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With her job as a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star on the line, Taylor Armstrong is opening up!

In a recent interview, loony lips discussed the differences between reality television and reality. Which is interesting, because I really question if she knows!

Taylor claims, the drama viewers see is completely unscripted, and the emotions and relationships are authentic. “We don’t have writers, so everything is just us interacting with one another,” Taylor explains, speaking to Discover San Diego, “but the real conflict that occurs is all on our own, as much as I’m embarrassed to say that,” she laughs.

“All of our relationship drama is very real. Unfortunately, our lives are not cookie cutter like people expected Beverly Hills to be. So I’m happy in a way that people have been able to see so much of how real these women are and that we really care about each other,” she continues.

“And the fact that we get so emotional is because we are truly invested in each other’s lives and we are a part of each other’s lives.” Taylor is glad the show is able to capture those fun moments, as well. “Any time we are all just having fun together, it makes me so happy to see, because we do have our ups and downs and we’ve all been through a lot together.”

And without her friendships to these ladies, Taylor doesn’t know how she would have survived last season’s dramatic storyline; which she believes was so intense because she was willing to expose more of her life on camera. Taylor claims, season one Taylor was a Taylor hiding from reality and viewers got to see a big difference in her authenticity in season two. “When I watched season one of the show, I really didn’t like me, and I was just a shell of myself,” she reveals.

Taylor blames her late husband, Russell Armstrong, of course. “I was trying to keep so much of my personal life off television that I was — it looked like me in some respects, but the way I was dressing and acting didn’t seem anything like me. And that was a real wake-up call, to see how much of myself I had lost in my relationship. And also seeing my relationship play out on television.”

“Although I knew there were things that were wrong, I could see such a difference between the way, just in our physical space together, how we interacted versus other couples on the show. It brought to light a lot, and I think was one of the biggest catalysts for us going into treatment and therapy in the beginning of last year.”

She calls this season, actual reality and says it was impossible to keep the unflattering and emotional parts of her life away from the cameras. “I was just such a mess this last year, I really was just falling apart and I wasn’t able to keep everything that was going on in my personal life under wraps any longer. I knew too many things were going to come out in the press. And so I really was falling apart, and it was happening as much off camera as it was on,” she describes.

Taylor is not disappointed she was on national TV working through her crisis, if anything she feels it’s a poignant reminder of how far she’s come. “I feel like unfortunately that was an accurate portrayal of the state I was in. And in season one, I was just putting on a facade of who I thought people wanted to see, instead of really letting them into my life. Now that my life is just an open book, it’s a much better place to be.”

Taylor credits the show for giving her the courage to expose the truth behind her marriage, and for allowing her to be a voice for domestic violence, although she is shocked by fan reaction to her storyline. “It is surprising at times, because you don’t know how it’s all going to play out and you don’t know what people are saying about you when you’re not around. So that can be surprising,” she says of watching the shows and then learning of viewers’ reactions.

According to Taylor, the best part of being a Real Housewife is the good moments the cameras have captured; particularly Kennedy‘s opulent birthday parties. Taylor also believes the show has given her a platform to really advocate for domestic violence victims, and she has starting her own foundation to further the cause; The Taylor Armstrong Foundation.

The Taylor Armstrong Foundation is a 501 c3 a not-for-profit, that helps local shelters around the country.

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Renee Graziano has had a tough few months. Despite the success of Mob Wives, her family drama has been a nightmare for the reality star. Renee’s ex-husband Junior Pagan (who she decided to reconcile with) was arrested, and shortly after that, so was her father. It soon emerged that Junior had “snitched” to the FBI about Anthony Graziano, after framing him. Renee is speaking out about her family being in shambles and how she is handling the betrayal.

“I felt like someone pulled my heart out of my body,” Renee says of her reaction when she learned of Junior’s November arrest. And the feelings exploded once she learned that “her knight in shining armor” was wearing a wire and had snitched to the DEA about her father. Junior is now reportedly in the witness protection program, while Renee’s father remains in custody for extortion.

