The Real Housewives of New York star Kelly Bensimon went to court yesterday to face assault charges for allegedly abusing her boyfriend Nick Stefanov. This charges stem from an altercation that occurred last month when Kelly was arrested for punching her 30-year-old boyfriend in the face, causing lacerations below his left eye and “substantial pain,” according to the complaint he filed with police.
Kelly told Extra after the hearing, “I’m really upset by the entire process. My beautiful girls and I are being exposed to a horrible situation. I just think it just unsettling.”
Her lawyer goes on to add, “I can’t believe the guy went to the police. It is very, very mean-spirited. It’s not like she’s in his apartment. He’s in her apartment. I don’t even know if I qualify him as lover. How about a jilted moron?”
Kelly goes on to state, “I’m devastated my girls and I have to go through something like this. They don’t need to be exposed to something like this.”
Terri Arcelia from BET’s College Hill South Beach opens up about being kicked off the show. Terri wrote a blog about her experience on the show a while ago. She has since deleted her blog and is rumored to now be suing the producers of College Hill. Below are some excerpts from what she wrote -
“While in the house, a fight took place between me and another cast member. After I was assaulted the producers disconnected the phone in the house so that I couldn’t call police and then had me basically held against my will at a hotel in Miami.
They wouldn’t let me get near a phone for hours until they had a camera crew to film me (I guess because they wanted to film me crying out for my mother). I remember being in the hotel and running to the first phone I saw to call my parents after the fight and having it pulled out of my hands by one of the people on the shows staff.
She then pulled the phone out of the wall and hid it from me. Can you imagine how that felt! I just wanted to call my parents after being involved in a fight and all these people were thinking about was how to get me on film during my state of weakness.
The producers of the show also had me held in a limo and told the driver to take me to some location that they wanted to film me crying after the fight. When I heard of the producer?s plans, I paid the driver money from my own pocket to take me to my family’s house in South Florida.
When the producers got word that I was going home to be with me family instead of whatever location that they wanted me to go, they called the driver and told him to lock the doors on the car and not to let me get out until he took me to where they wanted. The driver didn’t feel comfortable taking me somewhere against my will and instead drove me to my family’s house.
When I was at the hotel in Miami, my family called the Miami Police and several media outlets to come up to the hotel because I was being held against my will (YES THE PRODUCERS TOLD ME I COULD NOT LEAVE!!!)The media waited outside the hotel to interview the producers but they were hiding in the room because they didn’t want to be exposed.”
Tell Us – Do you think it was fair to kick Terri off the show?
Dancing With The Stars favorite to win it all Gilles Marini speaks out about getting the first perfect score this season!
You did amazing last night. You got three 10s! We try our best. I was very insecure last night before we start dancing because I saw the dress rehearsals. Everyone was brilliant and I was like, “I’m done today.”
How does it feel to hear Carrie Anne Inaba say she couldn’t tell who was the celebrity and who was the professional dancer during your Argentine tango? You know, it doesn’t make me do anything. When she says that it means Cheryl is an accomplished teacher. Every week I’m starting from zero. We have the paso doble next, and I don’t know what a paso doble is yet. I never seen a paso doble my entire life. I didn’t even know how to spell it.
I’m sure you’ve been getting a lot more fan mail and attention. We have much more people contacting us and saying they are really having a fun time. This morning, I was on a radio show and a listener called in saying, “My wife was really horny last night, so thank you!” I thought it was hilarious and a compliment. I’m helping make babies. That’s the nicest thing I’ve heard this morning.
In very shocking news, the NY Post is reporting today that LuAnn de Lesseps has seperated from her husband of 16 years, Count de Lesseps. LuAnn’s rep also confirms the separation.
According to the post, LuAnn found out her husband had been cheating on her with another woman. A close pal said, “They decided to separate. She got wind he was seeing somebody and he didn’t answer her when she called. He finally sent her an e-mail saying he was with an Ethiopian woman in Geneva and he was serious with her.”
The couple recently celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary on March 16th. Those who are familiar with the Real Housewives on New York show know that LuAnn’s husband was always away in Europe on trips. Friends of LuAnn say she was blindsided and is devastated.
A rep for Luann states, “It is obviously a very difficult time for the countess and count, but they plan to remain friends and their primary focus will be to do what is best for their two children.”
This is sad story for all parties involved. Hopefully the kids will be okay.
The Bachelor’s Melissa Rycroft has been able to catapult her heartbreak into a spot on DWTS, so is Playboy next?
According to a new report, Melissa has been offered $500,000 to show it all in Playboy. Star Magazine reports that Hugh Hefner sent the Bachelor beauty a personal letter asking her to pose, and also inviting her to a dinner at the Playboy mansion to discuss the deal!
A source reveals, “Hef really wants Melissa to do a pictorial because she’s the ultimate girl next door.” Melissa however could not pose now because it would go against her ABC contract which does now allow her to pose nude while appearing on Dancing With The Stars. The contract also disallows her from posing nude until 3 months after the show ends.
What do you think about this story? Should Melissa pose for Playboy?
The Bad Girls Club Reunion is tonight and below is a sneak preview of the drama to come! The show is being hosted by Perez Hilton and all of the bad girls including Kayla will be attending. The reunion show airs tonight on Oxygen at 10:00 pm Eastern time.
Tell Us – What are your thoughts on the Reunion show?
Bringing you the latest episode in the never ending soap opera of the OC housewives, TMZ is now reporting that Vicki Gunvalson is receiving death threats. I mean we just can’t make these things up even if we tried.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is investigating two death threats received by Vicki. The sheriffs believe the two threats came from “a fanatical female fan who takes the show way too seriously.”
According to the Sheriff, Vicki received one of the threats through a phone call, and the other through an email sent to Jeana Keough. The email told Jeana not to worry about Vicki because she “would take care of Vicki for her.” The cops continue to investigate these threats.
While we can understand why people would hate Vicki, death threats is definitely taking it a bit too far. Wonder if Tamra is receiving threats as well?
The Bachelor’s producer Mike Fleiss is partnering up with FOX network to create an all new dating show for plus sized women. The show will be titled “More To Love.” “For six years it’s been skinny-minis and good-looking bachelors, and that’s not what the dating world looks like,” Fox president of alternative Mike Darnell said. “Why don’t real women — the women who watch these shows, for the most part — have a chance to find love too?”
The show will have a similar format to “Bachelor,” where a group of woman compete for one man (producers describe him as a “Kevin James-type”). Fleiss had previously teamed up with FOX network and helped create the controversial “Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?” in 2000.
Fleiss says, “Most of the country isn’t a Size 2, It’s the dating show for the rest of us.” The show is currently casting. No premier date has been set yet.