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After Kim Richard‘s very public battle with addiction on last season’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the reality star talks being strong and moving on after getting help.

Last season was rough for the former child star and it took its toll on her children to watch their mother’s erratic behavior. “My children have been greatly affected by this. I think they wish it could have all been slipped under the radar… ,” she confesses to WetPaint.

“But you know, this isn’t my first time in recovery. And [during Season 2] I knew what I was doing wasn’t right. For me, it’s like: Sip one: I need to leave, Sip five: I’m in trouble. But I made the choice to go to work and to let the cameras in and people saw what they saw. Of course I would go back and change that if I could. But I can’t change the past, so I have to move forward.”

Kim shares that she has gotten tons of support from fans who credit her for being a role model. Ok… “It’s been amazing. People will say things to me like, ‘You’ve saved my son’s life,’ or ‘You’ve helped me so much,’” Kim reveals.”You know, before, I used to have a really hard time admitting I was an alcoholic. But I’m not ashamed or embarrassed any more. It’s made me a much stronger person and, hopefully, put me in a place where I can help other people.”

“If I can do it, under THESE circumstances – having it all filmed, having everyone know every little detail about everything – then you can do it. It CAN be done,” she adds.

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve been riveted by news of the greatest love story of our time, the relationship between rapper Kanye West and professional celebrity Kim Kardashian. This relationship/orchestrated PR effort has many parts to it, and it all ends in the release of Kanye’s new song “Theraflu.” That reminds me, please be on the lookout for my new single, soon to be released on Famewhore Records, titled “NyQuil.”

Gossip fans know that Kim and Kanye’s true love is not a new thing. Kanye’s ex Amber Rose had blabbed about the pair’s dalliances for quite a while now; she claimed that Kim was cheating with Kanye while dating Reggie Bush and Kanye cheated while dating Amber. Now that Kim is single again, the two have re-ignited their old passions, beginning a romantic few days in New York with a screening of The Hunger Games. Nothing says date night like watching teenagers kill each other. As a huge Hunger Games fan, I think Kim and Kanye would live in a special district just for famewhores!

That led to Kim staying over at Kanye’s place, and in a move that was totally not staged for paparazzi, leaving his house in the same clothes she was wearing the night before. That’s right, Kim was doing a walk of shame! We are supposed to believe a highly public figure like Kim, who changes outfits 10 times a day, would show up at Kanye’s without her glam squad on call for a wardrobe change? Interesting. Another article on Radar Online, who will probably submit their articles on this for a Pulitzer prize, stated that Kim had the foresight to change her blouse and put a blazer on. What a relief.

The famous pair was also spotted having lunch at Serafina in New York and shopping at FAO Schwartz, the famous toy store.

Now that Kim is single, her new angle in interviews is that she’s a free spirit who believes in multiple soul mates. In an interview with Cosmopolitan UK, Kim says: ”I think you have different soulmates throughout your life…I will always believe in love, but my idea has changed from what I’ve always thought…I don’t believe in just one soulmate now.” She believes the path to true love is to date as many wealthy celebrities as possible! At least she’s diversifying from athletes and going back to the music industry for her dating pool.

In the same interview, Kim also hilariously claims that all the scrutiny her family has endured through the years (a circumstance of their own making!) has made her “more private.”

“We know that we put ourselves in the public eye. We love doing our reality show and it’s opened doors for us to have clothing lines…and do things that we’ve always dreamed of. So it comes with the territory and we know that. But as I get older and go through certain things, it’s made me want to be more of a private person.”

LOL! I wonder if she said that with a straight face. She wants to be so private she’s totally okay with Kanye name-dropping her in his latest song “Theraflu.” A totally private person would totally agree to these lyrics:

“And I’ll admit, I had fell in love with Kim / Around the time she had fell in love with him / Well that’s cool, baby girl, do your thing / Lucky I ain’t had Jay drop him from the team”

For those of you who don’t know, “Jay” refers to Jay-Z, who is one of the owners the New Jersey Nets, the team Kim’s ex Kris Humphries plays for.

