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Oh Bethenny Frankel, your hour long product promotion otherwise known as Bethenny Ever After is soon to return to us and I would say I’ve missed you but you’ve hardly been out of the spotlight for a moment this year!

The most notorious Housewife to ever grace the screens of Bravo; known as much for her wit, meltdowns and domesticity as she is for her cocktails and everything else Skinnygirl — including her endlessly dwindling waistline — spoke during the Bravo press tour panel (covered by E!) about appearing on reality TV, Russell Armstrong‘s suicide and how the drama on Housewives came to a fever pitch.

When asked if the network that made her famous had crossed the line in choosing to air Russell’s storyline after his tragic passing, Bethenny did not speak about the allegations of abuse surrounding him but admits that things have definitely changed since she initially signed onto Real Housewives of New York. She believes the shows are now attracting “more dramatic women” all angling to “be more dramatic than the next.” I totally agree with Bethenny on that one and it was a thoughtful way to dodge the question on whether or not she sees Taylor Armstrong‘s storyline as credible.

“When I came on the show, it was called Manhattan Moms. Real Housewives wasn’t even a franchise. There was one city,” Bethenny says of the early days. “We were all very new to it and we didn’t even know what it was. It was very fresh.”

“Now, people who sign on to do reality shows, they have a preconceived notion. They’ve seen it already and some people probably show a more dramatic side of their lives and are more dramatic because they want to up the ante. Certainly on Bravo the shows are real. It’s really happening.”

Luckily, the drama on-screen has prepared her for the drama in her personal life as she faced a plethora of scandals and allegations in 2011, along with some incredible successes and much happiness. “I’d say I’m definitely a survivor because of [my background],” Bethenny shares.

While she concedes that the negative media attention has been “challenging,” she doesn’t feel the need to explain herself! “There was a period when I felt that I really had to react and explain and that period has passed. A lot of that gets addressed on the show.”

In season three of her semi-popular reality show, viewers will continue to see Bethenny confronting many challenging aspects of her life. “This season is about working through it, whether it’s in your relationship or in your business,” she reveals.

“The minute that I sold part of my business, it was like someone was waiting at my door to hit me with a baseball bat in the back of the head. I do tend to thrive when I need to survive, when I’m up against adversity.”

And with the new season airing next month Bravo has just released the first preview, which features a clip of lost at sea-gate as well as showcasing some of the struggles Bethenny and husband Jason Hoppy face in their second year of marriage as they juggle parenthood with finding time for each other. You can view the video below!

Season 2 of Bethenny Ever After premieres on Bravo, February 20th (9/8c).
[Photo Credit: Chris Haston/Bravo]

DO YOU AGREE WITH BETHENNY’S STATEMENTS ABOUT THE SHOWS ATTRACTING MORE DRAMATIC WOMEN WHO COME WITH AN AGENDA? ARE YOU EXCITED FOR THE SECOND SEASON OF BETHENNY EVER AFTER?

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Ai ya ya. With the last few minutes of their 15 minutes of fame continuing to tick — the Kardashians’ fall from grace continues to get ugly.

First, fans began to turn on them and now the media is following suit as the recent reports about them have been FAR from flattering. The latest is a new bombshell report by Star Magazine which finally confirms what most have suspected a.k.a Khloe Kardashian is not really a Kardashian.

Even more shocking, spilling the deeds are none other than Khloe’s former stepmoms (yes, plural). First, Jan Ashley, 63, ex-wife of Robert Kardashian, flat out tells Star that Robert told her Khloe was not his biological daughter.

“Khloe is not his kid — he told me that after we got married,” Jan who married Robert after Kris Jenner, reveals to Star. “He just kind of looked at me and said [it] like it was a matter of fact. He said, ‘Well, you know that Khloe’s not really a Kardashian, don’t you?’ And I said…’OK,’ and that was it.”

Also confirming the news is Ellen Kardashian, also age 63, who married Robert in 2003 — just two months before his death after dating him for close to six years.

“Khloe brought it up all the time,” says Ellen to Star. “She looked nothing like the rest. She was tall, had a different shape, light hair, curly hair. Didn’t look anything like the other three children.”

FORMER KARDASHIAN NANNY SHOPPING A TELL-ALL BOOK!

In fact, this news isn’t so surprising as Kris Jenner herself admitted last year in her new book that she did cheat (this must be where Kimmie Kakes gets it from) on Robert during their marriage, which ultimately led to their divorce. Both Jan and Ellen reveal they were aware Kris cheated.

“Robert did question the fact that Khloe was his,” Ellen says. “Any normal man would if they knew their wife had cheated on him.” Ellen adds that Robert told her he and Kris were NOT sleeping together during the time Khloe was conceived.

