Former reality star and daughter of infamous mob boss, Victoria Gotti, is now facing foreclosure on her Long Island estate.
A New York State Appellate Court ruling may cost Victoria Gotti her Long Island mansion – the five-bedroom, 5½-bath white brick residence might be familiar to viewers of her former reality show – Growing Up Gotti.
“I’m bitter,” the daughter of late Mob boss John Gottisaid. “The house, all the marital assets, are part of a divorce package [from ex-husband, Carmine Agnello], I have never seen yet.” According to reports, Gotti, 46, owes $650,000 to her lender. As the so-called Mafia princess tells the paper, “This should finally put to rest all the government lies and rumors that I have $200 million buried in my backyard.”
Victoria has however vowed to save her home speaking outside Brooklyn Federal Court on Wednesday, “I’m never going to lose the house – trust me. The only way I’m leaving is selling it, and we wanted out of there, anyway.”
Kim Kardashian hinted a while ago that someone in her family will have plastic surgery, Kim is now revealing that her step-dad, Bruce Jenner (dad to Hills star Brody Jenner), is the one who went under the knife.
Kim blogged, “Ever since I revealed in recent interviews that one of my family members would be going under the plastic surgeon’s knife on the show, I’ve been inundated with emails and calls asking who it is!!” she said. “I can reveal that it was my stepdad Bruce!”
“Twenty five years ago, Bruce was ill-advised by a doctor to have a partial facelift and a nose job,” Kim writes. “Unfortunately, the result wasn’t what Bruce had hoped for and for years since then he has been the victim of cruel taunts from the media.”
“Since he’s turning 60 in October, Bruce felt it was time to correct the mistakes made by the previous doctor so he went to a new doctor for a second facelift,” she continues. “The results are amazing! Bruce looks better than ever and he is extremely happy with the result. Make sure you watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians next Sunday to see what Bruce went through for his new look!”
On Monday, the three American Idol finalists took the stage to perform live for the nation. As usual, these three contestants will sing their hearts out thriving to get America’s vote and moving on to the next week. They had to sing two songs, one chosen by the judge and the other a personal choice. The last three are AdamLambert, Danny Gokey and Kris Allen.
Gokey chose to sing “Dance Little Sister” by Terrance Trent D’arby – Paula Abdul’s selection for him. Paula thought he did a great job while Simon said the dancing was somewhat desperate. Jackson thought the performance was energetic while Kara said the performance was not memorable. Gokey’s personal choice was “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker.
Allen followed Gokey by singing “Apologize” by one Republic which was chosen by Randy and Kara. I thought Kris performed extremely well but the judges and you viewers have the final say. Kara said she wanted more from the performance while Simon criticized her for the choice of song.Paula said she was proud of him despite the error he made. Allen’s choice for the night was a different and enjoyable version of – Heartless by Kanye West! All judges had nothing but praises after the performance.
Adam sang “One”-Cowell got special permission from Bono and U2 for the song. Adam totally changed the version of the song. Kara thought the performance was unbelievable while Paula calls him the American idol which Simon agrees. Randy said “Adam is in the zone”. Cowell was convinced that Adam will be in the finale.Adam’s personal choice was an Aerosmith song. Kara was also convinced he will be in the finale.
Following the elimination of Danny Gokey, leaving two idol contestants to sing it out. As we count the days to the finale, who will be the next American idol. Stay tuned!
Part 1 of the Real Housewives of NYC’s reunion show aired last night with some major cattiness amongst the ladies. Part 2 will be airing on Thursday, and below is recap of my thoughts on the show.
My favorite part of the Reunion show – Alex rightfully calling Bethenny out on some of her mean comments. I like Bethenny but she seems to have gotten a rather enlarged head lately. Not sure why she felt the need to “flatter” Alex by asking her for a favor in designing her logo. Alex is a professional who was getting paid good money by Victoria’s Secret to work for them.
Least favorite part of the show – Jill’s extreme cattiness. Love Jill as well but she seemedto find an interesting way to insert herself into every question/argument that took place on the reunion. She seemed to have been in some kind of running for the meanest housewife. Come to think of it, most of these women are just downright mean to each other. Not sure how they can consider each other “friends.”
Funniest part of the show – Kelly who claims to be a Columbia graduate, strange use of the English language, “I’ve built this name since I’m a kid.” The second funniest part of the show also goes to Kelly for her condescending remarks to Bethenny, you know the “you look adorable,” or the “you’re awesome!,” as if to say Bethenny needs those comments to build up her self esteem or something.
A summary of what happened on the show is below -
1) Jill talks about her boob reduction, she went from being a 32G to a 32DD.
2) Bethenny denies she is currently dating A-rod, admits to having a special man in her life.
3) Bethenny also denies having a boob job, instead admitting to having a breast lift. (Really? I always thought she had a boob job.)
4) LuAnn confirms the stories that her husband of 16 years, the Count did dump her by email for an Ethiopian woman, who is allegedly a princess according to stories leaked by the Count.
