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Thursday, September 23, 2010

RHOA Sneak Peek

Stacie Visits Capitol Hill

Article from Politico.

D.C. “Housewife” Stacie Turner made her first appearance on the Hill Thursday, joining members of Congress at a press conference to discuss the importance of strengthening foster care programs. Turner—who was raised by adoptive parents--explained her reason for doing the show is that she “saw it as a platform for bringing attention to my charity.” That charity, An Extra-Ordinary Life, supports girls in the foster care system.

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But is that enough motivation to make her do a second season? She’s not sure--there hasn’t been any talk to giving the Washington women another run.

“They haven’t talked to us about a second season,” Turner said. “I’m not sure whether I would or wouldn’t, but based on my experience, so far it has been positive [for my charity].”

The outspoken Obama supporter was joined by conservatives Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. Michele Bachmann at the event, which was hosted by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute and Fostering Media Connections.
“I guess what I love about the issue is that it’s totally non-partisan,” she said. “On both the Republican and Democrat side we can agree: We all have kids, we all love kids and we believe that kids are the future.”
Turner is the second “housewife” to appear on Capitol Hill. That is, if you count when Michaele Salahi testified before Congress about her alleged White House crashing.

Danielle And Lori Shooting A Music Video

LuAnn And Jill

Picture from LuAnn.
Power Lunching with Jill!

Bethenny Shopping And Filming In NYC

Pictures of Bethenny and Jason in NYC today.
Photo:Pacific Coast News
Photos: Pacific Coast News

Photos: Pacific Coast News

Dina Sits Down With My Work Butterfly

Videos from My Work Butterfly.

Caroline Will Be At The Dog Walk And Pet Fair Oct. 2nd

Bryn And Cookie

Picture from Bethenny.

This is what life is about.

Ramona Is A Guest Writer For GLAM

Ramona's article from Glam.

Photo: GLAM
Guest Article: Ramona Singer on Life, Jewels, and the Housewives
I would have never thought as a little girl I would be so fortunate to have found the success I have. My career started when I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a BS in fashion merchandising and management. Upon my graduation I entered into the Macy’s executive training program and soon after became a buyer. In the early years I worked for big fashion houses like Calvin Klein and French Connection. I then went out on my own and started my very own RMS Fashions, a resale clothing company that I created from nothing and with a lot of hard work brought it to the top. During my 20 years in the clothing resale business I learned what it was like to be a woman in the business world. With dedication, courage and perseverance I shattered the ‘glass ceiling’ and was able to create an accomplished and successful company.

In 2007 I was approached by a production to be a part of a reality show called Manhattan Moms. It sounded like a great idea, as I would use this platform to show women how you can be a wife, mom and business woman – basically having it all. In addition I had been designing some pieces for my husband’s fourth generation jewelry company, True Faith Jewelry, and I wanted to begin sharing these pieces with the world. The show aired on Bravo under its new name Real Housewives of New York City. Needless to say it was a hit! Suddenly I needed to be wearing so many different entrepreneurial hats. In the past three years I have been fortunate enough to really exercise my potential when it comes to business. I have made a brand from my name by designing an entire collection for True Faith Jewelry, amazing art deco and estate inspired collections of jewelry for HSN and Tru Renewal, my skincare line. In addition I make everyday public appearances such as interviews and magazine photo shoots and I have many other projects that are in the works.

Photo: GLAM

Currently I am working tirelessly on my newest collection for HSN which will debut on Monday, September 20th between 3-5am EST and 3-5pm EST. I’m so excited to be back on the show to share the new line. Planning, creating and styling this all- new line has been an honor and frankly a lot of fun for me. We have experimented with all new materials and mediums and I am certain there is a piece for everyone! Some of my favorite pieces include gold vermeil with honey and amber citrines used to enhance the gold tone and beautiful green shades designed after my visits to Asian museums. In addition, I am introducing a fresh version of my signature cuff with a wider band, made with special black ebony with lapis lazuli, tanzanite and diamonds with a ring to match. This collection is designed for today’s fashions but with a timeless look that will never go out of style so it can be passed on through generations.

