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Oh, will the Real Housewives of New York casting drama never end? Apparently not, as this time it’s Countess LuAnn’s turn to give an opinion on the infamous pink slipping of her brunette counterparts!

Speaking to Wetpaint Entertainment before her appearance at The Real Housewives Live Tour, LuAnn admitted the firings came as a shock! “I was surprised they let go of four girls.”

And while LuAnn will “really miss Jill,” she is optimistic about the new ladies. “I’m excited about the new cast,” although she hasn’t actually met any of her new co-stars. If they are all friends with Ramona Singer, I predict a rocky fifth season for our favorite ex-countess!

And speaking of exes, ex-housewife Alex McCord and ex-hanger-on Simon van Kempen are finally moving forward after getting terminated! In a shocking interview with the NY Post, Simon admits the duo was out of place among their castmates (yes, I read it twice to make sure I wasn’t seeing things). “Alex and I were always miscast in the show,” he confesses. “And if [Bravo] is taking it to the ‘Beverly Hills’ level of money, of course we wouldn’t be on.” Wow… refreshing honesty, Simon!

As for the rumors that the McCord-Van Kempens begged Bravo for their jobs back, even willing to take a 50% pay cut out of their $275,000 salary, Simon calls the gossip “100 percent not true,” which was also confirmed by a Bravo rep (a very reliable source, if I’ve ever heard one!).

“Once we had a no, it was no,” Simon explains. “That would’ve just perpetuated the perception we are the wannabes they made us out to be.” Wait – Bravo made them look like wannabes? #Idontbelieveyou.

“We’re sad it’s not continuing. But four years wasn’t bad,” Simon concludes. Good attitude Silex! The two reveal they are now focusing on a line of Egyptian-cotton towels and bedding, called Aluxe, which they plan to launch this week.

It also appears the firing of Silex isn’t preventing Ramona from contuining to hang out with Alex. Ramona posted the following photo below of herself hanging out with Alex over the weekend. Ramona wrote on her facebook today: “Morning! How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was great. Ended it last night celebrating Alex’s birthday!”

Gossip columnist Rob Shuter tweeted that filming on the new season of RHONY officially begins today. You can CLICK HERE to read all about the new housewives!

Are you surprised LuAnn will miss Jill? Did any of you attend the Housewives Live Tour – thoughts? Are you impressed with Silex’s new attitude?

In the wake of Kimsha Artest’s accusations about having her scenes cut from Basketball Wives: L.A. (as well as hurling insults at Miami’s queen bee Shaunie O’Neal), some of the original Basketball Wives are responding to her tirade.

You may recall that last week, Kimsha took to the Facebook machine to let all of cyberspace know that Shaunie was behind Kimsha’s lack of face-time on VH1′s reality show. She also not so kindly insinuated that Shaunie spent a good amount of her time kissing up to her fellow cast mate Evelyn Lozada. Not surprisingly, both Shaunie and Evelyn are not going to turn the other cheek.

Evelyn, always the calm one, has come to the defense of her BFF Shaunie, revealing the true reason for Kimsha’s absence on Basketball Wives: L.A. Apparently, she’s not shown because she’s a (say it with me!) non-mutha f**kin’ factor. Of course she is! Evelyn made the following tweets -

“**CLEARING THINGS UP** @ShaunieONeal does not have anything 2 do with the LA show!If your scenes were edited then that means u were a NMFF!

I think it’s ridiculous 2 place blame on someone if your scenes didn’t make the cut! Everything we say doesn’t! Some more than others. Everything u say wont air.

FYI – I’m not kissing anyone’s ass or vice versa! I been friends with Shaunie for 6 years now, way before BBall Wives existed! #Loyal I’m not taking shots either, but some of the shit I read is just plain stupid! I’m being a realest & keeping it 100! Blame your self! #Boom”

That Evelyn is quite the wordsmith.

Shaunie flat out denies any feud between the ladies. In a statement to VH1, she says, “We’ve never met, so there is no relationship. I’ve met Ron [Artest] before a couple times, but never Kimsha, ever. I can’t say anything about her because I don’t know her. I don’t know how you fight someone that you’ve never met nor talked to. We’ve never been in the same place at the same time that I know of. And I would never ever fight somebody, I guess you’d have to meet them first to do that, and that’s never happened. So, I really don’t know where all that came from.”

Even Kimsha’s hubby Ron Artest Metta World Peace is weighing in, saying there can’t be a feud as Kimsha never made the initial attacks on Facebook. He reveals, “Kimsha Artest on Facebook is fake. I will not post her real fb. But that one is fake!!” Metta says, “Don’t believe any negative comments you here about Kimsha Artest. She is happy to be working with viacom and vh1…She has no drama with Shaunie or anyone.” He concludes, “Kimsha Artest does not like drama so that’s why y’all have not seen her on the show. She doesn’t want to be seen representing females falsely.”

