On last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County, skeletons came out of the closet, or the bedroom if you will, as Tamra and Gretchen told the other ladies about their new friendship and the truth about Brooks’ trouble with the law surfaced.
Things start out at the Effing Catalina Wine Mixer. Which, really is a wine mixer with all the wine these forty-something parents are mixing! No wonder they are acting like such nut balls. They could have their own Will Farrell-esque comedy about people who refuse to grow up.
Tamra is obviously insane – it’s more clear than ever after her meltdown last week – and is very upset that Vicki and Eddie were touching. Tamra is sobbing jealous because she loves them both so much. Eddie reassured her that he is not interested in Vicki, and that he loves her very much. Why he’s interested in Tamra is a whole ‘nother subject.
Back at the table Tamra starts crying again, explaining she doesn’t care about horoscopes, but Vicki and Eddie aren’t allowed to high-five or get within a 50 foot radius of each other. What is she so worried about?????
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It’s the curtain call for the girls of Teen Mom 2, and we can only hope they have learned from their many struggles during the recent installment of the franchise. It’s doubtful, but we can hope! Last night the moms sat down with, the one-and-only, Dr. Drew Pinsky, to discuss the hardships they faced during their sophomore season.
Dr. Drew begins with a recap of the season. Sidebar, are Kailyn and Leah going to the same hairdresser? Their hairstyles are shades of off-white and stark white, respectively. After watching the footage, both are already teary. Kailyn claims she is upset watching her friend get upset. The show has brought the pair closer.
Chelsea reveals that Aubree loves doing her hair and make-up. It appears that maybe Chelsea was sitting a seat over from the blondes in the salon. She has also been visiting Year Round Brown, as she’s very tan. Jenelle expounds on what Chelsea has said about Aubree and Jace…apparently the toddlers are either fighting or making out when they are in the same room. The therapy session cuts to commercial, and of course the first advertisement (of many, I’m sure) introduces the newest teens on 16 and Pregnant. #Depressing.
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It’s been a big week for Bethenny Frankel, but I’ve come to learn that every week is a big week when you’re a Skinnygirl with anything and everything on your plate…and that plate is seen by a gazillion viewers, followers, haters, and fans. Oddly enough (and I didn’t think it was odd at all until my dear friend–a true Fan-kel–pointed it out to me over cocktails), I have no opinion on Bethenny. Whatsoever.
I think she’s savvy and smart. I think she’s equally annoying. I love her clothes. I hate her brashness, but I think I’m secretly jealous of it. She is the one reality star that should push my buttons–good or bad–but doesn’t. That said, I am following her current reports much more closely because I am equal parts saddened by her heartbreaking news, intrigued by her ability to garner such strong reactions, and a ridic lover of bad daytime talk shows. Quite the combo!
After the new season of Bethenny Ever Afterpremiered Monday night, the reality maven was a guest on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. In between drinking games and pleading the fifth, Bethenny spoke about her, much touted, new foray into the realm of daytime chitchat. Following this announcement on WWHL, The Hollywood Reporter expanded on Bethenny’s growing empire.
The star, known for her sharp tongue and keen business skill, revealed to Andy Cohen that her new talk show, Bethenny, will premiere June 11th on Fox. Citing the premise of her show, she opined, “Instead of watching my marriage, my sex life, my conversations about money, I want to involve you.” Hmmm, I am not sure I want to be involved in ALL that, but I’m curious nonetheless.
Bethenny continued, “It’s a girlfriends show, but it’s really honest…[j]ust what’s really going on, have an honest conversation without it being just me being in the fishbowl. I want to involve everyone in the conversation.” It sounds, well just fabulous! When she stated she planned on having celebrity guests as well, I was sold. Now if only I could quit my day job, so I can sit home to watch it…
The one-hour daily program is being produced by Telepictures Productions, with Bethenny and Ellen DeGeneres serving as executive producers. I do love some Ellen! The Frankel/Hoppy clan will be spending some time in Burbank, as that is where the show will be taped.
