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Finally some good news for former Real Housewives of New York City star Cindy Barshop!

Following her firing by Bravo back in September, after which reports came out stating she was experiencing financial diffulty and forced to close some of her Completely Bare salons, Cindy can finally breathe a sigh of relief today as a discrimination lawsuit against her has been dismissed.

Earlier this year, Cindy’s former employee, Altovise Collier, filed a discrimination complaint against her with the New York’s Division of Human Rights, alleging that Cindy fired her because she’s black.

In the suit, Altovise alleged she didn’t receive enough employee training due to her race, which resulted in negative customer feedback. She also claimed that staffers joked she was hired to “inject some color” into the salon and when she complained to Cindy, she was let go.

However, the NY Post reports the case was dropped this month due to a lack of evidence that Altovise was fired because of her race.

Cindy responded via a statement: “I’m so happy that the truth has come out. I’ve never looked at people based on race, religion, creed, or color. I see people for who they are.”

Cindy, alongside her costars Alex McCord, Jill Zarin and Kelly Kirazy Bensimon, were fired let go by Bravo in September after complaints from fans that the show had gotten too nasty negative.

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Things have remained pretty quiet for Hugh Hefner and ex-fiance Crystal Harris following the very bitter ending of their engagement back in June.

That is, however, about to change as the Playboy founder and his ex are now battling over the custody of the puppy they once shared together!

While Crystal, 25, has claimed Hugh told her she could keep the Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Hugh, 86, is stating they are still trying to figure out who will get permanent custody of the dog.

“We both love the puppy,” Hefner told PEOPLE at the Playboy Mansion in L.A. “I told her if she wants to keep the ring and the Bentley, then maybe I can keep the puppy. I [hope] we will work it out.”

Yes, Hugh was kind enough to allow gold-digger his ex Crystal to keep her $100,000 engagement after she called off their wedding just 5 days before their nuptials. Even worse, Crystal then went on the Howard Stern Show a month later and stated sex with Hef only lasted “two seconds.” She later apologized for her comments.

Hugh, who has stated he “dodged a bullet” with Crystal tells PEOPLE “the puppy’s valuable, but not $100,000 worth.”

But don’t feel too badly for Hef as he reveals he has now moved on with two new Playmates — Anna Sophia Berglund and Shera Bechard.

Below are photos Hef’s new girlfriends Shera and Anna!

[Photos Credit: Rachel Worth / WENN.com]

TELL US – SHOULD CRYSTAL RETURN THE POOCH TO HEF?

The Girls Next Door

America’s #1 Gold-digger Playboy Playmate Crystal Harris is getting rid of the engagement ring given to her by former fiance and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner!

After calling off her wedding to 85-year-old Hugh back in June, Crystal was allowed to hold on to her estimated $90,000 engagement ring, you know, despite trashing Hugh by publicly stating sex with him only lasted “two seconds.”

TMZ is reporting today that the ever so classy Crystal will auction off the 3.39 carat circular-cut diamond at Christie’s in New York City in October.

A sources tells TMZ Crystal, 25, “couldn’t bear to look at the ring anymore because it brought back bad memories.” Poor poor Crystal!

According to the auction listing, the ring is only expected to fetch between $20,000 and $30,000. A closeup of Crystal’s ring is below!

As for Cyrstal’s love life, it was reported last month that she officially moved in with her lovah Jordan McGraw, aka the son of Dr. Phil.

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TELL US – SHOULD HEF HAVE TAKEN HIS RING BACK?

Despite her repeated denials of having a romantic relationship with Dr. Phil’s son Jordan McGraw, TMZ is now reporting Crystal Harris has moved in with him.

Sources close to Crystal, Playboy Playmate and former fiance of Hugh Hefner, reveal she officially moved into Jordan’s Hollywood Hills home a couple weeks ago though she had been crashing at the place on and off for months … while she split her time between L.A. and San Diego.

Even more surprising is that Camp Crystal continues to deny there is anything romantic going on between the couple. A “source” insists the two not dating but rather just really good friends, while Jordan is helping Crystal produce her music album.

But get this, the same “sources” add that neither Crystal nor Jordan is opposed to a relationship, and that if something romantic unfolds, so be it. Uh uh. Sounds like PR talk for slowly introducing the couple to the public in hopes that people won’t figure out Crystal was two-timing Hef during her engagement. It is also believed Crystal called off her engagement to Hef to be with Jordan, you know, full time.

