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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Meet Teresa At Barnes & Noble, Deptford,NJ

Post from Courier Post Online.

Who says you can't eat pasta and wear spandex? Teresa Guidice, star of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," will spill her diet and foodie secrets at 7 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble, 1553 Almonesson Drive, Deptford.

Guidice is the author of "Skinny Italian: Eat and Enjoy It -- Live Bella Vita and Look Great, Too!," a cookbook with a heavy dose of gossip.Guidice says the book is filled with family recipes that her mother brought to New Jersey from Italy.

The bookstore will issue wristbands beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday for fans who hold Barnes & Noble receipts for the book for Guidice to sign. Wristbands will be given out throughout the day and will determine line placement for the event.
For more information, call (856) 232-3123 for more information

Jill At Books & Books Friday

Post from MiamiNewTimes.

Secrets of a Jewish Mother
Fri., August 20, 6:00pmBooks & Books
265 Aragon Ave; Coral Gables FL
Price: Free

The Mazel Tov Moms
Stacey Russell

Like all TV junkies, we get high just watching Bravo’s infinite number of reality shows. And the side effects are virtually the same as cheap meth. It wastes our time and money and contributes to brain rot. But really, can anyone help loving Rachel Zoe’s terrible vocabulary or the complete ridiculousness of the Real Housewives of Wherever?
One housewife in particular, Jill Zarin, has won our hearts. She has the voice of an angel — one from the Bronx who smokes a pack day. She’s the ginger-haired vixen from the Real Housewives of New York, and she has published a new book, Secrets of a Jewish Mother, co-written with sister Lisa Wexler and mother Gloria Kamen. This Friday at 6 p.m., these three Jewish moms will scrawl mazel tov on every copy at Books & Books. The signing is free with purchase of Secrets of a Jewish Mother.

Alex And Simon Attend The FIT Couture Council Summer Party 2010

Post from Black Tie Magazine.

Photo: Joyce Brooks
Quintessentially is generously FIT’s Sponsor for the FIT Couture Council Summer Party 2010 and The FIT Couture Council Annual Luncheon that will Honor Karl Lagerfeld. Inspired by their mutual passion for high quality service and attention to detail, Ben Elliot, Aaron Simpson and Paul Drummond joined forces in London to create Quintessentially, a private members club with a global concierge service, in December 2000.
Chairmen are Yaz Hernandez, Alexandra Lebenthal, Charlotte Moss and Liz Peek.

Designers that attended included Anait Bian, Edmundo Castillo, Maria Cornejo, Francisco Costa, Christina Cota, Cathy Hardwick, Joan Helpern, Eric Javitz, Pat Kerr, Daryl Kerrigan, Gemma Khang, Emmet McCarthy, Nicole Miller, Ralph Rucci, Zang Toi, and Patricia Underwood.

Other fashion industry guests that attended included Linda Fargo, Willa Kim (costume designer), Carson Kressley, Patrick McDonald, PJ Pascual, Helen O'Hagan, Lynn Yeager and of course Dr. Joyce Brown, President of FIT and Dr. Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT.

Other guest that attended included Real Housewives of New York Alex McCord and Simon van  Kempen, James Andrews, Melissa Berkelhammer, Deeda Blair, Claudia Cisneros, Cece Cord, Suzi Cornish, Carmen D'Alessio, Christophe de Menil, Congress Woman Carolyn Maloney, Kathleen Doyle, Peter Davis, Martha Kramer Fox, Douglas Hannant, Anthony Haden-Guest, Jane Holzer, Tama Janowitz, Eleanora and Michael Kennedy, Yue-Sai Kan, Mariana Kaufman, Mrs. Ray Kelly, Scott McBee, Carlos Ponce, Judy and Peter Price, Jean Shafiroff, Hunt Slonem, Emma Snowdon-Jones, Barbara Tober and Alexa Winner.

The annual Summer Party is New York’s biggest August fashion event.While so many vacation this month, the fashion world is here preparing for Fashion Week. Designers, Upper East Side women and downtown hipsters all come together to make the event a success. As is tradition, Dr. Joyce Brown, president of FIT, gave the summer party toast.
Simon , Alex, and Patrick McDonald attend the couture council summer party at French Embassy in New York City.

Salahi's "Real Sports" Preview

Ramona And Avery Taping For Inside Edition

Pic./tweet from Ramona.

Avery and me at Dylan Candy Bar filming for Inside Edition doesn't she look great?!?

