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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong has recently come under attack for an uber skinny frame. The media blamed her severe weight loss on a crumbling marriage and the pressures of keeping up with the Richards Vanderpumps Maloofs Joneses. Taylor opens up about the eating disorder rumors and alleged marital turmoil in an interview with OK Magazine.

Taylor reveals that her marriage has never been better, despite the stories that say otherwise. She says, “Russell and I are together and in love and happier than ever.” Taylor attributes her husband as being the person who made her realize her dieting had gone too far, and it was with his support she was able to recognize the “unhealthy extremes” she went to in order to lose weight. Read the interview exerpt below to see what caused her rapid weight loss and how she was able to change these habits to regain her healthy physique.

How did it all start?
Russell brought home diet supplements two months ago because someone he knows wanted him to look at the company. We didn’t discuss the business end of it, but I started taking the supplements without him knowing. In the back of my mind I didn’t think they would even work, so I wasn’t worried — they were all natural and I thought you had to take prescription drugs to really ever lose weight.

Why did you think you needed them?
You know how it is as a woman; I was feeling my clothes were tight. I get everything tailored to fit me just right, so even if I gain just a few pounds my clothes don’t fit. I’d gained some weight because I was so busy with the show, being a wife and mother and running my start-up business. We went to charity events at night and I was eating unhealthy “event food” or drive-thru food, so I felt I needed to lose some weight. When I was taking the supplements, I had so much energy and wasn’t hungry — I thought it was great at first.

Has Russell ever made you feel self-conscious about your body?
Not at all. As a matter of fact, like most men, he likes me best when I am voluptuous. Recently we were looking at photos and he pointed out one and said I looked so lovely in it. I laughed as I told him: “I was five months pregnant there!”

When did you know you’d gone too far?
It was Russell who got me to admit the truth. He saw I wasn’t eating much and that I was too thin. I wasn’t weighing myself or taking my measurements, but when he said it I knew he was right.

Okay, so Taylor and Russell are more in love than ever, and in two months herbal supplements caused her to shed a ridiculous amount of weight. Can I get the name of these “supplements” and directions to the back alley where they are sold? Kidding aside, I think supplements alone is a slightly odd reason for such a drastic body change. Of course, all of the stresses involved in being a reality star (NOT to be confused with the stresses of being in a bad marriage with a robot, because She. Isn’t.), could certainly take their toll on a person’s lifestyle, eating habits, and frame.

TELL US – YOU BUYING WHAT TAYLOR’S SELLING?

It’s becoming an annual tradition for Bravo as the network has now released the new ‘Summer By Bravo’ commercial!

The commercial features some of the more popular Bravolebrities, over 20, heading off to summer camp – Bravo style – and grooving to Britney Spears’ new single “I Wanna Go.”

The 1 minute video clip, currently running on Bravo, online and in theaters, features Real Housewives Nene Leakes, Teresa Giudice, Caroline Manzo, Jill Zarin, LuAnn de Lesseps, Kandi Burruss, Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards, as well as former Housewife Bethenny Frankel.

Other Bravo stars in the commercial include Kathy Griffin, Kara DioGuardi, Padma Lakshmi, and Patti Stanger. If you recall, this was the same shoot in which some of the Bravo housewives reportedly felt snubbed by Top Chef host Padma, who they say ignored them during the shoot.

More information below about the upcoming shows set to debut on Bravo this summer. Most notable are the return of The Millionaire Matchmaker, The Rachel Zoe Project, and Flipping Out.

  • Platinum Hit – (May 30)
  • Million Dollar Decorators – (May 31)
  • Rocco’s Dinner Party – (June 15)
  • Flipping Out – (July 2011)
  • Mad Fashion – (August)
  • Most Eligible Dallas – (August)
  • Ready To Wear – (August)
  • The Millionaire Matchmaker – (Summer 2011)
  • The Rachel Zoe Project – (Summer 2011)
  • Top Chef Just Desserts – (Summer 2011)

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE ‘SUMMER BY BRAVO’ COMMERCIAL? WHICH SHOW ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT?

