According to Radar, Gretchen failed to show up for a court appearance Thursday thus resulting in the warrant. Gretchen’s reason for her court appearance? Well it all ties back to the $18,000 awarded to her ex,Jay Photoglou, in a defamation lawsuit he filed against her last year.
Gretchen was supposed to be in court for a debtor examination related to money she owes Jay. This all started after Gretchen unsuccessfully tried to take out a restraining order against Jay last year, alleging he harassed and threatened to kill her, her current boyfriend, Slade Smiley, and her dog. Jay, then in turn decided to sue her.
A lawyer from the firm Gretchen hired showed up in court and asked for a continuance because Gretchen’s lawyer was unavailable,” Jay’s lawyer, Orlando Castano told RadarOnline. “Gretchen didn’t show up and the judge then issued a bench warrant for her arrest, holding it to give them the opportunity for her to come to court. She must show up next Thursday at 8:30 a.m.”
“She is just making Jay jump through hoops to get his money he deserves,” Jay’s attorney tells E! News. “We know she has the money. She’s just drawing this out.”
But we will likely not be seeing Gretchen in handcuffs anytime soon as the Judge in the case held the bench warrant for a week, meaning the Gretchen will remain free, for now at least.
Gretchen, 32, joined the ranks of Miley Cirus, Kim Kardashian, Pamela Anderson and Lindsay Lohan when she created her own ‘Naughty Blonde Ambition‘ milkshake which includes Vanilla frozen yogurt, Reese’s Pieces, Heath Bar, Hersey’s Chocolate Syrup, Whipped Cream with a cherry on top. Gretchen created the shake with one thought in mind… “Naughty!”…In calories, that is.
Gretchen was also joined by Bravo’s Chad Rogers of Million Dollar Listing who came to support her. More photos of that below. In the meantime, check out the video of Gretchen as she shows us the proper way to down a milkshake. She also discusses Hollywood infidelities, her makeup line, her song and donating some of the proceeds to the Leukemia Foundation.
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Gretchen Rossi, 32, took some time out of her very busy schedule of setting up funds and foundations, and gave an interview to Celebritybabyscoop. In the interview, Gretchen discusses Slade, her desire to have kids, her make-up line (which is now up and running again), and being like a step mom to boyfriendSlade Smiley’s children.
Excerpts from Gretchen’s interview below -
CBS: You’ve been dating Slade Smiley for months now. Do you consider yourself stepmom to his sons?
GR: “Yes, I am stepmom in some ways. Both of Slade’s sons are great. His oldest son Gavin is turning 20 this weekend and we’re celebrating with him at Disneyland which will be so much fun. And Slade’s youngest son Grayson is so amazing.”
CBS: Grayson has been fighting inoperable brain cancer since preschool. How is he doing now?
GR: “Grayson is doing as well as can be expected. His condition is always up in the air. He’s been through so many surgeries and procedures, it’s hard to keep count. But through it all, he’s had the most amazing attitude and outlook on life. You’ll never see him down and out about his condition. It’s been really hard on Slade over the years. We can only keep hoping and praying for his health.”
CBS: How do Slade and his ex co-parent? Do they get along well?
GR: “Grayson lives with his mom and they live close to the hospital in case of any emergencies. They live father away than we’d like, but he needs to be in close proximity to the hospital.
Slade and his ex both have Grayson’s best interest at heart, although it’s been hard at times. For the most part, things are good between them and they make sure that his health and treatments come before anything.
We wish he lived closer though since we’d love to see him more often.”
CBS: Do you hope to have your own children one day? Are you and Slade talking about having kids together?
GR: “I joke to Slade that I want a football team of kids! We’ve definitely talked about having kids, but I’m old fashioned and I’d like to be married before the kids come into the picture. So we’ll see what happens, but I definitely want my own kids one day.”
CBS: Tell us about your new makeup line.
GR: “I’m so excited about my new makeup line called Gretchen Christine Beaute. A few years ago, I was struggling financially just like so many other people and I wasn’t able to buy the expensive makeup I loved. So I decided to create my own line of makeup that was just as good as the expensive stuff but affordable to everyone.
We have so many amazing products to choose from. The eyeshadows are so smooth and luxurious. They come in the nicest packaging. And everything is just so affordable. I’m really proud of the products and have been working night and day at creating the products.”