Renee believed Junior wanted to reconcile with her to rebuild their family, but now she knows he was using her to get to her father. “I thought Junior came back because he loved me,” she shares with Us Weekly (via their print edition). “Little did I know, it was a big lie.”

Despite her shock over Junior’s arrest, Renee says she knew something was amiss. “Junior and I had been fighting – he was getting calls from an ex-girlfriend – and we hardly spoke over the weekend. Monday he was gone,” she says of how the drama began.

“When I saw an envelope downstairs, my first thought was, Junior left me,” Renee shares. “But his letter said he had turned himself in and hoped I would find somebody better. I was shocked.”

“That night I was on the phone with my cousin, who was at my dad’s house. I heard the doorbell there and somebody said ‘It’s the police!’ They took my dad,” she recalls. “Within hours, my father and my ex-husband were ripped out of my life. I had to protect my son.”

Initially, Renee didn’t believe the rumors that Junior was responsible for her father’s arrest, but then Junior called and personally confirmed that he was the culprit. “He admitted he was the snitch. The f-word must have come out of my mouth a thousand times. It was inconceivable.”

“Honestly Junior ratting out my dad is the last thing in the world I would have expected. He was the son my father never had.”

Renee reveals that her heartbreak soon turned to depression. “I was suicidal,” she confesses. Renee suffered from a nervous breakdown in late January. “I couldn’t breathe, my body was shutting down and my anxiety was insane. I felt like I was going to die. I think I spent six days in the hospital

However, there was a positive to all the drama – her co-stars came together to support her. “The girls from the show were there for me.” she reveals. “They stepped up and were ready to protect. I love them very much.”

Unfortunately, Renee’s harrowing experience has made it impossible for her to trust again, although she is ready to move on. “I want to believe there are good guys out there,” she says. “But if Junior walked into the room right now, I would make sure I got a clear shotgun right in his face. I set his letter on fire not to long ago, along with his clothes and his pictures.”

Despite her rage, Renee is ready to forgive and move forward.”I actually have found forgiveness,” Renee confirmed, while fighting back tears. “If I don’t forgive, you’ll have hate . . . Forgive, but never forget.”

Taking to Twitter, Renee also let fans know she is recovering and feeling stronger. “I know GOD has big plans 4 me. I made it thru that surgery ordeal. Then this horrible sad family issue … Strong.” Adding, “I swear I get better by the min because of all the love every1 is showering me with.. I think u guys r gonna help me stop CRYING!!! Xoxox”

Viewers watched the drama first-hand on last week’s episode and will see the continuation on next Sunday’s episode.

WOULD YOU FORGIVE JUNIOR? DID HE USE HER TO GET TO HER FATHER? ARE YOU IMPRESSED WITH HOW WELL RENEE IS HOLDING IT TOGETHER?

It’s a whole new world, Snooki is pregnant and Jersey Shore will continue to film with her this year. Since the show is so reliant on drunken plotlines, many of us were surprised to hear Snooki was coming back, but what do ya know? Contracts are a powerful thing.

Show producer Sally Ann Salsano tells Zap2It that everyone needs to calm down, and Snooki can still have fun at the shore. “She’s pregnant, not dead.” She insists that the show won’t work around her pregnancy or hide it, “We’re not ‘Friends’ — we can’t have [Snooki] hide behind a big purse and pretend it didn’t happen. It’s a reality show — you follow what happens in their lives.”

As for the bizarre image of a baby bumped Snooki sipping cranberry juice out of those ubiquitous plastic cups at Karma, Sally Ann insists that this is totally normal. “This can be like her last hurrah. Everyone takes that last vacation before the kids. So this is essentially Snooki’s last summer at the shore without a baby.”

Yes, all pregnant mothers love to go clubbing! It’s so natural. While the producer isn’t batting an eye, Snooki’s castmates do admit to being a bit weirded out. In an interview with People, Vinny Guadagnino says he was surprised by the news, “I had no idea. Actually people would call me, like, ‘Is the show still gonna work?’…And I was like, ‘What are you talking about, she’s not pregnant.’ And then all of the sudden, that whole thing came out and I was like, Oh my God.”

