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Kandi Burruss (left) and Kim Zolciak (right). (Source: Isabella Vosmikova/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank)

The stars of Bravo’s Real Housewives certainly know how to throw down— both in and out of court.

Months after The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss filed a lawsuit against her former costar Kim Zolciak, a verdict has been reached. Burruss, who was represented by her current cast member Phaedra Parks, claimed Kim had swindled her out of a large portion of profit off their 2009 single “Tardy for the Party”.

 A judge officially ruled in Zolciak’s favor last week after she responded with her own legal documents, claiming Burruss used the lawsuit as a publicity stunt to promote her now-cancelled spin-off show The Kandi Factory.

“I hardly got anything from Tardy for the Party. That is the truth,” Kandi wrote on her blog in October 2010. “I am not mad about it. I really blame myself because I didn’t handle my business correctly.”

“The truth always prevails,” Kim wrote on Twitter. “Revenge can be bitter sweet but if you sit back and watch karma it can be pure entertainment.”

Kim and Kandi starred together on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Kim has since left the series and is currently starring in her own spinoff series, Don’t Be Tardy. She and her husband Kroy Biermann are expecting twins.

The pinot may be a little too bitter for one Real Housewives of New York City couple. According to Page Six, Ramona Singer’s husband of 27 years Mario has been having an affair with a young mistress.

Mario reportedly has an ongoing relationship with the young blonde after meeting in the Hamptons this past summer, and there are pictures to prove it!

“The girl said, ‘You’re not going to believe this, but I have to show you some pictures,” a source told Page Six. “She showed me a photo on her phone of Mario’s ding-dong. A selfie text of his naked body, in the girl’s apartment!”

According to the paper, after a few weeks of fooling around Mario reportedly got the young girl pregnant and then paid for her to have an abortion. Although the report claims the two are still seeing each other, Ramona claims the story is indisputably false. “It’s not true,” she told HollywoodLife.com

The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer is recovering from surgery this week after being diagnosed with early stage endometrial cancer. Camille “underwent a radical hysterectomy today,” her rep told E! News on Friday. “The surgery went well and she is expected to make a complete recovery following a significant recuperation period.”

 Camille, 45, was at an elevated risk for cancer due to genetic issues, her rep says. “[Camille] has been diligent about regular checkups and monitoring, which explains that early detection and rapid treatment.”

 “Mrs. Grammer expresses gratitude to all the amazing health care professionals who have taken such loving and nurturing care of her. She urges all women to be aware of the genetic factors relating to women’s cancers and get regular checkups.”

Brandi Glanville sent well wishes to her former RHOBH co-star telling E! News, “Camille is a strong woman and I know she’ll come out of this even stronger. She has been a good friend to me and I send her all my love.”

Camille has two children via surrogate with her ex-husband, former Frasier star Kelsey Grammer.

 Caroline Manzo, an original cast member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, may not be returning for season six of the hit reality series. In her Bravo blog this week, Caroline reveals her true feelings on the never ending Gorga-Giudice feud and discusses her thoughts on Part 1 of the reunion show. Is she really done with RHONJ?

“The back and forth between the Gorga-Guidice clan was predictable, Caroline wrote. “…to be honest, at this point in the game I’m throwing the towel in. Both believe they are right and innocent, and frankly, you can’t berate someone for speaking what they believe to be their truth. One day the sun will shine down on them all and there will be peace in the neighborhood, you gotta believe folks, believe.”

During the reunion show, Teresa Giudice admitted to lying in her blog about the healing vacation the cast attended together. Caroline voiced her feelings about Teresa’s reversal writing, “When Teresa told me she lied in her blog that Al and I fought throughout our Arizona trip I was speechless. I’m not going to say anything other than shame on you, grow up. What she tried to do backfired. It didn’t hurt or cause any drama within the Manzo household, it only made a decision very easy for me — I’m done.”

Despite Manzo’s possible looming departure on RHONJ, fans of the family matriarch will not have to say their goodbyes just yet. Bravo has given the green light to a pilot starring Caroline and her family. Manzo’d With Children (working title) will follow the Housewife in her duties as the “ringleader of the crazy circus that is her Italian family.”

Caroline’s sister, Fran, who we met earlier this season on RHONJ, will also be part of the pilot as she continues to bring in stray animals, including a pet pig, to the house.

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season four cast. (Source: Bravo)

They’re baaaaaack! The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are back this November and there may be some new faces in the cast!

Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia have joined the cast for the fourth season of the hit reality series.

Joyce is a Puerto Rican actress who currently stars in NBC‘s faux-reality series Siberia. She and her husband, producer Michael Ohoven, have two children together.

