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Hi guys! Hope you’re having an awesome Memorial Day weekend! The Reality Tea blog continues to grow tremendously with this month of May being our biggest yet. Though the month is yet to be over, the blog has already surpassed over 800,000 unique visitors this month alone with over 3 million page views!

And I have you, the reader, to thank for that! To say a very special thank you to you all for being amazing readers of the blog, I am running our first blog contest ever!

Up for grabs is a $100 American Express cash gift card as well as some Bravo/OC Housewives goodies listed below!

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All a total value of $160! The contest ends at 11:59pm on Tuesday, May 31st and a winner will be chosen on Wednesday, June 1st!

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Another day, another update in the never ending legal battle between Gretchen Rossi and ex Jay Photoglou.

The latest news is that Gretchen, star of the Real Housewives of Orange County, is asking a judge to muzzle Jay from talking to the media about their legal battle, in which they are both suing each other for defamation, libel, amongst other claims.

According to Radar Online, Gretchen is seeking a protective order that would prevent Jay from discussing or disclosing “any information obtained through pretrial discovery, including her deposition.”

Jay is of course not happy with Gretchen’s filing with his lawyer, Bryan Freedman, stating: “Rossi has filed a motion for protective order. She seeks a protective order for all discovery she produces in this matter, including her deposition. We opposed the motion on numerous grounds including the fact that, while she seeks a protective order, she is simultaneously litigating the case in public and referencing to third parties (albeit inaccurate), statements allegedly made by Photoglou in his deposition.”

Jay also feels the request is offensive because “the protective order is patently unfair as it is one-sided and seeks to limit the public from knowing Photoglou’s side of the story only.”

A hearing for the protective order has been set for Thursday, June 2.

So far, Gretchen has found herself mostly on the losing end of this legal battle as she was forced to fork over $20k to Jay last year to help cover his attorney fees, and was then ordered to pay another $40k earlier this year – something she has reportedly yet to pay.

“Rossi has failed to pay those attorney fees per the Court’s order. She has snubbed her nose at the court order,” said Jay’s attorney. “Photoglou is in the process of taking further action against her to recover those fees, although it has yet to happen.”

Gretchen will likely have to go through a deposition if she doesn’t pay up the $40k. Her request is to prevent personal details from that from making it to the press, such as her earnings, her expenses, how much she actually received from her deceased fiance Jeff Beitzel, etc.

*There will be no new episode of the RHOC tonight due to the holiday.

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Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is now denying there is any trouble in her marriage after gracing the latest cover of In Touch Weekly.

The cover teases Teresa and Joe might have split up with the headline “Teresa’s Shocking Split.” And inside the article, Joe Guidice admits he and Teresa have been having fights over her brother Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa. In fact Joe admitted he once went a week without talking to Teresa after a fight.

The In Touch story was all the more surprising since Teresa sold gave an exclusive interview to the mag. So is their marriage on the rocks? “Of course not!” Teresa tells Popeater. “Joe and I were just in Miami together for our birthdays, and we’re in San Diego together right now for my ‘Fabulicious’ book tour. ”

When asked about the In Touch cover touting her “shocking split,” Teresa stated that “you’re not supposed to judge a magazine by its cover.” Allrighty. Also below are two photos from the In Touch article of a younger Teresa and her little brother Joe .

Meanwhile, Teresa recently hit the beach with hubby Juicy Joe. The 39-year-old mother of four showed off her rocking bikini body in a sparkly green bikini in Miami Beach. The couple was in Florida as a part of Teresa’s book tour for her latest cookbook, Fabulicious, and also to celebrate Juicy’s birthday!

UPDATE 06/03 – New Bikini Photos of Teresa below!

Photos Credit – INFDaily.com

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According to a new report, Marlo Hampton is the newest castmember of the Real Housewives of Atlanta!

The StraightFromTheA blog broke the news this week as Marlo stepped out to attend an event with RHOA alums Sheree Whitfield, Phaedra Parks and Cynthia Bailey.

And in case you’re wondering, pictured above with Marlo is her fiance NFL Player Charles Grant. And if that names rings a bell to you, it’s because Charles has been heavily rumored to have had a fling with a certain Ms. Nene Leakes. In fact, Nene was rumored to have gotten pregnant for Charles just back in December.

Both Nene and Charles denied the rumors back then but with Bravo’s strategic casting of Marlo, one has to wonder if those rumors were true after all. The StraightFromTheA blog speculates that Marlo was brought on to stir up some trouble with the Nene. Even more interesting, Marlo is said to be a stylist who has styled Nene in the past plus she has an arrest record for assaulting anther female, reportedly over a man.

