In not so surprising news, TMZ is reporting the Kardashian sisters and their mother Kris Jenner are being sued for a whopping $75 million for reneging on their prepaid debit card deal.
If you recall, the sisters – Kim, Khloe and Kourtney – pulled out of the prepaid Mastercard deal citing they had no idea the card was loaded with hidden, possibly illegal fees after the Attorney General of Connecticut opened an investigation into the card.
Well it seems things don’t quite work that way in the business world as the Revenue Resource Group, LLC filed a lawsuit in Fresno, CA claiming the Keeping Up With The Kardashian stars breached their contract when they pulled out of a deal to be the faces of the controversial prepaid card.
According to RRG, the sisters signed a two-year deal that they should have honored, and ever since they backed out, the company has been hit with a ton of bad publicity.
RRG is claiming the sisters cost them over $75 million in damages. Ai yai yai. The Kardashians have yet to comment on the lawsuit.
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On the 11th episode of the season, we learned that Camille has a fondness for prancing around in her bikinis, flirting with married men, and occasionally kissing them on the lips. Oh wait? What? We already knew that? Allrighty, moving right along then.
The episode begins with a gardening scene involving Lisa, hubby Ken and his twin Giggy. But we quickly discover this scene isn’t about Lisa’s garden but about permanent houseguest Cedric. Ken feels Cedric should move out, or at least help out more around the house. Lisa isn’t fully on the same page as she has some maternal feelings towards Cedric. As the husband and wife end their conversation, Ken tries to grab Lisa and she quickly tells him to cut it out. Ken should know by now that sexy times with Lisa are only reserved for birthdays and religious holidays.
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Two days after her costar Ramona Singer re-tweeted a video of her teenage daughter rolling up a joint and using the n-word (the video has since been removed from youtube), the NYDailyNews is reporting that Countess LuAnn de Lesseps is “livid.”
According to the site, Luann, star of the Real Housewives of New York City, was in Atlantic City filming a music video for one of her new songs when she started receiving a barrage of phone calls alerting her that the video of her daughter Victoria de Lesseps, 16, existed and that Ramona had re-tweeted. Apparently Luann had zero knowledge of such a video.
Bravo was reportedly on location with LuAnn, who invited her costars Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon to appear in the video with her, and wanted to film her reaction to the news. Side note – Rob Shuter of Popeater tweeted yesterday that Luann invited all her costars to appear in the video with her but only Jill and Kelly accepted.
A source, who was involved in the production of the music video, states that a “big ruckus” erupted when phone calls began coming in to the set about the video. The insider overheard Bravo producers debating on how to inform Luann of its existence and of Ramona’s involvement.
Bravo producers wanted Luann to find out about the video on camera, and then discuss the matter with Jill. Luann however refused to make her daughter’s video part of the show’s story line, and insisted the cameras stop rolling. She and Jill then retreated to a hotel room to discuss the matter in private.
As for Ramona, she told the NYDailyNews yesterday that she “sincerely regrets re-tweeting” the video and that she has reached out to Luann and Victoria to apologize. Ramona added that she “loves LuAnn” and “regardless of our catfights on the show, our children are off-limits.”
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The 31-year-old Holly’s World star is refreshingly surprisingly honest about her feelings on the engagement between Hugh, 84, and Crystal Harris, 24, making it clear she wasn’t exactly thrilled to hear the news.
“I’m very surprised,” Holly told E!. “I have a lot of different feelings on it. I don’t just feel one way. I kind of didn’t want to put a generic statement out there like ‘Congratulations!’ because I felt everyone would see through that.”
If you recall, Holly ended her 7 year romance with Hugh back in October 2008 after he refused to commit to marrying her or having children with her. The E! article states Hef found out he was unable to have more kids because of a low sperm count though Hef has never publicly stated or admitted this.
We will also get to see more of Holly’s feelings about Hugh and Crystal’s engagement as she recently paid them a visit at the Playboy mansion while the cameras rolled of course, capturing it all for her E! reality show.
