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Amber Portwood continues to remain in Indiana’s Madison County Jail after spending the holidays there, but things are not going well for the reality star who is now on suicide watch.

Amber is expected to stay behind bars until January 27th after she was locked up for probation violations and being found with over 40 pills for a controlled substance. According to sources, Amber, who testified last week that she felt “exploited” by appearing on Teen Mom and wants off the show, is being brutally harassed while incarcerated for her appearance on the reality show!

MailOnline is reporting that the 21-year-old Amber is having a horrible experience behind bars — which is the idea since it’s, you know, a punishment. “She’s barely eaten or had any sleep in over a week and she’s constantly being harassed in jail because of Teen Mom,” an insider reports.

“Amber thought because she was a celebrity she’d get out of jail within a few hours like Lindsay Lohan, but she definitely had a wake up call and hasn’t stopped crying since being locked up.” Unfortunately, Circuit Court Judge David Happe decided Amber should stay in the facility until her next hearing.

Faced with a month in jail (and possibly more) Amber has become more “depressed and alone” than ever after being constantly made fun of by other inmates. “She has barely eaten or slept in a full week after one girl purposely knocked over her food tray and another inmate threw toilet water in her face while she was trying to sleep.”

“Amber has already been moved twice from two other cell blocks because all the inmates were threatening her and she was scared she’d get beat up,” the insider continues. Because of the pressures she is now facing behind bars, “Amber recently told the guard if she was sent to prison she would kill herself which put the Teen Mom on temporary suicide watch.”

Adding to her volatile situation an insider reports that the “really depressed” Amber is without her psych meds because the jail allegedly “won’t give her any prescription medication for her anxiety.” Even worse for poor Amber she had no visitors on Christmas Day since she is only allowed visitors on Saturdays and Christmas fell on Sunday this year. Her mother Tonya has been her only visitor since her stay and she has not seen her daughter.

Amber reportedly called her ex-boyfriend Gary Shirley, but the conversation did not go well. “Amber called Gary and Leah on Christmas morning and had a meltdown on the phone after hearing Gary’s new girlfriend was spending the holiday with her daughter,” the insider revealed. “She cursed out Gary saying it was his fault she was in jail, but Gary told Amber she got what she deserved and hung up on her.”

“Amber feels threatened that she is being replaced as Leah’s mom and she didn’t even have a chance to buy her daughter Christmas gifts before going to jail.”

“Gary thinks Amber being in jail for a long period of time is a good thing for her, he thinks she needs to finally learn her lesson and suffer the consequences.” Amber’s mother does not agree — she believes leaving reality TV behind is the right choice for Amber and that to get her life back on track she needs to leave the show. She is working vehemently to get Amber released from her MTV contract!

“Amber’s mom [Tonya] said the only way she’ll help her get out is if she quits the show so they’re currently negotiating with MTV trying to get her out of her contract,” the insider adds. “I really think this is the final straw for Amber, she’s quitting Teen Mom for good.” A photo of Amber and Tonya leaving court is below.

[Photo Credit: SPLASH]

DOES AMBER DESERVE TO SERVE TIME? DO YOU THINK SHE WILL LEAVE THE SHOW?

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The Bachelor 16 Cast Photo

The short long wait is over as the new season of The Bachelor returns tonight on ABC!

On the 16th season of the ABC hit show, Ben Flajnik, who was rejected by Bachelorette Ashley Hebert last year after getting down on one knee to propose, returns to find love amongst 25 desperate eager bachelorettes!

When asked if he found love on the show, Ben plays coy stating “I obviously can’t tell you that. But I’m happy with my decision in doing the show. Another good experience. Another cathartic, therapeutic adventure for me.” Hint – He did and is now engaged!

CLICK HERE FOR THE BACHELOR SPOILERS & BEN FLAJNIK’S FIANCE!

