In an all new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Rachel Zoe, Bravolebrity and stylist to the A-list, makes it pretty clear she still harbors some resentment for her former assistant Brad Goreski!
When asked about Brad’s Bravo spinoff It’s a Brad, Brad World, Rachel doesn’t mince her words. “I won’t ever see it,” snipes Rachel. “I don’t think it matters enough to me, to be honest. He should live his life how he wants. He’s not in my life and won’t be. People move on. All that matters is having good people around me.”
The two parted ways back in 2010 after Brad decided to branch off on his own. Rachel has since accused Brad of using her and lying to her about his plans to launch his career, while, there have also been reports alleging Brad stole a client or two from Rachel. Brad has always denied any wrong doing and stated back in January that Rachel has not been truthful.
Rachel’s interview with THR is for its second annual list of the most powerful stylists in Hollywood. Rachel, who recently turned 40, is however missing from the list of the top 25 stylists as the mag deems her “too big to rank.”
Too big to rank indeed, Rachel has quietly managed to build herself a rapidly growing multimillion-dollar fashion empire with 27 employees and counting. The Rachel Zoe collection is now carried in 210 high-end department stores including Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue, with retailers like Neiman Marcus boasting an 85 percent sell-through. In fact, Rachel has also designed a more affordable line for QVC - which netted $35,000 in sales per minute.
With talks of expanding into Asia and other regions, Rachel is more on the cautious side. “I’d rather tread a little lighter. I’m superstitious,” she says.
And, the question most fans want to know is will she be returning for a 5th season of her Bravo hit showThe Rachel Zoe Project? After all, season four averaged 1.4 million viewers per episode. “I don’t know,” says Rachel. “We’re in talks with Bravo… It takes a long time to film, and I give 100 percent of myself as executive producer. I do love being on television and in peoples’ homes. I’m not an actor, so there is a connection that’s real. … But I also think, ‘Are people sick of it? Is it time to do something new?’”
Bravo is reportedly looking into a new concept for the 5th season and could make an announcement at its upfront in April .
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Above is a photo of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice at the 27th Annual Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 13. More photos of Teresa are below as she strikes a JLo pose!
Also below: Bethenny Frankel steps out with hubby Jason Hoppy; NeNe Leakes goes shopping with Jennifer Williams, Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile attend a charity event, Gretchen Rossi attends a fashion show with Slade Smiley;Kelly Bensimon is at a film premiere, Kyle Richards looks like she finally hired a stylist; Sonja Morgan at Big Time Rush movie premiere with her daughter; andBrandi Glanville steps out with new beau!Plus, photos of Taylor Armstrong, Dana Wilkey, Padma Lakshmi, Rachel Zoe& more!
And there’s even more asKim Kardashian seeks attention in a blonde wig; Kate Gosselinattends an event; and Bachelor winner Courtney Robertson steps out in LA. Plus, Snooki, JWoww, Khloe Kardashian, Kendra Wilkinson, Kourtney Kardashian, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Deena Cortese, and more!
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Lamar Odom has been under fire lately for his poor performance on the court with the Dallas Mavericks. Lamar was temporarily downgraded to the D-League and issued a public apology to his teammates for missing ten-days playing time in February for a family related absence. Reports have stated Lamar is upset that he was traded and is unhappy living in Dallas and that is effecting his on-court behavior.
A new report from In Touch Weekly (via their print edition) claims Lamar is blaming Khloe–and the Kardashian television dynasty–or his basketball troubles! Also upsetting the NBA star was filming Khloe & Lamar in the midst of the trade, their fertility issues, and a big move. In fact, insiders are insisting things are really bad for the seemingly unbreakable couple.
“He resents the show for taking his focus off the game,” a source close to Lamar reveals. The source adds that Lamar feels reality television and his association with the Kardashians has ruined his reputation! And Lamar is blaming the show for his trade to Dallas and the all the scrutiny over his personal life for his basketball woes.
As a result of his frustrations, Lamar is isolating Khloe and has even stopped being intimate with her! “He really shut down and told her to leave him alone for awhile,” the friend shares. Lamar is so upset he’s even stopped undergoing fertility treatments with his wife.
“Khloe is trying to stand by him, but it’s hard,” the source shares. “He’s always so angry.” Khloe’s rep denies any of the problems are true.
Also having man drama–isn’t she always–is sister Kim Kardashian! In Touch is also reporting that Reggie Bush decided not to buy the cow when he could get the milk for free! According to sources, while Kim thought they were getting back together Reggie was just using her for sex. “Reggie never really trusted her,” a source explains.
