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Just when I hoped Patti Stanger was somewhat remorseful for her scathing and incredibly rude comments, she’s at it again!

The Millionaire Matchmaker has come out of hiding to pitch a new reality show and in the process insult some of her Bravo colleagues! According to the New York Post, the incredibly unlikable and bad for TV, Patti participated in a conference call with a “group of LA-based designers” she was soliciting for “Glamazons,” a new reality show Stanger is developing. No word yet if friend and fellow fame junkie Jill Zarin was included in that group!

During the course of the call, a source claims Patti excoriated real-life glamazon, Rachel Zoe, and accused her of being “near bankrupt” as a result of an “addiction” to vintage couture! Hey, I can relate! Even worse, she claimed Rachel was forced to sell her apartment and “do a reality show” because of her addiction! Whoa! Slanderous! Apparently Patti had no proof to back any of this up, but hey – irrelevant details! A rep for Rachel, of course, denied the assignations calling them “laughable.”

Patti then went after Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes! Using NeNe to serve as a warning to her budding reality minions, Patti demanded that they better refrain from becoming “divas” if they want to keep their jobs. She used the sweet-natured Housewife’s attitude to illustrate her point, snapping: “NeNe is about to be cut. With her diva attitude, you watch, she’s going to get cut.”

Patti also demanded people on her show better play nice or else! “You’re all going to pretend like you’re friends, and you’re going to go out every night or you’ll be fired — you’re all replaceable,” she allegedly commanded!

Well, of course now that this story is making headlines everyone is doing damage control! Speaking through her over-worked rep, Patti refuted the story as exaggerated. “Oh, come on. I have the utmost respect for Bravo and all my colleagues there,” she told the Post. “I was obviously misunderstood.”

As for Bravo they retaliated with the following statement: “Bravo does not produce shows with those kinds of stipulations and therefore would never be green-lit on our network. And there is zero truth to those comments about Rachel Zoe and NeNe Leakes.”

DO YOU BELIEVE PATTI MADE THOSE STATEMENTS? DO YOU THINK THERE IS ANY TRUTH TO HER COMMENTS? WOULD YOU WATCH HER NEW SHOW? HOW MANY DAYS UNTIL HER CONTRACT WITH BRAVO IS CANCELLED?

Anya Ayoung-Chee
After dethroning Gretchen Jones as the most controversial winner in Project Runway history, season nine winner Anya Ayoung-Chee is talking about what’s next for the budding designer as well as sharing her experiences on the show. She also gives a little detail on those “intimate tapes” you may have heard about!

Speaking to The Insider about how life has changed since winning Project Runway, the former beauty queen credits her success on the show to judge Heidi Klum! “I know without a doubt I could not have won Project Runway without Heidi.” And following her win she has left Trinidad to pursue a career in fashion. Additionally, she has been hard at working actually learning how to sew, cause you know, it’s sort of important when your career is fashion designer!

“I am going to build my online presence; I think that’s very important now. So that people can see my clothes. I am living in New York and going to try to learn a lot of the sewing techniques that I didn’t have time to learn yet, since now I am off the show and there is no pressure. I am looking forward to making a name for myself, and having people see my designs.”

“I want to go back now and learn the more important pattern making skills, because it really does help with my designing capabilities.” Um… good, because I’d like to see an evenly cut neckline in any future Anya collections!

As for her sewing experience prior to appearing on Project Runway, Anya clears all that up! “I had an instructor, she is from Tobago. She kind of taught me the basics but also taught me how to get through [the show] – we really focused on what I would have to do on the show,” she explains. “I didn’t learn a lot of pattern making, I learned a lot of draping skills.”

Hmmm… something about this sounds suspicious – she really thought those skills were going to get her through the competition after watching previous seasons of the show and seeing some of the skill-set? I mean, every past winner had impeccable construction skills!

The former Miss Trinidad and Tobago, who actually competed in the 2008 Miss Universe Pageant, reveals that she attended Parsons but studied graphic design because the fashion program was so “competitive.” She realized she had an eye for fashion while competing in Miss Universe. “I got the chance to design some of the clothes for my competition (and because the clothes were being made for me I didn’t have to make them myself) and that kind of showed me that I could maybe start a line on my own. I think I have a natural desire and flair for it.”

