Reality Roundup

The former Real Housewives of Orange Couty? Credit: US Magazine  Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

The former Real Housewives of Orange County? Credit: US Magazine
Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Hello folks. Housewife Guy Brent is off this weekend so little old me will try and fill his big awesome shoes.

There’s a lot of juice coming from the OC this week. Our first story is an exclusive nugget I heard from a source close to the Real Housewives of Orange County. Many of you have been asking me about the casting rumors and I did a little digging for you. According to what I’ve been told Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino are indeed axed for the next season…at least for now. “Alexis is very very upset” my source says, but goes on to tell me that it is Gretchen who is really distraught:

Yup, so far it’s true,” my source replied when asked if Gretchen really has a pink slip to match her pink lipgloss. “She was told if anyone drops out during negotiations she will get an offer. They asked her to film an exit interview. She is begging them from what I heard.” 

Alexis may have been too busy dodging rumors about an FBI raid on her home to worry too much about RHOC. On Thursday she spoke to E! News about the fabricated story:

“Today there was a posting on a gossip website stating that we were raided by law enforcement.  It is an outright lie. Being the subject of false statements and gossip is, unfortunately, one of the drawbacks of being in the public eye. We are demanding a retraction and expect the posting to be retracted because the statement is completely false.”

I tried to find the site and original report but came up empty handed. If anyone has a link feel free to share. However it seems there will be no Real Housewives of Orange Jumpsuits for now…at least not in Orange County.

Let’s move from Orange County to the RHOC’s neighbors in Beverly Hills. On Thursday E! News had a little chat with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Kyle Richards who revealed a little of the upcoming season. When asked about her new costars Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia the former child actress and aunt to Paris Hilton had this to say:

“I actually met both of them at a party that I had, and let’s just say that one of them I get along with very well and one…not so much. Joyce I found to be outgoing and bubbly and kind and I really connected with her. We’re both happily married and have little children. I just really adored her. And Carlton, um…I want to say, dark? A litttle dark.”

I tweeted with Carlton earlier this week and she seemed very friendly. Either way, we know there will be plenty of fireworks to light up any darkness on the new season. Richards also said she’s changed her opinion on former nemesis Brandi Glanville, “I think I love her,” she said.  The new season of RHOBH premieres  on November 4th.

One former RHOBH star seems to be enjoying both her divorce from the show and her husband. Apparently Adrienne Maloof is taking her cougar status to a new level. After breaking up with 32-year-old Sean Stewart, son of legendary rocker turned American classics crooner Rod Stewart, she is now dating 24-year-old Anheuser-Busch heir Jacob Busch. I have stuff in my closet older than this guy! The 52-year-old told Extra, “He’s a lovely person. Both our families have been in the spirits business for a long time, so he seems very familiar to me and comfortable. He’s a cool guy.”

If that doesn’t sound like a romance is happening then consider this. On Tuesday the duo was spotted making out at Star Magazine’s Scene Stealers event at Hollywood’s Roosevelt Hotel. Sounds like they were the “scene stealers” that night. I sure hope any work Maloof’s former husband Dr. Paul Nassif did on her holds up for the long haul.

Speaking of Dr. Nassif, Rumor Fix reported this week that the former RHOBH househusband will be joining forces with RHOC’s Dr. Terry Dubrow to star in a new show on E! on which surgeons correct botched procedures on real people. Dr. Dubrow is a reality TV veteran who, in addition to RHOC, has been on The Swan  and Bridalplasty both plastic surgery makeover shows.

A few months ago I had heard from a local friend of mine that my own celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Fiorillo was also going to be involved in a new show with the same premise. I’m wondering if this can be it! I’ll be sure to do some digging at my next appointment! Either way  I spoke to Dr. Dubrow for an hour with last minute questions before my own recent surgery as my doctor was on vacation at the time. I have to say he was lovely. I would definitely watch!

There’s a great story this week from Alex McCord. The former Real Housewives of New York City star said she indeed was asked by a Bethenny  producer to appear on the ratings handicapped talk show. Reports stated that both McCord and Jill Zarin were offered $400 to appear on Bethenny Frankel’s show. Reports say Frankel was stunned by the rejection, but it sounds like the rejectors were more insulted than she was stunned. In a YouTube video for The Stir McCord states that the offer was “laughable”  and “less than union scale.” Watch the video here where the story is in the last two minutes.

Finally in New Jersey the latest controversy surrounds Melissa Gorga’s new book. Critics say that Love Italian Style sets women back and promotes submission. The strongest critics go as far as using the term marital rape. Melissa, who recently appeared with husband Joe Gorga on the Wendy Williams show has been refuting the comments. I have a Melissa event on my October calendar, I’ll be asking her about it then so stay tuned.

Have an opinion on this week’s Reality Roundup? Tell us is Adrienne robbing too many cradles? Would you watch another celebrity plastic surgeon show? Should Alex and Jill appear on Bethenny? Did you read Melissa’s book? Comment below! Your email will never be shared or sold!

Reality Roundup

Sheree will be staring in the upcoming movie, “Scary Movie 5”. (Source: Getty Images)

Who gon’ stalk me, boo? Prior to Sheree Whitfield‘s departure from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, the ShebySheree fashion designer was in the midst of building her mega-million-dollar-mansion, Chateau Sheree despite her financial trouble. As we reported last week, the single mother of three filed a Petition for Stalking Temporary Protective Order against the popular Atlanta blogger TamaraTattles. Sheree claimed that the blogger violated her privacy after taking pictures of Chateau Sheree without proper consent.

