Kim on Wendy Williams

Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member, Kim Zolciak was a guest on the Wendy Williams Show, and she brought along her fiance/baby daddy, Kroy Biermann.

Burgeoning bump: The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak visited New York City yesterday with boyfriend Kroy BiermannKroy and Kim… Krim???

Wendy asked Kim about the RHOA season finale and Kim said,  “It was a snoozefest, it was really boring, the whole wedding thing.  I just don’t understand the whole thing.”   Funny… that’s what everyone who watched the show thought, too…

Nene’s Goin’ Nutso…

The Real Housewives of Atlanta finished season three, but Nene Leakes isn’t finished attacking Kim Zolciak… this time via twitter.  Nene was tweeting last night during the  RHOA finale and ‘Watch What Happens Live’ that immediately followed the finale.  Andy Cohen’s guests on last night’s WWHL were Kim and her fiance, Kroy Biermann. 

Here are the tweets that were captured by Carla Patton of

Here’s what NeNe had to say during the RHOA finale (toward the end of it.)


Here’s what NeNe started tweeting during Kim and Kroy’s “baby shower” on Watch What Happens Live, which aired right after the finale.


Nene’s tweets continued, and it didn’t even seem to be related to the show, it was just focused on hating Kim and one nice thing about Cynthia’s wedding:
All Kim had to say in response was this:
NOTE:     NeNe is losing it.
Thanks to reader ‘housewifehater’ who brought this to my attention… 

The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Season Three Finale Recap

The Real Housewives of Atanta Season Three finale was a total snooze fest.  This super-sized episode could have been cut to 15 minutes and still have been called super-sized.

Cynthia’s wedding ‘drama’ was drawn out unnecessarily to the nth degree… will she or won’t she?  Does her sister and mother see something that Cynthia doesn’t see?   Is Peter worthy of Cynthia?  Will Cynthia be a runaway bride???  Besides the wedding, there were some loose ends that were tied up on this frail finale…

Ahead of the Curve: Weekly pop culture calendarSheree, Kim and Phaedra… ready for Lawrence’s debut

Lawrence can not only sing, but is a fabulous performer.  Everyone came out to see his debut for “Closet Freak.”  Phaedra, Cynthia, Kandi and her mother, Kim, Nene (draggin’ along big-time scammer Diana Gowins) and Sheree were all there to witness Lawrence sing with one huge eyelash and his little hat cocked on his bald head (was he watching Ongina stylin’ that hat on RuPaul’s Drag Race last season??).

Lawrence and his bugeye lash

That hat is fierce… even if Ongina did it last year…

The wedding ‘drama’ begins two days before the wedding with Cynthia, talking with her sister, Malorie, and her mother, Barbara, about how her finances are depleted. Somehow it is up to Cynthia to come up with $3,000 today for the beverage bill at her wedding venue. On cue, a call comes in from Cynthia’s father and she asks him for the $3,000.  He tells her that he doesn’t have it, but if he hadn’t spent like crazy this month, he would have given her the money, no problem.  Like, come on Dad… didn’t he know that his daughter was getting married!?  Cynthia says that she’s broke ’cause she gave Peter her money for his club.  Cynthia’s mother and sister are not looking too kindly on Peter…

Damn… Dad’s broke, too…

After being away from work for eight weeks, Phaedra has decided that it’s time she gets back to the office.  She’s enlisted her friend Melanie to watch baby Ayden while she’s at work.

Awww…baby Ayden and Phaedra

Phaedra actually looks like her maternal side has kicked in and she gives a little cry as she drives off to litigate for one of her ‘nighttime entertainment’ clients.

Kim goes over to Kandi’s house to talk about the business side of the music biz.  Kandi tells Kim that she’s going on tour with Fantasia (the brilliant Fantasia who told David Letterman that the movie was named after her, not the other way around…)  Kim thinks that as the artist she is entitled to more of the money, but it’s all good, ’cause they’re going to let Kim’s attorney and Kandi’s manager take care of the business side… kiss kiss…  and that takes care of that dangling thread.

Sheree is auditioning for a movie called “If These Hips Could Talk.”  A movie title screaming out for Nene, not Sheree…but I digress… Sheree is surprised when she finds that there are a panel of people who will be watching and critiquing her audition.  One of the panelists gives Sheree some direction (several times) and Sheree gets into a little disagreement with her about how her part should be played.  As a seasoned thespian with an Oscar nomination, Sheree has every right to disagree with the producer of the movie that is going to pay her if she gets the part… yeah, Sheree, you just keep doin’ that and we’ll see you on the big screen… maybe when Dwight goes straight…

Yeah, go ahead and try to act, Sheree…

Nene’s kid, Brice (Bryson) is still living with Nene in her eviction house and Nene has given him a list of his duties for the day.  Brice is under the impression that he can live there forever or at least until he gets on his feet… oh, Brice…Nene is never… oh, wait… camera Nene says that Brice can stay in her house until he gets on his feet.  So much for that 90-day limit on his stay…

Back to Cynthia’s drawn out wedding… it’s the morning of the wedding, and Cynthia’s stylist, Kithe, is putting in his breakfast order in with Cynthia’s mother who is cooking for everyone.  Kithe tells Cynthia that his car is right outside and there is still enough time to run…   Is Cynthia going to listen to Kithe?  Will she show up?  Who will blame her if she leaves Peter at the altar???  What will Cynthia do??  The wedding drama continues…

Cynthia needs some time to herself and walks to a nearby park.  Cynthia’s mother, using her daughter-dar (radar) knows where Cynthia has gone and joins her in the park.  Even though she’s not a fan of her future son-in-law, she tells Cynthia to use her good judgement as a ‘strong, black woman’ to make the decision whether to marry Peter. Really, what does being a ‘strong black woman’ have to do with using your brain or your intuition?  Oh, what will Cynthia decide???  Will she really marry Peter??

That t-shirt is trying to tell you something, Cynthia…

‘Downstairs Gregg’ and ‘Upstairs Nene’ sit down for a meeting about the state of their marriage.  They both agree that being a parent to their son, Brent, is of paramount importance if they go through with a divorce.   Gregg apologizes to Nene about his conversation with the radio DJ that was blasted all over the internet.  Nene isn’t buyin’ any of Gregg’s lame apology, ’cause she’s heard it too many times… Gregg keeps apologizing and Nene just doesn’t want to hear it.  Gregg goes back down to his mancave lair and Nene goes upstairs to her lavish penthouse suite…

Sorry, Nene… now I gotta get back to my mancave downstairs…

Oh, poor Cynthia.. she finds out that pathetic Peter didn’t get the wedding bands.  How are you expected to get married without the wedding bands?  Is this enough to make Cynthia think more about Kithe’s suggestion of running?  Will she really go through with the wedding???  Oh, the drama!

Kim is lying in her bedroom on her chaise and is yelling in her hand mic for Sweetie.  Kim just had her boobs done and she needs Sweetie to help her up from the chaise.  As soon as Kim is vertical, she and Sweetie light up.  Kim is admiring her boob job and insists that… big drag on cig… Sweetie poke them to feel how ‘real’ they are.  ‘Oh, yeah, they’re nice,’…big drag on cig… says Sweetie, agreeing with Kim.   Kim… big drag on cig… is getting ready, with Sweetie’s help, to go to Cynthia’s wedding.  Camera Kim says that Nene had a boob job, too, but not one as nice as hers, ’cause Nene’s boobs are draggin’ and ‘you get what you pay for.’   Kim… big drag on cig… says that she’s taking Kroy to the wedding to officially let everyone know that she and Kroy are a couple.  Kim, even though she loves the it, has taken off Big Poppa’s ring ’cause she’s serious about Kroy.  Kroy shows up; Kim’s daughter’s are very attached to Kroy and Kroy affectionately hugs them. If there was ever someone on RHOA that should run away from a wedding, it’s Kroy… RUN, Kroy, RUN!!!

Getting ready for Cynthia’s wedding..  big drag on cig…

Peter shows up at the dinosaur hall/wedding venue and obviously has been drinking… ’cause he tells the first person that he sees that ‘he’s all f***ed up!’   Cynthia is at the dinosaur hall/wedding venue getting her makeup and hair done, which seems like she’s been doing all day, when the wedding officiator comes back to speak with her.  OMG! Another sign from God… the officiator tells Cynthia that in the state of Georgia you cannot get married without the wedding license…(yeaaaah… I’m pretty sure that’s the way it goes in all 50 states.)  Cynthia says that she last saw the license (which, of course, pathetic Peter was supposed to take care of, but didn’t) on the bulletin board in her house and she needs someone to go over there to retrieve it.  Well, isn’t this somethin’… Cynthia’s, sister and maid of honor, Malorie, and Cynthia’s mother, Barbara, are chatting about whether to give Cynthia the wedding license that is in their possession. After some deliberation, they decide that they want Cynthia to be happy and if marrying Peter (even though they know it’s gonna be a train wreck of a marriage) will make Cynthia happy, then they have to let her know that the license issue has been solved.

At the cocktail party before the wedding, all of the Atlanta housewives are there… Sheree brings Lawrence (wearing another of Ongina’s hats), Phaedra’s with Apollo, Kandi’s solo, Nene (with big-time scammer, Giana Gowins), and Kim is on Kroy’s arm.  Kim really thinks ahead… she brings her own wine to the wedding, ’cause if Cynthia’s having money problems, she knows that the wine isn’t gonna be her premium stuff…

Kim Zolciak and Kroy BiermannKroy and Kim… we’re keeping our fingers crossed for you, Kroy!!!

On to the wedding… finally!  Will Cynthia show up?  Will she actually walk down the aisle? Will she become Mrs. Peter Thomas?  Kim predicts that Cynthia and Peter will last a year and Nene thinks this is a true love story…  but who cares what they think… will Cynthia go through with marrying Peter or will she be a runaway bride???

After everyone takes their seats, the ceremony begins… Peter is escorted down the aisle by his best friend, Valerie, and waits at the altar.  Peter looks up at the top of the winding staircase, which everyone had to carefully navigate down from the cocktail party, and Cynthia isn’t there. There’s a dramatic pause… and then Cynthia appears.  She looks stunning in her platinum silver designer wedding dress and proceeds to manage down those stairs…  now the question isn’t whether she will show up, but… how is she going to maneuver that huge dress down that staircase?  Will she or won’t she trip on her voluminous dress on her way down the stairs?  How is she going to handle her orchid bouquet while stepping gingerly down a hundred steps down to the altar?  Will… she… trip?  Oh, we could only hope… stumbling over her dress and flying down those stairs would have made this super-sized finale worth watching, but no such luck.  Cynthia pulls out her modeling expertise and glides down the stairs.

Cynthia Bailey, 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' Cynthia… no problem with the stairs…  (day-um…)

Peter and Cynthia are finally married… right under a big dinosaur leg… yay!!!  But, if anyone was following the Peter/Cynthia story in real time, we all know that they got married back in July 2010…

Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas… married… finally!

Now all we need for this season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta to be really, really over is for this question to be answered:  will Nene and Dwight make up?  The RHOA producers have saved the best ’til last… the Nene/Dwight storyline was so fierce, so scorching, so anticipated…  Will they ever speak to each other again?  Who will make the first move?  Will Nene do some bus moves on Dwight?? Dwight makes the first advance and asks that Nene speak with him privately.  They go over to a corner of the reception party, and they make up… Dwight even presents Nene with a beautiful orchid stem… which he pulled out from a water filled vase on the wall.   Nene is impressed that Dwight is so thoughtful….

This super-sized RHOA season three finale is over.  Kim and Big Poppa are done.  Kim is happy with Kroy and Kroy with Kim.  Nene and Gregg are still living separately in their house; Nene is considering a move to Los Angeles.  Sheree’s audition apparently went well, as the producers told her that she got the part.  Kandi is optimistic that she will find her life partner; she wants another child. Phaedra is content with her marriage and baby. And… Cynthia and Peter were married.  All those loose ends tied up in a big RHOA finale that could have been cut down to 10 minutes… oh well…

Cynthia and Peter weddingMr. and Mrs. Peter Thomas…

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS Spinoff… Casting Now!!…Evolution Media Looking For Beverly Hills Nannies!!

Now that the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is officially a success, reality show producers are looking for a brand new group of ‘real’ women from Beverly Hills for a ‘documentary style mini-series.’   This time, the show will be shorter and not scripted (spoiler alert the RHOBH is partially scripted).

“A Los Angeles-based reality TV production company is now casting a new documentary-style television show for a MAJOR CABLE network that gives an inside look into 90210′s most FABULOUS moms as they balance demanding personal lives, and their kid’s busy school calendar!

If you a charismatic, affluent mother (25-40), living in Beverly Hills, and are extremely active in your children’s school activities and social events, we want to meet you!

Please email your: name, age, a bit about you, where you live, a current photo(s) and a contact number to”

All of you readers of SH who fit the bill, hurry up and get your info into that email address… and don’t forget to report back!!!

The girls from The Daily Truffle chatted with Adrienne and Paul about their weekend in Sundance, which would have been last weekend:

“We rode home to Los Angeles with Beverly Hills housewife Adrienne Maloof and her husband Paul Nassif who caught us up on their weekend in Sundance. They were at the festival for meetings on Adrienne’s film company Maloof Productions which partnered up with 25/7 productions to produce The Biggest Loser and co-produced the Bad Boys franchise.

Their new projects include a 3D animated skater film and a new project ‘Betrayal of Honor’ (working title) based on a true story about the first day of a cop’s rookie year that catapults the film in an unexpected direction. The script is penned by Doug Richardson (‘Die Hard 2′) s and will be co-produced with Gary Foster, a fraternity brother of Paul’s (FIJI before they lost their charter) from USC. Adrienne and Paul also went to Park City to attend Chef Dance with Kerry Simon.

For those of you who don’t know, Chefdance is private venue that brings in a different chef each night of Sundance. Mimi and Kenny Griswold hosted the night for Kerry and invited friends from L.A. to fly out and join them. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will air part two of the reunion episode this Tuesday on Bravo.”

Real Housewives of New Jersey: Kim Granatell and Tom Murro… Huh?! What!?

I got this email from Tom Murro, the Real Housewives of New Jersey Kim G’s boytoy, also known as the ‘celebrity magnet:’

Thanks for the posts. Thought you would put these to good use. I would be happy to continue sending pics and info providing you keep things positive.

Tom Murro


Well, first, I never requested that he send me anything and, second, I have no idea what he means by ‘keeping things positive.’   Maybe he’s referring to the posts about his relationship with Mrs. Granatell?    (see: and

Tom and KimG have gotten extremely chummy over the past year and a half… more than rumor has it that she gifted him a red Mercedes, flown him to various locations via private aviation, and that he had visited Kim while she was at the Canyon Ranch Spa in Arizona.

KimG appeared on the ‘celebrity magnet’ site in August 2009 and there are numerous photos of just him and with KimG… photos of him driving her car, of them working in her front yard, of them in her house and photos of the two of them acting like ghetto santas at a Payless shoe store in Wayne NJ… but his wife is no where to be found… interesting that these photos not only include a photo of him and his wife, but one of KimG with his wife, too…

Here are photos that were attached to the email:

I have re-posted the photos several times and they keep disappearing… if there are no photos below, click this link:


KimG’s job wit da magnet:

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion, Part I

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion show, Part I, takes place at the historic Millenium Biltmore Hotel in downtown LA… Adrienne, Kim and Camille are seated together, as are Kyle, Taylor and Lisa.  Andy Cohen sits in the king chair placed between the two settees.  Black dresses and silver accessories are the chosen color theme, however; it looks like Kim was left out of that email (as usual) as her dress was dark purple…

Cast members Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, Lisa Vanderpump and Taylor Armstrong.

Andy greets everyone and starts the questions immediately with a question from a viewer:  ‘Ladies, I love you, but the plastic surgery doesn’t make you look young, it makes you look deformed.  Why are you so afraid of showing signs of age and experience?” Obviously, this question was meant for Shana/Taylor, and Lisa is very suprised that Andy looks at her for the answer.  Lisa says that she’s had filler and botox and is very open about that, but no, she has not had surgery.  (Really!?  Shana/Taylor, the platypus, is sitting right next to Lisa… maybe Andy’s wonky eye was really looking at Shana/Taylor…)


Andy points out, that just for the record, Adrienne’s husband, Paul is not Adrienne’s plastic surgeon… Adrienne says that what if something happened with the surgery or what if she and Paul were in an argument the night before…she doesn’t want an eye attached to her forehead…

Screen Shot 2011-01-27 At 9.36.50 Pm… Paul is his own best patient

Andy keeps the intro questions rolling with, “You know how much a Gucci purse is, but do you know how much a gallon of milk is?”   Kyle comes up with the only answer out of this bunch: $3.49 (it’s $3.29)…      (A question that would get them going would have been:  Which is better, Manolos or Loubutins… now there would have been some real smack talkin’ …)

Next is a question for Taylor… “You spent $60,000 for your child’s fourth birthday party. What are you going to do when she turns five?”   Taylor says that she’s going to Kyle’s to play on the swingset (…Taylor seems a little jealous of Kyle’s party). Lisa emphasizes that she was one of the people who thought the cost of Taylor’s party was ridiculous and she would never spend that on a child’s party or for any party.  (Taylor doesn’t take too kindly to Lisa’s remark, but then Taylor seems intimidated by Lisa…)

Lisa’s house is 17,000 square feet and she mentions that she and Ken are looking for something more cozy, but the house was a great house when her kids were there and for visiting relatives.

