It’s week two in Morocco for the ladies of the Real Housewives of New York, and these girls continue to bring the drama. “Riad Divided” begins with the last week’s fade to black moment regarding Ramona’s fortune. Luann tries to reign in Kelly’s translation of the psychic, Alex looks equal parts disturbed and model-esque, Sonja sobs for her friend’s prophecy and Jill longs for her snakes.
Ramona seems mostly unphased by the prediction, instead rationalizing the reading by the fact that she knows other women recognize how wonderful her Mario is. Sonja reveals that her tears are less about Ramona’s situation and more about the insecurities brought on by her last marriage. When Sonja tries to speak to Ramona about these feelings, Ramona, in all of her sensitivity, reminds Sonja that their situations are different since Ramona married an age-appropriate man for love, while Sonja clearly married an old bag for his cash.
Even with this awkward exchange, Ramona and Sonja are able to reflect on their friendship and realize that despite their different pasts, they can be supportive friends to one another. Okay. If I had been Ramona, I would have slapped Sonja, but on the flip-side, if I was Sonja and Ramona made the “he’d been married four times before you, what did you expect?” comments to me, Ramona would have been hanging out with the snake on Jill’s head from last week.
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First Camille, star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, decided to seek full custody of her two kids with Kelsey on Thursday. This comes weeks after Kelsey originally filed to get primary custody of the children, Mason, 9, and Jude, 6.
In the court papers, Camille claims Kelsey’s filings were “done in order to create a false impression to the media and to wrongfully disparage” her.
Also in the court filing, Camille aims to prevent her kids from spending the summer with Kelsey away from California. “Jude has repeated kindergarten twice,” the documents state. “He is now working with tutors so that he can enter first grade at a public elementary school beginning in the Fall of 2011. In order to get into first grade Jude will have to do a math study program for the entire summer in Los Angeles.”
Things took an uglier turn when sources close to Camille informed TMZ that Kelsey only wanted primary custody of his son, and not his daughter with Camille. Kelsey’s lawyer denied the report to TMZ yesterday.
However, Camille’s camp sent TMZ a document this morning, from April, in which Kelsey does indeed ask for their son Jude to come live with him, while Mason stays with Camille. “Kelsey proposes … Kelsey shall have primary physical custody of Jude and Camille shall have primary physical custody of Mason,” the document states.
Kelsey’s rep, Stan Rosenfield, then told TMZ, “Despite the fact that those connected with Camille Grammer seem to be hand delivering confidential documents to TMZ and other media outlets, we will continue not to make public statements about their private matters which can and apparently does beg for misinterpretation.”
As of the moment, it appears the case will go to trial. The Grammers currently have a temporary arrangement in place until July 2.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST WITH CAMILLE & KELSEY?
In the 1 minute clip, posted below, we get to see a lot of Kardashian drama! Kourtney Kardashian is feeling the pressure to get married when she reveals she wants to have another baby with beau Scott Discick, who still seems to be battling his issues with alcohol. “Don’t you think you should get married before you have another baby?” asks a none too happy Kris Jenner.
And speaking of Kris, the pimp momager ponders changing her last name back to Kardashian which she deems as more marketable. Her husband Bruce Jenner is of course not happy with that idea.
The trailer also seems to focus a lot on Kim Kardashian’s relationship with now fiance Kris Humphries. The two get romantic during a sexy vacation, and the trailer teases the engagement footage with an audio of Kris asking,” Will you marry me?”
Also Rob Kardashiangets into it with sister Kim and makes her cry when he insults her by calling her a “whore.” The new season debuts June 12 and the trailer video is below!
In other news, Kim has already began to cash in on her new engagement. The Hollywood Reporter states that Kim sold her engagement story plus photos to PEOPLE magazine for $300,000! In comparison, sister Khloe Kardashian received that same amount for her wedding photos exclusive.
Experts are predicting Kim’s wedding photos should net her well over $3 million.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE NEW SEASON TRAILER? SURPRISED KIM IS ALREADY CASHING IN?
It’s a confrontations galore as the housewives hash things out with one another. At one point, Tamra Barney walks off the stage after getting into it with Slade Smileywho accuses her of being er let’s say ‘loose.’ “You are the lowest form of sh*t in the world,” says Tamra before storming off. Yes Slade was present at the reunion as he was the only guy invited to join the ladies on stage.
Vicki Gunvalson’s estranged husbandDonn Gunvalson also appears on the reunion via a taped clip. In the video, Donn is none too happy with Vicki. “I don’t think the way this went down was treated with class or dignity,” says Donn.
