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Bringing you a special Real Housewives of Beverly Hills photo post today, as Taylor Armstrong and Dana Wilkey got together with some of their co-stars to host a domestic violence benefit for the 1736 Family Crisis Center’s 40th Anniversary.

Taylor volunteers for the organization and has claimed she will be donating a portion of her book proceeds to their efforts. The event took place at Dana’s home and in attendance were Kyle Richards, Adrienne Maloof, and Peggy Tanous. I’m not even sure what to think about Dana’s outfit and appearance!

I noticed her best friend forever Lisa wasn’t in attendance! Also, absent; Camille Grammer, who according to Dana’s Twitter was in Hawaii. Representing for Team Awesome was Dedra Whitt, Camille’s BFFL. “Camille was in Hawaii but she was missed,” Dana wrote.

The event was, of course, sponsored by Ciroc vodka, which frankly, I don’t approve of. “Thank you so much @Ciroc for supporting the 1736 Family Crisis Center with your sponsorship. We were so happy to have you at the event,” Taylor tweeted. American Idol alums, Ace Young and Diana Degarmo performed. I hope Ace didn’t write his own music this time…

More PHOTOS of Taylor and the gang from the event are below!

Moving on to Lisa Vanderpump, as after a season of bitter drama, she found herself in the crosshairs at the reunion when former friends, Kyle Richards and Adrienne Maloof, ganged up on her. Lisa has expressed reservations about signing on for a third season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, particularly because her spinoff may or may not happen. Well, apparently, if Lisa returns, she’s making sure the ladies play by her rules!

According to RadarOnline, the drama off-camera was far worse than anything Bravo caught on film, and the fall-out because of the reunion was epic. “Lisa is on the warpath and she’s ready to battle her co-stars,” a source revealed “Lisa told Kyle that she has to take sides now. That she’s either with Lisa or against her.”

Apparently, it’s all a game for the desperate for fame Lisa, who is interested in creating drama. “Lisa is trying to manipulate the other women on the show and she wants Kyle to be on her side and be her friend,” the source added. “And she’ll do anything she can to stir up the drama.” Interesting…

DO YOU BELIEVE THE ALLEGATIONS THAT LISA IS MANIPULATING THE WOMEN FOR DRAMA? IS SHE FORCING KYLE TO BE HER FRIEND FOR RATINGS? THOUGHTS ON TAYLOR AND DANA’S EVENT? DO YOU THINK CAMILLE WOULD HAVE COME?

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR PHOTOS OF THE LADIES AT THE BENEFIT!

The third season of Real Housewives of New Jersey got down right nasty, and the reunion pretty much goes down in history as the most insane and vitriolic reunion ever. Even worse than when Teresa Giudice pushed Andy Cohen while trying to go after Danielle Staub. No, last year’s reunion was worse as we saw family go head-to-head and longtime friends turn on each other.

Jacqueline Laurita famously sat out, opting to stay home and tweet instead of facing the questions in person. She has kept quiet about what her real motivations were for skipping the mayhem, and even claiming she was sick. Well, Jacs is finally speaking out about why she didn’t take part in C-List celebrity Deathmatch: The Bravo Edition!

“There were a lot of things going on. A lot of things behind the scenes, actually. It was a long build-up. There were a lot of things that got me to that breaking point,” Jacqueline explains to Ranu’s Reviews.

And she is confirming what all her twitter followers already knew – she had a breakdown! “I had like a little breakdown if you will. I just had enough of everything. I just didn’t want to be involved in anything. I just wanted to be alone. I went through something.”

Jacqueline admits she is no more excited about season four than she was about the reunion. Season four has already been filmed. “I have to say Season 4 was a very hard season for me. It was a little different on camera then the pressures I was getting off camera.”

“I always try to do the right thing by everybody and that’s what I always try to do but sometimes people don’t perceive things that way. It was really hard. I went through a really hard time with a lot of it,” she reveals.

