We convene with the ladies of Basketball Wives: L.A. for the second half of the reunion. Fingers crossed that we actually get some gossip and hopefully a resolution to the drama. What am I thinking? That never happens on reunion shows!
John Salley questions Laura Govan about the Kardashian-esque twenty-three karat ring on her finger. She coyly reveals it cost almost a million dollars. Laura and Gilbert Arenas are engaged, have bought a house together and are living in Orlando.
Speaking of weddings, Jackie Christie’s sixteenth wedding to Doug Christie is highlighted. Doug joins the ladies on stage, and he is such an eloquent, well-spoken gentleman. I guess opposites truly do attract! Jackie expresses her disappointment that Draya Michele wasn’t at the ceremony, and Draya defends her decision not to come, reiterating that she was casually invited as an afterthought during a phone conversation.
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There’s something different about Alexis Bellino. Is it her new nose perhaps?
The Real Housewives of Orange County star is finally admitting to a nose job – her first facial plastic surgery, or so she claims! Speaking to the Orange County Register, Alexis explains it’s nothing drastic, but people are wondering if something about her face has changed!
“Most people don’t even know I had a nose job,” she said of the new schnoz she purchased in mid-October, “They notice something [new] about me. It’s perked up my face.”
Alexis reveals it was not only vanity that led her to alter the face God gave her; it was a medical procedure! According to Alexis she got the surgery to help with the debilitating sinus infections she has suffered from for years. And while she was at it, she decided to change the way her nose looked. Apparently there was a bump resulting from when she broke her nose at age six.
Sadly, Alexis says she experienced a difficult recovery which took “weeks longer” because it was more than just a cosmetic procedure and she is still slightly swollen. But she loves her new nose! And so does Dr. Niccole! “Wait ’til you see her nose. It’s just perfect,” he enthused. “I don’t want to brag, she’s a pretty girl, I didn’t have Jimmy durante’s nose [to work with]. But wait ’til you see her. It’s really gorgeous.”
Who else loves her new sniffer? Husband,Jim-Blob Bellino! “Oh, he loves it,” Dr Niccole assured. “Thank God. I prayed for about a week on that one.”
For those of you wondering how changing her nose coincides with Alexis’ strict Christian beliefs – there’s no conflicts. WWJD? According to Alexis, He would get a nose job if it made him happy! “I believe it is okay for me to have a procedure done on my body because it boosts my confidence and I believe that God wants me to be happy,” Alexis recently stated in a blog defending her plastic surgery and wardrobe choices. Well, whatever makes you happy Jesus Barbie!
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THOUGHTS ON ALEXIS’ NEW NOSE? CAN YOU EVEN TELL THE DIFFERENCE? DO YOU BELIEVE SHE SHOULD STOP WITH THE PLASTIC SURGERY?
The network promises past clients (from all five seasons) will return to dish on relationships and someone will have a special surprise. The reunion will be a two part special with part I airing tonight at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT and part II airing next Tuesday, December 6th At 9 pm ET/PT.
The press release states “Andy Cohen sits down with Patti for the first-ever reunion special. Visited by some of Patti’s most memorable clients, including Hello Kitty fanatic Robin Kassner, who offered to buy her date a Maserati; Stacy Kessler, who Patti accused of having a mid-life crisis; Zagros Bigvand, who didn’t follow Patti’s rule of “no sex before monogamy;” retired NFL star turned ESPN-commentatorMarcellus Wiley, “Million Dollar Listing” star Madison Hildebrand, and more.”
A bit surprising because ratings for the show have taken a dip this year, but by having on the craziest guests from all five seasons, it will definitely make for a must-see reunion!
The reunion part I airs tonight (9/8c). A preview clip featuring the infamousShaunaRaisch is below!
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On last night’s episode, Yandy, who manages rapper Jim Jones, got into it with his long-term girlfriend Chrissy Lampkin who felt Jim was nothing more than a check to Yandy.
In an interview with MTV, Yandy admits managing Jim tends to put her in a number of sticky situations. “When you guys see Jim walk outside, he’s calling me and he’s going crazy on me,” explains Yandy of the scene in the first episode where Jim first sees his mom’s song “Psychotic” — a diss track to Chrissy on WorldStarHipHop. “Not only are you a manager, but you’re an advisor, you’re a friend, you’re a counselor, you’re a therapist, so in that moment it was ‘let me keep Jim out of jail before hurting somebody over at WorldStar.”