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS FROM THE SHOOT!

On tonight’s all new episode of the Real Housewives of New York City, the ladies head to Morocco!

On the 8th episode this season titled “Misfortune Teller,” LuAnn hosts the ladies in Morocco, where she nabs Sonja and Ramona trying to secretly leave the property shortly after they arrive. Later, Jill runs into an old friend while shopping, and he invites the women to his birthday party, which features a fortune teller and a snake charmer.

Will this be a repeat of Scary Island? We can only hope have no idea but judging from the Bravo previews, it will be a dramatic trip that will span over 3 episodes! The new episode airs tonight at 10/9c.

Watch What Happens Live – The guests tonight are Ramona Singer and news figure Willie Geist.

Meanwhile, in an interview with E! Online, Sonja Morgan briefly touched on her money and legal woes. Sonja filed bankruptcy last year and less than a week ago, a judge denied her appeal to get a $7 million judgment against her dismissed. Hannibal Pictures sued Sonja for agreeing to finance a movie, and then backing out of the deal.

“I had a slate of five films ready to go,” explained Sonja of her production company Sonja Productions. “I had one movie in the can and another movie fell through and a big lawsuit.”

Sonja adds that she was no longer able to finance the movie after she filed for divorce. “It was really hard on me…all while I was dealing with the divorce and I have a little child to take care of and a big house to maintain,” she said. A preview clip of the new episode is below.

 

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE PREVIEW & TONIGHT’S ALL NEW EPISODE?

Following the volatile season premiere of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, which included a brawl started by her brother, Teresa Giudice is now speaking out once again.

She graces the latest cover of In Touch Weekly magazine (out on stands Friday) under the heading “Fame Destroyed My Family.” Things reached a boiling point for Teresa during the Christening ceremony of her nephew as her younger brother Joe Gorga called her “garbage” in addition to a nasty words of exchange with her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga.

Teresa, 39, tells In Touch that she won’t “stoop down to Melissa’s level” and refuses to use the word “jealous” to describe Joe & Melissa, though Teresa’s husband Joe Guidice has no problem doing just that. “Melissa is the most jealous person in the world, and she’s a liar,” says Joe.

Teresa also reveals that the situation with her brother is causing marital problems, with Joe telling In Touch, “I told her a bunch of times not to mention the brother in front of me—I don’t want to hear it and when I hear the name I get pissed off…There have been a couple of times when she has said the name, and I almost did leave.” Joe adds that he once ignored Teresa for an entire week after a heated spat.

And when it comes to Joe’s mounting legal problems, he blames the Bravo hit show stating that being more recognizable has made him and Teresa targets. “It seems like nobody ever went to jail for the stupid thing I went to jail for,” said Joe. That stupid thing is a DUI he received in January of last year. He served 10 days in jail in September. As for his most recent arrest in March, Teresa says she will continue to “stand by” her man, while Joe’s confident he will be exonerated.

The most shocking part of the story is when Teresa reveals that her eldest daughter Gia has been getting bullied at school since her aunt and uncle (Melissa and Joe) joined the show. “The other day at school, a kid went up to my daughter and said, ‘Your family is embarrassing.’ She told me she was crying,” revealed Teresa. Wowzers. Thank goodness Gia’s classmates missed the episodes with the table flipping, shoving of Andy Cohen or the humiliating and very public bankruptcy that made headlines last year. But all snark aside, it’s always sad to see the kids suffer for the consequences of the adults around them. Here’s to hoping things get better for little Gia.

And lastly, Teresa reveals that the turmoil has been especially hard for her sick dad who suffers from emphysema. “It’s breaking my heart,” says Teresa. “My brother knows how sick our dad is. I don’t know why he would do what he did.” She’s referring to the actions of her brother Joe when he began yelling at their dad during the Christening drama.

Oddly enough, Teresa makes no mention of a desire to quit the show in the article. You can read more of Teresa’s interview as well as see photos from her past in the current issue of In Touch. A bigger image of the cover is below.

