Bethenny Frankel’s new book Skinnydipping debuts on Tuesday, May 1st, and it looks like she might have a hit on her hands.
This is Bethenny’s first attempt at fiction and the early reviews are positive. The Hollywood Reporter gushed:
Skinnydipping is a totally fun, dishy read, especially for fans of reality TV. Clearly, Frankel has drawn inspiration from her own life to construct the plot of the novel and half the fun is trying to figure which characters and events might be drawn from her real life and which are entirely made up.
Love her or hate her, you can’t deny she’s doing something right when it comes to branding and business ventures. And apparently she can write novels, too.
The first episode starts with Kim discussing her future with baby K.J., showing him her bling and expressing her worries about making things happen in time for the perfect wedding date: 11.11.11. Kim is the first to admit that Kroy is a saint for putting up with her. Super true! Her rationale for the wedding date falls short of a tarot reader beating her over the head with a giant cornucopia. Kroy is unsure how he’s going to swing Kim’s dream wedding during football season. Kim won’t hear it–her first wedding happened on the beach in Destin, lasted ninety days, and (gasp!) there was no reception.
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However, sources tell E! News that Bravo has yet to confirm Yolanda’s involvement, and they aren’t sure if she’ll be signing on as an official housewife or be relegated to the “Friends Of The Housewives” role. Apparently, while Yolanda was mic’d and filming with the group, she “seemed to fit right in,” (according to a witness)—this was a trial run and she has not signed a contract yet, only an appearance release for that particularly day of filming. A video of Yolanda at Wednesday’s event is below!
Disputing this, RadarOnline claims Yolanda has not only joined up as a full-on Housewife, but that her husband, music producer David Foster, is more than supportive of his wife’s aspirations to get drunk and act catty on national television. For more information on Yolanda and David—keep reading below!
“David and Yolanda got married late last year, and he encouraged her to join the show because he thought it would be fun for her to do,” a source close to the couple reveals. “He is extremely proud of his wife and wants the world to see how lucky he is to be married to her. David is no stranger to reality television; when he was married to his third wife, Linda Thompson, they were both featured on the Fox reality show The Princes Of Malibu, which dealt with his relationship with his then step-sons, Brody and Brandon Jenner.” The delicious Linda has also made some charming and hilarious appearances on RHOBH. I kinda wish she was joining the show, in fact!
“Yolanda is going to make an excellent addition to the cast and she can definitely hold her ground if the claws come out, she is no shrinking violet,” the source adds.
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There are a mere six left on American Idol, with Wednesday night being Queen night. What’s not to love about that?
The show opens with a Queen cover band performing everyone’s favorite “Somebody to Love.” After a fabulous rendition, AI sends the remaining crew to TMZ for some “media training.” Good luck with that! The first two up are Elise Testone and Jessica Sanchez. Jessica doesn’t get the best critique from Jimmy (the judges liked her) for her “Bohemian Rhapsody,” but she blew everyone away with her “Dance With My Father” by Luther VanDross. Randy Jackson couldn’t find a thing wrong with her performance. Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez loved Elise’s Queen cover, but Randy and Steven think she made a poor song choice with her Jimi Hendrix pick. She finds herself the first contestant banished to the bottom three.
Emily Maynard‘s season of The Bachelorette is mere weeks away. I know you have all been dutifully doing your Men of The Bachelor countdown, where each day, you pull off a photo of a former Bachelor of season’s past until you reach the pinnacle of douchey-awesomeness in the form of Bentley Williams. Or Jake Pavelka—whichever works! Also, on my countdown isKasey Kahl, who is guarding and protecting my heart with his beautiful singing and inspiring tattoos. Shhh… don’t tell Vienna!
Well, if you’re already on Real Housewives of New Jersey overload, you are not alone! It seems all anyone can talk about these days is Teresa Giudice. Love her or hate her, the flamboyant Housewife knows how to make a splash and she knows how to get people to pay attention, puh-lease!
In the latest, Teresa has taken to In Touch Weekly to formally apologize to her co-stars (we’ll be giving you the full report of the story tomorrow) and it seems some of her co-stars are in a forgiving mood!
Yesterday, Teresa and former bestieJacqueline Laurita took their reconciliation public with a Twitter over-disclosure fest and apparently “baby steps” are happening to rebuild their relationship. Can I get a collective “awwwww”? I love Jacqueresa.
Apparently, Teresa called Jacs and they played phone tag until eventually connecting. It seems the ladies have missed each other, and frankly, we’ve missed them too. I like Jacqueline much better when she’s not under Caroline Manzo‘s spell!
While Jill Zarin and Alex McCord are officially out of the Real Housewives of New York City, they won’t go quietly into that famewhore night and continue to draw attention to themselves, no matter what. We’ll start with the grossest news. Somehow, Alex was able to get press for a very odd passage in her “urban parenting” book, which was released two years ago, Little Kids Big City. They weren’t getting enough hate messages on Twitter, so they decided to promote the passage below, describing husband Simon VanKempen‘s reaction to the au naturale birth of son, François. Alex describes her natural birth as:
“Once he was finally out of my body, I experienced a tsunami of endorphins that was almost orgasmic and I understand completely the stories other women have written about ecstastic birth. Simon was sitting behind me at the point of birth, and later when we untangled ourselves he discovered he’d actually ejaculated though hadn’t felt any of the normal lead-up to that.”
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