Sunday, December 9, 2012

NeNe Leakes Is the Soul Survivor

#AndThenThereWasOne



Toofab/Zimbio

Kim Zolciak's final episode as a Real Housewife of Atlanta will air tonight on Bravo.  Ironically, Kim spent more time on the show as a Real Single, then she did as an actual wife.  But that's how this franchise rolls.

Kim's departure makes NeNe Leakes the last remaining original cast member.  The rest of the original southern franchise left, for various reasons,  as follows: DeShawn Snow after Season 1, Lisa Wu-Hartwell after Season 2, Sheree Whitfield after Season 4 and now Kim leaving midway through Season 5.

Toofab asked NeNe how she felt being the last woman standing at the Voli Light Vodka Benefit, Thursday, December 6 at Skybar at the Mondrian in Los Angeles.   In sum, NeNe says she is the real winner among all the Atlanta housewives, "those girls are not gon' push me out.  And I'm going to be working for as long as I can," she says.  Video above.


Safe to say NeNe's not the only winner in the situation.  Looks like her ex, Gregg Leakes is also winning her back.  The duo attended the benefit together in matching black attire.  The event was to hosted by Fergie and aimed at helping Soldiers abroad get cellphones.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Salahis Are Really Divorced

#'TilDivorceDoUsPart


Reality Tea
When the White House Crashers, Michaele and Tareq Salahi, first announced their divorce, we all thought it was just their 121st publicity stunt.

But alas, the couple was officially divorced in the eyes of the law when a Virginia judge signed the divorce decree yesterday.  So we guess we have to believe that Michaele running off with Journey guitarist Neal Schon was real.  Guess we also have to believe Tareq suing Neal for $50 million for ruining his life was real.  The lawsuit was settled last week.

Call us crazy, but somehow, we're still skeptical.

The couple had a pre-nuptial agreement and a post-nuptial agreement which handled the division of assets.

Tareq tells TMZ,""I do wish Michaele the best and now I can focus on my race for governor of Virginia."

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Your Favorite Beverly Hills Couple Could Be Reuniting

#'TilDivorceDoUsPart
Entertainment


Well, there's good news and bad news.  Bad news first.  Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif have issues. Like, mad serious issues that led them to lawyers and courtrooms.  Good news is that according to Radaronline sources, there is a good chance the couple will reconcile.

In fact, the source says they have an "excellent chance of reconciling."  The sources claims, "Adrienne and Paul have an excellent chance of reconciling because they both love each other so much. They do have their issues to work through but they are committed to try and save their marriage. Paul and Adrienne talk on the phone every day and have seen each other. They needed to take a break from the marriage but neither one of them is dating or seeing anyone else. They are handling this situation with true class and are doing everything possible to minimize disruption to their three sons' lives."

A I-can-tell-you-why-they're-divorcing source previously explained the reasoning, telling Radar, "There is no other person. It's for a variety of reasons that they are contemplating separation. Adrienne was dragged through the dirt during filming of the upcoming season and it really wore on her. Paul and Adrienne have always fought, it's how they were as a couple. However, at this point, they realize that they are just want very different things and neither one of them is happy in the marriage."

After the grueling filming this year, "Adrienne and Paul are going to see if they can get back to a place of more love, and less fighting," the insider reveals.

Teresa Giudice Says "I Will Totally Leave [Joe]"

#Real




Teresa Giudice is not one for admissions, even the painfully obvious ones.  She tends to prefer denial, deflection, and oblivion.

But recently, Teresa did open up to In Touch magazine after she watched -- along with the world -- as her husband Joe Giudice appears to take a phone call from a secret lover whom he calls "Baby".  In the next breath, he tells the caller his wife is a "b****".

Teresa, clearly one proud woman, admitted to the magazine, "I felt like I’d been kicked in the stomach. I was humiliated.”

“I can’t defend him on this,” Teresa continues. “I’m hurt by him and disappointed by him.”  No spin, no blame placed on the media or elsewhere, this is all on Joe and Teresa is actually fine with that.

Alas, Teresa is still clinging to the belief that Joe was on the phone on a call with a worker from the pizzeria he owned.  Yet, Teresa adds, “I am not stupid,” adding that if Joe continues to humiliate her like this, “I will not be with him. I will totally leave him.”

Teresa made Joe sit down and watch the episode with her.  His response: “He was so ashamed and embarrassed,” Teresa says. “He was like, ‘I can’t believe I ever said that.’ ”

Joe has promised to do better.  But the question is what is doing better at?  Teresa wants us to believe she believes his story that he was calling someone from work, Baby, and not a paramour.  So then, I suppose her issue comes with the fact that Joe made it appear that he was talking to a secret lover, which embarrassed her.  Not the actual fact that he might be having an affair.  Oy.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Alexis Says Bravo Has Already Asked Her Back For Season 8

#Video

 

Alexis Bellino, like most housewives, does not want the public to think that her employer is thinking about firing her. All of the retired housewives will have us think they left the show on their own accord. We know this is not always the case, but we'll go with it.

After all, it would make sense for Bravo to ask Alexis back. Last season, all of the 'wives disliked her, which means she was the center of all the drama. Drama=ratings!

In the video above, Alexis and her children were at Skyzone where she talked about her new TV career and being invited back to the next season of The Real Housewives of Orange County.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Aviva Drescher Says Bravo Doesn't Pay Her

#MoneyMatters



There are thousands of rumors about how much money reality stars make.  The Real Housewives, despite their popularity, is a reality show with one of the lower salaries.  The 'wives don't make nearly as much as stars from shows like theHills and Jersey Shore.

Still, most of the ladies go on the show as a platform to build a brand.  That is more valuable than any one paycheck.

