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Monday, September 13, 2010

Kim Calls The Fire Dept.

Pics.and tweets from Kim when she was locked in a storage space with Kroy.

Danielle Can Admit When She Is Wrong

Post from Radar Online.

Danielle Staub may have been bullied on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but she’s no longer the outcast. Soon launching her own spin-off, she’s included among the elite two Housewives to go solo. In an exclusive interview with, Danielle promised to give Bethenny Frankel a run for her money.

Photo: WENN

“It's going to be better because it's actually going to keep people awake and on the edge of their seats,” Danielle told exclusively. “They're going to want to see what I'm doing, where I'm going, who I'm wearing, what I'm wearing, who I'm chewing up and spitting out, maybe who I’m dating, maybe who I'm not, what is going on in my real life … and the one thing people say, love me or hate me, I keep it real and you're paying attention.

“I already did the kid and get married before I was a housewife, no offense,” she said with a chuckle. “…I've been told recently, ‘You're not a housewife because you're not married.’ Well, yeah, I was married and I think there is a house.”

Does she think Bethenny- who has a successful spinoff following her run on the Real Housewives of New York- will give it a thumbs up or thumbs down?
“I don't really care what Bethenny says about me,” she quipped. “I watched about five minutes of hers and that's all I can tolerate.”

Danielle adds that her show will be “polar opposite” of the Jersey franchise, but won’t be lacking any of the drama -- and likens herself to a popular soap opera legend.

“It's going to be all the drama and all my villainess! I am the Susan Lucci of reality and I'm okay with that. But a villain is not such an un-fabulous person,” Danielle said. “Villains are kind of funny and horrible all in one and kind of sexy.”

And it’ll be all about “Danielle’s mafia.”

“The great thing about my show is that it's going to be my daughters, it's my friends, it's my family, it's the extension of my family, it's me maybe getting myself back into trying to date, it’s me showing that musical side of me, my foundations, my charities… me being escorted by my entire team which makes me who I am…and my fabulous harem of gay husbands and how they affect and impact my daughters in our lives and how we entertain one another.

“I might shoot people up and spit them out, but I do set it right. When I do something wrong and it's only going to take me but a moment to realize it's wrong and I'm the first one to admit it.”

In addition to the spin-off, Danielle has another on-camera gig, only this time she’ll be hosting a network show.

“It's going to be over the top and definitely something that I think people are going to be quite surprised that I'm going to be able to do and who I'm replacing.”

She hints vaguely, “It's being replaced, let's put it that way. I can't give much more than that.”

Ramona And Caroline At OK! Magazine Party

Pic.from Ramona.

Caroline And Lauren At Chris Benz Show

Caroline and Lauren attend the Chris Benz Spring 2011 Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City.

Caroline,Lauren with Chris Benz

Edwina-RHODC Had A Bad Flu During Filming

Post from the Washington Post.

Photo: Matt Dornic/Bravo
By: Roxanne Roberts and Amy Argetsinger
In a guest appearance last week on "The Real Housewives of D.C.," Edwina Rogers gave the show its only real dose thus far of the-business-of-Washington: She's a lobbyist who dutifully talked up health-care policy. She also gave the slow-paced Bravo series a rare dose of drama: In a party scene taped last fall, hostess Rogers is shown being carted out on a stretcher and into an ambulance. It's an embarrassing moment, and totally cryptic; the show never quite explains what ailed her.

What happened in real life? Probably the flu. Rogers, executive director of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, e-mailed us that both of her children were sick with H1N1 that week; at the party, she took abruptly and violently ill in the ladies' room. "My staff called 911 and I went to GW for a few hours. The timing was pretty awful, but one cannot control these things. ...A dream situation for Bravo."

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Bethenny And Snoop

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Danielle's LGR Interview

Interview from LGR.

by Natasia Langfelder
Danielle Staub is the most infamous of the Bravo network’s popular Housewives franchise. She was gracious enough to answer my questions about her beautiful daughters, her relationship with ”Dyke Diva” Lori Michaels, her music career, her real feelings about Ellen DeGeneres, and of course, her controversial comments and behavior on the show. This interview reveals a deeper side of Danielle Staub than you get to see on the show, she is articulate, funny and family oriented. Love her or hate her, you need to read this interview.

LGR: While you are best known as one of the stars of Bravo’s reality television series The Real Housewives of New Jersey (RHONJ), you’re also gaining fame as a singer, author, and Gay rights advocate. In regard to your support of the LGBT community, you were recently quoted as saying, “I haven’t even begun my work in the LGR community yet. I want to go to senate, I want to pass a bill and get gay marriage legalized. I go to events, I march in rallies. I’ve been a part of the LGR community for 30 years….” Please share with our readers some of your upcoming plans in regard to furthering the cause of gay rights.
DS: Thank you for finding a positive quote of mine- one of the few quotes that I really DID say. I just would like to add that I prefer to not put a label on anything. With that said, it’s not about gay or straight rights- it is about EQUALITY for all- which should get everyone to pay attention. As for my upcoming plans, I will be using my “VOICE” to help humanity & gain equality for all. I am completely open to suggestions and I look forward to having you join me in my efforts to march, to attend events, to be out & about supporting gay rights.

