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Besides being a stunner, who knew Gigi Hadid could burn in the kitchen but in a good way!  Gigi, who is the daughter of The Real Housewives of Beverly HillsYolanda Foster,  competed on the Fox show, MasterChef Celebrity Showdown on Monday night and won a whopping $25,000.  What made the win even more delicious for the supermodel was that the monies she won will be donated to a cause that is very personal to her, Lyme disease.  The ailment is one that has not only stricken her mom Yolanda but younger siblings, Anwar and Bella as well.

Gigi, who loves to cook and is a self-proclaimed foodie, competed against Victoria’s Secret model Devon Windsor whose dish, squid ink spaghetti with shrimp also won praises.  But it was Gigi’s signature ‘Gigi Burger’ made with a special sauce, cheese, pickled jalapenos, salt, five spice and crispy onions that won the judges over hands down.   Even though the supermodel strictly adheres to a healthy lifestyle in order to stay fit, she always makes room for a good hamburger.  As a matter of fact, the 20-year-old’s mantra is “eat clean to stay fit and eat a burger to stay sane.”   The show’s main judge is the famous no-nonsense chef Gordan Ramsay and when he sampled Gigi’s creation he didn’t mince words stating, “Gigi your burger is f**king delicious!”

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Another day, another update about the totally inappropriate throw-down among the cast of Little Women: LA! Yesterday’s reports that Christy McGinity Gibel was hospitalized after suffering two brain contusions, resulting from a “brawl” with cast members, came as a shock to some. Viewers were left to wonder which cast mate(s) were involved in the kerfuffle, which took place at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, CA over the weekend.

But wonder no more! Later yesterday, People Magazine revealed that 4-season cast mate and producer of LWLA, Terra Jole, was the other main party involved. According to a source on the scene, Christy and Terra (among others) went to the bar to whoop it up with a little line dancing, but ultimately “got into a screaming match,” which led to a physical altercation.

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Brand engineer extraordinaire, Kim Kardashian West is now touting yet another product that  she is giving her zillion dollar stamp of approval to…the Atkins diet!  The recent second-time-around mom is promoting the Atkins way of life in her quest to dissolve the sixty pounds she picked up while pregnant with her son, Saint according to People Magazine.  The weight loss program, Atkins 40 was the plan Kim previously used, after she gave birth to daughter North in 2013.

During Kim’s first pregnancy, she gained over fifty pounds and after North was born, she was determined to regain her tight curves.  The raven-haired co-star of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” followed a strict exercise regimen and ate the Atkins way which places an emphasis on high-fat, high-protein and low carbohydrates consumption.  The Atkins 40 plan allows 40 grams of net carbohydrates per day. The diet suggests eating 3-4 ounces of protein per serving, along with 3 servings of added healthy fats per day. Healthy fats include avocados, coconut oil, olive oil, and nuts or seeds.  Followers of the diet have touted it as a way of eating that does not make them feel deprived.

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Remember when Nicole (Snooki) Polizzi and Jenni (JWoww) Farley were just two single gals living the Jersey Shore dream? Long gone are the days of Smush Rooms and hot tub debauchery. These days, Snooki and JWoww are more likely to be found running after their young children with their husbands, Jionni LaValle and Roger Matthews. Mother to Lorenzo and Giovanna, Snooki finds herself getting her inner Martha Stewart on as she navigates the world of DIY kids’ birthday parties and family crafts. Meanwhile JWoww is busy raising daughter Meilani while she and hubby Roger await the birth of their baby boy this spring! Reality Tea, along with a handful of other media outlets, recently got a chance to sit down with the BFFs to chat about their new filter-free show “Snooki & JWOWW: Moms with Attitude,” on millennial mom-focused network Awestruck. As always, the ladies kept it real!

If you could deliver one message to your fans, what would it be?

Jenni: “My message is for all the millennial moms out there. I’m just all about standing your ground on what really matters to your children. I know in the last few years it’s been really hard for women because they get torn in so many directions or they get judged for how they raise their children – whether they’re pro-vaccine, anti-vaccine, pro-this, anti-that. I’m all for self confidence and standing your ground and what you truly believe in.”

