I bet Saving Our Daughters is sorry they ever allowed their charity to be the focus of a masquerade benefit held byKenya Moore on this season's Real Housewives of Atlanta. The aftermath of the charity event gets messier by the day. There seems to be no clear answer as to how much was donated and by whom. And the organization itself has come under scrutiny as it has been touting itself as a 501(c)3 charity when that exempt status was revoked by the IRS last year.
Saving Our Daughters released another statement yesterday to try to explain why they lost their tax exempt status and how they're working to rectify it. I'd like to note here that they removed their previous statement about the event from their website.
The chairman writes, "Saving Our Daughters’ has been a non-profit since 1997 and received its 501 C-3 in 1998. Many people are aware that in 2009 the founder of the organization, Curtis Benjamin, youngest daughter was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor that required immediate chemotherapy and radiation in Atlanta. During this time, all of Mr. Benjamin’s time and energy was solely dedicated to his daughter and family. After 2 1/2 years of battling this disease, Iliss Marie Benjamin died in 2011, one month before her 13th birthday."
Shayne revealed in a statement today that the child she was carrying was a boy. "In loving memory of my son, Rex Jagger Lamas-Richie," and urged fans to donate blood, "To everyone out there, please donate blood. You can save a life like mine."
The formerCouples Therapy star also thanked fans for their love and support and reassured them that despite a Valentine's Day setback, she is on the path to recovery. "Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. I've cried reading the expression of generosity and warmth from everyone," Shayneshared with Us Weekly. "I'm out of ICU at Mission Viejo Hospital. I cannot thank the medical staff here enough for not giving up on me."
Bravo promises the biggest and most dramatic season yet: season 3 has it all, from break-ups to break-downs, ego trips to cross-country trips, and sellers acting like babies to the agents possibly having babies. Fredrik, newly married with babies on the brain, strives to be more Zen; Luis, now working with Fredrik at Douglas Elliman, moves into a sweet bachelor pad overlooking the city; Ryan tries to balance business and pleasure after meeting someone special.
April is shaping up to be a exciting month for Bravo fans. The drama and shade that is Married to Medicinereturns just four days afterMDLNY.
Those expecting a return of Paige and Brooke for the rest of the season will unfortunately be disappointed, because Kelly vs. Abby was all too real and the girls are officially done with the show. Paige confirmed it on twitter.
After the episode aired Kellyfiled a $5 million dollar lawsuit against Abby and the producers alleging that Abby physically intimidated her and she only slapped her in self defense. In documents pertaining to the suit, uncovered by The Hollywood Reporter, more information about Kelly, Paige, and Brooke's experiences on the show are revealed. And yikes – this show is even worse than we imagined!
Ramona and Mario were spotted getting cozy on a bowling date this week. "The two requested a private area where they could spend time alone away from staff and other guests," a witness dishes to Us Weekly. "The two were joking around and being affectionate." Oh yeah – nothing says sexy like the sound of the re-set machine and the glow of the well-worn disco lights. Or the smell of Lysoled bowling shoes. HOTT.