Hmmm…legitimate case of stolen identity or major damage control? I’m sure it isn’t all that difficult to create a fake Facebook page, but I also don’t put it past any of these ladies to create major drama and then start back pedaling as fast as humanly possible. A new episode of Basketball Wives: L.A. airs tonight at 8PM ET on VH1.

DO YOU THINK SOMEONE CREATED THE FAKE PAGE TO STIR THE POT, OR WAS THAT THE REAL KIMSHA ARTEST? WHY DO YOU THINK KIMSHA HAS BEEN ABSENT FROM THE SHOW LATELY?

Real Housewives of Atlanta is starting soon and the drama is unfolding well before the season premieres!

Apparently, soon to be former housewife, Kim Zolciak has fired her long-time assistant and close friend, Sweetie Hughes!

Poor Sweetie has been the victim of not just Kim’s crazy, but also NeNe Leakes’ and radio host Rickey Smiley’s when he started a “Free Sweetie” campaign after the infamous final NeNe vs. Kim blow-out last season! Sweetie claimed the effort ruined her life, although she does communicate with Smiley via Twitter, and defended Kim’s treatment of her. Well, now it seems that Sweetie has been set free!

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According to Kim’s daughter Brielle who was questioned via Formspring about Sweetie not living with Kim in the family’s new house; the long-suffering and probably abused assistant was “fiiredd”!

When pushed for more information, Brielle responded “I really don’t want to talk about it” and simply stating: “long story” when asked what happened. She also admitted their family no longer talks to Sweetie! No information about when Sweetie was actually let go, but as of late-July she was still working for Kim.

As for Sweetie she has given no statement on the situation, but she did wish Kim’s younger daughter Arianna a happy birthday via Twitter.

Sweetie is definitely appearing in this seasons RHOA, so hopefully we will get to the bottom of the drama!

In other interesting RHOA news, the almost-divorced, NeNe is now a restaurant owner! NeNe Tweeted that she is opening a Famous Famiglia restaurant in the Sacramento International Airport of all places. The pizza depot is slated to open THIS WEEK on Oct 6th. A photo of the new outpost is below – it’s super classy. Four Michelin stars!

As to why she suddenly decided to go into the Italian Fast Food restaurant industry, perhaps NeNe has been hanging out with Teresa Giudice or something…

Are you surprised Kim fired Sweetie? Do you believe it’s final or just a fight between the two ladies? Are you as shocked as I am that NeNe has gone into the pizza business? Would you eat there?

Fame whore/former Real Housewives of DC star Tareq Salahi is finding many creative and very public ways to heal his broken heart after his wife Michaele Salahi ran off with another man!

The latest with Tareq are his plans to now produce his own dating reality show! Apparently, many clueless women are just dying to date the troubled reality star!

According to TMZ, Tareq, 43, has been pitching his dating show to various networks, with the non-vomit inducing title of “Seducing Salahi.”

The dating show would shoot at his winery in Virginia and would be similar to the formula of the “Flavor of Love” and “Rock of Love” type shows — with 14 women competing for Tareq’s affection.

And get this, TMZ adds that several networks are actually interested! Yikes.

When Tareq’s not busy planning his dating show, he is also training for a “celebrity” boxing match. Tareq is planning to box fellow “celebrity” Jose Canseco on November 5. Tareq assures us via TMZ that when he steps into the ring, all he will be thinking about is the face of the man who stole his wife, Neal Schon aka the guitarist for the band Journey.

And speaking of Neal, he spent the weekend serenading his lady love Michelle on stage during a Journey concert.

The special event was for Michaele’s 46th birthday on Saturday. She came out on stage during which Neal serenaded her by singing “Happy Birthday.” TMZ summed it up best with this quote: “Sounds like a dream birthday any girl would want … in 1982.” A video of the serenading is below -

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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST WITH THE SALAHIS? WOULD YOU WATCH TAREQ’S DATING SHOW?

There’s a big change coming up on next season’s America’s Next Top Model as judge André Leon Talley is leaving the show following four cycles.

PEOPLE magazine is confirming that André, Vogue contributing editor, will be replaced by New York Fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone.

“I am a huge fan of America’s Next Top Model and have watched the show for years,” said Kelly, 45, owner of People’s Revolution. “Having worked in various aspects of the fashion industry over the course of my career, I am excited for this new opportunity and hope to bring a different perspective to the show.”