Yandy adds that the drama is also difficult for Jim. “I think Jim gets to a point where [he thinks] — it’s my mom and it’s my wife — he loves them both dearly and of course he doesn’t want to see them fight, but it’s a hard place to be,” states Yandy. “They’re both A-type personalities, so just trying to back them both down or have someone apologize, it’s just not gonna happen. So he does things ways man thing to do and that’s just wash his hands of it.”
It, however, appears all is well between Yandy and Jim as she tweeted last night: “Man you know how much I love Jim and he was being mean! Lol.”
As the season moves along, you have to wonder if Chrissy is getting a big ego based on her season 1 popularity as she seems to have a problem with almost everyone this season. And speaking of last night’s episode, I was a little surprised with Emily’s bold toast to Kimbellain which she stated “A toast to you, Kimbella, for making the cover, you are the most qualified. You’ve had the most black men in you, including mine.” Can you say Ouch!
While witty, I can’t help but wonder why Emily is not as upset with her baby daddy Fabolous, a.k.a. the man who cheated on her, as she is with Kimbella. In fact, Emily was photographed attending a Fabolous event just two weeks ago as well as posing for a picture with both Fabolous and actress/singer Adrienne Bailon (long rumored to have been Fabolous’ chick on the side while he was dating Emily). Hmmm. Things that make you wonder…
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE? WAS CHRISSY JUSTIFIED IN HER ARGUMENT WITH YANDY? OR DID SHE OVERREACT? WAS EMILY JUSTIFIED IN HER TOAST TO KIMBELLA?
On last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, things got ridiculous in a big way. I mean big. It was a penis spectacular as the talk was of men, circumcision and some of Phaedra’s more eccentric clients (and I don’t mean Bobbi Brown!). Thank goodness for censorship bars!
Things start out with Phaedra begging Kim’s forgiveness for the baby shower blow out between Peter and Apollo. Kim succinctly tells us that next time ex-cons and ass holes are off the guest list! Phaedra comes a calling with a huge gift and is instantly forgiven – she could have told Kim Kroy was to blame so long as she brought a present. Ok, actually Phaedra apologized — admitting she was embarrassed by Apollo — and Kim accepted. There’s apparently been no word and NO retail apology from Cynthia despite her geriatric husband acting crazy. The ladies talk labor and Phaedra was as crazy as a vampire in sunlight. Love it!
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In her latest blog with Bravo, Kyle reveals the situation/confrontation involving Taylor was “very difficult” because no one wanted to put her in harm’s way.
First Kyle reveals her reasons for not defending pal Lisa Vanderpump, though she wouldn’t have needed to defend Lisa had she not been talking smack about Lisa with Taylor to begin with! Kyle wrote: “Although, Lisa wanted me to step in more, we were okay. I honestly did not want to be involved in another argument. I was still recovering from Game Night. The last thing I wanted to do was get in the middle of someone else’s fight.”
Kyle then sort of makes excuses for her comment about Lisa ‘preying on the weak.’ She writes, “In the episode when I had my séance, Taylor came over to my house to say she was upset with Lisa. We had a conversation on my bed where she told me that she was “scared of Lisa” and that she was intimidated by her. I have never felt that way about Lisa, but I am a strong person. I told her she should be stronger with Lisa. I said “maybe she preys on weak people.” I think that “prey” was too strong of a word. That conversation wasn’t about Lisa. I was trying to help Taylor be a stronger person in general, to have her speak up for herself — in all areas of her life. I know it bothered Lisa that I said that, and I do feel bad about that. I am not premeditated in what I am going to say. That means there will be times I regret saying certain things.”
Kyle also touched on Taylor’s confrontation turned intervention: “Later Adrienne, Camille, and I had dinner and discussed the tea party. I know Camille was worried that Taylor was upset with her. Camille spoke the truth. Taylor was obviously concerned because it was put out in the open. However, sometimes people say things in the heat of the moment. Emotions were running high. This situation is very difficult and none of us wanted to hurt her or put her in harm’s way. Later, I told Taylor later that Camille was just saying what Taylor had told all of us.”
In a new interview with Wetpaint, Kyle revealed her sisterKim Richards is still dating and living with her boyfriend, Ken Blumenfeld. When asked about Kim’s relationship, Kyle says disapprovingly, “They are still living together and I haven’t been over there.”
In other news, according to a new report by Star Magazine, newbie Brandi Glanvillelied her way onto the show! So what exactly did Brandi lie about? According to the mag, she fibbed… big time about her so called friendship with Lisa’s former houseboy housemate Cedric Martinez.
