Sonja Morgan Could be $7 Million Richer because of a Technicality by NMD
Maybe luck is finally going Sonja Morgan’s way.
Several years ago she agreed to back a John Travolta movie “Fast Flash to Bang Time.”, but when her company couldn’t meet his demands she pulled out. She was sued for fraud by the production company lined up for the film – Hannibal Pictures. Sonja declared bankruptcy in November of 2010 to clear her debts. We saw her mention it on the Real Housewives of New York. In May of 2011, the courts sided in the production company’s favor, and awarded them a judgment of $7 million.
Unfortunately for Sonja, because her debt to Hannibal Pictures was through fraud, she could not discharge it. It’s simply the way the legal system works – you can not discharge certain debts. So she’s been taking steps to list her properties to pay everything off.
But it looks like she may have gotten a break. Page 6 is reporting that Hannibal Pictures was not a legal entity when they received the judgment against Sonja – and kept that little fact from her for the last few years. So she’s going back to court on December 9th, and this time things may go her way. If they didn’t exist – she can’t owe them money, can she?
How Bad are the Ratings of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? and Who is Responsible by NMD
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Well, the good news is the rating for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are nowhere near as low as those of the Real Housewives of Miami. But they are lower than Orange County, the show that held the Monday time slot before Miami. And they are bringing in about HALF the viewer of Real Housewives of Atlanta. Atlanta is the only franchise that is bringing in more viewers than the previous season, and you can bet the executives are scratching their heads wondering why. (PS I want to thank Simon van Kempen for collecting all the ratings on one place – www.bravoratings.com What a time saver!) I think one of several things might be going on.
1) The Beverly Hills ladies look and sound miserable. Only Kim Richards seems to be making an effort to make the season enjoyable, but of course she’s happiest filming with her dog. I don’t blame her. Joyce started off with a smile on her face, but it’s wearing thin with the setups and backstabbing. I am keeping an eye on her though. The way she outed Yo and Brandi as smack talkers was brilliant. But was it intentional? Yolanda is mad at the world because she’s ill. While I’m sympathetic to Yo, I don’t really want to hear about her illness non-stop on camera and on twitter. They should have put her in the “friend’ role. I get that she wants to launch GiGi’s career – but the producer should have done what was best for the show. Carlton. I think she is a genuinely miserable person. Unless we’ve missed something significant, there is no reason for her to hate half the cast – unless she picked sides and is sticking with them. Kyle. The woe is me act is growing thin. We know Kyle and she’s a fighter – so what the heck is she doing playing the victim role? This is the woman who screamed at another woman when they fawned over Mo at the White Party. Lisa. Anytime Lisa is forced to be in the room with Kyle you can tell she is gritting her teeth. Lack of support from anyone but Brandi for her Dancing with the Stars gig, coupled with faint-gate, were probably the last straws for her. When you’re the Queen Bee of the group they start to come for you. Just ask NeNe, Teresa, and Bethenny. And it’s only going to get worse for her. Brandi. Brandi seems happy enough causing mischief and making everyone else miserable.
2) Lack of Storylines. Beverly Hills is supposed to be about extravagant lifestyles. Where are the private jets, penthouse suites, courtside tickets, and Colorado getaways? We might as well be in Orange County or even New Jersey. Then there are the recycled storylines. The tabloids. When Jill Zarin and Bethenny Frankel sat at Jill’s kitchen table and Jill admitted she had “struck” hard at Simon van Kempen in a Page 6 story -that was a new world for me. Two seasons of “In Touch” covers being a storyline in New Jersey, and I no longer care. Yes yes yes we get it – the Bravolebrities are tabloid worthy and some of them are leaking stories to the press. Got it. The cheating. They recycled this one from their own franchise. Season One Camille accused Mauricio of having a wandering eye – but the joke was on her because as she was filming the talking heads about Mo – her husband Kelsey was moving in with his new girlfriend. We’ve also seen the story line in New York with Mario Singer. I take no pleasure in wondering whether or not Mo is cheating. There are children involved. The fake lunches and events. Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce to meet the two new ladies. Ugh. Really? Lunch – argue – lunch – argue – lunch – argue. Me – fast forward. And then there is all the leaking. I don’t know how many viewers pay attention to twitter, blogs, or the tabloids, but Brandi has ruined the season for me. I feel like I know how the relationships will play out, and there is no reason to watch. NJ and BH are the worst franchises for leaks. Everyone is trying so hard to stake out their position before the season airs.
