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Adolfo Arreola and Jason Gomez

Days after a Chicago cop filed a lawsuit against Bravo and some cast members of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, the network is now responding by stating the lawsuit has no merit.

The lawsuit filed by police officer Adolfo Arreola and his cousin Jason A. Gomez claims they were savagely beaten up by Joe Giudice, Albie Manzo, and Chris Manzo during a brawl that took place earlier this year in the Dominican Republic. Adolfo stated in the filing that the drama began after Teresa Giudice sprayed champagne on his mother-in-law at a club and refused to apologize. He claims he was then attacked by the guys after confronting Teresa.

However, we pointed out yesterday that there was a major hurdle for Adolfo to overcome in the lawsuit filing. What you ask? Well Adolfo himself admitted he and his cousin Jason received $25,000 each in hush money to sign a release in which they also promised never to sue or speak out about the case. In fact, the men used some of that money to pay off their Dominican Republic attorneys.

And despite their claims that they signed the release under duress and to be able to leave the country, the Bravo network (which presumably paid the sum) sees things very differently.

In a statement issued Tuesday night, Bravo stated that the $25,000 settlements which were negotiated by Adolfo and Jason “will be enforced and these claims are completely without merit.”

Bravo also added that the show was not taping at the time the incident occurred, which might explain why previous reports stated the brawl would not be televised. The statement in full is below -

“Bravo has not seen a copy of the complaint so we cannot comment on the specifics. We can, however correct the misstatements that were reported. The Real Housewives of New Jersey was NOT taping at the time the incident occurred. We believe that the settlement agreements both the plaintiffs and their lawyers previously negotiated and signed will be enforced and these claims are completely without merit.”

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON BRAVO’S STATEMENT?

It’s part two of the reunion for the Real Housewives of Orange County, and here’s hoping Andy saved the best for last.

Peggy Tanous’s footage is shown first, and she gets emotional about her bouts of postpartum depression and her suicidal thoughts. The first tear can barely get down her cheek before Alexis Bellino interrupts, “I had postpartum too!” Yes, Alexis one-upped postpartum. I swear, it was as if she was a first grader with her hand in the air yelling “Pick me, pick me!” to be line leader for the class. Every head on that set flips around to look at Alexis (even Gretchen looks shocked), as Andy has just shown several scenes where Alexis blatantly one-ups her “friend” Peggy. Peggy backs up Alexis and says that the two did speak about their experiences, but when Andy asks why Alexis didn’t feel the need to bring it up before now (perhaps last season?), Alexis shrugs it off, saying the topic didn’t come up then.

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A bit of sad news to report today as Teen Mom star Amber Portwood is currently hospitalized after an apparent suicide attempt which is now being confirmed by the Anderson Indiana Police Department.

According to a report by Star magazine via RadarOnline, Amber, 21, was rushed to a hospital emergency room after being found unconscious in her home with a rope around her neck. The just released police report states she “was depressed and threatening to end her life.”

Sources reveal that Amber, who is currently being treated at St. Johns Hospital in Anderson, Indiana, was found this noon and later admitted to hospital staffers that she had taken a cocktail of pills.

Gary Shirley, Amber’s on-off-on-again boyfriend and father of her 2-year-old daughter Leah, was the one who sent his mother to check up on her after he became increasingly concerned about her state of mind following a phone conversation.

Gary’s mom called the cops who ultimately discovered Amber unconscious on a couch. “It’s believed she may have taken an overdose of some kind of pill,” the source reveals. “She also may have tried to tie a piece of rope or string around her neck.”

Star is also reporting that Amber has since regained consciousness and has been stabilized since her admittance to the emergency room.

The timing of this apparent suicide attempt is a bit surprising since Amber just received a light sentence days ago for her domestic violence case involving Gary. A search for Amber’s official twitter page shows it has been deleted though it was still up and running on June 7th.

And just moments ago, Gary made the following tweets which seem to insinuate that Amber’s suicide attempt might have been over him -

“Never cheated on Amber.. She may have thought I did, but haven’t. I will always love and respect her even if we aren’t together.”

“Due to recent events, it was best that Amber delete her Twitter.. Appreciate all those who continue to support.”

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Adolfo Arreola

A Chicago cop has filed a lawsuit against Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo and other members of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

This all stems from the widely reported brawl that took place earlier this year when the RHONJ cast visited the Dominican Republic for a vacation which was being filmed for the Bravo hit show.