LuAnn's Packing Tips

Post from LuAnn's facebook.

Hot off the press! Check out my article from today's Life & Style magazine, where I talk about packing and traveling light!

Teresa And Caroline In Los Angeles

Pics. from Teresa and Caroline, they are going to tape George Lopez and Dr. Phil today.

Me and Caroline with Dr. Phil

Jacqueline In Las Vegas

Some pictures from Jacqueline while she is in Las Vegas.

Kelly's Hair and Fashion Tips

A few videos from Kelly, she talks about hair and clothing trends.

Kelly With Kids

Pic./tweet from Kelly.

Davids lane

Lynn's New Post

Click HERE to read Lynn's new blog post.

RHONY Have Not Been Asked Back Yet

Post from NBC New York.

BY Stacey Russell
"Real Housewives of New York" starlet Jill Zarin said she didn't know if she'd be back for the next season of the runaway hit reality series.
"I can't tell you because I don't know and that's the truth," Zarin dished to Niteside ahead of her appearance at Books & Books in Coral Gables on Friday to promote her new book.
"We haven't been invited back, to the best of my knowledge. ... And I don't know if they will ask me back. And If they do, I don't know what I'll do."
The fiery redhead whose infamous slow-boil fall-out with best friend and castmate Bethenny Frankel was captured on camera last season may not be committed to returning to the small screen, but she shared her thoughts on the "Housewives" in other cities.
“The show is dramatic," she said of the new girls on the block, the "Real Housewives of DC."

"I think its like any first season of the 'Housewives,' it takes a minute to get to know the characters. I am anxious to see what happened with that White House thing like everyone else.”

She also said she thought Danielle Staub's reported departure from the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast was a long-time coming.
She added, "But I wish her the best."
Zarin was in town to promote her new book, "Secrets Of A Jewish Mother,” which was written with sister Lisa Wexler and mom Gloria Kamen. With everything from money to dating advice in her new novel, she does have a few famous friends in mind that she suggests read her secrets -- especially newly single BFF, matchmaker Patti Stanger.

“I would love to set her up-- but I think she will be okay finding love," she said.

How Caroline Lost 20 Pounds

Article from OK! Magazine.

Author: Valerie Nome
Now that Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo has dropped 20 lbs. since starting her diet in March, she notices that people treat her differently. (She credits portion control, cutting soda, eating earlier in the day – and Flintstones vitamins!)
“I find that amazing,” the married mom of three, 48, tells me. “I do. It sucks. It sucks a little bit because people always respected and appreciated who I was, but now it’s funny, it’s like ‘oh my God, the weight loss!’ That’s crazy to me, but I guess that’s our society – it’s based on what you look like instead of who you are. It sucks a little bit – I’m not going to lie. I appreciate it, and I’m grateful for it, but couldn’t you love me when I was twenty pounds heavier?”

She continues, “Chubby girls have a lot to offer, too. Give us chubby girls some love. [laughs] I did it for health reasons, I wasn’t feeling good, I’m getting older. I’ll be 49 next week, and the wheels are starting to fall off. You have to worry about diabetes setting in, or high blood pressure. You have to take control of your body. I never was ashamed of being heavier, it’s something I decided to do watching my husband [lose 100 lbs. through lap band surgery] and starting not to feel good that I’d better take control of things.”

Currently weighing in at 121, she sets her sights on a goal weight of 115.
“I will cap it off after six pounds, but I will maintain,” she says. “I’m certainly not going to be one of those people who are going to keep going.”

How does her family feel about her new look?
“They love me anyway, the same way I loved him when he was so heavy. It doesn’t even come into play. The kids tease me – ‘mom, you’ve got big hoop earrings on now,’ stuff like that, because I’m not going to have my face get big, so I would wear my studs all the time. Now I’ll wear fun earrings and dress differently – age appropriate, but differently, because you feel better about yourself.”

She shares her five weight-loss rules.

Eat smaller portions.

“If there’s a piece of cake in front of me, I’m going to have maybe three forkfuls, and that’s it,” she says. “I am very strict with it. In the beginning, it’s difficult to eat smaller portions. I’m not going to lie. It’s difficult, and you almost go through a withdrawal – you get headaches and stuff like that. You get moody. But I feel so good now. I feel so much better. I feel lighter, I don’t feel bloated anymore. My face has lost that bloated, watery look to it, and I feel good.”

