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An all new episode of the Real Housewives of New York City airs tonight on Bravo at 10/9c.

On the 7th episode this season titled “Travel Reservations,” LuAnn plans a big exotic trip for the ladies, hoping the getaway will help quell all the petty clashing. Some of the ladies prepare for the vacation by checking in at a spa, while others save face by visiting a plastic surgeon. Elsewhere, Jill hosts an anti-bullying event—even inviting Ramona to the affair.

Watch What Happens Live – Joining Andy Cohen in the Bravo clubhouse tonight is Gayle King.

Meanwhile following our report yesterday asking if Jill Zarin hires others to post positive comments about her online, she took to her twitter to respond. “Dont spread lies. Fact check! My fans who wrote comments are pissed!! Ask them @gingerettes,” tweeted Jill. Apparently the “ginerettes” are a group of Jill fans who call themselves “The Jill Zarin Squad.”

While some of the simpler comments might have indeed been made by Jill’s fans, it is extremely unlikely Jill’s “gingerettes” made the ones attempting to manipulate search engines. Plus the three spam comments left on our blog came from different IP addresses, meaning it’s likely more than one person posting the same types of comments with the same exact SEO techniques. As we stated yesterday, it appears to be the work of a group of hired PR flunkies. Plus till this day, Jill still denies being Susan Saunders despite being caught red-handed by Gawker.

Another fun fact? TheDirty website reported last year that Jill hired people, paying them $25 an hour, to help monitor her facebook page and delete all negative comments.

And following the drama on last week’s episode, Ramona Singer made a tweet calling Jill out. “Good point! @mccordalex Its not okay 2 wear white 2 a wedding but u can yell at the bride about her guest list & friendships. JZ is a fool,” tweeted Ramona. Ouch. A preview clip of tonight’s episode is below!

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON JILL & RAMONA’S COMMENTS, THE PREVIEW & TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?

Kim Kardashian is not one to hide things from the spotlight, and adding boyfriend Kris Humphries to the cast family on Keeping Up with the Kardashians is no exception. However, whatever happened to the video for her flop single Jam (Turn It Up)? Releasing a video to tout her track seems like it would be right up Kim K’s alley…so why hasn’t anyone seen it?

Kim shot a music video for the tune, but her sisters Khloe and Kourtney are claiming the video much like the movie she made with Ray J was never meant for the public’s eyes. Perez Hilton reports that while some of video shoot will appear on the upcoming season, her sisters insist Kim made the music video for her eyes only.

Kourtney asserts, “No, no, no. What was that [footage in the show's commercial]? I think that was a part of her video, maybe. They were there when she was shooting her video. I’ve never seen it…I think it’s for her eyes only.”

Seconding that sentiment is little sis, Khloe, saying, “They were filming that behind-the-scenes, but not the whole music video. But I’m sure you’re gonna see [something]. I don’t know what they edit into the episodes. I’ve seen it. It’s to die for. Her body is banging, baby…The song was for charity; it wasn’t for her to have a recording deal. [It was] something she just wanted to be for herself and for fun, so the video she made just for herself. It was never meant to be played publicly.”

Kim shooting video of something she doesn’t want the world to see? I don’t buy it. Plus the video was shot by acclaimed video director Hype Williams who most likely doesn’t do videos that are not meant for release. Music videos are meant to be seen, it’s relationships that celebrities tend to keep private…but wait, does Kim have it backwards?

She reveals to US Weekly that her new beau Kris, basketball player for the New Jersey Nets, will be making more than a cameo on the sixth season of KUWTK. While they haven’t been dating very long, Kim is smitten. She says, “[Kris] is in my life, so he will be on [the show] a little bit. He won’t be the main focus of the show or anything, but the reality of my life is that he is in it, so yeah, he will be on the show.”

When pressed about Kris and how he handles the additional attention and publicity that goes along with dating a Kardashian, Kim raves, “He’s great. It was a good test for him. He is totally fine with it and he makes it easy.” A source close to the middle Kardashian also believes wedding bells are in the future for K-Squared, predicting, “I foresee an engagement this summer.”

