Whispers of a split first began weeks ago after Lisa was spotted out and about at multiple events without her wedding ring or her husband.
Over the weekend, Lisa took to her twitter page to confirm the split after Ed changed his relationship status on his facebook page from married to separated. Lisa however denies the separation stemmed from money issues as was being reported by some media outlets.
“Sadly.We r separated but wld NEVER b over money. That is so far frm the truth. Wish ppl cld respect ppl’s privacy during times like these,” tweeted Lisa on Saturday.
Lisa, who is now going by her maiden name Lisa Wu, follows in the footsteps of DeShawn Snow, who also filed for divorce from her husband Eric Snow (he left her for his pregnant mistress) shortly after being fired from the RHOA by Bravo. Oddly enough, reports claimed Lisa was fired by the network because she refused to amp up her marital problems with Ed.
Lisa and Ed got married back in 2005 and have a 3-year-old son together, Ed. Jr. Lisa however has two older sons with ex-husband, R&B singerKeith Sweat.
TELL US – YOU SURPRISED BY THIS SPLIT? DO YOU BELIEVE THERE IS A HOUSEWIVES CURSE?
In an all new interview with TV Guide, Chris talks Vienna and her unsuccessful attempt to stage a walkout on the show, while also discussing Kasey’s control of the game, plus Gia and Ames’exits. Excerpts from Chris’ interview below –
Were you taken aback by Vienna claiming that the show was “cheating?” Harrison: You can play the victim all you want … but if you’re going to start accusing the show I’m not going to stand for it. Who’s keeping you here? .That’s why when she said that, I said, “If you don’t like it, then leave.” Literally, she was trying to have this coup d’etat and stage a walkout. … it’s not the last temper tantrum that a houseguest will have this season.
Are you surprised she still refuses to speak to Jake? Harrison: I’m surprised overall that she just won’t let it go and she just won’t bury the hatchet. In her defense, I think she’s acting out of emotion, and I don’t think she’s taking under consideration the public perception of her. She has to realize she’s on a show and even if you don’t want this closure with Jake, when he comes up to you five times and you diss him like that, it’s going to be perceived pretty badly.
What about Kasey’s game moves this week? Harrison: It’s impressive how he’s the Godfather of the house right now. It’s funny how Vienna thinks she’s really a part of it too, but she’s really not. She doesn’t realize how much Kasey is really the one in control of this game, at least up until this point. He’s played it beautifully, I have to say.
Did you expect Gia to leave the show? Harrison: That got out of hand so quickly and I have no idea how she went from zero to I’m leaving. She got caught … trying to strategize and break up Kasey and Vienna, and then when Graham and Kasey played the game better than her, she got pissed, upset, her feelings got hurt and she left. I think it was more, “I’m about to be voted out so instead of losing, I quit.”
How incredible was Ames’ exit? Harrison: That was one of the greatest moves I’ve seen in Bachelor history. Ames showed that, “I don’t need this, it’s not going to change my life that much, but leaving here with my dignity and with my love is more important.” It was a storybook moment only Ames [could do], it was a beautiful moment and funny to see the cast applauding.
And tonight on ABC, a new episode of the Bachelor Pad airs. On the new episode, the guys and gals face a synchronized-swimming challenge, Jake finds (and Kasey and Vienna lose) allies. Meanwhile, Melissa gets mad at Blake, and the formerly affianced Michael and Holly share what might be a defining moment in their relationship. It airs at 8/7c.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CHRIS’ INTERVIEW? DO YOU THINK VIENNA’S PLAYING THE VICTIM? DO YOU THINK JAKE’S A GOOD GUY?
While the official photos won’t be out until Tuesday or Wednesday (PEOPLE magazine got the exclusive rights to those images), E! was able to post some screen shots from their footage as they got the rights to the video.
In more images below, you can see Kimmie prepping for her big day as well as photos of her sisters/co-maid of honors Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian.
Meanwhile, new reports out today are now estimating Kimmie made over $17 million from her made for TV wedding! According to the NY Post, below is how Kimmie raked in the dough –
Payments received –
* $15 million plus profit for four-hour, two-part wedding special on E!
* $2.5 million for exclusive photos with People magazine
* $300,000 for exclusive engagement announcement with People
* $100,000 for exclusive rights to bridal shower with Britain’s OK! mag
* $50,000 to have bachelorette party at Tao in Las Vegas
Hmm, highly doubt the E! network shelled out $15 million for the wedding footage but what do I know? Kim also reportedly received a lot of freebies for her big day including her free Vera Wang wedding gowns (yes plural as she wore three ivory Vera Wang gowns throughout the night) plus a “deeply discounted” rate for her $3 million Lorraine Schwartz wedding bling.
