On last night’s episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey, Bravo offers us a different perspective on the most infamous family feud in reality TV history, and quite possibly everything is the fault of Joe and Joe. Go figure.
Arriving at The Caroline’s parents’ house in the middle of a scary dark woods, making me think this is a Steven King movie instead of an episode of RHoNJ — Caroline explains that Chris Laurita has started a mysterious new business that produces something mysterious and all the employees will be her blessed boys and some other rando nephew who will be setting up office in her parents’ old house.
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Pandora Vanderpump, who was featured on the first season of the hit show, is Lisa’s daughter with husband of 29 years Ken Todd. Pandora got married to beau Jason Sabo on Saturday! RadarOnline reports her nuptials took place — where else — but at her parent’s lavish 15,000 sq ft. Beverly Hills estate.
“I can’t explain the love and warmth that filled the room and our hearts last night,thank you all for your messages,my daughter is married!” tweeted Lisa yesterday.
Radar reports Bravo cameras were not on hand to tape the wedding but some photos posted online show camera crews taping Pandora as she prepared to walk down the aisle. Perhaps Bravo taped the preparations but not the actual event. Some photos from the wedding are below!
In other news, TMZ is reporting that just a day after Russell Armstrongcommitted suicide, a business associate of his also took his own life.
The day after Russell’s body was found hanging, Alan Schram, the managing partner at an L.A-based hedge fund, was found dead on August 16 outside of his car with a gunshot to his head. The L.A. County Coroner concluded Alan’s death was a suicide.
TMZ adds that Russell and Alan were friends as well as members of an exclusive group called Tiger 21 which is described as an “organization of high net-worth folk who jawbone with each other about investments.”
Taylor and some of her RHOBH castmates reportedly expressed shock over Alan’s death and the timing at Russell’s memorial. While Russell’s attorney has publicly stated he was in deep financial trouble, it is unknown whether Alan was also experiencing financial difficulty. No word yet on whether or not Bravo will be blamed for this tragic death as well.
And finally, the Huffington Post is reporting that Taylor Armstrongand her daughter Kennedy are now living at the home of Kyle Richards in their time of grief.
“Kyle’s only concern at the moment is Taylor and Kennedy,” a friend of Kyle’s reveals. “She has had Kennedy staying at her house. She returned from the Bahamas when the news broke and went straight to Barnes and Noble to pick out books for Kennedy to read. She also got her a little necklace with an angel so she could feel safe. Kyle has been the glue that has kept all the housewives together during this period.”
The report adds that as of the moment, Bravo is still planning to premiere the second season of the show on Sep. 5.
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It’s like Christmas, Jersey Shore style with two new episodes airing within 72 hours of one another. And of course, MTV needs to capitalize on the VMAs by finishing the Rawn/Mike smackdown right before the awards show airs. Brilliant.
The show begins with Sammi stupidly placing herself between a roided Rawn and a flipping out crazy insane Situation. Mike loses it and slams his head into the concrete wall before crumbling to the ground. Intelligence just abounds on this show. JWoww attempts to get some sort of reaction from a dazed and confused Mike, while the ever gentlemanly Rawn mocks Sammi’s tears and blames her for not telling him about Mike’s gossip sooner. “Stawp Rawn!” Poor Sammi is able to get out the way before being manhandled by her sensitive (ex) boyfriend.
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According to TMZ, some deranged fans have decided to start sending death threats to the family of Shelly Moore. While Shelly wasn’t the one who nominated fan favorite Jeff or ultimately voted him out after the tie, she did betray her alliance with Big Jeff by voting for him.
Sources close to Shelly reveal her family has received multiple phone calls from people threatening violence and even making threats against her 8-year-old daughter. Disgusting.
The threats are not ending with Shelly’s family as her employer has also been receiving harassing phone calls from fans demanding they fire her because of the way she voted on the show.
Shelly’s family is reportedly taking the threats very seriously and are preparing to get the FBI involved. Good. Now I’m no fan of Sneaky Snake Shelly but threatening her family or anyone for that matter is beyond deranged.
Big Brother’s Executive Producer Allison Grodner also spoke out via twitter to condemn the threats: “No matter how much you dislike an HG, this is wrong! True BB fans do not try to ruin lives. Please stop!”
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THIS NEWS? IS SHELLY YOUR LEAST FAVORITE BB HG?
If there’s one thing you can count on when it comes to a Kelly Kra-kra Bensimon interview, it is that she is guaranteed to leave you with an epic quote or two!
In a new interview with OK Magazine, the muscular and curve-less Real Housewives of New York City star encourages women to show off their curves, you know, like she does.
“I don’t want people to be skinny. I want them to be happy and healthy and smoking hot. If you have curves show them off, and if you don’t have curves work out so you can get them,” said Kelly.
Kelly, who graces the latest cover of Shape magazine, also feels she is an inspiration to all women out there. “I think it’s really exciting for a lot of people to see someone 43 on the cover of Shape, because it’s something that they can do,” Kelly told OK!. “It’s not like I’m über thin. It’s not like I’m not eating. I eat well. I exercise a lot and I promote healthy living.”
