Housewife Gossip by NoMoreDrama
The Real Housewives of New York DO have new products to hawk. Holy cow, the inside source on Real Housewives of New York (the source we made fun of yesterday) was right about a few things at least. LeAnn de Lesseps has a deal with QVC. She tweeted this: “Just got word that I will be on QVC in May with my new tabletop collection! Cant wait! More details to follow”
And Carole Radziwill has a NEW book to promote, and she’s like us to believe it’s the talk of the town. She’s been tweeting spoof photos like this, and this, and this, to promote the The Madcap Tales of My Year on The Real Housewives of New York. I headed to Amazon to check it out and found it out of stock. Good thing because it turns out it’s just a compilation of her Bravo blogs from her first season on the show. Interesting idea. I suppose as a best-selling author she’s bound to sell quite a few copies. Not to us of course, who know where to find the blogs online – or even the blogs blogged by RamonaCoaster – but I’m sure there are a lot of people who watch the show that don’t even know about the cast blogs.
Speaking about hawking goods. Phaedra Parks‘ “Donkey Bootie” Phine Body workout video has quickly become a best seller – 18th on Amazon’s list of exercise and fitness videos. Trainers from the Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper have nine of the spots above her (8 of them for Jillian’s various workouts.
NeNe Leakes is looking for an over the top, fairy tale wedding (according to an E-online interview) when she ties the knot (again) with Gregg Leakes. Deep sigh. I sure hope it will be filmed, because – well – it seems so contrived – and I’ve always had a soft spot for NeNe and Gregg but … If this were anyone else I could see NeNe in a talking head interview saying, “Really? You want a fairy tale wedding to the guy you just divorced? Really now?” But at the same time it could make a fun story arc to watch – she’s rich now and she’s got a lot of Hollywood friends. I doubt she’ll have porta-potty drama like her ex-friend Kim Zolciak.
Speaking of Kim Zolciak. Filming for her spinoff “Don’t be Tardy” has wrapped for the season – perhaps wrapping with the end of the Falcon’s run to the Superbowl. I’ve got to admit I haven’t missed Kim on the Real Housewives of Atlanta. It sounds like she was pretty happy with her crew this year, at least based on her tweets. Here’s a few: “I can’t believe the shows a wrap! We had an incredible season with incredible producers! I’m so flippin grateful!!”, “:( saying good bye to our film crew sucks!!!!!!!”. Asked – are you tearing up? She responded: “Yes! My whole family is! We had the best film crew ever! They r part of our fam!”
Bulldog is Melissa’s ex who was outed by a Famewhorgas blog last week, and has been active on twitter since then. Highlighting some of his tweets is becoming a daily feature. Someone please pay this man for his story and put us out of our misery.
First he’s playing the victim ….
“So I hear the new attack on me will be that I am “mentally disabled”cause of my surgery if I speak lol that I don’t know what I’m saying”
“Now your doctors to right!? Teacher,singer,stripped,actress.. C’mon give it a rest already & define “cokehead” people suffer from addiction”
Addiction is also not something to attack people on.So sad!For the record I live a sober life Today by my own choice!
Funny how all the plotting yas do is behind closed doors and very quietly public now. Hmmm funny.. Still 10 steps ahead..” 😜
Some calls for support/sympathy
“They just don’t get it to leave me alone. I told u I would bring it if challenged lol & I haven’t even started yet. Ya hamsters..
I guess it’s coming out after a year of dealing with this BS that I tried so hard to avoid. I turned people away & changed my number 3times
YOU CANNOT BRING ME DOWN!!!”
Twitter love …
Just when I thought I couldn’t receive anymore warmth from my family,friends,drs,church’s, my town. Now twitter who are now my friends 🙏TY
Imagine if all of us good people got together.. We could easily out to the bad ones.. 👊 😉
A little smack talk ..
Oh wait I’m mentally unstable though the hamsters said lol looks like there in panic mode
What’s a matter awfully quiet when people are able to see what yas say about me. Cat got ya tongues!?
The Fighter in me,will always Be! Never will go away… Guess you took my kindness for weakness.”
