If you recall, Teresa and husband Joe Giudice shocked viewers back in 2010 when it was revealed that they filed bankruptcy to the tune of $11 million in debt. Shortly afterwards, the two were accused of bankruptcy fraud by their trustee John Sywilok, who accused them of concealing assets and hiding income. By the way, concealing assets just happens to be a federal crime.
In a move to likely avoid persecution, Joe first withdrew his bankruptcy bid back in September, after pleading the fifth amendment during questioning by the trustee.
Following Joe’s move the Giudices’ lawyer told PEOPLE magazine that Teresa would soon follow, stating she felt “vindicated” to be voluntarily paying her remaining debts rather than go to jail have them discharged in bankruptcy court.
The NJ Star-Ledger is reporting that in addition to withdrawing her bankruptcy, Teresa has also settled the lawsuit by the trustee by acknowledging that she wishes to resolve Sywilok’s proceedings against her “without the need for further inquiry or litigation, and without her making any further admissions.”
Teresa’s attorney Jim Kridel stated back in September that Teresa was now making enough money to pay off her debts, while also adding that most of the debt in the bankruptcy belonged to Joe. Safe to say the system won this go around.
In other RHONJ news, Tre’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga recently revealed she is now selling T-shirts with some of her catch phrases written on them such as “Thank you Jesus” and “On Display.”
“We are selling a lot of “Thank you Jesus!” shirts of my website this week! Guess its for Christmas gifts! Send pics! Xo, melissagorga.co” tweeted Melissa last week. Pictures of those T-shirts are below!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON TERESA WITHDRAWING HER BANKRUPTCY BID? WOULD YOU BUY ONE OF MELISSA’S T-SHIRTS?
Despite their very tumultuous relationship, a new report states Kailyn Lowry wants another baby with ex Jo Rivera!
Star Magazine is reporting that the Teen Mom star has decided ex Jo is the one for her. “She is still in love with Jo,” a source close to Kailyn reveals. “She thinks Jo is still in love with her too.”
Even worse, Kailyn, 19, doesn’t just want to rekindle the romance with her baby daddy but she actually wants to have a second child with him! The two are parents to 22-month-old Isaac. “She wants to wait until after she graduates,” the source reveals to Star. “But she wants another baby with Jo.” Yikes.
Kailyn’s lingering feelings for Jo are to blame for the demise of her relationship with former boyfriend, Jordan Wenner. According to sources all was going well between Kailyn and Jordan until Kailyn cheated on him with Jo. “Jo was spending time with her and their son, Isaac, and basically one thing led to another,” the source says. “Kailyn cheated on Jordan, and Jo cheated on his girlfriend, Vee.”
Soon after, Kailyn and Jordan broke up leading to a brief reconciliation between Kailyn and Jo. “When Kailyn and Jordan broke up, she and Jo got together again,” says the source adding that Kailyn is, however, feeling uncertain.
“Kailyn is a bit torn now,” the source reveals. “Jo plays games with her. But if Jo broke up with his girlfriend and then said he wanted to be with Kailyn, she’d do it.”
While Kailyn still has feelings for Jo, who has been shown being verbally abusive to her on the MTV hit show, sources say she is also motivated by Kailyn’s wish for her son to have a support system. “She wants Jo, Isaac and her to be a family,” the source says. “She never had a family like that growing up, and she wants that for her son.”
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST? IS KAILYN BETTER OFF WITHOUT JO? OR SHOULD THEY GIVE THINGS ANOTHER GO?
Ozzy won the first challenge of the finale which led to Rick being voted off by the tribe. Unfortunately for Ozzy, he failed to come through when it mattered the most as Sophie ended up winning the final challenge. Ozzy pleaded with Coach to force a tie, but the “honorable” Coach once again went back on his word by voting off Ozzy.
The jury members were obviously not pleased with the final 3, but somebody had to win. In the end, Sophie, a 22-year-old medical student from Willsboro, New York, was declared the ultimate winner of Survivor: South Pacific! Sophie received 6 of the 9 jury votes to beat Coach. Unfortunately for Albert, he failed to receive any votes.
Ozzy — who won eight Redemption Island challenges — was able to walk away with $100,000 as the season’s fan favorite!
“I think that right away, I started sizing people up. You saw me do it with [Brandon Hantz],” said Sophie after her win. “I think I had my finger on the pulse of the game the whole time and I tried to just figure out other people’s motivations and kind of worked within the framework of the game.”
During the live reunion show host Jeff Probst announced the 24th season of the show, titled Survivor: One World, which will begin airing in February. Jeff also teased a season with Brandon and his uncle/ultimate villain Russell Hantz! Now that would be something to watch no?