So what is Ben looking for in a potential mate? “It’s important for me to be with someone who’s well-rounded, cultured and flexible,” says Ben, 29. “Not someone who is so used to routine. Because my life is very sporadic. Being in the wine industry, no two days are the same. So those were important qualities that I looked for.”

Ben is also asked if he’s concerned that, you know, pretty much 99% of the show’s relationships end up not working out. “Relationships end whether you’re on a TV show or not. Some haven’t worked out and some have. There are some celebrated relationships on this show,” claims Ben. Good answer!

Ben also assures us that when “all of this is said and done, I just want to go back to my life in Northern California, where most people really don’t know who I am. And I’d prefer it that way.”

As for what we can expect on tonight’s premiere, sensitive New York blogger Jenna has an emotional breakdown over Ben while another contestant Monica — who is reportedly bisexual — shows more interest in a fellow contestant than in Ben! And Brittney tries to snag a first impression rose by bringing her Grandma on to meet Ben.

The Bachelor premieres tonight at 8/7c on ABC.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE NEW SEASON OF THE BACHELOR & TONIGHT’S PREMIERE?

What to expect in 2012? Lots of Housewives drama! Happy New Year, RT readers!

With the craziness of Real Housewives of Atlanta drawing to a close, the ladies Sheree Whitfield and househusband Peter Thomas are speaking to Us Weekly about the shenanigans we’ve seen on recent episodes. First up? Fallen friendships…

Since the beginning of reality time, there have been pals whose entire relationship has been shattered by the public nature of reality shows. The originals: The Simple Life’s Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie; the recent: Basketball Wives’ Jennifer Williams and Evelyn Lozada; and the volatile, wig-pulling, song-hating biffles: Kim Zolciak and Nene Leakes.

With Kim and new husband Kroy Biermann gaining their own spin-off on Bravo with Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding (brilliant!), one cast member isn’t sharing in Kim’s success. Nene Leakes, 44, who had her share of pseudo-success outside the Bravo bubble with her stint on Celebrity Apprentice, is reportedly less than thrilled about her former friend’s new found projects.

Sheree Whitfield tells Us, “When Kim told me she was getting her own show, in the back in of my mind, I was like, I don’t know if someone else is going to be too happy. Especially when she thinks that she’s the star of the show.” Whoever could she be referring to in those statements? Sheree even goes as far as to suggest, “I’m sure Bravo hears about it every day.” Sounds like Kim doesn’t even need to get in the ring, as she’s got Sheree “checkin’” Nene for her!

In fact, a report came out earlier this year stating The Nene was threatening to quit the RHOA if Bravo didn’t offer her a spin-off stat!

Speaking of Sheree, the 41-year-old designer also opens up to the magazine about her ongoing battle over child support with ex-husband and former pro NFL footballer Bob Whitfield, 40. The couple has been disputing Bob’s contributions (which according to Sheree are non-existent) to the pair’s two children Kairo and Kaleigh. Sheree, who for a brief period enlisted the legal prowess of cast member Phaedra Parks, shares, “We’re still going through [the courts].”

Sheree believes she has reason for her extreme frustration, revealing, “[Bob's] telling the judge, ‘She has money. I don’t work. I’m retired for X amount of years.’” Um, it doesn’t matter how much either party is making — both of them created those children! Both are responsible for supporting them. She rants (understandably), “He’s healthy! Go get your ass a job!” You tell him! Sheree believes that Bob is extremely “cocky” about the fact he’s not making payments. That’s not good!

Finally, the magazine reports on purported tension between newlyweds Peter Thomas, 51, and Cynthia Bailey, 44. As you all remember, Cynthia just proudly opened her own modeling agency… while husband Peter critiqued her every move and left before his wife could even welcome the crowd. Peter isn’t the most beloved househusband (unless you’re Nene!), as he’s given negative interviews about his wife’s friends and got into a verbal altercation with Phaedra’s husband Apollo Nida at Kim’s baby shower! The nerve!