Now, Tamara is reporting all that went down inside the courtroom on the day of the hearing.

“Sheree testified that she was afraid for her life,” Tamara wrote. “She stated that I was parked outside her property at all hours of the day and night. Under questioning, she was unable to state any time that I had threatened her or harassed her. She admitted that she was not the property owner.”

In the end, “The judge ruled that there was nothing to support a stalking protective order. Her request was denied.”

Rumor has it that Sheree is seeking TPOs against two other Atlanta-based bloggers as well. How is she going to pay off all those legal fees?! Maybe Sheree can borrow some money from newcomer Kenya Moore!

Kenya’s Booty Boot Camp workout DVD hit stores on March 5th and is reeling in some dough for the former Miss USA. The DVD, which will make your body (and your booty) Gone-With-The-Wind Fabulous, is currently ranked number 44 on Amazon’s list of top selling Exercise and Fitness DVDs: outselling Phaedra Parks’s Phine Body DVD ranked at number 3,545. Ouch!

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The Beverly Hills casting drama continues….

We won’t be seeing Penny Lancaster on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills next season! Penny has turned down the offer to appear on RHOBH, according to her husband Rod Stewart.

“She doesn’t want to do that sort of thing,” Rod told TMZ. “She’s just happy being a mom,” he added.

Penny was a possible candidate to replace RHOBH stars, Adrienne Maloof and Camille Grammer after they announced their departure earlier this month. Other possible replacements include former Extra co-host Dayna Devon, and familiar face, Faye Resnick.

Lisa Hochstein locks lips with her husband at the RHOM Season 2 Launch Party. (Source: BravoTV.com)

The Real Housewives of Miami star Lisa Hochstein and her husband Dr. Leonard Hochstein are finally able to begin work on their Star Island home. The couple bought a historic home at a foreclosure auction for $7.6 million just a few months ago. However, as we reported a few weeks back, the couple’s plans to demolish the home and re-build were put on hold after the Historic Preservation Board of Miami Beach deemed the home a “Historical Landmark.”

Nevertheless, the Hochsteins’ plans to build a new 14,000 square foot mansion to replace the 1924 house has been approved! However, before the wrecking balls are called in, The Hochsteins still need to get building permits — first to build the new house, and then to demolish the old one.

Some of Lisa Vanderpump‘s co-stars aren’t supporting her new gig on Dancing with the Stars.

Although Lisa previously said she had received well-wishes from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills costars, Brandi Glanville and Kyle Richards, Lisa has since told Extra that some of the other women aren’t as supportive.

“Some of them are… say 50/50, let’s put it that way. You know who’s supportive,” Lisa said. Lisa is the first housewife of any city to join the official DWTS cast, and all drama aside, Lisa’s moves may win her the mirror ball trophy!

“She’s doing great,” Lisa’s partner Gleb Savchenko told Mario Lopez.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes is thankful to the Beverly Hills Police Department after an on-duty officer helped save her dog, Playa. While running errands with her ex-husband turned fiancée, Gregg her adorable little yorkie got locked in their car!

“He (Gregg) was sitting at a meter that had expired,” NeNe explained to Cambio, “so he got out of the car to put a quarter in. He left the car running, and Playa jumped up and pressed the lock button!”

Luckily, a Beverly Hills Police Officer was able to help NeNe and Gregg unlock their car and Playa was safe.

“Playa was just looking at us like, ‘What is wrong with y’all?” she joked.

Does the world really need another New Jersey based Reality Show? The answer to that question is, OF COURSE! The Real Girls Of The Bada-Bing is an all new show that will follow the lives of strippers who work at Satin Dolls, a club featured on The Sopranos.

To make things even wilder, The Real Housewives of New Jersey guest-star, Kim “Kim G” Granatell will be featured on the series as the girls’ role model! Did you just die a little? I did…

The network airing the series has not yet been confirmed, but our guess is that it is NOT going to be Bravo.

The Real Housewives of Orange County will get a 100th Episode Special on Bravo this spring!

While some viewers can argue that 101 episodes of the series have aired so far, if you exclude the reunions there have only been 91! Debuting back in March of 2006, the series is currently in its eighth season set to premiere on April 1st, 2013.

No word yet as to when the 100th Episode special will air; however, we guess it will be mid-season eight!

Teresa Giudice (left) and Jacqueline Laurita (right) on the set of the season one reunion of RHONJ. (Source: Bravo)

It is no secret that The Real Housewives have their fair share of financial trouble. But this one comes as a surprise to us! The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and friend of TBBReality, Jacqueline Laurita, allegedly owes over $300,000 in back taxes! Yikes!

According to TMZ, the NJ Division of Taxation filed a tax lien against Laurita earlier this year for exactly $338,337.05.

The documents do not specify which year(s) the debt was accumulated: however, if she does not pay-up soon, the state may go after her assets!

Jacqueline isn’t the first Jersey housewife to accumulate debt. In fact, Jac’s debt is pocket change compared to the $11 Million bankruptcy filed by RHONJ co-star Teresa Giudice back in 2010.

Despite her financial woe, Teresa was dubbed the favorite Real Housewife of ALL the cities in an online contest via the official Ryan Seacrest website. Do you agree? Who is YOUR favorite real housewife? Tell us in the comment section below!