Wednesday, July 31, 2013

How Feds Believe Joe and Teresa Giudice Pulled Off Massive Fraud Scam
The indictment of Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Joe and Teresa Giudice was shocking, but according to the courts the Giudice’s have been engaging in fraudulent activities since at least 2007 — and it finally caught up with them. has exclusively obtained court documents that show Joe admitted to forging a mortgage as far back as 2007 — six years before he and Teresa would be indicted on mortgage fraud.

In 2007, Joe’s former business partner, Joe Mastropole gave him a $586,000 loan, as Radar reported.

Joe paid back $300,000 but instead of paying the rest, he forged a June 2007 document with Mastropole’s fake signature stating that the mortgage was discharged, or fully paid. Joe reportedly then took out another loan and kept $1 million for himself.

When the case came to trial in 2010, Joe admitted that he had forged Mastropole’s signature, as well as the notary’s signature and seal, but said he’d had his partner’s verbal authorization to do so, which Mastropole denied.

According to documents obtained by Radar, Mastropole’s lawyer, William Carlo Saracino told the court, “My client says [Giudice] forged his name. [Giudice] says he did it with content. Why would he have to do that? He knew where the office was. He knew Mastropole. … Why would he have to use a notary from somebody that was no longer with him for at least three months if this was all on the up and up, above board?”

“There should be no doubt that this was not done with authority,” Saracino continued. “It could have been easily done by Mr. Mastropole. He could have signed his own discharge of mortgage if that’s the way it was going to go down. He was accessible. They were in the same building. … False representation or actual fraud … we’ve proved beyond a shadow of a doubt what happened here.”

Judge Morris Stern eventually ruled that Giudice owed Mastropole $260,000 and included a warning in his judgment that seems incredibly prescient in retrospect.

“The signing of Mastropole’s name was a forgery… exhibiting willfulness and malice toward a former friend and current adversar,” Judge Stern wrote in misjudgment.

“The extraordinary web of lies and misrepresentations woven by Giudice to implement and cover his misconduct reflects on his approach to business matters and suggest his disregard for legal restraints which would bind others.”

Both of the Giudices now face more than 50 years in prison for allegedly engaging in similar cases of fraud.
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NeNe Leakes Vows To Never Return To Wendy Williams’ Show
They’ve had a somewhat strained relationship in the past and while it seemed they’d overcome their differences, Wendy Williams and NeNe Leakes are apparently beefin’ again.

The newest drama resulted when Wendy voiced her opinion about something NeNe tweeted last week.

The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “Glee” star posted an observation about the number of celebrities starring in reality TV shows.

“Just saw a list of all the new reality shows that r coming soon! Everybody is a reality star now! WOW! I gotta go,” NeNe wrote.

Well, Wendy—never one to bite her tongue—took issue with NeNe’s remark, questioning whether the “RHOA” breakout star’s ego was getting too big.

“Everybody is a reality star now. In case you’ve noticed, people watch more reality shows than sitcoms,” said Wendy who might have been referring to the fact that NeNe’s NBC show “The New Normal” was cancelled after one season.

“You should have just kept your mouth closed,” said Wendy.

Well, NeNe tweeted that she might just do that by never opening her mouth again on Wendy’s show.

When asked by a Twitter follower about returning to Wendy’s couch, NeNe said she had no interest in doing so again. She responded with, “No.”

It’s not the first time the two women have had friction. In March, NeNe was apparently offended by comments Wendy made about her relationship with Gregg Leakes, a man NeNe’s married twice.

“@WendyWilliams don’t know SHIT about my relationship!” she NeNe tweeted.

As for their recent rift, NeNe said she’s not sure why Wendy decided to criticize her tweet.

When asked what happened between the two,” she wrote: “That’s a good question! I have no idea.”
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Justice Department Indicts Joe and Teresa Giudice On Charges Of Lender, Tax Fraud
Two of the stars of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey were charged with charges of conspiring to defraud lenders and illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans on Monday. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Paul J. Fishman announced on Tuesday that Teresa Giudice and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice were named in a 39-count indictment alleging lender and tax fraud.

According to the DOJ’s announcement, the Real Housewives stars are “charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud in a 39-count indictment returned today by a federal grand jury. The indictment also charges Giuseppe Giudice with failure to file tax returns for tax years 2004 through 2008, during which time he allegedly earned nearly $1 million.”

The indictment alleges that the Guidices lied to a bankruptcy court, the IRS, and a variety of banks.
From September 2001 through September 2008, Giuseppe and Teresa Giudice allegedly engaged in a mail and wire fraud conspiracy in which they submitted to lenders fraudulent mortgage and other loan applications and supporting documents in order to obtain mortgages and other loans. The Giudices falsely represented on loan applications and supporting documents that they were employed and/or receiving substantial salaries when, in fact, they were either not employed or not receiving such salaries.
Read the full release via The Department of Justice.
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Gretchen Rossi Talks Marriage Proposal To Slade Smiley
In true Real Housewives fashion, there’s always a plot twist.