André, 61, who joined the show in early 2010 after many years of pleading from Tyra Banks, reveals there are no hard feelings about the change. “I had a great ride and will always consider my experience with Top Model one of the best moments of my life,” he states. “Tyra is an incredible role model and I learned so much sitting next to her through four cycles.”

Kelly will replace André starting early next year with cycle 18. She is well known for starring on MTV’s “The Hills” and Bravo’s “Kell on Earth“.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON ANTM’S JUDGING CHANGE? WILL KELLY MAKE A GOOD JUDGE?

Days after a photo leaked online showing her husband Joe Giudice having dinner with his girlfriend a mystery woman, an article came out stating Teresa Giudice was laughing off the cheating rumors as she believed the woman in the photo was simply a family friend.

Well fast forward to today and an insider exclusively tells Reality Tea that is far from the case. According to the source, Teresa, star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, is “a mess” and very “upset” over both the photo and the cheating rumors.

The insider reveals this isn’t the first time Teresa has had to deal with Joe’s questionable actions. “Teresa has accused him of infidelity many times over the years,” says the source. “Before she was on RHONJ, she expressed that to her family and friends.”

The insider adds that Teresa is definitely not laughing off the latest cheating rumors. “Joe isn’t so innocent and she knows it. She isn’t home laughing like Rob’s article said. She is a mess.”

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As for the state of Teresa and Joe’s marriage, the insider adds that it is definitely not the happy go lucky union they try to portray on the In Touch Weekly magazine covers. “Joe cannot stand Teresa. The way he acts toward her on TV is the real deal,” says the source to Reality Tea. “Over the years Joe has been in some shady situations and his loyalty to Teresa has been questionable. He very frequently went to strip clubs and spent many late nights out with “the guys”. That is why when the show started Teresa was always talking about their sex life.” Ai ya ya.

The source adds that those close to the couple found it odd that Joe missed the Posche fashion show while his brother Pete Giudice attended the show with his wife Sheila Giudice. The photo of Joe with the mystery woman was snapped while the fashion show was going on.

For the time being the insider adds that Teresa is also “panicking” over Jacqueline’s recent tweets. As for Joe Gorga, he is said to be livid with Teresa and currently not speaking to her. Can’t say we blame him as more than one source has confirmed to us that Teresa was indeed in on the plan to try to expose Melissa Gorga as a past stripper. Except Melissa was never even a stripper.

Our insider supplied us with the below photo of Teresa with Pete Giudice and his wife Sheila at the Posche show. It is being rumored that Bravo is considering adding Sheila to the cast. Another fun fact? Sheila CANNOT stand Teresa!

Meanwhile Caroline Manzo is now speaking out on Jacqueline Laurita’s latest twitter rants in which she revealed her plans to quit the show. While a source confirmed to PEOPLE magazine days ago that Jacqueline had indeed quit, Caroline states not so fast.

As she participated in the Real Housewives Bravo tour in Atlantic City yesterday, Caroline shrugged off Jacqueline’s threats. “We have our good days and our bad days,” she explained to Wet Paint. “Every single one of us has felt like [leaving].”

Caroline warns fans of the show not to take Jacqueline’s tweets to heart: “Maybe [Jackie's] in a funk now, and in two hours she’ll be like, ‘Hey, when are we filming next week?’” Interesting comments there by the Caroline. Jacqueline also posted a long message on her twitter page yesterday in an attempt to expose Teresa’s lies. A screenshot of that message is below.

Moving on to tonight’s all new episode of the RHONJ! On the 18th episode this season (the finale airs next week) titled “An Inconvenient Truce,” the wives continue their vacation in Punta Cana, but they discover the open-air market and streets can be hazardous (especially in heels). Back in the Garden State, Ashley considers getting a tattoo, and Caroline’s sons host a product-launch party. Also: Melissa prepares for an important performance. The new episode airs at 10/9c.

Watch What Happens Live - The guest tonight is Caroline Manzo!

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With so much drama surrounding the Real Housewives of New Jersey and the Posche Fashion Show, we can finally bring you the actual photos from the event which was attended by all the cast members! More photos of the cast at the fashion show below!

In addition to the photos, there is also more news to report on posche-stripper-gate of course. The latest is that the former manager of the strip club which some were claiming Melissa Gorga used to dance at has now come out on record denying those pesky rumors.

Larry Guarino, Melissa’s former manager at Lookers Gentleman’s Club in Elizabeth, N.J., insists to Us Weekly that Melissa was absolutely NEVER a stripper at the club. Larry admits he did hire Melissa years ago but only to work as a bartender!

