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Bethenny Frankel March 31

OK magazine has now released the official photos from Bethenny Frankel’s wedding.

The Real Housewives of NYC star tied the knot with Jason Hoppy at the prestigious Four Seasons in NYC this Sunday. “It’s so cliché, but it was the best night of my life!” Bethenny tells OK!. “It was just like Jason and me — sentimental, fun, absurd at times. I didn’t know it was possible to be this happy.” The photo gallery is below.

NYC Housewives Recap – Last night’s episode of the NYC Housewives brought us more Jill vs. Bethenny. In case you haven’t been keeping up, the two have yet to make up, and Jill Zarin even went as far as to refer to Bethenny’s wedding as “circus like” just days ago.

Now back to this episode, we see Bethenny get upset over an article in a NY newspaper detailing the demise of her friendship with Jill. Bethenny suspects Jill planted the article, and something tells me she’s right.

Bethenny then calls Jill in an attempt to mend their friendship, Jill puts Bethenny on speaker phone and doesn’t tell her LuAnn is in listening. Things take a turn for the worse and Jill declares their friendship “done.” Bethenny, who didn’t seem to realize just how severe their “fight” was, is seen crying and being very emotional.

What really stood out in this episode to me was the email Jill sent Kelly, basically scolding her for befriending Bethenny and trying to pressure her to be only Team Jill. Seriously is Jill still in high school? So Kelly is “not allowed” to talk to Bethenny if she wants to be friends with Jill. That email showed Jill’s true colors, and I must say, they are far from pretty. This, in addition to Jill saving Bethenny’s “you need a hobby” voicemail and playing it for who ever is willing to listen, continues to show just how petty Jill is. I would love to hear Jill’s defense to sending Kelly that email.

I must also say kudos to Kelly for confronting Bethenny and calling her out for being some what of a hypocrite. I’m a Bethenny fan but I agreed with Kelly all the way last night. Bethenny shouldn’t have been whining about being bashed in the press considering she did that to Kelly last year, with every chance she had. This moment of confrontation brought us a “real Kelly.” It was good to see her being human for once and not the typical ditz she usually is.

However seeing Kelly throw herself all over the Playboy interviewer brought us back the old Kelly, and quite frankly the whole charade was a bit embarrassing to watch. I mean the poor guy had to ask her out, she was ALL OVER him. Kelly is then seen later in the episode saying that she decided not to go out with him after all. Sure Kelly, but something tells me Mr. Playboy never called her, but you be the judge of that.

TELL US – WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS EPISODE? WAS JILL OR BETHENNY OUT OF LINE?

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phaedra-parks2Cynthia Bailey

It is finally confirmed.  Atlanta attorney Phaedra Parks has joined the cast of the Real Housewives of Atlanta.

We reported this back in February, but the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has finally confirmed the news via April Love, a PR rep for Lisa Wu Hartwell.

The surprise however comes in the form of Cynthia Bailey, a model who has also been cast.  This brings the total number of Atlanta Housewives to a large seven.  The five returning housewives brought us so much drama last year, one can only imagine what the addition of two new women will bring.

As for what is known about the ladies, Phaedra is a high power celebrity attorney that has represented celebrities such as Jermaine Dupri and Bobby Brown. She recently got married to Apollo Nida, and according to various reports, her husband has a rather impressive criminal background, and reportedly did a couple of years in prison.

As for Cynthia, she has a daughter with actor Leon Robinson aka Leon, and apparently has a lot of celebrity friends.  She is reportedly best friends with actors Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker.

This is a smart move on Bravo’s part as there had been rumors the five returning Atlanta housewives were all getting along, so these two new additions to the cast should shake things up a bit. After all, we would not want to watch an entire season about the women being nice to each other right? Anyone remember the infamous boring season 2 reunion?

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Gretchen Rossi at Perez Hilton Party

Has OC Darling Gretchen Rossi been caught in another lie? Rumors hit the web last week that the Real Housewivew of Orange County star was lying about creating her make up line and more importantly, she was accused of lying about the Jeff Beitzel Foundation she claimed to have created on behalf of her late fiance, Jeff Beitzel.