One person who is allegedly thrilled with this new development, is Kim’s sister Khloe Kardashian. And why wouldn’t she, since this whole mess keeps her family’s name in the tabloids. Don’t you realize that if the Kardashians don’t get attention they wither and die? They are like famewhore flowers. An anonymous source tells Hollywood Life that Khloe thinks Kanye “is a real catch. He’s creative and really fun to be around.”

Apparently, Khloe is star struck! The source says, “I think Khloe is a bit taken with the fact that he is so famous — but then again, this is one of the reasons Kim likes him so much. The whole celebrity thing really appeals to her.”

Then again, the source says Khloe may like Kanye because he’s not Kris. “Khloe thought Kris was too boring and mundane for Kim. Plus, Khloe thinks they would have gorgeous babies.”

I’m starting to think this relationship is only happening because Kanye has a name that starts with “K.”

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Fans are loving Big Ang, it would seem.  The Mob Wives star is reportedly in talks for her own spinoff show!

Sources tell Wetpaint that “a deal is in the works.  Nothing has been signed, but a deal is being set up.”  VH1 declined to comment, but where there’s smoke…

The networks are handing these spinoffs out like candy, aren’t they? Snooki & JWoww, Lisa Vanderpump, Bethenney Frankel and on and on….. Like a free gift with purchase.

It seems that Mob Wives is turning out to be too much reality for some viewers of the show. After recent episodes showed the grizzly reality of the mob lifestyle, fans are speaking out about the show losing it’s entertainment value.

Two weeks ago, the show featured the ladies’ vacation to the Poconos, where they fired off some rounds in the woods to reconnect them to their roots or something. Karen Gravano, daughter of former mob boss, Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, recounted the first time she discovered her father’s gun under a mattress. Now, relatives of some of Sammy’s victims are speaking out about the inappropriateness of the show and the topic!

“Sammy was a psychotic killer. And I do believe genes are inherited,” said Lynda Milito, a mob wife of her own, who credits Sammy for offing her husband Louie Milito. “What about the people [Sammy] killed, and their extended family? How can [Karen] be allowed to shoot a gun? The apple does not fall far from the tree, and crime does not pay,” Lynda tells the NY Post.

Concerns were also raised about Karen, who was once on probation, being in contact with a firearm. In response to the concerns, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Philadelphia Field Division issued a statement denying that any illegal behavior took place on said trip. “We are aware of the show and the episode. We do not have a criminal investigation.”

Karen also denies breaking probation and issued a statement through her rep denying any wrongdoing.  “My probation terms have been over since 2003. At that time, I filed a motion to have my constitutional rights restored and to my knowledge, they have been restored. They’re doing everything they can to discredit me because of their personal issues with my father.”

Moving on to other distressing Mob Wives issues - Renee Graziano has been dealing with the horrific reality of learning that her ex-husband, Junior Pagan, ratted out her father, Anthony Graziano, which resulted in his return to jail.  Junior is reportedly in the Federal Witness Protection Program.

Renee has shared that she fell into a deep depression, later leading to hospitalization after she contemplated suicide. Well, now Renee is moving on, but she will “never” speak to Junior again!

“I have no relationship with my son’s father whatsoever,” Renee told HollywoodLife. “Not at all. I found forgiveness for myself, because if I didn’t, I wouldn’t be able to go on and date and be a happy person. As far as my father is concerned, I won’t be able to forgive him [Junior] not now and not ever.”

Renee also reveals that her son AJ is healing as well, but things are still difficult for him. “He is doing the best that he can and hopefully he will come out of it soon.”

Not surprisingly, as Renee is the one who has brought them all together, Renee credits her co-stars for keeping her sane and helping her through the awful situation. “They have helped me,” she shares. “I’m in a really good place with the girls. I don’t always like them, but I love them.”

Renee is also ready to start dating again! “I’m single and I’m open to dating,” she dished “I’m looking for a real man.”