3) Shock factor. Instead of glitz and glam, we’re treated to potty mouths and surprisingly unshocking shock factors. Carlton drooling over Brandi may seem shocking, but we already know more than we’d ever want to know about Brandi’s private life – so it isn’t. In fact, I don’t think there is anything Brandi could say or do that would shock me. For instance, Brandi taking off her clothes and climbing into the tub just made me feel sorry for her. She’s worn me out and I no longer care what she does on screen or on twitter.Basically, the franchise has jumped the shark and I put the blame on the shoulders of Brandi Glanville. She’s made everyone miserable, she doesn’t bring any glitz and glam to the franchise, and her shocking behavior is an old and tired act. But perhaps worst of all, no one in their right mind would join the show if she’s part of it. She doesn’t have boundaries and is completely untrustworthy. Could you take the chance she’d start talking about your ex-husband saying someone’s private parts smelled on national TV?
Brandi Glanville’s Podcasts by Kit9
These were in the comments – but I thought they would make a great blog – NMD
Brandi’s first podcast….
pretty boring stuff but a rundown…her first guest was her bff of 20 years Jennifer Gimenez. Some topics covered…Brandi doesn’t understand people who hate tweet her. Singles out one in particular, Heather somebody, and wonders why she wastes her time tweeting that Brandi is bitter. Brandi then claims she was bitter for a ‘hot second’ over cheatgate(a hot second that lasted 3 years and filled a book but she claims it was a second). They talk Jennifer’s sobriety. Brandi apparently took a Kim K ass shot of herself but didn’t post it after Kim got so much backlash. This leads Jennifer to compliment Branid’s ass and say she wanted to ‘eat Brandi’s ass’. Brandi says, ‘ewww’. Charming. Brandi then chastises Jennifer for pronouncing the word ‘figure’ wrong(Brandi’s a published author, ya’ll, and is all about speaking proper English). Then they talk about the younger Kardashians and Brandi shares that she thinks being on reality tv makes you a better person(facepalm)because you’re always being watched(it’s working so well for her). Brandi claims she’s Sybill and has a whole other low key side that nobody knows. And, then claims that the person hired to play Leann’s friend on her reality show is actually a friend of hers and calls them ‘a spy’. Then talk turns to what a great cook Brandi is Jennifer says she loves Brandi’s tacos. Brandi then makes a disgusting sexual comment about Jennifer’s taco comment(see a pattern with these two?). Brandi also eats tons of fast food and has high cholesterol as result. Second guest is a dermatologist and she asks many dumb questions like how can he rid her of wrinkly knees and if he gets erections treating clients. Reveals she’s a chronic face picker and actually went to therapy for it once but that she’s back to doing it. And, claims to have a poochy stomach and thinks her neck is too skinny(I seriously think Brandi, ‘thumb wrinkles’ has some form of body dysmorphic disorder).
First guest is current Brandi plaything ex NFL player Drew Carter. He’s on for half the show and there is seriously very little to say about it. They flirt a little but the talk is just banal. The only thing of note said is he says he hates hair weaves and kissing a girl and feeling tracks. Brandi says that since he’s black he should be used to tracks. Then quickly says they should take that out. Other than that, nothing of interest was said by Brandi’s BF. She could have asked him about his playing days but he was had a pretty unsuccessful stint in the league. Mercifully, onto guest #2, GG from Shahs of Sunset. Oh, boy! GG+Brandi=CrayCray, right?! Believe it or not they start off talking about hair extensions. They both love them. GG says she’s boy crazy and seeing someone currently. Brandi whines she can’t find someone. GG says she likes Lilly. Brandi and GG both say they prefer having hot friends to ugly friends. Brandi says ‘you’re only as hot as you roll’(dear god). She claims that if you see one really pretty girl who only has ugly friends, she’s insecure. Talk turns to GG and knives and Brandi asks is she sees herself killing someone one day. A: no. Brandi says that GG is the Persian Brandi. GG claims that the Persian community hated the show but are now obsessed with watching it. Brandi, like in the the first podcast, talks about the role of alcohol in reality tv. Brandi thinks alcohol fuels reality tv. Brandi says production tries to take alcohol away from her and it makes her angry. Brandi then claims MJ was horrible to some guy in production when she didn’t know he worked on the show. GG claims we’ll see a softer side to her this season and claims that a cast member who is portrayed as calm on the show went nuts and another one filmed it as proof of their ‘true colors’ in case it doesn’t make it to air. She won’t say who it is. Hmmm, I’m guessing, Asa?! Brandi then says the ‘truth always comes out’ and then says this season for her is really tough and that she’ll look worse than previous seasons and that she was a little depressed at the time but she’s in a better place now. GG reveals she likes watching a season because it fills in gaps when she’s in blackout. Oy. Then talk turns to Lilly and GG says she’s very reserved and always in control and Brandi claims there is a castmember on her show that always tries to stay in control who is ‘like writing notes for the next day’(Lisa?) Then Brandi says that GG should ‘roofie’ Lilly to loosen her up. Nothing like a good date rape drug joke to end a show.
