Life & Style magazine, which got exclusive rights to Kim’s wedding pics, released the picture (above) of Kim with her new NFL husband Kroy Biermann.
Kim, 33, tied the knot with Kroy, 26, on Friday in front of their closest family and friends. “I just remember thinking, this is the day I’ve waited my whole life for,” Kim tells Life & Style. “I really do feel like I’m dreaming.”
Kim wore a $58,000 pre-owned, handmade Baracci gown made of Duchess satin and embellished with Swarovski crystals, pearls and embroidered lace. Yes, you read that right, it was a used wedding dress.
This marks the second marriage for Kim and the first for Kroy. Kim has two daughters from a previous relationship and a previous marriage. Life & Style promises more exclusive images and details from Kim’s wedding in their next issue.
Meanwhile, Kim took some time off her newlywed bliss today to fire back at her castmate Nene Leakes for the comments she made about her daughters! On last night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live, Nene stated Kim now had three kids by three different men!
Kim tweeted about Nene: “Real cute how Nene loves 2 talk abt my kids she needs to worry abt keeping hers out of jail!” Ouch!
When a user tweeted this to Kim: @Kimzolciak don’t NeNe’s kids have different dads? Just saying… No one should forget where THEY came from, Kim responded with, “Exactly! Pot calling the kettle.”
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KIM’S WEDDING DRESS & PHOTO? YAY? NAY?
UPDATE – Another photo of Kim and Kroy on their wedding day is below!
With Real Housewives of Orange County in the midst of filming Season 7 the OG of Housewives are coming out in force to self-promote the most boring of the HW franchise!
The original Jesus Barbie, Alexis Bellino (who is competing with RHONJ’s Melissa Gorga for the esteemed title), is speaking out about merging faith with Botox and Jesus with Juvederm. Taking to her website, Alexis blogs about being a good Christian with her DD enhancements! How dare anyone accuse her otherwise.
“It seems everyone is looking for contradictory behavior that ‘proves’ I’m not a ‘real’ Christian,” she snips. “Here’s an example: Some have said, ‘If you believe in God and that He has a plan, isn’t it going against His plan to alter your body with breast augmentation or Botox?’” According to Alexis – no, it’s not!
Shorts-shorts be damned! “Part of me wants to slap on my shortest shorts, hop on my soapbox in my highest spike heels and start yelling out things like, ‘What kind of Christian would YOU like me to be?’ Um, one who doesn’t appear on my TV?
“What kind of Christian — who isn’t supposed to judge — would say that someone isn’t a ‘real’ Christian because of a wardrobe choice,” she ponders? “When I decided to come onto Real Housewives, I did so for a few reasons, not the least of which was to raise up the Lord so that even if one young woman saw that I believed, they could too.”
“I believe it is okay for me to have a procedure done on my body because it boosts my confidence and I believe that God wants me to be happy.”
Alexis is also fired up that some people would have the audacity to question whether it was faithful of her to appear on Playboy Radio! Seriously? “I have knowingly opened myself up to be criticized, chastised, and judged. But when I post something on Facebook about going on Playboy Radio and I am told I’m not Christian, it makes me scratch my head,” she seethes.
“Did you know that Playboy gives millions of dollars to charities all over the world, including March of Dimes, and several other children’s organizations?” Except… oh, nevermind! Don’t bother calling Alexis a hypocrite – because she doesn’t know the meaning of the word!
In other OC news, Vicki Gunvalson took a break from work to celebrate some good news! Her daughter Briana Wolfsmith is engaged! The 24 year-old nurse’s engagement was announced by Vicki via Twitter! No word on who the mystery fiancé is… yet! Happy news for the couple! I wonder if her wedding will be featured in the upcoming OC storyline?
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THOUGHTS ON ALEXIS’ STATEMENTS ABOUT PLASTIC SURGER AND FAITH? WAS IT WRONG FOR HER TO APPEAR ON PLAYBOY RADIO? THOUGHTS ON BRIANA’S ENGAGEMENT?
Imani Showalter’s feud with cast mate Laura Govan reached a boiling point before heading to paradise, with Imani purging all of Laura’s belongings she’d once promised to house. However, once in Hawaii, the pair realized that there was a common denominator in all the women’s petty fights… and that same thread is Jackie Christie.
In a recent interview, Imani talks about how she looked up to Jackie with her long marriage and her life experience, thus when Jackie told Imani that longtime friend Laura had been spreading lies around town Imani was quick to believe her. Once she hashed out her issues with Laura (Imani reveals the two minute conversation that viewers witnessed was a much smaller portion of a thirty minute discussion), the pair realized that they had heard a lot of similar gossip about each other from the same source. When the ladies realized that Jackie seemed to be pitting them against one another, Imani’s eyes were opened to her former friend.