After considering rekindling his relationship with the reality harlot, Reggie decided against it when rumors emerged that Kim was being intimate with Kanye West after seeing his show in Paris. The rumors made Reggie realize Kim is simply not the woman for him! Kim was apparently hoping to make Reggie jealous so he would realize she’s the one, but instead it made him sick! Yikes – that backfired.
“Reggie’s been telling people that Kim’s disgusting for hooking up with Kanye,” a source says. “They deserve each other.”
And speaking of Kim and Kanye, OK! (via their print edition) is reporting the two are definitely getting hot and heavy. Apparently, following his fashion show–which Kim flew to Paris to attend–things got flirty! “Backstage, they were really touchy-feely, and she was blatantly giving him bedroom eyes,” an insider reveals. “Later, they secretly met for drinks at his hotel room.”
“She tries to say they’re just friends, but no one is fooled,” the insider adds. “Whenever she talks about him, she gets this Cheshire Cat grin on her face and then quickly changes the subject.” Kim has definitely had a case of mentionitis according to the source, as in she talks about Kanye aaaallll the time!
Insiders report that Kim started getting cozy with Kanye almost immediately following her impending divorce! “As soon as her and Kris Humphries‘ marriage went south, she and Kanye were back at it. And this trip to Paris has really heated things up.”
Although, Kim still isn’t over Reggie and is still hoping things will work out between them! “Kim’s still pretty hung up on Reggie.”
As for whether or not Kim and Kanye have a future together, it’s a possibility – at least according to Khloe! “I do think they might have that feeling for each other; I just don’t think it’s worked timing-wise,” she commented.
Finally, the Kardashians are doing what they do best in the face of trouble. Sell their bodies! Khloe and Kim have taken to Twitter to post nudie pics of themselves for a little attention. The class level is always so high with this group.
First up, the Kardashians are, unfortunately, adding a lingerie line to their Kardashian Kollection for Sears. Khloe tweeted a photo of the new racy ad which features herself, Kim, and Kourtney Kardashian (pre-pregnancy) modeling the wares. “OMG how fab is this new ad for Kardashian Kollection lingerie?!? Nothing makes me feel sexier, plus it’s all so comfy! Killing two birds with one stone! LOL,” Khloe tweeted. OMG, indeed.
Next, Kim who seemingly derives all of her self-esteem from ogling eyes, decided to whip out an old (heavily photoshopped) topless photo of herself for the twitterverse. I’m sure the parents of many of teen and pre-teen followers appreciated that! Feeling desperate and unable to sleep, Kim announced “Can’t sleep tonight,” and turned to Instagr.am for some comfort.
I’m pretty sure if I look up “pathetic” in the dictionary, I may find a photo of Kim next to the definition. Keep in mind Kim is 31 years-old and pulling trashy stunts like this for attention.
The photos are below! Warning… you may be traumatized after viewing, but I guess it’s nothing we haven’t seen before! I’m surprised these famewhores haven’t uploaded photos of gynecological exams yet. I shouldn’t give them any ideas…
TELL US – ARE KHLOE AND LAMAR HAVING MARITAL ISSUES BECAUSE OF REALITY TV? DO KIM AND KANYE HAVE A FUTURE? THOUGHTS ON THE RACY PHOTOS?
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Well, it looks as if one of the lovely ladies of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills may not be returning next season! Rumor has it, Bravo has decided to add the very wealthy and well-connected socialite Marisa Zanuck to the cast.
The NY Post is reporting that Marisa–who previously appeared on HGTV’s Selling LA–will be adding Housewife to her résumé. Marisa comes with quite the prestigious background, the mother of two is married to famed producer Dean Zanuck, who is the grandson of Darryl F. Zanuck, co-founder of 20th Century Fox!
If you’re wondering how they were able to convince a woman of that pedigree to associate with the likes of Taylor Armstrong; Marisa unsurprisingly has a connection to Kyle and Kim Richards! Marisa is a real estate agent for Hilton & Hyland, which is owned by Rick Hilton who happens to be the husband of Kathy Hilton who, as you know, happens to be the sister of Kim and Kyle!
Marisa is in the photo above with her husband Dean! A larger image is below.
Marisa hasn’t confirmed her participation yet and a Bravo rep isn’t saying it’s a definite but she sounds like a pretty impressive choice to join the cast. In fact, according to RadarOnline Bravo hasn’t made any definite decisions on whose returning for season three – even though filming is slated to begin in three weeks!
