Apparently despite the exposure from the show and Danielle’s tremendous celebrity, “the restaurant just never took on, and partners Mike Malin and Lonnie Moore of The Dolce Group were forced to throw in the towel,” Eater LA reports. “We gave it a shot but it just never picked up traction,” Lonnie Moore explains of the closing.
The restaurant received lukewarm reviews, and despite heavy promotion (and even a Groupon offer), never seemed to improve from there. Then in September the restaurant was forced to temporarily close after a reported cockroach infestation! One month later they shut down their doors “indefinitely.”
Danielle hasn’t released a statement yet about the fate of Lemon Basket, though she did Tweet the following to fans wishing her well: “I appreciate the well wishes.” Now that she’s no longer in the restaurant business, I guess Danielle could always return to her former career of stripping reality TV villainess.
Do you think the tragic name had anything to do with it? Or that diners were afraid of actually running into Danielle while eating there?
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Are you surprised the restaurant closed after only 5 months? Would you (or did you) ever eat there?
While things reached a boiling point during the Posche Fashion Show two weeks ago when Teresa reportedly plotted to expose Melissa Gorga as a past stripper, a RHONJ insider tells us Caroline and Jacqueline had stopped talking to Teresa before that event.
The reason? The two have had it with her after seeing her true colors. “They have seen the real Teresa through this last season with Melissa. Melissa is very close with Jacqueline and Caroline,” reveals the insider.
While Joe Gorga’sscreaming match with Kim D. at the Posche fashion show has been widely reported, our insider adds that Jacqueline and Teresa also got into a big fight that night. In fact the two former BFFs will be seen getting into A LOT of fights on the upcoming 4th season which is still filming at the moment.
Another reason for the tension between Caroline/Jacqueline and Teresa also has to do with Teresa’s many business ventures. Apparently, Teresa has been stepping on Jacqueline and Caroline’s toes by entering into businesses she knew they were planning to do.
“Teresa knew what Jacqueline and Caroline were working on as far as business deals and Teresa went behind their backs and copied what they were doing…. in other words she stole their ideas to make money,” said the insider. Yikes!
Our source adds that Caroline and Jacqueline are absolutely done with Teresa! “Jacqueline and Caroline think Teresa is a liar, vindictive, and so into the fame that she doesn’t care about anything anymore. Teresa will sabotage anyone to remain relevant.”
And while Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakilehave been diplomatic with their recent public comments about Teresa, our NJ insider reveals that she continues to remain friendless as none of her RHONJ cast members attended the party to launch her Fabellini wine on Friday night.
“None of the other women, their husbands, or children were in attendance. Not one cast member was present. She has burned every bridge she had,” says the insider. “Dina Manzo was there for less than an hour. None of Teresa’s “friends” were there. It was all family and the Bravo crew.”
Also in attendance was Teresa’s brother-in-law Pete Giudice and his wife Sheila Giudice. It has been rumored that Bravo is considering bringing Sheila on for season five.
Our insider adds that Sheila, who isn’t a fan of Teresa’s, is desperate to be on the show and has now switched her alliance from Team Melissa to Team Teresa! With the reports of Caroline and Jacqueline leaving the show after season 4, it will be interesting to see if Bravo decides to bring Sheila on.
Moving on to tonight’s finale/the 19th episode this season, below is a preview clip –
Watch What Happens Live – The guests tonight are Melissa Gorga and Jay Mohr! Shoould be a good one!
Photos credit: Dave Kotinsky/Davekotinsky.com
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE REASONS CAROLINE & JACQUELINE ARE NO LONGER TALKING TO TERESA? THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S FINALE?
UPDATE – As seen in the above preview clip, Caroline is not only ticked at what Teresa wrote about her in the cookbook but at also what Teresa wrote about her son Christopher Manzo. Below is what Teresa said about Chris via two excerpts from her cookbook -
“This is a family cookbook! Unlike some of the other “Housewives,” I do not condone young girls stripping to bring in business to a car wash, old ladies in hot pants climbing up on a pole to bring their sexy back, or videotaping yourself in any state of undress at any time. “
“That’s how it is with us Italians… We spoil our kids rotten, so much that they never want to leave home. Albie and Christopher Manzo are adorable, but don’t let them fool you. Their “L” in “GTL” (Gym-Tanning-Laundry) is “Leave it for Mom.” That’s just how it is, and how we moms like it.”