“He’s my best gay friend!” Brandi announced to reporters back in February during the above staged outing with Cedric. “I’ve known him for 16 years. We modeled together in Milan and Paris and London back in the day.”
However, a source close to Brandi reveals it was all a lie! “Bravo bigwigs set the meeting up to see if Brandi and Cedric would bond and if she could prove a worthy opponent for Lisa,” an insider reveals. “Brandi came up with the story of their ‘friendship’ over lunch, hoping it would land her on the show.”
The source adds: “It obviously worked! And it really makes you question how much else she’s lied about over the years.”
Brandi, however, denies lying to get on the show, telling the Rumor Fix blog: “I got the show because of my friendship with Adrienne Maloof, she suggested me for the show. I am friendly with Cedric but that actually almost ruined my chances to get on the show as he is not liked on RHOBH. There is an ex-friend of mine with a major drug habit to support that went to Star and sold them several stories about me that will be coming out soon.This woman is a bottom feeder and I don’t want to pay her too much attention.”
Moving on to tonight’s all new episode of the RHOBH: On the 13th episode titled ‘Adrienne’s Fashion Show,’ Adrienne throws a lush-and-plush backyard fashion show, but brewing and stewing tension from the notorious tea party creates potential conflict. The episode airs at 9/8c tonight and a preview clip is below!
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KYLE’S COMMENTS? DO YOU BELIEVE BRANDI LIED TO BRAVO? PLUS THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?
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Following the very harsh backlash from the public overKim Kardashian’s quickie marriage and divorce, it appears the only shot the Kardashians have at redeeming their image is to make Kim’s husband of 72 days, Kris Humphries, into the ultimate villain… And that folks is exactly what they are doing!
Kimmie, 31, graces the latest cover of UsWeekly magazine which paints her as the ultimate victim, even going as far as to call her husband of 72 days the “husband from hell.”
What exactly makes Kris the husband from hell? Well, according to a source close to Kimmie and the geniuses at UsWeekly, Kris would jokingly tell his wife she has a “fat ass” which apparently translates into calling her fat! Even more horrific, Kris would verbally abuse his wife by saying truly very terrible things to her such as the truth “she had no talent and her fame wouldn’t last.”
“He tried to control Kim by bringing her down,” a source tells Us magazine. “He belittled her in front of people… He’d call her stupid. It was truly sickening.” Sure he did!
“Kris was so different,” after the wedding, insists a friend of Kim’s. Adding that when Kim first met Kris, “he was fun and low-key and Kim thought, that is it.”
Kris, however, changed after the honeymoon, claims the sources close to Kim, stating whenever Kim wanted to spend time with him in front of cameras, “he would tell her she was acting like too much of a wife and ‘get over it.”
The sources go on to claim Kris, who has been unable to work due to the NBA lockout, would spend almost every night out partying while Kim was at home or working. “He started to love the life, going out every night partying,” claims Kim’s friend. “He and his friends had never experienced anything like that and started to demand free tables, free bottles (at clubs). It was embarrassing to her. She goes to bed at 9 p.m.”
When Kris partied sources claim he “was definitely not on good behavior.” The Kardashian insider adds, “When he drinks with his friends, he gets wild.” And when he went to Miami without Kim in October, a source from the club states:“The girls were bragging about dancing up on Kim’s man.”
As for poor long-suffering wife of 72 days Kim, who was not at all consumed with greed and fame by her decision to marry a man she barely knew, she is now described as being “heartbroken and living in misery”, all very evident by the kissy face photo she posted to her fans just a week ago!
“She’s trying to figure her life out,” adds the Kardashian insider. “Kim wanted the relationship to work so bad,” says another pal.
…But don’t feel bad for Kimmie just yet, while she might be “heartbroken and living in misery,” she still managed to attend the DWTS finale last week to support her brother Rob Kardashian!
Even better, the heartbroken one also managed to orchestrate a PR photo op to rehab her image when for the first time in her career, she decided to volunteer at the Los Angeles Shelter to help feed the homeless on Nov. 23. The good news is in reading the comments from other major blogs such as TMZ and UsWeekly, I would say over 95% of those comments are negative with pretty much everyone seeing this as nothing but a transparent attempt to redeem her image! Smart folks I tell ya!
More pictures of Kim volunteering below.
