The couple’s rep confirms the split to PEOPLE magazine. “Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez have ended their relationship,” the rep reveals. “As they go through this difficult time, we ask that you respect the couple’s privacy.”
Ali, 27, and Roberto, 28, got engaged back in 2010 during the 6th season of the Bachelorette. All seemed to be going well for the couple until a few months ago when Ali revealed they had decided to postpone their wedding blaming their busy schedules and a thigh injury.
UsWeekly, however, reported the two were having major problems just last month. Ali is “miserable in the relationship and he is too,” a friend told the mag back then. “Their relationship has been tumultuous since day one,” added the friend stating the two “bring out the worst in each other.”
The report stated the couple’s issues stemmed from their stressful long, hectic work hours as well as big-time fights.
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TELL US – SHOULD ABC JUST GIVE UP ON THIS FRANCHISE? ARE YOU SURPRISED BY THIS BREAKUP?
Each of the three remaining finalists had to perform two dances each — a regular dance and a freestyle. In a total shocker, Rob finished with the highest score of the night, earning a total of 57 points!
First Rob, 24, earned a score of 27 for his classic waltz and then a perfect score of 30 (his first this season) for his retro freestyle. “You’re like the male version of Cinderella who made it to the ball, and deservedly so,” said judge Carrie Ann Inaba.
Tying for second place were bothRicki Lake and war veteran J.R. Martinez each finishing the night with a total score of 54 points. J.R. earned a 24 for his lackluster cha- cha which judge Led Goodman described as “not very good,” before improving to earn a perfect score of 30 for his 80s freestyle dance!
Ricki Lake was pretty consistent last night earning a score of 27 for both of her dances, which included a cha-cha and a freestyle. “You’ve never been hotter, you’ve never been sexier,” raved judge Bruno Tonioli.
On last week’s episode, Taylor, 40, accused Lisa of mistreating her and refusing her friendship, and no we are not back in elementary school! Things took a turn for the bitchier nastier when Taylor outed her costars for talking smack about Lisa behind her back, while also trying to rile them all up to go against Lisa.
Unfortunately for Taylor, her attempt failed… miserably as the ladies ended up turning the night into an intervention for her regarding her marriage and her claims of physical abuse at the hands of her now deceased husband, Russell Armstrong.
Taylor, who hasn’t blogged all season, took to her Twitter to discuss the drama. First she appeared to be defending her awful behavior when she tweeted: “U didn’t see all the conversations. But, I love [Lisa] and were good.” This was in response to a fan telling her Lisa never said she was not her friend, but rather stated she was not masquerading as her best friend.
Taylor later added: “I was a nut case. Getting healthy,” after a fan accused her of being a nut case. Lisa, who has been rather gracious with the whole ordeal, also retweeted Taylor’s message so it appears all is well between both ladies. Taylor also had a message for her “haters,” tweeting: “I actually feel for the haters. What a waste of a life.”
Meanwhile, Camille Grammerspoke out about last week’s tea party drama, first making it clear she wasn’t a fan of Taylor’s behavior and then expressing regret for revealing Taylor’s abuse claims on camera.
Camille blogged: “The argument should have been just between Lisa and Taylor. If Taylor had any problems with Lisa, I think she should have pulled Lisa aside or took her for tea alone and discussed their issues… Some of Taylor’s stories were inconsistent which led to our confusion. It was a very touchy and difficult subject and so sad and unfortunate. All we really wanted was the best for her and to help without crossing the line.”
Camille continued, “Accusations were flying around the room. I was frustrated because Taylor basically kept accusing us of being liars and talking behind Lisa’s back. When she said nobody is being honest it struck a nerve with me. I thought, ‘OK, you might not think everyone is being honest but who is really being honest? You’re not being honest with yourself. How do we help you because I know we all tried?’ Over the last year and a half we have protected her and helped her. My frustration stemmed from her blaming others when she needed to look inside her own relationship and to also realize that we were there for her. So what I said came out of that frustration.”
