Omarosa Rips ‘Real Housewife’
Back Off, Bitch …I’m Working This Corner!
“O.G. ‘Apprentice’ bitch Omarosa Manigault isn’t about to let some ‘Real Housewife’ from Down Under rip-off her self-help book — and now she’s taking legal action to block the ‘bitch.’”
“Omarosa and her lawyer, Bradford M. Cohen, fired off a pretty entertaining letter.”
Uh…Gina tried to warn her, right?
I have no idea whether or nor Omarosa is doing this for publicity or if she is serious, but it probably won’t help Petti’s book/booklet/pamphlet sales!
I am not even sure how things in Australia are copyrighted.
- Do they have their own version of the Library of Congress?
- Do they have their own rules and regulations?
- If you sell something in Australia and the United States, would you have to copyright in both countries?
Any Legal Beagles want to weigh in on this and help us out?
Ciao for now!
Million Dollar Listing New York S4E6: Ready to Launch by NotInStCyr
In this episode, Luis will try to make Cobble Hill the center of the universe, Fredrik is concerned about finishing something and Ryan makes a timely decision.
Ryan is on his way to 82nd St. and East End on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where Yvonne, the developer he worked with on another building in an earlier episode, has new construction. She’s come through on her promise to bring him in on new projects. She wants him to work on a 6 story, 4 unit building near Gracie Mansion, the mayor’s residence. It has coffered ceilings and beautiful, high-end finishes, like marble fireplace mantles and steam showers. Yvonne tests Ryan’s judgment by asking what prices he’d set on the condos. Luckily for Ryan, he’s right on the money with her expectations. She tells him that his commission on the building will pay for the wedding. Remember, Yvonne is a friend of Emilia and is naturally interested on finding out when the marriage is going to happen. Ryan tells us that while he doesn’t exactly have cold feet, his feet “are still a little chilly, but they’re starting to warm up.”
Fredrik is in the West Village, the same neighborhood that last week’s Jackson Pollock apartment is in. He explains that while the rest of the city is a dense forest of high-rises, the West Village still has historic low-rise buildings. He’s meeting Tom and Jared, developers who are rebuilding an 1860’s townhouse. Right now, it’s 7,000 sq. ft. of raw and unfinished space, and the developers would like Fredrik’s input on what it would take to attract buyers who’d be willing to pay $25 million. Although this is the kind of work that Fredrik relishes, he tells them that the price they want is untenable and suggests pricing the townhome at $20 million. Tom and Jared are ready to walk out, but Fredrik quickly tells them that if they upgraded to top-of-the-line finishes, they might be able to get $22.5 million for the property. Whew.
Luis, like Fredrik and Ryan, has realized that the top brokers foster relationships with key developers. Last year, Fredrik introduced Luis to a new developer. For reasons known only known to Luis, he took that as an insult. Instead of aligning himself with a budding developer, Luis is much more ambitious. He’s been bombarding “one of the most important developers in Manhattan” (who’s based in Brooklyn) with phone calls and finally gotten an appointment. The big day dawns, but Luis’ alarm clock fails to go off. We get completely unnecessary footage of Luis scurrying around his apartment in his underwear. Note to Bravo: if I wanted soft porn, I wouldn’t be watching your channel. Give someone like Channing Tatum a show, and then we’ll talk. Once he’s suited up and in the Maserati, Luis is stymied by a traffic jam that only lets him to drive about 5 mph. He throws a little tantrum in the car but then decides to use the opportunity to apply more hair spray. By now, an F5 tornado could not dislodge a single strand of Luis’ hair. Thanks to the magic of editing, Luis miraculously traverses Manhattan and makes it to Brooklyn in time. The developer, Gerard Longo, tells him that he agreed to the meeting, because his secretaries were tired of getting his phone calls. Instead of enjoying the one-on-one he expected, Luis has to sit down with the developer and his marketing team. They discuss The Townhouses of Cobble Hill, a development of old and new buildings in Brooklyn with one remaining building, which is listed for $4 million. Luis deploys his high energy charm and informs them that they need him more than he needs them, because he has connections that will bring in international money. Longo agrees to consider Luis’ pitch, if for no other reason than to stop his phone from ringing.
Ryan’s feet must have warmed up, because he asks his assistant, RD, how he’d propose. RD has several useless ideas, until he comes up with Times Square. Ryan is immediately taken with the suggestion, and thinks that it should be easy to shut it down. He tells RD, “Get me Times Square’s phone number!”
Fredrik is at the launch party, which is an open house without the house. He has hyped the property and expects 400 brokers to attend. He’s also ready to schedule showings as soon as possible. However, there is a loose end that is nagging him. Renderings of the townhouse’s interiors were made, but Tom and Jared have yet to sign off on the high-end interior finishes. Fredrik tracks them down at the party, and they confess that some of the suggestions made by the interior designers were outside their budget. This really alarms Fredrik, but he maintains his cool and explains that to get the price they want for this townhouse, they have to spend the money for the best finishes.