So, Kim’s music video stays in the vault while her romance is front and center in the public eye. Do you think it’s possible that Mr. Humphries looks better on the small screen that Kim K’s musical stylings?

Days after making headlines for signing a deal to become a stripper at age 48, former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub is now stating she has decided to walk away from the deal; while also seeking treatment for psychological problems stemming from sexual abuse. She also reveals she has dealt with suicidal thoughts.

“I have addictions with love and low self-esteem, and I need help!” Danielle told PEOPLE after nude photos of her stripping at Scores in New York appeared online.

“My low self-esteem derived from childhood sexual abuse has messed with my mind and self-worth, and over the years I thought about getting help but pushed it deep into the depths of denial,” says Danielle. “For years I have had the suicide hotline on my cell phone and would like nothing more than to free myself from this constant pressure.”

Danielle adds that she has decided to finally get help because she went too far this time around. The sex tape wasn’t going too far? “Seeing how I have hurt myself and my family this time, I can no longer push it behind me.”

She goes on to add that she is getting help from Dr. Drew Pinsky and claims she was “coaxed” by her handlers into signing the deal. She however states she accepts responsibility for her actions. “I have to own my mistakes and can’t blame others.”

Being that this is Danielle after all, it’s a bit hard to determine if this is legit or just a publicity stunt. But for the sake of her daughters, here’s to hoping it is the real deal and she is indeed seeking the help she badly needs.

TELL US – WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS?


It’s the season finale of America’s Next Top Model Cycle – oh, who knows. Brittani Kline, the trailer park queen from rural Pennsylvania and Molly O’Connell the angry, blonde adopted southern girl are the finalists. The finale takes place in amazing Morocco where the girls are filming their CoverGirl commercials then taking their CG glamour shots, shooting for Italian Vogue, and finally walking in a Vivienne Westwood fashion show. Tyra Banks has outdone herself this cycle!

The girls are meet individually with Ivan Bart, president of IMG models, who will be signing the winner of this cycle. He, predictably, likes both girls and notes their positive attributes, not giving away which one he would personally choose. Afterwards the girls meet Mister Jay Manuel to film their CoverGirl commercials for Liperfection Lipstick shot by Italian photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari.

Unlike previous seasons where the commercials were straight up disasters with no one being able to remember their lines or demonstrate a comprehensive grasp of ANY language, this year’s were pretty seamless. Brittani is rocking a serious femme fatale look, but while filming the commercial her self-confidence starts getting the best of her and she begins to cry – again! I think she has cried more than any other contestant in ANTM history. She needs one of those wristlet tissues cases old ladies carry to sop up all the impromptu waterworks. Once she sorts out her emotions and relaxed she actually did an amazing commercial highly praised by Mister Jay.

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It’s more Teen Mom heartbreak for Leah Messer and Corey Simms. Just a month after deciding to divorce, Corey now has a new girlfriend – another young mother – leaving ex Leah devastated.

OK Magazine reports that Corey has moved on with Texan Amber Scaggs, who has her own 11-month-old daughter. The obvious question is how did Corey start a relationship with someone halfway across the country how accurate is this story? Well, it’s straight from the homewrecker’s horse’s mouth. Amber herself is fighting back against accusations that Corey was cheating on Leah with her while the couple was still married.

In an effort to capitalize on her fifteen minutes clear her name, Amber tells the magazine exclusively that she didn’t even know Corey when Leah filed for divorce after six months of marriage. She defends herself by saying, “I’m the last person who would ever break up a family. You can’t break something that is already broken. Leah filed for divorce from Corey. That’s clearly saying, ‘I don’t want to be with you.’ ”

Sources reveal that Corey and Amber have a lot in common because they “have both been through a lot of the same things in their relationships.” These same sources add that Amber found herself alone with baby Bralyn when her boyfriend and the baby’s father Hayden O’ Brien couldn’t handle the reality of being a parent.