5) Kelly talked in circles about her alleged assault incident, never answering Bethenny’s question of why we never saw this guy on the show.
6) Ramona was busted by Jill about lying about her skin care line. Ramona claims she’s been working on it for 1.5 years, Jill felt the overwhelming need to accuse her of lying.
7) Alex rightfully calls out Bethenny on her snarky/catty remarks she makes behind the backs of her castmates.
Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey premiered last night and boy is this bound to be an interesting series. What were your thoughts on the show’s premier?
Sisters, Caroline Manzo and Dina Manzo gave an interview to People talking about their experience in doing the show. Below are some excerpts from this interview -
Do you represent typical New Jersey housewives? Caroline: That’s kind of a loaded question. Do I think we depict an Italian American family? Yes, I do. Do I think I depict a housewife? I most certainly am. There are some aspects to my personality that may be stronger than most, but the fact remains that I wake up every morning and I make the beds and I go food shopping and I let the dogs out and I do the laundry and I am somebody’s wife and somebody’s mother. Dina: When I think of New Jersey, I think of moms who are passionate about their families. We definitely represent that. We’re not really looking to be in the social scene as much as some of the other [casts] in the franchise. Our show is more authentic because some of those women were kind of forced to hang out with each other, whereas for us, we’d all be out to dinner together anyway — with the exception of a couple. We’re just regular people. We’re not walking a red carpet every night.
Do family dynamics make the drama more intense? Caroline: With any family — and it’s not only Italian families — there is history. With history comes passion. When there are fights, we fight big. And when we forgive and we love, we love big and we forgive big. That’s what family is. I think this country needs that right now.
Dina, How have your teenage daughter Alexia’s schoolmates reacted? Dina: I was a little bit worried about putting her out there, but she’s gotten nothing but positive [feedback]. She just made captain of the track team. She was always popular but now kids are coming out of the woodwork. Eighth graders who are older than her want to be her friend. So she’s kind of liking the limelight a little bit too. Let’s just hope it doesn’t go to her head.
Are you prepared for any potential backlash? Caroline: There is no preparing for it. But I’m a big girl. I’ve taught my children to accept that not everybody is going to love you. We make mistakes and we do things that perhaps at times will embarrass us, but that’s what makes us human. I am proud of who I am. And I am so proud of my children. Dina: We’re very confident that we’re good people. I can put my head on my pillow every night knowing that I give back to my community and I’m a great mother and a great sister, so they can say whatever they want.
Another day, another judge gets the boot from America’s Next Top Model. The latest judge to get fired is Paulina Porizkova. Paulina confirmed on Tuesday’sLate Late Show with Craig Ferguson that she will no longer be on the show, “Listen, do you know why I am in Los Angeles … because I am looking for a job. I was fired by America’s Next Top Model on my birthday [April 9].”
The 44 year old ex model claims she got fired over the phone, “The reason I was told I was fired was because, it seemed that America’s Next Top Model has gotten too fat and they needed to cut some fat, and the fat was me,” she says.
The CW also confirmed she is no longer with the show.
Cowboy Ty Murray is the latest star to get the boot from Dancing With The Stars the week before the finale. Ty is however happy to have simply made it this far, saying, “I can’t tell you how happy I am,” Murray said laughing after the show. “I don’t have to learn any more dances.”
Ty goes on to make it clear that he has no regrets in having done the show, “The whole reason I did this show is because it was nice for cowboys to be represented in something so pop culture, and this show did in spades,” Murray said. “For me to be able to do this is a fantastic opportunity. You don’t realize how big something like this is until you’re on a show that 25 million people watch.”
And how does Ty’s rookie dancing partner, Chelsie Hightower, 19 feel about all of this? “I don’t know that I expected us to do this well and I couldn’t be happier,” Hightower added. “I feel great about the run we had and I feel great about leaving right now. It was a great season.”
The three remaining stars including — actor Gilles Marini, Bachelor star Melissa Rycroft and Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson — will compete for the season eight mirror-ball trophy next week!
Jon & Kate Plus 8′s dad Jon Gosselin isn’t the only one battling cheating allegations. We began hearing whispers that his wife Kate has also been having her share of fun with her trainer and bodyguard. Kate is now denying reports that she has been having a more-than-platonic relationship with Steve Neild, a bodyguard who frequently travels with her and her family to People.
“Already the allegations they’re making about me are disgusting, unthinkable, unfathomable, and I am horrified.” Kate tells People. “These are people who absolutely love us and want to see us through to the end,” Kate says of Neild and his family. “Of course, both of them travel with us at times, and we’ve spent holidays together, because, in this situation, your circle grows smaller and smaller, and it’s very natural to become friends with your manager, your publicist, your security team … they’re the only people you have left. And now they’re coming under fire.”
Only time will tell what is really going on with these two. There are also rumors they might have an understanding or an open marriage.