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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bethenny Talks To Extra

"Extra's" AJ Calloway fired-off questions -- and the "Skinny Girl" author shared her celebrity crush and proudest moment. Plus, which housewife she could live without?!

Source: Extra TV


Pic./Tweet from Phaedra, she is hanging out with Kim.

Having a ball w/@Kimzolciak & @Kandi They lookn x-hot 2nt:-)

Ramona-RHONY Relaxing In The Hamptons

Pics./Tweets from Ramona.

AddWith@drsharongiese on her deck having mojitos! 

almost sunset wih bday boy Sebastion who is now 2!!

Kim Z. On The Go

Pic./Tweet from Kim.

Heading to the event!! Yipee! Just had the best food at Prime in Lenox!

Lisa Wu Hartwell And Bravo Parted Amicably

Post from Reality TV World.

Lisa Wu Hartwell confirms 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' departure
By Reality TV World staff
Lisa Wu Hartwell has confirmed that she will be leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta during the Bravo reality series' upcoming third season.

"She doesn't want to just be a reality star," her publicist Carlos Scott told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday, adding that Hartwell and the network have mutually decided not to reveal any additional details about her third-season involvement.

Hartwell has recently produced a fitness DVD and landed acting roles on Meet the Browns and an upcoming Robert Downey Jr. film, according to Scott. In addition, she also appears in Black Ball, an upcoming film, and recently released "When The Cake Is Already Made," her first book.

Bravo renewed The Real Housewives of Atlanta in January and announced Hartwell, Kim Zolciak, Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, and Sheree Whitfield would all be returning for the third season -- which began filming this spring and will premiere later this year -- in early March, but reports of Hartwell's departure have circulated since shortly after Bravo's announcement.

In late March, Jonathan Jaxson, Zolciak's former publicist, said entertainment attorney Phaedra Parks would be joining the show and Hartwell would be leaving because she lives 40 minutes outside of Atlanta, which had apparently become a problem for the show's production.

However, according to a Tuesday report on AOL's Black Voices website, Hartwell parted with Bravo "amicably" due to "creative differences."

"They basically wanted to script elements of Lisa's life and make her amp up the drama. She wasn't with that at all. Lisa felt like if her real life alone wasn't enough for the network, then maybe it was time for her to go," a source close the production told the website.

Hartwell will reportedly be part of "as many as three" episodes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta's third season but will not be included in the season's opening credits or promotional photos.

"The part where the ladies hold the peaches when the show opens up, she didn't participate in that shoot," the Black Voices source said.

In addition to Parks, former model Cynthia Bailey has also been previously reported to be joining the show's third season.

Hartwell -- who is married to NFL player Ed Hartwell and the ex-wife of R&B singer Keith Sweat -- is the second The Real Housewives of Atlanta star to leave the show.

Last year, DeShawn Snow didn't return for the reality show's second season after the network allegedly concluded she was too boring for TV.

"[A producer] said that I was 'too human for a circus show' and that because the show did so well, they are about to pump up the drama and they didn't think that I would fit in," Snow said at the time. Snow was subsequently replaced by Burruss.

Stacie Turner Hopes To Bring Attention To Her Charity On The RHODC

Q&A from Express Night Out.

Breathlessly waiting for Bravo's Aug. 5 debut of "The Real Housewives of Washington D.C."? Then you know who not to root for (battery-acid blond state dinner crasher Michaele Salahi) when the catfight starts. You may even realize that one star (Brit Catherine Ommanney) snogged Prince Harry. But D.C.'s "Wives" offers something rarer than a quiet moment from Bethenny Frankel: a genuinely nice heroine in Stacie Turner, a real estate agent and charity fixture. So, what's she's doing with these publicity, um, hounds?

» EXPRESS: Why'd you sign up to do this?

» TURNER: I was leery! I couldn't imagine my life being on display. But I thought it'd bring visibility to my business and charity [foster-care assistance program Extra-Ordinary Life].

» EXPRESS: What's the D.C. social scene like?