The bombshell teaser???
(Really, if this is where it’s going no one will care. So he was cheating on her and she gave him an ultimatum, and then she moved on. My guess is he wants to rattle her cage. I hope she’s told the truth to Joey because he’s the only one that she needs to explain things to IMO).
“I remember the Friday nite u said 2me stop seeing other girls or I will marry that millionaire.3months Lata you were married Lol shallistart”
A little positive reinforcement from his twitter buddies and then …
“She might have 500k + followers to my 1,093 but at least my followers know who their following BOOM 💣⚡ lol 👊
They’re being quiet now Please throw out more rose petals for me so I can keeping coming forward..”
And starting again this morning ….
“I get it your sisters have your back, I have a sister 2&we would die for each other but when 1of us are wrong we don’t cosign each others BS”
What’s a matter is your ship sinking??”
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Cast Blogs by Stars99
“This season has been particularly difficult for me. I think all of you know that I am NOT the biggest fan of drama.”
[Involuntarily spits Diet Dr. Pepper all over my computer screen… Adrienne, you’ve got to give me some kind of a warning before making such outlandish statements whilst I’m drinking – it’s only polite.] Really, Adrienne? Do you really not see that so often you are the cause of drama? Or is it that you just don’t like drama in which you’re not in control? Or I suppose I could read you’re “not the biggest fan of drama” to mean that Kyle is actually the biggest fan of drama, and that you come in a close second… Adrienne goes on to talk about how people are comparing the disagreement between Russell and Camille with her disagreement with Brandi – [Well, I for one, would NEVER compare the two… oh wait… ummm… nevermind…] – and that she points out that one key difference is the involvement of “my innocent loved ones who were never supposed to be part of the drama.”
“With Russell and Camille all parties involved were adults and capable of defending themselves. Any mother would agree that protecting young children is of the utmost importance. I still believe that friends don’t sue friends but Brandi has made it abundantly clear that she is not my friend.”
Adrienne you do make a good point – if the secret – [insert gratuitous gasp here] was indeed that you guys used a surrogate. However, on what freakin’ planet do you live that someone saying that you used a surrogate constitutes what Paul described as, “defamatory” and you assert that it was, “character assassination” and worthy of a “fat old lawsuit?” Because on the planet where I live, surrogacy is just so 80’s… I mean, it really is very commonplace now – how is it even a thing? Especially here in California… If, in fact, the surrogacy is the big freakin’ secret [and yes, I still do NOT believe for a moment that it’s actually the big secret for the very reasons described herein…]… do you not see that you making a big deal about it is actually making a bigger deal about it than it needed to be? We have all kinds of families these days… aren’t we really way beyond the “Who’s your daddy?” stage of things? Cuz many families have two mommies or two daddies, blended families with kids from other marriages or relationships [hello, can you say, “Brady Bunch”], families with mixes of adopted and foster kids [hello, Brangelina], etc. but I digress… While divulging this information to your kids should have been your decision – but with surrogacy, there are a bazillion people who had to have known about it – since ummm… you weren’t actually pregnant. Even if you weren’t on a reality show – I can’t believe you’re ignorant enough not to think that it would come out at some point – given the notoriety of the Maloof family. I’m adopted… I’ve always known… I never remember having a huge sit down discussion with my parents about it – I just have always known. In our photograph album… there is a cartoon announcement that says something like, “our package arrived” that announced my birth and my adoption date. I can only remember one time when I was hassled about it by the neighborhood kids… and I said something like, “Hey, at least my parents picked me out of hundreds of other babies… your parents were just stuck with you.”… lololol… it kind of shut them up – and the kids weren’t even saying anything that bad – only that they didn’t believe that I was adopted because I looked so much like my dad and my brother, who was also adopted, looked so much like my mom. The moral to this tangent, Adrienne, is that you could have said something to your kids like, “Your dad and I wanted you to be part of our family so much that we went to great lengths to be able to have you. While my body wasn’t physically able to have a baby – we found someone who was able to help us. You are our treasure and our joy – and we would do anything, absolutely ANYTHING to have you in our lives and you are the best thing that happened to us.” But no, instead you have to treat surrogacy like a gossipy scandalous secret not to be ever whispered. Give me a freakin’ break.
