Less than two weeks after Tamra got engaged, The NY Post is reporting that Gretchen is next, and instead of leaving the planning and proposal to her slave beau Slade Smiley, she is faking planning it all, a laKim Kardashian, in hopes that Bravo will foot the bill. Evidently, in famewhoreville the woman does all the planning when it comes to a proposal!
A source tells The Post, “The housewives are always trying to one up each other, and the engagements are just another example of that. Gretchen was trying to hustle for an engagement storyline after hearing her rival had a ring.”
Sources reveal that after finding out that Eddie Judge proposed to Tamra, Gretchen and Slade, who have been together for 3 years believe it or not, got in touch with Bravo. “They called Bravo producers and asked if they would pay for the engagement ring and travel arrangements for a proposal in an exotic location. Bravo said no.” Ouch!
Sources add that Eddie proposed to Tamra with his own ring, purchased with his own money, ya listening Slade?! Bravo reportedly had to re-shoot some scenes to include Tamra’s engagement news.
Hours after the NY Post report came out, Gretchen took to her Facebook, of course, to deny the report. And, we all know honesty is Gretchen’s strong suit!
First Gretchen wrote: “I normally don’t do this, but there is just so much bull honkey going on in this article that I have to address some of the ridiculous statements. Who comes up with this non-sense anyways?”
Oh but it didn’t end there as Gretchy Gretch laid out what she claims to be false about the report -
“A. I never asked Bravo to pay for an engagement ring or exotic trip
B. I didn’t know Slade was considering asking me to marry him until I saw him ask his Mom on the show (the same time the world saw it)
C. I …didn’t even know you could try and steal away a story line from another cast memeber, that is just ridiculous.
D. The lawsuit against Slade and I has been dropped and dismissed
E. Slade most certainly does not work for me and never has. He has only helped me with my business, as any good partner would. He has his own job working for a company in advertising and marketing.”
The lawsuit reference is about Gretchen’s former business partner, Ron Ann Myers, who sued her for $100,000, alleging breach of contract and fraud, last April. The Post had mentioned the lawsuit in the article, also stating that Slade was working for Gretchen.
We also reported last week about the speculation that Slade might be planning to propose to Gretchen with the same ring he gave his former fiancé Jo De LaRosa. Guess we now know why!
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE REPORT? DO YOU BELIEVE THE POST OR GRETCHEN?
The third season of Real Housewives of New Jersey got down right nasty, and the reunion pretty much goes down in history as the most insane and vitriolic reunion ever. Even worse than whenTeresa Giudice pushed Andy Cohen while trying to go after Danielle Staub. No, last year’s reunion was worse as we saw family go head-to-head and longtime friends turn on each other.
Jacqueline Laurita famously sat out, opting to stay home and tweet instead of facing the questions in person. She has kept quiet about what her real motivations were for skipping the mayhem, and even claiming she was sick. Well, Jacs is finally speaking out about why she didn’t take part in C-List celebrity Deathmatch: The Bravo Edition!
“There were a lot of things going on. A lot of things behind the scenes, actually. It was a long build-up. There were a lot of things that got me to that breaking point,” Jacqueline explains to Ranu’s Reviews.
And she is confirming what all her twitter followers already knew – she had a breakdown! “I had like a little breakdown if you will. I just had enough of everything. I just didn’t want to be involved in anything. I just wanted to be alone. I went through something.”
Jacqueline admits she is no more excited about season four than she was about the reunion. Season four has already been filmed. “I have to say Season 4 was a very hard season for me. It was a little different on camera then the pressures I was getting off camera.”
“I always try to do the right thing by everybody and that’s what I always try to do but sometimes people don’t perceive things that way. It was really hard. I went through a really hard time with a lot of it,” she reveals.
As for what viewers can expect next season, she says a lot of changes! “There is a lot of relationship shifting. I think by the time the reunion comes out a lot will be explained,” Jacqueline concludes.
Moving on, Dina Manzo‘s image as the golden and charitable girl just sitting at home with her crystals and cats is about to be destroyed. Our source exclusively tells Reality Tea that Dina’s image, just like her friendship with Teresa, is all for show!
“Little Mrs Charity……is not who everyone thought she was,” our source asserts. “Dina’s social media image is SO farfetched from who the ‘real’ Dina is. Those who really know her just shake their heads and laugh.”
If you’re wondering if Dina and Caroline Manzo have patched things up, the answer is no. They’re still not speaking; nor is Dina speaking to Jacqueline. Many have wondered how Dina could continue her friendship with Teresa, particularly after all the drama with Caroline, and the answer is money! Apparently, the two have a completely business relationship built around mutual favors.
