It looks like the The Bachelor‘s Courtney Robertson‘s exes are all as fame-hungry as this season’s current bad girl. Yet another of her ex-boyfriends has sold his story to a tabloid, with the good intentions of warning Ben Flajnik about Courtney‘s evil, nefarious ways.
The latest in this line of dumped dudes is Dylan Hall, who has come forward to discuss hot topics like Courtney’s alleged old sugar daddy! According to Dylan, Courtney had a “rich old man” who was paying for her to fly up to San Francisco from Los Angeles once a week. Even worse, Dylan claims Courtney continued to see this sugar daddy right until she left to film the Bachelor.
Unlike her other quick relationships, Courtney‘s relationship with Dylan was downright long-term. They reportedly dated for two years, and lived together for one. Another source reports that Courtney left Dylan when she realized he was not as wealthy as she thought. The fact that it took her two entire years to dig up the truth of his finances puts her in as a low-level gold-digger, and not a real pro, which is a bit disappointing.
Stating the obvious, Dylan warns Ben not to fall for Courtney’s tricks, saying “The show isn’t real.” A photo of Courtney and Dylan is below!
And just in case you’re wondering, Courtney’s alleged sugar daddy is not Clark Cavan, reportedly the most recent of Courtney’s exes who she dumped to film the show, and who is rumored to have made a sex tape with her.
In other news, Ben continues to be dissed in the press. Last week, Courtney’s mom spoke out and said he wasn’t “hot enough” for her little darling, and this week, in a much more public blow, Barbara Walters spoke about him and the show on The View, saying “It’s a stupid show. All these gorgeous women are going after this guy who—well, I’m gonna say it—is less than gorgeous.” Ouch!
She went on, “All these women are mad about him. What am I missing?” Well, Babs, give anyone enough money and camera exposure and they’ll chase just about anyone. To which, Whoopi Goldberg added, “You’re missing the fact that these women are just as creepy as the guy is!”.
Creepy or not, the ladies (and dude) of The Bachelor are always ripe for parody, which is why it’s so delightful to see them get the Autotune treatment in the video below. In particular, Courtney’s “I got the Roo-se” and her constant references to modeling are genius. I dare you to listen to this and not get the tune stuck in your head all day long!
TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE COURTNEY HAD A SUGAR DADDY? IF BEN PICKED COURTNEY, HOW LONG DO YOU GIVE THEIR RELATIONSHIP? THOUGHTS ON COURTNEY’S AUTO TUNE VIDEO?
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Oh Atlanta… I am thankful to you for many reasons. You’ve got peaches. You’ve got the Falcons (Rise up! I know nothing about NFL teams except for their tag lines), you’ve got the best shopping for those of us in the South who live off I-85 (thank you Phipps Plaza!) who think fine apparel comes from Target (a lot of it does. IT DOES). And you’ve got the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Bless you fair Georgian city. Let’s get right to the newest RHOA gossip, shall we?
Just because she’s starring on Bravo’s sure to be latest hit Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding with her new husband Kroy Biermann doesn’t mean that Kim Zolciak has forgotten her RHOA roots. After being the palest wig wearer for four seasons, many speculated she would be taking the Bethenny Frankel route and not returning to the show that made her a star household name.
Fear not, dear readers. Kim’stwitterverse (of course, where else?) has been abuzz with rumors that the fair Kim (no pun intended…okay, pun totally intended which is why I italicized) would not be returning to Bravo’s Atlanta franchise for season 5. On Friday, Kim pacified many a worried viewer, tweeting, “I’ll be back don’t believe rumors!!”
In fact, when many Kim followers started to voice their concern that the voluminous wig wearer was placating her masses, her twitters tweeters tweet peeps fans were relieved when Kim reiterated, “I’ll be back!!! Xxx”
Even though there is no official word from Bravo as to the season five cast, I, for one, can rest assured that if Kim’s wig doesn’t grace my screen next season, I can hopefully watch a twitter inspired video network of her future life. #trademarkedandregisteredsaidtwittervideofeedsobackoffpeoplewhowanttobeonsharktank
In other, and equally important RHOA news, Phaedra Parks is speaking out on eurweb.com about her place on the show and her new career as a funeral director.
