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A day after the shocking news by Bravo, stating they were postponing the Real Housewives of New York City in favor of the Real Housewives of Miami two weeks before its premiere date, many are now wondering what the real reason is.

As we pointed out yesterday, Popeater reported back in December that Bravo higher ups were not happy with the way the 4th season was going after viewing the footage. Things were apparently so bad that Bravo asked Bethenny Frankel to return to the show for many appearances, something she wanted no part of.

Fast forward to today and the NY Post as well as the NYDailyNews are both reporting Bravo pulled the plug on the Feb. 15 premiere because they thought it was too boring.

According to the Post, the producers decided to cancel the original premiere because “it lacked the explosive catfight-filled drama expected of” other Bravo housewives series. In fact, Andy Cohen emailed the entire cast of the show early yesterday informing them of the news.

“We decided yesterday that our best bet was to give ourselves a little breathing room,” Andy wrote. “I would rather get the show right than rush it to air.” Andy also warned the cast not to tweet about it until Bravo made the official announcement.

Sources tell the Post that following good ratings for its drama-filled Beverly Hills counterpart, the producers simply felt the New York show didn’t have enough drama to satisfy viewers. “They wanted the ladies to fight like cats and dogs, but they got along,” said a source. “[But] they are now freaking out that they’ll get fired for being boring and replaced by more fiery women.”

The NYDailyNews also confirms the Post’s story adding the cast was informed of the change just hours before it became public news. Bravo also reportedly received negative feedback following the sneak peeks they aired this week during the RHOBH. The final reason for the change? Bravo “thinks ‘Miami’ is more like ‘Beverly Hills‘” and bets fans of the latter, which just ended its season, will “piggyback” onto “Miami.”

The cast of the show are however giving a different reason for the sudden cancellation. Both Simon van Kempen and Alex McCord tweeted yesterday that Bravo simply needed more time to finish the editing considering they were still filming just a week ago.

In an interview with Star magazine, Sonja Morgan gives the same reason. “I think they feel like they have such good stuff, they don’t want to waste it. They want to make sure it’s done properly. Personally, I’m relieved. It gives me more time to relax, especially considering Ramona [Singer] and I were shooting seven times a week. They’ll have Miami go out first and when they’re done, we’re up.”

Sonja added, “they need some more time to edit. We’ve filmed like crazy, more than ever, and we’re seven ladies so they have a lot of footage to go through.” Safe to assume they “filmed like crazy” because Bravo wasn’t happy with the footage they saw more than halfway through filming.

As for Bravo, Andy released this official statement – “No conspiracy here, folks. We have an embarrassment of riches with Miami and New York, and I assure you that ‘the Real Housewives of NYC’ will be well worth the wait.” The new season is now slated to air in April or May.

TELL US – WHICH STORY DO YOU BELIEVE REGARDING WHY THE SHOW WAS POSTPONED? WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE SNEAK PEEKS?

The Real Housewives of Atlanta finally filmed their season 3 reunion show on Wednesday after a snow storm forced Bravo to cancel the original Tuesday schedule.

In fact, Andy Cohen’s flight from NYC to Atlanta got cancelled on Monday but he was ultimately able to get a flight to Alabama Monday night and then jetted a private plane to Atlanta on Tuesday. Yes folks, it was that crucial.

The above photo was tweeted by Phaedra Parks with the caption, “@Kandi was looking hot 2day!!!! Gr8 seeing u:-).” And as you can see Kandi Burruss is rocking a longer hair do thanks to hairdresser Derek J. Are you digging Kandi’s new hair style?

Kim Zolciak also tweeted yesterday that she was suppose to rock a darker wig but couldn’t as her new hairstylist Ayana was unable to make her trip to Atlanta. According to Kim, some of the roads in Atlanta were still in bad condition yesterday morning as her car was slipping and sliding all over the place but fret now as Kim made it known she had a driver take her to the reunion taping. Below are some of the tweets made by the Atlanta ladies about the reunion. Andy, Kim and Phaedra were the only ones to tweet about the reunion following the taping yesterday.

