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Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley At NYFW 2015

Gretchen Rossi may not know much, but she certainly knows a thing or two about being judged for the company you keep and the integrity of your significant other! While Vicki Gunvalson and her now-ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers are being judged and questioned constantly, Gretchen has certainly walked a mile in Vicki’s Manolos and is imparting some advice.

It is pretty uncanny that Gretchen and Vicki’s lives have some eerily similar parallels. The boyfriend nobody likes (or trusts), the significant other with cancer, the constantly having to defend your love and your relationship to people who barely know you…  

In her past life as a Real Housewives of Orange County star, Gretchen’s joined the show while her then-fiancé Jeff was battling terminal cancer. He ultimately passed away in between seasons. Gretchen eventually started dating her current fiancé Slade Smiley, who battled both deadbeat dad-ism and his son Grayson’s cancer. And absolutely NOBODY liked Slave!

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Vito Scalia bathrobe

Last night’s Manzo’d With Children was brought to you by the letter V. V as in Vito Scalia, but also for “Vessel,” losing your Manzo Virginity, and Visiting the library. But mostly V is for Vito and all the ways he is passive aggressively trying to use his voice. (V is for Voice). 

Lauren Manzo‘s wedding will include 300 hundred people and 300 hundred Italian traditions, but only one corsage. Vito’s mom, Denise, comes over, pushing her dog in a stroller, to see where her son will be spending the rest of his remaining days. Lauren asks her if she wants a corsage at the wedding – of course she does! She’s the mother of the groom and that is an honor that must be signified. Caroline Manzo “wouldn’t be caught dead in a corsage.” She describes Vito’s mother as a “firecracker” and explains they’re different, yet the same.

Time for some standardized test prep! Different, but similar-style with Caroline and Denise.

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Kylie Jenner with green hair

The Kardsahians are the engine that never stops! It seems nothing can dent the first family of famewhoring and now that the Keeping Up With The Kardashian sisters have launched a slew of new apps they are slated to earn millions! 

On Monday each of the Kardashian sisters (except for Kourtney) launched a separate app. Each with a subscription fee of $2.99 per month. With a huge surge of fan downloads garnered nearly 900,000 followers within a few hours of their release. In fact, totaling the collective subscriptions could net as much as $32 million for the Kardashians in one year alone!

Leading the pack in downloads was littlest sister Kylie Jenner who has been forging her own path to fame and attention.

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Bethenny Frankel - RHONY 100th Episode

Last night Real Housewives Of New York turned 100 and kept it 100! Andy Cohen checked in one-on-one with all of the current cast, Aviva Drescher, and also Kelly Bensimon who shared some really illumination information about her version of Scary Island, the issues with Bethenny Frankel, and more. It made me all the more le sad that Le’ Ladies New York are done for this season! 

It’s clear that Bethenny has become the omnipotent narrator of RHONY; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-describing prophet who speaks of success and failures with aplomb and certainty. It’s not a bad role for her, and she clearly relishes in it (and clearly isn’t glad her talk show ended!). 

For the 100th episode, I was pleasantly surprised how candid and willing the ladies were to share their side of the stories – and I’m also super glad Bravo allowed them to really go IN. I appreciated Bravo not pretending viewers don’t understand things such as editing!

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Demetria McKinney & Claudia Jordan dish on NeNe Leakes leaving RHOA

Claudia Jordan and Demetria McKinney were reportedly fired and NeNe Leakes quit. From two ex-Housewives to another, they are advising NeNe to move on and let go of meddling in Real Housewives Of Atlanta drama – just like they have! Claudia and Demetria wonder why NeNe is beating a dead stallion booty with her constant RHOA talk! As Demetria says, “If you wanted off [RHOA] – be off!” 

Discussing NeNe’s departure, Claudia and Demetria promise RHOA will thrive in NeNe’s (and their own) absence. 

“That’s her decision if she wants to move on. She said it was too negative,” smirks Claudia. “People want to move on and grow and spread their wings – that’s cool – you have decide when that point in your life is.” However, Claudia alludes to NeNe biting the hand that fed her. “I think that’s the show that made her…” 

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Harry Hamlin & Lisa Rinna

What did Harry Hamlin do? It seems like he saw the future that Real Housewives can be a very, very bad thing. Lisa Rinna reveals that her husband was initially “very against” her joining Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills – even threatening her with divorce if she decided to be a Housewife. Luckily he changed his mind!

After a very rocky and crazy first season of RHOBH, it’s shocking that lovable Lipsa returned, but she has – but not without trepidation. However, Lisa’s decision to be a Real Housewife has always been a rocky one.

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Althea & Benzino Pregnant

Althea and Benzino are about to become parents. Althea is due in November and is expecting a boy! 

The former Love & Hip Hop Atlanta stars have been keeping fans updated on her pregnancy status (and their rocky relationship status) through instagram and twitter. Above, Althea shared: “Yes @iambenzino YOU are the FATHER!! 🙂 what you thought!” 

Althea, who is about 7 months pregnant, shared more photos of her growing baby bump. I gotta say she looks adorable and healthy. “Still can’t believe I’m bout to be a Mother!” she gushed on twitter. 

The reality star and singer shared photos of her baby bump below. 

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Kathryn Dennis & Thomas Ravenel

Despite their volatile on-again-off-again relationship Thomas Ravenel and Kathryn Dennis are expecting baby no 2! The Southern Charm stars will be welcoming a son very soon, but that doesn’t mean they’re back together. Rumors have been swirling all summer that Kathryn was secretly knocked up but she hasn’t confirmed it until now. 

The former Senatorial candidate and his sometimes girlfriend shared the news that one-year-old daughter Kensington will be a big sister. Admitting she was “surprised” to find herself pregnant again, Kathryn is accepting this latest twist of fate as just so Thomas and Kathryn! “Thomas and I are always on and off, but we had a whirlwind romance that weekend. That’s kind of how we were with the first pregnancy, too. Things were wishy-washy, but we embraced it.” 

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