The talks of a romantic relationship first came out in March after Life & Style revealed the two were seen getting cozy at a Hollywood night club. Another fun fact? Crystal is 25-years-old while Jordan turns 25 a month from today. So it appears Crystal has a lot more in common with him than she did with that 85-year-old former fiance of hers.

No word yet on whether Dr. Phil approves of this budding relationship.

TELL US – CRYSTAL AND JORDAN: TOTALLY DOING THE HORIZONTAL TANGO NO?

A week after Playmate Crystal Harris trashed her 2-year relationship with Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, one of Hef’s exes is now coming to his defense.

Hef’s former girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson says Crystal, 25, is “trash” for talking about her sex life with Hef, 86, stating it only lasted “two seconds.” Kendra states, “She just needs to keep her mouth shut, and be classy about it.”

Kendra continues, “After the whole non-marriage thing broke to the news, I actually thought she was being classy about things, until she started opening her mouth about the bed stuff. She just totally made herself look like crap. She looks like trash. I mean, it’s disgusting. She needs to keep her mouth shut, and be a bigger person. Walk away. People don’t like that. People don’t like a hypocrite. She’s a hypocrite.”

Oddly enough, Kendra also found herself in hot water over some comments she made about Hef in her autobiography Sliding Into Home. She however feels Crystal’s comments went way too far.

“Her situation is a lot more harsh,” Kendra, 26, told PEOPLE. “She was about to get married to him. I would have never agreed to get married to him.”

Kendra, who stated in her book that she would sneak out of the Playboy mansion to go see her now husband Hank Baskett, makes it clear her situation was a lot different from Crystal’s. “We both knew our place,” Kendra says of her relationship with Hef. “He knew that we were friends. I knew that we were friends. But to [plan to] get married and then be a backstabber to someone like that – to take it to that level and then go and backstab, that’s, like, cruel, you know?”

Crystal has since issued an apology for her comments following publish backlash.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KENDRA’S COMMENTS? DO YOU AGREE?

Almost a week after his ex-fiance Crystal Harris dissed him on the radio by stating sex with him only lasted “two seconds,” Hugh Hefner is still defending his sex life.

In a new set of tweets, Hef, 85, insists he had a healthy and regular sex life with Crystal, who had stated they were only intimate once. “For the record, I have sex on a weekly basis,” said Hef. “And I did throughout my two-and-a-half years with Crystal.”

In fact, Hef makes it clear Crystal, 25, wasn’t his only sexual partner. “My sex life involves more than one partner and has since the end of my marriage in 1998,” he added.

And when a fan asked if having multiple sexual partners was the reason for the demise of his relationship with Crystal, Hef responded, “There’s safety in numbers. When I try to settle down [like I did with] Crystal, I get burned.”

But don’t feel bad for Hef as his lifestyle attracts many desperate gold-diggers single women! “Curiously enough, my lifestyle attracts a lot of women,” he said. “I keep getting these requests to become a girlfriend.”

Hef reportedly has two new girlfriends since his split from Crystal who has since apologized for her comments.

Photo credit: WENN.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON HEF’S TMI? YOU BUYING IT?

 

Days after taking some low blows at her ex-fiance Hugh Hefner, Playmate Crystal Harris is now apologizing, admitting she went too far.

During Crystal’s interview on the Howard Stern Show on Tuesday, she stated sex with Hef only lasted “like two seconds” and that she was definitely “not turned on by” him.

Crystal has now taken to her twitter to apologize. “The Stern interview scared me, he’s harsh,” wrote Crystal. “I was unprepared and blurted out things I shouldn’t have said, I’m sorry,” she added.

It also appears Hef, who was adamant Crystal was lying about their lack of a sex life, accepts Crystal’s apology. “Crystal apologized for her Howard Stern interview, which I appreciated. It didn’t have much to do with reality,” tweeted Hef. “I think Crystal told Howard Stern what he wanted to hear. That’s her MO with most everyone,” he added in a tweet to a fan.

Hef also claimed they had a great sex life in a now deleted tweet from earlier this week. “The sex with Crystal the first night was good enough so that I kept her over two more nights,” wrote the 85-year-old.

