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Lisa Vanderpump

Chinese Need to End

Barbaric Torture, Killing of Dogs

10/5/2015 6:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lisa Vanderpump rallied hundreds of people Sunday to protest a barbaric Chinese festival that involves the torture and brutal killing of dogs.

Lisa, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Gretchen Rossi and other celebs were there on Sunday in L.A.'s MacArtuhur Park, protesting the Yulin Festival.

The festival is unbelievably cruel, where dogs are sometimes burned alive and then eaten.  

Lisa and crew are trying to put pressure on the Chinese to end it.


Brandi Glanville

Smelly Vagina Suit is Bogus

It's in Krupa's Contract!

10/1/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0930_brandi-glanville_joanna_krupa_tmzBrandi Glanville has another trick up her sleeve to get the smelly vagina lawsuit thrown out ... she claims Joanna Krupa signed away her right to go after Brandi in court. 

In documents obtained by TMZ ... Brandi says Joanna's defamation suit  should be tossed, because Joanna's 'Real Housewives' contract forbids her from suing her fellow 'Housewives' cast members.

It would make sense since the heat on those shows comes from the women sniping at each other. 

Joanna was on "The Real Housewives of Miami" back in 2013 -- and, in fact, Brandi's vagina comment came on the heels of the 'Miami' reunion show. 

Brandi admits she doesn't have a copy of Joanna's contract ... but considering Brandi was on the Bev Hills edition, it's a good bet she knows what's in the fine print.

Krupa's lawyer thinks Brandi's reaching -- trying everything she can and "hope something sticks."

Porsha Williams' Boyfriend

I'm Returning My Porsha

9/27/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0925-porsha-instagram-01The 'Real Housewives' shows have a big problem ... they build their seasons around romances that blow up before the shows air.

Porsha Williams is the latest R.H. star who happily filmed burgeoning love that flamed out. She hooked up with Buffalo Bills star Duke Williams and they cavorted for season 6 shows, but when the cameras stopped rolling they stopped too, only after a few months of dating.

The problem ... viewers know the relationship is history, so the storyline doesn't ring true.

Porsha doesn't have a problem scoring a touchdown on the playing field ... she just can't hold out for the win.

It also happened on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," when Brandi Glanville dated a real estate agent but they were dunzo before the shows aired.

Maybe it's better this way ... most of them get divorced anyway. 

Kim Zolciak

My Stroke

Saved My Life

9/26/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0925_Kim-Zolciak_HOSPITAL_instagram-2Kim Zolciak's mini-stroke was far more serious than anyone thought ... we've learned she had a heart procedure following the TIA and could have died.

As we reported, Kim had the mini-stroke in Atlanta, hours after appearing on "Dancing with the Stars." She had lost feeling on one side and her ability to speak, but it was only temporary. 

Kim has told friends that doctors thought she could be released almost immediately, but a test revealed there was a more serious, underlying heart issue. Doctors kept her in the hospital and she told friends the docs performed a procedure Friday. We do not know the nature of the problem or what doctors did to correct it. 

We're told Kim would never have known about the heart issue had she not gone into the hospital for the TIA. And doctors told Kim if the heart problem were left untreated, it could have become life-threatening.

As for Kim's status on "Dancing with the Stars," our sources say it's highly doubtful she'll dance Monday.

Kim and Kyle Richards


And they Feel So Good

9/20/2015 6:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kyle Richards stunned everyone Saturday when she took her estranged sister Kim to dinner for her birthday.

Kyle has put a tough love wall up between her and Kim since she fell off the wagon in Mexico several months ago.  Things have not gotten better for Kim ... she was arrested for shoplifting at Target.

But all seemed well outside Ocean Prime in Bev Hills -- at least on the surface.


'RHOA' Cynthia Bailey

Possible Demotion

... For Kicking Porsha

9/1/2015 4:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0901-cynthia-bailey-housewives-TMZ-10Cynthia Bailey didn't even make it a full season, and she's already on the verge of following in Porsha Williams' footsteps -- as in, getting demoted. 

In the wake of the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" fight -- where Cynthia kicked Porsha -- production sources tell us show honchos are reviewing footage of the incident and weighing their options for discipline.

TMZ broke the story ... Porsha and Cynthia got into it while shooting a scene on a boat -- Porsha called Cynthia a bitch repeatedly ... until CB snapped and unleashed a kick

We're told producers want to see just how bad (or good, for ratings) the fight was ... and there's a possibility Cynthia could be demoted to the dreaded 'friend of the cast' title -- as opposed to full cast member. And yes, that would mean a cut in pay too.

As for why PW's neck isn't on the line? We're told there's no rule against antagonizing -- hell, that's the meat of the show -- but getting physical crosses the line.

This is old hat for Porsha ... who got bumped down after her epic Kenya Moore brawl. She's hoping to earn a promotion this season.

Porsha Williams

Kicked In The Gut

... By 'RHOA' Co-Star

9/1/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0831-porsha-williams-cyntha-bailey-TMZ-01'Real Housewives of Atlanta' has figured out a way to replace NeNe Leakes ... with a good old fashioned bitch fight. 

