On last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, all the ladies conducted themselves with dignity and nobody got hurt. Kim finally convinced someone to marry her, and NeNe contemplated leaving Haterville behind for the wilds of Los Angeles – where no one is fake. Nope – not in the least! Oh, and Phaedra announced that her phuneral home was coming soon. Watch out Atlantians – you’re about to be buried with style.
Things begin with Cynthia and Kim meeting each other for lunch. If you said “say what?” you’re not the only one. But apparently, Cyn decided handling things like an adult was better than getting into a screaming match in a church parking lot, so she invited Kim to lunch to work out their differences.
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Single Season Housewife, Peggy Tanous, who may or may not have been fired, is returning to reality television! And this time she won’t be fighting with Alexis Bellinoover potty training or hairy toad husbands – instead she’ll be helping people!
The former Real Housewife of Orange County will be starring in a show aptly (or ironically, depending on how you look at it) titled MILF. In this case MILF has nothing to do with sexing up your friend’s mother. It means, “Working Mothers In Lives With Families”.
Peggy has been spotted filming the new show all around Orange County, and it will focus on her experiences juggling motherhood with being a professional, all while living a natural, holistic lifestyle. I’m pretty sure there’s already a show out there about that calledBethenny Ever After!
“The show is about how Peggy works hard and is able to juggle being a celebrity mom of two daughters and still have a successful career,” a source tells RumorFix about Peggy’s new gig. I love how loosely the word “celebrity” is thrown about these days.
Peggy has been dropping hints about the show for a while, previously saying that she was working on a new project about motherhood. “I’ve been asked to host is an empowering new show about moms, with a twist!,” she revealed.
As part of the show, Peggy will show viewers how she incorporates a holistic approach into her everyday life. Peggy famously admitted her struggle with postpartum depression and believes that having a healthy lifestyle has helped with her recovery.
Peggy denies being fired from Housewives and maintains that she chose to leave RHOC because of the negative experiences she felt forced to participate in, instead seeking a more positive environment. “I just felt in my heart that being around the negative energy of certain cast members, being forced to have ‘dramatic’ confrontations and the time it would take me away from my family was just not a healthy path for me,” she explained as to why she left the show.
Peggy took to Twitter to confirm the new project, explaining: “M.I.L.P.H is for Mothers In Life, Passion and Health”
No word on which–if any–network has picked up the show or when it will be airing. Here’s hoping Peggy’s new show will be good and she will be able to find a positive space among the wilds of reality television!
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THOUGHTS ON PEGGY’S NEW SHOW? WILL YOU WATCH? ARE YOU HAPPY PEGGY IS RETURNING TO TV?
Rumors of trouble in Bethenny Frankel‘s marriage continue to swirl. After an article surfaced claiming husband Jason Hoppy had moved out of their apartment and was staying in a nearby hotel, photos emerged of a seemingly happily married couple celebrating their second anniversary.
Now, Bethenny is speaking out and confronting the rumors head-on. “I know you have all been worried about my relationship, and the show got off to an emotional rocky start, but isn’t life like that? Sometimes we cringe, sometimes we get anxiety, but ultimately, we buckle up, hold on, and get to the next place,” Bethenny writes in her Bravo blog.
“I love my husband and my family. Relationships may not have always been my strong point, but I am dedicated to my marriage, to being a better person every day, and to being open and honest in the hopes of helping myself — and hopefully many of you,” the Bethenny Ever After star adds. “This show is about being truthful and giving you a slice of my life during that time period.”
Bethenny explains that she is in a much happier place with her marriage, but as always, she is a work in progress. “I work on being a mother, I work on being a wife, I work on being a good friend and employer, and I work on being a success in business. If all of this comes easy to someone else than more power to them.”
And in case you’re wondering, Bethenny and Jason are still getting frisky! “As far as our sex life, we get down to it. When the show filmed, we had a baby just over one-year-old, and I didn’t quite have my mojo back,” Bethenny reveals.
