Two weeks after filing for divorce and just days after revealing she endured physical abuse in her marriage, Taylor is now being sued alongside her estranged husbandRussell Armstrong for $1.5 million in an alleged internet scam.
In the lawsuit filed Friday in L.A. Superior Court, MyMedicalRecords.com alleges the two pocketed more than $1 million from people by misleading them into thinking they were investing in the company.
The suit claims Taylor and Russell, who is described as a venture capitalist, "successfully and secretly" funneled money away from MMR and into their own pockets.
The company is also accusing the duo, whose sketchy past was unveiled earlier this year, of misusing the funds to "live a lavish lifestyle" including paying for interior decorating on their mansion, and investing in a fancy restaurant with actress Eva Longoria.
Taylor has yet to comment on the lawsuit while Russell's attorney claims MMR is struggling economically and describes the lawsuit as "groundless" and a "shakedown."
It has been a very busy last 2 days in theBig Brotherhouse as a new HOH was crowned on the live feeds, and two of the Houseguests were nominated yesterday!
When the live show ended on Thursday all of the HGs, with the exception of Rachel, were participating in the endurance competition — something the Veteran alliance feared because they felt Danielle would excel in such a comp.
So did Danielle win or did one of the Veterans win? Let’s face it; the newbies are pretty useless at this point in the game. Well the spoilers are below.
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In an interview with the HollywoodLife, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps is still reeling from the reunion over some comments made by Ramona Singer. Ramona revealed LuAnn had an open marriage with her ex-husband (something LuAnn has still yet to deny) and Ramona also questioned her parenting skills.
“It was very upsetting that I have women that are attacking an old marriage when I’m finally happy and I have a new relationship,” LuAnn says. “The only thing that they could pull out of their hat was to attack my old marriage which is very desperate. I find that they would use my family as a way of getting to me — I think it’s the lowest of the low.” They? Wasn’t Ramona the only one who brought up her marriage? And while the Countess didn’t come right out and attack Ramona’s marriage, she did insinuate Mario was cheating on WWHL after the psychic episode aired.
The Countess also slams Ramona for bringing up her daughter during the reunion. “She has no moral threshold. It’s very upsetting to have a woman — we’ve been in this together since the beginning — that has no moral standards or doesn’t keep her word first of all and second of all that she would go so low to go after my children. That’s just not OK,” says Luann.
And of course Luann’s BFF Jill Zarin also had to chime in. “Ramona was being hypocritical,” reveals Jill. “For the last couple of seasons, Ramona has been relentless about exposing LuAnn’s problems in her marriage, talking about LuAnn cheating, and saying all these things. [And] we agreed four years ago when we started filming that children were off limits.”
Err didn’t Jill spend the first two seasons talking about Alex McCord’s kids misbehaving?
“God forbid her [Ramona's] daughter ever goes through a tough time in her life and to have one her co-stars bring attention to it,” continues Jill. “Ramona and LuAnn had talked about some issues and agreed to not talk about it on the show — and she broke her promise. I couldn’t stand to witness it. I was angry. I was very protective.”
As for Ramona, she expresses regret over her comments about Luann’s daughter (she stated Luann’s daughter had been to 4 schools in 4 years). “The only thing I regret is talking about her daughter,” Ramona confesses. But “I think she knows how I feel. LuAnn pushed my buttons. They didn’t show it fully on the show. And I thrashed back and it was impulsive (that makes me Ramona). I’m not a liar, but it was disrespectful for her daughter. She threw me against the wall.”
And if there’s one thing to be learned about the RHONY drama, it is that it’s all real as in these women really do hate each other both on and off screen, as evident by this reunion clip. In fact, the Huffington Post is reporting things are very “toxic” amongst the ladies to the point that Bravo is now worried if they will be able to continue doing the show together. Evidently you can have TOO MUCH drama on a housewives series. Who knew?
“Things have gotten so bad that producers are worried that this cast can no longer film together,” several insiders reveal. “All the ladies have long memories and will not let the smallest thing go. The level of hatred at the moment is so high that it’s toxic and all consuming. It doesn’t make for good TV drama. Now it’s just petty and sad.” Petty and sad indeed.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON LUANN AND JILL’S COMMENTS? DID RAMONA GO TOO FAR? HAS THE SHOW BECOME TOXIC?