Kandi - “we’re taping our reunion special tomorrow.hmmm…They always style us in dresses when really we might need sneakers & sweats! LOL!”

Andy - “OMG would you believe we JUST wrapped the Atlanta reunion. Worth the nightmare to get here, for sure! Hope you r watching Top Chef!!”

Kim - “Reunion was good!! Some ppl just lie lie lie… Truth always surfaces!! :) my baby came and picked me up heading home!! #soblessed”

Phaedra - “I’m so exhausted!!! I’m headed to bed:-) Sweet dreams twitterville!”

Also Kim and Nene went at it on Twitter Monday night with both ladies mostly re-tweeting negative messages about each other from their fans so that probably carried onto the reunion taping. And finally, Sheree Whitfield made her TV acting debut this Tuesday with a small role on BET’s The Game. Sheree appeared on screen for only a few seconds, playing herself.

Sheree tweeted that she auditioned for a slighly bigger role and got it but the show’s producers had a changed of heart when she got there to film. “Yep, I auditioned and got the role of Brittany but when I got there they changed it up a bit!,” she tweeted.

Two more photos form the Altanta reunion below. Andy tweeted the first photo of he and Kim under the caption “@kimzolciak and I are sharing beauty tips. Seriously. #ReunionMustGoOn.” Kandi’s hairstylist tweeted the second photo of her. Bravo has yet to announce the airing date but it will likely be in 3 weeks.

TELL US – ARE YOUR EXCITED ABOUT THE REUNION?

A day after the taping of the reunion show, the HollywoodReporter is now reporting that Camille Grammer has quit the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Though Bravo has yet to officially confirm there will be a second season (very likely as the ratings have been great), a source close to production confirms to THR that Camille has decided she will not be returning either way.

Camille, 42, has found herself on the receiving end of a lot of backlash whether it be regarding her four nannies for two children, her crazy friendships with married tennis partner Nick Stabile and medium from hell Allison Dubois, and her now infamous feud with costar Kyle Richards.

In fact, Camille recently graced the cover of Life & Style magazine after being declared the most hated housewife ever. THR, a very reputable media outlet, does not give a reason for Camille’s decision to leave the show.

But we have to wonder if this could be also related to the reunion show which was taped yesterday (Tuesday) in Los Angeles. While Bravo attempts to keep the details of the reunion under wraps until it airs, below are the tweets from Andy Cohen and some of the housewives regarding the taping -

“2 hours into the Bev Hills Reunion Show. #drama #weveonlyjustbegun!” – Andy

“Giggy and I just wrapped an INCREDIBLE reunion show! Wow” – Andy

“Omg. Such a long day! Too much to even begin to get in to :/… I feel like I’ve been shagged thru a hedge backwards :)” – Kyle

“Ok …all I can say is wow…it’s over! Goodnight fellow housewives,a lot to deal with today.sleep well everybody x x” – Lisa

“Good Morning! Yesterday was such an emotional day filming the reunion. Hoping for a sunny LA day to help shake off the blues.” – Taylor

Bravo has yet to announce the airing date of the reunion show but we will let you know once they do. And finally, the following blind item was posted on the CDAN website yesterday via Bravo Gossip -

“This controversial Real Housewives star is about to have some added drama in her life. The tabloids are working overtime to get a bunch of stories about our Housewife and her glory days as a hooker. Not anyone in New York or New Jersey.”

It seems to be referencing Camille Grammer, who is long rumored to have been a past escort. Yikes.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON CAMILLE QUITTING THE SHOW?

UPDATE – Hours after the HollywoodReporter first broke the news, TMZ is also confirming Camille has indeed quit the show. In fact, Camille has reportedly lawyered up and is now discussing a “settlement” with Bravo. We’re guessing the lawyering up is so that she can get out of her contract with the network.

As for the reason she is quitting, sources close to Camille reveal she is upset with the way she’s been portrayed on the show. And that she did the show because her soon to be ex-husband Kelsey Grammer wanted her to, but now that she’s a single mom, “circumstances have changed.”