Imani states, “For me it was just very malicious and evil. I think she’s a really sad person. I feel bad for her.” As for the state of their friendship now? Imani reveals that it is “non-existent.” Imani had trusted Jackie and now she is seeing another side to her former pal. She continues, “Jackie has a way of talking you to death.” ”
When discussing the ladies’ confrontation with Mrs. Christie, Imani says, “Basically she was typical Jackie: She got loud, aggressive, rude, insulting. Then she started crying and whining, and then she got apologetic. She’s very bipolar, and she confuses you.”
As for Imani’s relationship with Laura, everything is still copasetic. Still, Imani doesn’t regret sending Laura’s stuff to storage, admitting, “It just kept coming to me all this negative stuff and I just felt so used by her.” She stands by her decision, asserting, “At the time, I didn’t feel bad.”
Thankfully, Laura and Imani are better than fine. Imani gushes, “I love Laura! I love her mom; I love her children.” She does, however, regret letting Jackie’s rumors come between her and her friend. Imani explains, “It was really sad. It was infuriating. It was a gambit of emotions.” She continues, “I just felt like I had been betrayed on the worst level. I didn’t understand why Jackie would do such a thing. Me and Laura were so close.”
Of course, Imani finds a lesson in this less than stellar situation. She advises, “I’ve learned not to overreact to things and just believe everything you hear.” Imani says, “I realize now that you have to dig a little deeper and look at your source and kind of understand what they have to gain by telling you things.”
While it’s nice to know that Imani and Laura’s mended fences have lasted there is no doubt more drama left in the season, even with just one episode left. The season finale airs tonight (8pm ET) on VH1, with a two part reunion on the 21st and 28th of November. John Salley will once again be returning as host so you know the questions you want answered won’t be asked.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF IMANI’S INTERVIEW? IS IT ALL JACKIE’S FAULT OR IS THERE SOME TRUTH TO WHAT SHE SAYS? HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT JOHN SALLEY RETURNING TO HOST THE REUNION?
Shayne, who is married to TheDirty.com founder Nik Richie, welcomed a baby girl on Friday, 11/11/11. And yes it was a planned C-section.
As previously reported, Shayne, 25, and Nik did indeed name their daughter ‘Press’. “I feel blessed today. Press Dahl Lamas-Richie is the coolest baby in the history of female kind,” gushed Nik to E!. “She doesn’t even cry and she has the prettiest eyelashes.”
Tonight, Bad Girls Club: New Orleans officially comes to an end with the airing of the reunion part II!
During the show, host Perez Hilton brings up the Tiara and Angie fight, and Tiara reveals she was shocked when the fight happened. Meanwhile Nastasia thinks Angie flip-flopped in the house which of course makes Angie upset. Priscilla and Angie then start to argue and Priscilla throws a punch at Angie causing the girls to break out into a cat fight! A preview clip is below!
Also on the reunion part II, Perez confronts Tasha and Priscilla about their homophobic coments. The girls deny it but Perez isn’t buying it and rolls a clip of Tasha’s homophobic behavior to back up his argument. Perez then states being gay isn’t a choice, adding that he was born gay, the same way Tasha was born trashy! Ouch.
In a new interview Phaedra Parks talks about how the woman she plays on TV is an exaggeration of who she really is; claiming the producers encourage the ladies to play a part! Shockingly, Phaedra admits that the editors manipulate how the characters appear on screen!
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, famous for her “Everybody knows…” statements and sassy commentary, reveals that while there is a part of her personality that is “silly and Southern-belle-esque” the producers “prefer” to show that side over her serious side. Phaedra wisely takes it with a grain of salt, explaining: “At the end of the day, I hope when people watch the show, they realize it’s for entertainment.”
“If you don’t have editing rights, you can say a lot of different things and once it’s on the editing table, it might look like something else,” she informs us. ”That’s part of reality TV. Everything on reality TV isn’t as real as you think it is.” Phaedra is well aware that she can act like the normal, sophisticated, professional woman she is almost all the time, but the minute she resorts to cattiness the producers will “air the dopey or catty quote.”
“I try to live without regrets,” she says of participating in the show. Adding she would not do anything differently from last season because the producers chose how each of the women are portrayed. “It doesn’t matter how careful you are. Whatever your character is, is what they make it to be,” she quips. “It’s not who I am but who the producers think I am.” Wow! Is someone trying to get their contract terminated!?
