After going under the knife last year for a full body makeover, Mob Wives star, Renee Graziano, is now showing off the labor of her plastic surgeon’s hard work!
The 41-year-old showed of her new slimmer body in a blue two piece bikini over the weekend as she visited Hollywood, Florida.
Renee, who was on vacay with her 17-year-old son AJ Pagan, was pictured lounging at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Sunday.
Renee has recently spoken out against plastic surgery after experiencing some serious life-threatening complications following hers last summer. If you recall, Renee lost six pints of blood and had to stay in the hospital for over 15 days during what she has described as, her near death experience.
Despite her claims that she isn’t ready to date post divorce, Kim Kardashian is one of those girls who seems to always need a man. And that latest man is poor stupidReggie Bush!
Days after, reports spotted the two lunching together and Reggie publicly denied Kim, a new report states, if it were up to Kim, the two would be back together! “Reggie and Kim have been talking since she split with Kris,” a Kardashian source tells Us Weekly. “Reggie is the one who all other guys get compared to, and the one she runs to when there’s a breakup. He is her safety net.” So basically Kimmie Kakes is using ol’ Reggie?
“He is comforting to her. But they are trying to be private about it – not even telling close friends.”
The reason? Kim’s family is totally against the relationship! “In her mind Reggie’s her great love… but he’s not a good boyfriend,” the source explains. “Her family hates to see how upset she gets when it’s over.”
“She’s always devastated and a mess. They really don’t want her to go down this road again.” But Kim is desperate to be married has “never stopped loving him.”
Kim’s family is hoping she’ll move on with someone new. “They want Kim to get back in the game and try meeting new people.” Sadly, Kim’s family and friends know Reggie will break her heart again. “It won’t go anywhere,” explains a source. “Reggie won’t commit to her in the way she needs him to.”
“He’s not ready to give up the fabulous life he has as a single guy,” the source adds. You mean he doesn’t want to be henpecked by pimpmomager Kris Jenner and used as another pawn in the Kardashians’ desperate attempts for fame, money, and attention?
Speaking of a pawn in the Kardashian famewhoring, Kris Humphries is stopping at nothing to take down the family who used and abused him! Kris’ plan is to take his divorce proceedings to court in an effort to “clear his name” after he was made into the villain on Kourtney and Kim Take New York!
Kris simply wants to prove his innocence in the matter, but the Kardashians believe his motives are vindictive because he wants to destroy Kim! “He’s doing this to humiliate her,” a Kardashian friend reports. Well, frankly she has it coming to her!
Finally, sixteen-year-old Kendall Jenner has officially become a Kardashian famewhore. The teen model has recently announced her decision to blow off college and pursue modelling full-time instead. And of course she has the blessing of her parents – who will do anything for their 10%!
“I’m not really thinking about [it] right now,” the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star told Life & Style about planning for college. “If my career really blows up, that’s what I would do. I love doing it.”
“She’ll probably have a career by the time she’s out of high school,” Bruce Jenner eagerly added. “If that’s what she wants to do, that’s good. I don’t know if college is going to be that important to her.” Oh, such awesome role modeling. What a lucky girl! Maybe she can end up just like her sister, Kim!
WILL KIM AND REGGIE END UP BACK TOGETHER? IS HER FAMILY RIGHT TO WORRY ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP? SHOULD KENDALL’S PARENTS ENCOURAGE HER TO GO TO COLLEGE?
Oh, the cray-cray ladies of the original Basketball Wives are finally back for a fourth season with two new additions. How we’ve missed you!
The episode begins with Evelyn Lozada meeting with her wedding planner. Evelyn admits that she had hoped for a destination wedding, but seeing as not everyone has passports, the event will need to remain local. She also reveals that she doesn’t want any bridesmaids. She cryptically references the fact that many of her friends haven’t been extremely loyal, and she only wants people she loves and trusts in attendance. Hmmm…to whom could she be referring?