Carlton, who grew up in London, is a former actress who appeared in television shows such as Suddenly Susan and The Young and the Restless.  She and her husband David Gebbia, the owner of StockCross Financial Services, have three children together and live in a lavish 12,800 square foot home.

In addition to the newbies, Lisa Vanderpump, Yolanda Foster, Brandi Glanville, Kyle Richards and Kim Richards are all returning for Season 4 of the show. But where is Taylor Armstrong?

Taylor, who has starred on the show since its debut in 2010, is officially no longer featured as a full-fledged Housewife.

“Taylor is not returning as a Housewife,” a source told E! News. “You’ll see her here and there in a few scenes, but that will be the extent of her participation.”

Despite the cast changes, there will be no shortage of drama this season. Watch the season four trailer here!

The new season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will premiere on Monday, November 4th on Bravo.

Beverly Hills isn’t the only Real Housewives city getting a makeover! Casting decisions for season nine of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County may leave two blonde bombshells unemployed.

Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino have both been fired from RHOC, an insider told Star Magazine. According to their source, producers were unhappy with Gretchen and Alexis this season because of their lack of a storyline. The producers feel they contributed very little to season eight’s success.

Production for the ninth season is rumored to begin this month.

The countess is back on the market!  The Real Housewives of New York City star LuAnn de Lessepes has split from boyfriend Jacques Azoulay.

“They are at different points in their life now and have mutually agreed it is best,” LuAnn’s rep told Us Weekly. “LuAnn is upset, but it’s amicable and they remain friends. Jacques has been a wonderful part of her life.”

“I love both LuAnn and Jacques and feel for them during this difficult time,” LuAnn’s former Real Housewives costar Kelly Bensimon told Us.

LuAnn thanked her fans for their support Friday after news of the split broke. “Thanks for all your kind words today. Know that they were truly appreciated. Xo,” she tweeted.

De Lesseps is reportedly set to return for the upcoming sixth season of The Real Housewives of New York City.

All that glitters is gold on Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset.

The hit reality series will enter its third season this fall—and it will be wilder than ever!

Asa, GG, Lilly, MJ, Mike and Reza are living the good life as we see them clubbing, boating, getting pampered, whitewater river-rafting and of course, creating drama.

Aside from the typical turmoil, this season we will witness the group embark on a trip to Turkey, planned by Persian Pop Priestess and Diamond Water entrepreneur Asa. On the trip, the group will reconnect with their heritage and come as close to their Iranian homeland as they can.

Season three of Shahs premieres November 5th.

We’ve been talking about it for months….and it seems like the idea of a Manzo spin-off is finally in the works!

Bravo has given the green light to a pilot starring The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Caroline Manzo and her family, TheWrap has learned.

Manzo’d With Children (working title) will follow the Housewife in her duties as the “ringleader of the crazy circus that is her Italian family.”

Caroline’s sister, Fran, who we met earlier this season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, will also be part of the pilot as she continues to bring in stray animals, including a pet pig, to the house.

The show’s logline reads: “It’s one crowded house filled with personality, laughter and ham… in both pig and honey-baked forms.”

Caroline and her family have been a fixture on The Real Housewives of New Jersey since its premiere in 2009.

If the pilot is ordered to series, Caroline will join the elite group of Real Housewives who have landed their own spinoff series, including Atlanta’s NeNe Leakes, Kim Zolciak, and Kandi Buruss; Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump; Orange County’s Tamra Barney; and New York’s Bethenny Frankel.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta are set to make a gone-with-the-wind-fabulous return to Bravo as season six of the hit series returns  November 3rd.

According to the official Season 6 cast page, there are no new faces within the cast this season. NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Porsha Stewart, Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey, and Phaedra Parks will all be back to dish out all of the southern drama!

Watch a sneak preview of what is to come this season below!

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Danielle Staub (Source: Jason Kempin / Getty Images)

By: Brent Osborne

Summer may be over, but the Real Housewives are just heating up!

The original Real Housewives of New Jersey villain Danielle Staub is making her return to Bravo this week. The prostitution-whore mother of two will sit down with Andy Cohen on an all new episode of Watch What Happens Live September 8th!

Danielle is prepared to clear the air on some of the rumors surrounding her and her family as well as share her opinions on her former co-stars.

Speaking of those co-stars it must have been a busy week for the New Jersey court system! Two separate cases involving stars of The Real Housewives of New Jersey have been postponed.

Earlier this year a brawl broke out at Kim D’s second Posche store opening involving members of the RHONJ cast. Details about the scuffle are all over the net, however having been at the event which was filmed for the show, we can’t comment.