LGR: What would you like to say to those who have accused you of exploiting the gay and lesbian community to further your popularity? (And, yes, expletives are permitted.)
DS: I would LIKE to say “Go fuck yourselves.” HOWEVER, I DO recognize that people like to point fingers at me- no matter what I am doing. So, as long as they are paying attention, I hope that they pay attention enough to do something for themselves and for the betterment of our communities.

LGR: Your friendship with singer and dyke diva Lori Michaels is no secret. We know Lori is very active with the “I Want the Right” campaign for marriage equality. Has your relationship with Lori heightened your interest in this important effort?
DS: Yes, of course! However, this is not something new for me. I have always believed you should be able to love and marry the one you are with. EVERYONE should have THE RIGHT.

LGR: In the first season of RHONJ, you stood up to fellow cast member Teresa’s husband when he used the word “gay” in a derogatory manner. That was so brave of you to do, especially in that environment. Do you find yourself taking a stand against those types of comments often?
DS: I don’t think it was brave at all. It was a natural reaction to do what I did. Unfortunately and sadly, yes, I find myself in that position more often than I would like to admit-even at times when it is being directed at me.

LGR: Your new single with Lori, “Real Close,” which you debuted on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live created quite the buzz in the lesbian community. Who knew you had such a beautiful voice?!?! Is singing a recent passion? How did the project come about?
DS: Thank you for the compliment. Singing has always been a passion of mine, however life goes pretty fast at times & when I was able to actually sit down and listen to Lori’s demo of her song “REAL CLOSE” during my daughter JILLIAN MARIE’s recording session with her, I gravitated so strongly towards that song-and I remembered-at that moment- why I LOVE music so much. My passion for music came back to life. So, in essence this song found me…

LGR: Rumor has it you have another song in the works. Please tell us about that.
DS: Ohhhhhhhhh there is so much “more” to come. Watch (listen) and see…

LGR: As mentioned before, you have a very close friendship with Lori Michaels which started when the two of you met at a 2009 Pride event. You managed to dodge Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen’s question regarding the nature of your relationship with Lori quite deftly, but LGR’s readers want to know – is Lori a good kisser?
DS: I can only imagine she kisses just like me.

LGR: Lori revealed that she’s been known to engage in mud wrestling – have you ever tried it?
DS: Well, what I know of Lori- that could NOT possibly be true-at all. She, like me, can not stand being in the mud, jello, or whatever wrestling food groups you might choose from. WE are not that type. [Editors note: Lori Michaels has been known to engage in mud wrestling with Director Gabrielle Lindau]

LGR: Okay, so you can sing, and we recently learned that you can write, as well. Your book, The Naked Truth: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewife of New Jersey–In Her Own Words, came out in late June. Why did you decide to take on this effort and what was the creative process like for you?
DS: When I was approached by Simon & Schuster to write my memoir, I had no idea what was to become of this project, but as I became more immersed into the writing process, I began to heal from my life experiences and embrace who I am. It was a bittersweet process- one that I am very grateful to have had and to be able to say that I am a published author is a proud accomplishment indeed for me.

LGR: As noted, you’re likely best known for your role on RHONJ. It seems that editing makes all the difference on these reality shows; some aspects of a character’s personality are downplayed while others are amplified via the choices made in the editing room. Which of your characteristics do you believe have been lost to the editing process?
DS: I have to take a lot of hits to be “the VILLAIN” on RHONJ. The rest of the season is just as much of a surprise to me as it is to those of you who know the real me. Just like you, there are moments that I am JUST as amazed at the things that “I do” (in the editing world). I get called A LOT of names. And, I seem to appear to be over-reacting when in fact, ENTIRE parts of “conversations” –being directed towards me- where I am on the receiving end –are cleverly omitted. Thus, when I said “That’s a- fuckin-nuff”. It was in direct response to a gay slur towards my friend (who was not there) in season one-which I HOPE that one day will be shown in its entirety.

LGR: Given the drama and challenging relationship on the show, we would imagine it has taken a toll on you. Do you plan to continue on the show for Season 3 and beyond?
DS: Abso-fuckin-lutely. [Editor's Note: It is likely Danielle will not be returning to RHONJ]

LGR: We really enjoy watching you hang out with your girls, Christine and Jillian, on the show. What mother/daughter activities to you employ to keep your family close?
DS: Music, running, boxing, family meals, loads of laughter, lots of prayers, and tons of fun & surrounding ourselves with people who genuinely love and care about us.
LGR: What’s your favorite family tradition that you have passed on to your girls?
DS: Homemade pizza and homemade sugar cookies (and pasta, pasta, pasta). I love to cook it and bake it –and we all love to eat it!

LGR: On the show we also see that you have a several dogs. How many do you have and what can you tell us about them?
DS: We have 3 dogs- Fendi (who belongs to Christine), Sasha (who belongs to Jillian Marie), and Paradise (who belongs to mommy). All I can say is that they are 3 of the cutest Chihuahuas ever!

LGR: While everyone who watches RHONJ may not love you, there is no arguing that your body is banging. How do you stay so fit?
DS: I train 3 times per week with my trainer- cardio, core and resistance training, and I LOVE boxing. With any exercise and fitness regime, you are only ½ way there- the other ½ is proper nutrition (which I don’t follow THAT religiously at all).