“Teresa taped a segment for her party planning show, Dina’s Party. She needs Teresa to help her with her popularity. In return, Dina attended her beverage launch party and was filmed by Bravo. Their interaction was so fake,” the insider describes. “Dina also wants to come out with a book and she wants to use the same publishing house as Teresa. So, basically it is a business deal. Dina may take to Twitter to praise Teresa but, that is not what she claims behind the scene.”
And even worse, our insider says Dina has stopped caring about her charity, Project Ladybug, now that she has her own show! “Project Ladybug was a charity started by ALL the Laurita sisters. When Dina went on the show [RHONJ], she took it over as if she was the founder and the blood, sweat, and tears behind it.”
“She wanted the glory and the attention associated with Project Ladybug. She wanted to look like the hero,” the source adds. Caroline and their other sister, Cookie Laurita allowed Dina to take the lead and downplayed their involvement, but Dina “only speaks of Project Ladybug as if it were her own.”
Apparently, now that Dina’s Party has come along, Dina barely spends any time on the charity she once claimed to love, and has skipped events to promote her party planning and decorating ventures. The source points to Dina’s twitter account as proof that she has lost interest in the charity. “It is sad but Dina used it to get herself out there more,” the source shares.
Dina made a brief appearance at the Chicago launch of the charity last year and has done nothing more to support the cause. “Dina did nothing for that event but, show up,” the source adds.
Finally, the RHONJ are launching yet another alcoholic beverage.Kathy Wakile, the fashionably challenged cousin of Teresa, recently launched her own Red Velvet Cake Flavored Vodka. In honor of the newest drink I’m sure no one will buy to come out of the Bravo Home Shopping Network, Kathy, along withMelissa Gorga (who will do anything for a photo-op) made an appearance at Bottle King in Wayne, NJ.
Also in attendance was Melissa’s daughter, Anotonia, Richie Wakile and Victoria. Photos from the event are below!
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THOUGHTS ON JACQUELINE FINALLY EXPLAINING WHY SHE SKIPPED THE REUNION? HAS DINA BECOME A FAMEWHORE? ARE YOU SURPRISED SHE AND TERESA HAVE A FAKE RELATIONSHIP? WILL YOU TRY KATHY’S VODKA?
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UPDATE – Dina tweeted the following to us in response to our report. She wrote: “@realitytea hey just read ur post! Next time u want a source #truth ask my parents or the parents of a ladybug not an envious loser! Thanks!”
Kim Kardsahian, likely went into her divorce with Kris Humprhies expecting nothing could go wrong; that perhaps Kris, like herself, could see they were not suited for each other and they would both go their separate ways–with the pre-nup firmly in tact–and everyone feeling sorry for Kim that she married a dud. Unfortunately, Kim’s hubris didn’t allow her to see the forest for the trees. And she didn’t expect a hurt and furious Kris, feeling fooled and taken advantage of, to fight back!
Kris is continuing his quest to expose Kim for the lying fraud she is – and that is terrifying the increasingly depressed and unhappy star. The ex-couple is headed to court on Monday, March 12th for the beginning stages of their divorce trial!
One thing Kris is fighting for is his reputation restored; the NJ Nets forwards feels his portrayal on Kourtney & Kim Take New York has besmirched his reputation and forced the public to see him as someone he is not. And Kim is fighting to keep her secrets from being exposed!
“All he really wants is for his name to be cleared and for the Kardashians to be honest about their malicious intentions and manipulations,” a friend tells Life & Style (via their print edition). “He wants people to know he isn’t the guy they made him out to be. If they’re unwilling to do that, Kris is prepared to fight.”
And proving that he’s not backing down, Kris’ Minnesota-based lawyer, Lee Hutton has been approved to represent him in LA – and Kim is not contesting that! Kim is trying to do everything in her power to make this go away quickly and quietly, approving Kris’ requests will speed up the process.
Kim is extremely worried about this process dragging on, and she’s very afraid of what Kris’ team will drag up! “Kim is terrified to face Kris,” her friend reveals. “She knows he wants to humiliate her the way he feels she’s humiliated him.”
“Kris’ team is looking for every excuse to force her to take the stand,” Kim’s friend adds. If Kim takes the stand, she’ll be forced to be truthful, because if she lies under oath that would be perjury and she could be arrested. Kris wholeheartedly believes that Kim’s public image is based on carefully constructed lies. Because it is.
