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Bethenny  Frankel shows off her new book and teeny tiny frame. sourde: Bethenny Frankel Facebook

Bethenny Frankel shows off her new book and teeny tiny frame.
source: Bethenny Frankel Facebook

By Lesley Rousso

Happy Sunday! Well, you either love her or you hate her and once again Kim Kardashian has angered people. According to Rumor Fix, Kim compared Keeping Up With The Kardashians to the beloved, iconic I Love Lucy. Kim recently said her show doesn’t get the respect it deserves and because, of the nine spin-offs it spawned, it has more episodes than the 1950’s television legend. Lucy fans were less than impressed, even offended by, the statement.

Speaking of Kim, her stepmother stepfather has raised waxed eyebrows once again. This week Bruce Jenner was spotted sitting in his car in Malibu with fire engine red nails and smoking a cigarette. I’m not sure which is more controversial. The nails were really no surprise but I was blown away that the worlds greatest athlete smokes. The next day we caught up with him again and the polish was gone. Later on in the week, TMZ reported that Bruce is being taunted on the golf course. A couple of hecklers asked Bruce how his d*ck was, possibly suggesting it may not be there much longer. Another guy made fun of his hair and threatened to cut it off. I’m starting to feel sorry for him.

Bethenny Frankel caused a bit of an uproar this week after posting a pic on Facebook where she looks shockingly thin. Many people commented and expressed concern for Bethenny’s health. Guess her brand isn’t named Skinnygirl for nothing. Meanwhile Jason Hoppy, B’s ex and father of daughter Bryn is fighting to keep the four-year-old off of Real Housewives Of New York when B returns. Jason’s attorney will be filing papers quoting Bethenny’s own words about how horrible the show is. Lawyers for both will hash it out in the next few weeks.

Former RHONY star Aviva Drescher is returning to Reality TV. She and husband Reid will appear on the second season of Marriage Boot Camp. US Magazine reports that the two, who both have had previous divorces, are intent on making this one work. The magazine reports that their main problem is Aviva’s self destructive behavior and that Reid is tired of living in her drama. Among the cast of the show, which will premiere in January, are everybody’s favorite Reality Star has-beens Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt.

Last but not least Gia Giudice made her music video debut this week. Gia and her girl group 3KT released their cover of Britney Spears’ hit song Circus. Rumor has it that Teresa Giudice, despite millions in debt and a looming prison sentence for fraudulent finances, splurged $10,000 on the video, which was also paid for by the other parents of the aspiring singers. Radar Online reports that Joe Giudice, who will serve time after his wife, isn’t thrilled about Gia wearing hot pants and a leather bustier and that he thinks the video is too risqué. I think at this moment, that’s the least of Joe’s problems.

Stay tuned tonight for a first look at the new season of Real Housewives of Atlanta at 8, followed by part one of the Real Housewives Of New Jersey reunion at 9, then the  Manzo’d with Children finale at 10, and Watch What Happens live at 11.

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The Giudices filmed a WWHL special one day after a judge sentenced them to 15 months and 41 months for fraud charges. Credit: Andy Cohen on Instagram

By Lesley Rousso

The biggest thing going on in the land of reality this week is obviously Teresa Giudice.  Thursday Tre and her husband Joe were sentenced in the fraud case that was pending against them.  Juicy Joe was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison and though many thought Tre would be slapped with house arrest, that wasn’t the case.  Judge Esther Salas dragged it out all day and finally in the bitter end, sentenced Teresa to 15 months in the clink.  Incarcerations for the couple will be staggered so the couple can split time caring for Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana. Teresa will serve her time before  Joe, who still faces possible deportation after he completes his sentence.  Teresa is due to report to jail January 5th which affords her the privilege of spending the holidays with her family.

According to E Online Teresa will film the Real Housewives Of New Jersey Season 6 Reunion as planned  (rumor has it that is today).  Additionally Teresa and Joe will appear on a special Watch What Happens Live Monday night at 9, which was filmed on Friday according to Andy Cohen’s Instagram. It will be the couples’ first television appearance since their hearing.  Eldest Giudice daughter, Gia, took to Twitter Thursday after the sentencing, “Such an amazing support system its unreal,” she tweeted to her over 117,000 tweeps. Teresa was scheduled to promote her Fabellini at an event on Wednesday, but has since canceled it.

Remember Bethenny Frankel wearing Bryn‘s Hello Kitty pajamas on Instagram a couple of months back? Well, Judge Ellen Gesmer, who is presiding over Jason Hoppy and Bethenny’s ongoing divorce didn’t seem to enjoy it.  Bethenny was ordered not to wear her daughter’s clothes anymore.  The Skinnygirl mogul said it was only a joke, Bryn asked her to do it.  She thought it was funny and posted it.  Judge Gesmer however said that it was ridiculous and that her child is not a joke.  Sorry not sorry, I’m on Team Bethenny here.