Adolfo Arreola (pictured above), an officer with the University of Illinois at Chicago’s police department, claims he suffered a broken arm, blurred vision, cuts and bruises after some members of the cast “savagely beat, kicked, punched, scratched, jumped” on him and smashed glass on his head, according to his lawsuit.

His cousin Jason A. Gomez (pictured below) also claims he suffered a broken leg and a torn MCL after he came to Adolfo’s defense.

In the lawsuit uncovered by the Chicago Tribune, Adolfo, 42, and his cousin allege that on the early morning of Feb. 23, they and their families were dancing and socializing at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino bar in Punta Cana when Teresa sprayed champagne on Adolfo’s mother-in-law and mocked the 53-year-old woman as she tried to wipe the alcohol from her eyes. They allege other cast members stood around her laughing at the incident.

Adolfo states that after that, he confronted Teresa, and was attacked by cast members that included her husband, Joe Giudice, and sons of Caroline – Albie and Chris Manzo. Bravo is named in the lawsuit as well as Albie & Chris’s roommate Gregory Bennett. The earlier reports that came out stated Joe was “beating on the guy” and struck a male patron with glass.

However, this is where things get a little tricky as Adolfo acknowledges in the lawsuit that two days after the encounter on Feb. 25, he and his cousin signed an agreement agreeing to drop the matter in exchange for $25,000 apiece as long as they agreed never to sue or talk about the incident publicly.

In fact, the cousins immediately paid $8,000 to their Dominican lawyer though they claim they never cashed their $17,000 cut. Adolfo and Jason are however now claiming they signed that agreement under duress so that they could get their passports back and leave the country. Their lawyer is asking a court to declare the release invalid. It’s not clear where the money came from but it might be safe to assume it came from Bravo. It was also reported a while back that the network had no plans to air any of the fight footage.

Adolfo claims he underwent surgery on his right arm and is now undergoing physical therapy. And as for those reports that stated he punched Teresa in the face, Adolfo denies those claims.

More pictures below of Adolfo and his cousin Jason’s injuries.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LAWSUIT? DO YOU THINK IT HAS ANY MERIT?

Ai ya ya. Crystal Harris has called off her wedding to Playboy honcho Hugh Hefner just DAYS before the wedding was set to take place.

TMZ broke the news moments ago with sources who are at the mansion revealing that Crystal, 25, and Hef, 85, got into a huge blowout over the weekend on the phone.

And when all was said and done, Crystal called off the wedding which was set to take place this Saturday and quickly moved her things out. More than 300 guests had been invited to the wedding which was scheduled to be televised on the Lifetime network in a two-hour docu-special titled Marrying Hef.

Reports came out back in April that Crystal was cheating on Hef with Jordan McGraw , 24-year-old son of the popular Dr. Phil. Crystal however denied the rumors back then stating she was imply working on her music with Jordan who is a producer.

This news is all the more surprising as it was reported weeks ago that Hef was ready to marry Crystal without a prenup. Perhaps she’s not a smart golddigger after all? Oddly enough, Crystal, pictured above with Hef last month, released her first music single just days ago.

Photo credit: Judy Eddy/WENN.com

TELL US – SURPRISED? OR DUH! YOU SAW IT COMING?

UPDATE: Hugh Hefner just made the following tweet, The wedding is off. Crystal has had a change of heart.”

On last night’s episode of Basketball Wives, the drama between Evelyn Lozada and Royce Reed explodes, Meeka interviews both sides to see which one she’d rather be on and tries to get into Shaunie‘s good graces, Evelyn starts the IVF process, and Suzie attempts to be the peacemaker!

The show starts out with Royce and Suzie playing tennis – Royce obviously forgetting that tennis doesn’t involve a pool or a beach shows up practically wearing a bikini. She and Suzie talk about all the drama with Meeka, Evelyn, and Jen; Suzie – trying not to be involved suggests they all have a sit down so Royce can play 20 Questions and ask everyone who said: what? when? where? why? about her.

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Text book frenemies Jill Zarin and Ramona Singer are at it again after sources decided to leak out a story to the press over the weekend.

The drama with the Real Housewives of New York City stars began on Sunday when “sources” told E! News that Ramona’s husband Mario Singer got into an angry confrontation with Jill during a Hamptons party on Friday.