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE SURVIVOR FINALE? GLAD SOPHIE WON OR WERE YOU DISAPPOINTED WITH THE FINAL 3? DO YOU WANT A SEASON WITH BOTH HANTZ MEN?
Just a month after being declared the champion ofDancing With The Stars, JR is now expecting his first child with girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones. The two are expecting a girl next Spring.
“We found out just last week it’s a girl and we are over the moon,” JR tells PEOPLE. “Diana has a little baby bump now and it’s the cutest thing ever. With the holidays coming up, this is the biggest and best gift we could get.”
JR, 28, met Diana when he landed a role on All My Children in 2008. She was working as an assistant on the soap at the time. The two first became close friends, before deciding to take their relationship to the next level last year.
“We were so good as friends that romantically, we just clicked right away. There was no adjustment period,” Diana told PEOPLE earlier this year. “2011 has been full of a lot of surprises and opportunities and ultimately, a lot of blessings,” adds JR.
Kim Zolciak has made a lot of changes since the first seasons of Real Housewives of Atlanta. Hearkening back to the good ol’ days before she was NeNe Leakes‘ mortal enemy, married instead of a mistress, chain smoking and merely a wannabe singer, it’s shocking how much things have changed for the beweaved one. Well, maybe the wannabe singer part hasn’t changed — she still wants to be able to sing, but instead has settled for merely recording some seriously Autotuned pop songs. Ahhh… Kim what must it be like to be you?
Kim spent some time in Chicago this weekend with her new hubs Kroy Biermann and speaking to the Windy City Times, she talks about all the changes that have happened in her life.
Kim is apparently still annoyed over the “definite drama” at her babyshower because of co-star Cynthia Bailey and is still a little bit pissed about Peter Thomas‘ comments to Uptown Magazine. “I didn’t lose anything at the end of the day because Peter and Cynthia didn’t show up until 15 minutes before it was over, so it wasn’t that big of a deal. It was rude and uncalled for, you know what I am saying?”
“I don’t even know Peter. I don’t spend a lot of time with Cynthia and only know the stories that I hear. Everyone has an opinion but if you don’t have something nice to say then don’t say it at all kind of thing, especially when it is about your wife’s cast members…” Oh the travesties of being a Housewife — you get talked about all the time.
Kim would rather focus on her fabulous married life, calling it “fantastic;” and the happy couple is finally settling into things after their lavish wedding. Kim explains they are considering her trip to Chicago for an appearance a “little honeymoon.” ” I haven’t had the time to enjoy because I have been working a lot. I am happy, and Kroy is such a great guy.”
And Kim is very excited about her new spin-off Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding, which chronicles preparing for her 11-11-11 nuptials, but she can’t give away any details.
Adding that she is so grateful she decided to go and support Sheree Whitfield‘s charity event last season where she met Kroy. “I met him on the show last year for real,” Kim explains. “I always say I am so grateful. I didn’t even want to go to that even that day and had a lot going on then. I went to support Shereé and never would have thought in a million years that I would have met my husband there.”
Speaking of NeNe, her former bestie, Kim is officially over it. “I am at a different place in my life. I wish her well and much success. I am very focused on my family and my husband. That is what I have going on, and I don’t have time for the negativity anymore or the drama.”
Kim is giving credit where credit is due and admitting that NeNe is the reason she was casted on Housewives. “She is the one that introduced me to the producers or what have you,” Kim reveals. “I will always be thankful for that. It has been an incredible journey over all of these years. But she has some anger issues that she needs to deal with…”
In other NeNe news, Tamara Tattles is reporting that the rowdy one, who is currently filming a guest spot on hit TV show Glee, may land a permanent role on series. Then, she’ll be cashing Fox checks!
NeNe apparently filmed a second episode for the series last week, slated to be a Michael Jackson Tribute episode and proving that she is actually in the episodes, NeNe is included in the upcoming Glee promo. NeNe’s role will be that of swim teacher Roz Washington and apparently she is having so much fun filming in LA that she may be heading back there following the cast-wide Christmas break to continue filming more episodes! Something tells me acting might be a natural segue for the overly dramatic Ms. Leakes!
Her first Glee episode is slated to air on January 17, 2012. Her second episode will be airing on Jan 24th. A photo of The Neen on set is below.
Finally, a new episode of RHOA airs tonight on Bravo and Phaedra and Sheree face off over Sheree’s supposed legal representation by Ms. Parks. Good thing Phaedra isn’t really her lawyer! Also on tonight’s episode, Kim and her family move into their new dream house and Cynthia hosts her grand opening for The Bailey Agency, which leads to Kim and NeNe being in the same place at the same time for the first time this season.
A preview clip of the new episode is below in which Sheree confronts Phaedra over her courtroom drama! RHOA airs tonight on Bravo at 9/1oc.
