Despite a report by TMZ revealing that Lisa Wu Hartwell and husband Ed Hartwell had their home foreclosed, Lisa is now denying the foreclosure to People magazine. We were “not evicted, it was a short-sell. It was not a foreclosure,” says Lisa.
Lisa, 38, continues, “It was decision that we made and not one that was made for us. But we were not put out.” As for the TMZ report that the couple defaulted on their bank loan, she re-affirms that an attempt to restructure the loan “didn’t work out.” Lisa claims, “we chose to move, we were not evicted.”
It seems short-sell is what they’re calling foreclosures nowadays. I take it she “chose” to move after receiving notification of a foreclosure from her bank. Even her rep confirmed the foreclosure story yesterday. Plus TMZ has documents confirming the story.
Lisa however admits her family has moved into a new “downsized” home in a neighboring community due to the pressure of the recession. This clashes with the comment her rep made yesterday, saying the couple has moved into a new home sitting on 10 acres. Not sure how 10 acres is downsizing.
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Michael Cohen dishes about Bravo’s Miami Social and his cast mates in an all new interview with RadarOnline. The entertainment and fashion writer talks about his on-going beef with Ariel, George and his insane girlfriend Lina, plus his thoughts on Katrina and Ben’s marriage. Below are some excerpts from his interview -
RADARONLINE.COM: Did you know the other cast members before you started filming?
Michael: I did. Katrina, I’ve known since 2003. I wrote her wedding story for In Touch Weekly. Isn’t that funny? She was on The Apprentice at the time so when she married Ben it was a big deal back then. I knew Maria from the gym, I knew of Ariel and I knew Hardy. I knew George because he’s good friends with my friend Joey. You know we all knew each other because just like any clique, it’s always a small circle.
RADARONLINE.COM: Did you always dislike Ariel?
Michael: It’s not that I didn’t like him—and it’s not that I liked him. First of all, the crazy thing to me in my mind is—and I’m not being a bitch, I’m just being real—you know when you work at places like Us and People, we really do get invited to the grade A events? You know what I mean? So we really do know the “Grade A” players, and I know who does what events. And, let’s call a spade a spade. Miami is no fashion capital. OK? It is not. I don’t even know if there are pattern makers that live in Miami. So when Ariel talks about these fashion events, I’m like, ‘What f***ing fashion events are you talking about?’ You know? So I started to dislike him because of that because I do not like bulls**t. That’s what I don’t like.
RADARONLINE.COM: Are Katrina and her husband really over?
Michael: Yeah, my prediction is that this is it. You know, Katrina is doing her thing. Their relationship has been going since they were kids. A lot of people say to her, ‘Are you sure this is what you want to do? Ben’s such a great guy.’ But it’s hard. We can’t judge that. Ben is a great guy—but not for her today. You know? And that’s basically what it comes down to.
RADARONLINE.COM: What can you tell us about this hot mess of a relationship between George and Lina?
Michael: Well, you know I am good friends with George and we’ve had many talks. And you know what? It’s not even about the sex, I have to be honest with you. I was like, ‘What keeps you guys together?’ And he’s like, ‘I don’t know, there’s something about her.’ She’s had a very tough life and he’s trying to be like Mother Teresa here and save her. He’s really caught up in it. I don’t know. He’s really a victim, if you ask me, of this whole thing. I get very upset and very disturbed watching it. It’s disturbing because she really is so crazy and not crazy in a funny way.
RADARONLINE.COM: What’s happening with George and Lina today?
Michael: The drama still goes on. Like Lina pulled a crazy one last night. Not on TV but in real life. She and George had another huge blow-up fight. And she’s in a cast. This is really life. I mean, this show is no-bullshit. This shit still goes on today. The same shit you saw is still freaking going on. It’s amazing.
RADARONLINE.COM: Why is she in a cast?
Michael: She got upset about something and she hit something. And now she sprained her wrist and she needs a cast. I don’t know—it’s so crazy.
In other news, came across an interview with George where he talks about his Tourette’s causing his facial tics. I never noticed him twitching, but others have.
We also reported some funny rumors in our previous post that people believed Lina Fidler might be some sort of escort. Well it turns out she actually has a legit job. I came across this website which lists her as being a Real Estate sales associate. It’s towards the bottom of the page. I’ve seen two other websites that list her name as being in real estate as well. Must say it’s never a good sign when people think you are an escort based on your own actions.
TMZ is reporting today that Lisa Hartwelland her husband, former Oakland Raiders linebacker Ed Hartwell, were booted from their multi-million dollar Georgia mansion last week — after the bank foreclosed on the place. The bank sold it shortly after.
Lisa’s rep does not deny the story. The rep claims the couple was in talks with the lender to restructure the loan because the home had lost value — but that failed. They originally bought the place for $2.9 mil back in 2007 but the bank only got $1.9 mil when they resold it this month.
The rep continues, “Ed and Lisa are fine. They have settled in their [new] home, that sits on 10 acres and they OWN it!”
The first one is being reported by ExtraTV. They claim the relationship between the duo is fake and only made for TV. According to Extra, Slade reportedly approached Gretchen with the idea of creating a showmance. They say his past relationships with other “Housewives” castmembers stirs up some questions about the veracity of his romance with Gretchen. OC fans might recall Slade was previously engaged to “Housewife” Joe De La Rose and then dated Lauri Waring.