LGR: What advice would you give to our readers who want to look as good as you?
DS: Eat healthy, exercise in moderation (for your body type), and take into consideration that rest is important as well.

LGR: You have an awesome wardrobe to complement your stunning figure. What are some of your favorite places to shop?
DS: Actually, I do not enjoy shopping. Am I the only “real housewife” that doesn’t? Either way, I don’t go shopping-unless I absolutely HAVE to. And, I can honestly say (happily) I turn over full credit to my executive assistant/stylist, Kristen Lohman for how you see me appear on a carpet or at an event. On a day to day basis…when you run into me at Starbucks or a restaurant –ya, that is me. But, thank you for this acknowledgement.

LGR: What five “Danielle Approved” wardrobe basics should your fans have in their closets?
DS: It begins in your vanity: proper cleansing products for your skin (Dr. Hauschka Skin Care line) is what I have used for over a decade, less is always best when it comes to make-up…In my closet- my must have pieces are: VERY HIGH BLACK SHOES-for each season (those should be your most costly item-if you were to have one), One black super sexy black dress (backless for me is best-not clingy), great pair of Jeans (that fit you- not that you are trying to fit into. The softer the fabric when it comes to jeans, in dark and faded blue), Great fitting tee shirts, and have to have a very lightweight cardigan (not traditional –something sort of sexy, thin, soft, and longer than your waist –or shorter depending on your mood). A good sweater is a must have! Always remember that my rule is that if you are wearing a top and bottom piece- they BOTH can’t be tight.

LGR: Let’s go through some fun, rapid-fire questions. Ready? Here goes: Everyone watches you on television, but what do you like to watch?
DS: I put MUSIC CHOICE on my tv, so I can hear music because I really don’t watch tv.

LGR: What are some of your all-time favorite movies?
DS: FACE OFF (I love anything John Travolta and Nicolas Cage). I have more but I can’t really think of them right now.

LGR: If you could go to lunch with any celebrity, who would it be and where would you go?
DS: Ellen DeGeneres- at that world famous deli Carnegie Deli in NYC –but the sandwiches are too big for one person to consume- so we’d split it. I would still want to watch her eat it. She is my favorite funny girl!

LGR: If you could be any type of animal, what would you choose to be and why?
DS: A lion. Top of the food chain. Queen of the jungle. LOL! (Plus, I am a Leo.)

LGR: Between filming RHONJ, writing, and singing it seems you are constantly working, but if you had the time to take your dream vacation, what would it involve?
DS: A very private, little hut on the beach where no one could find me….well, maybe just ONE other person –there…with me.
LGR: If you could be on any other Real Housewives cast, which city would you choose?

LGR: A lot of tables seem to get tossed over on the various RHONJ series’. If you were to topple a table, would you prefer to flip a rectangular or round?
DS: Round table- because rectangle resembles square-and I am anything but square.

LGR: Okay, wrapping up here, we just have a couple more questions. Where do you want to be in ten years? Do you think you’ll still be in New Jersey?
DS: It’s tough to tell at this time. I love living my life in the moment and being around the people I love. I am up for just about anything at this point in my life and I want to just be happy. I don’t think geography defines happiness.

LGR: You have a lot of haters and a lot of supporters. As you said in season one of RHONJ, “You either hate me or love me.” Tell us what you would say to your haters if they were all rounded up in one place and you had the stage.
DS: Actually, I say you either LOVE me or hate me. LOVE comes first. With that said, please refer to my answer to your question # 2…where I would REALLY just like to say, “Go fuck yourselves.” (But, I am TRYING not to focus my attention on the haters.)

LGR: Is there anything else you’d like to share with LGR’s readers?
DS: Yes, stay tuned…cause I’m not goin’ anywhere

Teresa's Book Money May Stop Her Chapter 7 Bankruptcy


By: Drew Grant
Some juicy bit of gossip: While we found out last week that Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe may have hidden some assets in order to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy –which unlike Chapter 11, does not require you to pay back your debts — the news hot off the wire is that the crux of the investigation has landed on whether or not Teresa was paid an advance by Hyperion books for her Skinny Italian cookbook before or after she filed.

Though the couple didn’t claim any of the $250k advance when they filed for bankruptcy in October (their total income was valued at $2,261,150, and they owed $8,709,831.34) Teresa later admitted in court that the money was given to her by the publishing house around the time they took their hats in hand and went to the poor house, but for some reason, their lawyers haven’t gotten around to counting that amount in the duo’s assets.

Now sources tell us that Hyperion employees may be subpoenaed to testify in the case. That’s what you get for agreeing to publish a cookbook written by a woman whose closest brush with food was when she flipped over a table, we guess.

Kelly's NY Fashion Week Blog

Post from PAPERMAG.

Kelly Bensimon's Fashion Week Diary Part II: Getting Creative at the Gap
By Kelly Bensimon

Kelly Bensimon, whom you might know from a little television show called The Real Housewives of New York, is a model, writer, party circuit fixture and general lady-about-town. Who better, then, to cover the goings on in NYC during Fashion Week for PAPERMAG? Here, Kelly tells us about where she shopped for her Fashion Week outfits. filmed me at the Gap to pick out some looks to wear to Mercedes Benz Fashion week. Yes, the Gap. I know you're probably wondering how the Gap fits into Fashion Week. Aren't I supposed to be decked in the latest and greatest trends on the runway? It turns out you can find looks similar to those at the Gap. Who knew? I went for a leather jacket with layers of tees and a button down with skinny jeans ala Michael Kors, and jeggings and a plaid shirt paired with a news boy looked sexy and cool ala Marc Jacobs grunge collection. All paired with hunter green patent stilettos and I'm now Fashion Week ready. It's not where you shop, its what you look for. Channel a desinger or icon, and getting dressed can be a lot more fun than just wearing clothes.

