I really think I’m going to enjoy the newest additions to Real Housewives of New York…especially Carole Radziwill. The widow and journalist (not to mention princess and bestselling author) with close ties to the timeless Kennedy clan will be joining Countess LuAnn and Pinot Singer on the upcoming season. She was recently interviewed by the New York Post where she described herself as the “unlikely housewife.” I like her already.
Calling the show a “job offer”, Carole explains, “Critical acclaim is great, and it gets you the corner table, but commercial success pays the bills.” With the women of New York rumored to be making $500,000 this season, I’d say that’s not too terrible of a payday.
While many ladies try to finagle their way into the franchise by befriending wives or crashing cocktail parties (an estimated 500 women tried out for Beverly Hills), Carole had no desire to pursue reality television. Of her friend and Bravo King Andy Cohen, she says,“I could probably count on one hand the number of conversations I’ve ever had about the ‘Housewives’ show with him.”
Many have wondered – especially me – just how much money do the ladies of Real Housewives get to act like such loons on national television. Oh, whoops – I meant: How much do they make to act like such classy examples of wealthy American women. Freudian slip!
Anyway, RadarOnline seems to have the answers I’ve been looking for. According to the sometimes right usually not site, Vicki Gunvalson – the OG of all Housewives everywhere – earns a whopping $450,000 per season to obsess about working and have various meltdowns.
I will say, like her or not, Vicki has more or less remained her same wacky self throughout the years and I don’t think she’s acting for the cameras… unlike some of the other grossly overpaid high earning reality stars! Like NeNe Leakes, for instance! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is reportedly the highest paid of all the women in the franchises – commanding an insane $750,000 per season.
The surprising thing about the now defunct impending nuptials is the reason WHY Gary and Jenelle split. No it wasn’t her alleged drug use, or her twitter antics, or the accusations of domestic violence, or the scandalous photos of her surging around the web, or the legal drama… it was over an alleged stolen necklace.
Taking to twitter – where else – the Teen Mom 2 star announced the pair had called it quits when Gary reportedly stole her $300 Tiffany necklace and took it to base with him. Jenelle accuses him of breaking into her house to get the necklace and posted a photo of the broken door jam. The photo is below.
So, let’s talk about Keeping Up With Kardashians… Is anybody watching that? I must confess I tuned in and saw, well, all the episodes of this season. Not because I was forced, but because I was curious. Albeit morbidly so. Which is sort of like eating an entire Chipotle burrito just to see if I can do it. Never a good idea, but it never stops me.
First of all, the editing in this show is so bad and non-sequential, but they don’t seem to care and they don’t bother trying to hide it. They also bilk a storyline for all it’s worth; going overboard to berate you with a point. And most annoyingly, each show has a little moralistic message attached to the end like some sort of totally trashy and lowbrow Aesop’s Fables with spray tans, false eyelashes, and a lot of too tight pants.
Yeah, so about those Kardashians. Is Kris Jennerpsychotic? Bruce Jenner seems to think so! Their marital drama – which may be fabricated, but is likely not – is kinda dominating this season so far. In fact Bruce is getting some major airtime for once. He’s working hard for his share of that $40M.
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Here’s the most important news you’ll read today: Snooki tells In Touch that she’s gained only 15 pounds during her pregnancy. And it’s all in her chest! She is excited however to get a mommy makeover once she’s done breast feeing, excitedly telling the magazine she “wants to get a boob job.”
She’s also super sure that she’ll lose all her pregnancy weight “The baby weight will just drop off!” she says. Let’s wait until you actually have the baby first, Snooki!
In non boob-related Snooki news, new details are emerging on her suit against a lisencing company, SRG Ventures, who she sued in October 2011. The Jersey Shore star claims the company promised her she’d make 100 million over three years, instead made a meager $250k. The company countersued for $7m claiming Snooki’s antics made her really difficult to book contracts for, as no conservative brands wanted to be associated with her.
The Huffington Post reports that she did not want to be associated with alcohol brands (which is just ridiculous) and that she is a “crowd favorite” and “now one of the most recognizable faces in the entertainment industry.” Recognizable for getting wasted on television on a weekly basis! No wonder this company couldn’t find any jobs for Snooki.
Her lawyers see it as a matter of the firm misrepresenting their reach:
“The court papers allege that SRG lied about their connections in the industry and failed to secure licensing agreements in accordance with the parties’ written contract. We intend to litigate this case aggressively — SRG’s attempt to take advantage of Ms. Polizzi will not be tolerated.”
TELL US: DO YOU THINK SNOOKI WILL LOSE THE BABY WEIGHT EASILY?
For me, last night’s anticipation was palpable. I mean, for serious! We finally are going to get to see Kim Zolciak sans wig! I can hardly contain myself. So, dear readers, sit back and enjoy the recap for Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding…it’s less than 48 hours in TV world until we meet Mrs. Kroy Biermann!
We begin, of course, with Kim telling precious K.J. about all the stress and craziness that surround her wedding plans. I love that she informs him that her wig has yet to be cut and that dudes in Atlanta do in fact wear heels…especially if their name is Derek J. Construction is in full swing for the nuptial scenario, and Kim and Kroy meet with security. Kim is concerned about the people who have RSVP’ed to her wedding that she didn’t actually invite…aka perfect strangers (Balkie joke? Nah). She takes security on a tour of their home and informs them of who is allowed to be in the house…and it’s basically just family. Kroy wants guns and dogs. Armed security and Shepherds? Check.
As you recall, Vicki was less than thrilled (#understatement) when Briana and her Marine beau opted to elope at a drive-thru in Vegas as opposed to having a traditional ceremony. While they were married in October of last year, they had a beautiful ceremony again on May 12 to celebrate their marriage…and the baby they are expecting. Guests learned that the couple would be awaiting a baby boy when the pair cut into their cake to reveal blue icing. Cute!
You guys, a new non-Housewives, non-real estate, non-cooking show will attempt to stay on Bravo for longer than 5 seconds in a few weeks! Miss Advised, a show following three “relationship experts” and their dating attempts will premiere on Bravo June 18. The women talked to Wetpaint about the show and how it’s a bit different from Bravo’s previous attempts at the non-housewives niche. For one, the three women don’t interact each other.
They all live in different cities: Emily Morse, a “sexpert” lives in San Francisco; matchmakerAmy Laurentin New York and Internet celebrity (I refuse to refer to her as a relationship expert for a few reasons) Julia Allison in Los Angeles and there won’t be any staged “girls vacations” or “lunches” like we see on other shows. The other difference is we won’t see the women try to solve other’s problems, but instead, they’ll have to tackle themselves.
Amy says, “It wasn’t easy for us to expose our flaws. At the end of the day, people are either going to love us or hate us for it — but one thing’s for sure, we don’t walk around acting like our poop doesn’t stink!”