As for what viewers can expect next season, she says a lot of changes! “There is a lot of relationship shifting. I think by the time the reunion comes out a lot will be explained,” Jacqueline concludes.

Moving on, Dina Manzo‘s image as the golden and charitable girl just sitting at home with her crystals and cats is about to be destroyed. Our source exclusively tells Reality Tea that Dina’s image, just like her friendship with Teresa, is all for show!

“Little Mrs Charity……is not who everyone thought she was,” our source asserts. “Dina’s social media image is SO farfetched from who the ‘real’ Dina is. Those who really know her just shake their heads and laugh.”

If you’re wondering if Dina and Caroline Manzo have patched things up, the answer is no. They’re still not speaking; nor is Dina speaking to Jacqueline. Many have wondered how Dina could continue her friendship with Teresa, particularly after all the drama with Caroline, and the answer is money! Apparently, the two have a completely business relationship built around mutual favors.

“Teresa taped a segment for her party planning show, Dina’s Party. She needs Teresa to help her with her popularity. In return, Dina attended her beverage launch party and was filmed by Bravo. Their interaction was so fake,” the insider describes. “Dina also wants to come out with a book and she wants to use the same publishing house as Teresa. So, basically it is a business deal. Dina may take to Twitter to praise Teresa but, that is not what she claims behind the scene.”

And even worse, our insider says Dina has stopped caring about her charity, Project Ladybug, now that she has her own show! “Project Ladybug was a charity started by ALL the Laurita sisters. When Dina went on the show [RHONJ], she took it over as if she was the founder and the blood, sweat, and tears behind it.”

“She wanted the glory and the attention associated with Project Ladybug. She wanted to look like the hero,” the source adds. Caroline and their other sister, Cookie Laurita allowed Dina to take the lead and downplayed their involvement, but Dina “only speaks of Project Ladybug as if it were her own.”

Apparently, now that Dina’s Party has come along, Dina barely spends any time on the charity she once claimed to love, and has skipped events to promote her party planning and decorating ventures. The source points to Dina’s twitter account as proof that she has lost interest in the charity. “It is sad but Dina used it to get herself out there more,” the source shares.

Dina made a brief appearance at the Chicago launch of the charity last year and has done nothing more to support the cause. “Dina did nothing for that event but, show up,” the source adds.

Finally, the RHONJ are launching yet another alcoholic beverage. Kathy Wakile, the fashionably challenged cousin of Teresa, recently launched her own Red Velvet Cake Flavored Vodka. In honor of the newest drink I’m sure no one will buy to come out of the Bravo Home Shopping Network, Kathy, along with Melissa Gorga (who will do anything for a photo-op) made an appearance at Bottle King in Wayne, NJ.

Also in attendance was Melissa’s daughter, Anotonia, Richie Wakile and Victoria. Photos from the event are below!

[Photo Credits: Dave Kotinsky & WENN.com]

THOUGHTS ON JACQUELINE FINALLY EXPLAINING WHY SHE SKIPPED THE REUNION? HAS DINA BECOME A FAMEWHORE? ARE YOU SURPRISED SHE AND TERESA HAVE A FAKE RELATIONSHIP? WILL YOU TRY KATHY’S VODKA?

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR PHOTOS OF MELISSA AND KATHY AT THE VODKA LAUNCH!

UPDATE – Dina tweeted the following to us in response to our report. She wrote: “@realitytea hey just read ur post! Next time u want a source #truth ask my parents or the parents of a ladybug not an envious loser! Thanks!”

Kelly Bensimon is back to doing what she does best – acting crazy in a bikini!

Kelly recently vacationed in South Beach, where she donned a string bikini and frightened beach goers and photographers alike, but that didn’t stop her from flaunting it as an advertisement for her new book, I Can Make You Hot. Is there a chapter dedicated to obtaining the perfect leathered skin? I kid, I kid – Kelly is in great shape.