She continues, “Once you start to feel good, you’re like ‘why do I want to eat this whole piece of cake and go back to the way I felt?’ I had the cake, I enjoyed a little bit of it, I got that sensation of wanting it out of the way, and I don’t want to eat the whole thing. But we’re conditioned to eat the whole thing – we continue eating when we’re not even hungry.”

Replace soda with water.

“I cut out soda, I cut out high sugar-content juices. I felt like it’s a lot of hidden calories in there, the carbonation can’t be good for you – not that I drank a lot of soda, but I found that when I went to sit down at a restaurant, that’s the first thing you order. I’m not a big drinker at all. You order a soda or an iced tea. I said ‘you know what? Just give me water because I need to drink water, I need to hydrate.’ It’s better for your skin, your body — especially during the summer months. I j conditioned myself to drink water, and I was the person that hated water. You could not give it to me for all the tea in China. Now that’s all I drink.”

Eat earlier in the day.

“If I do want pasta, I try to have it earlier in the day, so as the day progresses, I eat better,” she says. “If I’m craving something, I’m going to have it earlier in the day. I eat earlier in the day because you have time to digest and process food rather than going to bed around your stomach. I usually stop eating around 6, 7:00 at night. If I want something, I’ll have fruit or something light like celery with peanut butter on it, just to satisfy eating something.”

Flintstones vitamins!

“This is per doctor’s suggestion. When my husband had the lap band surgery, he said ‘you have to take one Flintstones vitamin a day. A chewable Flintstones vitamin a day.’ He said, ‘you’re serious?’ and he said ‘I’m serious. They’re the best nutrients.’ I was like ‘he’s a grown man,’ “ she says.

“But now I take a Flintstones vitamin every morning. I have a good energy level. It could be from a lot of things – it could be from cutting out all the soda and juices and drinking only water, and now you’re detoxing yourself naturally. It could be from being a lot lighter and feeling better that I have a better energy level, or it could be from the vitamins. Who knows? But I do take one Flintstones vitamin a day. My favorite is grape. [cackles]”

Never count calories.

“It’s too much work,” Caroline says. “Life is about living. Live your life, but live it smart. I watched my husband lose 100 pounds by eating whatever he wanted whenever he wanted, but by eating small portions. Guess what? We could all do that.”
To learn the diet secrets of Caroline and the other Real Housewives of New Jersey, pick up the OK! on newsstands now. The cover line is “The William and Kate Wedding Tell-All!”

RHONJ Coming Back For A Third Season With Caroline,Jacqueline and Teresa

Post from the NY Daily News.

By: Carson Griffith
The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" will be really different next season.

Following Internet reports that Danielle Staub, the former pole-dancing drama-mama, was fired from the Bravo reality series, insiders tell us that, as it stands, only three cast members have a future with the show.

Although Bravo has yet to make it official, a source close to the cable network says there will be a third season of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey." Staub will not be a part of it, however, although the source tells us she wasn't exactly "fired." She just wasn't asked back.

We're told that the week after the "Jersey" girls wrapped their reunion show at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City this month, housewives Caroline Manzo, Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita all received letters from Bravo asking them to return for a third season. According to our source, the cable network doesn't typically inform cast members they've been renewed in this fashion. For instance, "The Real Housewives of New York" have yet to hear news of next season.

Staub did not receive a letter and, according to a friend, was not even aware that Manzo, Giudice and Laurita had. That source also tells us that, contrary to accounts on the Web, Staub was unaware she was off the show until she read it online on Monday, when reports first surfaced.

Staub's blasé response to the rumors, which she posted that same night on Bravo's RHONJ blog, would indicate that she wasn't exactly surprised by the news. ("Actually, I'm not even thinking about season three right now, as I am considering many incredible options that have been presented to me," Staub wrote.) But her friend says her tone had more to do with the fact that Staub - who was rumored to have created a little too much drama for reality show - was hoping for her own series. The friend adds that Staub is "working with production companies who are really interested and have talked to Bravo."
The villainess of Franklin Lakes, N.J., isn't the only cast member who didn't receive a letter inviting her back for season three. Neither Kim (G.) Granatell nor Kim DePaola, both new additions to the series this past season, received a golden ticket, says our Bravo insider. But since this season was seen as "an audition" for the two ladies, we hear they could be invited to make guest appearances in the future.
Bravo has been vague about the status of Staub and a third season of the Jersey "Housewives." But with only three of the Jersey girls left standing, the network will soon be focused on a casting call for some fresh blood.

Ladies, sharpen your elbows!

Stacie-RHODC Talks About Aunt Frances,South Africa And Cat

Q&A from The Washingtonian.