Eyewitnesses told E! that Mario was on a mission to find Jill immediately after arriving to the party. “Once Mario found Jill, he began screaming at her and was blaming her for the fact that Ramona looks like a drunk this season on the show,” one partygoer said. “It was really sad and pathetic that Mario was screaming at Jill like this. It was abusive and everyone at the party was extremely offended.”

The “source” then goes on to add that Jill, who oddly enough was photographed putting her finger in castmate Sonja Morgan’s face just last week, was “scared” and taken aback by the confrontation.

“She was just standing there speechless and looked scared and finally a guest had to get in between Jill and Mario and push him away from her. Bobby [Jill's husband] had some words with Mario and told him to back off of his wife,” added the source. Jill’s rep then goes on to confirm the story to E! News, stating, “Sadly, this story is accurate.”

Ramona is however responding to the story and unlike others who shall remain nameless, she shoots straight with the press. Ramona states that while Jill and Mario did talk, the above claims are exaggerated. “So not true,” Ramona told E!. “Did they talk? Yes. Then she, Jill, walked away.”

Ramona goes on to state Jill and her reps leaked this story to the press. “Jill has her reps make up exaggerated stories about me as this is the only way she can get press. So sad, isn’t it?” Ramona adds.

And moments after E! published Ramona’s comments, partygoer Trevor Cork went on record telling E! that Ramona is lying about the incident. “It is in fact 100% true that Mario attacked Jill and everyone at the party saw it happen. I had to get between Mario and Jill just to get him off of her,” said Trevor.

And who is this unbiased partygoer you ask? Just the rumored boyfriend of Jill’s manager/rep Darren Bettencourt. In fact when you google Trevor’s name, the first photo that comes up is a recent picture of him with Darren.

TELL US – WAS THIS STORY LEAKED BY CAMP JILL? WHO DO YOU BELIEVE? JILL OR RAMONA?

UPDATE – Jill’s rep Darren is denying he leaked this story to E!, citing he was contacted by E! to comment on the story.

Bachelorette Bentley Williams ex-wife Suzette

It appears Bentley Williams’ decision to go on the Bachelorette and be a major douchebag while promoting his business is backfiring.

Bentley, who spent most of his time on the show insulting Ashley Hebert behind her back, has been receiving a ton of backlash which has now spread to the business he co-owns.

Alyson Adams, the manager of Airborne Trampoline Arena in Draper, Utah, tells the Hollywood Life blog that the business has lost customers due to Bentley’s actions on the show. In addition to that, they have received screaming voicemail messages and even a few death threats in the days following Bentley’s cruel dumping of Ashley on the ABC show.

“We have received hundreds of emails and phone calls with obscene profanities telling us how they hope our business fails,” Alyson reveals adding that people have also sent “death threat emails.”

Alyson goes on to add that while Bentley “has a partnership” in the business, “he’s very rarely in the actual facility.” She also feels that editing is to blame for Bentley’s villain portrayal. “I definitely think that he is being portrayed inaccurately,” she adds. Uh uh.

Meanwhile, Bentley’s ex-wife Suzette Davis is breaking her silence on her ex-husband. In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, Suzette states she is disappointed.

“I’m so boggled by the whole thing, I don’t even know what to think,” said Suzette who also reveals she “toyed around” with the idea of reconciling with Bentley following their divorce. “The whole thing is just bizarre. It kind of puts a little pit in my stomach and I’ve just kind of tried to move on as much as I can… it’s been disappointing to see the show.”

And when it comes to Ashley, Suzette takes a not so subtle shot at her says she feels sorry for her. “I feel for her, I do. If she really fell for him in the 63 minutes they had together, or whatever it was, then I feel bad,” she said.

Suzette also voices her disappointment in Bentley using their daughter as an excuse to dump Ashley but adds that “he’s a really good father, he’s really involved. They’ve got a really great relationship. He adores her.” Below, more photos of Suzette, Bentley and their daughter Cozette.

As we reported, Bentley will return to the show in an upcoming episode after Ashley begs for his return, and he will end up dumping her… again. He apparently only returned so he could get a free trip to Hong Kong.

TELL US – FEELING BAD FOR BENTLEY YET? IS IT EDITING OR IS HE REALLY A DOUCHE?

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