Good thing for Hef, some gold-diggers Playmates have come to his defense in light of Crystal’s comments. “I’ve heard girls say they have a lot of fun in there,” said Playmate Hiromi Oshima to PEOPLE. “Hef is a lover,” said Dani Mathers, who works at Playboy TV. “I think they definitely had sex more than that one time and it wasn’t two minutes. Hef definitely has a sex life.”

Photo credit: Rachel Worth / WENN.com

TELL US – WHEN IT COMES TO HEF’S SEX LIFE, WHO DO YOU BELIEVE? THE PLAYMATES OR CRYSTAL? PLUS THOUGHTS ON CRYSTAL’S APOLOGY?

After dumping her 85-year-old fiance Hugh Hefner just days before their wedding, Crystal Harris, 25, is now taking shots at her sex life or lack thereof with the Playboy founder!

In an interview with Sirius XM Radio’s Howard Stern Show yesterday, Crystal did not hold back when asked about her sex life with Hef, revealing sex with him only lasted “like two seconds.” Ouch! Though that’s arguably 2 seconds more than most expected.

“Then I was just over it,” said Crystal stating she was not attracted to Hef. “I was like, ‘Ahhh.’ I was over it. I just like, walked away. I’m not turned on by Hef, sorry.” Even more interesting, Crystal revealed they only had sex once.

When asked if she’s ever seen him naked, Crystal responded, “He doesn’t really take off his clothes. I’ve never seen Hef naked.”

Crystal however claims she totally did love Hef and wanted to marry him in the beginning. Right. In the meantime, Crystal continues to spend time with Dr. Phil’s son Jordan McGraw. The two, who are rumored to be dating despite Crystal’s denials, continue to be spotted together all over L.A.

As for poor Hef, he took to his twitter page yesterday to respond to Crystal’s low blows comments. “The sex with Crystal the first night was good enough so that I kept her over two more nights,” he wrote in a now deleted tweet. “Crystal lied about our relationship on Howard Stern but I don’t know why.”

Hef then tweeted, “Crystal convinced me that she adored me. That was the first lie… I feel sorry for Crystal. She seems lost.” A you tube clip of Crystal’s interview is below.

Photo credit: Rachel Worth / WENN.com


Merry Christmas RT Readers!!! A very special thanks to you all for being loyal readers and hoping 2012 will be your best year yet!!

And on this special day, I bring you news about the never ending Real Housewives of Atlanta drama!

While former BFFs Kim Zolciak and Nene Leakes promised to never speak again following their tour bus blow up on season 3, many fans believed that pact wouldn’t last. It has, however, lasted as evident on last week’s RHOA episode which had both ladies in the same room not speaking, while also not acknowledging one another.

In her latest Bravo blog, Kim Zoliack Biermann talks about seeing the Nene during Cynthia Bailey’s opening of her modeling agency.

“I had baby KJ three weeks before Cynthia’s event, so it was my first time getting into regular clothes in a while. A Louis Vuitton jumpsuit to be exact. It was nice to get out! Everyone was so worried about me and NeNe being in the same room together, but I wasn’t!,” says Kim.

Kim continues, “I am an adult, and both NeNe and I have come to the understanding that we will never speak ever again. Besides, I’m in a different place than I was on the bus tour. NeNe doesn’t exist to Kim Biermann. NeNe may be taller than I am, but she is definitely not on my level. Moving on!” Me to the ow!

Kim then takes a minute to get on her soapbox about newbie Marlo Hampton’s claim to riches! “Everyone has been buzzing about this new girl, Marlo, and I was excited to meet her. I had heard rumors that she sleeps with much older men for money and that’s her claim to fame in Atlanta.” Uh, isn’t that YOUR claim to fame as well Kim!?

Sitting comfortably in her glass house, Kim continues, “Now listen, I’m not one to judge how a bitch pays her bills, but admitting to it and then boasting about it is just tacky! She kept bringing up her “big poppa” and hearing those two words was making me sick!” Didn’t you used to brag about your “big Poppa”? Anyone else remember that scene from season 1 during which she went on and on about the married and rich Big Poppa buying her a Range Rover?

Kim closes out her blog by stating: “She and Kandi started arguing about God knows what, and it totally reminded me why Kroy and I are happy to stay at home. These women are in their late thirties and early forties and they still go to events and argue. I couldn’t have left any faster. Bye, bitches!”

