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Kim Richards

Removes Pit Bull From Home

... Temporarily

11/16/2014 12:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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111614_kim_richards_launchKim Richards finally played her hand on the fate of her pit bull ... and it sounds like she's trying to keep it.

Kyle Richard's sis was at the Grove Saturday when our photog asked about her dog, which has now bitten 4 people ... most recently Kyle's 18-year-old daughter Alexia.

It takes a little reading between the lines, but it sounds like she's saying she sent the dog to a professional so it won't continue attacking people.  That means when the trainer thinks the dog is socialized she'll take it back.

The question ... who would go to Kim's house hoping the dog had turned over a new leaf?

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'RHOA' Star Porsha Williams

Demotion Was No Big Deal

But We Don't Believe Her

11/16/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Porsha Williams RHOA Spin OffPorsha Williams SAYS she's not fazed by her recent demotion on "Real Housewives of Atlanta"... but she sounds like she's lying.

Porsha was at LAX Thursday when she told our photog her dance card is filled with work now that she's no long a series regular, but watch the video ... it just doesn't ring true.

We broke the story ... Porsha was demoted back in October from main cast member to friend for being a pain in the ass.

There have been reports of a possible spin-off  ... and she adds fuel to the fire.

Kyle Richards

Not Pleased with Kim, Doggone It!

11/13/2014 5:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kyle Richards made it as clear as she can without saying anything ... she's none too pleased the dog that attacked her daughter has not been removed from her sister's home.

Kyle was chatty as she left Craig's in West Hollywood Wednesday night ... telling our photog her daughter Alexia will hopefully regain full movement of her hand after the attack by Kim Richards' pit bull.

But when our guy asked about keeping the dog in the family ... her tone immediately changed. It's not just what she says, but how she says it.

As TMZ first reported ... Kyle does not want her sister's pit bull destroyed, but she does feel it's a good idea if Kim finds the pup a new home.

'Real Housewife of Atlanta'

Screws Detroit Schools

You'll Get NOTHING From Me

11/11/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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NeNe Leakes has become a public enemy in Detroit, after glibly stiffing the school system out of $20K.

It's shocking ... NeNe challenged fellow "Real Housewives of Atlanta" castmate Kenya Moore to pony up $20K for the charity of Kenya's choice, so she picked the Detroit Public Schools Foundation and paid. NeNe then said she'd match Kenya's donation.

Now get this ... on Andy Cohen's show Sunday, she told the schools to kick rocks, then dropped this bomb ... that the statute of limitations had run out on her promise.

The prez of the foundation is incredulous, telling us there's no statute of limitations. She says they never heard from NeNe, but would be more than happy to take her money.

NeNe always says she's a rich bitch. At least we KNOW half that is true.

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Kyle Richards

Daughter Alexia Worse for Wear

After Dog Bite

11/10/2014 2:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kyle Richards and her daughter Alexia Umansky were out and about Monday ... the first time the 18-year-old has been seen in public since she was viciously attacked by her aunt's pit bull.

Kyle and Alexia went inside the James Kendall Salon in Bev Hills and had little to say about the dog bite that required 2 surgeries.  

Our photog mistakenly asked Alexia if she was mad at "your friend" ... obviously Kim Richards is her aunt, but close enough ... sorta.

They were also mum on whether the dog should be destroyed.

Kim Richards

Best Friend Will Sue

Over Dog Attack [Gruesome Photos]

11/7/2014 3:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1107_richards_dog_injuries_launch_4 A woman Kim Richards calls her "second mother" will sue Kim for the dog bites she suffered from Kim's pit bull. The gruesome pics of the injuries make it clear ... she'll be gunning for lots of money.

Kay Rozario says she was in Kim's bedroom in March when she reached over the bed and Kingsley attacked her, biting through her hand all the way to the bone. The dog also went for her face but she blocked it with her arm, which was also injured.

Rozario tells TMZ ... Kim's first reaction was, "Please don't tell anyone.  I'll lose my show."

Paramedics came and wanted to call animal control, but Rozario talked them out of it and said Kim would handle it.

Rozario tells us Kim has refused to pay any of her medical bills. So she'll file a lawsuit next week.

As we reported, the dog has attacked 4 people.

Kim Richards calls Rozario's version of events "vehemently not true," and strongly insinuates Rozario knew the dog was in the room and prone to bite. Kim said the same thing about her niece Alexia.

Kyle Richards

I Don't Want

Kim's Pit Bull Destroyed

11/7/2014 11:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kyle Richards is an animal lover and a very forgiving woman ... which is why she does NOT want the pit bull put down that viciously attacked her daughter.

As TMZ first reported, Kyle's 18-year-old daughter suffered a slew of injuries -- requiring 2 surgeries -- courtesy of Kim's pit bull, Kingsley.

Kyle has made it CLEAR to friends and family ... destroying Kingsley is not an option. She knows the dog is extremely important to Kim, who is struggling with ongoing addiction problems and really has no one else.

That said ... we're told Kyle thinks it would be a good idea if Kim realized she can't really control the dog and it would be best to give it to someone who has better control over the animal.

Kingsley has been a problem -- he's bitten 4 people ...  3 at Kim's home. He's also aggressive toward other animals.

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Kim Richards

BLAMES THE VICTIM

11/6/2014 3:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Kim Richards says her niece is to blame for the pit bull attack that left her hospitalized ... and she's not saying definitively she's getting rid of her dog that has attacked 4 people.

Kim claims she told Alexia to leave Kingsley alone in the bedroom ... but her niece Alexia entered anyway -- and that's when the pit bull went on the attack. 

Richards says the dog has gotten very protective recently because very few people visit ... she's alone in the house most of the time. She says she gives everyone fair warning, "the dog should not be bothered."