In other Teresa news, move over Rachael Ray! As Teresa reveals she wants her own cooking show. While talking to the Miami Herald last week, Teresa, who has written two cookbooks, one of which made the NY Times best seller list, revealed her desire to get her own show.

It seems while the RHONJ has caused a strain for Teresa, it could also help achieve her latest goal. “When I first got into this, I didn’t do it for the money. I did it for fun,” said Teresa. “Now hopefully I’ll get my own cooking show. Maybe it’ll take me there.’’

Well if anything Teresa’s show would be entertaining, at least the part where she tries to pronounce her “ingredientces!”

TELL US – DO YOU FEEL BAD FOR TERESA? WOULD YOU WATCH HER COOKING SHOW?

Could baby #2 be on the way for Bethenny Frankel?

That answer is a very strong maybe! The Bethenny Ever After star was photographed above this week on Tuesday as she went for a stroll with daughter Bryn and husband Jason Hoppy in NYC.

It is however the appearance of what looks to be a baby bump that is catching the eyes of some, including us. The very skinny Bethenny, 40, appears to have some extra curves around the tummy area.

If she is pregnant, this would not come as a surprise as she has been very vocal about her desire to have a second baby. Earlier this year, she revealed that if she were to have a second child, it would be sooner than later due to her age. “I would love to have a second child, and it’s not something I have time to wait for,” she told Redbook magazine in their January issue. “You really experience your biological clock if you’re my age.”

“We throw caution to the wind and use the withdrawal method now,” added Bethenny. “If we got pregnant again, we’d be happy.”

So is she or isn’t she? Only time will tell. In the mean time, we’ll let you be the judge with more photos below of Bethenny with Bryn and Jason!

TELL US: BETHENNY – PREGNANT? OR ATE A SKINNYGIRL BAGEL?

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Mob Wives Cast - Karen Gravano, Drita D’avanzo, Renee Graziano, and Carla Facciolo

Good news fans of Mob Wives! The VH1 network has officially picked up the show for a second season.

This news comes as no surprise as the show has been doing very well in ratings, averaging over 1.3 million viewers per episode. All four women will be back for season two.

In addition to the season 2 news, the network also announced a “Mob Wives” reunion special is set to air July 10. Something tells us there will be plenty of security on the set!

And if you thought the last ‘dinner from hell’ episode of the show was dramatic, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

According to a new report by the NY Post, there is still at least one more fight coming our way this season. Castmates and former friends Karen Gravano and Drita D’avanzo reportedly got into a nasty physical fight during the season finale taping at the Rare View bar atop the Shelburne Hotel in New York. In fact things got so crazy, that it left one castmate bloody.

Once Karen and Drita got physical, security is said to have stepped in and separated the two, who were taken in different elevators. However, the fight spilled into the lobby, and security ended up throwing them out of the hotel according to sources.

Another cast member Renee Graziano ended up bleeding in the scuffle after she cut her leg on a bench.

In the mean time, it seems VH1 has yet to decide on whether or not they will air the fight. A VH1 rep stated, “At this time, we are concerned about the well-being of our cast. The network has yet to determine whether we will air this footage.” VH1 has standards?

Photo credit – SPLASH.

TELL US – YOU EXCITED ABOUT THE REUNION & SEASON 2? SHOULD VH1 AIR THE FIGHT FOOTAGE?


Scotty IS the new American Idol!

In the season finale of American Idol the country showdown between finalists Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery finally came to an end as a new idol, Scotty was confetti’d! Last night was a show-stopping affair filled with amazing duets, the return of the eliminated idols, a whole slew of celebrity performances, and tons celebs in the audience (did I see Maria Shriver?). A record-breaking 122 MILLION votes were cast nationwide to determine the Season 10 winner.

