Last night’s episode of Bethenny Ever After was all about team building, compromise, and mummy dearest. The Skinnygirl Team had girls night out, learned self-defense, and got to roller skate around Bethenny‘s new apartment. Bethenny and Jason practiced their lost at sea skills and compromised and communicated. Oh, and they had mouth guard sex, which I’m sure has also happened this one time at band camp. And Bethenny’s mom made an unwelcome appearance via the tabloids.
Bethenny is out to dinner with her girls, who also happen to be her employees. It’s apparently a work dinner, but they are talking about Bethenny, Bethenny’s relationship, and how she sucks at being a girls-girl because she was always alone. I guess Bethenny’s nonsense is paying everybody’s bills! Bethenny reveals that Jason is in denial about his love of therapy and the boat trip was successful in the end because they are communicating more.
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Us Weekly is reporting that despite Camille insisting the parting was mutual; she actually was fired! Apparently, Camille started making demands to the network and refused to incorporate her personal life into the storyline, so Bravo ultimately decided she was more trouble than she was worth.
Camille learned of the news that she would not be returning on Friday afternoon. “She got a call from producers telling her she wouldn’t be returning to the show,” an insider reveals. “She’s demanding and complicated to work with,” a second insider adds.
Apparently, the former Mrs. Grammer was completely blown away by the news and was in Vegas for the weekend with now former co-stars Kyle Richards and Adrienne Maloof. “Camille really didn’t think there was a chance that they wouldn’t ask her back, so she was pretty surprised and upset this weekend,” the source reveals. “She was definitely in a funk this weekend.”
While season one Camille was a villain and a lightening rod for both controversy and ratings, season two Camille was low-key and calculated and wanted to maintain that persona in season three. “She’s very careful about how she’s portrayed, and didn’t want to put herself out there without having a say in how she came across.”
“There’s nothing interesting left about her character. She refused to feature her boyfriend [Dimitri Charalambopoulos], and she didn’t want to expose her kids anymore.”
Bravo did approach Camille about returning in a Friends of the Housewives capacity, but Camille wasn’t interested. Camille is allegedly “bummed” her involvement with the series is over, but, “She wants to move on in a positive direction in her life.”
And moving along to someone who is clinging onto her involvement with RHOBH for dear life, is Taylor Armstrong. According to a new report today by the Huffington Post, the Bravo network is seriously considering firing Taylor!
The reason? They’re aware of the fact that most viewers are not a fan, plus they might be wanting to move away from last year’s tragic suicide of Russell Armstrong.
“Kim’s battle with substance abuse is much easier to deal with than someone whose husband committed suicide,” an insider states. “If they don’t invite Taylor back, then she will be free to say whatever she wants. If they do, they will be able to control her, but at the same time they must fear that her participation will turn off viewers.”
A Bravo insider adds that Bravo has officially invited back three of the housewives! “Lisa, Adrienne, and Kyle have all been invited back and are expected to sign their contracts this week,” a Bravo insider reveals. “If all goes to according plan, Kim [Richards] and Brandi [Glanville] will also be part of next season.”
While Bravo decides on whether or not to axe Taylor, it appears they already have a replacement in mind for her! A source tells Reality Tea the RHOBH producers have been in talks with Diana Roque Ellis.
The source states Diana, a portrait artist, is friends with Adrienne and has lived in Beverly Hills for over 20 years. “She has been under consideration for two months and then last week they were filming at her house doing promotional shots with her,” says the source. Guess we’ll have to wait and see!
Photos of Diana are below!
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WAS CAMILLE DEMANDING? DO YOU BELIEVE BRAVO FIRED HER? SHOULD BRAVO FIRE TAYLOR? WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO GIVE TAYLOR ANOTHER CHANCE IN SEASON THREE?
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Have you ever watched a TV show and had absolutely NO idea what happened? Yeah, that was pretty much my experience watching last night’s boring episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta. So, Phaedra hosted a dedication for Ayden and I don’t know what all that pomp and circumstance was about, but it was very cute. Sheree, at the behest of Bravo, tried to force Damon to propose to her daughter, and Kim and Cynthia had the meekest, tamest showdown in RHOA history. Where’s NeNe when you need her! So, let’s get this recap started!
Things begin with Phaedra running around the church, planning Ayden‘s dedication. Phaedra’s white jeans are distracting me, I hate white jeans. I initially thought it was a baptism and became alarmed, because Bravo’s track record with christenings is not so hot. Bravo certainly likes to use children’s religious ceremonies to create drama, doesn’t it? Anyway, this was a dedication. And it involves the baby being carried on a floating sled thing called a palanquin, surrounded by other children in white, who are ringing bells. Or, maybe that’s just Phaedra’s take on the situation. By the way, did anyone think Phaedra’s pastor was Bobby Brown for a second?!