“I was recently pregnant, and I assure you that wasn’t the immaculate conception. How ridiculous that my sex life is now talk show and cocktail party chatter?” Uhhh… well, if you weren’t on a reality show… oh, never mind – too obvious!
And finally, tonight is an all-new episode of Bethenny Ever After. Bethenny is the subject of constant negative press after tabloids accuse her of staging the lost at sea shenanigan for her reality show. In order to get some positive attention, Bethenny appears on various TV shows, including The Today Show and Ellen. A preview of the new episode is below!
Bethenny Ever After airs tonight on Bravo at 10/9c.
DO YOU BELIEVE BETHENNY THAT HER MARRIAGE IS STABLE? ARE YOU TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT HER SEX LIFE?
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It is quite unfortunate that Bravo can’t just give the ladies of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills their contracts already, because the constant speculation is killing me! In the latest, reports have emerged that contract negotiations have been held up because of fighting amongst the ladies, who do not want to work with each other!
“Let’s just say there are more than a few women who truly don’t get along,” an insider tells Celebuzz. “Two in particular that threaten they won’t return if the other does.”
Kyle Richards pretty much echoed that statement when she confirmed her return was conditional on certain someones getting the axe. “We’ll see,” she said of round three. “It kind of depends which girls are coming back.” Let the speculation begin on just who she was talking about… (ahem, Brandi!)
Brandi Glanville, who is seen as a shoo-in to return next season, dished that contracts still weren’t out. “I’ll know in two weeks,” she shared, also revealing that she’s “so sad” her on-screen bestie Camille Grammer won’t be coming back. “She’s my girl! We had such a great time last season,” Brandi gushed.
And speaking of which, Camille is said to be “devastated” that she will not be involved in the show next season, although I don’t know why considering it was such a horrible train wreck!
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WithTeen Mom, original sauce cancelled, Teen Mom 2 gotta pick up the slack and unfortunately, the cast members of MTV’s notorious trainwreck reality show are continuing to keep themselves in the news for breaking the law.
In the latest, Adam Lind, 21, the sometimes boyfriend of Chelsea Houska, was arrested for a DWI Saturday morning. Adam was pulled over for riding his motorcycle while allegedly intoxicated and driving on a suspended license. RadarOnline is reporting that Adam was arrested by Minnehaha County Sheriffs in Sioux Falls, South Dakota around 2:30 am Saturday morning. He was held behind bars for a few hours and released on $450 bail.
“He was charged with driving under the influence, exhibition driving and driving on a suspended license,” an insider reveals. Witnesses report Adam had been bar hopping all night and was driving home on his motorcycle when he was pulled over after the police observed him “hotdogging”.
Adam was bailed out by, but who else, Chelsea – who cannot seem to give up on the unwilling to reform bad boy. Sources report that she posted his bail early Saturday morning. Adam is due back in court April 26th to face charges associated with his arrest.
This is, of course, not the first arrest for father of the year, Adam, who even has a prior for underaged drinking! According to sources, “Adam turned 21 in January and has been drinking even more since then.”
Even worse, a source tells Starcasm, that this is Adam’s second DUI arrest since reaching the milestone birthday! Wowzers! Adam’s mug shot has not been released yet, but we’ll keep you posted once it surfaces on the net!
The Kim Kardashian vs. Kris Humphries divorce war rages on, and I have to say this is the most interested I’ve ever been in Kim. While we all wait for a resolution, the ex-couple continues to battle it out over every detail. Isn’t it funny that their divorce has lasted far longer than their marriage?
In a new edition of Us Weekly (print edition), Kim is apparently fed up with Kris trying to make her life a living hell by refusing to sign the divorce papers quickly and quietly. Team Kardashian is coming out swinging at Kris and accusing him of dragging out the divorce for attention. Which is also funny, because, arguably, she married for attention! They also accuse him of hiding wedding presents only to make a big deal of what happened to the gifts in the press.