As we all know, Phaedra isn’t just a reality star, she’s a savvy business woman and attorney. And due to that, she’s hoping that the show serves as an advertisement for her new other worldly business ventures. It appears that she was picked up for the show just in time to realize her true dream.
Phaedra tells the site, “It wasn’t that I had so much of a desire to be on the Real Housewives of Atlanta. It came at a great time. I was on bed rest. I was pregnant and it was a good opportunity for me to really expand my brand because I had produced TV shows.”
She continues, “I am an entertainment attorney, but I had never been in front of the screen so I understood all the workings of reality except for being a true cast mate. So it gave me an opportunity to say ‘Hey, I have diversified and I can do every part of TV now.’ I know the legal side. I know the technical side and I know the artist side of it.’”
While it’s easy for viewers to see that being a part of the show was a big jump start for Phaedra, she is quick to admit that viewers are the the ones who make the call as to who is popular, who is hated, who needs to stay, and who needs to go. Regardless, Phaedra is very happy with the part she’s played in the franchise and shares what she believes to be the most important aspect of her time with Bravo.
Phaedra asserts, “I think as black people, we have to stop saying this show represents our whole race. We have to vote with our viewership and say ‘On the show we want to see professionals. We want to see mothers. We want to see whatever it is that you actually want to see…[u]nfortunately, as viewers we have sort of bought into the stereotypes that the mass media has shown us for years and we glorify it. One of our biggest characters on there is probably very stereotypical of what we want to admonish as a people, but people love to say ‘Oh we love to see her cut up because that’s what we’re tuning in to see.’”
Amen, Phaedra. I have always thought she brought the comic relief (pickle photo shoots and baby poop, anyone?), but I love to hear her intelligent side give the general opinion of the show. She is, of course, totally correct… people want drama. Sadly, we wouldn’t be tuning in in droves to see the women succeeding in their professional lives. We just like to see Nene Leakes and Kim go at it. #SadForUs
“It’s unfortunate, but I think we have been programmed to want to see drama,” Phaedra continues. “We want to see discord. And when you see people getting along, instead of us actually praising ‘Oh wow, they’re getting along. There’s teamwork. There’s camaraderie. There’s things that’s positive about us as black women,’ people will say ‘Oh, that’s boring. That’s so boring. We don’t want to see that.’ I think we sort of went in a direction where we subscribe to drama and we appreciate that more than sensible behavior.”
In the interview, Phaedra veers away from the show and discusses her dream to own and operate a funeral home. I have to say that for once I don’t think this is a story line Bravo was smart enough to think up on its own, let alone encourage. No offense Andy Cohen, but I do think this has been the long time brainchild of Phaedra herself.
The star speaks candidly about her passion for owning her own mortuary. Phaedra states, “I developed a big desire to be in the funeral home business about five or six years ago. I had a lot of friends that passed away and I was the person that would plan their homegoing services, so that’s how the interest started.” She reveals, “The funeral home I’m going open will be fabulous and the services will be a celebration of life. It will be a family business. My husband, my mother, and my brother will be involved. It’s going to be a great legacy we can leave for our son.”
Bless you, Phaedra. I wish you had been around when I had to plan the funerals of family members. No, I am not Phaedra’s biggest fan, but I do have to applaud what seems like a sincere effort to follow her passion. Bottom line, I do think that if this was the last season we saw of RHOA, ten years from now Phaedra would be embalming our loved ones. And that’s solid on her part.
Finally, turning away from the macabre, I have new cast members to report on…or not report on, as the case may be. Thankfully the Atlanta Journal Constitution is relaying that CNN magnate Ted Turner (the same man who is not, I repeat happily is NOT, Marlo Hampton’s rich older sugar daddy)’s daughter Laura Turner Seydel has been approached by Bravo to join the fifth season.
