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The Bravo Curse: 11 Reality Stars Who Should've Just Said 'No'

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Going on Bravo can either make or break you, and most of the time it’s the latter. While we can't blame the network for causing all the problems in reality stars' lives, we also can’t help but notice a trend.  Check out these 11 Bravo stars whose luck took a turn for the worse after they appeared on TV.

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Apollo Nida- Real Housewives of Atlanta

It seemed as if Apollo was on the straight and narrow when he first came onto the Real Housewives of Atlanta. We watched the former inmate start a family with his wife and a family business with their donkey booty workout videos. However, news broke that Apollo was involved in more criminal activity and has recently been sentenced to eight years in prison.

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Fredrik Eklund- Million Dollar Listing New York

Before the show, Eklund was already a successful real estate agent with a booming career. His rep a took a hit in 2012 when one of his Bravo castmates revealed on air that Eklund had previously starred in gay porn videos under the name "Tag Eriksson."

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Ashley 'A.J.' Jewell- Real Housewives of Atlanta

A.J. and Kandi's relationship played a major role on Season 2 of the hit Bravo show. The two were engaged to get married, until he was shockingly killed in Oct. 2009 outside an Atlanta strip club. Authorities say A.J. "was involved in an altercation in a parking lot and received a severe blow to the head.”

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Caroline and Dina Manzo-  Real Housewives of New Jersey

The former and current Housewives of New Jersey are sisters and were initially thick as thieves. After the first season, the two fell out and haven’t really spoken to each other since.

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Camille Grammar- Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

We all heard about the divorce between Camille and actor Kelsey Grammar just a year after she joined the show. What many people haven't heard is, the next year she was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, and while recovering from a radical hysterectomy in Texas, was allegedly beat up by boyfriend Dimitri Charalambopoulos. She then got a restraining order against him and he was charged with assault of a family member and a felony.

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Luis Ortiz- Million Dollar Listing New York

On the May 13 episode of the show, the young real estate agent said, “If I put the real photos out there, nobody would come inside. A little white lie isn’t going to kill anybody!” The Department of State busted Luis and his brother David for using Photoshop to doctor pictures of apartment listings.

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Porsha Williams- Real Housewives of Atlanta

Within two seasons of being on the show, Porsha's life took a total 180 degree turn. She went through a huge divorce with her NFL playing ex, Kordell Stewart, and had to move in with her mother to get back on her feet. On the taping of the recent reunion show , co-star Kenya Moore egged on Porsha which lead to a full out physical brawl between the two. On April 16, Porsha was charged with assault by Georgia authorities and she was arrested, booked and released on $2,000 bail that same night.

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Joe and Teresa Giudice- Real Housewives of New Jersey

They went from the lap of luxury to potential prison garb. After five years of being on the show, Teresa and Joe were charged with 41 counts of fraud and tax evasion and they both pled guilty. Teresa and Joe will be sentenced in July and face more than 50 years in prison and more than $600,000 in fines.

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Russell Armstrong- Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Tragically after two seasons on the show with his wife Taylor, Russell committed suicide in Aug. 2011 by hanging himself in the bedroom of a friend's home. At the time, he and Taylor were separated and she had filed for divorce allegedly because of  physical abuse.

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Jeff Lewis and Jenni Pulos- Flipping Out

Things got tense between best friends and business associates Jeff and Jenni in 2012 when she wrote a book that Lewis claimed breached a confidentiality agreement. Jeff filed a lawsuit against Jenni, but eventually dropped it.  However, their relationship hasn't ever quite been the same.

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Shannon Beador- Real Housewives of Orange County 

Shannon and husband David's relationship was already on the rocks when they got onto The Real Housewives of OC, but it was taken on a whirlwind after personal information about their relationship was talked about and shared to the public amongst the other housewives.

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New York's Spring Studios may have been dripped in white backdrops during NYFW, but the flavor was anything but bland during LaQuan Smith's Fall/Winter 2020 show. Presented alongside the launch of the new Moët & Chandon Limited-Edition Signature bottlings, the edgy but benevolent designer presented all-black looks that would make any fast fashion soldier switch over to the luxurious side.

Puffer jackets with skirts to match arrived down the runaway with baggy tracksuits, giving the audience an array of looks for the cozy girl all the way down to the trendy posh woman. Speaking with VIBE backstage, Smith shared how the importance of confident women inspired his recent unveiling. "I just wanted to do something that was super confident and really progressive," he explained. "I think that I have a really true sense of who my woman is at this point so right now I'm really having fun being able to design for a woman who is super comfortable in her own skin. This strong sense of elegance, glamour, and confidence is like the woman that I'm designing for so that was sort of the mood and the attitude for this season's collection."

