So much for that report claiming Nene Leakesand her latest nemesis Star Jones were trying to call a truce.
The verbal smackdown between the two Celebrity Apprentice stars continued this week as Nene visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show. When asked about her feelings on Star, the Nene called her a “disaster.”
“She is bossy, she is manipulative, conniving,” said Nene about herself Star. “And I’m not even being funny. I think that is real. I honestly think that is who she is.”
Ellen then asked if the NBC show accurately portrays the characters on the show. Nene replied, “I believe that you are. Big bossy Star. Laid back Nene. You are seeing all of that.”
Nene also stated she tried her best to get along with Star in the beginning. “I think she had preconceived notions of who she thought I was just from watching me on the ‘Housewives,'” said Nene. “I think she thought I was going to come in and take over. I tried to get to know her. Some people are difficult to get to know. She’s not the easiest person to get to know. She is a disaster.”
When asked if she was the only one who didn’t get along with Star, Nene told Ellen, “I don’t think anybody is getting along with Star. I don’t think she’s easy to get along with.” Seems like the Nene finally met her match.
As for Star’s response, she sent out the following tweets on Wednesday –
“I heard the “I hate Star Jones” fund got some more publicity today. LOL. Please send all checks to #AHA for #HeartHealth! #FocusOnAGoal”
“I REPEAT: If you LOVE me I’m always in your heart ; if you HATE me I’m always on your mind. Bless the miscellaneous…”
Meanwhile, we reported last week that Nene has been hanging out with Al Reynolds, Star’s ex-husband, and now a friend of Star’s tells Popeater how she really feels about that.
“Star thinks it’s pathetic that these two has-beens have teamed up together,” the friend tells Popeater. “Nene knows how much pain and hurt that man caused Star. For Nene to suddenly befriend him tells you exactly what sort of woman she really is.”
“My stomach hurts from laughing so much :o. U are beautiful and hilarious. Xoxo,” tweeted Kyle to Nene. “We laughed so much,” replied Nene.
Photos of the three housewives hanging tight below. We also have to wonder if there is trouble brewing for Kyle and Lisa Vanderpump’sfriendship as the two have barely tweeted to each other in recent months. And while Kyle has been photographed filming numerous scenes with BFFs Faye Resnickand Taylor in the past 2 weeks for the show’s second season, she has yet to be seen filming with Lisa. Perhaps they’re just not as close as they used to be.
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According to the HollywoodLife, Faye has voiced her interest of wanting to become an official housewife to the show producers. “Faye has met with producers and there is a lot of interest from the show’s fans to have her on,” says a source close to the show. “I don’t have word yet on whether she has officially signed on, but I do know that she was being seriously considered.”
Faye’s addition to the cast would be especially interesting considering Camille will be returning to the show and the two butted heads during the now infamous dinner from hell. Faye is mostly known for close friends with Nicole Brown, and testifying against O.J. Simpson during his trial. Camille has accused Faye of capitalizing off Nicole’s murder trial by posing for Playboy and writing a book.
To add more fuel to the speculation, the above photo of Faye with BFF Kyle Richards and Taylor Armstrong, was taken Tuesday night for dinner at the BOA steakhouse in West Hollywood. There are some reports Bravo cameras were on hand to film the dinner for the second season of the hit show. Nice to see Kyle being very “friendly” to Taylor these days after claiming Bravo made their friendship out to “seem bigger” than it really was on the show.
As for the news of Faye possibly becoming a housewife, Bravo would only state, “We haven’t announced anything regarding season two yet.”
In other BH news, it seems Kyle is working towards getting her acting career back in gear. She tweeted Sunday night, “Last night shooting movie. So tired but happy to be here.”
More photos below of the ladies, as well as a pic of Mauricio and Kyle.
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Following weeks of numerous rumors and reports, both the HollywoodLife and RadarOnline sites are now confirming that all of the Beverly Hills Housewives will be returning for a second season! And Yes, that includes both Kim Richards and Camille Grammer.
