Next month marks The Amazing Race‘s 20th season as the ultimate competition reality show! Eleven new teams will travel around the globe to 22 cities and nearly 400,000 miles in the hopes of winning the $1 million dollar grand prize!
Among some of the crazy challenges the teams will face is skydiving in Argentina, training with Masai warriors in Tanzania and racing through Africa’s “Garden of Eden.” The teams will also embark on a culinary tour of Italy (color me jealous!) and visit King Ludwig’s quarters in the German castle that served as the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s castle in the infamous fairytale. Color me jealous, again!
Taylor Armstrong is fond of saying that the ladies of Real Housewives of Beverly Hillsare like family and the cast is very close; providing an unwavering source of support to each other. New information is now claiming that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Surprised?
Sources have reported that most of the ladies do not spend time together away from filming and even worse, the ladies are starting to distance themselves from Taylor because they question the validity of her domestic abuse claims!
“Taylor told the other women about her abuse, but her stories didn’t match up,” a show insider disclosed to RadarOnline. “They thought that maybe she wasn’t telling the truth about how Russell [Armstrong] was treating her.”
“Each time Taylor would talk about the domestic abuse her story would change, and the ladies started to think that she wasn’t being honest about what was happening,” the insider describes.
“The other Housewives didn’t understand why Taylor would claim that Russell was abusing her but would stay with him and not take care of the problem,” the source said. “They all offered her help to get out of the situation, but she didn’t do anything.” Additionally, the details Taylor shared were always nebulous and inconsistent, which further raised red flags amongst her co-stars.
“Taylor’s stories about the abuse would change and she would amp up the details of the violence so the other women started to doubt any part of her story,” the source continues, explaining that the women believe Taylor exaggerated the claims to add drama to her own life.
And likely to remain integral to the show! Indeed, Taylor was able to garner her own storyline this season, as Bravo focused nearly every event around what was really happening in her troubled marriage. While Taylor may have gotten a lot of attention it wasn’t exactly positive.
Many fans suspected that Adrienne Maloofand Camille Grammer were doubtful about Taylor’s version of events, evident by their treatment of the matter during this season. Perhaps, the fans were right and the ladies suspected all along that something didn’t add up!
Describing joining the group as “traumatizing,” Brandi explains there is definitely an initiation to join the aging mean girls club. “You have to get jumped into the gang. It was like my initiation.”
“I’m really not a fighter,” Brandi clarified. “I mean I will fight back, but I don’t really start fights. It’s not in me to do it. But don’t mess with me, because I’m crazy.”
Brandi, who only knew Adrienne casually before joining the cast, admits she was totally surprised by the behavior of some of her co-stars. And she compares spending time with the ladies to babysitting! “This is worse than baby-sitting a bunch of kids!,” Brandi laughed. “it was just, like, cray-cray!”
Brandi found herself butting heads with Kyle the most out of all the ladies and the two still have a chaotic relationship. “It’s like going around in circles,” Brandi explained of her up and down friendship with Kyle. “It’s good one day and then it’s bad the next day.”
“Part of me really likes Kyle, and then part of me doesn’t,” Brandi admitted. “If you have that in you, to be that mean, that’s a little bit scary.” Brandi is still reeling from her experience at the infamous game night and she blames Kyle for most of what happened! “Kim can’t really take responsibility for her actions because she wasn’t well at the time,” Brandi explained. “Kyle doesn’t have a problem, so I can’t give her any excuses, except for just bad behavior.”
Regardless of how things ended with Kim this season, Brandi feels the two could “easily start over when she’s in a better space.” Brandi is also happy that Kim has gotten the help she needed. “I was really happy for her family. She’s a mom and everyone cares about her, so obviously there’s some good in her. She just has to get better.”
Brandi admits she doesn’t know how things are going for Kim post-rehab because she hasn’t talked to anyone that would know. She calls the situation a “touchy subject.”
As for some of the positives of joining the show, Brandi reveals she sees Camille “off camera” and also has a good friendship with Lisa Vanderpump, which seemed evident on their recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live!
Brandi claims one reason she really gets along with Lisa is that most of the other ladies are “really sensitive, and there’s no joking!” Where as Lisa and her both have their “minds in the gutter.” As for joking around with the brunette Richards sister, Brandi sums it up as, “I’m not messing with Kyle!” I couldn’t have said it better myself.
As for coming back for a second season, Brandi isn’t committing just yet. “I’m kind of weighing my options right now and deciding if this is the right place for me to be.” You can catch Brandi’s full interview in the video below!
DO YOU BELIEVE TAYLOR’S CASTMATES DOUBT HER CLAIMS OF ABUSE? DO THEY HAVE A REASON TO? THOUGHTS ON BRANDI’S INTERVIEW AND CALLING KYLE FOR HER BEHAVIOR THIS SEASON?