Andy brings up the size of the New York apartment and Camille blames Kelsey (Camille blaming the divorce…#1) for creating the space issue… Camille says that Kelsey likes his space and told Camille that he wants to spread out and he’s used to having more room than that teeny, tiny, crappy little 3,500 square foot apartment.

Finally, Andy’s done with the light conversation and says that Camille was a real lightning rod the entire season… she was voted the ‘most hated’ housewife EVER… people have been talking about her like crazy and have very aggressive opinions about Camille.  Andy reads a list of words used by others to describe Camille:  passive-agressive, hypocritical, self-absorbed, fake, delusional, insecure, conniving, catty, cruel, manipulative… (he left out repulsive, Hitler-like, ugly, despicible,  rotten, vile, vicious, greedy…) Camille responds by saying that these words are harsh and hurtful and people have only seen a glimpse of the ‘real’ Camille.

Taylor feels that she has to come to Camille’s defense and says that “whomever wrote those specific words, if they said it to her in front of any of us they would have a serious problem on their hands. (Shana/Taylor’s first veiled threat…) We’re all here for each other and these people can sit behind their computers and write negative words about people who seem to live perfect lives, but they don’t know her”… and, Taylor also thinks it’s just cowardly.  (Hey… Shana/Taylor… come meet me behind my computer and say that…)

Andy asks Camille what it is about her that people are reacting to?  Camille says it started with Kyle, then the awful divorce from a beloved TV character (Frasier), who is larger than life that makes people think badly of her. (Camille blaming the divorce…#2) Andy brings up the surrogacy issue by asking if she used surrogates to keep her figure.  Immediately, Camille blames Kyle for saying that she used a surrogate to have a baby.  Kyle looks shocked and says that she never said that.  Camille says that she thought someone told her that Kyle said that on the show.  “My bad,” says Camille and continues with how lucky they were to have modern medical technology to help them with the pregnancy… blah, blah, blah.

Andy asks Camille how she can say she’s so busy when you have so many people working for you?  Oh, that’s a funny one, says Camille… well, she has to do the show, and of course, the divorce takes up her time (Camille blaming the divorce…#3) and oh yeah, that production company of her husbands… (…and don’t forget those 40 cows out back that she has to milk every day at 5 am, and after that she has to get ready for work at FedEx… )

Taylor looks ‘adoringly’ at Camille as she speaks about her misuse of ‘pernicious’ and ‘machiavellian’ and says aside to Kyle, “I’m gonna have to get a dictionary.”  OK, enough about using big words and on to Faye Resnick.  How can Camille call Faye morally corrupt when Camille posed for Playboy?  Camille says that Kyle and Faye were looking at photos of Camille in the back of the limo on the way to the party and that’s why she went off on Faye. Camille explains that she did a movie for Cinemax in her early 20s that was not hardcore porn, but softcore porn and she got upset when she found out that they were looking at the photos of the movie in the limo.   Kyle says, “You have the balls of a burglar to be throwing rocks like that when you live in a glass house.”  (Not sure exactly what Kyle meant by that…what are ‘balls of a burglar?’)

Screen Shot 2011-01-27 At 6.11.41 PmAdrienne, Kim and Camille

On to a video montage of Camille and Kelsey’s marriage… (What is happening?!?!? Camera Camille actually looks like she’s showing genuine emotion…)

Screen Shot 2011-01-27 At 8.17.05 PmAAAWWWWWWW…..

While the montage is playing, camera Adrienne is shown crying (…she’s sobbing so hard that her chandelier earrings are causing an earthquake) and afterward explains that she and Paul have been friends with Camille and Kelsey and said they were such a good couple and she felt a lot of sadness for Camille.  Lisa says this show is real life and Camille was caught at a difficult time.  Camille thinks that maybe the pressure of knowing her marriage was fizzling out (Camile blaming divorce… #4) was why she was distant from the rest of the girls.  Camille says that she and Kelsey don’t speak, but that she’s lost friends/gained others and goes on to say how important women are in her life and how they’ve rallied around her during this time.

Camille answers Andy’s question about a prenup (she doesn’t have one) and Andy asks… if you get $50 million, what will you do the rest of your life?  Camille says it’s sizable but it’s obnoxious to talk about it.  Kelsey won’t have a prenup with his bride-to-be and Lisa says it won’t matter because he won’t have any money left anyway… (good thing Camille got to him first…)

Andy asks Camille about her supposed sex tape; Camille says there is no sex tape… Taylor butts in and says there’s something about married people over 40 and a sex tape… Taylor says that she would have to pay people to buy her sex tape.  (You are correct, Taylor… you would have to pay people lots and lots of money!)

Camille is asked about a second season and although everyone knows that she’s signed on for season two, she says that we’ll have to wait and see…  Andy brings up Taylor and Kim’s relationship and the montage of their season-long spat begins…

Andy wants to sort out what was said at the dinner in NY and why Taylor said “I’m about to take you out back and pull some Oklahoma on your ass…,” which starts Taylor giggling… (Taylor is the only person in the room who finds this amusing.) When Andy asks Taylor for the definition of  “I’m about to take you out back and pull some Oklahoma on your ass…”, Taylor says that she has no idea what ‘pulling Oklahoma on your ass’ means.  (On Shana/Taylor’s to do list:  buy dictionary…) Kim calls Taylor out for being the spokesperson for domestic violence, yet threatening Kim at the dinner… Taylor looks condescendingly at Kim and says, “yeah, that’s exactly what I did’ and ‘it was a joke.’  Kim says ‘All I could think of was here’s this girl who’s involved in domestic violence and all of a sudden “Miss I Don’t Like Violence” is going to take me out back in New York and she’s gonna take me out back and throw me around out back where the dumpsters are.  Taylor, still looking with disdain at Kim says, “Yeah, that’s exactly what I did.”  Kim asks Taylor, “OMG! Where did that come from?”  Taylor:  “It was kind of a joke, Kim, and I  don’t appreciate you bringing my charity into it… wink.”  Kim reminds Taylor again of what she said and Taylor responds, “Don’t bring up my charity, (adds a finger wave) don’t bring up my charity.” (second veiled threat by Shana/Taylor…  and Kim never mentioned Shana/Taylor’s charity…nice diversion try, Shana/Taylor) Kim says that Taylor, being the role-model for her domestic violence charity, was ‘quick to go there’.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion – Watch “explosive” spoiler clips!Lisa and Shana/Taylor

Andy asks Taylor why she was so quick to threaten Kim.  Taylor looks at Andy and says, “I mean, sincerely, do you really think I was threatening her?  I don’t even know what ‘Oklahoma’ means (Shana/Taylor should now think of a dictionary as a great investment… ) and… she needs to learn some manners (what!?) so we needed to go outside… and I’ve never laid a hand on anyone in my entire life and my charity means everything to me, so if that was taken in a way that makes it seem as though I’m a violent person then I, you know, I misspoke, but certainly never been in a fight in my life, so…”

Kim says, “I just thought it was odd that for somebody that’s so sensitive to that subject… you know, about physical…”  as Kim is still talking, Taylor says in an aside to Kyle:   “Should we speak about her state of mind at that table?  ‘Cause she’s about to take me there…”   Andy catches Taylor mumbling and asks what Taylor was saying.   Taylor looks right at Kim, not at Andy, and asks, “Do we want to talk about your frame of mind or shall we skip that?”  Kim says that “we should talk about everyone’s frame of mind while we were sitting there.”  Taylor slips back into her condescending disdainful monotone and says to Kim, “Just… just tread softly.” (Shana/Taylor’s third veiled threat…) Taylor:  “Moving on…”  Andy asks Taylor what she means and Taylor says, “We’ll reserve that for later on in the conversation.”

Screen Shot 2011-01-27 At 8.56.42 PmLet’s go ‘all Oklahoma’ on your sister, Kyle…

Andy says to Kim, “You look like you were ready to pull some Westlake Village on her ass…”  Kim says, “No, I was just… I just didn’t want to be involved in any of the drama and I’m sitting again in the middle of the hot seat and then she and I…”  Taylor butts in and says, “you wanted to be in the middle of the drama with me, but you didn’t want to be in the drama of protecting your sister… that’s the drama you wanted to be involved in… drama with ME not drama to protect Kyle… so just keep it straight…” (…or what, Shana/Taylor???… her fourth veiled threat) Kim just nods her head.

Kyle, Shana/Taylor and Lisa

Andy asks Kim:  “At Taylor’s birthday party you said that Kyle was ‘faked out’ by who Taylor really is… who do you think she really is?”  Kim says that Taylor is “a chameleon and that she doesn’t really have a commitment to anybody… if she’s with Lisa, she’s with Lisa, if she’s with Camille, she’s with Camille.”  Taylor says she tries to be friends and neutral with everyone and she’s a ‘people pleaser’ and that’s what it’s like when you’re in a group of friends and she tries to be friends with everyone and she doesn’t know if that’s a bad thing…”I’m confused.”  Andy says that Shana/Taylor’s just saying what everyone else wants to hear… Taylor says, “Like ‘take you outside and go Oklahoma on your ass’ is that what people want to hear?” Andy looks at Kim and Taylor continues… “sometimes I’m protective of people, including you (Kim).”  (Could Shana/Taylor be a serial killer on the run who has had plastic surgery to keep her identity a deep secret? That would explain her name changes and why it’s so easy for her to get ‘all Oklahoma’ on everybody… )

It’s Lisa’s turn and Andy runs a montage of Lisa’s sex talk during the season… Lisa claims not to have sex but talks a lot about it, (Bravo couldn’t find anything better than this yawnfest to pull together about Lisa??) and she says that all together it looks bad, but she calls it like it is with a sense of humor and it’s just for fun.

Andy asks, “Only two times a year for Ken and Lisa and rumor has it that Camille cut off Kelsey for a whole year, what is it with you rich people, don’t you like sex?”  Lisa says she has good sex with her husband and Camille says that Kelsey cut her off 10 years ago. (after watching Camille this season of RHOBH, would anyone blame him??)

Andy asks a viewer question:  “Lisa you feared for your life at the DMV because of the eclectic people… is that a code word in Beverly Hills for people who aren’t white and rich?” Lisa’s a little pissed and says that her ‘life is eclectic and she has many friends and people she works with come from all backgrounds…and that’s all baloney.’

Andy asks Kyle if her friendship with Lisa changed because of the show and Kyle says ‘no’ … Andy says to Lisa ‘you seemed a little annoyed by Kyle and Taylor’s growing friendship’ the evening at Villa Blanca; was there a little jealousy when Kyle and Taylor were holding hands?  Lisa says that she was a little irritated because she and Kyle were to have dinner, but Taylor wanted to come by to talk about her marriage problems (Taylor looks at Lisa like she wants to take her out back and put a chokehold on her…) and Lisa says ‘who does that, holding hands with each other?’   Andy asks why she would be jealous of Kyle and Taylor’s friendship and Lisa says she’s not jealous… and corrected Andy and said she was ‘irritated,’ not jealous.

Andy asks Taylor:  Would you ever consider having your lip implant removed?  Taylor says, ‘No… it’s been in there too long’ and she’s not going to have surgery… Kyle suggests maybe a mouth reduction… (Taylor’s sitting right next to Kyle… she could have gone all Oklahoma on her for that remark…)

It’s Adrienne’s turn… a montage of Adrienne and Paul… Andy says that people have something in common with Paul and Adrienne, which is bickering.  (really… can’t Andy come up with anything better than bickering?) Camera Paul says that they’ve learned not to push each other’s buttons…and Adrienne says that their marriage is the norm and not the exception..   Andy:  Is the bickering covering disdain for Paul? (What kind of a question is that!?) Adrienne:  it’s just the way we communicate….

Andy to Adrienne:  What did you think of Camille saying that she’s 30% busier than the rest of you? Adrienne says that ‘Camille says things that she doesn’t necessarily mean’ and Camille blames her statement on the divorce adding 30% more busy-ness to her already overworked schedule.  (Camille blaming divorce… #5)

Andy asks Adrienne about her net worth and Lisa says if she were Adrienne she would be sitting in bed with a box of chocolates with Giggy.  (…how many more millions does Lisa actually need to stay in bed with Giggy??) Andy observes that Adrienne shys away from confrontation and she likes to solve problems instead of getting into the mix…

Screen Shot 2011-01-27 At 6.15.00 PmKyle, Taylor and Lisa

Andy gets to the meat of this part of the reunion (finally!):  “It started out as a harmless comment between Kyle and Camille off camera, but this much we do know, their private conversation off camera fueled an entire season of accusations and arguments….” on to a montage of the squabble…

We find out that the casting started with Kyle, who then asked Lisa, Adrienne and Kim. Kyle says that she called Camille up and asked her if she wanted to be on RHOBH and Camille said that she would talk it over with Kelsey.

Kyle:  “Why would I have a problem with you and why would I ask you to join the cast then?  I thought you would be a great additon because of the way you look, because of your beautiful homes… why wouldn’t I want that shown?”

Camille gettin’ into it with Kyle

Camille:  “Because you needed a target.”

Andy asks Camille:  “Why do you always see yourself as the victim?”

Camille:  “When I get nervous I laugh… when we were at the table in New York, I was terrified and I thought I was under attack by Kyle.”

‘Housewives’ Camille Accuses Kyle of Being the B-Word: (Bully)Kyle and Camille

Kyle:  “Upstairs I apologized… even though I didn’t say those things, I wanted to make peace… and then when the cameras were down you came and attacked me.”

Lisa tried to explain:  “When we were upstairs, now this is where it goes wrong…Taylor said something to Camille and she was  wrong to do that… and Camille got very upset and the cameras were down.  She came downstairs and confronted us…”

Kim says to Taylor:  “Talk about catty… I mean why go and do that?  Why go upstairs and stir up the pot?”

Screen Shot 2011-01-27 At 8.41.16 PmPot-stirrer” Shana/Taylor

Taylor:  “There was no pot stirring going on.”

Kim:  “… obviously they just made peace and for you and then for you to go and say ‘this was said in the airport’ when clearly…”

Lisa:  “… it was unnecessary…”

Taylor:  “If I could rewind I would never even have had any conversation about it.”

Andy to Taylor:  “Why did you stir it up and not own it?”

Taylor:  “But, I didn’t stir it up.  My conversation with Camille was about ‘Kim talked to me in the airport’, because Kim and I never talk… Kim and I don’t have a relationship.”

Andy:  “That sounds like stirring the pot a little bit.”

Taylor:  “Well, it was not intentional… when I said the word ‘insecure,’ I  did not know that the very last thing that Kyle said to her was ‘don’t be so insecure.”

Camille: “…and that struck a chord in me instantly.”

Taylor:  “that struck a chord in her…”

Andy:  “People say that the people who are insecure are the people who react the strongest against the word ‘insecure’.

Camille:  “Absolutely… and I’m not saying that I’m not insecure, absolutely.  I’m sure I was feeling insecure at the time.  My husband was leaving me and he was having an affair behind my back.  I didn’t know he had a lover at the time.”  (Camille blaming divorce… #6)

Kyle:  “I tried to apologize to you in New York, Camille, and I thought we were done upstairs….”

Lisa:  “They put it to bed and then ‘bang!”

Andy reads a viewer question about Kyle and Camille:  “I believe Camille because in New York, why didn’t her own sister come to her defense?”

Kim explains:   These are all Kyle’s friends and I don’t know her relationship with each of them. I’ve always had my sister’s back and I always will have my sister’s back.”  Kim says that she doesn’t like being put on the spot and doesn’t like conflict.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap: The Unhappy Reunion BeginsKim and Kyle

Andy to Camille:  “Do you think that Kyle is jealous of you?”

Camille:  “No, I don’t.”

Kyle to Camille:  “Well now you say that after you realize that everyone has laughed at you after you’ve said that the whole season.”

Camille:  ‘OUCH!”

Honestly, with all the hype from Bravo about this reunion show, I expected more… more confrontation, more explanation and more words flyin’ everywhere… I expect more on Tuesday from Part II.

Real Housewives of New Jersey: Kim G… Stickin’ to the ‘Magnet’

Recently received this press release about the Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Kim Granatell (remember her?):

  Kim G, landscaper

Keepin It Real with Kim G….

Celebrity Magnet acquires Kim G as new weekly blogger.  Known as the most controversial housewife, Kim G. is going to fill you in on the hottest places to go, where to eat, what to do all around New Jersey and New York.  Don’t miss weekly plugs on where she is shopping, clothing, style, furs, jewels, exercise and best of all how she is giving back to the community.  This is your chance to see the REAL KIM G, uncut, uncensored.  Get ready to fall in love.

