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A day after we broke the news of Briana Wolfsmith’s elopement, more details are coming out!

For starters, did Briana inform her mother, Vicki Gunvalson of the Real Housewives of Orange County, about her plans to elope? Or did Vicki find out about her daughter’s wedding much later? Well, it appears the later might have been the case.

See Reality Tea has uncovered Briana’s marriage certificate (posted below), which shows she actually tied the knot with Marine Ryan Culberson on October 23, 2011.

This date is important as Vicki was busy announcing her daughter’s engagement on November 3! A week and a half after her daughter tied the knot in Las Vegas.

The November 3 date is, however, also significant as it’s listed as the “record date” on the marriage certificate. The “marriage date” is 10/23/2011.

So did Briana tell her mom she was engaged almost 2 weeks after tying the knot? It would appear so. Unless Vicki was simply trying to keep the Real Housewives of OC season 7 storyline under wraps.

We will find out soon. The RHOC continues to film and is scheduled to debut on Bravo very early next year. As for Vicki, she has yet to respond to our original report, simply tweeting the following yesterday: “Im thankful for my family and fans.”

Vicki and daughter Briana have had their ups and downs. Vicki even revealed on the RHOC reunion back in June that Briana “turned on” her and started being disrespectful to her after she chose to divorce husband Donn Gunvalson.

Our insider tells us the union between the recently divorced Ryan and Briana was a “quick engagement and marriage.” Below is Briana’s Vegas wedding certificate -

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST? DO YOU THINK BRIANA HID HER WEDDING FROM VICKI?

Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick
Following the very public backlash for her quickie wedding and divorce, Kim Kardashian’s E! show Kourtney and Kim Take New York is scheduled to premiere this Sunday on E! (10/9c).

While many, and we mean many, fans have voiced their displeasure against the greedy fame whoring family it’s still likely many will tune in to E! Sunday night to see what actually went on in Kim’s and Kris Humphries marriage of 72 days.

Well, Reality Tea was able to get a screening of the 1-hour premiere and I must say I was quite shocked at the episode. Let’s just say pimpmomager Kris Jenner is not going to be happy with the premiere! For starters, Kris got a very fair edit (not sure how long this is going to last) on the season premiere that by the end of the episode he actually came off as the victim and Kim the villain.

Living Conditions – The premiere began with Kris and Kim just returning from their “amazing” honeymoon and the newlyweds, for some unknown reason, have decided to move in with Kim’s sister Kourtney Kardashian, and her boyfriend Scott Disick, along with their 1 year-old son Mason. Because apparently, the dream of every newlywed couple, millionaires at that, is to move in with another family.

Set Ups – It’s pretty clear from the beginning that Kim wasn’t as concerned with making her marriage work and giving it a real shot as she was concerned with creating good reality TV drama. How else can we explain her decision to do a reality show immediately after her wedding? Or her decision to agree to this living condition instead of getting to know her husband in private? Or better yet, her decision to agree to having Mason‘s playroom right next to her bedroom with Kris, much to Kris’ dismay… rightfully so I might add.

Is Kris A Jerk? - As stated above, the editing on the premiere episode was definitely more than fair to Kris though it was still unfair he had to deal with certain set ups to begin with. The biggest set up being Kourtney’s decision to invite a male yoga instructor to teach her, Kim, and some of their friends some naked yoga. Poor Kris is shown walking into his home, or hotel suite he shares with his wife and wife’s family rather, only to see a naked man teaching his wife yoga. Kris did not react too positively. He came off as a rather immature 26-year-old in my opinion, though not a jerk. It appears Kim, age 31, missed the memo that most women mature faster than men.

Real Love? – If anything, the premiere seemed to prove the couple’s love was real… well at least on Kris’ end. In many scenes, Kris was shown telling his wife Kim how “pretty” she was, how much he loved her and apologizing to her for not wanting to stay longer at a party that was being hosted for them. As for Kimmie, most of the scenes showed her with a short fuse when it came to Kris. She flew off the handle when he ruined her pedicure while he was roughhousing with her. She stated “this sh*t is not going to fly” over Kris’ messiness (he leaves his clothes everywhere). And she was very quick to snap at him over his immature behavior towards the naked male yoga instructor.

What is clear in watching the premiere is that the honeymoon between the two was definitely over, but it seems poor Kris forgot to get the memo. While Kris carried on like a lovesick puppy, it was pretty clear Kim was already over this union and having major doubts. Doubts that were likely there BEFORE her wedding, you know, the same one that netted her $17 million. Which leads to the question, why did she go through with the wedding to begin with? I’ll let you ponder that rhetorical question for a second.

