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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Melissa At Teresa's Party

Pic. from Teresa.

My sister in law Melissa & baby nephew Joey! xx

Vicki At Redstone American Grill

Simon Free on Bail

Post from Radar Online.

The husband of Real Housewife of Orange County star Tamra Barney was released from jail on Tuesday afternoon following an arrest for alleged domestic violence. has learned exclusively that Simon Barney was released on an undisclosed bail amount from the Orange County Jail at 2:29 p.m.

Tamra’s 46-year-old estranged husband was taken into custody at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning after she claimed he threw and hit her with a retractable dog leash while at their Ladera Ranch, CA home.

As previously reported, the couple’s 10-year-old son Spencer opened the door for Tamra and as she walked inside the house Simon allegedly threw the plastic retractable leash, which hit her wrist.

Simon was allegedly upset with Tamra because she planned a birthday party for one of their children at her new house. Although she invited Simon, he was angry and felt the party should have been held at a “neutral” location.

Kim And Kroy

Picture from Kim.

How cute!!!?? @biermann71 and I at Twist.... Adore him

Ramona Shows Her Jewelry

Joe Could Get Out Early

Post from Radar Online.

If Teresa Giudice’s husband Joe is on his best behavior he could get out of jail earlier than expected, has learned exclusively.

According to sentencing guidelines set by the state, as long as The Real Housewives of New Jersey star doesn’t act up, he could be out in nine days, not the expected ten.

Last week, a judge sentenced Joe to ten days in jail for driving with a suspended license – the consequence of a previous run-in with the law.

In January, Teresa’s house hubby was charged with driving under the influence after crashing his car into a telephone pole in Montville Township, New Jersey. He was taken to the hospital and then released to the police due to outstanding warrants. In March, he was fined $864, had his license revoked for 12 months, and was sentenced to 30 days of community service.

But Joe was pulled over again on May 17 in Lincoln Park, New Jersey for driving with a suspended license, which ultimately led to the jail time.

According to a spokesperson at the Morris County Jail, for every six “good” days Joe has at the jail, he gets one day off his sentence.
And the reality star isn’t alone in the pokey. Although he’s not sharing a cell, he does have some TV company -- Remy from TLC’s Cake Boss (who’s been charged with sexually assaulting a minor) is in the same jail!
Chief Frank Corrente told, "I have people in here that have killed people that aren’t getting as much attention as this guy."

Caroline Is Annoyed About Her Deposition Being Leaked

Article from Zap2It.

By Jethro Nededog
In the latest turn in the Kevin Maher defamation suit against ex-wife, Danielle Staub, video of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey's" Caroline Manzo's deposition leaked to the media and the reality star isn't happy.
Sources close to the housewife tell Zap2it that the star was not pleased the video was leaked to TMZ. While she's working with Bravo to try and get the video pulled, she's unsure TMZ will cooperate.

In the video, Manzo's testimony in Maher's $5-million lawsuit confirms his claims that Staub had accused him of raping her, killing his dog and playing Russian Roulette by placing a gun inside Staub's vagina. All of which, Maher vehemently denies and forms the basis of his defamation lawsuit.

Later, more video was released from Manzo's deposition in which the housewife admits to giving Bravo the ultimatum that she wouldn't be returning to the show for Season 3 if Staub remains a cast member.

A source tells us that Manzo is not trying to get the video pulled, because she doesn't stand by what she says or she's scared of Staub, but that she wants the "Danielle Drama" over with and completely out of her life.

Bravo Has Not Had Any Discussions About Season 2 Of The RHODC

From Pop Eater.

Bravo is pushing back at fresh reports that trouble-magnet 'Real Housewives of DC' star Michaele Salahi will be dumped from the cast if the show is renewed for a second season. In an exclusive statement to PopEater, the network says they'll wait until a second season is given the green light to even begin discussing which of the drama queens will be toast.