And as was reported a while back, all of the Atlanta housewives from last season are returning this season so Marlo is not replacing anyone on the show. There had been some rumors that she was brought on to replace Nene but those are false. Marlo’s casting also makes sense as a report came out a month ago stating Bravo is seriously in talks with both Nene and Kim Zolciak to give them their own spinoff shows a la Bethenny Frankel. And we all know what happened with Bethenny as she ended up not returning to the Real Housewives of NYC.

While Bravo has yet to officially confirm Marlo’s casting (they never do until a series is ready to debut), it’s safe to say Marlo is the newest Atlanta Housewife! That is unless Bravo has a change of heart and decides to give her the Fernanda Rocha treatment, aka demote her to an extra because she ended up being too boring. But judging from Marlo’s storyline, that is highly unlikely.

More photos below of Marlo with the other RHOA housewives.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON MARLO JOINING THE CAST?

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On Thursday’s episode of the Real Housewives of New York, “Misfortune Teller,” the ladies invade begin their vacation in Morocco, with separate flights for the brunettes and blondes, of course. Hang on to your hangers magic carpets. Yeh bebe, it’s time for Morocco, Manhattan style!

So, yeh bebe dahlings, LuAnn, Jill, Kelly and Cindy arrive, and LuAnn has given up her Countess title for that of Moroccan Ambassador of Travel and Hospitality. I’ll give it to her though, the accommodations, excuse me, riad (man, my Arabic is on fire!), she has secured are beyond amazing. Flying in the following day are Alex, Ramona and Sonja, with Ramona repeatedly reminding anyone who will listen that she will require all of the comforts of home, a.k.a., “pinot grigio at all times.”

On their van ride to the ladies’ compound, Ramona and Sonja quickly become those Americans that give the rest of us a bad name. Between the talk of too much dust and too many goats, poor Alex nervously laughs and quietly cringes between the brash duo. When the ladies get to the riad, Sonja is concerned about her luggage being stolen, and–please correct me if I’m wrong–Ramona takes one look at LuAnn and Jill in their kaftans and calls them “wounded warriors.” And thus the train wreck that is Ramona begins in slow motion…

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Bringing you more details today about Kim Kardashian’s engagement to beau Kris Humphries and the upcoming wedding! Just in case you have yet to purchase the latest issue of PEOPLE magazine which has all the exclusive details of the engagement, including photos of Kimmy’s bedroom during the actual proposal.

When it comes to the possibility that Kim’s wedding and honeymoon will likely be broadcasted on the E! network, home of her reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kourtney Kardashian’s response is ‘Well duh!’ “It comes with the territory,” Kim’s sis Kourtney told E! before Khloe chimed in: “I mean, I would assume it would be…we sell our souls to E!, but that’s obviously up to Kim and Kris.”

And experts are predicting the wedding will easily net Kim at least $5 million! Popeater estimates the sales of the photos alone will yield at least $3 million — $2 million for domestic rights to the photos and an additional $1 million for the international rights. And then there’s the money E! will pay to air the wedding in addition to the wedding vendors who will be willing to pay big bucks to be featured in “the celebrity nuptials of the year.”

In fact, Khloe Kardashian is comparing it to the royal wedding. Oh yes she did! “It’s going to be royal wedding number two,” Khloe, 26, told E! News Wednesday. “I could only imagine Kim having the hugest wedding.” Khloe also makes an interesting comment about Kim, who is seemingly always in a relationship “Kim has always been a hopeless romantic,” Khloe told UsWeekly. “She thinks she is a Disney character, like everything is a great love story. It’s so sweet and cute. It’s just Kim. I feel like she is very much in love with love.”

And today, Kim, 30, is currently in Monaco on vacation with Kris and his family. They departed on Thursday. “I wanted to propose before the trip so we could really spend some quality time together with my family as a couple,” Kris, 26, tells PEOPLE. “I planned it out this way.”

Perhaps the most surprising part of everything is that Kris and Kim are actually planning to marry this summer, before Kris begins his fall basketball season. So what does Kimmy love the most about Kris? “If I’ve had a long day, I’m working really hard or I’m stressed, I just can’t wait to come home to him,” she tells PEOPLE. “The time that we’ve spent together, we have so much fun together and he always, no matter what, puts me in a good mood.”