There was only one problem, no one could find out any proof that such a foundation existed, causing Gretchen to go on her facebook page and defend herself. She claimed, “The Jeff Beitzel Memorial Fund is with the Leukemia Society in O.C.! People can make donations 2 this fund directly by writing “For the Jeff Beitzel Memorial Fund.”

There’s only one problem however. The Jeff Beitzel Foundation does in fact NOT exist with the Leukemia Soceity in O.C. How do we know that? Well that comes directly from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. One of our savvy readers, Help Me Rhonda, decided to email the Leukemia Society, inquiring about the foundation, and the response she received is below -

“It appears there was a misunderstanding about the establishment of a “Jeff Bietzel Memorial Fund.” or a “Jeff Bietzel Foundation.” The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has not set up a fund in Jeff Bietzel’s name. Any donations sent to LLS in honor of Jeff Bietzel will be used to support LLS’s mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.”

So basically the Jeff Beitzel Foundation Gretchen claimed to have created does NOT exist. And Gretchen has claimed via multiple media outlets that she created this foundation.

Back in January, the OC star wrote on her bravo blog“Download the song on iTunes, and proceeds will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Jeff Beitzel Foundation I started in Jeff’s honor.”

And then the following was also written on her myspace page“Gretchen has decided that she will be donating proceeds from the release of this song to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Jeff Beitzel Foundation she has created.

Note the key words used, she claimed she “started” the Jeff Beitzel Foundation in her Bravo blog, and then claimed she “created” the foundation on her myspace page. Not sure why Gretchen feels the need to lie or embellish something like this. She should have just said, proceeds from her song will be donated to the Leukemia Society in honor in Jeff. This isn’t the first time the OC star has been caught in a lie. She first denied ever being romantically involved with Jay Photoglou, before incriminating photos of the duo were leaked all over the web.

TELL US – DO YOU THINK GRETCHEN PURPOSELY TRIED TO MISLEAD THE PUBLIC?

UPDATE: A screenshot of the email sent to our reader is below, click the read more button.

UPDATE #2 – The following statement was issued by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) :

“In conversations that took place last year between Gretchen Rossi and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) there was  a  miscommunication   concerning the establishment of a Jeff Beitzel Memorial Fund.   A  fund  has  not been set up by LLS  and we apologize for any embarrassment this may have caused Miss Rossi.  The Leukemia  & Lymphoma Society  will work with Miss Rossi     to identify a researcher who will be named in Jeff Beitzel’s memory.  The funds previously raised and any additional funds , such as those that may be forthcoming from the sale of Miss Rossi’s song  on iTunes,   will be used to help support the LLS mission.   LLS appreciates the  effort put forth by Miss Rossi.”

Bethenny Frankel Wedding PictureJill Zarin NYC

Ok Magazine, which bought the exclusive rights to Bethenny Frankel’s wedding photos, has released the first picture of Bethenny as a bride. A bigger photo of this is below.

According to reports, the Real Housewives of NYC star wore a beautiful Amsale wedding gown during her wedding to Jason Hoppy at the prestigious Manhattan Four Seasons.  With good publicity also comes bad press, and the latest is a report claiming OK magazine only paid Bethenny $10,000 for her wedding photos.

The report claims, Bethenny’s people were requesting $100,000 from magazines wanting to publish the photos, but apparently no one was willing to pay that much so she had to settle for $10,000, and not the $25,000 fee that had been widely reported. Bethenny’s rep however denies the story, saying both the $10,000 and $25,000 amounts are false.

In other news, Bethenny’s former BFF Jill Zarin appeared on The Insider show yesterday and spoke out on the demise of her friendship with Bethenny, and not being invited to her wedding.  Jill even went as far as to refer to Bethenny’s wedding as “circus like.”

“I guess I wasn’t surprised I wasn’t invited, but I was hurt,” Jill says of Bethenny’s wedding, later adding, “I felt bad on Sunday. It was a rough day.”