Find Kim’s new blog at

NOTE:  Anything for Kim to stay close to her magnet, Tom Murro…

Anticipating RHOBH Reunion Show…

In anticipation of tonight’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion show, I’ve discovered some RHOBH tidbits to nibble on until Bravo airs the first part of the reunion later this evening…

First up… the headline from  “Kelsey Grammer Invites Camille to His Wedding.”

Camille was a movie star before she married Kelsey…

As usual, Rob Shuter popeater blasts a headline with a story that disappoints: “friends of Camille tell me that the ‘Frasier’ actor wants so badly for his children to attend his upcoming wedding that he’s willing to invite Camille if that results in his children seeing daddy say “I do” again.  “Camille is an amazing human being,” DD Whitt, Camille’s BFF and paid lapdog a friend of the ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ beauty tells me. “For her, it’s all about her children. She’s willing to put her personal hurt aside to be a great mom.”

NOTE:  The word ‘willing’ is not exactly confirmation that Kelsey issued a wedding invitation to Camille…

NextPEOPLE magazine interviewed Kayte Walsh about meeting her worst nightmare Camille:  “She was very pleasant,” Walsh, 29, told PEOPLE following a January 21 screening of No Strings Attached. “It was all very pleasant … Everything is good.”

Kelsey and Camille (thinking of Nick Stabile)…

NOTE:  Camille… pleasant? Camille, the most hated Housewife ever in the history of Bravo’s Real Housewives franchises… PLEASANT?  Those English people have such good manners…

Next… over at, there’s a clip of tonight’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion.  The clip is interesting, but not the reason for eonline’s inclusion in this post… the comments are scathing and totally anti-Shana/Taylor:

Duckbill Shana/Taylor after she scammed Bravo producers into believing she’s a ‘Ford’

NOTE:  AAHHHH…those little things in life bring enjoyment and I’m enjoying the fact that others are seeing what I’ve been seeing all along about our girl “Shana” Taylor.

Shana/Taylor passing a mirror

Finally: As previously mentioned here, Shana/Taylor is set to become the beauty spokesperson and creative director for a wonderful site,  After receiving confirmation that Shana/Taylor will be on board at beautyticket, I sent Lindsay Pedder, President of beautyticket, the following on January 24 and have yet to receive a response:  “Have you asked her about her trying to pass herself off as a “Ford” from the automobile Fords???”

Please take 1 minute to send Ms. Pedder an email asking her to reconsider Shana/Taylor’s involvement with beautyticket. Just cut and paste the following and send it to:

Dear Ms. Pedder:  Please reconsider your decision to have “Shana” Taylor Armstrong as Chief Creative Director for beautyticket.  She has misrepresented herself as being connected to the ‘Ford’ auto family, has taken up the cause for battered women, but has threatened physical harm to Kim Richards on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and has been caught outright lying in her explanation of her name change.  Is this the type of person you want representing your company?

Let’s see what happens…



Peter Thomas… ” I didn’t want to marry nobody…”

Well, isn’t this something!  The Real Housewives of Atlanta newest husband, Peter Thomas, who married Cynthia Bailey in July, must have been jacked when he read Cynthia’s interview with (see earlier post) and decided to clear the air about Cynthia’s remarks about gettin’ the money back that she loaned Peter for his club by talking with ‘Uptown Magazine.’  Peter really gets into it about his views on Cynthia’s money, how they decided to get married, what he thinks about Andy Cohen, the other husbands on RHOA and his opinion of Nene, Sheree, Phaedra, Kim and Kandi… Peter doesn’t pull any punches and obviously wants his side of the story known…WOW! 

UPTOWN January Issue Cover

“Earlier this week, posted an interview with Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Cynthia Bailey.  The beauty, who graces the cover of UPTOWN’s Weddings and Travel issue, spoke candidly about her summer nuptials to entrepreneur Peter Thomas. Anyone who follows the show knows all about the investment Cynthia made in Thomas’ now defunct restaurant venture.  Cynthia dished her side of the story declaring, “I don’t know when I am getting that money back, but he’s going to have to give me something.”

We heart Cynthia and Peter, so it only seemed proper that both parties had the chance to address the seemingly touchy subject. Peter most certainly wanted to clarify a few points and set the record straight. In an exclusive with UPTOWN, the self-proclaimed “reckless mouth” didn’t hold back on a number of subjects, including marriage, the ex-factor, and how he really feels about the rest of the RHOA cast. In his words…

RHOA Wedding - Behind the ScenesAre you sure about getting married, Peter???

As much as I appreciate what she’s done, it probably came across to everybody that she put up all this money to help me build my restaurant. No. Initially, she put up $10,000. Uptown [Restaurant and Lounge] cost several hundred thousand dollars—$10,000 couldn’t buy the silverware and the plates at Uptown.

So it’s not like she’s supported my vision and gave me money to build a restaurant ’cuz that’s not what happened. And I want to clear that up. I didn’t agree with her putting that out there to the public. But she’s on a reality show and she’s a new jack to it, so she might feel as if that’s what she needed to do. I didn’t agree to that. But I didn’t oppose either, especially if she’s telling the truth. She has the right to say it. But I don’t want the viewers to leave with the impression, “Oh, sh-t. He got with this model girl and she’s putting up all this money to support his sh-t.”  That’s not the way it is.

If I need her to do something for me again, she better step up. That’s part of her duty as a wife. Because she’s never gonna call on me and I say no—never. It’s my duty as a husband to provide whatever support to [help] her go forward. The show that I’m on is called Atlanta Housewives, not Atlanta Husbands. I’m not getting paid to be on the show. But I have to do it to support my wife. So I just gotta bite my lip, swallow my spit, and call it a day.

RHOA Wedding - Behind the ScenesThe bowtie’s fixed, so that means I’m gettin’ married…

If that’s the last thing I do before I die, I’ll make sure that she gets her money back.

[Laughs] It doesn’t matter to me, because I never want any woman to run around saying what they’ve done for me. That’s just the kind of guy I am. I think a man’s job, when he gets with a woman, is to be the provider. If the relationship goes south, I don’t want things I gave you back. I’m a hustler—I know how to flip it. I know how to get back on my feet. A lot of women out there don’t know how to do that. All [they] got is a 9-to-5 check coming. They don’t know how to flip it. They aren’t risk takers like men are. You feel me? You know, most women. Some women are. I know for a fact that Miss Bailey isn’t. She’s not that kind of girl. If she has $100K in the bank, she would like to look at it knowing that it’s there. But me, I’m gonna invest it ’cause I want it to grow. That’s how we’re different.

She doesn’t really go into a relationship for money. She’s had a lot of opportunities. A lot of major players have come to Cynthia Bailey, but she’s the type of person who can’t do it if she’s not emotionally into you. And that’s one of the most attractive things about her to me.

Cynthia’s been independent for 11 years. She never lived with [actor and model] Leon; they just had a baby together. And she [believes] that whatever [she] makes, [she] has to hold on to it, because she’s responsible for not just herself, but also her daughter [Noelle]. Even though I’m there now, she still has the mentality that, “If it doesn’t work out with this Negro, for one reason or another, I would still like to have my money because it’s just me and my daughter.”

I do respect that what’s hers belongs to her. I have nothing to do with it. And what’s mine is mine. We have a prenup. But if I build something and she was by my side while I was building it, that’s definitely for us. 

I wasn’t even one to get married. The same way she [Cynthia] didn’t want to get married, I didn’t want to marry nobody. I was dating this one celebrity and read in People magazine that she said she wanted to marry Peter Thomas.  So I went left on her.

But Cynthia is just a cool person. She’s someone I can live with. You feel me? I can live with the mistakes, and I can live with the ups, and I can live with the downs. And I never really, to be honest with you, felt that way before. So that’s why I’m in it. So let’s see what happens, because it gets more interesting as it goes along.

I say anything I f—ing feel, because I don’t feel I need to answer to anybody but God. People are going on Andy Cohen’s show and being all careful—I don’t give a f-ck. If they ever put me on that sh–, I’m gonna say exactly how I feel, and that’s what people wanna hear. If he asks, “What do you think about the guys in Atlanta wearing heels?” I’m gonna say, “That sh-t is not cute.”

If they say, “What do you think about the other Housewives?” I’m gonna say, “I can’t stand Phaedra’s ass. I think Kim is crazy as f–k. Nene has a big-ass mouth, okay? And Sheree’s not cute! She thinks she’s cute, but she’s not cute.” And this is ON the record. The only one I like is Kandi, and she’s too soft. That’s why she got played with Kim. And that’s how I truly feel.”

Peter Thomas and Wife Cynthia BaileyPeter Thomas, Cynthia Bailey… he’s rollin’ with the marriage… so far

I’m opening Bar One [in March, 2011], which is gonna be incredible. You know how Cindy Crawford’s husband got Whiskey Bar? He does extremely well with it—he’s got probably around 50 or 60 of them now. In our community, we don’t really have a lifestyle piece like that. You know, a very upscale lifestyle piece for 25 and older. So I’m starting Bar One. I’m definitely doing it here [in Atlanta], and I want to branch off to New York and Miami in the next 18 months. It’s gonna be ridiculously sexy.

I’m [also] starting The Lifestyle Conference, which will take place Memorial Day weekend in Montego Bay. Russell Simmons came on board as a chairman for it. Steve Harvey just signed on to do the golf classic, and Shaggy just came on board also.”

Source:… as told to Chrystal Parker

Cynthia’s Uptown Magazine bridal shoot:

… Reader ‘bacasm’ brought the interview with Peter Thomas to my attention…  Thank you, ‘bacasm’!

Cynthia Bailey… I Want My Money Back…

Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Cynthia Bailey and her husband Peter haven’t been married for 6 months and already they are having some marriage problems over money. In an interview with, Cynthia gives her opinion of Peter compared to Gregg and Apollo and that she CONTINUES to ask her husband where “her” money is.   According to Cynthia, it doesn’t matter that they’re married – she wants the money she loaned him BACK!!

Peter and Cynthia

BV: Another thing that some people love about you, Cynthia, is how you’ve showed this whole phenomenon in which women give their men money to build their careers and sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t. Do you regret giving Peter money for the restaurant?
CB: I support Peter’s vision and who he is. I supported his decision. I didn’t say I was going to partner with him. I said, ‘Oh you need this? I am going to give you that.’ It was a business transaction. That was his thing, and I was doing my thing. I thought no matter how much I was in love, I need to get my money back and they didn’t have anything to do with each other. I may be 60 and say, ‘Are you going to give me that money back from Uptown from 30 years ago?’ When you say I need to borrow it, it’s a loan. A loan is a loan. Nothing changed we just got married. I still want it back.

BV: Wait. You still asked him whether he was going to give you the money back?
CB: Yes! I just asked him yesterday. I don’t know when I am getting that money back, but he’s going to have to give me something.

BV: Your relationship is definitely different from Nene and Gregg’s. What are your thoughts on that?
CB: I do try to let Peter be dominant — not saying Nene doesn’t, but I think Nene comes across more dominant in that relationship, and I don’t know if that is actually the case. She comes across more dominant in terms of the show.

BV: Let’s keep it real. You have the only real strong-willed husband on the show. Phaedra’s husband, Apollo, follows suit with what she says, too.
CB: I think Phaedra has a lot of control in that relationship. It comes across like that on the show. I’m not trying to be negative with my castmates, but the dynamics of those three marriages are very different. I think with mine and Peter’s, he is the man in the relationship. I give him that respect. I think he is a complete jackass sometimes, but he wants to handle things well and to be able to pay for things and not stress me out about anything, but that just wasn’t our situation. I wish we could’ve been balling out the whole season, but it didn’t happen that way.

Read the Entire Interview Here:–model-real-housewives-atlanta-cynthia-bailey/

Nene’s Stepson is Ready to Spill It…

OUCH!!!    This story from Radaronline explains a lot about why Nene probably won’t be back to the Real Housewives of Atlanta.  Nene’s stepson, Damian, knows all the skeletons in Nene’s closet and he’s ready to open that closet door:

“The stepson of Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes has told that she disowned him and his siblings after becoming a reality TV star.

 What’s more, Damian Leakes — whose father Gregg is on the verge of divorcing NeNe — wants the family drama to be the core of a spin-off TV series.

Speaking exclusively to, Damian, 34, said NeNe and Gregg haven’t even acknowledged their five other children exist on the top-rated Bravo program. “We are the forgotten side of the family. There’s so much talent with the kids he left behind,” Damian said. “She knows us and she knows we have issues from about 15 years ago and it’s time to address them. She’s become a household name with our last name, but we’re non-existent.”

Gregg’s children include Damian and his twin brother Daryl, Katrina, 27; Dexter, 25; and Denton, 21. “We need some closure,” Damian said. “We need to know what did we do to cause this? What did we do to get Gregg to say ‘I’m going to abandon this family! I’m not going to try to be your friend or work with you or understand!’ We knew she [NeNe] didn’t like us– maybe he had too many kids. We didn’t know what her actual ordeal was.

Bryson, Brent, Nene and Gregg

“A TV show could be building process for Gregg and his kids because no one ever knew he had kids. There’s a lot of healing that needs to go on and a lot of animosity.”

For the last few seasons the only son who’s been featured on the hit reality show has been NeNe’s trouble-prone 20-year-old, Bryson, who has been arrested twice and, as exclusively revealed, is soon going to soon become a father. Damian told that he and his siblings believel NeNe’s distance is related to her stepkids’ potential for spilling family secrets. Damian said he first met NeNe at the gentleman’s club in near Atlanta where his father used to work.

“No one really knew about her stripper past. That alone was a selling point for her to say ‘get rid of them because they met me at the strip club,’ Damian said. “A whole bunch of life-turning events have transpired from the moment [Gregg] met NeNe up until they started the show. They literally cut us off to keep us away from the limelight so we wouldn’t be able to tell anything.

“It’s crazy to see your dad on TV every week who you can’t have a simple conversation with. You’ve got five other kids that nobody knows about, grandkids that you don’t see or never seen before…we at first had to play the role like we agree with the situation, but we’re not with the situation. We feel like we should have a mention.” The silent situation has gotten so bad that Gregg’s children want to capture their feelings during a family intervention on camera.

“I think [Nene] has a lot to do with the crumbling of our family,” Damian told “We think of her as selfish and a center-of-attention freak. She wants all of the attention and this is before a camera ever got on her.  “We want to confront her and we want a camera crew. We want to see her expression when she has to explain to us this big void in our life because we could have been living well too. It’s not about the money, but we could have been living better than we were. We wouldn’t have had to struggle as much or try to make something out of nothing.”

NeNe Leakes "Real Housewives of Orange County" reality star Gretchen Rossi lunches with her boyfriend Slade Smiley and fellow "Real Housewives of Atlanta" reality star NeNe Leakes at Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills.  At one point Gretchen shows affection by kissing both Slade and NeNe!.Nene and Gregg

Damian doesn’t know if NeNe is on board for another Housewives season, but if she returns Damian and his siblings will do more than just watch the show. “If she remains on the show, we’re going to make our voices heard. And I don’t think she wants that, period. Because that opens up a whole can of worms.

“She’s ducking and dodging us like a bullet.” Damian thinks a potential on-camera family intervention could have a number of positive outcomes. “It could start the healing process for all the kids…and maybe that could build back the trust with NeNe and help her and Gregg get back together,” Damian said. “It could change him and her people, bring us all closer even if they decide to divorce, and finally break the ice and air it out. “A lot of beautiful things can happen too in the midst of all the drama.”

NOTE:  Nene has been skittish about returning to RHOA and now we know why.  The rumor that Nene was a ‘den mother’ and met Gregg when he was manager of the Gold Door club looks like it’s more than a rumor.  If Nene decides to continue with RHOA, she knows that Damian is ready to spill everything he knows about her and everything about Nene and his father’s relationship… and none of it looks good for Nene.  Obviously, Nene’s disgusting behavior toward Kim on the last episodes of RHOA is directly related to knowing that her stepson is ready to uncover her past and tell all when she returns… pretty awful for Nene, but it would make for some juicy TV!   I wonder how conversations between Nene, Bravo and Andy Cohen are going…


DD Whitt’s Interview… Gone, Disappeared, Vanished, Outta Here…

Camille’s BFF, DD Whitt

I received this email from Anya at re the recent post on SH containing imperfect’s interview with Camille’s BFF, DD Whitt…

“Hi. It is Anya from the ‘rinky-dink’ website
Thank you for finding my interview with Dedra Whitt and posting on your blog. Unfortunately, the interview in its entirety is for readers of If you want to use a few sentences and link to us, that is fine. Otherwise, please remove.
And since you commented on this issue, I will advise that I contacted Dedra via Twitter and asked for an interview. She agreed to an interview because there were some matters that she wanted to set straight and she could tell I wasn’t contacting her just to get to Camille. In my dealings with her, she has been very nice.
Best Regards,
NOTE:  In speaking with my personal attorney, who happens to be very close and personal and my husband, I am under no LEGAL obligation to take down the interview.  In my original post, the ‘imperfectwomen’ site was given attribution as the source of the interview along with the link to the original interview.  However, I am not one to become entangled in web feuds and will honor Anya’s request by taking down the interview.   Poof… it’s gone.