The ladies also take a trip to Africa where their over the top antics take over the safari! Be sure to expect non-stop social events, parties, and excitement as the ladies go head-to-head in what is definitely the most exciting and climactic season yet!
A new housewife, Marlo Hampton will be joining the cast to stir up dramz with The NeNe, but she is not included in the official cast photos. Perhaps she’ll be making a mid-season entrance to make sure the cray-cray level stays at max capacity!
Below are the cast photos, bios and what to expect from the housewives this season. RHOA season 4 premieres Nov. 6 on Bravo at 10/9c. Have I mentioned, I cannot wait?! Cause I can’t!
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You know those sisters Kardashian…they can’t be out of the limelight too long or they start to shrivel. It’s kind of like they are the exact opposite of Gremlins, yet just as creepy.
Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you have no doubt been inundated with the good ol’ U.S. of A.’s version of the Royal Wedding. Okay, so not America’s version, but Kim Kardashian’s delusional self-titled version. Kimmie’s groom Kris Humphries is now getting a crash course in Kardashian, by joining his new bride on a media blitz to tout the two-part wedding special — Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event, which, of course, airs October 9th and 10th on E!
The hottest topic for the reality love birds? When are they going to add to the Kardashian (er, Humphries?) clan? Kimmie says, “I think we would wait like, a year before we really start trying to have kids.” She explains, “I think we want to figure out where [Kris] is gonna play and figure out his career and if we have to pack up and move somewhere, like the Midwest. Who knows?”
Kris agrees. He continues Kimmie’s sentiment saying he would like “lots of kids…having fun together, knowing that we can have fun and that life is fun and that we can spend time together and support each other.” Awww. It sounds almost like the Kardashian/Jenner family….minus the constant film crews.
The couple also joined Jay Leno who questioned the pair about wedded bliss, as well as adjusting to living together. When asked which of Kris’ habits most gets on her nerves, Kimmie divulged, “He, like, literally barks like a dog. It’s like him and his boys. Like one’s in the other room and they, like, all wanna leave, (so) they’ll be like, ‘Ar! Ar! Ar!’”
Humphries defends himself, exclaiming, “Not like that! It’s one bark!” And to be fair, he does kind of look like one of the werewolves from the Twilight Saga, so the barking makes sense to me.
While the newlywed ribbing seems to be all in good fun, Kimmie does provide a teaser for the wedding extravaganza. She admits, “My sisters attack him.” Kim further cites that her younger sister Khloe Kardashian “says whatever is on her mind. She just has no filter. Kris is the same exact way. They’ll go back and forth at each other and neither one of them will back down. It’s really hard.” You know what else is really hard? Avoiding tabloid stories about tension between Humphries and Kimmie’s sisters. While the rumors of unrest in this six(ish) week union run rampant, Kim reveals it’s for the ratings, “[T]he family gets through it.”
Below is a preview clip of Kim and Kris fighting over Kim wanting to keep her Kardashian last name from the upcoming E! wedding special!
While the older Kardashian ladies are dealing with cattiness among their bazillion reality shows, younger half-sister Kendall Jenner continues to make her mark on the modeling world. The 15-year-old stunner, who has been modeling with the Wilhelmina Agency since age thirteen, is the new face of White Sands, an Australian swimwear line. In fact, back in August, Kimmie joined little sis Kendall on her swimwear shoot. She posted pictures of her model sibling, saying, “How stunning does she look!?!? I couldn’t be more proud!”
Perhaps while reality gold runs through the veins of the Kardashian sisters, it’s modeling where the younger Jenner siblings will make their mark. The youngest of the reality family, Kylie Jenner, recently walked the runway in a show for singer/angsty designer Avril Lavigne, who is the girlfriend of Kylie and Kendall’s half-brother (and no stranger to reality television himself), Brody Jenner.
Below are the new bathing suit photos of Kendall!
TELL US – WILL YOU WATCH KIMMIE’S WEDDING SPECIAL? IS KENDALL TOO YOUNG TO BE TAKING BIKINI PICS?
