Oh blind items – who doesn’t love a good bit of reality gossip! What’s better – a dishy blind item revealed! What’s better-better, a dishy blind item about a Real Housewife behaving super badly revealed!
Well, well – there are bigger troubles in the Big Apple than the horrendous weather! And that trouble is Bethenny Frankel. Why am I not surprised? LuAnn de Lesseps, who announced she’s “fully back” as a full-time Housewife this season, says Bethenny is at war with co-stars and it’s been a dramatic dynamic for the Real Housewives Of New York cast!
LuAnn maintains that she and Bethenny get along just fine, which is quite a departure from their previous relationship on-screen. “I didn’t know what it was gonna be like, I thought it was going to be awkward but it’s actually turned out to be good.”
She feels Bethenny brings an old-school RHONY vibe to the show. “We get along really well so it’s like old times … it’s kind of like the good old days of the Housewives,” LuAnn acknowledged.
Porsha Williams is paying Claudia Jordan no mind, but unfortunately Claudia can’t say the same about Porsha! Claudia has seemingly made animosity towards Porsha her storyline, but Porsha says she’s unbothered – except for Claudia attempting to get her in trouble with their boss Rickey Smiley.
“It was really irritating, actually,” the Real Housewives Of Atlanta extra says. “Every morning I come in for ‘Dish Nation,’ and we just want to have a good time. So it was a bit ‘extra,’ yeah.”
“Let me please clear up once and for all that I have no workplace drama nor have I had drama for CLAWdia,” Porsha continues. “Rickey and my Dish Nation co-workers have a wonderful relationship. The atmosphere is carefree and everyone displays professional behavior. It was a bit disheartening that she would try to bring that petty mess to my job.” Especially considering it’s Porsha’s only real job! #Demoted
Every season NeNe Leakes threatens to quit Real Housewives Of Atlanta, but this time it seems NeNe actually is ready to toss her peach in the trash because its rotten to the core! Complaining of producers who want drama, networks being desperate to grab ratings, and co-stars who will do anything for a TV job, NeNe says she’s embarrassed by how she has behaved in situations and felt pressured to act up!
“I am at a point where I don’t know how much longer I can stay in this situation,” NeNe admitted. “In the beginning when it started, I was having fun. I would have to say now I am not having as much fun.”
NeNe says viewers rarely see the real her, because their lives are overshadowed by drama between the girls and co-stars willing to do anything for screen time.
Scheana Marie had a meltdown or two at her wedding and luckily for us it was all captured by cameras. The Vanderpump Rules star admits she may have overacted a bit, but is thrilled with her wedding because of all the love – besides Kristen Doute ruining everything and treating her reception like a boxing ring!
“I realized that there were several parts of the day and night that I looked like a super bridezilla bitch. I don’t like that I looked so completely rude and ungrateful, but it was my wedding, and every bride wants their wedding to go perfect,” Scheana describes. “At the end of the day, it didn’t matter, it was beautiful. I was there with my family, my amazing husband, all of my friends, and it ended up being a beautiful night.”
Mob Wives seemed destined to be a hit on concept alone – a fascinating glimpse into the lives of America’s ever-elusive mafia = ratings gold! But five seasons later Renee Graziano, whose sister created the show, and Karen Gravano, who rejoined this season, are discussing how the show has affected their lives, what it’s done for their relationships, and what they’ve learned from it all!
“I have gotten use to my personal life being aired. I only wish the whole truth was told,” admits Renee. “I think I’d be more respected and less hated or not looked at like a drama queen, but as a woman who has been dealt a hand and still finds a way to pull aces and jokers when in need. You know about a third of what I have experienced as a daughter, as a wife, as a woman, and as a victim, or as I prefer: survivor.”
Since TLC wants nothing to do with the Boo Boos, who no longer fit their funky family-friendly image, the Boo Boos are taking their redneck lovin’ lifestyle to more interested parties – they hope! Reports are circulating that Mama June and the crew – including Sugar Bear – are in LA meeting with producers this week to shop around a new “Beverly Hillbillies Themed” reality show to various networks!
First up Tuh-resssssssa and her husband Rino Aprea have been stung with a class action lawsuit by two former employees who allege the restaurant owners refused to pay employees for full shifts! Oh – and they had to pay to launder their own uniforms.
Teresa and Rino own Angelo’s of Mulberry St in NYC and a former bartender and a waiter have taken the RHONJ stars to court over a laundry bill and on an accusation that they intentionally “short changed” employees checks by paying them for 7 hour shifts when they routinely worked 10 hours. The suit, filed in US district court. cites that the Apreas “regularly scheduled or knowingly permitted” employees to work more than 40 hours but then refused to pay time-and-a-half for hours.