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Days after attempting to downplay her relationship with boyfriend Brooks Ayers while also denying she knew he was a deadbeat, Vicki Gunvalson is now singing a different tune.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star, who wrote a handwritten letter to a judge in 2010 to get Brooks released from jail after his arrest for not paying child support (he owed over $40,000 to two different women), is vehemently defending Brooks. “He is not a deadbeat dad,” says Vicki.

“He is a wonderful man and a wonderful father,” a very emotional Vicki told the Rumor Fix. “He has integrity and loves his children more than life. He just fell on hard times, like we all did. He works in a commission-based business as do I, and his child support payment amounts were based on when he was making a lot more money. He couldn’t pay his child support and in the state of Mississippi the laws make it very difficult.”

Gretchen Vicki continued on with her defense of Brooks despite the court documents that make it clear he was a deadbeat dad. “He is not a deadbeat dad, and he’s paid $110,000 since 2008 to his ex,” adds Vicki. “I knew about the DUI and the other arrests, because he has never lied to me about anything. Everyone has a past. No one is perfect.”

Yes, in addition to Brooks’ arrests last year for child support delinquency, he was also arrested back in 2009 for a DUI. Reality Tea obtained the above mugshot for Brooks’ DUI arrest on June, 16, 2009 in Florida. The arrest record listed him as self-employed and his occupation as “Insurance.”

Vicki also goes on to state that she cares for Brooks very deeply and that she is worried her new relationship might not survive in light of all the negative press. “For me it was a new life and a new page,” says Vicki. “He treats me the best I’ve ever been treated, but because of all the harassment, we probably won’t make it. He doesn’t deserve it and I can’t subject anyone to this.”

Interesting how Vicki sounds a lot like Gretchen when she’s defending her boyfriend Slade Smiley, much to the criticism of Vicki who has stated in the past that court documents don’t lie.

Vicki also took to her facebook page on Thursday and put up the following quote, “When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” Funny how it’s okay when she’s bashing Slade for not paying his child support, but when others do it to her beau, it’s called gasps – “judging.”

And unfortunately for Vicki, the bad news doesn’t end with the above. An ex-girlfriend of Brooks has now come out today stating that Vicki and Brooks have been involved with each other for years.

Debbie Keane tells Radar Online that she started dating Brooks in 2005 and had an encounter with a jealous Vicki back in 2007, while she was still married to Donn Gunvalson. “I was tagging along on a business trip with Brooks in 2007 in West Palm Beach, Florida and he kept talking about how his friend who was famous was coming to the conference,” said Debbie.

Upon Vicki’s arrival, she immediately sought Brooks out.“She sent him a text saying ‘finally here, I need a drink,’” said Debbie. Two nights later, Debbie adds that she and Brooks were in a bar when Vicki walked in, so she decided to confront Vicki about flirting with Brooks. “She told me to mind my own business and then went and told Brooks he needed to ‘keep your girl in check.’”

Vicki, while admitting she was at the conference with Debbie and Brooks in 2007, denies Debbie’s version of events. Debbie “was really nice and complimented me on the show and on my outfit,” said Vicki also insisting she was at the conference with Donn.

As many of our readers have pointed out, Brooks appears to be the same guy that was shown this season on the OC Housewives flirting with Vicki during her trip to Cabo. That trip was billed as a girls trip to Mexico with only Tamra and Vicki. So we ask, if it was Brooks in Cabo, how did he end up on the same trip?

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KUWTK 6

An all new episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians airs Sunday at 10/9c on E!

On the second episode this season, Kim Kardashian pushes 15-year-old sister Kendall Jenner to a breaking point when trying to help with her modeling career in New York. Meanwhile Kris Jenner & Scott Disick come to blows when Scott keeps Kris from having a key to his and Kourtney’s house.

Check out a sneak peek below of Kim overseeing Kendall’s big photo shoot in NYC. In the clip, Kim questions Kendall’s seriousness as a runway model causing Kendall to snap. Kendall accuses big sis Kimmy of living vicariously through her and pushing her into doing runway which she’s “scared” of. Kendall screams, “I feel like you’re doing this for yourself!”

In other Kardashian news, Kim unveiled her new haircut this week as she decided to cut off a few inches off her notoriously long locks. “I decided to change it up a bit and cut my hair! I cut it like 5 or 6 inches! I’m loving it! What do you think?” blogged Kimmy. We’ll let you answer that with photos of her new haircut below!

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For the third time in 4 weeks, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice graces the cover of In Touch Weekly magazine. The latest cover totes the heading “My Life Without Joe.”

This time around, the topic of conversation is not her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga, but rather her husband Joe Giudice. Teresa reveals she is “terrified” of Joe going to prison for his latest arrest and being left alone to take care of their 4 daughters together.

In the article, Teresa doesn’t touch on her bankruptcy legal issues at all (she and Joe are scheduled to face trial next month for bankruptcy fraud) as she only brings up Joe’s recent arrest for allegedly fraudulently obtaining a state driver’s licence with his brother’s ID.