While she made an appearance on a recent episode to tout her charity, Laura is however way too busy not being uber-dramatic actually doing volunteer work to have her world filmed for the Bravo series.
The site reports that while she did enjoy her minutes in the limelight, she will be turning down Bravo’s offer. Her spokesperson Denise Elsbree claims, “[Laura] really enjoyed that. It was fun. She was able to promote Captain Planet. She works hard to get the message out about the group’s different initiatives.”
After graciously declining Bravo’s invitation, her spokesperson (how many times do I get to quote the actual spokesperson – not a ‘source’ or an ‘insider’ when referring to Bravo-lebrities? Answer: never) states, “[Laura] has a really complicated schedule. She’s on all sorts of boards of foundations and travels all the time. She’s flattered to be considered but there’s no way she could do it.” More respect for you, Mrs. Seydel, more respect.
If you have digested all of this wonderful RHOA info, then clearly you are ready for a preview of tonight’s episode which airs on Bravo at 9PM ET. It’s the third installment of the “ladies’” trip to South Africa and the drama is still high between Marlo and Sheree. When Nene is the voice of reason in screaming match, you know it’s bad! The smalls head to Sheree’s friend’s for dinner while the talls head to Nobu. There is a good deal of fire juggling and Sassafras. The smalls try to set up Kandi with a struggling actor and model, but she didn’t come all the way to Africa to find someone who is fakes it till they make it. With the talls, Cynthia is disappointed that she is with the group that doesn’t want to soak up any culture. Nene eats her sushi with a fork. Can’t wait! A preview clip is below.
ARE YOU EXCITED THAT KIM WILL BE BACK FOR SEASON 5? THOUGHTS ON PHAEDRA’S INTERVIEW? ARE YOU SURPRISED THAT LAURA TURNER SEYDEL WAS APPROACHED FOR THE SHOW?
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PoorKim Kardashian, she overestimated just how much America really loved her and as a result, continues to suffer major backlash following her 72-day marriage, which reportedly garnered her over $17 million!
As we reported during the week, Kimmie and Kris are now at a standstill as Kris wants an annulment on the grounds of fraud, while Kim continues to insist the marriage was real, hence her reason for wanting a divorce over an annulment. In fact, Kim reportedly instructed her lawyers to try to keep the divorce proceedings under wraps and in private–oh the irony!–while Kris wants a televised hearing so the world can finally see Kim and the rest of her family for the fakes that they are.
And according to a new report by Radar Online, Kimmie Kakes is willing to do whatever it takes to keep from being exposed, which includes offering Kris hush money to go away quietly. However, Kris’ lawyer has conveyed to Kim’s attorneys that he is NOT interested in a cash settlement. You go Kris!
“There have been informal settlement talks going on between Kim and Kris’ respective lawyers. Team Humphries has made it crystal clear though that Kris isn’t seeking any money from Kim. Kris doesn’t want one penny from her. His lawyers have said the only terms acceptable for a settlement would be if Kim agrees to Kris’ contention that the marriage was a fraud,” says the source to Radar.
The source continues, “There is a stand-off at this point because Kim will never agree to that, she says the marriage wasn’t a fraud. It just didn’t work out.”
Kris’ lawyer is now moving forward in trying to prove his fraud case, and is planning to question Kim, her pimpmomager Kris Jenner, and E! executives about the now infamous fake Dubai scene they claim was taped in October, which we exposed was actually filmed in December at a film studio in LA… months after the divorce filing.
Another reason Kris wants the annulment over the divorce is because of the prenup he signed. The prenup reportedly prohibits him from speaking negatively of Kim or their marriage, but if he’s able to get an annulment, that prenup would be void, and he would be free to speak his mind.
While Kim continues to remain mum on her divorce and tanking popularity & brand, her BFF Jonathan Chebanis doing her dirty work his darndest to defend her.
