It’s Jesus’ birthday on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, and Caroline celebrates with her diamond studded version of Silly Bandz, while Rich and Kathy celebrate with a six foot fried fish. The Gorgas and Guidices go head-to-head for the most modest Christmas ever, and the ever thoughtful Ashley forgets to buy gifts for Chris and Jacqueline. Plus, there’s an added supermodel cameo!
It’s a very juicy Christmas Eve dinner at the Guidices. The recently, and barely, repaired relationship between Teresa and her brother Joe is finally making headway, as he and his family are attending the melee. But wouldn’t you know it? The Gorga siblings’ horrible cousin Kathy has done the unthinkable…she’s invited Joe and Melissa to her house for Christmas Eve dinner as well. What’s such a popular couple to do? Well, attend both shindigs, of course, leaving Teresa forced to do what she does best–give her brother a guilt trip. She leads him into the dining room and shows him the place settings reserved for him and Melissa. Does the mean and hateful Kathy really want those seats vacant on Christmas Eve? Teresa and her brother are ALWAYS together Christmas Eve (newsflash, Teresa, he IS with you on Christmas Eve). Kathy is just a cousin, she can see Joe the day after Christmas. Boxing Day is a great day for cousins. Joe tries to play the peacemaker before he and his Gorgas peace out for Kathy’s dinner.
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In the new reunion clip below, the housewives’ buzzword of the moment “cyber-bullying” is brought up once again with the Brunettes accusing Simon van Kempen of being a cyber-bully. But as we reported, Simon was not the cast member doing the cyber-bullying.
The reunion part II airs at 10/9c on Bravo tonight and once again it is super-sized!
Meanwhile, Jill Zarinis in damage control mode today after castmateRamona Singeraccused her of going to AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) on tonight’s reunion show and having a past “alcohol problem.”
Both Jill and Ramona actually appeared on The Today Show together this morning during which Jill admitted she has indeed been to AA but stated she was simply there to support someone. Jill also stated she has never had a drinking issue.
“I don’t drink. I never really have but I’ve been there to support other people,” said Jill. Ramona however made it clear that is not what she heard. “I heard she had a serious drinking problem. I heard she was in AA,” stated Ramona.
Jill then tried to put her own spin on Ramona outing her AA past by stating Ramona’s actions is now scaring others from howe going to AA to get help. Ramona however made a valid point in the interview when she stated Jill was doing the exact same thing by trying to out her own alcohol problem, which she denies having by the way. So according to Jill, outing someone’s alcohol problem is okay as long as they’ve never been to AA.
As some others stated in the comments section, it’s a bit surprising that Jill, someone who’s been to AA, would be so hell bent on outing her costar’s alleged problem. The reunion preview clip is below -
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Days after Meeka sued Tami for assault and battery, rightfully so if you’ve seen the footage, TMZ is now reporting Tami has given the show’s producers an ultimatum. Tami told the producers that if Meeka is allowed to return next season, she will quit the show. The reason? It all has to do with Meeka’s lawsuit of course.
Tami tells TMZ the lawsuit was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Tami states she knows “things got out of hand” with Meeka and that she’s “embarrassed” that things got violent.
But get this, Tami says she was willing to forgive and forget until Meeka decided to sue. Um shouldn’t Meeka be the one doing the forgiving and forgetting? Now Tami is saying, “I will NOT work with someone who is suing me, when they know what this situation is all about. I want to be clear, if she returns in any way, form or fashion I do not plan on participating.”
A rep for Meeka had no comment.
My take is that Tami is absolutely nuts and delusional. Right after TMZ broke the news of the fight, she kept stating she was simply defending herself against Meeka. But as the footage revealed, she absolutely was the aggressor and physically attacked a defenseless Meeka. Now Meeka is not a saint and brought a lot of the drama on herself, however she did not deserve to be physically attacked by Tami.
Plus wasn’t Tami the same woman threatening to sue Evelyn during this season? Also, reality stars usually sign multi-year contracts with the networks for their reality shows so it might not be Tami’s choice on whether or not she will be returning to the show. A new episode of Basketball Wives airs tonight on VH1 at 8/7c.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST AND TAMI’S ULTIMATUM? WAS MEEKA RIGHT TO SUE?
They’re baaack! Tonight, an all new group of bad girls return for a new season of insanity the Bad Girls Club!
