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Another day, another bench arrest warrant issued for Gretchen Rossi.

For the second time in two years, a judge has ordered a bench warrant for the arrest of the Real Housewives of Orange County star. And of course, it all has to do with her ex Jay Photoglou.

Gretchen and Jay continue to be locked in a nasty legal battle over claims of libel, defamation, and slander. After Gretchen failed to make a court appearance on Thursday (she was busy hosting a promotional event in Las Vegas), a judge issued the warrant for her arrest and set her bail at $2,500, reports RadarOnline.

Luckily for Gretchen, the judge gave her until September 15 to show up to court or risk being arrested. It’s likely this latest missed court appearance has to do with the $40,000 Gretchen was ordered to fork over to Jay for his legal fees earlier this year. No word yet on whether or not Gretchen has made that payment.

Perhaps viewers will get to see Gretchen’s legal drama play out on TV as filming has officially began on the 7th season of the RHOC!

We reported last week that old-heads veterans Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson had signed on, and today we can now report Peggy Tanous will also be returning. Peggy confirmed the news via her twitter page after a fan asked her if she was kicked off. She replied, “Of course not. Start filming next week!!! Thanks for your support!”

On Tuesday, Tamra then tweeted, “First day of filming tomorrow….Let the games begin.” None of the other housewives have confirmed their return, but with Peggy’s return, it’s likely Alexis Bellino might also be returning.

And finally, despite all the controversy, it appears Vicki and her beau Brooks Ayers are still going strong. In fact Vicki tweeted days ago that she had just left Brook’s home state of Mississippi. “Heading home to southern California after having a great weekend in MS. and TN. I love my “Southern people”.” tweeted Vicki.

Brooks then tweeted to Vicki: “We both are very happy and feel like we have finally got it “right”.. Have a great day!” This led some to speculate whether the couple might have gotten engaged or tied the knot, which Vicki denied. She tweeted, “Nope.. No marriage.. Just really happy!”

Brooks also assured a fan that all is well between the two. “We have an amazing relationship! I can assure you that what we have,most people want. We both are glad that we didn’t settle!” he wrote. Safe to assume Vicki’s new romance will be part of her storyline for the new season. Below is a recent photo of the two together.

Photo credit: WENN

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UPDATE – Gretchen’s publicist released the following statement which pretty much confirms what was originally reported –

“After Photoglou’s previous attorney’s dropped him last month, Jay and his new attorney set a conference date intentionally on a day they knew Gretchen would be out of town on an appearance. Gretchen’s attorneys appeared on her behalf and the judge rescheduled the conference. A bench warrant is a standard part of the paper work. It is not an active warrant and only becomes active if one of the parties fails to appear on the new date. “

As suspected, Evelyn Lozada’s self imposed hiatus from twitter did not last long!

After the Basketball Wives star announced she has quit the twitter on Tuesday, she officially signed back on this morning and has been tweeting up a storm since.

As we reported yesterday, Evelyn not only “quit” twitter, but also the Basketball Wives after reports came out stating she once had a fling with her fiance Chad Ochocinco’s buddie Terrell Owens. Chad tweeted, “You don’t know how much it hurts,” which led to the speculation that the two might have called it quits. In addition to that a source confirmed to us that Chad did indeed dump Evelyn over the TO rumors which he believed to be true.

Well fast forward to today, and Evelyn really wants to assure us all is well between the two! She also denies ever having a fling with TO.

Evelyn wrote, “***RUMORS TO CLEAR UP*** I am not pregnant people and me and @ochocinco are still together! STOP BELIEVING THE LIES “THIS” BLOG POSTS!!” Uh uh.

Below are more of Evelyn’s tweets –

Our source insists Chad did indeed dump Evelyn over the rumors. Perhaps they have now made up. A look at Chad’s twitter shows he hasn’t updated his page since Tuesday when he tweeted, “You don’t know how much it hurts.” Plus Chad also unfollowed Evelyn on twitter and has yet to start following her again. No word yet on whether Evelyn has also done a 180 on “quitting” the Basketball Wives.

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Holly and Blake

While the Bachelor Pad 2 finale won’t air until Monday night on ABC, the finale was actually taped earlier this week with the winners chosen.

Bachelor insider Reality Steve did it again, by revealing the spoilers and most importantly the winning couple. Those spoilers are below!

In other Bachelor Pad news, new couple Holly Durst and Blake Julian are now engaged!

PEOPLE magazine confirms the couple, both age 28, are planning to tie the knot after only dating a few months. Reality Steve first broke the news, stating the engagement will be revealed during the Bachelor Pad finale.

According to RS, Blake proposed about a week ago. Holly’s ex-fiance and her partner on the show, Michael Stagliano, was reportedly unaware of the engagement and had to find out during the finale taping this week. Yikes.