RHOBH… Before and After

In keeping with today’s theme of ‘before and after,’ let’s take a look back at the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in these videos taken on October 14, 2010 the day of the RHOBH premiere.

This video is taken BEFORE the RHOBH enter the premiere party.  Interesting…  Jeff Lewis spills the little tidbit of Andy Cohen proclaiming RHOBH being the ‘crown jewel’ of the Housewives’ franchise… no wonder Nene was nasty with Lisa at the WWHL New Year’s Eve Party… Nene probably thought ROHA was Andy’s fav.   Keep with it… at the 12:00 mark, you’ll see Kim Richards talk about ploostick shlurgery:



This video is AFTER the premiere party and our girl Shana/Taylor is blasted and hangs all over Faye Resnick and then Kyle.  This video was brought to my attention by reader ‘silverstreak.’  Thanks, silverstreak!

Nene Leakes…A Look Back

While looking for something else, I came across this October 7, 2008 interview with Nene Leakes BEFORE the Real Housewives of Atlanta premiered AND an interview with Nene AFTER RHOA premiered dated October 28, 2008.

After reading them, I kinda feel bad for Nene…things aren’t going the way she planned…I said ‘kinda’…

Linnethia Leakes

October 7, 2008:   “Linnethia “NeNe” Leakes is a native of Queens, New York, and mother of 18-year-old Brice and 9-year-old Brentt. She’s married to Gregg, an über-successful real estate investor. If the Georgia real estate board driving you out of business is your definition of successful… A greater Atlanta resident for more than two decades, NeNe is carefree, outgoing and a lover all things fabulous. She’s a former model  Huh??? and founder of The Twisted Hearts Foundation, which brings awareness to the issue of domestic violence.  Twisted Hearts took money and closed shop: She’s also planning on opening a boutique hotel.  Uh-huh…

ESSENCE.COM: So NeNe, you seem very excited about the show! Tell us about it.
I’m very excited about “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” We’re going to bring a lot of fun, a lot of drama. We are five fun, fabulous girls. We’re very smart, we’re businesswomen, we’re go-getters, we’re moms, and I think everybody is going to absolutely love the show. We do have our differences here and there. I really wanted to do the show to get my name and business out there.

ESSENCE.COM: What business is that?
I’m the founder of Twisted Hearts Foundation. I thought [“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”] would be a great way to reach people about domestic violence in the community. A lot of people think that domestic violence is something that just happens in an urban city or to people of a [lower] income level. No, it truly happens to very wealthy people—doctors, lawyers, athletes’ wives.  Nene does not know truly wealthy people. I know so many athletes’ wives who are abused by their husbands.  It’s a subject that is very near and dear to my heart.

ESSENCE.COM: And you’re also getting ready to open a boutique hotel?
Yes, I’d love to have something small, maybe 30-40 rooms. Not a whole lot but very luxe. I have a designer who is helping me with my vision. And then I’m working with a couple of investors who have invested in hotels before. I don’t like to do stuff when I don’t really know what I’m doing, but I’m educating myself. You can’t get your money back if it doesn’t work.  This is so scary for me.  Obviously that fell through.

ESSENCE.COM: You are the mother of two and your oldest son just went off to college. But you look so young! How do you do it?
Yes. My oldest son, Brice, just started Clark Atlanta University. …and just as quickly dropped out. As far as being young, you know I’m African-American! (Laughs.) Also, you have to use a lot of moisturizer. I’m one of those girls who don’t wear makeup unless I’m in front of the camera. I wear moisturizer and a ponytail, and I’m out the door.

ESSENCE.COM: Now that the taping of the show is over, what have you learned about yourself?
I didn’t realize that I wear my heart on my sleeve. I’m a lot more sensitive than I thought I was. I also learned that I’m very strong. Now that I’ve done this, I know I can truly do anything. I knew this growing up, but I think it went away once I met my husband, Gregg. So it came back to me. Now I know that I would be successful without my husband. I used to think otherwise, because Gregg was the breadwinner. When I had our son Brentt, I was a stay-at-home mom. Gregg took care of all the bills, but that has since changed. Now I know I can stand on my own two feet. We’ve been married for 11 years and my dream is to help my husband retire. He has taken care of me and supported me in all my dreams for so long; I would love to turn the tables and take care of him.”  Interesting… so maybe he really did put up the money for you to start out on RHOA.

October 27, 2008:    “As if the ATL needed anymore drama, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” – NeNe, Kim, Sheree, DeShawn and Lisa – have agreed to live under a microscope and allow America to share their myopic views about their lives as they see fit. Because we’re hooked and each episode is juicier than the last, we checked in with Linnethia “NeNe” Leakes to find out what she’s been up to since the show premiered and get an inside scoop on what’s going down next. With October being National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Queens, New York, native shed some well-deserved light on her organization, The Twisted Hearts Foundation, which helps young women escape the pitfalls of abusive relationships. caught up with the boisterous belle to discuss those “exotic dancer” rumors, what she really thinks about cast mate Kim Zolciak, and breaking free from an abusive boyfriend.

ESSENCE.COM: NeNe, the show has become such a hit! Without giving away too much, what can we expect from the rest of this season on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”?

NENE LEAKES: You will see alliances change among the girls and find out whether or not Curtis is my father. When I found out the results of the DNA test, I [was] surprised, and you will also see my son going off to college at Clark Atlanta University.  …and quickly come home to be a baby daddy.

ESSENCE.COM: There has definitely been some conflict between you and a couple of the other ladies on the show. What are your relationships like with Sheree and Kim today?

LEAKES: We are cordial. Sheree and I will probably never be the same. We’ve known each other the longest-seven years. I avoid making the same mistake twice. I don’t think that we’ll ever have the same relationship again, but we are cordial [because] we have to work together. And Kim is something else. She is a piece of work. As an adult, I’ve learned that I like to be around women when the friendship is stress-free.  Then why did you get on the bus!? Since the show has ended, I’m closest to Lisa. I do feel as though my relationship with Kim’s daughter Brielle has been strained somewhat as a result [of my relationship with her mother]. I really do love Brielle, she and I really clicked when we first met, so it is kind of hard for me.

ESSENCE.COM: Since we last spoke, rumors have circulated on the Web about you having once been an “exotic dancer.” Is this true?

LEAKES: Well, you know I don’t read the blogs, of course you don’t… but I dance every night at home for Gregg [my husband] and he loves it. (Laughs.) I don’t have a pole, but I dance around this silk plant in the corner.  How does she do that without crashing into walls??

ESSENCE.COM: (Laughs.) Alrighty then! Your husband, Gregg, is not a ball player, but a successful businessman, which is refreshing on the show. What exactly does he do and how do you keep the fire going after 11 years of marriage?

LEAKES: You don’t have to date an athlete to be successful. Gregg is a real estate investor. When I first met him he owned several cellular phone businesses, and then he got into flipping houses. Since the market is so bad in Atlanta right now, we are pursuing other ventures together as entrepreneurs. I like smart men. (Laughs.) Yep, that IS funny! I am his second wife and he’s 13 years older than me.  He supports me.  I think communication is key, so I don’t like to argue with Gregg.

ESSENCE.COM: As you know, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. What is your organization, The Twisted Hearts Foundation, doing to promote awareness?

LEAKES: Lisa and I are writing a book together and already have a title, “Battered But Not Broken”… another dream gone up in smoke. We’re just going to tell a little bit of both of our stories of [surviving] violent relationships. And then on the show I had my first annual Big Hat Brunch. This year we raised about $45,000, as you will see on a future episode, and next year I hope to raise $150,000.   Where IS that money?? We’re going to invite even more women. I also volunteer at a shelter in Atlanta called My Sister’s House. I help serve food to women there who have been displaced and I mentor as well. There are a lot of young girls, as young as 20, at My Sister’s House who have already been victims of domestic violence.

ESSENCE.COM: How were you a victim of domestic violence?

LEAKES: I was in a relationship with an abusive boyfriend. It was really bad and it took me a while to finally break out of the relationship. He had a night job at the time so I was able to sneak out into a new apartment [that he didn’t know the address to] while he was at work. I knew that he could not know where I lived. I had to go into hiding for a while. That was how I finally got away. He was very abusive when we were together; he busted my car windows, flattened my tires. I thought I was in love with this fool. I was very young and confused. I would try to break up with him, but he didn’t like to take no for an answer. I really wanted it to work.  Huh???

ESSENCE.COM: One last thing before we go. What do you have to say to those readers who think you are “ghetto”?

LEAKES: Oh, yeah, I love that one. I’m okay with it. If keeping it real is ghetto, then I’m ghetto. I am not a fake person and I’m not about to change. I’m the life of the party, chile!  That’s not too ghetto…

Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap… Weekend at Kramers

Another week until the finale of the Real Housewives of Atlanta…this week Kandi and Kim’s tour bus pulled into Miami with Nene still finger pointing and threatening Kim with various sorts of bodily injury…  It’s not even three minutes into this and I’m wishing that Kim would get up and give Nene a huge punch in the face.

nene-kim-fight-rhoa.jpgNene still messin’ with Kim

Moving on…We start with a continuation of the bus ride and Nene is thinking up new ways to dispense of Kim… oh, no! Just strangling Kim isn’t gonna do it, now Nene wants to toss her out the window.

Sheree, Phaedra and Cynthia are waiting for the bus to arrive when the bus rolls into the driveway of Kim’s friend, Thomas Kramer, and the assault inside the bus is still going on.  Kim gets off the bus… inside the bus, Nene is still talking about Kim!  Really, Nene is getting on my nerves… bad.

Kim is telling Sheree, Phaedra and Cynthia about Nene’s behavior when Nene steps off the bus.  Nene starts to tell the group about the fight, Derek J joins in to give his version and then Nene starts up with Kim again… really, Nene… give it a rest! Again, throwing Kim off the bus isn’t good enough… now Nene wants to snap Kim’s neck, pop her eyeballs out and says that Kim is a monster full of trash.  Nene really got some hate in her for Kim… oh yeah…  it’s spewing out of her mouth like a water bursting from a run over fire hydrant.

RHOAflyabove.jpgBitchy, bossy, big-mouth Nene still clashing with Kim

Where is the star of this tour, the queen of wheels, the princess of popology??? Kandi’s smart… Kandi stayed on the bus until Sheree and Phaedra poke their heads in the bus and asks Kandi about what went on in the bus.  So… of course, the entire fight gets reinacted AGAIN…

In the meantime, standing outside the bus, Nene is still going after Kim and Kim is just not acknowledging her.  Finally, Kim’s rich real estate mogul friend, Thomas Kramer shows up and asks, “Do you want to fight or have a good time?”  and, he says it in a German accent… not like Ahnuld, ’cause Ahnuld’s Austrian… but Jehrmin, like the country… hear the difference???   OK.  Good.

Kim and Kramer

OMG!  Nene continues to get up in Kim’s face while entering Kramer’s house and then announces that she’s not staying.  Oh, goodie!  Nene has already shown her blatant jealousy of Kim and it’s not even 20 minutes into this episode… I’m hoping that Nene will go away or Kim suddenly morphs into a hulk-like persona and decks Nene… ’cause you know how Kim rolls… she ain’t gonna even move, let alone really get into it with Nene unless she gets paid, so she’ll have to morph into something that doesn’t require payment…

Kramer greets all of his guests and shows everyone the expanse of his estate and where his neighbors, P Diddy and Gloria Estefan live on 5 Star Island… just a little boat ride away.  OK… maybe I’m confused.  I thought PDiddy, Gloria, etc, all lived on Fisher Island, but maybe he was pointing out their houses from his house on 5 Star Island… doesn’t matter… but really, I’m pretty sure they all live on Fisher Island… now that’s gonna drive me crazy until I find out…

Phaedra, Kim, Kramer, Sheree and Kandi

Moving on… Kim and Sweetie are sitting on the stoop in front of Kramer’s house, taking drags on their cigarettes and going over the Nene altercation.  Sweetie says… big drag on cig…that slaves don’t get paid, Nene you dumbass.  Cut to Nene holding court with the girls at an outdoor table, explaining the fight… again! Nene says to just put a chain around Sweeties neck and drag her around like a dog.  I get the feeling that Nene has done that already with Gregg… Cut to Sweetie and Kim back on the stoop.   Kim says… big drag on cig… that she forgave Nene for strangling her the first time, but…big drag on cig… she’s not taking any more of Nene’s crap… big drag on her cig… Kim says that she understands that Nene’s anger is more than just about Kim and she’s totally over it with Nene.  Kramer appears and Kim… big drag on cig… apologizes for Nene’s behavior. Kramer says he’s known Nene for two minutes and doesn’t like her.   Cut to Nene complaining about Kim and talking about going home.  Kandi wants everyone to stay and have fun for Cynthia.  Everyone’s staying… so far…

Moving on… Everyone is sitting around Kramer’s huge hunk of wood-en dining room table to be served lunch when Phaedra looks up and notices the mural on the ceiling composed of centaurs  Kramer’s place is a bit strange… in the foyer stood a life-like sculpture of a butler holding a tray and Kramer also has his stuffed childhood dog guarding the entrance.  How did he keep the dog until he was old enough to make the decision to have him stuffed? The girls start chatting about Cynthia’s wedding and Cynthia says that she doesn’t want to talk about the wedding, but it’s still moving forward.   Nene again says that she would rather be somewhere else in Miami.    Nene, puh-leeze get on the bus, start it up and drive yourself to the nearest Days Inn… PUH-LEEZE!! Nene feels alone because Kim has Sweetie and Kandi has Derek J and everyone has someone else along with them on this trip and it’s only supposed to be the five girls and no one else is supposed to be here this weekend because it’s not fair to Cynthia as it’s Cynthia’s bachelorette party and Nene is making a huge deal out of Lawrence and Sweetie being with them this weekend.   Just as Nene finally shuts up, Kramer walks in with Lawrence and Sheree grabs him to be with her.     Oh, poor Nene is still all alone… you know she’s either gonna through with her threats to Kim or something else with her is gonna break out…  I’m exhausted.

Moving on… The next morning, Nene and Cynthia are outside talking about this being Kim and Kandi’s final show of the tour and that Cynthia has to go immediately from the music festival to her modeling gig.  Nene drops the bomb that she invited her friend Diana for the weekend.  Cyn just wants Nene to have fun and be happy this weekend and if Diana coming will make Nene happy, then come on in.  I just KNEW it!  Day-um…

Meanwhile, Kim walks out to the pool area ’cause she has to spend time with the man of the house,and explains that Kramer is a successful, super busy guy, so he’s not going to be there too much over the weekend and then catches herself in a mirror hanging on a wall near the pool and starts talking about how good she looks.  As far as I’m concerned, Kim can look at herself in the mirror and talk about herself for the rest of the show, as long as she doesn’t go near that loud-mouthed, loose-lipped, thunderous Nene.  While Kim’s lookin’ in the mirror, in the background,  Kramer is being lifted from the lounge and carried away…

Moving on… In the car going to the music festival with Kim, Sweetie, Phaedra, Derek J, Kandi, Lawrence and …  Kandi tells Kim that they’re running late and Kim has to cut out a song, so she can only sing ‘Tardy For the Party.’    They exit the car and Kim gets up on stage.  Kim’s really into the intro music and getting the crowd amped up… ‘Tardy for the Party’ starts and Kim is singing her little heart out.  Nene is standing in the background while Kim is on stage and everyone else is up front enjoying themselves, cheering on Kim. Nene only has bad things to say about Kim, “Tardy For the Party,” and Kim’s singing. Nene, you a hater… Kim’s song goes over well and Kim introduces Kandi… Kandi comes up on stage, the crowd is very enthusiastic and Kandi sings “I Fly Above.”  Kim says that Kandi wrote “I Fly Above” about Kim.  Huh?  I recall an episode or maybe it was a talk show, where Kandi explains that the song was written right after AJ’s death and she wrote it about herself and how she ‘flies above’ things going on in her life… whatever! Kim joins the other girls down in front of the stage.  Good grief, Nene keeps up her jealousy of Kim.  The concert is over and Kim and Kandi’s tour manager, Don Juan, make up and everyone congratulates each other for a great tour.  Oh, look!  There’s Kramer standing behind the SUV…

Back to Kramer’s:  Sheree and Phaedra sit down for lunch at a shaded outdoor table; Kim and Kandi come out and then Nene and her friend, Diana.  Sheree asks where Diana is staying and Nene informs everyone that Diana is staying with her for the rest of the weekend.   Sweetie is pulling her suitcase out to the patio to say goodbye and Kim tells her not to leave because Nene broke the rules when she invited Diana, taking the focus off of Cynthia.  Another twit battle goes on between Nene and Kim… Nene tells Kim that she’s going to end up in the ocean… Nene… not very imaginative. Kim calls Nene out for making a huge deal out of having other people around for the weekend and then turning around and inviting Diana…Diana starts yapping at Kim for even mentioning Diana’s name… Nene is sitting back with a grin on her face…Kim says that Nene is rude inviting someone to Kim’s friends’ home. Kim is correct on this one!

