Kim Kardashian shared a fun throwback photo of herself, posing with former bestie Paris Hilton, back in 2006. It made us reminisce about Paris’ reality show days on The Simple Life. Since we were feeling nostalgic, we browsed through some super old stories on the site. It inspired us to share a little Throwback Thursday love. We’re revisiting some of the crazy news and stories from July, 2009! What a difference five and a half years makes!
Remember when Bethenny Frankeldenied getting her own spinoff show? And wouldn’t confirm her engagement to Jason Hoppy? Here she is four years and two spinoffs later, returning to her reality TV roots.
Sonja Morgan has finally launched a business! Sadly it’s not a toaster oven. The Real Housewives Of New York star held a party and fashion show to celebrate the launch of Sonja Morgan New York Brands, which will make its official debut in Summer 2015. But the show was not without drama when Ramona Singer and Bethenny Frankel exploded into an argument during the runway show!
Sonja Morgan’s first foray into the fashion industry features a capsule collection of “essentials” featuring ready-to-wear, sportswear, evening wear, and swimwear as well as a jewelry line “echoing Sonja’s classic yet sexy style, her collection is vibrant and timeless.” It will be available in department stores and retail establishments this summer, according to Sonja, whose businesses have a way of disappearing on us!
So let’s raise a blood-filled glass to last night’s Mob Wives, shall we? Drita D’avazo and family are back from Disney World now that Lee is done with parole and was able to cross state lines. She reminisces with her daughters about their favorite memories from the Magic Kingdom. She encourages her girls to make a scrapbook for Lee so he knows how much he is loved and has a memory book of the times he missed while he was in jail. Drita coaches her girls on what to write and post, and she’s excited to surprise him with the pictures that will make him feel somewhat a part of their childhood.
After making up with her seahag friends, Natalie Guercio has planned a girls night with Drita and Big Ang to celebrate the fact that all is well in their friendship. Both Ang and Drita feel badly for ever doubting their friend. Natalie’s twins are on display, but Drita and Ang’s chest s are competing for the top spot. Natalie is glad that Fraudalie wasn’t able to negatively influence her friends. I am thrilled that now I have the nicknames “Ratalie” and “Fraudalie” to distinguish the Natalies. Natalie and Natalie 2.0 were getting too confusing!
The reality stars are out in force this week – mostly congregating in NYC for Fashion Week. Hopefully some of them picked up a few pointers along the way! Not only do we have some fashion week pics, but also some celebs getting their fitness on (Lisa Rinna) and catching flights (NeNe).
In her blog, Eileen reminds viewers Brandi admitted to Lisa last week that an intervention for Kim might be necessary. “This week, Brandi‘s friend Jennifer, who happens to be an addiction specialist, says Kim taking someone else’s meds is a HUGE red flag,” adds Eileen. “She asks if Kim has a sponsor and is getting the support she needs. Since Kim and Brandi are close friends, why isn’t Brandi encouraging Kim to see a therapist or making sure that she has a sponsor? Brandi seems to think that Kyle doesn’t want to help Kim, leaving Brandi as Kim’s only support system. If that’s true, why isn’t she getting more actively involved?” In my opinion, first and foremost, Kim needs to help Kim.
First up Tuh-resssssssa and her husband Rino Aprea have been stung with a class action lawsuit by two former employees who allege the restaurant owners refused to pay employees for full shifts! Oh – and they had to pay to launder their own uniforms.
Teresa and Rino own Angelo’s of Mulberry St in NYC and a former bartender and a waiter have taken the RHONJ stars to court over a laundry bill and on an accusation that they intentionally “short changed” employees checks by paying them for 7 hour shifts when they routinely worked 10 hours. The suit, filed in US district court. cites that the Apreas “regularly scheduled or knowingly permitted” employees to work more than 40 hours but then refused to pay time-and-a-half for hours.
But first, Lisa gave a shout-out to the viewers. “I love, love, love reading your messages of love and positivity about RHOBH. What I love most is that I really feel like you all get where I’m coming from,” she said. “When I talk about cuckoo passengers on the train, you understand that I am absolutely including myself when I use these funny phrases. We’re all on the same crazy ride, just sitting in different seats. I’m also incredibly appreciative that you all understand that I am truly coming from a good place with good intentions.”
Calling any reality television casting agents and the rulers of all messy canned drama (Mona? Andy Cohen?)–I promise if I’m ever paid copious (or not so copious) amounts of money on a reality show, I won’t blow said fortune on tanning beds (I’m looking at you, Situation!) or Ed Hardy. I’ll pay down my student loans and maybe buy a car that isn’t over a decade old. Granted, I’d be boring as all get out to watch, but I do have some entertaining friends. I certainly wouldn’t run through whatever money the reality gods wanted to pay me only to continue digging a deeper financial hole for myself. Pinky swear!
I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’d strive to be the exact opposite of Jon Gosselin. After the success of Jon & Kate Plus 8 followed by a nasty divorce from Kate, the two competed for fame whoredom, and blew through their money in the meantime. While Kate seems back on track with Celebrity Apprentice and Kate Plus 8 Jon just can’t get his bank account on point.