Morgan, 38, was arrested last December in his hometown of Plano, TX after undercover investigators discovered file transfers from his computer that allegedly featured images and videos of children, from toddler-aged on, engaged in sexual acts. Morgan also attempted to share these files.
When Plano police officers searched his residence and showed Morgan the incriminating images he admitted he had viewed the images and signed and dated them to indicate he agreed with the police. He was taken into custody and released on $10,000 bail with a stipulation that he have no computer access without monitoring software.
Earlier this month Morgan was indicted on three felony counts of possession with intent to promote child pornography and faces up to 10-years in prison if convicted. He is scheduled to go before a judge on Oct 27th.
Prior to this incident, Morgan was employed as the Executive Pastry Chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, but he has since been let go. “He is no longer employed here,” a marketing manager for the company informed the NY Daily News. Bravo has not released any statements related to the matter.
Morgan starred in the first season of Top Chef: Just Desserts in late 2010 and was known for intense, often volatile demeanor. He is also the father to a young son and is reportedly engaged, according to his Facebook page.
On last night’s FINAL episode of Real Housewives of New JerseyI breathed a serious sigh of relief, opened up the wine for a guzzlet or two, and prepared to cringe. I have run out of steam with these people. I’m going to try and cover this the best I can, but there was a lot of yelling about things like Kool-aid that left me confused. So, hang in there!
The show opens with Andy’s attempts at fun by bringing up Joe G-to-the-Orga’s horniness and The Gorgasm? A montage of all the couples’ lovey-dovey moments is replayed, except for Caroline and Albert. Cause I guess they don’t have them – or Caroline just won’t discuss them. Uh-huh. Apparently Joe Gorga has a history of dressing up like a lady – it goes way back to when he was little. This is explains a lot. Did The Gorgas want two Teresas?! Ooooohhh… the stress that image just caused!
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Kim Kardashian, the really real reality and sextape star is moving to the big screen!
According to a new report by Deadline, Kimmie will star in Tyler Perry’s new film The Marriage Counselor! Kinda ironic, considering her own marital woes!
Filming for the flick begins next week in Atlanta and Kim will play the role of Ava, a co-worker and friend to the main character, who “helps her friend gain new confidence with a big city makeover among other things.”
This will be Kim’s third attempt at the big screen – the first two attempts was so completely unmemorable I didn’t even know they happened!
In other news, Kim also took to Las Vegas this weekend to celebrate her 31st birthday the only way she knows how! How you ask? Just by getting paid to host her own birthday party at a club! According to reports that came out last year, Kimmie commands up to $250,000 for each of her paid club appearances.
The HollywoodLife blog is however reporting Kimmie might be regretting this latest paid gig as she reportedly got booed at her own birthday party!
The blog states that Kimmie, who held her party at Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Oct. 22, was booed after she was introduced!
In fact, Kim’s sister Khloe Kardashian, who was also in attendance, reportedly tried to calm the crowd down but unfortunately the rowdy crowd only got louder when Khloe took the mike. Ouch!
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ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT KIM’S BUDDING FILM CAREER OR HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH OF HER? THOUGHTS ON KIMMIE GETTING BOOED?
A mere two months following Kim Kardashian’s zillion dollar “wedding of the year” (ha!) to Kris Humphries-Kardashian the rumors of marital issues are simply refusing to go away. In fact, several new reports claim the couple is moving dangerously close to splitsville.
Apparently while Kimmie was in the United Arab Emirates & Dubai (wearing 6” heels on a camel?!) earning a kool 1M for who knows what, Krissy-poo was home in NYC getting veeerrry friendly with other women.
Life & Style is reporting that Kris was seen leaving 1Oak Nightclub holding hands with a mystery blonde who is apparently a friend of his sister and instead of meeting Kim at the airport following her six-day trip, he grabbed lunch with his buddies. Husband of the year!
Another insider reports that while Kim was working in Miami last month, Kris was seen getting lap dances from two women in a different club. While the mommy’s kat’s away, the mouse will play!
“Kris takes other girls’ cell phone numbers all the time. To be honest, I don’t think Kris truly loves Kim. And I don’t think he ever really did,” a source tells Radar Online about the marriage.
Even worse, Kim’s agent has reportedly dropped Kris from his client roster. Well, he does have even LESS talent than his wife! Along with dropping Kris from their roster, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment has also canceled plans for a Kris & Kim reality show. I’m … just… so… disappointed! “I don’t know when they’ll announce the split or why they got married in the first place but they are done,” an insider close to the couple tells Mail Online.
“Kim isn’t willing to change her life [for Kris],” Page Six reveals. “She works hard and cannot take any time out. And she doesn’t have time for his friends.” In fact, one reason their relationship is in trouble is they spend no alone time together. “They haven’t had any time to settle in together. They have an army of people around them all the time,” a source explains. “It’s hard for them to be alone and have quality time together,” the source elaborates, claiming Kim “films until midnight every night,” for Kourtney & Kim Take New York (seriously who watches that show?!)!
In fact, supposedly the implosion of their barely existent marriage is a plot line for the upcoming season. Which makes me wonder – is their made for TV marriage really in trouble or is the couple just trying to generate ratings?
