Just months after being forced to pay over $22,000 in attorney fees to her ex-boyfriend Jay Photoglou, RadarOnline is now reporting Orange County Superior Court Judge Gregory Munoz tentatively ruled on Wednesday that Jay be awarded fees and costs of $40,799.38 as a result of an anti-SLAPP motion he filed. The official ruling is expected to be finalized any day now.
This all stems from Jay’s lawsuit against Gretchen for libel, slander and five other counts. “We filed a motion for attorneys fees asking for $80,000 knowing, the truth is, the best we could do is probably get half that because we won half the motion,” Jay’s attorney Bryan J. Freedman told RadarOnline.
Gretchen, who filed a counter suit against Jay for defamation, suffered another legal blow two months ago when the same judge threw out a huge portion of her lawsuit against Jay, including claims of defamation, slander and portrayal in a false light.
Jay is also suing Gretchen for defamation. Jay’s case stems from Gretchen’s claims that she was never romantically involved with him though the countless number of photos leaked out by him show otherwise.
“But the good part is she’ll be writing a check for $40,000 or be held in contempt of court,” Jay’s attorney added.
In other OC news, it seems there’s yet another bankruptcy to report. According to Jezebel.com, Simon Barney, estranged husband of Tamra Barney, filed bankruptcy on December 2, 2010. While no additional details were reported, the site reveals it was chapter 13 bankruptcy. We will bring you more details as soon as we get our hands on it.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK GRETCHEN SHOULD HAVE TO PAY HER EX’S LEGAL FEES?
Is Camille Grammer taking a page fromJill Zarin’s book? You know, the one in which you tell your sob story to the public in hopes of receiving some sympathy from the millions of Bravo fans who hate your guts.
While the jury is still out on that, Camille, star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, is opening up about being dumped by her husband of 13 years for a much younger woman.
“We don’t speak on the phone,” said Camille, 42, to TV show Extra in a video interview. “Right now it’s through email and lawyers. I still love my husband, my soon-to-be-ex-husband. I respect him as a person. I don’t respect the way he had handled the affair and the divorce and the way things went down.”
Camille’s soon to be ex-husband Kelsey Grammer, 55, dumped her earlier this year to be with 29-year-old flight attendant/mistressKayte Walsh. And just weeks after Camille filed for divorce, Kelsey confirmed Kayte was pregnant for him, though she has since miscarried.
Things got even worse or better depending on who you ask as Kelsey then proposed to Kayte though he is still legally married to Camille. And now, according to Camille, Kelsey’s planning to wed Kayte as soon as possible.
“I got word that he’s getting married in January,” said Camille adding that she heard the news through attorneys. Ouch. Camille adds, “I respect him as a person, I don’t respect how he handled the affair and the divorce and how things went down.”
Camille also adds that her first holiday season without Kelsey has been rather lonely. “It’s not easy. The loneliness–Kelsey and I, this was our favorite holiday to spend together,” she said.
On the all new episode, appropriately titled ‘Payback’s a Bitch…Just Ask Your Husband,’ Lisa throws a charity event at her restaurant. Elsewhere, Taylor hosts a Roaring ’20s party, but anxiety levels rise when the bash brings the clashing Camille and Kyle together for the first time since their most recent fight aka the dinner from hell.
Meanwhile, at a charity event, Kyle gets a text from Camille stating that Mauricio’s services will no longer be needed. The new episode airs at 10/9c.
In other BH karma news, the pending divorce between Kelsey and Camille Grammer continues to get uglier by the day. First came news that Kelsey tried to hide his recent purchase of a $6.5 mil NYC apartment/love shack from Camille, and the latest today is a new RadarOnline story stating that Kelsey is now looking to block Camille, 42, from accessing some of his assets.
Radar reports that Kelsey, 55, who recently got engaged to 29-year-old Kayte Walsh despite still being legally married to Camille, filed documents in Los Angeles Superior Court that will block Camille from accessing his business and retirement accounts.
The move will reportedly block Camille from accessing Kelsey’s assets from the Screen Actors Guild, the Directors Guild of America, Equity League, AFTR Health & Retirement Funds, Producers Pension Plan, and Gramnet Inc — the couple’s production company.
As for Watch What Happens Live, it seems the show is on hiatus until the New Year. Airing tonight immediately following the BH Housewives will be the funny animated special – Shep & Tiffany Watch TV: The Best of 2010.
