PEOPLE reports that Camille, 43, has decided to quit the Bravo hit series. “She’s been in discussions and at the end decided she wasn’t willing to expose her personal life anymore,” reveals a source. “She’s at peace with her decision.”
This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as Camille went from being the most hated housewife ever during the first season of the show, only to come back more mellow and more likable during the second season. Many, however, felt she wasn’t being herself and was playing it safe in hopes of redeeming her image.
“She’s in a great place in her life right now,” the source continues. “She’s grown a lot in this past year and she’s made some wonderful friendships [on the show]. It has steered her life in a direction she never imagined. She’s ready for new challenges.”
We do have to wonder if this was all Camille’s decision or if this is her way of saving face in case Bravo doesn’t invite her for a third season. Reason? Camille was expressing her desire to return for season 3 just weeks ago. “I had a good year so I would want to go back for a third season, but they haven’t asked me yet, so I wonder what’s going on with that,” said Camille.
Plus a report came out in January saying Bravo was planning to fire Camille.
Bravo has yet to announce the returning housewives for RHOBH season three, though, it was reported last month that the network would like to invite all the BH housewives back — minus Camille — for the new season, including the very well liked Taylor Armstrong!
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CAMILLE LEAVING THE SHOW? WILL YOU MISS HER? DO YOU THINK SHE WAS PLAYING IT SAFE ON SEASON 2? DO YOU THINK BRAVO FIRED OR WAS PLANNING TO FIRE HER?
UPDATE - Just as we suspected, it appears the decision to walk away from the show wasn’t entirely Camille’s. “I can’t say too much at this moment, but we couldn’t get it worked out,” Camille tells UsWeekly. “I’ve had so much fun with the franchise, but I guess the producers and I couldn’t come to an agreement.”
Melissa, who is pictured above with costar Jacqueline Laurita during her birthday dinner, was also joined by Caroline Manzo and Kathy Wakile! Melissa rang in her big day on March 21 with a dinner at the Delmonico’s Steak House in New York City.
Also in attendance, were Melissa’s hubbyJoe Gorga, Albert Manzo, and Melissa sisters who are all pictured below! Melissa had a fabulous birthday cake, which was done by Cake Boss’ Carlo`s Bakery. All the PHOTOS are below!
The only RHONJ star not in attendance, was of course Melissa’s sister-in-law/nemesis Teresa Giudice! And judging from the recently released preview of the RHONJ season 4, it’s easy to see why Tre’s invite may have gotten lost in the mail.
In fact, Jacqueline took to her Twitter page yesterday to voice her true feelings about Tre. After a fan asked Jacqueline what does Teresa have to be jealous of, Jacqueline responded: “IMO [In my opinion] its the relationship & attention her bro gives Mel her need 2b the best.” Wow! Very honest of Jacqueline there.
Jacqueline later added the following tweets –
“Season 4 gets pretty ugly but you all will enjoy watching I’m sure. I am in a completely different place now.SO Happy&Focused”
“I dont recruit an Army of soldier friends 2b on “Team me” all the time.I appreciate constructive criticism.Just dont b rude.Help me2c light”
And finally, our RHONJ insider is also telling us that Teresa, who seems to have alienated all of her costars, continues to have issues keeping friends. Well with the exception of her new BFF, who also happens to be her employee, aka her make up artist, Priscilla DiStasio!
“Teresa seems to have new BFF’s left and right now. The latest is her makeup artist. She has not one long term friend in her life. She uses people and then she is done with them!” says our insider. “All her other friends are long gone. They, like Jacqueline, see her for who she really is.” Yikes!
The new season of the RHONJ is set to premiere April 22 on Bravo.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON MELISSA’S BIRTHDAY PHOTOS? AND THOUGHTS ON JACQUELINE’S TWEETS? DO YOU THINK TERESA IS JEALOUS OF MELISSA?
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Prenup? What prenup? Despite rumors that Kris Humphries was forced to sign a confidentiality clause as part of his prenup with soon-to-be ex-wife Kim Kardashian; the NBA star is speaking out about his marriage and his short foray into the Kardashian empire!
Speaking to Life & Style, Kris explains he is disappointed that Kourtney & Kim Take New York painted him to be a villain and people haven’t gotten an opportunity to get to know the “real Kris.”
“I am a genuine person who says it like it is,” he explained. “I only like to be involved with things I truly believe in. It’s the kind of person I am. A lot of people like Kim do things just for money, but that’s not for me.”