Oh my god is right! That’s the reaction most folks probably had. Vinny does think that “She’ll be a great mom.” and that this was a needed transition in Snooki’s life, adding “I think this is a good wakeup call, so I think she’ll be cool.”

Not content to stay out of the spotlight, cast member and Snooki wannabe Deena Nicole Cortese has been making headlines for having, what appears to be, a brand new face. Deena, who usually has a fuller face, was photographed out and about looking not only thinner but like her face had been molded by a professional. Like all celebrities, Deena denies having any work done, other than a nose job.

She tweeted, “just to let ya know..I have not got any plastic surgery. yes in the past i have had a nose job..and i am not against plastic surgery at all..i have thought about getting it redone to round the tip but haven’t yet..and don’t know if I am.”

She credits her transformation as the result of “eyebrow thinning,” makeup lessons, and a new diet.

[Photos Credit: WENN]

TELL US: DO YOU THINK SNOOKI WILL BE A GOOD MOM? HOW WILL THE SHOW WORK WITH A SOBER, PREGNANT SNOOKS? DO YOU THINK DEENA HAD PLASTIC SURGERY?


Knowing that last night’s episode of Survivor was Colton-free, did you feel better about tuning in to watch?

The now merged tribe celebrates with champagne and cheese back at the beach. Everyone seems to be happy that it’s every player for themselves. Alicia is appalled to think that Christina is still in the game. Let the backstabbing begin! The following morning, Jonas is impressing the women with his culinary skills. Model Jay denies Tarzan some coffee, with Jay informing him that the coffee is only for the people who won it in the last challenge.

What? Tarzan can’t believe his former dude teammate isn’t reverting back to the guys versus the girls alliances. He approaches Mike about getting the gang back together, as the men and women are equal in numbers. Tarzan promises a female defector in the form of Alicia to create a stronger voting pool. Sure, yeah, sounds good, says Mike, who trusts Tarzan about as far as he can throw him. Interesting…it seems the most recent winners don’t want to play the way of the middle school dance with boys on one side and girls on the other.

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Just because the show’s over, doesn’t mean we’re off the hook for stories about The Bachelor. The tabloid-ready combination of Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson are still deemed interesting enough to produce news. Please don’t blame me if you’re sick of them! Blame their publicists.

First up is the rumor that Courtney might be pregnant. This isn’t new, there were reports floating around that she was pregnant about a month ago. An insider says, “Courtney has been hinting to people that work on the show that she’s pregnant!” They go on with some specific hints, “She’s been emotional and complaining of an upset stomach a lot. Whenever anyone offers her a drink she refuses, which isn’t like her at all!”

No alcohol and feeling sick sounds a bit pregnant to me. The source says Ben is also acting differently, and that his friends say he’s “freaking out about something.” They’re at least self-aware enough to know that they should not have a kid together, especially since they broke up just a few months ago. “Ben and Courtney have already had so many issues, they’re really not sure if they’re even going to stay together. It would really be a terrible time to be having a child.”

Even if a child is not in the cards, Ben and Courtney do seem to be giving their relationship a genuine shot. US Magazine reports Courtney was spotted moving in to Ben’s apartment in San Francisco, which he naturally shares with two roommates. Apparently, they do plan on getting their own place. A friend of the couple says, “They want to get settled in as soon as possible.”

Courtney’s even been walking Ben’s dog around the neighborhood and the couple was seen watching college football together a few weekends ago, looking “like an old married couple.” Courtney has since stated that she has yet to move in with Ben.

The duo also took a vacation to Puerto Vallarta last week to, maybe, do some skinny dipping and reignite their romance. Who is paying for this? ABC? Someone is awfully invested in keeping these two together, no? Anyway, in Puerto Vallarta onlookers reported to Life & Style that “When they kissed, it seemed forced.” and “For an engaged couple, they weren’t so lovey-dovey.” The onlooker added, “Ben seemed a bit distracted on the trip.”

An insider says this may be the last try the couple gets to repair their relationship: “This was a make-or-break vacation for them. They wanted to spend time together and see whether this whole thing can work.”