Talking to the HollywoodLife blog, the very heterosexual Jonathan first slams Kris for wanting the divorce proceedings made public. “I mean for a guy that doesn’t like [media attention] … it’s really weird that he’s pushing for that to happen,” Jonathan states. “Kim is not doing the fighting, it’s up to the lawyers now. I just think that if he wants to keep pursuing it, he obviously has a big issue.” Perhaps someone needs to tell Jonathan most people wouldn’t take to well to discovering they were nothing but a prop for a famewhore’s reality show!
The wonky-eyed one then goes on to insist the 72-day marriage was very real! “The wedding was not fake, he’ll never be able to prove that the marriage and wedding was fake. It’s impossible,” Jonathan claims.”The wedding was real. I was there from the beginning where Kim was like ‘He’s cute, that guy, I want to meet him!’ You know what I mean? It could never work in court.”
And finally, it seems Kris, 27, has learned his lesson the hard way, as sources close to him are now revealing he is not only completely over Kim, but has also vowed to never marry another phony famewhore!
“Kris is so over Kim,” a source close to him reveals to the HollywoodLife. “He says he never even really knew who the real Kim was.” The source adds, “The Kim Kris fell in love with doesn’t exist anymore. Of course, she broke his heart, but Kris feels he’s a better person now.”
Kris, who is said not to be dating anyone at the moment, is reportedly taking his time before jumping into another romance or marriage. “Kris is more clear about the type of woman he eventually wants to marry and he doesn’t want her to be anything like the Kim you see on the reality show,” the source says. Can ya blame him?
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TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED KIM IS OFFERING KRIS HUSH MONEY TO GO AWAY? DO YOU BELIEVE KRIS WILL BE ABLE TO PROVE HIS FRAUD CLAIM IN THE ANNULMENT CASE?
Taylor Armstrong has been all over the media promoting her book (which has been released to less than stellar reviews according to Amazon), and getting a lot of criticism for allegedly fabricating claims of serious domestic abuse, mainly because fans–and now the media–are starting to wonder why there is no proof! Taylor had yet to provide medical records, police reports, or third-party testimony corroborating her claims, and many of her late husband’s friends and family members are speaking out accusing her of blatant dishonesty!
In an effort to combat detractors and prove that abuse actually happened in her marriage and drum up publicity for her newly released memoir Taylor released her medical record on her Facebook Page. The record is associated with last summer’s eye injury.
Announcing with a Tweet her intentions to release the document, Taylor stated: “For those who continue to say I’m lying. Ur harming women who suffer n silence making them even more afraid 2 speak up & get help. So… I’m releasing my medical records on my FB page in a few minutes.”
Taylor’s record from the Beverly Wiltshire Advanced Imaging Center stems from a June 22, 2011 appointment and classifies her injury as “Trauma and Right Orbital Fracture,” with the treatment including “reconstruction in the coronal and sagital planes.”
“Here’s the first record from the imaging center who examined my eye. Despite what the doubters have said, I will say again — this was not an elective, cosmetic surgery. More to come later,” she wrote.
“I’m not doing it because I have to. I’m doing it because I want to. Calling someone who has been abused a liar is abusive,” she added. Taylor’s medical records do not indicate how she received the injuries or what caused her eye damage, but they certainly substantiate claims that she did not have plastic surgery. Taylor has not released records related to any of her other massive claims of abuse, as chronicled in her book.
I, for one, have never doubted she damaged her eye. The question most people have is what caused the injury. I once severely bruised my orbital plane by banging my head on the roof of my car while wearing sunglasses! Now, of course, this does not mean Taylor was not abused or that this injury was not caused by domestic abuse–I still believe there was mutual abuse in that marriage–but many fans have difficulty believing her, since timelines and stories do not add up. Plus, Taylor has made claims unrelated to abuse that have been proven untrue.
Shortly after releasing the document to a barrage of comments still questioning the authenticity of her claims, Taylor removed it, stating the negative attention was detrimental to abuse victims. Reality Tea obtained a copy of the document and it is below.