“All of the women are waiting for the season three contracts, but Bravo hasn’t given them out yet and tensions are running very high with the anticipation,” an insider revealed. “They all have been scheduled to attend the NBC Upfronts in a few weeks, but they still don’t know if they’re going to be signed again or what the details even are.”
“All of the ladies are all hoping and expecting to be asked back,” the source said following last season’s very high ratings, but Bravo won’t tell them one way or another if it’s a definite. Previous reports have claimed Camille Grammer and Lisa Vanderpump may not want to return.
“They could all get together and make demands if Bravo drags their feet, but they all want to continue being on the show so they’re eager to resolve this peacefully and get their contracts soon,” the insider adds.
Here’s hoping they’re trying to class next season up and Bravo will be pink slipping some of the, um, less refined ladies. Or maybe, they are going the Real Housewives of New York route and doing a complete cast reboot. I can think of a few of these broads I’d like to see retire!
Moving onto a woman who will most likely be officially added to next season’s cast, spurned wife Brandi Glanville is planning to write a tell-all about her marriage to the philandering Eddie Cibrian! We-eh-ell… now that’s a Housewives book I may actually buy. And just when she seemed to be getting along with Eddie’s former mistress, now wife, LeAnn Rimes!
Brandi covertly announced the news via Twitter when she teased, “Brunch with my fav book agent Michael B and fav RHOBH boss Alex B.” Brandi wants you to know this is not another case of the Bravo Home Shopping Network. No, was planning to unleash her story long before reality television entered her life. It’s just that no one was interested in her story because no one knew who she was! Now that she has a little name recognition she’s picking up where she left off.
“mine has been a long time coming its about surviving divorce,no 1 wanted it until I got the show tho.Can’t speak 4 others,” she explained when fans questioned if she was just doing this because of Housewives.
No word on when Brandi’s book will actually be published or who’s actually writing it but let’s hope it fares better than Taylor’s attempt at non-fiction! If you want a good read, check out her reviews on Amazon. Scathing, to say the least!
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IS A MARISA A GOOD CHOICE TO JOIN RHOBH? WHO DO YOU THINK IS LEAVING THE SHOW? WOULD YOU BE READING BRANDI’S BOOK?
Author Angela Stanton is trying to make a living and a name for herself by using former friend Phaedra Parks as her ride to the top.
Angela is speaking out about who she claims the “real” Phaedra is and recently wrote a book called Lies of a Real House Wife: Tell The Truth and Shame The Devil, which exposes the Real Housewives of Atlanta star’s alleged criminal past. Miss Stanton makes very detailed and serious allegations against Phaedra which makes it difficult to know what to think about the information.
Vibe Magazine broke the story that Phaedra’s actions caused husband, Apollo Nida to serve jail time as she was a criminal mastermind behind a scheme of insurance check fraud, auto theft and racketeering! According to Angela, Phaedra was even supposed to represent the entire gang if they were arrested.
Apollo served five years in prison for Racketeering related to auto title fraud. His mugshot is below. Apollo was indicted with five other men on a 20 count indictment under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. Basically they were arrested under the umbrella of organized crime.
Apollo was the “numbers” man behind the operation and not considered a violent criminal. Angela is proposing that Phaedra was the true mastermind behind the whole thing. Say what?!
Angela, who has a troubled past and grew up in an abusive home, says she met Phaedra in 1999 through her relationship with a musician named Drama and the two formed a close friendship. She claims after about a year Phaedra introduced her to Apollo and involved her in their insurance fraud scheme. “It was strictly a business relationship that the two of them had. And at that time, they were making fraudulent insurance checks.”
Angela’s role was the front woman who would run the forged checks to the bank. “And of course I was the one that would go into the bank with the identifications, deposit the check, and then go back to the bank and withdraw the money, whether it was $27,000, $30,00o.”
“This went on for about two years, and then I ended up catching a charge and getting locked up for forgery, and I ended up going to prison. On my first trip to prison, I only did four months, but while I was away at prison, Apollo had also got arrested. So when he got arrested and got banged up and moved to County, and I finally got out after doing my four months, Phaedra and I got back together again.”
Apollo went to jail in 2004 and served four years of an eighteen year sentence, upon his release in 2009 he almost immediately married Phaedra.