Bethenny Looking Forward To Autumn

Post from Bethenny.

Excited for Autumn!
By: Bethenny Frankel

So how is everyone? Are we excited for fall? New york really is a special place right now, and I'm finally getting excited. Transitioning from summer vacation was difficult. In many ways, change is difficult for me. I guess the seasons changing makes me realize how quickly time goes by. Make sure you check out my College Back to School advice!

I look at Cookie who is 10 now and it brings me to tears. I love that furry creature so much that I would do anything for her to live forever. Bryn is laughing and making noises and I love it, but I want to stop the clock.

Work is very insane as usual and I do everything I can to give love to Jason, Bryn and the BooBoo.

Sleep is a huge priority right now. I'm really trying to sacrifice a social life and to go to bed early. With my packed schedule, it is the only thing keeping me sane. Summer meant a lot of yoga but now exercise is taking a back seat to sleep. It's always an ebb and flow with me, but I always go back to yoga.

We took our first family plane trip to Los Angeles. That was slightly stressful but we were efficient. I figured out some tips that I wanted to share with you:

1. Pack only carryon. This preserves sanity.

2. Not until the plane is literally taking off, do you give the baby a bottle to prevent ear popping. Not until they announce to prepare for departure do you give the final bottle. Have the flight attendant warm the bottle.

3. Make a bed on your lap or the console. We used a pillow and our baby blanket. Keep the lights off.

4. If there will be a time change, let the baby decide the schedule. They don't look at clocks. Their bodies know. I loved the experience.

5. Last, bring a baby carrier. Then you can use the stroller as an airport shopping cart. Key.

I have to thank you all for all of your love and support. Skinnygirl Dish just went back on the New York Times best seller list 8 months after publication. I attribute this to you, your faith, your willingness to believe in your health and your wanting to always be better. You are the most incredible fans in the world.

Thank you all so much for buying Skinnygirl Margaritas! We are producing it as quick as we can, so keep checking the website, visiting stores and talking to your store clerks!

Also, is anyone coming to see me in New York on September 22nd at the Learning Annex? I am teaching a class on the Skinnygirl Dish! Follow this link to sign up.

Jill On The Today Show

Danielle Will Host An "Over The Top Show"

Post from Babble.

By: SunnyChanel
The infamous Danielle Staub of Real Housewives of New Jersey fame is ready for her close up. The loved/hated Danielle is about to start shooting her very own spin-off show. After leaving the uber popular Real Housewives of New Jersey, she has opted to star is something more Danielle centric, really, why should she have to spar and share the spotlight with four other broads?
Photo: Getty Images
Her new reality show will focus on her love life (with rumored girlfriend) and her daughters with special attention paid to her daughter’s burgeoning career as a fashion model and her youngest’s singing career. But this isn’t the only project in the works that will star Danielle. She also reportedly will be hosting her own show as well! What will it be like?
She told TMZ, while she was in Los Angeles, that she will hosting an “over the top show.” Uh, oh. What does “over the top” mean to Danielle Staub? The mind reels!
Her spin-off will be as she told Hollywood Life , “”I’m doing two projects — my spinoff and my real show,” Staub said. “It’s about me and my kids and my questionable sexuality, my music, my daughter’s music, my assistants, my executive assistants, my assistant’s assistants, the interns, some flipping out scenes, some resolution scenes.”

Her “real show?” Curious. I’m thinking something like a Jerry Springer type show but with more glam, glitter and lots more of her “girlfriend”. Or maybe it’ll be a variety program with dance hits, drag queens and Danielle, Danielle and even more Danielle.

What kind of show do you think she’d host?

WWTCD- Fashion Week And Giving Back

Post from OK! Magazine.

What Would the Countess Do?: Fashion Week Soirees; Giving Back
 Author: LuAnn de Lesseps

When it comes to etiquette, manners and overall good behavior, even celebrities need help navigating the rough waters of stardom! It’s a good thing Countess LuAnn de Lesseps of the Real Housewives of New York is joining forces with OK! to school them on the right thing to do! In a rough situation, we just ask, “What Would the Countess Do?” This week the Countess covers Fashion Week and giving back to your community!

Fashion Week is the ultimate party for the rich and famous, and sometimes invitations are hard to come by. How do you recommend getting invited to a party without coming off as pushy?

Fashion Week is filled with great parties and sometimes my friends ask if I can get invitations for them as well. In this case, I call the host or the host’s assistant and ask if I can bring more people with me since I never assume an invitation includes more than a plus one. My friends often repay the favor by inviting me to attend parties to which they’ve been invited. It’s never pushy to want to include a friend who will add life to a party.

Tip: If you do make to the party, be the life of the party.