Maybe they can give Renee her own spinoff, too.  Bachelorette-style.

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Is poor, pregnant Snooki being duped by that innocent-looking Jionni LaValle? Rumor has it that he’s been cheating on his fiancé with an ex-girlfriend.

In this week’s National Enquirer (not always trash tabloid), a source says that Jionni has been photographed getting cozy with an old flame named Erica Wecksler, a 22-year-old fashion merchandiser.

“Poor little Snooki is caught up in a love triangle that she knows nothing about! He’s engaged to Snooki but go­ing behind her back to contact Erica, calling and texting her. He’s cheating on Snooki.”

Firing back is Snooki’s rep, who says that the whole thing is made up by a bunch of wannabe famewhores. Oh, so people like the Shore gang before they got their big break?

Her rep tells Hollywood Life: “Snooki is very happy, healthy, in mommy-to-be mode and doesn’t let rumors like this bother her.  It’s sad when people come out of the wood work to make some quick cash with made up or embellished stories. Those people are not friends of hers and only want 15 minutes of fame or in their case 30 seconds.”

It’s a good thing that Snooki doesn’t let the crazy rumors get to her, because we know there will be at least twelve new ones per day and filming hasn’t even started on the new season yet!

Another Jersey Shore couple is also dealing with the rumor mill this week.  JWoww and Roger Matthews have been facing reports in the media that they were heading for a split, but a friend close to the reality star and her beau says it’s the total opposite. Star says that Jenni dumped Roger when she started filming her new spinoff show with Snooki, but a source says that the two are “always together” and “practically engaged”.

J-Woww also jumped on Twitter (as all celebs do to either stir the pot or set the record straight).

She tweeted:   “Just found out online me and roger broke up lol awkward since we r at the gym together right now… Love tabloids.”

Who can keep up anymore? I’ve got whiplash.

In other J-Woww and Snooki news, the dynamic duo shared a photo of their new pad in Jersey City where they’ve been filming their spin-off show.

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Jenelle Evans.  Oh, Jenelle.  I so want to be in your corner, but with each passing day you make it impossible harder.  The latest in Teen Mom debacle news comes from Radaronline.com, and it’s brought to us by–who else?–Jenelle’s supposed biffle.  Geez, Jenelle!

Jenelle’s bestie, Tori Rhyne, opens up to the Star Magazine site, claiming the young, troubled mother has found something to whet her palate while she’s not smoking weed.  Tori claims her pal has tried her hand at LSD, and she states Jenelle is “thinking it helps her, but it really doesn’t.”  Her “friend” (who in no way was compensated for this interview…ahem, cough, cough) alleges, “She does it a lot — she fell in love with it.  It’s just a little sheet that she puts on her tongue and waits for it to hit her: Then she gets all weird.”

The site also claims that Jenelle has found other ways to cope, now that she is routinely tested for marijuana use, per her probation conditions.  Among her drugs or choice?  Star cites Xanax, Ecstacy, booze and alcohol as Jenelle’s choice vices.

However, Tori is concerned that her friend just can’t give up the Mary Jane.  “After she gets off, she’s going to smoke a big blunt, that’s what she told me,” Tori tells the site, while acknowledging that Jenelle has put forth little, if any, effort in regaining custody of son Jace who is being cared for by her mother Barbara Evans.

Tori continues, “She’s only worried about getting off probation, so she can smoke weed!”  Her friend, who cares enough to get paid by a tabloid to air her fears, shares, “When Jenelle does acid she is an amazing person, but of course it is not her – it is the drug that she is on.  As bad as that sounds, I do worry about her because I don’t want her to have a bad trip and never be able to get out of it.”  She sounds like a fabulous person and support system.  I wonder if she like to split a Best Friends locket with me…

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Last night’s American Idol elimination had the remaining eight contestants worried about their fate after a night filled with eighties tributes.