Kelly promises the book has nothing to do with Real Houswives of New York, from which she was famously fired, and it won’t include any gossip from the show. Which, pretty much means I won’t be reading it! Instead Kelly’s newest tome will focus on something else she does well – making mistakes! The book is all about her past oops moments and what she’s learned from the experiences.

I imagine it goes a little something like this: Chapter One. It was a mistake to join a reality show knowing I’m insane. It was an even bigger mistake to not suck up to Bethenny Frankel like everyone else did. It was the biggest mistake ever to get into an argument about processed foods while eating gummy bears. Even worse I had a huge screaming meltdown over dinner when I started hallucinating about Al Sharpton. That’s the last time I’ll eat those dried mushrooms I got at the farmers market, trying to prove I don’t do refined sugars! I should have known that it was a bad idea when the guy selling them charged me $50 and told me I’d get a ‘real sugar high’. Danggit! Do you think people hate me?

Anyways, Kelly is excited to share her mess ups with you and tell you what an amazing experience it was. “It’s been really fun writing about all these mistakes I’ve made over the years. Everyone thinks they should write about how great they are, and I always think it’s more charming to learn about all the mistakes that I made and maybe you can learn from them, too,” Kelly told CeleBuzz.

Kelly’s advice book hits stores in April. Pre-order now! Even more exciting – more photos of Kelly running around in a string bikini. Photos below!

[Photo Credit: Ralph Notaro/SPLASH]

THOUGHTS ON KELLY’S BIKINI BODY? WILL YOU BE READING HER BOOK?

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR MORE PHOTOS OF KELLY IN A BIKINI!

In what might just be the worst kept secret of all time, Donald Trump and NBC are finally revealing the cast of Celebrity Apprentice season 5!

The network unveiled the latest crop of D-list celebrities who will compete for a $250,000 cash prize for their bank accounts favorite charities! And just as we reported back in October, Italian sisters from another mother — Victoria Gotti and RHONJ housewife Teresa Giudice are a part of the cast!

In fact, Victoria revealed a while back that Teresa and her ended up getting into a major blowout during filming. C.A.N.T. W.A.I.T!

“This season of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ will be the most exciting yet. The show will be great, with a record number of contestants and 15 episodes. We are thrilled to bring 18 new and talented celebrities who will help me make ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ one of the hottest shows on television this spring,” promises The Donald.

Unfortunately for Teresa’s fake BFF Dina Manzo, Tre did not pick her Lady Bug charity for the show. Ouch!

Below is the full list of the cast and their respective charities –

Teresa Giudice, Bravo Housewife, 39: The NephCure Foundation
Victoria Gotti, Famous mobster daughter, 48: Association to Benefit Children
Tia Carrere, Actress/Model, 44: After-School All-Stars
Debbie Gibson, Singer, 41: Children International
Lisa Lampanelli, Comedian, 50: Gay Men’s Health Crisis
Dayana Mendoza, Former Miss Universe, 25: Latino Commission on AIDS
Aubrey O’Day, Singer, 27: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Cheryl Tiegs, Model/Actress, 64: The Farrah Fawcett Foundation
Patricia Velasquez, Model, 40: Wayuu Taya Foundation

Clay Aiken, Former American Idol runner up, 32: The National Inclusion Project
Michael Andretti, Race-car driver, 24: Racing for Cancer
Adam Carolla, Radio and TV personality, 47: Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters
Lou Ferrigno, Incredible Hulk star, 59: Muscular Dystrophy Association
Arsenio Hall, Actor and Former late-night host, 55: Magic Johnson Foundation
Penn Jillette, Magician, 56: Opportunity Village
Dee Snider, Twisted Sister frontman, 56: March of Dimes/Bikers for Babies
George Takei, Star Trek actor, 74: Japanese American National Museum
Paul Teutul Sr., 62: Make-A-Wish Foundation

The new season of Celebrity Apprentice will premiere Sunday, Feb. 12 at 9/8c on NBC.

[Photo Credit: SPLASH]

TELL US – ARE YOU EXCITED OR ARE YOU REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW SEASON?