Luckily for Kris, all the negative publicity and self-centered behavior has shown Kim in an extremely unflattering light, and she is scrambling desperately to restore the public to her side. Kim’s pathetic attempts to seem like a good and honest person have been mocked by the media and former fans have turned on her as well. Kim has even tried turning to church to restore her popularity!
“This is torturing to her,” the friend insists. “The longer this drags on the more despondent she becomes. This is the worst time in her life.”
Even Kim’s family is fed up with this nonsense! “It’s hard for them to be sympathetic,” a friend reveals. “Her family is sick of her complaining, and without their support she’s starting to really fall apart.” Well, perhaps if Kim wasn’t so obsessed with her image and hadn’t built her self-esteem around popularity, she wouldn’t be crumbling because the media is no longer her best friend!
“Kim is emotionally devastated,” a friend explains. “The backlash has destroyed her.” The unhappy star has apparently turned to emotional eating and is now starting to gain weight! “Kim wakes up every morning in a nightmare that just won’t end!”
While Kim sits at home alone and depressed, pretending life is fine; Kris’ career is booming. He’s had a great season and is proving to the world that he moved on.
Kim’s family is frustrated that her actions have affected their income and worry this could permanently destroy everything they’ve built. Additionally, If Kris is successful in proving “fraud”, the prenup the former couple signed would be invalid and Kim could be forced to hand over half of her fortune. And oh, wouldn’t that be fantastic!
She is so desperate to stop Kris, Kim is practically bribing him! Kim expected Kris would ask for $2 million dollars in the settlement, and was prepared to shell out, but now news has emerged that Kris wants more – much more! Kris is seeking $7M from the star – which is less than half of the reported $17M Kim pocketed on their sham wedding!
According to TMZ, Kris apparently issued an ultimatum through his attorney, stating she either write a check or they’re headed to court! Apparently, Kim isn’t ready to pony up just yet. Kim’s camp is contesting, claiming Kris made an estimated $1M through wedding related publicity and deals – a number far smaller than the money she allegedly earned. And arguing means she’s treading on dangerous grounds.
Kris feels he’s entitled to that money because the Kardashians used him to grow their fortune! And he is looking to prove it in court! Kris believes “that there was a malicious intention by the Kardashians to use Kris and to make money and benefit themselves from him ,” a source shares with HollywoodLife. “He wants them to publicly admit that they never intended for it to be a real marriage.” I’m guessing he will also be subpoenaing some bank statements!
Although, the source is quick to point out Kris’ demands have little to do with making money. “Kris isn’t mean, he doesn’t do things to others and it’s not about the money,” and Kris plans to donate most of the proceeds from the divorce to charity!
Is anyone else really excited to see how this all pans out. A public trial would be the juiciest thing to hit reality TV since…well, ever!
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IS KRIS ENTITLED TO MILLIONS FROM KIM? WILL SHE SHELL OUT TO AVOID A PUBLIC TRIAL? CAN SHE EVER RESTORE HER IMAGE?
The divorce document states “neither party shall pay child support to each other. The parties shall each be responsible for the needs of the minor children during their respective period of physical custody.”
The document adds that the two “do hereby waive, now and forever, any and all rights to spousal support and/or maintenance, both temporary and permanent and further do hereby release the other from any and all claims past, present and future for spousal support and/or maintenance.”
As for the division of their errr assets, Simon gets to keep his 2002 Harley Davidson, several bank accounts and a 1987 Ferrari, while Tamra Sue got to hold on to her post separation income and the rights to her website.
The judge also ruled that the two are not allowed to make negative remarks “about the other party in the presence of any child of the marriage or to the public.”
Tamra and Simon were married for 11 years and have 3 children together. As reported this week, Tamra recently got engaged to her beau Eddie Judge! No word yet on when the two plan to tie the knot.
Moving on to Jesus Barbie a.k.a Alexis Bellino, who is now speaking out about her religion and her looks! In an all new interview with the Huffington Post’s Naughty But Nice Rob, Alexis fires back at critics who question her religious values, you know, when you take into consideration the way she dresses, speaks, acts, etc!
“I don’t walk around with my Bible, but I am religious,” Alexis states. “I believe in Jesus Christ and that he is our savior and I am vocal about it. Sometimes I look back and think, ‘Would I have been so vocal about it if I had known about the backlash I would have gotten?’ I take in the critics and if it gets bad, I just think about a scripture.”
It gets even better, Alexis believes she has been able to lead other women back to God due to the way she dresses! “I have brought so many girls back to the Lord because they didn’t realize you could go to church and dress like this,” adds Alexis.
