According to reports, a kitchen fire broke out on Tuesday at the Brownstone, before fire officials ultimately stopped the blaze at the establishment. A source reveals it took a total of two hours to get things under control.
Following the incident, Caroline, 49, posted the following on her twitter page – “Thanks for your concern everyone @thebrownstonenj fire is contained no injuries back to business!” Caroline’s son Chris Manzo also chimed in tweeting, “The Brownstone is fine thank u for asking, can’t leave that place for a second.”
Meanwhile, after rumors first came out last year that Bravo had given Caroline’s sons Chris, 22, and Albie Manzo, 25, their own spin-off show, the network announced last week the Manzo boys do indeed have a spin-off albeit a web-spinoff a la Simon van Kempen.
The seven-episode series, which premiered two weeks ago, was shot in Hoboken and will focus on the guys’ lives in their new waterfront bachelor pad. Each episode is roughly about five minutes long and can be seen on Bravotv.com immediately following the airing of the RHONJ.
And finally, just 4 weeks into the third season of the NJ Housewives, Bravo announced the series has been renewed for a fourth season. Not much of a shocker as the show has been receiving pretty darn good ratings. The RHONJ brought in the highest-rated season premiere in Housewives history with 2.87 million total viewers, and has averaged 2.64 million viewers in its first four episodes.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CHRIS & ALBIE’S WEB SPIN-OFF? SURPRISED BY NJ’S HIGH RATINGS? DO VIEWERS LOVE THE DRAMA?
Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evanshas left rehab after spending 30 days at the facility. She was photographed above yesterday in North Caroline reuniting with her 22-month-old son Jace.
The 19-year-old troubled MTV reality star checked into a treatment facility in Malibu back on May 7 while her mother Barbara Evans had custody of Jace.
“The rehab helped her out quite a bit with some of the issues she had going in,” Jenelle’s attorney, Dustin Sullivantold RadarOnline. “She was tested for drugs in rehab, and she has now had a sober 30 days which is wonderful.”
An insider revealed last month that Jenelle’s rehab stint was voluntary, adding that she was clean and was simply doing the “program to help her cope with all the stress in her life: her family situation, her legal issues, her general anxiety.” However a friend of Jenelle’s told OK! magazine that her past drugs of choice included pot and ecstasy.
This rehab stint was also probably to help Jenelle in her upcoming court cases. Her most recent arrest came on March 27 for her role in a videotaped brawl with Britany Truett.
Jenelle’s attorney adds that she is not “required to go to any AA meetings or anything else now that she is out” but she is “required to meet with her probation officer once a month and be drug tested.” MTV sure knows how to pick em.
We will start off with Gretchen Rossi, who is likely on the attack because Tamra once again accuses her of cheating on her dying fianceJeff Beitzel on the upcoming reunion. In a new interview, Gretchen calls Tamra a hypocrite for throwing a drink at Jeana, after calling the cops on her ex Simon Barney for throwing a dog leash at her.
“It’s very strange how the woman conducts her life,” Gretchen told E! News. “Tamra threw the letter in her face. Tamra threw the drink in her face but yet, two episodes earlier Tamra was crying to Jeana saying, ‘You want my kids to think it’s OK to throw something at somebody just because you’re mad at them?’ And I’m thinking to myself, ‘How hypocritical is that?'”
Oh but Gretchen had more to say. “You don’t go to a party armed with a cease-and-desist letter,” she continued. “To me, that’s overly dramatic. That’s looking for attention. That’s looking for camera time. And to throw it in somebody’s face when you’re an adult like that just shows your level of class and immaturity.”
Gretchen goes on to make it crystal clear that her and Tamra will not be BFFs anytime soon. “She’s negative energy for me in my life. I unfortunately, have realized that she’s a malicious person with evil intentions and it’s just not something that I want in my life,” added Gretchen.
Meanwhile, Jeana Keough also calls out Tamra for throwing a drink in her face, while also indirectly insulting New Jersey housewife Teresa Giudicewhen she accuses Tamra of wanting to be like Teresa.
“Tamra Barney is just trying to be another Teresa Giudice” Jeana told the Rumor Fix. “She’s just a sad person. I feel bad for the example she sets her children.”
Jeana goes on to make an interesting statement when she implies Bravo set up the dramatic showdown at Vicki’s party. “I was invited and paid to be there by Bravo but they wanted me to walk in a half hour after everyone else was already there and drinking, ‘to make a bold entrance.’ I tried to stay away from everybody but they dragged me into it anyway,” stated Jeana.
