropole will be able to go after Teresa either as a judge dismissed the fraud claims made against her last December.
As reported yesterday, Judge Morris Stern ruled that the money owed to Mastropole be excepted from the Guidice’s $11 million bankruptcy discharge. “Even though I’m an exception to his discharge, I think his money is untraceable so it will be hard for me to recover any debt,” added Mastropole.
In other NJ news, the Luxist is reporting that former NJ Housewife Danielle Staub’s new show will be making it’s debut Wednesday, February 9th on Wealth TV.
It seems the show, titled ‘Social,’ will follow Danielle as she tours the home of wealthy Z-listers. Four episodes of the show have been shot with the network planing two seasons of the show — a total of 26 episodes. In each episode, Danielle will introduce viewers to a “celebrity” with a tour of their home.
One of the “celebrities” that will appear on this season is said to be Ivan L. Wilzig. And no, we’ve never heard of him either. As a matter of fact, we don’t even know what a Wealth TV is. Seriously, what is this network? I have Direct TV, do I have it? Do you all have it? Does anyone have it? Does it exist? Anyone? Help anyone?
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE COMMENTS MADE BY JOE’S FORMER BUSINESS PARTNER? DO YOU HAVE WEALTH TV? WILL YOU BE WATCHING DANIELLE’S NEW SHOW?
Two days following the lackluster premiere episode of The Bachelorseason 15 featuring Brad Womack, it seems a new controversy is brewing.
The “controversy” involves the slap heard around the world. While Brad was meeting his 30 bachelorettes, one of the ladies, Chantal O’Brien, decided to give him what appeared to be a playful slap on behalf of all the scorned women in America. Chantal was referring Brad’s actions during his previous season of the Bachelor during which he dumped both of his final two picks.
TMZ is now raising the question of whether or not Chantal should be prosecuted for the slap. “If Amber Portwoodgets prosecuted for beating on her boyfriend, what’s the difference?” asks TMZ.
Brad however tells the blog he sees no issue with Chantal’s actions. “I think what Chantal did was a light-hearted gesture which I took as such. I do not condone violence in any relationship, nor would I keep someone around who I felt truly wished to do me harm,” said Brad.
Famed attorney Gloria Allred also agrees with Brad as she tells TMZ Chantal should not be prosecuted as the slap was an isolated instance with no significant injuries.
According to a TMZ poll, 67% polled believe the slap was innocent with the other 33% thinking it was criminal. Interesting.
In other more relevant Bachelor news, Reality Steve has done it again! The blogger/thorn to the Bachelor producers has once again posted spoilers for this season. Not only does RS reveal the final four, but he also reveals Brad’s final pick.
We were conflicted on posting this as it was released a few weeks ago but at the end of the day, it’s your choice as a reader to read the spoilers if you choose. Plus it’s been posted on some major blogs with no warning by the way. So, if you want to read them, please click the continue reading button below. Warning – the comments section of this post might also include some spoilers.
TELL US: THE SLAP HEARD AROUND THE WORLD – BIG DEAL OR MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING?
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Despite the recent revelation that she earned a whopping $140,000 for a six-month contract with MTV, it seems Teen Mom star Amber Portwood is having second thoughts about being a ‘Teen Mom.’
Amber graces the latest cover of Life & Style magazine under the heading ‘Being a Teen Mom Ruined My Life.’ In an exclusive interview with the mag, Amber, 20, who was recently arrested and released from jail, expresses her fear over not wanting to go back to jail again.
“I just can’t even imagine not seeing my little baby if I go back to jail,” she said in her first post-incarceration interview. “It scares me so bad,” she added of the possibility of losing her 2-year-old daughter Leah.
Amber then goes on to reveal she regrets doing the MTV hit show to begin with as she believes her domestic violence attacks against her ex-fiance Gary Shirley would have gone unnoticed had she not done the show, well duh.
“I wouldn’t have been in jail because nobody would have known about it,” she explained. Her brother seems to agree. “I can’t say completely that it’s the show’s fault because obviously my sister did it. But Amber and Gary asked them not to air the fight because they knew this legal stuff would happen. Now my sister gets death threats, and my niece’s life is in turmoil,” Shawn Portwood told Life & Style.
“I might get attention, but it’s not the right attention,” Amber also told TMZin a video interview on Monday. “I turned 20 and I don’t want to be known as ‘Amber from Teen Mom.’”
In other Amber news, TMZ posted another leaked audio recording of Gary this week, during which he can be heard completely bashing his baby mama Amber.