Phaedra then introduced Angela to Apollo’s brother, Everrett also involved in the operation. “This time she introduced me to Everett, which is Apollo’s brother, and we were all involved in the federal racketeering scheme against the federal government – stealing Porches, Hummers, Cadillacs, Corvettes, any hot whip at that time – you name it, we had it. We would basically go to the car lot and write down the VIN numbers of the vehicles that we felt as if we wanted to keep or would make a good sale.”
“Once we recorded the numbers down off of the VIN, we would take them back to Phaedra and Everrett, and once they had it they would make a fake identification card and a registration card to match the vehicle.” When Apollo was arrested it was discovered he had fraudulent licenses in other states with his photo but a different name.
“The next day you could take the ID and the registration card and go to another car dealership and tell them that this is your vehicle and they’ll cut you a key for a fee of $185.Well, once we had the key, we would then go back to the car dealerships after the dealership closed and drive off with whatever car we picked earlier.”
They would then clean the car out, swap titles, and trade it in at a dealership for a car of lesser value, pocketing the difference in monetary value.
Angela alleges an altercation at the Georgia DMV led to things falling apart. “My cousin was going to the DMV to trade in one of the titles [and] she got banged up at the DMV,” Angela explains. “So an auto theft detective by the name of Pete McFarlane [sp?] questioned her, but eventually released her.” Angela asserts that despite her warnings, Phaedra encouraged her to continue running the scheme as if nothing was different.
“Phaedra told me that we should proceed with what we had. Everett said that we would leave in the morning as well. So we left that next morning headed to Tennessee with three of the luxury vehicles, and this is where I was arrested. This is where Everett was arrested.” Angela was seven months pregnant at the time.
Angela says Phaedra reassured her that she would represent her as an attorney in exchange for her silence. Angela claims she never said a word and ended up getting five years in state prison for her involvement.
“Once I was incarcerated, the plan and the agreement was always that she would always represent all of us if we ever got into any trouble, and that’s what I expected. I expected her to represent me. I expected her to look out for me. I expected her to look out for my children if something were to happen. I expected her to do everything that she said she was going to do because I did everything that I said I was going to do.”
Angela did a video interview with Vibe that is part of a two-part series. The second part of her interview will be released by the magazine today. Reality Tea will be giving you the update. You can view the video below!
Phaedra has not commented on the accusations, nor released a statement proclaiming her innocence. I expect an official statement shortly.
It’s important to note that Phaedra was never accused of any involvement and was not investigated, according to records. I find it difficult to believe with all of her proposed involvement she would have scraped by unscathed if she were as deeply entrenched in the situation as Angela proposes. Now that’s not to say she didn’t have knowledge of the scheme and Angela’s story is very specific.
If this is remotely true, it leads me to wonder why Phaedra, a high-profile entertainment lawyer with many celebrity clients, would open herself up to scrutiny by participating in reality television if she has such a scandalous past to hide. Phaedra has never withheld information concerning Apollo’s arrest and she has been very forthcoming from the get-go about his criminal background. Meaning, it doesn’t seem like she’s too afraid of people digging into her background.
I have one question – is there anyone involved with RHOA who doesn’t have a criminal past?! Good lawd!
TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT ANGELA’S ALLEGATIONS? DO YOU BELIEVE PHAEDRA WAS INVOLVED?
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UPDATE - Phaedra has finally addressed the allegations, tweeting the following moments ago: “The interview circulating is a lie. My attys @bjbernstein & @LLinWood will deal w/this false & defamatory interview swiftly.”
It must be time for salary negotiations because rumors are popping up that Teen Mom 2 stars/train wrecks Leah Messer and Jenelle Evans are threatening to leave the show that made them thousandaires.
While, Jenelle no doubt needs the extra cash for her legal fees and tattoo habit, a source tells Reality Weekly that Leah has developed quite an ego since becoming “famous” and hilariously says that “She really has gotten a big head because of all the attention. A lot of people in Elk View joke that she’s like the redneck Kim Kardashian.” Does that mean fiancé Jeremy Calvertis her Kris Humphries? Will they get married for 72 hours?
To be fair, Leah has had a very difficult year; she had a miscarriage and was assaulted by a group of women. She feels she’s given a lot to the show, and the show owes her for her pain and suffering, including her divorce to Corey Simms. “Leah says she’s fed up with the interference in her life, and she can’t take any more.”
Jeremy still hasn’t appeared on the show, and it’s easy to see why. The source says, “It’s no wonder she’s cautious. She’s already been through more stress in a year then some people face in a lifetime.”
