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'Housewife' to Ex-Employee: You're the REAL Racist!

6/15/2011 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Real Housewives of NYC" star Cindy Barshop is firing back at an ex-employee, who said she was canned because she's black -- claiming the employee is the REAL racist ... and it's killing business.


Barshop filed the suit today in NY on behalf of her spa company Completely Bare -- claiming ex-employee Altovise Collier wasn't fired because she's black ... she was fired because she sucked at her job.

Barshop then turns the tables on Collier, accusing HER of being the real racist -- "In an effort to mask her own deficient work performance and serial on the job screw-ups, Collier, in a racist fashion, asserts that her race, national origin and skin color were the basis for her termination."

Barshop claims Collier only worked for CB for two and a half months -- and was fired over "disciplinary and other work performance problems, including client complaints."

Collier originally sued Barshop last week -- claiming she was the target of racial discrimination in the workplace.

But according to Barshop, Collier's suit is nothing more than a "defamatory campaign" to ruin her professional reputation -- and she wants at least $5,000,000 to settle the score.

'NJ Housewives' Sued Over Bloody Attack on Cop

6/13/2011 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
You're staring at the bloody face of a man who claims he was attacked by several members of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" back in February -- and now he's seeking his revenge in court.


TMZ broke the story -- a campus police officer from the University of Illinois at Chicago named Adolfo Arreola claims he was chillin' at the Hard Rock Hotel in the Dominican Republic back in February, when Teresa Giudice, Caroline Manzo and other members of their family beat the living crap out of him and his family.

Now, Adolfo, along with several family members, have filed a lawsuit -- describing the attack in detail.

In the docs, Adolfo claims things got out of hand when Teresa began spraying champagne in the club -- and blasted Adolfo's mother-in-law right in the face.

Adolfo claims Teresa "mocked" his mother-in-the-law after the spraying -- and then, "without provocation" Giudice and the other cast members physically attacked Adolfo.

Adolfo claims the "NJ Housewives" stars "brutally and savagely beat, kicked, punched, scratched, jumped on and smashed glass" on him AND members of his family ... including his mother-in-law.

Adolfo and his family members are suing for unspecified damages.

Bravo to Porn Site -- Stop Pimping 'Real Housewives'!!!

5/29/2011 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bravo is on the rampage ... after the network discovered a XXX website using the "Real Housewives" good name to promote its sex performers -- and now, they're gunning to shut the whole site down.


A rep for the reality network fired off a letter on Monday to -- a site that boasts live XXX performances from several "housewives" -- and accused the site of sullying the "Real Housewives" reputation.

Bravo claims RHOS is infringing on their trademark -- insisting site operators better pull the plug on the entire operation stat ... or else.

But the site owner ain't scared -- telling us, he's not pulling the plug on anything ... and he's willing to go to court over it.

Arnold's Baby Mama

Real Housewife of Miami?

5/25/2011 1:00 PM PDT BY Johnny Lopez
Here's Arnold Schwarzenegger's ex-housekeeper/mother of his child Mildred Patty Baena (left) -- and "Real Housewives of Miami" breakout star Elsa Patton (right).


Sexy mamacitas.

We're just sayin'.

'Housewives' Teresa vs. Melissa

Who'd You Rather?

5/17/2011 3:00 PM PDT BY Johnny Lopez
With Danielle Staub off the show and stripping, table flipper extraordinaire Teresa Giudice's new enemy on "Real Housewives of New Jersey" is her real life sister-in-law -- and new cast member --  Melissa Gorga.

Question is ...

Danielle Staub


5/17/2011 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Now that she's no longer a "Real Housewife of NJ" ... Danielle Staub has picked up a new career as a fully nude, reconstructed, 48-year-old STRIPPER ... and for better or worse, we've got the photos to prove it.


