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More bad news for Alexis Bellino and her husband Jim Bellino.

Just weeks after Jim, star of the Real Housewives of Orange County, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for his company, the OC Register is now reporting he is being sued for fraud.

The lawsuit which was filed in Orange County Superior Court in April 2009, alleges fraud, deceit, wrongful foreclosure, breach of written contracts and other complaints.

According to the suit, Jim, his lawyer Michael York, and California Empire Funding Corporation wrongfully foreclosed on a Laguna Beach property called the InVogue Hotel. The couple behind the suit, Shashi Tejpaul and Gail Duncan, are saying that despite making payments on the property and getting a written and verbal agreement from Jim and his lawyer, they still elected to foreclose on the property.

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Jim, 48, and his lawyer York, who also happens to be his brother-in-law, however deny the allegations stating Tejpaul and Duncan made misrepresentations to obtain the loan, used the money for other purposes and stopped making payments on their loan.

Jim and his company have also filed a counter suit against Tejpaul and Duncan alleging fraud amongst other things.

The fraud suit against Jim is set to go to trial Jan. 10, which happens to be the same date the bank is planning to hold an auction on Alexis and Jim’s home which is still in foreclosure. The auction date was postponed to Jan. 10 after Jim filed bankruptcy protection for his company Global Marine Inc., which just happens to hold the title to the Bellino home.

The Bellinos’ attorney also tells RadarOnline that Jim and Alexis are not going down without a fight as they are now considering suing Chase Bank. “Right now we’re considering legal action against Chase, regarding the fact that they changed the terms of their loan modification agreement,” said York.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST WITH THE BELLINOS?

It’s over, it’s finally over! The finale of Skating With The Stars aired last night during which soap star Rebecca Budig was crowned the winner of the ABC show.

“I’m shocked, really I am!,” said Rebecca. “Bethenny and I were talking about it, really…I’m just shocked. I owe all of this to Fred, who is an unbelievable teacher. I’ve said it a hundred times…I owe it all to you.” Fred Palascak was Rebecca’s professional partner.

Rebecca’s win wasn’t exactly a shocker to others as she scored a perfect score of 60—30 for technical, 30 for artistic impression on her final skating dance — the only perfect score of the season.

The runner-up was Bethenny Frankel, who surprised viewers by beating out Jonny Mosley on Monday night to make it into the finals. “Rebecca totally deserves it, she should be a real ice skater,” said Bethenny who also fared well on finale night, earning a total of 51 points for her dance.

Now that the show is officially over following a rather long 5 weeks, it is extremely unlikely the show will be returning for a second season. Why? Well, the ratings were simply a disaster. SWTS averaged about 4 million viewers per episode this season, a far cry from the 20 million viewers per episode it’s counterpart Dancing With The Stars averaged. In fact, the Monday night finale episode only brought in 3.37 million viewers.

TELL US – WERE YOU A FAN OF SWTS? THOUGHTS ON REBECCA WINNING?

Has hell frozen over? Above is a photo of Teresa Giudice and her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga looking rather chummy.

After it was reported earlier this year that Melissa had signed on to join the cast of Real Housewives of New Jersey, sources immediately informed us that the two ladies do not get along – at all. In fact, just two months ago, it was reported that Teresa and her hubby Joe Giudice started a brawl at the christening ceremony of Melissa’s son. Joe reportedly punched Teresa’s brother/Melissa’s husband Joe Gorga, leading to an all out fight between the men and some other party guests.

According to RadarOnline, the two sister-in-laws seem to have put the bad blood behind them, well at least for now. The above photo was taken at Melissa’s Christmas party which took place on Saturday night. “Teresa may have ignored some guests,” said a source. “But Melissa and Teresa got along great and had a lot of fun dancing together.”

Also in attendance at the party was Jacqueline Laurita and hubby Chris, Caroline and Al Manzo, Kim G., and the other new NJ housewife Kathy Wakile, who happens to be Teresa’s first cousin.

All signs point to this party marking the end of filming for the Real Housewives of NJ’s 3rd season. Melissa also tweeted the following this morning – “Time to wrap……..” Perhaps she’s just referring to wrapping gifts. From what we have heard, the 3rd season of the NJ Housewives will be explosive! With a lot of drama that will have you saying Danielle who? Bravo has yet to officially announce the airing date.

In other NJ news, Danielle Staub continues her attempt to stay relevant in the press. The latest is an interview with RadarOnline, in which she reveals her new year’s resolution is to have her former NJ costars “stop being mean girls!”

She adds, “Collectively stop being mean girls and resolve to be nice to everyone. Period. There is a much better existence.” Danielle also claims “I tried to [make amends] when I said goodbye at the reunion, when I walked away and quit.” Umm shouldn’t she be busy filming her “spin-off show?”  More photos from the party below.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON TERESA & MELISSA? ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THE 3RD SEASON OF THE NJ HOUSEWIVES AS MUCH AS WE ARE?

Following the very dramatic and scandalous last season of the Bachelor, the ABC hit show returns this year in what is being called a scandal free season.

The 15th season of the Bachelor brings us back Brad Womack, a 38-year-old Texas bar owner. ABC’s decision to choose Brad as the new bachelor was met with some criticism as some felt he already had his chance and blew it. This is in reference to Brad’s now infamous decision to not pick either of this two finalists, DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft, back in 2007.

