By Tara Cushing (The Bravo Blonde)
The week started off with the big reveal. After years of beating around the bush, we finally know more about the bitter feud that has been keeping Real Housewife of New Jersey/Manzo’d With Children stars, sisters (and sisters in law) Dina Manzo and Caroline Manzo at odds.
During last Sunday’s RHONJ Reunion, Dina stated that she would “never do a show with family again.” She then went on to specify that family specifically meant sister in law Jacqueline Laurita. “I don’t want a relationship with Jacqueline…I don’t need the chaos.” Dina also admitted to not knowing her nephew, Jacqueline’s son, Nicholas, “at all. There’s nothing I can do to help Nicholas, but I pray for him.”
Of course this story would never be complete without a Twitter rant from Jac herself, who has become quite infamous for her unfiltered use of the social media network. How major was this rant? So major that I was at a meeting at work and noticed a couple of co-workers scrolling through the tweets, totally hooked on every typed word. The diatribe, which was posted during last Sunday’s RHONJ Reunion was in response to Dina Manzo ‘s reunion appearance.
Here are a sampling of some of those gems:
Later that same evening Caroline appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen where she weighed in on the issue stating that Dina hadn’t been involved in any family functions for years. Watch what happened in the clip below:
Dina responded with the video below:
To date this is the MOST that has been said publicly about the bitter feud that continues to keep the Manzo–Laurita clan at odds. Do you think they will ever be able to make amends?
Move over Tre and Nene, there are two new Housewives trying to impress Donald Trump. Bravo TV‘s The Dish reports that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Brandi Glanville and Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Kenya Moore are going to be on The Apprentice at the same time.
“It’s official! I’ll be on the new season of #CelebrityApprentice and @realDonaldTrump isn’t ready for all this jelly!” Kenya tweeted.
The cross country reality duo will be joined by a cast that includes Vivica A. Fox, Ian Ziering, Geraldo Rivera, and former reality star Kate Gosselin, among many other famous (and infamous) personalities. Will the queen of the goblet and the queen of the scepter get along? Tell us what you think!
Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills‘ Kim Richards has had more downs than ups in recent years and it appears she’s faced with more very serious issues in her life. Rumors that Kim has been battling addiction again have been circling and according to Radar Online, the cause could be related to the declining health of her ex-husband Monty Brinson, the father of 28-year-old daughter Brooke. Richards and Brinson were only married for one year in 1985, but Radar‘s source states that they remained close, so close in fact that Kim could possibly be living with Monty, helping him in his last days. Kim and Monty will be on the new season of RHOBH together at Brooke’s wedding which was filmed over the summer. Brinson, who has terminal cancer, walked Brooke down the aisle in what is already being called an “emotional” episode.
If losing one of her best human friends isn’t enough for the fragile former child star, Kim may also be losing her best friend of the canine variety. Last Saturday her pitbull Kingsley bit sister Kyle Richard‘s 18-year-old daughter Alexia multiple times and left a wound on her hand that needed surgery. In a statement Kim claimed that she had told the girls that her room, where she keeps the dog when company is over, was “off limits” but “the girls” didn’t heed her warning. She went on to say that her family’s safety “always comes first ” but that ” (Kingsley) is my best friend. This is a very difficult decision and time for all of us.” However, according to TMZ, this is not an isolated incident, as a matter of fact it is one of four and that “the dog is no stranger to the L.A. Department of Animal Services.” Although it’s been reported that the dog has attacked 3 others beside Alexia, including a friend of Kim’s whose arm was bit “to the bone”, there won’t be any hearings unless a formal complaint is made. Last season’s RHOBH featured Kim’s story of how hard it had been for her to gain control of Kingsley. What are your thoughts on the dog?
One Beverly Hills lady who is having good luck these days is Lisa Vanderpump, whose spinoff Vanderpump Rules premiered for its third season last week. The restauranteur and reality star triple threat (she’s a former Dancing With the Stars contestant) can now add acting to her growing resume, sort of. Lisa makes a cameo appearance in the first episode of HBO‘s The Comeback opposite Friends alum Lisa Kudrow. She told E! News:
“I was in free fall, but then (Kudrow) kind of carried me…I saw the script and I said, ‘OK, I’m good to go. I’m safe here.”
Oh I hope they sing Smelly Cat ! You can watch The Comeback with Lisa and Lisa on HBO at 10pm on November 9th. RHOBH comes back to Bravo at 9pm on November 18th. You can read about guest blogger Jamie Bertolini‘s encounter with the Vanderpumps on Monday right here on TBB.
Who is the highest paid Housewife? According to The Daily News both Nene Leakes (Real Housewives of Atlanta) and reborn Real Housewife of New York City Bethenny Frankel are getting paid $250,000 an episode, however Nene isn’t happy that there’s another rich bitch on the network. A source told the New York paper that both women want to have the title of highest paid Housewife. Nene feels that she deserves the biggest check since she gave up other projects to continue RHOA, according to the source, which is the highest rated Housewives franchise. Bethenny is set to save the sinking good ship RHONY with her season 7 return. A feat that, if she can pull it off, is worth her weight in gold (make that Nene’s weight, not Bethenny’s.) Personally I’d be happy with $250K for the entire season. Keep that in mind Andy Cohen.
Lastly, Lydia McLaughlin couldn’t cut it as a Real Housewife of Orange County, but maybe she has a future in a revival of the classic My Three Sons! The petite and pixie like Lydia gave birth to her third son on Tuesday, November 4th. Roman Scott joins big brothers Stirling, 5, and Maverick, 3. Though Lydia and husband Doug originally told Us Weekly they were hoping for a girl when they announced the pregnancy last spring, they seem to have adjusted well to the change of plans:
“Baby Roman has captured our hearts and just like that our lives are forever changed. We are so grateful to now be a family of five,” she told US, who she gave the exclusive story too.
May he be blessed with all the bounty you so outwardly gloated about on air Lydia. Tell us, do you miss the McLaughlins on RHOC?
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