“She was a bartender for a couple of months years ago, it was such a short time,” Guarino states of his former employee. “She was never ever a dancer.” A source also confirms to UsWeekly that Teresa was in on the set-up to, you know, try to expose Melissa as something she never was. “[Teresa] was trying to embarrass Melissa and imply she used to be a stripper. All the other [cast members] thought it was wrong of Teresa.”

Melissa released a blog post on her official website yesterday stating that while she bartended at the club, she never danced. Part of Melissa’s statement below -

“The accusation that I was once a dancer at a strip club. This is 100% NOT TRUE. I did bartend for a few weeks at a bikini bar while I was in college. My outfit was a tank top, shorts and sneakers. SORRY, no bubbies there.

The reason I am so adamant about clearing this up is because people are making false accusations solely to hurt me and my family. Someone desperately wants to knock me down and prove that I have something to hide, but then tries to cover it up by putting the blame on production. I have been happily married to my husband for 7 years and we have 3 beautiful children. Even if I had been a dancer, I do not know why anyone would care 10 years later.”

What’s sad is that person trying to tear her down is her own sister-in-law Teresa Giudice. In fact, just days after a RHONJ insider confirmed to us that Teresa and her new BFF Kim DePaola were behind the set-up, Jacqueline Laurita is now confirming the same in a series of explosive tweets made this morning.

Jacqueline is very upset, rightfully so, about a story that Teresa’s camp likely leaked out to the Huffington Post yesterday. In the article, a mysterious “source” accused Jacqueline of leaking a photo of Joe Giudice having dinner with another woman to the press.

Jacqueline not only called Teresa “scum” this morning but she also posted the text messages she sent to Teresa which actually prove she was trying to help out Teresa by warning her about the image that was about to leak. After posting those texts (some of which are posted below) Jacqueline then made the following tweets -

“Teresa put out an article that I text her and threatened to release those pictures and I didn’t! I wanted to prove that. Teresa is scum!”

“What until u hear the rest.There is much more but I’m letting it all unravel little by little all on it’s own.No more talk about it!”

Ai ya ya, things are definitely getting ugly in New Jersey! Below are more photos from the Posche Fashion Show and screen shots of Jacqueline’s text messages to Teresa.

Photos credit: Dave Kotinsky/Davekotinsky.com

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST? WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF JACQUELINE’S TWEETS?

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Kim Kardashain, star of tabloid media, sex tapes, and bad reality TV graces the pages of a serious publication as the newest covergirl for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine!

The Arabian issue, shot by famed photographer John Russo, features a variety of Dolce & Gabbana “star” themed dresses – cause Kim’s a star, ya’ll!

Kim posted the behind the scenes pics on her personal website (which I know you all frequent daily), announcing: “This is my first cover in the Middle East and I [am] so pleased with how it turned out! Do you guys like it?” Well, do you guys like it? I think it’s pretty good. For Kim. More photos from the shoot are below.

And for those of you Kardashian lovers, the stars of Keeping Up With The Kardashians will be invading your day-time TV as they take over for the final hour of Today EVERY SINGLE DAY of next week!

Yes, you read that correctly. Here’s how it breaks down: five Kardashians divided into five days. Khloe will co-host with Hoda Kotb on Monday, Bruce Jenner Kardashian on Tuesday, Kris Jenner Kardashian on Wednesday, Kourtney on Thursday, and the grand finale: Kim on Friday! Woooo – set your DVRs right. now.

And even more exciting, the four-hour Kim & Kris Humphries divorce in training wedding spectacular will air on E! as a two-part primetime special beginning on Oct 9th! Oh, lord – get the boxed wine ready… E! released the beautiful TwitPic Save The Date inviting all of us special guests to attend the super-private and intimate nuptials of America’s royal couple. #sarcasm.

And if you think it’s all cake and roses, you’re wrong as Kim discovers in the weeks leading up to her big day that Khloe has reservations about Kim’s impending nuptials! In a sneak peak of the special, Kim and Khloe get into an argument after Kim discovers Khloe pulled Kris aside during their engagement party to inform him they are marrying too soon! Pot meet Kettle, Mrs. Odom.

Khloe’s defense is that she is protective of Kim. Oh, and Kris accused her of marrying Lamar Odom because of his Lakers status and Kris is jealous.

Well, Kim is so furious that Khloe tried to warn Kris about what he’s getting into ruin her special day, she threatens to uninvite her to the wedding. Seriously, Kim? The preview clip is below!

What do you think of Kim’s Harper’s Bazaar photos – impressed or unimpressed? Are you excited about the Kardashian-infested Today segments? Will you be watching the Wedding Special or avoid it like the plague (as I plan to do)?

Photo Credits: John Russo for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine.

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