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Bethenny Frankel with Baby Bryn

Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel is showing off her new bundle of joy in the newest issue of PEOPLE magazine.

The 39 year-old reality star, who is married to Jason Hoppy, delivered her baby girl Bryn two weeks ago, about a month early from her due date. Bryn Casey Hoppy, who was born via c-section, weighed a tiny 4 lbs. 12 oz.

The baby is said to have spent four days in the hospital before coming home, healthy and happy. Bryn is named after Jason’s older brother Bryan, who died in a car accident 19 years ago.

It’s miraculous,” says Bethenny. “I’d barely even held a baby before. I didn’t have that maternal instinct… until now.”

“We didn’t know anything about kids,” continued Bethenny. “Now we can’t believe we could have possible missed this.”

You can read more about Bethenny and her new baby in this week’s issue of PEOPLE magazine. Below are more photos of Baby Brynn via PEOPLE. YOU CAN CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO MAKE IT BIGGER


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Must say after three weeks of watching the new season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, I am simply not impressed. Compared to the Real Housewives of NYC, the show seems to be falling flat and the Danielle drama is getting very old. Will touch more on this later.

But on to the recap of last night’s episode. First we get a quick rehash of Jacqueline’s argument with her teenage daughter Ashley Holmes, who is now living on her own. Jacqueline is in a tough spot with parenting Ashley because Ashley is now an “adult” and no longer living under her roof. I can’t help but feel that had Jacqueline done a better job with parenting Ashley earlier on, things would be better between them now. Jacqueline herself has admitted to making parenting errors with Ashley. This also brings up a point that I feel strongly about which is that just because a kid turns 18, doesn’t really make them an adult and ready to be on their own. A girl like Ashley should still be living at home in my opinion. I’m guessing Jacqueline might be helping her financially in some shape or form. Perhaps cutting her off financially until she stops being rude would help her straighten up.

Moving on to Danielle who receives flowers from Jacqueline congratulating her daughter Christine on her modeling debut. You can see some modeling shots of Christine below. Jacqueline has stated in an earlier episode that her husband does not want her befriending Danielle, but for some reason Danielle is persistent on becoming BFFs with Jacqueline again and even decides to leave her a scolding message, accusing her of not being her own woman.

One thing I really want to touch on is Danielle’s parenting skills and why she insists on involving her innocent children in her drama and in adult issues. This started in the premiere episode when she took her kids along a car ride to stalk Caroline’s event. Her kids looked and acted embarrassed. And then last night, her youngest daughter, who once again looked mortified, asked to be excused as Danielle decided to call Jacqueline. And once again, Danielle decided to unload her adult drama onto her young daughter. Does this woman not have any friends? Involving her children in her drama is simply wrong and unnecessary. Poor kids. I’m really curious to know more about the man who decided to marry Danielle and make her the mother of his children. Danielle’s ex-husband’s name is Thomas Staub or Gerald Staub. If anyone knows anything about him or has a photo, please feel fee to email us at Realitytea@yahoo.com.

And how amazing was it last week when Christine Staub was photographed by Gilles Bensimon, the ex-husband of Kelly Bensimon of the NYC Housewives? I found that interesting for some reason considering Gilles has never made an appearance on the NYC Housewives. By the way the photos of Christine from the Daily Front Row magazine can be seen below.

Something else that robbed me the wrong way was a joke or non-joke Danielle made during an earlier episode about Christine being able to help her financially with her modeling career. Just wrong, wrong, and more wrong. Putting that kind of pressure on a 15 year-old girl is wrong and disgusting. There’s a good chance that Christine, despite being very gorgeous,, might not make it in the modeling world, so why even say that kind of thing? It’s become rather obvious that Danielle sees her daughters as meal tickets as she is also pushing her 12 year-old to get into the music industry, even calling her the next Miley Cyrus. Plus is it just me or does Danielle seem to be living vicariously through Christine’s new found career?