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More bikini photos of Camille below as well as a new pic with her boyfriend Dimitri!
And speaking of Kelsey, he recently revealed his plans to have another baby with his new child bride Kayte Walsh. If you recall, Kayte was pregnant for Kelsey last year but ultimately suffered a miscarriage. When asked if he had plans to expand his family, Kelsey told Hollyscoop: “We have plans and we’re working on it so we’ll see when it happen.”
In other RHOBH news, some of the show’s stars are now slamming newbieDana Wilkey or rather her tacky $25,000 sunglasses and the bragging that went along with it!
On the last episode of the show, Dana attended a barbecue party put together by Adrienne Maloofduring which she made certain to let the other ladies know just how much her sunglasses cost! The reason for the high price? The sunglasses came with real diamonds. Below, Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, and Brandi Glanvillebash Dana in their latest Bravo blogs -
Lisa — “Seeing the barbecue at Adrienne’s I was sure glad I missed it. Dana, with her million dollar sunglasses, I personally find off putting. Who says that? Sorry but it’s disgusting. I think one of the prerequisites in this arena is honesty. I have no desire to invest in that nonsense, regardless of Kyle once again saying how nice they are. I see it for what it is.”
Kyle – “I still don’t know Dana very well, but she has always been nice to me. However, I do think spending $25,000 on a pair of sunglasses is ridiculous. You do see some outrageous things and people in Beverly Hills. I’m not always quite sure what to make of it. I am always a little skeptical when I see people talking about how much money they have.”
Brandi – “Dana was so busy bragging about her over-the-top sunglasses that she barely acknowledged I was there. I don’t think she earned any points with that.”
Yikes! As for Dana, she attempted to defend herself and her diamond studded sunglasses as she posted the following -
“Now we come to the glasses — there is a store on Canon Drive in Beverly Hills called Luxuriator, and it is the infamous store that I got my $25,000 glasses at. Take my word for it, the store is breathtaking! Actually Franco, the owner who is an amazing personality in his own right, has glasses that go up to $100,000 — so my pair is small fry. Certainly these sunglasses are not for someone who loses their glasses a lot or hasn’t bought their fill of cars and jewelry. They aren’t going to feel super different then than a regular pair of high-end glasses. But if you are a person who loves to wear jewels daily and can afford it, I can tell you they are beautiful and loads of fun to wear, because, as we have seen from the show, they are a great conversation piece. The way I look at it these glasses are piece of art. Jewelry with function not just shades. To each their own!”
Allrighty then! More photos of Camille below!
Photos credit: MoVi Inc. / Splash News
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CAMILLE’S PHOTOS AND DANA’S $25,000 SUNGLASSES? TO EACH HIS OWN OR PLAIN RIDIC?
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On last night’s episode of Jersey Shore, the girls and guys take separate mini-vacays. Things are off-again-on-again for Snooki with both her boyfriend Jionni and her biffle JWoww. The Situation stirs the pot, and Pauly D sits back and watches it all like he’s on my couch watching with me. I actually think that would be a blast!
Snooki wakes up discombobulated in Vinny’s bed, and she goes to wake up JWoww at the chipper hour of 7am. Jenni doesn’t know where Snooks slept, but Snooki reveals in her confessional that she would never cheat on Jionni. In fact, she specifically remembers telling him “we’re done” before hopping into Vin’s bed. JWoww reluctantly gets up and fills Nicole in on how she defended her to Mike the previous night.
Mike wanders into the ladies’ room after hearing a lot of yelling. Snooki starts screaming at him. Perhaps the lady protests too much. Snooki and JWoww head out for a breakfast of mimosas, and Mike calls his friend Unit (seriously?) who was diddling Ryder on the night in question. The Situation wants to make sure he didn’t make up the sexcapades in his head. Unit confirms Mike’s version of the story. Over their champagne brunch, Snooki admits to JWoww that she hooked up with Vinny but that they didn’t smush….that she remembers.
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Bernadette has kept a fairly low profile in the press recently considering all the harsh allegations Bethenny has made against her (and her father, Bobby Frankel). Although in the past Bernadette has called Bethenny “demented and beyond help,” in response to Bethenny’s portrayal of her childhood.