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As we all wait on bated breath for casting to be finalized for the third season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, rumors continue to circulate about who’s in and who’s out! One thing we know for certain, is new fan favoriteCamille Grammer is leaving us next season after negotiations failed to reach a compromise. Camille is speaking out about what led to her decision to retire from reality TV. And it seems it all came down to Camille simply not being desperate enough!
“I was not fired,” Camille tells The Huffington Post. “I didn’t want to expose my personal life so much anymore. I had done that and was over that. I care very much for my family and children and that show tends to take me away from them. I really want to focus on them right now.”
“It was mutual,” a source close to Camille insists, explaining that Bravo and Camille were unable to reach an agreement about what her storyline would be next season. While Camille had previously expressed some interest in returning to the show, she apparently had a change of heart when producers filled her in on what would be expected of her once the cameras started rolling.
“Bravo wanted her back but, like with all the ladies on the show, was very clear about what they expected from her: drama,” the source explains. “They loved Camille during the first two seasons when her marriage fell apart so publicly and she was going through a nasty custody and financial battle with her ex. But now all that is behind her and [she] is enjoying a peaceful life and refuses to change that just to stay on a reality TV Show.”
Apparently, there were intense negotiations with producers who wanted Camille to bring back the villainess persona she had in season one, however Camille had no interest in degrading herself for money or fame! And perhaps, she was savvy enough to recognize that viewers liked season two Camille a lot better!
“Most of the Housewives fight about money and are willing to make a fool out of themselves on camera as long as they get paid a fortune,” an ex-Housewife (named Pill Yarin) reveals. “The negotiations are brutal and the producers always assume they have the upper hand, as usually the women will do anything to stay on the show.
“Camille was different: she doesn’t need the money, plus she doesn’t crave the attention that someone like Bethenny [Frankel] does,” the ex-Bravolebrity adds. Ouch!
Another report by Radar Online is however stating Camille decided to quit the show after Bravo told her she would no longer be a part of the main cast and would only be making guest appearances on the third season.
“Camille was miffed that she was only being asked to come back as an occasional guest, and not part of the regular cast,” a source close to the situation tells Radar.
Whatever the case is, I have to say, I respect Camille for refusing to embarrass herself on camera, although, I will miss her presence on the show. She emerged as a level-headed, likable, and no nonsense character amongst the women this season, and I really enjoyed what she brought to the cast. Once again, it’s a shame Bravo refuses to listen to the viewers and instead rely on trashy drama to graft the show.
With Camille gracefully stepping away from the cameras, what about some of our other less adored castmates? Contracts have yet to be extended, despite rumors that filming will begin in two weeks.
Meanwhile, Life & Style magazine is now reporting that Bravo has wasted no time in casting Camille’s replacement! Sources tell the mag that former model Yolanda Hadid will be appearing on the third season of the hit show.
Yolanda is “just what the show needs,” reveals a source. “Adding a model to the mix is sure to make for new and interesting drama!”
Yolanda is married to Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter, David Foster. She is his fourth wife. The two tied the knot last November. More photos of Yolanda are below!
After two rocky seasons exposing her family drama to the world, Kyle Richards is pretending she hasn’t decided if she wants to go for round three. “Sometimes yes, sometimes no,” she replied when asked if she has a desire to take part in a third season. “There’s fun times, but it’s also very difficult so all of us right now are just taking the time to figure out if we want to do it or not.”
Although, Kyle confirmed contracts haven’t been extended yet! “I don’t even know if it’s coming back! So…I mean, one would assume because our ratings are very high, but they haven’t made an announcement.”
Despite Bravo capturing some truly traumatic moments, Kim Richards is definitely willing to return. “I think she actually said that she would want to, because she’s feeling good,” Kyle told RadarOnline.
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WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN WITH RHOBH CASTING? WILL KYLE RETURN? ARE YOU DISAPPOINTED CAMILLE WAS PUSHED OUT BY PRODUCERS WANTING BIG DRAMA?
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Kim Kardashian will do anything to keep herself in the news! Days after she was flour bombed for wearing fur (and called a “fur hag”) Kim had a change of heart and has decided to press charges. I’m guessing this will be one more thing to degrade her already abysmal public standing!
I, personally, was impressed that the Keeping Up With The Kardashains star had initially decided not to press charges and was simply going to brush the incident off (pun intended). Sadly, Kim realized she’s getting so much media attention because of the flour toss that she wanted to milk it for all it’s worth.