Jennifer Williams is in NYC and has an unlikely meeting with Suzie Ketcham. Suzie inquires as to whether Jenn has spoken to ex-husband Eric since drink toss 2011. It appears that Suzie has relocated. Is this Basketball Wives: Miami or Basketball Wives: New York? Wait, I think it is. My bad. #duh. Jenn learns that Suzie rarely talks to former biffle, Royce Reed. Suzie is equally shocked to find out that Evelyn and Jenn are on the outs.
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According to the latest issue of Star Magazine, Maci’s baby daddy, Ryan Edwards, now wants full custody of their 3-year old son Bentley.
“Ryan initially wanted joint custody,” reveals a source. “But after the incident in Anaheim when she got kicked out of the hotel, he’s trying to get full custody. Full is what he really wants.” The incident in Anaheim is apparently when Maci and Kyle had a major fight in California about their relationship, which in turn led to them being kicked out of the hotel, after which, Maci went out partying until 3:00 am.
So what led to Ryan’s change of heart? Apparently his “concern about Maci’s drinking and partying,” explains the source. “Maci goes out all the time. As it is now, Ryan already has Bentley more than she does. Maci will leave Bentley with Ryan so she can go out and party.”
The source also claims Maci’s bad behavior is now rubbing off on her young son. “Bentley will go to Ryan’s after being with his mom, and he’ll be cussing a lot,” reveals the source. “Ryan will ask where he gets it from, and Bentley says, ‘Mama and Ky.’ She’s being really inappropriate.” Yikes!
To make matters worse, the newly single Maci, 20, has reportedly moved in “with three drunk party girls,” the source says. It has “Ryan really worried.”
For the time being, Ryan has yet to officially start the custody war, as he’s waiting to petition the courts until he can establish himself as the more responsible parent.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS REPORT?IF TRUE, SHOULD MACI LOSE CUSTODY? COULD YOU EVER SEE RYAN AS BEING THE MORE RESPONSIBLE PARENT?
On last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, the ladies promised and swore to turn over a new leaf after their moving experience in the South African orphanage, but alas their epiphany was brief and insincere.
After seeing the heartbreaking poverty of the children of the orphanage, the ladies sit down to dinner at their five-star resort to reflect on how privileged their lives are. They have “beautiful homes, beautiful fashions, a lotta labels,” Phaedra points out. Phaedra’s speech about appreciation was tailor made for Marlo, I see. Bespoke, if you will. Too bad Marlo was focusing on something being wrong with her plate instead of contemplating the day. Everyone promises to put future petty squabbles into perspective and approach situations in a more adult manner. Kandi is the first to speak up with a a ‘yeah right!’
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Bethenny Frankel is back! Whether you love her or loathe her, the mouth from TriBeCa is returning in her wildest, loudest, and craziest season ever! To prepare us, the Bethenny Ever After star is giving us the update on what’s going on in her life and what’s next for the lady in red.
Bethenny has admitted she wants to expand her family to include another baby. “We’re trying [to have another baby],” Bethenny revealed. “I’m a little more lax than someone at 41 probably should be.”
Sadly for Bethenny and husband Jason Hoppy, she disclosed that she recently suffered a miscarriage. Appearing on the Today Show this morning, the very open star, shared her tragic loss. “We were pregnant with a second baby, and at eight weeks, I miscarried.”
Clearly the situation has been devastating for Jason and Bethenny, who have opened up about considering adoption, and she isn’t ready to contemplate about trying for another child. “I’m not really thinking about it,” she admitted. “Until you become a woman you don’t know the things that come with being a woman. And I’m 41, and I don’t know. It’s not really my choice. It’s not really my option. The window’s closing.” Our thoughts and condolences to Bethenny and her family.
In the meantime she is happily focused on Bryn and where she will start nursery school. Bethenny makes it clear that despite her own prep school lineage Bryn will be a straight up public school gal! “We’re not caught up in the fancy private schools. We want to be able to walk her to school.”
Bethenny also discusses juggling mommyhood with personal time and she’s still plugging that yoga video! “Ever since having my baby, I want to be efficient with my time,” she explains to USA Weekend. “When she naps, I do 40 minutes of yoga. I wish I could just walk out of here and go to yoga for an hour and 15 minutes.” Umm… excuse me, and correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t this woman have a live-in nanny who is also a character on her show? Does she really expect us to believe she isn’t able to step out for an hour and a half to work out?