Angelina Jolie has been calling attention to the plight of those in Pakistan. Celebrity causes can seem out of reach when it comes to helping others — any tips for readers on becoming involved in their own communities and pitching in where they live?

Angelina Jolie’s commitment to the plight of the Pakistani people is admirable but for most people, pitching in to better their own communities has a more profound and lasting impact. I suggest that people find a charity that is close to their heart and work passionately for it’s cause. Rather than just writing a check, it’s important to give your time and talents as well. I give my time to ACE Partnership for the Homeless where I help people who are trying to put their lives back together after life on the streets.

Tip: Being generous is at the heart of elegance.

Alex Walks For Malan Breton

Alex, designer Malan Breton and Irinia Pantaeva walk in the Malan Breton Spring 2011 fashion show at Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.

Photos: Life

Pop Candy Invited To WWHL

Article from USA Today-Pop Candy.

Photo: Bravo
By: Whitney Matheson
I love visiting TV show sets, because I'm fascinated by how everything works behind the scenes. So even though I'd never seen an episode of Bravo's Watch What Happens: Live all the way through -- it airs too late for my tired eyes -- I eagerly accepted the invite last week.

I'll admit, I watch a few Bravo shows (Top Chef, Work of Art, even some -- ugh -- Housewives). When it comes to actually discussing these reality programs, though, I don't dare ... unless it's with my magical hairdresser, Will.

I brought Will to Watch What Happens, because, mainly, I wanted to watch what happened when he got to shake host Andy Cohen's hand. Here's a rundown of the evening, in case you're another closet fan of Bravo's addictive programming.

Ten things I learned from attending Watch What Happens: Live:

1. This is the tiniest studio ever (next to my bathroom). When Will and I arrived at Embassy Row (the production company behind WWH:L), we expected some sort of lavish surroundings. And while the office itself is pretty spacious, the studio is miniscule. "This is the size of my living room!" Will said. The studio audience consisted of about 15 of us balancing our cocktails on folding chairs.

Photo: Bravo
2. Housewives need their liquor. Did I say cocktails? While there may be a shortage of chairs at this studio, there's certainly no shortage of booze. When you're doing a live show with tense personalities, that's probably a good idea. Or maybe not.

3. "Oh my god, is this a remix of Planet Claire?" Andy Cohen is the senior vice president of production and programming at Bravo. He's also the host of WWH:L and a big music fan. Props to him for recognizing a classic B-52's track within seconds.

4. The set is a re-creation of Andy's living room. Andy told us that if you look carefully at the WWH:L, set, it's a replica of his actual living room at home: the furniture, the books, the tchotchkes, everything. Will and I spotted one particularly awesome item and gasped at the same time. "Did you see that?" I asked. "The BANANA PILLOW!" we said in unison.

5. Andy calls the shots. On a lot of shows, the host is just a host; he/she won't do anything until the director says so. But this is such a small operation -- and Andy has such a powerful position -- that he often makes decisions on the fly about what will happen in certain segment, etc.

6. Celebrities watch Bravo. During the show I saw, supermodel Naomi Campbell called in with a question for the housewives. Andy Cohen was clearly flustered. Afterward, the executive producer said the call was for real; someone had run into Naomi at a party and she admitted she was a big fan of the show.

7. Kids watch Bravo, too. Another guest happened to be this kid named Ben Wiener, a 10-year-old "Real Housewives super-fan." Will and I agreed that Ben was super-cute and seemed very smart, though we shared the concern that his Housewives hobby may be interfering with his schoolwork. I mean, sometimes I wonder if I'm too young to be watching this show.

Photo: Bravo
8. Teresa Giudice likes nachos. The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member requested them while Will and I sampled a dip at a buffet table. For a second I wondered if I may have to make them for her.

9. Teresa has her own makeup artist. He sort of looked like Rip Taylor. (For the record, I like Rip Taylor.)

10. The audience gets no TV time. Will might've been bummed, because he looked ready for his close-up that night. I, on the other hand, was too busy eating the Twizzlers I'd scored from craft services to care about an on-camera moment.

NeNe Shooting A Cover

Pics./tweets from NeNe.

The crew is getting poppin n my bedroom!
Bedroom shoot! Fun nene

Doing big things baby! Shooting a cover

We still getting it n! High fashion baby
Me & the photographer @robector playing around with the camera! Fun times


RHODC Fashion's Night Out

Pictures of Lynda, Paul and Ebong at Intermix in D.C.



Kim's Look Was Created By Derek J.

Interview from Pop Eater.

By Maggie Coughlan
Ask any fashionable woman you know -- anyone with the talent to create hairstyles most people can only dream about while simultaneously working a mean pair of pumps is truly a force to be reckoned with.

Having appeared as Kim Zolciak's right hand man on 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta,' a fierce competitor in Chris Rock's documentary on the African American hair industry, 'Good Hair, ' and now as a judge on Oxygen's 'Hair Battle Spectacular,' hair stylist Derek J is making America fabulous -- one fantasy hair creation at a time.
But what exactly is "fantasy hair"? For those unfamiliar with Derek J's world of over the top 'dos, Lady Gaga is often considered a modern day example of what fantasy hair stylists are capable of creating.

"Fantasy hair is wearable art. It allows the hair stylist to be creative, to do what they wanna do, to create whatever they wanna create and put it on top of somebody's head!" Derek J says of the genre.

