Reality Roundup: RHONY Premiere, Celebrity Apprentice Casting Rumors, and Season 9 of The Real Housewives of Orange County!

Housewife Guy and Kristen Taekman at the cast screening.

Housewife Guy and Kristen Taekman at the cast screening.

Adding to the downward spiral of LuAnn de Lesseps’ career on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City, the Countess had to lower the listing price on her luxurious Hamptons farmhouse.

After over three months on the market, Luann cut the price of her estate by $255,000—bringing the listing price down to $8.995 million. Originally listed at $9.995 million back in December, the 2.2-acre lot boasts a 6,000-square-foot home with six bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms, an outdoor tennis court, heated pools, large outdoor patios, and a separate pool house.

Countess has been a star on The Real Housewives of New York City since its inauguration back in 2008. However, after a reported contract dispute, Luann has taken on a smaller recurring role on the new sixth season of the hit show.

“LuAnn isn’t considered an original,” RHONY co-star Ramona Singer boasted to Confidential at a premiere party last week. “She’s just a part-time Housewife, so really I’m the only standing original,” said Singer. “The reason is, I don’t play for the cameras, I play for me.”

Ramona’s unpleasant demeanor was more present than ever when I bumped into her on Tuesday evening at The Real Housewives of New York City premiere party. Ramona was sans wedding ring and wore a fitted red dress to the event which was hosted by the newest cast member Kristen Taekman. Ramona was escorted by a new mystery man—has she already moved on from Mario?! Perhaps!

The Pinot Grigio enthusiast filed for divorce from her husband, Mario, of 22 years this past January after years of cheating allegations proved true.

The new sixth season of The Real Housewives of New York City airs Tuesday nights on Bravo.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice will be sentenced this summer after pleading guilty in federal court to multiple charges last week. Real Housewives guru Andy Cohen sat down with E! News to discuss how the Giudice’s legal issues will affect the show.

“We’re shooting next season right now,” Andy revealed. “So there’s going to be a lot in there that’s going to be quite dramatic and different than anything we’ve ever seen before.”

 When asked if Teresa would be able to film RHONJ if sentenced to house arrest, the Watch What Happens: Live host said he and Teresa will cross that bridge when they get to it. “I’m gonna let her get through the sentencing, and then we’ll all talk.”

For now, Andy’s primary focus is ensuring the couple’s four daughters Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana are alright. “I don’t know much about the situation,” Andy says. “(but) I certainly am thinking about kids right now.”

 Is Adrienne Maloof returning to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for season 5? Recent reports claim that network executives are interested in bringing Adrienne back into the mix after season four’s low ratings.

Despite the several claims, an insider told Life & Style magazine that the reports are simply false.

The 52-year-old reality star was publicly booted from the series by Andy Cohen after she skipped out on the season three reunion show last year.

 “She knew if she didn’t show up to the reunion, she’d be cut,” an insider told Life & Style last year. “But she didn’t want to go and have to sit through all of the women attacking her.”

“I’m happier that I’m off the show,” the mother-of-two told the mag last year. “I don’t miss the cattiness or the below-the-belt cheap shots.”

Donald Trump better hold onto his weave! With more than one Real Housewife in the boardroom, season seven of Celebrity Apprentice is sure to be full of drama!

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville and The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore are packing their bags and heading to New York City to star on the hit reality show.

Brandi and Kenya are not the first Real Housewives stars to appear on the show. RHOA star NeNe Leakes appeared on the show and RHONJ cast-member Teresa Giudice made it to the final five back in 2012.

According to TMZ, the pair will be joined by Dancing with the Stars and mother of eight Kate Gosselin, rapper Ludacris, actress Vivica A. Fox, journalist Geraldo Rivera, Cosby Show alum Keshia Knight Pulliam, and other celebrities.

Season 14 of Celebrity Apprentice will begin filming this spring and will air on NBC in the 2014-2015 season. The cast will be officially announced on Thursday, March 20th.

Season nine of The Real Housewives of Orange County will be premiering on Bravo this spring! With a serious cast shake-up and tons of animosity, this is sure to be dramatic season!

Alexis Bellino, Gretchen Rossi, and Lydia McLaughlin will not be appearing on season nine of the show.  While both Alexis and Gretchen got the ax by Bravo, Lydia announced she was leaving on her own accord.

Joining returning cast members Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney-Judge and Heather Dubrow, are Lizzie Rovsek and Shannon Beador.

Lizzie, a friend of Tamra’s and a former Miss Kentucky, is married and has two children. Shannon, a native Californian and stay-at-home mom, has three daughters.

The cast will also be joined by “friend of the housewives” Danielle Gregorio.

Season nine of The Real Housewives of Orange County will premiere April 14th at 9pm on Bravo. Catch a glimpse of what is to come below!

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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, ThatHousewifeGuy.com and the Starpulse.com 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!

2 thoughts on “Reality Roundup: RHONY Premiere, Celebrity Apprentice Casting Rumors, and Season 9 of The Real Housewives of Orange County!

  1. I just about spit out my wine when I read the typo PINTO GRIGIO I think that wine pairs well with chili! Keep up the good work on the RR and hey hypos happen!

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