Alexis also defends her choices to get plastic surgery, most recently a nose jobthat did not take! “Vicki [Gunvalson's] been on [the show] for seven years,” she says. “If you go back and watch the first season, she looks nothing like it and acts different. We all have had work done! Are you kidding me? Anyone who says differently is lying.”
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON TAMRA’S DIVORCE SETTLEMENT & SIMON NOT HAVING TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT? WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF ALEXIS’ COMMENTS? SHOULD A CHRISTIAN DRESS THE WAY SHE DOES?
Oh, Jersey Shore, how I love you…let me count the ways. I love you when you’re camping, when you incite food fights, and when you bring home grenades. I love you when you wear furry Ewok boots and need to blur out your private area because you forgot to put on underwear. I love it all.
Mike failed to execute his master plan on the last episode, so he takes an opportunity to take Jionni aside. He tells Snooki’s boyfriend that Snooks has totally seen the Sitch’s P while Ryder was hooking up with the Helium. Mike hopes that Jionni can respect his admission, man-to-man. Jionni shakes Mike’s hand and then crawls back in bed with Snooki to relay the Situation’s most recent situation. Snooks looks worried in the night vision cam, but seem legitimately concerned when the producers switch to full-on regular lighting. Jionni asks Nicole if Mike is being honest, but he continues to spoon Snooki as she laughingly declares Mike a liar.
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According to a shocking new report by Radar Online, a source is revealing that whenTaylor Armstrongclaimed in her memoir that her deceased husbandRussell Armstrong once tried to drown her, she was telling the truth. And in fact a police report about the incident was filed.
Radar Online reveals the incident occurred back at the home of theReal Housewives of Beverly Hills stars a few years ago and names two witnesses to the alleged abuse. Those two are Taylor’s friends - Jennifur Diamond and her then husband Mark Alsentzer.
A source reveals the drama began when Russell flew into a rage and injured Mark. Russell then left the group, after which Taylor begged Mark not to press charges. However, Russell was eavesdropping on the group’s conversation and heard Taylor state: “Just take care of Kennedy if anything happens.”
Upon hearing this, Russell allegedly jumped out of the bushes and lost it. “Russell was in a frenzy, and he had a wild look in his eyes. He hit Mark, and threw Jennifur, her dog, and Taylor in the swimming pool and tried to drown Taylor. Taylor thought she was going to die as Russell held her under the water,” a source reveals.
“Mark and Jennifur were able to pull Russell off of her and probably saved her life. The cops were called and a police report was filed. At that point Taylor hadn’t been receiving any therapy, and she begged and pleaded with her friends not to press charges. Taylor had to cover her neck for several weeks because of the choke marks. She even had trouble speaking because of Russell’s strength when he tried to choke her,” continues the source.
“Mark got 16 stitches and had work done on his teeth because of what Russell did,” the insider said. “I can’t be sure that Russell gave them money to stay quiet, but he definitely gave them money to cover the expenses of Mark’s medical stuff which was somewhere around $12,000.”
Have a few questions about this report, the first being, why hasn’t this police report been made public? And was the police report only a complaint about Russell injuring Mark? Because if his alleged attempt to drown Taylor was reported, surely that would have led to Russell’s arrest and some serious charges.
Moving on to a lighter topic, Brandi Glanville, age 39 (she looks younger no?) shares her beauty and plastic surgery secrets with Shape magazine! Below are excerpts from Brandi’s interview -
SHAPE: You’re in such amazing shape but also such a busy mom. What’s your workout regimen like and how do you find time to stay in shape?
BG: After I drop my kids off at school, I head right to my Pilates trainer. I’ve had the same one for nine years! I started with her when I was pregnant with [my son] Mason. Before that, I had never even really worked out before! Once I got pregnant, everything kind of changed. Now I do three times a week and besides that, I stay active by going on bike rides with my kids, walking the dogs, or going for a hike near my home. I can’t even think about stepping foot on a treadmill!
SHAPE: You also have amazing skin. What’s your skincare regimen?
BG: I get a spray tan every week. I also have issues like adult acne and Melasma (patches of skin discoloration) since I’ve had my kids, so I try everything—lasers, photo facials—and I wear hats all the time to protect myself from sun.
SHAPE: It seems there would be a lot of pressures in Beverly Hills to always look perfect. How do you deal with that?