And after a difficult year, he has moved past focusing on negativity, although he’s gotten accustomed to dealing with it. “I’m used to it,” he confessed. “I’m comfortable being in my own skin and being out there.”
In response to Kris breaking his silence, and her ongoing, very nasty divorce trial; poor little Kimmie is devastated that her blink and you missed him hubby is making her look bad! Uhhh… Kim – you do that all on your own, but anyway!
Kim believes Kris is making her look like herself a “greedy heartless bitch,” a source shares with Life & Style. “Kim is watching helplessly as Kris turns this around and makes her look like a greedy, heartless b**ch,” the source explains. “If they [Kris and his attorneys] can prove Kris is being defamed and that the marriage was fraudulent, they are going to be able to reveal as many personal details as they want as evidence. Kim is crushed.”
Well, perhaps if Kim and her pimpmomma Kris Jenner hadn’t behaved like greedy, heartless bitches they wouldn’t have this problem! Allegedly, Kris’ lawyers are hitting the Kardashians hard and intend to prove that Kris was duped into marrying Kim for the sake of her television show!
“Kim has alienated her family and friends,” the source continues. “People around her are growing tired of the drama, because at the end of the day it’s really her own fault. She handled it badly and instead of blowing over like all her other scandals, this one just gets worse and worse.”
Even more upsetting for the former reality star, Kim is allegedly terrified that Kris will soon have a tell-all in the works! Apparently, if Kris succeeds in securing an annulment which would invalidate their prenup, he is planning to reveal all Kim and the fam’s dirty secrets. Oh, please let this gossip be true!!
“Kim is pretending that everything is fine in her world, but behind closed doors she is freaking out that Kris will come out with a tell-all book about their relationship,” a source tells HollywoodLife.
“Kim is fearing for her life right now…her life is fan approval and if Kris comes out with a tell-all, she will be completely exposed for the person she really is!” Uh-oh… maybe that could be the subject of her next reality show; Keeping Up With the Real Kim K!
Finally, Kim is working hard to keep up appearances and pretending to be outraged by Thursday’s flour bombing, which is rumored to be a publicity stunt orchestrated by Kim! Kim gave her BFF’s at TMZ Live a call yesterday and dished on the incident, which she is classifying as “bullying.”
“It was crazy? I laughed it off, dusted it off and went upstairs got a blowdryer. I didn’t want to disrespect people’s jobs. The show must go on,” Kim bravely shares. Yes – the sad, pathetic show that is her life simply must go on – for the fans, of course!
“It’s sad, whatever your beliefs are … it’s bullying and I don’t promote it. I didn’t want to hold up the event. I don’t think someone like that should get away with those types of actions.” Then why didn’t you press charges, Kimmie?
In response to the incident, which Kim says didn’t scare her, she is adding additional security to her team. “We are definitely stepping up our team around me,” she reveals. “The second that happened [the security] rused over. My team were troopers, they took this girl down. When something like that happens, you don’t expect it. I put my head down, walked out, and I was like, ‘let’s shake it up.’ She didn’t get it on my face, it was my jacket and my hair.”
Kim also defends herself against allegations that she is a “fur hag!” “We don’t sell fur in our clothing, or in our clothing lines because our clothes are so god-awfully cheap,” she protests. “What I choose to do in my personal time is my personal choice and that’s that.”
IS KRIS A GENUINE PERSON? DO YOU THINK HE WILL WRITE A TELL-ALL? WOULD YOU READ IT? WAS KIM BULLIED BY HER FLOUR BOMBER?
In Housewives world, one day you’re friends, the next day you’re… not. In the latest Real Housewives of Atlanta, extra Marlo Hampton seems to feel that her gay slur wasn’t that offensive and she is accusing former bestie NeNe Leakes of being two-faced for thinking otherwise. Le sigh.
NeNe has spoken out defending Marlo numerous times and claims the two are cool, but NeNe wasn’t so impressed with Marlo’s use of the F-word. And being NeNe, she made sure to let everyone know. In Marlo’s first-ever Bravo Blog (oh no – does this mean she might be *gasp* a full-time Housewife next year?) she slams NeNe and accuses her of shooting her mouth off after last years Tour Bus Incident with Sweetie Hughes! Oh, lawd!
“Lady Leakes,” Marlo addresses her, “you protest much about accusations of racism and are quite vocal about my bad choice of words, but I have seen you in action and you forget yourself. You already know the world is not full of “sweeties!” Never forget #thetourbusmassacre…”
Well, that’s very interesting and I simply cannot wait for NeNe to respond. You know it’s coming! This should be a very exciting reunion if the Talls start attacking each other!