This time it's Gretchen Rossi turning the tables on her longtime beau, Slade Smiley, and asking for his hand in marriage. 

“It was nerve-wracking!” Rossi told Celebuzz when she visited our Hollywood studio. “I feel so bad for every man who has to go through this. I was surprised how scared I was… just all the things that could go wrong with this proposal.” 

And it wouldn’t be Rossi if it wasn’t over-the-top. Cue wedding song (written by her, of course), helicopter, highrise rooftop and flowing white dress.

“I wrote him a song and I surprised him at his radio station,” Rossi revealed with a huge smile. “In the song I ask him to marry me. 

“He had no idea he was getting in a helicopter, flying to the top of the AT&T building in downtown Los Angeles where I was waiting standing in a white flowing dress and ring!” 

So on to the next most important question -- when and where do they want to celebrate their big day? 

“We don’t have a date set, but we’ve mulled around maybe next August,” she added. “We’ve talked about doing things far, far away. Very destination.” 
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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Bethenny Frankel's Talk Show Assistant Quits, Claims Because Bethenny 'Was So Mean' To Her
Bethenny Frankel‘s talk show doesn’t premiere until September but there is already high drama on the set.

She is “very particular and difficult,” a source told the New York Post ‘.

In fact, it’s gotten so bad, her assistant, Marilyn, has already jumped ship!

“Marilyn quit after less than a month because Bethenny was so mean to her,” the source said. “Marilyn has a lot of experience working with celebrities and complained she had ‘never been treated this badly.’

“They have been interviewing other assistants, who had to sign nondisclosure agreements and were told not to talk to Bethenny unless she talks to them first. They have interviewed more than 40 people, but she doesn’t like anybody,” the source revealed to the Post.

Another insider confirmed the assistant’s departure, but insisted there’s no tension between the former The Real Housewives of New York City star and her chat show staff.

Being her assistant “is a very particular job with a lot involved, managing Bethenny’s TV and business interests. But there is absolutely no division between Bethenny and the staff on the show. For many of them it is a dream job,” the insider said.

Frankel already has ample drama in her life.

As has been reporting, she’s involved in an epic divorce and custody battle with Jason Hoppy .

Bethenny, produced by co-produced by Ellen DeGeneres‘ company and Ellen’s producers at Telepictures, premieres Sept. 9 on Fox stations around the country.
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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Lea Black's Husband Roy Refuses to Appear on Show
Not every Real Housewife has a husband who’s dying to share the limelight with her on the Bravo franchise. Take Real Housewives of Miami star Lea Black’s significant other, for example. According to the site All About the Real Housewives, Roy Black, Lea’s attorney husband, refuses to participate in the show.

A source tells the site that it’s because “He wants to maintain his law reputation instead of being on reality TV.” That seems plausible, but the source adds, He is particularly embarrassed by the trailer, in which Lea is seen gyrating on a young man while on vacation with the cast. He is not looking forward to the rest of the season airing later this year.”

Whether or not that information is correct, Roy Black has expressed his desire to stay off the show before. In an interview with back in April, the lawyer explained, “I do not get involved in The Real Housewives. I have enough drama in my life as it is. I’m not getting between these women when they start getting in arguments and anything and I’ll support my wife. She’s always supported me on everything I do. So I support her being in the program, but it’s not my kind of thing I can assure you.”

After all the Real Housewives fights we’ve seen, staying on the sidelines might be the safest place to be. 
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Caroline Manzo Talks 'RHONJ' Retreat From Hell
The Gorga-Giudice retreat isn't going exactly as planned.

In the most recent episode of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey, viewers saw the long-running feud between the Gorgas and the Giudices get physical when brothers-in-law Joe Gorga and Joe Giudice got into an altercation during a retreat meant to bring peace to the family.

Toward the end of the episode, Teresa Giudice summoned Caroline Manzo to the Lake George, N.Y., location where relationship experts were trying (unsuccessfully) to help the family work through their issues. It ended with Joe Gorga and his sister, Teresa, breaking down in tears while being counseled by Dr. Venus Nicolino.

Ahead of Sunday's upcoming episode, Manzo talked to The Hollywood Reporter about what's ahead for the Gorgas and Giudices and previewed another big trip for the cast.

The Hollywood Reporter: What was going through your mind when you got the call from Teresa?
Caroline Manzo: It was shock. I certainly didn't expect to hear from anyone. I expected to hear stories afterward. I was very surprised to hear from Teresa. As I mentioned on the show, for her to call me, I knew there had to be a crisis mode going on. She's a strong girl and doesn't usually ask for help. I knew something was up.

