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2:27 PM PT -- Vanderpump's
attorney tells TMZ ... “We are in absolute shock at the amount of
punitive damages that were awarded. Especially in light of nominal
compensatory damages awarded and the lack of sufficient evidence. We
plan to immediately file an appeal and are confident that we will
prevail.” Lisa Vanderpump's
restaurant just got nailed by an L.A. jury, which awarded a former
waitress $100,000 in punitive damages in her sexual harassment lawsuit.
whole jury verdict is bizarre ... jurors awarded Karina Bustillos over
$6,000 last week after hearing testimony that a manager manhandled her,
called her foul names and made sexual advances. But what's weird ...
the jury did not place any liability on the manager, making it seem like
they didn't believe her. So it's puzzling why Villa Blanca got nailed.
And now it's double-puzzling why the jury gave Karina punitives.
Both sides declared victory last week, but now it seems the jury wanted to teach Villa Blanca a lesson.
Vanderpump vows she will appeal the verdict.
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice's father Frank Giudice unexpectedly passed away on June 18, Joe and Teresa Giudice's crisis manager Wendy Feldman tells Us Weekly.
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"Joe and his dad were chasing the dog Simba and suddenly Franco
fell ill," Feldman tells Us. At this time, Feldman adds, the family is
focusing on "their family right now, especially the girls."
Frank was 63 years old.
TMZ was first to report the news of Joe's father passing; the tragic
news comes during the midst of Joe and Teresa's current legal battle
against fraud charges, which they plead guilty to back in March.
Frank is survived by his three children -- Joe, and children Maria and Pete -- and at least four grandchildren -- Joe and Teresa's daughters -- Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana.
It’s war! Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney Judge’s bitter custody battle with her ex, Simon Barney, is raging on with no end in sight. RadarOnline.com
has exclusively learned that a recent attempt at mediation was a total
bust, and with the couple set to battle it out in front of a judge,
Judge has gone on the offensive, slamming her ex online!
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As Radar has reported, the reality TV mom, 46, and her ex are slogging through a nasty custody battle that has seen accusations of neglect,
child abuse, and worse! “My whole life is consumed with this, and it’s
probably one of the most devastating things I’ve ever gone through in my
life,” she said on RHOBH this week. “I cry probably every single day, and it’s hell.”
The couple recently tried to put an end to their squabbling with a
mediator, to no avail. According to court documents filed in Orange
County on June 10, Tamra and Simon met with a mediator on that date,
“and were unable to reach an agreement.” A hearing has been scheduled
for June 25.
After the mediation session was a bust, Tamra took to her Facebook to
bash her ex with a Father’s Day post that quickly turned nasty.
“Thank you Simon for our beautiful children,” she began the
surprisingly friendly post. “I hope you have a great day with them
But when fans complimented her for her gesture, Tamra was quick to
point out that she wasn’t exactly offering him an olive branch.
“If it wasn’t for him, I would not have my beautiful children,” she told one fan.
And then to another, she insisted, “People try to hurt you because they are hurt. I pray for him every night knowing that.”
Simon is suing Tamra for 100 percent custody of their three children: Sophia, 8, Spencer, 13, and Sydney, 15.
Family feuds never end, especially not in New Jersey!
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“Caroline Manzo was not there and neither was Jacqueline Laurita,” a party-goer told our friend Tom Murro.
“But Teresa Giuidice was there and she looked like she was having a great time,” the spy said.
Dina and her sister Caroline have been estranged for a while, but drama between the two was avoided when Caroline did not return for another season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
“Dina will still scrap with the other ladies, but she’s thrilled not to have to fight with Caroline or Jacqueline Laurita,” a source previously told Radar about her relationship with her relatives and the reality show.
And the graduation was drama free since the family members weren’t there fighting and Bravo cameras weren’t rolling.
“Dina was so happy and in her element,” the source told Radar.
“She seemed so proud of Lexi and she and Teresa were happily chatting. The whole night was perfect and thankfully there wasn’t any family drama at all.”
During last night's episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, tension between Shannon Beador and her husband David came to a head
when he wrote her an e-mail suggesting he move out for a while. But
Shannon says things are better now that they've each put some work into
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"It's tough to watch," Shannon said last night on Watch What Happens Live
of watching her marriage issues on TV. "I realize that nagging and
complaining isn't going to get me where I want in my relationship with
my husband. And I've absolutely made adjustments. And it's been good."
She goes into more detail about her problems on her Bravo blog, where she explains how important it is for her to take responsibility for her part in order to make things better.
have been very open about the state of my marriage and how I want more.