Guess what time it is!? Kim K time! The beleaguered reality star who simply has nothing to do but run around seeking attention had quite the eventful year — she got married, she got divorced, she got annihilated for supposedly making $17M off that whole shebang and, then, she discovered she was a whole new person by visiting Haiti to shop for charity. But we already know all that — let’s focus on 2012 — it’s a whole new year for Kimmie Kakes and a new year brings new attention seeking behavior!

Now that she doesn’t have her over-the-top marriage to make people interested in her, Kim is apparently looking to pull a Sandy B. and adopt a baby as a single woman. Yes, this is news. And no, I didn’t make it up.

In Touch Weekly is reporting that while Kim visited Haiti last month under the pretense of volunteering with We Advance, Maria Bello‘s charity, she also paid a special visit to a Haitian orphanage! “She wants to adopt a Haitian baby, and she wants to do it as soon as possible,” an insider reports adding that Kim thinks becoming a mommy will be the perfect way to fix her damaged reputation!

Kim apparently believes adopting will give her an “earth-mother” appeal that will endear her fans. I mean look how well it worked for Angelina Jolie! Kim’s friend claims, “She’s telling friends she wants to adopt because of the awful living conditions she saw in Haiti, but it’s pretty obvious she’s only doing it to revive her image.” This newest stunt apparently has friends jokingly calling Kim “Mother Theresa.”

Kim’s friend worries that the self-absorbed independent 31-year-old Kim who couldn’t even share a closet with her husband isn’t ready to assume mommy-duties. “The idea of dirty diapers makes her gag,” Kim’s pal snarks. “She’s not ready to have a baby at all — she’s so focused on herself,” a friend explains. “She’s even said that she’s too into her career to have a baby.”

Indeed, Kim had that same fight with then husband Kris Humphries on her reality show Kourtney and Kim Take New York. This begs the question — Is Kim really so delusional as to consider standing on the red carpet and whining on camera a real career?

Another friend points out that Kim’s supposed adoration of her nephew Mason, 2, is all staged for the cameras and that Kim is actually disinterested in the toddler. “Kim treats him like an accessory, not a baby.”

“She plays with him when she’s posing for pictures, but otherwise she’s always too busy texting to have anything to do with him,” a friend insists. None of this seems to matter to Kim, who believes a baby will save her image and leave the public viewing her as a kind, compassionate and loving person. Kim has a need to be loved the mag reports and seeks validation from the public.

Moving right along the new and improved Kim rang in the new year by hosting a New Year’s Eve party at Tao in Las Vegas! Kim reportedly received $600,000 to grace fans (who paid $200 a pop) with her presence at the popular night club. That $600k can feed a lot of Haitians, Kim! Kim’s desperate for the spotlight Pimpmomager Kris Jenner also came along with her since she’s got no man to speak of.

The party was apparently packed — surprisingly. “It’s a tradition to ring in the new year here at Tao!,” Kim told The Hollywood Reporter. To go with her new image, Kim debuted some new bangs which she sported with a skin-tight white Gucci mini dress.

“I am ready to move forward and not look back. I learned a lot of about myself this past year and at the end of the day you always have to trust your gut,” Kim told THR of 2011. “You’ve got to believe in love. I still do.” Photos of Kim and Kris at Tao are below!

[Photo Credits: Judy Eddy/WENN.com]

IS KIM SERIOUS ABOUT ADOPTING OR IS THIS ANOTHER PLOY FOR ATTENTION? THOUGHTS ON KIM’S NEW YEARS EVE ATTIRE?

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE PHOTOS OF KIM AND KRIS RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR!


Jersey Shore’s pint-sized Guidette, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, sat down with GQ for what she called her “first interview ever” and talked the girl behind the poof, changing Jersey Shore and how she wishes MTV would portray the cast members as the “intelligent” people they really are.

Apparently, Ms. Snookers went to college! Oh and in case you’re wondering if the New York Times best selling author is a reader – she’s not. “I don’t read,” she said. “I just used the CliffsNotes, books were too long.”