TMZ learned that Kim doesn’t think her flour bomber should get away with it and needs to be held accountable for her actions, so she’s going to the police. According to sources, she will be contacting the authorities this week to inform them of her decision to press charges while other reports state she might also be planning to sue!
As for why Kim did not go through with pressing charges on the night of the incident, Kim didn’t want to let down scads of adoring fans desperate to smell like her new cat piss reeking, joke of a perfume, True Reflections. Apparently, the event was for charity. It was? Because this is the first I’m hearing about any philanthropic elements to her perfume launch.
Kim, who spoke out calling the incident “bullying,” has decided that while people are entitled to their own opinion they shouldn’t resort to violence to get their point across. And I wholeheartedly agree, but are we considering flour a weapon now? Desperate times call for desperate measures, Kimmie! Can’t she do a PSA about bullying instead?
Adding fuel to the fire, is PETA, who was initially accused of being involved in the flour bomber’s actions. While the animal rights group has no affiliation with the lone flour duster, they are of course adamantly against fur and Kim! The organization believes Kim’s decision to press charges is ridiculous and selfish.
PETA released a statement through TMZ which declares: “If she [Kim] presses charges, at least people will be constantly reminded of her selfish, callous disregard for the cruel deaths that she causes by wearing fur.” Um… people are reminded of Kim’s selfish, callous actions for more than wearing fur guys, but I hear you!
“If anything, Kim should get a life, the very thing that she denies animals,” their statement brilliantly adds!
The organization also plans to help the flour tosser with legal fees if Kim goes through with pressing charges. Wow! So I’m guessing PETA may have a shot at being next in Kim’s chain of frivolous lawsuits!
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SHOULD KIM PRESS CHARGES OR LET IT GO? IS SHE CALLOUS AND SELFISH FOR WEARING FUR?
Prenup? What prenup? Despite rumors that Kris Humphries was forced to sign a confidentiality clause as part of his prenup with soon-to-be ex-wife Kim Kardashian; the NBA star is speaking out about his marriage and his short foray into the Kardashian empire!
Speaking to Life & Style, Kris explains he is disappointed that Kourtney & Kim Take New York painted him to be a villain and people haven’t gotten an opportunity to get to know the “real Kris.”
“I am a genuine person who says it like it is,” he explained. “I only like to be involved with things I truly believe in. It’s the kind of person I am. A lot of people like Kim do things just for money, but that’s not for me.”
And after a difficult year, he has moved past focusing on negativity, although he’s gotten accustomed to dealing with it. “I’m used to it,” he confessed. “I’m comfortable being in my own skin and being out there.”
In response to Kris breaking his silence, and her ongoing, very nasty divorce trial; poor little Kimmie is devastated that her blink and you missed him hubby is making her look bad! Uhhh… Kim – you do that all on your own, but anyway!
Kim believes Kris is making her look like herself a “greedy heartless bitch,” a source shares with Life & Style. “Kim is watching helplessly as Kris turns this around and makes her look like a greedy, heartless b**ch,” the source explains. “If they [Kris and his attorneys] can prove Kris is being defamed and that the marriage was fraudulent, they are going to be able to reveal as many personal details as they want as evidence. Kim is crushed.”
Well, perhaps if Kim and her pimpmomma Kris Jenner hadn’t behaved like greedy, heartless bitches they wouldn’t have this problem! Allegedly, Kris’ lawyers are hitting the Kardashians hard and intend to prove that Kris was duped into marrying Kim for the sake of her television show!
“Kim has alienated her family and friends,” the source continues. “People around her are growing tired of the drama, because at the end of the day it’s really her own fault. She handled it badly and instead of blowing over like all her other scandals, this one just gets worse and worse.”
Even more upsetting for the former reality star, Kim is allegedly terrified that Kris will soon have a tell-all in the works! Apparently, if Kris succeeds in securing an annulment which would invalidate their prenup, he is planning to reveal all Kim and the fam’s dirty secrets. Oh, please let this gossip be true!!
“Kim is pretending that everything is fine in her world, but behind closed doors she is freaking out that Kris will come out with a tell-all book about their relationship,” a source tells HollywoodLife.
“Kim is fearing for her life right now…her life is fan approval and if Kris comes out with a tell-all, she will be completely exposed for the person she really is!” Uh-oh… maybe that could be the subject of her next reality show; Keeping Up With the Real Kim K!
Finally, Kim is working hard to keep up appearances and pretending to be outraged by Thursday’s flour bombing, which is rumored to be a publicity stunt orchestrated by Kim! Kim gave her BFF’s at TMZ Live a call yesterday and dished on the incident, which she is classifying as “bullying.”