“This week I am happy that Mauricio and Brandi were able to end on a better note. Although Mauricio feels strongly about this situation, ultimately he wants to see some resolution for Adrienne, Brandi, and our group of friends.”
Oh Kyle, things aren’t ever going to be resolved as long as you’re around to stir the pot.
“I don’t like seeing Ken and Mauricio disagree but there are some things in life that we just can’t always agree upon with our friends. We have to agree to disagree.”
I could not agree with you more.
“Since Lisa and Adrienne are not speaking, it’s easy for Lisa to take Brandi’s side. Mauricio and I have known Paul and Adrienne longer and are obviously closer with them. However, this was a matter of principal.”
Kyle – You are subtly implying that Lisa invoked a 3rd grade schoolyard rule that if you’re in a fight with someone – then they’re a poopyface and therefore they’re always wrong. We’ve seen over and over again that Lisa agrees that it was wrong for Brandi to say what she said when she said it – just how many times does she really have to say that? Your statement is a vain attempt to elevate yourself above Lisa by stating that you and Mauricio are landing on the side of “princiPLE” rather than friendship in this argument. Honestly, I could pick this apart by actually using your own words, but I won’t – because I got distracted. Instead, as a member of the grammar police that polices everyone else’s writings but my own… I must point out that you actually used the wrong “principal”… Kyle, honey, a good way to remember the difference between “principal” and “principle”… is that a principal is your PAL. I learned that in 5th grade. Thank you, Miss Block. In all fairness, though – Kyle, I really do appreciate that you write your own blog. The last thing you need is for a silly blogger who makes more than enough mistakes of her own to call you out on your grammar – but I just couldn’t help myself. I’m sick. At least we know your blogs are written by you and not by someone else.
“Regardless of who is friends with who, I could see that Brandi felt bad and I didn’t want this to keep coming up over and over again. Brandi was saying she tried calling Adrienne to apologize and Adrienne was saying she wished Brandi would reach out to her. Very confusing.”
Yeah, someone is lying. It’s entirely possible that Brandi tried to call Adrienne a couple of times before she received the letter from Adrienne’s attorney– and now she really can’t call again after talking to her own lawyer. But – I can’t prove that – although, phone records would… lol… The piece that we know is true – is that when Adrienne told you she wished Brandi would reach out to her was AFTER she ordered her lawyer to send Brandi the letter threatening a lawsuit. How delusional is it to criticize someone for not contacting you directly after receiving a letter like that? Brandi’s attorney is talking to Adrienne’s attorney. It’s as simple as that.
“We have all, including Brandi, acknowledged the fact that this issue should never have been aired, but let us not forget, it was out of frustration. It was never “character assassination” as Adrienne said. That term is used far too freely. It was a truthful statement that should not have been exposed, but it was a result of some deep and unresolved issues between them.”
It doesn’t seem like Adrienne was actively frustrating Brandi when she blurted out the secret – because Adrienne was not actually with the group at the tasting when the secret was spilled. Kyle was prodding Brandi to come clean about the issues she had with Adrienne – you know Kyle, the highly principaled one who never gossips… (lol… I know, it’s principled – but I just couldn’t help myself. I’m a vewy bad lil blogger.).
“Ironically it appears that many who witnessed the fiasco at Mauricio’s event have conveniently forgotten the barrage of insults thrown at Brandi, calling her a drug addict and neglectful mother!?! (Which in my opinion were much closer to an assassination of her character.) They were all present witnessing that. I wasn’t there, and have only seen this recently. . .how one-sided can this be? Yolanda states that the men should keep out of it, but I don’t think for one minute if I was alone and under pressure, like Brandi was at that time, that David would sit back. I am positive he would defend me. That is the only involvement Ken had.”