And kindly enough, Amber has nothing against Leah. A source tells Hollybaby that “[Amber] doesn’t dislike or think anything negative about Leah. [She] isn’t the kind of person to pass judgement on someone she has never physically met.” Amber is more focused on her budding romance, but recognizes that Corey, who has twin daughters Aliannah and Aleeah with Leah, is dealing with a lot as well. She explains, “He has a lot on his plate, so the future is uncertain. Still, I’ll be a very lucky girl to build something with Corey.” Hopefully she’s telling Corey her feelings as much as she’s telling the media.

Also utilizing the (social) media is scorned Leah. While she initiated the divorce, Leah’s friends say that she was still open to discussing the couple’s future and is hurt that Corey has moved on so quickly. The Teen Mom recently tweeted, “&& your a skanky honewrecker [sic], straight up!(: A new beginning is always a fine place to start, and that’s what I’m gonna have to do(:” Hmmm…who could she be addressing in that little rant? Left photo credit – Starcasm.

TELL US – IS COREY WRONG FOR MOVING ON SO QUICKLY?

It seems Real Housewives of NYC star Susan Saunders Jill Zarin just can’t help herself. First came Amazon-gate last year in which she was caught red-handed leaving positive reviews for her book on Amazon.com while also threatening people who left her negative reviews. And then two months later, UsWeekly reported she hired 4 media consultants to help her prep for the season 3 reunion show. Well folks, the Jillousy is back at it again!

A new report by Gawker sheds some light on Jill’s new MO, which is allegedly having others – likely hired PR interns – spam numerous blogs and sites with extremely positive comments about her.

The issue first came to light on May 1st when the TvOnTheRocks blog detected some suspicious comments about Jill from stories that were over a year old. One of the comments is below -

“Why do people say I hate Jill Zarin? Just because it’s called “reality” TV doesn’t make it an accurate portrayal of who a person really is. Do your research, Jill is a good person who does more than just appear on RHONY…she also does a lot of charity work and has a great new line of Shape wear called Skweez Couture to help us all look hot! Thank you Jill!”

As you can see, the comment is not only grossly transparent but even includes a link to Jill’s official blog under the words ‘I hate Jill Zarin.’ The reason for this? There is an actual blog on the internet titled ‘I hate Jill Zarin.’ The intention of Jill and her likely PR flunkies is that by manipulating the links, people searching online for I hate Jill Zarin would be taken to Jill’s official blog rather than the original I hate Jill Zarin blog. While also promoting her Skweez Couture line of course.

Low and behold, Reality Tea also received similar spam comments days later. Below are the three comments posted on our blog under stories about Jill -

“murphygirl on 2011/05/06 at 3:44 pm She’s pretty and smart. People should stop with all the IHate Jill Zarin stuff. She looks great and she’s using what she has to be the best reality star she can be! Jill Rules!”

“bonnie on 2011/05/06 at 4:30 pm I agree with you, Im on Jill’s side for sure. She is the sweetest onr on the show, and by far my favorite of the housewives! I dont understand why anyone would say I hate Jill Zarin”

“Erica on 2011/05/13 at 2:22 pm I have to agree with Jill, people do have a short attention span and I hope so, she deserves a new spin this season. But it’s the show, the editing and they have created all this I hate Jill Zarin buzz. The real person Jill Zarin is active in the community and gives her time to charity work. But that’s reality tv for you.”

And now back to the Gawker story which also pointed out that some hired PR flunkies superfans of Jill or even Jill herself have been bombarding the NYmag.com Vulture comments section with suspiciously pro-Jill propaganda. We do have to warn you ahead of time as some of these comments might induce nausea. Examples of the comments left by the “superfans” are – “Too many people love Jill Zarin. She is the best of all housewives. We LOVE her!!Jill has a star quality that makes the show great… Jill Zarin is the heart and soul of Real Housewives of NYC.”

Similar to Bravo Gossip, we believe Jill likely hired a PR firm or a bunch of PR interns to help repair her tainted image. Thus explaining all the extreme Team Jill comments. Why you ask? Well folks, the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) manipulation attempts leads us to believe this isn’t the work of your average superfans but definitely a group of people knowledgeable in the SEO field aka a PR company! But then again it could just be Jill herself doing her own dirty work as she’s definitely not above that.

