Teresa Guidice took to Twitter and Instagram to pay tribute to her late father-in-law this weekend. As we previously reported, Joe Giudice's father passed away suddenly on June 18, while at Teresa and Joe's home.
The troubled reality star's crisis manager, Wendy Feldman, told US Weekly that "Joe and his dad were chasing the dog Simba and suddenly Franco fell ill." She also noted that they are focusing on "their family right now, especially the girls."
Kim Kardashian celebrated North West's first birthday today with a backyard bash she dubbed "kidchella."
The birthday party featured a Ferris wheel, teepees and a bouncy house – and custom Yeezus shirts for kids. Seriously. Kim,Kris Jenner and Khloe shared photos of the festivities, including a video of Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner rocking out on a mini-stage. No photos of the birthday girl, though. The family seemed to be most impressed with the Ferris wheel as all of them shared the same photo on Instagram.
I have to say that I'm a little shocked that it wasn't more elaborate, at least from what they've shared so far. I was expecting even more than this. A full sized Ferris wheel is pretty over-the-top, but this is Kimye we're talking about. Was Kanye even there? Or was he still in France? Khloe and Kourtney flew home last night. I wonder if that means they're already done filming their spinoff in the Hamptons or if they'll be heading back.
UPDATED: Look! Kim and Kanye and North WERE in attendance. They must've been busy Photoshopping the picture to perfection (like their wedding photo) before posting it!
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here's a roundup of some of our favorite photos from this week! Enjoy!
Big Brother 16 is right around the corner. I, for one, am super excited. It can't be worse than BB15, right? Right?!? OMG I hope I'm RIGHT! So, we've already met the Big Brother 16 Houseguests, and now it is time to see the house they'll live in. The theme of the Big Brother 16 house is an urban tree house.
CBS: "This season, the Big Brother houseguests will live in a whimsical urban tree house-themed dwelling. The living room features a 20-foot-high wood tree sculpture and wood panels that give the illusion of peering out into the world from inside the tree. The theme continues with the dining room’s branch-bound chairs and the kitchen’s butcher block island made from slabs of eucalyptus trees. Nestled above the living room is a tree house where the houseguests can play chess. The Head of Household suite includes a giant bird’s nest for the bed and a wall lined with bird houses. The bedroom decor is based on the classical elements earth, wind, and fire with the bathroom’s theme being water."
The photos reveal a new and improved memory wall. "Because we're in HD, we were able to change up the technology," explainedCBS production designer Scott Storey. "We will be using them not only for the houseguests but we'll be putting in different games and moments from the show."
I know I'm not the only one who is counting down the days until Big Brother 16 begins. CBS has released the names, photos, and bios of the Big Brother 16 cast, adding, "Big Brother to debut its MOST TWISTED season ever!"
Twist Number One: Two houseguests will win Head of Household each week. Each HoH will nominate two houseguests for eviction every week. For the first time ever, winning HoH will not guarantee safety for the week.
Twist Number Two: A new interactive element to the game, Team America, will give fans power to influence the game. Twist Number Three: A new competition, Battle of the Block, will dramatically shift the power in the house each week.
“When the houseguests learn about the new twists, they will need to throw out any pre-existing strategy if they want to survive in the game,” promisedAllison Grodner. “The new Battle of the Block competition will shake up the power in the house like never before – a houseguest can go from zero to hero – or vice versa – every week!"
We're really looking forward to the new Million Dollar Listing franchise! From the press release: "Three luxury real estate agents battle it out in the world of high-end real estate. With a surging market in South Florida, properties are selling for record rates and agents are cashing in on massive commissions like never before. The mansions are bigger, the high-rises are taller, the amenities are more lux, and the locals have access to amazing views, beaches and a lifestyle unlike anywhere else in the world. Business can get heated as the brokers attempt to make a name for themselves and outshine their competition by landing the next big listing."
Aaaahhh… Gretchen Rossi - what a busy day in the life of a reality TV famewhore and purse hawker.
Since I'm sure those purses aren't paying Slade's the bills, Gretchen signed on to do Marriage Bootcamp – and she apparently regrets it – with Slade Smiley. The two are still angling for that wedding spinoff, but in the meantime, Gretchen has also been filming with Maria Menounos for her new show "Untold"