Kim and Kris will reportedly head to NYC soon and are not expected to go on a honeymoon right away due to their busy schedules. Below, more pics from Kim’s wedding courtesy of E!.
TELL US – DID KIMMIE MAKE A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE?
UPDATE – Below is a video from Kim’s wedding released by E! –
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While Matt appeared to be the voice of reason on the most recent episode of the show, it turns out he was actually arrested weeks ago and charged with arson, insurance fraud and money laundering.
Matt, 39, wasn’t arrested until early June of this year, though the alleged arson actually took place on March 12, 2011. Matt’s wife, Jodi Sue Holmes, 36, who also appeared on the RHONJ, was later arrested on a charge of money laundering as well.
According to court records, after a fire destroyed the couple’s Texas two-story house that was undergoing remodel work, Matt told the Police that he had been at the house dropping off supplies for contractors 30 to 45 minutes before firefighters were called to put out the fire.
However, a few months later, “a credible witness” came forward and stated Matt started the fire in three rooms of the house using kerosene and gasoline, according to investigator Ken Dabbs, who already believed the fire to be intentionally set after finding no electrical shorts or other reasonable cause.
Dabbs reveals Matt and his wife received $429,000 in insurance money. The police complaint alleges that Jodi knew about the arson and used the proceeds to make purchases, which included plastic surgery and a $40,000 diamond ring.
Cops reveal that to their knowledge, the couple has never been involved in anything like the suspected arson and neither has ever been arrested. The charges however appear to be pretty serious as the FBI is also involved with the investigation. John was released on $225,000 bond while his wife Jodie was released on $75,000 bond.
As for Ashley, she made the following tweet late yesterday, “FYI- my parents have NOT been indicted..this whole thing was started by a disgruntled employee..they are INNOCENT &that’s all i have to say.”
In lighter news, housewife Melissa Gorga recently took some sexy bikini shots for Life & Style magazine! The 32-year-old mama of three opened up about her diet and staying fit.
“There is no dieting going on in the Gorga household! I can’t diet! I stay active so I can eat what I want,” Melissa tellsLife & Style. However, she adds, “I’m not a huge meat-and-potatoes girl. I tend to go for lighter meals, because that’s what I enjoy.” Melissa reveals that after her third C-section, in December 2010, she began meeting with her trainer three times a week for hourlong weight workouts to maintain a sculpted and toned figure. A bikini photo of Melissa is below!
And finally, a new episode of the Real Housewives of New Jersey airs tonight on Bravo. On the 14th episode this season titled “Belly Up and Up,” verbal warfare and an agonizing decision lowlight Jacqueline’s relationship with her daughter. Meanwhile, Teresa’s financial woes escalate. And the wives trek to Kathy’s food-tasting bash, featuring surprise guests and unsavory behavior from Teresa and Melissa.
A preview clip is below!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE ALLEGATIONS REGARDING ASHLEY’S DAD & STEPMOM? PLUS THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?
After many many years of going through numerous professional atheletes, Kimmie is now off the market! A rep for the E! reality star confirms to PEOPLE that she tied the knot with NBA player Kris Humphries, 26, on Saturday evening.
The couple, who became engaged in May after six months of dating, wed at a private estate in Montecito, California, in front of 440 guests. The celebrity guests includedDemi Lovato, Babyface, Vera Wang, Mario Lopez, Mark Ballas, Eva Longoria, Alan Thicke, Sugar Ray Leonard, Kathy Lee Gifford, Brody Jenner and Avril Lavigne, Larsa Pippen, and Lindsay Lohan.
Kimmie’s stepfatherBruce Jenner walked her down the aisle, while she donned an ivory custom-designed Vera Wang gown with full tulle skirt, basque waist and hand-pieced Chantilly lace appliqué on the bodice and train. She wore Guiseppe Zanotti shoes.
Kim, 30, was joined by sisters Kourtney Kardashian, 32, and Khloe Kardashian, 27, who served as her co-maids of honor. Her younger sisters Kendall Jenner, 15, and Kylie Jenner, 14, alongside Kris’ sister, Kaela Humphries, were bridesmaids. The ring bearer was none other than Kourtney’s 21-month-old son, Mason Disick.
The made for TV wedding will be featured on the cover of PEOPLE magazine this coming week. Kimmie reportedly received an estimated $500,000 or $1 million (depending on who you ask) for her wedding pics. The E! network was also on hand to tape the nuptials for their upcoming two-part special: Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event, which will air Oct. 9 and 10.
