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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Danielle-RHONJ And Kelly-RHONY Give Advice To The RHODC

Post from OK! magazine.

Author: Valerie Nome
With Real Housewives of Washington, D.C. premiering tonight at 9 p.m. on Bravo, the most controversial New Jersey and NYC Housewives — Danielle Staub and Kelly Bensimon — offer their tips and takes on being part of the pop culture phenomenon.

What would Danielle tell Michaele Salahi (who is embroiled in a war with Whoopi Goldberg after yesterday’s appearance on The View) and the other soon-to-be household names – Catherine Ommanney, Stacie Scott Turner, Linda Erkiletian and Mary Schmidt Amons?

“Don’t hate on each other so much,” Danielle tells me. “It gets ugly, and it doesn’t make anybody look bad but yourself. And if you’re going to attack one person, believe me, you’re going to make them rise to the top. [points to herself] Hello.”

With co-star Teresa Giudice facing bankruptcy, Danielle urges the D.C. wives not to overspend.

“If you have it, don’t flaunt it, because it will come back to bite you,” she says. “Be humble. Be grateful for the opportunities you have. Try to teach your children that hard work is definitely something that will become lucrative to you in the end, and you do have to always remember where you came from. Even if you didn’t come from there, all of us did, and there’s people who are trying to fight their way to the top. You need to understand, reach out your hand and help them out a little bit and never feel like you’re self-indulgent or self-deserving of anything in life. If you’ve been given an opportunity, give back.”

Also: Danielle urges the wives to have an ally within the franchise.

“Jill [Zarin] reached out to me quite a few times, and every time I’ve seen her she’s a very gracious – a lady to her core,” Danielle shares. “I like a person who’s real. I like a person who tells me how they feel rather than letting me find out from somebody else. She’s a good woman.”

Although Kelly won’t tune into the D.C. show, saying it’s “not my game,” she is grateful for the opportunity to be part of the broadcasting brand.

“So what if someone calls you a name?” Kelly says. “Haters are part of the ecosystem. Have fun with it. I’m having so much fun with it, and I’m able to be charitable on top of it. And my kids love it. It’s a win-win. I don’t see anything wrong with it.”

She continues, “Now I get to put my money where my mouth is, and actually go out there and be in the trenches and be part of what’s going on and be charitable, which is important. A lot of people are skinny cats and they’re like ‘yah, I’m so cool for school, I can’t go to a party because somebody’s going to recognize me.’ I’m like ‘how about taking the hat off, smiling, putting your name out there, giving the stamp of approval on whatever charity it is, and helping them so we can make people better.”

Bethenny Late To GLAAD Event

Post from Page Six of the NY Post.

Bethenny Frankel annoyed gay activists when she showed up an hour late for the GLAAD event she was supposed to host at 230 Fifth on Wednesday night. The "Real Housewives of New York City" star walked the red carpet and then left without going up to the rooftop for the gala because she had to rush to the set of "Larry King Live," witnesses reported.

Guests who stayed longer included "Housewives" co-stars Simon van Kempen and Alex McCord, designer David Meister and stylist Phillip Bloch.

Get Your Hair To Look Like Gretchen's-RHOOC

Video of Gretchen and Slade getting their hair done.

Bethenny Supports Baby Buggy

Post from Celebrity Pregnancy.

Bethenny Frankel knows a good buy when she sees one.
Last month, Bethenny was spotted shopping for baby things at the opening of Target in Harlem. She stocked up on essential baby items from the new Target Baby Buggy Collection.

Baby Buggy is a non-profit organization founded 2001 by Jessica Seinfeld. Ten percent of each purchase goes back to the organization to provide New York City families with in need with essential equipment, clothing, and products for their infants and young children.

To date, Baby Buggy has delivered over 4 million items to thousands of families through a network of qualified social service partners.

You can help:
•organize a pickup of your baby gear and clothing

•join the team of volunteers at Baby Buggy’s NYC loft


The Salahi's Vs. The View

Article from Video of the full interview is below the article. Decide for yourself if there was an overreaction.

Video of Whoppi on The View today responding.