“Thank you for all of the support. I’m taking this doc down for now. Because of the hateful comments it’s going to discourage other victims. It’s so awful that people still make excuses. If someone says they’re being abused. believe them. If they go one step further to show proof, don’t abuse them even further by calling them liars, or saying things like ‘doctors can be bought, ‘she could’ve fallen down’, etc. I’m deeply concerned about some of the posters on here and on Twitter,” she wrote.
“I’m glad this abuse topic is a hot one and is being brought out into the light. It’s shown me and others why it’s so hard to get out. Doubters, non-believers, name-callers and unsupportive people are also abusers as they keep the cycle spinning. Don’t be one of those people. This conversation will continue…,” she announced on Facebook.
I wonder if Taylor removed the records in the hopes that she could sell portions of them. I know that sounds cynical, but she has openly stated she needs money and this is obviously a hot topic of interest to many. She did not hesitate to sell the corresponding photos, released in September, after she filed for divorce and shortly before Russell Armstrong took his own life.
I personally believe there is little to nothing Taylor can do to salvage her credibility with fans at this point. Many people simply do not respond well to her character and her behavior. In addition, her actions following Russell’s suicide–particularly agreeing to go through with the storyline of RHOBH–did not sit well with fans. Taylor has proven herself dishonest in the past and her actions do not substantiate her claims that she was a victim (her violent, aggressive, short-tempered approach to her co-stars, for instance).
Taylor has faced constant scrutiny as numerous viewers of the show have questioned both her motives and her honesty concerning what took place in her marriage. As a result, last month Taylor received death threats on Twitter by user Hardboiledpeggs. The disturbing Tweets, threatened both Taylor and her daughter Kennedy. On Jan. 29, @Hardboiledpeggs tweeted: “See u on February 7 ill be there with a book and a rope so i can kidnap u,” to which Taylor responded by saying: “Don’t ever contact me again.” The user, now deleted, then made other threats towards Kennedy.
After an investigation it was discovered that a teenaged girl in New Jersey, who is suffering from mental illness, made those threats. RadarOnline is now reporting that Taylor is considering dropping the charges if the girl seeks help. “Taylor is willing to drop the charges if the girl gets serious mental health counseling,” a law enforcement insider reveals. “Taylor wants that to be done in the juvenile courts in New Jersey, so that the girl will have to be accountable.”
“Taylor is extremely grateful to the FBI for identifying the culprit.” The FBI reportedly took the investigation “very seriously,” as Taylor had a book signing scheduled in New Jersey on February 7th. No one was injured at the signing and increased security was added.
Finally, it seems the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has moved on! Taylor was recently spotted on another date with a mystery man, who not only bares a striking resemblance to Russell Armstrong, but also looks eerily similar to a man she was seen on a date with last month!
Taylor and the unknown gentleman were seen leaving Buddakan Restaurant in NYC. Taylor is in NYC to make the rounds for her new book. As they were leaving the mystery man had his hand on the small of her back, escorting her out the door. Photos below! According to witnesses they were quite cozy over dinner and it certainly appeared to be a date. Was Dr. Sophy standing by to check this man’s mental sanity?
Taylor has repeatedly stated she is not dating anyone, but Taylor says a lot of things… so we’ll see. As Brandi Glanville said, “It’s been like a hot minute!,” but you know what – good for her if she’s happy!
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DID TAYLOR DO THE RIGHT THING RELEASING HER MEDICAL RECORDS? DO THEY HELP SUPPORT HER CLAIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE? IS TAYLOR DATING THE MYSTERY MAN?
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Last Tuesday marked the season premiere of Real Housewives of Orange County. Now in it’s seventh season, Bravo’s original Housewives series suffered from dismal ratings last year, but after shaking things up a bit, garnered about 2.3 million viewers last Tuesday – up 10% from last year’s season premiere.
