Continued Legal Trouble for the Lauritas and Other Housewives News by NoMoreDrama
People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. That should be the motto for the Real Housewives. The Giudice bankrupcy and an assortment of forged signatures and lawsuits with business partners took center state on Season 3 and 4 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. They will now have to share the stage with the Lauritas. The Signature Apparel lawsuit was filed in 2011 against 5 members of the Laurita family including Jacqueline and Chris. It includes allegations of misuse of funds – not just by the partners, but also their wives. A new twist in the case emerged yesterday when Chris Laurita finally admitted that he had taken computers and a server from Signature Apparel to use in is new business. Computers that could contain critical information on money trail. The computer is now being searched for files and depositions are slated for the rest of this month and early November. A full writeup of the entire mess is here on the fauxreality blog.
Dirty Dancing buddies no more? It all started when Brandi Glanville was interviewed for an article in OKMagazine about her relationship with LeAnn Rimes. At the end of the interview she was asked if she missed having Camille Grammer around as much this season – since Camille is now a “friend of a housewife. “No – not really! Have I missed her? No – I’m sorry.” After the article was published, Brandi took to twitter to clear the air.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif have sold their home for $20 million dollars – down from the $26 million just a month ago. Hopefully this is a sign that the economy is picking up. Things are certainly good for Kyle Richards as her husband Mauricio was the agent for the sale. Mauricio said it sold quickly because homes for sale in the Beverly Park neighborhood are scare. I would hope $20 million dollar homes are scare. Yikes!
Jeff Lewis’s housekeeper Zoila is going to be one of Andy Cohen’s housewives. She’s already got her tagline, which she revealed on Watch What Happens Live last night. “I’m a big bitch, and in Jeffrey’s house, I make the rules.” Seriously – sign this women to one of the franchises.
Joanna Krupa is fighting mad over what Joe Francis (girls gone wild producer) had to say to her castmate Karent in the upcoming episode of Real Housewives of Miami. “Now that I watched that (preview video) I wish I punched him in the face. That’s despicable,” a furious Joanna told RadarOnLine. Francis attacked Krupa about a month ago on twitter, and now he’s claiming that he slept with both Joanna and her little sister Marta. Ironically, it looks like Adriana de Moura slaps Joanna in the face in the upcoming episode. I’m sensing fake drama again.
In Teresa Giudice‘s latest blog http://www.teresagiudice.com she clears up the rumor that she refused to attend a charity event because they wouldn’t pay her. Teresa explains that she can’t possibly attend every event she’s invited to, and that she’s very clear about the charities she does support. The same article slamming Teresa also slammed Caroline Manzo. I really don’t get why these stories get published. These are busy ladies and can’t attend everything they are asked to do.
Sheree Whitfield has won $75,000 in overdue child support from ex-husband Bob according to an exclusive by TMZ. The lump sum is for 21 months in arrears and it is due by Nov. 11. Then he will pay 1,000 a month for the next year. These are sums that normal people pay – which speaks to Bob’s financial state. He’d better take care of those kids. Not cool.
Ratings. The Real Housewives of New York lost footage brought in less than a million viewers. This put the numbers below what Jill Zarin brought in for Watch What Happens Live the week before. BravoRatings (Simon’s alleged website) gleefully wrote up the news and tweeted it to Jill. Watch What Happens Live numbers weren’t on the list put out by TV by the Numbers so there is no direct comparison with Scott Baio’s appearance on Andy’s talk show. I wonder which one Andy found more enjoyable?
RealMrHousewife of Rumorfix has another exclusive about Alexis Bellino. Alexis has been seen around town shooting scenes for the Real Housewives of Orange County, which led to the speculation that she was shooting “exit” scenes for the show. Now it’s been discovered that she’s back as a full-time housewife. Read More Here I hope she got a big raise.
Flipping Out – Jenni’s Wedding By Keida
The wedding takes place in Chicago and it’s gearing up to be a good one. The entire time I’m watching I’m thinking of the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding as I’m sure most of you were too. So there was the fly-in by the gang from LA, the check-in at the hotel, the last minute weight loss instances, the major crisis, the rehearsal dinner, the morning preparation before the wedding, the formal Greek orthodox wedding, and finally the reception. Opa!
