Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Jacqueline Laurita Talks Return To "Real Housewives of New Jersey"

It's finally happening, guys. After weeks of rumors, Jacqueline Laurita is really returning to our small screens for next week's episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6  — and yes, she's going to be addressing Teresa Giudice's legal situation. So, how does that go down?

This sneak peek of the episode gives us an advance look at Jac's return. She and Kathy Wakile chat about Teresa's plea deal, both discussing how difficult it is to hear about. "Look at me. I break out in goosebumps from it," Jac says. "It's just made it so real, you know."

Jacqueline  goes on to say that after the Arizona trip, she thought she and Tre were better, but once they got home their renewed friendship kind of dwindled. They didn't fight or anything, but they also never hung out like they were supposed to. But Jac still cares about what's happening to the Giudice family. In fact, she even sent Tre a text about it.
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Aviva Drescher Sued for $620,500 Over Unreturned Paintings

There's a reason she's a reality TV star and not an art curator.

An artist is suing one of “The Real Housewives of New York City” for failing to return five loaned paintings, scuttling the sale of one artwork and holding the rest up for ransom.

Aviva Drescher, 45, who starred in the show's previous two seasons — but has been fired this month, according to a report — is painted as greedy and grabby by Matthew Satz.

The Hamptons-based artist claims he installed the works at Drescher's Upper West Side home in June 2013 free of charge in the hope of some exposure.

A collector who saw them agreed a couple of months ago to pay $50,000 for a Pink Smoke Painting, according to papers filed Friday in Manhattan Supreme Court.

But the art remains hanging in the Dreschers residence as the TV blonde and her husband Reid Drescher, CEO of an investment banking firm, spent weeks haggling for a commission, the papers say.

“It's shocking that the Dreschers stooped to the level that they had and tried to extract a payment from Mr. Satz,” said the artist's lawyer, Andrew Weinstein.

Aviva Drescher contended that Satz was allowed to pick up the works by last Friday but did not — and she went on to pooh-pooh the painter.
“The guy is a crazy artist. He works out of his basement,” she told the Daily News. “He's not operating on a full deck.”

Weinstein retorted in the legal filing that no commission was ever agreed upon and that the Dreshcers first asked for $10,000 to return the art, then went down to $5,000, finally agreeing to let Satz collect the pieces if he pays them $2,500 and leaves two small works.

The lawsuit is asking for over $620,500 in compensation and punitive damages.
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Caroline Manzo's Daughter Lauren Hints She’s Inviting Estranged Aunt Dina To Her Wedding Despite Tensions

Although The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dina Manzo has been in an epic feud with her former co-star and sister Caroline Manzo for over a year, they might be ready to put aside their differences for the sake of their family. During an interview with RadarOnline.com regarding her upcoming nuptials, Caroline’s daughter Lauren Manzo revealed that she plans on inviting her whole family to her wedding to Vito Scalia next year, despite any bad blood.

“We’re going to invite everyone in the family,” Lauren confirmed to Radar.

But even if Dina decides to go, it won’t likely be a cause for drama because there will be plenty of guests in attendance.

“We haven’t sent out invites or save the dates yet,” Lauren said. “But the engagement party was over 200 and I kept it small. I’d be shocked if we were able to keep it under 400 [for the wedding].”

“I really don’t want a big wedding but I really don’t have a choice,” she said.

With little less than a year to go for her planning, however, the guest list is actually the least of Lauren’s concerns.

“It’s next summer,” she said. “We’re not saying when exactly. I was just told not to. [But] it’s smack in the middle of the summer.”
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Kandi Burruss & Todd Tucker Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

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Evil Woman Brandi Glanville Denies Putting Kim Richards In The Hospital

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville is no stranger to controversy, and she has fought with almost every housewife on the show. However, Glanville doesn’t get physical during her fights. She simply shares her words, no matter how harsh they may be. Brandi just feels that it is best to share the truth.

But now Brandi Glanville is being caught up in a rumor that hints that she hit and kicked one of her co-stars. It is no secret that Glanville can stand up for herself, but she has never fought with someone on the show in a physical manner. Brandi is not one to throw punches.

According to a new tweet, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville denies getting into a physical altercation with Kim Richards. The story surfaced on Twitter, and when a fan asked Brandi about it, she was quick to set the record straight.

“I’m hoping the story about u kicking & punching Kim Richards r not true. I know u can’t say much but a storm is coming,” a fan tweeted to Brandi Glanville, claiming that a source named Dish shared the claims.
“100 PERCENT NOT!!” Brandi Glanville replied, adding, “Dish is Wrong.”

It is no secret that Brandi Glanville and Kim Richards have had some troubles over the years. Brandi accused Kim of doing drugs in the bathroom when Richards was battling her own demons. Glanville later apologized for it, and they actually bonded over their recovery from divorce.

Brandi Glanville and Kim appeared to be getting closer on the previous season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, so something must have happened to make them argue. While Brandi may not have kicked or punched Richards, it is possible that these two exchanged words to the point where tabloids elaborated on the event.

Brandi Glanville tends to get herself in the press by stumbling around Beverly Hills at night. She was recently spotted out and about, drunk and stumbling around the streets of West Hollywood. It is possible that she got into a fight with Richards while intoxicated.