Ryan Seacrest approaches Joshua Ledet who had been feeling faint.  He seems very thrilled to have his health issues highlighted on the live show.  Ryan announces that JLo is introducing a new, sexy video.  He questions whether Jennifer had some sort of connection with any of the back-up dancers.  A blushing JLo pleads the fifth.  Oh, Idol…you’re so coy!   A sneak peek of the video reveals that it is very desperate sexy.

Not letting go of the fact that Joshua is sick as a dog, they show a video of a pre-school class in Vietnam wishing him luck.  Huh?  Last night’s results are based on duet teams.  Joshua is strong enough to make it to center stage with Jessica Sanchez.  Joshua sang “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” to rave reviews from the judges.  Jessica channeled Whitney Houston with “How Will I Know.”  Steven Tyler calls her (and her voice) absolutely “beautiful.”  Jessica fumbles, telling the crowd she doesn’t have a voice for eighties music.  Both are safe.

The Wanted, a British pop group, is introduced and makes quite a debut.  I like this song…I didn’t know they sang it!  However, enough is enough, let’s get back to the results!  Skylar Laine and Colton Dixon are the next pair in the hot seat.  Skylar belted out a country version of “Wind Beneath My Wings” and Randy Jackson called it her best performance to date.  She received a standing ovation.  Colton sang my favorite Cyndi Lauper ballad “Time After Time” and I loved it.  Jimmy didn’t agree.

Ryan wants to keep the anticipation high, so he calls Hollie Cavanagh and DeAndre Brackensick to the stage with Skylar and Colton.  Hollie flashed back with everyone’s favorite Flashdance theme, singing “What a Feelin’” and I wish I had on a cut-off sweatshirt.  The judges didn’t love it.  Perhaps, I loved the song more than her rendition, but you have to admit, it’s a fab, open your sun-roof and sing your head off song.  On the other hand, Jennifer loved DeAndre’s version of the El Debarge hit.  I concur with Jimmy on this one…the judges loved him, but I found it mediocre at best.  But his mediocre is better than I’ll ever be!  Unfortunately, he finds himself in the bottom three, and Hollie joins him.  Both Skylar and Colton are safe.

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Bringing you an all-new photo post this week!

Above is Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Lisa Vanderpump and her famous dog Giggy, as they arrive at JFK airport on April 2nd.

Photos below include: Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy out for a stroll; Real Housewives of Miami star Joanna Krupa protesting at DASH; Simon Van Kempen and Alex McCord attend an event; Phaedra Parks in NYC; Debbie Gibson and Aubrey O’Day at the Crystal Light launch; Peggy Tanous attends an event and many more!

Also featured: Pauly D, Giuliana Rancic and Bill Rancic, Dayana Mendoza, Coco Austin and Ice-T, Dee Snider, Tyra Banks, Lisa Lampanelli, Gene Simmons, Anita Gohari (Shahs of Sunset), Rachel Zoe, and so many more!

 

[Photo credit: Pacific Coast News]

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Well, oh my. In what is another case of reality being more interesting than reality TV, it seems Gretchen Rossi‘s never-ending court battle with alleged ex-boyfriend Jay Photoglou will now be involving her Real Housewives of Orange County co-stars!

Here’s the backstory: Gretchen joined RHOC as the supposed fiancé of millionaire Jeff Beitzel, who was suffering from leukemia. Jeff passed away shortly after filming ended in 2008. Jay allegedly contacted Tamra Barney to spill the news that Gretchen was lying about her relationship to Jeff and using him to be on the show meanwhile he, Jay, was her real boyfriend! Whoopsie! Tamra confronted Gretchen, which began their seasons long feud.

Gretchen attempted to file a restraining order against Jay, but it was summarily dismissed. Thus began the long drawn-out court battle between Jay and Gretchen over defamation, etc. Gretchen was supposed to pay all of Jay’s legal fees after she lost her court case against him. He retaliated with a defamation lawsuit, and she filed a countersuit.

Well, finally Gretchen and Jay will be facing-off in a civil trial that could get very interesting! The National Enquirer (a more reliable source than you’d think) is reporting that Jay’s attorneys recently deposed Gretchen and she changed her story about when she allegedly met Jay.