Bethenny has described her childhood as unhealthy and dysfunctional on her reality show and in interviews, and maintained that Bernadette was “never a mother” to her, among other complaints. These assertions have been called into question by fans, the media, and acquaintances’ of both Bethenny and her parents.
Bernadette is now making some pretty serious claims herself, alleging that Bethenny is a user and, perhaps, not the involved mother she purports to be. Raising doubts about the security of Bethenny’s marriage, Bernadette describes Jason Hoppy as “too weak” for Bethenny; and although she has never met him, she expects their marriage “won’t last.”
“Her husband seems like a really nice guy, but it won’t last. He is really too weak for her.” Bernadette predicts. “Right now, he is a good father, but soon she won’t need him and she will dump him.” Ouch.
Bernadette also takes digs at Bethenny’s mothering skills. “I find it amazing that she discusses having another child with her husband, but she barely has time for the first one,” she muses. I guess we know where Bethenny developed her ability to deliver scathing remarks!
As for why she and Bethenny stopped communicating ten-years-ago, Bernadette claims Bethenny wrecked her car and then refused to apologize. “I called her to tell her and she started yelling at me and hung up… and we have never spoken since,” Bernadette explains of their last conversation.
Bernadette also goes on to allege that Bethenny stole the idea for her highly successful Skinnygirl drink mix from her! “When she was young, her godmother, Eleanor Mogavero, would come and visit, and her drink of choice was a margarita. She was overweight, so I’d make her really low-fat ones,” said Bernadette. “But [Bethenny] would never give anyone credit, it goes against her narcissistic point of view.”
Bernadette finishes off with these choice words: “She only puts herself around people who can do something for her. It is amazing how she turned out just like her father.”
Bethenny has previously stated that her mother came to the hospital while she was in labor with Bryn, but she did not want to see her. Bernadette has never met her only grandchild. In an interview Bethenny remarked of her mother’s opinion of her career: “I don’t know what she makes of my success. I’m sure it’s quite shocking and overwhelming to her.”
Bethenny has not responded to her mother’s latest comments, but she recently Tweeted: “I always believe 50% gossip. You decide what to believe.” By that reasoning, is she admitting there may be some truth to Bernadette’s claims? I predict this incident will be thoroughly covered on the upcoming season of Bethenny Ever After !
There’s never a dull moment for the Skinnygirl! In the middle of a year defined by incredible successes, drama, controversy, and negative press after the Skinnygirl Margarita ingredient-gate – it’s all paying off. Literally!
Mama Frankel has landed herself on Forbes’ 2011 list of the Highest Earning Women in Entertainment after racking up a whopping $55M from her Skinnygirl empire! I blame sorority girls everywhere for buying the swill in droves in the hopes of avoiding the Freshman 15!
Bethenny’s skinny butt ranked third on the list, following Oprah Winfrey (naturally) and Lady Gaga (strangely) but she did manage to beat out her formal idol Martha Stewart – who didn’t even make the list!
Thoughts on Bernadette’s shocking comments? Do you think there is some merit to her claims or is she just hurt and angry that she no longer has a relationship with her daughter? Do you believe Bethenny’s stories about her childhood or is she exaggerating? Are you surprised she made the Forbes list?!
Last night’s episode of Project Runway was FOR THE BIRDS. Literally. And as far as innovation goes, it suffered a broken wing. Warning: I’m feeling feisty and the snark might ruffle some feathers!
Heidi Klum issues the challenge clue: “Spread your wings!” and sends the designers into the workroom where Tim Gunn is with some … BIRDS! Oh, and Loreal Paris’ Collier Strong! Tim announces the birds will serve as inspiration for a high fashion runway look, which will correspond with Loreal’s new Take Flight make-up collection. The winning design will be featured in a Loreal Paris Advertorial in Marie Claire and the winning designer will also receive $20K.
Tim also announces the designers are working in pairs, but instead of being a team they are actually going head-to-head; one designer will be best look, and the other worst! Tim randomly draws names to choose teams: Besties, Anya and Laura, who will be using the raven for inspiration, Viktor and Kimberly who will be using a beautiful pink bird, and Bert and Eyebrows McSequins who will be basing their design on an Amazon Parrot.
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