Reality Roundup-November 29, 2014

Teresa at the recently aired reunion show.

Teresa at the recently aired reunion show.
Credit: Charles Sykes/Bravo/Getty

By Tara Cushing (The Bravo Blonde)

What’s cooking? According to The Daily Mail it’s a new Bravo cooking show starring Teresa Giudice. A Real Housewives of New Jersey “insider” reportedly told the publication that there is already a deal for the mother of 4 girls, and several New York Times bestselling cookbooks, to host her own cooking show while appearing part-time on the series that made her famous enough to write a cookbook in the first place.

“Teresa is, of course, devastated she has to spend even one day behind bars but she has already made this whole situation a money maker for her…Teresa and Bravo have been taking this time to plan a big media event when she is released from prison either late next year or early 2016.”

Teresa reports to a facility in Danbury, Connecticut to start serving her sentence on January 5th.

Will Jacqueline Laurita see Teresa before sentencing? According to what she told me at an event on November 19th, probably not.” The once besties have barely even spoken since the sentencing. “I texted her, she answered me, and that was it,” Jacqueline said when I asked her about the current status of their friendship. To read the entire interview including what Jacqueline said about coming back to RHONJ and about her feud with Dina Manzo, click here.

Kim Zolciak shows off what looks like a corseted waist. Credit: Instagram

Kim Zolciak shows off what looks like a corseted waist. Credit: Instagram

Kim Zolciak has 4 reasons to celebrate this week. On Monday twins Kaia and Kane Biermann turned one. Kim posted adorable pictures of the birthday twins on her social media and made the following statement:

“It seems like yesterday I told Dr. Hood I feel different this pregnancy I couldn’t stay awake. Seriously though and he did an ultrasound and BAAM 2 sacs!!! I couldn’t believe it!!!…although twins run high on my moms side I was still in shock! What a blessing!!”

 The other two reasons she should celebrate, her impossibly thin waist which she is flaunting in selfies. She credits a cleanse from 310 Nutrition, but let’s not forget that she did  have a tummy tuck. As a mother of twins I can tell you that is a huge part of the formula (I had to do it too). She is quick to point out that plastic surgery isn’t a “cure all” and that she does work out (I will also agree that this is key). The fourth reason she should celebrate is that she’s gone a full year without being knocked up. Guess she should be kissing the feet of her plastic surgeon and Kroy‘s urologist. Ummm, it is a urologist that does the vasectomy…right? I’m not sure, what I am sure of is that Kim, those twins would only be inherited from your mother’s side. Twins on the father’s side are usually not genetic. It’s the female line that double ovulates. I’m also sure that you didn’t proofread that post (commas and apostrophes are our friends, my dear.)

Real Housewives of Orange County ‘s Vicki Gunvalson is no longer hiding her relationship with Brooks Ayers. Though the two have been off and on for quite a few years now, Vicki told US Weekly’s Brody Brown that not only have the two been exclusively dating again for the last year, but Brooks has moved into her home. Vicki’s daughter, Briana Culberson, who has been publicly against her mother’s relationship, hadn’t known that the two were together prior to the interview. However, this is the least of the couples’ problems.

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Brooks, who has battled Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma since 2009, is once again facing the reality of having the disease. Brooks told Vicki earlier this fall that he was diagnosed with Stage 3 of the cancer. Vicki stated in the interview that cancer, “will either tear you apart as a couple or bring you together. And with us, without a doubt, it’s brought us together.”  Vicki also stated that her RHOC castmates have mostly been there for her all except for ex BFF Tamra Judge. “You know what, you really find out who your true friends are when things like this happen,” she said. Are you team Tamra or team Vicki? Tell us why below.

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Dina Manzo

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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The Giudices share their softer side with ABC News. Credit: ABC News

The Giudices share their softer side with ABC News. Credit: ABC News

Hello gossip hounds. Brent is off this weekend so I once again will try to deliver the dish.

Let’s start in New Jersey as I know so many of you are very interested in the legal saga of Teresa and Joe Giudice. Teresa told ABC News that she is “easygoing” compared to her table flipping reality tv persona. She says “out of respect of the process” she is going to “let the legal matters play out in court” rather than go into what she did or didn’t know regarding her and Joe’s 41 count tax and financial fraud indictment with charges that span from 2004 to 2011.

The Giudices have asked for separate trials and Joe will “testify to Teresa’s non involvement” in any criminal activity if they are granted. Teresa told correspondent Amy Robach that as strong as she is she does break down after her girls are asleep at night. Joe, who could be deported back to Italy, told Robach “If you’re weak you’re not gonna make it.” He also goes on to say that he is proud of all of Teresa’s accomplishments. The couple is currently filming Real Housewives of New Jersey season 6 which, according to the report, will NOT feature any of the legal storyline.

While we are on the topic of RHONJ EOnline reports that a source close to the shows’ filming has been dishing about the season 6 conflicts, and they are not between Teresa and sister in law Melissa Gorga. According to the article Melissa and Teresa are getting along fine, but Mel is “clashing” with Dina Manzo who returns to the show after departing after season 2. The cast shakeup also includes three new Housewives; Amber Marchese and twin sisters  Nicole and Teresa Napolitano, who seem to be stirring the pot as well. Chances are we will not know when season 6 will air for quite a while, but last season wrapped filming in April and aired in June.

RHONJ may be a while away, but The Real Housewives of New York is returning to Bravo on March 11th. As we reported last week, Ramona Singer is in the midst of a nasty divorce from husband Mario. One person who is weighing in on this is former RHONY  cast member Jill Zarin. It seems that the mouthy red head took New York Fashion Week as an opporunity to express her opinion on Singer’s marital woes. “Ramona wasn’t admitting socially what was reall going on and I think the viewers want to know,” she told Buzz. Countess LuAnn de Lesseps was a little more sympathetic. “We have talked,” she told the New York Post about her co star. “It’s not easy going through a divorce in public. I went through it. You don’t wish anything bad onto other people, no matter what they’ve done to you in the past.” De Lesseps, though still part of the RHONY cast will be a part timer on the new season. I spent some time over the summer with the cast while they were filming. Be sure to watch next month for what looks to be interesting, and if not, well, this could be the end of this franchise.

Speaking of the end, E Online reports that Real Housewives of Miami will have a season 4. Despite previous rumblings that the show was over, Alexia Echevarria told E  that “There will definitely be a season four for Miami. I have spoken to producers and they are currently working on dates  for taping, since we usually begin taping this time of year we were told taping is being pushed back a little.” When asked about why castmate Joanna Krupa had “spread” rumors of a cancellation Alexia said that the model, “has poor comprehension” in regards to what producers had told the cast. Alexia also goes on to say that Joanna doesn’t belong on RHOM or any of the franchises. Joanna told E that Alexia needs to “fact check before trying to put words in my mouth.”

One thing that looks like it will definitely end is Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann‘s quest to populate the world. The Don’t Be Tardy  star told Life and Style magazine that her husband will be undergoing a vasectomy. “We’ll do something permanent because I’m so fertile,” she said. Kim revealed that she really wanted to do something right after the birth of twins Kaia and Kane but high blood pressure prevented it. The couple shares six children, four together and Kim’s two older daughters who Kroy adopted. So there will be no more Biermanns born? Relief, now can we get Kevin Federline to join the vasectomy club?

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