I want to be on the same team with David -- partners in life. I do not
think I am a victim and I do not intend to send that message. I am not
blaming my husband for distancing himself from me. In fact, today, I
take most of the responsibility it is happening."
One of the
things that the show helped her realize is that she needed to make some
simple changes, like getting on the same schedule as her husband.
David wakes up at 4:30am every morning so he goes to bed when the kids
do, around 8:30pm. I am a night owl so I usually stay up late at
night," Shannon explains on her blog. "Watching the show has knocked
sense into me about the clock I need to keep. I am glad that you get to
see one of my 'A-ha!' moments. It literally hit me in my interview that I
need to change my clock as a first step to improving my marriage."
she admits that things are going a lot better with her husband, and
while it's hard to expose this side of herself to the world, she hopes
some good can come of it.
"I am far from a 'sad soul.' All
marriages go through rough patches. I am not justifying that it is right
to behave inappropriately, but it is a reality that couples argue and
things are not always perfect. Resolution of conflicts and communication
are factors that define a successful marriage. For better or worse, you
are seeing an honest and authentic representation of my marital
struggles with David and I hope that some of you can relate and improve
upon your relationships as we do with ours."
Sonja Morgan better learn how to say "broke as a
joke" in French -- she just lost her fabulous St. Tropez villa in her
bankruptcy case ... and a bunch of pigs nearly screwed the deal.
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The trustee in her longstanding bankruptcy sold off the Riviera
vacay spot for $5.7 million, according to court docs obtained by TMZ.
The "Real Housewives of New York"
star has been telling people SHE was selling to be financially
responsible, but truth is the court-appointed trustee sold it ... and
Sonja had no say in the deal.
Sonja had said she was listing it
for $8 million -- but the trustee sold it for much less, partly because
the place wasn't easy to unload. According to the docs, the trustee ran
into several issues ... including wild boars destroying the landscaping
back in January.
French wild pigs, dude. Zut alors!
The ladies of Hotlanta are pretty strong in their social media
game, and we love them for it! In fact, there’s rarely a holiday or
birthday that goes by without all of the Real Housewives of Atlanta cast sounding off on Twitter or Instagram. The latest? Sunday June 15, otherwise known as Father’s Day!
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Pretty much everyone, from NeNe Leakes to Kandi Burruss,
took a moment on the special day to shoutout either their own fathers,
or the fathers of their children (aka their hubbies). Notably absent
from this list?
Phaedra Parks, who made a point to commend the role of fathers in general, but chose not to mention husband Apollo Nida by name.
“Happy Father's Day to all dads & moms playing dual roles!! #HappyFathersDay,” she posted to Instagram on June 15.
Phaedra posted a ton on Twitter during the day, promoting her recent
appearances on radio shows Hot 107.9 Atlanta and Dish Nation, yet she
still didn’t mention her legally troubled baby daddy in the middle of
all that. So what gives?
Phaedra and Apollo have been open about the struggles in their marriage, even admitting to attending couples therapy. Much of this discord stems from Apollo’s ongoing legal issues, following his guilty plea to bank and wire fraud. He’s scheduled to be sentenced in early July.
should be noted, however, that Apollo did spend time with his elder son
Ayden, 4, on the holiday. The Househusband took to Instagram to share
pics of himself during the father-son fishing trip, writing, “Out fishing with my son on Father's Day.”
RadarOnline.com told you first!
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The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams was facing the chopping block after her knock down drag out fight with Kenya Moore
during the reunion special taping, but she has now confirmed our
exclusive story that she is returning to the hit show for another
However, her co-workers think Williams might still need anger management classes after the brawl.
Now a host on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show in Atlanta that is featured on Dish Nation, Williams told her radio co-stars that she belongs back on the Bravo show.
“I believe she deserves the opportunity,” Williams said, speaking about herself in the third person.
“She should be able to come back. You know, people are interested in her life. I think it’s great for her.”
Her co-worker played Devil’s advocate with the violence-prone reality
star, expressing doubt about her decision to head back into the ring
with the other ladies.
“I don’t know. I’m still on the fence if she should go back on that,” Gary with da Tea said.
“Because it was violence. The kids saw that. The kids saw fighting
and fighting is just not a good thing. When you fight you should have to
deal with your consequences. I think she should be put on a suspension,
at least go to some kind of anger management class. Because that was
Williams, who was arrested after the fight with Moore, might not be over
her wild ways yet, telling Gary with da Tea: “I think we going to have
some violence here at Dish Nation if you keep on.”