Nicole: “Agreed. Also, we want to keep the realness on our show of who we are…we just want to be 100% real when it comes to who we are and our parenting, and being moms. But not being regular moms – we’re the cool moms! Just like, you know, Mean Girls. So, we’re good parents, but at the same time, we still make time for ourselves when we can. I think what makes you a great mom is you obviously dedicate all of your time to your kids, but you also need to make time for yourself.”

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Bravo is venturing out, taking viewers to places that bucket list dreams are made of with their upcoming docu-series, “Tour Group.”  Eleven strangers from all walks of life will be guided by three expert travel guides as they explore places like the Maldives, a lush nation in the Indian Ocean known for beaches, blue lagoons and coral reefs. Viewers can also experience the awe-inspiring adventures of the travelers attempting to ride elephants in Thailand, or watch them take part in nail-biting mountain gorilla expeditions in the “land of a thousand hills,” the East African country of Rwanda. 

The three expert travel adventurers leading the group are Brandon Presser (pictured right), an avid globetrotter, who has penned over 50 travel books, as the result of his visiting over 100 countries.   Rachel Grant (pictured center), who has worked as a correspondent will also lead the pack and brings to the table a background in photography, travel blogging and a ravenous appetite for travel that has led to global thrill-seeking adventures extraordinaire.  The final member of the group’s leaders, Sandhurst Miggins (pictured left), who has been deemed a “daycation specialist,” earned the title after having catered to a wealthy, fastidious, clientele seeking worldly travel-related fantasies in his line of business, the luxury travel industry.

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Well it’s bottle popping time!  The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Cynthia Bailey and the show’s alum, NeNe Leakes have mended their broken friendship and are now in a better place, or so it seems.  On Sunday night’s RHOA episode, the show’s former “IT” diva, NeNe, appeared on Cynthia’s doorstep in her usual grand fashion and overdone from head-to-toe.

When Ms. Leakes, along with her shiny long blond tresses, skin-fitting designer duds and husband Greg Leakes in tow, rang Cynthia and Peter Thomas’s doorbell, she then greeted them boisterously.   During NeNe’s catty commentary for the segment, she proclaims with a beaming oversized toothy grin, “Yes bitches, I am back!”  She then gives RHOA co-star Kandi Burruss a dig, then announces to all of her haters, “Pick your faces up off the floor, she’s back,” followed by a quick fingersnap.

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Today I was just thinking about how I hope season 4 of Little Women: LA (premiering January 27 on Lifetime) pans out to be a kinder, gentler season than last year’s. Alas, this troubling news item popped up today and crushed those dreams in one fell swoop.

TMZ is reporting that 4-season LWLA cast member, Christy McGinity Gibel was hospitalized with a brain injury after being attacked by two cast mates over the weekend. What the WHAT!? Which cast mates injured Christy is anyone’s guess at this point, and I will refrain from conjecture…for now. But whoever it was did some major damage, apparently, as Christy left the brawl with not one, but TWO brain contusions.

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Gizelle-Bryant-Gift-2-Real-Housewives-of-Potomac-001 The green-eyed breakout star of Bravo’s new hopeful hit, The Real Housewives of Potomac, Gizelle Bryant, appears as if she has it all–beauty, brains and wealth, but life has not always been a crystal stair for her, particularly married life.  Bryant reveals how her “best friend,” ex-husband and megachurch pastor Pastor Jamal Bryant was reportedly a serial cheater and how she has learned to move past it.

Gizelle and Jamal, who have three daughters together, were a power couple married for seven years.  The former model says that the years she spent with her husband were “blissful,” until she discovered not only had he been unfaithful but had reportedly, fathered an illegitimate child during their union, “I decided I was not going to continue to stay in a relationship in which there was not a major commitment. I’m an old-fashioned girl and if you’re going to commit, commit.”