It will also be interesting to see how E! edits Kris as the season goes along. After all, the network does have a lot riding on Kim and the whole Kardashian family being liked by the public.

Whether you like this family or not (believe me — I’m not a fan), I will say the premiere episode is a must see. Even I was excited to watch this to see what actually went on behind close doors. Plus, I’m curious to see how the general pubic will interpret the season premiere episode.

As for Kris, sources close to him are now telling TMZ he has no plans to sue Kim. A report came out days ago saying he was considering filing a $10 million lawsuit due to his worry over how he would be portrayed on the show plus because he has a larger role in it than originally promised.

Sources say Kris, who reportedly has a “cordial” relationship with Kim at the moment, is still worried that the show will make him look worse than he really is but also understands he has no control over it.

ETA - After finishing this write up, I came across a review by the NY Post and it appears the writer shares the same sentiment I did. Linda Stasi wrote:

“After watching a screener for Sunday night’s much-hyped “before-the-breakup” opening episode of “Kourtney & Kim take New York,” I feel as foolish as Kris Humphries must feel. In fact, the krooked Kardashian klan should have changed the title of the show to “Kourtney & Kim Take New York For a Ride.” For once — despite all the editing that went into making Kim the breakaway bride look like the slighted one — they will be exposed as the phony kreeps they are. And Humphries? He ends up looking like the dumbest schmo to ever appear on reality TV — and that’s saying a lot!

It becomes clear early on, that this poor fool thought he was really getting married. He didn’t realize he was just playing a character assigned to him by Kim. He wasn’t a husband, he was a prop!”

I predict very high ratings for the premiere of the show which will likely take a dip as the season goes along. And once Kourtney and Kim Takes New York ends, I believe this family will be done. One – they’ve done it all (sex tape, pregnancy, marriages, babies and divorce) and the public is just sick of them. Quite frankly, they simply cannot top the train wreck they have created for themselves.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE REVIEW? WILL YOU BE WATCHING THE PREMIERE OF KOURTNEY AND KIM TAKE NY? SURPRISED E! GAVE KRIS A FAIR EDIT?

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Dare I say it, is NeNe Leakes admitting to bad behavior!? NeNe confesses that celebrity (C-List though it may be) isn’t what she expected and that she has unfortunately chosen fame over friendship! Although NeNe believes she had to because her co-stars are jealous of her accomplishments! And regardless of what anyone else thinks, NeNe has big plans to leave Housewives behind for her own talk show!

Speaking to Anderson Cooper, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star explains she had no plans become famous! “I had no idea that being on the ‘Housewives’ show, that we were going to blow [up] the way that we did,” she mused. “If you were with me in a day-to-day situation, I don’t hang out — I’m a real homebody. I don’t like people digging into my personal life,” NeNe claimed. “I don’t see those girls outside of the camera rolling. I don’t hang out with them or anything,” she asserted. Does that mean Cynthia Bailey is only a made-for-TV friend? Based on Peter Thomaslatest interview, I’m guessing no!

She also admitted to drunk-dialing the Silver Fox. Put down the Chardonnay, Ms. Leakes, it will only lead to bad things! “So I’m doing a newscast one night, and my phone rings and I look down and I don’t recognize the number, and I don’t answer,” Anderson relayed. “During a commercial break, I check it and it’s NeNe Leakes drunk-dialing me from the back of a limo yelling ‘Don’t be tardy to the party’!” Ok – that’s a pretty fabulous side-effect of fame; having AC’s cell phone and the cajones to drunk dial him!

While NeNe was there to promote her “I’m Very Rich, Bitch” t-shirts and her new wine, Miss Moscato (was her drunk dialing escapade supposed to be an advertisement for the product?) talk was ALLL about the latest RHOA drama. “Celebrity hasn’t gone to my head, but what else can you say? My star is rising, hers is falling,” she snipes about former friend, Sheree Whitfield. “And what do you do? You usually talk about the people that are rising.”

As for her former bestie Kim Zolciak, NeNe reveals they apparently haven’t spoken for “like a year and a half” and although Kim is a “fun girl” as far as rekindling their friendship that’s a “no.” Is anyone else sort of sad that NeNe and Kim are no longer?

