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Chis Manzo Talks About His New Book

This week on Manzo’d With Children, we learned that Caroline Manzo’s son, Chris, decided that he wanted to write a children’s book. As shocking as that may seem, it is true, but what made him decide to ditch all of his other business plans for something so different? Luckily, Chris Manzo opened up about his decision recently, and admitted that he is just not a “suit and tie business man.”

In fact, according to Manzo, he hired someone to take care of all the technical business stuff for him, while he just focused on what he wanted to do – write the book. As for his mom and the rest of the Manzo family, they are nothing short of extremely proud of Chris.

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Vicki Cracks

Things are unraveling on Real Housewives Of Orange County. I’m not sure if it’s because Vicki Gunvalson is getting caught in a lie, as Shannon Beador and Meghan King Edmonds presuppose, or if Vicki is collapsing under the pressure of despotic, backstabbing friends, the stress of a failing and disconcerting relationship, and the death of her mom. 

Back at Shannon’s Aries party, Tamra Judge is spitting mad that Vicki is allowing Brooks to call her a liar and a backstabber. The unladylike doth protests too much! 

Tamra believes Vicki is so influenced by Brooks (and his lies) she may be turning into Brooks! Shannon is hard-pressed to believe that the never, ever dim-witted Vicki could be bamboozled by a con man, so possibly, just possibly, she knows Brooks is faking cancer but is going along with it. Even Tamra can’t believe that – or at least that’s what Tamra is telling the cameras because the only time Tamra has Vicki’s back is when she’s stabbing it! 

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Dancing with the Stars

It’s week two for Kim Zolciak and Tamar Braxton on Dancing with the Stars.

About last week’s abysmal start, Kim says, “It was all kind of a blur – the scores and what they [the judges] said. I am really disappointed in myself because I obviously can do much better. But I mean where can you go from here but up?”

Kim focuses on Atlanta for “Hometown Glory” week.

“I grew up in Connecticut,” explains Kim, “but I have been here in Atlanta for 16 years. Atlanta’s where Big Poppa all my dreams came true. I met my amazing husband here. And I have had five of my children – out of six – here in Atlanta.”

Does Kim dance better this week? Avoid elimination?

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On last night’s Ladies of London, we were treated to all the fabulousness that the London elite social scene offers. Like headstands in cocktail dresses and humping in onesies! After last week’s (best)friendship-ending tea between Marissa Hermer and Juliet Angus, it’s time for a bit of light hearted fare, no? But tensions rise this week between Juliet, Julie Montagu, and Caroline Stanbury as Caroline’s “sharp tongue” – and pajama antics with husbands who aren’t married to her – rub both ladies the wrong way. 

It’s Christmas in London, and the ladies are decking the halls with merriment, and what looks like a tropical vacation for Juliet and family. Annabelle Neilson meets Julie out for tea to catch up after the holidays and chat about Julie’s new business. She’s created “JUB” which stands for “Julie’s Unbelievable Balls” (Heeee! Am I thirteen years old? Because I love this…), an energy snack for workouts. She admits that teaching yoga won’t fund Mapperton, so mama’s gotta get those coins elsewhere. Meanwhile, Annabelle is developing a children’s book series about feelings. Annabelle grew up feeling suffocated, lonely, and fearful about school. She was sent to 20 childhood therapists to work through her anxiety, but is now finding solace in creatively expressing her struggles through books she hopes will help other children with their feelings. (Well, Annabelle: consider one book pre-ordered by me for my very own anxious kindergartner. Thank you!) Julie comments that because Annabelle is so private, she never knew this deeper side of her, or the struggles she’s faced. I have to say, these two women seem to be forging a genuine friendship, which is refreshing to watch unfold!

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Do y’all know how frustrating it is to talk to AT&T technical support to complain about spotty internet and cable, explaining I need it for work, only to have the technician (who is in a time zone 12 hours ahead) that I shouldn’t be working so late? Is that the point, ma’am? Gahhh, the things I do for Love & Hip Hop Hollywood. Of course, I don’t want to miss a second of Soulja Boy’s antics, but it’s my job. The people have a right to know how whiny Ray-J is at any given minute and just how shady Teairra Mari is being to her “friends.” Enter Hazel-E. We all know the history between these ladies is complicated, but I believe that Teairra always holds the upper hand. Hazel gets her former roommate to concede to an inappropriate relationship with Berg where her music was concerned, there was no knee bending in a back alley. Win-win?

Ray is meeting with newbie Brandi (not his sister, I repeat, not his sister). She’s Whitney Houston’s goddaughter, and her husband Max Lux is a big time producer. If you forget that halfway through the episode, she’ll remind you again. Ray complains about the new found friendship between Princess and Teairra, and Ray makes the mistake of saying he’s going to working with Max on some “music.” Brandi is fully aware what it means for Max and Ray to work together….side chicks. 

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Current and former Real Housewives of Orange County stars Gretchen Rossi and Shannon Beador livened things up on Watch What Happens Live tonight.   The ladies agreed to disagree on Tamra Judge, dished on Brooks Ayers’ cancer debate, and Gretchen talked about Slade Smiley’s job status and much more! 

Shannon on the current state of her relationship with Vicki Gunvalson: “We’re not speaking.”  Does she think it’ll ever be the same? “No.”  She’s still irked that Vicki denies asking for help, but she says she would’ve helped even if Vicki hadn’t. 

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Kim Zolciak with Dr. Ourian after botox

When one plastic surgery obsessed Kim seeks solace in another! Kim Zolciak is currently in LA appearing on Dancing With The Stars, and while in town she had an emergency of the facial droop-age sort. Describing herself as desperate for Botox, she turned to a source she knew could help a girl out in a jam: Kim Kardashian! Well, Kim Kardashian’s facial scientist, at least.

Kim Z praised Dr. Ourian‘s amazing cool laser skills on instagram and gushed about his flawless skin creating abilities. I guess these things matter when dancing on national television. Kim has visited Dr. Ourian before – she and Brielle flew out there for some facial work and schmoozed with Khloe. Kylie Jenner also credits Dr. Ourian for being the one who ‘fixed’ her crazy lip injections

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