Newest Real Housewife of New York Aviva Drescher recently tweeted a fan, ”We make no money. It is exposure to sell products. I use it to promote my charity and give amputees et al HOPE.“

A just cause indeed, but if I have this all correct, Bravo pays the housewives not one penny to publicly exploit their lives on TV (in some cases ruin it even to the point of divorce and death), create a heavy burden for them to live a luxurious lifestyle and keep up with the joneses in front of the American public, allows the women to build a brand, but takes a portion of all their earnings.

Don't know about you, but the brand building, as good as it is, wouldn't be enough.  Most reality stars get both.  In fact, anyone who has a speaking role on any television show usually gets paid.  Even extras with no speaking parts get paid.

When Aviva was confronted with rumors that other housewives stars like NeNe Leakes are rumored to make $300k a year, she carefully said, “I don’t know what they make. It is said that for the first few years there is very little money earned.“

Here's where Aviva lost us.  First she says she makes "no money", then she says "very little money".  She could mean that it's such a small amount of money that's it's functionally "no money". But money is relative.  She could be make $30k an episode and call that "no money".

So, we'd like some clarification, please!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Dina Manzo Has Hope She and Caroline Will Reconcile

#TeresaIsBurning



In news sure to piss Teresa off, Dina Manzo was on Watch What Happens Live Sunday, where she told Andy Cohen she had faith she would reconcile with her estranged sister, Caroline.

"I'm obviously not going to get into the reasons, but. . . we're all on a life journey and sometimes people's energy doesn't vibe," Dina admitted of her tensions with Caroline, who has said that the feud began when Dina alleged that her sister didn't support her post-RHONJ endeavors. "We're just letting it sit . . . It doesn't mean you hate the person or you wish bad for them."



Dina also denied that Caroline's nemesis and Dina's friend Teresa drove a wedge between the sisters. "I know this pisses people off, but Teresa had absolutely nothing to do with it,” she said. "I kind of distanced myself from everybody. So I don't know what they're talking about. Maybe something went on that I don't know about."

Dina called her relationship with Caroline "weird", but said "I can guarantee you two things: one, it's going to be OK one day, we're going to be back to normal," she vowed. "And two is as weird as things are, and I'm not gonna lie they are weird, if either one of us needed each other we would be there in a heartbeat. That's where the family bond will never be broken."

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Joe Giudice Takes a Call In Front of Teresa; Calls The Caller Baby

#R.E.S.P.E.C.T?



Bravo just released the previews for the upcoming Sunday, August 12 episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. 

While eating a meal with his wife, Joe Giudice takes a call which he pretends is from work. Sidenote: he has a job? After announcing that the call was from work, Joe proceeds to refer to the caller as "baby". What, you don't call your coworkers baby?

Teresa's intuition kicks in and she walks over to Joe. As she's approaching, Joe tells Baby he has to go because his "bitch wife" is coming. And the man is mic'd and on camera, a device which will enable his wife to watch the whole scene over and over.

The couple is still together today, but we'll have to watch what happens in the aftermath of this revelation that Joe seemingly has a "baby". For the past couple seasons, the couple has been riddled with rumors of Joe's infidelity.

Fellow castmate Caroline Manzo predicted the Giudice's divorce and painted a picture that appears it could be coming true. Caroline said Teresa's thirst for a showy lifestyle made Joe resent her and ultimately not care how he treats her. That sounds about right. There has to be some resentment going on if you openly pick up a call from a mistress in front of your wife on national televeision.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Adrienne Maloof Will Be Making Even More Money Now

#Sillybandz



Adrienne Maloof may be going through a divorce which means she may have money going out, but she still will have plenty of money coming in.

Aside from her many businesses she already has, she has teamed with Robert Croak, owner and creator of SillyBandz, to introduce OMG Cases for iPhones. Adrienne conceived of the idea when she thought it'd be cool if there were cell phone cases that light up. Robert agreed, and realized no other company had created LED cell phone cases. Brilliant. Cue your 'why didn't I think of that' moment?

“I’m extremely thrilled about our launch of OMG Cases for iPhones,” Adrienne said. “It is truly a product for people of all ages; there is something for everyone. The LED lighting has never been done before and this is why people are going crazy over it. You will soon see the product in stores like Apple, Best Buy, Target, and more in the coming months,” reveals Adrienne.

Robert added, “Now, here we are with over a dozen startup designs and we’re also expanding to iPad and iTouch cases soon. This is starting to feel like Sillybandz 2.0!” OMG Cases retail from $29.95 – $39.95 and will be available for purchase at www.omgcases.com and at Kitson.

The red carpet launch event will be held Wednesday, August 8 at Kitson’s flagship store in Los Angeles.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Taylor Armstrong Finally Lays Russell Armstrong To Rest

#RIP

Stoopid Housewives

It's been nearly a year since Taylor Armstrong's husband, Russell, took his life on August 16, 2011 in a sad turn of events.

Taylor, 40, is just now burying Russell after a long battle with Russell's family over where he would be buried. “Taylor was due to go through with the ceremony months ago but it was canceled at the last minute,” a source said.

The ultimate resolution was to split Russell's ashes between his family who is Texas-baed, and his wife who resided in California.  According to Celebuzz, on Friday August 3, Taylor interned an urn with her portion of Russell’s ashes at a plot in the Columbarium of Morning Hope section of the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, California.

“Taylor Armstrong attended the placement of Russell’s urn,” a source told Celebuzz. ”She was the only one to attend and left a single flower, at the site. Russell was interred in a classic cross mahogany urn.” 

The sources adds that Taylor had a heart jewelry piece made as a keepsake, and put a part of Russell's remains inside.