Moving on, as Phaedra Parks is defending her decision to have twelve cakes at son Ayden‘s first birthday party – one for each month he’s been alive. What’s she going to do for his sixteenth birthday?
“Most people have their favorite occasion or holiday; for me, it’s birthdays because they are a personal holiday celebrating one’s entrance into life,” Phaedra explains in her Bravo blog. “I wanted our son’s first birthday to be a memorable occasion which would set the tone for each birthday to come.”
“I wanted the party to be filled with all of Ayden’s favorites,” she explains, “since Ayden has brought us 12 months of pure joy, I wanted a custom cake to commemorate each month.”
Phaedra also explains that the location was selected because the water park was named after her great-aunt, whom she had a very close relationship to growing up. Awww… that’s very sweet. Unfortunately, her aunt passed away from cancer before Ayden was born.
“The only location I considered was the water park conceptualized by and named in memory of my dear aunt, Frances Meadows,” Phaedra writes. “My aunt Frances was the first woman, and first person of color, elected to city government in Gainesville, Georgia. Her political platform was family based. The Frances Meadows Aquatic Center is a concept she fought for in order to facilitate positive family interaction.”
“Although Ayden will never have the opportunity to personally know her, I wanted to pay homage to her legacy by having his first birthday party in a place erected and named for someone who dreamed big and stood up for what she believed in.”
WAS MARLO RIGHT TO REMIND NENE ABOUT HER OWN OUT OF CONTROL ACTIONS? DO YOU THINK MARLO WILL BE RETURNING NEXT YEAR? WHAT DO YOU THINK KIM IS HAVING: BOY OR GIRL? DOES PHAEDRA’S EXPLANATION ABOUT THE CAKES MAKE SENSE?
Last night was the last straw of the latest season of Jersey Shore, culminating in a snooze fest reunion. The season’s highlights are recapped, and everyone laughs at light-hearted jokes about GTL and Deena’s tornado. Mike and Snooki are the first two in the hot seat to discuss the did-they-or-didn’t-they hook up. This reunion was clearly filmed pre-Situation rehab.
The gang watches clips showing how Mike plotted his diabolical plan which was often thwarted in Seaside Heights. Mike claims he didn’t want to be painted as a liar. After the footage, Snooki and Mike are screaming at each other on the reunion sofa. Again, does she protest too much? Rawn is thrilled that they are the new Ronnie and Sam. JWoww stands up for Snooki from the rafters. Rawn reveals that the angrier Nicole appears, the guiltier she looks.
Rawn goes on a roid rage begging them to drop it. Snooki claims that if she was going to hook up with a roommate, it wouldn’t be Mike, it would be Vin, and she’s been there, done that. Literally. Vinny looks uncomfortable. Pauly chimes in, saying that if he had been Jionni, Mike would still be swallowing his teeth. He believes Jionni was too passive. Basically nothing is resolved…no love lost between Snookster and the Sitch.
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Days after a story leaked, claiming Gretchen told tabloids that Tamra and now fiancé Eddie Judge got engaged after Bravo paid for both a ring and a luxury vacation to film the proposal, both ladies are defending themselves against the allegations. First up, is Gretchen who adamantly denies any involvement in so-called tabloid tattling!
Speaking to CNN news, of all places, Gretchen claims everyone wants the fight between Tamra and herself to continue! “I think because Tamra and I have been at each other’s necks the last few years,” Gretchen claims. “I mean, bottom line, the audience likes the fight, to think that Tamra and I are at each other’s necks angry at each other.”
“[And] I think a lot of people were expecting an engagement between Slade [Smiley] and I and when that didn’t happen and all of a sudden Tamra’s engaged, I think that the press just made this up.” That’s an interesting assessment – are that many people really dying for Gretchen and Slave to tie the knot, because frankly, I think most of us couldn’t care less!
Gretchen claims that not only is she thrilled beyond belief for her new friend, she is planning the bachelorette party! “For goodness sakes, I went out to dinner with her and Eddie and Terry and Heather and we celebrated the engagement and I’m gonna throw the bachelorette and Heather’s gonna throw the bridal shower!;” Gretchen insists. “If I actually believed it’s a sham, why would I offer to throw the bachelorette party?”
“It’s disappointing; we know the truth, we know what’s going on,” Gretchen says, adding that the media is spinning it out of control. You can see the video of Gretchen defending herself below!