Additionally, it will get a special preview in test markets for six weeks. Those of you lucky enough to live in New York and Los Angeles will be among the first viewers. Wendy Williams was successful with a similar strategy. If Bethenny prevails on these selected stations, she will be in good company on the daytime talk circuit. It was reported that Jeff Probst, Katie Couric, and Steve Harvey will also be joining the increasing crowded world of sofa chats, cooking segments, and book clubs.
And speaking of book clubs, Madame Frankel has had three lifestyle and nutrition books to hit the New York Times’ bestseller list. She is now taking the plunge (get it?) into fiction as her first novel, Skinnydipping, will hit the shelves May 1.
While in the clubhouse, Bethenny also opened up about her recent miscarriage and some resulting health issues. Earlier Monday morning, she revealed her tragic ordeal on the TODAY Show when asked if she had plans for more children. A tearful Bethenny responded, “We were pregnant with a second baby, and at eight weeks, I miscarried.”
Understandably, Bethenny, who is the mother to 21-month-old Bryn with husband Jason Hoppy, has been struggling during such a difficult time. She shared, “There are so many…things that come with [miscarrying]. You go through a roller coaster of emotions…[a]bout your age, about being a woman, about, can you have another baby, are you a failure to your partner? You go through a million different things.”
On WWHL, she revealed to Andy, “As a result of [the miscarriage], I was on an antibiotic Doxycycline. I took it at night without any water, went to bed and it burned a hole in my esophagus. I have a hole in my heart and my esophagus.” She retorts, “But it’s okay — I’m feeling good. I wouldn’t be drinking a Skinnygirl Margarita if I weren’t feeling good!”
I’m glad to see she still has her signature cocktail and signature sense of humor. Our thoughts are with Bethenny and her family.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON BETHENNY’S REVELATIONS? WILL YOU BE WATCHING HER NEW TALK SHOW?
The Bravo network has now released a new preview clip for Kandi Burruss’spin-off show, The Kandi Factory!
Kandi, star of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, who is now notorious for helping turn tone-deaf Kim Zolciak into a iTunes music super star will attempt to do the same with two music hopefuls by giving them their chance at music stardom.
In this special, Kandi will give two protégés, with no music industry experience, the opportunity to come to Atlanta. She will write an original song for each based on their personal stories. The amateurs will then have the chance to work with her team of experts–composed of a producer, choreographer and stylist–to master the key elements that make a pop star.
It, however, appears Kandi’s show will be a one time special, for the time being, and not a weekly series. No word on why Bravo decided to use this format. Perhaps, it was always intended to be a special than a weekly series.
The Kandi Factory will air March 4 on Bravo at 10/9c in the form of a 90-minute special. A video sneak peek is below!
Moving on to some RHOA drama, Kandi does not bite her tongue when it comes to her costar Marlo Hampton. In her latest Bravo blog, Kandi tells the truth refers to Marlo, who took over 25 pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes to Africa for a 10-day vacation, as being both “shallow and materialistic.”
“I think for the most part Marlo is a nice person, and yes, I think she’s fashionable, but I just don’t like being around people who constantly boast and brag about what they have. It comes off as shallow and materialistic,” blogs Kandi. “I hate when NeNe says that I’m mad just because I let it be known that I don’t like Marlo’s bragging. Now when I remind NeNe that she has made similar statements about Kim, she says it’s because Kim is materialistic and superficial but Marlo doesn’t seem that way. Huh?! ”
Kandi continues, “Well anyway, I think Marlo has an incredible closet full of beautiful clothes and shoes, but the constant talk about them I can do without.” Amen sister!
Kandi also touched on Cynthia Bailey’s two-facedness! On the last episode of the show, Cynthia continued to prove she is nothing more than Nene Leakes’ lapdog as she appeared scared to share her true feelings and opinions about Marlo when her leader, Nene, was around.