About Taylor’s impending divorce, Kyle tells People,”She’s going to pull through. She’s a beautiful girl, she’s a smart girl; she’ll get through it.” Kyle has been trying to take her cast mate’s mind off of the currents situation with fun distractions like a recent beach day for the pals and their daughters. Commenting on Taylor and Russell’s five-year-old daughter Kennedy, Kyle continues,”Kennedy’s doing well. She’s doing great. She’s kind of oblivious to what’s going on.”
As for the long-term, Kyle believes that her friend will make it through this a stronger person. And as for Kyle, she’s just doing what any good girlfriend would do. She says, “I’ve seen her a lot lately. I love Taylor, and I know she’s going through a hard time right now. I’m just being there as a friend.”
Kyle is about to get a lot busier as well. RadarOnline reports she is returning to her acting roots, and I for one, was a HUGE fan of her in Disney’s frightening (well frightening for Disney) Watcher in the Woods. Kyle will be starring in an upcoming Lifetime movie entitled Deadly Sibling Rivalry. Should her sister Kim Richards (the bigger of the two as far as child stars go…need I remind you of the awesomeness of the Witch Mountain movies?) watch her back? “Don’t think too much into the title,” jokes Kyle.
Also on the horizon for Kyle is a handbag line and a book, a la niece Paris Hilton. However, nearest and dearest to Kyle’s heart is the housewives franchise. She is very excited about the upcoming season, despite ending on a sour note with some of her cast mates. Kyle admits, “The reunion was absolutely torture: It’s absolutely torture because you see things that the girls are saying that you never knew they said about you, and all of a sudden you’re like, ‘Wait a minute! I thought that we were friends? I thought we were OK?’” Nevertheless, it’s her favorite business venture.
And just because it’s too cute/strange not to mention, Kyle’s precious toddler Portia, with hottie husband Mauricio Umansky, is the newest member of the Twitterverse. You can follow Kyle’s youngest daughter as she spouts sweet sentiments such as “Dear God, I love u in the morning like a diamond ring.” A collective “awww” please!
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF KYLE’S NEW ACTING CAREER? WILL YOU BE FOLLOWING PORTIA ON TWITTER?
Get ready for a deluge of Kardashian news – as the family has been busy, busy bees this week!
First off, as we all know Kim Kardashian recently revealed onKeeping Up With the Kardashians that she suffers from psoriasis, a skin condition momanger Kris Jenner also shares. As Kim explained on her show: “People don’t understand the pressure on me to look perfect. When I gain a pound, it’s in the headlines. Imagine what the tabloids would do to me if they saw all these spots?” After revealing her medical condition on TV, naturally the next step is an US Weekly article giving us more details!
Luckily for Kimmie, her condition is treatable and not debilitating, but according to a Dr. Eric Schweiger who was interviewed for the magazine: “Psoriasis flares up during times of increased stress or illness, so it’s important to manage stressors.” Uh-oh. Stressors like impending nuptials?
Thanks to Kim’s revelation, she is now being hailed as a hero by the psoriasis community! “Kim Kardashian is brave to come out when her stock and trade is being so beautiful, and I think she’s got a lot of self-confidence to do that,” said Catie Coman, director of communications for the National Psoriasis Foundation. Photos of Kim’s psoriasis below.
Speaking of Kim’s upcoming nuptials, TMZ has recently revealed her wedding invitation and they are surprisingly classy and elegant! Her wedding planner must be working overtime to ensure this wedding doesn’t get too Kardashian-ed (re: tacky, ala glitter ponies). The wedding, which is being hosted by Kris and Bruce Jenner, of course, will take place August 20 as previously suspected. The wedding is strictly black tie and will be held in Montecito, California — near Oprah‘s mansion. A photo of the invitation is below.
And finally, after revealing that 15-year-old Kendall Jenner was on birth control on the last episode of their show, it seems the Katrashian family knows no boundaries! The TMI continues this Sunday on the upcoming episode when we discover pimp momager Kris Jenner has some personal issues.
Kris once again focuses on her leaky bladder issues on the new episode as Khloe tells her to see a doctor over her ‘leaks.’ Is nothing off-limits to these people? The new episode airs Sunday at 10/9c of E! and you can see the preview clip here.
Were you surprised when Kim revealed her psoriasis diagnosis? What do you think of Kim and Kris’ wedding invitations and Kris’ TMI?
Days after taking some low blows at her ex-fiance Hugh Hefner, Playmate Crystal Harris is now apologizing, admitting she went too far.
During Crystal’s interview on the Howard Stern Show on Tuesday, she stated sex with Hef only lasted “like two seconds” and that she was definitely “not turned on by” him.
