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Celebrity Gossip Heard All Over The Web

Bethenny Frankel Returning to Real Housewives of New York City

Confirmed: Bethenny Frankel is coming back to the Real Housewives of New York City for the show’s seventh season!

“I’m genuinely excited, with a side of slightly nervous, for my return to The Real Housewives of New York City,” Bethenny said in a statement to E! News. “Bravo has always been the place on television where I have the freedom to be unfiltered, honest and inappropriate, with an audience who has been with me from the beginning. I can’t wait to see what this next chapter brings for all of us. Watch what happens!”

Bravo’s own Andy Cohen expressed excitement for Bethenny’s return as well.  “Bethenny is one of the most popular Housewives in the history of the franchise, and I couldn’t be more excited she is coming home to Bravo,” he shared in a statement.

Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson,Kristen Taekman, LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer have all signed on for another season as well.

I like Bethenny all right, but I think she’s just in need of something to do to make sure she stays relevant after the cancellation of her talk show. Here’s hoping that she’s able to fit back in with the group.

Image via Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Joe and Teresa Giudice Sentenced to Jail for Fraud

It’s official…both Joe and Teresa Giudice are headed to prison. The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars have both been sentenced to jail for bankruptcy, bank, and mortgage fraud charges!

The couple did plead guilty to the charges, and were apologetic for their actions. However, Judge Esther Salas laid down the law, giving them both jail time. The U.S. District Court Judge ruled that Joe would serve 41 months (a little over three years) in prison, have two years of supervised probation, and have to pay $414,588 in restitution while Teresa was given 15 months behind bars. Because she has the lesser time, Teresa will serve her sentence first, and is required to surrender to authorities on January 5, 2015. That way, either Joe or Teresa will be around to take care of their four children. However, it is possible that Joe will be deported back to his home country Italy.

According to Deadline, Joe and Teresa will appear on a special Watch What Happens Live: One-on-One with Teresa and Joe with Andy Cohen on Bravo on October 6 at 9 PM to discuss their sentencing.

I can’t say I feel bad for them that much. You do the crime, you have to do the time. However, I feel bad for their kids having to see their parents go through all this, knowing that they will both be going to prison. Hopefully, Joe and Teresa have both learned from this, and will come out stronger and smarter people.

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RHOA’s Apollo Nida Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Theft and Fraud

Sentencing day went down today for the Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Apollo Nida, and the odds did not come out in his favor.

Apollo was arrested earlier in the year for identity theft and bank fraud, faking companies and taking people’s money and falsely cashing checks, which cost these folks a total of $2 million! Well today, the federal court put down the law, and sentenced Apollo to eight years in prison for his scheme, which occurred from 2009-2013, literally the entire time he’s been on the show!

Apollo admitted to his actions back in May, saying that he only did it to keep up with wife Phaedra Parks‘own income and lifestyle that was seen on the show. “I got sucked in and engulfed and lost sight of things,” he said. Phaedra was not present during the hearing.

This isn’t Apollo’s first time behind bars. He spent six years in jail, from around 2003 to 2009, for being a part of a car-theft operation. Shame he didn’t learn his lesson the first time!

I’m honestly not surprised that Phaedra wasn’t in court. And I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if she divorced him. EIGHT YEARS?! There’s a possibility of him getting out early for good behavior, but he’s going to be away from his family for a long time. Seems to me like this was merely a pride thing. He was intimidated by Phaedra and how much she makes, that, instead of finding an honest, legitimate way to make money and provide for his family, he does this. Might seem harsh, but I think it’s selfish, and I don’t feel sorry for him. I feel sorry for Phaedra and their two sons, who are toddler age, and have to deal with their father being away.

Image via The Huffington Post

Tabatha Takes On Lindsay Lohan

David Letterman may have sympathy for Lindsay Lohan time and time and time and time and time and time and time…

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again.

But some people are not giving The Unhinged Ginge any breathing room when it comes to anything regarding her tabloid-filled life. These are the ones we love! Because the last time Lindsay Lohan was truly, truly relevant, George Bush was still in office.

during his first term.

So excuse us if we bother to mention who else has come out with a new epic verbal slap against Lohan.