While on the episode Cynthia was very upset by her husband’s unexplained absence, Peter gives his side of the story to Us, stating, “I left because I was extremely tired. I didn’t think I would hurt Cynthia’s feelings. I am one hundred percent supportive of everything she does.” As for offending his wife’s cast mates, “If what I say rubs them the wrong way, that’s their problem!” That is one way to look at it, I guess.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE US WEEKLY REPORTS?  IS NENE JEALOUS OF KIM’S SPIN-OFF?  SHOULD BOB BE PAYING CHILD SUPPORT TO SHEREE?  THOUGHTS ON PETER’S “SUPPORTIVE” HUSBAND ACT?


Despite reports that Kim Richards checked out of rehab and was pursuing out-patient care, a new report now reveals she never left, though she did attempt to leave.

Us Weekly is reporting that the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has decided to stay in rehab — with some difficulty. “Kim tried to leave and she ended up coming back,” an insider explains. “She is and was being very defiant and is obviously not having the easiest time.”

Kim, 47, initially checked into treatment earlier this month after supposedly being encouraged by Bravo to get help or lose her position on the show. Previous reports stated Bravo was forced to edit out a majority of Kim’s film from this season because her behavior was too erratic and it was obvious something was amiss.

Even if she completes her stay in rehab sources close to Kim are claiming the show is an unhealthy environment for the fragile Kim and she will have tremendous difficulty remaining sober if she continues with reality TV.

This will be Kim’s second time voluntarily entering rehab since 2010. Last year, she checked herself in following the explosive RHOBH finale where Kyle Richards accused her of being an “alcoholic.” That stint was apparently very brief and Kim was said to have left after only a few days.

Kim’s sister, Kyle, paid a visit this week and posted a photo of the two of them on Twitter — Perhaps Kyle’s visit was to encourage Kim to remain in treatment and get the care she needs? “Kim’s alcohol addiction along with other substance abuse problems has been obvious for quite some time,” an insider reveals. “It’s really good that she’s finally getting help.”

One reason her family and friends are so happy Kim is seeking help is her tumultuous relationship with Ken Blumenfeld. “No one likes Ken,” a source close to the Richards tells UsWeekly. “He’s controlling and tells her what to do.” Kim was allegedly homeless and staying with a friend when she made the decision to enter treatment after several fights with Ken forced her to leave the home they shared.

Kyle has made no secret of her dislike and distrust of the relationship and has even said on the show that Kim’s children think Ken is controlling. The magazine adds that none of Kim’s castmates like Ken and still haven’t warmed to his quiet demeanor. On the last episode of RHOBH Kim was seen counseling her children to get along with Ken at Kyle’s White Party and keep their comments to themselves if they were unhappy with him. Recent speculation has claimed that Kim and Ken are no longer together.

On the last episode viewers also watched a very vocal and over-the-top Kim confront castmate Brandi Glanville; basically telling her they will never ever be friends because Kim doesn’t like her after she accused Kim of using meth! Well, apparently the two still don’t get along and have never exactly patched things up. “Kim and Brandi are still not friends,” an RHOBH insider declares. “They just do not like each other.”

[Photo Credit: Judy Eddy/WENN.com]

WHAT DO YOU THINK – IS KIM STILL IN REHAB? SHOULD BRAVO ALLOW KIM TO REMAIN ON THE SHOW? SHOULD KIM AND BRANDI GET OVER THEIR PETTINESS AND PUT THE PAST BEHIND THEM?

Happy New Year in advance! To wrap up this amazing year of 2011, we are bringing you our Top 15 Stories of the Year. The top story is none other than Jersey Shore star Snooki and her weight loss photos! Apparently, the world loves a good weight loss story!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey were a big hit this year as they had some of our most popular stories, a total of 7 out of our top 15! We can thank Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga for that!

CLICK HERE FOR OUR TOP STORIES OF 2010!

Thank you for being a Reality Tea reader and we hope to bring you better stories plus a better site in 2012. Here’s to hoping 2012 will be your best year yet! Wishing you a safe and happy new year!