In a new interview with Life & Style, NeNe discloses that she definitely chose fame over certain friendships — and she’s ok with that! “It’s very difficult,” NeNe reveals of participating in Housewives. “You can’t trust a lot of people. Your girlfriends all change, and your family is now against you. There’s definitely a cost that comes with fame.”

“I have never experienced so much hate, so much negativity,” she complains of her co-stars reactions to her successes, particularly once she landed a coveted spot on Celebrity Apprentice. “I’ve got a lot of shine and had things happen for me, and they’re definitely jealous.”

Bragging that she is the most successful of the Atlanta ladies – including Kandi Burruss! NeNe believes if the other ladies put in as much effort working as they did talking about her they might be as successful! She may have a point there… “They can go out and make it happen for themselves, but don’t try to take it from me!” she advises. I’m sure she just wants the best for all her fellow Housewives!

[Photo Credit: DJDM / WENN.com]

THOUGHTS ON NENE’S INTERVIEW? ARE THE OTHER HOUSEWIVES OF JEALOUS OF NENE’S BREAKOUT SUCCESS? THOUGHTS ON NENE’S PLANS FOR A TALK SHOW – WOULD YOU WATCH?

Days after confirming her split from fiancé Roberto Martinez, a new report now states Ali Fedotowsky is “really upset” over breaking off her engagement.

The Bachelorette couple announced their split on Monday through a rep after 18 months and three canceled wedding dates.

According to UsWeekly, Ali has already moved out of the apartment the two shared together. “She’s actually really upset right now,” says a pal of Ali. “She’s going to be laying low for a while.” Another source adds: “They haven’t been well for a long time.”

Even worse for Ali, 27, she also has to part with the $50,000 Neil Lane diamond engagement ring gifted to her by ABC Roberto, 28.

A source tells RadarOnline that Ali promptly returned the 3-carat asscher-cut ring that she received in August 2010, back to Neil Lane within 24-hours of splitting from Roberto. Yes, previous reports have stated the Bachelor(ette) couples have to return the ring if they do not wed. Ouch!

Moving on to another Bachelor(ette) couple that called it quits. After first denying they had split, Kasey Kahl is now opening up about his recent breakup with Vienna Girardi in an interview with Star magazine,

“I know she loved me, but she has chosen a different path in life, and I am not part of the plan,” reveals Kasey, 27. After nine months of dating, the pair moved out of the Beverly Hills apartment they shared together and back to their respective hometowns.

“I couldn’t move to Florida with her — it’s not the life I want,” he explains adding that fame also tore them apart. “Being in the spotlight and on the show killed us. It brought out so many raw emotions.”

[Photos credit: PR Photos, WENN]

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When E! and Style Network star Giuliana Rancic revealed in October that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, people all over rallied to show their support for the star that has shared so much of her life with her fan base. The cancer was discovered when she and her Apprentice winning husband Bill Rancic were preparing for yet another round of IVF to start their family. The couple’s struggles with infertility have been chronicled on their show Giuliana and Bill.

After undergoing a double lumpectomy, a recovering Giuliana sat down with Parade Magazine for an interview. She admits, “When I went public, I thought, ‘OK, I guess a couple of people are going to talk about this,’ but I couldn’t believe it. The outpouring and the love and support was just beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I really relied on a lot of those messages I was receiving through Twitter and email and through blogs right before the surgery and the week I was recovering.”

The inspirational star continues, “I know it sounds so cliché, but I think it helped me recover quicker and it got me in better spirits. The word I kept seeing over and over again was ‘strong.’ ‘Be strong, you’re strong.’ That word has never meant so much to me as it has this past month. I owe that all to the people behind me.”

While her surgery was rough, Giuliana gains strength from her family, friends and fans. She says, “I’m good. I’m hanging in there. I have good days and bad days, but so far so good. I’m very optimistic and I’m just happy to have caught it early. I think that’s really the most important thing. Early detection means so much. I want women to make sure they’re taking care of their health and being proactive.”

Of co-worker Ryan Seacrest, Giuliana gushes, “He’s great. I describe our relationships as like a brother-sister relationship. We pick on each other, he probably picks on me much more than I pick on him, but it’s like a brother would. We have a great time. He’s been great to work with all these years. I love working with him.”

Giuliana and Bill’s relationship has been showcased on their hit show on Style Network. Fans relate to the couple as they navigate and balance relationship and work issues with equal parts humor, love and sincerity. Giuliana has no regrets about putting their lives in the public eye, stating, “We just felt like with every trial and tribulation we’ve put on this show, people have told us how much they learned from it and how it made them feel less alone. We thought that was a pretty incredible opportunity.”