So packing for the trip to Chicago seemed like Jeff didn’t want to pack. He put it off until Gage made him go downstairs and pack his suits. Jeff, Jeff, Jeff. Everyone went, Jeff, Gage, Zoila, Vanina, and Andrew. I don’t remember seeing Nancy there, but she had to be because every other person that Jenni knew was invited. While he and the rest of the gang are checking in, of course he makes a joke about Zoila having so many late night visitors that she’ll need four keys, Jenni was trying a last minute weight loss fad of saran wrapping. I don’t know what it’s called, but it looks ridiculous. It is a procedure where the person strips down and are wrapped like a mummy in what looks like saran wrap. Kim Zolciak also did this to help her lose weight after her baby KJ. I have to say that this was advocated by the fitness trainer. Really? This is a process you have your clients do to lose weight. The only weight I’d see that would come off would be water weight, but what do I know. Both Jenni and Krisann, her sister, did this. While there, they had a heart to heart talk where Jenni brought up the name of her dreaded ex. In a way, I think that maybe Jeff throwing her first marriage in her face all the time might have gotten to her. Jenni, you’re wonderful. Opa!
While looking at the venue, Jeff has a little competition with Jenni’s wedding planner. Of course, Jeff HAS to be in charge and put forth his ideas that they MUST adhere to. Unfortunately, Jeff happens to be right, but I just hate bowing to his passive aggressive behavior. Judging by the look on his face, the wedding planner was just HAPPY to Jeff go. However, he’ll be back. Here’s where the first major crisis comes into play. The hotel where most of the guests are staying needs to be paid, and they WON’T accept checks. Jeff practically flips out and pressures Jenni so much about how everything’s going to go wrong and it’s all her fault for not paying them sooner. The banks might close before they are able to navigate the traffic in Chicago, and her wedding will be ruined. Okay, again, he might be right, but it’s easy to forget about some of the details. She should’ve made a list. J One of her handlers, I don’t remember her title, talked with the hotel’s accountant, and they’ve agreed to accept her check. Crisis averted. Opa!
Later that night is the family dinner at a museum. All Jenni’s and her fiancé Jonathan’s family is there. They are very religious. It reminds me of all the dinners my grandmother threw for me. On the flip side of this, Jeff’s entire family is in town for the wedding plus their family’s attorney, so they all meet for lunch elsewhere. Here’s where the juxtaposition begins. On Jenni’s side the venue is a large, open, bright space where everyone is toasting about God and religion. As a contrast to them is Jeff’s family where the setting is a dark, tight, seemingly formal atmosphere where dirty jokes are allowed. I actually thought the family attorney’s joke about the 12 condoms was tame. However, he said he could get worse, and somehow I believe him. Opa!
The next dinner is the rehearsal dinner. Again, it’s a formal affair. It was a beautiful place where everyone gave beautiful speeches, but there happened to be tons of speeches. I kind of glossed over this whole section. All I’ll say is someone read a self-authored poem. In Jeff’s head I hear, “Kill me now.” Throughout all of Jeff’s nit picking and Debbie Downer behavior, Jenni dismisses it with the fact that she believes Jeff wants the be the HBIC, Head Bride in Charge. I agree. Throughout the episode Gage is being badgered about the fact that he’s probably planning his own wedding and wishing her wedding was his. No, I see that with Jeff. Gage says he would rather marry on the beach in front of 10 people. That’s sweet. How’d this happen? I actually like Gage. Weird. Anyway, faux pas Jeff makes the entire place uncomfortable when Jonathan thanks him for approving of their (Jonathan and Jenni’s) relationship. Jeff says that everyone knows what happened to the last one, so don’t cross him. Pan to the camera shots where people were smiling that “WTH” smile. Of course, Gage has to tell him that he shouldn’t have done that. So unhuman, unfeeling Jeff decides to blame Jonathan for putting him on the spot. So narcissistic, but it’s Jeff.