Sources tell both sites that it wasn’t easy getting Camille and Kim to return to the show.
“Camille was on the fence and really didn’t know if she wanted all her business exposed for a second time especially after her painful divorce,” sources tell RadarOnline. “She thought about it and re-thought about it before coming to the conclusion that she’d return for a second season.”
As for Kim, the HollywoodLife blog reports, “Kim and her sister Kyle obviously have a lot to work on, but they have both signed on as well.” A source also claims to Radar that Kim went to Bravo demanding more money for a second season, and wanted to be the highest paid castmember on the show due to the scrutiny she received on the show’s finale episode.
Meanwhile, another “source” tells the HollywoodLife that Taylor Armstrong was on the fence about returning to the show. “Taylor was hesitating because of the spotlight on her marriage which caused problems for her and her husband Russell, who is actually a genuinely good man,” reveals the source. “They actually have a pretty happy marriage but it wasn’t portrayed that way, but she wants another chance at showing how they really are in love with each other.” We’ll let you take a gander at who this source could be.
Whatever the case, all the ladies are signed on and Radar even reports filming has already started for Season 2!
“There is already drama brewing,” sources said. “Keep your eyes on this one. It’s going to be explosive.” No word on whether or not Bravo will be adding a new housewife to the show though it is expected they will.
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“She was very upset,” Lisa told E! News adding that she spoke to Camille on Wednesday. “It’s public, it’s humiliating, and she’s very vulnerable. It’s very upsetting.” Lisa goes on to state that Camille “will always have a love there” for Kelsey, but that her friend is “definitely not” dating anyone new.
So should we expect Camille to return for a second season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? (The most recent report has her quitting the show) Lisa is uncertain. “I can’t say definitely, because it’s been tricky the past few weeks with a lot of feelings running high with what went down with Camille and her divorce,” explained Lisa. “My perception is that it worked so if it’s not broken why fix it? We would like it to stay the same but we’re still working it out.”
In other BH news, it seems Kyle Richards is now certain she wants to have more kids. “I would love to have 10 kids! But obviously I can’t, so I would love to have one more. We’ll see if it’s in the cards. If God’s going to grant my wish,” she revealed to RadarOnline
“Last night my husband did say to me ‘we need one more.’ So you never know,” added Kyle. “Some days I think you know I can handle this… life gets overwhelming but women, we’re multi-taskers. I think I can handle it.”
And finally, just weeks after revealing uncertainty about returning for a second season, it seemsTaylor Armstrong is more open to the idea now via a new interview with RadarOnline.
Taylor reveals there’s still more in store for the show: “I do think there are stories that are left to be told and the relationships are changing, some of our friendships are deepening and we’re getting to know each other better.” She adds, “Things are changing, our kids are getting older, our relationships are changing, our friendships, our marriages, our work lives, the changes that occur in life.”
UPDATE – The story was all set to be published, that is until a new report by E! news came out moments ago. According to the story, Camille is still planning to return to the show. So for the time being, we will stop with the Camille is/isn’t returning stories until an official announcement from either Camille or Bravo. The E! story also adds that Camille is “dating again and getting on with her life,” a contradiction to what Lisa stated above.
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RadarOnline was able to get exclusive access and photos to the birthday party, and those photos are below. “Portia is obsessed with being a princess,” gushed Kyle to RadarOnline. “And I don’t know where she got it because I was a tomboy,” she added with a laugh.
“She’s like her mom. She likes sparkles and sequins!” boasted Kyle. Radar reports it was a family affair with Mauricio, and Portia’s older sisters Farrah, 22, Alexia, 14, and Sophia, 11.
Also in attendance were Kathy Hilton, Nicky Hilton, actress Ali Landry and even fellow housewife Taylor Armstrong, who brought along her 5-year-old daughter Kennedy.