Sheree has the brilliant idea of everyone exercising to relieve some of the stress of the weekend.  Kim is opts out and decides to watch while lounging and smoking a cigarette and besides that, she has her period.  Hey!  There’s Kramer sitting behind Kim…

Moving on… Cynthia is at the show getting her makeup done.  She tells her makeup artist that she’s back to working on the runway… Cynthia feels pressured to get back to work and continues to tell the makeup artist that she’s getting married next Saturday.

Cynthia as a ModelCynthia modeling

The fashion show begins and Cynthia walks out with a black laced-front swimsuit and some strange headgear.  Sheree says that Cynthia would never fit into She by Sheree samples, ’cause her samples are a size 4-6 and Cynthia has a size 12 booty.  Yow-ouch! Everyone comments on Cynthia’s rear, ’cause they didn’t realize that she had junk in her trunk.   Hey!  There’s Kramer in the back of the audience…

Back at the house...  Everyone is at the dining table for lunch and Phaedra asks if everyone wants to stay another day… Cynthia says she has to go to tie up a lot of things and that she may be leaving this evening.  Sheree asks Cyn how she’s feeling and Cyn says she’s anxious because of emails and payments for the wedding.  Kandi asks Cyn about her honeymoon and Cyn starts to cry.   Cyn leaves the table, and prompted by Kandi, Nene goes after Cyn.  Nene is with Cyn in the bathroom where Nene suggests that they leave tonight or after lunch while everyone back at the table is chit-chatting about whether Cyn should go through with her marriage to Peter.  Kandi says don’t rush the marriage if money isn’t right…   Nene and Cyn come back to the table and Cyn apologizes for her breakdown and says that there probably won’t be a honeymoon because Peter’s club, Uptown, is closed and they were counting on the money from Uptown to pay wedding bills and to pay for their honeymoon.  Note to Cynthia:  he ain’t for you… move on.

Cynthia and PeterPeter and Cynthia

Nene announces that Cyn and Nene are going home tonight.  Sheree says that Cyn needs to get out from under Nene’s ass and woman up.  Everyone tries to talk Cyn out of leaving because they all flew down to Miami for Cyn and want to spend time with her this weekend. Who cares whether Cyn, Nene and Diana go home or not… Kim wants to see strippers and some penis.

Nene and Diana are in Cyn’s room talking about leaving when Sheree knocks at the door. Cyn tells Cheree that says she’s just not into this; Sheree is talking Cyn into have a good time this weekend and despite Nene’s insistence to leave, Cyn says that they all came here to be together, so let’s have aparty… everyone is staying the rest of the weekend.  This guy Kramer must have tons of house guests… there was a hotel/motel sign instructing house guests what to do with their keys upon leaving and a first-aid kit hanging on the room door.  What is this place, a Miami Marriott??

That evening, everyone is seated out on the patio for Cynthia’s party and Lawrence breaks the ice by doing impressive imitations of everyone and we find out that Cyn’s relationship dealbreaker is bad breath.   Phaedra says that she has a present for for Cyn and “as an entertainment attorney, she represents a  very diverse clientele, including ‘entertainers of the night’ … these men are my clients and are my gift to Cynthia.”  A ripped policman approaches Cyn and tells her that she has violated penal code 6969… and male stripping ensues.  Dollar bills are flying about and another stripper joins in.  Kim says that she knew Phaedra had an entertainment law practice, but she didn’t know it was adult entertainment and wants to know what kind of an attorney has strippers for clients…. You know, Kim, your appearance during this show was almost perfect.  Nene was being a complete bellicose biatch and you kept your cool, actually acting somewhat like a lady… but you had to say something really dumb.  Don’t you know that attorneys will take just about anyone on as a client as long as there’s an nice upfront fee paid… they don’t care that you’re a stripper or ‘entertainers of the evening’ … honestly, Kim… you should know this… didn’t you see an attorney the first time Nene strangled you?

Cynthia is ready to get back to Atlanta to deal with all the drama coming up.

After watching this episode…

Nene deserves to be smacked, Cynthia deserves a nice honeymoon, Diana needs never to be seen again and Sweetie deserves to be left alone…  like really, what did Sweetie ever do to Nene!?

Oh, look!  Kramer’s back in his lounge…  where he belongs.  

FYI:  Kramer might be a “generous” host, but if he didn’t have big bucks, he’d be in jail.   The Miami New Times had a very revealing story about “TK” in 1995… here.


Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Shana Hughes Taylor Ford Armstrong… “Taylor Armstrong Big Fat Liar”

It all comes together now about the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member, Ms. Taylor ‘I’ll get all Oklahoma on you‘ Armstrong…  IMO, I believe that we have another big-time pro-scammer couple in our midst… and Taylor Armstrong is a big fat liar…

‘Taylor’ before filming started

When the producers of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills were casting the show, Taylor Armstrong went by the name of Taylor ‘FORD’ Armstrong (see previous post:  When filming started, Taylor dropped the ‘FORD‘ and she hasn’t mentioned that name again (either on websites, on RHOBH or interviews) which I thought that was kinda strange… BUT, let’s go on

As RHOBH ‘insiders’ are aware, Russell Armstrong has a very shady past (see tab ‘The MEN of real housewives’ , ‘Russell Armstrong’, on masthead above) and as RHOBH viewers are aware, his relationship with Taylor on RHOBH shows him to be disingenuous, unkind and apathetic toward Taylor… BUT, let’s go on

Russell and ‘Taylor’ Armstrong

Growing up in Oklahoma, Taylor Armstrong’s name was Shana Hughes.  The question about her name change was not fully answered until recently when she was on the January 19, 2011 episode of  The Wendy Williams Show. Wendy asked and Taylor answered that her name growing up was Shana Taylor… no mention of the last name of ‘Hughes‘ or ‘FORD‘… and that everyone called her by her last name ‘Taylor‘, so it was natural and less confusing that she just switch her last name ‘Taylor‘ to be her first name because that’s what she got used to answering to and that’s why she changed her name from ‘Shana‘ to ‘Taylor’…  just trust me on this as I’ve searched the following sites for full episodes to document this info:  hulu, youtube,,,,, etc, etc… (please email me if you can find full episodes)… I’m so ticked with myself that I erased that episode from my DVR… BUT, let’s go on

Shana ‘Taylor Armstrong’ Hughes…1989 graduate of Union HS, Tulsa OK

HOWEVER… Ms. Oklahoma was asked the same question one day later by Andy Cohen on Watch What Happen Live and she gives a TOTALLY DIFFERENT EXPLANATION…

Really, you would think that she could keep her stories straight… BUT, let’s go on

On the RHOBH finale, Russell and Taylor’s marriage gets another bad rap when after Russell gives Taylor his lame birthday toast, Camera Lisa says that ‘she’s glad that Russell is married to Taylor and not her‘… Camera Lisa also says that ‘maybe Taylor likes the Beverly Hills lifestyle more than she cares about her own happiness.’

RHBHoriginalpoint.jpgKim, ‘Taylor’ and Lisa

Everyone is wondering why Taylor is staying with Russell… Wendy Williams comes straight to the point and ASKS Taylor why she puts up with Russell… from January 2011…

Right after, Wendy asks Taylor about her name change, but as I mentioned previously, full episodes are not available…


Shana Hughes graduates from Union HS in Tulsa, OK in 1989.  1994 she graduates college and works for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (she may have been known as Shanna Hughes or Shanna Ford when she was with Pfizer) and Medtronics.   Shana obviously liked the last name ‘Ford’ as she led people to believe that she was from the auto business ‘Ford’s from Detroit. (This really made me laugh, as everyone who knows anyone in the auto business knows that everyone lives in Bloomfield Hills…not Detroit.)

From the Taylor Armstrong Official Fan Page:  “Upon arriving in California, Taylor Armstrong set up a textile business of her own. (Upon arriving in CA, Taylor worked for CA Swimwear…) She fulfilled her longtime dream of being an entrepreneur, starting out by working at a start-up commerce company in Florida. (Where she and Russell tried to scam Allison, the author of the email in previous post…) She also picked up a few things by working for Pfizer and Medtronic along the way.”  In 2005 Taylor married Russell Armstrong and together, they have a four-year-old daughter named Kennedy.  ( Yeah… she has a fan site…

March 2010:  Taylor-Ford Armstrong was confirmed a cast member of RHOBH: (

September 2010:  Still using the name Taylor Ford-Armstrong (… “new Real Housewives of Beverly Hills couple Taylor Ford and Russell Armstrong”)

November 2010:  Taylor and Russell invest in Malibu Recovery Center (… this may not mean anything, but it’s good-to-know info…

So, one of the big questions is WHY is Taylor staying with Russell?…                      The answer dawned on me when I saw the following photo… IMO, photos say a lot:  First, I was struck by her expression.  She looks like a deer caught in headlights and also looks somewhat embarrassed and scared all at the same time… and then I looked at her arm. She is squeezing Russell’s hand so tight that the veins in her arm are popping up, also notice that SHE is holding Russell’s hand and it’s not reciprocated.  It’s almost like she’s saying, “Oh, God… do these people know about us?”

Taylor+Armstrong+Russell+Armstrong+Taste+Beverly+qn2rWv9sE1flTaylor Armstrong and Russell Armstrong - Taste of Beverly HillsAnother view

Taylor Armstrong and Russell Armstrong - "The Green Hornet" Premiere

Wow!  What a kiss!  Taylor is dominant and Russell looks like he would rather be scraping his elbows on a cheese grater than pretending he is interested in his wife.

Taylor Armstrong and Russell Armstrong - Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' "The Green Hornet" - Arrivals

Taylor is again dominant with her hand in a fist on Russell’s shoulder and Russell looks like he would rather put his head into a bag of rabid monkeys than pose for a photo.

IMO, Taylor ‘shana hughes taylor ford’ Armstrong and Russell Armstrong are pro scammers who have scammed their way to the top… they think they’ve hit it big time in Bev-er-lee Hills.   Taylor can’t leave Russell… not because of their daughter, Kennedy… but because Russell knows what’s going on between them and they’re in this together.

Kennedy and Russell do a DanceOK… shoot me, but little Kennedy isn’t that cute…

Just for the hell of it, here’s more stuff I found about these two:

Here’s Taylor and Russell’s House… it’s the one with the empty pool:

Here’s Russell and a healthier looking Taylor with Prince Charles:image description (for a larger photo see:  I’ll bet Russell never thought anyone would find that photo…   Makes me wonder if Taylor is the answer to the blind item post (… she does look much skinnier now than the Prince Charles photo   Hmmmmm…

Taylor made a very quick mention on WWHL that she is now working with (which is a site that I LOVE… YSL nail polish never chips and they sell it on their site for at least 50% off…). Of course, I emailed them to find out if Taylor was indeed associated with beautyticket… and here’s what they said:

YES – we are thrilled to announce that Taylor Armstrong has been named Chief Creative Director here at  Look for Taylor’s Tips and Tricks and Picks coming soon as well as videos showing how to get her looks and special kits made exclusivly for Taylor here at  We are really excited about all the ideas she is bringing to the company.

VIP Customer Care

Your VIP Pass to Beautiful Deals

I was blown away that Taylor is their ‘creative director’…are you kidding me beautyticket???  I wouldn’t take cooking tips from her let alone BEAUTY tips… has beautyticket LOOKED at Taylor lately???   Anyway, I replied…

My reply:  I asked about Ms. Armstrong because I wanted to make sure that the information she mentioned on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen was correct.  As a frequent customer of, I am extremely disappointed that you would have such a person representing your brand and I doubt very much if I will remain a customer.

Here’s their contact info to write them if you feel the same:

Phone: (800) 385-1386

Beauty Ticket, LLC
8350 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 102
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: “Taylor Armstrong” Taylor… shana hughes taylor ford… Armstrong, “Taylor Armstrong is a Big Fat Liar”

One of the sites on my ‘must read’ list is  The ‘Boss Lady‘ definitely has a way with words and always has something interesting to say.  WELL…I came across this photo of Russell and Taylor Armstrong on her site and it became crystal clear to me what’s going on with these two…

Taylor+Armstrong+Russell+Armstrong+Taste+Beverly+qn2rWv9sE1fl                                   Russell and Shana Hughes/Shana Taylor/Shana Ford/Shana Taylor Ford  Armstrong

BUT…before I get to what I have to say (coming in a separate post as I’m still verifying information), read what another fan of has to say about her and her husband meeting up with Russell and Taylor in 2004 in Boca:

“Recently a reader who goes by Allison found my site and stated she met Chankla Face and her husband back in 2004 at a restaurant in Miami and has a picture with them. I immediately emailed her and she responded back.

She was unable to send the picture for me to post, because her husband wasn’t down with that shit, since he don’t want to be associated with Chankla and Russell . Can’t blame him. But Allison is trying to convice him . She did however, give  me some more details on Chankla’s ghetto ass, gutter skank behavior. And how Russell was trying to pass Chankla off as  a royalty,  trustfund bitch,  from the Ford family in Oklahoma  and blah blah blah.

However my reader could tell that Chankla was a fake ass, trailer park fronter, because the bitch was all drunk off her ass acting like a skank  right out of Jerry Springer and making out with Russell in the back of these people’s Mercedes, whom they never met  !  Chankla was all a  rude,drunk,  condescending, obnoxious bitch and was not talking to Allison or her husband but instead making rude remarks about them to Russell. And not only that but get this!! Those two con artist got up to go use the bathroom and apparently jumped out through the bathrooms back windows and left Allison and her husband with  a huge ass bill !!! I BET! Specially with all that booze that skank must of drank!

All these shenanigans that Russell and Chankla were pulling out of their ass, were  geared to convince Allison and her husband to invest in some scam with Russell. So he can pay Chankla Face’s final surgery so that Dr. Frankenstein can completely make her look like those crocodile skin boots, she got in Mexico including the leather complexion and all.

Here is the email Allison send me, she said I could post it enjoy :

I love your website! It’s all about the ”Real” Truth!
Yes, I do have a photo of myself, my husband, Taylor, and Russell from back in 2004. My husband and I live in Boca Raton and we met Taylor and Russel in Boca and then we all drove down (in my husband’s car) to Miami (South Beach) to have dinner. At the time, Taylor and Russell were just dating. He was trying to get my husband to invest in some crazy deal – luckily my husband decided against it.
Taylor was very aloof – she did not say much about what she did for a living and her life – she was also rude and condescending. However, she did make sure that we were aware she was Taylor “Ford” from the Ford Motor Family of Oklahoma. I had such a strong feeling it was not true – she seemed more like white-trash dressed in Gucci than a trust-fund person – but I did not say anything about my feelings. Russell insisted to my husband that she was from the “Ford” family. They obviously were trying to impress us. If only Taylor had some manners, then perhaps we would have had some positive thoughts about her!
It was the worst night….because Taylor was so bizarre – she was so obnoxious and was very rude – I had never seen someone be that rude in my entire life. She was screaming (trying to be cute and flirty with Russell) in the car and then started making out with Russell in the back seat of our Mercedes. Russell was such a wimp…he didn’t even say anything to her about her rude and obnoxious behavior.
She was drunk when we picked them up at the hotel they were staying at – and she proceeded to get even more drunk at the restaurant (Prime 112 in South Beach). She did not speak to my husband or me and she kept making snide remarks about us to Russell (all while we were across from them at the same table). It also seemed like she was “high” on something, by the way she was acting, but I can not confirm that for sure. Finally, half way through the dinner they both got up to use the restroom and never came back! They left us with a huge bill (mostly from all the drinks they ordered) and when we called Russell to find out what happened to them, he did not answer his cell. The next day Russell called my husband – on the voicemaill he said that Taylor wanted to leave early to meet up with some celebrity – I forget which celebrity it was – who was in South Beach that night. My husband did not return the call. He was extremely turned off by their behavior.
I forgot about this terrible night, but when I saw Taylor on RHBH I knew I had met her somewhere – when I found out that her maiden name was “Ford” I remembered all of it. When I learned online that her real name is Shana Hughes Armstrong, I could not stop laughing!  She was so pretentious and snobby the night we were with her and it turns out she is a fraud!  The fact that she changed her entire name to appear as an “important” person is so sad, because it verifies just how very insecure she is – and also how much of a “social climber” she is.
After I realized this was the same Taylor that my husband and I met six years ago, I went through an old pile of photos and found a picture of the four of us, taken at Prime 112 restaurant in South Beach.
My husband does not want a picture of himself with Russell on the internet, becaues he does not want to be associated with Russell (Russell does not have the cleanest reputation in the financial industry) – but I promise I will try to talk him into it!
By the way, back in 2004 she had those horrendous lips too!  She didn’t have the extensions in and she wasn’t as skinny as she is now (she looks anorexic now).
Just thought you might find this interesting!
All the best,”

Mistaken Identity?