CBS: You also star on Real Housewives of Orange County. You’re busy!
“Yes, I’ve been working non-stop lately, but it’s been good. I also wrote and recorded Nothing Without You which you can download off my site. I love doing it all and I’m always working on other exciting projects for the future.”
Gretchen was also honored Thursday evening with the launching of her very own ‘Blonde Ambition’ milkshake at Millions of Milkshakes in Hollywood. We will bring you photos of that when they become available.
Perhaps there’s good reason for that, as Alexis new facebook photos have a lot of viewers speculating on whether the OC Housewife has had more work done. Alexis has always been forthcoming about having gone under the knife in the past, admitting to a boob job and regular botox.
The first photo on the left is Alexis’s current profile photo on her facebook page, while the photo on the right is what she looked like before, and even her fans are commenting on the very noticeable change in her new look. And at first one might thing it was just some overzealous airbrushing, but a look at other new photos posted by Alexis shows a different looking Alexis as well. More of those photos are posted below.
Interestingly, Alexis announced earlier this year that she is now doing consulting work for a plastic surgeon at www.cosmeticare.com. This is very reminiscence of the whole Heidi Montag story, not sure why Alexis felt the need to get more work done, if she actually did, because she looked just fine before in my opinion.
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First the OC mom lied about her relationship with new beau Eddie Judge, you can read all about that here. And now she has chosen to lie about her affiliation and usage of weight loss drug, Duzoxin.
A reader emailed us a conversation Tamra had with a friend on her facebook page, during which which she denied taking the weight loss drug, and even denied having anything to do with the company. A quick check to Tamra’s facebook two days ago showed the conversation. She seems to have now deleted it from her page. The coversation is below -
Christi - Tamra. Does Duzoxin really work? Does it make you feel like your loaded on caffeine or is it an even energy and metabolism heightner?2 hours ago · Tamra Barney I do not take it… I have nothing to do with that company
2 hours ago · Christi - Ok great. I saw the video they had posted and was thinking about ordering it if you said it worked.
about an hour ago · Christi - Do you know of something that does work? With all the weight loss/maintaining drugs out there it would be nice to know of some that actually work. Tamra Barney – be very careful taking any diet pill. have you tried a green tea fat burner? I use to take lipo 6 and it worked for me
about an hour ago ·
As you can see from the above photo, Tamra was a spokeperson for the company along with some of her fellow co-stars. Not only that, her page and personal testimonial is still up on the company’s site – at http://www.duzoxintv.com/tamra/. She gave the following testimonial below -
“As a mom, reality TV star, and a busy woman, I have tried many different products in the past to help me with my workout regimen. Nothing I have tried so far has come close to what Düzoxin has done for me. I’ve just started taking Düzoxin, and judging by how wonderful the other girls look and feel, I have a feeling I’ll be taking Düxoxin for a very long time to come. Thank you Düzoxin for making my life just a bit easier!”
It’s a wonder she and Gretchen Rossi don’t get along better, they both seem to have A LOT in common.
Has OC Darling Gretchen Rossi been caught in another lie? Rumors hit the web last week that the Real Housewivew of Orange Countystar was lying about creating her make up line and more importantly, she was accused of lying about the Jeff Beitzel Foundation she claimed to have created on behalf of her late fiance, Jeff Beitzel.
There was only one problem, no one could find out any proof that such a foundation existed, causing Gretchen to go on her facebook page and defend herself. She claimed, “The Jeff Beitzel Memorial Fund is with the Leukemia Society in O.C.! People can make donations 2 this fund directly by writing “For the Jeff Beitzel Memorial Fund.”
There’s only one problem however. The Jeff Beitzel Foundation does in fact NOT exist with the Leukemia Soceity in O.C. How do we know that? Well that comes directly from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. One of our savvy readers, Help Me Rhonda, decided to email the Leukemia Society, inquiring about the foundation, and the response she received is below -
“It appears there was a misunderstanding about the establishment of a “Jeff Bietzel Memorial Fund.” or a “Jeff Bietzel Foundation.” The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has not set up a fund in Jeff Bietzel’s name. Any donations sent to LLS in honor of Jeff Bietzel will be used to support LLS’s mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.”
So basically the Jeff Beitzel Foundation Gretchen claimed to have created does NOT exist. And Gretchen has claimed via multiple media outlets that she created this foundation.