And how did she feel about seeing pictures of her co-stars Alex McCord and Ramona Singer at the wedding? “I didn’t think that they were real friends in real life, but you know what I just think the whole thing was just a little bit circus like,” sniped Jill. Ouch.

As for why their friendship ended, Jill said, “For me it became toxic, she just started to get mean and go below the belt.”

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Bethenny Frankel Wedding Photo

Bethenny Frankel, star of the Real Housewives of NYC, tied the knot on Sunday with Jason Hoppy in a wedding estimated to have cost over $200,000.

The nuptials were filmed for Bethenny’s upcoming reality show – Bethenny’s Getting Married, and the Today Show reported yesterday that OK magazine has purchased the wedding images, so expect to see some exclusive images in this week’s issue.

The paparazzi was however present at the Four Seasons were the wedding took place, and were able to get photos of Bethenny and some of her guests before and after the event.

Her guests included castmates Alex McCord, Ramona Singer and “Today” show co-host Hoda Kotb.

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Bethenny and Jason

Bethenny Frankel has become a real “housewife!” The Real Housewives of New York City star tied the knot yesterday with Jason Hoppy.

Bethenny tweeted Monday morning, “I’m a real housewife! On way to honeymoon. best night of my life. your messages were so beautiful & sentimental. have a great week tweeps!”

As for the wedding details, the wedding took place Sunday afternoon at the Four Seasons Hotel in NYC. Guests included castmates Alex McCord, Ramona Singer and “Today” show co-host Hoda Kotb. Ramona told People.com, that the wedding was the “Rolls Royce of weddings!”

As we previously reported, Bethenny’s former BFF Jill Zarin was not invited. Jill has however wished Bethenny all the best in the press.

It has also been reported that the wedding ,which cost over an estimated $200,000 was paid for by Bravo, as it was filmed for Bethenny’s upcoming reality show – Bethenny’s Getting Married. Bethenny might have also gotten a deal with a magazine for the right to publish her wedding photos. Bidding for that was said to be around $25,000.

Bethenny, 39, met businessman Jason back in 2008. The two are expecting their first child in June.

No word yet on if Bethenny will now be known as Bethenny Hoppy.

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Michaele and Tareq Salahi

The DailyBeast is confirming that White House party crashers, Michaele and Tareq Salahi, will indeed appear on the Real Housewives of D.C.

According to the DailyBeast, all 12 episodes of the first season have been shot, including the one that shows the infamous party crash. And the DailyBeast confirms what we have suspected all along, that it would be practically impossible for Bravo to edit out the Salahis as they had been filming for months, before their infamous party crashing incident.

The DC series is expected to debut in July, right after the Real Housewives of New Jersey, and yes the Bravo cameras were on hand to capture the party crashing moment.

Click Here To Read More About Michaele and Tareq Salahi!

A source close to the series reveals that Bravo executives were more than relieved to learn the Salahis wouldn’t be prosecuted, though the incident did cause presidential Social Secretary Desiree Rogers to lose her job.

Bravo is apparently trying to keep this story under wraps for moment. The Salahis are however expected to do an interview with Today Show’s Matt Lauer on May 27.

TELL US – YAH OR NAY ON HAVING THE SALAHIS ON THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DC?

Real Housewives of New Jersey

Hide your tables! Bravo has announced the second season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey will return on May 3rd.

And based on the video preview below, this new season will not disappoint. As for what we can expect, well the infamous hair pulling incident that occurred during a fight between Danielle Staub, Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita will be shown. Danielle ended up pressing charges against Jacqueline’s daughter, Ashley Holmes, for yanking out her hair extensions.

We also get to see the birth of Teresa’s fourth daughter, the debut of Danielle’s daughter, Christine Staub, on the catwalk at New York Fashion show, plus a trip by most of the women to Venice, Italy. Oh yeah, there are also stripper poles, police officers, and some boxing.

The Video Preview is below:

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