Funny how these Bravo housewives get their own spinoffs and are all of a sudden too good for the drama! Coughs, Bethenny, coughs. And finally, Kim’s daughter Brielle posted an old photo on her Myspace page (people still use Myspace?) of her mom without her wig on! That photo is below!

Also, below is the first photo of the one and only Nene Leakes playing her Glee character — Roz Washington, coach of the school’s swim team. Lastly, there will be no new episode of the RHOA airing tonight on Bravo. The show returns in two weeks.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KIM’S BLOG? IS SHE LIVING IN A GLASS HOUSE OR SIMPLY MAKING GOOD POINTS?

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A week after revealing she had no immediate wedding plans with her fiancé (isn’t that an oxymoron?) Bachelorette star Ashley Hebert is now revealing details of her dream wedding!

Ashley, who got engaged to beau J.P. Rosenbaum on the last season of the ABC hit show, tells In Touch Weekly her “dream is to be outside in a big open field, very down-to-earth.”

“I thought Kim Kardashian’s wedding was gorgeous, but I want mine to be simpler,” adds Ashley on her potential wedding plans to JP whom she refers to as the “love of [her] life.”

Below are some details of Ashley’s dream wedding!

  • Ashley hopes to have an outdoor ceremony, possibly in the Hamptons
  • A large guest list
  • Ashley admits that she wants to take dancing lessons with J.P. so that they can have a memorable first dance
  • A honeymoon somewhere tropical — “One of those huts on stilts in the water,” describes Ashley
  • Ashley and J.P. will write their vows, and Ashley has already started to write hers: “What bonds us together is the crazy experience we went through. You’re my everything. You look after me, you’re my best friend.”
  • She wants a televised wedding

“I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him,” Ashley reveals. “He looks after me. We respect each other. It’s cliche, but our personalities just go together.” Feel free to let out a collective awwwww.

[Photo Credit: WENN]

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON ASHLEY’S DREAM WEDDING? WHY IS ASHLEY TALKING ABOUT HER DREAM WEDDING WITH NO FORESEEABLE WEDDING PLANS?

The first season finale of The X Factor aired last night and a new winner was crowned!

So, who won the highly coveted $5 million prize? The lucky winner was  19-year-old Melanie Amaro! Melanie beat out her fellow finalists – Chris Rene and Josh Krajcik to take home the ultimate prize.

Chris was the first finalist to be eliminated, leaving Josh and Melanie to duke it out for the final prize.

“America, thank you for giving this girl an opportunity,” said Simon Cowell. “She is a star.” A very emotional Melanie stated after her win, “Thank you so much! I don’t know what to say. Thank you. God is good.”

Melanie’s win wasn’t exactly a huge surprise as she had one of the best auditions to get on the show. The finale began with the top 12 contestants, including Rachel Crow and Astro, singing Lady Gaga‘s “The Edge of Glory.” This was followed by performances by Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder and Leona Lewis.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON MELANIE WINNING? DID YOU ENJOY THIS SEASON OF X-FACTOR?

Judi Jai mugshot

Proving that she’s just as cray in real life as she is on TV, Bad Girls Club New Orleans star Judith Jackson a.k.a. Judi Jai is now wanted by the police!

According to TMZ, the drama with Judi began last month on November 9 when cops pulled Judi over for driving erratically. She failed a sobriety test and then placed under arrest for suspicion of a DUI.

So this is when things get a little cra-cra folks! See, instead of simply allowing herself to be arrested, Judi decided to climb out of the squad car and run down the street while the police were searching her car.

According to the Illinois arrest report, cops found Judi hiding  in a nearby home and ended up taking her to the police station where she was booked on three charges — DUI, resisting arrest, and theft. The theft charges were a result of Judi attempting to run away with the cops’ handcuffs. Wowzers.

Oh, but it gets even worse as Judi was scheduled to appear in court on Monday but failed to show up. This led to a bench warrant being issued for her arrest.

Why did Judi miss her court date you ask? Oh, she tells TMZ she had more important things to do a.k.a. she had to host an out of town event! However, Judi states she plans to take care of that minor warrant arrest issue asap.

Judi can currently be seen Monday nights on the 3rd season of Oxygen’s Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too!

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON JUDI’S ACTIONS? STUPID OR VERY STUPID?


Bringing you a new photo post this week of your favorite reality stars!