Pretty impressive for a show most people swore they wouldn’t watch. I knew you would! Perhaps new Housewife Heather Dubrow, along with Tamra Barney and Gretchen Rossi putting their feud to rest, is what attracted more viewers. Or maybe it was other newbie, Sarah Winchester who was bringing the curious?
Sarah, billed as a “Friend of the Housewives,” is a close friend of Gretchen’s and a self-proclaimed heir to the Winchester Rifle fortune. Sarah made her mark when she showed up at Vicki Gunvalson‘s season kickoff party in a pair of ratty, old jeans and hair she forgot to comb. It wasn’t a great first impression.
An even worse impression comes in the form of Sarah’s dating history – most prevalently that she has been crushing hardcore, and apparently having a fling, with former Housewife Jeana Keough‘s eldest son, Shane Keough.
Fans of the show may remember Shane for his straight-up a$$hole outbursts and blatant disregard for his mother – oh yeah and his baseball career. Well it seems Shane has been hooking up with the 33-year-old Sarah for about a year. “They’ve had a fling for over a year,” an insider revealed to Star Magazine. Shane, a former Minor League Baseball player, is eight years younger than Sarah. So, does that make her, like, a cougar?
Sarah’s alleged fling with Shane may make sense given Jeana’s guest appearance this season. Perhaps we’ll see Shane as well! I know you’ve missed him! Upon hearing the news that he is supposedly dating Sarah, Shane immediately denied it via Twitter, answering: “Nooooo<<Weird that I am unaware of this,” when a fan asked about it.
Sadly for Sarah, Shane (who isn’t even admitting to dating her) is a “major upgrade” from the “sleazy guys” she usually dates. Where on earth does Bravo find these classy women?! According to the insider, Sarah whose seeming more and more like a grifter by the minute usually gravitates towards the sugar daddy types!
“She was living off older men,” the insider explained. “She was flying to the Hamptons all the time, always seen court-side at Lakers games, yet she never worked.” Because she’s an heiress. #duh
Apparently, much like Gretchen scored her spot on the show through her affiliation to wealthy former fiance, Jeff Beitzel, Sarah attracted producers, not through Gretchen, but through one of her wealthy, older men! “This rich dude, Kurt,” the insider says, failing to elaborate on just how this “Kurt” is connected to honchos at Bravo. Kurt, a sixty-something Newport Beach businessman, is a former boyfriend of Sarah’s, whom she was able to parlay her relationship with into appearing on RHOC.
Moving on to other less scintillating Housewives news, Vicki opened up about the season premiere and wants us to know she’s a whole new gal! We’ll believe it when we see it, Vicks!
Reflecting on how far she has come since her inaugural season, she is glad Gretchen and Tamra have made amends and are working to put the past behind them, although, she was as shocked by their new friendship as viewers were! “Watching Gretchen and Tamra go to lunch and discuss their past issues was interesting to me. How can Gretchen just put the past behind her and simply forgive Tamra for all the hurt she has put her and Slade through? From what Gretchen has told me, it was easier to forgive then keep fighting,” Vicki explains in her Bravo Blog.
“Maybe that’s a lesson for all of us. I just don’t know if I could do have done it. While I was watching Tamra give Gretchen a friendship bracelet with a key on it and “locking up the past and entering a new future,” I thought WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON HERE?!?”
Vicki, like Tamra, is really, really impressed by Heather. And Vicki thinks they have a lot in common. Sit down for this comment. “Tamra introduced Heather to our group by inviting her to my dinner party. When I met her, it was an immediate ‘Wow’ moment,” Vicki muses. “She was absolutely stunning, classy, and the only one who brought me a hostess gift. I liked her immediately and thought. . .’finally someone I can connect with.’ ” I thought Tamra was her BFFL?! What the heck?!
Vicki also talks that awkward moment when Alexis Bellino ran into her ex-friend whom she believes is secretly in love with her husband after they hooked up fifteen years ago. “I felt bad for Alexis tonight seeing Peggy [Tanous]walk in my dinner party. You could cut the air with a knife. The ended the season finale last year with such an uncomfortable situation with Alexis finding out Peggy dated Jim [Bellino]. How uncomfortable.”
