On Thursday’s Real Housewives of New York the ladies leave exotic Morocco and head back to Manhattan. Love, loss and confrontation ensue once back on American soil.
Ramona decides to seduce Mario (on camera, of course) but poor Mario’s late to the party. Alex gets home and Simon has a romantic dinner planned. It’s an evening of making out, ass smacking, and talking to the oysters which are ready to spike their libidos…and that’s all before the couple sits down for the meal. Across town, Ramona’s still waiting and Mario enters awkwardly. Ramona informs Mario of the fortune teller’s prediction. Mario, like Ramona, believes the “other woman” is their daughter Avery. That’s his story and he’s sticking to it!
Simon’s gifts Alex with a basket full of “panties” (I HATE that word) and Alex proceeds to model the lingerie for Simon. Where is the remote? I need to change the channel STAT. Who does this knowing they’re being filmed for an enormous television audience? Not to be outdone in the creepy category, Ramasseuse gives a shirtless Mario a massage. Please, Bravo, show anything else…Luann’s wine-selling boyfriend, Kelly eating jelly beans, heck, even Gia Guidice’s runway walk–ANYTHING!
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This time around, the topic of conversation is not her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga, but rather her husband Joe Giudice. Teresa reveals she is “terrified” of Joe going to prison for his latest arrest and being left alone to take care of their 4 daughters together.
In the article, Teresa doesn’t touch on her bankruptcy legal issues at all (she and Joe are scheduled to face trial next month for bankruptcy fraud) as she only brings up Joe’s recent arrest for allegedly fraudulently obtaining a state driver’s licence with his brother’s ID.
“It would be devastating,” said Teresa of the prospect of Joe going away – he is facing up to 10 year in prison. “I’m terrified. I don’t know what I’m going to do.” Teresa reveals she also worries about what a 10-year jail sentence would do to their four daughters – Gia, 10, Gabriella, 6, Milania, 5, and Audriana, 21 months.
“I would be very nervous about the kids if Joe were to go to prison,” admits Teresa. “Daddy is their hero and their king. They go crazy for him.” And of course the Giudices, well mostly Joe, uses this as an opportunity to take a shot at Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga. Joe “would not do “sh*t” for Teresa states Joe Giudice when asked who would help his wife in the case of a prison sentence.
Oddly enough, Teresa admits Melissa reached out to her during Joe’s past jail stint while her brother Joe didn’t. “When the whole thing happened, his wife [Melissa] texted me,” she remembers. “I was nice to her, saying, “Thanks for text. We’re doing fine.’ But it would have been nice if my brother called. He is my brother — it would have been good of him to reach out to me.” Teresa adds that she felt alone during that time aka during Joe’s 10-day sentence (he only served 8 days) despite getting support from Joe’s family.
Joe also shockingly says he would understand if Teresa divorced him and remarried if he went away for 10 years. Teresa however reveals she can’t even imagine dating anyone else. “I couldn’t see myself with another guy,” she confides. “I’ve known Joe my whole life.”
And today, Teresa says she has major anxiety. “I have anxiety about it,” Teresa says. “I can’t sleep.” Joe adds that he absolutely cannot go back to prison citing that “a week in jail is like an eternity.” He adds, “When you are living outside, taking care of your family and then suddenly, you’re confined and being ordered around, it’s awful.” He insists,”I don’t belong in a place where those people are.”
You can read more of Teresa’s story in the latest issue of In Touch Weekly.
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It is however her shocking revelation last summer, which managed to fly under the radar for some reason, that is making headlines today. See last summer Amber, 21, revealed to PEOPLE magazine that she has bipolar disorder – a condition characterized by dramatic shifts in mood.
“I take medication,” she said to PEOPLE at the time. “I haven’t [taken] anything today. Am I acting crazy? This is me though, and I like it.”
Amber revealed she was diagnosed back in 2008 after a going through a very depressing time following the birth of her daughter Leah. And despite admitting her disorder, Amber expressed doubts that the diagnosis was accurate. “I don’t think I’m bipolar, to be honest with you,” she said. “I’m just really outgoing. I think everybody thinks they’re bipolar these days. You’re a teenager, you have hormones. You’re gonna switch up every two seconds!”
Sources however add that Amber has been in therapy for two years.
Meanwhile, Amber’s on-off boyfriend Gary Shirley tweeted yesterday that Amber is doing better. “Amber is safe and getting the help she needs right now. Thanks for your prayers and support,” wrote Gary.
And more details are also now coming out about Tuesday’s events as it appears Gary also called 911 after Amber threatened to harm herself. She apparently thought he was cheating on her.