“I adore Portia. She’s the cutest little girl,” Taylor told Radar. “My daughter Kennedy loves mothering Portia because she’s a couple years older so she thinks it’s really fun to be around the smaller children and get to be the big sister for the day.” We’re guessing Taylor has yet to read this interview by Kyle.
Following the party, Taylor even took to her twitter page, sending the following tweet to Kyle on Monday night. “Kennedy and I had a blast with Portia and @KyleRichards18 today. Xo girls.” Kyle has yet to reply to the tweet, perhaps she just missed it in her timeline.
Kathy also spoke to Radar, stating –“I’m the auntie so all my nieces are like my kids. Our family is like that.”
Kyle added, “My whole family and friends are here so we’re having a lot of fun.” Seemingly missing from the party? Kim Richards as there was no mention of her in the article nor was she in any of the photos. Kim has however made one public appearance since the whole finale episode debacle. She appeared on E! News two weeks ago in an interview with sister Kathy, during which they both wished Paris Hilton a happy 30th birthday. She looked to be in good spirits.
That E! news footage doesn’t appear to be online as of yet. Also, the paps caught up with Kathy on Feb. 14 during which she commented on the Kim and Kyle situation. Kathy said they were raised as three girls, they are family and that loyalty is most important. She also said they will get beyond all of the conflict, adding that TV is TV, but she does not want a TV show to come between her family. Interesting use of the word loyalty there.
And now back to Taylor and Nene as the two apparently went out for drinks on Monday night during Nene’s current visit to LA.
Taylor tweeted that she had “lots of laughs” with Nene, who then tweeted a photo of the two ladies together with the caption – “Drinks last nite n LA wit Beverly Hills wife @Tayloratweets now it’s time 4 my business swag then hookup wit @KyleRichards18.” Like three two peas in a pod. That photo is below.
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Kyle, 42, gave a candid interview to NYMag this week during which she touched on a lot of issues. For starters, Kyle reveals she is undecided about doing a second season, while also revealing that many times, she wishes she “hadn’t gone on the show.”
The interview gets better as when asked if she works, Kyle answers that the show is her job. Kyle goes on to deny being angry or being a bully, and discusses the status of her relationship with sister Kim Richards. “The show has taught me to handle her in a different way,” reveals Kyle.
The highlight of the interview however is when Kyle throws Taylor under the bus distances herself from costar Taylor Armstrong, who appeared to be her BFF on the show. “We’re friends. I mean, we’re not best friends. I think our relationship was made to seem bigger on the show. I’m friendly with her,” said Kyle of Taylor. Wowzers, guessing all the hand holding on the show was simply all for show? Excerpts from Kyle’s interview below -
What was with that medium? Do you think there was any truth to what the medium said about your marriage?
No. Even Camille will tell you she believes the medium was picking up on Camille. I’d never met that medium before, and I really don’t know why she was so angry. In her defense, the medium — I have done a reading with a friend and they were asking me all these questions that were all about my friend’s life. So, later, watching the show and knowing what we know now, it actually makes sense, she was picking up on Camille’s marriage. Even Camille said she thinks she was picking up on her life.
So you don’t think you’re an angry person?
I am not an angry person. Anyone who knows me knows I am not an angry person. I’m a very happy person. Everyone handles stress differently. Later, me and Camille were laughing about it. That look in her eyes, and her chest was all red — that’s how she handled it. Me, I had this look of, like, I was trying to be calm, and it comes off angry. I was angry at times, but I’m not a mean person. But it definitely looked like that. I saw that and even I was surprised by that.
How are things with Kim?
Kim and I are good now. It took a while, but we’re happy. That was the worst. We’re in a good place. We’ve put it behind us and we’re moving forward. We had a very rough time though … We didn’t talk for a while. I can’t remember how long, it felt like forever, but it was maybe six weeks. It was after we finished shooting. It was very difficult. We both needed to heal and discuss the things that had happened, off-camera. There were other things that led up to that moment. So it was a very difficult time. And it was difficult having that play out on television, because the viewers don’t judge you by your lifetime of history together. It looks like just a moment.