“[But] he never would have considered a DNA test,” Ellen concludes. “He loved her very much.” WOWZERS. You can read more about this report in the upcoming issue of Star Magazine, out on newsstands Thursday.

And just in case you’re having doubts about this story, below are childhood photos of Khloe with her dad and sisters. We’ll let you do the math. But yikes. I can’t help but actually feel bad for Khloe, who has made no secret of how much she loved her deceased father.

Moments after the Star story came out this morning, Khloe took to her Twitter page and lashed out. She wrote:

“The audacity you have to mention my father’s name like this! Should be ashamed of urself! I let a lot of things slide but this one is really low… YOU ARE DISGUSTING! (yes you know who YOU are).”

Err no word yet on which one of her former stepmoms she’s referring to. Or better yet, when we can expect the next E! special — Khloe’s Fairytale Search For Her Bio Dad. You know pimpmomager Kris Jenner’s pitching this to E! as I write this.

In other Kardashian news, Kim Kardashian continues to have the worst new year ever! First came reports that she cheated on her ex Reggie Bush with rapper Kanye West, then came another report that she helped end Kobe Bryant’s marriage by hooking him up with her friend and today comes a new report that she has been replaced by Sketchers by, get this… a dog!

See, last year the footwear company featured Kimmie in their popular Shape-Ups Super Bowl ad. However, a French bulldog will be promoting their newest shoes on Super Bowl day in a few weeks. Ouch!

The new ad, which features the bulldog racing a pack of greyhounds in a pair of GoRUN shoes, will also feature another reality star/mogul — Mark Cuban.

Sketchers Fitness president Leonard Armato, however, downplays the drastic casting change saying there is no love lost between his company and Kimmie Kakes. “Kim got us more attention than we ever dreamed,” says Armato.

[Photo Credit: Robert Wallace/ WENN.com]

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE SHOCKING REPORT ABOUT KHLOE? SURPRISED? DO YOU BELIEVE IT? THOUGHTS ON KIMMIE BEING REPLACED BY A DOG?

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Weeks after it was reported Emily Maynard was very close to signing on as the next Bachelorette, a new report now confirms it’s a done deal!

Bachelor insider Reality Steve broke the news this morning that Emily, 25, has officially signed on for the ABC hit show.

The single mother of 6-year-old Ricki first captured the heart of fans with her tragic story of how she lost her fiancé and father of her daughter, race car driver Ricky Hendrick, in a plane crash back in 2004 while she was pregnant.

Things appeared to be looking up for Emily after Brad Womack picked her on his Bachelor season and proposed. However, like every other Bachelor relationship that came before them, their relationship ultimately failed.

There’s no word yet on when ABC plans to make the official announcement though it will likely be after Ben Flajnik’s Bachelor season ends. Filming on Emily’s Bachelorette season will reportedly begin in March.

Reality Steve also adds that the likely selling point for Emily, who had stated in the past that she wasn’t interested in doing the show, might be the fact that ABC has agreed to film the new season in her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. This is a first and has never been done before in the history of the Bachelorette.

[Photo Credit: DannyMahoney/XS Nightclub/Splash News]

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON EMILY BEING THE NEXT BACHELORETTE?


I’m starting to think where the stars of Teen Mom are concerned no news is good news, because nearly every time there is news it’s something a little sad.

In the latest, Jenelle Evans, the drama wrought star of Teen Mom 2 was arrested in North Carolina on Tuesday for allegedly making harassing phone calls and threatening her former roommate, Hannah Inman. Hannah is the same ex-roommate who is now dating her  ex-boss James Duffy who recently leaked wild photos of Jenelle drinking and making out with her new roommate.

According to TMZ, Jenelle, 20, was booked into the Brunswick County Jail and was released on $1,000 bond, which luckily her MTV salary affords her the luxury of paying. This is not the first arrest for Jenelle who is currently on probation for a fight with other girl over ex-boyfriend and fellow jail bird Kieffer Delp.

Violating her probation could put Jenelle in jeopardy legally and she could be looking at jail time for her latest inability to control her temper. Jenelle is obviously not taking this seriously as shortly after her release she tweeted: “I’m free as a biiirrrrddddd :D” although she claims she was crying the entire time.

“She was arrested yesterday afternoon for communicating threats and harassing phone calls to Hannah,” Jenelle’s attorney Dustin Sullivan tells HollywoodLife. “Hannah was the roommate of Mr. James Duffy [Jenelle's former boss]. Jenelle pressed charges on Duffy on Saturday, Jan. 7, for cyberstalking and communicating threats.”