UPDATE #2 -  A rep for Camille tells PEOPLE “she has not made any decision yet about whether she’s returning to the show or not.” The rep adds, “She taped a very explosive reunion episode yesterday, where people are going to see a different side of her than they’ve seen before.”  TMZ and THR are two highly reliable media outlets so we’re are going to go with what they are reporting.  The comments of Camille’s rep probably has to do with legalities and the fact that she is still under contract with Bravo.

Popular Bravo housewives Lisa Vanderpump and Nene Leakes were both on hand to help the network celebrate it’s first and fingers crossed last New Year’s Eve Party last Friday, and for some reason, no one is talking about the little tiff that occurred between the two housewives. But it’s a slow news day so we’ll talk about it!

It all started about midway through the 2-hour-show when the show returned from a commercial break and host Andy Cohen mentioned that Lisa of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills had just confronted Nene of the Real Housewives of Atlanta about some comments she made.

Lisa told Nene she had heard her diss her franchise by stating all the women had too much plastic surgery. Lisa stated she found Nene’s comments to be hypocritical considering Nene had gotten a nose job, boob job and liposuction this year alone.

Nene immediately looked none too pleased with Lisa and adamantly denied ever saying those things. Nene then went on to add that she would never say such a thing about the Beverly Hills ladies because she thinks “they are boring.” Lisa looked a bit stunned as she tried to stick up for her show, stating the dinner from hell episode was far from boring. Nene disagreed calling it “wack.”

The little tiff ended and Nene appeared to give Lisa the cold shoulder for the remainder of the show. Unfortunately the footage has yet to appear online but if anyone comes across it, feel free to post the link in the comments section.

And the story gets even better as it turns out Lisa was right. Nene did indeed utter those words about the Beverly Hills Housewives. In fact, we at Reality Tea blogged about this back on February 26, 2010. Nene’s comments were made as rumors were swirling about the yet to be confirmed Beverly Hills franchise. Bravo wouldn’t officially confirm the news until weeks later.

Nene told FoxNews back then, “If they do the Beverly Hills Housewives, they’ll probably be all plastic – big lips, fake tits, tummy tucks.” Yikes, Guess Nene didn’t think Lisa was paying attention.

Other highlights of the show included Tamra Barney making out with Andy Cohen at midnight, Jeff Lewis teasing Kim Zolciak about pretty much everything, Ellen Barkin calling in drunk, Jenni Pulos debuting her new rap, and of course the wedding between Giggy and Grandma Wrinkles. Grandma Wrinkles refused to sign a prenup by the way. Can you blame her?

Jeff Lewis also tweeted the following after the show – “Still recovering from NYE. WWHL camera didn’t catch @KimZolciak throwing her drink on me after my off color comment. I probably deserved it.”

So, Nene and Lisa are the favorites of their franchises according to our polls bringing us to the question of the day…

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TELL US – TEAM LISA/GIGGY OR TEAM NENE? SHOULD BRAVO AIR ANOTHER NYE SPECIAL THIS YEAR?

The Real Housewives of Atlanta 3

A preview of the 11th episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta below.

On the new episode titled ‘Contract Player,’ Phaedra invites Dwight over to meet her new baby boy, but the visit turns into a gossip session to catch her up on all the drama surrounding the wives and Dwight fills Phaedra in on a underhanded comment that Cynthia made about Phaedra’s marriage at a recent party.

And in another gab-sesh across town, NeNe meets Kim for lunch where they dish on a “friend contract” that Cynthia has request NeNe enter into. Kim also rehearses for her looming tour, but she’s seemingly more interested in sculpting her body than refining the show. Elsewhere, Sheree prepares to act in a regional play.

The new episode airs tonight at 10/9c on Bravo.

Watch What Happens Live – Bravo announced this week that for the first time in the show’s history, WWHL will air for 5 consecutive nights starting tonight. The ratings for the Bravo late night show has only continued to improve as it now averages 1.3 million viewers per episode.