“It was crazy? I laughed it off, dusted it off and went upstairs got a blowdryer. I didn’t want to disrespect people’s jobs. The show must go on,” Kim bravely shares. Yes – the sad, pathetic show that is her life simply must go on – for the fans, of course!
“It’s sad, whatever your beliefs are … it’s bullying and I don’t promote it. I didn’t want to hold up the event. I don’t think someone like that should get away with those types of actions.” Then why didn’t you press charges, Kimmie?
In response to the incident, which Kim says didn’t scare her, she is adding additional security to her team. “We are definitely stepping up our team around me,” she reveals. “The second that happened [the security] rused over. My team were troopers, they took this girl down. When something like that happens, you don’t expect it. I put my head down, walked out, and I was like, ‘let’s shake it up.’ She didn’t get it on my face, it was my jacket and my hair.”
Kim also defends herself against allegations that she is a “fur hag!” “We don’t sell fur in our clothing, or in our clothing lines because our clothes are so god-awfully cheap,” she protests. “What I choose to do in my personal time is my personal choice and that’s that.”
IS KRIS A GENUINE PERSON? DO YOU THINK HE WILL WRITE A TELL-ALL? WOULD YOU READ IT? WAS KIM BULLIED BY HER FLOUR BOMBER?
In Housewives world, one day you’re friends, the next day you’re… not. In the latest Real Housewives of Atlanta, extra Marlo Hampton seems to feel that her gay slur wasn’t that offensive and she is accusing former bestie NeNe Leakes of being two-faced for thinking otherwise. Le sigh.
NeNe has spoken out defending Marlo numerous times and claims the two are cool, but NeNe wasn’t so impressed with Marlo’s use of the F-word. And being NeNe, she made sure to let everyone know. In Marlo’s first-ever Bravo Blog (oh no – does this mean she might be *gasp* a full-time Housewife next year?) she slams NeNe and accuses her of shooting her mouth off after last years Tour Bus Incident with Sweetie Hughes! Oh, lawd!
“Lady Leakes,” Marlo addresses her, “you protest much about accusations of racism and are quite vocal about my bad choice of words, but I have seen you in action and you forget yourself. You already know the world is not full of “sweeties!” Never forget #thetourbusmassacre…”
Well, that’s very interesting and I simply cannot wait for NeNe to respond. You know it’s coming! This should be a very exciting reunion if the Talls start attacking each other!
Moving on, as Phaedra Parks is defending her decision to have twelve cakes at son Ayden‘s first birthday party – one for each month he’s been alive. What’s she going to do for his sixteenth birthday?
“Most people have their favorite occasion or holiday; for me, it’s birthdays because they are a personal holiday celebrating one’s entrance into life,” Phaedra explains in her Bravo blog. “I wanted our son’s first birthday to be a memorable occasion which would set the tone for each birthday to come.”
“I wanted the party to be filled with all of Ayden’s favorites,” she explains, “since Ayden has brought us 12 months of pure joy, I wanted a custom cake to commemorate each month.”
Phaedra also explains that the location was selected because the water park was named after her great-aunt, whom she had a very close relationship to growing up. Awww… that’s very sweet. Unfortunately, her aunt passed away from cancer before Ayden was born.
“The only location I considered was the water park conceptualized by and named in memory of my dear aunt, Frances Meadows,” Phaedra writes. “My aunt Frances was the first woman, and first person of color, elected to city government in Gainesville, Georgia. Her political platform was family based. The Frances Meadows Aquatic Center is a concept she fought for in order to facilitate positive family interaction.”
“Although Ayden will never have the opportunity to personally know her, I wanted to pay homage to her legacy by having his first birthday party in a place erected and named for someone who dreamed big and stood up for what she believed in.”
WAS MARLO RIGHT TO REMIND NENE ABOUT HER OWN OUT OF CONTROL ACTIONS? DO YOU THINK MARLO WILL BE RETURNING NEXT YEAR? WHAT DO YOU THINK KIM IS HAVING: BOY OR GIRL? DOES PHAEDRA’S EXPLANATION ABOUT THE CAKES MAKE SENSE?
Days after a story leaked, claiming Gretchen told tabloids that Tamra and now fiancé Eddie Judge got engaged after Bravo paid for both a ring and a luxury vacation to film the proposal, both ladies are defending themselves against the allegations. First up, is Gretchen who adamantly denies any involvement in so-called tabloid tattling!