Yeah… I really don’t get how divulging that someone used a surrogate could possibly be categorized in anyone’s mind as defamation or assassination of character, yet calling someone a drug addict and a neglectful mother isn’t… According to the legal-dictionary.freedictionary.com the definition of “defamation of character” is as follows: “Any intentional false communication, either written or spoken, that harms a person’s reputation; decreases the respect, regard, or confidence in which a person is held; or induces disparaging, hostile, or disagreeable opinions or feelings against a person.” In addition, according to the same source, “character assassination” or actually it reroutes you to the term, “slander” is defined as follows: “Oral defamation, in which someone tells one or more persons an untruth about another which untruth will harm the reputation of the person defamed. Slander is a civil wrong (tort) and can be the basis for a lawsuit.” So just how does surrogacy fit either of these definitions?… Ummm… well, ya’ll can be the judge.
“We certainly of late have seen a different side of Mauricio and, like Faye, he seems quick in attacking Brandi. She becomes increasingly frustrated in her attempt to defend herself, also smarting from the fact that she was the recipient of a costly legal letter that she could ill afford.”
Yeah… Brandi doesn’t verbally do well when she’s cornered and under attack. It actually kind of surprises me – since in many other ways she’s so quick with her words. She had just gotten the letter, spent what was it, $2,000 on an attorney – and was probably told not to even talk about the situation from that point forward. She should have just said she was advised not to talk about it with anyone… and moved the conversation along…
“She becomes exasperated, then her language goes south and then that is all the ammunition that some need in order to criticize her. I agree with Marisa (who at this point I really don’t know) wholeheartedly. It should stay between the two of them. I was resolute in the fact that when I had my issue with Adrienne I preferred to deal with her directly.”
“I hated the conversation between Taylor and Camille, so inappropriate to discuss the marriage between David and his ex-wife, with Taylor saying she knew things about that. I know Yolanda and David to have a healthy, wonderful marriage. . .Enough said.”
Taylor was so danged catty – and it’s unnerving that it seems like Camille and Taylor have become besties.
“Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great Monday. I am writing to you from London. Dean and I are here for a special memorial screening in honor of his late father Richard and it is really wonderful to see how beloved he was all over the world. It makes me remember those words of wisdom about the importance of not forgetting those who you love because when they are gone it is too late.”
Love them while you have them.
“When tonight’s episode opened with the dinner I had to cringe. I am over this fight and everyone needs to just let Brandi and Adrienne deal with it, enough already! When Adrienne and Paul went to Kyle and Maricio’s home I knew we hadn’t heard the last of it. Sadly, this is not the last you have heard of this fight.”
We’re all over it. And now, you tell us that there’s STILL some more to come? Oholynightthestarsarebrightlyshining… say it ain’t so!
“Now on to the dinner with Brandi, my brother, Dean, and I. I really enjoy Brandi, but at that point we didn’t know each other well and she still doesn’t totally get me. So when I said that Dean wasn’t my type she felt it was a insult to my husband. Brandi is right, it was disrespectful. Sometimes my mouth speaks before my brain thinks but that’s me. Dean actually finds this to be an endearing, amusing and bemusing quality of mine. But you would have to know us to to know this. Brandi went on to make further assessments about my relationship with Dean which I would suggest in the future she keep to herself. In this instance though, I gave her the ammunition to fire and she did! Lesson learned.”
Okay, first of all, Marisa – you’re never going to be able to qualify to be a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills – cuz Rule #18 is that you should never acknowledge when you’re wrong. When you said, “Brandi is right, it was disrespectful” you clearly must have been under the influence of alcohol or something. And then you have the nerve to further self-disclose that your mouth speaks before your brain thinks…you’re just never gonna make it with these girls… lolol… Brandi went way too far in her snap assessments of your marriage – I kinda think she knows you have a great husband and she thinks that you should really appreciate him more – since at this point it’s something missing from her own life.
“I was excited to go to the art gallery with the girls and thought it would be a great way to get to know them all better. It turned out to be our first low key night together which was nice for a change. Taylor and I spoke about life and marriage. I explained to her that I feel a woman doesn’t really know what she wants out of life or who she really is until she’s about 30-something. I also feel that I did get married too young. While I’m sure these statements will be misconstrued, I do feel they are valid points about myself. I married and had kids at an early age because that’s all I wanted at the time. Dean, Jack, and Darryl will always be my priority but my happiness I realized was not complete without a measure of independence and success that only I was responsible for.”