Filming for the show seems to be a major hurdle in their relationship and part of the discontent stems from Kim’s homesickness for LA. “I’m kind of homesick,” Kim told Life & Style. “So I need to go back to LA for a little bit.” Wait didn’t she promise to move anywhere for her hubby’s career?! “Kim’s mapping out 2012, including holidays, and Kris isn’t a part of it. Any itineraries for the future don’t include Kris very much. That’s not a good sign,” says a source.
While sources say things are so bad Kris was spotted – sans wedding ring – moving boxes out of their NYC residence after Kim kicked him out, Kim denies the allegations. Multiple sources tell TMZ that filming for Kourtney & Kim has finished and the couple is simply moving back to LA together. As for the missing wedding ring – Kris “isn’t a fan of jewelry.”
Who knows what to believe? I guess, we’ll wait for the next round of tabloid reports.
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WHAT DO YOU THINK – A MARRIAGE IN TROUBLE OR A PUBLICITY STUNT? DO YOU THINK KIM AND KRIS WILL MAKE IT IN THE LONG RUN?
The recently fired, former Real Housewives of New York couple makes it clear to Wetpaint, that they’re not going anywhere as they threaten promise a return to reality television! And true to form Simon van Kempen does most of the talking in the interview! “I wouldn’t write us off TV just yet, but it’s a bit too early to confirm anything,” Simon promises.
Although Simon claims a return to reality TV would probably not include Bravo, he insists the couple “left on good terms” and the door is still open for a return to HW. I mean after all, Alex McCord got a spot on the Real Housewives Live Tour and “she’s the only “fired” Housewife to do the tour,” Simon boasts of his wife. Victory in small things! A photo of Alex attending the HW tour is below.
“If the rumors are true and they open the door to come back, then, maybe not,” Simon assures. Making sure to reiterate Bravo still likes them – they really do and reality TV is their destiny, “the doors are certainly open because we’ve now left and whether it’s with Housewives or with Bravo or another network, that remains to be seen, but we’ll come back on your TV screens sometime in 2012.” Oh, yay! Or Oh, No! I can’t decide which.
While the couple is most definitely promising a return to our TV screens, they haven’t quit their day jobs just yet (they’re not making that mistake again!) and are hard at work on Aluxe Home, raising their two boys, and supporting many charitable causes – including working together with LuAnnde Lesseps!
“I had wanted to do a home line for years, and Simon jumped on board with that completely — we do everything as a team,” Alex reminds us. “After several potential deals that didn’t go through, we decided that going into partnership with a factory was a really good bet,” which is how they ended up with Aluxe Home. Alex shares that a big inspiration for the line was color, and a desire to create a more sophisticated style of children’s bedding.
Alex also talks family and apparently the couple are not planning for anymore children. But why – it would make for such good TV! “Our family is complete with 2 kids — Simon and I both agreed that we did not want to be outnumbered,” Alex laughs! “Simon and I went from being adamant that we would never have kids, to changing our minds and embracing parenthood (and luckily that happened before our first child arrived!).”
As for working together with LuAnn, Alex explains: “we are putting aside our Housewives differences to support Breast Cancer survivors in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” Wow…I’m shocked, but in a good way.
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THOUGHTS ON SILEX’S POTENTIAL RETURN TO TELEVISION? SHOULD THEY GIVE IT UP ALREADY OR DO YOU WANT TO SEE MORE OF THEM? WOULD YOU BUY PRODUCTS FROM THEIR NEW BEDDING LINE?
Well, we finally made it! It’s almost the end and despite there being something like 8 decoy collections, the finalist for this season of Project Runway were chosen! Are you relieved or is that just me?
The designers meet Heidi Klum on the runway and she explains all four designers will design a collection. But only three of them will be moving forward to compete at fashion week. They will have 5 weeks and $9k to create a 10-look collection. Tim Gunn – intellectual and compassionate sounding board – will be checking in on the designers mid-way through to provide feedback.
All the contestants engage in the tried and true emotional breakdown, crying, ‘I can’t believe I made it tears’ and they’re off! Viktor and Eyebrows McSequins hop on a subway and zoom off home. I always love it when the contestants walk or cab it home from Parsons at the end. Remember in season 3 when Laura Bennett with all her fabulous vintage LV luggage and her Manolos just walked right out of the studio and cruised the couple blocks home? Classic.
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We are pleased to report that four days following her shattering announcement that she is battling breast cancer and scheduled to undergo surgery related to the disease, E! News host Giuliana Rancic is out of surgery and recovering!
Bill Rancic told the Today show his wife is “doing well” following the surgery and the couple views the shocking discovery as a blessing! “We’re viewing this as a gift; it was caught accidentally very, very early,” Bill said, focusing on the positives.
Giuliana, 37, underwent surgery for a double lumpectomy to remove cancerous tissue from the breasts. The surgery lasted about two hours and was without complications. “She’s a trooper. She pulled through it and was kind of relieved to get it over with and get the cancer out,” Bill explained. “She’s doing well at home and recovering.”