At the end of the day when I finally get to go home after a busy day of work I relax with my family, pour a glass of Pinot Grigio and smile because the thing I am most grateful for is my husband, Mario, and beautiful daughter, Avery. All the success is nothing if you have no one to share it with.

HeroBuilders Will Be Selling A Michaele Doll

Post from Radar Online.

Photo: Splash News/AP Images

Fame seeker and Real Housewives of D.C. star Michaele Salahi has forever been immortalized in plastic in the form of an action figure dressed in her White House ‘gatecrashing’ attire.

 As was first to report, Michaele had been planning to cash in on her notoriety by turning herself into a Barbie doll and now we have all the photos of her newly released action figure.

The doll bears Michaele’s infamous red sari dress and blonde hair, but appears disproportionate with a head that is oddly small for the body.

Michaele had originally wanted to sell the rights of the doll to Mattel in hopes of becoming the next Malibu Stacy, a source told, but the doll has instead been produced by a company called HeroBuilders.

Michaele isn’t the only celebrity immortalized by the company – they also have Sarah Palin, Jersey Shore and Jon and Kate Gosselin action figures.

Kandi With Rickey Smiley

Picture from Kandi.

check out @RickeySmiley aka Ms Bernice

Will "Google Me" Be A #1 Hit?

Post from Radar Online

Watch-out Rihanna and Lady Gaga - Real Housewives of Atlanta diva Kim Zolciak is confident her new song Google Me is going to be a smash-hit, can reveal.

Zolciak -- who’s last single Tardy For The Party became a surprise dance hit -- believes that her new single will do even better.

Google Me will be officially released on October 5, although a one-minute preview has already hit the web; the song features questionable lyrics like ‘Research me, you’ll find me, click them keys and google me!’

A source close to Zolciak told “Kim actually thinks that she has a great voice despite the fact that vocal coach Jan ‘Mama’ Smith, who works with Justin Bieber, told her she couldn’t sing.

“But the success of Tardy For The Party gave her a lot of confidence and she really believes she can have a career in music.

“She already has a huge gay and trans-gender following plus a built-in audience from her reality show, so, the chances are despite what the critics might say Google Me could very well be a hit.”

The new Real Housewives Of Atlanta series starts in two weeks, and Zolciak is already planning some other projects to cash-in on the show which will run for around four months this season.
She has started to write a tell-all book about her life and the show, and she also plans to release her own line of wigs too.

The source added: “Kim’s relationship with ‘Big Poppa’ (Lee Najaar) is definitely off because he will never leave his wife for her.

“She is still dating Atlanta Falcons football player Kroy Bierman and the rumor is that they could soon be getting engaged.
“Kim is looking forward to penning her autobiography and wants it to be a really juicy read for all her fans.

“With the reality show about to return and the release of her new single Kim is in a positive frame of mind right now because she has a lot of things to look forward too.”

Fellow reality TV stars Danielle Staub (Real Housewives Of New Jersey) and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps (Real Housewives of New York) have also released singles in the past.

Stacie Sits Down With Eric Dyson

Tamra In The Courtroom With Simon's Lawyer And Bravo Cameras

Article from Radar Online.

The personal life of Real Housewife of Orange County star Tamra Barney is going from the small screen to the courtroom Thursday morning where she and her attorneys are trying to file a temporary restraining order, or TRO, against her estranged husband Simon.

Photo: Pacific Coast News
“She’s attempting to file the TRO and waiting for the judge to sign off on it,” sources inside the courthouse told

Tamra arrived at the Orange County Superior Court Thursday wearing a black pantsuit and in good spirits alongside her two attorneys and a Bravo TV crew.

Simon is not there, but he is instead being represented by his attorney.

All parties involved are currently behind closed doors.

This latest legal action for the estranged couple comes after Simon was arrested early Tuesday morning on a domestic violence charge after he allegedly threw a retractable dog leash at Tamra which apparently hit her when she arrived to their Ladera Ranch, CA home where Simon was taking care of the couple’s dog.

Danielle Was Marked For Death

Article from Radar Online.