PopEater spoke with Derek J about Lady Gaga taking the credit for fantasy hair, judging 'Hair Battle Spectacular' and just how responsible he is for Kim Zolciak's style!

When people say "fantasy hair," they often reference Lady Gaga as an example.
I hate the fact that [people are saying] Lady Gaga did it ... even though she is part of it. You have Patti LaBelle, Cher, even Pat Benatar. They all had their time; that was their look. Before we allow Lady Gaga to take all the credit, there were some other artists that really wore [it].

They have always been there, but she has brought a 2010 twist to it. She has brought it back -- each generation has their person that really steps across the line.

People may best recognize you as Kim Zolciak's hair stylist on 'Real Housewives of Atlanta.' Kim's look is nothing without her wigs, do you feel at all responsible for creating her over-the-top look?
Yes, I do! She was a hot mess on the first season. [Laughs] I told her that there's no reason she should have $300,000 worth of jewelry on, $200,000 worth of clothes and then you have a $50 wig! That just doesn't make sense. She started to understand that, and I do feel responsible for helping create the monster that she is.

Are you still working with Kim on a wig line?
We're still working together on it, but what it is, she wants the quality of the wig to the be same quality as what she wears ... but that's gonna cost the consumer $3,000! Everybody can't get there. So I'm trying to get her out of that mind frame, to make the wig line consumer friendly. It's hard for her to kind of grasp that.

You dress like no one else! Pumps, handbags, you are never without an accessory. How has America reacted to a man in pumps judging a competition?
Surprisingly, people are really accepting! When I started, I started because I bought some pants that were too long -- I didn't have time to get them hemmed, so I just bought some heels to make me tall enough to wear the pants. I never would have thought that it would have moved into this cultural phenomenon. Everybody is very accepting, even from the older generation to a younger generation, it's just accepting. It's surprising! Like, "You're the only one who can do it!" When I'm out, people just automatically expect me to have [heels] on and if I don't have them on, they're upset! Women don't wear heels with everything. Why do I have to wear heels everyday?

If you could give anyone one of your fantasy hair creations, who would it be?
I still love Patti LaBelle. If I could give her one of her LaBelle 'dos from back in the day, I would not fight that!

Kandi Sings At For Sisters Only

Pictures of Kandi at the 19th annual For Sisters Only event at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Photos: MetroMix


Alex Getting Ready For The Marisol Henriquez Show

Pic./tweet from Simon of Alex getting ready for her second show today.

A shot of @McCord Alex in hair & m/u 4 the Marisol Henriquez show.She'll b rocking two awesome spring '11 looks

Mary was "Completely Blindsided" By Salahis

Article from People.

Mary Schmidt Amons wasn’t trying to provoke Tareq Salahi at the awkward dinner party depicted on Thursday’s Real Housewives of D.C.. She just sensed he had something to say to her.

“It was clear that Tareq [Salahi] was overserved and he had something that he was uncomfortable with that he wanted to address with me,” Amons tells PEOPLE on Friday, on the phone from airport in Los Angeles. “I just kept feeling this awkward conversation — this mumbling under his breath.”

So, when he did finally come out with it — accusing her daughter Lolly and her friends of stealing his car and polo gear, then trumpeting their crime on Facebook — the reality star says she was “completely blindsided.”

“I had no clue about what he was accusing her of — and no clue of what actually transpired,” she says now. “He was very unclear about what actually happened. Car theft? Gear? It was just mind-boggling for me, and I was completely dumbfounded.”

But she and her husband Rich started investigating and quickly found that there was no police investigation, no FBI investigation nor any truth to Tareq and Michaele Salahi‘s accusations. So, what did Amons daughter do?
“Lolly has a friend that was [photographed] at a club that had a polo helmet on,” she says. “And she made a comment [on Facebook] that said, ‘How are you having so much fun without me?’”

After determining that her daughter had nothing to do with the alleged crime, Amons said they decided as a family to forget about it — and not to confront the Salahis.

“I think they like to create drama so they can deflect their own drama,” she says, explaining that any confrontation would have just escalated things further. “They create scenarios that will cause attention to other people.”

In light of the drama, does the newly-minted reality star have any regrets about putting her family on television?

“Lolly has moved on from this,” Amons says. “It’s been upsetting and we’ve moved past it … so we’re all having a rough couple of days here. But the truth is out there now. This is the most disturbing thing [to happen to us] … Overall, I think we look great. We’re relatable. I think we’re funny.”

Alex On The Runway

Pics./tweets from Simon/Alex.

Hey @bravoandy look who's doing my hair 4 #NYFW this morning; @janinejarman from Shear Genius!
The Fabulous & Very Lovely @McCordAlex closing the @MalanBreton show - which had ammmaaaaaaazzzzzzing clothes

Mary At Cocktails And Couture

Pictures of Mary with Jason Backe at Cocktails and Couture NY Fashion Week event at the Ted Gibson Salon and Spa.

Photo: Marin NYC

Photos: Marin NYC

Kyle Richards At Melanie Segal's MTV VMA Retreat

Kyle and her family at Melanie Segal's MTV VMA Retreat - Day 2 at The SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Photos: Wire Image

Kyle Richards At The Brent Shapiro Foundation Summer Spectacular

Kyle and her husband Mauricio Umansky attend the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Awareness Summer Spectacular 2010.