Snooki is well aware of the public’s perception of her and the cast mates, explaining “they just think that we’re stupid, that we have no education, and all we do is drink, have sex.” But she wants everyone to know she’s actually very smart! “I went to college,” where she studied Veterinary Technology! Yes – Snooki can actually assist in operating on animals and, yes, she wore leopard print scrubs! In fact, she would love to return to school and get her Vet Tech license.

Snooki also revealed she is bothered by MTV’s portrayal of the cast of Jersey Shore and how it pretty much ruined her image by making her look trashy, trampy, and totally vapid and if she were in charge things would go very differently. “I wouldn’t show as much drinking and partying. I would show more of us chilling out and having a good time — which they don’t show,” she laments. “We don’t even drink those nights, but we laugh all night. They don’t show anything but us drinking and hooking up.”

As for what motivates MTV to only show the negative (re: trashy) behaviors of the cast, Snooki thinks it’s all about the Benjamins! “Maybe because of the success of the show, they think that if they don’t show us drinking and hooking up then it wouldn’t stay successful,” she muses. “I think that if they showed the sober side of us people would like it even more and it’d even change people’s minds about us.”

Whatever the perception of the show, Snooki thinks it’s absurd when people get upset about the words “Guido” and “Guidette”. Asked about some people comparing the terms to the N-word, Snooki calls those claims “ridiculous” and explains that while the N-word is “seriously offensive”, Guido is not. “’Guido’ is used as a lifestyle — like being a prep, skater, gothic. We’re Guidos. Plus, I’m not even Italian!”

Snooki rebuffs accusations that Jersey Shore has given her city and state a bad reputation. “They need to get over it,” she snaps. “We’re not representing Jersey.” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie unfortunately disagrees and was so disappointed with Jersey Shore he denied MTV’s tax credit, which is doled out to encourage filming in the state. Mr. Christie sent a letter to the network stating he was “duty-bound to ensure that taxpayers are not footing a $420,000 bill for a project which does nothing more than perpetuate misconceptions about the state and its citizens.”

Making it clear that success – and the money that comes with it – hasn’t gone to her head, Snooki revealed that her outfit cost “like 50 bucks!” The reality star reportedly made $750,000 in the last year alone, but is very conservative with her money! “I save it,” she insists. “Jersey Shore is going to end soon. I’m not going to spend money like Mike [The Situation]. He’s already broke!” Yikes!

That’s impressive, because The Situation allegedly earned around 2.5 – 3M last year! He must belong to the Kate Gosselin school of saving!

As for what’s next for Snooki, the Donald Trump fan (who even said he would get her vote for the GOP presidential nod) is expanding her brand! “I’m actually trying to get a clothing line together. I have perfume and tanning lotion, eyelashes, nail polish…” She also has a new novel, Gorilla Nation, coming soon! Furthermore, Snooki is making a cameo in two movies and hopes to land a guest spot on The Office!

[Photo credit: PR Photos]

THOUGHTS ON SNOOKI’S INTERVIEW? DO YOU BELIEVE THE CAST OF JERSEY SHORE IS INTELLIGENT AND MISREPRESENTED BY MTV? DO YOU THINK THEIR BEHAVIOR ADDS TO THAT MISCONCEPTION? ARE YOU SURPRISED SNOOKI IS GOOD WITH MONEY?

According to a new report, the marriage of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof is “on the rocks.”

In the latest issue of Star magazine, sources reveal Adrienne and husband Paul Nassifknown for bickering on camera — are doing a lot worse in real life.

The mag states their union is much rockier than it appears on TV. “Things have not been good between them for a while,” a friend of Paul reveals. “He says they haven’t had sex for ages,” the source adds. Yikes.

The insider, however, makes it clear Paul has no intention of seeking a divorce because he’s become accustomed to the lavish lifestyle his wealthy wife provides. “They just try to have very little to do with each other,” adds the friend.