And since she’s Bethenny, she’s giving us more dieting tips. “My entire platform is about indulging,” she says of living the Skinnygirl way. “Women deprive constantly. I indulge every day. No one ever got fat off one cookie.”
Moving on, as we all know, Madame Frankel Hoppy will be gracing the small screens as the hostess of her own talk show! So what is Bethenny going to talk about? “Everything,” she says. “It’s kind of what my show does, but this could be a dialogue rather than just showing what I’m doing.”
Now that she is talking about leaving reality television behind, rumor has it that Bethenny is also thinking of leaving NYC behind! In an effort to take her business to the next level–and conquer more of the media world–Bethenny thinks there will be more opportunities for her in LA.
Unfortunately, Jason wants to remain in NYC and close to his family, which is another thing causing major tension in their marriage. “She mocks him about it and calls him a mama’s boy,” a friend tells In Touch Weekly via their print edition.
Finally, tonight marks the season three premiere of Bethenny Ever After. In tonight’s episode Bethenny is celebrating the launch of a new Skinnygirl cocktail with a blow-out bash, with both old and new friends, including Today host Hoda Kotb. While Bethenny is enjoying the ever-expanding Skinnygirl business, Jason struggles with life in the public and wishes things were a bit quieter. A preview of tonight’s episode is below!
Bethenny Ever After premieres tonight on Bravo at 9/8c!
THOUGHTS ON BETHENNY SHARING HER LOSS WITH FANS? DO YOU BELIEVE SHE WILL SHE MOVE TO LA REGARDLESS OF WHAT JASON WANTS? ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT TONIGHT’S PREMIERE?
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Last night’s Mob Wives had the mobsters coming clean to their lady loves about their prior bad behavior. It was quite the confessional!
The episode begins with Drita D’avanzo heading back into the boxing ring. Her trainer is upset to hear that she’s been fighting again. Drita believes she could curb her street fighting if she was able to rid douchebags in her life. Her memory of beating up d-bags extends all the way back to kindergarten. Her temper is in no way to blame for her penchant for hitting other people. Okay.
Karen Gravano and Ramona Rizzo meet for dinner. As much as they are willing to invite Carla Facciolo into their inner circle, they blame Drita for brainwashing her. The two respect the fact that Carla is loyal to a fault, even if it’s to Drita. Karen and Ramona plan to change that. Ramona chalks it up to the double-D factor…no Drita, no drama. After all my time watching this fiasco, I can honestly say that Drita may not be the only cast member who stirs the pot.
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Oh, dear. Real Housewives of Orange County’s Alexis Bellino and her husband/kingJim Bellino have hit the blogs to defend their honor against enemy forces: Peggy Tanous (who was quoted as saying she dated Jim back in the dark ages because he had “toys”), Alexis’s castmates, and of course, the evil blogosphere, media, commenters, and anyone who dare say a negative word about the Bellino name.
We’ll start with Alexis, who we saw shut Peggy down in last week’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County after Peggy attempted to have a drunken conversation in the doorway of a limo on their many issues, namely that Peggy and Alexis have swum in the same gelled hair dude pond. Anyway, limo conversations are reserved for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Peggy. Only Kyle Richards can do that in housewives land. She owns the trademark.
Posting a four-page screed to her Bravo blog, Alexis blames Peggy for their failed friendship, and further explains the behavior at the crawfish trashbag party:
“[Peggy’s] daughter London had broken her arm over the summer, and I had texted Peggy to tell her I was thinking and praying for her. So at Vicki’s when she’s telling me the story of what happened to London’s arm, I was merely relating to her daughter and what she was going through when I made the comment about having a rod in my leg. I WAS NOT COMPETING with a four-year-old! That just sounds so ridiculous to even say. The fact that Peggy would even say that makes me once again think she is looking for drama.”