Jill At Tina Tandon's Fall Collection Debut

Jill shopped and enjoyed the party at Searle, on Madison Avenue for the debut of Tina Tandon's Fall 2010 collection during NY Fashion Week.

Danielle Has A Few Words For Naomi

Article from the

By:Diane Marsalis
Danielle Staub loves the drama, and now she's stirring up trouble with celebrities who are not even involved in The Real Housewives of New Jersey, by firing back at feisty supermodel Naomi Campbell for defending Teresa Giudice.
Campbell called in to defend Giudice on last week's Bravo show Watch What Happens: Live, saying that Staub got what she deserved from Teresa during The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion show. "Well, I understood. She didn't see you at that moment. You mess with her family and that's what you get!"

Photo: Bravo
Although Staub thinks that Giudice and Campbell are a little alike, "Isn't that somebody that's physically attacked and abused other, let's see... women? Yeah, so her and Teresa do have a lot in common."

The supermodel has been convicted of throwing a cell phone at her maid in 2007 and assaulting two police officers just a year later. She was ordered to take anger management classes and complete community service for her inappropriate behavior.
Staub still claims she never "[messed] with [Teresa's] family..." that she only "stated the truth!"

Danielle continues to bring on the drama by making a direct statement to Naomi in the media. "Naomi, pay attention, please! I'm going to tell you the same thing I told Teresa. Pay attention before you make comments in stupidity."

The former Real Housewives of New Jersey star (Staub was fired from the show) make think she's fooling us, but we know what she's really like. Will the former supermodel retaliate in the media? What would you like to say to Danielle? Scroll down and post your comments below.

Lauri-RHOOC Is Addicted To The Real Housewives

Caroline Rules

Article from GLO.

Photo: Michael T. Greco
Caroline Rules
Is It Ever Okay to Keep Secrets From Your Spouse?

Caroline Manzo puts the real in The Real Housewives of New Jersey and her fans relate to the reality star's no-nonsense attitude, focus on family and, above all, abundant common sense. Check back at Glo every Monday as Caroline helps solve your most pressing dilemmas.

The Dilemma: One topic that comes up quite often in relationships is the idea of keeping secrets from your partner. We hear that “maintaining the mystery” in one's relationship is an important part of keeping that elusive spark alive, and this makes us wonder if there are situations in which not divulging information is the right thing to do. Should you ever keep a secret in order to protect your husband's feelings (especially if the information isn't something he needs to know), such as harmless flirtation from a male co-worker? Or you should just tell your spouse everything, no question?

Caroline's Ruling: If I were a betting woman, I'd be willing to bet that the pendulum of public opinion would swing wildly on this one!
I, for one, believe that a little secret here and there never hurt anybody. The operative word here is little. For example, I agree with the above point of keeping secrets to protect your husband's feelings. If someone in the workforce expresses interest in you, there's no reason to cause a commotion at home. However, if the advances are inappropriate, or cause you to feel uncomfortable or unsafe, then I would bring it up with my employer first, and, if there was still uncertainty, I would tell my significant other. At that point it would be a situation affecting you as a couple, first and foremost your safety and second finances. You may have to leave your job, which causes a domino effect on your income and budgeting concerns.

Here's another example of secret keeping: Say your partner asks, "Did you make the appointment to get the car serviced?" Whether you did or not, say "yes." Then get your butt over to the phone and make that appointment! Why argue over it? Just flash your prettiest smile and get it done!

All kidding aside, there are things that you should never keep from your spouse, like credit issues or financial problems. If you are overwhelmed with debt, the hole is only going to get deeper. Hiding it will only cause serious damage to your credit, and quite possibly affect the security of your home and business. The same holds true for health issues.

Anything with a long term, life-changing effect should be discussed, not hidden, especially because you may need your partner's emotional support to get through it. Hiding it will only cause undue stress to you, and confusion from your partner if there is a sudden attitude change from you (if you become depressed, angry, etc.).

So, do you get what I'm saying? A parking ticket? Forgot to schedule an appointment? You overheard an in-law talking smack? You hate his favorite shirt? No big deal. You're overwhelmed with debt? You have a serious illness? You're in a dangerous situation? You're unhappy in your relationship? Big deal.

The bottom line is this: Relationships are built on mutual respect and trust. If the decisions you make affect any of these two things, rethink them. The consequences of your actions could put a crack in the foundation of your relationship ... not good!

Ramona Loves The Professional But Sexy Edge Of Rebecca's Designs

Article from OK! Magazine.

Author: Brittany Talarico
Can’t make it to NYC for Fashion Week? Don’t worry, OK!’s got you covered! Today we hung out at the Rebecca Taylor runway show for a sneak peek at the designer’s spring collection and loved every minute!

SHOW: Rebecca Taylor

WHEN: Sept. 12, 2010

WHO: Carmen Electra, Jenna Ushkowitz, Shenae Grimes, Michelle Trachtenberg, Loise Roe, Nicola Peltz and Ramona Singer

FASHION: In true Rebecca Taylor fashion, the dresses that hit the catwalk were the WOW factor of her collection. Long, shear skirts paired with structured trench coats created a juxtaposition, combining soft femininity with a more tailored and structured feel. The color palette for the collection ranged from pale pinks and greys to bright blues and olive greens. “I started with a 1970s Charlie girl,” Rebecca told OK! backstage before the show. “I managed to do femininity in such a sensual, sexy way.” A number of gorgeous tiered, maxi dresses ended the show. Silk and cotton were the main materials used to create the flirty, feminine line.