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With the new season of Bethenny Ever After upon us, it’s only natural that Bethenny Frankel will be in the media every other week. In the latest, the unfiltered reality star famous for her c*ck talk is dishing on her marriage and admitting she’s been way too busy to get busy with that husband of hers!
In a recent interview with Life & Style, Bethenny admits, “My marriage is not perfect.” Apparently the couple, who is running Bethenny’s Skinnygirl empire, filming a staged reality show as well as parenting 20-month-old Bryn don’t have time left over for any sexy times. “Intimacy is challenging,” Bethenny confesses. “Jason [Hoppy]‘s penis has cobwebs on it.” And thanks for that visual I never wanted, B!
According to Bethenny, she “unintentionally crammed everything in” at once and went from single Housewife to being a very married mommy, as well as the star of her own show and running a huge business; the combination of which hasn’t allowed much time for she and Jason to focus on being a couple. “I’ve always been good at business, but I’ve always struggled with relationships.”
“Jason and I are just settling into what married life really is, without the excitement of a wedding and the baby,” Bethenny reveals. “We come from totally different backgrounds, and we’re going through it.”
While Bethenny may be completely content spilling her guts to the media and fans, it seems her husband is getting a little tired of the nonstop attention on his nether region! The Chicago-Sun Times is reporting that Jason is “absolutely enraged by Bethenny publicly talking about their sex life and personal problems.” Particularly dishing about how often they have sex!
Jason is also allegedly annoyed with Bethenny’s mother, Bernadette Birk commenting on their marriage! The source claims Jason is flabbergasted “by the nerve of her estranged mother selling a divorce story about them to one of the supermarket magazines.” The source adds that Bernadette “clearly has no clue about what’s really going on in Bethenny’s life — let alone her marriage.”
Bethenny reportedly hasn’t spoken to Bernadette in years and wouldn’t even allow her to visit the hospital after Bryn was born. Bernadette retaliated by going on a tabloid tantrum and insisting Bethenny’s marriage is destined for divorce!
Bethenny admitted to Life & Style that she is still “in therapy” in an attempt to get her marriage on the right track. I’m sure we’ll be watching the sessions very soon on television. A long-time associate of Bethenny’s spoke to the paper and is denying Bethenny’s dedication to her husband. “She’s all about money and business and doesn’t give a crap about Jason.”
I have to wonder if the lack of couple time, along with Jason’s frustrations about their relationship being in the spotlight led to Bethenny’s decision to potentially pull the plug on her show? If so — thanks for that, Jason! And I mean it.
IS REALITY TV NEGATIVELY AFFECTING BETHENNY’S MARRIAGE? DOES JASON HAVE A RIGHT TO BE ANNOYED BY HER COMMENTS?
In a new interview with Sister2Sister, Jennifer talks the status of her relationship with Evelyn and what she believes is the real reason things fell apart in their friendship. Hint, hint — she goes “bloop!”
“Let me tell you what she’s mad over ‘cause this always comes up. She hates the fact that I’m really good friends with NeNe [Leakes], and she hates the fact that me and Mashonda are good friends,” Jennifer explains, alluding to Evelyn’s jealousy over her new-found friendships.
“NeNe is such a good person. I don’t think you really find a lot of people in the same business that you bond with because I feel like everyone is so competitive and everybody is so worried about the next person doing more than them, and it’s not like that with her at all,” Jen adds.
“She’s always trying to encourage me. She’s just always trying to uplift me, and I need people like that around me. I love that about her. There’s no jealousy. There’s no competition. We try to complement each other,” Jennifer shares. Wait… is she talking about the same NeNe we see on Real Housewives of Atlanta every week? That NeNe, queen of haterville? That NeNe?
“I feel like it’s all coming from a place of hurt, and she’s turning it into anger,” Jen reveals of Evelyn’s feelings. “Why do you care who I’m friends with? Like, that’s ridiculous. I live in New York. You live in Miami. I don’t care who you hang out with. I’m kinda over it because I just feel like I’m at a point at my life where I’m trying to get rid of negative energy.”
“To me, I feel like it’s something so minuscule. It’s not like I slept with Chad [Ochocinco]. It’s not something irreparable. It’s something stupid that you’re mad over. If you really are mad because I have other friends, I think that’s completely ridiculous.” So wow, that sounds pretty petty. I am sure we’ll get more information on the root of their friendship demise this season. At least I hope we do!
Evelyn, who is really not in a keeping her clothes on kinda mood lately, recently posed for Maxim. In the spread Evelyn is sporting various teeny-tiny lingerie ensembles. Just in case Chad has a wandering eye like his on-again, off-again fiancé sometimes suspects, these photos should remind him of what he has to lose!