Unfortunately for Gretchen, Tamra doesn’t seem to exonerate her from involvement in the story – nor is she confirming any news of bachelorette parties! Instead, she is talking wedding plans and while there are none until next season she is thrilled to be engaged! “Proposing to me in Bora Bora was a huge surprise and the most romantic trip of my life,” Tamra tells RumorFix. “We have no wedding date or plans set, but we are thinking about having a destination wedding somewhere fabulous.”
“Regarding the recent report on TMZ article. I find it hurtful and vicious for someone to make up such horrible lies about my engagement,” she fumes. “To try and take away from my happiness is just down right mean.”
And she is completely insistent that Bravo had nothing to do with the most romantic day of her life! “Bravo does not control my life and my love can not be bought or manipulated by them or anyone else.” You know what, I kind of believe her!
Moving right along, Vicki Gunvalson is talking about herself again. No, just kidding… Vicki is talking how being a Housewife has changed over the years – and she blames the inclusion of younger ladies into the mix. And Vicki prefers the old way of doing things!
“I was one of the youngest cast members and now I’m the oldest,” Vicki shares. In the beginning, “We weren’t fighting, we were just talking about our lives, raising kids,” Vicki tells The Huffington Post.
Vicki believes in order to amp up drama, the producers started matriculating younger, less settled, and more fame hungry girls into the cast. “They are bringing in the girls 16 years younger. Hello,” she claims. “I think the producers wanted to sexercise it so we got the younger girls, but its okay, just more fights.” I assume Vicki is referring to Gretchen and her grifter-buddy Sarah Winchester, who has barely been on screen so far – much to my delight!
Interestingly, Vicki says the shift in the show’s dynamic has been hurtful to her insurance business; which she still maintains is her primary job. “Yes, absolutely it does hurt business,” Vicki confirms. “I have to be very careful of what I say and how my temper shows and I really try to control all drinking on camera because I’m not a big drinker anyway, but they sensationalize it. [They] Make them think you are drinking more than you are when you’re not drinking that much.”
While Vicki insists the producers don’t force the drama–they just cast accordingly–apparently it’s working! Or maybe not. NBC is reporting that the seventh season of RHOC is gearing up to be the series’ highest rated season yet. Which is ironic, considering new addition Heather is in her forties and hardly the youngest of the bunch. Also interesting, it is the OG’s Vicki, Tamra, and Gretchen who are causing the most trouble this season!
New episodes of the show are averaging about 2 million viewers and ratings are up 10% from last season, according to the Nielsen Ratings. Tuesday night’s mainly dramaless episode garnered a whopping 1.36 million adult viewers aged 18-49 and was the most watched episode of the season since the premiere. Apparently, people really want to see Vicki and Gretchen throw down over Slave Slimey!
I have to say, although the drama is exciting, I preferred earlier seasons of the shows where the fights seemed less forced and were less often. I agree, recent seasons of Housewives of all varieties have become increasingly low-brow and trashy. If I wanted all that nonsense I’d tune into Bad Girls Club! But maybe, the majority of viewers prefer the over-the-top behavior and non-stop bickering. What do you think?
SO – DID GRETCHEN LEAK THE STORY TO THE TABLOIDS OR NOT? ARE YOU SURPRISED SHE’S THROWING THE BACHELORETTE? IS VICKI RIGHT THAT YOUNGER HOUSEWIVES HAVE AMPED UP THE DRAMA AND TRASHED UP THE SHOW? THOUGHTS ON THE RATINGS?
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First up, the important news! Celebrity reject, Kim Kardashian can add one more item to the list of why her life sucks. The fur-loving reality hoochie was flour bombed last night at the London Hotel of West Hollywood while promoting her new perfume, True Reflection. Um… so, do y’all think Kim can take a note from her newest fragrance and truly reflect on the embarrassing disaster that is her life? Probably not.
Anyways, back to the flour bomb! According to TMZ, a woman threw the substance at Kim from behind, dousing her completely, and screamed “Fur hag!” Kim was most recently photographed rocking fur at Kanye West‘s Paris fashion show.
The flour got all over Kim’s jacket and her extensions hair. The fire department was called to examine the powder and the police arrested the attacker. Kim decided not to press charges, which was nice of her, and the woman was released. Kim was able to complete her scheduled appearance despite the fashion mishap. Hey, now she has something in common with Ryan Seacrest, who got doused by Sasha Cohen at the Oscars!