This season, the show taped in New Orleans for the first time ever. In the premiere episode, alliances quickly form among the housemates before they’ve even unpacked their bags. At home with the New Orleans lifestyle, Judi makes it be known that she is Creole and down with Voodoo, which doesn’t exactly win over her roommates.
It quickly becomes six against one, and the girls all start fighting right away. One bad girl even ends up with a bloody face. Insanity indeed.
The show premieres at 9/8c on the Oxygen network. A new preview clip is below!
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In a new interview with Hamptons Magazine, Bravo’s Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development Andy Cohentouches on a number of topics.
The interview was actually conducted by Andy’s friend Mark Consuelos who states, “My wife and I met him five years ago, and we feel like we have been lifelong friends.” Andy dishes on his most memorable WWHL guests, what he loves about each Housewives series, and which housewife has surprised him the most, hint – it’s a RHONJ! Excerpts from the interview below -
MARK CONSUELOS: Your show Watch What Happens: Live is ridiculously successful—you recently celebrated its 100th episode. What do you think it is about the show that everyone connects to? ANDY COHEN: I think it is just the weird combinations of people. You have Sandra Bernhard and Sonja Morgan on, and Nacho Figueras—actually, it was a little bit of a Hamptons fest. You don’t know what is going to happen. I think it is a Fellini movie mixed with Wayne’s World.
MC:I have been on your show a few times, and it is so much fun. I think alcohol plays a small part in that, actually. I think Kelly said that alcohol could be your cohost. AC: Alcohol could be my cohost, but I am not looking for a cohost.
MC: No, I don’t think you need one. The alcohol does help to make people a little loose. Which guest has gotten the loosest? AC: There was one time when Bethenny Frankel turned to me during a commercial break and said, “I am trashed.” And Ricki Lake was very drunk. Then we had Regina King and Jackée Harry—that was the most famous, that became something. I got off the air and said, “That show was terrible”; I really felt like it was bad, but they were really into it, the ratings were high, and the fans loved it.
MC: What you are doing right now is rare. I don’t think it has really ever happened before, where you are straddling this network executive role while hosting a late-night talk show. Which do you find a bigger challenge? Is this part of your evil plan to take over television? AC: I find my day job more challenging than my hosting job; I find that just a pleasure. I feel like I am hanging out with people that I know or have wanted to know, and everybody is invited to my party. And I love throwing parties. My day job is complex and complicated, and although I feel like I am good at producing television, it is challenging.
MC: Would you want to host five nights a week? AC: You know, somewhere in my mind, I would love to, but it would mean that I would have to make some kind of a Sophie’s Choice because this job that I have is a 12-hour-a-day job. By the way, Bravo has not asked me to do this five nights a week; I just want to be a good solider.
MC: You have had some big celebrities on your show, but who would be your ultimate get? AC: Michelle Obama. There is an election [coming next year]—maybe we should start working on this now. And Madonna. You know I am a huge Madonna fan.
MC:Whom would you rather save, Joe Gorga or Joe Giudice from Real Housewives of New Jersey or Mauricio Umansky from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? AC: Wow, this is a real brain twister. I would like to say Joe Gorga, but I am going to say Mauricio.
MC:Let’s talk Housewives—the show is great. If you had to keep only one of them, which is your favorite? AC: I can’t! It is usually whichever one I am watching rough cuts of. Right now I am watching Jersey and New York, but they each bring me a different form of love. The Atlanta ladies just make me laugh my ass off. Beverly Hills, I just feel draped in cashmere. New Jersey, I love the way it is shot, the storytelling and the music; I think they do a brilliant job, and I love the construction of that show. New York, I just love these women and it entertains me—these glam New York women fighting about why people didn’t RSVP to their party; I think it represents this slice of New York life that makes me smile. Miami, I am so in love with Mama Elsa [Patton], I cannot even handle it. And Orange County is Knots Landing, and I feel like there is some real-life drama that happens with those women.
MC:These women have become celebrities, and with some really thriving business. Which one has surprised you the most? AC: You know, Bethenny didn’t surprise me because I think she is so driven, but Teresa [Giudice] has a New York Times best-selling cookbook called Skinny Italian, and she has another one called Fabulicious. She really took me by surprise. Give it up to Teresa.