THR: How long did it take for you to make up your mind to go?
Manzo: I had a conversation with my husband, but it happened very quickly. She called me very early in the morning, and I was in Lake George by 10:30 in the morning. It's a four-hour drive. The bottom line is, I made a promise to both Teresa and Joe that I would be there for them. If they needed me, good or bad, I've got to help.

THR: Were you surprised that the fight between the two Joes got physical?
Manzo: Yes. It's something you don't necessarily expect when gathering with your friends and family. I'm sure it was a surprise for them as well. It's not something on your agenda. I don't think anybody expected that.

THR: Once you got up there, Dr. V had already arrived. Were you able to do much to help?
Manzo: For me, I felt that once Dr. V was there -- I think all I will say is that I was very pleasantly surprised when I got there, and my role kind of shifted in my mind once I got there. I won't say how.

THR: Do you think Teresa and her brother truly want to make amends?
Manzo: There is no denying how much they love each other, but they are both very, very stubborn. The two of them -- they have the same mentality that: "You have to give." "No, I don't have to give, you do." In order to make it work, somebody has to give. They do love each other very much, but you have to remember, this is a few years' worth of estrangement, if you will. And to some degree, within a couple of years, beyond what is said and done to each other, there is a trickle-down effect on so many other people. The hurt is very deep; it's not going to be an easy fix. It will take a lot more than what you've seen already, and you do see a lot of that happen as the season continues. This is not over yet; there is plenty more.

THR: Earlier in the season, you reached out to Joe Gorga, prompting his wife, Melissa, to confess to Joe that she was annoyed that you hadn't reached out to her as well. Have you discussed that with her?
Manzo: I haven't talked to her about it, but I was very surprised and a little hurt, without a doubt. My intentions were pure and good. Over the past couple of years, it's always been made very clear that Melissa said she wants to be kept out of it: "Teresa and Joe, keep me out of it." I met with Joe and didn't involve her out of respect to her feelings of not wanting to be part of it. When she said that, I was kind of taken aback. I'm not going to lie. It definitely hurt my feelings, but it's one of those things; point taken.

THR: Was it hard for you not to take sides in all this?
Manzo: Last year, it certainly was hard. I think obviously my attitude showed, but after a while, when you sit down and start to think and pull yourself out of it and look at it for what it is, you see things differently and realize you're a part of the problem and not part of the solution. Once I came to that realization, I took a step back and decided to be part of the solution rather than the problem.
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NeNe Leakes Sued By Wedding Planner For $2.5 Million
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes is being sued by her "celebrity wedding planner" -- who claims NeNe racked up a MILLION DOLLAR bill for her big day ... and never paid, TMZ has learned.

The woman going after Leakes is Tiffany Cook -- who claims NeNe hired Dream Design Weddings to coordinate the party for her marriage to Gregg Leakes on June 22, 2013 ... a wedding that will featured on a Bravo TV special in September.

In her suit, filed in Georgia, Cook claims Leakes promised to pay her 15% of the entire wedding budget PLUS fees design and execution of the wedding PLUS travel expenses to the event.

In total, Cook claims NeNe's budget for the wedding was $1.8 MILLION!!!!!!!!! And Cook claims she was due $270k (the 15%) PLUS another $889,900 (design fees) PLUS $1,750 (4 coach tickets from Florida to Georgia).

Cook claims NeNe did fork over the initial down payment ($18,750) ... but she hasn't seen a penny since -- and is suing for the remaining $1,142,900 balance ... PLUS damages.

In total, Cook -- who also put together Kordell Stewart's wedding to Porsha -- wants more than $2.5 MILLION for her troubles.

How's THAT for a wedding gift???
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Friday, July 26, 2013

Brooks Ayers Sold Share In Vicki Gunvalson’s Vodka Business Due To Needing 'Money For Child Support’
Even though Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson was voluntarily dismissed as a defendant in the contentious lawsuit surrounding a vodka product bearing her name, the reality star’s actions remain front and center of the legal case.

Her ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers is still being sued in a Las Vegas court alleging he committed fraud, breached contract, failed to live up to good faith dealings, misrepresented himself and conspired to unjustly enrich himself and Gunvalson, who he has dated on-and-off since 2011 in the wake of her divorce to ex-husband Donn.

Now, has learned, Brooks has admitted that Vicki, 51, gifted him a 16.67% share in her business to produce distilled flavored vodka — a share he later sold to another business partner for $50,000 in a bid to wipe out child support and IRS debt.

The confession is bound to give Brooks’ critics more fuel who have long accused him of being with Vicki just for money during their two-year, on-again, off-again romance.

In a response to the suit filed on July 23, Brooks told a Nevada judge that “Gunvalson gave him a membership interest in VV LLC to compensate him for the services he had provided.”

He also confessed that he later met the man now suing him, Robert Williamson III, a professional poker player whom the one-time couple went into business with in 2012, in March to orchestrate the sale of that interest because “he needed money for child support and an IRS payment.”