When asked who shot her very airbrushed/almost unrecognizable cover, Kelly credits her ex-husband Gilles Bensimon. “Everytime that I do a photoshoot I always choose him, because he loves me so much and wants me to be a better version of me, which is very, very cool,” she shared. “Also he loves beautiful women and I want to be as beautiful as I can for everyone else.” The jokes just write themselves.
In a separate interview with Good Day New York, Kelly makes it clear she would like to return for another season of the RHONY citing she had a great season this year. And why wouldn’t she? She had the whole Brunette gang treating her with kids gloves while pretending she wasn’t cra cra!
“I actually had a really good time with it this year,” she said. “I mean, this was my opportunity to really, really show who I am and not be in a combative situation. It was two seasons of just constantly being berated all the time.”
We should be finding out any day now if Kelly will indeed be returning to RHONY for a new season. I personally can’t imagine Bravo would invite her back.
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TELL US – DO YOU WANT KELLY’S “CURVY” BODY? SURPRISED SHE WANTS TO RETURN FOR ANOTHER SEASON?
In an effort to keep that money train going–her words, not mine–Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozadadishes to VH1 about her cast mate Meeka Claxton, being a villain on the show, and her now settled feud with Tami Roman plus the update on her Non-factor tshirts. Check out excerpts of her interview below, followed by head b*tch in chargeShaunie O’Neal’s thoughts on Meeka and her potential return next season.
Do you ever worry that people see you as a villain on this show?
You need to have a really thick skin to be on this show. I know Suzie can’t even watch the show after we’re done taping because she can’t take it, but you have to get used to that and expect that people will label you. I think people take me being honest and straightforward as me being a bitch but I don’t see anything wrong with that. I’d rather be a villain than a sweet girl, that’s not me.
Honesty is such a big issue on the show.
Everyone’s not honest though. That’s why there’s problems with certain cast members. They aren’t honest and they create drama and lies. That’s why there’s the drama we have on the show. Meeka running around and talking about everybody, it got her in a mess. Meeka just came on as a fan of the show, she sent her picture in, she really wanted to be on the show, the producers didn’t search for her. She tried so hard to fit in instead of just being herself and that’s where things backfired.
You never had direct drama with her, that we saw anyway. Was there any more to your relationship?
After watching the show and seeing certain comments that she made like “I felt that they wanted me to choose sides,” it pisses me off because we made it very clear when we first met and it was on film, “Make your own opinions.” We told her how we feel but base your own opinions. But during filming, I told her to her face, “I don’t like you and I don’t hate you. I feel nothing toward you.” She hasn’t done anything to me directly, it’s just that, why would she say that? And this bullsh*t lawsuit she has with Tami, I think it’s ridiculous.
Even before the fight episode aired, Tami had been saying that Meeka was not a victim and that, you know, she raised her hand up and all that. From what you saw, is that what happened?
Look, this is my thing, everybody handles things differently and as anybody knows, Tami has a temper and especially if you’re lying about her and Meeka was twisting around Tami’s words and it’s kind of…maybe you wouldn’t handle the situation that way but when you’re talking about Tami…
Did you ever think Tami’s lawsuit against you would happen?
No, I thought it was ridiculous. I continued to sell the shirts and I’m still selling them.
So what’s the deal with that, didn’t you max out at your 500 shirts?
You know what, I could probably guess that I sold more than 500 but I didn’t look at my quarterly numbers. I didn’t want to come here lying, so I just chose not to know. I didn’t check.
Don’t you worry about breaking your word with Tami? What if she’s upset that you went over that limit?
I’d say that everyone’s here to make money, everyone signs on to this show for a reason, to promote something, so this opportunity came to me, it was a topic of conversation on the show, and I would be an idiot not to profit from it. Listen, it’s a recession!
What does Chad think about Jennifer’s comments about him?
Chad doesn’t really care about anything. We ran into her at the movie theater and they didn’t talk and that made me very uncomfortable, so obviously the fact that he hasn’t said anything says a lot. I feel like I’m in the middle. And it stems from the interview.
Do you ever watch the show and regret anything or wish the fights didn’t happen?
I think everyone does. But you’re forced to deal with things you normally wouldn’t deal with. So you’re already going into filming pissed and and then things happen and it just builds and builds and builds and things happen…We really are nice people though, I swear.
Also adding her two cents about Meeka is ringleader producer Shaunie O’Neal. Of her costar, Shaunie says, “I didn’t spend a lot of time with her, I experienced her on a few occasions, but the most time I spent with her was in Rome and that’s when I figured out that she was a little sketchy…but I still gave her the benefit of the doubt.” However, it was that fateful trip to Italy when Shaunie realized that their friendship wasn’t going to work.
She continues, “I knew she was not going to mesh with any of us. I just don’t find her to be an honest person at all and I think her intentions, I don’t know exactly what they were. We have a mutual friend outside the show who let me know that she wanted to come on and be this star and shine, but the way she chose to do it, not so much. All of us could probably take a vote right now and never want to see Meeka again and that’d be just fine.”