Finally, the new season of Kourtney and Kim Take New Yorkaired last night on E! and while the few remaining fans of Kimmie were excited to see the show, no one was more excited than Kim Kardashian herself! Fameho Kimmie spent most of yesterday promoting the show on Twitter! Which many, I included, found very odd that any normal human being would be so gung ho and excited about a show that is focused on her marriage falling apart.
Below are some of Kimmie’s Tweets -
Very odd and disturbing… This tweet by Twitter user @activistdocgrrl kind of sums it up best: “@KimKardashian make me understand, your marriage is falling apart on TV and you are excited about people trending #KKtNY and #baby Mason?”
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TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE KRIS WAS A HUSBAND FROM HELL OR IS THIS AN ATTEMPT BY THE KARDASHIANS TO MAKE KIM A VICTIM? ARE YOU BUYING KIM’S VOLUNTEERING? THOUGHTS ON KIMMIE’S TWEETS ABOUT THE SHOW AND LAST NIGHT’S PREMIERE?
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Gretchen Rossi is talking the upcoming season of Real Housewives of OC, specifically new Housewife Heather Dubrow. It sounds like Heather was in for a wild ride of Housewives hazing before settling in and being accepted into the cast full of catty over-grown mean girls.
Speaking to Us Magazine, Gretchen reveals “we were pretty hard on her.” Although Gretchen is not revealing who that “her” is, because Bravo has yet to confirm that Heather, who has been spotted filming several times with the cast and was mentioned by Vicki Gunvalson in a recent interview, is the newest Housewife! “At first I didn’t like her, but now I really like her,” Gretchen explains.
“As I’ve gotten to know her the friendship has blossomed. She’s blunt and she’s very straight forward yet she has a very classic and sophisticated appeal to her. I think the audience is really going to like her. ”
And poor Heather was definitely put through the wringer! “We just gave her a hard time and every time she said something we’d just be rolling our eyes or doing something, but nothing too harsh,” Gretchen informs us. “We don’t make her go running in her underwear around the street or anything like that!” Oh, how kind of you…
In other RHOC news, Gretchen and her boyfriend, fiancé, leased object, partner – whatever –Slade Smiley hosted a cancer benefit this past week and the OC Register was on hand to cover the event. The event, Magic of Giving, was hosted in honor Slade’s son Grayson Smiley, who is battling a rare form of brain cancer and has undergone seven brain surgeries. Slade has credited much of his financial difficulty to providing treatment for his son’s care, for which as you can imagine, bills are exorbitant.
The $50 a head gala, held at Victor Paul Salon raised money for the Beckstrand Cancer Foundation, which assists cancer families experiencing financial difficulty by helping to pay medical bills.
The evening featured a magic show by famous illusionist Anthony “the Magic” Hernandez and was attended by several other celebrities, including Project Runway’s Michael Costello. The entire OC cast was in attendance (including Heather), as Bravo was filming the evening for the upcoming season!
Vicki, who attended the event with boyfriend Brooks Ayers, was happy to be included. And singing a different tune she had nothing but empathy for Slade’s situation! Hmmm… is it because she now knows from experience?
“We’re all either stricken or know somebody that has been stricken with cancer. My heart goes out to Slade,” Vicki sympathized. Her own daughter Briana Wolfsmith (who eloped this week) has undergone tests for cancerous tissues.
“Anything I can do to help Grayson, I will,” Vicki continued. “Everything aside, and it’s about this little boy. At the end of the day, we are all compassionate. That’s why we’re here. We love little Grayson. I’ve known him for eight years now. He doesn’t deserve this. It’s a tough life for him.”
“I’m very thrilled people that people are willing to give up their time to support something like this,” Slade announced. “Everyone’s affected in some way.” As for his take on the upcoming season 7 of RHOC, which is currently filming, Slade promises big changes!
“You’ll see a lot this season, a lot of relationships have evolved and changed,” Slade revealed. “There’s been a major attempt at mending broken fences. There is still some conflict within the women, but they all came together for Beckstrand.” Indeed, based on some recent photos taken during filming; it seems the ladies are making an effort to put pettiness aside and strive for a more fun-loving, positive seventh season! Here’s hoping, at least…
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THOUGHTS ON GRETCHEN’S COMMENTS ABOUT HEATHER? THOUGHTS ON THE MAGIC OF GIVING EVENT; SURPSIED THAT THE ENTIRE CAST ATTENDED? ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT THE UPCOMING SEASON OF REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY?
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