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Kelly Bensimon headed to Washington D.C. to promote her new book “I Can Make You Hot”.

The former Real Housewives of New York City star held a book signing at A BAR at Avenue Suites on Pennsylvania Avenue.  Showing their support of Kelly’s venture – Real Housewives of DC stars Lynda Erkiletian and Mary Amons

We’ve shared a few pieces of advice from Kelly’s book below.

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The Real Housewives of DC
It’s a wrap… officially.

Two weeks after RadarOnline first broke the news, Bravo has now confirmed the Real Housewives of DC has been canceled, making this the first time ever the network has canceled a housewives franchise.

“We had an amazing season and we told stories that were unique to any other in the franchise,” Bravo’s Andy Cohen told the Washington Post on Thursday. “I wish all our DC Wives the best and hope to work with them again in another capacity.”

Below are some reactions from the DC Housewives -

Stacie Turner – “The past 18 months has truly been an amazing adventure! Thanks so much for your support. The best is yet to come…….” she tweeted.

Mary Amons – “Bittersweet day, memorable fun ride w/ @catommanney @THErealLyndaDC @stacieturnerdc & the Bravo family! Exciting projects ahead! #staytuned,” tweeted Mary.

Lynda Erkiletian – “we are too dignified ! LOL ..its not a bad thing! Xo L,” she tweeted.

Cat Ommaney – “So the milk was spilt,and we cried over it..(meow meow) and then the next show..mmm well thats going to be ‘creme de la creme’!!..” tweeted Cat.

As for Michaele Salahi, she promises her next project will be “wild and entertaining,” perhaps referring to her upcoming appearance on Celebrity Rehab.

While the DC Housewives averaged decent ratings, 1.4 million viewers, it didn’t quite compare to its counterparts, for example the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills which averaged over 2 million viewers for its freshman season. It seems the final straw for Bravo was the report that the DC Housewives had banded together and refused to do the show if the controversial Michaele was allowed back on by the network which wanted her to return.

Michaele also spoke to PEOPLE, confirming that her castmates did indeed want her off the show. “I sort of knew this was going to happen,” Michaele tells PEOPLE. “The other women didn’t want me back on the show, and [Bravo executive] Andy [Cohen] stood his ground and said there wouldn’t be a show without me on it. I’m grateful to him for that.”

This cancellation of the DC housewives could also spell trouble for the Real Housewives of Miami, which averaged a poor 1.1 million viewers this season.

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Following the airing of the first season, which was met with controversy and so-so ratings, the big question has remained will the Real Housewives of DC be returning for a second season?

Well, that answer is now a strong maybe according to Bravo’s own Andy Cohen. The Crushable website reports that during Andy’s recent appearance on the Live With Regis & Kelly show a little over a week ago, he revealed that Bravo would like the DC Housewives to come back for a second season but under one condition – that is with Michaele Salahi returning to the show. Wowzers!

According to Crushable, Andy admitted Bravo was “in negotiations” to bring back Real Housewives of DC but added that while the network wants Michaele back on the show, the other four housewives do not. In fact, they have reportedly banded together and refused to work with her.

Mary Schmidt Amons, Cat Ommaney, Lynda Erkiletian, and Stacie Turner reportedly tried to negotiate as a group, similar to what some of the Real Housewives of New Jersey did when they wanted to get Danielle Staub off the show.

It appears, the question now is does Bravo think the Real Housewives of DC is worth watching without the party crashing and compulsive lying of the Salahis? We can’t help but wonder if the DC Housewives will end up being another Real Housewives of Miami without the Salahis.

Meanwhile, Stacie’s husband Jason Turner recently commented on a previous story we did about Stacie traveling to Nigeria to meet her birth father and family.

In the story, we questioned whether the camera crew pictured with Stacie was from Bravo, and according to Jason, it was not. In the comment, made just two weeks ago, Jason also voiced uncertainty regarding a second season of the show. Part of Jason’s comment below -

“Contrary to popular opinion, we photographed and filmed this trip entirely on our own, since we feel like our (Stacie’s) family story couldn’t be “owned” by anyone but Stacie. So we partnered with Silverbird Group, one of the largest media companies in Africa, who provided a full film crew that chronicled over 30 hours of high def footage as we visited Lagos, Abuja, the Nigerian capital, as well as Owerri, which is in the southeast part of the country, where we met her birth family. As I write this, we don’t know what the future holds as far as a Season 2, but HW or not, we look forward to sharing what is an emotional, beautiful, provocative, intriguing, and super surprising story of one person’s search to discover something deeper about themselves.”

You can read Jason’s full comment by clicking here.