“She would grant a divorce in a second, but he won’t sign the papers, he won’t let go,” Kris Jenner a friend of Kim’s reports. “Kris wants to hurt her. He’s doing this to humiliate her, plain and simple.” Even worse, a source accuses Kris of doing all of this to recapture Kim’s attention! Please…
They also believe Kris is a famewhore of the first order, which is a concept the Kardashians are very well acquainted with. “Kris wants money and he wants fame,” a source insists. “His strategy is to keep leaking nasty items about her to the press until she caves and gives him money.” Reports have claimed Kris is seeking as much as $7 million dollars in the divorce settlement in exchange for silence.
Furthermore, Kamp K insists Kris started a “tug-of-war” over the wedding gifts, making it look like Kim selfishly took ownership of all of them. A Kardashian source claims Kris gave “a ton of s**t to his family,” post wedding. “You should check the Humphries’ home in Minnesota for some $27,000 Lalique vases,” he adds.
Kim’s people say the only gifts she kept were the ones given by her guests–as dictated by their pre-nup–and she donated the amount of all the gifts to charity.
Upon learning that the Kardashians were accusing the Humphries of harboring gifts, the family was reportedly disgusted. “That’s not even close to being true at all,” a source for the Humphries family tells HollywoodLife. “Kris’ family received some Bibles and maybe two or three other things, but nothing expensive like Lalique vases.”
Kim, high on delusion, maintains she had no intention of hurting Kris with the divorce, which is why she hasn’t spoken out publicly about her pre-divorce marriage until now - despite the onslaught of magazines that continue to trash him and are filled with so-called anonymous sources. “I’m so ready, emotionally, for this chapter to be over. I want to leave it in my past so I can start fresh,” she tells Us Weekly.
Kris is irate over these so-called reports accusing him of ruining Kim’s life, and he is even more angry that Kim is now making accusations against his family. He believes it’s her own fault her life is such a mess. Which is true.
And Kris is moving forward with his annulment based on fraud. Proving that he’s not backing down to the Kardashians’ “bullying,” Kris filed court documents accusing Kim of “breaching fiduciary duty;” demanding she reveal how much money she earned during their wedding and subsequent short marriage! Did I mention I am liking this Kris more and more?
“A husband and wife are subject to the general rules governing fiduciary relationships which control the actions of persons occupying confidential relations to each other. This confidential relationship imposes a duty of the highest good faith and fair dealing on each spouse, and neither will take unfair advantage of each other,” Kris’ documents state.
“Kris feels that Kim hasn’t given an honest and accurate accounting of money they made while they were married,” a source tells RadarOnline. “Kris has complied with turning over his bank records, credit card statements, but Kim hasn’t, and she has been stalling. Kris didn’t want to take her to court over this, but he isn’t playing Mr. Nice Guy anymore.” A copy of the document is below!
Firing back against the wedding gift accusations, Kris’ court filings stipulate: “A spouse may not make a gift of community personal property, or dispose of community personal property for less than fair and reasonable value, without the written consent of the other spouse.”
And apparently, Kris decided to file these documents a day after Kim came out slamming him in Us Weekly with the cover story “My Divorce Hell!” Kim herself, along with the formidable Kris Jenner, speak out about her dark days following her divorce. Kris apparently timed the fiduciary demands to coincide with Kim’s tell-all and prove that if she continues accusing him of making her life hell, he really will! Yikes – this is getting nastier than I ever expected.
This latest magazine cover, which covertly trashes him while attempting to paint Kim the victim, coupled with the totally false depiction he feels he received on Kourtney & Kim Take New York, has been the last straw.
“Kris has told his lawyer to no longer attempt to reach a settlement with Kim. It’s a waste of time and he is ready to take this to trial, and he will,”a source reveals.”Kris just wants the truth to come out and that is what the courts are for. A judge can decide if the marriage should be annulled on grounds of fraud.” Wow!