Kandi writes: “Now Cynthia on the other hand does hang out with Marlo from time to time, because of NeNe I suppose. It threw me for a loop when she was so open on the safari about her thoughts of Marlo when it was just us Smalls listening, but she TOTALLY changed her tune when NeNe met up with us. If she has ever wondered why people have said she follows NeNe and doesn’t have her own mind, then maybe she gets it now. I didn’t get it. Why wasn’t she as honest with NeNe about her opinion as she was with us? That was crazy.”
Crazy indeed for an adult woman to be scared of another adult woman! Especially, one who’s suppose to be her friend.
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The downfall/humiliation of Kim Kardashian continues as her ex-boyfriend and infamous sex tape partner, Ray J, is finally getting his day in the sun. The man who got pissed on in the money making department of their joint venture, is speaking out and accusing Kim of cheating on her first husband with him!
Promoting his new book, Death Of The Cheating Man, Ray J discusses all his exploits with a character referred to as “KK” (gee, I wonder who that implies?) and according to Life & Style KK heavily pursued him while she was still married to ex-husband no. 1 Damon Thomas! Even worse she left her husband because of the affair! “She let me know she wanted to get with me,” Ray J confesses in his book.
Kim alleges she left the marriage because Damon was abusive to her and her divorce documents indicate that, however, it was Damon who actually filed for divorce from Kim!
“She left her husband for me as soon as we started having sex,” Ray J reveals. “We were like animals — sexually free to to try anything, and we did.” He says Kim was always prepared, putting toothpaste on the toothbrush in the morning and hosting lingerie fashion shows at night! #TMI
Ray J recalls KK being very “attentive” but clingy and over-bearing. “She wanted to know where I was at all times,” Ray J writes. “She literally thought I was cheating with every girl I ran across.” Ray J says Kim’s jealousy was out of control and that’s what drove him to end the relationship and ultimately cheat on her! “She started going to extremes to monitor my behavior,” he explains. He also believes KK cheated on him.
After their illicit and raunchy affair and the release of their sex tape, Ray J says he had no respect for his former bed-mate. “I had no respect for her. I wanted more for my life…[to] find a woman that I could actually trust.”
Upon learning that Ray J is releasing all the details of their sex life together, Kim is apparently mortified. “Kim’s putting on a brave face, but she’s furious about Ray J cashing in on her,” a friend shares. “There’s so much that has gone wrong for her this year — he’s just another person trying to humiliate her.” Well, Kim – you reap what you sew and Karma is a biatch!
Rumors had speculated that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians‘ star was having a girl, but Kourtney denied knowing the sex of her baby. We all knew she was just waiting to sell the big reveal to the highest bidder and guess what, OK! magazine sealed the deal! In a sit-down interview Kourtney and Scott Disick confirmed they are expecting a daughter due this summer.
“I am so, so excited,” Kourtney gushed, adding that she wants the nursery to be white and “really pretty.” Does Kourtney get excited? Kourtney says her family guessed it was a girl, but she didn’t have any idea. “Kim’s been saying things to my mom[Kris Jenner] like: ‘I’ll bet you a million dollars it’s a girl.’” Kourtney says. “So when I told her, she said, ‘I knew it!’”
“I even wanted a girl the first time — and then we had Mason and it couldn’t have been any better,” Scott reveals. “We’re very fortunate to have the combination that everyone wishes for.” Kourtney is, of course, trying to put a damper on Scott’s enthusiasm. “I don’t even think he gets it — the whole girl fantasy land of princesses and all that kind of stuff — but I think it will be really fun.”
Mason, 2, knows a new addition is coming, and Kourtney thinks it will be easier for him than dealing with a little brother. “I think maybe it will be better for him that it’s a girl. It’s not as much competition, but instead, it’s just something completely different.” The couple is also keeping mum on potential baby names. “I feel like you don’t really know the right name until after you meet the baby,” she says.
