Photos below include: Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy out for a stroll; Real Housewives of Miami star Joanna Krupa protesting at DASH; Simon Van Kempen and Alex McCord attend an event; Phaedra Parks in NYC; Debbie Gibson and Aubrey O’Day at the Crystal Light launch; Peggy Tanous attends an event and many more!
Also featured: Pauly D, Giuliana Rancic and Bill Rancic, Dayana Mendoza, Coco Austin and Ice-T, Dee Snider, Tyra Banks, Lisa Lampanelli, Gene Simmons, Anita Gohari (Shahs of Sunset), Rachel Zoe, and so many more!
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Also below: Bethenny Frankel leaves her NYC apartment yesterday; Gretchen Rossi and Slade do some shopping in Beverly Hills; Kelly Bensimon at an event; Jill Zarin at a Macy’s event with Bawby;Brandi Glanville at a movie premiere with her kids; RHOM’s Adriana De Moura and Alexia Echevarria attend Lea Black’s annual gala; Kyle Richards arrives for a basketball game; and Adrienne and hubby Paul share an awkward sexy photo op! Plus, photos of Padma Lakshmi, Rachel Zoe& more!
Kim Kardashian,Khloe Kardashian, Coco, Snooki, JWoww, Kourtney Kardashian, Kendra Wilkinson, Maksim, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and more are also pictured below!
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Bravo is doing everything in its power to redeem the lackluster Real Housewives of Miami, which was a complete dud until the live reunion aired on WWHL. In fact, one could probably credit firecracker Adriana de Moura going head-to-head with former castmates Larsa Pippen and Christy Rice at that reunion for the network’s decision to bring back the floundering series.
Adriana is speaking out about what went wrong last year and explaining why this year will be a whole lot more action-packed. If that doesn’t smell of fabricated drama, I don’t know what does!
Adriana confirms the second season has been filming for a couple of weeks now and with a new production company things are going to be much spicier! “I always knew we would come back. Miami is such a destination that everyone wants to be a part of. We just needed the right elements to make it right. I knew given the right direction, right people and support, it was going to be a home run,” The ever-confident Adriana tells the NewTimes Miami. “I think we are in for the best season yet.”
As for why last season was as bland as can be, she blames two factors (ahem… Christ and Larsa). “I don’t want to point fingers. I think there were two people that ruined our chemistry. When people are dampers, it’s hard to make things happen. They affected the whole season.”
Adriana is well aware that her “performance” at the live reunion was the high point of the dismal season of Larsa talking about her nannies and she isn’t afraid to take credit where credit is due! “I am as real as they come. At the reunion, I was just fed up,” she explains.
“People just sat around, criticized and just brought the whole season down. I don’t deal with that whole mean girl, high school attitude. If you are going to criticize, at least bring it.”
One way Bravo is amping up the new season is by adding new castmates. Adriana confirms there are new additions. “We have a handful of new girls. Let’s say, more than two, less than five,” she teases. “We had half of Miami trying to get on this show after season one. I am proud to be a part of it.”
Rumors have already circulated that Joanna Krupa and Lisa Hochstein will join the cast after they were spotted filming scenes for the series. And now, rumors are circulating that Karent Sierra will be added!
Karent is a model, actress, spokesperson and… a dentist! Has there ever been a doctor among the Housewives? According to the Miami Herald, Dr. Karent Sierra–a Colgate Spokesperson who has a passion for being in the public eye–will be joining the ladies, and she is all about proving that she isn’t a famewhore with a low IQ! I guess she did make it through dental school…
Karent is also not a housewife! The dentist to the stars who boasts an impressive clientele among the Miami élite, is still very single, although she has been linked to actor Rodolfo Jimenez. Karent will be joining the line-up with her BFF (think a Lawrence Washington) who will be her partner in crime this season, Miami party-animal and nightlife regular Beau Beasley; who was spotted out with her Saturday night where she dished about joining the cast!
Interestingly, Karent already confirms she was put to the test in some pretend drama when the other ladies gave her the third degree over joining the show for the wrong reasons. Um… why else would anyone join a reality show if they weren’t, you know, interested in being in the public eye. Apparently the fact that Karent came into things with a publicist and is a doctor didn’t sit well with the other girls.
Karent, a former beauty queen who was a first runner-up in the 1993 Miss Florida USA pageant, isn’t worried about it though – she claims she has no plans to get into a trashy altercation and instead will “just kill ‘em with kindness!” We’ll see about that… Further confirming that Karent is joining the cast is a photo of her with the ladies of RHOM at the Southbeach Wine & Food Festival last month. A photo of Dr. Karent Sierra is below!
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Remember Real Housewives Of Miami? Of course you do – it was that show that wasn’t actually a Housewives show, but got put on the air when Andy Cohen realized when the fourth season of Real Housewives Of New York City wasn’t doing well, it was better to just put some new, unknown show on the air. While ratings for the season weren’t great and internet interest was not very high, the live reunion caused a stir and ended up reviving the show from the dead.
