The tipping point came this weekend after an incident over her makeup. Sources tell TMZ that Nene threw a temper tantrum because she hated the way her makeup was done for the show’s opening interviews. She then had the makeup artists start her makeup over again, except she still wasn’t satisfied.
Following two makeovers, Nene decided to take matters into her own hands, doing her makeup by herself.
In other news, the always outspoken NYC Housewife Bethenny Frankel is back at it yet again. Bethenny, who is mostly admired by her fans for her brutal honesty, took a jab at the Atlanta Housewives during her recent appearance on the Rachel Ray Show.
While attempting to make fun of her spotlight-loving dog Cookie, Bethenny said the following: “I think she has an agent. She literally hams it up for the cameras,” Bethenny said of her dog. “She’s like … one of the housewives of Atlanta. Every time the cameras are on she’s, like, doing something.”
Some are now saying Bethenny was comparing the Atlanta ladies to dogs, but knowing Bethenny, she more than likely didn’t mean it in that manner.
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Following the huge success of season 2 of MTV’s Teen Mom, the NYPost is reporting that a third season is already in the works.
According to the Post, the show has averaged 2.8 million viewers per episode for MTV this season, while also bringing in young female viewers for the network. In fact, the finale episode last week brought in over 6 million viewers for MTV.
So what does this mean? It means we can expect a whole lot more from these popular teen mothers. MTV has reportedly already began filming season 3, and was on hand to film Amber Portwood and ex-fiance Gary Shirley’s recent visit to a Tennessee waterpark.
And though the all new season of 16 and Pregnant doesn’t kick off until Oct. 26, the MTV network has reportedly already handpicked a few of the girls from the upcoming season to appear on their own Teen Mom spinoff. “We’re always exploring new production ideas, but can’t confirm anything at this time,” said an MTV spokeswoman of the news.
Moving on to last night’s 2 hour reunion episode which brought us an emotional break-down by each of the teenage moms. Farrah Abraham broke down when discussing her mom’s abusive behavior towards her while her mom Debra Danielson also broke down telling her daughter she loved her in spite of everything that has taken place.
The biggest breakdown came from Amber, who revealed she also grew up witnessing abusive behavior by her mother. Dr. Drew Pinsky then explained to her that she was continuing the cycle of domestic violence by hitting Gary. Amber claimed she didn’t remember attacking Gary and cried as she admitted she’s is uncertain about what direction to go in her life.
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Kyle Massey, who received the second lowest score, was also safe from elimination. Florence Henderson? Not so lucky. The 76-year-old Brady Bunch mom received the axe after the host announced she scored the lowest when votes and scores were combined.
Even Florence was a bit surprised by her elimination. She told UsWeekly she “was a little surprised, but you know I’ve watched this show since it began, and I’ve seen absolutely shocking things happen on it, so somebody has to go.”
Florence however showed grace upon hearing the news on the show. “I have been in TV for over 50 years I have to say in all honesty this is one of the best produced shows I have ever been on,” she said. “I’ve loved this show since it began. I hope I’ve inspired people to get up off their behind and move and dance and have fun. I feel like I have grown as a person and a performer. I feel like a kid again!”
Meanwhile, Bristol, 20, was relieved to be dancing another week. “I’m just so thankful that they kept me another week and they see potential in me obviously,” she tells Us. “Hopefully I can prove that I can be a performer.”
Time to recap the 3rd episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta titled ‘White Hot.’
This episode brought us fame monsters, threats to unborn babies and the magical appearance of Sheree’s eldest daughter. The episode starts out with Kim Gaga verbally abusing her assistant Sweetie, while also packing for her big live concert in front of the biggest gay dance party in the universe. Evidently, lip syncing to an auto-tuned backtrack takes a lot of preparation.
Nene takes her youngest son Brent out for a walk in the park. The two share a tender mother and son moment during which Nene brings up the topic of Bryson’s arrest. Nene states in her interview that she did not want to go into the arrest details with Brent due to his young age, but something tells me at age 11, Brent is well aware of all that is going on around him.
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According to the divorce documents, Vicki, 48, married Donn in 1994. The two have no children together while Vicki’s has two children from a previous marriage — Michael, 23, and Briana, 22.
This news doesn’t come as the biggest surprise as the Gunvalsons have been shown experiencing marital problems on the Bravo hit show, though they attempted to make things work by renewing their vows back in July of 2009.
Vicki was also photographed kissing a college student earlier this year, something she described as just fun and not cheating. Vicki’s co-star and BFF on the show, Tamra Barney, also left her husbandSimon Barneyback in January.
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UPDATE – The 6th season of the Real Housewives of OC is currently filming so this will likely be on the show.
UPDATE #2 – Castmate Alexis Bellino spoke to RadarOnline stating she is surprised by the divorce news. “This is totally unexpected, I really didn’t see it coming,” Alexis told Radar.“I’ve spent a great deal of time with them and they seemed very content with one another.” Alexis added – “Reality TV is hard on any marriage, and I will be praying for their family during this trying time.”
So what can we expect tonight? Well, we will get to see the matchmaker herself, Patti Stanger, as she sets up her office in New York City, following her move from Los Angeles. Also on the season opener, Patti will attempt to find perfect matches for Derek, 40, a proud “butt man,” and Bryce, 26, an uptight heiress who demands a Jewish version of George Clooney. In usual Patti fashion, she will have some harsh words for both bachelor(ettes).
When asked about the biggest difference between her LA and NYC clients, Patti states “L.A. millionaires are snotty on the looks, and New York millionaires are snotty on the intelligence.” As for her widely reported break-up with fiance Andy Friedman, it will not be featured on the show this season as taping had already ended before it happened. Excerpts from Patti’s interview with TV Squad below -
Chris Manzo, the son of Caroline Manzo from ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey,’ is going to be on the second episode of this season. Is he actually a millionaire?