Luis sees Longo and his team one day after their initial meeting. The developer says that he’d like to see a marketing plan. You’d think that means that Luis needs to put together a PowerPoint presentation or submit a nicely bound report containing an action plan and a budget. No, you’d be wrong. Luis’ plan is to verbally spin his idea of promoting the property to foreign investors. He tells them that Europeans consider Brooklyn a “cheaper version of Manhattan.” This irritates Longo, who thinks that’s ignorant. Undaunted, Luis tells them that he’d like to plan an event that will attract New York and international media. The team looks gravely concerned. Luis assures them that by using the media, he’ll “get everyone on this entire planet talking about Cobble Hill” and create demand for the townhouse. I’m surprised that he’s excluded the International Space Station from consideration.
Ryan is on his way to show one of the units to an interested party who can’t attend the launch party. Unfortunately, Ryan is stuck in traffic, which is the real villain of this episode. Luckily, RD is already at the property, so Ryan devises a plan. RD will keep his phone on, so that Ryan can hear everything that’s said. Ryan will then deploy RD like a ventriloquist’s dummy and use the Bluetooth headset to tell him what to say. Things don’t go too smoothly, because RD is visibly uncomfortable having to both listen to Ryan and repeat his words. The woman he’s showing the property to even stops and asks him if something is wrong. You have to admire Ryan’s ability to visualize and describe the details of each room, sight unseen, using his telephone. Every now and then, we get to see the experience, showmanship and mastery that earn these brokers the big bucks.
We get a little one act play involving Fredrik and his long-suffering assistant Jordan in the office. Although Fredrik is something like 6’5”, he’s scrunched up in his office chair with his legs drawn up and shoes off. Imagine a giraffe stuffed into a high chair. He explains that he takes his shoes off when he wants to think, because a shoe is like a helmet on the brain. Someone should apply for a government grant and look into that.
Ryan is holding his launch party at East End Kitchen, a restaurant on the Upper East Side around the corner from the Yvonne’s building. He’s invited people who were at the open house held for her last property. He’s leading tours of the 4 units. (“We’re walking, we’re walking.” Ha — I like anyone who can quote the movie, Dave.) It looks like RD didn’t bungle the showing after all, because Ryan gets an offer of $4.5 million for the apartment on his cell phone. Olivia, his former assistant who is now a broker herself, is at the party and can’t believe that RD has already sold a property. Ryan modestly attributes RD’s success to “good coaching”.
Our international man of mystery, Luis, has invited bloggers, food critics, art critics, historians and fashion writers to the launch party, because they are his marketing tool. He stands in front of a drawing of the townhouse and begins a fast-talking, enthusiastic spiel, but he’s thrown off by the arrival of Longo and his team. They sit unsmilingly in a corner of the restaurant where the event is being held. Later, the executive vice president pulls Luis away from the party, because she’s still concerned about whether his strategy will work. He assures her that stories about the property will probably begin appearing in the media the next day.
Fredrik starts showing the West Village property. He’s come up with the novel idea of putting the interior renderings in a View Finder. This is the same toy that many of us had before smart phones, tablets and MP3 players were used to distract kids. I had one until my pet dinosaur ate it. Using Fredrik’s device, people can walk into a bare space, look into the View Finder and see what the room will ultimately look like. Although it’s a brilliant marketing tool, Fredrik realizes that for the unusually high price the developers are asking, people need to see a finished product.
Ryan and JD visit Times Square. Ryan tells us, “I love big…and I want a big proposal”. He’s always heard that you know when you find The One, but didn’t believe it until he met Emilia. He knew he’d marry her the moment he saw her smile. In his blog he says, “…she would smile for me and I would feel better.” She’s made him happy over the last 2 years, and he can imagine being with her for the rest of their lives. Wow. Ryan was once the Snidely Whiplash of the show. (Go ahead and use Google if you don’t know who that is. We’ll wait.) We loved to hate the smug so and so as he womanized his way through Manhattan and made himself a thorn in Fredrik’s side. Now, he’s – dare I say – likable? No doubt about it, Emilia is a Miracle Worker. She should be giving Discovery Center seminars. Ryan deems Times Square to be the right place to give Emilia a fairy tale experience. He even gets down on one knee to demonstrate how he’s going to ask Emilia, until he realizes that it looks like he’s proposing to RD. Now, if he could only get rid of all those pesky people in Times Square.
Next week: Will Fredrik have to take his socks off to figure out what to do while the West Village townhouse is under construction? Will Luis succeed in his plan for worldwide media manipulation? What will Times Square say when Ryan calls?