Williamson had previously claimed Brooks told him that he would be jailed imminently if the sale did not go through.

According to Williamson’s lawsuit, filed in June, “it was learned later that Brooks and Vicki had used this purchase as a way to obtain additional money from RW III in bad faith without the intent to honor the intent of the transaction.”

He charged in court papers that Gunvalson later “demanded” that ownership be returned to a 50-50 split between them — despite the existence of a contract that the Bravo star appeared to acknowledge by way of her signature.

“Upon information and belief, it was the intent of Brooks and Vicki to lure RW III into the purchase of Brooks interest without the good faith intent to move forward with the company and make it successful,” the original suit stated.

In his answer, Brooks confirmed Vicki demanded that the ownership be returned to 50/50 even through she had acknowledged and signed an agreement to that effect.

He denied that he and Vicki had used this purchase as a way to obtain additional money from Williamson and rejected that Vicki had offered a “total lack of cooperation or effort” to promote the organization and make it successful.

He said Williamson “suffered no legally cognizable damages” as a result of he and Vicki’s actions. He’s seeking the suit be dismissed.
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Jacqueline Laurita and Joe Gorga Scheduled to Appear in Court Over Brawl
Three cast members from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” are scheduled to appear before a judge in September to face assault and terroristic threat charges.

Court officials confirmed Wednesday that the criminal cases against “Housewives” star Jacqueline Laurita of Franklin Lakes; her husband, Christopher; and Joe Gorga of Montville would proceed in Ridgewood’s Municipal Court on Sept. 5, starting at 4:30 p.m.

The charges — stemming from a fracas at the grand opening of a salon in Ridgewood — had been referred in April to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office for grand jury consideration. But two weeks ago, the matter was returned to Ridgewood for resolution.

Also due in court Sept. 5 is John Karagiorgis of Paramus, who is charged with assault and making terroristic threats as well as  three counts of harassment.

Karagiorgis claimed he was assaulted by the “Housewives” trio when cameras were rolling for the Bravo series. He claimed he sustained several injuries, including a head abrasion, when Jacqueline Laurita allegedly clubbed him with a stiletto heel.

In April, Ridgewood’s municipal judge found there was enough probable cause for the charges against the four to proceed.
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Kroy Biermann Officially Adopts Kim Zolciak's Two Daughters
He is currently expecting his third child with Real Housewives Of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak.

And fatherhood is clearly something Kroy Biermann relishes.

The 27-year-old has officially adopted his 35-year-old wife's two daughters Birelle, 16, and Ariana, 12, from her previous relationships.

Kroy and his the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star already have two sons together - Kroy Jr., who was born in 2011 before they were married, and Kash, who they welcomed into the world in 2012. Kim is currently pregnant with her fifth child.

'I don't know if I could love anybody else's children as much as Kroy loves the girls,' Kim said of her husband during an E! News interview on Tuesday. 'I just don't know if I have it in me.'

Kroy admitted his life before marriage was somewhat different.

'Before Kim and before the girls and before the boys, I lived a pretty regimented life,' Biermann said. 'I'd wake up, eat breakfast, go to work, come home -- it was pretty normal. Now, my house isn't going to be as clean as it was before, but it's not important. Those things are not important and it's all about prioritizing and understanding."

The Atlanta Falcons defensive added, 'In order to keep balance you have to have priorities. Our careers are our priorities, our kids, our health, our happiness.'

Kim confessed that she 'wasn't really looking for a relationship' before she met Kroy at a charity function in May 2010.

But the reality star couldn't help but notice the athlete's impressive behind.

'When I saw his butt, I have never in my life seen a butt like that,' Kim said. 'I just thought, "Wow he's got a really cute butt and a million-dollar smile."'

But his personality won her over in the end, and the fact that her daughters approved of Kroy 'almost immediately'. 

'I didn't date a whole lot of people,' she said. 'The relationships I had were long-term, but sometimes my daughters would notice that the person I was dating, they were doing things to kind of win my daughters' over to get to the mom — it wasn't genuine. And my girls can see right through that crap. So with Kroy, it was just real…It worked from the very very beginning."
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Lauri Peterson Says Saw Vicki Gunvalson In Bed With A Man AND A Woman Not Once, But Twice
The Real Housewife of Orange County’s Lauri Waring Peterson is o was on the show for the first four seasons, is a lightening rod of controversy.

Her allegations that she saw fellow Housewife Vicki Gunvalson in bed with another man AND another woman — has sent Vicki into a fury.

And now in an exclusive interview with RumorFix, she says she witnessed this more than once.

“I absolutely did see this,” she tells our Real Mr. Housewife. “There wasn’t just one occasion, there were two occasions. One occasion was in San Diego in which the same woman, Vicki, and I were sharing a room. I was on a roll away bed. The other two women were in individual beds. The man came in — who I know also, as he works in the insurance industry– all of these are married people. He came in and bounced back and forth between beds. I took a sleeping pill and went to sleep, because I didn’t want to know. I did see them in bed together.”