The next day Jenni is getting ready for the wedding with tons of people around. She has Zoila and all her bridesmaids, Chaz Dean fixing her hair, and Marc Bouer adjusting her wedding dress. I love her wedding dress, but what is up with Marc Bouer’s face? He looks like he’s had a few too many (twenty) trips to the botox doctor. The wedding begins and the venue is formal and gorgeous! Jeff sits with his crew and Jeanne and Tommy Shaw. She really did invite many people. Jeanne attempts to tease Gage about planning his wedding, and Jeff is getting bored. Here is where the parallels to the movie come in. It’s very traditional. When the couple are finally wed and announced they rush to the antechamber and kiss. Jonathan looks very in love with Jenni. However, I can’t help notice that Jenni is taller than him, which makes me think of Tom Cruise and his amazons. Sorry, I was distracted.
The reception is also a nice place. Everything is gorgeous. There’s a vodka fountain where Jeff decides to play a drinking game. Every time someone says God, they have to drink. Since more family speeches come, Jeff drinks a ton of vodka in a short amount of time. There’s one moment where he looks like he’s going to hurl. What a child, Jeffrey! The family attorney gets to tell a very offensive joke about a class reunion, a hysterectomy, and a formerly lost class ring. That’s all I’ll say. Yep, he belongs with Jeff’s family. The wedding is finally over, and Jeff’s happy. His little Grinch heart grew three sizes that day. Well, maybe one size, and he had much help from the vodka. Opa! Congratulations Jenni and Jonathan. May your life together be full, filled with joy, and family.
Week 5 – Dancing with the Stars, All-Stars Non-elimination night by COC Farm
We got rid of Bristol last week and this week, we get rid of no one. Thank you politics! Since the presidential debate was Monday night, DWTS only got an hour of airtime which did not allow them to complete the whole show live so they split it into two nights with the scores from Monday and Tuesday being combined with the scores from the show next week Monday. Did you follow that?! Team ‘Gangnam Style’ did their individual dances Monday night and then their group dance Tuesday night. Team ‘Call Me Maybe’ did their group dance Monday night and then their individual dances on Tuesday. Got it? Good!
I failed to watch or dvr the show Monday, but did see a hi-light reel of Carrie Ann being so carried away by Gilles dance, that she fell off her chair! It was pretty funny. She took it in good stride and had a good laugh at her fall. Gilles scored a 29.5 for his Rumba and I guess he really ‘moved’ Carrie Ann.
Emmitt somehow scored the same as Gilles, which I did not see the entire dance, but I just don’t get it. Kirstie got her best scores yet and Kelly was at the bottom with a criticized dance that left her and Val disconnected.
“Call Me Maybe” team was a big hit with the judges Monday night scoring a 29.5. That leaves ‘Gangnam Style’ only a .5 chance of improving on the ‘Call Me’ team.
Melissa was injured in practice during their team dance and it affected her individual performance although I thought it was pretty good. She scores a 27. Apolo gets called out for not really ‘bringing it’ yet and I have to agree. I’m just not feeling Apolo this time around. But he scores a 27 as well.
Shawn, as usual, is pretty darn fantastic. They danced a rumba to ‘My Heart Will Go On’ which had them channeling the Titanic including Kate & Leo (a movie I HATE btw) but I loved Shawn and Derrick’s interpretation. The staging was so cool with them dancing on a black round stage and then Derrick slips off the side into the fog of the water at the end. Shawn showed a range of emotion that is atypical of her and goes against her gymnastic training.
Sabrina dances a Waltz as a princess and Bruno goes nuts prostrating himself all over the desk talking about the lovely fluid gestures Sabrina brought to the dance. She scores a 29, the only star to break from the pack on Tuesday night.
‘Gangnam Style’ takes the floor and Len calls it a hot mess and I have to agree. I loved the suits they came out in but they are rip aways that come off quickly as they do their solos. The solos were all over the place. I preferred them in the group more but everyone had fun. They get a 27, which puts them 2.5 points below team ‘Call Me Maybe.’