TELL US: DO YOU THINK THIS RELATIONSHIP CAN WORK?

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According to a new report,  Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy‘s marriage continues to remain rocky.

Just how bad is it? The latest issue of In Touch Weekly magazine, out on newsstands tomorrow, states that Jason has even gone as far as to move out of the couple’s $5 million luxury TriBeCa home into a nearby Cosmopolitan Hotel.

Jason, 40, is reportedly telling friends he moved into the hotel, leaving the Bethenny Ever After star and their 23-month-old daughter Bryn behind, due to renovations. His friends are, however, not buying his claims as they believe he left due to being fed up with Bethenny’s diva behavior.

“The fighting has gotten worse,” a source revealed to In Touch. Even worse than what we’ve seen on the show? “Bethenny’s a very difficult person in relationships,” the source added.

Jason’s also said to be upset with Bethenny, 41, over her increasing obsession with her fame, looks, and the launch of her LA-based talk show.

“Her energy has been nervous and neurotic,” the source added. “He can’t take it anymore, so he’s been doing everything on his own.”

Yikes. Bethenny has yet to comment on this story, though she did tweet about her anniversary this morning. “Today is my 2nd anniversary!” she wrote.

Bethenny also tweeted this yesterday: “Bryn was in the other room w jason. I heardi smack sound & crying. She fell of her bike on her face. She’s fine but I wasn’t for a while.”

It is plausible that if Jason did move out, he has since moved back in. Perhaps he just needed some time to cool off. But if true, things are definitely not looking good for this marriage.

Oddly enough, Bethenny’s estranged mom, Bernadette Burke, spoke out against Bethenny and her marriage again this week. Talking to Radar Online, Bernadette stated Bethenny had no respect for marriage and would soon get bored with Jason.

“His problem is he’s too nice, and she’ll grab another nice one, he is replaceable,” said Bernadette. “Nice is boring and Bethenny gets bored with nice. I know she is bored because I get bored watching him.”

Bernadette continues, “She cheated on her first husband after her first couple of months of marriage. She doesn’t have any respect for marriage because she has never seen good marriages.”

Bernadette adds that Bethenny married Jason for all the wrong reasons. “She would never have married Jason but she wanted to have a child and the timing was right. She got what she wanted out of this, she married because of public opinion,” she claims. Bernadette also claims Bethenny never cares for her daughter and is always leaving her with nannies to do photoshoots.

While there might be some truth to some of Bernadette’s comments, emphasis on might, I’m not sure how she could be privy to how Bethenny cares for Bryn considering they have been estranged for years.

[Photo Credit: Guillermo Bosch/INFphoto.com]

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS REPORT? DO YOU BELIEVE IT? OR DO YOU BELIEVE BETHENNY’S MARRIAGE IS BETTER? WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THE COMMENTS BY BETHENNY’S MOM?


Nary a day goes by without some Kardashian drama. Which is unfortunate for all of us, really. In the latest, Kim Kardashian continues with her sneaky, skankerific ways!

Despite recent gossip that she has been linked to Kanye West, it appears Ms. Whoredashian just cannot limit herself to one man – girl needs options. And she is making a play for her friend Eva Longoria‘s ex-boyfriend, Eduardo Cruz!

According to In Touch Weekly (via their print edition), Kim developed an attraction to Eduardo (who also happens to be actress Penelope Cruz‘s brother) and has started distancing herself from Eva in order to pursue him – even missing Eva’s recent birthday party. Eva and Eduardo called things off a few weeks ago and Kim has been on the prowl ever since. She’s been sending him flirty texts and sexy photos of herself – and she’s been trying to plan a secret romantic getaway to Mexico!

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star supposedly met Eduardo at a party in Las Vegas before her wedding and was instantly attracted to him. Eduardo even attended her nuptials as Eva’s date. Unfortunately for Kim, Eduardo isn’t interested in being her flavor of the month and he is hoping to rekindle things with Eva instead.