She makes a good point about Peggy’s silence in the five months break they had from filming, and questions why Peggy wanted to have the conversation at the party rather than in a more calm environment the next day. Personally, I think that Peggy was urged to go outside to talk to Alexis at the insistence of a producer who was probably pissed the dinner party was free of drunken screaming. Peggy has said that she left the show because she was unwilling to participate in certain story lines, and I think she may just not be any good at provoking Alexis properly enough to get her to fight.
“Throughout the evening I ignored Peggy’s negative remarks towards me. I have to admit that when she made the ridiculous comment about me pouring ketchup over her dessert in San Antonio last year, the thought of pouring ketchup over her head instead of over her dessert instantly ran through my mind. And I chuckled at the thought of it, but I’m only human! At the end of the evening when she walked out to my limo claiming she wanted to “talk,” I had to question her motive. She has had five months to come to me to talk about everything, and she chooses now?
She had the entire dinner party to talk to me, and instead she continued to insult me with under-breath remarks. Not to mention the fact that over the summer when I texted her about London’s arm, she could have easily texted back that she wanted to talk then, but she did NOT. Instead, she waited until the end of Vicki’s dinner party, and I didn’t feel that was the appropriate time — it didn’t feel authentic either. I volunteered to meet her for coffee or lunch the following week, and she never called — so you tell me who really wants to work things out, and who’s looking for attention. The way she has handled herself both on and off camera makes me very curious about her intentions.”
Alexis also goes on to defend her husband Jim against the hen cackles of Tamra and Vicki, who took that evening as an opportunity to get some digs in at the departed househusband.
“Let’s move on to the women once again bashing my husband. Isn’t it funny how Jim doesn’t talk about them, want to be around them, use any energy on them at all, and yet all they do is berate him? I really hate to give this topic any of my time at all, but the truth is that it seems so easy for Tamra and Peggy to sit on a couch and just persecute my husband. It’s so disgusting.”
Jim decided to stop filming the show after he saw what the editing monkeys had done to him, which was pretty smart, but it doesn’t mean these bitches won’t continue to talk about you. On this particular issue (whether or not Jim was wrong about keeping his past relationship with Peggy a secret), it’s easy to sympathize with Alexis, but Jim should have mentioned it when the women started to hang out, and certainly when the women started to film a reality show. Lucky for us, Jim has decided to start blogging! In his blog, “Keeping It Real Weekly” he explains why he never told Alexis about Peggy (it was written in all caps by Jim himself):
“I thought when I decided to step back from the show and let Alexis do her thing, I would be allowing the best things for her life while I went back to what I do best: business. Instead, I am more the topic of discussion now than when I was part of the show. Without provocation, I have become the whipping boy of Orange County…
WHEN ALEXIS AND I BECAME SERIOUS, WE HAD A VERBAL CONTRACT THAT NEITHER OF US WOULD EVER BRING UP OR DISCUSS OUR PAST RELATIONSHIPS. I WAS VERY HONEST AND UPFRONT THAT I HAD DATED A LOT ALL IN SEARCH OF THE WOMAN THAT I WANTED TO CALL MY WIFE, AND SINCE WE CHOSE TO LIVE IN THE TOWN THAT I GREW UP IN, WE AGREED THAT THERE WAS NOTHING POSITIVE TO BE GAINED FROM BRINGING UP OLD FLAMES, OR HAVING DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WHO HAD DATED WHO, AND ALL THE STRINGS THAT COME ATTACHED TO OPENING THAT CAN OF WORMS. WE MADE THIS AGREEMENT OUT OF RESPECT FOR ONE ANOTHER, NOT AS A WAY TO HIDE OUR PASTS. WE TOOK EACH OTHER AS WE WERE, AND THAT WAS THAT.”
In the blog, Jim also refers to himself as the “whipping boy of Orange County” which I have to disagree with; that position belongs solely to Slade Smiley.
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TELL US: WHO DO YOU THINK IS TO BLAME FOR ALEXIS AND PEGGY’S FALL OUT? DO YOU THINK JIM SHOULD CONTINUE TO BLOG OR JUST FADE AWAY? WHO DO YOU THINK SHOULD HAVE TOLD ALEXIS ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PEGGY AND JIM? WILL YOU MISS PEGGY ON THE SHOW?