According to a new report, not all reality stars are raking in the dough when it comes to their books.
The HollywoodReporter reported last week that Bethenny Frankelis the most successful of them all. Not only did she sell her Skinnygirl alcohol line for $120 million, but both of her first two books – which made the New York Bestseller list – sold a combined total of 480,000 copies!
New Jersey Housewife Teresa Giudice’s first cookbook – Skinny Italian – was also a hit as she sold over 100,000 copies.
Other Bravo housewives didn’t have as much luck starting with Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes whose memoir ‘Never Make the Same Mistake Twice‘ flopped pretty badly. Nene’s book sold 10,000 copies according to the Perez Hilton blog.
Also flopping were Jill Zarin andDanielle Staub, as their books reportedly sold fewer than 10,000 copies each. The Jersey Shore reality stars didn’t fare much better as Snooki’s book sold 35,000 copies with The Situation’s book only selling 15,000 copies.
TELL US – ARE YOUR SURPRISED TO SEE MOST OF THESE BOOKS FLOPPED?
In what can only be described as a match made in famewhore heaven, three of the most popular attention-whoring reality stars gathered together for lunch Monday afternoon in Los Angeles, and of course there were cameras around to film it all.
Former angry Bachelor contestant Jake Pavelka, former Real Housewives of New Jersey prostitution whore Danielle Staub, and former The Hills mannequin Heidi Montag, all pictured above, have reportedly joined forces to film a new reality show.
According to reports, the untitled show being filmed for the VH1 network will follow the z-list reality stars as they attempt to get help for their addiction to fame? No! Of course not! They will attempt to open up a new restaurant in just 28 days!
“They are revamping a restaurant from the ground up,” says a source on the set of the new reality series to PEOPLE. “They started shooting this past weekend.”
Danielle recently tweeted, “I’m working on a project. Let you know soon what and with whom!! Xxoo.” Jake also tweeted on Tuesday, “Crazy fun day of shooting!” No word yet on what happened to Jake being a “pilot.”
And it gets even better as there are three more cast members joining the above “stars” on the show. They are Ashley Dupre – aka the world’s most famous call-girl, plus Three 6 Mafia rappers DJ Paul and Juicy J.
More photos below.
TELL US – THOUGHTS? SIMILAR TO A TRAIN WRECK, YOU SORTA HAVE TO WATCH NO?
UPDATE – VH1 announced on April 20 that the reality show is titled Famous Food and will debut in the fall.
“All the housewives and husbands took off on Sunday for Punta Cana,” said a source. “It’s a fun trip with friends and family.”
Radar adds that the housewives left their kids behind for this trip, and that Bravo is on hand to film the vacation for season 3. Scary Island 2 anyone?
Meanwhile, some fans are now wondering if Dina Manzo, who quit the show midway through season 2, might be returning based on a recent tweet she made.
“Filming a secret “project” for Bravo today…this should be fun!” tweeted Dina on Monday. However, it’s likely the filming wasn’t for the NJ housewives as Dina revealed a while back that while she wasn’t returning to the Real Housewives of NJ, she was indeed planning a return to TV.
And finally, weeks after Teresa Giudice jokingly stated she actually missed Danielle Staub’s presence on the NJ Housewives, Danielle is now firing back via a new interview with Popeater, making it clear the “the feeling isn’t mutual.”
“I am so happy with my life after leaving ['Housewives']. It wasn’t funny to me. It was very painful,” says Danielle, the current host of Wealth TV’s ‘Social.’ “I’m really happy in my life,” she says. “I have so much that I’ve just begun to do.”
For starters, controversial housewife Danielle Staub will not be returning, and that is a-okay with Caroline Manzo, who threatened to leave the show if Bravo allowed Danielle to come back.
The HollywoodLife caught up with bothAndy Cohenand Caroline this week and they both seem to agree on one thing. “Without Danielle, it’ll be great!” Andy said.