By:Charlotte Triggs and Brian Orloff
It started out like a typical episode of The View on Wednesday: co-hosts Sherri Shepherd and Joy Behar ribbed their guests with tough — but playful — questions. But backstage after the show, a major drama played out.

When Michaele Salahi and her Real Housewives of D.C. castmates — Mary Schmidt Amons, Lynda Erkiletian, Catherine Ommanney and Stacie Scott Turner — appeared on the ABC talk show, the newly-minted reality star was rattled after she said Whoopi Goldberg, who was offstage for the segment, walked on the set, touched her arm and tried to refocus her on the topic at hand: her alleged crashing of the White House state dinner last November.

Though the encounter occupied no more than several seconds of airtime, offstage, an ugly scene reportedly happened when Salahi and her husband Tareq complained to producers about what she tells PEOPLE was a “humiliating and torturous” experience at the hands of Goldberg — and her View co-hosts.
“The first encounter I had with this woman is her grabbing my arm and telling me to change the subject,” Salahi tells PEOPLE in a phone interview Thursday. “It was very inappropriate … They want to torture me. I didn’t know [being interviewed on the View] would be this horrific.”

During that interview segment, Salahi also exchanged heated words with her Housewives costar Erkiletian, who alleged that Tareq threw a glass of red wine on her at a recent press event in Los Angeles. (Salahi fired back that Erkiletian lobbed a glass of Scotch back in her husband’s face.) The interview was testy, and afterward Salahi said, “When I got off stage I was fine, but then I began to cry. Whoopi came in and said ‘Did you [expletive] say that I hit you?’ “

According to a statement on ABC’s Web site, Salahi told producers that Goldberg “hit” her. Salahi tells PEOPLE she used the word “grab.”

Goldberg doesn’t deny the backstage confrontation happened but denies she hit Salahi. “You know how I [denied it],” she said, “choice words. And I make no apology for my choice words.”

But the situation escalated after Salahi’s husband Tareq intervened.

“Tareq, my husband, said you need to apologize to my wife,” Salahi tells PEOPLE. “Whoopi doesn’t like to be told what to do. He said, ‘We’re just guests and this is an inappropriate way to treat guests.’ “

But Goldberg says Tareq “got in [her] face, had his BlackBerry out and started taking pictures of me. And needless to say, I really went off on him. And there was even more choice words. It was so choice, you could have cut it with a knife and eaten them.”

At this point, Salahi says, “I was really sobbing. I just wanted to get out of there.”

While Goldberg had no more to say about the matter Thursday, and co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck read a statement on air from Salahi’s attorney reiterating that no charges were levied after the alleged White House crashing incident, Salahi says she doesn’t understand where all the purported hostility came from on the set of The View.

“Whoopi, I don’t know you. I never saw Sister Act,” she says. “I don’t know much about her. The fact that I have had no encounters with her except this hostility, I don’t know where it’s coming from. It’s just another really painful learning lesson.”

Video of The RHODC on The View. Part One:

Video of The RHODC on The View. Part Two.

Video From Joy's show on CNN, she talks about the Salahi's.

The Other RHODC side with Whoppi:

Danielle's 48th B-Day Is At Scores Strip Club

Post from Star Magazine.

The party never stops for The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Danielle Staub! She's celebrating a belated 48th birthday at Scores, a New York City Gentleman's Club, on Tuesday, August 10... That's 12 days after her actual birthday on July 29.
According to the invite, Danielle will treat partygoers to a live performance of her hit song "Real Close" and the event promises many other surprises. Maybe the former stripper will even get on the pole herself!

Vicki-RHOOC And Donn

Pic./Tweet from Vicki.

.I love you Donn.

Ramona's New Hairdo

Pic./Tweet from Ramona after she got her haircut.

Just had my haircut @oscarblandi I love it don't you!

Jill's Bridgehampton Rental

Post from

Photo credit: Newsday/Newsday Photo / Thomas A. Ferrar

By Valerie Kellogg
Since selling her home in Sag Harbor (seen here), Jill Zarin, star of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New York City," has at some points felt like she's "going insane" trying to figure out where to settle out east this summer. Not anymore. After showing some interest in buying a Southampton spread on the market for $7.9 million, Zarin's finally decided to rent.

