Reality Roundup

Melissa Gorga, Joe Gorga and Teresa Giudice (Source: BravoTV.com)

Before the explosive new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres June 2nd,  Bravo’s head honcho Andy Cohen is sitting down with the ladies of the Garden State for a special Watch What Happens: Live episode to address unresolved issues from last season—including the never-ending Gorga and Giudice family feud.

In a preview clip, Teresa Giudice expresses her belief that Melissa Gorga‘s song, On Display is about her.

“So many people told me that,” Teresa told Andy.  “She just had written that song. There were no paparazzi following her. [My fans said], ‘Teresa, everywhere you go there’s paparazzi following you.’ They’re like, ‘She wrote that song wanting to be you.’ “

In response, Melissa said: “No. It’s definitely 100 percent not [about her]. It’s like can anything be mine? … No one gets credit for On Display. It’s my song.”

Watch What Happens Life: NJ Housewives Tell All airs this Sunday, May 19th on Bravo!

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Finally, after weeks of setbacks, including contract disputes, The Real Housewives of New York City is in production and the ladies of the Big Apple are filming!

All six NYC housewives have signed contracts for the sixth season of RHONY; however, some of the women are furious with the network and feel burned by the producers of the show.

“Bravo really screwed over the women,” a source close to production told Tom Murro, via RadarOnline.

“They are required to shoot for five months out of the year, but that’s just the beginning. They shoot for six days a week, twice a day,” the insider said.“The ladies have two shoots a day, one for three to four hours in the morning, and then they have to change clothes and hair and makeup and shoot again in the evening for another three to four hours…It is a full time job to be on the show but they’re only paid for a fraction of the things they’re required to do.”

The source also revealed that the women aren’t given allowances for hair, makeup or clothes and they have to maintain their houses for filming too— describing the show as a “never ending spending spree,” adding that, “the salaries hardly make it worth their while.”

“Some of the women are complaining that they’re really in the red after everything they have to spend personally to be on the show. They have to pay for flowers in the house, they have to make sure everything is spotless for filming, the kids have to have nice clothes too,” the source said.

In the end, Ramona Singer, Carole Radziwill, LuAnn de Lesseps, Heather Thomson, Sonja Morgan and Aviva Drescher will all be back to sippin’ pino and attending lavish events in the Hamptons.

Brandi Glanville, star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, recently split with her beau — real estate agent Jonathan Ruiz.

During their relationship, Jonathan and Brandi remained low-key publicly but the two decided to call it quits after the romance fizzled.

 “Brandi and Jonathan had a lot of fun together but the relationship eventually just fizzled,” a source told RadarOnline. “There’s no hard feelings. They remain friends, but she just wasn’t that into him.”

It was a frightening weekend for the former Real Housewives of New York City star, Jill Zarin!

While vacationing at her new home in the Hamptons, the outspoken red-head tried her hand at kayaking and as you could imagine, it did not end well.

“While kayaking in the Hampton’s, Jill found herself caught in a very strong current and started to panic. Thankfully she managed to calm down and stop fighting the current allowing it to bring her back towards the shore. It was terrifying, she had to fight for her life,” a source told Rob Shuter.

While Jill did confirm the kayaking mishap, she did not give any harrowing details.  Am I the only one who thinks Jill is the “source”? Anyway…

During NeNe Leakes’s one-on-one Watch What Happens Live special, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star had some not-so-nice words for some of her fellow housewives of the franchise– including RHONJ’s Melissa Gorga and RHOBH’s Brandi Glanville.

NeNe told Andy Cohen that Brandi  is a wannabe gangster who talks too much and that Melissa Gorga should give her sister-in-law Teresa Giudice more respect!

NeNe “needs to check her ego”, Brandi told In Touch Weekly in response to NeNe’s accusations. “I feel like if NeNe is going to make statements about me, she should spend more than five minutes with me. She should get to know me before judging me.”

NeNe also advised Melissa to “take a seat,” claiming that the New Jersey cast is “getting too nasty.” However Melissa thinks NeNe should be more appreciative to the new girls on the show. “The vets need to thank the new girls for coming in, they amp up the ratings!”

“The show needed to be revived. It got revived,” Melissa dished, “maybe NeNe feels threatened.”

Bethenny Frankel and her soon-to-be-ex-husband, Jason Hoppy, put their differences aside earlier this month to celebrate their daughter Bryn’s 3rd birthday.

Bethenny and Bryn arrived separately from Jason and his parents to the party held at Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City. “Bryn was very happy to see them,” a source told People.

Although Bethenny and Jason were both in attendance, “they did not interact” the source added.

With NeNe’s wedding spinoff I Dream of NeNe currently filming and countless other housewives tying the knot this summer, it is officially wedding season on Bravo!

The Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney and her future husband Eddie Judge are headed to Las Vegas for a joint Bachelor-Bachelorette party this weekend. And although the couple has yet to confirm a one-time wedding special or a spin-off show, rumor has it that cameras are following the pair and the wedding won’t be aired as part of The Real Housewives of Orange County.

Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley are also jumping the broom in the near future and may or may not be swinging a similar deal with the network.

Real Housewives of Miami Star Adriana De Moura Marries Frederic Marq (Source: Brett Kaffee/Thibault Monnier/PacificCoastNews.com)

The Real Housewives of Miami stars Joanna Krupa and Adriana de Moura are also sporting some new bling on their ring fingers.

As the show continues filming its third season, cameras were rolling as Adriana and Frederic Marq walked down the aisle last night, Friday May 17th. Joanna and fiancé Romain Zago will also say their vows in front of the cameras during their wedding on June 13th, 2013.

A wedding isn’t the only thing that can get a Real Housewife a spin-off! Rumor has it that a few other Real Housewives have spin-offs in the works. Which Real Housewife would you like to see get a spinoff next? Leave a comment below!

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