“I was so thrilled and honored to shoot with Maxim magazine. This was one of the most professional and best shoots I’ve ever had and it was truly exhilarating!,” Evelyn said of her nearly-nude photo experience. You can check out Evelyn’s Maxim spread below!
Finally, to prepare us for the upcoming season and get us really, really excited, Tami Roman is dropping little hints on Twitter. “Season 4 BBW so many twists and turns! You guys aren’t going to believe what “TRUTHS” come to light. EPIC!,” she teases. She also reveals that she and Royce Reed had a fight, spilling, “Well Me & Royce fight, she kicks me in the shin LOL.” Yeah, you can put me in the category of people who cannot wait to see that showdown!
Basketball Wives Season 4 premiers February 20th (8/9c) on Vh1.
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DO YOU BELIEVE EVELYN IS JEALOUS OVER JEN’S NEW FRIENDS? THOUGHTS ON EVELYN’S PHOTO SPREAD? ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT THE FOURTH SEASON OF BASKETBALL WIVES?
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Just weeks after Leah’s fiancé, Jeremy Calvert revealed she was pregnant with his baby, OK! Magazine is reporting Leah has miscarried. “She was having bad cramps for the past two weeks, and then she miscarried,” reports an insider close to Leah.
Leah, 19, became engaged to Jeremy over the holidays, after discovering she was pregnant with his child. Jeremy is also speaking out about the couple’s devastating loss and confirming that they are planning to stay together. “It’s a devastating experience, but all I can do is support Leah and take things day by day,” Jeremy reveals. “It’s hard, but we will get through it.”
Leah recently had a car accident, which hopefully was not the cause of her miscarriage. Internet fury erupted when Leah was caught smoking shortly after the accident. Needless to say this has been a difficult month for the MTV reality star who is also dealing with the medical issues surrounding her two-year-old twin daughters.
In light of the sad news of her miscarriage leaking to the press, Leah has been keeping quiet on the matter, although she did tweet, “I’m a survivor!”
She seems to be focusing on her daughters Ali and Aleeyah, posting lots of TwitPics of her twins as well as making arrangements to get together with some of her co-stars.
Hopefully Leah is doing well and our thoughts are with her during this difficult time.
Last night’s season finale episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills brought us back to the show we know and love with an over-the-top wedding featuring all the trimmings those of us in the real world could never afford. It was beautiful, it was captivating, it was pink, and most importantly, it was drama free! I think it was a perfect season finale — until the last fifteen minutes, which I’ll pretend never happened.
It’s the day before Pandora’s pinksplosion fantasy wedding. As planned, the Vanderfabulous-Todds have converted part of their tennis court into the wedding site complete with a massive white tent that ensconces every surface in dangling crystals. While everything is carrying on as scheduled, Kevin Lee is apparently out of town! Kevin’s assistant is there in his absence and while she lacks Kevin’s bling, bling, she seems far more efficient.
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Poor Jacqueline Laurita has been combating rumors that she was once a stripper in Las Vegas since the first season of Real Housewives of New Jersey. In Touch Weekly even claimed to have proof of Jacqueline’s days on the pole, citing sources who remember her working at club called Glitter Gulch. Seriously that is the worst name is strip club history!
Jacqueline’s denial of her past employment seems to be legit as it recently came out that the nefarious Danielle Staub was responsible for starting and circulating the rumors! Backing up Jacqueline’s claims, Tom Murro of Celebrity Magnet discovered some photographic evidence demonstrating that during the time Jacqueline was supposedly flashing her panties at Glitter Gulch, she was actually employed as a child care worker and waitress.
From 1992-1993, during the times Danielle claims Jacqueline was stripping, she was actually employed by a daycare during the day and waiting tables at night to support daughter Ashley Holmes.
Uncovered employee IDs stemming from way back in ’93 show Jacqueline with a movable face and crazy big hair as well as support Jacqueline’s accounts of how she earned income during her Vegas days. There are two IDs, one is a Food Handler’s Card and the other is a Child Care license. See the hilarious ID’s featuring Jacqueline’s ’90′s style below! A video of Tom Murro discussing what he learned is also below. The RHONJ segment begins around the 2:24 minute mark.
Of course, these IDs don’t exactly prove that Jacqueline did not work in a strip club, they just show she had other, more respectable forms of employment. There is no evidence that Jacqueline was a stripper and there is also no evidence saying she wasn’t, save for her own adamant denials.
Jacqueline again denied her involvement in exotic entertainment, telling The Huffington Post, “I swear on the life of myself, my husband and my children that I was never a call girl or ever got paid for any sexual favor of any kind, either.”