The all-star line up of celebrity performances (including two from our esteemed judges – more on Jennifer Lopez’s later) featured: Beyonce, Tony Bennett, Lil Jon - fresh off ANOTHER reality show, the resurrected TLC, Tom Jones, Bono and The Edge, and judge Steven Tyler. Kicking off the celebrity duets was James Durbin, A.I.’s metal king in a crazy performance with Judas Priest. James definitely has the perfect voice for metal, but whatever he was wearing looked more at home in The Village People! Jacob Lusk, who Ryan Seacrest accurately described “took us to church” this season performed “I Smile” with Kurt Franklin and Gladys Knight. I have to say when he is in his genre Jacob’s voice is amazing! Casey Abrams returned with his celebrity soulmate Jack Black!! They were so hilarious. Their rendition of Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” was my favorite performance of the night.

Lauren and Scotty performed duets with two of country music’s biggest stars. It was Country Superstar meets Country Beiber in a show-stopping duet with Tim McGraw and Scotty singing “Live Like You Were Dying.” Lauren took the stage with her idol and former Idol winner Carrie Underwood for a performance of “Before He Cheats.” We also met Lauren’s and Scotty’s high school music teachers – who were so cute and so excited to be there – they were both gifted a new Ford Focus!

Marc Anthony, husband of J.Lo, also gave a performance, which surprise! featured his wife. And I have to say I was blown away by J.Lo – and not in a good way. Her portion of the performance consisted of booty jiggling, gyrating, butt thrusting, weave tossing dirty dancing while wearing a fringed leotard. J. Lo – too much. Too, too much. Also, in a booty gyrating, inappropriate for prime-time performance was Lady Gaga wearing an outfit that was 90’s Madonna meets Bret Michaels, who simulated s.e.x. and suicide in the most annoyingly repetitive song I’ve ever heard. I was on the edge too, Gaga – on the edge of extremely annoyed! Oh, for DVR at that moment so I could fast forward.

Finally, the winner was announced and the newest American Idol is: SCOTTY MCCREERY! The country cutie from North Carolina took the prize! Scotty performed his new single “I Love You This Big” (which my friend’s sister dubbed the Barney – as in purple dinosaur – song). Scotty was so choked up after the big win that he could hardly get through the song. During the touching performance he hugged his entire family – but forgot to hug Jack Black who was sitting next to his family. Congratulations Scotty –you were superb from day one – you have a fan in me. Also, congratulations to Lauren for a fantastic season with many outstanding performances. And following last night’s finale, many are now wondering today if Scotty and Lauren are dating? No clear answer on that yet but what do you think?

Well that concludes Season 10 of American Idol. Casting for Season 11 begins soon so if you think you have what it takes to be the next American Idol, try out and let me know if you make it through so I can interview you!

Do you think Scotty should have won?

While the world continues to wonder what happened to Jake Pavelka’s pilot license or that whole not being a famewhore thingy, he is set to star in yet another upcoming reality show!

The former Bachelor star, who just finished filming a reality show for VH1 titled ‘Famous Food,’ will appear on the upcoming season of ABC’s Bachelor spinoff the Bachelor Pad! But it gets even better as his ex-fiance, Vienna Girardi, will be joining him on the show.

While ABC has yet to officially announce the cast, RadarOnline broke the news this week. Jake and Vienna had a very nasty and public split last year in June during which Vienna sold her story to a tabloid, insinuating Jake might be gay revealing she had been in a sexless and emotionally abusive relationship with Jake.

Joining Jake and Vienna in the competition to win the $250,000 prize will be past controversial contestant Rozlyn Papa, plus Holly Durst and Michael Stagliano (the two recently broke of their engagement).

Other cast members include guys: Graham Bunn, Tanner Pope, Kirk DeWindt, Stu Lopoten and David Vargas. And girls: Erica Rose, Melissa Shrieber, Asheigh Hunt, Madison Garton, Michelle Money and Jackie Gordon.

The second season of ABC’s Bachelor Pad premieres on Monday, August 8.

TELL US – IS JAKE A FAMEWHORE? WILL YOU BE TUNING IN TO THE NEW SEASON OF THE BACHELOR PAD?

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