In the 911 call, Gary begged the cops to check on Amber stating she told him “she’s going to hang herself.” Gary added, “I just spoke with my girlfriend and she had said something to me … said she’s having a hard time with her life … call the police, they can find my body in the garage.”
As of today, Amber is still being evaluated at St. John’s Hospital in Indiana with a source stating that Gary visited her briefly on Tuesday afternoon. Amber’s hospitalization makes sense as those who threaten or attempt suicide are kept under a 72-hour hold.
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UPDATE - Amber has now been released from the hospital, three days after her reported suicide attempt.
The above picture, which was likely leaked to the press by Crystal’s camp, attempts to put an end to the dating rumors, you know, by strategically having them pictured with their guitars.
Sources tell TMZ the two are simply working on their music together and that Jordan, Dr. Phil’s son, gave her a shoulder to cry on when she fled the Playboy Mansion to be with him. The sources also insist most of their time has been spent in a Hollywood recording studio where they are working on Crystal’s new album.
The two have reportedly been friends for a year and even though Crystal’s newly single, the source claims they will continue to keep things professional for now. Uh uh. She sure looks pretty ecstatic in the above photo, you know, to just be working on her music.
Meanwhile, Hugh is getting some sweet revenge against his ex by adding a “Runaway Bride” sticker to her latest Playboy cover. As we reported days ago, Crystal is gracing the July cover under the heading “Introducing Mrs. Crystal Hefner.”
And while loads of the magazines have already been shipped without the sticker, Hugh insists the big, red mark will appear on newsstand issues. The new cover is below!
And finally, we shouldn’t expect a reunion between Hugh and his ex Holly Madison anytime soon. According to reports Holly has a new man in her life, Jesse Waits (younger brother of Cy Waits – the boyfriend of Paris Hilton), and the two are happy together.
Meanwhile, Holly sent out her support to Hugh via the twitter this week. “U r too sweet. Wish I was there to support, too! RT @KendraWilkinson: @hughhefner we r comin over w some jack n coke… oh n a pipe lol,” she wrote. There are also reports that she went to the Playboy mansion on Wednesday to comfort Hugh though a source adds that there is no chance of them reconciling.
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According to a new report by TMZ, the cast, which is currently filming season 4 in Florence, Italy, will get a raise for the upcoming fifth season.
If you recall, MTV announced weeks ago that the fourth season would premiere on August 4, with season 5 set to begin filming later this month. The cast was not happy with the news and refused to film the new season as MTV wanted to use their season 4 contracts rate/terms.
It however seems the MTV network has caved in as new contracts have been drawn up. The cast reportedly got a “significant” increase in their raise. Snookiand co. are scheduled to fly back from Italy on the 23rd of this month, with filming on the fifth season scheduled to begin in New Jersey on the 26th.
It was reported back in April that most of the cast members were receiving $100,000 per episode aka well over $1 million for season 4!
Meanwhile, the cast was photographed above posing for what will likely be their official season 4 cast photo on Wednesday. In the picture taken in a Florence back street, cast member Vinny Guadagnino, one of the authentic Italians on the cast, can be seen holding up an Italian flag.
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So can we expect skipping through the grass on tonight’s episode? It’s doubtful. “Debt Becomes Her” follows the ladies as they leave Morocco and head back to the Big Apple. Ramona and Jill try to maintain their newly (and barely) fixed friendship, while someone else clamors to cause drama in Ramona’s life. Additionally, back in the States, Sonja’s money issues are revealed plus Alex and the Countess get into it. A sneek peak is below.
In other NYC news, how do housewives become relevant? Well if you’re a new housewife, it’s a lawsuit, of course! Cindy Barshop has flown under the radar this season on the show (except for a hanger debacle and a seating situation on a Moroccan mini-van), but she’s now at the center of a employment lawsuit surrounding her pink parts salon, Completely Bare.
According to TMZ, Cindy had to let go an employee after client complaints and disciplinary measures. In turn, the employee, Altovise Collier, sued Cindy, citing that her termination was not because she was a bad waxer, but rather because Cindy is racist and didn’t want Collier, who is black, to continue to work for her. Last week, Collier filed suit against Cindy on claims of discrimination. However, Cindy says that Collier, who worked for Completely Bare for less than three months before being fired, is using race to distract from the truth: her poor performance on the job.
Regarding the Completely Bare countersuit, Cindy states, “In an effort to mask her own deficient work performance and serial on the job screw-ups, Collier, in a racist fashion, asserts that her race, national origin and skin color were the basis for her termination.” Cindy believes that Collier is attempting to tarnish Cindy’s “professional reputation,” and she is suing to the tune of $5,000,000 to make sure that these defamatory claims are put to rest.