E! plans to air footage from the wedding on Sunday (tomorrow) at 6 p.m. ET/PT. We will of course bring you Kimmie’s wedding photos once they become available.
In the meantime, below are photos of Kim taken earlier today as she left her hotel to go to her wedding venue with sister, Kourtney.
Photos credit: WENN, SPLASH.
TELL US – HAPPY FOR KIMMIE ON HER BIG DAY? HOW MANY MONTHS YEARS DO YOU GIVE THIS MARRIAGE?
Taylor, 40, was pictured above Friday as she attended Russell’s memorial service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in L.A. Taylor tried not to be photographed as she hid under a shawl, sunglasses and a fur blanket.
A source who was present told Us Weekly that Taylor “was clearly distraught.” An onlooker added, “The people traveling with her were comforting her and wanted to get her inside the building as quickly as possible.” Taylor reportedly spent almost two hours inside the chapel, before quietly exiting from a side door into a black SUV.
Meanwhile, there seems to be trouble brewing between Taylor and Russell’s family. Despite the fact that Taylor recently filed for divorce, she was still legally married to Russell at the time of his death and therefore has authority over his funeral arrangements.
Russell’s attorney Ronald Richards tells RadarOnline that Russell’s parents and sister have been left in the dark about his funeral plans. “I am deeply disgusted that Taylor would use her family law attorney to create cover, by lying to me over a period of days, on her behalf in writing that she would share the funeral location and time with my client’s mother, father, sister and other family members,” said Ronald.
“Instead, no one has contacted them and it is apparent now that Taylor is using this death to further injure the Armstrongs. As if filing for divorce was not enough, this act of cutting out his mom, dad, and sister is frankly, despicable… Laws need to be changed that a spouse who files for divorce should be removed at the time of filing from control over someone’s remains to prevent the grotesque second tragedy that is occurring here,” Ronald added.
After RadarOnline posted that story, Taylor’s family law attorney, Troy Christiansen, denied Ronald’s claims to TMZ, stating Taylor is “outraged” at his statements.
While Troy admits there was a conflict over whether Russell’s body would stay in L.A. or be taken to Texas, he adds that it’s all been resolved and everyone is in agreement. Troy states that both Taylor and Russell’s family are all in agreement over the arrangements including Russell’s wish to be cremated in the case of his death.
After TMZ posted their story, Ronald told RadarOnline: “They [Taylor’s reps] have now provided one relative in the family the information [about the funeral plans]. They still have not called the mother, father, or sister. An hour and a half after after this story ran, they provided the information.”
And as expected, this all has to do with her ongoing bankruptcy legal drama. See back in 2009, Teresa and hubby Joe Giudice filed bankruptcy to the tune of over $11 million in debt. However, almost a year later, their bankruptcy trustees alleged that Teresa knowingly withheld assets, including a $250,000 advance for her best-seller Skinny Italian and a business bank account.
An offense lawyers reveal could easily land her in prison for six months to a year. In fact, in unusual Teresa fashion, she actually spoke to the mag about the bankruptcy case. “I wish I could make this all go away,” admitted a clearly shaken Teresa, who insists any omissions were accidental, “but all I can do is take this one day at a time.”
Legal experts however add that Teresa, 39, is living on borrowed time. She and Joe were originally due to appear in court to face allegations of bankruptcy fraud on July 14, but the proceedings have now been postponed, giving her extra time before she faces the possibility of being torn from her daughters.
And unfortunately for Teresa, an attorney say it’s her own fault, even if she didn’t intend to commit a crime. “Teresa had her book contract a week before bankruptcy papers were filed but waited until a month after to sign it.” notes New Jersey lawyer Eric Lubin, who isn’t involved with the case.
“It seems as though she was avoiding signing the contract so that the money would come to her after the bankruptcy petition was filed. How could anyone forget that they have $250,000 coming to them?” In bankruptcy, everything a debtor owns before filing goes toward paying off debts. Anything earned after filing, the debtor can keep.
Meanwhile, bankruptcy trustees have also raised questions about $100,000 in deposits associated with Teresa’s online boutique, TGFabulicious.com. Because of that, Teresa “could be looking at life-altering consequences here,” cautions James Leonard, another New Jersey lawyer.
As for Teresa, she continues to keep her head up high while the legal drama looms on. “I’ve worked hard to brand myself,” she tells Life & Style. “I have no fears… Hopefully everything is going to be good,” adds Teresa.
Photo credit: WENN
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS REPORT? DO YOU THINK TERESA KNOWINGLY WITHHELD ASSETS OR WAS IT AN INNOCENT MISTAKE?