I have friends who feel the same way – they were married so young that they never really had the chance to experience things in the same way that single people do when in their 20s. However, I usually encourage them to consider exactly what they missed – Ummm…. Not too much, really. The grass is always greener… no matter how much we have… we just want more for some reason.
“Seeing everyone fighting at dinner brings up feelings of sadness for me.”
Really? I think it actually brings out the cattiness in you.
“Everyone has strong opinions of the Adrienne/Paul/Brandi fight. I have never seen Mauricio upset, and I know that he must have very strong feelings to be so expressive. The whole explosion did happen at his event and that was not the place and time. He is a calm, level-headed man and a fabulous father, husband, and friend. He and Ken have a great relationship and the two of them disagreeing is so unusual. The whole issue is toxic for our group as a whole and I just wanted it to be over. We haven’t had an enjoyable evening is so long and we certainly need one.”
They should all stop fighting because you want an enjoyable evening, dagnabit.
“Kyle is in a difficult position trying to be friendly with both Adrienne and Brandi. I know how challenging being in the middle can be and I feel for her.”
Yes, because being friends with just one person challenge enough for you, Taylor.
Yolanda H. Foster
“We’ve already discussed the dinner at the Moroccan restaurant in details. I believe we are all entitled to our opinion. I like Mauricio. He is a nice man with good principles and speaks with conviction. I am just not sure he knows Brandi’s side of the story as well as Adrienne’s.”
He doesn’t care about Brandi’s side – she’s not likely to be the source of a commission check for him.
“Kyle, on the other hand, does know every detail of every story that goes on in this group. She never seems to take a strong position on anything or stand behind one particular person but rather tries to be everybody’s best friend, which we know is impossible; we only have time for a handful of true friendships in our lives.”
It was cracking me up how Mauricio is so appalled at gossiping – and yet Kyle is the one who is continually asking probing questions to extract gossipy kinds of information. Kyle also gets a gold star for sharing well with others – cuz she does… often…
“It appears that Kyle and Mauricio are very close to the Maloofs and I respect that, but Adrienne’s words just don’t hold a lot of value to me. She says she would appreciate an apology from Brandi but in the meantime does not answer her calls and has her lawyers fighting her fight.”
It doesn’t make sense to us, either.
“Her choice of using her power and money to intimidate another woman just does not sit right with me. Brandi’s statement was extremely private and very personal — but in no way a character assassination. Anyway, it’s time to move on, this subject is old. . .remember today’s news wraps tomorrow’s fish.”
Laffs and steals the quote, “Today’s news wraps tomorrow’s fish.” I love it.
“When you take a step back, it’s quite interesting to see Taylor’s conversation with Camille. First of all, she does not know me from Adam. And second of all, she has never made an attempt to get to know me but rather gave me a cold shoulder and a bunch of attitude from the day I first came into this group.”
Eh… consider the source and ignore her. We do.
“So for her to sit there and make a statement about my life and me is just ludicrous. If she had any interest at all, she could have read my bio online and know that my life has not been all wine and roses. The way she refers to her husband’s passing in such casual conversation is very sad and disheartening to me. But like I have been saying from the beginning, alcohol just doesn’t bring out the best in any of us, especially when you have such deep-rooted hurt and open wounds to deal with.”
Taylor is not interested in anyone else but Taylor. You don’t know her well enough yet… She can twist just about any subject around and center it back on herself.
“When she starts talking about my husband, she really strikes a chord with me; it’s just amazing how poisonous trash talk is. She has only met David once. If she wants to have a little more insight into his marriage with her friend Linda, she might want to actually talk to David in person and get his perspective on their 20 years together. But then again, why would my husband want to discuss his private life with a biased stranger? Regardless, I empathize with Taylor and hope she will find her path to happiness soon.”
Taylor is just cranky cuz David didn’t remember her from when he met her when he was with Linda. Taylor’s irrelevant to him and it makes her cray cray.