In the December audio recording, Gary can be heard on the phone with Krystal, who just happens to be Amber’s cousin. Gary explains to Krystal he has a crush on her and then points out, “You’ve got things that Amber don’t … like a job.”
It didn’t end there as Gary added, “Amber is sluttish. You’ve been with six dudes, Amber’s been with f**king a million.” Ouch, but it gets even better as Gary tries to convince Crystal to come to his place by saying, “If you ever want to piss off Amber, let me know.”
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This all stems from a lawsuit filed by Mastropole in which he accused Joe of forging his signature on a mortgage loan and then pocketing $1 million from that loan. Judge Morris Stern reportedly found Joe, who he described as lacking credibility, guilty of forging the signature.
According to the judge, Joe will have to pay his former business partner the $260k in spite of his legal claim for bankruptcy protection.
“The signing of Mastropole’s name was a forgery… exhibiting willfulness and malice toward a former friend and current adversar,” Judge Stern wrote in his judgment, handed down in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newark on Monday. “The extraordinary web of lies and misrepresentations woven by Giudice to implement and cover his misconduct reflects on his approach to business matters and suggest his disregard for legal restraints which would bind others.”
Moving on to other NJ news, despite her unwillingness to confirm or deny her return to the Real Housewives of New Jersey on the Bravo New Year’s Eve special, Popeater is echoing what we suspected all along, which is that Dina Manzo will not be returning to the Bravo hit show.
Dina however tells the site that her TV career is far from over. “You’ll see my face pop up on TV in the near future. I’m working on something very exciting, but it’s not reality TV,” says Dina who adds that she’s “happier than ever” since quitting the show. Though we’re not really sure what storyline Dina would have had after her ex-husband reportedly refused to allow their daughter Lexi to continue filming, in addition to her current husband, Tommy Manzo, who has also refused to do the show.
“I love them all. They’re great. The show just wasn’t for me. I’m a private person,” added Dina, who has appeared on two national reality shows in the past couple of years.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE NEW RULING AGAINST JOE? PLUS WILL YOU MISS DINA ON THE NJ HOUSEWIVES?
Popular Bravo housewives Lisa Vanderpump and Nene Leakes were both on hand to help the network celebrate it’s first and fingers crossed lastNew Year’s Eve Party last Friday, and for some reason, no one is talking about the little tiff that occurred between the two housewives. But it’s a slow news day so we’ll talk about it!
Lisa told Nene she had heard her diss her franchise by stating all the women had too much plastic surgery. Lisa stated she found Nene’s comments to be hypocritical considering Nene had gotten a nose job, boob job and liposuction this year alone.
Nene immediately looked none too pleased with Lisa and adamantly denied ever saying those things. Nene then went on to add that she would never say such a thing about the Beverly Hills ladies because she thinks “they are boring.” Lisa looked a bit stunned as she tried to stick up for her show, stating the dinner from hell episode was far from boring. Nene disagreed calling it “wack.”
The little tiff ended and Nene appeared to give Lisa the cold shoulder for the remainder of the show. Unfortunately the footage has yet to appear online but if anyone comes across it, feel free to post the link in the comments section.
And the story gets even better as it turns out Lisa was right. Nene did indeed utter those words about the Beverly Hills Housewives. In fact, we at Reality Tea blogged about this back on February 26, 2010. Nene’s comments were made as rumors were swirling about the yet to be confirmed Beverly Hills franchise. Bravo wouldn’t officially confirm the news until weeks later.
Nene told FoxNews back then, “If they do the Beverly Hills Housewives, they’ll probably be all plastic – big lips, fake tits, tummy tucks.” Yikes, Guess Nene didn’t think Lisa was paying attention.
Other highlights of the show included Tamra Barney making out with Andy Cohen at midnight, Jeff Lewis teasing Kim Zolciak about pretty much everything, Ellen Barkin calling in drunk, Jenni Pulos debuting her new rap, and of course the wedding between Giggy and Grandma Wrinkles. Grandma Wrinkles refused to sign a prenup by the way. Can you blame her?
Jeff Lewis also tweeted the following after the show – “Still recovering from NYE. WWHL camera didn’t catch @KimZolciak throwing her drink on me after my off color comment. I probably deserved it.”
So, Nene and Lisa are the favorites of their franchises according to our polls bringing us to the question of the day…
TELL US – TEAM LISA/GIGGY OR TEAM NENE? SHOULD BRAVO AIR ANOTHER NYE SPECIAL THIS YEAR?