“I’d describe it as awkward,” she told UsWeekly Wednesday about the face to face meeting. “I just wanted to get my feelings out about the engagement and I wanted to talk to him first. It’s definitely awkward to feel like you’re confronting someone I’m glad I did it. I wanted to be fair and tell him first.”
The new season of Holly’s World premieres on E! Jan. 23. And finally, just for kicks – below are some before plastic surgery photos of both Crystal and Holly.
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The same day TMZ reported Camille’s actions to quit the hit show might simply be a tactic to force Bravo to give her a good edit on the upcoming reunion show, she gave two new interviews to both PEOPLE magazine and the Ellen DeGeneres Show. In her PEOPLE interview, Camille opens up about the backlash she has received since doing the show.
“It’s like a runaway train that’s out of control,” Camille, 42, says of the negative feedback. “I’m going through this divorce in my private life, and this on top of everything else has been really hurtful. I don’t know where it’s coming from.”
And when it comes to the 4 nannies for her two kids controversy, Camille claims it was all estranged husband Kelsey Grammer’s idea. “Even the nanny controversy, I have to laugh about it, because that was Kelsey’s decision to hire the four nannies. And I’m taking all this heat for it,” says Camille. “It’s almost as if, on the show, he had nothing to do with our life together. We were married! We made these decisions together.”
And in her interview with Ellen DeGeneres, scheduled to air today, Camille, who was shown kissing her married friend Nick Stabile on the lips on Thursday’s episode of the BH Housewives, reveals how she discovered Kelsey was cheating on her. And no, it wasn’t through her medium BFF pal Allison DuBois.
“A mutual friend called me and said, ‘I don’t like what he’s doing to you and I don’t like the timing because you’re still in the middle of shooting a reality show.’ And then I called him that night and texted him. No answer from him,” Camille recalls. “I waited for three hours and then he called me and said, ‘I don’t want to be married anymore.'” She adds that she and Kelsey no longer speak, but communicate through text and email.
When it comes to her costar Kyle Richards, who she has repeatedly butted heads with all season, Camille reveals she and Kyle are friends, and get this, she even “loves” Kyle.
“I love Kyle, we do get along,” Camille insists. “We are friends, believe it or not. But at times, you know, our personalities just clash. So there’s one day we love each other and we’re laughing and going to dinner, and then two days after, we’re fighting about something ridiculous.” Let’s hope Kyle got the friendship memo.
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UPDATE – In the interview with Ellen, Camille adds that her only reason to do a 2nd season would be to redeem her image.”Right now, as everybody knows, I’m going through a divorce,” she says. “If I would do [another season], it would be to try to change my image – to try to change it around and have people see the other side of me that you don’t see on TV.”
Though the Register adds that there’s a good chance the auction will not take place at all as Jim managed to find a technical loophole file bankruptcy for his company Global Marine Inc. a few weeks ago. The company just manages to hold the title to his house.
The 6,400-square foot, 6-bedroom house is currently listed for sale at $3,395,000, a far cry from the $4.56 million they paid in August 2007. The debt on the home is reportedly $4.7 million. You can see pictures of the home here. The Bellinos defaulted on the home loan twice last year, though they now claim they are still negotiating with the bank.
In other OC news, two weeks after a tentative ruling, an OC judge has officially ruled thatGretchen Rossi should pay her ex Jay Photoglou $40,799 in legal fees. This is in addition to the $22,000 she was also forced to pay him last May.
Gretchen had tried to sue Jay for defamation but is now just suing for assault, battery, stalking and other alleged offenses. Jay had asked for $85,000 in attorney fees, but the judge only awarded him half because a good portion of the lawsuit against him is still ongoing.
Jay’s attorney is however calling this new ruling a win. “We just keep getting victories, and we look to get more of them if she makes the decision to keep going with this case,” his attorney, Bryan J. Freedmantold E! News. “We’re pleased,” he continued. “They tried to challenge the amount, they were unsuccessful, and the judge made the right ruling. And I have no doubt she’ll appeal it, and we look forward to her losing that also and paying more attorney’s fees for yet another poor decision.”
