It was a family affair as cast members Teresa Giudice, Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita brought their families along. Also in attendance was Susan SaundersJill Zarin, and Alex and Simon from the NYC Housewives franchise. Missing in action were Dina Manzo and Danielle Staub. More photos from the party below.
Also making headlines and gracing this week’s cover of Life&Style magazine is Dina Manzo who apparently underwent a bubbies breast reduction.
Dina reveals she had her surgery on April 6 to correct a decade-old breast augmentation that she says gave her back pain and made her self-conscious. “I woke up from surgery and just knew I was super huge and needed to get the implants taken out,” she tells Life & Style of her 2000 surgery. “I went back within the first two weeks and got them reduced.”
Despite her first reduction, Dina reveals she was still unhappy with her breast size. “I was uncomfortable and felt like I was carrying a child around with me all the time,” she says. “Plus, you don’t realize it until you have big boobs, but they’re a pain when it comes to dressing.”
Dina says her new surgery has taken her from her previous 32DD size breasts to a more modest 32C cup. “Everyone says I look the way I should now,” boasts the NJ housewife. “I’m proportional!’
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Also rounding up the bottom two with Erin was Pamela Anderson, who was eliminated from the show last night. “This has been one of the best experiences of my life and that says a lot,” laughed Pamela after hearing the elimination news.
Pam also showed gratitude to her Australian partner Damian Whitewood. “Damian’s amazing. I just want to thank him. I never knew that I could dance or I don’t really know if I can dance yet, but he just helped me so much,” she said. “I just want to thank you very much for doing this and I’m sure he’s going to be around a really long time with you guys.”
Moving on from Pam’s elimination. The big DWTS headline today is the trashy and despicable comments made by Elisabeth Hasselbeckon Tuesday’s episode of The View. Host Elisabeth, 32, criticized Erin Andrews, who has faced two separate stalking incidents in the past year, for dressing too sexy on DWTS.
Now there’s no harm in criticising Erin for the way she dresses on the show, but the harm came when Elisabeth decided to make light of Erin’s stalking incidents, almost putting some blame on her despite the fact that she was a victim. “In light of what happened and as a legal [matter] — and as inexcusable as it was for that horrific guy to go in and try to peep on her in her hotel room,” Elisabeth said. “I mean, in some way if I’m him, I’m like, ‘Man! I just could’ve waited 12 weeks and seen this — a little bit less — without the prison time!’”
This ofcourse led to outrage from both viewers and the cast of DWTS. The following comments were posted by some of the cast mmbers:
Maksim – “I’m the one designing @ErinAndrewsESPN’s dresses for the show, so I’ll just assume that @ehasselbeck is jealous…and stupid 4 her comments.“
Evan Lysacek - “So disappointed that anyone would attack @ErinAndrewsESPN after all she’s been through.”
Niecy Nash – “Elizabeth Hassleback’s comments about @ErinAndrewsESPN. Insensitive, in poor taste and remedial and foolish.
Must say Niecy Nash’s comment is spot on. To make matters worse, yesterday was Erin’s 32nd birthday. Erin, who says she cried after hearing Elisabeth’s comments had the following to say: “I think people can have opinions about the show, but my biggest complaint is she’s a woman and a mother and it was a mockery of something I’ve lived through this last year. … I felt like it was a slap in the face for victims of stalkers and victims of sexual predators.”
Elisabeth appeared on The View Wednesday morning and issued a tearful apology to Erin, saying she had also called her to apologize.
I have so much to say about this but I think Erin and Niecy said it best. It’s one thing for Elisabeth to criticize Erin for her outfits on the show, but to make light of her being stalked and victimized is so cruel, unnecessary and out of line.
TELL US – DID ELISABETH GO TOO FAR WITH HER COMMENTS?
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Despite numerous attempts to stall and delay, Gretchen Rossiran out of options last week and had to fork over a check to her sleazebag exJay Photoglou.