“I wish I could take some of the pain away,” he sympathized. “Watching her being wheeled into that operating room was heartbreaking for me. I’m just doing everything I can to support her and make sure that she’s comfortable.” Awww… what a wonderful husband.
Bill also emphasizes that the couple will continue their quest to become parents despite the diagnosis. Giuliana said earlier this week after discovering the cancer while prepping for a third round of IVF: “That baby will have saved my life. There’s some master plan. Now I know that [God] was looking out for me.”
And following Giuliana’s announcement earlier this week, a number of reality stars tweeted their support. Below are some of those tweets -
Bethenny Frankel — “What you’re going through is all that matters @GiulianaRancic @billrancic It puts everything in perspective. Love&prayers are with you”
Jill Zarin — “@GiulianaRancic I think you are so brave and honest to share your life with us. Ups and downs. I know you will be fine….XOXO”
Ramona Singer — “You’re an incredibly strong woman @GiulianaRancic My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
Maci Bookout — “Praying for @giulianarancic. keep going strong, with God u can win this battle against breast cancer!” –
Teresa Giudice — “@GiulianaRancic My thoughts & prayers are w/you doll! You’re strong & beautiful, you’ll get through this & be an even bigger inspiration! Xx”
Patti Stanger — “@GiulianaRancic My prayers are with you…you’ll beat it! Try the penguin caps if you have to do chemo, you won’t lose your hair.”
The best of luck to Giuliana and Bill! We wish Giuliana well in her treatment and recovery.
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The National Enquirer is reporting that Taylor will be getting the boot once the second season ends. The reason? Apparently Taylor became a “downer” on the show and her costars “complained to producers that she was constantly trying to steal the show.”
The mag adds that Taylor alienated her fellow RHOBH housewives with her nonstop ploys for pity and attention before the suicide tragedy. Even more surprising, Bravo has reportedly told Taylor of the plans to fire her. “Taylor is just a downer,” reveals an insider. “Consoling Taylor has become a full-time job for the rest of the women and this was all BEFORE Russell’s death!”
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was turning into the Taylor Armstrong therapy show. Whenever the wives are together, Taylor would somehow manage to start crying and complaining about her life,” adds the source. Yikes!
A source is however telling E! News that the story is false and that Bravo has not kicked Taylor off the show. Guess we will have to wait and see if Taylor is really off the show.
In other RHOBH news, now that he has a new show to promote and his ex-wife is eclipsing his celebrity, Kelsey Grammer is speaking out about his marriage to former RHOBH villainess, Camille Grammer! Among other things, he accuses her of threatening to end their marriage for years and states that appearing on RHOBH was the final straw for their relationship!
Kelsey tells interviewer Piers Morgan that Camille was the one who put the pesky idea of divorce in his head! “Camille asked for a divorce really almost the first day we were married,” Kelsey insisted. “If you say you want a divorce enough times, you’re going to get one.” Did she also ask him to cheat on her with a 20-something?
“I think she married me because I was ‘Frasier’,” Kelsey continues, contending that Camille was after his notoriety! Which may be true, but still!
Furthermore Kelsey explains his participation in RHOBH was a “parting gift” to his wife of 13-years, claiming the marriage was in trouble before filming began! “It was my way of saying, ‘Look, you always wanted to be famous. Here you go,’” maintaining that he knew their marriage would not survive once Camille decided to do the show.
Even more shocking, Kelsey admits: “I think what I was trying to do was sell it to myself,” he told Piers of the couple’s relationship. “There was this small voice in the back of my head saying, ‘This isn’t going to work.’ But I stuck to it.” Gee… what a class act. #sarcasm.
As for their divorce, Kelsey concurs his affair was wrong, but he wanted to support Camille in her attempts at fame. “I was trying to do some noble gesture to make the destruction of the previous marriage go easier somehow and that was a mistake,” he said of appearing on HW with her and attending the Tony Awards as a couple. “I should have walked home and said, ‘We’re done. You finally have everything you wanted, and I’ve found a new life.’”
And taking a jab at Camille’s success on Real Housewives, Kelsey snipes that reality TV isn’t a way to achieve real fame, but “you still get attention; you still get all those things that come along for the ride, which I think is what she was most interested in.”
Yeah, I’m going to file this interview under the category of “Things That Leave A Bad Taste In Your Mouth!” I hope neither of the ex-couple’s two children, which they are involved in a nasty custody dispute over, happened to view that interview!
As for Camille she is having none of his excuses! When a fan asked if she watched the interview, Camille responded: “No, I couldn’t watch. I had heard that he was going to be mean and disrespectful.” Poor Camille! Good for her for taking the high road in this latest chapter of their never-ending divorce!
While Camille didn’t have much to say about Kelsey’s callous interview, new Celebrity Apprentice contestant Lisa Lampanelli did! She Tweeted: “Kelsey Grammer: Camille married ‘Frasier’ not me. So she thought she married a pompous self-absorbed alcoholic. Nothing like Kelsey at all!” Buuurn!
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THOUGHTS ON KELSEY’S INTERVIEW? DISRESPECTFUL AND COMPLETELY RUDE OR DOES HAVE SOME VALID POINTS? DO YOU WANT TO SEE TAYLOR OFF THE SHOW?