In today’s news, the Salahis continue to be awful the Salahis.
According to a new report by RadarOnline, the Real Housewives of DC alums are being sued for alleged wine tour fraud as a woman is claiming she was defrauded out of the money she paid to tour Virginia’s Wine Country.
Emily McCallum, who is filing the suit, is one of the many people who have complained that Tareq and Michelle Salahi have been operating a wine tourism company and failing to deliver. The problem began when Emily, who earned her master’s degree this year, wanted to take a wine tour with her friends and family to celebrate.
“She scheduled it with a company owned by the Salahis and paid in full,” reveals a source close to Emily. “They never showed up and at the last minute, Emily had to get another company. She’s been unable to get her money back from them. I’m really glad she’s taking them to court.”
Radar confirms that Tareq is also listed as a director for the wine tour company. The case is scheduled to be heard today at the Loudoun County (VA) General District Court. We will update this post with any new developments.
TELL US – SURPRISED THE SALAHIS ARE STILL UP TO THEIR OLD TRICKS?
UPDATE – The case against the Salahis has been continued until August 3 at Loudoun County (VA) General District Court because their lawyer David Silek is reportedly no longer representing them.
On the all new episode titled “Twas the Fight Before Christmas,” the Jersey girls jingle all the way during Christmas, but it’s much more naughty than nice when clashing and trashing mar Melissa’s over the top fabulous holiday party. Tempers will fly as Teresa clashes with both Kathy and another guest at the party. The episode airs at 10/9c.
Watch What Happens Live – The guests tonight are the Gorgas! Melissaand hubby Joe will join Andy in the Bravo clubhouse. Should be good!
In other RHONJ news, Teresa Giudice announced this week that she is getting ready to stamp her name on some wholesale make-up launch her own cosmetics line!
“My first products are nail polish, lip gloss and lipstick. The packaging looks so hot, the makeup is so great, I LOVE it! I’ll let you know where you can buy it soon!” wrote Teresa on her website. The cosmetics line will be called TG by Teresa Giudice. Cre-ative!
Teresa also gave another interview to In Touch Weekly magazine this week to talk about plastic surgery! She denies the reports that she was planning to spend over $40,000 for a full body makeover but did reveal what work she has had done.
“After I breast-fed three babies, they deflated to nothing,” she tells In Touch on her decision to get a boob job years ago. “I didn’t’ like my boobies at all, so by my third baby, I was ready.” And now she feels “sexier and more confident.” Teresa also reveals she gets regular botox. “I do it right in between my eyebrows. I go twice a year.”
And when it comes to her stomach and butt, Teresa admits she has insecurities about those parts of her body. She however states that a butt lift and a tummy tuck are not in her immediate plans though she is open to getting those surgeries somewhere down the line.
A preview clip of tonight’s RHONJ episode is below!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE PREVIEW, TERESA STARTING A COSMETIC LINE, & TONIGHT’S EPISODE?
Sources reveal the couple will have their separate bachelor/bachelorette parties at clubs Tao and Lavo in Las Vegas later this month. The E! network will reportedly air their wedding as a 2-hour special.
In other Kardashian news, it appears Kim’s pimpmomager Kris Jenner continues to help plan her big day by picking a location, cake, wedding dress and did we mention getting a facelift?
Yes, Kris, 55, went under the knife so that she can look her best for her favorite daughter Kimmie’s big day! And in true Kardashian fashion, the entire ordeal was caught on tape and will air on an upcoming episode of KUWTK.
In the preview clip, Kris reveals her pre-surgery jitters. “I don’t want to die,” Kris joked after calling it the “most stressful morning” of her life. “Don’t cry, you’re going to be fine,” Kim assured her mom. “If you’re scared, you don’t have to do it. I’m sure people are scared all the time.”
Kris has been keeping a low profile since having the face overhaul a month ago but Khloe assures us the results are superb. “She looks amazing,” Khloe told the NY Daily News. “They say you are supposed to have a lot of swelling for a week or so after, but I didn’t notice.”
Below is a photo of Kris following her facelift, and tomorrow a new episode of KUWTK airs on E! at 10/9c.
PEOPLE is reporting that the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star filed for divorce late Friday following 6 years of marriage. In fact Taylor herself confirmed the news through a statement.