BG: Having grown up modeling, I’m very self-aware of my physical appearance. It’s hard to grow older, especially in this town where everyone is perfect! They’re all 20 years old and gorgeous and I’m now in same dating pool as them, yikes, it’s really hard! This town makes you insecure. And yes, I’ll cop to a few plastic surgery procedures like Botox and fillers. I think everyone should do what makes them feel good but remember: Less is more!
Brandi was also asked about how she deals with negativity from some fans, to which she responded: “People have said horrible things like I’m ‘plastic’ and I’m a bad mom. I think after three years of hearing it I have just developed a thick skin. I think it’s human nature, and I know what they say isn’t true so I’ve learned to not take it to heart.”
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE REPORT ABOUT RUSSELL AND TAYLOR? DO YOU BELIEVE IT? AND THOUGHTS ON BRANDI’S INTERVIEW?
All is well with the world today and everybody’s happy. An indicator of the world’s righteousness, is that Lindsay Lohan is once again a red-head, which I am taking as a sign that her boozing and breaking the law days are behind her. Now, if only Bethenny Frankel would get the memo to put on a happy face!
Bethenny has become as known for her woe is me attitude, as she has for her svelte physique. In the latest news, the skinnygirl is, again, talking about what’s wrong with her life and now she’s complaining about being rich! Good lord!
That’s right, after earning an estimated $120 M on her bottled cocktails, Bethenny now says, no one is nice to her because she can pay her bills without hawking handbags. Right.
In a new Forbes interview, the Bethenny Ever After star bemoans the “despicable” treatment she receives because she has made the big bucks. “The most difficult thing in my journey is the way that people have reacted to my making money,” she tellsForbes Woman. “Money brings out a really vicious side in other people. It surprises me because you always think about people making money and it changing them, you never think about it changing everything else. Fame isn’t the thing that changed the people around me, but money is.”
Interesting Bethenny says these things, because I certainly think fame has changed her. She used to be likeable and funny, and now she is, well… just keep reading! “People look at you differently. People make up stories about you,” Bethenny laments. “People speculate about what you’ve had and what you’ve done and really try and tear you down and I had no idea that would be the case. And I think it’s really despicable.” I guess that’s the cost of putting your life on a reality TV show. Everybody knows your business.
Bethenny concedes that she has given up a lot to make it in business, particularly that she wants a second child and may not be able to conceive because of her age. Bethenny suffered a miscarriage last month. “I’m faced with the fact that I’m 41 and I may not be able to have more children and that feels like a sacrifice.” Bethenny and husband Jason Hoppy have revealed they are open to adoption.
Despite the awful treatment she receives as a poor skinny rich girl, Bethenny still feels life is pretty good. Well, kinda. “Generally I am happy,” she says. “With a side of unhappy.” That’s our Bethenny!
Moving on, Martha Stewart, one of my favorite people ever, was on Watch What Happens LiveWednesday night and Andy Cohen could barely contain his glee. It was a great show! We saw some vintage Martha clips, she taught us how to fold a t-shirt, and she made a lot of funnies. Oh, and she did a shot! Of course, since this is Bravo and she is Martha; Bethenny’s appearance on her first foray into reality television came up! Yep, Bethenny was once the second runner-up on Martha Stewart’s The Apprentice spin-off.
When a caller asked if she regretted not choosing Bethenny as the winner, Martha admitted (with a tone of sarcasm), “I made a big mistake.” Despite some comments Bethenny has made, putting down Martha for not choosing her, Martha says the two are amicable. “She still says hi to me.”
Well, Martha is the goddess of all things domestic – who wouldn’t say hello!? I bet Martha’s not complaining about how people treat her now that she’s loaded. See a clip of Martha on WWHL discussing Bethenny below!
DOES BETHENNY NEED TO GET OVER HERSELF? DOES BETHENNY HAVE A POINT ABOUT HOW SHE IS TREATED NOW THAT SHE IS RICH? DO YOU FEEL SORRY FOR HER? DID MARTHA MAKE A MISTAKE NOT AWARDING BETH THE WIN?
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Last night on Project Runway All Stars the three finalist were revealed after the designers had to create a ready-to-wear look for designer, Nanette Lepore.
The designers meet Nanette in her garment district store and we learn commercialization combined with rising rents are forcing many factories and designers out of the infamous district. Nanette is very involved in a charity to revitalize the area (as is Isaac Mizrahi). The designers are to sketch one ready-to-wear piece and then go over the analytics with Nanette and her “coster.” The coster basically tells them how much the garment would sell for vs. how much it would cost to produce and make a profit. The difference is how much they can spend on fabrics to construct the piece.
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