"We've had no discussions about a season two -- including any casting -- and won't until the freshman season concludes," a Bravo spokesman tells us. "Any speculation to the contrary would be absolutely premature. And let's face it, it wouldn't be a proper 'Real Housewives' franchise without the drama of casting rumors."
The rumors for the 'DC' cast have focused on Salahi and her husband Tareq, who ticked off their bosses when they claimed (in a new book about them) that their "iron-clad" contract with Bravo prohibits them from talking about the White House-crashing incident to the media. (Nevermind that they've talked about it at length, on the 'Today' show and others.)
In a surprise move, Bravo rebuked the couple publicly, releasing a statement Sept. 15 condemning the couple for trying to use their contracts as cover for their legal woes.

"Bravo [has] consistently and repeatedly stated to the Salahis and their representatives that they were free to speak to press, law enforcement, Congress and anyone else about attending the State Dinner," the statement read. "Indeed, they have given multiple press interviews on that very subject."

The new Page Six report saying Salahi will not be asked back echoes similar sources who told PopEater columnist Rob Shuter last week that she and her husband were being shown the door.

"The DC show is the only show in the entire franchise that isn't a true hit," an insider told our Naughty But Nice Rob in his Sept. 16 column. "And the Salahi's are the biggest reason for that. At first, execs thought they struck gold with all the attention the couple got over the White House dinner. But now they realize not all press is good press and this couple's involvement in the show has turned more viewers off than on."

Get A Makeover And Meet Paul Wharton-RHODC

BE SURE TO JOIN ME AT MACYS TYSONS THIS SATURDAY SEPT 25th for Free MakeOvers, Fall Fashion Previews, & Much More!

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Be a part of the ultimate face-off as Paul Wharton from The Real Housewives of DC will pair models up with contestants to create the quintessential look for a specific occassion. Winners will receive $100 Macy's Gift Cards! After the fun, sign up for a one-on-one fashion consultation with Paul. Get free mini makeovers, enjoy the DJ and delicious sweets and sips. We look forward to seeing you all this Saturday at Macy's Tyson I Mall!

"Google Me" Is A Song For Kim's Ex

Post from Life & Style.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kim Zolciak has a message for her ex: "Google me!" After debuting her singing chops last season with her catchy club hit "Tardy for the Party," Kim exclusively tells Life & Style her second single, "Google Me," is an official goodbye to her longtime ex, Big Poppa.

"I'm singing, 'Google my name, I'm doing my thing, I'll be all right without you,'" says Kim, who collaborated on the song with gal pal DJ Tracy Young, whom Kim started seeing after her romance with Big Poppa soured. "At one time, he was my world," says Kim, 32. "I'm in a different place now."

While Kim says her and Poppa remain friends, the mother of two confirms she has finally moved on from the longtime ex. "I don't have it on anymore!" Kim says about the engagement ring Poppa had given her. "At the end of the day, it has no meaning anymore. When I took a step back and reevaluated everything, I had a very great relationship with Poppa for a very long time, but, how can you be legally married, on paper anyway, and give someone a ring?"

And to get her message across, Kim will be trying something new: rapping! "It's a short portion of the song," says Kim. "But I think it's kind of fun."

The song hits iTunes on Oct. 6.

DC Style Makers

Half Yard Is Looking For A "Bitchy" Replacement

Post from Thaindian News.

New York, Sept 21 (ANI): Michaele Salahi won’t return as a star on ‘Real Housewives of D.C,’ according to sources.

A source has revealed that Salahi won’t repeat as a star to the show if it is renewed for a second season.

Half Yard Productions, a Bravo subcontractor, is hunting for a “bitchy” replacement for the housewife.

Bravo reps are annoyed with the duo for saying the network has held them back from coming clean.

“The notion that the Salahis have been barred under their contracts . . . from speaking . . . is simply not true,” the New York Post quoted Bravo as saying.