According to RadarOnline, the Real Housewives of Orange County star finally handed over a check in the amount of $22,375.05 to Jay, after she lost a judgment to him and then skipped a court date for a debtor’s examination.
No word yet on whether or not Jay will actually see any of that money as Gretchen and her attorney alleged Jay owed the IRS over $30,000, which might explain why he has spent the last year and a half trying to capitalize on his past relationship with Gretchen.
Despite the fact that Gretchen made her payment, the drama didn’t end there, as Jay’s attorney Orlando Castano posted the following message on this twitter account:
“So today I made Gretchen Rossi fork over $22,375.05 to my client. She had 2 law firms & 12 attys filing motions and still got beat Twice I’ve kicked their arses.”
Gretchen’s boyfriend Slade Smiley saw this and of course decided to reply, posting the following:
“Your funny man. Do you really believe your own BS? You arent getting paid, Jay isnt getting paid. We chose to pay the state.”
“Shall we post the documents from ur brief where u tried 2 mislead the judge. Our docs where valid not urs. We decided the day.”
The new article by RadarOnline, however clearly shows a picture of Gretchen’s check, paid out to Jay’s attorney. I’m guessing once Jay’s attorney gets his share, the small remainder of the money will go to the state, that is if the story about Jay owing the IRS over $30,000 is true.
It seems NFL Player Hank Baskett is about to experience the consequences of turning a ho Playboy Playmate into a housewife.
Despite her new life as a wife and mom, it seems Kendra Wilkinson’s wild past is coming back to haunt her. According to OK Magazine, a sex tape of E! reality star with a man that is not her husband has surfaced. And Kendra, 24, is trying desperately to keep the tape from going public, by waging a legal battle.
OK boasts to have all the details of the sex tape scandal in their new issue, as well as legal documents involved in Kendra’s attempt to stop the sale of the sex tape.
The new cover of OK Magazine is below. You can click on the image to make it bigger.
TELL US – DO YOU FEEL SORRY FOR KENDRA AND HER NEW SEX TAPE SCANDAL?
The 2nd season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey premiered last night, and things are quickly taking a turn for the worse when it comes to controversial ‘housewife’ Danielle Staub vs. the other housewives on and off the show.
In her new blog on Bravo, Danielle has resorted to spilling all sorts of secrets about her fellow castmates include things that were confided to her by former close friend Jacqueline Laurita. There’s a good chance Bravo will end up deleting this blog by Danielle, so below are the lowpoints highlights of Danielle’s blog. Danielle dishes on the sex life of Jacqueline’s teenage daughter Ashley Holmes, accuses Dina Manzo of forging her ex-husband’s signature on a document, and also accuses Caroline of being close friends with a criminal.
“Teresa, Teresa, Teresa … Seriously? A Jewish anti-Semitic statement out of your darling little daughter’s mouth? Is this how you teach your children? I suggest you pay a little more attention to what’s going on in your home and less to what’s going on in mine. And when you talk about my vagina … could you do so a little bit less? It’s beginning to concern me how obsessed you are with my body, mainly my vagina. You’re like an insane asylum without medication. You have no filter, no vocabulary, and absolutely no room to be passing judgment upon others. I’d love to entertain your thoughts of me giving a crap what you say about me. But oh, gee … I don’t. Sometimes listening to your voice is like nails on a chalkboard. Just sayin’ my personal opinion. I would love to talk all day about everything that is going on in your life like bankruptcy fraud … yikes! Your husband drunk driving … double yikes! All those wonderful things when you claim you have nothing to hide. Maybe we’ll save just a little bit for episode two. And your husband is filling your trash cans with perfectly good toys that your children have finished playing with? It may be a good idea to, instead, clean them up and give them to underprivileged children. Just a suggestion – not that you are asking, but I am going to tell you anyway. If that is your way of giving back – you should consider why you think you are such a wonderful person.