Then she says it happened in New Orleans at an insurance convention. “I was going to spend the night in Vicki’s room,” she says. “When I came in to the room I was expecting to be by myself, because I thought everybody was out having fun. When I walked into the room the same three people were in one bed together. Like I said they were under the covers. I don’t know what they were doing. I don’t want to know what they were doing. I did see it. That’s the thing that I will stand by. I won’t speak about anything unless I witnessed it first hand, like Vicki told me about her indiscretions or I actually saw something with my own eyes. Whether I saw a text message or I see something – those are the things that I will speak about.

Nothing else.

Lauri does want to point out, “I do not know if they were having sex, because the scene made me feel uncomfortable and it was awkward for me, because all of these people are married.”

Vicki has written in her blog, “It’s wrong, filled with lies, unjustifiable, and just plain mean what Lauri has been saying about me.”  

Bethenny Frankel & Jason Hoppy Battle Over Three-Year-Old Daughter’s Diet
Bethenny Frankel and her estranged husband are battling over their three-year-old daughter Bryn‘s nutrition, amidst allegations that the Skinnygirl mogul is obsessive about what the little girl eats, is exclusively reporting.

The nasty custody battle Frankel, 42, is waging with Jason Hoppy, 41, has spiraled with the shocking new claim that the ex-reality star’s own food “issues” are hurting their daughter’s health.

“Bethenny obsessively monitors what Bryn eats,” a source close to the situation told Radar, noting the child was born premature, weighing only 4 lbs 12 ounces.

“Jason makes sure Bryn eats healthy, but also lets her indulge in sweets. Bethenny has publicly said she has been on diets most of her life and has built her empire on being thin. Jason just doesn’t want that to negatively impact on Bryn.”

The former Real Housewife of New York City turned cocktail mogul has spoken out about her own rollercoaster with dieting, saying in a 2011 interview that she spent her “entire life being obsessed with dieting.”

Despite the fears, a source close to Frankel dismissed it as an issue.

“Bryn and her mom often have ice cream together,” the source said.

“Bethenny just wants to make sure their little girl eats healthy and always makes Bryn organic, fresh meals and snacks. Jason is just trying anything to make her look like a bad mom. She is trying to be the best mom possible and wants the fighting with Jason to stop for the sake of their little girl.”

Adding to the estranged couple’s issues, Frankel recently went on vacation with billionaire boyfriend, Warren Lichtenstein in ritzy St. Tropez.

A source previously told us Bethenny and the hedge funder manager have been daing since earlier this year!

But, an insider revealed: “Bethenny doesn’t want to go public with the relationship because her divorce to husband Jason isn’t yet finalized.”

The feuding parents “just can’t agree on anything when it comes to Bryn,” said one source. “Both of them are acting like children and it’s harming their daughter.”
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Kenya Moore To Receive $600,000 for Season Six of Real Housewives of Atlanta

You've gotta be kidding me:
Well, that's just Gone With the Wind fabulous! Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore will be returning for the hit reality show's sixth season, a source tells Us Weekly, and the outspoken former beauty queen could not be more thrilled.

"Kenya is very happy to be back!" the source tells Us. According to the insider, Moore, 42, will also get a substantial raise for her contributions to the Bravo show's success -- a whopping $600,000 for the season, with additional bonuses based on ratings.

"NeNe [Leakes], Kim [Zolciak] and Kandi [Burruss] make $800,000 a season but they can make more for doing certain special things, like Kim taking off her wig," another source previously told Us. "Phaedra and Porsha make $50,000 per season."

Moore joined the cast last fall for season five, and quickly got off on the wrong foot with castmates Leakes and Cynthia Bailey.

"She was a Miss America? How many years ago was that?" Leakes sniped about Moore -- who won the pageant in 1993 -- during a conversation with Bailey and Phaedra Parks. "This is 2012."

Moore has garnered a solid following of fans, however, some of them A-list celebrities. In February, Beyonce revealed that she, too, is a fan of the show when she told an interviewer that she thought her performance with former Destiny's Child group members Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland was "Gone With the Wind fabulous!"

Funnily enough, during an episode in season five, Moore informed her castmates that she is, in fact, often mistaken for Jay-Z's wife. 

"Every day, somebody thinks I'm Beyonce," she claimed, adding that hundreds of people asked for her autograph at the 2009 Inauguration.
RELATED: Kenya Moore Eviction Lawsuit: Reality Star Is Victim To Landlord's Legal Battle, Says Source

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tamra Barney Shares Thoughts On Adopting A Baby, Says Brooks Ayers Wasn't Good Enough For Vicki Gunvalson
The Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Tamra Barney appeared on Watch What Happens Live Monday, and admitted that she’s given thought to adopting a child, as well as offering her opinion — or lack thereof — about Vicki Gunvalson‘s beau, Brooks Ayers.

