Reality Tea

Kristen Taekman

Real Housewives Of New York is off to a deeeeellllllllusional start; from Bethenny Frankel whining about being homeless, to Sonja Morgan helming an invisible international luxury lifestyle brand, to Carole Radziwill thinking she’s just a girl, falling in love and learning about life. Kristen Taekman promises that all the delusion reaches its peak and viewers will be shocked by the drama that erupts later in these season.

However in Kristen’s personal life, things are much calmer! She insists RHONY has helped her marriage to Josh Taekman, who turned over a new leaf.”He’s very supportive in every way,” she describes. “It was really kind of therapy for us. How often can you sit in an argument and watch it with your spouse, and be like ‘Alright – you’re right, I really do do that when we have an argument. Or I was a little aggressive; I’m sorry.’ And he did the same thing.” 

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Kim Kardashian Selfish

Kim Kardashian talked to Extra yesterday about Kim, Bruce Jenner, Kim, the Met Gala, Kim, her book of selfies, and a little bit more Kim for good measure.

About Bruce‘s interview with Diane Sawyer, Kim said, “It was amazing. He got such a great response, such a supportive response, and that means the world to him. This was a big step for him. He can feel the love [and the support]. That makes him so happy.”

“I’m trying to hook him up with designers now,” added Kim. No, Bruce! No! Run!

Kim said she promised Bruce she’d help him every step of the way … as long as he doesn’t try to steal her glam team. “I’m like, ‘That’s not going to work. You gotta find your own team. If you are going to do this, you have to do it right. You have to look amazing, and I’ll help you.'” #priorities

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Jillian Michaels New Show 'Just Jillian'

Jillian Michaels is returning to reality TV with a new docuseries called Being Jillian, which follows the former ragey trainer of The Biggest Loser as she juggles family alongside her fitness and health business. Additionally Joel McHale will be expanding on his The Soup ‘tales from the week’ concept by executive producing a a new show focusing on snarking snark from outrageous and hilarious website comments found throughout the internet. <Crossing-Fingers Reality Tea makes an appearance!>

In Just Jillian, Jillian “strips down and bares it all” for an intimate and revealing docu-follow which exposes the real Jillian; thus giving viewers an “authentic, unfiltered look inside this surprisingly sensitive superstar’s private world and family.” 

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bethenny frankel to produce new show 'food porn'

After last night’s Real Housewives of New York, perhaps we all need a moment to reflect on the relationships between Sonja Morgan and…everybody else. Including an invisible castmate named “Earth.” In Bethenny Frankel’s Bravo blog this week, she claims that Sonja’s fabulously out-of-orbit self is just fine the way she is and – even if her businesses are more “in her head” than “in a store” – well, that’s apparently A-okay too! She begins with, “Aaaah Sonja. The truth is I love her. There are times during this season that that will be difficult to believe, but I simply do. Some people are cunning and have a malicious or shifty or disingenuous side. Sonja has none of that. She is a good person. She is just often misguided and misdirected.” She adds, “Sonja allows herself to be messy; that is to be respected in its own way.” Agreed! (Well, to a point.)

Of her meeting with Sonja and her “team” of international temp agency props at Sonja’s “fashion presentation” Bethenny admits that the whole thing reeked of shifty and suspect behavior: “I think she front-loaded that staff for effect. I will bet everything…that not one of those people is on salary. I happen to have an international brand and barely have that many people with those fancy titles, so there is definitely smoke and mirrors there.” But Bethenny claims she doesn’t want to “give unsolicited advice” this season, so she walks “a slippery slope.” She says, “I’m damned if I do anything in the way of business advice. Whether it’s positive or negative advice, it will appear that I’m better than and an expert, and that’s simply not how I view myself.” Hmmm, not an expert she says? In the next breath, non-expert Bethenny adds, “I have a lot of experience: I’m in the trenches, and I keep learning and making mistakes every day. Sonja doesn’t have that experience, and, for her to succeed, she needs to get focused and start absorbing more information (that’s how I learned– mouth shut and ears open). Business is hard, and she needs to learn what it really takes to focus on one thing and see it to the finish line. ‘Accessible luxury’ is a start. And–no–she doesn’t owe me a car.” #holla!