Currently, the cast is filming in Miami a second season and making a public spectacle of themselves. Having dropped basketball wives Cristy Rice and Larsa Pippen, the show has added model and Dancing With The Stars vet, Joanna Krupa, who lives in the area with her husband, club owner Romain Zago. In an interesting twist of fate, Romain, apparently, once refused to even entertain the idea of Jersey Shore filming in his precious nightclub, Mynt, when the producers for that show were scouting possible Miami locations.
It looks like Romain got over his attitude about reality shows infecting the air of his club; last week the Housewives crew was spotted not only filming there, but they caught Joanna and Romain in the middle of some drama.
An insider reveals to the Miami Herald that Joanna got into a tiff with the DJ spinning that night; “While miked last night, Joanna Krupa stood in front of the DJ’s booth, flipping him birds and cursing him out. Apparently the DJ had a rough break-up last year with Joanna’s sister. Romain ripped off his mic and stormed outside to try to cool off.”
However, don’t get your hopes up. Joanna may have been putting on an act for her new Bravo paycheck. The source also says there was some staging at Roman’s club behind the scenes, revealing “Apparently, they had a ‘staged’ employee meeting so that all can see how big a happy family they all are. Everybody who works there was of course rolling their eyes over the hypocrisy. Apparently even the silent investors made it in, which they never do, [but did it] just for the ruse.”
If the staging rumor is true, let’s hope everyone involved in this show has gotten some acting lessons.
Further confirming that Joanna is indeed a part of the cast, Marysol Pattonis pictured above with her alongside her sister Marta Krupa on March 2 during the Opening Night Gala for the World Premiere of “Mariachi Gringo” in Miami.
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No word yet on why Alexia is out – perhaps it has to do with her 13-year-old son Frankie who suffered a very serious car accident last summer that left him hospitalized for months. Alexia had previously stated she did not wish to have Frankie’s recovery and rehabilitation filmed for the series. Bravo also confirmed production on the new season is set to begin this month.
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According to a new report, the Bravo network is gearing up to officially announce that the Real Housewives of Miami has been renewed for a second season!
This news is not much of a surprise as cast member Adriana De Mourapretty much confirmed it last November. The Hollywood Reporter states that Bravo is also cleaning house behind the scenes, as the network has called in the big guns–production company Purveyors of Pop–to produce the new season.
Purveyors of Pop is the same company behind Bravo’s more successful Atlanta, New Jersey, and New York Housewives franchises, as well as Bethenny Ever After.
THR also confirms what Adriana stated, which is that not all of the season 1 cast members will be coming back. While THR doesn’t confirm who will be getting the boot, Adriana has revealed both Larsa Pippen and Cristy Rice will not be returning.
Indeed, a new report by the Miami Herald today states Bravo has already cast replacements for Larsa and Cristy! And one of those new housewives is reportedly model Joanna Krupa!
That name should ring a bell as Joanna, 32, appeared on the 9th season of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. As for Joanna’s link to Miami, she is engaged to Mynt nightclub owner Romain Zago.
The second addition to the cast is said to be Lisa Hochstein, wife of plastic surgeon Dr. Lenny Hochstein of the short-lived Bravo version of Nip/Tuck called Miami Slice. Photos of Joanna and Lisa are below!
Bravo is said to be currently doing a test shoot with the new cast members. “They’re filming with these new women to see if it makes it more watchable, which compared to the first season, shouldn’t be that hard,” reveals a TV insider. Ouch! As for Bravo, they are not confirming the news simply stating: “No decision has been made on The Real Housewives of Miami.”
The Herald also adds that Mama Elsa Patton played a big role in Bravo’s decision to give Miami another chance. The first season of the series was not only lackluster, but it also tanked in ratings, too. Just how bad did the Miami housewives do, you ask? Let’s just say the now canceledReal Housewives of DC had better ratings!
I do wonder if this franchise can be salvaged – perhaps Bravo might want to consider adding more than two new housewives. Or better yet, I’m still waiting on my dream franchise aka The Real Housewives of Dallas… Sigh.
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Dancing With the Stars alum Joanna Krupa seems to have no problems with nudity. The model is gracing the cover of December’s Playboy magazine, and has now posed nude once again for PETA. Joanna led a PETA protest Tuesday afternoon outside Barkworks, a Los Angeles pet store.
At the protest, Krupa also unveiled her racy new ad campaign for PETA. Titled “Be an Angel for Animals,” the campaign features an image of Krupa posing inside a cathedral wearing a pair of angel wings and covered only by a well-placed cross. The campaign supports PETA’s efforts to promote the adoption of homeless animals.
“You know, we’re trying to spread the word that breeding isn’t the way to go,” says Krupa in an exclusive PETA interview. “Somebody needs to put their foot down and stop this breeding and these puppy mills. [T]hey’re in these little tiny cages, and all they’re doing is breeding their whole life. It makes me so angry that our government doesn’t do anything about it. So I am!”
YOU CAN VIEW JOANNA’S CONTROVERSIAL PETA PHOTO HERE.