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New Jersey Housewives

Tonight marks the all new 3rd episode of the second season of the  Real Housewives of New Jersey. In case you’re wondering, the above picture is from last year.

The drama rages on when Danielle accuses Jacqueline of not being her own woman and standing up to her family.  Meanwhile, a very pregnant Teresa and a determined Danielle are ecstatic to see their daughters modeling in New York Fashion Week. But Danielle’s daughter Christine is not 100 percent prepared to walk down the runway.

You will have to tune in to see if a mishap unfolds and costs both Christine and Danielle a future in fashion.  We will also be seeing Teresa’s husband, Joe, being mean to their then 8-year-old daughter Gia.

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Millions of viewers saw Kelly Bensimon, star of the Real Housewives of New York City officially lose her mind during Thursday night’s episode, and for a minute, it seemed Kelly realized she came across as crazy as she claimed to be “embarrased” by her behavior in her bravo blog.

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Fast forward to a few hours later and it seems her other personality felt differently, as she took to her twitter to post some rather insane rants, even blaming Bethenny and editing for how she came across Thursday night. The lowlight of her rants came when she accused Bethenny of exploiting her father’s death for ratings.

“Anyone that blames me, needs to look at themselves. Would u ever exploit a family member’s death for ratings? Think twice, then tweet.”

The above was posted on Kelly’s twitter Friday along with some other crazy rants to fans of the show.

“now i know how nancy kerrigan felt. that’s insight into the “SCAREY ISLAND” you have no clue what really went down.”

For all the haters, I feel sorry for you, It must be hard. projection is a form of deflection. Do somethin nice for someone else.”

Haters I cannot comment on “storylines”. Keep it real, for me. Bad acting does not equal real. Ugh.”

she[Bethenny] hates me for i wont play her game. i like pioneers/mavericks who empower and explore.”

I am emabarrassed that all of you #rhnyc fans are being so rude. Watch snl lawrence welk and laugh a little. You guys need it.”

i am not judging i am drawing attention to lies. it is creepy to exploit the death in a family on tv. full stop, vile.”

lets make”CREEPY” teeshirts. everyone knows someone who does something creepy. lets make them and sell them for charity. do it.”

There are some more rants about how everybody on the show is acting and she being the only authentic one on the show. She then goes on to say that she thought these ladies were her real friends. But Kelly, if everyone on the show is acting out scenes, then why would you consider them your real friends?

So to summarize Kelly’s behavior, she’s irrational, delusional, paranoid, and has crazy mood swings. Roid rage? Perhaps any mental health specialist reading this can help make a diagnosis because her recent behavior is quite puzzling. And let’s not forget she plead no contest last year to physically assaulting her ex-boyfriend, Nicholas Stefanov. She gave him a black eye and sliced his cheek during an arguement. She received community service.

Here’s to hoping Kelly gets help, and steps away from twitter and all tv cameras.

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It seems Jill Zarin of the Real Housewives of New York City is determined to make it on the D list, whether we like it or not.  First she spent last summer befriending Z-list stars such as Michael Lohan and Jon Gosselin.

That didn’t seem to work out too well for her, but you know what they say – If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again.  Well our good ol Jill is now trying her luck again, and this time it’s with the mother of Pop star Britney Spears.

According to PEOPLE, Lynne Spears had a girls night out this week in Manhattan and invited was none other than Jill Zarin, who then took the time to leak this story to PEOPLE and even found time to make herself available for an exclusive interview about her new found friendship with Lynne. Ah that crafty Jill!

“I met Lynne a few years ago backstage with [my daughter] Ali at Britney’s concert at the Meadowlands [Sports Complex in New Jersey], we just connected and we kept in touch,” said Jill to PEOPLE. “When Lynne comes to town we try to meet and catch up. She called me a couple of months ago and said she was coming to New York.”

Jill also made sure to talk about Lynne’s kids and their well being.  “We talked about Mother’s Day, what we got, about New Orleans, about traveling,” says Jill of their dinner. “Her kids are doing fantastic. Her grandkids are her life. She looks amazing. She’s in amazing shape; she works out. She was really happy.”