On Watch What Happens Live, a caller asked Tamra about if she’s given thought to having a baby with her new husband Eddie Judge, but Tamra said her “biological clock has died,” as she’s had her tubes tied.

“However, we have talked about adopting a little baby from Mexico, or maybe surrogacy,” Tamra said. “I have my hands filled with my beautiful kids … I don’t want to be the mom in kindergarten that’s like, 70 … I’m not up for that!”

Tamra said her new hubby loves her children, and that if he approaches her in the next year about having one of their own, they’ll “talk about it then.”

Then, Tamra was asked by another caller which one of her castmates’ lovers she would rather spend a week with on a deserted island — Brooks or Slade Smiley.

Tamra looked disgusted with the given options, telling Cohen, “That’s a really messed up question,” before launching into the reason why she’s not a big fan of Brooks.

“I just feel that there’s somebody better for her out there … first and foremost, I want Vicki to be happy, I think she has so much to offer … a lot of people who don’t think he’s right for her,” she said. “Vicki’s like my sister — Vicki and I have a bond. ‘Do I agree with everything Vicki does?‘ No.”
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Jacqueline Laurita Addresses Teresa Giudice's Embrace with Her Brother Joe, Talks Joe Giudice Comments On Son Nicholas
Teresa Giudice and her brother Joe Gorga‘s emotional embrace on Sunday night’s Real Housewives of New Jersey touched the heart of one of her chief rivals, Jacqueline Laurita.

After watching the scene, “I cried,” Jacqueline admitted to Andy Cohen on Sunday’s Watch What Happens Live on Bravo.

“There’s such intense feelings because of the hurt they both feel about each other but there’s so much love there, too, definitely,” Teresa’s fellow housewife said.

Jacqueline was joined on the program by actress and self-described Real Housewives superfan Rebecca Romijn.

Rebecca declared, “That moment with Teresa and Joe for me was one of the most honest moments I’ve ever seen on any of the Real Housewives shows. I couldn’t believe they let it all out.”

Meanwhile, Jacqueline addressed Teresa and her husband Joe’s comments that she was a “wack job.”

“I’ve never been on medication. I don’t even take Tylenol or Advil,” Jacqueline said. “I don’t know where that came from. You know what? When you’re angry at someone, you say things. I said stuff about her, she said stuff about me. That’s what you do when you’ve been hurt by someone.”

Is a reconciliation between Jacqueline and Teresa possible? “Oooh! Miracle’s happen this season ” Jacqueline teased. “Watch and see!”

She also commented on the feud between Teresa and her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, “It’s just built up. I think they’re taking turns at giving it to each other.”

At Andy’s prompting, Jacqueline addressed Teresa’s husband Joe Guidice’s remark that Jacqueline’s son Nicholas having autism wasn’t such a big deal.

She said, “I know a lot of people got really hard on Joe for the autism comment but I know Joe and I think he was acknowledging the brilliance and intelligence in a lot of the children on the spectrum but I think he has lack of knowledge about how much time and attention and focus and work goes into raising a child with special needs.”
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Heather Dubrow Talks New House and Seeing Her Marriage on TV
Though their marriage a some rough patches in Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8, recently Heather Dubrow and husband Terry have been nothing but loving and supportive in the most recent episodes. The trend continued when Wetpaint Entertainment spoke to the couple at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey “Built to Amaze” show at the Staples Center on July 11.

Wetpaint Entertainment: We hear you sold your house. Where are you moving and are the kids excited about it?
Heather Dubrow: The kids are excited! We are building a new house, we bought a lot, not in the same community but nearby. We’re really excited about it I actually think I like this house better than our last house. It’s a really exciting project. Terry and I love building together; we did the last one from the ground up and this one as well. We’re in a rental right now which is challenging! It’s kind of an adventure in and of itself! The kids are excited but they’re asking for crazy things like can I have a pool in my room? No! Can we have a pole that goes down to the first floor? No! But they are enjoying talking about it.

How was filming the trip to Whistler?
I was actually only in Whistler for several hours because I was shooting an episode of Malibu Country so I had to come home. I was there for a little bit, there was a lot of craziness! I have to say after watching the footage I’m not sad that I had to go because I’m glad that I wasn’t around for all of that. But what a gorgeous place, I think we’re going to try to plan a trip back there.

How have you and Terry adjusted to being on camera all the time?
Well Terry has done so many reality shows being a plastic surgeon, Swan and Bridalplasty, and he’s very comfortable in this genre. It was much more difficult for me coming from the scripted world. But I think this year, much more than last year, I’m definitely more comfortable, maybe too comfortable!