THOUGHTS ON KIM’S INTERVIEW? ARE YOU HAPPY FOR ALL THE CHANGES KIM HAS MADE IN HER LIFE OR DO YOU WISH SHE AND NENE WERE STILL FRIENDS? WILL YOU BE WATCHING NENE ON GLEE?
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In the world of Beverly Hills, people have some real problems… not just the regular petty problems you and I have. I mean, if you suffer from Beverly Hills problems sometimes your friend and neighbor will accept an invitation to have her daughter’s over-the-top bachelorette party at a rival Vegas hotel and casino, when you yourself own a perfectly nice one for those type of events. The nerve!
Then, if your issues are really severe, said friend may get upset that you’re angry over casino-gate ’11 and insult your luxury shoe line. Hopefully she won’t go as far to create her own competing line of stilettos, because let’s be honest, if that’s the case you should just pack it up and move to the Midwest. #realpeopleproblems!
You may have guessed I’m referring to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills former friends who live just a mile and a half driveway away from one another, Adrienne Maloof and Lisa Vanderpump. When Lisa’s daughter Pandora accepted an invitation to have her pre-wedding party at somewhere other than Adrienne’s Palms Hotel and Casino, the bad blood between the former bev-hi-biffles began. The drama only escalated when Lisa referred to Adrienne’s swanky show line as the “Maloof hoof” and promised to launch the “Vander-pump,” which will debut next year.
Star Magazine’sRadaronline.com is reporting that the ladies are no longer cooking chickens together… in fact they aren’t even speaking. A source tells Star, “Now that the show is airing and they’re both finding out what was said behind each other’s backs, they’re both furious.” It seems that the women “absolutely hate each other,” cites the insider.
The source continues, “Now, they’re never together unless they have to be for the show. The friendship is done.” Say it isn’t so! I thought these ladies were such a hoot together… and the two of them totally encompass the ridiculously lavish lifestyles we want to see when tuning into the show.
Just so we won’t forget about her Adding her two cents about the ladies’ squabble, newbie cast mate and Adrienne pal Brandi Glanville gave a statement to RumorFix.com. The whole situation like, OMG, totally sucks, according to Brandi who reveals, “There is a lot of tension between the two of them. It bums me out because they both are so great.” Man, now I’m bummed out too!
She muses, “It’s hard for some of these women to share the spotlight and remember they are on a show with an ensemble cast and there isn’t just one star. There is room for both of them to be loved.” Brandi makes a very good point… it’s too bad the ladies rarely listen to her.
Here’s hoping the ladies are able to air-kiss and make up soon. They are much stronger together — and we viewers need their strength to make sure the franchise isn’t turned into “The Taylor Show,” as things quickly seem to be spiraling in that direction!
Taylor Armstrong was interviewed by Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood, answering questions about the program and chatting about getting her life back together. Lather, rinse, repeat.
As to whether she’ll be returning to the hit Bravo series, Taylorscreamed, “Yes! Yes! Will they have me? I lurve you, Andy Cohen!” stated, “We’re gonna see. We haven’t been picked up for a third season, so were gonna see how the year plays out.”
Taylor isn’t as concerned about her future on the show as she is about dealing with her estranged husband’s suicide. Of Russell Armstrong’s tragic death, she reveals, “I spend sleepless nights trying to figure it all out. I haven’t been able to put all the pieces together, but I think there were some bigger things at play… I’m gonna talk about a lot of it later.”
When asked if she would make her declaration on the show, Taylor replies, “No, just in life.” I’m slightly worried about what that will entail. A twenty-four hour Taylor network?
She goes on to explain that sometimes the emotional turmoil becomes too much for her to handle. “Sometimes I’m just curling my hair and I start to bawl. It just comes out of nowhere. I’m just keeping myself busy to avoid feeling a lot of it… Sometimes you just break down and cry,” Taylor admits.
Of dating, Taylor is adamant that it’s not time yet. She says,“I’m not ready, I just need to focus on me and Kennedy and my friends. I’m just trying to get strong as a woman and sell my book.” Okay, so I may have added that last part.
While Taylor won’t be ringing in the new year with a special someone, she will be hosting an Ciroc Vodka/Bravo sponsored fete in Chicago to welcome 2012; while other Housewives will be attending similar events in New York, L.A., Miami and Houston.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF LISA AND ADRIENNE’S FEUD? IS ONE OF THEM IN THE RIGHT, OR ARE THEY BOTH JUST BEING PETTY? THOUGHTS ON TAYLOR’S INTERVIEW?