“It would be devastating,” said Teresa of the prospect of Joe going away – he is facing up to 10 year in prison. “I’m terrified. I don’t know what I’m going to do.” Teresa reveals she also worries about what a 10-year jail sentence would do to their four daughters – Gia, 10, Gabriella, 6, Milania, 5, and Audriana, 21 months.

“I would be very nervous about the kids if Joe were to go to prison,” admits Teresa. “Daddy is their hero and their king. They go crazy for him.” And of course the Giudices, well mostly Joe, uses this as an opportunity to take a shot at Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga. Joe “would not do “sh*t” for Teresa states Joe Giudice when asked who would help his wife in the case of a prison sentence.

Oddly enough, Teresa admits Melissa reached out to her during Joe’s past jail stint while her brother Joe didn’t. “When the whole thing happened, his wife [Melissa] texted me,” she remembers. “I was nice to her, saying, “Thanks for text. We’re doing fine.’ But it would have been nice if my brother called. He is my brother — it would have been good of him to reach out to me.” Teresa adds that she felt alone during that time aka during Joe’s 10-day sentence (he only served 8 days) despite getting support from Joe’s family.

Joe also shockingly says he would understand if Teresa divorced him and remarried if he went away for 10 years. Teresa however reveals she can’t even imagine dating anyone else. “I couldn’t see myself with another guy,” she confides. “I’ve known Joe my whole life.”

And today, Teresa says she has major anxiety. “I have anxiety about it,” Teresa says. “I can’t sleep.” Joe adds that he absolutely cannot go back to prison citing that “a week in jail is like an eternity.” He adds, “When you are living outside, taking care of your family and then suddenly, you’re confined and being ordered around, it’s awful.” He insists,”I don’t belong in a place where those people are.”

You can read more of Teresa’s story in the latest issue of In Touch Weekly.

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Days after her apparent suicide attempt, Teen Mom star Amber Portwood remains in a hospital.

It is however her shocking revelation last summer, which managed to fly under the radar for some reason, that is making headlines today. See last summer Amber, 21, revealed to PEOPLE magazine that she has bipolar disorder – a condition characterized by dramatic shifts in mood.

“I take medication,” she said to PEOPLE at the time. “I haven’t [taken] anything today. Am I acting crazy? This is me though, and I like it.”

Amber revealed she was diagnosed back in 2008 after a going through a very depressing time following the birth of her daughter Leah. And despite admitting her disorder, Amber expressed doubts that the diagnosis was accurate. “I don’t think I’m bipolar, to be honest with you,” she said. “I’m just really outgoing. I think everybody thinks they’re bipolar these days. You’re a teenager, you have hormones. You’re gonna switch up every two seconds!”

Sources however add that Amber has been in therapy for two years.

Meanwhile, Amber’s on-off boyfriend Gary Shirley tweeted yesterday that Amber is doing better. “Amber is safe and getting the help she needs right now. Thanks for your prayers and support,” wrote Gary.

And more details are also now coming out about Tuesday’s events as it appears Gary also called 911 after Amber threatened to harm herself. She apparently thought he was cheating on her.

In the 911 call, Gary begged the cops to check on Amber stating she told him “she’s going to hang herself.” Gary added, “I just spoke with my girlfriend and she had said something to me … said she’s having a hard time with her life … call the police, they can find my body in the garage.”

As of today, Amber is still being evaluated at St. John’s Hospital in Indiana with a source stating that Gary visited her briefly on Tuesday afternoon. Amber’s hospitalization makes sense as those who threaten or attempt suicide are kept under a 72-hour hold.

Photo credit: SPLASH.

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UPDATE – Amber has now been released from the hospital, three days after her reported suicide attempt.

Days after calling off her engagement and wedding to Hugh Hefner, Playboy playmate Crystal Harris stepped out with her rumored man on the side and age-mate Jordan McGraw.

The above picture, which was likely leaked to the press by Crystal’s camp, attempts to put an end to the dating rumors, you know, by strategically having them pictured with their guitars.

Sources tell TMZ the two are simply working on their music together and that Jordan, Dr. Phil’s son, gave her a shoulder to cry on when she fled the Playboy Mansion to be with him. The sources also insist most of their time has been spent in a Hollywood recording studio where they are working on Crystal’s new album.

The two have reportedly been friends for a year and even though Crystal’s newly single, the source claims they will continue to keep things professional for now. Uh uh. She sure looks pretty ecstatic in the above photo, you know, to just be working on her music.

Meanwhile, Hugh is getting some sweet revenge against his ex by adding a “Runaway Bride” sticker to her latest Playboy cover. As we reported days ago, Crystal is gracing the July cover under the heading “Introducing Mrs. Crystal Hefner.”

And while loads of the magazines have already been shipped without the sticker, Hugh insists the big, red mark will appear on newsstand issues. The new cover is below!

And finally, we shouldn’t expect a reunion between Hugh and his ex Holly Madison anytime soon. According to reports Holly has a new man in her life, Jesse Waits (younger brother of Cy Waits – the boyfriend of Paris Hilton), and the two are happy together.