While PETA is not taking credit for this incidence, they do tell TMZ they are glad it happened! “PETA has tried everything from polite letters to public protests, but Kim Kardashian has not been moved by the news that animals are beaten, electrocuted, and even skinned alive for real fur garments. Whoever threw that flour may reach her when our polite appeals did not,” said PETA in a statement.
Some are also speculating on whether the Kardashians might have planned the attack to make headlines and garner some sympathy for Kimmie. I definitely wouldn’t put it past these people, as we all know they are willing to go to any means to make Kimmie a victim!
Photos and a video of Kimmie Kakes getting Flour Bombed are below! A photo of Kim pre-attack is above.
Moving on, the marital problems of Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are being put under a microscope. Hey, don’t want your life picked apart – stay off reality TV, which is exactly what Lamar’s planning! Apparently, being the subject of Khloe & Lamaris ruining their marriage and he is fed up!
Sources report that Khloe and Lamar are actually happy together, but that pimpmomager Kris Jenner is convincing Khloe that fights and problems equal good ratings. She’s gotta make that money! “Kris is constantly telling Khloe that marital conflicts equals ratings! Kris has convinced Khloe that if it weren’t for Lamar, she would not have her own reality show and that if she wants another season she needs to embellish the conflicts in the marriage because that’s what viewers want,” a friend tells HollywoodLife.
Unfortunately, all the pretend problems are starting to equal real problems and Lamar is disenfranchised with the idea of being on reality television. ”Kris is blind to the fact that Khloe and Lamar’s relationship is suffering because of reality TV,” the source adds.
“Lamar is a pretty laid back person but he has had enough. He feels like a puppet and he has already told Khloe that he is not going to create drama on the show for ratings, in fact, he wants out completely.”
This was also the case with Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick. The two fought constantly on Kourtney & Kim Take New York, but insiders claimed it was all an act for ratings and that the couple is actually very happy and get along great. Sure enough, shortly after filming ended Kourtney announced her second pregnancy, but rumors still persist that the couple is in crisis.
Apparently, Lamar initially agreed to take part in filming because he didn’t think it would be that big of a deal, but with the success of their spin-off show Kris J started pushing things to get bigger and more dramatic. Lamar “never ever thought his life would become so consumed by the Kardashian franchise.”
In order to save his marriage–and his career–Lamar is setting limits. An insider for the Dallas Mavericks is claiming that Lamar’s second job as reality television husband is interfering with this basketball commitments and it might be curtains on his NBA career if he doesn’t shape up! “No one understands why Lamar keeps doing reality TV,” the source tells HollywoodLife. “It’s absolutely ruining his career. You would think it would be clear which career to pursue, but for some reason, he can’t decide. At some point, someone is going to make that decision for him.”
In the meantime, Lamar has decided he is not going to expose their personal life completely; if he wants to be respected as an athlete and a professional he has to draw the line somewhere. And that somewhere is the couple’s on-going fertility issues. “Lamar has pretty much given Khloe an ultimatum that he will NOT pursue any fertility treatments with her if they are taped for reality TV,” a close family friend reveals.
“Khloe feels torn because she thinks it would be good for ratings. She is worried that there won’t be enough of a story line to tape for the new season of Khloe & Lamar. She basically has to chose between having babies or reality TV and fame.”
Khloe has admitted in the past that taping the show is stressful on their marriage and it may interfere with their baby making time, but she has Kris J’s genes and pimping out anything for fame and attention seems to run in her blood.
Which, is another problem for her hubby! “The reason Lamar fell in love with Khloe in the first place was because of her independence, now he feel like she has lost that because she is so entangled with her mom and sisters and the whole celebrity thing,” the insider discloses. “It’s a real turn off for Lamar!”
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DID KIM DESERVE THE FLOUR BOMB? SHOULD KHLOE TELL KRIS TO BUTT OUT? WILL SHE LEAVE REALITY TELEVISION TO SAVE HER MARRIAGE?
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Last night’s season finale for Project Runway All Stars went about how I expected. A winner was crowned, the losers flew first class to Paris and everyone else flocked to Neiman Marcus online to start procuring some goods!
The designers arrived at the Gotham Center for the finale show where they each had their own special dressing area, complete with their customized Neiman Marcus accessory walls. Austin still isn’t finished with his evening gown and is rushing around doing last-minute construction. Michael realizes that although he thought he had everything finished, he’s having a ton of last-minute fit issues. Mondo doesn’t seem to be experiencing any trauma–for once–and is confident going into the final show. There’s some last-minute preparations and drama, but nobody really cares about that! Let’s get to the final show.
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