The relationship make-over show, Tough Love is returning for its fifteenth season and this time the gang is headed to Louisiana!JoAnn and Steve Ward, the mother-son matchmaking duo, will be taking over New Orleans and putting eight single, and unlucky in love, women through boot camp in “The Big Easy.”
Steve believes different cities means different styles of dating and he is ready to tackle southern gentleman and southern belles in the city known for its wild nightlife and its southern customs.
Despite the new city, be prepared for the same ol’ Steve – he’s not changing the brutally honest approach that made him a success, and these delicate southern flowers aren’t getting the white glove treatment! The ladies will be put through the ringer with a series of funny, yet difficult challenges, and be set up on dates hand selected by JoAnn and Steve.
Tough Love: New Orleans premieres April 15 at 9 PM/8c on Vh1! Bios for the new cast coming soon!
With their fourth season starting to wind down, the Real Housewives of Atlanta filmed their reunion show on Friday! And according to the tweets byAndy Cohen and some of the housewives, it is the best reunion to date! Below are some of those tweets:
Andy Cohen – “We just wrapped the #RHOA Reunion. Probably the best ATL reunion in 4 Seasons of the series. And I’m on vacation now! SeeYa!”
Nene Leakes – “The 1 thing I learned @ the reunion show yesterday is that people will say, do & believe whatever #Dumbbroads“
Kandi Burruss – “Good morning! Yesterday I let people get under my skin & take me out of my character.#GoingHam but Im Looking forward 2 a better day 2day.”
Kim Zolciak - “Some ppl n this world have no class, using the F word referring to gays is disgusting, insulting my husband etc is why prison is where she shud of stayed!”
Nene - “I can’t wait 2 get back 2 Lisa’s house that I live n! LOL LOL the lies Mr Never Land tells! They never end”
Nene – “Finished the reunion show early this morning where shots were fired & lies were told but Raleigh NC i’am here”
A photo of Kandi Burruss at the reunion is below! It seems like Sheree one or more of the housewives accused NeNe of living with former housewife, Lisa Wu Hartwell.
Meanwhile, this season’s Real Housewives of Atlanta drama has centered around the feud between the talls and the smalls. However, lots of pesky gossip is surfacing behind the scenes, leading me to think that some of the biggest drama is stuff we didn’t get to see.
According to Marlo Hampton’s most recent Bravo blog, she’s learned a lot. Some might even say she’s tinkering on the edge of a new vocabulary. She writes, “Today I learned a new word, shadanfreude \SHOD-n-froy-duh\ , noun: A malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others. I learned that when people around you do not mean you well, you must not give them the tools with which they can trip you up.” That sounds like it is straight from Webster’s Dictionary. Dern, that’s deep Marlo!
Talking about that vacation which never seems to go away, Marlo continues, “Some time had passed since my mistake. To be honest, I had hoped that with it all taking place on a different continent, maybe it would not have traveled back home. There I was, all dressed up and ready to play — I expected the evening only to be fun. But Sheree [Whitfield]had been waiting. To look at it now, she had it all planned out. She had as fast as she could made sure to tell on me, and like a vulture circling its prey, she had chosen the optimal time to strike — when I least expected it and was defenseless.” Um, to which mistake is Marlo referring?
Marlo then goes on to explain why she lied to Lawrence about using the F-word, you know, even though it was caught on camera! She adds: “I did not want to lie. I wanted the opportunity to explain and to say sorry. But I couldn’t, because she was there, gloating, so eager to bring my mistake to light. I felt ambushed, backed into a corner. Her smiling face was so hateful, so cunning. What strikes me, is that her friend is not even her concern. In her enthusiasm to set me up, she actually delighted in causing him pain, by stating it was him I had directly talked about, when it was not.”
Marlo is probably just happy to be off the radar, as Phaedra Parks’dark past seems to be surfacing. A former friend of Phaedra’s is coming forward with a tell-all book touting the Atlanta housewife as the ringleader in an alleged insurance and forgery scam that sent her husband to the clink.
The source, Angela Stanton, is promoting a book, Lies of a Real Housewife–the book cover is below–and recently revealed a lot about her former friend and alleged partner in crime in an interview with vibe.com. She speaks about her time in state prison and giving birth while handcuffed to a bed in jail. Angela lost her mother while serving her sentence, and Phaedra went to the funeral in her place. Once released, she was charged with seventeen counts of conspiracy, and her friend Phaedra wouldn’t represent her, citing a conflict of interest. It was at this point that Apollo’s brother, Everett Nida, claimed Angela was the mastermind behind the crimes.
While she didn’t have to return to prison, Angela found it nearly impossible to find a job with her criminal past. She was scraping by for her children, and even attempted to become a “dancer” at a nightclub. Angela says she was shocked to turn on RHOA to see that Phaedra had married Apollo, and had been able to maintain her lifestyle and give birth not handcuffed to a bed. She was disgusted that Phaedra could pretend to be a friend and even attend her mother’s funeral, and then turn on her. While Angela holds herself accountable for her actions and decisions, she maintains that it was not her, but Phaedra, who was the brains behind the operation. She states, “My book is not about vengance, it’s about justice.” An excerpt of her book is below.