A preview clip of tonight’s Real Housewives of BH episode is below –
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON KELSEY’S MOVE & THE PREVIEW? PLUS TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE!
In the interviews, the professional gold-digger 32-year-old reality star discusses being in her second trimester (she’s pregnant by beau & NFL Player Kroy Biermann), touches on the engagement rumors she probably leaked herself, speaks on castmate Phaedra Parks and also touches on her upcoming book.
Excerpts from Kim’s interviews below –
Do your daughters get along well with Kroy? Are they excited he’s in the picture? They are crazy about Kroy. Half the time they go out to dinner and leave me at home, honey. He’s really fantastic with my girls. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner ever.
Have your fellow Housewives reached out? Well, Kandi knew a long time ago. I told Kandi right around the time I found out. Of course she’s great and excited for me. Sheree has known for a long time, too. She’s cute. She’ll send me text messages [like], “I hope you’re not overdoing it” and “Do you need anything?” I have not spoken to NeNe or Cynthia. Phaedra was really sweet when she found out about it in the press.
Recently there were rumors you were engaged. Do you have anything to share?
No, and I guess they had nothing else to talk about that day. It’s obvious that we’ve been intimate so why would I not want to go and show the world my ring? Do I think I have a future with Kroy? Without a shadow of a doubt. He’s just amazing. I shared baby news. I certainly would be sharing an engagement.
Apart from your music career, you have a book coming out. What’s it about? I was actually going to do a hair and makeup on a budget book … but I get asked so many times out in public, “Kim, how did you get Big Poppa?” Everybody seems to think that [landing Big Poppa] so revolved around money, and I am like, you know, I really need to let these people know … It will be the farthest thing from giving relationship advice but, technically, I do know at the end of the day what it takes to have a partner that equals you.
Back to the drama on the show: what did you make of Dwight and Phaedra making comments about your nursing qualifications? And what did you think of her pregnancy? I’ve never hung out with Dwight. I don’t even know him. He just needs to fix his nose and keep it moving. I don’t know why he feels the need to talk about me. As far as Phaedra, I really didn’t care about her pregnancy. I guess what bothers me is she just kind of insulted everybody’s intelligence … Getting into all the comments and things I’ve said about it, [it’s like], I want you guys to know I’m not stupid. I had to go through labor and delivery and clinicals when I was in school. And I had two children of my own. It was more or less that, not that I actually cared about the actual situation.
What do you think of Phaedra I actually really like her, believe it or not. She’s a fantastic mother. She’s actually really funny. She is cool. She’s real cool, actually. I haven’t spent a whole bunch of time with her … but she’s a very nice, sweet person.
In other Kim news, her ex lesbian lover DJ Tracy Young took to her twitter page to lash out at her after finding out Kim was running her name through the mud. Two of Tracy’s tweets about Kim below –
“Talk is cheap @kimzolciak U weren’t calling me a “famed obssesed coat tail rider” when u were riding my tail screaming my name…XO
If you want to know the truth listen to my song, “What’s Done Is Done” @kimzolciak http://bit.ly/ds84JB“
Allrighty then. And finally, the Real Housewives of Atlanta will be on hiatus this coming Sunday. The show will return on January 2. And according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, there are three episodes left this season. The finale episode will air Jan. 16, 2011 followed by two reunion shows and a lost footage episode.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON KIM’S INTERVIEW AND DJ TRACY’S TWEETS?
Is Amber Portwood already regretting her trailer trash belly tattoo of her baby daughter Leah? According to a new report by Popeater, that answer is yes!
Just weeks after it was reported the 20-year-old Teen Mom star got the tattoo to prove how much she loves her daughter, friends of Amber are now telling Popeater that she is having buyer’s remorse.
“Amber wanted to prove that she never wanted to lose custody of her daughter again, but had no idea how painful and sore she would be,” an insider reveals.
“In that moment it seemed like a great idea to get a tattoo and show the entire world how much she loved Leah, but now it doesn’t seem like such a great decision,” a friend of Amber’s adds. “When the pain goes away Amber will be left with a massive picture of a baby’s face on her stomach.”
In other news, RadarOnline is now reporting that Amber’s ex Gary Shirley went on a $24,000 spending spree! Gary, 24, reportedly splashed on a bachelor weekend in Vegas and on furniture for his bachelor pad. But get this, Radar adds that Gary did not spend any of that money on his daughter Leah.