It was reported yesterday that an eyewitness saw the Real Housewives of Atanta‘s Nene Leakes getting into boyfriend, Charles Grant‘s car after Nene’s husband, Gregg Leakes and Grant got into a scuffle in a 24-hour grocery store parking lot.

Linnethia Leakes

Could the eyewitness have mistakenly identified Nene’s son, Bryson Bryant, for NFLer Charles Grant, Nene’s rumored boyfriend?  It’s a strong possibility…

Bryson Bryant (son) and Charles Grant (boyfriend)

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Adrienne Maloof and Taylor Armstrong on The Wendy Williams Show

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Adrienne Maloof and Taylor Armstrong were on The Wendy Williams Show the day of the RHOBH finale.

Wendy grills Taylor on her marriage to Russell and Wendy gets right to the point:

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Season One Finale…Recap

Holy crap! This finale was so full of high points, it’s hard to know where to begin… so let’s just start at the beginning:

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills finale opens in the limo with Kelsey and Camille on their way to the Tony Awards knowing that their marriage is over.

Over: Camille told her friend that she had decided to file for divorce because 'ultimately, he was already gone'

That’s probably why Camille saw the camera and hiked up her dress to show her legs.   When arriving at the Tonys, Camille exited the limo one leg at a time, inviting a crotch shot.  I would think that after all the limo exits Camille would know the proper etiquette for exiting:  to turn her entire body while still seated and exit the limo with her legs together.  Oh well, she’s on her way to singledom, so crotch shots for all!!!

Kyle visits her psychic, Miss SmileyPhoneyPsychic, who Kyle thinks is a thousand times better than Miss BlueSmokeUpYourButt.  Kyle brings a velvet covered box containing her mother!!! and a lock of her mother’s hair, which she gives to Miss SPP.

Kyle Richards ashes psychic 525x361 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season One, Episode 13 Recap: UnforgiveableKyle and her mother (in the box)

“Oh…I see trouble with you and another woman”… good guess there, SPP!  Oh, Kyle is so impressed with her top shelf psychic that she tells SPP all about her and Kim’s recent problems.   Note to Kyle:  Don’t you know by now how ‘psychics’ work?  They put out general statements that could apply to just about anyone and then wait for your reaction.  If they sense by your reaction that they’ve hit on something, they expound on that or they hope that their marks clients will tell them more… just like you did…so they can really tell you what you came to hear.  Kyle, you got a stoopid mark for your visit to the psychic.

Taylor is on her way to Villa Blanca where Lisa is just finishing up her meeting about her new Villa Blanca Cookbook.  Lisa wouldn’t scrape the cookbook title dump and call it ‘The Villa Blanca Skinny Cookbook’… or would she???  Oh, just never mind, that skanky title probably never even entered Lisa’s atmosphere or her area of LA or her Beverly Park estate or her Bentley to ever get to her brain, so just never mind.

Anyway, Lisa and Taylor have a sit down over a glass of rose and Lisa looks straight at Taylor and asks what Taylor said to Camille before they came down to the restaurant in NYC to cause all the turmoil that erupted and continues to fester.  Taylor tells Lisa that Kim wanted to talk about Camille’s self esteem.  Really, Taylor?  Seriously???  You gonna sit there and tell Lisa, who is trying to bring about harmony and goodwill towards all youz Beverly Hills biatches that Kim approached YOU to talk about Camille’s self-esteem???  Taylor was fluttering her eyes, so (according to Dr. Lillian Glass) that is a ‘tell’ when someone is lying.  Taylor you just lied to Lisa… you earned one stoopid point.  Lisa ends the conversation by suggesting to Taylor that she straighten things out with Kim…   Oh, Lisa…

Camera Lisa says, “My husband and I.”  I don’t know what else she said, because she just misused the proper noun “I” and this irritates me to no end.  Lisa, in this instance, should have said, “My husband and ME.”  I just cannot get past that Lisa did not know this. Excuse me while I go off on a small rant here… oh never mind, just look up how to use ‘me and I’ for yourselves.  Lisa, gets a quarter of a stoopid point for mangling the English language…Lisa, I expected more from you…

Kim enters the Cristophe Salon to see Thierry (that’s French for Terry… why don’t they just spell it Terry for God’s sake???) for makeup tips ’cause in her 46 years, she just didn’t see the need for knowing how to apply her makeup.

Kim Richards makeup 525x364 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season One, Episode 13 Recap: UnforgiveableKim getting makeup tips from Terry

OK, I can understand that, ’cause if you’re a child star, your makeup is done by the set’s union makeup artist, so really, why would Kim have to know how to do her own makeup?  Then Kim tells how it was living with her ex-husband:  the gates would open, the butler would open the front door and she and her ex would be out back in chefs hats and sweats.  Chef hats and sweats???  Kim: everyone knows that when you wear a tocque (that’s French for chefs hat) and sweats, you put your makeup on… what is wrong with her!? Camera Kim explains that she has been the money maker for her entire family since she was a little girl and she bought everything, their house and even Kyle’s first car, but Kyle forgets all that.  Note to Kim:  Oh, you think you have it bad with Kyle?  How about having 6…yes, s-i-x sisters, like me??  You need to call me and I can tell you some stories about sisters… maybe you won’t feel so bad.  Kim gets a half stoopid point for complaining about 1, o-n-e, sister.

Taylor is carrying Snowball, Russell’s gift to daughter Kennedy for her fourth birthday, and she and her friend, Serena sit on the patio sofa to chat about Snowball’s future.   Taylor has made a decision and,  strictly for little Kennedy’s health, is ‘reluctantly’ handing Snowball over to Serena.  What?…a decision for kennedy’s health?  Poor Snowball.  What is Taylor going to tell Kennedy?  Kennedy is four-years-old, so how are you going to explain to her that her dog is gone?   Taylor, you never liked that dog anyway and you wanted to get rid of him from the first time you laid eyes on him… and now you’re blaming it on Kennedy’s health!?  I hope you’re going to tell little Kennedy that Snowball is living with all the other animals at your cousin’s farm instead of the cruel truth, that you never liked Snowball to begin with and you couldn’t wait to get rid of him and that he was getting on your last nerve so badly that you were about to drive him out to Compton and let him loose to be eaten up by pitbulls.  Taylor, you are plain mean and you hate all animals and for that, you got another stoopid point.

Off to Lisa and Ken’s abode, where Cedric is diving into the pool.  Lisa is lounging with Giggy and Picachu, which Cedric has disrupted as he emerges from the cee-ment pond.


Ken joins Lisa on her double lounge and suspects that Cedric is sitting in the lounge next to Ken and Lisa’s doing a full monty under his towel (he’s not).  Ken gently starts to explain to Cedric that it’s time for him to get on with his life.  (interpretation: Yo!  37-year-old guy…get the hell outta my house!) Poor Cedric looks stunned and asks what he’s done that Ken, and now Lisa, want him to leave.  Ken tells Cedric that, ‘It’s what you haven’t done, Cedric old chap, old nut, old zed…   Well, Cedric is gobsmacked and explains that in Italy parents keep their children in their homes until they’re 50…nice try, Cedric… you know Ken and Lisa are not going for that crap.  Ken wants his own life back with just him and Lisa in their home and tells Cedric that he can visit any time, but you are not pulling a Kato on us, so you have got to go.  Cedric wants so badly to be a part of a family unit… blah, blah, blah.  Cedric:  you are 37, you cannot relive your childhood and pretend like you’re Ken and Lisa’s kid… please pack up your knives and go, the tribe has spoken, see ya later decorator, get out, vamoosh, buh-bye.  Cedric earns 5 stoopid points for being a 37-year-old cry baby.  Get out and get over it, Cedric…

It’s Taylor’s birthday and Camera Taylor says that Russell is throwing her a birthday party…as she sadly looks off into the distance… back to that in a minute.

DD is carrying glasses of wine to have a chat listen to Camille.  Camille tells DD how awful Kelsey has been and how he’s torn up her family and she’s so distraught that she just can’t do anything at all and she just cannot go to Taylor’s party and celebrate while her entire life is being ripped in pieces, torn to shreds, split in two, mutilated, ruptured, burst, mangled, gashed and snapped.

Heartbreak: While the sisters fought, Camille Grammer revealed the details of the end of her marriage to a friend while still clearly wearing her wedding ringCamille with her frozen face, hugging DD

Poor DD puts on her sympathy face, with eyes welling up, and has to listen to Camille and listen to Camille and listen to Camille…poor DD.   Camera Camille tells more about her embarrassing breakup:  the she went to Kelsey’s NY apartment and had to show ID ’cause they didn’t know she was MRS. Kelsey Grammer…oh, Camille’s gonna find out who was impersonating her and when she finds out, all hell’s gonna break loose on that woman.  OH!  It’s Kayte Walsh.  Camille, darling, Kelsey is engaged now and he’s going to marry Kayte Walsh, the British Air flight attendant.  Camera Camille looks almost convincing, what with the almost tears and how she went on about how hard this has all been on her… Note to Camille:  Sorry, it’s not working… the story’s out about your Christmas tree trimming evening and how you shed a tear over Kelsey.  A tear, one, uno, single, solitary… not two, not three, not even enough to soak a kleenex, but A tear. Puh-leeze.  You’ll be just fine.  DD will be there to listen to you, along with your house manager, nannies, Nick and varied and assorted man friends that will soon be keeping you company… along with your $50 million other friends.  Camille gets three stoopid points for phoniness.

On to Taylor’s par-tay… Adrienne and Paul arrive first with their PR person, Howard Bragman and we’re introduced to Melody, Kim’s BFF… back to that in a minute.

Camille is still talking to DD about her marriage… how she had been reduced to nothing, Kelsey didn’t like her to go out, have friends (unless she paid for them) and she was forced to file for divorce because Kelsey, the Kelsey she knew, just wasn’t there anymore. Enough about Camille… back to the party…

We finally get a look at the STAR of the RHOBH Season One finale… Adrienne Maloof’s sparkle shoes…  back to the party…

$2795 Gianmarco Lorenzi ‘Gregory’ Shoes

Kyle, Maurico and Kyle’s 21-year-old daughter, Farrah arrive; Lisa and Ken arrive.   Kyle mentions Kim is always late for everything and, on cue, Kim arrives and is met by Melody, her BFF.  Everyone kiss-kiss, you look great, love the dress… over to Kim being led by Lisa to see her ex-blind date, Martin, and Martin looks totally disinterested in Kim, so Kim slinks off with Melody… over to Adrienne and Paul with Paul trying to get Adrienne to eat, but Adrienne just wants a diet Coke and she seems a little pissy with Paul.  Who can blame her?  Paul was going to Pebble Beach to play golf with Mark ‘Marky Mark’ Wahlberg until Adrienne gave him an ultimatum:   your wife or Marky Mark, but Paul saw it as birthday party or golf.  Interesting.  Anyway, Kyle whispers into Lisa’s ear, “Kim’s acting drunk.”


Russell, Taylor’s husband, gets everyone’s attention to propose a toast to Taylor, which obviously, Russell spent the past week getting prepared for this toast.  The words were so heartfelt, genuine and caring.  Russell had so much emotion and love when he toasted his wife saying ‘Happy 30th birthday and you look so hot for a 30-year-old.’  Geez, Russell, you could have at least slipped in some French words to make it sound a little better and romantic, but you came off like you just met the woman… that’s all you got to say is ‘happy birthday’ and ‘you’re hot’????   I have no words…just no words.  Russell gets 10 stoopid points for being a total jerk a**hole of a husband.

Camera Lisa says that maybe Taylor likes the Beverly Hills lifestyle more than she cares about her own happiness and glad that Russell is Taylor’s husband and not Lisa’s.   Oh Lisa…how do you get everything so right???  Your quarter stoopid point is erased.

Taylor, taking Lisa’s advice to straighten things out with Kim, approaches Kim to talk (again) about NY.  Taylor tells Kim that Kyle needed her in NY and Kim wasn’t there for her.  Kyle hears her name and jumps right into the conversation with ‘are you talking about me?!’   Lisa and then Adrienne come over and everyone at the party is looking side-eyed at the bunch.  Kim says that she doesn’t even go to lunch with any of them and doesn’t enjoy any of their company.  Kim is finger pointing at Kyle and says, ‘You better watch your step.’

It's over: Season one of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills ended in an explosive fight between Kim and Kyle Richards

Ken and Paul are commiserating from the sidelines about what’s going on over there with their wives and the other women.  Kim says to Taylor, ‘Do me a favor and stay away from me’  and Taylor shoots back, ‘It’s my party, you stay away from me!’

Kim says that she hates conflict and notices that the entire party is watching the group argue.  Kim is crying and she leaves the party with BFF Melody (and is never seen again).

Girl fight: The argument initially started between Taylor and Kim but ended up including all the women

Kyle explains that Kim takes advantage of her and there’s so much resentment in their skewed relationship, then adds that their mother died worrying about Kim and wanting Kyle to protect Kim.  Adrienne suggests that Kyle talk with Kim and maybe they should get some therapy to help them.  Kyle says it’s too late for that.

Kim is in the limo, joined by Martin and then Adrienne.  They are both trying to console Kim while driving around in the limo.  Adrienne thinks that Kim might just be lonely and Kim says, ‘I like being alone.’  The limo stops, the door opens and Kyle wants to know what’s going on in here, then jumps in.  Holy good Lord!   The finger pointing starts again…

Cutting it off: Kyle told Kim that all the help she had given her was over and she was on her own

Kyle is finger pointing at Kim and says that Kim needs to get help and that Kyle is tired of taking care of Kim, calling Kim a liar, sick and an alcoholic.  Kyle told Kim that she’s tired of Mauricio treating Kim like his second wife, sending Kim money every month.

Bitter feud: Kyle was enraged by her sister and the fight escalated to her calling Kim delusional and an alcoholic

Talk to the Hand Bitch!

Kim yells that Kyle stole her house and Kyle goes after Kim (For just a split second, I thought they were on a bus.). Adrienne (scanning the entire limo looking for the ejection seat button) is in the middle of Kyle and Kim and wants them to communicate with each other to help understand each other.  While Kyle is getting up and out of the limo, she says that ‘help is over, we’re done.’   Mauricio was there when the limo door opened, wondering what in the hell went on.

The last shot of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is that of Kim… sobbing and left all alone, by herself, no one else there in the limo…

Over: Everyone got out of the limo leaving Kim sobbing on her own

Updates after the finale:

Kim and Kyle went weeks without talking.  Their kids are now trying to broker a truce between them.

Cedric and Lisa had an argument as he was moving out.  They haven’t spoken since.

Taylor struggles in her marriage.  Snowball is happy (Yeah??  Well, Kennedy is not.)

Adrienne and Paul are still the Bickersons.   Adrienne says she is not responsible for Paul’s broken noses.

Kim‘s family checked her into rehab.  She checked herself out a week later.  One day at a time.

Camille is living in Malibu and fighting for custody of her kids.

NOTE:  None of this would have happened if they all would have just used some French words.

Nene Leakes Husband in Fight…

Mind you, is reporting this as a RUMOR… but, you know how rumors are (most of them are TRUE!)…   Soooo, maybe those RUMORS about Nene being pregnant are true…

Nene Leakes


January 20, 2011. Here’s a breaking report, sent in by an MTO spy:


“Just seen NeNe Leakes of Atlanta Housewives with [a man who looked like] NFL football player, Charles Grant outside a 24-hour supermarket just minutes after 1:00AM in Alpharetta, GA.

While [the man] and NeNe’s husband, Greg, wrestled for what seemed to be car keys. The altercation lasted about 10 minutes but was stopped by an officer in a private security vehicle. NeNe Leakes left the scene as a passenger in what appeared to be [the new BF’s] vehicle.”


Charles Grant, Nene Leakes

Gregg and Nene Leakes



Danielle’s Show Promo..

Ex-cast member of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Danielle Staub‘s new show, ‘Social‘, will premiere February 9 on Wealth TV.

The first guest that Danielle ‘socializes’ with is Sir Ivan…here’s the promo video:

More here:

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Guess The Housewife…

A VERY interesting blind item posted on

Housewife Enjoys A Morning Bump

CDAN – Which Real Housewife (in a city currently airing) enjoys a little wake me up c*caine every morning?

Click here to read the comments/guesses:

Nene Explaining and Apologizing…

Ms. Nene Leakes talked with (more like tryin’ to bulls*** and tried to explain what really happened on the bus (yeah… OK, Nene explain away), what Jermaine Dupree really said (more explainin’) and why she might not be back for the next season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta (if you have so many irons in the fire, maybe you should go ahead with one of them):

Real Housewives of Atlanta

What did Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes think when she saw herself get into a screaming match with on-again, off-again friend Kim Zolciak?

“It’s an embarrassing thing to see as a mother and as an adult,” Leakes said in an interview Tuesday. “I apologize to my viewers and fans, and to my children and family and friends who love and care about me. …I apologize to them for them having to see me stoop to such a trashy level.  When you fool with trash, it can get all over you.”  Leakes and Zolciak seemed to be in an OK place — i.e. alternating between back-biting and sniping about the other wives over wine — all-season long. But in Sunday’s volatile bus blow-out, the friendship that survived the war over “Tardy for the Party” and an alleged choking reached an end.  At least, that’s how Leakes sees it.  “That was totally it for me,” she said.