Castmates aren’t thrilled with Michaele either. Lynda Erkiletian and Paul Wharton complained to friends at Peacock Cafe in Georgetown last week about the couple’s publicity stunts.

Rumors About Lori

Post from ShowBizSpy.

DANIELLE Staub’s lesbian lover is cheating on her — it has been claimed.

According to American tabloid the National Enquirer, the Real Housewives of New Jersey villain’s girlfriend, pop star Lori Michaels, is two-timing her with sexy back-up dancer Courtney Lynch.


“Danielle is crazy about Lori, but doesn’t know she’s seeing another woman,” a source said.

“Lori is a proud, openly gay woman, and the relationship with Danielle is just an amusing sidetrack for her. She’s really with Courtney.

“And if Danielle expects something serious and long-lasting with Lori, she’s going to end up being one heartbroken housewife.”

Jay Catches Up With Gretchen

Article from Radar Online.

More than dinner was served when Gretchen Rossi got together for a meal with her Real Housewives of Orange County co-stars last Saturday night.
As soon as Rossi arrived at the party she was served - with a lawsuit, learned exclusively.
The suit was filed by her ex boyfriend Jay Photoglou and a source familiar with the situation said Rossi's attorneys refused to accept service, leading Jay to have Gretchen served publicly.

It happened at the home of Peggy Tanous, the new Orange County cast member. Stars from Bravo's reality series got together at Tanous' home for a dinner, that was taped by the network.

"Gretchen pulled up in her car and as soon as she got out she was served with the legal papers," a source told "She turned away and acted as if she was going to try to avoid being served. But there were two people there to serve her and she had no choice. She finally just accepted service."

Photoglou is suing Rossi for libel, slander and five other counts. The suit was originally filed in Los Angeles but for procedural reasons he needed to re-file it in Orange County. was first to reveal that Peggy Tanous was joining the OC cast. And while Bravo taped the "get acquainted" dinner at her house Saturday night, Rossi being served was not captured on video.

Rossi also has an active lawsuit against Photoglou.

Rossi has at times denied she was romantically involved with Photoglou but he has provided ample proof of their former romantic relationship. Now, their only relationship exists in court, where they have battled continuously for the past year - and it doesn't look like the war is going to end any time soon.

"They've spent a fortune suing each other," one source told "But the money doesn't seem to matter. They each want to stomp the other one."

WWTCD- Fall Fashion And A Positive Body Image

Article from OK! Magazine.

What Would the Countess Do?: Positive Body Image; Fall Fashion!
 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 she takes on body image issues and suggests some style for fall!

What advice do you give to your children on dealing with body image when in the spotlight?
I always tell my children that you can’t look good if you don’t feel good. Looking great and having an upbeat attitude depends on three things; getting enough sleep, eating smart and exercising daily. By making healthy choices a habit, you will have more energy to enjoy life and you will feel better about yourself. Being comfortable in your own skin is a prerequisite for moving through life with ease.

Tip: If you don’t take care of yourself, nobody else will.
What are your picks for fall fashion?
I love fashion because it allows me to be creative. This fall, I plan on updating my basics with a few trendy pieces to keep my look fresh and interesting. The few pieces that I see as being style staples this season are leather jackets, ankle or calf high boots, and skirts at or above the knee. I’m also loving the smaller handbags and that camel is a hot color. Another trend I like is the red dress.

Tip: While shopping for this fall’s hot items my motto is: when in doubt, duck.

Kim And Brielle

Picture from Kim.

Why is @briellezolciak tryin to steal my new shoes.. If I was to wear sneakers it wud have to be these

Kandi Never Gives Up

Interview from Loren Ridinger (LorensWorld).