“For people who know me, they understand that. We each have distinct characters on the show. No one is one dimensional. Characters have to be consistent to the part they’re playing.”
Interestingly, Bravo recently released a comment chastising MillionaireMatchmaker’s Patti Stanger for attempting to pitch a new reality show where all the characters were required to “act” a certain way for the story, saying they don’t produce shows with “stipulations” about how the participants behave!
Phaedra does not feel the show has changed her or affected her professional standing. “I still have the same friends. I am still doing the same things I was doing prior to ‘Housewives.’ ” So is D-wrong Eubanks her friend in real-life or a made for TV acquaintance?
Commenting about how appearing on TV as the ditzy Southern Belle may affect her legal career, Phaedra isn’t worried! “My reputation speaks for itself,” she declares. “The TV show hasn’t changed people’s thoughts about me. It makes me more recognizable.”
As for how the show merges her real-life with the show, Phaedra reveals she truly is friends with co-stars Kandi Burruss and Sheree Whitfield. “We speak quite a bit,” she says of Kandi. “I knew her prior to the show but this has afforded us more time to hang out with each other. I consider her part of my close circle of friends.”
Speaking about Sheree’s on-going custody and child support issues with ex-husband Bob Whitfield, Phaedra was more than happy to help! “Sheree and I have become close friends as well. Any time a friend comes for legal advice, I’ll do anything I can.” Phaedra was also a guest at co-star and friend Kim Zolciak’s 11-11-11 nuptials. A TwitPic of Phaedra, Kandi, and Patti attending the wedding is below!
There is one person Phaedra definitely does not share an off-screen relationship with – NeNe Leakes! “Obviously, we take a very long trip to Africa,” she snips.
As for her interest in the funeral business Phaedra assures us it’s very real! She has an interest in learning “all aspects” of the business and has even enrolled in part-time mortuary classes!
Moving on, tonight is an all-new episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta! In the second episode of the season titled “Surprisingly Rich”, NeNe, Cynthia Bailey and Kandi take a trip to Miami after NeNe’s feud with Sheree. How they roped Kandi into that trip I’ll never understand! Also, Phaedra begins to seriously consider the funeral business and someone throws her a surprise birthday party!
The new episode airs at 9/8c and a preview clip is below!
On Watch What Happens Live, the guest is none other than NeNe who I am sure will have plenty of comments about everyone and everything – including Kim’s wedding!
THOUGHTS ON PHAEDRA’S INTERVIEW? DO YOU BELIEVE HER STATEMENTS ABOUT BRAVO MANIPULATING HOW THE WOMEN ARE PORTRAYED OR IS SHE BLAMING EDITING?
According to a new report, Kim Kardashian is not only experiencing the wrath of the general public over her sham marriage and quickie divorce, but also the wrath of some of her family members as her actions now threaten her family’s multi million-dollar empire!
“The family has split into two camps since the divorce – Kim and her mom versus the rest of the family, who are really angry at her,” an insider reveals. “Encouraged by her mom, Kris, Kim has become a fame-addicted, money-hungry monster. She has lost touch with reality.”
The insider adds that Khloe is furious with Kim as her divorce has now put the Kardashian empire, reportedly worth over $65 million, in jeopardy. In fact, the two reportedly got into a huge blowout during their recent visit to Australia.
“Khloe was mad because Kim was trying to look sad [about her divorce],” describes an onlooker. “She was telling Kim that people would see right through it, and Kim was only making things worse.” Things got so nasty between the sisters that they were later seen “swearing at each other.”
Following the public outcry, the Kardashians are now said to be in panic and are trying to do “damage control” so they don’t lose everything. “Divorcing Kris so soon after such an expensive wedding, done in front of TV cameras, could well be the kiss of death for the whole family’s career,” explains the insider.
Indeed, as a report by the Hollywood Reporter confirms the Kardashians’ fears which is that their empire is now in danger following Kim’s quickie divorce. Marketing experts are now stating Kim’s actions have damaged her brand identity and threaten to change the way the public and future employers view her.
“She’s completely betrayed the expectations of her brand, because she was a girl with ordinary values, ordinary hopes and dreams who happened to be very glamorous and exotic and happened to be living a very extraordinary life,” President and Brand Strategist at New York’s Truth Consulting, Linda Ong, tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Now, what she’s done is shown that she is as shallow as people like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan and the train wrecks of Hollywood that we detest,” Ong continues. “She’s exposed herself as really not one of us, but someone who is the kind of person we thought she wasn’t.”