The conscious mix of a free spirit and earnest attitude is something Smith has conjured since his early days on the scene. After making his NYFW debut in 2010, Smith has attracted the biggest names in entertainment on the runway like Rihanna, Cassie, Serena Williams, Nicki Minaj and recently supermodel Winnie Harlow. With such dominating and powerful women in Smith's orbit, it makes it easy to see just how spot-on his looks are.

But famous ladies aren't Smith's only muses. His show consisted of women of color—specifically Sudanese and Asian models, which made a big splash on social media. There was also a plus-size model who rocked the hell out of a little black dress.

"I'm inspired by a woman who appreciates getting dressed up in the day," Smith added. "Not even having a reason to dress up, just 'Yes!' Just 2 o'clock in the afternoon. I'm really about somebody who just enjoys the thrill of dressing up." But Smith's goal at the end of the day is to bring back chic demeanor of yesterday, where fashionistas would dress to the nines on Casual Fridays.

"I want to revive those moments again where women would wear skirt suits during the day to go to work," he said while pointing to his boiled wool jackets and matching pencil skirts. "They can transition from day to evening. I want to be able to bring back that level of glamour from an American perspective because I'm from New York City and this is the city that made me, this is the city that inspired me so for me to just be able to design and create off of all of my inspirations and my upbringing is a thrill."

Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do With It" closed the show but the celebratory vibes continued with guests like Tinashe, Delilah Hamlin, Amelia Hamlin, ASAP Ferg and Renell Medrano, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Young Paris, Patrick Starr, and Cyn Santana enjoying Moët & Chandon.

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When was the last time you enjoyed a spa day? Dove has allowed you to come up with one sooner than later thanks to their newly formulated body washes.

Introduced to retailers last week, the beauty brand's latest body washes contain "Moisture Renew Blend," a gathering of skin-natural nutrients that help revive and maintain the skin's moisture barrier. Because many of us lose lipids during shower/bath time, the new formula makes room for an enhanced blend of stearic and palmitic acids to better mimic what is naturally found in the skin.

The beauty enthusiasts and natural lovers out there will be thrilled to know the product was made with 100 percent gentle naturally-derived cleansers (Glycinate and DEFI), free of sulfates and parabens, and pH balanced.

With 14 new variants and Valentine's Day around the corner, it's only right to plan ahead for a focused day of self-care. Below is a playlist supporting each new scent. From Ari Lennox's "Shea Butter Baby" painting a theme for the Pampering Body Wash Shea Butter & Warm Vanilla to D'Angelo's "Alright" absorbing the vibe of the Sensitive Skin Body Wash, there's a scent and dynamic sound made for you.

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1. Tycho - "Awake" 

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2. Sade - "Kiss of Life" (Kaytranada Edit)

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3. Skip Marley and H.E.R.- "Slow Down" 

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4. Snoh Aalegra - "I Want You Around" 

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5. D'Angelo - "Alright"

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9. Jill Scott - "Golden" (Kaytranada Edit)

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"I was in a position where L.A. Reid gave me the power and stepped up for a project that I believed in. Just to have that kind of power meant the world to me," she said of the project which included the tracks "Fix It" and "Heard It All Before." "I'm so happy I came out with that mini project because it gave people a great introduction into who I am and what I'm about to step into and what I'm about to explore."

When it comes to new music, Jane has something in mind for the lovers and her dearest fans. "Missed A Spot," will release on Valentine's Day (Feb. 14) along with more new tunes. "I'm really excited because my fans have been with me since I could remember," she said."From dropping my first YouTube video when I was 11-years-old, this little stinky 7th grader who had like 20 views. Now that I'm 22, I've evolved into an actual musician, it really means a lot that my music can speak to people. I love that people are loving the music and I can't wait to give them more of it."

The U.S. portion of the tour begins in Phoenix, Ariz. on April 7.  Fans can currently purchase tickets for the North American dates on Dinah Jane's website.

"Being a solo artist now made it hard to define who I was because I was singing so many different styles before," Jane told VIBE in 2019. "I had to take time for me to really cope and understand what it is that I really want to come out as my true identity. When I dropped my first record "Bottled Up" it was more me transitioning from Fifth Harmony to myself, I really love that I took some downtime to understand who I was and who I want to be."

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