Gotta love this woman, she is relentless.  And in case you’re wondering, Lynne did not speak a word to the press about her dinner or friendship with Jill.

Moving right along to Jill’s underdog.  According to E! Online, we unfortunately haven’t heard the last of Countess LuAnn de Lesseps‘ singing.  The Countess signed a deal this week with indie dance music label Ultra Records, and is apparently working on releasing a full album.

When asked about singing way off key in this week’s episode of the NYC Housewives, the Countess had the following to say:  “In life, we don’t always hit the ‘high note’ but I wanted to go out and do my best because I have always loved to sing.”  Good to see LuAnn doing something she loves albeit at the expense of our eardrums.

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Being on a reality show like the Real Housewives of New York City is a pretty tough task and not for everyone. In my opinion, there are three main criteria in which one should absolutely not take part in anything “reality tv.” A – If you’re insane, B – If you’re crazy, and C – If you’re emotionally unstable. And when you happen to fall under all of the above, then you should absolutely under any circumstances not put your life on television. Unfortunately for Kelly Bensimon, the damage has been done. More on Kelly later.

Now onto to the recap in what is absolutely without a doubt the best episode EVER from the Bravo housewives franchise.

LuAnn – Fortunately for LuAnn, this had to be the episode where Kelly went bat sh*t crazy, thus taking most of the attention way from her tragic singing. And how much did she pay this producer to literally just lie to her over and over and over? After the whole Kim Zolciak singing debacle, I cannot grasp why someone who can’t hold a note would want to humiliate themselves on national television. It’s quite baffling to me. And while the end result of her song sounds decent, I can’t help but feel she is about two decades behind in her music. Perhaps she could have had a big hit in the early 90s.

Now onto the trip. We get to see Ramona and Sonja leave for the bachelorette trip to St John. While in the car, Ramona mentions that she is not surprised Jill decided to skip the trip because the trip is “not about her,” and when it’s not about Jill, she doesn’t like to participate. And of course since Jill isn’t going, her lapdog/underdog LuAnn won’t make it either.

The ladies finally all land in St. John and we find out Bethenny has just buried her father and is a bit raw emotionally. Almost immediately Kelly begins to unravel. Buckle up for the ride folks cause it’s a whole lot of crazy coming up!

The ladies are riding in a car on the way to their yacht and Kelly mentions she doesn’t eat pretzels because she does not eat processed foods. Okay makes sense, that is until she mentions her love for gummi worms, okay no longer making sense. Ramona asks her if she’s six, and Bethenny comments in her interview that “Gummi bears don’t come from the vine, those aren’t bears you see in the Bronx zoo.” In her interview, Alex also feels the NEED to mention that this is the first time she’s taken a non business trip without her kids since she became a mother. Thanks for sharing Alex, I’m a better person for knowing that lil tidbit.

Right away, you start to see the tension between Bethenny and Kelly, I would say most of it coming from Kelly, who seemed to have a bone to pick with Bethenny. Bethenny on this trip seemed more quiet and subdued, for Bethenny standards at least, so it was interesting to see Kelly keep escalating the tension. I would say Kelly was the “aggressor” this go around.

The ladies put on their bikinis and it’s time to eat. Not Crazy – Kelly shares she doesn’t like to eat in a bikini, and then goes on to get a cover up. Crazy – Kelly completely losing it once the ladies started talking about Jill. While it’s understandable that Kelly does not want to talk about Jill behind her back, she should have voiced that and then kept quiet. Trying to control what the ladies felt and said about Jill made no sense. Kelly reveals that she’s “normal” and the rest are “abnormal.” Bethenny tries to explain  some things to her, during which Kelly declares that she doesn’t care. Fair enough, to which Bethenny tells her she shouldn’t comment if she doesn’t care. Good advice considering Sonja was just as well sitting there, keeping quiet because she didn’t want to join in on the Jill convo. Kelly then makes her 2nd moronic comment of the night, when she accused the ladies of making “lemons out of lemonades.” Uh what Kelly? Bethenny explains to her that what she meant to say was “making a mountain out of a mole hill” as lemons out of lemonades means making something good out of something bad, which wouldn’t apply to the conversation being had at the moment.