As for Jenelle, she gets brownie points for having her manager (yes, she has one) go on the record, with his actual name, to advocate for her raise. Her manager, Leo Daniels, says it’s time for more money: ”She needs to renegotiate because she’s not getting anything near what the other girls are getting, and she’s the highest rated Teen Mom.”
She’s the highest rated because no one can turn away. Like many cocky reality stars before her, Jenelle feels she has the upper hand in this negotiation. Some unnamed insider is quoted saying, “She feels certain that she deserves a raise, but there are plenty of other options out there. She will quit the show if she doesn’t get that extra money.”
Beware this strategy, ladies! The network will call your bluff and fire you. Just ask a few housewives how well this works. There are many other teen moms waiting in the wings and happy to replace you. I say keep that MTV salary. It’s more than most normal folks will ever see.
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On last night’s Survivor, Colton continued to play puppet master. The tribes divided, and one was a lot more stacked than the other…I’m just sayin’. Colton has his new tribe eating out of the palm of his uncalloused, manicured hand, and I want to reach through my screen and pluck one of his eyebrows more than the other so they’d look uneven. That’s true retaliation, let me tell you.
The Salani awake after not having to attend tribal council. They can’t believe that the men of Manono are such a mess. The women hope that the merge is impending, as they are now seven strong against the men’s crumbling brood. Jeff Probst invites the teams to the reward challenge and calls for a tribe switch. Colton looks like someone just yanked his favorite silver spoon right out of his mouth! The new teams will be chosen at random. Each player will receive an egg. Jeff will count down to when everyone can smash their egg against their chest. The color of the yolk will determine the new tribes. The blues are Salani while the orange is Manono. I will say, it seems the blue team got the best of both. It will be fun watching Colton and Alicia vie for attention on the new orange team.
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Unless you’ve been in isolation for the past few weeks, you are well aware that Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizziis with child and engaged to boyfriend, Jionni Lavalle. Proving she’s a bit more calculated than her constantly drunk behavior lets on, the story was leaked to the media a month before Snooki announced it to the world, via her very own USWeekly cover, just like she was a real celebrity!
The news is out, and it’s now time for “sources” to pop and stir up drama about the reaction of her castmates. First up, a report on Hollywoodlife.com alleges Snooki’s spinoff co-star Jenni “JWoww” Farley is jealous of Snooki as she totally thought she’d be the first to be engaged. The source reveals: “JWoww really thought that she would get engaged to [boyfriend] Roger [Matthews]. Snooki got pregnant out of nowhere and that prompted her engagement. JWoww feels like Snooki keeps stealing the spotlight and everything is about her.”
The girls are currently filming their spin-off in Jersey City. It’s been rumored that due to this new development, the show had to change direction. Well, we certainly hope so! If they kept the show with the same themes, it may as well be turned into a documentary on the development of fetal alcohol syndrome. But, it’s easy to see why JWoww would feel left out. Pregnancy trumps everything.
One castmate who is not jealous is Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, a report in UsWeeklyquotes her as saying “Snooki is going to be a fun parent.” She makes a good point when she points out that it’s not like Snooki is a lost kid, saying “It’s not like she’s 16 and pregnant. She’s doing her thing, she’s living her life and I just think she’s blessed. I can’t wait to see a little guido or guidette running around. I just think it’s going to be so exciting.”
Aw, Sammi finally lives up to her nickname! Sammi is also excited for Snooki’s wedding, which will surely be a classy affair. Sammi envisions it like this: “I can see her having a cheetah or zebra print-themed wedding because she loves animal print. . .I’m excited for them. I just can’t wait to party for the wedding and do all the fun things she has coming in her life now.”
Finally, Deena Nicole, Snooki’s fellow “meatball” and frequent partner in crime has gone on the record to say that despite rumors of the show’s demise without Snooki, the GTL can go on. She says, “The show doesn’t revolve around Snooki, it’s all of us. I don’t see why we couldn’t film without her.”
Snooki has said she doesn’t want to go back to the show since she doesn’t want to be the “pregnant woman at the club” but Deena says she can come visit. “She could come down and we could throw her a little baby shower before the little meatball pops out.” It’d be an extra special Sunday dinner!
The finale of Jersey Shore season 5 airs tonight on MTV at 10/9c.
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TELL US: WOULD YOU WATCH THE SHOW WITHOUT SNOOKI? DO YOU THINK JWOWW IS JEALOUS? WHAT DO YOU THINK SNOOKI’S WEDDING DRESS WILL LOOK LIKE?