“Do I regret saying it — of course! If only I could have broached the subject better, I would have. At the time emotions were running high. Not just with me, but Lisa chimed in too. We were so frustrated. I was truly concerned for Taylor and that’s the hard part. I wanted to be there for her. I did offer that she and Kennedy could move into my home… I regret now what I said during this episode. And I apologized. I felt absolutely terrible. All I wanted to do was help my friend,” added Camille.
Moving on to tonight’s all new episode of the RHOBH. On the 12th episode this season titled ‘The Great Divide,’ friendships are reevaluated and bitter tension is at a simmer in the wake of Lisa’s tea party. As conflict is put on the back burner, Taylor puts her focus on throwing a flashy birthday bash for her daughter.
The episode airs at 9/8c and a preview clip is below!
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON TAYLOR’S TWEETS? IS ALL FORGIVEN? THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?
Just when you thought the whole Porsche Fashion Show drama and stripper-gate was over, it has now been reopened all thanks to Angelo Vrohidis, who just happens to have been the General Manager for the Lookers strip club in New Jersey for over 13 years.
In what happens to be his first interview since the drama exploded in September, Angelo, former boss of Melissa Gorga, shockingly reveals she was indeed a stripper at his strip club and not a bartender as she has stated in the past. W.O.W.Z.E.R.S.
In the bombshell interview with the AllAboutTrh.com blog, Angelo talks Melissa’s alleged stripping past and admits he was at the Porsche Fashion Show, but denies Teresa Giudice had anything to do with his appearance there. Our sources have, however, insisted to us that Teresa was in 0n the plan to expose Melissa.
Below are excerpts from Angelo’s interview –
AllAboutTRH: Was Melissa Gorga a dancer at Lookers, or a bartender like she claims? Vrohidis: She was a dancer.
AllAboutTRH: How long did she dance for? Vrohidis: It was less than a year
AllAboutTRH: So you attended the fashion show? Vrohidis: Correct
AllAboutTRH: Did Teresa Giudice contact you to attend the fashion show? Vrohidis: No.
AllAboutTRH: So is it true that you went up to Melissa and as soon as she saw you, she ran to the bathroom? Vrohidis: No, actually, I was at the bar talking to some friends because a lot of my friends were at this event. I began talking to my friend, Mike, and his wife. We all started walking back over to our table. I happened to see Melissa so I walked up to her and said hello. She looked like she recognized me and seemed very, very embarrassed and shocked. I just said hello and briefly had a conversation with her and then sat down. I stayed for a while and then I left.
AllAboutTRH: Were you there when Melissa’s husband came to the event? Vrohidis: No, I had left. I received a phone call and had to be somewhere else. I had no idea her husband was coming and had no idea any of that stuff was going to happen. It’s not my place to know that.
AllAboutTRH: I heard you had a microphone on you, is that true? Vrohidis: Yes I did. I was asked to help promote my friend, John’s, salon and I was at the salon while Teresa was getting her hair done. Everyone in the salon had a mic on them.
AllAboutTRH: I heard Teresa was getting blamed for you being there and you were mic’d because Teresa knew that you used to work with Melissa. Vrohidis: No. I did not know Teresa at all. Teresa knew nothing about this. When she was at the salon getting her hair done, I introduced myself to her and Kim D was there. I said hello and told her, you know I know your sister in law. She used to work for me. And she was very shocked. I never met the girl before in my life. That was my first time.
AllAboutTRH: What did she respond back to you when you told her Melissa danced at lookers? How did she react? Vrohidis: I don’t want to say too much but she was very defensive of Melissa and said, “Listen don’t talk about my family like that.” She didn’t like the fact that I mentioned that Melissa and I worked together. I apologized to her repeatedly and told her that I had no idea she didn’t know. You know, I would assume she would know this about her sister-in-law. But you’ll see what happens when it airs.