Brandi Podcast #3
Starts the show with some her talking to some guy. Maybe a producer. No idea. Anyway, he’s a moron so they get a long great. He says he likes to jack off to the sound of his own voice. See why it took me so long to get thru this? Brandi promotes Eddies new movie(Best Man Holiday)because she says the more money he makes, the bigger her check is(she’s an able bodied woman who can work so why is she getting alimony?) Anyway, she says talks about Eddie being on Jimmy Kimmel and mentioning her which she likes because she’s ‘very narcissistic like that’. Jimmy tells Eddie that some people are born to create drama and those born to capitalize on it and Eddie married both, which Brandi, naturally, thought was hilarious. She then goes onto say many people are invested in seeing her fail and claims to be the voice of scorned women everywhere. She then says she’s not addicted to Twitter. As evidence of this she says there are days when she only Tweets 3x a day. Let’s us know she’s on the last day of her period. Awesome. She then reads the “Angry Tweet of the Week” –’Who would give you a podcast, you illiterate drunk bitch?”. She then tells the tweeter to fuck off but then says she doesn’t actually hate people. She claims that Seth Rogen wanted her to do a job for him and that he’s a big Housewife fan. She says that BH suffers from body dysmorphia and admits she does too(ha, didn’t I say she had that last podcast?). First real guest, John Azarian, private eye. Random bits from his interview..he killed a dog once. He’s gay. Brandi says she’s slept with women but she ‘missed cock’. John says he was hired by Paul to serve Adrienne her divorce papers and said that she looked great. Brandi scoffs and tries to get him to say something nasty about Adrienne but he doesn’t bite. John says he’s followed heads of networks and heads of state. Right, that’s why he’s on low rent Brandi’s podcast, he’s such a big shot! They talk about his sex life and quickly turn to hers and she says she’s slept with black men, an NBA player, and that the stereotype about them is true. 2nd guest is Christine Chiu, wife of BH plastic surgeon. This woman comes off insanely superficial..so, naturally, she and Brandi are like Besties! Christine claims that she’s so needle phobic that when she gets botox, she gets an anesthesiologist to put her completely under. For freaking botox? Is that even legal? Anyway, Brandi asks her what the latest surgery trends in BH is and she says…being skinny. Being skinny. She said that. Gee, I thought being fat was all the rage. Anyway, she says that Brand’s body is ideal and says that Brandi has the “prized possession that everyone wants-the hole between her legs”. Much laughter follows and she explains that she means having a large ‘thigh gap’ between her legs. Talk then turns to Brandi’s latest major body image issue…wait for it…..labia/vagina armpits! Last week it was Brandi’s unsightly kneecaps, this week it’s her unsightly armpit folds. She says they’re saggy and wants to fix it(at this rate, I predict that next week Brandi’s body issue will be the soles of her feet, they’re like SO wrinkly). Talk again turns to Brandi’s sex life…and these precious gems are dropped…Brandi says she doesn’t have a specific ‘type’ of man. She loves lingere and is a performer in the bedroom. She hates tighty whities and dick pics. She claims she once dated a fat old guy with back hair but he was so smart and funny. Oh, and he had his own plane. She likes to be stimulated intellectually as well as sexually. She says if she had had ugly children she would have put them up for adoption….just kidding she says! She talks about her youngest son throwing major tantrums. Says she had a fake Birkin but got rid of it once someone caught her. Claims her super rich friends have fake Birkins, too, but won’t name names. Says she wants a real one and Christine suggests starting a charity for the effort. Christine brought Brandi a gift form Hermes, btw. Show ends with Brandi feeling up Christine’s boobs. Course it does.