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Gretchen had previously claimed he was a “family friend” and they briefly dated before Jeff entered the picture.  “Jay Photoglou is nothing more than a thief and liar. Jay and I had a short-lived relationship BEFORE Jeff and I dated,” she said of the situation way back in 2009.

During the deposition, Gretchen also admitted that she “spent time with Jay on at least four separate occasions after she got engaged to her now-deceased fiance.” When the attorneys sought more information she refused to answer further. Just so you know, multiple photos of Jay and Gretchen from that time period are floating around the web – damn that trusty time stamp – including ones that show them hanging out with Alexis and Jim Bellino!

Which brings us to the reason the ladies of RHOC will likely be involved in the civil suit. Jay is planning to subpoena several of Gretchen’s former and current castmates to testify against her, concerning when she met Jay and the type of relationship they shared! On the short list is: Tamra, Peggy Tanous, Lynne Curtain, and guess who? Alexis!

“No matter what, Gretchen is not going to like it when her fellow housewives have to spill the beans about her relationship with Jay Photoglou,” said an insider reveals. “I’m sure no matter what they say, it won’t help Gretchen’s case.” I’m not sure why Gretchen continues to pretend she is innocent in all of this – it’s ridiculous!

What’s interesting about this situation is that Alexis was formerly one of Gretchen’s closest friends, but she has since defected! After a tension-filled season where Alexis openly admitted she is unhappy about Gretchen’s newly burgeoning friendship with Tamra;  Jesus Barbie is now speaking out about her new friendship with Vicki Gunvalson!

“Vicki and I have finally turned over a new leaf. We’ve started hanging out outside of the show, which has been nice,” Alexis shares with WetPaint. “I would say I’m cautiously optimistic about it.”

Alexis adds that it’s difficult for her to get past some of the negative things Vicki has said about her in the past, but she wants to think happy thoughts. “I try not to dwell on it,” she explains. “I want to live in the moment and give everyone the benefit of the doubt. I think, back when Vicki said all those things about me, she was in a really unhappy place. Now, she’s happy again and in a better place and so far, we’re getting along just fine.”

Proving this friendship is indeed real, Vicki recently tweeted a photo of them at an event. The photo is below!

While, Alexis and Vicki have made amends, and Tamra and Gretchen are now BFF, there’s two people who just can’t see eye-to-eye: Gretchen and Vicki! Gretchen recently spoke out saying she doesn’t “respect” Vicki and has no interest in a relationship with her. And HollywoodLife reveals that things have evolved into a full-fledged feud!

“There’s a feud between Gretchen and Vicki,” the source says. “And Vicki and Alexis are bonding over it. They are also both visibly annoyed about Gretchen and Tamra’s new friendship.” Things are so acrimonious, Gretchen intentionally skipped Vicki’s recent 50th birthday party, which was attended by all of her other castmates!

And finally, Vicki is doing what she does best – talking about herself! In a new interview with US Weekly, Vicki shares her secrets to longevity as a Housewife!

“Number one, I’m the original; Number 2, I’ve allowed the cameras to enter all parts, all facets of my life; and I signed up for this!;” Vicki believes these are the reasons she’s lasted seven seasons on the show. She said her approach to filming is, “This is my reality — come on in through all the issues and struggles and trials — and good times!”

Vicki also adds that things get pretty testy with Tamra as the season goes on – including an epic fight in the season finale where their friendship faces the ultimate test. Things are good between the two now. “We were able to mend the fences and kinda get through it,” she says. “Will I ever forget? uh-huh.”  Juicy! I wonder what happened!?

You can watch the video of Vicki talking RHOC below!

THOUGHTS ON GRETCHEN AND JAY’S LATEST COURT BATTLE? WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON? IS ALEXIS’ FRIENDSHIP WITH ALEXIS AUTHENTIC? SURPRISED VICKI AND TAMRA HAD SUCH SERIOUS ISSUES?

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