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On the 11th episode of this season titled ‘How to Behave,’ Camille sets out to mend her seriously shattered relationship with Kyle by inviting Kyle to a potentially cringe-worthy tennis-and-swimming get-together. Also, Kyle hosts a birthday party for Mauricio, but Taylor’s marital issues rise to the surface.
The episode airs tonight at 10/9c on Bravo. Also it seems there will only be 13 episodes of the BH Housewives this season as the season finale is scheduled to air Jan. 20. Part 1 of the reunion show, which was filmed on Tuesday, will likely air Jan. 27.
Watch What Happens Live – The show also returns tonight with its 4th season premiere and the guest will be none other than Bethenny Frankel!
And finally, the news of Camille Grammer quitting the Real Housewives of BH continues to make headlines. In fact, moments after TMZ confirmed the story yesterday, Camille became a trending topic on twitter. The official word from Camille yesterday was a statement released by her rep to PEOPLE magazine. “She has not made any decision yet about whether she’s returning to the show or not, said the rep. “She taped a very explosive reunion episode yesterday, where people are going to see a different side of her than they’ve seen before.”
Well folks, the latest today is a new TMZ report stating that Camille’s lawyer has gotten Bravo to let her out of her contract. Just as we suspected yesterday, TMZ is confirming that the reason Camille hired a lawyer is to help her get out of her contract with Bravo. See Bravo had the right to either pick up Camille’s contract for season 2 or cut her, but the contract did not allow Camille to walk away. Hence the reason Camille hired famed attorney Larry Stein to help her out.
According to TMZ, Stein made the argument that Bravo “misrepresented to Camille the way she would be portrayed and therefore she was fraudulently induced into signing on.”
Either way, Bravo has now allowed Camille out of her contract. Sources tell TMZ that Camille’s intention is to leave the show, but she won’t formally exercise that option until the reunion show airs later this month.
The best part of the story? The TMZ article goes on to imply that this might just be a negotiating ploy by Camille. To get more money from Bravo you ask? No, of course not. She already has $50 million. So is it to force Bravo to give her better inaccurate editing? Ding ding ding! The TMZ article adds, “The subtext — if Bravo has any hope of keeping Camille they better be nice in the editing bay.” Wowzers, you know what they say – once a vile woman, always a vile woman. Let’s hope Bravo doesn’t give in to Camille’s blackmail editing wishes.
Makes you wonder if the story about Camille threatening to release some embarrassing sex tapes of she and Kelsey if he doesn’t cough up a large amount of money for her in their divorce is true after all.
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UPDATE – A preview clip of tonight’s episode has been added. Camille can be seen kissing the married Nick Stabile on the lips as his wife looks on. Enjoy.
Tonight marks the return of MTV’s biggest hit in over a decade aka Jersey Shoreseason 3. So what can we expect? Well MTV seems to be adhering to the formula that has proven to be a success meaning we can expect more drinking, fighting, sex, and fist-pumping.
In fact, MTV has released the first 10 minutes of tonight’s episode (it’s posted below) and in the clip, we get to see Snookiand her pal/new roommate Deena Nicole Cortese as they arrive to the shore house. And within 5 hours of moving in, Deena gets drunk, naked, tries to get into bed with The Situation, who rejects her because he doesn’t want to get “situated” on day one , and calls Sammi a “c*nt.”
It doesn’t end there as Deena brings up Ronnie’s name leading to an all out confrontation between Deena, Ronnie and Sammi. Once again, this all happens within the first 5 hours of Deena moving into the house. Should be a great season!
The show premieres tonight at 10/9c on MTV.
In other Shore news, it seems there is some new drama brewing for on-again off-again dysfunctional couple Sammi Giancola and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro. The two, who are currently on-again by the way, might soon be breaking up as the latest issue of Life & Style magazine reports that Ronnie hooked up with a female partygoer during a wild night at NYC club Greenhouse on Jan. 3.
“Ronnie and the girl were hugging and kissing,” an eyewitness tellsLife & Style with Ronnie even proceeding “to give her a lap dance.”
Here’s to hoping this will mark the final break-up for Ronnie and Sammi. Oh, who are we kidding? The new cheating scandal will probably bring these two crazy kids closer together! The preview clip is below –
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