Shockingly, Kourtney reveals she will be taking two-months of maternity leave and staying out of the spotlight during that time. I’ll believe that when I see it. Kris J is probably hoping all the hype will generate more money when the sell the first baby pics!
Finally, the couple who has been plagued by break-up rumors, claims there is absolutely no truth to the gossip. For once, I kind of believe them! “I find it weird that they want to put a negative light on somebody’s relationship — especially if they don’t know them,” Scott says.
“I’m really good about just ignoring it and not letting it affect me,” adds Kourtney. “I know what’s really going on with us, so I just kind of laugh it off and focus on my family and all the great things we have going on.”
ARE YOU HAPPY FOR SCOTT AND KOURTNEY? DO YOU THINK KOURTNEY REALLY WILL TAKE A MATERNITY LEAVE AWAY FROM THE SPOTLIGHT? THOUGHTS ON RAY J’S SHOCKING REVELATIONS? DO YOU BELIEVE THEM?
According to a new TMZ report, Leah, 19, was attacked by three women over the weekend outside of a movie theater, in West Virginia. Sources reveal Leah was getting ready to leave the theater with her fiancé, Jeremy Calvert, on Sunday night when an older woman began following her and calling her names.
While Leah asked the woman to leave her alone, two more girls appeared, and all three decided to jump Leah. Luckily for Leah, Jeremy and a security guard were able to break things up and get Leah away from her attackers.
Leah suffered injuries which included, a swollen cheek and redness on her chest and neck. Leah maintains she does not know who her attackers are, and plans to file a police report.
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Moving on to troubled Teen Mom, Amber Portwood, who is gearing up to leave jail and enter a drug program halfway house. If you recall, the judge in Amber’s case gave her the option of doing five years in prison or entering a drug program.
Amber chose the latter, but suffered an unexpected blow when the judge told her she could NOT film anything for MTV while doing the program, and had to get a regular 9 – 5 job, that does not include filming for Teen Mom.
According to a shocking new report by E! Online, sources close to Amber reveal that despite her past comments about wanting to get out of her contract with MTV, she is now having second thoughts as she a) needs the income and b) does not want to get a 9 – 5 job like all the other regular folk.
Even worse for Amber, she has spent most of her MTV earnings on her legal fees. Sources tell E! Amber decided, Saturday, that she would rather “do her time now and get it out of the way,” because the halfway house is “not the right place for her. She’d have a 10 p.m. curfew and would never see Leah because she wouldn’t want to bring Leah around that place.”
Err… Amber does realize ‘doing her time now and getting it out of the way’ means doing five years in prison right?
“The system doesn’t want Amber to succeed,” the source said. “She needs to stay in the entertainment industry. There are no jobs in Anderson. She needs to finish her schooling. She can’t do all of that with a $7-an-hour job.”
A court clerk tells E! News that Amber has to stay in the drug program for a minimum of 18 months, and up to a maximum of three years. While doing the program, Amber is also required to appear in drug court every week.
MTV is currently filming a new season of Teen Mom, which will reportedly premiere sometime in April. E! reports Amber hasn’t filmed since Thanksgiving.
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Last week’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County featured the official retiring or firing of Peggy Tanous, after a disastrous dinner party where she andAlexis Bellino fought over the ancient history of a toad-like lump namedJim. I probably shouldn’t insult toads that way! Sorry toads, don’t sue me!
Peggy told us she decided to leave because the show gave her anxiety – which I can attest to, I have anxiety simply from watching, so I can understand the anxiety associated from participating. Now she is speaking out and giving more details about what made her give her two weeks notice.
Speaking to Wetpaint, Peggy maintains it was her decision to leave the show. “I am happy with my decision to leave the show. I think this was the best decision for me and my family,” she revealed. “I didn’t want to get pigeon holed as a ‘Housewife’.”
“I’m so happy I did the show and so thankful for the opportunity and experience!;” Peggy added. “It gave me a huge platform, opened doors in a lot of areas, was a lot of fun, and a great learning experience! Not to mention it got me back to doing the work I love and missed while taking time off to have my baby girls.”
