'Real Housewives' Roundup: Of Strippers, Stripping and Singing
Whether the housewives are defending strippers or denying accusations of being strippers, they really know how to bare all.

Phaedra's Ridiculous (In a Good Way)

Phaedra Parks of Real Housewives of Atlanta isn't showing any remorse for inviting controversial stripper Redickulous to co-star Kandi Burruss's birthday party, although she apologized on the show for the discomfort it caused Kandi's mother, Joyce.

"It was the ultimate gift to her," she told Sister 2 Sister. "That's what she wanted to see. I gave my friend what she wanted: the ultimate gift of seeing Redickulous and I don't think anyone can say it wasn't a treat. It's something to cross off your bucket list."

And when it came to NeNe Leakes acting offended by Redickulous although she had already seen his act, Phaedra came down on the side of Redickulous.

"He doesn't have a reason to lie," she said, referring to Redickulous' claims that he had danced for NeNe before. "She was an adult entertainer and so is he. It's very believable that they would run in the same circles and know each other."

Don't Call Her a Stripper

Although Real Housewives of New Jersey's Melissa Gorga sings about being "On Display," she says her "bubbies" never were because she claims she was never a stripper...and she's out to sue anyone who says she was. According to TMZ, the mom of three has hired an attorney to legally pursue anyone who slanders her good man.

Attorney James J. Leonard Jr. told TMZ, "At this time we are aggressively pursuing the commencement of litigation against any and all individuals, in any jurisdiction, who have or continue to disseminate false statements against Melissa Gorga."

The rumors stem from Melissa's past as a bartender at the Lookers Gentleman's Club in New Jersey but Melissa has a sworn affidavit as well as previous pay stubs that indicate she was nothing more than a "bar maid."

NYC Housewives Let It All Hang Out

Real Housewives of New York City
stars Ramona Singer, 55, and Sonja Morgan, 48, were photographed in Miami wearing extra revealing swimsuits while shooting new episodes. Ramona claims the key to her good aging is a healthy diet and plenty of exercise.

Meanwhile, former RHONYC star Kelly Bensimon, 43, is also baring mucho skin in a photo shoot for Avenue.

"I'm a 43-year-old woman who [Bravo] has empowered, who can support herself and her kids," she said. "I wasn't going into it like it's my lifelong goal. My legacy isn't the Housewives. My legacy is the future of my kids."

The Ballad of Kim Z.

Kim Zolciak of the Real Housewives of Atlanta took to her Twitter to tell her fans of her new musical endeavor.

"Heading to the studio. I have a new song coming out!!!! It's very different then what you think! #Heartfelt," she tweeted.

Here's to hoping it's an Ode to Kroy.

Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer

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