ABC will air the super-sized 3-hour Bachelor Pad finale Monday night at 8/7c.

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When it rains, it pours. Just days after it was reported the Whole Foods supermarket chain yanked her Skinnygirl drinks, Bethenny Frankel is now facing a class action lawsuit over just that.

The AP is confirming that not one, but two new class action lawsuits have been filed against the Bethenny Ever After star and Beam — the company that purchased the Skinnygirl drinkline from her for a reported $100 million — alleging they lied to consumers about the contents of the Skinnygirl margarita mix.

Whole Foods released a statement last week confirming it pulled the products because “it contains a preservative that does not meet our quality standards.” Beam also released a statement admitting that while the Skinnygirl Margarita does contain the preservative sodium benzoate, it is in “very low levels.”

TMZ reports that in one of the class action lawsuits filed in California, a consumer claims she and many others were duped by Beam Global Spirits for making “deceptive statements” on the label of Skinnygirl. The label says the drink is “all natural.”

The lawsuit further claims that Beam’s advertisement that the drink is “all natural” and contains no preservatives are false because the drink contains sodium benzoate. Those behind the lawsuit want to force Beam to “engage in a corrective advertising campaign” and pay unspecified damages.

Beam released the following statement in response to the lawsuits: “In today’s litigious society, nothing is surprising. The litigation filed in relation to the labeling of Skinnygirl Margarita is frivolous. We will defend our case vigorously, and we are fully confident we will prevail.”

As for Bethenny, she has yet to respond to the lawsuits though she did defend her drink line yet again this week on her website. Her statement is below –

“We would not sell anything that I don’t personally drink. I’m a natural foods chef and health is a top priority for me and my family. The Skinnygirl Margarita is made with natural ingredients and its label is consistent with U.S. federal regulations, which is why it is carried in stores nationwide and continues to fly off the shelves.

I built my brand on trust and honesty. I don’t take lightly obvious attempts to put my integrity in question. I will always answer your questions and concerns directly and truthfully.”

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Two weeks after TLC cancelled her reality show Kate Plus 8, Kate Gosselin is finally admitting what has been widely reported, which is that she is indeed petrified about her future and being able to take care of her family.

Despite having a nursing degree, the mother of eight graces the latest cover of PEOPLE magazine with the heading “Will Her Kids Be Ok?” Under that heading is a quote from Kate saying she is “really scared” about her future. Poor Kate, the horror of having to get a real J.O.B. to care for her kids!

In the interview with the mag, Kate reveals she wasn’t “ready” when TLC pulled the plug on her show. She also reveals she cries in bed when no one’s looking. Yes she went there.

“When [Collin] learned of the show’s cancellation he said ‘I feel like crying but I can’t,’” Kate says. “I said, ‘Because you don’t want anyone to see your tears?’ and he said yes. So I said ‘Cry when you’re in bed and nobody’s looking. That’s what I do.”

Kate goes on to admit the transition from a reality TV mom to a regular mom, you know, like other millions of mothers out there, isn’t going to be an easy one.

“I’m freaking out. Big time,” she tells PEOPLE, adding that her plus 8 “weren’t ready,” to leave the show, which has been airing since 2005. She continues, “Nobody was. I’ve never quit a job in my life without having something else lined up. I don’t know what’s next.”

But fret not as Kate, 36, vows to work hard in other to maintain the lifestyle she’s provided for her kids. “I told them I will work my fingers to the bone to make sure that they can stay here and go to their school,” she says. “There are no guarantees in life for anyone, but they know that I’m giving it my best shot.”

“I don’t want to take anything away that [the kids] have been given,” Kate says. “[I’ve saved] for a little while. People think we made gazillions of dollars, and we didn’t. After the show was canceled, I said, ‘I’ll go back to my old nursing job.’ If nothing comes up, I’ll do it. But the scary reality is, 12-hour nursing shifts every day wouldn’t let me continue to provide well for me eight kids.”

It was reported days ago that Kate, who tweeted a petition to save her TLC show to her fans, has been offered a temporary co-hosting job at CBS’ talk show The Talk.

The Kate Plus 8 finale episode will air Sept. 12 on TLC.

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Where there’s smoke, there’s fire! Days after a media outlet reported Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada once had a fling with her fiance’s BFF Terrell Owens, she has decided to quit the show, and according to TMZ, it is for good this time.

The chain of events began earlier this week when the MediaTakeOut gossip blog stated that when Evelyn began dating fiance Chad Ochocinco last year, she was also secretly dating his buddie and fellow NFL player Terrell at the same time. The insider revealed, “I can’t call it CHEATING, cause her and Chad weren’t officially together. But Chad doesn’t know about it. Evelyn and [Terrel] promised to never tell [Chad] about it.”