“People worry that the show won’t be what it was. I’m glad it’s not what it was,” Caroline stated. “Now, it’s drama that’s memorable.” Caroline also confirms there will be some new housewives this season, reportedly Melissa Gorga (Teresa Giudice’s sister-in-law) and Kathy Wakile (Teresa’s first cousin).
“There’s a couple of new faces,” Caroline reveals. “It’s a very different dynamic this year. It’s a lot of fun.”
And despite reports that the third season finished filming last December, Andy states that “Jersey is filming right now,” adding that “it’s going really well.”
“It’s the best it ever was,” Caroline finalizes. And in a separate interview with E! Online, Caroline reveals that she doesn’t miss her sister Dina Manzo on the show because she gets to see Dina in real life, while also hinting at some drama with Teresa according to E!.
“Oh Teresa! You’re gonna have to watch and see, there’s a tremendous dynamic going on,” Caroline said. “My beautiful daughter and sons are doing great, they’re loves lives come into play. Interesting things go on this year.”
Bravo has yet to officially announce the premiere date for season 3 but all signs point to sometime in May.
As for Danielle, who is rumored to be working on a spinoff reality show about her personal life, her new show called ‘Social’ premiered on Wealth TV days ago and according to our reader ZOSO666, the show is a train wreck. “It is awful. I want my 1/2 hour back but I had to watch it. She is like the white trash version of Robin Leach. I don’t suspect it should last too long,” added Zoso. Ouch!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CAROLINE & ANDY’S INTERVIEWS? DO YOU PREDICT SEASON 3 WILL BE THE BEST SEASON EVER? DID YOU WATCH DANIELLE’S NEW SHOW?
In the brief interview, Teresa also discusses her feelings on Danielle Staub, the infamous shoving of Andy Cohen at the reunion show and her other projects in the works such as opening up a new restaurant.
On Former Costar Danielle Staub – “She would say things that were not nice like ‘don’t call me honey,’ like really? My reaction was is bitch better? You know, like for instance the table flip, she said to me ‘pay attention please,’ like who are you to tell me to pay attention. Are you serious?” Teresa added, “Like you can’t just expect to say whatever you want to people. You’re going to get a reaction out of them.”
Feelings On Danielle Today – “You know, like I have no grudges to hold towards Danielle. You know, I wish her all the best,” said Teresa. So is she happy Danielle isn’t coming back for the third season? “It didn’t phase me at all. To tell you the truth, I kind of miss her,” replied Teresa with a laugh.
On Shoving Andy Cohen - “I mean I love him. It was not something I meant to do. I think he got in the middle or something and you know, at that moment…” When asked if Andy was surprised at how strong she was, Teresa replied, “Yes he was. He was like ‘wow you’re strong.’ I have good guns.” And by guns, she meant her arms.
On Season 3 & Sis-in-law Melissa Gorga Joining The Cast – “Well you’re going to have to watch and see. I’m definitely going to be on.” Teresa coyly added, “If anything, I had to go see a lot more family. Let’s say that.”
On Other Projects - Teresa revealed she’s coming out with her second book in May called Fabulicious, calling the new book “straight up Italian.” Teresa also shared she and hubby Joe Giudiceare opening up a new restaurant, something she called “a great Italian restaurant.”
Bravo has yet to officially announce the premiere date of Real Housewives of New Jersey season 3 but it’s expected to debut sometime in May.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON TERESA’S INTERVIEW? ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO A SEASON 3 OF THE JERSEY HOUSEWIVES?
Despite winning a $260,000 ruling against his former business partner Joe Giudice for forging his name on a $1 mil mortgage loan and then pocketing the money, it seems Joe Mastropoleis not too optimistic he will be able to retrieve a penny of the amount owed to him.
In a new interview with RadarOnline, Mastropole feels his ruling is bittersweet because he doesn’t believe Teresa Giudice, star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey and her hubby Joe will cough up the money. In fact, Mastropole refers to Joe’s money as “untraceable.”
“I’m disappointed because she’s [Teresa] the one making income and his money is fraudulent, untraceable and untaxed,” Mastropole told Radar.“She’s the only one bringing money in right now… You can’t really go after him.”