Leakes explained to what viewers didn’t see during that episode — including what Jermaine Dupree really said about Zolciak — and why she’s unsure about her future on Real Housewives.

Buh-bye Nene What set you off? It seemed sudden when you got really upset over Kim inviting Don Juan and Sweetie to stay in the house during Cynthia’s Miami weekend.
NeNe Leakes:
That’s not what started it for me. You have to understand that there was a lot going on that you guys didn’t get to see. That argument lasted probably for two hours. I didn’t want to get on the bus, let’s be very clear about that. I had been around Kim and [her assistant] Sweetie before, when they call each other “b—-” and “dumb b—-” and “do this,” “do that,” it doesn’t have anything to do with being black, but I find it offensive to sit around and listen to that all day long.  Also, I was going through my own personal stuff. What was going on with you at that time that?
It was a very, very bad time. I was not healthy at the time, and [Leakes’ husband] Greg and I were in a real bad place in our marriage. I really shouldn’t have been on the bus. Everyone that I worked with knew that I shouldn’t have been on the bus — so, they probably wanted me to be on the bus for those reasons. Did you feel obligated to stick up for Sweetie?
I’m not sticking up for Sweetie, I’m just saying I couldn’t take it anymore. When I entered the bus, everybody was complaining. They only show me complaining, but everyone complained… Kandi, Kandi’s backup singers, everyone. Yes, Sweetie wants to be talked to that way, fine, but it’s offensive when you around a group of people to just sit there and say those words all day long. By the time Kim said Don Juan and Sweetie should stay at the house, I was like, “No! They can’t!” I was saying that, but really I meant, “I really have had it with you.” That’s really what I was saying to Kim. Prior to the bus, were you and Kim OK with each other?
Yeah, we were cool prior to being on the bus. We were on speaking terms. We were cool. Because you visited specifically to watch her and Kandi perform on tour, right?
Right. But being friends with Kim, if you knew her, you’d know you have to walk on egg shells. She’s always offended. Mind you, she can say anything she wants to say to you or about you — but you can’t say nothing about her or who she’s dating. She can ask you all the questions she wants, and make all the jokes and comments she wants, but you can’t do the same with her. Going into a relationship with her is one-sided. The moment you got out of your seat, what happened there?
I got up out of my seat because I feel like Kim is a child. I feel like you need to get up, like you would do for your child, get down to their level, look them dead in the eye, and say, “I’m not playing with you. I am dead serious. You need to shut your mouth now.” That’s what I feel she needs. It’s almost like you need to wake that b—- up. My intentions were to get in her face and let her know, “Listen, don’t play with me. I’ve had it.” Then I sat down, and we argued again. We argued until we got to Miami. She was very upset that you brought up her name to Jermaine Dupree. Fair? Leakes: I asked him about Kim and Kandi. You guys didn’t see all of it, but he had very good comments to say about “Tardy for the Party” — and he had bad things to say about Kandi. It’s funny how they decided to play Kim, because they knew Kim would take offense. That’s how she is, whether it’s negative or not you can never bring her name up. Had they played what he said about Kandi, she probably would have said, “Alright, whatever,” and let it go.

And it was nothing! All I said was, “Do you think people should get in the business at 20 or is it OK at like 32, which Kim’s age?… She sang ‘Tardy for the Party.’ Have you heard of it before?” And he was like “Yes, I’ve heard of it. It was a good song. I like the beat.” And I was like, “Do you think she can sing?” And he said, “Now I didn’t say all that.” He was really playful with it. His delivery was really nice. Of course, they didn’t play all that. It’s [an interviewer’s] job to ask the questions that the viewers want to hear the answers to. It was simply my job. Is there something about Kim that’s made you angry in general? You seemed to be more angry this season…
I don’t know what show you’re watching, but I think I’ve had a good season. You’ve seen for the past several episodes me working at 11 Alive. Early on in this season, there was a clip of me and Dwight going at it, and one of me and Greg, and the time when I talked to my son, but those things happened awhile ago.

Just being friends, well, not friends, but being an associate of Kim is just a stressful thing. I’ve been married for 14 years, so for me to even hang out with a chick who’s sleeping with a married man was already stressful. I had to hear it from my husband and girlfriends who are hanging around me like, “You really need to cut her off.” Big Poppa and his wife lived in my neighborhood at the time, so I was getting it from everybody. They were like, “You need to not hang out with her.” … No, I just think that Kim not a genuine person. I lost my temper, for sure, but I feel like anyone would lose their temper if they had been sitting around not being able to get off that bus. You said in October that you and Kim were fine, that you had “love-hate relationship” and that she was “hilarious.”  Then on Sunday’s Watch What Happens Live!, you said you haven’t spoken to her in six months.
Well, see, I’m on a show, and I guess you know that, and there are only certain things I can say until you guys see the episode. So when you guys are seeing an episode when we’re cool, I have to say, “We’re cool.” I can’t be like, “No, we’re not cool.” Then I would be giving away storyline. Or you could not say anything at all. So to clarify, in October you were not cool with Kim?
I haven’t spoken to Kim in six months. I will never speak to Kim ever again. Did you ever consider not participating in the show because of what was happening in your personal life?
Oh, absolutely! The whole time I was shooting this show, not one person — and I mean from the top of Bravo to the damn bottom — not one person said, “Let me sit down and just talk to you. How are doing? How are you really handling this situation? How is it that you’re able to get up and go to work and send Brent off to school every day and really be able to shoot and do all of these things and take criticism?” I would really have appreciated that. Why did you keep going?
I had to. I had to continue to work. I have to provide. But I’m not excited about doing a fourth season, I’ll tell you that. But are you considering it?
Nope. Right now, I’m just not interested in doing a fourth season. I don’t know if I would change my mind later. With everything going on in my life, I can’t work with a bunch of women who are non-supportive. I can’t work with a bunch of women who don’t support one another. I just can’t work like that anymore. For my own sanity. Let’s say this was your last season. What else are you working on right now?
Leakes: I have a lot of irons in the fire. Let’s just say that.

Nene’s big mouth goin’ off

NOTE:   IMO, Andy Cohen and Bravo had a little talk with Nene about her aggressive behavior on RHOA and gave her the option of either being publicly fired or letting her quit to save face.  Nene has been dropping hints before this interview that she will not be back next season.   The precedent for bad behavior was set on Bravo’s Top Chef when Cliff Crooks was asked to leave after he pinned Marcel Vigneron down and tried to shave his hair. Nene should not get a pass for attacking Kim…twice!

Photos of ‘Nasty’ Nene just for the hell of it:

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: A Look Back…From Casting to Filming

Taylor Armstrong to be the “business woman” in the group.  (

Let’s take a look back at how the RHOBH evolved… from the casting call to filming

March 21, 2010… the original casting call:

> Evolution Media, producers of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,”
> is casting its next show in the Beverly Hills area. We are seeking
> upscale, affluent women living fabulous and glamorous lives.
> Bravo is looking for outgoing, exciting, strong, focused women who
> reside in and around the Beverly Hills area that want to share their
> lives. We are looking for women who are lively and energetic, with
> defined opinions and views. Our featured women should have busy lives,
> be involved with the community, have a strong work ethic, and an active
> social calendar. Most importantly, they should be enjoying the good
> life.
> The women, significant others and families must be open to sharing
> their experiences with the producers and the television audience.
> Please email your: name, age, a bit about you, where you live, a
> current photo(s) and a contact phone number!

Thought of a few names that could really elevate the show from the nasty not-so-real or even realistically wealthy Real Housewives elsewhere on their other shows. Money is hardly about show, showing off and showing down.  Money in Beverly Hills does not give you bragging rights – in fact it’s purpose is to allow you to live far above that.

For a very long time, Bravo and Evolution deliberated over 2 groups of 5 very qualified women. And along the way word on the streets of Beverly Hills changed and swayed …

…but it became very clear Kyle Richards would be the shoe-in.

Kyle is beautiful and very well known around town. She is sister of Kim Richards, a very much loved child actress from Race to Witch Mountain and also Tuff Turf with James Spader! Kyle and her husband Mauricio Umansky were living in Bel Air near Mulholland – though the home was recently for sale.

The second Beverly Hills Housewife is a woman named Lisa Todd who was once Lisa Vanderpump and quite a sexy dish on Baywatch. Lisa married Kenneth Todd, a realtor, and lives in Beverly Park. Lisa and Kyle are said to be good friends.

The third Beverly Hills Housewife is really the one to watch when the show airs, and even as it begins taping this month in March.

This woman is  Adrienne Maloof.

Adrianne Maloof is important for so many reasons to Bevelry Hills, California and the West Coast for indusrial, financial and social reasons. She is the daughter of Colleen & George J. Maloof, Sr., and sister of the four Maloof brothers Joe Maloof, Gavin Maloof, George J. Maloof, Jr. and Phil Maloof.

These are big names in Las Vegas and throughout California. They have owned the Sacramento Kings and the home stadium, ARCO Arena, and The Palms hotel and casino in Las Vegas. George Maloof, Jr. is the most high-profile of all the children and is a regular with younger celebrity circles, like Paris Hilton, etc.

E! News recently claimed to know the final two housewives, as had numerous other websites throughout the last year, including Nicole Richie’s mom, Kelsey Grammer’s wife and Kyle Richard’s sister.

Obviously Kyle’s sister could be an obvious choice, but why Bravo would lose 1/5 of their story lines since the two are always together and that could really just up being one for the price of two. We have also heard one of Adrienne’s bff’s could be cast, name will not be mentioned PER BRAVO’s polite request.  And the rumors about Kelsey Grammer’s wife and Nicole Richie’s mom … well, we havent heard anything about those two … yet.

Production of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills officially begins in March and the cast has a 10 month commitment.


BRAVO finally announces the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills!!

  1. Adrienne Maloof (who we know as the Maloof’s sister who throws the best Christmas party in town)
  2. Kyle & Kim Richards (who we know as Nicky & Paris Hilton’s aunts)
  3. Lisa Todd Vanderpump (who we know as a Baywatch babe and co-owner of a newer restaurant on Camden and Brighton)
  4. Taylor Ford Armstrong (who we know as a philanthropist and Kyle’s friend)
  5. Camille Grammer  (Kelsey Grammer’s wife and in playboy magazine)

From 2009:

“We hear Kyle & Kim Richards, aunts of Paris Hilton, are signed to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills …”

Though Bravo has not confirmed it, there are several reports that at least one of Kathy Hilton’s beautiful sisters could very well be the belle of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which officially begins production in March!

Bravo has been deliberating between two groups of five hopeful Beverly Hills housewives  since the Spring but production will begin in March, which means its decision time!

“Bravo wanted to build the cast around some Hiltons, yes Kyle is one of them, I think Kim too … but it ain’t over till the fat lady sings ” – an anonymous source close to the project.

Source also says Lisa Todd, owner of Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills, and a close friend of Kyle, is in the running as well.

Sources also say it’s possible Kim will be cast or else she could be featured in sister Kyle’s scenes.

The source says:

“Production officially begins in March and the cast has a 10 month commitment.   Bravo is continuing with callbacks now for the remaining spots on the show.”

Kim Richards and Kyle Richards, sisters of Kathy Hilton, is also the aunt of Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton! First Paris, then Kathy, even Nicky’s boyfriend David Katzenberg has a semi-scripted show on MTV now called “Hard Times”. It makes sense that Kathy’s sisters would follow.

Kyle Richards (born in Hollywood in 1969) is an L.A. native and is five years apart from Kim Richards (born 1964) and ten years apart from Kathy Hilton (nee Kathy Richards, born 1959).

Kyle has been on niece Paris’s two reality series The Simple Life and My New BFF. She is married to Mauricio Umansky, a realtor in Beverly Hills and Beverly Park, at Hilton and Hyland, the same place Paris’ dad Rick Hilton works.

Kim and Kyle were both accomplished actresses …

Kim Richards: Escape to Witch Mountain (1975), No Deposit, No Return (1976) and Return to Witch Mountain (1978), Black Snake Moan (2006), Tuff Turf (1985), Meatballs Part II (1984), “Diff’rent Strokes” (1979), “Little House on the Prairie” (1974)

Kyle Richards: “ER” (21 episodes, 1998-2006), “Little House on the Prairie”, Halloween (1979), and episodes of “Love Boat”, “Fantasy Island”, and “Beverly Hills, 90210″. She also played the younger version of her sister’s character in “Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)”. Both sisters were on “Disneyland.”

Kyle and her husband Mauricio Umansky were living in Bel Air near Mulholland – the home is currently for sale for $2,925,000, lowered from $3,450,000.

Lisa Todd aka Lisa Vanderpump Todd co-owns Villa Blanca in Bev Hills with her husband Ken Todd, a British restaurateur. Lisa is/was an actress; she appeared in “Baywatch” during the mid-1990′s.

If these two are in the show, we will likely be visiting them at their really pretty home in Beverly Park. Pictures of Lisa Todd’s house in Beverly Park:

Last year the network was still deliberating over two groups of five ladies that had been selected over the summer.  Bravo’s Real Housewives of Orange County was cast in much the same process – asking casting directors to develop two story-lines around two different casts – and then letting Bravo executives and producers pick between the two.

Bravo was so amped up about the Richards sisters that they have been working with them to develop an agreeable storyline and maybe even cater to their schedules. Bravo has been quiet about their unexpected delay in casting and it’s almost certainly something along these lines.

The network’s call backs for those extra three spots are still happening:

1. not caucasian (out of running – name will not be revealed)

2. has lots of brothers (cast!! cant mention named – per Bravo!) *This was ADRIANNE!

3. an L.A. native (out of running – name will not be revealed)

4. flies (out of running – name will not be revealed)

5. something O (out of running – name will not be revealed)

6. rhymes with Yale (out of running – name will not be revealed)

7. Brentwood dweller (out of running – name will not be revealed)

8. Has 3 names! (cast!! cant mention named – per Bravo!) **This was Taylor Ford Armstrong!!

9. as for the rumor spreading about Nicole Richie’s mother – none of our sources have reported this, yet.  Not cast.

So says Bravo at last ~ March 10, 2010 circa 11:30am ~

The hit Bravo franchise heads to the glamorous city that defines luxurious wealth and pampered privilege, a city where being seen and who you know is everything – Beverly Hills. This one-hour docu-series is being produced by Evolution Media (“The Real Housewives of Orange County”) for Bravo with Douglas Ross, Greg Stewart, Kathleen French and Dave Rupel as executive producers, and Alex Baskin as co-executive producer.

(Thank you “Caroline from DT”!!!)

jillzarin Fan ‘Adores’ Her…Sad

For everyone wondering about the ‘Aussie girl‘ who has tunnel vision when it comes to Real Housewives of New York‘s jillzarin, she replied to a question I submitted to her earlier this month.  I thought that ‘Aussie girl’ s view of jz would start to crack and she would begin to see the real jillzarin as she continues her communication with her, but it looks like that’s not gonna happen.  ‘Aussie girl‘s view of jillzarin is stuck on ‘worship.’

This is my final post on about ‘Aussie girl‘ and jz… ‘Aussie girlis a hopeless case.

Ally, jillzarin (with Ginger) and Richard Belzer looking completely embarrassed that he got caught in a photo op with jillzarin…

Q:  What did JillZarin send you for Christmas?  A note, her book, an acknowledgement of your adoration…anything? Thanks!

A: I didn’t expect anything. I don’t adore her to get acknowledgement. But she does acknowledge The Gingerettes and I. I have talked to her via twitter and emails plenty of times, where she has praised and said thank you. Jill is such a beautiful person and she doesn’t have to prove her self to anyone by giving things. To me words are very powerful. xo

jillzarin after reading ‘Secrets of a Jewish Mother’…

NOTE: Geez, you would think that with all the free publicity ‘Aussie girl’ gives jillzarin via her ‘Gingerettes’ site, that jillzarin would send the girl a copy of her book!    OH…. hold the phone…according to tweets between ‘Aussie girl’ and jillzarin, there are only 86 Gingerettes!  No wonder jillzarin didn’t send her a book!!!

Tweets: (Gingerettes tweets not shown…they are not a celeb.  Hmmm…in that case, jillzarin’s tweets shouldn’t be shown either.)

My Original Post:

Kandi Koated Moves

While I was looking for something else, I came across this video from November 2009 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member, Kandi Burruss and Fantasia doing some stripper moves during rehearsal. This video (and its extended version) was pulled from YouTube by Kandi, but it keeps poppin’ up!

NOTE: Is that really Fantasia’s voice? It has gotten higher since her American Idol days. And, did you know that the movie (Disney’s Fantasia, released in 1940) was named after her? Yeah… OK… we’ll just let her keep on believing’ that…

NENE LEAKES: NayNay On WWHL After Show With Iman…Oh, No No Nene…

‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star (in her own mind), Nene Leakes, appeared with Iman on last night’s Watch What Happens Live! with Andy Cohen. It has been at least six months since the actual filming of RHOA and Nene still brings up Kim every chance she gets.  Within minutes of WWHL, Nene is talking about Kim.