The biggest showdown seems to be between Tamra and Gretchen Rossi. Tamra slams Gretchen, accusing her once again of cheating on her dying fiance Jeff Beitzel. “You were sleeping with another guy while your fiancé was dying,” she says to Gretchen.
Gretchen retorts, “No I wasn’t Tamra. Stop talking out your *ss about everybody’s lives.”
Also, Alexis and Peggy get into it over Jim (Peggy used to date Jim), Vicki gets into it with Alexis, while Jeana Keough makes an appearance.
The reunion will air in two parts with part 1 airing on June 12. The preview clip is below
In fact, the 19-year-old MTV reality star took to her twitter page to gush about her boyfriend. “I love my perrrrrfeeeect lover @kyleking100,” tweeted Maci this week to her over 170,000 followers.
It also seems marriage might be on the horizon for Maci as the latest issue of OK! magazine reports she wants to marry Kyle.
“Maci would love to get married and thinks planning a wedding would be fun,” an insider close to Maci tells OK!. “She’s gotten a few brides magazines and says they’re addictive.” Maci, mother of 2-year-old son Bentley, is said to be open to having more kids. “She does want more babies when the time is right,” adds the insider.
As for Maci’s ex/baby daddy Ryan Edwards, he appears to be okay with Maci’s new relationship. “I’ve moved on, too, so it doesn’t bother me,” said Ryan. “She can be with whoever she wants.”
In the meantime, Maci is setting her sights on Dancing With The Stars, as in she badly wants to appear on the show. Sources tell UsWeekly she is really “hoping she’ll get asked to be on DWTS” and that “her people are pushing hard for it.”
Well if Bristol Palin can do it…
TELL US – IS MACI MOVING TOO FAST WITH KYLE? SHOULD DANCING WITH THE STARS CAST A ‘TEEN MOM’ STAR?
On the ninth episode this season titled “A Riad Divided,” the ladies’ exotic Moroccan getaway continues, as does their reading with a fortune teller. Later, the wives visit a market and take a camel ride in the desert, yet uneasy rider LuAnn takes her hump lumps when her camel tries to buck her off. Meanwhile, Jill and Ramona finally decide to have their all-important talk.
It airs at 10/9c. And on Watch What Happens Live, the guest is Sandra Bernhard.
In other NYC news, the Kelly Bensimon most of us have come to know and love did a recent rambling video interview with In the Mixx in which she revealed her desire to marry and have another baby, while also revealing her jealousy towards Kim Kardashian.
First Kelly, 43, relayed what the psychic in Morocco told her. “The psychic in French tells me I think too much, and that I am going to get married and I am going to have a baby,” said Kelly adding, “This year I’m not going to have a baby but I’m going to be pregnant and I’m going to get married.” Kelly has two daughters with ex-husband Gilles Bensimon.
And it seems Kelly is ready to make that prediction come true. “I’m on it. I’m like, ‘Okay, I’m doing my work. I have to start,’ ” she said. “Yes, I want to get married and have a baby.”
Kelly also added that she finds hope in others, namely a certain Kim Kardashian, for making her dreams come true. “Just the other day we hear that Kim Kardashian is engaged,” Kelly said. “She is so unbelievable and I have so much respect for her. And to be honest with you I’m not that jealous of many people – I’m just not a jealous person – but the fact that she’s so happy and engaged and found true love [with Kris Humphries], I’m jealous. I am.” Kelly adds, “It’s amazing. I’m just so happy for her … She’s wanted it, and that’s just so exciting for her.” Allrighty then. A preview clip of tonight’s episode is below.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KELLY’S INTERVIEW & TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?
Reality Tea can now report that sisters Caroline Manzo and Dina Manzo don’t appear to be on good terms. Whispers of a drift first began to arise as the two sisters have yet to be photographed together in months. In fact, the last picture we could find of them together dates back to last September.
The whispers grew louder as Caroline and the NJ Housewives hosted a premiere party at the Brownstone weeks ago, with Teresa hosting a separate party for herself. Dina chose to attend Teresa’s party. Dina also hosted an event for her Lady Bug charity on May 23 at The Brownstone (Dina’s husband Tommy Manzo is a co-owner with Caroline’s husband Albert Manzo), and while Teresa attended Dina’s event and was photographed with her, Caroline who was at the event with daughter Lauren, did not appear in any press photos (wireimages/gettyimages) with Dina.