“What is Kim so afraid of and why is she fighting their divorce going to trial? Kris’ name has been trashed in the press by Kim’s camp for a very long time, and he has the right to fight back but he isn’t doing it the way she is, and he will have his day in court.” Kris has refused to speak out about his marriage and divorce thus far, even getting upset on a Good Morning America appearance when pressed for details.
Lastly, Kim claims filing for divorce was “the toughest thing I ever had to go through,” and she is finally ready to date again! This time she is staying far away from athletes and celebrities. Kim wants “a lawyer or businessman; something different.” And because she’s picked so many losers herself, she’s hoping her sisters will help her out and set her up!
“Khloe is in Dallas, so I don’t think she knows anyone,” Kim says. “But Kourtney is really practical these days, I would trust her!” Oh God. Run men of Los Angeles, run! An STD is headed your way at warp speed!
IS KRIS MAKING KIM’S LIFE A LIVING HELL? OR IS KIM MAKING KRIS’ LIFE A LIVING HELL? SHOULD KIM TURN OVER FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS? DID KRIS KEEP WEDDING PRESENTS TOO?
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Ready or not – here she comes! Kim Zolciak has officially–as in available on iTunes–released her new single, “Love Me First.” Poor, unfortunate readers got a taste of her warbly, heavily-autotuned new track (not written by Kandi Burruss) on Twitter last month, and now the official, massively-altered version hits stores. Oh, my – sit down for this one!
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star debuted the track on Ryan Seacrest‘s radio show yesterday, and well, let’s just say I heard it once and I don’t need to hear it again! “It was written about my life and what I went through 11 years ago,” Kim told Ryan. “I think people will be able to relate.” I can definitely relate to not being able to sing, Kim, if that’s what you mean…
Kim also released the cover art for the single – which is just as photoshopped as you’d expect, but she looks pretty. The photo is below!
Kim took to Twitter to advertise her newest attempt to convince people she can sing. “‘Love Me First’ was written about my life as a single mom and my struggles,” she wrote. “I love my life now! Living a dream and loving every minute of it!” Oh Kim, I love how you completely believe in your own delusions.
Moving on to other people who live in their delusions, Sheree Whitfield is finally addressing Marlo Hampton‘s use of the F-bomb. Despite rumors that Sheree and Lawrence Washington are no longer BFF after he made her hair break off and her weave yank hair out at the root, Sheree is still offended on his behalf over Marlo’s language and her denial that it was a big deal.
“When Marlo used the ‘F’ word, I was offended not only for Lawrence but for any other gay man that is my friend or not!;” Sheree seethes in her Bravo blog. “For her to stand there and blatantly lie about what she said was shocking beyond words. And for some reason unbeknownst to me, she continues to blame others for her outrageous comments and actions.”
“If you are girl enough to say it, be man enough to own it,” Sheree advises. And she hints that something just might not be right with ol’ Marlo. “At some point it stops being funny and becomes sad and makes one think that something could be loose.”
Sheree also talks about what many viewers perceived as her ruining her daughter Tierra‘s proposal after she pressured Damon into spending on a huge ring and party. Sheree denies having anything to do with Damon postponing and claims she really couldn’t care how big the rock was, because what matters is the size of a man’s, you know, heart! “Meeting up with Damon to pick out rings was fun. I’m glad he invited me to tag along.”
“We had a lot of laughs as I teased him about the size and prices of the rings,” Sheree insists. “At the end of the day, I could care less what size ring Damon gets Tierra, and he knows that. As long as he lives up to his vows and makes Tierra happy, her mom is happy!”
Finally, Marlo continues her desperate quest to be upgraded to full-time Housewife by attacking fan favorite, Phaedra Parks! In her second ever Bravo blog (go Marlo!), which was just as cryptic as the first, Marlo calls out Phaedra for tackying up Ayden‘s Dedication.