Nene has quickly become an irritating loudmouthed boughetto attention hog and a very poor loser.

Nene Leakes and Kim Zolciak

IMO, Nene is clearly jealous of Kim Zolciak personally and what teeny little singing career Kim has going with Kandi Burrus.  Jealous enough to nearly strangle Kim…again! The first time Nene assaulted Kim was in July, 2009 and a police report was filed against Nene; however, Kim dropped the charges.

Watching Iman with Nene, the contrast is crystal clear.  It is easy to see that Iman is everything Nene wishes she were:  beautiful, calm, poised and self confident.

Why does Andy Cohen encourage, promote and put up with Nene?

Watch the WWHL After Show, Part I…  Nene calls Sweetie a ‘monster with lip gloss’ and sings her ‘theme song’ for Andy:

WWHL After Show, Part II:

NOTE: Nene is the founder of the Twisted Hearts Foundation, which aims to help battered women… this is ironic as Nene has assaulted Kim twice on camera.  Nene needs therapy for her anger issues.

The Real Housewives of NY… What’s Up With Cindy Barshop?

The ‘Real Housewives of New York, Season Four, premieres Tuesday, February 15.  The illustration above is Bravo’s PR photo for the new season.

All of the Housewives look their typical selves… but what’s up with newbie Housewife Cindy Barshop?   IMO, she’s dressed like a sophomore on break from NYU!

According to her bio on Bravo’s site, Cindy, 46, is an accomplished business woman, owning several ‘Completely Bare‘ spas in NY and FL, and she is the mother of one-year old twin girls.

Cindy Barshop… a little better than the Bravo PR photo…

Cindy’s  ‘Completely Bare‘ spas were put on the map by offering ‘vajazzeling‘ … the ‘vajazzeling technique’ was explained by Jennifer Love Hewitt on ‘The George Lopez Show:’

So, back to Cindy’s ‘look’ on the Bravo PR photo…

Note to Cindy:

You can be friends with Koo-Koo Kelly, but please don’t take fashion advice from her…or take ANY advice from her.

Sincerely, Your Friend… SH

Let’s Visit Phaedra Parks!

Let’s start off the week by visiting another Real Housewives of Atlanta home… the home of Phaedra Parks, as published in the Atlanta Constitution…
Entertainment attorney Phaedra Parks has gained recognition after being cast on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.  The Athens native's new family -- she married Apollo Nida last November -- was integral to her decision to join the cast of the reality TV show. "I was approached by Bravo. I worked with Bravo on the second season as an attorney for one of the castmates on the show. The casting experience might have been a little different for me because of that relationship," Parks says.
Entertainment attorney Phaedra Parks has gained recognition after being cast on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The Athens native’s new family was integral to her decision to join the cast. ”I was approached by Bravo. I worked with Bravo on the second season as an attorney for one of the castmates on the show. The casting experience might have been a little different for me because of that relationship,” Parks says.
Parks has lived in her 4,100-square-foot brick home for nine years. It has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. ”My interior is transitional,” she says. ”My (home’s) interior blends traditional and contemporary characteristics that are unified by color and design choices.” Taupes and purples were used in her living room.
“I did not use a designer because I love to create and decorate myself,” Parks says. “However, I did consult with Rion Price, who is a very well-known interior designer, for advice on placement choices of furniture and wallpaper, which is my weakness. I used custom wallpaper to compliment and accent my furniture and paint choices.” One of the custom wallpapers can be seen in the dining room.
Promise Fulfilled,” an original work of art that is Parks’ favorite piece, is mounted beside a window and her son’s tall chair in the breakfast nook. It was created by Kevin Williams, an Atlanta resident whose work has been commissioned by Bernie Mac and Oprah Winfrey. “I love social pieces that really tell a historical perspective of what education means to different cultures,” Parks says.
I love wallpaper,” Parks says. Custom-designed wallpaper was used in the study (shown), formal dining room, an accent wall in the guest room, over the fireplace in the living room, the nook in the foyer and each of the five bathrooms.
Christmas is the fondest memory in my home” Parks says. “I love to cook and entertain. Every Christmas I cook dinner for my family and friends. I usually have 25-plus guests.”
Parks transformed her basement into an in-law/guest suite with a private entrance, full kitchen and bathroom. Another of the custom wallpapers, this one with black chandelier outlines on a hot pink background, accent the toilet and vanity.
“The family area and the basement (shown) are usually the most popular gathering areas. I am an avid gardener,” Parks says. “I have an English-style flower garden. Grandiflora and Knock Out roses, as well as Asiatic, Easter and Stargazer lilies, are the highlight of my garden.” On gambling with her credibility, Parks thinks, “My clients all know who I am … I was very forthcoming with them when I made the decision to do the show. They are all a part of the process.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast is immortalized in a vivid portrait montage that Bravo’s Andy Cohen gave Parks “to celebrate the third season of the show.” One week before her Housewives debut, Parks hadn’t seen any of the episodes. ” I always try to realize that people don’t know this part of me, she says. This gives people the opportunity to see me at home and on an intimate, personal level. I just hope the true me shines through.”
“I collect political art and cultural pieces that are unique to the country I am visiting,” Parks says. “I love my Ghanaian masks, and my original artwork from local artists in London. I have a vast signed guitar collection that includes The Police, Sting, Faith Hill and Sheryl Crow. I love the sexiness of a guitar.”
Another of Parks’ collectibles is an autographed throwback jersey from ex-Falcons quarterback Michael Vick.   It hangs in the recreation room.
“I love to entertain,” Parks says. “However, with my busy career and extensive travel schedule, my entertaining at home is often limited. My last gathering at my home was a month ago. I had 50 guests over for a sip-and-see to celebrate the birth of my firstborn.” When she does have people over, the bar area with red pops of color invites people to hang out there.
“I enjoy my entire house, but I spend the majority of my time in my kitchen and master suite (shown),” Parks says. “I am definitely a self-proclaimed Southern belle, as you can tell from my home. I enjoy not only my professional life but being a homemaker. I love to cook. I consider myself a Renaissance woman because I do a lot of things very well.”

Phaedra Parks, Celebrity Attorney… 2008:

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Russell Armstrong…Happy OFF Camera!

What’s better than a Neiman Marcus after-Christmas sale? Their chocolate chip cookie!!  Mmmmm.      IMO, they’re awful…

With Bobby Kennedy, Jr.!   Where’s Russell?

Race partners at the finish line…   Where’s Russell?

Waiting for the finals…hanging w my hubby.  HERE’s Russell!  
And he looks genuinely happy… maybe he doesn’t like being miked and the camera in his face… just a theory, ’cause he looks pretty happy here!   December, 2010
To reinforce my theory about Russell disliking being on RHOBH, here’s another more recent photo and he looks very, very happy…
We took Kennedy to the zoo today to see the elephant habitat. Gorgeous day in LA. Hope ur wknd was relaxing.  1-16-2010

Real Housewives of DC Opened the Door…

Speaking of the Real Housewives of DC … nothing has been heard about RHODC returning for Season Two.  In the interim, it looks like Rob Lowe sees the potential for a ‘semi-scripted’ reality show based in Washington DC.   Roxanne Roberts and Amy Argetsinger, the duo from ‘The Washington Post’ that keeps tabs on the Salamis, wrote earlier this week about how Washingtonians have quickly changed their opinions about associating with reality shows… from not taking phone calls from reality show producers to now eagerly cooperating to star in the next reality production:

“Back in the day – say, 2009 – most of Bigshot Washington would have sooner posted naked keg stand photos on Facebook than get within a mile of a reality-TV camera.

Lobbyists and pols rebuffed recruiters for “The Real Housewives of D.C.”  Party hosts turned away the crews of “Blonde Charity Mafia.” Producers trying to sign sexy young Hill staffers for pilots about The Real Washington (or whatever) discovered that in this town, nobody wants to embarrass (or upstage) the boss.

So how to account for what happened Thursday night? A new reality show threw one of those made-for-TV parties where half the guests are miked up and the cameras are all up in your face poised for the next gaffe – and yet some uber-serious Washingtonians showed up.  Willingly.

CNN's Jessica Yellin poses with Rob Lowe, who's producing a reality TV series, at a party thrown for the show. Rob Lowe and CNN’s Jessica Yellin at ‘Potomac Fever’ party.

In the mix at the Meridian House cocktail soiree for “Potomac Fever“:   New National Economic Council director Gene Sperling, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), Bush speechwriters-turned-pundits Michael Gerson and David Frum, former RNC chair and White House counselor Ed Gillespie, TV reporters Jake TapperEd Henry and Jessica Yellin.

Also, Rob Lowe.  Did we mention that he’s the show’s producer?  The tanned and bright-eyed former Brat Packer worked the room as cameras rolled – focusing not on him but on six young D.C. strivers who are to make up the tentative cast of the show, now in development for E!

They are:  Hill staffer and Wizards cheerleader Kristie Muchnok; aspiring broadcaster Margaret Howell; 94.7 FM deejay Tommy McFly; WUSA-9 anchor Angie Goff; former Log Cabin Republican spokesman Charles Moran; and college student Miranda Frum – yes, the daughter of David and his writer wife, Danielle Crittenden.

Lowe held forth on the difference between show-biz journalists and political journalists (apparently, the latter are much scarier),  indulged the “West Wing” nostalgia of guests and talked a good talk about what this reality show – we think he called it a “non-scripted docudrama”(?) – aims to do.

“There is a cost for both trying to change the world and living the status quo,” he said in an e-mail later. “We are trying to find and tell these stories in a broad audience way.”

Obviously, attitudes about reality TV have changed for politicians a bit, after a year in which President Obama guested on “MythBusters” and the Palins starred on not one but two series. For most in the room, though, it’s clear the new comfort zone was created by the party’s hostess: Susanna Quinn, a native Washingtonian and the wife of mega-lobbyist Jack Quinn.

Susanna Quinn (left)… with friends (?)

A vivacious blonde whom many reality producers have attempted to cast over the years (and, disclosure, a pal of ours), she was signed by Lowe and local production company 44 Blue as a consultant and associate producer to help find a cast and get the vibe right.  How’d she get such a high-tone crowd to turn out for a show from the network that brought us the Kardashians?  She insisted that this show is different: “This isn’t about catfights or flipping tables,” she told us. “They want to maintain the authenticity of Washington.”  Hmmm, we’ve heard that before, but okay.   Ultimately, it seems that getting a good lineup came down to calling pals and asking really really nicely.”


NOTE:  There has long been interest in producing a Washington DC-based reality show and Bravo opened the door with the Real Housewives of DC.   Washington DC residents are now more comfortable with the idea of  becoming involved with the next reality show shooting in the nation’s capitol.   IMO, Bravo seems so ambivilent about the DC franchise that they probably just forgot to inform their PR department to put out a statement saying that the RHODC has been cancelled.  Bravo could have tweaked the DC cast and maybe found some Housewives in DC that were more ‘housewifey’… in the Bravo sense of the word. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if RHODC did not come back for its second season; Bravo has been shooting the Real Housewives of Miami and I think that will more than fill the void left by the demise of the Real Housewives of DC.  A much bigger clue that RHODC has seen its last goat rodeo is this:  most of the RHODC cast member’s facebook and twitter pages have been quiet since September… well, except for Stacie.

Stacie’s Reunion Makes Headlines in Nigeria…

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By TOSIN AJIRIRE, Sun News Publishing:

For Stacie Turner, African-American star of wave-making Hollywood drama series, The Real Housewives of DC, father is worth more than gold. For several years, she has lived her life as an adopted child and never knew that her real father, a Nigerian, was alive and kicking.

But then she never gave up hope as something continued to tell her that if only she could try, one day she will meet face to face with her long lost dad, Nze Augustine Onyema, an indigene of Mbaitoli, Imo State.

And as fate would have it, Arik Air, West Africa’s largest commercial carrier made it possible for the American TV star to reunite with her Nigerian father. Stacie and her husband, Jason along with a large entourage, touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Tuesday afternoon aboard Arik Air’s nonstop flight from New York.

42-year-old Stacie was born into a foster home in Washington DC. She was a fortunate child having got loving parents to adopt her at an early age. They had treated her like their own biological child and provided her with everything including a nurturing childhood, a stable home life and exposure to people, and places. Young Stacie also had experiences which inculcated in her positive self image, and this had ensured her drive to achieve success.

It was not until recently that Stacie, the only African-American actress on the run-away reality TV series in Washington DC discovered that her mother is American and her father is Nigerian. In fact, it was only after discovering her medical history that she embarked on a journey to find her biological father in Nigeria.

However, the mother of two, Jacob and Catherine beamed with victorious smiles as she landed in Nigeria, her native country on Tuesday. The star actress, who came with her children, including an official of the Nigerian Embassy in USA, could not contain her excitement and appreciation to Arik Air for making the historic trip possible. And she has this to say of the airline: Arik Air is my new favourite airline! I’ve never seen a cabin like that; it’s wonderful.  Arik Airlines is the bomb! Full lounge on the plane, Nigerian food, nice staff – first class all the way baby!”

Speaking about her impending meeting with her father, Stacie said, “I am overwhelmed and thrilled to find a welcoming family in Nigeria – my birthfather, 10 siblings and a huge extended family – who I plan to meet now. I’m really excited about the prospect of meeting my birth father for the first time and it’s going to be an exciting time when I get to Mbaitoli, near Owerri where he resides.”

At about 4pm, Blockbuster learnt that Stacie finally reunited with her long lost biological father. And with tears of joys streaming down her beautiful face, the famous American actress hugged and hugged Nze Onyema while the sun stood still.

In 2009, Stacie increased her profile and platform. She decided to join the cast of the Bravo Network television franchise, The Real Housewives (of DC), a wave-making drama based on the lives of high profile women in Washington, DC. Unlike most actors who find reality TV a risky deal, Stacie perceived it as a unique marketing platform to broaden awareness of her business and philanthropic efforts. But it turned out successful as the first season of the show garnered the second highest ratings in the history of the Bravo franchise.

While Stacie has enjoyed substantial success in business, she has always maintained a passionate civic interest in the lives of children in her community. Her first gift, “the foundation of family”, as she calls it, kindled a deep desire to positively impact the lives of adolescent foster children, and help them forge a path towards achievement despite obstacles.

With the belief that: “the only difference between an ordinary life and an extra-ordinary life is the “extra”, Stacie founded Extra-Ordinary Life to provide the “extra”. Extra-Ordinary Life (XOL) is a charitable programme (within the Pursuit of Dreams Foundation) that nurtures and enriches the lives of teen girls living in the DC foster care system. The organisation seeks to: drive vision in youth, through exposure to people, places and opportunities beyond their current access; and to inspire them to dream big and aspire to do great things in life.

This past July, XOL took eight foster teen girls to South Africa during the FIFA 2010 World Cup — a trip captured on film by BET Networks that chronicled the amazing journey of discovery. The documentary, entitled, Extra-Ordinary Life: Journey to South Africa has aired in 54 countries in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. It is scheduled to air in the United States early this year.

Meanwhile, Arik Air will be flying Stacie around the country. According to the airline’s Senior Vice President Commercial, Mr. Kevin Steele, this is a way of discovering her fatherland. “We are excited that Stacie has chosen to fly Arik Air for this important mission. We will be flying her around Nigeria on this first visit to her fatherland and I’m sure she’ll love it,” he says.

Stacie Turner: Real Housewives of DC… Stacie Found Her Father!

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This past season on The Real Housewives of DC, we saw the beginning of Stacie Scott Turner’s difficult quest to find her biological dad….

January 11, 2011:  “En route to JFK airport to head to Nigeria to meet my family!  I have dreamed of this day for so long and its finally here!”

9bsk.jpgAbout to take off from JFK to Lagos–biz class on Arik Airlines. The adventure begins!   January 11, 2011

p6xy.jpgThe Nigeria Crew…on the way from Lagos to Nigeria.   “ARIK airlines is the bomb…full lounge on the plane, nigerian food, nice staff- first class all the way baby!”

7jjc.jpgJanuary 12, 2011…just landed in Owerri Nigeria. We are guests of the Governor–doing a 2 day medical mission–then mtg my family.                    Our security detail–Nobody’s kidnapping the kid! Safe and secure in Owerri.

fdtkk.jpgMe, Jason, Suzanne and my sister Chika–heading to the reception to meet Papa!

3hmo.jpgJanuary 15, 2011: An unbelievable reunion with my Papa in my village of Amaocha Afara, 1 of the 9 villages in Mbaitoli.

NOTE: Time difference: Lagos, Nigeria is 6 hours ahead of Washington DC.  Add 6 hours to your present time… that would be the time in Nigeria.

Stacie Scott Turner is filming her reunion with her father … no word yet on whether Bravo will air the reunion and no word yet if there will be a Second Season of The Real Housewives of DC.