Since each family attends a different parish, it was unfortunate that the churches scheduled the events on the same day. Our source tells us that while Teresa opted for a low-key family celebration, Melissa opted for a huge bash filmed by Bravo and filled with vendor "donations".
"Teresa had a small immediate family only party at an Italian restaurant," our source shares. Gabriella wanted a "simple" party and was happy. "Teresa's parents did attend both parties," but were "less than thrilled to attend their granddaughter's over the top affair. Of course, they went for their granddaughter."
Well, a very reliable source just confirmed EXCLUSIVELY to Reality Tea that the recently reported RHONJ salaries are not true! In fact – they're totally off base.
"All 5 RHONJ cast members, Teresa, Melissa, Caroline, Jacqueline and Kathy made the same amount this season – $600k. That wasn't always the case but for season 5 they are all on the same salary," our source shares.
Media outlets were reporting a ton of different stories about who wanted what and who was refusing to return. Carole Radziwill confirms her reason for dragging her feet was money – and feeling taken advantage of!
"I was paid more at ABC as an associate producer and that was in the 90s! :)," she added. At the last minute Princess Carole decided to return.
Yesterday we received exclusive information that Dr. Dubrow is being accused of performing a botched surgery on a fitness/swimsuit model to repair her belly button after she suffered an umbilical hernia. Unfortunately the surgery was not a success and in addition the victim believes Dr. Dubrow unfairly charged her insurance company for the procedure despite her dissatisfaction!
This is not the first time Dr. Dubrow has been sued for malpractice. Before anyone gets their panties in a wad, this happens all the time with plastic surgeons when recipients are unhappy or wanted perhaps unrealistic results. Dr. Dubrow is currently board certified.
Below is information the source exclusively shared with us:
Through the bulk of the filming the status quo fights of the last two seasons continued, but somewhere in the middle of things the show took an abrupt left turn and the ladies started to work hard to patch things up.
I'm not complaining – even if it is totally fake! Our source shares that although the Gorgdice family has suffered some serious damage, the desire to make amends is very real. Teresa Giudice and her parents are making an ardent effort to at least get along with Melissa Gorga because they care about Poison and want to be a part of his life. Well, that's how family works y'all! Or at least should…
The ever impossible to decipher ladies of Jersey have been touting their newly revamped relationships claiming they're all getting along famously now. We totally don't believe them, but a breather from the incessant fighting would be a welcome change!
Apparently we were right to be suspicious. Reality Tea's source EXCLUSIVELY reveals that "Jersey is phony as ever!" Aaaahhhh… now that's the Jersey we know and love to hate.
"The woman are all acting their way through this season," our source shares. "Bravo has forced them to film together and 'get along'. The fans were sick of the fighting so they were all under orders to get along at least for the cameras." Just as I suspected!
In fact Gretchen has even been spotted on numerous occasions wearing an engagement ring that looks eerily similar to the one she allegedly just received from Slave this month! Even more interesting is that Gretchen's ring looks eerily similar to Slade's former fiance Jo de la Rosa's ring. More on that below. But first have the Real Housewives of Orange County stars been lying about being engaged for years? We think so!
Yesterday a source informed us that Gretchen and Slade attended the RHOC season 6 wrap party and announced they were engaged. And Gretchen was wearing a canary diamond engagement ring. Photo proof below!
With her annual gala less than a month away and the rumors swirling about filming getting underway for season 3, Real Housewives of Miami starLea Black answers our burning questions. Well, some of them.
As she dashed to catch a flight yesterday, Lea took a few minutes to dish on her upcoming book, her gala, season 3 rumors, and to share her latest projects.
What can we expect from this year's gala? Can you give us a hint about what celebs will be performing?
Big names! BIG surprises! Flo Rida, Whiskers and an amazing sound and light show by him! There will be other surprises, lots of entertainment, celebrities on the red carpet and the best guests ever! People make the party!
Last time we spoke you mentioned you were working on a book; can you give us an update?
It's scandalous! A mystery novel. Fiction. And all about Miami socialites and crazies. A lot of "camouflaged" characters and composites of various personalities. A Vanity Fair writer told me it was very Truman Capote-esqe, his earlier scandalous writings. Will be fun watching everyone, figuring out who's who! And it’s a fun read.
How has fan reaction been after season 2?
Apparently, even Bravo was surprised with the response. Advertisers loved it. Seems it left everyone hungry for more.