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Update 2:  We’re stalled out at $1081 right now, but slow and steady wins the race, right?

Update: We’re standing still around $861 right now!  It’s a far cry from $40,000, but when you consider that my hope was to raise at least $5, we’re doing great!!  :)   We appreciate that you guys are still sharing it on Twitter and Facebook!  Every little bit will help the foundation!

Fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta may remember during this season’s reunion show (part 3), there was a $20,000 charity challenge issued. One star promised to donate $20,000 to the charity of the other star’s choice, so long as the other star sent her check first. The charity chosen on the reunion show was the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. It sounded like a grand gesture that would put their previous fundraiser event ‘misunderstanding’ to rest once and for all.

Fast forward to months later when the reunion aired and, after media outlets inquired with DPSF, the organization confirmed that neither star had yet sent their promised $20,000 check to the worthy cause. The stars tried to get out on a technicality, claiming they’d send their donation check only when the other mailed hers (and one even claimed to not remember it all). As a fan of the show and of genuine charitable giving, this didn’t sit well and it has bothered us ever since. We reached out to DPSF this week and they confirmed the status of the checks as still “not received.”  So, we want to do something about it.

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'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' stars Joe and Teresa Giudice have pleaded not guilty to federal fraud charges.

The last thirty minutes of tonight's season finale of Real Housewives of New Jersey was an interview with Joe and Teresa Giudice, talking about their federal fraud charges for the first time since the news broke.

Andy Cohen explained at the beginning of the interview that many questions were off limits per their attorneys, but he did get a surprising amount of answers out of the Giudices.  They opened up about everything from who they'd leave their kids with (Joe says NO WAY to the Gorgas), whether or not they blame the show for their troubles (yes), if they feel they've lived beyond their means (no) and so so much more! 

The interview was taped about four weeks after they were charged.  Andy starts out by asking what the last month has been like.  Teresa says, "I'm not happy about it. I'm sad.  I can't believe this is happening to us. It feels like a dream and I have to be strong. For my husband and my children.  I'm trying to do the best I can." 

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They have been dubbed the ‘Fakest Family In America and now we have proof that not only are the Kardashians fake but their reality shows are also phony and staged!

While a new episode of Kourtney and Kim Take New York aired last Sunday, Kim Kardashian’s husband of 72 days, Kris Humphries, made the following cryptic tweet — “I can’t wait for the truth to come out! People will be surprised or maybe they won’t. #FCC.” This had many wondering what Kris could have been referring to and folks, I believe we have cracked the code.

The photos you’re seeing above of Kim and pimpmomager Kris Jenner were taken on December 6, 2011. The photo agency which snapped the pics stated Kim and Kris were leaving a studio in Los Angeles.

Does Kim outfit look familiar? It should because Kim is sporting the same exact outfit, same hairstyle and same makeup as she did in a scene that aired on KKTNY last Sunday which according to E! was filmed in Dubai… in October… weeks before Kim pulled the plug on her marriage.

In the scene, Kim tries to garner sympathy appear remorseful as she tells her mom she is having marital issues with hubby Kris. There’s only one problem folks: Kim filed for divorce on October 31 and it appears that “Dubai” scene was actually taped in Los Angeles on Dec. 6. Still having doubts? Well, feel free to check out the outfit Kris’ assistant is carrying behind her. Ding ding ding! It’s the SAME “Dubai” outfit plus Kris is still wearing the same earrings.

Wowzers. So this proves the Kardashians’ shows are as phony as the Kardashians. Furthermore, Kim and Kris actually filmed this scene last month to not only try to fool their audience, but to also try to make Kim a victim. Unfortunately for Kris Humphries, he didn’t get a chance to go back and film phony scenes to help his image.

KHLOE KARDASHIAN’S STEPMOMS SAY SHE’S NOT A REAL KARDASHIAN!

Even before we were able to put two and two together with these images many were already doubting the authenticity of this “heart to heart” scene between Kim and mom Kris.

For starters, TheImproper blog via Perez Hilton points out that in the scene:

- Windows are totally blacked out

- No visible lights and the scene has low lighting

- Scene seems contrived, and could have been staged to gain sympathy for Kim

It gets even better as two body language experts for the HollywoodLife blog stated the scene was fake based on the body language and the reaction of Kris to Kim’s bombshell about her marital issues.