Jenelle also took to her Facebook page to post the following message:

“Yes I was arrested again. It’s okay, Hannah’s just calling her own bluffs. How can I harass u with phone calls when u clearly don’t own a cell phone? I’ve dropped this argument weeks ago. Haven’t been paying attention to u but u have the balls to tell yr little ‘fans’.. ‘imma fu*cking kill that bitch’ ?! How’s threatening who here ?! Lmao she’s mad cuz I took out charges first on Duffy for cyber stalking. She claims that she move out becuz I said I would ‘eventually kill her’ when clearly her old phone has texts that states ‘look I’m moving out to yr house Duffy so we can move to new jersey so I can get famous for my singing’. Yes u set me up and yes u will go down. CAN’T WAIT FOR COURT!”

Maybe she could be cell mates with Amber Portwood currently hanging out behind bars. Amber recently sent a letter to her brother from jail in which she admitted she is “really scared” about the prospect of ending up in prison. TMZ received a copy of that letter and you can view it in its entirety below save for the blacked out parts.

“I don’t think I’ll ever take this sh-t for granted,” Amber wrote. “I’m really scared I’m going to prison. I don’t know what I’ll do.”

Being in jail has obviously given Amber a lot of time to examine her priorities: “All I think about is Leah and how she needs a role model. If I can get out, I can really show her what a good mother is.” Hopefully this will be second (or fifth) chance Amber needs to really make a difference in her life — if not for herself than definitely for her daughter.

“I don’t want people thinking I’m this crazy bitch,” Amber exclaimed. “I am a good person and I pray that I can change my life!” Amber also insists that despite what the judge thinks she is not a danger to society, claiming, “I wouldn’t hurt anyone!”

Hopefully Amber’s situation can also be a wake-up call to Jenelle. Just because you are on a reality show does not mean you are above the law, ladies!

THOUGHTS ON JENELLE’S ARREST – IS SHE OUT OF CHANCES? DO YOU BELIEVE AMBER IS A CHANGED PERSON AFTER SPENDING OVER A MONTH IN JAIL?

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Some positive, non-violent reality news to report on today which is always nice! After undergoing a double mastectomy over three weeks ago, Giuliana Rancic is reporting that she’s “doing better than I anticipated in recovery.” In fact, the star of Giuliana and Bill is claiming that her battle with breast cancer has actually improved her quality of life. That’s some attitude — we should all take note!

Not surprisingly, she’s already back to work and back to her life… just a better life, she says. Speaking to PEOPLE.com while at a Television Critics Association press tour luncheon this past weekend, Giuilana revealed, “I never thought my marriage could be stronger, or I could be closer to [my husband Apprentice winner] Bill [Rancic].” The E! host reveals that the frightening ordeal has been a positive life changer “in so many ways.”

Discussing Bill and her religious views, Giuliana shares, “We go to church every Sunday. And we did before, but it never meant as much as it does now.” She continues, “We prayed on our own, but now we prayed together and you’ll never know how much that means until you do it. Bill and I have changed our lives in that one way.”

Giuliana reveals that she hasn’t had a moment’s pause about her recent surgery which removed both of her breasts — nor should she. It greatly improved her future health. She states, “The surgery brought my risks down 95 to 100 percent. If I had a lumpectomy, I would have early estrogen menopause for at least two years, and I want to have children.”

Using the humor she’s known for both on her show and on the red carpet, Giuliana dishes, “I didn’t give two sh––s about my breasts. I didn’t care that at the Golden Globes, I wouldn’t be able to show cleavage.” Her chest size doesn’t define her career.

She recalls, “A lot of people were shocked. They said, ‘Are you sure you want to do this? Think about the life you lead and the fabulous dresses and that’s part of your job. It could put your job in jeopardy.’ And I thought, if I ever have a job that is defined by my breasts and some gorgeous gown then I’m in the wrong business.”

And honestly, who needs cleavage when they have a loving, supportive husband by their side every step of the way through the good, the bad and the ugly. “It breaks my heart that a lot of women don’t have a supportive husband,” Giuliana tells the magazine. She gushes, “Bill’s a saint, and the hottest male nurse ever. He’s very protective and it’s almost as hard for him as it was for me.”

I am so happy to see that Giuliana made the health decision that she felt was best for her, regardless of stigmas, criticism or potential insecurities. I think Bill and her are a wonderful public example for the millions of women and men who face the devastation of breast cancer on a daily basis. Do I think she’s a hero? Yes. But I also think all the other women who have been in her shoes without the recognition are as well. I applaud her for using the platform she’s been blessed with to spread awareness about an all too common epidemic.