According to The Inquisitr, Brandi Glanville has been tangled up in drama with her co-stars while filming this upcoming season. She has been trying to work out her issues with Lisa Vanderpump, but the damage may be too much and the pain too deep to fix.
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Vicki Gunvalson Laughs Off Brooks Ayers Cheating Rumors

Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson laughed off recent stories revealing that her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Brooks Ayers, admitted to cheating on her – on an alleged video.

"I was surprised to learn that a video of Brooks's meeting in Las Vegas a year ago has surfaced," Gunvalson, 52, said in a statement released to PEOPLE, in response to recent stories about his alleged cheating admissions.

The National Enquirer reported that Ayers admitted to having sex with other women, saying how he thought that could hurt Gunvalson.

"I've been known to cheat," Ayers says on the tape, which were recorded in a Las Vegas hotel when he met with a business associate after an attempt to settle a lawsuit over a vodka line. 

"I was told that the story mentions Brooks dating other women," says Gunvalson. "Brooks can date anyone he wants to. I am not married to Brooks, nor engaged – nor are we living together."  

The business associate who reportedly made the tapes told the Enquirer that Gunvalson asked him to record Ayers and did so "out of an abundance of caution."

Gunvalson denies asking the associate to videotape Ayers. "The story is ridiculous and laughable when it states that I requested the video be shot. I did not."

She continues: "In my own opinion, this video surfaced because the case for the vodka is moving toward trial. When the posture becomes personal, rather than business, that is generally a sign their argument about the business is weak." 
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dinner with Latavia Roberson & Porsha Williams on "Destination ATL"

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Cynthia Bailey, Kristen Taekman and Camille Grammer Walk the Runway @ Betsey Johnson's New York Fashion Week Show

The Real Housewives are taking over New York Fashion Week!

As fashion designer and upcoming Dancing With the Stars contestant Betsey Johnson presented her spring 2015 collection to fans at Lincoln Center, some people may have recognized a few Bravolebrities working the famous runway.

Cynthia Bailey, Kristen Taekman and Camille Grammer were all invited to strut their stuff during Betsey's prenup-inspired show.

"My theme was all about Modern LOVE and marriage!" the always creative designer tweeted to fans Wednesday. "What a day!"

First up was the beautiful Cynthia who took a break from filming Real Housewives of Atlanta to star in the show.

"Got my life walking in @xobetseyjohnson today," she instagrammed. "Had so much fun #onceamodel….@Calibere @thebaileyagency"

Not to be outdone, Kristen also looked quite fab as she walked in a puffy wedding dress.

Johnson described the look as "someone's getting married," even though a "prenup" necklace was proudly displayed around the model's neck.

"Got to walk in a wedding dress today for Betseys show," the Real Housewives of New York star captioned on Instagram. "#Stillgotit #RHONY @XoBetseyJohnson #BJprenup"

But the Real Housewife who got the most attention from the audience was the one and only Camille. 

Described by the designer as a "true Jersey Girl," Grammer stepped onto the runway in a sheer and skimpy dress.

"In NYC for fashion week," she tweeted before showtime. "Getting ready to walk the runway for Betsey Johnson. So excited! At my age and after cancer...A bit nervous."
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Teresa and Joe Giudice "Remain Devoted to Each Other" Amid Legal Drama, Possible Prison Sentences

Teresa Giudice and husband Joe Giudice have been married for years and have four daughters together.
But is their marriage falling apart as a possible separation—by way of prison bars—looms in the near future?

In response to rumors that the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars have been fighting as their Sept. 23 sentencing date on fraud and, in Joe's case, tax evasion charges approaches, the couple's crisis manager exclusively tells E! News that the reports are completely false.

"There is no truth to the rumors that my clients Joe and Teresa Giudice are having any marital issues," says Wendy Feldman. "In fact, their legal issues have brought them closer together. They remain devoted to each other and their four beautiful daughters."

They are having to let go of some things, however. The couple have put their Towaco, N.J., mansion on the market for $3.99 million ahead of the imminent upheaval.

Feldman also tells E! News that, despite some reports that it's already been decided that Teresa will be sentenced to house arrest rather than jail time, nothing is final yet.

"There is not a person around who could make a statement regarding the outcome of this case and have it be accurate," Feldman says. "The judge has not received all of the legal filings and the decision will be hers. 
Every member of this legal team, and Joe and Teresa, have great respect for our criminal justice system and understand how this process works."

An ultimately 41-count indictment charged Teresa and Joe with multiple counts of fraud related to their 2009 bankruptcy filing, and Joe was charged with tax evasion for failing to report over $1 million of income between 2004 and 2008. They ultimately pleaded to four fraud counts and he also pleaded to a count of failure to file income taxes. He's facing a possible prison sentence of 37 to 46 months in jail and Teresa could get between 21 and 27 months.

Sentencing was originally scheduled for July 8 but was postponed till later this month.

Throughout the legal ordeal, Teresa and Joe have seemingly maintained a united front, celebrating their 14th wedding anniversary last November and enjoying time with their kids.
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Sonja Morgan Spotted Outside Drunk Again, Makes Out With Random Dude

Sonja Morgan was a drunken, slurry, kissy mess in NYC last night ... and best of all -- she did it all on camera.

The "Real Housewives of New York" star was leaving the VIP Room in NYC Wednesday night -- WASTED -- and desperately wanted to tell us how she was the life of the party. Problem is ... she was too wasted to get the words out cleanly.

Actually, that's not a problem -- it's awesome. Just watch.

We'd say Sonja was in rare form ... if it weren't for the fact she does this a lot.
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