Moving on, Kris Humprhies is, well… moving on! The NBA star reportedly has a new girlfriend – and she’s anything but famous – although she does resemble someone he was once married to who also happens to be famous.

Kris has reportedly started dating 28-year-old Toronto nurse Bianka Kamber – who is his also ex-girlfriend from his days of living in Canada. Kris wasn’t ready to settle down two years ago when the two were together, but now things have changed.

OK! is reporting that the ex-couple has rekindled things and Kris is hoping it gets serious. “Bianka was his first love,” an insider reveals. “She’s a very down-to-earth, sweet girl. He admits he wants to win her back.”

After seeing the two ladies, it’s definitely fair to say the Kourtney & Kim Take New York star has a type! “He thought I was a lot more attractive than Kim,” Bianka reveals. Another similarity seems to be the number of “K”s populating their names. Can we get a new alphabet letter, already…

And Kris is attracted to the fact that Bianka doesn’t try to control him the way his ex-wife did! “Bianka lets him do what he wants and she doesn’t really stress out that much,” the friend shares. “Kris can be the man in the relationship, wear the pants. He really got his ego messed up when he was with Kim; he just kept feeling so emasculated by it all.” Photos of Bianka are below. I smell a total famewhore with this one!

In other Kris H news, he is still refusing to sign divorce papers and instead is continuing his fight for a public trial and annulment – despite Kim making him a “generous” divorce offer.

E! News is reporting that the paperwork has been ready for months, but Kris is holding out in the hopes of getting a larger chunk of the Kardashian change! “There is a fair offer on the table,” a source explains, “but he just won’t sign it.”

“Kris is dragging it out,” the source says. “Kim is ready to move on, but Kris is hoping that stretching it out will get him even more money.” Reports are claiming that Kris wants $7 million from Kim in exchange for his silence and his promise to never speak of their marriage to the press.

Kim wants to buy his silence – but not for that much! “Kim never considered signing something like that,” the insider claims. “Kris can’t take the time to consider [her] offer, but he finds time to do an interview with a tabloid magazine.”

Kris feels he is owed money – particularly after all the stunts the Kardashians pulled post-wedding and the alleged $17M Kim earned for their nuptials. And if she wants the dissolution of their marriage to happen quickly, he wants her to pay up!

Kris’ attorneys have not commented on the latest allegation.

And finally, Kendall Jenner continues to prove that she has zero supervision while Kris Jenner runs around pimping and Bruce plays with helicopters. The sixteen-year-old famewhore in training, is wasting no time posting racy photos of herself on twitter for attention. Hey, she learned from the best!

Kris J’s second youngest paycheck posted a picture of herself in a skimpy bikini under the caption “miss summer!;” which prompted a whole host of inappropriate and raunchy replies from her followers – many of whom don’t seem to remember that she’s a minor.

Reports have speculated that Kris and Bruce’s marriage is in serious trouble over Kris pushing their teenaged daughters to be sexy in the spotlight. Perhaps there’s more truth to that than we think! The photo of Kendall is below.

IS KIM TRYING TO STEAL EVA’S MAN? DOES KRIS DESERVE A BIGGER DIVORCE SETTLEMENT FOR PUTTING UP WITH KIM? THOUGHTS ON HIS NEW GIRLFRIEND BIANKA? IS KENDALL’S PHOTO INAPPROPRIATE?

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Fans of Real Housewives of Atlanta have been disappointed by this season – even with the addition of Mugshot Marlo Hampton (that girl’s autobiography could easily be titled My Life In Mugshots: A History of Marlo Hampton’s Adventures With The Law)! While the season was lackluster – I blame NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak‘s never gonna be repaired friendship; the reunion was apparently out of control!

While, I do believe nothing could have topped last season’s horrendous Real Housewives of New Jersey showdown; RHOA made a solid effort to dismantle the reigning champion of shocking reunions and the fights were epic!

Since none of the ladies are actually friends anymore, they wasted no time in getting nasty and vitriolic. According to WetPaint, whose source was present at the taping of the event, “It was a whole day of fighting, yelling and accusation-throwing. Everyone was worn out by the time it wrapped.”