“It was a difficult decision but I have decided to file for divorce from Russell,” Taylor revealed in an exclusive statement. “Although we have tried our best to work out our differences, I have come to the conclusion that it is in the best interest of our family that we separate.”
Taylor continued, “Together we are the proud parents of a sweet and wonderful little girl and she remains my number one priority. I am sad for my marriage to come to an end, but am confident that this is the right choice for all involved.”
Meanwhile Russell also opened up to the Rumor Fix website. “The pressure of being in the TV spotlight was pretty overwhelming,” he reveals. “It took our manageable problems and made them worse.” Russell described this as a “devastating time,” adding, “I don’t want you to get the impression that Taylor and I are bitter enemies — we’re not.”
UsWeekly first reported the couple had split in May but they denied it back then. The couple had been going through therapy to try to fix their marriage. Taylor, 39, and Russell, 47, tied the knot in 2005 and have one daughter together – Kennedy, 5.
Taylor is asking for joint legal and primary physical custody of Kennedy, as well as spousal and child support. TMZ is also reporting the couple had no prenup. Wowzers.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS? IS THE HOUSEWIVES TO BLAME FOR THIS DIVORCE?
On last night’s Real Housewives of New York, aptly titled “Video Killed the Countess,” it’s video time for Luann and her micro-managing sidekick Jill. Cindy forgets her manners with Sonja, and Silex hosts an art party. Ramona goes toe-to-toe with the Countess in a low blow passive aggressive smack down, and Alex may have been a “Fly Girl” in another life.
Luann meets with music producer Chris, video stylist “Jersey” and the poor director who clearly would like to be anywhere else. The Countess needs them to fully understand her vision, and what better way to do that than to keep repeating the phrase, “It always goes back to beauty, class and elegance lies within the soul.” In keeping with that theme, the video will be shot at a casino in Atlantic City, and there will be a Hummer involved. Luann is on board with A.C., but a Hummer? “You know what those are, right?” asks Jersey. Surely this part is scripted, but it’s hilarious nonetheless. The Countess replies, “When I think of beauty, class and elegance, I don’t think of a Hummer.” I bet Ross GellarJacques would beg to differ. Luann would prefer a jet to a Hummer, and the men, who appear to be legitimate music industry peeps, are trying to appease their newest star diva songstress wannabe rapper. When pressed by Luann about his opinion on her song, the director describes it as “great” multiple times, and I’m worried his head may explode.
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Over a month after initially denying a reported split, Russell himself is now confirming the news to OK! magazine stating a divorce is likely the next step.
“We still love each other, but after going through counseling it has gotten to the point that the stress is just too much for both of us,” Russell tellsOK!.
OK! also reports that Russell has in fact moved out of the home the couple shares with their 5-year-old daughter Kennedy. As for what led to the demise of their marriage, Russell, whose past legal issues came out last year, blames the pressures of being on television.
“I want Taylor to be the biggest actress on TV, and I want to feel happy not being on TV!” Russell adds.
As for Taylor, who has yet to publicly comment on this news, it appears she is already moving on. The NY Post is reporting today that she had a fun night out in the Hamptons recently with “Hell’s Kitchen” chef Seth Levine. Sources tell the Post that Taylor and Seth were acting very friendly at Seth’s East Hampton hotspot Georgica before heading to the dance floor for some dirty dancing. Taylor’s rep however denies the story. A picture of Seth is below.
UsWeekly also reported back in May that Taylor and Russell were experiencing “huge marital problems related to finances.”
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TELL US – THOUGHTS? DO YOU THINK THEY WILL RECONCILE OR GO THROUGH WITH THE DIVORCE?
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer is the motto of Mob Wives stars Drita D’avanzo and Karen Gravano who have decided to be civil to each other for the sake of their reality show daughters.
Although both ladies agree they can never “be friends” again, they have decided to be polite to each other to avoid public and embarrassing roof-top brawls, because frankly it doesn’t look good. And when your friends have to flash their Spanx breaking up your fight – that doesn’t look good either!