“I feel very blessed and privileged to have been given the opportunity to come to America and make my dreams come true so I always try to motivate the people around me to learn English because of the opportunities and freedom it will give them. I believe it’s our obligation to learn the language of the country that has allowed us to live and thrive in.”
Yo, you got a lot of flak for your comments that encouraged the mover guy to learn English. As an immigrant yourself, you have a different platform to speak to this issue than I do. I am just going to shut up now.
“As you know, having a good relationship with your ex takes a lot of persistent strength and effort but I believe it to be essential in order to raise confident and stable children. No matter what went down in the past, you can’t allow your bruised ego to destroy the commitment you made to bringing your children into this world together. At the end of the day, their well-being is all that really matters and the love of both parents is equally important.”
There are some people’s exes who just make this impossible – but you’re absolutely right – the children’s well-being is all that really matters.
“I moved to Santa Barbara and became a single mom when my youngest was 18 months old and the girls were 4 and 5. It was a tough nut to crack, being a single mom, integrating into a new community far away from my family in Holland; definitely not what I had bargained for, but nevertheless the hand that life dealt me.”
Yeah, Taylor – Yo has had such an easy life. [Insert eye roll here.] Yo has made a whole lot of lemonade outta the lemons she’s be handed… heck… she even planted an orchard of them! I think I might be a little too obsessed with her home and her orchard cuz every time I see a lemon I now think of that danged lemon orchard.
“I am the proud mother and the engine of a big unconventional family: My Gigi, Bella, and Anwar, David’s five, my two stepdaughters from Mohamed and David’s two stepsons with Linda. I work hard to keep everyone respected and acknowledged, including the exes and their new partners. For a child, there is nothing more valuable than to see their parents get along.”
Will you graft me into your family, too?
“It gives me great joy and pride to see Mohamed and I interact with the children and like I said, we have always been great working partners. I have tremendous respect for his vision and the magical projects he creates.”
I honestly don’t know how you do it – I didn’t sense any tension or anything from either of you. Gotta say I loved it when he said he wanted you to decorate the rest of the house and you told him he couldn’t afford you. Oh, snap!
“I wish Kyle and Faye luck and prosperity in their new venture. After what went down at Kyle’s dinner, I don’t see the humor in their comments and sense a bit of disrespect. . .Are they really referring to the girls in our group as fake and not real? Mmmm interesting!”
Faye… being disrespectful? I’m s-h-o-c-k-e-d… I love how Yo says, “Interesting” whenever it’s clear she’s disagreeing with something.
“I never met Dean but I have known his parents, the Zanucks, for a long time. They are a wonderful family. I think Marisa is a warm and bubbly addition to the group.”
Yeah, I like Marisa – although I hope I’m wrong that things sour between her and Brandi.
“It seems like Marisa has different plans for Dean’s future but it looks like Dean takes after his dad, who always choose to stay out of the limelight.”
I think you hit the nail on the head.
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Saturday TV Lineup, January 26th by BB
3PM-6PM – U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Pairs Free Skate and Free Dance (NBC)
8PM – U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Short Program and Free Skate (NBC); The Taste (Rerun, ABC); UFC (Fox); Antiques Roadshow (PBS); Mudcats: Down and Dirty (NatGeo); The Incredible Dr. Pol (NatGeoWild);
9PM – Ripper Street (BBC); 48 Hours (CBS); 48 Hours Hard Evidence (TLC); Pit Boss (Anpl); Staten Island Law (OWN); An Idiot Abroad (Science); Deadly Sins (ID); Cyndi Lauper (WE); Celebrity Ghost Stories (Bio); The Incredible Dr. Pol (NatGeoWild);
10PM – 48 Hours (CBS); Downton Abbey (Rerun 10:30 PBS); 48 Hours: Left for Dead (TLC); Pit Bulls and Parolees (Anpl); Six Little McGhees (OWN); Stuff You Should Know (Science); Scorned: Love Kills (ID); Cesar Milan’s Leader of the Pack (NatGeoWild); Boxing (Showtime); NY ER (FitTv); The Graham Norton Show (BBC);
1130PM – Saturday Night Live: Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar (NBC)
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