Things started getting heated with NeNe and Kim. NeNe shockingly announced “I’m divorced!;” when her former bestie tried to call her out for dating while married (who could forget the “Close your legs to married men,” argument?).

In other outrageous incidents, Sheree Whitfield and NeNe–who started out the season with a bang–went head-to-head in a screaming match. The two continued their heated debate over NeNe’s finances–she’s very rich, remember–and Sheree tried to throw NeNe off her guard by announcing that any money earned from appearing on Celebrity Apprentice goes straight to charity. NeNe checked that boo by announcing she’s richer than She by Shebroke she is spiritually rich!

Not surprising, was Marlo battled every last one of The Smalls! Marlo was only present for a limited segment of the reunion, but the woman came with a vengeance and refused to keep her comments to herself! “Marlo’s M.O. was obvious,” the source explains. “She wants desperately to become a Housewife, so she was trying to show the producers she could really bring it in terms of drama.”

“In her normal fashion, Marlo was throwing out accusations right and left,” the source reveals. “She picked fights with everyone except Nene and Cynthia [Bailey].”

“But she sunk really low when she went after Kandi [Burruss], making all sorts of mean accusations about Kandi’s sex life,” the source reports. “Kandi was livid. It looked like she wanted to throttle Marlo.”

Despite Marlo’s attempts to prove she’s relevant, producers still don’t seem to be biting. “No one thinks they’re going to offer her a bigger role, though,” the source asserts. “Fans don’t seem to like her.” Adding to the speculation that she will be a one-season extra, Marlo has only had one Bravo blog all season (despite being embroiled in plenty of hot drama) and has never made an appearance on Watch What Happens Live.

In other RHOA news, NeNe continues to conquer Hollywood! After a successful role on Glee as sassy swim coach Roz, NeNe has been offered a role in Ryan Murphy‘s newest comedy pilot, The New Normal about a blended family composed of a gay couple and their surrogate. NeNe will have a heavily recurring role as Rocky, according to Deadline.com.

The cast includes a whole host of stars, including David Lyons and Vampire Diaries’ Trent Ford. NeNe’s increasing emergence into the world of acting–you know, in shows where acting is supposed to happen vs. shows where the characters pretend to be real– has many questioning if this season is to be her last as a Housewife. NeNe has revealed that she has no interest in a spin-off for Bravo and she has been increasingly checked out of the action all season!

Finally, some gossip that’s–quite frankly–delicious, but not entirely reliable. MediaTakeOut is reporting that Sheree’s daughter, Tierra has eloped with long-time boyfriend Damon!

According to their source, while Damon was seen asking Sheree for permission AND planning the proposal, the two were more than ready to get engaged – and what we saw on camera was all an act! Remember, Damon told Sheree he had already spoken to Bob Whitfield about asking for Tierra’s hand in marriage!

Unfortunately, the brief time he spent planning with Sheree scared the crap out of him and Damon started to get cold feet. He reportedly believed Tierra may have some secret gold digging ways of her own that had been kept in hiding all these years.

Apparently, the couple worked past their issues, and allegedly ELOPED last moth. Without inviting Sheree to the wedding – or letting her know of their plans! Bravo is reportedly furious at the turn of events, as they were planning to film the wedding and were promised the access. They’re now trying to recreate the wedding to fabricate a storyline.

I find that last part dubious, as filming has already ended for this season (unless they were trying to throw the wedding scene in last-minute, as they did with Pandora Todd‘s nuptials) and season five contracts have definitely not been signed. Many rumors have circulated that this will be Sheree’s last season with the show as she pretty much has nothing to offer. Perhaps Tierra’s wedding was a last-ditch effort to grab producer’s attention so she would have a storyline next season.

We’ll keep you posted on the updates concerning Tierra and Damon! Sheree has not commented on the news, yet!

ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT THE REUNION? DO YOU EXPECT TO SEE MARLO BACK NEXT SEASON? SURPRISED BY THE NEWS OF TIERRA AND DAMON’S ALLEGED ELOPEMENT – DO YOU BELIEVE IT?

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