She and husband, Bobby, are now staying at a four-bedroom, four-bath beach house in Bridgehampton. "It's all white, beige and blue," Zarin tells Newsday. "There are seashells everywhere. I can smell the ocean as soon as I walk outside and at night can hear the waves."

According to a listing for the property, the house is 3,000 square feet on one acre with a heated gunite pool. It is near the ocean and Mecox Bay.

No word on how much Zarin paid for the rental, which appears to have been a private transaction. But it was probably a genius move, as Zarin has had some luck in the Hamptons market.

The RHODC Has Drama And Sophistication

Q&A from NBC Washington.

Real Housewives" Stacie Turner: I Was "Surprised" to Be the Only African American Cast

BY:Mia Fields-Hall

"Real Housewives of DC" has become a huge yet controversial franchise. What made you want to be involved?
Adam Olszweski/Bravo

I talked with the producers and I really liked the fact that they said they were going to make the D.C. version a little bit more sophisticated and different from the other cities. I questioned, 'Did that mean no drama?' and they said, 'Of course not! You'll still get drama; it's just different from other "Real Housewives" series.'

Are you originally from D.C.?
I grew up in Alexandria, Virg., went to Howard University, moved around a bit and settled here with my husband in 1997.

What are your favorite things to do in the Distirct?
I love bike riding with my family, eating at intimate restaurants like Oya, and I actually love to shop at Basari in Baltimore. They have designs that you just can't find in D.C.

If you could have dinner with three of the most powerful people in D.C. -- past or present -- who would it be?
President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Are you actually a housewife or do you work full time?
I'm a career woman. I work in real estate. I run my charity Extra-Ordinary Life. I have 2 kids, a husband and I'm trying to keep a household together. I, like many woman across the city, wear multiple hats.

Why did you decide to start your charity?
It was very personal for me. I was adopted out of foster care when I was 6-months old. I decided to focus my charity on young women ages 13-18 who are without permanent homes. There are nearly 2,000 young women right here in D.C. who are without a family. It was important for me to give them the experiences that they aren't fortunate enough to have. I actually just took eight teenagers to South Africa a few weeks ago and watching them learn about another culture was so inspiring.

When you were officially cast on the "Real Housewives of D.C." did you know you were the only woman of color and how did you feel when you found out?
I was surprised because D.C. is such a diverse city and it is known as choclate city. I expected there to be other nationalities on the show and there weren't. I feel additional pressures and really hope that I represent well. However, we interact with so many people on the show that I feel like viewers will get a great flavor for the city and the different circles people flow in.

What was your favorite moment on the show?
I think one of the really funny moments is when we went to the Salahi's vineyard and stomped grapes. I loved that; it was so much fun!

Did you have any regrets when you were finish filming?
I wouldn't say I had any regrets, no. But filming did make me realize how busy life already is. Filming is a lot, you have to have your hair, makeup and clothes together daily. It's so much to keep up with.

What cast member are you closest to?
Surprisingly Catherine. If you see the first episode you probably wouldn’t think so. We didn’t know each other when we started filming and in the beginning we butted heads. I actually find her refreshing now.

There's been a lot of negative press surrounding the Salahis. What do you think of them personally?
My husband and I interacted with them in a number of scenes during the show. They’ve been nothing but nice and friendly to us. I don’t have any ill feelings towards them. I don’t want to judge them on what happened. They’ve treated us well.

How are you going to take it when you no longer have privacy and millions of people know who you are?
I'm not too worried about it specifically in D.C. People here tend to be more reserved than most cities. I think it'll be okay.

If the opportunity presented itself would you do a season 2?
You know, ask me midway through the season, but so far yes. I just hope my reality gets portrayed the way it really is.

Ramona-RHONY At Melanie Harris' s Trunk Show

Post and Pics. From The Look NY.

Thanks to all who came to our Melanie Harris Trunk Show. Her dresses are absolutely beautiful. Here are some pictures of the event with Ramona Singer, from The Real Housewives of NYC wearing some of the designs.

