'Real Housewives' Roundup: Books, Baubles and Badly Behaving Husbands
'Real Housewives' Roundup: Books, Baubles and Badly Behaving Husbands
Gina Pusateri
Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
While some of the Real Housewives received diamonds for Christmas, one received an indicted husband. No matter what was under these housewives' trees, their holiday drama is a gift to us. 

Here's what's going on in the crazy world of the 'wives this week:

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Kyle Richards, aka June Cleaver
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards is known for being a former child star and reality TV wife and mom. Now she can also add "author" to her list of accomplishments, as her book, Kyle Richards: Life is Not a Reality Show, came out today. In her book (see this preview at BravoTV.com) Kyle gives her advice on a variety of subjects, from how to balance life as a mom of four, to beauty secrets, to how to do the splits at parties. Well, we're only hoping this last part is included.

The Way to NeNe's Heart
Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes may not have revealed who her new beau is yet, but that's not stopping her from revealing all of the expensive gifts that her mystery man gave to her for her birthday and Christmas. 

NeNe tweeted on Christmas Day, "OMG he gave me an amazing all diamond Letter N necklace! I love it!" The diamonds were just the latest of several gifts that some speculate are coming from business partner John Kolaj, whom NeNe went on a date with in a recent RHOA episode. 

No matter who all the baubles are from, NeNe is obviously loving the attention. She tweeted, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend and they just keep coming and coming and coming..."

Marriage Crashers
Just when you thought you'd heard the end of former Real Housewives of Washington D.C. stars/White House Crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi, they find a way to get some more press. Tareq, the estranged husband of the housewife, is responding to Michaele's allegations of abuse, which she made after leaving him earlier this year for Neil Schon of the rock band Journey. 

"She's a piece of work. First it was she found true love...and now that she lawyered up, they are grasping for a way out so she doesn't have to pay up her side of our financial oblicgations," Tareq told the Huffington Post. "She is very calculating and devious. So now she says, after 12 years, I'm suddenly controlling or abusive...When in fact I loved her, and did everything to support my wife and put her on pedestal to make her a shining star. I really think Michaele thinks she's still on Real Housewives and needs to create drama."

Ouch, Tareq! This hot mess couple may not be on the reality TV show anymore, but their off-screen drama is just as entertaining.

Indicted Christmas
Teresa Giudice, star of Real Housewives of New Jersey, has posted pictures of her daughters and her Christmas spread on her website. In addition to all of the fabulicious gifts her girls got from Santa (we called it!), Teresa also seemed eager to count her blessings in four food-centric blog posts -- none of which mention the fact that her husband, Joe Giudice, was recently indicted. But there WAS this photo of the family, Joe included, in their red flannel Christmas pajamas. Priorities. 

Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer

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