This would also explain the whole polling fiasco that took place last month on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. Jill was on the show with Ramona Singer immediately following the season 4 premiere of the RHONY, and Andy Cohen ran a whose side are you on poll question. Jill lost in a landslide after receiving only 22% of the votes. Three days later, Andy stated on the air that the original poll was erroneous and that Jill got 41% of the votes. Many found the recant to be odd, that is until the NY Post reported Jill was the one who demanded a recount right after the show ended, and even threatened to get her lawyers involved.

However, it was Jill’s comment to the Post that raised a red flag with us. She stated, “My initial reaction was surprise… That night, we said, ‘We don’t think these numbers are right.’ ” We questioned back then how Jill, who was very disliked last season by fans, could be so certain the polling numbers were wrong if she hadn’t done something to try to manipulate it? Well, based on the above, it seems we finally have our answer! Plus a similar poll by the HollywoodLife blog only gave Jill 19% of the votes while a poll we ran only gave her 10%. Safe to say those PR flunkies can’t get to all the polls.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST WITH JILL? SURPRISED?


They’re baaaack! Following their dramatic and highly rated second season, Basketball Wives returns to the VH1 network on May, 30 at 8/7c.

And judging from the newly released trailer posted below, the ladies pick right where they left off from the dramatic season 2 finale and reunion show. How dramatic? Let’s just say Evelyn and Royce get into a dramatic fist fight! There is also a new housewife in the mix this season as Meeka Claxton (pictured far right above) joins the cast. Meeka, co-owner of the Allure Realty Group, is married to former NBA player Speedy Claxton.

So what can we expect from Season 3? Well Shaunie O’Neal settles back into Miami determined to be drama free or leave the ladies alone while Evelyn Lozada makes the transition from a basketball wife to a football wife with fiancé Chad Ochocinco. The cameras will catch Jennier Williams finally leaving her husband and navigating a new lifestyle as a single lady.

With Royce Reed’s new larger than life attitude, viewers will see if there is enough room for involvement with Jen, Evelyn and Shaunie or if her attitude will take the spotlight. Left hurt and betrayed, Tami Roman works on rebuilding her trust for the ladies and moving on from the past.

Check out the season trailer below plus another photo of Meeka!

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE TRAILER? ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW SEASON?

More drama between Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer and her ex-husband Kelsey Grammer.

On Tuesday, TMZ broke the story that Kelsey, 56, filed court papers in L.A. County Superior Court, requesting primary physical custody of his two kids with Camille – Mason, 9, and Jude, 6. If you recall, Kelsey dumped Camille, 42, last summer for flight attendant Kayte Walsh, 29, whom he was allegedly having an affair with. Kelsey and Camille’s divorce was then finalized in February and Kelsey married Kayte in the same month.

According to sources, Kelsey and Camille have been at war over the kids who have been experiencing some emotional difficulty in dealing with their parents’ divorce.

Sources close to Camille are however scoffing at Kelsey’s filing, as they state she’s been a full-time mother with 4 nannies while he has been uncooperative in trying to work out a custody agreement. They add that she was willing to give him 50/50 custody, but now all bets are off.

Camille gave a brief statement to RadarOnline, simply stating that “Kelsey is being insensitive to our children.” Camille’s employee friend, Allison DuBois also spoke to Radar. “Camille is an excellent mother, and Kesley truly doesn’t have a leg to stand on,” said Allison. “Good luck with that battle Kelsey, you are going to need it.” And in case you’re wondering, yes Allison is the psychic from the infamous dinner from hell episode.

Another employee close friend of Camille’s spoke to PEOPLE stating she is ready to fight for her kids. “She will fight like hell to keep her children with her, being raised by her, exactly where the children wish to be,” the close friend said before going on to bash Kelsey. “He abandoned his family and got married within months of separating from Camille, all of which speaks volumes about his parenting and his respect for his current children.”

As for Kelsey, he refused to give a statement with his rep stating, “Any statement would be inappropriate. The filing speaks for itself.”

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KELSEY’S FILING? WHO’S A BETTER PARENT – CAMILLE OR KELSEY?

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