» TURNER: Here, we have politics, which doesn't have a role in the other shows. Also, D.C. is diverse, and has international flair and a racial mix. The city has really taken off in the past couple of years.

» EXPRESS: You seem to have nice friends already. What happened when you brought these women around?

» TURNER: It just expanded the circle. That's one of the cool things about D.C. There are just so many circles you can move in and out of.

» EXPRESS: Including the White House?

» TURNER: There's a misconception that the show revolves around the Salahis and the White House. People will see drama because we go interesting places and have unusual experiences.

» EXPRESS: So there's no Barack-spotting on the show?

» TURNER: No, but you'll see his influence. The Obamas have made the White House cool. It helps to have a fashionable first lady.

» EXPRESS: But Michelle doesn't seem to shop in D.C.! You do. Any fave boutiques?

» TURNER: I love Hu's Wear (2906 M St. NW; 202-342-2020) — just everything there, plus the shoe store across the street [Hu's Shoes, 3005 M St. NW; 202-342-0202]. I also like to shop in Baltimore at Vasarri (1636 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville; 410-415-6333). It's in the middle of a strip mall, but it has awesome cocktail clothes.

» EXPRESS: What about restaurants?

» TURNER: Ben's Chili Bowl is one of my hangouts (1213 U St. NW; 202-667-0909). I also like Oya (777 9th St. NW; 202-393-1400) because I love sushi, and it has a sexy bar.

» EXPRESS: As a real estate agent, you must know what the new hot D.C. neighborhood is. Where should I buy a condo?

» TURNER: The hottest place right now is NoMa, like the H Street NE corridor between 11th and 13th streets. They're going to get a trolley car system, and it's going to be a cool extension of Capitol Hill.

» EXPRESS: What about your own house?

» TURNER: My husband and I love to renovate houses, and our house used to be a church. It was a complete hovel, but now it's cool.

Lauri's-RHOOC Son Gets 90 Days In Jail

Post from Chicago Now.

By: jenn sale
Yeah... you don't want to piss of the judge. They tend to throw the book at you when you do. Don't get released on your own recognizance, then fail to show up for a hearing.

So over last weekend it was reported that Josh Waring, troubled son of former OC housewife Lauri Waring -Peterson, was picked up on a probation violation regarding a domestic violence conviction he received last year. He was held without bond until he saw a judge Tuesday.

According to the Orange County Circuit Clerk (look at me being investigative journalist!), Waring plead guilty to one count of violating a term of his probation and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, and 3 years of probation.


Waring had recently completed 30 days in the slammer for possession.

No comment from Lauri, but obviously this kid is on his own, because court documents state he's had a public defender appointed in almost all of his criminal cases. Lauri is said to be in NYC with fellow OC castmates Lynn Curtin and Gretchen Rossi as Rossi prepares to release a new handbag line at a flea market in Soho Shop NBC. There is a buzz from a few reliable sources (NOT Tweetmaxine, puh-lease) that Lauri has signed a limited filming contract with daughter Ashley for this season to help her daughter's fledgling acting career.

I though Ashley had a skincare line? What about the OC Air Angels?

Anyway, back to Josh. He'll probably have to serve most of his sentence, unlike Lindsay Lohan because that's how they do it in the OC on probation violations. Hopefully this will be the wake up call he needs to turn his life around. Maybe his mom will at least send him a little cash to buy some chips off the commissary when she gets back.

Luann With The Beauty Queens

Picture from Life of Luann when she lunched with the beauty queens.

Lori talks about Danielle-RHONJ

Short video of Lori Michaels.

Kelly Training For Her Marathon

Article From

Photo: Reality TV star Kelly Bensimon, center, runs with professional triathlon twins Laurel and Rebeccah Wassner in Central Park recently.

Star of Real Housewives of NYC brings a taste of the Big Apple to the Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon.
Written by: Sarah W. Flynn

The Real Housewives of New York City star Kelly Killoren Bensimon may be better known for racking up tabloid headlines than racking up miles, but that’s not stopping her from hitting the streets of the Windy City this weekend for the Rock ‘n‘Roll Chicago Half Marathon benefiting the American Cancer Society. And who better to guide her through some pre-race prep than fellow New Yorkers—and professional triathletes—Laurel and Rebeccah Wassner?