Phaedra Parks was the answer to everything. The only thing I really needed to know was how to act. All my life I always believed that acting was part of my God given talent. Along with hustling, acting came natural. I began thinking of myself as this smooth criminal. I had gotten accustomed to the quick money by now, and quite naturally I never turned down any jobs, no matter how high the risk.
The next mission would be one of the biggest jobs ever assigned to me by Phae. The assignment was well thought out, strategized, and planned. The execution of it was going to demand time. These types of jobs have to crawl before they mature and start walking. Then low and behold, before you even know it, they were off and running…The first part of my assignment involved scoping out potential vehicles at luxury car dealerships. Each day I simply drove around Atlanta, and the surrounding cities looking for potential prey. Every car lot I visited had several luxury cars. I spotted all of the latest models of Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Hummers, Corvettes, and Cadillacs.
Once I had the information recorded, I reported it back to E. We rarely discussed business on the phone. So E and I met daily, and swapped information, and fake documents. It seemed like we never stopped. I provided the VIN numbers, and he provided the fake identification cards, and fraudulent registration cards matched to the vehicles I previously recorded. At this point, I was handling all of the day-to-day operations.
The cars were then sent to a chop shop. The VIN numbers were filed down, and replaced with new ones. Once replaced, I was provided with fraudulent certificates of vehicle titles from the state of Ohio. It seemed like I was going back and forth to the Department of Motor Vehicles in Hapeville, Georgia, on a daily basis. The Ohio titles had to be swapped out for Georgia. No, ifs, ands or buts about it, that was an important step of the scam.
There were other areas of the business that required my attention. This was a major operation, and I could only be in one place at a time. Phae insisted that I enlist the help of my cousin, Sheree. She too was a go-getter and about her business as well. Anything having to do with making money, she was with it, and so was I…
On tonight’s episode, Peter and Cynthia discuss the scene Mallory made at their anniversary party. Cynthia seems ready to write off her sister at this point. Kandi and Kim have a sit down to clear the air. They discuss the comment about Kim not holding a black baby and how their collaboration with Kim’s music career put unnecessary stress on their friendship. They miss trips to the Bahamas, Connect Four games, and their girls playing together. Can I get a collective “Awwwww”? NeNe meets with her attorney to discuss the status of her divorce from Gregg. She is feeling scared about such a big decision, having been with Gregg for such a long time. The Neenster seems very vulnerable, but even in the lawyer’s office she’s cracking jokes. A new episode airs tonight at 9PM ET on Bravo. Watch a preview clip below.
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Above is a photo of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice at the 27th Annual Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 13. More photos of Teresa are below as she strikes a JLo pose!
Also below: Bethenny Frankel steps out with hubby Jason Hoppy; NeNe Leakes goes shopping with Jennifer Williams, Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile attend a charity event, Gretchen Rossi attends a fashion show with Slade Smiley;Kelly Bensimon is at a film premiere, Kyle Richards looks like she finally hired a stylist; Sonja Morgan at Big Time Rush movie premiere with her daughter; andBrandi Glanville steps out with new beau!Plus, photos of Taylor Armstrong, Dana Wilkey, Padma Lakshmi, Rachel Zoe& more!
And there’s even more asKim Kardashian seeks attention in a blonde wig; Kate Gosselinattends an event; and Bachelor winner Courtney Robertson steps out in LA. Plus, Snooki, JWoww, Khloe Kardashian, Kendra Wilkinson, Kourtney Kardashian, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Deena Cortese, and more!
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Since starting this blog back in 2009, I have blogged repeatedly about my dream housewives franchise, aka The Real Housewives of Dallas. And folks, sources are claiming to Reality Tea that it is finally happening! An insider sent us our first tip last week that Bravo has indeed cast a group of Texas women for the all new Dallas franchise! The source tells Reality Tea the show is currently in the early stages of production, adding that the cast "will start filming in August, and the show is supposed to air in early 2013." This news is somewhat of a surprise as just last June, Andy Cohen gave an interview in which he admitted Bravo had tried to get a Texas housewives franchise off the ground to no avail. "We’ve tried to mount a Texas (incarnation), but we never hit the nail on the head with casting," Andy told Variety. Well it seems they might have finally got the cast they wanted! The rumored cast list is below -
Lisa Troutt – Wife of Kenny Troutt; Owner of Excel Communication, Winner of the Kentucky Derby & Belmont.
Rhonda Aikman – Ex-Wife of Troy Aikman; Former Dallas Cowboys Quarterback.
Tiffany Mullen – Wife of Mike Mullen; CEO of Energy Equipment Resource Inc, Mullen went searching for a wife in 1998 on Oprah.