More Snooki Weight Loss Photos! Plus How She Lost The Weight 210,841
The Bachelorette Spoilers – Ashley Hebert’s Fiance Revealed! 206,743
PHOTOS: Real Housewives of New Jersey Before They Were Famous Part 2! 188,091
Teresa Giudice Reveals She Has Anxiety About Hubby Joe Giudice Going To Prison 170,039
PHOTOS – Kim Kardashian’s Honeymoon Pictures! Reveals Biggest Regret About Wedding 162,186
Evel Dick Leaves The Big Brother 13 House! Explains Reason For Quitting 152,465
PHOTOS – Shocking Taylor Armstrong Abuse Photos Released 147,709
PHOTOS – New Teresa Giudice Bikini Photos! Denies Joe Left Her 144,450
PHOTOS – The Real Housewives of OC Before They Were Famous! 139,569
PHOTOS – Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Before They Were Famous! 138,566
Kris Humphries Found Out About Kim Kardashian Divorce Through TMZ; Kim Releases Statement; Reasons For Divorce 133,812
See Leaked Nude Photos of Jennifer Williams from Basketball Wives! 130,941
PHOTOS: OC Housewife Alexis Bellino Bikini Photos! Plus Simon Denies Harassing Tamra 125,961
Report – Bravo Will Fire Caroline Manzo & Jacqueline Laurita, Plus Teresa Giudice Is Friendless; Jacqueline In Trouble With Bravo 120,058
PHOTOS – Real Housewives of BH Before They Were Famous Part 2! 118,633
PHOTOS – Is Bethenny Frankel Pregnant Again With Baby #2? 95,438
PHOTOS – NJ Housewives At Posche Fashion Show! Jacqueline Laurita Calls Teresa Giudice “Scum” 83,865
Report: Taylor Armstrong “Struggling” Financially; Russell’s Life Insurance Policy? Plus More PHOTOS from Pandora’s Wedding! 77,152
NJ Housewives’ Joe Giudice Arrested Again, Faces Up To 10 Years In Prison 76,644

 

The above stories are based on page views and not comments. Plus the stories had to have been written in 2011. Without that criteria, the top story for the second year in a row would have been Alexis Bellino’s messy divorce details which received well over 300,000 views this year alone despite being written in 2009.

The number to the right is how many views each story received this year. What are your thoughts on our most popular stories of 2011? Surprised? What you expected?

[[Photos Credit: WENN, Dave Kotinsky]

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Ai ya ya. It seems the widely rumored lesbian fling between Taylor Armstrong and Fernanda Rocha did happen after all!

The National Enquirer first reported back in September that Taylor, star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, was seen having a hot and heavy make-out session with former Real Housewives of Orange County star Fernanda.

Taylor denied it back then calling the report “ridiculous”, yet Fernanda admits it all in the latest issue of In Touch Weekly magazine. According to the mag, on August 15, just four days before her 47-year-old estranged husband Russell Armstrong took his own life, Taylor, 40, was spotted kissing openly gay Fernanda, 34, after sparks flew between the two during an earlier fashion show.

Later that evening, the two women groped their way through dinner at a restaurant and shared passionate kisses in Fernanda’s Lexus SUV before heading off to a party together.

A scorned Fernanda tells In Touch that despite their crazy chemistry, Taylor had no problem tossing her aside once she realized the hookup wasn’t good for her image. “Be responsible for your actions and don’t dismiss the other human being that you are connecting with,” is Fernanda’s message to Taylor today.

Fernanda adds that Taylor warned her to keep her mouth shut about what happened between them. “When people started asking, it was like, ‘Don’t say this, don’t say that…’ That is hurtful,” said Fernanda who admits she decided to remain mum after Russell’s passing because she was “protecting” Taylor.

