Joan Rivers, take-no-prisoners commentator on life, and a true icon passed away yesterday.
I’ve always loved Joan. I heard an NPR interview with her years ago where she described using humor and wit to pull herself up by her bootstraps after her husband’s suicide left her financially decimated and alone. It not only inspired me, it filled me with awe and had me bawling in the car. Joan never shied away from the truth – whether it was about herself or others. And it was that bravery that made her so beloved.
It’s women like Joan who have allowed me to do what I do today: have a job where I snark full-time to make people laugh, because she was one of the few who forged that path by demonstrating that women are irreverent, sarcastic, and that complaining can be therapeutic as well as entertaining. The Oscars will be sadder this year without Joan to question what celebs are wearing and what they were thinking when they put it on. I will miss her greatly.
Andy Cohen, a close friend of Joan’s who has worked with her for years, reminisced about the amazing woman he knew and shared that when she passed they were in the middle of pitching a reality show they developed together this summer.
Tameka Raymond, formerly married to Usher, is one of the driving forces behind new hit show Atlanta Exes. Already making a name for herself on the show as a drama starter with a ‘don’t care who I piss off’ attitude, Tameka’s ultra-famous ex is now speaking out about his former wife participating in a reality show which could very possibly put him and their former marriage in the hot seat!
There’s been rumors that Usher was extremely unhappy about Tameka potentially airing dirty laundry by appearing on the show, and he was allegedly worried that her inclusion in the reality TV world could damage his reputation.
Usher denies all this! “No, no. I have no feelings about it whatsoever,” Usher insists. “Actually, I haven’t even seen it.” Ushers two children with Tameka will not be part of the show.
But reality TV isn’t the only thing Kyle has going on, the mom of 4 and wife of Mauricio Umansky shares what made her return to the show, how filming is going, and gives her tips for keeping the sparks alive in her marriage!
Despite her marriage being a focal point last season as Maurico was accused of cheating by the tabloids and Kyle could not let go of blaming Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle claims she decided to give it another go for a fresh start. Calling her decision to return an easy decision, yeah right Kyle explains, “I think people thought, ‘oh she had so much conflict,’ and maybe I wouldn’t want to come back, but it wasn’t a hard decision this season. Other seasons have been a lot harder. We have a lot of conflict and issues, but ultimately I do care about these women and we do have a lot of fun together as well, so I was like, ‘ok, let’s do this’ [laughs].”
Tamra claims she will never be friends with Lizzie. Her reason: “Her unhealthy obsession and lies about me are rather weird.” Tamra claims Lizzie has been “going around the neighborhood” besmirching her reputation with lies. “Please stop twisting things,” she implores.
“The lies that come out of her mouth are so twisted and down right scary,” Tamra accuses. “The truth is I did not know her very well and never said a bad thing about her to anyone. I honestly thought she was a nice person until I witnessed her drunk and talking very crass about my husband because I did not make it to her birthday party.”
Teresa has pretty much moved in at the courthouse, which I suppose is better than a jail cell, because Teresa and Joe returned to court to finally discharge their Chapter 7 filing of which there were 45 claimants.
“The case is fully and properly accounted for as provided by law. The trustee hereby requests to be discharged from further duties as a trustee,” the trustee, John W. Sywilok stated in court documents.
Joe and Melissa Gorga are continuing to battle their tenant and prospective owner of their Montville mansion in eviction proceedings. It’s been back and forth for a couple months with the Gorgas vs. Kai Patterson. Kai was ordered to move out, but then had it reversed when a judge uncovered the Gorgas had never legally declared the property as a rental. Kai believe that is because they wanted to deceive people into believing they had sold their dilapidating mansion instead of renting it out.
The unresolved issues resulted in a trial, which is supposed to conclude tomorrow. Yesterday Joe testified in court in an attempt to evict Kai stating his tenant owes $192,557 in unpaid rent. Kai argued that he was withholding rent because of incomplete repairs (including massive plumbing problems) which Joe promised to make.
Trying to prove he was like all serious yo, Joe toted along not one, not two, but THREE attorneys in an attempt to remove Kai from the property so Melissa can move out of her “disgusting” rental and move back into the mansion she once couldn’t stand. How are they affording all these legal fees, I wonder? The garbage business?
Everyone’s (re: mine) favorite train wreck reality show Couples Therapy will be back. Sadly Farrah Abraham won’t be part of things this year – she’s busy doing other things – but that doesn’t mean there will be any less delusional drama. Thank you VH1!
Now that Juan Pablo Galavis is officially released from his ABC contract, meaning the ex-Bachelor hasn’t been invited to do any further Bachelor-esque events, he and show girlfriend Nikki Ferrell are working through their relationship. Something tells me JP is keeping this relationship alive to keep his time in the spotlight alive…
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