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Reality TV Stars Joe and Melissa Gorga

Our favorite reality TV stars, like Kyle Richards, Jenni Pulos, and Shannon Beador, love to show off their adorable kid/family photos on social media. It is tough to narrow down, but here’s our pick for the sweetest photos this week.

Above: Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Melissa Gorga shared, “Happy Birthday Joey! Can you tell we’re Giants fans!”

Below you will find photos from Teen Mom 2 star Chlesea Houska, Ladies of London‘s Caroline Stanbury, Camille Grammer, Real Housewives of New York star Kristen Taekman, Love & Hip Hop star Peter Gunz, and more.

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Amber Portwood engaged to Matt Baier

Wait… did Jenelle Evans write a relationship advice book? I haven’t heard of one, but it must exist because Amber Portwod and Matt Baier clearly read it. Amber and Matt met on Twitter. Matt moved in. Matt proposed and Amber said yes. In March, Amber gushed about how perfect they are together. In April, the Teen Mom OG shared on Twitter that Matt cheated. In May, Matt gushed about how perfect they are together. INSANITY.

In a recent interview with Starcasm, Matt opened up about his own experience with addiction, his admiration for Amber, and more. “Some people will tell you putting two addicts together is a recipe for disaster,” shared Matt. “Not if one of those addicts is Amber Portwood. Because this woman is the strongest person. Neither of us ever judged each other, which is why our relationship is so great right now. We don’t have anything to hide.”

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dance moms kendall jojo

Last night’s Dance Moms was the second part of the Abby Lee Miller’s swan song in Pittsburgh before heading out to Los Angeles to open the West Coast ALDC studio. Of course, it wouldn’t be a finale if it wasn’t coming on the heels of a tween video showdown, and it’s certainly only fitting that Cathy and her Candy Apples were involved! Even better? We don’t have to sit through a pyramid…we can just head right into the competition.

With the other dancers involved in the various JUMP convention showcases, JoJo and Nia are the only ALDC members ready to compete. Despite Melissa’s tepid excuses for the team’s absence, Holly can’t help but think that something shady is going on to which she wasn’t privy. Jessalyn and Holly are confused as to why Abby double-booked her team (especially since Kendall and Kalani are supposed to have solos), but Kira and Jill play dumb. Cathy interrupts to question why half the group is MIA, and on cue, Abby arrives to ignore Cathy’s insults about her blobby, big hair. She wasn’t about to have her dancers miss out on the coveted time with master choreographers at the convention. Jessalyn is livid to learn that Abby texted the mothers whose daughters were involved, instructing them not to mention the scheduling conflict with her and Holly. “Shame on you,” admonishes Holly. As Abby and Holly scream at one another, Cathy takes great pleasure in watching the demise of the friendships crumbling in front of her. Jill scolds Holly for airing their dirty laundry in front of the Candy Apple moms, and her anger is only exaggerated by the fringe on her tacky jacket. Holly and Jessalyn storm off, realizing they are getting no support from their counterparts. Cathy cackles with delight, while relishing in Vivi’s starring role in the Candy Apple’s group routine.

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carole radziwill

After last night’s episode of The Real Housewives of New York, Carole Radziwill headed over to the Watch What Happens Live studio to chat with Andy, alongside Alan Thicke.  Carole addressed her relationship with Adam, and vehemently denied Luann de Lesseps claims about his relationship status with Lu’s niece.

Andy tells Carole about Luann’s Tweets, claiming that her niece and Adam were still seeing each other and were even planning a trip together. “No, let me be clear.  The truth is they broke up over a year before I met Adam and the trip that she’s referring to is a trip to Nicaragua where he runs a nonprofit, a farm.  And they were going with a whole group of people. After they broke up they remained friends and are still very friendly to this day.”