The second rumor involves pregnancy. TheDirty website is reporting today that Gretchen might be pregnant with Slade’s baby. According to thedirty, this is based on some buzz around Orange County. The Dirty website has been pretty accurate on previous reportings about the OC Housewives, so this rumor might have some legs to it.
We reported a police report filed by Kim Zolciakof The Real Housewives of Atlanta, alleging that fellow castmate, Nene Leakes choked her during an argument. The choking incident allegedly took place back in April.
Nene however denied the accusation yesterday while out with New Jersey cast member Danielle Staub, at the gay club Barracuda in New York.
Kim is now fighting back in a new interview with RadarOnline. “NeNe’s a liar, and I have a police report to prove it,” said Kim. “Violence is not something I support or agree with. And she says she’s an advocate against domestic violence…what, is it a how to?”
“Well I have a police report and two witnesses…so nice try,” Kim told RadarOnline. “She definitely crossed the line. It’s one thing to call me names, but it’s another to put your hands on me. It was incredibly traumatic and I didn’t sleep for three days afterwards.”
A new episode of the Atlanta housewives airs tonight. Will watch to see if the previewed fight between Nene & Sheree versus Kim can top the catfight that took place last week involving party planner, Anthony Shorter, and Miss She by Sheree.
“I’m definitely going to do the Housewives this season,” Bethenny confirmed to PEOPLE this week. “It’s been great … I love it. I understand we start filming [season 3] in September.”
Bethenny of course could not resist a chance to take a shot at rival, Kelly Bensimon, when asked if Kelly could rehabilitate her image on the new season. “Good luck with that. Am I helping? No.” said Bethenny. Gotta love her pure honesty.
The biggest news of all is Bethenny finally denied being engaged. We reported last week that she referred to her supposed fiance, Jason Hoppy, as her boyfriend. When asked by People, she denied being engaged but reaffirmed that they do plan on getting married one day. “You don’t see any ring,” she said.
Still not sure if it’s a good idea to keep publicly talking about your plan to marry someone who has yet to propose. That didn’t seem to work too well for Kim Kardashian but whatever floats Bethenny’s boat.
Bravo’s reality shows are usually a hit or miss. NYC Prep is a perfect example of a miss, while their latest reality show, Miami Social is a hit.
Miami Social is my latest guilty pleasure. It was one of those shows I didn’t plan on watching or writing about, until I watched it, and realized I sorta loved it. This post will contain some spoilers of what is to come this season so do not read any further if you do not want to know what happens.
The biggest shocker of all is news that Hardy Hill is now married to someone who is not Trixia, his girlfriend of 6 years on the show. Hardi is married to a woman name Pachi Lake. I’m not certain how long ago this show was taped but he sure moves quickly. Hardi and Pachi have their facebook relationship statuses as being married to each other. A photo of the married couple is below.
In other news, it seems George’s “crazy” girlfriend, Lina Fidleris no longer pregnant. She looked very non pregnant at last month’s premier. Either she had the baby or decided not to have the baby. I’m leaning towards the later, not sure if the world was ready for a Lina mini me. I suspect George has some serious self esteem issues, for him to think he doesn’t deserve better than that. But then again, he probably just loves the drama. Some people get off on that.
It doesn’t seem Katrina and Ben Moss have reconciled their marriage. I know most fans, including me, would like to see them back together but I simply don’t see that happening. On the outside, they might seem like the picture perfect couple, but at the end of the day, no one knows what went on behind their closed doors. I admire Katrina’s entrepreneurship skills, and being a self proclaimed workaholic myself, I can see where she’s coming from. I however highly doubt I would ever put work before my loved ones. I love the quote someone said on the show – “No one ever lays on their death bed wishing they had spent more time working.” Enough said. I get the feeling Ben will have no problem picking up the pieces.
There are a lot of funny ramblings about Lina’s profession. Most people suspecting she might be some sort of escort. I honestly have no idea, but would not be surprised. It would actually make a lot of sense.
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TMZ is reporting that Slade Smiley of The Real Housewives of Orange County, also known as Gretchen Rossi‘s current boyfriend, is being investigated for allegedly hitting someone during a party.
The Laguna Beach PD is looking into an altercation Slade allegedly got into at a friend’s birthday party back on July 15. The person accusing Slade of hitting him is allegedly none other than sleazeballJay Photoglou.
Jay is Gretchen’s ex, and has spent the last year leaking photos of he & Gretchen online, while trying his hardest to make himself famous. Gretchen has accused Jay of stalking her, and even filed a restraining order against Jay earlier this year. Can’t blame Slade for wanting to knock his teeth out, if the story is true.
According to TMZ, “there was a pushing and shoving match” that led to the other guy leaving the party. The hotel where the party was being held did not call the cops that night and neither did the other guy … until eight days later.
In other news, the sleaze known as Jay Photoglou refuses to go away. According to this report, he will be appearing on an E! network special about the Real Housewives franchise titled “So True So False Real Housewives Scandals.” And yeah, you guessed it, he will be there to talk about Gretchen. Sighs.
The show is suppose to be airing on E! on August 5th. I have been unable to find any information about it on E!’s website or the TV guide listings. Will be on the look out for it though.