The home in question was designed in 1925 by famed Miami architect Walter DeGarmo famous for the popular Mediterranean-Revival style of historic Miami. When historic preservation groups got wind of the Hochsteins' plans they immediate swung into action and fought to deny the demolition.
Lenny and Lisa bought the home in a foreclosure auction sight unseen. No inspection was done at the time of purchase. Lenny claims they had initially planned to renovate the existing home but then discovered serious structural damage including a sinking foundation and decided it could not be salvaged. The home was NOT zoned a historic property at the time of purchase.
Preservation groups believe Lenny and Lisa planned to tear down the house all along and they are standing up to wealthy homeowners to protect their city.
I know it wasn't just me who watched the Real Housewives of Miami reunion and was beyond confused. Sure, Lea Black's voice annoys me to no end, and I am not a fan of how she makes passive aggressive digs under the guise of joking. However, when Ana Quincoces came out guns blazing during the sit-down, I was totally floored. To be honest, mild-mannered Ana had been my favorite. She seemed to be the voice of reason. However, her actions on the reunion, to me, screamed that she was trying to remain relevant, following the reality mantra that the loudest gets the most attention…and attention, bad or good, is reality gold.
Ana showed up to the reunion with her voice loud and her silly file folder, hitting below the belt with ageist insults and accusations of sleeping around. It was ugly. The worst part is that had Ana refrained from such unbecoming behavior, the shrill and obnoxious Lea would have likely made herself look like a fool. Now, Ana has turned her into a victim.
In her Bravo blog, Ana does her best to defend her actions, but, in my opinion, she ends up sounding even worse. Of course, Lea isn't much better when she speaks out against Ana's attack. I have to keep reminding myself that these are grown women, successful women. I guess that's what happens when you add a camera and an audience to your life. Sheesh!
When a Housewife show ends rarely does the drama go with it. Oh, no – they've got to prove they're worthy of another season, right? In the case ofReal Housewives of Miami there are two very different factions of women. There is TeamMarysol Patton and there is Team Karent Sierra. And to say these groups don't get along is an understatement. Warning – don't mess with Number 3!
Following 10-hours of fighting on the recent reunion where Bravo has the autonomy to cut whatever they want the girls are scrambling to do interviews and tell the real story. Let's get started!
Speaking to RumorFix, Karent is concerned about why everyone is so involved in her life. And she also thinks if people could just act their real age (instead of their mental one – hello High school!) the Housewives would have a whole lot less problems!
“The word bully got criticized [by Ana Quincoces on the reunion] saying bullies are just for kids,” Dr. Teeth complained to RumorFix ” There is no age limit for bullying. So the fact that Ana was like ‘Oh you shouldn’t be using that word’ — There is no age limit. People need to act their age and just respect everyone’s opinions.” Hey – I agree.
Lea Black's son RJ was out doing good deeds in Miami this weekend. The proud mom took to Twitter to share that he wanted to help out the homeless by passing out burgers and hoped that others would follow his lead.
I'm sure we don't need to point out the obvious, but we will because that's how we do here at RT. Do you think this is in any way a little "message/dig" at a certain Real Housewives of Miami co-star? We all know that Alexia's son Peter was in hot water after punching a homeless man in the crotch. Or is it a complete coincidence?
Any which way – kudos for RJ and his big heart!
TELL US – IS LEA SENDING ANY SORT OF DIG AT ALEXIA OR IS IT ALL 100% INNOCENT?
RHOM fans know that despite some unfortunate plastic surgery, Mama Elsa tells it like it is. When she's not threatening drag queens, dancing in caftans, or having psychic visions, she's doling out some pretty down-to-earth advice. She's the Big Ang of Bravo.
When they reached out to Adriana's team, they got this explanation from her publicist Lynn Brodsky about her marriage and why they pretended to only be engaged.
"Adriana did get divorced in 2003, but her and Roberto tried to work things out and had a common law marriage until 2006. After breaking it off she then met Frederic in 2008. On a romantic whim after dating briefly, Adriana and Frederic went to the clerk's office on their own with no friends and family, and were married. There was a discrepancy in the certificate – so instead of having the marriage fix [sic] or annulled, they decided to take a step back and hold off until they were truly ready. Adriana and Frederic are planning to have a beautiful (and proper) wedding this spring."
Last night was the final episode of Real Housewives of Miami. It went the way all reunions go with cocktail dress clad and overly spray-tanned women screaming at each other over an utterly useless Andy Cohen. We were spared an Elaine Lancaster appearance. We were rewarded with a Mama Elsa appearance. And we all got tired of Ana Quincoces making herself sound silly by taking repeated jabs atLea Black's age.
C'mon now – if you're gonna rip someone apart you have to be clever about it. (See: Leakes, NeNe, "Wigs" "Trashbox" "Close Your Legs To Married Men!") That's just elementary, like Housewives 101.
Things begin with a drama in review. And that unfortunate drama is Joe Francis and Joanna Krupa's reported unsavory past. Joanna clears up that she was never in Girls Gone Wild but instead hosted an infomercial with Snoop Dog. She also insists she did not "sleep" or "associate" with criminals.
Ana leaps in to accuse Lea of bringing Joe to the party as a "prop" to set Joanna up. Lea denies it, shrieking that Ana is making yet another false accusation and suggests Ana stick to cooking where hopefully she can keep her ingredients straighter than her facts. I wish Lea had said ingrediences.
Ana keeps speaking over everyone and answering for them. Annoying. Shht! The drama over the bitchslap, broom stick wielding, boob-exposing meltdown continues. Yes, let's talk about this some more. It was actually a productive conversation. Adriana de Moura apologized for smacking Joanna and she was disgusted for herself for getting physical. Apparently Adriana was depressed for days following the incident.