Kathy spoke out to E! News and confirmed she will be back in some capacity, but has largely departed from the show. "I'm so happy to be part of the Bravo family. I have enjoyed being a RHONJ Housewife and have now agreed to terms that give me the opportunity to film the show in a way which better suits my lifestyle," Kathy explains.
Just a little background if you have been living under a rock. The Real Housewives of New York City made the trek to Heather Thomson's retreat in the Berkshire. Drama started early when Kristen Taekman splashed Ramona Singer with a little water, in turn Ramona threw wine on her — for the second time in two episodes — followed by chucking the glass at her face. Then after a sort-of apology, Ramona used her childhood trauma to flee the vacation. Even though she had already been filmed packing and calling a friend for a ride to the Hamptons before her 'breakdown' that made her want to leave. Classy!
Per the usual with the end of a Housewives season, casting rumors are abound! However, given that Real Housewives of Atlanta ended on such a tumultuous note (albeit with the highest ratings in Housewives franchise history!) it's no surprise that some casting shakeups are likely.
There's been some reports claiming NeNe Leakes has been fired from the show that made her a household name for her lackluster storyline and ungracious behavior toward the network. I, for one, do not believe for a second that NeNe was fired. Especially with Bravo honcho Andy Cohen just giving an interview where he named her the HW he likes to have dinner with the most!
A source tells Life & Style, however, that Andy has tired of the monster he created! “He was pissed about the way that NeNe acted on the reunion this year, so much so that he might not ask her to come back,” the source says. “He thinks she has become a diva and was very irritated with her for not really answering his questions!”
Well, I'll tell you where he doesn't fit…at the Penthouse nightclub where the above-mentioned klan was partying on Tuesday night! Fear not though, Lamar still has something in common with the Kardashians (and now French) in that he's being captured by E!'s cameras, which thrills him to no end, I'm sure.
Kristen is still just as riled up watching the events unfold in the Berkshires as she was living them. She begins her Bravo blog, Where do I start? Who knew Lu[Ann deLesseps] was a nurse? Thank goodness for Lu. I have to say I felt a lot better knowing her credentials. Ramona kept saying it was not her intention to hit/cut me with a wine glass…I'm curious what exactly was your intention when you threw that glass at my face–it was much more than a knee-jerk reaction? I would LOVE to know. Almost a year later, I am still wondering???"
This week is the NBC/Bravo upfront presentations and therefore a slew of Bravolebrities have descended on NYC. There's a lot of co-mingling of Bravo stars going on as they attend parties and dinners together. Apparently there's a lot of hooking up going on, too! Shahs of Sunset star Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi and Million Dollar Listing New York star Luis D. Ortiz were caught kissing last night!
Million Dollar Listing L.A. star Josh Altman was the sneaky photographer who snapped this photo of GG and Luis getting friendly at dinner. Josh shared the pic on Facebook, Wow! "Wow! Sitting having drinks in NYC and just saw this. @luisdortiz and @gg_golnesa having a @bravotv moment."
Ka-kching! It's a kash kow known as a Kim Kardashian keremony! Unless you've been in outer space testing out Kim and Kanye West's honeymoon trip, you know that Kimye is set to walk down the aisle Memorial Day weekend in Paris. Kim has been adamant that her third wedding will be a more intimate and un-televised affair, but rumors are flying around that she is going to rake in upwards of $21 million on her nuptials and the surrounding events. That's a whole lot of flower walls and ugly dresses!
How is Kim kashing in on the big event? Well, consider her marriage to the tiny rapper to be like the Olympics or a local charity party. It's all about the sponsorships, y'all! Apparently people are willing to give Kim (and Kris Jenner, too of course!) just about anything for free to get some exposure. I guess it makes sense given this family is known for total over-exposure!