AllAboutTRH: So she didn’t dance for years? Vrohidis: No. It wasn’t even for a year. I don’t know what she did before that nor do I know what she did after that… My friends from ‘Lookers’ did contact me but there also have been people that I have spoken to who claim Melissa tried contacting people from ‘Lookers’ to tell them to say she was only a bartender, not a dancer.
Vrohidis: I wasn’t out to hurt anyone. I just met the girl (Teresa) at the salon and said to her, I know your sister in law. I didn’t know anything was going to happen. I wasn’t trying to be malicious or hurt anyone. That’s not my intention and I’m just not that kind of person. Vrohidis: Dancing is not a bad thing so I don’t know why she is denying it. A lot of girls I know that danced have made such a name for themselves. I know dancers who have become nurses and someone who is a lawyer right now. I’m glad to see Melissa do something good for herself… She’s going to keep denying it because she’s already denied it so many times. But do a lot of people know? Absolutely. Of course they know.
This is all the more interesting as the manager of the club, Larry Guarino, who reportedly worked under GM Angelo, came out last month stating Melissa was only a bartender. Was Larry lying to protect Melissa or simply telling the truth? The mystery continues…
As for Melissa, she remains adamant she was never a stripper. After this interview came out, she tweeted: “Btw, I feel for him, I hear he has a major drug problem… Don’t wish it on anyone..” She later deleted that tweet citing it wasn’t right to out someone’s drug problem. If Melissa was a past stripper, she would be in good company as former RHONJ starDanielle Staubhas admitted to her past as a stripper, whileJacqueline Lauritais also rumored to have been a past stripper in Las Vegas.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON ANGELO’S INTERVIEW? ARE YOU SHOCKED? DO YOU BELIEVE HIS CLAIMS?
The press release promises the second season of Mob Wives will pick up where the first left off – with each cast member dealing with major personal life issues.
“The rift between Karen and Drita is far from over – will they ever be able to ‘bury the hatchet’? Renee goes under the knife for major plastic surgery that may have some unexpected consequences, while also contemplating her future with her ex-husband Junior. Drita is considering her options when it comes to leaving her husband Lee – while Carla’s relationship with her estranged husband Joe may take an unexpected twist. And, of course, everyone wants to know what’s in Karen’s soon-to-be-released book – the one she moved back to New York to write!”
Even better, the network also announced that a new spin-off Mob Wives: Chicago will debut in the Spring 2012! Yes Mob Wives: Chicago will introduce a new cast of women suffering the stronzi and agita of their Mafiosi connections.
“Our viewers connected so strongly with our New York cast that we were skeptical about trying to repeat that success, said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Production. “But once we met these ladies from Chicagoland heard their truly unbelievable stories, we knew that viewers would become just as captivated as we did. These women’s life experiences may be far different from our own, but their current struggles to stand on their own two feet are relatable to everyone.”
So there you have it folks! Mob Wives season 2 will return Jan. 1 at 8/7c while the new Chicago spinoff will debut in Spring of 2012!
TELL US – LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW SEASON OF MOB WIVES? THOUGHTS ON THE CHICAGO SPIN-OFF?
They’ve defiled conquered Los Angeles, Miami and most recently New Orleans, so it was only a matter of time before Oxygen’s Bad Girls Clubheaded to Las Vegas!
Yes, Oxygen has announced the all new season 8 will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada! The network promises, “A brand new cast of seven young women travel to Las Vegas and in a series first, two of the girls are sisters…twins!” Twins? Should definitely make for an interesting season!
While the all new season won’t premiere until January 23 at 9/8c, viewers will get a chance to meet the new cast on Monday, December 5 right before the 10/9c premiere of “Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love, Too.” Oxygen will air an exclusive “Bad Girls Club Preview Special” at 9:30pm ET/PT.
The names of the new Bad Girls are: Gia Sapp-Hernandez, Erica Figueroa, Gabi Victor, Jenna Russo, Dani Victor, Amy Cieslowski, and Demitra Roche.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE NEW CAST AND NEW SEASON? EXCITED?