Another marketing expert Christine Kirk, CEO and founder of Social Muse Communications, also believes permanent damage has been done to the Kardashian brand.
“I think it’s more about revealing her desire, her hunger for continuing to grow this empire that she’s built,” states Kirk. “And I don’t necessarily think it’s shallowness, I think it’s getting caught up in maybe dollar signs and the overall potential that the wedding could have on her overall brand and her empire. And I think that she revealed that.”
Linda adds: “She was impulsive and flighty and naive or money hungry. I mean none of these things are good qualities.”
The media backlash doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon (see, below) are there are three very unflattering magazine covers for Kimmie from this week’s tabloids.
As for Kimmie’s husband of 72 days, Kris Humphries, he now reportedly feels used by her. “Kris started to feel like a punching bag,” a friend tells Life and Style magazine. “He felt like the guy who got married to Kim on TV, not really her husband. He felt used.” Kris’ dad revealed earlier this week that his son was completely blindsided by the divorce filing and found out about it through the media.
As for Kimmie, she recently wrapped up filming in Atlanta for the new Tyler Perry movie and has also taken up tweeting again. When her little sister Kylie Jenner tweeted that “it’s always the people who know the least about you who want to judge you the most,” Kimmie responded: “What a wise little soul my baby sister.” Poor little rich Kimmie…
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KHLOE AND KOURTNEY BEING MAD AT KIM? DO YOU THINK THIS DIVORCE WILL MARK THE END OF THE KARDASHIANS?
11/11/11…if you’re Kim Zolciak you probably wished for a fairy tale wedding, which is exactly what the Real Housewives of Atlanta star got yesterday when she married Atlanta Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann at a lavish ceremony in Atlanta. Who was on hand to help her celebrate? A slew of Bravolebrities and a famous blogger (no, no one from here at RT unfortunately :)).
While there has been no confirmation yet regarding the attendance of her fellow cast mates, one could place bets that a few of the RHOA ladies were there to throw rice and raise a toast. Kim’s once wig-tugging friend Sheree Whitfield, her producer rainmaker songwriter pal Kandi Burruss who sort of helped her a little with her “Tardy for the Party” hit and fellow over-the-top soiree throwing Phaedra Parks were likely on hand to watch Kim and Kroy’s nuptials.
It’s more questionable that Cynthia Bailey received an invitation given the ladies tense friendship, but stranger things have happened. As for NeNe Leakes, Kim’s former BFF, it’s safe to say she would probably rather get stuck in an elevator with Star Jones and LaToya Jackson than watch her nemesis walk down the aisle.
Also on hand from Bravo was everyone’s favorite (ahem) matchmaker Patti Stanger, who tweeted, “Hanging in ATL @doubletree with my bestie Jackie from @life_and_style as we prepare for @Kimzolciak’s wedding…we are so excited! X0” Perhaps she was able to drum up some new “clients” at the reception. She later updated her Twitter to say, “No phones allowed at @Kimzolciak’s wedding, so no tweeting/photos, I will give you the fun facts after. X0.”
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton was also Twittering from the ATL about the big event, saying, “@KimzolciakSo happy to be here to celebrate your special day with you! Much love, happiness, peace and health!!! xoxo ” Perhaps my invitation got lost in the mail?
Even celebrity event planner Colin Cowie took to Twitterverse about his role in the whole to-do. He stated, “Stunning bride, handsome groom — a super glam and chic affair!” Wait, what? D-wight Eubanks wasn’t the wedding planner? For shame!
Not one to be out-tweeted on her own wedding day, Kim gave a shout out to the bakery that made the couple’s cake. She exclaimed, “Omg thank you Highland Bakery for my amazing wedding cake! Absolutely breathtaking I cried when I saw it! It is exactly what I wanted!!!” I hope that crying didn’t mess up her make-up!
Without a doubt, Kim’s two daughters from her first marriage — thirteen-year-old Brielle and nine-year-old Ariana — were a huge part of Kim’s big day. Kim also has a baby boy with her new groom, Kroy Jagger, or K.J. as his infant friends call him.
Kim herself was on cloud nine on her wedding day, telling Life & Style, “This has been the happiest day of my life. It’s been perfect. It’s been a dream come true.” Of her brand new hubby, she gushes, “He makes me a better person. I love everything about him.” Awww…. Best wishes to the happy couple!
See a picture of the bride’s ornate wedding gown below.
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WHAT DO YOU THINK OF KIM’S NUPTIALS? WHO OF HER CASTMATES DO YOU THINK WERE IN ATTENDANCE?