Also, a lot of people have expressed curiosity at Kris’s race. According to reports, Kris is of mixed race. His mother Debra Humphries is Caucasian and his father William Humphries is African American. Kris also has two older sisters, Krystal and Kaela.

UPDATE – Below is a photo of Kris with his mom, dad, and one of his sisters -

A photo of Kim’s 20.5 diamond engagement ring, reportedly worth $2 million, is below -

TELL US – DO YOU THINK THEY’LL MAKE IT DOWN THE AISLE? WOULD YOU WATCH THEIR WEDDING SPECIAL?

Following a successful first season on American Idol, judge Jennifer Lopez is revealing she is uncertain about a return to the show next season.

After Wednesday’s finale, Jlo, 41, refused to confirm whether she would sign on for the upcoming 11th season of the show.

“It’s too early to tell,” said Jennifer, who is believed to be in contract negotiations with FOX. Unlike her fellow judges, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler who have multi-year deals with FOX, Jennifer only signed a one year contract for a reported $12 million.

It however seems the FOX network would love to have Jlo back on. “Everyone has multiple-year contracts. Jennifer had [a] single-year contract. We loved having her — the hope and expectation is she’ll return,” FOX chief Peter Rice said earlier this week.

This is all likely a negotiation ploy for Jennifer, who is said to have earned significantly less money from the show than Randy and Steven. Steven reportedly raked in $18 million for his first season alone.

Meanwhile, following the kiss seen around the world during the Idol finale on Wednesday, new winner Scotty McCreery is now responding to the rumors that he is romantically involved with runner-up Lauren Alaina, 16.

So are they an item? “Oh no,” Scotty, 17, said during a conference call on Thursday. “We’ve been getting that question all morning. Me and her – it’s a brother-and-sister relationship.”

So what was up with the kiss? “She told me before the show she was going to [kiss me],” he said. “It was kind of like a joke. She’s a character.” Scotty also added, “We are really close friends. I met her on day one of Hollywood Week.” So there you have it folks! They are just “really close friends.”

Photo Credit: AdMedia/WENN

TELL US – DO YOU WANT JLO TO RETURN NEXT SEASON? DO YOU BELIEVE SCOTTY & LAUREN ARE NOT DATING?

The latest episode of the Real Housewives of New York City ended with a dramatic cliffhanger as a fortune teller told Ramona Singer there was another woman in her husband’s life.

And immediately following the airing of the show, Ramona’s costar Countess LuAnn de Lesseps kept it classy by making the following tweet – “The fortune teller was spot on with all of us. It was scary.” See what the Countess did there? A not so subtle dig at Ramona by insinuating the fortune teller’s tale was accurate.

Ramona was however one of the guests on Watch What Happens Live last night, during which she denied her husband Mario Singer is cheating on her. “Well I never take fortune tellers to heart. I know what I have,” she said of Mario.

When informed of the tweet from the Countess, Ramona appeared visibly upset. “Hello, she’s the one who’s cheated left and right on her husband. She’s cheated on him, he’s cheated on her,” said Ramona. “What is she talking about? I never cheated on my husband. He never cheated on me.”

Andy Cohen also asked her the drinking question as many fans of the show this season have wondered if she has a drinking problem, you know, since she’s always shown with a half full glass of wine or flipping out whenever her own Pinot Grigio line is unavailable. Well Ramona also denied having any issues with the alcohol.

“You know what, I don’t have a drinking problem. I definitely have a glass or two at dinner. I drink responsibly. I don’t drink and drive. I wouldn’t have 4 businesses. I wouldn’t have a marriage,” said Ramona. “It’s just unfortunately some of these women are threatened by me or let’s say they just want to attack me for certain reasons.” She later added that she is simply a “social drinker” and that wine is only about 8% alcohol.

I suspect this is a case of Ramona trying too hard to plug her Pinot line on the show gone wrong, but perhaps it could be the editing. Or then again, maybe she just drinks too much. But don’t they all?

Some of our readers are also speculating if the “fortune teller” might have been planted, you know, to stir up drama. This actually never crossed my mind but it could be a possibility. For one, Brad, the guy who planned the party and set up the reading with the fortune teller, made it known he wasn’t a fan of Ramona’s.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE FORTUNE TELLER? DO YOU THINK MARIO IS CHEATING? DO YOU THINK RAMONA HAS A DRINKING PROBLEM? OR IS SHE A VICTIM OF BAD EDITING?

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