In an exclusive interview with Hollywood Life, Drita and Karen speak out about their decision to get along after signing on for a second season of Mob Wives. Drita explains her decision to apologize after the reunion was because her daughters could see she felt awkward around Karen, prompting her to make amends: “I went up to Karen and I said, ‘Look, it is what it is, but I feel bad how it ended because we have kids,’” recalls Drita. “If we didn’t have kids, I don’t think I’d feel this way, but I do being a mother.”
Karen agrees that since her daughter and Drita’s daughters have become friends and see each other through filming and she and Drita are contractually obligated to be in scenes together everyone should get along: “I don’t want the kids to feel uncomfortable. I feel like the kids have nothing to do with it. I’m mature enough to act accordingly because I don’t want to have to feel uncomfortable in any situation that has to do with me and her.”
Although she does state her and Drita will only be co-workers and nothing more: “My relationship with her is just we’ll never be friends. I’m over the Drita/Lee thing. I don’t want to give them anymore of my breath.” Umm… FINALLY!
Drita reiterates that although she has apologized to Karen and plans to file for divorce from Lee, that doesn’t mean she’ll be grabbing cocktails with Karen anytime soon: “Saying sorry and being friends are two different things. I can’t see being friends with her. I just want to be cordial with her. We’ve got to work together to be smart.” She also states she wants to move past the season finale fight claiming: “I have too many things going on and I am so done with that conversation, it’s not funny.”
Karen also declares that she is too busy focusing on her own side projects: “I have more important things to focus on than Drita D’avanzo. I’m focused on my daughter, my book, a movie deal on the table and my skin care line.” Say, what? Skin Care Line? Movie Deal? I can’t wait to hear the details on that one!
So do you think Drita and Karen will be able to get along next season or do you anticipate more fights? Or do you think they will end up being friends again?
For most teens they fear their diary will end up passed around school, but in Teen Mom star Maci’s case her diary is being passed around the tabloids! Oops! Behaving like a typical teen Maci warbled her thoughts to her friend dear diary and apparently, accidentally left the diary on a table where boyfriend Kyle King happened to find it causing him to dump her.
In a new exclusive from OK Magazine they reveal just what shocking information Kyle discovered! After reading Maci’s thoughts, Kyle who believed Maci was in love with him, soon found out she still has a thing for ex-boyfriend Ryan Edwards- who is her son, Bentley’s father.
According to a source: “Maci wrote that she’ll always love Ryan and that she really misses him. And how they’ve got great sexual chemistry.” Poor Kyle was ostensibly beside himself: “When he told Maci he’d read the diary, he was sort of crying. Maci tried to explain it, but it didn’t seem to matter. He left the apartment and they haven’t talked in, like, a week.” Maci’s innermost thoughts became fodder for public consumption when someone an enraged Kyle, naturally called the tabloids! Whatever happened to calling a friend?
Maci is furious with Kyle too – as the “devoted diarist” is shocked Kyle would read her private musings! Another insider Maci claims: “She told Kyle that it’s just words, that she’s with him now. It’s not like Maci wrote, ‘I want to marry Ryan and have more kids with him.’ It was more that a part of her will always love Ryan. Ryan’s the father of her son and whenever she looks at Bentley, he’s a part of Ryan, too.” Will this drama be on the upcoming season of Teen Mom? One can only hope. Meanwhile it appears this story is true as Maci, who typically denies tabloid stories on her twitter, has yet to deny this one.
In other ridiculous Teen Mom news, Gary Shirley – father of Amber Portwood’s daughter Leah -has started a Twitter page for his two-year-old daughter. What’s next Toddlers in Tiaras? According to Us Magazine, Shirley, who immediately came under attack for pimping out his toddler, responded saying: “You guys, it should be obvious that Leah has no contact with Twitter,” he wrote. “This is just a fun concept that will in no way affect Leah herself.”
Shirley further clarified it’s him Tweeting (just in case anyone assumed it was a two-year-old): “This is for her sayings, things she’s doing, etc. It’s all me tweeting!” He also claims Leah does not actually read the Tweets. Sadly, despite the controversy Leah already has almost 5,000 followers. No comment from mama Amber, who is currently visiting rehab after a suicide attempt, on whether or not she approves of Toddlers on Twitter.
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Do you think Kyle should have read Maci’s diary? Do you think Maci and Kyle will get back together? Would you put your two-year-old on Twitter?