Back in January, the OC star wrote on her bravo blog – “Download the song on iTunes, and proceeds will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Jeff Beitzel Foundation I started in Jeff’s honor.”
And then the following was also written on her myspace page – “Gretchen has decided that she will be donating proceeds from the release of this song to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Jeff Beitzel Foundation she has created.“
Note the key words used, she claimed she “started” the Jeff Beitzel Foundation in her Bravo blog, and then claimed she “created” the foundation on her myspace page. Not sure why Gretchen feels the need to lie or embellish something like this. She should have just said, proceeds from her song will be donated to the Leukemia Society in honor in Jeff. This isn’t the first time the OC star has been caught in a lie. She first denied ever being romantically involved with Jay Photoglou, before incriminating photos of the duo were leaked all over the web.
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UPDATE: A screenshot of the email sent to our reader is below, click the read more button.
UPDATE #2 – The following statement was issued by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) :
“In conversations that took place last year between Gretchen Rossi and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) there was a miscommunication concerning the establishment of a Jeff Beitzel Memorial Fund. A fund has not been set up by LLS and we apologize for any embarrassment this may have caused Miss Rossi. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will work with Miss Rossi to identify a researcher who will be named in Jeff Beitzel’s memory. The funds previously raised and any additional funds , such as those that may be forthcoming from the sale of Miss Rossi’s song on iTunes, will be used to help support the LLS mission. LLS appreciates the effort put forth by Miss Rossi.”
The first being that the Jeff Beitzel Memorial Fund, a memorial fund she created on behalf of her late fiance Jeff Beitzel, does not exist. Gretchen had also previously said all the proceeds from her song, “Nothing Without You,” would go to Jeff’s memorial fund. However some readers had accused the OC star of making up the memorial fund, citing they could not find much information on it. This is what Gretchen had to say about that on her Facebook page -
“I want to address a ridiculous rumor being posted. The Jeff Beitzel Memorial Fund is with the Leukemia Soceity in O.C.! People can make donations 2 this fund directly by writing “For the Jeff Beitzel Memorial Fund”, Just as the proceeds from my song will be donated 2 this same fund! Someone stating that it doesn’t exist is ignorant, direspectful, and incorrect! People should stop spreading false & malicious rummors.”
Evidently Gretchen does not believe in spell check. We also reported this week that Gretchen had mysteriously taken down her make-up website citing sold out inventory, though this happened just days after certain readers pointed out that some of Gretchen’s make up products were identical to that listed on Ladyburd.com, a make-up manufacturer website. Gretchen posted the following regarding her make-up website -
“Wow! Gretchen CHristine Beaute completely sold out of 3 months stock in just 3 weeks! Thanks to everyone for your support! We have reordered everything and are anxiously awaiting more product so we can continue to take your future orders! Thanks for the support of Gretchen Christine Beaute! www.shopgretchenchristine.com”
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RadarOnline reported that Gretchen was served with legal papers in the middle of a fashion show. The man behind this is Jay Photoglou, the legal papers apparently has to do with Gretchen not paying the $18,000 that was awarded to him by a Judge.
In other news, Gretchen’s make up line – Gretchen Christine Beaute seems to now be defunct. First a commenter on this site posted that the make up she was selling on her site was identical (down to the names and colors) to that on LadyBurd.com, which happens to be a manufacturer for make-up. Gretchen’s site had the same exact photos and names for her eyeshadow collection. She never even bothered to change the names of the shades.
This might not seem like a big deal, but it does in this case because Gretchen was shown on the TV show consulting with her makeup artist pretending to come up coming up with the colors and shades for her make up line, when in reality she was just reselling the already made products.
Days after this hit the web, Gretchen’s site started showing her products as being sold out, until she finally took down the site, posting the following - “Gretchen Christine Beaute is in the process of adding some additional website enhancements…please be patient with us while we make these improvements.”
She also posted the following on her twitter – “Adding new enhancements to Gretchen Christine Beaute’s website this week! Lots to work on after our soft launch a month ago!” So now, it was simply a “soft launch.”
And finally some of her customers to her facebook to complain. Apparently, the paypal payment option was in Slade Smiley’s name, meaning the make up payments were going into Slade’s paypal account. Not sure why this was a problem, but it seems some of her fans hate Slade so much, to the point that they would rather the money not go into his paypal account.