“Little Leah hardly gets anything. Gary spends so much money on himself, but it’s rare that he’ll buy her anything,” said a source. So how exactly did Gary blow 24k? A bulleted list is below –
$6,000 on a boys-only bachelor weekend in Miami, where big spender Gary dropped $3200 at VIP nightclubs.
$5,000 on furniture
$4,000 down on a new Dodge Charger (while he has a suspended license)
$3,500 on an 82-inch 3D HDTV
$3,000 on a Mac desktop computer
$400 on a PlayStation 3
$600 on an iPad
Gary supposedly earned this money from various media opportunities and is refusing to save for a rainy day, not even for the sake of his daughter. “He’s not saving a dime!” adds the source.
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED BY EITHER OF THESE STORIES?
Months after it was first reported that Jersey Shore star Paul DelVecchio aka DJ Pauly D was getting his own spin-off show, MTV is now confirming the news.
Variety reports that the pilot for Pauly’s show has been shot by the same production company responsible for Jersey Shore.
“At the heart of ‘Jersey Shore’ is the unique and genuine cast, and Pauly D truly embodies both qualities,” MTV exec veep of programming and production head Chris Linn said. “We know viewers are curious about his life away from the shore, and we look forward to exploring new possibilities around that.”
The show will reportedly follow Pauly D as his star rises on the DJ circuit, and he releases his first single with Universal Republic Records from the Jersey Shore soundtrack.
RadarOnline adds that the show is tentatively titled Pauly’s World, and will feature Pauly’s life on the road with some of his closest buddies. “The boys that Pauly hangs with are ‘Big Mike’ his road manager, Jerry his bodyguard, and Ryan – a buddy he grew up with, who has a really good business sense,” a source close to the show told Radar.
Snooki is also reportedly working on her own spin-off show.
In other Jersey news, the web is abuzz over Jwoww’s new look at a recent promotional appearance. While promoting natural body supplement ‘Ab Cuts by Revolution’ for GNC, Jwoww debuted a new mature classier look. A far cry for her previous trashy looks. Photos of Jwoww from the event below along with some before photos!
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE JERSEY SHORE SPIN-OFFS? WILL YOU BE WATCHING? PLUS THOUGHTS ON JWOWW’S NEW LOOK?
Remember those funny animated parodies of Bravolebrities, mostly housewives, that you have been seeing over the past year? Well good news! As Bravo is now teaming up with the creator Shepard Boucher to bring us a animated special Shep & Tiffany Watch TV: The Best of 2010 this Thursday at 11/10c.
The special will revisit major pop culture moments of 2010 with a humorous and snarky perspective based on animated web shorts from Shepard.
A year and a half after quitting her job as the Governor of Alaska for reasons we’re still uncertain of (her rambling speech didn’t quite make it clear), Sarah Palincontinues to ride high.
An ABC news report estimates Sarah has earned over $12 million dollar since quitting her gubernatorial position last year. $7 million of that amount came from her book deal with $2 million coming from TLC. Sarah reportedly received $250,000 per episode for each of the eight episodes of her TLC reality show – Sarah Palin’s Alaska. No wonder she agreed to go on the camping trip from hell with Kate Gosselin. Sarah also earns $100,000 per speaking engagement.
According to a new Popeater report, Sarah’s show was a major success for TLC and the network is now trying to sign her for a second season. Her show debuted to over 4.96 million viewers and the episode with Kate Gosselin brought in over 3 million viewers. Kate Plus 8 on the other hand is only bringing in 1.3 million viewers per episode this season.
“For sure the network is doing everything it possibly can to convince Sarah to do another season, but at the end of the day it looks like it will all come down to money,” a TLC insider tells Rob Shuter of Popeater.
“Sarah knows to strike when the iron is hot and started talking about season two right after the show debuted to huge numbers,” a friend of Sarah reveals. “She knows that celebrities get millions of dollar for each episode of their shows and thinks she’s worth it too. Jennifer Aniston took home millions from ‘Friends’ and in Sarah’s eyes, she’s no different.”
A TV expert adds that if Sarah plays her cards right, it would not be impossible for her to get $1 million an episode for a second season, though we at Reality Tea highly doubt that.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON SARAH POSSIBLY GETTING $1 MIL PER EPISODE? DO YOU WATCH SARAH PALIN’S ALASKA?