Above is a photo of Real Housewives of New York stars Mario Singer and Ramona Singer attending the Life & Style 2011 holiday party at STK Midtown on December 13, 2011 in New York City

Below, Taylor Armstrong is pictured with Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino, Kyle Richards attends a Disney event, Camille Grammer steps out with her boyfriend! Countess LuAnn and Sonja Morgan attend an event, Lisa Vanderpump and her white Bentley! Plus more photos of Kathy Wakile, Rachel Zoe & more!

Also below Kim Kardashian and her family attend the opening of their new store in Las Vegas, and Khloe Kardashian cheers on Lamar in Dallas, Patti Stanger steps out! Plus Maksim, Holly Madison, & more!

[Photo credit: Dave Kotinsky/Davekotinsky.com]

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Uh oh! Is pimpmomager Kris Jenner about to get the boot from her favorite famous for no reason daughter?

According to a report by Star Magazine, that might be the case! Star magazine is reporting that there are rumblings that Kim Kardashian is getting ready to fire her momager!

The reason? Since the huge media backlash that occurred following her disastrous 72-day marriage, a source reveals, “She’s having serious doubts about keeping her mom as her manager. She thinks Kris has been giving her bad advice and she blames all of this backlash on her.” Ouch!

Even more telling, Kim met up with Hollywood manager Ray Manzella on Dec. 1 at a cafe in Pacisif Palisades to discuss potentially bringing him on to work for her. In fact, Ray confirmed to Star that he would like to take Kim on as a client while also admitting he’s been having meetings with people who are involved with Kim’s company.

Another source, however, states that if Kim does decide to bring Ray on board she still plans to keep Kris in some capacity as a figure head. “Kris will be working together with Ray on Kim’s projects,” explains an insider. “Kim hasn’t fired Kris as her managed yet.”

Meanwhile, the barrage of bad publicity continues for the famewhoring family. The Kardashians grace the latest cover of Star magazine (to be released on Friday) under the heading “Kardashian Sweatshop Scandal – Family’s Fashion Empire Makes Millions From Child Labor.”

According to Star, the Kardashian family are selling and endorsing fashion products manufactured in foreign sweatshops, where workers as young as sixteen years old are abused and virtually imprisoned.

“The Kardashians are in bed with some pretty bad people,” Charles Kernaghan, the executive director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, tells Star. “Not only are celebrities like the Kardashians taking advantage of these workers, they are holding hands with a government that spits on democracy and women’s rights.”

Several of the Kardashian brands are said to be involved with the “slave labor.” These include items in the family’s high-end K-Dash by Kardashian label and the Kris Jenner Kollection — which is sold on QVC —in addition to ShoeDazzle, which was co-founded by Kim and endorsed by her. The report states all of the mentioned brands are manufactured in areas of China where government regulations are often ignored and workers are subject to inhumane conditions.

Li Qiang, the executive director of China Labor Watch, is now urging the greedy Kardashian family to take a stand and to stop turning a blind eye to human rights abuses. “People like the Kardashians are producing their products in China because they will get more profit, since the labor cost is so low compared to the United States and other countries,” he tells Star.

In addition to underage labor, the condition of the workshops is compared to being “like minimum-security prisons.” The workers, who earn a measly $1 per hour, are helping add to the $65 million a year fortune of the Kardashians by living in “squalid factory-run dormitories filled with the stench of sewage while toiling up to 84 hours during seven-day work weeks.”

Wowzers. The Kardashians are, however, of course denying they knew anything about this. “This is the first we are hearing about it and take it very seriously as we would never condone this,” their rep Jill Fritzo told Radaronline on behalf of the Kardashians. “We are presently investigating the situation.” You can read more about this in the latest issue on Star!

Moving on to a lighter topic as Kris Humphries has finally been picked up by an NBA team! Even better for Kimmie’s husband of 2 months, he was re-signed by his former team — the New Jersey Nets. According to reports, Kris signed a one year contract with Nets, with ESPN reporting the deal is worth close to $8 million! Not too shabby.

Finally, after releasing photos from their Christmas Card this year, the Kardashians need more attention and have now released some heavily photoshopped behind the scenes pics! Those are below!

[Photo Credit: WENN.com]

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KIM THINKING ABOUT FIRING KRIS? AND THOUGHTS ON THE SWEATSHOP SCANDAL AND BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS?

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