Below, more photos from Teresa Giudice’s party! Caroline Manzo and Melissa Gorga are pictured heading to the ABC studios, Kathy Wakile attends an event, Real Housewives of NYC stars Ramona Singer, Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen step out! Kelly Bensimon is photographed in an actual upstaged paparazzi shot, Kyle Richards wears an interesting attire,plus photos of Nene Leakes, Rachel Zoe& more!
Also below, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, plus Holly Madison, Kendra Wilkinson & more!
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They say when it rains, it pours and unfortunately for Bethenny Frankelit continues to storm.
Just days after the towboat operator who “rescued” her publicly stated she faked the whole ordeal for her reality show, a new report by the Huffington Post is now stating Bethenny did not receive the widely reported$120 million for the sale of her Skinnygirl drink line earlier this year. Just how much did she earn? $8.1 million — a far cry from the reported amount.
The Huffington Post uncovered the SEC quarterly financial disclosures posted on Fortune Brands’ (the company Bethenny sold her line to) website yesterday which revealed the acquisition of the Skinnygirl cocktail business was for $8.1 million. The statement read, “…the acquisition of the Skinnygirl ready-to-drink cocktail business ($8.1 million).” Below is another excerpt from the disclosures -
“In March 2011, we acquired the Skinnygirl ready-to-drink cocktail business. The acquisition included inventory and identifiable intangible assets. In addition to goodwill, we recorded contingent consideration, which is based on the achievement of certain sales targets. In future periods, the Company may be required to record contingent consideration in an amount not in excess of approximately $25 million. Any change in the Company’s estimated liabilities for contingent consideration will impact operating income in future periods.”
To sum this up, Bethenny received $8.1 million upfront and stands to earn up to an additional $25 million based on future sales, incentives, meeting high targets etc. W.O.W.Z.E.R.S. That puts the full possible sum of the sale at $33.1 million. While still definitely impressive — it is definitely a far cry from the reported $120 million.
Ramona Singer expressed her doubts about that amount back in May citing the amount was likely closer to $30 million. Who would have thought Ramona had it right? “I was thinking before that figure came out she got about $30 million total,” Ramona said. “And divided that between her and her partners David, and usually they do a pay out, they don’t give you the money up front, they pay you out over time.”
In Bethenny’s defense, she has never confirmed that $120 mil amount, but then again she never denied it. I guess the question now is should she have spoken up and publicly stated the number was way off? It will be interesting to see how Bethenny responds to this. She has yet to comment on this latest finding.
Moving on to Bethenny’s other dilemma aka Lost-at-sea-gate. The original story by Bethenny, star of Bethenny Ever After, was that she alongside her husband Jason Hoppy, her therapist and a Bravo camera crew were lost at sea for over 20 hours after their GPS malfunctioned.
Bethenny first gave an interview to E! News recounting the ordeal which she described as “traumatic.” And then during an appearance on The Ellen Show, she told host Ellen DeGeneres that she tipped tow boat operatorTim Russell$2,800 for safely returning her to shore.
Right away, some questioned the authenticity of Bethenny’s story which led the Jewish Journal to find Tim and interview him about what really happened. Tim had some very harsh words to say about Bethenny as he revealed she was never in any real danger while insisting that the navigation system was working when he received the call. Tim also added he was only called to help after the Coast Guard refused due to the lack of danger. To top it off, Tim said he never received the $2,800 tip from Bethenny.
Wowzers. Bethenny is now firing back in an attempt to defend herself. She is still sticking to her story as she tells E! News she was indeed lost at sea.
“Fiction? For some reason the craziest things just happen to happen to me,” she tells E!. “Not many people have an iguana poop in their suite on their honeymoon or their baby nurse attempt to baptize their child.”
“I wish that boat trip were fiction rather than the nightmare it actually was,” added Bethenny. “My truth is stranger than fiction.”
Bethenny also made the following tweets: “I will ALWAYS be honest with my fans. I know you know that!” She added: “Let’s review last week’s idiocies 1)I have a”nice”coach 2)I’m getting divorced 3)I’m pregnant 4)I lied re:being lost at sea Anything else?”