“The whole scene was a total set up. Tamra was holding on to that letter for three hours before she threw it at me. And the second she started walking toward me, everyone started moving out from behind me because they knew what was coming,” continued Jeana before going on to claim she doesn’t hold a grudge against Tamra.
“”She’s doing a great job with the kids and I hope she has a happy life,” added Jeana, who just three paragraphs ago stated Tamra was setting a bad example for her children.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON GRETCHEN AND JEANA’S COMMENTS AGAINST TAMRA? AGREE OR DISAGREE? IS TAMRA A HYPOCRITE?
Kim Kardashian is suing mad today following the release of the latest issue of In Touch Weekly magazine.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashiansstar graces the cover, released this morning, under the heading “Kim Caught Cheating!” On the cover alone, the mag claims the newly engaged Kim has been engaging (pun intended) in a 5-month affair with NFL player Bret Lockett behind the back of her NBA fiance Kris Humphries.
Even more surprising, the mag seems to have an exclusive interview with the alleged other man, Bret. Kim however strongly denies any affair and had her lawyer fire off a demand letter to In Touch, threatening to sue if they ran the cheating story. The letter put “In Touch” on notice stating the cheating allegations “are, at a minimum, damaging, defamatory, and an invasion of her privacy.”
Kim’s reps also tell TMZ that Kim has never even met or spoken with Bret and threatens to sue not only In Touch, but Bret as well.
As for the In Touch story, it claims Kim had a secret phone-only relationship with Bret, 24, a player for the New England Patriots, the same time she was dating Kris. Multiple sources tell the mag that Kim and Bret even planned to go on vacation together, and that she begged him for a “SEXY picture” during one of their flirtatious text exchanges.
Bret’s brother Colin Lockett spoke to the mag, saying the relationship began in Oct. 2010, when Kim’s friend – actress Lauren London– requested Bret’s phone number for her. “They chatted and then they started texting each other,” Colin reveals, with a friend adding that their relationship carried on even after Kim met Kris the next month.
The mag claims Kim aggressively pursued Bret via text, and allegedly sent him a nude photo of someone’s lady parts to entice him. Bret apparently ended the back-and-forth when he caught wind of Kim’s relationship with Kris. “[Kim] still wanted [Bret] to send nudie pics of himself, but he wouldn’t do it because of Kris,” the friend says. “He’s not that kind of guy.”
As for Bret, he is quoted as telling In Touch, “I knew this was a game to her, and this is what she does… She pursued me.” A bigger cover of the In Touch Weekly cover is below.
So if the In Touch story is to be believed, Kim was sexting Bret during the early stages of her relationship with Kris. Here’s to hoping this does not put a damper on Kim’s new engagement to Kris, you know, the one she worked so very hard for.
Photo credit – WENN.com.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS CHEATING STORY? DO YOU BELIEVE IT?
UPDATE – Things just got a little more real between Kim and Bret. Kim took to her blog today to deny all cheating allegations and even denied knowing Bret whom she referred to as a “loser.” Kim blogged, “I’ll be damned if anyone, especially some loser I’ve never even met, is going to try to come between Kris and me.” Kim has since deleted all references referring to Bret as a loser on her blog.
Bret however fired back through TMZ stating he has concrete proof. Bret claims he has phone records, text messages and very personal cell phone pics of Kim — and he’s willing to present the evidence in court if Kim decides to sue him. In Touch Weekly also stands by their story. So tell us: who do you believe?
Just days after they were photographed above together in Florence, Italy, both UsWeekly and Life and Style magazine are reporting Snooki, 22, and boyfriend Jionni LaValle, 23, have broken up.
Even more surprising, the couple had been together for eight months. An insider tells UsWeekly the break-up occurred during Jionni’s visit to Italy where Snooki and the rest of the Shore gang are currently filming the 4th season. “They broke up,” an insider reveals. “[He] came home early.”
Life & Style gives more details, stating the break-up occurred over the weekend. “Snooki and her boyfriend have split up,” a source states. “He went to visit her in Italy this past week. They fought a lot while he was there and have called it quits.”
The couple, who actually met during the 3rd season filming of the show, got into a public fight over an incident at a club. While they kissed and made up the next day, they shortly realized that they still had distance and trust issues between them, and ended things.