Almost a week after his ex-fiance Crystal Harris dissed him on the radio by stating sex with him only lasted “two seconds,”Hugh Hefner is still defending his sex life.
In a new set of tweets, Hef, 85, insists he had a healthy and regular sex life with Crystal, who had stated they were only intimate once. “For the record, I have sex on a weekly basis,” said Hef. “And I did throughout my two-and-a-half years with Crystal.”
In fact, Hef makes it clear Crystal, 25, wasn’t his only sexual partner. “My sex life involves more than one partner and has since the end of my marriage in 1998,” he added.
And when a fan asked if having multiple sexual partners was the reason for the demise of his relationship with Crystal, Hef responded, “There’s safety in numbers. When I try to settle down [like I did with] Crystal, I get burned.”
But don’t feel bad for Hef as his lifestyle attracts many desperate gold-diggers single women! “Curiously enough, my lifestyle attracts a lot of women,” he said. “I keep getting these requests to become a girlfriend.”
Hef reportedly has two new girlfriends since his split from Crystal who has since apologized for her comments.
If you recall, Teresa has been angling to get on the show for over a year now. “I am thinking about doing Dancing With the Stars. What do you guys think?” wrote Teresa back in July 2010.
Well fast forward to today and Teresa is singing a different tune when it comes to DWTS, stating the show does not want any ‘Housewives’ on it. When a fan sent her a tweet saying she should be on the show, Teresa responded, “Would [love] to but they don’t want ‘Housewives’ this season. But Playmates are OK?”
DWTS has yet to respond to Teresa’s comment. Perhaps the show just doesn’t want Teresa this season or maybe they are really anti-housewives. But surely a ‘Housewife’ would be an upgrade from Rob Kardashian no?
Meanwhile, a new episode of the RHONJ airs tonight on Bravo! On the 11th episode this season titled “A Very Jersey Christmas,” it’s Christmas morning and housewives are stirring. Caroline receives a long-overdue present and Melissa considers herself the luckiest woman in Jersey. But there aren’t many ho-ho-ho’s for Teresa, whose holidays take a not-so-merry turn.
The episode airs at 10/9c and a preview clip is below!
Watch What Happens Live – The guest tonight is John Hickey. Not exactly sure who that is either but Andy Cohen tweeted this moments ago, “ATTN BIG BROTHER FANS: watch “watch what happens live” tonight at 11 for a big surprise just for you.”
And finally, as we reported this week, the 4th season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey is currently being filmed by Bravo. It also appears relationships between the ladies on the show are changing. For starters, Caroline Manzo seems to be getting closer to Melissa Gorga and even Kathy Wakile. Just this week, Caroline was tweeting back and forth with Kathy.
Lauren Manzo first made this tweet, “Just saw Sunday’s episode & I just LOVED it!!! I smiled the whole time!! @melissagorga & @joegorga were so cute! @Kathywakile made me cry!” Kathy replied that she had yet to receive the episode, and Caroline then tweeted twice to Kathy including this tweet – “That stinks. I watched it twice, the kids are gorgeous, every single one of them.”
It will be interesting to see how Teresa and Caroline’s relationship unfolds on the new season. If you recall, Teresa has been taking some not so subtle shots at Caroline in her Bravo blogs regarding Caroline’s relationships or lack thereof with some of her siblings. And as we all know, Caroline is very protective when it comes to her family. Can’t imagine the friendship between the two ladies will not be somewhat damaged or tested on the new season.
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Two weeks after filing for divorce and just days after revealing she endured physical abuse in her marriage, Taylor is now being sued alongside her estranged husbandRussell Armstrong for $1.5 million in an alleged internet scam.
In the lawsuit filed Friday in L.A. Superior Court, MyMedicalRecords.com alleges the two pocketed more than $1 million from people by misleading them into thinking they were investing in the company.
The suit claims Taylor and Russell, who is described as a venture capitalist, "successfully and secretly" funneled money away from MMR and into their own pockets.
The company is also accusing the duo, whose sketchy past was unveiled earlier this year, of misusing the funds to "live a lavish lifestyle" including paying for interior decorating on their mansion, and investing in a fancy restaurant with actress Eva Longoria.
Taylor has yet to comment on the lawsuit while Russell's attorney claims MMR is struggling economically and describes the lawsuit as "groundless" and a "shakedown."