As for the drama and backstabbing associated with being a Project Runway contestant, Ayoung-Chee tried to stay out of it! “I was a little surprised watching the show after and seeing what was going on behind the scenes,” she expresses. “I really hate all that drama! I was very surprised to hear a lot of things happen that I didn’t know had gone on.”

She also reveals that despite all the condescending comments he made behind her back, she is good friends with first runner-up, Joshua McKinley (aka Eyebrows McSequins) and she feels his (and other contestants) snarking and complaining about her lack of construction skills were “completely valid,” admitting: “If I was them I think I’d feel exactly the same way. I really get it.”

Now for the juicy details! In case you haven’t heard, Anya was a participant in quite a racy three-some sex tape (screen shot, below) that leaked after her ex-boyfriend’s laptop was stolen! Wait – haven’t we heard this story before…? Is Kris Jenner managing her?

Talking about the scandal that plagued her prior to the appearing on the show and resurfaced once she nabbed the spotlight, Anya insists she was completely prepared for the backlash!. “I am a very honest person and I just wanted to put everything out on the table, since people were talking about,” she asserts. “When I applied for Project Runway, I had told [producers} about the tape. I didn’t want them to find out in some other way.” And then the producers got dollar $ign$ in their eyes when they heard the phrase: ‘ex-beauty queen with sex tape who can’t sew’ and cast her immediately!

“The tape caused a lot of hurt and a lot of shame, Trinidad is such a small and religious country. It was very hard for me and especially my family,” she admits. Despite the embarrassment, Anya moved on and is focusing on the positives that came from appearing on the show! “It’s been wonderful to do something I really have a passion for.” Best of luck to Anya, we’ll be checking in to see if she learned to sew a sleeve!

THOUGHTS ON ANYA’S INTERVIEW? DO YOU BELIEVE SHE DESERVED TO WIN PROJECT RUNWAY? ARE YOU SURPRISED BY HER SEX TAPE SCANDAL? DO YOU THINK THAT HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE PRODUCERS CHOOSING HER FOR THE SHOW?

Toni Braxton, Tamar Braxton, Evelyn Braxton, Traci Braxton, Towanda Braxton and Trina Braxton

The Braxton Family Values cast is breathing a sigh or relief today as Vince Herbert, husband of Tamar Braxton, has been released from the hospital.

Vince was hospitalized two weeks ago after suffering a blood clot in his lungs. The Braxton family immediately rushed to his side, even cancelling key media events to promote their show’s second season.

TMZ confirms today that Vince is now doing much better and is expected to make a full recovery.

In other news, there will definitely be a lot of drama to go around when the second season premieres next week. The NY Post reported last week that Toni Braxton has fired Vince (also happens to be her brother-in-law) as her longtime manager. By the way, the firing came before the hospitalization.

A source reveals that Toni “won’t be anywhere near Tamar. This has caused more family problems.”

Toni’s rep also confirmed she fired Vince, most well known for working with Lady Gaga, stating Toni “has a great personal and professional relationship with Vince” while adding that the Braxtons are “still very close.” Ai ya ya.

The new season of Braxton Family Values premieres Thurs, Nov. 10 (9/8c) on WE tv.

I actually watched the entire first season of this show and it was GOOD! Tamar definitely makes the show.org with her over the top dramatic antics. Must say I’m looking forward to the season 2 drama!

[Photo credit: Daniel Tanner/ WENN.com]

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST? DID YOU WATCH THE 1ST SEASON? LOOKING FORWARD TO SEASON 2?

Bringing you a new photo post this week PLUS more Halloween photos of your favorite reality stars!

Above is a photo of Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi with her boyfriend Slade Smiley as they celebrated her 34th birthday on Sunday at Lavo at the Palazzo during a special Halloween edition of Vampire Vice Sundays.

Below, Caroline Manzo in her Halloween costume with hubby Albert, Teresa Giudice pictured filming Celebrity Apprentice, Melissa Gorga pictured in NYC, Bethenny Frankel films an interview, Kelly Bensimon attends an event! Alexis Bellino and Vicki Gunvalson take a road trip together! Brandi Granville in her super slutty sexy Halloween costume! Ramona Singer and Phaedra Parks in their Halloween costumes, Plus more photos of Kandi Burruss , The Manzo Kids, Adrienne Maloof, Dana Wilkey & more!

Also below, Kate Gosselin, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Snooki, Jennifer Williams, Maksim Chmerkovskiy & more!