“He said it was hard for them to be apart, and that with the whole world knowing her past, he finds it very hard to trust her,” a second source close to Jionni reveals. “He said that as far as he was concerned, if she did anything wrong in Italy, it was over.” However, it doesn’t appear there was any wrongdoing on Snooki’s part.
MTV announced over the weekend that the 4th season of the Jersey Shore will premiere August 4. Season 5 is also set to begin filming soon.
MTV has announced the third season of Teen Mom will premiere July, 5 at 10/9c!
All four original teen moms – Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, Farrah Abraham, and Amber Portwood – return in what is being described as “their toughest year yet.” The press release adds, “the young parents face their biggest challenges yet. This season, the series goes deeper into the girls’ lives as they confront old wounds, struggle to further their education, face strained relationships and strive to give their children the best life possible.”
In the trailer below, we get to see more fighting between Amber and Gary plus Amber is scared when she discovers she might lose custody of Leah. Tyler and Catelynn wonder about their daughter and talk about moving in together, Maci struggles in school as with ex Ryan, and Farrah, who is having a tough time disciplining daughter Sophia, takes her to her deceased father’s grave.
And to ward off the backlash promote the new season, the MTV network rolled out a series of PSAs last month featuring the teen moms in which they talk about the importance of protection and preventing teen pregnancy. Those PSAs currently air on the MTV network.
After Bethenny left the show for good following last season, many, including us, wondered if the show could survive without her. Well, the NYC Housewives are now midway through their fourth season and the numbers don’t lie. Not only is the show doing well, in fact ratings have slightly increased sans Bethenny.
In the past two weeks, the show has received its highest ratings of the season, averaging over 2.28 million viewers per episode thanks to the boost from the Sex in the City Moroccan vacation! Nine episodes into this season, the RHONY is averaging 1.95 million viewers per episode, a 7% increase compared to the same point last season when the show averaged 1.82 million viewers through the first 9 episodes… with Bethenny on the show.
Not only that, the RHONY is also doing very well in ratings in comparison to Bethenny’s spin off show Bethenny Ever After which only averaged 1.45 million viewers for its latest season. The Bravo network is however happy with Bethenny’s ratings as her show was renewed for a third season.
So what does this all mean? Well it means we can expect more spinoffs for other popular housewives stars and more departures from other franchises. According to reports, Bravo is in talks to give Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Kim Zolciak andNene Leakes their own spin-off shows, with the strong possibility that at least one of them will be leaving the show for good.
This also proves that the Real Housewives series can indeed survive without their most popular stars aka the Teresa Giudices, Gretchen Rossis, Nene Leakes, Kyle Richards etc.
In other NYC news, to mark her recent wedding anniversary, Alex McCord posted photos of her 2000 wedding to hubby Simon van Kempen on her website Mccordvankempen.com. The couple tied the knot at Maxims de Paris on Madison Avenue. Those photos are below!
TELL US – SURPRISED THE RHONY IS DOING WELL IN RATINGS WITHOUT BETHENNY? A GOOD IDEA FOR BRAVO TO GIVE OTHER HOUSEWIVES THEIR OWN SPINOFF SHOWS?
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Following last week’s dramatic premiere, the latest episode of Basketball Wiveswas more on the mellow end, or more accurately the calm before the storm. This week, we discover Suzie has no back bone, Meeka is might be two-faced, Tami is NOT a fan of the hand or Meeka, Jennifer wants to get her groove back, Evelyn’s solution to every problem is to get laid (preferably to a younger bloke), and also Shaunie has no storyline this season!
The episode begins with Jennifer and Tami catching up at Jen’s place, as Jennifer takes a break from being Evelyn’s shadow. Though I’m a tad surprised to see her breaking bread with Evelyn’s enemy. Tami brings up the t-shirt and lawsuit drama, while Jen tries to stay neutral on the issue.
Circle outcasts Royce and Suzie meet up to gossip grab a bite. The topic of convo is Jen’s ex Eric and Royce reveals she still keeps in touch with him via the twitter and it shouldn’t be a problem for Jen. The topic then turns to Evelyn and Royce wastes no time in trashing her. “I can change my hair. I can change my clothes. But she can’t change the fact that she’s a ho.” Ouch! When it comes to Jennifer, Royce and Suzie agree that she is “cool” when she’s not stuck up Evelyn’s butt. Err the jury is still out on that one.
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