Reality Roundup

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Dina Manzo

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice isn’t the only Garden State Diva in a pickle! RHONJ guest-star Kim Depaola is entangled in a new lawsuit over her jewelry.

TMZ reports that Kim ripped off jewelry designer Constantino Frangopolous, who claims the reality star convinced him to lend her pieces to wear on the show, only to later find out she mimicked the designs and began selling her own look-a-like jewelry.

The report claims that Constantino made a deal with Kim, which allowed her to wear some of his pieces on RHONJ in exchange for promotion. After Kim sported some of the pieces on the show, she allegedly stole the designs and created knockoff versions to sell in her retail stores and on her website.

The two never had a formal contract; however, Constantino has filed lawsuits against Kim D and Bravo.

Kenya Moore may truly be gone with the wind. The former Miss USA is frustrated with the drama between cast members on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. In fact, she is seriously considering leaving the show.

 “If Bravo asked me to come back, I’d have to really think about it,” Kenya told OK Magazine. “Right at this moment, it’s a very tough question.”

 Kenya is mostly disappointed that her RHOA cast mates do not support each other in times of need. “I’m nobody’s victim and never will be. But at some point you want people to put aside their differences and back you up because it’s the right thing to do,” she said.

After confirming that she will not be returning as a Real Housewife next season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jacqueline Laurita opened up for the first time about life after RHONJ to Life & Style.

“Right now, I’m really just enjoying time with my family and I’m writing a few books,” she told the mag. “My husband [Chris Laurita] and I are writing a book together about our journey with autism.”

“My other passion is the beauty industry, so I’m also writing a book about busy moms and beauty things. I’m also writing children’s books! I enjoy writing — that’s what I love,” she expressed. “It’s just been really great with my family. I feel like I’m in a very good place.”

Fans of The Real Housewives of New Jersey can expect to see some new, and some old, faces next season. RHONJ alum Caroline Manzo will not be featured on the upcoming sixth season of the show and Kathy Wakile is only filming part-time.

Teresa Giudice and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga will be back in full swing while Nicole Napolitano, Teresa Napolitano, and Amber Marchese join the cast full-time.

Dina Manzo will also be returning to the hit series after she quit three years ago. Rumor has it that Dina did not want her sister-in-law, Jacqueline, to be part of the series.

“I understand why Dina wouldn’t want me on the show: She doesn’t want to address family issues on-camera!” Jacqueline said.

Dina recently told a group of fans that although Jacqueline will not be on RHONJ,  Jac fans will get their dose of the no holds barred brunette on sister Caroline Manzo’s spinoff Manzo’d With Children. As for her relationship with Caroline, Dina told the group that they still ‘”are not on the best of terms” but that she loves her sister and will “mend their relationship soon.” Dina also revealed some of the stories that will take place on season 6, but we would hate to spoil any of it for you.  We will tell you, however, that Grandma Wrinkles has some new competition in the household. Speaking of Grandma Wrinkles, don’t look for her on Twitter anymore, as Dina confessed to losing the infamous cat’s account password.

Season six of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is currently filming.

What would have happened to The Real Housewives of New York City if Jill Zarin never got the boot? With just a few weeks away from the season six premiere of The Real Housewives of New York City, former RHONY star Jill Zarin is still talking about how she was fired nearly three years ago.

Jill claims that even though she had been considering quitting, she doesn’t know the real reason why she was fired.
“Nobody will tell me the true answer,” she said in a recent interview for Oprah: Where Are They Now?“. At the time, I was told that they thought the show had gone so dark that it couldn’t recover and that they needed to change the cast. I don’t think the fans agreed.”

Jill also dished on her feud with Bethenny Frankel, her new buisness venture, and  life after RHONY. Check out Jill’s full interview below!

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About HousewifeGuy

Brent Osborne has always been loud, a little brash and unapologetically truthful. Prior to joining TBB, Brent founded and authored the successful Real Housewives blog, and the column of the same name. Brent’s industry experience is extensive and includes interviewing former Real Housewives of New York City star, Jill Zarin. Inspired by his former teachers, Brent is currently pursuing a career in Childhood Education with hopes of becoming a High School Guidance Counselor. With coffee running through his veins, Brent works numerous jobs and attends school full-time. Brent’s mantra is “Love what you do and work with others who do the same.” He’s grateful to his supportive family and friends for cheering on all of his endeavors!

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