Former (or is it current?) entertainment lawyer Phaedra Parks appears on the March cover of Upscale Magazine alongside two other ladies of reality TV: Tameka Raymond (Atlanta Exes) and LaTavia Robertson (R&B Divas Atlanta).
In a quote about her experiences appearing on Real Housewives of Atlanta, Phaedra explains that though the show may have ahem… scripted moments, the stars certainly aren't treated like actors!
“We’re not members of SAG so it’s not like we’re getting benefits from replays," Phaedra says of one of the glaring pitfalls of being on reality TV. "We’re talents that aren’t being considered as actors, so they're getting talent for a nominal fee. They’ve found a way to make money and cut the cost on studios and productions so they’re making the largest profit with the least amount of residual.”
"I think that Carole’s book is more of a beach read, whereas I think my book can really touch everybody," Aviva shades. "It’s not just for Housewives viewers. I think it can touch everybody because it shows by various examples how you can get through life’s trials and tribulations. Everyone’s touched by anxiety, health issues, addiction, divorce, and marriage – whether it’s your own relationships, your parents’, or whoever else’s – everyone gets touched by these things and I touch on all of them."
In a new interview with Life & Style the Basketball Wives star (who is rumored to have left the show) opens up about finding new love and re-emerging from a nightmare. “I had the worst 2012, I thought my life was over,” Evelyn confesses. “It happened so publicly, and then the passing of my brother-in-law."
However she now realizes everything happens for a reason. “But that entire incident [with Chad] led me to where I’m at now.” Now seven and a half months pregnant, she says love saved her. “I would say my broken bridge led me to happiness,” Evelyn shares. “If I had to do it again, I would because I truly feel complete right now in my life and I wouldn’t change it for anything.”
First the erstwhile hair stylist and jeweler behind Cuffs by Kim D got sued by Johnny Karagiorgis over the Posche 2 brawl (which was in part to support her jewelry line) and now she's being sued by a jeweler and accused of ripping off his designs.
According the suit a well-known New Jersey jeweler Constantino Frangopolous and Kim struck a deal with the devil: he would design pieces for her to wear on Real Housewives of New Jersey and she in turn would promote his pieces on the show.
Shayne revealed in a statement today that the child she was carrying was a boy. "In loving memory of my son, Rex Jagger Lamas-Richie," and urged fans to donate blood, "To everyone out there, please donate blood. You can save a life like mine."
The formerCouples Therapy star also thanked fans for their love and support and reassured them that despite a Valentine's Day setback, she is on the path to recovery. "Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. I've cried reading the expression of generosity and warmth from everyone," Shayneshared with Us Weekly. "I'm out of ICU at Mission Viejo Hospital. I cannot thank the medical staff here enough for not giving up on me."
Those expecting a return of Paige and Brooke for the rest of the season will unfortunately be disappointed, because Kelly vs. Abby was all too real and the girls are officially done with the show. Paige confirmed it on twitter.
After the episode aired Kellyfiled a $5 million dollar lawsuit against Abby and the producers alleging that Abby physically intimidated her and she only slapped her in self defense. In documents pertaining to the suit, uncovered by The Hollywood Reporter, more information about Kelly, Paige, and Brooke's experiences on the show are revealed. And yikes – this show is even worse than we imagined!
Ramona and Mario were spotted getting cozy on a bowling date this week. "The two requested a private area where they could spend time alone away from staff and other guests," a witness dishes to Us Weekly. "The two were joking around and being affectionate." Oh yeah – nothing says sexy like the sound of the re-set machine and the glow of the well-worn disco lights. Or the smell of Lysoled bowling shoes. HOTT.
With federal investigators reportedly still digging up dirt on Apollo Nida's accomplices, a judge has granted his request to delay his fraud trial. Lucky, ducky now he has more time to make club appearances before heading to the slammer!
In court documents filed on February 10th the Real Housewives of Atlanta star asked permission to delay his trial until March. Apollo was to begin his trial this month, but he is seeking more time to go over the prosecution's case against him and likely decide whether or not he wants to accept a plea deal. The Judge granted his request.