From South Africa to Northwest
By Alyssa Rosenberg

When last caught up with Stacie Turner, it was at the party sending her, and a group of young Washington women in foster care, off to South Africa as part of Turner's Extra-Ordinary Life charity, inspired by her own youthful experience in the city's foster care system. Since she got back, Tuner's been caught up in the whirlwind of promotion for the Real Housewives of Washington, DC. But we talked on Wednesday about her Aunt Frances' now-famous hospitality, the tension between her and Cat Ommanney that's marked the first two episodes, and who Turner and her husband are backing in this year's hotly-contested District Mayoral race. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

First off, I wanted to ask, how was the trip to South Africa?
It was phenomenal. It is just amazing how the girls just blossomed, from the time we got there to the time that we left. I think they had an amazing experience. And what I loved is that we really got a real experience. We got everything from the poorest of shantytowns, we really interacted with the people, and it just gave them a perspective that I think exceeded any of their expectations, I know it exceeded mine.

You’ve come back from that amazing trip and that amazing experience to the premiere of the show. How has it been seeing yourself on camera?
It has been bananas. The whole experience for me has been surreal, starting when we went on the publicity tour, and were out in LA, doing red-carpet events with all the NBC Universal shows, to going to New York and being on the Today Show and the View. These are all things I have watched as a viewer and thought were so cool, and it’s me, doing it. It’s been a lot of fun. The response to the show among fans in DC and even outside of the city has been tremendous. I’m excited about it.

One thing I’ve enjoyed about watching you on the show is you’ve been bringing the other women and the audience, by extension, into your personal Washington, your home. Was it scary at all to open that up for cameras and people you were getting to know? And what’s it like seeing those events on screen?
It was scary. Your home is your more personal place, and what if people don’t like it? I’m sensitive, too, and I’ve found you just have to develop a thick skin. I also wanted to protect some of the boundaries and the privacy of the people closest to me, because I made the decision to be on the show, and by default, they are involved as well. So far it has not been overwhelming, or overwhelmingly intrusive.
I want to talk more about Aunt Frances, because she is a born reality star. Did she get a huge kick out of that?
Aunt Frances is my godmother, and for my entire life, since I was a little girl, I have been going there after school, and especially on Sunday for Sunday dinner. What people love so much about Aunt Frances’ is there are no fancy pretenses there, everybody is welcome. You can really tell the pride and the satisfaction she gets from opening up her home. She has a reputation for good food and hospitality that stretches far and wide.

How did she react when you asked if you could bring the lady and the camera crew by. Was that something she was into?
Aunt Frances was in her eighties, so when she told her friends that we were coming, and the cameras were coming, it was a big event in her life. She was insisting that the crews eat, and that everyone eat. It never matters how many people, who the people are, the more the merrier. It was fun for her.

One thing that’s been a theme for the first two episodes is it looks like you and Cat aren’t getting along that well. Do you feel like the two of you came out of it all right?
Cat just has a style that’s very different from mine. When you don’t know someone, than many times, their wit and their candor can be taken as rudeness and being impolite which was definitely how I felt in the first two episodes, particularly the second episode, when I know my family is opening their home out of love. I don’t care if the wine is vinegar, you just don’t say it. But you’ll see our relationship evolve throughout the season. Cat’s very nice. She’s often misunderstood. And now having gotten to know her, I find her candor very refreshing.
It also seems like she’s going through some difficult things in her life (Ommanney has since split from her husband), and I don’t know if that’s influenced how she was behaving.
She is the perfect example of how you never know what’s going on in someone’s private life, which might cause them to act in a particular way. I ahve learned that there were things that were going on behind the scenes in her storyline, since we taped separately, that give me just a little bit more understanding.

You’re the only African-American cast members on the show, you live in DC, a lot of women live in the suburbs. What was it like getting those women together?
I think that I was able to introduce the ladies to some experiences that are different than what they’re accustomed to. Definitely, Aunt Frances’ was different for everyone, but it seems like everyone enjoyed it, except for Cat. My brother-in-law is a big hip-hop artist in France, and Salahis went to Paris, so that introduced them to something new. We have a scene later on in the series where we have a party at Ben’s Chili Bowl, and a number of the ladies had never been to Ben’s Chili Bowl before.