Perhaps their recently reported financial issues are to blame for the couple’s marital problems? A report by RadarOnline came out two months ago stating Adrienne was experiencing financial trouble and was forced to downgrade her lavish lifestyle. However, Adrienne denied having financial difficulty stating she was simply “cutting back” because “it’s the responsible thing to do.”

Moving on to tonight’s all new episode of the RHOBH… On the 10th episode this season titled ‘Your Face or Mine,’ the reason for Kim’s bizarre behavior is at long last revealed during Paul’s night of beauty treatments. Elsewhere, it’s spirits in the material world when Kyle’s séance sheds light into the past and future. Kyle also uncovers Kim’s secrets.

The new episode airs at 9/8c and a preview clip is below!

Watch What Happens Live – The guests tonight are Lisa Vanderpump and Matthew Broderick.

[Photo credit: PR Photos]

TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE THE REPORT ABOUT ADRIENNE’S MARRIAGE? THOUGHTS ON THE PREVIEW AND TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?

It’s time for your daily dose of Kray-Kray! Kelly Bensimon is moving onto other ventures following her departure from Real Housewives of New York and she fancies herself a fashion designer, who is looking for a man!

In a new interview, Kelly tells Celebuzz, that while she enjoyed television, her new goal is looking for love! “I would love to get married to someone that is a partner and is in it with me and not for the publicity,” she says of her plans to settle down and stop running in traffic.

Housewives was a great opportunity because now I know what I don’t want,” she describes of her life following the Baywatch of Housewives, explaining that while she “loves reality TV” and thinks it’s a great “platform” it didn’t always (or ever?) work to her advantage where romance is concerned. “Being on Housewives was a blessing and a curse – especially for my dating life. A lot of people wouldn’t take me seriously, and I don’t blame them.” Hey at least she’s able to recognize that the whole world thinks she’s wack-a-doo!

“Seriously, what awesome guy wants to be reprimanded by women they don’t even know? That was the not-so-hot part of reality TV,” she explains. Anyone else not getting it?

Since being fired, her love life has improved and she is hoping to find Mr. Right! “My dating life is fun. I’m having a good time and hopefully I’ll meet the man of my dreams and have a little baby boy! That is on my bucket list. I want to have another baby.”

While she is not terrorizing the eligible bachelors of NYC (who are suddenly all very married), Kelly has been hard at work on her new career: shoe designer! Kelly is launching a new line of ballet flats created for Kelly by Kelly Bensimon. How long do you think it took her to come up with that name? Her line of flats will be affordably priced starting at $39.99 and $3 from each pair sold will go towards the Breast Cancer Research Fund. Ok – that’s pretty great!

“The reason I am doing this is because I’m the mother of two girls,” she tells E! “If I can put my name out there on something creative and help generate money to find a cure for this disease then I’m going to do it. I’ve seen the courage and I’ve seen the hope and I’ve seen amazing women persevere through such horrible situations. It’s really exciting to be able to help in any way.”

“I want to make it super chic but incredibly affordable because I feel like why can’t fashion be democratic?” And Kelly has big plans to expand into other fashion avenues. “This is the start of a bigger Kelly collection,” she reveals. “This is my first huge milestone and I’m hoping to bring all this great product and be able to be as charitable as possible on the largest scale possible. That’s my goal. That’s what I want.”

But if you are hoping to see Kelly in any of the ad campaigns for Kelly by Kelly Bensimon, and I know you were, don’t hold your breath. “I don’t need to be modeling in the ads,” Kelly scoffed. “The shoes are so hot, they speak for themselves. They don’t need anybody to be wearing them.”

The Kelly by Kelly Bensimon Ballet Flat collection will be available for sale this spring.

Photo credit: PR Photos

THOUGHTS ON KELLY’S HOPES TO FIND A MAN? IS THERE SOMEONE OUT THERE FOR EVERYONE? WOULD YOU BUY ANY OF KELLY’S PRODUCTS? EVEN FOR A CHARITABLE CAUSE?

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