Kandi Burruss the 34 year old former Xscape artist is no stranger to the music & entertainment industry. The songwriter behind TLC's "No Scrubs", Destiny's Child's "The Writing is on the Wall" , "Bills, Bills, Bills" was the first African American to win ASCAP's songwriter of the year award in 2000. A producing & writing career that has led her to work with some of the best artists in the world like Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Boys II Men, Da Brat, Nsync, Usher, Fantasia, Mya, Joe, Whitney Houston among many others. Most recently Kandi appeared on Bravo's Hit reality TV series The Real Housewives of Atlanta in where she gives us access to her world from working with artists to the launch of her new album Kandi looks to inspire and empower all women especially single mothers. With her new album launching this FALL, a new season of Atlanta Housewives in October, a new charity, a lifestyle website, Kandi the talented singer, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur and mom shows us that that if you can conceive you can make it happen.

Did you always know you wanted to be in the music industry?
It was not until I got to high school that I realized that I really wanted to be a music artist.

What’s the key to succeeding in the music industry?
Never giving up. I think that sometimes people give up too soon. It is not going to happen over night. I think it is talent and timing as well as drive and determination. Some people have the talent but not the drive. Some people have mediocre talent but their determination and drive is strong. They never give up, so eventually they’re going to knock the door down.

You have quite the resume when it comes to writing hit songs. What do you hope people take away when they listen to one of your songs?
A song that they can relate to. Most of my songs come from personal experiences and a lot of people go through the same things so I want them to feel like I am telling their story.

Of the songs you’ve written which is your favorite?
“Easier”, the duet I have with Faith Evan because it is the song I dedicated to my brother and anybody that has ever lost someone that hears the song says it lifts their spirits up.

We have a lot of single moms writing in asking for advice on balancing life, work, and motherhood. What advice would you give a single mom who is looking to move up in their career, but feels the guilt of not dedicating all her time to her children?
That is a hard thing that I struggle with myself. What I have realized is the saying “It takes a village to raise a child” is very true. Everyone needs a co-parent. If you are a single mother like myself and your child’s father is not really involved, you still need somebody to help at times. That person can be a family member or a friend. Just make sure you do your best to be at all the important events, but you cannot feel guilty about trying to make a better life for you and your child. Every time you can sacrifice a business situation to do something extra special for your child, do it. Do not let your career consume you to the point that you miss out on some of the most important memories of your child’s life. Money is important but not that important.

If your daughter told you she wanted to be in the music industry, what would you say?
I would support her 110 percent. She is already writing songs.

In 2009 you lost your former fiancé, Ashley “AJ” Jewel. What comfort you the most while dealing with your loss?
My family.

How did it change you?
It did not really change me because I had experienced losing someone very close to me prior to that.

What advice would you offer someone dealing with a similar loss?
I think everybody deals with death differently. For me I tend to focus more on work because I don’t like to think about sadness. I don’t like to sit and be depressed so I have to do things to keep my mind occupied. I don’t feel like being alone, sad, and depressed is healthy.

What is your meditation?
I pray a lot and I used to journal a lot which is something I will probably start back doing because it is good to get your thoughts out on paper. Of course, I pour my emotions out in my songs.

What do you think makes a woman beautiful?

Which other Housewives cast would you not mind being a part of?

What is currently on your ipod?
My new album that will be released November 23! I am so excited! As well as Fantasia’s new album. I love it.

If you could work with any artist who would it be?
Shania Twain, I love her.

What’s next for Kandi Burruss?
I am starting my foundation as well as the release of my album on November 23. I am going on tour with Fantasia in November and the expansion of my boutique TAGS in Atlanta.

Words to live by?
If you can conceive the thought, you can make it happen!

Didn't get enough of Kandi, send me a tweet @lorenridinger and I will ask her your questions.



Alex's RHODC Bravo Blog

Post from Bravo.

Let's Hear it for the Boys!
OK, mama is home and catching up on two episodes. Took the false eyelashes off, the hair extensions out, and it’s time to blog. Yes, it’s the end of Fashion Week in New York, and I’m feeling TIRED.

