News Roundup: 'Real Housewives' Casting Updates, Romantic Hookups, and a Tragedy
 News Roundup: 'Real Housewives' Casting Updates, Romantic Hookups, and a Tragedy
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
There's always something to talk about in the social circles of the Real Housewives, whether it's in Atlanta, New York, New Jersey, Beverly Hills or D.C., and this week's round of gossip proves that the rumor mill will never stop churning as long as women like Kim Zolciak, LuAnn de Lesseps and Danielle Staub are around.

First to make headlines is Kim Zolciak of The Real Housewives of Atlanta who remains torn between female lover DJ Tracy and mystery sugar daddy Big Poppa. Zolciak, who recently admitted she's bisexual, is still involved with both lovers, according to Radaronline.  Both DJ Tracy Young and Big Poppa are also reportedly helping the Atlanta star with her music career, making it even more difficult for Zolciak to choose between her lovers.

Speaking music, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps of Real Housewives of New York City appears to be following the footsteps of Zolciak now that she's working on a single entitled "Money Can't But You Class." Unfortunately, money can't buy you a music career either. Click here for more updates on The Real Housewives of New York City.

Casting rounds: Two installments of the Real Housewives franchise have added new cast members.  Taylor Armstrong, 38, a married management consultant and mother of a 4-year-old daughter, has been added to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast, according to E! News. In a more surprising casting twist, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, the couple famous for gate crashing President Barack Obama's first State Dinner, have reportedly been booked as visible members of The Real Housewives of D.C., reports The Daily Beast.

Unfortunately, it's not all fun and gossip this week on the Real Housewives. Danielle Staub's mother, Ruth Merrill, passed away on March 21 due to a stroke at the age of 74 and her funeral serves were held last Thursday. Not surprisingly, none of Staub's co-stars on The Real Housewives of New Jersey have reached out to offer condolences. Here's why.

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