TMZ has learned ... Staub recently signed a 3-year deal with the people at Scores Gentleman's Club in NY -- in which Danielle agreed to do one live appearance and occasionally appear on

Of course, Staub is no stranger to public nudity -- who can forget her infamous sex tape ... in which Danielle erotically advises her partner about the perils of downing an onion and cheese bagel ... and some broccoli ... right before boom boom time.


Bev Hills Housewife -- I'm NOT Dumping My Husband

5/11/2011 1:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Taylor Armstrong is still a houseWIFE -- because she and hubby Russell are NOT splitting ... this according to her rep.


Rumors of their demise have been circulating because the couple was often seen fighting during the first season of Bravo's  "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills".

But a source tells, "They've gone through therapy and they have issues within their marriage that they're actively working on, but they're both really committed to making their marriage work."

Bethenny Frankel

Legitimizing Reality Shows?!?

5/11/2011 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bethenny Frankel from "Real Housewives" has this reality show stuff figured out -- because she's parlayed it into a $200 MILLION empire! Not laughing at reality shows NOW, are you?051011_TV_bethanny_still

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'Real Housewife of Miami's Unreal Bikini Bod

5/9/2011 5:50 AM PDT BY Johnny Lopez
"Real Housewives of Miami" star Cristy Rice showed off her dangerous curves and abs in an itty bitty bikini in Miami Beach on Sunday.


Happy Mother's Day, mamacita!


Michaele Salahi

I'm Recording My OWN SONG!!!

5/7/2011 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
She's done reality TV ... nude modeling ... and allegedly crashed the White House -- but now, Michaele Salahi is RECORDING A SINGLE!!!!!!050611_bumpit_v2_still

Salahi hit up an L.A. recording studio Thursday ... and laid down the tracks for her new song, "Bump It"... which contains the lyrics, "bump it ... loud, loud, loud, loud ... loud, loud, loud, loud."

Makes you think, right?

Salahi ain't the first Housewife to try the music thing ... Kim Zolciak, Countess LuAnn, Simon van Kempen and even Danielle Staub have dropped singles in the past.

Still, we gotta ask ...

Eddie Cibrian to Ex:

Keep Our Kids

Off 'Housewives'

5/6/2011 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Eddie Cibrian is adamant he does not want his ex-wife Brandi Glanville to put their kids on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" -- and we're told he's ready to go to court over it.

TMZ broke the story ... Brandi will star on the next season of the show -- and according to sources, Eddie wants to make sure Brandi doesn't drag their kids along for the ride ... threatening legal action if their two children make any kind of cameo appearance.

According to sources, Brandi's pissed -- telling friends Eddie is imposing a HUGE double standard ... because he and the kids JUST appeared in a massive spread in People magazine ... with LeAnn Rimes.

TMZ spoke to Eddie's rep ... who confirms Eddie doesn't want their children involved in "Real Housewives" in any way whatsoever.

Eddie Cibrian's Ex

Newest 'Housewife'

of Bev Hills

5/4/2011 2:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Move over Camille Grammer -- TMZ has learned ... Eddie Cibrian's ex-wife Brandi Glanville has been selected to star in the next season of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

Sources close to the production tell TMZ, Brandi inked the deal very recently -- and has already begun shooting scenes for the show. 

Camille herself made an official announcement today during a cancer research event at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons -- RHBH will be returning later this year for another season.

So far, no official comment from Brandi or Bravo.

Alleged White House Crasher

Stripping for Playgirl

4/16/2011 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tareq Salahi is backing into a serious deal with Playgirl -- in fact, the "Real Housewives of DC" star already sent in a couple sample shots of his rump... and we're told, the nudie mag is interested.


Nothing's signed yet -- and we're told Tareq is adamant about NOT going full-frontal -- but sources in both camps tell us, it's practically a done deal ... aside from a few undersized details.

FYI, the polo-themed picture on the left is no accident -- we're told the plan is to shoot Tareq riding into the sunset on a HORSE ... completely naked.

Good thing that won't be embarrassing.

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