Below are their scores, the first being their individual dance and the second, their team dance:
Team ‘Gangnam Style’
- Kirstie & Maks, quick-step: 25.5 + 27 = 52.5
- Emmitt & Cheryl, samba: 29.5 + 27 = 56.5
- Gilles & Peta, rumba: 29.5 + 27 = 56.5
- Kelly & Val, samba: 24.5 + 27 = 51.5
Team ‘Call Me Maybe’
- Melissa & Tony, tango: 27 + 29.5 = 56.5
- Apolo & Karina, samba: 27 + 29.5 = 56.5
- Shawn & Derek, rumba: 27 + 29.5 = 56.5
- Sabrina & Louie, waltz: 29 + 29.5 = 58.5
Sabrina and Louie are at the top of the board with 58.5 out of 60. Kelly is at the bottom with 51.5 with Kirstie close behind her with 52.5. And ironically, everyone else is tied for second at 56.5!
See you next week for the next round of dances
Project Runway All Stars Season Two Preview by BB
The second season of Project Runway All Stars premieres Thursday, October 25th at 9PM EST on Lifetime.
- From Season 1: Wendy Pepper (3rd place) Winner: Jay McCarroll
- From Season 2: Andrae Gonzalo (6th place) Winner: Chloe Dao
- From Season 3: Kayne Gallaspie (5th place) and Uli Herzner (2nd place) Winner: Jeffrey Sebelia
- From Seaaon 5: Suede (5th place) Winner: Leanne Marshall
- From Season 6: Althea Harper (2nd place) Winner: Irina Shabayeva
- From Season 7: Emelio Sosa (2nd place) Winner: Seth Henderson
- From Season 8: Peach Carr (11th place); Casanova (10th place); and Ivy Higa (8th place) Winner: Gretchen Jones
- From Season 9: Anthony Ryan Auld (7th place); Laura Kathleen (5th place); and Joshua McKinley (2nd place) Winner: Anya Ayoung-Chee
- Host/Judge: Carolyn Murphy (Model)
- Judge: Isaac Mizrahi (Designer)
- Judge: Georgina Chapman (Model/Actress/Designer)
- Mentor: Joanna Coles (Editor In Chief of U.S. Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire Magazines)
Guest judges this season include Katie Holmes, Stacy Keibler, Liv Tyler, Kylie Minogue and Gretchen Mol.
There are some really talented designers included in this season’s All Stars along with some who are thrown in for the drama effect I’m sure. Who is who? I’ll leave that up for discussion.
Wednesday Night Lineup, October 24 (New Episodes) by BB
8PM EST – Survivor Philippines (CBS); The Middle/The Neighbors (ABC); Animal Practice/Guys with Kids (NBC)
World Series (Fox, Starts at 7:30 PM); Arrow (CW); A-List Listings (E!); Great American Heroes (GAC)
9PM EST – Criminal Minds (CBS); Modern Family/Suburgatory (ABC); Law and Order SVU (NBC); Supernatural (CW); The Houstons: On Our Own (Lifetime); Buying and Selling (HGTV); Ghost Hunters (SyFy); Restaurant Impossible (Food); Who the Bleep Did I Marry (ID); Homewreckers (DIY); Sons of Guns (Discovery); Bid and Destroy (NatGeo); Storage Wars Texas (A&E 9:30); American Restoration (History, 9:30); South Beach Tow (truTV 9:30)
10PM EST – Couples Therapy (VH-1); Life After Top Chef (Bravo); Nashville (ABC); CSI (CBS); American Horror Story (FX)
Duck Dynasty; 2 Episodes (A&E); Chicago Fire (NBC); My Life is a Lifetime Movie (Lifetime); Challenge: Battle of the Seasons (MTV); House Hunters/HHI (HGTV); Paranormal Witness (SyFy); The Soup (E!); Restaurant Stakeout (Food); Devil You Know (ID); Militia Rising (Discovery); Cajun Pawn Stars (History); Operation Repo (truTV)
11PM EST – WWHL; Fabio Viviani, Richard Blais, Spike Mendelsohn, & Jen Carroll
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