Finally, Vicki gives us an update on her divorce to Donn Gunvalson. Vicki claims the two get along well. “Donn and I are at the final stages of settling our property and our divorce,” Vicki explains. “Donn is still active in my kids’ lives, and we are very amicable, which I am very grateful for. We truly want the best for each other, and realized we weren’t the best for one another.”
“As you will see this year, I am dating a great man named Brooks [Ayers]. He has become my best friend, my true partner, and someone that I really enjoy being with,” she concludes, reminding us that this will be a great season. I hope so!
SURPRISED BY THE RATINGS? DO YOU THINK SHANE AND SARAH ARE HOOKING UP? IS SARAH A GRIFTER OR DO YOU THINK SHE REALLY IS AN HEIRESS? ARE VICKI AND TAMRA STILL FRIENDS OR HAVE THEY “BROKEN UP”?
Last night’s time with the gang from Jersey Shore was just how I like it: Light-hearted, drunken tomfoolery without excessive urine, blurring of Britneys, or vomit, and a stage-five clinger thrown in for good measure. Speaking of measurement, Mike logged in some quality phone time with the Unit.
Mike is disappointed when he calls the Decibel and finds out he’s in Miami. This means he’s not able to come to the Shore to tell Jionni about Snooki’s situation with the Situation. Mike is thrilled to learn, however, that his brother is hooking up with Deena’s sister. There were so many bleeps in that portion of the conversation I felt like Mike was a smoke detector. Mike is being an evil genius right now… minus the genius part.
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Days after the blogs started speculating that Kim Zolciak fired her long-time friend and assistant, Sweetie Hughes, for allegedly stealing from her, Kim is confronting the rumors. Kim insists that is absolutely not true!
Taking to Twitter, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star professed her love for Sweetie after watching a recent episode, and fired back at the accusations that Sweetie stole from the Biermann-Zolciak family. “Love you @sweetieHughes I’m dying laughing over here!!!!!!!! We are a mess!!,” Kim wrote. “@sweetieHughes would never nor has ever stole from me u sick bloggers get a life!!,” Kim explained.
Sweetie replied: “@Kimzolciak lol luv ya 2. Yes we are! And we don’t even show da half of it.”
So what led to the alleged firing? Neither lady will say. Perhaps Kim’s daughterBrielle, who first started the rumors that Sweetie’s employment had been terminated, was simply playing a prank, or maybe she had no idea what happened. Regardless, it looks like Kim and Sweetie get along great and still consider each other friends. Perhaps Kim no longer needed Sweetie’s help; perhaps Sweetie quit. I’m predicting we’ll get more of the scoop on Kim’s spin off, Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding, which airs this spring.
Moving right along - Sheree Whitfield‘s romantic entanglements are being discussed in a new interview she did with VladTV. Sheree talks dating and she’s very single. “I have been on dates,” Sheree explains, “but there’s no one special.”
“I haven’t found that guy where I want to, you know, just stop what I’m doing and hang out with him all the time,” she confesses.
And Sheree reveals she hasn’t seen the infamous Dr. Tiy-E Muhammad since the day when she demanded proof of his credentials. “Who goes on TV pretending to be a doctor, when you’re not a doctor?,” she wonders. Oh, Sheree, who goes on TV pretending to be rich, when you know – they’re not! Everyone who works for Bravo, that’s who!
Sheree also talks other Housewife cities, and although she doesn’t really watch any of the shows, she shares that if she had to choose a lady to add to RHOA from another city it would be fired Housewife Jill Zarin or Gretchen Rossi! Those are suprising choices! A video of Sheree’s interview is below!
DO YOU THINK SWEETIE WAS FIRED OR JUST QUIT? ARE YOU SURPRISED SHEREE WANTS TO WORK WITH JILL ZARIN?