Crystal has now taken to her twitter to apologize. “The Stern interview scared me, he’s harsh,” wrote Crystal. “I was unprepared and blurted out things I shouldn’t have said, I’m sorry,” she added.
It also appears Hef, who was adamant Crystal was lying about their lack of a sex life, accepts Crystal’s apology. “Crystal apologized for her Howard Stern interview, which I appreciated. It didn’t have much to do with reality,” tweeted Hef. “I think Crystal told Howard Stern what he wanted to hear. That’s her MO with most everyone,” he added in a tweet to a fan.
Hef also claimed they had a great sex life in a now deleted tweet from earlier this week. “The sex with Crystal the first night was good enough so that I kept her over two more nights,” wrote the 85-year-old.
Good thing for Hef, some gold-diggers Playmates have come to his defense in light of Crystal’s comments. “I’ve heard girls say they have a lot of fun in there,” said Playmate Hiromi Oshima to PEOPLE. “Hef is a lover,” said Dani Mathers, who works at Playboy TV. “I think they definitely had sex more than that one time and it wasn’t two minutes. Hef definitely has a sex life.”
Photo credit: Rachel Worth / WENN.com
TELL US – WHEN IT COMES TO HEF’S SEX LIFE, WHO DO YOU BELIEVE? THE PLAYMATES OR CRYSTAL? PLUS THOUGHTS ON CRYSTAL’S APOLOGY?
With less than a week until the season 4 premiere, theJersey Shore cast is starting to do some press to promote the show while also filming season 5 at the same time.
In a new interview with Extra, Snookidiscusses her car crash in Florence, Italy which ultimately led to her license being suspended. “The brakes weren’t really working in our Fiat. They were, like, old. I tried to use the brakes and they didn’t work,” said Snooki of the fender bender. “So to avoid the cops, I ran right into a wall so I didn’t hurt anybody.”
Snooki adds that the cast stayed close to home following the crash. “The only time we [drove was] to the gym, so after that nobody went to the gym — we’d just walk around,” she tells Extra.
Moving on to the on-again off-again poster couple Ronnieand Sammi. As we reported weeks ago, the two once again got back together during filming in Italy.
And surprisingly, they are still going strong today though something tells us they’ve probably had 10 breakups between then and now. While talking to Extra, Sammi admits they are indeed “back together,” adding they are now “moving forward each day in the right direction.” Uh uh. When Ronnie is asked if he thinks fans want to see them back together, he answered – “I think fans want to see us together but not fighting. They want to see us together and happy.” Something tells us fans would rather not see them together at all since that always equals fighting.
In the same interview, Vinnyreveals we will have to wait and see if he got to meet his family in Italy. AndThe Situation’s favorite Italian phrase? It translates into “let’s go back to the house” of course.
The Italian season 4 of Jersey Shore premieres August 4 on MTV at 10/9c.
One of those lucky men is J.P. Rosenbaum who is now the target of some not so flattering tabloid reports. According to a new cover story by In Touch Weekly, J.P. is a jealous and controlling person who is still not over his ex.
The mag claims that J.P., who seems like a sweet and happy guy on the show, has been living a double life for the sake of the cameras. “J.P. was severely depressed over the breakup when he tried out for the show,” reveals a Bachelorette insider. In fact, “he only tried out for The Bachelorette at the insistence of a friend who wanted to snap him out of his heartbreak.”
That ex is Stephanie Kerman, a 27-year-old publicist in NYC, who reportedly broke J.P.’s heart back in 2008, and has since moved on with another serious boyfriend. A source however insists J.P. just can’t seem to totally move forward. “After she broke up with him, he would send her flowers at work, and I remember him showing up at the office more than once,” a friend of Stephanie’s explains.
The friend adds that jealousy and other factors led to their breakup. “I think he is a very jealous person,” says the friend. “Stephanie met someone she was attracted to, and that was the beginning of the end of their relationship… J.P. was a nice guy, but he seemed a little controlling.”
And this might be a problem for Ashley if J.P. is the guy she is currently engaged to. In Touch adds that even though J.P. has told Ashley he loves her and might be receiving the final rose on the finale, he may still be too damaged by “the one that got away” to live happily ever after with Ashley.
You can read more about this story in the latest issue of In Touch Weekly.
TELL US – IF ASHLEY PICKS J.P., IS THIS RELATIONSHIP DOOMED ALREADY?