Deziree Ramirez – Fiance of Cory Harris; Former music producer, this couple is different from any of the other housewives, being the youngest, Ms. Ramirez is an heiress and is the granddaughter of the original founder of Cache/Lillie Rubin, she is also a Radio Personality, Business Woman, Author and Playboy Model & Actress.
Diane Gibby – Wife of Rod Rohrich; Dallas Top Plastic Surgeon. Diane is also a Plastic Surgeon and creator of Women's Center for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery at Medical City.
Pictured above from left to right are Lisa, Rhonda, Diane, and Deziree. While Bravo is trying to keep the new series hush-hush, our insider confirms the cast finalized and signed their contracts two weeks ago. Our source assures us that the Dallas series "is surely going to be a wreck and different from all the other shows Bravo has had." C.A.N.N.O.T. W.A.I.T! The Real Housewives of Dallas would make the 8th housewives franchise for Bravo. TELL US – ARE YOU AS EXCITED ABOUT THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS AS I AM? WHAT TOOK BRAVO SO LONG?UPDATE – Andy Cohen is denying there is a Dallas franchise in the works via his Twitter page. We however had more than one source confirm this info to us, plus the series is still in the pre-production stage, meaning Bravo will likely do a test filming to make sure things are right before starting the actual filming in August. So we will wait and see! UPDATE #2 - Tiffany Mullen and Lisa Trout are denying being a part of the show. Lisa just released a statement to us, stating that while she is "familiar" with the Bravo series, she will not be a part of the cast. Her full statement is below -
“I have been apprised of a report including me in the cast of the ‘Real Housewives of Dallas.’ While I am familiar with the Bravo series, this information is completely erroneous. I am in no way associated with ‘Real Housewives of Dallas’ or Andy Cohen. I wish the show – and the ladies in the cast – much success.”
Also below: Teresa Giudice attends a launch for her new wine line; Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile attend an event in NJ; Gretchen Rossi shops in Miami with beau Slade Smiley;Jill Zarin seeks some publicity with Dina Lohan, Bethenny Frankel is looking quite skinny in LA; Kelly Bensimon pets a dog in NYC;Kyle Richards dons one or two interesting attires; and Kathy and Rich Wakile share a passionate kiss on the red carpet!Plus, photos of Melissa Gorga, Ryan Serhant, Rachel Zoe& more!
And there’s even more below:Kim Kardashian is pictured with Kanye West; Renee Graziano and Big Ang attend a red carpet event;and Snooki and JWoww take a walk. Plus, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Sammi, and more!
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Last night’s Basketball Wives was, per the usual, a hot mess of hating on the new girls, horrific dancing, and bad behavior at a charity event. Hmmm, was it a rerun?
The episode begins in Miami, with Evelyn coming over to Tami’s house to visit. Evelyn is so over the infidelity rumors, and Tami totally understands the lifestyle of an athlete, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s cheating on her. She advises her friend to ignore all the press. Evelyn has tried to tell Chad that the rumors don’t just affect their relationship, they affect their children. Tami is convinced the pair will be happily married in no time.
Evelyn takes the red-eye to New York to meet the new girls with Suzie. Evelyn is keen on Kesha’s style, but she is questioning Kenya’s weave. Kesha can’t get over Suzie’s constant penis references. For Suzie, Evelyn brings up Kenya’s Youtube videos. Evelyn is impressed that Kenya is open to taking down the videos, after hearing that they aren’t sexy or good. Evelyn feels a tad (just a tad) badly about bringing the videos’ suckiness to Kenya’s attention.
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Also below, Bethenny Frankel continues her Miami vacation in a white bikini; Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita attend an event; Taylor Armstrong is present at a grifting, err, gifting lounge for the Oscars, Kelly Bensimon is still running in the streets of NYC; Camille Grammer does her best Angelina Jolie impersonation at an Oscars party,Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan at an event together; and Kim Richrds attends an Oscars party!Plus, photos of Adrienne Maloof, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Rachel Zoe& more!
Also below,Kim Kardashian; Kourtney Kardashian,JWoww, Renee Graziano, Holly Madison, Jake Pavelka, Gloria Govan, and more!
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Also below, Taylor Armstrong signs copies of her tell-all book with her daughter in tow; Melissa Gorga walks the streets of NYC; Gretchen Rossi attends a fashion show with beau Slade Smiley;Alexis Bellino pictured at a NYC event; Bethenny Frankel pictured in NYC;Ramona Singer pictured with Top Chef’s Richard Blais; Kyle Richrds shops in Beverly Hills; Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen attend an event; Jill Zarin launches her shapewear line at Macy’s;and Phaedra Parks attends a fashion show in New York! Plus, photos of Kelly Bensimon, Brandi Glanville, Rachel Zoe& more!
Also below,Kim Kardashian and pimpmomager Kris Jenner do lunch; Renee Graziano steps out in Florida;Padma Lakshmi dons an interesting get up; Plus, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Aubrey O’Day and more!
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