We're told Porsha Williams was on a boat in ATL with fellow castmate Cynthia Bailey when things got hot. The 2 women began arguing about nothing and Porsha started calling Cynthia a bitch. Cynthia tried to disengage, walking to the other side of the boat, but in true form Porsha followed.

Porsha got in Cynthia's face, and that's when Cynthia exercised self-defense, kicking Porsha in the stomach. Producers came in before Porsha could react and restrained her.

As for injuries ... Porsha went to the hospital, where she scored pain meds.

And big surprise ... the fight was captured on camera.

Kim Richards

No Jail Time ...

Banned From Bev Hills Hotel

8/31/2015 10:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


No more fab brunches for Kim Richards at the Beverly Hills Hotel -- but she also won't be dining in county jail ... after striking a plea deal for her drunken arrest.

Prosecutors offered the following deal in court this morning: 3 years probation, 52 AA classes, and 30 days community labor. Kim wasn't in court, but her attorney accepted the deal on one condition -- that she instead get community service.

Her attorney says Kim can't do labor tasks -- such as freeway cleanup duty -- due to a foot injury. Kim also has to stay away from the Bev Hills Hotel -- where she was busted back in April for an alleged drunken rampage. 

Prosecutors said Kim needs medical docs to back up her foot claim. If both sides can hammer out that part of the deal by Sept. 14 ... she'll avoid making another trip to jail.

Brandi Glanville

Says Truth is a Defense

In Smelly Vagina Lawsuit

8/27/2015 10:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0826-krupa-glanville-tmz-01Brandi Glanville may have figured out a way to stave off Joanna Krupa's defamation lawsuit ... by forcing Joanna to come clean about her vaginal odor.

Brandi's lawyer has fired off a series of written questions which Joanna must answer under oath, notably:

"Is it your contention in this lawsuit that your vagina and/or vulva are odorless? If yes, please explain with specificity why your vagina and/or vulva are odorless."

It would seem Brandi and her attorney are going down a path that could lead to some interesting courtroom testimony ... and demonstrations.  

Yes, we'll be livestreaming.


'Real Housewives of Atlanta'

Transgender Woman

Added to Cast

8/17/2015 6:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0817_amiyah-scott-TMZProducers of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" have figured out a way to fill the shoes NeNe Leakes ... and it starts with the first transgender woman to appear on the show.

TMZ has learned ... Amiyah Scott will join the cast next season. Amiyah is a model who was born Arthur and began her transformation 10 years ago when she was 17.

Amiyah has been romantically linked to a number of rappers.

The show is also adding Kim Fields from "Facts of Life."


Joanna Krupa

Wants to Grill Other Housewives

About Vagina Fish Comment

8/15/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0814-joanna-krupa-brandi-glanville-lisa-vanderpump-yolanda-foster-mohamed-hadid-TMZ-01Joanna Krupa is dragging several other Beverly Hills 'Housewives' into her defamation lawsuit against Brandi Glanville, TMZ has learned.

Joanna's lawyer fired off a letter requesting 4-hour sit-downs with Lisa Vanderpump, Yolanda Foster and Yolanda's ex-husband Mohamed Hadid. Brandi has said she only repeated the "smelly vagina" insult from comments she heard from Lisa, Yolanda and Mohamed.

It does raise the issue ... why didn't Joanna sue the trio, in addition to Brandi, who blasted the insult on "Watch What Happens Live."

Kim Richards

How She Got Nabbed at Target

for Shoplifting

8/10/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0807-kim-richards-BOOKING-PHOTO-TMZ-02Kim Richards didn't just try to steal a shopping cart full of stuff from Target ... she tried stealing 2 shopping carts full of stuff ... this according to the Target incident report.

According to the report, Kim grabbed the reusable bags at the Van Nuys Target and began loading them up with merchandise in the dollar section ... the pics below show what she took.

The report says Kim loaded the bags in a shopping cart, took it to the the express line but left it without attempting to check out. She told the clerk the items had already been paid for.

She then grabbed another cart and didn't even bother to bag the items ... she just loaded the cart up with toys and beauty products.

0807-SUB-kim-richards-arrest-shoplifting-TMZ-01The report says Kim then took the second cart to the express line and began lugging the first cart out of the store.

She got 3 feet out of the store -- enough to make a shoplifting case -- when a security guard approached and escorted her to the booking room, where they took her pic.

Kim told security she didn't recall if she paid for the goods or not. 

The cops came and arrested Kim for theft. The items totaled $600.


Ex Beverly Hills 'Housewife'

Kim Richards, I’ll Bail You Out … 100%

8/9/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Richards doesn't have a lot of people to lean on right now, but former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" co-star Joyce Giraud is still squarely in her corner.

Giraud was booted off ‘RHOBH’ after one season, but there’s no bad blood between the two. In fact, Giraud says she’s been in touch with Kim since her shoplifting arrest at Target.

Whats more … when our photog asks JG about the incident, she says she’s ready to get Kim help ... but it's not the type of help you'd think.  

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