Okay seriously, is this woman a complete and total moron? It’s quite baffling to me that someone her age could be this idiotic. Especially someone who claims to hold an English degree from the prestigious Columbia University. And by the way, it was revealed last year that she didn’t actually go to Columbia, but instead took classes at Columbia Extension College, something anyone can do. Bethenny said it best later on in this episode when she said Kelly is the most “unintelligent human being” she’s ever had the pleasure of being around. Couldn’t agree more. I’m pretty certain I’m losing brain cells just listening to her. I can’t even call her a bimbo. Her IQ would need to be about 100 points higher to be on bimbo status. She’s simply a moron.

Back to the recap. Kelly then continues to yell, and tries to make a grand exit through a closed glass door. While leaving, she snaps, “You guys are sick, it’s like you’re demented, see ya!” Ramona laments that Kelly doesn’t like to “feel” and I think she might have a point. Moments later, Kelly returns from her self imposed “time-out.” It’s so interesting to see Kelly being so loyal to Jill considering just how badly Jill treated her last year, especially at the reunion show. Something tells me had the tables been turned, Jill would have bad mouthed Kelly along with the ladies in a heartbeat.

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Tonight’s all new episode of the Real Housewives of New York City is going to be epic for two reasons.  First, the housewives go on a vacation and we get to see Kelly Bensimon really lose her cool.  As it that wasn’t good enough, we finally get to hear Countess LuAnn “singing” in the studio.

Coming up first tonight, we see the housewives (excluding Jill and her underdog LuAnn) take a housewives-style trip to St. John in celebration of Ramona’s upcoming vow-renewal.  Ramona surprises the ladies with a 5-star yacht as the accommodations. Things however take a bad turn when Kelly and Bethenny butt heads after Bethenny decides to open up about her father’s passing.

On the other side of town, Jill’s underdog has for some reason decided to embark on a music career and heads on to the studio to record her song – ‘Money Can’t Buy You Class or Talent.

A video of LuAnn “singing” in the studio is below. You can also click here to listen to the finished and heavily auto-tuned version. And oh yeah, LuAnn will be performing the song live tonight on Andy Cohen‘s late-night show Watch What Happens Live (11 p.m. EST).



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So what’s a gal to do when she is forced to fork over a check of 22k to her alleged stalker ex? Well if you’re Gretchen Rossi of the Real Housewives of Orange County, you pick yourself up and get right back to what you do best — hosting parties and doing paid appearances.

Gretchen, 32, hosted some parties in Las Vegas this weekend. First she appeared at the JET mirage nightclub on Friday, and then donned a bikini the next day before hitting up the Bare Pool Lounge where she is said to have relaxed with her friends and family. More photos of Gretchen below.

In other news, Bravo has announced it is now casting for the sixth season of the OC Housewives. According to their casting call, they are looking for “outgoing, exciting, strong, focused women who reside in Orange County and want to share their lives with us.”

This seems to be a negotiating ploy done by Bravo every year whenever it comes time to negotiate with the current housewives, as they never really pick their new housewives from the casting calls. Case in point, last season’s new housewife Alexis Bellino, was not picked from a casting call. She was recommended to the producers by Gretchen.

With that being said, more on the casting call is below. Audition at your own risk:

“We are looking for women who are “Housewives” in the present-day sense. They should be lively and energetic, with defined opinions and views. The women need to have busy lives, be involved with the community, have a strong work ethic, and an active social calendar. Most of all, these women need to be enjoying “the good life.” We love women who are self-confident and happy with whom they are. The women, their significant others and families must be open to sharing their experiences with the producers and the television audience.”

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