Sometimes it is easy to forget that the ladies of Mob Wives are called “mob wives” for a reason. However, due to the recent drama with Renee Graziano’s father and ex-husband, the women seem less like reality stars and more like the products of their crime family pasts.
Renee’s mobster father Anthony “TG” Graziano was just indicted on racketeering charges… charges that were a result of Renee’s ex-husband Hector “Junior” Pagan going all Benedict Arnold on Renee’s family by wearing a wire to get information from his former father-in-law.
A recent article from the online edition of the New York Post spoke about Renee’s breakdown outside the New York courthouse this week after her father was charged. She talked openly about her ex-husband (who she had hoped to reconcile with on the current season which filmed months ago). Her ex, as you know, ratted out her father by becoming an FBI informant.
As Renee’s father was taken away by U.S. Marshals, the Mob Wives star couldn’t handle the pressure of the given situation. And who can blame her? It was during this real life “Usual Suspects” moment that Renee realized perhaps Junior’s promises of a stronger relationship were nothing more than an attempt to get closer to her father to garner information for a DEA investigation, which would send her father back to the clink. Shame on you, Junior. Not that I’m pro-mobster, but I am totally against betraying your loved ones in exchange for immunity for your own misgivings.
A tearful Renee told the magazine, “They’re in ‘The Life’ with you one day, and then cooperating the next.”
Renee hasn’t seen Junior, who is reportedly in the witness protection program, but she is devastated by the potential effect on AJ, her 17-year-old son, with Junior. She reveals, “My son is taking this very hard. He loves his father.” Continuing, the mama bear is adamant that she “won’t forgive [Junior] for what he did to my son.”
Renee admits that had she known of Junior’s intentions she would have tipped off her father, regardless of the pair’s tumultuous relationship. She cites Junior’s actions as an “immense betrayal.”
“I would have told my father — 100 percent,” Renee promises the magazine.
The article points out that had Renee tipped off her father, she likely would have sealed her ex-husband’s fate. According to the New York Post, the mob is quick to extinguish government informants. As someone who has always been indifferent about Renee on the show, I do hate to hear that she could have potentially been put in such an explosive situation.
With the cameras still rolling for the VH1 hit, Renee chooses to focus on the positive things the series has done for women in her position. While she’s the star of a show which highlights the feminine side of the Mafia world, Renee wants to point out, “This is not about the men. It’s about what women go through.”
And speaking of turncoats, everyone’s favorite overly-enhanced second season addition, Angela “Big Ang” Raiola, gave an interview to Good Day L.A. explaining the seemingly counterproductive concept of having a reality show about people whose family members are literally trying to remain anonymous… you know, because they’re hardened criminals and all.
Huffingtonpost reports on that appearance, saying that in this reality world of the mob, according to our love Big Ang “everybody rats” and the series is in no way on La Cosa Nostra’s radar.
Big Ang can relate to the world of informants, as she herself was arrested in a cocaine bust in 2001 because of one. She admits, “A girlfriend of mine, an informer, had a wire … She went into witness protection and then we all got arrested. I did house arrest … We had parties every day for six months.” Sounds kind of fun, right?
It certainly makes people wonder why these women would do a show when most of their family and friends are involved in a very secret–and very dangerous–crime ridden world. However, Big Ang believes that the secrecy involved with being part of a mob family rarely exists nowadays.
She explains, “How could it be secretive? Everybody’s rats … There’s no more secrets, they’re all ratting each other out. It’s over.”
Of course Big Ang is in the perfect place to call out the turn-coating ways of infamous Mafia crime families. Of her own family, linked to the mob, she admits, “Thank god they’re dead.” It’s definitely hard to hate on a show that exposes your family secrets when your family isn’t around to watch it!
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WHAT DID YOU THINK OF JUNIOR TURNING ON RENEE’S DAD? IS HE JUSTIFIED TO EXPOSE A CRIMINAL OR DID HE OVER STEP THE BONDS OF FAMILY LOYALTY? THOUGHTS ON BIG ANG’S INTERVIEW?