Happy New Years to you all! Some of our favorite Bravo housewives made sure to ring 2010 in style by hosting New Year parties! New Jersey housewife Danielle Staub hosted a party at the China Club in New York City. NYC housewife Kelly Bensimon also hosted a party of hers at Guastavino’s in NYC as well. You can see more photos of the duo below.
In other news, some of the housewives recently got together to do a photoshoot for PEOPLE magazine. No word yet on when they will be appearing in the mag. A behind the scenes photo is below –
From L to R: Nene Leakes, Caroline Manzo, Gretchen Rossi & Kelly Bensimon
Is Tamra Barney a grandma? There are rumors floating around that the self professed “hottest housewife” on the block might have become a grandmother. Allegedly Tamra’s son,Ryan Vieth posted some information on his facebook about his one month old daughter named Dakota Vieth. Perhaps someone with access to Ryan’s page can confirm this for us.
Gretchen Rossi also recently took to her facebook fanpage to post a photo of her shooting a commercial for TurboTax, not sure what the correlation is between Gretchen & taxes but a behind the scenes photo is below.
Could the he said-she said saga involving Hailey Glassman and Jon Gosselin be coming to an end? That answer is yes according to RadarOnline, who is reporting a sit down is in the works for the two idiots to sit with their attorneys and work out their issues.
Those issues include Jon accusing Hailey of ransacking and robbing their NYC apartment, and Hailey accusing Jon of physically attacking her by pushing her against a wall.
After days of attacking each other in the media, it seems both parties are ready to call a truce. Hailey’s attorney Stephanie Ovadia told Radar exclusively: “Hailey, Jon myself and Mr. Heller (Jon’s attorney, Mark Heller) have decided to privately sit down at the table and discuss the matter. We are going to discuss a resolution.”
Jon’s attorney confirmed to RadarOnline as well that a meeting will be taking place soon. People magazine is also reporting that
according to a source, “Jon is in New York and is speaking to Hailey. They’re trying to come to a resolution.”
We saw this story coming from a mile away the minute it was reported that one of Hailey Glassman’sattorneys specialized in domestic violence cases. Well the NYPost is now reporting thatJon Gosselin allegedly slammed his former girlfriend Hailey against the wall of their Manhattan apartment after he saw a photo of her kissing her new beau “Celebrity Boxing” promoter Damon Feldman.
“That picture started the whole thing, a picture of her kissing another man,” Hailey a source told The Post. According to the NYPost, Hailey filed a harassment complaint with the NYPD, saying “she was pushed against [a] wall” on Dec. 20 and verbally abused by Jon. The cops are currently investigating the charge.
Jon’s lawyer is however denying Hailey’s claims of abuse. “Jon is a lover, not a fighter,” said Mark Heller. “He’s been rumored to steal a kiss here and there, but he has never been accused of landing a sucker punch.”
Jon’s Lawyer also tells RadarOnline that Hailey is making up her claims of abuse simply as retaliation against Jon’s claims. “Her legal people obviously advised her to put this out there,” Heller tells Radar. “Often times when you have a domestic situation and one of the parties goes down to a police precinct and makes a complaint its not uncommon that the other party is urged to make a counter claim. So the one party will have a bargaining chip, ‘you withdraw your claim I will withdraw my claim’
According to Heller, Jon called the cops on December 26th after noticing his apartment has been ransacked and robbed, and Hailey waited until a week after the alleged Dec. 20th incident to file her complaint with the police. Heller believes Hailey filed her complaint because all signs are pointing to her being the culprit in the Jon Gosselin apartment saga.
TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE HAILEY’S ACCUSATIONS AGAINST JON?
It seems almost everyone nowadays, including Alyssa Milano & New Jersey lawmakers, are not fans of MTV’s hit reality show – Jersey Shore. The town in which the show was filmed is now attempting to distance itself from the controversial show.
The Borough of Seaside Heights — the New Jersey beach town that’s home to the show – released a statement on Monday saying it “did not solicit, promote or participate in the filming” of the show. The town did however issue a permit allowing the production company to film, but says those permits are issued routinely.
The town also insists the show doesn’t reflect the majority of its visitors.
In other news, it seems controversy sells as ratings for Jersey Shore continue to soar each week. According to TVGuide, ratings for the MTV series increased to 2.5 million viewers for the December 17th episode. In the adults ages 18-49 demo, the show rose 27 percent to a 1.4 rating. Jersey Shore also earned a 2.2 rating among women ages 18-34.
This is in comparison to the 1.3 million viewers the show debuted to on December 4th.
Could this be a reality match from hell? TMZ is reporting that Jon Gosselin and Real Housewives of NJ’s Danielle Staub partied together at the Tenjune nightclub in LA Tuesday night.
Danielle confirmed she did some “dancing” and “socializing” with Jon inside. When asked if she would ever date the 32 year old father of eight, she said no because he is too broke “too young” for her. She however noted she wouldn’t mind being friends with him.