According to Andy Cohen, the 5 nights airing is more of an experiment.  “We’re doing great on Sundays and Thursdays, and competing very well against some very established shows,” Andy said. “We’re looking to have a little fun for a week. It’s more of a special holiday stunt, but we’re open to anything.”  That is code talk for if the ratings are good, the five nights a week airing might become permanent.

The guests on tonight’s show will be Nene Leakes and Anderson Cooper.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PREVIEW, TONIGHT’S EPISODE & WWHL AIRING 5 NIGHTS A WEEK? PLUS THIS IS AN OPEN POST!

Part 1 of the Real Housewives of DC reunion aired last night and it did not dissapoint, so let’s get right to the recap!

The reunion starts out with host Andy Cohen asking the ladies what political party they are aligned with. Mary and Lynda are registered Republicans, with Stacie and Michaele being Democrats. Something tells me the Democratic party would rather do without Michaele’s support.

Andy wastes no time in getting down to business as he brings up Michaele’s BS MS claims. Lynda, along with the rest of the world, isn’t buying it and wants to know how Michaele could live & eat the way she does all while having MS for 17 years. Another aspect to this claim that hasn’t been discussed is why and how Michaele never mentioned the MS on the show. How could someone filming a reality show for months about their personal life leave out such a MAJOR factor?

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Jill Zarin is at it again!

According to the latest issue of UsWeekly magazine, the Real Housewives of New York City star is angling for her own solo reality show.

The mag reports Jill, 46, is taking meetings “about her own reality show.” An insider states, “She likes the title: Jill Gets a Hobby” (a play on words stemming from Bethenny Frankel’s comments telling her to “get a hobby” last season.

“Jill wants it to focus on her and her sister (lawyer Lisa Wexler whom Jill wrote a book with) but her sister is boring,” says the source. “Jill feels done with Bravo after last season. She thinks Bethenny and Andy Cohen conspired to make Bethenny look like a victim.”

Jill’s rep is however denying the story, telling HollywoodLife that UsWeekly’s story is “totally fabricated.”  For some odd reason, we will choose to believe UsWeekly over Jill.

In other NYC news, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps is angling to appear on broadway according to her rep, who tells RadarOnline LuAnn wants to expand her brand by taking to the stage.

“She’s very adventurous and wants to try something new,” her rep said. “She’s had a few meetings for a couple of potential Broadway projects, including ‘Chicago’ and ‘La Cage Aux Folles.’ It’s something she’s definitely looking into.”

The rep however adds LuAnn cannot officially do anything until she finishes filming the 4th season of the NYC Housewives in Januray.  Umm good luck with that Lulu.

TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE JILL IS TRYING TO GET HER OWN SPIN-OFF? WOULD YOU WATCH LUANN ON BROADWAY?

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub took some time off from bashing her former co-stars in the press this week.

The fired housewife filmed a parody for Style network’s The Dish, during which she played a wholesome housewife in a sitcom show titled, Don’t Staub Believin.

In the spoof, Danielle, dressed in an old fashioned housewife costume, can be seen baking, wiping down a pole, and greeting an ape like figure at the door, that she refers to as Teresa Giudice. The clip is below -

Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen returned this Thursday, and the hilarity ensued when surprise guest caller Naomi Campbell called into the show, and referred to Teresa Giudice as a “role model.”

The cell phone throwing super model told Teresa, “How do you do it? You have four kids, you take care of your family, you cook and clean. I mean, you have no help at all. How do you do it?! You’re a role model. It’s like, you dress all your kids. They’re always….it’s amazing.”

Oddly enough, the table flipping/host shoving Teresa, who reportedly uses her mother as a nanny, appeared a bit tongue tied in answering the question. “I don’t know how I do it, I just do,” replied Teresa. “Everyone asks me, I swear to God, but I have a lot of energy. And great genes, I guess.”

And when it comes to Teresa’s infamous shoving of Andy, Naomi made it clear she was on Team Teresa. “I understood,” said Naomi. “She didnt see [him] at that moment. you mess with her family and that’s what you get!”

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