And in Teresa’s Bravo blog this week, she alludes to Caroline having a feud with a sibling though she doesn’t mention Dina by name. Excerpts below -
“There are many parts of our lives that you don’t see. This episode you didn’t see my girls at all! You don’t see a lot of other people that are in all of our lives. You dont see Caroline’s other brothers and sisters and their family dynamic, for better or worse… Everyone keeps asking about my friendship with Caroline and Jacqueline. There is no feud. We all love each other. But as Caroline pointed out this week, we aren’t each other’s only friends. Jacqueline and I are very close, Dina and I are too. Caroline, while I’ve known her for years, is their big sister. I love her and I respect her, but she was never part of our group outside of family functions… I’m not the type of person to tell you how to live your life, because who am I to judge? I’m not perfect, and if I gave you advice on how to fix your problem when I have the same problem I can’t fix, it just doesn’t seem right.“
We did a little more digging and came across a recent post by the Reality Crack House blog this week in which a NJ Housewives insider reveals that the two sisters are indeed no longer on good terms. “They don’t speak, they haven’t for a while,” said the insider.
The final nail in the coffin? As of our last check yesterday (Wednesday) night, the two sisters are no longer following each other on twitter. Dina no longer follows Caroline, and a look at Caroline’s list of the 241 people she follows does not include her baby sister Dina. The two were in fact following each other at one point.
Teresa does seem to make a valid point (no hell has yet to freeze over) as it does appear a bit hypocritical for Caroline to be overly assertive in advising Teresa on her family feud with brother Joe Gorga, when she seems to have the same exact issue with her own younger sister. No word yet on what caused the rift between the two sisters.
Photo credit – WENN.
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED CAROLINE & DINA ARE NOT TALKING? DO YOU THINK CAROLINE IS HYPOCRITICAL FOR ADVISING TERESA ON HER FAMILY FEUD?
UPDATE – Caroline tweeted the photo below of her and Dina from the Lady Bug event with the caption,”I hate viscous people. Sorry to disappoint.” No word yet on why she no longer follows Dina on twitter despite following Teresa, Jacqueline and even newbie Melissa.
Less than a week after the Mob Wives episode aired where Drita D’avanzo apologized to Karen Gravano for getting with her ex-boyfriend Lee and pretending Karen was crazy for feeling betrayed; Drita is taking her apology back! As both ladies now reveal they might never be friends again.
In fact, Drita says the only reason she apologized at all is: “I felt bad because she was crying. I’m a softy when it comes to anybody crying.” In a new article for Hollywood Life, Karen and Drita talk about their Made-For-TV faux-lationship and subsequent man drama; admitting they are no longer friends At. All. Or as the Mob would say they’re ¡finito!
Both Karen and Drita feel the reason their friendship fell apart is Lee trust. Drita claims that Karen calling it like it is her husband Lee “scum” was too much: “I can’t see being friends with her,” says Drita. “I just think that she crossed a line that I don’t think I really could come back from. In my heart, I don’t know if I could trust her.” Drita continues: “Friend, what friend? There’s no friendship once you do that,” referring to a previous episode when Karen came over to discuss why Drita started dating her ex. The “discussion” did not go well and resulted in a screaming fight between the women where Karen insulted Lee.
Karen agrees that Drita’s apology to her was not sincere and feels: “The bottom line is, Drita was my friend, for a friend to be able to put some things in the past, you have to close the doors and be able to build on trust. So if she couldn’t apologize to me and she’s going to keep making excuses, I can’t trust her.”
Karen also adds that she doesn’t care about scummy Lee (oh, really?): “For me, it was not about Lee, I could have licked it in the butt and walked past it quick. We could have been friends and it wouldn’t have been drawn out if she said sorry and said it sincerely without hitting me with timelines and excuses and reasons for why she did what she did. But she kept missing the point — she kept thinking I was getting at him.”
In other Mob Wives friend feuds, Renee Graziano is still upset about her brawl with fellow castmate Carla Facciolo (who I am guessing from the no comment has moved on).
In a new interview for the New York Post, Renee, who is disappointed the show has portrayed her truthfully as “a loud, foul-mouthed drama queen,” is still furious about the way things went down between her and Carla at her dinner party: “Why didn’t I crack her? I’m not violent. I don’t raise my hands ever. I would never hit somebody. But I should have broken her f- – -ing jaw.” Well, obviously those two are ¡finito! as well. The article also mentioned that Karen and Renee watched last Sunday’s episode together and “both are still fuming over their spats” with castmates Drita and Carla!
So whose side are you on? Drita’s? Karen’s? Renee’s? Or Carla’s? Who else cannot wait for a Mob Wives Reunion show!? Bring it on, Vh1!