“There was so much, in addition to a lot of blue,” she says of the event. “I immediately realized that everyone’s perception of a grand, luxurious event is completely different. I prefer a touch of elegance, not an overflow.” I guess that means Marlo won’t be hiring Dwight Eubanks to plan her soirees anytime soon!
“The procession, however, was a high note. This is surely the way to enter a room!;” Marlo concedes. Well, to each is own. I personally think displaying all of your shoes and purses as if they were priceless art instead of payments from old white sugar daddies is “overflow” and scarcely the definition of elegance. But then again, I like things that are elegant and sophisticated… (can I just tell you that is my FAVORITE Housewives intro ever – it’s so perfectly ironic).
THOUGHTS ON KIM’S NEW SINGLE? WHO IS MORE DELUSIONAL: KIM, SHEREE, OR MARLO? WAS PHAEDRA’S DEDICATION TACKY OR FUN?
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“Taylor’s appearances on Housewives will be greatly reduced,” a source reveals to HollywoodLife. “The producers want to make room for two new housewives.” The new wives are reportedly Yolanda Hadid and Marisa Zanuck.
“For all we know, Taylor might just quit the show if her role is diminished too much. That’s what happened to Camille Grammer. She said ‘Forget it,’ when she found out she would hardly be in the next season,” the source shares.
“The producers don’t want to concentrate on Taylor anymore,” the source continues. “They want a fresh start and new storylines.” And given the fan reaction to Taylor, particularly this past season, it’s perhaps in the show’s best interest to move in a more positive direction.
Which is why the embattled Kim Richards is also being added into the Friends of Housewives category. “Kim will also make some appearances, be they will be minimal,” the source explains.
The even better news, is that regardless of whether Taylor quits–or is fired–we likely won’t be seeing her on TV anywhere else! “All the housewives have signed two-year contracts with Bravo. So even if Taylor doesn’t come back, she can’t do another reality show for at least another year — and same goes for Camille and Kim.”
Moving on, Russell Armstrong is in the news again. Before his death, Russell took out a $1 Million dollar life insurance policy and named his ex-wife Barbara Fredrickson the trustee for an insurance trust that would benefit Russell’s eldest son.
The policy holder, American General Life Insurance Co. filed a claim in California Superior Court requesting a judge determine whether Barbara is in fact the entitled beneficiary who retains the rights to the policy, OR if it should be turned over to the estate of Russell Armstrong, aka The Armstrong Family Trust. The Armstrong Family Trust is reportedly held in an off-shore Cook Island account. And guess who allegedly presides over that account? If you guessed, Taylor – you guessed correctly!
In fact, Taylor is currently being sued by MyMedicalRecords for hiding missing investor monies. Their attorneys believe much of that money is possibly being sheltered in that same account.
But back to the life insurance policy, according to Courthouse News Service, American General is “ready, willing and able to pay the life insurance proceeds” but that “there are actual and conflicting claims relating” to the policy.
Barbara believes she is still entitled to that money, and submitted claim for the policy on January 9, 2012. Unfortunately, “Upon review of the claim, American General contacted Fredrickson requesting a copy of the trust agreement to facilitate payment of the death benefit. Fredrickson has been unable to locate a copy of any trust created by decedent.”
“Therefore, there existed no written appointment of Fredrickson as trustee. American General is informed and believes and on that basis alleges that Russell Armstrong never created an irrevocable life insurance trust for the benefit of A.A. prior to his death.” A.A. denotes Russell’s son, Aiden Armstrong, 13.
Barbara is unable to prove she is legally entitled to the money, because she no longer has the deed (if said deed ever existed), it will be distributed to the Armstrong estate – unless a judge rules in Barbara’s favor. The money has already been turned over to the court, who will then distribute it to its rightful owner following deliberation.
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WILL TAYLOR LEAVE RHOBH? ARE YOU SURPRISED KIM AND TAYLOR’S ROLES ARE BEING REDUCED? THOUGHTS ON RUSSELL’S LIFE INSURANCE POLICY – IS BARBARA THE RIGHTFUL BENEFICIARY?