And speaking of DC and politics, what do you guys think of the upcoming Mayor’s race?
Ooh, this race is tough! We have been supporters of Mayor Fenty since he was the councilperson for Ward 4, and so we think he’s done a really good job for the city. I definitely believe the city is better today than it was four years ago, and I’ve been particularly impressed by the development that’s happened with the recreation centers and the libraries in areas of the city that had not had any investment for several years. And because I have young children, all of the attention that’s being put on the public school system is important. I think he’s focused on the right things. I’ve admired Councilmember Gray over the years. I think he’s provided strong, solid leadership to the city council, and he definitely knows the city and has been involved for a number of years. So I think this race is going to be really tight.

Teresa/Caroline At Katsuya

Post from Zimbio.

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo and PR guru Jonathan Cheban arrive at Katsuya in Hollywood. Giudice and Manzo have reportedly been asked to return to the Bravo reality show for a third season.


Tareq Skips Court Date

Post from Babble.

Posted by ToniFitz76
Photo: PR Photo
The Salahis can’t seem to stay out of trouble, though conveniently that trouble always seems to come just as a new episode of “The Real Housewives of DC” is about to air. This week they’re in the headlines for a lawsuit against Tareq Salahi, Michaele’s husband, who’s being sued by one of the participants in a dubious charity polo event the couple runs.
You saw Lynda Erkiletian snark about the event on the series premiere two weeks ago; it supposedly raises money for the Journey for the Cure Foundation charity in Virginia.

But now it’s coming out that the whole thing just may be a scam, which resulted in the lawsuit against Tareq that went to court on Friday.

JB Printing & Specialty Services claims that it provided customized embroidered polo jackets, fleece blankets and straw hats for the Salahi event two years ago, at a price of $4,576.

That may seem like chump change for the Salahis — didn’t Tareq buy Michaele a horse and a bunch of couture for her birthday on last week’s episode? – but apparently Tareq didn’t feel he had to pay up. JB’s bill went unpaid for two years.

They filed a suit against Tareq, who skipped last Friday’s court date about the matter, and so the judge said he must pay.

Guess what? He hasn’t yet. Maybe Teresa Giudice could help him out on how to write a check?

Salahi Police Escort Investigation

From WHSV.

The show "The Real Housewives of DC" is stirring up more drama in the nation's capital involving an infamous couple.

Michaele and Tareq Salahi initially made headlines after crashing a White House state dinner.

Photo: WENN
Now the Warren County couple if under federal investigation again following an episode of the TV show that starred Michaele.

Last week's episode of the reality TV program showed the Salahis getting a police escort for their limousine to attend a party.

The limousine was a vehicle owned by the U.S. Park Service, and that may be against department regulation.

Park police can help film crews with a permit, but there is no record a permit was used in this case.

An investigation has been launched.
A spokesperson for the Park Service Police Department says, if they find the use of this vehicle was against regulation, disciplinary action will be taken.

However, there is no word on if the Salahis would be in any trouble.

Michaele Wants Plastic Surgery

From PopEater.

Michaele Salahi has been making headlines since she allegedly crashed a White House state dinner. Now, the 'Real Housewives of D.C.' star is fighting off claims from her 'Housewives' co-stars that she has an eating disorder. "I'm not anorexic!" she insists in the new issue of InTouch Weekly.

"I'm a skinny girl. I always was. I've never had an eating disorder in my life. And it hurts to be called anorexic."

The chatter escalated on the show when fellow housewife Lynda Erkiletian said Salahi was "anorexic" and had slimmed down a lot.
Photo: John Russo

"Honestly, I can't believe those women have so much time to devote to my weight. If they get out there and move, they will look like me and be thin, and it'll all be good," Salahi adds.
But she does a lot more than just move to maintain her weight. Look at what she says she eats each day:
"I start the day with a hot chocolate and cereal -- I love Lucky Charms or Kashi GoLean -- then some fruit. I don't really eat a lot in the middle of the day. I have an early dinner, which is always a salad, with plain chicken, grilled or broiled."
When asked about plastic surgery, Salahi admitted she'd go under the knife.
"Definitely. I would love to do a whole lot of Botox and maybe get collagen, too. I also think it would be great to have boobs. I'm a B [cup], so I'd get a C. I'm all for anything you can do to make yourself look and feel better," she says.

Although she's ready to enhance her assets as soon as possible, her husband isn't as thrilled about the procedure.

"Hopefully, within the next six months. But my husband doesn't want me to do my boobs!" she adds.

To read more of InTouch Weekly's interview with 'Real Housewives of D.C.' star Michaele Salahi pick up the latest issue on newsstands now.