Transitioning from a new housewife with new problems, we turn to an old housewife and old beef. In an interview with TV Guide, Jill Zarinreveals what went down after her taxing fight with Ramona Singer in Morocco. Apparently, it all stems from last year’s Scary Island. Jill reveals, “We’d been putting off talking about what had happened last year in St. John for a long time.” She elaborates, “I showed up, and [she] didn’t welcome me in. Technically, did she throw me out? No, but when I said I would leave, she was like ‘don’t let the door hit you on the behind.’”
Having held off on that discussion until Morocco proved even more dramatic for Jill and Ramona. Jill admits, “I [saw] on the commercials that she [fell] on the bed crying, and to me it looks fake…She’s crying a lot this season and they are such inauthentic tears.” Ouch, but kudos for using Kelly’s buzzword!
Even though the pair appeared to make amends on last week’s episode, Jill concedes, “We’ll be frenemies for the rest of our lives… [this] was really sort of the end of it.” Of course, Jill wouldn’t be a good reality star if she didn’t recognize that viewers love drama. No matter what, it’s all about making us tune every Thursday, and Jill knows Ramona plays a big part in that. She recognizes, “Thank God for Ramona… I don’t know what [we would] do without her. If we were all holding hands, running through the grass, how boring would that be?!”
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A day after news broke that Vicki Gunvalson’sboyfriend Brooks Ayers was a deadbeat dad who owed a ton in child support, Vicki is now claiming she was not aware of Brooks’ child support issues.
Brooks, pictured above in the mugshot obtained by Reality Tea, was arrested on August 29 (under the name David Brooks Ayers), and taken to the Lee County Jail in Mississippi for failure to pay over $40,000 in child support to two different women. That arrest was reportedly Brooks’ second arrest in 2010 for the same issue. The arrest record also lists Brooks’ age as 43.
It gets even better as Vicki, who was just gushing about Brooks on the recent OC reunion show, then goes on to downplay her relationship with him. “I’ve only just started dating this guy, we’ve had like three dates. I don’t know about any of it,” added Vicki.
There is however just one major problem with Vicki’s statements. See, court documents prove she was absolutely aware of Brooks’ child support issues. In fact, RadarOnline obtained a hand-written letter Vicki wrote to a Mississippi judge last year in August following Brooks’ most recent arrest.
In the letter, signed by Vicki herself, she makes a direct reference to Brooks’ child support case. An excerpt from the letter is below -
“I am a personal friend of (David) Brooks Ayers and am acting on his behalf at this time. He was arrested last night on a child support arrearage order, that was unknown to him and currently is in the Lee County Jail.”
So how can Vicki now say she had no idea? The letter by Vicki was written on August 30, 2010 (two months before she filed for divorce), and also the same time Bravo was filming the 6th season of the OC Housewives, you know, the same season Vicki bashed Slade Smiley once or twice for not paying child support.
That irony is not lost on Gretchen Rossi who has been heavily criticized by Vicki and her BFF Tamra Barney for dating Slade (who also has child support issues). Gretchen definitely had some choice words for both Vicki and Tamra yesterday. Below are some of the tweets by Gretchen -
“Geez Karma is my friend lately! That is why you never judge someone cause one day u could end up in the same spot!”
“Ironic that @Tamrabarney won’t say anything about this, but beats up Slade.”
Still no word yet from Tamra regarding this latest tidbit of information.
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It’s finally happening! Months after it was first reported that Bethenny Frankel had a talk show in the works, she has now began filming the pilot!
The HollywoodReporter reveals the Bethenny Ever Afterstar began filming her yet to be titled talk show – which will be an advice-based show – earlier this month.
Sources also confirm that fellow Telepictures talk show host and producer Ellen DeGeneres is involved with the project. And while Bethenny has yet to officially confirm her new venture, she did drop a major hint a while back.
“I want to be on TV in a format where I can have a longer conversation with my fans rather than 140 characters on Twitter,” said Bethenny earlier this year. “It probably will be a talk show.” Another hint was also dropped during a recent appearance on The Ellen Show. “I’m working with you now,” Ellen said to Bethenny on her show.
It appears Bethenny is in good hands as Telepictures, an extension of Warner Bros., is responsible for other successful series such as The Tyra Banks Show, Lopez Tonight and Ellen. Bethenny’s show will include multiple segments according to a source, some of which have yet to be taped.
However, the show is still in the early stages right now, meaning a network will officially order it to series only if they like what they see with the pilot. If the show does get picked up, it will likely film in New York where Bethenny resides with her family. In addition to her talk show, Bethenny is also set to begin filming season 3 of her Bravo series next month.
Bethenny was pictured above on June 8 during the Forbes Celebrity 100 Event in which she was honored. Another photo below of Bethenny with Khloe Kardashianwho won the Next Gen Entrepreneur award alongside her sisters.
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