As for a potential season four of the show, Shaunie admits that she’d be just fine if Meeka didn’t return. Um, doesn’t she have control over that? Of course, since Shaunie just simply hates drama (eyes rolling), I’m betting we’ll see Meeka at least a little bit next season.
THOUGHTS ON EVELYN AND SHAUNIE’S COMMENTS ABOUT MEEKA? SURPRISED EVELYN IS STILL MAKING THE NON FACTOR T-SHIRTS? DO YOU WANT MEEKA WILL RETURN FOR SEASON FOUR?
In her blog for the Hollywood Life, Vienna, 25, refers to Jake as being phony. While there have been reports that Jake has been dating his BP costar Erica Rose since filming ended on the show, Vienna, who is now friends with Erica, denies those reports.
“Glad to know that Erica figured out what Jake was like after the show was over, when that “fake” romance never came and saw her,” wrote Vienna. She also took Jake to task for pretending to care about Melissa’s feelings on a recent episode. “Meanwhile, it’s upsetting that Jake is comforting Melissa and pretending to care because he needs her vote,” she added.
Meanwhile, Vienna and her boyfriend Kasey Kahl, who might or might not be the most ridiculous couple in the history of mankind, continue to go strong!
The two, who have stated they are unhappy with the edit ABC is giving them, have now moved in together. The couple spoke to UsWeekly about cohabiting and a possible engagement.
“Right now we just moved in [to] our apartment. We’re just starting to furnish it,” said Vienna. “We will eventually get engaged, yes… We’re just step by step right now.” Kasey, 27, chimes in, “One of my favorite things to do together is just sit at home and relax… I love when she cooks for me because she is an amazing cook.”
And despite the fact that the world can see them fighting every other second Monday nights on ABC, Vienna claims the two hardly ever fight. Uh uh. “I love living with this man because the only thing we ever fought about when we weren’t together was that we weren’t together,” said Vienna “We have an amazing relationship. We really are so happy together! I love going to bed with him and I love waking up to him.”
A new episode of the Bachelor Pad airs tonight on ABC at 8/7c.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK JAKE IS FAKE? PLUS THOUGHTS ON VIENNA’S RELATIONSHIP WITH KASEY?
However, it’s not Teresa Giudiceand Melissa Gorgafueling the drama this time around, but rather Joe Giudice. In the preview clip below, Joe Gorga reveals his brother-in-law sent him a threatening text message asking him not to come to Teresa’s book signing. Teresa was the one who invited her brother and Melissa by the way.
According to J. Gorga, the text read: “So nice of you and your fake wife to support your sister tonight for the first time. Yous are so fake it makes me ill… I’ll break your jaw. I’ll wire it shut.” J. Gorga also adds that Joe referred to him as a word that was bleeped out in the clip. In another preview clip, it sounds like J. Giudice might have used a gay slur that begins with a letter F. Not certain on that however. No word yet on how Teresa’s going to try to clean this one up.
Also coming up on the 15th episode this season titled “Black as Ink,” Caroline’s pride spills over when her two sons set out to launch their bottled-water line. Meanwhile, Lauren’s grand opening for her cosmetic venture brings Jacqueline together with her daughter.
The episode airs on Bravo at 10/9c and a preview clip is below!
In other RHONJ news, a week after it was revealed her dad and step mom were arrested on charges ranging from arson to money laundering,Ashley Holmes is once again defending her parents.
Earlier this year, Matt Holmes‘ Texas home caught on fire garnering him a $429,000 check from the insurance company. Months later, cops revealed a “credible witness” came forward stating Matt started the fire with kerosene and gasoline. Investigators had already suspected arson so Matt was arrested for arson, insurance fraud, and money laundering while his wife Jodi Holmeswas arrested for money laundering as well. You can read more about that here.
Ashley, who has now decided to start going by Ashlee, posted the following on her twitter page yesterday -
“As most of you know my dad &step mom are going through a VERY hard time right now.. they are not allowed to comment on anything at this time.. but those of you that are close to us know the truth.. the media is eating them alive and of course are saying MANY things that are untrue.. It’s so hard not to be able to tell our side of this, but we will soon! We’re leaving it in Gods hands now & we know that everything will be ok…Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers..xo thank you.”
Meanwhile, as we reported earlier this week, Ashley has moved to California! She made the move days ago and later blogged that she got an internship. “I have an internship waiting there for me with Buzznet & Celebuzz. I recently formed my own LLC. I’m currently working on my own clothing line that I hope to launch by 2012. I am working on building my own website… I am also writing a book,” she wrote.
Fans of the show who keep up with the RHONJ on twitter noticed this week that most, if not all, of the cast took a trip to California. We have to wonder if this has anything to do with Ashley. Only time will tell as Bravo is currently filming the 4th season of the show.
And finally, Ashley made the following tweet just moments ago about former RHONJ star Danielle Staub: “LOL guess who keeps trying to contact my boss @LizzieGrubman BEGGING her to rep her…. ? what a joke #clown #notgonnahappen.” The drama never ends.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON JOE GIUDICE’S THREATS TO JOE GORGA? PLUS THOUGHTS ON ASHLEY’S COMMENTS & HER MOVE TO CA?