What have you two learned about one another after having seen your relationship play out on camera?
Terry: I say some stupid things and I repeat them a lot and I’m not as funny as I think I am.
Heather: And I’ve learned that he now realizes that he says stupid things and repeats them a lot.

What Housewife would you say you are closest with?
Tamra! I’m definitely closest with Tamra although I have to say I really have a good relationship with all of the ladies. That doesn’t mean we don’t have our problems and our issues but I feel like I have good relationships with everyone. And Tamra just got married!

That leads into my next question, how was her wedding?
Heather: Look I just got chills! It was amazing, she was a gorgeous bride, you have to watch Tamra’s OC Wedding!
Terry: Heather sang during the wedding, it was beautiful!

Heather: Tamra asked me to sing at the wedding so you know how people get up and do readings? I sang. It was very special. But her whole ceremony there were so many beautiful touches with her children, it was amazing. Wait until you see it, you’re going to love it.

Any more acting roles for you coming up I the near future?
Yes, definitely. Of course my family is my priority. I do have four young children but Colette is now two-and-a-half and she’s starting a few days of preschool in the fall. So it will be a better time for me to be working.
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Sonja Morgan Gets Caught Being Flirty With Aviva Drescher's Ex-Husband Harry Dubin
There may be some trouble next time The Real Housewives of New York City star Sonja Morgan sees her costar Aviva Drescher! has exclusively obtained a series of photos of Morgan flirting up a storm with Drescher’s ex-husband, Harry Dubin, at New York City’s The Griffin on July 11, where the banking heiress was being honored by for her entrepreneurial spirit and involvement in the arts, entertainment and philanthropy.

“Sonja was sitting on Harry’s lap right in front of Aviva,” a source told us.

But according to Sonja, there was little in the rendezvous and she was just cuddling up next to him.

“Well, I wasn’t right on top of his lap,” Sonja told in an exclusive interview. “But I was definitely very comfortably ensconced with Harry. I wasn’t on his lap — and Aviva was seated next to Harry.”

Sonja doesn’t deny flirting with Harry, though.

“I always flirt with Harry whether I am with a boyfriend or not,” she joked. “We have a wonderful relationship!”

Sonja has a history with Harry and even dated him back in the late eighties and early nineties — before he married Aviva.

“I met him in Washington D.C. at CafĂ© Milano,” Sonja revealed. “He went to every hotel lobby calling to see which hotel I was staying in and invited me to go to a jazz bar. And then every other weekend, I would go to D.C. or he would come to NY to see me. We were doing that for a year.”

And July 11 was perfect timing for Sonja to do a little flirting — her 23-year-old boyfriend Benjamin Benalloul was missing in action at her party.

Ben, well, I have no idea where he was Thursday night,” Sonja told Radar.

“My intern Tyler sent him the invitation. When we were in Europe, he said he was going to be back sometime after July 4 weekend so I don’t know where he was. He could still be in Europe for all I know.”

Sonja hasn’t heard from Ben, who she describes as her “soul mate,” since before the event.
A source said: “Sonja tried to call him on July 18, but it went straight to voicemail.”

According to Sonja, “He’s over there [in Europe] working on expanding his real estate company to the South of France and he has no signal. He probably doesn’t even know about the event because he doesn’t read his emails.”

But despite Ben’s absence and lack of communication, Sonja insisted things were fine between them.

“No we’re not broken up, but Ben goes off on these tangents in business,” she reasoned. “I know he is starting a new company, so I know he’s very much focused on that. We are still together. I just don’t know if he’s back or not back.”

She added, “I don’t need to speak to him every day to know that we’re together.”
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Monday, July 22, 2013

Jason Hoppy Won't Take Wedding Ring Off Until Divorce Is Final

Hey, give the guy credit for having some principles:
She put a ring on it — but he won’t take it off.

Almost six months after Bethenny Frankel filed for divorce from Jason Hoppy, the pharmaceutical sales executive is still wearing his wedding band. Why? He’s vowed not to take it off until the marriage is officially over, has been told.

“Jason won’t take off his wedding ring until the divorce is final. He didn’t want to pull the plug on the relationship, but Bethenny decided to file for divorce,” a source close to the situation revealed.

What’s more, Hoppy is “disgusted” that the talk show host has a new boyfriend, billionaire Warren Lichtenstein, before the split is even official.

“Jason refuses to even entertain the idea of dating and he’s disgusted that Behtenny has a new boyfriend,” the source said.

“The fact that Bethenny has taken their daughter on vacation with Warren in the past is outrageous to him. What kind of role model is Bethenny going to be to Bryn? The parenting choices she is making are very poor.

The former Real Housewife of New York might have denied they were anything more than friends, but the pair vacationed together in St. Tropez in southeastern France, as Radar previously reported.