Jacqueline – why are you talking to your daughter about birth control now? I think it would have been more important when she told you she was giving BJ’s at the age of 17. I never once heard you voice one concern about birth control at that point. “Just sayin’.” And as far as your husband telling me that he doesn’t want me around, you stated that very clearly in a national publication before your son was even born. You know, the son that I helped you to conceive by taking you to my infertility doctor of 17 years? When you told me to stay away, I stayed away. So, did your husband really expect me to bring a baby gift? Congratulations. You have a beautiful baby boy – and now your true colors are really starting to show. I really felt bad that Ashley got thrown out of Catholic school. I’m so happy to hear she finally did graduate. Was that by a GED or with her graduating class?
Shows me a lot about who you really are Caroline. You’ve shown me who you really are and it’s definitely not a matriarch. But when you decided Kim’s boyfriend Michael, who was completely wasted, was a source of value, instead of a man clearly in an “alcoholic” dazed stupor. Are you really that desperate to hear anyone talk about me? You did, after all research me by your own admission. It took you back 25 years to find anything bad about me, right? Will you stop at nothing? You yourself say your husband is never home because he works all the time. Sweetie, get a hobby. So, you threw a thousand dollar a plate dinner? Was that for the sheriff, or was that for your good friend, Bernie Kerik, who is serving a four year sentence? Is what he did more important then what I did 25 years ago? That glass house thing, so cliché – but very applicable here. I know a lot of women the same age as me. I’m proud I don’t know you as well as you think you know me. The only thing we share is age.
“I wish I could say I can see them being friends again, but I don’t think it’s going to happen,” says messengerAlex McCord, who explains that the falling out was much worse than what we’ve been seeing on the show. “Sometimes you find things out about people that you didn’t believe and glossed over,” shares Alex. “You get to a point where you just can’t do it anymore and it blows up in your face. There’s so much going on between Jill and Bethenny. You don’t see 80 percent of it on camera.”
Interesting point of view by Alex. Also joining in the Bethenny vs Jill conversation is Jill’s new underdog BFF Countess LuAnn: “I think there’s a certain sadness to the whole situation,” she said. “I don’t know if they’ll ever be BFFs again, but I think they will be cordial to each other.”
When asked about the criticism being thrown her way regarding her new song, ‘Money Can’t Buy You Class‘ (which I unfortunately found myself humming this morning as I tried to find something), LuAnn reveals she has a tough skin. “Darling, I’m a brave adventurous soul,” she says. “That’s why I’m doing a reality show…I just hope people kind of tip their hat to me for doing it.”
LuAnn also shares that her new boyfriend, French wine distributor Jacques Azoulay, is a fan of her ‘music.’ “He thinks it’s great,” LuAnn says. “He’s very proud of me for getting out there and flying by the seat of my pants.”
TELL US – DO YOU THINK JILL AND BETHENNY COULD EVER BE FRIENDS AGAIN?
There are six couples remaining on Dancing With The Stars and judging from last night’s show, any couple can be eliminated tonight as only 5 points seperates the first and last place couple.
The night began with Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, the duo earned a score of 27 (their highest yet) for their well praised quickstep dance. Also receiving a 27 score was Pussycat doll Nicole Scherzinger and partner Derek Hough for their pure Waltz.
The highest score of the night and the first perfect score of the season went to Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek, who received a 30 for his flawless Argentine Tango. A big improvement for Evan who only scored a 21 last week.
The six couples then split into two groups, Team Madonna and Team Gaga, to compete in a cha cha dance off. The scores from the dance off would end up shaking up the scoreboard. Team Madonna, consisting of Evan, Erin and Niecy, received a score of 24 for their dance to Madonna’s Holiday, while Team Gaga, consisting of Pamela, Nicole, and Chad, received a higher score of 27 for dancing to Lady Gaga’s hit ‘Telephone.‘
This week can also be considered a birthday week on DWTS as Cheryl Burke celebrated her birthday yesterday, receiving over 10 gifts from her partner Chad Ochocinco. And Erin Andrews is also celebrating her 32nd birthday today. According to Erin, her birthday wish is to remain on the show ofcourse.