For someone as brash and honest as Bethenny, I was expecting a better defense of herself especially if someone is falsely accusing her of lying. I personally feel she should have answered the tough questions such as did she really tip Tim $2,800? And why would Tim come out and state her story was fake? I can’t imagine a man who was tipped $2,800 woould publicly state that he wasn’t.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST? SHOULD BETHENNY HAVE SPOKEN UP ABOUT THE REPORTED $120 MILLION SALE AMOUNT? DO YOU BELIEVE BETHENNY OR TIM?
It’s no secret (though it is a komplete surprise) that the Kardashian Konglomerate is a big-moneymaking business. Led by Pimp Momager, Kris Jenner Kardashian, the family has raked in millions starting with a little thing like an accidentally leaked sex tape. Well, I have more bad news…
After earning a reported $65 million in 2010, it seems the Sisters Kardashian are slated to make… wait for it: $200-$300 MILLION dollars in the the next year alone from their Kardashian Kollection for Sears. But it gets better as they are predicted to be closing in on a Billion-Dollar empire in the next 2 years!
Brian Dow, a partner at APA Talent and Literaly Agency who reps the brands komprised of the Kardashian Kingdom, tells Women’s Wear Daily: “The Kardashians could easily be a billion-dollar business worldwide in the next two years.”
Especially since they are planning to take their Sears Kollection global with markets in the U.K., Italy, and Australia. I feel so bad for those other countries. Or should I say kountries? Wow – that’s an incredible payout for such cheap and tacky clothes!
In addition to dressing like the sisters, people apparently want to smell like the Kardashians too, as their fragrance lines are huge money-makers!
“Kardashian is the type of brand that can afford to be everywhere — we’re not concerned about overexposure,” says Philip Zellner, CEO of Lighthouse Brands, the company that produces the Kardashian fragrances.
“Everyone who watches and reads about them feels like they know them, that they’re part of their family. There is an aspirational aspect that the consumer looks up to, as well as the day-to-day drama,” Mr. Zellner believes.
Because according to Mr. Zellner, the four fragrance lines kreated by the Kardashians – three (and a fourth on the way!) from Kim and one unisex fragrance from Khloe and husband Lamar Odom – are expected to generate $50M! Who is buying this stuff?! I am seriously perplexed!
So, just to break it down in the next couple years these ladies could be raking in close to a billion dollars! Kue the lawsuits that will likely be rolling in… especially considering they are already being accused of kopy-katting.
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Did you feel nauseous after learning about the prospective income the Kardashians may earn pedaling their wares? Have you ever a purchased a K product? Would you?
On last night’s episode of The Rachel Zoe Project, Jerewhinah tried and tried his damndest but the numbers just didn’t add up. Rachel was honored by The Hollywood Reporter as the top stylist in the world and they styled a huge Elle Magazine bikini shoot.
Rachel is strategizing with Joey and Jerewhinah on an upcoming Elle Shoot. The idea is bikinis, big costume jewelry and old Hollywood glam. Original.
While Rachel is doing what she does best: working, Rodger is doing what he does best: complaining! Rodger goes to his buddy’s house to have coffee and whine about how busy and self-absorbed his wife is and to obsess about how he can’t control her. He doesn’t want to be Mr. Mom; he just wants Rachel to sit at home and pop out babies ala Donna Reed.
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The local newspaper reports that Jack, 40, was shot several times, including a fatal shot to the head, after his home was broken into by a man who was previously dating Jack’s current girlfriend.
Omarosa has asked for privacy during this time and released the following statement: “We thank everyone for their amazing outpouring of support surrounding the tragic death of my brother Jack. … Right now it is an extremely difficult time and we ask that you allow family privacy to grieve and make all necessary arrangements.”
The assailant, Marco Cardenas, who is currently on probation for a felony breaking and entering case, forced his way into the home of Jack Manigault and ran into the bedroom where he fired several shots. He was arrested shortly after the murder and found armed.
Jack, who served a 2 ½ year prison sentence for aggravated assault and was arrested in 2003 for obstructing official business and possession of drugs and weapons, has since turned his life around according to family.
Of her brother, Omarosa remembers: “My brother was so special to us! We loved him unconditionally and we were so proud of him when he turned his life around and gave his life to God two years ago.”
Our sympathies are with the family in the wake of this incredible tragedy. May he rest in peace.