[Photo Credit: WENN]

CAN YOU BELIEVE GIULIANA’S ALREADY BACK AT WORK AFTER HER SURGERY? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HER INTERVIEW?


Last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was fun except for the KimKyle-nanigans – that’s shenanigans by Kim and Kyle, if you can’t decipher the lingo. Kim, in addition to looking a hot mess and appearing hung over the entire trip also had Kyle taking every opportunity to argue with her; those two again managed to be completely inconsiderate to everyone, but luckily it ruined only Kyle’s good time.

Things start out on a high note with Adrienne and Paul hiking and holding hands. Double take! I love Paul in middle-aged tourist gear. All he needs is a fannypack to go with Adrienne’s “Visit The Palms, I need the money!” visor.

Kim finally arrives in Lanai! As for being late, “Oops” is all she has to say for herself. Kim is so excited to finally be there and unluckily gets placed in a room right next to Kyle. A frantic Kyle hears Kim’s voice and ignores Mauricio and margaritas(!) to eavesdrop on Kim. In the talking head, Kim states: “I chose to not *coke sniff* to talk to Kyle.” Nice.

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Despite the fact she was let go from Real Housewives of New York City, our little redhead Jill Zarin refuses to go away!

For reasons that are hard to comprehend, she is still being featured in the press and giving interviews holding on to her very last threads of relevance by slamming her former co-workers at every opportunity.

Radar features a piece with several choice quotes from Jill, where she insists that the show is nothing without her: “Now that I’m not there, who is going to hold court this season? None of the new women knew each other before they were cast. I know if I were there, I could make people feel comfortable.”

If by making people feel comfortable, you mean loudly picking fights at every opportunity, then sure, Jill, you could have made rumored new cast members Carole Radziwill,Heather Thomson and Aviva Drescher feel right at home in the Real Housewives family!

Since she apparently ran out of things to say about her feud with former BFF Bethenny Frankel, Jill set her sights on slamming former frenemy Ramona Singer.

“No one cares about Ramona Singer anymore,” Jill rants about her former costar. “I’ve heard the new cast members are not happy with her. Ramona planted that ridiculous story about me borrowing clothes from Saks Fifth Avenue and returning them worn. But I’m having a huge party there in February, so Ramona is the one who looks like the idiot.”

While we are sure *someone* cares about Ramona, there is probably some truth to the statement that Ramona is fighting with the other ladies. Ramona, as we all remember, has had a fight with all of her cast mates at one point or another.

Not one to take anything sitting down (or without a glass of wine), Ramona tells Wetpaint Entertainment that, “Jill is delusional. And needs a reality check — no pun intended.”

Delusional or not, Jill is doing just fine for herself these days, proudly showing off a $19,000 ring once worn by Elizabeth Taylor to the TMZ cameras last week that husband Bawby Zarin gifted her for their 11th wedding anniversary. While Jill may say she’s happy going back to being just another New York wife, we think she misses the cameras much more often than she will ever admit to.

A picture of Jill’s $19K ring is below! The NY Daily News is now reporting that Jill’s pricey purchase has inspired her to start her own jewelry line, which will debut in time for Valentine’s Day. How convenient.

[Photos Credit: WENN]

TELL US: DO YOU THINK JILL WAS THE GLUE THAT HELD RHONY TOGETHER? OR IS SHE, AS RAMONA SAID, DELUSIONAL? ARE YOU EXCITED TO WATCH A RHONY THAT IS JILL ZARIN FREE?

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After last week’s romantic (?) proposal, Love & Hip Hop resumed with some slight back story behind Jim Jones’ decision to head to Miami. There is a video montage of the pair from season one intermixed with Jim preparing to pop the question.

As he waxes poetic in the background about what it means to have Chrissy as a lady and confidante, why she is perfect for him, and what all they’ve been through, we watch him shower (he totes has a body under those baggy clothes!), profess his love for Chrissy in the steamy mirror and contemplate choosing the perfect ring. Oh VH1, how cheesy lovely.

After Chrissy says yes, it turns out the entire Miami trip was a set-up by Jim. He has all her friends and family at the restaurant, and apparently Emily, Teairra, and Olivia were in on the plan as well. I clearly didn’t give Jim enough credit. That was a pretty sweet proposal. In her interview, Chrissy cries about how wonderful it feels to be a Jones, compliments crizazy Mama Jones (love!) for raising such a wonderful son and ends with a tearful, “Even if we never get married… I will always have love for Jim in my f*&^ing heart.” And here I was thinking that Jim was the more romantic out of the two. Chrissy is like a female Shakespeare!

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