TMZ also caught up with Jon and all they got out of him was pretty much a no comment regarding all questions asked of him. Jon made it clear he couldn’t answer any of their questions due to TLC’s injunction against him.
Bethenny discussed the rather controversial nude picture she took for PETA. She had been criticized for saying little to no airbrushing was done, when the actual before and after photo showed a lot of airbrushing. “There was a rogue boob they took out,” Bethenny told TODAY’s Matt Lauer of the photo, which was taken when she was pregnant. “It’s a little airbrushed, but the truth is, here it is. I don’t care.”
She continued, “It wasn’t like I was posing for a fitness video or I was trying to be a model. It was about not wearing fur, which I’m really passionate about.”
When asked about her pregnancy and wedding plans to fiance,Jason Hoppy, Bethenny told Lauer she’s too busy thinking about her baby to plan a wedding. She is due in June 2010 by the way. Bethenny also said that people might have to change how they view her once she becomes a mom. “I think people think I’m a little abrasive,” she said. “It’s going to be hard for people to imagine me being soft and cuddly with a little, cute pink baby.”
Bethenny who just wrapped up filming the 3rd season of the Real NYC Housewives has been given her own reality show on Bravo. The show is currently in production, but according to Bethenny, she might still return for a 4th season of the NYC Housewives. “Who knows if I’ll be on ‘Housewives’?” she told Lauer. “This season is so incredible, it’s nice to leave the part at full-tilt.”
Inside the latest issue of the mag, Kourtney describes what its like being a mommy to baby Mason Dash Disick: “I feel so lucky. He’s such a good baby.”
Kourtney was also asked about her baby’s controversial middle name — Dash (the name of the clothing store of the Kardashian sisters). She explains, “Dash is not for my clothing store, as some people have suggested online. That would be stupid. Dash is short for Kardashian, and it was my father’s nickname.”
There are also rumors that Kourtney freaked out recently when she found out that Kim Kardashian‘s NFL boyfriend, Reggie Bush, was planning to propose to Kim during the holidays. Apparently Kourtney was none too pleased as she wanted the holidays to be all about she and her new born baby.
According to the National Enquirer, “Reggie doesn’t want to battle Kourtney, so he backed off to keep the peace.” The story claims Reggie is now planning on proposing to Kim in early 2010.
ANOTHER PICTURE OF KOURTNEY AND HER BABY ON THE COVER OF LIFE & STYLE IS BELOW -
Russell Hantz went from being the most hated man in Survior history to the most liked. He has also been called “the greatest player of all time” by the show’s host – Jeff Probst.
Frankly, there’s nothing Russell, 37, did not do during his season of Survivor. He sabotaged the camp by emptying canteens and burning socks, he lied about being a Hurricane Katrina victim, and he was able to get rid of people he thought were threats. In his latest interview with PEOPLE, Russell talks about his game and his thoughts on not winning the $1 million prize.
Excerpts from his interview below:
You said at the final tribal council your chance of winning had dropped to 55 percent. Were you still that sure you had won?
It kind of shook me up. I knew I didn’t win because I can read people that good. It’s like, you try so hard for something, and when you hear you didn’t win it, it’s rough. I thought maybe there’s a shot, but I started thinking and thinking about it when I was home, and analyzing everything that everybody said, and I was like, ‘I didn’t win.’ That’s why I already opened the website, russellgotscrewed.com. That’s why it’s so impressive to know that John did vote for me and Shambo did vote for me because you da man if you can get stabbed in the back, turn around, and give that person the vote. That takes a strong personality.
At first, you were the most hated contestant ever. By the finale, you were the Fan Favorite. Is that because people began to understand your game play?
Everything I did out there was strategic, every single move — burning the socks, pouring out the water. Best move I made was pouring out the water and burning the socks! It’s a tough thing to do because when you do it, you can’t get caught because if you get caught, you’re going home. But I went in it with very aggressive play and I think it worked for me. I made it all the way to the end and I would never change anything about the way I played the game.
Did you have a plan in mind when you started?
You don’t know how you are going to play the game until you are out there because you have to evaluate the people that are around you. So when I went out there, I’d seen that I could manipulate them, so I took control of the game the whole time, from day one. As soon as we were able to talk when we got out to the island, I said, ‘Let’s get some bamboo,’ and you see me do it four or five times. Right then, I was trying to see whom I could trust. I couldn’t trust Betsy. I couldn’t trust Marisa. I knew I could trust Ashley for a little while. I knew I could trust Natalie the whole time. The physical game is good and all, but for me, it’s a mental game and you just control people. And it’s crazy how you can control people so easily.
Were you a fan of Survivor before going on it?
I had never been a fan of the show. I just never really watched it! I put my application in, never thought they would call me up, but then I watched the last all-stars, where Parvati won, then I fell in love with it.
You held on to your third hidden immunity idol when you didn’t play it the last time you could. Where is it now?
Oh, it’s in my game room. It’s in my game room with a picture of me finding it and the rules for it and the idol just sitting there!