In today’s not so shocking Kardashian news, a new report states Kim Kardashian is making certain she will be edited to be a victim on her upcoming E! reality show, while her husband of 72 days Kris Humphries will be made to be a jerk!
According to a new report by RadarOnline, Kim, who isn’t an executive producer onKourtney and Kim Take New York, still has full editorial control over what appears on the show.
Kim will be seen “as the victim, and Kris will definitely be the bad guy. Kim was stunned by the amount of bad press and the public relations nightmare she has endured since deciding to file for divorce,” a source close to the situation tells Radar Online.
The source adds that Kim is hoping to use the show to repair her now tarnished image: “Kim will be using the show to attempt to rehab her image. Kim has been telling her inner circle that she has worked very hard to get where she has, and she isn’t going to let her marriage and subsequent decision to divorce Kris Humphries ruin that.” Who knew a sex tape was hard work? A preview clip of Kim being a poor suffering wife of 72 days on the E! show is below!
“Kim carefully and methodically plans all of her business decisions, and that is how she is looking at her divorce, is all business. Of course she is sad, but it’s all about Kim’s endorsement deals and paid promotional appearances. There were reports that Kim was going to lay low after she filed for divorce, yet several days later she was in Atlanta shooting a role in the movie, The Marriage Counselor.”
In fact, the current issue of Star magazine confirms Kim’s current “misery” has more to do with her money and public backlash than love. “Kim is desperately trying to get her career and megadollar endorsements back in place,” says a source who adds that her pimpmomager Kris Jenner is guiding the plan. “She’s doing everything she can to turn this around.” And this includes Kim’s spontaneous trip to meet with Kris at his family’s home in Minnesota after the divorce filing.
A source tells the mag that trip was a “sham” and definitely not an attempted reconciliation. “The Kardashians wanted the meeting to make Kim look more human and compassionate, but it did neither,” says the source. “If anything, the visit convinced the Humphries that she’s nothing more than a gold digger that used their son for her personal gain.”
Star adds that Kris Jenner has now enlisted not one, but three PR specialists to do damage control because the entire family is suffering from the backlash. Ai ya ya.
A source also claims to Radar that poor victim Kimmie, who began watching the footage after filming wrapped in mid-October, was “mortified” and only decided to divorce Kris after seeing the awful way he treated her and her family on the new show. Riiight. “The marriage was already under a tremendous amount of stress, but she just couldn’t believe that she had married this man that was treating her and her family like this,” says a source. The new E! show which is set to premiere November 27, will reportedly portray Kris as a “lazy and insensitive” villain.
As for Kris, 26, he made his first promotional appearance Thursday at a NYC press conference announcing his endorsement deal with Sector watches (he is reportedly getting paid $150,000).
During the press conference, Kris spoke briefly on his divorce heartbreak. “I’m happy to be here. As you all know, this has been a difficult time in my life, and I’m so grateful [for] my friends at Sector for their unwavering support,” he said.
There have been reports and speculation that Kris might have signed a confidentiality agreement before marrying Kim which would prohibit him from speaking negatively about her in the case of a divorce. This would explain why Kris’s dad and friends have been publicly speaking out on his behalf. Kim is rumored to have signed one as well, though unfortunately for Kris, she never signed anything preventing her from making him look like a douche on her reality show!
While Kris isn’t opening up, those close to him continue to do his bidding. The latest issue of OK! magazine reports Kim actually gave up on the marriage less than two weeks after they were wed! Other reports have claimed she talked to a divorce lawyer days before her wedding. “He really thought she just gave up too quickly and didn’t even try,” an insider says. “It came out of nowhere — he really didn’t see the divorce coming. He’s angry and also very sad.”
“It’s been painful. Kris said that he never thought in a million years she would file for divorce without giving it a chance,” the insider says. “He wanted to try. He thought in a few weeks things would be smoothed over.”