In a new interview with PEOPLE magazine, Brad reveals he has turned a new leaf and even declares he is “very much in love” with his final pick. “I did find love, and I’m very happy to say that,” Brad said. “I’m very much in love. I’m a happy guy.”

Brad adds, “A true love story happened.” The new season of the Bachelor premieres Jan. 3 (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.

In related Bachelor news, Dancing With The Stars professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy blogged recently that he is now filming the Ukrainian version of the Bachelor. Even more interesting, Maksim revealed ABC had asked him to be the Bachelor on the US version but he declined.

The photos and brief bios of the 30, yes 30 bachelorettes this season is below!

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It seems Kyle Richards is the latest Bravo housewife to try to cash in on her Bravo fame with her gorgeous mane.

RadarOnline is reporting that the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is now in talks to start her own hair care line as fans of the show are always inquiring about her hair.

“This is an exciting time,” Kyle told RadarOnline. “Fans are constantly reaching out to me on Facebook and Twitter to ask me for hair care tips and I’d like to help them.”

A look at Kyle’s twitter does indeed show a lot of fans always inquiring about her hair. Kyle, 41, has said on many occasions that her hair is real and that she doesn’t use hair extensions or tracks.

As for what products she uses now, she tweeted two weeks ago – “I do use pantene and bio silk.” According to Radar, Kyle is now “in talks with a number of well known beauty brands.”

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON KYLE WANTING TO START A HAIR LINE?

A sad day for rock star groupies and skanks all around the world as Bret Michaels is officially off the market!

It all went down on Monday night’s finale of his VH1 reality show, Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It, during which he got down on one knee and proposed to his on-off girlfriend of 16 years Kristi Gibson.

“Please say yes or the rejection will kill me right now,” pleaded Brett and she said yes! “She’s the one who put up with me all these years,” Michaels tells UsWeekly of his bride-to-be.

Immediately following the proposal, Bret and Kristi broke the happy news to their little girls. Bret said, “[I told them] ‘I did it! We’ll all be together forever! Family hug!'”

Bret and Kristi have two daughters together — Raine, 10, and Jorja, 5.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON BRET’S ENGAGEMENT?

Episode 12 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta brought us spa confrontations, Kim singing, and Nene snagging a huge/astronomical celebrity interview but the best part of Sunday night might have just been Phaedra Parks and her husband Apollo Nida’s appearance on WWHL, during which Apollo claimed he was 4 years younger than Phaedra. In this recap, I set the record straight on that while touching on whether or not Big Poppa aka Lee Najjar is broke and in foreclosure. Will also briefly touch which Bravo housewives I strongly dislike. They are now 5 by the way. Would also like to know which housewives you all despise dislike the most. With that said, let’s get right to the recap!

The episode begins with Kandi Burruss (who’s album Kandi Koated is in stores now – a nice album) rehearsing for her upcoming promo tour, which is a week away. The best part of this rehearsal is when Kim shows up to show Kandi what her performance will look like. Once again, Kim whines, complains before showing off her lazy performance routine to go along with the bad singing. Here’s a tip for Kandi – have her lip sync. Kandi is not too pleased with Kim’s laziness but doesn’t have time to dedicate to Kim as she also has to focus on her own performances. Kandi wants Kim “to pull it together.”

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In case you’re not aware by now, Bethenny Frankel is no longer a housewife on the Real Housewives of New York City.

Though Bravo wanted Bethenny, the clear fan favorite, to return for the show’s fourth season (currently being filmed), Bethenny decided she no longer wanted to do the show, instead opting to make guest appearances here and there a la Lisa Wu Hartwell on the Real Housewives of Atlanta.

According to a new report by Popeater, Bravo is now worried about what effect Bethenny’s absence will have on the show’s new season. “Bethenny is the biggest star the franchise has ever produced,” a Bravo insider reveals. “She not only connected with the most fans, but she also allowed the audience to laugh at how ridiculous the other ladies are. Without Bethenny making fun of the cast, the show just won’t be as much fun.”

Popeater adds that a main concern for Bravo is who will now call out Kelly Bensimon on her erratic/crazy/entertaining behavior. “Without Bethenny on the show, Kelly’s strange behavior is no longer funny, it’s just annoying,” adds the source.

Apparently Bravo became increasingly concerned after catching a glimpse of how the new season is going. Based on what they saw, they decided to ask Bethenny to return for more than the six appearances she is contractually obligated to make.

Bethenny, who is now gearing up for the second season of her Bravo spin off show, however doesn’t want to return for more appearances as she is ready to phase the NYC Housewives completely out of her life. Bethenny reportedly feels “physically sick” just thinking about having to return to the show, something she feels is a “toxic environment.”

A friend of Bethenny tells Popeater, “In her heart she wishes she could just move on.” The friend adds, “To tell the truth, she doesn’t even want to watch the new season let alone be forced to be part of it.” Ouch.

TELL US – DO YOU THINK BRAVO SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT A BETHENNY-LESS NYC HOUSEWIVES? THOUGHTS ON BETHENNY NOT WANTING TO RETURN TO THE SHOW?

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