Speaking to CNN news, of all places, Gretchen claims everyone wants the fight between Tamra and herself to continue! “I think because Tamra and I have been at each other’s necks the last few years,” Gretchen claims. “I mean, bottom line, the audience likes the fight, to think that Tamra and I are at each other’s necks angry at each other.”
“[And] I think a lot of people were expecting an engagement between Slade [Smiley] and I and when that didn’t happen and all of a sudden Tamra’s engaged, I think that the press just made this up.” That’s an interesting assessment – are that many people really dying for Gretchen and Slave to tie the knot, because frankly, I think most of us couldn’t care less!
Gretchen claims that not only is she thrilled beyond belief for her new friend, she is planning the bachelorette party! “For goodness sakes, I went out to dinner with her and Eddie and Terry and Heather and we celebrated the engagement and I’m gonna throw the bachelorette and Heather’s gonna throw the bridal shower!;” Gretchen insists. “If I actually believed it’s a sham, why would I offer to throw the bachelorette party?”
“It’s disappointing; we know the truth, we know what’s going on,” Gretchen says, adding that the media is spinning it out of control. You can see the video of Gretchen defending herself below!
Unfortunately for Gretchen, Tamra doesn’t seem to exonerate her from involvement in the story – nor is she confirming any news of bachelorette parties! Instead, she is talking wedding plans and while there are none until next season she is thrilled to be engaged! “Proposing to me in Bora Bora was a huge surprise and the most romantic trip of my life,” Tamra tells RumorFix. “We have no wedding date or plans set, but we are thinking about having a destination wedding somewhere fabulous.”
“Regarding the recent report on TMZ article. I find it hurtful and vicious for someone to make up such horrible lies about my engagement,” she fumes. “To try and take away from my happiness is just down right mean.”
And she is completely insistent that Bravo had nothing to do with the most romantic day of her life! “Bravo does not control my life and my love can not be bought or manipulated by them or anyone else.” You know what, I kind of believe her!
Moving right along, Vicki Gunvalson is talking about herself again. No, just kidding… Vicki is talking how being a Housewife has changed over the years – and she blames the inclusion of younger ladies into the mix. And Vicki prefers the old way of doing things!
“I was one of the youngest cast members and now I’m the oldest,” Vicki shares. In the beginning, “We weren’t fighting, we were just talking about our lives, raising kids,” Vicki tells The Huffington Post.
Vicki believes in order to amp up drama, the producers started matriculating younger, less settled, and more fame hungry girls into the cast. “They are bringing in the girls 16 years younger. Hello,” she claims. “I think the producers wanted to sexercise it so we got the younger girls, but its okay, just more fights.” I assume Vicki is referring to Gretchen and her grifter-buddy Sarah Winchester, who has barely been on screen so far – much to my delight!
Interestingly, Vicki says the shift in the show’s dynamic has been hurtful to her insurance business; which she still maintains is her primary job. “Yes, absolutely it does hurt business,” Vicki confirms. “I have to be very careful of what I say and how my temper shows and I really try to control all drinking on camera because I’m not a big drinker anyway, but they sensationalize it. [They] Make them think you are drinking more than you are when you’re not drinking that much.”
While Vicki insists the producers don’t force the drama–they just cast accordingly–apparently it’s working! Or maybe not. NBC is reporting that the seventh season of RHOC is gearing up to be the series’ highest rated season yet. Which is ironic, considering new addition Heather is in her forties and hardly the youngest of the bunch. Also interesting, it is the OG’s Vicki, Tamra, and Gretchen who are causing the most trouble this season!
New episodes of the show are averaging about 2 million viewers and ratings are up 10% from last season, according to the Nielsen Ratings. Tuesday night’s mainly dramaless episode garnered a whopping 1.36 million adult viewers aged 18-49 and was the most watched episode of the season since the premiere. Apparently, people really want to see Vicki and Gretchen throw down over Slave Slimey!
I have to say, although the drama is exciting, I preferred earlier seasons of the shows where the fights seemed less forced and were less often. I agree, recent seasons of Housewives of all varieties have become increasingly low-brow and trashy. If I wanted all that nonsense I’d tune into Bad Girls Club! But maybe, the majority of viewers prefer the over-the-top behavior and non-stop bickering. What do you think?
SO – DID GRETCHEN LEAK THE STORY TO THE TABLOIDS OR NOT? ARE YOU SURPRISED SHE’S THROWING THE BACHELORETTE? IS VICKI RIGHT THAT YOUNGER HOUSEWIVES HAVE AMPED UP THE DRAMA AND TRASHED UP THE SHOW? THOUGHTS ON THE RATINGS?
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