Sheree Whitfield‘s custody case is the hot story to keep her relevant this season on Real Housewives of Atlanta. Sheree is accusing her ex-husband, retired NFL player Bob Whitfield (a.k.a. Head Butt Bob), of refusing to pay child support and owing hundreds of thousands in back child support over four years. Many have found it odd that Bob would allow his deadbeat dad behavior to be flaunted on national television and, as is always the case, there seems to be much, much more to the story than meets the eye!
On the surface Sheree’s case seems cut and dry so her attorney, friend and co-star Phaedra Parks opted to take on the case pro-bono. When Phaedra suggested Sheree simply alert the authorities to Bob’s negligence, Sheree looked squeamish and immediately vetoed that idea, leaving many — including her attorney — perplexed. Sheree claimed she would not feel right putting the father of her children in jail. But is that really the reason she didn’t want Bob to hear that “clank-clank”?
Interestingly, last episode Phaedra decided to charge Sheree a $5000 retainer fee, claiming that her case became more challenging which would necessitate a lot more work on her part. Also interesting, Bob filed a motion against Sheree placing her in contempt for allegedly stealing furniture that was granted to him in the divorce decree. And that is just the tippity, tip, tip of the iceberg!
There has looong been the rumor that Sheree basically stripped the mansion she and Bob resided in during their marriage of all it’s fixtures after Bob allowed it to fall into foreclosure and Sheree plus children were evicted. Tamara Tattles gave an in-depth report of the situation on her blog which, is the first red flag in the complicated case of Sheree Whitfield vs. Bob Whitfield and the mystery of the child support case.
First, in an odd sequence of information that doesn’t add up, StraightFromTheA discovered that Phaedra is no longer representing Sheree according to the Fulton County Court Modification documents. Was it because she couldn’t afford her rates? The defendant’s lawyer is clearly listed as Joy Nicol Hanyard. The real question is did Phaedra ever represent Sheree or was that added for dramatic purposes? Tamara Tattles has already alerted us that the presiding judge seen on last week’s episode of RHOA is not the actual judge whose courtroom was featured (nor the judge listed on this document). A copy of that document is below.
StraightFromTheA, an Atlanta blog known for getting the scoop, did more digging and found that the case between Sheree and Bob is absolutely 100% real and not created for RHOA — however the case that we are seeing played out on TV is very different than the behind the scenes situation. Apparently Bob is tired of being depicted as the miscreant father and first-rate a-hole. Speaking to the blog he is giving his side of the story!
Calling the situation a “hot mess”; he also takes issue with Phaedra claiming he looked a “hot mess” in court (is that the adjective of the week?)! Bob claims that ugly wrinkled shirt he wore in the court scene was actually a $300 Robert Graham shirt and he was not trying to look like a “hobo” but it was too hot for a suit and his iron was “so raggedy.” Yes, this man went to Stanford.
Bob also admits that sticking out his tongue makes him look like such a “smug bastard” and he also admits that he does, in fact, “know people” at the court as Sheree said. As for Sheree, Bob reveals, she doesn’t know “when the truth starts and when the lie begins.” He also comments on Chateau Thelma Sheree, wondering why she has that “mound of dirt.” The conversation is a little difficult to decipher, but if you don’t mind Bob’s filthy mouth, it’s worth a listen!
So what is the truth behind all the acrimony and the reason why Bob is refusing to pay his ex-wife court-ordered child support? According to MediaTakeOut, Sheree actually owes Bob a butt load of dollars! After sifting through some court documents, here’s what they discovered: “When Sheree and Bob got divorced, the court ordered them to SELL the house, split the proceeds. And for Bob to give Sheree $425K in additional cash. Bob would pay her $25K up front, and the other $400K once they sold the house. Well Sheree TRICKED Bob, and asked him if he could give her the $400K early, so that she could get a home for their children.”
“And after Bob gave her the money, Sheree filed MULTIPLE lawsuits, and refused to leave the house or pay the mortgage. Eventually the bank foreclosed on the house, and Bob lost ALL the equity he had in the home.” Bob took Sheree to court over the matter and Sheree was “admonished,” yet not charge according to the court documents. Perhaps this is why she lost all of her appeals for spousal support? Sheree never paid Bob back for the money lost as a result of her refusal to honor the agreement. And that clears up why the house fell into foreclosure.
Essentially if Sheree attempts to take Bob to court for the lost child support, he can counter-sue for all the money he is owed. A copy of the court documents obtained by MediaTakeOut are below. Also, below is a photo of the home which Sheree was shown living in on the first and second season of RHOA.
Perhaps this is the real reason Sheree is not getting child support! Sheree has not commented on the reality of her situation on Twitter or her Bravo Blog!
THOUGHTS ON THE DETAILS REGARDING SHEREE’S LEGAL SITUATION? IS BOB RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT IN LIGHT OF ALL THE MONEY SHE ALLEGEDLY OWES HIM?
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