“[This seems] completely phony, staged and emotionless for someone who is not happy about a marriage,” Dr. Lillian Glass told the HollywoodLife. “Plus, Kris’ dialogue is just that like of a bad actress giving bad dialogue. There is too much pause time between the answers and her reaction shows no surprise and a matter of factness monotone — much like Kim’s indicative non-genuineness.”

Also, raising a red flag was Kris’ reaction to her daughter’s bad news. “She is smiling while her daughter is sharing this terrible news,” says body language expert Patti Wood. “This is not normal. She isn’t leaning toward Kim to show her support or trying to comfort her in any way.”

Still need more proof that the above photo of Kim was taken in December? UsWeekly did a story about Kim and that photo of her on December 7. The story also states Kim was snapped leaving a studio in LA on Dec. 6.

The actual clip of Kim and Kris’ phony heart to heart is below.

As for Kris Humphries, his family and friends have always insisted the show was fake and scripted including scenes which demonstrate Kris being a jerk or villain. “Little did Kris know that he was being set up,” his father, William Humphries, told Life & Style in November. “Kris got used — 100 percent used.”

To close out this story, SHAME on the Kardashians and SHAME on E!. It’s one thing to make a reality show and kind of create scenarios to make it more interesting, but to actually go back and act out FAKE scenes months after the fact is a new low. No word yet on how the Kardashians and E! will try to defend this.

[Photos Credit: Pacific Coast News]

ETA – A special thanks to our reader Ro who first sent us this story tip on Thursday. We’ve been working hard ever since to get the rights to use these images!

TELL US – IS THIS A NEW LOW FOR THE KARDASHIANS? ARE YOU SHOCKED? ARE THE KARDASHIANS DONE?

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We reported days ago that we suspected a feud was brewing between Real Housewives of New Jersey BFFs Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice; well fast forward to today folks, and that feud has been confirmed!

In her latest Bravo blog, Jacqueline confirms she was indeed talking about Teresa in her tweets from over the weekend. In fact, in what can only be described as the ultimate verbal bitch slap, Jacqueline takes things a step further when she completely slams her former BFF, pretty much calling her a liar and a hypocrite.

Jacqueline’s comments all stems from Teresa’s blog last week in which she called out Caroline Manzo for stating that she will not hate Kathy Wakile or anyone else because Teresa told her to. It didn’t end there as Teresa then included Jacqueline in her comments for not having her back when it came to Kathy and Melissa Gorga. Below are the excerpts from Teresa’s blog -

“I do have to address one thing about Caroline. When she said, “I will not hate someone because you told me to,” I’m hoping she was speaking theoretically and not about me, because I never asked her to hate Kathy or anyone else. I do think it’s funny that she talks about not getting on the “hate train” because I remember when it came to Danielle, she not only got on the hate train, she built it, fueled it and was the Hate Train Engineer. Danielle never did anything to me or my family (except for lame insults, but those don’t bother me)… Caroline and Jacqueline telling me that Danielle hurt their families was enough for me to support them. I didn’t need proof. I didn’t need to invite Danielle to my parties to “see for myself.” I trusted my friends and had their back. Caroline and Jacqueline have no idea about the years and years of family history between me and Melissa and Kathy.”

Well Jacqueline didn’t take too kindly to Teresa’s nonsense words. In her blog, Jacqueline makes it clear Teresa did not have anyone’s back when it came to Danielle Staub. Jacqueline also calls Teresa a hypocrite for saying her family members only joined the show to get rich, citing she also did the same. And finally, Jacqueline criticized Teresa for what we reported last week, which is that she was encouraging the cra cra Danielle to release whatever information she claims Melissa sent to her.

To finish Teresa things up, Jacqueline closed out her blog accusing Teresa of pretending to be going through a hard time to get public sympathy – something we’ve suspected all along because for starters, she can be seen on the show driving a Mercedez Benz and wearing Louboutins, you know, all while being broke and bankrupt.

“This year has really opened up my eyes to a lot of things. Thank you for finally clearing up all those rumors out there. It’s good to know that you are fine and really aren’t going through a hard time, but maybe it’s time you let the rest of the world who is worried sick about you in on that too. Sometimes, I wish I would have kept my rose colored glasses on or kept my eyes shut,” wrote Jacqueline.

So just in case you’re keeping count, Teresa has now managed to alienate each and every single one of her costars. But surely, she is NOT the problem. As we confirmed days ago, Jacqueline no longer follows Teresa on twitter. What is also clear is that this drama will all play out on the 4th season of the RHONJ which is currently filming.