[Photo credit: HauteLiving.com]

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Days after she filed for divorce following two months of marriage, a new report now states Kim Kardashian is truly in shock over the public and very well deserved backlash she is receiving!

And why wouldn’t there be a public backlash? After all, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star pocketed a reported $17 million from her extravagant sham wedding!

A source close to Kimmie tells RadarOnline, “Kim is absolutely numb and was truly surprised and shocked at the backlash she has gotten since she decided to file for divorce.”

In fact, Kim, who has spent the week in Australia snapping pics with fans and promoting her new Kardashian Handbag line with sister Khloe Kardashian, has now decided to cancel the remainder of her public appearances in order to pretend she is mourning the demise of her marriage!

“I am very disappointed that I am unable to attend the Swisse marquee, but I hope to come back and work with the Swisse team at another point in time,” Kim said. She continued, “I love our fan base out here. Of course I do really want some time to myself and it has been tough. But I didn’t wanna bail on everyone and, you know, skip out on this commitment.” Kim was reportedly set to receive $150,000 for that appearance.

According to TMZ, Kim is telling friends she is so “distraught” over the divorce and wave of publicity that followed that she decided to bail on her Australian appearances and return to the U.S. Apparently this is the first time she’s ever missed “work” and is saying she just couldn’t handle it. Poor poor Kimmie Kakes.

Kim is quoted as saying: “I need to take care of me now, and I can’t work for awhile.” TMZ adds that it’s unclear if Kim will also be putting the brakes on her reality show, or whether she’ll simply be more selective as to what she does and doesn’t do in the near future.

And when it comes to Kim’s $2 million engagement ring, pimpmomager Kris Jenner is making it crystal clear Kim will NOT be returning it! You know, despite being only married for 72 days.

During her appearance on Good Morning America today to promote her new book All Things Kardashian, Kris was asked if Kim is planning to give back the 20.5-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond engagement ring (estimated at $2 million) Kris Humphries gave to her back in June. Her response? “I hate an Indian giver. It’s a gift. Keep your gift,” said Kris. Wowzers. In fact Kris is now receiving some backlash from Native American organizations for her “Indian giver” comment.

As for the jilted husband Kris, remember him? Kim has stopped following him on Twitter while he continues to follow her. In fact, Kris was photographed smiling and wearing his wedding ring on Monday morning in Minnesota while Kim was in L.A. filing for divorce. As we have reported, Kris found out about the divorce through TMZ.

Kris has also been lying low since the divorce filing and even canceled a scheduled Las Vegas appearance for this weekend. If only Kimmie had the same tact

[Photo credit: FayesVision/WENN.com]

TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE KIM CANCELED HER APPEARANCES BECAUSE SHE IS “DISTRAUGHT” OR IS IT DUE TO THE PUBLIC BACKLASH? SHOULD SHE KEEP THE RING?

Camille Grammer may have been unlucky in love once before, but that’s all changed! Following her horrible divorce from A-List Douchebag Kelsey Grammer, she has officially moved on! Kelsey, who?

Her new boyfriend, Dimitri Charalambopoulos, is quite the catch and Camille isn’t hesitating to sing him praise! “He’s tall, 6’2″, dark, handsome,” The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star swooned. “He loves to cook. I call him my Greek god.”

“My son’s really taken a liking to him and my daughter and him get along as well,” she explained, speaking to E! at the Dream Halloween benefit for the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation. “He’s great with my kids and he’s good with me.”

Dimitri is so involved in Camille’s family life he took her two children Mason, 9, and Jude, 7, trick-or-treating! And he gave Camille a special Halloween Treat — white roses, Stargazers and white lilies.

“He brings me flowers every day — not an arrangement, a flower or two or three,” Camille explained, making the rest of us jealous.

So how exactly did Camille meet such an amazing guy? According to a friend of Camille’s the two met while attending a mutual friend’s wedding five months ago. Even though they clicked immediately they waited two months later to begin dating, because Dimitri was living in Texas at the time. “The stars were aligned,” Camille told RumorFix of their serendipitous meeting.

And things are going great! “I’m definitely enjoying my time with Dimitri,” she gushed. “He’s a really good person and we get along very well.”

So is marriage in the cards for the happy couple? Perhaps! “At some point, possibly yes,” Camille, said, playing coy. “A year ago I would have said I definitely never, I will never enter into that kind of agreement. But now I’ve definitely changed my mind.”