I must agree that part of what makes the pair so appealing is how honest and genuine they are with their struggles. That notion isn’t lost on Giuliana who continues, “The fact that we can help people through our show is an honor. We’re happy to do it and it’s something that we continue to do. We really are like open books. It’s worth it to kind of sacrifice some of my personal life to help others.”

We here at RT are thrilled to hear that Giuliana is focused on healing quickly, and it’s amazing for her to share her story so that others who are suffering may find comfort. We continue to wish her and Bill all the health, happiness and blessings life has to offer!

[Photo credit: DJDM/WENN.com]

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF GIULIANA’S INTERVIEW? WHAT ARE YOUR WELL WISHES FOR THE COUPLE?

An all new photo post for you today!

The 2011 Soul Train Awards took place days ago and in attendance were a number of reality stars!

Pictured above are Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Phaedra Parks and hubby Apollo Nida. Also in attendance were Phaedra’s costars Nene Leakes, Cynthia Bailey and Sheree Whitfield.

Plus other reality stars such as Tami Roman, Shaunie O’Neal, Tamar Braxton and more were also in attendance! More pictures are below.

The show is scheduled to air this Sunday, November 27th on Centric & BET!

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Ryan Culberson

Real Housewives of Orange County star Briana Wolfsmith has officially become Briana Culberson.

While Briana’s mom Vicki Gunvalson announced her engagement November 3 via Twitter, a source confirms to Reality Tea that Briana, a 24-year-old nurse, has actually eloped and gotten married in Las Vegas!

Briana’s new husband is Ryan Culberson, a military man and a North Carolina native. As of the moment, there is no word yet on how long they’ve dated or known each other. It’s presumably less than a year as Vicki was still trying to set her daughter up on the last season of the RHOC. Our source tells us they met at a bar.

Our source also adds that Ryan, a Marine, has been previously married before and is actually recently divorced — having ended his marriage at the end of 2010.

No word yet on how Vicki feels about her daughter eloping though we will likely find out on the upcoming season of the RHOC — which is currently filming.

Congrats to Briana!

In other OC news, Vicki recently posted some new photos to her Facebook page of herself and her costars plus boyfriend Brooks Ayers. Those are below!

[Vicki Photo Credit: WENN]

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON BRIANA ELOPING?

Baseball Wives Season 1
The season premiere of Baseball Wives is right around the corner and if you’ve been dying to see what all the excitement is about, wait no longer as Vh1 is giving us our first glimpse of the show in the form of a supertrailer, titled of all cliff hangers: “Tears, Manipulations, And Bikinis”! I’m hooked already!

The new series will follow the lives of five wives, ex-wives and girlfriends of professional Baseball players as they struggle to balance relationships, friendships and chaos. The Baseball Wives are: Anna Benson (wife of retired Arizona Diamondbacks’ Pitcher Kris Benson), Tanya Grace (ex-wife of retired Chicago Cubs’ First Baseman Mark Grace), Chantel Kendall (ex-wife of Kansas City Royals’ Jason Kendall), Brook Villone (wife of Ron Villone) and Jordana Lenz (linked to no particular athlete in particular – but I’m sure she has an MLB ex or two somewhere).

“The baseball wife community is sort of this rare little club. It’s very complicated,” explains Chantel, who I am betting is the cast’s resident wild child based on reports of a previous love triangle involving Chantel, her ex-husband and rocker Rod Stewart‘s son, Sean!

Anna has already promised plenty of explosions along with some pretty serious mean girl behavior (“skank possum,” anyone?). I predict Anna will occupy the Evelyn Lozado role of this franchise, as in she is capable of some hard-core backstabbing and some unfortunate sexytimes TMI!

The trailer tells us that in the baseball community the wives face an “85% divorce rate” to a “90% chance that your husband’s going to cheat on you,” add that to the often long-distance relationships and the ladies are faced with some pretty insurmountable odds. Oh and the dynamic between the ladies themselves? 100 % D to the Rama!

Watch the exciting supertrailer below and get ready for some fly balls! Baseball Wives premieres on Vh1 Wednesday, November 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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THOUGHTS ON THE TRAILER? ARE YOU EXCITED FOR THE NEW SHOW? WHO DO THINK WILL CAUSE THE MOST DRAMA?

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