Now get this ... Kim says, "The second I realized Alexia had been bitten on the finger leaving a puncture mark on her thumb, I immediately called my sister Kyle and took her to the nearest emergency room." 

We're told the "puncture" is actually a bite right down to the bone, requiring 2 surgeries.

As for the fate of the dog -- who has now bitten 3 people in Kim's house and another on the set of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," Kim says, "At this point I am looking at options to what the next step is for Kingsley. As many of you can relate, he is my best friend. This is a very difficult decision and time for all of us, but the safety of my family always comes first."

We've learned Alexia was just released from the hospital, but one thing is very clear ... this was a serious bite.

Kyle Richards

Dog Trainer Says

Kim's An Unfit Pit Bull Owner

11/6/2014 2:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1106-kyle-david-kim-facebook-instagramKyle Richard's sister Kim is an unfit dog owner and her pit bull should be taken away from her immediately ... so says the guy who tried to train the dog and almost got a piece taken out of him.

David Utter says Kim ignored both his warnings and the warnings of Bravo producers from "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" ... warnings that the pit bull should be muzzled at all times.

David says Kim played with fire ... allowing Kingsley to run free around the house without any restraint ... putting guests in great peril.

The trainer is indignant that 3 people were bite victims ... all inside Kim's house. And David says the 3 strikes law should apply here.

He's not advocating that Kingsley be destroyed, but he thinks the dog should be immediately taken away from Kim. Thing is ... the Dept. of Animal Services will only get involved if Kyle's family complains about the most recent attack against her daughter ... and that's unlikely.

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Kim Richards' Pit Bull

Animal Control Won't Do ANYTHING

Unless Victim Complains

11/6/2014 10:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kim Richards Pit Bull AttackKim Richards pit bull is vicious and dangerous, with a history of biting people -- and Animal Services KNOWS about it -- yet the most recent attack this weekend against Kyle Richard's daughter will not even be investigated unless the victim or a family member complains.

TMZ broke the story ... 18-year-old Alexia was in Kim's L.A. area home Saturday when the animal attacked without warning, biting her so badly she needed 2 surgeries.

Turns out the dog is no stranger to the L.A. Dept. of Animal Services ... the agency went to Kim's house after the dog attacked another person over the summer. Officials warned Kim to keep the dog under control but took no further action.

Well clearly the dog was not under control. But Animal Services tells us ... they will not take further action unless they get a complaint from the victim or her family.  That's tricky, because that would mean Alexia, Kyle or other members of their brood would have to blow the whistle on Kim. 

And get this ... we're told of a third attack that occurred in March.  One of Kim's friend was sitting on Kim's bed and the dog bit through her arm to the bone.  Paramedics were called to treat the victim.

And there's a 4th incident involving a trainer who was bit.

To top it off we're told the dog has been extremely aggressive toward other animals.

IF someone comes forward and makes a formal complaint, Animal Services will hold a hearing to determine if the pit bull should stay under Kim's care, or if it should be destroyed.

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Kyle Richards'

Daughter Viciously Attacked

By Kim Richards' Pit Bull

11/6/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kyle Richards Daughter Bit DogKyle Richards' daughter was the victim of a vicious pit bull attack ... a dog owned by Kyle's own sister Kim, and the damage was so severe it required multiple surgeries.

We're told 18-year-old Alexia Umansky spent the weekend at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, twice going under the knife.

The attack occurred early Saturday at Kim's L.A. area home. Kyle, Alexia and other members of their family had been inside the house for a while ... when the dog went into attack mode out of nowhere.

The dog bit Alexia numerous times, but the worst was on her right hand ... where it bit through her thumb right to the bone.

1105-kim-kingsley-swipe-instag-01The pit bull has a history of biting. It attacked its trainer on an episode of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" ... and it's also been very aggressive toward other dogs.

Kim is still keeping the animal at her home ... as the Dept. of Animal Control was never called. We're told they wanted to keep the incident "private."

We reached out to Kim and Kyle ... so far, no word back.

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'Real Housewives'

Creators Sue

Those Bravo Bitches Screwed Us Over!

11/6/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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A legal war just erupted among the co-creators of "Real Housewives" ... with 2 of them saying the 3rd royally screwed them over and cut them out of the royalties.

Here's the backstory ... 3 guys in the O.C. got together in 2005 and came up with the idea for a show about the housewives who lived behind the gates of a fancy community. They knew something about it ... since 1 of them lived in the exclusive Coto de Caza gated community.

The original name for the show was "Behind the Gates" ... but it became "Real Housewives of Orange County" the following year.   

According to 2 of the guys -- Patrick Moses and Kevin Kaufman -- they all agreed to split the profits. They had a deal with Bravo, but according to the lawsuit Moses and Kaufman filed, the 3rd guy -- Scott Dunlop -- made a secret side deal with Bravo which cut them out.

Moses and Kaufman say in 2009 they were offered a paltry $8,500 each to release their interests in the project ... and Kaufman actually agreed. But now both are claiming the release is bogus and they want full participation in the entire franchise.

The 2 guys want $5 mil minimum from Bravo and Dunlop.

'Real Housewives' Star

Ebola Masks Make Me Feel Better

So Shut Up!

11/3/2014 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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110314_cynthia_bailey_launch"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Cynthia Bailey is telling her Ebola critics to kick rocks -- if she wants to wear an Ebola mask ... that's her right.

Bailey took a lot of heat when she posted a photo of herself wearing the mask on a plane, with the caption, "Better safe than sorry."

Bailey was coy about her flight into LAX -- but we know she was in the Philippines -- and we're not sure if she's moonwalking ... but now she says the mask was to protect others from her.

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