Kim, however, had different ideas and even asked Kris not to accompany her on a previously planned promotional trip to Australia. “All of a sudden, he woke up to a divorce — and then no one would return his calls,” recalls Kris’ friend. In fact, sources close to Kim admit this is true but state Kim was advised by her handlers to cut off communication with Kris. Wowzers.
However, the mag adds that Kris is not ready to give up on Kim yet. “Kris is a little bit in denial about the whole thing,” says one pal. “Kris really did love her and he still does.”
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST? DO YOU THINK THERE’S ANY HOME FOR THE KARDASHIANS TO FIX THEIR TARNISHED IMAGES? DO YOU BELIEVE KRIS IS A JERK?
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Following the comments by Nene Leakesthat she “plays both sides of the fence” and is a “hater,” Kandi Burruss is now firing back and defending herself. In the process, Kandi also takes some shots at Cynthia Bailey for being a phony friend to the Nene. You know, the type of friend that encourages you to buy a home you can’t afford so she can come vacation there!
“OK, I had to go back and fast forward this episode to Kim’s birthday to see where I was allegedly ‘hating’ and ‘playing both sides’ as NeNe says,” writes Kandi in her Bravo blog. “After re-watching it I have to ask, what the h*ll were y’all watching where you hear me hating on her or playing both sides?”
Kandi continues, “First off I don’t say anything about either one of them behind their backs that I won’t say to them in person, and I’ve never said anything about either one of them that wasn’t true… I did not say anything negative about Cynthia or NeNe. When Kim asked me about the trip I said it was cool and to end any more conversations about the trip I made the joke, “The one thing that I can say to y’all is that she’s rich now.” That was the on-going joke ever since NeNe and Sheree had that argument, so it wasn’t a big deal.”
Kandi adds: “I even said something to NeNe about the “I’m rich” comment when I was with her in Miami, so it’s not like I didn’t make a joke of it in front of her. I’ve never tried to make NeNe feel like I wasn’t cool with the other girls. So clearly she knew that I would continue to hang out with them when I got back.”
As for the “hater” allegations made by the Nene, Kandi, arguably the wealthiest and most modest of the Atlanta housewives, makes it clear she is far from a Nene hater.
“For anyone to suggest I’m hating on NeNe would mean that she had something I could be jealous about or felt the need to hate on. There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that NeNe has that I want or can’t buy if I wanted to. I have my own lane and I stay in it. She doesn’t do what I do. What I do for a living is not even in her job description. We are not in competition. There’s no way you can even compare us,” writes Kandi.
Kandi then explains why she advised Nene against purchasing the $9 million home in Miami, you know, assuming Nene could even afford a house worth 10% of that amount! “Being in the industry as long as I have has allowed me to see the mistakes of others who have made a lot of money but over extended themselves and not thought about the possibility that they may not continue to make that same money forever. I’ve seen people who were way more successful than me have their houses foreclosed and cars repossessed, because they acted as though the money would never stop,” Kandi blogs.
Kandi also makes some very valid points about not only Cynthia’s gullibility, but also her somewhat phony friendship with the Nene.
“Some people love to have friends who just stroke their egos and encourage them to buy the big houses and the most expensive cars, but when times get hard and you need help, they’re not going to pay for a damn thing,” says Kandi. “They’ll sit up and enjoy the ride with you, but when the money train stops, they’ll be on to the next. People need to stop using the term hater so loosely.”
Kandi finishes up her blog by scoffing at the Nene’s claims that she’s the most successful out of the RHOA cast members. She wrote: “I saw a comment where NeNe stated she was the most successful out of all of us. She couldn’t have been referring to me. Please, let’s not make it a pissing contest of who’s more successful, because we definitely don’t want to start listing credits. I don’t even want to do you like that. That would be petty anyway. I love commending other women when they’re making big things happen…”
TELL US – DO YOU THINK KANDI IS PLAYING BOTH SIDES? IS CYNTHIA A PHONY FRIEND TO NENE? DO YOU BELIEVE NENE CAN AFFORD A $9 MILLION HOME?