 The man who knew Danielle Staub as a hooker in Miami - before she was famous - has claimed a drug cartel wanted the Real Housewives of New Jersey star dead after a botched drug deal.

Photo: Getty

Daniel Aguilar was questioned under oath in a marathon deposition in Diamond Bar, California last month, in association with a slander suit against the star filed by her ex-husband Kevin Maher.

In explosive testimony, obtained exclusively by, Aguilar recounted how in the 1980s the mother-of-two -- then a prostitute, known as Angela Minelli -- became involved with the notorious Medellin Cartel, which was run by criminal leader Pablo Escobar.

She was introduced to the organized network of drug suppliers and smuggled by Aguilar, who was an "enforcer" of the clan.

He said Staub would often do drugs at his safe house - a haven of "drugs, weapons, cash" - including marijuana cigarettes that she'd "sprinkle" with cocaine.

Aguilar saw her do "more than 50 or 100 times," he told authorities.

"We became intimate friends... she would do her drugs... and sometimes I'd wonder was she hanging out for the drugs, which most girls back then did," he stated, in the documents.

In his deposition, Aguilar recalled how Staub soon went from dabbling in drugs to wanting to sell them, which led to her becoming a marked target for his cartel.

He said, "She started talking about, you know, 'I need to get money. I need money to do things.

"So she came to me and she says, 'I have this guy and he wants to buy big weight... four kilos of cocaine."

But the deal went bad when the $100,000 worth of cocaine was stolen during the transaction, leaving an infuriated Staub to claim she had been "ripped off".

Aguilar recounted, "Even my men were saying, 'We should just kill her. Get her out of the way. She's nothing but a prostitute and a b**ch.'"

Aguilar said he saved her from likely death after pleading with drug kingpins to 'find out what happened here'.

"I cared about this woman at the time and I believed her at this point," he said.

"I didn't want her life to end... I still thought that it was going to work out."

Ultimately, the FBI arrested Aguilar and he was spent nine years in prison after being convicted of extortion and intent to distribute cocaine.

Staub, however, cooperated with prosecutors and was spared jail in exchange for five years probation and mandatory cocaine testing.

"I was told by my people that she was dead," Aguilar said, in the deposition, "My people are my cartels."

When asked how he interpreted that, he said: "Her life was about to end."
"(I'm told) she's flipping (and) turned federal witness... that's when my people wanted her dead; they had called me weak for letting her live... (and) they told me, we should have had her dead to begin with."

According to Aguilar, he footed $100,000 in order to save Staub's life - a fee he now wants her to payback.

"What I did was to protect her, protect me," he said.
As revealed, Staub and her ex-husband were involved in failed settlement talks Wednesday.

Maher is suing Staub for $5 million over her accusations that he raped her on broken glass and hanged her dog.

The matter is now headed to a February trial where Aguilar, a witness for Maher, is almost certain to be questioned about the reality television star's sordid past, again.

He said: "Ain't nobody that stupid enough to make themselves publicly known after doing what they did."

Ramona And The Mayor

Picture from Ramona.

With Mayor Young in mt vernon ny

Bravo Shut Down The Table Flipping Contest At The Funkey Monkey

Post from TMZ.

A "Real Housewives of New Jersey"-inspired table-flipping contest -- hosted by table-flipping queen Teresa Giudice -- just got tossed ... after Bravo put the kibosh on the event.

The owner of The Funkey Monkey in Delaware tells TMZ ... just as they green lit the table-flipping contest for Teresa's appearance Saturday, Bravo caught wind of it and shut it down.
A rep for Bravo tells us the network has a hands-off policy regarding personal appearances -- but according to inside sources Teresa was told the contest might be a dumb PR move ... so she'd be better off not flaunting her famous Season 1 move (see video).

The club's owner tells us they've reached a compromise -- a look-alike contest. Nevertheless, he concedes, "I can't help it if the [look-alikes] get on the stage and flip tables."

Jason And Bethenny In Tribeca

Bethenny and Jason  take Bryn for an early dinner in Tribeca, NY.

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Kyle Talks To Hollyscoop About The RHOBH