Fernanda goes on to add that she doesn’t appreciate being used by Taylor. “A lot of straight girls want to have an experience with another woman, but they don’t take into consideration that we’re human!” is Fernanda’s PSA.

This isn’t the first time Fernanda has been used and dumped as her former costar Tamra Barney also did the same to her on the last season of the RHOC. “When I saw her joke about it in interviews, she was a little bit dismissive,” says Fernanda of Tamra adding, “Gay people are not something to play around with like a toy.”

You can read more about this in the latest issue of In Touch Weekly.

[Photos Credit: WENN]

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON TAYLOR’S LESBIAN FLING? IS FERNANDA JUST A SCORNED LOVER OR DOES SHE HAVE A RIGHT TO BE UPSET?

Check out the latest in celebrity headlines:


Jacqueline Laurita has been all over the news (well, the reality TV version of the news anyway) for her suspected firing from Real Housewives of New Jersey; but Jacs has something to say about that and she insists it’s simply not true!

Jacqueline took to Twitter (Where else?) to debunk the rumors claiming she is still deciding if she wants to return. “Thats not true.Its all undecided rght now but Im considering it if everythings in the rght place.Lets say theres talk right now.”

There’s been some rumors circulating from purported insiders that Jacqueline’s salary will be reduced if she is brought back for Season 5 and Bravo is basing her inclusion on whether or not they find a suitable Housewife to replace her. Jacqueline notoriously skipped the vengeful Season 3 reunion claiming she was feeling sick, which is a MAJOR no, no. Multiple reports have stated Bravo can no longer trust her, hence their reason for wanting to fire her. I guess we’ll see what happens!

Moving right along, Kathy Wakile recently did an interview with The Norton Report where she talked about her decision to come on the show and what’s next for her.

Explaining what motivated her to join RHONJ (besides the obvious), Kathy reveals: “I was at a point in my life where I wanted to do something outside of the house. I had been a stay-at-home mom for 17 years, my kids don’t need me as much, and it was at a time where they needed to realize I have to start doing some things on my own.”

“I thought, should I go out and get a job? And this opportunity just really fell into my lap at the same time,” she adds. “It really all fell at the right time, especially for my kids who are older and can handle being in the spotlight. It’s been a fun adventure.”

“I’ve had a lot of fun, I’ve done different things I wouldn’t normally be doing, interacting with new people and it’s just been a great experience so far.” I’m not sure how a huge, embarrassing family feud played out in a public arena is a great experience, but whatevs!

Kathy also talks about her role as a mediator amongst the cast: “Well, I’ve always been a good listener. I believe in order to be able to help people with conflict you really need to listen to what they’re saying. If you’re doing all the talking, you’re not getting all the facts. Being a good listener really is the number one component to being able to help.”

“I don’t like conflict so I like to create balance and try to understand everyone’s point of view. I always try never to hurt anyone’s feelings; we’re all imperfect so unfortunately that happens sometimes, but my intentions are always good.” For someone who doesn’t like conflict she sure got a raw deal with the family situation! Yikes.

Interesting that Kathy did not mention her cousin Teresa once during the interview! I hope these two truly are mending fences and building a stronger family relationship.

And since Kathy is now a member of the Bravo Home Shopping Network we can expect a whole host of products from the kitchen-savvy Housewife. Kathy lets us know that a prepared cocktail, a Goddess jewelry line and a dessert collection are all in the works. Ugh.

Finally, Christmas never ends for the Giudices! Teresa recently took to her website to post photos of her girl’s Christmas gifts. She thanks fans for giving her suggestions. It looks like a pretty modest Christmas for a family that has recently withdrawn their bankruptcy filing and agreed to repay their creditors the old fashioned way, with you know their own money.

“Thank you all for your suggestions on what to get my kids for Christmas! They didn’t really ask for anything and aren’t crazy for any fads right now, but I got them things that match what they’re into, and just girl stuff,” Teresa wrote.