Kelly Celebrates Her New Jewelry At Lavo, Las Vegas

Pics of Kelly last night at Lavo in LV.



Tamra-RHOOC Is The Spokesperson For Quickie Mfg.

BlogHer 2010 will set the stage for a fun – and different – team cleaning effort: Quickie Manufacturing Corporation will announce Tamra Barney of the popular Bravo series Real Housewives of Orange County as the spokesperson. Furthermore, the green cleaning-focused booth at BlogHer should catapult Quickie's place online, as it serves as the brand's first large-scale consumer social marketing initiative.

Tamra will represent Quickie at their BlogHer booth – #2406 in Americas Hall II at the Hilton New York in Manhattan. Timed with the start of BlogHer at 10:00 a.m. on August 6th, Quickie's YouTube channel will debut lighthearted webisodes starring Tamra with cleaning demonstrations, including "Mop-ercise." Quickie will also be testing attendees' "Cleaning I.Q.'s" to find the cleanest and dirtiest bloggers at BlogHer. Additionally, Tamra will be encouraging people to "make a mess" on one of the booth's walls by writing their favorite green cleaning tips on it. Quickie will later make this wall viral on their Facebook wall.

"From our first meeting, Tamra has fit in as another member of Quickie's family," noted Augie Deluca, Chief Marketing Officer at Quickie. "Like so many of our customers, she went through a life change and had to start from a clean slate. We're thrilled to have her on-board and truly feel that BlogHer is the ideal place for our whole team to connect with influential consumers."

Tamra chimed in, "Just a month or so before I partnered with Quickie, I had decided to be more financially conscious and started cleaning myself, as opposed to using a cleaning service. It was a perfect fit! And now, I can't remember what I did before I started using my Microfiber Twist Mop!"

Quickie will showcase their latest innovative products at BlogHer, including the Microfiber Sponge Mop, the Microfiber Wet Mop, the Soft 'N' Swivel Microfiber/Chenille Dust Mop and the Deluxe Microfiber Floor Mop.

Tamra will be participating in a number of promotional activities for the company throughout the rest of the year. For more information, visit Quickie's Facebook page or follow them on Twitter to see what's in store for Tamra and Quickie.

Video of Tamra hawking Quickie

The Salahi's Snubbed

Post from the Washington Examiner.

By: Nikki Schwab
Thursday not only marks the premiere episode of "The Real Housewives of D.C.," but also the night a handful of parties will be held around Washington in the housewives' honor.

Half Yard, the "D.C. Housewives" production company, will throw an exclusive fete at the Madison Hotel. (Note to crashers: This one is invite-only.) Then, there's a party and an after-party where Tareq and Michaele Salahi will be "honored guests," according to Human Events, where fans of the White House-crashing couple can shell out dollars to attend. And finally, there's an after-party at Buddha-Bar D.C., hosted by local glossy Washington Life. (This one is invite-only, too.)

While there are five cast members' names attached to the invitation, Michaele Salahi's is noticeably missing, substituted instead with the name of stylist, TV personality and "Housewives" bestie Paul Wharton.

So why was the most famous Housewife kept off the guest list? We're told that the other four "Housewives" requested she not be invited.

Washington Life's Executive Editor Michael Clements wouldn't confirm, but told Yeas & Nays the magazine had longstanding relationships with the party's hosts "via our fashion, style and charity coverage."

"The event is not associated with Bravo or 'The Real Housewives' franchise -- it's not the 'official' anything. As such, the host committee doesn't include all the cast, or all the persons that might have played a role in producing, starring in or filming the show," Clements told Yeas & Nays. "Our party is just simply some D.C. friends getting together at Buddha-Bar to celebrate a pretty big national media event in our backyard."

Yeas & Nays pondered whether the diss came after Tareq Salahi threw wine in cast member Lynda Erkiletian's face at an event last Friday in Los Angeles, as reported by Clements said that couldn't be the case. Washington Life had been planning the party for the past two weeks. E-mails to Tareq Salahi and Erkiletian were not returned by press time.

Kelly In Las Vegas

Pic./Tweet from Kelly at Lavo.

At @lavolasvegas comeee playyy

Michaele Salahi USA Today Video