As for Alexis, the two have not spoken and no love is lost! “I have not seen or spoken to Alexis since filming Vicki’s party in September,” Peggy says. “We are different people with different priorities, but I wish her well.”
Peggy does still talk to Tamra Barney, who she considers a real-life friend. “I haven’t seen any of the current cast members since Vicki’s party, but I still talk to Tamra and consider her a good friend.” Well, you win some, you lose some.
In response to Peggy’s nothing but nice comments about her former co-stars (save for Alexis), Vicki Gunvalson is taking to her Bravo Blog to trash her so-called former friend! Classy! “The fact that Peggy stood there all righteous acting like her and Micah are so perfect and Jim and Alexis aren’t was rude. Everyone, including them have a ‘past,’” Vicki seethes. Kinda ironic coming from Vicks considering how she treated Slade Smiley only to date his deadbeat brother from another mother!
“To talk about Jim’s past when she doesn’t know the truth is just plain disrespectful. I don’t know why she has set out to try and humiliate Jim the way she has,” Vicki continued. “The accusations that Peggy said about Jim are just wrong and childish. If he doesn’t mean anything to you, then why continue to discuss it? Time to move on girl.” Vicki’s getting a little defensive as of late, isn’t she? Me thinks defending Brooks Ayers has become somewhat of a full-time job!
Moving on, Gretchen Rossi opens up about her decision to forgive Miss. Tamra. And she is giving all the credit to God! Seriously. I guess Alexis finally saved one! “First as I watched myself last season on the show I saw a woman that wasn’t me. I saw a woman that was angry, resentful, and had become negative in some ways,” Gretchen explains in her Bravo Blog.
“I have always been an upbeat positive person and I realized that I no longer wanted to allow anyone to rob me of my own joy. No matter how bad the pain, no matter how harsh the accusations, I just realized I had to let it go in order for my own spirit to repair itself.”
“Secondly, literally an Act of God helped change my way of thinking,” she writes. “I was attending church after the reunion show one weekend and the sermon was about forgiveness.” Listening to her pastor Rick Warren advise: “When we do not allow ourselves to forgive we only hurt ourselves,” opened Gretchen’s eyes. “This resonated with me deeply,” Gretchen asserts.
Following her enlightening church service, Gretchen decided to let go of her resentment and forge forward towards happiness and forgiveness by receiving daily devotional emails about forgiveness, as if from God, himself. Well, actually through a website, but same difference according to Gretch! “It was a great lesson to learn because in that process it allowed the walls to break down. It also allowed me to see what I did wrong and to ask for forgiveness as well,” Gretchen reveals.
Gretchen is adamant that the repaired relationship and subsequent friendship is authentic and worriers need not worry.”I am so grateful that Tamra and I could forgive one another and get to know one another all over again without any outside influences affecting us.”
She reassures us that throughout the season we will see them building a new friendship and learning to respect each other. “That doesn’t mean Tamra and I don’t hit some bumps along the road or question if we can really learn to trust one another again. However I value the new friendship we have found. Seriously it does sound like we are dating. . .doesn’t it? LOL.” Well, that shocks the hell outta me!
Finally, tonight is an all new episode of RHOC! The Catalina drama continues and Vicki, Brooks, Tamra and Eddie struggle to have fun, post boobpocalypse, as Tamra’s jealousy is out of control. Gretchen and Slave discover some shocking information about Brooks, and they are furious that a hypocrite is among them! A preview of the new episode is below!
Real Housewives of Orange County airs tonight at 9/8c on Bravo.
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DO YOU BELIEVE PEGGY CHOSE TO LEAVE THE SHOW OR WAS SHE FIRED? WERE VICKI’S COMMENTS ABOUT PEGGY OUT OF LINE? DO YOU BELIEVE GRETCHEN’S STORY THAT AN ACT OF GOD HELPED HER FORGIVE TAMRA?
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