Are you kinder to her now?
Well I definitely feel that the show has taught me to handle her in a different way. She comes across as very meek and reserved on the show, but she’s really not. She has a very strong personality as well, and you don’t always see that on the show. Well, you didn’t see that on the show. So I think that it’s taught me that what I was doing [with Kim] wasn’t working. Now I don’t try to step in as much, and I let her be who she is. That’s one thing I learned from all this.
How did the rest of your family — Kathy, Paris, Nicky, and Rick — react to you and Kim fighting on the show?
When we first decided to do the show, we were all skeptical, but then we thought, Okay, it’ll be fun. Kathy said, “Don’t use any bad words!” And I was like, “Oops. Did that on the first episode.” But I promised her I was not going to use bad words, that I was not going to be like that. I swore. But obviously … Everybody was excited and they enjoyed watching the show, but of course the final episode was very upsetting for the whole family. That was very difficult for everyone to watch. We’d mended wounds already and moved forward, and then it was like, “Here it comes again, rearing its ugly head.”
Why didn’t they show up for your daughter’s graduation?
You know, I was disappointed that they weren’t there, but what can I say? They had business to do and they had to go. I was disappointed, but I know they were proud of her.
Would you do the show again now, knowing how it played out?
Many times, lately, I feel that I wish that I hadn’t gone on the show. There were a lot of fun times, though. My sister and I had a lot of fun together, too, believe it or not. They didn’t show everything. They only show whatever they choose to use, but we had a lot of fun filming. Unfortunately, the way it ended left me with a very sad feeling inside. I think some aspects of the show were really toxic and negative and it’s been very difficult. You bring that home, and then my husband says, “I don’t like to see you feeling down.” So sometimes I wish I really hadn’t done this, and sometimes I just think I’m going through a hard time and I’ll be okay.
Do you work?
Other than the show, you mean? This is what I’m talking about — people don’t think that the show is a job! It takes up just as much time as if you were filming a regular TV show. You’re filming every day, and I thought, Three months and then it’s done. But then you’re traveling and you’re doing press. You’re blogging. I did not realize it was going to be so time-consuming.
Are you going to do a second season?
I don’t know yet, to be honest. Once they announce it, I’ll decide, but I don’t know if I have it in me again. It’s been very emotionally draining. Until they announce it, I’m going to discuss it with my husband and my children and see how they feel, and if they’re on board, and I think I can handle it again, then yes I would. But if it’s brought about too much drama and problems in our lives, then we’ll probably just leave this behind us and move on.
So Taylor, apparently, lied about her name, and lied about Adrienne being her daughter’s godmother.
I didn’t know Taylor before the show. I know she said her name was Shanna, so I’m confused about her name. Maybe Taylor is her last name? I’m not sure why she changed her name. And with the godmother situation, I guess they discussed that off-camera. I think she told me they discussed it before the reunion and she asked, but Adrienne thought it would be better if it was a family member.
Is Taylor a pathological liar?
Not that I’ve seen? I don’t know. We’re friends. I mean, we’re not best friends. I think our relationship was made to seem bigger on the show. I’m friendly with her. We got to know each other during filming. She was always very nice to me.
In the few years of doing this blog, I’ve never made mention of what I’m about to say here but this interview is without a doubt the best interview I’ve seen in a very long while. The reporter did an excellent job in asking all the right questions. A great in-depth interview. You can read the rest here at NYMag.com.
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Taylor has been blamed for causing the two major fights that took place on the show this season, including the season ending fight between sisters Kim& Kyle Richards.
In a recent interview with PEOPLE magazine, Taylor reveals being on reality television is harder than she imagined. “It’s not easy having your life on television for people to judge you and feel like they can evaluate your life because you put it out there,” she said. “It’s been a little harder than I thought. Sometimes people aren’t very kind.” And we wonder if “some people” would include herself.