Best of luck to Camille and Dimitri in their new relationship!

[Photo credit: SPLASH]

THOUGHTS ON CAMILLE’S NEW BOYFRIEND AND HER RELATIONSHIP? ARE YOU HAPPY FOR CAMILLE? DO YOU THINK HE WILL MAKE AN APPEARANCE ON RHOBH?


In a shocking new report an editor for TLC’s once popular Jon & Kate Plus 8 has been arrested on child pornography charges.

William Blankinship, 56, who has worked on a variety of TLC’s family-friendly shows, including 17 Kids And Counting and Kate Plus 8 was arrested Oct 21 in North Carolina when he was caught in a State Bureau Investigation sting called “Operation Spyglass.” Blankinship was one of 24 men who were arrested on felony charges for “possession and distribution of child pornography and/or sex acts with a minor,” RadarOnline reports.

The arrest report states William is charged with 10 counts of “sex exploit of minor (3rd) 14-1,” which basically states he was in possession of visual materials that represented a minor engaging in sexual activity of some kind.

At this time – thankfully – no bond has been set because according to a spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, William will remain “under the authority of the U.S. Marshals until they are sentenced and convicted, and then they’d be sent to a Federal prison.” This means he remains in prison throughout his trial and then is moved to the penitentiary where he will serve out his sentence.

William was never actually an employee of TLC, but was hired by the network as a subcontractor employed by Serious Robots and Figure 8 Films to edit portions of their reality shows. “Upon learning of the shocking allegations his employment was terminated,” Figure 8 Films announced in a statement.

Because William was a subcontractor not employed by the network TLC has assured the public he was, never at any time, in contact with any of the eight Gosselin children. “At no time was this man ever in the field or in direct contact with any of the talent for any of our productions,” their statement promises.

In response to the allegations Jon Gosselin is speaking out about his “distress” related to the situation — particularly that William had a tremendous amount of access to “raw footage” of his children! “Of course we filmed potty training…” Jon reflected. “Any parent would be freaked out by this, because the cameraman definitely shot the kids getting ready for bed, being showered and being changed.”

“My first thought when I heard this was, ‘Oh my God!’” Jon revealed. “I’m sure everyone working on the show is shocked and never expected something like this.” Gosselin added that he met William “several times” through his association to the show. Wait – didn’t TLC deny that he had any contact with their reality stars?

Jon is not taking the news lightly and will be doing further investigation into the charges. “I have contacted an attorney and I’m trying to gather all the information from the authorities in North Carolina to see if there is any evidence he has footage of our family or if he has distributed it.”

As for what his ex-wife Kate Gosselin has to say, Jon plans to communicate with her about the matter. “I will write her an email because I feel this is going to explode, because it is so bad,” Jon regretfully explained.

Jon who has been against his children continuing on reality television, previously stated: “I put my kids out there to every pedophile on the planet and they never got paid for it,” of their involvement in television. Sadly, this is a case where it isn’t rewarding to be right.

As for Kate, so far she has not released a statement on the horrendous matter. The mom of many has been focusing her time in her new promotional role for CouponCabin.com and was snapped leaving for her job with the company.

It is our sincerest hope that no damage has come to the Gosselin children related to this matter. Reality Tea will continue to bring you the updates.

THOUGHTS ON THE NEWS? DOES JON HAVE LEGAL RIGHTS AGAINST THE NETWORK FOR THEIR FAILURE TO PROTECT HIS FAMILY?

Last night’s Survivor was a show of solidarity…for a hot minute. The merge occurs between the two tribes just as predicted. Savaii’s plan works in that Ozzy beats off the unbeatable Christine, but that is about as far as it goes…his overacting doesn’t fool the Upolu for a split second, and Savaii’s double agent may be way too good at his job.

After the dumbest riskiest move in the history of the show, the folks at Savaii aren’t too keen on their recent decision. Cochran tries to say that he would have been willing to go to Redemption Island had Ozzy not stepped in with his grand plan. Keith pointedly says that he himself could never let someone else fight his battles. Someone asks Cochran if he’s comfortable being a double agent. He reveals in his interview that he can certainly pretend to like the Upolu as he’s been pretending to like his tribe since they arrived. Is someone a sore sport because his fellow castaways are missing Ozzy?

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