He is called the “M.I.T. Millionaire in training.”
That’s great. Is his brother Albie on the show, too?
They’re both on. They’re different in that Chris is a workaholic who has one day a week to date, and Albie only attracts the fame whores.
How about Danielle Staub from ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey?’ Would you set her up?
She’s already asked me.
Would you do it?
Well, you know, Caroline would probably have a hit out on me. I can’t go against Caroline. I’m in the Manzo family now. I’m a meek little Jew. I don’t hurt anyone. I said to Danielle, “I’m really sorry, but I’m friends with Caroline, so I can’t.” Caroline would be really mad at me.
Are Bill Brandes & Heidi Cornell, the two millionaires, still together?
They had a torrid two-year affair. They broke my club rules on the first date when they slept together.
Why isn’t Chelsea, the VP of matchmaking, on the show this season?
We no longer have her in the company. I can’t discuss it under advice from my lawyer.
And when it comes to her low success rate on the Bravo show, Patti claims her success rate in real life is 99% and that it’s lower on the show because Bravo controls the casting and not her. “My real members [Stanger runs a dating service called Millionaire's Club] are on the Forbes List, and they would never go on camera,” adds Patti. Riight.
In other news, when the show premieres tonight, one person who will be missing is Chelsea Autumn, who had appeared on the previous 3 seasons of the show as Patti’s VP of Matchmaking.
While Patti declined to comment on Chelsea’s departure in the above interview, Chelsea’s rep confirms to the TooFab website that she left the show following 8 years of “constant abuse, hard work with little credit and enough crazy crazy Stanger stories to fill a phone book,” adding that she was was ready to leave the “claws of Stanger.”
Chelsea’s story is believable as a leaked conversation of a raving Patti was leaked by TMZ months ago during which Patti could be heard going completely ballistic on a stylist. In reply to the leaked audio of Patti, Chelsea posted the following on her facebook – “Now everyone can see why I quit..lol”
Chelsea has now launched her own competing matchmaking company called Queen of Hearts.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON CHELSEA LEAVING THE SHOW? AND TONIGHT’S PREMIERE?
Despite a report that came out weeks ago stating that Teresa Giudice was done with the Real Housewives of New Jersey because she felt she was treated unfairly by the show, a new TMZ report today is stating that Teresa wants to return to the show, but only if the money is right.
According to TMZ, Teresa is on the verge of getting the axed from the show due to her money demands holding up contract negotiations, and Bravo is reportedly losing patience.
Sources close to Teresa are however firing back, telling TMZ Teresa’s under the impression the other women in the cast are earning significantly more money than she is and she wants to double her salary from last season.
Teresa is reportedly willing to walk away from the show if Bravo doesn’t cough up enough cash. Though Bravo refused to comment on the contract negotiations, they did state that they are looking at possible replacements. TMZ adds that all the other ladies are expected to return, with the exception of Danielle Staub of course, who despite her claims that she left the show on her own accord, was fired by Bravo.
My take on this? This seems like a negotiation ploy by both Bravo and Teresa. As we have previously reported, Teresa’s sophomore cooking book is scheduled to be released at the same time the 3rd season of the show will be returning so despite the leaked information to the press, Teresa needs the show. And with news that Bravo has signed Teresa’s sister-in-lawMelissa Gorga, Bravo needs Teresa back on show as well.
Disclaimer – The next story might or might not be relevant to Teresa Giudice or the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Please proceed to read at your own risk. I kid I kid, well not really
Perhaps it’s a slow news day but RadarOnline is reporting today that Teresa’s brother in law, Pete Giudice, has also filed for bankruptcy.
According to Radar, Joe Giudice’s brother Pete and his wife filed Chapter 7 with the United States Bankruptcy Court in New Jersey on June 29, 2010. The couple listed their monthly income as $7,000 with assets totaling $1.3 million but liabilities of nearly $2 million. Guess this is chump change compared to the $11 million debt of Teresa and Joe.
Pete’s debts are defined as consumer debts with the number of creditors estimated to be between 50-99 with claims ranging from $160 to $46,000. Pete has also filed a notice to abandon his $1.3 million NJ home.
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Following the news that she was being investigated by her local Police department for domestic violence against her ex-fiance Gary Shirley, a new report by the HollywoodLife states Amber could be facing felony charges. The reason? In Indiana, domestic violence in front of a child under 14 years of age can be a felony.
Amber will also be investigated by the Department of Child Services (DCS), who will reportedly interview her friends, neighbors, and other witnesses.
And it gets even worse for Amber as a new report by Life&Style magazine states Amber is not welcome in her hometown due to her behavior on the show, which includes physically attacking her child’s father Gary. The two have since reconciled and even exchanged promise rings.
Apparently, local businesses and residents in Anderson, Indiana are fed up with Amber’s antics. The owner of a local store has even gone as far as to ban Amber from filming any more scenes of the MTV hit show on its premises. “My stomach actually rolled while watching ‘Teen Mom,’” Randy Good, owner of Good’s Candy Store, told Life&Style. “Amber was filmed in the store, but now she’s gone — for good. I thought it was just awful, and because she’s local, it somehow made it worse.”
Amber has also received a lot of backlash from her local press.
And finally, despite reports that Maci Bookoutwas trying to get back together with her son’s father Ryan Edwards, it seems Maci is still going strong with new beau Kyle King.
The two were photographed showing PDA at a pumpkin patch in L.A. Monday. Maci has also denied the report that she is trying to get back together with her ex Ryan. A photo of Maci and Kyle below -