The romantic jaunt was not the first time the pair had taken their fledgling love overseas: Bethenny went on vacation to Hong Kong with Warren in 2012 — without her then husband. Then, she rang in New Year’s with the billionaire and Bryn at his vacation home in Aspen, Colo.

As Radar previously reported, Bethenny believes Jason is still wearing his wedding ring to garner sympathy.

“Bethenny just can’t understand why Jason is still wearing his wedding ring! It makes absolutely no sense to her because they have zero plans for reconciliation,” a source said.

“Bethenny thinks he’s doing it to garner sympathy and to appear as the wounded party.”
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Teresa Giudice Begs For Caroline Manzo’s Help In Feud With Brother

After Joe Gorga and Joe Giudice’s violent brawl, Teresa seeks the help of Dr. V and Caroline Manzo.

The Gorgas and the Giudices are on the brink of destruction after a violent fight on the July 21 episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Thankfully, Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga have everyone and their mother trying to bring them back together.

Following Joe Gorga and Joe Giudice’s brawl, Teresa calls Caroline Manzo and asks for her help. Caroline knows that for Teresa to call her, things must be terrible. And after a bit of resistance, Caroline decides to help and heads to the retreat.

Meanwhile, Dr. V (aka Dr. Venus Nicolino of Bravo’s LA Shrinks) arrives and seems to knock some sense into everyone. She says this feud is not about blaming one person, but coming to terms with the idea that everyone’s at fault in some way or another. Oh yeah, she also says that her vagina proves she’s Italian — whatever that means.

Melissa Gorga and Teresa fight at the breakfast table and it’s obvious that these two really hate each other. Teresa tells Dr. V, “see — this is the problem.”

Dr. V takes Joe Gorga upstairs to speak with him alone. He reveals that he’s not interested in repairing his relationship with Teresa because she’s his “worst enemy.” But the doctor suggests that Teresa’s problem may be that she’s overprotective and feels Joe can’t make the right decisions for himself (ie. picking a suitable wife). Joe says it’s a possibility, but he’s just not interested in fixing anything at this time.

Caroline arrives and makes small talk with Melissa, Kathy Wakile, Rich Wakile and Rosie Pierri while Teresa makes her way upstairs.

Teresa and Joe talk a bit with the doctor and she realizes that what they need most is time together — without husbands, wives or friends. Teresa and Joe hug it out and cry a little.
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For Some Reason Bravo Is Considering Giving Brandi Glanville A Spinoff

Yeah, a spinoff show where you can watch Brandi Glanville get shit-faced drunk, go on "dates" (i.e. one-night stands) and of course, figure out yet another way to pick a fight with LeAnn Rinmes, all because her kids stepmom has talent and Brandi doesn't. Definitely what the world needs:
Get ready for more Brandi Glanville!

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills wild child has been chatting with Bravo execs about her own spin-off show and has exclusively learned it will be based on the single mother’s dating life.

“Brandi will be taping a pilot for Bravo and it’s for her own spin-off show,” a source close to the situation told Radar.

“She was kind of shocked when the idea was brought up, but now she’s really excited about it. Putting your dating life on TV for the world to see is never easy, but Brandi’s never backed down from a challenge.”

According to the insider, both Brandi and Bravo aren’t exactly sure where the what the show will end up looking like, but they’re confident it will be reality TV gold.

“You never know with Brandi. So you can have an angle for a show but how it plays out may be a very different thing,” the source said.

“She’s ready to jump back into the dating scene and it will be interesting to see what kind of men can actually handle her!”
Brandi has seen great success since joining the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast in 2011 and released a tell-all book this year calledDrinking And Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders.
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tamra Barney Shares Text From First Husband Darren Vieth, Calls Him "S**t Crazy"
The drama between Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney and first husband Darren Vieth continues.
Tamra says that she received a text from ex-husband Darren on July 19, and she has taken to Facebook to share the text with the rest of the world.

Tamra and Darren's issues went public this week when Darren  who got divorced from Tamra in 1990  told Radar Online that Tamra was a "bad mother" to their son, Ryan, and that she gave misleading comments on a recent Real Housewives episode about his role in her first suicide attempt.

Here's what Darren texted Tamra: "Next time, don't include me or try to ruin my reputation for your fame. I have received numerous call from people I work with, family and friends about how I drove you to attempting suicide. If you continue, I will take action."

As you can imagine, Tamra didn't appreciate this.

"In his tiny brain, he thought I was blaming him for my suicide attempt over 20 years ago," Tamra writes on Facebook. "I never blamed anyone but my self for my actions. I never said you were a bad husband. I never said you were a bad father. I said we had a bad marriage and the divorce was hard on me."

Tamra claims that Darren actually called him after the episode aired to say he would "always love" her. She says he then texted her days before her wedding to Eddie Judge, asking why he wasn't invited.

"Leave me alone and go on with your sad lonely life," she adds in the Facebook message to Darren, calling him "s**t crazy."
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