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Salahism – (n) 1. a condition of, or pertaining to total self-centeredness; 2. A mental state; characterized by absolute pre-occupation with oneself and/or self-interests. See also: narcissism.

With that out of the way, the Real Housewives of DC reunion part 2 starts out with the worse half of the gruesome twosome coming on to the stage.

Tareq immediately takes on his victim plight, stating that he is disappointed in the others for not believing Michaele’s BS MS tale. Lynda makes a valid point when she wants to know why it took a book for them to release the information. Better yet, I want to know how Michaele filmed a reality show for months without a mention of this illness or any indication she had this illness.

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With the first season of the Real Housewives of DC officially ending tonight, we thought, what better way to send them off than posting their “before they were famous” photos!

Above is the one and only Mary Schmidt Amons with now husband Rich Amons. More old school photos of the DC ladies below, including Stacie Turner on her wedding day, a young Michaele Salahi, a younger foxy Cat Ommanney, and Lynda Erkiletian way before the botox.

Coming up tonight is the part 2 of the DC Housewives reunion. Part 1 ended with the ladies objecting to Tareq Salahi’s presence without their spouses. A Bravo press release states “the men of D.C. join their ladies on the couch and things get heated as they confront Tareq Salahi about breaking the “guy code.” The reunion show airs at 9/8c on Bravo.

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Rosemary Holt, mother of Michaele Salahi of the Real Housewives of DC, is now speaking out in defense of her daughter.

In an interview with RadarOnline, Rosemary has some fighting words for Michaele’s co-stars following the Thursday reunion episode.

Rosemary described watching the reunion show as “heartbreaking,” stating that Michaele, 44, who she refers to as Missy, warned her ahead of time. “Miss said to me, ‘Mom, be prepared,’ and I see her not looking good on the show either. Physically I can see the strain in her face. What I encouraged her to do is ‘Miss, don’t get to their level,’” she said.

“I wish it would have been a nicer show,” she added. “Every single one of them [the Housewives shows] always has one [person] that gets more abuse than the others.” Rosemary even went as far as giving her opinion of each of the DC Housewives -

On Cat: “[She’s been] cruel. She wants that attention and who does she pick on?… My relatives call me and talk in Florida and New York. Cat wants the position that Missy has and I believe it… She needs to go back to England. She’s representing that country very poorly here. Very, very poorly.”

On Lynda: “She is a poor excuse for a mother too. Lynda rides the middle of the road most of the time in my opinion, she tries to play both sides.”

On Stacie: “Stacie is at least civil at times and if she doesn’t join the group I feel then she could be an outcast.”

On Mary: Rosemary claims Michaele recommended Lynda and Mary for the show. “When she was first interviewed for this she recommended some of the ladies—Lynda and Mary. I started watching it a year ago last March. I said ‘Miss, you don’t want to see this, you will be the one that they abuse!”

And when it comes to Michaele and husband Tareq Salahi’s financial troubles, Rosemary makes certain to take any blame away from her daughter. “It’s not Michaele and Tareq. Tareq started the Polo. Missy’s name as far as I know is not on paper, is only associated with him with her being as she always says, ‘I’m the fluff’ who walks around and greets everybody. Financially, Missy has no knowledge of the Polo game,” said Rosemary.

Rosemary also claims Michaele did not marry Tareq for his money. Apparently Michaele signed a prenup before marrying Tareq (his mother insisted), and she had her own money from her years as a makeup artist according to Rosemary. “She had her own assets. She had quite a bit of money going on that she earned on her own,” she said.

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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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It all ends tonight! The first season of the Real Housewives of DC that is.

Airing tonight is the reunion show during which the ladies will finally get to confront the Salahis on their many lies and BS. One can only hope the reunion stage has no back door or garage exit for which the Salahis will try to use in an attempt to escape taking any responsibility for their actions.

A Bravo press release reveals, “The ladies hold nothing back as they discuss Cat’s rocky marriage, Michaele’s recent admission that she battles Multiple Sclerosis, Stacie’s continuing search for her birth father and more. The men of D.C. join their ladies on the couch and things get heated as they confront Tareq Salahi about breaking the “guy code.”

Hosted by Bravo’s Andy Cohen, some of the most burning questions are answered: What is the state of Cat’s marriage? Which of the wives set up Lynda and Ebong to meet? Was Michaele really a Redskins cheerleader? What do the women really think of Tareq? Does Stacie think Cat is a racist? As well as a Housewives staple – who’s gotten Botox? And of course, we get even further into what exactly happened on the night of the White House State Dinner.”

Also on tonight’s episode of WWHL, all of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which premieres tonight, will be guests on the show.

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