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.
I'm sure you all remember Bobby Trendy as Anna Nicole Smith's friend and interior decorator. Bobby reached out to us to share a story about another friend of his who has allegedly done him wrong! Hey – everyone's favorite grifter strikes again!
Bobby accuses the Real Housewives of Beverly HIlls star of borrowing several dresses from him – designed for charity, I might add – and then failing to return them OR pay him for them!
Yesterday there were quite a few reports that with Melissa and Poison Gorga attending Teresa Giudice's Milania Hair Care launch, the families were burying the hatchet and finally getting along.
Imagine – a Real Housewives of New Jersey filled with peace, love, and siblings that speak to each other. No one would watch, right? Well before anyone jumps the gun and assumes that all is tranquil, Poison is setting the record straight.
And OF COURSE everyone still hates each other. Le sigh. “It’s a dirty situation right now,” Poisontells RumorFix.
Despite Melissa and Teresa both agreeing to film another season together (possibly their last as Teresa continues to make moves towards her own show) in the hopes of rebuilding their relationship, Joe says “they are not in a good place.”
For reasons I will never understand, everyone and their mother want to climb aboard the crazy train that is Real Housewives of New Jersey. When I say everyone, I mean anyone who has come into contact with any of the cast members in the last two decades. They all want to spill the beans and "take down" any number of the show's stars, most hoping for their own 15 minutes of Bravo notoriety. Former babysitters, ex boyfriends, grocery store clerks, hair stylists, first grade recess buddies, you name it!
Last week it wasMelissa Gorga'sex beau from a million moons ago, threatening to expose her (ON screen, of course!) and this week it's a former friend. We had sources crawling out of the woodwork this week – with several different versions of the same story, as seems to always be the case where our leading ladies, Melissa Gorga andTeresa Giudice, areconcerned, right?
While Ashlee has said Kahdijiha randomly and violently attacked her by ripping out chunks of her hair, tearing her clothes, and throwing her to the ground, an inside source tells us that isn't quite how it went down. Our source exclusively shared, "Ashlee's version of events were totally fabricated. There is footage that shows Ashlee throwing a glass at Kahdijiha and Kahdijiha was simply defending herself."
We here at Reality Tea found that announcement surprising, not because Melissa doesn't look hot, but because sister-in-law Teresa Giudice has been mentioning she is planning to release her own fitness DVD to coincide with her healthy eating cookbook empire.
Well, our source shared with us that Melissa's true intention behind announcing a workout DVD was purely to enrage Teresa and try to continue their never-ending competition.
"This fitness video nonsense is unreal. Monkey See Monkey Do…A.K.A Melissa jumped right on the workout bandwagon. She knew Teresa was working on a fitness DVD so she just threw it out there on Twitter that she was making one," our source dishes.
The infamous Real Housewives of New Jersey family feud continues. We hoped 2013 could bring renewed peace and love (if it ever existed in the first place) to sisters-in-laws Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga. Guess not. Which is a bummer cause I'm really tired of writing about this.
Our source shares how Teresa spent her New Year's and who was not invited. Hint, hint: her initials are M.G. No surprise there! Unfortunately the Gorga family feud runs deeper than sisters-in-law who don't see eye-to-eye as Teresa's elderly parents barely have a relationship with their only son as a result of Melissa's alleged scheming and desperate famewhoring.
Here at RT, our job is to snark on all things reality television, be it stars, shows, or just general gossip. I'm not going to lie…it can be a lot of fun, and usually the people, programs, and situations make it super easy to write (hopefully) hilarious blog posts. However, when one of us is fortunate enough to get to interview one of the reality stars we normally joke about, it's a wake-up call…in a good way!
Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Sheree Whitfield about what has been going on in her life now that she is no longer involved with Bravo. I'll be honest, I was a tad bit nervous. It's not every day you get to have a conversation with someone you watched religiously on TV, especially when part of your job is to spew humor at her expense. I'm from a city in South Carolina just two hours from Atlanta, and the ATL was a favorite stomping ground in college and remains a shopping mecca for people in my neck of the woods. That said, RHOA and its stars have always held a special place in my heart. I'll likely never eat at RHOBH'sLisa Vanderpump's SUR (sigh), but it's really cool to see the women of Atlanta dining and shopping places I've actually been. Of course, when I graced those restaurants and boutiques I ate a side salad and purchased nada.
Sorry for digressing, but I felt the need to share part of the reason why I was so excited to chat with Sheree. She couldn't have been more professional, kind, and gracious. Sheree dished on her new jewelry line, her plans for the future, her gratitude towards her fans, and her thoughts on RHOA.