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<> at Ventanas on August 7, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Apparently ‘Check My Charges’ Marlo Hampton now fits the Real Housewives Of Atlanta brand just like Sheree “She By SheBroke” Whitfield does! How the mighty have fallen. Despite promises of revamping Atlanta Housewives, Bravo decided, instead, to turn back time by returning BOTH Marlo and Sheree for season 8 – and they’re already fighting up a storm but not with each other… (Yet). 

But seriously, Bravo: Are there NO exciting, classy, rich women in Atlanta?! 

The new season of RHOA finally – officially – kicked off filming because NeNe Leakes‘ abrupt departure put the show in a tailspin. Reports from sources close to production say that Sheree has finalized her Bravo contract and is returning as a full time Housewife! 

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Reza Farahan birthday

Shahs of Sunset star Reza Farahan celebrated his 42nd birthday last week.

Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi shared, “Happiest birthday wishes to this little monkey of mine. Reza I know you in ways that most of the world will never know and I’m so glad for that. You have such a kind heart and your sense of humor is undeniably sharp! Can’t wait to celebrate with you tonight. Happy birthday!”

Reza‘s party was held at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in L.A. and was filmed for David Tutera’s CELEBrations. His guests included GG, fiance Adam Neely, bestie Mercedes “MJ” Javid, former RHOC star Gretchen Rossi, and former Shahs of Sunset star Anita Gohari. If Asa Soltan Rahmati and Mike Shouhed were at Reza’s party, they managed to avoid the pictures shared on Instagram. No worries… Gretchen filled the void. 😉 Check out the pics below.

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Former Real Housewives of Miami star Joanna Krupa had a big weekend! The former reality star got baptized in Israel.  Joanna’s best friend, Traci Szymanski, brought her to Israel for a little bit of spiritual and physical rejuvenation and relaxation.  Joanna arrived in Israel and headed straight to the north to be baptized in the Jordan River.  

Joanna explained why she wanted to get baptized again as an adult.  “I did it because as a baby your parents decide if you will be baptized.  As an adult I wanted to confirm my beliefs and to show thanks for my life and everything I have accomplished.  I wanted to do it as a cleansing, especially when I am in a very spiritual, special holy place like Israel.  It was very powerful.  It is a celebration of my life and being thankful and accepting it as an adult and vowing to be a better person.”

Getting baptized and/or spending time in reflection in Israel is popular among the celebrities this summer.  Kim Kardashian and Kanye West took daughter North to Jerusalem to be baptized, Mariah Carey brought her twins there this summer (along with her billionaire boyfriend James Packer), and dozens of others have flocked there recently. 

See the exclusive photos of Joanna’s baptism below.

bbwla fight

And so begins the downfall of Draya Michele. Last night’s Basketball Wives LA centered on a girls’ trip helmed by Brandi Maxiell to Santa Barbara. Why, after so, so, so many times of going on these mini-vacays, a knock-down-drag-out fight ensuing, and the inevitable dread that comes from rehashing said trip at the reunion, do these women think this time will be different? Jackie Christie is stirring the pot as fast as she can, and even the girls who vowed to dislike her forever believe every word that comes out of her exaggerating mouth. It’s comedy gold.

In an effort to bring Angel Brinks into the mix, Draya has invited her to come along as someone who can save her from her friends’ drama. Angel is like a mini-Kardashian, and Draya wants to give her the low down on the ladies with whom they will be traveling. She shares that Shaunie O’Neal isn’t keen on strangers infiltrating their group even though Shaunie herself is considered a newbie according to Draya. Next, Draya mean girls Mehgan James. Angel can’t wait for the weekend!

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Reality TV Listings Real Housewives of New York cast photo

It’s time to check out the reality TV listings and plan your week.

This week brings us the season finale of The Real Housewives of New York, Becoming Us, and Mother Funders (a sneak peek). New on VH1, Jayceon “The Game” Taylor searches for love on She’s Got Game. “Relationships are hard, and The Game knows that working in the entertainment business makes it even harder,” explains VH1. “In this series, he gets to try a different strategy, taking the advice and suggestions of the friends who know him best. We cannot wait to go on this adventure with The Game as he searches for the woman that could ultimately be his match.”

Check out the reality TV listings list, which includes the Watch What Happens Live guests for the week, and let us know what you plan to watch.

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Reality TV Gossip Kim Richards

It’s been a busy week for reality TV gossip. In Real Housewives of Beverly Hills news, Kim Richards was arrested for shoplifting, Lisa Vanderpump shared exciting news about LVP Sangria, and Yolanda Foster took a naked selfie to share an update on her health crisis. Also this week, we got sneak peeks of Ladies of London season 2, Couples Therapy season 6, and Love & Hip Hop Hollywood season 2. More photos, recaps, and gossip:

PHOTOS

Porsha Williams covers Krave magazine

Tamra and Vicki “whooping it up” in Tahiti

NeNe’s Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Bikini

Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker celebrate

Kim Kardashian eating for two in New Orleans

RECAPS

Basketball Wives LA: Deja Vu

Dance Moms: Winner Takes All

Flipping Out: Hello, Hollywood

RHONY: Rumble on the Runway

Big Secrets on Little Women LA

Love & Hip Hop ATL: Doing Me

Swimming with Sharks on RHOC

GOSSIP

Good sister Kathy Hilton defends Kim Richards

Meghan Edmonds defends her mom comments

I have to admit I am Team Jenner on this one

Bethenny Frankel & Kim Kardashian book sales

Why was Jeff Lewis fired from Living Spaces?

Jenelle Evans and Nathan Griffith are OFF again

Tamra Judge takes Simon Barney back to court

Sonja Morgan wants Ramona Singer to lighten up

NeNe Leakes is sooo bothered by Kenya Moore

Brandi Glanville whines about her lack of finances

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Reality TV Stars Kendra Wilkinson

Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their lives with us. And we would not have it any other way. Here’s a roundup of our favorite snapshots and selfies from this week. Enjoy.

Above: Kendra Wilkinson shared, “Kendra On Top coming soon to a TV near you. Get ready for some juicy juice.”

Below you will find pics from Kenya Moore, Fredrik Eklund, Caitlyn Jenner, Jenelle Evans, Porsha Williams, Lisa Vanderpump, and more. 

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Watch What Happens Live - Season 12

This week’s Real Housewives of New York is all about Sonja Morgan, Sonja Morgan’s fashion show, and Sonja Morgan’s totally unexpected success. And guess who couldn’t be happier about it? Sonja Morgan, of course! Sonja took to her blog today to gush and blush about all of the “support” she’s had in making her dreams of being an International Lifestyle and Luxury Brand a reality. But she doesn’t forget all of those naysayers out there who she owes a big fat “I told you so!” to either. Calling out most of her castmates, Sonja reiterates why she knows what she’s doing. She thinks. 

“I am so proud of Sonja Morgan New York,” begins Sonja. “The girls have doubted and criticized me and my team (including my CEO Gaurav and Marketing Director Laura, my apparel partners AJ & BJ) for a long time, implying they were smoke and mirrors. My team is not in this for fancy titles. They want to build a lasting brand as I do. It feels good to be able to show the world what I love to do and that I can produce a collection that I am proud to put my name on. I am so thankful to everyone who helped and believed in me, and I can’t wait to keep adding to the collection.”

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