Kim confirmed on her twitter page that she will be tying the knot with NFL beau/baby daddy Kroy Biermann!
“I am happy announce that YES @biermann71 and I are engaged! I’m on a cloud and so blessed!!” tweeted Kim. She later added: “Thank u ALL so much 4 the Congrats on our engagement I have never been happier @biermann71 has made me smile from day 1! Appreciate the ♥!”
Kim, 33, and Kroy, 26, who plays for the Atlanta Falcons, have been together for over 18 months. The two met during the filming of the RHOA last year.
Kroy and Kim welcomed their first child together — a son back in June. Kim has two daughters from previous relationships.
Following the engagement announcement, Kim also tweeted a photo of herself and Kroy with popular wedding planner Colin Cowie. That pic is below as well as some other recent pictures of Kim from the last week!
Filming on the upcoming 4th season of the RHOA is in its last days so it’s likely Kim’s engagement will be a part of the season!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KIM’S ENGAGEMENT? HAPPY FOR HER?
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However, last night’s elimination was just as exciting for me. Why? First of all, the “celebrities” watching in the ballroom got to put in their two cents on the performances. Hello Pee-Wee Herman! Greetings Donny Osmond! Great to see you Steve Sanders Ian Ziering! And of course Courteney Cox Arquette and Kris and Bruce Jenner Kardashian have their say. It’s like the who’s who of has-beens (not you, Courteney…I hope).
Susan Boyle performed Unchained Melody “the song from Ghost” according to Brooke Burke Charvet, but I think the Everly Brothers claimed it first. Ricki Lake is the first celebrity deemed safe, followed by my man J.R. Martinez. Rob Kardashian isn’t so lucky…he’s potentially on the chopping block.
Julianne Hough also returned “home” to the DWTS stage where she got her start to perform a routine with her co-star from the movie Footloose. They are accompanied by the musical stylings of Blake Shelton singing the iconic Kenny Loggins’ song. Girlfriend is a talented dancer…let’s hope she’s half as good an actress because this DWTS is just one long advertisement for her remake.
The next three pairs are showcased. Viewers relive Chynna Phillips‘ choreography black-out, Carson Kressley’spirate booty dance, and the routine that the judges called Chaz Bono’s best to date. Chaz and last night’s lowest scoring Carson are safe, with Chynna joining Rob in the bottom three.
The siblings Hough perform the twist together before the fate of the remaining three couples is revealed. Hope Solo and David Arquette are safe, but Nancy Grace must boogie her way to the to the bottom. The bottom three are solidified with Rob owning three more points than Chynna or Nancy.
Nancy Grace is the first saved of the the three, and Chynna Phillips, the front runner at the season’s opener, is eliminated. Rob Kardashian can breath another sigh of relief…he’ll be around for next week’s 80′s themed dancing.
DO YOU THINK CHYNNA SHOULD HAVE BEEN VOTED OFF THE SHOW? WHAT DID YOU THINK OF JULIANNE’S RETURN? WHO DO YOU THINK WILL BE THE NEXT TO GO?
On last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the ladies went back in time to West Beverly High to relive their high school days of catty drama, cliques, and mean girls. Oh, I love a good time warp! The only thing missing was some killer acid wash jeans and a pouf bang!
Lisa and Ken are preparing for a dinner party to celebrate the return of Pandora and Jason from NYC. Lisa is cooking dinner (yes, it appeared that she was actually preparing food sans chef) whilst Ken assisted with the wine tasting. Lisa’s son Max got on the phone with his girlfriend and dropped an “I love you” leaving Lisa in a tailspin. While she is all but marching Pandora down the aisle, she isn’t sure about some other girl stepping on her toes where Max is concerned!
From domestic divas to people who don’t know what their microwave looks like, Taylor is making cookies from a box and needs Dana’s help. Both ladies don aprons and then poke at a bowl of unconvincing looking batter while lamenting about Adrienne’s BBQ where the notorious c-o-c-k incident occurred! Taylor mentions the upcoming “Game Night” she was supposed to host at her house but asks if Dana can take over since she has too many … issues going on. Event planner Dana is fine with hosting the big event, but will be outsourcing the planning cause she’s too busy. Keep in mind, Dana’s career is Event Planning and she supposedly has put on events like the Grammy’s.
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