BEAUTY: Models looked ephemeral, like whimsical fairies gliding down the catwalk. Hair was swept up in loose buns, and the models sported a neutral cheek and lips. The emphasis was placed on a soft, brick red based smoky eye.

COLOR/OVERHEAD: Rebecca’ certainly has a strong Hollywood fan base, but the modest designer loves to create beautiful, wearable clothes for all women.

Her proud family, including her two young daughters, sat right in the front row cheering her on as the beautiful looks hit the catwalk.

Rebecca dressed casual for the event, but was sure to add a little bit of shine do her look.
“I always like to wear some sparkle no matter where,” the designer, who donned midnight blue sparkling oxford shoes, told OK! of her style mantra. “I think you need to always find the sparkle in the everyday.”
Jenna Ushkowitz ouldn’t have been happier with her seat in the front row, and the show marked Jenna’s first time ever at Fashion Week!
“It’s just so dainty and sweet,” Jenna who wore one of Rebecca’s frocks told OK!. “It’s so girly and lovely and you just feel great in it. And it’s comfy too.”

Jenna added a beaded and sequin headband to her look.
“I’m trying to bring the head bands back,” she said.
Michelle Trachtenberg and Shenae Grimes are regulars at Rebecca’s show and the duo happily chatted with one another before the show began.
The City star Louise Roe accessorized her black Rebecca Taylor one shoulder mini with a brown belt and had from Top Shop.

“I think she celebrates curves. Her dresses are very friendly to a coke bottle-esque silhouette, also bright colors frills, feminine and elegant but still sexy,” Louise told OK!. “A lot of designers are androgynous or very edgy and quite hard to wear, but with Rebecca’s stuff every women can wear something from her collection and feel sexy in it.”

Real Housewife of NYC Ramona Singer sported a leopard sweater by Rebecca that actually belonged to her daughter.

“I love her dressed for work because they look professional but have a sexy edge,” Ramona told OK!.

Bethenny And Jason Enjoy A Private VMA After Party

Pic./tweet from Bethenny.

Mommy and daddy at rosa mexicana!no after party.we miss bryn:)

Mary Amons Backstage At Lela Rose Show

Post from Pillow Talk Japan.

Photo: Lianne Farbes
By:Victoria Stiles
Backstage at Lela Rose for the Spring/Summer 2011 collections was a sea of glamor. Celebrity hairstylist, and my good friend, Ted Gibson, created a messy side braid with volume and texture. “The inspiration is Peru.”, explained Gibson, who styled Christina Ricci’s hair the evening before among other top celebrities for Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. Gibson set the style with his innovative multi-purpose product, Build It Blow Drying Spray. Gibson’s team also styled Real Housewives of DC star and Labels For Love founder, Mary Amons, backstage at the Lela Rose show.

Key Makeup Artist for Stila Cosmetics, Sarah Lucero, created a current Hollywood glamor look with velvet matte skin, neutral shading around eyes and cheeks for structure, and finished it off with a vibrant coral-red lip that popped off the runway.

The nails were perfected by Deborah Lippmann and her opaque-matte, pink-coral shade Pretty Young Thing polish.

RHODC At Fashion's Night Out In Georgetown

Article from the Washington Examiner.

By: Katy Adams and Nikki Schwab
"The Real Housewives of D.C." cast members Mary Amons and Lynda Erkiletian strutted their fashionable selves down the red carpet at Fashion's Night Out private event at Roche Salon in Georgetown Friday night.

The ladies and sixth "housewife" Paul Wharton came out to support the D.C, fashion scene and served as co-hosts for the evening along with WUSA 9's (very pregnant, but beautiful) Angie Goff, Project Beltway's Rachel Cothran, CityShopGirl's Kelly Collis and Urban Daddy's Jeff Dufour.
VIP guests sipped on champagne, snacked on hors d'oeuvres and posed for photos with Lady Gaga posers and Cirque du Soleil dancers. After thanking the crowd for coming, Amons dished to Yeas & Nays about what she's been up to.

"I just got back from L.A., and I'm going to be on 'Access Hollywood,' E! News and there's a big feature on me and my charity and part of the show in the L.A. Times coming this week in the entertainment section," she said.
Amons started her nonprofit Labels for Love, which benefits women and children, in 2006. She tells us the reason she got involved in reality television was to bring attention to the charity, and it seems her decision has paid off.

"We're tracking the traffic to our Web site, and since the show was announced we have 400,000 hits."

Amons will host her own fundraiser, the District Sample Sale, on Thursday, where she will be collaborating with Fran Drescher's group, Cancer Schmancer.

Amons declined to gossip about what's going on in the "Housewives" world but she did allude to the fact that she will not play a role in any new drama.

"It's all going to unfold but I think I'm out of the woods with drama, with the real drama," she said.

Alex And Simon Attend The Walter Spring Show

Simon and Alex at the Walter Spring 2011 fashion show at Style360 in New York City.