“Audriana got a pink tricycle and a pink and white polka dot baby doll carriage. Milania got a little vanity with a make-up case. Since Gabriella is so into art, I got her an art table, one of those with the roll of paper attached to the side and art supplies. And Gia got a little laptop.”

Teresa also included an adorable picture of Gia dressed up like Santa Claus. “So every year someone in our family dresses up like Santa on Christmas Eve,” she explained. “You saw on the show that last year it was my mom.” All the photos of the Giudice Christmas activities are below.

In other news Melissa Gorga, currently in Miami to host a New Years Eve party, appears to have gotten some “work” done on her lips. In recent pics of the NJ housewife, her lips appear to me much fuller but we’ll let you be the judge! Those pics of Melissa, all from this month, are below!

WHAT DO YOU THINK – WILL JACQUELINE GET THE BOOT? SHOULD SHE? THOUGHTS ON TERESA’S FAMILY PHOTOS AND KATHY’S INTERVIEW? DID MELISSA GET HER LIPS DONE?

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE THE MELISSA & TERESA PHOTOS!

VH1 Mob Wives Season 2
Gearing up for the Mob Wives season 2 premiere the ladies of Staten Island have been filling us in on their lives and what to expect from the new season. In two new video promos, Renee Graziano and Drita D’avanzo give us the details on how things have changed since last season.

Drita explains she is still wrestling with the idea of divorcing Lee, but it is happening. “I have not spoken to Lee all summer. I still have issues. I have steps to take to finalize the divorce still.”

With her divorce imminent, Drita, a self-described “people person”, not be confused with people beater is nervous about dipping her toes into the dating pool again. I mean, she’s pretty frightening! “I think that dating is going to be really scary now that I’m on Mob Wives, because now no one’s coming to f–king date me,” Drita reveals. “I gotta tell the guy I don’t always get like that,” she says, referring to her TV persona. “I’m not going to come in the house and hit you over the head with a bat and sh%t.”

Drita is also not surprised by the response the show has gotten, because “seriously, really — do you know people like us?” NO and I sometimes kinda maybe wish I did. Ok, maybe not, but it seems exciting in theory. “I do get angry on the show at times. My veins seem to pop out and say, ‘Hello.’ They have their own fans. My veins sign autographs,” she laughs.

As far as friendships outside of the show Drita has kept in contact with some of her co-stars, revealing that Carla Facciolo and her took their kids on vacation this summer and she “loved” it. She has also seen Renee. “I have not seen Karen [Gravano] at all,” she discloses.

Renee, everybody’s favorite out-spoken, fur guzzling, plastic surgeried, mafia princess also talked the new season and why she still relishes the idea of being followed by the cameras.

“Will there be less fighting in season two? I guess I have to plead the fifth,” Renee teases. “I claim to be nonviolent,” she explains. “I never said I didn’t like to fight. F*ck those bitches, let them pull hair, scream yell, punch each other in the face. I got a front row seat.”

Unfortunately for Renee, sometimes violence is a necessity for her job because she is dealing with bitches, hello! As for her friendships off camera, Renee admits, “Even though the girls and I are friends for a very long time, I haven’t seen them over the summer.” I guess she’s been busy getting a butt lift!

“I’m not really hung up on myself like the other girls,” Renee claims (HAHA!).” Those girls got on fast forward, DVD, in the car, on their iPods, skinny bitches in the gym,” she laughs.

In the new season, Renee is looking to find the happiness she has “looooong deserved” and hoping to date again. “I’m not married. I’m single still. This sucks.”

Below is another new cast photo — this one featuring new Wife Ramona Rizzo and Renee’s ex-hubby Junior Pagan! You can also see Renee and Drita’s video promos below!

The new season of Mob Wives airs on VH1 January 1 at 8/9c!

THOUGHTS ON DRITA AND RENEE’S INTERVIEWS? ARE YOU AS PUMPED FOR THE NEW SEASON AS I AM?

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE THE CAST PHOTO AND PROMO VIDEOS!

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