The trio met in Central Park just days before Bensimon toes the line on Sunday as part of a star-studded celebrity lineup (Giuliana Rancic of E! News and former Bachelor Jake Pavelka, amongst others, are also slated to run). The 42-year-old model and writer gleaned tips from the Wassner twins, which touched on everything from when to eat a gel pack (“about halfway through,” advised Rebeccah) to finish line poses (Laurel suggested to “make sure to finish with a smile.”)

After taking her through their typical pre-race drills, the Wassners led Bensimon on a three-mile loop of the park, dodging photographers eager to snap a shot of the paparazzi-magnet. The chatty, chipper mom of two spoke of her excitement about returning to her home state (she grew up in Rockford, Ill.) as well as her hopes to inspire her fans—including 40,000 followers on Twitter—to get off the couch, turn off the TV, and get running.

“Just 20 minutes of fresh air clears my thoughts, makes my problems seem more manageable, and life more fun,” she said. “I want to motivate other people to just put on their sneakers and go.”

Speaking of fun, Bensimon plans to have lots of it on Sunday, despite getting a late jump on training (“I only started about three weeks ago,” she admitted, “but I went out for a nine-miler last week and it felt great.). And she’s confident she’ll have no problem reaching the finish line on Sunday.

“It’ll be the easiest 13 miles I’ve ever ran,” said Bensimon. “Running in a race that benefits a charity is an incredible experience. Anytime you do something for someone else, you feel better.”

"Money Can't Buy You Class" Lip Syncing Contest

Luann is having a lip syncing contest for her single "Money Can't Buy You Class" click HERE if you are interested, there will be a first place and runner up winner.

The RHODC Are Getting Attention

Post from Zap2It.

By Jay Bobbin
Thanks to a couple's alleged White House party crashing, awareness of a new series was huge long before its debut.

However, Bravo wants it known -- as do the purported crashers, not surprisingly -- that "The Real Housewives of DC" is about other women besides Michaele Salahi. The latest entry in the "Real Housewives" franchise premieres Thursday, Aug. 5, and it takes some time for it to get to the much-reported incident at Washington's 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. (which didn't happen until filming was nearly completed).

After so much time being linked to the show without any of it ready to be seen, self-proclaimed "hugger" Salahi says she and her husband, Tareq, are "really excited for the whole world to see it, and to show the nation's capital and the great diversity in these five women. We're all very strong, different personalities … and I'm excited for people just to see who I am.

"There's been a lot of miscommunication, and the media has had fun with how they want us to be, but I know Bravo will highlight the way I really am."

And yes, four other D.C. "Housewives" also get big attention in the series. They are Mary Schmidt Amons, a charity event organizer and the granddaughter of media legend Arthur Godfrey; modeling agency chief Lynda Erkiletian; Catherine Ashley Ommanney, a British interior designer and ex-flame of Prince Harry who separated from her husband after the "Real Housewives" episodes were shot; and real estate agent Stacie Scott Turner.

"I'm one of those people who kind of tells it like it is," Turner claims. "If you ask my friends, that's what they'll say about me, so if I'm portrayed that way, great!"

As with the other new "Housewives," Turner inevitably tells it like it is about the Salahis, at least from her standpoint: "They're very nice people, and I don't want to pass judgment on what they did, but that's just part of their reality. They really believe they were invited to that event, so that's part of their life, and that's what the show portrays."

Bravo programming executive Andy Cohen -- also the host of the network's program "Watch What Happens Live" -- maintains there was no thought of eliminating Salahi from "The Real Housewives of DC" after the White House controversy erupted, in large part because so much footage of her already was in the can.

"It was my fantasy that we would have housewives fighting about politics," he explains, "and certainly, that's one of the things that comes up in the show. The other theme that brought us to Washington was the idea that social clout is measured there not by money but by proximity to political power. Little did we realize how much we would be on that theme with the incident last November."

