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!
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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!
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 Jenneris 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 Humphriesgave 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…
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“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!
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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 allegationsJon 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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They’re back! Fresh off the cast’s European excursion to Florence, Italy — MTV has announced it will be kicking off the new year with an all new season of Jersey Shore!
Yes, America’s favorite drunken hotmesses housemates will return to Seaside Heights, NJ, when season five of the MTV hit series premieres on Thursday, January 5, 2012 (10/9c).
Back on their home turf and excited to be in their natural habitat, “the cast hits the ground running to get their “G.T.L” regimen back on schedule while also dealing with their evolving group dynamic amidst the tensions and hookup rumors left over from their time in Florence.”
To mark the special occasion, MTV also released a preview clip for the new season which features DJ Pauly D recovering from a tanning accident after burning his face when trying to get his skin tanned. He was trying to correct the paleness he suffered while in Italy. The rest of the cast is also shown as they prepare to hit their favorite club Karma.
As we reported, the cast began filming season 5 immediately following their return from filming season 4 in Italy. They did not get a break which in turn led to some more drama, such as Vinny Guadagninoquitting the show, only to return days later.
Well, if you love the trashy over the top antics of Basketball Wives get ready for Baseball Wives!
Vh1 announced the new series will follow five wives, ex-wives and girlfriends of Major League Baseball players and veterans of various teams as they face the challenges of coping with “marriage, gossip, and fame” – and each other – as part of the “inner circle of baseball wives.”
Taking place in Scottsdale, AZ where MLB Spring Training is held, these ladies are sure to come out swinging in the drama department! “No shrinking violets here,” the promo blurb cites of the cast. “These ladies are fiercely protective of their turf and their men and if they have to bring on a little drama — then so be it.”
The new Baseball Wives are: Anna Benson (wife of retired Arizona Diamondbacks’ Pitcher Kris Benson), Tanya Grace (ex-wife of retired Chicago Cubs’ First Baseman Mark Grace), Chantel Kendall (ex-wife of Kansas City Royals’ Jason Kendall), Brook Villone (wife of Ron Villone) and Jordana Lenz (linked to no particular athlete in particular – but I’m sure she has an MLB ex or two somewhere).
The season will follow the women through the complex world of MLB as they define friends from foes and struggle with relationship drama galore! “With the baseball season being the longest in professional sports, the women count on their friends to be their emotional support while their husbands are on the road, but sometimes a friend can be your worst enemy. Rumors swirl and friendships are tested among the professional athletes’ wives as they are forced to make emotional decisions, proving that their lives are often just like everyone else’s.”
Baseball Wives premieres on Vh1 Wednesday, November 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. More details, photos and bios of the ladies coming soon!
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