After that report came out on Monday, Evelyn laughed it off on twitter, and her fiance Chad did the same. Well fast forward to a day later as Chad posted this not so cryptic message on his twitter page: “No Sabes Como Duele.” Translation? – “You don’t know how much it hurts.” Chad hasn’t updated his twitter page since posting that on Tuesday.

The same day Chad posted the message, Evelyn posted on her twitter page that she was not only quitting twitter, but also the Basketball Wives. “Just wanted to say that I won’t be on Twitter for a while. Going 2 possibly delete my account & I won’t be signing on 2 do anymore shows,” tweeted Evelyn.

And just yesterday, TMZ confirmed that Evelyn had indeed decided to quit the very popular VH1 hit show. Sources close to Evelyn tell TMZ no amount of money will bring her back and that Evelyn made up her mind after VH1 posted a blog repeating the report that Evelyn may have cheated on Chad with his former teammate TO. VH1 has since deleted the blog posting.

However, the word on the rumor mill is that Evelyn and TO, who also has a show on VH1, did indeed have a fling before Evelyn got serious with Chad. After the initial story came out this week, TO apparently came clean to Chad, who then decided to dump his fiance Evelyn. Sources add that Evelyn is devastated and now feels that Basketball Wives ruined her reputation and relationship with Chad. Yikes!

And oh yeah, Chad also unfollowed Evelyn on twitter! Below is a screen shot of Evelyn’s tweets –

The bigger question now is with Evelyn off the show, who is Jen going to follow around?

Photo credit: Credit: Johnny Louis/WENN.com

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Big Brother 13 Shelly

A week after betraying her alliance member Jeff Schroeder, which ultimately led to death threats for her family from deranged fans, Big Brother 13’s Shelly Moore found herself voted out of the BB house.

In a new interview with Reality Wanted, the 41-year-old Centerville, Ohio native explains why she played both sides in the game, and whether or not she regrets turning against her alliance with Jeff and Jordan. Excerpts from Shelly’s interview below –

Q. RealityWanted: When you originally aligned with Jeff and Jordan, were you planning on sticking with them through the entire game or did you always know you’d have to turn on them at some point?
A. Shelly: I knew I would have to turn on them at some point. I absolutely knew there would have to be a separation.

Q. RealityWanted: You went back and forth between the newbies and the veterans this season. Did you feel torn at all about where your allegiance should be?
A. Shelly: No, I didn’t feel torn. My allegiance always would have stayed with the veterans because they had better gameplay. But on the other side, I needed to keep the newbies close and I knew they saw the veterans as such a threat and were so scared of them.

Q. RealityWanted: Did your fight with Jeff the morning of his eviction play a part in you turning on him?
A. Shelly: Yes.

Q. RealityWanted: You told Julie that voting out Jeff was a dumb move but what do you feel was your best move in the game?
A. Shelly: My best move was being able to actually work to manipulate both sides. I was pleased when I was able to convince Kalia not to put Jeff and Jordan on the block and get Lawon up there. I was happy I could get her to hear my arguments. I think for the most, working both sides worked out great for me.

A special episode of Big Brother aired last night during which one of the remaining five HGs was evicted. That honor went to Kalia, who was deemed as a bigger threat, rightfully so, than her alliance member Porsche. Jordan threw viewers a curve ball by voting to keep Kalia, thus forcing a tie. It however appears Rachel was aware of Jordan’s plan to vote to keep Kalia. No word yet on why Jordan voted the way she did. A new HOH competition was then played and ultimate floater Adam emerged the winner!

Below are spoilers on Adam‘s nominees, which doesn’t really matter because the POV winner has all the power this week. Find out who won the POV competition below!

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The finale of Famous Food, you know, that show that very few people watched, aired last night and two “celebrity” winners were declared!

Former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub emerged one of the winners, which wasn’t exactly a big surprise as Danielle has been heavily promoting the Lemon Basket restaurant on twitter all summer.

In a surprising twist, the Dolce Group’s founding members — Big Brother alum Mike “Boogie” Malin and Lonnie Moore — decided to pick two winners instead of one. The first winner they picked was rapper DJ Paul of the rap group Three 6 Mafia.

With their win, Danielle and DJ Paul are now partners with the Dolce Group when it comes to the newly opened Lemon Basket restaurant in Hollywood.

Following her win, Danielle tweeted last night: “So proud to be partners w @DolceGroupLA @lonniemoore @DJPAULKOM in #LemonBasket @FamousFoodVH1 on @VH1 WON!! Just sayin.”

No word yet on how well the restaurant is doing considering the show was a bit of a ratings disaster for the VH1 network. Oddly enough, I actually watched the entire season and I must say, it wasn’t a bad show. I believe the show would have been a ratings hit had it premiered a year ago. Quite frankly, the downfall was the timing. At this point, the public is well over the Heidi Montags, Danielle Staubs, Jake Pavelkas, Ashley Dupres, etc.

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