The first screen shot from Jacqueline’s blog is below. Click the continue reading button to see the remaining screen shots.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON JACQUELINE’S COMMENTS ABOUT TERESA? DO YOU AGREE?

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Days after attempting to downplay her relationship with boyfriend Brooks Ayers while also denying she knew he was a deadbeat, Vicki Gunvalson is now singing a different tune.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star, who wrote a handwritten letter to a judge in 2010 to get Brooks released from jail after his arrest for not paying child support (he owed over $40,000 to two different women), is vehemently defending Brooks. “He is not a deadbeat dad,” says Vicki.

“He is a wonderful man and a wonderful father,” a very emotional Vicki told the Rumor Fix. “He has integrity and loves his children more than life. He just fell on hard times, like we all did. He works in a commission-based business as do I, and his child support payment amounts were based on when he was making a lot more money. He couldn’t pay his child support and in the state of Mississippi the laws make it very difficult.”

Gretchen Vicki continued on with her defense of Brooks despite the court documents that make it clear he was a deadbeat dad. “He is not a deadbeat dad, and he’s paid $110,000 since 2008 to his ex,” adds Vicki. “I knew about the DUI and the other arrests, because he has never lied to me about anything. Everyone has a past. No one is perfect.”

Yes, in addition to Brooks’ arrests last year for child support delinquency, he was also arrested back in 2009 for a DUI. Reality Tea obtained the above mugshot for Brooks’ DUI arrest on June, 16, 2009 in Florida. The arrest record listed him as self-employed and his occupation as “Insurance.”

Vicki also goes on to state that she cares for Brooks very deeply and that she is worried her new relationship might not survive in light of all the negative press. “For me it was a new life and a new page,” says Vicki. “He treats me the best I’ve ever been treated, but because of all the harassment, we probably won’t make it. He doesn’t deserve it and I can’t subject anyone to this.”

Interesting how Vicki sounds a lot like Gretchen when she’s defending her boyfriend Slade Smiley, much to the criticism of Vicki who has stated in the past that court documents don’t lie.

Vicki also took to her facebook page on Thursday and put up the following quote, “When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” Funny how it’s okay when she’s bashing Slade for not paying his child support, but when others do it to her beau, it’s called gasps – “judging.”

And unfortunately for Vicki, the bad news doesn’t end with the above. An ex-girlfriend of Brooks has now come out today stating that Vicki and Brooks have been involved with each other for years.

Debbie Keane tells Radar Online that she started dating Brooks in 2005 and had an encounter with a jealous Vicki back in 2007, while she was still married to Donn Gunvalson. “I was tagging along on a business trip with Brooks in 2007 in West Palm Beach, Florida and he kept talking about how his friend who was famous was coming to the conference,” said Debbie.

Upon Vicki’s arrival, she immediately sought Brooks out.“She sent him a text saying ‘finally here, I need a drink,’” said Debbie. Two nights later, Debbie adds that she and Brooks were in a bar when Vicki walked in, so she decided to confront Vicki about flirting with Brooks. “She told me to mind my own business and then went and told Brooks he needed to ‘keep your girl in check.’”

Vicki, while admitting she was at the conference with Debbie and Brooks in 2007, denies Debbie’s version of events. Debbie “was really nice and complimented me on the show and on my outfit,” said Vicki also insisting she was at the conference with Donn.

As many of our readers have pointed out, Brooks appears to be the same guy that was shown this season on the OC Housewives flirting with Vicki during her trip to Cabo. That trip was billed as a girls trip to Mexico with only Tamra and Vicki. So we ask, if it was Brooks in Cabo, how did he end up on the same trip?

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON VICKI DEFENDING BROOKS? DO YOU THINK SHE WAS CHEATING ON DONN WITH HIM?

Once again, the ending for the Bachelor/Bachelorette series has been revealed early on in the season.

Bachelor insider Reality Steve has done it again, revealing Ashley Hebert’s final four and most importantly her final pick! And it seems Ashley found love as she is engaged to one of the men from the show.

Though he had Brad Womack’s final two picks mixed up last season, Reality Steve assures us his spoilers are 100% accurate this season. We will find out on August 1 when ABC airs the finale.

Do not read any further if you do not want to know the ending. If you do, the spoilers are below!

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