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem Mastropole will be able to go after Teresa either as a judge dismissed the fraud claims made against her last December.
As reported yesterday, Judge Morris Stern ruled that the money owed to Mastropole be excepted from the Guidice’s $11 million bankruptcy discharge. “Even though I’m an exception to his discharge, I think his money is untraceable so it will be hard for me to recover any debt,” added Mastropole.
In other NJ news, the Luxist is reporting that former NJ Housewife Danielle Staub’s new show will be making it’s debut Wednesday, February 9th on Wealth TV.
It seems the show, titled ‘Social,’ will follow Danielle as she tours the home of wealthy Z-listers. Four episodes of the show have been shot with the network planing two seasons of the show — a total of 26 episodes. In each episode, Danielle will introduce viewers to a “celebrity” with a tour of their home.
One of the “celebrities” that will appear on this season is said to be Ivan L. Wilzig. And no, we’ve never heard of him either. As a matter of fact, we don’t even know what a Wealth TV is. Seriously, what is this network? I have Direct TV, do I have it? Do you all have it? Does anyone have it? Does it exist? Anyone? Help anyone?
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE COMMENTS MADE BY JOE’S FORMER BUSINESS PARTNER? DO YOU HAVE WEALTH TV? WILL YOU BE WATCHING DANIELLE’S NEW SHOW?
After it was reported earlier this year that Melissa had signed on to join the cast of Real Housewives of New Jersey, sources immediately informed us that the two ladies do not get along – at all. In fact, just two months ago, it was reported that Teresa and her hubby Joe Giudice started a brawl at the christening ceremony of Melissa’s son. Joe reportedly punched Teresa’s brother/Melissa’s husband Joe Gorga, leading to an all out fight between the men and some other party guests.
According to RadarOnline, the two sister-in-laws seem to have put the bad blood behind them, well at least for now. The above photo was taken at Melissa’s Christmas party which took place on Saturday night. “Teresa may have ignored some guests,” said a source. “But Melissa and Teresa got along great and had a lot of fun dancing together.”
Also in attendance at the party was Jacqueline Laurita and hubby Chris, Caroline and Al Manzo, Kim G., and the other new NJ housewife Kathy Wakile, who happens to be Teresa’s first cousin.
All signs point to this party marking the end of filming for the Real Housewives of NJ’s 3rd season. Melissa also tweeted the following this morning – “Time to wrap……..” Perhaps she’s just referring to wrapping gifts. From what we have heard, the 3rd season of the NJ Housewives will be explosive! With a lot of drama that will have you saying Danielle who? Bravo has yet to officially announce the airing date.
In other NJ news, Danielle Staub continues her attempt to stay relevant in the press. The latest is an interview with RadarOnline, in which she reveals her new year’s resolution is to have her former NJ costars “stop being mean girls!”
She adds, “Collectively stop being mean girls and resolve to be nice to everyone. Period. There is a much better existence.” Danielle also claims “I tried to [make amends] when I said goodbye at the reunion, when I walked away and quit.” Umm shouldn’t she be busy filming her “spin-off show?” More photos from the party below.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON TERESA & MELISSA? ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THE 3RD SEASON OF THE NJ HOUSEWIVES AS MUCH AS WE ARE?
It seems the self proclaimed Susan Lucci of reality television will not be disappearing anytime soon, much to the dismay of many.
The HollywoodLife is reporting today that Danielle Staub, former star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, has signed a deal with VH1 to film a pilot for her upcoming spin-off reality show. You know, the one that will be focusing on her personal life, career, family etc.
The way it usually works is if VH1 likes the pilot of her spin-off show, they will then pick it up for a full season.
“VH1 has picked up her show and they are almost done with negotiations,” a “source” tells HollywoodLife. “They haven’t started filming yet, but they will soon!”
In other Danielle news, she has now released her new music video for her song “Cry.” The video, posted below, is apparently meant to bring attention to domestic violence. Enjoy -