Meanwhile, Holly sent out her support to Hugh via the twitter this week. U r too sweet. Wish I was there to support, too! RT @KendraWilkinson: @hughhefner we r comin over w some jack n coke… oh n a pipe lol,” she wrote. There are also reports that she went to the Playboy mansion on Wednesday to comfort Hugh though a source adds that there is no chance of them reconciling.

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Jersey Shore Season 4

Another day, another raise for the Jersey Shore cast!

According to a new report by TMZ, the cast, which is currently filming season 4 in Florence, Italy, will get a raise for the upcoming fifth season.

If you recall, MTV announced weeks ago that the fourth season would premiere on August 4, with season 5 set to begin filming later this month. The cast was not happy with the news and refused to film the new season as MTV wanted to use their season 4 contracts rate/terms.

It however seems the MTV network has caved in as new contracts have been drawn up. The cast reportedly got a “significant” increase in their raise. Snooki and co. are scheduled to fly back from Italy on the 23rd of this month, with filming on the fifth season scheduled to begin in New Jersey on the 26th.

It was reported back in April that most of the cast members were receiving $100,000 per episode aka well over $1 million for season 4!

Meanwhile, the cast was photographed above posing for what will likely be their official season 4 cast photo on Wednesday. In the picture taken in a Florence back street, cast member Vinny Guadagnino, one of the authentic Italians on the cast, can be seen holding up an Italian flag.

You can click on the above cast image to make it bigger!

Photo credit: Mario&Luigi/WENN.com.

Vicki Gunvalson Boyfriend Brooks

A day after news broke that Vicki Gunvalson’s boyfriend Brooks Ayers was a deadbeat dad who owed a ton in child support, Vicki is now claiming she was not aware of Brooks’ child support issues.

Brooks, pictured above in the mugshot obtained by Reality Tea, was arrested on August 29 (under the name David Brooks Ayers), and taken to the Lee County Jail in Mississippi for failure to pay over $40,000 in child support to two different women. That arrest was reportedly Brooks’ second arrest in 2010 for the same issue. The arrest record also lists Brooks’ age as 43.

The Rumor Fix blog was able to get a statement from Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki, 48, about the latest revelation regarding her boyfriend. “I had no idea,” claims Vicki.

It gets even better as Vicki, who was just gushing about Brooks on the recent OC reunion show, then goes on to downplay her relationship with him. “I’ve only just started dating this guy, we’ve had like three dates. I don’t know about any of it,” added Vicki.

There is however just one major problem with Vicki’s statements. See, court documents prove she was absolutely aware of Brooks’ child support issues. In fact, RadarOnline obtained a hand-written letter Vicki wrote to a Mississippi judge last year in August following Brooks’ most recent arrest.

In the letter, signed by Vicki herself, she makes a direct reference to Brooks’ child support case. An excerpt from the letter is below –

“I am a personal friend of (David) Brooks Ayers and am acting on his behalf at this time. He was arrested last night on a child support arrearage order, that was unknown to him and currently is in the Lee County Jail.”

So how can Vicki now say she had no idea? The letter by Vicki was written on August 30, 2010 (two months before she filed for divorce), and also the same time Bravo was filming the 6th season of the OC Housewives, you know, the same season Vicki bashed Slade Smiley once or twice for not paying child support.

That irony is not lost on Gretchen Rossi who has been heavily criticized by Vicki and her BFF Tamra Barney for dating Slade (who also has child support issues). Gretchen definitely had some choice words for both Vicki and Tamra yesterday. Below are some of the tweets by Gretchen –

“Geez Karma is my friend lately! That is why you never judge someone cause one day u could end up in the same spot!”

“Ironic that @Tamrabarney won’t say anything about this, but beats up Slade.”

Still no word yet from Tamra regarding this latest tidbit of information.

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It’s finally happening! Months after it was first reported that Bethenny Frankel had a talk show in the works, she has now began filming the pilot!

The HollywoodReporter reveals the Bethenny Ever After star began filming her yet to be titled talk show – which will be an advice-based show – earlier this month.

Sources also confirm that fellow Telepictures talk show host and producer Ellen DeGeneres is involved with the project. And while Bethenny has yet to officially confirm her new venture, she did drop a major hint a while back.

“I want to be on TV in a format where I can have a longer conversation with my fans rather than 140 characters on Twitter,” said Bethenny earlier this year. “It probably will be a talk show.” Another hint was also dropped during a recent appearance on The Ellen Show. “I’m working with you now,” Ellen said to Bethenny on her show.

It appears Bethenny is in good hands as Telepictures, an extension of Warner Bros., is responsible for other successful series such as The Tyra Banks Show, Lopez Tonight and Ellen. Bethenny’s show will include multiple segments according to a source, some of which have yet to be taped.

However, the show is still in the early stages right now, meaning a network will officially order it to series only if they like what they see with the pilot. If the show does get picked up, it will likely film in New York where Bethenny resides with her family. In addition to her talk show, Bethenny is also set to begin filming season 3 of her Bravo series next month.

Bethenny was pictured above on June 8 during the Forbes Celebrity 100 Event in which she was honored. Another photo below of Bethenny with Khloe Kardashian who won the Next Gen Entrepreneur award alongside her sisters.

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