If I were Mary, I’d have wanted to jump over the table and pound that drunken Tareq for his horrible accusations. Since we are in D.C., not NJ, Mary did not do that. She listened to Tareq implicate her daughter for (what?) car theft? Equipment damage? Hard to say, and now of course there are stories online that this happened two years prior to filming, but never mind. Going off what we saw onscreen, Tareq didn’t have the cojones to come out and directly tell Mary what Lolly allegedly did, and I don’t buy it for a second.

Cat got sassy with Edwina Rogers, and I lapped it up. Personally, there’s something I truly love about women attempting to be polite when their political beliefs are questioned. Edwina really just wanted to be on camera, invite Cat to a party and serve some cucumber sandwiches. She didn’t want to talk about healthcare, which Cat sensed and pounced on. Well played, Cat.

The men came out this week! Jason continued his papa bear role, from backing up Mary last week with Tareq, to finding a potential bridge to Stacie’s birth father on Facebook this week. Meanwhile Rich wore fetching orange pants and sardonically reminded Mary that the only way her supersonic closet lock will work is if she uses it. We then moved on to the Men Against Breast Cancer gala, which touched us here in Brooklyn as Simon’s first wife is a 16-year survivor of the disease. What a great segment, of course made humorous by the ladies’ reaction to the male models on the runway. Were we at a fashion show or at Chippendales? Regardless, I’m glad we got to see Paul Wharton again, even if only on the runway!

8 million? 8 dollars? 800? 800,000? Did anyone else wonder what went along with the number eight Tareq mentioned as his house price range? Michaele busied herself with dreaming of the $20 million home they drove past in Spring Valley, or wanted to stay at the Four Seasons – she couldn’t decide which. No matter, as long as it’s not a condo. Perhaps they could have bought Lynda’s Ritz Carlton apartment?

Speaking of Lynda, she cracked me up. What former Southern Baptist converts to Judaism, burns sage and pours holy water all over her new house? Lynda, that’s who. I hope she does fabulous things with her windows and the other things she wants to fix up.

After I got over my anger at them being included on the show, I wanted to find ways to feel sympathy for the Salahis. I don’t. They bug me. I didn’t care about their renovation plans for the winery, or that Tareq and his mother have issues. I didn’t care about Michaele’s tears; I just wanted her off the screen. On the other hand, I wanted to jump through the TV and hug Cat when she tried to hold it together over the loss of her friend. Funny how that works.

Jeana Looking Great

Picture from Jeana.

Lynn's Latest Post

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Simon Texted Tamra That The Leash Slipped Out Of His Hand

Post from Radar Online.

The husband of Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney was arrested early Tuesday morning on a domestic violence charge, has learned exclusively.

Simon Barney, who is estranged from Tamra, was arrested by the Orange County, California Sheriff’s department at 12:30 am and taken into custody on $10,000 bail.

Simon and Tamra are divorcing. She will still appear on Bravo’s hit reality TV series. learned exclusively that the argument leading to the altercations was over a custody battle -- about their dog!

Tamra and Simon have been sharing custody of their small dog and he brought the dog back to her house Monday night.

“He was angry and threw the leash at her and hit her with it,” a source with knowledge of the case told exclusively.
“Their kids were in the house and started crying.
“It was a bad scene.

Tamra recently moved into a new house. She now dates Eddie Judge and her relationship with her soon-to-be-ex is often acrimonious.


But this time Simon went too far.

“The leash hit Tamra. She wasn’t sure what to do,” the source told “But she knew she couldn’t tolerate the violence. She called the cops.”

Simon apparently texted her after the incident, and after he left her house, saying that the leash slipped out of his hands.

“He knew he had a problem at that point,” the source said.

Simon was upset with Tamra because she planned a birthday party for one of their children at her new house. Even though she invited Simon, he was angry and felt the party should have been held at a “neutral” location.

Simon will be arraigned Tuesday. At that time, he is expected to enter a plea to the charge.