Brooks Ayers, controversial on-again off-again boyfriend of Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Vicki Gunvalson‘s, revealed yesterday that he has stage three Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.  He was initially diagnosed in the fall of 2013.  Although the two are no longer dating Vicki says she’s quite sad about the diagnosis and is determined to fight it with him.  Obviously, we wish Brooks a full recovery.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is filming currently and allegedly Brandi Glanville is fighting with everyone, especially Lisa Rinna.  Reality Tea reports that the cast is filming in Amsterdam with Yolanda Foster giving them a tour of her homeland.  The entire cast is there including Kim Richards.  Really? I’m not so sure this is the best environment for her.  Anyway, Lisa Vander Pump is thrilled to have good friend Lisa Rinna as a cast member, and says she’s trying to work it out with Brandi.  Sources claim Lisa Rinna however, is fed up with Brandi and her drunken antics and that Brandi is jealous of Lisa’s life. Looking forward to the next season!

Real Housewives Of Atlanta‘s Porsha Williams has been demoted to friend of the Housewives for Season 7 and newcomer Claudia Jordan is stepping in.  Porsha claims she was blindsided by the downgrade considering the amount of filming she did for the upcoming season.  She goes on to thank Bravo for the opportunity and says we will see her just in a lesser capacity.  Claudia moved to Atlanta from Los Angeles and has appeared on several shows including The Price Is Right, Deal or No Deal and The Celebrity Apprentice.  Additionally she was Miss Rhode Island USA and is good friends with fellow pageant queen Kenya Moore.  Another newbie is Demetria McKinney an actress who has guest starred on Tyler Perry‘s House of Payne and Devious Maids.  While she excels at acting, her passions are music, her boyfriend and being a mom to their 14-year-old son.  The new season debuts Sunday November 9th at 8pm EST.

It’s premier week on our favorite network! Manzoed With Children premieres tonight at 9pm, following a new episode of RHONJ.  The People’s Couch begins an all new season on Tuesday at 10pm and I couldn’t be happier.  If you haven’t given it a shot yet, I highly recommend it.  It’s absolutely hilarious!

Outside the land of Bravo, Big Brother‘s Evel Dick revealed he is HIV positive, Kendra Wilkinson confessed she probably won’t leave husband Hank Basset after his cheating scandal, and Taylor Swift will replace Chris Martin as a mentor on The Voice.

It’s a little late in coming but we’d like to express our sincere condolences to the family of Joan Rivers. I always just loved her and although she was brash and some didn’t enjoy her, from what everyone says she was a warm and generous lady.  She was hilarious and wonderful and she will be missed.


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The Ladies opened to some great buzz!

The Ladies opened to some great buzz!

By Lesley Rousso


Happy weekend everyone, Brent  Osborne is traveling so I have the pleasure of filling in for him this week.  That being said, lets get down to business.


Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy  have finally settled something.  According to People magazine and pretty much every other news outlet, the two came to a custody agreement over their four year old daughter Bryn.  The two have been at odds for quite some time over pretty much everything, including who would be the better parent to the tot.  The terms of the settlement are confidential, but it looks like they’ll have joint custody.  Jason’s attorney says that Jason ” wishes Bethenny only the best of luck and looks forward to raising their daughter together.”

In Kardashian news, Keeping Up returns Sunday night on E!, hence that marathon that’s been on the last couple of days.  Kris Jenner appeared on the Today show this week dishing the wedding of Kimye, son Rob‘s drama and Khloe and Kourtney‘s new spinoff.  Kris told Hoda Kotb, “Rob is working on himself and he will be okay.” Meanwhile Khloe and Kourtney Take the Hamptons is currently filming and Kris claims the locals just love having them there.  Rumors are floating around that Kourtney is preggo with baby number three but Kris wouldn’t confirm or deny, just saying we’ll have to tune in Sunday night.

Ladies of London premiered this week on Bravo TV and according to moi, it was a hit!  Basically it’s The Real Housewives Of London under an assumed name.   There are only two genuine Brits on the show, the other four hailing from the colonies.  According to Twitter, and my husband, people seem to love it.  Stay tuned for my review this week.

True Tori which first aired in late April, is mercifully over.  According to Life & Style magazine, the couple will once again renew their vows on TV.  Dean McDermott cheated on Tori last year, got busted and checked himself into rehab.  We watched it play out on the the couple’s latest foray in reality television as they went to therapy to work things out.  A source told Life & Style the two are very good actors and have everyone fooled.  The source goes on to say that they’re a cash cow together which is why they’ll stay married.  Must we really see them renew their vows again?  Isn’t that bad luck?  Just like those tattoos they have with each other’s names, kiss of death I tell you.

In news no one really cares about, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag will be starring on Celebrity Wife Swapswitching places with Olympic medalist Amanda Beard and husband.  I’m a tad confused considering they have no kids so what could they possibly be doing?

The sixteenth season of Big Brother is slated to begin on June 25th on CBS at 8pm.  The show has now converted to HDTV and has eleven new cameras in the house for better coverage.

According many entertainment news outlets including Variety and the Hollywood Reporter, the King of Bravo TV, Andy Cohen is developing a new reality show titled I Slept With A Celebrity. The series, which is being shopped around, currently features two weekly guests dishing on their one night stands with various famous people (will Andy dish on his vacation romance with Lance Bass?).  Under Andy’s deal, NBCUniversal networks will have the first chance to pick up the series.  Good luck Andy, I’m rooting for you!

As always, I enjoyed filling in for Brent this week, I do love reality tv and all the gossip that goes along with it!  Have a great week everyone!

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