As for Taylor’s regrets on the show, she is now singing a completely different tune than the one she arrogantly sang on the reunion show weeks ago when she took numerous cheap shots at Kim.
“I feel pretty good about everything – except my conflict with Kim,” said Taylor. “I wasn’t really aware that she was going through as many personal challenges as she was, because I wasn’t really privy to that. So I feel bad about our conflicts. I wish I’d known then what I know now. But it’s life. So I wish her the best and I’m absolutely here if she needs anything.”
Taylor also pretends reveals she’s uncertain if she’ll return for a second season. “Every other day I think, ‘I just want to go back to being a snack mom at school,’ ” she said. “Back then my biggest concern in my week was whether I had to be room mom. So we’ll see.” Oh poor Taylor. Poor poor Taylor.
In other BH news, TMZ is reporting the seemingly never ending divorce proceedings between Camille Grammer and Kelsey Grammer has finally ended today. A judge in L.A. County Superior Court signed the divorce decree. The Grammers were able to come to a divorce agreement after Kelsey agreed to post $2.3 million, protecting Camille’s pension rights against any new spouse.
Camille released the following statement – “I have a great many mixed feelings about today — I’m sad for what was, yet excited about the road ahead… What I most hope is that Kelsey and I can improve our communications and truly co-parent our two wonderful children, and I wish Kelsey and Kayte love and happiness in their new marriage.”
With this divorce granted, Kelsey is now free to marry his fiance Kayte Walsh at the end of this month, as planned.
And finally, a youtube user, RealCityHousewife, created the following video below, in what can only be described as the most awesome Housewives video ever. Enjoy -
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In fact, a recent post by TheDirty website alleges Taylor and her husband Russell Armstrong might be scammers. According to an email sent in by a reader, Taylor, who’s birth name is Shana Hughes, changed her name to Taylor Ford before she married Russell and even pretended to be from the Ford Motor Company family, wanting others to believe she came from money.
The reader states she and her husband met Taylor and Russell back in 2004 and the four decided to do dinner at the Prime 112 restaurant in South Beach. Russell was allegedly trying to get the couple to invest in one of his businesses and brought along Taylor, whom he claimed was from the Ford Motor family.
The reader adds that Taylor was aloof, rude and condescending during the dinner. She “seemed more like white-trash dressed in Gucci than a trust-fund person,” adds the reader.
And in another post on the RealFauxHousewives website, the same reader revealed Taylor got drunk that night and proceeded to have an inappropriate make-out session with Russell in the back of their Mercedes (the four drove together to South Beach.) It gets even better as the two then left to use the bathroom but never came back leaving the reader and her husband with a huge bill (mostly from all the drinks they ordered). The reader and her husband tried to call Russell repeatedly that night but he wouldn’t return their calls until the next day.
Meanwhile, the Starcasm website reports that Russell is a convicted felon. In 1995, the IRS charged him with evasion of assessment, and in 1997, he pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced to five years of probation plus community service.
Starcasm also reports that in 2001, Russell was sued by a woman who claimed he sold her $175,000 worth of bad stock. The two reached a settlement though the lady ended up taking Russell back to court after he failed to make payments. Russell was named in another securities fraud lawsuit in 2003.
TMZ reported last October that he filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2005, citing he had less than $50,000 in assets and debt between 1 and 10 million bucks. Russell was also involved in a “costly” palimony lawsuit filed by a former fianceé. Russell has however managed to stay out of civil suits or governmental prosecution since 2003.
Meanwhile, a bonus clip released by Bravo only seems to further prove that Taylor is indeed a social climbing phony.
If you recall, Taylor mentioned several times on the show that Adrienne Maloof was the godmother of her daughter Kennedy. This left many viewers puzzled as Taylor and Adrienne did not appear to be close on the show, at all.
Well in the video clip below, Adrienne denies being Kennedy’s godmother when asked by Andy Cohenat the reunion show. Even more interesting is Adrienne’s, who has a hard time hiding her true feelings, reaction to the question as she appears visibly irritated.
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