Tabatha Coffey, the star of Bravo’s ‘Tabatha Takes Over‘, is known for her sharp tongue and acidic comments, so it is not shocking that she had this to say about Lohan’s latest fashion f*ckery after seeing a photo of her at the airport. Lohan, sporting jeggings, might save money on that trip to rehab, because Tabatha may have just verbally slapped her there free of charge:

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Let’s keep looking at the rest of your outfit, shall we? Hmmm, I see, you decided to wear some comfy jeans with some WTF ARE THOSE?! Are you wearing hooker boots up to your hoo-ha??? No, no, no that can’t be. I know you wouldn’t bust out the Pretty Woman boots out for a flight in first class. Let me look again.

OH DEAR LORD NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Are those jeather pants you have on?! Yes, jeather pants: jeans and leather combo. What are you, president of the Sons of Anarchy fan club? Is this your idea of “chic chaps?”
I’m just going to stop right here and create a scenario in my head as to why you think this is fashionable. Honestly, I don’t want to waste my time, so I won’t. Just get some new pants when you reach your final destination.

We don’t need to add anything. This is verbal slap enough!

What do you think, VIPers? Is this a hit or a miss?

Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Phaedra Parks Gets New Series

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Real Housewives’ of Atlanta Phaedra Parks has made her mark on reality tv, so much so you forget she is an actual lawyer!  Well, her work is now getting its own spotlight–with a new reality show! The lawyer will help others settle their disputes with her new show Rich People’s Problems that premieres later this year.

Phaedra will be mediating conflicts between rich folks down in the South over prenuptial agreements, $8,000 loans, stolen Chanel handbags and more.

“The rich certainly have an odd sense of what qualifies as a problem in today’s world,” stated the Bravo press release.

Bravo hasn’t announced a premiere date for the new series as of yet. The show will be the third series on Bravo featuring a RHOA cast member. Kim Zolciak stars in Don’t Be Tardy with her family and Kandi Burruss searches for musical talent on her series, The Kandi Factory.

When I first read the headline, I wondered, “What in the world could Phaedra possibly have her own show for?” Then I thought about it, and a lawyer–in Atlanta no less-is sure to come across some crazy people with real drama that only a lawyer could solve! It’s no secret that Bravo cashes big on drama, so this actually may be a good venture for Phaedra! With her wit and Southern charm, it’s sure to be entertaining!

Alexis Bellino Leaving Real Housewives of Orange County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After three seasons on the Real Housewives of Orange Couny, Alexis Bellino is saying adios to her castmates and the drama they bring!

“Alexis was really tired of being bullied and chose home and family life over celebrity,” a source said to Us Weekly. Alexis just “wanted to go back to her simple life in Orange County.”

In July, Alexis and her husband, Jim Bellino, spoke out about the verbal bullying and attacks they say they suffered from costar Tamra Barney, who called Alexis “Jesus Jugs” during the 2012 Real Housewives of Orange County reunion special. “The Real Housewives of Orange County is a reality show that is meant to entertain and engage audiences with the lives of its cast members,” the couple said in a statement, also stating that they were thinking about suing Tamra. “This vicious and malicious attack on our family will no longer be tolerated. We have continually tried to take the high road, however, if necessary, we are prepared to defend ourselves against these unfounded, slanderous and defamatory remarks to the fullest extent of the law.”

Alexis hasn’t had the best repertoire with most of her castmates anyway, so maybe it is time to go! I’m sure she’ll miss the Bravo checks, but you have to do what’s right for you.

Image via Michael Tran/FilmMagic

Kim Zolciak is getting her own reality show

Like her or not, Kim Zolciak just sealed a deal with Bravo…for her OWN show.

She’s already a reality television star, a new mom, newly married and she has a few fans, so it doesn’t surprise me that now she’s getting her own show. Kim Zolciak just announced and Bravo confirmed that The Real Housewives of Atlanta star will get her very own spin off titled “Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding”. And yes, we will get the whole scoop on Kim’s wedding (no, not THAT Kim) to her beau NFL star Kroy Biermann by watching this (hopefully not dull) show.

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Elizabeth Berkley Is Totally Qualified.

Once one reality show idea becomes a success, every network and their mom has to do a “spin-off” of that successful show. I can’t even keep track of all the reality shows anymore. I like to call this the reality show era.

The latest addition to the reality craze is “Step It Up and Dance,” which will be broadcast on Bravo. According to the show details, “Step It Up and Dance,” follows 12 male and female dancers who compete in a variety of dance styles, including Latin and hip hop. Each week, the weakest dancer will be eliminated until a final callback. One of the judges includes none other than dance phenomenon Elizabeth Berkley. Umm…wait a minute…wasn’t she the main dancer in “Showgirls”?
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Yikes.

Image Source: WireImage