Danielle's Opinion of Caroline and Jill Hanging Out

Post from Hollywood Life.

If Danielle knows one thing, it’s the importance of being real! The Real Housewives of New Jersey star is tired of everyone pretending to be BFFs, especially Jill and Caroline!

Danielle Staub tells it like it is! We asked Danielle what she thought about the budding friendship between The Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin and New Jersey star Caroline Manzo, and let’s just say Danielle made her point in just a few words.

“I guess congrats are in order?!” Danielle told exclusively. “I want Jill to be happy and have good people surrounding her. Jill is amazing and has always been very kind to me and has reached out to me on several occassions in good and bad times … we’ve shared a lot.”

We broke the news that Jill and Caroline were partying together in the Hamptons on July 24 at London Jewelers for the Brittny Gastineau Tres Glam trunk show.

“Caroline and Jill were inseparable,” says our insider. “Dina [Manzo] had rented a house for the entire week, but her big sis Caroline opted to stay with Jill!”

We were shocked to hear about the new friendship and needless to say so was Danielle!

“I had no idea they spoke but congratulations,” says Danielle. “Jill is actually very wonderful.”

— Chloe Melas

Bethenny's Blog On Being A Mom

Bethenny's last blog for People on motherhood.

Photo: Brian Doben
Thanks to Bethenny Frankel — best-selling author, creator of the Skinnygirl Margarita and star of both The Real Housewives of New York City and Bethenny Getting Married? — for sharing the highs and lows of motherhood with us this month.

In her final blog for PEOPLE Moms & Babies, the reality star – who is mom to 11-week-old daughter Bryn Casey with husband Jason Hoppy – tells us what she’s learned in her first few months as a parent.

Hey PEOPLE people!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read about the daily moments in my life. Marriage and motherhood have been such incredible gifts that it has been so easy to share with you. Plus, I learn so much from your questions, comments and opinions and value every minute of it all.
Truthfully, Jason and I had absolutely no clue about what to do with our daughter Bryn when we brought her home. The baby nurse was a godsend because she really taught us everything we needed to know.

Every day there are new things to learn, but the “Dos and Don’ts” have changed since we were babies, i.e. putting a baby on their stomach and safety pins in diapers. Still, for all you new moms, here are a few lessons I did learn…

THE ESSENTIALS: At first Bryn’s nursery was bare, but little did I know that a baby could sleep in a shoebox if necessary. They do nothing but poop and sleep! So a bassinet was all we needed at first. (You don’t need a crib for several weeks.) Eventually, the nursery was all put together and is so beautiful (thanks to Bellini — they were so helpful!!).

The only essential thing a new parent needs is a place to change the baby’s diapers. We used a shelf to change her for a few weeks. Don’t stress on that.

BREASTFEEDING: Bryn now sleeps for 4-hour intervals (6 if we’re lucky), and I have been breastfeeding. That has been the greatest challenge and reward. It is something you don’t have to be extreme about and don’t need to be pressured about either. However, it’s very healthy and a gift that only you can give your baby. I would have regretted not doing it.

PETS: The idea of integrating our dog Cookie into Bryn’s life and vice versa was overwhelming and anxiety-producing even just to think about. I had a feeling Cookie would be good about it, and indeed she has been great. She has been so calm and gentle with Bryn. However, she has been hyper vigilant with everyone else though, which presents a new problem. It never ends does it?

All in all, I’ve never been happier. Jason and I love our little family and are grateful for that every day. It really made us the people we were meant to be yet didn’t know we could be.


– Bethenny Frankel


Pic./Tweet from Kelly.

Ted and I going to a biz lunch

Kandi-RHOA In New Video

Behind the scenes video of Rasheeda’s Bedrock remix featuring Kandi Burruss, Antonia “Toya” Carter, Diamond (formerly of Crime Mob) and Angel Lola Luv (aka Lola Monroe).

NeNe and Danielle Painted

Adam Ansell painted NeNe and Danielle.

Courtesy: Jason Mecier and Adam J. Ansell