TVGuide.com:How far behind Dan and Jordan were you?
Michael: I feel we were 10 minutes behind. I spoke to Daniel after. He had a horrendous cab ride as we did. He reacted a little differently to his cab ride. It felt like forever and watching it again, it felt like forever. I want to say 10 — 20 minutes tops. We finished [the Roadblock] right after them. … [The Roadbloack] was just looking for a needle in the haystack. At one point, I was taking everything out of the case and leaving them out, but I was told you couldn’t do that. You had to put them all back.
TVGuide.com: Why didn’t you do pork dumplings?
Louie: There were prior episodes from prior seasons where you had to order the food in that language, so I was worried about that. I think Mike and I brought that up. We decided not to risk it. … But looking at it now, it looked kind of easy. … [When we saw Dan and Jordan were still at the Roadblock,] we were very motivated. I was pumped to see them still there, still searching. I was like, “We can do this. We’ve got this.”
TVGuide.com: Why were you willing to work with them at the beginning of the leg?
Michael: When the brothers came back to get us, I was ecstatic. Louie had more of a feeling that he wanted to leave them and go on our own. We work better alone, but I wanted our competition with us. … It would’ve worked had we gotten a little bit more of a break. We’re not going to sit and whine about it afterward. It’s the game. Louie: My whole thing with Dan and Jordan being with us was that I drilled them with a million questions before searching the area [for the Garden Bridge], and one of them was, “Did you use the translation service?” Dan said, “Yes, I did.” But they didn’t have any answer of where it was or what it was. When we found, maybe an hour later, a taxi and asked for the translation phone, the [translator] was like, “Yes, it’s a bridge. You have to drive there by taxi.” … That’s when I got really mad.
TVGuide.com: Did you ever think about ditching them?
Louie: I was kind of excited in the cab ride when we were in front, and they got stuck at the light and we lost them. I thought they were going to get lost. I was kind of pumped at that point, but obviously that didn’t happen. It is what it is. I get a lot of phone calls: “Oh, the brothers really used you guys.” I said, “No, they played the game.” TVGuide.com: You U-Turned Joe and Heidi, and he’s still not over it, judging from the Elimination Station videos.
Michael: He needs to get over it. I’ll be honest with you. That was the only time on the show that the edit wasn’t 100 percent because I had to talk Louie into U-Turning them. I had my heart set on Joe and Heidi from the beginning. It was 50 percent business, 50 percent “I couldn’t stomach ‘em.” One of his [passport stamps] was China. I thought, “There’s a possibility we could go to China,” so do I want to bring somebody who speaks Mandarin to Asia? No way! Then there’s the whole thing on the bus — he was a negative factor. Other people didn’t like him. He was mean to Daniel and Jordan. He needs to get over it. Joe is hung up on Joe. Louie: Every single Elimination Station video, he’s out of control. People are posting, “Give it up. Let it go, Joe.” C’mon! He was negative all the time and he was like a Mr. Know-It-All. He’d make comments on the bus about everyone, and me and Mike are sitting right in front of him. Like, “Dude, we’re right here.”
TVGuide.com: What did you say to each other at the finish?
Michael: We talked about it a little bit. I said it’s part of the game. Jet and Cord said to me, at the final four, I think, “Mike, if a U-Turn comes up and we get there first, we’re U-Turning you.” I laughed. I said, “I think that’s a compliment.” If they or anyone else U-Turned us, I would say, “Great move.” It is what it is. We thought Carol and Brandy were a threat — not physically — but because they were world travelers. They were in decent shape, but everywhere we went, they were like, “Oh, I know somebody from Singapore, I know somebody from here who speaks French, who speaks Spanish.”
TELL US – WHO DO YOU THINK WILL WIN OUT OF THE 3 REMAINING TEAMS?