Jacqueline Laurita, Chris Laurita and Joe Gorga were all charged with assault following the brawl after a lawsuit was filed by Johnny Karagiorgis. The matter was due in court on September 5th.

NorthJersey.com reports that the charges of assault and terroristic threats have been adjourned and will no longer go before a criminal court judge. Instead, the trial will be heard in municipal court on September 26th.

The case against Johnny, filed as a result of charges being pressed by Jacqueline, Chris, and Joe, will also be adjourned and held in municipal court.

The brawl will reportedly be shown on an upcoming episode of RHONJ.

Teresa and Joe Giudice were slated to stand trail in Newark, NJ on October 8th after being indicted last month on 39-counts of federal fraud and tax charges. However, the couple will now appear in court on February 24th, 2014 after lawyers for both sides petitioned for a continuance.

Teresa and Joe both plead not guilty to the charges against them. However, if convicted, Teresa and Joe could each face decades behind bars. Joe even faces being deported to Italy if he is found guilty of just one of the 39 counts in the indictment as it emerged last month that he is not a US citizen.

Joe is still set to stand trial in October for using his brother’s identification to get a new license while his own was suspended due to a DUI. He can face up to 10 years in prison for those charges, alone.

It is no secret that The Real Housewives have their fair share of financial trouble. This time around it is the former Real Housewives of Miami star Karent Sierra. As we reported a few months ago, two of Karent’s properties were being foreclosed upon by their lending agents. Unfortunately, this rumor became a sad reality after her 1,200 square foot property was ordered to auction by a judge. The home, which is co-owned by her mom, was appraised for a mere $137,089.

Florida Community Bank was also awarded a judgment against Karent in the amount of $1.05 million dollars for back interest, principal, and fees attached to the home. Yikes…

Filming for season six of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is currently underway and when the cameras start rolling, the drama always seems to intensify!

A fight involving a couple of supporting castmembers broke out on Thursday night, and according to TMZ, cast member Brandon DeShazerKenya Moore’s assistant, caught the worst of the RHOA brawl.

Witnesses told TMZ that Apollo Nida, Phaedra Parks’ husband, “violently attacked” Brandon at an event being filmed for the show.

Apollo allegedly needed to be restrained by seven crewmembers before withdrawing.

The confrontation reportedly stems from Apollo’s anger and frustration after Brandon and Kenya allegedly went back on their promise to produce a workout video featuring Phaedra, and instead made their own, leaving Phaedra out of the mix.

Phaedra and Apollo have since gone on to produce their own series of workout DVDs entitled Phine Body.

Kandi Burruss’s hitmaker show, The Kandi Factory, is no more. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star confirmed the news on Twitter, stating that her spin-off show would not be coming back for another season.

The show  followed Kandi as she helped aspiring artists jumpstart their dreams of success in the music industry. Kandi is currently engaged to Todd Tucker. Could there be a wedding spin-off in her future?

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One Atlanta Housewife who does have a wedding spin-off is Nene Leakes. Are you counting down the days until , I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding premieres? Well so am I! Catch the video promo for the show below!

The show hits Bravo on Tuesday, September 17.

Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars Adrienne Maloof and Dr. Paul Nassif have finally put their divorce behind them.

“We recently reached an agreement on all outstanding issues related to our divorce settlement and all pending litigation,” they told People Magazine in a joint statement.

Adrienne and Paul are “happy to be moving forward with our lives in a positive way, not only individually, but as co-parents,” they say. “This is a new beginning for each of us.”

“Our first priority is our children’s well-being and happiness,” they add. “As their parents and advocates that is our goal. Our children are our most important treasures and need to be treated with the respect and privacy they deserve. … We appreciate the good wishes we continue to receive from our supporters around the world.” Adrienne and Paul filed for divorce in August 2012 after announcing their separation one month earlier. They reached an initial settlement in November 2012.

 This Roundup is winding down and so is the fifth season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, as well as its ratings! The former ratings powerhouse took a hit with only 1.8 million viewers tuning in. Perhaps the season five reunion, which was filmed last week, will hike up the ratings.

The only guest a Real Housewife typically brings with her to a reunion taping is her hairdresser. However, for Teresa Giudice an extra guest pass was needed.

According to Wetpaint, Teresa brought her legal ace Henry Klingeman with her to the taping.

“Teresa wants to clear her name, but she’s extremely limited in what she can talk about,” a source told the site. “It’s very frustrating for her.”

 Rumor has it that Dr. Venus Nicolino, the psychologist who tried to help Teresa and Joe Gorga mend their relationship on the group retreat, also attended the taping.

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