“Do you honestly think that I am the kind of girl that lies?” Jacqueline insisted. “Honestly? Lying is my biggest pet peeve. I am the biggest open book there is. Almost to a fault.” Well, I don’t know about that, but I think Jacqueline is more honest than some of her castmates!
Following comments Joe made on Twitter stating he hadn’t been invited to Gia Giudice‘s 11th birthday party, Teresa claimed on Gia’s actual birthday things were pretty low key, “My parents were over and we had some cake!” As for a birthday party, no Giudice child could be without an over-the-top fete, which, of course, the Gorgas are definitely invited to!
“We’re throwing Gia a birthday party next week and we sent our invitations and definitely got it by now. Of course I’m going to invite my brother, his wife and my nieces and nephews.” Either Teresa is backpedaling because she really didn’t invite Joe and Melissa, or they actually hadn’t gotten their invites yet! hmmm… Either way hopefully these “adults” can remain composed and remember what’s important here!
“We haven’t really spoke,” Teresa says of the status of her relationship with Joe and Melissa. “I love them both and that’s my only brother. We’ve always been close and I’m hoping for better days for the sake of our children and my parents.”
And unlike Melissa, Teresa seems to have some regrets about deciding to appear on a reality show, which ended up ruining several of her friendships and causing her family a possibly irreparable rift. “I came on the show for fun. I was with friends and strangers and I was a stay at home mom and thought it would be a fun experience. I didn’t sign up on the show to be with my family. That just happened and I’m just kind of dealing with it,” Teresa reveals.
“The way people view my family on TV was never how we were. We were very private and close. And now that we are all on the show, were not at the place we used to be and it’s hard.”
Additionally, Teresa emphatically refutes Melissa’s claims that the show has brought them closer. “We’ve never gone without speaking before she was on the show. I invited her to all my parties and would tell her about the housewives and what went on in the earlier seasons. She knew many things and we were close.”
Teresa also reveals she hasn’t seenKathy Wakile since filming the Season 3 reunion. “I of course miss and love them. They are my family and we have spoken since. I just haven’t seen her.”
DO THE ID CARDS PROVE JACQUELINE WASN’T A STRIPPER? THOUGHTS ON TERESA’S INTERVIEW?
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Shaunie O’Neal has turned being an ex-wife (or former girlfriend) of an NBA player into a new career and now that Vanessa Bryant is divorcing the uber famous Kobe Bryant that makes her a prime candidate for a certain VH1 show!
TMZ is reporting that the producers for Basketball Wives LA are hoping to score Vanessa for next season and sources reveal they are putting together an “extremely lucrative pitch for Vanessa,” in the hopes she’ll sell out her dignity for the chance to on-air tussle with the likes of Jackie Christie. According to insiders if Vanessa accepts the offer producers will be casting her in a lead role in the upcoming season!
Apparently, producers would have never asked Vanessa to the join the cast while she was still married to Kobe, but now that she is a free agent, so to speak, the door is wide open for her to stir up some major drama on the already insane show.
Rumors of Vanessa’s rather interesting behavior have been circulating the net for years and I’m sure many of the basketball wives have had first-hand experience with the controversial Vanessa! “Vanessa has more than enough storyline and would bring the show to another level,” a source explains.
Especially considering the details of why Vanessa’s marriage to Kobe ended! Many believe Kobe’s affair with Kim Kardashian‘s close friend, Carla DiBello was the final straw that pushed Vanessa to file!
Another reason producers have waited so long to approach Vanessa is budget constraints. Before the show was a breakout hit for Vh1 the budget was very tight — which necessitated they hire desperate famewhores (ahem… Evelyn Lozada) and wives or girlfriends of less famous players. Now that the show is a hit, attracting a huge audience and branching out into different cities, they can attract women associated with big-name players!
Speaking of budget, Vanessa isn’t going to be counting her pennies anytime soon. New details of her divorce settlement are being leaked and I have to say she is taking the Ivana Trump route: “Don’t get mad, get everything!”
Vanessa is apparently scoring not one, not two, but THREE Newport Beach mansions in the divorce as well as an estimated $75 Million dollars — which is about half of their total assets. Remember, Vanessa and Kobe married when his career was just taking off and allegedly they do not have a pre-nup!
Sources close to the proceedings told TMZ the property settlement agreement has been signed and is official. Vanessa will retain control of the mansion the couple was living in prior to filing for divorce, the estate her mother is living in and the new estate the couple has been renovating for the past two years and has just been completed. No word on Kobe’s new digs!
If this true, Vanessa would definitely be a HUGE score for Basketball Wives L.A.!
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DO YOU WANT TO SEE VANESSA ON BASKETBALL WIVES? DO YOU THINK SHE WILL SIGN ONTO THE SHOW?