Joe Gets Out Of Jail On Sept. 28th

Article from People.

By Tim Nudd
Joe Giudice, the husband of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice, has reported to jail to serve a 10-day sentence for driving with a suspended license.

Giudice turned himself in Monday to authorities at the Morris County jail in Morristown, N.J., a police spokesperson confirms. Giudice has been segregated because of his celebrity, however he is expected to be moved in with the general population.

According to a police spokesperson, Giudice is also expected to serve 8 days of his sentence, putting his release date at Sept. 28.
The sentence stems from Giudice's DUI conviction following an accident in Montville, N.J., in the early hours of Jan. 14. He had his license suspended for seven months in that case, but was caught driving.

The Giudices have faced plenty of legal trouble in the past year. Last October, they filed for bankruptcy, listing almost $11 million in debt, multiple mortgages and unpaid balances on nine credit cards.
That bankruptcy case is pending in U.S. District Court in Newark.

Drama In The OC

Article from Associated Content.

By: Jennifer Sale
Whoa...some dramz over in my ol' stomping grounds! The OC is full of cray-cray this morning!
So Gretchen Rossi leads off this story with this whole, "I'm gonna sue you just cuz" thing she's got going on with ex-whatever Jay Photoglou. Jay had to refile his libel and slander suit in OC instead of LA County, and Gretchen's been avoiding service. Gee...who might have taught her that? Surely not the houseboy...

Anyway, Jay busted into a party at new Housewife Peggy Tanous' house and served her. Owned. Please let there have been a camera on that!

I know it seems I've flipped the script a bit on Gretchen since I was in luuurrrrve with her last year, but she got bitchy with me on the Twitter over a JOKE about some houseboy of hers, and well, my Gretchen purse went to Goodwill, and I took the makeup back to the dollar store. So there. Ha. That'll learn ya. Mind your own beeswax, girl. Someone go make me a "Team Jay" T-Shirt.

In other news...

Simon "Crybaby" Barney got popped for a domestic with Tam-RA this morning. Turns out he was all butt-hurt about Tamra having a birthday party for one of their kids at her house instead of at a "neutral" location, and when they exchanged the family dog, he hit her with the leash.

Smooth move, dude. Smooth.
And good for Tamra calling the cops on his punk azz. I get the vibe from that guy that this in no way was the first scenario of being a violent tool. It was so obvious last season that he was a controlling dbag.

So there you have it. Some shenanigans on the west coast for a change! I am so hoping they got it all on film.

Kandi Going On Tour

Post from SingersRoom.

True R&B fans have another treat coming their way. First Kem, Anthony Hamilton, Jaheim, Raheem DeVaughn, and Hal Linton came together for the 2010 Budweiser Superfest tour and now it’s the ladies turn.

Fantasia, Kandi Burruss and crooner Eric Benet will join forces for a tour this fall/winter, a rep confirms to Singersroom.
The pairing comes on the heals of Fantasia’s Billboard Top 200 #2 charting debut after selling 177,000 units of ‘Back to Me’ in the first week of release, marking her highest charting album to date. ‘Back to Me’ also debuted at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, a career best for Fantasia. "Free Yourself" and "Fantasia" peaked at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively.

Singer Kandi Burruss, who also confirmed the tour via Twitter, stating, “I’m going on tour with my girl Fantasia in November! It’s gonna be so fun,” recently released her new single “Leave You” via Warner Bros. Burruss’ long-waited sophomore solo project, ‘Kandi Koated,’ is schedule for a Nov. 23 release.

Crooner Eric Benét is also gearing up to release his fifth studio album, ‘Lost in Time,’ via Reprise Records this fall. 'Lost in Time' is the follow-up to Benét’s ultra-romantic 2008 album Love & Life, which was nominated for a 2009 Grammy Award for “Best R&B Album.” The disc is led by the mid-'70s-vibed single “Sometimes I Cry.”

Tour dates will be announced shortly…